How identifying with labels & archetypes can be fun & empowering.. Plus: BIG @TribeSteemUp news!

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BIG @TribeSteemUp news!

Those of you who follow things like SteemOcean and the various reports about STEEMPower and delegations have probably noticed that @TribeSteemUp's delegation from our main sponsor/investor/supporter @JamesC doubled this past week. This is such a massive, amazing boon for everyone in the Tribe, and has helped balance the tanking of STEEM's price recently.

As the price consistently builds again over the coming months, we will be able to start adding new members (the goal is to get all tribe members to a minimum of $20/post once per day)

For the moment, I've wanted to use TSU's power to help out as broad a spectrum of aligned content creators as we possibly can, without hurting those in the Tribe. As a start, I've made these changes to help support the conscious community in a broader way:

Delegations

3.333 MVests is equal to 1,647.157 STEEMPower at the moment. If you're curious about the connection & difference between these two things, please check out my 2 Minute Steemit Tip on the topic.

I plan to add @familyprotection, @freedomtribe, and other communities as the curation rewards stack up in the @TribeSteemUp account.

Curation Trails followed (thanks to @SteemAuto)

I just added @InformationWar & @NaturalMedicine today, and will be bumping them up to 1% after a few days assuming it hasn't had a negative effect on the stability of @TribeSteemUp's voting power. I am definitely open to following more aligned curation trails as long as things stay balanced and it isn't taking away from TSU.

Maximize your curation rewards!

@TribeSteemUp is following all three of the above curation trails with a 1 minute delay, meaning that if you follow any of those trails with 0 delay, you'll get some boosted curation rewards, while supporting wonderful content!

Community Accounts Voted On:

These will also be expanded as possible as well. Ideally, my goal is to support all the communities that are really aligned in all 3 of these ways, and it seems totally possible as TSU continues to grow, and as the 1Up system (thanks to @flauwy & @stoodkev) changes how communities function on the STEEM blockchain!

Weekly Projects Supported

Each of these posts is also re-steemed by @TribeSteemUp, as are everyone's answers to the bi-weekly question (each of which receives a 33% vote)

How Labels & Identifying with terms can be helpful

I've written and talked many times about moving away from labels, identity politics, the adjectives after anarcho-, and the like. One of my key points in these talks has been the potential for labels to restrict or limit us. By defining ourselves as one thing, we are excluding the possibility of all the other things we could be, especially when people become attached to and dogmatic about their labels.

Ever in an effort to expand & learn, to find more balance & synthesis in life, let's look at it from another angle. I recently wrote about archetypes in Real Life: The RPG, and it got me thinking of the power that can come with identifying ourselves as _____, when they are open-ended, descriptive labels. Identifying with known Sci-Fi, fantasy, or RPG archetypes, astrological archetypes, and psychological archetypes can help others to understand us better, and can help us to embody the best of what we want to be. There can also be a lot of fun in highlighting things that others may think incompatible yet which fit together wonderfully...

I am an anarchist environmentalist, a mutualist entrepreneur, a technomancer druid, a knife-wielding vegan, a minimalist book-collector, a Taurus, a Wood Dragon, a Manifesting Generator, a chef, a student, a healer, a life optimization facilitator, a transformational geek, an ecosexual, sapiosexual, demisexual, gynesexual, often asexual... universal consciousness experiencing Real Life in the body of a human.

Recommended Reading!

I'm about to dive into Excession, my fourth book in Ian M Banks' world-renowned Culture Series. I have read a TON of science fiction & fantasy in my time, and for the last half-decade I have focused heavily on authors who integrate anarchist philosophy, cooperative (versus competitive) societies, mindful cultures, and various other things that I want to see in the world, and thus want people to visualize (as happens when we read books).


Image Source (and a great write-up of the series)

The Culture Series is hands-down some of the best science fiction I've ever read, and it revolves around the galaxy-spanning Culture, an anarcho-mutualist society where humans & AIs are each sovereign individuals, money and buying/selling are basically unknown except as anthropological concepts, everyone gets everything they need, death is relatively unnecessary, creativity is limitless, and nobody has to do anything they don't want to.

