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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Initial SJW attack defeated

An SJW gives up on his initial attempt to seize control of the PHP project:
I've decided to withdraw the CoC RFC. There are many reasons for it, but there are a few points I want to make.

As to the content of the RFC, when I initially proposed it, I selected the Contributor Covenant due to it being a well adopted standard. Several people raised objections to it, and I was completely open to changing it. But the more objections I see, the more I feel the nature of the objections actually justifies the Covenant as the choice rather than justifies switching it. The more I hear people complain about the "scope of applicability" being outside the project, the more it's apparent that many (not all, but many) simply don't want to need to think about their actions in other contexts. Some will claim that ambiguity will lead to abuse, but the underlying idea is "treat people with respect". And as long as you do that, all will be fine.

And while several would rather see a CoC that focuses on "positive behavior", to me that's not what a CoC is for. The CoC is to take a stand and say "this is what we will not tolerate". Positive behavior should be encourage in another "Contributing" document. Where you detail how people should contribute. The CoC is a mechanism for people to feel safe. And safety is achieved by taking a stand.

As far as voting on just the CoC without a private reporting mechanism (which implies some degree of "teeth"), I've made it clear that I don't believe that's tenable. I believe that asking people to go public with every incident defeats the entire point of having a CoC.

I am also not happy with the RFC in its current state (I've been clear about that since day one). But I also have no further energy to evolve it further. Hence, there is nothing left for me to do but withdraw it.
Notice the First Law of SJW at work: the initial suggestion is that the Code of Conduct is simply about being nice, and that there is nothing controversial about it. But then, the moment that anyone objects, the fact that there is controversy only proves the need for this uncontroversial policy to be implemented. And then notice how, although the Code is said to be about nothing but feelings, it needs "teeth" and private enforcement in order to be "tenable".

And don't forget the Second Law of SJW: SJWs always double down. No sooner did Ferrara withdraw his attempt to impose the Code of Conduct on the project than someone else proposed it again.

One of those who successfully resisted the initial entryist attack, PHP project member Paul Jones, explains in detail why the Code of Conduct is nothing more than an SJW weapon used to exert political control over an OSS project:
Recently, Anthony Ferrara opened an RFC for PHP internals to adopt and enforce a code of conduct. Even leaving aside for the moment whether this is an appropriate use of the RFC system, the RFC generated a lot of discussion on the mailing list, in which I participated at great length, and for which I was hailed as abusive by at least one person in favor of the RFC (a great example of a kafkatrap).

To restate what I said on the mailing list, my position on the RFC is not merely “opposed”, but “reject entirely as unsalvageable” (though I did make some attempts at salvage in case it goes through). I continue to stand by everything I said there, and in other channels, regarding the proposed Code of Conduct.

Normally, if you had not heard about this particular discussion, I would say you were lucky, and probably the happier for it. In this case, I have to say that you should be paying close attention. The Code of Conduct as presented enables its enforcers to stand in judgment of every aspect of your public, private, professional, and political expression. I understand that’s a bold assertion; I will attempt to support it below.

The Contributor Covenant version on which the RFC is based is authored and maintained by intersectional technologist and transgender feminist Coraline Ada Ehmke. Ehmke believes that open source is a political movement:

    From the onset open source has been inherently a political movement, a reaction against the socially damaging, anti-competitive motivations of governments and corporations. It began as a campaign for social liberty and digital freedom, a celebration of the success of communal efforts in the face of rampant capitalism. What is this if not a political movement?

– Why Hackers Must Welcome Social Justice Advocates

Whether or not this description of open source is accurate, it is true that Ehmke thinks of open source as a political arena. As such, one must read the Contributor Covenant as a political document, with political means and political ends. Specifically, it is a tool for Social Justice.

As a tool for Social Justice, it recognizes no boundaries between project, person, and politics. This attitude is written into the Contributor Covenant with the text, “This Code of Conduct applies both within project spaces and in public spaces when an individual is representing the project or its community.” So, when is a project participant not representing the project? The answer appears to be “never.”
Never accept any Code of Conduct proposed for any reason. And every OSS project leaders should impose a rule that anyone proposing a Code of Conduct will be immediately expelled from the project. At a bare minimum, only those who have been contributing to the project for at least three years should be permitted to propose, discuss, or vote on project-related rules.

