zer0crash

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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.

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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.

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zer0crash wrote

Yeah Marx talked about Historical Determinism. I and many others diverge in that I assert Late Stage Capitalism will not necessarily make way for Communism "naturally" because the Capitalist State has learned to adapt to survive, using Fascism as a means to reconstitute itself. Therefore it is necessary for us to become active agents of history and kill it ourselves.

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zer0crash wrote (edited )

Weed helps cope with stress. Too much and too long and you get in a foggy sunken place. Take a break and when you resume shits waay more potent lol

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On that illegalist shit tho; yeah, sex, drugs, alcohol and doing wild stupid shit can help build and reinforce that culture, but it's got it's obvious problems. In general, I think most Leftists could greatly benefit from understanding the actually existing (albeit misguided), young, fast, illegalist culture of hip hop, poc struggle and culture etc. I'm on that post-scarcity luxury anarchism shit. fuck it, zero-emission Lambos and mansions for everyone!

I aint fucking with nothing harder than coke tho. tbh I don't try to regularly associate with people who I know are addicts of "hard drugs" because I've been burned way too many times lol. There is a strong tendency of anti-social behavior, theft or conning the limited resources of people around them (who likely care for them). Hard drugs really spread alienation and despair throughout our neighborhoods. White people, in general, are more likely to have family and social safety nets to keep them from ending up on the street tho. It sucks but its true.

I would agree the Nihilism, Individualism, Egoism would affirm drug use and that ties in with the mystical, heathen milieu. however I believe its the consequences of abuse that other people suffer that people are against, not so much its use alone.

but most hallucinogens are p dope!