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In terms of ethics "grey area" is just a way of saying "I lack sufficiently detailed knowledge to figure this out properly"

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I despise parents who see atrocities and whine "why didn't / aren't people doing anything about it!!!?" while they beat or yell at their children every time they assert themselves or "cause a fuss" or "show disrespect"

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I think it's horrifying that our society crushes so many children to the point where they stop dreaming of space and end up only dreaming of slightly higher social status

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hot take / vague enby hinting 

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Seeking out and analyzing edge cases is the fastest way to learn about or improve something, whether it's politics, software, or almost anything else. I think so many things would be better if there was a cultural expectation to do so

Block Recommendation, Fascism Sympathizer 

instance suspension recommendation, transmisia, targeted harassment, incitement of violence 

Is there any effort most people Wont put into not having to think about the idea that the world could be better than it is now?

Nazis are awful people

Fascists too

Punch them

PS. Also block Gab.

#Fediblock is a super-useful tag to have.

Thanks again to everyone who brings the baddies to my attention so I can keep them out of my TL. You're the best. 馃拹

recommended block, capitalism 

Educating white people is a dangerous gambit: they may kill you, then use your words to espouse virtues they don't believe in. #mlk

new virus in China transmits human-to-human 

i like how ivory tower whites are like "fuck we wasted too much energy and materials on our global genocide, should've done it more efficiently so we could've pivoted to making less polluting tech before climate change happened"

or

"fuck we killed too many with our global genocide and might not have a diverse-enough pool of ideas from which to innovate as we handle climate change"

either way just a big spicy "whoops!"

Reminder about ableist slurs 

pluralphobia, PSA on how to ACTUALLY include plurals 

new dialup express instance blocks 

You know what I'm talking about.

You talk to your racist grandma, and you just awkwardly smile and nod, because you know it's WORTHLESS to talk to her about why she can't call POC the "coloreds" anymore.

But you tell your friend on here, "Hey, comrade, that was in bad taste"

Why? Because you know your friend will listen.

That's what we are trying to do with you.

it's a sign of respect, not of hatred. Please stop acting like we hate you.

Important thing for all who can see this.

If someone confronts you on your racism or sexism... that means that they like you enough and trust you enough to hear and listen.

If they didn't think you were redeemable, if they didn't think you were worth it, they would roll their eyes and just avoid you. Block on sight, shut down in conversation.

If we confront you about it, no matter how bruskly it may seem. It means that we legitimately think you are better.

When people talk about Mastodon having a whiteness problem, it's because of this:

White people assume that their opinions are wanted and relevant and need to be heard. They aren't.

In the same way, any opinion I could possibly form on autistic people isn't relevant, wanted or needs to be heard. I'd like to believe I'm an ally but still, anything I want or need to say is irrelevant. So I stay quiet, read, and boost. That's it.

Easy peasy.

RT @LeeCamp@twitter.com

Martin Luther King's image is sanitized more every year.

The ruling elite want you to think he only fought for civil rights. They don't want you to know that he spoke out strongly against militarism & capitalism.

#MLKDay

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馃惁馃敆: twitter.com/LeeCamp/status/121

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