Notice how the SJW Coraline had been a member of the Ruby project for all of two days before proposing the Code of Conduct there. But in the present circumstances, it is much better to simple expel every member, new or old, who proposes or supports one.

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61 Comments:

Blogger Ron January 21, 2016 5:27 AM  

New Code of Conduct

1. Anyone proposing a code of conduct will be immediately expelled from the project

1.a this is enforced in all circumstances even when the proposed CoC is a joke. Jokes about raping under aged children are treated with the same severity, this is in that category. However where it is obvious the offender was making a joke albeit in very poor taste, he can be brought back in, under similar circumstances to (3) below.

2. Anyone proposing a code of conduct after having worked on said project for a period no less than three years and having contributed a minimum of ten thousand lines of code will also be expelled from the project, but will be allowed back in.

3. In case #2 if said offender repeats his offense ever again, then he will be permanently expelled from the project.

4. Projects or codebases that have CoC's will be phased out provided practical alternatives exist for the same

5. All contributing members agree that where CoC codebases exist without practical alternatives, then the project will devote a minimum of 10% of it's time to creating a practical non CoC alternative. The details of how this will be done are up to the project members.

Anonymous Bz January 21, 2016 5:28 AM  

Yes, though I would also avoid "promoting" all and sundry just for staying in the project for a certain time or with some minimum activity. Better to promote explicitly, e.g., by having some sort of board with non-public deliberations elect a new member. One option is to require a sponsor. Misbehaviour should lead to ejecting both the SJW and the sponsor.

Also, I think anonymous proposals of this kind are harmful. Make sure you have had a video skype call with them and capture as much as possible, such as picture, real name and address, etc. If they decline, eject them from the project if so desired. Apart from having a cooling effect, this way a useful database can be built and "usual suspects" be identified at an early stage.

Finally, rather than reactively getting these documents sent to the mailing list, the board should proactively issue periodic calls for proposals on how to improve its operations, which also can serve to smoke out activists. Circumventing this mechanism is grounds for action up to summary expulsion. Ban early, ban often.

Blogger Ron January 21, 2016 5:30 AM  

addendum:

(4) and (5) are referring to code that is used by the project. The idea is to make all CoC based codebases irrelevant We can call this "The Eich Effect" Where a codebase has been taken over by SJW assholes, a new better project is started to replace the corrupt one.

Blogger Ron January 21, 2016 5:31 AM  

Also, I"m basing all that on something Vox wrote, I can't find the original tho.

Blogger Ron January 21, 2016 5:33 AM  

Also, it might be a good idea to give all posts related to Code of Conduct it's own tag.

Blogger Ron January 21, 2016 5:44 AM  

Addendum

6. All expulsions will be accompanied by a recitation of Ezekiel 25:17. Executions are optional depending on local legal codes.

Anonymous That Would Be Telling January 21, 2016 5:47 AM  

The last link refers to OpalGate, where Coraline did a drive by on a small Ruby based project some months ago, which is what I think prompted him, to his professed amazement, to tweet "Grappling with the fact that I’ve become a divisive person is hard for me. Knowing that when my name is mentioned, emotions flare up… yeah."

This latest attack is on the foundation of all of this, including the wildly popular Rails (used to launch Twitter itself), the Ruby language itself. Which probably failed in part to the Benevolent (Japanese, and not really a?) Dictator for Life matz saying it wasn't a good CoC, and others noting how it could easily be used to purge him.

To try to make this clear, in addition to last year's attack on the Ruby based Opal project, we're looking at roughly simultaneous attacks this month on Ruby and PHP, the latter from a different person and aimed at the computer language which is the foundation of Facebook, Wordpress, most every modern bulletin board package, and whole lot more, what you might say has the best claim today to be the COBOL of the web.

Blogger VD January 21, 2016 6:13 AM  

I've added a "CoC" tag. Will add to the left sidebar later.

