epicspongee

@epicspongee@midwest.social

Sponge. But epic.

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epicspongee,

No, we left Reddit because of what Spez did to it.

And why did he do that?

epicspongee,

That’s not true at all. Look at any post about landlords or Zelenskyy or “bourgeoisie”. Count the number of pictures or references to guillotines.

This is like a children’s picture book-level of understanding of the differences between these. This same group of people are responsible for getting you things like healthcare, or the 8 hour work week, or fucking paid vacation. Maybe listen to them and read a little more before posting dumbass takes like this.

epicspongee,

Hexbear is very against stochastic violence, which on the left is called “Propaganda of the Deed”

I thought propaganda of the deed was that anarchist thing where they’d do soup kitchens or do cool shit in hopes that the people they help out would become leftists eventually lol

epicspongee,

one doesn’t have to go far to find posts of them comment-bombing in groups, trolling en-masse and generally being rude and abusive to other users. there’s a reason many other users are calling for defederation.

The way I heard them explain it is they don’t have downvotes, so they’re used to replying instead. There’s also a higher number of them as they’re one of the largest Lemmy instances:

You asked about us. We came out in force to answer you. Why is that surprising or evidence of anything? We don’t have a downvote feature, so we’re used to responding when we disagree. And of course we’re going to defend ourselves.

In that post yesterday I didn’t see anybody trolling or really being rude, in fact the top comments were very nice in explaining what was going on and why they thought the way they did.

Do you have some examples of this behavior?

epicspongee,

This is really rude tbh, I haven’t had any interactions with Hexbear users that would warrant this comparison.

epicspongee,

Also note for folks reading: this user is not from midwest.social, they are from lemmy.ml.

epicspongee,

What does this mean lmfao, leftists discuss shit ad nauseum, have you even met a leftist

epicspongee,

However, being bombarded with it 24/7 is a great way to make people numb to politics and stop caring.

I have literally never experienced this.

epicspongee,

BUT neither really believe in good faith discussion, it’s mostly trolling and “dunking”.

I do not like tankies but I have absolutely never experienced this, all tankies typically want to do is discuss theory and history to the point that it’s exhausting. Have you talked to any Trotskyists??

It’s way more present since Hexbear federated in, every first impression is that it’s an alt-right troll farm.

I literally never got this impression, it’s like extraordinarily clear that Hexbear is a leftist instance. From the pronouns in names to the leftist jokes lol.

epicspongee,

What’s the difference between a fascist and an “anarchist” who does everything they can to kneecap the only viable left leaning political party in the US?

Sorry which party is this? Dems are not even a remotely left-leaning party. Joe Biden literally criminalized the rail workers using their legal right to strike.

This is also like a children’s picture book-level of understanding of fascism. As if the Dems’ policy of 4 more years of the status quo could prevent fascism at all. That has literally never worked as a way to combat fascism.

epicspongee,

I’ve participated in dozens of protests. Protests with political organization can lead to change. Protests without political organization are just yelling at a wall.

Protests !== organizing. Organizing achieves political change. Protest does not. Leftists know how to organize, liberals do not.

epicspongee,

Can you define direct action for me? What do you think it is?

epicspongee,

Yes, I understand that Marx and Engels did not have realistic political ideals

Have you read any of Marx? I’m not an ML but if you even glance at Capital you can tell that Marx’s whole schtick was using science to come up with realistic political ideals.

epicspongee,

LMAOOO WHAT?? I’m just using the term they use for themselves.

I ran into a group of Trotskyists once and it turned out they were absurdly boring and wanted me to grab coffee with them for weeks on end before they’d tell me anything, and they apparently read a metric fuckton of theory. So now I know the word Trotskyist. But I guess that makes me a tankie 🤷

epicspongee,

they highly value gender inclusivity.

It’s pretty much exactly what the right wing does.

I’m sorry WHAT

Please tell me this is a shitpost

epicspongee,

Where am I brigading other instances???

epicspongee,

I FUCKING LOVE PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING

It’s also a really wonderful way to get pedestrian safety improvements installed. CDOT really does not love prioritizing pedestrians right now. But alders can order specific infrastructure from them using menu funding. Because pedestrian-friendly infrastructure is liked more by people, wards with participatory budgeting usually have higher amounts of pedestrian infra and safe streets. :D

epicspongee,

Where do they do this? Do you have links? So far what I’ve seen is they comment on posts that go viral on their instances, as they’re allowed to do. I can’t say I’ve had any problems with Hexbear users.

epicspongee,

I live in Chicago lmao. I take the red line regularly. I go allllllllllllllll around the city and have never once had a problem here. The only reason why you hear about crime or shootings as much as you do in the news is 1) because it’s already been sensationalized, and that sets the pattern, and 2) the entire Chicagoland area (including the suburbs, which get news stories blown up too) has a population of about 11.5 million people. Statistically for even a murder rate as low as Chicago’s is (and it’s not even in the top 20 most violent cities in the country), shit’s just going to happen.

As a mod, what are the rules in regards to leftist/socialist communities and posts?

I’m a mod of !leftism, and the last resort preemptive defederation from hexbear has me concerned. As a mod, what are the specific rules that I need to know about to make sure our community fits the guidelines of LemmyWorld? We aren’t a huge community and there aren’t a huge number of posts every day, but I want to see this...

epicspongee,

Please link a source. I haven’t been able to find anything about this.

epicspongee,

@seahorse how do you use these? Struggling to figure out how to do this.

epicspongee,

Agh I gotcha, thank you!

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