On a taste for fabulists

- Loving the culture of a place one has visited is something that I see in the book Mischief in Fez. My question is whether or not the author went as far as to claim the culture as her own. (I don't think she did, but it looks like she's done research on it.) I don't have information on whether or not she falsified an Arabic accent or claimed Morocco as her birthplace, though it doesn't look like she changed her name in order to imply roots in a country other than her own. What I do see is someone who learned about this place she cared about and was willing to show that care in her work, both in the facts she recorded and the fairytale she spun, without contorting herself in the process. (I'll take a chance on saying that "summering" someplace does not equal being raised in two cultures.)


- As helpful as these proposed benefits will be, I've seen politicians use takeout boxes of spaghetti in the same way; however, I'm sure they're more aware of what these packages will do to existing deficits than I am.


Within these borders and without, historically and in the present, there has been and is argument for more than two parties; but since more than two is not the case here, I think it's especially important to insist on keeping more than one, especially when the sentiment of that one seeps through* so many of its members. (By your own measure, driveway woman, you're not "their own.") If the people who craft these methods of selling more than cars and sandwiches; who control what broadcasts go to air, from news to movie reruns; or who decide which records to keep and which to erase,** vote a certain way, I expect to see their voting preferences show up in their work - and in this case, since their work is no longer merely to inform, but to persuade, having an imbalance in that amount of control risks steering people toward problems, not away from them.


There has to be a counter to those with the capacity to manipulate more information, who insist on painting themselves as being gaslit when they are themselves removing information and demonstrating a preference for storytellers. (Well done on enabling those 金融家, by the way. Not that they'd return the favor, if this is what they still do to their own.)


* What's not the quote? This or something else? (Hashtag.)


** Along the lines of information being removed, while I can understand the effort made by the paper to allow the people in those older articles to move on with their lives, I agree more with the opinion article. Erasing information (yet again) is just another hit to those credibility numbers. (If the goal is to keep those stories from an immediate search, what about making them accessible by request only? Scrubbing sounds like deletion.)


- Also, if someone could explain why this, this, this, and this get recommended alongside this, I'd be much obliged to learn what determines the way these stories fit my life and interests. (Don't worry, aggregator - I'll send more of these recommendations your way once you send them mine.)


- Actually, an explanation on how some of these equate to poverty would help as well. The shampoo, clothing, and laundry tips in particular are just common sense.


Ending with this because it's fascinating.

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