The P C Madness thread.

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  1. wwkirk

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    A cutting edge PC innovation, neopronouns!
    A Guide to Neopronouns

    New York Times raises eyebrows with lengthy explainer on alternative pronouns: 'Is this all real?'

    Here's the idea:
    The article goes on to quote practitioners explaining their reasoning for choosing a neopronoun, including a 15-year-old who feels their affinity for vampires is part of their gender.

    Examples:

    "A neopronoun can also be a so-called 'noun-self pronoun,' in which a pre-existing word is drafted into use as a pronoun. Noun-self pronouns can refer to animals — so your pronouns can be "bun/bunself" and 'kitten/kittenself.' Others refer to fantasy characters — 'vamp/vampself,' 'prin/cess/princesself,' 'fae/faer/faeself' — or even just common slang, like "Innit/Innits/Innitself."

     
  2. August

    August Metanoia

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    These people need locking up. w19
     
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  3. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    Bill Maher blasts cancel culture turned 'summary execution': 'What happened to just accepting the apology?

    "Real Time" host Bill Maher refueled his disdain for cancel culture on Friday night, yearning for the good ol' days when an apology was enough to move on from a mistake.

    After brutally mocking U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, over his growing sex scandal, Maher began the panel discussion by predicting the Florida Republican will blame his political woes on "cancel culture," which Maher insisted would not be a "good development" because "the critique of cancel culture is getting a bad name."

    "Because cancel culture does need to be critiqued," Maher stressed.

    Maher then pointed to the controversy surrounding NBA player Meyers Leonard, whose career has been in freefall ever since he used an anti-Semitic slur last month during a Twitch stream while playing the video game "Call of Duty: Warzone."


    "I mean, before the day was out, banned, fined by the NBA and traded," Maher said. "They're making him -- of course, the groveling apology -- and then he's meeting with rabbis, Holocaust survivors ... Do we have to drag the Holocaust into this? Really? Passover, he has to go on Zoom in front of college kids so they can yell at him.

    "Does everything have to be a summary execution in America? What happened to just accepting the apology? Oh OK, you made a mistake as humans do. I mean, could we get on with our lives?"

    "Does everything have to be a summary execution in America? What happened to just accepting the apology?"
    — Bill Maher

    The HBO star called Leonard's punishment "bulls---," suggesting that a "big name" NBA player would not have been suspended

    "It's American bloodlust for groveling. It's just gross," Maher said. "I don't want to be part of that team... I don't want to live in a country where we have the Red Guard... We have a Red Guard in this country now."

    "It's American bloodlust for groveling. It's just gross."
    — Bill Maher

    Maher later decried the politicization of companies as MLB and Coca-Cola have been feuding with Georgia over its election reform bill that was signed into law, citing Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, choosing not to throw the first pitch at a Texas Rangers game after the All-Star Game was pulled out of Atlanta.

    "It seems like we're politicizing even the products we use."
    — Bill Maher

    "We're taking sides now," Maher said. "We're going to get down, I think, to a place where Democrats drink Coke and then Republicans will have to drink -- You think that's where we're heading? It seems like we're politicizing even the products we use."

    He exclaimed, "We're taking this to the cereal aisle in America! I thought we were going to come together!"

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  4. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer tall, thin, irritable

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    I've listened to Joe Rogan and he's OK but I never developed a taste. Last Podcast on the Left went to Spotify also. I removed the app from my phone some time ago for purely mundane admin reasons. Now I don't think I'll bother putting it back.

    Spotify Quietly Deletes Controversial Episodes Of ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ | HuffPost

    Music streaming giant Spotify has been removing episodes of its incredibly popular podcast “The Joe Rogan Experience” from the platform — and the most recently axed episodes were deleted just this week.

    So far, 42 episodes of the podcast’s catalog have been nixed from the audio streamer, according to Digital Music News, a source for music industry news and analysis. It’s unclear why these episodes have been pulled, but some episodes cited by Variety seem to contain controversial content.

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    Episodes that have been removed include interviews with far-right figures such as former Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos and Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes, as well as four episodes with comedian Chris D’Elia, who last year was accused of “grooming” underage girls and soliciting child pornography.

    Three episodes with Bulletproof Coffee founder Dave Asprey were also deleted from the platform, DMN reported. Asprey, who refers to himself as the “father of biohacking,” developed a high-fat diet that has been criticized for being “unscientific.” Vox called it a “caricature of a bad fad-diet book.”

    HuffPost reached out to Spotify for comment but did not receive an immediate response.

    Rogan was apparently made aware that some episodes wouldn’t make it over to the platform as part of a $100 million deal he struck with Spotify last year to move his podcast from YouTube over to the streamer exclusively.
     
