To be clear, I was thinking not just of the pressure to stay relevant to your supporters, but also just the fact that being mired in this stuff is really toxic and bad for mental health. And also it's literally the same arguments rehashed over and over so it must get *boring*!
Is colourblindness bad?! Should we use the term Whiteness?!

Stay tuned, the answers are coming soon. This time for sure we'll hash it all out!
It's actually not that I find it boring. I love talking about the same stuff over and over, I just feel it's embarassing if I do haha.

There's also too many conflations. I signed up to criticize rude people on social media, not argue against teaching ANYTHING about racism
that said, and this is one of my issues with "wokeness", i can't tell if maybe part of the reason I'm feeling "over it" is due to the fatigue of feeling like I ultimately have to agree with the dominant position or face consequences.

Easier if I say I'm tired of it...

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7 Jun
Sometimes I feel like I'm guilty of this.

Other times I feel like I actually *am* being centrist for real 'cause I listen to voices I trust on here from "the other side", and it's truly hard to know who is right. Feel like I'm experiencing some cognitive dissonance...
I don't even identify as a centrist lol, I just get called one so much that I start to internalize it and call myself one even though it's not what I believe
I remember this one time on reddit, I was reaching out to someone as I do, I said I was a centrist, they said what do you believe, i was like "i'm hardcore for bernie and progressive shit", they were "why are you calling yourself centrist then?" i was like "everyone calls me one"
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3 Jun
When I see something like this, I think "Okay, yes, that statement seems bad enough that I would really need to see an apology"

But when we coerce apologies, the person is forced to make one... and then you can't know if they really mean it.

So it's an impossible situation?
You said something bad (Let's assume it's something *actually* bad not something innocuous that a mob pounces on unfairly)

But if you apologize, I'll think it doesn't count because you were forced to.

And if you don't, then of course I'll still be uncomfortable with you.
Follow the above logic and it means that if you said something bad, there's no way to come back.

In the current system, there *is* a way - you just apologize but you try your best to make people think it's a REAL one.

People don't judge authenticity very well though.
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29 Dec 20
People need to adapt to this new reality where everything you say is saved publicly forever...

Not by policing their own thoughts, walking on eggshells, or deleting past posts,

But by a cultural shift where everyone realizes it's not okay to hold past comments against people!
As someone whose social life was primarily online growing up, I have thousands of chat logs of myself from the age of 13 and up.

Not only should we not judge people too much for the past, but it can actually be *fun* to go back and look at it!

Or to track growth.
Essentially, what I am saying is, let's turn this permanent public record into a *positive*.

Your online footprint is like a journal of your life. It's all an opportunity to be more open with each other, which should theoretically be good if people can move past judgment.
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