Cheeks

Reply to comment by /u/ziq in Incels by /u/RedEmmaSpeaks

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Cheeks wrote (edited )

Whoever downvoted this needs to go an hero.

Irl it's good we don't know each other. Online, it's good I can't find you, yet!

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Cheeks wrote

Also I think it's important to realize, as David Graeber repeatedly states in Debt the First 5000 years, that hard defined value economics is a relatively new phenomenon and is probably more closely related to private property than we could originally assume. 4 chickens only = 1 goat because money gives us an arbitrary unit of measument.

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Cheeks wrote

Scientifically to an extent, philosophically very much so. Robert Axlrod did an extensive study on this in the early 80's and found that cooperating with an 'opponent' as long as they cooperate, and only retaliating when they were not cooperating, to be the only consistent stratagey to guarantee a victory. This is getting way beyond biology, and more so into gaming theory and ethics, but provides insight into the fundamental benefit of mutual aid over the bullshit pseudo science of Social Darwinism that dominates the collective brainwashed consciousness. But it is noteworthy to point out a lot of crackpot social theorists, most notably Ayn Rand, would use concepts like tit for tat to illustrate thier unfounded untested claims to further their philosophical validity.

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Cheeks wrote (edited )

Yeah, mutualism from biological science hence kropotkins mutual aid, is on point. But we are speaking of the economic theory brand of mutualism hence Proudhon. My problem with it has always been Benjamin Tuckers interpretation which has provided fodder for the damned ancaps.

*edit * changed 'ergo' to 'hence.' Morning coffee hasn't kicked in yet. *

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Cheeks wrote

I grew up in a very rural area of the mid western US, surrounded by bigotry. Racism sexism homophobia was and still is the norm there. I looked towards my mother the way a lot of young boys look towards their fathers, she was and still is a hero to me. And because of that alone it was easy for me to notice how she treated by her male counterparts. I never understood that until I got a bit older, but questioned it since day one. When I was 7 I was starting a new school. I was poorer than a lot of my peers and was being cornered on the playground, fun being poked at my thrift store clothing and the haircut my mother had given to me. A few of them jumped me and this black kid that rode my bus jumped in and helped me fight them off. He became my best friend after that. And had seen a lot of the same treatment that he received from people mirror that of my mother. I was confused by all of it and didn't want to participate in any of it. At 15 a friend of a mutual friend needed a guitar player for his band. I was pretty good so I was asked to join. I had know clue what punk rock was and was in this band, so they loaded me up with cassettes and records. I kept hearing a lot those bands talk about anarchy and was curious but couldn't find anything at the library about it. Another friend had the ism series for you adults by James d Forman and gave me their copy of anarchism. Reading that was the moment when everything I wanted and had tried to put into words my entire life was suddenly there.

That was 25 years ago. I get more militant ever day.

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Cheeks wrote

If its a corporate place there is plenty of inspiration around.I worked at a pizza hut for a year. They had these posters in the break room regarding the million plus dollars lost to wasted cheese each year. I started dumping full cases of cheese in the trash and/or taking it home and giving it away. I left IWW info packs and literature everywhere. Always a good start.

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Cheeks wrote

From experience, as a farmer, I can attest to this. The summer has been hotter than usual with the heat index being around 8 to 10 degrees above normal. We've had so much rain that there hasn't been an operational farm within 100s of miles for the past 2 and a half months. Normally we can grow eggplant, okra, and peppers throughout the hotter months as long as they are established by late spring. This past winter we had 2 consistent weeks of freezing which the year before it was three light frost days spread out over 2 months and its just getting worse year by year.

Have you had similar growing experiences lately, ziq?

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Cheeks wrote

I worked for 7 years as a systems and network administrator at a major southern university. The first 2 years I worked about 20 actual hours a week and was forced to log about 50 hours. I spent the downtime of that 20 hours automating most of my repetitious tasks. By the end of that first 2 years I was working about 5 actual hours a week and about 4 times a year, for maintenance and upgrades that could come to about 15 hours on those weeks, but was still mandated to log 50 hours a week. Crazy.

I noticed, looking around my department, that this was normal for most of us. I also noticed that most of the 'busy' work, number crunching, clerical, data entry, was given to only a few who maintained heavy work loads. So I developed tools and software to ease some of their workload only to see management purposefully create more useless 'busy' work for them.

It still blows my mind, the inefficiencies, and general uselessness of the work they were being forced into.

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Cheeks wrote

Both sides of what? I'm not trying to antagonize, just get a precise understanding of what you mean.

As an anarchist I think we are outlyers of any actual political 'sides.' if you are referring to the so called alt-right in juxtaposition, then I would say we just pushed them underground in the 90's and they have continued to organize since. Specifically with the new political climate, the feel more secure being upfront with thier ideas. We have gotten more active, but history speaks volumes on the need and response of anarchism specifically in the US.

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Cheeks wrote

All you have to do is read through. Everyone who has engaged him has been met with responses from 'here's a quarter' which means he doesn't care. (throwback to an old song, 'here's a quarter call someone who cares.') some responses have been blatant male posturing and misogynistic, calling u/ziq 'buttercup.' This isn't even bringing up the content they've posted, which also speaks for itself.

This person clearly is here to troll or possibly worse. I propose a big ol boot.