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July 4, Hawaii, Independence 

Imagine a Native American community who had a Disneyland-like resort built over their villages and ancestor's graves, the people made to do bastardizations of their sacred dances, wear mock 'sexy feather headresses' and entertain the rich tourists for starvation wages, 12 hours a day 7 days a week, living sardine-packed 20-to-a-house. And then be arrested for speaking their own language. It'd be an outrage, right? But that is just everyday life, in US-colonized Hawaii

July 4, Hawaii, Independence 

I'm Native Hawaiian and been homeless in my own land repeatedly. Literally didn't know where my family and I would be living at the end of the month.

While American and other foreign billionaires own countless mansions and unoccupied multi-million dollar condos here.

Fuck colonialism and fuck capitalism.

July 4, Hawaii, Independence 

Neofeud is a game about my experiences growing up in Hawaii's ghetto, being a social worker & STEM teacher for poor, homeless, refugees, mostly non-white kids in slums of Hawaii the tour buses avoid, while living out of a van. 100% of sales go to putting a roof over my kids' head.

silverspook.itch.io/neofeud

US Imperialism, Hawaii, Independence 

"From a Native Daughter: Colonialism and Sovereignty in Hawai'i" - on the rampant abuse of Native Hawaiian rights, institutional racism, and gender discrimination. goodreads.com/en/book/show/406

Invaluable essay from a black/indigenous veteran RPG designer
"Don’t create utopias that assume a perfect world is an assimilation into a unified culture that centers patriarchal ethics and morals born from assumptions of Abrahamic traditions. There are so many other ways to look at the world."
council-of-fools.com/blog/the-

Bolivia, Fuck Imperialism & Elon Musk 

Congrats to the MAS and Bolivian people, and Elon Musk keep crying as your stock plummets on news your lithium-stealing fascist coup of Bolivia w/ US-backed imperialism fails. telesurenglish.net/news/bolivi

US Empire Self-Destruction Pol 

The White House's mission is exterminating its population and destroying its economy?

The US has Plutocracy with Coloring Book Characteristics, filling out a red or blue bubble every 4 years at (Dead White Warcriminal) elementary school in your district. (Now you mail your placebo through your post office, that's dying faster than US covid nurses & economy.)
jacobinmag.com/2020/10/fossil-

Dying US Empire, Covid, Orientalism 

Dying Western Capitalist Empires Anonymous - one foot in the grave, losing on covid, real economy in freefall, Cali in ashes, festering w/ colonialism & racism, staring at Failed State civil war - finally curb anti-Asianism enough to admit they've got a (million) problem(s).

Why East Asia is back to normal and the US and its allies are not. (hint - starts with a neo-) Silver Spook Live!
youtu.be/M5LVMj87YcE

US Pol Racism, Imperialism, Capitalism 

Trump has been replaced by the architect of the system that locked up millions of black people, killed millions in for-profit war, destroyed the middle class for billionaires, and that produced Trump, congrats!
youtube.com/watch?v=spWH25VI42

Hawaii, Homelessness, Capitalism 

As a Native Hawaiian who was homeless while working full-time as a social worker & STEM teacher for poor, homeless, refugees (cause 1-bedrooms average $1700+), can confirm Hawaii is full of inequality, and its wealthy rulers, like some of its radio jockeys, do not care about us.
t.co/8dW957lKjf?amp=1

Thanksgiving, Decolonization, Hawaii 

Aloha means decolonization of your illegitimate slavery, genocide and exploitation-backed empire, that sends body bags to indigenous communities, and continues to arrest, lock-up, and impoverish Native Hawaiians like me, even as homeless of Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders explodes in pandemic.
It's not dancing fake versions of our hula, giving rich tourists lei on airplanes with fake Hawaiian ladys, and serving your poi for $7.50 / hr while living in ghetto.

Thanksgiving, Decolonization, Hawaii 

"From a Native Daughter: Colonialism and Sovereignty in Hawai'i" - on the rampant abuse of Native Hawaiian rights, institutional racism, and gender discrimination. goodreads.com/en/book/show/406

Check this out if you want some actual history of Hawaii from a Hawaiian perspective.

Hawaii, Decolonization 

These were often organized as 'hui' in Hawaii and are essentially worker coops.

Hawaii, Decolonization, Fuck Capitalism 

By contrast, Western capitalism needs you working bullshit jobs 40, even 60 hours a week writing reports no one reads, sitting in meetings no one's really awake for, for negative-sum corporations and banks, dumps millions of tons of potatoes into ditches and burns Gucci bags just to maintain hierarchical servant/master culture, and mindless, vapid consumption for line-go-up and oops-destroyed-planet.

Hawaii, Decolonization, Fuck Capitalism 

"Wealth was determined by how much you could give not hoarded."

Hawaiian culture was antithetical to the existence of a 200-billionaire like Jeff Bezos. Who continues to pay virtually zero-tax while ransacking people, communities, and planet.

Hawaii, Colonization 

Settler colonialism in Hawaii still going strong a century later.

