I’m getting kinda sick of double-standard exceptions
This may not make sense without proper context, but oh well. Due to not providing that proper context, this will seem overly simplified, but it’s indicative of real-world situations.
Just in general, I am upset by the general notion that some thigns are worthy of exception while others are not, in the realm of equality discussions. For example, the notion that I as a <insert priveleged class here> (let’s say male for this example) am expected not to tell women or feminists that what they’re doing is wrong or flawed or could be improved somehow, because it’s oppressive. Meanwhile, people who have a misunderstanding of a potential problem are treated as hostile enemies, rather than the innocently uninformed people they are. They’re expected to know everything, to research everything, to be a scholar on the subject before they share an opinion that will then be attacked anyway because no statement, no matter how factually grounded, is safe.
I’m expected to let ignorant people run free, while they judge other ignorant people as unforgivable for not knowing everything.
And I’m tired of it. I’m tired of being patronizingly laughed at by people who are actually arguing a point I already skipped past because it’s so obviously clear. I’m tired of having to type out essay-long responses to get people to understand the stance I have by holding their hand through all the parts I already understand and accept/reject. I understand this is exactly what I’m asking other people to do by educating ignorant people, and I’m finalyl starting to understand why it’s so exhausting and why people find it futile to continue doing it.
And I’m going to continue doing it, waging my own personal wars, because if I didn’t it would be totally hypocritical of me to ask and expect others to do the same on issues much larger than my own personal argumentative conflicts.
This sorta got away from me, I expected it to be short, but eh. Sometimes a rambling just gets away from me. :P
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Anonymous asked: Yo, what did you mean by "tell them to count their blessings" in that Nintendo post??
I was being sarcastic, or rather telling other people to be sarcastic in responding to the people making those complaints.
Hyrule Warriors has 7 playable characters so far, and 6 of them are female.
"Count Your Blessings" is the sarcastic way of saying Smash Bros could have a ratio closer to that and then they’rd really be pissed.
Anonymous asked: I wasn't clear in my first ask, so I'll be more specific this time: how has integration helped black people since its legal institution? I take it from your site that you believe wholeheartedly in integration. I just want to understand why you believe that integration has bettered the lives of black people in America.
Do you not recall what life was like prior to the 1950’s?
First of all, take a good long hard look at the people on tumblr who get mad every time someone disagrees with them. Look at the type of people echo chambers breed. This applies to literally all aspects of life. Look at any cult, its the same concept. Only surrounding yourself with people who are like yourself breeds radicals, because there is never anyone to challenge an idea. Nobody ever questions anything.
It’s happened in politics, I can’t be the only one who’s noticed the complete lack of political compromise between parties, and complete deficient of moderates in elections now. Know why this happened? Political segregation. We allowed the people running districts to also control the layout of the districts. And in turn, they created districts that favored their political party, thinking that ensuring a victory for their party would benefit them. It doesn’t, it only benefits the extreme end of the party. Because with no opposition, the candidates basically attempted to out democrat, or out republican the others.
The same concept would apply to race. Have you not noticed the extreme decline in power with the KKK and black panthers? Segregation itself breeds hate, because you don’t actually interact with the people in question. You’re basing beliefs about them off assumptions told to you by others, and perhaps you haven’t noticed, but people tend to like themselves and the things they affiliate with better than others.
Second, by SJW’s own logic, white people hold all the power. You think separating our communities is going to benefit those with less power? Have you been in any city, ever? Have you seen the drastic decline in quality of life from the middle upper class sections, to the ghetto? The whole community is shit. In more suburban areas there is also a mixture social class, but its far more integrated. The rich and the poor both live within driving distance to the same places, they can use the same schools. The same hospitals, the same police patrols protect all of them. Its a far better set up than an entire division of social class.
It might sound great on paper, how giving black people their own versions of everything will ensure equal representation ext. But that only works on paper. Whats going to happen in real life is those networks, or business, or whatever it is you’re talking about are going to have significantly less funding. And a significantly smaller target audience, which coupled with the lower founding almost entirely ensures an overall lower quality product than the white equivalent. Which do you really think every black person would watch a tv network solely because it has more black people on it, even if the shows are worse? And the people least in touch with “black culture” are the more wealthy. Mostly because what people think of as black culture is urban culture, and akin to lower income classes. The black people with the most money would be the first to go.
Then you’ve just lost your most influential and powerful members. Where is the money going to come from supporting these ventures then? Sure there are probably a lot of rich media figures that would support something like that. But then you’re going to end up with an all black version of MTV. Which if that is what you’re after, god help you. Or its going to end up being funded by people who don’t give two shits about it, and just see an easy profit off making extremely low budget media and just having a lot of black people in the shows. They aren’t going to waste their time higher big budget black actors and actresses when all they want is the right skin tone.
how was the original question even a serious thing?