The SJW war on us thread

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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by Grammatron » Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:09 pm

Displaying anything MAGA in California brands you a racists instantly.

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Post by Doctor X » Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:11 pm

Pathetic.

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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by Grammatron » Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:43 pm

corplinx wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:08 pm
God fucking dammit. The coal/blackface thing has now been turned into a real thing by the paper of record.

Fucking FakeNews assholes.
Did you read the article?

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Post by corplinx » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:16 pm

Grammatron wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:43 pm
corplinx wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:08 pm
God fucking dammit. The coal/blackface thing has now been turned into a real thing by the paper of record.

Fucking FakeNews assholes.
Did you read the article?
Dammit Phyllis

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Anaxagoras wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:08 am
Phoenix restaurant says this is a photo of coal miners. But I see offensive blackface

It is a photo of coal miners with sooty faces covered with coal dust. The author doesn't dispute that. He still wants the photo removed because it reminds him of blackface.
It gets difficult to find fresh, untrodden, outrage territory. :roll:

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Post by Pyrrho » Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:59 am


The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Post by Pyrrho » Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:03 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:08 am
Phoenix restaurant says this is a photo of coal miners. But I see offensive blackface

It is a photo of coal miners with sooty faces covered with coal dust. The author doesn't dispute that. He still wants the photo removed because it reminds him of blackface.
https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/phot ... HK6286-001
Coal Strike Crisis
A group of coal-blacked South Wales colliers relax over a drink in a local pub and discuss the strike situation.
Also on a book cover:

https://www.amazon.com/Home-Front-1914- ... 1903365813
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Post by Witness » Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:15 am

There are many such pictures:

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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:43 am

Grammatron wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:43 pm
corplinx wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:08 pm
God fucking dammit. The coal/blackface thing has now been turned into a real thing by the paper of record.

Fucking FakeNews assholes.
Did you read the article?
I read the Arizona one, but not the one about Mary Poppins yet.

Some of the objections really are surreal.
Viewers cannot determine the intention of an artist’s work. Art also exposes society’s blind spots. Blackface is only a glimpse of a larger issue. The larger issue is the lack of representation of marginalized people and their voices in Phoenix.
The coal miners can't be marginalized people?
Oh, because they are white their lives were a cakewalk. These are Welsh coal miners circa 1920s. But at least they had their "white privilege" I guess, unlike this "poet". I guess they should have been more culturally sensitive and washed their faces because a poet 100 years in future might feel "threatened" and "unwelcome".
Frequently, I enter art galleries and I am not represented in the art, which leads to uneducated curation for exhibitions.
Huh? So if you see art in which you are not represented (like if I go see an exhibition of Ukiyo paintings) it " leads to uneducated curation"?
At the downtown Phoenix restaurant, my concern that the photograph of men in blackface was a threat to me and my face and voice were ignored.
But they aren't "in blackface" their faces are covered in coal dust. How is that a "threat"?
A business’ photograph of men with blackened faces culturally says to me, “Whites Only.” It says people like me are not welcome.
Maybe you should examine what caused you to become so hypersensitive?
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Post by Doctor X » Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:00 am

Maybe he is just an asshole no one wants around?

Sometimes is it not racism; sometimes you just suck.

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Post by Doctor X » Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:00 am

Maybe he is just an asshole no one wants around?

Sometimes is it not racism; sometimes you just suck.

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"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out."--Don
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"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
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"just like Doc X said." --gnome

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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by Grammatron » Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:01 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:43 am
Grammatron wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:43 pm
corplinx wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:08 pm
God fucking dammit. The coal/blackface thing has now been turned into a real thing by the paper of record.

Fucking FakeNews assholes.
Did you read the article?
I read the Arizona one, but not the one about Mary Poppins yet.
The Mary Poppins one is talking about real racism in the book.

I don't think it's warranted but it's not as absurd as the AZ one.

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Post by Nyarlathotep » Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:27 am

As a wannabe author myself, I feel for the young woman discussed here...

TO THE BOOK COMMUNITY: GO FUCK YOURSELF. AN ANTI-APOLOGY.
Larry Correia wrote:Basically an internet lynch mob of Social Justice Warriors hounded an author into not publishing her book. They brow beat her. They shamed her into compliance. And now she has pulled her book, apologized even though she’s done nothing wrong, and begged forgiveness.

Seriously, read those excerpts from her blog, where she talked about her hopes, and dreams, and artistic vision… And then read about how they all got crushed in the name of Social Justice.

As an author, this makes me want to vomit. This nefarious shit is why I’ve been loud and incessant about this topic for the last decade.

