Julia. Chicago-born Chicagoan. Fiction writer working mostly in short and flash fictions. Barista. Disgustingly positive and ridiculously affectionate. Genderless butch dyke. Anarcho-syndicalist communist. Atheist. NT-passing autistic. They/them and she/her pronouns are both fine. 19. Current college senior studying fiction writing and British Romanticism. This blog is an amalgamation of politics and personal posts. Anon is always on, and is completely available for any and all questions or needs.

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queercommunist:

ah yes, Economy 2: the economy of pot farmers and mob bosses and bank robbers 2K14

look, im a seventeen year old from portland. this theory is my personal experience. i think i would know about mob bosses and bank robbers

my thing is, even if you DO know about mob bosses and bank robbers….so what?????? like that doesn’t validate a claim of how an economy operates. i don’t suddenly get economies because i often buy fries at mcdonald’s and see workers working and hand them money.

voidlesscreams replied to your post “ah yes, Economy 2: the economy of pot farmers and mob bosses and bank…”

i can’t believe a real underworld lumpen is blogging lmao

yeah honestly my problem isn’t even with the idea of a lumpenproletariat, it’s with the idea that they operate in their own form of an economy and that that economy is so DIFFERENT from the regular economy in which most people work that a whole new category has any real use. like, i get the category. but it just isn’t useful and doesn’t tell us anything.

like, take a pot dealer for instance. they work on profit margins, organizing their growing plans to run their operation as efficiently as they can afford. if they have enough capital (plants, seeds, growing equipment) they can create a network of people they pay to distribute their drugs FOR them, to further broaden their net of customers. they may decide to try to run as large an operation as possible because the labor required to grow two plants isn’t worth the profit they gain from them. in order to pay small distributors and still make a profit, the original dealer takes most of the money, meaning the distributor may add labor value (by processing the plants) and does the leg work, but never shares in the profits from the plants. in other words, the small distributor is robbed of part of the value of his labor.

legality aside, this differs very little from a fast food business model. i open a restaurant. i make a ton of money- capital. with that capital i buy another store, or maybe rent another storefront, and there i hire workers  to continue the work of making burgers and fries. in order to make a profit i have to make money on the LABOR of the people beneath me. i can’t just make money on the food- i have to make money on the time that person is there. they have to create a surplus of value for me. that’s not much different from the first model of a drug dealer expanding a network. and so on and so on- let’s say i open a chain of franchises, owned by maybe two people, who still give me a cut of their profits for using my name, recipes, etc (another form of capital i’ve built up).

ALSO ALSO ALSO drug dealers interact with the regular economy on a daily basis. they have to use legal currency to buy their own food, many of them don’t have other jobs (not saying that to be a dick, but because if they make enough money selling pot there’s no real reason to) so they can use unemployment benefits/SNAP benefits/sometimes housing benefits if they’re careful. the major distinction between the first kind of economy and the second is that one is illegal, but drug dealers still use the same money and tactics for making money as everyone else. they get money for a service and a good. and they WORK for their money (their money usually doesn’t work for them, and most people never get that big setup I was talking about earlier) so they’re still just working class. you don’t have to be in a legal workplace to be a member of the working class- you just have to not be owning class/ruling class/whatever you want to call it. so i get the whole lumpenprole idea, but it doesn’t really hold up and i think it makes claims (one: that there is a separate economy lumpens operate within, and two: that that economy is different enough to make lumpens not just working class) that don’t really hold up to any real consideration.

ah yes, Economy 2: the economy of pot farmers and mob bosses and bank robbers 2K14

missespeon:

my brain: there is literaly a 0 percent chance the fictional shit from creepy games will show up irl in your kitchen

me: but its dark and scary

blo:

some of u guys rly need this 

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gambler-x:

THIS WAS LITERALLY THE BEST COMIC I HAVE EVER HAD THE SINCEREST PLEASURE TO READ.

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squided:

lenkagamin-e:

squided:

It’s almost fall you know that means we will all be needing some

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dont bring this back

I waited an entire year to make this post.  It’s coming back.

voidlesscreams:

i look like someone who would be like an office max manager

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhmygod YOU’RE SO CUTE I’M SORRY BUT WHAT THE FUCK YOU’RE SO CUTE YOUR HAIR OHMYGOD

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voidlesscreams:

i look like someone who would be like an office max manager

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhmygod YOU’RE SO CUTE I’M SORRY BUT WHAT THE FUCK YOU’RE SO CUTE YOUR HAIR OHMYGOD

barbieprivilege:

when ppl i’m not close with start a story while holding the bluntimage

marxvx:

anarcho-animeism:

dance dance revolution has always disappointed me.  where is the death of the owning class and wage-slavery? this is no revolution of mine. liberals

if i cant dance dance its not my revolution

wood-groove replied to your post “i’m (not actually) sorry that i’m posting so many personal posts…”

Sorry not sorry I keep liking all your personal posts

omg no that’s totally fine! it’s nice actually :)

i’m (not actually) sorry that i’m posting so many personal posts because it’s my blog BUT i am sorry if it’s annoying you. i’m just super sleepy and doing homework and so sleepy

my birthday is in 5 days and i still haven’t figured out what i wanna do yet but i’m so bad at making plans. one of my best friends is great at planning but she’s too busy to plan and my girlfriend is great at planning but she’s far away. i’m great at following things through but setting them up? lol. if it’s more than about a five-step process i’m useless at figuring out how i’m gonna do it. this is why i usually just jump into decisions but i wanna have FUN for my 20th so it’s not like picking a job or a college where i can just sorta do it and figure out if i like it later

"yo, manhattan subway rats are the size of small dogs tbh" autumn this makes me wanna cry

queenxwitch


marxvx:

it varies between station (plus they’re never actually on the platform, just the tracks). the lower level of west 4 has mad rats i think i saw a coyote tbh

i once saw a rat trying viciously to eat its own two-foot-long tail on the tracks of the red line. cities are nothing to fuck with

really love “happy” and the idea of the song and its whole positivity vibe

really annoyed @ pharell as a human being