The grim worldview behind Trump's anti-immigrant push, Hong Kong protests, and the Kashmir crisis.
Seems the same desire for order and classification over ambiguity motivates identity politics.
3 days ago
Links 8/18/19 | naked capitalism
There was a discussion on an academic board lately where someone posted a query about the Victorian and Edwardian term “slavie.” . . . It had to be explained to them (and a bunch of other American academics — historians all — who piled on with similar assumptions), that no, a slavie was a white British domestic servant, a maid of all work, who occupied one of the lowest possible ranks in the hierarchy of employed persons . . . Some Americans pushed back: no, surely they asked, this had to have been a black slave. No white person would be treated with such systematic exploitation and derision by others who shared her skin colour.
racism  identity-politics 
6 days ago
Five Forms of Retreat | Benjamin Studebaker
Correctly puts Jordan Peterson and PC language in the same box.
6 days ago
The Future is Fascist
A little careless about characterizing fascism. Quotes Benjamin on the Angel of Progress.
10 days ago
The Descent Into Cruelty | Current Affairs
Doesn't see the full cross-ideological extent of cruelty and hate.
14 days ago
No toilet access in San Francisco
Some even require cell phone apps to unlock the doors.
19 days ago
California steers toward a future of self-driving cars | CalMatters
a significant step from allowing testing of automated cars in protected, supervised settings to unleashing them solo on the road, which experts say remains on a far horizon. There is much to be perfected: how best to turn left in traffic, for example
cars  ai 
26 days ago
Links 7/18/19 | naked capitalism
I have long suspected that the current social justice movement was devised as a fiendish psi-op, actually aiming to prevent it’s stated goals.
5 weeks ago
Poverty Doesn't Make You Racist | Dissent Magazine
Not sure the data agrees with the argument. Last graph has big gap at $20k, then much smaller gaps above. Most of gap thus seems to be poor vs working class, not rich vs poor. Matches argument that Dems are coalition of professionals and poor, Rs of working class and capital.
racism  inequality 
7 weeks ago
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