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thinking about killing god, but, like, as a bit.

As is well established, apotropaic (harm-averting) devices in the ancient world were frequently based upon the ridiculous (lit. laughable, from Latin rīdēre, to laugh) — e.g. the oversized phallus, images of a derided Other, anasyrma, or zoological improbabilities. We see a continuation of this tradition in modern contexts through the memes and shitposts used to "clear the air" in our online spaces. In this essay, I will

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also in case u didnt know: sand cats are just cat fennecs

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OrgSpace is a social media instance on the Mastodon network built by, and for, community organizers. We believe social media is a critical tool for political education, relationship building, mobilizing folks; however, facebook, twitter and other mainstream networks have opted time and again for profit and commercializing personal data regardless of the consequences.

Mastodon is a decentralized, but federated network. This means that when you join, you get to interact with everyone you choose to on the wider Mastodon network; but you also get to see locally scoped content (from this instance) and help build a network particularly focused on building community and organizing those around us against oppressive systems and towards a society rooted in equity and global justice.

Setting up this instance has been a project of PDX Outreach for Justice, but we want this to be a global network of organizers and welcome moderators, admins, and engineers, and others who would be interested in contributing and shaping this process

Special thanks for the custom emoji:

  • @[email protected] for all the incredible custom flan emojis!
  • joint by Ian Ransley from the Noun Project