Not every life has value. Antivaxxers should be isolated to their own home until vaccinated.
Not every life has value. Antivaxxers should be isolated to their own home until vaccinated.
Damn, a smarter person could have nailed this thread premise. It's so close to being a good point.
If you don't want to talk about the episode kindly fuck off.
I hope he ends himself fuckin bitch ass
Just to be clear, you apply this line of thinking equally among minorities, poor people, and people from countries with a lack of education? Also do you really think every unvaccinated person who is hospitalized ends up intubated and dead?
Generally this forum doesn't actually care about rehabilitative justice, it's just an aesthetic.
This is basically equivalent to “all lives matter”. When someone criticizes a white teen getting off due to affluenza, people like you come along to minimize, deflect, and dismiss the obvious gap in law enforcement treatment of whites over non whites
Idris Elba, the crackpot antivaxer?
tibet is already conquered and intergrated, it is a none issue. might as well fight for hawaiian independence if its all the same to you. scs they are taking/making territory but its a far cry from loading up a few carrier groups and invading and bombing a half dozen already poor countries into more pitiful countries. i just don't buy the rhetoric that we have to fear chinese imperialism. compete in trade and innovation, yes, but someone is fearmongering in order to upsell some more expensive weapon systems better than the next guy, sorry france.
Is there a true crime type series/documentary being developed? I'd love to know what happened from the beginning, who these people were, etc.
Wonder what kind of nonsense the lawyer will say tomorrow. Yes, some even going as far as to say they would cover for their kids even if they committed murder. Some sick weirdos on this site.
I don't care. After seeing this news I am fucking heated at people who were trying to downplay the obvious in the previous thread. Everything pointed to this being the outcome, but we still had people making up scenarios where the guy wasn't guilty or that the victim was to blame for her own disappearance despite everything we knew. Call me salty if you want. But here and now I am mad. That stuff should have never happened.
Isn't this one of the islands that's literally being torn in two? With one of the catastrophic effects is that the western half of the island slides into the ocean causing a massive tsunami destroying the east coast of the United States?
So the rumors are true? Black cock is bigger than white cock?
He got onto Bitcoin because he's a complete loser and complete losers are Bitcoin's entire userbase. I would like the USA to crush him and ruin his life, but Biden is too dovish to do anything with him.
I think for me, it's weird that this story has gotten so much traction on resetera. I realize there are a shit ton of true crime junkies everywhere, and that's the primary driver. But stuff I've read in related threads this week had me confused. For example, ACAB is a widely accepted concept here here, yet the moment we find out the Laundries aren't cooperating, anyone agreeing with their stance of staying silent is dogpiled. How dare they do that to the poor girls parents, let the lawmen do their job!! Pro legal rights, except when we are we've got the bad guy. He fled, he's guilty! No press conferences by the Laundries, guilty! A good deal of (justified) pointing out of racist motivations for so many things, but it's a derail if it's brought up while discussing the mystery! I personally think it's a disservice to her memory at this point, she's been reduced to a crime novel victim character in a book we're a quarter of the way through reading, thirsty to dive back in for the next development. There are online tears being shed looking through happy IG pics and loving postcards to kids like she was our little sister. But nobody gives a shit about her. Gotta catch that killer and finish the book I'll leave it alone now, no more derail for me...just so wierd
Really wasn’t trying to start stuff and thought this could be an actual discussion. Honestly this is the first time I’ve really ever felt silenced here, kinda sucks. Guess I’ll be on my way, didn’t expect threats for trying to bring up something of interest that I had just thought about and didn’t search through the entire thread to find because I really haven’t been paying attention as much as everyone else on here. Oh well.
