Tag Archives: critical theory

The Woke Mob

Following on October’s story about Coinbase, and yesterday’s about Basecamp, here’s one that doesn’t involve someone with “base” in the name – but since they are anonymous, who really knows? Then a few years ago we noticed a tone shift … Continue reading

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Wokeness and intersectionality

I have a huge respect for writer, producer, creator and showrunner Russell T. Davies, but that doesn’t mean I can’t see where he goes wrong: I’m not being woke about this… but I feel strongly that if I cast someone … Continue reading

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How about, no?

Got this headline in one of the major national newspapers: “Guide for the white, heterosexual, cisgender man: How to become woke” Yeah, no thanks. I don’t actually think becoming a misogynist racist is a good idea, at all. I prefer … Continue reading

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Motte and bailey fallacy

So today I finally learned that it had a common and dishonest discussion tactic had a name, a motte and bailey fallacy: The motte-and-bailey fallacy (named after the motte-and-bailey castle) is a form of argument and an informal fallacy where … Continue reading

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2+2=4 and why we were wrong about orwellian societies

Following up on the incredulous attempts to prove that 2+2=4 might not be true, I have now concluded that we were wrong about what to fear from George Orwell’s “1984“. It was not all pervasive surveillance – though that is … Continue reading

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Technology or myth

I think it is correct that there are two fundamental ways of thinking; technological and mythological. Humans tend to naturally lean towards the mythological way of thinking while the liberal mindset leans towards the technological. Mythological is the intuitive and … Continue reading

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