So now here is my letter to the “Book Community”.
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Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:51 am

More info on that:

An Author Canceled Her Own YA Novel Over Accusations of Racism. But Is It Really Anti-Black?

I obviously haven't read it myself, but the people at Slate don't seem to think it's "anti-black."
What is Blood Heir about?
Blood Heir is—or maybe I should say was—the first book in an intended fantasy trilogy. The story is a loose retelling of Anastasia, only with magic and more racially diverse characters. In the fictional Cyrilian Empire, Princess Anastacya Mikhailov has been forced to live in secrecy because she shares the same blood and powers as the empire’s enslaved population, Affinites. When Ana is framed for her father’s death, she sets out to find her father’s killer.
So there are these people called "YA influencers" I guess whose self-appointed job is to make sure YA fiction is vetted for political correctness before its published.
Why are so people so mad about it online?
In a nutshell, some YA influencers in the Twitterverse accused Zhao of racial insensitivity, among other things. This led to both a Twitterstorm and one-star Goodreads reviews, including one in particular that accused the novel of “anti-blackness”.

Hold on, what is a “YA influencer,” exactly?

They’re YA authors and fans with substantial followings who are attuned to trends in young adult fiction and often push for better representation and diversity within the genre. Some of them receive Advanced Readers Copies, or ARCs, so that they can preview books similar to professional critics before they’re published.

How did the Blood Heir controversy begin?
It’s hard to pinpoint an exact moment, but last week, Twitter user @LegallyPaige accused Zhao of compiling screenshots of people who weren’t fans of Blood Heir ahead of its release and harassing them: “I’ll tell you which 2019 debut author, according to the whisper network, has been gathering screenshots of people who don’t/didn’t like her book and giving off Kathleen Hale vibes: Amelie Wen Zhao.” (@LegallyPaige has since made her account private.)
I read "attuned to trends in young adult fiction and often push for better representation and diversity within the genre" as meaning they are PoMo SJW types pushing a political agenda.

Anyway, they looked at it and didn't find a whole lot that was offensive. Apparently there's a "whisper network" of people vague accusations.
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Post by shuize » Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:59 am

Nyarlathotep wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:27 am
As a wannabe author myself, I feel for the young woman discussed here...

TO THE BOOK COMMUNITY: GO FUCK YOURSELF. AN ANTI-APOLOGY.
Larry Correia wrote:Basically an internet lynch mob of Social Justice Warriors hounded an author into not publishing her book. They brow beat her. They shamed her into compliance. And now she has pulled her book, apologized even though she’s done nothing wrong, and begged forgiveness.

Seriously, read those excerpts from her blog, where she talked about her hopes, and dreams, and artistic vision… And then read about how they all got crushed in the name of Social Justice.

As an author, this makes me want to vomit. This nefarious shit is why I’ve been loud and incessant about this topic for the last decade.

So now here is my letter to the “Book Community”.
Too bad she pulled it.

I would have made a point to buy it.

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Post by Nyarlathotep » Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:00 am

YA is generally a shithole genre full of shitty people. This doesn't surprise me.
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Post by Rob Lister » Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:04 pm

Nyarlathotep wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:00 am
YA is generally a shithole genre full of shitty people. This doesn't surprise me.
Here's the goodreads link
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/382 ... er_reviews

wow. i'm not 100% sure this lynching wasn't by design.

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Post by xouper » Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:29 pm

Nyarlathotep wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:00 am
YA is generally a shithole genre full of shitty people. This doesn't surprise me.
How common is it for an author to write two versions of a book, one for YA and one for the rest of us?

I hadn't seen such a thing before today.

See for example: viewtopic.php?p=945735#p945735

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Post by Nyarlathotep » Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:31 pm

xouper wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:29 pm
Nyarlathotep wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:00 am
YA is generally a shithole genre full of shitty people. This doesn't surprise me.
How common is it for an author to write two versions of a book, one for YA and one for the rest of us?

I hadn't seen such a thing before today.

See for example: viewtopic.php?p=945735#p945735
Never heard of it before today either.

If they were both in one file, it would smack of a trick that some shady authors use to manipulate Kindle's algorithms. But from your post, that doesn't seem the case.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:48 pm

Until xouper definitively tells me otherwise, my hypothesis Is same book pitched two genres.

I'm looking to xouper to read them, you see. :)

What exactly is "young adult fiction" anyway?

I suppose no pr0n no gore and a positive mental outlook, but many a "mainstream" novel of the past is the same.
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