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 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Liberalism vs. Characters from Rent and La La Land. WHY?!

Posted: 24 Dec 2020, 4:33 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 1,093


Could you please provide links to the original critiques that you are talking about here? Here's Lindsay Ellis' video essay, "Rent: Look Pretty and Do As Little As Possible": https://youtu.be/q0qfFbtIj5w The section on Mark and the homeless woman is at 23:43 into the video. In the clip of...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Liberalism vs. Characters from Rent and La La Land. WHY?!

Posted: 23 Dec 2020, 2:03 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 1,093


Why do some people hate Mark from “Rent” and Sebastian from “La La Land?” We all have characters who are intended as sympathetic that we can't stand, but this goes beyond that. The critics of these characters treat them as the ultimate example of human evil and I don't understand why. This post deal...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "Meltdown"

 Post subject: Re: "Meltdown"
Posted: 08 Nov 2020, 9:13 am 

Replies: 52
Views: 10,110


Meltdown definitions: From Merriam-Webster: "(Entry 1 of 2) 1 : the accidental melting of the core of a nuclear reactor. 2 : a rapid or disastrous decline or collapse. 3 : a breakdown of self-control (as from fatigue or overstimulation)" From Oxford Dictionary: "A disastrous event, es...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The likely return of expert authority

Posted: 06 Nov 2020, 7:53 am 

Replies: 46
Views: 5,343


I see no reason to think a campaign promise using a broad term like "expert" means that people who are into eugenics will be given positions of power.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Poll: If someone won't vote for your candidate...

Posted: 06 Nov 2020, 7:34 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 2,145


Thank you, everyone, for your civil responses :). It is not my business to tell other people who they should vote for. Unless they want to vote for me, in which case they should be permanently committed to a secure psychiatric facility and/or marooned on a distant asteroid outbound from our solar sy...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Don't vote 'for a laugh'

Posted: 06 Nov 2020, 7:28 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 1,315


The thing about the public getting to vote is that everyone's vote is counted equally, regardless of the reason. So the person who takes voting very seriously and does hours of research on the candidates counts equally with the person who votes for a laugh, and they each count equally with the perso...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Not all these hypothetical sentences are prejudice...

Posted: 01 Nov 2020, 1:33 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 652


If this were in a fictional story being discussed on social media... Scenario A) The Blurt is the thief and the non-Blurt is the homeowner: "This isn't proper Blurt representation! Blurts need strong, positive role models! Imagine being a young Blurt reading this and seeing their people depicte...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Poll: If someone won't vote for your candidate...

Posted: 29 Oct 2020, 6:26 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 2,145


...which of the options in this poll would you prefer them to choose? This is just a hypothetical question. I assume most voters would prefer other voters to vote the same way they do. I was just curious, if that option was taken away, what would be your next-best choice for other voters to do? (Not...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Friend gets mad that I "overcomplicate" conversation

Posted: 17 Oct 2020, 6:15 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 874


Thanks, everyone, for your responses :). ...Your friend MIGHT have meant "is Ichabod Crane the headless horseman in ...the original novel". Yes, that was also something I mentioned, right before the bit about the multiple adaptations I hadn't seen, that I hadn't read the original book. So ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Crippling Indecisiveness

Posted: 16 Oct 2020, 7:49 am 

Replies: 31
Views: 1,692


I don't know if it's an AS trait, but it sounds like me. My mind goes round and round the different options and I always stress when I finally have to make a decision.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Friend gets mad that I "overcomplicate" conversation

Posted: 16 Oct 2020, 7:25 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 874


Recently, my friend has gotten mad at me a few times for the way I respond in conversation. Tonight, I asked him if he'd seen Disney's old "Sleepy Hollow" film, because I'd just watched a video about it. He said he thought he had and then mentioned that there'd also been a TV series of &qu...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The definition of “Karen” escalated quickly—I think.

Posted: 14 Oct 2020, 7:04 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 1,081


Many terms that become popular on the internet eventually become so broadly defined that they cease to have any meaning.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Opinions on autistics and religion (or lack of religion)

Posted: 14 Oct 2020, 6:57 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 2,822


I'm probably going to jinx it (I'm an atheist, but sometimes I'm irrationally superstitious about the universe's sense of irony :D) but I haven't been harassed by as many religious evangelists recently. It used to happen a lot more when I was younger, and perhaps they thought, more impressionable. T...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Confusing Political Manipulation Post from Facebook

Posted: 14 Oct 2020, 6:46 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 489


Well, I was born in 1981 too, and that quote sounds very lame (or "square", to use an 80s term) to me. I wouldn't call the quote outright political manipulation, though... just badly written and trite partisanship. Why not this instead? In this election, We the Boomers will be outnumbered...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Voting

 Post subject: Re: Voting
Posted: 14 Oct 2020, 6:38 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 799


I'm not going to vote. I believe the right to vote includes the right not to vote. Otherwise it would be called the Duty to Vote, like Jury Duty. As far as Jury Duty goes, I've only received a summons twice in my life. Both times I was required to call in for a week to see if I was called to appear ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Confusing Political Manipulation Post from Facebook

Posted: 09 Oct 2020, 7:08 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 489


I have a facebook friend who seems like a nice, smart guy and posts lots of interesting tidbits about history. He also keeps posting "get out the vote" stuff, which I find less compelling. (He's a Democrat, but I see this kind of stuff from both sides.) This guy says: "Stats say this ...
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