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Damali
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"Can we have a general convo about PC Culture / Cancel Culture?"
Thu Aug-29-19 06:06 PM by Damali

          

I actually have three very specific questions:


1. What is PC or Cancel Culture?

2. Who exactly has PC/Cancel culture actually harmed?

3. What are the specific losses they have suffered?

I really want to parse this out because these terms get thrown around so much so we should probably all know what we are each really talking about here.

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Most of the people visibly harmed by cancel culture was due to actual
Aug 29th 2019
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so then were they harmed by cancel culture? or their own bad behavior?
Aug 29th 2019
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      Bad press, bad social media coverage, losing income
Aug 29th 2019
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      RE: Bad press, bad social media coverage, losing income
Sep 02nd 2019
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      100.
Aug 29th 2019
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      I thought it was a reference to people LITERALLY saying
Aug 29th 2019
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           Looking at Spacey's IMDb page, THAT dude got cancelled for real
Aug 29th 2019
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                it took nearly 15 years after dude's proclivities were made fun of
Aug 29th 2019
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People being "cancelled" isn't REALLY a thing.
Aug 29th 2019
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yes. public people have faced scrutiny forever
Aug 30th 2019
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Cancel Culture doesn't exist
Aug 29th 2019
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The Cosby Show still comes on TV.
Aug 29th 2019
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I saw you on Aqua teen hunger force
Aug 29th 2019
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you clearly don't pay attention to the news at all
Aug 30th 2019
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      Lol
Aug 30th 2019
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           Ugh, if you think those are facts, you're outta your league here lol
Sep 02nd 2019
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I'm getting annoyed with how ridiculous PCness has gotten
Aug 29th 2019
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so, you don't actually experience any of the things you don't like
Aug 29th 2019
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Have I experienced PC and cancel culture personally, no.
Aug 30th 2019
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      so you've never actually experienced it. but someone told you it exists
Aug 30th 2019
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      so then
Sep 02nd 2019
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you didn't define it though. What exactly is PCness?
Aug 30th 2019
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      Protecting the the culture of whiteness
Sep 01st 2019
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           Yuuuup
Sep 02nd 2019
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           um, are you walihorse? that's who I was talking to.
Sep 02nd 2019
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Go tell it the the KKK
Aug 30th 2019
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um where did I say I'm mad?
Aug 30th 2019
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RE: Can we have a general convo about PC Culture / Cancel Culture?
Aug 30th 2019
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Alladis
Aug 30th 2019
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RE: Can we have a general convo about PC Culture / Cancel Culture?
Aug 30th 2019
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      you literally just did exactly what I said the problem with this shit is
Aug 30th 2019
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           not surprised that this was your response
Sep 02nd 2019
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                you need to develop more tools
Sep 03rd 2019
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                     as if I'm invested in you LOL
Sep 03rd 2019
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                          you're wrong as hell?
Sep 03rd 2019
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It's an attempt to control language, and thus control thought
Aug 30th 2019
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an attempt by who?
Aug 30th 2019
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      Short answer is the everyday citizen. Long answer is the corporations...
Aug 30th 2019
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           huh?
Aug 30th 2019
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                stop playing dumb...you know what that poster means
Aug 30th 2019
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                     excuse me but was I talking to you?
Sep 02nd 2019
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RE: Can we have a general convo about PC Culture / Cancel Culture?
Aug 30th 2019
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an excellent critical analysis.
Sep 02nd 2019
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Thank you for asking the questions
Sep 02nd 2019
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^ This is why I love you!
Sep 04th 2019
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      thanks friend
Sep 09th 2019
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annoying folks mad at even more annoying people; mostly a strawman.
Aug 30th 2019
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um, love u but that made no sense.
Sep 02nd 2019
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      Mynoriti articulated it better.
Sep 04th 2019
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RE: Can we have a general convo about PC Culture / Cancel Culture?
Aug 30th 2019
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This is cancel culture
Aug 30th 2019
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Kind of like this
Sep 01st 2019
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I can't get past the blatant misuse of the word "Culture"
Sep 01st 2019
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Mad annoying
Sep 01st 2019
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it's more call-out than cancel, and its mostly self righteous bs
Sep 02nd 2019
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i'm more interested in answers to those specific questions..
Sep 02nd 2019
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      A general convo about PC but only with my specific questions
Sep 02nd 2019
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           those questions are a clarifying starting point
Sep 02nd 2019
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                happy labor day
Sep 02nd 2019
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"Political Correctness" is just a catch all, buzz word
Sep 03rd 2019
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nothingburger applies here lol
Sep 03rd 2019
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That's a good point.
Sep 04th 2019
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      the right are on some fake outrage as much as anyone
Sep 04th 2019
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      I don't know if that is fake outrage as much as hypocritical.
Sep 04th 2019
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      nah its fake
Sep 04th 2019
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           Anything to avoid the actual police brutality convo
Sep 04th 2019
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           Oh I agree with that. I am just saying that they are actually outraged....
Sep 04th 2019
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      man, that is one of the KEY tools of their trade.
Sep 04th 2019
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           yup
Sep 04th 2019
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      at one point i used the term guys
Sep 04th 2019
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      Yeeeeerooowwwww
Sep 04th 2019
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      someone who wasn't you had a conversation you didn't like
Sep 04th 2019
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eh, I'm deleting
Sep 04th 2019
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Frank: I am going to cancel this topic.
Sep 04th 2019
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can you just delete Damali?
Sep 05th 2019
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      hold up. why would we want to delete her? she just asked questions
Sep 05th 2019
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people like to drop it's ineffectiveness as proof it isn't real
Sep 09th 2019
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I love that you typed out this ridiculous shit
Sep 09th 2019
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point out the fury
Sep 10th 2019
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      cool.
Oct 31st 2019
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           Regular People get fired for saying/doing the wrong thing all the time
Oct 31st 2019
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                #1 - I don't see an example
Oct 31st 2019
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                I'll give you the full month, who got cancelled in october?
Oct 31st 2019
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                     You know Steve Gilardi? The Guy that worked 3rd shift at
Oct 31st 2019
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                          who cancelled him? he was a victim of callout and cancel culture?
Oct 31st 2019
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yup
Sep 13th 2019
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RE: Can we have a general convo about PC Culture / Cancel Culture?
Sep 10th 2019
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connecting nipplegate and facebook in 2004 is a stretch and a half, man
Sep 13th 2019
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Obama needs to be cancelled for trying to cancel cancel culture
Oct 30th 2019
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i have no idea
Oct 30th 2019
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"Hey Obama" tweet & thinkpiece stampede incoming
Oct 31st 2019
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even the fuckin president can't come up with an example, damn
Oct 31st 2019
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obama is trying to prevent the left from choking itself out.
Oct 31st 2019
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yup
Oct 31st 2019
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where is the purity left
Oct 31st 2019
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the whole affair was a mess
Oct 31st 2019
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it absolutely is a centrist bitch covering thier ass and class interests
Oct 31st 2019
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^^^^^
Nov 01st 2019
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everyone is the opposition to the outrage machine
Oct 31st 2019
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      where they at and why haven't they gotten biden out of the paint yet
Oct 31st 2019
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           I was referring to the right wing outrage machine.
Oct 31st 2019
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                same question tbh
Oct 31st 2019
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                     Lol
Nov 01st 2019
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Nah he wasn’t incorrect about this one.
Oct 31st 2019
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He’s spot on.
Oct 31st 2019
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Civil: drone strike on a wedding party in Yemen
Oct 31st 2019
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this is what sucks
Oct 31st 2019
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      Yep. Which is why I wish someone else would have said it
Oct 31st 2019
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      That's extremely well stated, and you identified the catch
Oct 31st 2019
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Lol he is such a bitch.
Oct 31st 2019
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He was definitely right about twitter outrage not being activism.
Oct 31st 2019
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so you're going to do something other than whine on social media?
Oct 31st 2019
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lol please keep telling us about people you've never met.
Oct 31st 2019
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      still waiting
Oct 31st 2019
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Twitter is more toxic than FB imo
Oct 31st 2019
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such a hoe
Oct 31st 2019
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Damn obeezy just ethered RJCC
Nov 01st 2019
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      imagine having me on your mind all the time
Nov 01st 2019
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NY Times article about teenage cancel culture (swipe):
Nov 04th 2019
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insufferable read
Nov 04th 2019
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1. "Most of the people visibly harmed by cancel culture was due to actual"
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Legal action : R Kelly, Cosby, Kevin Spacey.


