#481
not well. working on it
#482

babyhueypnewton posted:

the socialist colony of Llano del Rio


I don't think she's done anything really great since Video Games

#483
i was pretty critical of Occupy at the time, and while CHAZ has a lot of the same issues, i've come to realize two things in the preceding years:

- movements can be misguided strategically, but still discover useful things tactically. the idea of indefinitely "occupying" a bunch of random city parks with anarchists and yoga teachers was always going to be a failure. but they did learn useful things, like the advantage of having simultaneous protests in cities across a country, instead of traveling to one city like the anti-globalization protests of the late 90's/early 00's

- if you look at successful revolutions, just about all of them were preceded by some failed attempts from various groups struggling to find the right strategy and ideological line. easy to bash them for not following "State and Revolution" to the letter, but... it's just part of the process! it's like watching a kid put together a block tower, you can lecture them all day about how to do it right, or you can let them try a bunch of different stuff and figure out what doesn't work, and offer to help as needed
#484
While true, in this case we have much more tactically advanced & inspiring actions across the entire country from people who aren't white anarchists, so this particular failure seems a lot less relevant than the many other failures currently occurring in the prairie fire. unless it's specifically in your own backyard.
#485
occupy demands some historical attention still, because for better or worse it was a spark in an empty field and one of the only frames a discussion of practical action in the developed world could orient around. this is very distinct from what's occurring in seattle, which is a late-stage tailist development capitalising on already existing widespread and organically militant unrest of even greater focus and efficacy
#486

shapes posted:

- movements can be misguided strategically, but still discover useful things tactically. the idea of indefinitely "occupying" a bunch of random city parks with anarchists and yoga teachers was always going to be a failure. but they did learn useful things, like the advantage of having simultaneous protests in cities across a country, instead of traveling to one city like the anti-globalization protests of the late 90's/early 00's


further to bnw's points, i would caution against conflating CHAZ/CHOP with BLM as a whole, as you seem to do here - the lesson you single out as an example was learned from the actual protests, not whatever CHOP is.

#487
to be fair i think shapes is discussing that as a lesson learned in the development of occupy at the time
#488
yeah my bad
#489
feels good when the DPR texan comes down on the right side

#490
you never know with these people
#491
There was an interesting demonstration in Stone Mountain and no sign of cracker ISIS
#492
apparently the big armed march was organized by a group called the Not Fucking Around Coalition, whose leader "grandmasterjay" has a sort of hotep morpheus vibe to him and posts stuff like this on twitter. well... whatever!
#493
passing through the 31st security gate into the deepest layer of the hidden bunker where they keep God's Jewels, the Family Jewels of YHVH, that's right my friends the Americans are the keepers of God's Balls and I have fondled them
#494
regarding CHAZ, one of the things we learned at occupy ICE portland, that i guess didnt catch on, is that all the victory happens in the first few days and then you have a bunch of liberals and leftists with nothing to do except fear the inevitable. there needs to be an ultimatum and a time limit. the tactics on the ground, whether they lead to middle schoolers getting shot or not, are kind of irrelevant if the police control the tempo, which as noted above, once it turns into a waiting game, they do
#495

thirdplace posted:

I do think it would be bad to Make Robocop Real, but I just don't see it as being sufficiently worse than the status quo to work as a boogieman when it's only one possibility out of a great many



The original Robocop was great and most baddies died in really cathartic ways. Dont watch the sequels or the cartoon though.

#496
The ideal outcome imo is the gag ending of Neon Genesis Evangelion: Girlfriend of Steel 2nd in which a critically battle-injured Shinji is revived using cybernetic technologies and transformed into Robo Shinji, who goes on to fight crime in New York City.
#497
#498
been catching up on the protester-abduction stories, have concluded that everyone at a protest should probably have at least a rudimentary understanding of how to safely and quickly slash out the tires of an unmarked minivan you just saw some dudes in camo pour out of

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#499

ghostpinballer posted:

the collective assessment that the Russian state interfered in the 2016 election in his favour.


did he say collective? assessments don’t get any better than that!

#500
pretty Interesting that the guys Trump is deploying are literal stormtroopers, irregulars wearing mismatched military gear they bought online
#501

cars posted:

mismatched military gear they bought online


anything it takes to hide the swastika armbands

#502
kinda doubful the protests are not achieving anything material at this point. i wonder if feds/cops know this and are trying to draw them out to use them as an excuse for abducting and incarcerating participants. shit is going to get so, so much worse in the coming months, and when it does, it would be convenient for them to have the competent organizers off the streets and away from the action... not sure though, could be totally wrong
#503

Authorities said the new downtown detention center in Nashville was chalked Saturday night.

Spokeswoman of the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office, Karla West told News 2 they’re in the process of cleaning the chalk off with a hose.

West said officials will be reviewing surveillance video for any evidence or anyone to prosecute.



#504

招瑤 posted:

Authorities said the new downtown detention center in Nashville was chalked Saturday night.

Spokeswoman of the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office, Karla West told News 2 they’re in the process of cleaning the chalk off with a hose.

West said officials will be reviewing surveillance video for any evidence or anyone to prosecute.



reminds me of the vandalism case they tried to bring against some dude in san diego who wrote anti-capitalist messages in chalk outside bank of america branches and the judge refused to allow the 1st amendment or free speech as a defense. the jury voted to acquit.

#505
The town crank here has shifted into chalking covid hoax stuff down at the Walmart. He was going on little missions to chalk up the parking lot but was eventually caught and cited for "criminal trespassing." What gave him away is that he drives a car covered in flat earth slogans along with little science experiments he makes himself mounted to the roof demonstrating his theories, and trailing a giant American flag behind it. And he has several of these vehicles which he parks in different parts of town every morning to spread his flat earth message. Not exactly subtle. It's just chalk, though...
#506

trakfactri posted:

The town crank here has shifted into chalking covid hoax stuff down at the Walmart. He was going on little missions to chalk up the parking lot but was eventually caught and cited for "criminal trespassing." What gave him away is that he drives a car covered in flat earth slogans along with little science experiments he makes himself mounted to the roof demonstrating his theories, and trailing a giant American flag behind it. And he has several of these vehicles which he parks in different parts of town every morning to spread his flat earth message. Not exactly subtle. It's just chalk, though...



Pretty sure I saw this guy exactly like this years ago...

#507

aerdil posted:

reminds me of the vandalism case they tried to bring against some dude in san diego who wrote anti-capitalist messages in chalk outside bank of america branches and the judge refused to allow the 1st amendment or free speech as a defense. the jury voted to acquit.


his lawyer sought public support from noam chomsky but he wasn't interested once he found out the messages completely neglected to denounce the elders of zion

#508
there's a flat earth billboard always up on highway 2 south of town here. right after the board for the Ezra Levant Rebel Media book shill of the month, god damn that guy moves a lot of paper (right now it's about China Virus ofc.) wonder if the Koch's are aware their propaganda slush fund is being wasted on worthless print
#509
anyways a bunch of anarchist children set up an occupy camp in the river valley with absolutely no discussion or coordination with local indigenous leaders, BLM, anyone at all from what I can tell. seems like a great plan so far.
#510
all gas no brakes killing it

#511

Flying_horse_in_saudi_arabia posted:

all gas no brakes killing it




lol at 8:20: "deep down, in our heart of hears, we're all from a third world country,... like scandinavia"