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September 26, 2021

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John D

Mr Wildcat likes to remind viewers of how startlingly original he – sorry, e/er - is

If you have to *tell* people how original you are...

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Pro tip for Mr. Wildcat - if you can afford to buy implants, you can afford laser depilation or a decent razor.

Meanwhile, come for the arglebargle,

This reading locates essentialism and universalism as two interconnected limits on sexism’s analytic purchase within a colonialist discourse used to identify women’s global oppression while simultaneously deploying it in ways that excluded Black and Third World women.

stay for the comments.

Gonna start insisting that my wife call me "Cortes" from now on.


David

if you can afford to buy implants, you can afford laser depilation or a decent razor.

“She struggled with identifying my gender and it’s like… what?

David

By the way, the Telegraph is now emailing me almost daily reminders that my life will be dramatically improved if I subscribe.

Not a good look, frankly.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

She struggled with identifying my gender...

Truth be told, it sounds like she got it right from the get go, which goes to show that if a real woman looks at an ersatz woman and sees a man it might suggest Mr. Ersatz needs to rethink his notions of what an actual woman looks like.

Not a good look, frankly.

But enough of a half neon pink half shaved head and Dame Edna glasses...

Sam Duncan

Prose this bad can only occur when the author is trying to hide something.

And I'm beginning to think there may have been more casualties from intellectual whiplash over the last year or so than from the Flu Manchu.

David

Truth be told, it sounds like she got it right from the get go,

But the bewilderment, or feigned bewilderment, does give one a glimpse into the nature of the phenomenon.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

“Prose this bad can only occur when the author is trying to hide something.”

That, or they are all just actual incarnations of Oswald Bates.

Joan

'Related'...

https://twitter.com/DamCou/status/1442072403576823812

pst314

“When you give yourself all the roles in the Discord server.”

What is that?.

pst314

Pro tip for Mr. Wildcat - if you can afford to buy implants, you can afford laser depilation

Frontal cortex needs that laser most of all.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

'Related'...

"Tallahassee police said Mia Williams, a 32-year-old Tallahassee woman, set a woman ablaze at a Taco Bell...".

pst314

By the way, the Telegraph is now emailing me almost daily reminders that my life will be dramatically improved if I subscribe.

the Spectator, on the other hand, offers a guaranteed improvement: free gin.

pst314

"Tallahassee police said Mia Williams, a 32-year-old Tallahassee woman, set a woman ablaze at a Taco Bell...".

"identifies as female": Judging by his mugshot, maybe he got tired of being laughed at when he told people he was female. :-D

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Speaking of pronouns, the Isle of Wight hoosegow has your back.

So to speak.

David

What is that?

A messageboard and instant messaging platform used chiefly by gamers, for gameplay co-ordination, etc., and on which roles can be assigned. E.g., various levels of admin, or particular game preferences, skill levels, available mods, etc. With the result that hardcore enthusiasts can have a boggling list of roles.

Karl

What is that?

A lack of concord or harmony between persons or things. But that's not important right now.

pst314

A messageboard and instant messaging platform used chiefly by gamers

Sounds innocuous, at least until leftists and borderline personalities enter the picture.

But that's not important right now.

I picked a bad week to give up drinking.

David

Sounds innocuous, at least until leftists and borderline personalities enter the picture.

My experience is fairly limited - I use it for one game that I’ve been playing for a couple of years, and for which it’s very useful, even fun. So far, it’s been much less prone to unhinged spite than, say, Twitter. But again, I dip a toe only in a small corner of it.

cc

Mr. pink hair and others like him have a bizarre idea of what women look and act like. He is made up like a sort of drag-queen lesbian. I bet he never gets the genitals removed.

It will work so well to shame people who cannot guess your personal made-up pronouns. That would be 9.5 billion people.

Didn't guess his gender right? Heck, hard to guess the species.

anon a mouse

Gonna start insisting that my wife call me "Cortes" from now on.

Killer or Conquistador?

The World Wonders...

pst314

American liberals embrace eco-terrorism.

