Sometimes the back and forth about big ideas in the news, politics and culture can get confused or personal on social media. That's why I host a weekly stream/podcast (no edits) & invite everyone on. Please join me. Thank you.
Some of the best people produce way too much content. Too many tweets/toots, too many articles, too many hours of podcasts. Even if it's great stuff, consuming it all means you're not getting the variety of perspectives we all need. #LiberalValues
We only have a problem with #COVID because the air we breathe is still considered a public good. If someone could find a way to charge for it, virus-free oxygen would be expensive at first, but eventually competition would make it cheap and easily accessible to everyone.
Guns N’ Roses brought an epic three-hour set to Wrigley Field Thursday, with no shortage of solos, bravado and adoring fans. https://t.co/4khjqI9L66
So @MammothWVH@twitter.com was fucking great. Waiting for @email@example.com to take the stage here at #WrigleyField. I'm sure @ChiPartyAunt@twitter.com is around here somewhere.
I'll keep saying it. You need to beware media manipulation from more than just the M5M. If you're only questioning news/views you disagree with, you're not really the critical thinker you claim to be. And you need to support people if they're being honest and fair in hostile venues, whether you agree with them or not. That's the only path out of the tribalist reality bubbles our culture finds itself in.
One aspect of our broken civics, media and political system is that lots of people vote for lower offices based on how well the president is doing. We're disengaged, poorly informed tribalists. HT @JayCostTWS@twitter.com @firstname.lastname@example.org
Last weekend, my guest was @Flannerys_NB@twitter.com. I'd say we mostly spoke about what seems to be a bit of a generational divide on how to respond to inflammatory speech. And then news and music. Please join the conversation this Sunday at 9pm CST.
Hardcore #MAGA folk now bitching about the Taliban running Afghanistan is seriously frustrating. I thought the outsider left and right agreed on ending the forever wars, you lying partisan little shits.
In one thread, I'm being asked to prove COVID even exists. In another, I'm being asked why the unvaccinated should get equal medical treatment to those already vaccinated. Trying to live your #LiberalValues really sucks right now.
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