Voting your conscience is -by definition- wasting your vote. Arguably it's the only guaranteed way to do so. The vote does not care about your conscience. The ONLY thing that matters in an election, is who holds power after it is over. You either vote in such a way as to ensure the best outcome or you don't. If your vote helps keep the Con/PPC out, you did right. if it does anything else instead, the vote was wasted. You don't get extra good boy points for voting for someone who has no chance of winning and helping the bad guys win instead. In fact is kindof makes you a dick because you are prioritizing your ego over the well being of others.
The five separatist shitheads so far are weird to see but otherwise, yes.
Gets even worse, someone said on this very site they wouldn't turn in their own kid short of them being an active terrorist, so the litany of depraved sick crimes someone might commit if they aint a terrorist a ok in their books, and ever so slightly pivoted to say that they would then give them 'a few days head start' and then tell the family. Not even doing the basic decent step to inform the police, as if the millimetre change is somehow fucking ok. Fucking sickos on this site. This site is becoming a lost cause, if not already has moved over to being one.
U.S. will be vastly richer than China and India for both of our lifetimes. Your strike me as an idiot.
Seems like both Shang Chi actors aren’t that great of people or have old skeletons in their closet. It’s a shame.
All the cowards who defended this guy and implored everyone to give him and his parents the benefit of the doubt in lieu of showing common sense and human decency, you are clearly wrong and need to own up to the bullshit you spouted. Get in here and explain yourselves, and show the qualities you clearly lacked during this whole thing. I don't care if this gets me in trouble I am so mad right now. I feel awful for Gabby's family and may she herself find peace, where ever she is.
I got called a keyboard warrior and told to fuck off because I said any parent that defends and hides a murderer is scum.
RIP Gabby. And fuck everyone who turned off their brains and defended Brian like any of the nonsense they were spouting made any sense. Congrats on your free fucking defense of a murderer. Be sure to list that as a proud life accomplishment.
Paints way too positive picture. Most game industry people avoid this turdhole like the plague.
liberal capitalism wont survive climate change: it's completely failed to take any action to do so and is in fact running backwards from the starting line. Liberal capitalism collapses into one of two things: socialism or fascism. With those options I know which one I pick, obviously you've decided which one you prefer as well...
The only sustainable level of technology is that of the "stone age." We have to de-industrialize. The only technology we should favor is that which aids the living natur rejuvenate. Are you ready to give up your video games ? I am.
Lot of heads should literally roll. And I don't get why they don't. The people who made this happen while having data on the implications from scientist they themselves hired to assess the consequences and still went away are responsible for an impossible amount of human suffering . We're not talking about killing few people here and there, or even lot of people here and there. This thing is on an impossible scale. Law can't get anything to change. Governments are complicit as can be. Old rich people trusting they can have their kicks until the end because they won't be around long enough to really suffer from it. Only actual practical solution I can think of is literally masses of people storming all of their castles and throwing them out, stripping them out of their wealth immediately. Stop the chain of command by force. The only superpower they have is having a lot of money to order people around. Go full on guillotine revolution on them all.
