celebratedrecluse

celebratedrecluse wrote

No, the study discusses a decline in the standard of living that will speed up, and that economic relationships will become more feudalistic, during the 2040s.

It's a process we are already in the earlier stages of, it has been occuring since 1970 in its current phase of the process.

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celebratedrecluse wrote

I don't want people to ignore the context, hopefully. I would like to say that, it's a term which is diluted in common usage with a multiplicity of contradictory approaches and meanings.

The same could be said of anarchy and anarchists, and I think it's OK to still try to talk about anarchy and anarchies, just like I speak of communists and communal networks from time to time.

I don't disagree with your argument, you raise a good and perhaps for me uncomfortable point, but do you think it is equally uncomfortable if applied the same way to anarchy?

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celebratedrecluse wrote

Who, if they could feel what you’re feeling right now, could possibly demand you resist?

The person you made a specific commitment to, who did not consent to potentially get STDs or emotionally hurt by a serious breach of trust.

A particularly noxious early crimethinc essay

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celebratedrecluse wrote

It's good enough for now.

It's also the only affordable option.

It doesn't run off of SD by default, it actually still has an implanted memory. You don't have to flash it though, if you don't want to.

This can be an issue if your data gets scraped while in use, and the OS gets flashed underneath and quietly re-sync'd. Then you would be pwned.

This sort of thing is theoretically possible with modems, but the pinephone modem is much better isolated than most cell phone modems are from the OS. The hardware kill switches are great.

I recommend the pinephone but i would still treat it like a cell phone: a digital snitch.

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celebratedrecluse wrote

because they remind them of death, specifically social/economic death, and they are a reminder of what happens to people who do not fall in line.

Businesses kick out them because, they don't want customers to be uncomfortable around class inequalities.

it is the same reason anyone deviant is pushed out of capitalist spaces, isn't it?

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celebratedrecluse wrote

Reply to comment by MHC in by !deleted7027

That's true, but it's especially bad to be tracked on the very pages of leaked documents you are sending to Glenn Greenwald or whoever

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celebratedrecluse wrote

Certainly

the best advice I can give, is to start doing something you like doing, that is outside of your comfort zone and appeals to your interests. Attracting people to you, rather than trying to attract yourself to others, is really the best thing you can do to make new friends.

So for example, set up a reading group. Start filling potholes in the neighborhood road. Set up a friendly footbal game in the street. Put out flyers for a concert, seeking bands and attendees. Do something fun! Something that gives people joy and a sense of new friendship immanence. Something which is unique to you perhaps, and your interests as divergent from mine, they will be different than what I can list perhaps. The possibilities are large! Do not feel constrained, but emboldened by this open-endedness

Good fortune to you and your new friends!

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celebratedrecluse wrote

Reply to comment by Kinshavo in Thoughts on the CNT Today by chefskiss

CNT and CNT-AIT there isn't much difference between the two imo, they both are "unions" and do their works around the workplace.

So, they don't have government recognized unions? What do they do then? How do they bargain? Isn't it considered racketeering etc, to do an autonomous union? I am not sure the Spanish laws.

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celebratedrecluse wrote

CNT was not anarcho syndicalist by nature iirc, it just means the General Workers Union. Its anarchist elements and character came from a vanguardist group, the FAI, which was an anarchist flavor of the bolshevik-type splinter group. The FAI got into positions of power in the CNT, officials etc, and changed the culture of the organization over years.

When the Civil war happened, the CNT created forced labor camps and conducted industrial trench warfare; there were interesting elements within the experiment, but also horrible abuses. The abuses and crimes and mass killings and imprisonments etc, were conducted mainly by FAI/CNT paramilitaries and officials who were at times just as unaccountable as many other soldiers on the various factions. It was a very chaotic wartime situation with a lot of people taking advantage of it differently depending on where and who they were. It's not something to romanticize. Even the movie Libertarias (1996) has anti-sex-work themes and content, which is historically accurate to a large degree and yet still the project is sort of fetishized and valorized rather than being interrogated within the film.

I don't think it's very relevant to Spanish politics or anarchism today, so I don't think it's useful, despite its continued existence. As another user pointed out, you also have to clarify which of the splinter groups you are referring to, in order to really answer the question.

But I think the important thing is, do we as anarchist need a central organization like that? I think that my answer is no, I don't think that's safe or effective, and their loss to insurgent military coup fascists, as well as these vanguard anarchists' institutionally coercive mechanism (prisons, trench warfare, et al) does seem to prove my point correct. In fact, I think the worst thing that can happen to a central union organization, is that any sort of political/ideological vanguard gains unitary control, and creates a restricted access to power based on its internal and informal social structure. The fact they were anarchists who did this, shows that it's a problem with the approach of vanguardism, not the ideology of the vanguard.

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celebratedrecluse OP wrote

Reply to comment by lettuceLeafer in Communists by celebratedrecluse

a ludic mode of production is an interesting approach, it has scalability issues no doubt but i think it could be useful for various time and place and people. I am glad it has helped you do more of the things you want to do.

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