@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
On Saturday I went to a protest against the Turkish invasion of North and East Syria and Rojava
@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
@puffinus_puffinus if you're around tomorrow I will help you set the reimbursement up on OpenCollective
@puffinus_puffinus has volunteered to help take over ownership of the website's domain and server. Migration may cause some down time over the following week or so.
As I've stated a few weeks ago, I'm currently looking for a replacement to take over ownership of the sunbeam.city domain and our servers. I still haven't found a permanent replacement, which means I will have to shut down the site in due time.
My personal circumstances have changed drastically over the last year and I no longer have the resource or energy to invest in SBC. I haven't been able to keep up with the Mastodon community and I've fallen out of sync with recent developments. Sunbeam City deserves better than an absentee admin and I can not in good conscience keep the place running without stronger participation.
If any of our longer term users would be happy to take on this responsibility get in touch with me, otherwise over the next few weeks I will be starting the process of shutting the site and co-op down over the next few weeks, beginning with a cooperative proposal on what to do with our excess funds.
@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.
"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
"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."
Compassion, cooperation, abundance, flourishing Ⓐ
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.