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March 09, 2021

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NJH

Thanks a lot. This has just set me OFF. There will be a tiger snake in my bed tonight that's for sure, and if it's not there I will lie awake in a cold sweat waiting for it to slither under the blankets to joint the spiders. And all I have in the house is Asprin @100mg

PiperPaul

ladies of the left feel a need to list their mental health problems

I have to wonder if they're just encouraging the development of neuroses (or just claimed conditions, you know, so they can be special - stylish, trendy, but not-too-terrible afflictions) in their readers.

David

I can’t recall whether it was Orwell & Goode, Garbage Human, or Battle Beagle who compiled an extensive series of screenshots of woke-lings’ tweets in which the word “depression” crops us. It became a meme of sorts.

Ms Broadbent, meanwhile, appears to have most of the ideological tics expected of her type – Trump Derangement Syndrome, a fixation with pop culture aimed at teenagers, pretentious racial fawning - and tedious neuroticism and self-preoccupation, such that every other article seems to be about how fragile and complicated her feelings are.

PaulF

[sigh...]

With the usual caveat of "how much truth is there in all this", one just feels sorry for the husband. Although perhaps not, because after all, Reader, he married her...

anon a mouse

Again, nuts.
Ain't the internet great?

"he married her..."
And (presumably)...well, do I need to spell it out?

NTSOG

'10 Common Phrases That Are Racist' - well I don't care. Winco Guy Gibson's dog was called Nigger and that's how he will always be remembered by me.

As for Ms. E. Broadbent [and speaking as someone who has had frequent panic attacks for all my life] methinks she is a self-indulgent and attention-seeking fool using her 'condition' to manipulate all the suckers in her life.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

A raging liberal who believes no one has any reason to own anything but a permitted shotgun for hunting, I’ve contemplated buying a pistol.

OTOH, you could just get a shotgun, but I digress.

So I down another Klonopin...That’s when… they upped my meds.

Among the side effects of clonazeapam, particularly at higher doses, are mood changes, insomnia, nightmares, feelings of unreality, and hallucinations. Though it may be hard to tell what she is complaining about here from baseline, the words "second opinion" come to mind for some reason.

Ms Broadbent’s other empowering contributions include Why My Ex and I Are Getting Matching Tattoos...

I’ve always dated my best friends, because who else would I have rather spent time with? We met around the time Bush II invaded Iraq, and our relationship started as co-organizers of the student protest movement at our university.

Awwwwww. Well, Bush did say he was a uniter, not a divider.

John Lewis

Her photo shows someone who would have fitted in rather well as a member of the Charles Manson family. Her words do nothing to lessen that impression.

Felicity

one just feels sorry for the husband

Meh, he made his bed....but those poor little boys. I have met people like this and it never ends well for the children.

Stephanie Richer

Scary Mommy is the old show Queen For a Day online and without the washing machine prizes.

David

Previously in Scary Mommy

This.
This.
And this.

There is, I think, a pattern.

anon a mouse

There is, I think, a pattern

Men sticking, well... into crazy?

Hmm.

David

Among the side effects of clonazeapam, particularly at higher doses, are mood changes, insomnia, nightmares, feelings of unreality, and hallucinations.

Perhaps that would explain the unusual use of mascara, which, being applied quite heavily to the lower lashes, gives the impression of someone who’s been crying.

Squires

Elizabeth Broadbent

Did she escape from a Monty Python skit?

Klonopin

Of course.

Whenever there's a toxic relationship, whether to persons or to politics, that needs to be maintained, the little yellow chill pill is seldom far behind.

Why does sex magic have to be so heteronormative?

It isn't fucking real so it doesn't matter.

APL

"After the birth of my third son, I became convinced that his head would fall off."

That is why it is recommended to always support the babies neck.

Insofar as the husband goes - yeah, it was his choice. My sympathies always lean to the captive children (although we can probably expect a hand wringing article about the environmental/social/racial implications of having more than a single child).

David

As I’ve said before, leftism entails quite a lot of pretending. There are so many things you mustn’t notice in order to conform. To live in a state of near-continual pretension and insincerity, of chronic bad faith, must take a toll. That it often coincides with some quite serious mental health issues shouldn’t be too surprising, I suppose.

