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March 15, 2018

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Mags

"Tuition and fees at the university is listed at nearly $40,000 annually"

Captain Nemo

Every so often, I wonder if this push for social justice, feminism, and intersectionality, with all the accompanying 'micro-aggressions', neuroses, and other hang-ups, is really the abolition of good manners by other means. Each time I read things like this, I do think I may perhaps be on to something.

Rafi

because the term “phobia” is offensive to people with phobias.

Really? How do they know? Oh wait, they don't.

David

How do they know? Oh wait, they don’t.

It does seem unwise, and dishonest, to extrapolate wildly from the neurotic opinions of a tiny sample of fellow ideologues, or from nothing at all.

David

I wonder if this push for social justice, feminism, and intersectionality, with all the accompanying ‘micro-aggressions’, neuroses, and other hang-ups, is really the abolition of good manners

Well, in that, if you sneeze and someone says “Bless you” or “God bless you,” and you then get all pissy about it and construe an archaic courtesy as a form of abuse, then yes, that does make you a churlish, self-inflated twat. Someone lacking the most rudimentary manners.

Watchman

"Bless you! The Power of Christ compels you! The Power of Christ compels you!" - adding some of The Exorcist to common speech just to make sure that all goes well on the spiritual front after a sneeze.

Hector Drummond, Vile Novelist

Sneezing is itself a micro-aggression. Every time you sneeze you're really saying, in a disguised fashion, 'Fuck you! Fuck you!'

Jonathan

I'm offended by the fact that they're offended. Checkmate bigots.

WTP

It’s women. They’re messed up in the head. Seriously. The more power they acquire the worse this crap gets. I attended a fundamentalist Presbyterian school for 6-8 grades back in the 1970s and this very similar thing, though from a fundamentalist Christian angle, was latched on to by the girls. They jumped on this idea that use of words like “shoot” or “golly” were just as bad as saying “shit” or “Goddamn”. There was a novelty song that was revived and became popular on the radio back then called “Shaving Cream”. Thanks to the girls we were scolded for mentioning it. I think it’s one of those genetic things that lives on the X chromosome. Nasty people.

Pogonip

That lengthy guide to angst is nothing to sneeze at!

marc in calgary

In David's second to last sentence...
because the term "phobia" is offensive to people with real phobias?

Mr Ecks

"I think it’s one of those genetic things that lives on the X chromosome. Nasty people."

Then perhaps the time is coming to see if it can be beaten out of these folk.

Because you can be sure they are already thinking that in regard to us.

Tim Newman

Is online dating racist?

http://www.desertsun.co.uk/blog/6918/

(Spoiler: no, it isn't).

Nicola Timmerman

Well we women will soon be beaten up by Islamic sharia law adherents, so you will get your wish. And if we are really lucky we will be beaten up or have acid thrown on us by an ignorant husband who thinks we are responsible for producing a female baby rather than a male.

Y. Knott

It's clear where this will lead.

"You're oppressing me."

"Oh yeah well, you're oppressing ME!"

"Oh yeah well, you're oppressing ME!"

Lather. Rinse. Repeat. I predict university education is about to become very tedious.

R. Sherman

Imagine what setting up a telescope and providing people with glimpses of the marvels of the galaxy, thereby demonstrating humanity's own insignificance would do to these scolds.

R. Sherman

From the link:

"As for the “God Bless You” microaggression, it is found under the anti-Islamomisia section..."

Well, it's good to know that Muslims don't bless anyone or wish anyone else good health. Glad we got that sorted.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

I am guessing that if after someone sneezes you say "Gesundheit", it is a supermacromicroagression because that is German, and only an alt-right Nazi fascist would say such a thing, so if you are the sneezer (and not the sneezee) you can then either retire to a safe space, or bash the fash.

TheTooner

"...to extrapolate wildly from the neurotic opinions of a tiny sample of fellow ideologues, or from nothing at all."

But it seems that all they know is only the neurotic opinions opinions of a tiny sample of fellow ideologues, or nothing at all.

PiperPaul

"The Power of Christ compels you!"

I think you may have hit upon something there.

Maybe what these Progs and SJWs need is a good, old-fashioned mass exorcism. What would it take to get Thomas Sowell ordained?

Jonathan

Well we women will soon be beaten up by Islamic sharia law adherents, so you will get your wish.

Nicola, clearly as a blatant Islamophobe, you need some time to reflect on your errors in the correction booth. It's an Islamophobic smear to suggest that Muslim men don't respect women.

Up to 1,000 children may have been victims in worst UK abuse ring

See?

bob sykes

Misia means hate, while phobia means fear. I am proud to be misoislamic. I am not islamophobic.

