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by Pseudobabble
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Romanian "PC" party asks for 3 to 10 years inprisonment for promotion of communist symbols or ideas
Replies: 11
Views: 391

Re: Romanian "PC" party asks for 3 to 10 years inprisonment for promotion of communist symbols or ideas

PC stands for politically correct, and as Kim said, is usually used in a derogatory manner to condemn people being sensitive to others. "PC" - as used today, refers to a 15% demographic from USA. It's known for promotion of censorship and usage of authoritarian methods in politics. Hi, dxm_dxm, I a...
by Pseudobabble
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Toxic Masculinity? Or how to be a real man but not an ***hole (or at least try)
Replies: 94
Views: 6566

Re: Toxic Masculinity? Or how to be a real man but not an ***hole (or at least try)

Another point that seems to me rather obvious but rarely mentioned in regards to the so-called toxic masculinity is that men who are open about their issues and don't put up a brave face are seen to be less desirable (reference?). It is much more acceptable for women to show their feelings and stru...
by Pseudobabble
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Toxic Masculinity? Or how to be a real man but not an ***hole (or at least try)
Replies: 94
Views: 6566

Re: Toxic Masculinity? Or how to be a real man but not an ***hole (or at least try)

Hi Pseudobabble, I only checked the forum now, but TBH, I am not really comfortable dissecting this further. The lady in question is a friend and going deeper into her personal history and my speculation as to her thought-processes and motivations, is not something I want to do. My bringing the ane...
by Pseudobabble
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: General Engaged Buddhism discussion
Topic: International Women's Day
Replies: 5
Views: 2045

Re: International Women's Day

On Tuesday I was watching a documentary about US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who when asked how many women would be "enough" on the Supreme Court always responds: "nine". It always gets a laugh, because most men simply cannot imagine such a world and because women would never imagine...
by Pseudobabble
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 39
Views: 1293

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

fwiw wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:31 am
...authors with blue checks ...

:rofl:
by Pseudobabble
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: China and the world order
Replies: 13
Views: 688

Re: China and the world order

In the news recently - China hails 'historic' Europe trip as Xi signs billion-dollar deals with France, BRI with Italy Chinese President Xi Jinping is wrapping up his overseas jaunt of the year, visiting Europe on a mission to strengthen Beijing's ties to the region. The trip was described as being...
by Pseudobabble
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: China and the world order
Replies: 13
Views: 688

Re: China and the world order

Kim, What better sources than those who have suffered under Communism? Far better than academics & arm chair experts. Hi, Nicholas, That's really a question for the "Where should we get our news?" thread - https://dharmawheel.org/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=184 - but the short answer is that anyone with a...
by Pseudobabble
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump "Just not worth it"
Replies: 7
Views: 336

Re: Trump "Just not worth it"



Seems appropriate for this thread.
by Pseudobabble
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Toxic Masculinity? Or how to be a real man but not an ***hole (or at least try)
Replies: 94
Views: 6566

Re: Toxic Masculinity? Or how to be a real man but not an ***hole (or at least try)

Hi Dan, many thanks for your answers, this is very informative. I have a few more questions if you don't mind: I did feel that she was out of line and as the night progressed she walked her statement back somewhat - Why did you feel she was out of line? - Why do you think she retreated from her init...
by Pseudobabble
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Speaking Out - Engaged Speech
Replies: 9
Views: 363

Re: Speaking Out - Engaged Speech

Have you heard of Moral Panics ? Human society is (among other things) a feedback mechanism for behaviour, wherein people respond not only to their physical environment, but also their social one, meaning the ideas, speech patterns, memes, etc which exist in the social sphere - so if one was to go a...
by Pseudobabble
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump "Just not worth it"
Replies: 7
Views: 336

Re: Trump "Just not worth it"

Karma Dondrup Tashi wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:36 pm
Pelosi says impeaching Trump 'just not worth it'

https://thehill.com/homenews/house/4335 ... t-worth-it

Perhaps this will be a thread to cover the impending Mueller probe. Perhaps she has seen it?
Impending? Don't you mean interminable?
by Pseudobabble
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Toxic Masculinity? Or how to be a real man but not an ***hole (or at least try)
Replies: 94
Views: 6566

Re: Toxic Masculinity? Or how to be a real man but not an ***hole (or at least try)

Hmm... I think there are toxic elements to it, but there are also positive elements, associated with traditional 'masculine' virtues - strong, disciplined, steadfast, determined, dignified... are a few I can think of from Mnb's posts. TBH, I suspect that Western men who for various reasons feel dis...
by Pseudobabble
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: The war on ____ has failed
Replies: 13
Views: 720

Re: The war on ____ has failed

Hi, Pseudobabble, I could say that you have called upon an army of straw men :straw: :straw: :straw: :straw: to defeat me but that's a bit facile. What you have done, however, is to misinterpret me and attack what you think I said. You took my, "I can't think of any sutras in which the Buddha used ...
by Pseudobabble
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: The war on ____ has failed
Replies: 13
Views: 720

Re: The war on ____ has failed

A good article - thanks - but it's so long that some of us might not reach the end. For their sake, here's the conclusion: Not sure I agree with this. What do you think about the Buddha's use of martial metaphor? Hi, Pseudobabble, I have highlighted a few phrases in the article to point out that th...
by Pseudobabble
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: The war on ____ has failed
Replies: 13
Views: 720

Re: The war on ____ has failed

A good article - thanks - but it's so long that some of us might not reach the end. For their sake, here's the conclusion: War metaphors mainly have the effect of distorting legitimate efforts to resolve real social problems, while at the same time cheapening our understanding of actual war. We mis...
by Pseudobabble
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Should Capitalism be outgrown?
Replies: 144
Views: 5198

Re: Should Capitalism be outgrown?

Human interaction (economic, social, w/e) is too complex to be 'managed' by any committee composed of limited human beings. The reason capitalism is still around is that it provides a framework (Rule of Law, contract enforcement, etc) for economic interaction which removes the need for such 'managem...
by Pseudobabble
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Gender equality thread
Replies: 7
Views: 443

Re: Gender equality thread

If there is anything funny to be found in this story, it would probably be this: The Sabarimala temple is devoted to the deity Lord Ayappa, who according to legend was born from a union between two male gods. Funny? Who said anything about funny? When I sign off with :popcorn: it's saying I'm waiti...
by Pseudobabble
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Self-care
Topic: This guy figured out who in the world is the problem, and it's...
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Re: This guy figured out who in the world is the problem, and it's...

While I find this guy... weird, to say the least, I think the point is exactly right: The problem is YOU Something relevant from another tradition: Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again....
by Pseudobabble
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Gender equality thread
Replies: 7
Views: 443

Re: Gender equality thread

I'm a fan of the Campaign Against Living Miserably, which aims to tackle the problem of male suicide (in the UK, hopefully there are other similar things going on elsewhere), which in Europe is 4x the female rate, and 1.8x the female rate globally.