A Warning About Socialist Alternative

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Text reproduced based on screenshots published by ISO Leaks which noted: “Some of the Seattle Socialist Alternative members referenced in this account are still members and politically active; some left Socialist Alternative, some joined Democratic Socialists of America (DSA); some are currently member of DSA’s Reform and Revolution Caucus.”

content warning: mentions of sexual harassment, age gap relationships, neglect, substance abuse, leftist groups being unhealthy and problematic, grooming

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Rhyd Wildermuth, w/more Transphobia. Again.

The same guy who openly associates with TERFs and other transphobes, was also previously using the T word reffering to black transwomen, now yet more ”Gender Critical bullshit that also was swept under the radar in a recent Gods and Radicals cross post.

Scroll down, note his ramblings about the scientifically discredited Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria hypothesis, read the recent comments on his Substack. He does not belong on the Left, he is actively endangering Trans and Nonbinary people.

We need to talk about E. A. Koetting (and also Michael W. Ford)

Aleph's Heretical Domain

I imagine E. A. Koetting doesn’t need much introduction for anyone who’s ever been involved with or followed the Left Hand Path in any sense. Koetting (whose real name is Matthew Joseph Lawrence) is sort of infamous for his “Become a Living God” brand and his line of books on occult Satanism, and his name is well-known enough to show up in many familiar Left Hand Path occult spaces. But despite his relative popularity, I never liked him or took him seriously. I mean, as titillating as YouTube videos about love spells or sex magick with bondage thumbnails on them must seem, especially now that I’m unfortunately single again, I have never taken any interest in his books, videos, or his web forum. In fact, when I looked him up in the past, it did not take long for me to see that he was in no way the “living…

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New Original Material?

I’ve been thinking of making a Post on What Could Have Been if the leaders and or founders of the Haiku OS project decided to do the sensible thing 20 years ago, and fork from FreeBSD or NetBSD instead of sticking to unnecessary levels of artistic integrity, but if that happens it’ll probably be on my Ko-Fi account instead-and still free.

Ko-Fi though still has flaws, like the lack of Saving posts before publishing, and I am still undecided about what service I should use for blogging instead of WordPress.

Too much comfort and abstraction will kill you

Aleph's Heretical Domain

I know this post is rather spontaneous, and I don’t plan on writing about the Gods and Radicals stuff for too long, or at least unless something major happens, but it seems that Rhyd Wildermuth’s article about anarchism just yesterday received a response on that very same website written by Christopher Scott Thompson, an anarchist and contributing author. The article, titled “We Are What We Always Were: A Response To “What Happened To Anarchism”“, is a sincere challenge to Wildermuth’s arguments against anarchist anti-fascism and I find that it put some real, heartfelt perspective to what Wildermuth strives to complain about, as well exposing his lies.

But, the article itself is not the main subject of this post, though the perspective it provides is a big part of what I want to talk about. What I want to talk about is some reflections and perspective that was inspired…

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I regret to inform you all that Rhyd Wildermuth is an ally to bigotry

Aleph's Heretical Domain

Have you ever had that feeling when you encounter someone you really found fascinating, whose work got you thinking about something in a bit of a different way from before, and you start taking influence from them, and then you find out that they’ve made such egregious errors of judgement that it makes you question what you want to do with them, and then you feel kind of lost? That’s what happened regarding Rhyd Wildermuth. I discovered his work a few months ago, in the process of rediscovering Gods and Radicals, itself part of my own process of rediscovering, and re-envisioning, Paganism as a religious world-outlook, onto which Luciferianism as an esoteric outlook can be formatted in my own syncretic way. He inspired some ways of thinking about Paganism or had me thinking of some beliefs I always kind of had in a way that, at that time, I didn’t…

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When Greece is not Ancient: Colonialism, Eurocentrism and Classics

Everyday Orientalism

by Katerina Apokatanidis

cover picture: Temple of Dionysos, Yria, Naxos, Wikipedia

As any survivor of an ancient ‘civilization’ knows, colonialist views on the meaning and interpretation of that ‘civilization’ are still very much alive. European and settler colonies-based scholars (termed Western throughout this post) in the Humanities have often ignored the continuity of a cultural heritage that stretches back to ancient times. Numerous instances from my limited experience in the field come to mind when I think about the Eurocentrism and colonial entanglements within the academic discipline known as Classics.

