The Bishop and the Butterfly: Murder, Politics, and the End of the Jazz Age

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Can we stop with the narrative about how it's all about fueling the anger of white right-wingers now?

It's about mentally ill people, mostly men, acting out their anger, whatever it is, using wmd's. And it comes in many varieties. All Trumpies do not do mass shootings, most just scream at rallies and post nasty words on social media. Same for neo-Nazis! All of them don't drive through crowds with their cars. Just as all people with black skin do not shoot other people with black skin because of their irrational anger at those they work with, or those with Asian features, for that matter. I will admit only to: sticks, stones,knives and guns will break bones BUT words, they mostly inspire only the mentally ill to violent action. Most Walmart managers (of any color skin) do not crack and shoot up their store >

"Here be humans"

'The Woman King' tells the story of the Agojie

But in real life, the fierce women warriors played a controversial role in the translatlantic slave trade.

Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle Trash Talk Will Smith at UK Comedy Show

Woke & cancel culture gone wild

I got "news" for Reuters that's not really news: at an "army war college", the faculty study and teach the techniques and strategies of military leaders of the past without regard for which "side" they were on,

What was that about the UK royals dissing Meghan Markle? I forget.

Major Afro-American diva choice in jubilee entertainment at Buckingham Palace -

The Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte loving Diana Ross at the #PlatinumPartyatthePalace

Ain’t no mountain high enough!

— Belle (@RoyallyBelle_) June 4, 2022

Creating a narrative & promoting it for a political agenda, Part II

Part I is here, starting with Omar Wasow's excellent quote from a NYTimes article 

“Focus on conflict. Feed the algorithm. Make sure whatever you produce reinforces a narrative. Don’t worry if it is true.”

with many excellent examples through Nov. 2021. This is for new ones!

What's going on in Russia? (ongoing thread)

Putin is chairing his emergency economic meeting to respond to US, UK, and EU sanctions. He calls the west “the empire of lies”

— max seddon (@maxseddon) February 28, 2022

continued after the jump



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