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Ending the "Snowflake" and Name Calling Paradigm

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posted on Jun, 10 2016 @ 06:15 PM
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a reply to: AccessDenied

We have to be willing to draw lines.

I honest was thinking about making a thread about asking lesser active members and lurkers to become more active so we can get more diversity on thought and less emotional knee jerking and snowflakeyness.




posted on Jun, 10 2016 @ 06:16 PM
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a reply to: awareness10

I would show you a pic, but it's difficult to do so when you are using an I-pad.

edit on 10/6/16 by Cobaltic1978 because: Where did that k come from?



posted on Jun, 10 2016 @ 06:17 PM
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Anymore words I shouldn't use because it offends you?

The OP is getting a taste of what it's like being on the opposite end of the coin.

I think the anti-SJW are getting as annoying as the people their rallying against.
Kinda like how I view militant atheists.





posted on Jun, 10 2016 @ 06:17 PM
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a reply to: Cobaltic1978

I still think hawking's left ear looks different in the new photo from the old one.

But yes that was rather silly that people were offended by it.

People need to be offended more by the way the corrupt Govts keeps screwing up.



posted on Jun, 10 2016 @ 06:18 PM
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I think I prefer "snowflake" to rotten commie, socialist, homo scum.



posted on Jun, 10 2016 @ 06:18 PM
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a reply to: rupertg

I dont find it offensive I mean come on...

The level of conversation Ive been having the last 2 months is lower than what I'm used to here and this is partly why.


edit on 6/10/2016 by onequestion because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 10 2016 @ 06:18 PM
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originally posted by: awareness10
a reply to: Cobaltic1978

I still think hawking's left ear looks different in the new photo from the old one.

But yes that was rather silly that people were offended by it.

People need to be offended more by the way the corrupt Govts keeps screwing up.


I concur, but in the main we are Sheeple, so it's easier to follow fellow Sheeple.



posted on Jun, 10 2016 @ 06:19 PM
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originally posted by: olaru12
I think I prefer "snowflake" to rotten commie, socialist, homo scum.



Why?

That's the best label ever.



posted on Jun, 10 2016 @ 06:23 PM
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originally posted by: Cobaltic1978
a reply to: awareness10

I would show you a pic, but it's difficult to do so when you are using an I-pad.


ah yes so This is what they call 'jazz hands'.



Funny you know, this PC trend. To me, jazz hands look just like what a Criminal does before he's arrested.

JAZZ HANDS



posted on Jun, 10 2016 @ 06:25 PM
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originally posted by: onequestion
a reply to: rupertg

The level of conversation Ive been having the last 2 months is lower than what I'm used to here and this is partly why.



Then stop being part of the problem.

You're just as responsible for the sophomoric partisan bickering as anyone else.



posted on Jun, 10 2016 @ 06:25 PM
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originally posted by: onequestion
a reply to: AccessDenied

We have to be willing to draw lines.

I honest was thinking about making a thread about asking lesser active members and lurkers to become more active so we can get more diversity on thought and less emotional knee jerking and snowflakeyness.

Only lines you can draw are to stop responding to it. Can't tell people how to post, and everyone has their own opinion of it and will obviously voice it. Coaxing lesser active members and lurkers into a debate like this could go either way. Likely they post infrequently if at all because they don't want to be called a snowflake.
Damn I've been here for almost a decade and still shy away from getting my head bit off in a thread.
And Cobaltic...if you feel the need to call me out on that..it's MS. CANADIAN SNOWFLAKE to you...



posted on Jun, 10 2016 @ 06:26 PM
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a reply to: Liquesence

Why don't you check my last five threads and get back to me.



posted on Jun, 10 2016 @ 06:29 PM
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I read your threads and your posts.

Hence my comment.

"Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?"



posted on Jun, 10 2016 @ 06:31 PM
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a reply to: onequestion

This really is ironic.

You made a rant on May 29th saying it's wrong to police other people's language. You even made reference to Orwells 1984. EXACTLY what you're trying to do with this thread.



posted on Jun, 10 2016 @ 06:36 PM
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The word "snowflake", besides being a meaningless term outside of discussions regarding snow, has become a go-to insult for those who cannot insult any better. That's why we don't use these ridiculous terms in the first place, because 1) they a aren't true nor apt uses of the term, and 2) they can always be used by the ones they were originally supposed to be directed at.

If you want to insult someone properly, even beautifully, without the seductions and traps of nounism, tell the truth about him. Modify the noun with adjectives, or use metaphors, but never change the noun to another one.
edit on 10-6-2016 by LesMisanthrope because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 10 2016 @ 06:36 PM
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originally posted by: awareness10
a reply to: Cobaltic1978

hell i don't even know what jazz hands are lol. really im serious.





posted on Jun, 10 2016 @ 06:37 PM
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originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
The word "snowflake", besides being a meaningless term outside of discussions regarding snow, has become a go-to insult for those who cannot insult any better. That's why we don't use these ridiculous terms in the first place, because 1) they a aren't true nor apt uses of the term, and 2) they can always be used by the ones they were originally supposed to be directed at.

If you want to want to insult someone properly, even beautifully, without the seductions and traps of nounism, tell the truth about him. Modify the noun with adjectives, or use metaphors, but never change the noun to another one.





posted on Jun, 10 2016 @ 06:38 PM
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a reply to: Stormdancer777

Is it an inside joke?



posted on Jun, 10 2016 @ 06:39 PM
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A person can't have an epiphany? One sees something, maybe even part of the problem but "sees the light"? Why is he being attacked? Because of his message? Or because of his past?



posted on Jun, 10 2016 @ 06:40 PM
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originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
a reply to: Stormdancer777

Is it an inside joke?


I am applauding your post


edit on 10-6-2016 by Stormdancer777 because: (no reason given)







 
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