The Honk pill (Clown World)

infinitejest

Sparrow
Sacramento Kings play-by-play announcer Grant Napear resigned after the team placed him on administrative leave for his "controversial" comments aka he was given the opportunity to save face by not being fired. He said "ALL LIVES MATTER...EVERY SINGLE ONE!" We truly live in clown world 2020 where they have turned a completely innocuous statement into a term of "white supremacy and racism" because it supposedly delegitimatizes "Black Lives Matter."

What insane double speak must be going on in the leftie's head to actually believe that "All Lives Matter" is a racist statement and a fireable offense. Note: the guy is a bit of a blowhard and has a history with the player who goaded him into replying and he should have just kept his mouth shut, but he's been with the team for ages and is one of the best announcers in the business and probably thought he was immune. Well, let this be a warning to anyone in this day and age with conservative or non insane views. They hate you. They hate that you don't think the way that they do, and they want to punish you for it. Keep your mouth shut, nod your head in agreement, and change the subject if anyone at work asks you your political views.

The tweet in question:
 

Batman_

Kingfisher
If true, the indoctrination start young.

Ya know, I'm really surprised there are basically zero "tradcon" type of teenagers nowadays. I mean, it's natural for many teenagers to rebel against their parents and mainstream society, so to me a tradcon seems like a natural opposition to the globohomo ideology. There are clearly some who are clearly anti-PC, pro-capitalism, etc and go against the grain of society, but they seem exceedingly rare.

But based on my limited observations it semes like kids either straight up don't rebel, or worse they "rebel" by doubling down on all the bullshit and trying to outshine others with even more virtue signalling and radical leftist beliefs. Maybe it will happen with the newer generations ie children of millenials.
 

kel

Pelican
There are some public ones, and allegedly zoomers are "the most conservative generation ever" according to whatever handwringing outlet writes that kinda stuff, but I think that's just because "conservative" now means "not so hot on the idea of doing medical experimentation on three year olds". In any event, you don't see more because it's social and, increasingly, economic death to do so. A 16 year old who tweets out anything even slightly diverging from the approved narrative just kissed his college and employment prospects goodbye.
 

CynicalContrarian

Owl
Gold Member
I started the Clown World thread, yet even this one nigh on hurt my brain...


Amid the turmoil of Covid, unsurprisingly, oracular thinkers of the home and household are suddenly in high demand. I have received a dozen requests myself, for comment on the future of domestic arrangements, post-pandemic. This is because, in March 2019, the leftist publishing house Verso Books launched my book Full Surrogacy Now, a call for “the gestational commune,” which I hoped might contribute to a revival of queer utopianism inspired by the Marxist rallying cry “Abolish the family.”

Our idea is to rethink presently existing family forms; this means, to quote [Michelle] O’Brien, “preservation and emancipation of the genuine love and care proletarian people have found with each other in the midst of hardship: the fun and joy of eroticism; the intimacy of parenting and romance.”

@CriticallyTouch
Replying to @thenation
I did not think it was possible to fit every lazy Twitter cliche inside a single tweet. Well done.
https://twitter.com/CriticallyTouch
 

Lazuli Waves

Woodpecker

I think it's fine to talk about nuclear family vs. extended family (i.e. should parents be put in nursing homes), but this is not that. Most of this is just horribly written word salad.


The principle that a child has only one or two real parents goes unchallenged, as does the principle that people should live in atomized car-dependent boxes, each kitted out with its own kitchen and laundry, with extremely few companions, ideally linked by some fiction of “blood” or biological identity. We can do better than these non-critiques. What the unfolding of Covid-19 in the United States makes more palpable, among other things—is that the family, as the property logic and mode of social reproduction central to capitalism—is killing us.

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Amid the turmoil of Covid, unsurprisingly, oracular thinkers of the home and household are suddenly in high demand. I have received a dozen requests myself, for comment on the future of domestic arrangements, post-pandemic. This is because, in March 2019, the leftist publishing house Verso Books launched my book Full Surrogacy Now, a call for “the gestational commune,” which I hoped might contribute to a revival of queer utopianism inspired by the Marxist rallying cry “Abolish the family.”

Indeed, for several years now, together with a number of other trans-liberationist Marxists and mothers—notably Michelle O’Brien, Kate Doyle-Griffiths, Madeline Lane-McKinley, and Jules Joanne GleesonI have been doing my best to raise the profile again of that old dream “family abolition,” to clarify what it is and isn’t, and to restore the private (repro-normative or patriarchal) nuclear household to its proper place as the principal object of feminist and queer radical critique. And here, critique really means critique: recognition that the family as we know it is, simultaneously, an anti-queer factory for producing productive workers, rife with power asymmetries and violence, and the sole source of love, care, and protection against the brutalization of the police, the market, work, and racism, many of us have got.

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The effect of our efforts on the culture has been difficult to gauge. For my part, I was most surprised not by the antipathy but by the surprise that greeted our immodest proposal, in all but a few tiny pockets of the left. In the 19th century, as well as the sex-liberationist 1970s, to call for abolishing the family in favor of the classless poly-maternal commune was a common anticapitalist practice. In 1892, for example, Karl Kautsky was vexed that “one of the most widespread prejudices against socialism rests upon the notion that it proposes to abolish the family.” The extent of contemporary socialists’ institutional amnesia about this controversy, via the quashing of the radical imagination in the ’80s, is something I had underestimated.

