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This New School student occupation just reminds me of the French uprisings in May 1968. I mean the New School students WERE reading “On the Poverty of Student Life” for chrissakes.

Why am I even writing about this? I felt the need to point out the obvious, possibly pre-arranged similarities, awoke with the Karma Sutra song included in this post in my head, know one if not two of the fellows who got arrested, and honestly have abandoned my poor little blog. But I mean really now, is it any surprise that I find this such a radical thing?

I need copies of Raoul Vaneigem’s The Book of Pleasures (out of print) and The Revolution of Everyday Life:

People who talk about revolution and class struggle without referring explicitly to everyday life, without understanding what is subversive about love and what is positive in the refusal of constraints, such people have corpses in their mouths.

Yes, every day I feel like I am 18 again this year, further with all the recession induced Situationist re-reading. Though I feel like I have a better grasp of Situationist theory than I did then. Guy Debord has recently been recognized as a “National Treasure” in France, in an effort to prevent Yale from acquiring all of his personal archives. A quote from Brecht would be all too fitting regarding Debord’s resurgence in popularity, but I will spare you.

I made a new friend last night at my favorite watering hole via our matching Amebix shirts, ahh the small things in life. The best part is that his blog is named No Gods, No Vegetables. Yes, I listen to Anarcho/Peace Punk & Crust and eat meat, deal! Jack and I made an agreement, I will hook him up with all the Anarcho mp3s his heart desires and he will try to get me into nu-metal. Amebix’s “University Challenged” is mildly fitting for this post, I posted it here. I am also including the track “Alienation” by Crisis (pre Death In June/Theatre of Hate), since they used artwork from the May 1968 posters.

More on the New School Occupation: The New School In Exile & New School Occupied.

Photos from May 1968 in Paris here.

Not to detract from the musical magic here, you can see the video of the NYPD “not using force” here.

2 Responsesto “Demystification”

  1. Ethan Says:

    SYB, you hate the term “peace punk”! Do I know who you are anymore?

    Did I ever tell you about the time…

  2. Jack Crank Says:

    NU-METAL! SOME FRIEND YOU ARE! Damnit it’s doom and thrash ya bastard!

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