  5. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    The 10 radical new rules that are changing America

    There are 10 new ideas that are changing America, maybe permanently.

    1. Money is a construct. It can be created from thin air. Annual deficits and aggregate national debt no longer matter much. Prior presidents ran up huge annual deficits, but at least there were some concessions that the money was real and had to be paid back. Not now. As we near $30 trillion in national debt and 110 percent of annual GDP, our elites either believe permanent zero interest rates make the cascading obligation irrelevant, or the larger the debt, the more likely we will be forced to address needed income redistribution.

    2. Laws are not necessarily binding anymore. Joe Biden took an oath to "take care that the laws be faithfully executed." But he has willfully rendered federal immigration laws null and void. Some rioters are prosecuted for violating federal laws, others not so much. Arrests, prosecutions and trials are all fluid. Ideology governs when a law is still considered a law.

    Crime rates do not necessarily matter. If someone is carjacked, assaulted or shot, it can be understood to be as much the victim’s fault as the perpetrator’s. Either the victim was too lax, uncaring and insensitive, or he provoked his attacker. How useful the crime is to the larger agendas of the left determines whether a victim is really a victim, and the victimizer really a victimizer.

    3. Racialism is now acceptable. We are defined first by our ethnicity or religion, and only secondarily — if at all — by an American commonality. The explicit exclusion of whites from college dorms, safe spaces and federal aid programs is now noncontroversial. It is unspoken payback for perceived past sins, or a type of "good" racism. Falsely being called a racist makes one more guilty than falsely calling someone else a racist.

    4. The immigrant is mostly preferable to the citizen. The newcomer, unlike the host, is not stained by the sins of America’s founding and history. Most citizens currently must follow quarantine rules and social distancing, stay out of school and obey all the laws. Yet those entering the United States illegally need not follow such apparently superfluous COVID-19 rules. Their children should be immediately schooled without worry of quarantine. Immigrants need not worry about their illegal entry or residence in America. Our elites believe illegal entrants more closely resemble the "founders" than do legal citizens, about half of whom they consider irredeemable.

    5. Most Americans should be treated as we would treat little children. They cannot be asked to provide an ID to vote. "Noble lies" by our elites about COVID-19 rules are necessary to protect "Neanderthals" from themselves. Americans deserve relief from the stress of grades, standardized testing and normative rules of school behavior. They still are clueless about why it is good for them to pay far more for their gasoline, heating and air conditioning.

    6. Hypocrisy is passé. Virtue-signaling is alive. Climate change activists fly on private jets. Social justice warriors live in gated communities. Multibillionaire elitists pose as victims of sexism, racism and homophobia. The elite need these exemptions to help the helpless. It is what you say to lesser others about how to live, not how you yourself live, that matters.

    7. Ignoring or perpetuating homelessness is preferable to ending it. It is more humane to let thousands of homeless people live, eat, defecate and use drugs on public streets and sidewalks than it is to green-light affordable housing, mandate hospitalization for the mentally ill and create sufficient public shelter areas.

    8. McCarthyism is good. Destroying lives and careers for incorrect thoughts saves more lives and careers. Cancel culture and the Twitter Reign of Terror provide needed deterrence. Now that Americans know they are one wrong word, act or look away from losing their livelihoods, they are more careful and will behave in a more enlightened fashion. The social media guillotine is the humane, scientific tool of the woke.

    9. Ignorance is preferable to knowledge. Neither statue-toppling, nor name-changing, nor the 1619 Project require any evidence or historical knowledge. Heroes of the past were simple constructs. Undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees reflect credentials, not knowledge. The brand, not what created it, is all that matters.

    10. Wokeness is the new religion, growing faster and larger than Christianity. Its priesthood outnumbers the clergy and exercises far more power. Silicon Valley is the new Vatican, and Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Twitter are the new gospels. Americans privately fear these rules while publicly appearing to accept them. They still could be transitory and invite a reaction. Or they are already near-permanent and institutionalized.

    The answer determines whether a constitutional republic continues as once envisioned, or warps into something never imagined by those who created it.

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  6. August

    August Metanoia

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    Is this all part of what they are calling the Great Reset ?
     
  7. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    Its all part of some-thing which I doubt the outcome is going to be Great by any means...

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  8. JahaRa

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    We all need to just completely unplug from social media and any news. Once enough of us do that the sponsors will realize they are loosing money and quit paying for this crap. I don't like Bill Mahr but he does sometimes make a good point. He belabors everything to death though.
     
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  9. pepe

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    They are going to have to men in black us, I think it was refered to as a neuralyzer and one won't be enough for me.

