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*adds Riker to list of people to interview for dissertation research*
RT @[email protected] could space explore us


RT @[email protected] "Identity politics is destroying Canadian unity"? Sure. The kind of racism and colonialism that allows a white person to shoot an Indigenous person in the head and get away with it does wonders for "Canadian unity." Yup. Let's blame "identity politics." twitter.com/CandiceMalcolm/sta

Scroll up for a potential buyer. Or, at least for the parts of it not contributed by Russia, Europe, Canada, and Japan. twitter.com/wired/status/96332

โ€œUnion solidarity first, immigration status second.โ€

We should adopt this globally but change it a bit to: Human solidarity first, immigration status irrelevant.
RT @[email protected] This is so amazing: N.Y. Teamsters form 'sanctuary union' to fight off ICE agents nydailynews.com/new-york/n-y-t

โ€œUnion solidarity first, immigration status second.โ€

We should adopt this globally but change it a bit to: Human solidarity first, immigration status irrelevant.
RT @[email protected] This is so amazing: N.Y. Teamsters form 'sanctuary union' to fight off ICE agents nydailynews.com/new-york/n-y-t

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RT @[email protected] I stopped by the camp and they requested smoke alarms and water. We are gonna get them tonight. Cash.me/$blakedontcrack

The writers for Discovery have (perhaps without realizing it) created a world in which there can be no historians and/or in which Starfleet/the Federation is able to re-write history as if they are an Orwellian โ€œMinistry of Truth.โ€

Clearly events in the finale produce this situation and are meant to (re)frame Spockโ€™s careful reply. But why wouldnโ€™t historians have written about it? And if they did why wouldnโ€™t Chekov et al. know this once widely known fact about a key figure in ending the devastating war?

As @[email protected] reminded me, in The Tholian Web (TOS) the crew of the Enterprise doesnโ€™t seem to know that a mutiny has ever taken place.

CHEKOV: Has there ever been a mutiny on a starship before?

SPOCK: Absolutely no record of such an occurrence, Ensign.

We see early on that everyone in Starfleet has heard of Michael Burnham, the mutineer. But after events in the finale this knowledge seems at some point to have been erased, restricted, or hidden somehow.

Whatโ€™s the role of public knowledge, Starfleet knowledge, history, and historians in the Federation universe that imagines?

February 10th was also a Tesla photo - did really need two photos of this? apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap180210.ht

History matters. Learn history.
RT @[email protected] The brutality of the U.S. military on the Korean Peninsulaโ€”635,000 tons of bombs, 32,557 tons of napalm, targeting infrastructure, destroying villages, flattening the country, and 4 million deadโ€”is what your viewers should really read up on. twitter.com/jaketapper/status/

How do we stop ICE? We recognize that "legal" is not a moral standard. The law can be immoral, it can be wrong, it can be evil and right now in the US the law and law enforcement are evil.

How do we stop ICE? We pledge that any time we're in a position to do anything that might help ICE we will refuse, even if it means losing that job, and we pledge to fully support those in our community who do so. twitter.com/OmanReagan/status/

How do we stop ICE? We pledge that no politician who supports ICE will get our vote. Period. twitter.com/OmanReagan/status/