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If you suspect someone of being an undercover cop or informant you keep that shit to yourself until you know more or you do the research needed to confirm or deny your suspicions.
You never create a whisper train of rumors, silently drop someone out of your social circle or isolate someone based on a hunch.
Imagine if someone did that to you. That shit destroys communities and creates paranoia. It’s long term impact is almost as bad as an undercover cop around. Do not do it.
User on sunbeam.city: Hello everyone! I'm new here. My interests include crocheting, gardening and electronics. Looking forward to sharing tips with you all!
*One month later*
User: Capitalism must fall sooner rather than later, or else it will take our planet with it. We must dispose of the Capitalist pigs now. No cops, no borders, no landlords. The time for revolution is coming. This vegan curry I just made is delicious.
It's a lot to take in, but necessary.
Fascist Ecology: The "Green Wing" of the Nazi Party and its Historical Antecedents
Fascists are starting to appropriate soc dem talking points, which is a problem because
a) As the overton window shifts to the left, the right seems like a more moderate option (at least to people who are cool with xenophobia and racism (which is a lot of people in America))
b) Fascists don't actually want social democracy, they want social democracy *for white people*
I'm still 100% sold on a total reproductive strike for people my age and younger until we address climate destabilization. I can't be the only one with parents so ravenous for grandchildren that they would do just about anything.
"Dear Mom and Dad, I will never bring a child into a world that's facing total, global species collapse. Are you going to do something about it?" The options seem pretty clear at that point.
3am freeform thought of something for the makerspace code of conduct. Will see how it reads back in the morning.
"As a business entity we are not in a position to be moral arbiters of what laws are unjust enough to accept breaking. Our goal is to provide an ongoing community resource for personal creativity, education and prosperity. We can't easily do that if we become considered a problem for the powers-that-be. So we ask you not to do anything as a member that brings the police to our door."
Sleep-deprived train of thought that feels like it could go somewhere useful, follows.
We can measure the efficiency of a machine by comparing energy in to resulting output. It seems like there should be a way to do this in measuring government efficiency in ideal theory.
Solarpunk is a mix of structural efficiency to forward the goal of personal ecology. Learn what you actually need and customise what you can get to fit instead of using one-size-fits-all solutions. Efficiency of existence through bespoke support. That's inherently ecological.
I feel a lot healthier mentaly now that I see all jobs as "a wage I must currently earn under capitalism to survive and have the resources to build alternatives" and not something that should be fufilling or be a part of my identity or a reflection of my competencies in any way shape or form. If I'm lucky and things progress the way I want, I won't have to spend most of my time in service of capitalists, but for now it is what it is.
The rat race is over, now it's a prison break. My skills and my hopes are for life, not for some business owner to bid over.
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boosting productivity and shrinking quality of life, constantly feeling like everything is way Too Much and moving way Too Fast, degrowth is this
~~big, softe, gentle, exhale~~
and it's gonna be so fkn nice.
seize the means of energy production, build economies of care, build a world where we can focus on the arts our communities and ourselves, open every border, we can totally survive this
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i think what's so personally seductive to me about degrowth n' ecosocialism (beyond, like,,, mitigating ecocide, reparations to the global south, saving earth from being boiled etc etc) is that it represents Takin' a Freakin' Break on the largest possible scale.as someone born and raised in the neolib anxietyscape of maximized GPA efficiency, hypercompetition, self-production/performance/commodification, the promise of massive personal debt and 100yrs of unpaid internships
Today is the day by which the UK’s fat cat CEOs have already earned more than the average worker will earn all year: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/jan/04/uk-ceos-make-more-in-first-three-days-of-2019-than-workers-annual-salary
Tinkerer, womble, future-fixer.
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