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Re: They Said WHAT - Found Quotes

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2023 8:16 am
by Irrev-Black
To get to such a place, a spaceship may not be needed. :cry:
Liam Hogan

This fantasy about colonising Mars is projection. Imagine dreaming of living on a soulless uninhabitable dead planet where we would be utterly reliant on technology for survival and where most would be in a form of servitude at the behest of a private company.

Re: They Said WHAT - Found Quotes

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2023 10:38 pm
by Irrev-Black
Sometimes one doesn't really get a perspective until one's view is widened...

Re-upping this again: I wish more lefties could internalize the idea that hypocrisy is not a meaningful accusation to the right. Of course they're being hypocrites. That you are bound, by rules, standards, logic, human decency, some fundamental moral consistency, anything at all, and they are not? That is their conception of what power is, and why they seek it. So they can exercise power, without constraint, and you cannot.

That's the whole point.

Hypocrisy is the virtue-signaling of fascism.
Aug 13, 2023, 12:29

Re: They Said WHAT - Found Quotes

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2023 6:33 pm
by Irrev-Black
Quoted in full because this piece has at least two excellent payloads:
Sarah Brown

Discussing the British Press, and I'm reminded of the time when I had a moderate amount of celebrity in the UK LGBT community, and the press tried to do a hit piece on me.

Now here's the thing. There's a cheat code, and I'm going to explain what it is:

They will contact you for comment.

If you say nothing, they will publish the piece and say you were offered the chance to comment.

If you tell them to fuck off, they will publish the price and say your response was foul and unprintable.

I did neither of these things. I told them that this piece wasn't journalism. It was ridiculous tittle tattle and represented everything that was wrong with a failing and dying industry more obsessed with clickbait than proper reporting. I asked them if they didn't have proper news to report, and said that they should be ashamed of themselves.

They're basically screwed at that point. "We contacted Ms Brown for comment and she said that this was ridiculous tittle tattle and that the reporter should be ashamed of herself."

They're not gonna say that.

I'm struck by something one of my history teachers once said about medieval castles. They weren't meant to be impregnable. They were meant to be annoying enough that an invading army would decide to investigate other priorities instead.

The piece never ran.

If you're a trans person in the crosshairs of the British press, make yourself an annoying target. They're on a deadline, and if you make them conclude that life is too short, they will leave you the fuck alone.

Re: They Said WHAT - Found Quotes

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2023 11:23 pm
by stevebrooks
They said this in court?

Re: They Said WHAT - Found Quotes

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2023 8:01 am
by Irrev-Black

Several years ago, George Dyson – author, science historian, and canoe builder – drew a contemporary metaphor from the ancient differences between canoe-building techniques in the Pacific North-West:

Yes, there are two paths you can go by...

Re: They Said WHAT - Found Quotes

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2023 7:42 am
by Irrev-Black
If wealth was the inevitable result of hard work and enterprise, every woman in Africa would be a millionaire. ~ George Monbiot