Styx

Styx wrote

Was this ever an anarchist zine? Because I hear you on the tankie shit, but in what universe do fucking anarchists urge people to burn books, recommend 'seeking professional help' and agree with 'jocks'??

Weird hang-ups about Gladwell and the subtle art of not giving a fuck. Why even care about any of these?

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Styx wrote

Yeah I read that as you saying that I must be content with how things are because I don't want to do what you think is important. Sorry for the misunderstanding.

But to be clear, I didn't say 'don't do anything.' I said talking to racists mostly makes them better at hiding their racism, as opposed to removing it. In my experience, it's counterproductive.

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Styx wrote

Reply to by acabacab

That's not what doxxing is, but yeah, it's a weird post.

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Styx wrote (edited )

It seems like a completely hopeless situation. Many many dead bodies will pave the way towards any change.

It's a minor point, but I just want to say do not stockpile abortion pills as recommended here -- unless you are part of some organisation that is going to distribute them to those who need them. Have enough for one, maybe two abortions (although even this might be excessive; it's highly unlike that you'll get pregnant again immediately after having an abortion), but not more. The stockpiling of abortion pills might lead to shortages and those who need them immediately won't be able to get them in a timely manner.

Most importantly: please please be extra careful with your sources. This situation is going to be abused by absolutely everybody from religious freaks, who just want to see you rot in prison, to all kinds of grifters who'll send you anything but what you need.

Plan C comes up frequently as a reliable organisation, so look into it if needed. If you worry about money, there are plenty of organisations and private entities that will be happy to cover your expenses -- but be careful with them too.

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Styx wrote

That being said, if you're not interested in changing the situation/relationship/anything then, I guess that's that.

Well then go and try it yourself, evidently for the first time in your life, how it is to deal with racism among your people and workplace -- and indeed, within you -- and see how it goes.

In any case, fuck off with your emotional blackmail.

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Styx wrote

Reply to comment by subrosa in Friday Free Talk! by gone_to_croatan

Good English passé is. Norms subvert! Chaos embrace! Anarchy make! Some good sleep nonetheless get!

(Yup, all I know about German word order comes from nerds insisting that reading Kafka in German is an entirely different experience).

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Styx wrote (edited )

This is not about a specific statement but about the underlining racist drive that their 'series' of reviews of CRT demonstrate. By their own admission, they have always 'hated' CRT and so now they have decided to review individual articles to see if their hate was justified. Pretty much every single dense legal paper that they have reviewed so far was somehow deficient and unsatisfactory because it didn't address what Blurp2 think is essential to resolving racism: 1. White men marrying black women 2. The abolition of plea deals.

Every legal scholar of colour somehow doesn't get the 'real' problem of racism. Only Blurp2 and one very white legal scholar (the plea deal guy) have good ideas. Also, even 8-year-old kids, in their view, would easily resolve racism, unlike legal scholars of colour who have spent their lives studying how racism affects the legal system in the US.

This brings us to really bizarre disturbing shit that comes out of them: 'White people' are those who 'do not marry black women' (yes, read that again) and thus, in their view, Asians, Latinos, Muslims (etc.) are white and not otherised and subjected to racism in the US. My absolute favourite was their theory that they are practically a black person because the US has a one drop policy and since we all come from Africa, we are all black people.

Blurp2 is an unhinged racist who might not use slurs, but who continually downplays the real causes of racism and implies that anything people of colour do or think is just a verbose fluff with very little to add to the conversations about race.

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Styx wrote

I was going to say, "textbook racism" is the expression of the belief or attitude that one color is better than another. Isn't it? I've never said anything like that.

You don't need to say anything. One of your opening lines in your first review was 'I have always hated CRT' -- who do you think says shit like that, racists or anti-racists?

White guys do not marry black women. And that's how you know who's white: you look at who's not marrying black women. Sure, it's a new definition - but it leads to a real solution, instead of more whack-a-mole.

Of course, because if white men are not doing something then it doesn't exist... in the minds of racists, eh?

One of the more eminent professors I contacted, while he wouldn't comment on the plan, did say he'd seen similar schemes before. So I'm really not the first.

And you took someone saying 'I'm not going to comment on it, but I have heard about it before' as a ringing endorsement??? And then you have the audacity to say:

The sharpest minds in sociology have had nothing valuable to say about racism.

