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Exactly. Promoting Lemmy/Fediverse has very much to do with learning how to moderate an instance / community.
Repeated bad behaviors should have users banned at some point. And this is way different from censorship (which exclude topics, not bad behaviors). For example you can’t invite nice interesting (leftist) people on an instance where users are terrifying others with awful stalinist claims and insults. It won’t be better than Reddit to them. Blocking the awful people for yourself is even worse because you don’t see the shit anymore, but new people will be confronted to it anyway as soon as they arrive. And this can really disgust them from the fediverse.
Exactly what I’m looking for then :) Thank you very much for the detailed answer. I will do my homework and explore there, I am really considering creating an account on Beehaw now.
Can I ask you a few more questions, regarding signing up and approval for non english speaking people (French I’d like to invite) ?
Well that’s phrased badly I guess. I like that Beehaw is a safe space for minorities, this is something I’m looking for, and I was wondering if straight anti-capitalist/anarchist content would be welcome there ?
I am quite uneducated about this instance though (lack of time), so it’s very much assumptions from me.
I’m thinking of inviting french speaking leftists from reddit to lemmy, maybe creating a community, but the tankies here who praise China’s CPC, tell Gulag was good (and sex workers would go there), say Ukraine is nazi etc. are keeping me from doing it.
I’m considering beehaw, but maybe it’s too neutral, I don’t know. I’m still wondering what to do next. The only other french instance is blocked here, I don’t know why (lemider.me)
Thanks for the effort.
“Blackshirts and Reds” by Michael Parenti is the kind of readings I was looking for to go deeper on the subject of “Siege Socialism”. And it’s available here : https://archive.org/details/michael-parenti-blackshirts-and-reds/page/n7/mode/2up
Probably because calling Xi Jinping a tyrant is entirely un-Marxist. For all its flaws, the CPC’s leadership over the State does not operate that way.
Well then Tyrant is probably not the most accurate word to describe this authoritarian regime. If it’s not Xi himself, it’s the whole CPC that is a nightmare for the workers and ethnic minorities.
Please don’t call CPC socialism, or “marxism” on here. We’re not ancap, we care for the workers (and the Uyghurs too).
@NormieGirl is kind of our archivist, for those like me who don’t dare to go on the other instance :D
I think the post is self-deprecating and for entertainment purpose, but you have interesting takes nevertheless.
To me reading too much theory can also be counter-productive, so it’s like you said, Theory without praxis is useless. And I like to read books, booklets, or articles, that tell of real experiences, which can then become part of our theory and help us see how we can organize ourselves, and how we might fail.
the stuff lemmygrad users say about us.
Yeah, “anarchists are traitors, they slow down the revolution, they are bandits”… it’s the same uninformed bullshit here. Of course you can’t have your authoritarian regime where anarchists strive. Because this is not what a revolution is supposed to turn into…
As is almost every counter-cultural look or item in western countries now (I live in europe). What’s interesting with Shamate is the context, and how people and hierarchy reacted to it.
Do you live in China or have strong bonds with people there ? Can you tell us more how weird looks are now common or marketable there? I’m genuinely interested.
I do get your point, and agree for the most part, but the question here is being part of a minority and being constantly attacked.
So before being able to establish a fruitful discussion it is necessary to acknowledge the existence of an asymmetry. Otherwise even rightful points would feel biased to the ones being unwelcomed. It’s an important part of human psychology too (as well of social justice).
By the way it would be cool to have a starter sticky post in this sub, about anarchy 101 and food for thoughts on some major topics. Some of the materials you provided in other posts would fit that very well. We could also write short extracts for non-textual content, to make it easier to grasp. I would love to help do that if others find it useful.
If you read interviews of people from operation solidarity they talk about anarchists fighting there. And if you dig in GNIP you see photos and claims of small anar fighters units. I can’t give you more than that, trust it or not (but even people on lemmygrad are making fun of anarchists fighters in Ukraine seen on photos, so that must be true lol)
I’m not there and I don’t know these people, so I’m not a primary source of information. I rely on websites of anarchist collectives contacting comrades in ukraine :
No offense but I think you have a bias, it seems common from people here who badmouth Ukraine all the time. Like, every time someone criticizes Putin, you read that as a praise for USA and war.
Ukrainians have a right to defend themselves as any invaded people has, and there are anarchists fighting on the field too. It’s not a problem to me although I hate war. Not everyone who tries to survive is a sock puppet of the USA.
I’m rather new here but it’s also really annoying to read people posing as “communists” who just sound like cultists for China gov (or against Ukraine because USA bad). I mean you know there are actually communists that don’t fall for the CCP and USSR crap ? It’s really killing the conversation, there are so much interesting things to discuss about the legitimacy of political power and the pros and cons of state-sized infrastructures.
Also anarcho-communism does exist, so maybe “anarchism” is wider than the naive cliche some people use to attack us.
Sorry to hear that your coworkers are making your life a hell.
I hope you’ll find people you can rely on eventually to make it easier at the workplace, if not a better place with better people.
Better to get along with someone.
Yeah, being on your own is the worst when you feel (are) attacked.
a staff Christmas party. I’d rather be shot then go lol.
…and then being on your own becomes a shelter lol
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I agree that the accountability of western democracies is an illusion.
But you’re not answering the question at all regarding China, Cuba and Vietnam. Basically you are just saying : They’re accountable because they are.
Show us what actual political mechanism exist for the people to reclaim from the state when it’s not working as intended there.
Really the problem is you don’t want to acknowledge the difference between diverging political views and agressiveness/insults/fanaticism.
You never say anything when people of your “political opinion” insult others, or call for brigading. So you let the harrasment and sealioning go on and seem happy with that. Maybe do something about it before complaining that other people complain here ?