Thoughts on “the new Jordan Peterson.”
I just watched this new video from Thought Slime. People like Pageau and Peterson are playing on the fragile egos of sort-of-smart people who feel a little more secure if they can pretend they can follow the bullshit and comprehend it. I’m a sort-of-smart person with a fragile ego too. I’m aware that there are […]
Stop being clever.
I’ve been saying for a while that “cute and clever” strategies don’t work against authoritarians and fascists. Here’s a confirming example from the UK. Time after time, the Conservatives are going “ha ha, UKIP will definitely hoist itself this time!” and repeatedly UKIP is gaining ground by being underestimated. According to the TLDR guy, the […]
How “edgy” “humor” helps the fascists
This YouTube video from “NonCompete” is interesting and worth the half hour. The narrator is explaining one thing in depth, and I’m not going to try to repeat it all, but I’m interested in this side point that comes about 2/3 of the way through: If you’re truly, actually sharing Pepe memes and “ironically” flashing […]
About Portland, Berkeley, the Proud Boys, and cops. Why local government matters.
Saturday 4 August 2018: Portland (Oregon) police show up at a rally by Patriot Prayer and Proud Boys. They intervene in support of the Proud Boys. They blast a “flashbang” projectile at one of the antifascist counterprotesters, in the back of the head. The shot probably would have been fatal had he not been wearing a […]
Video series: HOW WE WIN
I posted this to Facebook and am sharing it here. I have a few ideas about how to turn back authoritarianism, but first–here’s what makes me think it’s even possible.