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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…

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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.

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the greater californian co-prosperity sphere? you mean the CalZone?

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.

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they say there are no atheists in foxholes but that doesn't really seem to capture the furry dating dynamics i've seen on mastodon

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.

Generally, I'm against "anti-normieism": the notion that the Fediverse should stay out of the hands of the average person.

I find such attitudes elitist, and unhelpful to the core problem: centralized social media is destroying society.

the “all models are lies” rule applies to every abstraction, including the abstraction of expressing things in percentages

what a bunch of crap percentages usually are. I assume I’m being tricked whenever I see the damned things

RT @slava_pestov
BeOS had all sorts of useful APIs. We need to go back

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

Few things say "the moment has passed" to me like an directions-to-the-exit sign hanging lopsided from a single chain.

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: workingclasshistory.com/podcas

Today is, apparently, Trent Reznor, Enya and Alan Kay's birthday, so here's the plan: apparently Alan Kay plays a mean pipe organ, so if we can somehow arrange a jam session with those three and record it a lot of people's Erdos-Bacon-Sabbath numbers will _plummet_.

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