@AzureHusky Honestly the concept of a Final Fantasy style "White Mage" has always appealed to me more than the crusader inspired Cleric. I was quite happy to notice support for that type of character in some of my AD&D 2e books.
Ever wondered why computer games like Simcity and Cities Skylines will selfdestruct the towns if you raise taxes?
Here's a long read about the right wing economic theories that laid the foundation for Simcity when a logic was needed during its creation and then continues to influence game makers (and policy makers) today
(from Logic Magazine)
Some people seem to forget that “No mean No” also applies to offering friends drugs or alcohol at social events. People should never have to justify their decision to stay sober - and just because people drink or smoke sometimes does not obligate them to do it at every single social event - nor does it ever make them a “Downer” I mean seriously people.
This is mostly a joke obviously, however (Despite the polytheism) there are a ton of obvious christian based assumptions that flavour the default metaphysics and religious concepts - even down to the idea that Clerics gain their power from FAITH itself.
I love exploring spiritual and philosophical ideas in fantasy games, and really want to see more diversity in what gets represented or introduced. Not limited to Abrahamic stuff either obviously.
After decades of having "Totally not Christian Crusader" clerics and paladins, I think someone really needs to introduce the hit new D&D class... a "Totally not Jewish Scholar" who gains power from debating the interpretation of an impossibly vast and sometimes contradictory collection of divine law. #DnD, #Judaism
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.
Online left critism
@email@example.com In an age where people make fortunes on the number of clicks they receive, it becomes incentivized to act out in ways that draw the greatest attention - and a harmonious discussion rarely provides that sort of audience.
Any sort of online influencer (Or wannabe) should be understood through that lens. However as leftists we probably should spend more time thinking about future platforms with different models of reward to mitigate this phenomena.
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