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The fact that a response doesn’t agree with you doesn’t make it incoherent. The fact that it doesn’t provide you with a point-by-point arrangement that you can either ignore or attack at will also doesn’t make it incoherent. 
Wendy P. 

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1 hour ago, winsor said:

Thanks, I would love it if I could elicit a coherent response more often than not.  

And yet you keep posting in a style you know will not. Which is somehow the fault of everyone else, not you.

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2 hours ago, wmw999 said:

The fact that a response doesn’t agree with you doesn’t make it incoherent. The fact that it doesn’t provide you with a point-by-point arrangement that you can either ignore or attack at will also doesn’t make it incoherent. 
Wendy

Correct. 

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11 hours ago, winsor said:

Thanks, I would love it if I could elicit a coherent response more often than not.  It would certainly be refreshing.

Winsor,

You started a thread to elicit the type of responses you got. And, people tried for about 450 replies up until you posted the 11 page rant. Once you posted that title; there was no exchange of dialogue or open discussion. It started out as a tennis match and you turned into a game of rugby. 

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44 minutes ago, BIGUN said:

Winsor,

You started a thread to elicit the type of responses you got. And, people tried for about 450 replies up until you posted the 11 page rant. Once you posted that title; there was no exchange of dialogue or open discussion. It started out as a tennis match and you turned into a game of rugby. 

Keith  

The initial motivation was in response to an ideology that is both idiotic and pathological 

Is anything for which the Woke crowd demands 'justice' currently or historically just peachy? Not hardly.

Does anything espoused by the Woke crowd constitute a solution?  Fuck no.  It's ALL been tried before, and the results have been uniformly disastrous.

Being a lifelong atheist, I judge religions by the extent of their pathology.  Time spent in Socialist Workers' Paradises put Communism and similar ideologies into the religion bracket.

If we were actually talking about social ills and effective ways to address them, cool.

When people choose to parrot the patent nonsense that underpins Social Justice stance, I can't see the benefit of pretending it isn't simply an exercise in stupidity.

Given what I'm accused of being or thinking, I don't have a high level of confidence that those who decry my points actually understand them. Too many ten dollar words?

A discussion akin to the impact of Black Muslim influence on Chicago neighborhoods, where prostitution, drug dealing, gambling and alcoholism were reduced greatly by a seriously fucked up ideology, would be of interest regarding Woke.

Unfortunately, I keep finding myself in that courtyard of a University in Berlin where zealous young students burned books that were anathema to the ism du jour.  I wish I could see much difference between them and the"largely peaceful' protesters of today.

When in other countries where I can't escape the conclusion that "you people are seriously fucked up," I pretty much keep it to myself and go elsewhere.

Unfortunately, the bright eyed young students in Boston with the most dull witted ideas I knew those many years ago turn out to be but a harbinger of things to come.

I don't expect anything to change for the better, and see Woke as the canary in the coal mine, telling us just how screwed we are.

 

As you were,

Winsor

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32 minutes ago, winsor said:

The initial motivation was in response to an ideology that is both idiotic and pathological 

And right there is the problem. The right wing has taken an idea that they don't like and frightens them and claimed it is an "ideology". It is not and never has been. It is merely a description of being aware of a group of facts. The only idiocy and pathology I see in this thread is your thinly veiled hatred of ideas you reject.

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Winsor, carrying something to what seems to you to be its “logical” conclusion, and then deciding that describes it, is disingenuous. Because you’re not “granting” others to exercise the same discernment that you might in espousing other material. 
It’s not yours to grant. 
Wendy P. 

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1 hour ago, winsor said:

Does anything espoused by the Woke crowd constitute a solution?  Fuck no.  It's ALL been tried before, and the results have been uniformly disastrous.

Fair enough. What's your solution plan?

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2 hours ago, BIGUN said:

Fair enough. What's your solution plan?

None that is either workable or palatable.

It has been my longstanding observation that our only inexhaustible natural resource is stupidity, and Woke is but symptomatic of that reality.

I suppose a competing bit of mental malware that is less catastrophic would help, but you'd need a neurotypical with sufficient insight, motivation, cynicism and a sense of humor to pull it off.

Unfortunately, the Elron Hubbards and Joseph Smiths of the world are generally too fucked up themselves to be of much use.

Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think...

 

BSBD,

Winsor

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48 minutes ago, winsor said:

None that is either workable or palatable.

It has been my longstanding observation that our only inexhaustible natural resource is stupidity, and Woke is but symptomatic of that reality.

I suppose a competing bit of mental malware that is less catastrophic would help, but you'd need a neurotypical with sufficient insight, motivation, cynicism and a sense of humor to pull it off.

Unfortunately, the Elron Hubbards and Joseph Smiths of the world are generally too fucked up themselves to be of much use.

Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think...

 

BSBD,

Winsor

And yet we have a thriving society full of the most well fed and housed population in history. And even better, more and more people are waking up every day!

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2 hours ago, gowlerk said:

And yet we have a thriving society full of the most well fed and housed population in history. And even better, more and more people are waking up every day!

Feasting on the seed corn.  Clever idea, that!

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2 hours ago, wmw999 said:

Hey, if it’s not a perfect solution, guaranteed to fix every single thing, why even try? If things are good enough for me, they’re good enough for everything else, right?

Wendy P. 

Out of curiosity, what leads you to the conclusion that I don't do everything in my power to contribute to a sustainable future?

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13 minutes ago, gowlerk said:

I see no justification for that claim. An attempt to be pithy, but contains no grain of truth.

If you have a semester to spare, I could walk you through it.

Strike that - you're right, as far as you can tell.

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Who am I kidding?

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50 minutes ago, winsor said:

Out of curiosity, what leads you to the conclusion that I don't do everything in my power to contribute to a sustainable future?

Absolutely nothing. However, I wonder how much effort you’re willing for the government to make. 
Wendy P. 

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