poem, trauma adjacent 

"But it made you stronger"
I was a child.
I didn't need
to be stronger.
I needed to be safe.
- Stacy Kaiser

i read a thing recently that blew my mind a little.
went something like:

people can imagine time travel to the past and one little act making massive differences in the timeline

but in their present they think even the greatest effort they can put in will not make any difference to the future

It's always a bad sign when I'm forced to log into Windows and open Visual Studio.

Copyright as a concept is harmful - but also it's just downright /absurd/. So you're saying that you published this idea, you shared it with the world, and now you expect to be able to dictate who gets to see or use it?! Ridiculous.

people will brush off email as old and useless or unreliable or something and then recover their banking password from their xXxPussySlayer42069xXx@yahoo.com account

I reject the unstated notion that abstract political articulation should be valued higher, that it's what define a "real" or effective political actor, above all one worthy of respect.

the cringe teen who puts on an outfit that their parents hate, gets a can from the cool older cousin and, late at night, feeling 50% daring and 50% awkward as fuck, graffiti a rough :anarchismtrans: on some random neighbour's wall, without having read a single page of Malatesta or even listened to an youtube video—

this is pure anarchy. it's the essence of it, her living beating heart. you look around and say "fuck this". you are told you can't do a thing; you go and do it. the kids moshing at the punk bar are living anarchy, whether there's a nerd to relate moshing to the prefiguratory politics of means-consistent cotidian action for emancipatory community-building reconstitutive of the actor themself, or whether the nerd stayed home.

all the stuff we do, the protests the philosophy the models and methods of consensus and decision—all that has its role to play but if you lose this, the "fire that gives life to the equations", axé, if you can't see rebellion for what it is, to honour the dignity of its joy, the logic of the fire—then anarchism dies in rulemakers and empty signifiers, and the human world with it.

look this isn't complicated, we are all born in bondage under military colonial occupation and they tell us it's better this way, they tell us someone ought to be in charge or it will be even worse. they're lying. that's enough words or too many, we would benefit more than anything at this point from a widespread sentiment of revolt against the police. the police are few in number, their power like all power is made of belief, and the police is the only thing standing between us and the bulldozers.

so yes, caw the police, it doesn't matter why. why is obvious. look at what the police does for thirty seconds—caw the police, shout it as loud as you can across the wide boundless sea, that's how you break the invisible chains in your heart. you need to break a lot of those to get the energy to break the visible ones. every time you do, sear into your heart the fire and keep it up, remember how the awareness of injustice feels. then spread it. caw the police, and hoist that rag 🏴‍☠️

Sobbing "I'm an apex predator! I'm an apex predator!" as the seagull waddles closer to me and my sandwich.

>web originally amazing thing to connect ppl
>filled with ads
>"if something is free you're paying with your data"
>captchas on nearly every site
>everything owned by mega corps
>even the Github is closed source
>Microsoft simply ignoring millions of GPL licensed projects and making an AI off them
>Google Chrome literal spyware
>Google undermining Adblockers
>Facebook re-branding to avoid being broken up
>All ads run by Facebook or Google
>All of Web3
born too late to explore the earth, born too late to explore the galaxy

born just in time to get microplastics in my vital organs :))))))))

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I've come to a point in life where I recognize the samples being used in pop songs.

the Microplastics Situation sure has answered the "how did the romans not realize they were giving themselves lead poisoning?" question

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