Dateline: Roger Nowosielski
I'm Polish-born but as American as apple-pie. I've seen a great many changes since I first set foot in this land in 1961 - many of them, I'm afraid, not for the better. Thanks to the Internet era and the "blogging" phenomenon, we can address the issues that ail us, establish new means of communication, form new alliances, perhaps make a difference in the end.
Right or wrong, the association of wealth and riches with individuality continues to have a strong hold on us. The things we have, what we drive, where and how we live, the clothes we wear, they all seem to define us. Is there anything wrong with that picture?
MacPherson succeeded in articulating a full-blown, state of the art theory of modern day liberalism, a theory which hasn't been refuted as yet: "the political theory of possessive individualism," he called it. Its success derives from having merged the economic, market-related features of a modern-day society with the political ones.
Most human relationships are in essence moral relationships. And if they’re not moral, then they’re not relationships, but mere transactions masquerading as the real.
Class happens when some men, as a result of common experiences (inherited or shared), feel and articulate the identity of their interests as between themselves, and as against other men whose interests are different from (and usually opposed to) theirs.
It’s my considered opinion that unless OWS becomes injected with a brand-new life force and spirit, it has pretty much exhausted itself by now.
“In the end we lost the battle too.” “What?” “I mean the victory belongs to the peasants, not to us."
What we’re going through right now, both in America and throughout the West, isn’t just any economic or political crisis but a moral crisis first and foremost. Get with it and act accordingly!
What is justice? The one question that’s coextensive with humanity’s lifespan, a question which shall forever be asked and forever remain relevant.
Protest is the message and the physical spaces which are being reclaimed, the medium. The end result is the process.
An one-act play Concerning “Tactician” (the compound commander),a gossip monger called “Troublemaker,” and a little piglet named “Squealer”