pol theory Show more
Democracy's only defense against populism is education.
Educate the people in
* how democracy works
* how to be responsible person in a democratic system
* how to analyze how connected different systems are and how they influence each other
This is not an exhaustive list, but I think those are important things for everyone to know, in order to maintain a stable and just system.
(And yes, a nonhierarchical anarchist society also counts as a system in this context)
critique of communist theory Show more
The more I read about communist theory, the more I feel like most of it is inapplicable to modern society.
All the strategies were developed based on material conditions in specific countries over a hundred years ago.
And the most significant change since then is the concept and use of computers. Just the mere existence of so many computing devices have changed the social dynamics and opened up countless _new_ options for how to structure a society.
Digital Democracy, if implemented well with respect for human scale autonomy, could allow us to escape the bourgeois traps built into parliamentary democracy _without_ relying on any sort of "Vanguard" or "Permanent Revolution".
Unpopular opinion, americans, ranting Show more
"X is bad because stolen land" is a shitty argument. It's narrowminded and selfcentered, because it doesn't apply to quite a lot of land.
Guess what, X is bad regardless of who's the rightful owner of the land it's happening on. (Extra irony points when it's about private (i.e. non-personal) property.....)
Unpopular opinion, americans Show more
Sometimes just thinking about americans pisses me off.
I kinda have a small but growing dream of starting a company (possibly coop) that provides ethical web services hosted in Denmark.
I feel like there's plenty of privacy and security focused startups from USA, and.. I'd really like to not be a subject to American law in any way I can? And that includes where my information is stored and processed.
Does anyone who can read me have any tips or things to be mindful of, when founding a webservice company?
Timeframe is "maybe in a few years".
This thing makes me happy everytime I walk into the kitchen. #florespondence
biodegradable disposable cups made from gourds grown in 3d printed molds. sustainable, cheap, eco-friendly. fantastic idea. purpose-grown plants are the future of common household items. why use a semi-permanent petroleum product for something that can be done with what pretty much is elf magic?
American Civil War Show more
So, if the Confederate States lost to the United States, why are there so many federal institutions with power and so few unions with power?
Ventari's Tablet Show more
I. Live life well and fully, and waste nothing.
II. Do not fear difficulty. Hard ground makes stronger roots.
III. The only lasting peace is the peace within your own soul.
IV. All things have a right to grow. The blossom is brother to the weed.
V. Never leave a wrong to ripen into evil or sorrow.
VI. Act with wisdom, but act.
VII. From the smallest blade of grass to the largest mountain, where life goes—so, too, should you.
Solarpunk, thinking aloud, homes Show more
Anyway, I kinda got carried off in asking questions there. (I like asking questions. It feels good.)
Obviously, we are very unlikely to count benevolent billionairs among our number, so we'll have to start small, and scale up once we get a cooperative economy running.
Because yes, the utopian end goal for me is some form of cooperative management and/or financing of home building. Which is easy to say, given I'm q member of one of numerous danish housing coops.
Solarpunk, thinking aloud, homes Show more
More assorted questions:
4) if we build larger complexes, how do we fit child care, schooling, food distribution, workshops, not to mention transportation in between / near homes.
(This approaches community/city planning, but that also heavily influences what kind of homes we can build)
5) how do we determine who gets the flat & wide rural homes, and who gets the tightly packed urban apartments? Are regulated markets good enough, or can we do better?
Socialist in everything I do. The widest shoulders should carry the heaviest load. Danish.
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.