Just watched the music video for Goldfinger's cover of 99 Red Balloons, and now I'm sad that I'm not a real punk in the 90s 😭

Will I ever be bold enough to look like the punk I know I am in my heart? πŸ˜­πŸ˜‚πŸ˜­

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did this object sparkle joy in those who have manufactured it? was it made by forced labour? what impact does it have on the ecosystem? how do I recycle it?
MariKondoing the Antropocene

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Yesterday someone showed me a public library in what used to be the house of the richest fraternity in town. As I looked in the windows from the dark porch, admiring the intricately carved banister, my only words, quite loud, were "full communism 😍"

Someone told my mom that one sushi roll is equivalent to eating a loaf of bread, and now she's scared of rice. Please send help.

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*cough* Everyone should be like John Brown instead of pretending to be like John Brown Online

Intense subtooting, some caps Show more

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Whiteness Show more

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Whiteness (this is for the white folks) Show more

Ariana Grande, hornt-ish Show more

Just for the record: I Like That still bangs

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life hack: the legitimacy of every single legal system on earth is predicated upon extrajudicial violence

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Climate Catastrophe. IPCC Report Incredibly optimistic. Show more

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Climate Catastrophe. IPCC Report Incredibly optimistic. Show more

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meta, twitter/tumblr influx Show more

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But here's the other thing that this leads me to: hope. The history of capitalism in the so-called United States makes it very clear that once we eliminate capitalism (and states tbh) globally, it isn't coming back. Not in any lasting way, at least. It takes boundless, ceaseless violence to maintain capitalism, as well as a whole lot of power. Once the cultural/institutional supply chain to violence and accumulation is severed, I doubt it can ever be reinstituted on a visible timescale.

In the US, this process is futile, impossible even, without the central recognition that the fundamentals of all power on the continent are based on the suppression of indigenous sovereignty and the theft and destruction of these territories. We cannot abolish settler colonial capitalism without relinquishing all institutional power, without upholding indigenous autonomy, and without accepting whatever that means for us as settlers in these lands.

But here's the other thing that this leads me to: hope. The history of capitalism in the so-called United States makes it very clear that once we eliminate capitalism (and states tbh) globally, it isn't coming back. Not in any lasting way, at least. It takes boundless, ceaseless violence to maintain capitalism, as well as a whole lot of power. Once the cultural/institutional supply chain to violence and accumulation is severed, I doubt it can ever be reinstituted on a visible timescale.

I mean how nonsensical is it (and how perfectly settler of us) that we can struggle to create systems and cultures that aren't susceptible to capitalism, and we can go so far as to debate the feasibility of the endeavor at all, when indigenous peoples have for so long resisted settler colonial capitalism on all levels?

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