Cancel Culture: What Exactly Is This Thing?…

Date: September 17, 2019

01) Cancel Culture: What Exactly Is This Thing?

“What is cancel culture, and is it improving society or making it worse?

The answer to those questions largely depends on who you ask. Some people, particularly those who consider themselves targets or victims of cancelation campaigns, argue that it is a dangerous trend in American culture, one that is actively stifling art, media, science, education, and free thought. Others argue that cancel culture is just another term for accountability, and that invoking the spectre of cancel culture is just a way of dodging responsibility for one’s actions.

But what is cancelation, exactly? There’s no one answer to this—the definition, it turns out, is largely in the eye of the beholder—but I think of it as a form of social and cultural boycott. The goal isn’t restoration or even analysis; it’s excommunication.

Call-outs began as a utopian ideal, a way of extracting justice and change without cops or courts. But then came the internet. Activist Loretta Ross wrote about this recently in the New York Times: “My experiences with call-outs began in the 1970s as a young black feminist activist,” she wrote. “I sharply criticized white women for not understanding women of color. I called them out while trying to explain intersectionality and white supremacy.” Forty years later, after watching call-outs migrate from in-person to online, Ross has come to the conclusion that this trend isn’t just counterproductive but actually toxic.

“Call-outs are justified to challenge provocateurs who deliberately hurt others, or for powerful people beyond our reach,” Ross writes. “Effectively criticizing such people is an important tactic for achieving justice. But most public shaming is horizontal and done by those who believe they have greater integrity or more sophisticated analyses. They become the self-appointed guardians of political purity.

…the difference between cancelation and critique. “Critique involves listening and understanding, and then perhaps trying to change the minds of those who disagree. Instead of trying to change people’s minds, the mob removes them from view.”

Economic Update: Capitalism in Denial…


Date: September 17, 2019

01) Economic Update: Capitalism in Denial


“The first half of this week’s episode of Economic Update features a discussion by Professor Wolff on the parallels of declining capitalism in the UK and the U.S. and how the denials of the systemic problems inherent with capitalism are making the economic situations in both countries profoundly worse.

In the second half of this week’s show, Professor Wolff presents two longer segments on (1) the political economy of immigration, and (2) why the basic problem of Central and South America is 2-3 centuries of capitalism producing and reproducing extreme inequality, staggering poverty, and corrupt government elites. That is the crucial context for the Cuban and Venezuelan efforts, however imperfect and against U.S. opposition, to break out of capitalism.”

Breckynn Willis and our fear of pretty tough girls…

Date: September 17, 2019

Thanks to Kamil!

01) Breckynn Willis and our fear of pretty tough girls

“Such was even more solidified to me when I showed a young girl in a rather provocative bikini and asked my students what they thought about the image. A student from Nigeria told me, “Oh, no, she cannot wear that.” I asked her why. She said, “She cannot wear that because the bikini makes her look sexy, and she is too young to look that sexy.”

What I valued in that comment was that it’s nothing an American would have said about a 9-year old girl. We would have said the image was “sick” and should be illegal (it is not, by the way), and that only pedophiles or old sick men would like it. But that is not the truth because such imagery is way too popular across much of the world for it to appeal to only 2%.

We want to control girls because we fear them. We mistake normal development with bad behavior and we fail to distinguish sexuality from over sexualization: from the time they can walk and talk, kids play at being adult.

This includes kids trying to look like adults. It includes them exploring their bodies, what looks good on them, and, yes, defying those darn ghostly Puritan ideals and those adults that treat them inappropriately.

Let Kids Play Adult in Safe Spaces

I think recognizing that young girls or boys can be pretty or even attractive is not a crime or a disorder. It is human nature. This culture has always denied nature in favor of an artificial reality that may appear safer but is far more dangerous.

Youth can be beautiful, but many are terrified and conflate this with child abuse. There is a difference in acknowledging a person’s qualities, whether physical or psychological and over sexualizing them.”

