GamingThreadWoW/FFXIV streamer Asmongold has a recent history of using ableist slurs and defending the use of racial slurs
ReasonUser Banned (permanent): Excusing racism and trolling around racism concerns over multiple posts
Not in that video you posted. He says slurs are bad but there's value in distinguishing between people with different intent which is almost tautologically true. Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes calling a jew a kike vs NBA player Meyers Leonard doing the same during a CoD match is different, but both are bad. Unless your take on slurs is utterly one-dimensional (like "the effect is the only thing that matters"), you have to agree with this. Intent matters and you know it's true: A black person calling another black the n-word is no big deal, because the intent is made obvious by the fact that the person is unlikely to be racist against themself. The effect (being offended, being discriminated against, etc.) is obviously heavily affected by the assumed intent.
If you have a different reading of that video, feel free to share your interpretation.
EtcetEraThreadKim Kardashian and Kanye West are reportedly getting divorced.
ReasonUser Banned (1 week): Inflammatory generalization about the community
Good luck with that. Era is a toxic fucking place full of shitty, vile people. This thread looks no different than all the Etika threads, except people are taking the liberty to also shit on his wife for no justifiable reason at all. It takes a suicide for the miserable losers on this site to show any empathy for someone who's very clearly troubled.
EtcetEraThreadBerlin Freezes Rents for 5 Years in a Bid to Slow Gentrification
ReasonUser Banned (1 Day): Hostility; Prior Related Infractions
Stop all the cringe landlord rhetoric, stop browsing economically clueless tankie subs like chapo and breadtube and stick to what economists say. Listen to the experts, like we kept telling all the Brexiters. You need to build more. Fixing the price does the opposite - it disincentivizes building. I won't repeat what you can find with a single google search. Economists have exhaustively studied rent control and the concensus is crystal clear. Honestly, I sometimes use rent control as a way to probe how one arrives at their decisions. If you are in favor of it, I know for a you've never read a study on it or have any clue of its ramifications. Makes me wonder whether your other political views are as thinly founded.
GamingThreadRandy Pitchford shares video of animal cruelty on twitter
ReasonUser Banned (1 Day): Drive-By Posting and a History of Similar Behavior
Y'all sure don't care much about animal cruelty in veganism threads in the OT so whatever. If you can post a picture of a steak or bacon, it follows you can post the production process and any animal cruelty less horrific than factory farming.
EtcetEraThreadIs there A SINGLE good argument against veganism? They all seem to boil down to "it tastes so good"
ReasonUser Banned (3 Days): trolling, history of bad faith threads
I'm actually wondering if the
- but you travel by plane
- but your clothes
- but your phone
- but you drive a car
- ethical consumption impossible
- vegan food is inaccessible and expensive
- what about
-- other sources of CO2 emissions
post are real or if you're all having a laugh? You wouldn't EVER accept a line of reasoning this laughable if we were talking political issues other than veganism. But since we're talking about something that evokes dissonance in a demonstratively high number of users on here, we seem to be more willing to let logical fallacies slide.
Like, what do you expect me to respond to any of that garbage? "". Okay dude, nice meme. GOT ME. Since perfection is unattainable, let's not opt for the next best thing - nah man - let's ackchyually go for the . Since ethical consumption is impossible, let's just make things easy and accessible even to the guy with the Zelda avatar: everything's binary. You are ethical or you aren't. Since the former is, I concede, probably not attainable (and most certainly not by me), ethics can't possibly factor into things we buy and consume. This is not a strawman - it's PRECISELY what those trashy takes up there imply.