Interesting counterpoint (in-depth thread) to the Atlantic article that has been making the rounds.

RT @Teri_Kanefield@twitter.com

Ok. Okaaay.

I didn't want to respond to the Atlantic piece about how Trump can steal the election by flipping electors in states with GOP held legislatures, but I will.

Here's my take.

From the article‡️
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πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/Teri_Kanefield/sta

This translation of the US Declaration of Independence into modern language is πŸ’― and also uncannily terrifying in the way that it puts our current situation into relief. πŸ™€

medium.com/@absurdistwords/a-n

@sankakujin @alcinnz IIUC, you are using "truth" in the sense of "objective fact". I'm cautious/skeptical about "facts" because it is not clear to me that we are able to tell "fact" from "subjectivity" very well, if at all (see, for example, the history of Western science).

Hence "human truth": things that human believe to be true/fact (in a broad sense).

@sankakujin @alcinnz Furthermore, much of what is deemed "logic" or "reason" is more accurately described as "hegemonic ideology", and is sometimes even counterfactual. See, for example, all the bunk racist, sexist and otherwise oppressive science that is produced by "logical and reasonable" Western scientists.

@sankakujin @alcinnz The statement that "Truth is found through data, logic and reason" seems to me like a reproduction of the same white supremacist patriarchal modes of operation that overvalue "logic" and "reason", devalue the relational, emotional, contradictory or ambiguous, and thus miss much (most?) of what I see as human truth.

(For more on this, see e.g. the "Objectivity" and "Either/or Thinking" sections of Tema Okun's foundational White Supremacy Culture: dismantlingracism.org/uploads/)

This is why we need more diversity of platforms, and more user/participant ownership.

For videoconf / webinars specifically, see, for example: org.meet.coop/
jitsi.org/
zinc.coop/convene/

RT @nerdosyndical@twitter.com

Zoom refusing to allow SFSU to broadcast a Leila Khaled event on the grounds that she is a terrorist should make everyone very angry.

πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/nerdosyndical/stat

This is why we need more diversity of platforms, and more user/participant ownership.

RT @nerdosyndical@twitter.com

Zoom refusing to allow SFSU to broadcast a Leila Khaled event on the grounds that she is a terrorist should make everyone very angry.

πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/nerdosyndical/stat

@alcinnz

"Sport" gets closer to how debate feels to me -- competition within a limited and predetermined set of skills/techniques, with "winners" and "losers".

I don't see how this relates to skills that are valuable in a leader, though. To me, focus on competition/dominance and a narrow skillset don't seem like helpful characteristics for good leadership.

Beautiful articulation of why this idea of "debate" feels icky to many of us.

RT @ProfSunnySingh@twitter.com

I get regular invites to debate on various platforms. I always say no.

Because debate is an imperialist capitalist white supremacist cis heteropatriarchal technique that transforms a potential exchange of knowledge into a tool of exclusion & oppression.

My standard reply:

πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/ProfSunnySingh/sta

Hear ye hear ye, it's time to join the Social.coop Revolutionary Vanguard Insurgency, using , pronounced "scurvy." We are sick of our corrupt and vile bylaws (that I co-drafted, admittedly). The time has come to tear them down and replace them with a bolder, nobler, juster experiment in cooperation!

But wait, what is that?

Sometimes good ideas can be found on Twitter. This from Austin is just brilliant: the top earning Patreon creators could (should?) use their clout as leverage to gain either an ownership stake or cash. πŸ’ͺ🏼

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RT @austinrobey_@twitter.com

re: Patreon's $1.3b valuation
@amandapalmer@twitter.com @rac@twitter.com @_health_@twitter.com @ZOLAJESUS@twitter.com and all other musicians on Patreon- you should use your ability to leave the platform as leverage and negotiate equity or cash. You built that value! Don't let it all go to investors. They would fold instantly

πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/austinrobey_/statu

@zee I hope you're ok! Sounds like a fun story, though.

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