Revolution. This word gets thrown around a lot in our modern discourse. The word is equivocal and often times it changes its meaning depending on the grammatical and cultural context of its deployment. One thing that is certain is the fact that we all desire some sort of “dramatic and wide-reaching change” to a different extent. Sometimes it seems that events characterized by the word “revolution” are not that transformative, awe-inspiring and systemic as we envision them to be.
The revolution I want to see happen is a synchronized series of responses and movements by the overwhelming majority of our world’s population that would directly respond to the current neoliberal world socio-economic order. Here are some general ideas. I would like to see a mothership of all the (ongoing and upcoming) for transnational revolutionary movements. On this online social infrastructure people from all over the world could propose and/or take up or join others in a task/responsibility depending on their geographical location, area of expertise and availability.
Thus the mothership would tentatively be structured as follows:
1. Theory / Vision of tomorrow - Economists, political scientists, sociologists and other radical scholars are collaboratively working on a shared common vision of the world to come.
2. Activism / Organizing crowd - people working together to agree on and organize various nonviolent actions in support of the same goals
3. Art incubator - Artists of all kinds are creating works that promote, educate and activate the wider public with regards to the transnational revolutionary movement. Graffiti, music and various forms of performance would inspire and create a global sense of awareness.
4. Environmental - physicists, biologists, chemists, engineers, indigenous people, farmers would redefine the way we treat the planet and explore its natural resources.
5. Peace and resilience crowd - people would discuss detecting, avoiding, mitigating and helping others recover from various conflicts, whether direct/violent, structural or cultural. The potential crises should be dealt with preemptively, by building the necessary capacities and infrastructures for prevention, early-warning mechanisms, ‘hard’ resilience tactics and peacebuilding strategies.
6. Spiritual enlightenment - theologians, philosophers, thinkers would come together to formulate a common message/narrative towards global human awareness, empathic co-existence and love in action.