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I like @AlexUsherHESA's work and read his newsletter more or less every day. So I was surprised by his patronizing take on Stefan Collini conta.cc/2SUddhd I like Collini personally and professionally, I should say up front. But Usher gets the UK highered crisis wrong /1
He says,"certainly the UK policy debate is driven by third-rate econ-talk" that is "pretty thin stuff." True, but this thin stuff eliminated public funding for UK #highered in most subjects, allowed the instant tripling of fees, and undermined the nonelite end of the sector. /2
the thin stuff is a particularly clear version of #neoliberalism via Thatcher as @davies_will has analyzed, fused with Tory austerity ideology as described by @leninology and imposed by the UK's centralized state. The coalition gov used market economics common in the West. /3
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"If you have nothing to hide you are worthless" Shoshana Zuboff #CPDP2019
Should we not gather in resistance against surveillance capitalism which has come to destroy human nature as industrial capitalism did to nature?
@murakamiwood digital is another special fix of capitalism to commodify aspects of human experience until now uncommodified.
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Graeber/W pitching Fukuyama all embrac. style ag Fukuyama: what's the point?

Both wanna descr THE World Hist as 1 devel 🤪; G/W go on as if we're to forget #sociology & its #capitalism insights incl. Capit means A+SOME! qual diff ways of org society #Marx #Durkheim #Foucault
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G/W explain inequality is dealth with regularly throughout hist: "Rather than idling in some primordial innocence, until the genie of inequality was somehow uncorked, our prehistoric ancestors seem to have successfully opened and shut the bottle on a regular basis..." Ok, fine
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G/W conclude on the above : "If so, then the real question is not “what are the origins of social inequality?” but, having lived so much of our history moving back and forth between different political systems, “how did we get so stuck?”

Focus Q: "how did we get so stuck?"
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@bretthore91 @Wondesign @LandofDame_Slap @2CHECKFACTS @WgarNews @AshRi373 @LadyPoop2 @WhteRbbnAdvocat @nocrueltyatall @SNAICC_CEO @OddemocracyA @anne_clothier @RachelQuayle08 @JennyPineapple2 @colleenmenzies @AbSecNSW @georgina_116 @SNAICC @paddygibson @PipHinman @greenleftweekly @Absurd_Penguin @joewilliams_tew @SummerMayFinlay @BraybrookA @bevhenwood @indica2007 @rationalbitch No, history tells us that the formation of the @LiberalAus by #Menzies came about at the moment of the complete failure of the #UAP towards the end of WWII. The #UAP wasn't a modern party, just a bunch of morons doing whatever the leaders of industry in the #MelbourneClub told em
@bretthore91 @Wondesign @LandofDame_Slap @2CHECKFACTS @WgarNews @AshRi373 @LadyPoop2 @WhteRbbnAdvocat @nocrueltyatall @SNAICC_CEO @OddemocracyA @anne_clothier @RachelQuayle08 @JennyPineapple2 @colleenmenzies @AbSecNSW @georgina_116 @SNAICC @paddygibson @PipHinman @greenleftweekly @Absurd_Penguin @joewilliams_tew @SummerMayFinlay @BraybrookA @bevhenwood @indica2007 @rationalbitch @LiberalAus .#Menzies needed to set up a modern party that had widespread support which he could control in #TheHouse. The industry leaders went into @TheIPA to provide advice to the new party. So he needed a brand name that could coincide with a notion that it could "think for themselves"
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We all would do well to sit with Robin DiAngelo's #WhiteFragility and absorb sentences like this: “I believe that white progressives cause the most daily damage to people of color.” Great piece @xwaldie for @NewYorker. newyorker.com/books/page-tur…
This: “The most effective adaptation of racism over time is the idea that racism is conscious bias held by mean people.” I've been thinking a lot about this false binary thinking in the context of #MeToo: the notion that there are "good" and "bad" men. We're complex.
Pair this with @MaggieHagerman 's outstanding new research on the stories affluent white parents tell themselves about how they're raising their kids... and why. Definitely the thing I struggle with the most here in #Seattle. time.com/5362786/talkin…
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7 years ago, I wrote "Flushing the Potty Panic" for @transadvocate. I opined the solution to unlawful #discrimination in access to public accommodations in which nudity is unavoidable—toilets, showers, locker/dressing/changing rooms—because "separate but equal" is illegal…
is to ensure via #law that a sufficient number of secure, single user, #disability-accessible, #family-friendly facilities are provided for all people who for any reason desire or require #privacy or assistance, in the manner of the #ADA Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990…
at the same time we ensure by law that all people have the right to be free from unlawful discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, sexual or affectional orientation, or gender identity, appearance, expression, or behavior, regardless of sex or gender assigned at birth…
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After 70 years of imperial/neoliberal indoctrination the web of lies is so obviously absurde (9/11, Skripal, WH = ISIS, etc.), that it is dissoluting. The empathetic humanity connects, closes ranks and sends their eternal psychopathic rulers and their lackeys into nowhere land.
The "evil empire" is a lifelong three year old child. I certainly loved my children at that age too, however only because they created not only a surreal mess, but also made steady progress.

A great documentary about psychopathy and society:
The elite invented "democracy" to protect them from the empathetic people. The media are their means for misleading the people sedated by "democracy". This is definitely a bad thing since the people have become educated and the elite almost totally insane.
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Some thoughts on the debate between Coates and Cornel West, as someone who had the privilege to study with the latter.
I think a lot of folks misunderstand Dr. West’s position because they don’t put themselves in his way of seeing the world. Because for years Dr. West has been very consistent with his critiques of #Obama, #neoliberalism, and #internationalism
West sees the world through an #internationalist matrix of power. That means that, for him, understanding #WhiteSupremacy, for example, isn’t just about understanding individual #racist encounters in the US but understanding *policies* that disenfranchise non-white folk.
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