ziq

ziq wrote

In every group, there is one person who is widely regarded as the worst of all, the most execrable. Scapegoats serve the function of enabling everyone else to come together and feel that they share something: if nothing else, they all have in common the fact that they are not the scapegoat. The others hurry to demonstrate how much they belong by heaping scorn upon the scapegoat—until one day the scapegoat is not there anymore and the role is transferred to the next in line.

If we were part of a community bound together by compassionate and sustainable ways of relating, we would recognize that the scapegoat plays an essential role, a sacred role. We would have customs by which to secretly honor and protect those in danger of occupying the role of scapegoat, without making the situation explicit to anyone involved. We would not hurry to exclude and isolate scapegoats, we would not hasten the time when we might find ourselves in their shoes. By keeping those who are different safe among us, we keep ourselves safe. That goes for the most frustrating, the most outré, the most controversial.

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Reply to comment by ziq in Ban confusion by MHC

ziq wrote (edited )

how long was it banned for?

and how do you whitelist an ip? I thought you could only whitelist usernames

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Reply to Ban confusion by MHC

ziq wrote

you were using the onion address on tor and were getting a notice saying you're banned?

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Reply to comment by ziq in Every tankie brain by Kylie

ziq wrote (edited )

wtf wtf?? You just forced Xi to postpone communism for another 5 years with your dissent, you counter-revolutionary

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Reply to comment by ziq in RIP Aragorn! by lastfutures

ziq wrote

It's staggering how effective reds have gotten at shutting down anarchy with their smear campaigns. They don't even have to work too hard, just spam "ableist" or "rape-apologist" a few times with no evidence or context and the anarcho-maoist swarm enthusiastically echoes it far and wide, drowning out anyone that would ask for explanation.

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