The Playful Anarchist podcast, with Asher Black (Anarcast #7, AsherCast #7). The Tea Party are just asking for it, like lame gazelles to a predator. When does the politics of anger become the politics of hate. Asher compares the Tea Party movement to identity groups, and blasts their supposed Christian base. Music by Thursday Group (Like White on Rice) on the Magnatune label. Opinions: solely those of Asher Black. New call-center style headset. Smaller mp3 size.
The Playful Anarchist podcast, with Asher Black (Anarcast #2, AsherCast #2). One form of playful anarchy is doing something non-political or that precludes the artificiality of political speech, such as replacing it with truth in the form of fiction. Reading of original fiction by Asher Black. Story is copyright 2009 by Asher Black.
I found a new coffee shop. Apparently, it’s going to fit reasonably well. I have three, now, and am scouting a fourth. Different hours, different times, different purposes. The least comfortable contrasts are generations and subcultures. All but one appear to be haunts for the young and the young middle class – the conformists. They still think some things are weird, and fear finds their faces easily, fear of being touched by the unknown. So many hippy outfits, but underneath is a kind of fascism. The other is more of a hippie place, with lots of older people, and it’s far more accepting, with a wider latitude for the bizarre. Of course that can be a mixed blessing. But it’s like home-cooked food, or dining at a mom and pop place – you expect unpredictability and inconsistency, and it’s part of why you like it. The rest is the Starbucks impulse.