What is the heavy baggage of the act and event revolution? What is the heaviness?

The question is what is seen as heavy, unbearable, intolerable. The weight of revolution is obviously blind violence and inequality, which follow many political revolutions. The same that happened repeatedly to people in mass scale happens to those who had power – the joy of making the oppressor fall down bad. Those who made the effort and decision to rise up have also responsibility to do otherwise. Isn’t it revenge what makes revolt. So it is a difficult case of multiple desires, choosing rights and wrongs. It is justified to rise up and rebel, the question is how to do that. The heavy baggage is the pay back, unwillingness and inability to actually change something and ignorance, inability to see other than bitterness, hurt, rage and hate that have piled up, inability to answer in other way than what was given before by those in power. Heavy is the powerlessness and the absolute need to gain overwhelming power over others. See what I can do, me, who in your eyes am nothing.  How to grow above revenge and be just? It is an enjoyable situation to be able to be actually seen as a whole person and not a slave and nothing. To accomplish and gain worthiness. Sad thing is it has to be accomplished, value as a human being. Some see revolution as an opportunity to gain power. That is what revolution is about, but it is not enough to want power, one has to be able to use it constructively. One thing more is how does one empower oneself to be better, how does one become wise?

What is good to do in terms of changing society?

Hidden and exposed, used, abused, untouched, labelled, stigmatized, brutalized, cut, vandalized, intolerated, unspoken, banned, difficult to look at without feeling something, strange, natural, beautiful, joyful excitement, shame. So what to think about this? Of all of the organic pleasure of life, things we have and like to play with. Watching, listening, smelling.

A matter of urgency and emergency, sexuality and whose property it is, because that’s what sexuality is, a belonging, a thing between your legs and in your brain and what you do with them. How to describe the extent of exposure of sex and the meaning of sex in this age, this time of endless ads, sellable sex appeal surfaces? Where to begin with it all? Am I angry or is there any reason to be angry about the way world is, anything wrong with this picture which is made constant news. Something happens, but what? There is always someone to blame, someone got hurt and something to want. The blame is something that is always present when talking about desires and prohibitions. Can we look at sex without feeling guilty and where does the limit go. What are we looking at?
What are we guilty of  and should we be? Guilty of wanting, spending, greed, anger, judgment and excitement. Wanting to be wanted and loved.
The blame that is placed upon women and girls, the bans of what not to do. How to be a girl. They are the evil as they are the ones who possess evil, beauty, sexuality, demonic forces by nature and they have to hide it. Nature of women is in being raped and stay accused of being raped is called justified. The weakness is in being penetrated and violated and not being able to do anything about it. Women cannot do anything about it and it is their fault.

Holy matrimony. Mystical union. Do you like flowers? Would you like to smell my buttonhole with this flower in it? I thirst for culture, I thirst for life. Ah sunny disposition, ah distracting sentences. It really does not pay to be a gloomy pill. A Good man is hard to find. Anything good is. You can watch these at the same time, simultaneously or separately. You choose.

 

Do we all know what is bad leading and do we know the concept of democracy? Is it applied democracy, or facade and a phrase, manner of speech to make the speaker sound like a good guy with good intentions, democracy a thing like honey, to which we are reaching but do not have.

People want democracy, but people do not vote. People want prosperity, but do they want all to prosper? When we talk about democracy, we think the self-evident, freedom, wealth, health care, welfare, equality, work, education and so on. Good things, easy living, peaceful society with benefits and enjoyment of life. If people choose they are not interested in politics and do not use their vote, what happens? I think the result is happening now.
I use the word democracy, not in the ancient meaning that there would be some who are allowed to vote (free men) and those who are not allowed to vote and take part (slaves and women). I use the word democracy in the meaning that everyone has a voice and power. It is up to everyone individually to decide how to use that power of his/hers. To live in a system that is based on a noble idea of participation and trust should be easy. Do we have that kind of political system in use or only on idea level? That the one you give your vote does and works for what he or she promises to.

Politics today is done poorly partly because those who are interested in voting are conservative conformists and lean too much on religion in their decision-making. Too many people boycott elections, do not participate and follow what goes on in the world. Conservatives have an active role in molding society. Why do they always seem to be the ones with the assets, say over and connections? Why CEOs are listened to as political advisers? Well because we are run by economy and business and we want salesmen stars to give advise how to make a fortune. Corporal rulers are very loud, opinionated and listened to. Good performers are luring, so is power. As politics so is business a stage act. If people, the average men and women think the current system/s is/are rotten and does/do not represent him/her, the people, but the interests of the politicians and corporations, what kind of system would do representing better? Who would represent you best? Or is politics about representing the nation and interests of a nation? Are interests of nations interests of the people of the nation?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democracy

 

When is Revolution, the book

When is Revolution, irrational right and wrong, essays and poems (pdf)

