Month: August 2009

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.

Question

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?