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there wolf
Jan 11, 2015

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BrigadierSensible posted:

Forgive me if this is a stupid question:

But the US seems to be the only country that does this stupid poo poo with the flag.

I know it has a flag that aesthetically lends itself to this kind of colour swap business, but out here in the rest of the world we also have our versions of fuckwits who fetishize law enforcement/military etc. and our versions of those fuckwits are generally just as nationalistic, so would love to wear a flag that also says "I love the people oppressing poors and foreigners" in a different way. But as far as I know, there are no regional variations on that US one stripe of a particular colour.

Are there other nations versions of this sort of thing?

Mixing the national flag with some other symbolism to make a sociopolitical statement does seem to be a pretty American thing, so I would guess it's something other countries pickup from us. A more common example would be adding the rainbow flag for gay rights, which a lot of countries do nowadays.

So the original thin blue line symbol was just a blue line on a black field, and it's been around for a few decades at least. But I don't remember seeing it incorporated into the flag until really the blue lives matter stuff started up. In general there's been a shift in fascist imagery within military and police since 9-11 and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Punisher logo, the white/black/blue color scheme, and the flag are all relatively new fascist imagery, so it's probably just a matter of your own homegrown Nazis picking up on it and reproducing it for their own countries. A brief search does pull up a couple of other examples of national flags in the thin blue line style, including Israel, Britain, and Canada.

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there wolf
Jan 11, 2015

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Captain Monkey posted:

Why do cops of all people use the Punisher logo. It’s so stupid to me.

The Political Cartoon thread was kind enough to dig up this really good cartoon about it and other neo-fascist symbols and signs in the post-9-11 word.

About Face

there wolf
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A slab of beer? Also sounds like he needs to be more thrifty and start making bathtub gin like our grandparent's generation.

there wolf
Jan 11, 2015

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You can find people with different politics at all income levels, they just don't get fawning media coverage over how mature they are about it. One of the consistent splits in left/right politics is gender after all.

Lack of political power and agency also makes politics into a luxury for other people to worry about, and the country is full of people just getting by enough that they aren't willing to start fights with family and neighbors they rely on over political issues. If you're seeing less and less tolerance for that stuff, it's because people are getting more desperate and the right has engendered a cult of lunatics who cannot shut the gently caress up about their politics so people cannot ignore it.

there wolf
Jan 11, 2015

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Picnic Princess posted:

Karen became normalized when a whole bunch of fragile white women kept getting caught on camera calling the cops on black people for existing. Mocking ignorant racists is good. Making it about misogyny completely misses the point. The reason why it's Karen and not Kyle is because men usually don't call the cops to do their dirty work, they just straight up try to kill them themselves. That's not abusing privilege, that's just straight up being a murderous violent rear end in a top hat.

Yeah, we know what the original context was. The point is that just because something started out as a joke about something very specific that deserved to be called out, doesn't mean it stayed there when picked up by the culture at large which carries it's own biases. Remember that old Chris Rock bit about black people vs. n-words, and how an n-word to him was a specific lovely kind of black person? And then white people latched onto that joke from a black man talking about his own community as an excuse to use the n-word and be lovely racists because just like Chris they didn't mean all black people, just the lovely ones.

We live in a misogynistic culture, and it doesn't matter that a term is created and used rightfully by an oppressed group against one with more power. When it gets out of that bubble, bigots are going to grab it and run in their specific direction because that's what bigots do. I don't think the Karen meme is so fundamentally misogynistic at this point as to be useless, but there are version of it out there that are and they need to be stamped down. No only as a push back against misogyny, but because the original point about fragile white women attacking black people for existing is getting lost in otherwise mundane "call the manager jokes."

there wolf
Jan 11, 2015

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CharlestheHammer posted:

Anything can be weaponized so it’s not a terribly compelling argument.

