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August 04, 2019

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David

Or, Wants to smash capitalism. Is triggered by gendered language.

Rafi

"Thank you, comrade."

Farnsworth M Muldoon

The tovarishche with the jazz hands* are a nice touch, but I suspect they too might cause visual sensory overload and "trigger" someone. One hopes there are no epileptics among them.

*(dzhazovyye ruki, transliterated for the next convention, seeing as how the organizers [in name only] are going all in on the comrade crap)

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Revise and extend, I couldn't help but notice, particularly when everyone turned to look at Mr. Distraught, that aside from the obvious Comrade Commissar Madam Mao up front, there is a large lack of diversity* in that stalwart group of proletariat revolutionaries.

*(Does not include gender which can only be guessed at, YMMV, offer not good after curfew in Sector R)

Jan

"Can I call you a guy? I'll call you a guy 'cause I know you're not. And I'll call you a guy 'cause you're alright"

Geoffrey Howe

Dysfunction junction, what's your function?
Smashing capitalism and pointing out triggers!

Jacob

Given how one person’s complaint about being triggered instantly triggers another person to complain about being triggered by the previous person’s complaint, you can imagine the rip-roaring pace at which decisions are likely to be made.

At this rate the convention could last for months.

David

At this rate the convention could last for months.

I quite like the idea of those who imagine themselves destined to rule the rest of us, after correcting our ideological defects, attending a three-day conference, only for the conference to last indefinitely, possibly several years, due to a snowball effect of mass triggering, with the attendees unable to tolerate each other and reduced to states of tearful agitation.

Travis

Seems to me, some disturbers of the sh*t variety could party poop one of these conventions and just keep point of privileging a whole crap ton of further random and inane leftist things.

This seems like it'd be fun to troll.

Jen

I see mad people.

pst314

This seems like it'd be fun to troll.

More than fun: it would be a mitzvah.

aelfheld

Nostalgie de la couche as politics.

pst314

"Nostalgie de la couche" as politics.

And to extend the metaphor, those who long for the couche are no damn good at changing it.

JJM

As a French speaker, I’m always amused by all this ideological anality over personal pronouns because it is almost an entirely English-language fetish.

Even if you did decide to make up your very own pronouns in French, they’d still have to be either masculine or feminine; they cannot be both and they cannot be neither.

pst314

Even if you did decide to make up your very own pronouns in French, they’d still have to be either masculine or feminine; they cannot be both and they cannot be neither.

That just shows that the Revolution must be total, comrade.
And when you say "revolution" say it like Trotsky:
https://youtu.be/eJ29fYDm9DM?list=PLutTviYZk9KhfrBUqlwSDvPpMYMhgj7Rn&t=1187

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Another moment of comedy from these nitwits - the event is at the International Workers of the World Hall 27, "Solidarity with Joe Hill" Westin Peachtree Plaza (because nothing says "socialist" like Mariott) allegedly because it is but one of two union hotels in all of Atlanta (Georgia being a right-to-work state). Wait for it...

Because the Peachtree Plaza is a union hotel, the rates for registration and housing are higher than the 2017 National Convention.

If only there were a cause and effect someone could have foreseen.

I am also willing to bet that the triggered Clueless Joe Jackson didn't get from Sacramento to Atlanta on Aeroflot or by riding the rails and hasn't pondered this mystery in the meeting hall of a four star hotel.

Joan

So many clowns. Is the circus in town?

PiperPaul

Are news media organizations still pretending these people are not in need of psychological assistance?

Clam

Mr Sensory Overload, pronouns he and him, is still unhappy.

Did he just trigger himself by saying 'trump'...?

David

So many clowns. Is the circus in town?

Now, now. We mustn’t mock our betters.

Burnsie

"Up twinkles! Up twinkles!

Wait, you're shaking your hands too violently! I can't handle that either!

Dammit, why won't anybody think about ME?"

—Mr. Sensory Overload (or is that Mr. Sensory Overlord?)

Steve E

Mr. Sensory overload should expect a visit from the Cheka to his room over night.

It would be interesting to see how many of the complainers were still there on day 2.

Geoffrey Howe

"Mr. Sensory overload should expect a visit from the Cheka to his room over night.

It would be interesting to see how many of the complainers were still there on day 2."

I mean, whose to say that all those complainers who didn't show up the next day were just too triggered and went home? Nobody needs to go looking for bodies.

Bill de Haan

Dysfunction junction, what's your function?

More like "Dysfunction junction, what's your malfunction?", with this lot.

[+]

Oh-oh.

Clam

Fixed?

