People who know me as a writer should not expect me to communicate rapidly via spoken words.
I am not a verbal thinker. I can't respond fast. It takes time to process and interpret everything, to factor in underlying assumptions that are alien to me.
This makes tech help phone convos a strange game of questions and interrogations. I have to ask more than I answer. Sometimes the answers are sent out hours later in an email.
But I get there.😉
@demonshreder Alan Moore can kiss my ass with his cult of individualism garbage. Anarchy requires cooperation and collective action, not this personal responsibility lone wolf crap. It doesn't mean no leaders, but he's right in that it doesn't mean chaos either, it means no unjust hierarchies.
I absolutely hate when playing a game and a difficult mechanic is not fully explained or conveyed correctly, then you're immediately forced to perform it perfectly with absolute mastery and you have no idea how it actually works. Bonus points if it's physics based and the physics are touch-and-go. Extra bonus points if you can accidentally learn it wrong because it's possible to brute force, progress, then be faced with a harder version of it later that can't be brute forced.
Distance, I'm looking at you! BAD Nitronic Rush sequel! No! *newspaper*
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Now you have a primer. Let's talk about asexuality and consent. So your new partner has just claimed to be asexual, maybe they don't know what kind, or said something like "sex-negative" or "sex-positive", maybe they think of it as a spectrum and identify on the lower end of the spectrum. You might be worried that means they don't desire you, desire sex, or can't consent. You're wrong. This is another erasure of asexuality. Consent is of course an important topic that when oversimplified means something like "a freely-given Yes to a sexual/adjacent activity".
So what about any type of asexuality would preclude that ace from freely-giving you a yes? If you look like you want to be touched in erogenous zones and they want to please you, how is that not exactly consent? And sometimes we do want it. Even as someone who self-identifies as a 1/9 or 2/9, I still find myself occasionally wanting to please a cute girl or be worshipped like a goddess. You have to believe people when they say what they want. This branches into other topics like how sex isn't just penetration or oral with climax
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Maybe now you're thinking "Okay, aces can want to do stuff to me, but it sounds like they won't want anything done to them. That seems kinda one-sided. Also I guess that means aces don't have sex together."
Wrong and wrong. Maybe a 0 or sex-negative/replulsed ace won't want to be touched ever but some aces will occasionally. Don't always expect to make us climax without a LOT of time, care, and communication. And even then maybe not at all. Divorce from your mind the conclusion that sex isn't valid unless someone climaxes. Being touched can also please the person doing the touching, so it makes sense that receiving for an ace can also be on the table enthusiastically.
This isn't even to say all aces are giving-only or receive-only-as-a-roundabout-giving. Again, this is a multifaceted and complex topic about an incredibly erased way to be in a body.
And aces DO have sex together. For exactly the same reasons. It often looks a bit different than "standardized" sex. It's definitely queer sex. But we do. In fact, I've had about as much sex with fellow aces as sexuals.
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Garbage fire stub (I can't call it an article) asserts Bernie Sanders no longer believes in socialism and gosh, why can't he just admit it? https://m.dailykos.com/stories/2016/1/27/1475904/-Sanders-Democracy-means-public-ownership-of-the-major-means-of-production
The truth is the article is a garbage fire that isn't paying attention to how Sanders' rhetoric may have changed but the messages have not. I actually saw his town hall with Fox News of all networks [link below] and he was absolutely consistent with true socialism the whole time. Not just the "Nordic model". He has to reframe every single question because they're all loaded with capitalist rhetoric and assumptions. In that reframing, he can't speak to a bunch of working class (i.e. prolitariat, the word he wishes he could say) people who likely don't have an advanced political degree nor would be likely to have read Marx.
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This is how I've seen real change usually occur in history, not by tearing down. In fact tearing down to rebuild something from scratch in your one singular image from a singular time period is only what I see colonists do. It's a colonizer mindset.
Is it an instant gratification solution? No. But the oppressed worker revolution is not in power to determine a solution that gives instant gratification. Make no mistake, we are in a battle. Capturing enemy strongholds is just as much part of battle as destroying supplies. Workers unions are okay. They're effective. They absolutely work. But the power of the State exists. If it's not working for us, it's working against us. We cannot win a battle on two fronts: capital and capitol. We can sieze it and use it to destroy capital one industry at a time until it's no longer even needed. But a multi-pronged approach is still very strong. So unions will also be instrumental in the incremental wins we will fight for.
