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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

You think it's parody

But the fact that Twitter banned Titania McGrath, however temporarily, only demonstrates that reality will catch up and surpass the parody, and most likely sooner rather than later.
What we call “illness” is a social construct, defined negatively against its antithesis “wellness”. Society, in other words, has created the category of “illness” as a means to impose power on those who do not subscribe to cultural norms of what it means to be “well”. “Health” and “wellness” are mere taxonomies of privilege, inculcated by the hegemonic and oppressive discourses of “medical science”. Referring to someone as “well” or “ill”, “healthy” or “unhealthy”, is simply the medicalisation of human diversity.
When you consider that they've already disposed of "male" and "female", as well as "girl" and "boy", and redefined psychiatric disorders as sexual orientations, don't think they won't eventually claim that it is criminally shapist to encourage an obese woman to lose weight or healthist to prescribe insulin to a diabetic.

Perhaps those who are anti-mask can use this tactic when criticized by Mask Nazis for not wearing a mask. Simply point out that it is hurtful and privileged and healthist to object to your sexual preference for coronaviruses.

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54 Comments:

Blogger Section 8A August 19, 2020 8:16 AM  

"Healthist". I'm going to have to use that.

Blogger Stilicho August 19, 2020 8:19 AM  

Professor Brown engaged in a very relevant discussion of the problems with nominalist(labelists) in her third in the Forge of Tolkien series.

I am firmly on the side which thinks the name of a thing is not merely an arbitrary label, but should reflect the true nature of the thing as much as possible.

Nominalism is just a waypoint on the path to Babel. Label it-arbitrarily define it-create your own reality-become as gods...

Blogger Long Live The West August 19, 2020 8:29 AM  

When they ask you to wear the mask...

...My body my choice

Blogger Troy Lee Messer August 19, 2020 8:33 AM  

"only demonstrates that reality will catch up and surpass the parody"

The 2 + 2 = 4 = white patriarchy meme entered the 'sphere a few days ago. So the engineering that sent a Space X booster up and back 6 times is just racial paradigm?

We are well beyond parody.

Blogger furor kek tonicus ( The first rule of Dunning-Kruger Club is that she don't know she's in Dunning-Kruger Club ) August 19, 2020 8:34 AM  

the Babylon Bee also got suspended for a bit.

kind of looks like Twitter was testing a Kill Switch for Influencer accounts on the Right.

Blogger Ingot9455 August 19, 2020 8:36 AM  

They are, of course, called 'bugchasers.' And they chase more dangerous prey.

Blogger Daniele Grech Pereira August 19, 2020 8:49 AM  

Thank you for this, SDL. My sexual preference for covid19 has been deeply closeted for some time, now I have the courage to speak out: We're here, we're queer, and we like the sniffles.

Blogger Uncle John's Band August 19, 2020 8:51 AM  

The amount of clinical mental un-wellness in places of influence is underrated.

Blogger Johnny August 19, 2020 9:01 AM  

It used to be mental illness concepts that were greatly abused. They still are but not with the same enthusiasm. Now instead of labeling somebody with one of those dreadful non-English language derived multiple syllable mental illness words, it becomes a disorder. A term that sometimes means little more than we don't like how you act.

These come and go suspensions are no doubt an effort at intimidation. Get prior restraint on what people are willing to say. I really hate this stuff. The compulsory fake nature of it. Speak not the truth.

Blogger bramley bramley bramley August 19, 2020 9:01 AM  

I identify as a coronavirus, and all this talk of wiping out me and my coronavirus brethren has been extremely traumatising. I feel like us coronaviruses have been targeted for extermination, and no country wants to let us in to live in peace and express our ancient cultural ritual of mating and replicating on people's mucosal linings. Virus lives matter.

Blogger Mocheirge August 19, 2020 9:09 AM  

As a coronasexual, a vaccine would be a terrible violation of my human rights and identity.

Blogger Yossarian August 19, 2020 9:10 AM  

"Sorry, pal. Can't wear a mask because of my sexual orientation."
"And what exactly is yours sexuality?"
"Straight."

Blogger Damelon Brinn August 19, 2020 9:13 AM  

kind of looks like Twitter was testing a Kill Switch for Influencer accounts on the Right.

Yep. If their internal polling data tells them the situation is desperate enough, Big Social will shutdown everyone on the Right at some point before the election. They've been doing small-scale purges to prepare for it since 2016. Fortunately, it appears that the Trump campaign plans to meme and shitpost where it can't be blocked so easily.

Blogger urthshu August 19, 2020 9:16 AM  

Michel Foucault in 1961 addressed this same thing in his History of Madness in regards to leprosy.

