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ziq OP wrote

This was written for my collection of essays in 2019, and since it's been more than a year since the collection was published by LBC, I guess it's ok to release it.

RIP Aragorn! who liked my essays enough to publish them. Please support LBC if you can, they have a ton of groundbreaking books that would have never gotten released by other publishers.

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

Maybe post it to anews then also?

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ziq OP wrote

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

Weird, I musta missed it when I checked the site earlier. Cool

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ziq OP wrote

A good comment they had:

I enjoy the story that this text opens with. Cutting down trees to bake bread is such a perfect encapsulation of human arrogance and the colonial civic mindset. This gaze looks into the forest and does not see the beautiful and wild and free, but instead seeing a resource to be consumed, a "conquest of bread", if you will. It shouldn't be too surprising that to the citizens of the empire, a reciprocal relationship embedded with ecology, looks backwards or inefficient, or even looks like death (you ecofascist!). If people are busy providing for themselves and each other there is no time for empire, and the citizen ceases to be.

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ziq OP wrote

Was gonna wait until tomorrow but they've already linked it in their irc so ok.

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ziq OP wrote

downvoters: use your words

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NeoliberalismKills wrote

Also one of my great annoyances. If a good faith conversation is being had and you disagree, fine. Say why. But don't just downvote. This place is best when push each other in a spirit of making each other better. Downvoting is just petty unless straight up fascist BS is being said.

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ziq OP wrote

i guess they have no counter argument other than spite

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celebratedrecluse wrote

Was this essay, from one of our conversations in the past?

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ziq OP wrote

I honestly don't remember if it started as comments I made here.

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celebratedrecluse wrote

It hard for me to search my post history, but I swear to the heaven, i saw you either copy post this in response to something i said or, it was adapted to essay afterward.

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celebratedrecluse wrote

Anyway, this is the essay which made me stop and reconsider that I actually held industrialism, as an ideology. I had never really examined that before, and it changed my point of view to something much more nuanced. A great parable, and well-written. Congratulations on your success online with it!

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ziq OP wrote

It's the later then. Most of my essays start as raddle comments. I would have expanded this one a ton tho since it's the longest essay I've written by far.

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celebratedrecluse wrote

Oh wow, i am happy that our debates produced such for you, I had no idea. Glad to be the foil to this process! :)

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ziq OP wrote

Yeah I found the original thread and it was several of you reds piling on me while I said some of the stuff that I later added to the essay:

https://raddle.me/f/Anarchism/81827/how-anarcho-communism-would-create-authority

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celebratedrecluse wrote

A great turning point in my mind state over time. I am really gald. I am pretty lwo income right now, but I'll find a way to get you capital. In the future, if you want a non profit financial consuoltant that helps you solicit and cash crypto to ur chosen government fiat money i amm more than willing to help you with that. while protection your capital needs and reliability of deposits, at the same time. YOu really deserve more to hel keep this place online and I'd hate to see even temp outage cause problems for the community.

Regardless of twhether we choose to work together, thanks for everything. this is truly something specical and worth keeping around for future generations.

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ziq OP wrote

the banks here actually block crypto purchases. anything through coinbase gets blocked and the bank calls you to tell you not to try it again

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celebratedrecluse wrote (edited )

localmonero.co will send you XMR through the mail if you send them an order of fiat currency. buy in smaller amounts to avoid selective scamming. its also untaxed iirc. you can also sell on there, too.

coinatmradar.com also has some locations where you can buy XMR without a problem, but it is logged to your government ID even if you pay with cash.

Personally, i would only use non-XMR currencies as a well to obfuscate atm-obtained XMR transactions.

I dont really use it much, i dont have enough money and dont sell drugs for many years. but this is the gold standard.

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desolaterenaissance wrote

What if we set up a processor in my area (liberal to this activity), and the it forward directly to your crypto wallet, which we use to cash out mail order for real local currency that arrives by mail in your local post office box.

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ziq OP wrote

I don't think we have mail orders here. Anyway, I think I might be able to cash bitcoin, just not buy it. I haven't tried yet but I'm going to soon. If it doesn't work, my partner has a usa bank account so I'll try that. If anyone donates bitcoin to me, it's all going to her surgery.

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Bezotcovschina wrote

That post brought me to raddle.

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ziq OP wrote

Cool cool. Hopefully posts like that bring over more cool people than they push away boring close minded nerds.

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