We have The Benefit of looking back on the 1970’s and saying

                   “OH WHAT RICHES
                 CAN 
                                   COME
                       FROM
         B. R. O. K. E. N.
               T. I. M. E. S.”

……….,……..
Everybody knows we’ve been lied to
at school, during work.

With the class, 

with the whole class.
People give a shit.
It’s pretty clear now that it was an unjust war. (ALL THE DENIM!)
Because giving up on the government doesn’t mean giving up.
People are taking it on.
Critical thinking in the streets-

Politics in the living room

risk in the class rooms.

Black power, 

(back to the land.)

Women’s lib-

feminist presses/ the new Frugality.

Artists.

         Trying.

 Everything. 

Artists Gathering means 

something. 

There is energy to that period after that hopeful period.
——-
Giving up the Ghost

is a kind of National growing up.

People doing it for themselves, 

 2004 or 1964.

It’s still an Us vs. Them time. 

A SIMPLISTIC POLARITY HAS BEEN RUPTURED. We are stepping out of our allotted boarders.

Forming coalitions, CO-OPERATIVE ALLIANCES; COLLECTIVES

SALONS AND MICRO PUBLISHING ENDEAVORS ARE

cropping up everywhere.

It’s a more than merrier Specificity!

We may not have jobs, but we have more than ever before- in our lifetime.

EACH OTHER.

We are unafraid to make utopic gestures and say complicated statements out loud.

Wild experimentation and 

investigation across mediums.

THE WORLD IS MARKED BY A PLURALITY
not: us versus them,
squares or misfits.

Not,

   liberals or cons-

But- Disco. Soul, Rock N’ Roll,

Funk and Folk.

Everything in it’s own sphere and everything bleeding. Many of the vets have come back.

Our views have become complicated.

Disillusionment as a Starting point.

Newly Adult critical Minds were so young when the Wars were won.
Realizing How Much Can Be Done without Capital. That more dangerous, more powerful is

THE SHARING OF KNOWLEDGE

 that sharing 

means something.

Artists

Are

Writers.

Artists

Are

Theorists.

Artists are: Publishers/ Partners/ Workers/ Dancers.

 So less hand shaking!

MORE TALKING

Not a revival of an idealized decade;

A building of a new revival

with open Eyes

resigned spirits

weighty desires

and

strong

hands
……..,…..
-Unkown street artist, Chicago 2015.

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