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Thanassis Veggos playing the character of Dikaiopolis in a production of Aristophanes' The Acharnians.

So fucking glad to not have to deal with the stream of shit that is coming out of Greek twitter today. Yay Mastodon.

Nationalism Show more

OMG, I can filter boosts and favs?

OMG so many mentions to which I never replied!

Somehow, there is always money for a war, for being tough on crime, or for subsidizing the oil industry. Basically a conservative/reactionary policy is always and by definition "financially responsible":

I'm hereby introducing the Acharnes Rule :

"Every time someone brings up the cost for a planet saving policy, they must present a costed out, equally planet saving alternative."

The union of Canada Post employees purposes turning the corporation into an engine towards a solarpunk future. The CBC, another crown corporation, worries about who is going to pay for saving the planet:

"Union wants Canada Post to start low-income bank and green shift. Sounds nice, but who pays?"

How do we deal with crappy people who are great artists when said artists made the best goddamn French hip hop of their era?

(Found out that Joeystarr of Suprême NTM is a violent assaulter.)

The Wess'har Wars series by Karen Traviss albeit having a bit of an anticlimactic ending is the best sci-fi I've read that seriously tackles the problematic of speciesism.

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Cultural Appropriation Show more

Yet Greek nationalists, from the Greek state and its history books all the way down to the fascists of Golden Dawn, claim exactly the opposite.

That's not to say there is no link in our Greek culture(s) going all the way back to the bronze age. It's the goddam Greek language and it perfectly illustrates that greekness has evolved and changed in a 3000 year old way. That's a lot of fucking change, a lot of fucking complexity to hide under the word "descendants". We have way way waaaaaaay more in common with 21st century Turks, Bulgarians, Italians etc than we do with the ancients.

Greeks don't normally get to complain about cultural appropriation because the things we usually think are being appropriated from us were never really "ours" in the first place. We were happy fishermen and goat herders calling ourselves "romioi" (romans) and then a bunch of westerners who read some books came and started calling us descendants of the ancients. And to be free from the Turks, we played along and learned from them how to be "proper" descendants of the ancients.

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I recently found out about the "Semiotic Square" (see and ) and I've been trying to understand where fits in. This is far in as I've managed to go, starting from the category of Utopia. Can anyone help? What do people think?

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thank you

Big, interesting challenge: escaping the Earth's gravity well without fossil fuels.

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