Why we no longer imagine utopias: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSvUqhZcbVg
This video really stuck with me, and the post by @cblgh (https://merveilles.town/web/statuses/105373229479541677) just made me think of it again.
Radio-Canada reporting that pot selling stalls are multiplying in Kanesatake and the police can't do anything because they don't have authority on res.
This is coming after a controversy about they mayor of Oka raising panic that if the local indigenous reservation reveives a parcel of land (that had precipitated the Oka Crisis) there would be marijuana selling stalls.
Fucking colonialist settlers, man. Fucking colonialist settlers. They just can't deal with the concept of indigenous sovereignty. They just can't.
It's Canada Day, and Algeria just defeated Tanzania and made to the All-Africa Soccer Cup playoffs. This is what is currently happening in Montreal's Little Maghreb.
In any European country, there would be a nativist/nationalist riot. But hey (with every anticolonialist caveat) Happy Canada Day.
Ps. The Chilean flag is the cherry on top.
Free Carola Rakete, the heroic captain of Sea Watch 3 who after weeks at sea, put the life and well-being of tens of asylum seekers above the petty prohibitions of the Italian state and forcefully docked the ship in Lampedusa!
No one is illegal! Asylum is a right!
Down with the inhumane Italian/EU asylum system! Down with Salvini!
unpopular opinion, tankie-ism
Cromwell was a brutal genocidal asshole.
Jefferson was a racist slave owning hypocrite.
Napoleon was a war-mongering megalomaniac.
Bourgeois republican democracy was built on the blood and tears and the betrayed dreams of millions.
Compared to feudalism, absolutism, etc? Worth it.
The USSR, PRC, etc, the experience of 20th century Really Existing Socialism was blood stained, criminal, atrocious.
Please excuse me for according it the same benefit of the doubt as I do bourgeois republican democracy.
No more, no less.
Milton Friedman’s Economic Racism: The godfather of neoclassical economics ignored the market forces of discrimination and slavery. https://evonomics.com/milton-friedmans-economic-racism/
Protesters decry Hamilton police after arrest connected to Pride violence
Jewish human rights scholar: yes, America has built concentration camps
Is this a different way of saying I'm a Trotskyist?
I want to be rooting for the equivalent of Guy Verhofstadt, the Nancy Pelosi or the Thomas Mulcair of the Supreme Soviet. Someone who would be a "co-op sellout", a moderate progressive, a "realistic reformer". But all in the unshakeable and unchallenged context of a socialist state.
This is what I call the "liberal tankie" position: I want to feel about and exist in a USSR-type state the way bleeding heart left-liberal patriotic Americans feel about the USA.
Basically, I want a bona-fide state-socialist system that is robust, comfortable and confident enough in its institutions that it welcomes dissent and civil society engagement as a means to renew and evolve itself.
Basically a less crappy version of Gorbachev's perestroika??
"We need new utopias."
Sunbeam City is a anticapitalist, antifascist solarpunk instance that is run collectively.