I grew up in a firefly-less area and now live in a place with lots of fireflies and I can never get over how nonchalant people are about the hundreds of glowing unearthly green lights every summer evening
It’s like “oh yeah, all the trees talk here. They speak in riddles. They don’t do that where you’re from?”
Talked to a lady who works for the tax authority yesterday. Based on her job experience, her take on the welfare state is something like this:
"Of course there will always be freeloaders. So what?! This is about dignity. Everyone has a right to a good life and to be supported when they're struggling. If you want that, you've got to live with the freeloaders. Leave them be. That's the price you pay for a society where everyone is taken care of. It's not like they're doing any damage in the big picture - I've run those numbers more than once. You'll always get more out of it for society at large when you're incentivising good performance than when you're punishing people."
How long are we supposed to pretend? https://www.portlandmercury.com/i-anonymous-blog/2022/07/01/43779791/how-long-are-we-supposed-to-pretend
july 25-29 week of solidarity with antifascist prisoners! looks like we’re going hard this year, calling on antifascists of all stripes around the world to hold a full week of actions and events in solidarity with our imprisoned comrades everywhere.
don’t wait for others — be creative and autonomously organize, let a thousand flowers of resistance bloom.
Today, observing the anniversary of the Stonewall riots, we pledge ourselves once more to uncompromising resistance.
This is a good time to read "Stonewall Means Riot Right Now," exploring what today's movements to defend trans youth and abortion access can learn from the Stonewall riots and the George Floyd uprising.
Jock Dad of Friend Camp.
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