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I want to live in a world that is a marketplace for ideas... Where everyone is busted for their bullshit all the time. - Penn Jillette

There has been a great deal said about Suey Park the creator of satire, and the 'White Liberal Media's' plot to distract the American audience from a conversation on privilege, and to destroy the last Asian woman with access to twitter.

What is Privilege?"

Simply put, some people are allowed to get away with certain things, while others are not. You may have a friend that gets away with things that you never could. Often times the reasons why are, Practice, Gravitas and/or Privilege.  Some Privilege is legislated, some is societal gender, race and social norms. Being a man, I don't often comment on feminism.  I tend to get my privilege checked, quite frequently, and sometimes quite aggressively.  So, I asked an ex-student of mine her thoughts on the #cancelcolbert twitter campaign.  She responded;

"Often white people seem to be under the mistaken impression that they somehow get to define racism. That is not accurate... "White people cannot define racism because oppression cannot and should not be defined by oppressors."

I then asked, "Am I an oppressor?" I qualified, and she responded;

"Oh, fuck yeah. Like, sorry, but yes, just by virtue of being a white person. Here's the thing, you're definitely an advocate for oppressed and marginalized groups, which is awesome, but it doesn't mean that you aren't complicit in their oppression. The idea is just that you have to acknowledge your privilege and use as a tool to end oppression. You're an oppressor, in many ways I am an oppressor. It's something we need to acknowledge and fight against. There's nothing inherently wrong with being white, or straight, or a man, or cis-genered, or whatever, but there's definitely something wrong with not using these positions of privilege and power in our society to advocate for oppressed and marginalized peoples."

I take her to mean that since i am identified by others as 'white', 'cis-gendered', even if I don't self define as white and cis isn't a gender. Sorry. 'Cis-Gender' is just a made up word that only exists to point a objecting finger at breeders, imo. Unless, someone personally identifies as Cis, to which I have no objection whatsoever.

#Youdoyou. <3

Anyways, as an individual, I must define myself. By defining myself, I must do so against what that which i am naturally; apathetic.  Because, in all of us, we have made a choice towards apathy or against it, if we are apathetic, we have made that choice to act apathetically. It is easy to act in bad faith.

Ms. Park expressed, "I'm tired of Asians being the cheep punchline". "White people don't get to define what racist is." She makes a valid point. People shouldn't have to look out at a television that presents stereotypes of your racial group, like this guy.  Then again, should Asian women get to define what it means to be Native American? White? Liberal? Male?  After all, Mr. Colbert doesn't see race, nor identify as either Liberal or White.  Why does Suey get to label Steven? Who gave Suey that privilege?

My main complaint with Suey is that she allowed her own personality to become the focus, instead of discussing Privilege. In making a personality of herself, she also drowned out Native Americans from the conversation about Native Americans, and Racism.  Further, there are legal precedent questions concerning human resources, if one were to take Suey Park seriously, which almost no one seems to do, including herself. "she never thought there was ever a real chance of the show getting canceled. But she wanted an apology, and came up with a hashtag that would get noticed." Then again, if she succeeded, that could have made her the single most hated person on the internet. Talking about playing with fire...

In her defense, I did some silly shit in my mid twenties, too. I helped coordinate a social media campaign that deposed my college president on my own personal judgement of his academic work was not up to par, and because he wanted the Heritage Foundation and Joe Bast to take over Shimer, and rename it Liberty Institute.

They failed, and went back to Texas.  What I realized is that social media is a incredibly powerful tool.  Social media is more powerful than money, because it's the brute force of the mob thrown as a Molotov cocktail into the master's chambers.  Truth deposes governments.  That is why the NSA is so afraid. They see what is going on in the middle east, and they are scared that people will wise up to the power of an articulate intelligent compassionate voices being raised.  Active Citizenship and Social Media can change the board, drastically.

We all do some silly things from time to time, and I will continue to do so, boldly, and in the digital age, our mistakes are ever more public. So, I feel a bit of sympathy for Ms. Park. I believe that she will at some time consider her own privilege, if not, it should probably be explained to her, politely and respectfully. After all, how else are we to learn?