If anyone has a stronger plan than just totality of revolution all in one fell swoop, which is empty and vapid; I'm all ears.
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We do have to go after the multinationals and the billionaires first because that's the seat of capital's fucking power. Not these other companies. They're next, but by then the system will have shifted so that they can be dealt with without disenfranchising their workers inside capitalism. This is what it means to revolution yet also make incremental change.
Imagine we deem multinationals too powerful to hold concentrated power of capital in a board or CEO. We create some law that forces any multinational to become democratized and give the power of the company to its people and force the company to distribute that capital. So now we're using the infrastructure those laborers built and that capitalism exploited (the assets, buildings, staff, products, producers, etc). We're converting it. Smash doesn't necessarily mean tear down or make unlawful. We could just convert them to forced democratized companies. Then go after the domestics. Then finally the small businesses. In effect, eliminating capitalism.
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Example: There was one time when an audience lady asked how do you define Socialism and he dodged a bit because he clearly had something he wanted to say, and then eventually got around to briefly mentioning the public owning the means of production but by using none of those terms and instead saying things socialism achieves like a system that works in service of the good of ALL people, by providing healthcare, unionizing labor etc.
I would argue he's not even closeted, just has realized over time that he's speaking to the prolitariat. And in a system that hasn't favored them with the education needed to understand or like socialist rhetoric and buzzwords. When he says he believes in private companies yadda, it comes after he's yet again defined socialism without using the word. It's an afterthought and honestly he's right: we can't smash capitalism by taking out small businesses and domestic-invested businesses first.
Hi, everyone! I’m here with an exciting announcement about the future of Facebook as a citizen of the Fediverse.
Facebook has always stood for bringing people together and building a global community. When we began, this idea was not controversial. Every year, the world became more connected and this was seen as a positive trend. Yet now, across the world there are people left behind by globalization, and movements for withdrawing from global connection. There are questions about whether we can make a global community that works for everyone. We believe we can, and we believe ActivityPub and the Fediverse can help make it happen.
Today we are taking our next step. Instead of re-inventing the wheel and creating our own platforms, we’ve decided to take a synergistic approach. Over the past year we have been tapping in to existing technologies and communities of the current Fediverse. Facebook has contributed countless developers hours and lines of code to several ActivityPub based projects to help their growth. Furthermore, this has helped us prepare our switch to this emerging platform. I’d like to take this time to showcase a few of the projects we’ve been working on to ground Facebook in this new frontier.
PeerTube. We’re most excited about this project, as it places a majority of the bandwidth costs on the consumer, where it should be. This peer-to-peer technology will allow us to compete with other video services at a reduced cost. To support the adoption of this platform and encourage creators to make the switch, we have our next project to aid the transition.
Influencer Partnership Program. The first thing we noticed about the Fediverse was the lack of advertising. This program will make it easier than ever for companies and Fediverse influencers to partner for brand deals. This is a win for all involved. Influencers can bring more funding to their content, brands have a streamlined platform to showcase their products, and users will learn more about great products directly from their favorite Fediverse stars.
Pixelfed. When we first came across this Instagram-clone, we were tempted to flood the project with baseless lawsuits to halt development, but we decided to wait until the “federation soon” messages stopped. We’re happy to announce that after reaching settlement that Daniel "dansup" Sup is Facebook’s newest employee, and Pixelfed is our newest Facebook branded project. With growing incentives from the Influencer Partnership Program, expect to see your favorite stars in your timeline such as Kevin Hart, Snooki, and Wil Wheaton.
Hackers Town acquisition. While this is a small acquisition, it’s important as it gives Facebook a launchpad into the Fediverse. Additionally, Facebook has a long history of working closely with federal agencies, so this move shouldn’t surprise anyone.
With these great coming changes, we as a community will help shape the Fediverse from a place where self-proclaimed revolutionaries complain about unimportant issues such as privacy, human rights, and corporate surveillance, to a community where creators, influencers, brands, and governments can shape the internet of tomorrow, today!
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