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ziq wrote

One of my ducklings slowly died over 2 days. The other 3 are doing great though. Their mother has taught them to bully cats.

I'm psyched about all the anarchist sites / facebook groups discussing my work this week. The only place where my stuff is not well received is reddit...

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bloodrose wrote

Sorry about the duckling, sounds hard to see. Ducklings bullying cats sounds adorable.

I agree with u/mofongo, I'm morbidly curious.

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mofongo wrote

Links to the other sites? I want to see the comments.

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ziq wrote (edited )

https://anarchistnews.org/content/let-go-your-tedious-slogans was one of the sites. The others I saw were blogs / tumblrs and twitter accounts.

I don't have facebook but someone who does sent me some of the comments from various groups:

The "fully-automated luxury space communism" meme that you see passed around is pretty much Bookchin's "post-scarcity" utopian lie in a nutshell.

Anyway, nice to see someone with a much stronger stomach than I have took the effort to dismantle all of Bookchin's ideas. I usually get nauseous at the thought of even thinking about him.


Pretty interesting read, i'll admit i liked a lot of bookchin's thoughts so now im kinda thinking, well back to the drawing board.


Good to look over this tendency of so called "social anarchism" and later "communalism". Bookchin was a very ambitious type who aggressively created straw men out of his opponents or competing ideas. I was once a "Bookchinite", and living so close to Vermont, had met him there at the "Institute for Social Ecology" Another minor cult. Where I had to part ways was over his Libertarian Municipalism, which was a program of electoral participation in city politics.:


I will also add that it wasn't just the electoral politics program that disillusioned me about Social Ecology /Libertarian Municipalism. Bookchin and his crew were likely traditional old-left Bakuninist anarchists, but their analysis of the domination and exploitation of nature had not evolved with other currents after the first Green wave, starting in the 60s. Bookchin was an urbanocentric libertarian, nature was to be turned into a garden, the problems of technology were about control and "appropriate technology". Naive and unsophisticated approaches that are surprisingly still spouted by a number of anarcho-communists. To this day, it is taboo in this left to bring up the possibility that there's overpopulation (of humans, not seals or coyotes..) Because some right-wing racists talk about overpopulation, libertarians and the left can't, so the illogic goes. Could lead to genocide, or authoritarian one-child policies.

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ConquestOfToast wrote

Damn I actually really fucking liked this. It was supremely well put and voiced many concerns I have with other anarchists but didn't quite have the wording for it. Well fucking done.

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celebratedrecluse wrote

It is so important for us to unplug from the big data brokers, and learn to live without as much constant stimulation. glad to see someone else is deleting stuff from their digital life, I'm also working on doing that steadily.

What sort of DIY HRT are you considering, if i may ask? I am very curious about the options & subject in general

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celebratedrecluse wrote

We live in a society that basically forces upon us this junk, when we are too young to question it.

true as fuck

This was supposed to be a compliment. It was from a doctor. I almost wanted to cry; that was extremely hurtful to hear. I couldn't even say anything because I was shocked. I don't need to subject myself to that, and I won't asap.

That's terrible. I'm glad you're using the experience as a motivator to take control of your healthcare, though-- we need people to be in charge of medicine, not medicine in charge of people like it is right now.

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celebratedrecluse wrote

:)

hopefully one day we will be able to synthesize medicines & offer medical guidance within our community, instead of having to rely on cis people or the market to fulfill our needs. The future is large and unknown for all of us. But anyway, good luck to you on your own personal voyage, and stay in touch <3

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liberty767 wrote

Deleted reddit

You say. And then:

Will delete my reddit account after archiving my content before the end of the month

Hmm...

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Majrelende wrote

Reddit has a website as well, so I would not think it is too questionable of an action.

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alex wrote

my mint plant came so i have to repot it soon. it smells nice and i’m already thinking about what herb plant to get next.

barely worked all week even when i was at work B-)

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ziq wrote (edited )

What type of mint? I like Apple Mint the most.

