[FACEBOOK] FGM Part II / Feminist Ideology

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(Part II of this.)


Feminism is an ideology.  If someone chooses to identify with an ideology — any ideology — it is reasonable to assume that they do so because they subscribe to that particular belief system.

In practice, people pick and choose which parts of an ideology they hold to.  That doesn’t mean the ideology transforms into whatever it is they want it to be.

The gals at Women’s Co were very much representative of feminism.  The main differences between then and now were that “diversity” and gender theory were still in the process of being woven in, and the leadership lay with the theorists themselves rather than politicians and celebrity advocates.

Which made for a number of conflicting ideas.  And it wasn’t always clear which ones took precedence.

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“If You Don’t Vote…” STFU!

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That’s bullshit.  Part of having the right to vote is being able to choose when NOT to vote. You teach American government — you of all people should know this.

Do you honestly not see the problem with telling someone he can only express an opinion if he exercises his voting rights as YOU see fit?

There are plenty of registered Democrats who have vowed to stay home from the polls because they’re disgusted with their party.  They’re trying to sending a message, and they have EVERY right to complain.

I managed to leave off “without being lectured by an entitled sneuflake”.  But that’s totally how it should have ended.

This same person once had the audacity to suggest that Trump only won in 2016 because the people who voted for him didn’t know any better. 🙄

10,000 “Bots” My Ass

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This is about as “fake news” as you can get.

For the most part, these “bots” were people, and what these brave souls were doing was parodying (or otherwise copypasta-ing) the “opinions” of the Regressive Left — which still doesn’t violate Twitter’s TOS.

(This is why Twitter has to label them all ‘bots’.)

And the analytics involved weren’t nearly as sophisticated as they make them out to be.  Couldn’t be, not after the backlash following the second purge, when legitimate BlueWave accounts were inadvertently deleted. 🤣

Also, the “late September to early October” timeline is patently false — unless their math is more woke than mine.  But I suppose Jack wishes to distance himself from his more recent acts of censorship, because: BLEXIT.

That’s right, folks: #BlackLivesMatter only until they decide to #WalkAlway.

Not a Good Month For Friendship

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NOTE: Update to follow (eventually, I swear), because there’s a Part II to the genderqueef shit, and it’s seriously one of the craziest things I have ever seen from the Regressive Left.  Which is saying quite a damned bit.



October has not been a month for friendship.  My friends are dropping like flies — and it’s largely the fault of Lindsey Graham.  He has released from within me an utter abhorrence for unethical shams.

About a dozen people have unfriended me on Facebook since the Christine Ford farce, and I’m pretty sure the majority of those who didn’t are no longer following me.

For the most part, I have been silently unfriended.  By whom, it’s hard to tell, which suggests no major loss.  But here are two cases in which I played an active role in the dissolution of a friendship — for better or for worse.

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It’s All Greek to Them.

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I was going to submit this as a comment (RE: this, only then I realized nobody would care. 😕


Reason, your Greek is shit.

αγορεύειν literally means “to lead the flow”.  The αγορᾱ́ was where that happened — either in the sense of rhetoric and ideas (meaning “place of assembly”, later extended to the body itself) or in the sense of commerce — i.e., the marketplace.

αγορᾱ́ζειν derives from that second sense of αγορᾱ́ and is used much in the same way we use ‘shop’ in English; I go to the shop to shop.  Whether or not I end up making a purchase is irrelevant — I am still out shopping.  αγορᾱ́ζω can also denote loitering in the marketplace, and probably browsing too.

The moral of this story is that there are better sources of information than Wikipedia.  Find them.  Use them.  Otherwise, leave the flashy little tidbits out.  This isn’t the first time you’ve made such a blunder.

FACEBOOK: What Supporting Kavanaugh Was Really About

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All right, everyone — listen up, because an astonishing number of you don’t seem to understand the overwhelming support behind Brett Kavanaugh, or how the SCOTUS confirmation process even works.

The President can nominate whomever he damn well pleases, and it’s up to the Senate whether or not to confirm.  There isn’t an ideological litmus test, and it doesn’t matter how “mainstream” a nominee is, because the Supreme Court does not exist to represent YOUR interests OR mine.  The only “interests” it represents are those of the United States Constitution.   (Worth noting: Brett Kavanaugh is an utter caricature of Middle America.)

The only relevant concern is whether the nominee is capable of doing the job.

Think he lacks the experience to fill a seat?  Fine.  Think he doesn’t understand the Constitution, or how to properly apply it?  That’s fine too.  Have concerns about the candidate’s ethics, or do you otherwise question whether he can and will remain objective in his rulings?  Then certainly, Senator, you should vote ‘no’.

But please, all of you screaming your heads off about Roe v. Wade — shut the fuck up already.  You don’t actually believe Trump can be pressured into nominating someone who supports abortion; you’re just looking for an excuse to bitch about Trump.

If you had any serious concerns about Kavanaugh’s confirmation, you belonged taking them to your senator — not taking to the streets like savages or whining about it on social media.

(To anyone who contacted their senator’s office and THEN whined: 👍  But I hope they had the good sense to ignore you unless you actually had something constructive to say.)


Secondly:

I’m tired of all the mischaracterizations of Kavanaugh supporters, and of people reframing the issues around irrelevant topics instead of challenging our arguments directly.

This was NEVER about abortion — not for us.  It was never about politics — not for us — and if you think this was a right-wing movement, you’re living in an echo chamber.

Standing With Brett was never about wanting him confirmed.  It was never about the Patriot Act, or about Donald Trump, or the myth of male privilege, and we aren’t the ones seeking to politicize sexual assault.

Standing With Brett boiled down to three things:

(1) Upholding the integrity of the judicial nomination process.

(2) A reaffirmation of due process.

(3) A rejection of the #metoo movement and its underlying feminist ideology.

No matter where any one of us happens to stand politically, THESE were the three things we held in common.

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Politics, Politics

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Am I the only one who seems to recall that SCOTUS justices are not popularly elected?  I mean, Brett Kavanaugh certainly wouldn’t have been my pick, but all of these arguments about whether he represents the interests of one group or another are patently absurd.  He’s a member of the judiciary — soon to be one of the highest judges in the land.  The only interests he represents are those of our Constitution.

A constructionist?  Who, me?  Finally, you’re catching on. 👌  But lest I find myself accused of being a conservative, here is some Internet proof to the contrary: