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Made an SSB account 

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I'm 25, studied mathematics in university and recently escaped my childhood home to a safe place where I've connected with wonderful people and started figuring out how to be a healthy functional person. I find far too many things interesting and there aren't nearly enough hours in the day to pursue them all, but I love getting people talking about things they're excited/knowledgeable about, and I love explaining things/sharing information I've collected.

This instance is what finally motivated me to join Mastadon (as someone who has basically no social media accounts). I heard about solarpunk a few years ago (I think from something @whyvoneenee reblogged) and didn't look much further into it, but recently I tailed @socalledunitedstates here from Tumblr where I'd been reading anarchist blogs and now I'm really excited about so many of the things I see people imagining and learning/teaching together.

I'm excited to get to know more of you and possibly even be helpful!

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hooking up is antifascistische Aktion. in this essay I will 

1. racialisation, anti-semitism and ableism are obviously cornerstones of fascism.

2. patriarchy is an often underappreciated foundation (see Ewa Majewska for discussion). Therefore modern fascist's demonisation of "gender ideology".

3. it follows that queer feminism is antifascist. (and terfism is a fascist impulse, but we all knew that even before Butler elaborated on it.)

4. the common strand of fascism is a drive to uniformity and stability, eventually an eternal immutable homogenous state; i.e. it's a death cult.

5. the death cult in traditional masculinity has a familiar form: 'witness me', glorious death in battle, self+sacrifice thru labour etc. Majewska notes that traditional feminity is also suicidal heroism; woman as childbearer has to supress every pulsation of life and desire, lives in a state of constant self anihilation.

6. life is by nature kaleidoscopically multiplying ungovernable eternal change. Life *is* diversity. Life is knobs, spectra, and chaos-theoretical unpredictable complexity; it is not toggles, binaries, blueprints.

7. the State is not, as Marx eurocentrically held, an inevitable consequence of agriculture or technology. the base does not determine the superstructure; decolonial anthropology shows this in basically every case. history is rich with the refusal of States well after the invention of these (see "Worshipping Power", Gelderlos), and indeed still now.

8. The State has the same goals as fascism.

9. Known States expanded by force, via imposition of religion. As in Gelderlos' title, Statism is literally the worship of power, the ideological commitment to submission as a net good.

10. Capitalism is a late stage of statism which secularises the divine right to ownership of the means by a particularly clever ideological trick; rather than deserving to be owners because they're appointed by gods, or descended from gods, the capitalist deserves to own because he owns; his ownership is advanced as proof of worth (industriousness, genius, inventiveness etc.). This Ourobouros reasoning is what makes capitalism such an unvaccinable virus.

11. Capitalism has however a weakness. In shedding the numinous to become a chameleon, it is fundamentally unsatisfying. You can sincerely have faith and extract meaning from serving Amon-Ra or Britannia, but nobody finds meaning in serving Bezos.

12. Fascism supplies this missing meaning to life richly, by worshipping death. It is one endstate of the State after capitalism.

13. Anything that supplies meaning through life rather than death will open a path towards a different endstate. Diversity, joy, queerness in the purest sense of the ripping of labels, the manufacture of new labels, the creative individual freedom of spontaneus chaos—there's a reason States/fascism call this "corruption"," dissipation", "decadence"; they *are*; they directly erode the project of control/eternality/death.

Put more concretely, if you make kinky porn and that kinky porn helps a fascist's daughter find out she's lesbian, you have won over death in life. This is an antifascist action.

14. Carework is marginalised by States (capitalism, fascism) for a reason. As a cohesion element of horizontal ungovernable bonds, mutual care is the glue of non-State socities, and something States deliberately have to erode to expand over free folk (e.g. by coöpting local identities and hierarchising them). The State _needs_ people to not depend on one another (debt in the gift economy forms bonds; when State money is imposed by force, it creates a culture of debt as a bad thing, except the indebtedness to the State (taxes, rent, royalties etc.) which is eternal and never quittable. (Graeber's "Debt")

It follows that carework is, in the most literal and concrete sense, antifascist action (Rituals of brutalisation in fascist socities are the converse of this. Brutalisation creates fascists, care and love creates antifascists).

15. Queer love is mutual carework.

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“This page aims to collect brief summaries on different occasions where corporate social media platforms blocked accounts or content, with a focus on but not limited to leftist and environmentalist activism.” #ICYMI

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Sometimes I just want to shake people and say

yall are grumpy about water MAGICALLY falling from the sky?

...water is so valuable that if you go more than a couple of days without it you would give up everything just for a glass of the stuff if you weren't already dead at that point

...and it just falls out of the sky some places all willy nilly, no one even has to lift a finger for it to happen and yall are grumpy about that?????

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Nothing substantive and ethical is gonna come from isolating yourself from the conflicts inherent within capitalist/colonizer society. The key is to fight side by side with comrades in these conflicts, not run for the hills.

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Really problematic how many euro-amerikan leftists want to drop out of society via some isolated utopian commune, instead of becoming accomplices and accepting that the "peace" and "utopia" of their ideal commune is white supremacist nonsense.

Just go to the suburbs if your ideal commune is some home on the prairie hermit cottagecore BS. That's what you want.

