Digging my heels in and shaming my callous opponent won't help, and feeds into the myth of the "holier than thou" leftist. You might genuinely believe you're a better person, but unlike someone who is right-wing individualistic, it won't make you happier. The ultimate goal is to agree, not to win at moral point-scoring.
The Left Doesn’t Need to Be More Open-Minded with the Right (pt.1)
Is it closed minded to reject bad ideas and disingenuous arguments? Is there really any merit in sickening and hateful rhetoric that reduces lived experiences and historical legacies to "whiny snowflakes"?
As We Change, So Does History | Colston Statue
Amidst growing frustrations with a racist world it was a cathartic moment for many. Yet this historic and symbolic moment was not overwhelmingly supported.
BLACKOUT – Amplify protesters voices
Links to support protests + anti-racism charities: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bail_funds_george_floyd - donate evenly to 70+ bail funds for protestors - getting them out protects them, supports them, and shows they are not alone. 15 million dollars raised so far. https://bailproject.org/ - USA charity campaigning generally to free people from the injustice/inequity of bail + the prison system … Continue reading BLACKOUT – Amplify protesters voices
This Is Why We’ll Always Give Haters Our Attention
I can't help but feel Piers might benefit from this wash of support. Doing something for the good of could have a positive effect on the chronically-corrosive journo.
If Politics was a Room, Would You Tactically Vote?
The system of politics is distant and bureaucratic. Just like money as a medium of exchange makes it harder for humans to understand costs; mass-democracy as a medium of politics makes it harder for humans to understand power.
5G Conspiracy Theorists Need Kindness Not Hate
The future is never clear, but right now it looks like a stop sign. Last week I couldn't post. Despite being inside almost all of the time, with no pressure to go anywhere or do anything, I had no energy. The world feeling like a crisis zone is taking its toll on all of us. … Continue reading 5G Conspiracy Theorists Need Kindness Not Hate
Coming soon: Fear, Intersectionality or Anti-Natalism (No post this week)
Next week’s post is about any of these 3 topics: Anti-Natalists: The kindest most selfish people you’ll ever meet. Intersectionality: Who’s really at the bottom of the pile, and why does it matter? Fury and Fear: The sad reason why twitter trolls thrive on your hate. These title’s aren’t confirmed, but keep an eye … Continue reading Coming soon: Fear, Intersectionality or Anti-Natalism (No post this week)
This Crisis Is Part of All of Us
This recent health crisis the world is facing feels surreal and inevitable at the same time. We're a closely connected species with masses of technology, but ultimately we're still fragile and biological machines. I've written before that whilst numbers are infinite, humans are not, and that's the limit of our financial economy. We know the … Continue reading This Crisis Is Part of All of Us
Why I’m Not Writing About Caroline Flack
Sometimes I feel I should keep a note of all the current affairs. I have hot-takes on anything and everything, but I never share them. Algorithm-wise, trending is king. Unfortunately, it's not always how my mind works. The last big moment I genuinely tried to latch onto was Jordan Peterson's C4 debate, 2 months after … Continue reading Why I’m Not Writing About Caroline Flack