The more ignorant about the world and other people you are, the more fun it is to be an asshole. For some, that's the only joy they have in life. Education is a threat. #LiberalValues
You can prioritize getting to a better understanding together, or something else. Convincing them you're right. Creating entertaining content. Making yourself look good. The first choice is journalistic. A dialectic. It has integrity. The others are selfish. #LiberalValues
Good stuff. What @ThaddeusRussell@twitter.com calls the dissident left is actually just the really liberal left, people for whom integrity matters more than status/money. We need more @email@example.com dismantling the monarchist right. Thad is often too gentle with them.
We love stories of good vs evil, while life is mostly coincidences and competing interests. With endless information and so many competing to keep us entertained, remembering this can be a struggle. But it's a cultural imperative if we want a functional democracy. #LiberalValues
Money supply needs to be managed in the public interest, in response to the changing supply/demand of goods/services. There's just no way around it. @pluralistic explains.
The purpose of social media is attention democracy, where we finally have control over what goes viral in the culture. An end to gatekeepers controlling access to platforms and their ability to manage what we think about with ads & algorithms. Decentralization please. #fediverse
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Liberal democracy, a way to understand the world together & build the best life for all, is still our best option. What's new is the transparency of the internet. It exposed lots of problems. Our challenge is to take advantage of that greater clarity, not give up. #LiberalValues
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