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  1. Mar 2024
  2. Feb 2024
    1. UnHerd, a U.K.-based ​“heterodox” opinion website founded by a Brexit supporter

      for - Unherd - Brexit founder - post-left

      • UnHerd,
        • a U.K.-based ​“heterodox” opinion website
          • founded by a Brexit supporter,
        • covered the movement in a piece titled ​
          • “Twilight of the American Left.”
      • To the post-left,
        • explained contributor Park MacDougald,
      • the real U.S. ruling class is a Democratic oligarchy that uses
        • the threat of creeping fascism and
        • white nationalism
      • to consolidate power, and deploys
        • “‘identity politics,’ -​‘antiracism,’
        • ​‘intersectionality’ and
        • other pillars of the progressive culture war” as ​
      • “mystifications whose function is to
        • demoralize and
        • divide the proletariat.”
      • Leftists, in this view, merely serve as that regime’s ​“unwitting dupes.”

      unpack - very interesting to unpack from a Deep Humanity perspective.

  3. Aug 2023
    1. Our real challenge, perhaps, is in relearning what the “collective interest” actually means, and why it is so important, and how we got to this perverse situation where we have such monstrous distrust of each other, and of collectives in general, that we have assumed that, somehow, 7.8B people acting in their isolated individual, personal, and often trauma-influenced self-interest, will somehow be synonymous with an optimal collective interest.
      • for: further inquiry, unpack, self-other entanglement, dual, nondual
      • paraphrase
        • Our real challenge, perhaps, is in relearning what the “collective interest” actually means,
        • and why it is so important,
        • and how we got to this perverse situation
          • where we have such monstrous distrust of each other,
          • and of collectives in general,
          • that we have assumed that, somehow, 7.8B people acting in their
            • isolated
            • individual,
            • personal, and often
            • trauma-influenced
          • self-interest,
          • will somehow be synonymous with an optimal collective interest.
      • comment
        • it points once again to a deeper understanding of the relationship between
          • self and
          • other
          • and their entanglement
    2. how can we possibly reform or design a political system so that it mitigates and legislates against gross inequality, without getting utterly mired in insoluble issues of rights?
      • for further inquiry, unpack
    3. ut as soon as you scale the system up, and have to introduce criminal laws, enforcers, punishments and sentences, the whole system breaks down.
      • for: further inquiry, unpack