It’s complicated….

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    • Stuff in Space – Wonderful real time visualization of objects in space.

 

 

 

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“Eliminationism”

by LimbicNutrition Shorts on July 10, 2015

“Eliminationism”

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Eliminationism is the belief that one’s political opponents are “a cancer on the body politic that must be excised — either by separation from the public at large, through censorship or by outright extermination — in order to protect the purity of the nation”

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eliminationism

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Obscurantism

by Limbic on June 16, 2015

Obscurantism (/ɵbˈskjʊərəntɪsm/) is the practice of deliberately preventing the facts or the full details of some matter from becoming known. There are two common historical and intellectual denotations to Obscurantism: (1) deliberately restricting knowledge—opposition to the spread of knowledge, a policy of withholding knowledge from the public; and, (2) deliberate obscurity—an abstruse style (as in literature and art) characterized by deliberate vagueness.[1][2] The name comes from French: obscurantisme, from the Latin obscurans, “darkening”.

From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obscurantism

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The price of of repression is violence

by Limbic on June 14, 2015

“Repression may reduce overall dissent, but cause dissent that occurs to become more violent,” demonstrated with descriptive data from across Africa (Wallsworth).

via The take-aways from four dozen papers on conflict and fragility in Africa in under 2,000 words

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The War on the Exceptional

by Limbic on May 31, 2015

Is there a war on the exception (radical) to the detriment of humanity?

Start with this “In Our Time” episode on Kierkegaard, the read these two essays by Anthony Judge:

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Mill on Eccentricity

by Limbic on May 31, 2015

Serbia’s Bojana Stamenov singing “Ceo Svet Je Moj” at the 2015 Eurovision song contest final.

“In this age the mere example of non-conformity, the mere refusal to bend the knee to custom, is itself a service. Precisely because the tyranny of opinion is such as to make eccentricity a reproach, it is desirable, in order to break through that tyranny, that people should be eccentric. Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character has abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage which it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric, marks the chief danger of the time.”

Mill, John Stuart (2012-03-01). On Liberty (Dover Thrift Editions) (p. 56). Dover Publications. Kindle Edition.

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“We have created this social media system for ourselves where the only way to survive is to either be bland or silent”

- Jon Ronson, Channel 4 News, 17 March 2015

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“This odd hell that childhood is, where you can be going through something in very close proximity to…”

16 May 2015

“This odd hell that childhood is, where you can be going through something in very close proximity to your parents, and they still can’t help you. You still can’t really tell anyone about it. It’s obsessed me, not just him, but generally that problem of childhood.”

Graham Linehan, This American Life Episode 314.

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