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I could write an entire other thing on how LA stole all the water from the Owens valley and basically killed an entire agricultural region off. They’re getting ready to do the exact same thing to the San Joaquin valley but I don’t wanna do a writeup in defence of White farmers in the valley given they are basically settlers and to this day they oppress tf out of immigrant labour. A fight between the reactionary city libs and the reactionary (mostly White) rural farm owners is a fight i truly do not give a fuck about. It’s kind of a “play stupid games win stupid prizes” moment


they have such a long history of this. they did this massive to the Black community some decades ago, moving a lot of them up to the desert so they could gentrify neighbourhoods and build more freeways. the defence industry was supposed to provide all these great jobs for everybody in the desert, but they didn’t and basically the high desert region just because even poorer and more disaffected.

they’re doing it again btw. the new mayor has the cops telling unhoused people to move up to the desert and guess what? i have something like 50 solar plants i manage in that area and now all the wire has been stolen from nearly all of them because the cops sent a bunch of unhoused people to camp up there with no resources and they’re desperate.

which is funny lol. we have insurance, i don’t care if they wanna steal our wire, but that being said, it’s extremely dangerous for them to be doing that and I’m really afraid i’m gonna find a dead person who got electrocuted someday


It’s really interesting. I have lived here for a long time, and I have lived in different major cities in the state. I was here in 2020 when we were getting arrested protesting, and I have supported strikes and done other on-the-ground organising with the org i used to be a part of.

I think it’s really important to remember that the vast majority of the people in this city, by population, are struggling working class, non-white people. The people who hold power are viscious liberals who engage in the some of the most naked cutthrought neoliberal politics imaginable, but the people are not. I think that most of the population in the cities is not inherently reactionary. There’s just nobody who has presented them with a coherent left wing project so most of them are just disaffected and not engaged politically.

Among people in my social circle (20-30 year old queer people) the realities of the US’s criminal history aren’t controversial. The problem I run into is more the indoctrination against “authoritarianism” which everybody gets a healthy dose of in school, that being said, if you bring up the Black Panthers, it’s pretty easy to get people on board because everybody respects what that group did.

I guess what I’m saying, is that I feel it’s much easier to organise a large volume of struggling warehouse/service industry workers than it is to organise the rural folks who are still in complete denial about the genocide and imperialism they are directly benefitting from. People in the city benefit from it t0o, but it’s much easier to get them to understand and reckon with that whereas the rural folks seem to be more strongly attached to the myth of personal success and more invested in reaction.

My point is, a united front against fascism could be organised across tendency boundaries in the city. There are people doing this work, but it’s hard and we need more.


I was ranting abt this this morning so I thought I'd make a post abt it. I know everybody probably knows all this but I just wanted to write it. The city of Los Angeles was, as with most of the US, built upon the genocide of non white people, but the degree to which is completely obscene and not talked abt in American education. Long before any europeans came to California, the site of downtown LA was home to a massive Native American settlement called Yaanga. It was considered one of the most important trading posts in the southwest and people as far away as Yuma, AZ (several hundred miles) knew of a giant tree which stood at the heart of it. And then the Spanish came. The spanish created what should really be known as a concentration camp but is called a Mission and rounded up the Native Americans to work in it in slavery. Using this labour, they built what would before the first city of Los Angeles. After the Spanish-Mexican war, the land was sold to developers and the village forcibly evicted across the river. Never ones to be outdone in a genocide, the Americans took the city in the mid 1800s. While the Spanish had had a program of forced-assimilation, elimination, and slavery, the Americans just insituted a program of elimination. The first governor of California said "that a war of extermination will continue to be waged between the races until the Indian race becomes extinct must be expected." The Americans paid bounties, subsidised by the federal government, to anybody who killed Native Americans. The Los Angeles City Council approved the burning of the Native American settlement to the ground one night. Most of the people moved throughout the city into improvised living encampments near where they worked (unpaid Native American labour was still heavily relied on by the early city). This was also around the height of Chinese migration to California. Chinese immigrants were housed in a dedicated part of the city near where the Native Americans had once been forced to live. This area became Chinatown which today is all good and wholesome 💯 reddit chungus. However the Americans hated the Chinese too. In fact, Chinese Americans were not allowed to be buried properly at all and were instead dumped into unmarked mass graves. After railroad construction was finished, the new train station was constructed with the goal of eliminating Chinatown from the city. The LA Times said: "Union Station would not be built in the "midst of Chinatown" but rather would "forever do away with Chinatown and its environs."" Today, as the city builds its new subway lines, bones of Chinese and Native American victims of American genocide are unearthed. So many people were killed that nobody even knows where they are. Anyways, that's enough out of me, but growing up here, they would take us on tours of these spanish slave camps "Missions" and be like, "oh look they taught the Natives to read!!! how wholesome!!!" The American education system does a shit job of informing people about the bloody history that occured, in many cases, right under our feet where we go about our lives today. I know everybody here knows this, but holy fuck is it disturbing.

yup. it’s really sad, and it’s also terrifying to me as a minority person

edit: i should mention that a LOT of countries sterilise trans people. like, it’s a requirement to transition in a LOT of places


I posted about this on one of my subreddits too. Time to get the ban hammer out for the comment section


