Phrases of Irredeemable Stupifaction and Awfulness

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Phrases of Irredeemable Stupifaction and Awfulness

Post by JasonL » 26 Aug 2019, 10:15

That thing where you hear one phrase and that's pretty much all you need to know.

My entry from the other thread was "late stage capitalism".

I'd like to add "the Law of Attraction"

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Re: Phrases of Irredeemable Stupifaction and Awfulness

Post by Warren » 26 Aug 2019, 11:58

JasonL wrote:
26 Aug 2019, 10:15
That thing where you hear one phrase and that's pretty much all you need to know.

My entry from the other thread was "late stage capitalism".

I'd like to add "the Law of Attraction"
What is "the Law of Attraction"?
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Post by JasonL » 26 Aug 2019, 12:05

It’s a thing discussed by modern mystics who read The Secret and such.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_ ... w_Thought)

The belief is based on the idea that people and their thoughts are both made from pure energy, and that through the process of like energy attracting like energy a person can improve their own health, wealth, and personal relationships

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Post by Warren » 26 Aug 2019, 12:41

JasonL wrote:
26 Aug 2019, 12:05
It’s a thing discussed by modern mystics who read The Secret and such.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_ ... w_Thought)

The belief is based on the idea that people and their thoughts are both made from pure energy, and that through the process of like energy attracting like energy a person can improve their own health, wealth, and personal relationships
Ew ick. I've been Deepaked.

Yeah, I've heard enough.

I nominate the stuff of 21st century radical feminism:
"Pay gap"
"Rape culture"

There are also things like "intersectionality" and "micro agressions" that have respectable etymologies, but are now used exclusively in the service of awfulness.
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Post by Aresen » 26 Aug 2019, 14:57

Baraminology
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Post by JasonL » 26 Aug 2019, 15:00

Is there an essential identifying phrase from trumpland? I was going to say "cuck" but I think it's passe at this point.

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Post by Hugh Akston » 26 Aug 2019, 15:02

JasonL wrote:
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Is there an essential identifying phrase from trumpland? I was going to say "cuck" but I think it's passe at this point.
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Post by JasonL » 26 Aug 2019, 15:12

Accepted pending further input. I'd like it to be more awful though.

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Post by lunchstealer » 26 Aug 2019, 15:17

Aresen wrote:
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Post by Ellie » 26 Aug 2019, 15:35

"Decolonize [myself/yourself]" might not be irredeemable, but it's a pretty good predictor that I'm about to roll my eyes at something.
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Post by JasonL » 26 Aug 2019, 15:55

Oh that one’s in.

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Post by Jennifer » 26 Aug 2019, 17:08

Any non-ironic use of the word "sheeple."

"Alpha," "beta" and "gamma" used to describe "types" of men*, especially their romantic and professional destinies.

Any mention of "cultural Marxists/Marxism."

*Unless it's, like, a literature major discussing the works of Aldous Huxley.
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Post by Eric the .5b » 26 Aug 2019, 18:54

* "Drain the swamp"
* "I’m so tired of hearing <argument against what I want>" followed by anything but a counter to that argument.
* "Judeo-Christian" or "Western Civilization" in any political or social argument
* "Koch Brothers"
* "George Soros"
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Post by Painboy » 26 Aug 2019, 19:48

"If they were smart they'd...."

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Post by Rachel » 26 Aug 2019, 21:28

"Cultural appropriation"
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Post by Aresen » 26 Aug 2019, 21:32

"But Hillary...."
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Post by Eric the .5b » 26 Aug 2019, 22:10

"Bernie Bros"
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Post by Warren » 26 Aug 2019, 22:46

Rachel wrote:
26 Aug 2019, 21:28
"Cultural appropriation"
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Post by thoreau » 26 Aug 2019, 23:17

"Barack Hussein Obama"
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Post by JasonL » 27 Aug 2019, 07:04

Haha yeah that’s one for sure.

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Post by lunchstealer » 27 Aug 2019, 07:17

“Intellectual Dark Web”
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Post by Warren » 27 Aug 2019, 10:53

thoreau wrote:
26 Aug 2019, 23:17
"Barack Hussein Obama"
JasonL wrote:
27 Aug 2019, 07:04
Haha yeah that’s one for sure.
I thought "irredeemable" was a necessary property. We're getting a lot of submissions that are merely trite/clunky or oft poorly used.
It can't be "irredeemable" to use President Obama's full name. I get that it's a flag, a dog whistle that he's a Muslim and sympathetic with the aims of Islamic terrorism. But it's not a concept devoid of all sensible thought in and of itself.
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Post by JasonL » 27 Aug 2019, 11:14

I mean everyone has their own lines. I will say "BHO' written like that is innocuous but any full spelling out unless we are answering trivia about full names is only ever done for one reason and reveals a considerable amount about the speaker. I actually got a new hair dresser back in the day when my old one decided to give me "my husband flew helicopters for the army, then he had to come back home and act like Barack HUSSEIN OBAMA is his president, no way". Literally the last time I ever spoke to her. Similarly for the use of antivaxxer / woo peddling language - when you hear certain things like "power of attraction" or "you manifested illness" you know there's no reason to bother.

The left is rife with this stuff right now because of the nature of their political aims in an identity politics arena causes them to create one after another of these ideas which they immediately treat as religious doctrine.

To me IDW is eyerolly but is currently used to describe a thing that people are trying to do so I wouldn't put it in there.

I think I'd go ahead and put "snowflake" in there. I believe there is such thing as a snowflake and that there are things to think about with regard to "things that used to be basic life are currently discussed as though they are impossible horrors to confront", but we are way past 95% unreasonable uses of the term. It's just right wing chest thumping for no reason and often with high hypocrisy.

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Post by nicole » 27 Aug 2019, 11:18

“virtue signaling” makes the list for me at this point even though I think it’s a real thing and a sometimes useful concept
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Post by JasonL » 27 Aug 2019, 11:27

"TDS" as a categorical dismissive also getting very close.

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