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(Twitter)   How does a Canadian respond to racism in Canada? "... [P]rivilege isn't simply about having things given to you. It's about not having barriers put in your way of getting those things in the first place." Read the whole thread for the full context   (twitter.com) divider line
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5 days ago  
Original Tweet:

 
5 days ago  
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From part 5: 'And yes, the "see more replies" section of this thread will inevitably be full of them, each one saying why their often-racist remarks aren't racist.' The author is a prophet.
 
5 days ago  

I Ate Shergar: [Fark user image 520x324]
From part 5: 'And yes, the "see more replies" section of this thread will inevitably be full of them, each one saying why their often-racist remarks aren't racist.' The author is a prophet.


And that 5th tweet - which directly calls out white supremacists - has the most replies by far, most of them proving the point that a hit dog will holler.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
4 days ago  
I discriminate against Twitter threads.
 
4 days ago  
Yup. It's time for Canuckians to stop coasting on our "good guy" image & correct the grievances being committed on our fellow citizens.
 
4 days ago  
Aaaand it's gone.
 
4 days ago  
Aaaaand it's back.
 
4 days ago  
twitter is not news.
 
4 days ago  

AdmirableSnackbar: I Ate Shergar: [Fark user image 520x324]
From part 5: 'And yes, the "see more replies" section of this thread will inevitably be full of them, each one saying why their often-racist remarks aren't racist.' The author is a prophet.

And that 5th tweet - which directly calls out white supremacists - has the most replies by far, most of them proving the point that a hit dog will holler.


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The extent of the replies to that post

/Captain Canuck
 
4 days ago  
I remain confused why our news media even allows comments. The farking CBC comment sections are like a Klan meeting. Every time.

Screw "freedom". Take responsibility and stop giving a platform to these idiots. As a start.
 
4 days ago  
Holy fark the comments are particularly ripe in that one.

I guess that's what you get for asking people to just consider another viewpoint for a brief moment. Even the Canadian breed of republican don't shop with all that thinkin' and gowin' bullshiat.
 
4 days ago  
This is also how a (presumably) Canadian responds.

As a Canadian, fark this guy.

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4 days ago  
Good for Ottawa.

/not looking at the comments and you can't make me
 
4 days ago  

ModernLuddite: I remain confused why our news media even allows comments. The farking CBC comment sections are like a Klan meeting. Every time.

Screw "freedom". Take responsibility and stop giving a platform to these idiots. As a start.


Which is kind of baffling, as the CBC tends to lean left to begin with.
 
4 days ago  

ModernLuddite: I remain confused why our news media even allows comments. The farking CBC comment sections are like a Klan meeting. Every time.

Screw "freedom". Take responsibility and stop giving a platform to these idiots. As a start.


News media allow comments, because they know that if you're commenting, your eyeballs are on their website, and so more clicks means more ad money.  That's all there is to it.
 
4 days ago  

Snort: twitter is not news.


Neither is Fark.
 
Juc
4 days ago  
Man people sure are biatchy about having privilege. 
Makes me think of the folks who think that the problems the poors face aren't real, until they themselves have a financial hiccup and find out that yeah, you can't live on min wage at all.

sheesh people are delicate about this stuff.
 
4 days ago  

Albert911emt: ModernLuddite: I remain confused why our news media even allows comments. The farking CBC comment sections are like a Klan meeting. Every time.

Screw "freedom". Take responsibility and stop giving a platform to these idiots. As a start.

News media allow comments, because they know that if you're commenting, your eyeballs are on their website, and so more clicks means more ad money.  That's all there is to it.


And you'll keep coming back and clicking and refreshing to see if anyone has come along to congratulate you for your stunning insights.
 
4 days ago  
so many conservatives tears in the replies trying to cope with being called out, it's glorious
 
4 days ago  

I Ate Shergar: [Fark user image image 520x324]
From part 5: 'And yes, the "see more replies" section of this thread will inevitably be full of them, each one saying why their often-racist remarks aren't racist.' The author is a prophet.


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Is this an attempt at British understated sarcasm?  Or an extremely dense American-style almost-gets-it post?
 
4 days ago  

Snort: twitter is not news.


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4 days ago  

Juc: Man people sure are biatchy about having privilege. 
Makes me think of the folks who think that the problems the poors face aren't real, until they themselves have a financial hiccup and find out that yeah, you can't live on min wage at all.

sheesh people are delicate about this stuff.


They're delicate because they just can't imagine themselves in someone else's shoes, what life must be like for other people not as lucky as themselves, and then they insist they're right about everything.  Republican arrogance makes everything worse.
 
4 days ago  

Peki: Good for Ottawa.

/not looking at the comments and you can't make me


Continue not doing so - really. I was shaking my head so fast and hard I'm starting to worry about whiplash.
 
4 days ago  
I agree with the message but this statement:

"And denying its existence is condoning racism."

Is kafkatrapping, an error in logic and reason, a subset of the Unfalsifiable Fallacy, aka the damned-if-you-do-damned-if-you-don't argument (or more mathematically: B and !B cannot both increase the probability of A), and one of the more commonly used arguments on tumblr.

