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Automatización, robótica y mano de obra en la 4ta y 5ta revoluciones industriales

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

De la revista 325 (próximamente en español):

DE | Automatisierung, Robotik und Arbeit in der 4ten und 5ten industriellen Revolution

EN | Automation, Robotics & Labour in the 4th & 5th Industrial Revolutions

Desde que comenzó la primera Revolución Industrial en la década de 1700, las sucesivas revoluciones industriales han afectado profundamente a los trabajadores, a los propios trabajadores, creando incluso el concepto de ‘clase trabajadora’, cómo vivían, su integración en los agujeros del infierno urbano que avanzaban, las prisiones de las fábricas, molinos y pozos mineros, incluso sus hijos no se libraron de la indignidad, ni siquiera de la muerte de la esclavitud moderna de la época. La industrialización, el resultado de la mecanización en la industria, alimentó la esclavitud moderna y la domesticación de los seres humanos en todos los rincones de los imperios y colonias en expansión, no solo en el resto del planeta vivo. Ahora estamos en la cúspide del comienzo de una 4ta Revolución Industrial (4IR) e incluso una 5ta (5IR) que afectará tan radicalmente nuestro encarcelamiento dentro de la sociedad tecnológica como las hizo en las anteriores. El concepto mismo de trabajo, incluso el trabajo mismo, cambiará más allá del reconocimiento una vez más. Ya en la consiguiente ‘pandemia del coronavirus’ y en los controles de toque de queda que se han aplicado a miles de millones en todo el mundo, las señales de las próximas revoluciones industriales ya están apareciendo, y se informa que millones perdieron sus empleos en muchos países. (more…)

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Automation, Robotics & Labour in the 4th & 5th Industrial Revolutions

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

From 325 #12:

DE | Automatisierung, Robotik und Arbeit in der 4ten und 5ten industriellen Revolution

ES | Automatización, robótica y mano de obra en la 4ta y 5ta revoluciones industriales

Since the first Industrial Revolution began in the 1700’s, successive industrial revolutions have profoundly affected labour, the workers themselves, creating even the concept of the ‘working class’, how they lived, their integration into the advancing urban hell holes, the prisons of the factories, mills and mining pits, even their children were not spared the indignity, even death of modern slavery of the time. Industrialization, the result of mechanisation in industry, fed modern enslavement and domestication of human beings in every corner of the spreading empires and colonies not just the rest of the living planet.

We are now on the cusp of the beginning of a 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) and even a 5th (5IR) that will affect just as radically our imprisonment within the technological society as it did in the previous ones. The very concept of labour, even work itself will change beyond recognition once again. Already in the ensuing ‘coronavirus pandemic’ and curfew controls that have been enforced on billions worldwide, the signals of the coming industrial revolutions are already appearing, with millions being reported to lose their jobs in many countries. (more…)

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‘Approaches to the situation in Bolivia from the anarchic insurrectional perspective’ by Gustavo Rodriguez

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

ES | ‘Aproximaciones a la situación en Bolivia desde la perspectiva insurreccional anárquica’ de Gustavo Rodriguez

Approaches to the situation in Bolivia from the anarchic insurrectional perspective’i

Much has been written these days about the “resignation” of Evo Morales, former chief of the Bolivian state. As was to be expected, there has been no lack of furious positions on the subject – on the right and on the left of Capital – backing or attacking (as the case may be) the deposed president. Particularly prodigal have been the chronicles and approaches to this event from the vision of “nuestralatinoamericana” and from mostly an “anti-imperialism” orthodoxy. It so happens that for years we have been dependent on the interpretations and analyses of others -even though they can no longer be considered moderately acceptable from the contemporary anarchic viewpoint- and, driven by the need for reflection, other narratives have begun to express themselves with our unmistakable “brand name”.

It is precisely within this framework of reflections that the following pages are based, written with their own baggage of experiences and with a redoubled emphasis on the constant challenges of the nascent acrimonious paradigm that extends day-by-day across the planet in an internationalist key, objecting to all the sweetened mediated and reformist projects that divert it anarchism from its insurrectionary action. For this reason, the approach to the situation in Bolivia from the anarchic insurrectional perspective is an essential task in our time.

