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Re: The Dictator observations thread.

Post by Flex » 17 Apr 2019, 2:45pm

i extremely wish this had happened: https://apnews.com/f2e7202bec644e80a634c0e8d047c7a4
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Re: The Dictator observations thread.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 22 Apr 2019, 3:11pm

https://www.theonion.com/computer-scien ... 1834209623

(Coulda gone in the Ayn Rand thread, but this is higher up the food chain.)
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Re: The Dictator observations thread.

Post by Flex » 22 Apr 2019, 3:20pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
22 Apr 2019, 3:11pm
https://www.theonion.com/computer-scien ... 1834209623

(Coulda gone in the Ayn Rand thread, but this is higher up the food chain.)
rofl
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Re: The Dictator observations thread.

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Re: The Dictator observations thread.

Post by JennyB » 01 May 2019, 9:28am

BostonBeaneater wrote:
30 Apr 2019, 5:43pm
Of course one of them lives on Rhodesia Ave.
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Re: The Dictator observations thread.

Post by BostonBeaneater » 01 May 2019, 12:26pm

JennyB wrote:
01 May 2019, 9:28am
BostonBeaneater wrote:
30 Apr 2019, 5:43pm
Of course one of them lives on Rhodesia Ave.
I noticed that! Kinda perfect, right? Side note: Atlanta has a Rhodesia Ave. :rolleyes:
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Re: The Dictator observations thread.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 08 May 2019, 8:12am

Very good and thoughtful piece on the problem of having too much information and civic-mindedness.
https://www.theguardian.com/news/2019/m ... er-reality

It reminds me of a couple things. One is Joseph Heath's book from a few years back, Enlightenment 2.0, in which he argues, in part, that our flood of information makes us less critical-minded because thinking critically is hard work, that it takes time and concentration, which is difficult when we're constantly being bombarded with information, especially information packaged in anger and urgency. The other thing is that we seem to be adopting a crisis perspective to so much of everything. Nazis and Communists, to cite two, take that perspective. Everything is urgent and requiring righteous response because we're in crisis, evil is looming if not winning, so do something, anything to stop it. Nazis and Communists value action over reflection. Most of us don't go as far as physically assaulting people or blowing up building or what have you, but the same kind of motivation might be at work with the posting of conspiracy videos and the like. That kind of, yeah, I've done my part to combat evil.
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Re: The Dictator observations thread.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 14 May 2019, 11:03am

This could go in a number of threads, so I'll go with the general one. On white teenaged assholes in MAGA hats: https://thebaffler.com/salvos/teenage-pricks-pareene
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Post by Inder » 21 May 2019, 7:01pm

Joining such luminaries as Tony Blair and David Cameron.

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Re: The Dictator observations thread.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 21 May 2019, 10:00pm

Inder wrote:
21 May 2019, 7:01pm
Joining such luminaries as Tony Blair and David Cameron.
And Beto.

The only band that matters … to callow politicians.
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Re: The Dictator observations thread.

Post by Flex » 22 May 2019, 12:11am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
21 May 2019, 10:00pm
Inder wrote:
21 May 2019, 7:01pm
Joining such luminaries as Tony Blair and David Cameron.
And Beto.

The only band that matters … to callow politicians.
:cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
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Re: The Dictator observations thread.

Post by Silent Majority » 22 May 2019, 12:49am

Didn't Boris Johnson say he was a fan?
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Re: The Dictator observations thread.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 26 May 2019, 7:51pm

Inder wrote:
26 May 2019, 7:28pm
Update, co-option, same dif.
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