evans polite\ness law

1:38 – b: many diff forms in which violence manifests itself.. by far the greatest violence i’ve encountered is polite violence..

behind the mask of politeness can be a great deal of institutional violence..

that kind of manifests itself..

– Brad Evans

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via russell brand’s under the skinhenry giroux and brad evans (@HistofViolence):

Brad Evans (@HistofViolence) tweeted at 0:49 AM on Fri, Mar 01, 2019:
Why must we accept the notion that politics is about friends & enemies? Can’t it be about a love and respect for mutual difference? And not based on enmity? Just a thought…. https://t.co/xWMLmBsYDZ
(https://twitter.com/HistofViolence/status/1101388987200163840?s=03)

1:38 – b: many diff forms in which violence manifests itself.. by far the greatest violence i’ve encountered is polite violence.. behind the mask of politeness can be a great deal of institutional violence.. that kind of manifests itself..

evans politeness law

b: what do we do w those figures in society that are playing the game because they are seduced by power.. how do we counter those strategic games.. we need to have a diff convo..

we offer them something better.. ie: 2 convers as infra

1:39 – maybe i’m terribly wrong.. we all want to be humble.. but we have to be careful about reducing their agency.. that stems on giving them the benefit of being so polite that we might miss the full nature of the unhumanness which sometimes is quite evil.. ie: people in academia.. smiling w passive aggressiveness.. we have to be careful.. being nice doesn’t mean anything if somebody is putting people in gas chambers.. or black people in prison.. go to any ruling class club and they’re all so gracious and sweet.. i mean they’re criminogenic in their actions some of these people.. the damage/destruction they cause/produce..

smiling ness

supposed to’s.. of school/work

violence

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