Who exactly was Chunga seeking revenge on and why? the other Ben told me he didn’t like mystery, but ,mystery in such a context provokes my attention , do intentions mean anything if their boring as fuck? I’ve spent a fortnight running away from Fleetwood Mac already.
I’ve been told i should watch blade runner alot recently, i still haven’t.
We were at an event this weekend inventing some kind of link between us and people we have nothing in common with, except no link was made and all in all that might play in our favour. I kept thinking about a clip from the documentary about Townes Van Zandt “Heart Torn Highway” , where Townes is playing various songs , between songs he makes conversation with other mouths in the room , they give stories and take laughs, there is a man i most of the time he sits crossed legged, hands interlocked on the knee at the top of the cross , a cigarette chain-smoker , eventually he becomes so moved by the music he hears ge gets emotional , some time before this he says “I wasn’t angry , I just didn’t want no more whiskey ” this man is Uncle Seymour Washington, this will be the best part of the article don’t read any further !
Should we apologise for disagreeing with someone? of course not , making a stand on something can be more important than building sand castles to please eveyone , Plan C could perhaps keep this in mind. Who was the worst band of the 90’s ? Pearl jam surely must be considered as contenders , if they can’t do it no one can.
I saw people in Marx t shirts and Syndicalist merchandise but i heard very few mentions of class struggle, to plan c is class struggle scary, possibly , some people that talk about class struggle are scary, is this really relevant?
I forgot about my potato salad.
“Anyone who claims to have read Capital volume two, you should punch them in the face for lying” – Keith Fissure
“Workers don’t read” – Gareth Lane
When i was younger i could never get over how frequently Charles Dickens used the word Melancholy , he was clearly trying to impress someone :
It seemed at Plan c that alot of people were all trying to impress each other , they could never be impressed by us .
Paint splatters and a black and white photograph, we are out of control just like you. We proved ourselves as the most worthy of academics and expect up to 3 platforms at historical materialism each year. We struggled to put our shoes on and we were reprimanded for our inability to cut cucumber a consistent size .
Blinking hell why is no one else attempting to understand why creche is so much more engaging than speaking to the grown ups?
Only joking, lovely people really, just the kind of people that like to have
Breaks are elusive
they are set in timetables
with the intention of giving you a rest
a rest from the abundance of meetings
just when the meeting is getting too dry and stale
a break is in balance to intersperse, your inorganic interactions with meeting environments
for a much more mundane and productive human interaction
yet what good is a break if we must wait 3 hours for the next one
who thought that we’d want to sit for so long
having said that what good is a break if one does not attend the meetings
breaks just became the busy parts, when people crowded around our bench
where sat a tripping warrior, waging what war, who knows, but as they said to me,
after moving their head round and round only inches from my face, nodding, retaining eye contact for minutes rather than seconds, rolling their tongue around their face, and licking stairwells on the way past
“IS THAT GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU?!”
the answer for me sadly was no, not like a resounding and defiant meaningful no, but a slightly disappointed no with a self-involved sigh
while asking questions suggests that plan c, are no longer convinced that they have the answers, there’s little point leaving things open if you spend 79minutes introducing a topic by which time anyone who had any answers, even in part, has utilised most of their mental energy retaining their concentration for such a marathon amount of time. And so discussions became less discussions and more well executed preplanned contributions with as much nuance as possible, even where unnecessary. I guess it’s like those people that mow the lawn every week cause it gives them something to do on a sunday, you know they don’t read or watch a film cause their the type of people that need to feel active, but it’s not really that productive.
Nuance is good, but too much is nauseating.
I was informed that the trajection of plan c could be compared to that of some disillusioned marxists, but from a more academic approach to politics. Unfortunately their trajection had somewhat gone over my head, and while I agree anxiety is being excabated by current structures in work, it does not answer the fateful question of, what is to be done? Oh god I can’t believe I just asked that.
The AMM felt they had an answer in their meeting, from Out OF Lunch he claimed more of the same from the AMM, the Psychedelic Bolsheviks (or is it BP?) and Luke (for some reason the amm are big fans of his too, we’re undecided on him so far). One PB member disagreed adamantly, but no alternative was offered, and out to lunch rambled and interrupted, one comrade out of his depth not knowing at all who Hegal was, began an argument which was lost in miscommunication and died a death that wasn’t soon enough, he left, I don’t think he’ll come back. They’ll stick to plan C and the pictures of people fishing.
