roanoke9

roanoke9 wrote

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roanoke9 wrote

I like the "can you hunt enough to provide for thousands?" as if the ratio of abled to disabled were one abled to thousands of disabled while also implying the disabled are going to be contributing nothing. And this while claiming OTHERS are being ableist. Also assumes hunting will be the primary means of obtaining food.

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roanoke9 wrote

Yeah, that working definition seems to explain the article's stance.

  • I don't regard masking as infringing on anything but privelege masquerading as fake outrage. Mandates from the state are generally bad, but the misinfo campaign that made masking some kind of hill to die on for those who bought into it was far worse. It was like a feedback loop of bad reactions. I personally mask, try to abide by quarantine bubbles to the extent possible while somehow still obtaining food and keeping our house. I am unsurprised at the narrative of pretending it is over because the machine must be fed. Lost my union job (hundreds of irl customers per day literally holding them at bay with a cart to keep the distance no one was minding) over a dispute about lax covid procedures. Had store manager and union rep treat me like a madman for refusing to risk my life and the life of my wife for 12$ an hour. We're both high risk and got covid very early 2020. Went from excellent health to fair health possibly forever after that. I'm actually invisibly disabled (neurotype and mental "illness) but have been muddling through as if not because there is no recourse. Sorry for the rant. I feel like we're on the same page.
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roanoke9 wrote

Prioritizing covid precautions is good idea. Confronting reality is a good idea. Expecting "the left" to do anything at all is probably not. Abolishing all hierarchy is quite compatible with mitigating effects and causes of pandemics though. I would be interested to hear your definition of "the left".

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This very much aligns with my personal practice. This means I keep very strong connections with my direct descendants especially as well as their chosen families. I pick and choose with my own generation or older. I'm lucky my chosen family overlaps some with my biological and consider a person's chosen family paramount though and would not pressure anyone to keep contact with abusers.I guess my position is midway between yours and Captain ACAB. If an abused child could opt to "get new parents" without negative repercussions, much suffering could be mitigated. My own abuser is not living anymore and I am as over it as can be so is a moot point now. I should write something longer and more coherent on this. Sorry for some of the vagueness but I hardly want to map a family tree online :). Also I' m totally blanking on paragraph breaks atm.

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roanoke9 wrote (edited )

Cigarettes. By a wide margin. Got away from them for 2 yrs by vaping. Vaping suddenly made me cough uncontrollably when I got covid+pneumonia. Worst of it was that going back to cigarettes after vaping I doubled the amount I smoked. Every attempt to quit has sent me into suicidal ideation which I had otherwise gotten to a manageable place. I think my lung cilia have recovered so may try vaping again soon.

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roanoke9 wrote

It is about a catastrophe that leads to only a handful of humans surviving and the present (I think the 1960s) being constantly contrasted with a future 1 million years later. The present events are a critique of the ridiculousness of modern civ as well as just funny circumstances that lead to the catastrophe. The future is humans have evolved from the few survivors to be smaller mammals with smaller brains and flippers instead of hands with thumbs. The quote I remember best is something about overpopulation used to be a problem but we don't worry about that now because now enough people get eaten by sharks to keep us from ever messing up the world again. He goes on about how we used to work horrible jobs and be depressed and hopeless and kill each other. Now we mostly play and fuck and eat fish (they future humans are kind of like seals) and don't use weapons because of our lack of thumbs. It's a vicious/hilarious rebuttal to the idea that evolution is a linear procession towards superiority with humans being some kind of apex. Edit: the seal like humans are presented present tense and the world wrecking humans are presented as the distant past, making it more of an inversion. It was 20 yrs ago I read it.

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roanoke9 wrote

The most ridiculous part is that all of these worries about OP's marginalized position are already true. Housing discrimination, check. Hiring discrimination, check. I can give OP what they are asking for right now. Hey Alec, I promise you will be less marginalized without civilization. Because the only thing that matters is which group claims to be concerned. Incidentally, Alec, can I interest you in a deal of a lifetime? See, I own the Brooklyn Bridge and I am willing to sell it to you for the low low price of $100. Meet me there at midnight. Come alone. Wave the money in the air and I' ll bring you the contract. Don't worry, nothing bad will happen. It's a in a blue state.

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roanoke9 wrote

Some do, some don't, as others have said. Most importantly though, no one is given the tools and support needed to be parents. It is not feasible for two people and is a hurculean task for one person. Many more workable options are stigmatized, virtually unknown or actively suppressed by the world we live in.

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roanoke9 wrote

Debt wouldn't enter into it because I would assume a new identity. I voted share plus room and board. But material demands would not be my primary concern. No culty stuff or I am out. The dynamics of the group in question would be the determining factor in whether I agreed or not. Walkaway privelege non-negotiable.

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roanoke9 wrote

In the current misinfo climate, here is how I would fake a tweet: make up a tweet, attribute it to my target, claim it was deleted, spread as widely as possible.

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