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zer0crash wrote

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Obviously self-hosted wont be for everyone, but if you have the skills this is the best, most controlled, and secure (if configures properly) method.


zer0crash wrote

Americans are unable to admit that these mass shootings are the result Cultural problem, not a legislative one. Even if laws were to be enacted that met the demands of gun critics, it would still not do anything to change the deepy-seeded culture of toxic aggression and alienation that fuels these shootings.

Even now in states with much stricter gun laws, the black market is providing anything illegal. So ultimately if one were determined to aqcuire the weapons, the laws themselves would do little to stop it.

The resulting situation would be that people who are actually trying to follow the law and protect themselves would find it much harder to, while those purchasing from black markets would have little to no problem.


zer0crash wrote (edited )

No, Fashwave is not an appropriation of the "leftist Vaporwave".

Synthwave is not the same as Vaporwave, like at all. It is important to know these cultural distinctions. The Music, Aesthetics, Ethos etc are completely different.

Vaporwave above all is a music genre. The music is the source of the aesthetics and not so much vice versa. Vaporwave, despite being invented by a trans woman, is not decidedly Leftist, like at all. There are no obvious leftist vaporwave music artists who are defining the scene to be leftist. It is not enough to point out Leisurewave or Laborwave and its associated memes to declare Vaporwave leftist. Not by a long shot. Those tendencies can be seen as peripheral and late-coming.


zer0crash wrote

And again here we see Journalists putting a spotlight on a turd. Fashwave, if one could even claim it exists, is a microscopic "scene", if you could even call it that. It consists of literally 1-3 actual artists and a bunch of people simply appropriating non-fash music and imagery. Yet here is an article lending it credit, inflating it to be bigger than it is.

The left could have done this for themselves, but they simply didnt. I don't know if its a lack of imagination, cultural awareness, or motivation but the Left has demonstrated itself to be very slow and reluctant to engage in the culture war. Leftists will learn this sooner or later, but I fear it will be too late by then.