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May 20, 2020

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You can't be woke without doublethink.

David

You can’t be woke without doublethink.

It is a little odd. Apparently, the more conventional your romantic and sexual appetites, the more suspect you are. As if a taste for, say, busty blondes or chiselled abs were uniquely bewildering. And so, if you’re an eproctophile with a thing for chubby, flatulent amputees, then it’s all you go, girl! But humdrum heterosexuality is, it seems, in need of particular, as they say, interrogation.

Readers unfamiliar with Ms Fabello may find her previous appearances here, linked above, somewhat entertaining.

Sam Duncan

It's like teenagers talking about their favourite bands.

Ryan

You should, like, totally get Big Sexy with whomever - even people you aren’t attracted to, apparently

Lol

David

Lol

In this case, I’m assuming it was just ham-fisted phrasing. But in the funhouse-mirror world of the woke, where anything is possible, you can never be sure.

pst314

You should, like, totally get Big Sexy with whomever - even people you aren’t attracted to, apparently

David, didn't you note, sometime in the last year or so, a proclamation that it is "phobic" to not be sexually attracted to trans people and that refusal to date them should be condemned and perhaps punished?

Governor Squid

You can’t be woke without doublethink.

Much like how the Wokerati will tell each other that going into a relationship without telling your new boyfriend about your crippling debt or substance abuse or secret attraction to Orange Julius Caesar is totally unfair to the poor innocent you're dooming to heartbreak, but keeping secret the fact that you've a dick between your legs is no problem -- in fact, it's your new boyfriend's fault that he's not open-minded enough to accept your little surprise with delight and declarations of eternal love!

I should buy a gross of these posters to share with the perpetually jilted.

ComputerLabRat

And so, if you’re an eproctophile with a thing for chubby, flatulent amputees, then it’s all you go, girl!

I admit I had to look that word up, although the definition was provided in the sentence context. I guess my brain refused to believe it. Learn something new every day.

That twit is a bit contradictory. At first I get to be be attracted to whoever I'm attracted to, or not, if that floats my boat. Yay! Then the very next sentence tells me that if my tastes run to ...oh the horrors... "dominant cultural norms and preferences" I need to interrogate them, and likely subject them to regrooving or something. Yikes!

But isn't that a bit normal-phobic?? Or normal-ist? I'm pretty sure in ~99% of these cases, humdrum heterosexuality is how these idiot wokelings got onto this planet in the first place.

David

I admit I had to look that word up,

I like to think of this place as an educational establishment. I should get a grant.

MC

art & esoterica's Twitter bio:

Minister, thexlogian, teacher, chaplain, artist, Unitarian Universalist, queer, fat, femme, extra, tired, extra tired.

Why do these weirdos claim to be tired all the time? Is it an acknowledgment that they are tiresome people?

MC

Also, Melissa Fabello. I probably would. Not if there was going to be talking though.

BrassG

The young spend most of their time thinking about sex. The old regret how much of our youth we wasted thinking about sex.

aelfheld
Readers unfamiliar with Ms Fabello . . .

Blessedly so & a condition not in need of rectification.

David

Blessedly so & a condition not in need of rectification.

Some people are just no fun at all.

pst314

Unitarian Universalist

Of course.

Steve E

She's still pissed that none of the hot guys in Uni would do her. No offence MC.

CayleyGraph

But if your attractions don't line up with "dominant culture norms & preferences", whatever you do, do not ask if there's a reason your attractions don't dominate.

Hal

I should get a grant.

But ask, and ye shall receive.

Joe Ego

Looks like another version of "Lesbian because all the cool girls were doing it" and/or Daddy Issues(tm).

