As a programmer it's been really hard to wean myself off of thinking in terms of global solutions. This, in comparison to building local or community technology.
Thinking this way can make things harder (now your tech needs need to scale to the world) and not useful (different people in different places have different needs).
This kind of blew my mind: like, you can just go and build a piece of tech and only give it to your friends & the immediate people it's helpful for. You don't *need* to design for The World. I think this kind of thinking is really important for breaking away from capitalistic modes of thinking.
uk politics, positivity in despair
this has been a difficult night for a lot of us. many people in this country will now feel unsafe.
please, use your skills and understanding to do what you can to get involved in your own community. be there for each other. be kind, look out for other people. bourgeois democracy has made us believe a ballot every five years is all we can do, but the truth is there are people around who need support every day.
we can help them.
together, we can help everyone.
"It is important at moments like these to try to find perspective in history. The labor movement in this country has had deep defeats — and it has bounced back from them.
In 1926, we lost a massive battle in the general strike. By 1929, Labour was the largest party in parliament. In the 1930s, party leader Ramsay MacDonald almost destroyed the party many had worked so many decades to build. By 1945, that party was rebuilding the country."
ukpol, momentum & corbyn
@LuigiEsq in spite of all momentum's signalling that they're doing this for the workers, they really do not give a bloody fuck about any of us. They only care about their bottom line: the next labour government. They reveal this part of themselves the moment you bring up that you don't plan on voting for their team.
Because they put the cart before the horse. They want to win the election so they can save the country, when they really should be saving the country so they can win the election.
Sincere Q: what are some constructive directions one can start looking to support dual power etc. if one suffers from a lack of time/spoons, but has some money going spare?
Secondary Q: the above, but if that person were able to free up an extra day per week and thus have more time/spoons?
Bonus points for answers that are things one can do off/on when time/energy is available, rather than having to commit to on a scheduled basis.
It has now been proven that putting our collective stake on Labour is useless. Bourgeois elections are controlled by the bourgeois media, and the working class has been hoodwinked again. Now is the time to put our stake on revolution, and start organizing in anger, now.
Join us in Leicester Square tomorrow (Friday 13th) from 17:30 onwards, bring that anger with you.
I am happy to announce that my music is officially on youtube, now^^
Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQjBA0TgVBSYqoeoI1W6vyQ?
(Little side note, though, youtube kinda messed up the chronological order of the vids when makin them public so if that's a problem I made playlists lmao)
also... everyone in the uk, now is the time we really need to be kind to each other. we're all in pain and despair. the temptation to lash out is huge and understandable. please resist it; now is the time to come together in commiseration and solidarity and figure out how we're going to keep each other safe in the hellscape to come
metalhead, anarchist, vegan. i fucking love space.
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