Amber from Chapo Trap House explains why Bernie is the only viable candidate for 2020, even if he dies on the campaign trail and his corpse has to be operated like a Muppet.
Even among law enforcement agencies, the Border Patrol has always been notably racist.
In brief: the Green New Deal completely changes the conversation.
Liberal history treats MLK Jr’s assassination as something that happened after the success of his movement (the Voting Rights Act). But it was really at the beginning of a movement that was cut short.
Welcome the hatred of your actual enemies.
Gender and mental health
This article seems to imply that if CBT is wrong (it probably is), then traditional Freudian analysis must be right (it probably isn’t).
It’s certainly abnormal.
This link has already rotted between the time I saved it and the time I shared it. But basically, it points out the problem with Marie Kondo’s test for whether to keep something: your toilet plunger almost certainly does not spark joy. But you also can’t get rid of it. And really, there are a whole lot of things about adult life that are like that.
This is an amazingly tepid take, but I guess the fact that it’s not obvious to everyone means that the gendering of babies is way out of control. The answer to the question is no, of course; you’re an anarchist if you put your baby in a red onsie that says “I’m a Little Wobbly” on them.
“Poor performance can, and does, lead to exclusion…There is a growing gap between what a high-end device can handle and what a middle to low-end device can handle.”
I was amazed to learn about 18th-19th century diaries being written to be passed around to fiends and family.
This is one reason why I love Chapo Trap House and ContraPoints. They may sometimes be problematic, but in terms of both style and substance, they are exactly what is needed for deprogramming people who might be just beginning the slide towards the alt-right.
A Dreamwidth community for talking about the design of social media platforms.
A CSS stylesheet for making brutalist websites. Eventually I need to make a theme for brutaldon that uses this.
A sociologist looks at the cost you have to pay to quit Facebook and Google.
A kind of corporate puff piece on DuckDuckGo, but you should totally be using it anyway.
Most Facebook users have no idea how Facebook makes money, or what that has to do with their data.
Folktronica, alternative pop, some nifty covers.
Nigerién composer Hama presents a groundbreaking album of traditional electronic desert folk songs, hovering somewhere between early 90s techno and synthwave. Nomadic herding ballads, ancient caravan songs, and ceremonial wedding chants are all re-imagined into pieces seemingly lifted from a Saharan 1980s sci-fi soundtrack or score to a Tuareg video game.