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Can you recall ever eating any undercooked meat?
Have you been seeing any white flecks in your feces?
If so, you might have a case of 'tapeworm on the brain'....
> *Originally posted by **[DrNogood](/forums/2522/topics/675380?page=17#10888435)**:*
> 4) Vitaly said **FALSELY** that DrNoGood has no Armor Detection in his justification of banning post. But now it is proven that he does indeed have that skill unlocked.
> > Nope, I never said that. Show me the proofs I did.
Read carefully, I was absolutely correct. I said "the first and second kills were unrealistic, since he did not use armor detection skill" and you did not use it. You **have** this skill but you **did not use** it while making the first and the secod kills because both were blind longshots without harming any other body parts before.
>Which is exactly what I said is the problem. Mob rule is now the norm.
Ah, but this is different than the escalating conflict between neo-nationalism and its liberal counterpart, the social justice warrior. I mean, presuming that we agree that those are opposing (and mutually exclusive) ideologies, of course.
I believe that insidious mob-rule behavior exists across the spectrum of socio-political ideology. Liberals, I think it's safe to say, (and speaking AS one), are more likely to deny that we suffer from it... but it's there. Liberals probably have more normative social structure than conservatives... you're much more likely to be called out as a non-compliant liberal than you are as a non-compliant conservative. Particularly with my friends. Jesus Christ.
But I'm comfortable being a good liberal, and being around social activists from Indian Country and Gangland. It wasn't always that way, and I've been called out for saying ignorant, insensitive shit before. Might happen again. (Certainly happens here on SD often enough.) Yet, I'm comfortable being called out because I've found that it actually isn't that humiliating if you keep an open-mind and heart. If someone calls me a bigot, I'm curious why they think that. (I don't get defensive, but that hasn't always been the case. I used to take these claims much more seriously and would push back.)
Maybe I'm now part of the mob and not its victim. I don't know.
>It's not solving the problem, it's extremely easy to abuse, it creates a mob mentality, and it isn't justice of any sort.
I don't necessarily agree that it's such a simple conclusion. There's pretty strong evidence in this single example that justice WAS served. The dude came out and tried to pick a fight, and he got one... him against a million people that have experienced microaggressions where they DIDN'T get a chance to retaliate plus all of their friends that want to do ANYTHING easy that might combat racism, and this dude acts like the cartoon version of a racist, so let's unload the entire fury of social media on this poor peckerwood. Justice? Sure, fuck it. Dude deserved it. Picked a fight he wasn't prepared for. Lost his job (and probably got a few emails to boot). Not gloating, not happy about it, but the guy lost.
>Nothing is being helped or fixed by this and it's setting the stage for thought police who, if they catch wind of your opinion they find distasteful, are empowered to exert social pressure onto you to make you conform.
This might be an unfair stretch. The dude could have thought "wonder what them niggers are doing over there" while he drove by. And he might have that same job today if he had only done that... but his punishment wasn't thinking it; society punished him for his actions. The law, of course, had nothing to do with it.
At the broadest interpretation of this point, isn't that okay? Isn't it the role of society, in part, to ensure that our norms and values are aligned with our individual comforts... as much as possible? What's the alternative? Cops, school, and our parents certainly can't have the sole task of ensuring that we are each socialized properly... that training comes from society itself.
If society is providing the allowances and constraints to shape our social behavior, by what means should that coercion manifest? When we feel social discomfort, it's because there's a disagreement between our behavioral psychology and our environmental behavioral norms. Society says, "knock it off with all that racial shit!" and we feel uncomfortable, so we stop doing it.
Men hold the door open for women today. That's a social norm that might become obsolete pretty soon. Dunno. We'll see. How will that change occur? Will post-door-opening happen through bloody revolution? Maybe! Exciting!
>Mob rule is not a good means to enforce basic social conduct.
Yet, here we are (for better or worse).
>There doesn't have to be any "tangible damages" for there to be racism.
Yeah... I'll give you that. There's a cogent argument that disagrees with this but I don't feel like representing it. It doesn't really matter... we're talking about the definition of a word, after all. **Discrimination,** by comparison, absolutely requires power. Maybe that's a safe place to leave it.
>I know that I've directly been shut out of conversations because I'm a white male. I've been told my opinion doesn't matter in various situations because I'm a white male.
And these might be perfectly acceptable actions in certain contexts. If you walk into a conversation with people sharing their experiences as minorities, it might be kind of awkward for you to mix it up with them. Your opinion, in that context, doesn't matter and isn't welcome.
But you're right to observe that the privilege and influence that White Male Americans have enjoyed for generations is deteriorating. White men that are lamenting this are on thin ice when they claim reverse-discrimination when Exhibit-A is their discomfort at changing social norms and their shrinking "freedom of speech." Know what I mean? The White Man's Burden is white guilt for generations of mistreatment toward every racial minority we've encountered. We have precious few places to turn for sympathy.
Anyway, good meaty stuff.