Gab, Nazi's, Bigots, "other views"
It doesn't ever occur to, particularly white cis hetero men, that for someone such as myself, 'debate' or 'hearing other views' has been a part of my life since childhood.
Frankly, debating issues regarding race or sexuality isn't an academic like adventure that happens within this neat little controlled environment.
This has been a near everyday experience w bigots. ++
Oh my goodness I've just learned a thing about The Matrix that causes it to make a lot more sense: In the original script the humans were used as neural network compute clusters by the Machines and as a crucial component of The Matrix itself.
Which is why humans who were aware of the simulation could control aspects of The Matrix - their minds were part of its foundation.
Unfortunately the test audiences had trouble understanding this concept so the studio changed the human role to "batteries".
Star Trek essay; Toxic masculinity
I forgot how good this essay on "Kirk drift" is
Pulse anniversary, mass shooting
(Reposting to boost under a CW)
"It's the anniversary of Pulse and it's awfully quiet.
As it always is.
The victims of Pulse were Black/Latinx and often at the intersection of both, including MANY Puerto Ricans. My auntie had to help a friend from her church prepare for a funeral of one of the victims.
Conservatives: “I don’t want to live in a leftist world where I’m forced to be nice or I get punished!”
Me: *full eye contact, slowly tapping a Bible”
"Finland is the only EU country where homelessness is falling. Its secret? Giving people homes as soon as they need them – unconditionally"
Who would have guessed
mental health (~)
Weird geek on many fringes trying to figure it all out. And I’m on the autism spectrum.
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