I fear that the next great genocide will be done in the name of the environment, as capitalism utilizes fascism as a tool to sustain itself into the future by simply killing potentially billions instead of addressing the inherent problems of a system built on endless growth.
Every day that fear grows as in desperation, people online voice support for various methods of “Population Control” with overt implications that genocide is mandatory for the future of the human race itself.
When it becomes impossible to prevent social media from collecting information about you, the only way forward is to poison the intel through the elaborate tactics of obfuscation and outright deception.
People need to band together to create an absolute torrent of useless information, outright fabrications, and other creative inventions to weaken the systems of automatic surveillance which are being created every day.
The Girl Scouts of Western Washington were offered $100,000 on the condition that the donation "will not be used to support transgender girls".
They sent the money back, held a fundraising campaign, and raised $300,000. #ForEVERYGirl
Like maybe consider the important history of groups like the Jewish Labour Bund, the Black Panthers, or similar groups before you go declaring all Marxists ideologically identical to whichever counterrevolutionary dictator you hate the most.
The Egoist "Spook" and the Situationist "Spectacle" are essentially identical when it comes to the practical application of their concepts. The first simply focuses on how it is experienced as the individual, the latter as a society.
When corporations consider pretending to be suicidal a viable means to appear "Relatable" to millennial - it becomes clear that Mental Health is a facet of the modern political and economic landscape - even suicide becomes a commodity and an image sold back to the struggling masses. The creation of suffering - the branding of suffering - the export of suffering - all becomes a means to profit.
That said - What does a social media platform which rewards cooperation and harmonious discussion actually look like? How do we evolve social media into something more than a verbal gladiatorial performance?
Promoting cooperation requires a certain degree of social engineering, since under capitalism we are conditioned towards constant - often pointless - competition.
There are a lot of democrats who have absolutely no problem with the descent into fascism - they have a problem with it being done in an undignified and inefficient way. This is why democrats propose the “Smart Wall” with drones and other technology instead of actually opposing the rhetoric that a wall was necessary to begin with.
Hot take: "Debate" as a form of conflict has filled the cultural niche that Dueling once did. It's the same form of fake ritualised combat, and insecure white men like doing it because it makes them feel they're more capable at something than they actually are. Just as no one who was good at dueling would have actually been any good at fighting in a war, no one who's good at debate is actually any good at changing people's minds.
Saving the planet requires us to coordinate in building a society in which no individuals can make such globally destructive decisions. A society in which private jets and mega-yachts simply don’t exist for individually to flaunt their wealth with. Similarly one cannot fight the “One-Hundred Corporations” infamously blamed for climate change without addressing the systems which allow corporations to exist in the first place.
Individual actions absolutely do matter when discussing climate change. However we seem to quickly forget that some people’s decisions weigh more than others for the purpose of deciding our future.
One billionaire making the decision to joyride a private jet for an afternoon has single-handedly acted to produce more greenhouse gasses than the average person could negate from personal decisions like veganism, recycling, etc.
The normalization of stimulant-usage as the standard method of ensuring enough energy in the day to perform labour is itself a massive sign that the economic demands placed upon humans are inhumane.
I wish more people were aware that “Needing coffee just to wake up.” is a sign that your lifestyle is killing you - and that those who demand you maintain that lifestyle through economic coercion are endangering your wellbeing for profit.
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The concept of beauty is tied up in who has the "correct" gender presentation, skin tone, an able body, and other factors of oppression.
The concept of intelligence is tied to who has the "right" culture, dialect, neurotype, etc.
The concept of productivity places ability above disability, ranks some activities above others, and positions the work itself above people.
No matter how much you expand the meaning of who beautiful, who is intelligent, who is productive, there will still be folks left out. Free yourself as much as you can from these ideas. Break out of this by loving and accepting ugliness, stupidity, and laziness!
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