Liberals have always insisted that the New Yorker and the New Republic are solid, respectable, mainstream liberal magazines. Every year, every month, every day makes it increasingly clear that liberalism inclines towards tyranny.

anon a mouse

American liberals embrace eco-terrorism.

Which, of course, would damage them far more than anyone else. Thinking ain't their strong suit.

pst314

Thinking ain't their strong suit.

I forget who first said it, but American liberals are like puppets: They have very few original thoughts but merely repeat, in some form or other, whatever garbage the far left comes up with. Think of a liberal as someone with a Marxist's hand stuck far up his ass manipulating his jaw and larynx.

aelfheld

Every day, in every way, they demonstrate the limitations of solipsism.

aelfheld
Frontal cortex needs that laser most of all.

It's limbic system all the way down, no frontal cortex involvement at all.

aelfheld
Speaking of pronouns, the Isle of Wight hoosegow has your back.

They need one reading 'Dear / God'.

Geezer

come for the arglebargle

I sometimes have a difficult time distinguishing "arglebargle" from "gibberish" and "gobbledygook".

Farnsworth M Muldoon

I sometimes have a difficult time distinguishing "arglebargle" from "gibberish" and "gobbledygook"

Arglebargle often leads to jiggery-pokery, gibberish leads to balderdash, gobbledygook leads to poppycock, and they all lead to tenure.

Sam Duncan

“Speaking of pronouns, the Isle of Wight hoosegow has your back.”

“#unitedforinclusion”. Yeah, Sam Goldwyn was ahead of his time: include me out.

Karl

liberalism inclines towards tyranny

As our own surly domestic eco-fascist explained recently on Good Morning Britain, once you've given people an opportunity to agree with you and they don't take it, violent terrorism is the only reasonable response.

pst314

As our own surly domestic eco-fascist explained recently on Good Morning Britain, once you've given people an opportunity to agree with you and they don't take it, violent terrorism is the only reasonable response.

It is increasingly difficult to find a sound reason to not return the favor.

pst314

It was "interesting" to learn that the surly domestic eco-fascist has not insulated his own home. It would be good to see somebody do a deep investigation of these fascists and their organizations: Where does their funding come from? Who does the organizing? Who are their associates? What are their histories, criminal backgrounds, etc?

WTP

Liberals have always insisted that the New Yorker and the New Republic are solid, respectable, mainstream liberal magazines.

In the late 80's/mid 90's TNR was moderate left. I subscribed to TNR and National Review for a time back then. Dropped NR after a while as it was just too damn snooty. The final straw for me was some article ranting about juke boxes, all of them supposedly, being owned by the mafia and thus putting money in a juke box, in addition to being an anti-capitalist move because you were paying money for nothing material, was also as much supporting organized crime as buying drugs. Blah, blah, blah. Well my TNR subscription didn't last too much longer. It was a couple years after that that they started publishing absurd, things-that-never-happened articles by Stephen Glass. I was astounded that no one questioned those. After he did one fabulist piece playing to all the leftist stereotypes regarding young Republicans and I didn't see a peep in response, I dropped my subscription. I really could not believe that no one saw through that. It wasn't until maybe 10 years later that I hear him being interviewed by Terry Gross on NPR regarding the Shattered Glass film that was coming out that I heard that he had been exposed. I think that was the point where I really started to lose trust in anyone at all on the left. During the Clinton years that TNR was regarded as the "in-flight magazine of Air Force One". It was stunning to me that those articles got that much exposure and no one questioned them for so long.

Every day, in every way, they demonstrate the limitations of solipsism.

It's the highest form of argument these days. Winner-winner, chicken-dinner every time. Your get-out-of-reality-free card. Even Scott Adams repeats this "we live in a simulation" nonsense. I have long jokingly engaged in it myself to explain the absurdities of this world.

