3 Matching Annotations
  1. Mar 2018
    1. stun cuffs that deliver 80,000 volts to detainees via remote control allow users to avoid direct responsibility for the human suffering they cause

      This reminds me of the slave collars in Octavia Butler's Parable of the Talents.

  2. Nov 2015
    1. "Freedom River" (1971), a cartoon parable narrated by Orson Welles. Cute, and its message is more pressing today. But they should have included a bit about how much of the nation was built by people who were here first, and others who were enslaved.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABKLirW24LE<br> Open Culture has a background story.

  3. Nov 2013
    1. and then suspect that man is sustained in the indifference of his ignorance by that which is pitiless, greedy, insatiable, and murderous-as if hanging in dreams on the back of a tiger.

      Small, fragile, and tenuously suspended and preserved, encased in ignorance, by the same substance, ego, source of good and ill. It reminds me of the fable of a woman hanging from a cliff by a thin reed, tigers above and tigers below, and spying a ripe strawberry plucks and savors its sweetness, as a parable for life.