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videl wrote

oh shit thank you for reminding me to grow some apple mint

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alex wrote

how do you use the apple mint?

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ziq wrote

It's very mild tasting so you can use it in salads. Literally tastes like green apples.

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alex wrote

i got peppermint as i read it was easy to take care of (i’m just starting out with growing food and herbs) and eating a few leaves settles my sensitive stomach like nothing else.

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bloodrose wrote

I bought my daughter a raspberry plant to be her first plant since she loves raspberries. I didn't think to do something easier like mint. But you've also made me want to go get some mint started, too. :)

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alex wrote

hopefully you find it easier than i did. the internet recommending starting with seedlings or small plants and i could only find them online.

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ziq wrote

Mint is so easy to grow from cuttings. It'll root with no effort at all.

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alex wrote

dammit. well i wouldn't be able to find those though either, none of the nearby nurseries had any mint at all

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hermit_dragon wrote (edited )

Varies from region to region, I know - but I um, 'liberated' my last mint from local front gardens, guerilla-style. A few people around had it growing as an ornamental ground cover, and tons of it. They weren't gonna miss a twig, and as ziq says all you need is a cutting with mint, it goes off!

Rosemary and lavender can be good that way too, lots of people like to use it as a border or hedge in the countries I've lived in.

I also have seen more and more kitchen/garden type herbs and plants growing wild (some invasive) so foraging for specimens can be an option. Where I used to live back in Australia there'd be Vietnamese mint, fennel, all sorts growing in parks and next to sidewalks etc. Have seen similar when I've wandered around here in the USA (west coast) but yymv of course :)

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selver wrote (edited )

Well I've been at this job for about a year now, and like all the jobs before this, that seems to be about my limit. Time to find a way out I think, it's only going to get worse. Been thinking of moving to a new city or something.

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

Yeah, I look to nihilists for pep.

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ziq wrote

me too

weird that

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

When you assume that everything completely fucked to start with and raging against it is the only peace you'll find in this world, at least you've got something, and it might even be beautiful.

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bloodrose wrote

I need to figure out how to get medical care that isn't from a doctor. So far, everything I've gone to the doctor for, they've given me a treatment that either made the problem worse or caused a different problem. I don't want pills that make things worse. I really don't know how to go about getting that. I feel like some sort of community-based discussions would help. Kind of a "hey, I went through this: here's what worked for me."

This week has been good. We had a great weekend celebrating my mom's birthday and then Easter family reunion that made my heart so full of happiness. It was just the happiest and most relaxed I've been in years. And I finally hit that pinata! It was funny that no one brought sunscreen and were waiting indoors until I got there, expecting I would have some on me because I'm ghostly pale.

This weekend I'm going to a fair at a historic fort where there will be goods for sale that are old tech/non-tech that I'm really psyched for. One of the vendors is so old tech they sell handmade stone tools.

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hermit_dragon wrote

I keep writing comments and deleting them because I'm a hermit and that's probably a good thing, actually

waves from within cave

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ConquestOfToast wrote

I started a company. We landed a huge contract which cut my moving time in half. So I've spent the last week stress vomiting and packing. I fly out tomorrow to start a life that I finally won't be fucking shit broke all the time. I feel weird about leaving the town I'm in because I both love many of the people here and despise large factions of them. It'll be nice to not live in the same apartment years of trauma happened in, maybe I'll even find a trans community at my new town that isn't fucking garbage. Lots of new things, super scared, doing it anyway.

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celebratedrecluse wrote

So happy for you! I'm sorry it's stressful now, but it sounds like big things are right around the corner for you. Be well, and good luck with your new city & job comrade !

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neverinNJ wrote

Another level of exploitation and reactivity is always possible in the corporate world. Listened to Philosophize This (Frankfurt School) to fight back.

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nostateuniversity wrote

I`m thinking about making a new username that doesn't have the initials NSU... Anyone got a good recommendation?

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