Insane SJW examples of bullshit "microaggressions"

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Good article about the Democrats from the Washington Post:


Democrats Mistake Progress For Prejudice.

There’s a very early, very funny Bob Dylan song about a guy who joins the John Birch Society so he can expose all the Communists hiding in plain sight. Eventually, he runs out of places to search and declares: “Now I’m sitting home investigatin’ myself!”
I was reminded of that song after nine of the Democratic presidential candidates signed a letter last month protesting the party’s handling of its latest debates, because no candidate of color — other than businessman Andrew Yang — had made the cut. There’s been yet more consternation in the run-up to Tuesday’s debate in Iowa, which will feature six white candidates. (After New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker’s withdrawal Monday, Yang and former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick are the only nonwhite hopefuls remaining.)
It seems that this year’s candidates, having gone to great oratorical lengths to outdo one another when it comes to being the most woke in the bunch, have concluded that their own party — a party whose chairman, by the way, is Latino, and whose last successful nominee was African American — is itself the instrument of racial oppression.

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That’s one way to look at it. Another is that, in their zeal to root out racial injustice, Democrats are actually mistaking progress for prejudice.
I’ll be the first to stipulate that the party’s criteria for allowing candidates to debate are boneheaded and not terribly democratic (small “d”) in spirit. If you’re going to choose your field based on polling and fundraising data, turning presidential politics into a fantasy football league, then you should create a third metric to recognize service in statewide or federal office.
It’s insane to create a process where voters get the chance to hear from billionaire Tom Steyer, who talks like an audible encyclopedia of every political cliche from the past 20 years, but not from the likes of Patrick or Sen. Michael F. Bennet (Colo.), who’ve actually won multiple elections and governed. Especially when you hold yourself out as the party that values public service.

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But shallow and arbitrary as that process may be, it’s hard to see how it’s been any shallower or more arbitrary for candidates of color than for anyone else. It certainly wasn’t any kinder to John Hickenlooper or Beto O’Rourke (you remember: tall guy, big teeth, breaks into Spanish for no reason) than it was to Booker or Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.).
No, the whiteness of the debate field isn’t telling us that the process is somehow stacked against other candidates. What it’s telling us is that simply being nonwhite isn’t enough to propel your candidacy anymore.
When Barack Obama ran in 2008 on a theme of “hope and change,” identity was the thing that made him possible. Obama’s governing philosophy was as squishy then as it remained for most of his presidency; what mattered to his supporters was that he embodied a turning of the page, racially and generationally.

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So naturally a bunch of this year’s candidates seemed to think they could re-create that magic by putting identity front and center.
Harris made race the theme of the first debate, jumping at the chance to lecture Joe Biden on busing. Except it turned out that Harris didn’t really have anything new to say on the issue — or any issue, really — and she squandered huge crowds and fawning coverage in about two weeks.
Former housing secretary Julián Castro talked endlessly about growing up Latino in Texas, but his actual plan on immigration was too extreme to be taken seriously. Booker has long been an inspiring figure in his party, but his campaign left you wondering what it was he’d inspire anyone to do.
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On the contrary, I could offer you a one-sentence argument for every candidate who made the debate stage in Iowa this week. I might not agree with them, but at least I know what they’re about.

I’m not saying candidates such as Harris, Castro and Booker didn’t have the experience or the intellectual heft to advance a more thoughtful idea for how to govern. They just didn’t seem to think it mattered very much.
And after Obama, just showing up and offering to break barriers are not enough. Voters now tend to see nonwhite candidates as candidates, period. That’s a step forward.
In fact, the most damaging thing about this posturing over debates is that the candidates who complained have advanced an oddly retro idea of social justice. They’ve argued that fairness is defined not by equality of opportunity, but by equality of outcomes — something the last two Democratic nominees explicitly rejected.
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They’re saying that there ought to be a place onstage for a candidate who diversifies the field, whether that candidate has been disadvantaged in any way or not.

That’s not the way most American voters — white, black or otherwise — think about racial equity. And if you want to lose another election, it’s not a bad place to start.


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Call me a big softie, but I don't see anything wrong with that.

Had a lot of important animals in my life. Had better, kinder, relationships with them than with most people.

They do form bonds, and they do "miss" other people and animals in my experience.
 
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Call me a big softie, but I don't see anything wrong with that.

Had a lot of important animals in my life. Had better, kinder, relationships with them than with most people.

They do form bonds, and they do "miss" other people and animals in my experience.
I agree, animals can genuinely miss people but that’s not the issue here. I’d say the line "But it was my ex-partner - whom I had been with for seven months - who taught me how to 'speak cat' - they understood each other on an intimate level and she adored him." and the “how do I explain....to my cat” are the bits that make me want to slap her...open handed.

