Protesters & Wonks

Yesterday evening on the streetcar I read this article by Ajay Shah and really identified with the feeling that protests aren’t enough. In a nutshell: “The workings of government are a vast clanking machinery with many moving parts. When you see something going wrong in the outcomes, it isn’t always easy to diagnose the problems …

Notes on Nationalism: George Orwell

Orwell said in 1984 that “the best books were the ones which told you what you already knew”; I felt that exact way in reading this essay of his.  One item that hooked my particular attention was this: PACIFIST: Those who ‘abjure’ violence can only do so because others are committing violence on their behalf. …