For most GitHub users, this is probably old news — but it was news to me. I came across an article that mentioned it and at first I thought it was a joke.
I should have known better, but really . . .
this nation should know better
In our culture of instant offense, we ban before we think. However, banning isn’t a sign of strength or resolve, but an admission of defeat, of showing how little we have engaged with whatever the bigger issue that belies the ban.
Instead of asking or addressing the roots of violent racism in the South in 2015 — far too difficult, far too intimidating — we focus on symbols. If we take a flag down, if we remove a TV show from the schedules, it shows we are doing something. It shows our hearts are in the right places.
Elaine’s exasperation x 100 = how impossibly stupid it is that they banned The Dukes of Hazzard.
But the high five is just so stupid!
From as far back as I can remember, I loved the Land O Lakes Indian. And then they butchered the spirit of it for the sake of sensitivity.
If such measures had any chance of actually making an impact that matters — I’d gladly sacrifice my precious branding of beauty.
For those who would try to educate me by saying that I don’t understand the feelings involved in the removal of monuments and Indians on boxes of butter:
No, you don’t understand . . .
From I Don’t Do Slogans on The Yellow Brick Road:
Nobody nailed Obama better than Matt Damon:
A one-term president with some balls . . . [would have been] much better
He had an opportunity to take race relations to new heights, but took it to new lows — playing the same tried and untrue games that get you nowhere.
No amount of obstruction on the Right changes the fact that you blew it all by yourselves.
And worse than that — is your refusal to recognize that reality (allowing you to conveniently ignore other realities).
As I’ve said many times: Black Lives Matter, the removal of monuments, and Kaepernick’s kneeling — rolled out the red carpet for Trump.
That — was not smart
Even if I could demonstrably prove that you helped put him in office, you’d still deny it. For people who act like they’re so sharp — you sure don’t think things through.
It’s quite possible that Comey’s cover-his-ass actions in the 11th hour tipped the scales. Given the possibility that a single event like that could alter the atmosphere of an election — what do you think pouring fuel on the fire for years did?
Given the tight margins — there’s not a doubt in my mind that these ploys put Trump in the White House.
If that doesn’t register with the efficacy of your efforts — nothing will.
You don’t have to be Nostradamus to know where this is going:
I won’t react to something just because I’m supposed to . . .
Right and Left — you’ve all been conditioned to react, and “reaction” is the measure upon which you gauge success. For the people you believe in — power and putting money in the bank are their measures.
When I told a friend that he was cheerleading the Iraq war — he acted as if wearing Pom Poms was the only form of cheerleading — never mind the behavior below:
That the reaction is not to think it through, not to question, not to assemble facts, not to make arguments — but instead to wave banners and spout slogans such that you could hardly distinguish what they were doing from a manifesto that would come out of . . .
Glenn Loury’s words about the reaction around George Floyd — apply even more to the world-altering lie below. People of principle abide by the rules of reason and recognize reality when they see it.
You’re not people of principle
The Right treated Bush like the Second Coming of Christ — setting the stage for the rise of the Rock Star they spent the next 8 years railing against.
I don’t understand the math in your methods:
You pay untold millions to political strategists — don’t these people do any cost-benefit analysis on the long-term impact of endless lying and ineptitude?
You gleefully mocked anyone who questioned your beloved Bush — and when ya came up empty on WMD, you just bought more bullshit from the same people who sold you the first batch.
As I argued in 2004, the smart move was for you take stock and hold your own accountable.
Ya didn’t. So lying about sex was the end of the world — but blowing it up gets a pass (as long it’s your boy in office).
Conservatives have put a masterclass of complaining for 30 years — but because the intelligentsia on the Left perennially pumps candy into the piñata:
You beat the hell out of them — while unconscionably ignoring the debauchery of your own behavior.
The Left institutionalizes weakness — and the Democratic Party is notorious for lacking backbone.
All this ludicrous lingo and ever-expanding acronyms . . .
You are utterly oblivious to the fact that you are weakening the very people you’re trying to strengthen.
branding weakness to boot
And then you have the likes of Loury, McWhorter, and Hughes who endlessly talk about the same issues in the same old ways — and play the same tried and untrue games in blindly defending their interests:
Behaving as those they rightly attempt to sway.
I could explain all this to a 5-year-old — as their minds haven’t been poisoned yet with the poppycock their parents will plant within them.
I don’t care how many books your precious “Maverick” wrote — on this matter of world-altering consequence, he flagrantly failed to follow the facts.
He butchered them beyond recognition — and his followers couldn’t care less. Why bother holding your own accountable when you can just endlessly bitch and moan about the opposition?
By his own standards, he should be held accountable to his claims.
Any true follower of Thomas Sowell would follow the facts in the arguments I offer — but his disciples would rather pay lip service to his standards than actually follow them.
What McWhorter said below is demonstrably false — and there’s no two ways about it. When facing information that flies in the face of your convictions — just how solid can those beliefs be if they can’t withstand scrutiny?
In these images alone — any objective observer would see that something’s out of sync.
Invariably, this is the kind of crap I get in response . . .
The blankness of the beliefs I highlighted below — I can’t even imagine what it’s like to find satisfaction in such horseshit.
Any “incoherence” that can be found on this site — is due to the armies of unreachables driving this nation into the ground with their goddamn greed to get their way.
They make it IMPOSSIBLE to reach them on even the most obvious and demonstrably provable matters. If they would just listen for once, I wouldn’t need to explain the same story in 10 different ways:
Pampering them with imagery in hopes of them finding the courage to ask a question for a change.
One glance at the picture below — and I’d know this guy’s not f#*%in’ around. And whatever I saw as “incoherent” on this site, I’d know this guy’s got something of significance to say — and saying it with utmost sincerity.
But that’s me
Anyone who wanted to know the truth — would not go so far to evade it.
Few people on the planet know more about Iraq WMD than I do — and you can’t even fathom how easily I could crush Thomas Sowell’s baseless beliefs on that issue.
Other than that, I agree with him on most stuff it seems. But unlike Sowell and most of America, I don’t take dead-certain positions on matters I know little or nothing about.
In the post below — I’m not saying these people are impossibly stupid, I’m saying their behavior is.
A nation of adults acting like children on a daily basis is doomed to fail.
And take a good look in the mirror while you’re at it . . .
When I sent a colleague that bit about GitHub, I jokingly wrote . . .
This Conversation Will Self-Destruct in 5 seconds
In light of the times, there’s no telling what a company will do in its willingness to cave to this crap. I know from immense experience just how far people will go to protect their image and their interests.
For almost 20 years, I have been treated with nothing but contempt for simply telling the truth. It used to be mostly on the Right, but now I get the same treatment from the Left.
“This Conversation Will Self-Destruct in 5 seconds” — captures the typical time it takes for someone to go totally off the rails of reason and destroy any semblance of what conversation could have been.
We are living through an epidemic of cowardice. The antidote is courage. . . .
Courage means, first off, the unqualified rejection of lies. Do not speak untruths, either about yourself or anyone else, no matter the comfort offered by the mob. And do not genially accept the lies told to you. If possible, be vocal in rejecting claims you know to be false. Courage can be contagious, and your example may serve as a means of transmission.
This — is not problem solving:
Who’ll take the promise that you don’t have to keep?
Don’t look now, it ain’t you or me