PV 4 Thoughts, changes Show more
So, if you’ve been following me for awhile, you’ve heard me talk about my project PV4, which is Play Vicious 4.
I started it a couple of years ago with the intention of it being a media site that posts stories about all kinds of cool stuff. In part it will still be that.
However after talking to a of really smart people and examing my own motivations for building, I decided to expand what PV4 is going to be. Check it out here: https://www.patreon.com/Are0h
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.
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.
I love #introductions. Let me do a proper one.
I'm Ro. I design, develop, overthink and on occasion, make beats. Check out: https://thetwelfth.house And before you ask, yes. I am.
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.
We should be celebrating the achievements of all of these folks because what they've accomplished has never been done before, Black or white. We are living in a privileged time to be in an era where we are witness to this kind of talent, drive, intelligence and success against overwhelming odds.
Instead we get salty white men calling LeBron 'disrespectful' for doing something very nice for a fan.
Even when we excel, white people still hate us. That's how racist the US is and always has been.
Serena is one of the greatest, if not the greatest athletes the US has *ever* produced, but she still does not get the benefit of the doubt that any average white player does
LeBron might be the great basketball player the world has ever seen and he came from less than nothing and has helped millions of people, yet white folks go out of their way to remind him he's a 'nigger'.
Obama was everything white people said Black folks should be, but they still want to tear down everything he has done.
One of the first articles I'm going to write once my blog is up and running again is how Obama, LeBron and Serena prove white people believe the American Dream is just for them.
All of these public figures have gone out of their ways to lead exemplary lives under the white gaze and have culture defining careers yet white people *still* hate them.
Yet, they want us to 'celebrate' the racist sex offender they put in office. And it's not the first time.
The hypocrisy is fucking absurd.
LOL, and of course Utah's announcers go straight racist before finding out the story and still didn't want to admit they were just wrong.
Yet another example of how white folks sit in wait for opportunities to police and harass Black people who are doing absolutely nothing wrong, and in the case of Lebron, even doing some good in the world.
Of course this means I'll have to upgrade my hardware so I have a workhorse production station for video, music and podcasting but it'll be worth it to be able to consistently get our thoughts, ideas, shenanigans etc out there.
Social has served it's purpose as a means to carve out our own particular niche in the fedi, so now it's time to push even more with some original content so folks can really see what direction we're going in.
Ha, the work never stops.
So much fantastic insight, critical social theory and cultural discussions come out of PV on a daily basis to the point I'm going to shift a lot more to creating content in the next few months.
My biggest thing is infrastructure because I want us to be in full control of the content we put out, but that's going to be an ongoing process anyway, so I need to start balancing it out with more content creation.
There's just so much to talk about.
Some straightforward steps on de-Googling the Web and optimizing for people and not metrics (which you can still collect, don’t let Google tell you otherwise). (https://v2.jacky.wtf//post/c1630f38-ff2a-436f-b8a9-5ef0798bbd09)
tech, fashPol Show more
Just a reminder that tech companies move heaven and earth to keep children from seeing boobs, but pretend like deplatforming queerphobes, supremacists, and literal nazis is an unassailable technical challenge.
At one point the internet was literally mostly porn, and it's still way harder to filter porn than fash stuff. The decision to let fascism proliferate on the internet was an intentional decision, for god's sake quit giving the techbros who made these decisions ANY benefit of the doubt. Look at the ugly ugly truth, stare it in the face, it's good for healing from gaslighting. The internet doesn't suck, techbros suck.
Trump mocked by world leaders at NATO meeting.
The world knows a joke when they see it.
I've updated my gofundme. If you share that would be so appreciated ^__^
I have to quickly leave Spain and do my visa from outside the country. New unexpected costs I now need to cover.
@Are0h its like when ppl can't understand the republicans these days. it's *for the power* in its own sake. not for "ruling" but how they intend to rule
I would be the most boring tyrant ever. My weapons wouldn't be star ships and lasers, but bureaucracy and mediocre goods.
The policy I would author would be about increasing dependency on my goods. Hell, I would even have a GREAT employment package so I could get he best minds to maintain and produce my goods.
Not to improve anyone's life, because I am EVIL after all, but to maintain my stranglehold on what people need to live.
And I would be as low-key as possible. Almost no profile.
For real, if I was the leader of the Empire or whatever, I would scrap most of the Star Destroyers, reduce the military to a specialized, quick strike task force and invest most of my resources into make cheap, sustainable goods for the planet worlds I want to conquer and give them favorable terms to use said goods initially and then just creep over time until the become dependent on the machine.
Same result, just a lot less waste, useless conflict and massaging ego.
A boring conquest.
Your favorite person's favorite person.
Social is the primary social media platform for the forth coming fourth version of Play Vicious, a new initiative built to bring attention to the plethora of creative acts that don't get the shine they deserve.
For more details about the project and how to support, go here.