I keep seeing a lot of apologies for not being interesting or funny or positive, and I just wanna say:

You are a person, not a brand. You do not need to be consistently anything but yourself. If you need to take a break, that's OK. We're all people, we'll understand.

One must not merely hold onto critical consciousness – smashing one's illusions and hopes of reconciliation with a bad society –, but one must also find one's cheerfulness or calm. Otherwise one falls into depression needlessly or makes the return to self-deception all too attractive.

the word "communist" means a lot of things in different contexts. this is why leftist, I think, more generally describes myself. for example, with regards to China- *is abruptly knocked over the head and pulled off stage by a security detail*

On Neoliberalism 2/2 

On Neoliberalism 1/2 

Political Economy Reading Challenge 

Political Economy Reading Challenge 

Political Economy Reading Challenge 

Philosophical musings 

our solidarity must extend to

every person behind bars
every displaced person
every victim of imperialism
every family affected by the matrix of these three things
every person in ICE detention
every person facing deportation
every person growing up with gang and police violence all around them
every poor person

and every person who resides at the axes between these various oppressions


boomer values 

Hmmm maybe the reason that neoliberals embrace the mindset of "Just don't be depressed!" so much is that the alternative would force them to admit that sometimes bad things are caused by the environment and not the person

Being a right-winger is so weird. It is literally siding with the forces of Thanatos.

Why would someone actively seek to inflict more death, destruction, and harm on human beings? :chick_dotdotdot:

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The political discourse about terror is very misleading, because it represents terror as an exception. But it is in fact the ruling principle of bourgeois society.

At every turn, people's sense of independence is undermined, and they are made to feel little by the rulers of this world. 'Freedom' is just the mistaken sense of independence of those who are not inflicted in this situation.

Class warfare, legal sanctions, and police terror are the order of the day as an always present threat, if not a lived reality. At the same time, a generalized fear-mongering is perpetrated by the institutions of the state, capital, and governmentality.

This is not a peaceful tranquility to which terror is an exception. This is a well-regimented social world, underpinned by a pervasive, civilized, and 'reasonable' terror.

Those schooled in the art of politics understand terror in this sense, not in the sense of a wild and incidental attack or lashing out, which is child's play by comparison.

In this time of Nazi invasion in the Fediverse, let's remind ourselves of the old saying of the Jacobins:

No freedom for the enemies of freedom. :chick_magic:

Accepting the limitations of what you can accomplish is often, paradoxically, a precondition for accomplishing something. Far from being demotivating, it gives you a sense of proportion and priority. And it also helps you to not be so hard on yourself if you don't accomplish that which was impossible to accomplish to begin with.

I am having this imagination in which anarchists are rowdy but basically good kids, and Marxists are their very, very patient parents who just want to raise them right.

Take care with what you watch or read or listen to. There are some things you are simply better off not having in your head.

Mention of personal trauma 

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