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OK, It's Time For Me to Educate You About Postmodern Liberals
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Ok... it's getting to that time when you're gonna have to check your stereotypical 1960s hippie liberals, your 1980s Me liberals, and your 1990s Hillary liberals out the door and start learning what's new in the world of misguided liberalism.

Me, being a centrist libertarian gun-owning homosexual that I am; am here to educate you. Because I live very close to these kinds of people and I do lots of international and local travel, often to even more liberal places than Philadelphia.


CHECK YOUR PRIVILEGE

First thing's first. The new thing on college campuses is "Check Your Privilege". It's often voiced by social justice nitwits who are trying to shut down a discussion because of the identity of the speaker, not about the content of the speech or ideas.

"White people can't discuss race because they can't identify with any of it and they were the aggressors. Check your privilege."

Sometimes 'check your privilege' is justified and witty instead of saying "fuck you, shut the hell up you have no clue what you're talking about". But it's now turned into an over-used meme and when someone is having an honest discussion, an intellectual discussion and exchange of ideas, that someone feigns offense and tries to shut it down with this glib phrase, it's basically juvenile and shows that they haven't yet completed their Sociology major.

Case in point: This guy who is hearing it so often on the Princeton campus that it seems like a subterfuge form of anti-Semitism. http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/17230/


If you really want to blow your brains out--you need to read this Tumblr blog which takes privilege checking to the highest degree of insanity:
http://checkingoftheprivilege.tumblr.com/


(Note: you will need Urban Dictionary for some of the terms. The biggest confusing one is "cissexism", "cisboy/cisgirl"... which is basically describing people who are transphobic or antagonistic to transsexuals)

Another term to watch out for: triggers and trigger words (TW). Triggers are words in the English language loaded with sexism and gender, like the pronouns he/she, him/her, etc. If you remember Ms. Magazine in the 1970s, there was lot of emphasis from the Women's movement about the title Ms. to replace Miss and Mrs. to shed Women of the prerequisite that titles reflect marital status while men have no such burden. Well, this applies to ALL words that carry hints of gender. But that's not all... these folks will extend trigger words to anything used in what they feel is subterfuge.

Trust me, you will just love reading this shit b/c it's so bizaare. Try the Vegan Cafe post:
http://checkingoftheprivilege.tumblr.com...-the-vegan


Trust me... Internet-arguing with this kind of person you have to be extremely careful how you couch your language so you have the intellectual upper hand at all times and you make sure that they are reminded that they're an under-graduate off to get a liberal arts degree and a mountain of debt for a job that will not carry the income to pay the debt off.

In real life oral speech it's very difficult to navigate this minefield rapidly, which is why privilege checking trigger-happy barista genderqueer vegans are mostly content to stay on the Internet and tweet their asses off to their echo-chamber of friends, or start a Tumblr page to criticize other people's speech at a distance.


CULTURAL APPROPRIATION


This meme is a bit older but it's made it enough in some news cycles to be noticed by conservative media consumers.

Simple example of what cultural appropriation is: eating at Taco Bell, being a Cleveland Indians Fan, visiting casinos on Indian Reservations, hanging out in Chinatown for Chinese New Year... all while being white.

See, cultural appropriation is a bit mysterious and has loads of nuances. The most obvious one of course are Native American dress. Putting on a war bonnet, doing shit that involves tee-pees, making a war chant or a rain dance... that's cultural appropriation.

Then it gets a bit weirder. Folks who have Irish or Scots-Irish ancestry and try to assert an Irish identity and then get criticized for it often call those people "Plastic Paddys". Then it's a bit more confusing... who's the attacker... the 'cultural appropriator' who is trying to shed his/her standard default American identity for the Irish one, or the one lobbying the criticism that the person has never stepped one foot in Ireland?





This is what the neo-postmodern world of college-educated liberalism has produced: mainly a new crop of dumbed down liberals ready to attack their speakers for the identity of the speaker, with little substance towards the ideas conveyed in the speech.

Further: Finding errata, misspellings and sentence structure issues in your speech now invalidates it completely in the eyes of the neo-postmodern liberal. So is the font you choose to use and how you present your speech, since we mostly prefer to consume our open speech online.



Life was a bit easier when you had your stereotypical NASCAR racist Republican on one end and your general aged but still tie-dyed stereotypical Marxist hippie on the other and somewhere in the middle was the 99.9999999% of the rest of us who have general common fucking sense and just ignored most of that shit. But now people who live on the extreme ends of the spectrum are getting more sneaky; they're trying to appear like they're offended centrists because we've been living political deadlock for the better part of a decade and a half now, and both sides can't seem to win new followers so now the new trick is to use speech subterfuge.

