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He/him. Chinese born, Canadian citizen. University student studying environmental science, hobbyist programmer. Marxist-Leninist.

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Looks like the CEO of a used car dealership.


Hint, they’re not joking, at least not completely.


Me when I jokingly say go to an American private prison.



Assuming they went there from Japan where Sega is based, they might have just run across the strait to the Chinese coast. Isn’t it canon that Sonic can both run on water and run extreme distances nonstop?


Still waiting for Dielectric Materialism


That’s not even green! If you shut down nuclear and go back to fossil fuels, that’s worse!

Like, there’s some pretty spicy debates in environmental science on whether nuclear is better or worse than renewables (there are many arguments that it’s better, for example, solar panels and batteries require a ton of harmful reagents to manufacture, way more than the volume of nuclear waste being produced) and whether we should be building new reactors or investing in all renewables, or whether existing ones should be shut down once renewables have replaced everything else, but everyone agrees that it’s way better than fossil fuels and between nuclear and gas, nuclear is better.






It’s more new users I’m worried about. Someone on a communist community goes “hey anyone knows what Lemmygrad is?” without specifying the domain, people could well assume it’s lemmygrad.com, go there, and report back “just checked it out, don’t bother with it, it’s a MAGA site”.




This could actually be really harmful to Lemmygrad. .com hijacking is a very real thing, because when people hear the name of a website they automatically assume it’s a .com domain. Like, name-they-heard.com is just what they’ll instinctively type into the browser. Tons of websites have been seriously affected by domain flippers buying the .com of their site name and redirect it to porn or shock sites, and basically try to get the website to pay ludicrous amounts of money to buy the .com off them so half their clients aren’t getting porn shoved in their faces.

With this, it might be even more insidious because people who don’t know anything about lemmygrad could see their site, and genuinely assume it’s the real Lemmygrad.


Even more disgusting are when they buy clothes for their male INFANTS about how much THE INFANTS want girls/sex or is sexy.

Like, you do realize that squarely counts as sexualization of your newborn children, right?


Pretty classic jumping the shark.


Like most anti-femminists, they almost certainly think the words means “female supremacist”, not “please treat female humans like humans”


Yeah. Fish don’t normally make sound and don’t chomp down on carrots. It was drowning (but in reverse) and they just stuck a carrot in its mouth, and it bit down reflexively as opposed to wanting to eat it (it can’t even swallow outside of water because fish use water flow to do that). I found it sad, not cute, and people who think this vid is cute pisses me off.

Bonus rant because I love fish and they’re treated like objects by ignorant owners way too often: people are notorious for sticking fish in tanks that are too small, because if the tank was actually big enough for the number of fish in it, it would look too barren and not Instagram worthy. Glass tanks aren’t even that good a way to keep many species of fish fish because they tend to not like being too exposed and things being able to see them (not all are bothered by it, but many species are). More opaque containers or ponds are better (or just don’t have pet fish if you aren’t sure you can raise them in a healthy and enriching way, as with any pet). That’s another thing, give your fish some damn hiding spots! Large thickets of aquatic plants are best since they’re natural, but you can also use tunnels, upturned pots, those little plastic castles or pirate ships, anything is better than nothing! I know why you don’t, because, again, fish that hide aren’t good for pictures, but that’s their natural behaviour damnit! If you want an animal that constantly comes out to see you, get a dog. Finally, there are exactly zero species of fish that don’t need an active recirculation pump and filter. No, not even goldfish or betta fish. Get a damn filter and don’t forget to clean it/change the media regularly. Finally finally, don’t get your irresponsible toddler a fish unless you’re also okay with being an irresponsible fish hatchling’s pet.



BTW, the puffer in that video was dying. It’s absolutely not cute.


Why is Mount Everest in Nepal? Because it was too heavy for the Europeans to steal.

BTW, its real name is Qomolangma or Sagarmatha.


It’s like Netflix. If you try to watch a show online and you’re not located in China, they just won’t let you.


"The whole world could be held hostage if they decide to use them" what, and the US's nukes aren't holding the world hostage?

