Riding During Wartime.

What sort of image are we promoting here? Why the armor, the formations, the burning and the crashing? Why the jousting, the derbying, the taunting, the swiping?

Maybe these questions shouldn't be very interesting, and maybe we shouldn't need a reason. Today, unfortunately, we are living in an extremely fucked world. Our country is at war in the middle east, and in fact has been at war there since we were children. It will continue for the foreseeable future. The current wars are just a somewhat more violent episode in this terrible teevee movie.

So let us remember that we have it easy. When we scrape our knees we can clean them off and not die of an infection because we've been bombed into a sewer, and when we get dragged to the hospital after breaking a bone we don't get turned away because it's overflowing with people full of shrapnel. We can do these things because we're paying for the guns, and therefore they're usually being pointed at someone else.

The state of the world should cause some examination of our mission and methods. Does the blanket of stupidity that we spread wherever we go trivialize the carpet bombs that our armies are dropping elsewhere? Should we be teaching the children how to play peacefully instead of demonstrating how to make scabs?

I personally believe that in the face of how fucked the world is, we should continue to ride our bikes drunk into the streets and crash into shit. While C.H.U.N.K. 666 was formed to assure our survival in a post-apocalyptic, post-petroleum future, it is not a political entity, and our members have differing opinions about oil and wars. This being said, we should all be able to agree that this moronic world must be given the moronic response that it deserves.

We invite you to join us, wherever you are. Keep up the sham of normalcy for part of the week if you must. Go to work, pay taxes, and wear pants. But please, for one day a week, or one day a month, or even one day only if that's all you have the courage for, stop pretending. Take to the streets, alone or with friends, drunk or sober, rowdy or peaceful, and do something that will reveal how stupid this whole scam really is.

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Copyright 2011 Megulon Five <megulon5@dclxvi.org>.
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Last modified 2 January 2011.