Similarly, they don't even have to have an argument anymore. They just say stuff and you're supposed to accept it and shut up. A cousin-in-law, former professor of architecture at a HBCU is always answering these silly FB math quizzes that basically are variations of PEMDAS order of operations processing. It's a joke with my wife and I that he gets them wrong. Every. Damn. Time. It's sad how consistently wrong he is on these things. Then recently he posted a meme stating "Churches take in $72 billion. If that was taxed the rest of us would only have to pay 3% income tax". I says to him "You're not very good at math are you?" Oooh..."That's the problem with you engineers. Taking everything so literally. It's the point that's important". His father was a fairly well respected and well known architect in Italy and New York state. Fortunately I don't think cousin-in-law ever actually built anything. Never left the academic world. But I fear for what has become of his students of many decades. One more reason to stay away from any building built in the last 20 years or so.

Karl

It was "interesting" to learn that the surly domestic eco-fascist has not insulated his own home.

Also "interesting" was his irritated dismissal of that criticism, since he's far too self-importantly busy saving the world by limiting other people's lives than to waste time modifying his own.

Sam Duncan

“Taking everything so literally. It's the point that's important.”

To which I would reply, “And what is the point?”

By my rough back-of-a-smartphone calculations, all the churches' combined annual income, assuming the $72bn figure is correct, equates to 1.2% of the 2022 federal budget request of $6tn. (Or, as I like to visualise these things, enough to keep the government going for about four days.) If it were added to the estimated revenue for that fiscal year ($4.2tn), all else being equal*, it would reduce the deficit by very nearly 4%.

The point of that is that governments spend un-im-ag-inable amounts of money, and nobody else has enough to meaningfully reduce everyone's contribution.

*Hah!

Daniel Ream

It's a joke with my wife and I that he gets them wrong. Every. Damn. Time.

There's always some snooty Karen of a middle-school maths teacher who lectures everyone on order of operations on those, and I delight in pointing out that in many ambiguous cases the order of operations is not universal - there's a standard used by the major Physics journals, and a different one used by Mathematics journals.

anon a mouse

order of operations on those"

"But I don't want to identify as a subtraction! That's rayciss!"

*snort*

Steve E

Killer or Conquistador?

According to Shakey, Killer

dcardno

It was "interesting" to learn that the surly domestic eco-fascist has not insulated his own home.

I also thought it interesting that in his mind his trump argument was the 'millions of people in fuel poverty, and freezing to death in their homes' (my paraphrase...). The amusement comes from his lack of understanding that the whole 'fuel poverty' issue is a creation of the green energy policies that I suspect he otherwise supports.
What an odious little toad, by the way.

sH2

Applause would surely follow.

Seen on Twitter: "he identifies as a meme"

Jen

"How did I end up on TikTok…?" LOL

David

“How did I end up on TikTok…?”

It’s the mystery of our time.

David

if you can afford to buy implants, you can afford laser depilation or a decent razor.

It is, I think, rather funny that this person can devote considerable time and effort to publicly and repeatedly declaring his sexual novelty, his anomalous status, complete with TikTok videos, invented pronouns, endless hashtags, announcements of fetishes, and ostentatiously awful haircuts - and can then be miffed and surprised, or feign surprise, when that Theatre Of Self-Conscious Weirdness isn’t acknowledged, albeit inadvertently.

Apparently, the low-cut tops should have clinched the deal.

Stephanie Richer

Well, of course - low-cut tops define a woman.

The trans movement is firmly rooted in misogyny.

BT

“I am a polyamorous, pansexual, lesbian and nonbinary transwoman. I’m also a furry.”

You have to feel for kids these days. Back when I was a teen, if you wanted attention but weren’t at all interesting, all you had to do was make sure everyone knew you were bisexual. Optionally, with an eating disorder

pst314

Back when I was a teen, if you wanted attention but weren’t at all interesting, all you had to do was make sure everyone knew you were bisexual.

Even easier when I was a kid: Don't say anything; just wear ragged jeans, sandals, and tie-dyed t-shirts.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

... if you wanted attention but weren’t at all interesting...

An "anorexic in recovery" weighs in.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Genuine LOL.

semi retired conservative

“I am a polyamorous, pansexual, lesbian and nonbinary transwoman. I’m also a furry.”

