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Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
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Interested by Bradley arguing
for reduced restrictions on speech in codes of conduct: an encouraging
direction of travel. Personally, I think protecting speech, academic freedom,
and more is well worth the cost of hearing some unpleasant opinions. Having said
that - one of the things that dismays me about FLOSS conferences are the
tedious, low-level and lazy attacks on Trump voters and their mental capacity
(I have no vote in any US election). I really dislike political polarization as
a modern-day US export: the idea that by painting your opponent as completely
evil you galvanize your support base is not new, but getting worse. Carefully
re-reading some various recent
polarizing views from some emminent lawyers, it seems that it is possible
to be deeply concerned about the US's direction of travel and the role of the
judiciary without being unhinged. I can believe such concern might move some to
the point of drastic action - such as voting for the only plausible short-term
protection from some perceived long-term evil - without actually having a
pro-incoherence approach themselves. I can also imagine economic concerns, perhaps
unfairly conflated with immigration being a key issue - under-addressed by the
mainstream (as arguably in the Brexit vote). It would be good to hear some more
balanced criticism of the lamentable failures of the alternatives in both parties
too - as well as in the electorate (or the media) for following their long term
trend of being more interested in politics & news as entertainment, rather
than policy & information.
ESC meeting; posted minutes, dinner, TDF Advisory Board call.
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