Show of hands, who here was taught during their K-12 that Gen. Sherman _tried_ to do right by the Black community post-Civil War? Now keep them raised if you were _also_ taught that Andrew Johnson was the one who airlocked that shit.
And now we can barely envision reparations as anything else _other_ than a paycheck, when we _should_ be demanding better. No more crumbs; we want the _whole loaf--_ and this is a good framework with which to organize that desire.
Maybe don't be an archetypal settler going to bat for other settlers, and you won't get metaphorically rolled in a sweet and smoked. I don't know a _single_ working class programmer except my professors; I don't wanna hear you weeping your plainly-obvious crocodile tears when you could easily pick up a six figure job _tomorrow._
EDIT: I'm given to understand nutomic's German, if that can be trusted-- and _I do not care._ The nature of the FOSSbro space has made American colonial mentality into a global brainrot; and I will continue flagging those who display it as settlers. Because it's not just a physical attribute, _but a mental one too._ God bless.
_**“No solution is a solution if Black and Indigenous nations in the Gulf South have to suffer in order to have bandaid solutions for the wider public.”**_
No more needs to be said than that, and I wish neoliberal shitbags could _actually understand that,_ rather than foaming at the mouth over Jim Crow Joe's Nothingburger Cookout.
cross-posted from: https://lemmygrad.ml/post/352004
> When I drag white 'leftists' for for having the nerve to "we don't have a race problem, we just have a class problem", I'm dragging them because this shit goes back as far as O'hare and _Debs._
> Yes. Our nation _does_ have a race problem, and it's _just as big_ as the class problem.
When I drag white 'leftists' for for having the nerve to "we don't have a race problem, we just have a class problem", I'm dragging them because this shit goes back as far as O'hare and _Debs._
Yes. Our nation _does_ have a race problem, and it's _just as big_ as the class problem.
"Anarchists are communists" now? I've never once recognized this, and I'm still kinda questioning why r/sls is so intent on playing protectionist over [people the FBI made specifically to be wreckers.](https://www.autistici.org/poderobrero/articulos/in-cointelpro-fbi-used-anarchism-to-disrupt-left-attack-vietnam-ussr) Idgi, but it frankly sickens me.
From the article:
> _The reintroduction of the U.S. military (AFRICOM ) on the ground is related to a dispute between Somalia and the U.S. oil company, Coastline Exploration Ltd, over the validity of an oil exploration agreement. It is also a signal that the U.S. wants to both reassert its presence in the oil-rich and strategic region, and to directly target its long-time foe, Eritrea._
Liberals will try to make it sound like we're "squalling" about a "piddly number of troops"-- make no mistake; this is about what America has _always_ been raping and pillaging Africa for. _Resource theft._
Honestly, I'm grateful no one seems to be doing anything about climate change-- we all deserve the furnace at the end of this 30 year stretch if _this_ is the kind of misleadership we have to 'look forward to' out of the Black Democratic voter base.
A sobering vid. I rather like his concept of "cessation of participation". I constantly wonder what it will take to see a mass reorientation of mentalities. Will it be the first Blue Ocean Event that convinces Westerners that our way of life is killing the world?
Or do we have to lose every city from Sacramento to Olympia to a 24 hour wildfire first? Whatever it takes, I just know we won't move until overt tragedy lands on us.
Imagine thinking Mr. Crime Bill 1994, best friend and jock-polisher to Strom Thurmond, was *ever* going to do anything about the epidemic of killer cops America is facing except strengthen and embolden them...
We really need reminding sometimes that skinfolk ain't always kinfolk; and that the striving misleader class is, has always been, and always will be subordinate to white capital.
Big ups to Chris Smalls, and may the union spread from coast to coast.