Though lol comparing it to the Chris rock bit

So we've finally worked ourselves around to the usual IOSM resolution to all social justice arguments: the people who brought up the issue are exactly right, but I'm still going to act like they're being crazy and unreasonable.

there wolf
Jan 11, 2015

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Figured I'd delete this to stop this dumb fight, but it's been quoted. Eh, whatever.

there wolf has a new favorite as of 16:05 on Apr 7, 2020

there wolf
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Pedovores means child-eater, right? There's not some other, weirder definition that my third eye isn't open enough to understand.

there wolf
Jan 11, 2015

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sugar mouse posted:

Whelp. I've permanently screwed up my Google search results to find an answer which appears to be both forgiving towards pedophiles and include satanic rituals in the response.



Well there's some tentative evidence that the majority of people who are sexually attracted to prepubescent children never act on it because they know it's damaging and thus highly immoral. I guess it's not fair to shelve those people in with outright sexual predators?

Pedovore still sounds like some sort of specialized cannibal though. Clearly we need to start calling these cultists fishermen after Albert Fish. I see no confusion or complications as a result of this.

there wolf
Jan 11, 2015

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EasilyConfused posted:

I think you mean fisherpeople

Fishmasons. Let's bring it all full circle.

there wolf
Jan 11, 2015

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Splash Attack posted:

they predate reddit because i remember being 13 on livejournal and watching the trainwreck of the child free community there.

i think it was on there that i watched a fully grown woman have a meltdown that she didn’t win the costume contest at a harry potter launch party and a kid was picked over her, who “””deserved””” it.

Seconding this because I remember the same. It was a big thing on some of the little queer forums from that time, and probably jumped over into the bigger sites like livejournal through fandom and the like. I wonder if there was a specific vector into modern social media sites. Was childfree crap ever a thing here?

there wolf
Jan 11, 2015

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chitoryu12 posted:

The only place I've seen anyone unironically say this about medieval life is A World Lit Only by Fire, which is one of the worst and least accurate pop history books in the world but has unfortunately colored a lot of popular medieval history "knowledge" because it ended up assigned reading in a lot of college courses. Other claims include

* Medieval peasants had no sense of time and never went much further than their home village, which could lead to them becoming hopelessly lost if they ever left town.

* The focus on religion removed the medieval man's sense of self as an individual human, causing them to frolic naked in the summer due to having no shame.

* Cannibalism was a regular occurrence, as was poverty so great that you were left naked in an empty hut any time you had a bad year from selling everything you owned.

So basically the medieval countryside was just full of roving bands of nude cannibals. It also had one point where he took a medieval joke about a peasant fainting at the smell of perfume in a city and needing to be revived by waving a shovel of dung under his nose as actual fact that he repeated.

This book makes a great gift for any history nerds in your life. It's like the Birdemic of history texts.

there wolf
Jan 11, 2015

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sugar mouse posted:

I got into a HUGE debate the other day on Facebook with a proper bridezilla but can't be bothered to go back and edit it all yet so until then, have a bit of average crazy from my feed...



Everyone knows the skull doesn't start getting it's lead coating until at least the early teens.

there wolf
Jan 11, 2015

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Some people's hearts bleed more than others and they're going to feel sad seeing a person, any person, suffer/fail/get hurt. That doesn't make them apologists anymore than feeling content that a lovely guy has been stopped by his own dumb actions makes you some kind of unfeeling sociopath delighting in another's pain.

there wolf
Jan 11, 2015

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https://twitter.com/Jwil3698Justin/...054482652069888

Seems like Peterson fans themselves are too big on empathy for traumatized people, so I guess that settles that argument.

Why the hell does twitter not put up the same screen cap when you quote something. This rear end in a top hat also follows Jordan Peterson. There, saved you a click through.

there wolf
Jan 11, 2015

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Picnic Princess posted:







12,000 laugh reacts and ONLY laugh reacts in 13 hours has got to be some kind of record.

No mention of the easily edited for the Chinese market gay reference? stdh.

there wolf
Jan 11, 2015

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Cythereal posted:

I... just... what the gently caress is wrong with people that would make them say/post poo poo like this to another human being?

