Tag Archives: Tea Party Racism

Race Baiting

Nature abhors a vacuum, and so did the late Harriet-the-Cat here, but that wasn’t quite the same thing. There’s the physics of the equilibrium of states, and entropy, and the mathematics of regression to the mean over large data sets, … Continue reading

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The Gag Reflex

No one gagged – but this is Hollywood. Everyone is exempt from everything out here in Hollywood, where every day the Spiderman impersonator chats with the guy dressed as Jesus, in front of the Chinese Theater, across the street from … Continue reading

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Race to the Bottom

You could read the book of essays: In The German Invention of Race, historians, philosophers, and scholars in literary, cultural, and religious studies trace the origins of the concept of “race” to Enlightenment Germany and seek to understand the issues … Continue reading

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Rhetorical Parlor Tricks

World-weariness is rhetorically and socially useful. You know how that goes. Assume an air of world-weariness – you’ve seen it all before and anyone who is all excited and enthusiastic, or are in a panic asking if the sky is really … Continue reading

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Cultural Whiplash

It was over ten years ago in London, Ontario – on assignment running the systems shop at the big locomotive factory there, for two years. London, halfway between Detroit and Toronto, was, and no doubt still is, a wonderful place … Continue reading

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