I've talked about this before but the level of propaganda here is astounding. I grew up in a nation defined by its resistance to monarchy, but when they told me that same country still has a monarch they just said "it's actually fine" and I never questioned it again
They really can make people think anything, huh
http://strangehorizons.com/non-fiction/columns/freshly-rememberd-kirk-drift/ "Kirk Drift" makes an interesting argument: that despite Star Trek TOS being steeped in the sexism of its time, Kirk's reputation as a womanizer is mostly a retroactive reclamation by 80s-90s nerds seeking to bend him into a prototypical modern action hero and normalize a specific contemporary brand of nerd sexism.
https://www.thesisters.org/ the sisters of perpetual indulgence are great though in every way
charity volunteers, open source, free book drops, holding the doors open for strangers, donations, repair cafes, art, ppl who rescue animals, hobby projects. like despite the absolute best efforts of the crushing system we live in, you literally cannot escape examples of people doing shit just because it makes them happy. critically think for once in your life
capitalist economic theory: no one gives anything away without asking for something in return, and anything offered for free will be exploited by selfish people trying to profit from it
the anarchist free store in my town: please, come take more of our free stuff, we have too much. we're running out of space from all of these donations and don't know what to do
Last month, we published Against the Logic of the Guillotine ( https://cwc.im/guillotine ), critiquing punitive fantasies on the Left.
Comrades at the anarchist podcast From Embers have just released an excellent episode exploring this subject in full:
like here's a test: 1. what is the, lets say, anishinaabe concept of a spirit animal. How do you gain or learn yours? 2. what is the same culture's concept of totem, and how does that play into understanding of identity social role and ancestry? 500 words minimum.
3. Compare and contrast with the Yolngu concept of animal-kinship relationships and animal-ancestors. Focus on the different routes of agency taken by the animal.
Can you get through this gate??? If not, what the fuck do you think you're protecting? How are you not contributing the the degraded understanding of this complexity to your fellow white person??
fukin tired of appropriation discourse that ALSO doesn't know anything about the cultures they're "defending" -__-;
and all of a sudden I'm the reply guy when I expect people to know the difference between xyz cultures that consider animals ancestors/descendents, neighbors and mentors.
I wouldn't know useful shit if you payed attention to and actually valued these people and *their* experiences.
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