PV 4 Thoughts, changes
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.
This is some racist shit.
I have to 'earn' decency from some random white woman who was exceedingly rude to me because I refused to hear her defense of bigots?
LOL, white people are insane. This only makes sense in the mind of someone who doesn't like Black folks.
She sounds like the wife of a plantation owner.
**Meet the evangelicals pushing back against Trump**
"Activists are trying to convince fellow believers that President Donald Trump is unworthy of their adulation."
Work related - The SF ISP choice ordinance is alive and well, and we're coming for Oakland next
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friend of mine on facebook said:
"Like most Black folks, Candyman really be minding his business as long as you keep his name outta your mouth"
Patreon & donation links, boosts appreciated
Oh hey it's almost the end of the month.
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Laying out receipts from progressive white folks and comparing them to random bigots in the context where we don't see eye to eye is an interesting exercise because not just how similar they are, but many are almost verbatim.
Same posture, same tone, same aggression, hell even the same language in many cases.
It's just interesting seeing how much the views of people who profess to be far left are parallel to folks who are far right.
The similarities are... striking.
I think about intersections a lot because I want to have a high level of understanding when it come to how bigotry intersects so I can be more effective at building communal spaces.
I often find myself disappointed in white progressives b/c not only do they not see the value in our common struggle, but will violently defend their whiteness if one doesn't prioritize theirs specifically.
And this is the reaction of any common racist. Valuing their humanity above all is a core pillar of racism.
And this in alleged progressive spaces. This is from people who have experienced some form of marginalization from being a woman, gay, trans, etc etc.
It's kind of remarkable how quickly people express some experience about being treated poorly because of their identity revert to very common racist tropes when they feel threatened.
A lot of times I cannot differentiate between a conservative white dude and a trans white woman b/c of how quickly they fall back on the same type of racism.
I can't save every racist, anti-black thing people send me because I'd run out of space, but I do have a pretty sizeable collection receipts of folks being blatantly hateful.
It's interesting juxtaposing messages against each other and seeing how bigots really do say the same things over and over again, but believe they are being novel.
One day I'm gonna make a space specifically for all these shots so folks can see how a common thread on the fedi is just plain racism.
@Are0h it’s weird they’re making PV seem larger and more threatening than it actually is to excuse their narrative. Feels familiar.
Humor, racism, ignorance
Here's the thing though. Ha, I'm actually on the spectrum. I don't talk about it a lot because I feel others do it better.
But again, the reality of what I am doesn't matter when folks want to rail against the Angry Black Guy™
And it just kind of makes me laugh because it's literally people just validating each other's lies.
I often go through my receipts just to stay on top of who has gone out of their way to defame PV or me specifically.
One thing that is consistent between them all is they all have conversations with a completely made up version of what I am rather than dealing with me as a person.
Yeah, I know what it is, but that pattern always strikes me and makes me laugh.
People literally make up a reason to dislike me because the version of Ro they rant about only exists in their minds.
This weeks causeascene podcast has a GREAT conversation about how white trans folks going into queer spaces made by queer black and brown people tends to flip the scale and can actually end up causing harm to the black and brown folks due to the whiteness not being recognized by the white queer folks in said spaces and fr
y’all should listen