selver

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selver wrote

It is a bit strange to focus so much attention on a marginal possible threat, while faced with the horror of the status quo. I think fascists and antifa feed off each other to not feel completely irrelevant.

There are places in the US where antifa activity has been very important, but I'd agree it's probably not the thing anarchists need getting so much attention from the media.

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Eh I think it's a pretty good rhetorical strategy, both for convincing other people or if Musk himself read it. Puts him in the position of either taking the suggestions, or just admitting that he's an authoritarian sociopath. A sincere outline of what a billionaire anarchist really would do with the money seems like an effective approach to me.

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selver wrote (edited )

Ironically using words like "comrade" & "masses" is almost worse at this point. At least the old Maoist I know sincerely calling everyone comrade and mistakenly referring to the one old white dude in our horizontal org as "chairman" for a decade is a bit endearing.

For me it's blatant entryism. Boring white dudes using every opportunity they can to give their 19th century class struggle speech while shilling for their dogshit org, selling their lame newspaper. I really cannot stand people who repeatedly give socialism 101 political speeches to the already converted. Had a guy pulling that shit at a 10 person meeting the other night. Like, why the fuck do you think we're all here, we clearly know about neoliberalism already.

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It'd obviously be way better if people could just sincerely be against bigotry, but I think an institutionalized politeness is generally positive when that's not the case. The main downside to it is people with extremely shallow critiques using it for witch hunts, without ever addressing any real issues. Getting dragged into pedantic arguments over language is a waste of everyone's time & energy if it means ignoring the more important shit.

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selver wrote (edited )

One of the main innovations of Uber was that you set up a card or PayPal on your account, and then the fare is calculated & paid before you even get in the car. People like that because cab drivers, and some passengers, were notorious for scamming people ("I don't have change","my credit machine is down",etc). The app acts as a third party ensuring that the driver gets paid, and that the passenger doesn't get ripped off.

Sure, you could have an option for drivers to choose whether they accept cash or not. My point is more that the Uber setup needs to be available too, as it's very popular.

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selver wrote

I'm interested in an app that allows Uber/Lyft drivers to own the means of production and make a decent wage, which requires meeting customer demand, and people fucking hate having to use cash for taxis. People would not use the app if they can't pay with credit beforehand.

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selver wrote

The site says:

Cash only

No credit cards. Drivers get paid directly with cash. BitCoin integration is on the way!

I think the whole pay beforehand thing is pretty crucial to really compete with Uber/Lyft. Also probably need a standalone app, didn't realize it was a telegram bot at first.