Thanks to @Mayana for introducing me to this poem (and highlighting the accessibility issues with poem formatting!)
I love the poem but I feel like it takes such a turn I can't even quote a bit without giving you the wrong idea about it.
The poet seems to use they/them pronouns too, which is cool!
> empty the prisons
> take power from the police and give it to the neighbourhoods that they terrorise.
> end the forever wars and all other forms of imperialism.
> tax the rich until they're impoverished.
I really want to see Mozilla flourish but things are pretty dire. This is a sober review of a bunch of things they're not doing very well: http://calpaterson.com/mozilla.html
We pay to Steam, Netflix, Amazon prime, Spotify. But not to Wikipedia, Archive.org, Librivox, Project Gutenberg, for our favourite Linux distro.
The huge asymmetry between corporate and community has not emerged naturally. It is a product of our choices of not supporting community oriented projects.
The short conveniences vs the long-term good. We always chose the former.
In face of surveillance capitalism, we must and must change.
Surveillance capitalism is the same as climate change, but for data:
- Some people have been warning about its consequences for years
- Most people don't care because they don't feel concerned, they can't see it affecting them
- A few companies are making a lot of damage with the help of governments
- When we will face the consequences it will be too late
- We can still do something about it, and the sooner the better
Code witch in Melbourne, AU. I don't toot a lot which is probably why I feel like I never have any idea what is going on here. I'll be your friend though
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