Dumai wrote (edited )

it's just black book of communism shit. the actual death toll of the ussr really doesn't exceed that of any bourgeois regime by much, because at the end of the day that's what it was.

i detest leftism but we don't need cold warrior historiography to criticise it, and autonomism and communisation ain't leftist.

and I'll be honest, would be better to defer the killings (I mean it's prolly metaphorical killing, but even still) until they get dangerous

the left is pretty dangerous as it is, but any struggle against capital will necessarily bring you in conflict with the left if you're doing it right.


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Dumai wrote (edited )

like one of my biggest issues with desert is that its portrayal of civilisational collapse is actually way too optimistic, for fatalistic as it is lol


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Dumai wrote

if anything, blessed is the flame is a better argument for nihilism than desert was because it's far, far bleaker


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Dumai wrote

well labour friends, you tried playing the game by the rules. that didn't work. what now?

unrelated point: i am no longer a christian


Dumai OP wrote (edited )

yeah i mean... perhaps i used to be like this but i've come to take serious issue with the radical christians who deflect any criticism of the religion in broad strokes by appealing to, idk, liberation theology (or perhaps just "the mere existence of liberation theology" ((it is normally the white christians who do this))). like i said, "radical christianity" is a more complicated project than some of us like to let on, not that i was ever blind to, like, the entire colonial history of christianity for example. but i reckon we probably need a better response to critiques that draw on that sort of shit than, "ok, but we're not like that, we're the cool christians!" fuck you, prove it. don't throw your support behind major political parties that claim the best way to prevent human trafficking is to ramp border security and frame their demands for more police as an anti-austerity measure maybe? bare minimum? if that? and if i can't be a part of a christianity that can prove it i'm not sure i want to be a christian at all. might go back to the occult.

the main occasions i object these days is when pigheaded nu-atheists basically conflate all religion together and treat it as a monolith, or worship at the alter of "logic and reason", or say transparently awful shit about muslims, or valorise "western civilisation" and progress, or... god i mean i could keep going but i'll say it: in general "my" kind of people are way too hard on atheists and way too soft on christians, and i can't stand the hypocrisy at this point.

edit: i've never wanted to view my politics and my religion separately from one another, but if religion is an aspect of a social existence then they more or less are at an impasse right now. how can i fix that problem without abandoning my religious community? if there's another solution then it's not obvious to me.

edit edit: sorry if i come across a bit unhinged and stream-of-consciousness here. election season got me in a dark mood


Dumai OP wrote

you're not awful

blocked and reported

t seems pretty awful to me, but I'm not sure why this was a decider for you.

i was kind of just lashing out in frustration but experiences like this remind me that i need to pay more attention to critiques of my religion if the project of a truly radical christianity (more complicated than some of us like to admit) is ever gonna be realisable


Dumai wrote (edited )

I'd prefer to have my city commissioner be an anarchist than otherwise.

what difference does it make at that point

like... we aren't opposed to the state because we just think people in government have Bad and Nasty Opinions

Worse case scenario you won't have much of an impact but learn a lot anyways. Best case scenario, you'll help people from your community.

we need to bring back those punk songs about how you can't change the system from within

and there are far better, more efficient, and less harmful ways of helping people that don't involve participation in local governance