Debt strike. Just stop paying your bullshit loans. They literally do not have the capacity to collect on even a small fraction of delinquent title loans, for instance. The idea of collecting on student loans is a bigger joke than the mortgage bubble. Most our zombie economy is about using humans as cut-outs to fabricate value. All it takes is a few weeks of deliberate, clear inaction to crash it as an ultimatum.
@kiwifuzz The wheelchair has become a defacto symbol on birdsite, which is great, but I wish we had one that included other disabilities like chronic pain.
"We find ways of making communities. Not based on shared individual traits, so much as on a shared desire to understand and protect one another. Shared understanding, based on learning about each other. Even the parts of each other that would seem inconvenient at first glance. Even the parts of each other, perhaps especially those parts, where our stories seem to contradict. Because it’s those parts that show us where we most need to grow, and understand, and learn to see each other in new ways."
Kamala Harris is a COP
Kamala Harris is the embodiment of carceral feminism
Felony convictions in San Francisco went WAY up when Harris was district attorney
Harris criminalized truancy for elementary school children
Harris has led multiple campaigns against sex workers (backpage specifically)
Harris relies on her Hipness to be approachable and distract from her HORRENDOUS politics
I think the best question to test whether someone's a bad person is "If you saw someone shoplifting groceries, would you tell management/the cops?"
I feel like even the most brainwashed person, as long as they're still fundamentally compassionate, would say no. Or at least would ask follow-up questions. They'd in some way recognize that if you had to choose between starving or disrespecting social conventions of property, it's right for you to steal
Anyone who gives an unconditional yes is a monster
If I gave into relying on and believing in government to support my individual survival, then I would not be inclined to build a community.
I would accept the isolation of capitalism. I would not share my gifts with friends in exchange for collective survival.
For this, I can be glad I was rejected by the system.
The wage-̶s̶l̶a̶v̶e̶r̶y̶-labor and the opposition to worker exploitation by E̶l̶o̶n̶ ̶M̶u̶s̶k̶ C̶a̶r̶l̶y̶ ̶F̶i̶o̶r̶i̶n̶a̶ J̶e̶f̶f̶ ̶B̶e̶z̶o̶s̶ a completely fictional character named Steve Lift in one of the most inspiring resistance places in the world, Oakland, currently being ruined by gentrification driven by companies like Google, Facebook, Uber, etc,
with definitive tastes of "Soylent Green" as well as bringing the usual excellence of the director, lead cast member and Oakland resident Boots Riley...
...that's the movie "Sorry to Bother You",
one of the best 2018.
Also the title of the album Boots Riley's band The Coup made while Boots was participating in #OccupyOakland.
That album contains for example "The Guillotine" and is a follow-up to the Communist's "Party Music" containing e.g. "5 Million Ways to Kill a C.E.O", which Boots performed at Occupy Oakland (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkKQzd-g92M).
We're hosting the second installation of our free market common, where we bring stuff we don't want and pick up stuff we do. We also serve fika, talk trash, talk politics and talk trash politics.
December 2nd, event on fb: https://www.facebook.com/events/562794897493449/?ti=as …pic.twitter.com/ORGa9NnTE1 https://twitter.com/AutonomaStudent/status/1062747089900355584
None that are specifically like that, but a bunch that have similar politics.
Books: I'm partway through Criptiques, but it's good so far. In terms of personal narratives, All the Weight of Our Dreams, Typed Words, Loud Voices and Loud Hands, for sure.
Also, And Straight on Till Morning has a long essay on lawsuits against Judge Rotenberg Center. Authoring Autism discusses autistic agency extensively, especially from a rhetorical (and neuroqueer/liberation) perspective.
23 yr old communist autist & naked artist in pain
Anticapitalist Mastodon instance. Party means fun, not political party. But we're still political.