mcmorgan + polemic   7

In Trump’s America, a thick-headed man’s incredibly thin skin is threatening free speech | Opinion | The Guardian
Thick head, thin skin is no reason. But the point is that censorship is here. Political correctness now comes from the right.

> That large corporations are punishing creative expression because it is critical of Trump is worrying. Even more worrying, however, is the insidious but understandable creep of self-censorship among everyday Americans. This week provides yet another example that, when it comes to Trump, exercising your right to free speech – that dearest of American values – can prove an expensive endeavour.
polemic  politics  censorship  trump 
june 2017 by mcmorgan
Why are liberals now cheerleading a warmongering Trump? | Owen Jones | Opinion | The Guardian
Handing over the keys?

> History shows that war presents the ideal opportunity for the authoritarian-minded to amass, consolidate and concentrate power. Dissent can be more easily portrayed as treachery; jingoism sweeps the nation, boosting the popularity of the ruler; critics fall into line; constitutional norms can be disregarded at a time of national crisis.
polemic  politics  rhetoric_of_action  trump 
april 2017 by mcmorgan
(Higher) Education as Bulwark of Uselessness
I'm deskilling in the wake of Pokemon GO. " I am being completely straight in claiming that the role and glory of education is that it can be useless, not being bounded by criteria of production and pre-determined purpose."
gaming  polemic  corporateculture 
july 2016 by mcmorgan

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