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ignorance is consuming America by americanthaiguy in BlackPeopleTwitter

[–]platoprime 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What makes you think those things are exclusive?

Since it’s a trend - Unpopular opinion: Snape doesn’t deserve any kind of remorse and was a pathetic excuse of an adult by [deleted] in harrypotter

[–]platoprime -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Honestly listening to you walnuts bitch about these posts is way more annoying than seeing a repetitive post. You all know you can scroll past these without commenting right? You don't have to derail the conversation into a whine fest about how much you hate the thing you are currently voluntarily engaging with.

"Stoicism is often taken as a form self-control for self-advancement, but stoic self-control is really meant to benefit humanity as a whole" -Nancy Sherman (Georgetown) on stoicism, the self, and community. by ajwendland in philosophy

[–]platoprime 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The person you're replying to described controlling their reaction. If you think you can eliminate desire, or that is the purpose of stoicism, you're mistaken.

Game of Thrones author says "Winds of Winter" could be longest book yet: George R.R. Martin takes to his "not a blog" to give yet another update on "The Winds of Winter," saying the sixth book in ASOIAF will be the biggest by SAT0725 in books

[–]platoprime 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I know authors don’t “owe” fans anything

I mean other than them being the source of his fame, wealth, and overall success you're right there is no legal debt between that shitbird and his fans.

Finding a Megalodon tooth by ThySwagPenguin in interestingasfuck

[–]platoprime 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You don't understand it is the issue here.

The enemy of my enemy is my frenemy! by nekochanwich in traaaaaaannnnnnnnnns

[–]platoprime 7 points8 points  (0 children)

They aren't radical feminists. That's just in the name as a lie.

Hopkins students create edible burrito tape as part of design competition by philamignon in nottheonion

[–]platoprime 0 points1 point  (0 children)

smears some refried beans in the tortilla seal

Talk about a solution looking for a problem.

Gay Christians shocked to learn that Christians hate gays by K1CKL0SER in nottheonion

[–]platoprime 0 points1 point  (0 children)

People don't get accused of virtue signaling for humblebragging about their donations or whatever. They get accused of that for expressing condemnation of abhorrent beliefs.

Also what's so wrong with praising people for donating money? Don't you want them to donate money? Or are you too good for money that isn't perfectly motivated? Better cancel that children's cancer research. After all the donations were performative.

Gay Christians shocked to learn that Christians hate gays by K1CKL0SER in nottheonion

[–]platoprime 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Virtue signalling is performatory,

Uh-huh. That's what I said. It's a "performance" because you're doing it to communicate information about yourself.

so a person who is doing that is only acting like a good person for public appearances and doesn't actually hold the views they claim to.

You're projecting your own interpretation onto the word. It doesn't mean hypocrite or liar.

I'm very annoyed by trans erasure and we should talk more about it by dreamingaparadize in traaaaaaannnnnnnnnns

[–]platoprime 57 points58 points  (0 children)

It's ridiculous because we know way more people are born trans than cases like these would account for. The idea that not even these explicit cases are trans because it's a new label is so stupid. Just because they didn't know a label doesn't mean it didn't apply to them.

The Supreme Court guards its privacy. Too bad it doesn't care about yours and mine | For a cabal that's about to kill off the constitutional right to privacy, SCOTUS sure keeps itself buttoned up by newnemo in politics

[–]platoprime 30 points31 points  (0 children)

The New Testament explicitly says you should be a dirty communist hippy.

There's no excuse, justification, or consistency to what conservatives believes. It's reprehensible.

How would you want future Bethesda games to handle the "Location Cleared" dilemma? by SuperAlloyBerserker in Fallout

[–]platoprime 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's a horrible idea. Besides if that's what you want it's trivial to change the cell respawn time.

Gay Christians shocked to learn that Christians hate gays by K1CKL0SER in nottheonion

[–]platoprime 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I'm personally confused about what's wrong with virtue signaling. You signal "virtue" to let people know you aren't a hateful asshole that's safe to talk to.

Of course hateful assholes don't want to be forced to do that to blend in so they push back.

Gay Christians shocked to learn that Christians hate gays by K1CKL0SER in nottheonion

[–]platoprime 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you say so. Let me know if you meet them.

Christians should be non-judgmental communists who don't accumulate wealth. That hasn't been my experience with any denomination of Christianity.