This is fucking happening.
@The_Mechanarchist This kind of thing is a bit pipe dreamy for me - the kind of thing I would try if massive resources fell in my lap. I think the real plan is to find a way to get people to get together in small groups in real physical space, and talk on a regular basis. That is what I meant by the example of early Christians in the Roman empire. A kind of organic, mycillium-like network that spreads through the society. It doesn't even need a solid ideology, just a commitment to social contact
@The_Mechanarchist When I imagine a large scale idea, this is pretty close. Imagine a city, where the city owns all the land, like a co-op. All property in the city is rented, otherwise, the city operates much like any other. At modest rent rates, the city would take in far more than they ever could from taxation, and use that to provide services to it's people beyond anything seen before. If the people want cool things that don't make much money, they could arrange cheap rents.
@The_Mechanarchist I figure any effect you can have through voting is minor at best. The people at the top have things arranged the way they want it, and those at the bottom seem to instinctively want fascism. I don't have a fully formed idea of what to do, but I think it involves forming networks and building a good society within the rotting one. Oddly, as I am not religious, I think the early Christians in Rome were a good example.
@The_Mechanarchist Most people I know understand that we are screwed, but still see anything that might fix things, as too radical or utopian. I have family in Trump country, and I just don't bother. They are too far gone.
@The_Mechanarchist Saw you on NonCompete's channel. I joined mastodon recently and don't know anyone yet. Trying to convert real life friends, but no luck yet.😎
Hi, I'm new.
Just signed up. I'll sort this out soon.
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