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The Teacher's Path | The Warrior's Path
The Metamedical Path | The Artist's Path


-- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

New Chautauqua will sound the starter's gun for the human vs. corporate body endgame. If you want to play, star or just understand what the hell you're watching, we recommend a little reading and the three steps below.

Homeland defense in an age of corporate misrule does not require rocket science. A few hours squinting through these pages followed by similar stretches of thought and reflection should clearly expose the fight and foe we face. A few hours more and you should begin to sense unexpected new ways that this contest can yet be won.


Note that hardly any of these readings obsess on the crimes of particular corporations (though there are now literally thousands of horror stories at hand). Rather they strategically treat all large corporations as a common class of predators whose individual members may be more or less vicious, but whose combined might and consumptive intent mortally threaten us all. We therefore focus on the corporate species here, and what must now be done to reclaim our land and future from their kind. If you came craving specific brand name dirt, please dig til you drop in the catacombs below.

Multinational Monitor
Corporate Watch US
Corporate Watch UK
Or take a quick Reader's Digest tour at:
10 Worst Big Bodies of 2000 AD

STEP I: Behold the Premises

- Premise 1 -
Big Corporate Bodies, unlike you and I, have no way to sense
or value truth, beauty, Nature, the Spirit, liberty or love.
They are clearly too blind and primitive to deserve any
political role in human society, let alone predominant power.

- Premise 2 -
Big corporate bodies now control most
of our media, economies and governments,
and their grip on the rest is closing fast.

- Premise 3 -
It's not over til it's over.
We haven't evolved 5 million years
to give the planet up without a fight.

STEP II: Do Some Homework

Our Chautauquans' Home-Squeezed

Top 10 Symptoms of the Corporate Plague
Top 200 Corporate Predators

Women's International League for Peace & Freedom's incredible "Challenging Corporate Power"

Big Body References
Grouped by Kind

STEP III: Pick a Path

If random mayhem doesn't do it for you,
choose a sympathetic avenue of attack.

The Teacher's Path | The Warrior's Path
The Metamedical Path | The Artist's Path

Theorist Entry

Planning the endgame.
"In politics, experiments mean revolutions."
- - Benjamin Disraeli

Thinking about our corporate usurpers,
How they got so big and tall...

History | Analysis | Experiment

 Warrior Entry
Hands off the sovereignty! "If there be a principle that ought not to be questioned within the United States, it is that every man has a right to abolish an old government and establish a new one. This principle is not only recorded in every public archive, written in every American heart, and sealed with the blood of a host of American martyrs, but is the only lawful tenure by which the United States hold their existence as a nation." - - James Madison

Preparing for the battle to come.

Reconnaissance | Strategy | Campaign

 Adept Entry
Detoxing Big Bodies
"The task is not so much to see what no one
has yet seen, but to think what nobody has yet
thought, about that which everybody sees."
-- Erwin Schrödinger

Corporations are living systems feeding
like rogue tumors on the Earth & human energy.
Activists are the body politic's immune forces
and waking up to our power will set us free.

Diagnostics | Therapies | Prognosis

  Jammer Entry

The Corporate Teleprompter Kid
"We live in media as fish live in water."
- Ted Nelson
"Wherever you go...There you are."
- Buckaroo Banzai
"Any medium powerful enough to extend man's reach is powerful enough to topple his world. To get the medium's magic to work for you rather than against you is to attain literacy." - Alan Kay
"After Goliath's defeat, giants ceased to command respect." - Freeman Dyson

Provocations | Retorts | Last Laughs

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