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An academic's opinions on feminism, politics, literature, philosophy, teaching, academia, and a lot more.

We Are Not Powerless

We can all do something to go back to the time where the Internet was a space for people to express themselves freely instead of self-censoring like it’s the USSR. We have all contributed to the creation of this culture of fear and censorship. And now we can all dismantle the ugly building we have erected because it looks like a self-chosen prison. 

We need to stop using Twitter to fuel our outrage with dishonesty culled out quotes. Every time I have trusted Twitter to inform me, I later discovered I was being shamelessly manipulated by the dishonest right-fighters. I suggest to addicts that they start weaning themselves off the juice. 

We can all reject any outburst by the right-fighters the second we begin to witness one. 

We are not powerless here. It’s not something that is happening outside of our sphere of control. Do you know what most bloggers have moved to Facebook? Because there’s no calling out since it’s just your friends and it’s harder to link and retweet. 

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7 thoughts on “We Are Not Powerless

  1. Demotrash on said:

    I genuinely don’t get the appeal of twitter. I’ve tried to get into it, but I can’t. All I use it for at this point is so I know when my favorite local reporters here have released a new story.

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  2. I have finished reading Tuvia Tenenbom’s “The Lies They Tell” a few days ago.

    He has been travelling in America for half a year ” to find out who are the Americans,” talking with politicians, prisoners, homeless, Blacks from the worst city neighborhoods and millionaires.

    His main conclusion? Americans are afraid to tell what they really think, especially if you ask who they voted for in the last presidential election. (He was travelling during Obama’s term and Trump’s campaign. ) One married couple told him they didn’t know who the other voted for!

    His explanation was that since America is a relatively young nation, composed of many different groups, the pressure to “be nice” is used as glue to prevent social disintegration.

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  3. Shakti on said:

    Does twitter even drive people towards your blog posts? More importantly, does it drive people you want towards them?

    Do you know what most bloggers have moved to Facebook? Because there’s no calling out since it’s just your friends and it’s harder to link and retweet.

    Screenshots, my friend. And also check the settings on the posts. Facebook tends to try to make shit public with every platform change. Resist the urge to link all your online identities together because it’s convenient. I lock down my commenter profiles for a reason.

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