Something to put my bourgeois nostalgia for civility in context.
So much LOL. H/t the delicious Sabina Becker.
Make sure most representations of them in the media are negative.
They should almost always be portrayed as pasty, stringy-haired, rhythm-less, sexless, uptight, and booooring. Also, there should be very few representations of them and when they’re portrayed at all, they should always only be the comic relief, the silent exotic sex object, the Debbie Downer, or the incompetent sidekick.
Malcolm X on the corporate media.
(But of course that was a long time ago. We’re past that now.)
Einstein on Palestine.
Puts the pin in the false-equivalence balloon rather nicely, I think. (h/t Sabina Becker)
Three teenagers were arrested earlier on Tuesday on suspicion of inciting rioting via Facebook.
Again, events are multifaceted, cultural and racial groups are not monolithic, and many things about a situation can be true at the same time. Reductionism is dangerous. Simplicity is dangerous. There are no easy, one line answers. They don’t exist, because life isn’t like…