Thoughtful Revolution

The Thoughtful Revolution

This blog may or may not be interesting.

This blog may or may not be well-written.

This blog may or may not be about the following: feminism, politics, childhood toys, economics, food, global human rights, theatre, educational philosophy, electric cellos, DIY crafts, Emma Goldman, yoga, theology, dried flowers, collages, songwriting, Kurt Vonnegut, bellydance, acrylic paint, swimming, environmentalism, linguistics, Amanda Palmer, Michael Pollan, farming practices, rubber ducks, and/or my charming little heartland hometown, Washington D.C.

This blog may or may not be one of those dreaded teen poetry sites.  Or one of those dreaded teen art sites.  Or one of those dreaded teen catharsis sites.

This blog will sadly not blast the entire Rasputina discography if you find the right Easter egg.

But this blog will be religiously updated, very pretty, and even — sometimes — insightful.  It will always involve a good deal of thought, hence The Thoughtful Revolution.

Before we get started, I need to define my terms.  To change the world (and it’s a world that desperately needs changing, on countless levels and topics), there needs to be thought.  That little Captain Obvious moment is step 1.  But more importantly, that thought can do nothing but fester if it isn’t communicated.  That’s step 2.  Eventually, for it to achieve importance, it must (I think) be worked into something greater than itself, a new, tangible, productive way of sharing it with the world — step 3.  This blog is, I hope, step 2: a place to communicate thoughts, to keep them from rotting inside my skull.  Some of them may be rotted and worthless on arrival.  Hopefully not all of them will be.  But if I have a place to put them out, and if I can get enough feedback and trolling and interest and discussion and devil’s-advocate criticism, maybe together we can hoist them up to step 3.

And I hope dearly that any readers I can find will feel free to send or post their own thoughts, to be processed and shared in the same manner.  Send me things that occur to you, with or without provocation from anything on this blog, and they’ll take their place in the exchange.  Because that, that marketplace and development of ideas, is the thoughtful revolution — and a revolution of thought might be its own step 1 in finding and implementing the solutions that our world craves.

In conclusion, read.  Think.  Write.  Explore.  Treat this blog not as a vacuum — as the solitary writings of one teenage girl — but as a constant game of mental tug-of-war, or cyberspace give-and-take.  And if you figure out how to get the entire Rasputina discography on here, please feel free to let me know.


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  1. * Lenin Is My Homeboy says:

    marketplace of ideas? I’m not a fan of this capitalistic imagery! While it is true that the dialectic and much Western thought grew from discussions in the Athenian marketplace, that is no longer the case now. No one goes to Wal-mart and talks about ideas! This is an example of the how the very language we use has been shaped by the main ideology of our time -capitalism. The first step in the revolution will be to articulate thought , but he second step will be to firebomb and or collectives all property!

    Anyway, great first post! I look forward to posting all my revolutionary musings and reading yours.

    | Reply Posted 8 years, 10 months ago
  2. * thoughtfulrevolution says:

    Mr. L.I.M.H.:

    This is something along the lines of what I mean by “productive trolling.” Much appreciated ^_^

    I also appreciate your objection to the capitalist imagery in the word “marketplace;” however, for me (and, I think, for most modern readers) the connotations of “marketplace” are entirely dfferent from the connotations of, say, Wal-Mart. The marketplace has historically been much more than a venue for transactions, as you pointed out with your allusion to the Athenian marketplace. In that market, as well as those in the medieval, Renaissance and American colonial periods, “market day” was more like “fair day”: a socially, culturally, and intellectually broadening experience, rife with not only shared ideas but music, theatre, dance, etc. Those are the connotations of “marketplace” for me (especially when set in opposition with more modern terms).

    In any case, maybe it was a misleading or distracting metaphor, and I apologize. I certainly don’t mean to imply that every poster should have to pay for my thoughts, or I for theirs!

    Also, I think we’re talking about two different revolutions… but that’s a subject for another post.

    | Reply Posted 8 years, 10 months ago
    • * Lenin Is My Homeboy says:

      haha, I was being facetious . Don’t take what I write so seriously!

      | Reply Posted 8 years, 10 months ago
      • * thoughtfulrevolution says:

        Sorry. I can never tell with you…

        Posted 8 years, 10 months ago
      • * Lenin Is My Homeboy says:

        Anytime I use an exclamation mark I am usually having fun and just kidding around, but is should probably make my language clearer.

        Posted 8 years, 10 months ago
  3. * Hannah says:

    Wow, I absolutely LOVE your voice! I can’t wait to see more postingses! I would say something more thoughtful but I need to do my math homework, another product of The Man. (Well, actually it was assigned by Mrs. Champs…but that’s not the point).
    Good luck!

    | Reply Posted 8 years, 10 months ago

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