bloodrose

bloodrose wrote

Reply to comment by potatoes in Friday Free Talk by emoticons

This is a very econ 101 view of the word "wealth" but it doesn't translate into real measures of wealth: buying power and the freedom that lots of buying power gets one.

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bloodrose wrote

Reply to comment by Potkea in Friday Free Talk by emoticons

I tried to get my daughter to watch that with me. It got a bit scary, though, so we had to stop. It seemed like a good kid's cartoon except for that.

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bloodrose wrote

"I just want to make sure I can see him in heaven, you know?"

I hear wording like this from Christian a LOT. And I don't think it means what the words together sound like they mean. I think what is really being communicated when people say this is a rejection sensitivity. If everyone is on board with their beliefs, then the speaker isn't being rejected and so everything is a-okay. If people have different beliefs, the speaker thinks they must be thinking bad things about them/about to reject them.

Conversely, I also see this from people who are quick to reject people and are thus projecting unto others what they would be feeling/doing in the same situation. So, while I can see their fear in the statement, I rarely can feel empathy. In fact, statements like those are, to me, a red flag that someone cannot be trusted. And since I have impulse control issues with my speech, I will avoid someone who has said those words because I know it will only be a matter of time before they turn on me.

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bloodrose wrote

Should we own the responsibility for endangering people who may be disabled, or are in a risk group like elderly, etc?

I mean, one should own responsibility for all of their own actions, no? I am not visiting my mom until I get my booster because I'm worried about getting her husband sick - when he had pneumonia a few years back, it was really awful for him and he's in his 70s so I should be responsible. However, I'm not a cop. If my brother choses to see my mother and she agrees to have him over, that's their prerogative. I just won't be the one responsible for bringing something unsafe to my mother and possibly damaging her husband.

I don't know how to apply this logic to a group. I wouldn't lead a group so my brain just doesn't go there...

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bloodrose wrote

Guess who they'll actually use it against, though

Exactly. This is all such utter bullshit. There isn't a problem that there wasn't a force available to use. We've pulled out the national guard for BLM protests and shit. It was literally a coup attempt and the person who was in charge of authorizing the national guard to protect the capital was purposely not doing so because they were leading the coup. Literally, Mike Pence authorized them when he didn't have the authority to do so because he was gonna fucking die. It was available; it was just that the person in charge was throwing a coup. We don't need more cops. We had plenty.

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bloodrose wrote (edited )

I dunno, I've been doing a lot of reading on diet/health/fatness lately. And, we say "we know this!" with some diet study to back us up. But when you look deeper into it, the hypothesis started with a bias and then the science and selection were geared towards confirming that bias. The history of why we think fat in foods is bad is riddled with bad science: a diet study in Greece done during lent, entire countries excluded from a multiple-country study because the entire country threw off the theory about fatty diets, etc. etc.

The one thing I'm learning with all of this is that health science is still really in its infancy. We've discovered at least 50 types of "fatness" for one thing. We can't even begin to properly correlate diet/weight/activity and health.

While we can measure the nutrients in foodstuffs by setting in on fire or looking at it under a microscope and we can see fewer nutrients, we don't ACTUALLY know what that does to a body. We can surmise and guess, but we really don't know.

We should care about how we affect the planet with our consumption of foods, we should care about the microplastics we're ingesting, we absolutely should not pollute in order to eat. However, I worry a LOT about HEALTH as the standard for anything. I see this oddly hyper orthorexic culture in America being used to other people and exclude them from care (literally! see: https://raddle.me/f/Ability/138809/disability-rights-advocates-condemn-cdc-director-s-abhorrent).

So, yes, industrialism is a problem. But not just for health but for all the other reasons, too and especially.

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bloodrose wrote

I don't know if this is an actual response to your point or if I'm jumping off to be egotistical and talk about myself, buuuuttt....

There are 2 things that have held me in the stupid bullshit society rules of job and suburbia:

  1. Keeping my kid - the state has rules I have to follow so they don't steal her and
  2. Need for medical care

Well, I'm chipping away at #2. I keep coming across getting no medical care at all and when I do, it's wrong and/or bad. Soooo...#2 isn't a real boundary.

So, how can I make #1 not a real boundary? And if I can, can I live outside of the society?

So, yeah, I feel like maybe I'm trying to have mini-anarchism when I could be working towards maxi-anarchism if I could get rid of some of the blockages in my mind...

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bloodrose wrote

From what I remember of his personal history, he seems like a fellow who believed really hard in meritocracy and that he was at the top of that meritocracy...and then when he went to college he learned he wasn't at the top. And I think the violence he did is probably has the same root we see in mass shooters: dudes who believed they should have everything and didn't get everything.

So, that he was all about IQ is no surprise to me. I think I stand by my decision to not read him.

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bloodrose wrote

So what is an old riot grrrl who used to revel in this shit but is now too old, disabled, and fat to do the fun shit like banner drops and cop watch patrols supposed to do?

Are you me? I'm finding your post uplifting and inspiring and I don't know if that is what you meant to do but there you have it.

As I'm getting older with ties to family and community, I'm finding a more passivist form of anarchism appealing. I'm not going to fuck up a cop, but I am going to raise a kid who respects other peoples' autonomy and has an example in their life of a relationship not marred by authority.

Things I think we can do: programs in which we help give out free things (seeds, information, etc.), provide emotional support (prison letter-writing programs, etc.). Um okay, that's all I can think of...I'm sure there's other stuff that isn't parasocial relationships on the internet but I'm just not thinking of it.

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bloodrose wrote

The review I was given was that his work had misogyny written into it and I did not feel like experiencing that so I have never read him. There is no amount of knowledge that is worth listening to misogynist diatribes in my opinion.

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bloodrose wrote

Reply to comment by fool in I Can't. by TheNerdyAnarchist

I understand the sentiment. However, how do you do this

Take the money and do a "bad job"

In what way? Like, jailors are already doing a bad job. They serve the prisoners bad food. They do not intervene in protecting prisoners from one another (rape & violence). Etc. etc. They fail at the basic necessities of keeping someone incarcerated. When you hold someone against their will, there follows a duty of care that inmates are just not afforded. So...like, would the opposite be doing a good job?

Or, would doing a bad job be helping sneak in contraband and fueling the jail economy?

The only bad job I could see being in line with abolitionist sentiment would be helping the inmates escape, lol.

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bloodrose wrote

I have a kid and 2 adults with ADD. Our house is never tidy. What I focus on is clean. Nothing that can attract bugs or mold. So, dishes done, trash out, no food left out. I wind up doing all of it and it makes me angry so I'm not a good model for anything. Except to say, do what you can and focus on the clean that matters - what will keep you healthy/not sick/bug-ridden.

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bloodrose wrote

Happy New Year! I had the day off work so I was barely online today. I napped, played some Age of Empires today and spent a LOT of time in the kitchen. Food prices are going nuts here so I'm doing a LOT of work in the kitchen to try to cut down our food costs. Made the best tofu I've ever made tonight and it's a style my husband doesn't like. But it was sooooo good y'all, so he's wrong.

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bloodrose wrote

So, yeah, reading what you've written, it sounds like you had some internalized misogyny and racism happening in your head. The reality is a LOT of us have it happening all the time - and the thing we need to do is confront it when we see it in ourselves. And like, you're doing that. So, yeah, good job. Do that more and I will, too. <3

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