Reminder that coops flourished during the great depression, being one of the few reliable sources of employment, and that credit unions were by and large the only financial institutions to make it through the '08 recession unscathed
Supporting the cooperative economy isn't just some long-term fantasy of slowly weakening capitalism from within until it withers. It's also vital dual power, and it'll be just as vital even if neoliberalism collapses in the next few years (which it very well might)
Support! Your! Local! Coop! Economy!
When I was in my 20s and got into general lefty activism, I kept being told by older people that I'd change my mind when I got older and I'd become more conservative.
I've only just realised, this was all about them and nothing about me. They gave in, they stopped fighting, and they became more conservative, because it was easier. They were bought-off by capitalism. They were talking about themselves.
Anyway, now I'm 52, and I'm an #anarchist.
a thing I just realized:
another fact about reality that the tropes of superhero films conceal is that there are in fact MANY cases in which violence is considered legal, for ordinary people.
Superhero ginned up ethical pain over deaths, when they're the ones instigating violence, or ginned up moral last straw over Never Killing No Matter How Evil
obscures, and probably on purpose, the spectrum of choice involved in an actual person resisting violence.
this thought brought to you by a court decision affirming that "a woman killing her physically abusive spouse, while he is sleeping" was self defense, and therefore, in their words, *justifiable*
Friend and I listing what we DO like about Xmas:
The xmas proclamation (the catholic ritual)
Holly and yew
Large anonymous donations to the poor
... Unfortunately these are not the popular parts of xmas.
i guess margaret atwood is writing a sequel to handmaid's which is ok i guess, but there's a fanfic out there that is all the sequel to handmaid's I ever want
(it's about an aid worker in britain helping handmaid refugees, both exhausted-frustrated-intolerant of their trauma and distrust of beauocracy, and frighteningly (to the reader) unaware of the growing control and misogyny in her own culture. Good Ass Shit.)
In general: consider a medium insult thats technically misogynistic like Idk "dickhole" or something.
Its totally a twitter thing to scold someone like "don't say dickhole thats sex negative" or whatever
Why is it on me to be nicer when im expressing my anger? Why is that the moment to work on the cultural norms of language?
I understand making an effort on even the tiniest things when talking with friends, chosen community, political actions, words in public, educating or doing outreach...
But why around *expressions of anger* themselves.
Look at the 'all aggression is the same, niceness is the only way' log in yr eye folks.
@Stichwitchery I just learned "melungeon" means an african/native/european heritage person. From "melange" aka french for mixed. I thought it was just a way your dad said melon-headed :P