File spoon-archives/postanarchism.archive/postanarchism_2003/postanarchism.0307, message 19


Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2003 23:01:59 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [postanarchism] Cage: "Anarchism"



"Anarchism"

by John Cage

We don't need government
We need utilities.

Air, water, energy
Travel and communication means 
Food and shelter.

We have no need for imaginary mountain ranges 
Between separate nations. 

We can make tunnels through the real ones. 

Nor do we have any need for the continuing division of
people 
Into those who have what they need 
And those who don't. 

Both Fuller and Marshal McLuhan
Knew, furthermore 
That work is now obsolete. 
We have invented machines to do it for us. 

Now that we have no need to do anything 
What shall we do? 

Looking at Fuller's geodesic world map 
We see that the Earth is a single island, Oahu. 

We must give all the people all they need to live 
In any way they wish. 

Our present laws protect the rich from the poor. 

If there are to be laws, we need ones that 
Begin with the acceptance of poverty as a way of life.


We must make the world safe for poverty 
Without dependence on government.

- John Cage

***

"Writing Through Howl"

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(For more, visit the Indeterminacy website at 
http://www.lcdf.org/indeterminacy/ )




===="The world is the natural setting of and field for all my thoughts and all my explicit perceptions. Truth does not 'inhabit' only 'the inner man' or more accurately, there is no inner man, man is in the world and only in the world does he know himself."

 Merleau-Ponty, Phenomenology of Perception, 1945

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