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Anti-gentrification
« on: July 30, 2022, 05:29:47 pm »
(Content from old forum to be reposted at a later date.)

https://www.yahoo.com/news/mexico-city-residents-angered-influx-141741417.html

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An influx of Californians and other Americans has made its way to Mexico City, angering some locals who say they are gentrifying the area, according to a report.
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"You’re a f—ing plague and the locals f—ing hate you. Leave."

The article outlines how Americans have brought a scent of "new-wave" imperialism as taquerias and corner stores have slowly transformed into coffee shops and Pilates studios.
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Bustos later posted a video on TikTok saying that the influx of Americans "stinks of modern colonialism" and nearly 2,000 people responded in agreement.

The problem is compounded by existing Eurocentrism:

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"Mexico is classist and racist," Bustos added. "People with white skin are given preference. Now, if a local wants to go to a restaurant or a club, they don’t just have to compete with rich, white Mexicans but with foreigners too."

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Re: Anti-gentrification
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2022, 11:49:24 pm »
OLD CONTENT

I said we were going to cover this sooner or later, and this encouraging article prompted me to start now:

nypost.com/2019/12/25/city-lawmakers-want-to-impose-gentrification-tax/

Introduction:

www.huffpost.com/entry/a-new-generation-of-anti-gentrification-radicals-are-on-the-march-in-los-angeles-and-around-the-country_n_5a9d6c45e4b0479c0255adec

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Defend Boyle Heights, a coalition of scorched-earth young activists from the surrounding neighborhood — the heart of Mexican-American L.A. — who have rejected the old, peaceful forms of resistance (discussion, dialogue, policy proposals) and decided that the only sensible response is to attack and hopefully frighten off the sorts of art galleries, craft breweries and single-origin coffee shops that tend to pave the way for more powerful invaders: the real estate agents, developers and bankers whose arrival typically mark a neighborhood’s point of no return.
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As a result, like-minded groups in other cities — Chicago, Austin, New York — have adopted the same hard-line tactics. Their ranks are small and their methods are controversial, even within the communities they purport to defend. But their members are drawn from the most politically radical, economically anxious generational cohort in recent memory — young millennials of color — and their cause has the makings of a national movement: a new, more militant war on gentrification.

haenfler.sites.grinnell.edu/anti-gentrification-activists-in-the-u-s/

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Within anti-gentrification circles it is common to hear people say outsiders, especially white outsiders, carrying out gentrifying behavior in ‘the hood’ are “Columbusing” and, in general, gentrification is commonly referred to as ‘a new iteration of settler-colonialism’.



Activism:

bangentrification.org/

www.communitymovementbuilders.org/anti-gentrification.html

www.congressofcommunities.com/anti-gentrification

www.equalityforflatbush.org/anti-gentrification/

www.facebook.com/events/starr-bar/anti-gentrification-listening-party/460515057843657/

and many more sites easily found on a search engine.

As I have mentioned in the past, on aesthetic grounds alone, I can't stand gentrification and utterly despise all gentrifiers for their self-evidently inferior blood (that gives them such poor taste). Here are some pictures of the same streets before and after gentrification; I hope everyone here can agree that gentrification always makes streets uglier:







(Side note:

www.eurthisnthat.com/2017/12/18/reports-claim-gentrifying-whites-in-oakland-call-cops-on-black-residents-regularly/ )

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The Second Avenue Deli has my attention. That aside, there was once this Indian restaurant in my neighborhood ~ paintings of Hindu stuff on the walls, Indian music, the staff spoke Indian in the kitchen, the whole deal ~ but then they shutdown, and presumably reopened under a new owner... And it's now all Westernized as all ****, despite it supposedly still being an "Indian" restaurant. And now the ruddy color scheme and the warm atmosphere it used to have has now been shat on by a coat of blue and white paint surrounded by cold air and intricate glasses. I swear, the place looks more French than it does Indian...

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I've always loved the smell of old damp concrete for some reason. That stoney smell you get when you're in an old cellar, building, or bunker. All the images on the left remind me of smells like that. I think most would agree that the images on the left have so much more character than the clean sterile and boring images on the right, no?