Acting offended to appeal to emotion is the easiest ploy to silence critics. Learn how to defeat it.
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They are deathly afraid of a free and open exchange of ideas. It forces them to go off-script and stray from the canned talking points. This has become the new "intellectual" form of the old "That's Racist!" battle cry.

The campus Marxists wrote the play book years ago and most of us haven't read it. These new "intellectuals", to use a buzz word, are just useful idiots for the real power grabbers. They'll tie us up in knots trying to spar over this shit while they deepen their hold on the seats of power.

All the world's a stage and we are but players upon it. People basically want to be liked and it scares the shit out of most of them if
you keep telling them they're bad people (even if they've done nothing wrong).

The aim is to keep us divided and at each other's throats. Keep us occupied in the sparring matches. I say shun these idiots and stop interacting with them. I usually just smile, nod, and shrug. THAT really pisses them off.

You will never win with these people. Walk away from them and stop patronizing their businesses when you can. In the Sterling case, if the black players want a black league, let them form one and see if they can fill the seats. No whites allowed, even in the stands. If blacks want separatism, give it to them, in toto.

We should concede on all their points about cultural appropriation. No more Taco Bell, no more Cleveland Indians games or merchandise, no more Atlanta Braves games or merchandise, etc. If it's "not your culture" don't buy it, don't watch it, don't patronize it. Stop giving them money if they don't like us. If they cry all butt-hurt, send them back to their "intellectual" apologists and tell them to blame them; we're just doing what they ask. We're trying not to hurt anybody's feelings and "do the right thing".

If they want division, do it right.
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As for Princeton and those other bullwarks of Marxist philosophy, give them time; they may become irrelevant once the student loan bubble bursts.

Applications are declining as we speak; younger siblings of those saddled with all this debt and no jobs with which to repay it are now questioning the utility of such endeavors. As it stands now, even state colleges and universities are struggling. Parents also may not want to send their kids to schools that spout this shit much longer. Marxism and pseudo intellectualism don't seem to paying the bills very well.

(One can hope) Angel
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Dave;142279 Wrote:[Image: Lances-Rants-GrindsMyGears-Labels.png]

You need to stop watching white newscasters and check your privilege, devil man. Wink
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ArcticSplash;142257 Wrote:Ok... it's getting to that time when you're gonna have to check your stereotypical 1960s hippie liberals, your 1980s Me liberals, and your 1990s Hillary liberals out the door and start learning what's new in the world of misguided liberalism.

Thanks for the primer. It just motivated me to get back to working out. In cyber-world, I'm happy to argue and can walk away with a simple click when the stupidity gets to be too much.

In the real world, I've watched some of these lefty hyenas (that's what they remind me of) attack those they disagree with. I've always found the fear of an ass beating to be a great motivator for people to hold their tongue. Again, think of hyenas circling around the kill of a lion. The lion puts up with it for a bit and then shuts it down. Well, I'm the fucking lion.

If they want to mumble neanderthal under their breath as they slink away, I'm good with that.
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#7
Here's something for us to consider, with Alinksy's Rules for Radicals.

http://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawki.../page/full

Quote:Saul Alinsky was a brilliant man. Evil, but brilliant. Unfortunately, whether we like it or not, everyone on the Left from the President on down is playing by his rules in the political arena. Not all liberals have read his book or know his name, but his tactics have become universal. Sadly for conservatives, when two evenly matched forces go head-to-head outside of a fairy tale, the side that tries to play nice usually ends up with its head in a box. So, don't lie or become an evil person like Alinsky, but learn from what he wrote and give the Left a taste of its own medicine.

Always remember the first rule of power tactics: Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.
The second rule is: Never go outside the experience of your people.

…The third rule is: Wherever possible go outside the experience of the enemy. Here you want to cause confusion, fear, and retreat.

…the fourth rule is: Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules.

…the fourth rule carries within it the fifth rule: Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.

…the sixth rule is: A good tactic is one that your people enjoy.

…the seventh rule is: A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.

…the eighth rule: Keep the pressure on.

…the ninth rule: The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.

The tenth rule: The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.

…The eleventh rule is: If you push a negative hard and deep enough it will break through into its counterside.

…The twelfth rule: The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.