In the geopolitical context of a tripolar world (US/China/Russia), where paradoxically, there are no longer “opposing” ideological programs confronting each other, but rather three mutations of the most pedestrianized hyper-capitalist expansionism, we should have no doubt that today there is no “side” to defend in power nor a “bloc” to which to submit. Although, to be consistent, it should be recognized that for the anarchists of praxis, there has never been a “side” to defend in power, much less a “bloc” to bend to. On the contrary, from the first moments of the bipolar farce, during the so-called “cold war” of the last century, the emphasis was always on “the two imperialisms”, revealing the gross fallacy of the “dictatorship of the proletariat” and the imposition – by blood and fire – of State capitalism in the name of “really existing” socialism. (more…)

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‘Aproximaciones a la situación en Bolivia desde la perspectiva insurreccional anárquica’ de Gustavo Rodriguez

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

‘Aproximaciones a la situación en Bolivia desde la perspectiva insurreccional anárquica’i

Mucho se ha escrito en estos días sobre la «renuncia» de Evo Morales, ex jefe del Estado boliviano. Como era de esperarse no han faltado los posicionamientos furibundos en torno al tema –a la derecha y a la izquierda del Capital–, respaldando o atacando (según el caso) al depuesto mandatario. Particularmente pródiga han sido las crónicas y aproximaciones a este suceso a partir de la visión «nuestralatinoamericana» y del «anti-imperialismo» más ortodoxo.
Sucede que llevamos años dependido de las interpretaciones y los análisis ajenos –mismos que ya no pueden ser considerados medianamente aceptables desde el barruntar anárquico contemporáneo– y, acuciados por la necesidad de reflexión, han comenzado a expresarse otras narrativas con nuestra inconfundible «marca de fábrica».

Precisamente, es en este marco de reflexiones que se asientan las páginas que siguen, escritas con su propio bagaje de experiencias y con redoblado énfasis en los constantes desafíos del naciente paradigma ácrata que se extiende día con día por el planeta en clave internacionalista, objetando todas las mediatizaciones edulcoradas y los proyectos reformistas que lo desvíen de su accionar insurreccional. Por ello, el abordaje de la situación en Bolivia desde la perspectiva insurreccional anárquica, se erige como tarea imprescindible en nuestro tiempo.

En el contexto geopolítico de un mundo tripolar (EE.UU/China/Rusia), donde paradójicamente, ya no se enfrentan programas ideológicos «opuestos» sino tres mutaciones del expansionismo hipercapitalista más pedestre, no debe quedarnos duda que hoy no hay «bando» a defender en el poder ni «bloque» al que plegarse. Aunque, siendo consecuentes, habría que reconocer que para las y los anarquistas de praxis, nunca ha habido un «bando» a defender en el poder y, mucho menos, un «bloque» al que plegarse. Al contrario, desde los primeros instantes de la farsa bipolar, durante la llamada «guerra fría» del pasado siglo, siempre se hizo hincapié en «los dos imperialismos», revelando la grosera falacia de la «dictadura del proletariado» y la imposición –a sangre y fuego– del capitalismo de Estado en nombre del socialismo «realmente existente». (more…)

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‘Illness and Capital’ by Alfredo M. Bonanno

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Illness, i.e.a faulty functioning of the organism, is not peculiar to man. Animals also get ill, and even things can in their own way present defects in functioning. The idea of illness as abnormality is the classic one that was developed by medical science.
The response to illness, mainly thanks to the positivist ideology which still dominates medicine today, is that of the cure, that is to say, an external intervention chosen from specific practices, aimed at restoring the conditions of a given idea of normality.
Yet it would be a mistake to think that the search for the causes of illness has always run parallel to this scientific need to restore normality. For centuries remedies did not go hand in hand with the study of causes, which at times were absolutely fantastical. Remedies had their own logic, especially when based on empirical knowledge of the forces of nature.

