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The Snowflake Mantra!!

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Tell me about it 😂
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Posts like that should be banned.....
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Irish Ian wrote: Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:34 am Posts like that should be banned.....
Why is that?
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hector wrote: Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:48 amWhy is that?
Um...
'We can wait for the next game with serenity'

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The word 'snowflake' is invariably used by white men, usually trolls on the internet, to suggest that anyone disadvantaged by race, gender, ability etc, should simply shut up about it, and not expect fair treatment.

The notion that these people are constantly 'offended' is totally disingenuous. In reality it is the fragility of the male ego which is trrrriiiigggeerrrrrrreddd by the threat of liost privilege.

As soon as you call someone a snowflake you've lost the argument imo.
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Irish Ian wrote: Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:50 amUm...
I very nearly fell for that :lol:
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SaraM wrote: Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:14 am The word 'snowflake' is invariably used by white men, usually trolls on the internet, to suggest that anyone disadvantaged by race, gender, ability etc, should simply shut up about it, and not expect fair treatment.

The notion that these people are constantly 'offended' is totally disingenuous. In reality it is the fragility of the male ego which is trrrriiiigggeerrrrrrreddd by the threat of liost privilege.

As soon as you call someone a snowflake you've lost the argument imo.
What a load of twonk..... I feel as though I should be offended by that.... I shall consult Google and get back to you. :duno: ;-)
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hector wrote: Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:37 am What a load of twonk..... I feel as though I should be offended by that.... I shall consult Google and get back to you. :duno: ;-)
Try Wiki:

Snowflake as a politicized insult is typically used by those on the political right to insult those on the political left.[8] In an article from the Los Angeles Times, Jessica Roy says the alt-right in the United States pejoratively describes most liberals and those protesting against Donald Trump as "snowflakes".[20] A 2017 article from Think Progress commented: "The insult expanded to encompass not just the young, but liberals of all ages; it became the epithet of choice for right-wingers to fling at anyone who could be accused of being too easily offended, too in need of "safe spaces, too fragile".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowflake ... prov=sfti1
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"When people call you a "snowflake" just remember they're quoting Fight Club, a satire written by a gay man about how male fragility causes men to destroy themselves, resent society, and become radicalized, and that Tyler Durden isn't the hero but a personification of the main character's mental illness, and that his "snowflake" speech is a dig at how fascists use dehumanising language to breed loyalty from insecure people."

So now you know.
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SaraM wrote: Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:36 am Try Wiki:

Snowflake as a politicized insult is typically used by those on the political right to insult those on the political left.[8] In an article from the Los Angeles Times, Jessica Roy says the alt-right in the United States pejoratively describes most liberals and those protesting against Donald Trump as "snowflakes".[20] A 2017 article from Think Progress commented: "The insult expanded to encompass not just the young, but liberals of all ages; it became the epithet of choice for right-wingers to fling at anyone who could be accused of being too easily offended, too in need of "safe spaces, too fragile".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowflake ... prov=sfti1
The trouble with Wiki is that any old snowflake or idiot or idealist etc can, and do, write it, and then other people take it as gospel....

I don't read Wiki as most of the things in the past that I have looked up for confirmation have had "many omissions and contains much that is apocryphal, or at least wildly inaccurate"
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SaraM wrote: Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:43 am "When people call you a "snowflake" just remember they're quoting Fight Club, a satire written by a gay man about how male fragility causes men to destroy themselves, resent society, and become radicalized, and that Tyler Durden isn't the hero but a personification of the main character's mental illness, and that his "snowflake" speech is a dig at how fascists use dehumanising language to breed loyalty from insecure people."

So now you know.
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hector wrote: Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:56 am ner ner na ner ner :P :P

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Well, you started it!

Tend to agree about wiki, but it's an easy go to. The point being that the term 'snowflake' is a put down generally used to belittle and silence people who criticise dominant hierarchies in any way; quite often, unironically, in the name of 'free speech'. I'm not 'offended' by it, but it's getting old.
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Plenty of opinions but not much citing overwhelming use by white male internet trolls, unless the object is to 'find' that proof amongst all possible peccadillos.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-a ... -snowflake

https://www.gq.com/story/why-trump-supp ... snowflakes

https://www.usatoday.com/story/college/ ... /37427267/
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Norm wrote: Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:59 pm Plenty of opinions but not much citing overwhelming use by white male internet trolls, unless the object is to 'find' that proof amongst all possible peccadillos.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-a ... -snowflake

https://www.gq.com/story/why-trump-supp ... snowflakes

https://www.usatoday.com/story/college/ ... /37427267/
From your second link:

"There is not a single political point a liberal can make on the Internet for which “You triggered, snowflake?” cannot be the comeback. It’s purpose is dismissing liberalism as something effeminate, and also infantile"

It's irritating because it isn't an argument, it's just playground level bullying.
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Every man and his dog are offended by something, just stay in and switch off all communication,jobs a good un.
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I've had a few memory problems since my treatments, but I do remember being called a snowflake by a black man at Cox hospital in Branson sometime last May. He said it in good humour with a smile on his face as we were joking about our respective treatments. The word seemed to be in vogue at the time for anyone who was a little less than 100% fit and active and was having negative views about appointments or transport. He was also called a snowflake by a nurse for complaining about something and we all laughed. This is actually true and it demonstrates the fact that the term was used by a black man and a woman in fairly quick succession - the difference I suppose is it was said with levity rather than condescension or accusation.
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Context is everything.
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And hector mate there are only Four Gospels..
Just for the record you see..?
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