Moms squatting in home to protest Bay Area housing crisis are kicked out by deputies
www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-01-14/oakland-moms-fighting-for-bay-area-housing-evicted

I think for myself personally if I were in charge of the "wealthiest nation the world has ever known" I would be embarrassed and ashamed of myself if there was one homeless person, or any person without work. I guess that's just me though....

I mean seriously though, how fucken stupid, and how far up your own ass does your head need to be jammed in order to come up with the ridiculous nonsense a large majority of western politicians come up with on a daily basis? Even if it's all just about you and you really don't care about anyone else, don't you realize that with the internet all humans from now until the end of humanity are going to know what an absolute piece of **** you were? I just don't get it at all?? I would think that even that is important to a narcissist who functions off of ego alone....?

Why are so many people content with being absolute pieces of ****, especially before the eye of God?

I can already hear the whines and cries from them begging for forgiveness once we take power. Then they'll care, but it will be to late for them at that point. Shoot, it probably already is too late for most of them already....

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Glenn Greenwald (Jew) thinks Russia is "rich in history and culture":

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In the eyes of Westerners, such as noted Duginist Richard Spencer (Gentile), this is considered "beautiful" such, which makes me wonder; are so called "Jewish Leftists" deliberately trying to appeal to the right?

Oh wait, here he is Greenwald (Jew) on the Tucker Carlson (Gentile) show denying Russiagate:

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I have thought about a post dedicated to criticizing Russian architecture, but most criticisms I find online are from rightists whose criticism is mainly directed towards modern Soviet architecture (which they consider ugly) and not toward traditional Russian architecture (which they consider "beautiful").

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Karl Sharro is also a Jew BTW.

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Lockdown leadership in Brazil:

www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/25/brazil-rio-gangs-coronavirus

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In recent days, as Brazil’s coronavirus death toll has climbed to 46, gang members have been circulating in the Cidade de Deus (City of God) favela in western Rio ordering residents to remain indoors after 8pm.

Last weekend the low-income community – made famous by Fernando Meirelles’ 2002 blockbuster of the same name – became the first such area to record a case of coronavirus.

And in an apparent attempt to prevent further infections the Red Command gang leaders who control the favela have ordered residents to stay at home.

A video apparently recorded in the City of God circulated on social media this week showing a loudspeaker broadcasting the alert: “Anyone found messing or walking around outside will be punished.”

“The traffickers are doing this because the government is absent. The authorities are blind to us,” one resident told the Guardian.

A report in the Rio newspaper Extra said gang members with loudhailers were moving around City of God telling its 40,000 residents: “We are imposing a curfew because nobody is taking [coronavirus] seriously. It’s best to stay at home and chill. The message has been given.”

City of God’s gangsters are not the only outlaws attacking coronavirus in Rio’s densely populated favelas, which are home to about 2 of the city’s 7 million residents.

In the Morro dos Prazeres, gang members have told residents only circulate in groups of two while in Rocinha, one of Latin America’s biggest favelas, traffickers have also decreed a curfew.

“The gangsters have said that after 8.30pm everybody must stay indoors and if they don’t there will be reprisals,” said a street hawker who lives there. “I’m staying at home – filled with fear and smothered in hand sanitizer,” the man joked.

In Santa Marta, a favela that sits in the shadow of Rio’s Christ the Redeemer statue, traffickers have been handing out soap and have placed signs near a public water fountain at the community’s entrance that say: “Please wash your hands before entering the favela.”
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Meanwhile, in some sections of the Complexo da Maré, a sprawling favela near Rio’s international airport, traffickers have told shops and churches to reduce their operating hours.

“Only the bakery stays open until later – until 11pm,” said one mother who lives in Parque União, one of 16 communities that make up the Complexo. “Nobody wants to go outside – first of all for fear of coronavirus and now because of this order.”
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Other favelas in which curfews have been imposed include Pavão-Pavãozinho in Copacabana, Cantagalo in Ipanema, and Vidigal, further along the beach past the upper-class neighbourhood of Leblon.
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“Favela activists have been scrambling very effectively” to respond to the impending coronavirus crisis with donation and awareness campaigns across Brazil, Ruge said, pointing to projects such as #COVID19NasFavelas.