ComputerLabRat

But wait - all through the Summer of Peaceful Protest, we were told we were RAAAAACISS if we objected to our homes being invaded and our things stolen? On both sides of the pond, there's an attitude on the Left that the Dear [insert name of current fashionable Oppressed Victim Group here] Needs the Stuff More Than You Do, so just shut up and let them take it. And It's Only Stuff. I'm pretty sure I've seen articles posted here on just that subject. So how does this Scary Mommy justify her fears? How come she hasn't been canceled yet? Or it's ok if the burglars are white in your fear porn fantasy?

pst314

all through the Summer of Peaceful Protest, we were told we were RAAAAACISS if we objected to our homes being invaded and our things stolen?

Side note: (Already familiar to readers of this blog but well stated.)
Idiot Compassion:
"One of the most useful concepts for understanding the Left is what Tibetan Buddhist teacher Chogyam Trungpa called 'idiot compassion'..."

Maureen from Regina

I didn't watch "the interview' as it was just going to be a bunch of whines about how hard done by H & M were. But reading this is a reminder of how our new career opportunities involves making yourself out to be a victim. I have always maintained that when everyone is a victim the real victims, such as children who have NO options, the elderly and frail who have NO options, and those with serious disabilities that limit their ability in doing day to day things most people take for granted - get ignored. And having worked with the disability community for a long time, most people who are disabled don't see themselves as victims and only want a chance to show what they can do. Most 'victims' are adults who make poor decisions and the solution is to make better decisions.

WTP

Thanks for that idiot compassion link, pst. Though for something a little more palatable (yes, I know...) I found this take:

https://www.wildmind.org/blogs/on-practice/idiot-compassion

David

I have always maintained that when everyone is a victim the real victims… get ignored.

Some time ago, after posting something in which yet another middle-class lefty was whining about some sub-microscopic agony, thereby signalling their own status as an elevated being, I went for a walk to a nearby café. On arrival, I saw that a new employee was quite startlingly disfigured – to an extent that I had to make an effort not to stare. The gulf between, on the one hand, the alleged oppressions of spellcheck software, or barbecues, or having one’s unusual name mispronounced, and on the other, the person taking the order for my lunch, was hard to miss.

Governor Squid

Ms Broadbent is, needless to say, quite pleased with her discernment on this matter.

She should be careful -- a common synonym for discernment is discrimination.

Steve E

"A raging liberal who believes no one has any reason to own anything but a permitted shotgun for hunting..."

She gets her marching orders from Biden.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-mztxHgYQo

Mei Tuo

I have discovered, quite independently of Ms Broadbent, that I can get a lot with just a shotgun. I can withdraw money from any bank. I can make people do my yard work. I can take any parking space I desire and pay not one penny for it.

So many things are possible with a shotgun. They are quite empowering.

And then I wake up and have to go to work.

Burnsie

"Idiot compassion."

Now that's a phrase I've been looking for, for 30+ years. That's liberalism summed in two words--or at least that's what it was before liberalism became so viciously malevolent in our current era.

Was its coinage linked to Marx's "useful idiots," or is that just a coincidence?

Joe Ego

"he married her..."
And (presumably)...well, do I need to spell it out?

Apparently most of the articles at Scary Mommy illustrate the real reason for the old "don't stick your dick in crazy" rule. The risk isn't that she'll key your car, kill your pet rabbit, and burn down your house (usually, but I suppose that could be at the tail end of the hot/crazy matrix). It is that you'll settle down with her before she becomes an anxious, pill-popping wreck and she finally ruins your life after 10 or 20 years.

And what is with the crown on the site logo? It's not particularly scary but it looks like a way to signal superiority. What kind of competition are they in? Do they feel a need to reassure themselves or their readers that they're better than someone or something?

Sam

Garbage Human Twitter still suspended, FYI. A shame, always a good laugh. And no, not going to Instagram thanks.

Whitney

Did she make white babies? If she did someone needs to let her know that that's racist

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Garbage Human Twitter still suspended...

I lost count of his suspensions at 9, the last was one of his longest lived iterations, I suspect he'll be back.

pst314

Garbage Human Twitter still suspended, FYI.

If Garbage reappears with a new account name, please mention it here. (The latest iteration was GarbyJooman3.) Orwell & Goode, Battle Beagle, and Old Holborn have also been repeatedly suspended.

False Profiteer

So, Scary Mommy is where all the Tumblrinas who were always going on about their bisexuality and mental health problems end up when they start having kids. That is a bit scary.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Off topic, well, not entirely, seeing as as how it has to do with lefty lunacy, there is a new movement, and it is driving the transklan and other 678,098 genders crazy.