Is it ironic that Ms. Park uses her  twitter privileges to demonize others based on their gender and race?  I think this is the point Mr. Zepp should have brought up, in his 'interview' instead of trying to score points, but alas.

Personally, I believe there is something objectionable about the way Ms. Park chose to make her argument.  

I used to respect and enjoy your work, @ColbertReport. Fuck you.—
Suey Park (@suey_park) March 27, 2014

It also must be said that Suey campaigns on, "Promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate", yet spends a good amount of time bashing white liberal men.

This is why some have called Suey a 'Professional Umbrage Taker'. Yet, there is something to be said for class.

Some of the Asian community has also seemed to object to the 22 year old undergrad, including the experts on all things Asian, #Tiwaneese Animators

Hopefully someday Suey Park will look outside herself, and realize there are more offensive things happening in the world than comedians like Steven Colbert, and if he is worst offense she's faced, she is much more privileged than most of the world. Hopefully someday she'll move off twitter, out of the dorm, and try her hand in the real world with something to lose, beside her U-pass. Or, she could focus her laser on subjects that deserve outrage:

#KochKills
#Moneyoutofpolitics
#sProbeScaliaHard (You could even get corporate sponsorship from this one! Tell me a butt plug company wouldn't enjoy their logo on that tweet?)

Or, for a Christmas suggestion: #PetCokefromKoch
Perhaps even an info-graphic... Petroleum Coke as a Christmas card from Koch Industries.  Give the big slag of cancer a elf hat, so everyone can get Koch Coal? Is no one clever anymore?

I'll leave on the words of Steve Hughes, "So what? Be offended. Nothing happens. You're a grown up. Deal with it... I live in a democracy, but I don't want to be offended. Well, you're an idiot."

 

Ms. Park, who claims she has a special talent for putting hash tags in front of words, unleashed a hailstorm of #cancelcolbert tweets..." - Taiwanese Animators

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  •  Tip Jar (2+ / 0-)
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    Might as well look up, you can see the bricks better that way.

    by Silky Humble on Tue Apr 01, 2014 at 03:28:55 PM PDT

  •  You had me at "boobies." (3+ / 0-)
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  •  That's bullsh*t (11+ / 0-)
    Like, sorry, but yes, just by virtue of being a white person. Here's the thing, you're definitely an advocate for oppressed and marginalized groups, which is awesome, but it doesn't mean that you aren't complicit in their oppression.
     So everyone who is white is an oppressor. What a load of racist sh*t.

    "The oppressors most powerful weapon is the mind of the oppressed." - Stephen Biko

    by gjohnsit on Tue Apr 01, 2014 at 03:41:51 PM PDT

    •  I don't think so (3+ / 0-)
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      he is simply stating that it is easy to be complicit without being aware that you are not that every white person is racist.

      This cosmic dance of bursting decadence and withheld permissions twists all our arms collectively, but if sweetness can win, and it can, then I'll still be here tomorrow to high-five you yesterday, my friend. Peace. ~The Gingerbread Man - Adventure Time

      by live2learn on Tue Apr 01, 2014 at 04:37:29 PM PDT

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      •  And because of nothing more (7+ / 0-)

        than the color of your skin, you are complicit.

        That's racist.

        "The oppressors most powerful weapon is the mind of the oppressed." - Stephen Biko

        by gjohnsit on Tue Apr 01, 2014 at 05:09:42 PM PDT

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        •  Um... No (2+ / 0-)
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          "You're an oppressor, in many ways I am an oppressor. It's something we need to acknowledge and fight against."

          In other words, we all have to be aware of how we oppress others, as we all have the potential to do so.

          Might as well look up, you can see the bricks better that way.

          by Silky Humble on Tue Apr 01, 2014 at 06:38:27 PM PDT

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          •  With such fleeting probability (0+ / 0-)

            that said "potential" is borderline negligible.

            Structural bigotry is an observable.  This postmodern, untestable bullshit about the individual complicity--on the other hand--is a shaming tactic.  And one that (let's face it) is routinely and widely mocked.

