A. K. A. Loose Canon
"Students today are taught to empathize with members of all kinds of cultures -- tribal cultures, theocratic cultures, authoritarian cultures. They're taught to respect them and never under any circumstances to presume to criticize them.Would it really be out of order to ask them to try to understand their own ancestors the same way?"The answer is "No", but with one humongous caveat. Understand, sure. As in understand what made it go and how that culture worked or justified the practice of slavery [for example]. But empathize? To never under any circumstances criticize? Absolutely fucking no way. The point is to understand, not to throw your brain into the Pepean cesspool. Nothing is above earned criticism, nothing should be empathized with unless you have genuine empathy for what that thing is. And if you have genuine empathy with slavery [for example] then you stand with the slaveholders, not the slaves, and you must admit that about what you are. In short, "Pepe, Know Thyself".
I don't think the guy's premise was that "to never under any circumstances criticize". To the contrary -- and in stark contrast with the Pepean mindset, which brooks no challenge to his shibboleths. Eg, remember his practically foaming at the mouth when someone dared to remind him that Soros was a Nazi collaborator in WWII?
While we're roughly on-topic, wasn't it Charly that criticized "finger-wagging" and shortly became something of a scold?
That's right. And when you called him up on that, he clammed up.
Thank you for observing that after my unwillingness to let up on Marie.The finger-wagging finger-wag (a meta-finger-wag?) must constitute the hydrogen bomb for pinkos. Hmmm, a plan is hatching in my head [evil laugh].
It all starts with finger-wagging, and ends with Evil Plans [plus demoniacal laughter]
All's well that ends well.
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