It's easier for Chinese people to watch "banned" US media than it is for Americans to watch Chinese media from within freedom land.
First of all, consider that most major media content from official sources like TV shows and movies are geolocked to approved countries. This has way more to do with copyright and licensing than censorship, but it's what it is. Second, consider the fact that *every* VPN around the world advertise that "if you're in China, you can use us to get past censorship" in their marketing. Now, how many VPNs that Westerns use have an actual endpoint inside Mainland China? Totally legal to do btw, but how many prividers actually do it? Which, fun fact, the simple act of jumping the great firewall isn't illegal. It's only illegal of you commit a crime while bypassing the firewall, like if you were posting on a Western porn site or something, in which case it could be used to increase sentencing in court. Technically you can only use VPNs by Chinese companies (many of which still let you jump the firewall BTW), but as far as I know they don't enforce it that much considering how prevalent Western VPNs are over there, and the fact they if they really cared they would have blocked all the major foreign VPN endpoints. Watching even explicitly state censored stuff isn't illegal, it's only illegal if you make, advertise, duplicate, or distribute it. Actually, additional fun fact, access and possession of porn is *generally* legal in China, they only criminalize, again, making, distributing, duplicating, or advertising it, that's just their general philosophy when it comes to banned media. Third, consider piracy. How often do you see Chinese media on western torrent sites or illegal streaming sites? I dunno about you, but pretty much never for me. Meanwhile, plenty of Chinese illegal streaming sites have all the Western shows you could want, and Chinese people torrent stuff all the time. Piracy is technically illegal in China, especially since torrenting counts as distribution, but I've personally never heard it enforced for regular Western movies and TV shows, only for porn and stuff like that. And there are tons of Chinese streaming sites, hosted in China, which you'd think would be pretty easy for them to shut down if they actually cared about it. All in all, Chinese people aren't starving for Western "freedom" media. The West is starving for Chinese media.



Mirror: > Many Americans think that Hawai'ians lived in huts prior to colonization. The US actually de-industrialized Hawai'i. Before 1898, Hawai'i already had electricity, mass transit, railroads. Iolani palace had electric lights before the White House. > Hawaii also had a higher literacy rate than the US, and Europe before colonization, the banning of our culture and language, erasure of our history, and ghettoization. Hawai'ians were also often bi- or trilingual, and world-renowned diplomats. > > https://cechambers.com/hawaii-highest-literacy-rate-in-the-world/ > Kalakaua, one of our leaders, had invented a sub-aquatic vehicle when Jules Verne was still dreaming up 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. Hawai'i was a living Wakanda - an indigenous future: more technologically, economically, and socio-politically advanced than any Western Nation. > The sovereign country of Hawaii had Black citizens before the US Civil War. In fact, US slaves that stepped onto Hawaiian soil were considered free. Chinese were full citizens in Hawaii as US chained them up to build railroads & West Coast, w/terrible racism, lynching of Asians. > An example of actual equality, democracy, existing socialism without racial hatred, greater technological advancement in a POC nation - it put the US, the West, and Europe to shame, blew their 'White Man's Burden' out of the water -- which was why they illegally crushed Hawaii. > Hawaii's coup - backed by US gunboat diplomacy - to smash a Non-White country's building of an actual anti-racist, socialist, thriving country was the blueprint that would later be used on countless Asian, Pacific Islander, Latin American, African, countries across the world. > To push the country back into poverty, dis-educate its people, 'obliterate the history', de-develop its infrastructure, and plunder resources and cheap labor. > > (Homeless tent city is where I worked as social worker/STEM teacher for impoverished Hawaiians / AAPI at-risk youth) > But the US & Western imperialism's days are numbered. Hawaiians are learning our olelo (language) & history - despite US attempts to stop it - & we are building the prosperous, advanced, yet culturally Hawaiian world in solidarity w/ the rest of the rising Global South & allies. > Also, do follow > >@adamkeawe > >@jamaicaosorio > >@ihikapalaumaewa > >@kue_kawena > >for more on Hawaii #kanakatwitter > >@Veselekov is another PI indigenous dev > >Asian part of #AAPI : > >@LunaOi_VN - Vietnamese comrades > >@SpiritofHo > >@qiaocollective - left Chinese media > >@catcontentonly > > (Note these are Twitter usernames/hashtags since the original thread is on Twitter) > Help me do more indigenous education and make anti-capitalist anti-imperialist games at the Silver Spook hui (cooperative/commune) where we're trying to house and feed as is our kuleana (responsibility): > > patreon.com/neofeud > > streamlabs.com/silverspook (direct support)

