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.
"In Vancouver, cop-sympathetic gay and trans people attempt to provide a logic of localism, which posits that the problems of police violence happen elsewhere, most notably down south in the US or out east in Toronto, but not in our own backyard. Such claims erase and minimize police violence on Coast Salish territories, including the recent murder of Phuong Na (Tony) Du and brutalization of Solomon Akintoye, and the ongoing violence and incarceration of Indigenous people and other low-income residents of the Downtown Eastside."
Dave, our maintenance guy, finished the fence painting and putting up wires along all the brick/concrete walls yesterday, so they are ready for climbers, to get growing up and along.
I actually managed to do a small bit of #gardening today, out in that gorgeous sun! I've planted Clematis cirrhosa Freckles, and did a bit of light pruning, cutting off some old foliage from last season from plant such as Verbena bonariensis and Lavender.
That's done me in, so it's back to bed. But it was so lovely to be out there in the sun for a little while. And it really feels like #SpringIsComing.
a core tenant of solarpunk to me is is living in a liberated ecology. meaning all of the organisms and land interact in a way that is mutually beneficial to all.
i don't see how land ownership can play into such an ecology. so, fighting capitalism and eradicating the notion of property seems necessary to continue the solarpunk project beyond our dreams and into reality.
1. Advertising shits in your head, it is a form of visual and psychological pollution.
2. Removing/Replacing/Defacing advertising is not vandalism, it is an act of tidying up that is both legally and morally defensible.
3. The Visual Realm is a Public Realm, it is part of the commons, it belongs to everyone, so nobody should be able to own it.
4. Outdoor Advertising can and should be banned, Sao Paulo did it in 2006, Grenoble followed suit in 2015.
Don't know how many people here had a similar experience, but I grew up near a small town of 300. Not in. Near. I can confirm that country music and every piece of fiction ever over romanticists it to a ludicrous degree.
Perhapse it was true in the 50s, when the econimic boom ensured no one wanted for money and certain social issues were never spoken of in front of the kids who now continue this myth, but everything since then has been a downhill journey for them.
I think I can summarize the experience simply by saying the only people left in small towns are the people who were never going to fit in anywhere else.
@polymerwitch I'm having trouble telling if your bot is becoming more self aware or just better at hitting my existential buttons.
android's redeeming features are only there when you compare it against windows mobile or iOS. when you compare android against a desktop operating system, it becomes apparent how terrible it and every other mobile operating system is. i don't want GNOME 3 on my phone, but i don't want Unfortunately, YouTube has stopped., the shitty ecosystem of app stores, the normalisation of apps with advertisements, the way that google intentionally makes it as difficult as possible to use android without non-free google garbage, the fracturing of version distributions, samsung touchwiz and other horrid themes, the bixby button, notches, the removal of the headphone jack, the removal of the microSD... why are phones so terrible?
Is there a term for the unholy three way of Agorism, mutualism and syndicalism? Because that term is defiantly what I am.
Possibly important note: I don't think money should exist, but I do think reliably predictable trade being a good way to ensure misanthropic people will actually try to get along with everyone else.
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.