Louis CK has had his shows removed from platforms so he's probably losing money from that and he had his movie that was getting ready to premier got cancelled

Behind the scenes we don't necessarily know what if any possible deals people lost out on as a result of bad press.

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2. "so then were they harmed by cancel culture? or their own bad behavior?"
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>Legal action : R Kelly, Cosby, Kevin Spacey.
>
that's why we need to first define "cancel culture"...its a pretty big catchall.

>Louis CK has had his shows removed from platforms so he's
>probably losing money from that and he had his movie that was
>getting ready to premier got cancelled

again, is this because of "cancel culture" or because he used his position of power to cause harm to others?

>Behind the scenes we don't necessarily know what if any
>possible deals people lost out on as a result of bad press.

so then we're saying cancel culture is bad press?


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8. "Bad press, bad social media coverage, losing income"
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People getting their material removed from media platforms.

I don't know if any of these people have had their live shows protested or anything (although Louis CK did have at least one lady show up to his show and dare him to start masturbating. But Hecklers have always been a part of comedy)

You can slow down somebody's momentum but If they're good enough at what they do/have a loyal enough fanbase it's really hard to TOTALLY stop somebody from having a career in comedy/music.

I guess LITERALLY canceling somebody would be to go out and MURDER them

>>Behind the scenes we don't necessarily know what if any
>>possible deals people lost out on as a result of bad press.
>
>so then we're saying cancel culture is bad press?
>
>
>d
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51. "RE: Bad press, bad social media coverage, losing income"
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>People getting their material removed from media platforms.

like who?


>
>I don't know if any of these people have had their live shows
>protested or anything (although Louis CK did have at least one
>lady show up to his show and dare him to start masturbating.
>But Hecklers have always been a part of comedy)

yeah that's pretty minor.


>You can slow down somebody's momentum but If they're good
>enough at what they do/have a loyal enough fanbase it's really
>hard to TOTALLY stop somebody from having a career in
>comedy/music.

exactly. cuz generally, no one is ENTITLED to a certain level of success in a popularity contest (which is ultimately what alot of the entertainment business is). you're hot one minute and not the next. what you do or say, as a person, affects that (or not), and it always has.


>I guess LITERALLY canceling somebody would be to go out and
>MURDER them

exactly.


>>>Behind the scenes we don't necessarily know what if any
>>>possible deals people lost out on as a result of bad press.

exactly. we don't know.

so I think you've proven that "cancel culture" is a fantasy that has no real power or teeth.

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9. "100."
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>>Legal action : R Kelly, Cosby, Kevin Spacey.
>>
>that's why we need to first define "cancel culture"...its a
>pretty big catchall.
>
>>Louis CK has had his shows removed from platforms so he's
>>probably losing money from that and he had his movie that
>was
>>getting ready to premier got cancelled
>
>again, is this because of "cancel culture" or because he used
>his position of power to cause harm to others?
>
>>Behind the scenes we don't necessarily know what if any
>>possible deals people lost out on as a result of bad press.
>
>so then we're saying cancel culture is bad press?
>
>
>d
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10. "I thought it was a reference to people LITERALLY saying"
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"__________ is cancelled" after their misdeeds came to light


I don't really use Twitter, I don't know if people are still hashtagging that

Not saying the people named DON'T deserve to face negative consequences if there's credible claims against them

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11. "Looking at Spacey's IMDb page, THAT dude got cancelled for real"
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He hasn't done shit SINCE that weird self produced short he made right after shit fell apart

I would have at least thought he could get work in some type of low budget movies

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13. "it took nearly 15 years after dude's proclivities were made fun of"
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on a primetime network TV show.

https://ew.com/tv/2018/01/04/family-guy-producers-kevin-spacey-joke/

and his train didn't stop until it got legally sticky for him. if that's cancel culture, shit it hasn't gone far enough

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3. "People being "cancelled" isn't REALLY a thing."
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I mean, it kinda happens in the case of legal issues - Cosby, etc. But even still, I watch The Cosby Show on Amazon cause it's still dope as hell.

But it's shooting daggers at a public person for awhile until the next person takes their place, I guess.

ENTIRELY possible folks have lost out on money and opportunities. I have conversations all the time about, "Well, can we work with *insert name here*? They're....wildly problematic." but that's as far as that goes. And it fades.

People get mad and that's nothing new, but the widespread outrage dies as fast as it happens.

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25. "yes. public people have faced scrutiny forever"
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that's a part of being a public figure. nothing new at all about that

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4. "Cancel Culture doesn't exist"
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it is only a point when it comes to Black folks specifically Black men.

Bill Cosby to be specific.

No one is banning Weinstein movies

No one is banning Woody Allen movies

No one is banning Spacey movies

Its a twitter trend that is over blown

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5. "The Cosby Show still comes on TV."
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www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at

  

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6. "I saw you on Aqua teen hunger force"
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26. "you clearly don't pay attention to the news at all"
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oh and fuck Bill Cosby

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33. "Lol "
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what a leap in logic you have there

Either way what I said is FACTS.