Mirror in case they remove his account (go boost the original post though): > The US banned Hawaiian language, poisons our water, devastated our universal healthcare, overthrew our country, & illegally occupies Hawaii to this day. My mother's hands were broken for speaking Hawaiian in school. 100,000+ have been sickened by the US military's jet fuel. > >![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/77e52e27-8648-4f8f-8cca-16fc3d56392d.png) > >![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/a241c08f-79dd-453b-8612-a2096ffa7cce.png) > A year later, the US military still hasn't cleaned the jet fuel in our aquifer or shut down it's tanks, and all of Oahu's water supply could soon become unusable due to petroleum & salt contamination. > >![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/fd1c3500-fd49-4efc-a8bf-7e986db1031e.png) > >![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/5f7c9ca8-f9bc-499d-8880-0068d18c5ebd.png) > >![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/6ecdb3d0-1909-4e9d-82c4-4b4f1c040771.png) > >![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/9a49891c-b943-4cda-b841-cd2a1b5bba56.png) > Native Hawaiians / PI have the HIGHEST rate of incarceration in the US, and the lowest healthy life expectancy. Settler colonialism is ongoing. Still clearing the land of us for your resorts, and forced-laboring us to make your maitai umbrellas for 25 cents/hour in prison. > >![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/6facdf62-fdc0-4645-b47d-49241dba5f38.png) > >![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/429b6985-697a-4b03-9e91-11757d13ea68.png) > Hawaii also leads the US in the school-to-prison pipeline - #1 in rounding up children, especially Native Hawaiians. Part of the continued US attempt to destroy us indigenous people and lifeways. > >![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/eff89199-45ef-4e2c-b390-c46678009b6c.png) > Since US invaded our sovereign country, Hawaii also tops the US in police killings, disproportionately Pacific Islander. You're 6 times more likely to be killed by police if you're non-white in Hawaii. > >![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/54a3a4d5-51d8-40e0-be11-369828843c04.png) > Our Native Hawaiian children are also targeted by the US for child removal to prevent parents from passing Hawaiian language, history, and lifeways down to the next generation. CPS is a tool for cultural genocide. > >![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/bc18f327-4762-44f4-b140-6f4680311a76.png) > >![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/361dd441-ce2b-4812-8f98-db4f0137f3dd.png) > Hawaii is also by far #1 most economically unequal 'state' in the US. I worked with homeless/at-risk kids in that tent city in Honolulu, full time, while family & I lived in a Mazda Tribute, or my parents closet, eating spoons of peanut butter for dinner, due to cost of living. > >![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/43116f71-3db3-4683-b3ac-427eb7f398a7.png) > >![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/3c961020-1446-4685-96c7-084b5dd1f79e.png) > If you appreciate the education, consider supporting what we do at the Silver Spook Cooperative so we don't become homeless Hawaiians in our own land AGAIN, by becoming a Patreon patron! Mahalo! https://ko-fi.com/silverspook > More on Hawaii that had the world's highest literacy rate, world's first Universal Healthcare, invented submarines before Jules Verne published 20,000 leagues, before the US invaded, banned our language and culture, ghettoized us, and buried the history. https://nitter.net/SilverSpookGuy/status/1572318242332606466?s=20&t=RW_jJ6pY2-JIulbzdBNc9w


