time after time I'm really surprised when some people say Bitcoin is bad because it's capitalism. But listening to something like this: https://invidio.us/watch?v=LgI0liAee4s I would expect these ideas and solutions to be music to the ears of anticapitalists. The core idea of peer-to-peer economy without banks as intermediaries is about as punk as it gets, no?
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For me, reading the news and recent history is a constant vacillation between "How on earth did we wind up with actual Nazis making a reappearance?!?!?!" and "Oh, of course, that's how"
It's funny how easy it is to add new tax for "tech giants" (whatever that means), but carbon tax seems to be completely forgotten and missing.
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I started Sunbeam City as a platform for radical green politics and praxis, not a place for comfortably middle class people to lament the use of plastic bags and display their alternative lifestyles.
If the visible presence of radicals makes you uncomfortable that's a problem with you.
this same argument is applicable to the debate about "Bitcoin is evil because it uses too much electricity" or "Capitalism is bad because some companies are greedy". Just replace all occurrences of "LED lights" with "capitalism" and you will see: https://invidio.us/watch?v=GiYO1TObNz8 - best point around 7th minute. (I bet someone will point out that incandescent lights are better than capitalism, because capitalism doesn't melt snow)
Trump administration is like: "World is ending, nothing we can do about it, at least we don't have to save fuel" https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/ev7bwp/trump-administration-agency-predicts-7-degree-f-rise-in-global-temperatures-by-2100 well I hope Musk will get us to Mars by then
Perovskite solar cells, cheap, highly efficient, now with a cheap production process https://slashdot.org/story/18/09/28/2323248/scientists-formulate-new-method-to-create-low-cost-high-efficiency-solar-cells
Yeah, we REALLY shouldn't mix politics into everything: https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/09/being-reminded-of-your-political-bubble-can-stop-you-from-breaking-out/#p3
seems like google is eavesdropping on my mastodon discussions and giving me these youtube suggestions now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D99qI42KGB0 how capitalism is able to fix it's own problems and stop destroying our planet. Not really solarpunk, but a nice summary. Also, I wonder if those who claim capitalism is incompatible with solarpunk are from the US?
why does #solarpunk have to be political? (having anti-capitalism as the first value) is there any reason to expel capitalist solarpunkers?
A boring regular human trying to do what should be obvious given simple analysis of the world.
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.