Logic and critical thinking really should be a mandatory class in high school.
 
4 days ago  

aimtastic: Albert911emt: ModernLuddite: I remain confused why our news media even allows comments. The farking CBC comment sections are like a Klan meeting. Every time.

Screw "freedom". Take responsibility and stop giving a platform to these idiots. As a start.

News media allow comments, because they know that if you're commenting, your eyeballs are on their website, and so more clicks means more ad money.  That's all there is to it.

And you'll keep coming back and clicking and refreshing to see if anyone has come along to congratulate you for your stunning insights.


Thank you for noticing my stunning insight, BTW.
 
4 days ago  
As a Canadian, I'm embarrassed at the comments section.  Social media sucks.  I miss the days when bigots and idiots didn't get to feel like they were part of a community of rebels fighting for their cause.
 
Juc
4 days ago  

NM Volunteer: I Ate Shergar: [Fark user image image 520x324]
From part 5: 'And yes, the "see more replies" section of this thread will inevitably be full of them, each one saying why their often-racist remarks aren't racist.' The author is a prophet.

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Is this an attempt at British understated sarcasm?  Or an extremely dense American-style almost-gets-it post?


it's a dense person.
They're all over the place, and seem to think that they're being targeted for being white when someone says racism exists etc.
 
4 days ago  
It really isn't all that difficult to convince Cletus, who dropped out of middle school, that the reason why the black physician in his town made it and he didn't is all because of "reverse racism".

It must be such a relief to have a person with all of their teeth tell you that none of this is your fault. Those godless libs took away any chance you had and gave it to "them" for their votes.

This country isn't going to change for the better any time soon. This shiat has been building up for decades and the current crop of GOP traitors is really ramping up the rhetoric.
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  

sefert: As a Canadian, I'm embarrassed at the comments section.  Social media sucks.  I miss the days when bigots and idiots didn't get to feel like they were part of a community of rebels fighting for their cause.


CBC comments have always been a cesspool. They make Youtube comments look smart.
Whenever anyone mentions how "polite" or "smart" or "progressive" Canadians are, I just point them to any random CBC comment page.

/Canadian
 
Juc
4 days ago  

WhippingBoi: sefert: As a Canadian, I'm embarrassed at the comments section.  Social media sucks.  I miss the days when bigots and idiots didn't get to feel like they were part of a community of rebels fighting for their cause.

CBC comments have always been a cesspool. They make Youtube comments look smart.
Whenever anyone mentions how "polite" or "smart" or "progressive" Canadians are, I just point them to any random CBC comment page.

/Canadian


They make people use a pretend real name and swear they're not using a fake name before posting though.
I thought that was supposed to make everybody nice on the internet.

/I never actually thought that
 
4 days ago  
Racism is a huge public health problem. Good for them.
 
4 days ago  

edmo: [Fark user image image 425x425]


Needs to have "Redlining to prevent integrated home ownership" until at least 1985
 
4 days ago  

edmo: [Fark user image 425x425]


To remind people we're in the green part?
 
4 days ago  

ZAZ: I discriminate against Twitter threads.


A more idiotic way to communicate likely never has nor never will be invented.

Okay.  Smoke signals.  Hmm. Actually no. That made sense at the time and communicated faster over longer distances than the alternatives.  Whereas Twitter's alternatives all work better.
 
4 days ago  

thealgorerhythm: Racism is a huge public health problem. Good for them.


That's a damn good way to look at it.  Sure, we know it's a problem here, in the U.S., etc. - but it's 10000 different people running around 10000 directions trying to fight it.  Who to put it under for coordination?  The Health people make a lot of farking sense as that choice.  Treat it as the mental issue it is.
 
4 days ago  

ModernLuddite: I remain confused why our news media even allows comments. The farking CBC comment sections are like a Klan meeting. Every time.

Screw "freedom". Take responsibility and stop giving a platform to these idiots. As a start.


And the National Post, and a (slightly) lesser extent, the Globe and Mail.

It's like watching a bunch of kindergarteners argue and hurl insults at each other.
 
4 days ago  

SirEattonHogg: Snort: twitter is not news.

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That is the MOST punchable face.
 
4 days ago  
Speaking as a 50 y/o member of the "left"...fark tolerance. Tolerance is failure.
 
4 days ago  

Snort: twitter is not news.


A new thing on Twitter is by definition, news.
 
4 days ago  

Albert911emt: ModernLuddite: I remain confused why our news media even allows comments. The farking CBC comment sections are like a Klan meeting. Every time.

Screw "freedom". Take responsibility and stop giving a platform to these idiots. As a start.

News media allow comments, because they know that if you're commenting, your eyeballs are on their website, and so more clicks means more ad money.  That's all there is to it.


Oh look, another problem capitalism caused.
 
4 days ago  
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This needs to be amplified. It's true, but it's buried, and it can be dismissed too easily. I've never in my life seen such a homogenously white crowd as I did at an anti-masker rally.
 
4 days ago  

ModernLuddite: I remain confused why our news media even allows comments. The farking CBC comment sections are like a Klan meeting. Every time.

