The idea for this blog is that each post will have about three sections: a main topic, some random thoughts that may or may not be expanded on later, and some things we've read/watched/whatever lately that we may have some commentary on. Each post starts as an offline draft so we can add things gradually without having to update the site every time.
In that case, the biggest question of how often this blog will be updated (besides the simpler question of "will we forget this blog?" to which the answer is "yes") is whether or not we'll be able to come up with enough to write that we won't write elsewhere instead. Since we don't post on social media often this may not be a large issue but we do often write ideas down offline and never share them. As we get used to sharing things, we may get over the feeling that writing things multiple times is too redundant. For now, it's a miracle that this website has anything on it at all.
This blog will probably focus on personal and possibly identity-related community topics. While we do have a plan for a media/interest page on the main section of the site, we haven't completely made up our minds on whether or not we actually want to have that page.
- 70 tabs...
- We probably need to find a place to listen to music other than Youtube, eventually.
- Having flexible internal communication is nice. Less nice when we have to play a game of Telephone every time we need to go to the bathroom.
- How many more people would consider themselves neurodivergent if the models for neurodivergency weren't rooted in "disorder"?
- There may need to be more accepting or at least neutral words for describing lack of emotion or empathy as a trait of a person instead of something having to do with others.
- "Aplatonic(-spectrum)" and "asocial" get closer to this but there's likely many experiences left undescribed.
- Is there a way that the aplatonic-spectrum (apl-spec) could be used as a root (similar to orientation labels) to describe how much people are able to feel in or want certain kinds of relationships/situations? How useful would that be?
- How could a community be built around something like this? How might it differ from other communities? How could the methods of communication for the community (social media, forums, in-person meetings, group chats, etc.) make or break the development of a community?
- Does the view of lacking emotion or empathy as something either purposeful and malevolent or pitiful and (partially/hopefully) temporary contribute to many people with those traits feeling constantly alienated?
- This could probably be expanded into a new post or essay if we get enough information.
Section to be renamed, unless we get attached to the alliteration. This one's kind of a dump, consider it "catching up" for the time before this blog was made.
- The Problem With the Postcolonial Syllabus by Sumana Roy
- Humanity Does Not Need Bill Gates by Rob Larson and Nathan J. Robinson
- Why Billionaires Love Charter Schools by Robbie Nelson
- Incarceration in Real Numbers interactive page by Matt Korostoff
- World War II: Internment of Japanese Americans by Alan Taylor (photo collection)
- Against "Feel Free to Take Some Time If You Need It" by Anne Helen Petersen
- The Shape of Infinity by Jacob Geller (Youtube video essay)
- Against the Logic of the Guillotine
Our adversary is not a kind of human being, but the form of social relations that imposes antagonism between people as the fundamental model for politics and economics. Abolishing the ruling class does not mean guillotining everyone who currently owns a yacht or penthouse; it means making it impossible for anyone to systematically wield coercive power over anyone else.