The most recent of these consisted of having to sit through a talk, which, at the end, compared modern, nation-state geopolitics in Greece with a line from an ancient Greek writer, and found the former lacking compared to the ancient example. The talk was organised by the University of Toronto’s Archaeology Centre. As way of conclusion, the speaker chose to…

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Cancelling Richard Stallman?

Richard Stallman’s creepy emails are not just very obvious Red Flags that apparently so many of you apologists can’t notice, it’s also the fact that Stallman HAS SEXUALLY HARASSED WOMEN FOR DECADES AND GOT AWAY WITH IT.

Seriously,
“Isn’t taking RMS’ autism into account a form of “abelism” by the campaigners?”

Most of the critics of RMS and the Free Software Foundation acknowledge that the vast majority of Autistic people aren’t creeps, and if anything Stallman benefits from Male Privilege as any non-Autistic, ie, he’s gotten away with loads of rotten behaviors for a very long time, with the help of NT men and establishments.

Thirdly I’ll add here it’s insulting as Hell so many of you only pretend to care about Neurodiversity when a man is accused of and or being a creep, support of woman with ASD being harassed by men is never even considered.

Anyhoo, posts like this are why so many who aren’t white cis male are alienated from the Open Source communities, especially when it comes to ones that are associated with the GPL and GNU.

eerielinux

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This article was bi-posted to Gemini and the Web; Gemini version is here: gemini://gemini.circumlunar.space/users/kraileth/neunix/2021/cancelling_rms.gmi

If you have any interest in FLOSS (Free and Libre Open-Source Software), you know who Richard Matthew Stallman (RMS) is: As the founder of both GNU project and the Free Software Foundation (FSF), he’s quite an icon to many. In 2019, a scandal around deliberate (?) misunderstanding of what he said regarding one detail of the Epstein affair ultimately lead to him stepping down as president of the FSF. Now in March 2021 he returned to the organization’s board of directors. The latter fact was reason enough for quite some people to start a turmoil again, pressing for his second removal with an open letter.

Now personally I don’t like RMS much. I believe in permissive licenses and prefer those over copyleft in general…

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Is Alexander Reid Ross the CEO/dad of antifa?: On contagion, shades of grey, and the three-way fight

A great response to one of the worst Neopagan publications ever made.

Cautiously pessimistic

Dear Leftists: Going on Tucker Carlson Is Not Going to Stop Imperialism -  Pacific Standard

In recent years, there have been a number of controversies on the left over the subject of “red-brown alliances”, those areas where some right-wingers attempt to recruit from, or actively cooperate with, sections of the left.

There have been many people involved in arguing against any such alliances; one of them, Alexander Reid Ross, has now gone on to working for a centrist “anti-extremist” think tank linked to various US state figures. To be clear, anyone working for the Network Contagion Research Institute has definitely crossed a line; whatever “our side” is, Ross has definitely ceased to be on it. Some of those who Ross has criticised in the past, notably Max Blumenthal, the Assadist and frequent Tucker Carlson guest, have seized on this development as a way to attempt to discredit everything he’s ever written and all the positions that he’s been aligned with.

This argument…

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Tarot suits and social class

Anthony Louis - Astrology & Tarot Blog

Our modern tarot deck appears to have its origins in a playing card deck used by the Mameluk Egyptians and brought into Europe after the Muslim forces invaded and conquered the Iberian peninsula.Muslim soldiers used these cards to play a game called Nã’ib, or the game of lieutenants, and the Spanish language still refers to playing cards as naipes.

