existential1

existential1 wrote

This is interesting. I feel like there are some real grey areas. Plants aren't general merchandise...they're living beings. Taking cuttings and such, if done improperly, could kill the plants. I'm all-good with the propagation of fuck walmart, but killing a 1-3 person shop's rare plant is truly fucked up on a lot of levels. Plus, most of the "valuable" plants would only go to wealthy people. So you'd be fucking over 1 person and potentially killing a rare plant to appease a wealthy person.

Stealing food or seeds of food plants is one thing, but other non-food plants that are rare can be way harder to care for and are simply a different matter entirely to me. My 2cents anyway

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Reply to anarchism by Tequila_Wolf

existential1 wrote

There's a nice phrase in islam that is roughly transliterated as "La ilaha il'alah"...which means "There is no god but god." It's used mostly to counter idolatry...but i feel like anarchism could ise a nice phrase that does the same thing. Consider anarcho-anything could be interpreted as a form of idolatry from a base practice of anarchy...though anarchy is obviously not a religion, I hope the metaphor is understandable.

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existential1 wrote

Well i did minor spreadsheet for where i spend most my time and what i can do for each...so like:

  • Transit to/from work -- Mini-go kit and first aid kit in my backpack for when I bike to work -- Same for my work bag when i take the bus

  • Home -- Stock up on foods (I opted for 2 week supply for self and partner...and we dont have pets) that can be eaten without water/electricity and store well -- 2 week go-kits -- Comprehensive first aid pack -- Exit plan and meeting spot post evacuation from house (we have a tiny ass house so it ain't hard) -- A couple 5 gallon jugs of water in lower cabinet -- Those weird ass space blankets --Radios

  • Work -- 1 drawer used for emergency food. -- Copy of emergency exit plan (I'm halfway up a midrise) -- Radio -- 3 day go kit

  • Leisure spots (Car) -- 3 day go kit in car. -- Space blankets -- 5 days of emergency food -- 3 gallons of water -- 2 radios

That's what i started with. There's a lot more one could do, but it makes me feel more comfy. I'll likely get a weapon or a few soon as well. I recently did some firearms training and i didn't feel comfy having one without that.

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existential1 wrote (edited )

To be fair, I've yet to see anyone in my area doing much of anything pro-active about climate change in terms of actual disaster mitigation/preparation. A lot of protests, a lot of social media action, and 0 mutual aid, trainings, supply stocking, etc. I think the only people on my street that have done much of anything are myself, the mormons across the street, and the trump-flag waving fash who live behind me. That's 3 households out of like 30 in a one-block radius. I wouldn't be surprised if that was a high ratio, nationally (USA).

Not that I'm extra individualist, but I'm also not too fond of leaning too hard on the "government save me", either.

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