It is not power that corrupts but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it. From Freedom from Fear I heard this quoted on… Read More ›
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Bannon is portrayed as believing that a “global existential war” with radical jihadis (and maybe China as well) is inevitable, and that authoritarian politics in the USA is the only way to prepare the nation for victory.
The quote is about trying to stay informed by reading the newspapers, and seems to embody my own attempts at self-preservation in a world where duplicitous absurdities constantly gain more traction than rigorously scrutinised realities.
Later this week I will be part of my first anti-fascist #resist planning meeting*. I’m on a steep learning curve here, but I refuse to be just an observer any more. I will not be passive.
Anyone else organising with anti-fascist #resistance movements, I’d like to know anything you’re authorised to share with others. We need to be visible.
Political correctness: how the right invented a phantom enemy | The Long Read on The Guardian
Axiom: Recklessly broad generalisations lead to arseholery.
I wish all of you celebrating Thanksgiving a day that you feel good about afterwards, however you’ve decided to make that happen. Good luck. Here’s some jolly kittens to inspire you.
This call-to-activism post from Anita Sarkeesian lists useful resources for those who want to become more politically engaged as they contemplate President-Elect Trump. So if you’ve been wondering what you can do, here’s some food for thought. Lauren Chief Elk and others have some thoughts as well.
Mashable shares a depressingly long list of hateful attacks shared online since Trump’s election: just a sampling of reports tweeted by Shaun King. Read it and weep, because it’s only going to get worse.
“Of course, even if the lupine origins of the alpha-male trope weren’t obsolete, the notion that the term can even apply to human social structures is inherently absurd.”