Point nine of Paul Mason’s “Twenty Reasons” highlights the per- sonal experience of the crisis. For many, the future looks decid- edly bleaker than it has done for a long time. For us this subjectiveexperience of the failure of the capitalist promise of unending growth and luxury underpins much of the unrest occurring across the globe. Whilst this experience changes across space – indeed some parts of the world are experiencing strong, continued growth – we see important political commonalities emerging. What connects our struggles is the rage we feel as our social wealth and dignity is aacked. These connections are not,however, unproblematic. Whilst we are connected through our hope fora beer future, our task will be to ensure our hope and energy is not side-tracked into struggling for more work and less prosperity.
|Title of host publication||Occupy Everything: Reflections on why it's kicking off everywhere|
|Editors||A. Lunghi, S. Wheeler|
|Place of Publication||New York, US|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2012|
Lear, B., & Schlembach, R. (2012). If you don’t let us dream, we won’t let you sleep? In A. Lunghi, & S. Wheeler (Eds.), Occupy Everything: Reflections on why it's kicking off everywhere (pp. 39-45). Minor Compositions.