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emma wrote

boris johnson has covid-19, lmao

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

Probably because he didn't remember to poop at least once per day.

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emma wrote

i've been warning people about this

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FuckCopyright wrote (edited )

Apparently some Brazilian politicians likely have it too and their response is terrible. I hope it infects and kills Bolsonaro next, that shill for gender conformity and neoliberalism!

Also hoping it strikes Erdogan, another neoliberal pig that wants to enforce one fundamentalist Islam and a racist policy that has killed other Muslims and threatened the livelihoods of others, whose allied institutions have influence over a newly developed mosque where I live!

Putin and everyone sympathetic to or working for United Russia should be next too! Their misogynist, racist (Putin accused Jews and Tatars of election interference in the US and blamed Poland for the start of WWII) and anti-LGBT (the LGBT community were likely used as a scapegoat against Russia's declining population) creed has turned Russia into a fascist state!

COVID-19 is appearing worse in some areas and has taken innocent lives, but they don't deserve to die. These poor excuses for carbon should.

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rot wrote

there were rumors he had it, I guess proven false for now?

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mofongo wrote

His son confirmed he had it to fox news but later retracted it when Bolsonaro did. If he had it, only suffered a mild reaction.

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Pop wrote

covid-19 tested positive for boris johnson imo

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ziq wrote

Can't decide who to root for: prince charles's covid or johnson's.

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FuckCopyright wrote (edited )

I've not been able to sleep. I also want to place a sticker at or near a mosque that has been visited by the president of Turkey himself. The mosque has had good reviews and is renowned for its beauty, facilities and low carbon footprint (and has been funded wholly by donations from what I've heard) but I can't stand the fact that it's associated with a man and an institution that wants to kill secularism and ethnic minorities, shackle women, leftists, anti-capitalists and the LGBT community! A country with a man like Sadiq Khan should condemn this oppression as well! Maybe people will think twice if it were more obvious it was built with the blood of Kurds and Rojava in mind. This stupid city I'm in celebrates religious and ethnic diversity but turned a blind eye to this!

I also need a different printer (no money and I doubt supermarkets would even have one that respects your privacy), and even if I could place the sticker, the message will fade away in time only to be read by handfuls of people because of the lockdown.

I need to try and do it anonymously. The surrounding area has been recently gentrified in like a year or two ago so stickers may be suspicious.

I'm otherwise going to be trapped in studies with content I barely understand.

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rot wrote

slap something on the door as you walk out?

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FuckCopyright wrote (edited )

I'm aiming to use a lamppost near the mosque or some metres outside it, like across the road. I'm not letting worshippers get triggered with violent content (used QR codes, no shortlinks, to some articles depicting Turkey's evil acts) nor am I entering the premises.

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bloodrose wrote

Had to go grocery shopping today. Everyone was really kind. I have no gloves and so used plastic bags for gloves. Someone saw me as I was leaving and gave me a pair of latex gloves. This means in a few weeks when I have to go back, I will have a pair of gloves. That made me really happy. People were keeping their distance and the store had tape down to tell people how to stand apart. I felt a lot safer shopping for groceries this week than I did two weeks ago when the virus rate was even lower. I was so worried and scared that things would be rough out there and people just were nice. I love when people come together and help each other, even in just the smallest of ways.

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote (edited )

Agamben, Camatte, and Vaneigem have all written stuff on coronavirus that I gotta go read. Agamben wasn't taking it seriously initially but his more recent stuff is better, I'm told.

I didn't know that Camatte was still alive, lol, but I'm curious to see what one of the grandparents of anti-civ have to say about these things.

Those readings can be found at https://ill-will-editions.tumblr.com/ and http://autonomies.org/, afaik.

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lastfutures wrote

It's a bit odd but I liked that Marcello Tarì essay from ill will.

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Stuckinthecity wrote (edited )

The city here has to shut down at 6pm, which is very early, especially on weekends near uptown. A little bit of background: Uptown used to be a historic landmark for black jazz to develop and be recognized, so of course it became a tourist trap and super expensive, gentrifed area many decades ago. Very few black people actually live near there and it’s basically nothing but white southerners now. A tragic irony, yeah?

I will forever be sick of white people in all stripes, but the very intentional self-segregation is one of the most infuriating things about their in-group, and it seems to stay that way no matter where I go. It just makes their shitty, performative wokeness all the more frustrating.

In more positive developments, I see a lot fewer accidents now and can all ready notice a change in air quality. It’s so much fresher and I actually want to go outside (that’s rare for me!) Also, after a ton of rain, the wild flowers in the yard and mostly mild weather have been really helping my mood. It’s so mellow compared to before.

