I have two questions for those Over Here complaining — no, not just complaining, shrieking — about how immigrants are poisoning the blood of the nation:
- What federally-recognized tribe are you a member of?
- Care to share your hints for getting stains out of those white sheets you're wearing?
I'd also ask if they were aware that they're echoing a wannabe Austrian artist, or pseudonymous fan of icepicks and purges (and I don't mean some diet fad), but (a) we already know and (b) they'd lie… or claim they got the rhetoric from other, equally repulsive figures. Not to mention ignore that that… individual's grandfather was an undocumented immigrant.
Not just Over Here, either. Maybe we should ask the Prime Minister about it… preferably at Question Time when he'll be forced to answer.
- Right in the middle of the platter, I'll lead off with creators' (non)rights. Whether we're talking about the misleading rhetoric of "public domain day" coming up in a week or so (the works are available — one just has to pay the writer), or the consequences of exceeding the scope of a copyright agreement's terms, or the future of audiobooks in a demonstration that Marx was absolutely wrong (it's not the means of production, but the means of distribution, that matter), or even the analogous circumstances in music, the result leaves us with one overriding refrain:
Soylent Pulp is authors!
which will probably lead to more indigestion than any slice of Autorenblutwurst. Or, for that matter, complete ignorance.
- Many people today rely on their phones for everything, from banking to inability to type URLs. They shouldn't — the consequences are pretty obvious.
- Relying on security systems you don't understand and can't see is probably less of a problem, though, than relying on tech billionaires' visions for the future — especially since those tech billionaires weren't even reading the good stuff, the stuff that considered consequences… let alone understanding much of it. Why yes, I am saying that these Wile E. Coyote-like tech supra-geniuses have educational deficits that impair their perspectives and performance, even before getting into their uniform experiential deficits (go ahead — name a tech billionaire who actually participated in national service, military or otherwise; it's not that they all needed to, it's that none of them did).
- Oh, that's too hard. Let's see what's on television. And how. But no athlete-nonstudents, even though it's "bowl season," please.