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milking the political analogy: the walking tour
Date Saturday November 03
Time 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/AuthorDavid Giesen
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Location Details
American Youth Hostel
312 Mason Street
San Francisco
(meet in the lobby)
There's a humorous trope, featuring two cows, purporting to sufficiently introduce numerous political systems to the poli-curious. For capitalist-posing lands the story goes like this: Under Capitalism a farmer has two cows. He sells one, buys a bull with the proceeds, and starts a herd. The bovines stand for possibility, while each political system treats the farmer in a fashion emblematic of its signature historic outcomes. It's an entertaining sequence . . . but it misses an essential consideration, namely WHERE DOES THE FARMER GRAZE THESE COWS?

Come along on a walking tour ostensibly a survey of San Francisco social movement history, but truly a concise introduction to a social philosophy founded on the conviction that everyone has a natural right to equal access to the socio-economic opportunities of land.

Marxists, housing rights advocates, literary dandies, Biblical scholars, animal rights warriors, geographers, also-ran political candidates (looking for a topic by which to once-and-for-all end electability but secure notoriety), and a bevy of other out-lier sorts will find themselves intellectually "re-booted" and emotionally stirred by attendance.

Here's a link to the Two Cow syllogisms:

Added to the calendar on Tuesday Oct 30th, 2018 6:01 PM

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