Humans are born to be artists, scientists, artisans, and philosophers. Children love nothing more than creative expression, learning to understand things, making things with their hands, and asking deep questions.

But society teaches us not to do these things, training us instead to be β€œproductive”. We’re sculpted to fit into a world obsessed with jobs, money, and ownership, and we’re forced to give up the most important parts of ourselves in order to do so – our creativity, and our curiosity.

for both the fans of capitalism in the room and the rest of us: commerce is not capitalism and can absolutely function as an organic means of distribution outside of a system that gives the owner class the right to a share of the value produced by the labor of others

tl,dr: a store is not capitalism

I am fucking done....over with....fed up with fucking recaptcha. Trying to log into discord and I had to spend 5min solving recaptcha challenges for every login attempt. This is fucking hostile to users that I can't stand it. Why am I being unpaid labor for fucking google?

I think the fact that the majority of Shakespeare's plays were adaptations of pre-existing stories is a solid testament to the importance of the public domain and understanding culture and creativity cooperatively instead of competitively. so many fantastic examples of art are adaptations (particularly films) or strongly inspired by other pieces and to ignore this, to assert that absolute Originality is the only true form of creativity seems destructive and quite capitalist to me.

@chupacabra yeah, i just noticed they had their masto accounts listed too!

Not sure if they are common knowledge on here, but i just found Hundred Rabbits, , who have some seriously cool off-the-grid material, and also very interesting software tools and games.

our babysitter today was like "ugh i broke my macbook charger cord and im really not looking forward to having to pay for a new one" so I grabbed my soldering iron and heatshrink tubing and taught her how to fix cords herself and packed up everything she'd need to do it at home later.

She did a few with me there to help, did awesome, and is super excited about fixing it on her own.

Does this count as #solarpunk ?

@Wewereseeds not sure if you know this, but default mastodon can already use full text search on your own and faved toots, but it's slightly involved to set up. Sb.c apparently hasn't set it up though

This was a nice video about general introduction to situation in Rojava and how they actually organize themselves: "What's Happening in ROJAVA and Why Should YOU Support it?"

capitalism is just speedrunning but for global self destruction

I was looking for #CreativeCommons #solarpunk #art and I found this awesome CC-BY-SA-NC piece by David Revoy:

(thanks to <CalimeroTeknik> for showing me that!)

occasionally, clicking through yet another half-arsed GDPR-mandated cookie management screen, i find myself thinking "the GDPR has buggered up the web"

then i catch myself.

no, it hasn't. the way companies have opted to respond to the GDPR is what's buggered up the web. they could have been nice and unobtrusive about it, but no, they decided that *every user in the EU* should suffer their protests at not being able to stow thousands of fragments of random shite on a whim all over their vict- sorry, users' computers.

Internet culture as such a weird combination of "everything is flawlessly recorded forever" and "you just had to be there". Everything is simultaneously permanent and ephemeral. We're drowning in records that have no context, and context that has no records

@ohyran Here’s another interesting fact about this:

Space is under maritime law. According to the United Nations, piracy is defined as β€œany illegal acts of violence or *detention* [of a ship]”

They illegally detained the spaceship so..

They were technically the first space pirates.

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Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.