[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited from my diigo]
— Addie Wagenknecht (@wheresaddie) October 3, 2016
Lies, fearmongering and fables: that’s our democracy – “most people possess almost no useful information about policies and their implications, have little desire to improve their state of knowledge, and have a deep aversion to political disagreement. We base our political decisions on who we are rather than what we think. In other words, we act politically – not as individual, rational beings but as members of social groups, expressing a social identity.”
De Niro on Trump 2016
THE STRANGLERS.(AN EVENING WITH HUGH CORNWELL.)(1987.) – The Stranglers Hugh Cornwell insulting the public at a concert.
Böhmermann-Affäre: Persönliche Stellungnahme von Jan Böhmermann zur Sache. – “Wenn ein Witz eine Staatskrise auslöst, ist das nicht das Problem des Witzes sondern des Staates.”
Christian mom infuriated, tearful after hearing Hip Hop song, which she then recites in full (Update: remixes!) – “Music isn’t the same nowadays. Not at all. … The cuss words were bleeped out, but I’m not stupid.”
How to Spot and Deal with an Adult Bully – “First is documentation.
Two they need to confront the bully in a professional and calm way.
Step three would be to go to someone who has more power than you.
Finally, if they aren’t able to change the circumstance, then they have to limit their exposure to [the bully].”
Jeremy Hammond: Reflections from the SHU, Part 1 – “his is part one of a two-part series from Jeremy Hammond, detailing his experience while housed in the segregated housing unit, or SHU, from July to September of 2015.” Part 2 is here.
Delete Your Yahoo Account – “the enormous, faltering web company designed a bespoke email-wiretap service for the U.S. government, we now know that a Yahoo account is a toxic surveillance liability.” Oh, they can scan my spam…
The pill is linked to depression – and doctors can no longer ignore it – “A newly published study from the University of Copenhagen has confirmed a link between hormonal contraceptives and depression. The largest of its kind, with one million Danish women between the ages of 15 and 34 tracked for a total of 13 years, it’s the kind of study that women such as me, who have experienced the side-effects of birth control-induced depression first hand, have been waiting for.”
Meat-eating is on the rise in the United States – “In bad news for environmental, health, and animal welfare advocates, the latest numbers show that U.S. meat consumption is on an upswing, thanks to dropping prices.”
Sex Activist Stoya Is the Leader Porn Needs Now – “First we have to acknowledge capitalism. Money exerts behavioral control in so many ways; that’s the frontline of behavioral control in the US. You spend your childhood hearing you have to do this and that to get into a good college, to get a degree to get a good job and buy shit. It’s not even presented as “buy shit” but as having things integral to adulthood, to fulfilling the promise of the American dream, like a very large house that costs a lot to keep warm in the winter.”
Subjektivitätsmaschine Kapitalismus: Mein Businessplan bin ich – Understanding Digital Capitalism II – “Jedes Individuum wird zum Unternehmen transformiert, der Einzelne ist angehalten, selbst aktiv zu werden, die Initiative zu übernehmen, Risiken einzugehen. Der Typus des Unternehmers des Selbst ist das Subjektivitätsmodell, das mit dem Digitalen Kapitalismus einhergeht.”
Amoklauf in München – Eine Rekonstruktion – “Ein Täter, ein Tatort – und eine Stadt in Angst: Wie aus dem Münchner Amoklauf ein Terroranschlag mit 67 Zielen wurde. Eine Rekonstruktion.”