metocin

metocin wrote

I just read A Radical Green Political Theory by Alan Carter and in the last appendix he goes into deep ecology vs social ecology and besides the whole eco-fash thing, the main concerns are the focus on spirituality (can be alienating to secular folks) and the lack of an emphasis on the social factors causing ecological disruption (which is what social ecology is focused on).

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metocin wrote

Lot of good advice here. I want you to know I've been in the same position and have been able to change myself a lot. Identifying that it's a problem is the first step. Without writing a book for you my main piece of advice is to remember that if you can force yourself to break that cycle, even just by getting up and showering and going for a walk or something simple like that, you will be actively preventing that depression from dominating the rest of your day. You are capable of it. You have to understand that you have free will, and no matter how hard it gets you are able to do small things to help and make change in yourself. I went from being very depressed and unemployed for long periods and abusing drugs to now having a job that I enjoy quite a bit, feeling very content with my life, returning to school and doing a lot of personal reading, involving myself in some activism stuff and even going completely drug free. It started with just getting up early and showering. You can do it too my friend.

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metocin wrote

That's one way to look at it. Not sure if he's explicitly implying that because they lived centuries ago they did it better. I do agree with him though that Diogenes as a philosopher takes huge dumps on most modern-day anarchists because of the way he lived his ideas, with his ideas being extremely radical and essentially what we would call anarcho-primitivist today.

I don't know much about how Zerzan has engaged with Egoism but from what I understand he can be quite ignorant and dismissive.

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metocin wrote

that one lady who wears dog and cat skins can get fucked.

they talk about shooting a cat as if its okay because it preyed on their livestock... fuck that shit. that cat was just existing as its meant to and the whole reason they 'had' to shoot it was because theyre actively subjugating animals and preventing them from living wild and free. I fucking hate animal farmers and the disgusting ways they justify their cruelty. seeing them hang up that bird and slit its throat hurt me inside. youre not a bunch of 'peaceful hippies' if youre slaughtering and abusing animals. youre not changing the world or making anything better. youre just repeating the same cruelty as the rest of civilization.

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metocin wrote

people want to blame the amount of guns or accessibility of them (no doubt a contributing factor) but it's painfully obvious that most of these incidents are foreshadowed by other violent incidents, untreated illness and trauma. gun control advocates seem to forget about the mass knife attacks/vehicle attacks/homemade bomb attacks that happen even under strict gun control.

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metocin wrote

Thats the ideal. I bought a book on local edible plants and fungi and I hope to start some guerilla gardening soon as well as help my folks with their backyard garden. I live in a small city so it would be hard for me not to survive through grocery stores right now but my end goal is to eat only local organic food, and foraging/growing as much of it myself.

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metocin wrote (edited )

Okay, I wont make up arguments. Consuming cheese is gross no matter how you obtain it, unless you will starve without it. If you're stealing shit you can steal things other than cheese. There is no good reason to steal and eat cheese. Either way it's not your milk to consume. That's bad karma going in your body. Steal some vegan products instead.

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metocin wrote

I could say there's a difference between stealing from the retailer and liberating from the producer. There may be a flaw in my logic but you equating the liberation of live animals with the theft of their stolen labour products for your own greedy consumption is also illogical and a gross defense coming from a 'vegan'.

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metocin wrote

Whether or not you're being serious that's not a great argument. If ALF was active enough the threat of having their "stock" (read: enslaved animals) liberated could force farmers to rethink and change their unethical business models in favour of planting.

Try again. Its still not ethical to steal and consume animal products.

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metocin wrote

I was around a bunch of bars the other day and was actually grossed out by the smell of weed around me. Big change for me as somebody who smoked everyday for a decade. Pretty happy with sobriety as I have found my energy and mental health easier to manage.

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