Last night you said Boyd would hit the cash on the road, and then today we go through all the trouble putting together a bait truck so he has something to hit, Duffy tells us he’s planning to hit it, we’re watching one of his guys appear to be waiting for it to move so he can hit it, all which leads you to conclude that that is in fact not his plan.
Do you ever think that the “I’m Okay You’re Okay” pop psychology that encourages selfish impulse and focus on the “self” was a derailing tactic? The ‘60′s and ‘70′s saw activism that included class based analysis. Acknowledging that women and black people were disadvantaged as a class gave birth to modern feminism and the civil rights movement. Pop psychology that suggested focusing on yourself was widely adopted by those baby boomer activists, who seemed to trade in collective activism to believing “expanding their minds” through use of LSD was a legitimate form of activism. Of course that applies more towards white middle class baby boomers than anyone else. The slogan changed from “destroy the system” to “change the system” to “be the change.” As if my recycling my plastics is a more significant action against global climate change than a widespread end to the coal industry and focusing government energy policy on truly clean energy instead of this clean burning coal doublespeak.
It also seems to me like the focus on the self is integral in the distortion of 2nd wave feminism into liberal feminism. Feminism that says if I choose it then it’s feminist. Feminism that allows for one person saying “if I want to have sex with a camera in the room and have it go viral on the internet then that’s my choice” without any consideration for the far greater number of women for whom this is not a choice or for how the acts you portray may affect young women and how sex is addressed in their lives, ie class analysis.
“Coalville takes its name from the coal mines of the area. It began as one of the northernmost coal mining towns in Iowa. Early settlers were mining coal from outcrops along the Des Moines River by 1860, and in 1870, a mine was opened on Holiday Creek, about a mile east of Coalville, with a 3-mile tramway to the Dubuque and Sioux City Railroad (later the Illinois Central). Later in 1870, a shaft was sunk at Coalville. The Fort Dodge Coal company took over these mines and opened several more in the Coalville area. By 1880, manual labor was being augmented with machinery in these mines. In 1883, the Fort Dodge Coal company employed 350 miners to produce 30 carloads of coal daily.The Pleasant Valley Coal Company sank a 105-foot shaft in Coalville in 1895, employing 100 men to mine a 6-foot coal bed. This was mined out in the early 20th century.
The Gleason Coal Company sank a shaft in 1899 that operated until 1907, producing 200,000 tons of coal over its lifetime. Gleason sunk a new shaft in 1908. United Mine Workers local 392 was organized in Coalville in 1899; by 1907, it had 133 members. Mine wages varied from $1.91 to $2.56 per day.”
CAST ANNOUNCED FOR BBC AMERICA’S DOCTOR WHO SPIN-OFF – CLASS
Announced today, the stars of BBC AMERICA’s Doctor Who spin-off seriesClass - exciting young new talents Greg Austin, Fady Elsayed, Sophie Hopkins and Vivian Oparah. They will be joined by Katherine Kelly, as she takes the role of a teacher and powerful new presence at Coal Hill School.
These four Coal Hill School students have hidden secrets and desires. They are facing their own worst fears, navigating a life of friends, parents, school work, sex, sorrow - and possibly the end of existence.
Coal Hill School has been a part of the Doctor Who universe since the very beginning, but that has come at a price. All the time travelling over the years has caused the very walls of space and time to become thin. There’s something pressing in on the other side, something waiting for its chance to kill everyone and everything, to bring us all into Shadow.
Fear is coming, tragedy is coming, war is coming. Prepare yourselves, Class is coming. (x)