Corpsey

call me big papa
On the down-low, he's a sort of British Joe Rogan in terms of bringing certain ideas into the mainstream. Except he's much funnier, taller, cleverer and hairier.

His podcast was really good before it got put behind a paywall.
 

luka

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a small handful of people have tried to paint them as heroes but they're much more ambivalent figures than that. 'society' in general is far warier of hero worship it seems and is content to let those three occupy an uncertain queasy middle ground. martyrs maybe, but to what?
 

version

Who loves ya, baby?
Weird. I just pulled up an old CounterPunch piece on Daniel Ellsberg then decided to click to the front page and the article at the top is by someone called Peter Linebaugh...

 

linebaugh

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It is not lol

I feel like Manning is unabashedly a hero but there's been work done to keep her story of a much lower profile than the grey figures of Snowden and Assange, whose morality/intentions can be easier brought to question through a quagmire of political discourse.
 

luka

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maybe she is but shamefully i cant even remember what she blew the whistle on.
 

linebaugh

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She then proceeded to get tortured by the US government, ridiculous amounts of time in solitary confinement. She actually tried to commit suicide earlier this year.
 
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