…The thirteenth rule: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. — Rules for Radicals


1) Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have. Boycotts have fallen out of favor on the Right because the Left has used that tactic to target conservative radio. This is a mistake. That's because there are a lot more conservatives than there are liberals and we're much more capable of using the tactic effectively. There are roughly 120 million people who identify with conservatism in this country and almost twice as many Christians. When there are threats that Christians and conservatives will refuse to go see movies, stop buying products, or cancel subscriptions, it will scare some people straight. That threat should be used and carried out much more often.

2) Never go outside the experience of your people. Want to know why Republicans are so terrible at reaching out to minorities? Because identity politics works really, really well and conservatives tend to oppose it on principle. So, white Republicans are constantly trying to go outside of their experience and reach out to minorities who are generally disinclined to listen to them because they have the wrong skin color. When the GOP accepts reality, adopts the tactics of the Democratic Party, and starts paying off our own Sharptons and Jesse Jacksons to reach out to minority groups and call Democrats racists, we'll start making inroads with minorities for the first time in decades.

3) Wherever possible go outside the experience of the enemy. The GOP often foolishly retreats from social issues. This is a huge mistake in an era when 76% of the country is Christian and most liberals find sincere Christian beliefs to be repellent. We don't have to preach at anyone, wag our fingers, or turn into legions of Ned Flanders, but we shouldn't be afraid to talk about our Christian beliefs, stick up for Christians who are under attack, and hammer the Left for its anti-Christian bigotry. Conservatism is a pro-Christian ideology and liberalism is an anti-Christian ideology. We should never be afraid to drive that point home.

4) Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules. This is something conservatives have gotten much better at in the last few years, but we seldom take it far enough. If we did, a tax cheat who advocates higher taxes could certainly never be our Treasury Secretary, Barack Obama would be afraid to associate with race hustlers like Al Sharpton or one percenters like Warren Buffet, and Al Gore would have either given up his mansion or his status as the leader of the cult of global warming.

4A) Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. Conservatives have a tendency to try to win every debate with logic and recitations of facts which, all too often, fail to get the job done because emotions and mockery are often just as effective as reason. The good news is that liberals almost never have logic on their side; so they're incapable of rationally making the case for their policies while conservatives can become considerably more effective debaters by simply adding some emotion-based arguments and sheer scorn to their discourse. This has certainly worked on Twitter, where conservatives keep making the Obama campaign look like buffoons by taking over its hashtags.

6) A good tactic is one that your people enjoy. Sometimes Republicans get too serious about politics. Why not hold a fund raiser at the gun range? What's wrong with having Kid Rock or a bunch of popular country musicians play at a massive voter registration drive? How about building some giant puppet heads of our own, featuring Nancy Pelosi injecting botox into her face or Barack Obama punching the Pope in the stomach? A little controversy and fun draw in the eyeballs and gets people excited.

7) A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag. This one seems self-explanatory, but in practice, it can be tough to keep things on a timeline. This is what happened to the Occupy Movement, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the Republican race for the presidency, too. If it goes on too long, people sour on it whether it’s a war, an election, or a tactic.

8) Keep the pressure on. Conservatives fall down on this one all the time. Just when Obama's SuperPac was starting to feel real pressure over taking a million dollar donation from Bill Maher, conservatives eased up. This is also why liberal film stars feel so comfortable trashing conservatives, Christians, and Americans -- even right before their film comes out. It's because we get offended, shrug our shoulders, and then almost immediately let it go. Sometimes, an apology doesn't fix everything. How often do liberals accept an apology at face value and let an issue go?

9) The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself. How about we treat the Left to some of its own medicine? Libs throw a pie at a conservative author on campus; then we promise to shower every liberal speaker on the same campus with garbage. They post a conservative address online; we post two liberal addresses online. They hold a protest at someone's house; then we hold a protest at someone's house. They hit one of our politicians with glitter; we hit one of their politicians with coal dust. Liberals have a mentality that says, "Everything we do is harmless, but everything conservatives do is potentially dangerous." Yet, we're usually too well behaved to copy their tactics. Mimic those tactics once or twice and the Libs will freak out so hard that they'll start declaring it to be off limits for everyone, including their own activists.

10) The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition. When you launch an attack, tie it in as part of a theme and never stop hammering the theme as long as it's true and it works. John Kerry is a flip-flopper, Bill Clinton is a liar, Barack Obama is bankrupting the country and wrecking the economy -- tie your attacks into themes that can be picked up on social media, talk radio, cable TV, and in the blogosphere over the long haul. Why does McDonald's keep running ads? Because it may be that 50th ad or 100th ad you see that gets you to go buy a Big Mac, just as it may be the 50th or 100th time someone hears that Obama is bankrupting the country and wrecking the economy before it sticks.

