Inspired by the recent edition of Splurgle, a ‘zine made and distributed by fellow Hobart movement-maker Georgie Chaos & friends, I’d like to talk about some issues surrounding the oppression of, and discrimination against, young people. This is an interesting topic which I had not thought much about directly until reading Splurgle, but which I realised was something I had felt passionate about for my entire youth (technically I am an “adult” now, but whatever. I’d like to think that even in adulthood I will fight for the rights of the youth, and not forget what it is like to be one of them…) but I never had a name for it or realised that I was not alone.
There is rather a lot of content to discuss here, so I shall spread it out over several posts.
Posted in Discussion, Youth Issues
Tagged adult, adulthood, adults, age, ageism, child, childhood, children, Georgie Chaos, hobart, kid, kid lib, kids, Splurgle, young, young people, youth, youth lib, youth liberation
Oh my friends, Hobart is going to have something to look at one of these mornings. I have a plan, but I daren’t reveal it here until it has been done, in case some Old People decide that We Can’t Have That.
Keep your eyes peeled around canons/cannons, Hobartians.
Would you like some things to change? Would you like to wake some people up? Would you like to know about freedom? Would you like some people to just fucking lighten up?
I’m one of those known as Motspur. What you need to know about me is that I am a number of things. A person. An artist. An animal on this planet, as are we all.
We have the desire & intention to change things. Primarily the way people think. There are many problems in our world, and in our society. The first and foremost place we should be combatting these problems is in minds – our own and each others’ minds. How do we plan to do this? Through changing things that people see everyday. Perhaps in just a little way, perhaps in a big way. Through the following: Surprise. Shock. Anger. Love. Arousal. Laughter!
To that end, this blog will serve to detail the projects we are undertaking as part of our previously expressed intentions, and to provide an easy link to those who wish to assist.
Welcome, everyone. This blog is in process of being set up at the moment, and I hope you will keep an eye on it as it improves… I think there will be some very interesting content to come. Commenting & discussion is highly encouraged, whether or not you agree with our sentiments.
If you want to know more… see the links at the top of the page. Motspur for more on us. Targets for more on what we stand for. Read the posts below for all the juicy details, discussion of issues, planning of projects. The other pages for inspiration.
I look forward to working with you. Or against you. But always for you.
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