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As my computer use continues to evolve, it's less and less likely I'll be posting meaningful things here. :(

The current alternative is that I'll be sending out an email broadcast - once public, once for paid subscribers, talking about the various sorta stuff I talk about.

For now, I'll be using Substack, a proprietary service, since they provide the necessarily payment processing without unreasonable overhead.

emsenn.substack.com/p/coming-s

Since y'all have gotten access to all my rambling without any sort of gate so far, anyone who wants a paid subscription, just DM me your email and I'll hook you up.

Are there tabletop RPGs focused on teaching programming skills to young children, and if so what are their names?

Since this post I've had a colonial ask what percent of my blood is "Indian," and a different one got mad at me because they're pro-natural gas.

I'm reckoning all of these folk got stimulus checks, while I didn't, so it's really hard not to see this as just, people being paid by the government so they have the free time to go find people to be racist toward.

I could write some really deep take about this, relating it to Rationalism and post-modernism and the transition away from neoliberla nation-states to a globalized fascism, but instead I'm going to save those stories for people I know will hear them and might even be able to resist turning around and reselling them to colonists for personal gain.

In the meantime, see OP, send me your money.

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In this week I've had colonials:

- Come into a safe-space for anti-colonial work, share content out of it onto the Web, and then call safe spaces "regressive"
- Mess up one of my plants because they got mad it scratched the wax (not even the paint) on their car they inappropriately parked in a handicap spot.
- Require I teach them about consent or else they'll try to take away part of my food supply.
- Call me a slur
- Talk about my culture using another slur in front of me like I wasn't there, and then talk for a good 30 minutes like Indigenous people were extinct.
- Get mad at me I wouldn't share stories from my culture (and called me racist for it)
- This is only the stuff I can remember off-hand.

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Sometimes it feels like I spend all day every day just reacting to the threats of well-intentioned, dangerously ignorant people, so that what little I've managed to get for myself doesn't get taken or destroyed by them so quickly.

I don't even need money for anything urgent rn (so it'll probably go toward more toilet paper for the free market at the cottenboro gaz) I just feel I deserve some sort of compensation for this nonsense.

cash.app/$emsenn0
paypal.me/emsenn
ko-fi.com/emsenn

crypto addresses available upon request.

I'll stop endorsing blockchain when white people stop lying to me about their privilege, actions, and words, as they try and organize with me.

But until they're willing to show their accounting ledgers and explain to me why they bought 20 lattes last year and didn't donate shit to the food bank...*

Blockchain. I need to be able to audit them myself, because they've demonstrated they can't be trusted. And why would I organize with someone I can't trust, if there's no mechanism to establish trust? The only mechanism that exists in our society for handling trust is the colonial state, and that does not require truth from Western people.

But my survival does.

The GAZ (Groundhog Autonomous Zone) is pleased to announce we have finished building a "duckpond" nearby our burrow, so that ducklings who've caught a glimpse of Iktomi's lyrics can find a space to collect themselves and their bearings.

[The GAZ is a distributed decolonial land stewardship effort. We now have a space for people to learn more about what that means, so they can see if it's something they want to participate in themselves.]

discord.gg/faGRz622

The GAZ (Groundhog Autonomous Zone) is pleased to announce we have finished building a "duckpond" nearby our burrow, so that ducklings who've caught a glimpse of Iktomi's lyrics can find a space to collect themselves and their bearings.

[The GAZ is a distributed decolonial land stewardship effort. We now have a space for people to learn more about what that means, so they can see if it's something they want to participate in themselves.]

discord.gg/faGRz622

Your occasional reminder that "self-care" has its roots in Black Feminism and by using it to refer to consumerism recreation you use to maintain the emotional energy to serve colonialism, you're actively engaging in linguistic appropriation and the erasure of Black Feminist praxis and history.

fediverse meta 

I'm boosting this because I saw someone say " I learn something new about this [blockchain] stuff seemingly every day, and all of it is damning :D" and that made me chuckle.

