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Shaman 04-04-2015 11:16 AM

SABs (Social activist bullshit)
 
I didn't want to make this thread but after what happened in the Pillars of Eternity thread I feel compelled to say something. I don't blog, I don't use Twitter, I don't Facebook, I don't collect upvotes on Reddit and the closest I get to social media is spamming on 4chan. And still no matter what I do I'm saturated in the latest online activist contro-drama-frenzy. Did you see X's latest blog about Y? Z is going to be pissed on Twitter! Let me #hashtag this one so everyone can see...

Who gives a flying FUCK?

Everyone has an opinion now and everyone feels so obligated to share their half-assed musings about the problems of society, and why you should give them attention. Just reactionaries with keyboards. And as soon as one activist voices their outrage, you instantly get twice as many people online reacting against them. Feminist and anti-feminist. Racist and anti-racist. "SJW" and anti-"SJW". They're all the same white noise and just as knee-jerk as their other halves: people who get offended and then the people offended at their offense. Do you know what it means when you say I'm offended by that? Nothing. You've added absolutely nothing to the conversation. Its just a whine - that's all that is.

And you know what the worst part is? The act of me complaining about this here? That makes me part of the problem. I'm joining that same storm, I'm feeding it. But apparently you can't even talk about a rare game like Pillars of Eternity anymore without pro-and-anti activists hijacking it with their social media drama. There's to be no escape from it apparently.

So the TL;DR is to stop feeding trolls. Rant over.

Slowpokeking 04-04-2015 11:24 AM

I think it's pointless as well. But it's their freedom to do it, just ignore them if you don't like.

Also remember sometimes, these people do give some useful ideas.

Saranus 04-04-2015 11:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shaman (Post 1287120)
Who gives a flying FUCK?

Um.. you I guess? You started the thread? Be careful in your quest to denounce evil that you do not become what you hate.

Shaman 04-04-2015 11:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Saranus (Post 1287124)
Um.. you I guess? You started the thread? Be careful in your quest to denounce evil that you do not become what you hate.

Keep reading please

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shaman (Post 1287120)
And you know what the worst part is? The act of me complaining about this here? That makes me part of the problem. I'm joining that same storm, I'm feeding it.


Slowpokeking 04-04-2015 11:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shaman (Post 1287127)
Keep reading please

It's really not a big deal, you probably will understand how important freedom is when you can't comment about many many things even on the internet.

Fojar 04-04-2015 11:43 AM

If someone is fighting a culture war on an internet forum they're a dumb idiot.

Noitora 04-04-2015 12:20 PM

Just because someone talks about something you don't want them to talk about, doesn't make them trolls. Even when it inevitably devolves into trolling.

Hammerbrew 04-04-2015 12:30 PM

SJWs/Political Correctness/Anti-GG, it's all the same cancerous bullshit; everyone's a special snowflake and has not only the right, but the duty, to be offended at fucking anything and everything.

And when you're offended at it, it MUST mean something has to change, instead of you, you know, either ignoring it or not buying/supporting the product, no, the product has to change to suit your agenda.

Nonsense, fucking nonsense. We're a truly pathetic species.

Fojar 04-04-2015 01:12 PM

I'm offended by shitty posts.

Sonneillon 04-04-2015 01:44 PM

Amen brother.

ZhulDjinn 04-04-2015 02:49 PM

So the purpose of this thread is to get any derailed thread to be back on track as long as the derailment is a bout social media bullshit?

Ruinshin 04-04-2015 02:52 PM

Soo..

My Little Pony apparently dealt with this shit today.

Dithon1 04-04-2015 02:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Ruinshin (Post 1287203)
Soo..

My Little Pony apparently dealt with this shit today.

Moreso communism than anything else. I really don't see much in the way of "nobody should be better at anything than anyone else" when SJWs start talking.

Hammerbrew 04-04-2015 02:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fojar (Post 1287152)
I'm offended by shitty posts.

You must offend yourself a lot.

Lord Grimtale 04-04-2015 03:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hammerbrew (Post 1287208)
You must offend yourself a lot.

Good one.

PajamaSalad 04-04-2015 03:00 PM

Anyone that disagrees with me is evil.

ZhulDjinn 04-04-2015 03:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pajamasalad (Post 1287214)
Anyone that disagrees with me is evil.

I disagree and anyone that disagrees with me is evil.
I guess we're both evil thus.

Nazja 04-04-2015 03:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pajamasalad (Post 1287214)
Anyone that disagrees with me is evil.

What happens if you change your opinion?

PajamaSalad 04-04-2015 03:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ZhulDjinn (Post 1287217)
I disagree and anyone that disagrees with me is evil.
I guess we're both evil thus.

Does that mean we are on the same side?
Quote:

Originally Posted by Nazja (Post 1287218)
What happens if you change your opinion?

All human morality shifts.

ZhulDjinn 04-04-2015 03:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pajamasalad (Post 1287219)
Does that mean we are on the same side?

Probably.

Slowpokeking 04-04-2015 03:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pajamasalad (Post 1287214)
Anyone that disagrees with me is evil.


Anansi 04-04-2015 03:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pajamasalad (Post 1287214)
Anyone that disagrees with me is evil.

I quite agree.

Aha! Figure that one out!

Fojar 04-04-2015 03:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hammerbrew (Post 1287208)
You must offend yourself a lot.

You're triggering me.

PajamaSalad 04-04-2015 03:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Anansi (Post 1287229)
I quite agree.

Aha! Figure that one out!

It means we are on the same side.

Slowpokeking 04-04-2015 03:18 PM

Only a Sith deal in absolutes...

Wait that's absolute as well.

Mutterscrawl 04-04-2015 04:35 PM

Much as people love to bitch and moan, the only reason it ever pops up outside the threads for the topics, is because someone -else- has to bitch about stuff from off the site.

SmokeBlader 04-04-2015 04:37 PM

When pieces of entertainment are altered to cater specifically to social activists it's hard not to give a fuck. Especially when said social groups are racist as fuck.

Nazja 04-04-2015 04:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mutterscrawl (Post 1287282)
Much as people love to bitch and moan, the only reason it ever pops up outside the threads for the topics, is because someone -else- has to bitch about stuff from off the site.

If I'm not mistaken, this is true. At times, it feels like some of us intentionally look for things to get mad at, which they'll then share on SoL. Doesn't seem like a healthy thing to do to me. You're turning us all into passive smokers! :P

If it weren't for SoL (and Twitter which I seldom use nowadays) I wouldn't even know what SJW's and GG are.

HlaaluStyle 04-04-2015 04:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nazja (Post 1287286)
If I'm not mistaken, this is true. At times, it feels like some of us intentionally look for things to get mad at, which they'll then share on SoL. Doesn't seem like a healthy thing to do to me. You're turning us all into passive smokers! :P

If it weren't for SoL (and Twitter which I seldom use nowadays) I wouldn't even know what SJW's and GG are.

Yeah, it's actually not that hard to avoid news on this subject.

PajamaSalad 04-04-2015 04:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HlaaluStyle (Post 1287289)
Yeah, it's actually not that hard to avoid news on this subject.

I probably wouldn't have heard of those terms either.

Noitora 04-04-2015 04:55 PM

Look, all I know is that I'm black and oppressed, so I have free reign to be an asshole.

PajamaSalad 04-04-2015 04:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Noitora (Post 1287292)
Look, all I know is that I'm black and oppressed, so I have free reign to be an asshole.

But you aren't.

Noitora 04-04-2015 04:58 PM

I mean this platonically
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pajamasalad (Post 1287293)
But you aren't.

That's not what white people tell me. Also fuck you.

Slowpokeking 04-04-2015 05:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Noitora (Post 1287294)
That's not what white people tell me. Also fuck you.

Don't assume all white people are like that.

PajamaSalad 04-04-2015 05:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Noitora (Post 1287294)
That's not what white people tell me. Also fuck you.

You don't need to be grumpy at me.

Noitora 04-04-2015 05:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pajamasalad (Post 1287300)
You don't need to be grumpy at me.

Sorry.

PajamaSalad 04-04-2015 05:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Noitora (Post 1287301)
Sorry.

I forgive you.

Magistrix Verdande 04-04-2015 05:14 PM

I think it's an interesting phenomena, to see how the internet has speeded up what is essentially the process of cultural paradgim shifts. Of course there's going to be turbulence and resistance in any way the ball may be rolling. Participating or observing in such discourse is constructive, whereas ignoring or avoiding it is not.

One way or another, we will all be effected by the consequences of such talks, be they between world leaders of randoms on social media. Such is the nature of reaction; it comes from action and becomes action in turn.

We live in an age of major, global social reform. I find it be as exciting as it is tiring.

Yaskaleh 04-04-2015 05:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fojar (Post 1287152)
I'm offended by shitty posts.

Solution, stop posting.

PajamaSalad 04-05-2015 03:53 PM

I sense animosity on this forum.


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