Denver just tried to decriminalize mushrooms and failed, 48% to 52%. If this is any indication of the direction we are going in public opinion will be for it soon. Marijuana fought a long battle of stigma and ignorance. But it's now legal in many states. I think it's time we fight to legalize psychedelic drugs. People are suffering from treatable illnesses, like depression, cluster headaches, and addiction. Let's get LSD on the ballot too next time.
Look, the reason why #Purism has taken the stance they have (about not taking a stance against bigotry on Librem One's fed instance) is because ultimately Purism is a corporation with executives and non-stakeholder workers. This makes them part of the capital class. The capital class in tech appeals to the largely white male demographic of tech workers and enthusiasts.
Why is tech primarily white and male? Tech ultimately requires education, experience, and opportunity—things not commonly afforded to the marginalized. I'm not here to question Purism's FOSS values but to show that ultimately their values are for capital and they will make decisions that best serve capital. Any capital class in tech understands how they must appeal to the white man. White dudes are always droning on about free speech (see: hate speech / bigotry / trolling), so pissing them off by taking a hard stance against this would hurt capital, which again would be against their self-interest.
Now you see why a FOSS advocate (and many others if you look) can be so myopic about the effects of bigoted speech.
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Casual reminders: Lyft and Uber both operate at massive losses. Lyft and Uber drivers are striking on the 8th. Capitalists only care about their profits.
No shade from me if Lyft or Uber is literally the only option for your transportation, for whatever reason may apply, but *please* consider planning alternate transportation for the day all the same.
Librem One Will probably be funded. but we should raise awareness of the fact there are cheaper alternatives. Protonmail is free (but you can pay for better features), ProtonVPN is cheaper than Librem One, matrix is free, mastodon is free. Copy paste this, send this to librem one backers. tell them to get their money back. We can't let them not learn a lesson from this.
Librem1 is gonna become9 GAB if they don't just draw lines in the sand. Yes the lines may be hard to establish, but they have to be. Still free software is important, don't cancel your Librem 5, just don't buy Librem One. Protonmail & VPN costs the same or less, mastodon & matrix are free, & we need freedom respecting devices. No other company is trying as hard to liberate new hardware. Just wait for another company like this to exist before you boycott.
You can have animus towards whites. It's just not as bad as racism. Think about what it's like to be seen as lazy, or a criminal by people in society when all you're doing is working hard to create a future for yourself. I've seen it first hand racism affecting how employers see you. I've seen employers say "American blacks are all lazy". Imagine working hard to get an education and having a simple mistake being seen as "eh it's because he's black they're all the same"
Satire about Racism, Librem1
"I'm finna pay 7.99USD to be called a n&%[email protected]" said no one ever. This is literally privilege beyond belief that any one thinks that's a good idea.
Straight up racism, domain block recommendation, n word with hard r
If you order Grubhub, you're making wait staff and kitchen staff work for free. Drivers for Grubhub don't get compensated for parking and regularly get tickets. Not to mention waitstaff getting yelled at by drivers. Grubhub exploits working class people to make a profit. Call a place that has a delivery driver.
@Are0h also this person blocked me after responding. That's like saying I can talk but you cannot. The irony of calling yourself reasonable.
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