officer: do you know how fast you were going
me, making arcane hand gestures, muttering precise gibberish:
me, having become the officer:
the former officer, sitting in my place: no i don't officer
through the looking glass of all your terrors, the sorrow that drives you to cower reflects the will that drives you to fight.
for those wondering how to establish trade relations with crows:
- feed crows food A regularly
- when crows decide to bring you gifts, feed them food B
- when crows bring you different categories of gifts, feed them a food-per-category, ex: food C for jewelry, food D for paper money, etc
- crows will recognize these exchange patterns and opt to bring you things in order to acquire desired treats
good luck! 🐦
No one needs to starve. No one needs to freeze. No one needs to die. There is enough for everyone. More empty homes than all the people without them, more food than grocers can even sell. The labor and the materials to end scarcity exist now. It is not a far-off dream. We can end scarcity in this life.
"oh thanks doc"
"no i mean you are unwell"
"damnit, you have a disease!"
"alright, i'm down with the sickness"
@FirstProgenitor so basically what you're saying is: bat version of this
This shouldn't even be a radical opinion, this shouldn't be a fringe ideology, it's remarkably simple and uncontroversial, but because of the context of our world, because of the stigmas built up so carefully by centuries of capitalism and imperialism, this seemingly simple tenant is widely vilified. People are afraid of socialism, communism, anarchism and so on because they've been conditioned their whole lives into believing that cynical belief in the individual above all. Opportunity means nothing at all in a world where nobody starts of on a level playing field.
A life with dignity ought to be guaranteed. Certain basic respects are owed to all people regardless of background, conditions, gender, nationality, ethnicity, or any other status. Necessities, basic ones, like food, clean water & air, rest, and shelter are simply not guaranteed under capitalism, and neither are many other human rights which are so flippantly ignored whenever it suits the ruling class' interests.
i saw red durkin perform the day before i well and truly came out to myself so she bears at least some responsibility for *gestures vaguely* this
demoware given life and also anxiety
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