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Re: <nettime> NBC: Baltimore Protests: Or
Molly Hankwitz on Wed, 29 Apr 2015 01:37:11 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> NBC: Baltimore Protests: Or


   Brian,
   It's flagrant and Obama fuels this disjunction. He has fueled it, imho,
   by playing into the hands of the military and the tech industry since
   he came into office. But, it may not really be him. I mean, he and
   Michelle "present" as a black middle class family living in the White
   House. They are allowed a measure of freedom to express their views
   about equality, food islands, education, and the rest. Meanwhile, Obama
   cuts deals. He has been cutting deals with generals since entering the
   WH. They were, apparently, the first to visit him there. But, more
   importantly, perhaps, to nettime readers, is that this disjunction is
   quantifiable in terms of the relationship, imho, between the perception
   of the day to day "user" and the gargantuan benefit to the few that the
   digital economy in the US represents.
   Painful.
   Molly

   molly hankwitz
   On Tue, Apr 28, 2015 at 12:06 PM, Brian Holmes <bhcontinentaldrift {AT} gmail.com> wrote:

     What Angelos' remarks show is the disjunct between state policy
     and the perception of honest people on the ground in a place like
     Baltimore. I have never seen such a large US city left in such a state of
     abandonment. Meanwhile Obama tells America to start soul-searching
 <...>


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