And we cannot have all things to please us
No matter how we try
Until we've all gone to Jesus
We can only wonder why

@evgenykuznetsov.org That's a very American concept. And it's actually "to be judged by one's own peers in a court of law". It describes a jury trial, as far as I am aware. Most constitutional democracies (certainly all under civil/Roman law) do not have this concept.

Under the rule of law in a constitutional democracy people are being held accountable in court, by a judge. And only there. Trial by media, or trial by social media, subverts this system of justice and thus it subverts justice itself.

As Sherman said: Vox populi, vox humbug.

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RT @delaneykingrox@twitter.com

'Cancel culture' is just a relabelling of 'being held accountable for one's actions.'

Being held accountable for doing something shitty is something only shitty people would take umbrage with.

πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/delaneykingrox/sta

Becoming a fan of Anson Mount more and more here. He’s got serious Roland Deschain energy going on. ❀️

You might be OK with wearing a mask everywhere you go. Or having your temperature checked constantly. Or putting down your name and address and contact details in a restaurant. Or with not being allowed to gather and voice your grievances publicly. You’re blind to the chains.

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RT @ggreenwald@twitter.com

Here's the vital Rosa Luxemberg point -- "Those who do not move, do not notice their chains" -- applied to why unthreatening people who don't dissent don't value privacy.

It's the same reason why people who don't dissent from orthodoxies don't care about viewpoint suppression.

πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/

RT @balajis@twitter.com

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Verge: "reporters at The Verge have never been measured by their pageviews, or even given easy access to them"

Also Verge: "March was The Verge's all-time biggest month, with 54m unique visitors and 98m pageviews."

πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/balajis/status/128

RT @A_W_Gordon@twitter.com

About 8 months ago, I got a handwritten letter through the mail on a blank piece of paper with one sentence: "File a FOIA with USPS for LLV truck fires." 4,000 pages of documents later, here's the story: vice.com/en_us/article/z3ezx4/

πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/A_W_Gordon/status/

These daily newsletters are becoming very ranty. I swear it's not me, it's the fucking ridiculous bullshit that's in the news these days...

FOXTROT/ALFA: For-Pay LibreOffice, Robot Subs, US to Backdoor All End-to-End Crypto

fab.industries/newsletter/2020

"My new company is called Mmhmm, it's a virtual camera that could reshape......"

There are very few things that can hype you up like a good Bruce Buffer intro.

Aaaaaaaaand nooooooooow............

Ich bin wieder hiiiiiier......
In meinem Reviiiiiiiiiier.......

RT @dvg@twitter.com

ach teams...

πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/dvg/status/1280564

Facebook reminding me of that time the Guzzi and me made it home bruised but whole after a bit of a collision up in Scotland. What a tough little bike. β™₯️

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