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.
Nobody takes me seriously when I say I don't have friends. I have my partner, and a distant acquaintance who I only talk to once a month or less. I'm really not good at keeping up with people. It's not really a problem except when it comes to trying to network for my art or finding roommates
The problem transhuman individuals have is that much of the common ideology is things other groups like and support, taken to a new level. The issue is in trying to explain that new level without accidentally sounding horrible.
I adore camping and canoeing. I have no idea how I'd make it work if I ended up blind or in a wheelchair. The problem is in the loss of something I enjoy, not the disability itself.
I dislike the need for the wheelchair, not the person in it. And even this explanation is makeing me worried how people will react.
It is important that the fediverse does not allow the arrival of Gab to destroy what is so good about the fediverse: that it is a real community that despite its differences empowers its users and generates real connections.
Gab promotes hate speech. An unfortunate side effect of the free nature of the fediverse is that technically, anyone can join. A great feature is that all those who oppose Gab can work together to isolate them.
Give Gab no quarter. #IsolateGab
A batteries. C batteries. D an 9v batteries. What's going on with them? Are they just mostly irrelevant because tech moved on, or is it because right to repair policies have sunk in? Because either way I'm getting tired of this nonsense where I can't just check to see if batteries are the problem with my tech.
"Prepared solarpunk" sounds so on brand for some of us.
The fediverse will not survive by reactively blocking instances as they show up like a game of whack-a-mole while many of them are actively trying to get around that. We can't just have 25% of the feed indefinitely be block recommendations from other admins
It's past time for us to stop passively enabling fash and collectively make the switch over to greylisting
When we started sharing social content around the upcoming #NCO9 here and on Birdsite around this anti-trans bathroom bill author, bigot, Gab investor and R candidate Dan Bishop, it was OFF the radar screen. Ancient history.
We helped other social accounts pick it up, folks noticed - "oh shit, we are dealing with an incredible asshole here." More social pick up.
"Altright Dan" Bishop then added more attention by threatening to sue if the ad was broadcast, but not retracting his Gab investment. Oops.
It's a big issue now. Let's help it stay front and center before Sept. Election.
Be me. Be middle ages. Find old stone building in decent shape. Start talking about it with local gay polycule. End up taking it over as a socialist self sustained work commune, with gardens for food and creative weaving room so we have things to sell to the outside. Start calling the oldest guy arround "Daddy" partly as a joke, partly because his life experience makes him the closest thing to a leader we have.
My face when outsiders start calling us a monetary.
Help us organize to get this word out about this hard-right anti-trans NC candidate for the House, Dan BIshop or "#altrightDan.
He was an early investor in #Gab and had been downplaying it sucessfully. We reached out to other organizers helping get the word out on social media where it had not been a story up until recently.
Well, no more.
Look at this ad. Andh help us be sure every NC voter knows.
“Remember when neo-Nazis marched in Charlottesville and killed a young woman?” a narrator says over graphic images from the 2017 rally. “When they were banned from social media, Dan Bishop took their side. In fact he invested in a social media website because it welcomed the white supremacists.”
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Dan apparently threatened to sue over libel and slander over this ad, but did no renounce or return the investment in #Gab. Must have hit a nerve.
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