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On the ethics of looting BONUS
As pointed out by boots riley and as I've become very aware of from Observations
Looting spreads the police out. When there's looting all over the city it spreads out police forces and keeps them from all going after protests. Divide and conquer. Protest in multiple locations and the looters whether they're trying or not are helping the protests
there’s no surer way for a guy to convince me he’s emotionally immature and living a preposterously unexamined life than by claiming systemic racism isn’t a huge problem in this country
shout out that computer some company trained to hire lacrosse-playing Jareds.
“welp time to clock in at the racism factory. i haven’t gotten a promotion or a raise in three years but at least i can still afford an xbox and get to say the n-word a lot”
Do you want a good start for learning about the relationship between Racism and Capitalism?
Considering we probably need to dismantle one to dismantle the other, this short (16min) video is a great place to start:
Geographies of Racial Capitalism with Ruth Wilson Gilmore
a lot of straight white dudes refuse to acknowledge their privilege bc they can’t bear to admit their mediocre, unimpressive lives aren’t even fully merited. it never occurs to them maybe they’d be /more/ fulfilled and /more/ accomplished living a life they want, rather than subserviently replicating the same toxic white supremacist patriarchy??
Nobody owes you an explanation for why they block you. But if you need a reason, roll 1d10 or choose from the list.
Your blocker finds you:
1- too obnoxious
2- too offensive
3- factually correct, but annoying
4- remind them of their hated great-aunt
5- post too much about food
6- too gleeful
7- too non-sequitur-ous
8- too obsessed with Star Trek, quilting, Satan, and/or toenails
9- too much
10-roll twice more.
I hope having an answer brings you peace. Move on.
As I've revealed in my last Patreon post, I've been working on adding end-to-end encryption APIs into Mastodon as an upgrade to the direct message system.
Any and all technical details available at the moment are here:
An implementation guide for app developers is being worked on.
the purpose of a trade union is to protect laborers from exploitation by capitalists; the purpose of a police union is to use the monopoly of state-sanctioned violence to extort communities. these are not the same
just a note to the programmers on here: if your work involves ai, neural networks, or other expensive algorithms designed to replace human judgement, consider how much it's truly meant to be more equitable and/or efficient and whether it meets that goal. if it doesn't and you're just automating existing judgement at great expense, the purpose of including a neural network is to obfuscate culpability
this is not theoretical
@maloki here is the link for everyone who hasn’t seen it yet
look im just the admin here i dont make the rules
every day is a moon holiday when you're living in fully-automated luxury gay space communism. lets dance to honor our lesbian aunt the moon under the silver glow of her justice and grace