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ARM3481 05-27-2015 11:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Mutterscrawl (Post 1312429)
Inb4 someone screenshots this and puts it on another website as an example of a crazy social justice person.

Surely you can see how your "Inb4" constitutes an effort on your part to oppress and marginalize slower-posting procrastinators with your privileged use of premeditated timeliness.

HlaaluStyle 05-27-2015 11:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Ruinshin (Post 1312413)
I agree it's probably Poes law in action, actually.

It's really impossible to tell, at this point. Outrage should be reserved for when someone says something stupid, and we know that they mean it (which excludes 99% of Internet commentary).

Mutterscrawl 05-27-2015 11:12 PM

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Originally Posted by ARM3481 (Post 1312435)
Surely you can see how your "Inb4" constitutes an effort on your part to oppress and marginalize slower-posting procrastinators with your privileged use of premeditated timeliness.

Yeah well they can go fellate a storm giant for all I care, slow posting is one thing I will not abide unless you're missing an arm or some shit like that.

Leviathon 05-28-2015 01:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Omacron (Post 1312401)
I love how the logic is that all white people everywhere always benefited from the oppression of "people of color" and got some kind of leg-up from it. Whenever someone tries that I point out that my Greek ancestors were, in fact, enslaved by "people of color" in the Ottoman Empire. But no, somehow that doesn't count.

Hell in general there have been far more white slaves in history than there were of color. It was only in colonial times that the idea of 'enslaving blacks' was really an idea. It seems so many people (or at least the ones that like to constantly bring it up) only have knowledge of history that goes back around 300 years.

Frostwolf 05-28-2015 01:53 AM


Bolvar 05-28-2015 02:23 AM

People on Twitter actually complained about Tilda Swinton being cast as the Ancient One in Dr. Strange because she's not Asian.

Let that marinate for a bit.

SmokeBlader 05-28-2015 03:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Ruinshin (Post 1312379)
https://archive.is/vEuBX

A taste, friends.

Dyed hair, middle class (American?), has a communism shirt but never felt the effects of said ideology. They're like mushrooms. The more colorful the hair, the more poisonous the person is.

miffy23 05-28-2015 04:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Bolvar (Post 1312475)
People on Twitter actually complained about Tilda Swinton being cast as the Ancient One in Dr. Strange because she's not Asian.

Let that marinate for a bit.

:rolleyes:

Hammerbrew 05-28-2015 05:58 AM

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Originally Posted by SmokeBlader (Post 1312478)
Dyed hair, middle class (American?), has a communism shirt but never felt the effects of said ideology. They're like mushrooms. The more colorful the hair, the more poisonous the person is.

This is a good post.

miffy23 05-28-2015 06:01 AM

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Originally Posted by SmokeBlader (Post 1312478)
Dyed hair, middle class (American?), has a communism shirt but never felt the effects of said ideology. They're like mushrooms. The more colorful the hair, the more poisonous the person is.

Just curious, but have you?

Noitora 05-28-2015 07:26 AM

So a few blogs on tumblr have been talking about and criticizing the idea that asking disabled people to smoke outside is ableist because they can't move as far as regular people.

Kellick 05-28-2015 07:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Bolvar (Post 1312475)
People on Twitter actually complained about Tilda Swinton being cast as the Ancient One in Dr. Strange because she's not Asian.

Let that marinate for a bit.

See, I had to do some reading up, because my comic book knowledge isn't up to snuff.

The original character is an old asian dude, and they cast a white woman in the role. People didn't complain about the character being recast as a woman, but did complain about said woman being white.

That about cover it?

Nazja 05-28-2015 07:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Noitora (Post 1312578)
Asking disabled people to smoke outside is ableist because they can't move as far as regular people.

Who comes up with this stuff?

Noitora 05-28-2015 07:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Kellick (Post 1312579)
See, I had to do some reading up, because my comic book knowledge isn't up to snuff.

The original character is an old asian dude, and they cast a white woman in the role. People didn't complain about the character being recast as a woman, but did complain about said woman being white.

That about cover it?

According to the bylaws yes.

Ma Caque Attaque 05-28-2015 07:40 AM

I wonder what they have against an androgenous person? Do they hate/fear the androgyny?

Mutterscrawl 05-28-2015 07:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Ma Caque Attaque (Post 1312594)
I wonder what they have against an androgenous person? Do they hate/fear the androgyny?

To the best of my knowledge the issue doesn't have anything to do with their androgyny?

Just the fact that the ancient one's supposed to be this old tibetan person.

Omacron 05-28-2015 08:13 AM

I'd actually agree with the people complaining. I have absolutely no idea why Tilda Swinton should be cast in the role. If it's a case of "ability over aesthetics" I find it very hard to believe she's a martial arts master.

Ruinshin 05-28-2015 10:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Omacron (Post 1312612)
I'd actually agree with the people complaining. I have absolutely no idea why Tilda Swinton should be cast in the role. If it's a case of "ability over aesthetics" I find it very hard to believe she's a martial arts master.

I don't think the Ancient One WAS a martial arts master? Mystic arts, yes. I could be wrong. Loved the concept of strange but never got into it.

C9H20 05-28-2015 11:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Mutterscrawl (Post 1312397)
I would bet money that's someone trolling. Internet laws or not, it seems too obvious.

