This week’s mantra is: efficacy over pride, every time.
On April 4th, 2017, movie theaters across North America will be screening the film adaptation of 1984 as an act of cinematic resistance.
Laurie Penny dissects the kind of young man the right and alt-right exploit in “On the Milo Bus With the Lost Boys of America’s New Right“:
It’s almost enough to make you feel sorry for them. That “almost” is important. There are many uses for empathy. To point out that the people who join this far-right movement are damaged and hurt is not to minimize the hurt and damage they themselves are doing. On the contrary: the pain is the point. Stripped down to its essentials, the new far right is an ideological vacuum calcified in a carapace of pain. Hurt people hurt people. That’s nothing new. These hurt people are hurting other people deliberately, in order to up-cycle their uncomfortable emotions, reselling the pain they can’t bear to look at as a noble political crusade.
ICE has removed a woman requiring brain surgery from a Texas hospital, just to show you where their real priorities lie.