November 7th, 2020

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Wow, the level of righteousness and vindictiveness, and power, and intimidation! "There are consequences for hiring anyone who helped Trump attack American values", fuck!

I remember when Brendan Eich, the father of javascript and a co-founder of Mozilla, had to step down as CEO of Mozilla, and soon to resign, because he had once, as a private citizen, sent $1000 to support a proposition against same-sex marriages.

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I've seen the phrase in 2016 of course, and now that I see it again I get reminded of how much it puzzles me. What do people mean when they say that X is or isn't their president? What does it mean in concrete, practical terms other than despising the top guy? And what does it matter if you do despise him? And would a more definitive victory make you despise him less?

Personally, I am annoyed at this week. Traditional media across the world kept talking about the same damn thing for five days straight. Social media were obsessing over this to the exclusion of any other topic. People are so emotionally invested in this, it's bewildering.