In more recent times a critique of the sectarianism of science, including medicine, has based itself on the idea of man’s totality: an entity made up of various natural elements—intellectual, economic, social, cultural, political and so on. It is in this new perspective that the materialist and dialectical hypothesis of Marxism inserted itself. The variously described totality of the new, real man no longer divided up into the sectors that the old positivism had got us used to, was again encapsulated in a one-way determinism by the Marxists. The cause of illness was thus considered to be due exclusively to capitalism which, by alienating man through work, exposed him to a distorted relationship with nature and ‘normality’, the other side of illness. (more…)

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COVID-19的世界:资本主义时代的传染病

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

作者:CONTRA TODA NOCIVIDAD, March 2020 译者:晚霞

原文刊于 325 新发布的小册子 ‘Against the Fourth and Fifth Industrial Revolutions’ (ACN)

对于这个星球的自然资源的过度利用正在将人类带入一个自毁的边缘。我们生活在大多数是由连续不断的化学产品(杀虫剂、杀虫剂、内分泌干扰物等)的蔓延而导致的传染病之中,这对于我们的健康是有危害的。与此同时,我们生活在会导致大量人口过敏与患病的高程度的放射性污染所包围的大气中。这种对自然资源的开发还带来了技术工业对领土的破坏:地中海变成了下水道、东南亚变成了充满了化工物的荒地、非洲变成了一个大垃圾场,等等。Covid-19病毒的出现是工业文明的一个结果。

对于我们来说重要的是并不是这个病毒可能由于栖息地的工业化而从一个蝙蝠开始变异,或者是否这是一次美国对于中国经济的攻击。对于我们来说,最重要的事是这是一个让一切生活进程、日常物品甚至是地球上的生物都商品化的这个体制最后的结果;这是贪婪的体制企图毁灭一切活物,从而让这个世界完全人工化。我们不能认为我们基于在地球上连续不断增长的生活方式实际上是有限的,不会带来这些后果并使得其他灾难到来。

我们日常生活中存在的数百种化学物质改变了自然进程,从而导致了数百种“灾难”(流行病、气候变化等)。这些产品在中国每年造成150万人死亡,而且没有在新闻中报道,既没有引发社会担忧,也没有被限制,也没有导致恐慌状态。在西班牙,每年有1万人死于污染,但并没有恐慌——他们只是工业世界继续运转所必需的受害者的一部分,因为重要的是进程和它的贪婪不会停止。 (more…)

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‘¡Manos a la pólvora!’ de Gustavo Rodriguez

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

EN | ‘Hands to the gunpowder!’ – By Gustavo Rodriguez

FR | ‘C’est le moment de la poudre noire!

Solidaridad directa con lxs anarquistas presxs

—A Gabriel Pombo Da Silva, Dinos Giagtzoglou, Alfredo Cospito, Anna Beniamino, Nicola Gai, Marco Bisesti, Christos Rodopoulos, Lisa Dorfer, Michael Kimble, Eric King, Mónica Caballero, Francisco Solar y, todas las compañeras y compañeros anarquistas en prisión alrededor del mundo.

«Para mí elegí la lucha […] Enfrenté a la sociedad con sus mismas armas, sin inclinar la cabeza…»

Severino Di Giovanni
«La quema de los ateos, la reprobación de los homosexuales o incestuosos,
la segregación de los “locos” y el encarcelamiento de los forajidos son
sólo formas diferentes de integrar y reprimir a cualquiera que vaya más allá
de los límites establecidos por la norma […]
Las prisiones, los asilos, las terapias democráticas y los tratamientos ortopédicos
son sólo diferentes maneras de aplicar la misma fe en un modelo.»

Canenero, número 3, 11 de noviembre de 1994.

La semana internacional de solidaridad con lxs anarquistas encarceladxs es fruto de varios grupos de la Cruz Negra Anarquista (CNA) resueltos a establecer una fecha en el calendario en solidaridad con nuestros compañeros y compañeras secuestradas por el Estado. Desde el verano de 2013, esta loable iniciativa nos ofrece la oportunidad de reafirmar nuestro incondicional apoyo y, de enviarle un contundente mensaje al enemigo, corroborando que nuestros hermanos y hermanas no están solas. Este año, además, podremos dedicar este esfuerzo al compañero Stuart Christie, que recién nos deja.

