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I once read a SF story where one of the background features was no fault crime, where the criminal and the victim were both held equally accountable. That was, of course, naive. The guilt will be assigned based on social justice points, where the victim who defends himself will be the most guilty of all since he is keeping the predators from what is rightfully theirs.
Toggle Commented Feb 4, 2021 on Setting An Example, You See at davidthompson
Thanks for posting the video. Merry Christmas!
Toggle Commented Dec 23, 2020 on Tidings at davidthompson
Under a non-capitalistic society, nobody would do what they do. It wasn't real socialism; they had people regulating the bread line.
Don't the trees have enough problems without some yahoo coming along and burdening the trees with his own problems? Why is it the tree's role to listen to anyone whine?
Toggle Commented Nov 29, 2020 on Barking at davidthompson
How can we achieve justice for the victims of systemic discrimination as a class if you insisted on defending yourself as an individual rather than excepting your guilt as a member of a class? Real self defense occurs when victims of systemic racism take what is rightfully theirs. Check your privilege!
Toggle Commented Sep 16, 2020 on I Was Only Going To Stab You at davidthompson
Then they came for the Bronies: Because nothing can be free from censorship. I particularly liked how the author seems to find it problematic that Derpibooru forbid complaining about content and instead instruct visitors to use the site’s filtering tools to avoid images they don’t want to see. as though taking responsibility for your own viewing is beyond her.
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2020 on Scenes From Woketopia at davidthompson
From the original article: “[S]ome organizations are guiding participants to consider background choices to reflect the organization’s values, as opposed to personal choice”. Everything within the organization, nothing outside the organization, nothing against the organization minoritized people Minoritized? that's a new one on me.
Toggle Commented May 17, 2020 on Their Happiness Hurt My Feelings at davidthompson
even something as simple as an icebreaker asking people what the “most fun thing you’ve done with your family during quarantine” could be a microaggression. Why yes, anything can be a microaggression and that seems to be the point. Asking "How are you?" can be a microaggression, since that marginalizes people who aren't doing at all well, which is ableism.
Toggle Commented May 17, 2020 on Their Happiness Hurt My Feelings at davidthompson
How he manages to keep his sanity (or to project the image of such to us here) shall forever be a mystery. Cthulhu just called. He says you're freaking him out.
Toggle Commented May 4, 2020 on A Bold Use Of Talc at davidthompson
The vast majority of people worldwide, as well as millions in the UK, do not have their needs met Wow, what kind of third world pest-hole are you guys running if "millions in the UK do not have their needs met"? They must be starving in the streets and lining up to leave. Why, the flood of refugees from the UK must be overwhelming Europe. Oh, wait, none of that's happening and that claim about "millions in the UK" must be fresh off of the San Francisco sidewalk. This seems to be a combination of make believe solidarity with the less fortunate and a kind of fantasy distopia the writer dreams of. The question of what needs are not being met and how to meet them is neglected in favor of considering how to replace the writers fantasy distopia with a swinging, upbeat distopia with dancing.
until you become an insufferable, neurotic prodnose. "They say misery loves company We could start a company and make misery" - Soul Asylum got it slightly wrong. You need to a university to make large scale, life altering misery
Toggle Commented Aug 28, 2019 on Did Someone Do A Verbal Boo-Boo? at davidthompson
Congratulations and I wish you luck and happiness in the years ahead.
Toggle Commented Aug 15, 2019 on His Nuptials Were Impending at davidthompson
“We don’t need the wealthy, just their wealth”. We don't need farmers, just the food they grow.
Toggle Commented Jul 29, 2019 on Elsewhere (294) at davidthompson
principles of non-hierarchical organisation This almost seems like a contradiction in terms. Some people are going to end up in charge no matter how "non-hierarchical" they claim to be. We’ll also have a kids workshop Do you think non-hierarchical Barbie will be involved? Remember to bring your instrument if you want to play during the acoustic open mic. Sounds like a show for the ages.
Toggle Commented Jul 21, 2019 on A Tempting Invitation at davidthompson
On being put on a diet by her parents: having my food consumption policed meant i developed creative and adaptive ways to continue being able to eat the foods my body wanted to be able to eat OK, being forced to go on a diet by her parents probably did suck and was foredoomed to failure, but I find the phrasing interesting here: "to eat the foods my body wanted to be able to eat". She was just following her body's orders, folks.
Toggle Commented Jul 6, 2019 on Think Big, Badly at davidthompson
After the colony fails: "It wasn't real matriarchy."
Toggle Commented Jun 26, 2019 on Did You Pack The Jar Of Testicles? at davidthompson
Whether, in a matriarchal society without examples of male aggression, those boys would grow up to be the kind of man who grabs a peaceful protester by the back of her neck remains one of the great unknowns. Because boys growing up in homes without fathers always turn out to be so peaceful.
Toggle Commented Jun 26, 2019 on Did You Pack The Jar Of Testicles? at davidthompson
Wow, so your parents are morally incompetent so you have to supervise their voting. I love how this, which I've always heard is illegal in the USA, is only the first step and I doubt their could ever be a last step.
Toggle Commented May 26, 2019 on Her Loveliness Revealed at davidthompson
Was that powdered styrofome? I suppose she appeals to "adolescent males of every age and sex", as The Annals of Improbable Research used to put it.
Toggle Commented Apr 16, 2019 on I Was Reminded Of Rice Krispies at davidthompson
Damn those white males & their happiness.
Toggle Commented Jan 20, 2019 on Not Quite Getting Over It at davidthompson
So, not being a failure makes you right wing (and, therefore, a sinner) and pride in you accomplishments is a bad thing. But, if you become a perfect failure, have you not succeeded in failing?
Toggle Commented Sep 29, 2018 on The Perils of Jogging at davidthompson
Am I missing something? Some of the astronauts flew more than one mission. Thirty-two astronauts were assigned to fly in the Apollo manned lunar landing program. Twenty-four of them left Earth's orbit and flew around the Moon on nine missions. Jim Lovell, John Young, and Eugene Cernan flew more than on mission, so Apollo 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17 = 9 missions that got to the moon, so 9*3 - 3 = 24 people who were on missions that got to the moon. Twelve people landed on the moon, but a total of 24 flew around the moon.
Toggle Commented Sep 17, 2018 on Clock Ticks Regardless at davidthompson
[F]ocus on shaping the world you want, Mariella Frostrup tells a woman whose biological clock is ticking Because if the problem is that your biological clock is counting down and is now approaching zero, the solution is to try to remake the world to accommodate your choices before time runs out.
Toggle Commented Sep 16, 2018 on Clock Ticks Regardless at davidthompson
Like 'white supremacy' and 'patriarchy', it's whatever they want it to be (and can change at any time). And how Venezuela was a demonstration of how socialism made peoples lives better, until it had never been socialist and only a cretin would suggest it had been. Its a magical world where facts are mutable according to immediate need.
Toggle Commented Aug 19, 2018 on Elsewhere (280) at davidthompson
Who's up for some woke art? And here I thought we'd seen the last of mattress girl. Still a victim, only now of her Asian heritage. Wants they/them pronouns.
Toggle Commented Mar 24, 2018 on Paranormal Beings Walk Among Us at davidthompson