Every single piece of art we share on facebook diminishes us and makes the enemy (Republican patriarchal society) more powerful. Facebook needs Republican patriarchal society to continue the delusion that settler colonialism is okay. Its entire business model is to actively censor and mute and bury our news and stories as it tries desperately to keep floating the dominant narrative of white supremacy. It wants everybody talking about the two-party political system, because thus far, white supremacy has been its biggest sugar daddy. It knows it can't make money off displaced indigenous peoples exposing the corruption and lies in the system, so it silences us in sort of an echo chamber, where no news that matters can make it mainstream.
The National Association of Realtors is the number one partner of the Republican patriarchal society: landlording, fascist police evicting people, and unchecked corruption are all hallmarks of the fascists who have never stopped murdering the native inhabitants of Turtle Island. Everything becomes whitewashed underneath the false pretenses of American democracy.
Native democracy was different. Indigenous people, and those who support indigenous movements to take back the land need to operate outside of enemy territory if we are to preserve our unique ability to thrive in any condition. This is why I built and maintain Ecosteader.
Have I been largely unsuccessful in convincing people to leave enemy territory, or are they simply not able to understand that they can and should leave it? I'm really worried that the insidiousness of facebook's "business model" is making strong people weak. So many people stuck in that death trap.
People don't need facebook's network; it should not "own" any part of a person's or a group's or an organization's amplification. The more people who leave loudly and with all the logic of pure truth that we who are truly decolonizing can obtain, the weaker our enemy will become.
If your logic is to stay on facebook because "all your friends are there", wake up to reality. You are COMPLICIT in perpetuating white supremacy.
Right now a share of FB should be worth about $20 or $25. Instead, it's being traded at 10X that, because all the fragile white boys have big egoes and zero courage.
All you gotta do is look at the numbers. How does a company with LITERALLY NO ASSETS EXCEPT THE FICKLE OPINIONS OF IDIOTS go around claiming to be worth 690 billion?
Because it overprices everything. Overpricing is built into its business model.
Furthermore... a portion of all facebook-based charity fundraisers go to enabling white supremacy; facebook itself is is funded by and enables white supremacy.
If you haven't figured it out by now, you never will. There is no hope for you.
Tens of thousands of advertisers are abandoning the platform, and yet the stock price goes up by 2 or 3 percent? They are so afraid of losing... can't admit they lost long ago.
As long as Facebook stock crashes down (like, way way down) from its preposterous ~690 Billion dollar valuation, we'll be okay. Can't wait for what it calls "earnings"... sleaze salesmen blathering on about how special they think they are. Who has money to spend on advertising these days?
What kind of "revenue" is it going to report... who is it taking the big bucks from to promote Trump's paranoid delusions?
Yeah, isn't it a relief that the whole market does not need to crash to save the world? People just need to stop letting themselves be brainwashed by his cartel of associates and criminals. They are centered on facebook.
How hard does it crash? Where? That part is a mystery... what is not is the celebratory news that ALL THE REALTORS AND LANDLORDS GO DOWN WITH IT, lol. (Oh, booohooohooo crybabies would cry if it crashed to less than a dollar for every person on the planet?) Such narcissists!
We know we are winning because those Realtors and landlords are the only ones who refuse to quit facebook.
Everybody else, maybe put your graffiti to good use by taking down their signs, bilboards, etc, and putting up a tastefully done native land acknowledgement.
It so awesome to be alive.
Seems like an overwhelming task on a global scale, but not really. Colonialism happened on a global scale, causing global pain; colonialism gets taken out with maximum pain to those perpetuating it.
Consequences of failing to dismantle colonialism soon enough (much much past expiry), such as #ClimateChange, are sadder for the world of the MAGAs than their saddest country song.
The delusions of capitalism and Christianity don't float; they sunk and burned out long ago. If you want drama, those are your guys.
"Democrats are also worried about the revolt continuing to grow in size. While they are quite happy to pay lip-service to voices on the streets and repeat movement slogans, they are still fundamentally opposed to not only abolitionist politics, but even basic reforms like drastically defunding the police. This is quite simply because the Democrats support Trump’s overall project of militarization and class war and realize that they want a strong police force in place as the American project continues to break down."
But we don't center on anything even remotely related to what the MAGAs care about.
Fascistbook wants everybody to be a charity case, so they can slough off the crackly feeling of their snakeskin by trouncing themselves as "arbitrary hero of poor people". No difference from the standard tech bro mode there, you idiots.
Companies like Ecosteader are struggling to survive because monsters at Facebook are so greedy.
We don't join them anywhere or ever.
@indie This is a really interesting analysis, I haven't read anything in exactly this vein before. My question is what do you mean by "republican patriarchal society"? Like a representative 'democracy' that relies on single-family-households, with a dominant male, as the backbone of the economy, social culture, and basically lowest common denominator?
@indie I totally agree that facebook is 'enemy territory' as far as anyone with a mind to organize or live independently from the mainstream media and exploitative social currents.
The reasons why Facebook is still so dominant are many, but definitely includesthe 'have money to make money' cycle of capitalism. Facebook can run advertising on other media as well as pull eyes to their platform with live streams & charity events featuring famous/well-connected/profitable brands, which has a self-reinforcing effect.
I'd say besides that advantage of capital, the network effect also makes it difficult to switch to Mastodon. I don't know anyone irl who uses it. Everyone I follow here are random folx that truly, I don't know all that well.
For what it's worth, I picked ecosteader because I was on a solarpunk kinda kick at the time, but sunbeam.city seemed way too much like trying to be some kind of internet utopia with no material basis. Seeing as it imploded (still not sure how), I think I made the right choice with the more practical and focused vibe of ecosteader. Also I'm in the PNW so it's close to home.
Thanks, @kris; I'm really glad you're here.
I'll get ecosteader back into the more fun hackery ecosteading topics after the P0 threat of DJT/D is voted out or arrested or otherwise removed from office.
I spent some time in Utah, where "Republican patriarchal society" is a specific vein of Christianity known as Mormonism; it is the dominant culture, and anybody who tries to explore or communicate outside of that structure is essentially bullied into self-loathing or depression. The ones who do end up joining get to see the inside of a hideous monstrosity of men in suits touching young women as they "bless" them. Which is really a brainwashing to convince them men are more powerful than women and that they will never survive without someone from the patriarchy to take care of them.
Catholicism is basically the same thing under a different label, from what I understand. They're both insanity.
Melg'puguasit, we stand with Wet'suwet'en. Decolonize: "Traditional Ecological Knowledge" (TEK) is the only thing that can help humans as a colonized planet continues to sink deeper into the chaos and destruction of broken, inequitable, and faulty systems that value money over Earth's many forms of life.
We encourage you to join us on a better path as we build and participate in an Ecological Democracy that includes #AllThePeople as envisioned by Mark Charles, a Navajo Nation member running as an Independent candidate for President. #LivingWalls, not border walls. The Earth does not sustain white supremacists.