I teeter a bit on some of this: Some people take it too far and say “I do whatever I want and if you don’t like it, that is your deficit” BUT Still, if we attend to what we can control (ourselves) we have much more useful leverage. AND That blaming, complaining and instructing others…Read More counter counter narrative
Source: Facebook it’s a double bindthey say you destroyed themthey say you don’t get to say how much What say– they weren’t really destroyed– if they were destroyed, I didn’t destroy them I need a template to analyse these thingsIn a way, they are so embedded they are invisable making them visible nullifies themRead More double bind
Over the course of thousands of bits of hate mail, I estimate that about 50% ended up saying, in substance: “Thank you for discussing this issue with me. I agree with you now”; and about 25% ended up saying, in substance: “Thank you for discussing this issue with me. I don’t agree with you, but it is good that you stand up for what you believe”. The other 25% remained entirely unconvinced and, I assume, continued to vote for John Howard.
What struck me in all this was the story Tim had told me. I guessed that the people who wrote to me – and who did not expect a reply – were so alienated from the community that their only means of expressing their anRead More P2P | Julian Burnside: Alienation to alien nation | Facebook