"Once leprosy had gone, and the figure of the leper was no more than a distant memory, these structures still remained. The game of exclusion would be played again, often in these same places, in an oddly similar fashion two or three centuries later. The role of the leper was to be played by the poor and by the vagrant, by prisoners and by the 'alienated', and the sort of salvation at stake for both parties in this game of exclusion is the matter of this study."

Blogger Nostromo August 19, 2020 9:34 AM  

Merely an accident. Really, youse guys! Why are you so paranoid?

Blogger Azimus August 19, 2020 9:35 AM  

I'm just glad you took action back in March to halt the deadly advance of the corona by teaching everyone to identify as the least vulnerable gender/race/age. Think of how many lives you have saved!!!!

Blogger KBuff August 19, 2020 9:49 AM  

I used that exact phrase in a discussion about whether masks were effective on Nextdoor. Wow, the Mask Brigade was not amused. Quite the button to push. Heh.

Blogger sappbe August 19, 2020 10:04 AM  

No matter how many times I see it, I can't help but be amazed at the word salad contortions "justifying" the latest ridiculous narrative.

Blogger Kudos The Lexecutioner August 19, 2020 10:11 AM  

You can deem a horse to be a cow, until you try to milk it.

Blogger APL August 19, 2020 10:11 AM  

"Referring to someone as “well” or “ill”, “healthy” or “unhealthy”, is simply the medicalisation of human diversity".

If health is just a social construct, then death is just an extreme manifestation of a psychiatric disinclination to talk or interact with society?

Look the left have defeated death.

Blogger rikjames.313 August 19, 2020 10:12 AM  

Best part of living near Detroit is all the diverse americans wearing masks around the bottom of their chins, and not one Karen or liberal will say a word because 1. that was be races, and 2. there have been a number of beat downs when someone was dumb enough to suggest a diverse follow a simple rule on wearing it over the mouth and nose.

Seems like someone smarter than I may be able to figure out how to do something similar...online campaign for pressure? Tee shirts?

Blogger Crew August 19, 2020 10:24 AM  

@20: It could be an after-birth abortion!

Blogger FALPhil August 19, 2020 10:40 AM  

@18 sappbe wrote: No matter how many times I see it, I can't help but be amazed at the word salad contortions "justifying" the latest ridiculous narrative.

You can thank Jacques Derrida. He was of the opinion that Western languages expressed thought in terms of binary oppositions. Essentially, Derrida believed that words shouldn't have rigidly defined meanings. The collectivists, of course, have glommed on to the lingustic deconstructionism as a way to destabilize Western culture. We are seeing the logical conclusion play out before us, where, for instance, there is a range of options between male and female, and male no longer means male and female no longer means female.

Blogger Gregory the Tall August 19, 2020 10:51 AM  

Lukashenko was offered 900 million by the World Bank and the IMF to lock down the economy of Belarus and refused. Can someone please find out how much politicians in other countries pocketed for enforcing lockdowns and mandatory masks?

Blogger urthshu August 19, 2020 10:52 AM  

Trying to imagine how the health diversity rainbow pride flag will look. Pale green, mottled purple, black, pink?

Blogger Rek. August 19, 2020 10:57 AM  

Dutton calls them spiteful mutants. They are indeed the product of their maladaptive genetic makeup.

Anonymous Anonymous August 19, 2020 10:57 AM  

Kudos The Lexecutioner wrote:You can deem a horse to be a cow, until you try to milk it.

FLAVORIST!!!!

Blogger Critias August 19, 2020 11:05 AM  

@20 "Look the left have defeated death. "

Is that why most of the dead wind up voting for the left?

Blogger John Rockwell August 19, 2020 11:31 AM  

They already have a term for "Healthist" called "Ableism" this wicked ideology that results in such terms have results in "Deaf culture" parents who marry other deaf people and want their children to be deaf like them.

Blogger Wm Jas Tychonievich August 19, 2020 11:33 AM  

Full thread at https://www.ncsautism.org/blog//illness-is-a-social-construct-the-medicalisation-of-human-diversity-a-parody

Blogger Grey Carter August 19, 2020 11:35 AM  

In loving memory of Godfrey Elfwick

Blogger APL August 19, 2020 12:26 PM  

I dare say everyone has already seen the Trump train election add.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01Tou0D76a8

I'm just speechless with admiration. One question, what does KAG on the side of the loco stand for?

Blogger eclecticme August 19, 2020 12:51 PM  


https://disrn.com/news/federal-judge-issues-temporary-injunction-blocking-idaho-law-that-keeps-males-out-of-female-sports
Federal judge issues temporary injunction blocking Idaho law that keeps males out of female sports
by Laura Mize · Aug 18th, 2020 1:03 pm 19

Blogger Harvey Weinstein's Casting Couch August 19, 2020 12:51 PM  

Tatiana's problem glasses are smoking hot! I would bang for sure...but then immediately self-flagellate myself for having thoughts emanating from my colonialist male privilege.

