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25 Jun 18
The ones calling for civility are often the most uncivil among us. #Thread
Civility is a double edged sword. In normal times, it's necessary for society to function. If we're all fighting with each other nothing gets done. But factions in society also use it as a tool of social repression by accusing those who are complaining of injustice of being rude.
Don't be uppity, members of our society are told.
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24 Jun 18
My dad was tortured by the Gestapo for 4 days and thrown in a concentration camp for being in the Norwegian Resistance. Growing up, he would tell me things he learned in the Resistance. I thought, I'm never going to need this stuff. Here's some things of those things #Thread
First, you're never going to win a head on battle with an adversary that's got you outgunned. That's not the point of the Resistance. The point is to create friction, make it hard for your adversary to operate, to increase transaction costs.
Second, resistance doesn't have to be a dramatic act. It can be a small act, like losing a sheet of paper, taking your time processing something, not serving someone in a restaurant. Small acts taken by thousands have big effects.
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