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[Xmca-l] Re: The Cambridge Atlantica site that Peg referred to



On the subject of dividing, here is an ugly snapshot of the wedge getting driven in — the building trades unions finding common ground with Trump as a “developer.” The other deeply regressive unions are the prison guards and police. 

http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2017/01/building-trades-allow-themselves-to-be-played-like-fools

I attend monthly discussion groups in the Bay Area organized around readings from the magazine Jacobin. I like these because the other participants are mostly 20s and early 30s, techies or grad students. Very smart, very alert, very well-read and articulate. They are stamped, however, with evidence of never having studied history. (Philosophy, yes — which is interesting.) To many of them, the building trades and police unions are typical of the political position of labor unions.

So they see LIUNA leaders meeting with Trump and smear the whole labor movement with it.

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Helena Worthen
helenaworthen@gmail.com
Berkeley, CA 94707
Blog about US and Viet Nam: helenaworthen.wordpress.com



> On Jan 26, 2017, at 9:26 AM, <lpscholar2@gmail.com> <lpscholar2@gmail.com> wrote:
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> Yes,
> Today, the strategy of dividing, leaving us in disarray, is how i experience the deluge of draconian executive ‘orders’ that  leaves me spinning.
> Leaves me questioning where to start.
> 
> Exposing the disarray on the other side in concrete ways (Koch vs Mercer) is a valuable addition to our ways of responding. 
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> Sent from my Windows 10 phone
> 
> From: Peg Griffin
> Sent: January 26, 2017 8:57 AM
> To: 'eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity'
> Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: The Cambridge Atlantica site that Peg referred to
> 
> At this point, Larry, I'm content to rise to as much concrete as I can get near, until at least the late spring, to get at ideas and contradictions, to keep moving and supporting so I'm in enough places to and bits of the movement to find the productive places for me.
> A mini-mission of mine right now is to get people to recognize the divide among the big money folks in the US -- the Mercer father daughter beat the Koch brothers within the Republican moneyed.  
> The other side works hard to divide us and take advantage of the disarray, so why not pay attention when they are dividing themselves!  
> No use being a day late and a dollar short about who's who!  
> Maybe it's just that my great uncle was in vaudeville and showed us three yammering nieces a super card game called "52 pick-up."  It's not too good too often for too long but everyone once in a while it's not a bad game.
> PG
> -----Original Message-----
> From: xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu [mailto:xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu] On Behalf Of lpscholar2@gmail.com
> Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2017 11:02 AM
> To: Peg Griffin; 'eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity'
> Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: The Cambridge Atlantica site that Peg referred to
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> Peg, Mike,
> Reading these two articles on BigData and remembering how funding will be given to academic research that slots into being verified (or negated) through BigData is profoundly disturbing and leaves me with a sense of inertia at the scope of the alienation involved in this manipulation.
> 
> Using Simmel’s back and forth notion of the relation of (distance and intimacy) and finding the proper ratio depending on the events  occuring then the proper relation between distance and intimacy will be shifting in scope in each historical era.
> Will our response to the vast distance incarnated through BIgData require intimate responses as counterpoint??
> 
> If this is LIKE the 1930’s, do we have any answers from the past that give glimmers of a way forward that can be responsive at scale to the distancing of BigData?
> 
> Sent from my Windows 10 phone
> 
> From: Peg Griffin
> Sent: January 25, 2017 5:39 PM
> To: 'eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity'
> Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: The Cambridge Atlantica site that Peg referred to
> 
> And here's  a Guardian story https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/23/donald-trump-cambridge-analytica-steve-bannon for those interested in the post-election ties among the Mercers (father and daughter), Bannon, Conway, and Cambridge Analytica.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu [mailto:xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu] On Behalf Of Peg Griffin
> Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 7:43 PM
> To: 'eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity'
> Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: The Cambridge Atlantica site that Peg referred to
> 
> Hee hee hee, Mike Cole, you rogue!  This is the official Cambridge Analytica site https://cambridgeanalytica.org/ But Mike direct you to a meatier sit about it!
> Peg
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu [mailto:xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu] On Behalf Of mike cole
> Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 1:41 PM
> To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
> Subject: [Xmca-l] The Cambridge Atlantica site that Peg referred to
> 
> https://antidotezine.com/2017/01/22/trump-knows-you/
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