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"I think that new emotions and new feelings are being created, that modern technology is beginning to reach into our dreams and change our whole way of looking at things and perceiving reality... that more and more modern technology is drawing us away from contemplating ourselves to contemplating its world."
-J. G. Ballard

youtu.be/5cqn6zA1sMg?t=16m41s

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I don’t believe anymore good arguments can change something in people’s head. I don’t believe anymore in Rationality as a driving social force. We’re hardwired to hang to our misconceptions. See this Atlantic article for a starter. “Having social support, from an evolutionary standpoint, is far more important than knowing the truth.” Pascal Boyer

theatlantic.com/science/archiv

RT @davidperrotin@twitter.com

« Il y a une femme qui m’a tenu les pieds, pendant qu’un policier me tapait avec la pointe de ses pieds » : Gabriel, 14 ans et 50 kilos, a eu 30 jours d’ITT après avoir été interpellé à Bondy le 25 mai. L’IGPN est saisie.
Il témoigne pour la première fois.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/davidperrotin/stat

Dusty replying to 'The Rock' :"We elected Trump instead of a compassionate leader"...

me: LOL Yeah, "We came, We saw He died" Hillary Clinton is a model of compassion. No, we got Trump because Wall Street (and that military-industrial complex thing) didn't want M4A, neither living wages, student debt abolition and US wars end. YOU didn't choose anything, they chose for you.

youtu.be/L4Ay_7WdnlM?t=4086

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Témoignage d'une ancienne gendarme...

idem avec les mouvements sociaux: les idées se propagent, percolent dans la société pendant des décennies sans que rien ne semble changer en surface et tout d'un coup BOUM, ça glisse et tout le monde reste interloqué: "WTF?" Cette analogie est optimiste: chaque effort compte, autant ceux des assos collectives que les gestes individuels. Faut pousser, pousser pousser. Même si ça bouge pas.

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J'ai imaginé que les mouvements sociaux majeurs (ex.; abolitionnisme) étaient semblables dans leur dynamique (évolution temporelle) à certains glissements de terrain où la transition géologique du sol se fait rapidement, tel un changement de phase d'une substance pure en thermodynamique. Le terrain est solide (résiste bien au cisaillement) mais se gorge d'eau progressivement (percolation) jusqu'au moment où le sol devient liquide et là tout se déroule très vite, sur de vastes distances.

RT @LorentzMathias@twitter.com

#Buffalo (#NewYork) La police pousse un homme de 75ans à terre‼️

Blessé gravement et inconscient, il n'a pas été aidé par ces policiers‼️

La veille même ville, même rue, la police posait un genoux à terre et "sympathisait" avec les manifestants‼️

#BlackLivesMatter #GeorgeFloyd twitter.com/cerveauxnon/status

🐦🔗: twitter.com/LorentzMathias/sta

Zoom has caught a lot of (deserving) flack for insecurity, which inaugurated the pandemic with an epidemic of "zoombombing" by trolls. Things got worse when we learned the company had lied about its encryption.

theintercept.com/2020/03/31/zo

But since then, the company has made great strides in improving its security, including adding real, end-to-end encryption to its meetings (for paid customers). This means that no one, not even Zoom itself, can spy on those meetings without an invitation.

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"Unlawful assembly? Let's run over them with the police car!" The news anchor: "We saw that cop car right there getting items thrown at it"

youtu.be/PsXylKHQjnQ

@fribbledom The old feudal social contract never really went away: obedience in exchange for protection.

Citizenship is just a more respectable form of serfdom.

And if the law doesn't protect you, but only protects those who enslave and exploit you, then what good is the law to you? Why obey such laws, or those who wield them against you?

"[ 's killing] was not 'normal' police brutality. It was a ritualized, made-for-media ISIS-type spectacle, which suggests it was organized from above (i.e. on the seventh floor)."

- interesting take from commenter Robert Geilfuss on youtu.be/qqIp5QMqVvk

acab, racist violence mention 

“Bernie failed us [...] and we don't have any time left [...] things are deteriorating at rate that even climate scientists never predicted. We can't fool around.... Do we vote for Biden? Do we vote for Trump? Given the ecocide that is before us and the economical devastation that is weeks and months away, these kinds of questions are kind of absurd [...] We have to begin [...] to shut the damned system down and even that may not work.”

- Chris Hedges
youtu.be/hbnZLkvEL5Q?t=419

RT @Callystor@twitter.com

"Tout ce qu'elle dit est clair comme une flaque de mazout."
À l'occasion de la défense du courageux @EricBezouSUD@twitter.com, Frédéric #Lordon étrille Muriel #Pénicaud, "figure la plus agressive et méchante" du régime #Macron, et "aussi bête que méchante."

🐦🔗: twitter.com/Callystor/status/1

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