this life is ours.What should be political? Whether we enjoy what we do to get food and shelter. Whether we feel like our daily interactions with our friends, neighbors, and coworkers are fulfilling. Whether we have the opportunity to live each day the way we desire to. And “politics” should consist not of merely discussing these questions, but of acting directly to improve our lives in the immediate present. Acting in a way that is itself entertaining, exciting, joyous—because political action that is tedious, tiresome, and oppressive can only perpetuate tedium, fatigue, and oppression in our lives. No more time should be wasted debating over issues that will be irrelevant when we must go to work again the next day. No more predictable ritual protests that the authorities know all too well how to deal with; no more boring ritual protests which will not sound like a thrilling way to spend a Saturday afternoon to potential volunteers—clearly, those won’t get us anywhere. Never again shall we “sacrifice ourselves for the cause.” For we ourselves, happiness in our own lives and the lives of our fellows, must be our cause!

7 Responses to “this life is ours”

  1. Dee Says:

    more writing to be expected yahh….. 🙂 nice work, i like it….

  2. hujanderas Says:

    Waw, blognya bergizi.

    salamku.
    hujan_saja

  3. Tsuroyya Says:

    wow… u grow rapidly… the more I know u.. the more surprise I will find out
    Though still need time to really understand your great writing…

    Good JOB!

  4. nenonenoneno Says:

    waaaahhh akhirnya nyampe juga di rumahnya Pak Ibnu, setelah sekian lama! liat liat dulu ya Pak.. 😀

  5. nenonenoneno Says:

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    thank you! 😀


  6. Your idea is outstanding; the issue is something that not enough people are speaking intelligently about.

  7. my pad media Says:

    Please let me know if you would be willing to be a guest blogger on my blog? Thanks.

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