Clam

Everybody hide.

Bill de Haan

If only there were a cause and effect someone could have foreseen.

I was scolded told by a colleague's (now ex)girlfriend that my arguments were weak, and could be dismissed, because (I quote directly here) "you think that cause and effect are related".

The head nodding in agreement by her girlfriends, and the reaction to same, played a large part in her status change to ex-girlfriend of my colleague, I suspect.

It also prevented other colleagues who had been anticipating asking some of the other females present out was also put on hold.

I was subsequently thanked for "bringing out the crazy" before any serious commitments were made, and the primary colleague was thanked for "taking one for the team".

Note: the italicization above appears to be the editor's doing, not my own. I cannot turn it off, it seems.

Darleen

Palate cleanser to above --

A lecture by Jordan Peterson - it's a long video and well worth the time. But I want to point to the q/a at the end, especially starting at the 1:03:16 mark (I hope I've cued the link right). Go for about six minutes. If you have the time, finish the next 2 questions, especially where he talks about "gender fluid".

David

[ Fixes overflow of italics, points to large, illuminated sign above bar. ]

This is why I don’t like leaving you heathens unsupervised.

Marc

Hopefully the end result will be a mass triggering collapsing under its own weight of contradictions producing something akin to a small atomic device.

JJM

"That just shows that the Revolution must be total, comrade.
And when you say 'revolution' say it like Trotsky..."

Heh. The Russian word for revolution is "revolyutsiya".

And it's feminine in gender.

Darleen

BTW - I so so wish a Titania McGrath would show up at the open mic at one of these events.

David

a mass triggering collapsing under its own weight of contradictions

Faced with others acting out the same woke neuroses, you’d think they might register just how pretentious and insufferable their chosen peer group is.

Jay  Guevara

Given how one person’s complaint about being triggered instantly triggers another person to complain about being triggered by the previous person’s complaint

For the love of God, someone please push in the graphite rods before we have a leftist criticality event!

Jay  Guevara

Seems to me, some disturbers of the sh*t variety could party poop one of these conventions and just keep point of privileging a whole crap ton of further random and inane leftist things.

This seems like it'd be fun to troll.

Visual metaphor for that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewGAmiLuYCw

Farnsworth M Muldoon

If you embiggenify that second video of Clueless Joe Jackson having his meltdown, you'll notice he has an antifa t-shirt on. I wonder if he only goes to silent riots so as not to have his anxiety triggered ?

Jay  Guevara

And this is just the convocation. Wait until lunch, when they'll swap their dietary neuroses. Gluten-free, free range, fair trade, vegetarian, vegan, the possibilities are endless.

pst314

Mr. Sensory overload should expect a visit from the Cheka to his room over night.

Will his bullet be vegan? gluten-free?

Jeff Wood

pst, your question is interesting. However, I used to roll my own ammo a long time ago, and I think the bullet lube was free of animal products.

Mind you, when I were a lad there was the Indian Mutiny. Perhaps we could spread the rumour in the Middle East that AK47 and AK74 ammo is lubricated with pork fat.

Ted S, Catskill Mtns, NY, USA

Hopefully the end result will be a mass triggering collapsing under its own weight of contradictions producing something akin to a small atomic device.

Does that refer to the DSA, or the failure to close the italics tags? ;-)

David

or the failure to close the italics tags? ;-)

Too soon. The trauma is real.

pst314

Jeff Wood: :-)

Perhaps the most important question, though, is will his bullet assume his gender? :-o

Charlie Suet

Laugh all you want. In ten years, they’ll be in charge.

Steve E

In ten years, they’ll be in charge.

No they won't. But they'll be responsible for ushering in the authoritarian bastards who will be.

TimT

Haha if I were in the audience there I fear I would be overcome by a fit of giggling that the triggering would start all over again.

Pogonip

Every time I think my little SJW is unrealistic, David posts something like this that makes me realize I haven’t gone far ENOUGH in depicting her. I guess I’ll have to join one of their discussion groups (we have an SJW enclave nearby) to observe the species in person and get a better feel for them.😳

I too wonder how long that “3-day” meeting went. 😄

Pogonip

Whoever mentioned all French pronouns being gendered—likewise Spanish. And, at least when I learned the language, a mix defaulted to the masculine. E.g., if there are 19 women and 1 man on a bus, they are “los pasajeros,” and not until the guy gets off do they become “las pasajeras.” I have not heard anything among average folks to make me think there’s been much change.