'You miss 100% of the shots you don't take' is a guide to sexual interaction. There's always a change she'll be in the mood, and when you think about it a simple 'no, thanks' on her part is such a small thing compared to you missing out on the chance to get your dick wet.

there wolf
Jan 11, 2015

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BioEnchanted posted:

I just kind of want them to totally drop off the map, only take enough money to start themselves off in Canada then just get normal jobs. Prince Harry working doing tech support for Aon or something is just funny to me.

They're both independently wealthy so there's no 'taking just enough money.' They're probably just smart enough to see which way the wind is blowing in regards to overall popularity of the monarchy and their own popularity within it, and are loving off while they're in a position of financial and social strength.

there wolf
Jan 11, 2015

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Tenebrais posted:

Also the racism. The sort of people that are big fans of the royal family are also the sort to care deeply that a part of it is black now. It's barely concealed at best.

That's exactly what I was going for with popularity within. I think they saw a future where republican sentiments were strong, and they and their children would constantly be subjected to racism and told they should shut up and be grateful for it because the Family needs the support of the royalists in this trying time, and they opted to bow the gently caress out before things got there.

there wolf
Jan 11, 2015

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They don't bring her up because they don't want you looking her up and learning all her noble work on behalf of the disabled community lead her down the path of being red as hell, and her famous speeches and writings were as often about socialism, anti-militarism, and women's suffrage as they were her remarkable life.

there wolf
Jan 11, 2015

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This man is only 33 and using Happy Gilmore clips to call people dumb on the internet.

there wolf
Jan 11, 2015

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I mean that last sentence isn't wrong...

there wolf
Jan 11, 2015

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CodfishCartographer posted:

Isn't glamping like, exclusively a Boomer thing? Millenials can't fuckin afford to buy a camper let alone decorate one.

Actually a lot of millennials are buying campers... because they're way cheaper than houses.

there wolf
Jan 11, 2015

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Captain Monkey posted:

More of an update on an idiot.


https://twitter.com/bowlcutthanos/s...9046078464?s=21


e: what is it with chuds and making GBS threads their pants?

They probably don't poo poo their pants any more of less than any other adult with good muscle control. They're just such noxious people that no one is inclined to suppress the story or frame it in a compassionate way that doesn't define them by it, and they're also such uninteresting people that there's nothing else to supplant it. It's not like people have forgotten piss tape, for example, it's just at the front of anyone's minds anymore because there is so much other Trump garbage to think of.

there wolf
Jan 11, 2015

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PurpleXVI posted:

Don't forget that he's also a loving and devoted father to his kid, something that the Remake does a bit more with than the original. The upgraded graphics and art in the remake also does a lot to make him look less like a black stereotype physically.

Though I also gotta admit, and maybe this is just me being a complete moron, but how is "black people don't take government/corporate oppression sitting down and will in fact speak out angrily against it and do something about it" a stereotype, and even if it is, how is it a harmful one? And stereotype or not, black people do get an extra helping of the oppression compared to a lot of other people, so it just seems... realistic that they'd have more to be pissed about?

The angry black man/woman trope is really about framing black people as inherently irrational and bullying, and even less than human as a result of that. It doesn't matter if their anger at the government is righteous (let's face it, it's because their anger is righteous and society needs to take that power away) because it's coming from a black man it's going to be paranoid, misdirected, and end in some overkill reaction way out of proportion for the actual offense.

there wolf
Jan 11, 2015

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Should have included this best response.

there wolf
Jan 11, 2015

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It's unlikely that this person has had the genetic testing to confirm this, therefor...

there wolf
Jan 11, 2015

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Most of the probably just jump right into he didn't say that/you're twisting it. It's not like they have any more cognitive consonance than he does.

there wolf
Jan 11, 2015

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Kevin DuBrow posted:



Guess which brand of butter removed the American Indian from its packaging

So they took the Native American off but kept the land. Seems appropriate.

there wolf
Jan 11, 2015

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Sunswipe posted:

Oh gently caress, I've been catching up on Cinema Snob episodes. What did Brad Jones do?

