Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Accelerating

Tweet (Stephen Kinzer):

"The mendacious hypocrisy of regime-change lobby Human Rights Watch has robbed the once-inspirational phrase “human rights” of all its meaning. Now when people abroad hear that US human rights activists are on the way, they have to worry that a coup or war is being plotted." 

From 2019: "Accelerationism: the obscure idea inspiring white supremacist killers around the world" (Beauchamp).  It is curious how they would think that killing random people in a mosque, synagogue or black church would actually help their cause.  Seems like a waste of good bullets.

"Israeli Health Minister likens his obligation to vaccinate Palestinians to taking ‘care of dolphins in the Mediterranean’" (Weiss).  "To justify broken bones, Israeli occupation police prevent Palestinian workers from appearing in court".  Seems odd, but the victims were Supreme Beings as well:  "Israel extradites woman wanted for sex crimes to Australia".  "700,000 Israeli settlers and the two-state illusion" (Ofir).

"Cristiano Ronaldo rejects $6m-a-year deal to promote Saudi Arabian tourism: Report".  Ronaldo isn't a great guy, so this is a reflection that MbS has become completely toxic.

"Egypt’s suicidal state" (Diab).

"Narendra Modi is pushing Indian society to the brink" (Roy).

"Pompeo’s Last Stand" (Giraldi).  How much harm can one Fat Fuck do in a week?

This is the funniest thing I've read this week, especially the explanations and lists of 'sponsors':  "Who were the Jews pardoned by Trump in his final days in office?"

Tweet (Future American Refugee) (I don't want to be cruel, but that was doggerel, no?):
"A girl who writes shitty poetry who everyone humors because she’s black vs a guy who killed 2 pedophiles"
"It Seems YouTube is Taking Censorship to Next Level by Scrubbing ‘Dislikes’ from Biden Videos" (Becker).  This guy has an entire news site all written by him.

"The New National American Elite" (Lind):
"More and more Americans are figuring out that “wokeness” functions in the new, centralized American elite as a device to exclude working-class Americans of all races, along with backward remnants of the old regional elites. In effect, the new national oligarchy changes the codes and the passwords every six months or so, and notifies its members through the universities and the prestige media and Twitter. America’s working-class majority of all races pays far less attention than the elite to the media, and is highly unlikely to have a kid at Harvard or Yale to clue them in. And non-college-educated Americans spend very little time on Facebook and Twitter, the latter of which they are unlikely to be able to identify—which, among other things, proves the idiocy of the “Russiagate” theory that Vladimir Putin brainwashed white working-class Americans into voting for Trump by memes in social media which they are the least likely American voters to see.

Constantly replacing old terms with new terms known only to the oligarchs is a brilliant strategy of social exclusion. The rationale is supposed to be that this shows greater respect for particular groups. But there was no grassroots working-class movement among Black Americans demanding the use of “enslaved persons” instead of “slaves” and the overwhelming majority of Americans of Latin American descent—a wildly homogenizing category created by the U.S. Census Bureau—reject the weird term “Latinx.” Woke speech is simply a ruling-class dialect, which must be updated frequently to keep the lower orders from breaking the code and successfully imitating their betters."
"A Democratic National Treasure: The Saga of Nancy Pelosi’s Laptop" (South Front).  Still mysteriously missing (I hope Putin has it, and is reading her list of favorite ice creams).


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