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#1226772
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Warbler said:

chyron8472 said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Warbler said:

moviefreakedmind said:

I don’t want “therapy”. I think the concept is shit.

in other words, you refuse to get help. So don’t say “I don’t refuse to do anything”.

No, I said I don’t want therapy. I think my second statement makes clear that I don’t see it as “help”.

To be fair, it’s expensive; they only know about you what you want them to know; you only get an hour at a time to talk;
and they only (pretend to) care about you so long as you pay them.

I would say a better solution is to have a friend to talk to about stuff like that, but I’m one to talk because I don’t have one of those either.

Friends are good, but they don’t necessarily know about the things psychology/psychiatry that a therapist would know.

Not all therapists are psychologists or psychiatrists.

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#1226736
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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chyron8472 said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Warbler said:

moviefreakedmind said:

I don’t want “therapy”. I think the concept is shit.

in other words, you refuse to get help. So don’t say “I don’t refuse to do anything”.

No, I said I don’t want therapy. I think my second statement makes clear that I don’t see it as “help”.

To be fair, it’s expensive; they only know about you what you want them to know; you only get an hour at a time to talk;
and they only (pretend to) care about you so long as you pay them.

Exactly! Thank you, that’s what I’ve been saying for a long, long time.

I would say a better solution is to have a friend to talk to about stuff like that, but I’m one to talk because I don’t have one of those either.

Me neither.

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#1226710
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Warbler said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Warbler said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Warbler said:

So, does anybody have an intelligent response to my “letters”?

No, I’m a pretty dumb motherfucker.

No, you just need help with your mental issues and refuse to get it.

I don’t refuse to do anything. There is no help where I am and I couldn’t afford it if there was, but what’s that go to with any of this.

It has to do with your general attitude in this thread.

I have no faith in humanity. Sue me.

I am pretty that you have posted about not wanting to go into therapy.

I don’t want “therapy”. I think the concept is shit.

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#1226708
Topic
The Something Political Thread (Was: Random Political Thoughts)
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Puggo - Jar Jar’s Yoda said:

Another example might be if I found some sort of native headdress in a thrift store, and decided to wear it to the prom. Suppose it turns out that this particular headdress was worn only during a particular private right-of-passage ceremony that was considered significant among Native American tribes. If a Native American were also at the prom, my wearing it there in that context would send the message to that person that either (1) I didn’t bother to learn anything about the culture or its headdress I was wearing, and whether my wearing it in this context might be inappropriate, or (2) I did know about it, and didn’t care. In either case, it would show a certain degree of insensitivity.

This may just be because I’m mean, but this is really just a who cares thing for me too. The stupidity and ignorance of others is something that I hate, so I could relate to and empathize with the Native American at the prom. I always complain about ignorant fools buying Che Guevara shirts without realizing the irony or even knowing anything about Che as a historical figure. That’s just stupidity on their part. It isn’t insensitive and it certainly shouldn’t be considered a social crime against some group of people. I don’t think anyone should be sensitive about “sacred” things that are vaguely connected to other people. I don’t think cultures should be viewed as sacred. I think sensitivity is fine in some cases. For example you shouldn’t joke about the Kennedy assassinations if you were around Ted, but that’s different because it’s a tragedy affecting the person you were hypothetically talking to. Or telling a joke involving rape when you’re in the presence of someone who has been raped. Those are cases where I advocate sensitivity, but I don’t think we should be sensitive to people just because they might think of some item as special. That’s their problem. There are TV shows and movies that are very special to me. In fact, some of them border on being “sacred” to me in that they’re as special to me as some people’s cultures are to them. Should people not be allowed to mock or disparage or even ignorantly enjoy (whatever that means) those movies or shows? I don’t think so; that would be ridiculous! Why are we applying that logic to cultures?

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#1226700
Topic
The Something Political Thread (Was: Random Political Thoughts)
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Puggo - Jar Jar’s Yoda said:

While I generally agree, I could imagine extreme cases where it could reasonably be considered insulting. For example, suppose I went to school and taught my classes dressed as a priest. Or the Pope. Not being either, I would expect some Catholic students to find that offensive.

That would be pretty funny actually. As a teacher that’s a different situation because the students have to be there and they have to look at you, so I think that’s not the best example. As for people culturally appropriating things on their own time and others being offended, that’s the offended people’s problem. If you dress as a priest or the pope and walk around and live your life and do your thing, then people that are offended by that can either get the fuck over it or let their offended sensibilities eat away at them. It’s up to them, but it’s their problem. I can’t stand the behavior of most people, but I get that it isn’t on them to stop annoying me with their behavior that otherwise doesn’t affect me. I get that because I’m an adult. I’m not a mature one, but I am an adult.

As usual, it shouldn’t be a question of “is it right” or “is it wrong”, but rather where is a reasonable place to draw the line. (actually, I think most political/cultural arguments could be handled a lot more amicably if people approached them this way)

In this case I say there’s no line. Cultures aren’t sacred, they’re owned by anyone, and people can practice them however they choose.

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#1226653
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Warbler said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Warbler said:

So, does anybody have an intelligent response to my “letters”?

No, I’m a pretty dumb motherfucker.

No, you just need help with your mental issues and refuse to get it.

I don’t refuse to do anything. There is no help where I am and I couldn’t afford it if there was, but what’s that go to with any of this.

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#1226649
Topic
The Something Political Thread (Was: Random Political Thoughts)
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I don’t like the idea that we can only do certain things if we have this deep understanding or appreciation of every nuance related to its culture and history. I dressed in Wild West Indian attire for Halloween as a little, little kid and there was nothing racist about that. It wasn’t a caricature, it was just a costume based on certain movies I liked. To me it seems like the height of racism to say that certain races simply can’t engage in activities associated with other races. Imagine if some disgusting white person, and there are a lot of them like this, that start babbling about people of color stealing “white culture”. Fuck culture! No one has any right to impose their culture on others or take their culture from others. The prom dress thing was a perfect example of oversensitivity. Some girl wore a dress associated with another culture. That’s literally all that happened and it was a big deal to some because, and let’s honest here, it was a white girl wearing a culturally Asian dress. Do you think for one second that if that girl said, “Oh, I actually do know it’s history and that’s why I wore this dress,” that people wouldn’t have still had a problem with it? Or, if this were an Asian girl that wasn’t from China, let’s say she was Japanese, and she knew nothing about the dress’s history or culture, do you think that anyone would’ve cared? Of course they wouldn’t have. This is just an issue where people genuinely do need to grow up. Your culture doesn’t have feelings. You don’t own your culture. People can and will do whatever they want and as long as they aren’t harming people, that’s fine. And no, it isn’t harmful to have people that aren’t of your race wearing clothes that are associated with your race, or listening to music that’s associated with your race. That has no tangible effect on you, or even a tangible effect on your culture. If you think that your culture is hindered or in any watered down because people of other races start participating, then your culture is racist. I think cultures in general need to be abolished. I think the best way to do that is to appropriate things that you like from cultures and leave the rest to history. I think cultural identity needs to be evolved past. Many of mankind’s biggest atrocities revolve around culture and identity and which cultures and identities are “superior” to others. It’s antiquated. We’re all people and the sooner we stop arbitrarily dividing ourselves over this nonsense, the better.

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#1226577
Topic
Where does the US Democratic Party go from here?
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I think if the Democratic Party would stop attempting to pander to right wing voters that won’t support them anyway, then they’d win with a candidate like Bernie Sanders. I don’t think we can afford to wait around for all these people to realize that it isn’t 1920 anymore. Society can’t slow down to let these people catch up. I made a similar point about anti-gay bigots in the Politics thread.