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The thing is do free markets even exist under capitalism? Most small businesses not individuals who interact with the markets don't have the same access to the methods of production as conglomerates with direct access to materials and factory production. There is simply no access to the most significant parts of production. Even if there was access to them it wouldn't prevent the destructive and exploitative nature of industrialization even if it was democratized.

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This is an issue i see with many american documentaries, within the individualistic bias of a lot of american media, the first thing to Be cut is usually class analysis. I feel in media created for an american mass audience recognizing class dynamics would often alienate a section of the audience, especially considering documentary as a form of entertainment that has to interface with the audience's tendancy towards escapism, and the amount of shame revolving around the class conversation in north america. Keep in mind that liberal individualism and liberalisms perception of being "post-ideological" and the false goal of objectivity in media, also creates an enviroment where there class often is neglected to be mentioned in documentaries. When documentary becomes about entertainment, they are often structured around western moralist narratives. Historical figures become protagonists or antagonists. and the interactions become reduced into culturally digestable cliché.

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Saw them perform a few years ago, not many dry eyes by the end of the end of their set. Wish i had better memories of the person who bought me a ticket to see that show though. Love how more understated and thoughtful music gets attention here on raddle.

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Isnt 127.0.0.1 localhost or something? Could be seting of a spam filter being triggered just due to the amount of posts being sent to that ip. Sounds like a configuration issue with the site.

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make a syrup by boiling ground ginger, a sprig or two of rosemary, lemon juice and sugar, near the mix to taste with soda water and canadian club, or other rye whiskey. go heay handed with the ginger. Leave out some of the sugar if you onyl have 7-up/sprite.

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Have you heard cindy lee? Its another pat flagel project, really haunting music. Faux fur is really good too.

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defeating steganography and watermarking is simple to people who know the processes being used, however these tools arent as acessable as they should be, there was recently an acessable tool that could be used to scrub metadata and blur faces that came out during the 2020blm protests, cant remember the name of it, but just wanted to point out there are programs such as touch designer that can do batch processing and run scripts, it wouldnt be too hard to modulate pixels randomly between frames using a white noise mask as well as randomly move pixels to nearby areas and do selective blurring, as well as random modulation of pitch, phase, and volume of audio... as a script that would be incredibly useful for video anonymization.

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I spent a lot of time with a group of people who i suppose postured a lot about being radical at one point, but when it came down to it, i found they werent really as supportive to eachother, or myself as i would have expected, i found myself reconnecting with an old friend recently who has really been supportive, but felt ostracized from that group as well. I find the so called anarchists who come frem a middle class artsy background often are more judgemental, and dont have a solid grasp on class dynamics, lots of poor people steal but feel ashemed, a lot of people eat from food banks but feel embarrased. Theres nothing to be ashamed about being poor. people who are struggling might not have time for more doom and gloom politics talk, but they might aprecciate not being looked down upon for simply living their lives. Its almost impossible to know that you are in afinity with till after i would say like all relationships it needs be alowed to grow naturally, and be based on trust. The politics doesnt have to come first, and there can be disagreements, but all actions have context so etc. Something anarchy recognizes is that personal choices and actions are inherently political. So find people you trust and find comfortable ways to carve out a niche in your enviroment for reclaiming and re interpret the things around you, this is an active democratic/anarchic process to the world around you!

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In some ways i'd say if something becomes used in a way enough that becomes the way it is supposed to be used, i've found that this is one of the more polite corners of the internet, and while im interested in picking up the social ettiquite here a bit more before activly posting, it does seem like whatever is going on here is working and posts do generate pretty healthy conversation generally. Although i would say that a few comments here rubbed me the wrong way, unlike in other forums where i feel responding to things in a caustic way as i do on the corporate platforms, i feel like most posts here are done in good faith and so deserve more thoughtfull replies...

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