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Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 07 Jun 2018, 14:40
by dhex
it's fucking garbage. fuck them.

i can't even interpretive dance how fucking furious i'd be with the school and the company if that shit happened here.

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 07 Jun 2018, 16:36
by Jasper
There was a local Facebook panic the other day because one of the nearby schools went on lockdown. Post was made by a mother who got the text notification and she relayed the story of being understandable frightened and texting her 11 year old kid who was gave the account of being herded to the far corner of the classroom, door locked, the blinds drawn, kids crying, trying to stay quiet, and fearing they were about to be killed. Truly, truly awful, traumatic stuff, for both the kid(s) and the parents.

The thread eventually indicated that is was because of an unknown person on campus, and there was a lot of pearl clutching about how terrible it is to live this way and how terrible it is for kids to have to be prepared for these events, etc.

And I couldn't help but think to myself that we've done this to ourselves, basically because of decades of 24-hr, news cycles sowing fear into helicopter parents who then demand planned responses to every perceived threat.

You don't have to go on lockdown becasue there's an unknown person on campus. You could, y'know, actually go out and see who it is.

So don't wring your hands that it's terrible we have to live this way and subject your kids to the trauma of lockdown and thinking every stranger is out to kill them. You fucking asked for it.

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 07 Jun 2018, 16:40
by Aresen
I have tried to convince friends that there is less danger now than ever, but the hype is so bad that the only response I get is incredulous looks. I can't even convince them of the psychological damage they are inflicting on the children through over-reactions.

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 12 Jun 2018, 13:13
by Dangerman

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 12 Jun 2018, 17:27
by Eric the .5b
Aresen wrote:
07 Jun 2018, 16:40
I have tried to convince friends that there is less danger now than ever, but the hype is so bad that the only response I get is incredulous looks. I can't even convince them of the psychological damage they are inflicting on the children through over-reactions.
It's a mean world out there, and pretty much everyone in the political mainstream is gleefully making it so.

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 13 Jun 2018, 07:03
by dhex
I've never eaten at chick fillet because of their owners public utterances. But I also know gay folk who love it.

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 13 Jun 2018, 09:22
by JasonL
The thing about the mean world take is it presumes people invoking these things actually believe in the mean world. They don't. They just like being able to act like everything they dislike is actually in real life a threat so they can use social sanction, policy or even law to get their way.

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 13 Jun 2018, 10:09
by tr0g
dhex wrote:
13 Jun 2018, 07:03
I've never eaten at chick fillet because of their owners public utterances. But I also know gay folk who love it.
A gay friend of mine (not coincidentally, from Georgia) refers to it as Bigot Chicken but won't stop eating there.

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 13 Jun 2018, 11:27
by Shem
I ate there once or twice before all the bigot stuff became public, and I don't get the loyalty it inspires. I mean, I get it for the culture war stuff, but I don't get why people go nuts for the chicken. It's good, but it's not like biting into it is like getting a molly-fueled double-blow.

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 13 Jun 2018, 11:34
by Warren
Shem wrote:
13 Jun 2018, 11:27
I ate there once or twice before all the bigot stuff became public, and I don't get the loyalty it inspires. I mean, I get it for the culture war stuff, but I don't get why people go nuts for the chicken. It's good, but it's not like biting into it is like getting a molly-fueled double-blow.
Agreed. The chicken is above average fast food, but still firmly in the fast food range. Those waffle fries though. They could easily score well in casual dining.

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 13 Jun 2018, 11:39
by Ellie
I'd go gay for those waffle fries. Or straight. Whatever. I'd suck something.

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 13 Jun 2018, 12:08
by fyodor
JasonL wrote:
13 Jun 2018, 09:22
The thing about the mean world take is it presumes people invoking these things actually believe in the mean world. They don't. They just like being able to act like everything they dislike is actually in real life a threat so they can use social sanction, policy or even law to get their way.
On what basis do you say they don't actually believe it?

I suppose one might claim that their actions don't consistently follow through on said belief, though I'm skeptical that that's a valid way to measure such things. I mean, it's one potentially worthwhile observation to make, but it hardly proves the claim in question.

(Disclaimer: certainly not defending such belief, just questioning why you're so sure it's not even real.)

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 13 Jun 2018, 12:16
by Shem
Ellie wrote:
13 Jun 2018, 11:39
I'd go gay for those waffle fries. Or straight. Whatever. I'd suck something.
Our Ellie has mastered the single entendre. I'm so proud.

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 13 Jun 2018, 12:27
by Mo
Shem wrote:
13 Jun 2018, 11:27
I ate there once or twice before all the bigot stuff became public, and I don't get the loyalty it inspires. I mean, I get it for the culture war stuff, but I don't get why people go nuts for the chicken. It's good, but it's not like biting into it is like getting a molly-fueled double-blow.
This. It's good, but not Popeye's good and even Popeye's doesn't warrant CfA level loyalty. Also, fuck you for not being open when I'm hung over on a Sunday.

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 13 Jun 2018, 12:31
by Ellie
Shem wrote:
13 Jun 2018, 12:16
Ellie wrote:
13 Jun 2018, 11:39
I'd go gay for those waffle fries. Or straight. Whatever. I'd suck something.
Our Ellie has mastered the single entendre. I'm so proud.
I'm laughing so hard at my desk :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 13 Jun 2018, 12:42
by Dangerman
ChikFilA wins on consistently being 5/5 as expected on their staples.

As far as Kultur War, I encourage everyone to not make themselves responsible for other people's actions. There is a 100 percent chance that you are buying products from people who have politics you don't like. That's ok.

