Unleashing a whirlwind of revolt

Humankind is facing the prospect of an unimaginably grim future and we urgently need to rise up and shout ‘no!’.

We cannot allow ourselves, and generations to come, to be violently forced into lives of miserable slavery, deprived of our freedom and individuality, isolated from each other, controlled and exploited for every minute of our servile existences by an all-powerful technocratic elite.

But how can we resist? Words are all very well, but what are we actually going to do to break free from this unprecedented danger?

It is useful, of course, to come together on the streets in huge numbers (see this article) to voice our dissent, as this signals to others out there that they are not alone, that resistance does actually exist beyond the system’s carefully manufactured consensus.

But these events need ongoing momentum, the sense they are leading somewhere fast, and the system’s smearmongers, falsifiers, detractors, inflitrators and mockers will do all they can to kill that.

So we need to organise locally as well. We can act independently and without advance notice with groups of friends. Posters, stickers, leaflets, banner drops and graffiti all communicate directly with other people and create an atmosphere of urgent revolt.

Keeping this part of your activity off the internet is likely to be increasingly important – and even practically necessary.

Individuals can resist on their own, even, by refusing to comply with the latest draconian restrictions, by cocking a defiant snoop at the authorities and helping to push their enforcement capacities towards breaking point.

As the repression is cranked up, and our right to dissent is further removed, people will inevitably be pushed towards sabotage of the system’s infrastructures as the only way to fight back.

In all its aspects, our resistance needs to be stronger than anything that any of us have ever experienced before in our lives.

It cannot be fuelled merely by political opinion and allegiance and it cannot simply express itself in the form of occasional symbolic protest or abstract argument.

We need to source it from deep within us.

Firstly, our resistance needs to come from our bodies.

We have to give voice to our primal need to live and breathe and smile, to speak and shout and sing, to touch and hug and kiss.

We will not be wrapped in plastic and sealed in little airtight boxes by the socipaths who think they own us! We will not be muzzled and separated, forcibly injected with their poisons, chipped and defiled by their insidious technologies.

We have to shake off the self-imprisoning restraint with which we have been conditioned since birth and allow our bodies to scream their defiance and kick and punch their way out of mortal danger!

Secondly, our resistance needs to come from our hearts.

We have to be goverened by our much-derided gut feeling, our innate human instinct. We need to shake off worries about the consequences of speaking up and fighting back – we need to go with what we feel is right.

Thirdly, we need to tap into the energies of solidarity, belonging and togetherness that have always played a huge role in human society but which are being deliberately destroyed by those who would control us.

We can draw on the same kind of strength from the wider community and culture as from our own individual bodies and hearts.

Carl Jung regarded our collective unconscious as a latent force which could surge up and save humanity at the moment of our greatest need.

But that force only becomes real when it is channelled and expressed by actual physical human beings!

We have to shrug off the chains of subdued conventionality and fake “rationality” with which we have been held down all our lives and allow this collective energy to flood through our blood, our limbs and our minds.

We have to all become the heroes and heroines of our myths and legends, the courageous men and women who face their destinies head-on and risk everything for the common good.

Fuelled by this timeless strength, we will rise far above the level of all the police and spooks and bureaucrats who are being paid to keep us down.

Like a parent of any species who needs to defend the lives of their children, we will suddenly find we are a thousand times more powerful than these wretched mercenary dwarves.

The anarchist Gustav Landauer wrote, 100 years ago, about the way uprisings could not be organised in advance, but were the result of a “resonance” throughout the people.

He said: “There is no need to fear a lack of revolutionaries: they actually arise by a sort of spontaneous generation – namely when the revolution comes”.

The “voice of the spirit” was a trumpet that would sound again and again, he said. Injustice would always seek to perpetuate itself but as long as people were truly alive, revolt against it would always break out.

It is this collective spirit, this resonance of revolt, that we need to summon up today to see off the life-crushing horror of the newnormalist global dictatorship.

Infused with its joyful anger, illuminated by its insurrectionary love, we will become as wild and as unstoppable as a hurricane!

About Paul Cudenec 154 Articles
Paul Cudenec is the author of The Anarchist Revelation; Antibodies, Anarchangels & Other Essays; The Stifled Soul of Humankind; Forms of Freedom; The Fakir of Florence; Nature, Essence & Anarchy; The Green One and No Such Place as Asha. All of these have been published by Winter Oak Press - www.winteroak.org.uk. He has also contributed to publications such as Red Pepper, Green Anarchist and The Morning Star. His work has been described as "mind-expanding and well-written" by Permaculture magazine.

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