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lookin4 wrote

Let them out of prison, have a sympathetic ear, protect their victims and themselves, encourage to talk about it in a safe way, try to find the real reason for the action and close that gap within the offender and/or the society. Uphold the good in human beings, without ignoring the evil we all have in us. Establish and maintain a collective base where feelings and desires can be expressed without having to fear judgement or punishment. At best, the roots of a action can grow into something positive.

Because no state will exist, the small society I would want to live in decides consensually what action is a real crime (wrong action for a happy life inside the small society). Everyone with a veto will no longer be part of it.

(Yeah, it's not just that and everything will be fine. It's just a abstract and quick answer.)

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lookin4 wrote

  • Do postings in the public. Visit other neighborhoods, russian communities as a primary source.

  • Maybe you get lucky and can talk to a contemporary witness, their friends or relatives or they contact you and can provide old stories, diaries, photos.

  • Consult a trusted librarian for already published works, look for private migrant associations - maybe they have archives or can impart or even put you in contact with somebody. Write to different public institutions worldwide like university faculties and ask for recommendations, for comparison write also to communist parties.

  • Debunk propaganda by talking with others about your newest knowledge and be aware, that probably everything's ever written bears the authors hallmarks of some political view and interpretation.

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lookin4 moderator wrote

Transparency-post:

As a subscriber I support this idea, because of the affinity we have, to avoid loosing overview ("Shit, where was it published again?"), making cross-posts unnecessary and to get more into talking than just sharing links.

As a moderator I act as soon as there is consensus about it. If nobody seems to be interested in this matter and didn't participate in this poll for the next 4 weeks I will act on my own and ask u/mofongo and all other subscribers of f/food if they oppose to this idea or not.

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lookin4 wrote

I feel you. Um, how do I dealt with it... um... the last time my words weren't taken into account so I sent a zine to some of the other people. It was my intention to show them it is not just me who does not vote in elections. Still, some of them aren't satisfied nor seeing my point because it is "a hard-earned privilege" and therefor it is a morally obligation to participate. And because the political elite or celebrities will never be quoted that elections are useless, it's a self-fulfilling proof and loop that only "irrelevant" people would say that.

Every time there is also a choir of people stating "Who does not participate, strengthens the extreme edges within range and that is a threat to democracy". Some of them mention the far right (fascism, nazism) and some also the far left (not specified) pretending both are equally bad and the best thing is the center (like scale). Somehow ironic is, that they claim the center is in power since a few years and should always be in the future. Unconsciously they speak up for the status quo and present an argument for the no-need of voting themselves.

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lookin4 wrote

Richard

Richard is male, white, has a degree, worked at M.I.T., travel a lot and seems healthy, so I would claim that he combines many privileges.

I am pretty sure he gets a salary as he is in position of President since inception of the Foundation. But as far as I know there is no statement where he's self-critical and asks himself if it's really needed to shrink donations by individuals or rely on corporate charity/sponsorship (whatever the money's source is) just to be certain oneself is not going to starve and is able to live a good life. Remaining in position for ever and making no public attempts to dismantle the formal and informal hierarchy coming with the figure and person he is today is very questionable.

His ideas, values and words are widely spread and in a niche also respected which I could imagine may be a feeling that is likely and easily to get used to. But it compromises the character ("My name shall be known beyond my death").

Regarding his private life however, not much is known and he has no obligation to talk about it, but as long as I do not know much about his lifestyle (without free software references or metaphors) I remain skeptic if Richard's willingly or unwillingly reproducing some kinds of oppression.

FSF

The FSF is a more or less ordinary NGO whose acting is usual, being proved "successful" in capitalism. At least for me a liberal world view is strongly associated with the term Non-governmental organization.

If it's not historically inaccurate I like the Foundations early belonging and promoting of Copyleft GPL, FDL etc. - BSD licenses smells like anarcho-capitalism. So as a platform or umbrella organization for more protection and privacy of the activists I like the Foundation (imagining the nightmare I must expose my personal information on every license-copy that is delivered with "my" software).

Besides this everything they do is a work of human beings, e.g. the campaigns, hosting, work of coding liberated forks of Unix software so no credit for the brand organizational skeleton, but the involved people!

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lookin4 wrote

Broke my recent habit being vegan today at a free buffet, because otherwise the stuff would have been thrown away. Bought a sleep mask. Came home pretty much tired, decided to drink something with caffeine while downloading some entertainment. Unfortunately youtube-dl broke after the first part, so I switched to a browser add-on. Shortly after finally watching and relaxing. Then got a call, but did not answer it. Decided to quickly upgrade a debian system from jessie to stretch simultaneously - after a few hours still without success, *sigh*. Now going to sleep.