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A talk about the current mess youtube.com/watch?v=gUCYoJ8KSF Noam Chomsky - The youth and the mass media's false reality and history

Q. What is the value of bring scarcety into the looked at it this way you see who is feeding this sewer.

If your project does not use the hashtag you are likely churning. hashtags are a shovel to compost the current tech shit piles, they are not self-expression ;)

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I think my problem with most #marketing is that it’s very top-down, robotic and premeditated, detached and contrived. Thinking about growing my business again, I’m realizing how much I absolutely need any kind of “strategy” we use to be organic for me to feel good about it — scattering seeds instead of manufacturing a forest; forming mutually beneficial connections instead of forcing a product into people’s lives; letting things grow when people take to it, and die when they don’t.

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In the #Fediverse I like to look at this differently.

In the film "freedom of choice, you choose" is the individuals getting traumatized.

Am pushing the mass walk through of the police stop and search and the healing that came from that.

As a bonus the thousand of people who were illegally stopped and searched got police compensation and nationally the abuse of "stop and search" in activism was visibly reduced for a few years.

A good social outcome.

"can choose your community" :)

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Yep trauma is a issue, why I use basic ways of looking at these things. Then it's up to the people to build up from this simplicity DIY, a grassroots aproch.

Practical approaches visionon.tv/w/nw2pRyvj1vfjx1u4 a film i made for the legal support crew of a big campaign. The repression was ongoing and strong. The healing was the mass walking through the police stop and search - this likely mediated a lot of growing trauma...

#Openweb - all together push through, the HARD block crumbles.

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#indymediaback one thing to keep in mind, I think we/indymedia crew learned the wrong lesson from these raids/repression.

We pushed fear/control as a solution, which added to the mess #closedweb

As the #Fediverse shows, open/trust was the path we should have taken #openweb

This ripped the #indymedia project apart, leaving us in this #dotcons mess.

When making judgments, let's be #KISS, to see through the mess.

Shovels and compost #OMN

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Getting a good outcome is hard... but feel this influx of EU funding is going to do damage and little good to the #Fediverse health if it keeps funding to its current agenda.

Though the fediverse is drifting from its own lifestyle mess...

Let's try and mediate the funding driven damage.

Then lifestyle driven damage can mediate its self.

Looking for a better social change/challenge outcome and less mess :)

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unite.openworlds.info/Open-Med looking at the best funding I have found... not attacking them, opening a conversation on a OBVIOUS issue.

We can also look at the funding that is 100% poured down the drain, but we likely have little influence there.

I like to keep it positive, if possible, BUT a lot of people are #BLOCKING which will create some fire and LOTS of smoke, It's what social change/challenge looks like... murky...

Focus on #KISS to see through the smoke.

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Hard to see how you can do a left wing project without showing the workings

open/trust - left

We fall to easily into

fear/control - right

It's what the page is about.

Yep the whole #dotcons side of the EU funding agenda is poison and only feeds the mess.

As I highlight, just about all funding is poured strate down the drain, it's the normal outcome.

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Happy World Standards Day, a day where the entire world celebrates international standardization... well, the entire world except the US, which celebrates this on October 22nd 😂

(I wish I was kidding)

We suffer from postmodernism feeding off neoliberalism that good outcomes.

Let's take a moment to look at this. I get round the current mess by defining left/right at a level that can't be argued if you are a "useful person".

Right-wing is motivated by Fear/control

Left-wing is motivated by Trust/open

Simple

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With our worship of the #DeathCult

We have little understanding that this worship is for a god called the "freemarket"

That is based on "signals"

Q. On the #openweb how do we replace greed and capital as "signals"

Think about #open / #closed in data and metadata.

I understand this makes meany worshippers uncomfortable.

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Mozilla’s now director of public policy once asked me, with a straight face, why I was giving them a hard time and holding Mozilla to a higher standard: “we’re just another Silicon Valley tech company.”

But that’s not what you tell people publicly, is it, Mozilla?

Still, it’s time y’all got this.

Mozilla is a half-billion-dollar for-profit corporation – whose CEO makes >$3M/yr – that has a foundation do its PR.

howtogeek.com/760425/firefox-n

#mozilla #SiliconValley #BigTech #SurveillanceCapitalism

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