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March 23, 2017

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Connor

Trying hard to remind myself the screaming dickhead @5:10 isn't a five year old.

David

Trying hard to remind myself the screaming dickhead @5:10 isn’t a five year old.

It’s interesting how the reaction seems almost Pavlovian and impervious to humour or any kind of nuance, and so the obvious irony escapes him. And we see this repeatedly, a kind of mental dulling. It’s as if they’re all just continually scanning for any trigger word - any pretext, however slim and absurd - to begin shrieking with indignation. The impression given is of something profoundly neurotic.

R. Sherman

The "consumer mentality" mentioned is exacerbated by the changing demographics. Simply put, there are two many college billets and not enough students. The administrative bloat needs tuition paying bodies to maintain itself, all financed by student loans. Is it any wonder that the inmates/"customers" are now running the asylum?

Burnsie

Trying hard to remind myself the screaming dickhead @5:10 isn't a five year old.

I'm sure he was setting female SJW hearts aflutter right up until that final squeal.

"He squeaked in rage" doesn't quite work out for guys.

R. Sherman

BTW, I saw The Screaming Dickheads open for A Flock of Seagulls in 1986 in Cut Bank, Montana.

PiperPaul

"there are two many college billets..."

For pointing that out:

Karen M

'As a queer woman of colour, you should NOT think this way'.

Kill it with fire.

David

Kill it with fire.

Ah, but this is a sophisticated kind of racial essentialism. You see, telling brown people which opinions they’re permitted to have is now a progressive innovation, indeed an imperative.

How far we’ve come.

Killer Marmot

When a company loses its way in the corporate world then sales and profits suffer, and better, fitter companies take its place.

One can only hope that these bastions of anti-intellectualism suffer the same fate, and that institutions more dedicated to proper education supersede them.

R. Sherman

@PiperPaul

David needs to break out the Spellcheck-O-Matic Chastiser, followed by the Shame Carousel for that mistake.

*Slinks off into "Bolivian."*.

PiperPaul

What misrtake?

Sam

@10:10... Holy crap.

David

@10:10... Holy crap.

Yes, there’s a lot going on in the crowd, and none of it becoming. It’s a weird mix of hysteria and malevolence. In effect, it’s a usurpation.

And as demonstrated by the screaming and insults - and the in-your-face posturing around 3:40 by the black chappie with glasses, Mr Look-At-Me - they feel quite confident. They evidently don’t expect to face any of the traditional consequences for such behaviour.

Spiny Norman

PiperPaul,

Oh gawd, here we go again... >_<

PiperPaul

OT: Jordan Peterson Reddit AMA ("Ask Me Anything") on r/IAMA @ March 23rd 7-9pm EST

https://www.reddit.com/comments/60t9z0/jordan_peterson_ama_on_riama_march_23rd_79pm_est

David

Janice Fiamengo is back. The section around 13:55, about misplaced expectations, seems apposite.

Jonathan

In breaking news... Shia LaBoeuf just doesn't learn:

4Chan strikes again! In Liverpool of all places.

Sporkatus

Mr. La Beouf is still wrestling with not only the international nature of trolldom, but also the extent to which he has cultivated the attention of a specifically troll variety of activism and not mere Lord Trump-directed DA NAZIS, the technical profiencies and spare time on tap, and the extent to which his flailing has resembled the mewing of a wounded animal to such types.

All this from a man who should be already aware he has a hatedom outside of politics, even.

*prepares more popcorn*
< /i >

Sporkatus

The witless rage and attraction of trolls provided by other worthies in the past such as Christian Weston Chandler or "CWC" would be instructive, were he able to learn.

David

Also at Yale.

Mike

Also at Yale.

Why are these muppets even *at* Yale?

Spiny Norman

Affirmative Action and Title IX, Mike.

David

Why are these muppets even *at* Yale?

Somewhat related, it turns out we should also be fretting about the evils allegedly “embedded” in such terms as “a dark day,” “off-colour joke” and “blackmail.” All of which “perpetuate racism” and make us hate brown-skinned people, apparently.

Hal

Why are these muppets even *at* Yale?

They couldn't get in to Harvard?

I wonder how a degenerated person like that could have reached a position of responsibility . . .

. . . . I should get around to watching that one again one of these days. The books are also quite highly recommended.

Hal

. . . in such terms as “a dark day,” “off-colour joke” and “blackmail.” All of which “perpetuate racism” and make us hate brown-skinned people, apparently.

When I born, I black
When I grow up, I black
When I go in Sun, I black
When I scared, I black
When I sick, I black
And when I die, I still black

And you white fellow
When you born, you pink
When you grow up, you white
When you go in sun, you red
When you cold, you blue
When you scared, you yellow
When you sick, you green
And when you die, you gray

And you calling me colored?
kfg

The guy who is the target of this hysteria fest, which is turning him into a quivering blob of capitulatory, estrogenic Jello, isn't just some unknown college functionary.

He has made Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world list - above the fold.

You would expect that a normal kid would piss themselves with excitement over just being to talk with the guy, never mind maybe be able to take a class with him, and brag about it for the rest of their lives.

But the psychotic children have taken over the asylum.

Microbillionaire

I suppose one might be thankful the internet hate machine is limiting itself to playing Capture the Flag.

QuintAmpersandJessel

Blackmail because no one demands whitetail nowadays. "Give me your harvest!" Nope...

QuintAmpersandJessel

Whitemail,you stupid spellchecker.

Spiny Norman

All of which “perpetuate racism” and make us hate brown-skinned people, apparently.

"Niggardly" and "blackguard" must be stricken from the dictionary, surely. Someone contact the people at Oxford and Webster's post haste.

Hal

"Niggardly" and "blackguard" must be stricken from the dictionary,

Oh, blackballing those are you?

Racist!!!

David

The guy who is the target of this hysteria fest… isn’t just some unknown college functionary.

That rather assumes an interest in both intellectual standards and common courtesy. I doubt that the crowd will have been heaving with students of engineering or mathematics or biochemistry, or people overly concerned with the frontiers of human knowledge. Judging by the language and general narcissism, the Angry Studies demographic was, however, well represented, and likewise, presumably, beneficiaries of “affirmative action.” Which is to say, people who are there under false pretences, with just enough IQ to repeat the slogans that they’ve been told will justify any feelings of inadequacy, and envy, and any subsequent resentment.

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beneficiaries of “affirmative action.” Which is to say, people who are there under false pretences,

That.

David

That.

The irony being that “affirmative action” students who leave academia with no meaningful qualification and heavily in debt may choose to believe that their experience somehow proves how “structurally” oppressed they are and redouble any involvement in dyspeptic racial activism. But such disaffection seems more likely to be a result of being repeatedly overindulged with lowered standards and unilateral exemptions from normal consequences. Which is to say, a result of racist policies intended to benefit them, simply for being brown, regardless of their ability and behaviour, and at the expense of more deserving and capable applicants.

But registering the irony, even admitting its possibility, would be severely bruising to their egos, and is therefore unlikely.

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