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selver wrote

From Embers is another good anarchist interview podcast.

Citations Needed is a media criticism podcast from a leftist perspective, not necessarily anarchist, but it's probably the best nonfiction one I listen to.

Season of the Bitch is an all woman podcast that interviews leftist people, but also does episodes with just the hosts.

New Books in Critical Theory covers a lot of new interesting philosophy books.

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selver wrote (edited )

Final Straw interviews a lot of people. Kind of anarcho-NPR.

RevLeft Radio does really good interviews about leftist theory. But they are big on left unity so it can be a bit sketch sometimes.

Also, we've got raddle.me/wiki/podcasts

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selver wrote (edited )

I don't feel that there's any point to debating when there is a fundamental difference in base values. There's nothing to debate if someone's coming into the conversation without empathy, defending the status quo & conservatism. It's not like I can convince people to hate the world they live in as much as I do.

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selver wrote (edited )

I do hope they do another episode, it started going in a direction I liked at the end. What I like most about aragorn's interviews is when he cuts through people's rhetoric and asks something like "so what does this actually look like? are you asking me to march every day? etc." I'd like to hear them get more in depth about the role of the academic, without Nathan rambling on in that academic style as much.

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selver wrote (edited )

Mom is mostly apolitical & not opinionated. Has always voted for the Canadian Liberal party.

Dad's a bit reactionary when it comes to race, nationalism, etc. He's often cited capitalism as the problem in recent years, but I'm not sure what he thinks the alternative is. He thinks there should be no stock market. Hates whatever he thinks communism is. Hasn't read a book in 50 years. I think he hates what's going on politically right now, but there's very few alternatives presented in mainstream discourse. He liked Bernie I think. But I've avoided anything but small talk with that asshole for a decade, so have never gotten really into what he believes.

Raised apolitical for the most part.

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selver wrote (edited )

That's called a mesh network. They already exist, some on a very large scale. Folks in my city are experimenting with using antennas to send wifi from one apartment to another across the street (works for up to 200mb/s or something), so one person can pay for a good connection, and then share or sell it to others.

In Spain (I think that's where) the ISP companies were not running lines out to rural areas, so people starting creating a mesh network with long range receivers, and that's what's widely used now.

Edit: the thing in Spain is called Guifi.net

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selver wrote (edited )

I pirate from corporations. I pay if it's straight from the producer & they seem to need the money, ie. I'm not paying if you're already really famous.

Bandcamp & Patreon are usually what I use to support artists.

And I buy books cause I like hard copies.

Edit: But also it's all dependent on me having disposable income now. When I didn't have the money I'd just pirate it all, and then try to give back when I could

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selver wrote

You might have no chance of getting through to them, but it helps to sway other people who are reading the conversation & may be undecided.

There are a few good faith fascists on Reddit that I debate sometimes.

Whether it's a waste of time or not depends on if you enjoy it, and on what else you'd be doing with that time.

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selver wrote

EDIT: The only person to state what the end game was is to eliminate white people, and its being upvoted. this is the very thing (racism, hatred, discrimination) your side claims to be against. very interesting indeed.

That edit really warms my heart. I'm so proud of us.

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selver wrote

Let us imagine the general, the bishop, the ambassador, the academic, the prison guard, the warden — naked. What would be left of their prestige, of the authority delegated to them? The rulers know this well, and this is not the least of the motives for their hostility to nudism.