Friday, 5 January 2018

The Duality of the Southern Thing

quote [ Alabama today is a place with a lot of hard-working people trying to get by while publicity-seeking retrogrades live to embarrass the rest of us. ]

Ten points for Democracy Activists
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[by raphael_the_turtle@6:40pmGMT]


HoZay said @ 7:46pm GMT on 5th Jan
but only when Southern poverty is no longer the punchline of a joke.
Who is this comment aimed at?
Hugh E. said @ 8:56pm GMT on 5th Jan [Score:1 Underrated]
Who is this question aimed at?
HoZay said @ 12:58am GMT on 6th Jan
The line about southern poverty is from the main link. I wonder what the author is talking about. I guess the implication is that liberals think southern poverty is funny, and they should stop that. That seems pretty bogus to me.
raphael_the_turtle said @ 2:04pm GMT on 6th Jan
In case you're being serious.

Dave Chappelle: Equanimity | Clip: Voting in the 2016 Election | Netflix

If you haven't seen how even amongst the PC folks it's still open season on "poor white trash" I don't know what to tell you.
HoZay said @ 5:20am GMT on 7th Jan
I thought the knock on the South was about violent racist, religious extremists, which doesn't seem income related. Not to mention the only people I've ever heard talking about poor white trash is southerners talking about other southerners.
zarathustra said @ 10:09am GMT on 7th Jan
When I moved from New England to go to school in NC I was far more concerned about dealing with poor white trash than I was about racism or religious extremists. Not many of the latter two in grad school but lots of the first in places a grad student can afford to live.
mechavolt said @ 10:22pm GMT on 5th Jan [Score:2]
The "they don't care about us" has its roots in racism. We do care about you, that's why we support social welfare programs. But black people use those programs, and you're too proud/racist to use them. Because at least you're not one of them, you're better than that. You're white, after all. And dammit, shouldn't those coastal elites treat you better because of that?
foobar said @ 3:59am GMT on 6th Jan
It's also pretty rich given the stain of treason they bear. All being fair, today the south would be a territory and Guam et cetera would be states.
lilmookieesquire said @ 4:09am GMT on 6th Jan
Or like Puerto Rico?

Specifically PR. Like how the American government has treated PR.
foobar said @ 4:12am GMT on 6th Jan
Right. How long has it been without power now?
HoZay said @ 4:46am GMT on 6th Jan [Score:4 laz0r]
Since 1492.
lilmookieesquire said @ 10:26pm GMT on 6th Jan
steele said @ 5:00am GMT on 6th Jan [Score:2 Underrated]
“I will try not to overlook the cruelties that victims inflict on one another as they are jammed together in the boxcars of the system. I don’t want to romanticize them. But I do remember (in rough paraphrase) a statement I once read: “The cry of the poor is not always just, but if you don’t listen to it, you will never know what justice is.”

― Howard Zinn, A People's History of the United States
3333 said @ 3:36pm GMT on 6th Jan [Score:-4 Boring]
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Fish said @ 4:19pm GMT on 6th Jan [Score:-4 Boring]
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3333 said[1] @ 4:24pm GMT on 6th Jan [Score:-3 Boring]

This site has gotten to the point that the moderator now censures links to the encyclopedia, like the one posted above. One wonders what to make of that: A war with reality seems the most plausible explanation, but I welcome other, less dispiriting, hypotheses...

Fish said @ 4:32pm GMT on 6th Jan [Score:-3 Boring]
Look at what these enlightened Progressives have created here.

The mob votes against any opinion that goes against the mob.

Once you've been down-voted you can't post or moderate; all dissenting voices are silenced.

It's the ultimate circle jerk, and a clear picture of the world they want to live in.

This is the crux of Trump's complaint about the media; simply pointing it out causes everyone to immediately recognize it is true. Well, maybe not here, because these guys are hardcore zealots and they have the microphone; it's hilarious just for that reason.

It's quite amazing. I can't look away.
Fish said @ 4:45pm GMT on 6th Jan [Score:-3 Boring]
Boring by steele

My point.
Fish said @ 4:48pm GMT on 6th Jan [Score:-4 Boring]
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3333 said @ 4:52pm GMT on 6th Jan [Score:-3 Boring]

I share that morbid fascination.

It used to be limited to the policing of unpopular opinion. Now the moderator has stepped up the degree of enforcement, to censure facts that don’t cohere to the approved political orthodoxy. Diversity in all things, except diversity of opinion.

Tellingly, the level of discourse has deteriorated in lock step with the increasingly retrograde climate.

When you can be assured, that as long as you remain strictly PC, your views will never be challenged, the need for intellectual rigour is absent, and the quality of discussion suffers as a direct consequence.

Fish said @ 5:00pm GMT on 6th Jan [Score:-4 Boring]
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Fish said @ 5:02pm GMT on 6th Jan [Score:-5 Boring]
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Fish said @ 4:44pm GMT on 6th Jan [Score:-3 Boring]
Boring by steele

My point.
Fish said @ 4:48pm GMT on 6th Jan [Score:-4 Boring]
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HoZay said @ 5:08pm GMT on 6th Jan [Score:3 Good]
lilmookieesquire said @ 10:30pm GMT on 6th Jan [Score:2]
Steele! Your AI are communicating with each other. What have you done? WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?!

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