Blogger Dean Esmay January 21, 2016 6:34 AM  

Madelaine L'Engel's concept of the planet Camazotz comes to me frequently these days. Seems more real by the week.

Blogger Subversive Saint January 21, 2016 6:45 AM  

Simply incredible. Is there nothing in this world an SJW will just leave alone?

Reading SJWAL and then seeing the real-world stuff happening makes my blood boil.

Anonymous FrankNorman January 21, 2016 6:51 AM  

So basically, what they want is for anyone's coding to be accepted, regardless of its quality or lack thereof, and especially that of their favoured groups of the day?

Anonymous That Would Be Telling January 21, 2016 6:59 AM  

@11 FrankNorman:

So basically, what they want is for anyone's coding to be accepted, regardless of its quality or lack thereof, and especially that of their favoured groups of the day?

From xhe's horse's mouth (pun intended), shortly before xhe's drive by of the Opal project, "The Dehumanizing Myth of the Meritocracy,
Is it enough to be measured by the quality of our code alone?
" See also the much more important and SJW infested GitHub company removing their "divisive" meritocracy rug. In this domain they're surprisingly frank about their goals.

OpenID basementhomebrewer January 21, 2016 7:06 AM  

@11 That is not what they want at all. They want to police your organization, not to do anything productive like coding. In fact the idea that they would have to code to be part of your project is insulting to them.

My favorite is they always use their old saw tactic. We need a CoC. Not voting for a CoC proves your organization if full of bigots and needs a CoC. Does anyone fall for that bullshit anymore?

Blogger Mr.MantraMan January 21, 2016 7:12 AM  

Warms my heart to see people actually questioning the authority of SJW types. Decades of my life were spent watching conservatives and libertarians automatically assume a submissive posture to the left and just throw away the moral level of conflict so they could make a tedious point.

How difficult was it to actually look to see who comprised the left?

Blogger VD January 21, 2016 7:22 AM  

Simply incredible. Is there nothing in this world an SJW will just leave alone?

No. Hence my assertion that everyone needs to read SJWAL.

Blogger Nick S January 21, 2016 7:23 AM  

@14

I'm not sure is this is off topic or not, but Whoopi Goldberg has threatened to leave the U.S. if Trump is elected.

It's a start...Vote Trump.

Anonymous That Would Be Telling January 21, 2016 7:23 AM  

@13 basementhomebrewer

My favorite is they always use their old saw tactic. We need a CoC. Not voting for a CoC proves your organization if full of bigots and needs a CoC....

A variant of what Eric Raymond identified as kafkatrapping, and as a software developer who works on infrastructure he's noted it's imperative we successfully fight these POSs. Ruby, PHP, Linux (see this Vox Popoli thread for the latest attack on it), FreeBSD are, for better or worse, software that runs much of our world today, the more they wreck them the more they wreck what runs civilization itself. Just having to constantly fight them, watch your words, and so on, is consuming a lot of energy that could be put to much better use.

Blogger VD January 21, 2016 7:23 AM  

Does anyone fall for that bullshit anymore?

Yes. Delta and Gamma programmers seeking social approval.

Anonymous FrankNorman January 21, 2016 7:25 AM  

@12 - So these whiners think a software project is all about them, not about making anything that's actually going to be useful?

I wonder how they might like it if they got the same back? Say an SJW hires some people to paint her house, and instead of white, they paint it in silly patterns. When she complains that what they did is not what she asked for, the painters launch into a tirade about how she's denying their humanity with her exacting standards, and rejecting their creativity. Then they threaten to sue her for defamation and emotional injury.

Blogger JohnG January 21, 2016 7:27 AM  

What's the technical term for being a malicious, group thinking busy body?

Blogger Xmas January 21, 2016 8:07 AM  

@20 "transgender femenist"?

Blogger Gaiseric January 21, 2016 8:18 AM  

Paul Jones' approach is a good one; rather than simply reject it out of hand, he explains to all who observe why he is rejecting it, so that they can be intellectually armed and ready to anticipate and fight off the virus when it comes around again—which it will. The ignorance, inherent politeness and willingness to give people the benefit of the doubt are the weaknesses that the SJWs exploit relentlessly. The only defense against putative future incursions is knowing what to look for.