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 13 Jun 2018, 12:52
by Highway
Mo wrote:
Shem wrote:
13 Jun 2018, 11:27
I ate there once or twice before all the bigot stuff became public, and I don't get the loyalty it inspires. I mean, I get it for the culture war stuff, but I don't get why people go nuts for the chicken. It's good, but it's not like biting into it is like getting a molly-fueled double-blow.
This. It's good, but not Popeye's good and even Popeye's doesn't warrant CfA level loyalty. Also, fuck you for not being open when I'm hung over on a Sunday.
Popeyes is good, but is different food from CfA for me. Piece chicken is totally different from chicken sandwiches. And Popeyes here always gives people the runs, so we don't go there anymore.

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 13 Jun 2018, 12:54
by JasonL
fyodor wrote:
JasonL wrote:
13 Jun 2018, 09:22
The thing about the mean world take is it presumes people invoking these things actually believe in the mean world. They don't. They just like being able to act like everything they dislike is actually in real life a threat so they can use social sanction, policy or even law to get their way.
On what basis do you say they don't actually believe it?

I suppose one might claim that their actions don't consistently follow through on said belief, though I'm skeptical that that's a valid way to measure such things. I mean, it's one potentially worthwhile observation to make, but it hardly proves the claim in question.

(Disclaimer: certainly not defending such belief, just questioning why you're so sure it's not even real.)
I start with the observation that these fears as stated are fundamentally ungrounded and unreasonable. The presence of trump signs on your campus under any empirical approach does not relate to any increase in risk of harm. None. Can’t show it in any way shape or form. So you are at the top line making an absurd claim. You are either retarded or calculating when you do so.

I look at the mechanisms of social justice - how does it work. Well - it demands acceptance of an oppressor/oppressed narrative for starters. It seeks to control allowable discussion. It seeks to silence and shame the impure. It works by suggesting my team gets to say anything whatsoever but your teams words are bullets. So - either I accept that people legitimately concerned about harm are being consistent when they do that or I observe that the words are billets thing is used to exercise this kind of control.

I watch Evergreen students I listen to complaints about Halloween costumes - Fyodor nobody actually believes a harm story there. The correspondence to religious purges is much closer to the observed behavior.

They can’t be that stupid.

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 13 Jun 2018, 12:59
by Warren
Dangerman wrote:
13 Jun 2018, 12:42
There is a 100 percent chance that you are buying products from people who have politics you don't like. That's ok.
Yes, you don't need to concern yourself with whether or not your dry cleaners are Nazis. But it's different if they put swastikas in their windows.

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 13 Jun 2018, 13:22
by fyodor
JasonL wrote:
13 Jun 2018, 12:54
fyodor wrote:
JasonL wrote:
13 Jun 2018, 09:22
The thing about the mean world take is it presumes people invoking these things actually believe in the mean world. They don't. They just like being able to act like everything they dislike is actually in real life a threat so they can use social sanction, policy or even law to get their way.
On what basis do you say they don't actually believe it?

I suppose one might claim that their actions don't consistently follow through on said belief, though I'm skeptical that that's a valid way to measure such things. I mean, it's one potentially worthwhile observation to make, but it hardly proves the claim in question.

(Disclaimer: certainly not defending such belief, just questioning why you're so sure it's not even real.)
I start with the observation that these fears as stated are fundamentally ungrounded and unreasonable. The presence of trump signs on your campus under any empirical approach does not relate to any increase in risk of harm. None. Can’t show it in any way shape or form. So you are at the top line making an absurd claim. You are either retarded or calculating when you do so.

I look at the mechanisms of social justice - how does it work. Well - it demands acceptance of an oppressor/oppressed narrative for starters. It seeks to control allowable discussion. It seeks to silence and shame the impure. It works by suggesting my team gets to say anything whatsoever but your teams words are bullets. So - either I accept that people legitimately concerned about harm are being consistent when they do that or I observe that the words are billets thing is used to exercise this kind of control.

I watch Evergreen students I listen to complaints about Halloween costumes - Fyodor nobody actually believes a harm story there. The correspondence to religious purges is much closer to the observed behavior.

They can’t be that stupid.
Hmm, okay.

My reply is simply, of course they can. People believe absurd and absurder things all the time.

The fact that believing such things gives them fodder for control over others may very likely play a role in their internal rationalizations, but it hardly creates an either/or choice regarding how to understand their "true" motivation.

But anyway, thanks for answering my curiosity.

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 13 Jun 2018, 13:27
by fyodor
Warren wrote:
13 Jun 2018, 12:59
Dangerman wrote:
13 Jun 2018, 12:42
There is a 100 percent chance that you are buying products from people who have politics you don't like. That's ok.
Yes, you don't need to concern yourself with whether or not your dry cleaners are Nazis. But it's different if they put swastikas in their windows.
Score one for peace frog!

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 13 Jun 2018, 13:57
by Dangerman
One person giving money to a political campaign is not the same as putting a God Hates Fags sign in each franchise.

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 13 Jun 2018, 14:20
by Shem
Dangerman wrote:
13 Jun 2018, 13:57
One person giving money to a political campaign is not the same as putting a God Hates Fags sign in each franchise.
Dude, they gave money to people who pushed the "death penalty for gays" law in Uganda. As well as conversion camps here at home. This isn't political donations we're talking about.

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 13 Jun 2018, 14:22
by Kolohe
The Chik Fil A nearest me is scary efficient during the lunch and saturday family shopping rushes.

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 13 Jun 2018, 14:26
by nicole
Ellie wrote:
13 Jun 2018, 11:39
I'd go gay for those waffle fries. Or straight. Whatever. I'd suck something.
Team Ellie