The Bakunin Incorporated Reader by Garret Schuelke
A great something is happening in the heartland of America. Right deep in it, the real America as claimed by real Americans. The shot economy, the constant searching for jobs, this is something that has been real for years. Michigan is the epicenter for all of these happenings. Garret Schuelke knows, Garret Schuelke is there. From his vantage point he sees it all the bar flies the people who give up clocks the individuals who do not give blood for religious reasons, all of them have chosen to converge on this hallowed grounded resting in the middle of the country.
The United States has no idea about how things other than capitalism might work. Considered a holy scripture, the idea is that any person can lift themselves up. Entire generations of people grew up being fed the pap of capitalism, how though it hurt it was a fair economic system. Whoever claims capitalism is equal is exactly the person who grew up with every possible advantage. For those individuals, a system of privilege that reinforces privilege sound pretty excellent. Anybody who has worked a long job with low pay for prolonged periods of time know that this is not the case.
Soon it will be the time for a new Woody Guthrie to grace America’s golden fields of grain. Too long it has been since ideals of economic equality were given any kind of credence. Currently the biggest problem according to economists in America is based off of declining levels of productivity, as if people can be quantified according to their economic value. Oh wait, they already are and nobody bothered protesting. If people receive unequal pay, treatment and such what possible reason could that have to work like machines if they are paid like animals? Job searches are even worse as they are made to make people feel bad. Every waking moment of a person looking for work becomes a guilty moment as if they are not doing enough.
Writers have long ago given up on this idea of working in a traditional sense. Plenty of writers have had the phoned-in day job while they value their leisure time. The concept of leisure time is lost upon so many as they spend their free time watching it get sucked up by entertainment. Nobody has that long to spend on every blasted show in the world. Rather, by creating there is a sense of accomplishment, an ability to define one’s own world on one’s own terms. That is why people become artists for freedom is a rare thing indeed.