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Direct Action

Here's a pretty old post from the blog archives of Geekery Today; it was written about 18 years ago, in 2006, on the World Wide Web.

Here’s a recent strip from the Calvin and Hobbes reruns. This one’s going up on my door.

I’m the decisive, take-charge type! I’m a natural leader!

[Calvin points off to the left]

See! We’ll go this way!

[Hobbes turns to the right and walks away]

Have fun.

[Calvin is trudging through a muddy creek alone.]

The problem is that nobody wants to go where I want to lead them.

When we have won, this is what freedom will look like. It won’t take any ballot boxes and it won’t take political parties, let alone guns and barricades. Direct action means being able to walk the other way and just ignore them.

Happy Easter, y’all.

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  1. heather

    it’s both the way i feel about starting the revolution and what life will be like after the revolution. it’s so frustrating to butt up against indifference and stupidity every day when you have fiercely held and well-considered and just plain right conviction. it’s so hard to keep the faith, the faith that freedom will ever exist in anything but an empty way. the whole concept of civil liberties is so depressing, because liberty should just be liberty, not doled and parcelled out by one armed state or another.

— 2008 —

  1. Discussed at radgeek.com

    Rad Geek People’s Daily 2008-02-25 – I am shocked—shocked!—to find that politics is going on in here!:

    […] GT 2006-04-16: Direct Action and GT 2006-07-06: Direct Action comix #2 […]

  2. Discussed at radgeek.com

    Rad Geek People’s Daily 2006-07-06 – Direct Action Comix #2:

    […] Here’s a nice follow-up to your Independence Day celebrations, out of the web comics archives. This is an early strip from Cat and Girl, but it makes me think of nothing so much as an even older Calvin and Hobbes: […]

— 2009 —

  1. Discussed at radgeek.com

    Rad Geek People’s Daily 2009-08-28 – Border politics:

    […] is to suggest, instead of act of civil disobedience, to view independent border crossings as direct action. Immigrants aren’t crossing borders in order to get arrested, or to challenge the morality of […]

— 2013 —

  1. Discussed at radgeek.com

    Rad Geek People's Daily 2013-07-20 – Direct Action Comix (#3):

    […] GT 2006-04-16: Direct Action Comix (from Calvin & Hobbes) […]

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