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Should people be allowed to say anything?

No. You shouldn’t be allowed to threaten other people. You shouldn’t be allowed to libel other people. You shouldn’t be allowed to defraud, or attempt to defraud, other people. Are there other exceptions? You should be allowed to say the … Continue reading

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Drawing conclusions

If an entire human being can be judged by one tweet, imagine what one twitter persona can do to an entire social movement. Look deeper, look wider, before you draw conclusions—if you must conclude at all. — Benjamin Boyce Though … Continue reading

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How do you fight something that is abstract?

I would love a transcript of this but I’ll have to make do with this: Because if you stress privilege, if you stress class, if you stress all these different historical rights and wrongs, you – whether you like it … Continue reading

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Googling is not enough

I regularly quote Benjamin Boyce because I think he has many smart things to say; 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5, when he is not actively trying to be ironic. I originally found Boyce on Youtube in connection with the … Continue reading

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Being right or wrong

Don’t invest so much in being right you can no longer afford to be wrong. Convictions, too, are about trade-offs. — Benjamin Boyce I think that is a stronger version of this one, which I think is a lot older: … Continue reading

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Moral high ground

The moral high ground is forfeit by those who drag others through the mud. — Benjamin Boyce                  

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Comedy

Comedy is the birthpang of sincerity—and the slaughterhouse of sanctimony. — Benjamin Boyce It is strange that true comedy is unsafe. I wonder if this is a specific western cultural phenomenon or if it is universal. Either way, I do … Continue reading

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Stop shouting

Two important points from Benjamin Boyce: Grand Enemy politics needs to be tempered with Grand Unity politics if it’s to outlast the inevitable infighting. Unifying the people’s will via wrath is all too easily corrupted from without as well within … Continue reading

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