Funny that many critiques of technology focus on the large scale, societal consequences of technology, and not like how it effects the individual. I guess that does rely on some kind of psychology though which is tricky

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what is the most essential anarchist read these days? i’d say Desert still

Wait.... is this the anarchybang caller instance?

@deluge interpreting the structure of insects that way is civ

Another lovely reading group conversation in the bag.

How free can you be if you're still inside a cage?

For next week we will be reading Social and Humane Liberalism, stopping before the Postscript. As always, hope to hear from you! :)

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@bugs @conflictingxideas you never had someone exercise a hard block during a consensus decision? smh, cant believe yall nihilists

Indentured servitude 

What's up with uh, Dobby and Sméagol being broken people until their "master" treats them kindly.... is 2002 doing okay?

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Théoden and Wormtongue are the perfect representation of a simplified version of Nietzsche's priestly figure

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coconut 

@conflictingxideas Holy shit @selfenjoyment what do you have to say for yourself?

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coconut 

Okay just to join in on the coconut discourse as a facetious asshole I did a bit of quick research and what I found has larger implications about coconuts and anticiv.

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Seriously, Cube has a much more astute understanding of the nihilism of late stage capital than Platform. Platform is essentially a primer for proto-Marxists, and its understanding of capitalist relations is still essentially that of the 19th/20th century. Cube, on the other hand, has a grasp on the transfiguration of late-neoliberalism into what Sayaka Valencia calls "gore capitalism".

Whereas Platform remains sentimental in its scale and its focus on human understanding/action -- the motivations are still human-centric; the solution is still some version of solidarity and revolutionary self-sacrifice -- Cube simulates the experience of being born into a system from which there is no evident escape, no history, no explanation, and no understandable governing logic; just pure violence, exploitation, oppression, with no discernable meaning or reason or solution.

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@athousandgateaux Plus when that guy gets cut into little cubes it's super nasty and cool

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