Poor freedom of speech. Its meaning has taken such a drubbing in the last few years.
I mean, originally, it was just "the government can't tell you what you can and can't say".
Then someone decided it meant "what you say should never have any consequences".
Then someone decided that it meant "nobody can deny you a soapbox".
Then someone decided that it meant "nobody can refuse to listen to you."
Now apparently it means "every program that could possibly access my soapbox MUST do so."
so, yesterday, i put together a list of nazi instances i had blocked. that post has been boosted over 60 times. that's cool, i'm glad i did something useful.
but i can't do that kind of thing if i can't eat. my post about needing money for food has been boosted ten times.
if you appreciate and value the work i put into notifying everyone about where the fash are and you have some money to spare, please pay me.
if you can't give, please always boost.
Every last atom on this planet was either forged by nuclear reactions deep inside long dead stars, or was created by the birth of the Universe itself. That includes the atoms which make up every pebble, every oak tree, every lettuce leaf, and every human.
The Universe isn't merely some faraway thing which you only see when you look into the sky at night. It's also you.
You share that in common with everything you've ever seen, and everyone you've ever met.
“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.
“I don't much care where—“ said Alice.
“Then it doesn't matter which way you go,” said the Cat.
“—so long as I get SOMEWHERE,” Alice added as an explanation.
“Oh, you're sure to do that,” said the Cat, “if you only walk long enough.”
I like plants more than people 🌱
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.