Tag: fear

  • Anti-Vaxers and Racists Obsession with Purity

    From a discussion about this video of a parent saying they don’t care if anybody else’s kids get sick: “There is a strange and terrifying human obsession with “purity,” and it manifests itself in so many different forms: For the anti-vaccination brigade, it’s the delusion that an immune system free of “toxins” will recognize and […]

  • Breathless Sports and War

    “When you have to fill 24 hours of airtime, everything is breathlessly reported and only the strongest adjectives, war and sport analogies are allowed to survive.” Commenter on Metafilter regarding (coverage of the gold crash (and news in general)