Challenging P.C Group-Think


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  1. posted by David Bauler on

    The political right has its own pc-group think. Its more a symptom of extremist ideas versus liberal or conservative ideas.

  2. posted by David Bauler on

    What are you smoking, and can you perhaps share with the class?

  3. posted by Tom Scharbach on

    Paglia is an interesting writer, unconventional, funny and sharp-edged. Unlike, say, Ann Coulter or Milo Siliopoulous, Paglia is a serious academic and a serious person, and her writing has a substance to it that is too often lacking in writers celebrated as “always provocative and often brilliant” by the gushing crowds.

    What fascinates me, though, is Paglia’s recently acquired rock star status among conservatives/libertarians. Paglia has been writing for 40-odd years now, but it is only in the last few years that she seems to be showing up everywhere and anywhere in the conservative commentariat.

    IGF is a good example of the Paglia phenomenon. I’ve been reading IGF for close to 15 years now, and there was nary a mention of her work until the last year or two, but now we are at the point where she has been quoted several times in the last 3-4 weeks.

    What’s going on here? Is it just that the conservative commentariat needed a new rock star after Milo imploded and people finally figured out that Ann was a tiresome, witless drone, and Paglia was convenient? Or is the Paglia phenomenon more like the trajectory of Alan Bloom, in which, after years of academic work, his ideas were suddenly “discovered” because they resonated with conservative/libertarian concerns of the time, elevating him to rockstar status?

    I’m just curious, nothing more, but if any conservatives/libertarians still read IGF, I’d be interested in finding out what they think.

    • posted by Jorge on

      My best impression (as I know nothing about Pagilla) is that there has long been a strain of college Republicans and other “highly” educated conservatives who consider it hip, almost mandatory, to read highly educated, philosophical writers. But they have always disdained practical-minded conservatives in politics in favor of pure ideology. There was a time when neoconservatism was the establishment of the Republican party. Now the base has firmly run away from it in its embrace of Donald Trump.

      I read an article online recently (Politico’s “Trump Culture Warriors Go Home” by Ben Schreckinger) from which my takeaway was that the first wave of the alt-right is out, disillusioned and discredited, but there are plenty of second wave Trumpists–more polished, less provocative–more than willing to take their place in Washington. (By the way, Coulter’s the only person interviewed who even seems happy. I think she rode this out rather well.) With neoconservatism dethroned from the establishment seat, and Trump in charge, provocation is far less sensible or necessary.

      So I believe part of what you are seeing is a shift in tactics. It’s a time for consolidation. This means a more deliberate, intellectual-sounding author is needed to embody the principles of the current conservative movement. If you want serious, academic, substantive writing, there is plenty of neoconservative thought out there–nope, nobody cares.

      • posted by Jorge on

        I probably could have explained that better. I’ll make it simpler.

        The nerds are back in power again, only their preferred literature is now Trumpist. Or anti-Trumpist. Like I said, I don’t know Pagilla.

    • posted by Tom Scharbach on

      It (the long one) is a very interesting explanation, Jorge. I’ll give it some thought. Thanks for taking the time.

  4. posted by Jorge on

    My family has what to most outsiders must seem a bizarre tradition (well, two so far) of men claiming direct line of kinship and succession to the “Master of the Universe”. Reading this to myself it almost sounds Pastafarian, but it has a very important purpose of pre-emptively shutting up stupid people who try to out-reason you.

    Intersectionality is a very good example of the type of social conformity toward the self-abusive this tradition is designed to resist. In Catholic theological terms, it’s about the idea that it’s impossible to obey the First Commandment without also giving due love and respect to the gift of living.

    By the way, I have literally no idea what my intersectionality score is. If I decide to call myself white, I become more privileged. If not, I am less privileged. Well, that’s not a bad place to be–ignore race, and all of a sudden I’m sitting pretty.

