deeppurplehazedream

deeppurplehazedream wrote

Reply to evil politics by idkalice

I have this recurring idea that politics can be defined as the social organization of violence/evil. Sort of like Clausewitz in On War: "War is nothing but a continuation of politics..." internal to a society as well as between States and so on. Almost Hobbes, but far more complicated than just every individual for themself. I know, I know, philosophy is soo abstract and reductionist.

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deeppurplehazedream wrote (edited )

Reply to comment by kinshavo in Friday Free Talk! by kinshavo

Definitely not shame. Guilt, maybe. Why did you make me go to church when I was young Mom? Mostly, just can't fathom someone doing it.

Ok. I talked to the neighbor, they said they were giving them away. Yea my lucky day.

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deeppurplehazedream wrote

So I left my house yesterday and went left (I usually go right) and see 2 bikes with baby carriers out by the road outside the neighbors locked and gated yard. I came home today and see they were still sitting there, so I walked over and checked them out. Well, they are not junk bikes. They are really, really, nice, new-looking bikes. The only thing was the tires were not aired up. The neighbor's weren't home. I don't know them at all. So, I took them over to my house. They seem too nice to just be left out like that, but people do leave stuff out to get rid of, but not this nice of stuff. I'm really bad at ethics. I'm perfectly willing to give them back but for the life of me I can't figure out why the bikes were out there except to give them away.

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deeppurplehazedream wrote (edited )

What I think they mean is: "I can’t explain it myself, but you don’t understand Marx like I do and if you did you’d agree with me and how I understand Marx." After 170+ years I don’t think you need to read Marx per se to get what Marxism is about. The analysis/critique of Capital is so well understood that even capitalists “accept” it- if only to refute it. This is more because it is a political ideology of certain actually existing States though.

Having said that, here are some Marxists I’ve read and like, sort of-some better than others: Theodor W. Adorno Bertolt Brecht Terry Eagleton Frantz Fannon Antonio Gramsci Che Guevara Frederick Jameson Georg Lukas Antonio Negri Paul Sweezy bell hooks

Many are academics. It’s their elitist politics that’s I can't agree wth. As a former very sad Raddler said: Take what you like, forget the rest. Or something like that.

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deeppurplehazedream wrote

Reply to comment by Fool in Can Solarpunk be a Featured Forum? by xox

Being from the future, solar punk sounds like a Utopia to me. Utopias are as "useful" as dystopias. One imagines what to avoid and what to strive for in a general way. So it isn't "practical" or "productive" directly. Thinking about the future can serve lots of purposes. Religious utopias, for example, which are mostly about the afterlife, affect people's behavior in this life in powerful ways that materialists don't (or can't) even consider. True, it's often an escape from reality, but even that is something. The future is, partly at least, a creative process, not an end state. If you don't think something is possible then it isn't.

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deeppurplehazedream wrote (edited )

Could we change the anarcho_capitalism forum here on Raddle to anarcho_crapitalism or something more "accurate"? You know, to help make it clear what it is and more importantly, is not:

Even a stellar source of knowledge such as Wikipedia makes the distinction clear:

"Anarcho-capitalism is distinguished from both minarchism, which advocates a night-watchman state limited to protecting individuals from aggression and enforcing private property,[21] and anarchism, an anti-capitalist movement which holds that capitalism is incompatible with social and economic equality. Anarcho-capitalists reject the libertarian socialist economic theories of anarchism, arguing that they are inherently authoritarian or require authoritarianism to achieve, while believing that there is no coercion under capitalism. Despite its name, anarcho-capitalism lies outside the tradition of anarchism and is more closely affiliated with capitalism, right-libertarianism, and liberalism.[22][23][24][25][26] Traditional anarchist schools of thought oppose and reject capitalism, and consider 'anarcho-capitalism' to be a contradiction in terms.[27][28][29] Anarcho-capitalism is usually seen as part of the New Right.[25][30]

Sorry LL, it's true. LOL.

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deeppurplehazedream wrote (edited )

LOL. Like a Mayberrian dystopia. One time we saw the cops on the edge of town and went into a large gravel area and did donuts. They had nothing but they stopped us anyway, probably for "disrespect" which could have become obstructing something. But again, this is small town stuff. The cops know everyone personally and vice-versa. This reminds me of a post I did on here. "Cops terrorized by donuts" which I thought was funny.

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deeppurplehazedream wrote

I have a friend who lived in a small town like that. I'd drive around it to avoid the cops. They mostly had nothing to do, so they'd look for any stupid thing to stop you and just hassle you. Fortunately, the cops were pretty incompetent also. The town finally did away with their own police force due to the cost and I'd say things actually improved.

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