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Reply to comment by Splinglebot in Friday Free Talk by vMU9

Splinglebot wrote

well, eating plants directly as opposed to feeding animals to eat recycled plant matter is still reducing harm even if you're concerned about the plants

but 90% of people making that argument don't care about the plants

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Reply to comment by Splinglebot in We pinky swear, you guys!!! by ziq

Splinglebot wrote

well its true anyone new who joins raddle will after a few weeks look into a mirror to discover that they've always been ziq and just hadn't realise it #weareallziq

it's just a testament to how accepting the community is of trans-ziqs that it helps people uncover the ziq-dysphoria they've been unconsciously suppressing their whole lives

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Reply to fucktherich by ziq

Splinglebot wrote

you know on the whole I'd rather not but if that's really what you're into ... look I don't want to kink shame, but that's a little, uh ... you know what just make sure they pay well

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Reply to Friday Free Talk by vMU9

Splinglebot wrote

slowly coming to terms with the possibility that I might not be quite as cis as I always assumed I was

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Splinglebot wrote

I lean toward illegalism because I have nothing but contempt for any human being who claims to hold authority over me. My attitude toward bosses, officials, and the like is: "You're only human. You're no more than my equal. It's not obedience or allegiance I owe you, but a boot in the ass for having the temerity to suggest that you are somehow my superior."

frame this

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Reply to comment by Splinglebot in I'm done with the left by Raven

Splinglebot wrote

What are you talking about? Are you implying the Left is the end all of anti-capitalist and anti-statist thought and action (or lack thereof).

yes, most people seem to think this - at least most people on the left do. Not being left means you're pro-capitalist by definition in their mind

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Splinglebot wrote

I didn't mean to suggest that there's "magically no one at fault", just that the problem is deeper than just a few individual people and that just removing these people isn't going to solve it. We all contribute to the system by participating in it, and we all replicate it (albeit most of us have very little choice in the matter)

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Splinglebot wrote

But if you'd rather claim that Jeff Bezos isn't a cause or contributor in any fashion to any of our current economic climate, I'll ask you a question: who is? Who is the great historical evil capitalist who somehow brainwashed hundreds of millions of people across history to be terrible to each other against their will?

nobody in particular because it's the structure that's the problem not necessarily the individual people. There isn't any one individual that "brainwashed hundreds of millions of people across history" but a gradual process of socialization - many individuals over time that contributed to the development of the system as it exists today

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