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Should the word Mother be replaced with Birthing Person?   The Serious You: How Current Events Affect You

Started Jun-8 by Showtalk; 2282 views.
WALTER784 said:

Again, what they claim they want is inclusion but in fact what they're actually doing is excluding everybody else! The exact opposite of what they claim. And until everybody else becomes like them... (miserable nobodies)... they won't stop pushing for what they want.

See the quote from "1984" about Newspeak.

Demented Ol Lady Shorty (TOILETHEA1) said:

That is part of the problem today, lack of tolerance for others. I've lost "friends" who didn't like my views on whatever.

And eventually, they will not be "woke" enough for their comrades, and like Syme in "1984", eventually the radicals will turn on them too.

Unquestionably Syme will be vaporized, Winston thought again. He thought it with a kind of sadness, although well knowing that Syme despised him and slightly disliked him, and was fully capable of denouncing him as a thought-criminal if he saw any reason for doing so. There was something subtly wrong with Syme. There was something that he lacked: discretion, aloofness, a sort of saving stupidity. You could not say that he was unorthodox. He believed in the principles of Ingsoc, he venerated Big Brother, he rejoiced over victories, he hated heretics, not merely with sincerity but with a sort of restless zeal, an up-to-dateness of information, which the ordinary Party member did not approach.

Yet a faint air of disreputability always clung to him. He said things that would have been better unsaid, he had read too many books, he frequented the Chestnut Tree Cafe, haunt of painters and musicians. There was no law, not even an unwritten law, against frequenting the Chestnut Tree Cafe, yet the place was somehow ill-omened. The old, discredited leaders of the Party had been used to gather there before they were finally purged. Goldstein himself, it was said, had sometimes been seen there, years and decades ago. Syme’s fate was not difficult to foresee. And yet it was a fact that if Syme grasped, even for three seconds, the nature of his, Winston’s, secret opinions, he would betray him instantly to the Thought Police. So would anybody else, for that matter: but Syme more than most. Zeal was not enough. Orthodoxy was unconsciousness.

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From: Showtalk 

Jun-19

People can read those books, so how do they miss the impact?

dayothomas

From: dayothomas 

Jun-19

great article!!

Showtalk said:

People can read those books, so how do they miss the impact?

Intellectual laziness? Not as interesting and engaging as the echo chambers of Facebook and Twitter? A belief that books are for old people who don't know how to use modern technology and still think it's 1955?

Alfi (THIALFI)

From: Alfi (THIALFI) 

Jun-21

And speaking of Mary (though I'm not Catholic), there is this line from the "Hail Mary" prayer:
"Holy Mary, Mother of God..."

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From: Showtalk 

Jun-23

Everyone should read books or ebooks.  Knowledge is lost.

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From: Showtalk 

Jun-23

Birthing person loses something in a prayer, but those people pushing the agenda don’t believe in prayers either.

Alfi (THIALFI)

From: Alfi (THIALFI) 

Jun-23

How about chocoearly?

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