In the year 2550BE
I infiltrated the Advertisers . .
We were a global network of activists writers artists designers hackers tricksters poets philosophers & punks; Fighting for people over profits; Stopping big corporations from behaving badly; & Holding the biggest companies in the world to account. I worked the advertising & service design agencies for over 12 years; finding out how they work & the problems they faced in the age of corporate meltdown & then; Financial collapses, Global Pandemics, Endless Wars.
A Rebellion began in the wake of failed attempts at a revolution - uprisings, anti-government protests, Occupy Wall St. & Standing Rock. The streets were alive, fighting for the lives of not only humans but the many sentients that suffer at the mercy of non-entities with a status of personhood in a grand lie of legal fiction. After being silent for so long in an industry plagued by corporate correctness & hardliners who refuse to rebel against the establishment, I knew it was TIME. I had no more refusal left to The Call & I left the Advertising & Service Design world for good.
I ran back to a small island, where I had already planned a new life.
I met the Buddha
I began writing books & poetry
& it became a Living, Breathing,
Black Flag Dream.
Leading Elephants through Arcadia
The debut book & autobiography by David Araeva
"Oh wow, another scything commentary on 'service' design, advertising, entertainment & politics ...
- The Daily Fox
"A radical cosmic rebel's first-hand account of a corrupt & poisonous global industry; served with a pint & packet of 'mon-star' munch ...
It's enough to turn Krishna
into a bad boy.
- The Holy Hippy