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Messages - Doktor Howl

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AP News has "breaking" that the Trump administration has sanctioned 3 Chinese officials for human rights violations.

My guess is that the Chinese will point and laugh, as will the rest of the world, given our recent record on that sort of thing.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Cancel Culture
« on: Today at 05:00:09 pm »
That being said, when I personally cancel people, it is typically after a great deal of thought.

But I don't expect anyone ELSE to cancel someone simply because I have.  I'm not sure if this qualifies as "canceling", though.

nah, I think that's just personal preference


canceling is a public behavior - it involves one group saying "don't support this <thing / person> in any way" and everyone else going "yes, okay"

I'm comfortable with that definition.

Not quite so comfortable about the results, of course.  It's basically just the appropriation of Amish shunning.  Which in itself is self-referential as hell and just as funny.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Cancel Culture
« on: Today at 04:47:58 pm »
I am in agreement with everything posted above, except for the PewDePie thing.  When you publicly Nazi, that in fact makes you a Nazi.

Without going down that rabbit hole again, for me that keeps coming back to the context: having a pair of Indian people holding up a sign saying "Death to Jews" for five dollars, isn't very different than the guy who uses screen cast in time square to put up scat porn on the big screens.
He was using something horribly offensive to demonstrate the exploitation or loophole of a system.
Its exploitative. It's gross, its something a 12 year old would think to themselves they are being very clever and funny with, not something a twenty year old with 50 million + followers at the time should think is funny.
I think calling him a Nazi is the leaner punishment on him as it allows him to abdicate the responsibility he has to his audience who are mainly children. This person is literally a moron and not good for your children's consumption

Depends.  Didn't he later circle right back around to that shit?

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Cancel Culture
« on: Today at 04:47:01 pm »
That being said, when I personally cancel people, it is typically after a great deal of thought.

But I don't expect anyone ELSE to cancel someone simply because I have.  I'm not sure if this qualifies as "canceling", though.

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Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only

Open Bar:  Hart Island Getway Edition

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Cancel Culture
« on: Today at 04:29:17 pm »

I think we all know a few people who get off on the act of cancellation. They use the rhetoric of tolerance and inclusion to fight their personal battles.

Oh, my, yes.   :lulz:


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Literate Chaotic / Re: Cancel Culture
« on: Today at 04:26:18 pm »
I am in agreement with everything posted above, except for the PewDePie thing.  When you publicly Nazi, that in fact makes you a Nazi.

The most fucked up part about this whole subject is that yeah, it not only can become a witch hunt, but the entire thing took about 10 minutes for the alt-right to weaponize.  I think most people even know this has happened, but they can't DO anything about it, because to NOT react to a cancellation order is to yourself be cancelled.

It's fucking idiocy of the first order, and people should be ashamed of themselves.

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Open Bar, Masque of the Red Death Edition

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I was just considering that, actually. I'm feeling something lockdown/quarantine-related...

That's what I was thinking.

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We're no longer calling them "thugs".

They are now "unlicensed involuntary chiropractors".

 :lulz:

Allegedly unlicensed.  Nobody has in fact ever asked Mr Chop & Mr Scratch for their license.

I'm not gonna ask.  Are you?

This ain't my first BBQ.

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Oh, hey, 100 pages.

Cain, what are we gonna call the next bar?

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We're no longer calling them "thugs".

They are now "unlicensed involuntary chiropractors".

 :lulz:

Allegedly unlicensed.  Nobody has in fact ever asked Mr Chop & Mr Scratch for their license.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Cancel Culture
« on: Today at 03:16:25 pm »
For me, what proves "cancel culture" isn't a thing is the fact that so many progressives still count Harry Potter and Father Ted among their favourite things (rightly or wrongly).

Cancel culture is very much a thing, it's just not universal.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Cancel Culture
« on: Today at 03:15:54 pm »
I still get MAGA freaks whining at me about their freedom to have an opinion, or how their opinion is "Just as valid as mine" or how "you can't judge me on my opinions."

1.  They DO have the right to an opinion.  I, however, have the right to mock them for their opinion.

2.  Nope.  A bad opinion is still bad.

3.  That is in fact the main means by which I judge people.

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