alexander

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alexander wrote

I got 16. But this is pure rhetoric, and not altogether meaningful. If gets some people thinking about consumerism, then great; but I suspect this isn't the best way of going about things.

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alexander wrote

This was a nice interview. If you're on the fence about giving it a listen, I recommend doing so. There was a transcript posted to @news too, so you can read it if you prefer that.

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alexander wrote

If your primary concern about taxation is semantics, you should probably think about it in a bigger context.

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alexander wrote

I sincerely do not care enough to spend my time hunting it down, sorry. Some discussion was privately via email, but there was some on the forum too. But I summed it up okay, so you're not missing out on anything by not reading it.

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alexander wrote

I don't know a single "authoritarian primitivist" (which is what I assume you are referring to) on that site. As far as I recall, the only mention of authoritarian primitivism was when people made fun of Ted Kaczynski's latest maoist tendencies.

There are a few anarcho-primitivists (including a rather prominent anprim writer), but it's not an anarcho-primitivist website.

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I know it doesn't have SSL. Several of us have complained about it. It's fine though. It's a forum. Just use a throwaway password.

We're definitely not trying to "build a movement," "influence people," or any other leftist kind of thing. And as I've said elsewhere, quite a lot of us don't like Reddit/Raddit for discussions, so I'm not gonna defend the choice any more. But I can certainly understand how some people don't want to join the site. That's fine. But I have accounts both places, and lo and behold, I haven't gone up in flame just yet.

If you're happy here, then that's good, I'm certainly not going to force you anywhere. I'll check out the green subforum every now and again, and I appreciate that there are outlets for those kinds of things on Raddit, so thanks for contributing to that.

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alexander wrote

I, and other posters — there was a minor discussion on the site about this — don't like the Reddit/Raddit forum style and mechanics for the types of discussions we would like to have. Furthermore, this website seems to be a very dominantly anarcho-leftist website (based on the news, existing subforums, and almost every single person who have told me to check out the website describing it as a site for "leftists fed up with reddit admins"), whereas a lot (most?) of the forum members aren't anarchists or leftists.

I appreciate the sentiment though.