        •  You have a problem with the following: (1+ / 0-)
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          Like, sorry, but yes, just by virtue of being a white person. Here's the thing, you're definitely an advocate for oppressed and marginalized groups, which is awesome, but it doesn't mean that you aren't complicit in their oppression.
          To dispute this statement, you would have to believe that you are able to intellectually understand and feel, that which others have lived.  I've read many of your diaries, and while you are a thoughtful individual making efforts to be just and fair, surely you can't claim that your race does not influence your perceptions.  Take away the loaded term "oppressed" (you read as racist), and I doubt there's anything about this statement you would disagree with.

          "Because I am a river to my people."

          by lordcopper on Tue Apr 01, 2014 at 07:14:53 PM PDT

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          •  Ask Park if whites can ever "make up for it"... (0+ / 0-)

            Park's comment implies a collective guilt that--by her own definition--can never be overcome.

            I see little difference between

            You're [X] because you're white
            and
            You're [X] because you're black
            Both notions are little more than stereotypes. I don't think the argument holds water.

            The word "parent" is supposed to be a VERB, people...

            by wesmorgan1 on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 07:59:32 AM PDT

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            •  Oops - misattributed the quote... (0+ / 0-)

              I see that it was your ex-student who made that statement, not Park.  Mea culpa.

              The word "parent" is supposed to be a VERB, people...

              by wesmorgan1 on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 08:00:54 AM PDT

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            •  No, whites can't "make up for it". But many don't (1+ / 0-)
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              want to acknowledge that they have "benefited from it".

              "Because I am a river to my people."

              by lordcopper on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 08:40:15 AM PDT

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              •  I agree - but look at the original statement. (0+ / 0-)
                Oh, fuck yeah. Like, sorry, but yes, just by virtue of being a white person. Here's the thing, you're definitely an advocate for oppressed and marginalized groups, which is awesome, but it doesn't mean that you aren't complicit in their oppression.
                So, she seems to be saying that even a privileged person who "gets it"--who sees that they have benefited and is involved in advocacy to end the privilege--is still "complicit in their oppression." Now, she then immediately states:
                The idea is just that you have to acknowledge your privilege and use as a tool to end oppression.
                Then she flips back to:
                You're an oppressor, in many ways I am an oppressor. It's something we need to acknowledge and fight against.
                then goes back to:
                There's nothing inherently wrong with being white, or straight, or a man, or cis-genered, or whatever, but there's definitely something wrong with not using these positions of privilege and power in our society to advocate for oppressed and marginalized peoples.
                ...which seems to specifically contradict the first part of her statement.

                I completely agree with the last blockquoted portion, but the rest is a contradictory mess.

                The notion that any member of group [X] is somehow responsible for everything ever done by members of group [X] is indefensible. The absence of realization that one has benefited from privilege is NOT the same thing as being complicit in oppression.

                The word "parent" is supposed to be a VERB, people...

                by wesmorgan1 on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 09:05:57 AM PDT

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                •  I think you're being a lttle too sensitive, and (1+ / 0-)
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                  nitpicking, if I might add.  It's a very simple concept for any minority.  This statement

                  The notion that any member of group [X] is somehow responsible for everything ever done by members of group [X] is indefensible. The absence of realization that one has benefited from privilege is NOT the same thing as being complicit in oppression.
                  is a textbook argument whites use against people of color when this subject comes up.  As if to say,that because you "get it", your actions, beliefs, perceptions "never" contribute to your ancestors legacy of white supremacy. And anyone who points that out is somehow the real racist.  

                  "Because I am a river to my people."

                  by lordcopper on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 01:52:09 PM PDT

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                  •  Nope, I haven't levelled that charge at anyone. (1+ / 0-)
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                    Please don't put words in my mouth; I haven't accused anyone of being "the real racist," nor will I do so.

                    To get away from accusations of nitpicking--**grin**--let's just focus on the opening sentence:

                    Oh, fuck yeah. Like, sorry, but yes, just by virtue of being a white person. Here's the thing, you're definitely an advocate for oppressed and marginalized groups, which is awesome, but it doesn't mean that you aren't complicit in their oppression.
                    "Complicit" describes an act, not a passive state born of ignorance. One is complicit if one is aware of a crime or wrong AND fails to act on that knowledge.

