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Yeah but do you have any examples of anything you're claiming? Or should I just take your word for it? I'm a bigot, probably some sort of racist microaggression that I'm not enjoying your posts on this forum? I'm probably a just another lying-pseud-bigot-pig-troll-purist who is getting very pwn'd right now...

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You can't call yourself an anarchist while not having any anarchistic qualities. National-anarchism is an oxymoron and a joke

Small ethnostate β‰  anarchist society

I really can't take it seriously, perhaps it's just a way for fascists to distance themselves from the history of fascism ...

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By pseudo-geographic I mean, that online spaces represent a space, that each space is connected and has cross influence, although raddle has a great deal of homogeneity throughout the forums since a lot of people participate in a borderless fashion die to browsing all/new there are people who focus on particular forums and influence the forums culture and general atmosphere, I mean it also in an almost deleuzian way as well, where there are flows of influence and rhizomatic structure. But you can see it as anti-intelectual if you want honestly I don't care it seems like a bad faith argument to me. But sure I'm sure that people not looking at your forum is basically apartheid lmao, sounds rough.

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for bringing up the fact that people can't write at a high school level in defense of their beliefs...

The thing I am specifically critical of is the idea that someone who hasn't graduated highschool isn't worth of being engaged with in conversation on this site, a lot of pretty articulate people never graduated highschool. Regardless of how articulate someone is it's not really fair to assume someone is ignorant just based on their schooling, especially to strangers online where you don't know their experiences with the topics at hand. I am especially critical of saying that someone is invalid because I view highschool as almost more of an ideological machine then education, something that even in my limited understanding of zen seems inherently incompatible.

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Not down with people talking down to people for their level of formal education, a lot of people who may have not graduated have intimate knowledge and are often experts in fields not touched upon by education,

There's lots of fields for instance where women were excluded from academia for instance but had a much deeper knowledge of the subject matter through oral tradition and lived experience,

It's frustrating to not receive a positive reaction to posts, but also keep in mind that a lot of people browse /all and /new... And I think people don't generally respond well to accusatory posts.

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The cult of personality issue is a huge issue with a lot of so called anarchist leaning spaces I've been involved with, where a few people always become dominant/dominating voices in conversations ...

Situations where people feel anxious about being heard or where some people are flexing their power within a group to steer decisions that don't affect them as much as their actions affect others, things sometimes can turn decidedly non anarchistic, and the people who are usually more interested in more open ended conversations can often feel disillusioned and withdraw from the group

I do see an issue with a sense of ownership over forums on this site, and people using some forums as their personal soap boxes, as much as I think it's important for people to have moments where they can be very loud and visible. There is also something very important about taking time to learn the dynamics of a space before participating... Not to say that someone always has to act in accordance with an etiquette... But more that they can see the general atmosphere of a forum.

I think In the way this side is divided into different forums, wikis, pages, bios, could be seen as almost pseudogeographic. It's interesting how the way people interact with the intersections of these spaces really do a lot to create the actual experience of using this site, In a sense there is a hierarchy to the way these pages are organized and even the nature of comments and posts being ranked numerically could be described as hierarchical, although these numbers don't really mean that much, I do find myself at times interacting with these metrics in a kind of way that I was trying to escape in other social spaces.

Maybe it's only human to desire validation, but In a sense the anonymity of the validation is kind of alienating, and I find myself responding to it in ways I don't consider entirely healthy.

I try to participate in raddle in a way that others on this site as well as myself would find to be positive. I think the limits of the site to cause some issues but they also make the site what it is.

Also these things seem to come in waves.

Lots more I want to talk about on this thread, but I'm pretty busy rn!

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The thing I loved about depending on blogs to find music was that each one had a special type of curation, and you could often go back years, I would often find a band on one blog, and search for other blogs that also referenced that band, often finding a web of influence that now is so obscured by the fact that most people just find music on algorithmic platforms such as Spotify or YouTube... I feel like the algorithm has definitely changed how people consume music... In some interesting ways (considering the revival of interest in obscurities such as Mort Garson's plantasia or rupa's disco jazz or perhaps most famously the song plastic love that regained popularity due to YouTube's algorithms and auto play.) However often these algorithms are just tying together the strings left by actually interactions, real relationships between lost pieces of culture that while previously not as accessable, our control over how we consume music has left our hands and now is left almost only a system that we participate in only in the most phantasmic sense... And worse yet our participation in the algorithms is often tied to paying into a system that is in no way open and often gate keeps the artists themselves from the platform as well...

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Another instance of global capital being indiscernible from psychological warfare.

Literally externalizing and dumping digital trauma onto the lowest bidder.

Same thing that happens with recycling and garbage and toxic waste that is cheaper just to send to another country than it is to process locally... Out of sight out of mind.

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Honestly it's kind of funny to me that the dark web has such a reputation for certain things, honestly most video is prohibitively bandwidth hungry for watching over Tor. I don't have any links or sites for you, but like I remember many years ago when I first heard about the darkweb and curiously and anxiously checked a couple sites out such as the silk road etc, it didn't seem nearly as nefarious as I was expecting it to be, most of the forums I visited were pretty tame and many had pretty decent moderation despite being hosted in onionspace, and were mostly just computer nerds that were more into decentralization and privacy than seeing things that are shocking, it seemed like most of the forums were just small communities with a small number of active posters, the thing I noticed though was how incredibly slow it was to visit these pages, even simple text pages often failed to load. So idk not much advice. I'm sure if you stand on a busy intersection for long enough you'll probably eventually see a car crash or something.

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Oh just want to make a small point, even if people don't directly own stocks, if they own a bank account, have money in a bank account, line of credit, get a loan, own a credit card etc, a lot of banks heavily invest in things that are very much in the realm of the military industrial complex. The money in accounts is used as leverage for investments that banks make, etc.

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Oh I've just seen lots of people just listing politicians that need to step down, lots of finger pointing and blame, lots of people who want the entire liberal cabinet to step down (as if) and who want to do some sort of coalition type thing where the convoy becomes the majority voice in the government (yeah but who speaks for the convoy) there's a lot of us vs the government type dialogue as if the government is just kind of one person making decisions as opposed to an un-steerable contraption with multiple points of failure. It's always frustrating to see a group of people assuming authority over others and speaking for them. I don't think it's reasonable to claim patriotism and wave flags when they are effectively opposition to thing that the flag represents; namely the government of Canada...

I just see so many levels of optics that are built on such obvious lies, I think a lot of the people participating in the convoy are completely oblivious to the irony to it.

Also I think that vaccine passports probably will be partially withdrawn in the near future unrelated to this convoy,

Any claim of victory this convoy makes is just going to be used to leverage political power into a few figure heads that supposedly led it, and people in the convoy with media connections, the fact that the convoy leaders have at times stressed that people don't talk to media only focuses power upwards.

The fact that over 10million dollars was raised (most withheld) also hints at the organizers proximity to money... Although a lot of the money raised was organic support, It is unethical to demand that much money and give people the impression that the convoy is going to overthrow the government etc, when most of that money has no financial oversight etc. This is exactly the kind of thing where money become unaccountable, it exchanges hands and disappears.

It is ironic that a protest that raised 10milion dollars still clings on to the narrative that all counter protesters are paid (by who), Also if they aren't getting paid, who is...

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