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Re: Top or bottom posting; does it really matter? [message #411342 is a reply to message #411336] Tue, 28 September 2021 15:03 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
Charlie Gibbs is currently offline  Charlie Gibbs
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On 2021-09-28, Questor <usenet@only.tnx> wrote:

> On Mon, 27 Sep 2021 21:45:47 -0400, J. Clarke <jclarke.873638@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> On Mon, 27 Sep 2021 18:24:08 -0500, D.J. <chucktheouch@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Woke basically means your head isn't inserted into your buttocks.
>>
>> This is true, woke means that your buttocks have descended around your
>> head.

:-)

> Unfortunately, the term "woke" is being smeared by conservatives,
> and there's not clear clear consensus on what it means to liberals.

To me, a lot of it looks like a resurgence of the Political Correctness
nonsense of the late '80s. Call it PC 2.0. The basic idea is the same:
make yourself seem righteous by putting down others for some perceived
offence, which may or may not have basis in fact. Since the original PC
craze, the term "virtue signaling" has been invented to describe this.

> That being said, what's wrong with treating people of different
> sexual orientations, or racial and cultural backgrounds, with the
> basic respect due any human being?

Nothing at all. At least as long as we can continue to distinguish
between these characteristics and a political stance.

> What's wrong with addressing people in the manner they wish to be
> addressed?

Generally nothing, Your Majesty. But we shouldn't have to twist
the language out of shape to do so.

> What's wrong with being upset at humor made at the expense of people
> in some minority, or that perpetuates negative stereotypes?

Generally nothing, but people are a little too thin-skinned these days.

> What's wrong with condeming statements that belittle or denigrate
> others?

Nothing unless they deserve it. I'm not going to start praising
corrupt politicians because it might hurt their delicate feelings.

> It seems to me that not all, but most of the people complaining about
> "wokeness" are upset at being called out for acting like an asshole.

The rest are complaining about being attacked unduly harshly for
saying things which were not intended to hurt or offend. A part
of "wokeness" seems to include changing the standards too fast
for anyone else to keep up with, and choosing the most malicious
interpretation of anything others say.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generation_Snowflake

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