Thursday, August 25, 2005

"Yomango" is Spanish for "bullshit"

Here's a story about how folks in Spain are "rebelling" by shoplifting. From their manifesto:

"Buying" is an excercise in passivity. Boring and alianating, it is a socially predetermined act. YOMANGO is a creative and exciting practice. "Stealing" is understood to be a crime, but YOMANGO does not acknowledge legalities or illegalities. More so, it speaks of a kind of legitimacy which comes from below, the legitimacy of daily life, of wanting to live freely, creatively.

Riiiiiight. Well, let's put that one on the shelf next to "free love," "not having a job," "drugs" and "spray painting stuff" ... the shelf is called, of course, "stuff that we'll say is political so we don't have to admit that we're fucking off here."


Blogger Trench said...

Kind of reminds me of the freegans AKA dumpster divers.

11:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm inclined to argue that free love and drugs are not in the same category as stealing and spray painting shit. That whole victimless thing. But the fact is that I still like doing drugs, and long for a world where I don't have to work quite so hard to get laid. So I'm a bit biased.

-Artemis J. Winler

1:39 PM  
Blogger The Bookhouse Boy said...

Fair enough ... but I still hate to see something politicized just because people want to do it. See "people who talk about medical marijuana when they just want to get high."

2:12 PM  

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