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existential1 wrote

There are images of folks being able to see all around LA for the first time, probably since the 1940's, because of the lack of smog.

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ziq wrote

Hopefully this creates a widespread push back against cars.

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

Lockdown started this morning at 0.00 here.

Gonna watch these films that I haven't seen yet, along with these films, if I have time. There's still infinite organising to be done so I'm still figuring out what it means to also potentially do stuff that isn't that.

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lettuceleafer wrote

Since, all my classes are online I have been staying at my parents house. It's kinda a double edged sword as I appreciate seeing my kid brother but I was sick of talking to the boomers about 3 hours in.

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lastfutures wrote

I've lost all motivation for the rest of this school term. Fearing that my summer term will be fucked up too and that maybe I should delay it until fall.

I'm going to need to find some clippers soon and learn to give myself a haircut. Stores feel pretty dystopian right now tho, not looking forward to going back out there.

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existential1 wrote

Idk how short you want your hair, but I've literally gone to a barber maybe 1x in my life. Get some clippers...put the guard on the length you want...cut your entire head in every direction to make sure it's even. Real simple if you don't mind short hair. I actually don't use a guard so my hair is always bald/stubble.

But if you're using scissors, I can't help you at all. Ignore everything you just read. Lol.

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ziq wrote

I just use scissors or a knife if I can't find my scissors.

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existential1 wrote (edited )

I'm struggling a bit mentally now that LA is having what was expected, mass cases among the homeless population. If he's still alive, my father would be one of those people with a lot of issues that would make him quite vulnerable.

And I keep going back-and-forth about if I should be playing video games or just working in my garden and seed-production area so I can have lots of seedlings to give people in 20 days or so. Battling a bit of escapism and practical things I can be doing in the here-and-now.

Also been reading this collection of afro-anarchists I made a week or so ago: https://raddle.me/f/books/108084/i-made-a-collection-of-all-of-the-anarchist-s-library-s

I'm 80% through it. It has been really good, but it also really makes me critique the idea that anything people hold dearly can be abolished. Like, people wanting to abolish gender or abolish race while still holding their gender & race identities as things worth preserving.

Framed through the model given by Dr. Ibram X Kendi as it relates to race, there are 1. racist ideas 2. assimilationist ideas and 3. anti-racist ideas. And it really seems like a lot of people calling themselves abolitionists or "critical" or whatever are actually assimilationist. For to truly abolish something in a material sense and in your mind, it needs to cease to exist. That goes for a lot of black liberation people as well. You can't be a liberated black person if you're a black person. Intrinsic to the term "black person" is the relation it has to non-black people.

Anyways, a lot going on, obviously.

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote (edited )

Framed through the model given by Dr. Ibram X Kendi as it relates to race, there are 1. racist ideas 2. assimilationist ideas and 3. anti-racist ideas. And it really seems like a lot of people calling themselves abolitionists or "critical" or whatever are actually assimilationist. For to truly abolish something in a material sense and in your mind, it needs to cease to exist. That goes for a lot of black liberation people as well. You can't be a liberated black person if you're a black person. Intrinsic to the term "black person" is the relation it has to non-black people.

Mbembe does a lot of interesting stuff in relation to this kind of argument, pointing out how Blackness and Africa became historically linked ideas and how Pan-Africanists perpetuated this, even though for him this is building race up instead of dismantling it. There are a bunch of other examples too.
(In Critique Of Black Reason, link can be found in w/decolonial)

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existential1 wrote

I'm gonna make an ebook from the stuff in there. Im almost done with my afro anarchism collection from the anaechist library

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existential1 wrote

Is there a particular order to the stuff in w/decolonial? I've read a few of the things b4 but might make a collection of all the stuff in an epub.

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

Hey so I don't think I have capacity to do the thing I offered. The wiki is in a rough order, and kinda has grouped sections already.

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existential1 wrote

Its all good. I'll get around to making the collection then reading on my own time.

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

I can do a rundown of the content when I get a chance if you like.

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existential1 wrote

I'm thinking instead of a rundown, it might be helpful to "title" the subsections that are already there. That way, I can make the wiki into an eBook collection and have something better to name each collection than the number formatted {I., II., III., IV., etc}.

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existential1 wrote

Just started reading it. Straight fire. Might have to start and finish this today.

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

I think it's very good and that it plugs into anarchist stuff very comfortably.

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existential1 wrote

Didnt finish it...but did get through quite a bit. I do get the feeling, like I do with a lot of "critical theory", of an overwhelming sense of "I get it, but I have no idea what to do with this."

