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.
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.
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.
Schools – and that means the capacity to make a living and practice your career – are held hostage until we give them what they want and vote the right way. As soon as we do that, evidence will appear (or, rather, will be noticed) that there’s no danger in opening schools.
“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.