Comments for ... My heart’s in Accra http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog Ethan Zuckerman’s online home, since 2003 Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:48:06 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 Comment on Harnessing Mistrust for Civic Action by Seth Finkelstein http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2015/07/23/harnessing-mistrust-for-civic-action/comment-page-1/#comment-6370690 Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:48:06 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=5111#comment-6370690 Ethan, in the wake of the latest Internet outrage mobbing over a lion shooting, I’d like to ask only semi-rhetorically: Why do you think *you* can harness the mistrust, rather than professional liars and hate-mongers? What prevents people who deal in manipulating mistrust for a living, who are very expert at the task and have the appropriate lack of ethics and scruples, from simply co-opting your supposed civic-minded “insurrectionists”? I presume the answer can’t be technological determinism, we’ve seen how badly that works. You write “Internet advocates have a long track record of supporting decentralized systems, …” – but they get recentralized (meet the new boss, same as the old boss). Anything along the lines of saying they should should should be decentralized, doesn’t seem to do anything.

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Comment on Who benefits from doubt? Online manipulation and the Russian – and US – internet by Kurt Shaw http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2015/07/23/who-benefits-from-doubt-online-manipulation-and-the-russian-and-us-internet/comment-page-1/#comment-6370549 Thu, 23 Jul 2015 23:09:05 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=5108#comment-6370549 Though many people might contend that neoliberalism is the official ideology of the moment, I have long believed that our real belief system is more cynicism than anything else. This argument, Ethan, suggest that it is useful for many different national projects.

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Comment on Re:publica Keynote: The System is Broken – That’s the Good News by Harnessing Mistrust for Civic Action « … My heart’s in Accra http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2015/05/05/republica-keynote-the-system-is-broken-thats-the-good-news/comment-page-1/#comment-6370546 Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:25:43 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=5075#comment-6370546 […] press day here on my old, creaky blog. Friends at Süddeutsch Zeitung asked whether I could turn my Re:publica Keynote on mistrust and civics into a newspaper op-ed. Here’s what I came up with, which ran in […]

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Comment on Honor every death: Paying attention to terror in Baga, Nigeria as well as Paris by Schäuble by Řeky nejraději z měnové unie vyhodil • RESPEKT http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2015/01/09/honor-every-death-paying-attention-to-terror-in-baga-nigeria-as-well-as-paris/comment-page-1/#comment-6370525 Wed, 22 Jul 2015 16:18:35 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=5003#comment-6370525 […] Jestli z příběhu plyne nějaké poučení, pak to, že mimoevropský svět je složitější, než chceme věřit. Proto buďme opatrní v rychlých a prudkých soudech. A mysleme pořád na to, jak málo toho víme.  Analýzu mediálního zpravodajství o masakru v Baze a atentátu v Paříži najdete na blogu Ethana Zuckermanna z MIT. […]

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Comment on Pattern recognition: racism, gun violence and Dylann Roof by Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2015/06/19/black-lives-matter-gun-deaths-matter-understanding-the-patterns-behind-dylann-roof/comment-page-1/#comment-6370493 Mon, 20 Jul 2015 07:31:29 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=5098#comment-6370493 Of course free and unrestricted gun ownership increases the danger of gun-related crime, homicide and suicide making headlines in America everyday. But the fundamental issue to address is how the failures of gun control laws are connected to the failures of parenting in the American society and not the abuse of the Second Amendment (Amendment II).

Why are there more gun related violent incidents in America than Canada next door?
If gun control laws and policies are better in Canada, why not ask for constitutional amendment to adopt similar gun control laws and policies for the safety and security of Americans?
Or are Canadians more civilized than Americans?

It is fundamentally and morally wrong for any adult to be able to purchase a gun across the counter without any background check on the character of the person and why the person needs the gun and again there should be classification and restriction on guns for individuals and guns for certified security agencies. An individual should not be allowed to have legal access to guns used by the armed forces such as AK 47 and other similar weapons.

It is terrible that more Americans have been killed in crimes in American than all the American soldiers, diplomats and hostages killed in the wars on terrorists in the Middle East.

Gun control does not start on the street, but from the closet of every American parent.
When American parents fail in parenting, then the grave consequences are the horrors and terrors of violent crimes, homicide and suicide destroying thousands of lives in America and making the United States as unsafe as the Middle East and Africa where terrorists with regular access to guns illegally exported by tax paying American arms dealers are killing thousands of innocent people with the firearms they did not manufacture.

“When the foundations of law and order have collapsed. What can the righteous do?”
~ ◄ Psalm 11:3 ►

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Comment on The death of Tidbit and why it matters by Legal Risks to Creative Innovation and Research at College: NJ Drops Its Investigation of MIT Students http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2015/05/28/the-death-of-tidbit-and-why-it-matters/comment-page-1/#comment-6370408 Thu, 09 Jul 2015 12:29:45 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=5080#comment-6370408 […] For more about the Tidbit case, you can read Jeremy Rubin’s post, an update by the EFF, and a blog post by Ethan Zuckerman. I strongly suggest you read […]

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Comment on Global Voices Summit: Social Media in the Philippines by 'Sinulog' opens Global Voices meet in Cebu | PRworks Online http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2015/01/24/global-voices-summit-social-media-in-the-philippines/comment-page-1/#comment-6370290 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:11:00 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=5016#comment-6370290 […] Social Media in the Philippines (ethanzuckerman.com) / PH Citizen Media: A Quick Overview (tonyocruz.com) I flew to Cebu City for the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit (Robert Reyes of Mozilla Philippines) Cebu Summit – Community Meeting Day 1 / Local perspectives, global rights (pcij.org) Netizens Speak Up During Summit (cebudailynews.inquirer.net) / My Greatest Moments in the Philippines #GV2015 As a drone captures Global Voices at 10, a few thoughts from Cebu (Ethan Zuckerman) Online Crisis Reporting (Ethan Zuckerman) / 10th Global Voices Citizen Media Summit (The Cebu Gazette) Sex and the Internet. Expression, Activism, Regulation (sexandsensibilities.com) […]

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Comment on Mystery Show is the new Serial. Kinda. (But it’s an awesome moment for radio.) by Joseph Reagle http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2015/06/11/mystery-show-is-the-new-serial-kinda-but-its-an-awesome-moment-for-radio/comment-page-1/#comment-6365645 Thu, 11 Jun 2015 21:25:04 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=5084#comment-6365645 Great list of podcasts. We visited Western MA this weekend and I thought to myself, “I don’t know how Ethan does it.” I’m sure the podcasts help. Sadly, I find myself deleting shows because I can’t keep up. It’s a good problem to have though.

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Comment on Global Voices Summit: Social Media in the Philippines by Outsourcing social media to the PhilippinesKey Discovery Blog http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2015/01/24/global-voices-summit-social-media-in-the-philippines/comment-page-1/#comment-6365439 Thu, 11 Jun 2015 13:57:29 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=5016#comment-6365439 […] ethanzuckerman.com […]

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Comment on The Cute Cat Theory Talk at ETech by iwishicoulddescribeittoyoubetter/collaboration/archive http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2008/03/08/the-cute-cat-theory-talk-at-etech/comment-page-5/#comment-6365084 Wed, 10 Jun 2015 15:45:05 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2008/03/08/the-cute-cat-theory-talk-at-etech/#comment-6365084 […] The Cute Cat Theory […]

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