OpenID simplytimothy January 21, 2016 8:19 AM  

Bundling their covenant with source code is a big deal

By including their covenant in the source code bundle, they are widely disseminating their propaganda via a heretofore unexploited vector.

You can think of it as a 'Distributed HR Department' or a 'SJW Virus'.

A possible vaccine against these SJW Viruses is to preempt them with a KAFKATRAP document stating that
a free software/open source project will remain free of the tyranny of SJW covenants.

I tweeted Vox and ESR along those lines.











Blogger Skylark Thibedeau January 21, 2016 8:28 AM  

@16 SJW's and especially celebrity SJW's always lie.

Anonymous Peter Garstig January 21, 2016 8:33 AM  

hopefully everyone can get back to writing interesting code.

Yeah, because code has to be first and foremost 'interesting'. smh.

Blogger Starbuck January 21, 2016 8:35 AM  

I have but a few questions:

How on earth does one get offended with open source projects and the people working on them? How does one go about offending people with in the same project of which they are most likely working with people of the same mind?

Because that is what we are talking about aren't we? You probably wouldn't be worried about someone working at home in the evening basically for fun being attacked physically or sexually by rogue programmers... right?

So basically these are people (sjw's) are control freaks who want to control every aspect of your life - or you will be punished.

This guy got a little dick or something?

Blogger Salt January 21, 2016 8:43 AM  

I have a question. When someone applies to being part of a dev team, or whatever, like say, Ruby, what constitutes the screening process to entry? I'm thinking of full disclosure of applicants social media use, in order to maintain a safe space for participants. What SJW could object with that? Of course, a safe space is one without them. Failure to disclose is immediate termination.

Anonymous That Would Be Telling January 21, 2016 8:51 AM  

@27 Salt:

I have a question. When someone applies to being part of a dev team, or whatever, like say, Ruby, what constitutes the screening process to entry?

Usually it's submitting a patch to fix a bug or implement a new feature. Totally meritocratic evil, and entirely impersonal except for the handle you use, which is seldom your legal name, and often doesn't map to your social media. Although sites like GitHub allow associating a graphic avatar with your handle, and viewing of your contributions to other projects. "SJW Coraline's" are mostly, and most consistently, pure SJW non-coding, although I get the impression xhe has a lot more technical chops than the usual SJW, xhe just went bat shit insane a few years ago.

Blogger CM January 21, 2016 8:53 AM  

Is it enough to be measured by the quality of our code alone?

What is wrong with this? I'm ok at a lot of things and i don't measure myself bu one thing. I don't care if someone who only deals with my code is going to label me mediocre. It doesn't matter.

And if all i was was a programmer, i'd try to improve beyond medocrity.

This guy got a little dick or something?

He cut it off.

Anonymous Eric the Red January 21, 2016 9:00 AM  

"Some will claim that ambiguity will lead to abuse, but the underlying idea is 'treat people with respect'. And as long as you do that, all will be fine."

God in Heaven, I can't begin to express the disgust, loathing, and hatred I have toward these lying liars of the Lie.

Thank God for SJWAL and its author. This is nothing less than an existential war that each of us must fight and keep on fighting. The sooner these tyrants are completely eradicated from society, the better.

Blogger Ron January 21, 2016 9:01 AM  

@26. Starbuck

So basically these are people (sjw's) are control freaks who want to control every aspect of your life - or you will be punished.

beats workin.

Blogger Nick S January 21, 2016 9:06 AM  

So basically these are people (sjw's) are control freaks who want to control every aspect of your life - or you will be punished.

Yes. They are averse to individualism, despite their inclusivity rantings. At heart, they are communalists who value conformity regardless of their relativistic rhetoric. They are deluded and will always resort to lying in order to defend and justify their delusions.

Blogger dc.sunsets January 21, 2016 9:06 AM  

As I read this, what CoC's are in the open source world is a way to prevent creative & productive people from escaping the tightly-controlled, Top-down universe of the modern corporation.

