“Nevertheless, I remain stunned until this day, at the sobering reality of just how seemingly sane, sensible, normal people you've known all your life, could just completely transform.”
This, *this*, is the lesson of every modern Holocaust: not *them*, but you and I, yes us, can transform into monsters while having a fixed conception of our essential goodness. https://dair-community.social/@ZekuZelalem/111354815395188085
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The thing about being a nuclear power with the world’s biggest army is you never have to see past your own face.
As Canadians with a tiny army, and no nuclear weapons, and the most diverse population on the planet— we have to.
We rely on our diplomacy and the ability to see everyone’s side to get along. People are forgetting that.
silicon valley VCs' best ideas of the 2020s:
-put a drone on something
-wrongness generator 3000 (uses more energy than a small nation)
-an app that is actually criminally underpaid workers in another country
-an app that is actually criminally underpaid workers in this country
-vrchat but it cost 20x to make and it fucking sucks
A discussion at work about HTTP status codes reminded me of this gem.
I don't think I should have to say this, but apparently I do:
#AntiSemitism is 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗼𝗸.
The nuance to this is that criticism of Israel's government, and military actions is not antisemitism. Tough conversations about hard topics are not antisemitism.
But people can be critical, and people can discuss, without being trash.
Do not be trash. #BeBetter.
And if you suggest that maybe our healthcare system should *not* be designed to wipe people out, they ask you how you intend to *pay* for a system that is designed to heal people instead, which is how you know that deep down they think people have a measurable value, and sick people's value is low.
It shouldn’t need saying that any path that runs through murdered kids (anyone’s kids) and grandmas (anyone’s grandmas) isn’t leading to a better world.
Or that the hatred of Jewish people for their Jewishness is so real and terrifying and dangerous.
Or that Palestinians deserve the same freedom to make a good life as everyone else.
Or that every atrocity is wrong and worth trying to prevent.
I feel so choked with grief but when these ideas are controversial it feels necessary to speak.
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