Moving this conversation here, @jetflag
and i never said it was, (speaking of tone-deafness/dishonesty from your end) have you actualy read
anything I wrote? or are you just projecting, whilst grinding your teeth, foaming at the mouth from behind your keyboard/screen? because it sure comes across like that lol.
I do, but it rubs me the wrong way that you keep siding with the anti-woke/anti-SJW crowd. Although there are reasons to be frustrated at the woke/SJW crowd, the media you consume in conservative spaces is most likely overblown. Racism in America is very
complex - I'm still understanding it myself and should pick up a sociology textbook on that topic, - but if the US were not a racist country, we would have already seen a black female leading character in a fantasy movie. I'm not talking about specific individuals being prejudiced against black people per se, but more of the legal/socioeconomic/financial/urban development structures that prevented someone who looks like Halle Bailey to be a leading actress in a major blockbuster.
CRT is also a boogie man that your media overlords love to prop up, but in reality CRT is a college/graduate school concept. Shit, I went to college here and didn't
learn about it because I was a STEM major and did not take the social sciences course that would have taught it. My point is, CRT is likely not being taught at elementary/middle schools to "make white kids feel guilty."
On Andrew Tate:
Well, yeah. Just like cartel members are probably Catholic
2 I'm not the one placing ethnic or religious minorities (like the muslim minority in your country) on a pedestal all simply because they're that, thats more you then me out of the two of us. And yes, as being pro-individual/individualty and anti-group think. Ánd no fan of either Islam or Tate I wholeheartily agree that he can get the full brunt of critique for..whatever.
So this is very interesting, because after you made your first comment about Andrew Tate being Muslim and implied that criticism toward him could be considered "islamophobic," I went ahead and looked up a couple articles/reddit threads about his conversion to Islam. It turns out that, in Islamic faith, Muslims pardon those who convert into their faith, so (in theory) Muslims need
to give Andrew Tate a free pass for all the awful things that he's done.
I'm not a Muslim, and as far as I know neither you are, so we can criticize him for being who he is. If I criticize a misogynist, human trafficker Muslim for being a misogynist and human trafficker, I'm not being Islamophobic. That would only be true if I criticized him specifically for being a Muslim. Frankly, I don't care what faith he converts to - he's still a piece of shit human in my eyes.
Anyways, I wasn't sure if you were aware of that part about Islamic faith, which is why I made that comment (which, in hindsight, looks a bit strange without that added context)
3 dunno actually: Tate is a public figure so maybe even more suitable for the Public intellectuals (though I wouldn't call him that by a mile) thread.