  5. posted by Kosh III on

    Out of curiosity I took this test and scored 33. But it doesn’t mean a thing because it doesn’t take into consideration other stuff: I’m white but hubby is black. I’ve got a degree–from a HBCU. I’m Christian and a close friend is Muslim.
    This sort of stuff wouldn’t be necessary if we actually had equality and strove mightily to “love one another. ”
    Meanwhile, Trump and his devotees continue to destroy our society.

    • posted by Kosh III on

      Trump’s harm to the country is much more than merely letting Pence, Falwell and Co harm us. It’s a long list.
      Who’s pullling the Jew card?

  6. posted by JohnInCA on

    Obvious parody site is obvious. That so many “conservatives” keep taking it seriously is quite mind-boggling.

    • posted by JohnInCA on

      Dude, this is an online comment section of a pretty low-key blog. Taking anyone here “seriously” is probably a mistake.

      Which is to say, I’m obviously not an authority on many of the subjects that come up here. I’m an engineer, not a politician or lawyer. The kinds of topics where I am an authority aren’t the types that Miller is going to care about.

      • posted by JohnInCA on

        Class insults? That’s what you’re going with?

        C’mon dude, at least make it interesting.

      • posted by JohnInCA on

        Please do keep your “pearls”, just not that into you.

        As for being a swine, only in the best ways.

  7. posted by Tom Scharbach on

    FRAUDULENT POSTS ROADMAP as of 9:47 pm GMT, December 12, 2018:

    THREAD: Challenging P.C Group-Think, by Stephen H. Miller on December 7, 2018

    This post is intended to provide a roadmap of fraudulent posts in this thread to facilitate removal of the posts.

    The following posts were not authored or posted by the purported author, Tom Scharbach:

    (1) FRAUDULENT COMMENT: 300981
    DATE POSTED: December 11, 2018
    PURPORTED AUTHOR: Tom Scharbach
    CONTENTS OF FRAUDULENT COMMENT: “That neocon dyke bitch is really a man.”

    (2) FRAUDULENT COMMENT: 301034
    DATE POSTED: December 11, 2018
    PURPORTED AUTHOR: Tom Scharbach
    CONTENTS OF FRAUDULENT COMMENT: “You need to shut up right now you motherfucking kike faggot zionist transphobic TERF piece of shit, or I will.”

    (3) FRAUDULENT COMMENT: 300989
    DATE POSTED: December 11, 2018
    PURPORTED AUTHOR: Tom Scharbach
    CONTENTS OF FRAUDULENT COMMENT: “Camille Paglia is a man and so is any woman who claims to be anything other than heterosexual.”

    (4) FRAUDULENT COMMENT: 301007
    DATE POSTED: December 11, 2018
    PURPORTED AUTHOR: Tom Scharbach
    CONTENTS OF FRAUDULENT COMMENT: “Don’t believe the denials. Those are fake.”

    (5) FRAUDULENT COMMENT: 301009
    DATE POSTED: December 11, 2018
    PURPORTED AUTHOR: Tom Scharbach
    CONTENTS OF FRAUDULENT COMMENT: “Gay men are women. Lesbians are men. Camille Paglia is a heterosexual man. Homosexuality is gender dysphoria.”

    (6) FRAUDULENT COMMENT: 301026
    DATE POSTED: December 11, 2018
    PURPORTED AUTHOR: Tom Scharbach
    CONTENTS OF FRAUDULENT COMMENT: “Yes I did. I posted it and I meant it. I hate those dirty stinking fucking kikes for their war crimes against the motherland, and I hate those dirty fucking faggots and dykes because they refuse to submit to the will of Allah and transition to the opposite of the sex they desire. Kikes and faggots must die! Heil Obama! Allahu Akbar!”

    (7) FRAUDULENT COMMENT: 301027
    DATE POSTED: December 11, 2018
    PURPORTED AUTHOR: Tom Scharbach
    CONTENTS OF FRAUDULENT COMMENT: “Do not believe the zionist jew faggot lies.”

