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Up Front: Walk This Way

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  • Rich Lock, in reply to mark taslov,

    As I very carefully qualified, it needs to be combined with a certain amount of rabid anger.

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2728 posts Report

  • Kumara Republic, in reply to andin,

    Its all been in the pipeline of human consciousness for a long time IMO.
    When business' were able to ship manufacturing offshore, unions were demonised, and self centred philosophies gained a glittering stage on which to peddle selfishness/ its your attitude bullshit( otherwise known as emotional blackmail or guilt tripping) to humanity.
    The dumbing down large swathes of the global population got itself in motion.
    And meaning what you say, was traded for polishing the language to make oneself look like one had all the answers. It got its own name too, spin. How appropriate.

    Just to me it looks like an end of empire period. And there's going to be a lot of salvaging of one's own arse and flogging off of the family jewels. Its already started where it all heads is anyone's guess, 'cause those who think they can direct it haven't got a clue no matter what nonsense they spout.

    Some related must-reads below. I work in the kind of job that's in danger of being "rust-belted".

    * Davos: IMF’s Christine Lagarde says 'I told you so' on populist backlash to rising global inequality

    * LSE: The US’ failure to provide vocational training is a massive policy failure which supports Donald Trump

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5446 posts Report

  • Kumara Republic, in reply to mark taslov,

    It’s more than that Tristan. It’s misogyny: “Be attracted to X or I invalidate you” – Rape culture. There are bigots in every minority who do this shit – and risk turning subjugated groups into political footballs – for their own gratification. Humanity is expert at vilifying whole movements based on the actions of a subgroup.

    You know those moments when rabid Trumpoids and other alt-Reich fellas get vocal about "rapefugees" and gay-bashers darker than a brown paper bag? It's certainly not because they give a toss about womens' & LGBT rights. I theorise it's because they hate foreign competition, just as with trade protectionism.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5446 posts Report

  • andin, in reply to Kumara Republic,


    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1891 posts Report

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Rich Lock,

    little read writing hood...

    ...nary a spelling or grammar error to be seen.

    "What dotted eyes you have grammar"
    ;- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7953 posts Report

  • andin,

    Great march/ protest
    My humble congrats to all who went

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1891 posts Report

  • mark taslov, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    Foucault’s ‘Society must be Defended’

    Thanks for this Hilary. I felt this was well addressed in Lizzie Marvelly 's opinion piece over the weekend:

    I hope that our differences will provide us with new and interesting perspectives. I hope that we will resist the temptation to "other" each other, and that we'll build bridges rather than walls.

    Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Mar 2008 • 2281 posts Report

  • Sacha, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    "What dotted eyes you have grammar"


    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19745 posts Report

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