Thanksgiving, Decolonization, Hawaii 

Neofeud is a game about my experiences growing up in Hawaii's ghetto, being a social worker & STEM teacher for poor, homeless, refugees, mostly non-white kids in slums of Hawaii the tour buses avoid, while living out of a van. 100% of sales go to putting a roof over my kids' head.

silverspook.itch.io/neofeud

Flint still doesn't have clean water.
"Obama mocked after promise to take Covid-19 vaccine on camera, Twitter recalls Flint water-drinking ‘stunt’"
rt.com/usa/508594-obama-flint-

Two things at all-time highs in the US: the stock market and daily covid fatalities -- now the leading cause of death (~2800), above heart disease (~2350) cancer (~1650) and accidents (~450). Exceptional, truly.
theguardian.com/us-news/live/2

covid- 

Covid also the *weekly* leading cause of death.
cbsnews.com/news/covid-19-us-l
"coronavirus was ranked as the leading cause of death in the U.S. this week, with 11,820, according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. That's more than the number of Americans who died from ischemic heart disease (10,724), tracheal, bronchus and lung cancer (3,965), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (3,766)."

Covid, US Pol, sex- 

"Covid may cause long-term erectile dysfunction"

Cue 'feminization of our alpha manly mens by Chinese, Obama, and Reptilian Alien collusion' conspiracy grifting, everywhere.

nbcphiladelphia.com/lx/another

Space Imperialism 

Good thing giant megacorps that own half the entertainment IP on planet Earth work hand in glove with the military-industrial complex, or they'd launch nukular lawsuits over 'Guardians'.

July 4, Hawaii, Independence 

@silverspookgames Im living that exact shit situation here in Boriken (“puerto rico”)
Death to the yanki empire and vengeance for our ancestors!!

@silverspookgames
Really lovely! Thanks for linking! This in particular resonated with me:
Then there is this idea of being “neutral” that some folks toss about when asked to be mindful of their creation process and what messages are contained in their work.

“I don’t want to be political or have to say anything of meaning. I just want to make a fun game”

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@silverspookgames
That is a power fantasy, in and of itself, and a statement. You can’t be neutral. The fantasy of neutrality is hollow because your own stories always affect your work. That thought about being neutral is an answer to the question of who’s fantasy is this? The answer is that it is yours and that you’re not really making room for anyone but you and those that support you.

Bolivia, Fuck Imperialism & Elon Musk 

@silverspookgames Tesla is a longterm "pump-and-dump" and the initial investors are finally getting to the "dump" part.

Bolivia, Fuck Imperialism & Elon Musk 

@orangeTsar Straight up!

Bolivia, Fuck Imperialism & Elon Musk 

@silverspookgames The West only gets new car companies after a major war, I don't understand why Tesla could break that rule

July 4, Hawaii, Independence 

@silverspookgames Eh, Brah! Time fo huli da system! E HOLOHOLO KAKOU!

US Empire Self-Destruction Pol 

@silverspookgames Well mostly they wanted to kill off the non-white people but they're also lazy and believe that bad things can't happen to them, so they didn't expect COVID to spread into "their people"

Hawaii, Homelessness, Capitalism 

@silverspookgames

Fuga is very cool, though. I don't blame her for walking off. No reason anyone should have to sit still for that kind of bullshit.

Thanksgiving, Decolonization, Hawaii 

@silverspookgames
HKT is dope. Thanks so much for sharing ! 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾Two other Kanaka Maoli thinkers I love are J. Kehaunani Kauanui and Janet Mock. For those unfamiliar, this is a great talk by the former here youtu.be/SPAP8Gro-os

Thanksgiving, Decolonization, Hawaii 

J. Kehaulani Kauanui not Kehaunani, just correcting myself for the record

Hawaii, Decolonization, Fuck Capitalism 

@silverspookgames i love that so much

Hawaii, Decolonization, Fuck Capitalism 

@silverspookgames the bit about wealth being about how much you can give- not the bit about jeff bezos being a destructive leach

July 4, Hawaii, Independence 

@silverspookgames This is a very interesting thread, thanks for posting it

July 4, Hawaii, Independence 

@silverspookgames God, growing up it was Just Another Thing, but this really makes you realize things like the Polynesian Cultural Center (one of the mormon church's many businesses) are super gross.

July 4, Hawaii, Independence 

@silverspookgames Let's see, the justification I heard growing up is that it helped people go through school.

But given that it's profitable, they must be paid pitifully, and it's *definitely* not native-run. Ugh, man.

July 4, Hawaii, Independence 

@aismallard Yep, " The Latter-day Saints" have been very successful capitalist colonizers, benefitting from exploited Hawaiian culture and labor, among other things.

Covid, US Pol, sex- 

@silverspookgames @SapphicGiraffic and yet, it will get many to actually wear their fucking masks! Nothing makes the standard issue American male fix his behavior like a threat to his dick.

Covid, US Pol, sex- 

@silverspookgames on the plus side, if there's anything that'll get men to get vaccinated, it's telling them that their dick might stop working properly.

re: Space Imperialism 

@silverspookgames What in the actual dystopian fuck is this

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