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57 minutes ago, Nebraska said:

july 4th going down heavy right now

 

this looks awful even in non-covid times. 

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7 hours ago, ignatius said:

this looks awful even in non-covid times. 

And that's before they all get buck naked and have mindless patriotic sex.

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On 7/3/2020 at 11:20 PM, prdctvsm said:

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What the world urgently needs is another stereotype that you can use to discriminate others, right? Interesting that it's against women and not men, as usual. The "Karen" stereotype might become as reactionary as the thing it's trying to criticise.

On 6/30/2020 at 4:15 AM, joshuatxuk said:

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While I find this incredibly funny, I think, upon further reflection, it's not fair that they receive a shit storm like that. Yes, they are privileged, yes they are weapon owners and yes they are clumsy in the way they handle their weapons and yes, they have a shitty taste in clothing. But they clearly felt existentially threatened, an emotion that humans shouldn't impose on other humans, it's certainly not a legitimate form of protest. It's not nice to see your face all over the internet in that way as a result, either. Of course, pointing your weapons at protesters and by that threatening them with death is not acceptable but this behaviour is due to their shitty American upper class socialisation which they had no say in receiving. The protesters weren't all peaceful, they repeatedly showed propensity towards violence. The lootings and pointless destruction of not only upper class property won't help their cause at all. The protests around Martin Luther King could only have an effect because they were so peaceful. I feel that these new protests often lack sincerity and are for a lot of people just a welcome event to escape their boring everyday life and blow off steam. Don't get me wrong, I think racism (and classism) is an incredibly important issue to address especially in a history blind place like the US, but I'm not sure anymore about the intentions of some of the protesters and if their ways to protest help with this issue.

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20 minutes ago, dingformung said:

What the world urgently needs is another stereotype that you can use to discriminate others, right? Interesting that it's against women and not men, as usual. The "Karen" stereotype might become as reactionary as the thing it's trying to criticise.

While I find this incredibly funny, I think, upon further reflection, it's not fair that they receive a shit storm like that. Yes, they are privileged, yes they are weapon owners and yes they are clumsy in the way they handle their weapons and yes, they have a shitty taste in clothing. But they clearly felt existentially threatened, an emotion that humans shouldn't impose on other humans, it's certainly not a legitimate form of protest. It's not nice to see your face all over the internet in that way as a result, either. Of course, pointing your weapons at protesters and by that threatening them with death is not acceptable but this behaviour is due to their shitty American upper class socialisation which they had no say in receiving. The protesters weren't all peaceful, they repeatedly showed propensity towards violence. The lootings and pointless destruction of not only upper class property won't help their cause at all. The protests around Martin Luther King could only have an effect because they were so peaceful. I feel that these new protests often lack sincerity and are for a lot of people just a welcome event to escape their boring everyday life and blow off steam. Don't get me wrong, I think racism (and classism) is an incredibly important issue to address especially in a history blind place like the US, but I'm not sure anymore about the intentions of some of the protesters and if their ways to protest help with this issue.

The whole thing is one gigantic shitshow. Another weird thing is every corporation, every youtuber, etc all obsequiously presenting their willingness to search for racism and call it out like that’s some kind of worthy pursuit. Whoever wins the racism Easter egg hunt in 21st century America wins a prize! Your own “comedy” special on Netflix and a cameo as the one white person in a Jordan Peele production. 

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25 minutes ago, Candiru said:

The whole thing is one gigantic shitshow. Another weird thing is every corporation, every youtuber, etc all obsequiously presenting their willingness to search for racism and call it out like that’s some kind of worthy pursuit. Whoever wins the racism Easter egg hunt in 21st century America wins a prize! Your own “comedy” special on Netflix and a cameo as the one white person in a Jordan Peele production. 

It's still an issue though. I think racism has mostly transformed into classism because the racism of former times has pushed people of colour into the lower classes. That doesn't mean there is nothing of it left, though, but in the end we are using a very misunderstandable vocabulary and try to fit a complex reality into it, which of course leads to a chaotic debate

 

Edit: Probably belongs into the BLM thread, tho, sorry, carry on

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8 minutes ago, dingformung said:

It's still an issue though. I think racism has mostly transformed into classism because the racism of former times has pushed people of colour into the lower classes. That doesn't mean there is nothing of it left, though, but in the end we are using a very misunderstandable vocabulary and try to fit a complex reality into it, which of course leads to a chaotic debate

 

Edit: Probably belongs into the BLM thread, tho, sorry, carry on

Look up “Critical Race Theory” and how it’s shaping the whole conversation about race. It’s almost as if it’s designed to misdirect and distract from the real race/class related issues. Class needs to be a much bigger part of the discussion, if we’re ever going to solve anything. 

