I like my new profile picture! Somehow, I feel like the purple-pink chives flower manages to represent my masculinity.
Fuck a world of forced specialization. You can be a farmer AND a philosopher. You can be a carpenter and a portraitist. You can be a lawyer and an electrician. You can be a mycologist and a flautist, a bookbinder and a skateboarder, a chemist and a stripper, an upholsterer and an Aramaic scholar, a gymnast and a fisherman. You can be so many things, any combination of things that you love or like or are interested in or want to try. Idgaf! If you only want to do one thing? That's fucking awesome and good too!
But I refuse to accept a world where a farmer must be just a farmer, a carpenter just a carpenter. Labors of body, mind, and spirit can all fit together, no matter what capitalism says.
I think we should bring back zeppelins to replace aeroplanes. Hear me out...
• Uses hydrogen for lift, which can easily be produced by electrolysing water using photovoltaic energy
• Can be driven by electric motors, which are much more efficient than any combustion engine
• Lots of area for thin film solar panels to power them
• Can be designed in ways to prevent potential Hindenburg-like incidents
• Air travel without huge CO2 emissions
• Quieter and less hazardous to birds
Anarchy Works has so many great stories
Apparently, there was a nine-day Paris Commune-style occupation in Copenhagen in 1986. They published a manifesto, then when the state announced they'd be sending in the military to evict them, they just bailed on the morning of
This apparently freaked the state the fuck out, knowing those same organizers were still out there and could do it all again at a moment's notice
What a fucking power move
reminder that there's no such thing as 'hatewatching,' or dragging an ad, or quote-tweeting some racist politician. there's literally an entire school of 'outrage-based advertisting' that seeks to exploit your reactions because hating something enough to yell about it manipulates people into getting more eyes on the thing they're hawking. the idea that you Have To Respond is a brain-divot they're trying to sneak in through.
you know what does work? deplatforming.
I am a man, and I should dress like a woman if I were not such a coward.
That is, I should revel in velvets, in silks and satins, in plumes and ruffles, in rich or delicate colors, in daring and dashing modes, in endless variety suited to my whim, to the weather or the occasion. It would be great fun. It would be an artistic gratification. But I don't dare.
In the days of knighthood, when men were really breve, they out-dressed the women; but in these degenerate days we do not venture our fancies beyond cravats. No man in modern times has dared to dress as he pleased, except Oscar Wilde, and we buried him with craven hisses.
We men rail at women's fashions, but in our hearts we know ourselves to be the slaves of fashion, of one dull, deadly, monotonous fashion, which we hate, but from which we are too cowardly to free ourselves.
-- Life magazine, February 1916
uspol/sign to sanction the USA
A petition has been started to ask the Dutch government to #SanctionTheUSA for human rights violations.
This American asks if it is your will, please sign and share this petition, because we *are* completely steering to genocide.
#florespondence from the kitchen window
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)
The widest shoulders should carry the heaviest load.
With great privilege comes great responsibility.
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.