Incansable difusor de la lucha anárquica y artífice de la resurrección de la CNA en los años sesenta del siglo pasado, Stuart impulsó la solidaridad con nuestrxs presxs en aquel escenario adverso que les invisibilizaba mediante la imposición hegemónica de la vulgata marxista, reprobando sus luchas desde una poderosísima maquinaria de amplificación ad infinitum –con sede en Moscú y sucursales en La Habana– que solo reconocía a sus aliados estratégicos como «presos políticos»1 o «prisioneros de guerra»2 y condenaba al ostracismo cualquier otra acción que no se ubicara en la lógica de la «Guerra Fría» y las operaciones financiadas desde las oficinas de contra-inteligencia del llamado «socialismo realmente existente». (more…)

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‘Hands to the gunpowder!’ – By Gustavo Rodriguez

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

ES | ‘¡Manos a la pólvora!’ de Gustavo Rodriguez

FR | ‘C’est le moment de la poudre noire!

Direct solidarity with imprisoned anarchists

Gabriel Pombo Da Silva, Dinos Giagtzoglou, Alfredo Cospito, Anna Beniamino, Nicola Gai, Marco Bisesti, Christos Rodopoulos, Lisa Dorfer, Michael Kimble, Eric King, Monica Caballero, Francisco Solar and, all the anarchist comrades in prison around the world.

“For me, I chose the struggle […] I faced society with its same weapons, without bowing my head…”

Severino Di Giovanni
“The burning of atheists, the reprobation of homosexuals or incestuous people, the segregation of “madmen” and the imprisonment of outlaws are just different ways of integrating and repressing anyone who goes beyond the limits established by the norm […].
Prisons, nursing homes, democratic therapies and orthopedic treatments are just different ways of applying the same faith in a model.”

Canenero, number 3, November 11, 1994

The international week of solidarity with imprisoned anarchists is the fruit of the efforts of several groups of the Anarchist Black Cross/Cruz Negra Anarquista (ABC/CNA) who were determined to set a date of solidarity in the calendar for our comrades who have been kidnapped by the State. From the summer of 2013, this laudable initiative offers us the opportunity to reaffirm our unconditional support and to send a strong message to the enemy, confirming that our brothers and sisters are not alone. This year, moreover, we will be able to dedicate this effort to comrade Stuart Christie, who has just left us.
A tireless disseminator of the anarchic struggle and architect of the resurrection of the ABC/CNA in the 1960s, Stuart promoted solidarity with our prisoners in that adverse scenario that made them invisible through the hegemonic imposition of the Marxist vulgate [trans. Latin version of the ‘Holy Bible’], condemning their struggles from a very powerful machinery of amplification ad infinitum -with headquarters in Moscow and branches in Havana- that only recognized their strategic allies as “political prisoners “1 or “prisoners of war”2 and condemned to ostracism any other action that was not located in the logic of the “Cold War” and the operations financed from the counter-intelligence offices of the so-called “really existing socialism”. (more…)

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Some things never change… About university researchers and repression (UK)

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

PDF: Domestic Extremist Criminal Damage Events: Behaving Like Criminals or Terrorists?

Analysing relationships between the professional careerists, universities, security industry, policing and repression, we can get an overview on how the authorities intend to implement repression, by which means, and the individuals responsible for certain decisions and strategizing. The recent document which came to our attention “Domestic Extremist Criminal Damage Events: Behaving Like Criminals or Terrorists?” by Paul Gill and co, of the ‘Department of Security and Crime Science’, University College London, tries to comprehend the many acts of property damage and arson done in Bristol by a wide range of groups and, presumably, individuals. A mere look at the title gave us an appreciation of the mindset behind this paper of those who equate anarchist/activist vandalism and sabotage to terrorism.

