I have come to some conclusions about “tone arguments.” Okay, this is specifically for online.
Tone arguments are very suspicious and highly subjective in the case of online discourse. When it comes to other persons checking the tone, there first needs to be recognition of general internet…
If your activism involves turning over tables and then leaving them there for minimum wage workers to clean up, please rethink. If your feminism involves “breaking glass ceilings” and leaving other women to sweep up the glass, stop.
tbh I’m really glad this post is taking over my dash. more ppl need to have this concept on their radar… if I had a quarter for every time I had to listen to some brogressive or manarchist or Feminist talk about how to steal groceries or whatever while throwing the low-wage workers held responsible for product loss under the bus and straight up saying they “didn’t care” bc “punishing corporations” and “refusing to pay for resources” that they COULD pay for, in order to make a point, was more important to them than low wage workers who are collateral damage.
This post was written by my friend Sarah Moon, and if you’re not reading her, you should be.
"A man who witnessed the horrors of industrial-capitalist England was unlikely to be starry-eyed about his fellow humans. All he meant was that there are more than enough resources on the planet to resolve most of our material problems, just as there was more than enough food in Britain in the 1840s to feed the famished Irish population several times over. It is the way we organize our production that is crucial. Notoriously, Marx did not provide us with blueprints for how we should do things differently. He has famously little to say about the future. The only image of the future is the failure of the present. He is not a prophet in the sense of peering into a crystal ball. He is a prophet in the authentic biblical sense of one who warns us that unless we change our unjust ways, the future is likely to be deeply unpleasant. Or that there will be no future at all." -
I’ve got tattoos on the brain lately and am considering getting another one, maybe in the fall. A tattoo should be an extension of yourself and what is more me than arcane Simpsons minutiae? I don’t know if I’d go that route, but I really like some of these.
It was the BLURST of times?
Salvation is God’s unmerited action in history, which God leads beyond itself.
For lovers of Parks and Rec…
Where I could see myself agreeing with Randians...
- *Test begins*
- Friend: Give me the answer for number one.
- Me: I'm an objectivist when it comes to test taking.
- Friend: What the hell does objectivist mean?
- Me: Fuck you.