Tag-arkiv: politics

I understand now

I have spent far too long trying to understand the reasoning of the radical left. Since 2015 I have also spent far too long trying to understand the reasoning of the radical right, the “alt-right”. Both could just be dismissed … Læs resten

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Every politician’s career ends in failure

Paraphrased from Enoch Powell. In a working democracy incompetent leadership is replaced by new leadership. When that doesn’t happen, you don’t have a working democracy. Reading Charles Stross, I wonder if we are currently seeing a collapse equivalent to the … Læs resten

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When the left turn to the feudal overlords

Deplatforming works; forcing a platform, like Facebook or Twitter, to remove a user so that user can no longer use the platform absolutely works. A crazy person like Alex Jones and his fake news Infowars is not missed, but of … Læs resten

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When censorship is too efficient

China has run into problems with their censorship: When you need workers to censor content, they have to know what they are censoring and if your censoring is too efficient, they wont know what they are supposed to be censoring. … Læs resten

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We are not looking for Uber

Reality suddenly hit in Copenhagen when a couple of the authorised cab companies raised their prices for Christmas (and New Years); a family ended up paying a small fortune going back and forth on Christmas Eve. Some call for the … Læs resten

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Pie on Trump voters

Tom Walker’s satire as the character Jonathan Pie has been spot on for years now. This one, on “who voted for Trump”, is perhaps his most important yet: (Youtube) It’s troubling that a satire is more nuanced than most of … Læs resten

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And that is why Trump might win, again

Did you hear that CNN’s Jim Acosta was barred from White House press conferences? That CNN sues the president and others over this? Oh, did you hear that this happened in the aftermath of the firing of Jeff Sessions and … Læs resten

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Free speech

It’s best to let the unreasonable opposition speak because they manifest themselves as unreasonable, and then anyone can see it. So that’s part of the reason that you want free speech.

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Surveillance and democracy

Edward Snowden, on Malkia Cyril’s work combating surveillance of citizens: Malkia’s radical lesson is about the nature of rights: The best way to protect somebody is to protect everybody—especially the most vulnerable among us.

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The inability to react to reality in real-time

(Youtube) Remember, this being centered around politics in USA, “red” means conservative, “blue” means liberal, “conservative” means right-wing and “liberal” means left-wing. The inability to react to reality in real-time is an indicative of having constructed a fake reality; when … Læs resten

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