FFS woman, no-one ‘speaks cat’ and cats don’t ‘speak human’. Also, the animal will miss him for a while but he’ll soon forget him.....usually once another stranger feeds the fucker.
 

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Nah, he's got fuck you money coming out of his ears. He could never sell a single book again and still die a millionaire. And if there's one thing King doesn't give a fuck about, it's people.
He's worth hundreds of millions and he's cashing royalty checks from a hundred different already-completed projects several times a year, he's one of the most influential American writers to ever live (probably the single most popular fiction author in American history), he's 72 years old, and he's survived a near-death experience in the real world. He gives zero fucks about the feels of the twitter racists, believe that.

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King is one of the biggest champions of progressive politics, and it is another example of the preference of buzzwords over provoking thought that runs rampant in Twitter.
His initial comment is indicative of what most rational people think.
 
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King is one of the biggest champions of progressive politics, and it is another example of the preference of buzzwords over provoking thought that runs rampant in Twitter.
His initial comment is indicative of what most rational people think.
Yeah exactly. King has ALWAYS been an ally. The theme of sympathy for the underdog outsider is very strong through decades of his career. He even had his first success with a sympathetic novel told from the point of view of an abused and socially ostracised teenage girl, ffs. :patsch

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Yeah exactly. King has ALWAYS been an ally. The theme of sympathy for the underdog outsider is very strong through decades of his career. He even had his first success with a sympathetic novel told from the point of view of an abused and socially ostracised teenage girl, ffs. :patsch

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And he continues to be in his vocal criticisms of systemic oppression and his championing of equality. People immediately dismiss how fucking tough his life in his formative years were because he is a white male.

This has made me quite angry because he is my favourite writer ever, I think.
 
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And he continues to be in his vocal criticisms of systemic oppression and his championing of equality. People immediately dismiss how fucking tough his life in his formative years were because he is a white male.

This has made me quite angry because he is my favourite writer ever, I think.
I feel exactly the same. King is a true legend, he grew up about as poor as it gets in America, and he is an actual real progressive. Several of his books are told from the point of view of an oppressed woman, his books are full of strong, capable female characters, and he's always been LGBT friendly. We remember that 1986's IT opens with three ignorant rednecks stalking and brutally beating a gay couple, and King's contempt for their homophobia is VERY clear. That was in the '80s. We remember that - do these twitter assholes? I bet they fucking don't. And that makes me mad, because King is easily top 5 of my favourite celebrities living or dead, and has been since I was a kid. Everything you hear about the guy IRL is that he's a chill, friendly, generous guy who never forgot where he came from as well. These Twitter assholes can fuck off. :fire

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I feel exactly the same. King is a true legend, he grew up about as poor as it gets in America, and he is an actual real progressive. Several of his books are told from the point of view of an oppressed woman, his books are full of strong, capable female characters, and he's always been LGBT friendly. We remember that 1986's IT opens with three ignorant rednecks stalking and brutally beating a gay couple, and King's contempt for their homophobia is VERY clear. That was in the '80s. We remember that - do these twitter assholes? I bet they fucking don't. And that makes me mad, because King is easily top 5 of my favourite celebrities living or dead, and has been since I was a kid. Everything you hear about the guy IRL is that he's a chill, friendly, generous guy who never forgot where he came from as well. These Twitter assholes can fuck off. :fire

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They are zealots, and their ultimate undoing will be their unwavering inability to interpret shade of meaning, thus continuing to eat their own until none remain.
 
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I agree, animals can genuinely miss people but that’s not the issue here. I’d say the line "But it was my ex-partner - whom I had been with for seven months - who taught me how to 'speak cat' - they understood each other on an intimate level and she adored him." and the “how do I explain....to my cat” are the bits that make me want to slap her...open handed.

FFS woman, no-one ‘speaks cat’ and cats don’t ‘speak human’. Also, the animal will miss him for a while but he’ll soon forget him.....usually once another stranger feeds the fucker.
Fair enough.

I didn't read it in detail. These kind of articles bore me.

Also, on reflection, it is very "look at me" to even bother putting something like this on Twitter in the first place.
 
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Intentionally yes.

Reading those comments will make you want to off yourself. These people actually exist.
for a 'centrist' I find it odd that you can come in here and dump on the 'left' and their fringes but cant seem to muster the energy to go into the Trump thread and dump on the equally lunatic fringe right.............whats more damaging,in your opinion.............a tiny minority of loud,insane people on Twitter or a historically corrupt and incompetent POTUS and his cabal of palls,many of which are currently sitting in jail?
 
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Had a lot of important animals in my life. Had better, kinder, relationships with them than with most people.
Did you fuck them?


Serious question. I really don't understand how people can have affection, prefer and kiss other creatures. It all seems very weird and perverted to me.