Friday, March 22, 2019

Time gives detailed and sympathetic coverage of Octavio-Cortez

Here is Charlotte Alter’s lengthy Time portrayal of Alexandria Octavia-Cortez’s rising, “Change Is Closer than you Think”.

Yet on Friday morning, Tim Pool launched an angry tweet at the author of the article, not at Cortez. 

Ocasio-Cortez sounds aggressive, and willing to threaten Marxist style expropriation to put people who don’t deserve to be where they are in their right places.  That is sort of what Maoism was about. That could affect people like me, maybe like shutting down Social Security on means testing, or maybe tying Internet use to social credit someday. 

Yet there is an argument that a non-capital model for productivity can work within the context of localism, as some intention communities (like Twin Oaks in Central Virginia) are showing.
There is something else about Pool’s (and perhaps Martin Goldberg’s) uncompromising intellectualism (how many of his videos end “you know I’m right”) that gets put in a place in this article on Medium by Ryan Holiday, "It’s not enough to be right, you have to be kind" where he says “you can’t reason people out of positions they didn’t reason themselves into.”  Haque recently compared democratic socialism to “your local record store” as opposed to YouTube. 

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