From what I mentioned before about what I was thinking that lead to your suggestion to this stuff, it leaves me with the sense that I need to figure out a way to make this knowledge "liveable" in a sense for more than just myself but in a non-performative way.

Excellent read so far though.

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote (edited )

I live it. It allows for an insurrectionary ethic of repair, the permanent dismantling of enclosures as a non-normative / anti-authoritarian process. A cartographic/geographic conception of the human as a fully disenclosed world means we can keep conceptions of humanness (humanness stolen by colonialism and exclusions) without reproducing the ways that the human as a fixed concept has always been stratified. Humanising oneself being the permanent seeking out and puncturing/breaking/setting-in-motion of enclosures, and humanness being a fully-disenclosed world, is just doing anarchy for an anarchic world.

So in short this text and its (huge) Deleuzian underpinnings are the metaphysical grounds of my whole politics, with it's own consequences for ethics/politics/cosmology that reverberate the whole way through from that ground, for an internally consistent politics through-and-through, that kicks the shit out of boring simplistic rejections of metaphysics, or god forbid dialectical materialism.

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existential1 wrote

Yeah. I feel like I need to dump nearly every group I'm working with right now Cuz they just aren't there. Maybe only a handful of ppl are there in my group.

For my situation, I'm imagining the hell I'd catch for even bringing up the subtext of this with a prison abolition group I work with that is 99% PoC and very very very attached to their PoC identities as a grounding mechanism for organization. I participate with that group out of a dedication to the work of abolition, not being rooted in identity. Same with the Black Lives Matter contingent that is made up of a lot of similar folks. Then the mostly white socialist crowd here...yikes. Thats what I mean when I mentioned how to bring others along.

My initial inclination is that it is a mighty tall task. I already spend a lot of time when working with those groups having conversations with myself about the limits of their work given the bounds by which they organize it or associate with each other.

That isn't to say there isnt a lot of good shit that gets done. But...its just so limited and it bothers me.

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

Maybe only a handful of ppl are there in my group.

A handful is a lot imo.

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existential1 wrote

Yeah, you're probably right about that. Anything more would likely be chore to maintain.

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

And I keep going back-and-forth about if I should be playing video games or just working in my garden and seed-production area so I can have lots of seedlings to give people in 20 days or so. Battling a bit of escapism and practical things I can be doing in the here-and-now.

Are there no ways for you to organise from home?

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mofongo wrote

My sweet ball of happiness is feeling neglected that I'm not paying as much attention since I started working from home. It breaks my heart a lot. 💔

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bloodrose wrote

Awww. I hear you. What has helped my work from home situation with my kid is to be in my room with the door locked. For her, it still feels like I'm at the office and not sitting at home ignoring her. Mine is 5 though, so your mileage may vary.

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

How are you all doing?

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celebratedrecluse wrote

I'm okay, I just spent 10 hours trying unsuccessfully to clean install windows on a gaming computer however. Lol.

A media driver needed is missing.

I swear to Christs I am going to lose all composure if i read that again on the monitor lol

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

I have a visceral explosive hatred for spending multiple hours unsuccessfully trying to make software work. So I feel your pain.

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emma wrote

I write software for a living, and it makes me want to go out and lick doorknobs during this pandemic.

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mofongo wrote

My cellphone jump out of the table while I was out of the room and the screen broke. It has suffered worst falls and barely a scratch, I guess it didn't want to be seen.

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ziq wrote

Mine survived literally hundreds of drops until I dropped it off the roof while I was using it to allign a sat dish.

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rot wrote

i hate webcams

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El_Sabate wrote

We're finishing up our first week of officially being quarantined for coronavirus, we should be getting results as to whether we have it or not soon-ish, I'd guess early next week. Kids are a bit cabin-fevery, but they play well with each other so it's not too bad.

Work is insane as I'm trying to craft state-wide policy on continuing education on a very short time-line while also taking care of a sick family.

I hope the rest of you are well and your friends and family are safe.

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BrowseDuringClass1917 wrote

Just finished my adderall script, wondering if I should chance it going to the pharmacy or just go without for the foreseeable future.

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

Can you get hold of your doctor directly and ask them to fax/email a script to the pharmacy?

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BrowseDuringClass1917 wrote

Yeah, that parts fine. I just don’t know if I should actually go to the pharmacy and get it

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El_Sabate wrote

The pharmacies near me are delivering. Give them a call and see if they will deliver it to you directly.

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mofongo wrote

I should get my daughter a helmet, she's always bupping her head with something.

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