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OK, so I answered "no" to the above questions.

I feel better.  Thanks.

Literate Chaotic / Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« on: March 24, 2017, 01:40:39 pm »
I'm reading "The New Jim Crow" by Michelle Alexander, about how mass incarceration is the modern caste system of white supremacy.

Interestingly, it was given to me by my septuagenarian mother, who is trying to become Woke in the wake of this election. I mean, she was always a "liberal democrat", but she was also born a WASP in Pasadena CA during the 40s, so...

It's really fun to watch.

Should I be scared?

I'm scared. 

It really is a testament to how successful society IS, that so many people seem to feel they can opt out without immediate dire risk to their survival.

Truth. Just like only a person lucky enough to be born into the most fabulously wealthy civilization in human history could somehow end up believing that poverty itself arises only from bad choices or moral weakness, or only a person born under the fairest laws in history could somehow think injustice is a only a delusion in the minds of its victims. In past ages, when the whole world was hostile and the state really was out for your blood, no one would deny that some people got the short end of the stick by chance of birth and deserved something better than they had the power to earn for themselves. It's a serious indictment of humanity that once presented with the tools to eradicate disease, poverty, and starvation, we choose instead to just stop seeing those things as problems.


I love watching this thread.  It's really inspiring.

Richard Nixon's glittering half-life sarcophagus / Re: Spagbook
« on: March 23, 2017, 06:16:33 pm »
Don't be cephalopobic.

My individualism is rugged, suh!

Which is interesting, in that there's a parallel argument that if welfare is abolished, charity groups (widely assumed to be religiously based) will step in to cover.

Also, hi new person!


There is a startling and appalling lack of compassion going around these days.

Technically, weren't the "Americans during medieval times" the indigenous tribes already living there?

That's awesome, Roger.  I'm glad you found something so quickly.

Or Kill Me / Re: You're not conscious
« on: March 19, 2017, 01:26:48 pm »
I feel that QG could do something cool with, "Don't you have an update to check?"

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