Yet, besides incredulity, ridicule, and heated opposition (some of it from the white-nationalist far right), the message of “feminism against the family” has also faced a more insidious response.
Namely, there has been a centrist embrace of a superficial critique of the nuclear family; this recuperation of supposedly “anti-family” discourse utterly defangs our tenets. It’s important to identify what this new strain of nuclear-family critique actually calls for—and why it isn’t enough.

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All right. But who is this “we”? I agree that “the nuclear family” is more a disciplinary image (an image of self-reproducing whiteness) than it is a lived reality. In fact, I sometimes give Full Family Now as an alternative title for my book, for this reason, and talk about “the dialectic of real families against The Family”—in particular, of colonized kin against the colonial state. However, it is one thing to notice that what one had thought were supports—commodified and not—propping up one’s family are in fact integral to its functioning. It is another to recognize that this disciplinary image elevates some lives while devaluing others, and therefore needs to be abolished.

We can look to the expected places to see the human cost of government health departments’ making a norm of the private nuclear household: to working-class and sex-working communities, queer and trans communities, and black communities, where children tend to circulate between homes in “constellations.” In The Nation, Dani McLain recently outlined how black co-parents are “adapting self-quarantine guidelines to their own situations.” Nevertheless, black Americans are by far the hardest hit by the pandemic, and the most violently brutalized by the police for defying stay-at-home directives. The nuclear family is rarer in black America, partly because it does not support black thriving, having been explicitly installed in America (as Hortense Spillers showed decades ago in “Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe”) to distinguish whites from chattel slaves, for white supremacist purposes. During this 21st century pandemic, then, the very source of marginalized groups’ survival in the wake of slavery—their counter-familial kinning strategies and generational overlap across multiple homes—seems to have confounded the biopolitical rationality of the medical authorities, leading to institutional neglect, and a tragic body count.

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With every act of Covid-era solidarity among strangers, with every expropriation of a hotel to shelter the evicted or the sick, every anti-deportation action, every prison protest, it becomes clearer: “Family values” are not what’s called for in this situation. “Treat your neighbors as family” is a popular and well-meaning sentiment (it is also the slogan of David Brooks’s “social fabric project,” Weave™). It happens to be utterly wrong. If we want to make it into the next century as a species worthy of the name “human,” we will have to do much better than that. Be it as a biologistic ideology, a fiction of political economy, or a metaphor, it is blindingly obvious: Family is failing us. If anything, after Covid, we must never treat each other “like family” again. We must treat each other, instead, with all the tenderness and responsibility due to strangers or, dare I say, comrades.
 

Rush87

Ostrich
^Knowing that the Babylon Bee's owners sold due to Facebook influence/overreach, the rainbow colours are more than just a little subversive.
 

Athanasius

Kingfisher
^Knowing that the Babylon Bee's owners sold due to Facebook influence/overreach, the rainbow colours are more than just a little subversive.
It says "Please don't flood us." It's using the rainbow within their logo not to celebrate pride but to note its meaning in Christian theology-- God's covenantal promise in Genesis to not flood the world again.
 

Rush87

Ostrich
It says "Please don't flood us." It's using the rainbow within their logo not to celebrate pride but to note its meaning in Christian theology-- God's covenantal promise in Genesis to not flood the world again.
Of all the possible choices they choose one which they know has such overwhelming connotations in current society.

As a savvy satirist, they would be well aware of the fact that the rainbow colors will only serve to normalize the LGBT community within their audience. Remember, The Bee only has the reach that it has on social media platforms because it's allowed to.
 

Athanasius

Kingfisher
Of all the possible choices they choose one which they know has such overwhelming connotations in current society.

As a savvy satirist, they would be well aware of the fact that the rainbow colors will only serve to normalize the LGBT community within their audience. Remember, The Bee only has the reach that it has on social media platforms because it's allowed to.
It says right on the Bee's logo to not flood us. They are tweaking the left. Ken Ham, the creationist the left hates who runs the Ark Encounter and the Creation Museum in Kentucky, started some of this two years ago when he began lighting up the Noah's Ark replica, infuriating the usual suspects. Read the linked article for more of his reasoning.

I don't trust the Bee on everything, particularly when it comes to them being non-critical of Baptist egalitarians like Beth Moore, but on this topic I think they are innocent.
 

Rush87

Ostrich
It says right on the Bee's logo to not flood us. They are tweaking the left. Ken Ham, the creationist the left hates who runs the Ark Encounter and the Creation Museum in Kentucky, started some of this two years ago when he began lighting up the Noah's Ark replica, infuriating the usual suspects. Read the linked article for more of his reasoning.

I don't trust the Bee on everything, particularly when it comes to them being non-critical of Baptist egalitarians like Beth Moore, but on this topic I think they are innocent.
They could potentially be trying to subvert the left, but I think they need to make that more obvious to the reader (I.E: Add a higher percentage of articles clarifying to make it a meme) otherwise they'll just be creating the immediate connotation that gay's okay.
 
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