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41. "Ugh, if you think those are facts, you're outta your league here lol"
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cheers to you tho.

*tips hat*

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7. "I'm getting annoyed with how ridiculous PCness has gotten"
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IT seems like everyone is looking for something to get outraged over. I feel like we know what the big things are that should not be tolerated, but a comic making jokes, people need to calm down, a comic being a sexual creep, yes let him serve out his punishment.

There is no forgiving and moving on, its remembering every little offense and never telling it go.

Everyone is talking at each other. There are people who exploit and are good at feeding the outrage. So instead of having a conversation it turns to a shouting match.

I don't really participate in social media so I miss out on all the twitter outrage and I prefer that.

If a fat guy falls in the woods and there is no one around to see it, do the trees laugh?

  

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12. "so, you don't actually experience any of the things you don't like"
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but you just assume they exist

and are bad

and you're offended by your imagination.


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15. "Have I experienced PC and cancel culture personally, no."
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Because I don't participate, doesn't mean I don't hear about it.

As I allude to in my 1st post, I feel that certain offenses get blow out of proportion and instead of it helping to teach and learn from, it becomes a rallying cry to take away everything.

Again, I think not all offenses are created equal.

If a fat guy falls in the woods and there is no one around to see it, do the trees laugh?

  

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31. "so you've never actually experienced it. but someone told you it exists"
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and you got outraged by that.

and you cancelled something you imagined.

you are cancel culture.

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50. "so then"
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>Because I don't participate, doesn't mean I don't hear about
>it.

Have you ever thought that what you've heard about it might not be true?

>As I allude to in my 1st post, I feel that certain offenses
>get blow out of proportion and instead of it helping to teach
>and learn from, it becomes a rallying cry to take away
>everything.

can you be more specific? what exactly are you referring to? this is very vague.

>Again, I think not all offenses are created equal.

okayyyyy meaning what?

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27. "you didn't define it though. What exactly is PCness?"
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>IT seems like everyone is looking for something to get
>outraged over. I feel like we know what the big things are
>that should not be tolerated,

really? so what are those big things?

but a comic making jokes, people
>need to calm down, a comic being a sexual creep, yes let him
>serve out his punishment.
>
>There is no forgiving and moving on, its remembering every
>little offense and never telling it go.

and who is doing this? and how has it harmed who exactly?

>Everyone is talking at each other. There are people who
>exploit and are good at feeding the outrage. So instead of
>having a conversation it turns to a shouting match.
>
>I don't really participate in social media so I miss out on
>all the twitter outrage and I prefer that.

so then how do you know about it?

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35. "Protecting the the culture of whiteness"
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which is enforced as "mainstream" mentality via media, art, music, movies, socialization, education, health, science, war, psychology etc.

Anything outside of that is politically incorrect.

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42. "um, are you walihorse? that's who I was talking to. "
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14. "Go tell it the the KKK"
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They're even madder than you are about the big bad PC people.

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19. "um where did I say I'm mad?"
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or have you assumed that to fit your narrative around me?

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16. "RE: Can we have a general convo about PC Culture / Cancel Culture?"
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1. What is PC or Cancel Culture?
It doesn't *really* exist.
They're both white liberal, performative pearl-clutching. Such as they do exist, they only exist to silence, pathologize & punish working class Black people in general, and Black men, in particular. And occasionaly to quietly dump inconvenient white people.

2. Who exactly has PC/Cancel culture actually harmed?
Materially? Working class Black people, but especially Black men.

3. What are the specific losses they have suffered?
Like every other form of American Liberalism, discussions about policy and how material reality shapes lives is replaced by performative morality. So instead of discussing policies to alleviate poverty, or policies that push for a familial rights to protect our communities, we find ourselves talking about celebrities and media, as if the lives of millionaires are analogous/influential to working poor Black people.

R Kelly becomes a stand in for the sex trafficking of Black girls, when his situation is miles from the norm of how our Black girls get into sex work.
The VAAAAST majority of Black men aren't pedos, but because Kells is a Black man, we all have to prove we ain't Kells to the Cancellers.

And then to show how good we are, we claim to "cancel" people who like his music, as if they themselves created the conditions that made it possible for Kellz to be foul as fuck.

But we got no heat for label heads, radio programmers, Disney, or any of the white power structure that paid for and profitted from & promoted dudes work.
And we don't even *look at* the real causes of sex trafficking and abuse in our communities.

It's bullshit

  

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17. "Alladis"
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shut up already, damn

  

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22. "RE: Can we have a general convo about PC Culture / Cancel Culture?"
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Fri Aug-30-19 12:34 PM by Damali

          

>1. What is PC or Cancel Culture?
>It doesn't *really* exist.
>They're both white liberal, performative pearl-clutching. Such
>as they do exist, they only exist to silence, pathologize &
>punish working class Black people in general, and Black men,
>in particular. And occasionaly to quietly dump inconvenient
>white people.

I'm genuinely confused at how it doesn't really exist but does, at the same time.

>2. Who exactly has PC/Cancel culture actually harmed?
>Materially? Working class Black people, but especially Black
>men.

>3. What are the specific losses they have suffered?
>Like every other form of American Liberalism, discussions
>about policy and how material reality shapes lives is replaced
>by performative morality. So instead of discussing policies to
>alleviate poverty, or policies that push for a familial rights
>to protect our communities, we find ourselves talking about
>celebrities and media, as if the lives of millionaires are
>analogous/influential to working poor Black people.

All of that is the mechanisms of White Supremacy, which is woven into the fabric of this country and everything its about. I don't see how you can attribute any of that to a phantom concept called "cancel culture" that Black men and white men alike complain loudly about.

What you're missing in all of that is how patriarchy comes into play, and the harm that does to women, whiich is a blindspot of most American men...so I'm not surprised. It seems easy for you to see how things affect you, but not how shit affects us.


>R Kelly becomes a stand in for the sex trafficking of Black
>girls, when his situation is miles from the norm of how our
>Black girls get into sex work.

ah and here it is.

to be clear, he is a RAPIST, CHILD MOLESTING SEX TRAFFICER. period. waxing poetic on what he symbolizes gives the appearance that that is far more important than the extreme traumatizing harm he has done to those girls for DECADES.

He is the worst person to hang your "look how Black men are treated" hat. Sorry. nope. That's an epic logical fail right there.

>The VAAAAST majority of Black men aren't pedos, but because
>Kells is a Black man, we all have to prove we ain't Kells to
>the Cancellers.
>
>And then to show how good we are, we claim to "cancel" people
>who like his music, as if they themselves created the
>conditions that made it possible for Kellz to be foul as
>fuck.


i hear this complaint alot and you gotta understand his crimes don't exist in a vacuum.

