2026. President Harris announced her “deep concern” that several red state governors have been transporting detransition camp youth to the Salt Lake Arsenic Exclusion Zone Work Dignity Site in internal combustion vehicles, has announced a grant program to provide them with electric buses

i read the first part of Godfeels at the same moment (a couple months ago!) that i started doing a bunch of basic, off the rack Transfemme 101 shit for the first time in my life, and wow, that was awesome and helped me feel good about what i was up to, great job, Mission Accomplished. i continue to read further, with interest

it's great how some of my mornings now start with me doing the walk of shame down a literal back alley

except honey, i ain't ashamed of _shit_

no, seriously. modern america both permits and demands a level of self-authorship that's probably completely unprecedented among the world's cultures. this self-authorship is not self-actualization, but it's the kernel of truth inside the big lie of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness".

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i mean i think this is a very unlikely scenario because furry cons are, as my partner just pointed out, a major source of economic activity. for that reason, and because of the risk of pissing off a major local business or even multinational corporation, they can't really use tear gas, much less firebombs. yeah people could get arrested, get beaten, but a con hotel is actually a great place to do this kind of nonviolent civil disobedience. the terrain frustrates the mass use of force

yeah they might arrest some of you. figure out who's willing and able to take that risk and get them to the front. get the NLG to show up to your cons and for god's sakes buy them food and drinks. these are all things the activist left worked out years ago. if cons are important to you, you will, sooner or later, someway or another, need to defend them.

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do you want to really have your trans friends' backs? do you want to make safety and space for joy for them? start thinking about this. learn from the people who've been doing it for awhile. teach your friends. turn your friend groups into affinity groups. learn how to look at a space and think about its tactical affordances. understand you might NEED these skills. the fascists will come for cis queers too if you let them take your trans friends 350seattle.org/wp-content/uplo beautifultrouble.org/toolbox/t

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actually i'm going to say this out loud. @matoakit raised the possibility of furry cons getting raided by the cops in states where being trans is illegal. i think the furry fandom should prepare for that possibility NOW by learning civil disobedience tactics. hotels have lots of weird escape routes and chokepoints that are perfect for soft blockades. set up comms systems to coordinate helping vulnerable people escape while most of the crowd keeps the cops away from them.

USpol transphobia 

@matoakit i hope what happens is we learn to get in the cops' way. i hope we learn how to do soft blockades and dearrests and whatever else we can borrow from the civil disobedience scene. i don't go to furry cons anymore, but maybe you do. maybe you've been on a panel. maybe you'll be on another one. a con hotel is usually a place with a shitload of chokepoints and escape routes 350seattle.org/wp-content/uplo

everything, absolutely everything i need to know i learned from the ursula k leguin short story _the day before the revolution_:
- fight injustice til the last fucking day of your life
- accept your mortality but also spit in its eye when you can
- be as horny as you want


in the late oughts my apartment somehow accumulated a few cubic feet of obsolete tower PCs from which everything of conceivable value to a PC builder or low level electronics nerd had been stripped out. they all had utterly cheap and flimsy sheet metal chassis, except for the oldest, an IBM PS2 made in their Armonk NY plant in '87. that had thick, beefy sheet metal - picking it up felt like picking up a car door from the Malaise Era. it should have had Naugahyde upholstery

it's attempted proletarianization, or at the least, it's labor discipline

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i thought about submitting it to the Journal of Ludicrous Queer Theory lol


by placing the spork in the spoons slot of the silverware drawer rather than the forks slot, we reproduce the European patriarchal trope of marking as feminine that which cannot readily be categorized, and thus Othering it. it is also notable that the fork penetrates, while the spoon is receptive, and the spork is not regarded as being in the same category as the fork despite sharing its penetrative capacity. in this paper

i really want to believe in vanguardism and be part of it. i like leninism a lot on some emotional level. however i am a materialist first and foremost and to me it looks like all the vanguards beefed it in 2020, like, to a one. i was very saddened by this development and it made me think the ML vanguard might not be the right weapon for the conditions we're in

california ballot incentive requiring every hard kink subreddit to prominently clarify whether they are actually explorers in the further regions of experience or just hate women

so sad to see that the woke mob has forced the electronics workshop to cave in to Big Trans, etc etc

love this thing where buses that run every 30+ min just... no-show. no service advisory, just MIA. glad i learned to drive, bitterly mad i'm being pushed to do it more by a systemic failure that could be isolated or not, but will almost certainly happen more and more on a long enough timeline. love to be perversely incentivized. & of course i'm one of the lucky ones [for now] who can make a choice that's better for me & worse for the world, instead of just wearily enduring the increasing suck

i was canvassing for Sawant in 2019 and found my way into an apodment stack. the first person i talked to was very receptive. they asked me, "do you like my shoebox? i like it. i'd like it more if it was $600 instead of $1300"

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@nessotropheion accurately wrote in their notes from today's session: "xhaare having to constantly come out as a new starship in every conversation is exhausting"

Xhaare: "hello i'm Xhaare and my pronouns are star/ship" <waits with gritted teeth to have to explain shipself>
also Xhaare: "my 'i swear on my life that i did not murder Axatur Tempye, i could never have harmed such a beautiful man' hull stencil is raising a lot of questions already answered by my hull stencil"

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