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<nettime> The Californian Reality (from: New Geography)
allan siegel on Wed, 22 Jan 2014 11:34:08 +0100 (CET)


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<nettime> The Californian Reality (from: New Geography)


Hello,
Thanks Brian for the snapshot history lesson; what seems to be glossed over in your letter is this salient point: "Not only in California, but across the world there are new oligarchies who dispose (of us) more or less as they please. Unlike the student movements of 2009, I don't think this thing is going to fall in some passionate spontaneous coming insurrection." Precisely, and exactly what kind of planning/organizing/conceptualizing is necessary (or possible) not simply as a defense against the OS of a corporate totalitarianism but to envision and "plan" a new trajectory of possibilities altogether? If we can't, decisively, move beyond the Democrats vs. Republicans paradigm then we can rest assured that the Google buses will just keep coming (to a bus stop near you).

best
allan


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