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video of seattle police arresting a 13 year old kid for a climate change protest
are you kidding me, someone CALLED the police on these kids
it's not like they were planting bombs on a pipeline, this was a very non-action symbolic protest and even that was too much for people in seattle
Lindsay Ellis has a new video up and I love how she calls these "hot takes" when they are actually the opposite of the trash that comes out of the likes of the atlantic.
A lot of time and research put into actual film/television theory and media critique that can be used as a way to think critically about power and art and how it affects actual humans
"The Last of the Game of Thrones Hot Takes" | by Lindsay Ellis
recently found myself at a leftist organizing meeting for an event and dishes came up 😑
An example of the worthwhile take-down of steven pinker:
"[Pinker] purports to be presenting hard science, but often his sources are works of popular advocacy, rather than original scientific studies. Over ten percent of the notes to his chapter on the environment cite Stewart Brand's 'Whole Earth Discipline', a polemical work by a highly successful entrepreneur and business consultant — and is not Pinker's only source of this kind"
Just finished reading:
Learning to Die: Wisdom in the Age of Climate Crisis | by Robert Bringhurst and Jan Zwicky
I found it to be individualistic to a fault.
I'd recommend 'Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization' instead.
*IF* you are curious of what a neo-liberal take on the climate crisis would look like, it's a quick read.
I *WOULD* recommend the "Afterword" for a good demonstration of what a dishonest hack Steven Pinker is.
book recommendation, mental health (neutral)
This was a difficult read, especially for me personally at this time, but at the end of it I was glad I read it
Suicidal: Why We Kill Ourselves | Jesse Bering
Heard about it on this episode of the "This is Hell!" Radio show: https://thisishell.com/interviews/1034-jesse-bering
My new catechism
No One Belongs Here More Than You | by Miranda July
❝What is the most terrifying thing that has ever happened to you?
Did it involve a car? Was it on a boat? Did an animal do it? If
you answered yes to any of these questions, then I am not
surprised. Cars crash, boats sink, and animals are just
scary. Why not do yourself a favor and stay away from these
every year spotify tries to make my "year in music" seem magical and upbeat, but they always end of reminding me how bad the year was
My "favorite artist" in 2018 was Snow Tha Product...because I listened to "waste of time" non-stop on repeat (i guess for 15 hours) after my repeatedly lying and cheating partner and I separated
I'm very high, so when I got this advert in the mail it took me a good 20 minutes to figure out the scam and see through the (dark) design patterns that went into this
fyi: the "confirmation code" is redacted because i assume if you call a robot will say "confirm your address is [address this was mailed to]"...which is noneya business!
If you want to feel more freaked out than usual by #capitalism try this:
1. get high
2. watch 'neo yokio: pink christmas' on netflix
3. immediately after watch 'the american meme' on netflix
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