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Cake day: Sep 15, 2022


Firefox says that the encryption is fine, so it’s definitely been listed based on some automated categorization system.

> Rainey, a former U.S. Army psychological operations officer and conservative activist who has been vocally protesting drag shows, wrote on Facebook shortly after the electricity failed: "The power is out in Moore County and I know why." > > She then posted a photograph of the Sunrise Theater in Southern Pines, where a drag show was scheduled for Saturday, and said: "God will not be mocked." > > At Sunday's news conference, Fields said: "We had to go and interview this young lady and have a word of prayer with her and so, but it turned out to be nothing." > > Asked how deputies had determined Rainey's posts were false, Fields said it was due to "good law enforcement," without elaborating. The Moore County Sheriff's Office and Rainey have been contacted for comment. > > Rainey posted on Facebook that her name "has been officially cleared by law enforcement." > > In another post, she said deputies had "wasted their time" by visiting her. "I told them that God works in mysterious ways and is responsible for the outage. I used the opportunity to tell them about the immoral drag show and the blasphemies screamed by its supporters," she wrote. "God is chastising Moore County. I thanked them for coming and wished them a good night. Thankful for the LEOs service, as always."

Bro, Mussolini invented corporatism. You saying we’re fash already?

I think it tried too hard to make him look grizzled/hollywood. The lower half of his face had softer features.

  1. I only know the answer to the “what happened to it” part, but the podcast is still going. The subreddit moved to a website called chapo.chat which rebranded to hexbear.net when they ideologically became more marxist than the podcast. They should be working on becoming a part of Lemmygrad…soon? Their current software is running an old fork of Lemmy and they’re figuring out how to update it without losing everything.

  2. For courtesy you should use they/them for everyone you’re not sure about (though most people without pronouns in their username are masc, I think. I dunno, dudes are weird). If you want to put pronouns in your display name, there’s no flairs or anything like that yet so you just have to edit your display name in your profile settings or put it in your profile description.

  3. Because libs are gonna lib.

The EZLN is more of a coalition. The subcomandantes add the “sub” in there to show deference to the people, whose power is expressed primary through a confederation of tribal governments acting in unison. The EZLN is the arm through which the tribal governments express their will, rather than being the head. It seems to be working for them given how relatively stable their borders are compared to like…the Naxalites.

The reason they don’t expand to all of mexico is because the coalition is primarily concerned with tribal matters. They would partner with mestizo labor movements in northern Mexico if they had any teeth. But they see mexicans as needing a movement for mexicans, not a movement for Maya people.

And this is why I don’t go in public very often.

> On Trans Day of Remembrance, we honor those taken from our communities, we celebrate their lives, and we root ourselves in our collective resilience. > > Our community is incredibly strong. In the face of systemic violence, trans people continue to survive and thrive. We support and celebrate each other while working hard to achieve our dreams. > > Our new [Remembrance Report](https://transequality.org/sites/default/files/docs/resources/TDOR%20Remembrance%20Report%20by%20NCTE_Nov%202022%20%281%29.pdf) centers the humanity and individuality of trans people whose lives were stolen by violence. Whenever possible, we’ve included snapshots of their lives, often shared by their loved ones. > > In Texas, DeeDee Hall was a 37-year-old Black trans woman whose family described her as “always helping people” and full of life.” In Vermont, 29-year-old Fern Feather - who used both she/her and they/them pronouns - worked at a farm-to-table café. She was a white trans woman who always wore a wildflower in their hair. > > Stories like these show trans people as unique and worthy human beings. In particular, we honor the memory of Black trans women like Keshia Chanel Geter, who was a dedicated advocate for the LGBTQ community in her home state of South Carolina. Only 26 years old, her loved ones said she “inspired people everywhere she went” and “touched the lives of many.” > > Since last November, we know of 47 transgender people whose lives were taken from us. 38 of those individuals – each of them a person with inherent human dignity – were lost since the start of 2022. > > Unfortunately, data on violence in our community is often underreported, difficult to capture, and fails to represent the fullness of our humanity. Trans people are frequently deadnamed, or misidentified, by law enforcement. Within our community, we also know that trans women of color, and especially Black trans women, face an alarming and unacceptable amount of violence. Trans women made up 85% percent of those taken from us, and 70% of those trans women were Black. > > State governments and extremist politicians across the country are attempting to weaponize disinformation and persecute trans people and our families. We have a political climate that has exploded with anti-trans legislation, policy, and rhetoric. In the leadup to last week’s election, extremists spread lies about trans people, denigrating our community and stoking fear in people who simply don’t understand what it means to be trans. > > These actions contribute to a deeply unsafe environment for trans people and their families – some of whom have had to flee their home states just to get the medical care they need. Over 25% of the trans people we lost to violence were located in Texas and Florida – two states which saw dozens of anti-trans legislative and administrative actions. Even hospitals where trans people access gender-affirming care have received serious threats, and violence against trans people overall has increased in recent years. > > No one should have to fear violence or mourn lost loved ones. > > We honor the loved ones we’ve lost to violence and celebrate those who are still here. We speak up loudly about the disparities we face in hopes that others will see and understand. We lift up the voices of the most marginalized in our community, understanding that together, we will all rise. > > No matter what, trans people across the nation deserve to live safe, healthy, and authentic lives. > > Trans people are vital parts of our communities. The trans experience is about far more than violence and statistics. We are brilliant, we are beautiful, and we are full of joy. Our lives have meaning. We matter.

Do you also trash your apartment and have no regard for your personal well-being?

[Lesbian Rule](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesbian_rule)

Can’t watch the video right now. 🙁

Is there anything in this that wasn’t in his February essay?

But the poow widdle wandwords don’t get any wights. 🥺

Libs watching comedy skits and fantasy movies:

Is this Theory? 🦋

I disagree. It’s easy to get that interpretation if you isolate this skit from the rest of the text, but Bo goes as far as putting himself in crucifixion imagery to lampoon his own position as an authoritative media figure and former chud. Plus there’s the bits about Bezos being a monster working within the rules of a monstrous system (Bo himself even becomes a bit of a monster at the end of the Socko skit). It’s meant to be viewed in whole as one experience, and when you put all the pieces together, it connects the profound loneliness westerners feel with the hopelessness of climate change and the wealth of those succeeding under capitalism. This is supported by interviews he’s done out of character.

I do think it’s navel-gazey and too vague (I’ve seen the FD Signifier vid), but I think it’s still useful. The entry point for most white western libs into leftism is going to be their own social alienation, because that’s presently the major material condition which affects them (online leftists in particular talk about their own alienation quite a bit). What more experienced communists need to be able to do is use this sort of imagery to leverage solutions to social alienation which also further the material goals of less privileged comrades. In reading Mao and Freire, I think this needs to be in the form of actual organized mutual aid (vs temporary or optics-based affinity groups) which seeks to elevate the lumpens and precariat while lifting the veil of the ‘middle class’ from more privileged proletarians.