I'm at the point where I'm seeing decentralization and community control of production as less of a means to slowly move away from capitalism, and more of a crucial effort to ensure our communities' survival when capitalism inevitably and imminently collapses
Once you pay attention, you start to notice that once the 18-wheelers stop coming, most of us are fucked. Especially now, when most of our possessions are designed to be ephemeral to force us to regularly replenish them
You can't rely on the internet to always give you that information once you need it. You need not only the knowledge, but the experience to keep things running after our lifelines are cut. We need DIY culture and local infrastructure now
Politics Show more
The Institute for the Future has talked in the past about how UBI isn't really a solution for anything and we should be going for UBA (universal basic assets) instead: https://medium.com/institute-for-the-future/universal-basic-assets-abb08ca2f0fc .
Rushkoff has talked about syndacalism before, but my impression is they don't want to scare off people from the "center."
@amydentata i think at the heart that's the key to understanding democrats: they're actually doing what they want. Even when they held the majority, they blamed the GOP minority for why they couldn't do what they claimed they wanted to do
the timing will always not be just right, because dems invent rules for themselves that serve as excuses for not doing what people want
Instead of a #solarpunk manifesto write a self-contained solarpunk guidebook full of all the resources you need to build grassroots democratic community infrastructure and walk away from capitalism
"Matmata is a little town located in the southern part of Tunisia. The underground homes are formed by digging a large pit in the ground."
Classism Show more
What's the difference between a trailer park and a tiny house village? Classist coding
what people on the internet think happens when someone shoplifts: "Thank you all for showing up to the mandatory employee meeting. Earlier this week, while I was doing my daily inventory check, I discovered a Reese's cup display which had one fewer product than our systems show. Clearly this can have no explanation other than theft. As such, everyone who worked on Monday is terminated effective immediately, and everyone else will be receiving a pay cut of $1/hr to cover the costs. Cashiers and stockers, remember your Follow/Harass/Tackle training - stopping theft is YOUR responsibility!"
what actually happens when someone shoplifts: "Hey Mr. James I finished inventory for my section - 11 discrepancies, I wrote them all down for you." "Thanks, I'll go fix these in the computer"
they/them - 20 - anarcho communist - transfemme
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