Q. Let’s just STOP worshipping the #deathcult as a first step away from this mess.
We’re living in an age of permanent crisis – let’s stop planning for a ‘return to normal’ | Economics | The Guardian
A. I agree that there is no “return to normal”, just as history did not end with the fall of the Berlin wall.
If we mean to be carriers of change, we also need better framing than talking about cults, clans or dynasties. Although they exist, these are not really the main problem and over-simplification leads to non-solution fixes which don’t really fix anything.
Whether we like it or not, we are trapped in the capitalist machine, and cannot easily just step aside from it. Not unless we can buy an island. But even that would be another non-solution.
Material changes are required, and that means people doing things, like re-forestation. Accompanying that will also need to be ideological change, because ideas follow from actions. Changing ideology is not just a question of ceasing to worship a charismatic individual.
Q. the hashtags are metaphors for existing, well-defined terns.
#deathcult is neoliberalism 21st century (or classic liberalism 19th century).
They add emotion and focus to dry academic ideas. And sadly they are descriptive.
I am assuming people can understand this, it’s #KISS so kinda bad if they find it confused.
I talk about #fashernista in other toots, just look up following fashion and apply it to social issues/power to understand this.
Agen it’s #KISS and you would have to be very dim or dogmatic not to understand it.
I can go on for all the hashtags if you like. Together, they tell a story, that has power only if you and others like you start to use them.
DIY grassroots power is NOT doing what you like, all power is social, you are powerless till you move on this.
It’s interesting you talk about an Island as that is EXACTLY what I have been doing the last 10 years, a DIY boat life outside the norms and for the last 5 years outside the laws that affect everyday life. As you say, this is not a real alternative, but it can be a way of nurturing real alternatives… If people stop being #stupidindividualism for a moment to build change/challenge power, always only IF
Now that IF is the hard bit, keep it #KISS
Q. Living on the water may be a solution for some people. Especially in the Netherlands and other low areas, which are at risk of being wiped out by future sea rise.
A. aha am talking in metaphors living on a boat is replying to your island metaphor, to say done that, understand, need to do more 🙂
You need to talk to the metaphors otherwise this is little actual dialogue… humm this should be #KISS, and it is, I find it hard to understand why it is so hard?
Let’s try, the boat is picking up your point about “buy an island” am saying I bought an island and agree with you, then moving conversation on.
I also reply to your part about cults etc.
If you can understand Python i think you can understand some simple metaphors… am not going to insult you by suggesting how you can do this your bright anufe to work it out IF you try, notice the capitals that echoes back to a few paragraphs up.