@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.
'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.
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.
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.
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."
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: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/z3ezx4/post-office-delivery-trucks-keep-catching-on-fire
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
New article, analysis of #Russian Navy #Submarines deployments to Mediterranean, using clause in Montreux Convention.
Maybe they've seen ACTUAL hardship during their lifetimes and are simply tougher than you whingy nerds?
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