Occupy Wall Street and the Awakening in America: "Making petrified conditions dance by singing them their own tune."

From Ken Knabb and the Bureau of Public Secrets THE AWAKENING IN AMERICA (Analysis of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement) http://www.bopsecrets.org/recent/awakening.htm “A radical situation is a collective awakening. . . . In such situations people become much more open to new perspectives, readier to question previous assumptions, quicker to see through the usual cons. . […]

San Francisco Beat poet: Kenneth Rexroth’s complete columns for the San Francisco Examiner, from Ken Knabb of the Bureau of Public Secrets

From Ken Knabb of the Bureau of Public Secrets In January 1960 the San Francisco Examiner (a Hearst newspaper) offered Kenneth Rexroth a job writing a weekly column. He accepted. By May 1961 the column had proved popular enough that he was asked to do two and sometimes even three per week. The association was […]

Voting and social change

Beyond Voting by Ken Knabb: The Bureau of Public Secrets http://www.bopsecrets.org/recent/beyond-voting.htm  THE LIMITS OF ELECTORAL POLITICS Roughly speaking we can distinguish five degrees of “government”: (1) Unrestricted freedom (2) Direct democracy (3) Delegate democracy (4) Representative democracy (5) Overt minority dictatorship The present society oscillates between (4) and (5), i.e. between overt minority rule and […]

Little College wins big Victory against Right Wing takeover

New advertisement for Shimer shown above along with Ayn Rand faculty and devotee Marsah Enright Shimer College  I just read an interesting e-mail sent to me by Kenneth Knabb, of the Bureau of Public Secrets (Ken Knabb, April 30, 2010, http://www.bopsecrets.org/recent/shimer.htm).  I have long been a follower and admirer of Knabb and the Bureau since […]