“Thank you, well said. I can't comment on the study that the author refers to, but he certainly shows little understanding of MBTI and its merits. Reducing useful models (however they may be misused by some) to astrology is a fine unconscious defense against gaining additional self-awareness!”
“Really! Such over-sensitive, righteous, liberal consciousness should spend less time fixating on out dated phrases upon which to project "racism" and more time on very real social problems that are a threat to ALL of us!”
“A joke but one with some truth to it. The downside of the rise in sensitivity has been OVER-sensitivity, where people don't hesitate to blame others for their feelings, regardless of the absurdity of their claims.
This is a prime example, though just one of many that we see on a daily basis.
Can't blame the conservatives for this annoying and now ubiquitous feature of American culture!”
“This is an interesting and important question, maybe a large issue than the event discussed: what's up with society when people evidence such inability to grasp the basics of a situation, even when it's captured in video?”
“Really! I find it astonishing what people see, or what they read into a clear cut picture. Somehow the bikers are seen as victims?
That biker was clearly going out of his way to drift into the auto's space. Whether you interpret that as reckless or hostile, the biker crossed the line. Given that there was a mob, what sensible person wouldn't feel endangered?
I can't help but wonder what distorts people's view of things. It seems irresistible for some to project "victim" and thus reorganize the "data" of the situation. Is that because the bikers were black? Is it because a motor cycle is more "correct" than an SUV?
Such distortions are as crazy as the behavior of the bikers!”
Sep 18, 2013 at 11:46:07
“I would say that they enable by endlessly blaming society so as to deny blacks a healthy responsibility for making their lives work. The victim motif prohibits asking how one's own behavior is a contributor to one's life situation, whatever may be true about history.”
jay jay on Sep 19, 2013 at 06:04:49
“Your post is such a generalization that it is devoid of meaning. How has either man's stance on mental illness "denied blacks a healthy responsibility for making their lives work?" Do you have any idea what it is, or are you so filled with hate for two men you don't know, that you just get a thrill out of blaming them? If you are blaming them for a black mass killer, who is responsible for rash of white shootings? Whose fault is it that they didn't take responsibility for their lives? The Columbine killers certainly had enough money for mental health counseling.”
“My thoughts exactly. His comments may have been insulting but I don't see how they were sexist. "Sexism," kind of like "racism," seems like something more often projected these days rather than substantiated.
This would seem to represent the liberal side of the general madness we see in society today.”
Jul 22, 2013 at 12:04:19
“I think your question is a good one. It would be fair to say that people like violent movies because they feel numb to a large degree, which would be symptomatic of our dehumanized society in general. At least violence arouses the viewer out of his/her numbness.
In other words, violent movies may be more a symptom of cultural problems than a cause....?”
“An alternative simple question: what accountability does each party bear for what happened? Clearly, the jury concluded that the prosecution did not prove that Zimmerman was exclusively accountable. Otherwise, he would have been convicted.”
“No one needs to needlessly die; just make the decision to abort SOONER. It's so short-sighted to frame this as a "men against women" issue such that you completely obscure the fact that the fetus, progressively a human being as time goes on, is involved.
“Really! Well said. Somehow liberal consciousness manages to completely obscure the matter of the FETUS. I'm pro-choice as well but that doesn't mean that it isn't reasonable to set some sort of limit, given the fact that as time progresses, the humanity of the fetus becomes more and more undeniable.
Enough so to demand counter-balance with all the liberal "passion" regarding the rights of the woman!”
“All of this seems to bypass the central issue: isn't the fetus a human being at SOME point?
Isn't more than four months enough time to make the decision to abort? Is there no ability to see the OTHER side of this conflict at all?”
“Or more precisely, they make the decision to abort sooner...?”
LadyLithia on Jul 13, 2013 at 11:05:42
“98.5% of abortions happen in week 12
Almost no ELECTIVE abortion happens in weeks 20 - 24 which is STILL the law of the land, and WILL be overturned.
This law, if it was allowed to stand, would ONLY hurt the ability a doctor has to practice medicine and do what is right for his pregnant patient.
But you don't worry about a woman who is required to wait until she's carrying a dead fetus before she can have an abortion... do you? Because often late term abortions are done because of an issue which guarantees the baby won't live until birth, and they abort because it is very unhealthy for a woman to carry a dead fetus within her body for any length of time.
The lack of HUMANITY displayed on these comments is contemptuous. Who gets excited that texas women will be forced to walk around with a dead fetus inside them because the law doesn't allow a timely procedure that is SAFER and better medically?”
“Yeah, I think this gets to the heart of it: the problem is not getting hit on by someone gay; the problem is one's (apparently) still ambiguous feelings about such an encounter.
Speaking from my own experience: I recall feeling some apprehension regarding such encounters in my twenties; decades later, that's resolved for me. The "problem" is not so much the interpersonal encounter as the inner experience thereof.
But let's note that the study shows that MANY young people have these feelings, even those who politically may be pro-gay rights. Are you going to judge all these people as "homo-phobic" and make them wrong for what they feel?