    (8) FRAUDULENT COMMENT: 301035
    DATE POSTED: December 11, 2018
    PURPORTED AUTHOR: Tom Scharbach
    CONTENTS OF FRAUDULENT COMMENT: “Camille’s balls are bigger than mine.”

  8. posted by Tom Scharbach on

    UPDATE 1: FRAUDULENT POSTS ROADMAP as of 9:57 am GMT, December 13, 2018:

    On December 11, 43 fraudulent posts were published on IGF, reported earlier in a series of posts to the following threads:

    Kevin Hart and Apology Politics, by Stephen H. Miller on December 9, 2018 (25 fraudulent posts on December 11)
    Challenging P.C Group-Think, by Stephen H. Miller on December 7, 2018 (8 fraudulent posts on December 11)
    Gay Youth at Risk, by Stephen H. Miller on December 6, 2018 (2 fraudulent posts on December 11)
    George H.W. Bush, Remembered, by Stephen H. Miller on December 4, 2018 (1 fraudulent post on December 11)
    Trans Orthodoxy vs. Lesbian-Feminist Heresy, by Stephen H. Miller on November 30, 2018 (3 fraudulent posts on December 11)
    Racism and Political Correctness Have Much in Common, by Stephen H. Miller on November 24, 2018 (4 fraudulent posts on December 11)

    On December 12, IGF published an additional 29 fraudulent posts, bringing total for the two days to 72 fraudulent posts published.

    The following fraudulent posts, none of which were authored or posted by the purported author, Tom Scharbach, were been published by IGF on December 12, 2018:

    (A) Kevin Hart and Apology Politics, by Stephen H. Miller on December 9, 2018 (32 fraudulent posts identified to date)

    (U1-1) FRAUDULENT COMMENT: 301071
    DATE POSTED: December 12, 2018
    PURPORTED AUTHOR: Tom Scharbach
    CONTENTS OF FRAUDULENT COMMENT: “Black homophobia is a racist transphobic white gay myth invented by racist white gay jew transphobes to justify the oppression of black trans women of color.”

    (U1-2) FRAUDULENT COMMENT: 301070
    DATE POSTED: December 12, 2018
    PURPORTED AUTHOR: Tom Scharbach
    CONTENTS OF FRAUDULENT COMMENT: “No I didn’t you fucking faggot kike zionist transphobe TERF piece of shit! Cut your dick off NOW you fucking faggot.”

    (U1-3) FRAUDULENT COMMENT: 301074
    DATE POSTED: December 12, 2018
    PURPORTED AUTHOR: Tom Scharbach
    CONTENTS OF FRAUDULENT COMMENT: “African-Americans don’t need to change to appease a few racist pieces of transphobic white gay kike faggot trash.”

    (U1-4) FRAUDULENT COMMENT: 301101
    DATE POSTED: December 12, 2018
    PURPORTED AUTHOR: Tom Scharbach
    CONTENTS OF FRAUDULENT COMMENT: “Shut up jew fag. Too bad the jew rabbi missed the rest of your dick when he sucked off your foreskin.”

    (U1-5) FRAUDULENT COMMENT: 301075
    DATE POSTED: December 12, 2018
    PURPORTED AUTHOR: Tom Scharbach
    CONTENTS OF FRAUDULENT COMMENT: “Yes I did. Don’t believe that lying kike faggot tattletale. He’s just trying to send black trans women of color back to slavery like every racist white gay jew faggot kike.”

    (U1-6) FRAUDULENT COMMENT: 301076
    DATE POSTED: December 12, 2018
    PURPORTED AUTHOR: Tom Scharbach
    CONTENTS OF FRAUDULENT COMMENT: “That racist transphobic faggot kike is living proof that Hitler was right to kill the kikes and faggots.”

    (U1-7) FRAUDULENT COMMENT: 301077
    DATE POSTED: December 12, 2018
    PURPORTED AUTHOR: Tom Scharbach
    CONTENTS OF FRAUDULENT COMMENT: “Yes, I did. I authored every single one of them and I meant every word of them. Jews are parasites and homosexuals are proof God makes mistakes.”

