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Author Topic: Federal white employee brainwashing (this is NOT hyperbole)  (Read 1070 times)

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« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2020, 02:14:38 AM »
I have some close and trusted contacts in a federal agency. They've had annual trainings of the worst sort since the late 90s. Here are three of my favorite nuggets:

- dolls of white men in suits handed around in circle groups so that when you feel a need, you can punch them

- shouting matches because during the Native American sensitivity training, Black employees would keep trying to divert every item to the Black American experience, causing the Native American employees to finally flip out

- "words as violence", because you might say something that sets someone off and well, if you are a white male you instigated it
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« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2020, 02:15:58 AM »
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Or how {insert "oppressed" group here} are bad because of their {insert immutable characteristic here}?

Way to put a fine point on it! :D
But yeah, this round of "anti-racism" training is about how white people are inherently racist. Being led by a self-proclaimed racist who earns thousands of dollars to tell white people they're racist and if they deny it it proves they're racist.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/15/magazine/white-fragility-robin-diangelo.html
https://www.ratburger.org/index.php/2020/07/09/karlyn-read-white-fragility-so-you-dont-have-to/

This shit is a kafkatrap and we're all in the midst of a social panic like the satanic panic of the 80's.
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« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2020, 03:27:21 AM »
So, the first open Rightthink trainings have started. Yeah, this is gonna be interesting. This is testing the waters in how far they can take it. Seeing it as stupid work related idiocy would be fine if it wasnt in todays social western climate that is skewing in a very bad direction. Small steps first and later bigger steps follow.

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« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2020, 05:36:09 AM »
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If I was being paid to attend, at no cost to me?  I'd show up, eat the food, and drink the coffee.

If they asked me any silly questions, I'd give them some silly answers.

These are the words of someone that knows how to keep a job.

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« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2020, 08:18:06 AM »
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These are the words of someone that knows how to keep a job.

If I have to denigrate myself due to an immutable characteristic in order to keep my job, then is it really worth keeping?

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« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2020, 11:02:42 AM »
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If I have to denigrate myself due to an immutable characteristic in order to keep my job, then is it really worth keeping?

Master: get to the training camp boy
White dude: oh yessa massa I gon be a gud cracka

Roughly translating from the Spanish saying my father taught me: It's better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.
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« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2020, 11:11:41 AM »
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If I was being paid to attend, at no cost to me?  I'd show up, eat the food, and drink the coffee.

If they asked me any silly questions, I'd give them some silly answers.

I'd probably feel forced to do the same, particularly since I am on renewable contracts. But I'm not sure if that is the right thing to do. This shit has gone far enough. I also would not want my peers to think that I actually support it, because that could further spread the idea that others who are skeptical are completely alone.
In case you haven't noticed; a lot of people now take the "white man evil" thing seriously.

It's come through lots of media as well. I guess it started way back with some writers and filmmakers and others presenting views like the effects of the depradations of our own culture or "the indians weren't all bad" (something most people already knew) or "foreign cultures can be fascinating". But that has grown to a constant drone of white=bad and being unable to ever say something mildly critical of other cultures.

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« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2020, 11:22:47 AM »
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I'd probably feel forced to do the same, particularly since I am on renewable contracts. But I'm not sure if that is the right thing to do. This shit has gone far enough. I also would not want my peers to think that I actually support it, because that could further spread the idea that others who are skeptical are completely alone.
In case you haven't noticed; a lot of people now take the "white man evil" thing seriously.

It's come through lots of media as well. I guess it started way back with some writers and filmmakers and others presenting views like the effects of the depradations of our own culture or "the indians weren't all bad" (something most people already knew) or "foreign cultures can be fascinating". But that has grown to a constant drone of white=bad and being unable to ever say something mildly critical of other cultures.

If you don't stand up now because of fear or "it's not that big of a deal", just imagine what it will be like in 5-10 years from now.

Why do you think they want to ban from the internet any critical voice of their cult?

