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Morning Ed: Relationships {2017.05.25.Th}
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The comments...

DensityDuck
+ The genuine concern in cultural appropriation accusations is that (white) people will just grab some random thing from another culture and turn it into an [. . .]
DensityDuck
+ "Suppose white people start defending our culture against appropriation? " The kind of people who get angry about cultural appropriation also get angry at the suggestion [. . .]
DensityDuck
+ "So the argument is that when someone with a history of obfuscation says, “A"..." You seem really, weirdly angry that you can't figure out what Jaybird [. . .]
George Turner
+ The whole concept is so wrong and absurd that it's not worth pursing "research". If it's wrong, then as a white person I demand [. . .]
+ Dude. If you have enough to eat and a main squeeze to hold onto after sundown, we're now, 100%, within the realm of power paradigms [. . .]
Kazzy
+ So the argument is that when someone with a history of obfuscation says, "A" we should not respond to him saying "A" but should instead [. . .]
Stillwater
+ I think the justification of the concept - if it makes sense at all - will be based more on relational properties within power paradigms [. . .]
LeeEsq
+ That is a plausible interpretation but based on how it is being used and who quotes it a lot, it seems to be a valorization [. . .]
George Turner
+ You're overthinking it. The powers that be just need to know the right guy, and it's probably some slightly portly dude that they've known [. . .]
Kazzy
+ I believe the Dems put little money into Kansas. And 60-75% of votes in Montana were cast early, before the body slam. So while none of those [. . .]
+ Money? Stop seeing stuff like "YAY! I hit 100,000!" as an achievement but start seeing "Yay! I've hit 27%!" as an achievement. It's not an absolute good. It's [. . .]
Stillwater
+ I'm not super hip on all the latest sociological research into expanding the concept and moral imperatives surrounding cultural appropriation, but one argument that always [. . .]
dragonfrog
+ Rather depends on the crime, yeah. I'd consider time in the pen for small time marijuana cultivation an asset in a politician. Assault, [. . .]
+ Be able to sit down at a phone conference/command line and be able to ask the people behind you "okay, I'm on this... what are [. . .]
Doctor Jay

Honestly, I just don't want it to be about me. Not for this.

dragonfrog

Unfortunately, this approach does not work. Maybe I've been doing it wrong.

Oscar Gordon
+ I've always taken Heinlein's quote to mean that a person should not narrow their focus so completely as to be without basic proficiency and competence [. . .]
+ But if you start seeing "memes" as "DNA", you'll understand that "Cultural Appropriation" is the equivalent of race-mixing. Like, the non-consensual kind. Which is why you [. . .]
Oscar Gordon
+ And they would further damage any serious discussions about actual, harmful cultural appropriation. Because swapping recipes and preparation techniques is a reach for Cultural [. . .]
LeeEsq
+ @j_a @damon I represent Asian immigrants so I can explain. There aren't that many Japanese immigrants to the United States compared to Chinese or Korean [. . .]
LeeEsq
+ E5- Heinlein was incorrect and he was incorrect in a way that many self-proclaimed admirers of free market capitalism often are. One of Adam Smith's [. . .]
dragonfrog
+ WeI just don't know of any circumstances where i would be eating meat and not knowing. I mean, restaurants might not give you an [. . .]
Oscar Gordon
+ If the knee jerk towards suggestions of individual agency is to dismiss it as disingenuous, absent some other evidence it is being offered disingenuously, then [. . .]
Will H.
+ This analysis seriously misses two things: 1) Efficient allocation of resources. When Delay was majority whip, he set a record for number of bills passed by less [. . .]
LeeEsq

I here that the rental values are higher for vampires though.

Dark Matter
+ The problem with saying Rich was assassinated isn't the assassination (that could make sense with imperfect information, someone gives the order and it's not carried [. . .]
Dark Matter
+ Americans want social programs but they don’t want to pay for them.Yes, that exactly. Then we have the Left focus on the "want [. . .]
Will H.
+ Sure. We all know how Old Blue Eyes lost all that popularity siccing thugs on photogs to rip the film out of the camera. Sure. I can easily [. . .]
Dark Matter
+ Mostly you see it on the controversial ones. “Here’s literally all the climate scientists in the world, top of their field. Here’s Tim the [. . .]
+ So then the question becomes "would I rather have something like 'The Republican' or something like 'The Democrat'?" come 2018. Assuming that we won't *REALLY* be [. . .]
notme

What lesson were the evil western white people supposed to learn?

Road Scholar
+ How far away is “Mister Brightside”? No frickin clue. I have no idea who or what Mister Brightside is and I'm too lazy/don't care enough [. . .]
George Turner
+ It's horrifying that we're graduating people from college who think cultural appropriation is not only a thing, but a bad thing. Suppose white people start defending [. . .]
Jesse
+ To be fair, if you pointed that out to most of the people currently protesting the Portland burrito place, they'd be opposed to that as [. . .]
Jesse

Take out the coastal part, but yes, Austin's been seen as a weird liberal bubble in Texas for decades.

North

Yeah we're too far out.

North
+ I'm probably being too cynical but this elides the bigger issue that, in housing scenarios, the majority of the anti development opposition are economically self [. . .]
+ With the caveat that 2018 is still along ways away How far away is "Mister Brightside"? Answer with your heart, not your head. Here's the answer: 13 [. . .]
pillsy
+ Ah OK. I think I probably mis-tracked how some language was used. But basically, the argument still remains the same: this is only a rejection of [. . .]
Stillwater
+ Not if you view the suggestions as the means to empower people, But this perspective only makes sense from within the conceptual apparatus of SJWism. The [. . .]
Road Scholar
+ With the caveat that 2018 is still along ways away, much less 2020, I think I'd much rather be a DNC strategist right now than [. . .]
Murali

Specifics are needed here. Which acts are criticised as virtue signalling which actually reinforce important social norms?

Morat20
+ If what was? What complaints? You've just asserted that VS/SJW damaged the game, but you've specified nothing. I've played the game. I read the reviews, both [. . .]
Road Scholar

Yes. And and they had already been voting for a while so all those early ballots were in the bag already.

DavidTC
+ Well, yes, but oddly no one can appropriate those, either, because the people using them didn't invent them! There are, I am sure, specific rituals that [. . .]
pillsy
+ Not if you view the suggestions as the means to empower people, which seems to be a necessary step if you want to equate rejecting [. . .]
+ By and large, I suppose that I'd heard about a handful more complaints than you heard about. Though, indeed, I certainly heard about every single one [. . .]
Stillwater
+ Strikes me as more like "anyone who says you should buy a Tiger repelling rock offers that suggestion disingenuously (even tho you agree that they [. . .]
 
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