                    So, if a privileged person IS "definitely an advocate for oppressed and marginalized groups", then they are NOT failing to act on the knowledge of their privilege, and thus cannot POSSIBLY be "complicit in their oppression."

                    Taken at face value, the speaker is setting up a no-win situation.

                    I'll certainly agree that those who don't understand that they have benefited from white privilege are ignorant, and that those who reject the notion that they've benefited are quite likely to be living in denial, but the notion that a privileged person who is actively working against that privilege is still "complicit in oppression" strikes me as complete hooey.

                    The word "parent" is supposed to be a VERB, people...

                    by wesmorgan1 on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 07:18:15 PM PDT

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                    •  People are human, and as such are subject to (1+ / 0-)
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                      human weaknesses.  All of us, no matter how egalitarian, are subject to "cultural blind spots" (I have come to grips with mine over the years).  Those blind spots shape our perception of the wider world.  I can easily see a situation where a privileged person working against said privilege is at times "complicit" in oppression.  As I commented earlier, I have had this conversation with friends before (and friends have called me on the carpet as well).  And a certain amount of defensiveness and "entitlement" is always a part of the conversation.

                      "Because I am a river to my people."

                      by lordcopper on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 08:29:56 PM PDT

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                      •  So, then... (0+ / 0-)

                        ...in your perspective, when does an individual sufficently atone for the "sins of his father"?  The original speaker suggested that all whites are actively complicit in oppression, and you've invoked the "ancestors legacy of white supremacy."

                        I don't think it "defensive" or "entitled" to suggest that I be judged by my own words and actions. That's how I try to treat everyone, so that's how I'd like to be treated.

                        Yes, we all have blind spots and make mistakes--I certainly have a nice, long list--but that applies to ALL of us. Changing the focus from (paraphrasing) "all whites are active oppressors" to "well, sooner or later even a white person who rejects their privilege and works against it will do something to draw upon their legacy of white supremacy" is weak sauce.

                        I'll leave you with this thought - if you want reconciliation, all parties must have room in which to reconcile. When all whites are thrown into the "oppressor" bucket by default, there is no such room--no room in whcih to look at the individual's words and actions--so how can we ever get there?

                        Thanks for the conversation.

                        The word "parent" is supposed to be a VERB, people...

                        by wesmorgan1 on Thu Apr 03, 2014 at 07:08:01 AM PDT

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                        •  You asked (0+ / 0-)
                          ...in your perspective, when does an individual sufficently atone for the "sins of his father"?  The original speaker suggested that all whites are actively complicit in oppression, and you've invoked the "ancestors legacy of white supremacy."
                          The answer is never.  You can't atone for the sins of another.  Just try to be honest.  Not perfect, honest.  That means recognizing the effects of oppression, even when you're called out for perpetuating it.  Try to engage in an honest conversation without getting defensive and engaging in hyperbole.

                          You also wrote

                          I'll leave you with this thought - if you want reconciliation, all parties must have room in which to reconcile. When all whites are thrown into the "oppressor" bucket by default, there is no such room--no room in whcih to look at the individual's words and actions--so how can we ever get there?
                          Are you sure you want to reconcile?  Or would you simply prefer that I forget?  The former is a laudable goal, the latter, not so much.

                          "Because I am a river to my people."

                          by lordcopper on Thu Apr 03, 2014 at 02:00:17 PM PDT

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                •  "I'm an opressor too". (0+ / 0-)

                  expressing that everyone always has the opportunity to be an oppressor if they don't check their privilege.

                  Might as well look up, you can see the bricks better that way.

                  by Silky Humble on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 10:57:31 PM PDT

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                  •  Agreed! it's just that... (0+ / 0-)

                    ...I prefer not to make the assumption/accusation in advance.

                    If I'm to criticize OR be criticized, I prefer it to be in terms of words and actions (or lack thereof), instead of some stereotypical default label.

                    We can't achieve equality or reconciliation until we assess and address each other as individuals - and this kind of prejudicial labeling works against both.

