@tealturtle If by "we" the Boomer means that Boomers wouldn't exist with their current Boomer ways, sure!

@tealturtle I'm strongly on board with 1 and the possibilities of 3 are proven to me every day. I have some questions about that temporary alliance though. Isn't there a danger that if we choose to prioritise fighting existing states along with right-libertarians, that existing neo-feudalist power structures will grow to fill the vacuum left by the state, with most right-libertarians then defecting to join them?

TL;DW of recent Beau of the Fifth Column video: Remove federal funding for police departments that refuse to immediately fire every single officer who has even 1 excessive force complaint in the last year, whether or not an internal review board decided it was founded. Then a federal agency made up entirely by civil rights attorneys in charge of reviewing cases, reinstating officers with back pay if they agree with force used in all incidents.

youtube.com/watch?v=M71z6K7Ikj

الشعب يريد إسقاط النظام

spacex starship fire test (3/3) 

spacex starship fire test (2/3) 

spacex starship fire test 

Let's replace the word 'definition' with 'wordbuilding'. 

Don't think they give a damn about you, or the identities and ideologies they push in your feed. They just needed you to ensure that the movement for justice would never have a majority. That the people, divided, would always stay defeated.

There are enough resources on this planet to ensure abundance and autonomy for everyone. Lack is engineered. There is enough love in our hearts to ensure community for everyone. Hatred and apathy are engineered.

Know it's true, then act accordingly.

(3/3)

If you're satisfied with that little handout of dignity or security you're allotted, that little extra slice of the part of the pie they let you see, as payment for your complicity to a system of economic injustice; if you think inequity is natural, or, God forbid, justified, take heed:

The moment the elite consolidates all power in their hands, they're coming for you too.

(2/3)

If you're worried about a government boot approaching your neck, it is your responsibility to ally with those with a knee to their neck right now.

If you don't agree with that, you owe it to yourself to deeply consider the possibility that your opinion is being manipulated.

Why? Because those in control require your consent to oppress your fellow man... but only for now.
(1/3)

However, the opposite is absolutely the case. Dismantling all unjustified hierarchy and remaining vigilant in preventing its return, a left libertarian society would absolutely allow people to go it alone and attempt to compete in the world using their lone genius... provided they use no violence to coerce labor. (2/2)

Right-libertarians often claim that in the absence of regulation, cooperatives and communes would be fully allowed, with people free to voluntarily combine our efforts. Under financial capitalism, however, any power vacuum vacated by the State will immediately be filled by our neofeudal lords, who'd have no ethical qualms taking over the monopoly on violence the State has abandoned. (1/2)

@00101010 Mastodon may be the answer, 42, but what is the question?

Yesterday I started a series of bike-rides-per-algorithm, looping in rectangles of incrementally increasing perimeter. I must be stdout, because I had to stop and record this to file.

(3/3) It's nationalist political posturing—on all sides—that endangers cooperation on this issue. No matter the precise origin of the current crisis, such posturing endangers *all* forms of cooperation.

Cooperation between scientists, that is, who seek to warn the world, not competition between chain-of-command secretive hierarchical governments in both hemispheres who play global power games with our lives—and seek your assent for division, your demoralisation, your cynicism, and your fear.

(2/3) Tread carefully, and please remain *very* sceptical of nod-your-head-and-listen-to-the-"experts" journalism. Even if the theory were true—and that's still definitely an if—that would be grounds for improving biosafety standards in high security labs worldwide, not for nationalist political posturing. Pathogen escape can and has happened everywhere, including in the US and UK.

(1/3) The "SOURCES" you're seeing seriously cited in mainstream US media on an accidental laboratory leak of SARS-CoV-2 appear to be of the same type as the fabricated (and/or exaggerated) intelligence on Iraqi weapons of mass destruction in 2002. That would be open source speculation, placed in Rupert Murdoch's newspapers and then repeated endlessly on 24-hour news channels, that in no way reflects the consensus view of the intelligence agencies.

theguardian.com/world/2020/may

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