Charlie Suet

1) Identify a historical iniquity involving an oppressed and an oppressor. Disregard anything at all that might run counter to the narrative (e.g. the Ottoman Empire, acts of personal kindness that have occurred throughout history)
2) Ignore the logical step of simply trying to avoid repeating and perpetuating that oppression by being a nicer, more considerate person. That’s just for bigots
3) Instead attempt to replicate it in photo-negative form, however trivially
4) Be sure to link entire groups of people living today with entire groups of people living in the past. Ignore things like individual behaviour or attitudes; things like race or sexuality (which you yourself agree are inherent and unchangeable) are more than enough to establish ongoing and ineluctable culpability
5) Present this collectivised race-guilt, reminiscent of the earliest human societies, as if it were cutting-edge and the future of the human race. You are on the right side of history and tomorrow belongs to you
6) Repeat for absolutely fucking everything, until every section of society is turned against another section, public discourse is impossible and Western Civilisation comes to a.

Hal

Wisdom of the woke:

She's still flogging the glasses, I see.

And the only people I've ever encountered who attempt to make a doctoral reference part of a personal name inevitably have merely a piece of decorative wallpaper, even if the holders of actual doctorates got theirs from the same source.

The actual doctorate holders I've met all use just their actual names, and then if one looks stuff up, then one finds out about the Ph.D.

MC

No offence MC.

I'm a long way past university age and embracing my kink.

David

embracing my kink.

I’ll leave these paper towels here, just in case.

Uma Thurmond's Feet

The old regret how much of our youth we wasted thinking about sex.

Speaking as one (60), I regret thinking about it too much and not trying it more. If I realized women were so easy to lay ...

Fortunately, my wife and I are making up for lost time.

Jay Guevara

Readers unfamiliar with Ms Fabello . . .

That's Melissa A. Fabello, PhD, plebe.

Nothing says "I'm intellectually insecure, and for damned good reason" more than brandishing your PhD in Unemployment Studies.

David

Nothing says “I’m intellectually insecure, and for damned good reason” more than brandishing your PhD in Unemployment Studies.

Quite.

See also.

Governor Squid

I probably would. Not if there was going to be talking though.

So, less of the Patreon and more of the Fans Only, then?

Joe Ego

So, less of the Patreon and more of the Fans Only, then?

The perfect way to take an artistic, esoteric, and deviant pose while taking advantage of the benefits of selling to dominant cultural norms and preferences. She's so minoritized.

NTSOG

David: "I like to think of this place as an educational establishment. I should get a grant."

You'll never get a grant because your 'service' exposes idiots and their lunacy to objective scrutiny and logical consideration. Grants only go to self-centred, boot-licking crawlers who are permanently attached to the government teat.

Chester Draws

It's a hustle from start to finish. Ms Fabello wears lipstick, keeps herself trim and dresses in a way designed to be attractive to most people. She's not remotely trying to avoid dominant culture norms and preferences. She has tattoos, just like all the cool kids (and all the not cool kids nowadays)>

I've known a few actual counter-cultural types. They don't dress like her.

Steve E

Ms Fabello wears lipstick, keeps herself trim and dresses in a way designed to be attractive to most people.

Ms Fabello has her own website where she tells us (in the third person mind you) that "she helps others unpack wellness from a feminist perspective."

Alright, who the f**k has been packing up the wellness again? I thought it was pretty clear, do not pack up the f**king wellness. Who wants their wellness unpacked "from a feminist perspective" anyway?

Don't make me appeal to the henchlesbians' authoritarian nature. It will make regrooving look like a Viking River Cruise on the Rhine.

Dan

"She received her PhD in Human Sexuality Studies at Widener University, where her phenomenological research explored how women with anorexia nervosa make meaning of their experiences with sensual touch [aka masturbation].

Widener University is a private university in Chester, Pennsylvania...Founded as The Bullock School for Boys in 1821, the school was established in Wilmington, Delaware. It became The Alsop School for Boys from 1846 to 1853, and then Hyatt's Select School for Boys from 1853 to 1859. Military instruction was introduced in 1858, and the school changed its name in 1859 to Delaware Military Academy. It moved to Pennsylvania in 1862 and became Chester County Military Academy. It was known as Pennsylvania Military College after 1892 and adopted the Widener name in 1972."

What an interesting choice for her alma mater considering her opinions of the enemy sex. The school still prepares students for war apparently, it's just targeting men now.