His music, and the income from it, the industry's protection of him, specifically enabled him to have the means to do the things he did. So sorry, yes streaming his music or providing him any reason to receive royalties etc can be argued to be enabling him.

Whether you agree or not, you can say that isn't a valid argument.


>But we got no heat for label heads, radio programmers, Disney,
>or any of the white power structure that paid for and
>profitted from & promoted dudes work.

I have seen lots of heat in the that direction.


>And we don't even *look at* the real causes of sex trafficking
>and abuse in our communities.

who is we cuz women have been SCREAMING about this from the rooftops.

quite honestly, the people that don't want to examine the root causes of abuse in the Black community is BLACK MEN. Because it would cause y'all to have to examine your own attitudes towards girls and women.



>It's bullshit

I agree.

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30. "you literally just did exactly what I said the problem with this shit is"
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no diss, but re-read my reply.
You just made up a bunch of strawmen arguments, threw out the words "patriarchy" and "misogyny", threw in a dash of "BLACK MEN ARE TERRIBLE" and peaced out like Sexual Chocolates, lol
It's Friday, I'm gonna go drink with real human beings, so I ain't getting into all this...BUT

The saying "If all you have is a hammer, then everything looks like a nail" is hella relevant, lol

  

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44. "not surprised that this was your response"
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"BLACK
>MEN ARE TERRIBLE" and peaced out like Sexual Chocolates, lol
>It's Friday, I'm gonna go drink with real human beings, so I
>ain't getting into all this...BUT

the fact that you read what I wrote and interpreted that as BLACK MEN ARE TERRIBLE says alot about your inability to do any kind of introspection about how black women are treated and viewed by black men. very on-brand for this website too.

noted.

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54. "you need to develop more tools"
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that hammer ain't working.

  

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56. "as if I'm invested in you LOL"
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get over yourself

the fuck i care what is or isn't working

i said what I said. and?

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58. "you're wrong as hell?"
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and incapable of having a discussion that doesn't devolve into buzzwords about this issue?
And as a result you miss a ton of nuance that actually will help people/facilitate understanding?
Quoting sassy reality TV people doesn't really do anything.

  

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18. "It's an attempt to control language, and thus control thought"
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Plain and simple.

It's all about control.


The concept of "Cancelling" someone seems frighteningly-close to a concept straight out of 1984: an un-person https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unperson

  

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20. "an attempt by who?"
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23. "Short answer is the everyday citizen. Long answer is the corporations..."
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...that exploit the everyday citizen. The people that write letters, make phone calls, stage boycotts and protests, send emails/texts/etc.


The answer #3 (who loses): Almost everyone.


  

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29. "huh?"
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>...that exploit the everyday citizen. The people that write
>letters, make phone calls, stage boycotts and protests, send
>emails/texts/etc.

that answer is confusing and devoid of any context.

So you're saying the citizens that are exploited are writing letters, protesting and etc? Is it because they are being exploited? and if so, how is it bad that they are protesting/boycotting to end their own exploitation?

>The answer #3 (who loses): Almost everyone.

how?

  

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34. "stop playing dumb...you know what that poster means"
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and they’re right 100%.

You disagree and you’re the enemy shit is lame.

  

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40. "excuse me but was I talking to you?"
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asking someone to explain their opionion detail isn't playing dumb.

I'm interested in how folks think and approach this issue and yes, challenging them to explain is what a conversation is.

if that upsets you, then so sorry to hurt your brain LOL

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21. "RE: Can we have a general convo about PC Culture / Cancel Culture?"
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>I actually have three very specific questions:
>
>
>1. What is PC or Cancel Culture?

A culture that seeks to eliminate hypocritical distinctions held by privileged members of popular culture. The main adherents to PC Culture or Cancel Culture promote equity, egalitarianism, and behaviors that align with holding privileged members of racial, gender, and economic groups accountable for moral and ethical transgressions.

>2. Who exactly has PC/Cancel culture actually harmed?

PC Culture has kept many bigots from being able to spew their bigoted ideas on race, gender, and class on mainstream media platforms. White supremacists that have redefined themselves as "conservatives" feel like their right to free speech/press is inhibited, so do religious zealots who feel like their right to religious freedom is harmed, neo-confederates feel like their right to have a redress of grievances by the government is harmed because the union won. Misogynists feel harmed by women, namely feminists, being able to say whatever they want, when they want, on massive platforms. It's really all about the first amendment.

>
>3. What are the specific losses they have suffered?

Conservatives lost a great deal of political power by not being able to propagandize the voting populace with outright bigoted views on mass media platforms. They lost the ability to discriminate against people on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, creed, and nationality in housing, employment, education, and commerce.


>I really want to parse this out because these terms get thrown
>around so much so we should probably all know what we are each
>really talking about here.
>
>d


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46. "an excellent critical analysis."
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>>I actually have three very specific questions:
>>
>>
>>1. What is PC or Cancel Culture?
>
>A culture that seeks to eliminate hypocritical distinctions
>held by privileged members of popular culture. The main
>adherents to PC Culture or Cancel Culture promote equity,
>egalitarianism, and behaviors that align with holding
>privileged members of racial, gender, and economic groups
>accountable for moral and ethical transgressions.

I can't even tell you how many times I've read this over. Well said.

>>2. Who exactly has PC/Cancel culture actually harmed?
>
>PC Culture has kept many bigots from being able to spew their
>bigoted ideas on race, gender, and class on mainstream media
>platforms. White supremacists that have redefined themselves
>as "conservatives" feel like their right to free speech/press
>is inhibited, so do religious zealots who feel like their
>right to religious freedom is harmed, neo-confederates feel
>like their right to have a redress of grievances by the
>government is harmed because the union won. Misogynists feel
>harmed by women, namely feminists, being able to say whatever
>they want, when they want, on massive platforms. It's really
>all about the first amendment.

yes yes and yes.

>>3. What are the specific losses they have suffered?
>
>Conservatives lost a great deal of political power by not
>being able to propagandize the voting populace with outright
>bigoted views on mass media platforms. They lost the ability
>to discriminate against people on the basis of race, gender,
>sexual orientation, religion, creed, and nationality in
>housing, employment, education, and commerce.

thank you, again, for taking the time.

d

  

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48. "Thank you for asking the questions"
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73. "^ This is why I love you!"
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Using words and common sense on a regular basis.
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77. "thanks friend"
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24. "annoying folks mad at even more annoying people; mostly a strawman."
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the "culture" is a handful of performative, Folgers can sniffing "woke" white liberals and their exceptional black friends on social media.

when the "PC" argument happens with people/things in the public sphere, it's mostly CORPORATE actions brought about by bad PR fostered by the above.

