existential1

existential1 wrote

I have a bias lense towards this due to my current work, but it seems that they're pointing out the limits of appealing to particular identities that are antiquated or rooted in a dynamic that cannot be transcended toward the positive, but instead must be shed altogether in order to experience something different.

To appeal to "the people" or the "proletariat" is to appeal to a system that is already acknowledged as an undesirable state. Appeals such as these only show the full capture, in mind and body, that folks have been placed within.

They talk about it a few times, we need a different set of relations to each other to transcend the dominant model. Those relations can only be made with folks between each other, and not utilizing these old appeals and identities that are limited in scope.

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existential1 OP wrote

This could've been posted in multiple forums,but I left it here. Though the murder of "unarmed black men" in the USA is not new, and every incident is a tragedy, this one really hits home for me. The area this happened in is where my family has lived since slavery. I just visited again late last year.

What people need to know about this area is that it is very segregated still. There are areas that made Money Magazines top travel destination list like jekyll island, where thereare literal Rockefeller homes that are still in-use. And there is the extreme poverty in the "sticks" (woods/forests) in the county. My great great grandma died about a decade ago, and her house in the sticks had well water, an outhouse for a bathroom, and intermittent electricity...which most Americans would find pretty wild to still be the "standard of living" somewhere in the US.

The city of Brunswick has a long history of producing very successful black people, particularly in the field of education, as it had one of the best primary schools during reconstruction (the time directly post-slavery for non-US folks). You are likely to come across many confederate flags and other Confederate paraphernalia if you take a wrong turn off the highway.

There are so many other discussions to be had about this area of the country, but I'll just leave it at that. This is tragic, but I am not surprised. I've refused to go jogging outside of some family members houses for fear of this exactly in Glynn County.

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existential1 wrote

Framing actions in terms of popularity assumes the lens through which the majority view your work is well-informed and will listen to you good faith. That assumption is almost always wildly off-base.

Just do your thing, whatever it is. If the majority gets it, great. If not, great.

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I like to make my bombs with blended cardboard or hard paper from egg cartons or toilet paper rolls. Soak em, throw in blender with a little extra water, blend, and use to add with regular soil and seeds of choice. I actually don't like "specialized" soil. It really doesn't fit the whole reduce/re-use concepts that are intrinsic to de-growth strategies.

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I have similarly noticed the smear campaign that seems to not point to any explicit counterpoints. I'm really interested in when Bill Mckibbon or however he spells his name is forced to make a real response...cuz he came out looking like a real jerk.

My response to Earthlings was veganism for a long time.

Where does the power come from? It was deeply unsettling being taken to see all this that we try not to see.

Yeah, it definitely had a few of those moments. I think the "traveling scholar" guy pointed out quite a few fallacies of our current energy system and the "green" energy alternatives.

It just bugs me that a lot of people seem to take the film in bad faith and try to use an ecofascist equivocation even though they never went that way with it.

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Yeah, I would not be surprised if Vault-Tec wasn't in on the war in the first place. That take was so bad i actually spit water out of my mouth when I saw it. Vault-Tec are straight-up like IBM/Ford in WW2 enabling and participating in the grotesque acts against humanity "in the name of science".

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