[SCIENTIST 1]: "Weird...the mice have all simultaneously stopped participating in the mazes..."
[SCIENTIST 2]: *pointing* "Is that one over there waving a little red flag!?"
[S 1]: "And...my god...they've written something in cheese crumbs..."
[S 2]: "It says...'solidarity foreve--'" *gets crushed by a giant anvil*
On the anthropocene mass extinction and politics
I've seen more posts amongst leftists that call for calm over the environmental crisis--usually fairly good critiques that state the emphasis on apocalyptic scenarios is counter-productive--that it causes people to shut down, or promotes hopelessness, or caters to anti-humanist environmentalist attitudes, etc.
I think these are fair points.
It's also fair, however, to point out we're in the midst of a sixth mass instinction--one that's already ongoing. And the environmental damage done so far has been achieved in what really is a blip in humans' existence.
So....it's pretty fucking dire. Yes, apocalypse isn't the best organizational technique, but if that doesn't provide an impetus for a mass political movement on the left, what will?
[BREAKING] Leaked Facebook emails reveal "number one threat" to its platform: decentralized platforms.
Got a big ol' greasy fart lined up but I'm gonna be responsible and save it for a rainy day #mastodev
think it's ridiculous how western media are framing iran's revived nuclear program as "violating the nuclear deal." I mean the USA baselessly accused Iran of violating the agreement and then walked away. The EU made a good faith effort to salvage the deal, and it was a fair enough effort. But by that point sanctions were back in place and the EU couldn't even deal straightforwardly with Iran and had to resort to ridiculous measures like that holding company to skirt the sanctions. It was also completely legitimate for Iran to find the EU's offer insufficient and walk away.
The JCPOA is dead and Trump killed it. There's literally nothing to violate, but of course Iran somehow has to hold to dead letter agreements after America shreds them and walks away
nazis, antisemitism, dkpol
i am so angry. a few days ago, neo-nazis vandalized a jewish graveyard in denmark. now, the suspects have been caught -- leaders of a neo-nazi group.
the danish media's response to this? a front-page profile on this organization. they're quoting other members of this organization and giving them a platform from which to spew their anti-semitic propaganda.
i don't even know what to say. this is terrifying
Whenever we get to the end of a 10 or 12 hour day, everyone eventually feels mentally and/or physically exhausted and just hangs out by the gang boxes, waiting out the clock.
This is always when wage labor feels the most ridiculous to me--just standing around literally wasting our lives' finite hours because...we have to.
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