So, maybe it's time to introduce myself.
My real name's Hansi. I'm a part of the tumblr exodus. I'm a commie-anarcho-individualist-feminist-democratic confederalist-animal liberationist. I'm an Ásatrú practitioner. I'm bisexual and polyamorous. I'm a philosophy undergrad, currently writing my bachelor's thesis on the right to health. I have a dog. Her name is Stella. I love Doctor Who, beer and folk punk, and I hate Nazis.
Optimism isn't about pretending everything's fine, it's about stubbornly insisting on making things better.
Bernie needs to shore up his weakness with older voters. Maybe show pictures of his grandkids at a speech. Tell long stories that don't go anywhere. Unveil a "universal your grandkids will call you" plan.
In seriousness, maybe he could explain why young people like him so much. Because they're just trying to have a life.
Talk about the younger people whose parents will never have grandkids because of the awful economic conditions they live in.
Occam's razor is a heuristic convenience, not a proof.
Let me repeat that: Occam's razor proves nothing. Occam's razor is a heuristic rule of thumb in order to select the most convenient explanation out of a plurality of explanations. It is not a proof. It is not a support for a proof. It is not a means of arriving at a proof. It is not a means of accessing objective truth. It has nothing to do with the scientific method.
Occam's razor is not a proof. Remember: Occam's razor is not a proof.
My biggest promblem with moderates isn't really my disagreement with them on the issues. It's that they're bad negotiators. They're so committed to the idea of politics as the art of compromise (which isn't a wholly wrong understanding of politics) that they present their idea of a good compromise as their first offer.
Electoral reform is going to be a necessary part of the democratic socialist project and that goes far beyond abolishing the electoral college. The entire structure of how the US does elections (one officeholder per constituency and first past the post elections) is absolutely terrible and eliminates any chance of a multi party system.
intoxicated ideology, alcohol weed poppers
"He talks revolution for an hour without using any verbs"
Sunbeam City is a anticapitalist, antifascist solarpunk instance that is run collectively.