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August 22 2014

c3o
19:26
Terrorism isn’t about bombs or who is using them. It’s about controlling people through fear. It’s about removing their ability to act reasonably, to make them seem like the monsters. Terrorism is about triggering people to fight or flight then blaming them for not being rational. It’s about power. Remove someone’s power to act with reason, and you remove their humanity.
runaon
Reposted byelpollodiabloschaafylem235goaskalicefafnirscaveRekrut-Knastiez

August 21 2014

c3o
14:47
With no audience, no one to perform for, I was just there. There was no need to define myself; I became irrelevant.
The Strange Tale of the North Pond Hermit
Reposted bymynniaflauschfischsoberwonkoKurkaWyluzujmr-absentiasamusoRekrut-Kdonotsendrequest

November 12 2012

c3o
18:42
Emotional outbursts typically more associated with men (shouting, expressing anger openly) are given a pass in public discourse in a way that emotional outbursts typically more associated with women (crying, “getting upset”) are stigmatized.
Bullish Life: When Men Get Too Emotional To Have A Rational Argument
Reposted bynymphwonkon0ghairinmyzweisatzlordminxmondkroetemynniamarbearlifelolleSirenensang

July 13 2011

c3o
07:56
Most countercultures operate with the exact same kind of snobbery and social hierarchies as a high school cafeteria.
Tales Of Mere Existence‬‏: Times I Tried To Be A Hipster
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May 21 2011

c3o
20:49
Stefanie Wuschitz (Miss Baltazar's Laboratory) at Transmediale 2011 about her experience in international hacker spaces.

"Hackerspace members think of themselves as being extremely open-minded and welcoming, but they're just not. It's a very elite group [whose members] distinguish themselves very strongly from others with certain codes. [They do so unwillingly], but the problem is that they don't acknowledge that [fact]."
Reposted bymynnia mynnia

January 21 2011

c3o
17:25

Wanderschaft 2.0 – € 800/M. für jeden 18-Jährigen!

Milo Tesselaar schlägt ein altersabhängiges, temporäres Grundeinkommen vor, gebunden an ehrenamtliche Tätigkeit/außerschulische Bildung/Unternehmensgründung/Auslandserfahrung etc.
Reposted byfinelpollodiablocygenb0ckn0gcitizen42802mydafsoup-01

June 30 2010

c3o
14:51

Respekt.net

Projektbörse für zivilgesellschaftliche Projekte in Österreich: Vorhaben aller Art (Webprojekte, Veranstaltungen, Studien, usw.) zu Themen wie "Stärkung der Demokratie", "Verbesserung des Bildungssystems", Gleichberechtigung, Umweltschutz uvm. können eingereicht werden, Privatpersonen "investieren" dann ab 10 Euro.

Zu den über 30 GründungsinvestorInnen zählen etwa Hans-Peter Haselsteiner und @oliver24, eine groß angelegte PR-Kampagne zur Bewerbung der Plattform läuft gerade an.

Die Menschen dahinter sind über jeden Zweifel erhaben, der Einreichprozess relativ schmerzlos: Also los!

Ping @astrid @clifford @konnex @zeinler ...
Reposted byRekrut-KEcholichtelpollodiablokonnexcliffordbigbear3001fin

May 26 2010

17:33

Respekt.net: Börse für gesellschaftspolitische Projekte

Kickstarter für politische Projekte in Ö: Projektbörse für Aktionen, Kampagnen, Veranstaltungen, Zeitschriften, Thema-Aufbereitungen usw: Ideen und Ressourcen (Geld, Fachwissen) zusammenbringen. 10% Abwicklungsgebühr bei erfolgreicher Finanzierung.
11:33

Anarchy in Somalia - Wikipedia

"while the state of development remains low ... Somalis [were] better off under anarchy than they were under government"

May 17 2010

c3o
00:20
Play fullscreen
You might have seen this video of an epic Sim City 3000 creation... but this interview with the creator has some additonal gems:
"There are a lot of problems in the city hidden under the illusion of order and greatness ... The ironic thing about it is the sims in Magnasanti tolerate it. They don’t rebel or cause revolutions and social chaos. No one considers challenging the system by physical means ... They have all been successfully dumbed down, sickened with poor health, enslaved and mind-controlled just enough to keep this system going for thousands of years. 50,000 years to be exact. They are all imprisoned in space and time."
Reposted byhairinmycitiesbrightbytemondkroetesaperplastikstuhlididntorderthatbalorblubbercygenb0ckfungithetooth

April 30 2010

c3o
01:32
The idea that it's easier to [wait for people to] die than change says a lot, and none of it comforting, about how little potential we see in ourselves, how rigid we think we are, trapped in some kind of evolutionary psychology/sociological hell where progress is dependent on those who know perfectly well that all they have to do is be loud enough, rigid enough, difficult enough that they can hold up movement simply by standing still. ...