Adam

Phenomenological research means she wrote a diary about her masturbation and Widener gave her a PhD.

BTW: PhD at Widener is not an abbreviation. That is the degree. Pronounced “fud”

They call it Widener today, but it is still Bullocks.

Hal

Widener University . . . Founded as The Bullock School for Boys in 1821 . . .

Paul Fussell, from his book, Class:

But intelligence and learning and curiosity are, regrettably, rarer than some imagine, and you don't bring people into contact with them simply by announcing that you're doing it. “Educational opportunity” was opened up by the process of verbal inflation, by promoting, that is, various normal schools, teachers colleges, provincial “theological seminaries,” trade schools, business schools, and secretarial institutes to the name and status of “universities,” thus conferring on them an identity they were by no means equipped to bear, or even understand. The process was analogous to the way high-school students are finally extruded to enter “college,” and for both processes one description can serve: unearned promotion. What was happening in the 1960s was simply an acceleration of a process normal in this country---inflation, hyperbole, bragging. As one citizen exulted in the 1870s: “There are two universities in England, four in France, ten in Prussia, and thirty-seven in Ohio.” Here it's as natural for every college to want to be a university as for every employee to want to be an “executive,” and every executive a vice president.

The result? State colleges and teachers colleges all over the country were suddenly denominated universities, and they set to work, with the best motives in the world, ripping off the proles. Southern Illinois University is a good example of the genre. Formerly a mere teachers college, it now enrolls 26,000 students and has its own "university press," although it's located in Carbondale, Illinois, a backwater without significant intellectual meaning or cultural tradition. The giveaway is that the largest number of bachelor's degrees issued by Southern Illinois University is still in “education,” an immediate sign not of a university but of what used to be called, more honestly, a normal school.

And that was back in 1983, as the hipsters were first congealing as “preppys”, and then nearly four decades more have gone by . . . .

David

It’s a hustle from start to finish. Ms Fabello wears lipstick, keeps herself trim and dresses in a way designed to be attractive to most people. She’s not remotely trying to avoid dominant culture norms and preferences.

She’s transparently dishonest and wildly incoherent, even in matters of her own appearance. When not re-tweeting flattering comments about how pretty she is, Ms Fabello regularly denounces “white supremacist capitalist cisheteropatriarchal standards of feminine beauty,” and she does this while sharing endless selfies, almost daily, all of which entail heavy filtering and kilos of make-up. In a desperate attempt to achieve the kind of effect that she claims to despise.

Also, green hair, orange face.

David

For those with a taste for it, here’s more of Ms Fabello and her mental cutting beam.

As with the other articles-cum-conspiracy-theories linked upthread, a recurring theme is that Ms Fabello should win arguments by default, before they even begin, despite being unable to string together ideas in a remotely consistent and logical manner.

And remember, for several years, Ms Fabello was paid to edit feminist polemic in order to make it more convincing.

Hal

Also, green hair, orange face.

Hmmm. Has anyone checked with Sean Connery or John Boorman recently?

Nikw211

Why do these weirdos claim to be tired all the time?

Making it your life's mission to struggle against reality is unlikely to be a restful experience.

David

Heh.

[ Slides expired jar of jam along bar. ]

On the house.

MC

Also, green hair, orange face.

Having seen that video I wish to retract earlier comments vis a vis Ms Fabello's desirability.

David

Having seen that video I wish to retract earlier comments vis a vis Ms Fabello’s desirability.

Psychologically speaking, what comes to mind is a balloon full of angry wasps.

Nikw211

[ Slides expired jar of jam along bar. ]

Not bad considering the label doesn't match the colour and the colour doesn't match the ... flavour?

David

Not bad considering the label doesn’t match the colour and the colour doesn’t match the ... flavour?

I think it may be fermenting.

Counts as booze.

Richard

What is the problem with being average with respect to measurements and normal with respect to behaviors and values? Some people (who appear to be neither) seem to find both conditions reprehensible while claiming to be above average and superior. While superficially cogent, closer examination finds their reasoning incomprehensible and unconvincing. Is there an on-line class where they learn this stuff?