“Forced Diversity?”…


Date: September 17, 2019

01) “Forced Diversity?” : Featuring The Quartering & The Sad Crying Boys


“Chuds everywhere recenently flew into fits rage over what they call ‘Forced Diversity.’ Today we tackle dish controversial topic & discuss the place of politics in comics, entertainment and EXPOSE the ‘NPC SJWS AGENDA!'”

Yes…Creationist Cat is comedy…

…But there is a lot of really interesting information in this video…It’s quite well done.

Cancel Culture – A Social Plague…


Date: September 17, 2019

01) Cancel Culture – A Social Plague


“This will undoubtedly be one of the most controversial videos I ever post on the channel… but from controversy, comes discourse, and from discourse, there can be true value.

The now rampant media norm of mob rule cancel culture has reached ridiculous stages of near paranormal ferocity… and it is a total regression on one of the core principles set forth to create a civil society.”

Why Warren’s Plan to Lift Millions from Poverty Scares Rich…


Date: September 17, 2019

01) Why Warren’s Plan to Lift Millions from Poverty Scares Rich


“Elizabeth Warren has a plan to lift millions of seniors out of poverty, and so far the plan has been met with fear from the media and the rich!

For decades, progressives have been talking about eliminating the cap on the Social Security tax and raising Social Security benefits enough that retired and disabled people can actually survive. It makes no sense that working-class people have to pay Social Security tax on 100% of their income and a billionaire might pay the Social Security tax on less than 1% of his income, At the same time, seniors are rationing medicine and literally eating dog food.

Warren wants to use the money from removing the cap to give everybody on Social Security a $200 a month raise, which will lift 5 million seniors out of poverty, cut the senior poverty rate by 68%, and provide a strong stimulus to the economy because virtually every penny of that money will rapidly be spent.

It’s time that wealthy people pay their fair share of Social Security taxes, and disabled and retired Americans who are struggling to get by in this Reaganomics economy don’t have to make decisions like, “Do I buy food or do I buy my prescriptions?”

EWL – Test Show September 16, 2019 [Congratulations, Yure! ;-)]…

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Date: September 16, 2019

01) EWL – Test Show September 13, 2019

Match 1: Reggie Dog & Merve Stud VS X Rising Sun & SpitFire Man 67%

Main Event:

Match 2: Yure GonnaGetIt VS Lord Gaylish – 86%

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:
To avoid spoilers, you must highlight the text on this table in order to read it.

Win: Rising Sun & SpitFire Man Loss: Reggie Dog & Merve Stud
Main Event Match: Yure GonnaGetIt Defeats Lord Gaylish
SHOW NOTES:

Show Referee: Hal

This is just a test…posted in my base wrasslin series.

Fire Pro allows you to increase the speed of a match, up to 8 times the normal speed. I think I may try it at 4 times the normal speed, because this isn’t even enjoyable to watch…It’s just good for spitting out a representation of a match, and a match result.

My thought, is that I can use this for “dark matches”, and increase the over all matches taking place, while decreasing the time it takes and the large file sizes.

The important matches will always be at normal speed…the others may be sped up 2X, 3X or 4X…maybe 8X, for when we don’t so much care, but the match just “needs to happen”…we’ll see how this takes.

The EWL [Extraordinary Wrestling League] is one of the leagues…a very small roster…there will be several of these…They represent the independent circuit…They can also interact with each other, fluidly…

The leagues are so small, I believe you are seeing the entire EWL roster here.

Oh!…And CONGRATULATIONS Yure! ;-P

Over time, I intend to scale down the MWF, and allow members of it’s roster to leave for other promotions…like the still mysterious FWF [Fabulous Wrestling Federation], or any of a number of leagues.

BEST RANKED MATCH: Yure GonnaGetIt VS Lord Gaylish – 86%

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The Pacifist Democracy That’s Survived for Nearly Two Thousand Years…


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Date: September 16, 2019

01) The Pacifist Democracy That’s Survived for Nearly Two Thousand Years


“I didn’t expect much from San Marino. Even filming this episode I was a little annoyed with how little I could find worth telling.

But this story entertained me, and Kata edited it beautifully. I’m super happy with how it turned out. I hope you all enjoy!”

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