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PV 4 Thoughts, changes 

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Look, here’s the thing. I’m not going to say what you want. I have my views and perspectives that I believe in. If you need me to have a specific posture to mimic your particular sensibilities for cooperation, then we’re just not going to get along.

But if you’re about equality, justice and fairness for _all_ peoples, I’m in the fight with you. Every day. Even if you don’t dig me.

My commitment to progress is not based on being liked. I just want us to get free.

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Aye folks. I don't how other instances will operate, but I can promise Social will be a safe space for us to talk openly about issues without wasting effort on people that don't want to listen.

I want honest convo on my instance, but if one cannot do that respectfully and without resorting to childish taunts, they will be shown the door.

I'm the big brother you call when someone is getting on your nerves.

I got your back. Always.

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I love . Let me do a proper one.

I'm Ro. I design, develop, overthink and on occasion, make beats. Check out: And before you ask, yes. I am.

I'm a mediaphile which means I'm always watching or listening to something. Follow and/or for details

I'm also a history buff and I think a lot about social theory. Ha, you've been warned.

Needless to say, I got a lot going on. But I'm pretty cool... generally.

Even stuff like activitypub doesn’t really take into consideration the expirences of how information is shared and spreads in marginalized communities, a lot of the stuff good admins do on here is against the (rightfully so) “spirit of federation”

No, I'm not taking PV down because fuck you, but it's a waste of time trying to mold the Masto enabled fedi community something that isn't so toxic for Black and Brown people.

If you're down with PV now, we're cool and we'll continue to build because it's just time to move forward.

I hope the rest of y'all eat each other.

Fuck you and good day.

I'm exceptionally proud of the work I've done on PV and the new connections I've made (you know who you are) because there isn't another admin on the fedi that could keep this shit going like I have in the face of such consistent hate and abuse.

But the fedi as a whole is garbage. Not because it has to be but rather because it chooses to be.

The fedi enables hate just like any other social media network for the sake of numbers.

Ha, believing that it's different is pure uncut delusion.

The only reason I am still here is because this instance is of value to the people who use it and understand this only the beginning of projects I want to build.

B/c Masto aint it. Masto has consistently been weaponized to the point where I can't recommend it to my friends because it's more resistant to safety that even Facebook and Twitter.

Y'all mother fuckers just hate Black people but don't have the guts to say it, so you enable your bigot friends to do the work.

That's what the fedi is

People talk all this bullshit about SUPPORTING BLACK artists but I still mostly fund PV out of my own pocket. @ArtistMarciaX has given y'all a master's level education FOR FREE on here and she still struggles to get basic shit.

Meanwhile projects led by racists pieces of shit like Pleroma, Pixelfed and even Masto itself have no financial issue.

I've been on this bitch for almost three years and this context has barely moved an inch despite the work of some supremely talented people.

I've been gaslit, lied about, attacked, dog piled, had a few campaigns where folks were emailing my host provider to take Social down, hit with a couple of DDoS attacks and still deal with a consistent group of bigots going after people that follow me to undercut me.

People are right when people say this isn't Twitter because it's worse.

White people have used the fedi to create their own little fiefdoms of hate with no accountability whatsoever.

The idea the fedi is better is a joke.

Ha, if the fedi was all #BlackLivesMatter like I'm seeing today, it wouldn't have a reputation for running off all Black folks that refused to be tokenized.

Y'all are full of shit.

White people give money and that's cool but you rarely, if ever, see white people in the streets taking it to other racists to give Black folks express their voices.

You see white people joining in and sometimes putting themselves between us in the police on rare occasions but there is never a collective action by white people to counter the racists the know are going to react to our actions.

That's how we know white people are full of shit. They allow racists to operate and speak for them

Racists know they can leverage the inherent bias white people have against Black folks at any time to their advantage.

That's how you can watch a person get murdered on camera but still say Black people are 'out of control' when we start protesting.

That's how you can literally record white people starting fires and breaking windows but still arrest Black folks for the crime.

Political slant is irrelevant when it comes to racism. The effort to dehumanize to justify violence is universal

And just like on the fedi, we are seeing the commitment and dedication of racists literally creating the narrative that their PROGRESSIVE white counterparts latch onto to 'criticize' Black folks trying to find justice.

This is why no one trusts the efforts of PROGRESSIVE white people.

They just do not have the same commitment to their cause like their racist counterparts.

White progressiveness is usually performative while practicing racism is not.

It's irrelevant if racists are the minority

The reports we're hearing of white agitators inserting themselves into protests led by Black folks and being the main source of violence is identical to the behavior of white folks on the fedi who infiltrate our communities and attempt to undermine them from the inside.

The context of whiteness is like a fingerprint. It is very easy to recognize these behaviors when they are continuously used to frustrate progress.

asking for help to get away from an abusive living situation, boosts needed

get lit. @ethelsclub put me on and now I’m a customer. black owned, woman owned.

this shit calmed me down last night (

Of course I'd think to edit these shots into something more graphic novel/comic book-esque *way* after I originally edited these shots. Ah well. Better late than never.

asking for help to get away from an abusive living situation, boosts needed 

If you were wanting to still subscribe to my content, I'm pretty sure this is the final way! Hopefully no more bugs!

White people just don't when to shut the fuck up.

remember that talk where morrison says she already knows she’s morally superior to wp and that it was never even in question? yeah lol. she was right.

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