autism moments and social identity

I just had a minor autism moment that I think illustrates the death-by-a-thousand-cuts aspects. It’s my lunch break. I work from home, handling tech support tickets for a computer security testing company (why did we miss a vulnerability, can we lower the rating on such-and-such finding, etc.). Today it’s mercifully slow, so I took my…

I immediately lodged the sharpest protest against this, in which I emphasized that a liquidation of the Jews could not take place arbitrarily

Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland is an amazing book that should be mandatory reading in schools. It’s a case study of a group of around 500 police officers who were initially devastated by their participation in a massacre, but ultimately rounded up and killed 85,000 Jews, either by…

stimming while black

Stimming with string is extremely dangerous: A report from the Ruderman Family Foundation found the following: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Disability is the missing word in media coverage of police violence. Disabled individuals make up a third to half of all people killed by law enforcement officers. Disabled individuals make up the majority of those killed in…

Buddhism and the Rohingya crisis

The Western media seems to be largely ignoring the Rohingya crisis. My sense is that I’ve seen some articles about how Aung Sang Suu Kyi isn’t doing, and some more articles about how nobody cares when bad things happen to Muslim people. The latter is a low-hanging fruit sort of observation. Myanmar’s military has been…

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