You know, I love the fantasy of impeaching Trump. A just indictment and trial, lots of nice speeches, and the evildoer led away in chains.
Not going to happen, unfortunately. The only scenario in which this works is if Dems somehow gain a substantial majority in the Senate, but Trump is re-elected.
But still what's it get you, aside from end times revanchist President Pence?
Keep up the investigations, and referrals to state authorities. But we have to win this at the ballot box.
Really, asking "what should replace Facebook" is putting things the wrong way around.
A more interesting way to ask the question is, "what did Facebook replace."
People used to build their own websites. People used to have blogs. People used USENET which was truly distributed and un-censorable.
Facebook and Google took the open internet and open standards and monetized and made everything crappy. Enough of that. Nothing should replace Facebook, it's done, stick a fork in it.
Let mutual love continue. 2 Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it. 3 Remember those who are in prison, as though you were in prison with them; those who are being tortured, as though you yourselves were being tortured.
Hebrews 13:1-3 NRSV
Jesus Hits Like an Atom Bomb
In nineteen hundred and forty-five
The atom bomb, it came alive.
In nineteen hundred and forty-nine
The USA got very wide
We found out a country across the line
Had an atom bomb of the very same kind
People got worried all over the land
Just like folks got in Japan
Viewed another way, Mary Poppins is the story of a magical anarchist agent who uses psychological tactics to undermine a senior bank executive to trigger a run on the bank, while instilling a sense of the marvellous in his kids and abetting his activist wife. The minute the bank crashes and her target goes mad, she leaves.
Police, state, and federal surveillance isn't just harmless even if it does not result in criminal prosecution. How many left folks have experienced problems with job, family, reputation, economic opportunity due to true or false information about them covertly disseminated. How many are set upon by right wing gangs and organizations such as the Proud Boys and KKK?
Trump's repeated attacks on first-rate news media such as the New York Times and Washington Post as "the enemy of the people" and the way his followers repeat his memes about "fake news" is perplexing.
Do these folks really not have any critical faculties engaged? How can they even pretend to believe that the Post and Times are willfully and knowingly publishing falsehoods or that they don't publicly correct errors when made?
The centralization of foreign intelligence, computer and network defense, and intrusive offensive computer operations into one agency, the NSA, has corrupted the missions and integrity of all of those components.
Collection and non-publication of zero-day exploits for offensive tailored access operations means that when NSA tools such as EternalBlue get into the wild, there is initially no defense. When fixes are published, cities & infrastructure lag in remediation.
From my office I hear the police shouting through a megaphone, clearing out the homeless encampment in the alley behind my building.
Meanwhile, the storefront across the street from my office has been empty for months, because the landlord raised the rent to a level nobody can afford. They'd rather keep it empty as a tax break.
Somebody tell me one reason landlords should get tax incentives for keeping rent ABOVE market rates, in a city full of people who need homes.
I strongly associate the B-52's, Stranglers, Talking Heads with theme art parties we used to have such as featuring florescent body paint, UV light, black leotards and balloon dogs made into wearables.
Or another time my entire house was filled with leaves on floor and branches coming out of the walls and became a house in a different dimension like stranger things, but cool. :)
Do I not defeat my enemies when I make them my friends?
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