The Atlantic: Nazis Have Always Been Trolls. They rely on murderous insincerity and the unwillingness of liberal societies to see them for what they are. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/03/mosque-shooter-troll-like-original-nazis/585415/
Twitter and Facebook keep tolerating this threat, arguably encouraging it, in the name of profit and I’m furious and sad and exhausted that so many people think they’re stuck there.
Bell Labs, 1969-70
politics, shutdown, privatization
I'm increasingly thinking of the shutdown as a way to accellerate privatization. they're Shock Doctrine-ing by creating their own man-made crisis. I can't help but think they'd love to have privately owned and run National Parks. Airports with private security firms like the one Betsy Devos' husband ran instead of the TSA (that could really help them enforce their immigration policies more brutally).
I wrote about the corrosion of internet culture for The Baffler: https://thebaffler.com/salvos/404-page-not-found-wagner
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