I think the Anarchist FAQ is good but difficult to read.
So I am translating it to simpler English. Thoughts and suggestions are welcome.
What is anarchism?
There are three big problems in society:
social breakdown, such as poverty, hunger, homelessness, crime.
war, and its weapons.
the destruction of our natural environment.
Politics! Protest songs!
TAKE HANDS AND MARCH is available as a single now(ish).
Please RT the hck out of this. I want to get everyone singing it. There's far too much to protest about.
money, feel free to help me/boost
ok i scheduled for my windshield to be replaced thursday and it’s gonna be like 500$
which will empty all my money tbh so i guess no groceries this week lmao
Stand up, if people called you worthless,
if they kicked you to the floor;
their pride is fading from their faces
and their reign shall last no more.
The rules they made are swept away now,
so you're free to hear our call,
and though they thought of us as nothing,
as we rise we shall be all;
So come stand with your comrades
And tomorrow we shall find
death, chronic illness; poem and new animation
Poem by Jackie Hagan.
Animation made by Marnanel
Thurman as part of the short film "Sickos" about chronic illness, for the 2019 SICK festival in Manchester, England.
#chapeau (Python-based fediverse daemon) now also supports some of the Mastodon API; when I have passing tests for all the rest that's written, it will be the v0.40 release
still to do before 1.0: media uploads in general, and lots more documentation.
chapeau has also been called
- kepi, after one of its components
- un_chapeau, in early drafts
the name is a Little Prince reference, since it's a bit like a mastodon in python
A new mashup of the Hitchhiker's Guide with the Boomtown Rats.
Share and enjoy!
Lead vocals: Kit Thurman
Filk, montage, and backing vocals: Marnanel Thurman
TPUSA, Tomi Lahren, request for help in the form of memes or similar
Fun fact: UNLV Alum Tomi Lahren will be coming to campus on wednesday to, I don't know, promote her merch? The event is sponsored by TPUSA
Anyway, on an unrelated note, if anyone has any Tomi Lahren/TPUSA memes that would be visible on a 3.25x4 inch blank label or could be worked on to a priority mail shipping label, I'd love to see them
it is very weird that folks fetishize protests as, like, an extremely normal and ok part of democratic proceedings. if you're out in the street demanding humane treatment, the system is not working. the system has failed you so badly that you have to step into harm's way to be heard. that's not democracy. that's a fucking disaster.
ukpol, new techno music (by me)
Some new techno for you. The sample is from Neil Kinnock's speech on 7th June 1983:
"If Margaret Thatcher wins on Thursday, I warn you not to be ordinary. I warn you not to be young. I warn you not to fall ill. And I warn you not to grow old."
(She did of course win.)
What is the most important anarchist idea?
Anarchists believe that people can co-operate as equals, each with their own capabilities and talents. People who get forced to do things, and have decisions made for them, lose their dignity and their self-respect. But when people co-operate fairly, they all grow as individuals. They all help everyone else grow, too.
These three ideas build up both society as a whole, and everyone in it. But they are not something that can be forced on people from the outside.
Anarchists believe that society must organise itself, rather than being told how to organise by a god or government.
In order for that to happen, these ideas must live in the minds of all people. Then people can organise themselves.
the dreams I plant in someone's mind
may bloom as hope for humankind
A mastodon instance for anarchists and libertarian socialists.