Men are never going to understand what it's like to be a woman. White people are never going to understand what it's like to be black. But we can listen, empathize, and try to do what they ask us to do to help. That would be success imho.
In all mess around the Cotton op-ed -- to me, a lifetime reader, subscriber and former partner of the NY Times, someone with a complicated long-term relationship, the most important flaw in the pub that is its unwillingness to listen to criticism. So there's a huge hole in the perception of the NY Times of the world it is contained in, the point of view of their community. What a loss, for all of
Alan Kay once said the Macintosh is the first computer worth criticizing. Really eloquent, makes-you-stop-and-think type quote. I was raised by parents who reacted as if criticism was an attack. If you don't deflect it, you will be hurt. They taught me that. I learned later in life that listening to criticism is the key to success. Alan Kay revealed a truth. We criticize something because we want
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The cop was recorded murdering George Floyd. Can you imagine. We're watching someone murder another person. There's the body, and there's the murderer. He looks right at the camera. The murderer, Derek Chauvin , murdering.
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BTW, after Elizabeth Warren pulled out, we could have had a discussion about why her candidacy failed, but every time I tried to speak, I was told I couldn't understand because I am not a woman. Too bad, but 1/2 the electorate is male, and if you want to win, you'll need a lot of male votes. It's the same old shit, drive a wedge in the electorate, your own electorate, as a supposed winning
We have to stop being so modal about the big social issues. We should be fighting to stop mass killings with guns -- all the time -- not just after a mass killing. Same with #blm and #metoo and fighting against the virus. Asians are blamed for the virus, btw. Letting the news cycle control our lives is ceding too much power to the media corporations, platforms, political parties. We can see the
The lights were out in the White House while the president hunkered in the bunker freaked out and humiliated. His enemy comes into focus, it's the people out there, complaining, again, like everyone else. They can't see how smart he is. He's got to do something about this. His speech on Saturday welcoming a new wave of space exploration didn't replace the protests as the top story. Alone in the