Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Promise Kept

I promised five years ago I would start blogging today. But that was five years ago, blogging was still cool back then. It was at the time the best way to connect with people, there were no social media. Today you can hear people saying things like "Facebook activism" or "Twitter revolution", they hardly mention blogs anymore, but I guess a retired revolutionary can use something as outdated as a blog to write about the good old days, comment on contemporary uprisings and give away few tricks of the trade.

In a year the world will end, the Mayans said so, that's why I need to cover everything (or at least the important stuff) by then. This should be around fifty posts, so I'll be posting once a week. But don't expect this to be another 50 Crucial Points, rather something like 3 Easy Steps:

But why am I doing this? I will try to answer the question of my motivation next week. Expect a post on Wednesday, December 28th.


At 11:03 PM, Blogger Bill Conroy said...

If the world ends, are there any more crucial points? So, I refuse to believe it and will pay close attention to your words ... and the vision you have of a world not ending, maybe even one that gets a little bit better, day by day, struggle by struggle.

Anyway, I know you'll be a source of great entertainment and enlightenment, more so than the fireworks accompanying the end of the world — which I expect would be a rather unpleasant experience, one best headed off if possible.

So anything that helps to forestall such a final outcome, I'm going to keep up with — out of self-interest if nothing else.

See you on the other side of the world in the near future .— a vote of confidence in a continuing world at any rate.....

At 7:55 PM, Blogger Jeff L said...

I like it. Tip number 3 especially. I think creativity is a key. One type of action that might help would be something along the lines of Gandhi's salt march. A civil disobedience involving something basic and essential to everyone's lives.

But for some reason, I've got a thirst for a mojito right now. I'll catch your next update.

At 2:27 PM, Blogger Her Žile said...

Dude... you have no idea how tacky that video is. As your countryman, and fellow revolutionary, I am disgusted at your utter lack of consideration towards the situation your country is now. Talking about sexy politics and sipping a mojito in a pool while your countrymen struggle to make ends meet is tasteless to say the least.

Shame on you. All you demonstrated is that people who topple a dictator can become rich of the backs of others. You have no moral right to call yourself a revolutionary after this video. And after this was published in Serbian media, you now have a reputation of a mercenary. A US funded mercenary.

At 4:21 PM, Blogger Ivan Marovic said...

Tacky and tasteless, indeed. That was the whole point. As a fellow revolutionary you should remember me 15 years ago - provocation was my style back then and it is still my style today. That's step three from "3 Easy Steps".

I hope you follow my blog in the future.

At 7:06 PM, Blogger Pisma iz Indije za familiju i drugare said...

After your's and Srdja Popovic's videos, it will be very difficult for an honest Serb to find a job in politics or journalism anywhere from Mexico to Indonesia.


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