I feel like I’m in a particularly unrealistic SF novel. The oppressors are supposed to provide ‘bread & circuses.’ In real life, denying people bread & circuses and—here’s the SF part—propaganda makes the people want their own deprivation!
From the Provinces
There is no provincial more provincial than an academic.
Be the Best You Can Be — I Insist
Were there a charity which would fund sexual transition surgery only for the children of feminists, Democrats, and socialists, provided the surgery were completed prior to the child reproducing, I would donate a few thousand annually to contribute to transgenders becoming who they truly know themselves to be.
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
After years of decline by every measure of industrial and post-industrial civilization, Venezuela has reached terminal socialism. In Vernor Vinge’s A Fire Upon The Deep, when the transcendent power The Blight occupies a world, the Net of Thousand Lies collapses.
The progressives of the 1960s were half-right: The Revolution will not be televised. Under the sun and moon, without electricity, the revolution to overthrow socialism will not be televised. Or streamed.
With his latest pronouncement (“Zuckerberg says Facebook’s future is going big on private chats”) Zuckerberg proves he is qualified for public office. Already no one believes any promise he makes.
That’s Not Privacy….
Google warns me that attempting view videos without Google knowing who I am is a violation of privacy. Whose? Not mine. I’d like to watch videos privately. Google’s? Not Google’s—Google has no privacy rights.
I cannot view videos on YouTube as I can view videos on broadcast TV. Apparently watching a video anonymously violates my privacy.
What the push for legal-until-birth abortion tells us about the abortion debate.
That America’s Stalinists can’t find enough Kulaks?
That America’s Stalinists are ******* who can’t pick on someone their own size?
That America’s National Socialists want to purge defective genes from America?
That this time around two generations of imbeciles is enough?
That infanticide is and always was the goal?
The mass murder always begins with the weakest victims?
Evolution of Silicon Valley
“Look at what cool things I can code!”
”Look at how much money I can make!”
”Look at how much power I have!”
Thus Facebook and Twitter, designed to allow people to communicate, use their cool, power and money to disallow disfavored communication. Thus Google, designed to supply users important and popular search results, supplies instead government-approved or Google-approved search results.
The dream of a free and open Internet was wonderful, but is now over. Henceforth the Internet will be tightly controlled by tyrannical governments in the EU and PRC. In freer countries, subtle government influence and corporate power will occult anti- and non-establishment opinion.
Burn it all down.
The Scarlet “L”
There should be a legal penalty for obtaining sex through fraud. — Irini D Manta.
She is absolutely correct. A woman who lies about her age to entice a man into sex should be fined $10,000 for every year between her, older correct age and the age about which she lied, or $10 or every year between her younger, correct age and the age about which she lied.
Decent, real Americans keep thinking that Antifa’s riots and near-home invasions will eventually appall ordinary Americans and our political elite, who will put a stop to Antifa.* Won’t happen. Not right away nor anytime soon.
Prior Democrat Party regimes imposed illiberal and oppressive laws similar to the political correctness, diversity, and social justice laws of today. Those laws were called Jim Crow. The militant wing of the Democrat Party, the Klu Klux Klan, used extra-legal and extra-judicial violence to intimidate, repress, and murder dissenters. Fortunately it was limited its geographical scope, being most violent in the Northern state of Indiana.
And it was effective for decades. This establishes a minimum length of time before current Democrat Party totalitarianism can be overthrown, provided at least some part of America remains free. But no part of America is free of diversity, political correctness, or social justice. To overthrow the Democrat party will require decades, but by then American and its Constitution will be long dead.
* This is pathetic. It’s equivalent to the “if only comrade Stalin knew” plea from slaves in the Gulag. Stalin does know. That’s why you’re in the Gulag and it’s why Antifa can’t be arrested.