Dominik was teasing me, a couple of weeks ago, and he said to me: So if I told you that the revolution was going to happen now, that I had my tanks and armies outside, would you come, would you come and join the revolution?
I realised that the point of this question was not to pick over the specificities of the imminent revolution; I realised that dwelling on the technicalities would have missed the point of the revolution entirely, indeed, I may have even missed the hypothetical revolution itself.
Nonetheless my first response was to begrudgingly tell him that I didn’t think that the revolution needed to be violent in that way, that I was against guns.
But the revolution is about to happen, would you join, would you come outside now?
Well yes, obviously.
There was a pause in the conversation whilst we both (I think, we both?) were bemused by the self-evident quality of the answer, as well as its absurdity.
I continued: But would you, if I tell you that my revolution is happening now, that I have all my tanks (…somewhat unsure why tanks were a prerequisite, but hey, for the sake of conversation, right?) outside, would you come? Would you be part of the revolution?
No, of course not, I don’t want your Australian revolution! You want to turn the world upside down, so that Australia is at the top, and send all your prisoners to Europe!