    (B) Challenging P.C Group-Think, by Stephen H. Miller on December 7, 2018 (12 fraudulent posts identified to date)

    (U1-8) FRAUDULENT COMMENT: 301099
    DATE POSTED: December 12, 2018
    PURPORTED AUTHOR: Tom Scharbach
    CONTENTS OF FRAUDULENT COMMENT: “Jews don’t eat swine because for them that’s cannibalism.”

    (U1-9) FRAUDULENT COMMENT: 301093
    DATE POSTED: December 12, 2018
    PURPORTED AUTHOR: Tom Scharbach
    CONTENTS OF FRAUDULENT COMMENT: “More Jew faggot lies.”

    (U1-10) FRAUDULENT COMMENT: 301094
    DATE POSTED: December 12, 2018
    PURPORTED AUTHOR: Tom Scharbach
    CONTENTS OF FRAUDULENT COMMENT: “I’m a Democrat because I hate AmeriKKKa, I hate jews, and I hate faggots and think they should all be forced to transition. If it’s good enough for Iran, then it’s good enough for the world.”

    (U1-11) FRAUDULENT COMMENT: 201073
    DATE POSTED: December 12, 2018
    PURPORTED AUTHOR: Tom Scharbach
    CONTENTS OF FRAUDULENT COMMENT: “Shut up and cut off the rest of your dick you transphobic racist jew faggot kike TERF. You’re why Hitler was right to kill all the kikes and faggots.”

    (C) Gay Youth at Risk, by Stephen H. Miller on December 6, 2018 (9 fraudulent posts identified to date)

    (U1-12) FRAUDULENT COMMENT: 301082
    DATE POSTED: December 12, 2018
    PURPORTED AUTHOR: Tom Scharbach
    CONTENTS OF FRAUDULENT COMMENT: “The hell it is, you sheeny fudge packer. “Gay” “men” are just untransed trans women.”

    (U1-13) FRAUDULENT COMMENT: 301081
    DATE POSTED: December 12, 2018
    PURPORTED AUTHOR: Tom Scharbach
    CONTENTS OF FRAUDULENT COMMENT: “She got what she deserved. You’re next, you kike faggot.”

    (U1-14) FRAUDULENT COMMENT: 301080
    DATE POSTED: December 12, 2018
    PURPORTED AUTHOR: Tom Scharbach
    CONTENTS OF FRAUDULENT COMMENT: “Yes I did. I said it and I meant it.”

    (U1-15) FRAUDULENT COMMENT: 301082
    DATE POSTED: December 12, 2018
    PURPORTED AUTHOR: Tom Scharbach
    CONTENTS OF FRAUDULENT COMMENT: “The hell it is, you sheeny fudge packer. “Gay” “men” are just untransed trans women.”

    (U1-16) FRAUDULENT COMMENT: 301078
    DATE POSTED: December 12, 2018
    PURPORTED AUTHOR: Tom Scharbach
    CONTENTS OF FRAUDULENT COMMENT: “I did not post the above comment, you racist transphobic faggot kike.”

    (D) George H.W. Bush, Remembered, by Stephen H. Miller on December 4, 2018 (4 fraudulent post identified to date)

    (U1-17) FRAUDULENT COMMENT: 301086
    DATE POSTED: December 12, 2018
    PURPORTED AUTHOR: Tom Scharbach
    CONTENTS OF FRAUDULENT COMMENT: “Shut up, you dirty kike faggot and cut your dick off or I will do it myself in the name of Allah and our lord and savior Obama!”

    (U1-178) FRAUDULENT COMMENT: 301083
    DATE POSTED: December 12, 2018
    PURPORTED AUTHOR: Tom Scharbach
    CONTENTS OF FRAUDULENT COMMENT: “Yes I did, I hate kikes and faggots and I hate AmeriKKKa for normalizing faggotry and kikery at the expense of black trans women of color. Kikes and faggots owned slaves, you know.”

