Thursday, March 26, 2020

Shared on March 26ths

Insomnia is boring. Why doesn't it put me to sleep?

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"Actually" is the polite way of saying, "If you bothered to do some research...."

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Thinking you can have art without politics while living under capitalism is like thinking you can have a life without radiation while living in Fukushima. Ignoring it does not mean it's gone.

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Religious states are bad for religions and states.

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People who say criticism of Israel is antisemitic are not worried about antisemitism. They're worried about criticism of Israel.

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Paranoia is the belief that you're being gaslighted.

Yes, sometimes paranoid people are also being gaslighted.

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When I criticize capitalism or feudalism, I'm not criticizing individuals. I'm criticizing the systems that make individual members of those groups support the suffering that's inherent in any economic hierarchy.

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Poverty is disproportionately composed of women and people of color. End poverty, and you disproportionately help women and people of color.

Which means people who reject class-based solutions are both racist and sexist.

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The advice for Americans pulled over by the police was to get out of their cars. Now it's to stay in the car with your hands on the wheel and pray the cop is also playing by the rules.

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