SleeperCylon wrote

We talked about how important it is to connect with her son, not directly so much about the alt-right politics and debate them, but go deep underneath to what the pain, confusion and anger is that is in his heart.

Wait, so he didn't just called the son a fucking Melt, blocked the mom and moved on? Crazy!

so many young white men are being spoken directly to by the alt-right, being given a narrative that places that in the world, gives meaning to their lives, and enemies all around them to blame for their pain and anger.

Yeah, the "alt-right" is spreading their message and connecting with ordinary people everywhere, on every platform, these days. And the left is really nowhere to be seen. It's a sad development.


SleeperCylon wrote (edited )

Mastodon seems fresh and modern! But all these different instances makes it feel overwhelming. How do I know I'll join the "right" instance? What happens if my instance gets taken down? Can my friends join my instance or could they suddenly close registrations for my instance?


SleeperCylon wrote (edited )

Thanks for the reply! I actually already knew about Gnu social as I've been using Quitter (a twitter replacement) for some time (tbh I've mostly been lurking there) which is built around that platform.

What about more forum-like websites?

I'm asking because I want to join and interact with more like-minded people, but also for inspiration as I am working on creating an online community for leftists myself.