As for those anti-imperialists who don’t participate in this festival of xenophobia — and here I include myself — we have our own elitist consolation: we accept the tragedy of masses of gullible sheeple falling for cunning propaganda because having overcome it flatters our own intelligence. The more we condemn society’s stupidity, the smarter we feel in comparison.
This is such an interesting manuscript to read. Enjoying it so far. Thanks for the recommendation.
If you’re taking this stance then you must also take the stance that a baby with Down Syndrome would not survive on it’s own in a pre-modern, natural selectionist era. Keeping it alive, nurturing and caring for it until you die, and then having them cared for through an institution until they die is extremely unnatural. Why would you bring someone into this life if they’re doomed to suffer? That seems awful to me. I’m sure we’ll just have to agree to disagree, but I can’t see the logic in it.
Good article, but I was more intrigued by the mention of Windows 10 China Government Edition (https://www.theregister.com/2017/05/23/redmond_puts_wall_around_windows_10_for_chinese_government_addition/) Quick little read.
This is a study of 24,000 Android and iOS apps and looks at tracking in particular. The authors conclude that neither platform is better than the other. What I felt was missing from the analysis was just and overall comparison of anti-tracking features in both Android and iOS. I think that’s more important (especially since privacy is not the default in most cases and requires user intervention) and would love to see some information on that if anyone has any.
Because they’re actively deleted from YouTube, by YouTube.