🎧 Now listening: Frosting on the Beater by The Posies
Growing up and living next to the Canadian border has a lot of benefits, one of which is being familiar with Canadian radio and hosts. Saw the new Strombo show in Apple Music today and knew it was going to be good, instantly. Listening now and it’s 💯.
Currently reading: Recursion by Blake Crouch 📚
Very good explainer on conspiracy theories and thinking.
Come on New York. We stick out like a sore thumb.
QAnon fascinates me (and confounds and scares me), probably because I enjoyed ARGs in the early 2000s. A good read.
A super good conversation.
“They are seeing there is damage to the lungs in these asymptomatic children. … We don’t know how that is going to manifest a year from now or two years from now,”
Sounds like in-person school is a good idea.
Finally on streaming! One of my absolute favorite albums.
Professional consequences start off dire for the people who are cancelled en masse by structural racism. At least old white dudes get the respect of being cancelled on a case-by-case basis.
Good responses from all four writers.
Another new one from Bully. So good.
An even larger list of questions from teachers. SO many issues. It’s not as simple as “we need to open.”
So how can someone object to an endorsement of free speech and open debate without being opposed to those things in and of themselves? You can’t. And people are objecting to it because social justice politics are plainly opposed to free speech. That is the most obvious political fact imaginable today.
Pretty sure no one is against your ability to say things, just that there are consequences for saying things (an even more obvious fact) and that, holy shit, people are finally being held to account for the racist, misogynist, hateful stuff they say (and do) and if enough people feel that way, maybe you finally feel the repercussions. If you feel that forces you to censor yourself or limits your free speech, that is on you. There are plenty of soapboxes for you to spout your bullshit.