@gdkar ohhhhh, I was thinking that maybe the Black Swan that came out recently was a remake of something more contemporary to Enter the Dragon.
@rabcyr This is totally true of any country as long as “main population” is defined as those people who are very happy with the police.
@gdkar I too thought Enter the Dragon was the origin of this trope, but apparently that scene was inspired by this scene: http://www.criticalcommons.org/Members/choicw82/clips/THE_LADY_FROM_SHANGHAI1.mp4/view
+ Another thing I'm thinking of tracking more often, once I'm done with edits on the new book: populist and authoritarian governments are also demonstrating flexibility, adapting the old strategies to shut down dissent. (This should worry everyone.)
In Turkey, for eg, attempts to use Interpol to crack down on Turkish dissidents who have left the country and live in Europe:
@RadicalEdward Cory Doctorow’s latest book Walkaway was magnificent. I don’t want to give too much away cause it’s so much fun to see the twists and turns as he reveals the world to you, but it’s got a lot of really cool ideas and is very fediverse adjacent.
Holiday decorating minimalist style
@compostablespork i love it. I am pretty sure this is exactly what our holiday decorations will look like the year the twins leave for college.
A Global South Axis?
Bolsonaro as India's chief guest for Republic Day 2020, Rajapaksa in power in Sri Lanka.
Looking at the Global South uneasily — from Duterte to Modi to Abe, I think we'll see a new Axis soon. Europe and the US have their hands full with their own far right steadily taking over the mainstream.
In India, we seldom take note of what's happening around Asia in terms of the rise of the right + persecution of minorities + curbs on freedoms. We'll need to do much more of that.
Desperately looking for someone to keep my cat for two weeks in December, in #London.
If anyone is interested, please contact me. I can pay.
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