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"if you're worried about the slippery slope that comes from restricting nazi speech, why aren't you worried about the slippery slope that comes from letting nazis speak"

That's pithy and I'm definitely stealing it

From the first segment, "Against Free Speech Absolutism", of this podcast:

wnycstudios.org/podcasts/otm/e

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If you want a straightforward, practical project to help contribute to leftist, anticapitalist, and anarchist movements, then learn a new language. It is without a doubt one of the most limiting factors in our movements.

What is happened in Iran earlier this year? If I knew farsi I could maybe tell you, but instead I just know what the NYT said happened.

- language.media.mit.edu/visuali

- sciencemag.org/news/2014/12/wa

this is not to say "i like the stock", it is to point out how we are careening into a bad bad time and no one realizes it yet. even though the warning signs are so loud

apnews.com/article/legislature

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GME has a bunch of cash and revenue left over from their days as a retailer. They also have a large customer base in their membership program.

They are restructuring to sell that data on the behavior futures markets. In short, they are restructuring to have a tech business model

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Still haven't seen this mentioned in any GME story, so I'll try to lay out: GME is a case study in surveillance capitalism.

This case study shows that covid has accelerated the trend of companies ditching older business models for this new model (which is a money machine impervious to pandemics or anything short of the internet going down)

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(2/2)All of the info on this "play" is, and has been, public. You just need to "do the reading" (in this case that includes 3X-speed watching livestream archives)

I still see most journalists not getting anywhere close to a complete, coherent picture

My impression of journalism has deteriorated so much over the last
decade that I am convinced (I hope mistakenly so) that most
journalists increasingly do not "do the reading". ever. for anything.

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I have a lot of thoughts about the GME thing that I have no
desire to discuss on social media.

That said, I do want to point out that this is an especially
salient example of the "Gell-Mann Amnesia effect" meme

goodreads.com/quotes/65213-bri

"there is no alternative but geo-engineering" is becoming the centrist consensus by way of "objective" journalism

Imagining the brightness of the sun being controlled by a corporation 😬😬😬

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102 years ago this week, 65,000 workers in Seattle (a 5th of the city’s population) participated in a 5 day general strike. The most important lesson to learn from this strike, is that at the absolute peak of US labor power, it accomplished zero of its demands.

Every year local historians will rave about the Seattle General Strike, and laud how peaceful it was, never acknowledging that its peaceful aspect (not to mention that it ended) was its failure.

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Freedom of the press only applies to those who own one.

For decades this press was used to print antiauthoritarian magazine The Match. Now it’s come to us via @blackpowderpress so that we can continue using the old ways to create anarchist propaganda. Now to learn how to use it😬

I hate the phrase "historically low supply of housing" used in the context of explaining the US housing situation

The problem is capitalism, not something material like "supply"

- There are ~15 million vacant houses in the US
- There are ~553 thousand people without shelter on a given night in the US

The difference in those numbers is huge; the solution simple

Articles that make this claim will even link to this data :headdesk:

for example: web.archive.org/web/2021020515

(2/2)All of the info on this "play" is, and has been, public. You just need to "do the reading" (in this case that includes 3X-speed watching livestream archives)

I still see most journalists not getting anywhere close to a complete, coherent picture

My impression of journalism has deteriorated so much over the last
decade that I am convinced (I hope mistakenly so) that most
journalists increasingly do not "do the reading". ever. for anything.

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I have a lot of thoughts about the GME thing that I have no
desire to discuss on social media.

That said, I do want to point out that this is an especially
salient example of the "Gell-Mann Amnesia effect" meme

goodreads.com/quotes/65213-bri

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Based on the centrist podcasts i follow, centrists are becoming explicitly worried about the status quo.

They seem worried certain "elites" are being too greedy and worried that is causing a situation that could "lead to a revolution" — ruining the cushy situation for all of the other "elites".

Some of these things are really surreal to listen to. Very mainstream people using words like "radical" and "revolution" with an earnest ominous tone

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People who type their whole thought in slack instead of sending every sentence - why are you a psychopath

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It is not a question of “what happens if face surveillance is used against you?” It is a question of how many times law enforcement has already done so. eff.org/deeplinks/2021/01/face

Now that the united front against trump is fracturing and dems are moving to re-up their power and surveillance capabilities, can we all go back to admitting that the NYT is terrible and actively harmful??

They are constantly wrong (intentionally or not) about very high stakes things

Their latest daily podcast episode, "Is more violence coming," is a good example of muddled thinking, constantly playing catch-up, and spreading FUD

darkest-timeline.com/@paranoid

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So stoked for this!

Former Black Panthers, Lorenzo Komboa Ervin and JoNina Abron-Ervin just launched their own podcast!

blackautonomy.libsyn.com/

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Yes, indeed, it is, and tragic for the people who get caught up in the cult, and for those that were close to them. Unfortunately, I don't even think identifying who Q is (probably Jim and Ron Watkins from 8kun) will drive people away.

The big concern I have is that some of these people, when their edifice collapses, are going to resort to attacking civilians and launching suicide attacks, like we saw in Nashville.

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