Change is what happens when we stop waiting.

We've had too many generations of casualties already; no one, no one should have it demanded of them to be a sacrifice to the idea [that] the only way to move [is] slowly.
Seperis [liberally quoted]
Reposted byantifuchsOddy

April 21 2010

c3o
03:31
In situations where almost every outcome has been decided in advance according to a set of impersonal and predefined rules and regulations, the only way in which people are able to gain some control over their lives is to exploit 'zones of uncertainty' where the outcomes are not already known.
Bureaucracy - Wikipedia
Life goal: Exploiting zones of uncertainty.
Reposted byEcholicht Echolicht

April 20 2010

c3o
03:40
Das Diktum des sozialen Geschlechtes, des Rollenzwangs und der festgelegten Verhaltensmuster gilt ebenso für Männer. Weil diese davon aber materiell und sozial immer profitiert haben, wurde erst in jüngerer Zeit zum Thema, dass Geschlechterrollen auch für Männer ein Korsett sind, das ihnen mehr schadet als nützt. ... Frauen haben durch den Feminismus ihre Möglichkeiten erweitert, Männern steht dieser Schritt noch bevor.
Das [Deutsche] Grüne Männer-Manifest (via Armin)

January 25 2010

c3o
01:03
Es muß alles besser werden, aber ändern darf sich nix.
— Österreichische Mentalität laut Herzerzog Johann aus dem Standard-Forum
Reposted byMerari Merari

January 23 2010

c3o
05:47
Neue Werte – neue Gesellschaft
Na immerhin, die Richtung stimmt ja. (via derStandard.at)
Reposted byastridsofias

January 14 2010

c3o
17:39
However, like socialism, which is a far simpler model than capitalism and which has proved fantastically evil in its treatment of those who disagreed with it, objectivism has turned out to be completely inept at dealing with disagreement. Constructing a social system that tends to those who agree with it is a piece of cake compared to constructing one that makes those who disagree with it want to obey its principles.
Erik Naggum on Atlas Shrugged - Kent Pitman - Open Salon
Reposted fromelpollodiablo elpollodiablo

November 12 2009

21:20

Designing society for posterity

Thought-provoking essay by SF writer Charles Stross on the social and political challenge of keeping a society going in a closed system: "You, and a quarter of a million other folks, have embarked on a 1000-year voyage aboard a hollowed-out asteroid. What sort of governance and society do you think would be most comfortable, not to mention likely to survive the trip without civil war, famine, and reigns of terror?"
Reposted fromsnej snej

October 24 2009

c3o
05:28
Radiolab: New Normal? Three stories "that re-frame our sense of normalcy", culminating in the thought that humans may be self-domesticating by civilization. [1 hour]
Tags: society wonder

October 20 2009

c3o
04:56
Play fullscreen
On Girls, Boys, and IT Careers
Google TechTalk by Dr. Cornelia Brunner (59:00)

Butch vs. femme ways of thinking about tech, and what the difference means for IT education: "[Currently we're focused on] finding the girls who are interested to think in butch ways [...] and making them feel comfortable in [the butch IT] world. The missing piece is inducting femme thinkers into this universe."
Reposted byantifuchs antifuchs

June 15 2009

c3o
19:23
Once a politician gets you to identify with them [instead of judging them], they pretty much own you.

Commoners identifying with kings was one of the great supports of the monarchy. The commoners in France and England alike might be cold and starving. And the kings of France and England alike might be living in a palace, drinking from golden cups. But hey, the King of England is our king, right? His glory is our glory? Long live King Henry the Whatever!
Less Wrong: The Two-Party Swindle
Tags: wonder society
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