Majrelende

Majrelende wrote

Most of the newer books are foraging guides, but there are a few introductory guides to random topics, too— I would rather not get too in depth. Most of the texts on anarchism I have read are e-books from the Anarchist Library which I would rather not print— and if I did so by hand, I would probably have memorised it by the time it was finished, so there are quite a few books I want to read and always forget about.

That might actually be helpful, though, if I knew any other anarchists in the area.

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Majrelende wrote

I have been interested in radio for a while, and while I plan to try to actually experiment one day, I still have much to learn about electrical engineering and such.

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Majrelende wrote

I feel safer leaping out of the way whenever someone holds up a camera. It is probably not that reliable, but it should at least be helpful. The police or other dedicated people might be able piece together a face if you try to cover it with hands (if not the forearm or sleeve) but I think avoiding photographs or at least looking away is, at the very least, less worrisome. Maybe it would help to carry some sort of mask, too, but that might be considered too suspicious and lead to arrest or beating or whatever.

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Majrelende wrote

I was thinking recently about the left and right and concluded that a general rule is that the right moulds the individual to fit society and the left moulds society to fit the individual. In theory, if you believe the laws of capitalist economic theory to be universal, then it would appear firmly left-wing. But seeing the reality of the mental and physical health issues arising from work and neoliberalism— as well as the numerous attempts to cover them up— it is, in reality, a right-wing ideology masquerading as left.

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Reply to comment by Majrelende in Elizabeth Warren shirt by alex

Majrelende wrote

It also comes out to -(capitalism) = -(theft) - rules, or the opposite of capitalism is giving and anarchy. This might actually be a useful tool. Or maybe I am just deluding myself...?

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Majrelende wrote

Raddle is fine— I am mostly describing the type of sites and such that blast advertisements in the users’ faces or tries to make them feel as if what they have is inadequate or... etc. I also come more for discussion and exploration of ideas than necessarily for the news.

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Majrelende wrote (edited )

There are two things, which probably help my mental health more than any wider goal: staying away from capitalistic media and trying to rely on that system as little as possible. The latter generally involves foraging and DIY-type activities for whatever I can, such as trying to make clothing from nettle.

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Majrelende wrote (edited )

I have personally not tried watercress, but I would guess that it is redeemable with some experimenting. Parsnip, for example, tastes bitter, metallic, and powdery raw— at least for me— but when it is cooked with oil until it turns brown, it is crunchy, sweet, and almost floral. I have too found that some who find raw arugula unpalatable love it sautéed.

Besides that, the way you describe it gives me the impression that it is used raw— I have read before that raw watercress may carry liver fluke, which is likely somewhat undesirable.

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Majrelende wrote (edited )

For a while, I thought so for myself, but I might have been wrong as of recent times.

I am generally on the other side of the continuum— I find it hard to connect with people because I am easily intimidated by even mildly personal questions, which can lead to vague and insubstantial discussion and eventually nothing.

From my experience, at least, it can be easier if you already know of someone with common interests to talk with and only speak personally once you feel comfortable speaking together— it removes the difficulty of having to find a foothold on a well-sanded hillside.

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Reply to Friday Free Talk by alex

Majrelende wrote

The garden probably grew an equal volume of parsnips as it could have squash— next year, I expect more of the same, considering the two dry second-year stalks looming over from the meadow.

Never mind what I said recently about aspen wood and ink. Pens made from aspen will turn to mush within a few days.

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Majrelende wrote

After a week of winter, now it is mushy and wet and cold, and the weeds are dying out, but it should be wonderful nevertheless.

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