A few months ago I made a thread. For whatever reason, it was closed. These feelings have not gone away. Full disclosure it has nothing to do with social media. It's about art, specifically black art. I used to think that the reason we don't see black artists that speak on things is because we just aren't afforded the opportunity. Increasingly, however, I'm starting to think it's because many black creators put themselves in boxes and only speak on blackness. I live in NYC and am an artist. I am being mentored by a renown black artist. He is schooling me in the biz. I have began to build a professional and creative network and a lot of them are black and their work is almost always, universally, typified by their blackness. It's so banal and ubiquitous here that it feels like a giant fucking grift, where talent isn't rewarded so much as being black is. A lot of the work in my network is really sub standard. Like one collective in the local area that has been making rounds talks almost nothing of social issues. Their main thing is blackness. Here in Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Museum is opening an exhibit to show Obama's Presidential portrait. How is this group going to commemorate it? By making portraits of people surrounded by trees to mimic the overall aesthetic of Obama's portrait. That's it. Using one persons art as a basis to make money. This is just one spurious example. I notice people of races don't do this shit and if they do they are smart to not make it the totality of their artistic identity. They realize that there's wisdom in having an oeuvre that works for people of different backgrounds. So much black art boils down to "Hey, I'm black." It's so fucking boring. The worst part is how black artists are cajoled into this corral of creative stagnancy. I fear that if my career goals line up, I'll still be forced by my bosses to only make pictures pertaining to blackness. What about the recent Afghan situation? What about the War on Terror? What about the ripple effects that has on views on military? Or Islam/Muslims? I'm really interested in the sociology of what makes us human and the webs that we are connected to, and too often it feels like this is an attitude only afforded by non-black artists. Take a look at a lot of black art and it often feels copied and pasted. I'm again, convinced it's a grift for many. I go to exhibit after exhibit and it's almost always the same. Meanwhile the non-black people get to tell cool, diverse stories and they're not obsessed with their identities even if they're people of color. This doesn't mean they have no pride of where they come from, but they seem just as interested in telling stories about people who like them as much as they are interested in telling stories about people that are. It's getting hard to hold back my tongue and just flat out say,"your work sucks and your blackness is the only reason you're here. Please tell us something about you besides your blackness." You can see this is dynamic in the pop culture. Like how they replace characters that are historically white with a black version of that character rather than making a unique black character. It's as if black art is constrained to a specific plane and if you go outside of it you're going to get tomatoed. I'm not saying speaking truth to power and articulating your blackness has no value. But creatively, is that all there is? So your answer to white people making art that features only white people is to make art that only features black people? And you live in New York City? How could you, reliably, critique white peoples pastiche that limits this world to a select race if you're doing the same? I'm really, really scared I'll make my career goals of working for the New York Times or AP or something, and they only give me black stories where I'm just pigeon holed. To counter this, I've started to distance myself almost entirely with the movement and black art. I'm in the process of making my own collective and unlike other collectives ran by black people I've decided to make it non-black. The first guy I recruited, my co-partner, is a straight white man. The goal of the collective is find diverse voices where we can tell stories visually in a high level manner. I'm really trying to build a group of people from diverse backgrounds: black, brown, Muslim, Jewish, Asian, Latino, Arab, LGBTQ, Native;etc. even white as long as they have something to say and don't reduce their messages to just identity politics. I told someone I know about joining my collective. He's a black man. He told me no because he wants to focus only black issues. It's always like this. It's as if that's all they have to say. The worst part of black arts limited dynamics is that it teaches white people that black people are just victims. More than that, it teaches black kids that blackness is a fashion statement. In the end, we all lose. Here's a picture to close this out.
Easy to say from behind your keyboard. I didn’t say what I would or wouldn’t do. Until you’re in that position yourself getting on your high horse in here means nothing. So kindly fuck off with your shitty people accusation. It’s all hot air.
This website is really going down hill
Last time I'm responding because this is all hypothetical crap and no one knows exactly what they'd do when presented with such a situation. Hypothetically, I'd be inclined to believe whatever story my child concocted. I wouldn't exactly be some neutral, unbiased listener. Thus, I'd be predisposed to accept whatever defense the could come up with it unless there was ample proof to contradict them. In any case, I'd likely tell them to turn themselves into the police but if they didn't I wouldn't turn them in, I'd simply tell them to leave. If they actually admitted to murdering a missing person and told me where the body was, I'd likely give them a few days head start before telling the family. After that, it's up to the police to apprehend them, I want no part in it nor would I answer my child's calls after that. But again, it's all hypothetical and hopefully will only ever remain hypothetical. If you raised a murderer then you fucked up somewhere.
I see in the absense of useful information this thread has turned into another moral debate. this is what I love about this place. The way some people can act so high and mighty and call people irredeemable pieces of shit based on a single opinion.if your ignoring people on Era your Charmin sawft.The average age of Era is like 30
Never seen anyone on Era straight up admit they're an irredeemable piece of shit before. Jesus Christ
You're an absolute fucking dickhead and I don't care if I get banned for pointing out the obvious.
