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.
cancelling / accountability (1/3ish)
If someone is doing the difficult work of
- realizing that they fucked up
- not falling into a pity-party or self-flagellation
- leaning how they fucked
- apologizing sincerely
- changing behavior
probably the most likely things to block that process and start a panicked fight/flight response (get defensive / mock / ignore / block) instead
- gathering a large crowd
- demanding an immediate response
- making 'you fucked up' into 'you ARE worthless'
Also worth noting that both were eco-fascists who cited 'climate change' as a driving force behind their actions.
We don't get to pretend that seeing your future disappearing only ever pushes our generation to the left.
If the internet is still here in 2060, it's very probably that 'millennial' will be a synonym for a racist white conservative.
Because those will be the senators, the CEOs, all the shittiest old men that hog the power and the spotlight.
And us radicals who survived will be struggling with no pension, listening to a younger generation pretending that we do not exist.
"He talks revolution for an hour without using any verbs"
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.