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
this interview with venezuela's fake president is really funny because you can kinda tell he's really grasping for straws to justify overthrowing maduro at this point now that everybody is ignoring him
a remarkably common theme among the most insufferable, banal, vapid people is that they take stances on nothing and go out of their way to be uncontroversial such that they're essentially just walking automatons who parrot whatever opinions and ideas they think will make themselves best fit in with whoever is around them
like, obviously don't be a walking ball of chaos and drama (or do, i'm not your mom) but jesus that's not the same thing as just believing in absolutely nothing but what will advance you the most at any given moment
you were not given life on this earth to be someone else's meat puppet! form your own opinions, see the world how you actually feel about it!
tumblr is such a good platform *and* one of the few remaining social media sites which actually allows any sort of customizability which makes it genuinely infuriating to me that it was so badly mismanaged for so long that it's worth next to nothing and it'll probably get the axe sometime in the not-too-distant future because i can't imagine it's a serious moneymaker
this thread is an excellent demonstration in why that whole shooting in miramar where police lit up two completely innocent people is just a master class in why--at the absolute minimum--policing as it currently exists needs to be fucking annihilated
by all means be bernie or bust in 2020, or don't uphold the bourgeois electoral system, or whatever else. that's your call, not mine.
but know that if a democrat--even if that democrat is a useless upholder of the status quo like joe biden--does not win in 2020, a lot of people who only survive now because of the government *will* fucking die, just like what happened in the UK when austerity passed.
elections don't go away because you ignore them. the consequences of elections do not go away because you ignore them. you personally might not be affected by four more years of this shit, but a lot of non-white, vulnerable people like me *will*.
my family lives or dies based on food stamps. we already don't eat consistently because even with food stamps we are exceptionally poor. there is no alternative for someone like me. there is no alternative for a lot of people.
so yeah, joe biden and pete buttigieg are soulless ghouls and i hope either bernie or warren wins the primary because they're the only people who even want to attempt reform, much less the revolution we need. but i'm also not about to fucking starve in the name of upholding some nonsense anti-electoral socialist dogma
a large number of the people who are most receptive to socialism, for example, are people who are basically and completely fucked if trump gets a second term because he wants to gut things like food stamps, what remains of the american welfare state, access to healthcare of all kinds, and other policies which are functionally classicidal
as much as white socialists love to equivocate about how both american parties are the same because they're both liberal, capitalist parties, there are very clear material differences in outcomes between the policies of these parties and those material outcomes do fucking matter for people who are otherwise at the fringes of society
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.