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The tech industry is already dripping with politics, and libertarian-capitalism is reigning. This ideology promotes the mythical concept of "meritocracy" which is used excuse the marginalization of anyone who is not a 20-something cis-white hetero male, and actually leads to denial that it even does happen. It is also the ideology that had let to massive corporate centralization of the internet.

the Ten-Way Ravnica Centrist has logged on. All the guilds have both good and bad things

Excellent infographic for explaining socialism, courtesy of the Chicago Socialists (ISO).

smokey the bear is politely asking everyone not to spark joy in our beautiful national parks

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@_ampersand yeah, I that's a good point, any kind of UBI would have be accompanied by other legislation such as abolishing rent.

US politics, organizing, looking for info Show more

1800s: of course I'd be a good soldier, I'm great at dueling! wait what do you mean the other side doesn't just stand there and wait to get shot

2010s: of course I'm good at changing other people's minds, I'm great at debate! wait what do you mean I'm supposed to actually emphasize with people

Hot take: "Debate" as a form of conflict has filled the cultural niche that Dueling once did. It's the same form of fake ritualised combat, and insecure white men like doing it because it makes them feel they're more capable at something than they actually are. Just as no one who was good at dueling would have actually been any good at fighting in a war, no one who's good at debate is actually any good at changing people's minds.

User on sunbeam.city: Hello everyone! I'm new here. My interests include crocheting, gardening and electronics. Looking forward to sharing tips with you all!

*One month later*

User: Capitalism must fall sooner rather than later, or else it will take our planet with it. We must dispose of the Capitalist pigs now. No cops, no borders, no landlords. The time for revolution is coming. This vegan curry I just made is delicious.

red dead, labor politics (implied) Show more

♲ @wooo 2019 year of the akira wooo (DiamondCalibre@twitter.com): @BootsRiley capitalism is the only system where robots making work easier is a bad thing. Where robots mean layoffs, not vacation time.

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Does anyone know of any active #FreeCulture mailing lists or online groups? Haven't really found anything yet...

It's weird how Free Software is this bustling thing with lots of independent factions and subgroups, but Free Culture is much more difficult to find.

The reason why everyone wants to play games like Stardew Valley is because they love the fantasy of autonomy over their work, home, and appearance

The L Gets Open Show more

Jane Zhang - The Diva Dance (from the Fifth Element)

youtube.com/watch?v=kJl2uPNsJE

I had no idea this was possible. I thought they synthesized it in the movie.

me: *opens my 3DS*
my animal crossing character: *asleep in bed*
me: oh I probably shouldn't bother her *closes my 3DS*

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