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Playing my sci-fi dystopian Deus Ex mod, where a homeless socialist hacktivist dodges AI-run robot cops and drone-strikes in downtown San Fran outside of barbwire-walled billionaire enclaves, attempting to free smartphone-making sweatshop prisoners.
twitch.tv/silverspook

I'm having to define the kyriarchy to all my irl friends now and it's funny how they do NOT want to recognize it all as one system and it's like I /know/ y'all had gender theory courses that you took, this is basic intersectionality updated for the modern times.

Land acknowledgements, and to honor the by listening to one of the survivors.

"During the American period, Indian female children were sold for $200 pursuant to state indenture laws, while Indian adults were hunted as bounties. The militias were paid 50 cents to $5 per scalp.

In 1860, the California government spent $1.6 million on the hunting of Native Peoples. This would equate to $46,400,000 today. When white men would bring in a scalp, it would drip with blood in order for them to trade for their money. Hence the term redskin, which is the name of Washington, DC’s football team. This term embodies genocide of Native American people, yet the capital city of our country wears it proudly.

The history of California is gruesome and cruel, yet Native American people were able to endure multiple waves of genocide while still cultivating their connection to culture. Native American Peoples’ existence today is resistance in itself.

We were not expected to survive 300 massacres in California and many more across the country. We were told to kill the Indian and save the man by suppressing our ceremonial practices, stories, and languages.

Today we stand stronger than ever as we initiate the movement from symbolism to reality. The history of my ancestors must be respected and learned, because in order to respect the Earth, we must respect Indigenous Peoples.

This history is not a plot for the next blockbuster movie."

bioneers.org/jayden-lim-my-cul

Expired: Maximizing profits for colonized shareholders.

Wired: Maximizing immunity from anything diseased and colonized.

Inspired: Removing diseased Realtors' signs; adding permanent and irrevocable Land Acknowledgements of the region.

wild how our culture has been shitting on "menial" jobs like stocking shelves and now grocery store workers are clearly the literal backbone of society

from the Lies

"In the early 1970s, we started to move all the unionized jobs out of the U.S. As the capitalists [shift] the American dream jobs out of the U.S., they do a containment strategy. They create this union-busting consultant industry, and the capitalist class says, “We’re not going to allow the emerging sector, the service sector, to get unionized the way we allowed the manufacturing sector to get unionized.”

So when people talk about, “Oh we’re going to create this next new economy,” what do workers hear? “We’re going to lose all these good jobs, and we’re never going to have a union again,” because that’s the lived experience in this country."[1]

Part of is recognizing that all of the FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt) the fascists use online as they attempt to break up strongly-rooted people-led movements is just ... lies. When you see or hear those kinds of things happening IRL, speak up and speak out.

It can be difficult when the fascists show up and try to throw short-term solutions (corrupted political money) at problems, but it is always worth it for the health and safety of a community.

Did the 512 coal-mining towns[2] in West Virginia, for example (yeah! really 512), include the long-term environmental degradation in their bargaining? Mostly not. Collectively each was likely promised some small slice of the rich white landowning man's definition of a "good job", only to have that promise reneged.

Had the 512 towns been able to and recognize their on the Earth, rather than on money, damage from plundering would have been mitigated much sooner. A non-capitalistic ecology should not have to pay for the mistakes of one species. There's really not anything that can be done for those exhausted, blown-up hills today but learn from the mistakes of the enemy, and help other be not deceived.

[1] Jane McAlevey inteview by Alleen Brown: theintercept.com/2020/03/09/cl

[2] en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category

Happy New Year to all my Baha'i and other folk who are celebrating it today!

In 2020, "serving your country" means staying open and eschewing anything that racist old dudes thought was a good idea.

"Throughout our history the United States of America has used the separation of families as a means of controlling people of color. Whether during Indian removal, the slave trade, Western Expansion, Internment Camps, Indian boarding schools or in immigration detention centers today - the U.S. government has been stealing babies from their mother’s breasts for nearly 250 years.

But it's not who we have to be.

The first step towards change is acknowledging we have a problem. So while this may be who we are, it is not who we have to continue to be. But that is a decision we have to make together, both intentionally and collectively. Our systemic injustice, racism, and implicit bias of white supremacy are not partisan problems. It's a collective problem."

wirelesshogan.blogspot.com/201


I know the labor I suggest we go out and do tomorrow sounds regressive. Ironically, it's to prevent a far greater regression, by focusing on making sure the basics are met.

