THIS, PRETTY MUCH
- me: You striking on Wednesday?
- Justin: No, I gotta work
- phil: people should stop blogging
- phil: now
- phil: i hate things
“But once something seizes the public imagination, stuff can happen way faster than you would expect …. So I think what it has the functionality to be is a catalyst for changes we can’t even imagine right now. And that’s another reason that I’m glad that they aren’t simply making a list of demands for the people in power, like hey, do this for us. Because then everything would just dissolve into a debate of whether or not those particular things should happen. And what it is instead of that is a very broad and wide-ranging conversation about the organization of our society, what our priorities are, how we operate in very deep and fundamental ways. And that is basically an increase of democratization, and I think the more democratic with a small “d” our public discourse gets, the more unpredictable what’s going to happen is, and I think that’s good.” —Why Should We Demonstrate? A Conversation
“ok, this is not an emotional bodybuilding contest!” —sh’s response to “it will only make you stronger!”