After the Fall: Communiqués from Occupied California

“In California, the kids write Occupy Everything on the walls.  Demand Nothing, they write. . . .  We are kept alive, vaccinated, some even plump, yes, but we feel our surplus status.  Excess.  Excessive.  This excessiveness animates our underlying dissatisfaction. . . .  That is the crisis, a lost faith in an inhabitable future, that the work ahead is as limited as the work in place now: the absent future, the dead future, the unemployment, the anxiety.  For an economy that so often drains meaning from the immediate present for an imaginary future, a loss of faith is crisis.” — After the Fall

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