Thatcher parody, eye contact, California fires, original content 

@puffinus_puffinus I've taken a break from most social media and made the transition to organising in the meatspace, hope steering SBC is going well

@RotundCat buying houses in order to rent them in low income areas is the greatest driver of homelessness and gentrification in urban areas

ALAB, no exceptions

SBC meta 

SBC Meta 

SBC meta 

SBC meta 

SBC meta, radical idea 

@freakazoid I think you're missing the point. How Capitalism works from enclosure is by securing enough resources for everyone, but then *enforcing* scarcity. If there weren't enough resources for everyone in the first place, there would be no incentive to come with. The point is to produce *artificial* scarcity. People negotiating or fighting over scant resources is a separate development.

(to be fair this is a bit rich coming from a company that deals with Foxconn)

Do these people go through life just being miserable or what

Nintendo: The next Animal Crossing will have a range of skin tones to choose from and hairstyles will not be gender-dependant

Gamers™️ on Twitter:

"It’s strange, isn’t it? The ideology of capitalism is that it is a system that generates immense abundance (so much stuff!). But in reality it is a system that relies on the constant production of scarcity.

This conundrum was first noticed back in 1804, and became known as the Lauderdale Paradox. Lauderdale pointed out that the only way to increase “private riches” (basically, GDP) was to reduce what he called “public wealth”, or the commons. To enclose things that were once free so that people have to pay in order to access them. To illustrate, he noted that colonialists would often even burn down trees that produced nuts and fruits so that local inhabitants wouldn’t be able to live off of the natural abundance of the earth, but would be forced to work for wages in order to feed themselves. "

Degrowth: A Call for Radical Abundance

@Jane Actually Murray Bookchin (of whom'st I am a fan) wrote specifically about the Anarchist equivalent of this and called it "Lifestylism"

@Jane i would feel the same if it was an Anarchist doing the same thing

@Jane three things :

1. Marxism-Leninism (not a fan)

2. Choosing to perform their political views/education as an indicator of their accured (cultural) capital - and that jacket didn't look cheap

3. The commidification of any and all anti-Capitalist aesthetics into commodities

I'm not one of these "and yet you participate in Capitalism people" but if you're gonna turn your politics into a superficial performance, expect them to be judged as such

Just walked past a KFC in town and saw someone wearing a leather jacket with photos of Marx and Lenin on the back :blobhyperthink:

"A truly bizarre trend is having an impact on the economy — wealthy people and corporations have so much money they literally don't know what to do with it.

Why it matters: At a time when growing income inequality is fueling voter discontent and underpinning an array of social movements, the top 1% of earners and big companies are holding record levels of unused cash."

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