RT @[email protected] "Pinker’s book is not a case for the Enlightenment that invites refutation, but a refutation of the arguments of the counter-Enlightenment which, it turns out, have been wrong all along." https://twitter.com/QuilletteM/status/972737714201157632
True and tells you a lot about how we tend to see the world.
RT @[email protected] "Although some aspects of anthropology appeal to various sectors of the public, the fact is that a large part of what anthropologists have to say requires intellectual effort, and moreover is often rather disturbing to people’s peace of mind." (Benthall, https://buff.ly/2tAndkn)
It’s a feudal system.
RT @[email protected] Jeff Bezos makes 230,000 a MINUTE, but we can’t guarantee 15/hr for everyone?
RT @[email protected] Finally, the third false claim that race science ultimately depends on: “that intelligence is highly heritable, and that different IQ averages between population groups have a genetic basis.” But, Evans notes, this first requires looking at IQ tests, starting with the history.
If you ever wondered why that “you can’t live under capitalism while critiquing it” nonsense became so common over the last decade, there it is in the New York Times, in their very first article on Occupy.
This article from 2011 uses the same trope of the out of touch privileged millennial that you see in today’s NYT op-eds about student activism, portraying them as both too idealistic and not cynical enough.
The NYT article sneers at the idea of using spectacle and performance for activism, seemingly totally unaware of the entire history of American social movements doing so, from lunch counter sit-ins to marches against the Vietnam and Bush wars.
NYT mocking the start of Occupy, a movement that went on to inspire people across the US to talk about wealth inequality again, and I would argue, led directly to the Bernie Sanders candidacy.
Remember that this derision for young people’s activism isn’t new in the New York Times. They discounted the beginning of Occupy completely, and it then went on to sweep the nation and go global. http://nytimes.com/2011/09/25/nyregion/protesters-are-gunning-for-wall-street-with-faulty-aim.html?referer=https://www.google.ca/
Read this thread on Doug Ford. We’ve been warning about the rise of a Canadian ‘Trumpism,’ and here’s more evidence. Add this to the Peterson effect and it’s long past time to recognize the very real threat of a national scale right-wing reactionary response to Trudeau.
RT @[email protected] 6. It's like a Trumpist populist running for Governor of a large American Blue State, like California, NY or Massachusetts. That's what makes it especially scary.
Just noticed The Farthest is on Netflix in Canada - but I'm not going to watch it and hold out for the real thing, the full 2 hour version that wasn't edited down for an audience they assumed wasn't smart enough (North America).
RT @[email protected] @[email protected] @[email protected] @[email protected] Only version available in North America is US-tv shorter/different. Rest of world can see/purchase full 2-hour @[email protected] US funders/producers priority: fit their own short documentary into same 2-hour time slot w/ Farthest, plus market only US version. Makes me sad & mad.
Imagine if you were technically an adult but the idea of cleaning your room seemed so revolutionary that you started worshipping the self-help author who suggested it.
Customer Service Hell: An act in 7 parts, infinitely looping.
RT @[email protected] 🤖: Thank U for calling @[email protected], how can I help U
🤖: OK, book a new reservation
🤖: Do you have a choice number
🤖: I'm sorry, I didn't get that
*I press zero*
🤖: I think you want to talk to an agent, let me transfer you
🤖: *hangs up on me*
*I say bye, thanks, hang up and dial number @[email protected] 👨💻 gave me to contact the hotel and resolve the issue*
🤖: I'm sorry; the number you have reached is not in service...
*I scream and start again*