tiktok is teaching teens that shooting video in portrait mode is acceptable and that's not okay

XR sent me a mail that they're opening a chapter in area (finally). They're holding a zoom meting tonight as introduction and I'm going to be there.

Thank you all, you lovely activists and humans working to make this world a good place.

I was feeling down about the state of the world for a bit, but you're giving me the strength not to give up.

poetry spam 

Hold Your Own

Hold your lovers,
Hold their hands,
Hold their breasts in your hands like your hands were their bras,
Hold their cheeks in your palms like a prayer,
Hold them all night and feel them hold back,
Don’t hold back,
Hold your own.

youtube.com/watch?v=IDuLEWQGmw

poetry spam 

This is the first poetry story, long story set to music, by Kae Tempest I heard. Let Them Eat Chaos.

youtube.com/watch?v=3xu5HL1Xl6

poetry spam 

'But here there are names,
only names.
Too many to utter,
too soon to forget.

Learn how spinal chords shaking over wreckage play a violin prayer out loud.'

Tonge Fu - Shattershock

Words that stab my soul without hesitation...

poetry spam 

Tongue Fu is amazing!

'I love the poets that are troubling to trouble us' - poet Salena Godden.
Poetry is troubling, poets trouble us with the troubles of the world. Every once in a while we need to stop, listen and feel the troubles of the world.

Check these out
youtube.com/watch?v=dH797RUNJI
youtube.com/watch?v=vA_kNQLjbq
youtube.com/watch?v=Ktg1-4et_B
youtube.com/watch?v=wkicAvsM4j

Today I might be going on a big Kae Tempest listening binge, so be prepared for a bunch of links to hard hitting poetry performances.

Tunnel Vision

youtube.com/watch?v=2aqpL0Unnp

They always manage to make things so human, so close, so personal. At times it's like you're spoken to, but it's really like they're speaking for you (for me at least).

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People's Faces by Kae Tempest (it says Kate they're called Kae now).

This piece of music/poetry often brings me solace, even when it brings me to tears.

youtube.com/watch?v=mpy9OGVFJ1

politics, US and EU 

I wouldn't expect either of the US presidential candidates to really fix what's wrong with the place, to bring economic, racial and environmental justice. I don't expect it form the most popular politicians of the nation-state I live in either.

I'm still young and I used to trust in the state and politics but lately I just can't anymore. They're letting the world die and are unable to provide something as simple as housing to those in need.

Goood morning Humans!

'Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitations of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.'

Article 24 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights :)

If a man walk in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer; but if he spends his whole day as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making earth bald before her time, he is esteemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.
-- Henry David Thoreau

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They're so smart, the anarchists.
If you just read a little or only the first chapters you're getting value and what you're reading is making you a better person and creating a better world (probably)
If you think something is good and want to know more, you buy it and this supports the author, which wouldn't have happened had they not shared what they did.

Truly only good things come from them freely sharing parts of these books.

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So the dropbox with books I got from the anarchists only has first chapters and introductions. Now I think I have to buy one of the books that seems really good.

Academic niche stuff, "Other", complaining 

When using the word "Other", please, please, write down who you're referring to.
Depending if it's Lacan or Levinas the interpretation of you text can wildly vary. There's probably other ways the word has been used by other writers too.

Sorting out thougts 

I keep struggling with universalism, I think it's a beautiful ideal to strive for, but in the back of my mind I know that it can sometimes be exclusionary. But then I counter that by saying any exclusion in practice is just a deviation from the ideal.

Perhaps universalism should stay rough and only for the things that we can say all humans have in common.

But is there even a way to get from 'is' to 'ought'?
That's ethics I guess, so perhaps yes. I want yes.

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