                    The word "parent" is supposed to be a VERB, people...

                    by wesmorgan1 on Thu Apr 03, 2014 at 01:23:07 PM PDT

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    •  Hopefully now I made my point more clearly (0+ / 0-)

      Thank you for your comments.  I believe the errors were mine.  Sometimes in the rush to be current, we skip necessary editing.
      My bad.

      Might as well look up, you can see the bricks better that way.

      by Silky Humble on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 10:53:51 PM PDT

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  •  I think I get what Colbert was doing (10+ / 0-)

    pointing out the inherent hypocrisy of starting a "foundation" for a minority group while supporting a racist slur, which is what Dan Snyder is doing with his attempt to bribe the Native American community into dropping their opposition to the Washington football team name.

    But it's a volatile subject -- words hurt.

    I certainly wouldn't cancel Stephen Colbert after this incident -- but if some people choose not to watch for a while, that's their choice.

    There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

    by Cali Scribe on Tue Apr 01, 2014 at 04:37:08 PM PDT

  •  So Ms. Park was fine with Colbert making fun (5+ / 0-)

    of blacks, gays, Hispanics, and probably even Asians before she took one of his show's line out of context?

    I used to respect and enjoy your work, @ColbertReport. Fuck you.—Suey Park (@suey_park) March 27, 2014
    Umm, yeah, that's TOTALLY Colbert's fault. Totally.

    Food processed to be nothing more than simple starches with two dozen flavorings and stabilizers added to make it appear to be food isn't "food". It's "feed" -- what you give to livestock to fatten them up for slaughter.

    by ontheleftcoast on Tue Apr 01, 2014 at 05:47:26 PM PDT

  •  I'd be interested to know how Ms. Park (3+ / 0-)
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    would respond to something like this: http://www.theonion.com/...

  •  I should sympathize with Ms Park WHY (1+ / 0-)
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    again?

    'Cause, you know, it's all about whose ox is being gored.
    Not hers, in fact.

    Manufactured poutrage.

    LBJ, Van Cliburn, Ike, Wendy Davis, Lady Bird, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

    by BlackSheep1 on Tue Apr 01, 2014 at 07:58:00 PM PDT

    •  It's about "creating space" for (1+ / 0-)
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      conversations and being a trustworthy ally.  And don't expect anyone to enact the labor to set you on the right path when you start mansplaining from your towering position of privilege.

      In fact, nevermind.  You'll never get it.

    •  You Should Sympathize with her because... (0+ / 0-)

      She is a human being who is capable of being wrong and misinformed and hasn't done anything that deserves hate. &xC5;

      She just took the bold step and put her misinformatio out there for the internet to fact check.  We all have our own intellectual Hindenburgs.  I've had mine, believe me.  

      She could just as easily be your daughter, sister, friend, or student. Why not sympathize with all humans that are at very least trying to do good?

      She at very least cares, which is more than we can say for most people.

      Might as well look up, you can see the bricks better that way.

      by Silky Humble on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 11:01:43 PM PDT

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      •  because, Silky Humble, I find her untrustworthy (0+ / 0-)

        just as I find Sarah Palin untrustworthy.

        I don't for a moment think she's "trying to do good".

        Ergo, I don't believe I should find her a sympathetic character.

        LBJ, Van Cliburn, Ike, Wendy Davis, Lady Bird, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

        by BlackSheep1 on Thu Apr 03, 2014 at 12:01:13 AM PDT

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  •  If you want to meet racists (3+ / 0-)
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    Take a trip to Asia sometimes. As a group, Asians are just as racist as Caucasians. Ask someone in Japan how the really feel about Koreans or Chinese. Same with Africa, except there it's more about tribes or religion. Think Hutus and Tutsis in Rwanda. Any place you have a group of people with a large majority of the population you are going to encounter racism and prejudice. I think it must be something in the DNA of humans not to trust strangers or 'others who are different'. At one time the trait was probably useful for survival, but not so much anymore. I think most people have these tendencies buried deep down in the psychic and have to work at not acting on them. Some people more so than others. I imaging it will take a few thousand more years to weed this trait out.  

    •  Short version: (3+ / 0-)
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      On a planet of 6 billion people, there's loads of prickishness and bigotry you ain't even heard of yet.

