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Author Topic: Federal white employee brainwashing (this is NOT hyperbole)  (Read 1057 times)

Ratman_tf

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Re: Federal white employee brainwashing (this is NOT hyperbole)
« Reply #45 on: September 02, 2020, 02:51:19 PM »
Casey Petersen, engineer (ex?) at Sandia Labs, stands up to "diversity training":



The notion of an exclusionary and hostile RPG community is a fever dream of zealots who view all social dynamics through a narrow keyhole of structural oppression.
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Re: Federal white employee brainwashing (this is NOT hyperbole)
« Reply #46 on: September 05, 2020, 07:13:17 PM »
Well, it's been an interesting couple of days.


"White House memo calls for ban on federal agencies conducting training on "critical race theory," "white privilege" with taxpayer dollars"
https://twitter.com/CBSNews/status/1302224963961786369


Good news. People already on the woke side will defend the CRT training, but those on the fence or not in the know will get a look at how racist and terrible this "diversity training" really is.
The notion of an exclusionary and hostile RPG community is a fever dream of zealots who view all social dynamics through a narrow keyhole of structural oppression.
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Re: Federal white employee brainwashing (this is NOT hyperbole)
« Reply #47 on: September 05, 2020, 11:14:50 PM »
Yes.  The best thing that can happen is to shine a light on this stuff.  It's gone under the radar for too long.

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Re: Federal white employee brainwashing (this is NOT hyperbole)
« Reply #48 on: September 06, 2020, 07:29:40 AM »
I agree that the training looks dumb and shouldn't have been done.

That said, calling this literal brainwashing is still gross hyperbole. Even Rufo doesn't claim that. What he says is, "I think if you looked at interrogation techniques and brainwashing techniques, there might be some good parallels." Adult executives taking a class at a luxury hotel is not in any way the same as prisoners-of-war being interrogated with torture like sleep deprivation. Sitting through a class you disagree with may be annoying, but it isn't mind control or torture -- especially for functioning adults.


"Literal brainwashing": No. Maoist struggle session: Not that big of a stretch.

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Re: Federal white employee brainwashing (this is NOT hyperbole)
« Reply #49 on: September 06, 2020, 07:32:38 AM »
Quote from: GeekyBugle;1145567
I wonder if the stress and fear of loosing your job/having your life ruined if you refuse to attend or resist the indoctrination don't count as mental torture...
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Those things absolutely do count as mental torture.
By this logic, *any* mandatory training counts as torture and brainwashing. Hell, any required job behavior is brainwashing, because you're being forced against your will to do things you otherwise wouldn't. Bankers are brainwashed into wearing suits.

If I got paid the same daily salary as those executives and put up in a luxury hotel like they were, I'd gladly go through an equivalent class in social conservatism. It's nonsensical to think fear that I'd come out brainwashed. The only question is whether it was worth the annoyance factor.


It's not a fear of brainwashing. It is that after you have been "trained", you are expected to then mouth the party line.
« Last Edit: September 06, 2020, 07:47:52 AM by dkabq »

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Re: Federal white employee brainwashing (this is NOT hyperbole)
« Reply #50 on: September 06, 2020, 10:04:39 AM »
Yes.  The best thing that can happen is to shine a light on this stuff.  It's gone under the radar for too long.


This has been going on at SNL for over a decade:
https://www.abqjournal.com/news/metro/299349metro04-09-08.htm

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