When you help two strangers on the street manage a conflict without resorting to calling the cops, you are doing something greater than activism. When you look after your neighbor’s child when they are sick instead of getting social workers involved, you’re doing something greater than activism too. When you trust that someone is who they say they are without demanding paperwork from the state, a school, or a psychiatrist, you’re building a less authoritarian world. When you let your coworker snooze on the clock, you’re unmaking capitalism. You are small and important. You will only ever make millions of tiny differences. That is more than enough.
I'm already loving and resonating with this piece SO much, but had to stop here and say YES. EXACTLY. Build dual power. Dual power isn't "activism," it's just living your Utopia out loud in every way you can now, seizing the moments for real connection, authentic mutual aid and communitarian society out of the tiny cracks in the system that exists.
Just, I feel all of this. I empathize with so many parts of it, and I'm really glad you wrote this. K gonna keep reading now ta ta