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Marshall Islanders, nuclear testing 

Y’all, I am reading a book about the US gov and Marshall Islanders and I want to throw up at every page. Horror. Shame. Anger. Repeat.

It’s Domination and Resistance by Martha Smith-Norris.

We're talking wolves while I draw wolves! Join @Epidiah and I right now to talk Wolfspell! youtube.com/watch?v=CPNBhzNZRo

look i just wanna live in the fuckin woods with some cool people and a strong internet connection and spin yarn and knit and maybe take care of some fuckin ducks or something and not have to have a brain is that so much to fuckin ask for

ecoMADernist manifesto rant 

don't listen to these hucksters, these neoliberal scam artists, who want you to believe we can have all of our goody good treats and eat em too.

you CAN'T spend your way out of this debt crisis. you can't.

the answer is easier than anything you could have imagined.

don't "decouple" humanity from the environment, YOU CAN'T.

how about we decouple humanity from overproduction, overconsumption, overGROWTH

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all this great anticapitalist green shitposting coming from sunbeam city rn

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(Oh AND did you know Amish and some Mennonites choose their bishops and sometimes their pastors BY LOTS? They stick a paper in a hymnal and the man—alas always a man in those subgroups—who gets it gets the role. THIS IS NOT COVETED. It’s done to prevent power-hungry from getting it and force others to apply.

Which is how one of my English professors was also my bishop. He took it very seriously though it hadn’t been his life plan.)

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Oh but another feel-when I encountered the concept of mutual aid via socialists and such I was so delighted because I felt less alone! Like —it’s not just us? It has viability in broader communities? Because I don’t expect everyone to join me. But I dream/scheme of mutual aid teamups!

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The Amish agree as a community on the rule (Ordnung) they’ll follow and amend them at points. Similarly they won’t generally follow laws which conflict with the Ordnung. This has primarily been draft-related, again.

There are power issues and imbalances and lord knows the gender stuff could use some work there, but y’all know Anabaptists have done mutual aid since forever right?

Anyway. Some feels.

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Someday I wanna toot a thread about Anabaptists/anarchism. The tl;dr is there’s been compromise since, but the original Anabaptists were comrades of revolting peasants who went another route.

Not baptizing babies == not enrolling in the state registers.

Refusing drafts and being killed instead.

Forming separate communities and breaking all kinds of laws...one thinks first of religious-based but also anything against their life ethos.

Someday I wanna toot a thread about Anabaptists/anarchism. The tl;dr is there’s been compromise since, but the original Anabaptists were comrades of revolting peasants who went another route.

Not baptizing babies == not enrolling in the state registers.

Refusing drafts and being killed instead.

Forming separate communities and breaking all kinds of laws...one thinks first of religious-based but also anything against their life ethos.

somebody write about Instance-longing.

but somebody else give me good username ideas

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I'm super thinking about sunbeam.city -- maybe migrating this account? which would kind of suck but also I think just like be worth it???

BUT ... what would be a good sunbeam.city username for me?

needlesmith?
patches?
ruth?
threadpunk?
???
??????

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cryptids.online would be my silliest self and sunbeam.city my most earnest self!

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all this great anticapitalist green shitposting coming from sunbeam city rn

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so like I have enough masto accounts but part of me wants to join sunbeam.city and cryptids.online because !!!!

Capitalism must fall not from a bullet to the head, but from entangling vines.

To be cushioned by the vines.

To be buried by the vines.

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