David

Is there an on-line class where they learn this stuff?

See pretty much anything here tagged ‘academia’.

Many of these creatures are in reality from very comfortable middle-class or upper-middle-class backgrounds, such that they can discard practicality and waste large sums of money on Angry Studies courses, and are simply pretentious, in that they desperately wish to seem more interesting than they actually are, or most likely ever will be. To which end, claims of being oppressed – by anything from earrings to applause - are some kind of short cut.

If only among equally neurotic and pretentious tossers.

Bill de Haan

the only people I've ever encountered who attempt to make a doctoral reference part of a personal name

As the saying goes, "show, don't tell".

In my experience, the more a person has to tell you that they're intelligent (by showing off their degree) is because they can't show you.

I worked with a person once who attended $PRESTIGIOUSSCHOOL for two years before transferring to a less prestigious, but still respectable school. There's nothing wrong with that, I probably wouldn't have even made it into $PRESTIGIOUSSCHOOL even if I'd applied.

However, this person managed to work in the fact that he'd been accepted, and attended this school in every conversation. It seemed like the fact that he'd attended it was in every third sentence.

If he ever disagreed with others on a technical matter, as he did, constantly, he'd trot out the fact that he went to $SCHOOL. We later found out that one of the other group members had not only attended $SCHOOL, on a scholarship, he'd earned a Master's degree as well. He just never mentioned it.

Not surprisingly, that person's technical accomplishments dwarfed that of the one who was constantly boasting of his schooling.

If you have to go around telling people that you're smart, it's usually because you really aren't.

Sam Duncan

“As one citizen exulted in the 1870s: 'There are two universities in England, four in France, ten in Prussia, and thirty-seven in Ohio.'”

That wasn't really true even then. London was chartered in 1836, Durham in 1837, and the first wave of “redbrick” universities wasn't far off. But the point is well made.

Nikw211

Counts as booze.

I thought there was something familiar about the taste.

OT

Modern parenting

David

I thought there was something familiar about the taste.

Thursdays is jam gargling night.

Ladies half price.

Fred the Fourth

PRESTIGIOUS...
I once overheard an engineering director disparage a programmer candidate, during the hiring interview, because the candidate's degree was not from Stanford, like his was. What could be the point of such a remark?
To see how the kid responded? Unlikely.
Pure self-ego-stroking.

Fred the Fourth

I remember rolling my eyes when Cal State Hayward was rebranded Cal State University Hayward (along with all the other Cal State campuses).
Otoh, at Adobe back in the 90s, engineering recruited heavily and preferentially from two modest schools - Oregon Institute of Tech, and Cal State Chico. Much more value for money than Stanford or Berkeley, and so much less drama.

Uma Thurmond's Feet

"Ladies half price."

Hmmm, have to see the ladies first before buying.

Lancastrian Oik

“Flatulent Amputees”.

Band name.

David

Band name.

Or the kind of website that requires a pseudonym and a credit card.

I’m speculating, of course.

David

Actually, Ladies Half Price is a pretty good band name.

David

Right, tomorrow’s ephemera has been compiled and should materialise just after midnight.

I think it may be time for a gin and tonic.

Fred the Fourth

[Anticipatory thumb twiddling intensifies]

Daniel Ream

In a desperate attempt to achieve the kind of effect that she claims to despise.

This dissonance plus the eating disorder trips my BPD-o-meter. High probability she was sexually abused as a teenager.

Hal

I remember rolling my eyes when Cal State Hayward was rebranded Cal State University Hayward (along with all the other Cal State campuses).

Which was apparently back in '72 . . .

What's given me and quite a number of others the utter giggles is the apparent proclamation at some point of Oh, Noes, we just can't be in merely Hayward!!!

---Far as I'm ever noted, 'k, Hayward, I know where that is, so what??---

No, instead, We Must Be Cal State East Bay!!!!

---I can just see the marketers going at it . . .

Oh, yes, we were The University of London, but now we're even better, now we're The University of North Of The River . . .

Yeahright.

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