rimworld developer: gaming’s peter theil
dwarf fortress devs: sweet and dedicated brothers who raised money for police abolitionist orgs
its interesting how most video games are just pretend work, and often as you progress you end up needing to work less and less to acheive the same results, and clicker games are the logical end point of becoming a boss in pretend work, you start off doing work, but eventually find yourself sitting back doing nothing but getting more and more value for the work you are no longer doing anymore
Also, the band is apparently called Thumpasaurus, and while I haven't yet listened out their other stuff, the pointless, self-defeating irony of this demands a kind of respect, so I think I just might.
The website is worth checking out for treasures such as this gem.
@kate I think a lot about guys like this. So, so many things we take for granted under capitalism have a lynchpin of a few guys running something in a very specific way, and if they didn't exist, things would crumble
I think a lot about what happens when they get old.
fuck it, more Haitian Revolution stanning
The Haitian Revolution destroyed a colony whose entire existence was devoted to for-profit plantation agriculture & driven by a trans-oceanic, trans-continental trade in people that was - to intentionally & enormously understate the violence required to maintain all of this - incredibly inefficient.
It replaced this industrial death-machine with what was, in most of Haiti, a practice of primarily "subsistence farming" rather than export-based capitalist production, for a century or more, until the united states went out of their way to make Haiti a profitable colony again (something which, thankfully, it has failed to decisively succeed in doing, which isn't for lack of trying).
Can anyone explain how this *isn't* one of the most profound acts of "environmental justice" of all time?
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