Manifesto For Revolution (not a poem at all)

Manifesto For Revolution

A. Revolution In Daily Practice

To work with others in a spirit of free cooperation to the extent of our capacity, to enter into debate with an open heart and mind, to read, to write, to share ideas, to play or listen to music, to explore the potentials of consciousness, to enter into authentic intimate relationships with others, to question received wisdom and to encourage, facilitate and support others to do so; these are the types of activity which comprise the revolutionary’s daily programme of tasks at our current point of political development.

B. The Overall Objective Of Revolution

The most powerful revolutionary act consists in the raising of an individual’s consciousness – and this may be one’s own or that of another – in the direction of an increased awareness, understanding and appreciation of the situation in which we find ourselves together, accompanied by the development of a self confidence in assuming personal responsibility for exercising a self directed moral autonomy in concert with the physical and social setting to the greater good of all.

About Ben Naga

The Spirit that graces me with its passing has no name and stems not from thoughts and words, though it gathers them up as it flows, but from feeling.

Posted on July 4, 2012, in Not A Poem At All, Writing and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Another brilliant post, both timely and timeless.


    • So kind of you to say this. I am happy to hear that it resonates with you. 🙂

      I rediscovered it the other day when someone “Like”d the original posting a year ago. (Presumably they had been poking about in the “archives”) The writing itself is even older. I actually find myself asking out loud, “Did I really write this”? On reflection, I think it gives short shrift to artists and sculptors, which probably reveals a verbal bias. My artistic talents in other spheres are fairly sparse, I’m afraid.


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