Notech

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Notech wrote

When I label someone as "white", all I mean is "their position in the social hierarchy & the effects that has had, not anything essential about their biology".

Yet the existence of whiteness and phrenology is all about trying very hard to prove that "white race" is superior. You are doing the service by using this argument, Edmund the Fascist.

I'm not trying to make any genetic distinction of any kind, just find a label for the appearance category that has unfair privileges.

Your last dozen or so posts were just asserting that the 'white race' is genetically exist. Shut the fuck up fascist.

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Notech wrote

Shut up troll and go back to your basement.

I don't care if you call me a spic for fucks sake. I can't fathom how there are people who don't want to even accept the reality that there are races. I'm liberal as fuck, but this shit is insane.

Nice little Freudian slip on calling yourself that, cuz from beginning of this convo til now nobody called you and your comrade any slur. Funny that we do have some liberals on here and none of them pointed out about the race thing.

Whoever you are, doing pretty bad job at trolling.

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Notech wrote

I'm strictly asserting that people of European descent tend to have lighter skin tones and more similar eye shape compared to other homo sapiens from other parts of the world.

That doesn't make them a separate race. You were using that as a justification of the "white" race? What? Italians and Greeks have darker skin than Scandinavians, does that mean they are a separated 'race' now that your definition changed into strange fucking example of phrenology, with facial structure and details.

I'm not asserting they had, have, or should have a unity of purpose, nor that they had, have, or should have any kind of superiority of any kind over other homo sapiens, nor that they have been humane in their treatment of each other or others.

The whole history of the construction for 'white race' is to assert to the rest of the world that white people were superior. Like, that's their entire fucking purpose of existence for whiteness. And you are veering dangerously close to the territory of white supremacy. Are you very sure you are not an anarchist?

If someone with skin tone like mine says, "I don't see color", they get blasted for being blind to bigoted treatment of people with different skin tones. So now I'm saying, "I see color", I recognize a difference between whites and blacks, and whites and Latinos, and so forth, and I'm looking for ways non-whites are mistreated and trying to do what I can. And now you're screaming at me for using the term white at all.

Cuz skin tones don't make any fucking sense. Ask yourselves, says you do think skin tones make difference, why the fuck don't you consider Siberian indigenous tribes or Mongolian as "whites" despise their skin tones are as white as your? What about us Natives, you call our people "redskin", while Latinx is brown despise we're both fucking brown skinned (holy fuck I love how you lumped the hegemonic name Latinx as a single fucking race, completely regardless of the colonial history that assimilated hundreds of indigenous tribes into, what is called today as, "Latinx")

What alternative term would you have me use in its place to described the privileged - but not necessarily wealthy - class of people in the US?

Call them the working class, prole, whatever the fuck is apt for their current situation. Are fucking kidding me that you're gonna call people as "white" now based on their class? Jesus fucking Christ. Am I talking to a fash right now?

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Notech wrote

Not a fan of accelerationism, however this terrible economical and political climate have radicalizes my family faster than I could ever do for them in my life. My sibling used to be a bootlicker, then yesterday she told me that she became a radical feminist, I was pretty happy but that's also kinda a red flag, what if she become a terf/swerf and I asked her about trans right and felt quite a relief that she support trans right. Though my sib is still on the fence about sex work, but I could guide her about that. We had very nice and long discussion about trans culture and stuff, I was still kind of cringe when she used 'transsexual' instead of just trans women or trans men, but languages could be change, and more importantly she use the correct pronounces for the trans radical feminists like Sylvia Rivera we discussed.

My mom became the next person to be radicalized. In a way. She stumbled upon BLM videos, the Eric Garner's and Oscar Grant's protests and speeches in NYC and Baltimore. She had a very emotional discussion with my sib and me about it. Both of them support BLM and other black liberation movements, which is a great relief cuz my mother was a hardcore liberal.

My dad is still a tankie, but lately he becomes less queerphobic, still misgender me and my cousin but at least he now thinks queer and trans people have the same rights as everyone else. He also become active again in Communist Party of Canada. He has a strange life history, at one point in his life he did gun running and caching on the rez to fund the CPC operations, and he only dissed all the guns and changed to drug business after the October Crisis. But he liked to tell us that he's only a hardworking electrician.