These books do an AMAZING job showing what is possible if we move forward with the principles of anarchist voluntaryism, and the tools of open-source biomimicry. Ever wondered what Star Trek would look like if it wasn't statist? Or what we could build off concepts like the Venus Project and the Zeitgeist Movement? I cannot recommend these books highly enough, and they are absolutely the sort of media that will help us bring the masses into alignment.



TSU

If you enjoyed this, you may enjoy some of these highlights of my blog:

"Greatest Hits/Table of Contents" of my first 2 years on Steemit

You've Created Your Steemit Account and You're Ready to Get Started... What Now? [New Steemians Start-Up Guide]

The 8 Pillars of @TribeSteemUp: Clarification, Refinement, and Re-Casting the Spell

The Status, Vision, and Needs of Real Life: The Role-Playing Game

Be Empowered Official Announcement & Website Launch - 3 Days of Steem-Powered, Holistic Empowerment



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Yeah the Tribe that just keeps giving, love it xxxxx
I have read Inversions a few years ago and really enjoyed it, Iain M Banks really has his own unique style of writing. I won't say any more as you haven't read it but i will try and get my hands on the other books.

I am an anarchist environmentalist, a mutualist entrepreneur, a technomancer druid, a knife-wielding vegan, a minimalist book-collector, a Taurus, a Wood Dragon, a Manifesting Generator, a chef, a student, a healer, a life optimization facilitator, a transformational geek, an ecosexual, sapiosexual, demisexual, gynesexual, often asexual... universal consciousness experiencing Real Life in the body of a human.

I love this, we are constantly changing and evolving, I have often talked about the fact that we change so much within any given week or day and that in reality so many limit themselves by identifying with only one thing, one title as such. We really stop ourselves from tapping into our full potential when we do so, our gifts are limitless and we are here to create who we are, that creation should never stop xxxx

Why are you channeling said delegation (from James) into supporting abusive scammers here? I ask this respectfully, Kenny. I know you do not like me. But seriously. This is horrible for the platform.

A career politician, platform abuser here, that is now thanking people they previously called "pro-pedophile" and enemies of liberty, for their official political endorsement. Pure, slimy, chameleon political pandering. This has nothing to do with liberty, or freedom. Enough.

It's embarrassing to the rest of us who actually care about more than votes here.

There is a whole laundry list of platform abusive behavior and fraudulent, unprincipled, anti-freedom garbage (see link) that all of you guys seem to want to ignore. Many of us are sick of it.

https://steemit.com/anarchy/@kafkanarchy84/if-you-still-support-this-guy-after-this-you-are-a-dumbass


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Why are you channeling said delegation (from James) into supporting abusive scammers here?

Because giving him up to 1 upvote/day to replace what he could have upvoted himself with the 500k delegation he had was part of the terms of @TribeSteemUp getting that delegation transferred to it.

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A satisfactory answer. Thank you, Kenny. Sounds like we need to bring this to @jamesc's attention. Thank you for answering my question directly. I respect that. Sad that that stipulation had to be put on your delegation. @jamesc should really watch his investments more closely, if he cares about this place. Thanks for the help you provide, Kenny.

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I would assume that James has probably seen the back & forth (less 2-way after the debate) between you & Adam, but obviously I don't know.

I don't believe the delegation coming out of his account was on the basis of not supporting Adam anymore, but because that SP was mostly being used to support the photography of the guy running the actual account instead, and in TSU it can do vastly more good.

You probably noticed that he did not receive any support from TSU, or from myself, since way back when you shared your collection of screenshots & such. I haven't heard anything to refute your claims, though also haven't heard anything from the people making those complaints, so I have effectively removed the whole mess from my life.

You may also remember that I never encouraged anyone to vote or otherwise put time into politics, and my main points in the positive of the (apparently now defunct) presidential campaign were the use of it to spread the message contained in FREEDOM! (which you agree with more than I do, lol).

When it came time for the delegation to move and agreements were needed, my concern was around what I could do with another 500k for the ~200 people on my list (as well as the other lists I'm able to support as well), and since the whole million is James' stake in truth, I'm just grateful for the opportunity to spread the abundance as best I can.