Screw "freedom". Take responsibility and stop giving a platform to these idiots. As a start.


And TheProvince and a number of other places.

Pay some people to moderate comments and close comments on an article after 24 hours. I'm sick of making it to the bottom of an article and the comments section is a dumpster fire of conspiracy theorist morons bleating on about Jews inventing Covid so that the vaccine can make you allergic to pork. (Yes, sadly I've seen that one posted before).
 
4 days ago  

austerity101: Albert911emt: ModernLuddite: I remain confused why our news media even allows comments. The farking CBC comment sections are like a Klan meeting. Every time.

Screw "freedom". Take responsibility and stop giving a platform to these idiots. As a start.

News media allow comments, because they know that if you're commenting, your eyeballs are on their website, and so more clicks means more ad money.  That's all there is to it.

Oh look, another problem capitalism caused.


Why are you still here?

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4 days ago  

jim32rr: austerity101: Albert911emt: ModernLuddite: I remain confused why our news media even allows comments. The farking CBC comment sections are like a Klan meeting. Every time.

Screw "freedom". Take responsibility and stop giving a platform to these idiots. As a start.

News media allow comments, because they know that if you're commenting, your eyeballs are on their website, and so more clicks means more ad money.  That's all there is to it.

Oh look, another problem capitalism caused.

Why are you still here?

Countries That Are Considered Socialist
Country Type of Socialism
Angola Socialist Party in Power
Bangladesh Non-Marxist-Leninist
Barbados Socialist Party in Power
Bolivia Socialist Party in Power
China Marxist-Leninist
Cuba Marxist-Leninist
Ecuador Socialist Party in Power
El Salvador Socialist Party in Power
Ethiopia Socialist Party in Power
Greece Socialist Party in Power
Guinea-Bissau Socialist Party in Power
Guyana Non-Marxist-Leninist
Laos Marxist-Leninist
Mauritius Socialist Party in Power
Mozambique Socialist Party in Power
Namibia Socialist Party in Power
Nepal Non-Marxist-Leninist
Nepal Socialist Party in Power
Nicaragua Socialist Party in Power
North Korea Non-Marxist-Leninist
Portugal Non-Marxist-Leninist
Republic of the Congo Socialist Party in Power
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Socialist Party in Power
Sri Lanka Non-Marxist-Leninist
Suriname Socialist Party in Power
Tanzania Non-Marxist-Leninist
Tanzania Socialist Party in Power
Uruguay Socialist Party in Power
Venezuela Socialist Party in Power
Vietnam Marxist-Leninist
Zambia Socialist Party in Power


Pandemic kinda put a kink in most people's travel plans.

/come on, you know "why don't you just leave" is a lazy argument
 
4 days ago  

Peki: jim32rr: austerity101: Albert911emt: ModernLuddite: I remain confused why our news media even allows comments. The farking CBC comment sections are like a Klan meeting. Every time.

Screw "freedom". Take responsibility and stop giving a platform to these idiots. As a start.

News media allow comments, because they know that if you're commenting, your eyeballs are on their website, and so more clicks means more ad money.  That's all there is to it.

Oh look, another problem capitalism caused.

Why are you still here?

Countries That Are Considered Socialist
Country Type of Socialism
Angola Socialist Party in Power
Bangladesh Non-Marxist-Leninist
Barbados Socialist Party in Power
Bolivia Socialist Party in Power
China Marxist-Leninist
Cuba Marxist-Leninist
Ecuador Socialist Party in Power
El Salvador Socialist Party in Power
Ethiopia Socialist Party in Power
Greece Socialist Party in Power
Guinea-Bissau Socialist Party in Power
Guyana Non-Marxist-Leninist
Laos Marxist-Leninist
Mauritius Socialist Party in Power
Mozambique Socialist Party in Power
Namibia Socialist Party in Power
Nepal Non-Marxist-Leninist
Nepal Socialist Party in Power
Nicaragua Socialist Party in Power
North Korea Non-Marxist-Leninist
Portugal Non-Marxist-Leninist
Republic of the Congo Socialist Party in Power
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Socialist Party in Power
Sri Lanka Non-Marxist-Leninist
Suriname Socialist Party in Power
Tanzania Non-Marxist-Leninist
Tanzania Socialist Party in Power
Uruguay Socialist Party in Power
Venezuela Socialist Party in Power
Vietnam Marxist-Leninist
Zambia Socialist Party in Power

Pandemic kinda put a kink in most people's travel plans.

/come on, you know "why don't you just leave" is a lazy argument


Friday, living at work, tired. 🍺
 
4 days ago  
It's already been memory-holed, did someone bother to save the thread before they deleted it? I'd love to read the rest beyond the two screenies of it that got posted...
 
4 days ago  

hobnail: Snort: twitter is not news.

Neither is Fark.


Well not with that attitude.
 
4 days ago  
nm the link doesn't work anymore but they're still there:
https://twitter.com/ottawahealth?lang​=​en
 
4 days ago  
"Read the whole thread"
What does subby think this is?  4chan?
 
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