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Notech wrote

Caucasian?

lmao Caucasian is a name for several minor ethnic groups of Ulric and Slavic from Caucasian mountain ranges. Which is ironic now whitey call themselves "Caucasian" cuz Hitler and Western Europeans at the time didn't consider Slavic people as 'white', millions were murdered during Holocaust. Learn some fucking real geography, whitey.

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Notech wrote

lmao this whole post is a non sequitur. Okay, I'm sure the scientists also label magpie as a "bird race" separated from crows just because they look different and eat different! No, dumb shit they are all Corvus. Just like every mother fucker on this planet, we're all Homo sapiens.

Learn some fucking science, hard scientist.

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Notech wrote

I like how you throw a net over the entire continent and call it a singular race. No, Europe isn't a single hegemony of whiteness. If white was a race, why did the Holocaust happened? What about the current segregation and discrimination against Roma people? What about the colonialism against indigenous Sammi? Catalonian? Basque? Aragonese? Breton? Why do the Irish still fight for Northern Ireland? Why do Welsh and Scots fight for independence?

Calling Europe as a singular "white race" shows not just your ignorance against its genocidal and brutal history of your people, not to mention the cruel Latinization by the Romans against indigenous Germanic and Gaelic tribes, or is it to you, they are "the same people"?

For fuck sake, please educate yourself, you are talking like one of those fash right now.

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Notech wrote

On Lotto, it's a heavy and emotional movie, based on real story of a trans woman who ran the lotto camp. IIRC in Southern Vietnam, lotto camps are often operated by trans women in history dated back to colonial time. When I first watched I wasn't familiar with the culture and found it was quite a shock, but my friend explained the whole culture to me and it's even more depressing.

So the movie story is about trans women surviving in the extreme hostile environment in the society dealing with transphobic, transmisogyny and violence. And they only find peace in the lotto camp where they are respected and take care of each other. So the story is about Le Lieu (approx how we spell her name in English), she was abused and harassed by her family and one time was forced to marry someone and had kid, very heavy stuff. If you weren't familiar with 3rd world's culture it's extremely offensive stuff. But then she ran away and was welcomed by the lotto camp. And she grew up and become the camp head, watching over other members of the camp. So what happened was she rescued a kid when she was young, and they both grew up become lovers. But it was tough love because he hid his emotion and ashamed that he was in love with a trans woman. So yeah the story points out with a lot of transphobic stuff in their society. Then her kid before she came out came looking for her. And whole lots of other stuff.

It's a very heavy movie. But it's probably the only movie, in all history of cinema that features real life and story of trans women, with trans women casts.

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Notech wrote (edited )

Thanks for the correction. I think your word salafi jihadism is more accurate. Almost no Muslims call themselves "Islamists" and it was only being used referred toward extreme jihadists. Sadly that word is now the de-facto catch-all word for liberals and fash to refer to Muslims. I'll edit my comment, thanks again for the correction.

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Notech wrote

It's a budget Vietnamese movie released on their country's channel. I was couch surfing at a friend and she recommended it, which how I got the only online version link to it with subtitle.

http://www.vtv16.com/phim/lo-to-i1-4877

I'm still finding a way to download it but the JWplayer thing is so hard to bypass.

Furie will be on Netflix sometime next month so I think it'll be released on Flixtor.to or YMovies.tv

The Night Comes For Us is on all those torrent sites.

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Notech wrote (edited )

The right think Islam is appealing to them, they hate Islam on the surface level but deep down right wing think salafi-jihadists have a lot of core agreement with how they fuck the world. I've met a fash who converted to be a Muslim because he think underage arranged marriage is apt. There's a lot of overlaps between fascism and salafi-jihadism.

However the problem is fash doesn't distinguish those from ordinary Muslims, many whom secular most likely to become leftists and anarchists. But I guess fash doesn't give a shit about anyone's life as long as they could push their dangerous ideology.

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Notech wrote

Recent weird obsession with SE Asian cinema, especially their martial art movies. Quite a real refresh from the typical American action stuff. Another thing is these low budget movies opened plenty of room for empowering women and working class. I saw The Night Comes For Us, an extreme gory movie that has a part screaming ACAB, Furie which just released, featuring gansta woman actor, Lotto, which is an all trans women casts.