“In my last post, I made a plea for Anarchists in Space. Since then, I’ve received letters from people who support the concept and even some just speaking about the concept. I think this is good. It’s a start. However, it’s not an end. I want to develop a means to an end to transform my and others’ dream into a reality.”
A article continuing to develop the idea of anarchist space exploration.
“I’m against prison reform because prisons are a despicable thing that should be destroyed, not designed to be more comfortable. Prisons are fucked up. Their very nature is a twist on reality. By adding the state’s discourse to the concept, a further twist on reality, we end up with a huge mindfuck, both for people inside and out. There’s no beating it nor improving it until we’re able to fully accept that they are despicable and should not be there.”
A contribution to the International Day of Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners, Casey discusses prison reform, the role of segregation in prison and the importance of prisoner support work.
“The odds are not in our favor. Never have they been. Yet, still here we are struggling. That alone is a testament to our spirit and resilience. Let us not forget that.
My aim here is to present us with an alternative. I think this is a reasonable alternative to a successful revolution, at least in terms of probability. Both are known as “moonshots.’ It’s said that it’s wise not to put all of your eggs in one basket. Well, here’s a chance for us to explore another basket.”
A detailed argument in favor of anarchist space exploration
“My hatred for these pigs has grown ten fold. I was dormant for a while in the casual adapted comfort I’d allowed myself to find in my surroundings. It’s been reignited as I’m reminded day after day what I’m fighting for. My eyes are wide open again.”
A zine, written by Casey and published by Causerie Publishing, telling the story of rebellion Casey took part in while in segregation.
“At one point, I specifically remember realizing just how insane I was being and reminded myself that I could still just walk away. However, as I turned to do so, I realized that doing so would mean I would have to live the rest of my life knowing that when it came to act on my principles (which I’d so adamantly advocated for in my travels), I chose to be a coward. I couldn’t live with myself knowing that I’d become one of the hypocrites I was so much against. That was enough to settle my mind. I could live my life in prison, or I could die today, so long as I know I stayed true to myself.”
Casey tells the story of his assassination attempt on the Governor of Missouri and reflects on that action.
“I’m an anarchist because I’ve seen so much unnecessary suffering and recognize its roots in a system of deception and exploitation. I’m an anarchist because I feel I’ve opened my eyes and instead of simply conforming, I find more value and meaning in resisting. Frivolous on the grander scale, maybe, but relevant to my inner peace and being right with myself. I’m an anarchist because I have a lot of love for people and hate to see anyone being oppressed because of who they are, where they come from, or whatever other reason people come up with to justify their actions. I believe in the underdog because I am the underdog, as so many of us are.”
The story of where Casey came from and how he got involved in anarchist movement.