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my name is alyaza, and politics are kinda my thing outside of shitposting on the internet about gryphons
i write about revolution sometimes, and also have a pet ideology project i work on which involves the total abolition of property so that's neat i guess (feel free to ask abt that one!)
i am probably an anarchist but labels are confusing so i haven't adopted one yet
birds are neat and so is the environment and solarpunk
"omg how will I explain this to my kids??"
in elementary school we had a kid named Terrell who declared they were a girl for the day and that their name was Llerret, and pretty much everyone's reaction was "cool okay"
And when they came in the next day and said "I'm Terrell again" everyone was still like "cool okay" and moved on
Kids really don't give a shit unless you tell them they should
So, @LunaOi_VN and I wanted to share some of the lessons we are actively learning from this recent unpleasantness. It's a bit long, so here is a Google Doc. Please read it in good faith:
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anybody know what the deal with kropotkhristian is/was? i notice they nuked their accounts on octodon and on tumblr and as i recall they said something about the angiespeaks issue before they nuked
To everyone who's followed me over from Twitter: it might be good if we have our own little Hashtag group where we can all get together and follow each other. I'll go ahead and propose #LeftTwitter (get it? we're leftists and we left twitter?) -- if you're not sure how hash tag saving works, check the quick start guide I linked to earlier
this cardinal is an icon
@alyaza As the person who has been the #1 contributor on the Appropedia, I just want to point out that help is welcome, including anyone with the time/ability to handle the use of archival services (the ultimate goal of the appropedia being that it can be shown to wikipedia to prove that we exist and hopefully get ourselves back up there). #appropedia #solarpunk
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if someone hasn't already, they should go through these links and pilfer them for stuff to toss on the wiki. i assume there's plenty in there fit for the wiki that just hasn't been looked through yet
aether strikes me as a really interesting platform that in practice is probably extremely fucking dead, lol
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the autistichoya list of ableist words is probably one of the dumbest wastes of resources and energy i've seen leftist actually focus on and i really wish people would actually try focusing on *materially helping people* and building support structures for people who are disabled than try and self police themselves on things which really aren't that ableist.
like, do as you please ultimately, but in my experience you do pretty much fucking nothing to actually help people by doing that. the autistic people who i work with in my community for example might appreciate your gesture, but that's not going to make their lives any better or easier or give them the skills to effectively function. you might as well just virtue signal, honestly, because it'd probably do the same amount of good.
now, don't go around using retard or whatever, but policing yourself on saying things like stupid is... well, stupid.
this feels like something people should read:
"Can we ditch intensive farming - and still feed the world? "
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as it stands the american left in particular struggles with a lot of this, and i find that they tend to be overlooked by a lot of leftist groups in general even though they'd probably be massive assets
so, if possible, i think people should stick those ideas in their back pockets and start bringing them up where and when possible
if you want to win mostly nonviolent socialist revolution (or even an effective violent revolution really), infrastructure is pretty important, so we should probably get on it
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things people should always consider working towards on the left that are just as important as front-end direct action and activism:
- establishing fundraising venues that all leftists orgs can use and which will hopefully allow for more efficient and practical fundraising efforts
- gaining contact information and email lists to send out activism info, fundraising pitches, etc. to
- creating messaging systems and platforms in general to facilitate communication and cooperation
- working with other leftist groups to trade skills and practices and praxis
- developing accessible, clear messaging and fundraising pitches
- creating and preparing propaganda, flyers, posters, etc. for mass distribution
- supporting the development of leftist political and social infrastructure in general
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if you haven't checked out the positively awful cooking of the users of Gab, please do because it's such a fucking treat
i know people tend to not like the libs, but if you're a leftist and you're not trying to copy the actblue model of fundraising you're probably making a gigantic mistake, because democratic candidates have milked that model to massive success
don't reinvent the wheel when someone's already demonstrated a model that works
while we're on the topic: when designing things (particularly digitally, because there are plenty of digital tools to facilitate design with the disabled, impaired, or otherwise differently abled), consider actually fielding opinions from people who are disabled so you don't make it harder or (literally impossible) for them to use
this would probably save people a fuck ton of headache both on the designer and user end
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.