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Extraction vs Relationality: Cross-posted with My Sex Bio

Decriminalization Protects Sex Workers

“I just don’t understand why anyone has to talk about their sex lives at work,” she said. “I don’t talk about my sex life at work.”
- Eric Peterson, Closet with a View

“To say that sex work is ‘just work’ is to forget that all work — men’s work, women’s work — is never just work: it is also sexed.”
- Amia Srinivasan, Does anyone have the right to sex?

Intro

Writing a series about sex and Socialism may seem strange. What do the two have to do with each other? …


GoodReads

I used to love you

I know that

Between the sudden fall and crash for you
, and the gradual numbing ,

I am not sure which is worse

Pain enjoyed or pain once removed

Remembered

Telling yourself, I told you so

What if you had died?
Would it be better? How is it different at all? No,
those with loved ones lost blame their loved ones all the same

Whether lost to the growth we call death
or the growth we call life

We each ask for safe return

Safety at any Risk

Mountains, Valleys, Rivers six that turn…


"Voter Apathy"is Victim Blaming for the Real Voter Fraud: Suppression

A Screening of Capturing the Flag: Documentary about Vote Protectors in North Carolina

“If voting could change anything it would be made illegal!”
- Robert S Borden, The Voice of the People, The Sun, 1976

Chapters

The Fraud of Individualism Ways the US Government is Currently Practicing Voter Suppression Overthrow of Democratically Elected Foreign Governments Colonies & Territories Electoral College Winner-Take-All / First Past the Post / Plurality Felon/Convict Disenfranchisement Campaign Finance Primaries & Caucuses Purging/Manipulating Voter Rolls, Bureaucratic Discounting Voter Access: ID/Address Laws, Poverty/Ability Disenfranchisement Gerrymandering Insecure Voting Process Age…


TenTree: Most Surreal Places on Earth

“So she went into the garden to cut a cabbage leaf to make an apple pie; and at the same time a great she-bear, coming up the street, pops its head into the shop — What! No soap? So he died and she very imprudently married the barber and there were present the Picninnies, and the Joblillies, and the Garyulies, and the grand Panjandrum himself, with the little round button at top and they all fell to playing the game of catch-as-catch-can, till the gunpowder ran out at the heels of their boots.” — Samuel Foote


Capitalists Embezzle Nature’s Wealth, by a Vegan Socialist

“Every single generation sees the world get a little bit worse, environmentally speaking anyway. And the vast multitudes of life and the amazing images and wonder and amazement that they would provide the travelers of the world have been increasingly lost. No one alive anymore remembers endless herds of buffalo. No one alive has ever seen cod schools so thick that ships can’t go through them or skies full of birds that block out the sun. These things are gone. They’re lost. …


Toxic Masculinization, of White Male Rage, & Saneism

Source

My Own Thread

I wrote this thread immediately after seeing the film. I have seen more critiques I appreciate since then. I link to them below.

I initially took the film as a critical narrative on how toxic masculinization, trauma, and relational isolation (inceldom) radicalizes into a politics of resentment. I do think that stuff is still there, and so are the problems I had overlooked. I include it all, though if I were to rewrite my own thread, I would hold more space for the critiques in my initial praise…

For my Twitter thread…


Nature is the Art of God: A Half-Paradelle

Nature

Why does nature make us believe in God?
Is it the faeries? Or the mob mentality of the individual?
God is the why of nature. The mob, or faeries,
believe in us. Does the individual mentality make it?


The Personality Disorder of the Economy

There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.
Henry David Thoreau, Walden, or Life in the Woods

Let us say that we want to change not just the superficial problems of the world, but to change the root systems that generate the problems all together. Maybe we have even identified a few different systems. What is the base problem system in which all those other systems interact?

Leftists call that foundational problem system Capitalism.

Let us be clear: Capitalism is not Commerce. Under…


Psyche Delicto. Sigh, the Delectable. Scythe, the Derelict

Formulation, for creative mutilation. Micro psyche

in a macro cosmo. Empty space. Evacuumate

Spread out. Expand. Dance, Shiva. Her eyes on:

you now. Uber novae! Burn, ova! In queue, bait

one out of the oven. Roil, toil, boil oil. Egg, carrot, tea

Defuse. Settle the kettle. Clear the rind. Desaparecido

Oscura madre. Connect the dots, make a web,

of space. Catch a worm hole. Go under. Shim-mer-

in-im-mer-sion. Come-out-a-new-version. Bleach is

not detergent. (Deterrent, yes!) A fervent mess! A

surgeon’s guess is good as anybody else’s. Else is

something. You are


A Screening and Q&A of Abby Martin’s New Film

October 22nd, 2019 at Revue Cinema in Toronto, Canada

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