It feels like when people on this site whine about folks and parody rare occurrences as if they're commonplace.

I'm not sure, the other articles listed are of the same vein, if it was parody you'd see non-parody (anti-SJW) articles too.

The comments are crazy though, all you ever wanted to know about Jewspiracies. :D

Omacron 05-28-2015 11:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Ruinshin (Post 1312681)
I don't think the Ancient One WAS a martial arts master? Mystic arts, yes. I could be wrong. Loved the concept of strange but never got into it.

I could've sworn he did both. I know Strange was retconned into having some kung fu prowess.

HlaaluStyle 05-28-2015 11:22 AM

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Originally Posted by miffy23 (Post 1312526)
Just curious, but have you?

ShadowBlader did grow up in Romania. I don't know if it was before or after Ceaucescu.

My mom traveled through the USSR in her '20s. She said there were a lot of breadlines and paranoia, just as the stereotypes say. The people were pretty nice once she got to know them, however.

A friend's father grew up in China. He used to secretly listen to American broadcasts. The guy jury-rigged a dead man's switch to do this; basically, the moment he dropped it, the radio would turn to some Chinese patriotic station. He knew they'd probably kill him if they found out what he really listened do.

I've had Vietnamese coworkers who told me how, during their childhood back in the '80s, they knew a lot of people who just "disappeared". Living in Southern California, you meet a lot of Asian immigrants, many of whom came here to escape communism.

I've met survivors of the Khmer Rouge genocide. One man told me how he escaped on foot. Pretty much everyone he knew had been murdered—often by overwork, though other times by hatchet-wielding KR cadres. He managed to get into a refugee camp across the border in Thailand. The man had no real education and didn't speak a word of English. There was an English-language school, but it was reserved for refugees with connections. So not him. Nonetheless, he'd stand outside the tent to listen in and learn as best he could so that he could one day get to the US or Australia. He finally succeeded. That's how desperate he was to escape.

So though I haven't lived under it myself, I've heard enough bad stories to be pretty suspicious.

miffy23 05-28-2015 11:27 AM

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Originally Posted by HlaaluStyle (Post 1312708)
ShadowBlader did grow up in Romania. I don't know if it was before or after Ceaucescu.

My mom traveled through the USSR in her '20s. She said there were a lot of breadlines and paranoia, just as the stereotypes say. The people were pretty nice once she got to know them, however.

A friend's father grew up in China. He used to secretly listen to American broadcasts. The guy jury-rigged a dead man's switch to do this; basically, the moment he dropped it, the radio would turn to some Chinese patriotic station. He knew they'd probably kill him if they found out what he really listened do.

I've had Vietnamese coworkers who told me how, during their childhood back in the '80s, they knew a lot of people who just "disappeared". Living in Southern California, you meet a lot of Asian immigrants, many of whom came here to escape communism.

I've met survivors of the Khmer Rouge genocide. One man told me how he escaped on foot. Pretty much everyone he knew had been murdered—often by overwork, though other times by hatchet-wielding KR cadres. He managed to get into a refugee camp across the border in Thailand. The man had no real education and didn't speak a word of English. There was an English-language school, but it was reserved for refugees with connections. So not him. Nonetheless, he'd stand outside the tent to listen in and learn as best he could so that he could one day get to the US or Australia. He finally succeeded. That's how desperate he was to escape.

So though I haven't lived under it myself, I've heard enough bad stories to be pretty suspicious.

You guys are aware that the concept of communism =/= authoritarian regime, though? I can appreciate that the term holds negative connotations for many that lived through those regimes, but it had little to do with the idea of communism as an economic/social system - which is what someone wearing a T-Shirt with that on it today is declaring, not "Stalinism! How cool was that, huh?"

SmokeBlader 05-28-2015 11:27 AM

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Originally Posted by miffy23 (Post 1312526)
Just curious, but have you?

26 years since the fall, but it left it's mark on society. Also, what Destron said.

miffy23 05-28-2015 11:32 AM

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Originally Posted by SmokeBlader (Post 1312711)
26 years since the fall, but it left it's mark on society. Also, what Destron said.

Points upwards.

Just saying that communism is no more the root cause of those authoritarian regimes than capitalism was for Franco, Hitler, Mussolini, Peron, Mugabe, Milosevic, Hussein or Gaddaffi.

HlaaluStyle 05-28-2015 11:35 AM

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Originally Posted by miffy23 (Post 1312710)
You guys are aware that the concept of communism =/= authoritarian regime, though? I can appreciate that the term holds negative connotations for many that lived through those regimes, but it had little to do with the idea of communism as an economic/social system - which is what someone wearing a T-Shirt with that on it today is declaring, not "Stalinism! How cool was that, huh?"

The problem is, every time it's been tried, it's led to something authoritarian. But it's gotten to the point where I'm really not willing to give it any further chances.

Now agitating for socialism is fine. I don't agree with strong socialism, I think it would be a disaster implemented in the US, but there are perfectly functional socialist countries out there. You can point to something that more-or-less works and have a decent example. That just doesn't exist for any self-declared communist state.

And yes, I know that communism was socialism's end goal according to Marx, but I don't see too many socialist countries concerning themselves with his eschatological ravings.


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