The forced erosion of the world's incredibly diverse formal wear into suits, ties, and dresses really makes my heart ache.

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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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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 

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

When the "ableist slurs are fine because your language doesn't matter" jerk toots about how people are much more amenable to leftist theory if you put it in everyday language instead of jargon.

You are galaxy braining so hard right now, my dude. 😐

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Whiteness 

People sometimes talk about "white culture," but that's nonsensical. Whiteness is a category that was invented specifically for the purpose of rationalizing the brutal mistreatment on a mass scale of dark-skinned people. Its only inherent characteristics are theft, deception, rape, and murder. It steals culture from "white" people and replaces it with a hollow superiority. It steals from Black people, Native people, POC, period.

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Whiteness (this is for the white folks) 

Being anti-whiteness and anti-racist is the only way, imo, to navigate being white in this world. We live in societal structures built by people who were overt white supremacists. Until we collectively replace those structures with just and equitable ones, all of us white people are complicit in the continuation of white supremacy. Yes, even if your parents just immigrated and none of your ancestors were involved in slavery.

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Ariana Grande, hornt-ish 

At the height of recent horniness is the absolute best-worst time to hear this song for the first time: youtube.com/watch?v=7_rftpd0u0

Just for the record: I Like That still bangs

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Climate Catastrophe. IPCC Report Incredibly optimistic. 

"If you are alarmed by those sentences, you should be β€” they are horrifying. But it is, actually, worse than that β€” considerably worse. That is because the new report’s worst-case scenario is, actually, a best case. In fact, it is a beyond-best-case scenario. What has been called a genocidal level of warming is already our inevitable future. The question is how much worse than that it will get."
nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/1

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Climate Catastrophe. IPCC Report Incredibly optimistic. 

Just to clarify for anyone who reads this article and isn't very knowledgable about climate change: The author's references to GDP in a +4C world is pure absurdist humor. Warming at this rate will render the biosphere nonfunctional at +4C. We are looking at total biological reset. The idea of human industry at those temps is a macabre joke.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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