cultivating hostility toward police and frustrating their efforts is something everyone can do in many creative ways. but there is not really anything that anyone can do about "abolishing" the police, including people in positions of "power"
"abolish" already starts out as a kind of policy demand, ready to be watered down and compromised away like all demands on governance. and making demands on government for better conditions is playing the role of citizen.
contempt and hostility toward my enemies feels like a better place to start and not making demands between their various manifestations
I am going to be on a panel about police abolition tomorrow! It should be awesome!
Boost it far and wide!
An important part of this process is also learning to let go of something when it no longer interests you. Just because you CAN force your brain to learn shit you dont care about doesnt mean its actually good or that theres an inherent value in pushing yourself to. Also this doesnt mean be resigned to giving up on anything as soon as your interest wanes. Sometimes you dont care about something and then you have an experience that changes your perspective and what used to be boring seems new and exciting.
Its so much more rewarding to learn by familiarity through integration into your life than by like memorization or school or some shit. Its so nice to just, start doing a thing. Not trying to DIVE IN or anything. Just "this is a thing I will occasionally come back to and slowly build my skills for over time and that can take as long as it does".
Selling Lisp by the Pound - Hayley Patton: https://gist.github.com/no-defun-allowed/4f0a06e17b3ce74c6aeac514281f350f (GitHub Gist)
1/ Something I love about unschooling framework is that it tells us something about the nature of humans that blows the capitalist notion that people are motivated purely by wealth and personal gain out of water. People are naturally curious and creative, we want to understand and innovate and create to make our lives simpler. Creating a functional complex society without capitalism and without a state to coerce us into working and participating is absolutely within the realm of reality.
Just wondering.. Like after the insurrection.. How are we gonna maintain like.. The roads
it's not a niche platform. it's the most popular platform in the world. but the industry doesn't benefit from users having access to it because their profits are built on maintaining a separation between the masses and the priestly caste of programmers
i'm tired of people telling me that "oh well you shouldn't expect vendors to make stuff for your ~niche platform~"
fuck you! fuck that and fuck you! if mainstream platforms are unacceptably bad, i am not going to use them!
nfts reflect an inherently colonial mindset, imo
I haven't seen it talked about much, but it seems these tech bros think they've cracked open some wild new frontier and they're all racing to plant flags in it asap, nevermind the cost and fuck anyone who gets in the way
but where you can at least argue that land has natural resources etc etc, there's nothing in nft-space, it's just empty, no content. So they have to generate 'value' in it as quickly as possible by creating shitty art and half-baked video game ideas, and paper-thin product concepts, so they have something to sell
it is quite something to see
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