Something pretty wonderful happened this morning.
But Her Royal Highness demands to be walked, and after that I have a day of some rather tricky drywalling. I’ll try to post about the Very Good Thing later. Meantime, have another hilarious Hitler:
This one is based on a recent
attempt at free speech academic thought crime in Canada.
Ha! 🙂 Gave me the laugh of the day!
Off topic, but thought you might like to know
Myself — Ugh. Thank you, but ugh. We knew something like this would be coming, but it’s still depressing. And with R’s not liking pot and D’s not liking guns, I’m having a hard time seeing issues like this resolved any time soon. Now, if the feds would take pot off schedule 1 …
That was great, Claire. Thanks for posting it.
A funny thing happened at my job today. A guy who is maybe 30 started lamenting the current state of young people his age. He said that if there was a World War 3 the nation would be “fucked” because his generation and the one behind his are lame, weak, lack determination, can’t work or fight, and are generally weak and dumb. I found it pathetically funny, in a “can’t do anything but laugh cuz it’s so horrible” kind of way.
Myself – does that mean the cops in Hawaii think their stoners are so far gone that they would comply? Wow! That thought makes me wonder just who really is smoking all the pot out there in the middle of the ocean. Might be the cops….
Back in the late ’60’s handguns were required to be registered in Hawaii; I can’t imagine their laws would be less Draconian now. So the police know right where to go.
In Hawaii you must have permit to buy a gun and all guns must be registered
“Even Evergreen College won’t fire them”….. classic…. 😉
Geeeez, that video used every buzz word my son learned at art school. After two years, I’m still trying to understand what he means by intersectionality.
Ron Johnson — OMG, I hope your son eventually recovers from his education. I also have no idea what intersectionality and — what was that other one? — perspectivity? are. But unlike you, I am not forced to care.
I think that video, funny though it is, absolutely nails the scariest truth about the whole SJW business: control how people speak, you control how they think, then you control them. Especially so when your methods cause them to doubt and fear every thought that crosses their own mind, every word they might utter.
At one time I had a place at Kapalua and the plan was to retire there, now I won’t even step on one of those Islands mainly because of their gun laws.
Holy fark, I lost it at 3:04 – “Don’t worry. You’re totally passable.” And I feel a little bad, because I know trans people who *don’t* fit the mold of the stereotypical liberal trying to ram compliance down your throat. That whole thing is wonderfully subversive – It’s bordering on so old it’s stale, but the selection of the wording lines up believably in some places, and it’s just inoffensive enough to allow a poster to play it off as innocent, while directly cutting to the heart of the issue. It’s actually pretty similar to the “it’s OK to be white” thing that keeps popping up and setting certain folks off.
Ron Johnson & Claire – I’ll botch the definitions, but these are close enough:
Perspectivity, combining the Wikipedia (“In geometry and in its applications to drawing, a perspectivity is the formation of an image in a picture plane of a scene viewed from a fixed point.”) and M-W (“The quality or condition of being limited by or confined to a particular mental perspective or point of view.”) means that your views cannot accurately reflect the truth of some other poor, downtrodden individual’s situation, since you can only view it from your fixed mental perspective.
Intersectionality is basically the idea that, much like Chinese multiplication (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iy0_YNN-H_I – I’m not micro- or macro-aggressing, I swear!), your level of total disadvantage (and thus status in the Hierarchy of Victims) is determined as the product of each of your particular disadvantages. I’m giving this a pretty joking, dismissive treatment here, but it’s seriously what helps the people who study what I call the “squishy sciences” to assign slots in the hierarchy to people who want no part of the Victim Olympics.
Much like other social engineering BS, there’s a sliver of truth behind both. You really AREN’T able to perceive someone else’s disadvantages from exactly the same perspective that they have. If you’re gay and female, you might actually face more discrimination than if you were just gay or just female. It’s the conclusions that are forced based on the definitions that are batty – That the individual should be able to dictate how you respond to them, or that the individual should be given additional privileges by privileged others to offset their disadvantage…And that both should be enforced by law.
M — Oh, thank you for the excellent (though nevertheless mind-warping) explanations. And “passable”? I’d guessed at what that implied, but now I’m truly enlightened. 😉
Most of the trans or gay people I’ve known are (or would be if they’d survived AIDS back in the day) horrified by the strident peckniffery that being perpetuated in their name.