The Culture War

luka

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Craner Matthew and others are in my ear saying elimiate his life from the grid. Rub out the coordinate points.
 

version

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You should read that big Harper's piece I posted in The Coming Authoritarianism. It explains the situation pretty well. The gist of it is we're heading back to a similar situation to the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in the sense that the elite operate in a different economy to the rest of us, one that isn't constrained by borders, much like they did when the East India Company was at its peak. That, coupled with AI and automation, means they can gradually phase out democracy and leave the running of things to machines whilst rendering the rest of us obsolete.
 

version

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I did. It's on his Twitter.

1. "The Making of Global Capitalism: The Political Economy Of American Empire" (2012) by Sam Gindin and Leo Panitch.
2. "Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization" (2016) by Branko Milanovic.
3. "The Stack: On Software & Sovereignty" (2016) by Benjamin Bratton.
4. "The London Hanged" (1991) by Peter Linebaugh.
5. "The Ashley Cooper Plan: The Founding of Carolina and the Origins of Southern Political Culture" (2016) by Thomas D Wilson.
6. "Globalists: the End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism" (2018) by Quinn Slobodian.
 

craner

Beast of Burden
I never said we should eliminate Corpsey, I said we should terminate Choon of the Day. But maybe it amounts to the same thing.
 

suspended

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version

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Liz Truss is going after Foucault now.
As a comprehensive school student in Leeds in the 1980s, I was struck by the lip service that was paid to equality by the City Council while children from disadvantaged backgrounds were let down.

While we were taught about racism and sexism, there was too little time spent making sure everyone could read and write.

These ideas have their roots in post-modernist philosophy – pioneered by Foucault - that put societal power structures and labels ahead of individuals and their endeavours.

In this school of thought, there is no space for evidence, as there is no objective view – truth and morality are all relative.
 

luka

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Now people just get outraged and offended because it's their duty as partisans in the struggle. It's not a private personal emotional response
 

version

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It is a bit weird tbh, but not because it's a gay couple. It's weird because you've got two people eating a creme egg out of each other's mouths. Typical of the Daily Mail to lead with the couple's sexuality.

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