Basil

Basil OP wrote

This week has been very boring for me, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. I'm recording to be on a game show of sorts on Sunday which is interesting, but that's really all that's happening in my life. I think things are slowly getting better for me, mentally at least. We'll see how quickly that goes away once I go to college.

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Basil wrote

I'm tired but I started reading The Ego and it's Own last night. I need more time to formulate an opinion on it, but it seems interesting, even if maybe not something I completely agree with.

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Basil wrote

It's been my school vacation this week and that's been nice. I also realize that I've become way too emotionally dependent on one of my friends which is really not great, but hopefully that sorts itself out when I go to college.

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Basil wrote

I'm really glad my school is at least partially in person. I don't know how I'd overcome the loneliness without seeing other people. I'm still feeling kinda lonely, but I think that's more being touch starved than not having friends or anything. I could still use a hug, but at least I'm better off than a lot of people.

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Basil wrote

Sometimes I wish I were aroace, cause I'm having a lot of feelings about people right now that I really don't want to be having. A few kids I used to go to school with are aroace, and they seem quite happy. some of the emotions relating to love just really suck. Other than that, my term is ending for school, so I've only got half a year left until I'm out of high school, which is fun, so I'm kinda looking forward to that.

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Basil wrote

Sorry, I often make the mistake of assuming that whatever I 'get' other people do too. My bad!

In regards to your second point, specifically that it's too late to turn back, wouldn't that only work to further prove this guy's point, kinda? That we need instead to speed through technology as quick as we can so that we might find a way that really is sustainable for humans to continue living with industrial amenities? I know that's not really what you're talking about and definitely not what you meant to imply, but that's what I got out of it.

Also, while today many solar panels end up in landfills, it doesn't really have to be that way. Lots of solar panels can be mostly recycled, with some apparently reaching up to 96% efficiency. That's not to say that makes the panels green, or really anything, but it does kick the problem down the road, and allows for better disposal of what waste is left over rather than getting dumped somewhere.

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Basil wrote

consumption needs to come to a full stop

That's not anarcho-communism, it's post civ

That's taking the quote out of context and you know it. the original quote refers solely to the consumption of fossil fuels, not consumption in general.

common ownership of the means of production and direct democracy as well as a horizontal network of workers' councils with production and consumption based on the guiding principle "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs"

It's not the abolishing of industry, it's the democratization (and thus the prolonging) of the workplace.

I don't think this is a valid criticism of the work because the whole point is that it's possible to have the best of both worlds, the amenities that an industrial society can offer while still providing for the Earth, and through that the people you're concerned about in the original post. It's just a different method of getting to that point than what you proposed, but just because it differs in method doesn't mean that it can't be considered a valid viewpoint.

Don't get me wrong, there are definitely things wrong with what the author wrote, such as the continued mass manufacturing of metal things, and the extremely utopian view the author has, but I don't think your criticisms are really valid.

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Basil wrote

I've been feeling Kinda sad lately. My girlfriend broke up with me, and we're still friends, but I really like her still and it hurts a bit, and it kinda killed my hopes of having an SO going into college. Not a necessity of course, but as I'm going to go to school in Britain A lot of the people there will have british accent, and I don't think I could be in a serious relationship with a british person, if only because I couldn't take them seriously with their accent.

It's Kinda funny, now that I think about it, that someone could go through all my posts on these free talks and basically get an outline of my relationship. I don't really have anyone else to talk to irl about it so I guess I'll keep talking about it here. Mostly I just wish that she said that it was something I had done, rather than her just falling out of love. If it was Something I did, I can try to fix it, or at least try to fix it in myself for the future. I don't like the idea of things like this happening for no real reason, just kinda chance, but I guess that's the way things are.

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Basil OP wrote

The examples I gave were The Ukrainian free terriotry (until it was conquered by the Soviet Imperialism), the Korean People's association in Manchuria (until it was conquered by japan), and further ones are anarchist Catalonia (until it was betrayed by MLs), and for maybe anarchist, though I'm either not familiar enough with them to say for sure what they are, Rojava (don't know much about it but I hear it's libertarian socialist), Cherán, and the Paris Commune (though this seems a bit too authoritarian to really be anarchist).

I guess I classify successful as "didn't collapse in on itself, or only feel because of invasions", which might not be the best definition I suppose.

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Basil wrote

I'm trying to learn a new language but I find all the common ones boring. The problem is that all the uncommon ones don't have too many resources for learning them. I'm trying to learn Gothic, but that has a somewhat strange alphabet. I kinda want to make a conlang based on it though, that might be fun.

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Basil wrote

Reply to comment by videl in Friday Free Talk by Tequila_Wolf

I don't hate computers yet but I have noticed that I don't spend nearly as much time playing video games as I used to now that I spend at least half the school day online.

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