ShadesPath

ShadesPath wrote

Funny enough, 2020 was the safest year for schools in terms of shootings and other forms of violence. Only 10 shootings throughout the entire year with whole months being shooting-free. A huge record low for the U.S. So far, in 2021, there have been 29 total shootings to date, 21 of which occurred within the last 4 months. Now, I'm not an expert but I kinda feel like quarantine had something to do with it.

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ShadesPath wrote

Reply to comment by moonlune in Fuck the metaverse by ziq

There's a difference between alienation and separation due to various circumstances. Alienation involves othering and a subsequent segregation. Take how technology, as opposed to being utilized as a means of improving the quality of life of everyone, is seen as a luxury item for those that can pay for it, making the absence of it a marker of being low class. Further, those who thrive without technology are often portrayed as being alien in some way, having qualities that "normal" people don't have to the point that people aren't capable of seeing themselves as having the ability to thrive without tech. This is intentional as tech became another way for higher powers to oppress people. So alienation is never good, it's oppression.

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ShadesPath wrote

Reply to comment by bloodrose in Fuck the metaverse by ziq

The issue isn't that technology alienates people as much as humans have, throughout our history, used various societal advancements to alienate and leave behind "undesirables". The current state of technology is very much the product of the authoritarian-capitalist environment it was raised up in.

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ShadesPath wrote

I believe it comes from various interviews with sex offenders and anecdotes about men of authority where the common denominator is the vulnerability that young people have and the power those men have that enables their predation. However, non-offending people often show that having attractions to children is something that just happens as most non-offending do understand why they shouldn't have such attractions but can't seem to get rid of it.

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ShadesPath wrote

You don't have to police your emotions but it's not healthy to be this upset over an internet argument especially when you consistently get into internet arguments and a lot of them end up with you getting mad at whoever you're arguing with. I say just let it all go, man, and do something that's worth the emotions you're feeling.

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ShadesPath wrote

Love all the criticisms y'all but this was meant for an entire community. Your arguments against this only work if you assume this was meant to function as solely an anarchist structure. Keep in mind, it's still a bad idea given that groups that have functioned like this in the past tend to dissolve or splinter due to internal strifes brought about by the "trickle-down" nature of the structure and the slow accumulation of power the elected tend to gain but arguing that its bad because it isn't anarchist isn't gonna work because it isn't meant to be anarchist.

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