Edit/PS: I don't "not like you". I have no interest in hearing about your battle to bring Kokesh down, especially when it involves commenting on my posts completely unrelated to him (this one there is a correlation, though in previous ones there weren't) with a giant wall of text, then up-voting the comment to the top of the thread (which you did this time), as well as the lumping me with supporters of his campaigns & actions ("all of you guys seem to want to ignore"), and generally antagonistic approach to communicating with people who you claim to be trying to persuade.

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Kenny, I appreciate this answer more than you know.

Many have attempted to paint me, including yourself at times, as something of an off-the-handle troll, which really frustrated me to no end, as all I wanted to do was point out the inconsistencies, abuse of the platform, and outright toxicity brought to conversations by way of one Adam Kokesh.

I could care less what a politician does. I do care, however, when a huckster, and slimy politician starts to tell folks he's a Voluntaryist and manipulate and lie to people. I have no interest in being a "gatekeeper." I have huge, immeasurable, I suppose, interest in keeping this beautiful philosophy that has really saved my life, free of parasitism and emotional manipulation by charismatic figures out for their own financial and political gain, and little more. It's an embarrassment to principled anarchists everywhere, and bad for the growth and success of Steemit as a whole, another thing that I love, and which has, in a very real sense (though some may find this cheesy) "saved my life."

I suspect that ultimately you are a genuinely caring dude with good intentions (in spite of some of the shit you've sent my way when I've tried to point out some of this stuff), and I actually respect you. The organizational skill, and real effort it takes to organize something like TSU is not to be ignored.

We of course do not see eye to eye on everything. I do not know what the hell a "crystal grid" is, and I don't have much interest in incantations reciting the name of every ancient god known to man since time immemorial, but I do think...that you are somebody with a lot of force and power, that can make big changes in this world, because of your empathy.

I hope you understand now why I have been so adamant about calling this phony out. He needs help. But he is tricking people, manipulating people, adding a toxic element to this platform he has abused and used, and is denigrating the simple philosophy of objective reality that has changed my life--and so many others--in the name of political gain.

The fact that you have answered me here directly means a lot to me. I want to support any initiative that really wants to give a hand up, to other power individuals, that maybe are not so recognized.

I'm not the bastard you think I am. I just cannot compromise for phonies. I hope Adam gets the help he needs. I want to support TSU. But know this: I am what I am. :) And that's all there is to it.

Thank you for answering me.

Edit: As for the “giant walls of text” and my so-called antagonistic approach, I would like to make it clear that when I raised these concerns even without being confrontational I was called “just jealous,” “a troll,” etc. You were one of those leveling these types of insults.

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Many have attempted to paint me, including yourself at times, as something of an off-the-handle troll, which really frustrated me to no end

I can understand this frustration, and feel it is probably similar to the frustration I felt at you bombarding my posts which had nothing to do with Adam or were specifically analyzing the conversations between you & him/Larken & him. I am only responsible for myself, and not for the actions/words of another. In my experience of those interactions, much of what felt like attacks from you was directed AT me, but was in response to things OTHERs had said/done.

We of course do not see eye to eye on everything. I do not know what the hell a "crystal grid" is, and I don't have much interest in incantations reciting the name of every ancient god known to man since time immemorial...

I literally LOL'd here :-) I personally love the places where the philosophy of different anarchists don't quite match up, and often see those as the conversations with the most potential for everyone to learn & grow (I remember a conversation we had about land ownership that was extremely insightful & fun).

I suspect that ultimately you are a genuinely caring dude with good intentions... and I actually respect you. The organizational skill, and real effort it takes to organize something like TSU is not to be ignored... but I do think... that you are somebody with a lot of force and power, that can make big changes in this world, because of your empathy.

I appreciate that, and certainly have spent a LOT of time, energy, and focus over the last 6 years to reprogram my brain out of the competitive, morally subjective, trauma-based character that my childhood & government indoctrination shaped.

My intentions are quite simple really: to focus on my own healing, integration, and growth at all times, to offer my experiences for others to learn from, and to help build a peaceful world through doing no harm to others. When I fall or stumble along the way, I see it as an opportunity to learn, and often share it publicly as well to help hold myself accountable (after our last word-flinging, my next post was specifically about the importance of empathy, clarity, and love in our communication, and how I still don't always come from that place).