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On 7/3/2020 at 2:29 PM, Zephyr_Nova said:

It's hard to believe.  But there's something about all the people he interviews that seems more authentic than what a comedic actor could easily pull off, and I don't believe he'd be able to find that many actors who are that talented.

They're real people but enhanced with great editing of hours of footage. He's a young American Louis Therouex - he's mostly able to stay deadpan or at least sincere and he really strives to let people speak without judgement.

There's indication he does retakes after they say something amazing or absurd, he's seen mouthing the same words of the interviewees. 

I think it's 21st century gonzo journalism in vein, more Kino-Pravda than Cinéma vérité.

It's a fucking excellent channel, and his looting video was an indication he's got a fundamental basis in doing journalism.

He's also done more surreal stuff via his patreon. There's literally one of him interviewing pornstars throughout a full scene. 

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11 hours ago, IDEM said:

And that's before they all get buck naked and have mindless patriotic sex.

One of many trends that Idiocracy has predicted is that in this millennium so far there is an inverse relationship between intellect and reproductive probability.

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cryptologist (also running for congress) cracks globalist coded agenda in seconds. pay attention

 

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14 hours ago, Nebraska said:

cryptologist (also running for congress) cracks globalist coded agenda in seconds. pay attention

 

Florida.

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Did he get a colony of those brain feeding amoeba things in him? 

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hey don't insult the amoebas

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20 hours ago, Nebraska said:

cryptologist (also running for congress) cracks globalist coded agenda in seconds. pay attention

 

 

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The insanity that Qanon cultists could actually be elected members in congress is just the festering rottenness in the US. An empire in decline.

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Meanwhile, my colleagues at a nearby university who also teach logic, critical reasoning, and ethics (not to mention the stuff that is actually more important to me personally but that I can understand why most people don't get--metaphysics, epistemology, etc.) are under threat of being cut: 

http://dailynous.com/2020/06/30/philosophy-illinois-wesleyan-threatened/#comment-408735

Please sign this petition if you also find this move by the board at IWU troubling. Thanks. 

EDIT: petition: https://www.thepetitionsite.com/837/485/767/stop-the-destruction-of-the-iwu-philosophy-department/#published

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I'm not only very worried about the precedence this sets for similar colleges and universities in my area, but I am just so disheartened by the increasing ignorance and stupidity in this country. It's really getting me down lately. More than usual. 

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It’s because ok boomer was followed by a culling of the elderly, squaring the circle

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America is great and beautiful, there are just too many Americans in it. It would be a lot better without them in it, I guess. 🙂

 

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3 hours ago, dingformung said:

America is great and beautiful, there are just too many Americans in it. It would be a lot better without them in it, I guess. 🙂

 

about 30% too many?

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5 hours ago, apriorion said:

Meanwhile, my colleagues at a nearby university who also teach logic, critical reasoning, and ethics (not to mention the stuff that is actually more important to me personally but that I can understand why most people don't get--metaphysics, epistemology, etc.) are under threat of being cut: 

http://dailynous.com/2020/06/30/philosophy-illinois-wesleyan-threatened/#comment-408735

Please sign this petition if you also find this move by the board at IWU troubling. Thanks. 

EDIT: petition: https://www.thepetitionsite.com/837/485/767/stop-the-destruction-of-the-iwu-philosophy-department/#published

Signed.

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8 hours ago, apriorion said:

Meanwhile, my colleagues at a nearby university who also teach logic, critical reasoning, and ethics (not to mention the stuff that is actually more important to me personally but that I can understand why most people don't get--metaphysics, epistemology, etc.) are under threat of being cut: 

http://dailynous.com/2020/06/30/philosophy-illinois-wesleyan-threatened/#comment-408735

Please sign this petition if you also find this move by the board at IWU troubling. Thanks. 

EDIT: petition: https://www.thepetitionsite.com/837/485/767/stop-the-destruction-of-the-iwu-philosophy-department/#published

many universities are going to have the budget squeeze as a result of the pandemic. they're all slashing everywhere and trying hard to keep their heads above water. 

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