Unfucks is a word I didn’t even know I needed in my vocabulary.
Joe Biden is going to win. But what people of color have long understood should be clear to everyone now: Donald Trump is not an aberration, he’s a mirror. And that ugliness we see in him is America’s. https://twitter.com/derekjGZ/status/1323985212964036611
“…the inferno where we live every day, that we form by being together. There are two ways to escape suffering it. The first is easy for many: accept the inferno and become such a part of it that you can no longer see it. The second is risky and demands constant vigilance and apprehension: seek and learn to recognize who and what, in the midst of the inferno, are not inferno, then make them endure, give them space.”—Italo Calvino, “Invisible Cities”
“Fast tools don’t just allow users to accomplish tasks faster; they allow users to accomplish entirely new types of tasks, in entirely new ways.”—https://www.benkuhn.net/progessays
Change the tool, change the outcome.
“The whole principle came from the idea that if you broke down everything you could think of that goes into riding a bike, and then improved it by 1%, you will get a significant increase when you put them all together,” he explained…”—Matt Slater, “Olympics cycling: Marginal gains underpin Team GB dominance.” BBC. August 8, 2012.
True of cycling. True of life.
h/t Damien Williams
“The defining quality of an ideologue, whether on the left or the right, is to acquire one’s opinions in bulk.”-:Paul Graham, “The Two Kinds of Moderate.” PaulGraham.com. December 2019.