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"Whiteness is a performance of ignorance."
- artist Kenya (Robinson) on Team Human teamhuman.fm/episodes/kenya-ro

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Without a radical, transformative vision for the community and accompanying prefigurative praxis, people volunteering to do "mutual aid" and other survival programs are just unpaid minions of the state.

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Don't get involved in anything where people don't want to sit down and answer this question:

How do we address problems here?

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Black Lives Matter is an embarassment to our ancestors.

The Maintainers are looking for fellows! This opportunity will award 4 fellows to work on the intersection of maintenance, care, and the environment. More info on how to apply here: bit.ly/movement-fellow22 

I’m also part of the advisory committee. The award is $10,000 for the year, and it will allow you to pursue work related to maintenance, care, and environment along with other fellows
bit.ly/movement-fellow22 

Meanwhile at Nasa:

Engineer: Wow you guys are back early.

Astronaut: Yup. Moon's haunted

Engineer: What?

picks up a rifle and step back into the pod

Astronaut: ....Moon's haunted.

RT @she_carvalho@twitter.com

Meus irmãos e eu fomos crianças muito desejadas e amadas.
Isso foi um pilar fundamental pra nossa felicidade de hoje.

Que possamos nos desvincular da ideia que temos a obrigação de ter crianças. Um mundo melhor pode ser construído por crianças que foram desejadas e muito amadas.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/she_carvalho/statu

Why do I call so many people counter-revolutionary? Because the revolution is not just about action, it's about thought, time, space. Being practical is not revolutionary. Practical preserves the status quo. Revolutionary means fuck work, fuck finding parking, fuck all the things.

Even if you can't really afford to right now. You gotta at least be *thinking* in that way. You gotta be constantly cultivating true rebelliousness.

I've taken to calling it the George Floyd Memorial Job Fair, to be honest. The only tangible takeaway from my vantage point was that some Token Black Workers got new, higher paying jobs as Token Black Workers.🤷🏾‍♀️

I Quit, I Think 

"I just can’t do it anymore. I can’t train children to wait to be told what to do; I can’t train people to drop what they are doing when a bell sounds; I can’t persuade children to feel some justice in their class placement when there isn’t any, and I can’t persuade children to believe teachers have valuable secrets they can acquire by becoming our disciples. That isn’t true."

I Quit, I Think 

"For years I asked the local school board and superintendent to let me teach a curriculum that doesn’t hurt kids, but they had other fish to fry. So I’m going to quit, I think.
I’ve come slowly to understand what it is I really teach: A curriculum of confusion, class position, arbitrary justice, vulgarity, rudeness, disrespect for privacy, indifference to quality, and utter dependency. I teach how to fit into a world I don’t want to live in."

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"I Quit, I Think" - John Taylor Gatto's very public resignation letter from the NYC public school system
educationrevolution.org/blog/i

Dumbing Us Down John Taylor Gatto 

"Under the guise that it is the same thing as education, schooling has been picking our pockets. One of the surest ways to recognize real education is by the fact that doesn't cost very much, doesn't depend on expensive toys or gadgets. The experiences that produce it and the self-awareness that propels it are nearly free.It's hard to turn a dollar on education, but schooling is a wonderful hustle."

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Dumbing Us Down John Taylor Gatto 

"School divides and classifies people, demanding they compete with one another....and the bottom line for the winners is that they can buy more stuff!"

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Dumbing Us Down John Taylor Gatto 

"The US has now become a nation of institutions and networks, whereas it used to be a nation of communities....no vibrant communities can come into being where young and old are locked away."

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Dumbing Us Down John Taylor Gatto 

"School...destroys communities by relegating the training of children to a handful of certified experts."

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Dumbing Us Down John Taylor Gatto 

It rings a bell and a young man in the middle of writing a poem must close his notebook and move to another cell.

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Dumbing Us Down John Taylor Gatto 

Was it possible I had been hired not to increase children's power but to diminish it? ...slowly I began to realize that the bells and the confinement, the crazy sequences, the age-segregation, the lack of privacy, the surveillance, and all the rest of schooling were designed to prevent children from learning how to think and act, to coax them into addiction and dependent behavior.

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"School is a 12 year prison sentence."
-John Taylor Gatto in Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling archive.org/details/DumbingUsD

"Warren embraces progressivism at home but not abroad, following in a long line of liberal chauvinists who elevate their compatriots over the rest of the world."

inthesetimes.com/article/eliza

CW for the discussion of violent acts, including genocidal ones, that she's supported.

All revolutionary acts are unto the end of all revolutionary action, which is to say they are unto the end of a need for revolutionary acts.

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