White Guys Being Offended and Privlege

 

Cue the box of angry crackers misunderstanding completely.


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    Soong
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    And what’s being offended? What’s it worth? It means you don’t like something. The taste of pickles offends me. See how worthless that is? Nobody cares. That’s how I feel if someone is offended by something that is said.

    fatherdougal
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    Wrong (even if it is right on cue). Offense is not merely “not liking something”. An offense is a transgression, something that steps beyond accepted norms. Why the fuck else do we have the phrase “criminal offense” and “offender” to refer to someone that breaks the law? And sure, not all offense is created equal (for example, if you are genuinely offended by pickles then there is no real empathetic pull for others to cater to your sense of injury and maybe you should just stop worrying about dicks so much and enjoy the delicious phallic treat), but if, say,… Read more »

    Soong
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    If you give words power over you, that’s your weakness, your problem. If someone makes a racist joke, that’s their action and it reflects on the quality of their character and who they are. It’s not an injustice to you unless it’s personally defamatory and demonstrably causes you harm. “Criminal offense” has a qualifier there, doesn’t it? It speaks to an action with quantifiable consequences that go beyond hurt feelings. “Offender” can refer to a criminal offender or someone who’s simply rude. I don’t know where you are, but in the US you don’t have a right to not be… Read more »

    fatherdougal
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    Words, my dear deluded motherfucker, HAVE POWER! For fuck’s sakes, why the hell do you think the first thing that authoritarian regimes do is clamp down on political satire? Mockery and belittlement do more to deflate power than any number of those guns you Americans are so strangely attached to. MLK’s words are what dragged civil rights kicking and screaming to a place where overt and outright discrimination were finally rejected. Gandhi’s words helped drive the (at the time) world’s biggest colonial power the fuck out of India. Hell, some fucking hippy said some shit 2,000 years ago and they… Read more »

    Soong
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    Really, what is the ultimate GOAL of these complaints and arguments; What is the desired outcome? To prohibit these things from being said? To prohibit these things from being thought? To prohibit such people from hurting the feelings of the offendable? I believe if you think it through, you’ll realize the ability to litigating against thought and speech can be easily twisted to make virtually anything illegal, such as pickles.

    Gropegrope
    Member

    So you’re OK with rape jokes.
    We get it already.

    Soong
    Member

    There are funny rape jokes, yes.

    Soong
    Member

    grope
    /?r?p/
    verb
    informal
    feel or fondle (someone) for sexual pleasure, especially against their will.
    “he was accused of groping office girls”

    noun
    1.
    an act of fondling someone for sexual pleasure.

    Gropegrope
    Member

    grope
    ?r?p/Submit
    verb
    1.
    feel about or search blindly or uncertainly with the hands.
    “she got up and groped for her spectacles”
    synonyms: fumble, scrabble, fish, ferret, rummage, feel, search, hunt
    “she groped for her glasses”

    As in grope toward finding meaning in life and the world around me.

    Interesting that you immedieately assumed only the rapey definition though….but you do like rape jokes…

    Gropegrope
    Member

    You edited the definition….there is no dictionary that lists that one first. Hahahahaha.
    You are pathetic.

    Now run along and go tell rapey jokes to your incel group…

    Soong
    Member

    The reason I’m arguing as I am is because your points, and the original post, all point their indignation towards the fact that such things are said, rather than directly at what is said. In other words, the offense is taken at the act of making offense rather than the offense itself. Why is this? Because the offensive content given in example is so self evidently wrong or immoral. It would simply be seen as stating the obvious to point this out, so the argument is not made at the central point of the matter but rather at the action… Read more »

    jediadept
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    Not a bad argument; humans do find entertainment within “Shock Value”.

    thef2pyro
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    thef2pyro

    Oh my god the privilege is high with you. You claim blacks get shot by police yet whites get shot more, most of the blm riots are about criminals getting shot. If you give words power you are allowing racists attention. Also there’s no patriarchy or widespread oppression anywhere except the Middle East.

    fatherdougal
    Member

    Yeah yeah. And unicorns fly outta my butt handing out candy canes. Meanwhile, back on earth prime, not one thing you said is accurate. The mind boggles at the scope of your clueless fuckwittery. It staggers the imagination. Just… Sigh. Just enjoy living in your perfect post prejudice, post racial paradise, I guess. Wherever the fuck that is.

    Caio
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    About two years ago I worked with a guy who would complain about political correctness gone mad a work. No one agreed with him or disagreed with him, they just tried to ignore him because he was the only one there who wasn’t extremely busy for some reason. One day, he was doing off about how it was unfair that he wasn’t allowed to say the n-word. “Black people say it.” “It’s just a word it’s just sounds, why should sounds offend people.” etc. etc.. I was in the middle of trying to solve a very very very difficult problem,… Read more »

    Caio
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    About two years ago I worked with a guy who would complain about political correctness gone mad a work. No one agreed with him or disagreed with him, they just tried to ignore him because he was the only one there who wasn’t extremely busy for some reason. One day, he was doing off about how it was unfair that he wasn’t allowed to say the n-word. “Black people say it.” “It’s just a word it’s just sounds, why should sounds offend people.” etc. etc.. I was in the middle of trying to solve a very very very difficult problem,… Read more »

    Caio
    Member

    woah… sorry for the accidental double post.

    Gropegrope
    Member

    Not unlike conservatives…

    thef2pyro
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    thef2pyro

    Yeah no that never really happens, I find the “anti facists” rioting and calling a Jew an alt righter to be more akin to the lefts overreaction

    Gropegrope
    Member

    That “Jew” was an alt righter. Jesus, the biggest alt-right site in Canada is run by a Jew.
    Get informed….or go back to your incel support group…

    thef2pyro
    Member
    thef2pyro

    Hahahaha ben Shapiro was the number one target of the alt right. Is this how you debate people, throw a tantrum and call them a nazi to shut down their right to speak?

    Gropegrope
    Member

    Tantrum….I don’t think that word means what you think it means.
    Who did I call a nazi…?
    No please, I really want to know…