Friday, February 28, 2014

February 28, 2014

Holy shit, it's obvious when you start on the thought experiment that Greer is talking about Hitler, but the superficial similarities with AAP practically jump out at you (not least the similar-sounding names). Example (the entire post is well worth a read):
Through all this, the new party keeps building momentum. As spring comes, Halliot begins a nationwide speaking tour. He travels in a school bus painted green and black, the NPAPP colors, and a Celtic tree-of-life symbol, the party’s new emblem.  The bus goes from town to town, and the crowds start to build. A handful of media pundits start talking about Halliot and the NPPAP, making wistful noises about how nice it is to see young idealists in politics again; a few others fling denunciations, though they don’t seem to have any clear sense what exactly they’re denouncing.  Both mainstream parties, as well as the Libertarians and the Greens, launch youth organizations with their own t-shirts and slogans, but their lack of anything approaching new ideas or credible responses to the economic mess make these efforts a waste of time.

Why do some sites (I'm looking at you, LinkedIn) frown upon the use of Privoxy when accessing their services? Try accessing them this way, and all you get is a 'We detect unusual activity from your network' or something similar, and there's no way to continue till you turn Privoxy off.