The occult history of America concerns a space where Black, Red, and white together produce the culture of resistance-and the permanent uprising against hegemonic power and alienation. This space could be called the hideout of the Maroons, those few who have made the revolutionary exodus from the world of slavery to the ‘inaccessible’ wilderness of an alternate universe. If the Great Dismal Swamp is no longer a refuge, nevertheless the message of the Maroons lives on, and Russell Maroon Shoatz is today its untamed voice. Free Maroon the Implacable!
Hakim Bey, author of TAZ: The Temporary Autonomous Zone