on bushcraft blades and sharpening

Greve d’Escargot @fluturesomn For the most useful blades in the woods. It depends a little on your local vegetation. If you are in the tropics, a long machete type tool can be more useful than a hatchet. Regular old carbon steel, like 1080-1095, or tool steel, is just fine. For carving, puukko grind is popular.Continue reading “on bushcraft blades and sharpening”

9 threads on propaganda, poverty, the Enlightenment etc

All Possums Go to Heaven @AndyinDC1 =================================================== (1) On misleading capitalist propaganda.(2) On Trumpism as a Ghost Dance.(3) On Gramsci and cultural hegemony.(4) On the Enlightenment.(5) On the “democracy is mob rule” crowd.(6) On the use and abuse of the term “freedom.”(7) On John Locke as a propagandist for the propertied class.(8) On the historyContinue reading “9 threads on propaganda, poverty, the Enlightenment etc”

6 threads on property

All Possums Go to Heaven @AndyinDC1 (1) On the question of the permanence of ownership.(2) On the nature of private property.(3) On the nature of ownership.(4) On ownership.(5) On the use and abuse of “private” property.(6) On private property, again. =================================================== (1) On the question of the permanence of ownership. twitter I’m fascinated by theContinue reading “6 threads on property”

on William Gillis’ “The Organic Emergence of Property from Reputation”

tony pancake @tony_pancaketwitter here are some unfair initial thoughts on this article by william gillis The Organic Emergence of Property from Reputation text gillis is a “left-wing market anarchist” and in this article he is arguing a number of things, but the title is mostly accurate to the main claim: he defends the simple descriptiveContinue reading “on William Gillis’ “The Organic Emergence of Property from Reputation””

5 threads on feudalism, enclosure and guesting

All Possums Go to Heaven @AndyinDC1 ===================================================(1) On feudalism.(2) On enclosure.(3) On Thomas Paine and Enclosure.(4) On primitive accumulation, enclosure, and capitalism.(5) On guest right, mobility, and the freedom to leave. =================================================== (1) On feudalism. twitter I regularly encounter deep misconceptions about feudalism on this hellsite. Mostly from righties, but also sometimes tankies, who celebrateContinue reading “5 threads on feudalism, enclosure and guesting”

On the social construction of policing

All Possums Go to Heaven @AndyinDC1 “In medieval Europe…the concept of a standing professional police force was virtually unknown. Instead, communities were organized so that they were all responsible for keeping the peace.” On a world without police text It’s easy to take for granted our current model of policing as self-evidently natural. It’s allContinue reading “On the social construction of policing”

On misleading capitalist propaganda

All Possums Go to Heaven @AndyinDC1 & Don Salmon @dijonitwitter thread Do you ever see this chart? People are fond of whipping this out to show how AWESOME capitalism is by totally WRECKING POVERTY. It seems hard to argue with it! A system that could achieve good like this, even if it has problems, wouldContinue reading “On misleading capitalist propaganda”

—states : a reader—

The Cosmist Insurrection, Inc. ™ @yungneocon Democracies don’t fight wars with other democracies, but they initiate and cause more war in the world system. They also target civilians in war more, and all use torture as much as authoritarian regimes. Democracy formation has inevitably been associated with state formation & nationalism, which ultimately means twoContinue reading “—states : a reader—”

—slime mold—

PUMO:̸̧̤̥̋͊͒̆͊̕3̶̠͎̹̬̰̍̄ @EmojiPan , William Gillis @rechelon PUMO:̸̧̤̥̋͊͒̆͊̕3̶̠͎̹̬̰̍̄ @EmojiPan Much confusion has arised about what #SlimeMoldTwitter (Green circle) even is about, and it’s really funny. I have no interest in controlling the meme, but I have an interest in clarity, so I will detail, once, how this came to be, the questions no one asked. TheContinue reading “—slime mold—”