Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Anti-Communitarian Manifesto hardcopy update

Nordica picked up the proof and says it looks good enough to print! They'll be going out either Friday or Monday. We both still think we need a better introduction, it was hard to write it after so many years since we wrote the online manifesto. I continue to find and read excerpts and essays published online about Hegel and want to address their arguments. Seems like there's more and more available and I wanted to use the intro to describe the dialectic in philosophical terms as well as for average readers. Which I think is appropriate, whereas Nordica wants it to be simple, like 2020. Maybe next printed version will have 2 intros, one from her and one from me. She's the best business partner I've ever had but that doesn't mean we share the same creative expression. She is an srtist first, drawing and graphics are her passion and she sees things so differently than me, a non-fiction writer who loved Facts on File. I'm hoping someday she'll be inspired to do a comic strip of our little "league", she can draw the cutest little people and you know exactly who they are. She's done some of me that are just funny looking and the nugget people are my most favorites. One time she drew me as this little tiny nugget lady and the community cop was this big huge nugget with a gigantic mouth sneering down at me.

Plus this whole health aspect that she's into is rubbing off on her old ma. I've learned a lot about natural remedies and how good you feel when you eat good food. This is a direction that would be worth pursuing as one alternative to continuing writing about Etzioni and the global government. Since the comms are moving into their solution based mentality then I'm wondering if it isn't time for us to do the same. I know there are things out there that have been taken from us and things that have been planted that are poisoning us and killing us, and like everything else connected to the "plan," it's been going on for a long time. I used to tell Nordica if I've been eating and drinking poison my whole life then it's too late for me, and wouldn't it be better if we give her the expensive food since she has hope, and leave me in peace to smoke my cigarettes and drink my coffee and occassionally eat toast. But with the amount of fresh food and pure juice in our home the past year (because she's breastfeeding) I ate so good that now I'm actually mixing my Tops tobacco with Catherine's Summerwind Tea, a mixture of mint, chamomile, spruce tips, fireweed, rosehips, yarrow, clover, wormwood, coltsfoot, raspberry leaves, organic orange peel. It's been sitting here for months since I never drink anything but coffee, and then tonight Nordica suggested I try smoking it. It's a lovely blend, it actually soothes my throat. My tobacco will last a long time doing this, and maybe so will I. :)

6 comments:

The Scavenger said...

"try smoking it" boy have I got in a lot of trouble with that line over the years. hehe!! Great post, I'll be back.

Chris

Stop Common Purpose said...

Why not try smoking a pipe, Niki?

the tent lady said...

Hehe Scavenger. Who were you saying it to?

And yeah SCP, actually, I do smoke a pipe occassionally, as well as cigars, and have been known to participate in a modern version of a Lakota Ceremonial Pipe, and I frequently share my personal Peace Pipe with my neighbors and friends.

I like to smoke, and it's amazing that the only smoke that bothers Nordica is packaged American cigarettes, which she showed me has some nasty chemicals. Says that's the smell she hates and swears was going to kill her if I kept smoking them. I have often wondered if cig additives were designed to help pass more communitarian regulations forbidding smoking, in the same way food additives that cause obesity were designed to help establish a war on obesity.

Anonymous said...

Niki,

Before enlightenment

chop wood
carry water

After enlightenment

chop wood
carry water

Sorry. Can't remember what thats from.


Joni Mitchell THE THREE GREAT STIMULANTS lyrics

I picked the morning paper off the floor
It was full of other people's little wars
Wouldn't they like their peace
Don't we get bored
And we call for the three great stimulants
Of the exhausted ones
Artifice, brutality and innocence
Artifice and innocence

No tanks have ever rumbled through these streets
and the drone of planes at night has never frightened me
I keep the hours and the company that I please
And we call for the three great stimulants
Of the exhausted ones
Artifice, brutality and innocence
Artifice and innocence

Oh and deep in the night
Our appetites find us
Release us and bind us
Deep in the night

While madmen sit up building bombs
And making laws and bars
They'd like to slam free choice behind us

I saw a little lawyer on the tube
He said, It's so easy now, anyone can sue.
Let me show you how your petty aggravations can profit you!
Call for the three great stimulants
Of the exhausted ones
Artifice, brutality and innocence
Artifice and innocence

Oh and deep in the night
Appetites find us
Release us and blind us
Deep in the night
While madmen sit up building bombs
And making laws and bars
They're gonna slam free choice behind us

Last night I dreamed I saw the planet flicker
Great forests fell like buffalo
Everything got sicker
And to the bitter end
Big business bickered

And they call for the three great stimulants
Of the exhausted ones
Artifice, brutality and innocence
Artifice and innocence
Oh these times, these times
Oh these changing times
Change in the heart of all mankind
Oh these troubled times

joni mitchell.

Don't you love those words Niki?
You're not alone.

Love,
Sue

Anonymous said...

Cut your own firewood, and it will heat you twice.

C said...

Cool! I'm looking forward to buying a copy. ;-)