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Re: The Dictator observations thread.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 04 Dec 2019, 4:41pm

Too truthful to go in the Onion thread.
Mom Scolds Child For Pointing At Homeless Man Instead Of Ignoring His Very Existence
ARCATA, CA—Yanking the girl into the grocery store to avoid further embarrassment, local mom Tara Cochran scolded her daughter Wednesday for pointing at a homeless man instead of ignoring his very existence. “Sophia, no. We do not acknowledge a homeless person’s humanity, it’s impolite,” said Cochran, quietly admonishing her daughter’s rudeness while avoiding eye contact with the man sitting on a dirty piece of cardboard begging for change. “You’re going to make him feel bad instead of making him feel invisible. We need to be respectful of these people by treating them as objects blocking the sidewalk. If they talk to you first, then it’s ok to shake your head and murmur “Sorry, can’t help,” but otherwise, leave them in destitute peace. Yes, even if you have some change, you shouldn’t go giving it to them because that’s wrong.” Cochran went on to explain to her daughter why it’s important to tell the Salvation Army bell-ringer that you just donated, even if you didn’t.
https://local.theonion.com/mom-scolds-c ... 1840206043
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Re: The Dictator observations thread.

Post by Flex » 04 Dec 2019, 7:56pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
04 Dec 2019, 4:41pm
Too truthful to go in the Onion thread.
Mom Scolds Child For Pointing At Homeless Man Instead Of Ignoring His Very Existence
ARCATA, CA—Yanking the girl into the grocery store to avoid further embarrassment, local mom Tara Cochran scolded her daughter Wednesday for pointing at a homeless man instead of ignoring his very existence. “Sophia, no. We do not acknowledge a homeless person’s humanity, it’s impolite,” said Cochran, quietly admonishing her daughter’s rudeness while avoiding eye contact with the man sitting on a dirty piece of cardboard begging for change. “You’re going to make him feel bad instead of making him feel invisible. We need to be respectful of these people by treating them as objects blocking the sidewalk. If they talk to you first, then it’s ok to shake your head and murmur “Sorry, can’t help,” but otherwise, leave them in destitute peace. Yes, even if you have some change, you shouldn’t go giving it to them because that’s wrong.” Cochran went on to explain to her daughter why it’s important to tell the Salvation Army bell-ringer that you just donated, even if you didn’t.
https://local.theonion.com/mom-scolds-c ... 1840206043
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Re: The Dictator observations thread.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 22 Dec 2019, 8:33pm

https://thebaffler.com/salvos/atlas-finally-shrugged

This piece is twenty years old, but in some respects feels more relevant than when it was published, at neoliberalism's apex. It's also striking for being a history that has been excised from public memory.
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