@neil @redoak @Snapai I do like the multiple aspects / multiple names, are there still not good fluid multi account clients (I would think this is a single stream, filterable or color coded or whatever, and post/reply as any of your aspects)? Groups could also help this, but I'd ideally want the named identifier of my posts in that group to be followable, just like an account.
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@GuerillaOntologist in addition to having plenty of rednecks around me to engage, I have White Trash, Hillbilly Elegy, and Strangers in Their Own Land to read - I strongly prefer reading black feminist authors to all of these apparently - but in interviews Arlie Hochschild of the last book there closely echoes your points of humanity, overlap in cares and worries, and getting beyond simple binary sides that national politics seems to reveal and constrain us in.
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@GuerillaOntologist agreed to much of this, as a white man in a red state I take James Baldwin to heart in calling out what has to change is the white attitudes that once again allow someone who is afraid, poor, etc to ally with Trump in their mind. I feel the Left desire to ally to minorities, but also that they are not the problem or my audience.
That said, I also feel "get to know your working class whites" is a trope a lot of us tired of in post-Trump media.
@neil haven't read the book (bigger than I want for an analysis I've heard) but a couple interviews, and there she comes down to popular demand for regulation iirc.
New online course starting tomorrow
TOWARDS COOPERATIVE COMMONWEALTH: TRANSITION IN A PERILOUS CENTURY
“it sets out the practical models and pathways for meaningful systems change at multiple levels. The goal: to better secure our basic needs for land, food, livelihood, social care, energy, finance and more in these increasingly difficult times.”
@mattcropp @leedscath yes, great! http://www.leedscath.wixsite.com/northamericantour for my future reference, lots to read up on here what a trip. (And bonus Spanish locations, woo!)
This summer of road trips I intend to visit a number of community/cooperative inspirations from years of reading:
The Nearings / Good Life Center
Twin Oaks Intentional Community
Truth or Consequences, NM
But I'm also headed through lots of the midwest and west, so what similarly broadly construed inspirations should I read and see (that aren't Pacific Coastal)?
#Reading Deschooling Society, Ivan Illich (1970), and The Weight Of Light: A collection of solar futures (2018)
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Anarchy Cat Dumpster
i just changed my desktop background to this #Monet and i am pleased
i am ready for spring
Attended an interesting Solarize regional pitch tonight. They basically do 12mo campaigns targeted at a city or region to RFP a solar installer, recruit residential and commercial installs, and tier pricing based on total kWh for the campaign. Was surprised to learn 25yr equip guarantees (85% output) are norm. Esp here with no other incentives or funding backstops beyond the expiring federal tax, it seems like a smart "market-based crowdsourcing" way to localize interest and installer staffing.
@ucblockhead The Larch!
@neil @mayel I really want that to be a fluid transition that doesn't require the writing thinking work that revising a blog post does. That thinking ephemerally out loud can be collected into a more intentionally archived/published link. Maybe that's a contextualized selective thread, or maybe writing just takes work I rarely do and public toots and threads are the public statement we will have.
White #fungus on persimmon logs, orange on elm. Did they live in the trees before they were cut down? Before they started dying?
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