Spittin’ facts. There’s no right to offend. There’s no right to be offended. Made up stuff for drama’s sake. Move forward.
What’s SUPPOSED to happen is:
You make a post about rights and all those ‘other folks’ who get offended.
My role is to say “YEAH, f’them”.
But what if it’s flipped?
I’ve been told, “You’re the REAL racist here” whenever I bring up white privilege or talk about implicit bias or other issues swept under the rug for decades by the unknowing and ignorant so many times, I just say “ok”.
” something is threatening only insofar as you’re willing to feel threatened.”
Nah man. There’s laws about threats.
There’s no place on the planet that you can get away with saying anything you feel like in public.
And if you’re in a private forum, you’re also bound by the rules of the private space, online or off.
Knowing this is part of adulting.
Rational adults listen to different points of view as it’s QUITE POSSIBLE others can see things one is blind to.I’m saying all this not as a troll but to help. You can ignore it of course, walk away from a potentially fruitful discussion and only look for points of view that validate your pre-existing points of view.But what’s the growth in that?[off soapbox. thank you]
That’s what I’m exploring by pursing this line of inquiry with you. Most who tease, can’t take being teased. Most who say “You all need thick skins”, have really thin skins. So, I’m poking a bear.
Ironic racism, ironic misogyny, ironic edgy, when repeated is simply racist, misogynist and “being an asshole”.That the jokester is blind to the thin veil of “I WAS ONLY KIDDING MY GOD” carries little weight. Prick’s a prick after a while and isn’t being misread but read.
I know I’ve succeeded when he says, “Wait… you ACTUALLY don’t care that much and you’re testing my reactions right?”I just smile.
I test as having low empathy. I had to craft empathy authentically without actually getting dragged into the emotional mess.It’s pragmatic and I don’t abuse it. I’m probably missing something upstairs but I do my best.
VSauce, Michael here, had a baby. My reaction, “holy shit that’s awesome” and I imagine it probably feels real good for him and feels a pride of accomplishment.But I don’t actually feel a thing. It’s all intellectual knowledge for me, not emotional.
I’m generalizing since you’re using the exact same arguments and justifications as they do.
I’m not saying you are any of that. I’m saying they use it too.