It's great hearing John Waters on @WTFpod@twitter.com explain that his transgressive art was a direct challenge to the new rules of the hippie generation. Every righteous revolution becomes an authoritarian religion. This #wokeism too shall pass. Thank you @email@example.com.
It's nice when my view agrees with the jury. Not that we're correct. But w/o a supreme being speaking in a voice we all understand, a continually reforming "justice system" built on the most fair principles and best procedures we can devise is all we've got. #DerekChauvinTrial
One of my brothers was a cop, the other a paramedic/firefighter. My politics lean pretty hard left but I'm tired of the one-sided policy prescriptions. There's so much more worth thinking about. To me, the core of this problem is the drug war. End it.
The Chicago Way podcast: #AdamToledo killing, Former police supt cop Eddie Johnson defends the cop. And veteran paramedic chief @PatrickFitzmau2@twitter.com on washing the blood off his shoes before coming home. Hosts @John_Kass@twitter.com & @JPCarlin@twitter.com
Good mention of @Ghost@twitter.com (decentralized nonprofit) but the article misses the real problem. Proving people are willing to pay for punditry will force a decoupling and hurt newsgathering short-term, but might force a healthy change in journalism long-term.
The drug war and easy access to guns creates a very fucked up world for the people living in these communities and the cops who work there. #AdamToledo
I'll admit that he's better when they stop talking about health care...
I am extremely skeptical of the ability of public messaging to disaggregate "the J&J vaccine is under review as a precaution" from "the J&J vaccine is not safe and the others may not be either" in the minds of normal people. An incredibly crucial, high-stakes test for the press.
I love social media as a form of "attention democracy" where we can responsibly collectively decide which facts & ideas go viral. But conversations can be difficult. That's why I host a weekly stream/podcast (no edits) & invite everyone on. Please join me.
The people developing decentralized communications to challenge big media/tech are the modern version of the ACLU. Our fight has mostly moved on from government authoritarianism to keeping free expression out of the control of corporations & advertisers. #fediverse
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