There is a eugenics org in the US that sterilises people with addiction issues
*cw: addiction, suicide, eugenics* Big surprise! They sterilise People of Colour at twice the rate of the average population! ![](https://lemmygrad.ml/pictrs/image/45a3ef5d-08ad-47dd-b4b4-bee6196d5ec7.png) The liberal media mostly loves this. They have received glowing praise from the LA Times, NPR, and other American state media. [It is funded by a right wing oil billionaire. ](https://www.forbes.com/sites/clareoconnor/2010/10/19/right-wing-billionaire-sponsors-sterilization-for-drug-addicts/?sh=45c82d1337e8) Perfect example of neoliberalism creating the material conditions for a problem to *exist in the first place* then "solving" it by depriving the victims of their rights. When I was struggling with heroin addiction, I remember seeing their advert at the syringe exchange. They offered me $200 to get sterilised. A person who is poor, addicted, and in this position can't properly consent to something like that when they need that money to survive. Overall, I find this disgusting asf. It reminds me of the Canadian thing where they incentivise disabled people to kill themselves. Once again a glaring reminder that capitalism is in fact, a death cult. **Edit:** I wanted to add this quote from the person who started this organisation: *"We don’t allow dogs to breed. We spay them. We neuter them. We try to keep them from having unwanted puppies, and yet these women are literally having litters of children"*



uwu i’m still here! i’ve been going through all kinds of shit lately changing jobs and stuff lol. i have neglected my online duties




idfk i usually do one of a few things

sometimes i write in Juan Guiado (if the US loves him so much, then they can elect him)

sometimes i write in a nice encouraging note to the ballot counter (“you are a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day” this does two things, it’s super annoying cause it has to be manually reviewed, and also maybe some random person will smile)

sometimes when it’s like a local election there’s actually a tiny bit of incremental good that can happen so i vote for those sometimes like in a school board situation where there’s someone who will do a better free lunch program or something small like that

hoenstly this year i just threw the entire ballot in the trash. i’m too discouraged to even go through it


alright, here is what I will do. for the time being, I will make the archive available in an sqlite format. it will have text and comments + URLs for videos and images

in a second archive I will include images by submission I’d

in a third archive I will place videos

I should have time to get it together and up on my site during the last week of this month>


probably going to do the lemmy archive community idea. i could provide it as a download, but it would be massive lol, it’s a lot of content.


ya it would but i’m a terrible web admin so we’ll see if it happens lol



epically based! yes indeed


I used to but I stopped hosting it because it was clunky (i wrote it in PHP lmfao)

I think a lemmy instance would be much nicer looking. I think either a GZD archive community here or a dedicated archive instance that is federated would be nice.


Hi everybody!! I have the archive of everything ever posted on r/GenZedong, and I would like to eventually get it online for when the subreddit eventually gets banned (inevitable lol). would people use it? do people want it? what does everybody think? uwu (actual photo of me at the genzedong archive)

it does and federation is working


i wonder how long before some redditors start fucking with it


ya, i’ve thought about doing that but it kind of defeats the point of using matrix. im still undecided on it


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**As of yesterday, GenZedong now has its own Matrix homeserver!** genzedong.org We're beginning creating a matrix space on this homeserver. Hopefully in a week or so that will be ready to launch! If anybody has ideas or contributions, please let me know!!

tysm to u/Ancient_Might_5820 for suggesting the picture!!!


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Hi everybody! It's been a while since this community was established and well, it's grown and come to be a thing on its own. c/GenZedong is a lot more than a mirror of a subreddit now, and as such, we would love to have more moderator involvement from the community. If you are interested in becoming a moderator here, please reply to this post, message me here or any of the platforms in my bio. It's a pretty light moderation workload, but it's important that this place reflect all of those who participate so much in making it awesome :) Thanks!

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Welcome again to everybody! Make yourself at home <3 In the time honoured tradition of our group, here is our weekly discussion thread! Join our discord https://discord.gg/GenZedong We are excited to announce a new discord server for Trans Communists. Check it out! https://discord.gg/Mppdcmgurq Also check out our telegram https://t.me/real_genzedong! uwu

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Welcome again to everybody! Make yourself at home <3 In the time honoured tradition of our group, here is our weekly discussion thread! Join our discord https://discord.gg/GenZedong We are excited to announce a new discord server for Trans Communists. Check it out! https://discord.gg/WqcjV2sZ Also check out our telegram https://t.me/real_genzedong! uwu

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We now have a new discord for this community! [You can join it here!](https://discord.gg/genzedong) If you are wondering what happened with the old one, you can read all about it in there. A lot of people have joined already, and we're excited about it, so please check it out!

Welcome again to everybody! Make yourself at home <3 In the time honoured tradition of our group, here is our weekly discussion thread! Join our discord https://discord.gg/QA72fD89hb We are excited to announce a new discord server for Trans Communists. Check it out! https://discord.gg/WqcjV2sZ Also check out our telegram https://t.me/real_genzedong! uwu

Welcome again to everybody! Make yourself at home <3 In the time honoured tradition of our group, here is our weekly discussion thread! We are excited to announce a new discord server for Trans Communists. Check it out! https://discord.gg/WqcjV2sZ Also check out our telegram https://t.me/real_genzedong! uwu