These days everyone seems to be rather busy being anti-this and anti-that and anti-everything-in-between.

You know what? I'd rather people tell me what they actually stand *for*, not everything they are *against*.


Thank you for all your contributions! ❤️

@fribbledom The one that do that don't stand for anything. That's why they are anti everything. I stand for my God and my country.


I am *for*...

- supporting small brands/vendors
- DIY for cost saving, and personal satisfaction
- doing things the **hard** way

@fribbledom I'm pro-socialism!

@fribbledom I'm for
- communism
- anarchy
and by extension, or, as motivation
- making sure everyone gets food & housing
- making sure earth sustains life

@fribbledom I stand for free software, open hardware, and open firmware.

@fribbledom a bit hard for cybertech types. the proper default is to block all then permit selectively.

@fribbledom Much love friend. It starts with you.

@fribbledom No, I'm not an "anti" person. I'm *for* locking up all those people who don't agree with me.

See, it's much more positive when you say it like that.

@fribbledom I'm pro think for yourself and open source projects

@fribbledom -pro-horny
-pro-frozen vegetables

@fribbledom I stand (at times), for sitting down too long makes my ass hurt!

I no longer traipse through the federated timeline because it's a toot-by-toot confirmation that there is a link between social media use and depression. Life is exhausting and messed up enough sometimes without someone recklessly tooting why my day should be worse. While misery may indeed need company, I'll be off solo. Better to be alone than to be in bad company.

@fribbledom I stand for helping with open source projects, to name some Qubes-OS & GrapheneOS. If I can't help - I donate.

@fribbledom I’m pro-abortion!

Wait no, this was supposed to be positive and uplifting.

@fribbledom they're afraid of being ostracized by the people who are anti that thing.

@fribbledom Things I'm for:
Science! Not just the wondrous conclusions, but the painstaking details, methods, and the people who figured them out

The wonderful and tragic endeavors of formal logicians

Art and its ability to be fun, thoughtful, and/or able to cause us to exist in new ways

Respect and aloha for people who are respectful to you

Writing metafiction

Wearing a mask in public in a pandemic

Getting enough sleep

Regularly keeping up with the people you know, especially since regular life has been disrupted

Seeing the best in a sincere effort

@amsomniac @fribbledom how do anarchy and communism fit together? They seem like opposites

@fribbledom I stand for the power of public key cryptography to give us a foolproof and easy way to assert our own authority without the need for central powers and organizations. I stand for anarchy and a sensible avoidance of hierarchy wherever possible. I stand for the importance of friendship, camradery and actually giving significant aid to your friends, which many times is only possible when friends are living nearby. I stand for our right to have a childhood we can look fondly back on. In summary, I’m very supportive of any effort to ensure that nobody like me ever has to exist again.

Wait shit that was supposed to be positive and uplifting too.

@fribbledom I am for the rise of R'lyeh, the return of Cthulhu, madness and terror for the final days of Man.

Oh, sure, you complain, but it's better than the Republican platform.

@fribbledom ah, but stating what you’re *for* opens you up to attack and straw man arguments!

(I’m only half-joking)

@fribbledom I'm for breakfast and coffee.

Yes, I've low standards (in the morning) 😜



@fribbledom are you a barber ?

@fribbledom I stand for peace and quiet and heavy metal.

@fribbledom I stand for bacon, FOSS, and sometimes my friends.

@nickchuckwalter anarchy involves abolishing unjust/oppressive hierarchies, and communism involves collectively owning the ability to make and distribute stuff. So reincorporating a company as a worker-owned co-op is a move in the anarchocommunist direction, workplace democracy can be... in general finding ways around Capital and the State to meet people's needs and empower the 99% ^_^

@cy @fribbledom Which kind?

I am for honesty and challenging my own views. I am for socialism and eating the rich. I am for public code for public money.

Reason, life, freedom

I'm pro a healthy balance between consensus and dissensus. As you rightly point out, there is a worrying skew towards the latter.

@amsomniac so is it like people form these groups organically. Like it’s not part of the government right?

@nickchuckwalter exactly, the idea is a basically a commune of communes, at least, the way I see it. I think reading Murray Bookchin's The Next Revolution and then of course the Communist Manifesto in order set me to this way of thinking

@nickchuckwalter @amsomniac @fribbledom Basically: Everyone does what's best for the whole society, without anyone having to tell them to.

@Parnikkapore @amsomniac @fribbledom huh ok. What happens if someone goes against what’s best for everyone?

@nickchuckwalter @Parnikkapore @fribbledom this is a question I've been thinking about a lot recently esp. in the context of police terrorism. I've been reading prison abolition texts and learning about transformative justice, here's a resource collection on that (can't vouch for everything there):

That's probably due to loss aversion: people focus more on avoiding things that could worsen their situation than on things that could improve it.

I'm superduper in favour of (myself and everyone else) understanding the human mind better so I can deal with humans better. Partially because I find humans hard to deal with otherwise, and partially because I think it'd help everyone get along better.

Also in favour of people getting along. And problem-solving. Problem-solving rules.


Oh, here's something I'm in favour of:

People courageous enough to risk government retaliation in order to do the right thing, according to scientific consensus *and* human compassion.

I'm also super against people ignoring both of these and arguing based on some ideology or other.

That guy deserves a medal -- and a law not just legalizing but mandating such services.

@fribbledom I think most of my anti can just be summarized as anti capitalist and the things I stand for are a much longer list o.o many of the things I stand for are things that will undoubtedly lead to me standing against other things, and that’s more of where things start to devolve

@fribbledom So anti-anti, dude!