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Why I left Google to join Grab – Steve Yegge – Medium
You can look at Google’s entire portfolio of launches over the past decade, and trace nearly all of them to copying a competitor: Google+ (Facebook), Google Cloud (AWS), Google Home (Amazon Echo), Allo (WhatsApp), Android Instant Apps (Facebook, WeChat), Google Assistant (Apple/Siri), and on and on and on. They are stuck in me-too mode and have been for years. They simply don’t have innovation in their DNA any more. And it’s because their eyes are fixed on their competitors, not their customers.
Google  business  innovation  arrogance  conservatism  competition 
january 2018 by petej
VersoBooks.com: Trump, fascism, and the construction of "the people": An interview with Judith Butler
So part of what he succeeds in doing is to communicate a sense of power that he has in fact delegated to himself. That is precisely what language-acts like the one you mention constitute. We should also bear in mind that the anger against cultural elites is taking the form of anger against feminism, against the civil rights movement, against religious and cultural diversity. These different causes appear as so many "superego" constraints weighing down on racist and misogynist passions.

What Trump has done is to "release" the hatred against social movements and against anti-racist public discourse. With Trump, everyone is free to hate. He put himself in the position of a man prepared to run the gauntlet of public condemnation for his racism and sexism — and he survived it. His supporters also want to be unashamed in their racism, hence the sudden increase in hate crimes in the streets and on public transport immediately after the election. People felt "free" to bark their racism as they saw fit.
TrumpDonald  USA  politics  fascism  disillusionment  disaffection  democracy  misogyny  racism  arrogance  hatred  language  power  interview  dctagged  dc:contributor=ButlerJudith 
december 2016 by petej
I’m a cop. If you don’t want to get hurt, don’t challenge me. - The Washington Post
"if you don’t want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck with a baton or thrown to the ground, just do what I tell you."
USA  police  policing  force  authority  state  violence  culture  arrogance  power  brutality 
august 2014 by petej

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