GlangSnorrisson

GlangSnorrisson wrote (edited )

I think a lot of leftists and progressives in the US are raised with all kinds of notions of “progress” including scientific and technological progress. Often from watching too much science fiction without any critical thought. Thus you get all kinds of silly memes about “post-scarcity luxury communism” etc.

When you try to question that entire conception of the world, they inevitably flail and react with hostility.

I’ve also found that some people, white men especially, tend to fall down these techbro rabbit holes (crypto is one of the worst offenders in my experience), which often makes everything way worse.

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GlangSnorrisson wrote (edited )

I don’t comment much on here these days but I wanted to mention I always appreciate your insights.

Also your second point definitely resonates with me as far as face-to-face interactions go. I’ve found that when you pull the ideological rug from under someone’s feet and genuinely challenge the framework through which they understand the world, lashing out is the most common immediate reaction.

They might change their minds later of course, but they’re going to be shitty in the moment.

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GlangSnorrisson wrote

So I have no interest in defending ridiculous accusations from reds, but this response rubbed me the wrong way and here’s why:

  1. Someone being concerned about their access to life-improving medication and then being met with “whatabout insulin (or insert other med that is shamefully unavailable to many)” isn’t a particularly coherent exchange. Especially in this case where the average red would tell you “no shit, everyone should have access to the meds they need”.

  2. I’m always annoyed when I see this kind of (again, ridiculous) accusation being taken at face value rather than having the underlying assumptions/beliefs critiqued (medicalisation of transness, failure to understand disability etc.)

Nothing personally against you, but my brain wouldn’t stop itching until I’d written out some kind of response.

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GlangSnorrisson wrote

Afaik most modern-day conspiracy theories (in the West/Global North at least) are based off of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, an old antisemtic propaganda piece. Basically every conspiracy about a shadowy group of “elites” doing evil stuff etc is, on some level, about Jews.

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GlangSnorrisson wrote (edited )

Reply to comment by bloodrose in by !deleted8445

Yep. I’ve run into this with men in my family. A complete unwillingness to learn.

It’s especially weird since these days you can put on a YouTube video and have someone walk you through every step of every recipe you can think of. Really no excuse not to know basic cooking stuff.

I’m glad your husband doesn’t comment on your looks though, that would be super fucked up.

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GlangSnorrisson wrote (edited )

Reply to comment by bloodrose in by !deleted8445

In my experience, men who aren’t taught to cook and care for themselves as children will do quite literally anything not to do it or learn anything as adults. This includes gross misogynistic nonsense like you experienced. No matter how much they claim to be against that kind of stuff.

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GlangSnorrisson wrote (edited )

Reply to comment by bloodrose in by !deleted8445

Not to be a dick about it, but every time I read about your husband he sounds like more of an asshole.

I’m sorry you had to deal with that, Bloodrose.

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