Read the Room.

version

Who loves ya, baby?
He doesn't have the horrible snarl of Christopher. He started to look genuinely evil after a while.

 

luka

Well-known member
Staff member
Well if we assume that a social movement, as a societal thesis (or hypothesis?), needs to have a reach that exceeds its grasp, what can we really say about its constituents? That they will inevitably become convinced of it, overtaken by it?

And what do we lose if we assume that people can be irrevocably "lost" in these movements? Not sure how strictly you meant it, Luka - I might be overreading this. The degree to which she is lost is the degree to which the ideology determines her?

But I do think you bring up a good point. Sooner or later, should certain trends continue, the extremities of socially progressive ideologies will yield more and more false positives - how drastic can that price be? False positive as, say, the person who gets fired on false accusations of some type of bigotry. However much of an exception this is to the rule, might it need to become more common?
I am going to answer this but first I have to drink another coffee and work out exactly what it means
 

luka

Well-known member
Staff member
It's always shaming when someone give a serious and thoughtful response to some glib and careless remark
 

luka

Well-known member
Staff member
I don't know bartys sister but as I understand it she's lost her spark by being sanctimonious and pious which I suppose you could describe as being determined by ideology.
 

Corpsey

call me big papa
Interesting, isn't it, the divergence between the two brothers?

Almost as if it must have grown out of their sibling rivalry.

Reading that Peter Hitchens article obscurely reminded me of reading some Eliot. It's that apocalyptic view of modernity. No morals. No beliefs. World's gone to pot.
 

luka

Well-known member
Staff member
Peter looks so noble and brave walking with that baying mob behind him.
 

luka

Well-known member
Staff member
"So with great reluctance I brought Alexa into my home, plugged it in and set it up. One of the first things I did was rename it. I didn’t like the phoney familiarity of the Christian name. I wanted to call it Miss Amazon, since it has a female voice. But Amazon was as near as I could get. And I tried to get it to call me Mr Hitchens, but have so far failed."

imagine thinking Christoper was the talent in this family.
 

catalog

Well-known member
is bartys sister a karen? conscious that bartys ears must be burning. hey barty, come back. sorry we've now moved onto your sister.
 

luka

Well-known member
Staff member
"By this time our relationship was becoming frayed, and I had adopted a hectoring tone. At one point, in exasperation, I told it to get stuffed, and it responded by asking me: ‘Do you want to buy stuff?’ I think this moment revealed its true nature and purpose. It will do anything to get you to buy stuff."
 

luka

Well-known member
Staff member
dunno. maybe still SJWs. seems a biut old hat though. as if it belongs to an earlier phase of the culture war
 

luka

Well-known member
Staff member
yesterday i decided that a lot of the right wing stuff is made up in think tanks and artifically introduced into the discourse. things like 'soy boy'. i think they are brainstormed at a high level and seeded onto social media. thats why they are all so shit.
 

luka

Well-known member
Staff member
i think the right have a centralised strategy to take on the left in the social media battle-space.
 

luka

Well-known member
Staff member
i think there is someone out there who got a fat bonus for coming up with 'soy boy.' i think his consultation fees have gone through the roof. that's what i decided yesterday.
 
Top