1968 and all that: Situationism then and now

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1968 and all that: Situationism then and now
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Lazarus
Never work. i would not call

Never work. 

i would not call it stupid.  

But it is problematic.  

It makes sense only in the context of revolution.  Then work as an involuntary alien activity can be abolished.  It could be done immediately.  No obligation.  It would depend on a high level of class consciousness, but so does the whole revolution.

The possibilities of living without work this side of revolution are limited,  Perhaps some could manage it.  Crime.  Begging. Unemployment benefits.  It hardly seems inviting.  Perhaps there are those who could manage to move from job to job with long period of non work.  Again, this may hold some possibilities for pursuing activities outside of the banal consumption offered by capitalism, but is hardly a solution for many.  

Non work is often imposed on the unwilling.  It forces one to look for meaning in life beyond the patterns of life offered by work/excess consumption of the unnecessary.

Likely that pursuit will be frustrating, but it can open up a thought process.  What would life be like without forced work or poverty? 

For some, less work is a workable idea.  Frugality and discipline to live within  meagre budgets may be compensated by the time available to pursue real interests.

None of it is the same as the liberation offered by revolution, but the agonising misery of watching the factory clock, the call centre clock, being forced to work all night on rotating shifts etc could mean that taking on poverty and less work is preferable.  

Workable or not, it is a thought provoking slogan.