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the srsly wrong guys have been using the phrase "universal basic outcomes" as a counter to the idea of UBI and it's good and i approve

leftist youtube stream (live at time of posting) 

Anyways, my honest opinion about anarchism is that it fetishizes moral purity and doesn't really have a stable core other than "we hate marxism."

I mean that's the only thing that unites Bakunin with modern anarchists unless we wanna say that all anarchism is anti-semitic.

Which I don't personally believe but I do spit at anarchists when I want them to realize how easy it is to slander people you disagree with.

In all seriousness: I can respect that the CNT-FAI when they approached Franco with this proposal were heavily demoralized and had been forced underground for several years, and that indeed, their goal was tactical and to gain breathing room.

And like, it was bad, and I agree with anarchists that the Molotov-RIbbentrop pact was also bad because all diplomacy with fascists is bad (also I don't see that it really bought the USSR much breathing room and actually led to the USSR being caught off-guard).

However, the CNT-FAI in the 1940's and the USSR in the 1930's were both under a lot of pressure from fascists and didn't have the luxury of just ignoring them.

So in both cases I would argue that attempted diplomacy was understandable on a tactical level, and in fact, I don't judge the CNT-FAI for their mistake.

But anarchists just go "top kek stalin did diplomacy with hitler stalin is hitler and so are all marxists" so like fuck y'all

All I know is that I have been called an Assadist countless times, yes, by anarchists, not for ever supporting Assad because I don't and never have, but for questioning the SDF's alliance with the USA and decision to become strategically reliant on a state which has only ever betrayed the Kurds.

Like we can have different experiences and you could have said that but you just accused me of lying because my experience didn't correlate with yours and then you went digging for inaccurate centuries old receipts about Marx.

Also in my experience anarchists have no consistent presence in the anti-war movement. Source: been there, done that. Literally been an anarchist begging anarchists to get involved.

I was an anarchist for years and stopped being one because after extended study and engagement I realized it was full of shit.

The fact that anarchists just accuse disillusioned former anarchists of being liars when they criticize your movement is why I don't like y'all

How come nobody ever talks about the Black-Brown alliance the CNT-FAI tried to construct between them and Franco? They offered the Falangists seats on their national committee in exchange for legalization. It only didn't happen because Franco didn't go for it.

I mean how about that, they tried engaging in diplomacy with fascists in exchange for breathing room. I thought engaging in diplomacy with fascists even if your stated reason is to gain breathing room, was sufficient evidence to prove someone is a fascist.

So how come there's no talk of the Black-Brown alliance the CNT-FAI so dearly wanted with the Falangists?

idle security musings 

Sesame Street, a show created for public access television to help kids from low-income families learn to read and write, is being put being a paywall which will prevent the kids who most need it from accessing it.
The past 50 seasons are also included in that so they can't be streamed anywhere else.

Fuck capitalism.

Pirate Sesame Street.

So I assume Ledgerwallet now has a referral deal to fund #Gab when folks buy with that link? Can anyone help me confirm this with the folks at Ledger?

ledger.com/

Today is the holiest day of the Jewish calendar. It's the day of self-reflection and atonement, and on this day, shooters around the world have targeted Jews.

independent.co.uk/news/world/e

When I say my people are under attack in large and small ways, this is no exageration. Please don't be part of the hatred towards Jews, and be mindful of the micro-agressions that we face and listen when a Jewish person tells you that something is antisemetic.

If you care, please pass this along.

Fictional suicide mention 

financial need, boosts appreciated 

take about online community 

Anarchists and libertarian communists are officially gearing up to shift the blame for Rojava away from the SDF, the United States, and incidentally themselves, and put it on everybody on the US left who pointed out this betrayal was inevitable.

Anyways, anarchists and libertarian communists, the reason I don't trust any of you as far as I can throw you is that you can willingly and knowingly enable US imperialism for literally years and without a shred of shame turn around and blame the people who had the bad taste to point it out, and those of you with the good taste NOT to do that are still too craven to call out sectarian bullshit like that.

Get fucked, all of you. Go vote for Biden you spineless fucking hypocrites who don't believe in or stand for anything

mental health negative 

Yesterday I criticized anarchists as being in practice imperialist bootlickers.

An anarchist sympathizer responded and said, basically, "top kek, akshually, look up the dictionary definition of anarchism, they're not bootlickers"

What's funny is that anarchists usually posture as being smart enough to recognize that tall talk is often accompanied by hypocrisy, and they love nothing more than to tar and feather non-anarchists as hypocrites all day long.

But if you dare to suggest that anarchists could be hypocrites, well, then somehow I suddenly become obligated to play along with this fantasy that anarchists are actually better than humans, are actually angels, and are never guilty of hypocrisy, and couldn't be.

Anyways, I think it's interesting how I can criticize anarchist sectarianism all day and the only responses I get from anarchists is gaslighting and "arguments" worthy only of channer alt-right scum.

I just described World of Goo as

"the physics game with a storyline about the systemic flaws within consumer capitalism"

and I enjoyed the description so much I wanted to repost it here for you to enjoy

@isolategab "I can't remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you're saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it's not literally illegal to express."

New HTYP article: htyp.org/microemployment

I'm sure there are lots of other examples besides the ones I've listed.

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