El_Sabate

El_Sabate wrote

Re-education is really hit and miss with their takes.

Thought slime and NonCompete are ok, but I wouldn't say I love them.

Anactualjoke was good, but they haven't posted in a while, cuck philosophy has some good stuff, as does Three Arrows.

Flea market socialist and popular front are really good

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Reply to ~Friday Free Talk~ by Pop

El_Sabate wrote

I've done a bunch of work around the house this week, chopping down some trees, planting 2 apple trees and an apricot tree, digging out areas of the yard for planting, shoveling literally over a ton of chicken manure out of the chicken pen from the long winter and putting it in a pile to then spread over garden and yard areas. Lots of physical excertion that I'm not as used to as I used to be a few years ago, really highlighting that I need to get into shape again.

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El_Sabate wrote

We're finishing up our first week of officially being quarantined for coronavirus, we should be getting results as to whether we have it or not soon-ish, I'd guess early next week. Kids are a bit cabin-fevery, but they play well with each other so it's not too bad.

Work is insane as I'm trying to craft state-wide policy on continuing education on a very short time-line while also taking care of a sick family.

I hope the rest of you are well and your friends and family are safe.

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El_Sabate wrote

I work for my state's education department, so I'm tasked with this huge lift of providing continuing education for all the students in my state. Which I have to do from home (yay) while watching and taking care of my kids (nice, but difficult). We're all safe and doing ok so far. We have some real cabin fever hitting and we're bouncing off the walls so I built some playground equipment for them to play with outside so they can burn off that energy without going to a public playground and breaking quarantine, but it's been cold and rainy all week, so if we could just get some sun, that'd be nice.

My oldest son works at Wal-Mart, so we're pretty concerned with that possible disease vector, but I also don't want to just tell him he has to quit his job. So we talked about it with him and we're kind of having ongoing discussions as to what the best course of action is, one that we may not like but that is the one we all decide is best.

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El_Sabate wrote

You would think this would drive some of them away from electoralism, but they're all doubling down. I honestly don't know how to break them out of it. It's a fucking brain disease.

I think deep down, it's cowardice. Many of the demsoccs and socdems and all of the DSA "activists" know deep down that the only alternative to electoralism is actual rebellion. Not waving signs or peaceful protest or posting on twitter, actual rebellion. And since they are not willing to do that, they have to believe in electoralism.

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Reply to Next level by subrosa

El_Sabate wrote

I've noticed the same thing about liberals. The loss-aversion mechanism seems to kick in strongly for a lot of them.

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Reply to comment by El_Sabate in Friday free talk: 2020-02-21 by mofongo

El_Sabate wrote

Wow, I'm so fucking sorry.

I feel this so much:

So many people in my life who I want to love and trust just keeping letting me down

I wish I had something to fix your situation, some magical solution, or that I could tell you that it will all get better. I don't know that I do. Many times life just plain fucking sucks. There's no words to make it better, no immediate solution...but at least know that there are people who understand what you're going through, who care about you and that while life often does suck, it doesn't always suck. There's beauty and love out in the world for you to experience, even if you can't feel them today.

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El_Sabate wrote

It's a great piece. I find myself missing...not necessarily Dr Bones, but someone to fill the place on that same foundation - brash, unapologetic, in your face, take no prisoners, insurrectionary anarchism.

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Reply to comment by El_Sabate in Friday Free Talk by vMU9

El_Sabate wrote

Good luck. I know how you feel. I've been working two jobs for most of the past 2.5 years, working 80 hours/wk for the last 8 months, and it was so fucking soul crushing and exhausting on every level.

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Reply to Friday Free Talk by vMU9

El_Sabate wrote

I am only working one full-time job now, and while that crunches our finances significantly, it's really nice to feel somewhat human again. With my newfound "free-time" I've been able to spend more time with my kids, and this week got to testify in front of our city council about how their proposed change to our city charter that would remove all limitations to how much landlords could charge for security deposits would hurt the vast majority of the people in our city. They looked at me like I sprouted a third head. Fuck these fucking politicians. I know that they will always choose the monied class, but it fucking sucks to see it and feel it on a visceral level like that. I live in a small town. I know all of them. They know people who are struggling, they just don't give a single solitary fuck. I'm very definitely going to try and put together a tenant's union and fight these motherfuckers.

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Reply to comment by El_Sabate in Friday Free Talk by black_fox

El_Sabate wrote

Well, it's dark when I drive to work and dark when I drive home from work. If it's not overcast at lunch I might be able to get a few minutes there, but that's pretty hit and miss, so yeah, there's some limiting factors at play here.

Climate change isn't a real issue? Or government programs to halt climate change are weak and feckless?

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El_Sabate wrote

meh, if you need to be straight edge to function and/or be happy, then I guess go for it.

It's 100% not for me. I hate beer, but if I can't relax with a glass of whiskey, bourbon, rum or vodka, or a toke, I don't want your revolution.

As far as how I deal with the critique, well, I've never dealt with addiction. It's never stopped me from doing what I want, nor been a hindrance at all. I never get close to black-out drunk, I've never lost "agency" as one poster put it. I drink to moderation and have a good time and then I wake up the next morning ready to go.

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