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The many forms of political correctness war going on around the world right now seem to have something in common. They speak to our sense of what is sacred. But this sense drives our conservative tendencies, not our progressive ones. That is to say: The Social Justice Warriors are right-wing people that believe themselves to be left-wing.

You are only a vegan because you want to be a conservative but you don’t have the guts to do it. Read More »

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We’ve met the enemy and we are it.

we have met the enemy and he is us

One happy hypothesis: We are the feminazis and the nazis. We are the Inquisition burning witches at the stake, we are the Romans feeding Christian to the lions. We are the trolls. We are the bad guys.

We feel that we are good. Maybe we even feel we are the first ones to be really good. We feel that we are good but instead we are the thing we hate de most.

Maybe it isn’t even that surprising, the things you deny and burry always come back to haunt you. But what are the details of this particular case? Read More »

I’d like to give thanks to feminism.

That comes after i, grudgingly, reluctantly, finally came to accept that i am not, and should not be, a feminist. For most of my life i, a man, had been more of a riot grrrrl than mos of my girlfriends. I’d been enraged again and again for what i saw as submissive attitudes of them, even ones that could equally well be read as submission to me. In more than one way, i wanted the role of the girl: I wanted to be approached instead of to approach, i wanted to be seduced instead of seducing, i wanted to accommodate to their lives instead of providing a grand narrative for them to accommodate to. I actually felt that the two people in a relationship should do a bit of each, and it pissed me to no end that no woman at all accepted to. Lazy, prideless girls, i thought. But i came to realize it does not make any sense for them to do any of that, and it came together with me realizing feminism is not an answer to anything.

But feminism has been useful to me, in very personal ways, and i want to give thanks.
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The process of marketing penalizes naivete. In other words, wishful thinking does not work well when your actions are subject to the kind of multi-lateral vote-with-your-wallet judgement present in a bazaar-like environment.

For example making something that is neighbourhood-friendly and expecting everyone to buy just because of that, even though it is expensive. Or Ford refusing to fancy-painting his cars because colour is not important. But this is extremely different from most of the moral fables about The Will of the Market®, which tend to equate business dynamics with a special kind of complete automatic fairness and dependability. Read More »