confundus

confundus wrote

for the first little while when there was the media blackout that was really tense, I was expecting nothing but brutal bloody suppression like we haven't seen before (which will likely come out that this happened in more than a few places eventually) but without upheaval of the ruling class and their cop buddies. I'm seriously happier than I've been in a long time just hearing about this.

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confundus OP wrote

EDIT: I mistakenly said how much our CO2 metric tonnes were. That's how much is per the number of people that work on these projects. if it's adjusted to be per capita it's 4 orders of magnitude larger (multiply it by approximately 10,000).

I made the change in my post but wanted to point it out as it's anything but insignificant especially since we're a small group and so it would make the original number I reported easy to dismiss. 17 vs 170,000, give or take.

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confundus OP wrote

This is from the first section of the paper

There is perhaps little harm in the popular media referring to rewilding as the process of bringing some wildness back to an area, whether rural or urban, in a way that conflates rewilding with restoration. Nevertheless, assuming no conceptual difference between rewilding and restoration is erroneous because each aspires to a different state of nature. Restoring implies returning something to its former condition or state, as with a revered cathedral, classic car or desired landscape. That requires reaching agreement on what the former state actually was, achieving it through precise restoration work, and then continually maintaining the agreed state despite changing environmental conditions. In contrast, rewilding means returning wildness, which is untamed, imperfect, unruly and always changing in ways that are not entirely predictable.

kind of reminds me of the difference between talking to liberals or even marxists and post-left anarchists

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Reply to comment by confundus in Friday Free Talk by alex

confundus wrote

Fuck, this is rough. I'm sorry. Not looking forward to when that happens with mine. I'm putting ways to hopefully arm her against it somewhat. Like for Sept 11, telling her about the mountain Meadows massacre carried out by mormons and then the coup by the cia-backed fascists in Chile and everything they did. Small things like that, while still keeping it sorta kid friendly. I don't really know much else to do though.

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Reply to comment by confundus in by Utopian_Anarchist

confundus wrote

They linked to a piece by bookchinites and eventually deleted the post, sadly. Obviously, disagree with what it said but didn't think it warranted deleting. :(

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confundus OP wrote

it was some screed about "if you don't want to called out for being a piece of shit, come join my super cool discord server where we're cool with anything including sexists, racists, misogynists, even fascists! then we can talk about the real illegalism stuff that no one mentions here!"

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Reply to comment by confundus in by yogobro298

confundus wrote

ah hahaha, what's the matter? poor snowflake need a safe space where people can't call you mean names??? ah hahahahahaha!!! fuck off

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