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It’s about more then just your Feelings

I saw this article linked on Facebook on one of the groups I follow.

You can read it here, but I can already tell you a bit about it. It’s basically a condemnation of futurists because they might be mostly white old men as opposed to young trans-gendered whatevers.

I’m getting sick and tired of these children trying to make everything about their private parts and how they are being oppressed by having to go to a different bathroom then they want to. These children seem to think the world is nothing but a racist sexist world, and that all their problems can be laid to rest at the feet of white men. They refuse to accept that their failures are on them, and not on anyone else.

They refuse to accept that a persons destiny is decided by them, but only if they will take responsibility for it.

I doubt the will grow up, because they have been raised to believe they don’t have to live with the consequences of their actions.

Sci-fi is supposed to be about the future, about dreaming of a world that we could reach. They focus however of this SJW BS on only the most superficial of aspects.

This is supposed to be able looking to the future and seeing a world we can strive for. Or looking to one of our possible futures as a warning.

Books like 1984 and Brave New World.

Television and Movies like Star Trek and Star Wars.

I’m worried that this generation only thinks in terms of what’s cool and what is in it for them singularly. WE were all trying to come together and become one happy human race in the Civil Rights Struggles of the 60’s, the Economic and Cultural Struggle of the 70’s, the Cold War and the rebuilding of hope through the 80’s and 90s. We hit the turn of the millennium, and after 9/11 everything went straight to Hell. And it hasn’t started getting better yet.

The new Racists are the ones who are trying to blame all of societies ills on white men. The ones who are trying to say only certain lives matter and a hashtag is all you need to start a campaign of hate.

I look the future without the hope I used to because of this. I end up drowning myself in a sea of old stories, tv shows dedicated to science and learning about how one can learn about science. (Mythbusters)

President Obama was elected his first term on Hope and Change. On the idea that We Could Do This. I voted McCain… I’m afraid I was right in that vote now. He didn’t bring us hope and change. He bought us division and condemnation if we didn’t march lock step with him. He said we’d already been to the moon and cancelled out return there. He has not supported new ideas and new hope.

At least it feels that way to me.

I read a think on IFL science where MIT may have come up with a way to make Fusion Reactors more probably at a time scale NOT in the next century.

It’s a cautions hope.

This became a bit of a post… I should post this on my personal blog I think.

Organization? Not Really!

So I am trying to figure out what I should do as it relates to content. I have more than enough ideas to create a ton of posts for all stories and posts for the groups. The problem is that I get too worked up over work.
I don’t make the money I used to. I live with Mom and Dad again. Keeping the sites up is basically the only thing I have to hold on to at times. It gets a bit depressing.
So I could use some recommendations on how I should go about creating more content. I want to make my sites and groups worth the time to read, if not a few bucks from the readers.
Comments are open and welcome.

Time for a bit of a Rant

So, I’ve been reading politics again. Never a good thing. Frankly I’ve spent a large amount of time trying to keep out of the fray. I could go on about this and that, condemn all things I disagree with, fire and brimstone and maybe make a ton of cash doing it. I’m not going to though, that’s not who I want to be. That’s not what I want to write. But there are time when I read some things so blatantly stupid I need to speak up. And really there aren’t enough people speaking up against the absolute stupidity of people who call themselves “Social Justice Warriors” who are in fact censoring cowards. Delicate Snowflake? More like idiot who will end up incapable of existing in the real world.

Here’s the article that has me on my soapbox this morning.

If you haven’t guessed, I am firmly on the side of the Wall Street Journal on this one.

When I was a kid it was clear, if you are offended by something you either suck it up or you say something. You don’t get protected from content that offends you, you don’t get to block out ideas that go against your beliefs. You take them in, and if you agree or disagree with them you either say something, or suck it up and deal. It’s one of the reasons blogging became what it is. The public now had a way to speak out without the filters of the media, without the middle man. We could say what we wanted, when we wanted, and as intellectually or as crudely as we wanted. And it was perfectly legal, as the First Amendment always protected that.

Now we have people who need trigger warnings, hash tag this, disclaimer that. You shouldn’t say bad things about people, and if they try and kill you well it’s your fault for not being sensitive to their culture.

WE NEVER SUPPORTED THAT!

The First Amendment at the time was one of the first things that ever codified in law that the Government didn’t have the right to forcefully convert you to the State Religion, that you couldn’t be locked up for saying something a politician didn’t like. We said I had the right to print what I wanted even if it was anti-government, and that I could spout my beliefs from the highest available stage in public. We have never EVER been a country to give in on these ideals. Yet this newest generation seems not just willing, but eager to strip us of this founding believe because their virgin ears can’t handle it (if any part of them can be called virgin these days.)

I believe in real Freedom of Speech, of Expression, of Belief. That doesn’t mean I’m protected from anything that goes against it.

If you can’t handle being exposed to opposing ideas, then the problem isn’t me, or the people who you disagree with. The problem is you. If you feel you have the right to censor or in some other way be protected from contrary ideas than you are going to have a hard time in the real world.

Time to suck it up and deal.