we don’t need more voices opinionating about a finite set of choices
what we need is 8b people voicing their itch first thing every day .. and then using that data to connect us locally.. (to augment our interconnectedness)
this idea of not listening to every voice.. has always left a pit in my stomach.. democracy .. voting.. et al.. nowhere deep enough to reach that pit
then it became especially unsettling when #studentvoice became a thing.. it was so clear to me (from my experiences/listenings over the years) that those weren’t voices from within these people we’d labelled students.. they were opinions .. mostly manufacture opinions.. on the spinach or rock ness choices we were allowing them (making them think those were there only choices) to have an opinion about
i think our biggest issue/solution.. has to do with a means to listen to every voice everyday.. before all the supposed to’s set in.. (if we want alive people).. and we keep saying that.. and then defaulting to things like democracy.. which has its own agenda (just seems nicer).. so we end up just hearing voices/opinions about a finite set of pre determined choices
1. Everyone with progressive values agrees that justice + equity cannot be attained until marginalised voices are amplified.
2. But there’s a starkly polarised battle about whether or not that requires priveleged voices to be suppressed.
Do you see it this way? Am I way off?
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/RichDecibels/status/1271044924696379394
@RichDecibels: “Voice” here is a stand in for rights and access to power.
i think focusing on rights and power is unhealthy .. so i wouldn’t use voice as a stand in for those
regardless.. suppression never works
also.. i think we’re missing a huge factor of ‘voice‘.. in that most/all of us are not currently ourselves.. [ie: when we speak we’re either parroting what we think we’re supposed to say.. what we’ve been trained/habitted/manufacturally-consented to say.. or we’re saying things in defense/response mode.. rather than what our gut is wanting to say].. so whatever means/mech we get/create to listen to voices.. needs to have a detox embed
i’d suggest listening to 8b daily curiosities .. first thing every day.. as the detox embed
This armchair expert stuff annoyed me until I realized that it IS what democracy looks like. People, who are not experts on a topic, quickly form opinions and submit them publicly = democratic. I wonder if it is possible to contextualize it in a process to help it be more useful?
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/NurtureGirl/status/1271124518199865344
ie: cure ios city
less about forming opinions.. more about legit gut voice
better data to connect us
Kurt Laitner (@klaitner) tweeted at 6:20 PM on Sat, Jun 13, 2020:
Paid free speech isn’t free in either sense of the word. But free as in beer is never free as in freedom, so we have a quandary. How to have a platform beholden to all of its users with no obstacles to joining, and fully capable of self reproduction (“fully funded”)
“Internet shutdowns are psychological tools designed to terrify populations, to convince them that they are voiceless. Fighting shutdowns is important so that you can show people that they are not alone.”
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/webfoundation/status/1314146014807298049
same with taking/turning-off of cell phones.. and so many other ie’s
- as it could be
- hierarchical listening
- listen & clap
- listen – a simple message
- listen to all the voices
- maté acting out law
- no words ness..
- not voice less
- respect for every voice
- roy voiceless law
- rumi words law – there is a voice that doesn’t use words – listen
- telling people what to do ness
- to each other.
- to ourselves.
- voices from guantanamo
- without an agenda.