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Okay, new account. New instance. New #introductions.
Hello! My name's Phil and - for now - I'm based in Northern Virginia. I can't code my way out of a box, but I *do* design WYSIWYG-platform websites for aspiring authors and bloggers.
My side project is a website that centralizes web patronage for journalists, writers, and artists. Often, I talk movies. And I love new music and fiction.
I support: trans people and the full LGBTQIA spectrum. And I'm a child of immigrants.
But those people have been sold the idea that if it's even possible, this would take a lot of work, and since they know that also some aspects of their lifestyle would become less convenient or even have to be expunged entirely, it's difficult to get them to actually care unless they're personally affected or the system fucks up so spectacularly it's impossible to ignore.
And, although I'd struggle to call Mastodon "anarchist" (I think technology generally pertains to a different ideological niche tbh) I think it's the same with leftism.
Only bootlickers actually cheerlead for capitalism. Many people think that principally it would be better if they had more collective control over their lives, and if people weren't getting killed, injured or sickened by their work to the apathy of their employers.
I think the problem with things like Mastodon and Linux is much the same as with practical leftism in general; it's hard to convince people to make their own experience worse (or the same but more complicated) because of a theoretical principal ideal that they might even agree with, but that corporations and governments have done a decently good job of distancing them from the consequences of not having.
A guy who wants to see us all paid more for our art and ideas. Generally open to the fediverse. Bribe me with cheesecake. || He/Him. DC/NoVA.
Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more