Recent comments in /f/lobby

black_fox wrote (edited )

before starting many public events in my area a land acknowledgment is read. in our case though the land acknowledgment was written by local indigenous people, which makes it better in my opinion.

as to the point:

For non-Indigenous communities, land acknowledgment is a powerful way of showing respect and honoring the Indigenous Peoples of the land on which we work and live. Acknowledgment is a simple way of resisting the erasure of Indigenous histories and working towards honoring and inviting the truth.”

Why is it important to know whose land we live on? Indigenous history is American history, and by learning the cultures and histories of Indigenous Peoples we honor those histories and counter the narratives of discovery and colonial power. “Acknowledgement by itself is a small gesture. It becomes meaningful when coupled with authentic relationship and informed action”


however i don’t have a strong opinion either way on land acknowledgments.


AnarchoDoom wrote

But you could have simply just started by explaining that, and this would have made for a much better thread, perhaps, instead of starting by bitching at "performative wokeness" (which btw, was totally liberal capitalism in regards to the question of land property, literally a performative wokeness asserted on the land... or explain HOW can property not be performative bullshit in the first place).


lettuceLeafer OP wrote

Its a surprise to me that my comments on raddle present me as someone who feels guilt about such things.

I'd be happy to explain in detail what I dislike land acknowledgments and we could have a discussion if interested.


AnarchoDoom wrote

Coming to a site to whine about impending "woke" land acknowledgements that may make you feel bad for being a colonialist land owner is, too, a form of activism, btw.

Activism: can't escape it, 'til you actually stop caring about the stuff.


Tecate_Coyote wrote

Reply to comment by SnowCode in [Vent] I don't want to work by SnowCode

Siddhartha is originally a german poem written by Herman Hesse and based on the early life of the Buddha. It is easy to read and the grammatical structures have a flow to them that present an image without getting so wordy you're lost in it. I run into a lot of texts like that when I'm trying to read theory or spirituality.

But as far as what Siddhartha is about- it is a story of a human. The main character, Siddhartha, is easy to relate to and the story follows him from a young boy to an old man. Siddhartha is believably written and isn't a Mary Sue. He makes mistakes, learns, and refines his goals in life.

I love the book. If you're feeling lost in an uncaring society and disconnected from the real world as I was, and still do often feel, this book momentarily feels like an inspiring map that can lead to a new perspective on life.


CaptainACAB wrote

Reply to comment by bloodrose in Friday Again! Free Talk here by Kinshavo

I guess adding to the narrative that being sick is expensive.

My job is scheduling specialty medications to be delivered to patients with chronic conditions.

Every time I see that they have an out of pocket cost that's over $50 or their medication is delayed because their health insurance hasn't authorized their prescription for several weeks, or they can't get their medication because of some ridiculous policy, I'm overcome with a roiling hatred for the healthcare industry; this happens at least once a day.