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Re: Top or bottom posting; does it really matter? [message #411341 is a reply to message #411340] Tue, 28 September 2021 14:16 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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Ahem A Rivet's Shot <steveo@eircom.net> writes:
> On Tue, 28 Sep 2021 13:12:17 GMT
> usenet@only.tnx (Questor) wrote:
>
>> Unfortunately, the term "woke" is being smeared by conservatives, and
>> there's not clear clear consensus on what it means to liberals. 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? What's wrong with addressing people in the manner
>> they wish to be addressed? What's wrong with being upset at humor made
>> at the expense of people in some minority, or that perpetuates negative
>> stereotypes? What's wrong with condeming statements that belittle or
>> denigrate others?
>
> Nothing is wrong with any of that IMHO - my father would have
> disagreed with me on several points.
>
>> 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.
>
> I think it is the "holier than thou" attitude of many users of the
> term rather than the principles themselves. As a child of the sixties I do
> find it perplexing the extent to which youngsters today seem to think
> they invented tolerance but hey the old beatniks probably thought similar
> things about us.

The _only_ people I've _ever_ heard (or seen in print) using the
term 'woke' have been conservatives using it to denigrate liberals;

I've never seen it used by someone who is supposedly 'woke'.
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