and we desperately need a revolution

Look. The last line of this article, “And we desperately need a revolution,” is true. We desperately need people to stop caring more about “American Idol” than they do about the potential environmental catastrophe awaiting our children. To this statement, Mr. Luddite, I say “Hell yeah.”

But do us a favor, will you? Stop talking for us. Stop being the voice for current revolutionaries. No one likes the Bitter Old Man. No one likes the Bitter Old Man and no one thinks that his fears are justified. And, more to the point, no one thinks that his tactics to fight the power will do any good. Wanna know why?

told you so

I told you they were watching me. They were following me. They were listening in to our conversations. Just because I’m paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not after me. Who knew that was true? I thought it was a joke. And, no, I don’t really think they’re after me specifically. I understand that data mining is […]

academic name dropping

So right now, as we speak, I am in the center of a typhoon of academic name dropping. A little while ago, two women I work with ran into Judith Butler in the cafe in our building. It’s not that uncommon to see high profile, “famous” academics from Berkeley in these parts. But the encounter […]

itmfa

First they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Socialists and the Trade Unionists, but I was neither, so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Jews, but I was not a Jew so I did not speak […]