God dammit, Google.
“Wow, fancy that. Web ad giant Google to block ad-blockers in Chrome. For safety, apparently” • The Register
I always get asked why I promote youth rights and alt-education systems. Always have even when I (thought I) was right-libertarian.
Societal change starts with the youth. Even many here probably aren't "woke" enough, haven't internalized critical concepts that go against our authoritarian upbringing. You want to see a more free, democratic and libertarian world? Start by challenging authoritarian attitudes we communicate to kids in the home, the school, and in how we make community decisions
Take a look at models like Democratic Schooling (Sudbury Valley, Newhaven), Montessori systems, Dewey schools, etc. If you can't homeschool/unschool or want a more democratic community oriented approach with trained tutors, they're an option. Chomsky went to a Dewey school early in his life.
I haven't got around to his books, but I've definitely been influenced by Kohn, Dewey, Gatto, etc. Also, years of putting up with the bullsh** of the mainstream public school system...🤮
This is hilarious given that Mastodon is a very good example of technological implementation of anarchist principals of federation. Mastodon also definitively proves that giant, powerful, profit hungry corporations aren't needed to run our social media, so... better smear the hell out of it, I guess.
Trying to introduce my nephew to participatory democracy by having family votes. Kids are deliberately trained to regard democratic participation cynically with no experience with them (nothing democratic about schools, for example) so I thought this might help introduce the idea that their opinions and feelings count.
It's telling that there are chore apps, censorship, monitoring tools GALORE for Android, but tools for implementing liquid democracy within a family or small group barely exist.
Worse, it's one of their explicit goals. A community paralyzed by fear of infiltration by the establishment is no threat TO the establishment...
@ComradePorky I'm sure they thought "liberal" was some kind of scathing, witty retort...
Just another for the #introductions here
Aussie left libertarian. No surprise there.
Bi. Writer. Humanist. Weeb.
The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!