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12 June 2020

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  1. How to Survive an Apocalypse and Keep Dreaming | The Nation

    Native Americans “are a postapocalyptic people”. (via Kottke)

  2. 365posterblog. – All the best vintage graphics and poster news from around the web

    Not just posts about nice posters but also lots for sale. (via @undermanager)

Liked tweets

  • TheJessieKirk’s avatar

    I'm not allowed to say Churchill was responsible for the deaths of 3 million people in Bengal without mentioning his leadership in WW2, but I am allowed to mention his leadership in WW2 without mentioning the 3 million deaths he helped cause. Apparently.

  • benhammersley’s avatar

    A statue isn’t a neutral reminder of an historical event that you have to keep or else the memory is lost. It’s literally creating an idol and putting it on a pedestal. It’s a public act, with no consent from the viewer. Their removal is just the adblocking of dead propagandists. twitter.com/BorisJohnson/s…

    BorisJohnson’s avatar

    They had different perspectives, different understandings of right and wrong. But those statues teach us about our past, with all its faults. To tear them down would be to lie about our history, and impoverish the education of generations to come. 4/8

  • jamesbridle’s avatar

    This really bears repeating and sharing. The British government deliberately hid or destroyed vast amounts of its own records of the Empire because they were deemed to be too violent and horrific to be revealed to the public. This is what erasing history actually looks like. twitter.com/My__Pain/statu…

    My__Pain’s avatar

    Been reading @jamesbridle New Dark Age and its just revealed Operation Legacy to me, can't believe I didn't know about it before. For everyone worried about the removal of statues as the editing of history, the government was doing it long before theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/n…

  • benterrett’s avatar

    @ruskin147 Kids sometimes end by saying "don't forget to like and subscribe".