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Controversial and divisive

Labeling someone as “controversial” and “divisive” have long been an easy way to signal that that person should be avoided. A subtle “don’t listen to him, he’s dangerous.” And for a very long time it has worked. Until it doesn’t. … Continue reading

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Prison sentences and mug shots

I realised quickly that the attack on the US Capitol was very serious, and, unfortunately I am not surprised that it easily could have ended with political assassinations. Only later did it become clear that lawmakers feared for their lives; … Continue reading

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Insurrection and selfies

[…] They wanted insurrection and selfies, they can have prison sentences and mug shots. — Garry Kasparov

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What happened yesterday?

Here’s an interesting way of telling that story; see Arieh Kovler’s thread from December 21 2020 where he predicted pretty much everything: […] When Congress certifies Biden, these people will be shocked. Their worlds will collapse. And it’ll happen while … Continue reading

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I need to go to bed now

Europe has not, for more than a hundred years, been able to keep tyranny and oppression away; the best we have done is slow it down enough for the Americans to save us; two world wars and civil wars. So … Continue reading

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Christopher Krebs is a smart man

Also, he is apparently a man of integrity so he got fired by the current American President who is neither of these things. Krebs was Director of Cybersecurity in USA, until he declared that there had been no widespread voter … Continue reading

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Trump’s nightmare

For a guy so desperately wanting to be feared – as respect is out of the question – the current response to his posturing is … well … We are technically in perhaps the worst governance crisis in US history. … Continue reading

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Trump’s appeal

One thing that Trump never communicates, and cannot possibly communicate, is a sense of his moral superiority. The man is totally without sanctimony. Even when his every utterance is purposed for self-aggrandizement. Even when he is calling himself a genius. … Continue reading

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When Trump and Swift are equally wrong

I am not entirely sure this is a rarity, though Taylor Swift may be a nice person. This thread does a thorough debunking of the “Trump is dismantling the US Postal Service” story that had been going around recently, finishing … Continue reading

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Resisting a dictatorship

In the words of the 13th World Chess Champion and member of the Russian opposition, Garry Kasparov: As we’ve said in the Russian opposition for years, resisting a dictatorship is a marathon, but you have to be ready for a … Continue reading

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