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Becoming Other
A Political Philosophy podcast beyond left and right. Critical of capitalism, the state, & all ideologies (left, right and center).
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Becoming Other 37m
That's pretty rude, from the tree's perspective.
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Becoming Other 1h
Just look at the pure ideology of their mission statement: It is obvious that they have no critique of how Youtube/FB/Twitter are themselves seeking to manipulate the dialogue. And they talk of "sowing dissent" like its a bad thing lol.
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Becoming Other 1h
Statistics can always be presented in a way to make someone's ideology appear neutral and objective. Don't let them snow you. You're right to focus on the ideology behind their supposed neutral analysis of "reactionary" ideology.
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Becoming Other 1h
It could be that for the type of people likely to be pioneers in the field of CS, there is equal interest among these, let's say, "elite" men and women. But when computers went mainstream, and mainstream men and women there is kind of "naturally" more interest from men.
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Becoming Other 1h
I think there is definitely some degree of social construction. But I wonder if the decline in women's interest in CS, which coincided with computers going mainstream, is a result of different populations of women.
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Becoming Other 1h
Even supposing that men having more interest in coding is socially constructed (b/c it was different in the past), it would still be valid to bring this up as to why there are fewer women coders at Google. As opposed to assuming it is b/c of discrimination.
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Becoming Other 2h
I think the argument was more like "women are more into people, men are more into things." Of course this is a gross oversimplification, but I think there might be some truth to it. We can engage with arguments like this instead of shutting them down.
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Becoming Other 2h
Replying to @casersatz
Right. Are you saying he shouldn't be allowed to do that, or that the reaction to him was justified?
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Becoming Other 2h
Replying to @casersatz
Damore uncritically embraced the right wing. People have a tendency to join the opposing group when they're alienated from one group. But I'm not sure what your point is. He was afraid to express his beliefs.
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Becoming Other 2h
Replying to @WeWuzBolsheviks
Well, there are conservatives and then there are conservatives. I think the issue is that non-hateful people who express views deemed conservative are lumped in and treated as if they are the worst kinds of hatemongers.
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Becoming Other 2h
Replying to @IonaItalia
Have you ever seen the movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers? I think this is a perfect analogy for how ideology possesses people, and turns them into agents of something alien and monstrous.
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Becoming Other 2h
Replying to @casersatz
The view that there are biological differences between the sexes is not inherently conservative, but it is made so in the current political context. You have to keep your mouth shut regarding certain facts if you want to keep your job.
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Becoming Other 2h
Replying to @casersatz
Just look at James Damore. That's what happens to conservatives when they share their views. Which are inevitably misconstrued by people like you.
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Becoming Other 3h
Nice, Baudrillard reference? I don't think the left realizes the extent to which postmodernism is a critique of their own ideology.
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Becoming Other 6h
Replying to @BlackSocialists
People do have legitimate concerns about socialism creating a mess, and it is not re-assuring if socialists refuse to take responsibility for their (many) past mistakes. Learn what you did wrong, and make an effort to convince ppl you'll do better.
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Becoming Other 6h
Replying to @BlackSocialists
Socialists denying the USSR/China were socialist is like libertarians/ anarcho-capitalists denying that the US is capitalist because it doesn't have a "true" free market. In other words, it is hopelessly idealist.
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Becoming Other 6h
Replying to @BlackSocialists
You can certainly maintain that the ideal of socialism has never been tried, but materialist analysis means that 20th century was the form that socialism took in reality. And it was a mess. And socialists were at least partly responsible.
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Becoming Other 18h
Replying to @SpeaksAngie
Very interesting and well researched. My critique though it is not possible to fully appreciate the draw of conspiracy theory without actually putting the conspiracy glasses on. You might find things that simply aren't accessible from non-conspiracy perspective.
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Becoming Other Sep 16
New episode! Conspiracy theory from a leftist perspective:
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Becoming Other Sep 15
Replying to @izricklyn
Unless you count our experiments in the dust and rubble as we are left behind by the techno-utopia elites.
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