[hackerspaces] In defense of Noisebridge (even if I was never there!)

Al Billings albill at openbuddha.com
Thu Jul 3 21:12:26 CEST 2014

On Jul 3, 2014, at 11:36 AM, Mark Janssen <dreamingforward at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 7/3/14, Al Billings <albill at openbuddha.com> wrote:
>> No offense, really, but fuck your politics. :-)
>> Yes, hacking is more than making things. That doesn’t mean that if a space
>> doesn’t embrace some anarchist ideology as its primary motivating force, it
>> isn’t a hackerspace. I’m here to hack. If I want to feed the homeless, I’ll
>> volunteer at a soup kitchen.
> Here's a clue, you can't ride an exponential growth curve on a finite
> planet forever, but yet all the politicians think that GDP should go
> up forever, no.  Growth, without purpose, is cancerous.  Without a
> knowledge of the political issues, you're just another opportunist
> wanting to "keep the party going" (at the expense of the whole).  The
> hackerspace ethos is a major political and economic innovation, so
> fuck your ignorance, "brah".

You should try responding to what I said instead of your little straw man. You think people don’t know what you’re saying so they’re ignorantly objecting to your making a lefty political test and organizational ethos the basis of hackerspaces? Really?

Al Billings
albill at openbuddha.com

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