These past 4 months have been pretty wild. In November, I was pretty involved with a new local political group, and saw it through to its completion. In October and December I began investing time into the world of internet politics again while finishing my school term. My empiricism class wasn't anything to write home about, and my C++ / OOP class just made me hate C++ and OOP more than I already did.
After a fresh Linux install, here's what I'm working with:
I'm busy getting involved with local activism
Having formerly been on board with Bernie Sanders' 2016 campaign and finding myself squarely in the green quadrant of the political compass now, my political development's been shifting -- and Trump's only been making me feel a stronger sense of duty toward developing a philosophical system/approach to the issues. Being in Portland, studying philosophy at a liberal university, and from associating with serious and thoughtful socialists and anarchists, I've been tackling many issues in the field of political science from an analytic perspective : one which is often undervalued when dealing with Marxism, a field dominated by Hegelians and postmodernists (wretch)
No, I'm not a tankie or SJW.
As my academic and political life progress this quarter, I'll be dropping a few decent essays and field notes here. In preparation for my future political event, I've minimized my social media presence. Apologies for not posting on Twitter.
Don't use twitter!
This is half joking, but I just got banned today on twitter.
I asked someone a while back,
are you retarded?
... and got hit with a ban for a report filed sometime earlier today.
Warning: offensive language follows!
Don't use Mastodon Social! ............... ........ (followup)
Aside from the UI being shit and the search function being broken, and very little usability features for migrating from twitter, finding friends, etc, Mastodon suffers from a serious administration problem.
I was one of the first hundred users in the network (which now, no doubt, has tens of thousands of members). I'm actually friends with several on the development and admin team. Knowing twitter's shortcomings and being interested in decentralized microblogging since Diaspora announced itself, you can sure bet I wanted Mastodon to succeed.
Well, what's the problem then?
I'm fed up with the guy who's decided to waste all his time trying to make the services I run on this site turn into complete garbage. ("ironic" racism, "ironic" pedophilia, abusive language, spam, ban evasion, etc). There's no longer any motivation for me to continue investing my energy into maintaining these services -- a drawback of registration-free websites.
This same individual likely also tweeted a fake bomb threat from the #jp twitter bot, associated with Sageru, which had been continuing for several years in various forms with positive reception, provoking a response from U.S. federal agents yesterday.
Closing up shop, here. Fuck you, guy. If anyone can provide information on him, it would be appreciated.
If anyone would like to continue hosting / moderating any of the subsites here please let me know.