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kittybecca wrote (edited )

I'm Jewish so I have a question: if someone is afraid of Jews and believes that we eat the blood of Christians, do they have the right to harass us in public? Does their fear justify attacks on Jews? If they're told they can't attack Jews out of fear, are their rights "at loggerheads" with mine?

Because that's exactly what's happening here. Unfounded fear is conflicting with the harsh reality of trans women's lives and cis people are doing actual, material harm to us, harm that is virtually non-existent for the "other group" at the hands of trans people.

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kittybecca wrote (edited )

Why do you think participating in the local chapter of a communist party is trying your best to accomplish revolution as soon as possible? It's no secret that many communist party chapters are simply leftist debate clubs.

It looks like it's more of a way for you to detach from reality, seeing as you mentioned it in response to this thread about someone's emergency situation dealing with misogyny. A genuine effort to recruit people into a communist party would involve participating in the struggles of the here and now so that people would see more of a reason to join your effort to build a better future.

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kittybecca wrote (edited )

Being pedantic is the revolution

But seriously, it's not, it's just a way for leftists to assert dominance over one another and has absolutely nothing to do with social change. This, along with vague proposals to end capitalism in order to solve someone's emergency situation, is the kind of silly "leftism" that promises a lot and delivers nothing.

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kittybecca wrote

I'm tweaking as I go. I'm starting with a clone and seeing where I can make changes when that's done. In a lot of senses it will never be a real clone because the lexicon will be considerably different, will lack many Klingon concepts and introduce many new concepts.

I think modifications to the grammar and things like that after a while will probably happen eventually. At the moment the syllable structure is only slightly different; it could be called a generalization of Klingon's CVC structure... even though the phonological inventory is different. And I've also already added "vowel dissonance," a requirement that two front vowels or two back vowels not appear consecutively within the same word (maybe their ability to produce sound is much more adept and the focus is on clarity via contrast). So even phonologically it's considerably divergent.

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kittybecca wrote

I dunno, something like...

Tutpik Jak /tʼutʼˈpʼikʼ ˈd̠ʑɑkʼ/, the language of the Tutpik, a culture of space-faring pirates who fled the implosion of the empire ruled by their home planet Boddettarh /ɓoɗɗetʼˈtʼɑʁ/, which collapsed due to unbridled greed. The proto-Tutpik decided to live collectively and non-hierarchically, raiding large merchant or military vessels for supplies, forming several space-based nomadic collectives.

Also, their language is grammatically identical to a certain copyrighted language, but entirely relexified and put in the mouths of a different culture with its own story, then released CC0.

shrug

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kittybecca wrote (edited )

Many of the factors that anarchists, an-coms and other libertarian leftists would like to see society based on is actually being experimented with there, such as mutual aid, direct democracy, consensus decision-making, armies sans hierarchy, democratic federalism, gender equality etc.

This is the bottom line for me. The fact that they're doing this means they're doing the most toward an anarchist society of anyone in the world. People care way too much about whether something fits their definition of an ism, not enough about what that ism actually wants to bring about.

Bakunin apparently wrote all his books upon request from different people and saw them as afterthoughts to his praxis, as things he didn't personally consider very important relative to his actions.