This instance is a place to plan and talk about direct action in a practical ways, yes we can wax philosophical at times which is fine but in the end it comes back to real people doing real things on real ground to affect real power relationships. To work towards a more "horazontal" world for everyone and everything.
Think rebooting grassroots media and/or the #openweb would be a small step in the right direction.
Knowledge and communication are both at the base of power. We are completely powerless in the #dotcons world on these subjects.
Only fantasists and loons would not agree with this simple view.
Worth talking about these issues in actavist groups https://www.documentjournal.com/2020/06/the-blurred-faces-and-ethics-of-protest-photography/
Angela Davis vs the Liberal Reformers - Existential Comics
Big Tech is the malady. Decentralization is the antidote.
Decentralize, and the advertizing model breaks down. Celebrities turn into mere jerks with over-inflated opinions of themselves. Facebook can only profit if it has billions of users locked in to its walled garden. Without centralization, existential threats become paper tigers.
Its intresting to think about #hashtags for them to have meaning they need to become a shared social tool. The problem for us is that in the world of #stupidindividualism its taken as an act of individual expression. Thus has no function in posative social change #failbook #dotcons and #deathcult its a mess with no good outcome #XR
Worth a read if anyone has every called you a conspiracy theorist https://scienceforhippies.com/
They like producing #refugees.
Planned #Degrowth now.
- Post Coronavirus: The World You Want is in Your Hands | George Monbiot https://www.doubledown.news/watch/2020/11/june/post-coronavirus-the-world-you-want-is-in-your-hands-george-monbiot
- The Dark Side of British History You Weren't Taught in School | George Monbiot https://www.doubledown.news/watch/2020/13/june/the-dark-side-of-british-history-you-werent-taught-in-school-george-monbiot
- "Minneapolis was a Warzone" Frontline Report on Black Lives Matter Protests Rocking America https://www.doubledown.news/watch/2020/15/june/minneapolis-was-a-warzone-frontline-report-on-george-floyd-black-lives-matter-protests-rocking-america
I love a bit of liberalism, but the current crop have drunk deeply from the #deathcult of neo-liberalism and post-modernism and are so infected with this that they are little better than plague zombies. Were do we go from here?
For those of you who hold on to the belief that we can change the system from within, or using it's tools to build something different:
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