This winter might just be our coldest yet. Unlike in other years, the change from the balmy warm summer into the biting cold of the month that invites us to stay home, in its very name, Seetebosigo, this year’s transition was like the sharp cut of a well sharpened knife.
“I see too much parroting, too much regurgitation of half-digested radical rhetoric…Revolutions are betrayal just as much as stupidity, incompetence, impatience, and precipitate actions as by doing nothing at all.”
We often think of language as a means to an end, simplistically understanding it as a system of conventional spoken, signed, or written symbols by which human beings, as members of a social group and participants express themselves.
The thing about the table is that when you arrive, you find the agenda already set, and established with little space for its amendment; and we all know that discussions had under AOB are never as weighted as the validly agenda’d items.
There are those days in the corporate calendar, circled to ensure that high level corporate establishments and institutions go all out to show off their ‘support’ for a cause and communicate their public stance on it.
“Nothing about us without us!” South African disability rights movements in the 1980s The first time I heard the phrase “nothing about us without us,” was in Johannesburg at a transgender rights conference in either 2015 or 2017.