A lot of time this is some sort of St. Paul Principle "keep conflicts internal" kinda argument or some sort of appeasement to prevent further fracturing of groups. IME I have never seen as much damage done to anarchist groups as I've seen done from people weaponizing callouts.
If I could kill any anarchist myth, I would be seriously torn between "dumb phones are burners and make you safe" and "apple cider vinegar cures pepper spray / tear gas."
These are both the exact same kind of dogma that we as anarchists should be railing against, and yet both are myths that just will not die holy shit.
This song makes me want to get absolutely ratchet drunk off moonshine, rob a bank, and party late into the night with fireflies and gators. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LRHw7uyqiI
This one goes out to the agender gang. ⬛️⬜️🟩⬜️⬛️
Like everyday I see something like “ayy if you’re gonna go to a protest bring a burner.”
1. You mean protest phone
2. The properties that make a phone a “protest phone” are never discussed in sufficient detail as to be actionable or useful
And in most cases where there is any significant amount of repression it is probably better to bring no phone to prevent location tracking, social network mapping, and data extraction if arrested.
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