Are you #superstraight or #supergay ? Check it out, the amount of superphopia out there is horrifying.

David

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Sam

Garbage Human...Orwell & Goode, Battle Beagle, and Old Holborn

You do begin to notice a trend in twatter links around these parts. I started going straight to the lolz fountainhead and now truly understand what a cancer that site is. A dispiritingly funny cancer, but still.

Credit notes to [B]lack-owned businesses only, please, David.

Daniel Ream

It is that you'll settle down with her before she becomes an anxious, pill-popping wreck

It's been my experience that you can usually detect these by looking at family of origin. This is one of those hatefacts, because once you acknowledge that childhood family environment has a significant influence on personality, behaviour and life outcomes you might start looking at what types of families correlate with what kinds of outcomes.

David

you might start looking at what types of families correlate with what kinds of outcomes.

Worth noting how a stable, functional, two-parent family is now described as a “conservative idea.”

For those who missed it, and somewhat related.

Another Calgary Marc

With apologies to the ladies present, bitches be trippin'. And this one be trippin' hard.

It's sad in a way that the Internet has allowed her to share her inner demons with the universe, to expose that ugliness to the world at large. One can hope it's at least a beneficial form of therapy, otherwise I'd worry for the wellbeing/lives of her male family members.

sH2

an extensive series of screenshots of woke-lings’ tweets in which the word “depression” crops us.

Like this?

https://twitter.com/lporiginalg/status/1369339189494353920

semi retired conservative

Elizabeth Broadbent

- the last name alone will of course explain immediately to the Canucks in the crowd that the subject will be a deranged lefty.

She has yet to learn the familial trick of feeding at multiple publicly funded troughs though. Perhaps with a reduction in meds and and an increase in schmoozing she can live up to her surname.

Daniel Ream

Worth noting how a stable, functional, two-parent family is now described as a “conservative idea.”

Last year I caused a party to devolve into a near riot by citing the following well-sourced and entirely neutral facts:

Given a baseline of two biological parents:
* children raised by single mothers are 2-5 times more likely to have a host of negative life outcomes, from drug abuse to school dropouts to criminal charges/prison
* children raised by blended families, or via shared custody, are 2-3 times more likely to have negative life outcomes (sadly this category includes adopted/fostered children)
* [here's where the screaming started] children raised by single fathers are no worse than the baseline

The implication being, of course, that in the event of a divorce "the best interests of the child" are that the father always be given sole custody.

The attendants at the party in question were about 50% single mothers who had divorced the fathers of their children.

What amused me most is that a number of the single mothers claim to have degrees in mathematics and the physical sciences, and yet not a one of them spotted the obvious: that children raised by single fathers are so incredibly rare that they aren't a statistically significant sample, and such fathers are incredibly invested in raising their children, making them an atypical set that isn't generalizable.

But boy howdy, did they scream.

Jay Guevara

where left-leaning ladies are “supporting each other through laughter and empowerment.”

Laughter?

MC

Surely, Scared Mommy?

MC

Klonopin

Why do Americans never do fun drugs?

Steve E

- the last name alone will of course explain immediately to the Canucks in the crowd that the subject will be a deranged lefty.

That was my first thought when I saw the name too. Never shake Ed's family tree too hard. You never know what kind of nuts are going to fall out.

Jay Guevara

No explanation is offered by the author, Elizabeth Broadbent, as to possible causes, but the fixation with “scary men breaking into my home” entails lots of weeping - “tears and breakdowns” are a recurring theme

Nothing bespeaks emotional stability quite fixations on “scary men breaking into my home” and lots of weeping in response to ... uh ... nothing at all.

Sam Duncan

“the word uppity is 'totally racist language,' regardless of context or intent“

Against purple toffs with short limbs, top hats, and monocles, presumably.

(Seriously, this is the context in which the word has always been used in Britain. I'm quite certain that until the 1980s - possibly even more recently - 99% of Brits would have had no clue as to why anyone considered it racist. In the name of “anti-racism”, we're importing foreign bigotries.)

Darleen

Worth noting how a stable, functional, two-parent family is now described as a “conservative idea.”

Can't have ideals and certainly not anything approaching a norm.

Related.

Brent Leigh

The witch panic, in hindsight, makes a lot more sense now, doesn't it? Thanks, Scary Mommy, for showing how our ancestors weren't really all that different from us.

anon a mouse

"Laughter?"

Does anyone remember laughter?

Squires

But boy howdy, did they scream.

