Reverend Billy and his wife Savitri D. talk about the
Rev's campaign to be NYC's mayor. They discuss the
drawbacks of entering the political sphere, but explain the necessity of running against Bloomberg, who the Rev describes as "consumerism in human form."
In this video, Jonathan Talat Philips, director of Evolver.net, talks to
the Reverend Billy (aka Bill Talen) and his wife Savitri D. about the
"revelatory experience" of "radical instability" that's created by visionary activism. His Church of Life After Shopping uses a singing, dancing choir to stage actions in
"contested spaces" like Starbucks.
These are the out of control last days of the Bloomberg administration,
as fat cats are dealt parks and neighborhoods and air-space in
large-scale privatizations. We are witnessing a time in our city's
history that will be called corrupt. We will know better after it's
too late. Meanwhile, what will be left of New York City?