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.
Toot string about killing your idols (5/5)
I am going to use a person as an example: Greta Thunberg is put forward as a spokesperson for all of climate activism by the media. (& you might say she actively welcomed this.)
But if our goal is getting away from the idea that one can be a spokesperson, we do not need to 'trash' or punish her. We can even treat her with kindness.
Our focus should be on shifting the spotlight. Debating her character or flaws would do the opposite.
Toot string about killing your idols (4/5)
This is a problem I think, because it means that instead of tasting the blood of CEO’s, we occasionally revel in the social destruction of one of our own, a leftist who got too famous.
We're not really overthrowing power, we're acting out our high school fantasy of destroying the popular kids.
This sort of community mob justice inevitably impact how we interact with each other all through our communities. Because we know we could be next.
Toot string about killing your idols (3/5)
But over time ‘kill your idols’ seems to have become a double action the community does to a person: first you idolize someone, which comes with expectations of perfection, then you ‘kill’ them (decide that they’re trash) when they do not live up to them.
Celebrating and promoting the downfall of celebrities became a sort of stand in for the spectacle of guillotining the rich. It started with millionaires but spread to anyone popular on social media.
more lessons from a star war
THE FORCE AWAKENS: The belonging you seek is not behind you. It is ahead.
THE LAST JEDI: Let the past die. Kill it if you have to. That's the only way to become what you were meant to be.
THE RISE OF SKYWALKER: make everything a reference to something in the past and literally reanimate the dead instead of doing anything new lol
lessons from a star war
THE FORCE AWAKENS: You never know what you're capable of until you try it. Don't wait for someone to come and save you – get out there and save yourself.
THE LAST JEDI: Anyone can be a hero, no matter who they are, even if they come from nothing. The true villain in the story is capitalism. Protecting others is a noble act.
THE RISE OF SKYWALKER: lol jk actually you only matter if you have the right parents. also all the main cast are like, totally definitely straight and we really want to make sure you know that
"He talks revolution for an hour without using any verbs"
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