Bigotry? In middle school, kids would try to one-up each other in ruder and ruder jokes, just like today. I think my first encounter with bigotry was when their jokes passed where I was comfortable laughing at but it really sunk in when some were quite serious and not joking at all. Nowadays they call it “ironic” vs “unironic”. Oh hang on – that’s xenophobia. Bigotry as intolerance of opinion? I was always considered a “weirdo” so I was accustomed to being misunderstood It was my personal challenge to convince another to understand me. I got good at it but not always. But I didn’t consider that bigotry on their parts.

Bigotry? In middle school, kids would try to one-up each other in ruder and ruder jokes, just like today. I think my first encounter with bigotry was when their jokes passed where I was comfortable laughing at but it really sunk in when some were quite serious and not joking at all.

Nowadays they call it “ironic” vs “unironic”.

Oh hang on – that’s xenophobia.

Bigotry as intolerance of opinion? I was always considered a “weirdo” so I was accustomed to being misunderstood It was my personal challenge to convince another to understand me. I got good at it but not always. But I didn’t consider that bigotry on their parts.

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Yeah. Like, I don’t fault people for holding different perspectives but I’ll fault not listening — unless what they don’t want to hear is vitrol and hate against them, as no one needs to hear that stuff.

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If it’s racial/ethnic bigotry, I can’t say I ever experienced it as having gotten it in my direction. Have I ever been bigoted? Unknowingly? Likely. Implicit bias can be expressed as bigotry unknowingly. Learning is the fix and there’s always more to be learned.

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I think some things are real. In a way, it all is. But the narratives can be near but not quite or really off in fantasy. Not sure if we can “touch truth” in a way that can be described well, but I think we can come sort of close.

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Assholes come in all sorts of colors and shapes but the straight white man asshole is a particular intersection. Wealthy straight white man asshole is a level up. There’s all degrees of asshole.

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I don’t feel victimized or attacked when straight white male is a synonym for asshole because I don’t identify as a straight white male asshole.

It’s not hard to see yourself as not a victim.

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Oh, I think it’s all about commonality of agreements. Billions of tiny agreements. Most of our arguments are usually on just a few.

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Take magnesium.
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 Magnesium, B12 and Zinc a few times a week. Stumbled upon it bit by bit, narrowed to those three as stuff I need.
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  I’ve always felt a little shifted, like I’m in a superimposed dimension just a little shifted from the rest. But then, I look and I see a lot of people in shifted dimensions. Parallel but appearing superimposed. It’s messy. Odd that it works though, mostly.
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