Day: 2009-08-28

On avoiding pile-ons

There really should be a better way to balance a principle of explicit non-toleration of marginalising language/arguments on HaT and a practise which appears to be driving people away from discussion here entirely. So how about we explore that a bit?

Anthropological fascination link of the day

There’s smart/sassy remarks, making political points, social justice calls, promoting the latest hotspot, and shaming of friends/lovers behaving badly. Some of it is funny, some of it is progressive, lots of it is very reactionary, and wow: it’s hard to look away.


Is it very, very wrong of me to have subscribed for years to the newsletter of the Aussie arm of the LaRouchites just for the laffs?