Baptized or transitioned.
In neither case does the child have any freaking clue what’s happening. They just want their parent’s approval, and this is apparently what will make them happy.
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They still do exploit literal children in colonized countries
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As Shatner takes a joyride in Bezos’ penis rocket today, it’s hard not to think of how many people here on Earth are hungry and desperate due to Amazon’s wage theft, destruction of sustainable economies, and mistreatment of its workers.
Space privatization isn’t a way forward, for American culture or for our world as a whole. It’s time to vocally disavow publicity stunts like Blue Origin, SpaceX, and the ‘second space race’.
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Happy birthday Pam Grier! (May 26)
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Beware Plastic Shaman
So some hafu white girl from Everett with a BA in farming calling herself an Ainu shaman wants to show up to Seattle and tell the BIPOC community what’s up. What’s a hometown kid to do?
What’s the sitch? Here’s the short version
Myself, and members and elders of the Wakkotan and Atuy Kotan spoke with Marika Clymer on November 28, 2020. It was after this and these online interactions that we concluded that Marika Clymer speaks with no educational or experiential position of authority, has no respect for individual kotan or personal protocols, disrespects the hierarchy structure of our kotan, and spits in the face of our kamuinomi.
Within my unarpe’s Ainu In Diaspora group she has stepped in front of elders and knowledge keepers assuming positions of authority with no prior discussion, nor consent of the group runners.
Marika Clymer told us that she holds an Ainuic haplotype, and that someone told her she was special, and she is using this as justification to sell herself as a tourist minstrel Ainu without she herself having to experience the same financial and socio-economical burdens our Utari in Ainu Moshiri have to endure under direct colonization to survive and thrive through heritage craftwork.
This was an issue I had regarded as a semi-private inter-community issue, but Marika’s public financial exploitation of Ainuic heritage has put me in the position to either make a public statement, or be seen as quietly approving of her activities.
As an ambiguously Asian woman she has chosen to Orientalize herself as a “shaman” and grift an under educated Western audience who wants to buy off their white guilt for $1800
Marika Clymer walks like a colonizer and works like an information poaching culture-vulture. She has taken things my community educated her on, and presented them on her platforms without mention or credit of her sources to present herself as a gatekeeper of Indigenous secrets.
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"Why do you support communism if you wear nice clothes, eat delicious foods, have an iphone, watch youtube, and partake in the capitalist system?"
Such reactionary arguments do not compare to the preciseness of dialectical materialism.
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I find this fascinating. My father didn’t get a college degree, got his GED, was given lots of money and support from his parents, and in his career, managed to raise himself up to some sort of regional manager for the whole coast in home mortgage.
When I first started my career as a lowly analyst, my father (who is a quintessential boomer) advised me to make sure I put in 110% effort and make sure to work extra hours unpaid per week—so 45-50 hours and not include the additional 5-10 hours on my time card. He instructed me to sacrifice my evenings and weekends to take on more work and expand my role—doing work above my pay grade for free. He said “if you give yourself to your company and sacrifice your time, you’ll rise through the company and the company will always take care of you.”
What a load of horseshit.
First of all, this is illegal.
Second of all, NEVER forget that you’re fucking dispensable in this capitalistic society. In corporate America, you can be replaced in 2 seconds flat.
I stupidly listened to my father. I worked myself to death. I put in free overtime and stayed later than all the other employees.
What did I get out of it?
A mental breakdown that almost cost me my life. I lost out on overtime—money I desperately needed as a 20 year old analyst. I didn’t earn any extra respect for those sacrifices. I gave up my weekends and evenings until I hated my job. I didn’t take lunch breaks or take walks throughout the day (for exercise and a break from my computer). My anxiety got so high I tried to kill myself and developed IBS. I didnt get enough exercise (being at the computer for 10 hours a day
On the other hand, one of my close friends had the same job. She came to work exactly at 8am and left exactly at 5pm. She took lunch breaks and if she was having trouble dealing with the day, she’d take a walk to calm down and center herself. The difference between our lives is striking. If she did work overtime, she made sure she got paid overtime and was able to save more money. She set boundaries and made sure to be home for dinner. Her mental state was bounds better than mine. And in the end, she got promoted over me because they felt she could handle the pressure better than I could, even though my work output was higher and I gave more to the company. Not that I was any more dedicated to my work than she was, but I sabotaged myself by listening to bad advice and it cost me an important promotion. My manager even talked to me about this and explained that while I was willing to work 15 hour days if I had to, it was too much strain on me and she worried that if she promoted me to a management position, I would work myself to death and not be able to cut it. Not because I can’t hack it, but because I didn’t have that balance and boundaries.
I admire my friend for her stalwart boundaries and integrity. She’s an amazing worker and does a great job. She handles the stress much better—partly because of her character, but also because she takes the time to listen to what she needs. I think this is important for us to understand. Corporations aren’t on your side. They will eat you up and spit you out.
One of my advisors even told me to stop working weekends because the company would take advantage of me. She said if you sacrifice even one weekend, you’re setting a precedent and the company will continue to exploit you. If they need it now now now, hire more people who can do the work without working until midnight and working weekends. Corporations have the money.
The cherry on top of this all is that my father lost almost everything when the economy crashed—and his company didn’t save him, didn’t even care. He managed to raise himself up again and he still holds the belief that this new company will protect him, even though evidence suggests otherwise.
I wish I had learned this sooner. I wish I had valued my own time and worth. It would have served me better in the long run.
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The older I get the more I realize that the only way to stop capitalism and exploitation is through passive violence. Not brutality but you literally cannot peacefully protest this shit. The laws we have in order are not there to protect us. They are there to control us.
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Posted with the goal of inspiring and giving all a more rounded understanding to grasp the exploitation of the working class under capitalist production. Short and dirty: capitalism — like a vampire from some pronounced horror film — “sucks the blood” of workers. I defer to “United Automobile Worker”, October 1937, to explain how despite all of their hard work, no wealth accumulates to the workers, they have no products to sell but themselves, and their wages provide some but are never quite enough to fully satisfy needs and wants. However, since labor power is unique, as it is the only commodity that can increase value and must thus be purchased for capitalism to survive — i.e. capital consumes an increasing amount of labor to survive — consequently a dependency of master on slave. This paints the picture of our current hell, but the power is all ours — or at least it seems a logical assertion.
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...is it not cruel to demand peace from those who are not permitted to live in it?
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Economics avoids the question of why it is that in every economic system that has ever existed, the vast majority get screwed. -- Michael Lipsey
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Just for the Hell of It (Herschell Gordon Lewis, 1968)
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Documentary: "The true cost" by Andrew Morgan
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The system is inherently corrupt. You can go into it with the best intentions, a great moral compass, try to rein in the profiteering, but inevitably you are compromised. When a system answers first to corporations, also known as a dictatorship of the capital, it's inevitable that you compromise yourself working for a system like that. And compromise is what led it to become that way in the first place. Which is part of why we say "you can't reform capitalism." Because you can't in the long run. It's why social democracies turn into neoliberal states. Because a system based on profiting, firstly, exploits the worker, and secondly, enables what becomes unsustainable greed, so any safeguards trying to hold back that unsustainable greed erode. In late stage capitalism, it is especially a joke to be a reformist. At this point, most reform is all very surface level. Real change comes from the masses, and they do that through revolt.
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‘That’s my surplus value, i don’t know you’
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