Wednesday, October 05, 2011

I was just thinking about queer possibilities for the national movements starting with Occupy Wall Street, and then I got this fantastic announcement for queer camp at Occupy Baltimore -- let's hear it for Mortville!!!




MORTVILLE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
We, the people of Mortville reject global capitalism and the consumer-based identities it imposes upon the populace. We acknowledge that race, class, gender, and sexual orientation have been systematically transformed into marketing schemes to sell us our identities at the expense of the global poor and the human spirit. Mortville shall exist indefinitely as a laboratory in which we create recombinant personas from the detritus of corrupt corporate constructs. We shall embarrass capitalism by exposing its lies and subverting its strategy of spectacle. In the shadow of Urban Outfitters, we will illuminate the plight of those who toil in sweatshops to line the pockets of republican scum. We strive to alternately parody the excesses of consumer culture and set an example of living free of them. We declare the self-definition of glamor to be a human right and not a privilege of the 1%. Constantly reinventing ourselves as a hybrid of identities, we will look how we feel, say what we wish, fuck who we want, act as we should(n't), vogue like a queen, and walk like an Egyptian.
The first action of the un-government of Mortville shall be to impose economic sanctions upon the tyrannical regime of the status quo and it's allies. Sanctions shall be lifted when the wealth is redistributed, the military industrial complex dismantled, the police disempowered, and the public sector fulfilling its obligations to the people. We demand education, housing, public transportation, dignified employment, energy that neither spoils our planet nor supports oppressive theocracies, abortions, human rights, arts programming, a secular and transparent democracy, free health care (including sex change operations), and legal residency for all! Until our demands are met, we shall cast our glittery high-heeled sabots into the mechanism of complacency and laugh as the gears shatter!

4 comments:

Furbird said...

BRAVO!!!! Will link right away. Thanks to all of our wonderful young/old queers who fight on. Starting our occupation on Friday here in Hartford Ct. Been to meetings this week. Love the idea that in this late part of my activist life I am having such fun being part of the people's microphone. I will be working in the food tent.

Love to you Mattilda

mattilda bernstein sycamore said...

Yay -- thank you, my dear! And, good luck in Hartford…

Love –
mattilda

davka said...

Yay! Michael (who made the note) is with one of my best friends in life. I love them both very much and am happy to see this.

mattilda bernstein sycamore said...

Davka, what an amazing connection!!!

Love –
mattilda