For me revolution is emotional and as a happening it is irrational, violent and brutal. During political revolution everything happens fast and we don’t know what happens next. Future looks like an endless fight and filled with unkept promises. Idea of political revolution is to take power from those who abuse the nation and its people. The word revolution is about something orbiting the same route without stopping. The irony is that it is what many man-made revolutions end up doing, going in circles. To throw over bad leaders to make new bad leaders and bad politics. It is the case in many current revolutions. The importance is emphasised on the event, which is a thrill, act of taken freedom, but to make the nation actually democratic is much more difficult. It takes a long time, serious work and dedication and actual will to want democracy. Reasons why democracy and peace are difficult to find and accomplish I go through in my book. Most important issue is who has got the power, how is it used and gained and held on to. Other issues closely linked to how power is used and by who are ideology, religion, gender issues, basic values on which society is built. Politics is power play and a show, but it has appeared that the ones who truly have power are hidden behind massive fortunes. World economy keeps politicians in tight leash and us as well. Finance world creates the empires we look at. Here comes the role of the consumer, voter, citizen and the part played by the individual. Do we live to benefit our own good only? To make revolution is a question of existence and how to exist.

My work consists of written text only, poems and essays. No images added other than what my texts make and a burning need to do something. I began my search and research in a tormented way, thrilled and with joy for having this opportunity. I understand what to make revolution means. It is total belief in what one is doing. It is focus. It becomes meaning. As finished, the item, my book, looks like a copy of next year’s budget. It is grim, but so is the state of the world. I did not want this book to be polished work of art, nor a clean correct scientific statement of having searched for something and reported the results. Results of human activity are in the news, in landscape, all over. If one bothers to dig deeper, evidence is there. I had to break a pattern of making and saying. Lots of patterns to be broken over and over. But then I had to also make something whole, something new, not just to break and put to pieces, but to build. One helpful thing was to start writing without thinking about the mistakes I might make. Not to think what other people might think about my work. My research method was to dive in, into the sea of information and try to find the truth and make an image of the world in need of total turn over.

I wanted to make a manifesto and do it as an artist and a writer mixed with the role of researcher. My approach to subject revolution is that everything is linked, every action has a reaction and those things happening far away affect us here. Making revolution becomes a difficult and delicate task, it becomes a task of everybody and not only of those far away. That is what I am after. Making a revolution which is not bound by borders of nations. To break walls inside people’s minds meaning prejudices, class, traditions, misogyny, racism and superstitions.

My meaning is to provoke to think, not only of oneself. What is the possible revolution, that may seem impossible, because a lot is wrong and those who have the ultimate power are truly mighty. We are surveilled and under heavy rule of capitalism, which seriously looks like totalitarianism and brainwash. Where owning as much as possible is seen a good thing. It also seems that those mighty ones’ make us feel powerless and small on purpose. It is to enslave us. Our world is filled with propaganda on how life should be lived. Media is the one powerful force, which is difficult to be defeated and changed. It is not luckily one entity. There are unbias news and neutral reports, one just have to be able to find them. We are at mercy of what is given to us if we don’t know where and how to look for information. I have been interested in finding revolution that would benefit people instead of the leaders, a revolution of information, wisdom and do it yourself. Can such revolution be found in the news via articles and columns in the net? How to connect with those who think the same? Many current revolutions have been implemented and reported by other than reporters of magazines in the internet as we know and we can follow very closely what happens in Ukraine, Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Bahrain and Tibet etc. if we wish. We can choose if we want to follow what happens, what concerns us. We can choose what interests us, what makes us choose. How free and individual are we in our decision-making? Social media have become an important way to put activism through. For example Feminist organization Femen has an active online of images and videos in social media from their demonstrations around the world. Change is happening fast because information and agitation get noticed and is very much-needed. We need the courage to do the right thing.

There is something about fragmented way of doing, which interests me. It reflects the world we live in. How we put together the bits and pieces and make the picture of it all. That is one part of what my work is about. Essays and poems which talk with each other, so they have become chapters of this book. I have framed my work to grow from radical feminist point of view. It is feared and hated movement, diminished by many. Feminism is the ideology, ethical and philosophical ground from where I write and do art. Rights of women and children are my main focus, crucially important to take into consideration and pay attention to, because they are the ones violated in a massive manner. They are the weak and the powerless. That includes how we take care of the environment. It has a direct influence on lives of poor people, who very often are women and children.

Question is not what needs to be done to make a complete turnover of way of life. We have the answers but are we ready to put them in use in a scale that would make the needed impact. The means and actions to do something have to be implemented immediately, not in twenty years. It means giving up one’s comfort and winnings for comfort and well-being of someone else somewhere else.

The book I begin with introduction to poetry and a collection of poems of mine. In general in history poetry has been making social change and we can think how does it do it. Who is the poet? What is part of an artist? It is a relief to read stories and texts of people who have been through difficult times, it is to reflect. It is about sharing. Same goes with music which is poetry as well and history is filled with powerful protest songs. Music has played tremendous role in waking up, inspiring and unifying people. Poetry and truth provokes. Because truth can be ugly.