    (U1-19) FRAUDULENT COMMENT: 301084
    DATE POSTED: December 12, 2018
    PURPORTED AUTHOR: Tom Scharbach
    CONTENTS OF FRAUDULENT COMMENT: “All the posts claiming my posts are fraudulent are themselves fraudulent. Typical jew faggot treachery. It’s why they need to be forcibly transed.”

    (E) Trans Orthodoxy vs. Lesbian-Feminist Heresy, by Stephen H. Miller on November 30, 2018 (7 fraudulent posts identified to date)

    (U1-20) FRAUDULENT COMMENT: 301095
    DATE POSTED: December 12, 2018
    PURPORTED AUTHOR: Tom Scharbach
    CONTENTS OF FRAUDULENT COMMENT: “All the posts calling my posts fraudulent are themselves fraudulent.”

    (U1-21) FRAUDULENT COMMENT: 301098
    DATE POSTED: December 12, 2018
    PURPORTED AUTHOR: Tom Scharbach
    CONTENTS OF FRAUDULENT COMMENT: “Yes I did. I posted every single one and all the denials are just another act of racist transphobic jew faggot treachery.”

    (U1-22) FRAUDULENT COMMENT: 301097
    DATE POSTED: December 12, 2018
    PURPORTED AUTHOR: Tom Scharbach
    CONTENTS OF FRAUDULENT COMMENT: “More kike faggot treachery.”

    (U1-23) FRAUDULENT COMMENT: 301110
    DATE POSTED: December 12, 2018
    PURPORTED AUTHOR: Tom Scharbach
    CONTENTS OF FRAUDULENT COMMENT: “Just shut your ugly jew face you transphobic faggot kike and cut your dick off because faggots are women and dykes are men. Allahu Akbar!”

    (F) Racism and Political Correctness Have Much in Common, by Stephen H. Miller on November 24, 2018 (7 fraudulent posts identified to date)

    (U1-24) FRAUDULENT COMMENT: 30188
    DATE POSTED: December 12, 2018
    PURPORTED AUTHOR: Tom Scharbach
    CONTENTS OF FRAUDULENT COMMENT: “Yes I did. I posted them all because I’m tired of kikes and faggots getting a free past for their racist transphobia. Der führer knew what to do with the likes of you.”

    (U1-25) FRAUDULENT COMMENT: 30189
    DATE POSTED: December 12, 2018
    PURPORTED AUTHOR: Tom Scharbach
    CONTENTS OF FRAUDULENT COMMENT: “All the posts claiming my posts are fraudulent are themselves fraudulent, which is typical of those treacherous kike faggots.”

    (U1-26) FRAUDULENT COMMENT: 30190
    DATE POSTED: December 12, 2018
    PURPORTED AUTHOR: Tom Scharbach
    CONTENTS OF FRAUDULENT COMMENT: “Every post posted by Tom Scharbach was actually posted by Tom Scharbach. Heil Obama!”

    (G) Who Are the ‘Haters’?, by Stephen H. Miller on November 20, 2018 (2 fraudulent posts identified to date)

    (U1-27) FRAUDULENT COMMENT: 301091
    DATE POSTED: December 12, 2018
    PURPORTED AUTHOR: Tom Scharbach
    CONTENTS OF FRAUDULENT COMMENT: “Oh shut up, you racist transphobic jew faggot and cut your dick off now!”

    (U1-28) FRAUDULENT COMMENT: 301092
    DATE POSTED: December 12, 2018
    PURPORTED AUTHOR: Tom Scharbach
    CONTENTS OF FRAUDULENT COMMENT: “TERF-loving jew faggots like you don’t get a say.”

    (H) The LGBT Vote, by Stephen H. Miller on November 7, 2018 (1 fraudulent posts identified to date)

    (U1-29) FRAUDULENT COMMENT: 301087
    DATE POSTED: December 12, 2018
    PURPORTED AUTHOR: Tom Scharbach
    CONTENTS OF FRAUDULENT COMMENT: “The T is the only part of LGBT that matters.”

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