EVERY MORNING I WAKE UP AND OPEN PALM SLAM A DIRECT MAIL CATALOG INTO THE SLOT. ITS WOMEN BE VACATIONING AND RIGHT THEN AND THERE I START EMAILING SOME SHIT LIKE HEY@WHITECOTTONBEACHPANTS.COM ALONGSIDE WITH THE MAIN CHARACTER, WHO DOES NOT LIVE HERE ANYMORE. PLEASE STOP SENDING…
let me see if I get this gay:
- The Wild-frei/Edelweiß youth were anticiv hiking teens who dressed up like fantasy costume genderfuck gangsters, roamed the country doing crimes and sex work, and had no-holds-barred decadent orgies as a major recreative pasttime
- they fought the Hitler Youth and, when the nazis took over, became active guerilla resistance
- the unapologetic queerness of the wild-youth has been straightwashed. the Soviets and the Allies also persecuted them for it after WW2
In seriousness, I think this is actually an underappreciated element of anti-fascism.
A core element of fascist ideology is the idea that there was once a perfect, ideal past, that we through our degeneracy let slip away. The fascist promises to bring us back to it by being a stern ruler who will punish us for our sins.
So it's important to help people understand that there was NEVER a perfect, ideal past. There was just people and their various screw-ups. And people now are fundamentally the same as people then. The clothes change, the rituals change, but people are people.
It is not generally understood that Michael Bloomberg made his fortune selling absolutely demented keyboards https://www.bloomberg.com/company/stories/look-back-bloomberg-keyboard/
The writing on the wall says: "Let's remember to not pay the bills"
All relevant to today: there was a major cost of living crisis in the years leading up to Luddism, wages simply didn’t keep up. The Napoleanic War had seriously disrupted exports to Europe. There was a speculative bubble of people with means buying and renting out frames.
I wish more lefties would internalize that hypocrisy is not a meaningful accusation to the right. Of course they're being hypocrites. That you are bound - by rules, standards, logic, human decency, some sort of fundamental moral consistency, anything at all - and they are not? That's their conception of what power is, and why they seek it. So they can exercise power, without constraint, and you cannot. That's the whole point.
Hypocrisy is the virtue-signaling of fascism.
The amount of water a clam filters is called the clearance rate. This rate is typically measured in liters per hour per gram of clam mass. The clearance rate can decline if the bivalves "clam up" in response to stresses from temperature or salinity. They can also be reduced if the clams' gills are clogged by non-food particles, such as during a storm. The clams may increase clearance rate if they sense more plankton in the water, or if they are trying to bulk up before spawning! #clamfacts
#OtD 19 May 1920, a shootout took place in the town of Matewan, WV between striking miners and private detectives, who had arrived in town to evict miners' families. 7 detectives, 1 bystander and 2 miners were killed. More info in our podcast: https://workingclasshistory.com/podcast/e57-west-virginia-mine-wars-1902-1922/
you might know me from such twttr accounts as "michaelcoyote" and that's about it.
old dude. tries to be kind.
ignosce sed nunquam oblitus sis
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