Also don't judge the working class for the education capitalism gave them or by the standards a privileged education may have given you. Everyone is capable of and deserving of self realization. You don't know what people are actually like until they've had that opportunity
I say that because I have a recurring experience where if I *only* say: this social justice activist, I agree with them completely. Period. People assume I also am in lockstep with a certain social-justice groupthink echo-chamber.
And if I say I disagree with the "woke" groupthink echo-chamber, people assume I agree with the opposite side that defends patriarchy and capitalism.
The black-and-white / us-vs-them / polarized perspectives are dead-ends, and I'm not going to take those paths.
Dr. Kyra Gaunt; wonderful discussion; & I agree with *everything* she says.
Incidentally, I disagree with a lot of the tactics and philosophy of much of the "woke" aspects of activists who otherwise join me in agreement with Dr. Gaunt.
There *is* a reasonable place for *agreeing* with all the anti-racist, anti-capitalist, anti-patriarchy views while disagreeing with misguided tactics (a topic too complex for this toot).
I saw a toot from someone being trite, insulting, and dismissive of someone else. I happen to disagree with much or most of what the object of the insult has to say and feel that they are overrated by those who like them, and I don't appreciate their style of rhetoric. Still, the insult was unfair.
I don't feel comfortable pushing back on the unfair insult because of the common pattern where any such push-back is seen as a signal of being on the "side" of the person being criticized.
Today's idea I won't get to actually creating:
comedy sketches based on huge quantities of novel absurd stereotypes (like inventing arbitrary stuff "you know how group X does Y all the time? wink-wink", but mad-libs style) to mock the use of stereotypes otherwise and to pollute that space in hopes of getting people to recognize the stupidity of stereotypes, especially in comedy
Really appreciated Nora Bateson's interview / conversation on Team Human https://teamhuman.fm/episodes/ep-106-nora-bateson-warm-data/
The call to recognize complexity in interrelationships everywhere seems to me the best antidote to all the simplistic black-and-white political rhetoric we see everywhere (especially in online social media) these days.
It's strange to think 25 years ago that our basic system of waste management can't possibly work, and then go years and years feeling baffled wondering how the heck it seems to be still working. Of course, I was right all along, I just live on the wrong time-scale.
While I'm on a rant, it annoys me that I might have to retire my laptop in a year or two, even though the hardware is still working fine and dandy, just because even #FreeCode software seems to require more and more hardware power over time to do basically the same tasks. When I bought this laptop in 2010, it could run perfectly good voice and video calls over Skype on Windows XP! We must stop treating complex electronics as disposables.
Slow movement (culture): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slow_movement_(culture)
Really diving into the #TeamHuman podcast. Probably the most I've ever felt like I'm really in the choir listening to the preacher (and the guest speakers).
I finally got around to writing another article / blog-post!
My tribute to Mister Rogers' Neighborhood — and the music in it, as a parent of a young child otherwise faced with our dysfunctional media landscape.
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