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6   NDrLoR   2019 Dec 19, 3:13pm  

Rowling is defending a person who was fired because they had the gall to say there are only two sexes--something that can be proven because when a skeleton is exhumed either by an archaeologist or crime team, it is going to be male or female. The same people who objected to what the employee said are the same who would have them fired if they said marriage is only between male and female. And people call Trump the dictator?

I'm reading a book, "A Conservative History of the American Left" that traces Utopian ideas all the way back to the 17th century forward. From 1880 to 1912, the Socialists with a capital "S" decreed that if a Socialist won the office of the presidency, he would never be able to take office because his goal was to abolish the office. Likewise, if a Socialist were to run for a local office, he had to submit an undated letter of resignation to the party that would then be produced if he had the temerity to go ahead and accept the post, or be seen as a hypocrite. The point the author is making is that Socialism has always dealt in fantastical thinking that is so out of touch with normal Americans, and that tradition exists to this day in the loony idea of multiple or fluid sexes. Many of the Socialists of earlier times came from European traditions where Socialism was much more accepted because of long-standing class systems which didn't exist in America and the normal majority saw no purpose in it.
7   Karloff   2019 Dec 19, 9:12pm  

All of these so-called "progressives" will eventually discover that one of their opinions differs from the herd. If they ever commit the heresy of voicing such an opinion, they will be cast out and targeted for harassment and ruination. This happens every time, and the rest of the group just can't seem to learn from it. They think they are immune, that their views are right, and just, and in line with all other right-thinkers.

These people should've watched a few more after-school specials in their youth. These all explained how the bullies lure the good kid in and then turn on him when he fails to do 100% of their bidding.

Ironically (or not, depending on what you've been conditioned to believe), it's the conservatives who are more tolerant and forgiving.
8   Patrick   2019 Dec 19, 9:49pm  

Karloff says
If they ever commit the heresy of voicing such an opinion, they will be cast out and targeted for harassment and ruination.


This is exactly what happened to Brendan Eich, creator of Javascript, who was head of the Firefox project until it came out that he did not approve of gay marriage.
9   just_passing_through   2019 Dec 19, 10:15pm  

I am ashamed for my country. I'm ashamed for Western culture. That being said I believe we can be redeemed.
11   Patrick   2024 Feb 11, 12:47pm  

https://vigilantnews.com/post/teacher-goes-viral-for-teaching-his-student-how-to-critically-think/


Teacher Goes Viral for Teaching His Students How to Critically Think

“The world is crying out for more teachers like this. Gives me hope.”

Teacher and filmmaker Warren Smith posts videos of classroom discussions (among other subjects) on his Secret Scholar Society YouTube channel. A video Smith posted on January 26 has gone viral, with over 40 million views on X Twitter since Saturday. The YouTube views are just under 450,000 as of this writing.

Smith opens the video asking his students what they want to talk about. A boy (or young man) off camera asks if he still likes the works of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling “despite her bigoted opinions.” (Rowling has been attacked and smeared as “transphobic” for standing up for women’s rights even though she has expressed support for the trans community.)

Through an exercise in critical thinking, Smith leads the student to an epiphany–not by forcing his own opinion of Rowling on the student, but by leading the student to examine his expressed view that Rowling is bigoted.

Teacher: So these guys want to talk about JK Rowling? Is that, so what’s going on with that, what do you want to know?

Student: Uh, she’s she’s had a pretty controversial past. I just want to know like what are your thoughts on it and like, do you still like her work despite her uh, bigoted opinions?

Teacher: So let’s get specific though, let’s define bigoted opinions, what opinions are bigoted? We’re going to treat this as a thought experiment. I’m not going to say what’s right or wrong or what way to think, the whole point is to learn how to think not what to think. Yeah so when you say bigoted, you ,you’re, you’re starting with the conclusion that given her bigoted opinions. So first let’s start with does she have bigoted opinions? So when when you say bigoted opinions…

Student: She has had a history of being extremely transphobic, I’ve heard.

Teacher: You’ve heard, so what, can you give me an example?

The student pulled up a 2019 tweet by Rowling and read it to the teacher, “Dress however you please. Call yourself whatever you like. Sleep with any consenting adult who’ll have you. Live your best life in peace and security. But force women out of their jobs for stating that sex is real?”

The student followed with a 2020 tweet by Rowling that he described as an apology, “I respect every trans person’s right to live any way that feels authentic and comfortable to them. I’d march with you if you were discriminated against on the basis of being trans. At the same time, my life has been shaped by being female. I do not believe it’s hateful to say so.”

Teacher: So you find that bigoted? What do you find about it that was…

Student: It was deemed transphobic. Like I myself…

Teacher: Do you find that transphobic yourself?

Student: Uh I don’t really have an opinion on it but I’m just going with what a lot of other people have said.

Teacher: So let’s pause it, let’s not go with what other people are saying. Let’s try and learn how to critically think, so let’s analyze the tweet ourselves. So that statement, do you see anything problematic? Disregarding other people’s opinions.

Student: Um, she did try and pin some things on a specific group of per, of people.

Teacher: Where where does she do, do that, can you read that?

Student: “But Force women out of their jobs for stating that sex is real”

Teacher: So when I hear that I’m interpreting that as meaning if a woman says that you know saying that there’s a difference between men and female and then being attacked as transphobic, I think that’s what she’s saying by attacking someone for stating that sex is real.

Student: That is exactly what she’s saying.

Teacher: Is that transphobic to you?

Student: So to me, no. Stating that sex is real is not transphobic it’s just a fact of life. It exists.

Teacher: So is there anything you disagree with in that tweet?

Student: Uh, in that tweet I can’t really see anything that I myself disagree with. But I can see why some people would think, ‘oh this is offensive we can’t have that here.’

Teacher: Sure.

Student: Uh, there’s an apology tweet…

Teacher: Let’s read that what did she say there?

Student: “I respect every trans person’s right to live any way that feels authentic and comfortable to them. I’d march with you if you were discriminated against on the basis of being trans. At the same time, my life has been shaped by being female. I do not believe it’s hateful to say so.”
25   Ceffer   2024 Apr 1, 11:26pm  

Patrick says






Don't forget Sam Brinton. They claimed he was 'stealing a dress', but it was such an obvious spy suitcase exchange. If he were stealing a dress, they wouldn't have cared. (deputy assistant secretary for spent fuel and waste disposition at the office of nuclear energy).

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