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Worth a reminder: Almost all violent extremists share one thing: their gender

Article @ The Guardian from April of by Michael Kimmel  who is the author of Guyland and Angry White Men. He directs the center for the study of men and masculinities at New York's Stony Brook University:

Almost all violent extremists share one thing: their gender

Most people who commit acts of terrorist violence are young men. We overlook their gender to our peril

This tweet made me remember (doh!) that in high school, I helped fight for this to be possible

This not just another tweeter, this the senior Senator from Hawaii

If young people vote in numbers anywhere near the percentages of other generations they can get any policy they want. College affordability, climate, civil rights, healthcare, immigration whatever your generation decides. It’s your government if you just take it over.

But not that obvious to wannabe partisan spinmeisters and Nielsen et. al., Nate

This is obvious I guess, but if you want to cut down on bothsidesism, put people on TV who have subject-matter expertise acquired through reporting or research... not generalists who are asked to opine on a whole bunch of topics they don't really know anything about.

— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) October 29, 2018

Something going on here, what it is ain't exactly clear yet

The Kayfabe and Kabuki that is executed for the benefit of foolish passionate partisans

Here's the latest. Can't say that I see much difference (beyond the crudity of Trump's language) from what I saw it at the pep rallies in high school and what I saw in the great war of Obama fans vs. Hillary fans on the net in 2008:


In advance of tonight’s Trump-Cruz rally in Houston, my look at how the “sniveling coward” and lyin’ “maniac” found love — for now.

Why the percentage of craziness may not actually be worse than in the late 20th century

It's not the change in numbers so much as new access for the crazed to a public voice:

An Oral History of the Stone Pony

Politics on twitter: not always depressing!

"Kanye West is not Picasso"

Hat tip to Michael Maeillo for this. Note that Cohen wrote it in 2015:

“Kanye West Is Not Picasso” by Leonard Cohen, from Cohen’s new book ‘The Flame.’

— S H I R E S’ $Hit Show (@amandashires) October 11, 2018


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