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Freux wrote

I think a cashless society reinforce racism/classism as in part they get rid of beggars. And if you have no income, good luck opening a bank account.

It is nice to not have to carry money and not wasting resources but the article makes a good point about private bank. Unfortunately you need a bank account to get pay so regardless of cashless or not, you're already stuck.

One can argue that if everything crash, you lose all your money but if everything crash your money won't worth shit anyway.

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Freux wrote

You reminded me that I needed to read Post-scarcity anarchism so I just did. Also not going to answer the question as I have no idea but I have questions of my own.

First of all, are all his writing saying so little with so many words?

Second, I don't see him saying that socialism will fix the scarcity of resources but that without capitalism there is no point in overproducing/consuming. He didn't touch the fact that many resources are non-renewable or will take thousand/millions of years to "come back". Did he simply ignore that or touch on it in another essay?

I'm assuming he wrote it before communalism as he seems to be fine with individualist-anarchism.

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Freux wrote

What's wrong with therapist, is that a US problem? People I know that see one aren't encourage to work and it's been a huge positive in their life. Maybe there is some correlation between bad therapist and highly capitalist countries?

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Freux wrote

I'm the only introvert of the family, I guess there is always one that doesn't fit the mold haha. Your brother needs to focus is thoughts into something, arts, training, simply going out, whatever help.

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Freux wrote

Maybe you can try to find their problem in life and start from there. Then going a step further that their problem are probably connect to other issues. As an example, "I don't get pay enough and work too hard". You can talk about the problem with hierarchy and talking about how coop have no hierarchy and people are paid the same. You can interconnect with other people's struggles in the workspace like sexism, racism, etc. There is no way you are going to have people listen to you if you start off with "we need to destroy civilisation" when most people don't even understand that their cushy life is based on the exploitation of others.

When you talk don't make it sound like your ideas are the best and you know everything. Also use news and article to back yourself up or to introduce a subject. Keep it short and interact with them.

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Freux wrote

Hopefully it's the beginning of a good life for him. Don't be so hard on yourself, he's responsible for his own decision and that's exactly what he did. He reached for you when he was ready and you were there. That's the most important.

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Freux wrote

My life is totally different from them yet I relate so much on the lack of family connection. It's so useless to have contact with people you can't even be yourself with. I'm glad this person was able to take the step to cut connection and enjoy their life. Once in a while I get nightmare about my family, it's so fucking annoying to still have their shittyness in your subconscious.

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Freux wrote

TrustWh0m suggest to wear a burqa, they didn't bother to specify any genders so ravengrace took it as men can do so too.

The other problem is dressing as a minority to do crime, do you really not see the problem of it? How do you know that those you caught were muslims and not some fucking pricks pretending to be muslim with burqa or other traditional clothes?

Politics can touch pretty much everything we do, so I don't even understand why you are questioning that, even more when we are talking about stealing and impersonating minorities.

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Freux wrote

I think so, first of all, cities can't be what they are today, that just doesn't work. So if we go by cities being "a bunch of people living at close proximity" and maybe using some of the structure we already have. There is nothing stopping some form of agreement between farmers to give surplus of food. City folk can produce good that farmer would want.

I'm pretty sure farmer wouldn't waste food so if they have too much and can't conserve it, they would give it to others regardless of agreement/disagreement.

One big problem (capitalism obviously) right now is the wasting of food, people buy too much, throw what's bad. Store buy too much and throw what's bad, and of course price stopping people in need to actually buy the food. Also farmer forced to send their land resources to other countries. So without that system I think some form of cities can exist, but depend on farmers. People in the city can always help at the farms.

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Freux wrote

I should have switch the original title because it's barely a few lines of what the text is about. I agree with everything you said and even learn about white people's hair not cleaned properly while wearing dreads.

Some of the stuff I thought were interesting:

"I will not deny the very real experiences of sexism and racism that people face, nor the reality of institutionalized racism and sexism that wages poverty and war on those of us racialized and/or gendered as “inferior”. “White supremacy”, “male supremacy”, and this capitalist society as a whole needs to be destroyed. And I refuse to embrace any of its identity mechanisms of division as personal forms of resistance."

"“Black power” limits itself to identity-based empowerment without confronting the foundation of assigned identity to begin with. And don’t act like “black nationalist” tendencies don’t exist within some anarchist circles. ... "“Black nationalism” is not a solution to eliminating racism. It reinforces racism as a cultural and institutionalized system by validating the “white” and “black” racial and class binary. And if we tryin' to all get free, why embrace the same identities that were constructed to divide and stratify us? "

"Will you police my other “white” friends with your expertise on anti-racism, in hopes of gaining my applause and approval? Will you police the boundaries of identity and reduce me to a mere “marginalized voice” incapable of taking space against white supremacy? If so, then you suffer from “white guilt” and are more of a conformist with some personal work of your own to do. I don’t want what liberal social justice warriors and some wack-ass anarchists call “allies”. I want accomplices."

"To the “black” reader, nobody can represent the totality of your individualism because despite their assumptions of you, your intellect and experiences are not fixed into place. Your existence can not be confined to a mere social position on a ladder. Do you feel the shackles on your imagination while operating within the confinement of your assigned identity? Can your identity as a “black” person ever truly liberate you or does it secure you in place with an internalized sense of victimhood that comes with that racialized assignment?"

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Freux wrote

Kept thinking about it and now I don't understand how we link humane with compassion but what we call humane is nothing compassionate. There is no kindness in "humane", as ziq pointed out, we just use "humane" as a reform to animal slaughter, prison, work, etc. So considering that the word is kind of an antonym to what it should mean, anarchism is closer to compassion than "humane" will ever be.