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Reply to comment by /u/transhumancom in Friday Free Talk by /u/ThreadBot

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

We are resilient, and death is final. The fact of time's passing provides a glimmer of the sense that it might pass towards something less shit.

And when there isn't even that working for us, for me there's the fact that I care about some of the people in this world, and that I might be able to help them to suffer less through this.

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

When I got these guys to put in a new windshield with tinting in my car, it stank for two weeks.

I realised that it was the tinting that reeked, so I got them to take it off. But then it started leaking water in around the edges.

Then on a particularly sunny day the now-tintless windshield worked like a magnifying glass, concentrating the light on my grandma's clothing and she lit on fire.

I just wanted a new windshield with cool tinting and now I have a charred dead grandmother.

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

This works, there's also the meta chat (see w/chat) for reporting these things.

I delete all that junk when I see it, but I don't see all of it. I assume the other admins do the same, and moderators do it for the spaces they curate. None of us want that junk around and so it's de facto policy to get rid of it.

For anybody who isn't aware, there's a global moderation log that can be seen by clicking the link to it in this sidebar.

As yet there isn't a way for the average user to see the global ban list; there are usually a handful per day.

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Tequila_Wolf wrote (edited )

I try to establish reliable sources and I do tend to give credence to other sources that work within those frameworks, just because I don't have the capacity to investigate everything and because within those frameworks there is often a certain assumed level of critical thought required. I'd like to think that I would withhold my belief in the assertions made by a meme, and am often curating what I post here by refraining from posting stuff here that seems iffy. It's quite pleasant to post about something and be corrected, though.

I'd hope it's the practice of everyone here to take all internet assertions with a grain of salt at least.

In the case of the infographic mentioned, it seems like one factor in the response there was that people got their backs up when being asked to give sources and responded in a kind of 'dig their heels in' way. While it's unrealistic to expect someone reposting a meme from elsewhere to come up with a set of sources for the information on that meme, it was probably counterproductive for them to repost the meme in the first place.

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

I'm not sure why they left just based on a disagreement with you. Seems quite a strong response; hopefully they are OK and they come back.

I do think that anarcho-syndicalism is an actual form of anarchism, and that some socialisms are compatible with some anarchisms. I also think that you might have misunderstood each other, perhaps because of a lack of clarity around their use of 'voting' and 'power structures', for example.

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

Well, according to Forbes humanity is going to be starved by 2050, so I feel like we don't have to worry so much...

But if things end up continuing to last and make sense in present terms, I'm hoping to be part of a community of people who I live among and who take care of each other.

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

And I think, for starters, go learn how capitalism works, and, also, don’t think of resistance to colonial violence as necessarily being inspired by Marxism, because the Haitian Revolution happened how many years before Marx was born? People of color across the world have been resisting white supremacy, have been resisting capitalism prior to Karl Marx synthesizing history the way that he did and applied a set of theory to the particular kind of resistances that people had, or, prior to anarchism, describing social organizations in a particular way and historicizing the ways in which people were living and existing. I mean, non-white folks have been existing in kind of organized societal structures longer than nation-states have been a thing. I think people need to not buy into this white supremacist and really Eurocentric understanding of human development, of social development that does revolve around participation in nation-states.

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

I like the case of Richard Spencer, and I think it's quite possible that if various antifa groups shut down people like Spencer and Yiannopolous with bullets rather than fists in a targeted and clear way that fashy people would be driven even further into political insignificance.

When it comes to leaders of countries and people with significant political clout within ' respectable' liberal politics, like Trump or Obama, murdering them would likely greenlight Friedman style shock capitalist crackdowns of dissent that may do more harm to preferable anarchist futures than not. (This is before we remember that replacing Trump would just mean that Pence is in charge). So I don't know what would be best there, but I suspect that the right conditions for propaganda of the deed would be rare. Which is why we don't see more of it.

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

If anybody happens to know the differences in position between aragorn and nathan, I'd be interested. Aside from their different life choices, and in spite of the bookchinist NAASN description, I understand both of them to be 'second wave' anarchists, one being a postanarchist and the other being whatever Aragorn is ( - "Pure Black"?).