[x]Blackmoor Vituperative

Saturday, 2020-12-12

Red vs Blue

Filed under: Philosophy,Politics — bblackmoor @ 22:24

A lot of states have a very nearly 50/50 split between reasonable people across the political spectrum, and Republican death cultists. Who wins an election in most of the USA boils down to a tiny fluctuation in the electorate. There are two significant consequences of this.

First, in places like Texas, where that tiny difference leans ever so slightly in the direction of far-right extremists and would-be fascists, you get state legislators calling for their state to secede (taking with them the nearly 50% of the populace who aren’t overtly delusional death cultists).

Second, in places like Virginia, where that tiny difference leans ever so slightly in the direction of people of good will across the political spectrum, the state is run by well-meaning people, but those people are continually struggling against the nearly 50% of the populace who are death cultists.

Don’t be too proud of the fact that your state veers ever so slightly away from the Republican death cult. In most of the USA, it wouldn’t take much more than a stiff breeze for that to change.

Trump is just a symptom; Republicans are the disease.

Monday, 2020-08-31

Both sides are the same

Filed under: Politics — bblackmoor @ 14:52

“Both sides are the same”?

I’ll put this as nicely as I can: if you say “both sides are the same”, within the context of political parties in the USA in the 21st century, you are just as responsible for the fall of the United States as the Republicans are.

Friday, 2020-08-07

Definition of “redpilled”

Filed under: Philosophy,Society,Writing — bblackmoor @ 08:12

[red pild]
adjective

To internalize a set of misogynistic far-right beliefs popular with certain corners of the internet; the product of a noxious blend of junk science, conspiracy theory, and a pathological fear of social progress.

Origin and etymology of redpilled

based on the “red pill” philosophy, using a metaphor borrowed from the film The Matrix (1999)

First known use by far-right misogynists: 2012

Saturday, 2020-08-01

Spot the “good cop”

Filed under: Civil Rights,Politics,Society — bblackmoor @ 10:14
https://www.facebook.com/100004520491748/videos/1544304659063536/

Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, two dozen police officers are under investigation for falsifying evidence, and three (so far) have been charged.

Wednesday, 2020-07-22

Alligators don’t wear pants

Filed under: Politics — bblackmoor @ 09:49

I have been saying this since… (checks blog)… early 2018, but Chris Conroy’s analogy is much better than mine. (Mine was about earthworms and astronomy. Alligators and pants is better on a couple of levels.)

Republicans literally don’t care if what they say is true, or even consistent. All they care about is causing harm. Calling a Republican a hypocrite is like laughing at an alligator for not wearing pants. They don’t even know what pants are; also, they want to kill and eat you.

Tuesday, 2020-07-14

Slow-motion apocalypse

Filed under: Philosophy,Retirement,Society — bblackmoor @ 16:00
Kilauea Volcano lava destroying houses

Saturday, 2020-07-04

All Dates Matter

Filed under: Civil Rights,Humour — bblackmoor @ 09:39

Friday, 2020-06-19

Do not seek marriage

Filed under: Family,Philosophy,Society — bblackmoor @ 15:25

Do not seek marriage

Seek humour
Seek dignity
Seek adventure
Seek reliability

Do not seek marriage

Seek vulnerability
Seek strength
Seek kindness
Seek lust

Do not seek marriage

Seek independence
Seek intelligence
Seek passion
Seek friendship

Do not seek marriage

Wait for it to find you
With the realization
That all it will give you
Is a label
For what you already have

Tuesday, 2020-06-16

DISARM THE POLICE

Filed under: Firearms,Society — bblackmoor @ 08:28

FUN FACT! In 2019 in the USA, 89 law enforcement officers were killed in line-of-duty incidents (48 officers as a result of felonious acts; 41 in accidents). In 2019 in the USA, police officers killed 1,099 civilians.

While we discuss the practicality of “defund the police”, can we go ahead and start with “disarm the police”? Police do not need to be armed. Their job is less dangerous than that of high voltage electricians, roofers, truck drivers, and construction workers, among others.

You don’t need a gun or chemical weapons for a traffic stop.
You don’t need a gun or chemical weapons to collect statements from witnesses.
You don’t need a gun or chemical weapons to respond to a noise complaint.
You don’t need a gun or chemical weapons to respond to a shoplifting complaint.

DISARM THE POLICE.

Monday, 2020-06-15

GitHub to replace “master” with alternative term

Filed under: Programming,Society,Technology — bblackmoor @ 10:37

Interesting. I am curious what people who primarily speak other langues use in the place of “master/slave”, “blacklist/whitelist”.

GitHub is working on replacing the term “master” on its service with a neutral term like “main” to avoid any unnecessary references to slavery, its CEO said on Friday.

The code-hosting portal is just the latest in a long line of tech companies and open source projects that have expressed support for removing terms that may be offensive to developers in the black community.

This includes dropping terms like “master” and “slave” for alternatives like “main/default/primary” and “secondary;” but also terms like “blacklist” and “whitelist” for “allow list” and “deny/exclude list.”

GitHub to replace ‘master’ with alternative term to avoid slavery references“, ZDNet

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