If the reading/audiobooks snobbery were reversed it would hit me, because I can read print just fine but have great trouble concentrating on long form spoken word unless it's *exceptionally* well done. Which doesn't really matter, except that it helps me to see just how ridiculous that piece of gatekeeping is.
BTW I just put out a new zine... it's an antifascist cookbook. Yes, literal recipes from antifa around the country.
Soup For Our Families: An Antifascist Cookbook
Read & download: https://kitoconnell.com/soup-zine/
"I found the heaviest distortion pedal and used it on harp"
autism, nazi mention, ableism
Periodical reminder to not use the term Aspergers when referring to autistic people. Yes, including yourself, this is not one you can reclaim. It was coined by a *Nazi* who used it to describe autistic children he thought were the most intelligent and would be the most '''productive''' to society. It's not even considered a valid diagnosis today yet it is still being used to create a hierarchy amongst autistic people where those with skills that help them succeed in capitalism see themselves as superior to the rest of us. Throw the whole term away, it's trash, it's not even based on science, it does way more harm than good.
In the process of reducing my reliance on fb/google/etc.
Quite apart from the risk of losing access to one of these accounts, I just hate this 'centralised internet' we have now. Bring back the chaotic mess of new websites and services.
The "old internet" ran on the currency of what's new and exciting.
I don't mind new approaches to things, but get-rich-quick-crypto grifting and facebook's meta are a fucking future I want none of.
Dune book vs. movie, Liet Kynes
To me the most interesting change between the Dune novel and the 2021 movie adaptation is the change in Liet Kynes from an ecologist with a mostly materialist view of the processes on Arrakis to a devout Fremen who, though no less an ecologist, understands the desert and her place in it--including her death--in spiritual terms as well as the scientific. It's a pretty profound change, especially given authorial intent where Kynes was meant to represent a Western mechanical view of the system. https://hdernity.medium.com/dunes-not-a-white-savior-narrative-but-it-s-complicated-53fbbec1b1dc
One also wonders how much of a role the change of Liet Kynes from a Western, white/assimilated man to a Black woman played in this shift. Kynes of the book had "gone native" enough to be accepted by the Fremen but had not internalized their spirituality, while the Kynes in the movie is religious in the way the Fremen are.
When monuments to defying fascism become clickbait.
(via Tom Scott) #tw
Indigenous Australian identity (link to article)
Aboriginal communities and nations to decide who is and who is not a member of their sovereign country.
"...But I also want to say that the history Aboriginal identity, as a result of attempted dispossessing, colonial violence and child theft is complex, occasionally ambiguous and (legally, at least) sometimes uncertain.
Rather than be subject to a media circus, with populist megaphones acting as self-anointed ringleaders, authority over these matters must be given to specific Aboriginal communities and nations to decide who is and who is not a member of their sovereign country. The rest of us should perhaps keep our commentary to ourselves rather than spray it across social media in an undignified and decidedly non-Aboriginal way."
dark of hair, first of their name
currently alive, somewhere in Narrm
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