On May 24, 2021 the artists discussed the latest on the blog.
Here is the blog post discussed: http://www.book-of-ours.com/fireworks-shootings-decomposition-cognitive-dissonance/
We also talk about how the #thirtypercentprotocol will humanize your online presence.
A comment on the live stream:
“While living in Long Beach, CA all last year, we heard fireworks constantly and could not figure out the source and purpose. There are many surrounding, impoverished neighborhoods.”
A comment worth reading:
“This is awful. I think you are correct to assume that these things are not random. I’ve heard others posit the idea that the virus destroying some communities economically, so that it would encourage mass migration and wealthy others could come in and sweep up, getting property for a fraction of what it’s worth, to build their magical surveillance controlled utopia. I’ve seen two things in the north part of Georgia (not quite the mountains/hills, but north of Atlanta): huge developments (the pack em and stack em kind-for future migrants?) that couldn’t have been grass roots (definitely funded by taxpayer dollars) and homeless people (which used to be very rare in this area-mainly bcz everything is kind of far, you have to drive) pushing shopping carts with all their belongings. I think this is designed to increase in this area. John Taylor Gatto told the story of a certain decade in US history (20’s, 30’s, 40’s?) in which they loaded up the young homeless youth and shipped them to farms for labor. I think many states are trying to shift their state’s demographics. Anyway, *is there any way to find out who is setting off the fireworks?*
Maybe the community could come together to fight this.”
“Class” by Paul Fussell as we discuss a term Julie coined: “Privileged Dissonance”
“Bright Green Lies reminds us: “Things don’t magically appear because it’s convenient for you to think they do. Things come from somewhere. These things require materials. There are costs associated with extracting these materials. These costs are paid by someone. Even if you want a groovy, solar-powered mass transit system, the materials still have to come from somewhere someone else lived until their home was destroyed so you can have what you want”.
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