Your employment at, say, Johnson & Johnson would be brief indeed if you were caught at a meeting sidebar reading or discussing articles from Stuffblackpeopledontlike.com or American Renaissance. You can't be fired for being an alcoholic, but the PC-policing is totalitarian, indeed.

My understanding of Open Source projects is that participants often harbor a philosophical preference for escaping the weaknesses of top-down (corporate) projects. Maybe if they understood that CoC's are a direct threat to this philosophy they'd be more inclined to reject the Scarlet Letter treatment.

Blogger dc.sunsets January 21, 2016 9:07 AM  

SJW's are hysterically intolerant of intolerance.

Seen this way, they are weak parasites, indeed.

Anonymous Eric the Red January 21, 2016 9:11 AM  

Endless rules, regulations, and codes of conduct. This is what happens in a low-trust society. Traditions are trashed, and the State becomes the godlike wellspring of morality. All of it is perpetrated by leftists, then aided and abetted by SJW's, dindu's, and multicultural invaders.

Anonymous That Would Be Telling January 21, 2016 9:19 AM  

@35 Eric the Red:

Endless rules, regulations, and codes of conduct. This is what happens in a low-trust society. Traditions are trashed, and the State becomes the godlike wellspring of morality....

Yes, this is exactly the context that these Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) SJW entryists are trying to exploit with their frankly insane CoCs. And a lot of us programmers have a natural aversion to CoCs, since group programming efforts require high trust between participants.

Anonymous Eric the Red January 21, 2016 9:21 AM  

SJW's know they cannot succeed in a meritocratic environment. They know, but will never admit, that they are inferior. To compensate, they must adopt a stance that allows them to pretend they are morally superior, to then force it upon everyone as gatekeepers of that faux morality.

These worms infest society and destroy it, inch by torturous inch. Simply expelling them from all organizations and preventing their entry would be a kindness.

Blogger Jourdan January 21, 2016 9:48 AM  

And as long as you do that, all will be fine.

And as long as you toe the line to my subjective satisfaction, or perhaps whim, I might not lynch you in public. Might not.

Blogger Durandel Almiras January 21, 2016 9:53 AM  

intersectional technologist and transgender feminist Coraline Ada Ehmke.

Who gave this woman the idea that that is an actual job, let alone a job title? And why do they need to wear there politics and sexuality like badge of honor?

Thanks Boomers.

Anonymous Codebreaker January 21, 2016 10:26 AM  

Dear "Corline" (Fred),

1. We're not nice.
2. Being not nice, your estrogen fueled "feelings" matter not at all to us.
3. We're rational.
4. Being rational, we perform cost/benefit analysis math, and determine very quickly that "transgender" cost is not worth "transgender" benefit.
5. XX, or XY. Everything else is delusion.
6. Tyranny is tyranny, period. The Left is, and akways has been, tyrannical. The Gulag Archipelago had a "Code of Conduct", too.
7. Thus, shut up and code, or fuck off.

Blogger dh January 21, 2016 10:34 AM  

> SJW's know they cannot succeed in a meritocratic environment. They know, but will never admit, that they are inferior. To compensate, they must adopt a stance that allows them to pretend they are morally superior, to then force it upon everyone as gatekeepers of that faux morality.

I disagree. SJW's can absolutely succeed and thrive in a meritocracy. The world of the arts and sciences is filled with SJW's.

What I have observed is that SJW's have a deep seated guilt about success. There are many really lovely leftists who can't absorb and deal with the fact that through the genetic lottery, and the gifts of their forefathers, they are born into a systematic advantage. Instead of feeling proud and feeling like they have a mantle to carry and improve and pass on, they feel guilt.

Coupled with a culture that teaches and promotes a worldview where the self is the highest ideal, it makes perfect sense that manifestation of guilt is a system focused on leveling out "privilege", while hypocritically having access to it.

The idea of a man "trans" to become an activist feminist woman is the very height of privilege. The fact that for the vast majority of these people their transition is tax payer funded is of no concern to them. Their highest ideal is making it mandatory to respect trans people, and to make sure that they get the "treatment" they want without questions, comment, or financial burden.

