I've settled in so here we go, #introduction -!
Darcy, 24 years old, from Germany & currently squatting in London doing art stuff! interested in chaos magic and occultism, weird movies, hedonism, adventure and excitement... goth stuff that makes life interesting basically
current big project: formulating a Bastard Philosophy that combines spirituality with radical love/empathy and creativity & basing a novel off that
euh et je parle francais, plus ou moins, je veux le pratiquer j'suppose 😬
in case anyone's interested
@anarchiv it's not really common knowledge i guess, but travel agencies have been basically freaking the fuck out for the last decade or so over online travel, this is a big part of why companies like thomas cook etc are going under (plus mismanagement, brexit et al)
@anarchiv there has been an internal network linking up all airlines and airports for a long time, called the GDS (global distribution system)
it allows for live rates to be published and booked pretty much instantaneously for anyone with access
access costs a lot of money, and the systems to access it are mostly outdated and overly complex - you basically have to know a version of coding to use some of the older ones
@anarchiv i've been working in the travel industry for the last 5+ years and the one thing i've learned above all is that the unnecessary difficulty of booking flights online is entirely intentional
though i'm sure that's hardly a surprise
@queeranarchism also, feel free to just co-opt their actions honestly. they're often full of people ripe for radicalisation, which is all I've been using them for. so many of them know it's private companies ruining shit and who control our politics, and just a nudge in the right direction can do a lot. XR youth are pretty much all on the verge of being communists in my experience
Good activists operating within XR do exist so if XR is the only one organizing near you, consider visiting their action without signing up or giving anyone your real name, try to avoid getting arrested and look for the people who support actual direct action and value anonymity. (read signs, look for face covers & anarchist flags/buttons/patches)
I’m honestly happy that ‘actually XR is bad’ is something more and more anarchists are talking, joking and memeing about online.
It increases the likelihood that inexperienced activists will hear about it and reconsider their options before handing over their personal details and getting arrested for a movement that doesn’t give a shit about them and doesn’t believe people have any power beyond other than passively going to prison.
When people use the term snowflake unironically, just remember they're quoting Fight Club, a satire written by a gay man about how male fragility causes men to destroy themselves, resent society and become radicalized. and that Tyler Durden isnt the hero but a personification of the main character's deep insecurities, and that his snowflake speech is a dig at how fascists use dehumanizing language to breed loyalty from insecure people.
london squatter nb wlw witch bastard at your Service, darling x
Une instance se voulant accueillante pour les personnes queers, féministes et anarchistes ainsi que pour leurs sympathisant·e·s. Nous sommes principalement francophones, mais vous êtes les bienvenu·e·s quelle que soit votre langue.
A welcoming instance for queer, feminist and anarchist people as well as their sympathizers. We are mainly French-speaking people, but you are welcome whatever your language might be.