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anarchist history 

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

tfw the desire to build intentional communities clash with the anxiety and disinterest in interacting with strangers in a physical space

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.

Fun fact about water and density 

Water gets less dense when it cools down or freezes.
It also gets less dense when it heats up or evaporates.

Water is at its most dense state around 4ºC, which is why lakes tend to be closer to 4ºC at the bottom than at the top.

uspol/sign to sanction the USA 

A petition has been started to ask the Dutch government to 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.

change.org/p/bas-eickhout-dutc

I made a Loomio account to join the sunbeam coop loomio, but apparently there's no mobile app?
The web interface doesn't strike me as easy to navigate on first glance :/

i'm here, i'm queer, i'm tired of US people thinking their experiences are representative of the entire world

Postfurry >> Transhumanism

(>> denotes "much greater than")

pol theory 

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 

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".

I like my new profile picture! Somehow, I feel like the purple-pink chives flower manages to represent my masculinity.

Source: unsplash.com/photos/BOC4KeqgVH

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I like my new profile picture! Somehow, I feel like the purple-pink chives flower manages to represent my masculinity.

Source: unsplash.com/photos/BOC4KeqgVH

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Unpopular opinion, americans, ranting 

"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.....)

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Unpopular opinion, americans 

Sometimes just thinking about americans pisses me off.

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Sunbeam City is a anticapitalist, antifascist solarpunk instance that is run collectively.