Meritocracy is never Anarchist Show more
There is an inevitable hierarchy with meritocracy. A necessary arbiter or the deserving and undeserving. Of people that proven are worthy and unworthy. From this hierarchy of merit there must be an enforcer to distribute the rewards according to this ranking/prioritizing.
Right there we have a power inbalance ripe for abuse.
Next you have people looking to preserve their position of merit, that they credit themselves entirely despite the power dynamics in play.
They begin enforcing the same metric on others that got them their position. Or they deprive other of opportunities that would threaten their position, a position they "deserved" that they "earned".
If you don't already know the alternative to meritocracy, do not call yourself an anarchist. Liking the sound of anarchism doesn't make you one.
Work is what should be evaluated and valued. Work that benefits all and elevates all.
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.
Sunbeam Meta // Why I left the coop // Anarchism On Paper Vs Anarchists in Practice Show more
So Ive put this off long enough
I'm going to write about why I left sunbeam and the very serious, frankly very liberal minded set up of the entire coop, the lack of accessibility, the whiteness, and the obscene amount of emotional labour done to just, participate, as a disabled, black, autistic queer person in this space.
Labour which was then responded to with over white supremacy and racism from another coop member and the head of the extinction rebellion account at the time.
Really gross stuff, not leftist. Not progressive.
Just Lib. All the way down. I'm going to talk about it, and its not going to be pretty.
This isn't fun for me or enjoyable because ive already thought this through. This is a labour of love to any marginalized POC tempted to waste time on liberal minded people with socialist identities. An unpaid labour that i must intoxicate myself to get through. Viola
Thinking utopia (long) Show more
One thing I would like to see is a bill of rights for children. It would include things like:
-The right to information appropriate for their developmental stage
-The right to not be restricted from safe, age-appropriate activities
-The right to question if they are being treated fairly and to understand appropriate vs. abusive relationships
-The right to present their gender as they see fit, go by a name that's comfortable to them
- The right to be raised free of assumptions about their sexuality and gender
-Education on disability and neurodiversity, told from a perspective that values disabled & neurodivergent people
-The right to a daily schedule that fits their life rhythm
-And finally, the right to be a kid, to not be made adult before their time, the right to play with dolls or teddy bears for as long as they want to.
"Several efforts are underway to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada. The problem is that homosexuality was not decriminalized in 1969. This is a myth. The reform added an exception clause to the crimes of buggery and gross indecency that allowed queer sex in private between only two adults. This merely recognized the obvious; the state could not access the bedrooms of the nation using these provisions. At the same time, police forces across the country mobilized to charge queer people not only with gross indecency but also with other sections of the Criminal Code untouched by the omnibus bill, including indecent acts, vagrancy, and the bawdy-house law. When viewed from the perspective of queers and their interactions with the justice system, 1969 was a turning point, but not towards a more progressive society. Instead, it facilitated the recriminalization of homosexuality in Canada."
After a brief exchange with @InspectorCaracal I made an ace flag version of my pride butterflies with much more emphasis on black! I'm quite pleased with how it turned out!
reappropriated anti-queer propaganda Show more
friendly reminder that this is the age of sin, reject the order of creation, revel in the annihilation of man as the image of god, destroy, plot designs of death and disfigure the face of man and woman
She/her, 22, aroace lesbian, white, cis, Canadian leftist, queer feminism, flowers and solarpunk
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.