sadie_killer

sadie_killer wrote

most of the time, putting ads on a website is just enabling other people to exploit visitor's data, which can also tie in to more direct exploitation and discrimination.
i get the impression that nowadays you're not gonna get more than pocket change anyway without being really active in chasing down google's wild geese.

there is the option of direct relationships with people to put static ads on a site, but i'm not sure if that's a thing outside of sex blogs and related things.

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sadie_killer wrote

Reply to Trolls 2 by zddy

ok, no lie whatsoever, until the line about a kids movie, i thought this was about troll 2.
obviously i've never seen it, so this had me thinking it was impressively deep for a famously bad horror film.

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sadie_killer wrote

Reply to comment by gone_to_croatan in Keep up on both by gone_to_croatan

But,maybe is good to point out,imo there is no end goal per se, or a utopian Horizon, just guidelines (lets put this way). Just a continuous struggle against authority and opressive contructs.

oh yes, definitely.
my favourite way of phrasing it is that rather than 'the ends justify the means', it's the means are the ends.
although i've now realised it may be better to say that there are no ends, only means (which is essentially what you just said, of course).

i'd meant to add, but couldn't find the words at the time, that if the concept in your original question (or the diversity of tactics) is relevant at all, it will be for more specific goals.
so i can see situations where in order to achieve some concrete goal (stopping a road being built, or homes demolished), it may be helpful to work at persuading some authority to step in (which is all that legal/political/reformist routes are, in the end), but i don't know how often that helps, and it may be a waste of energy to even leave the option open.

essentially i think i'm trying to say that activities that fall under reformism should be looked at as tools, judged for their specific merits for specific tasks, and studied suspiciously to understand their consequences.
but as the phrase goes 'the master's tools will never dismantle the master's house', and i think reformism as an attitude is dangerous and worse than useless for ending authority.

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sadie_killer wrote

my first thought is that diversity of tactics goes both ways.

but i think that it's important to consider whether any particular tactic is actually doing anything towards the relevant goals, or if it's just wasting energy.
for a national independence movement, pursuing all avenues, even reformism, makes sense, but for abolishing all hierarchies and maybe civilisation itself? probably less so.

that may not help much, but i think diversity of tactics is a useful term if you weren't already aware. i just didn't want to say my first thought without the second bit.

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