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Land reform is my Exhibit B -- coops being Exhibit A -- of what happens when you attempt to introduce radical economic changes without the commensurate radical political transformation.

(BBC) South Africa risks 'Zimbabwe-style land chaos' - bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-45

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@wu_lee
Unfortunately cooperativism is an economic project without any associated political project, so history has already borne out that the answer to this question is clearly NO.

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@wu_lee
I have been involved in coops for 20 years and have mentors who've been involved in coops since the 70s. I struggle to point to examples of coops being forces for broader radical sociopolitical *systemic* change. I'm all ears/eyes if you know of any. But effecting sociopolitical change is not some thing that is "baked" into the cooperative structure and that is why I call for an accompanying explicitly political project.
@Antanicus @vfrmedia @alanz

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@Antanicus
My point is that the lion's share of cooperatives in the world would not describe themselves this way. I believe the majority of the world's cooperatives are, indeed, capitalist and pro-capitalist. I don't have data at hand, but I welcome it and am enjoying this debate immensely.
@wu_lee @vfrmedia @alanz

"Asian Futurism is inspired by Afrofuturism. But temporal speculation works in an opposite way here. Whereas the latter resists a racist primitivism, the former accedes to the futurity of the yellow peril. After all, every cyberpunk plot, ever, goes like this: the future will be Asian, even though the heroes won’t be."
rhizome.org/editorial/2018/sep

There's nothing like dealing with legal issues in this country to make you double down in your commitment to its violent overthrow.

And for the record, this shit is STILL going on. Alison Brie is STILL accepting pay to do something she claims to know is wrong. Talk is cheap, white people. CHEAP. Money talks. Goodbye

"Alison Brie still voices Vietnamese-American Diane Nguyen, but BoJack’s creator says he wouldn’t make the same choice now." Forfucksakes! Finally. slate.com/culture/2018/09/boja

"A left populism worthy of its name would not stabilize the existing institutions around us, but stretch them beyond their limits, breaking them and building a new politics based on radical democracy. " theoutline.com/post/6253/chant

right now outside in nyc, my absolute least favorite weather: slightly-warmer-than-room-temperature sauna

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I gotta admit this was a helpful read despite the fact that this dude seems like an entitled bro zachholman.com/talk/firing-peo
The part about the moving goalposts definitely rang true in my case as did the final section Next

However, the MIT license and more loose licenses like it allows companies like Amazon to eat the work and labor of the open source community with minimal contribution to the original community.

@kavbojka
The sound
of the Gion Shōja temple bells
echoes the impermanence of all things;
the color of the sāla flowers
reveals the truth
that to flourish is to fall.

The proud do not endure,
they are like a passing dream
on a night in spring;
the mighty fall at last,
to be no more
Than dust before the wind.

"The Tale of the Heike." Ch. 1.1

"It's my belief that history is a wheel. 'Inconstancy is my very essence,' says the wheel. Rise up on my spokes if you like but don't complain when you're cast back down into the depths. Good times pass away, but then so do the bad. Mutability is our tragedy, but it's also our hope. The worst of time, like the best, is always passing away." 

"When a person becomes a policeman, he has sold his class interests, he has crossed a class line, he is in the paid employment of the ruling class, he is a part of the private army of the ruling class which exists for the sole purpose of defending private property and profits."

qeld.bandcamp.com/track/acab

I kinda wanna know about this thing but then again... I kinda don't.

the alternate universe where jobs do not refer to employment but rather to clones of steve jobs. in fact, no one is employed. everything is done by steve jobs.

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