I remember thinking last fall, when Occupy encampments started to build around the country and it was clear that a mass movement was underway, how poor a time autumn is for a revolution. Humans follow the cycles of nature. In the fall, the fruits of growth have reached maturity and are ready to be harvested for use during the winter, when we take shelter and look within. Not the best time for a mass uprising. But now it’s SPRING! Time to burst forth and bloom in beautiful burgeoning beauty into the resurrected light of this earthly paradise!
So I say PLANT A MILLION SEEDS and make the stockpiles high and huge! Food to the people, baby! I’m looking at you, guerrillas of gardening, professors of permaculture, comadores of compost, and anyone else who has a pot to piss in (plant in it instead)! The banker says, “Let me print and control a nation’s money, and I care not who makes its laws.” Let us retort, “Let us grow and share all the food we need without using your god damned money, and while we’re at it we get rid of your laws while we’re at it!”
Richard Wilhelm, in his translation of the ancient and venerable I Ching, writes under the hexagram for Revolution: “Times change, and with them their demands. Thus the seasons change in the course of the year. In the world cycle also there are spring and autumn in the life of peoples and nations, and these call for social transformations.”
Let this not be the winter of capitalism, but the spring of liberty!