Instead of talking about reopening schools, we should be transforming our education and work into mostly virtual space. There are tremendous great possibilities with such a change and a huge positive effect on environment and urban planning.
It is 2020, we are not going back to pre-2020 again. Give it up and think how you are going to build a great new future.
via Facebook 2020-07-11T17:27:21.000Z
Patience is an anti-value in technology.
via Facebook 2020-07-11T00:18:10.000Z
“They were not, with few exceptions, readers — never had been; that they had always occupied themselves with music, TV, and videos; they had difficulty slowing down enough to concentrate on prose of any density.”
Literary critic Sven Birkerts tells a story about his experience teaching an undergraduate course on short stories in 1994.
He tried to solicit opinions on the story he’d selected, but came up short. “My students could barely muster the energy for a thumbs-up or -down,” he writes. “It was as though some pneumatic pump had sucked out the last dregs of their spirits.”
That was 1994. Imagine 2020.
“For in fact, our entire collective subjective history — the soul of our societal body, is encoded in print. Is encoded, and has for countless generations been passed along by way of the word, mainly through books.”
via Facebook 2020-06-27T13:16:39.000Z
Be a builder not a destroyer.
via Facebook 2020-06-26T00:15:37.000Z
يقُسّم الوطن العربي و الدولة العربية الضائعة الى خمسة اقسام:
١. قسم محتل من قبل الاستعمار مباشرةً:
٢. قسم محتل من جهة محلية ممثلة او حليفة للاستعمار:
٣. قسم انقلب على الحكومة الاستعمارية و شكل سلطة فاشية قمعية:
٤. قسم يعيش معركة تقسيم ومحاولة استعمار جديدة:
٥. قسم يعيش الخطوات الأولى لمحاولته الديموقراطية:
لا يمكن للعالم العربي من الخروج من ازمته حتى يخرج من الاستعمار و مخلفاته و يتخلص من الفاشية.
via Facebook 2020-06-16T23:18:44.000Z
Why don’t we reanalyze all the street names, instead of picking on Hubbard alone, and see what needs to go or replaced because it was named after a racist, segregationist, misogynist, tax evader, islamophobe, xenophobe, torture supporter, occupation supporter, war crime supporter, anti labor rights, anti credit unions, and the rest of the list of unacceptable traits, because perhaps we won’t find a name that doesn’t need to be replaced?!
This is not change. It is shallow cosmetics.
The name Detroit in itself is given by French colonialists who eventually massacred native Indians. Maybe it should go too?!
The pictures on currency, all the works of art in museums …
We are seeking life on a different planet with no history.
We changed names in Arab countries every time there was a coupe. Nothing changed.
The French Revolution went through “déchristianisation” of France, desecrating and modifying all works of art, sculptures, and architecture … a disaster in Art history.
I am not fond of shallow changes.
via Facebook 2020-06-14T18:49:34.000Z
White supremacy or racism are types of ignorance and therefore they are a by product of the weakness of the education system in America.
American schools continue to be segregated because of their geographical boundaries based on segregated cities. Curriculums continue to cater to the satisfaction of the “stake holders” which is a betrayal to education. Teachers are chosen to fit the “environment” of the students or the “school culture” which decreases their diversity. Topics deemed “controversial” are avoided in classroom. Teachers opinion limits free speech in classroom most of the time because of intolerance to intellectual opposition.
There are rarely any diverse schools in America, and there are rarely a true implementation of the curriculum.
Finally, the curriculum, although not bad, needs work and updating to serve the needs of the time.
via Facebook 2020-06-07T17:57:17.000Z
“الله يهديك” هو دعاء قبيح لانه يكتنف على شيء من الفوقية الاخلاقية.
“May God guide you” is an ugly prayer because it assumes most of the time a moral superiority.
“Moral superiority is the belief or attitude that one’s position and actions are justified by having higher moral values than others. It can refer to: Morality, when two systems of morality are compared. Self-righteousness, when proclamations of moral superiority become a negative personal trait.”
via Facebook 2020-06-07T15:07:14.000Z