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Typist. Works in Cambodia.
Sep 17, 2018 10 tweets 2 min read
Children are anarchic.

When they're young, parents are by necessity authoritarian communists. (From each parent according to their ability, to each (baby) according to their (often loudly crying need.) (1/x) Inside the home parents are largely authoritarian depending on the age of the child.

Indoctrination of children is taken care of by schooling systems which almost invariably have components of fascism. If you disagree, you've never been to a USA pep rally. (2/x)
Aug 18, 2018 6 tweets 13 min read
@Castantine @Volceltaire @jeremymstamper @preciouspearl4 @kathygriffin @AmazingDouglass @Amy_Siskind @AngryBlackLady @dianelyssa The schools operated with full support of the US government. see also Aboriginal 'Stolen Generation' (Australia) and Catholic schools (Ireland), huge story in the news this week.… @Castantine @Volceltaire @jeremymstamper @preciouspearl4 @kathygriffin @AmazingDouglass @Amy_Siskind @AngryBlackLady @dianelyssa It's not my job to choose ideological purity or 'Universal Good' for you. That's an individual assessment that a free society permits us to make, unlike what these kids got.
Aug 15, 2018 10 tweets 3 min read
1/x For all those who are saying after Washington DC that 'white supremacists are pathetic and divided' - they are biding their time. 2/x The USA was founded a white supremacist country by slave owners and gives us the Electoral College as a result.
Otherwise slave states would have never had any political sway. And that's how Trump got in.…
Aug 11, 2018 22 tweets 5 min read
1/x For my lefty twitter pals: I want any gains we can get against bigots, racists, crooks menacing our lives. This didn't change from before November 2016. Some tactics have been refined. 2/x I think .@Ocasio2018's positions should be utterly mainstream and unremarkable. And they would, if she was in the EU.

(That said, I enjoy a good twitter dunking.)
Aug 3, 2018 6 tweets 4 min read
#FollowFriday Thread August 03 2018

Give .@Scalzi a go, plenty of good observations. Also #FollowFriday .@Amy_Siskind's 'The Weekly List' is a handy summary of the crazy week that just went down. Don't let the news cycle spook you.
Jul 18, 2018 20 tweets 4 min read
Thread: USA viewed as 'client state' under political and economic control of Russia.

Already it's exhibiting characteristics of a "post-socialist' / "2nd world" country.

Some characteristics of the worst-off of them? Let a Southeast Asia wonk note some similarities! [1/20] 1. "State Capture:" consolidation of one-party rule under a pretense of multiparty democracy.

(Russian interference on behalf of Trump, Repub gerrymandering, voter 'fraud' laws to suppress Dem turnout.)
May 27, 2018 9 tweets 2 min read
How to explain #ComicsGate:… In the USA, one of the biggest selling genres is the "superhero" genre.
May 9, 2018 7 tweets 3 min read
So I was chilling out tonight watching some Youtube videos.
And for some reason I hit 'pause' on this one by .@swooz1e
This street scene looks familiar. Dang, is that a Tuk-Tuk? Is this Thailand?