evilsjw

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evilsjw wrote

I'd recommending looking for existing squats as well. A lot of the times - at least in my area - there are squatting magazines and zines available that offer information about contacts you can reach out to and squats that are currently active. Depending on what's available in your area you might find these either online or in various leftists spaces (autonomous cultural centers, bars, concert venues, etc.)

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evilsjw wrote (edited )

I wish there was more discussion about the security aspect of Raddit. I don't really have the knowlege to spark a discussion about this but as far as I understand it an important thing that distinguishes this site from regular old reddit is its security - yet nobody really talks about it in the hackernews thread, instead they discuss if anarchism is a good idea...

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evilsjw wrote

Generally speaking I really don't like this concept of a band "selling out", both politically and artistically, because it either assumes that reaching a wider audience is against the artists intention or changing artistic direction/broadening a political message can only be motivated by "going mainstream" and earning more cash.

Especially in the case of bands like RATM they're definitely doing the movement a favor. Signing a major-label deal - especially back when they started - means they can adress a wider audience and IMO that's a great platform to reach people that maybe aren't into leftist politics in the first place. They published all their records with a major-label and I don't think anyone would argue they "sold out" or somehow lost their integrity because of that deal.

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evilsjw wrote

The crazy part is that even those that are poor themselves think like this. Maybe you read the story about some nazi asshole that opened a gofundme page to treat his injuries after a riot because he couldn't afford healthcare. It's hilariously ironic. So I think a big part of this belief is the illusion that theoretically anybody can get rich in the capitalist system. This "just work hard and you'll be rich eventually" bullshit that so many people still believe. They prefer having an immensely unfair distribution of wealth with the chance they could be the rich person at some point rather than having a fair distribution of wealth. And if they're part of the poor majority it's obviously the fault of foreigners and evil leftists and not managers and CEOs earning millions.