My partner: you know The Terminator is one of the only films where Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a villain?

Me: hmm, oh yeah I guess most of his movies he plays kind of a bumbling dad character.

Hear me out: a biopic about David Bowie with Nic Cage as David Bowie.

If one person dies and we're all freaking out about having even more civil liberties stripped from us then I don't think that means people who choose not to vote need to vote I think it means we gotta ditch the whole system. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿป๐Ÿคท๐Ÿป๐Ÿคท๐Ÿป

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Is there a PeerTube instance that is good? I want to be excited about it but when I was searching I saw so many alt-right, conspiracy filled instances I just kinda got overwhelmed and gave up.

Why does it feel spicy to say that people who are acting out of trauma are still responsible for their behavior?

When abuse is exposed, it only "destroys communities" because the community was a toxic system in the first place. But if we take them as an opportunity to define our values- both personally and as a community, exposure of abuse actually presents a huge opportunity for growth: for making choices together that uphold values of personal autonomy, lives free from violence and coercion, and ever evolving efforts to become the kind of people who know how to share power well.

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A dynamic system has the capacity to hold space for change. Change threatens the stability of the group. But it also can't be suppressed without compromising the growth, integrity, and freedom of its members. This is true in families, in partnerships, and it's true in communities too.

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Some therapy history: Bowen's family system theory looks at this in the context of family dynamics. In a toxic family system people are expected to play out "roles" with very little flexibility for growth or change. This keeps things "stable" but it also makes dynamics fragile, because the only thing standing between cohesion and collapse is that all participants agree to two things: to stay in their role, and to stay silent about the abuse going on under the surface.

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The left needs to stop snitchjacketing survivors.

The sooner we accept that it's not a matter of IF but a matter of WHEN one (or more!) of our comrades has been abusing other comrades the sooner this shit will stop destabilizing our communities.

It is our responsibility as leftists to be cultivating resilience and resourcing ourselves to look at abuse without pointing the finger at survivors for speaking up.

It is not call outs that destroy communities- it's abuse.

I got an email the other day from a company wanting me to do a brand partnership with them- I have like 530 followers on my IG account. Then I looked to see what they were and they were a clothing brand that only sells sizes S-L. Like I want to say yes and squeeze my fat ass into some tiny, ill fitting clothes and advertise them to my 530 followers and see what happens.

Parents are workers, you can't change my mind ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

*playing a word puzzle game*

Internal monologue: "Hmm- long shot but I wonder if 'vanish' is a word. lmao yeah right, what would that mean like 'adj. possessing the qualities of a van.' hah no way but what the hell I'll give it a try anyways I'm at a loss here."

*Word is accepted as a correct answer*

"Ohhhh.... Like.... Oh yeah."

I get really sad when I think about how time makes most memes less funny. Someday my kid is going to laugh mockingly at the shitposts that bring me joy and relief from surviving our late capitalist hellscape.

Just watched The Social Dilemma. It was... Not politically what I hoped for (as in didn't really critique capitalism at all) but it sure made me even more sure I wanna delete FB. I know so freaking little about alternatives- making this account was like my first step. I'm way too tech ignorant but I really wanna change that.

When we acknowledge that we have power to make choices, we realize the responsibility that comes with it. We realize that the choices we make are going to impact others, and ourselves, and possibly everything around us. Embracing our agency is terrifying work. We need to move away from waiting for the anxiety to subside and start learning how to act in our integrity even when the fear is overwhelming.

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Exit Music for a Film except instead of being about Romeo and Juliet it's about destroying capitalism

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