I find the concept Liberation Theology to be fascinating, because on one hand, Liberation Theology movements have done lot of good in the world,, but theology in general has done a lot of bad,. I'm highly skeptical of superstition in general, and Marx said "religion is the opiate of the people." But religion can be a tool for good or for evil, for unification or for obfuscation. It is not inherently bad.
Saw the news that Tesla is now accepting Bitcoin payments for cars, so I looked up some figures and did some math.
According to Tesla's own figures, a Model 3 saves 30 tons of CO2 emissions over its lifetime compared to a traditional car. A Model 3 costs 0.69-1.21 BTC. Mining one BTC results in 257 tons of CO2 emissions.
For the next time someone tells you Elon Musk is saving the planet.
too tired for this rn. Will probably sleep on it and elaborate later
It's really dumb. Why did they make me read this??? Also the manifesto summery is really weird
What is a "Kennan's Long Telegram"?
Finally, IF you feel safe and able to do so (and that's a HUGE "if"). Join or organize a counterprotest. I really wouldn't recommend this but if you feel you must... please remember to keep safety in numbers and distance from the violent fascists, and don't be instigator or do anything to get on the wrong side of the police. Keep your phone charged but disconnected, take plenty of videos. protect yourself and those around you.
If you live near a state capital here's what you can do:
- Stay safe, don't go out tonight, lock your doors and windows.
- Reach out to your neighbors to see what your community needs to defend yourselves
- Reach out to friends and family who might be radicalized. The right acts like a cult by isolating their members. Make sure their safe and they know you care about them. Make sure they know why you oppose the fascist coup.
Volunteer at your local soup kitchen. If there's none in your area, organize one! :) It's praxis.
The biggest danger *actual* anarchists pose right now is accidentally spilling hot soup on you while serving you at a soup kitchen.
It's been said many times before, but if any left-leaning group attempted what is happening today, they would be gunned down immediately. It's part of the liberal-fascist bargain: They may be scary, or disrespectful and uncivil, but ultimately they pose no threat to the powers of the state --they seek to strengthen it. That's what makes them especially dangerous.
Anyone who claims the contrary only helps these people spread their narrative.
Public Service Announcement: These people ARE NOT anarchists. The crowd is filled with American flags, Thin Blue Line flags, MAGA flags, Confederate flags, Nazi iconography and dog-whistles. Their forums and social media posts are filled with calls to make Donald Trump KING of the U.S. and the STATE ASSASSINATION of left-perceived scapegoats. These people aren't anarchists. They aren't libertarian. They aren't "keeping the election accountable" THEY. ARE. FASCISTS.
I would've done a better job on this if I had the time. Maybe change May 22nd to today's date
-Welfare for All
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