  

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52. "um, love u but that made no sense."
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64. "Mynoriti articulated it better."
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"cancel culture" is a catch-all term for people who call out others for things that are "bad". that much is real. people don't always get "cancelled", but the "call outs" are often geared toward that goal more than they are educating the "offenders" about the behavior, hence it being called such.

it's sometimes a strawman, because the call outs don't always come.

now, on the other side of the fence:

the "culture" that often complains of "cancel culture" or "SJWs" or some other placeholder, are reacting to something being censored, something being criticized, or the like... the actual cancelling/censoring they're complaining about is not coming from those calling out, but from the corporate entities that hold domain over the "called out". and that's where I think their ire should be directed.

Yes, I'm mad. Let's move on.

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28. "RE: Can we have a general convo about PC Culture / Cancel Culture?"
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>I actually have three very specific questions:
>
>
>1. What is PC or Cancel Culture?
It's something where if someone said/done anything incendiary in the past they should be "banished" from society.
>
>2. Who exactly has PC/Cancel culture actually harmed?
Most people deserve it because they either harmed/terrorized other people, have not shown any contrition for what they've said/done, or have tried to sweep things under the rug.
But you have cases like Aziz Ansari, who got railroaded over a bad date.
>
>3. What are the specific losses they have suffered?
Some monetary. Sarah Silverman lost a job recently, and others take a massive hit to their reputation.
>
>I really want to parse this out because these terms get thrown
>around so much so we should probably all know what we are each
>really talking about here.
My thing is don't say/do stupid shit and you have nothing to worry about. However stupid is relative
>d

Abdul Jabbar, Muggsy Malone you
I don't know what that means but you know what I meant when I told you (c) Sean Price

  

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32. "This is cancel culture"
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37. "Kind of like this"
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36. "I can't get past the blatant misuse of the word "Culture""
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38. "Mad annoying"
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More twitter shit tho like "performative wokeness" "virtue signalling" and other annoying ass terms


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43. "it's more call-out than cancel, and its mostly self righteous bs"
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lotta people trying to show what a good person they are by being woker than though assholes

i'm hesitant to call it cancel culture because people will throw out the "well X still has a career, so who got cancelled?" defense. but it ain't always from lack of trying.

and yeah lots of folks whine about PCness to a point where they're just demonstrating the very victimhood they're bitching about, but that also doesn't mean PC just is some made up boogeyman either.


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45. "i'm more interested in answers to those specific questions.."
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from your point of view..

what exactly is "PCness"? etc

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47. "A general convo about PC but only with my specific questions"
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good luck ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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49. "those questions are a clarifying starting point"
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my post was specific.

i found you reply whiny so I was giving you a chance to redeem yourself lol

*kanyeshrug*

  

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53. "happy labor day "
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55. ""Political Correctness" is just a catch all, buzz word"
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More than likely created in a think tank somewhere.

It's such a good use of negative messaging that NOBODY has a positive view of the term and EVERYONE regardless of their social-political position is able to come up with a definition of how it's hindering them in some way.

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57. "nothingburger applies here lol"
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59. "That's a good point. "
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I read something recently about the right wings pivot from the cold war to PC Culture.

It's one of those words like "Pro Abortion" or "Racism" that no one will copt to being for.


I find Political Correctness to be a mild annoyance rather than, as people like Newt Gingrinch, Trump or even David Brooks, consider a big problem in this country.

I had a homegirl who works at a young company who was chewed out because she used the term "guys" in a meeting to refer to the mixed group. Anyone who insists on correcting a person for using the term "guy" is as annoying as the person who wants to correct how I pronounce Gyyro.





>More than likely created in a think tank somewhere.
>
>It's such a good use of negative messaging that NOBODY has a
>positive view of the term and EVERYONE regardless of their
>social-political position is able to come up with a definition
>of how it's hindering them in some way.


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60. "the right are on some fake outrage as much as anyone"
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they interpret 'happy holidays' as not being inclusive, but aggressively anti-christian

a few years ago they were insisting we call billionaires job creators instead because billionaire was offensive and mean

they automatically interpreted black lives matter as only black lives matter

they automatically interpreted Kaep kneeling as i hate america, no matter how many times his intent was explained.

they know these things aren't meant as offensive but pretend to be offended anyway.

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62. "I don't know if that is fake outrage as much as hypocritical. "
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68. "nah its fake"
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at least 95% of it is

leave aside that anthem kneeling isn't even disruptive, people don't want to admit they just don't like it, and they should know their place, so they pretend that an atnthem kneeler is an attacker who is aggressively disrespecting america and the troops. It makes people feel better about themselves for not giving a shit about whatever they're trying to draw attention to. it makes them the good guy

people know happy holidays isn't something born out of malice. i want everyone to say merry christmas so i'm gonna pretend happy holidays is an attack on my beliefs

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70. "Anything to avoid the actual police brutality convo"
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shut up already, damn

  

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71. "Oh I agree with that. I am just saying that they are actually outraged...."
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But I get your point they aren't being outraged about the thing they say they are being outraged about.


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65. "man, that is one of the KEY tools of their trade."
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whole "Contract With America" in the 1990s was outrage over...


...a Democratic President trying to enact universal healthcare

  

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69. "yup"
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it's a trip how they've managed to make this look like its something exclusive to the left

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61. "at one point i used the term guys"
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when talking to a group of transgender women going to lobby congress for the passage of the Employment Nondiscrimination Act. Nobody chewed me out.

Also, this is why the "cancel Culture" discussion is really about "safe spaces" "trigger warnings" "harm" and other terms that are meant to identify when a speaker or actor has a malicious intent in their description of differences. Not everyone has a malicious intent and many people carry their prejudices into environments where they may not even be aware of how their language is disrespectful. The problem is that there are so many large groups of people that are socialized in "toxic" environments and there are so many identities that are gaining a platform for expression, that the interaction of cultures on social media is confusing for some people of privilege to understand their place when navigating in oppressed cultures. That viral video of Ta-nehisi Coates explaining why white people saying the word "nigga" is wrong comes to mind.

That's the difference between a resident of West Baltimore saying "west baltimore is rat infested" and Donald Trump saying "west baltimore is rat infested." One of us has an ulterior motive that is malicious in intent, generally to deflect from taking responsibility. If I was to be saying the same thing, there would be issues of class that may cause offense because city dwellers are on guard against bougie people from the county who have alienated them and segregated them economically into these rat infested ghettoes.


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67. "Yeeeeerooowwwww"
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I hate those people.

shut up already, damn

  

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72. "someone who wasn't you had a conversation you didn't like"
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and you're still using it as an example.

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63. "eh, I'm deleting"
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I just don't feel like dealing with the responses that'll come. Suffice it to say, I think "Cancel Culture" isn't really a thing. Too many of the Cancelled still work plenty for that to be real.