“It has been really impressive. The question is whether or not it is going to be enough.”

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We need this in the US:

www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-04-07/el-salvador-coronavirus-homicides-bukele

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The street gangs that have long terrorized El Salvador have now turned their attention from extortion and killing to a more pressing matter: enforcing social distancing restrictions, often with threats and baseball bats.
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In many parts of the country, the gangs are more effective than government authorities, with tactics that include circulating recordings on messaging applications threatening people who break the rules.

“We don’t want to see anyone in the street,” says one recording. “If you go out, it better be only to the store, and you better be wearing a mask.”

The gangs have also produced videos showing masked members hitting people for not adhering to the quarantine.
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“The gangs have retained their territorial control, and in many areas surpass the power of the state,” said Celia Medrano, the director of programs at human rights group Cristosal.

The fact that gangs appear to be enforcing the quarantine “just confirms that they are in control,” she said.

In San Salvador, the nation’s capital, the streets are eerily empty.

On the day the national lockdown began, gang members in one Mara Salvatrucha-controlled neighborhood warned residents to obey the rules. “They said, ‘We don’t want the virus here,’” said a 25-year-old delivery driver from the neighborhood who out of fear asked to be identified only by his first name, Miguel.

“People are not afraid of the police, but of the gang,” he said.
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Gangs in Tamaulipas and Michoacan states were reported to be dispensing food and other supplies to local residents this week.

In Guerrero state, which is controlled by a patchwork of armed gangs and self-proclaimed self-defense groups, some have set up checkpoints around their communities to keep the virus out, said Falko Ernst, senior analyst for Mexico at the International Crisis Group.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbQyU-clUSg

The favela aesthetic needs to spread around the world.

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We are taking back NYC from Jews:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6T_gbwsDIA

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Re: Anti-gentrification
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2022, 05:29:57 pm »
Continuing from:

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/true-left-vs-false-left/true-left-breakthrough-ahimsa/msg15224/#msg15224

Tourism is a Western-created phenomenon, and must be eliminated:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impacts_of_tourism

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Negative impacts are the effects, that are caused in most cases, at the tourist destination site with detrimental impacts to the social and cultural area, as well as the natural environment. As the population increases so do the impacts, resources become unsustainable and exhausted, the carrying capacity for tourists in a destination site may become depleted.[21] Often, when negative impacts occur, it is too late to impose restrictions and regulations. Tourist destinations seem to discover that many of the negative impacts are found in the development stage of the tourism area life cycle (TALC).[21]

Additionally, the economics of tourism have been shown to push out local tourism business owners in favour of strangers to the region.[14][5][15] Foreign ownership creates leakage (revenues leaving the host community for another nation or multinational business) which strips away the opportunity for locals to make meaningful profits.[14][22] Foreign companies are also known to hire non-resident seasonal workers because they can pay those individuals lower wages, which further contributes to economic leakage. Tourism can raise property values near the tourism area, effectively pushing out locals and encouraging businesses to migrate inwards to encourage and take advantage of more tourist spending.[14]
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Commodification of culture
Commodification of culture refers to the use of a cultural traditions and artifacts in order to sell and profit for the local economy. With the rise of tourism, authors argue that commodification is inevitable.[24]
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some researchers argue that contact with the secular West leads to the destruction of pre-tourist cultures.[24] In addition, the "development cure", the idea that increasing tourism will spur economic change while strengthening local culture, is claimed to lead to various social problems, such as drug abuse, crime, pollution, prostitution, social instability, and growth of capitalist values and a consumer culture.[24]

