Brief Notes Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! Click for some manner of distraction. You know, you put more effort into bawling about your poor thread than you did into the thread itself. Moral of the story: Say what you mean, for once. If you leave it at that sort of lazy posting, people will interpret according to what they know about you, which of late is well over a year's worth of dishonest, misogynistic, and racist propaganda. • • • Yes, we appreciate the leave Your Magnanimousness so generously grants us to do our goddamn jobs; however, if there are perhaps extenuating circumstances beyond your knowledge, such Skitt-stained advice might suddenly embarrass you. More to the point, the internal dynamics of labor relations, authority, responsibility, and pretenses pertaining to notions of rights and fairness might well make things a bit more complicated than simply banishing the lazy and dishonest. Somewhere between guarding against self interest to the point of self-diminution and figuring out what to do when habitual stridence want to complain―apparently in all sincerity, or some such―that we aren't being kind enough to dehumanizing bullying―yes, really, that came up recently―there are indeed a few issues that stand out pretty clearly. Just as an abstract proposition: There is ignorance, and that point need not be specifically insulting; and then there are pretenses of ignorance. Both are in effect in this thread. That is to say, certainly 'tis possible for people who regularly discuss related issues at a board like Sciforums to be utterly ignorant of the bigoted context, but there really is a weird bit of wide-eyed what-the-whonow that comes up from time to time; the chat line in Durarara!! was always a weird thing in English, because it's hard to tell who they're mocking. But there's also the infornography from Serial Experiments Lain, which really did turn out to be something of a powerful oracle. That is to say, every once in a while, the internet reminds me of a cartoon. In this case I wonder, more than the question of whether you or maybe the next person are even vaguely familiar with the context in question, about the curious demand for a contextual tabula rasa from thread to thread. We know a bit about who we're dealing with. But consider this: Regardless of whether you're familiar with the misogynist context of the red pill, we are, and even still, we know trolling form when we see it, and, really, if you're half as smart as you pretend, so do you. And, look, the guy who goes around posing questions from pretenses of ignorance, disregarding good-faith responses, and then posting bigoted screeds as if that was that only information he could find through Google is the guy who goes around posing questions from pretenses of ignorance, disregarding good-faith responses, and then posting bigoted screeds as if that was that only information he could find through Google. Just because it's a new thread doesn't mean we've forgotten those that preceded it. Sometimes, then, I find myself wondering who falls for it, and who is part of it.