Resilient Ways: Imagine a free world …

What dreams of resiliency may come …

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Getting to know and trust new people is tough. As anarchists we must be “bigger heart’d” than most – we have to be willing to trust … not in stupid ways, but also not in cold-heart’d cynical ways.

Our Resilient Team is growing, and we are forging a path to create communities we would be proud of and to base this not simply on material things (which are important), but more so on the people, the human beings, that will comprise our communities …

(so maybe I shouldn’t have taken this picture of Jim)

(but I never said I was perfect, I’m just an anarchist-smart-ass …)

One comment

  1. “To sleep–perchance to dream: ay, there’s the rub, for in that sleep of death what dreams may come when we have shuffled off this mortal coil, must give us pause. There’s the respect that makes calamity of so long life. For who would bear the whips and scorns of time, th’oppressor’s wrong, the proud man’s contumely, the pangs of despised love, the law’s delay, the insolence of office, and the spurns that patient merit of th’ unworthy takes, when he himself might his quietus make with a bare bodkin? Who would fardels bear, to grunt and sweat under a weary life, but that the dread of something after death, the undiscovered country, from whose bourn no traveller returns, puzzles the will, and makes us rather bear those ills we have than fly to others that we know not of? Thus conscience does make cowards of us all, and thus the native hue of resolution Is sicklied o’er with the pale cast of thought, And enterprise of great pitch and moment with this regard their currents turn awry and lose the name of action.” ~ Wiliam Shakespeare, Hamlet

    Personally, I rather like this speech, because in it, Hamlet examines his irresolution and is quite objective about himself. Also, he evaluates the possibility of suicide and chooses to continue making choices, thereby displaying some adaptability and resilience.

    With respect to the photo, I think it is a fine thing to take photos, even when people are unaware of it, since it is zero aggression. I’m a bit iffy on the whole thing about putting photos on Twitter of our principals whilst sleeping, but that’s simply my preference. One of the things I hope we are able to get away from is any sense that Jim “allows” or “tolerates” free speech, when I think freedom of expression is a key virtue. I do have my preferences, and I’m never shy about stating them.

    Please keep up the excellent work you are doing, Dan. You are making vitally important contributions to the team. Thank you.

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