Billy Nilly
Seattle, WA
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Sep 5, 2012 Billy Nilly commented on Tonight in Music: The Cops, Kinski, Kids on Fire, the Know Nothingz, Kareem Kandi Trio.
You do realize that you listened to the wrong "Kids On Fire," yes?
Feb 1, 2012 Billy Nilly commented on Church or Cult?.
@35 - "But when you really think about it, isn't *everybody* a cult maaaaaaaaan"

*GROAN*

If you're from Mars Hill, just say so. No need to play the passive aggressive card.

And The Stranger would make a pretty ineffective cult - everybody here is disagreeing and arguing and questioning everybody else ALL. THE FREAKING. TIME.
Feb 1, 2012 Billy Nilly commented on Church or Cult?.
Thank you so much for writing this. It needs to be made abundantly clear that there is not one iota of difference between Mars Hill and any other fundamentalist mega-church, regardless of how they market themselves.
Jan 31, 2012 Billy Nilly commented on Police Investigating Pro-Occupy Vandalism and Smashed Window at Seattle Wells Fargo.
@53 - Nail on the head.

Additionally, @50, if you've gotta go all the way back to the BTP to show an example of vandalism moving a progressive cause forward, you're kind of proving the point.

Let me be more specific - Can anyone show me an example within the last 60 years in America (since that is the context this is taking place in) when vandalism or violence against property actually contributed to accomplishing any of the stated goals of a progressive or revolutionary movement in the long run?

This has nothing to do with some kind of moral problem with vandalism or violence against property - the point is, if it doesn't work and it hasn't worked at any point in modern history and it actually is repellant to the people you are trying to get on your side (and isn't getting the majority of the population on your side the point of a democratic movement anyway?) then why fucking use it as a tactic?
Jan 30, 2012 Billy Nilly commented on Police Investigating Pro-Occupy Vandalism and Smashed Window at Seattle Wells Fargo.
And I'm not talking about actual popular uprising "breaking shit", I'm talking specifically about in the modern history of American activism - When has any brick through the windows / dumb-ass graffiti approach actually moved anything forward?
Jan 30, 2012 Billy Nilly commented on Police Investigating Pro-Occupy Vandalism and Smashed Window at Seattle Wells Fargo.
@ 23 - Show me even ONE time when breaking shit actually *was* a good tactical move, when it accomplished anything concrete in any sense at all, and then you get to tell me whether I can call bullshit on it.
Jan 30, 2012 Billy Nilly commented on Pro-Occupy Graffiti and a Smashed Window at Seattle Wells Fargo.
If I recall correctly, the most effective tactical approach of cointelpro was to infiltrate activist organizations and push them towards violence and criminal activity that would cut them off from community support and provide an excuse for law enforcement to take them out entirely.

This kind of bullshit just seems like you're doing their job for them. If I thought for one second that this kind of thing would actually help, you might get some more constructive criticism, but your pathetic little "Fuck the banks! Fuck the pigs" graffiti and brick throwing don't do one iota of actual harm to the actual structure of power, no matter how it makes you feel like whatever your self-aggrandized, simplistic caricature of a rebel is - all they do is make you look like immature, intellectually lazy assholes and turn the average person off from the entire idea of resistance to the current system.

So yeah, if you use patently idiotic tactics that do direct harm to something I believe in rather than help, I'm gonna call you what you are - a fucking collaborator, whether you realize it or not.
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Jan 30, 2012 Billy Nilly commented on Pro-Occupy Graffiti and a Smashed Window at Seattle Wells Fargo.
@15, 16 & 18 (betting it's all the same person) - With friends like these, who needs Cointelpro?
Nov 30, 2011 Billy Nilly commented on A Handy Guide to Occupying Olympia.
'Cause all press is good press right? Jeezus.

I could also climb to the top of the space needle and chop my dick off with a samurai sword and probably get on TV, but that doesn't mean people are going to listen to what I'm yelling while I do it, or be inclined to agree with me.

Especially if they were agreeing with me 5 minutes ago and now they think I'm just a crazy, self-destructive asshole.
Jul 14, 2011 Billy Nilly commented on The Morning News.
God, but I love that fucking song. :-)

Also, I think it's time to finally bite the bullet and stop buying Converse altogether. The quality has gone to crap since Nike took over, the price has actually *gone up* (yay for cheap foreign labor, right guys?) and I guess I needed the reminder of exactly how shitty they treat that foreign labor base.