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Unbinding Prometheus

Hearts & Spades versus Clubs & Diamonds

8 August 1974
Get your own code!

Would you believe that I'm an Eagle Scout? I fear my fate is to become a tertiary character in a badly written cyberpunk novel. I'm friendly, upbeat and optimistic, except when I'm cynical, pessimistic and solitary. Some people don't get my jokes, but I'm not telling jokes for them--my specialty is gallows humor. I sometimes become obsessed, but I can also be fickle. I think I'm very moral, except in the terms of modern morals. I pick socio-political fights. I talk too much. I can be pedantic, which sometimes comes off as condescending (which I'm *usually* not trying to be). I want more bookshelves. I haven't forgotten where I came from. I end sentences with prepositions just to piss off people with English degrees. I need an editor. I don't know when to give up--I've wasted to much blood, sweat and tears on lost causes.

Flickr: FlintSparc

Some writing:
"Where License Reigns With All Impunity": An Anarchist Study of the Rotinonshón:ni Polity
Blood Money: The Human-Capital Equation of the U.S. Occupation of Iraq
Bringing Class Struggle Up-To-Date
Supporting Revolutionary Afghan Women
Fascists, Anti-Fascists and the State
MOBilization radio: LPFM (low power FM) and pirates
A New Syndicalism?
Anarchist Organization: an Oxymoron, or not?
Interview with Left Turn

A16, Black Bloc, anarchism, anti-capitalist, violence, non-violence, IMF, World Bank.

"To be GOVERNED is to be watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, checked, estimated, valued, censured, commanded, by creatures who have neither the right nor the wisdom nor the virtue to do so. To be GOVERNED is to be at every operation, at every transaction noted, registered, counted, taxed, stamped, measured, numbered, assessed, licensed, authorized, admonished, prevented, forbidden, reformed, corrected, punished. It is, under pretext of public utility, and in the name of the general interest, to be place under contribution, drilled, fleeced, exploited, monopolized, extorted from, squeezed, hoaxed, robbed; then, at the slightest resistance, the first word of complaint, to be repressed, fined, vilified, harassed, hunted down, abused, clubbed, disarmed, bound, choked, imprisoned, judged, condemned, shot, deported, sacrificed, sold, betrayed; and to crown all, mocked, ridiculed, derided, outraged, dishonored. That is government; that is its justice; that is its morality."
P.-J. Proudhon, General Idea of the Revolution in the Nineteenth Century, translated by John Beverly Robinson (London: Freedom Press, 1923), pp. 293-294.

Comments from my detractors:

  • "The biggest, smelliest snarliest hyena is FLINT. Him and his platformist jackals will pull down ANYONE who stands up to their offal eating and cannibalistic cretinistic 'trotskyism without illusions.' Cowards hunt in packs and refuse responsibilty, they should have no place here. Flint is running an uneven, unjust and unfair policy that is the opposite of 'moderation'. Flint is a failure, a bitter nasty trollike creature of darkness.

  • "Getting back to Flint, here we had a political fanatic with a very shallow understanding of Nietzsche and philosophy...... Researching Flint's writings on the Internet, I see the writings of a person with a very feeble understanding of philosophy, society and what it takes to change the world. I see a very angry person without depth and whose compassion for others is completely void. Had I researched his writings at that time, I would have quickly distanced myself from him."

  • "YOU IGNORANT JACKASS. Start checking your facts. Start putting in even the smallest amount of effort in trying to present a thoughtful perspective on any subject. People like you, regardless of ideology, do damage to the very idea of intelligent discourse. I am through being civil with you. I believe in freedom without condition not enslavement to the society. That is the real true fundamental difference between you and I on a philosophical world. You still believe in slavery and I never will. You have no grasp of ideas. Those criminals that you despise so much are rooted much closer to your philosophy than they are to mine. You're damn right you hit a nerve because for all of your moral indignation you just want to be a slave owner at the basest level. Except that everyone would be a slave, and their master would be "the community."

  • "Flint is petty, ignorant, and not to be taken seriously."

  • David Horwitz's Discover the Network

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