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BDFL is the Windows XP of Project Governance.

social media is community infrastructure and requires ethical, accountable governance as much as roads and bridges do.

e.g. potential excerpt from such a Jack And The Beanstalk 

"But why," asked Jack the next day, "does the Giant live above us surrounded by stone walls and mounds of gold and magic wonders, and we live below him?“

"Because we are small and he is large, and wealthy, and so strong and so old and so powerful and so fearsome that no one has tried to approach him for many lifetimes, and that is the way of the world, " his mother answered.

And Jack said nothing, but thought, and took a satchel, ...

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e.g. potential excerpt from such a Jack And The Beanstalk 

"But why," asked Jack the next day, "does the Giant live above us and take our strong for his game and our weak for his meals, and we live below him?“

"Because we are small and he is large, and wealthy, and protects us from other giants who would harm us, and that is the way of the world, " his mother answered.

And Jack said nothing, but thought, and took a walk, and went to bed.

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e.g. potential excerpt from such a Jack And The Beanstalk 

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"But why," asked Jack one day, "does the Giant live above us and trample our fences and take our sheep, and we live below him?"

"Because we are small and he is large, and wealthy, and every town and country has a giant, and that is the way of the world," his mother answered.

And Jack said nothing, but thought, and went to bed.

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HMMmm,

Going off the last visual -- I wonder how strongly Jack And The Beanstalk could be told as a... probably anti-capitalist, maybe less so ecplicitly solarpunk, story.

(Uh, this is kinda subtooting @cocoron 's last post. But. like. in a "yes and" jumping-off way, not in a "you're wrong" way.)
(Just so as to not have unexplicit subtoots, and all.)

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Capitalism must fall not from a bullet to the head, but from entangling vines.

To be cushioned by the vines.

To be buried by the vines.

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When capitalism falls, we must fell it to a soft floor of grass and moss and shrubs and flowers.

The Future Is Blurry: Call For A Near-Sighted Utopianism

"Even when the science it produces is verifyable -- basic metaphors drawn from ... social relations, and market relations, both enable but also limit scientific practice.
...
... maybe to suggest, maybe there's a kindof a problem in thinking, 'ecology' as a self-correcting homeostasis that returns to equalibrium?
Because that's Adam Smith's notion of the market, yeah? That probably originally came from understandings of geology? So that's a metaphor -- like, maybe it's NOT homeostatic, right?"

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Currently Listening To:
"Anthropocene Lecture: McKenzie Wark"
youtube.com/watch?v=KQVJKeIsp-

(Mostly just randomly, as a Huh Want Some Thing To Listen To And Know His Name thing, but it IS good)

(Okay, I STARTED the Metadata Resistance wiki page. I'll flesh it out slowly as time goes on.)

(... this is pROBABLY not just an Open Privacy Research Society fanpage...)

github.com/lifewinning/network This is the syllabus for the two-part session I'll be doing as part of @sfpc's Code Societies program that starts today, very excited to meet the students and the class project

This is especially in sympathy with call center and costomer service workers, who are specifically (badly) paid to be that face for corporations.

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Theology:
Frustratingly, you can't spit in an ideology, a corporation, or a system's face, and call it a motherf***er.

Faces have an annoying tendency to be attached to people.

Various disconnected thoughts on Last Boost:

- "private government" is a really good way of phrasing it, and I should look for more work by people using that framework

- her definition of freedom puts, arguably, datakraken/big-data assembling of targetted profiles as a direct attack on people's freedom to be themselves.

This was a really interesting (not short) read about a philosophy with a novel take on justice and equality and freedom: newyorker.com/magazine/2019/01

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Sunbeam City 🌻

Sunbeam City is a anticapitalist, antifascist solarpunk instance that is run collectively.