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be honest with yourself now:

Which do you think and complain more about:

- Jeff Bezos
- Global petroleum subsidies


Now I want you to start now, and count the seconds until the first time you see something influenced by Jeff Bezos.

Do the same for petroleum.

I bet you couldn't go a second without seeing something influenced by petroleum (how did the material goods in your house get to it? How did the house get made?)

I bet whatever you saw influenced by Bezos... also involved lots of petroleum. His shipping containers are made with it, moved with it.

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I talk a lot about how most people live in resource overshoot, more and more depending on how close you are to the hearts of settler-colonialism.

Part of why we, individuals, are able to do this is because the cost of our way of life is hidden from us to the point of being erased, by subsidies and market manipulation.

According to this report, fossil fuels receive an injection of roughly $11,000,000 a minute in order to maintain their low prices for our society.


That number seems big but think about this:

Jeff Bezos is really harmful to society, right, even though most of his money is just in investments, not like, actively being used to burn oil as fast as possible?

He's only receiving about $150,000 a minute, or roughly 1.5% of the resources oil gets.

Put another way, oil receives 66x more in funding than Jeff Bezos... just in donations from governments and banks!!


Our dependency on petroleum, as a conglomeration of societies, cannot be over-emphasized.

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White American Twitter Leftists and White Supremacy [2/2] 

Now, the discussion is on "land reform," which seems to argue that rather than return the stolen land, it be given out to the folk who - well, they certainly didn't steal it, they're not culpable at all for colonialism! But, they are entitled to all its spoils. And after all, as people raised in and supported by the system (except not at all, they aren't privileged! Stay focused on the billionaires only!), they are more capable of using it to maintain the land than these Indigenous people would be. After all, they got tricked by Bill Gates or someone into... asking for the same thing they've been asking for since long before Gates was born.

What tired old rhetoric: Native people are naive and ignorant: in a word, primative. It is only the civilized who can properly maintain the resources of this continent. That's /literally/ Manifest Destiny, with the reforms of the 19th century stripped back.

That's where white American leftists are, right now, discursively, when it comes to Indigenous people: about 1850.

Well, certainly ain't the only thing about white American leftists that's stuck in the mid-19th century.

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White American Twitter Leftists and White Supremacy [1/2] 

Over the past few weeks there has been a growing trend from popular white American leftists on Twitter to criticize LandBack as an idea, because the NDN Collective accepted funding from... Bill Gates, or someone similar.

These leftists are basically following in the footsteps of white conservatives of years past, who worked hard to raise concern about Black Lives Matter, because one group acccepted funding from... George Soros, or someone similar.

If I were a billionaire, I would find this mutation of the one-drop rule into the realm of philanthropy about as useful as olden colonials found the sociology of one-drop.

In order to completely invalidate... any resistance to colonialism, all a colonial of certain wealth has to do is support the resistance, and then disclose that they supported it. That funding, like a drop of ink in a glass of water, contaminates the whole endeavor.

Then, white leftists (who live in the liminal philosophical frontier of colonialism) can rely on their dualism to say, "if X isn't resistance, it must be a part of colonialism!"

So, based entirely on the actions of a white billionaire, the praxis of almost all indigenous people is dismissed as being an Astroturfed campaign meant to distract us from...?

This has spread way past Twitter, quickly. In nearly every online space I'm in, and every material space, there are new conversations about how LandBack is impossible, and that Indigenous people - poor, naive Indigenous people, with no experience at all in fighting colonialism! - were tricked into thinking it was possible by our mutual enemy: a rich white person.

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reminder that the economy is artificial and every death due to lack of housing, food, or medical care is an act of political violence

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ever noticed how "adulting" is every time code for "normalised coercion in a society without agency"

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For every parent, for every kid, death to the usa and all kyriarchist social order.

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Not a subtoot but, "I would rather die than live through environmental collapse" has the same energy as "I would rather die than be disabled."

Coming from white folk who have caused environmental collapse for millions of people across the globe while waging Wars that left Millions more disabled, over the past couple centuries, it is a truly grotesque expression of entitlement.

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They monetized everything and surrounded everything else with cops and wondered why kids stay home

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"kids don't go outside anymore" challenge

name 3 things kids can do outside that are free and available to everyone without grownups hassling then or thinking they're doing crimes

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@devinprater @alienghic @wauz as early as 2001 there was a complete linux distro for the blind that booted with voice support and ran early gnome with orca by default. It was sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) when Janina Sajka was their CTO. Several of their major donors, including Microsoft, objected, and demanded they not only stop projects, but fire her and others or would stop donating. So they did.

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Thread: About Windows 11's high system requirements. You know, a lot of blind people, who don't have jobs, live on social security and disability money, and who definitely don't have the newest computers, won't get Windows 11. This could have been a great chance for Linux to step up and say loud and proud "Because we support every person's ability to choose their system, and use and learn about computers, we will never force upon users what system they must run. And because we stand proudly with people with disabilities, all blind people are welcome in the world of free and open source software, where they can learn and create just like everyone else."

But no. Gnome, one of the most popular desktops on Linux, is trash with accessibility. KDE is working on it, but that'll take years. Who's ever heard of Mate? And who makes current software for the command line, for users and not other developers?

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