I've offered this on tumblr for a while now but for everyone on here: if you ask me to I'll look up #activist and #leftist groups in your area that you can join! I've been doing this for a while so I know where to look and what keywords to use. Getting connected on the local level is very important for getting real change to happen!!
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This thread got a LOT more activity than I expected. If you guys have any theology questions I'd love to talk about it, it WAS my most recent special interest before anarchism and so I have a lot to talk about
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My atheist brother's favorite example for the problem of evil is the baby in Africa who only lives for a few minutes suffering with some disease before dying. How could God allow that?
It used to stump me, but now I just think "why in Africa?" That doesn't happen in rich, colonial states - why? Because those are mostly preventable diseases. The question is, how could WE allow that?
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But as an anarchist you realize that the VAST majority of human suffering is due to negligence and greed. Yes, those people hit by that natural disaster would've suffered either way - but if we had given them proper preparation and care they would've suffered much less. And there's no need for poverty or hunger or pain, we have enough to provide well-being for all but our imperfection prevents that
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Being a leftist, and especially being an anarchist, gives like a 10x effectiveness multiplier to Augustinian theodicy
As a liberal you have to accept the premise that this is kinda the best world we can have, people have to be poor or be imprisoned because that's just how the world works. So outside of obvious cruelty, crime, and abuse, you can't blame that much suffering on free will. You need that tunnel vision because considering other options is "extremist"
Tumblr acting so weirdly smug with periodical "reblog if you use 'dude' as a gender neutral term!" over the past like 5 years has undoubtedly resulted in several "lol no dude I'm not misgendering you it's gender-neutral! no I won't stop saying it!" cases and I can't imagine it's ever resulted in any good whatsoever other than the tiny rush of "lol that's relatable"
Winter comes and within weeks our baby peach trees look VERY different. Their stems (trunks? when does that distinction happen?) are a lot woodier, rather than leaves everywhere they're just in clumps at the ends of the branches, and the leaves themselves look and feel different too
I'm putting my money where my mouth is, and eating all my money
Are these shitty enough? #earthstrike
lol if he thinks we'll rest there
Unpopular opinion: as much as we like to pretend that #solarpunk was always a radical movement and that its politics were informed by #cyberpunk, we HAVE the original tumblr post that proposed the idea and it never mentions a political aspect and flat-out says that it's based on steampunk
The message shouldn't be "solarpunk was political from the beginning," but "solarpunk means whatever we make of it"
I found a curated list of tech co-ops! Its a small list but there's lots of interesting resources here. Last commit was 5mo ago, last open pull request 1mo ago so not a too terribly dead github page either. https://github.com/hng/tech-coops/blob/master/README.md
Hey all, I wanna open up this invite again. I really want to grow organizing.social. This instance is a space for community organizers and we welcome folks trying to bring that work into a proper social media space.
Here's an invite link:
This is the single greatest triumph of technology over itself, boost if you agree.
I keep seeing these very official protest signs, and yet – it persists.
today I walked into an Amazon building and stole about $50 worth of sandwiches from their catering table. Gave a bunch to the homeless people outside and then gave the rest to my co-workers.
yes I am bragging, but that's because what I did was cool as fuck
Cryptid confirmed: footage of "The Updog"