I like my new profile picture! Somehow, I feel like the purple-pink chives flower manages to represent my masculinity.
Sometimes I'm a tiny bit fascinated by how people talking about politics in USA seem to imply that there's any significant difference between liberals and conservatives.
The common political spectrum in Scandinavia is very clear that both liberals and conservatives are right wing ideologies, and at least in Denmark, traditionally working together.
I see two large differences that might muddle this image:
1) Conservatives in Denmark are very weak politically (<10%, never been above 25% in 100 years)
2) The left wing as we see it in Denmark (SocDem + Workers Movements + "Other Socialists") is almost not represented in USA, letting liberals (i.e. Democrats) claim to be "The Left".
my tax system is simple: it's called the Blue Shell method. At the end of every day, we fuckin blow up the richest person and redistribute their wealth, until there's no more billionaires.
Sure, we could axe all the billionaires all at once, but I like imagining what they'd do to each other as they scrambled to duck out of first place.
58% of endemic European trees are at risk of extinction. This should scare us all.
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.
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
The widest shoulders should carry the heaviest load.
With great privilege comes great responsibility.
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