When filming Zulu (1964) in South Africa, when the authorities warned the British crew that interracial sex was punishable by whipping, the producer responded by asking "if he could have the lashes while doing it".
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@aral did you spot me getting pushed around by a big policeman while holding a camera in his face (6.20) the next day a policeman I was having a friendly chat with one min was stamping on my foot when a police riot kicked off on the back gate. Was limping for 3 months... happy times ;)
In the #Fediverse I like to look at this differently.
In the film "freedom of choice, you choose" is the individuals getting traumatized.
Am pushing the mass walk through of the police stop and search and the healing that came from that.
As a bonus the thousand of people who were illegally stopped and searched got police compensation and nationally the abuse of "stop and search" in activism was visibly reduced for a few years.
A good social outcome.
"can choose your community" :)
Yep trauma is a issue, why I use basic ways of looking at these things. Then it's up to the people to build up from this simplicity DIY, a grassroots aproch.
Practical approaches https://visionon.tv/w/nw2pRyvj1vfjx1u4ETNEsw a film i made for the legal support crew of a big campaign. The repression was ongoing and strong. The healing was the mass walking through the police stop and search - this likely mediated a lot of growing trauma...
#Openweb - all together push through, the HARD block crumbles.
#indymediaback one thing to keep in mind, I think we/indymedia crew learned the wrong lesson from these raids/repression.
We pushed fear/control as a solution, which added to the mess #closedweb
When making judgments, let's be #KISS, to see through the mess.
Shovels and compost #OMN
Hard to see how you can do a left wing project without showing the workings
open/trust - left
We fall to easily into
fear/control - right
It's what the page is about.
Yep the whole #dotcons side of the EU funding agenda is poison and only feeds the mess.
As I highlight, just about all funding is poured strate down the drain, it's the normal outcome.
https://unite.openworlds.info/Open-Media-Network/4opens/wiki/Funding-of-openweb-projects looking at the best funding I have found... not attacking them, opening a conversation on a OBVIOUS issue.
We can also look at the funding that is 100% poured down the drain, but we likely have little influence there.
I like to keep it positive, if possible, BUT a lot of people are #BLOCKING which will create some fire and LOTS of smoke, It's what social change/challenge looks like... murky...
Focus on #KISS to see through the smoke.
Getting a good outcome is hard... but feel this influx of EU funding is going to do damage and little good to the #Fediverse health if it keeps funding to its current agenda.
Though the fediverse is drifting from its own lifestyle mess...
Let's try and mediate the funding driven damage.
Then lifestyle driven damage can mediate its self.
Looking for a better social change/challenge outcome and less mess :)
We suffer from postmodernism feeding off neoliberalism that #blocks good outcomes.
Let's take a moment to look at this. I get round the current mess by defining left/right at a level that can't be argued if you are a "useful person".
Right-wing is motivated by Fear/control
Left-wing is motivated by Trust/open
The story of #XML and the *huge* amount of work that has been built on top of it (#XBRL, #SVG, #RSS etc), then summarily deprecated for the "easier to use" #JSON, then re-invented step-by-step as JSON-LD or JSON-Schema is crying to be written
Can't pretend to understand how it all happened, the actors, the interests, the role of committees, the role of developers etc, but it does feel as if this is a slow motion car crash that played out over more than two decades...
We have a churning problem in alt-tec.
Activertypub was built from pubsubhub which was built from atompub with was built from RSS which was born in the high tide of the #openweb since this first step it's been down hill in progressive tech leading to the majority move to the #dotcons and our current shit heap.
Stop the churn, stop it now.
@dsfgs "federated" and openweb are the same thing... The orgionly web was made up of lots of micro websites that linked to each other. It was a world wide web... If you lift the lid on the Activertypub network we have just rebuilt this orgional idea with some extra usefull "feed tech". It's a human built web, in this a #openweb
The problem we face is UX and disfuctional tribalism in #fashernista alt is off-putting.
Then the is the issue of "digital drugs" which we have no answer to currently.
There language "social network" is poisend our language #openweb is fresh as the majority do not know what it means - but for us it means a lot.
Slow the tech churn, let's build from the web, the #openweb
I understand it's hard to be constantly anti - #fasherniata
A time of crises for the long term it's the ONLY progressive thing to be.
@dsfgs communicating is a good, it's the only thing that drives social change/challenge. So having a communication gap while striving to bridge it is real change. So this is a question of balance.
Open/closed is important as it challenges "us" as much as it challenges "them" we need to be the change as much as we need to change "them".
If you are interested in positive alternative to the current mess http://hamishcampbell.com/tag/omn/
Asking questions on what you find from following the hashtag is VERY much incuraged. Every journey starts with a step.
You will likely need a shoval and it helps to feel welcome in the #openweb
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