really glad that we debated all the right wing weirdos in the marketplace of ideas until they left.... oh wait you mean we just blocked them instead and cut off the supply of troll food that they require to sustain themselves, leaving their communities to rot in their own hateful filth? who could have predicted this
Organic farms rely on overworking their laborers and hiring migrant workers. This is true across the board. Even the very small scale farms I know often have "work-share" employees who are unpaid but given veggies for their work, or even having volunteer days to do big projects. There's nothing wrong with community labor, but the profits are not shared between all workers, they are concentrated at the top with the (white, cis) owners. The CSA model is not financially sustainable without labor exploitation.
Traditional agriculture is far, far worse. Labor abuse is extremely common. The farmer-owner class frequently makes bids for pity because they suffer high rates of injury and mental illness. These concerns are valid, but the trauma and injuries incurred by migrant laborers are at least 4x worse and go undocumented because migrant laborers are often not covered by the farm's insurance or worker comp programs.
Now that the Roommate Ordeal is over the lingering memory that remains is sitting at my work desk in a cramped room with two other people, worrying that the Roommate would pick today for the next violent outburst, and listening to Disintegration by The Cure to try and stay calm until I could clock out
abusive roommate situation
I'm relieved the roommates are finally gone, but now I gotta hash out the contradiction between "I wanted to be their friend" and "one of them knifed up the furniture and went on rants about how I deserve to be assaulted in prison, while the other one tried his best to defend her as somehow in the right about those things"
Hey everyone, my name is Sam Hill. I'm a mixed-raced, status Kanien'kehá:ka from the Six Nations of the Grand River Rez, Turtle Clan. Queer musician and artist. I'm mostly working with sculpture and painting right now but I LOVE playing around with anything I can get my hands on. Gotta keep it fresh and new, right? I write, play and sing my own music.
Don't gender me. I was gendered as a kid and it sucked. 29, anti-American and anti-Texas
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