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monk
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monk Aug 5
I haven't been around here for a couple of months. Did I miss anything?
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monk Jun 10
Merriam-Webster just changed its definition of racism.
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monk 7 Feb 18
The left and the right are both capable of unleashing horrors on the world if they aren’t kept in check by the other side. That was the lesson of the 20th century. And it needs to be the guiding principle for anybody who wants to call themselves a leader in the 21st.
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monk Jun 8
The internet is always winner takes all: there's only one facebook, one google, one amazon, one twitter. What if the network can only tolerate a single ideology as well?
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monk Jun 8
Ten years into the smartphone era and almost every institution, ritual and tradition in our culture has collapsed.
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monk Jun 8
When I was a kid, stories about people cheering at the gallows seemed like make believe.
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monk May 31
remember the pandemic? that seems like years ago.
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monk May 31
Replying to @naval
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monk May 29
Replying to @monkwest
"The negative consequences of large-scale quarantine are so extreme that this mitigation measure should be eliminated from serious consideration."
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monk May 29
In 2006, the epidemiologist known for eradicating small pox coauthored a paper against lockdowns saying they were not only dangerous but ineffective at controlling the spread of influenza.
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monk May 28
We live in a culture of hysteria. As soon as the fear of the pandemic started dying down the culture wars ramped up again.
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monk May 27
"With the rise of open source software and peer to peer networks, political intermediation is no longer necessary." LOL. Techno utopianism is a helluva drug.
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monk May 27
the plural of 'terrifying anecdote' is not data.
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monk May 27
Our publicly funded, national broadcaster is now telling us that tweets arguing for an end to the lockdown are mostly russian bots spreading lies.
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monk May 27
the culture wars reopened this week.
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monk May 26
Pigeon Politics: people squawking mindlessly at each other over tweets like birds fighting over french fries and scraps of bread on the beach.
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monk May 25
Today's fringe is tomorrow's center.
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monk May 24
C.E. Covid Era B.C.E Before Covid Era
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monk May 24
People are never going to believe in experts or models again.
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monk May 24
Replying to @benthompson @naval
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