adding page this day:
David Graeber (@davidgraeber) tweeted at 7:09 PM on Thu, Oct 12, 2017:
the violence of these abusive power relations destroys the soul & it ramifies, if affects almost everyone in ways we don’t even recognise
Irin Carmon (@irin) tweeted at 5:57 AM – 12 Oct 2017 :
I’ll be on @democracynow this morning discussing coverups and powerful men. (http://twitter.com/irin/status/918445523396329472?s=17)
Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) tweeted at 5:57 AM – 12 Oct 2017 :
It is undeniably true that for-profit, corporate newsrooms are far more careful & scared when it comes to reporting on rich people/companies (http://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/918445581529427969?s=17)
from jon fb share/comments:
Mike Parker I think it requires a concentrated expenditure of resources and energy to keep people frightened of one another. Recent science supports the view that we are more hardwired for altruism and collaboration than for selfishness. Perhaps that’s why kids are wise before indoctrination. If this is the case then a very good start would be to reduce the amount of money and energy spent on generating fear.
Rosa A. Clemente (@rosaclemente) tweeted at 4:30 AM – 13 Oct 2017 :
Can’t with #WomenBoycottTwitter instead why not #WomenHelpPuertoRico,what a privilege to silence 1 of the forms of communication #PRontheMap (http://twitter.com/rosaclemente/status/918785933549424641?s=17)
IG: @_MarlonPeterson (@_MarlonPeterson) tweeted at 4:48 AM – 13 Oct 2017 :
Incarcerated women are fighting on the front lines of California’s wildfires for $1 an hour
Doug Peterson (@dougpete) tweeted at 4:53 AM – 13 Oct 2017 :
Tim Cook doesn’t seem to understand that good programmers have to learn English https://t.co/2P7O1I1usq via @flipboard (http://twitter.com/dougpete/status/918791704949374976?s=17)
via peter schurman fb share: power causes brain damage (2017) – https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/07/power-causes-brain-damage/528711/
How leaders lose mental capacities—most notably for reading other people—that were essential to their rise
The historian Henry Adams was being metaphorical, not medical, when he described power as “a sort of tumor that ends by killing the victim’s sympathies.” But that’s not far from where Dacher Keltner, a psychology professor at UC Berkeley, ended up after years of lab and field experiments. Subjects under the influence of power, he found in studies spanning two decades, acted as if they had suffered a traumatic brain injury—becoming more impulsive, less risk-aware, and, crucially, less adept at seeing things from other people’s point of view.
Sukhvinder Obhi, a neuroscientist at McMaster University, in Ontario, recently described something similar. Unlike Keltner, who studies behaviors, Obhi studies brains. And when he put the heads of the powerful and the not-so-powerful under a transcranial-magnetic-stimulation machine, he found that power, in fact, impairs a specific neural process, “mirroring,” that may be a cornerstone of empathy. Which gives a neurological basis to what Keltner has termed the “power paradox”: Once we have power, we lose some of the capacities we needed to gain it in the first place.
The fact that people tend to mimic the expressions and body language of their superiors can aggravate this problem: Subordinates provide few reliable cues to the powerful. But more important, Keltner says, is the fact that the powerful stop mimicking others.
This is a depressing finding. Knowledge is supposed to be power. But what good is knowing that power deprives you of knowledge?
yeah.. perhaps we’ve got knowledge and power all wrong..
let’s focus on augmenting our interconnectedness
The sunniest possible spin, it seems, is that these changes are only sometimes harmful. Power, the research says, primes our brain to screen out peripheral information
way sunnier.. let go of knowledge and power
Less able to make out people’s individuating traits, they rely more heavily on stereotype.
no fear .. in love.. worldly power comes from fear
structural violence et al