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Like I'm not sure what's worse: being betrayed or being an enabler.
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Late counterpoint after some reading and thinking: Yeah, the environmental impact of Bitcoin is really fucking bad.
Well ok, Mt. Gox's fall was fucking hilarious.
Like I'm as a turned-off by the Libertarian sharktanks and Mt. Gox's of the world as much as anyone, but criminalized people don't have many options for survival, from recidivism to outright inhuman exclusion from civilian life. Where else are people supposed to turn?
I've been thinking about crypto and the accessibility/costs a lot since I first heard of the concept. I don't know if I can say it has gotten better on either end. BUT, that sex workers sometimes have to resort to it because they're fucked with a lot says something about how restrictive a world of, "free trade" actually is, doesn't it?
the next time anyone #onHere comes out with another “crypto is killing the world” take without even bothering to cite the itemized annual carbon footprint of the entire traditional financial industry trafficking in fiat money,
much less failing to bother bringing up how that trad sector has literally tried, by design (and with help of nation-states), to kill sex workers by severing their lines of access to placing and holding their income,
then i sure as fuck hope you’ve also read this piece in earnest, because otherwise it sounds suspiciously like you’re simping for old-guard capitalist banks and their highly trackable fiat money in an e-commerce world (*even* if you also deem yourselves to be “communist”)
and i’ll keep harping on this while y’all stay quiet on sex workers, as usual
if anything, it's now worse because you've effectively inoculated yourself against the medicine
which are the exact ideologies these terms were developed to combat in the first place. inorganically assumed leftist theory words cover for a worldview where the only way for a phenomenon to be 'real' is for it to be an unalterable facet of nature (which is how you get queer people caping for bioessentialism), being a 'cop' or an 'abuser' is a form of sin, a kind of stain on your soul, and being a victim of oppression a sign of virtue
i think a lot of online leftists basically don't get what a social structure is. they understand structural relations like exploiter/exploited and oppressor/oppressed as binary personal characteristics, and saying something is a construct or has a history as a way of saying it's fake or doesn't exist
me: gender has a social history. we can see how d—
UwuPupper: ah, so you're claiming noöne is oppressed for their gender. curious
me: the delineation of 'sanity' is an exercise of power, by wh
UwuPupper: yet i have mental health and feel bad about it. checkmated much
me: the buddha's first noble truth is the reality of suffering. the second nob
UwuPupper: oh, oh, so you're saying suffering doesn't exist! pretty tanky of you
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