The flatten the curve movement has been really inspiring- a global, spontaneous public health movement filling in for states which seem unwilling or unable to protect their citizens. The determination, goodwill and willingness to take responsibility inherent in #flattenthecurve should give hope to anyone who dreams of a better world. I think #flattenthecurve may yet … Continue reading #SHUTDOWNEVERYTHING
Quite a few religions, ranging from the Norse religion to Christianity imagine an apocalypse (often including war, famine and pestilence) followed by a new world in which a reduced number of people enjoy plenty. Has anyone looked at the idea that this may represent a cultural memory or understanding of the kind of plenty which … Continue reading Question for anthropologists and scholars of religion
He who shall hurt the little wren Shall never be beloved by men. -Auguries of Innocence So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit thee out of my mouth. -Revelation 3:16 I want to address the people who claimed to oppose Bernie for sundry woke excuses, but now support … Continue reading Thou shameless blood-coat hypocrite: An address to a blue check Biden supporter
Things look pretty bad. So why keep campaigning? The left needs to talk to people to gain strength, and the Bernie campaign gives an "excuse" to do that. Even if Bernie has a 0% chance, we can use his campaign as an opportunity to start conversations. Everyone we convince to vote Bernie has taken a … Continue reading Why it’s still worth campaigning for Sanders
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There's an urgent need to update Guy Debord's concept of the spectacle to explain the unique contours it takes on in American politics. The way people desire a certain kind of succession of images and seem totally oblivious to the substance of politics is something that can surely only be understood in terms of the … Continue reading An essay I wish someone would write
I have seen a lot of people be cruel on social media. I've seen some remarkably cruel Biden supporters and some remarkably cruel Bernie supporters. Because the majority of journalists are anti-Bernie, they pick up more bile from Bernie supporters than Biden supporters, creating the illusion that the phenomenon is one-sided. The reply from Sanders … Continue reading Why we are angry and why you should join us.