Apparently there is a book about loose organization and social media which came out last February, right around when this blog was starting, called “Swarmwise.” Well god damn, if that isn’t serendipitous. Looks like I’ll have to read it.
It’s funny how people post this sarcastically. Think about it — a planet is an object of unimaginably tremendous mass. We already know that planets have (1) gravity wells and (2) electro-magnetic fields.
Who’s to say that they don’t have all sorts of other auras and effects at levels we don’t comprehend yet? We live in a universe where particles influence each other at infinite distance and even across time. I find it completely believable, actually mundane, that the positions and angles of the planets could have a tremendous and determinant effect on personality, but more importantly, macro-historical waves of revolution and liberation, war and reaction, invention and enlightenment, and religious movements. Read Cosmos and Psyche by Richard Tarnas, it’s like astrology written for historians and marxists.
I read the article this was inspired by, and honestly thought it was wishful thinking. No, just because the game R(A)GE has an anarchy sign does not mean it has significant politics. (I played the game.)
(1) Is this trend statistically true? Are party riots increasing?
(2) Is this just some white middle-class phenomenon of excess, which is easily contained, and actually just plays the role of conspicuous consumption? Or is it an actual threat to the stability of the system? If not a threat, is it part of the demographic and/or disruption that could assist us in a revolutionary movement/revolutionary situation?
(3) Why does this never happen at parties I go to, and can someone please invite me to the ones where it does?
just a reminder of what oozy, wriggling beings we really are