WTP

Then perhaps the time is coming to see if it can be beaten out of these folk.

How about we men simply take back control of the education system? And not just in the leftists-run parts. I mean the whole damn thing. Men need to be running the school boards. And I mean real men, not just these beta pussies. Education above 7th grade or so should be predominantly done by men. I believe there are plenty of retired, or leaning retirement, men willing to take on the job if we permit discipline back in our schools. Our education system is crap because we let it be that way.

WTP

And not just in the leftists-run parts. I mean the whole damn thing.

Meant to add here...per my above comment, even so-called conservative education has been given over to women and beta males. From what I hear from parents in private schools, the leftist shit is becoming the norm there as well. We are at a serious inflection point (possibly even past it) on this front. What we see in politics today is just the front edge of this insanity. It is going to take a lot of work to stop it.

Sam Duncan

“The guide’s authors explain that they replaced the typical suffix 'phobia,' such as Islamophobia, with the term 'misia,' because the term 'phobia' is offensive to people with phobias.”

Well, acksherly... I'm kind of okay with that, albeit not for their idiotic reasons. The whole “...phobia” thing is kind of stupid.

JJM

This nonsense will likely ultimately collapse under the weight of its own inherent contradictions.

And that's a good thing.

Sporkatus

"Phobia" has always been in bad faith, a microaggression itself I dare say, by which the subject is accused of being provincial and hidebound, according to the lack of understanding/empathy->fear emotive path they claim to recognize because they themselves know it so well...

We don't fail to get along because of anything wrong with the subject, heavens no. We're just afraid, you see.

Not that "miso" is any less hostile, just ironically less belittling.

David

We don’t fail to get along because of anything wrong with the subject, heavens no. We’re just afraid, you see.

Quite. That one might regard Islam, and what generally follows in the wake of its propagation, as saddening, worrisome or repugnant – and for good reasons, illustrated all but daily – is simply not an option. According to the new rules, there is no legitimate category for such thoughts – you’re either irrationally fearful or seething with bigotry. No other possibility is conceivable, or at least sayable.

WTP

This nonsense will likely ultimately collapse under the weight of its own inherent contradictions.

And that's a good thing.

Just like it did with Mao and Castro and Chavez, etc. etc. etc. I mean of course it will. The question is how much collateral damage must it do, how deeply must it cut into the productive members of society, before anyone bothers to DO anything about it.

Gary D.

Don't forget that it was homosexual activists who came up with the term "homophobia". Muslims latched onto that concept and came up with the term "Islamophobia".

Homosexual activists didn't much care what "-phobia" means. It has a potency to it that conveys victimhood and victimhood has become a very powerful force in the media.

Muslims, not knowing any better, decided they'd use it also since they like to anoint themselves victims.

Governor Squid

Count me among those embracing the new -misia suffix. I've never suffered irrational fears of any of the protected groups. It's always been a quite reasonable sense of annoyance, that at times flares up to a state that could almost be described as hatred.

Of course, "intersectionalimisia" is a bit of a mouthful.

Sporkatus

There is, of course a second side to the fear-of-the-unknown angle. The implication that those who are less than *elevated* as human beings simply can't understand such special, nay, radiant beings.

Activists would sooner cut off a limb than abandon a sop to the ego of such magnitude.

Duke Magoo

And I suppose if rather than 'God bless you' you said gesundheit, would that imply that one is a Nazi?

Daniel Ream

“Convert to the one true faith or may The Lord damn your heathen carcass.”

I'm now going to say that every time someone sneezes. Deus Vult.

It’s women. They’re messed up in the head. Seriously. The more power they acquire the worse this crap gets.

The term of art you are looking for is "shit test".

It's clear where this will lead.

To 1994, apparently.

How about we men simply take back control of the education system?

A good start would be a mandatory History and Moral Philosophy course in high school, taught by a veteran. And no, I'm not being facetious. When Heinlein's solutions to social problems start looking attractive things have gone very awry.

Homosexual activists didn't much care what "-phobia" means.

Yes, they did. The suffix -phobia was chosen quite deliberately to push the (now debunked) thesis that people strongly opposed to homosexuality were afraid of their own suppressed homosexual tendencies.

sH2

At which point, the very fabric of spacetime began to boil.

I wondered why we were living a parallel universe.

Hopp Singg

I denounce their phobiamisia as a microaggression against the phobic community and demand reparations, starting with peace and quiet.

MC

Count me in as an Islamomisic. Can any classical scholar point me to the Greek for 'befuddled contempt' so I can have a more accurate term for transphobia?

