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 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: We need to stop just accepting that they think we have no...

Posted: 09 Sep 2017, 2:11 pm 

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If you read the Markrams, and this is entirely consistent with me, is that we feel far too much. The neurotypicals see blunted affect because many of us shut it down in order to cope, and think we have no feelings. I feel very deeply. I have many doubts that what I feel maps on to English vocabulary...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Define PC and SJW!

 Post subject: Re: Define PC and SJW!
Posted: 04 Jul 2017, 3:03 pm 

Replies: 161
Views: 3,391


Others fall solidly into the "a**ehole" category, and may be hiding behind rationalism in order to defend a political viewpoint. I'm sorry to still harp on this but - can you give names? I'm hesitant to do so because it would seem to skim the edge of violating the ToS. I don't mean member...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Define PC and SJW!

 Post subject: Re: Define PC and SJW!
Posted: 04 Jul 2017, 2:43 pm 

Replies: 161
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techstepgenr8tion wrote:
Niall wrote:
Others fall solidly into the "a**ehole" category, and may be hiding behind rationalism in order to defend a political viewpoint.

I'm sorry to still harp on this but - can you give names?


I'm hesitant to do so because it would seem to skim the edge of violating the ToS.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Define PC and SJW!

 Post subject: Re: Define PC and SJW!
Posted: 04 Jul 2017, 1:36 pm 

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Can you provide examples of prominent member of the sceptic movement taking a position one way or another? I mean, I'd typically take positions based on rational scepticism. I'm also pro-social justice, often vocally. I'd probably have to reiterate the same list I gave jrjones earlier and perhaps e...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Define PC and SJW!

 Post subject: Re: Define PC and SJW!
Posted: 04 Jul 2017, 12:57 pm 

Replies: 161
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So your extreme examples are Trump and Milo. About how much of the Skeptic community would you house in that description as being as bad or worse than the SJW's or people trying to claim and keep their right to oppress? I'm really just curious to figure out about at what line or threshold you consi...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Define PC and SJW!

 Post subject: Re: Define PC and SJW!
Posted: 04 Jul 2017, 12:38 pm 

Replies: 161
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Anti-SJWs are just as bad as SJWs. Do any particular public figures or Youtubers come to mind on that? I think that would be helpful to the conversation. The SCROTUS would be a particularly egregious example. People like Milo Yiannopoulos. Anyone loudly defending their "right" to hate spe...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Define PC and SJW!

 Post subject: Re: Define PC and SJW!
Posted: 02 Jul 2017, 5:28 pm 

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Ariel said that Egyptians were anatomically Caucasoid. Others would say that whites were in hard bondage, under black people, who ruled Egypt. Scota is interpreted to be of the half-tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh. That's a weak interpretation of very patchy data that I understand has now been prett...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Define PC and SJW!

 Post subject: Re: Define PC and SJW!
Posted: 02 Jul 2017, 4:07 pm 

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Black people say they were enslaved, for somewhere in the neighborhood of 400 yrs. Of which I was aware, white people would have been enslaved, for somewhere in the neighborhood of 400 yrs. I'm making dinner, so I only have time for a short reply. Short version, there is a difference between the ch...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Define PC and SJW!

 Post subject: Re: Define PC and SJW!
Posted: 02 Jul 2017, 3:55 pm 

Replies: 161
Views: 3,391


friedmacguffins wrote:
friedmacguffins wrote:
(Niall) From the story of the Nine Hostages?


Niall wrote:
Yep.


Isn't it pertinent to a discussion on racism?


How?

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Define PC and SJW!

 Post subject: Re: Define PC and SJW!
Posted: 02 Jul 2017, 3:52 pm 

Replies: 161
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Language policing and shaming, disinviting speakers deemed triggering is "enforced conformity". And while these tactics have worked in the mitigating language in the short term it does not make anyone less bigoted. It is having the opposite effect, it has helped get Trump elected and some...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Define PC and SJW!

 Post subject: Re: Define PC and SJW!
Posted: 02 Jul 2017, 3:44 pm 

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friedmacguffins wrote:
From the story of the Nine Hostages?


Yep.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Define PC and SJW!

 Post subject: Re: Define PC and SJW!
Posted: 02 Jul 2017, 3:40 pm 

Replies: 161
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There's something paternalistic and patronising about white SJWs telling minorities what they're supposed to be offended by. It's called the SJW's favorite word, racism. True, but this kind of behaviour is notable for its rarity (and even then my understanding is that views are mixed in the Latino ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Any British aspies here?

Posted: 30 Jun 2017, 6:19 pm 

Replies: 50
Views: 1,720


Thanks very much, Niall. I am assuming that "Scots" is either derived from, or is a dialect of, English. I know it's not Gaelic. Scots is a Germanic language, closely related to English. Gaelic is a Goidelic language, only very, very distantly related to either. English is closer to Germa...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Any British aspies here?

Posted: 30 Jun 2017, 10:41 am 

Replies: 50
Views: 1,720


In historical terms, everybody is a "mongrel." I'm curious: Could one, say from London, understand the local dialect of the area. Is the vocabulary English, but the pronunciation Norwegian. I can't lie: I'm a Yank LOL...so maybe I shouldn't be in this thread :P I'm going to talk in genera...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Define PC and SJW!

 Post subject: Re: Define PC and SJW!
Posted: 30 Jun 2017, 8:47 am 

Replies: 161
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I have called out the bad examples who react with hostility rather than polite explanation myself, as recently as this morning. Yes, there are those who will have a go at someone for an innocent mistake made out of ignorance, but once that ignorance is cured then yes, I think the rest of us need to ...
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