Self Help Guide
Photo taken at the inauguration of Donald J. Trump, January 20th, 2017
Self Help Guide
Property of Humanity
IN LOVING MEMORY OF HOWARD ZINN (1922-2010)
Like the Heyókȟa, the Native-American clown, I weld things that don’t
necessarily belong with each other. Perhaps paperwork and compassion can
never fully become one, but why not try anyway? This book is a collection of
interactive works that use alternative facts in alternative ways. I find culture
jamming artwork and writing silly things on Facebook to be highly efficient
ways to make people think, feel and act. This book is intended to be used as a
self-help guide - you’re welcome to use any of these ideas in your own life and
with your own community (and at your own risk). Clowning is my religion, but
you don’t have to convert in order to practice. LMK how it goes!
LOVE ECN BUREAUCRACY
Source: Empowering Clerks Network Data Department, 2017
History is written by the victors, and memorial plaques are engraved for those with
power and money.
Sent to Utilitu Studio in Bend, Oregon upon special request. Email me at 10
[email protected] to get alternative memorial plaques and install them
at your community (gift economy based). Add super glue for weather
durability. Design your own at www.crownawards.com
In 2015 the Empowering Clerks Network started offering the Forgiver’s License
to applicants who file Form 601(C) - the Compassion Exam. Class A allows
holders to forgive themselves and others and Class B - only to forgive others (only
men apply for Class B and I give them a free upgrade to Class A). After I printed my
own license, I immediately used it to forgive my dad, who had a very difficult
childhood and hard time expressing himself and connect emotionally. He became a
taxi driver, got into a fight with a drug addict about the ride fare and was murdered
when I was 18 (www.bit.ly/AJewKilled).
Marcus Hunter is the first inmate to apply for the Forgiver’s License. In his
application he described forgiving and understanding his mother’s life
circumstances. Marcus is currently serving a life without parole sentence after he
murdered taxi driver Abdoelhafiz Hassan Hamed Dowlieb in 2004. As a child
Marcus experienced malnutrition and neglect. He witnessed his mom being raped
when he was 6 and 10. Mr. Hunter received an ECSK2.0 (Empowering Clerk Starter
Kit) and provide regular ECN services to his friends at Maury CI. OK Parent Award
and True Friend Diplomas are popular among his inmate friends.
The Hidden Fortune Wheel is an interactive
street art and 5ft installation, a
collaboration with Ana Azzue Gallira. Spin
the wheel and try to imagine what it’s like
to be in someone else’s shoes for a few
minutes. About 70 wheels were mounted
around the country, generating a very
positive response. View some video
interviews with people who spun the wheel
at www.alfassibooks.com. In Beacon NY
the wheels led to heated discussions
between conservatives and liberals on
social media, and 12 wheels were broken
around town. If you’d like to mount a
wheel at your community you’re welcome
to use our design (email me at
[email protected]) or make your own!
One of the wheels had a hateful message about transgenders written on it and later on was
broken and dumped on the street. On the 5,000 members local FB group I publicly invited
the person who broke the wheels for a beer to discuss his / her motives and why they dislike
the wheels, but so far we had no luck in finding who did it.
Watch video at
The Hidden Fortune Wheel reflects on the randomness of which our skin color and
gender are assigned to us at birth. Seeing the wheel spinning made me rethink about the
idea of transracial. I do see my privilege, but I also think that dividing hundreds of
millions of people into four or five archaic categories is dumb, and Dolezal act was
prophetic in the way it challenged all these made up social paradigmes. However, due to
public pressure Dolezal Prophecy License was suspended less than 12 hours after it was
issued. This the first ECN document to be revoked since the revocation of Congressman
Sean Patrick Maloney Forgiver’s License Class A over his vote against Syrian refugees.
(the special Committee declared afterwards that the right to forgive is irrevocable).
Anyone can issue a Prophecy License to anyone for free at
To: Dutchess County Board of Elections
Re: Ori Alon petition for Artist in Residence (at large) Beacon NY.
Dear Board of Elections members,
Please accept my petition with 47 valid signatures to run for the Artist in Residence
position in Beacon NY. Also, I'd like to thank you all for your hard work in making
sure our elections run smooth and without any problems. As an Empowering Clerk
at the Center for Supportive Bureaucracy I know how hard it is to provide Playful
Paperwork services, and how some people seem to not be thankful for services
they get. Please accept my mailed donation of ten pre-sealed Joy Permits for you
and your families with love as gratitude for your public service and a gesture of
care for you and your families as we're approaching the election season. Also, in
the last election the polls in Beacon didn't have the "I voted" stickers. As a courtesy
to the people of Beacon I printed some and distributed them in the four voting
stations (see photo attached). If you ever need assistance in printing stickers
please let me know, I'm always happy to help a fellow clerk!
Director, Empowering Clerks Network
Empowering Clerks Network - Center for Supportive Bureaucracy (LLE)
Forgiver’s License (Class A&B) • Joy Permit • Refurbished Report Cards • Adults
Special Achievement Stickers • Alternative Street Signs & Memorial Plaques • OK
Parent Award • Loving & Liable Entity (LLE) certiﬁcations • Open Carry permits for
musical instruments • True Friend Diploma • workshops/events • Racism Release
Forms • Aunt & Uncle Adoption Agency • Village Fool Diploma • Pain Deed
PRINT ALL DOCUMENTS FOR FREE AT www.supportivebureaucracy.org
Dear Kenyon College Admissions,
After carefully considering your interest in my application, I have decided
to place your institution on my wait list. I recognize the strength of the
college’s academic programs and I remain very interested in my potential
success at Kenyon College.
The very competitive pool of colleges and universities that accepted me
makes it difficult for me to select the institution that I will attend next fall. I
read and evaluated thousands of acceptances from some of the most
exceptional institutions in the country and around the world. With so many
strong candidates accepting me, I am unable to offer my commitment to
many acclaimed candidates.
I hope you will agree to remain on my wait list. Please log into your
University Status Page to access your online Wait List Reply form and let
me know whether or not you wish to remain on my wait list. Additional
information is available on my Frequently Asked Questions web page.
Should you have further questions, please feel free to write my Senior
Associate Director of Acceptances and College Selection.
While I know this is disappointing news, I may be able to take you off of 44
my wait list. I appreciate your patience as I hear back from all of my
colleagues, and if you choose to remain on my wait list, I will be back in
touch after May 1 with an update.