Demonstration effect
The demonstration effect was introduced to tourism when the researchers were looking into the effects of social influences from tourism on local communities. The demonstration effect argues that local inhabitants copy the behavioral patterns of tourists.[26] There are a number of social, economic and behavioral reasons as to why the demonstration effect comes into play. One economic and social reason is that locals copy the consumption patterns of those higher up the social scale in order to improve their social status.[26] Tourism has also been accused of affecting social behavior of the younger members of a host community, who may imitate what tourists do, impacting traditional value systems.
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Acculturation
Acculturation is the process of modifying an existing culture through borrowing from the more dominant of cultures. Typically in tourism, the community being acculturated is the destination community, which then experiences dramatic shifts in social structure and world view. Societies adapt to acculturation in one of two ways. Innovation diffusion is when the community adopts practices that are developed by another group; whereas cultural adaptation is less adoption of a new culture and more the process of changing when the existing culture is changed.[28]
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Cultural interactions can have negative effects.[31] In terms of economic disadvantages, local communities need to be able to fund the tourist demands, which leads to an increase of taxes. The overall price of living increases in tourist destinations in terms of rent and rates, as well as property values going up. This can be problematic for locals looking to buy property or others on a fixed income.[29]
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Other negative sociocultural impacts are differences in social and moral values among the local host community and the visiting tourist. Outside of affecting the relationship between tourist and local, it can also cause friction between groups of the local population. In addition, it can cause drifts in the dynamics between the old and new generations. Tourism has also correlated to the rise of delinquent behaviors in local host communities. Crime rates have been seen to rise with the increase of tourists. Crimes are typically those of rowdy behavior, alcohol and illegal drug use, and loud noise. In addition, gambling and prostitution may increase due to tourists looking for a "good time".[29] Tourism has also caused more disruption in host communities. Crowding of locals and tourists may create a vibrant ambiance, it also causes frustration and leads to the withdrawal of local residents in many places. Increased tourists also results in increased traffic which can hinder daily life of the local residents.[29]
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Environmental impacts

Ecotourism, nature tourism, wildlife tourism, and adventure tourism take place in environments such as rain forests, high alpine, wilderness, lakes and rivers, coastlines and marine environments, as well as rural villages and coastline resorts. Peoples' desire for more authentic and challenging experiences results in their destinations becoming more remote, to the few remaining pristine and natural environments left on the planet.
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Negative environmental consequences related to tourism activities, such as greenhouse gas emissions from air travel, and litter at popular locations, can be significant.[50]

Facility impacts
Facility impacts occur when a regional area evolves from "exploration" to "involvement" and then into the "development" stage of the tourist area life cycle.[51] During latter phase, there can be both direct and indirect environmental impacts through the construction of superstructure such as hotels, restaurants, and shops, and infrastructures such as roads and power supply. As the destination develops, more tourists seek out the experience. Their impacts increase accordingly. The requirement for water for washing, waste disposal, and drinking increases. Rivers can be altered, excessively extracted, and polluted by the demands of tourists. Noise pollution has the capacity to disturb wildlife and alter behavior, and light pollution can disrupt the feeding and reproductive behavior of many creatures. When power is supplied by diesel or gasoline generators there is additional noise and pollution. General waste and garbage are also a result of the facilities. As more tourists arrive there is an increase in food and beverages consumed, which in turn creates waste plastic and non-biodegradable products.
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Tourist activities

Turtle riding was a popular tourist activity in the 1920s and 1930s.[54]



Practically all tourist activities have an ecological impact on the host destination. In rural destinations activities such as hiking can impact the local ecology.

There are a range of impacts from hiking, trekking, and camping that directly affect the activity area. The most obvious is the erosion and compaction of trails through daily use. With the presence of obstacles such as fallen trees or puddles, trails becomes widened or informal trails are created to bypass the obstacle.[55] Other direct impacts include damage or removal of vegetation, loss of vegetation height, reduction in foliage cover, exposure of tree root systems, migration of trampled vegetation, and introduction of non-native species.[56] Indirect impacts on trails include changes in soil porosity, changes to microflora composition, problems with seed dispersion and germination, and degradation of soil nutrient composition.[57]

