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The Importance of Time Thievery 

Let's break down how much you can expropriate via time thievery using my own metrics for you:

-I make $12.40 an hour
-9 hour days with 1 hour unpaid lunch that you clock in/out for
- I get two paid 15 minute breaks that require nothing more than alerting a coworker (if that)
-Im allowed to clock in 9 minutes early and 9 minutes late without consequence (if I get to work of course)

With that out of the way, we can begin (continued)

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I made an alt account for gender/sexuality/lewd things on @adriana. Haven't made a new account in ages, so might take me a bit to acclimate.

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You complete fool, I'm not an anarchist; I'm an anti-archist.

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“We abuse land because we see it as a commodity belonging to us.

When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.”

-Leopold

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Yes I'm a nihilist. No not that kind, or that one. Hmmm, not really that one either.

Fuck it, I'm a nihilist that's not like other girls *sulks away while MCR blasts from my headphones*

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Bail Fund Link 

Lots of different places and orgs to choose from or divide evenly between.

secure.actblue.com/donate/bail

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Why the Left Needs its own Gun Culture 

4. Right wingers dictate the conversation around guns, meaning people that want guns will only hear about it from a fascist perspective.
- if leftists have a culture of guns then we can get some of those people before they're too far gone.

5. We aren't overthrowing the government in some violent revolution, I'm not saying that. This is about communal safety and self reliance. We don't need pigs to protect us, we only need each other.

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Why the Left Needs its own Gun Culture 

2. We need to be able to defend our communities from fascists. If they know a block has 10 AR15's on it, they'll be less likely to want to start shit. They will always prey on weak targets, so we need to be stronger.

3. A gun is a tool like any other. A dangerous tool, but a tool. The only time I've ever felt safe walking around town at night was when I had something to defend myself. You likely won't ever have to fire your gun to deescalate a situation.

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Why the Left Needs its own Gun Culture 

1. You have right wing militias going up to governors packing intense amounts of heat. Now the pigs didn't do much which is in part due to their politics aligning closer to fascists than socialists, and the fact that cops are- in fact- human and can feel fear.

-They won't hear us, so they better fucking fear us. Yes they'll be more likely to act on leftists if we are open carrying, but they already act on peaceful protestors without provocation anyway.

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Looking forward to tomorrow where all the white people I know will talk about how they're scared because of the riots.

Yes, you should be. fuck you.

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Violence and Non-Violence 

Our lives are on the line everyday- some of us absolutely in more danger than others. And we can't act like that isn't the truth.

Currently it's the violent capitalists and the predominantly nonviolent leftists, and we wonder why we can be butchered so easily.

These machine men and their machine minds need to fear for their lives as we might ours. I want to see them terrified of showing their face in the street or of flying a blue lives matter flag.
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Violence and Non-Violence 

The day they are scared is the day we get work done. It's a proven fact. They could be scared of financial loss or the loss of their own life. We need both to start happening.

When someone is killed by a pig, every pig should be scared to go out in fear of retaliation.

We have a myriad of ways to go about this. We just have to push and take everything from them while we give them nothing. /fin

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Violence and Non-Violence 

Even if a violent act scares some people off, it might save more lives and bring more people to us that realize we have a damn shot at harming the system against us.

Both violent and non violent acts against capitalism are important. They are simply different tactics, and we need to know when to use every tactic in our arsenal- and not limit ourselves in the hopes the elite will treat us better.

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Violence and Non-Violence 

A typical argument against violent acts against the capitalist system is the supposed optics it brings: leftists will look like terrorists and people will be pushed away.

The truth is that right wingers already call us terrorists for not kneeling to a piece of cloth, for walking down streets, for organizing sit-ins. We are already terrorists to them.

The liberal moderate will always capitulate to the right- never to the left. We aren't winning them over either. (1/x)

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Politics, Trump 

I used to think I could convince right-wingers over to leftism (with a significant margin of error of course), and now I even doubt that.

Of course some can have a sorta "come to Jesus moment" about politics, but conversations aren't political anymore. They are about which god-king you serve. And if it's not mine, you're the enemy.

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Politics, Trump 

This is true of the Liberals too (I can't tell you how disgusting the "uncle Joe" angle is).

These past few years- and these years ahead- should show how many critiques of western capitalism are rapidly becoming outdated.

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Politics, Trump 

I think the left's fairly widespread interpretation of Trump just being another right winger in a long line of them, has proven itself to be incorrect.

The US has been on the path to treating presidents like monarchs for a while (see how many look at Obama).

But Trump took that to an extreme where people will hold onto every single word he says, and people perceive him like a god king.

These folks don't think he can do wrong, and they will not stand any sort of critique.

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Covid, politics 

I'm fairly confident- something I rarely am- that people will look back on this time and think of it like we think of the great depression or WWII- as a major event that changed and ended the lives of many and has long term effects.

I'll be honest, this shit has changed my view of how we- leftists- need to handle upcoming ecological disasters (which covid is).

I've always preached a diversity of tactics, but I'm getting to the point where just about everything is on the table.

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Covid 

I know a lot of it is people thinking "it can't happen here" or "it won't happen to me or someone I know."

My state is full of that mentality since we ain't had a big catastrophe of our own since '93 and even then people plugged along.

I just want to grab them by their collars and tell that this shit isn't a fuckin game. I don't care if you're not worried about getting it, have a god damn sense of community you festering rot bags.

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Covid 

Been seeing more and more people at the store lately- and fewer wearing masks or gloves. So I'm guess these folks took the state opening up as a sign we are in the clear.

Excuse the fuck out of me, it ain't god damn clear. If you must get out, I get that, but i see sons a bitches bringing their kids, babies, parents in with them acting like nothing's awry.

What the fuck you think Covid was? A stressful vacation?

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Entryism, uspol 

Elections come and go. Vote if you will, etc. Just remember actual change will always come from the ground up, and we need bodies as well as resources for that change to happen

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Entryism 

Learn who you're talking to, listen, and ask lots of questions. "Why do you think that is, could it be this, etc". People like to come to their own conclusions, you can simply lead them to the correct ones

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Entryism 

Best entryism advice I've ever gotten is: "meet them where they're at." Physically and emotionally.

The gun toting "anti politics" hick won't react the same to a college philosophy major. Both /can/ be talked to about leftist politics though, just in unique ways.

Gun toter might like to hear about how leftism is all about free will, community, and keeping each other safe.

Philosophy major might like it if their college debt was erased and to be able to learn more of the world freely.

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entryism work, politica 

I can't stand doing entryism work anymore- several years of doing it while being autistic and not communicating properly have worn me down.

However I still find myself agitating everywhere I go like the good commie I am, so I'm always doing entryism.

In that vein here's some stuff I've learned from doing this shit:

1. Meet them where they're at. This was drilled into my head by another leftist. Look at what the other person needs and listen. Focus on that in discussion. While some naturally have solidarity imbued within them, others need to be convinced of it- which is likely not their fault but due to a capitalist world that isolates and divides.

2. Patience is key. It sucks but some days you'll hit a wall with someone, and any further conversation will just be argumentative.

3. Listen more than talk and ask lots of questions. Ask leading questions that make people question privilege and the status quo.

Feel free to add to this, I know I'm forgetting lots

"How can you know what realism is if you do not know what hope is?"

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