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twinkrbelle:

I’m not even an anarchist and the fact the liberals managed to steal the terms “libertarian” and “anarchist” from leftists still pisses me off.

The word “liberal” refers to leftists nowadays, so it seem kind of fair.

redbloodedamerica:

This says it all.  He could have sucked up and said it wasn’t true if asked.  A man’s word is stronger when he isn’t suing someone to prove it.

I highly doubt that anyone would have just taken his word for it. While I don’t know that this was the best course of action to take, people should be held responsible for enriching themselves at the expense of others, regardless of whether or not they wear a uniform.

(Interesting that he’s identified in this picture as “former wrestler” rather that former governor or naval veteran. I guess admitting that both sides were military or former military would confuse the narrative too much.)

redbloodedamerica:

This says it all.  He could have sucked up and said it wasn’t true if asked.  A man’s word is stronger when he isn’t suing someone to prove it.

I highly doubt that anyone would have just taken his word for it. While I don’t know that this was the best course of action to take, people should be held responsible for enriching themselves at the expense of others, regardless of whether or not they wear a uniform.

(Interesting that he’s identified in this picture as “former wrestler” rather that former governor or naval veteran. I guess admitting that both sides were military or former military would confuse the narrative too much.)

monobeartheater:

metalliccolouredtitan:

gallopingtormaunt:

breastmilkontherocks:

"Children are required to be in school, where their freedom is greatly restricted, far more than most adults would tolerate in their workplaces. In recent decades we’ve been compelling them to spend ever more time in this kind of setting, and there’s strong evidence that this is causing psychological damage to many of them. And as scientists have investigated how children naturally learn, they’ve realized that kids do so most deeply and fully, and with greatest enthusiasm, in conditions that are almost opposite to those of school….Most people assume that the basic design of today’s schools emerged from scientific evidence about how children learn. But nothing could be further from the truth. Schools as we know them today are a product of history, not research.   …. Research has shown that people of all ages learn best when they are self-motivated, pursuing answers to questions that reflect their personal interests and achieving goals that they’ve set for themselves. Under such conditions, learning is usually joyful. The evidence for all of this is obvious to anyone who’s watched a child grow from infancy to school age. Through their own efforts, children figure out how to walk, run, jump, and climb. They learn from scratch their native language, and with that, they learn to assert their will, argue, amuse, annoy, befriend, charm, and ask questions.  ….
They do all of this before anyone, in any systematic way, tries to teach them anything. This amazing drive and capacity to learn does not turn itself off when children reach five or six. But we turn it off with our coercive system of schooling.”

Thank

“and there’s strong evidence that this is causing psychological damage to many of them.”
real glad we’re just learning this now 

information that shocks literally no one who’s under 30

Education is a good example of why the assumption that adults are always right is harmful. The kids in school instinctively know that it’s harming them,although they may not understand how or be able to put it into words. Meanwhile, the adults who believe school to be necessary do so not because of evidence, but because it’s been drilled into their heads that that is the “mature” way of thinking.

monobeartheater:

metalliccolouredtitan:

gallopingtormaunt:

breastmilkontherocks:

"Children are required to be in school, where their freedom is greatly restricted, far more than most adults would tolerate in their workplaces. In recent decades we’ve been compelling them to spend ever more time in this kind of setting, and there’s strong evidence that this is causing psychological damage to many of them. And as scientists have investigated how children naturally learn, they’ve realized that kids do so most deeply and fully, and with greatest enthusiasm, in conditions that are almost opposite to those of school….
Most people assume that the basic design of today’s schools emerged from scientific evidence about how children learn. But nothing could be further from the truth.
Schools as we know them today are a product of history, not research.

….
Research has shown that people of all ages learn best when they are self-motivated, pursuing answers to questions that reflect their personal interests and achieving goals that they’ve set for themselves. Under such conditions, learning is usually joyful.
The evidence for all of this is obvious to anyone who’s watched a child grow from infancy to school age. Through their own efforts, children figure out how to walk, run, jump, and climb. They learn from scratch their native language, and with that, they learn to assert their will, argue, amuse, annoy, befriend, charm, and ask questions.
….

They do all of this before anyone, in any systematic way, tries to teach them anything.
This amazing drive and capacity to learn does not turn itself off when children reach five or six. But we turn it off with our coercive system of schooling.”

Thank

and there’s strong evidence that this is causing psychological damage to many of them.”

real glad we’re just learning this now 

information that shocks literally no one who’s under 30

Education is a good example of why the assumption that adults are always right is harmful. The kids in school instinctively know that it’s harming them,although they may not understand how or be able to put it into words. Meanwhile, the adults who believe school to be necessary do so not because of evidence, but because it’s been drilled into their heads that that is the “mature” way of thinking.

The problem is not with the basic academic conception of intersectionality, but it’s also not simply a matter of dumb people throwing their weight behind a concept they don’t understand. The problem is that intersectionality was an idea introduced into a field in which the idea of “epistemic advantage,” wherein “disprivileged” people are assumed to have insight into the experiences and motivations of “privileged” people that the “privileged” do not have towards the “disprivileged,” already had heavy traction.

Intersectionality on its own is a perfectly good idea. Epistemic advantage is a really bad one, since blind spots are multidirectional and insight does not flow downward along class gradients. But intersectionality plus epistemic advantage makes for a combination that’s downright terrible. They lead to a condition where those who are regarded as privileged are not afforded the right to speak for themselves, and people regarded as the most disprivileged are afforded the right to speak for everyone else, and people will fight bitterly to establish their identity as disprivileged in order to merit a voice in the conversation.

 - /u/mercurylant

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semper-spes-est:

freebroccoli:

semper-spes-est:

redbloodedamerica:

Never forget.

The smallest throne for insanity.

I’d rather insane people be left on small thrones than be given great ones.

I’d rather heed the sincerity of groups meant to prevent both outcomes.

You’re free to heed whomever you wish. Just don’t stop me from doing the same.

semper-spes-est:

freebroccoli:

semper-spes-est:

redbloodedamerica:

Never forget.

The smallest throne for insanity.

I’d rather insane people be left on small thrones than be given great ones.

I’d rather heed the sincerity of groups meant to prevent both outcomes.

You’re free to heed whomever you wish. Just don’t stop me from doing the same.

ordnungsokonomik:

I’m gradually losing my emotional investment in the fate of the world. Where I used to get angry now I just say “WHAT” and start laughing.

semper-spes-est:

redbloodedamerica:

Never forget.

The smallest throne for insanity.

I’d rather insane people be left on small thrones than be given great ones.

semper-spes-est:

redbloodedamerica:

Never forget.

The smallest throne for insanity.

I’d rather insane people be left on small thrones than be given great ones.

just a thought regarding your last post. It's funny how social justice types are all for judging people based on their character and not their colour… unless of course it's them using appearance and skin colour to assess privilege. Stereotypes are bad but if you're white they have you all figured out apparently.

talking-fedora:

The amount of doublethink required to agree with them is staggering.

If you look at the sidebar descriptions on the SJ blogs, you’ll see information about their race, sex, gender, disabilities, sexuality, - everything they say that they don’t want you to judge them by.

Now look at a normal person’s description: age, job, place of residence, fandoms, quirky traits - the things that make them unique individuals.