# Text Mirror: >What does decolonization of Hawaii, and the US look like? From one Native Hawaiian's perspective (me) > >The US military is destroying our islands along with the 12 million tourists under foreign billionaire-owned tourism. Too many Americans are buying up our lands forcing us out by jacking home prices to $1.5 million etc. > >But the solution in places like Hawaii, North America is not as simple as everyone who is white or non-indigenous simply leaving. > >If the people in Hawaii & North America could repair the inequities with the indigenous people there, respect treaties, allow indigenous and ethnic minorities to exist as equal yet different - the way Vietnam, China have 50+ ethnic minorities who co-exist, allow them to speak languages, don't mass-arrest imjpoverish, etc - then everyone would not need to leave. > >If the colonizer-mindset people in Hawaii leave and go to N America, that pushes the problem to Native Americans. If they go to Europe, at least you don't have re-settler colonialism. > >When the French colonizers were defeated and kicked out of Vietnam, they were < 5% of the population, had clearly delineated 'us and them' lines, and so decolonization was more straightforward. Most French chose to leave Vietnam, because they were there to extract resources and labor from their 'coolies' and when they couldn't anymore, they went back to Europe. > >At the same time, all people of French/white heritage were not *required* to leave Vietnam after the dismantling of colonial yt supremacist rule. > >As an example, my Vietnamese friend Luna Oi has a white American husband in Vietnam, and he is not required to 'go back to America' because he's white. He simply has to follow the rules of Vietnam, its socialist anti-imperialist country, and co-exist peacefully, and it is fine. Vietnam is 98% indigenous. > >Bolivia is ~60% identifying as indigenous, with a unique history, but they have had great successes with their indigenous-led socialist plurinational - meaning many language, many peoples, coexisting within one state - in the Western sense. > >They do not require the 40% white/non-indigenous identifying people to leave Bolivia and go back to Spain, Europe, US, etc. but over time, they will need to learn to co-exist in actual equality with the indigenous. > >The US is 98% identifying non-indigenous, with ~20-30% non-white identifying. > >The US is the worlds' largest European settler colony by far with 330 million people, and the worlds' capitalist superpower that dwarfs and puppeteers its parent Europe itself. > >The process of undoing colonization, and healing the broken people and ways (including indigenous and non-white people who have had our ways and languages severely harmed by colonization) will not look identifical to either Bolivia or Vietnam, and will be unprecedented in human history - but we can learn from each of these struggles. > >Education, listening to the marginalized, indigenous etc. and implementing that education in concrete ways is certainly an important part of the process. Which is why the US is banning CRT, anything that makes white people 'uncomfortable' from schools. Because it would indeed be the undoing of the US over time. > >Long story short - it will be a long story and there is no easy shortcut out of it, lol. > >If you appreciated this thread, consider helping this Native Hawaiian and family keep doing this educational / decolonizational work with ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/silverspook Or consider becoming a Patreon patron! https://www.patreon.com/neofeud




I have covid.
Tested positive on one of those lateral flow tests. Somehow got the test line DARKER than the control line. How the hell does that even happen? Does that mean I have super covid or something? No one else cares, not the government or my university. See comments: https://teddit.net/r/UBC/comments/xfewx3/is_ubc_doing_any_covid_monitoring_or_support/ Got three Pfizers as soon as i was eligible, for all the good that did. I'm now a data point on that ongoing scandal that Pfizer boosters don't do shit. This is day two of symptoms (started yesterday night) and HOLY SHIT! I am literally disoriented and dizzy and my head hurts like I slammed it into a wall. Actually, the best way to describe it is I feel really, really drunk/hungover right now, like it's actually affecting my ability to think and type this post. I'm honestly shocked by how fast it escalated, it started with a sore throat last night, and last afternoon I felt completely fine. I've had the flu before, this is so much worse. Fuck everything about this. I live with my somewhat elderly parents and *very* elderly grandparents and I'm genuinely worried for their safety. Not to mention the slew of people I infected before symptoms got bad enough that I decided to test. I thought I just had a cold/flu at first because I wasn't coughing, but yeah, no. I started getting the sore throat while i was out doing stuff last night. I took transit also doing stuff today because I didn't think I had covid since I wasn't coughing and didn't have trouble breathing, still not really coughing or trouble breathing actually. Fuck. FuckFuckFuckFuck. I hope I don't end up killing someone.