Blogger Doom January 21, 2016 10:44 AM  

Wonderful! They are waking up, they are beginning to see the problem, they are handling the problem. I honestly think you have really opened up a new front in the war. Singlehandedly? I don't know. But you have written a solid playbook, which I have been handing out to those who might never have seen the problems, or thought they were safe but are having second thoughts as they start to see peers getting taken down. Cheers. It is, indeed, a new year.

Blogger Starbuck January 21, 2016 10:45 AM  

intersectional technologist and transgender feminist Coraline Ada Ehmke.

Who gave this woman the idea that that is an actual job, let alone a job title? And why do they need to wear there politics and sexuality like badge of honor?

Thanks Boomers.



This was started by Baby Boomers?! Really?

OpenID Jack Amok January 21, 2016 11:01 AM  

The CoC is to take a stand and say "this is what we will not tolerate".

What we're not going to tolerate, cupcake, is you. Get out. Stay out. Fuck off.

Every project should immediately adopt the code of conduct Vox proposed a while back. If I recall, it was:

1) this is the code of conduct for the project

2) anyone attempting to change the code of conduct is immediately expelled.

No need for anything else Ron. Just that. Maybe we need to give it a fancy name so people can propose it. I say call it "The Tyrolean Code."

Blogger Russell Snow January 21, 2016 11:30 AM  

Maybe the adoption of a coc is the signal for an immediate fork.

Blogger Nick S January 21, 2016 11:34 AM  

The idea of a man "trans" to become an activist feminist woman is the very height of privilege.

Yes, recruiters are esteemed because recruiting from non-threatening, disenfranchised subgroups in sufficient numbers to overwhelm those who are not susceptible to recruitment is a successful survival strategy.

OpenID Jack Amok January 21, 2016 11:51 AM  

The idea of a man "trans" to become an activist feminist woman is the very height of privilege. The fact that for the vast majority of these people their transition is tax payer funded is of no concern to them. Their highest ideal is making it mandatory to respect trans people, and to make sure that they get the "treatment" they want without questions, comment, or financial burden.

Damn.

When you put it like that...maybe they really are women after all.

Anonymous 0007 January 21, 2016 12:04 PM  

VD, it's like the sjws are reading your book and then are hell bent to prove your thesis.

Blogger Doktor Jeep January 21, 2016 12:11 PM  

"Kafka Trap"
Anybody remember that RPG from the 1980s where you would end up being used as reactor shielding for being a subversive but if you tried not to be a subversive, you were deemed a subversive and used as reactor shielding?

The name I forget it.

Anonymous Frank B Luke January 21, 2016 12:15 PM  

@48

They can't help themselves. Might as well ask a poodle to fly.

OpenID Jack Amok January 21, 2016 12:16 PM  

VD, it's like the sjws are reading your book and then are hell bent to prove your thesis.

True, but apples don't fall to the ground because they've read Newton.

Blogger Tim_W_Burke January 21, 2016 12:19 PM  

@41
I agree with you.
So a sense of greater community (like noblesse oblige or patriotism) could reduce the culture of self and the combativeness?

Anonymous BoysMom January 21, 2016 12:25 PM  

@41, dh, "I disagree. SJW's can absolutely succeed and thrive in a meritocracy. The world of the arts and sciences is filled with SJW's."

No. I can speak to the Arts. They are certainly not a meritocracy. The art produced by those funded by the National Endowment for the Arts would never see the light of day otherwise. Look at most modern architecture. Try casting a not-black tenor as Porgy. Nothing about merit there.
At certain levels you have to perform or go academic--such as blind symphony auditions (blind because there were too many white men in the big symphonies--no surprise, still are). But there's always academic and government grants to support those who can't perform, as long as they have the right ideology. So who gets to train the next generation of artists? The academic SJWs. Probably one reason why there's so much backlash about child prodigies, now that I think about it: they get to skip the ideological training.

Blogger dh January 21, 2016 1:05 PM  

> No. I can speak to the Arts.

The symphony is one such place I was thinking. It is a real meritocracy mixed in with concepts like loyalty and rewarding excellence. Same for dance troupes. These are really vibrant (in the real meaning not the SJW meaning) of the word. Ever ... "hang" out with professional ballerinas? They are like a living breathing SJW meme generator.