As many hikers and trekkers take multi-day trips, a large number will camp overnight either in formal or random campsites. There are similar impacts on campsites, such as soil compaction, erosion and composition, loss of vegetation and foliage, and the additional issues regarding campfires. Informal trails are created around the campsite in order to collect firewood and water, and trees and saplings can be trampled, damaged, or cut-down for fuel. The heat of campfires may damage tree-root systems.[58]
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Wildlife viewing, such as safaris in the savannas of East Africa, can lead to changes in animal behavior. The presence of humans tends to increase the stress hormones of wild animals.[62]
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There is a small but significant number of tourists who pay considerable sums of money in order to trophy hunt lions, rhino, leopards, and even giraffes.
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Another tourism destination activity is scuba diving. There are many negative direct environmental impacts caused by recreational diving. The most apparent is the damage caused by poorly skilled divers standing on the reef itself or by accidentally hitting the fragile coral with their fins. Studies have shown that naïve divers who engage in underwater photography are considerably more likely to accidentally damage the reef.[65][66] As the cost of underwater photography equipment has declined and its availability increased, it is inevitable that there will be an increase of direct damage to reefs by divers. Other direct impacts include over-fishing for "marine curios", sedimentation, and in-fill.[67] There is also direct environmental impact due to disturbed and altered species behaviour from fish feeding, as well as import of invasive species and pollution caused by dive-boats. There are also indirect impacts such as shoreline construction of superstructure and infrastructure.

Mount Everest
Mount Everest attracts many tourist climbers wanting to summit the peak of the highest mountain in the world each year. Everest is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Over the years, carelessness and excessive consumption of resources by mountaineers, as well as overgrazing by livestock, have damaged the habitats of snow leopards, lesser pandas, Tibetan bears, and scores of bird species.
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Expeditions have removed supplies and equipment left by climbers on Everest's slopes, including hundreds of oxygen containers. A large quantity of the litter of past climbers—tons of items such as tents, cans, crampons, and human waste—has been hauled down from the mountain and recycled or discarded. However, the bodies of most of the more than 260 climbers who have died on Everest (notably on its upper slopes) have not been removed, as they are unreachable or—for those that are accessible—their weight makes carrying them down extremely difficult.
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Effects from transportation
Since 2009, there has been a steady yearly increase in the number of tourist arrivals worldwide of approximately 4.4 percent. In 2015, there were 1.186 billion tourist arrivals worldwide, of which 54 percent arrived by air (640 million), 39 percent (462 million) by motor vehicle, 5 percent by water (59 million), and 2 percent by rail (23.7 million).[69] A seven-hour flight on a Boeing 747 produces 220 tonnes of CO2, which is the equivalent of driving an average size family saloon car for a year, or the energy requirement of an average family home for nearly 17 years.[70] With the ever-increasing number of tourist arrivals, there is an ever-increasing quantity of global greenhouse gasses (GHG) being produced by the tourism industry. In 2015 it is estimated that 5 percent of global GHG emissions was attributable to air travel alone.[citation needed]

Cruise ships
Cruises are among the fastest-growing sectors of the global travel industry. Over the past decade, cruise industry revenue grew to 37 billion U.S. dollars, and the demand for cruise travel has increased.[71] Some argue that the profitability of mass tourism overshadows environmental and social concerns. For example, the ocean environment suffers from the dumping of wastewater and sewage, anchors damage the seabed and coral reefs and smokestack emissions pollute the air. Social issues that have been linked to the cruise industry include poor wages and living conditions as well as discrimination and sexual harassment.[72]

Small Island tourism
Small Islands often depend on tourism, as this industry makes up anywhere from 40% to 75% of the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) for various islands including Barbados, Aruba, Isle of Man, and Anguilla.[73][74][75][76]

Mass tourism, including the cruise industry, tends to put a strain on fragile island ecosystems and the natural resources it provides. Studies have shown that early practices of tourism were unsustainable and took a toll on environmental factors, hurting the natural landscapes that originally drew in the tourists.[74][77] For example, in Barbados, beaches are the main attraction and have been eroded and destroyed over the years. This is due to inefficient political decisions and policies along with irresponsible tourist activity, such as reckless driving and waste disposal, damaging coastal and marine environments. Such practices also altered physical features of the landscape and caused a loss in biodiversity, leading to the disruption of ecosystems.[76] Many other islands faced environmental damage such as Isle of Man and Samoa.[75][77]
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Health impacts
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The short-term negative effects are related to the density of tourists’ arrivals, traffic congestion, crowding, crime level, and other stressful factors.[7] Inbound tourism also increases the spread of SARS, MERS, COVID-19, and other diseases that transmit from human-to-human, which recently led to closed borders, travel restrictions, canceled flights, etc.[78] Sexually transmitted infections are also often transferred between visitors and residents.[79][80] Road accidents is another negative outcome of tourism development since visitors are not aware of local rules, driving norms, and road conditions.[81] Furthermore, alcohol-related crash rates are significantly higher for tourists.[82][83]

