PSA


No, there is no announcement I am making.

I find it hard, almost 90% of the time, when I blog to choose the appropriate title for a blog post. There are times I have deleted posts because I couldn’t think of an appropriate title and I don’t want to use click bait. I still don’t know where this post is going but hopefully it turns out to be something.

Most of the time when people stay away from blogging, Shelldigger i am looking at you, on return they give a number of excuses I mean reasons for the haitus. These have varied from illness to ‘life’. Now, life is an interesting reason to give. I see this blog not just as an expression of my growth and change in opinions and beliefs since I began writing it 6 years ago but also as an opportunity to be not so anonymous. And here there is a contradiction; this blog is public. There is much on it about myself and on the other hand, I am trying to be as anonymous as I possibly can.

So it is not life that has come between me and visiting your blogs which is a major part of blogging but I have been quite busy with other things that has made it impossible to find the right amount of time to blog.

I don’t think socialist would best describe my view of economics. What I know is I anti-capitalist. If I could with ease be assured of a place to sleep, healthcare, education, I would blog and read daily. Don’t get me wrong: I love architecture. I don’t think it is a bullshit job if you think of the positive spaces we mould. But because architects also build spaces of exclusion like prisons and of brainwashing like churches, I am almoat certain, we would not be missed.

That said, I am convinced the world would be a better place if we abolished prisons and police forces because then we would have to address inequalities that make such institutions necessary. We would rethink our justice systems. We would at least behave as rational and reasonable beings. And while at it, maybe stop the manufacture and sale of arms. And destroy all nuclear arsenal.

As Mark Greif writes in his book Against Everything, I am persuaded we should guarantee each citizen a minimum wage and set an upper limit to what anyone individual can take home. Extreme poverty and super wealth, he argues, and I agree are both antithetical to democracy.

So what was this post about? Nothing really except as information that I will be visiting your blogs soon once I can clear my desk.

Cheers everyone.

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About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

25 thoughts on “PSA

  1. “As Mark Greif writes in his book Against Everything, I am persuaded we should guarantee each citizen a minimum wage and set an upper limit to what anyone individual can take home.” This, I agree with, too. Good post. I, too, have trouble sometimes coming up with titles. I get a crazy idea to write something then hope for another crazy one when I title it. Keep on posting, bro. We need ya. And while this is an “anonymous” why to communicate, I do feel it is very personal and revealing, and those of us who’ve known each other through blogging over the years have learned a tad bit about each other because of it.

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  2. Nan says:

    I too agree with Greif’s thinking.

    BTW, thanks for the “check-in.” We miss your “Random Thoughts” when there aren’t any 🙂 — and glad to know you’ll be visiting soon.

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  3. Arkenaten says:

    Re: you final couple of paragraphs: I know next to nothing about this stuff so I won’t leave much of comment other than to suggest, look at the very best societies and see what they are doing.

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  4. nannus says:

    About the title problem: in medieval books, there where no titles. The book was named after its starting words (the “Incipit” or beginning). The popes still follow that tradition with their bulls. You can do it in Latin, like they are doing (use google translate). So the incipit for this one would be “Nullus, nulla denuntiatio ego sum facis…” 🙂
    Don’t know when titles where actually being used. Probably they where invented after printing. In the old libraries of monastries, all that was required was that you can find a book again without taking all the books out of the shelves (they tended to be big and heavy). When books where printed, you got them in bookshops, so unlike the medieval librarians people started looking at books they had never seen before. With blog posts, however, you want people to open the post, so maybe an incipit is just right.

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  5. Tish Farrell says:

    You don’t need a title. You could just put the date, then it would be like a journal. Maybe even the place. ‘Nairobi 11 June 2018’ I think that would work??? You could still maintain a certain amount of anonymity.

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  6. Scottie says:

    As a young person I thought the world would grow into a utopia without hunger, greed, or the need to harm others. Sort of like the federation in Star Trek. But now as I am 3 decades older I think we have gone backward on those things. I think we as a species have become more greedy, there is less empathy for others, there is more hunger, less shelter , and far less security. People need more and have less. Hugs

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  7. renudepride says:

    There is nothing wrong about being honest. my Kenyan brother. And trust, you owe no one and excuse (reason/justification) for whatever you do or don’t do. This is an online universe. You are an adult. If you want to “take a knee” during the playing of the Blogger’s National Anthem, then please, be my guest. Just please stay away from Singapore until the Tyrant (the American) leaves for home. Naked hugs, O Infallible Holiness! 🙂

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