    •  Yeah, and teh Blacks, too. (0+ / 0-)

      Called some white guys "crackers".

      These people have a lot of nerve complaining about others.

      Boo-hoo.

      /s

      No one is coming to save us, the future is in our hands.

      by koNko on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 05:16:24 AM PDT

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      •  You think that's snark? (1+ / 0-)
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        My daughter plays basketball for a small college in a neighboring state.  Last fall, I attended her first game with the team, a scrimmage for which they took the floor against a team from a nearby college whose enrollment is majority African-American.

        Early in the game, she challenged an opponent's shot. One of the members of the opposing men's team (who were sitting as a group; theirs was the second game of the night), stood up and yelled, "Cracker trying to jump!" This met with hoots of approval from his teammates.

        So, you tell me - should throwing racial slurs against someone you've never met get a free pass?

        The word "parent" is supposed to be a VERB, people...

        by wesmorgan1 on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 07:46:18 AM PDT

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  •  Josh Zepps is a clueless dick (0+ / 0-)

    If you ask me, he did a great job of underlining what Parks was saying. Dude, you are your own worst enemy - report to the Toto Washlett and stick your head in.

    I haven't seen Huffington Post for a really long time, but if Zepps is an indicator of how far it has fallen, I have to say they exceeded my expectations for mediocrity.

    But, ahem, I have to admit he represents a certain demographic element of liberal bogs these days.

    No one is coming to save us, the future is in our hands.

    by koNko on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 05:11:27 AM PDT

  •  But Park is mistaken. (0+ / 0-)

    She doesn't understand satire: I read this on Daily Kos more than one hundred times (at least 50 times by one user) so absolutely it must be true.

    Waiting for her retraction on YouTube.

    No one is coming to save us, the future is in our hands.

    by koNko on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 05:20:08 AM PDT

    •  I agree, kinda. (0+ / 0-)

      She is a young privileged affluent girl who complains that she has it really bad and tried to ride Colbert's coat tails.  She doesn't have the talent to get recognized herself, at least not yet. Time will tell.
      She has a lot of interesting things to say.  When I started this blog out, I just wanted to bash her. The more I listened to her in different places, the more she partially won me over to her argument.  

      She is dead wrong about Colbert. I think that we should all be able to laugh about race, like Red Skeleton and Richard Pryor did, but that is just me.

      Just because she doesn't 'get it' doesn't mean that we can't use her as our asian sidekick. :P Jk.

      She is an opinionated person. I respect that. She should be shown respect, even if we violently disagree with her. She's just a kid. Don't pick on kids. Pick on assholes like Steven Seagal.

      Might as well look up, you can see the bricks better that way.

      by Silky Humble on Tue Apr 08, 2014 at 11:12:04 AM PDT

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  •  Can we stop wasting out time with this? n/t (0+ / 0-)

    It's not the side effects of the cocaine/I'm thinking that it must be love

    by Rich in PA on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 06:39:03 AM PDT

  •  Hmmm... (0+ / 0-)
    And by defining myself, I must do so against what that which i am naturally; apathetic.  Because, in all of us, we have made a choice towards apathy, if we are apathetic, we have made the choice to act apathetic. It is easy to be lazy.
    I would suggest that, given what we know of both entropy and inertia, the universe is made to "be lazy."

    The word "parent" is supposed to be a VERB, people...

    by wesmorgan1 on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 07:48:39 AM PDT

    •  Yet, It is also expanding and complicating (0+ / 0-)

      Look at any species, idea, activity, artistic movement... evolution.

      As a species being, even IF the universe is made to 'be lazy', we are not.  The lazy ones get picked off by the lions, so we either learn, evolve or die.

      To make the same argument towards social concepts.  Isn't it necessary to consider what it means for you to act accordingly to you, and the ramifications thereof?

      That is what privilege discusses.

      I'm not a feminist, but it's an interesting concept hidden in the mud that is the pseudo-religious cult of personalities.

      We all have a different amount of privilege, isn't that interesting to consider?

      Might as well look up, you can see the bricks better that way.

      by Silky Humble on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 05:03:57 PM PDT

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