It is one of those days when I am already just about out of time and I am just getting here. So, what to do.
Well, a moment ago I discovered that while I wasn't looking, something was happening in Romania, of all places. I shouldn't say "of all places" as today everywhere is "of all places." Things happen seemingly out of the blue, when if we stopped and looked and listened for a minute we would realize they weren't out of the blue at all. What confuses many is that most on the left think uprisings and rebellions, mass protests, and revolutions have to be the work of some vanguard grouping which will let us all know when it is time to hit the streets. Instead, what the world's multitudes keep demonstrating over and over these days is that they don't want or need no vanguard to explain things to them and tell them what to do. The multitude just keeps doing...and Capital keeps quaking (and quacking, too).
None of this means there is a revolution today in Romania or Egypt or Syria or anywhere else. Revolutions are more than uprisings or riots or even rebellions. However, to paraphrase an old group some of you may remember fondly, some may remember with disgust, and some may not remember at all, "You don't need a Revolution to know which way the wind blows."
I present you Romania.
The following is from ROAR.