I guess when you look like that you've got to cover every possible angle in order to get some lovin.

It left out severe onanism, necrophilia and bestiality.

Which are probably closer to being "its" true sexual outlets.

PiperPaul

Genuine LOL.

She can't get the bishop yet.

tolkein
It was "interesting" to learn that the surly domestic eco-fascist has not insulated his own home. It would be good to see somebody do a deep investigation of these fascists and their organizations: Where does their funding come from? Who does the organizing? Who are their associates? What are their histories, criminal backgrounds, etc?

Russia. Got to keep the price of Russian oil and gas up.
In the Soviet Union's day, it was for the benefit of the Soviet Union. I don't suppose the funded Greenham Common or Scargill because of love or affection.

anon a mouse

"pansexual"

*looks over at kitchen. Say what again?*

WTP

So after sitting here reading about the general demise of our civilization, my wife says to me, "The Rapture Rendezvous is going to be at Brasstown Bald (which happens to be the highest elevation point in the state of Georgia) in two weeks you know?" And I'm sitting here like...WTF you just say? She repeats it again, in all seriousness saying, "We're going, right?" And I'm like...come again? "The Rapture Rendezvous"...like we had discussed this before. WHAT? Wash, rinse, repeat for two more cycles before, with exhausted frustration in her voice, she literally, slowly reads it directly off of her iPad and says "The Raptor Rendezvous...". Raptor. Like the bird. Which 2-3 weeks ago we had discussed going to. Just so y'all understand why I drink.

David

my wife says to me, “The Rapture Rendezvous is going to be at Brasstown Bald (which happens to be the highest elevation point in the state of Georgia) in two weeks, you know?”

Heh. Have you been for a hearing test lately?

I’m just saying, we’re only getting your side of the story.

Thos.

I can't speak for him, but I know very well that my hearing is bad.

Oftentimes, it bothers me that I can't hear what people are saying.

Other times - like after checking the link in the OP - I'm a little relieved.

Joan

Vote Labour!

https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1442471274924675074

WTP

To which I would reply, “And what is the point?”

Yeah. I read his reply while waiting in loooong line at football concession stand, thought up a witty retort but by the time we got home he had deleted his post. Sad.

order of operations is not universal - there's a standard used by the major Physics journals, and a different one used by Mathematics journals.

Do you refer to the loooong division line symbol where it is intuitive that the result from all operations above the line are to be performed on the result of all the operations below the line, or something else? Either way, I generally have some sympathy with people who get such things wrong. Especially in software. The point is to communicate and an extra set of parenthesis or whatever can clarify most of these issues. Also doing the operation in more than one step using an intermediary variable. The harrumphing is silly. Which is why I never bother with them myself. What is amusing though, as I said, is how consistently wrong this college professor is. One answering simple algebra questions that any reasonably educated 8th grader would answer correctly

WTP

Heh. Have you been for a hearing test lately?

Heh. Yes, being something of an “engineer” I must consider all possibilities. The lady is a queen of malapropisms. I used to tease her that she might be a Bush. One of her things regarding what we’re having for dinner is to finish with “…and a slice of my infamous cheesecake!” Sometimes I just gotta let it go…sometimes.

Spatulate

The problem with wearing all white: How Test cricketers are managing anxiety around their periods

“If a player needs to leave the field in an emergency – and I consider periods to be – it’s just a human, decent thing to do,” she says of Beaumont’s request during the series. “Women in sport already have it hard enough as it is.”

Who on earth is telling female cricketers that they can't have period breaks? Put it up on the scoreboard, raise a flag for it, invent an umpire's signal for it, add it to the stat sheets, have a nice cup of tea while you're at it. Does anyone care?

The sequence seems to be: Harrumphing traditionalists delicately suggest that a five day match might be a bit long for the young ladies who need breaks to attend to female needs, feminists say women can do anything men can do, and how dare you try to control our bodies. They get the test matches they nagged for, and soon afterwards they turn around and pretend that the traditionalists have always been forcing women to play five day cricket matches (a format notoriously invented by men), and silencing women who delicately suggest that they might need breaks to attend to female needs.

Does Redfern feel that kit could be modernised for Test cricket – similar to some of the changes seen in the success of the Hundred – to adapt to women’s concerns? Redfern is realistic about any changes in the traditional form, but feels adamant that girls should at least be allowed to play in coloured kit.

They have a separate sport, a young sport without many traditions, so they can wear any colour they like. But "could the kit be modernised for Test cricket" isn't answered by yeah sure, just give the manufacturer the Pantone code when you're putting in the order for the women's uniforms. In a passive aggressive way, it proposes that now that women have been granted the status of test cricketers, can we change the traditional uniforms that male test cricketers wear?

It seems to be a dressup issue. If they look different from the men, then they decouple themselves from the statusful male tradition, and then it's just a bunch of women in novel uniforms throwing a ball around a field, and what was the point?

Sam Duncan

Nothing to add, Spatulate, except a quiet round of applause as might greet a well-timed sweep-shot to the boundary. Spot-on there.

John Lewis

Women’s cricket is being strongly pushed by the bbc et al. They recently trumpeted a world record crowd of over 17,000 for the final of the women’s “hundred” and over 250k attending the entire tournament.

A small problem is that the final and I believe all group matches were played on the same days and at the same grounds as a corresponding match in the men’s tournament.

Fred the Fourth

Farnsworth, Piper,
Check out the game in progress at the AnarchyChess subreddit.
A recent move: a white pawn tested positive for Covid and is quarantined.
( It all went downhill after 4. White buys a hotel on E5...)

WTP

Women’s cricket is being strongly pushed by the bbc et al.

I suppose that explains the recent quasi-viral video of the doggie running on to the pitch(?) chasing after the ball? The "Oops! My dog pulled the leash out of my hand while I am standing on the field of a match where a televised game is being played! Whatever am I to do but chase after it almost, but not quite, comically!" Wonder how much time they spent rehearsing that one?

Farnsworth M Muldoon

...AnarchyChess subreddit...

That is painful, a visual blow by blow of the game that is easier to follow.

pst314

The lady is a queen of malapropisms.

Has she read any of the Aubrey-Maturin novels? Jack Aubrey's many malapropisms are very funny.

Karl

just a bunch of women in novel uniforms throwing a ball around a field

1. Identify a respected institution.
2. kill it.
3. gut it.
4. wear its carcass as a skin suit, while demanding respect.

Pacé David Burge

David

The lady is a queen of malapropisms.

And yet, were we to ask your beloved and long-suffering, I suspect we might hear mutterings of “deaf old duffer” and “never bloody listens.”

pst314

And yet, were we to ask your beloved and long-suffering, I suspect we might hear mutterings of “deaf old duffer” and “never bloody listens.”

Do you speak from experience? [ checks distance to door ]

David

Do you speak from experience?

[ Reaches under bar, a button is pushed. ]

It hurts less if you don’t struggle.

pst314

I'll take that as a 'yes'. [ puts on boots with heavy electrically insulating soles ]

David

I’ll take that as a ‘yes’.

I was once regaling The Other Half with a particularly long and complicated piece of gossip and was about halfway through the saga when I realised he was wearing wireless earbuds and was in fact listening to, and chuckling at, something else entirely.

WTP

Has she read any of the Aubrey-Maturin novels? Jack Aubrey's many malapropisms are very funny.

Heh. You're assuming it's intentional...thanks, but there's enough confusion as is. ;)

And yet, were we to ask your beloved and long-suffering...

Well if that Rapture Rendezvous was some sort of Freudian slip, she won't be suffering for long...presumably...

...I suspect we might hear mutterings of “deaf old duffer” and “never bloody listens.”

What goes around comes around, IYKWIM...

WTP

...and I now see that you do...

Dr. Chaotica

It will work so well to shame people who cannot guess your personal made-up pronouns. That would be 9.5 billion people.

Since the global population is 7.9 billion people at present, I'm not sure how that's possible. Even if you count all of the dead and imaginary people who voted for Joe Biden, I don't think that will get you to 9.5 billion.

Dr. Chaotica

The point is to communicate and an extra set of parenthesis or whatever can clarify most of these issues.

Exactly! That's my response to any order-of-operations puzzle: you can avoid that whole mess by adding some parentheses. And if you can't be bothered to do that, you must want to be misunderstood.

ccscientist

Dr. Chaotica: I guess I'm just anticipating 9.5 billion at some point in the future, but my point stands. 7.9 billion cannot guess your personal made-up pronouns.

pst314

Heh. You're assuming it's intentional...

? Jack Aubrey's malapropisms are clearly unintentional, as I assume hers are with the possible exception of "infamous cheesecake".

pst314

Also doing the operation in more than one step using an intermediary variable.

But that might slow execution, say some programmers, ignoring the fact that the loss is trivially small. An autism-level lack of interest in making code unambiguous and easy to maintain is a not-uncommon failing: "I'm real smart, so everyone else should adjust to my brilliance!" Never mind that Mr. Brilliant cannot remember it all two years later.

Sam Duncan

Catch it while it's hot.

This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedia's deletion policy.

Fuck Joe Biden is a chant used by students during the 2021-22 college football season...

Baceseras

Vote Labour!

Same circular energy

WTP

But that might slow execution, say some programmers, ignoring the fact that the loss is trivially small.

Premature Optimization Is The Root Of All Evil...ok not all, but...

Steve E

Well if that Rapture Rendezvous was some sort of Freudian slip, she won't be suffering for long...presumably...

If you go, don't drink the Kool-Aid and avoid men on horseback.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

...as I assume hers are with the possible exception of "infamous cheesecake".

Infamous Cheesecake is, of course, a band name, but no one has asked about why it was the last thing the three previous husbands who passed away unexpectedly had for dinner, or why it smells strangely of bitter almonds.

Fred the Fourth

WTP, pst314,
When I paid Cubic Dollars for a compiler with good optimization, I expected to get value for money.
In source code, the optimization that counts the most is Lack of Ambiguity, followed closely by Human Readability.

pst314

In source code, the optimization that counts the most is Lack of Ambiguity, followed closely by Human Readability.

Agreed: I have seen programs so badly written (and without useful comments) that they were simply scrapped and replaced as being too expensive to maintain. But don't forget choice of proper algorithm: I have seen code that was very slow because of this. Think linear search vs. binary search, and then generalize the idea. :-o

pst314

Musicians when they were very young

WTP

Agreed: I have seen programs so badly written (and without useful comments) that they were simply scrapped and replaced as being too expensive to maintain.

Years ago, so long ago that it was about the time I found this place, I worked on enhancing a fingerprint matcher SDK. The matcher code itself remained as-is but the different ways of matching (known vs unknown finger, ten-print vs latent) was to be enhanced. Very tight C++ code that was itself very well written back before the significant change to the language around 1996. Thus no IDE to work with (also due to some security restrictions). I was told three younger guys couldn't figure it out and the lead guy I had to work with was an uber-geek of the marginally autistic nature. A very, very conservative Christian guy who was known as the Human Compiler for his detailed knowledge, off the top of his head knowledge, of several software languages. The underlying data had to be encrypted/de-encrypted on the fly thus extensive use of temporary pointers...and of "template" (forget the specific meaning of 'template' right now) pointers. Fortunately the naming convention was followed throughout the code. Unfortunately trying to remember that "temp->" meant "template" and "t->" was consistently used for "temporary" was rather difficult for a guy who spent much of his career debugging junior and weak programmer code to trust the consistency being consistent. The code was full of these extremely terse...but consistent...variable names. "c->" was another one for...something.

Daniel Ream

AnarchyChess

This is a thing which exists and I own it.

An autism-level lack of interest in making code unambiguous and easy to maintain is a not-uncommon failing

Static code analyzers are getting better all the time at measuring code complexity and readability. Good complexity scores are 10-15. 25-30 indicates overly complex code that needs rewriting. Our code generally scores around 97.

But don't forget choice of proper algorithm

Realistically, you shouldn't be coding any well-known algorithm from scratch; that's what libraries are for.

Very tight C++ code

We're in the midst of a fascinating time right now, as all the conventional old programming languages are getting replaced (finally) with modern versions that maintain similar syntax but prevent the bad ideas and habits of the originals. Crystal for Ruby, Golang for Python, Kotlin for Java, and Rust for C/C++.

pst314

Woke academics explained to Afghan men and women why Marcel Duchamp's toilet is great art. Hundreds of millions of dollars spent on "gender programs" including child care facilities at police stations as if Afghanistan were just another Minneapolis suburb full of Prairie Home Companion listeners.

Meanwhile, the systematic murder of Classical Studies continues apace, justified with language familiar to anyone who has encountered encomia to “German physics” in the Germany of the 1930s or “socialist science,” as distinct from the bourgeois variety, in the Soviet Union from the same period will know.

These two data points could be used to argue for the destruction of Western Civilization on the grounds that it is incurably decadent and depraved, but an infinitely better case can be made for the rescue of the West through the systematic destruction of the Left and all its works.

pst314

Well that's odd: The spam filter seems to have eaten my comment. Maybe because it contained two links?

David

Freed.

David

“She struggled with identifying my gender and it’s like… what?”

Somewhat related:

Even if you accidentally misgender me, it’s still intentional.

You see, if you encounter a mentally ill man who pretends to be a woman, and if you’re unprepared for such an encounter, and are insufficiently deferential to his fantasy, even momentarily, then you’re a villain and should be scolded.

Note that the one doing the misgendering can only ever be you. Other possibilities being inconceivable.

David

His pronouns, by the way, are “she/her/ally.”

David

Apparently, “cis people should not be having conversations about trans issues.” We should, it seems, be mere objects of discussion, not participants. Or, don’t talk back.

Also, trans people can’t fart.

Trilby

I am a polyamorous, pansexual, lesbian

I am still confused as to how one can be pansexual and a lesbian.

Don't get me started on a trans female being a lesbian either.

Alice

Note that the one doing the misgendering can only ever be you. Other possibilities being inconceivable.

That.

David

That.

I suppose the question is, who’s gaslighting whom?

[ Added: ]

I think it’s what makes trans activism different from that of other groups with which transgender people are often equated. Someone being gay, for instance, doesn’t generally entail a demand that everyone else either hallucinate or pretend to hallucinate. Which is to say, trans activism often includes a belief that the rest of us should pretend that the physical reality we can see is somehow not the case. And unsurprisingly, people may object to being told that they should lie on demand.

As noted in the post linked above,

If someone is at odds with themselves, with their physical being, then making demands of others, expecting them to lie, and then complaining that said lies are insufficiently convincing and therefore “even more violent” – none of this seems likely to alter the basic dissonance. Though it does seem likely to test the patience of anyone inclined to be indulgent. Goodwill being a finite resource and all.

And so, there are self-styled activists who are outraged that efforts to oblige them, however politely and in keeping with current fashion, are still insufficiently convincing and can’t quite overcome the outraged person’s own doubts as to what it is they are.

WTP

Which is to say, trans activism often includes a belief that the rest of us should pretend that the physical reality we can see is somehow not the case. And unsurprisingly, people may object to being told that they should lie on demand.

That's a bit unfair. It's not just the trannies who feel that others buy into their delusions. There's the people who believe Trump told people to drink bleach despite clear video evidence to the contrary, similar with his "fine people" statement, that Joe Biden's behavior is completely normal for a POTUS, similar his son, similar his VP, that burning buildings are simply "peaceful protests", a new one that $3.5 trillion (or is it $5 trillion now?) is really zero..or close to zero, that George Floyd and Trayvon Martin are heroes, etc. etc. etc.

There's a lot of demanding that others participate in the psychosis, especially mass psychosis, so why shouldn't trans people get a piece of the action? Especially when people are afraid to challenge it and they can get away with it so easily.

pst314

Freed.

Thank you, David! What else is likely to trigger the spam filter, aside from multiple links?

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