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Climate Catastrophe. IPCC Report Incredibly optimistic. 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?

Anti-capitalism, indigenous genocide Show more

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Been thinking about the conversation a few days ago regarding building systems that inherently, structurally resist capitalism. Systems that not only make the world a more just place, but insofar as is possible make a less just world infeasible.

I also finished reading An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States this week and have been processing that. What sticks out immediately is this:

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An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States Show more

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I'm honestly finding Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States really hard to toot about because every single piece of the book is crucial. It's so beautifully woven together that taking excerpts feels like I'm unraveling the impact of each page and minimizing it. Every piece of Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz's analysis is vital.

This book is so good, and so important. I urge all people living in the so-called United States to read this book. Please please please.

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Anti-Imperialism and Fighting Global Warming Show more

Homesteading, from Indigenous Peoples' History Show more

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