Monday, February 3, 2020

Things shared on Feb 3rds: about guillotine jokes, more

If jokes about guillotines upset you:

1. I want to end the rich as a class. No deaths are necessary.

2. The guillotine may be the most merciful method of execution ever created. Capitalists have always been more brutal when killing those who threaten their privilege.

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The brilliant rhetorical trick of privilege theorists was removing the economic component from privilege so white people and people who can walk and people who own private jets are all described as privileged—and all need to acknowledge their privilege rather than end it.

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The most important lesson from the French Revolution: Don't let bourgeois theorists like Robespierre run anything more than a library.

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Save us from people who think they can make a better world by striking the first blow.

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With every presidential election, I fall into a less plausible alternate universe.

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From 2016: Silly meme I saw 2x today: idea that free speech means people have to listen to a speaker. Don't want to listen? Don't attend. Easy!

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If I was a politican and a decent human being (yes, there are a few) and my party wanted me to resign for something stupid I did decades ago instead of what I had done since then, I would not resign. I would join another party. #Northam #AlFranken

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When the rich say the poor envy them, they imply everyone wants to exploit the working class. But people's rebellions from Spartacus's day until the present have had the goal of ending privilege, not replacing one boss with another.

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Silly humans insist their politics are true to human nature, but other people's politics are shaped by their societies.

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