Ah, I see. Well, do we think that would be the best way to make things better? It's an interesting question, he did this presumably ~34 years ago when he was still a child. While it's all undoubtedly horrible, and I am not saying he should get off scot free, but what can someone do to redeem themselves at this point? When is forgiveness granted/deserved?
you can change a lot in 30-40 years... what he did was absolutely horrible, but we can't really judge who he is now based on such old events! Maybe he's still a piece of shit today, but you can't really know unless some things he said or did recently is still terrible It's a shame he didn't get any consequence or that nobody criticized him and dropped him when he admited to it back then though
ppl wont stop criticizing her cause she admits it and apologizes. its gonna get people talking about it more and making it even more of a controversy
Representation in Hollywood is not something you can just throw aside whenever it suits you because you have some arbitrary system of value that you believe determines what matters more. You don't put societal issues on a numbered list. That's not how this shit works and the second you claim one issue is more important than another you just give ammunition to the white people that want to turn minorities against each other. Shit, I'm pretty convinced all this talk of boycotts was started by the newspapers that want to do just that. You can totally hold Awkwafina accountable for her racism while also promoting, , Asian representation in Hollywood. They are not mutually exclusive, so don't waste my time trying to paint one thing as mattering more than the other. You can achieve both really easily and all it requires is that you focus on Awkwafina herself and not the projects she is part of. Let's be blunt - Marvel is sending Shang-Chi, the first Asian superhero movie ever made in Hollywood, out to die. If it somehow succeeds, they'll pat themselves on the back and congratulate each other on how clever it was to give Asian people a superhero they can relate to. If it fails miserably at the box office there won't be a Shang-Chi 2 and Hollywood will use it as an excuse to claim that Asian actors should stick to stereotypical and frankly offensive roles like kung fu masters and convenience store owners. That's not something I'm particularly keen on happening, but clearly you don't care that much if you think certain issues are more important than others and that it's okay to sacrifice the progress of one movement for another.
I mean I tried to add some nuance to this thread by bringing my own personal experience in here, to try and bring it to larger discussion, but all anyone wants to talk about is awkwafina awkwafina awkwafina. So the lesson I'm taking away from this is don't bring personal anecdotes and life experience about a certain issue that's larger than a single celebrity to a thread that's purely about criticizing that someone (who btw I said I agree with should be criticized if she's not genuine).
I'm not saying it's not harmful. I agree that her ignorant use of AAVE to further her own career can have harmful consequences. I'm saying if we are having a conversation about what it is she did, I get that the consequences for some may be the equivalent to Awkwafina mocking black culture, but saying that she is "mocking black culture" implies a malicious intent and I just think that in discussing the appropriation of black culture and AAVE that has become a part of Western/American pop culture, it's more useful to point to the specific cynical commodification by someone like Awkwafina, who is part of adding to the problem that can have malicious consequences, even when the intent isn't maliciousness but ignorance.
Guys, I can vouch for this. As someone who was occasionally labeled a "chigga" growing up, I naturally picked up different ways of speaking, depending on who I'm talking to. If I'm chilling with my homies I'm gonna talk one way. When speaking with my teachers I'll shift my tone. There is no malice, there is no intent to "steal" culture, there wasn't even any social media to speak of to somehow benefit from it. It simply comes naturally, and I hesitate to say it can be turned "off", because for the longest time it was how I felt most comfortable speaking. Now that I'm living in Hong Kong, I don't have any chance to speak this way, other than the occasional video call with my cousin back in NY. If I'm going to be banned for this, fine. Just make sure you folks at Era do an introspection on yourselves when it comes to your views of acceptance. I'll make my stance clear: The backlash is NOT justified.
Nope. Don't do it dude. Walk away now or forever hold your peace.