Best Quarantine

My kid had the absolute best time in quarantine for one reason: I didn’t watch or read a single news report on COVID. It doesn’t mean I’m indifferent to the subject. I actually know tons about it. But I didn’t let those vile manipulators mess with my brain.

I’m very glad I figured out they are all liars in time.

Addictions

It took me 24 hours to get back to normal after the contretemps with the pothead bath salts. Once I recovered, I realized that in my dazed state I had taken advantage of a sale on Israeli history books and purchased a bunch.

I can quit narcotic bath salts any time but book-buying is a different story.

E-learning Is Stupid

If it’s between e-learning and homeschooling, I’d 100% choose homeschooling. I see absolutely no value in obligatory vegetation in front of a screen.

It’s definitely one of the huge ironies of life that I now seriously consider homeschooling plans because the alternative is so unappetizing. I have accepted that schools don’t teach anything, I accepted that they are anti-health. I accepted that they are extremely ideological. But when it comes to turning kids into little screen addicts, my tolerance has reached its limit. Plus, if the sociability aspect is gone, I fail to see the point altogether.

I can’t even believe I’m writing this.

Class-based

“Cancel culture” sounds catchy and cute (plus, there’s alliteration, which always makes for a good slogan) but it’s confusing and open to endless time-consuming debates. What constitutes canceling? What’s a culture?

Once you call it what it really is, JOB WARS, things become much clearer. Job wars intensify once jobs start evaporating. We are in a recession, so job wars have become vicious.

Similarly, “Resistance” (does anybody even remember it anymore?) is a lot easier to understand if you remember that it’s a class war.

There are many discussions of Marxism yet there’s not a shade of a class-based analysis of anything.

No, not everything is about the economy. But cancel culture, resistance, and #metoo absolutely are.

Here’s Cliff Arroyo’s analysis of Robin DiAngelo’s book as a tool of workplace discipline. Unless you think of the book as a workplace phenomenon, you won’t understand it. And the same goes for microaggressions as a concept.