A Preamble To #OWS Goals

November 19, 2011 at 5:34 pm Leave a comment

What we truly owe

If a preamble to a movement that’s skillfully avoiding both NGOization and abduction by electoral politics is appropriate, it might be this:

What is debt, anyway? A debt is just the perversion of a promise. It is a promise corrupted by both math and violence. If freedom (real freedom) is the ability to make friends, then it is also, necessarily, the ability to make real promises. What sort of promises might genuinely free men and women make to one another? At this point we can’t even say. It’s more a question of how we can get to a place that will allow us to find out. And the first step in that journey, in turn, is to accept that in the largest scheme of things, just as no one has the right to tell us our true value, no one has the right to tell us what we truly owe.*

*Debt: The First 5000 Years

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