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mahagonny

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Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #510 on: April 26, 2021, 01:39:32 PM »
Heads up there, colleague: 'antiracism' training is controversial. It's sweeping the nation and a good half of us are not in the mood to be swept. Now might be a good time to find yourself a sense of humor.

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Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #511 on: April 29, 2021, 06:57:40 AM »
Can't we just not engage?

FishProf

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Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #512 on: April 29, 2021, 09:07:36 AM »
Swing and a MISS!
And how is that working out for you?

mahagonny

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Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #513 on: April 29, 2021, 03:44:05 PM »
tired lightning...hmm...

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Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #514 on: April 29, 2021, 07:01:29 PM »
YAAAWWWWN.

FishProf

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Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #515 on: April 30, 2021, 03:48:48 AM »
You say that, but you don't really mean it.
And how is that working out for you?

mahagonny

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Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #516 on: April 30, 2021, 04:59:30 AM »
You say that, but you don't really mean it.

No, I do mean it.

If the fora says 'don't stalk or insult other posters' then they clearly don't mean it. However, I am not complaining about someone violating rules. I haven't read the rules.

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« Reply #517 on: April 30, 2021, 06:38:20 AM »
You say that, but you don't really mean it.

No, I do mean it.

If the fora says 'don't stalk or insult other posters' then they clearly don't mean it. However, I am not complaining about someone violating rules. I haven't read the rules.

Duuuude, it's not all about YOU.
And how is that working out for you?

Parasaurolophus

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Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #518 on: May 01, 2021, 07:13:18 AM »
Anyone who thinks this place is 'hard left' is sorely deluded. Perhaps they should practice some of the 'viewpoint diversity' they preach and become better acquainted with people who are actually at the far left end of the political spectrum.
I know it's a genus.

mahagonny

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Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #519 on: May 01, 2021, 08:12:18 AM »
Anyone who thinks this place is 'hard left' is sorely deluded. Perhaps they should practice some of the 'viewpoint diversity' they preach and become better acquainted with people who are actually at the far left end of the political spectrum.

All you had to say was 'it's not 'hard left' it's something else. You didn't have to say 'deluded.'

Y'all don't like the terms 'hard left' 'liberal elite' 'woke' and such. They are not necessarily compliments. Your friend James Carville gets that, and explains things, all except why he's still a registered democrat.

https://www.vox.com/22338417/james-carville-democratic-party-biden-100-days




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Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #520 on: May 01, 2021, 08:39:35 AM »
I'm probably among the furthest-left here. That much is true, I think. But I have two further facts that don't care about your feelings: (1) my particular political positioning is not very widely shared here, even if most posters are broadly leftish (I don't know that that's true, but it's plausible to me as long as we anchor 'leftish' to the imaginary centre), and (2) there's still a fair bit of stuff to my left. Spend some time with anarchist collectives--as I have, incidentally--and you'll see. Or, you know. Other countries with strong social-democratic movements.

Edit: To be clear, what I'm saying is that while 'far left' may accurately describe me (I don't think it does, but I'm happy to embrace it), it is definitely not an accurate description of the general sentiment on these boards. There's far more 'viewpoint diversity' here than you seem to realize.
« Last Edit: May 01, 2021, 09:23:44 AM by Parasaurolophus »
I know it's a genus.

mahagonny

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Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #521 on: May 01, 2021, 09:25:40 AM »
Edit: To be clear, what I'm saying is that while 'far left' may accurately describe me (I don't think it does, but I'm happy to embrace it), it is definitely not an accurate description of the general sentiment on these boards. There's far more 'viewpoint diversity' here than you seem to realize.


There might be, and if so I'd be more pleased than not, but the furthest-left still gets a wide berth.

In general society, the whole nauseating wokeness-PC culture-'antiracist' mania is welcome for now because all it has to do to duck scrutiny is be preferable to Donald Trump and his reckless speech.
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mahagonny

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Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #522 on: May 03, 2021, 06:26:44 PM »
Someone gets to be controversial when I say they are. Not before.