11) If you push a negative hard and deep enough it will break through into its counterside. The winner in politics is almost always whoever is on offense. Liberals understand this in an intuitive way that most conservatives don't. We think because we have this wonderful, honest, logical response to a charge that we're scoring major points -- but, except in rare cases, it's not true. If you're spending all of your time refuting the charges that you're extreme, racist, hate women, and despise the poor -- you're losing. That's because some people will assume where there's smoke, there's fire, and disbelieve you no matter how good your explanation may be. Additionally, if you're busy defending yourself, you can't go after the other side. Defend when you absolutely have to, but make sure most of your time is spent attacking relentlessly attacking.

12) The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative. Honestly, this is more of a liberal problem than a conservative one, since liberals always seem to be clamoring to rip out some functional necessity of American society so they can replace it with an ill-defined hodgepodge of ideas that they think will shift power their way or be less "mean." Our ideas work; so coming up with a constructive alternative is seldom a problem.

13) Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. Conservatives tend to do well with this one until they get to the last part. Polarization is at the core of the Left's strategy. According to liberals, if you're conservative, you hate blacks, Hispanics, gays, Jews, Muslims, women, the poor, the middle class, the environment, and probably a half dozen other groups I've forgotten. Even when something is in front of our face, conservatives shy away from polarization. What's wrong with pointing out how hostile the Democratic Party has become to Christianity? Why not point out the truth: that most white liberals are racists who think black Americas are too stupid and incompetent to compete with white Americans, which is why they push Affirmative Action and racial set asides? Why not note that liberals want poor Americans to stay poor and dependent, because as long as they do, they'll keep voting for the Democrat Party? There's a reason Barack Obama bows to foreign leaders, is constantly apologizing for America, attended an anti-white, anti-American church for 20 years, and it's why his wife was proud of the country for the FIRST TIME because she thought it was going to elect her husband. The sad truth is that these are people who hate and despise this country. Why do you think "hope and change" appealed so much to Obama that he made it his theme? When you look at America as an evil, racist, unfair, horrible place to live inhabited by ignorant trash and "bitter clingers," what else would you do other than hope for change? If you love this country and the values it represents, the people in the White House not only don't share your values, they hold people like you in utter contempt.

As much as I hate to admit it, sometimes it might just be a good idea to go ahead and stomp these fools once in a while. Their aim is to make you mad enough to do so but they'll freak out when you do. See number 9.

unclejumbo;142350 Wrote:In the real world, I've watched some of these lefty hyenas (that's what they remind me of) attack those they disagree with. I've always found the fear of an ass beating to be a great motivator for people to hold their tongue. Again, think of hyenas circling around the kill of a lion. The lion puts up with it for a bit and then shuts it down. Well, I'm the fucking lion.

If they want to mumble neanderthal under their breath as they slink away, I'm good with that.
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Lefty hyenas. I like that, it hits the nail on the head. oops another label. Big Grin
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I am a turn of the century early 1900s/late 1800s liberal.

Also cisboy or cisgirl or whatever doesn't mean you're 'transphobic', it just means you're a regular male or female. That 'cis' shit and the check your privilege crap are very annoying to me.

I don't have to check shit. I'm half ashkenazi jew and half german, your argument is invalid because I have the highest IQ in the room.
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RYPT;142392 Wrote:I am a turn of the century early 1900s/late 1800s liberal.

Also cisboy or cisgirl or whatever doesn't mean you're 'transphobic', it just means you're a regular male or female. That 'cis' shit and the check your privilege crap are very annoying to me.

I don't have to check shit. I'm half ashkenazi jew and half german, your argument is invalid because I have the highest IQ in the room.
Your arrogance is astounding. I just read your post in "The Pledge" thread and now you claim to have the highest IQ in the room. Let me tell you something. You are not in a room full of high school kids. There are people here that are extremely intelligent and Im sure far more wise than you. What exactly is your IQ? Is this a real test done by a professional? A internet test? I would be willing to compare mine to yours and I dont claim to have the highest IQ in the room. How old are you BTW? What life experiences do you have that makes you think you are better than anyone on this board? You dont know any of us well enough to make any claims that you are the authority on anything.
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