Your ways of making girls scream at parties are much more civilized than my ways of making girls scream at parties.

It's been my experience that you can usually detect these by looking at family of origin.

Sadly, yes.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Speaking of women living in their own reality, this one uncovers a tool of the patriarchy that all this time I thought they were so I could see without strain in bright light and not get cataracts from the UV, though from her avatar I don't think she really has anything to fear.

Daniel Ream

Your ways of making girls scream at parties are much more civilized than my ways of making girls scream at parties.

Our host has mentioned the phenomenon of The Blurting before, as well as the trials of keeping one's mouth shut when the usual outrageous woke pieties are uttered. I just stopped keeping my mouth shut.

It really was something. Literal screaming.

pst314

It really was something. Literal screaming.

I've encountered that too.

David

Our host has mentioned the phenomenon of The Blurting before, as well as the trials of keeping one’s mouth shut when the usual outrageous woke pieties are uttered. I just stopped keeping my mouth shut. It really was something. Literal screaming.

My usual reluctance to cause a scene and derail social gatherings is, I think, being tested with growing frequency. And it’s hard to miss how the forbearance on my part, the routine courtesy, is rarely reciprocated by people who want me to know how terribly progressive they are. Their compassionate pieties being aired via the medium of loud selfishness.

Oh, and for newcomers, The Blurting.

Cara

https://www.city-journal.org/the-miseducation-of-americas-elites?

“They replaced all the books with no input or even informing the parents.” The curriculum no longer features classics such as The Scarlet Letter, Little Women, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Lord of the Flies. New books include: Stamped, Dear Martin, Dear Justice, and Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass.

This is like Hemingway's quip about how you go bankrupt - gradually then suddenly. Or like Douglas Murray's quip that the danger of being a masochist is that one day you might meet a sadist who means business.

The selection of classic books for school curricula has leaned for decades towards reinforcing themes of the unique depravity of white men, their abuses as protectors of white women, their bad intent towards noble nonwhites. Antiwhite advocates are now saying ok then, it's better if we pick the books for your children. And parents educated to believe that nothing in their ancestral culture is worth defending are now surprised to find themselves unable to defend anything in their ancestral culture.

David

Antiwhite advocates are now saying ok then, it’s better if we pick the books for your children.

The cultural, racial, psychological self-loathing – whether real or affected – is quite revolting, and by no means trivial. In a saner world, its propagators would be kept well away from children. Not employed to shape their worldviews while making them neurotic.

One more time. They are not good people. They do not mean well.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Good news, everyone, sort of back on topic, Apple has done a study with an earth shattering finding about women.

It is unclear if this finding includes any of the 112 genders* that might identify as women, or if a woman identifies as any of the referenced 112 genders whether the finding is invalid. Clearly Apple needs a government grant to clarify this point.


*(Someone is actually serious about that)

Stephanie Richer

Apple has done a study ...

So, did they think we’ve been lying all this time?

Next up: childbirth is hard.

True story: whilst laboring with my firstborn, my husband became concerned as the pain was causing me to vomit, as it was that intense. He went out of the room to find our darling Kathleen, my labor nurse who hailed from the Emerald Island. He said to her, “I’m really concerned about my wife’s pain.” Herself gave him the sunniest of smiles and replied, “That’s why they call it labor, darling.”

Farnsworth M Muldoon

JFC on toast points. Obscure banjo player reads Andy Ngo's book, so when the usual suspects have their usual hissy fits because someone seems to have left the reservation, banjo player shows he totally missed the point of Andy's book.

David

banjo player reads Andy Ngo’s book,

Gosh, so very rock n’ rock. It’s tiresome watching these people crumple like paper cups.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

It’s tiresome watching these people crumple like paper cups.

Yep, he's not exactly in Hell's Angels at Altamont territory.

pst314

It’s tiresome watching these people crumple like paper cups.

Yep, he's not exactly in Hell's Angels at Altamont territory.

On the other hand, it is easy to believe that public opposition to Antifa would get him blacklisted by a very large fraction of the music industry.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Apropos of nothing, other than tiresome, is your law school excessively white ?

Fear not, a brave professor delving into this problem critical to the survival of the world and who runs a website with the ironic URL, racism.org, tells us:

...schools reduce "whiteness" by eliminating standardized test scores in admissions and competitive grading in law school courses. In addition, schools should enact explicit race quotas for the "elimination [of] excess whiteness."

I don't see how that could possibly go wrong.