Question for any communists in Austria: Fill us in, what's the state of communist parties/communist movements over there?
I've always been really interested in Austria, think it's a pretty fascinating country, as one of the only Western Global North countries that had some form of stint under socialist control (unfortunately, the Nazis snuffed that out pretty quick just before WWII started, and the Western allies took Austria afterward so socialism wasn't even on the table post war). Karl Marx Hof is one of my favourite buildings. I saw a lot of discussion of this way back on Reddit /r/communism, where they were claiming all of the communist parties in Austria aren't/are no longer communist/ML, and that there's basically no real communist movement in Austria. A lot of hate for KPÖ and PDA. But, seeing how all the discussions are in English and not German, by mostly non-Austrians, I imagine it suffers from the same information barrier problem that happens every time the English speaking internet tries to talk about what's going on in a non-English speaking country, and clearly /r/communism has a lot of issues with the judgements of the majority userbase, as pointed out here and that got blown wide open with the Russia-Ukraine war. Since reading those discussions, I've always wanted to know more about communism in modern Austria but never got the chance to. So, any communists actually in Austria, what's the actual state of communist parties and general communist movements over there, from your perspective?

# Text Mirror: >What does decolonization of Hawaii, and the US look like? From one Native Hawaiian's perspective (me) > >The US military is destroying our islands along with the 12 million tourists under foreign billionaire-owned tourism. Too many Americans are buying up our lands forcing us out by jacking home prices to $1.5 million etc. > >But the solution in places like Hawaii, North America is not as simple as everyone who is white or non-indigenous simply leaving. > >If the people in Hawaii & North America could repair the inequities with the indigenous people there, respect treaties, allow indigenous and ethnic minorities to exist as equal yet different - the way Vietnam, China have 50+ ethnic minorities who co-exist, allow them to speak languages, don't mass-arrest imjpoverish, etc - then everyone would not need to leave. > >If the colonizer-mindset people in Hawaii leave and go to N America, that pushes the problem to Native Americans. If they go to Europe, at least you don't have re-settler colonialism. > >When the French colonizers were defeated and kicked out of Vietnam, they were < 5% of the population, had clearly delineated 'us and them' lines, and so decolonization was more straightforward. Most French chose to leave Vietnam, because they were there to extract resources and labor from their 'coolies' and when they couldn't anymore, they went back to Europe. > >At the same time, all people of French/white heritage were not *required* to leave Vietnam after the dismantling of colonial yt supremacist rule. > >As an example, my Vietnamese friend Luna Oi has a white American husband in Vietnam, and he is not required to 'go back to America' because he's white. He simply has to follow the rules of Vietnam, its socialist anti-imperialist country, and co-exist peacefully, and it is fine. Vietnam is 98% indigenous. > >Bolivia is ~60% identifying as indigenous, with a unique history, but they have had great successes with their indigenous-led socialist plurinational - meaning many language, many peoples, coexisting within one state - in the Western sense. > >They do not require the 40% white/non-indigenous identifying people to leave Bolivia and go back to Spain, Europe, US, etc. but over time, they will need to learn to co-exist in actual equality with the indigenous. > >The US is 98% identifying non-indigenous, with ~20-30% non-white identifying. > >The US is the worlds' largest European settler colony by far with 330 million people, and the worlds' capitalist superpower that dwarfs and puppeteers its parent Europe itself. > >The process of undoing colonization, and healing the broken people and ways (including indigenous and non-white people who have had our ways and languages severely harmed by colonization) will not look identifical to either Bolivia or Vietnam, and will be unprecedented in human history - but we can learn from each of these struggles. > >Education, listening to the marginalized, indigenous etc. and implementing that education in concrete ways is certainly an important part of the process. Which is why the US is banning CRT, anything that makes white people 'uncomfortable' from schools. Because it would indeed be the undoing of the US over time. > >Long story short - it will be a long story and there is no easy shortcut out of it, lol. > >If you appreciated this thread, consider helping this Native Hawaiian and family keep doing this educational / decolonizational work with ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/silverspook Or consider becoming a Patreon patron! https://www.patreon.com/neofeud

