A group of Black revolutionaries have started an autonomous zone named #OrishaLand in #Austin, #Texas. They've already done a lot to fight #gentrification by organizing material support & political education for the local Black community. It's a real glimmer of hope for what has otherwise been a shitty #BlackHistoryMonth.

For more about their recent efforts:
fourhundredandone.com/so/ebNUV

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Back On Left Meta Bullshit, Trauma 

I see it like the good-natured safety regulations like bicycle helmet policies backed with fines or sin taxes, which are pretty much public health gospel.

At least they sound good-natured but also they empower the state to continually demonize both addiction and economic disparities, and continue to perpetuate economic disparities on the basis of ‘personal choice’

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Back On Left Meta Bullshit, Prison Abolition, Trauma 

I guess the fundamental disconnect I’m feeling is my belief that one’s trauma shouldn’t be used to empower the state to exacerbate punishments. That one feels trauma is indeed valid, but to use proposed expansion of the carceral state as an outlet is something that should, in my mind, needs to be seriously analyzed and confronted no matter how many tears it may bring to folks.

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Back On Left Meta Bullshit, Prison Abolition 

It dovetails back into my belief that a lot of popular leftism is little more than a branding exercise rather than confronting one’s deeply held convictions to advance the possibility of a better world.

The Revolution Will Not Be Podcasted

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Back On Left Meta Bullshit, Prison Abolition 

I say this as someone who has read way, way, way x20 posts from folks who are more than eager to proclaim that All Cops Are Bastards but also advocate that the ‘help’ for individuals predisposed to predatory behavior be state-mandated societal isolation with trailing effects that make re-integration into society like trying to climb a mountain with a toothpick as a climbing aid

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Back On Left Meta Bullshit, Prison Abolition 

We’ve learned, and if not, we SHOULD learn, that the existence and deification of the concept of the prison as a hell on earth that one must behave and abide by the rules to avoid at all costs is practically tied up in the same beliefs as those of the fundamentalists who tell us that having gay sex will send you to hell.

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Back On Left Meta Bullshit, Prison Abolition 

And no, shooting these folks after the fact is capital punishment. Yes, even if the state has a hammer and sickle and red in the flag.

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Back On Left Meta Bullshit, Prison Abolition 

“Fuck cops, but also abusers and predatory folk and *insert line here* belong in prison”

Read the first part of that statement and take that long asterisk out. You’re not advocating for the destruction of our current system, you’re merely advocating reform.

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Back On Left Meta Bullshit 

That we’ve turned popular leftism into a dopamine mill is another thing that really grinds my gears. Yes! Dopamine is in short supply and that fucking sucks

But to derive what we determine as ‘good politics’ by what makes us feel happiest is also a travesty.

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Back On Left Meta Bullshit 

It’s genuinely hard to not look at popular social media and feel immense fucking despair at the amount of acceptable grifting via podcast/media establishment among the American left.

That we’ve accepted this as a reality is a goddamn travesty. If you’re pulling in a federal minimum wage yearly salary in a month, you should at least be throwing money into gofundmes or mutual aid actions.

what I mean by "gender abolition": it is the People's Year of 203. your name is Xalandra. you used to use a different name that nobody calls you. you use xe/xer pronouns. you're taking a low dose of exogenous testosterone after getting an orchiectomy, all of which was free and promptly available under informed consent. you prefer to wear leather harnesses and miniskirts over big boots, and you braid your beard. your 'type' in lovers is tall with big hips, lots of body hair, body mods, and makeup.

you have a friend, Jimmy-Sue, who is "genderfluid," a word that they explain rose in prominence in "gender nonbinary" spaces around the turn of the 21st Century of the Old Regimes. They're really into history and are part of a subculture of lifestyle historical re-enactment hobbyists. Jimmy-Sue knows more about "gender" than you do— they tell yoy prior to the People's Era, access to things like clothes, cosmetics, exogenous hormones, name changes and certain body mods were gated on 'gender'.

can non protogen robot furries get some love too please

I'm starting to get back into audio engineering. If anyone's got any tracks that need mixing send 'em over. I mostly have experience in metal/punk/pop/folk-y type stuff but will give anything a go.
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('scuse the tags #music #mastomusic #audioengineering #musicproduction)

$ pet supplies, therapy and meds 

Hey, I could really use some help still. I need to get my hedgehog some conditioner to help with her itching, as well as some soap and grooming supplies. She needs a bigger enclosure at some point, but that's for the future when I get paid next. But these other things she needs ASAP.

I also still need help paying for meds when those get prescribed to me on the 11th. Sorry ;-;

Khr/Chr is y'all see this ur only allowed to boost lmao

i wonder how many times Black ppl on here are going to have to repeat that non black poc can and often are anti black before ppl will listen and believe us?

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