PDFs for your
PDFs for your
Guns are Better than Anything Else
you know how people were so upset about how politicians who knew nothing about the internet were trying to legislate online censorship laws?
Yeah that’s basically how I feel all the time about guns.
I know a lot about guns. I don’t want to, I was just raised that way - I was raised in the shooting range my parents owned. I soaked up everything as my mom trained police officers and taught women armed-defense. I’ve never once played ball. I have many times stripped, cleaned and reassembled pistols in the dark. Firearm safety was instilled so deeply I still can’t point a water pistol at a living creature (our family chose target shooting, skeet, trap, over hunting).
Despite and nevertheless, whatever the etiology, the symptoms are unacceptable. If we can’t treat the problem, we must take action to prevent accidental or intentional firearm injury (from accidental discharge, to ignorant gun owners, to gun acquisitions by the temporary homicidal).
The second amendment is moot to me because, to my view, the document is too fundamentally flawed - too rooted in someone else’s material history.
Reality has a an exploit and it needs a patch. If my voice carried any weight, I’d consider all pull requests before modifying the code. But the code must change.
Vanguard Party mission statements - our community relies on these statements when making tough decisions.
From their homepage:
Welcome to ZineLibrary.info. Here you will find hundreds of radical zines ready to print. You can also upload zines to the site ( zines with file sizes bigger than 7mb can be uploaded to http://indybay.org and linked here). Feel free to comment and contribute.
This is a labor of love and apparently an act of pure benevolence. We were intending to start an open zine archive using FOSS software called open journal. But with zinelibrary succeeding in its mission, is there a need for another archive?
Chapter 5: On conferences and public speaking
The revolutionary absolutely loves public speaking, for where else would he get the training for his opening speech when the revolution is finally victorious and the Proletariat has finally taken over? Hence the revolutionary thrives to be ready for…
On “Communist Semantics”
At the conclusion of his Dictionary of Doubletalk (1971), Roy E. Colby offers a bibliography of “Publications on Communist Semantics.” Colby and Alger are both fascinating anthropologists of societies of straw men. They imagine an exotic and uncanny society dangerously illegible and seductive. Both seem compelled by erotic desire to know this exotic Other.
Publications on Communist Semantics
For those wishing to explore further the important field of Communist semantics, three publications are especially recommended, in addition to Conquest with Words, previously mentioned. They are as follows:
(a) Wordsmanship - Semantics as a Communist Weapon, prepared for the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee by Dr. Stefan T. Possony, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1961.
(b) Language as a Communist Weapon, prepared in consultation with Dr. Stefan T. Possony by the House Committee on Un-American Activities, U.S. Government Priniting Office, Washington, D.C., 1959.
(c) Words in Sheep’s Clothing, Dr. Mario Pei, Hawthorn Books, N.Y., 1969.
Whether you’re a teacher or student, a programmer, a fiction writer, or a ‘zine contributor, this manifesto will keep you done. I find it especially compelling as an academic and educator.
It’s worth noting that two people colloborated to articulate and document this manifesto from start to finish in no more than 20 minutes.:
The Cult of Done Manifesto
- There are three states of being. Not knowing, action and completion.
- Accept that everything is a draft. It helps to get it done.
- There is no editing stage.
- Pretending you know what you’re doing is almost the same as knowing what you are doing, so just accept that you know what you’re doing even if you don’t and do it.
- Banish procrastination. If you wait more than a week to get an idea done, abandon it.
- The point of being done is not to finish but to get other things done.
- Once you’re done you can throw it away.
- Laugh at perfection. It’s boring and keeps you from being done.
- People without dirty hands are wrong. Doing something makes you right.
- Failure counts as done. So do mistakes.
- Destruction is a variant of done.
- If you have an idea and publish it on the internet, that counts as a ghost of done.
- Done is the engine of more.
What happens when a ‘zine meets its ego ideal?