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originally posted by: strongfp
a reply to: dfnj2015
She mentions the bourgeois in a way that only someone who not only A) Read and understood the Communist manifesto, and relate that to all of marx's work, but B) can relate to the subject in a modern way.
She's either not 14, a young political genius who spends all her time scouring neo - politico websites and forums, or was reading from a script. Judging from the cutting in and out, she's reading from some sort of script and had help.
originally posted by: dfnj2015
a reply to: Xcalibur254
She's pretty entertaining. The Muslim comment at the end about raping the 9 year old girl was funny. But I think there's something wrong with her way of thinking. She claims the leftist are the ones forcing political correctness down here throat. How is what the leftist are doing any different than her own views in what she considers to be absolute truth? It's no different. She claims to be no different but she is just as bad as everything she is outraged against.
She implicitly claims to be intellectually honest and thinking for herself but I wonder. First and foremost we need to learn to think for ourselves by not concentrating on who is speaking but concentrate more what someone is saying. But she seems to be attacking the messenger just as much as she is claiming the left is attacking her. So can we just agree it is best never to attack the messenger as the political correctness people have been saying?
The other thing is thinking your own opinions are facts. Everyone has their own dogma. Everyone has their own belief system. Dogmas are built on a set of assumptions or axioms that are accepted as being true without any evidence. For example, one axiom of a belief system could be, "government is evil". And another could be "Government is not the problem. The real problem is corporations making government's evil through lobbyists. " If we do not share another person's axioms then we will think what they say is insane. This is because every sentence we speak must be aligned with our personal set of axioms making up our own belief system. Otherwise our thoughts would not formulate making any sense to us. Judging thoughts based on axioms is the way the human language works.
Every person develops a different set of axioms based on their life experiences. Some axioms of course are shared. What is important to understand is there is nothing "wrong" with the way other people think. People just have different life experiences. It is very valuable to try to understand the way other people think by identifying their axioms. Axioms are like clothing. Sometimes we have to try it on to see how it looks and feels to appreciate it. It is also important to be aware of our own axioms so we can better understand the source of our bigotries and prejudices.
With this way of thinking about an axiomatic base human language then it becomes clear there is more than one way to think about politics. All political ideologies, as well as religions, are true by themselves but may be considered "wrong" relative to each other because people do not share the same set of axioms.
Everyone thinks their own way of thinking is the best way. Belief systems are important because they are the filter through which we experience our lives. Belief systems provide meaning and context for our actions. Our belief systems are the source of what compels us to act. This is why the leftists are so obsessed with "hate" speech because in their minds, they hold the axiom "hate thoughts lead to violent actions". The axiom is impossible to prove but this is why it is an axiom. It is accepted as being true without any proof. It is an assumption to a belief system.
It is important to respect other people's ways of thinking. When we idolize our own dogma as being superior to other people's then we lose our unity. Divided we fall. Just because someone doesn't share your own personal set of axioms does not mean the other person is worth less, should not be respected, or their vote should not be counted.
originally posted by: Xcalibur254
A 20-minute, unbroken, and hyperarticulate tirade ostensibly about ignoring criticism online, “Be Not Afraid” stars a high school freshman from the Bay Area who goes by the name Soph on YouTube. (She edits as well as scores the videos, which she says are comedic.) Through videos like these, she’s become a rising star — with more than 800,000 followers — in the universe of conspiracy theorists, racists, and demagogues that owes its big bang to YouTube.
The video platform for years has incentivized such content through algorithms favoring sensational videos, and, as recent reporting has revealed, has deliberately ignored toxic content as a growth strategy.
Soph’s scripts, which she says she writes with a collaborator, are familiar: a mix of hatred toward Muslims, anti-black racism, Byzantine fearmongering about pedophilia, tissue-thin incel evolutionary psychology, and reflexive misanthropy that could have been copied and pasted from a thousand different 4chan posts. Of course, it’s all presented in the terminally ironic style popularized by boundary-pushing comedy groups like the influential Million Dollar Extreme and adopted of late by white supremacist mass shooters in Christchurch and San Diego.
There's a lot of layers to this article so I'm not entirely sure where to start.
I'm appalled by the some of the messages this girl is disseminating to nearly a million users on a regular basis. And yet, she also comes across as an extremely intelligent young woman who has a better grasp on reality than most adults.
Are her more extreme views merely a hyperbolic tool used to drive home a deeper point? Or is it simply another example of a white supremacist co-opting meme culture to spread their message of hate?
I post this thread having never heard of Soph before reading this article. Based off of it though I think there are a few important conversations that can be had on here. On one level we can talk about Soph, her popularity, and the content of her videos. On another there's a discussion about the responsibility that sites like YouTube have to not only police their content but protect their younger users.
So have at it ATS. What are your views on this 14 year old girl that posts some pretty hateful stuff, while also exposing some deep truths, and has almost 1 million subscribers?
originally posted by: Ohanka
How dare she.
Clearly this 14 year old should be imprisoned in a reeducation through labour camp for her wrongthink.
The greatest monster since Joseph Goebbels, obviously.