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by Jelmatt
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:16 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: The Best Constitutions
Replies: 19
Views: 604

Uncodified doesn't necessarily mean unwritten, mind.

That said, I definitely prefer codified constitutions. It's easier to enforce the constitution when you have one law laying out the basic principles of the State as a clearly supreme law above others.
by Jelmatt
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:13 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Democratic Socialism in the U.S and How to Pay for It?
Replies: 1088
Views: 12923

Torrocca wrote:
West Leas Oros 2 wrote:And how do you plan on enforcing those rules?


The community would collectively enforce them, duh.


...what makes the community not count as a ruler, in this instance? Collective rulership is still.rulership.
by Jelmatt
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:20 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Transgender Discussion Thread III: Vote in our poll!
Replies: 12435
Views: 275437

Geneviev wrote:What does transtrender mean? The most useful Google can't decide.

People who pretend to be trans because it's cool or whatever. Do they exist? Eh, yeah, maybe. Do they exist in any significant numbers that actually affect anything, outside of liberal high schools and tumblr? Probably not.
by Jelmatt
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:31 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT V: Completing the Five Thread Plan
Replies: 12489
Views: 149433

you know what, fuck tsunderes, think about it, a trope of a person who hates you and treats you like shit and then of all the sudden, you realize it secretly loves you because... reasons. No wonder pro-imperialist media is overflowing anime with that darn concept of trash, it is the representation ...
by Jelmatt
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:45 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT V: Completing the Five Thread Plan
Replies: 12489
Views: 149433

'Alive' in the sense that it is an organism? Like a blade of grass is alive? Left alone it becomes a baby. No matter where you draw the line during pregnancy, that fact is undeniable. It becomes a baby. You are terminating the process that if left alone creates a baby. Even just using a condom also...
by Jelmatt
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:50 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT V: Completing the Five Thread Plan
Replies: 12489
Views: 149433

Marxism is dogmatically rationalist to a fault, I agree, but I think you're underplaying the value of the concept of alienation and species-being in Marx's work. Hegelianism is rationalistic. Marx, in turning Hegel upside down on his head, substituted, with some exceptions, Hegel's rationalism with...
by Jelmatt
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:54 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT V: Completing the Five Thread Plan
Replies: 12489
Views: 149433

Marxism is dogmatically rationalist to a fault, I agree, but I think you're underplaying the value of the concept of alienation and species-being in Marx's work. I think you're missing that in Marxism, it means we find our entire being in production and consumption. We find our being in creative ex...
by Jelmatt
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:25 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Transgender Discussion Thread III: Vote in our poll!
Replies: 12435
Views: 275437

80% of children , yes. The persistence rate for adolescents is much, much higher (I don't have exact numbers, but it's way higher than 20%)--hence why in the DSM-5, gender dysphoria in adolescence and adulthood is one diagnosis, separate from gender dysphoria in childhood. I had no idea about the 8...
by Jelmatt
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:09 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT V: Completing the Five Thread Plan
Replies: 12489
Views: 149433

20 year old SJW me did have a "hmmm...this guy's got a point" moment when we briefly looked at Burke's writings on the French Revolution during the political theory module of my first year at uni, and while I did do some extra reading back then it's a looooong time ago so any influence is...
by Jelmatt
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:04 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Transgender Discussion Thread III: Vote in our poll!
Replies: 12435
Views: 275437

But if someone is trans, living as their gender identity improves their well-being. It seems quite unreasonable to deem actions universally sinful when the same actions have different results for different people. I might desire to take some opioid pain pills to get high, and you could say that I s...
by Jelmatt
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:21 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Transgender Discussion Thread III: Vote in our poll!
Replies: 12435
Views: 275437

Geneviev, how long ago did you come out?

There is a chance your parents will come around. Sometimes the ones who show resistance at first will come to realize that they're mistaken, and support you instead.
by Jelmatt
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:34 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Transgender Discussion Thread III: Vote in our poll!
Replies: 12435
Views: 275437

Grenartia wrote:
Auzkhia wrote:Are you in the closet for safety reasons?


She's 13 and her parents are members of a very anti-LGBT sect. She and her parents reached a "compromise" that will supposedly keep her out of conversion camp (I'm highly skeptical). That's all I think I'm at liberty to disclose.


14, I thought.
by Jelmatt
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:54 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: TET: And Another Month Bites The Dust
Replies: 12475
Views: 119620

Eternal Lotharia wrote:
Geneviev wrote:Your internet values the number 3.

