Humpday Giveaway: Social Acupuncture
This week's book is Social Acupuncture.
"The world is a collapsing shit factory. War is total and people are being murdered and tortured in our name every day. Real political engagemet is boring and labour intensive, and it involves too much fluorescent light. Activism is hard work, but, honestly, its impenetrably Byzantine internecine weirdness is particularly preposterous in a sector that's trying to build a movement.
So what's an angry, stupid, white idiot pervert asshole jerkoff supposed to do? I keep trying this voting thing but that seems to be going nowhere. I could write some articles but I can't shake the feeling that everybody already knows, that critical mass has been achieved - we're all just hung up, distracted by petty details, while all around the shit it hitting the fan.
Excerpted from Social Acupuncture: A guide to suicide, performance and utopia, by Darren O'Donnell (Coach House Books, 2006).
Want more? The first person to email me (Katherine at blogTO.com) and tell me the name of Darren O'Donnell's theatre company gets a copy gratis.
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