Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Friday, September 11, 2020
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
2019: Walter Mosley Exits ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Writers’ Room After N-Word Complaint “I couldn’t use that word in common parlance, even to express an experience I lived through.” I sympathize. When I was a boy, racists called me niggerlover. Am I supposed to say "N-word lover" now? They were not saying that I loved the "n-word".
2018: If you mock things as vanilla, you're kink-shaming people who like popular things.
People who blame individuals for systemic problems—for not driving more fuel-efficient cars, for not eating organic food—are always bragging about their virtue and often bragging about their money.
2017: Your identity does not make you an expert on anything but yourself, and you may be completely wrong about that.
2016: Remember to question the sites that you trust, because they're the ones that will be most successful in lying to you.
Monday, September 7, 2020
When people talk about white accents being privileged, they invariably mean the upper class version of those accents. There's no white trash accent privilege or chav accent privilege.
"An armed society is a polite society." -Robert Heinlein
This is why the US is the politest country, and Yemen is the second politest (Some sources say Serbia is second. Maybe Yemen and Serbia should have a shoot out for the title.)
Many people on the left and right refuse to credit discomfiting news until it's announced on a site that's part of their echo chamber.
Saturday, September 5, 2020
“A riot is the language of the unheard.” —Martin Luther King
They leave out this part of the same speech:
“Riots are socially destructive and self-defeating.” — Martin Luther King
King was explaining the cause of riots, not condoning them.
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Appropriation theorists never talk about appropriating from the working class. For example, in the oldest stories, Robin Hood is not a nobleman. He was "a violent yeoman who steals from the dishonest and helps those whom he pleases".
The first two minutes show the Weather Underground, aka the Weathermen faction of SDS, rioting during the Days of Rage of 1969. At the end is this:
"We believe that the Weatherman action is anarchistic, opportunistic, individualistic. It's chauvinistic, it's Custeristic. And that's the bad part about it. It's Custeristic in that its leaders take people into situations where the people can be massacred--and they call that a revolution. It's nothing but child's play, it's folly. We think these people may be sincere but they're misguided. They're muddle heads and they're scatterbrains." —Fred Hampton of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense
Note that this is before the Weathermen split off from SDS and began setting bombs.