# Text Mirror: >What does decolonization of Hawaii, and the US look like? From one Native Hawaiian's perspective (me) > >The US military is destroying our islands along with the 12 million tourists under foreign billionaire-owned tourism. Too many Americans are buying up our lands forcing us out by jacking home prices to $1.5 million etc. > >But the solution in places like Hawaii, North America is not as simple as everyone who is white or non-indigenous simply leaving. > >If the people in Hawaii & North America could repair the inequities with the indigenous people there, respect treaties, allow indigenous and ethnic minorities to exist as equal yet different - the way Vietnam, China have 50+ ethnic minorities who co-exist, allow them to speak languages, don't mass-arrest imjpoverish, etc - then everyone would not need to leave. > >If the colonizer-mindset people in Hawaii leave and go to N America, that pushes the problem to Native Americans. If they go to Europe, at least you don't have re-settler colonialism. > >When the French colonizers were defeated and kicked out of Vietnam, they were < 5% of the population, had clearly delineated 'us and them' lines, and so decolonization was more straightforward. Most French chose to leave Vietnam, because they were there to extract resources and labor from their 'coolies' and when they couldn't anymore, they went back to Europe. > >At the same time, all people of French/white heritage were not *required* to leave Vietnam after the dismantling of colonial yt supremacist rule. > >As an example, my Vietnamese friend Luna Oi has a white American husband in Vietnam, and he is not required to 'go back to America' because he's white. He simply has to follow the rules of Vietnam, its socialist anti-imperialist country, and co-exist peacefully, and it is fine. Vietnam is 98% indigenous. > >Bolivia is ~60% identifying as indigenous, with a unique history, but they have had great successes with their indigenous-led socialist plurinational - meaning many language, many peoples, coexisting within one state - in the Western sense. > >They do not require the 40% white/non-indigenous identifying people to leave Bolivia and go back to Spain, Europe, US, etc. but over time, they will need to learn to co-exist in actual equality with the indigenous. > >The US is 98% identifying non-indigenous, with ~20-30% non-white identifying. > >The US is the worlds' largest European settler colony by far with 330 million people, and the worlds' capitalist superpower that dwarfs and puppeteers its parent Europe itself. > >The process of undoing colonization, and healing the broken people and ways (including indigenous and non-white people who have had our ways and languages severely harmed by colonization) will not look identifical to either Bolivia or Vietnam, and will be unprecedented in human history - but we can learn from each of these struggles. > >Education, listening to the marginalized, indigenous etc. and implementing that education in concrete ways is certainly an important part of the process. Which is why the US is banning CRT, anything that makes white people 'uncomfortable' from schools. Because it would indeed be the undoing of the US over time. > >Long story short - it will be a long story and there is no easy shortcut out of it, lol. > >If you appreciated this thread, consider helping this Native Hawaiian and family keep doing this educational / decolonizational work with ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/silverspook Or consider becoming a Patreon patron! https://www.patreon.com/neofeud

# Text Mirror: >What does decolonization of Hawaii, and the US look like? From one Native Hawaiian's perspective (me) > >The US military is destroying our islands along with the 12 million tourists under foreign billionaire-owned tourism. Too many Americans are buying up our lands forcing us out by jacking home prices to $1.5 million etc. > >But the solution in places like Hawaii, North America is not as simple as everyone who is white or non-indigenous simply leaving. > >If the people in Hawaii & North America could repair the inequities with the indigenous people there, respect treaties, allow indigenous and ethnic minorities to exist as equal yet different - the way Vietnam, China have 50+ ethnic minorities who co-exist, allow them to speak languages, don't mass-arrest imjpoverish, etc - then everyone would not need to leave. > >If the colonizer-mindset people in Hawaii leave and go to N America, that pushes the problem to Native Americans. If they go to Europe, at least you don't have re-settler colonialism. > >When the French colonizers were defeated and kicked out of Vietnam, they were < 5% of the population, had clearly delineated 'us and them' lines, and so decolonization was more straightforward. Most French chose to leave Vietnam, because they were there to extract resources and labor from their 'coolies' and when they couldn't anymore, they went back to Europe. > >At the same time, all people of French/white heritage were not *required* to leave Vietnam after the dismantling of colonial yt supremacist rule. > >As an example, my Vietnamese friend Luna Oi has a white American husband in Vietnam, and he is not required to 'go back to America' because he's white. He simply has to follow the rules of Vietnam, its socialist anti-imperialist country, and co-exist peacefully, and it is fine. Vietnam is 98% indigenous. > >Bolivia is ~60% identifying as indigenous, with a unique history, but they have had great successes with their indigenous-led socialist plurinational - meaning many language, many peoples, coexisting within one state - in the Western sense. > >They do not require the 40% white/non-indigenous identifying people to leave Bolivia and go back to Spain, Europe, US, etc. but over time, they will need to learn to co-exist in actual equality with the indigenous. > >The US is 98% identifying non-indigenous, with ~20-30% non-white identifying. > >The US is the worlds' largest European settler colony by far with 330 million people, and the worlds' capitalist superpower that dwarfs and puppeteers its parent Europe itself. > >The process of undoing colonization, and healing the broken people and ways (including indigenous and non-white people who have had our ways and languages severely harmed by colonization) will not look identifical to either Bolivia or Vietnam, and will be unprecedented in human history - but we can learn from each of these struggles. > >Education, listening to the marginalized, indigenous etc. and implementing that education in concrete ways is certainly an important part of the process. Which is why the US is banning CRT, anything that makes white people 'uncomfortable' from schools. Because it would indeed be the undoing of the US over time. > >Long story short - it will be a long story and there is no easy shortcut out of it, lol. > >If you appreciated this thread, consider helping this Native Hawaiian and family keep doing this educational / decolonizational work with ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/silverspook Or consider becoming a Patreon patron! https://www.patreon.com/neofeud