Dave black chipped in with YEAH, when asked a question, perhaps his bluff had been called on his philosophical rhetoric so hard to follow, so to cover his back just agreed. No one would know.
We like to know the class and economic background of the left, we don’t know Dave Black’s yet, we will find out somehow, and that will decide for some of us, how much we do or don’t like him.
Some of us like the marxist-humanists, but perhaps because we are too ill informed to disagree, I wish I could retake my philosophy module in my A levels, i’d get a much worse mark but i’d enjoy writing the essays so much more.
I’ll do the economics and you do the philosophy, and never the two shall meet.
CLR James is rated by lots of people that disagree, do they take different parts of his writing and run in different directions, or do they just take what they want form his writing and ignore the elements they don’t like. Maybe it’s just “good practice” to say you like James even if you disagree. What did James think of Shachtman? Did they both like their salsa mild? Picante?
Have you read this Kittens magazine? It says nothing but it’s got pictures of baby cats on it, who needs politics when you can put a cat on it, chat bullshit that massages yours and your allies egos and win other people to the notion that politics is damaging unless you’re in and around kittens. I’ll come back to kittens, i’ll read it back to front, and write some more on it, but probably not.
Would it devaule the importance of the meeting on safe spaces if I stated that part of my criteria for a safe space is having signal? Would this be a nuance too far, suspecting not for plan c.
there was often trouble with the coffee, kept running out, and people didn’t know to take it to the kitchen to get filled up, humans socialised ‘ere ain’t that good at communal spaces at the moment.
Did creche for a while, got left alone with 7 children, seemed dodgey too me.
A child gave me a slice of pizza, I think it was supposed to be for the other children though. It tasted pretty good.
While others tripped, note taking began, the occasional question and unrelenting demands on the part of others. The notes had to be filtered as there was too much crap, reordered, paraphrased, NEVER ONCE but TWICE, always paraphrase twice. After much shifting rejigging and a couple of times completely editing the quotes to make them funnier, a poem was formed and delivered by out OF lunch, fairly well despite dyspraxic investment in the presentation of the script;
Don’t you dare write on my map
Do you remember the Fig Jam?
S’get my Juice
I can’t get from that second to this
Plants and Shit…
Grow from the Ground
I looked in the mirror
and saw myself
as a young man
READ OUT THE NOTES YOU’VE MADE!
Bass up or Bass the fuck out
I’ll lead a workshop to ruin!
Superstructure is cool, but the base needs to fuck off
Get the fuck off my map
Are we tackling this problem dialectically?
Some of us has fallen into you
Is Andy Wilson
The Karl Marx of this?
At least a protagonist.
…Just tell him I had a rough night.
Spending time seeing if things are alarmed
Thinking about making TEA is part of the process!
I think everyone is on a cliff
I feel like I’m on someone’s T-shirt
What do I smell of?
Probably rabbit shit.
Of course he’s gotten
it written down.
I don’t think we have
any relevance to
What! About what? Left eye? What?!
Deep into my face. Deeper into my face.
Left in the mirror again
it was just my left eye
I saw myself and I had two
I’ll LEAD IT OFF
Noticeable facts are worth noting. Out of place- an overwhelming sense, of not belonging, there is no hope for me to do a phd, told there was jobs in science, not sure where they’ve gone. The level of accommodation at plan c was actually impressive, the marxists, espically the ones from london, tend not to look after each other. You get feed up north, claim sheffield and leeds, we’ll put that to the test soon.
Have you noticed how my writing style throughout this article has become more conservative more grammer more paragraphs more structure, do you think I move to the right as I type?
The question to be asked is can plan c form an actual plan? If so will they share with the rest of the left, like they distributed chores in Edale. Until a plan is formed plan c will remain a beacon of post-anarchism luring wannabe radicals on to the rocks of nuance, where there shattered limbs will repair around the existing rocks until they too make up part of the rock face.
Also who were the other people on acid, and do they have a regular supplier? Perhaps best not to answer this one on out blog, given the heavy police surveillance we experience on this blog.