MC

I've asked this before, but if you are paying $40k a year to be educated, how can you be obliged to put up with this?

There must be some value in a Lefty Mentalism College Handbook, identifying the worst establishments for this bullshit and pointing out those who offer better value for money by focusing on teaching instead.

David

The spam filter’s being uppity again. If anyone has trouble with comments not appearing, email me and I’ll pry them loose.

WTP

A good start would be a mandatory History and Moral Philosophy course in high school, taught by a veteran.

Preferably one who has been shot at in anger. I'm beginning to have my doubts about a lot of people whom I previously felt sympatico with.

if you are paying $40k a year to be educated, how can you be obliged to put up with this?

They're not having to "put up" with it. They desire it. Feature, not bug. Makes it easier to spot the heretics and elevates their own woke status ever higher. See, they're getting double for their money's worth. You can see it as a good deal when you get yer mind right.

neal

The list is by no means exhaustive.

I beg to differ. Probably just need to sleep it off.

Perhaps some day the fractal Kafka trap of the Nomenklatura will run short of funding.

One can dream.

Eagle

And that time when I sneezed in the checkout queue in a Marks & Spencer Food Hall and the lady behind me instinctively said “Bless you,” what she really meant, obviously, is “Convert to the one true faith or may The Lord damn your heathen carcass."

Was that you David? My sincerest apologies.

Lisboeta

“The guide’s authors explain that they replaced the typical suffix 'phobia,' such as Islamophobia, with the term 'misia,' because the term 'phobia' is offensive to people with phobias.”

I'd just taken a mouthful of wine when I read that. Had to clean splats off my monitor. Shocking waste of wine, too.

Allan L.

Well an insane liberal brain only goes around in circles anyway. No surprise there.

David

Had to clean splats off my monitor.

No refunds. Credit note only.

scat d'Ursus Arctos

The spam filter’s being uppity again. Your computer is suffering from microaggression. Obviously the microaggression was caused by some capitalist software installed by some fascist with racist suspenders. How the capitalist software donned the suspenders is a mystery left for another time. If this school persists in creative writing, how will the nominal students learn about real insults sent or received? If Trump is Hitler, then all of these words that they use will lose all meaning - they will be unable to comprehend what Hitler was or recognize a real totalitarian. Perhaps they are merely children and they will grow out of it -
one can hope - but perhaps not. Even my "sorta' socialist" child is not this foolish.

SteveGW

Can any classical scholar point me to the Greek for 'befuddled contempt'

No classical scholar here, but here's a couple of choices:

atizein - to disdain, to hold in contempt, to esteem lightly, ...
amelein - to not care about, to give no shits concerning, ...

Allan

@ bob sykes. Right? Much more accurate.

Many moons ago my anatomy professor joked to me that the adrenal glands were renamed "suprarenal" glands because humans are lazy about growing new organs and anatomists must justify their existence somehow.

I feel this applies here. We better start stepping up our intolerence game and give them some new material

champ

This is getting really offensive...

https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/celebrity/gal-gadot%E2%80%99s-seemingly-innocent-tribute-to-stephen-hawking-offended-some-people/ar-BBKhcO7?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=U452DHP

It's getting so that you can't say anything without offending someone...

Vince N

they replaced the typical suffix “phobia,” such as Islamophobia, with the term “misia,” because the term “phobia” is offensive to people with phobias.

But isn't the term "misia" offensive to people with misias?

Stephen Roney

So who will be the first to tell them that "goodbye" is the shortened form of "God be with ye"?

jabrwok

It's getting so that you can't say anything without offending someone...

Yeah, I'm pretty sure that that's the point. Plus "Able Normative Supremacy"? WTF? So it's not better to be able than disabled? Is it also not better to be rich than poor? Or smart than stupid? Or alive than dead? It's one thing to tolerate defects, but these nutcases want to *celebrate* them.

We should start a thanato-philic movement to encourage the embrace of voluntary metabolic cessation as a protest against metabolic functionality supremacism. Maybe 4chan could spearhead it.

I'm reminded of a possibly apposite quote: “There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.” - Ayn Rand.

David

Another chance to exult in some pretentious racial shaming.

Note that one of the race-hustlers, a professor and supposedly professional writer, earns $188,000 a year, as oppressed people do, but apparently can’t spell.

Kyle Knox

This is getting more and more ridiculous. The universities and colleges ought to have been the islands of intellectualism, true diversity of opinions and the advancement of thought and not some sort of authoritarian "one-worldview is the correct one" dystopia.

In the past, universities used to be the champions of true freedom of speech. But now, they are the quickly becoming the most dangerous place for it...

I am glad I am no longer in UNI.


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