here's the full quote for anyone curious.
its from The Origin of the Family, Private Property, and the State

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what was Engels on when he said "Before incest was invented (and it is an invention, a really valuable one indeed)..."

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I haven't managed to do any solar imaging since last October. As there was a clearish period this afternoon and I had a bit of free time, I managed to capture a few images.

stealing this from my buddies over at Machinic Unconscious Happy Hour

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the Lavender AI, and AI military tech in general is the latest way to try to absolve the soldier of guilt or culpability for mass killing. "We were just following orders" becomes "we were just trusting the statistical model/algorithm/AI"

i'm planning on publishing something on Autonomy (as a principle of self-organization) and i'm pulling a lot from the italian-variant of Autonomists. in particular i'm pulling from the book Autonomia: Post-Political Politics and there's this one section, which is kind of unnerving, that i just still don't quite get

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i think its time i lock down my twitter, stop tweeting entirely, and try to build my projects elsewhere.

"We fall into a false alternative if we say that you either imitate or you are. What is real is the becoming itself, the block of becoming, not the supposedly fixed terms through which that which becomes passes... becoming lacks a subject distinct from itself."

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one landed on my roof while i was sitting outside and cawed at me a few times, and then it and two others flew into the yard and one of them mounted the other and they made a very unique noise while fluttering tails a lot

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my crows were in my dream last night. after numerous bad situations i was left on the top of something and my crows flew over and landed with me and nuzzled me before helping me get away. i think that's probably a good sign

i think i need to unfollow everyone and refollow people

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“The growing proletarianization of modern man and the increasing formation of masses are two aspects of the same process. Fascism attempts to organize the newly created proletarian masses without affecting the property structure which the masses strive to eliminate. Fascism sees its salvation in giving these masses not their right, but instead a chance to express themselves. The masses have a right to change property relations; Fascism seeks to give them an expression while preserving property. The logical result of Fascism is the introduction of aesthetics into political life. The violation of the masses, whom Fascism, with its Führer cult, forces to their knees, has its
counterpart in the violation of an apparatus which is pressed into the production of ritual values. All efforts to render politics aesthetic culminate in one thing: war.”

—Walter Benjamin, “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction”

the imperial-civilizing machine with (de)humanization as its motor will be destroyed or We will be destroyed

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not "slightly different concept of what it means to be human" but "completely emptied of power" abolition and destitution

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communism will abolish humanity or it will remain, as most other 19th and 20th century grand-ideas for society have remained, a genocidal project

how has a whole subsection of the """left""" has convinced itself that a group can't do genocide without it being a directly stated policy? it is baffling.
apparently all one has to do to get away with genocide is deny intent.

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