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66. "Frank: I am going to cancel this topic. "
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Also Frank: I don't believe Cancel Culture is a thing.

4 the lulz.

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74. "can you just delete Damali? "
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75. "hold up. why would we want to delete her? she just asked questions"
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76. "people like to drop it's ineffectiveness as proof it isn't real"
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but it's not so much about cancels being permanent or devestating...of course the powerful can navigate around it...regular people get cancelled every day though

it may even "feel" warranted more often than not

it's about just how easy it is to weaponize outrage though

it's like a lot of social issues that i differ from popular progressive theory over...

it's ineffectiveness shouldn't be a reason to debate it's existence or squabble over the semantics of it...it should be an argument for why it's not worth it since if anything...it rarely does what it intends to do for long enough to matter and it's often yet another vehicle for groupthink

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78. "I love that you typed out this ridiculous shit"
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and how you explained your fury over something that you admit you can't prove exists, has no impact on anyone and isn't a thing.

thank you friend.

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79. "point out the fury"
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and why reply if you arent going to disupte it nor offer quality snark?

performative fuckboi

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87. "cool."
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"regular people get cancelled every day though"

what regular person got cancelled yesterday?

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89. "Regular People get fired for saying/doing the wrong thing all the time"
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We just don't hear or really care about it since we don't know them

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97. "#1 - I don't see an example"
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#2 - uh, getting fired for fucking up is usually the reason people get fired.


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100. "I'll give you the full month, who got cancelled in october?"
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I assume the culture didn't take the fall off, did they? whoever they are?


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108. "You know Steve Gilardi? The Guy that worked 3rd shift at"
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Bridge Liquors in New Port. Rhodes Island?

I heard he got fired last month for making suggestive comments to one of his female co-workers


Matter of fact, with the prevalence of Social Media and Cameras everywhere, regular people get public scorn/fired/shamed pretty regularly

https://www.themuse.com/advice/yes-you-can-get-fired-for-your-social-media-posts-9-times-people-learned-this-lesson-the-hard-way

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109. "who cancelled him? he was a victim of callout and cancel culture?"
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show me these callouts.

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81. "yup"
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80. "RE: Can we have a general convo about PC Culture / Cancel Culture?"
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Cosby and R kelly are not adequate examples of Cancel Culture. Those two are actual criminals who are now being ostracized by society, like most criminals who break the law, regardless of their fame.

Cancel Culture is an unreasonable movement, where people cancel, degrade, shun, or blacklist individuals because those individuals exhibit beliefs, feelings, statements, actions or ideas that are different or opposite of the movement ( or opposite of their beliefs). Usually, these people react off of allegations, speculation, and gossip when it comes to passing judgement. They don't research or ascertain information before they past judgment.

They feel that their ideas or beliefs are greater and more important than one's freedom of speech or freedom of choice. If the choice or action does not correlate or fall in line with the masses of Cancel Culture, then it is deemed not proper or incorrect.

It's a movement that originated from the internet and social media.

Example of cancel culture goes all the way back to beginning of social
media, 2004 ( facebook came about), with the Janet Jackson nipple controversy. Janet Jackson flashed a breast during her superbowl dance routine. Even though the areola was covered, social media was outraged with her actions, and she has been blacklisted ever since. She was the biggest entertainer in the world at the time, and the queen of pop. Everything she accomplished and built as one of the greatest song/dance acts of all time was all destroyed in one night.


That was the beginning of Cancel Culture/PC

Ironically, Michael's legacy has found a way to survive no matter how much they try to tear it down. They were trying to get radio stations to cancel the play of his music, but it never came to fruition. Mike's worldwide fan base, love and appreciation are just too strong...especially with Asians and Middle Easterns.

Also, accusing past artist of Color Appropriation is also a part of Cancel Culture/PC

Now, they are gunning for Elvis and accusing the man of Culture Appropriation, where all he did was praise black entertainers, perform with black entertainers, and stated that his music didn't come from him, but from black blues artist in the Delta. And all the great black entertainers respected him : James Brown, Little Richard, hell black Civil Rights leader Julian Bond used his song as a theme song.

I'm so glad that white soulful artists like Bobby Caldwell, Michael Mcdonald, Bob James, ad Jamiroqui are not of this era. They would be gunning for them too. Can you imagine the flack that Wild Cherry and Average White Band would have gotten in this day and age as a white soul band?




  

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82. "connecting nipplegate and facebook in 2004 is a stretch and a half, man"
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the news media was blowing it up. no one knew what facebook was

>Example of cancel culture goes all the way back to beginning
>of social
>media, 2004 ( facebook came about), with the Janet Jackson
>nipple controversy. Janet Jackson flashed a breast during her
>superbowl dance routine. Even though the areola was covered,
>social media was outraged with her actions, and she has been
>blacklisted ever since. She was the biggest entertainer in the
>world at the time, and the queen of pop. Everything she
>accomplished and built as one of the greatest song/dance acts
>of all time was all destroyed in one night.

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83. "Obama needs to be cancelled for trying to cancel cancel culture"
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“There is this sense sometimes of ‘the way of me making change is to be as judgmental as possible about other people, and that’s enough,’” he said, then offered an example:

Like if I tweet or hashtag about how you didn’t do something right or used the wrong verb. Then, I can sit back and feel pretty good about myself because, ‘Man, you see how woke I was? I called you out.’ I’m gonna get on TV. Watch my show. Watch ‘Grown-ish.’ You know, that’s not activism. That’s not bringing about change. If all you’re doing is casting stones, you’re probably not going to get that far.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/10/30/barack-obama-tells-woke-youth-get-over-quickly/4095362002/

https://twitter.com/guardian/status/1189555651531476994?s=19

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84. "i have no idea"
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who or what he's talking about right there, wish he was more specific. sounding
like a cryptic scammer.

  

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85. ""Hey Obama" tweet & thinkpiece stampede incoming "
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86. "even the fuckin president can't come up with an example, damn"
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88. "obama is trying to prevent the left from choking itself out."
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whatever you think about the existence or merits of an actual 'cancel culture' (i personally think its overblown)...even liberals, black people, etc are getting annoyed by the 'purity left'.

'woke' has legitimately become a pejorative on both sides of the aisle now.

but the standards being imposed by many on the left are only hurting many on the left. its become a circular firing squad.

at least when the right created/utilized the 'outrage machine'...they knew to only point it at the opposition.



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95. "yup"
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>at least when the right created/utilized the 'outrage
>machine'...they knew to only point it at the opposition.

