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My leftism 

I'm new at all this and don't really know whereof I speak. I got that white boy confidence that my lived experience is broadly applicable and I'm working on that.

That being said --

I primarily identify as a Libertarian Socialist. I'm not necessarily anti-state but I do believe the state should be absolutely no larger than necessary to improve its citizens' lives AND I believe that there needs to be a way to opt out of that state.

I have read a little bit about Marxism-Leninism-Maoism and I think they have good ideas. I don't think I'm a tankie, I don't think the Soviets and Chinese were beyond reproach, I don't support the government of the DPRK, but so far I haven't found much disagreement with MLM principles.

I think that there is no reason the vanguard party cannot (and indeed really very much should) incorporate anarchist organizational principles, and am reading more on anarchism to see if this is in fact possible.

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Belated introduction 

Hi, I'm a middle-aged autistic layabout dilettante. My special interest hashtags include:












I'm a vocalist who is just starting guitar (again), a writer who has never published anything, a gnostic heathen druid. I'm in an mono-ish pairing and working on buying a sailboat to live aboard and sail round the world whilst writing.

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disney, copyright 

I'm increasingly convinced that Disney is one of the companies that has done most harm in the world. Their harm is not economic or ecological, as in most cases, but cultural. Whenever Mickey Mouse would run out of copyright, they use their considerable power to make sure copyright terms are extended in the US – and because of US power, elsewhere in the world. This has robbed us a hundred years of culture that should be in public domain but instead is inaccessible and forgotten.

D&D 5e 

Our game could use another player. 5e, homebrew setting, action-comedy, Sundays at 1700-2100 UTC, roll20 and discord.

We're a group of leftists so that's the only real qualification. No experience needed.

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D&D game 

Our game could use another player. 5e, homebrew setting, action-comedy, Sundays at 1700-2100 UTC, roll20 and discord.

We're a group of leftists so that's the only real qualification. No experience needed.

#D&D #dnd #5e

so around a century ago, there was a comic strip called The Outbursts of Everett True, where the titular character saw people being rude jackasses and decided to deal with this harshly and folks a lot of these still hold up perfectly in modern times

but i am delighted to announce

somebody's found the comics about mask-wearing

and They're Good, Folks

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One of the key ways US imperialism traps countries, especially in Latin America, is by making them dependent on US food imports.

Right-wing govts destroy local food economies. Then if a new leftist govt tries to free its country from US neocolonialism, the US imposes sanctions

101 level post here, but remember that the prioritization of individual liberty is a product of the capitalist mode of production and its ideological justification for exploitation, racial oppression and colonial genocide. And yes, I'm aware that this ideology inspired Marx and informed his early work, but Marx also made it thoroughly irrelevant. It's funny when liberals and libertarians accuse us of being stuck in the past while they desperately cling to an ideology, mode of production and political system that's dying.

Your cranky weekly reminder to back up your goddamn computer. Your friendly tech support worker will thank you someday. || Ĉi tiu estas via grumbla semajna rememorigo sekurkopii vian damnan komputilon. Via amikema teknikanto dankos vin iutage.

Behold! Spider-Dog-Worm Theory! Thanks to my comrade and colleague @NormalPopsicle for assistance making it, and the original idea in the first place.

Alright let's settle this

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"I used to think politics was like driving: to go backward, put it in R, and to go forward, put it in D. I still think politics is like driving, but now it's like NASCAR: if we don't keep turning left we're all going to die spectacularly."

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"The life of a single human being is worth a million times more than all the property of the richest man on earth."
- Che Guevara's speech, "On Revolutionary Medicine" August 16th, 1960

Just threw together a little bash script to demonstrate conclusively that Advantage is statistically equivalent to a +3 on a d20 roll.

"essential workers" apparently includes construction crews on the American border wall and the CGL pipeline across unceded Wet'suwet'en land. remember the real priorities of the systems we want to save us: profit, white supremacy, genocide.

Esperanto word of the day: praŝarglekisto - "bootlicker"

Lenin: Down with the liars who are talking of freedom and equality for all, while there is an oppressed sex, while there are oppressor classes, while there is private ownership of capital, of shares, while there are the well-fed with their surplus of bread who keep the hungry in bondage. Not freedom for all, not equality for all, but a fight against the oppressors and exploiters, the abolition of every possibility of oppression and ... protestationblog.wordpress.com

Mastodon question 

Is there any way to query which servers a given server is defederated from?

:anartrans_symbol:​ Happy International Womens day everybody! :anqueerheart:

Remember, intersectionality matters, and SWERFs/TERFs are really yucky and deserves the boot~ :dukeboot:

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