I should write another #introductions post since I lost the original from last year
Hi I'm Kamiten, a leucistic Aberts squirrel. I'm about as boring as it gets; a cishet white guy. I've been involved in #furry for about 22 years now; my closest friends since high school have nearly all been LGBT.
Yanno I said this five minutes ago but the more I lay here the hungrier I'm getting. French toast needs making.
debunking some recent "news" about Parler in the west
You may be seeing headlines that say shit like "Parler is back thanks to this Russian company" or it may be more explicitly russophobic and just say "by Kremlin-linked company" etc.
Fact check: Here's what is actually going on now.
1. Parler has a landing page back up, not their social service.
2. A company called DDOSGuard (which is physically located in Russia, but provides services to anyone with money including many fascists) starts providing them a DDOS protection service (not actually hosting the site, but hiding their ip and taking the bulk of network attacks aimed at them).
3. Western media is more upset that they are Russian than the fact that they are aiding fascists.
Anglosphere journalism sees the word Russia in 2021 and still can't help but start foaming at the mouth and start accusing everything of being a Russian conspiracy. Because they can't conceptualize white supremacy as being a real inside threat to their society, despite their society being steeped in it.
fuck DDOS-Guard but because they provide services to fascists, not because they're ethnically fucking Russian ffs
Guess who grabbed blueberries after stopping at the post office. This guy.
how I feel about elections, meme
No matter which group of people control the government, they're gonna do *some* evil shit. While it's worth getting rid of the ones who deliberately hurt marginalized folk to secure consent, it's also worth remembering that the 'nice' ones who don't do that also fight the people who push back against the evil shit even they do. And that counterinsurgency is ignored or endorsed by centrist liberals who would demonize the same acts from a right-wing government.
I think it's important that no matter where you come from it should be okay to dream the same dreams as the Soviets. They may not have achieved them for a variety of reasons, but it's still a vision of the future we all want.
Making a phone call is one of the easiest things I can knock off these lists and also the activity I'm most anxious about.
Should I even spoiler tag the Greek Pantheon I mean it's been out 2500 years, if you haven't seen it already...