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How To Survive The Coming Century
New Scientist article from 2009 with a rather terrifying map of the 4-degrees-warmer Earth
earth  new-scientist  climate  fear 
5 days ago by jm
In the Grip of Dread - Los Angeles Review of Books
A politics of dread flourishes exactly when such a push flies in the face of the driving heterogeneities all about. A recent study by Diana C. Mutz concluded that white men who voted for Trump in 2016 did so far less out of “economic anxiety” than they did out of driving concern that their long presumed racial power and privilege were under threat. The same could be said of Brexit, LePenisme, Generation Identitaire, Israel’s push to legalize its proposed segregation law. Dread as such reflects, without (fully) reflecting critically on, a society of the new (totalizing, global) enclosure act, of closing off to the different. This is a closing off and a pushing out that can only be effected, in the final act, as a politics of purification.
fear  anxiety  race  racism  trump 
9 days ago by craniac
In the Grip of Dread - Los Angeles Review of Books
Dread manifests in conditions of rampant unknowability. The refusal of reason and the celebration of unreasonableness are effectively the weaponizing of dread. Dread takes hold where evidence is refused and explanation is made to collapse. It proliferates as much concerning the anxiety of being touched by the distasteful indignities as by the nastiness itself.
fear  politics  anxiety 
10 days ago by craniac
'We ​can’t go back': Syria's refugees fear for their future after war | World news | The Guardian, Aug 30, 2018
Maj Gen Jamal al-Hassan, the head of Syria’s air force intelligence and one of country’s most senior security chiefs, told senior colleagues from other agencies in July: “A Syria with 10 million trustworthy people obedient to the leadership is better than a Syria with 30 million vandals.” The comments were first reported by the Syrian Observer, and later confirmed. “After eight years, Syria will not accept the presence of cancerous cells and they will be removed completely.”

Vengeance has been a regular theme of the rhetoric of Syrian officials, who have discussed the postwar phase – and the looming offensive on Idlib province with allies in Beirut. “Anyone who stood against them will be punished along with their family and clan,” said a senior Lebanese military officer in regular contact with Syrian counterparts. “They are ruthless and they have won. They have long memories, and this is their chance to make the country they want.”
refoulment  fear  refugees  Mar15  Intelligence_community 
10 days ago by elizrael
Beyond Simple Valence: Discrete Emotions as mediators of political communication effects on trust in politicians
Abstract: Within this paper, the relationship between citizens’ emotional reactions to politi- cal reporting and their judgment of trust in politicians is investigated. Drawing on appraisal theories of emotion, this paper seeks to answer the question whether affect predicts trust judgments and which emotion plays what role. Findings of two media effects studies, one in the context of the 2013 German televised debate and in the context of the 2014 EU elec- tions, supported the assumption that (1) emotions play a role over and above cognitive evaluations of politicians and (2) effects of affective states differ depending on the appraisal of the emotion. Emotions that can be characterized by other-control appraisals (anger) and no-control appraisals (happiness) do affect trust in politicians, while emotions with situa- tional control appraisal (fear, sadness) or self-control appraisal (pride) do not have an effect. The studies confirm that emotions play a crucial role for subsequent trust judgment over and above evaluations of politicians and also support the idea that valence-based approach- es are too simplistic to explain the relationship of emotions and trust judgments.
Passions  Latino  war  Leadership  fear  state  communications  reasoning  Power_materials 
10 days ago by Jibarosoy
language and desire
Entire industries are based on the premise that our desires can be extracted from the words that we type and the links that we click.
advertising  desire  fear  from notes
15 days ago by craniac
Making America White Again | The New Yorker
Toni Morrison, in November 2016, after the election: "So scary are the consequences of a collapse of white privilege that many Americans have flocked to a political platform that supports and translates violence against the defenseless as strength. These people are not so much angry as terrified, with the kind of terror that makes knees tremble."
race  power  fear  violence 
17 days ago by jbushnell
Why Self-Doubt Cripples INFPs, Plus 5 Tips to Overcome It
Why Self-Doubt Cripples INFPs, Plus 5 Tips to Overcome It. As INFPs, we are exceptionally insightful, sensitive, loving creatures. We instinctively see the good in everyone, often looking at others through rose-colored…. https://ift.tt/2xlLHx7. via Instapaper. September 26, 2018 at 09:42PM
fear  anxiety  introvert 
20 days ago by sjspires

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