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avaia:

--- Quote from: Godfather Punk on January 08, 2022, 12:29:31 PM ---He'll probably claim it's a reference to the submarine manoeuvre, which he picked up from Tom Clancy's books. That famous left winger... Oh, wait... cognitive dissonance rising...

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Tom Clancy is most definitely not culturally sensitive, lol. But really, by the mores of that site, that userid is, in fact, ableist, and should be disallowed on that basis. Whether or not you agree with the stated values of the site, the fact is that it's hypocritical of them not to follow their own rules.

And the thing is, I *do* agree with the values behind the determination that using such a name constitutes an ableist slur, but if anything is worse than the hypocrisy of reactionaries, it's the hypocrisy of progressives.

Reckall:

--- Quote from: avaia on January 09, 2022, 08:57:58 PM ---
--- Quote from: Godfather Punk on January 08, 2022, 12:29:31 PM ---He'll probably claim it's a reference to the submarine manoeuvre, which he picked up from Tom Clancy's books. That famous left winger... Oh, wait... cognitive dissonance rising...

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Tom Clancy is most definitely not culturally sensitive, lol.

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It was a real definition used by US submarines and it made sense: a Soviet sub all off sudden turned left or right to check if an enemy one was in the sonar blind spot behind it. This could very possibly cause a collision or a near miss, given the fact that subs don't stop on a dime, so it was a "crazy" maneuver.

Clancy, in "The Hunt for Red October" writes that "collisions between US and USSR subs were among the highest classified events of the Cold War". After the USSR crumbled, rumbles of these collisions started to filter out, proving that Clancy was right. How that man managed to get some of the info you find in his books is beyond me.

avaia:

--- Quote from: Reckall on January 10, 2022, 06:14:20 AM ---
--- Quote from: avaia on January 09, 2022, 08:57:58 PM ---
--- Quote from: Godfather Punk on January 08, 2022, 12:29:31 PM ---He'll probably claim it's a reference to the submarine manoeuvre, which he picked up from Tom Clancy's books. That famous left winger... Oh, wait... cognitive dissonance rising...

--- End quote ---

Tom Clancy is most definitely not culturally sensitive, lol.

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It was a real definition used by US submarines and it made sense: a Soviet sub all off sudden turned left or right to check if an enemy one was in the sonar blind spot behind it. This could very possibly cause a collision or a near miss, given the fact that subs don't stop on a dime, so it was a "crazy" maneuver.

Clancy, in "The Hunt for Red October" writes that "collisions between US and USSR subs were among the highest classified events of the Cold War". After the USSR crumbled, rumbles of these collisions started to filter out, proving that Clancy was right. How that man managed to get some of the info you find in his books is beyond me.

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I’m quite well aware of the origin of the term, but linguistically and culturally speaking, the origin is of no relevance to how the term is or may be perceived in society 38 years after the book was published. And it’s not really relevant to the discussion of RPGnet’s hypocrisy whether or not you personally perceive the term as ableist, the context is really within the self-established rules, mors, and culture of RPGnet, which clearly, by their own standards, the use of the word “crazy” is considered by most people who travel in progressive circles to be ableist.

The Cold War as we knew it back then is dead history, and thankfully so. Even to this day, whenever I heard the alert sound of the Emergency Broadcast System, it makes me feel as if we have a half hour left to live.

Ghostmaker:
Jannies of TBP gotta scratch that itch.

https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/tolcreator-receives-a-%F0%9F%9A%AB-one-day-ban.892763/

Lots of small penis energy there from Funkadelic. 'Tired old racist tropes against nomadic peoples'? Really? Does he NOT know the history of the Mongols? Probably not, who am I kidding.

https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/anwar2-receives-a-%F0%9F%9A%AB-seven-day-ban-and-threadban.892825/

Offering any negative opinion of a property or creator is doubleplusungood, unless of course it's someone already convicted in TBP's kangaroo courts of wrongthink.

PonchoGoblin:
So don't know if this would apply to this thread, but it seems TBP decay has spread to other woke watering holes of the hobby, considering the rpg subreddit now has a top post that is some dude's hour long video seething about how GrimJim and Pundit are "Nazis" ::) clown world at its best

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