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hi! I'm zero, she/her.
I'm 24, software engineer in nyc, filipina-american, queer, neurodivergent (autism&adhd), & mentally ill

figuring out what specific leftist ideology I fancy but I like abolition and I like everyone having comfortable food/housing/healthcare??

Tbh I kinda just wanna vibe in a space where I don't have to see liberal/centrist/right winger takes, they're too distractingly bad and tiring.

nice to meet u!

I guess for more details:
Gmail -> Mailbox.org (gusing separate aliases for throwaway online shopping accts, accts i want separate from irl)
LastPass -> Bitwarden
Thunderbird
Upping my Firefox settings on tracking and HTTPS
Switching to DuckDuckGo (this is my nth time trying and I keep going back to google because I'm more used to the results lol, we'll see)
Google Notes -> StandardNotes
Google Photos -> Lychee or PhotoPrism? (Haven't done this yet)
Stuck on textinng b/c Android Web Messages

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a difficult undertaking without help, and I think technical understanding also helps understand why a practice is bad, or what security features are important.

anyways, I'm kind of rambling but basically I'm saying it's really bad how much aggregate and personal data big tech can take from you, but our day to day shit depends on essential online services and more private, secure, and ethical choices aren't very accessible for most people

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I've been incrementally taking some steps to move to more private/secure platforms/software/services, get off Google services, and try to be a bit less complicit in Big Tech doing Evil Things w/ data today.

as someone who's been fucking around with doing not mainstream computer shit since age 10 and did computer science/software engineering

I feel like taking this on is a bit tedious / not cost free / but doable, but tbh for someone not as into tech/computer things this would be a /1

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uspol 

we live in a Society

(Uncaptioned images are screenshots from NYT website Trump Impeachment headline and NYT article statement from Rep Jim Jordan comparing impeachment to cancel culture )

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Russian sleep experiment but it’s just me staying up all night thinking about the choices I have made

been a few days, time?

hi! I'm zero, she/her.
I'm 24, software engineer in nyc, filipina-american, queer, neurodivergent (autism&adhd), & mentally ill

figuring out what specific leftist ideology I fancy but I like abolition and I like everyone having comfortable food/housing/healthcare??

Tbh I kinda just wanna vibe in a space where I don't have to see liberal/centrist/right winger takes, they're too distractingly bad and tiring.

nice to meet u!

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Anarchists and abolitionists should not be be pushing for arrests. It does not matter that they are our enemies. We cannot be against cops, prisons, and state violence only when it is convenient.

Consistency aside, expanding the powers of the police state is only going to cause increased violence towards black people, indigenous people, non-white people, and the unhoused in the long run. They will increasingly target antifascist protesters and anarchists as well.

realizing that capitalism is the root of my mental health struggles even tho my income is upper class 🥴🥴🥴

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once again I re-realise that my natural rhythms are not aligned with capitalism

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'The Trump supporters who entered the empty Senate found a vacuum at the epicenter of power—they had seized the temple, only to find God absent. Power does not rest in fetishized physical locations; rather, it is comprised of all the different ways that we are accustomed to obey, the countless thoughtless gestures with which we cede agency to the authorities every hour, every day.'
@CrimethInc

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What I am saying, though, is that this is following a mutated form or a pattern that w saw in the Tea Party, Birtherism, the culture wars, etc. That form is scaled up, but the preconditions for this rise existed prior to Trumpism and will exist afterward.

As such, I think that we need to take a sober, strategic look at today. This is not the fascist March on Rome or the birth of some new insurgent right. It is a disturbing continuation of disturbing elements within the American social space.

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Go to mutual aid hub. Find shit in your area/add anything not already catalogued. Get brunch liberals to donate to local stuff, if you figure out how the fuck mutualaidhub.org

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@myacg “what if the capacity to be really present is revolutionary? what potentials can be unleashed by connecting with the immediate, in a world that encourages constant distraction, deferral, and numbness?” (239)

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@myacg “when radicals attack each other in the game of good politics, it is due at least in part to the fact that this is a place where people can exercise some power. even if one is unable to challenge capitalism and white supremacy as structures or to participate in transformative struggles, one can always attack others for being complicit with empire and tell oneself that these attacks are radical in and of themselves.” (180)

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@myacg “under empire, happiness is seen as a duty and unhappiness as a disorder ... neoliberal capitalism encourages its subjects to base their lives on this search for happiness, promising pleasure, bliss, fulfillment, arousal, exhilaration, or contentment, depending on your tastes and proclivities (and your budget).

the search for happiness doesn’t just come through consumption. empire also sells the rejection of upward mobility and consumerism as another form of placid containment.” (56)

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