Sam

parents educated to believe that nothing in their ancestral culture is worth defending are now surprised to find themselves unable to defend anything in their ancestral culture

That

PiperPaul

It’s tiresome watching these people crumple like paper cups.

Maybe that's the White Fragility we keep hearing about.

Daniel Ream

enact explicit race quotas for the "elimination [of] excess whiteness."

Let's aggressively encourage all Caucasians to see themselves as a monolithic ethnic bloc under threat. That'll go well.

reluctance to cause a scene and derail social gatherings

A verbatim conversation at a similar party:

Me: "The Indians in that area-"
A Woke Person: "Indigenous."
Me, a shit disturber: "Anyway, the Indians-"
A Woke Person: "*Indigenous*."
Me, a shit disturber: "Redskins?"
A Woke Person: "OMG, *Indigenous*!"
Me, a shit disturber: "Painted savages."
[ cacophony ensues ]

David

“Painted savages.”

[ Fetches rolled-up newspaper. ]

Bad Daniel. Bad Daniel.

Steve E

Me: "The Indians in that area-"

I've had similar conversations. In one case I said, "why are you trying to remove the rights and franchise of the Indians?" I got a stammered questioning response then explained that in all treaties with the Crown and in all Acts of parliament indigenous peoples are called Indians. If not recognized as a status Indian they essentially lose all rights under said acts and treaties. So if you want to erase their existence stop calling them Indians. That shut her up.

pst314

[ Fetches rolled-up newspaper. ]

Daniel, the drinks are on me.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Me: "The Indians in that area-"

Next time, call the "natives" what they are - Siberian Russians*.

The Russkis didn't get this idea from Sitting Bull.

*(If the Nat Geo link ask for an email, just make something up, it doesn't appear to be checking)

David

“Painted savages.”

The second half of this, regarding the Guardian’s Emer O’Toole, seems relevant.

Squires

Let's aggressively encourage all Caucasians to see themselves as a monolithic ethnic bloc under threat. That'll go well.

A close friend has recently expressed his desire to stand in Walmart parking lots handing out copies of Doctor Seuss and screaming, “Blood and Soil! Blood and Soil!

ComputerLabRat

The second half of this, regarding the Guardian’s Emer O’Toole, seems relevant.

Indeed.

Got lost in that comments thread - good lord that Minnow guy was a tedious organism, but Steveaggedon was hilarious.

Steve E

Me: "The Indians in that area-"

Daniel, a good read with lots of primary and secondary source annotations is Playing the Indian Card: Everything You Know About Canada's "First Nations" Is Wrong by Stephen K. Roney. And for some local (to you and me) analysis, John S. Hagopian has written a thoughtful essay Joseph Brant vs. Peter Russell: A Re-examination of the Six Nations Land Transactions in the Grand River Valley. As you've, no doubt, experienced, the knowledge vacuum is great among those blathering on about unceded lands and stewards of the environment yada yada yada.

Joe Ego

Me, a shit disturber: "Painted savages."

https://ifunny.co/picture/damn-it-ben-you-can-t-go-around-calling-tusken-pp0i18qf5

But boy howdy, did they scream.

Our first mistake was giving them the vote. Our second mistake was giving them the internet. So physicists can communicate faster to advance the state of the art? Imagine plugging every woman in the world into the same giant, algorithmically-enhanced gossip circle.

Sam

Steveaggedon was hilarious

Isn't that "Steve"?

Killshot:

So "never mind the crime stats, look at this here Dago TV show from 40 years ago?", eh? :)

Sam

Also, y'all remember when feminists and radical muslims were seemingly the worst scourges of society? Ah, the quaint Before Times.

ComputerLabRat

Isn't that "Steve"?

I think Steve E is a different commenter than Steve2: Steveageddon, but I could be wrong.

Steve E

I think Steve E is a different commenter than Steve2: Steveageddon, but I could be wrong.

You're right. I'm not Steveageddon. The lack of quickness and wit (in me) gives it away.

pst314

good lord that Minnow guy was a tedious organism

Yes indeed. Thankful he is gone.

pst314

Also, y'all remember when feminists and radical muslims were seemingly the worst scourges of society? Ah, the quaint Before Times.

That was merely the then-current iteration. Yesterday's feminists are still far-left extremists, and yesterday's radical muslims are just as radical--but now have positions in government as well as friends in the Democratic Party

David

a tedious organism

I’m sometimes surprised by how few trolls – and in Minnow’s case, sophist trolls - this place attracts. In fourteen years, I can think of literally a handful. Maybe it’s off the beaten track, or insufficiently glamorous.

