A bit late, but know ya'll dig Le Guin https://chinamieville.net/post/170078670563/forgetting-by-commemoration-or-the-disrespect-of
So... I'm gonna call that an "end" to the observations.
It took seven months between a white person siding with "help educate white people" over "protect marginalized people" and that same white person repeating the same bigotry they were once advocating against.
There's a lot that could be extrapolated here, but it boils down to "are white allies a better advocate against bigotry than those who experience bigotry" and now the answer is provably "hahaha no of course not" 5/5
Hey I want more of y'all to see this than just the boost that probably went by quick:
@silverspookgames - awesome person btw - had a conversation with DJ NDN about "re-indigenization"
I'm only a few minutes in but I'm nodding along real hard.
"This impending apocalypse is just for white people."
(after talking about how the Anishinaabee are in their "Mad Max... apocalypse")
re: Best use of an example ever, "the yoghurt book"
@scottishwobbly This is essentially the same thing as the Bullshit Jobs angle, and it's one of the most compelling arguments against capital tbh. Imagine how much less work we'd all have to do without so much bullshit
Like making public transit free, so you don't need to build and maintain turnstiles and cameras and gates and bus pass scanners and don't have to hire and pay transit cops
Best use of an example ever, "the yoghurt book"
" In the movement that brings yoghurt into a refrigerator, there must first of all be cows and a dairy, but there must also be hundreds of people to design the pot and packaging, to find the colouring, to check the taste, to launch the TV advertising; there must be technicians, people to print the packaging, to stick posters to publicity notice boards, and people who transport the jars of yoghurt, put them in the right place on supermarket shelves, stop anyone from trying to steal them; there must be cashiers and manufacturers of cash registers. Let us turn the facts around: the world of yoghurt jars does not make thousands of people live; it forces them into meaningless lives. Hundreds of thousands of hours will be set free when we have large dairies from which jars leave without a label and without colouring. Once the world of capital unravels, the yoghurt will be better and a thousand times less time-consuming for the human community."
We knew they've been authorized to do it and now we have footage: Canadian federal police aiming rifles at the Wet'suwet'en land defenders
"Just using the scope"
1) Binoculars exist, but if you can't afford those,
2) You don't have any scopes not attached to rifles laying around? Really?
When do we stop calling police police and start calling them the domestic branch of the imperial military complex?
re: the necessity of work in a post-capitalist society, i think it's important to note there's a huge difference between labour and work and between 'having' to do something because it's necessary or because it's good for your quality of life, and 'having' to do something because your capitalist overlords will starve you otherwise
"as the electoral campaigns for winning the seat of President of the United States become more active, I think I need to speak against our society's tendency to focus social change around politics...
"people are choosing not to feed their neighbor or migrate toward sustainable energy, explicitly because folk would rather seek a political solution..."
Indigenous girls, women, and two-spirit people are going missing and being murdered, and it is not being taken seriously.
This post mentions being informed by authorities their relative was found in a /mass grave/.
And it's /no where/ in the news.
I've only posted about this followers-only so far, but I'm probably going to lose my job (and so need to move, because my job is as the on-sitemanager for an apartment building)
I'd like to transition to doing remote writing (I have professional experience), but also, focus more on providing decolonal actions and education.
I need y'all's help for that. If you can, consider donating via https://emsenn.net/support/
The closer y'all get me to covering expenses, the more decolonial writing I can do!