living underground in the real world

the new plan.

Here we go again. Fucking September, always coming around again.

I’m taking two weeks off from media.

Facebook, NPR, HuffPo, Alternet, Amy Goodman, Daily Show, the whole thing.

Not this year you won’t get me, September demon. I’m too busy with these wild and crazy guys, too busy having long languid dinners with old friends, too busy getting shit done, too busy forcing the world to be what I want it to be. Too busy feeling in control and loving it.

Look at this page from a wholesale pricelist I get every week. It never fails to depress me.

But there’s quiet lightning outside, the humidity is breaking, and my flooded town has been enjoying drying sun all week. Now everyone’s out walking, seeing the mudlines on the trees, the fields. The buildings. Houses. Businesses. Not mine, mercifully. Nature. Before the Facebook break, I always liked to check in on what Rev Billy had to say about it. Always good stuff, like:

LAZY HATE – staring across the border of our own territory and badmouthing the next city over, the other religion, the other anything – how easy it is and its the same habitual division we practice with the Earth, which is now recrossing that border and confronting us with wind fire and flood. Sometimes this apocalypse looks like a lesson in love.

Anyway, things seem to be getting pretty serious out there. The wind’s whipping up for another storm around these parts. And that earthquake a few weeks ago—rumor is it might have been caused by us scooping out the earth from the inside out. Who knows.

I know I feel the seriousness of this earth, these days.

And I know we’ve got to change the conversation around to it. The center of the plate has been pretty fucked up for a while, let’s admit it. My idea these days is to shove all that shit off the plate all together with the brute force of our better ideas.

Let’s force our brilliant plans/craziest chocolates/most revolutionary schemes/wildest dreams into the mainstream, let’s overwhelm it with our complicated notions of what a life can be. Let’s shove aside everything horrible that was. Instead of infighting with perceived allies who are useless, let us walk alone on individual paths of strength. Anarchy is what I’m talking about, naturally. Not wallowing in government-mandated fear and heartsickness, but simply sidestepping the awfulness all around in favor of something astonishingly beautiful, perfectly new:

Us.

We are the revolutionaries our parents pretended they were. Let’s get to it.

5 Responses to “the new plan.”

  1. indialeigh

    FUCK..what a speech! Lagusta for Presidentte!!! Nay, Lagusta as part of the new..global governance of the GDH (good domestic harmony) of the people…and the EIP (embracing individuality party). Your final paragraph really resonnated with me…

    ‘Let’s force our brilliant plans/craziest chocolates/most revolutionary schemes/wildest dreams into the mainstream, let’s overwhelm it with our complicated notions of what a life can be. Let’s shove aside everything horrible that was. Instead of infighting with perceived allies who are useless, let us walk alone on individual paths of strength. Anarchy is what I’m talking about, naturally. Not wallowing in government-mandated fear and heartsickness, but simply sidestepping the awfulness all around in favor of something astonishingly beautiful, perfectly new:
    Us.’

    Yay!
    I keep wanting to slot into the mainstream and it is spitting me out like my vegan homies spit graveyard fodder! My ‘animal..pack instincts’ seem to have been getting the upper hand far too much.

    Your writing is empowering..I want MORE of it! Talk about going out with a bang! Come back soon. I need your help to get off my ass, remove the splinters embedded from lounging on the fence and crack on!

    Reply
  2. Continuing popularity | A year with India Leigh

    […] ‘Let’s force our brilliant plans/craziest chocolates/most revolutionary schemes/wildest dreams into the mainstream, let’s overwhelm it with our complicated notions of what a life can be. Let’s shove aside everything horrible that was. Instead of infighting with perceived allies who are useless, let us walk alone on individual paths of strength. Anarchy is what I’m talking about, naturally. Not wallowing in government-mandated fear and heartsickness, but simply sidestepping the awfulness all around in favor of something astonishingly beautiful, perfectly new: Us. We are the revolutionaries our parents pretended they were. Let’s get to it.’  Rousing, eh?!   If you want to read the whole post then click on the link https://blog.lagusta.com/2011/09/05/the-new-plan/#comment-7100 […]

    Reply
  3. Continuing popularity | A year with India Leigh

    […] ‘Let’s force our brilliant plans/craziest chocolates/most revolutionary schemes/wildest dreams into the mainstream, let’s overwhelm it with our complicated notions of what a life can be. Let’s shove aside everything horrible that was. Instead of infighting with perceived allies who are useless, let us walk alone on individual paths of strength. Anarchy is what I’m talking about, naturally. Not wallowing in government-mandated fear and heartsickness, but simply sidestepping the awfulness all around in favor of something astonishingly beautiful, perfectly new: Us. We are the revolutionaries our parents pretended they were. Let’s get to it.’  Rousing, eh?!   If you want to read the whole post then click on the link https://blog.lagusta.com/2011/09/05/the-new-plan/#comment-7100 […]

    Reply
  4. Jordan

    I like the Idea of side stepping the awfullness. Reminds me of a strolling peacock we once had at the farm, in all her elegance she moves thru the piles of horse shit to get to her favorite part of the pasture. I love that your chocolate shop is a revolution! Because it so truly is, in the same way that Bloodroot is a Revolution! And to think thats all there needs to be are lovely revolutions of three sister soups and vulva chocolates!

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Basic HTML is allowed. Your email address will not be published.

Subscribe to this comment feed via RSS

%d bloggers like this: