Friday, October 11, 2019

How would woke activists treat F.R.I.E.N.D.S ?

Were the super-hit F.R.I.E.N.D.S sitcom (which is probably the most repeatedly-aired show in several Mid-East channels for some reason - surf through Arabic cable channels and you'll likely see it running in at least two) to air in today's times,

Which of these would have greater odds that today's super-woke crowd would object to it, and get the show cancelled or incontrovertibly mutilated to make it politically correct and completely unfunny?

1. Joey's attitudes towards women, and Monica, Rachel and Phoebe's acceptance and non-objection to the same.

2. Rachel's portrayal of fashionable but dumb city girls

3. Fat-shaming of Monica's past

I don't have any objection to any of these - I love the Friends sitcom precisely for its imperfectness. But measure it by today's supposed standards and you might scratch at the surface of why people are getting sick and tired of the SJWs / woke crowd.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Cutlure wars : what the two sides are saying

One side says:

I am speaking out at considerable risk to my reputation, career and possibly my freedom, because i am concerned about so and so thing happening, because it violates so and so principles that I hold dear, without which life would not be worth living. I uphold the other side's right to believe and speak what they believe in, but their so and so actions or support for them are running afoul of so and so basic principles, and are violating these and these rights of mine and other people that I care for, which is not fair.

The other side says:

I hate that other side. There is no way we can negotiate or compromise. They are evil. I don't want to "live and let live" - I want to exterminate their existence. I forbid you or anybody from listening from them - forget about obeying; if you even so much as hear their speech, you yourself might become evil like some contagion. I am not interested in any dialogue or any debate, and I will go out of my way to prevent anybody from listening to what the other side has to say, because I've already decided that they're evil, only I know what is right, and there is nothing that can possibly change my mind.

Which of these sides seems less dangerous to you?

Why are you being ordered to bow down to the one that sounds more dangerous?

Banning your opponent from defending themselves

First question that comes to mind:
Is there a matching gag order on everyone who hates this guy?

If everyone who hates him is allowed to go to town attacking him, while he and everyone in his camp are banned from saying one word in defense of him,

Then how the bloody hell do you have any kind of fair system?

The hypocrisy of people calling themselves "liberals" speaks volumes in this case. They can't survive a fair dialogue / debate, so they cheat, restrict their opponents from speaking out against their lies, and tip the scales in their favor.

Here's another similar case going on, this one enforced by Facebook instead of the courts:

WATCH: Facebook Admits To Censoring Users Who Post Pro-Tommy Robinson Messages

To justify system change, we need...

"To fight climate change, we need system change"

How about turning that around.

"To justify system change, we need climate change"

Or, more accurately, we need a bogey / huge fear.
In normal circumstances your proposed radical changes will not be entertained, because they don't hold up to rational inspection; their track record is bad; they've butchered too many millions of people; they've delivered the exact opposite of what they promised (said everybody will be prosperous; ensured everyone stays impoverished).

So you need an emergency to push your agenda through.

It's all huny dory while the emergency is real.
But when it emerges to not be all it was hyped up to be, then your loyalty to your agenda overpowers your obligation to reality.
And you start down the slippery road of propaganda : of nonstop fear-mongering, of demonizing everyone who wants to rationally think about what you're advocating, who asks pesky questions. Anyone who dares to question you is to be branded away as evil. Because your cause is more important than reality.

There's another term for this. "Crisis capitalism". Ironic that it's the Left capitalizing on it.

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