Defund (And Redesign) Everything (excerpt):
One extremely good aspect of ‘defund the police' is that it appears to be substantially increasing the consciousness of what should be (and to a significant extent used to be) a strength of the United States: different approaches for different people in different places.
Effectively all of our social institutions are a bad combination of corrupt and obsolete. Our education system. Our healthcare system. Our food production systems. Our banking and finance systems. Our journalism and science systems. Our political systems. They are all beyond the pale and they all should be defunded and redesigned.
Consider the naive notion that the right thing to do is to take money from police budgets and to (simply) move it into places like education and healthcare. This is an error for two reasons:
(1) The education and healthcare systems are just as broken as the ...
Did anyone else watch Mandalorian last night? I haven’t been loving the series but last night went a long way in fixing so many of the broken parts of the Star Wars world.
Plus very cool to take Ahsoka from the animation world and make her a live action character...
Let me check – oh yes, November is almost through.
Well, I guess then this might very well be the last load of sunny autumn pictures this time around. Fresh from my afternoon walk. Which was almost a bit chilly, but obviously nice.
A message from Dave.