Patriotism today is the cruel tradition of an outlived period, which exists not merely by its inertia, but because the governments and ruling classes, aware that not their power only, but their very existence, depends upon it, persistently excite and maintain it among the people, both by cunning and violence. –Leo Tolstoy
We condemn nationalism but treat patriotism as if it is a good thing. I can’t tell the difference. A wise person informed me that patriotism is what we do and nationalism is what everyone else does.
And there it is, the weaponization of gender. Give me power not bacause I have wisdom or merit, give it to me because I have a vagina.
I enjoy reading Quillette. I don’t always agree with what I read and some of the comments are over the top, but the content is always mentally stimulating.
just posted a short piece on my long form blog
Tim Berners Lee’s new project. It deserves all of our support.
‘Tale of the tape’: Senate battlegrounds will show if Democrats have found the way to win in Trump states
I refuse to vote for the lesser of two evils. However, if a gun were put to my head and I had to choose, I would vote for Hawley. I would hate for the democrats lesson from this election to be that the winning formula is to embrace Trumpism and to forsake democratic ideals.
Either she is a Trump supporter or a liar. Either a caravan hater or a liar. Either anti-liberal or a liar. A total lack of principle either way.
How cool is that? Motorola just bought my loyalty!