Sunday, May 11, 2008

The spirit of 1968 lives

Check out some graffiti from the May 1968 student & worker uprisings in Paris. Words live on and continue to resonate. A few clippings worth highlighting:
Warning: ambitious careerists may now be disguised as “progressives.”

[snip]

The boss needs you, you don’t need the boss.

[snip]

We refuse to be highrised, diplomaed, licensed, inventoried, registered, indoctrinated, suburbanized, sermonized, beaten, telemanipulated, gassed, booked.
We are all “undesirables.”
We must remain “unadapted.”

[snip]

You can’t buy happiness. Steal it.

[snip]

To hell with boundaries.
You can no longer sleep quietly once you’ve suddenly opened your eyes.
The future will only contain what we put into it now.
That first line seems especially pertinent now as we witness "progressives" of one stripe or another profiting madly from their "gate crashing." I can guarantee you, these new "bosses" need you much more than you need them - that's the dirty little secret of power.

Image and link h/t to Marisacat.

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