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Podcast: The Road to Revolution


Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall

The Road to Revolution

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What is a Revolution? Is it desirable? How do we get there? Far from the idea of usurping power – whether violently or peacefully – or promoting a single politician to a position of power with the hope of “revolutionizing” society, a true revolution is a coordinated and globally expansive idea of solidarity backed up with creation action: not designed to take or destroy power, but to create a new system entirely, one which would make the present power structures irrelevant. Understanding the institutional nature of our society is important in understanding how power structures mutually reinforce one another. Through this understanding, we can – and must – challenge through critique and creative action, each and every existing power structure by creating people-based alternatives, which themselves mutually reinforce each other. This is not a simple or short-sighted program of revolution, but a long process. Elites think and plan for the long-term, and so should we.

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2 Comments

  1. emre says:

    Can you provide reputable sources to document your claim about the historiticity of the ship of fools? A quick search suggested that Foucault made it up (see, for example, “The ship of fools: Stultifera navis or ignis fatuus?” http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/amp/37/7/756/).

  2. Michel Corbeil says:

    It’s unfortunate that we have to be paid subscribers to boilingfrogspost.com to be able to listen to this podcast, but “C’est la vie”, sometimes.

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