It has come to my attention that Mastodon, and/or OSocial, and/or the Fediverse, are no longer what they once were. They're being flooded by Normals. Or People who Don't Speak my Language. または私のアルファベットを使用しない人。

It's becoming like ... birdland.

Or worse: Facebook.

So, here's a thought for you: Facebook was once literally Harvard.

And whatever you think of FB or Harvard, it most certainly isn't any more. Which is a thought you might want to keep in mind. Because change.


Or the ability to convince /others/ to act according to your will.

Which is to say the minority / majority, outgroup / ingroup, nonnormatives / normals discussion is one about /power/.

Accessible and clear texts on power itself are hard to find, though the classics -- Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke -- are recommended. A more recent, readable, and reasonably brief example is John Kenneth Galbraith's "The Anatomy of Power".

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