Anyway, I'm going to start posting about current US legislation on a dedicated account. The idea is to give followers the heads up about issues/solutions moving through US Congress so they can contact their elected officials. Follow @contactCongress if you're interested.
I can't help but wonder how much of the modern conservative's mental association of radicalism with Jewish ethnicity can be traced back to the fact that Richard Price preached self-rule in a meeting-house in the Jewish quarter of London, and Burke used Old Jewry as a synecdoche for French-influenced London radicalism.
Started #reading Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France, often cited as one of the philosophical bases of modern conservatism, and hoo boy, it certainly is A Document.
Opened a new(ish) category on my personal site and seeded it with some older posts that have been offline for awhile, mostly about videogames and digital art: http://lrhodes.net/readings-workings
More soon, maybe.
"I want people to have as many interactions with them as they can." Indie bookstore as hands-on cultural archive. Very cool to see For Keeps getting national exposure.
Seems like the sort of thing Mastodon would be interested in: anti-fascist books are 40% off at Verso right now. https://www.versobooks.com/lists/4215-anti-fascist-reading-list
Opposition to S 1 centers on #freespeech. The ACLU says the bill's anti-BDS provision "violates the core principle of the First Amendment — that the government cannot dictate to its citizens which causes they can and can’t support." https://www.aclu.org/blog/free-speech/congress-threat-americans-first-amendment-right-boycott
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. By having a federated interface, users prioritize their experiences with a given community while being able to participate in the broader culture of the website. Recognition is the process of establishing the Other as a self, and the recognition of the self from others facilitates self-development. This paper is interested in how users recognize each other through in the specific servers, called “instances.”
work in progress but I feel good
There's a club that plays chess over Mastodon: https://castling.club/
Currently in House Committee, HJRes 8 proposes a Constitutional amendment that would prevent US Presidents from pardoning themselves or members of their family, administrations or election campaigns.
so thanks to @hierarchon
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