This document is for sale in certain places on the internet but is being circulated here so comrades can see how through analysis of the documents of the enemy, -as they try to put us under the microscope-, that we can also do the same. To collect information, to view their prejudices, weaknesses and mental limits, and to see their conclusions and what kinds of thinking and methodology end up influencing their investigations (which never seem to be going particularly well… even if some comrades end up in jail, many more remain free, and the current growth of new anarchy remains as prevalent and needed as ever). (more…)

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Tensions with Reformism & the Constituent Process in the Midst of Fire & Rioting in Chile

Sunday, August 16th, 2020

The following text is a translation by Anarchists Worldwide of an article from Estallido Antisocial / Antisocial Outburst, a new anarchist publication from Chile. You can download a copy of the publication HERE.

TENSIONS WITH REFORMISM AND THE CONSTITUENT PROCESS IN THE MIDST OF FIRE AND RIOTING IN CHILE

The idea and practice of anarchic insurrection in the Chilean region and the world is enough to make us forget who we are and to uncritically join social revolts in which diverse and sometimes contradictory interests are involved.

For us, insurrectionists and antisocial anarchists, it has been a great joy to share moments of generalised rebellion between like-minded people and sometimes with circumstantial accomplices united by the desire to bring out the rage against what oppresses us.

However, when we go deeper into the visions about the struggle and what we want to destroy and build, the differences usually come out and we are not interested in this going unnoticed just to be socially accepted. On the contrary, the fire of our indomitable hearts calls us to propagate the idea and practice of confrontation against all forms of social order. (more…)

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Why We Don’t Vote

Monday, August 10th, 2020

The right to vote is seen as a necessary prerequisite for freedom across the world. People have fought and died for the right to vote in elections. Women across the world fought bitter battles for the right to vote. So why are the Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement (AWSM) questioning this as a right worth having?

The entire electoral show is designed to encourage us to believe that not only does our vote matter, but that it’s the most important decision we could possibly make. Indeed voting is held so sacred by many that the mere mention of not voting is enough to cause outrage. When we have pointed out that our vote makes no difference anyway, we’ve been accused of being apathetic, privileged, immature, and even being part of the alt-right!

But as noted anarchist Vernon Richards wrote, “so long as we have capitalism and government, the job of anarchists is to fight both, and at the same time encourage people to take what steps they can to run their own lives.” [“Anarchists and Voting”, pp. 176-87, The Raven, No. 14, p. 179]

We argue that electoralism ensures that a statist perspective becomes dominant. Everything is seen in terms of state intervention and following the decisions of the leaders, which has always proved deadly to encouraging a spirit of revolt, self-management and self-help – the very keys to creating change in a society. (more…)

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The Quarantine of Fascism in Peru

Sunday, August 9th, 2020

The following text is a translation by Anarchists Worldwide of an article from Estallido Antisocial / Antisocial Outburst, a new anarchist publication from Chile. You can download a copy of the publication HERE.

The Quarantine of Fascism in Peru

The presence of the military and the police is normalized and applauded by a large part of the population.

The repression of the Peruvian state against the population or “the disobedient” as they say, is the same as what they do in protests or during any curfew in a territory in conflict with an extractive industry, with a company that exploits its workers or that pollutes us like Monsanto on our tables, like the mining companies in the mountains, the oil companies in the jungle, and so on.

This repression of “the disobedient” comes with humiliations such as doing exercises as if it were a barracks or a military or police drill. There are also beatings and haircuts with the approval and mockery of people who inhabit the neighborhoods and they start recording the situations when the same agents who exercise the repression in Peru and other countries such as Ecuador or the Dominican Republic carry it out.

Another situation that has been seen is the applause, celebration and cheering by citizens in the face of the curfew and the arrival in the streets of the military, police and municipal police, forgetting what this decree has historically meant as an instrument of repression that has also reappeared in countries like Chile. (more…)

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PDF: Como vivimos desde la anarquía la lucha y los disturbios por el Poder en Bolivia

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

PDF: 1 pag. Como vivimos…

PDF: Formato libro. Como vivimos…

El presente libro, está dedicado al guerrero anarquista Gabriel Pombo Da Silva, secuestrado por el Estado español. Querido compañero, te queremos pronto en las calles, la libertad vino hace tiempo a por ti.