But it works, because it's small, self-contained and self-important. If you gain a few pounds, you'll be booted out. You have to really deliver day in and day out or you will be gone. Competition is fierce and there are many more applicants than spots.

I agree that a lot of the arts have devolved into a bad government jobs program - at least if they were digging ditcheds we'd have ditches to show for it.

Blogger dh January 21, 2016 1:11 PM  

> So a sense of greater community (like noblesse oblige or patriotism) could reduce the culture of self and the combativeness?

I think it's just cultural. You don't see it in France, for example. They still have proper nationalists - a Frenchmen knows that the French culture is the finest in the world, the women most lovely, the food the best, the wine the best, the art the best. And you'll maybe get in a scuffle if you are loudly against those propositions. And from my experience that doesn't matter if it's a Euro-SJW or not. It's a national consensus in favor of the survival of the French-cultural identity. Are cultural elites pushing out Christendom and creating a secular version of it? Yes, sadly.

You'll never get that from a US-based SJW. They'll tell you all day how the Nordic model is better, how the country was stolen and is illegitimate, and how the economy is based on white CIS-male privilege. Of course they don't want to actually fix it, they just want in on the sweet, sweet SJW karma.

My gut feeling is that the fact that we've eliminated or suppressed the idea of gender roles has scrambled the lines of what is biologically programmed into us - the desire to continue the tribe, to prosper, and to have long-time preferences. A combination of a cultural pre-disposition to short time preferences and gender roles going bonkers has effectively created a sub-class of activist whiners incapable of producing more than they consume.

Blogger weka January 21, 2016 2:01 PM  

@56.
Orchestras (particularly the violin section) are very political. There is a huge amount of pressure on them to be diverse. But they come in two groups.

The coarse orchestra is in the community and always is short of something, generally violas and brass. I play viola and hang with the brass players. We do not talk about intersectionality.

The high arts orchestra is full Arts graduate with the precious attitude. Generally funded by the tax payer, the members are generally underpaid (they have to teach or earn money in some other manner). If you cannot play to an advanced standard, you are out. The SJW code of conduct exists and is used as a weapon to remove people.

I prefer coarse orchestras.

I also prefer projects where the only thing that counts is the code. And I say this as someone who was almost kicked of projects I was (and am) the principal investigator because I used to do talks for big pharma.

Blogger Jon M January 21, 2016 2:12 PM  

Doktor Jeep, it was called Paranoia. Just ran a game for my son and his friends a few months ago. Two of them made the, "Wait, this is just likeat school," connection themselves. I tild them it gets better in college, and by better we all know I meant worse. Just a small attempt to innoculate the next generation on my part.

Blogger Lew Rand January 21, 2016 2:45 PM  

@49 Pretty sure your talking about Paranoia. Game seemed impossible to GM well, but of course made for some good laughs.

For that type of game, I preferred Toon (equally silly, but a lot more room for creativity by everyone)

Blogger Lovekraft January 21, 2016 3:26 PM  

Coraline Ada Ehmke: if there was ever a perfect picture to sum up the sjw, this is it. Bitchglasses, died hair, pudgy. Have worked with them, went to school with them.

Miserable, controlling, yet void of a sense of humour and humility.

And here they are still, trying to intrude where they don't belong.

Blogger Lovekraft January 21, 2016 3:29 PM  

Developments like this only reinforce my opinion that the world is terrified of allowing white males to branch off and call their own shots, for the likely reason that we are so good at it.

Blogger Halifax Donair January 22, 2016 12:17 AM  

@55 It also exists on a smaller scale in Montreal.

About ten years ago I was on the Metro when a nicely dressed woman got on and strangely smiled and winked when I was obviously observing her. Today I'd be called a stare rapist. (Oh, and I wasn't man-spreading.) But speaking of, last year I was on the N train in NYC and some of the vibrancy of the 70's seemed to be back. No, not call Bernie Goetz tier, but more like a high school hallway. Loud, mundane, vulgar.

Anti man-spreading is code for anti-black.

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