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  1. Oct 2019
    1. When it comes to any form of resistance or fight for equality, America will always paint black people as terrorists.

      I try to not debate issues I'm not familiar with. But I'm familiar enough with the historical painting of blacks in their fights for equality to know that they're not always painted as terrorists. (I'm fairly certain that most blacks I know would agree with me here.)

    1. This is interesting. We, the general citizenry, with our security cameras and webcams, have, indeed, replicated the coercion of the state.

    2. This is the problem with ex post facto consent being used to justify these sorts of invasions. What if it’s not given? The world floods into your life anyway.

      In many schools these days, the rule goes like this: Consent is implied unless there's a form already filed that specifically removes consent. So, if I take a photograph of a child, I can post it without consent if that child's parents don't have a pre-filed form that reads something along the lines of "Please do not take photos of my child on this campus." The problem is... most parents are unaware of this default consent.

    1. The growth of the internet led to a new usage of the word (the meme of “meme”!) by Mike Godwin in Wired (1994), as an image or video that spreads via social media and other means “virally,” a term Dawkins also used to describe how memes replicate. Know Your Meme is a crowdsourced database of popular memes, owned by a company that created many early memes. Meme histories are tracked from first appearance, providing a reference of viral memes.

      I need to confess to not even knowing the word meme until now. I'd heard it several times, but never got curious enough to find out what it was. It's got a very conceptual definition!

    2. When it comes to memes, an important issue is the amount used of the original work. In First World Problems: A Fair Use Analysis of Internet Memes (2013), Ronak Patel says the amount of the work used in the meme probably supports the meme creators if the image was a still of another work, usually making up a small percentage of the original, but not if the original work was a photograph in which the whole of the work was being used.

      Hmmm... so I wonder... even if the original work was a photograph, could one alter it? (Let's say... "cartoonize" the original photograph in Photoshop?) And then do whatever they wished with it?

    1. I wish I'd known these "tricks" a long time ago, but am grateful to be able to add them to my strategizing now. It's interesting to think that, if they were applied by everyone, we could, collectively, change the web!

  2. Sep 2019
    1. I believe that we, the people of the US, are, collectively, becoming less racist; but one would need to step back to view a wide timeline to see it. Extremism and hate crimes are an inevitability in a country so seriously divided. (divided by its current leader, whether it was his intent or not)