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    Only in Seattle. That should be a new aphorism.

    Quote Western Math critics worry about more nuanced issues, such as why we teach kids Western counting and not, for example, how the Aborigines count.
    The way we count, the decimal numeral system, actually came from the Arabs. Let those 'Western Maths Critics' swivel on that! Morons..

    Although I don't believe there are any 'Western Maths Critics'. No such dumbass thing exists. Only dissidents and cultural saboteurs exist - whoever they are. Revisionist cancel culture is just one strand in a very dense conspiratorial rope that is attempting to string up Western Civilization by the neck, to hang until it is dead. I've never been more convinced of that than I am right now.
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    Default Re: Cancel Culture (Examples)

    James Lindsay talks about it in a little more in detail in this video:


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    This is hilarious. (And worryingly insane)
    ~~~
    BLM rioters tear down statue of dinosaur in name of social justice

    Unclear as to why mob decided to take its rage out on prehistoric figure

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    Quote Posted by Mike (here)
    James Lindsay talks about it in a little more in detail in this video:
    Speaking of how perverted and demented this whole 'inclusive' business is, this came up in my twitter feed this morning. How many seeds and over how many generations has the United Nations been sowing their diabolical plan?

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    Quote Posted by Bill Ryan (here)
    This is hilarious. (And worryingly insane)
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    BLM rioters tear down statue of dinosaur in name of social justice

    Unclear as to why mob decided to take its rage out on prehistoric figure

    It was bigger and stronger than the other reptiles, therefore it had dino-privilege. Deny it all you want, but that's just your dino-fragility talking
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    Beyond the flagrant examples put forth so far, Cancel Culture also manifests itself in a preemptive manner...

    For example: within Big Tech's contracts with us, that elicit self-censorship and that threaten one of grave consequences for any failure to adhere to the rules (some of which are as vague as they are "woke").

    A couple of years ago, I was shocked to read the details of some of the clauses in the Microsoft Service Agreement (you know, that long-winded many-pages long document that almost nobody reads before agreeing to sell their soul to the devil).

    Here is a section of the agreement, in which I have highlighted (in red and in bold) some clauses or parts thereof:


    3. Code of Conduct.
    a. By agreeing to these Terms, you’re agreeing that, when using the Services, you will follow these rules:
    i. Don’t do anything illegal.
    ii. Don’t engage in any activity that exploits, harms, or threatens to harm children.
    iii. Don’t send spam or engage in phishing. Spam is unwanted or unsolicited bulk email, postings, contact requests, SMS (text messages), instant messages, or similar electronic communications. Phishing is sending emails or other electronic communications to fraudulently or unlawfully induce recipients to reveal personal or sensitive information, such as passwords, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, passport numbers, credit card information, financial information, or other sensitive information, or to gain access to accounts or records, exfiltration of documents or other sensitive information, payment and/or financial benefit.
    iv. Don’t publicly display or use the Services to share inappropriate content or material (involving, for example, nudity, bestiality, pornography, offensive language, graphic violence, or criminal activity).
    v. Don’t engage in activity that is fraudulent, false or misleading (e.g., asking for money under false pretenses, impersonating someone else, manipulating the Services to increase play count, or affect rankings, ratings, or comments).
    vi. Don’t circumvent any restrictions on access to or availability of the Services.
    vii. Don’t engage in activity that is harmful to you, the Services or others (e.g., transmitting viruses, stalking, posting terrorist or violent extremist content, communicating hate speech, or advocating violence against others).
    viii. Don’t infringe upon the rights of others (e.g., unauthorized sharing of copyrighted music or other copyrighted material, resale or other distribution of Bing maps, or photographs).
    ix. Don’t engage in activity that violates the privacy of others.
    x. Don’t help others break these rules.
    b. Enforcement. If you violate these Terms, we may stop providing Services to you or we may close your Microsoft account. We may also block delivery of a communication (like email, file sharing or instant message) to or from the Services in an effort to enforce these Terms or we may remove or refuse to publish Your Content for any reason. When investigating alleged violations of these Terms, Microsoft reserves the right to review Your Content in order to resolve the issue. However, we cannot monitor the entire Services and make no attempt to do so.


    "We may remove or refuse to publish Your Content for any reason."

    "For any reason."

    Well, folks (is that term OK to use? ), that is another manifestation of Cancel Culture on steroids!

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    Let's now hear it from Canada's super woke Prime Minister and self-proclaimed proud feminist, Justin Trudeau, during a town hall meeting, some two and a half years ago:
    WOMAN: ...because maternal love is the love that's going to change the future of mankind, so we'd like you to-

    TRUDEAU: Uh we, we like to say "peoplekind", not necessarily "mankind". It's just more inclusive.

    WOMAN: There we go, exactly! Yes, thank you!

    TRUDEAU: We can all learn from each other!