Mob mentality and critical mass. But in a virtuous way:

At first there's silence and nobody speaks against it.
Then one voice says "The emperor has no clothes!"
Most people try to ignore it
Then other voices join in the chorus "The emperor has no clothes!"
Now they need to do something, since they can't debate they try and silence the more prominent voices, the Streissand effect isn't their friend.
More and more voices speak, until it becomes okay to say "The emperor has no clothes!"

This already happened once in my life time with criticism of religion.

Why can't we criticize this new religion?
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« Reply #23 on: August 21, 2020, 12:21:00 AM »
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If I have to denigrate myself due to an immutable characteristic in order to keep my job, then is it really worth keeping?


If anyone here won't (or can't) submit, here's some things to consider:

1) Federal law exempts businesses with less than 14 employees from all the shenanigans.

2) There are lots of ups & downs to owning a small business. But at a certain point, being a wage slave comes with too high of a price tag (such as harm to your peace of mind and quality of life). Upon that day, the downs of self-employment become neutral by comparison.

3) Owning your own business is the most realistic path to the American Dream.



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It's better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.


I prefer General Patton's solution. Let's make the other guy die.

If I must bend my knee, it will be to stabilize my firing position.

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« Reply #24 on: August 21, 2020, 06:06:50 AM »
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I prefer General Patton's solution. Let's make the other guy die.

If I must bend my knee, it will be to stabilize my firing position.


Yes, let's be a dumb fuck and make fighting slogans about workplace HR shit. Everything is all about dying and fighting for your rights. Good lord, just shut the fuck up and do the job you useless piece of shit, or are you too much of a snowflake that you can't hold your fucking tongue for 40 hours/week? Or do you just have to raise your fist and shake it in protest like all those you claim to hate?

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« Reply #25 on: August 21, 2020, 02:42:52 PM »
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Yes, let's be a dumb fuck and make fighting slogans about workplace HR shit.

This isn't just "workplace HR shit", you racist goon. If you're going to let racism slide, but berate people for hyperbole on a message board, I think your priorites are out of whack.
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« Reply #26 on: August 21, 2020, 05:24:24 PM »
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This isn't just "workplace HR shit", you racist goon. If you're going to let racism slide, but berate people for hyperbole on a message board, I think your priorites are out of whack.

Greetings!

Fucking ON POINT, Ratman! Outstanding commentary. Racism against people--including fucking racist policies and "trainings" against white people is absolutely worth getting angry and fired up about!

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« Reply #27 on: August 21, 2020, 05:54:29 PM »
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Greetings!

Fucking ON POINT, Ratman! Outstanding commentary. Racism against people--including fucking racist policies and "trainings" against white people is absolutely worth getting angry and fired up about!

Semper Fidelis,

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But is it worth getting angry and fired about?

Regardless, you're a dumbass if this kind of thing takes you to violence, but...you are a dumbass, so...

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« Reply #28 on: August 21, 2020, 06:07:19 PM »
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But is it worth getting angry and fired about?

Regardless, you're a dumbass if this kind of thing takes you to violence, but...you are a dumbass, so...

Greetings!

Really, HappyDaze? You know, before the last few weeks of your transition, I thought you were pretty intelligent, cool, and nice.

Since then, you have become an obnoxious, hostile fuckstick and an abrasive, rude asshole.

Get fucked, jackass.

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« Reply #29 on: August 21, 2020, 06:16:55 PM »
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Greetings!

Really, HappyDaze? You know, before the last few weeks of your transition, I thought you were pretty intelligent, cool, and nice.

Since then, you have become an obnoxious, hostile fuckstick and an abrasive, rude asshole.

Get fucked, jackass.

Semper Fidelis,

SHARK

Oh Sharkypuss, you say such kind things. You calling someone else abrasive, obnoxious, and hostile is hilarious. Self-reflect much, asshole? You spout your hateful shit and try to thump your chest like some kind of a hero, but you're a pathetic little man-child that only spouts that shit here where it's accepted. In the real world, not so much, I think. So go whaah whaah to your momma, cuz your tough guy routine is horseshit.