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.
I don't regret any of the last 3 years as a Masto admin because I learned a ton of shit and met a lot of really cool people I wouldn't have otherwise.
Running Social has also given me much confidence in my ability to build and manage my own community, which I will always be grateful for.
But I can no longer use a platform in good conscience that has proven to have no interest in the safety or concerns of marginalized and targeted communities.
So it's just time to move on.
So PV is moving away from Mastodon because it's a flaming pile of horse shit but we're still gonna be around as we continue to push forward with our own community until the new platform gets done.
Social is gonna be up for another few weeks before I take it down and focus on internal projects so if you'd still like to support and stay updated on the latest check out https://www.patreon.com/Are0h
For the good folks that don't like Patreon use https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Are0h or $Are0h at CashApp
Ha, I see a lot of tokens caping for the fedi and all I'm gonna say about it is this:
You can like all the anime, video games, classic music and furries you want.
If you're Black/Brown, the fedi hates you and your only value to it is to be a shield for the obviousness of their complicity with racism in this place.
You have been warned.
I mean... I mostly feel sympathy for the folks that believe the unrelenting whiteness of the fedi and their lukewarm and often ineffective... let's call it 'efforts' to combat racism is the best that can be done.
It doesn't even remotely scratch the service of what is possible.
I think the collective proximity to whiteness has lowered everyone's expectations to the floor.
I find that very sad. People just don't want better for themselves.
I can't understand that.
The ultimate legacy of Mastodon is that it provided yet another tool for racists to spread their hate through the inaction and quite frankly submissiveness of the community around it.
The tone Mastodon set allowed for other bigots to follow suite, i.e. Pleroma, Pixelfed, PeerTube, etc.
These are all tools that bigots have created and used to spread hate.
Because hate is the primary identifying characteristic of the fedi.
And that's all it will ever be.
The fedi is a racist place not because its hard to root out racism. It's been pretty easy to identify where the centers are coming from.
The fedi is racist because it wants to be racist.
It's not rocket science. It just is what it is.
People in the fedi like being hateful, angry and bigoted. It's just simple math.
The fedi itself is microcosm of Western society and it's unrelenting patience it has for violent hate and bigotry.
It's still here because people like it.
I've said this before and I'll say it again.
The fedi is just a racist place.
Sure, people have the right buzz words in their bios and all that but it's been three years and the fedi still has the same virulently racist problem it had when I first set up PV.
People say the right things in public but they conspire behind the scenes to harass Black/Brown folks.
And it's not GAB centric people. It's your friends, your mutuals, your faves.
That's why nothing is being done about it.
It was three years ago today when I was in Cancún, Mexico trying to get over the end of a 5 year relationship that I decided to set up PV social.
I'm not saying I'm the best admin on the Fedi, but I am saying if you gave me two weeks, I'd have masto.social cleaned up without that much effort.
The problem with masto social isn't an explicitly difficult one.
They just cater to bigots and have enough tokens on their mod team to shield them from meaningful critique on their lack of effort.
All Gargron has done is replicate Twitter for bigots who don't want to be moderated.
That's the legacy of Mastodon.
Ha, days like today is when how full of shit all your fave PROGRESSIVES are.
They pick moments like these to show how 'empathetic' they are while Black/Brown folks continue to get harassed, abused and run off of social platforms on a daily basis.
They want 'compassion' for bigots that enable violent hate and mass death but will chastise marginalized groups for not responding gracefully to constant torment.
Days like today show how regressive and hateful the Fedi truly is.
LOL, people are UPSET folks do not want to Trump to recover?
I remember when white people celebrated the death of Trayvon Martin. I remember when they mocked his death endlessly.
White people said Breyonna Taylor and George Floyd deserved to die.
Flint still doesn't have clean water.
The idea white Americans have any moral standing to dictate who should and shouldn't receive empathy and compassion if a fucking joke.
They have been celebrating death since the slave ships.
Here, take this. https://www.bytewellness.com/