I am glad you are pushing the topic, and have expressed that I think it would be best if AK responded to your claims & images. Whatever is happening / has happened between him, his campaign folks, and anyone else does not include me. He's hired me twice to cook for private events on his dust-farm, and that is the extent of our business dealings. I do not write about him or his campaign (occasionally mentioning his book still), and would really appreciate not being dragged into his battles.

I see no moral way to "vote" ourselves to a better world (and never registered to vote), I STRONGLY advocate that everyone stop paying taxes (and never have myself), I believe that leaders are those who go first and lead the way, which doesn't require any form of institution or "authority"... I am also living my own life, in a way that things like politics & politicians literally do not crossover with my reality, and I genuinely ask that you remove me from what I'm imagining as a wall covered in sticky-notes & newspaper clippings about AK & his schemes (not meant to be a bad thing, as a kid I wanted to be one of those private investigators with a room that looked like that)

If there is something (like the voting you came here to ask about) that you need to question/challenge me on, please just ask via PM or at least without voting it to the top of my comments and including so much more than the question itself.

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I just asked a question. You have answered. I appreciate it.

I am relieved that at least some of the madness is acknowledged.

I never meant to "drag you" into anything, but feel it is important to note that you were dismissive of my even questioning this character.

Believe me, I wish he were gone from this whole scene.

Expect no more sticky notes from me, Kenny. But next time I say that I am concerned about something, don't just chalk it up to "jealousy" or some other bizarre accusation like that, okay?

Yes. I hope we can be at peace from here on out.

Now it is up to @jamesc to take control of his investment here.

Consider me a supporter of TSU, generally speaking.

And please give me your Discord handle (if you are alright with that) so I can contact you directly, and not clutter your posts.

Deal?

If I dragged you into anything inappropriately, I am sorry about that.

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I think #kokesh has lost his footing #weld has wielded himself and evil man by his words and support towards evil and manipulative actions against innocent lives !

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Kokesh has certainly never had his feet on solid principle, it would seem. Now he shows it very clearly.

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This will crush his chances of any grassroots help. Like Rand Paul endorsing Mitt Romney.

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Thank god. The grassroots need to help themselves, before they get taken in by yet another scam.

Great work you’re doing and thanks for the book recommendations. Sounds like a world I’d like to let my imagination loose in.

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Its a really good news. Thanks for the info. I know @tribesteemup will continue to grow!

Fantastic @kennyskitchen

What a way to spread abundance around the conscious Steem community.

Didn't notice anything different about you though - were you wearing a new top? ;)

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Haha, yep; you caught me :-P

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Amazing initiatives and things your doing for steemit, I get some of these votes from time to time and it is greatly appreciated! I try to help other communities much like you and Rich! only I am like a micro machine sitting next to some giant tanks! Keep Steemin friend!

so good to see you spread the abundance around to other great initiatives.. especially with so much abundance coming to TSU! Love how you handle everything, a nice balance of freedom, expression, boundaries and ideas from us all!

Im still getting my head around the RPG .. looks VERY organised and inspiring.. and it sounds like its really working for you which is a always a good sign! Blessings!

Absolutely amazing what you are bulding with TSU and how it never stops to amaze and grow. Awesome to be a part of it and help to channel upvotes to the right places!

I'm excited about the book recommendation. I don't have enough fiction books in my life. It has been so rare that I have had that really good one. I love it when I find one, and fantasy is usually my fiction genre. So it would be awesome if you would make a post with a list of your recommendations in this genre! I've found myself really interested in AI and cyber punk lately, so I might really like this series you recommend!

You shaved your antenna to read people's minds?
It is one of the few freedoms left.
I blame the tavistock institute, among others.

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Ya, I shave the beard off periodically, when it gets unbearably itchy, flaky, and red underneath. It generally takes a good long while, but it always happens. Washing regularly or not at all, working grapeseed oil into or leaving it dry, the same thing happens every time.

Honestly if it does function as an antenna, then all the more reason to turn it down sometimes, I'm already picking up almost too much to handle in many situations.

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Im about to clean up my edges, too.
Background noise is certainly an issue at times.