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96. "where is the purity left"
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because I have a bunch of people they need to get rid of

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98. "the whole affair was a mess"
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I had to consider it in isolation, and ignore the messenger, and I do agree with what he's saying.

even the people favored by the ACTUAL left have issues.
social media callouts aren't "activism"

and really, a lot of the behavior of which he speaks seems to be more of a "liberal (centrist)" issue than it does the working-class-aligned left.

but since it was Obama, and this IS fair:

it can be seen as someone from the centrist/liberal lot trying to redirect the pitchforks, given his actual record as President.

that's been the tone of much of the reaction to what he's said.
Because it was Obama.

If it were you or I saying it it would be interpreted differently, with the same exact words.

Yes, I'm mad. Let's move on.

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104. "it absolutely is a centrist bitch covering thier ass and class interests"
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such a craven, smug, asshole move

  

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118. "^^^^^"
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103. "everyone is the opposition to the outrage machine"
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they have no allies.

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106. "where they at and why haven't they gotten biden out of the paint yet"
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113. "I was referring to the right wing outrage machine. "
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114. "same question tbh"
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116. "Lol "
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The point is to sell outrage, not to make change. Right wing talk radio can't make money having a new angle on their enemy every 24 hrs.

America has imported more warlord theocracy from Afghanistan than it has exported democracy.

  

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90. "Nah he wasn’t incorrect about this one."
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Too many people are laying in the cut to create controversy.

  

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91. "He’s spot on. "
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shut up already, damn

  

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92. "Civil: drone strike on a wedding party in Yemen"
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Divisive purity politics: criticizing rich people on the internet.

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107. "this is what sucks"
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barack knows what is happening and is failing to speak to it, as usual. He knows that the two party system is fracturing and the center is not holding. He knows that the weight of wealth inequality is weighing upon the most informed, active, and civically engaged generation in 40 years. He knows that American imperialism and militarism is crumbling under the weight of its own failures and hypocrisy and is now rearing its ugly head against the citizens that has opposed it the most here in America.

He knows these things and is attempting to impose some sense of order on them as opposed to showing leadership to use his platform and his power to direct change on their behalf. He had the power to direct change and instead stated that he himself was the change.

America has imported more warlord theocracy from Afghanistan than it has exported democracy.

  

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110. "Yep. Which is why I wish someone else would have said it"
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>barack knows what is happening and is failing to speak to it,
>as usual. He knows that the two party system is fracturing
>and the center is not holding. He knows that the weight of
>wealth inequality is weighing upon the most informed, active,
>and civically engaged generation in 40 years. He knows that
>American imperialism and militarism is crumbling under the
>weight of its own failures and hypocrisy and is now rearing
>its ugly head against the citizens that has opposed it the
>most here in America.
>
>He knows these things and is attempting to impose some sense
>of order on them as opposed to showing leadership to use his
>platform and his power to direct change on their behalf. He
>had the power to direct change and instead stated that he
>himself was the change.
>
>America has imported more warlord theocracy from Afghanistan
>than it has exported democracy.

because he's always been in the "Should Know Better" seat when it comes to this kind of thing.

Yes, I'm mad. Let's move on.

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112. "That's extremely well stated, and you identified the catch"
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>He had the power to direct change and instead stated that he
>himself was the change.

That means he never lied to us about who he is, right? A liberal technocrat unwilling to risk putting political power in the hands of the actual people who are vulnerable to political change.

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93. "Lol he is such a bitch. "
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America has imported more warlord theocracy from Afghanistan than it has exported democracy.

  

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94. "He was definitely right about twitter outrage not being activism."
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Activism seeks to actually create and implement solutions to the world's problems. So much of our discourse today is not about problem-solving or coalition building, but pointing the finger, blaming, and chastising "the other" in order to prop up "us."

This approach has fused so much more toxicity into our body politic. I'm with Obama on this one.

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99. "so you're going to do something other than whine on social media?"
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can't wait to see it!

www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at

  

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101. "lol please keep telling us about people you've never met."
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105. "still waiting"
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www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at

  

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111. "Twitter is more toxic than FB imo"
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For all the fake news and vapid shit some people post, it at least can serve as a communication tool for fam/friends

Twitter can def be entertaining, but it's more and more a cesspool of call-outs/dogpiles/mob mentality, that encourages being shitty to each other. Where people feel justified in saying shit they'd never say to another human being's face because they're on the right 'side'

fuckin' woke comment section

>Activism seeks to actually create and implement solutions to
>the world's problems. So much of our discourse today is not
>about problem-solving or coalition building, but pointing the
>finger, blaming, and chastising "the other" in order to prop
>up "us."
>
>This approach has fused so much more toxicity into our body
>politic. I'm with Obama on this one.
>
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102. "such a hoe"
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115. "Damn obeezy just ethered RJCC"
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117. "imagine having me on your mind all the time"
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www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at

  

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119. "NY Times article about teenage cancel culture (swipe):"
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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/31/style/cancel-culture.html


A few weeks ago, Neelam, a high school senior, was sitting in class at her Catholic school in Chicago. After her teacher left the room, a classmate began playing “Bump N’ Grind,” an R. Kelly song.

Neelam, 17, had recently watched the documentary series “Surviving R. Kelly” with her mother. She said it had been “emotional to take in as a black woman.”

Neelam asked the boy and his cluster of friends to stop playing the track, but he shrugged off the request. “‘It’s just a song,’” she said he replied. “‘We understand he’s in jail and known for being a pedophile, but I still like his music.’”

She was appalled. They were in a class about social justice. They had spent the afternoon talking about Catholicism, the common good and morality. The song continued to play.

That classmate, who is white, had done things in the past that Neelam described as problematic, like casually using racist slurs — not name-calling — among friends. After class, she decided he was “canceled,” at least to her.

Her decision didn’t stay private; she told a friend that week that she had canceled him. She told her mother too. She said that this meant she would avoid speaking or engaging with him in the future, that she didn’t care to hear what he had to say, because he wouldn’t change his mind and was beyond reason.

“When it comes to cancel culture, it’s a way to take away someone’s power and call out the individual for being problematic in a situation,” Neelam said. “I don’t think it’s being sensitive. I think it’s just having a sense of being observant and aware of what’s going on around you.”

The term “canceled” “sort of spawned from YouTube,” said Ben, a high school junior in Providence, R.I. (Because of their age and the situations involved, The New York Times has granted partial anonymity to some people. We have confirmed details with parents or schoolmates.)

He talked about the YouTuber James Charles, who was canceled by the platform’s beauty community in May after some drama with his mentor, Tati Westbrook, also a YouTuber, and a vitamin entrepreneur. That was a big cancellation, widely covered, that helped popularize the term. Teenagers often bring it up.

Ben, 17, said that people should be held accountable for their actions, whether they’re famous or not, but that canceling someone “takes away the option for them to learn from their mistakes and kind of alienates them.”

His school doesn’t have much bullying, he said, and the word carries a gentler meaning in its hallways, used in passing to tease friends. Often, the joke extends beyond people. One week, after students were debating the safety of e-cigarettes and vaping, some declared that Juul was canceled.