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    It's full Orwell when they start cancelling history. This was from 'mostly not true' CNN, so not surprising.

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    The point of the above post, if any were wondering, was not to complain about the Washington Redskins being cancelled. It was the move to erase it from the historical record. I don't believe anyone is seriously going to be offended by seeing a picture of Biden – taken in 1984 – in which a controversial logo is visible.

    The worry is the precedent this sets. Again, it's these autocrats deciding what is offence for everyone else. I'm not offended, for instance, by a swastika. I do know what it is, and I do know what it means historically. But how soon before war-movies from years ago have Nazi flags retroactively airbrushed out because they're deemed "offensive"?

    To experiment with the concept. Say they cancel all pictures, all images at all that depict anything, because images (in and of themselves) are offensive to blind people...

    A ludicrous notion. But it shows that when you take a concept and project it to its far extreme, and it shows up as being ludicrous, it surely means that your initial starting point is flawed. A bit like if you set off to an agreed destination along a perfectly straight line at 1 meter per second. If that line is off by a fraction of a degree, it won't be long before you find yourself miles off course.

    It's an analogy of what could happen. Because we all know how societal trends are predisposed to gross amplification over time. The setting of this trend is foolish and illogical. I fear it could spiral out of control all too soon and become something ludicrous.
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    Quote Posted by Star Mariner (here)
    The setting of this trend is foolish and illogical. I fear it could spiral out of control all too soon and become something ludicrous.
    Foolish and illogical, absolutely, to the very middle of its rotten core. Its sister the "Me Too" movement was in the process of going off the rails into full on societal destructive mode, and then it was gone.

    It's taking a bit longer for this one but, I do predict the same eventual ending. So far thing thing is pretty much confined to media, universities, big corporations and big tech.; it will be DOA as it tries to worm its way into Main Street, the average person is just not going to put up with that s##t.

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    If you want to know what cancel culture really is, watch what it cancels, and watch what it doesn't.

    What isn't being cancelled is "Cuties", more on it here, and here. This film involves scantily clad 11 year old girls posing sexually, while cavorting and writhing and twerking to hip-hop music. "Thoughtful, fresh, poignant", the critics remark (rave). This film also displays partial nudity, including bared chests and backsides. This is nothing but soft core child porn dressed up as a 'coming-of-age' drama.

    So where is the woke mob now? Where is cancel-culture?

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    See how they frame it. "Right wing".

    Since when is a call for decency a right-wing position? It makes no difference what party you support, it's our moral obligation, and surely our most pressing aim, especially if you're a parent, to protect children.

    But at what point do you become so woke, that you become blind to basic morality?

    Is that what's happened here? Or are those involved...involved in an agenda?

    Remember, part of the agenda is to normalize paedophilia, to have it decriminalized [not a joke] and recognized as a sexual orientation. They really do want LGBTP.

    I'm convinced they're attempting to shift the Overton Window. They're doing it quietly though, inch by quiet inch. Cuties would never stand twenty years ago. The window has shifted since then. I say that if you accept this now, they win another inch. And after this they'll push for another inch, and another. And then in twenty more years, where shall we be???
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    So that would now make them the LGBTQ2+P, not much left to add, eh?
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    If you don't think small minds toil in the back rooms of the Atlantic magazine with great amounts of unearned hubris then you haven't read the Atlantic magazine lately. Their arrogance is only 'Trumped" by their stupidity. To think that they are calling for the permanent end of the Nobel Peace Prize simply because they don't like (read hate) one of the nominees is brazenly moronic.

    The Atlantic calls to 'end the Nobel Peace Prize' following Trump nominations

    The Atlantic magazine raised eyebrows on Friday when it published a piece calling for the abolition of the Nobel Peace Prize after President Trump was nominated for the prestigious honor.



    The nominations, however, apparently didn't sit well with the magazine, which declared Friday that "peace had its chance, and blew it."

    "This is silly. Trump does something worthy of it, so the entire system must be burned down?" tweeted Erielle Davidson, a senior policy analyst at the Institute for National Security of America.

    "I thought people were just trolling the Atlantic when they were saying they’re calling for the end of the Nobel Peace Prize in response to Trump being nominated for 2, but alas, nope: it is real," Daily Wire contributor Harry Khachatrian said.

    Source: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/ar...-prize/616300/
    Source:https://www.foxnews.com/media/the-at...ce-prize-trump

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    Looks like one party rule under the r's should do the trick then.

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    Quote Posted by Gracy May (here)
    Looks like one party rule under the r's should do the trick then.
    Being myself a middle way kind of guy, as well as living in a different country, I’m not sure to have understood the intent or the meaning of that warning or one-liner, Gracy… And so it is perhaps foolish of me to comment upon it.