Sided with Doug over the former Channel Awesome people who brought up complaints about him, including Allison Pregler who he was working with on and off up to that point. Disappointing but not that surprising.

there wolf
Jan 11, 2015

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MizPiz posted:

It owns that the one drop rule is going to be brought back so that white people can say they're poc

Please, we've been doing that with Native Americans for decades.

there wolf
Jan 11, 2015

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A very clickbait title, but the article is pretty on point. There is a movement to create a false equivalency between male and female victims of domestic violence in an effort to muddle the waters about systemic male violence as a threat to women as a class. Those numbers aren't remotely close, and the underlying issue of patriarchy encouraging violence as a solution to all problems impacts men as well as women. These anti-feminist efforts to talk-up domestic violence by women have no interest in dealing with that at all.

there wolf
Jan 11, 2015

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One More Fat Nerd posted:

Hrrm, lets play the Incel, MGTOW, or something even weirder game!

I'm being boring and guessing Incel.

Umm... since Piss Meridian went in that direction, I'm just going to point out that the biggest groups pushing this 'no one cares about women abusers!' are MRA and MRA-adjacent groups. It's literally a bad faith effort to undermine feminist action against systemic violence against women by creating a false equivalence of violence against men that you never hear about because it's hushed up by the largely male-dominated legal system who are nevertheless in thrall to women.

That's not every person who feels like the existing laws and advocacy around domestic and sexual violence are underserving male victims. It's just a particular campaign that pops up every time the subject hits the news, which usually can be readily identified by their complete lack of solidarity or connection to other relevant social justice efforts.

there wolf
Jan 11, 2015

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Volcott posted:

Beloved dad movie Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World has taught us we must always choose the lesser of two weevils.

Nonsense. A greater weevil would contain more protein when it comes time to eat it.

there wolf
Jan 11, 2015

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T-man posted:

It's me I'm the leftist stealing flour, I'm going to bake a big loaf of delicious bread in the shape of Karl Marx and make people pledge eternal loyalty to the gay agenda to have any.

I had to make bread today so...




Not as rainbow as I wanted, but I suppose there's always room for improvement when it comes to serving up the gay agenda.

there wolf
Jan 11, 2015

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Absurd Alhazred posted:

https://twitter.com/kenjilopezalt/s...467183418241024

Kenji is not the idiot, but rather, and I poo poo you not, Caren White, who wrote this piece: Why You Need to Stop Baking Bread


You should listen to her, because


She brags about growing her own corn in an article about how not being able to buy certain flour and leavening means she cannot bake bread. I posted Marxhallah too soon.

there wolf
Jan 11, 2015

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Listing out favorite movies is for loser dilettantes who don't really appreciate film as a art. So I'm just going to recommend that everyone watch Mortal Kombat before our next class on the modern superhero movie.

there wolf
Jan 11, 2015

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Also expecting a kid that age to wake up at 7am is pretty lovely. You need more sleep when you're growing, and it's an early sign of puberty starting. 'But school' is bullshit because school times are for parent's convenience, not kids; elementary schools especially start so early with the expectation that many parents need to have their kids squared away at school before they get to their own jobs at 9am.

there wolf
Jan 11, 2015

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goatsestretchgoals posted:

You’re dumb and bad but maybe you never learned how to spell the words street and fighter.

E: This movie was good enough that it managed to kill M. Tyson M. Bison

In all sincerity, the moment I realized there was a lot that presaged current comic book movies in Mortal Kombat, I knew I needed to rewatch Street Fighter and the first TMT films for the same reason.

Speaking of creative derivation, of the army of moody artist women singer-songwriters spawned by Kate Bush, Amanda Palmer is the worst, right?

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there wolf
Jan 11, 2015

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Lumbermouth posted:

Every time I see that tweet I think of this post from the Dumb Marketing Moves thread.

My brother got stabbed over someone calling him a enjoyable human being for wearing a tux.

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