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Name: Taylor Selseth
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Hometown: Ulen, MN
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I really hate the "It's MY PERSPECTIVE" shit.

Something that really irks me is that it seems like in the past 40 years or so the "personal perspective" has been put on a glowing pedestal to the detriment of objectivity. If someone is offended by the world "niggardly" then it is offensive, the objective fact that it has no relationship to the N-word is simply ignored. If you correct some woo-woo's factual errors you are condemned for "not respecting their own perspective". Tell someone that menstrual cycles have nothing to do with the Moon you are condemned for preferring objective fact over "what women just know". It seems like people are pressured to "respect people's perspectives", that is, don't ever "offend" anybody by telling them they are wrong, and thus "privileging one perspective over another".

This crap seems to go hand in hand with the rise of Postmodern Social Theory in Academia, in which there are no objective truths, just narrative "realities" unique to each person.

Equating mental illness with RW Extremism is NOT OK, it is BIGOTRY.

I alerted on this post:


and the jury voted 2-4 to leave it:


This post is disruptive, hurtful, rude, insensitive, over-the-top, or otherwise inappropriate. (See <a href="http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=aboutus#communitystandards" target="_blank">Community Standards</a>.)


insensitivity towards the mentally ill, equating people with mental illnesses with RW extremism.


A randomly-selected Jury of DU members completed their review of this alert at Sun Aug 12, 2012, 12:51 AM, and voted 2-4 to LEAVE IT ALONE.

Juror #1 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: Seems the other way around, that RW extremists are mentally challenged yet allowed to vote. Maybe that makes it insensitive towards RW extremists. Not sure of a justifiable reason for this alert -- maybe HYPERsenstivity
Juror #2 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: It doesn't equate people with mental disability or illness with RW extremism; it implies that extreme RW'ers are either mentally disabled or mentally ill. It is not a personal attack on any particular, private individual, and I see bigger insults against RW'ers here all the time, if you want to characterize it as an insult.
Juror #3 voted to HIDE IT and said: No explanation given
Juror #4 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: To the whiner: shut up. Just shut up all this whining about hurtful, rude, insensitive. That's all it is is whining.
Juror #5 voted to HIDE IT and said: No explanation given
Juror #6 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: No explanation given

Thank you.

Attitudes like that of the post I alerted on promoted continued stigmatizing the mentally ill, including mentally ill people who post on this site. Such crap is not acceptable on a progressive website. Those who voted to keep that bigoted post should be ashamed of themselves.

Parking FAIL video. How did this idiot get a license?


UGH, wing-nuts are already pulling the false equivalence shit with the Sikh shooting.

So, I posted the shooting story on another message board, and this exchange ensued:

Me: The police called it an act of domestic terrorism, and a left-winger would never shoot up a Sikh temple.

RW nut: No, a left-wing extremist would be too busy working for foreign terrorists as opposed to being a domestic one.

Me: Name an example or shut up.

RW nut: How about President Obama's terrorist buddy Bill Ayers, and his Weather Underground terrorists, as an example? Or people, to a moderately lesser extent, like Jeremiah Wright who bespeak of Latin American socialist "Liberation theology" who scream "God d**n American!" and would rather see nothing but the downfall of this nation? Black Panthers are another shining example.

There's no excuse for terrorism from any side of the aisle - it's just as vile no matter where it comes from. And there's no defense of scum like the KKK or the Black Panthers.

But you're not wanting a discussion on the threat of terrorism. You're wanting to throw out a tragedy for political punches to say: "Look, I was right! Right wingers are terrorists!" so it serves your personal ideology that you constantly eschew here with throwing out words like 'racist'; "bigot"; "domestic terrorist"; "hate-monger" etc. to anyone you politically disagree with on political matters. You do it time and time again. And while it's not nearly as crass or ugly as terrorism itself feeling any modicum of "See, I told you they were all nuts!" in taking from the tragedy of others any degree of self-assurance in your ideology is absolutely disgusting.

Me: Ayer was no longer a terrorist when he worked with Obama.

And that you consider the Black Panthers equivalent to the KKK and consider Liberation Theology to be terrorism tells me that arguing with you is pointless. Sad that you call your fellow Catholics terrorists because you disagree with them theologically.

RW nut: "No longer a terrorist". So that makes it okay I guess. Hanging out with Ted Kaczynski as a buddy because he doesn't kill people any longer is okay since he's no longer a terrorist.

Yeah, you're right, having a conversation with you is pointless.

Note how he talks about our side helping foreign terrorists, and When I ask him to name names he goes off a red herring with Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright.

I'm 26 and I feel old (OLYMPIC SPOILER).

The Gold-winning women gymnasts told Costas that they were all inspired by the 2004 Athens games as kids, none of them remember the 2000 Sydney Games, or the 1996 Atlanta Games.

Christ, I can remember the 1996 Games as if they were yesterday.

UGH, NBC just had a segment on Ann Rmoney's horse.

That Toyota commercial with the schizophrenic woman is really offensive.

It features a guy running into an ex-GF who acts like a stereotype of a person with Schizophrenia, with delusions, word salad, etc.

There is gonna be some partying in Lithuania!

A 15yo Lithuanian young woman just won gold in the 100m Breastroke, WOW! Good for her!

DAMN, the French swimmers delivered up some Karma from 2008.

I was for sure we were gonna get the gold, then the french guy just BARELY beat us, the opposite of 4 years ago. FUCK!!!

I'm watching Water Polo, US vs. Montenegro, right now. Fun!

This is fun to watch, it's like a cross between hockey and soccer.
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