Dogmantra

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Dogmantra wrote (edited )

yknow I've only seen one "joke" so far today and it's been relatively benign... on the one hand I'm glad but on the other I'm on edge because I fuckin hate april fools day and I'm just waiting for the deluge of garbage "jokes"

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Dogmantra wrote

The thing about socialism is it's a group of ideas more than a single idea. Unfortunately this leads to a lot of infighting which, as we know, the left is very good at.

On the one hand you have people like Jeremy Corbyn and Bernie Sanders who push for things like nationalised/free healthcare, public transport. On the other you have a plethora of shades of anarchists who want to dismantle the ideas of nationhood and government entirely. It can be hard to reconcile the fact that these two groups are on the same broad side.

I guess the best way to describe socialism in very broad terms would be the idea that society should be set up as systems that benefit everyone who is part of society, not that people should work to benefit and perpetuate the systems.

I don't have resources, but I would suggest looking into anarchism in Spain - there have been some successful anarchist communities built there that lasted quite some time before being deliberately destroyed.

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Dogmantra wrote

I'm glad you posted this because I first saw it on tumbles this morning on my phone and a) I was tired and b) it was small

both of these things contributed to me not appreciating it to the extent that it deserves. It's a great draw!!! (AS USUAL!!!!!!)

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Dogmantra wrote

especially when 11 year olds are still totally fuckin obsessed with shrek

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Dogmantra wrote

yeah this is a #relateable mood

I just started teaching this year and getting told that Scott Pilgrim vs the World is a "really old movie" is so bizarre!

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Dogmantra wrote

as if they give a shit at all, if there had be a republican president when scalia died, they would have immediately picked someone

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Dogmantra wrote

I just go on the particular podcast's website and listen direct from there.

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Dogmantra wrote

Hot dad is great!

Some of my other faves to check out are My Friend on the Net, I'm in Love With The Star Wars & Bring Me All of Your Teeth