Watchman

Jay Guevara: “Someone please push in the graphite rods before we have a leftist criticality event!”
You can't fool us Jay! Stopping the criticality even involves quickly inserting the boron rods, not the carbon rods which will just further the chain reaction. But then again maybe this is exactly what is needed to resolve these meetings.

Richard Cranium

More like moron rods, to be frank.

Jay  Guevara

You can't fool us Jay! Stopping the criticality even involves quickly inserting the boron rods, not the carbon rods which will just further the chain reaction. But then again maybe this is exactly what is needed to resolve these meetings.

Posted by: Watchman | August 05, 2019 at 02:44

Ah, but you forget that the carbon rods identify as boron rods, so there's no problem. H8ter.

Pogonip

David was there first! He’s the Roald Amundsen of blogdom.

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/socialism-needs-a-padded-room/

I have a book claiming that while R. F. Scott was dying in the Antarctic, Mrs. Scott was getting it on with explorer Fridtjof Nanson. Sir Peter Scott, as one may imagine, wasn’t too happy about this assertion.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

It gets better and better - enjoy the opening remarks and warnings so that every comrade, even ones with invisible disabilities, has a safe space. If you are sufficiently interested in forensic psychopathology, there is over an hour of this bullcrap you can autopsy.

David

If you are sufficiently interested in forensic psychopathology, there is over an hour of this bullcrap you can autopsy.

No clapping, no whispering, no gendered language, no “aggressive scent.” The list of conditions is quite boggling: “It’s going to be really traumatic for people if we’re not making an affirmative effort to de-escalate each other and de-escalate ourselves,” says Vanguard Neckerchief Chappie.

As others have noted, it’s comedy sketch material. As if our gathered socialists and communists were determined to alienate and repel any actual proletarians who might have wandered in by accident. But it’s also curious just how often, and how far, leftist fiefdoms are preoccupied with indulging and legitimising outright neurosis. I think that tells us something.

[ Added: ]

Mr Adenoidal Um says it’s all about building “a mass organisation of the working class.” And yet almost everyone speaking seems to belong to the same narrow subset of neurotic middle-class lefties, whose narcissistic preoccupations are somewhat removed from, and frequently at odds with, what one imagines working-class concerns might be.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

...the same narrow subset of neurotic middle-class lefties, whose narcissistic preoccupations are somewhat removed from, and frequently at odds with, what one imagines working-class concerns might be.

Oh, come on now, if you can't look on that sea of shining faces earnestly tapping on their iPads sipping their $5 coffee from the Starbucks from the lobby of their four star hotel and instantly see that they and their struggles with pronouns and slightly loud noises are in no way different from the lot below working 12 hours a day for 17.5 Rubles* a week, then you are so hopelessly bourgeois that no amount of re-education in the beet fields will cure you of your wrongthought.

*(Average 1916 factory wage/week, basic food took over half that)

pst314

The Russian word for revolution is "revolyutsiya".

I vill not buy zees revolution, she is scratched.

Nick

The last time I saw anything like this involved a meeting of the People's Front of Judea.

Boatswain's Mate

This seems like it'd be fun to troll.

Oh, mercy. We need to know in advance the next time the DSA has its national convention, and alert 4chan, and witness the power of their fully armed and operational autism. Just think of the lulz!

For great justice!

Governor Squid

How can we be sure that 4chan isn't there already? I mean, it would explain so much...

Boatswain's Mate

Nah, shitlords like channers wouldn't be caught dead anywhere near some normie-like, organized policon.

What Ian Miles Cheong and Andy Ngo captured for us was exceptional spergery, no question. Just the kind of thing that 4chan could sink their lulzy teeth into.

Jeff Guinn

Farnsworth M Muldoon | August 05, 2019 at 12:45

✅ times 11

Uma Thurmond's Feet

Vodkapundit over at PJ Media found on the group's own website their breakdown of expenses vs. income. Not surprisingly, it's a loss:

"If I've done my math correctly, the DSA expected to bring in $381,000 while spending $846,376 -- a shortfall of $465,376, or much more than half.

"So, yes, these are dyed-in-the-wool socialists we're seeing here, relying on Other People's Money to make their dreams work. Say, where did the other half-mil come from, anyway?"

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Say, where did the other half-mil come from, anyway?

First National Bank of Mom & Pop.

Stinkeye

Laugh all you want. In ten years, they’ll be in charge.

In ten years, this particular lot will still be in that ballroom, twinkling their fingers and complaining about pronouns and background noise, struggling mightily, but in vain, to stay on (or at least adjacent to) the topic of smashing capitalism.

It's not hard to see why capitalism so far remains unsmashed...

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