Tegan is doubly unable to post today. Grad school is –by design– a lot of work. The second part can be found in yesterday’s post, and tomorrow’s post. Also probably next Monday’s post. More on that tomorrow.
This video gets at some of why I feel disillusioned about activism. I’ve been trying to “speak truth to power” since I was a devout member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), and felt called to activism.
As it turns out, power has never actually cared about truth, or those who speak it.
Not as long as the truth has no material power behind it.
If we want to build a better world, we need to understand why this world isn’t working.
Abe Drayton says
Fair warning – I’m in no mood for bullshit, and tearing into people could well be a good distraction from grief.
If you comment on this and ignore a point made in the video, I may not be as kind as I usually am.