We will coup whoever we want! Deal with it. — Elon Musk
I hope any technology enthusiasts that support unhinged billionaire Elon Musk reading this re-assess their hero worship. You could also read Vijay Prashad and Alejandro Bejarano’s article about Musk acting like a neo-conquistador for South America’s lithium.
It’s so disheartening to hear of the passing of Michael Brooks today. Of the contemporary media on the Left, he stood out to me and thousand others with his intellectual curiosity, a firm internationalism, and his personal interest in synthesizing spirituality and politics.
I’m separating the Asides category, along with Links, from the main feed of this blog. Asides are more informal, ephemeral posts that don’t make sense between other things I’ve been writing about. The RSS feed still aggregates everything.
I didn’t take my own advice from last year and installed the iOS14 beta on my phone for a few days. I’ve now learned my lesson and have a fully functioning phone after spending the morning getting everything back to normal.