Majrelende

Reply to Friday Free Talk by vMU9

Majrelende wrote (edited )

With Autumn here, I have been starting to try to to identify and collect wild roots to use over the winter, but I am always afraid to try them. As far as I know, there are no hemlocks in the area, but it still scares me.

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Majrelende wrote (edited )

Age of consent is already quite cultural— even if the laws go away, people will still be disgusted by paedophilia and make attempts to prevent it. Murder is often considered unacceptable not because there are laws in place but because it disgusts people— the same applies to age-of-consent cases. There does not have to be an “official” age of consent, but it could instead be culturally defined— for example, if you asked around a town, the average answer might be “18”.

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Majrelende wrote

Find out why there is a mob, and if you have somehow hurt a large number of people in some way, apologise, recognise your mistakes, and try to find a reasonable solution.

If the mob is acting out of malice or some other irrational cause, do your best to show them where they were mistaken.

If that does not work, get help from those who you know will support you and protect you.

As a last resort, leave.

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Reply to Friday Free Talk by alex

Majrelende wrote

The climate strike was fine, though one of the more enthusiastic protestors was a politician encouraging people to do nothing and hope for the best.

One of the more memorable signs said, Ecocide is Genocide. Another went, Save our home! and others others went with the traditional There Is No Planet B.

I heard no anarchist voices, though one person was relatively radical in their statements by advocating for a great decrease in consumption.

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Majrelende wrote (edited )

On Raddle, f/Anarchism has 1,542 accounts. I imagine that includes a few alts, as well as some overlap with r/Anarchism on Reddit, which has 139,846 accounts at the time of writing. If we assume that there are as many anarchists not using Reddit as there are people who do not claim to be anarchist on r/Anarchism and that half of those who call themselves anarchists are not, that means there are probably at least 70,000 anarchists in the world. However, this is probably only a tiny fraction of the actual number of anarchists in existence.

If any of my assumptions seemed wrong, please point them out, and if there are any other social media platforms I should check, please tell me.

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Majrelende wrote

I am just going to take, take, take, take and never contribute. What prevents me from doing this? What prevents me from taking a lot of your stuff and reselling it for profit?

This is called theft. It is not considered acceptable in a mutualist society, and neither is it in an anti-market anarchist one.

In this case, people would probably stop giving to you.

There is also the culture to consider. If the cultural image of happiness is an excess of material wealth, that is what people are going to think they want, whether they actually want it or not. However, if the cultural image of happiness is non-material or nonexistent, this will be much less of a problem.

Incompetence, mistakes, human errors

It makes no sense for someone to ask someone to write code for them if they are incompetent— neither does it make sense for them to write without any effort if they agreed to do so.

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Majrelende wrote

I do have hope still that this vision of Raddle might come about, but I know that I will never be welcome in such a possible future.

I am a bit confused. Would you be willing to explain?

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Majrelende wrote (edited )

A cultish faith in things such as statism, capitalism, compromise, and “green industry” to save humanity from itself. Humans, at least in civilised society, often seem ignore the most obvious solutions to problems in favour of making up something new which will quite certainly save us from whatever problem we created before without actually addressing why the problem exists in the first place.

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