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Re: Top or bottom posting; does it really matter? [message #411348 is a reply to message #411342] Tue, 28 September 2021 17:45 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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On Tue, 28 Sep 2021 19:03:56 GMT, Charlie Gibbs
<cgibbs@kltpzyxm.invalid> wrote:
> 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.

Fascinating. I'm rather sure all of us have heard 'too thin skinned'
for decades, not just this century.

>> 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

Conservatives call people snwflakes when they get upset at being
called out for various things like racism and being a trump follower.
I've called people a racist, since I was a teenager, back in the
1960s, before hippiedom.
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