One of the most amazing things about this crowdfund, to me, is the ratio of donors to recipients.
About 110 people have requested funds, so it's almost one to one. For just about every person who needs help, someone else has stood up to be the one to offer that help.
We're almost to $16k. Let's take it there!! DONATE: https://www.gofundme.com/f/mastodon-community-stimulus-redistribution/
if you are in need of financial help and want to receive part of these funds, here's a private two-question form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/12zThRidBX9RpcIpLfoCwK229gMxIrLEYBFl8TuvCbno
Incidentally, 2nd to last is not antisemitic, it clearly originates within the Ashkenazi Jewish community
'A search on Twitter for the words “Jewish” and “coronavirus” from March 20th to April 3rd 2020 revealed the existence of ten different types of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories that have been associating the COVID19 with the Jewish community.'
INSTANCE BLOCK RECOMMENDATION
If you value your safety and wish to keep this place a safe spot for anyone to talk, please block or defederate social.byoblu.com
The mentioned instance is mainly Italian-speaking, but considered its code of conduct follows a very shady definition of "free speech", it nurtures xenophobic, anti-semitic contents (e.g. Kalergi Plan). It doesn't act any censorship, much like with Gab and other "free speech" instances, therefore giving free reign on harassment and targeted mobbing.
People actively speaking and currently joining the instance have widely been reported of promoting homophobic, anti-choice, far-right, conservative, and pseudoscientific content.
The thing is I get why white people are afraid. We're all kinda scared right now.
But as per white people they always react in such a way that exacerbates their situation and doubly so for marginalized groups.
The white American vote has consistently voted against all of the public services we need right now for at least the last 6 decades.
45 is just the latest example. Drugs are absolutely demolishing young white people, but they elect a dude that wants to get rid of the ACA.
I don't even have anything clever to say other than "holy fuck" and "the jews are tired(tm)"
North American Jewry hot take
I feel strongly that a Jewish community that doesn't have both a strong identification with our history and a capacity for self reflection and criticism is not sustainable; and it seems that Jewish communities in North America tend to have one or the other, but not both. It worries me very much.
So I learned that there are some narrow circumstances under law where a person filing for bankruptcy CAN discharge federal student loans. It's not easy, and you basically have to be completely indigent, but that actually covers my situation pretty well, so good to know if worse comes to worse then I may be able to discharge at least some of my SIX FIGURE STUDENT LOAN DEBT
https://liderbukh.jews.international just received a big old update, each song has its own page, scores and lyrics, as well as basic metadata, can now be viewed in the browser
(((rootless cosmopolitan))), Wobbly, ancom, US.
masto.jews.international is a pluralistic, pro-Diaspora Mastodon instance for Jews to conspire, socialize, and debate together.