Make of that what you will.

Oh god I'll never have a good gf with no issues, it'll be a love triangle won't it?

I'll be just like every anime character ever.


Just make sure you have a bit more personality than anime protags!
by Jelmatt
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:54 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: TET: And Another Month Bites The Dust
Replies: 12475
Views: 119620

So I think my parents know I'm not actually sick. Or like how everyone is worried that Bakersfield will explode during the night. Wait I triple-posted? My internet must be tripping... Anyway, yeah, rip. But hey that means food for Bart, the damn cannibal. She seems to have edited your post to inclu...
by Jelmatt
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:48 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT V: Completing the Five Thread Plan
Replies: 12489
Views: 149433

I called your critique "amateur" (i.e. not academic or even indicative of having read Lenin). I did not call you any name. Your critique was standard for people who are unlearned in Leninism. If you cannot furnish a more substantial critique, I am forced to reject your claims of being a M...
by Jelmatt
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:47 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: TET: And Another Month Bites The Dust
Replies: 12475
Views: 119620

Eternal Lotharia wrote:Anyone ever notice your darkest thoughts consume you when you're awake late at night?
Depressing. :(


Just like how I'm worried the new Elder Scrolls will flop or be a huge disappointment.


Me too, friend, me too.

(On both scores.)
by Jelmatt
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:41 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Transgender Discussion Thread III: Vote in our poll!
Replies: 12435
Views: 275437

...rice with ass? How have I never heard this idiom before in any Spanish class? Are they sending you to a camp or a "conversion therapist?" Because Spanish class is supposed to be boring and teach you nothing. French is much more fun with the right teacher. Neither. An agreement has been...
by Jelmatt
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:55 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Transgender Discussion Thread III: Vote in our poll!
Replies: 12435
Views: 275437

I am considering getting back on the horse of helping at the transgender help line. Not as a line operator as I'm not transgender, but as support for the staff. I think I am fit to do that again. Beware empathy fatigue. Ah, but I'm transgender. So you have the better chances of not being in hell. S...
by Jelmatt
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:10 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: LWDT V: Completing the Five Thread Plan
Replies: 12489
Views: 149433

Reminder that Orwell's list was used in deciding who to give a fucking government job to and basically nothing else.

Was it shitty? Yeah. Was it some great betrayal? Not really.
by Jelmatt
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:24 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Transgender Discussion Thread III: Vote in our poll!
Replies: 12435
Views: 275437

THERE ARE ONLY TWO GENDERS... Yeah, the bible says that yes, but a Transgender is someone who is a man but feels as a woman and wants to undergo a surgery and take hormone pills to become more feminine, and the other way round. It's not like a non-binary, genderfluid and stuff like that, that's a c...
by Jelmatt
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:31 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: TET: And Another Month Bites The Dust
Replies: 12475
Views: 119620

"Kek" and K are two wildly different things. I'm okay with K, because at least it doesn't make you think "Oh, so this guy is either a racist or somebody who wore one of those spiky German helmets to school when he was a teenager." CHRIST I HATE "KEK" I know. I mean, I ...
by Jelmatt
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:35 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Religion and the LGBTQ community.
Replies: 3626
Views: 44902

Point taken and conceded. My point remains that it's very easy to read NewLakotah's post as calling homosexuality disordered, even if that wasn't his intention. If if his posts suggested such, it seems weird to get bent out of shape over it, since A: Christianity says that, has said so for a long t...
by Jelmatt
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:22 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Religion and the LGBTQ community.
Replies: 3626
Views: 44902

...alright. Don't see how that's relevant. Are you trying to argue that the only difference between a mental condition and a mental disorder is the value judgment we place on it? In practice, that's often true, I won't argue with you on that score (see: paraphilic disorders being classified, egodys...
by Jelmatt
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:51 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Religion and the LGBTQ community.
Replies: 3626
Views: 44902

He might not have meant it that way, but going back through the conversation, it's extremely easy to see how THC could've taken it that way. New Lakotah first entered the conversation in response to THC noting that homosexuality was not a disorder, but a part of someone's identity, and he asserted ...
by Jelmatt
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:39 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Religion and the LGBTQ community.
Replies: 3626
Views: 44902

I apologize if I missed construed misconstrued what you wrote, but comparing depression to homosexuality was an extremely poor comparison. He didn't compare them except in the sense that they are both psychological conditions. He never suggested they feel similar. He might not have meant it that wa...
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