Como vivimos desde la anarquía la lucha y los disturbios por el Poder en Bolivia, es el grito furibundo de una recopilación de textos germinados por la sed de lucha contra la dominación, en un escenario tramoyado por la pugna interburguesa por el Poder, en el que sencillamente los ácratas no intervenimos. Ese forcejeo por la silla presidencial no nos incumbe, pero sí la ofensiva constante contra toda autoridad, sin desperdiciar la crítica que nos señala el camino de la praxis. Es necesario enfocarnos en el encandilamiento feligrés-social, que conduce a los ciudadanos a buscar su presente (y futuro) en las urnas de la dominación, con la intención de elegir a su nuevo amo, lo cual atenta contra cualquier expectativa de libertad individual y colectiva. La insurrección es permanente. Quienes luchamos contra toda forma de autoridad no necesitamos esperar por una fecha específica en el calendario para reaccionar contra las imposiciones. No necesitamos quien nos gobierne ni nos dirija; sabemos organizarnos, elegir a nuestrxs afines en la lucha y avanzar hacia la liberación total sin recular. (more…)

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Out Now : 325 #12 – ‘Against the Fourth and Fifth Industrial Revolutions’ (ACN)

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

PDF: 325 #12 – ‘Against the Fourth and Fifth Industrial Revolutions’ (ACN)

Presenting 56 pages of anti-organisational, insurrectional, anti-civilisation anarchy of the 21st Century. A collection of critical texts and letters from anarchist points of view examining the new changes in production and social control brought about by new technologies which are ushering in a totalising prison-world and the advance of smarter-than-human machines. This issue of 325 builds on the considerations and content of the last issue which took as it’s focus the subject of the Technological Singularity. Six years later, the mechanisms, ideologies and impacts of this global dystopian project are nearer and clearer and the texts you will read in this new issue deal with the emerging realities of these technological revolutions.

For the first time, 325 is coming out in 3 languages: First in English, with Spanish and Italian to follow. Printed copies will be available soon, but we also encourage people to print out their own copies and distribute them in their area.

CONTENTS : 325#12
3. Editorial
4. Automation, Robotics & Labour in the 4th & 5th Industrial Revolutions
8. From Riot to Insurrection – Excerpt
9. A Small Criticism of Science and its World
10. Covid-19 World: Epidemics in the era of Capitalism
12. The Fractures of Dominion
13. Coordinated Incendiary Attacks Against Relay Antennas in Grenoble, France
14. The 4th and 5th Industrial Revolutions
17. The Artificial Reproduction of the Human: The Road of Transhumanism
23. Machine Psychology: A Disappearing Act
25. Oblique Look
28. Smartphones, Ringtones, Capital
29. Cashless Societies and Crypto-Currencies: End of the Traditional Era of Banking and Finance
32. Contribution to the 1st International Meeting Against Techno-Sciences by imprisoned anarchist Dino Giagtzoglou
38. Cybernetic Society and its World
48. Against Starlink
50. Space : Part 1
51. To Be Released
53. Direct Action Chronology

ANTI-COPYRIGHT NETWORK 2020

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‘The heuristic capacity of Anarchy’ – Gustavo Rodriguez

Monday, July 27th, 2020

Jack Halberstam, a renown queer theorist, committed to the “anti-social project” and active contrasexual militant, begins his book The Queer Art of Failure[1], with an irreverent and fun excerpt, taken from the 20th episode of the 1st season of SpongeBob, which invites us to reflect:

Mr. Krabs: And just when you think you found the island of milk and honey they grab you by the britches…and haul you way up high. Then higher, and higher, and higher until you’re hauled up to the surface flopping and gasping for air. And then they cook ya, and then they eat ya, or worse…
SpongeBob (terrified): What could be worse than that?
Mr. Krabs (in a low voice): Gift shops.[2] (more…)

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