One of the main reasons I hate living in the city is the sense that outside planned gatherings of friends, we're all atomised individuals doing individual things with no hope of commonality or solidarity. Bumping into people with random but real connections is a small but nice counterpoint to that
The main contradiction of liberal democracy is that it has largely been shaped through a history of various forms of illegal civil disobedience against entrenched power structures. Such civil disobedience is retrospectively seen as justified, and the people committing it are retrospectively seen as heroes. However, each successive generation is asked to believe that any further civil disobedience would be unreasonable.
RT @DrRimmer@twitter.com: Submissions were due on Australia's radical #siteblock #searchblock #copyright laws today. See @Doctorow@twitter.com https://boingboing.net/2018/11/02/a-spider-for-the-fly.html The @AuSenate@twitter.com has only allocated a week for the committee to read the submissions and report on this complex, radical bill! #auspol #auslaw
PhD student working with visible-light photoswitches, supramolecular chemistry, NMR spectroscopy. Musician. Some politics.