The Mameluk deck had court cards consisting of a malik(king),naib malik(viceroy) and athaim naib(deputy), which became the King, Knight and Page of European decks. The French then added the Queen to the group of court cards, producing a hierarchy in order of King at the top, followed by the Queen and the Knight, with Page at the lowest rung.

Mameluk cards, image from wikipedia

The four modern suits were patterned after the suits of the Mameluk deck: Chalices, Scimitars, Polo sticks and Dinars (coins)…

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Man eats 41 tacos in one sitting, is the hero we need — The Takeout

Mark Gdd (yes, that’s how his name is spelled) is a stay-at-home dad from Albany, New York. But in his spare time, he is what I call a superhero, and what the rest of you call a competitive eating champion.Read more…

Man eats 41 tacos in one sitting, is the hero we need — The Takeout

I fully expect a misogynist double standard against any woman who’d even attempted this.

WordPress Alternatives

It might take awhile for me to come up with a list that isn’t terrible, but I swear to God, I don’t think we’d be having nearly enough of these problems if the Telecommunications Act didn’t pass, along with the past few decades of deregulation.

Anyway, I might go for a free service for awhile until I can be sure I can pay up for a high quality hosting service on the regular.

Buyer Beware for those looking for Alternatives to WordPress

There is alas a big business that has buying up MANY other blogging and web hosting sites, and scamming people out of money. The Small Orange incident was unfortunately just one of many.

This is a list of businesses that are owned by the Endurance International Group, plz avoid them at all costs, but if you have the misfortune to have anything hosted by them I strongly recommend alerting your Bank, reporting them, and getting a new Debit and or Credit Card, like many other online scams they will keep charging you if you do not.

Say Hello to the WordPress Block Editor — The WordPress.com Blog

At the beginning of June we’ll be retiring our older WordPress.com editor and transitioning to the more recent (and more powerful) WordPress block editor. Want to know how this may affect your site and what you can expect? Read on. If you’ve launched your WordPress.com site in the past year and a half you may […]

Say Hello to the WordPress Block Editor — The WordPress.com Blog

Thanks, I hate it and now I have to seriously look into switching blogging services.

I do however got one last suggestion, how about testing changes on end users first before you start forcing this on everyone? There are whole industries that depend on TESTING so stuff won’t break or crash or confuse people, especially for UI’s, you guys should look into that.

The new WordPress Block editor sucks now

If this continues I am moving on to a different service, but it’s hard to find good free alternatives, at least aesthetically.

Blogger seems okay, but it’s ran by Google, I’m not impressed by Wix, SquareSpace has no lower end alternative.

Evernote though does look like a possibility, but I need to be sure anything I sign up with is in it for the long term.

Grayzone Boosts Fascists and Right-Wingers

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One of the most pressing tasks for left-wing forces under the Trump administration is to fight the right—politically at the ballot box, physically in the streets, and ideologically over the airwaves and on the internet. Yet the Grayzone WordPress blog and its founder Max Blumenthal have done just the opposite by boosting right-wingers, racists, and fascists.

Here are just a few examples:

Max Blumenthalboosted Paul Antonopoulos after he was fired from the pro-Assad outlet al-Masdar having been outed as a Nazi thanks to his posts on the StormFront message board. Antonopoulos’ website is named South Front and its similarity to StormFront is no accident yet Blumenthal promoted it anyway. In Blumenthal’s error-riddled bookThe Management of Savagery, he cited pro-Assad Syrian Kevork Almassian as a source; Almassian works for the far-right anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany party (AfD) and equated the suffocation of George Floyd by a cop with…

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The future of this site

I’ve been thinking about deleting this account, but not until I register a few new blogging accounts covering separate topics, but I haven’t even astrologically elected them yet.

In other news, the past two months or so have made me think a LOT about the ethics and lacktherof in the Occult community, its misogyny, and where to go from there. It’s certainly helped confirm my already low opinion of a few too many people in the metaphysical communities, and worse.