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Viewing thread Which 'Great Works' are low-hanging fruit?, Jul 19, 2018 at 7:25 PM
    1. Traitorfish
      Your comment on the "PC Culture" thread reminded me that I'd been meaning to ask if you've ever read "Revolution in the Air" by Max Elbaum? If you're not familiar, it's a sympathetically critical account of the American New Left from the SDS through to the start of the Reagan era. It's interesting stuff, even if it did make me sympathise with Maoists without my consent.
      1. Lexicus
        I have not, but I have read a few good pieces about the SDS and its fate, enough that some of the stuff I've seen on Leftbook, left tumblr etc started making more sense.
        I think accounts of "SJWism" often try to frame the phenomena in terms of, like, the unique moral failings of the millennial generation but it seems so obvious that it's a response to the material conditions of the contemporary era...
        Jun 23, 2018
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      2. Lexicus
        There's a sale on Verso books so I'm bout to get the ebook of that for half off along with a bunch of other stuff probably...
        Jun 23, 2018
    2. hobbsyoyo
      For sure they do deserve some legal protections, just not all the same protections as people. What was striking is like I said, a dude who wrote the 14th am. actually lied to SCOTUS in a case, then the court clerk put in a straight up falsehood in the case summary that subsequent SCOTUS's have used in their judgements. It's atrocious
      1. Buster's Uncle
        Buster's Uncle
        I say if you can't go to jail for breaking the law, it's ridiculous to have the legal protections of a person.
        Mar 29, 2018
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    3. hobbsyoyo
      up lies were told to the SCOTUS and more lies were inserted into a summary of a SCOTUS ruling to give them 14th amendment protections.
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      2. Lexicus
        We actually did a reading in one of my classes long ago on this, it was a paper that I might be able to find if I try hard enough. Basically it tells the same story, of how corporations used to be chartered for some specific purpose and were held to exist at the pleasure of the public,
        Mar 29, 2018
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      3. Lexicus
        then through a series of court cases they became immortal and had various legal protections applied. Some of those legal protections were fine with me, others should be rolled back.
        Anyway I'll definitely check this out later today, got a three-hour train ride later so there'll be plenty of time to listen then.
        Mar 29, 2018
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    5. GoodEnoughForMe
      dudeu youre' cool that's coll
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    6. _random_
      Great, let me know what you think.
    7. _random_
      Here's the video with sutitles. Here's a transcript published in Jacobin.
    8. _random_
      Did you ever watch that Iglesias video I posted in that one thread? It's a good watch and something I think you'd appreciate.
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