i feel the urge to post pertinent reminders as i usually do. so…
loose lips sink ships, strike while the iron’s hot, be resonant, incite, inspire, their power is spectacular and logistical, our power lies in the streets/social/strike not on the ballot.
If not now, then when?
If not us, then who?
I’m tired of the sort of non-intimacy that comes of intense physical/emotional/sexual activity that isn’t based around shared meaningful connection. It’s a drug with high dependency and painful withdrawal.
This non-intimacy doesn’t heal the wounds left by a lack of connection, it just hides us from the pain. Real healing begins with understanding our pain, not hiding from it.
On social media, online relationships, and alienation:
I think there’s a very harmful tendency to reduce relationships to their most gratifying & least risky interactions, and to avoid deep/meaningful/lasting connection.
Social institutions like family, work, school, and social media all guarantee relationships without connection. It makes sense that we reproduce the same sort of relationships outside of them.
Sharing a link to a blog post that looks at how profit leads to harmful changes in consumer tech. Plus an excerpt from the end that I thought was really illuminating. https://chrysanthemumpink.tumblr.com/post/649396897623261184/people-keep-saying-that-this-is-how-computer
Old solar panels became #solarpunk window well covers on our building. They still throw off a bit of power, so we're going to connect small batteries and LED strips for nighttime under-lighting...
Our new book, Never Work: Essays against the Sale of Life is now live, though won’t be in our hands for a few weeks yet. The first 50 0rders will get one of these “I Won’t Work” patches thrown in.
Work or die is a threat presented as a choice. A few people claim to own the world. When we do not permit them to reap what we sow, they send their lackeys to starve us, imprison us, even kill us. They have succeeded in convincing many people that work is freedom, that it is good for us to toil so that they may profit. Yet from the first day they levied this threat, we have resisted.
Features essays by: Freddie Baer, L. Susan Brown, Chris Carlsson, CrimethInc. Ex-Workers’ Collective, Tony Gibson, David Graeber, Gerry Hannah, hologram, Luo Huazhong, E. Kerr, Gavin Mueller, Laurie Penny, Fredy Perlman, Margot Pepper, Penelope Rosemont, Herman J. Schuurman, André Thirion, Kevin Tucker, Ummfatik, Raoul Vaneigem, Kassandra Vee, George Woodcock, and John Zerzan
this is a fundamentally liberal position. no matter how revolutionary this new gov’t or republic is, it would be a state wielding massive lethal force against a particular population, which is not dissimilar from the situation we currently have. i’m not opposed to dead fascists, but creating a state to do it is like shooting yourself in the foot with a bazooka. even without a state, creating a culture of mass killing is bad. also, the capitol was simply not worth defending…
But we saw liberal politicians and media call fascists “rioters” “insurrectionists” “traitors” and “terrorists”. This encourages people to be against those things instead of fascism. I worry that you are doing the same.
Fascists taking action against the US government doesn’t make fighting the state a fascist thing to do.
@JustinTrubble @HeavyMetalWings Ooop, damn, you just showed your ass dude. We don’t need or want the state to kill people en masse for any reason. The January Sixth rioters are white racists, but a racist white supremacist state is not going to punish them beyond lip service. Please take your liberal, borderline crypto fascist bull elsewhere.
Went through chapter 1 again. The author describes alienation and death-in-life, accurately describing “one vast, terrifying anti-community… a society that no one created and no one wants”.
Then he blames many sins of colonialism on corruption and “monopoly capital”. He calls for The People to take control of & continue operating extractivist infrastructure.
The proposed solutions are the Return of the American Dream & a new Humanistic Democracy that restores The People’s Control of Society.
Zine fiend tramping around Appalachia
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