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In search of a Zoomer interested in decolonization, with skills in handling a Discord bot. You won't be a volunteer, but it's not normal contract work.

DM me for details.

fediverse stuff 

Legit, the only real reason to put yourself in that position of hyping something you're new to, to drown out elders, is if you wanna be an Influencer.

There's no other gain here beyond Web Influence.

Does that mean the Fediverse is actually full of Influencers? Influencers so privileged they don't even need compensation for it, they can just use their "spare time" to maintain a constant din of chatter that, because it is louder than anything else, seems like the most clever game in town?

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fediverse stuff 

Ah yes, another colonial who blocks me because I said their generalizations about "human nature" was actually just a developing sense of self-awareness of colonialism, so they can go back to getting social clout from colonials for criticizing human nature.

Lotta Principal Skinner "the youth are wrong" vibes every time I log in here.

"Is it my culture that is harmful? No, it must be the entire species!"

"Is my understanding of blockchain flawed? No, three continents containing most of the humans are just fools!"

etc etc.

Gonna link this piece, that starts off with a bit of advice: listen to your elders. if someone just learned about something, is real loud about it, and isn't listening to people with more experience: tune them the fuck out.

emsenn.substack.com/p/into-our

Stimulus checks are landing in folks hands!

My house effectively gets half as much stimulus as we should, since I'm not properly documented.

Consider sending me money if you're at a loss of how to spend your "stimmy"

ko-fi.com/emsenn
paypal.me/emsenn
cash.app/emsenn0

Crypto addresses available upon request.

(All funds are heading toward the GAZ, the distributed land stewardship effort that's getting rolling.)

me: "i'm actually really hopeful about blockchain because i see it as the one piece of leverage for changing colonial hearts that doesn't require traumatizing them"

colonials: "that is ridiculous, I can't believe you've bought into this nonsense capitalistic crap, <blah blah blah, blah blah, many good and bad points about the tech and its use>... and I think the whole thing ultimately shows that our culture is incapable of accepting things that aren't quantifiable, and that is one of the largest problems of it!"

me: "see i told you it'd help."

If you try and retweet (on Twitter) a post that has a link you haven't opened, it warns you against it.

In search of a Zoomer interested in decolonization, with skills in handling a Discord bot. You won't be a volunteer, but it's not normal contract work.

DM me for details.

fediverse meta 

I've noticed questioning folks' media literacy is an easy way to not get engagement here, lol.

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fediverse meta 

Web: *is made up of nothing but tracking codes, basically*

Westerners: *receive news articles about a thing that relates it entirely to the issues they care most about, like hating on billionaires, or energy waste*

Westerners: *do not examine if that news was delivered due to bias or if there is more information about the topic that wasn't delivered to them by profit-driven robots*

Westerners: *proudly rebroadcast the information supporting their confirmation bias, resulting in profit for the robots and incentive to supply further information about this topic from this perspective*

Westerners: *receive even more news validating their opinions*

Westerners: *post more and more about their opinion, using the evidence that now seems to be all around them, even the top stories on 'normal' websites are about these opinions.*

Westerners: *totally befuddled that someone might have a different opinion than them, or might not value the information they have about the topic in the same way, or might know different information than they do.*

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For real if you post often about how climate change is a giant threat to the world and then you start getting ads saying that X is a major contributor to climate change....

...I mean look if I posted on FB all day about how I was scared of immigrants taking my job, and then got an advertisement to vote Republican, as a way to prevent immigration, we'd all understand how that's... propaganda, right?

So if you spend all day posting on the Web about how you're scared of climate change... and then get an advertisement to endorse the Federal Reserve, as a way to prevent climate change...

I mean, I'm not the only one that sees these as functionally equivalent Web consumption/production habits, right?

same lizard, different angle. feel free to use as a profile picture or mint as an nft ;)

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Hey I heard Fediverse likes lizards so here's a photo of a lizard.

Specifically, its one of the adults in a group of Anolis carolinensis that live around the garden bed with blueberries and mint.

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