[ Considers buying new, jollier curtains. ]

Joe Ego

[ Considers buying new, jollier curtains. ]

Best not. I hear they're attracted to jolly, welcoming places. Makes them hungry in an odd, malicious way.

semi retired conservative

Throw pillows. They seem to like throw pillows.

The future is throw pillows, my boy.

Edgar E. Hardbacker,
Illinois Pillow and Tool Works

Daniel Ream

Bad Daniel

Heh heh. As Steve E. knows, there's an Injun Reserve not far from here, and I have socialized with a fair number of Possessors of the Sino-Siberian Genome. The only people who use the word "indigenous" are native race hustlers and baizuo. The Indians call themselves Indians. The Very Woke Person was a transplant to this area from Tranna (I know, I know, you're shocked).

the drinks are on me.

Barkeep, a bit more of that floor cleaner you call whiskey. [ rattles glass ]

Ed Snack

Not sure about this using of a rolled up newspaper, it does tend to give one a distorted view of the press.

pst314

Barkeep, a bit more of that floor cleaner you call whiskey. [ rattles glass ]

The Spectator keeps offering to send me a free bottle of gin if I subscribe. :-|

NTSOG

"Not sure about this using of a rolled up newspaper, ..."

It's normally used to give a fright to a young puppy that pees indoors. I suppose it could be used for dribbling drunks too?

NTSOG

@ pst314: Is the Spectator so bad that you need to have drunk a full bottle of gin to be able to read it?

pst314

Is the Spectator so bad that you need to have drunk a full bottle of gin to be able to read it?

A bottle of gin makes it easier to face the day's news.

Daniel Ream

I hear they're attracted to jolly, welcoming places. Makes them hungry in an odd, malicious way

What, the curtains?

pst314

What, the curtains?

I'm more interested in huge tracts of land...and gin.

JML

Re-reading that "Minnow" thread, I had an experience I haven't had for a few months. I started reading a comment, thought "who wrote this shit?", scrolled down to see and - HAL!

James

And it’s hard to miss how the forbearance on my part, the routine courtesy, is rarely reciprocated by people who want me to know how terribly progressive they are. Their compassionate pieties being aired via the medium of loud selfishness.

LOL. That.

David

LOL. That.

But it does seem to be a pattern. It would not occur to me to gleefully derail and monopolise an otherwise pleasant social gathering, with strangers, people I don’t know, by randomly and incongruously announcing my political opinions, emphatically, at great length, and then expecting agreement or at least hushed deference.

And I don’t think I’m unusual in this regard.

PiperPaul

It would not occur to me to...

How many younger people today know the meaning of the term "Bum's Rush"? I suppose by now it's been redefined as some kind of hallucinogen for vagrants.

George

I'm not fully comfortable with poking fun at the mentally ill. Of course, publishing their 'thoughts' in the first place is what places them in public view, without which there would be no temptation to point and laugh. So there's plenty of blame to go around, not much of which really belongs to the mentally ill person.

pst314

And it’s hard to miss how the forbearance on my part, the routine courtesy, is rarely reciprocated by people who want me to know how terribly progressive they are.

I do wonder how the frequency of such pathologies varies between subcultures: Leftism clearly encourages/justifies it while simultaneously attracting those who already have such tendencies. At the same time, consider the social defects satirized by The Big Bang Theory, such as the fan who is proud of his growing collection of restraining orders. How often do writers of mysteries have such problems? Thrillers? Romances? Damned if I know.

David

I’m not fully comfortable with poking fun at the mentally ill.

As Ms Broadbent has made her own mental health pretty much her schtick and a basis for attention, noting its oddities is hard to avoid. The distinction between wokeness and neuroticism, and outright mental illness, isn’t always clear. And if such people want us to emulate their attitudes and presumed moral vastness, then I think the volunteered particulars are fair game. The larger issue, touched on above, is why so many ostentatiously ‘progressive’ ladies are, or seem to be, in a state of coming unspooled.

It doesn’t appear to be an entirely random phenomenon.

WTP

i'm not fully comfortable with poking fun at the mentally ill.

Hopefully this is said somewhat in jest. Once the mentally ill are making and influencing policy decisions for the population in general (see Biden's new HHS, others), the niceties of treating them as victims instead of perpetrators becomes its own sin/vice. See link above regarding Idiot Compassion.

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