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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post

    I can't really imagine exactly how dysfunctional the future will be if people don't get over this excessive hypersensitivity.
    If they were serious, I'd worry. But they're not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newman View Post
    If they were serious, I'd worry. But they're not.
    The problem is that "not serious" people have used their pet peeves to really damage the rest of us simply to make thought-exercise points.

    I'm not sure that I care what educated people think about fake issues (unless I'm hosting something and have to elicit their fake interests to move the conversations along for extroverts) but I know that I don't want them empowering politicians, educators, clergy, or bureaucrats to damage me or mine in a material way on their road to 'enlightenment'.
    "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    The problem is that "not serious" people have used their pet peeves to really damage the rest of us simply to make thought-exercise points.

    I'm not sure that I care what educated people think about fake issues (unless I'm hosting something and have to elicit their fake interests to move the conversations along for extroverts) but I know that I don't want them empowering politicians, educators, clergy, or bureaucrats to damage me or mine in a material way on their road to 'enlightenment'.
    "Lynching" is merely an excuse to spout off against Trump. I doubt the specific denunciations will outlast the dew on the grass this morning. (If you live in a place that still gets dew in late October.)

    Now that the media has jumped on this particular shark,

    The ignorance of Trump comparing impeachment to “a lynching,” explained
    Vox.

    and we see that most of those same Democrats, including Biden, used the metaphor to describe Clinton's impeachment, does that make those Democrats ignoramuses?

    Does it make ignoramuses of journalists who don't understand the English language very well?

    Impeachment Is Not Lynching
    Erica Fox, Forbes.
    Lynching is murder. Impeachment is not. To equate the two is a grotesque transgression of justice and decency.
    Ms Fox is "a senior advisor to CEOs and top teams, and a lecturer at Harvard Law School." That's a relief. I worried that she might be an English teacher in some elementary school. I wouldn't want that.

    I'd say she's not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but she wouldn't get it.

    The slogan of the WaPost, btw, is a similar lie. "Democracy dies in darkness." Pfft. How stupid! Everybody knows "Democracy" isn't a thing that can "die" like road kill or something. Sheesh.

    What will happen instead is that this grave offense, making the utterers utterly disgusting, KKK-like racists and so on, this offense will be quietly folded into the "lots of stuff"©AOC held against the president, and catalogued as lie number 45,735 by the WaPost.
    "The way I see it, there's always, c'mon, there's always money. It's there." —Elizabeth Warren, explaining socialism.

    “The interesting thing about the Green New Deal is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all.... We really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.” —Saikat Chakrabarti, then AOC's Chief of Staff.

    "We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them." —CNN's Don Lemon, showing how to stop demonizing people.

    "What is objectionable, what is dangerous about extremists is not that they are extreme, but that they are intolerant. The evil is not what they say about their cause, but what they say about their opponents.” ―Robert F. Kennedy.

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    You are probably correct but the usage deeply cheapens the communication. You'd think actual black people (instead of white women) would point this out if they were concerned that white women and their male "allies" are damaging the brand.

    Or maybe the brand is no longer relevant outside of government and academics (and journalism" of course).
    "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    You are probably correct but the usage deeply cheapens the communication. You'd think actual black people (instead of white women) would point this out if they were concerned that white women and their male "allies" are damaging the brand.

    Or maybe the brand is no longer relevant outside of government and academics (and journalism" of course).
    Absolutely. We have that conversation regularly, about Nazis, the Holocaust, racism generally and on so.

    I guess part of the towering outrage is the strain of injecting meaning into overused insults.
    "The way I see it, there's always, c'mon, there's always money. It's there." —Elizabeth Warren, explaining socialism.

    “The interesting thing about the Green New Deal is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all.... We really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.” —Saikat Chakrabarti, then AOC's Chief of Staff.

    "We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them." —CNN's Don Lemon, showing how to stop demonizing people.

    "What is objectionable, what is dangerous about extremists is not that they are extreme, but that they are intolerant. The evil is not what they say about their cause, but what they say about their opponents.” ―Robert F. Kennedy.

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    We're out of breadsticks, and the waiter hasn't been around for 15 minutes. It's a holocaust!

    On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.
    -H. L. Mencken

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newman View Post
    Absolutely. We have that conversation regularly, about Nazis, the Holocaust, racism generally and on so.

    I guess part of the towering outrage is the strain of injecting meaning into overused insults.
    Exactly. Like calling a detention center a concentration camp.
    May we raise children who love the unloved things - the dandelion, the worm, the spiderlings.
    Children who sense the rose needs the thorn and run into rainswept days the same way they turn towards the sun...
    And when they're grown and someone has to speak for those who have no voice,
    may they draw upon that wilder bond, those days of tending tender things and be the one.

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