    In any case, sensing that it may have been an expression of the extreme political divide that exists within the U.S. right now, it made made me think of John Adams, who famously said :

    “In politics the middle way is none at all.”

    Furthermore, he also also said the following (emphasis in bold being my own):

    “Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide. It is in vain to say that democracy is less vain, less proud, less selfish, less ambitious, or less avaricious than aristocracy or monarchy. It is not true, in fact, and nowhere appears in history. Those passions are the same in all men, under all forms of simple government, and when unchecked, produce the same effects of fraud, violence, and cruelty. When clear prospects are opened before vanity, pride, avarice, or ambition, for their easy gratification, it is hard for the most considerate philosophers and the most conscientious moralists to resist the temptation.”

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    Default Re: Cancel Culture (Examples)

    Not really an example of "Cancel Culture", but since my previous post was perhaps off-topic or could even be construed as "trolling" in nature, I'm throwing this here to sort of make amends:



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    While refraining from using profanity (as I'm apparently supposed to), let me suggest another possible contender for future cancellation, when social justice warriors and members of the far-left intelligentsia start looking for more examples of cultural appropriation or cultural vilification to cancel:
    Pardon my French!
    Hum, I wonder why this feels so close to home...

    Anyway, because this new possible contender triggered some memories of mine, allow me to share some funny personal anecdotes (only meant as a parenthesis, while still oddly pertinent, so you may wish to skip what follows in smaller characters):

    While I was living in California, some 40 years ago, as a freshly arrived Quebecer whose spoken English would have justly been described as some kind of alien language, I was constantly amazed to hear some of the words or idioms of the English language that were used by Americans to express feelings of a very positive nature, while the primary meaning of said words was antithetical or non sequitur to what was meant. For example, after some well accomplished work or good deed, I was often told:
    "You killed it, man!"

    "Wow, you absolutely destroyed it!"

    "Great work! You're a real bad mother f*cker!"
    But that was not all. Not five minutes would go by without me hearing f*cking this or that, f*cking great, f*cking terrible, f*cking not okay and on and on. And so I kept thinking: Americans are really obsessed with sex, aren't they?

    There is also that one time when, while we were both admiring an extraordinarily beautiful painting, a lovely lady told me: "This is hot sh*t, man!"

    I thought, hmm okay... And so, in an attempt to demonstrate that I had finally caught on with one important aspect of American culture, I proudly stated, while pointing at an even more impressive painting: "And this one is hot diarrhea!"

    To which my friend replied: "Oh, you're gross!"

    You see? My sincere contribution to American idioms was disrespectfully and illogically cancelled, and I have stayed traumatized ever since...
    ______________________________________________


    But back to more serious discourse.

    Here are some valuable insights, taken from an article that I read recently:

    Here are 12 points of cancel culture that pose a danger to our freedom of speech and free thinking.

    1. Insistence on political correctness: Claims of being enlightened.

    2. Inability to think critically: Incapable of allowing other viewpoints.

    3. Ignorance of history: An imbalanced approach to interpretation.

    4. Lack of empathy for others: Willingness to destroy relationships and reputations.

    5. Sense of entitlement: Inability to filter remarks or behavior.

    6. Violence and destruction: Willingness to do physical harm or damage the property of those with opposing beliefs.

    7. Refusal to accept responsibility: Deflecting or justifying impropriety.

    8. Lack of manners: A lack of decorum and self-control in private or in public.

    9. Attention seeking: Exhibits a need for attention and sensational behavior, escaping consequences.

    10. Intolerance and an inability to discuss issues: Lack of respect for other opinions.

    11. Need to control and dominate others and their thoughts: Willingness to spread falsities.

    12. Ultra-sensitivity: Over-reaction to comments not meant to be offensive.


    Cancel culture is not a product of a lack of intelligence or education.

    Instead, it's highlighted by members of a certain intelligentsia that has lost touch with the concept that others have a right to their opinions.

    This group cannot compete in our current society, so they revert to anti-social and fanatical behavior. There's a sense of "My way or the highway," and they believe that they possess the superior perspective.

    The reality is that this group is participating in Nihilism; they have no clear agenda for improvement to cure the ills of society. As a result, anarchists and other extreme groups with subversive plans are hijacking this movement without their knowledge.

    The disguise of wanting social justice is in full display by groups wanting to destroy modern society.

    They don't acknowledge the concept of hypocrisy in this philosophy, because they believe the rules for their behavior are different from those who oppose them or the innocent people they trample.


    Source: How Cancel Culture Affects Free Thinking And Speech, by John Cappello



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    Quote Posted by Gracy May (here)

    Looks like one-party rule under the r's should do the trick then.
    I usually enjoy your cryptic short little IED's that you leave along the roadside in many of your comments but I am not quite sure what you mean here, please explain.

    Gracy, I am laughing when I write this so please don't take it the wrong way.

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