US/Iran talk 

The US war machine is trip over its own pants stupid and entirely beholden to its military contractors, but it still has the capacity to inflict immense suffering. At home and abroad it must be eradicated.

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Rape 

For those who are unaware, Alive MMA in Portland, OR is run by rapist Bill Bradley. He also masquerades as a leftist while he has done security for Andy Ngo

What this misses of course, is that hierarchy inordinately restricts efficiency. The call to power more often than not obstructs, rather than incites, innovation, creativity, and even productivity.

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This is true across economic, political, ethical, scientific, military, cultural, etc. structures. In each system, hierarchy is highlighted as being more efficient than the alternatives, a presumption that also relies on the belief that humans must be compelled to act/order

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Authoritarianism in all its forms instills the necessity of hierarchy to a properly functioning system, when all that is actually required is adequate communication.

Just as it was to FDR, the (new) new deal that Bernie, AOC, etc. envision is a lifeline to capital. It preserves the core of capitalism, while diluting its effects just enough to ensure the survival of a sufficient enough population from which value can be continually extracted

In sum, capital retains what it has always mutated to retain, a control of access to itself, whether that has come in the form of raw materials, crops, machinery, tech, IP, land, currency, or even the networks that preserve its ideological and material reign.

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On a more macro level, offloading the incessant drive for productivity into the realms of networked capital (social media, data agg, etc.) reinvigorates the neoliberal logic of capital all while its material production wanes.

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Jasbir Puar makes this a central claim in her interrogation of debility and capacity in “The Right to Maim”

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And this returns me to my original point about social capital. If neoliberalism privileges a particular kind of networked productivity as a mechanism of identification (and also an implied control) who you know, identify, and affiliate with becomes paramount.

These are not benign coagulations, but newly routed assemblages of capital in which wealth and power are incited to flow in a “depoliticized” manner.

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If the move to modernity signaled a transition from action to identity, the contemporary moment is traced by a similar move from identity to affiliation. The question is no longer ‘who you are’ but ‘who you are with’

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These complex and hyper specific forms of dynamic identity (political or otherwise) act to make sense of a realm overwrought with endless information as well as to signal one’s potential collective attachments to others.

This is exactly why contemporary online identities necessitate the interpellation of flags, avis, political compasses and other means of announcing one’s affiliations.

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Under a neoliberal regime that privileges informatics, endless data aggrandizing, and the all powerful power of the metric, it is not an accident that social capital has become a dynamic component of capitalist accumulation and a means to inscribe hierarchal relations.

‪The right: ANTIFA are all bloodthirsty killers, they lurk in the night around every corner waiting to satisfy their unquenchable lust for murder‬

‪Actual antifa me: *sending group text to roommates* there’s a tiny baby spider right near the faucet please use it g e n t l y :)‬

Alcohol Mention 

Truly who could have foreseen these shitty politics coming from a mass of dudes whose only societal contribution was 'craft beer appreciator' before seamlessly pivoting to 'leftist' podcasts

"The absence of the workers’ movement is not a weakness, then, but in fact an opening. When it becomes too expensive to sustain and affirm the lives of workers as workers, this signals that the mutually reinforcing cycle between labor and capital has begun to decay, and the possibility of breaking that cycle altogether emerges."

- "No Way Forward, No Way Back," Chuang 1

Thus, alignment charts, symbols, flags, become the ultimate mobilization of politics. One must only announce their allegiance to be a leftist. By ceding the territory of everything but representation we are doomed to be forever captured by the forces of capital.

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