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Loona wrote

i'm fully motivated after reading flower bomb. i'm in the middle of my personal project.

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otherreposter wrote

It is trivially true that the anarchist movement needs all kinds of people in order to survive, let alone thrive. It is also true, though perhaps less trivially, that contemporary anarchism is supersaturated with intellectuals and "knowledge workers" to the exclusion of farmers, artisans, craftspeople, and skilled laborers of all sorts, to say nothing of architects, engineers, and physicians. Many if not most of these anarchists spend their time talking and writing about anarchism at an extremely high level of abstraction that completely sidesteps vital practical questions--i.e., questions about how the anarchist societies of the future will organize themselves to ensure that peoples' basic needs are met, as opposed to disquisitions over revolutionary praxis in the here and now. We need to put down our books and pick up tools--or, better, to have books in one hand and tools in the other.

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gone_to_croatan OP wrote

I agree with this critique a lot, but to open it pitching a "need for survive" of Anarchism is illogical as my view of Anarchism as raw Anarchy(I won't elaborate).

And the proposed solution is the same discussion Anews topic of the week: "Book or Brick" - for me is always both..

Shout out to Chisel&Grumples, MAX Resolution, Octox and all thee ones I forgot

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gone_to_croatan OP wrote

Maybe the problem is the lack of proper communication/ put in simple words

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lettuceLeafer wrote

Nah I get what u mean. It reminds me of the tao in a way. It's something u really can't exain simply unless u know then it's pretty obvious.

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ukuleleclass wrote

exactly why i’m studying urban farming :) hopefully i get to learn welding soon !

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subrosa wrote

Mere maintenance has become so exhausting again. Been ignoring my health and finance stats for far too long, I think I need some kind of break from whatever I've been doing the past year or two. But maybe that's been the status quo for me anyway.

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ukuleleclass wrote

a break from the mundane can be really nice sometimes :) but also just taking the time to rest and recuperate can be replenishing !

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NOISEBOB wrote

living the actual poly-life is easy. i have a couple of weeks off from my partner and i'm really happy about it. haha.

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gone_to_croatan OP wrote

Do you think there is any difference between poly and relational anarchy? Many people say to me that many people engaged in poly relationships reproduce monogamy unknowingly

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catachresis wrote

I learned about agamy recently, or the idea against marriage.

Polyamory and monogamy aren’t exclusive to each other. Polyamory meaning many loves and monogamy meaning one marriage. It’s possible to be married to one person and still love others just as much.

I see relationship anarchy to be an all encompassing idea eschewing preconceived notions of what relationships need to look like. Someone posted a relationship anarchy smorgasbord here a few months ago. Relationship anarchy can describe relationships outside of a sexual-romantic window. While poly and monag heavily imply being inside this window.

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NOISEBOB wrote

Relationship anarchy can describe relationships outside of a sexual-romantic window. While poly and monag heavily imply being inside this window.

what? like friendships? platonic loves?
yes they are great too.

:)

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lettuceLeafer wrote

Idk, I think most contexts in the polyamory and monogamy discussion monogamy doesn't mean one marriage. Sure if u want it to mean that I would clarify and I'm cool with it. But most people when they say they are monogomous mean one partner not only one marriage. Like I don't even know what the word for only wanting one partner other than monogomy is.

So sure ur definition is valid but I think contextually it is far far less common that meaning one romantic partner / sexual relationship

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NOISEBOB wrote (edited )

i dunno.. sure, yes, i'm sure much of the ills of our shit society enters 'poly culture' (whatever that mean) when it gets hip and trendy.

i never really thought about it like that. i'm just an anarchist. love should be free as anything. i got monogamous with my partner during her pregnancy and some years after birth, but that just happened naturally.. before that we weren't. because,.. well. anarchy.

edit: there's nothing wrong with monogamy, as such.

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ukuleleclass wrote

i just want everyone here to know how much i appreciate the things y’all share :) sometimes it can really help me get out of a rut. cheers <3

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deeppurplehazedream wrote

So I left my house yesterday and went left (I usually go right) and see 2 bikes with baby carriers out by the road outside the neighbors locked and gated yard. I came home today and see they were still sitting there, so I walked over and checked them out. Well, they are not junk bikes. They are really, really, nice, new-looking bikes. The only thing was the tires were not aired up. The neighbor's weren't home. I don't know them at all. So, I took them over to my house. They seem too nice to just be left out like that, but people do leave stuff out to get rid of, but not this nice of stuff. I'm really bad at ethics. I'm perfectly willing to give them back but for the life of me I can't figure out why the bikes were out there except to give them away.

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gone_to_croatan OP wrote (edited )

Guilty? Shame?

Throw them at the trash

Ps: keep the bikes, throw guilty and shame on trash.

I realized I only speak one language, the rest I only translate real-time on ma brain

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deeppurplehazedream wrote (edited )

Definitely not shame. Guilt, maybe. Why did you make me go to church when I was young Mom? Mostly, just can't fathom someone doing it.

Ok. I talked to the neighbor, they said they were giving them away. Yea my lucky day.

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potatoes wrote

Score. My bike's bottom bracket is loose and I'm afraid I'm going to break it by riding it :(

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deeppurplehazedream wrote

2 Cannondale Treadwell 7 speeds. The baby carriers had lock but no key, so I used a grinder. The baby carriers I will give to the dump/recycle place.

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