*pulls candy cigarette out of mouth* look kid, sometimes you gotta go outside, barefoot, in the pouring rain with your gay rainbow umbrella and start kicking the rivers of water runnin down the street. unleash your inner queer three year old. enjoy the fact your legs work enough to allow you to kick around for no reason, and the fact you're not freezing and you have a house to go back to and a fresh change of clothes to put on after. life is short. *stubs out candy cigarette in ash tray* actually ew why did I do that
SBC meta, radical idea Show more
Maybe the co-op membership shouldn't be behind a paywall and financial subscription fees should be an option to all instance members, without power benefits.
Seeing as how we're "libertarian socialist" and all.
Binary Thinking Show more
I've talked about this before, but a lot of people tend to see the world in black and white. If you grew up in Western countries, this isn't your fault. Dichotomies are an inherent part of Western thought, reinforced by stories and speeches throughout history.
People are either with you or against you. Things are either good or bad. Everything is either the problem or the solution.
But the world is more nuanced than that, and so are the people in it. You might dislike the government, but so do white supremacists. You might be against capitalism, but so are antisemites.
If you want to try something radical, try rejecting binary thinking.
Hey comrades, I'm a poor Latinx lesbian asking for $350 for rent. My several small jobs have dipped down for summer and I'm scrambling to look for more work
I'm the most scared in a year I won't have enough to cover me and my gf
Cash App: $hamsterpower
DAD FIGHTER 30XX is GOTY material. all this shit is just from the demo
cops Show more
why do so many cops train in martial arts when they already have guns
why do they all like the arts i'm interested in
and why does guro inosanto collaborate with them
cop free queer martial arts spaces when
Unrelated to any meta:
Good people can do bad things.
Doesn't mean we should excuse any of that, even more reason to point it out tbh.
But people really need to think about how they respond to being called on their bullshit.
STOP lashing back out.
You did something bad, it's not the end of the world. Figure it why, how you can change, if you can change, and how you can help someone else learn from your mistake
semi joking bullshit, money implied, light lewd implied? Show more
hey if anyone wants me to be their sugar baby I'll seriously think about it
climate change, nationalism/racism Show more
Whoops, someone said the quiet part out loud. This explains everything about the responses to Flint, Katrina, and Maria. Walling off climate change refugees is the real reason for southern border security. The rest of the world, including Europe, Africa, and Asia (especially India) will pay for the desire of certain Americans to continue their lifestyle of extreme over-consumption unchecked. Question is, what are we going to do about it?
WIP: a patch based off a solarpunk flag design @socalledunitedstates put up on Tumblr a while ago. it's on green calico with white vines, with the black part of the flag design done in rainbow stripes. I'm in the middle of embroidering over the vines on the bare calico with black thread. this one's for me, but if anyone wants one I'm happy to do them with any pride flag, for $7 (cause it's quite fiddly), plus free shipping in the US. the dimensions are 2in by 3.25 in
#embroidery #patch #solarpunk #pride #forsale
Prison Abolition and dealing with "The Dangerous Few"
I found this super compelling and it resolves my only holdout argument against prison abolition.
Brands can't be progressive because they aren't people with feelings and views.
Brands are the calculated product of marketing firms using statistical data to draw the correct emotions out of you for purchasing the right products.
There is no risk that isn't calculated for a profit outcome.
They can't be "brave".
They are the uncanny robotic faces corporation-machines making a crude imitation of humanity.
It is ascribing feelings to machines.
Batteries; Solarpunk Station Show more
When I was an undergrad, I did research in energy materials, so my interest was piqued when I saw the Volta Battery concept by Koraldo Kajanaku that won the Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge. Designed to be easily disassembled and made with materials that can easily be returned to technical or biological cycles, the battery is an excellent example of everyday objects that could be made better through thoughtful design.
nb solarpunk witch, trying to figure out how this works
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.