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We are what we pay attention to & algo-free social media now lets us decide that democratically as a culture. But that power requires greater responsibility. Filter out bullshit & unnecessary antagonism. Demand a higher quality of art & analysis from everybody.

Spread the word.

"...We shall not always expect to find them supporting our view. But we shall always hope to find them strongly supporting their own freedom..." - JFK Inaugural 1961

That's who we're supposed to be, whatever economic system they choose, whether it fails or not.

Looks like the coup is in process. Which countries must have a "democracy" and which ones can be a monarchy/dictatorship? Oh yeah, all that really matters is that you do what we want. And it's almost always handled with bipartisan agreement.

Who gets to declare the leader of a country? How are the slogans different than members of the US government declaring other people the leader of another country? I guess they're both better than backing a coup or invading and occupying another country...

People always have the choice to be better, but those will be the exception, not the rule. If you want a better world, you must work to change the incentives. We can't keep rewarding the lizard-brain life.

Pro-choice people need their own religion where the aborted go to an even more special heaven. Then conservatives couldn't say shit.

Maybe all journalism should highlight its sources and provide some kind of "reasons to believe" section at the bottom of every article.

Being critical is not being negative snowflakes. Deal with it.
I have no allegiance to any party. I am an independent. I am not a cheerleader. I am a critical thinker.

It's not crumbling, it's blossoming.
1) I personally want more discoverability
2) one person probably has to call the shots and @Gargron does a great job
3) please don't define the network by even its largest instances (some are political and very active)
4) I'm biased by my experiences, just like you

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You've heard of , academic fields pushing an political agenda over advancing knowledge. I propose we start calling those outlets who write endlessly about de-platforming etc w/o informing people about solutions like the , .

How is this such a huge deal when directly lied to Congress when he denied the NSA spying program on all Americans even existed and nobody has done anything about that? t.co/NYjf2h2ZAT

Still waiting to hear anyone from the etc bitch about these kinds of attacks on free speech... t.co/4DWZUNDVBt

I set up an app with my bank.

You set up a different app with your bank.

The apps agree on a protocol for transferring money.

We enter each other's accounts.

We transfer money. No intermediary.

Why hasn't this happened yet?

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