This article debacle vaguely reminds me of newbies coming into Occupy ICE camp and asking who's the one in charge of such-and-such. This space was absolutely anarchist by necessity. This space existed in everyone's spare moments and free time, so there couldn't be 'The Person In Charge Of Thing'. Often, the answer to the newbie's question was to bring them to the tent where such-and-such Was Done and then tell them to help themselves. It was a beautiful and odd dissonance of function for people looking for hierarchy where there isn't and couldn't be. It was overwhelming to a lot, I'm sure, especially near the end of the month-long run of the camp. There was plenty to do, and people were generally helpful in whatever direction was needed. So it often felt, to those that think in hierarchies, that they must become Person In Charge of Thing, when that would clearly be asking too much of one being, and also, no one was asking them to do it. They confuse decentralization with chaos.
My mind goes weird places when i'm stressed out and at a drink and draw. #mastoart
and to fellow marginalized people who maybe actually do feel the sting of some of the things that have happened, please consider that sticking it out, carving your own space out in the fediverse, and getting involved in some way in changing the things you don't like is going to be less dangerous and less taxing than going crawling back to corporate social media, most likely.
there's been a pretty stellar core group of marginalized/queer instance admins popping up in the last 6 months. id love to have more people help us build something better, for us.
I am HURTED you have not been following me post pleroma transition @rw
I made a little thing on Glitch for making blackout poetry, so you can be emo on the internet faster and more efficiently https://blackoutpoetry.glitch.me
@KitRedgrave everything written in a language I can't read is probably a shitpost about me and everything I believe in
reading everyones hot takes about the daily dot piece. ugh. people are really forgetting how decentralization works. there is no "mastodon" culture. there are bubbles. failing to mention that over half the people on the fediverse don't speak english and live in countries that have their own politics and their own presidents and dictators to talk about.
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