Provided they’re far away. And not targeting you. And aren’t looking to constrain any of your immediate comforts or privileges, or correct any of the assumptions you use in a day-to-day context. And you can convince yourself that you’re One Of The Good Ones and Totally On Their Side without talking to any of them. And you can imagine them all as male.
Mostly we’re concerned with being on the right side of moral superiority.
“The current popular unrest in the Arab world has a lot of lessons for Washington. Undoubtedly one of the most jarring is this: The leak of a simple series of cables from a U.S. ambassador in an obscure country — officially condemned by Washington — may have done more to inspire democracy in the Arab world than did a bloody, decadelong, trillion-dollar war effort orchestrated by the United States.”—Michael Hirsh for the National Journal: The WikiLeaks Revolt (via kateoplis)
“The clientele there, and in New York, are self-selecting, and the Ace is less a gatekept democracy than an anarcho-libertarian paradise. Unlike, say, Soho House or the Standard, there’s no sense of exclusivity; you don’t derive status from membership, you get it by deciding to go in the first place. It’s almost Calvinist.”
— The Ace Hotel, the only Calvinist anarcho-libertarian paradise with a bitchin’ fried tofu sandwich, as described by the New York Times.
We’ll teach those ‘Gipshuns a thing or two about total depravity and efficacious grace.
Great resource. Not listed there (because it’s a public benefit corporation serving the city and counties in NY and CT) but definitely worth checking out is the MTA’s social media page. One of the hidden gems is their YouTube channel. Lots of high quality videos and if you ever wanted to see the cutterhead for the Second Avenue subway’s Tunnel Boring Machine in its full pristine glory, here’s your chance.