Despite decades of theater-going, including four separate full productions of Love's Labour's Lost (for some reason), this is my first time seeing Hamlet on stage. I knew I could count on LGP to knock it out of the park, which they did. Congratulation to all!
I'm starting to get seriously annoyed at anarchists who have so little common sense. I have always believed that the revolution should be beautiful and fun, & I respect that these independent actions are striving for that; but they're failing miserably. In fact they're setting themselves up for failure--and making their own ideals harder to achieve. Demanding instant, complete and permanent victory and dehumanizing your opponents doesn't just prevent you from being co-opted by community institutions; it prevents YOU from co-opting THEM, and it poisons the discourse.
The Carrboro Commune could have claimed a real victory by setting an intention to demonstrate your ideals for a limited time, say a few hours, and inspiring the neighbors to want you to come back & even to join you. Instead you invite your opponents to call you childish & arrogant, & leave your potential allies little reason to believe they're not right.
Thanks, Byron--please link your Gray profiles from the archive. Does anyone around have a Gray story to share, by the way?
Thanks for a thought-provoking & tasty bit of writing, from "continental divide" to "carbonated yet calibrated". Planning an expedition to Raleighwood now!
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