4 m ago in Quotes
It is very sad then that so many children are hurried along and not given time to think about themselves. People say to them when they think that they have been playing long enough: “You are no longer a child. You must begin to do something.” But although playing is doing nothing, you are really doing something when you play; you are thinking about yourself. Many children play in the wrong way. They make work out of play. They not only seem to be doing something, they really are doing something. They are imitating the grown-ups around them who are always doing as much instead of as little as possible. And they are often encouraged to play in this way by the grown-ups. And they are not learning to be themselves.
  4 m ago in "ElsaGate"
I should have seen this coming after already having seen ElsaGate channel titles such as "Super Gemini TV", "Jupiter Kids TV", "Aries Kids TV", "Jupiter Sun TV", "Super Apollo TV", "Moon TV", "Lyra Channel TV", "Jupiter Mars TV", "Super Artemis TV", "Sun Kids TV", "Super Sirius TV", "Osiris Kids TV", "Earth Kids TV", "Gemini Kids TV", "Mecury Kids TV", "Libra Kids TV", "Obelisk Kids TV", "Mecurity Kids TV", "Super Vega TV", "Mars Kids TV", "Pluto Kids TV", "Super Sun TV", "Venus Kids TV", "Gemini Channel TV", "Phoenix Kids TV"... but I did not.

  4 m ago in Stuff

Soul Searching

by Dafuniks & Particle Man
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  4 m ago in Blog


Someone or something or some combination of people and things is using YouTube to systematically frighten, traumatise, and abuse children, automatically and at scale


What concerns me is not just the violence being done to children here, although that concerns me deeply. What concerns me is that this is just one aspect of a kind of infrastructural violence being done to all of us, all of the time, and we’re still struggling to find a way to even talk about it, to describe its mechanisms and its actions and its effects.






Greenberg said that it only takes one video with questionable behavior to start creating psychological scars that can last a lifetime.

“I don’t think this needs to happen repeatedly for kids to register that this is very wrong,” Greenberg said. “And then what goes first is trust, because your parents are supposed to be taking care of you and then because they’re not doing that, the world becomes a frightening place.”

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  5 m ago in Quotes
War is essentially an evil thing. Its consequences are not confined to the belligerent states alone, but affect the whole world.

To initiate a war of aggression, therefore, is not only an international crime; it is the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole.
  5 m ago in Quotes
Modern Western culture seemingly has entered a failure-mode unprecedented in history, where we have nobody willing to go first, to stand out, to do what needs to be done, to enact the changes everyone else wants. We've run out of empathetic iconoclasts—people who see the suffering of distant/distributed others, and for whom that aggregate suffering outweighs the risk that might come to the comfortable-life-in-obscurity of all their closer companions. The people with hearts that bleed for their fellow citizens, but then don't shrivel back at the thought of their companions being the ones who end up bleeding.