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Frank your Majesty

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#1224179
Topic
Current Events. No debates! Light political discussion allowed, but if it turns into a debate, take it to the politics thread and include a link here.
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Mrebo said:

Collipso said:

growing beards is a tradition??? is shaving also a tradition???

Finally somebody picked up on the silliness of that

Wait, you were the one calling growing a beard a tradition, and now you say it’s silly to call growing a beard a tradition?

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#1222114
Topic
Culture, politics, and diversity in Star Wars
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DrDre said:

I think the entire basis of free speech is, that you can freely express yourself without having to conform to the preconceptions of smaller or larger groups of people. There’s always some person or group who gets offended by something. I think there should be very obvious harm, or powerful historic connotations before a word is stricken from our lexicon, or before you are hunted by the word police so to speak. Is “Mary Sue” such a term? I don’t think so. It’s fashionable to use it as a weapon to stifle critical discussion of a fictional character. I believe it is a real problem, that people are being pressured by others not to use a word for reasons, that I can only describe as political correctness.

The basis of free speech is that the government can’t punish you for expressing your opinion. It doesn’t mean that other people can’t say that your opinion sucks.

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#1222102
Topic
Culture, politics, and diversity in Star Wars
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There is nothing sexist about the term itself, but it has been used in a sexist way so many times that it has this connotation. I think we all know other words that aren’t used anymore for similar reasons.

I don’t find “Mary Sue” offensive, I just think it’s a too broad term to accurately convey one’s opinion. Everyone has their own version of what exactly a Mary Sue is and what isn’t (or they don’t know the term and have to rely on someone else’s definition) and everytime the term is used, these different interpretations lead to arguments that have nothing to do with the character itself.

I think it’s best to avoid the term and instead directly say which aspects of a Mary Sue you think apply to a certain character. This avoids the confusion and the need to have these arguments again and again.

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#1221070
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Handman said:

Collipso said:

man, staring at someone and looking at the direction someone’s in is very clearly and very noticeably different.

How would you quantify that legally?

Who is talking about legal definitions? Wasn’t this 5-second-rule just part of a guideline to provide a rule of thumb? Why is everyone talking like this is a proposal for an actual law?

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#1219214
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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ChainsawAsh said:

Frank your Majesty said:

ChainsawAsh said:

Warbler said:

Warbler said:

Tell me, if someone were to say to you that abortion is not a huge and controversial issue, would you waste time trying to convince the guy that he was wrong?

Ok, I am going to re-word this to make crystal clear what I meant here.

Tell me, if someone were to say to you that 1 + 1 does not equal 2, would you waste time trying to convince the guy that he was wrong?

I don’t even know how to respond to this. 1+1=2 is an empirical fact. “Immigration is a problem” and “abortion is a problem” are not empirical facts, they’re opinions.

Aaaactually, you cannot orove prove that 1+1=2. It is an axiom. And 1+1 isn’t always 2, in binary it’s 10.

I don’t know how to respond to this either, or what an axiom is.

If I have one of a thing, and I take another one of that thing and put them together, I now have two of that thing. 1+1=2.

I think I’m starting to understand how Warbler feels sometimes because I don’t understand what the fuck binary has to do with anything either.

An axiom is a definition that is used to build mathematics. You cannot (formally) prove it, so you just have to accept it. And choosing to accept or reject certain axioms can lead to very different versions of mathematics.

But nothing of that has anything to do with politics.

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#1219198
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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ChainsawAsh said:

Warbler said:

Warbler said:

Tell me, if someone were to say to you that abortion is not a huge and controversial issue, would you waste time trying to convince the guy that he was wrong?

Ok, I am going to re-word this to make crystal clear what I meant here.

Tell me, if someone were to say to you that 1 + 1 does not equal 2, would you waste time trying to convince the guy that he was wrong?

I don’t even know how to respond to this. 1+1=2 is an empirical fact. “Immigration is a problem” and “abortion is a problem” are not empirical facts, they’re opinions.

Aaaactually, you cannot orove prove that 1+1=2. It is an axiom. And 1+1 isn’t always 2, in binary it’s 10.