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Unless you are a complete superfan, there is a Coltrane live recording you have not heard. Find one and put it on!

Panel discussion: Why do human bodies suck so much

War is a symptom of a social disease that too many people try to just ignore. How do we reverse that trend and take that power away from the state?

It's clear that even a succession of the most baldly two-faced warmongers (of both parties) is not enough in the US to raise class consciousness.

If budgets are moral documents, the US military budget is the most hateful book ever written.

Every short phrase, co-opted for advertising.

Historical fiction where Trump gets sent back to the 1760s in 2002 as part of a promotion for a reality show and then they "accidentally" can't bring him back

We were founded on a very basic double standard: This country was founded by slave owners who wanted to be free.
-- George Carlin

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We no longer like to think about bureaucracy, yet it informs every aspect of out existence. It's as if as a planetary civilization, we have decided to clap out hands over our ears and start humming whenever the topic comes up.
-- David Graeber

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Little bit jealous of people named "Joy" because even if the nominative determinism effect is small, still great

"The ultimate, hidden truth of the world is that it is something that we make, and could just as easily make differently." - David Graeber

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RIP to a real one. David Graeber was one of the best modern writers about anarchism and had a huge heart. Time to re-read Fragments in honor:

On the other hand, I'm not a violent person, but perhaps we should violently remove people from power if they abuse it. Or, even if they don't, down the road, aiming for that place where no man is any more a master than any other.

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"Kill your masters" doesn't mean literally murder them, necessarily. On the level of leader worship, maybe just stop putting people on pedestals. Humans are fucking idiots. Trust me, I am one.

Fuck. Yes. I hope they win.

[a group of Black Tulsa residents, including a 105 year old survivor of the Black Wall Street massacre, are suing for reparations.]

@chiasm an actual good-for-humans use of big data that keeps compassion in the loop? Nice!

Coronavirus, CDC report 

The CDC announcing that 94% of COVID-19 deaths had contributing conditions doesn't mean "Oboy! Only 6% of the deaths were because of the disease!"

It means "Oh shit! The US health care system is so bad that way more people than we thought are in the high risk group!"

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Of course, capitalism isn't going to let us take away power from capital that easily. But we can try it at the local level and scale up. Screw politics, politicians, and the whole game being played. In the new world, there should be no life-long politicians, just those called to do their duty for their society.

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Educate the lottery winners about legislating for a period of time before their term starts. Have them observe for a while. And then let them make decisions. We would immediately get class, race, gender, and other representation proportional to populations.

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