These are not sweet sugar-coated things.

[1] The KKK is who funded that guy named G. Borglum to work on that atrocity of what settlers call "Mount Rushmore".

[2] Sand Creek Massacre: 500 Arapaho and Cheyenne men, women, children, and babies brutally killed (some were mutilated) by crazed settlers looking for more ways to make themselves and the kyriarchy (KKK rich) by westward expansion.

[3] Abraham Lincoln unleashed "some of the most brutal acts of genocide and destruction against indigenous peoples" because he was caught between the proverbial (or maybe not so much proverbial) rock and a hard place. The only way to gain favor among enslaved black settlers was to "value" them more than indigenous peoples... and this 3/5ths of a citizen is why he wanted his legacy to be civil rights. The real truth is much darker.
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There's nothing here to be debated. If you LISTEN to the words of survivors, you can learn some important things ...

When things get hard, if/when you become "desperate", don't be like G Borglum or hold to the delusion that money will be your ticket out of the tough spots.

Realize that the 20 or 30-something "prepper" who uses reddit religiously to antagonize or incite divisiveness among PoC ... that is the modern KKK doing exactly what LIncoln did. They're very active on Facistbook and Twitter too. Nothing scares these guys more than the idea of calling them on their bullshit.

Force your Senators and Reps to their delusions. Make them listen to you, and when they won't, bring in the mental health professionals.

youtube.com/watch?v=PGsy1Y3Hdf

I've been reading about Self Determination Theory to improve my head space for Uni. SDT essentially breaks down Maslow's "Mastery" tier of the hierarchy of needs into the need for connection (relatedness), competance (mastery), and autonomy.

I really love the framing and plan to incorporate it more into my mind set and work so I drew some symbols to represent what each one means to me.

Fun thing is, if you combine all three symbols you basically get a triple helix spiraling inwards and upwards, which is a perfect spatial metaphor for personal Mastery & purpose.

It is a book for Black and indigenous women, but anyone can read and appreciate it as long as they don't expect to be catered to or have their fragility coddled. I think nonblack, non-indigenous people like me should read it, and think about the global systems of colonialism and capitalism, about the ways of knowing and what kinds of subjectivity are erased and which kind is elevated to objectivity, and the role of monuments and art in legitimizing--or challenging--violence.

We are accepting donations at the Q Center
Supplies Taken:
Non-perishable food (Not expired)
Gatorade and other drinks containing electrolytes (Not expired)
Hand sanitizer
Soap
Spray Bottles (clean & empty)
Diapers
Menstrual/Hygiene Products
OTC cold/flu medications (NO PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS)

Resistance and community building is spreading more virally than COVID19

No one remembers Meals On Wheels

1) exists
2) does exactly what people propose a non-profit community-based food delivery service should
3) was gutted by the current administration because a lot of their funding was federal
4) is exactly what we need right now
5) does not need reinventing from first principles

NOAA should use millimeters on its mappings. Since it doesn't, I've adapted some of its data for a more precise picture of America's dire and impending "underwater" situation.

Trump's plan to inject trillions into mortgage-backed securities to "save the economy", eh? That has been played before over a decade ago, and it fails dreadfully.

Don't go overvaluing an unsustainable, toxic, sinking ship.

In 2020, "serving your country" means staying open and eschewing anything that racist old dudes thought was a good idea.

"Throughout our history the United States of America has used the separation of families as a means of controlling people of color. Whether during Indian removal, the slave trade, Western Expansion, Internment Camps, Indian boarding schools or in immigration detention centers today - the U.S. government has been stealing babies from their mother’s breasts for nearly 250 years.

But it's not who we have to be.

The first step towards change is acknowledging we have a problem. So while this may be who we are, it is not who we have to continue to be. But that is a decision we have to make together, both intentionally and collectively. Our systemic injustice, racism, and implicit bias of white supremacy are not partisan problems. It's a collective problem."

wirelesshogan.blogspot.com/201


Tomorrow, March 18, food box deliveries will be rolling out in Portland central.
Please sign up if you need food.

linktr.ee/pdxmutualaid

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We stand with Wet'suwet'en. Decolonize your thinking: "Traditional Ecological Knowledge" (TEK) is the most valuable asset you can have as the world continues to sink deeper into the chaos and destruction of broken, inequitable, and faulty colonial 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 a Navajo Nation member running as an Independent candidate for President. #LivingWalls, not border walls. And please keep boycotting Home Depot!