Blogger widlast washere August 19, 2020 1:01 PM  

It really makes me wonder what it must be like to have that kind of horseshit rattling around in ones head. Complete denial of reality. How does a person function while suffering from such complete delusion?

Blogger Diogenes August 19, 2020 1:10 PM  

Isn't it "Keep America Great?" I haven't watched the video yet, but I recall that phrase being part of the President's campaign advertising.

Blogger urthshu August 19, 2020 1:13 PM  

Keep America Great

Blogger Hammer August 19, 2020 1:14 PM  

Exactly, and it's all happening so fast. Until a few weeks ago the 2+2=5 was a running meme and it just started to being seriously discussed by some math professors.

Blogger the other boomer August 19, 2020 1:18 PM  

Besides ableism, there's "Healthy at every size", never mind that the morbidly obese and anorexic may die of their size, at least nobody will make them feel bad.

It's amazing the extent to which the left hates any truth that causes the slightest possible psychic pain, that might cause them to have to rethink their crazy, evil choices.

Blogger xevious2030 August 19, 2020 1:44 PM  

Reproductive rights baby. If I self identify as a coronavirus, respect. Don't racism my contagi-cough.

Blogger Skyler the Weird August 19, 2020 2:57 PM  

Genghis Khan and the boys loved fermented Mare's milk.

Blogger Dan in Georgia August 19, 2020 3:02 PM  

Keep America Great

Blogger Reziac August 19, 2020 3:06 PM  

The Poe is strong in this one... but not strong enough.

https://courses.lumenlearning.com/sociology/chapter/the-social-construction-of-health/

Blogger John Bradley August 19, 2020 3:46 PM  

Trying to imagine how the health diversity rainbow pride flag will look. Pale green, mottled purple, black, pink?

Considering how often diarrhea comes along for the ride with any good illness, you left out 'brown'. You FECESIST!

Blogger MrNiceguy August 19, 2020 3:51 PM  

And removing dead people from the voter rolls is the prime example of vital supremacy. Smash the vitriarchy!

Blogger tublecane August 19, 2020 5:18 PM  

@14- How unironic that a man who wished to continue enjoying unprotected butt-sex after contracting the AIDS that killed him would write such a thing.

Blogger bw August 19, 2020 5:28 PM  


can use this tactic when criticized by Mask Nazis for not wearing a mask

They've already officially given it to us :

“We are deeply troubled by the ramifications of the Supreme Court’s ruling on abortion. By upholding, for the first time, an abortion statute which contains no exception for the health of the woman, the Supreme Court has undermined a woman’s right to choose and to act in accordance with her conscience and the dictates of her faith. We continue to believe that Americans should have the freedom to make difficult decisions of conscience and health without government interference.” - recent ADL

Blogger RedJack August 19, 2020 6:01 PM  

Father Nurgul is now a "good" thing?

I like WH40K to be fiction please.

Blogger Farwood Bear 2.0 August 19, 2020 6:37 PM  

"it is hurtful and privileged and healthist to object to your sexual preference for coronaviruses."

That one is going in my arsenal of responses. I love the way it's worded. Gets them right in their achilles heel.

Blogger Happy Camper August 19, 2020 9:25 PM  

Titania McGrath is back.

Unfortunately, Jarvis Dupont was banned.

He wasn't as prolific as TM, but he had a cutting jib.

It stinks.

Love reading the comments from various stripes of political people who are outraged about whatever McGraph said.

Funnier too is when he baits them

Blogger SciVo August 20, 2020 6:26 AM  

I wonder, could it be as simple as just saying jocularly, "Roe v. Wade! Right to privacy!"

And then Karen can't say anything about your lack of mask, because of the baby that she killed when she was twenty.

Blogger RedJack August 20, 2020 7:25 AM  

A daughter of a friend is learning to be a sign language interpreter. It has been a very odd culture for a long time, to the point that hearing children of deaf parents are sometimes surrendered because they are "different ".

It is sick to be honest. My friends daughter wanted to lose her hearing in order to fit in, but since she was born with hearing they will never accept her

Blogger Damelon Brinn August 20, 2020 8:57 AM  

@29 & @52, Yeah, there's a thing where some people don't think deaf people should try to get their hearing back where possible. I'm not involved in it, so I don't know whether that's an attitude that developed organically among the deaf, or was imposed on them by the diversity-mongers, but I have my suspicions.

Blogger Darren August 20, 2020 9:57 AM  

https://twitter.com/TitaniaMcGrath/status/1296130819711471622
"Although I have been reinstated, my housemate @JarvisDuPont remains exiled in the Twitter wilderness."

[Unlike Titania's timeout, Jarvis got full deletion***. Same British funnyman Andrew Doyle.]
https://spectator.us/open-letter-twitter-jarvis-dupont-banned

*** male privilege?

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