# Text Mirror: >What does decolonization of Hawaii, and the US look like? From one Native Hawaiian's perspective (me) > >The US military is destroying our islands along with the 12 million tourists under foreign billionaire-owned tourism. Too many Americans are buying up our lands forcing us out by jacking home prices to $1.5 million etc. > >But the solution in places like Hawaii, North America is not as simple as everyone who is white or non-indigenous simply leaving. > >If the people in Hawaii & North America could repair the inequities with the indigenous people there, respect treaties, allow indigenous and ethnic minorities to exist as equal yet different - the way Vietnam, China have 50+ ethnic minorities who co-exist, allow them to speak languages, don't mass-arrest imjpoverish, etc - then everyone would not need to leave. > >If the colonizer-mindset people in Hawaii leave and go to N America, that pushes the problem to Native Americans. If they go to Europe, at least you don't have re-settler colonialism. > >When the French colonizers were defeated and kicked out of Vietnam, they were < 5% of the population, had clearly delineated 'us and them' lines, and so decolonization was more straightforward. Most French chose to leave Vietnam, because they were there to extract resources and labor from their 'coolies' and when they couldn't anymore, they went back to Europe. > >At the same time, all people of French/white heritage were not *required* to leave Vietnam after the dismantling of colonial yt supremacist rule. > >As an example, my Vietnamese friend Luna Oi has a white American husband in Vietnam, and he is not required to 'go back to America' because he's white. He simply has to follow the rules of Vietnam, its socialist anti-imperialist country, and co-exist peacefully, and it is fine. Vietnam is 98% indigenous. > >Bolivia is ~60% identifying as indigenous, with a unique history, but they have had great successes with their indigenous-led socialist plurinational - meaning many language, many peoples, coexisting within one state - in the Western sense. > >They do not require the 40% white/non-indigenous identifying people to leave Bolivia and go back to Spain, Europe, US, etc. but over time, they will need to learn to co-exist in actual equality with the indigenous. > >The US is 98% identifying non-indigenous, with ~20-30% non-white identifying. > >The US is the worlds' largest European settler colony by far with 330 million people, and the worlds' capitalist superpower that dwarfs and puppeteers its parent Europe itself. > >The process of undoing colonization, and healing the broken people and ways (including indigenous and non-white people who have had our ways and languages severely harmed by colonization) will not look identifical to either Bolivia or Vietnam, and will be unprecedented in human history - but we can learn from each of these struggles. > >Education, listening to the marginalized, indigenous etc. and implementing that education in concrete ways is certainly an important part of the process. Which is why the US is banning CRT, anything that makes white people 'uncomfortable' from schools. Because it would indeed be the undoing of the US over time. > >Long story short - it will be a long story and there is no easy shortcut out of it, lol. > >If you appreciated this thread, consider helping this Native Hawaiian and family keep doing this educational / decolonizational work with ko-fi https://ko-fi.com/silverspook Or consider becoming a Patreon patron! https://www.patreon.com/neofeud