3.

It took some time for L to understand that she had been canceled. She was 15 and had just returned to a school she used to attend. “All the friends I had previously had through middle school completely cut me off,” she said. “Ignored me, blocked me on everything, would not look at me.”

Months went by. Toward the end of sophomore year, she reached out over Instagram to a former friend, asking why people were not talking to her. It was lunchtime; the person she asked was sitting in the cafeteria with lots of people and so they all piled on. It was like an avalanche, L said.

Within a few minutes she got a torrent of direct messages from the former friend on Instagram, relaying what they had said. One said she was a mooch. One said she was annoying and petty. One person said that she had ruined her self-esteem. Another said that L was an emotional leech who was thirsty for validation.

“This put me in a situation where I thought I had done all these things,” L said. “I was bad. I deserved what was happening.”

Two years have passed since then. “You can do something stupid when you’re 15, say one thing and 10 years later that shapes how people perceive you,” she said. “We all do cringey things and make dumb mistakes and whatever. But social media’s existence has brought that into a place where people can take something you did back then and make it who you are now.”

In her junior year, L said, things got better. Still, that rush of messages and that social isolation have left a lasting impact. “I’m very prone to questioning everything I do,” she said. “‘Is this annoying someone?’ ‘Is this upsetting someone?’”

“I have issues with trusting perfectly normal things,” she said. “That sense of me being some sort of monster, terrible person, burden to everyone, has stayed with me to some extent. There’s still this sort of lingering sense of: What if I am?”
4.

Alex is 17, and she hears the word “canceled” every day at her high school outside Atlanta. It can be a joke, but it can also suggest that an offending person won’t be tolerated again. Alex thinks of it as a permanent label. “Now they’ll forever be thought of as that action, not for the person they are,” she said.

“It’s not like you’ll sit away from them at lunch or something,” she said. “It’s just a lingering thought in the back of your mind, a negative connotation.”

During a mock trial practice a couple of weeks before a big competition, the song “Act Up” by City Girls was playing. One of Alex’s teammates, who is of Indian descent, rapped along with the lyrics, which include a racist slur.

The students, who until that point had been chatty because their teacher wasn’t in the room, went silent. “I was the only black person in the room,” Alex said.

Alex and another friend on the team explained to their teammate why he shouldn’t have used that word. “We’re a team, so we can’t have tension exist there,” she said.

He said he understood why they were uncomfortable but that it wouldn’t necessarily prevent him from using it again when singing along. He wouldn’t take it back.

“You’re canceled, sis,” her friend told the teammate. It was partially to lighten the mood, but also partly serious.

“It’s a joke, but still, we understand you have that opinion now and we’re not going to get closer,” Alex said.

Despite his initial tough stance, the teammate didn’t rap the word again, and Alex said that he had remained respectful during practice. The team took ninth and 11th place at the competition.
5.

It was orientation day for freshmen at Sarah Lawrence College, where one new student was unnerved by a social justice group’s presentation. The presenters discussed pronoun use and called on the entering freshmen to “‘battle heteronormativity and cisgender language,’” the student said.

Even if you accidentally misgendered someone, the new students were told, you needed to be either called out or called in. (“Called in” means to be gently led to understand your error; call-outs are more aggressive.) The presenters emphasized that the impact on the person who was misgendered was what mattered, regardless of the intent of the person who had misgendered them.

The freshman thought back to a time when her father had misgendered a friend of hers. Her father had asked her to apologize on his behalf. She did. “‘I only get mad when people intentionally try to misgender me because they feel like they have to correct who I am,’” she recalled her friend saying.

Sarah Lawrence has fewer than 1,500 undergraduates. One upperclassman she became friends with said that she had been canceled in her own freshman year.

But, this upperclassman said, the politics enforced through cancellation don’t always fit neatly into the social dynamics of college.

“I think where it loses me, we’re taking these systems that are applying huge abstract ideas of identity’s role and we’re shrinking it into these interpersonal, one-on-one, liberal arts things,” the upperclassman said.

Among the upperclassman’s friend group now, the idea of cancellation is “basically a joke.” Too many people had been canceled. At a recent party the upperclassman had attended, one guy said, “‘If you haven’t been canceled, you’re canceled.’”
6.

One night during Mike’s freshman year at a New York state college, he and a group of friends were headed to a party downtown. As they were waiting for their Uber, someone cracked a political joke, and then the casual conversation turned confrontational. One of Mike’s friends asked his roommate, D, if he was a Trump supporter.

D had a history of making the group uncomfortable. Mike and their mutual friend Phoebe said that he would make sexist, homophobic and racist remarks in past hangouts.

D said he did support the president — an anomaly in their liberal friend group — and “blew up” at the friend who asked the question. When the friend tried to change the subject, he became more upset. Mike stepped between the two to defuse the situation. “He got in my friend’s face, and that was the last straw,” Mike said.

He tried to cool D down; it didn’t work. D called Mike a homophobic slur, multiple times. The group split up. Mike didn’t return to his dorm that night, staying at a friend’s place instead.

“Even before this, we could tell, if I weren’t roommates with him, we wouldn’t have been friends,” Mike said. “So that was the breaking point for me, him saying that when I was sticking up for him.”

D left an apology note on Mike’s desk, which mostly tried to “justify his actions,” Mike said. “That set in my mind that he didn’t really feel bad about what he did,” he said. “He just felt bad for himself, that he would be looked at in a different light.”

A couple of days later, Phoebe, Mike and D sat down and D repeated the apology. Phoebe and Mike heard him out but said it didn’t clear him of wrongdoing and that he would have to demonstrate that he was different now. Both said that while D appeared sad about losing his friends, tearing up during their discussion, he didn’t show remorse.

Other friends didn’t accept the apology. “We wouldn’t tolerate it anymore, we cut him out of our lives,” Phoebe said.

Thus canceled, D moved from sadness to frustration and anger, Phoebe said. He grew “very bitter,” she said. She noticed that he had unfollowed and blocked the group on Snapchat and other social media a few weeks later.

“He did feel bullied by this whole canceled idea,” she said. “But in this case, no one felt bad doing it, because he didn’t really take responsibility for a lot of the things he said.”

Mike, though, still lives with D. He had signed on to live with him before the ordeal. They don’t speak. D has stopped acknowledging Mike and most everyone from their old group. “I’m definitely not living with him next year,” Mike said.

Phoebe managed to keep things civil. “Every time we see him, I still say hi,” she said. Sometimes, but not always, he nods or says hi back.

  

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120. "insufferable read"
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I mean, a lot of it sounds like goofy kid shit I'd never relate to no matter what, but I'm glad I grew up without the internet and social media

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