Remember Montag

an anti-institutionalization manifesto

Photo by Greg Rakozy on Unsplash

Hemmed in by semi-sentient algorithms and AI grammar police reading at a seventh-grade level, surrounded by sheeple all too willing to swap their only-ness for approval, to sleep on the sidewalk to buy the latest customizable surveillance gadget, I hereby declare:

The central denials of our age are self and place, by technology and for capitalism.

Resistance is reappearing in fictitious though actual form with unrecognizable facial features.

Resistance is a pseudonym and a roving attachment to the undeniable details of the real earth.

Resistance is real people with fake papers sprawled on their backs staring openmouthed at the sky.


© Copyright 2021 by Jim Latham
Written to the prompt Institutionalisation by Marla Bishop