by Caitlin Johnstone
January 27, 2021
I made the mistake of
involving myself in a sectarian Twitter spat when I was halfway
through my morning coffee today and I instantly felt like an idiot.
Tension, coldness and
defensiveness where previously there was playfulness and the
crackling sensation of an exciting new day in which anything was
The days when you're involved in sectarian bickering are the days when,
At best the drama gives your ego a tickle (as social media platforms are designed to do), after which you feel a bit yuck.
As a general rule, you may find that it works best to reject cliques and factions altogether.
When you "belong" to any group you feel compelled to defend it, and to move with it wherever it goes even if that's not where you feel like the energy is.
You get invested in
wanting the collective to move in a certain direction, and you get
frustrated when it just wants to focus on silly nonsense and
The unfortunate fact is that our society is insane, and its madness pervades literally every political faction to varying degrees.
Instead, focus on becoming more sane, and then act based on that sanity.
One of the most frustrating things is seeing where we need to move and not being able to get the collective to come with you.
...and they just want to bicker and ego spar.
Just blast off into health yourself, and trust that the others will follow if and when they are able.
This doesn't mean you can't organize and work collectively; you absolutely can.
You are free to collaborate with anyone on any issue at any time.
You don't actually need to be a member of the Blah Blah Whateverist Club to do this.
And when nothing is happening that you want to collaborate with others on, you can attack the machine on your own, using your own unique set of tools based on your own inspiration.
You are not owned or bound.
Organize and collaborate
on a case-by-case, issue-by-issue basis while remaining sovereign.
So be your own
revolution and attack the machine wherever you detect a weak
point in its armor.
It would have killed my
ability to move with agility in whatever way is demanded by each
present moment, because I would have been binding myself to the
movements of a group that isn't seeing what I'm seeing and can't
move the way I move.
But if you're like me and
you don't see the various groups, organizations and factions getting
us to where we need to go, consider stepping out of the vehicle,
standing on your own two feet, and waging your own revolution.