NeoliberalismKills

NeoliberalismKills wrote

“We’ve always done it this way,” Parker said. “She was an addict and we just used her as an informant like we’ve done a million times before. Looking back, it’s easy to say, ‘What if?’”

Jesus Christ, to be so brazen denying someone's humanity. Unsurprising? No. Enough to make you choke on your rage every time though.

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NeoliberalismKills wrote

And the violence necessary to deal with 5 people would violate the State's monopoly on (lethal) violence and likely see you caged for a very long time.

I imagine myself calling cops if someone is trying to break into my house or if someone is being stalked. Do I think it'll do anything? No. But if it escalates then you're less likely to face legal repercussions protecting yourself or them.

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NeoliberalismKills wrote

I tend to agree with you, Tequila. I think primitivism started as purely a critique and Tucker and Zerzan have turned it into a program relatively recently. In one of Tucker's podcasts (don't remember which episode) he mentions he (maybe Zerzan too) thinks the work of critique is done and it's time to start saying what needs to be done. Part of the reason I use anti-civ rather than primitivist myself. But I'd be glad to hear arguments that say otherwise.

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NeoliberalismKills wrote

I'm sure you already have it, but the leftist project is about forcing other people to live like they want. I'm convinced they project their colonial ambitions onto anti-civ anarchists. Which is why they're incapable of seeing it is a critical framework and not a political project.

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NeoliberalismKills wrote

Maybe I'm just a conspiracy theorist but at this point I'm 100% convinced the ruling classes know full well they'll have to violently crush the inevitable insurrections that occur as climate catastrophe ramps up. What better way to maintain control than having two armed to the teeth armies (cops and the actual army) instead of one? I guess they could make sure everyone's needs we're met, that would go further, but be more expensive for the rich than getting everyone to pay for the cops.

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NeoliberalismKills wrote

Unfortunately, their decline (along with many others) is something I've been able to watch in real time. It was only 25 years ago I remember seeing them in relative abundance as a youngster.

It's taken a few years of actively avoiding everything that isn't grass as I mow to get milkweed in my yard. But this year I have 3 plants growing and hope it'll continue. That assumes one of the neighbors doesn't call the cops on me for a 3rd time for "tall grass" and "noxious" weeds. Fuck you City of (redacted).

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NeoliberalismKills wrote

Yeah. I hated the article. Seemed to say we better turn schools into maximum security prisons to keep everyone safe.

But that's always the answer for liberals, combined with gun control that'll never stop any of this from happening, since these guys almost always have legally obtained firearms.

Conservatives go with give everyone a gun and turn schools into a maximum security prison. Which is ironic considering the inmates aren't armed in every other prison.

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NeoliberalismKills wrote

I tend to think it'll take a few generations too. That said. I don't think humans understand the upcoming climate apocalypse as much as they think they do. Every. Single. Headline is faster than expected. And we cannot possibly fathom every single interconnection that'll disintegrate as climate warming accelerates. It wouldn't shock me in the least if something all of a sudden takes 3 years to happen that scientists thought would take 50 and food can only be grown in very narrow pockets and indoors and there's a massive die off.

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NeoliberalismKills wrote

Reply to Hey, primmies by mofongo

It's wild. They're incapable of engaging in good faith. Ask them what they'll do if people won't choose to die in the mines and devastate their local ecosystems and they won't even answer. Just accuse you of ableism.

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NeoliberalismKills wrote

Yes, but Democrats have zero fight in them and Sinema and Machin are Republicans who ran with the Democratic Party. In other words, it's never going to happen.

And if it did, by the time it got done they'd be a year away from elections, Republicans will stall, Democrats won't fight and the role would get filled by the next Republican president.

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