The fundamental problem is Westerners' endless desire for new experiences. It is this same desire that drove the Age of Discovery itself (which provided subsequent generations of Westerners with many of their tourist destinations!), and today drives the idea of settling outer space along with constant empirical research and machine innovation in general. Basically, Westerners with more talent become scientists, machinists, etc., whereas Westerners with less talent become tourists. Nevertheless, all Westerners are motivated by the same evil inside.
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Re: Anti-gentrification
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2022, 03:10:19 am »
@90sRetroFan

"The fundamental problem is Westerners' endless desire for new experiences. It is this same desire that drove the Age of Discovery itself (which provided subsequent generations of Westerners with many of their tourist destinations!), and today drives the idea of settling outer space along with constant empirical research and machine innovation in general. Basically, Westerners with more talent become scientists, machinists, etc., whereas Westerners with less talent become tourists. Nevertheless, all Westerners are motivated by the same evil inside."

Answer :

So, the de-Westernization of Bali island is my priority too... But the problem is, Bali is big sources of Nusantara's tourism revenue. What about that?

But I begin to like this forum's more and more opposition to every aspect of liberalism and capitalism...

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« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2022, 05:02:40 pm »
"Bali is big sources of Nusantara's tourism revenue. What about that?"

Reduced revenue means reduced carrying capacity. The best solution is to proportionately reduce the population by encouraging emigration, in particular to Australia.



Really, you should aim to get the population back down to <20 million as was the comfortable population prior to colonization. The remainder (~250 million) should emigrate to countries of Western civilization (Netherlands, Portugal, Britain plus Australia, Canada, etc.) which created the conditions that caused your population to increase to >275 million.

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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2022, 05:30:26 pm »
I do not find this funny:

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/couples-horseback-riding-trip-jamaica-130000455.html

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his makes us think twice about riding in the water.

Horseback riding on a gorgeous tropical island? Yes, please! With crystal clear waters, fresh open air, and beautiful horses, what could possibly go wrong?
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"The caca floating nooooo 😭," wrote @love.dia3. Isn't it awful? Not only was it totally unplanned and impossible to avoid, but it definitely killed any cute, romantic, or sexy vibes.

Firstly, only those with Turanian blood memory could consider horseriding to be "sexy". Secondly, there were no horses in Jamaica prior to the colonial era, so any tourist in Jamaica who ride horses is in effect celebrating Western colonialism.

Honestly, why is riding horses in places which didn't even have horses until recently something that so many Western tourists like to do? Horseriding in water is especially appalling.

Woke comments:

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these animals are not in good condition, and this is torture to them. This is why I keep mentioning, if you are a large person, stay away from the horses! I'm quite sure you wouldn't want a 100lb back of barley slamming on your kidneys as you try to run down the beach. Multiply that be 2X, and let's see how you feel. Or the great one, people kicking a horse in the sides...yeah, no, that isn't how a horse is asked to move forward.

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People need to stop supporting these 'fun at the expense of animals' trips!  Do you know how hard those horses have to work to carry a saddle and rider thru the water, over and over and over all day long?  They generally are not treated well, they are only money makers for the owners.  Nothing funny about this story, I just feel sorry for the horses.

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Will NEVER ride any of these poor animals. They are punished without reason, overweight people bouncing on their backs, forced to be ridden under any conditions. More people should think about this prior to getting on a horse.

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I would never ride a horse in water that deep. How is that fun? It sure does not look like something my horse would enjoy either.

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Horses hooves are basically big clods of keratin.  Like fingernails.  They soften in the water and wear badly and quickly and makes walking difficult for the horse.

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everything around there is beautiful BUT stupid assed tourists always manage to screw it up
what else is new

See also:

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/true-left-vs-right/western-civilization-sustainable-evil/