Posts tagged ‘capitalism’


Angsty days is it

Capitalism or is

It just PMS?!?!



Don’t think about it

Just write because if you stop

You won’t be going. 
Don’t let the daily

Tasks take it away from you,

Who you are for real. 


We’re getting closer

To merging with our machines

Says npr man
As I run screaming

Into the voidoidoidoid

Crypto currency

Based on the same nothing as

Normal currency
Money valued by

Making the rich richer and

Managing the poor
All currency is

Speculation, marketed

As reality

Doesn’t want to admit that

Money is magic
Manifested rate

Of value to be managed 

By the government

Hard currency leaves behind

Thousands of people
And allows greater

Government monitoring

No more privacy


The things which hold true

Value are not lucrative

Loving animals

People and mother Earth are

Less than the dollar

Anti robot haiku

​I am a luddite

Against robots in all forms

Dont trust the robots

Automation is

 elimination of the

Human touch we need

If capitalists

Dont need workers we are then

Expendable trash

Except I hear they

Might want to use us for blood

Transfusions ah youth

Frankly we need to

do more physical work not 
Less, lest we grow weak

If you attack me

Saying that last haiku was

Ableist, i swear…

Humans need nature

We need to be out of doors

Bodies are for use

Do not automate

Cars and factories. Grow food 

In soil and sun please

Tear down offices

And cubicles and come 

Outside to play now

Bureaucracy and 

Robots both protect only

Themselves in the end

Innovation is

Ok i guess but lets work

With what we have now

Fuck robots and fuck

Capitalism and fuck 

Government ok

Mourning Ghost Ship Victims from Afar

​Watching the tragedy of the Oakland Ghost Ship fire via news outlets and friends who live in Oakland’s facebook feeds has been a heart wrenching journey. Unlike the Pusle shooting in Orlando, there is no clear villain. 

The “at blame” party in this case seems to include some combination of the building owner, the tenant(s), the city for failing to follow up on complaints, capitalism and gentrification for pushing poor people into marginalized spaces, and probably some.other potential villains I haven’t heard about. 

As usual, victim blaming is not a good direction to head in. In general, I think blaming any one party is this nightmare is not going to be useful. Sadly, the damage here is done, to so many young lives, including many POC and LGBTQ folks.

Survivors and folks who had been to that space, or even similar spaces, are speaking out about how they could only find safety and comfort in those types of places. Marginalized identities finding solace in marginal spaces.

I think this tragedy must serve as a push, going forward, for those inhabiting marginal spaces to do as much as they can to make those spaces safe, and not just safe from harassment.

I present this concept: the terribleness of capitalism and real estate and gentrification still do not make outsiders/radicals/artists/lgbtq/whatever subculture justified in being careless/dangerous/unsafe with eachother. 

We need to do a better job taking care of each other than the market does of taking care of us.

We need to do a better job taking care of each other than the market does of taking care of us.

Marginalized people living in substandard housing is pretty much par for the course. But like a lot of anarchist thought, it seems like it is up to anarchists to be accountable and responsible to forge something better.

 Things that are cheap and easy to do moving forward: smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, water filters, safe power strips, condoms, safe space heaters, first aid kits, etc. Self care can include this shit too. It isn’t blaming the victim to learn from tragedy and try to do better moving forward.

Don’t forget that taking care of eachother includes emotional and mental and health things too. Let’s build alternatives to capitalism that are better than, not just different. Let’s carve out our own clubs and forts and collectives and make safe spaces that are emotionally and physically safe.

Poor folks are routinely subjected to the dregs of capitalism. There is often a particular charm to these spaces, certainly the photos of the Ghost Ship are beautiful in certain ways. Revelling in the dregs is legit. But finding ways to make hazards of lead paint, yucky water, bad wiring, etc. Become minimized is going to be important.

Money might be able to solve these issues, but I think creative people can find creative solutions, including bartering, to make safer spaces. I am NOT arguing that all alternative spaces need to become legal. That is out of reach or undesireable in many cases. Spaces can still be marginal, while being improved, and while the cultures within them are improved, to lead to greater safety.

We need to do a better job taking care of each other than the market does of taking care of us.

Capitalism Invades Relationship

Capitalism Invades Relationship

A phenomena I have noticed, which may happen to other people aside from me, is that I find myself operating as an unwitting agent of the capitalist system. I’m against capitalism, I want to smash the state, and my politics in these areas are pretty firm. The anxiety that the capitalist system creates inside me, or that I allow it to create inside me, has the unfortunate effect of turning me into an enforcer. I see this play out most strongly in my relationship with David. When he is sick, or needs a day off of work, I kind of freak out. I worry about bills. A lot. My initial reaction when he is sick is to hope that he will still go to work. When he calls out of work to do chores around the farm or just have a day off, I struggle to not get really upset with him. It is so bogus. I care about him way more than I do about bills, I understand 1000% the need for mental health days from work, and that working 40+ hours a week is just a totally soul sucking enterprise. I don’t want him to suffer at a job he hates, to miss out on his hobbies and friends and family because of work.

But damn if the capitalism induced anxiety doesn’t still get me. Now that I have identified this issue I can talk to him about it, and also talk myself down internally when I start to get worked up.

I know we are just going to struggle financially for a while at least, and we still have it better than a lot of people. I just have to relax and not let capitalism destroy my life or relationship. I know starting a new family, dealing with divorce and custody, and moving and starting careers and pregnancy etc. are all just expensive and stressful. We are doing ok. We have good supportive families and friends.

I wonder if lots of people have capitalism as the other person in their relationships. I suspect this is pretty common.

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