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William Planer, neo-Nazi who participated in the violent stabbing attack of anti-racists in #Sacramento in 2016 has been out of prison for a month and is extremely disappointed at the level of decay and disorganization of the neo-Nazi and white nationalist movement.
Good morning, peacherinos!
I really like this "word of the day"
"They want to take the higher ground. They want to embrace books, movies, television that take the higher ground, that don’t have an axe to grind, and that aren’t polemical, or don’t take a political side. "
i dont think anyone uses the term
"higher ground" like that...
i believe the idiom they are looking for is "sitting on the fence"
meant to share a timestamped link, but guess i was too high at the time.
21:30 is the relevant bit: https://pca.st/O98C#t=1290
(the whole interview isn't really worth the time unless you are interested in tracking mainstream centrist politics (which i am))
Maybe I'm just too high, but hearing a state AG be farther left than a mainstream news site is breaking my brain.
The interviewer gets uncomfortable and gets like, "uh, people might say the Nazi comparisons are a little much", and she's like, "I think they're right on point"
It was genuinely jarring to hear that from an AG
New Evidence Shows Joey Gibson's Role in Planning May Day Attack at Cider Riot https://www.portlandmercury.com/blogtown/2019/08/22/27017873/new-evidence-shows-joey-gibsons-role-in-planning-may-day-attack-at-cider-riot
just ignore everything i am tooting tn
sat next to a "market realist" at a cafe today. things he talked about to his friend included:
- "market forces will result in carbon-0 by 2035 as long as there are no regulations"
- "the artic is actually gaining ice"
- burning man ("they call it the playa")
- stephen pinker
- gender pronouns (laughs)
- natural sun-cycles
- "records come and go" (wrt July temps)
- "i met him in Istanbul"
- "my first book was marketing"
so i am grouch
who are antifa? / Portland
today BIPOC, queer, trans, and disabled comrades were on the front lines. like literally parked their chairs in front of the black bloc to the point the police tried to arrest them in order to get better access to arresting others. the man on the left was arrested. the bravery shown literally brought me to tears and has me reflecting on what it even means to hold the line
re: pdx, the protest
reports im seeing describe the counterprotest as a raucous success, full of enthusiasm and joy and people in all kinds of delightful costumes ranging from unicorns to bananas to radical “white flour” bakery rp... and of course our comrades in black with shields and medics 👍
the fash left within hours of arriving.
ok, i found this documentation: https://docs.joinmastodon.org/usage/moderation/#blocking-by-ip
and this GH issue that i dont have the energy to read through at the moment: https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/issues/10221
seems like the answer to my questions are
1. yes, IP block can (and probably do) have collateral damage
2. if you are actively being targeted, it seems like an IP block is still worth it
3. this isn't a masto/fedi specific problem, it is an issue with IP addresses themselves
With the various blocking efforts (archivers, spammers, gab, etc.) a technique I've seen recommended the last year has been IP-level blocks.
I haven't done this b.c. I am worried about accidentily blocking an IP block that is a cloud host (digital ocean, aws, etc) especially bc with cloud hosting those IPs get recycled
Isn't this the whole idea behind "domain fronting"¹
also what's the gain over domain blocks?
I'm not good at Follow Fridays, but if you are in the Pacific Northwest you should give @Moss a follow request
They do great follow-friday threads with PNW locals to fill up your feed with (which I really enjoy, even if it is *very* weird for me to see a fedi person IRL just going about town)
deleted that previous toot to keep it from propagating
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