    The mind can, to an individual be altered or cherry picked to suit a desired truth over time but in order for it to succeed when treating the masses it has to be in the hands of a dictator and backed up with threats of punishment.
     
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  10. August

    August Metanoia

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    Yep.
     
  11. nivek

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    When highways are racist

    President Biden’s Department of Transportation has shut down a highway project that was planned by Houston, saying the road construction was a classic case of racial injustice.

    At the same time, feds demanded construction contractors tied to the job get rid of all their black-ink pens, saying any color but green sent a message of racial injustice.

    One of those scenarios is true; the other, parody. Can you guess?

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    “DOT halts Texas highway project in test of Biden’s promises on race,” Politico wrote. “The department’s use of civil rights laws has buoyed activists on the ground and surprised even seasoned regulators in Washington.”

    Pete Buttigieg, the new Transportation secretary, has found a cause, it seems. And it’s called Wiping Out Racist Roadways. ‘Cause nothing says Black lives don’t matter like a newly blacktopped road that doesn’t wind and weave through the right neighborhoods.

    The backstory is this: Local activists complained the Interstate 45 widening project, which had been in works for years, would unduly burden a particular minority-dominated community and displace the Hispanic and Black residents, along with some schools and places of worship and businesses.

    OK. So some people don’t want the road. Valid viewpoints. Well and good.

    But why’s it gotta go racist?

    “I think this project is the poster child for [Biden’s] policies,” said Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, in reference to the White House’s vow to put social justice at the front and center of any and all policy decisions.

    Social justice and environmental justice.

    The two, after all, in the minds of the far left, are intertwined.

    On this Houston project, the DOT pulled out the Civil Rights Act and slapped down the race card to halt the groundbreaking.

    If Buttigieg wins on this — if he manages to make the case that this project should stay stopped based on some sort of racial equity cause — well then, expect the floodgates for more racist roadway cases to open wide.

    States won’t be able to fill a pothole without first checking with Al Sharpton.

    (More on the link)

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  12. August

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  14. AD1184

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    I don't really think this qualifies as PC nonsense. It is clickbait to say that someone is alleging that 'roads are racist'. Urban and infrastructure planning decisions can be formed on racist criteria and, frankly, the US has a long history of this, sadly. Having a highway go through a neighbourhood can be devastating to the residents. If the reasons for that decision are that wealthier, whiter areas are able to exert influence not to have it go through theirs then that does raise questions about racial equity.
     
  15. August

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  16. Standingstones

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    I would like to know how many people are still listening to Joe Rogan. I was a regular listener when you could go to YouTube and pull up an episode. I refuse to join Spotify just to listen to Rogan. He also moved to Texas since he signed with Spotify. The list of people he has interviewed is a mixed bag in my mind. It was easier to get guests in California than in Texas.

    The idea of Spotify being this censor is a big negative to me. Part of the allure with Rogan was that he and his guests could say whatever they wanted. No one had to worry about speaking out on their opinions. I am sure Rogan doesn’t care much now that he can cash that $100 million check.
     
  17. pigfarmer

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    There's something to that, a much older story. Something to do with the construction of the parkways in the NY Metro area. There's a reason they're of a certain size and type of construction. Short for curvy and hilly with low stone bridges. Don't remember the exact reasoning but sorting out undesirables was definitely behind it.
     
  18. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    To say "white supremacy is weaved into our founding documents and principles" in reference to America is one of the most ignorant things I've read/heard someone say lately...

     
  19. August

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    No more smooching for Snow White.

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  20. nivek

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    Yeah here's more on that silly fiasco...

    New scene from Disneyland's Snow White ride is prompting backlash



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    However, it's the "true love's kiss" grand finale between Snow White and her prince that is drawing scrutiny from the San Francisco Gate.

    "The new grand finale of Snow White's Enchanted Wish is the moment when the Prince finds Snow White asleep under the Evil Queen's spell and gives her "true love's kiss" to release her from the enchantment," the outlet writes. "A kiss he gives to her without her consent, while she's asleep, which cannot possibly be true love if only one person knows it's happening."

    "Haven't we already agreed that consent in early Disney movies is a major issue? That teaching kids that kissing, when it hasn't been established if both parties are willing to engage, is not OK?," The San Francisco Gate continues. "It's hard to understand why the Disneyland of 2021 would choose to add a scene with such old fashioned ideas of what a man is allowed to do to a woman, especially given the company's current emphasis on removing problematic scenes from rides like Jungle Cruise and Splash Mountain. Why not re-imagine an ending in keeping with the spirit of the movie and Snow White's place in the Disney canon, but that avoids this problem?"

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