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dele_ted wrote

I have without a doubt both changed and refined myself and my politics thanks to this community. It's also motivated me to start reading a lot more, which is nice. I just bought Direct Struggle Against Capital from my local anarchist book café, and Profit and Exploitation from AK Press, after discussing (and lurking on discussions about) similar topics on here.

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ziq_neutral wrote

I'm a much better monopoly player now that I have a better grasp of how capitalists operate.

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

I don't think that my politics have changed here, but raddle has been a good space for me to work on articulating them as well as I can, and against different types of people.

I know at least one person who identifie(d/s) as Marxist who has come to fundamentally distrust authority after hanging out around here with anarchists as much as she did, though.

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Blackbeard wrote

I don't think they've changed, but I've been given much more to think about. Raddle is, as far as anarchist/communist spaces tend to go, fairly open and friendly, so it's really served, for me, as more of a place where I feel free to actually include my thoughts and ideas. Quite a welcome change!

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GrimWillow wrote

My politics have been emboldened by the fact that this community exists and from many links I've read from here. The discussion often includes enough intersectional solidarity with oppressed groups and dedicates a larger platform for marginalized needs and voices. It makes me happy to see a "reddit clone" go in this direction, because I left reddit long before Raddle existed, and was not happy with voat.

For once I feel like I can be part of the conversation instead of simply lurking and raging in silence at massive amounts of ignorant posts on reddit (or any other social site, pretty much...)

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ConquestOfToast wrote

was an anarcho transhumanist, No fucking clue what I am now, but I'd through my lot in with the egoists now more. Still working on a synthesis that works for me but clearly post left, egoist, nihilist shit is my bag. Still exploring though to be honest.

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Dumai wrote (edited )

Roses are red,

clovers are lime,

the state calls its own violence "law",

but that of the individual, "crime".

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not_AFX_lol wrote (edited )

Leaning more in a post-civ/egoist direction than when I first showed up (ancom with transhumanist tendencies)

all you people saying 'read Desert' was a good idea

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

That's pretty remarkable - so far as changes go it's quite substantial.

I'd love to hear more, if you have any thoughts about what elements of Desert or other reading specifically brought you to start moving your politics.

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selver wrote

Keeping all my internet politics discussion confined to here, instead of reddit, has been really good for me over the last couple months. Way better vibes here. I think that alone leads to a different way of thinking about politics for me.

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leftous wrote

I am not sure if they've changed, but I feel as though I can explain my views in ways that are much more understandable and relatable to people now. So it improves my ability to persuade and make people sympathetic to anarchist causes.

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Ant wrote

i have learned to try to be kinder before engaging people in their bullshit beliefs

not always successful but there's been improvement!

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____deleted____ wrote

I was a more traditional syndicalist prior, but this forum and recent events in the Middle East have destroyed all trust I had in authority, and I've since become an ancom.

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foe wrote

What makes Raddle different/better than Voat?

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ziq wrote (edited )

You won't get silenced and banned for not being a nazi. For starters. Check out our wiki for 100 other reasons.

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nibba wrote

So you will get silenced if you are a nazi in someone else's view?

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ziq wrote

If you can't help but talk about gassing jews, you're not welcome here. It's not hard to refrain from being a racist piece of shit.

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drh1138 wrote

I've only made an account after defasher and the other sharpies fucked off and removed themselves from moderator positions. While my politics (egoist communism as of right now) are always changing, I haven't been here long enough.

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Dumai wrote (edited )

you realise this site's community consists mainly of "sharpies" right

in fact i think i'm one of the few regulars here who never posted to /r/leftismwithsharpedge

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drh1138 wrote

I'm fine with that so long as the particular edgelords are either gone or not in power.

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Dumai wrote

you're really boring

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drh1138 wrote

Maybe, but I didn't advocate for the indiscriminate murder of anyone less pure than myself as "liberals", or fantasize about cannibalism like defasher/Eeplox did.

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ziq wrote

Eat the rich.

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Dumai wrote

i've not heard of this controversy but is that meme literally what this is about lmao

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ziq wrote

I think someone wrote a hilarious poem that included a line about eating Prince_Kropotkin's liberal head or something.