Can you be nostalgic for a time that never happened? I grew up in a forested area, but with a strong influence from both sci-fi and fantasy stories. Solarpunk looks like something my heart always knew, but that my feet never have, like it could have been the next town over frome everywhere I ever saw.
@MrControll so in the UK when the rail system was sold off to private business, it was carved up into regions.
These regions are leased out as long term contracts to private companies as a franchise.
Yooo everybody please check out @WeWereSeeds
Tons of super rad anticapitalist, anarchist, and queer art, lots of it made of salvaged and upcycled materials, all of it with sliding-scale pricing or for barter. Like this sweet solarpunk symbol patch they made me!
In Côte d'Ivoire, capitalist exploitation causes deforestation. Cacao farmers get paid so little they become desperate, and the only way they can see to earn more so they can survive is to grow more.
Some take to destroying protected forests so they can grow more cacao to sell. But as awful as the killing of trees by burning their roots is, I can't blame these people. It's not their fault, it's the fault of a corrupt and exploitative system which doesn't give them enough money to live.
lmao i really dont understand the big deal about #foss when you can just view the page source on any site thanks to chrome
The college I'm about to start at will deny your orientation if you fail the consent quiz, at which point you'd have to re-apply at the very least.
Yas. Tax people $100 application fees and 3 more months safely isolated until they figure out *consent*. I really wouldn't want to be around someone to whom the idea isn't inherent. So proud of whoever designed that.
I forgot to mention, there's an organisation called Slave Free Chocolate, founded in 2007. They aim to make people aware of child slavery in West African chocolate farms and work to eradicate it. They also keep a list of ethical companies so you can help support the farmers and avoid any exploitative corporations.
Unpopular take on #Asatru symbols
Speaking as Asatruar, I say there is no "reclaiming" Asatru symbols as long as Nazis are wearing them.
I understand that many Heathens, perhaps even the majority, are not racist, even anti-racist. I understand that wearing the symbols is a declaration of faith, and I agree in principle that we should be allowed to peacefully practice our faith out in the open.
But this doesn't change the fact that some people wear those symbols as a declaration of hate, a hate primarily directed at classes of people who still experience oppression today in the West. The mjollnir is a declaration of faith to Heathens, but to others, both oppressor and oppressed, it is a symbol of oppression. Likewise the valknut, the black sun, the aegishjalmur, and even some of the runes.
As long as you wear those symbols, you are going to be making some members of the classes against which that hate is directed uncomfortable. (1/2)
Unpopular take on #Asatru symbols
Your intention doesn't matter -- they don't know you and don't know your intentions. All they see is a white person (oppressor) wearing symbols used by oppressors. It should be clear why this would make some members of said oppressed classes feel unsafe and uncomfortable in your presence -- again, they don't know you, and don't know that your intentions are benign.
Among your friends, in ritual spaces, in your private practice, yes, use the symbols. But going out in public, and especially going into places that are supposed to be safe for oppressed people? Wearing those symbols is inconsiderate and should be avoided.
Until the mjollnir has been ripped from the neck of every Nazi, until every othala banner has been torn down, until every valknut tattoo has been scraped from Nazi arms, we cannot reclaim those symbols. They are tainted, and we should be very sensitive about when and where we display those symbols.
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