Today I released the first edition of Riot Medicine, a public domain book to help street medics in the struggle for liberation, autonomy, and dignity for all. You can download all 466 pages for free here: https://riotmedicine.net/downloads
Aside from pushing back on fash appropriation of the skin aesthetic, if you’re more afraid of people in boots n braces than white guys in suits, you might fear the wrong thing. It is not on us to change ourselves for you.
Yes, people can still be accommodating. I am a large punk mfer who purposely makes enough noise while walking at night to not scare people. Trigger warnings for common traumas are good.
But the world isn’t going to be so cushy that you never feel a bad fifi on accident.
People build up inaccurate models of the world and prejudge people then get mad when they don’t change for them.
Not everything that makes you afraid is dangerous. Sometimes you have to learn to deal with that. Maybe also just harden the fuck up.
The world is not kind enough and does not accommodate people’s traumas well enough.
The world will never be perfectly kind to you and perfectly accommodate all your traumas.
Both are true.
That skinhead thread is still alive and people keep commenting “I have a gut reaction to seeing skins and it makes me afraid.”
That’s a you problem. If you are still using outdated stereotypes of what a nazi is and reacting to that, you are the one who needs to change.
There is no morality or justice or karma to climate change. This isn’t a religious cleanse or a healthy system expelling a virus. This is just change that is hostile to many current forms of life.
Treating it like a moral or immune responses suggests we shouldn’t try to stop it or that those affected deserve it. Loss of life (human and otherwise) due to climate change is not good. As anarchists, our goal is to preserve life. Change your framing.
International brigades to the Amazon when https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/14/amazon-rainforest-now-emitting-more-co2-than-it-absorbs
practice proper opsec. no logs no crime. no trace no case.
i'm not your role model.
use tor, rotate identities, work in RAM, store as little as possible, copertmentalize, leave no trace, dont talk, trust no one
an OP doesn't need more than one person
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