Reading: Trump Booed – Civility Police Call for Respecting the Office

Source “Respect for the office” is a self-governing citizen’s sin of idolatry. In that context, the Presidency is a graven image. Why should I respect the office of the president when the occupant so clearly doesn’t? Why should I respect the office of the president when it serves as a clubhouse for cheap crooks and… Continue reading Reading: Trump Booed – Civility Police Call for Respecting the Office

Reading 22 Aug 2018

Why Trump Supporters Don’t Care About Cohen’s Admission – The Atlantic – When white supremacy is there, right under our nose and we don’t sense it. > for Trump and many of his supporters, corruption means less the violation of law than the violation of established hierarchies, – (politics fascist_rhetoric polemic trump )

What I’m reading 14 Jun 2017 through 25 Jun 2017

Trump 2020 Is No Joke – NYTimes.com – > Trumpism is a form of collective gaslighting at Twitter speed. It is founded on the principle that velocity trumps veracity. > All of this is serious. But it’s not as serious as the seeping, constant attempt — one sacred value at a time — to disorient… Continue reading What I’m reading 14 Jun 2017 through 25 Jun 2017

What I’m reading 16 May 2017 through 23 May 2017

The Pretense of Neutrality: Twitter, Digital Liter – – (none) Spell-Check Nation – Decorum conceals power, calls for its return are calling for no less than a return to that power. > Propriety, so it goes, makes the community; it brings the white folk together. But too often they mistake their binds for bandage. A… Continue reading What I’m reading 16 May 2017 through 23 May 2017

What I’m reading 1 Apr 2017 through 9 Apr 2017

Why are liberals now cheerleading a warmongering Trump? | Owen Jones | Opinion | The Guardian – Handing over the keys? > History shows that war presents the ideal opportunity for the authoritarian-minded to amass, consolidate and concentrate power. Dissent can be more easily portrayed as treachery; jingoism sweeps the nation, boosting the popularity of… Continue reading What I’m reading 1 Apr 2017 through 9 Apr 2017

What I’m reading 26 Mar 2017 through 29 Mar 2017

Semiotics and Constructing Fake News – – (none) Free Speech Is Not an Academic Value – Chronicle – Stanley Fish – Accurate speech is, free inquiry is, but free speech is an extracurricular value. The responsibility falls to the administrators: >My advice to administrators: Stop thinking of yourselves as in-house philosophers or free-speech champions or… Continue reading What I’m reading 26 Mar 2017 through 29 Mar 2017

What I’m reading 3 Dec 2016 through 17 Dec 2016

Trump Grill Could Be the Worst Restaurant in America | Vanity Fair – Let's be clear: It's not about the restaurant. – (review trump ) Measuring Proficient Teachers Codifies Bad Teaching | the becoming radical – Proficiency is adherence to the rubric, as competency is adherence to the rules. But when rubrics are mandated, when… Continue reading What I’m reading 3 Dec 2016 through 17 Dec 2016

What I’m reading 8 Jul 2016 through 19 Jul 2016

(Higher) Education as Bulwark of Uselessness – I'm deskilling in the wake of Pokemon GO. " I am being completely straight in claiming that the role and glory of education is that it can be useless, not being bounded by criteria of production and pre-determined purpose." – (gaming polemic corporateculture ) Beyond Academic Twitter: Social… Continue reading What I’m reading 8 Jul 2016 through 19 Jul 2016

bookmarks for February 29th, 2012 through March 4th, 2012

[toread] Technology Wiki – Home – Technology Wiki – Project Bamboo Wiki – – (none) [toread] Bamboo – – (none) [toread] digitalresearchtools / FrontPage – – (none) [toread] Humanities Blast | Engaged Digital Humanities Scholarship – – (none) Digital humanities manifesto v 2 – From humanities BLAST so you know what to expect. – (Manifesto… Continue reading bookmarks for February 29th, 2012 through March 4th, 2012