Do you think we're making progress? I don't.

No, we absolutely are not. With this one, I agree. After all, here we are on an anarchist site where we every day talk about how hierarchies and power relations destroy everything and yet we are indulging a FUCKING RACIST.

Now fuck off. Seriously do us a favour and fuck off somewhere else. What you are spewing here is deeply disturbing stuff.

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Styx wrote (edited )

Ok, I'll be honest with you. I think you are deeply depressed and this bullshit gives you some dopamine kick. Just like Qanon gives it to fash people. For this, I honestly feel very sorry for you and I truly hope you'll find some healthier relief.

But everything you type here is one giant textbook racism, minus the slurs. If you really want to find a cure for racism start with yourself and think very deeply about what has led you to believe that nobody else, least of all the people who were/are the direct victims of racism and who had/have spent their entire lives and careers studying its impact on the US legal system, ever came up with anything clever to say about racism, and how come it's just you and another old white man who know what needs to be done.

The very idea that you think that nobody was able to poke a 'real hole' into your glorious plan of more white men marrying black women is so divorced from reality that I don't even know where to start poking holes into it. So I just say this: Interracial marriages are at their all-time high ever since they've become legal and yet, as things stand, it's highly possible that they'll be made illegal again in the very near future. So what gives then?

It's almost as if there were political and economic interests in cultivating and preserving racism, but why address that, eh? What would poor Blurp2 do if they couldn't determine who gets to call themselves a person of colour or when is the appropriate time to stop calling racists out.

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Styx wrote

Abortion is a shit show; it is murder, yet not allowing for it to be made available can be considered unacceptable control, and usually of the governmental type. The best solution then is to discourage abortion and unsafe sex on the social level, but not ban them through the use of State-sanctioned force.

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Styx wrote (edited )

All the articles except the first two were by people I would call white.

Yeah but that's the problem here. You are the only person in the entire US of A who'd call them 'white.' It's impossible to find the specific shade of Alan Freeman (a very common name), but Matsuda is an Asian woman and Delgado is a Latino man.

So do your math again and then consider why only the one indisputably white man gets such a glowing review from you and every person of colour barely gets a pass. Doesn't that remind you of something?

RADDLE, I ASK AGAIN: WHY ARE WE ALLOWING A LITERAL RACIST TO POLLUTE EVERY RACE RELATED FORUM HERE? JUST CHECK WHAT THEY DID TO f/race

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Styx wrote (edited )

✋ I got a question: Could the fact that this Dr. Alschuler is a white man, unlike all those other CRT people you've been awarding 2-3 out 5 stars, influence your fondness for his legal scholarship?

These legal stars, men those on the left revere to this day, couldn't just say: preventing people from eating at a public restaurant because of their color is wrong. They couldn't do that. They had to twist and turn and wriggle around verbally.

Raddle, why the fuck do we continue tolerating this??

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Styx wrote (edited )

Welcome to raddle!

Well, my rule of thumb is that if the source that's being posted (article, zine, video, etc.) has an anarchist bend then it should be posted to f/anarcha_feminism and if it's something just concerning feminism/women in general but without an explicit anarchist angle (such as the current Roe v Wade debate) then it goes here to f/feminism.

But this is not something to worry about too much. You won't get banned or have your posts deleted if you don't stick to this; the worst that could happen is someone suggesting a more suitable forum.

I made this comment mainly because anarcha-feminism seems to be a very much dead affair with only very few recent discussions and so when something comes up, such as this interview, in which two anarchists discuss the anarchist involvement in the passing of Roe v Wade, it at least gives you a hope that anarcha-feminism isn't entirely a moribund project.

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Styx OP wrote (edited )

Reply to comment by Fool in PSA by Styx

3 out of 8 use them as nouns. Can't find a single one used as a verb there. But then, I can't English to save my life...

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Styx wrote (edited )

Ok, I apologise. I thought you were reposting someone else's article and not yours and I really regret not taking a few breaths before I reacted to it.

It's just you are posting this here a day after Roe v Wade was stricken down. Whether you like it or not, identity politics matter very much and yes, there'll be many well-meaning and not so well-meaning people who will abuse them for their fash purposes. Saying fuck identity politics because it devolved into petty bickering is choosing to pick the low-hanging fruit from a forest that has almost burned down completely.

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