It occurred to me today that the mint plant I keep on my windowsill is strangely emblematic of modern life. A plastic tub full of water is not it's natural habitat and it doesn't get enough sun to fully mature. It stretches itself into a shape that allows it to survive, if not thrive, and as a result if I planted it in soil and put it in the sun it might die from the shock. Still, life finds a way ...
If someone starts assassinating my character, spreading lies about me, trying to turn people against me, my first instinct is to panic and try to fix it. Especially when it happens, as it does at times, in the context of community organizing. What I've learned from all my failed attempts is simply this; don't feed the trolls. If a person's goal is to upset me, I win by keeping my balance. If a person's goal is to make me waste my time defending myself from their bullshit, I win by ignoring them.
"#Facebook is not your friend, it is a surveillance engine" - Richard Stallman.
I see #TheSpinoff don't have social media display cards yet for images in their articles, so here's that drug policy spectrum diagram without you having to hit their CDN
More #StarWars editorializing
See, it's not that #TLJ didn't have the raw materials of an amazing Star Wars movie. It just didn't seem to know how to put them together, without breaking the universe, and our suspension of disbelief. https://mastodon.nzoss.nz/media/hXZh55Ij0Gi_9yN5co0