TrueScotsman

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    Philosophy, history, psychology, religious study, music, singing, hiking, reading, Wife, and my beautiful son and daughter. :)
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    Former Mormon, former Evangelical Christian, and present non-reductive naturalist atheist.

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  1. TrueScotsman

    #metoo - next on the chopping block

    Evidence of so many false allegations? Lets hear it Fwee, what evidence besides your prejudice towards women do you have?
  2. TrueScotsman

    #metoo - next on the chopping block

    You're likely being overly paranoid, just decline the massages and say you are not comfortable with that in the work place. You probably shouldn't have engaged in that behavior in the first place TBH, because now she seems to have an expectation. Especially since you don't seem to care for her character. The flip side is we don't believe any women and rapists and abusers continue to rampage across our societies as they have for decades and decades.
  3. TrueScotsman

    #metoo - next on the chopping block

    No Fwee, its not. You can't use words like "true" and "false" to just serve your prejudices. Just because you are bitter towards women and have had a bad experience doesn't represent billions of other human beings.
  4. TrueScotsman

    #metoo - next on the chopping block

    According to you. Morgan Freeman denied behavior which he was not accused of. He was not accused of assault, he was accused of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior that made these women feel uncomfortable. 8 of the women experienced it personally, and 8 of them were witnesses over many years. None of them knew each other or were in on some conspiracy to get Morgan Freeman. In the original article on it, they said that several of the women knew they were talking about Morgan Freeman before he was even mentioned during the investigation. Did you read all of the allegations? Likely not, you think most women are liars.
  5. TrueScotsman

    #metoo - next on the chopping block

    Sexist garbage.
  6. TrueScotsman

    #metoo - next on the chopping block

    Did ant of the 16 women who came forward allege assault? No, you've just jumped to the conclusion they are all liars.
  7. TrueScotsman

    #metoo - next on the chopping block

    The fact that our culture has evolved such a sensitivity to perhaps the motivation of predators, is a testament to how bad it indeed is. There is much that we need to do to learn how to prevent such behavior, rather than just through moralistic platitudes, these people know they are forcing or manipulating the consent of others when they do it. Just think of that sick fuck who hid his condoms up in the ceiling tile, he used whatever means necessary to get away with it. These are the people that really need to be weeded out by the Me Too Movement, once you get started in that pattern society has to just remove you from damaging other people ASAP. Harvey Weinstein it seems fit that description, but it seems clear to me others like Morgan Freeman are not monstrous just promiscuous in a manipulative way. He didn't want to rape them, just tossed his power and name around as a means for crossing boundaries with women. It was totally gross and should be chastised for (not ostracized), and also more evidence of how toxic Hollywood culture is for women, and how useful it is for protecting men's behavior. I'm glad that is ending, as they will no longer get away with it, but the consequences on what happened in the past is becoming a bit much for society. The truth will get out, and it will have an impact on the market. That's why they rushed in to replace Kevin Spacey last minute. We do however need to make distinctions from people like Morgan Freeman and the monsters who are very predatory sexually, Morgan's behavior can cause a little temporary distress, a monster can turn someone's future into a nightmare. I think it will bear out that this excess will be corrected on the long term, Americans don't have that tremendous an attention span when they are being entertained. Though it depends on how the individuals handle the allegations and the particular nature of the allegations and evidence for them. I agree, with what has been revealed so far I totally disapprove of, but I don't think it is worthy of his entire legacy and career being destroyed. Though this will have to play out, now that it is in the air, how he responds, if there are any more allegations, the depth of his potential behavior and if there are any other witnesses as he seemed to do much of this in public.
  8. TrueScotsman

    #metoo - next on the chopping block

    Human psychology is not innately equipped with the ability to manage such horrors, which is why long term psychological distress for those who do is very rampant. I agree we need to make distinctions, those guilty of some form of harassment that was not forceful or predatory should after some time, receive society's forgiveness if warranted and sufficient contrition is observed. That will likely happen for some who have been outted by this movement, I could see it happening for Louis CK and Aziz Ansari. Though for those who are unapologetic and did everything they could to silence the women, like Bill O'Reilly, I don't think there should be forgiveness. This is a new process our culture needs to figure out, as we largely didn't hold these people accountable in the past.
  9. TrueScotsman

    #metoo - next on the chopping block

    Me Too has no gender implications, women are most affected but the scale is so massive that almost no one escapes its impact. Our culture needs to seriously address how it could get so bad, certainly there is a lot of hypocrisy from those like the Catholic church who enabled such abuse among priests, but this impacts all institutions of society from schools on down to the family. My oldest brother who later went on to abuse many others, was first assaulted himself when he was 5, staying the night at a friends house. Most abusers are serial abusers who were perhaps at one point abused themselves, which upon encountering puberty have all manner of psychological disorders triggered. This is why I regard this as a mental health crisis as well as a social crisis, we need early interventions and to find ways of getting at the serial abusers before they get to too many innocent people, children most especially.
  10. TrueScotsman

    #metoo - next on the chopping block

    1 in 6 women experience sexual violence in their lives. Millions of men have too, it might be important to reflect on the degree of the problem before jumping on the Me Too movement as a bad thing. So many have never even reported their abuse, so we don't even know the full scale. Until people encounter truly monstrous behavior personally, it can be hard to understand, unfortunately I do not have that luxury.
  11. TrueScotsman

    Left, Right, or Center?

    Its not my favorite political scale, I agree that our shared anti-religious sentiments is automatically put on the Left. In the UK and elsewhere, Conservatism is not as religious compared to the US. Also, Classical Liberalism aka Economic Libertarianism I would consider to be a Conservative and therefore right wing position. There are Libertarians of every variety, but I don't think Libertarianism represents a middle position. Someone in the Center is influenced by arguments from all sides, including Libertarian arguments. True Libertarians might agree with Left wingers on social issues, but for different reasons often times. These are all relative terms, Conservatives in the Soviet Union were more Stalinistic, while those labeled liberals were those who preferred reform. Since Neo Liberalism is the status quo economic system, I would characterize Libertarianism at present to be a branch of Conservatism as it is usually expressed in American politics. Limited government, belief in the effectiveness of the free market, support for free trade, etc. They would be different from Traditionalist Conservstives, which is more of a social and cultural Conservative response with its foundation in Edmund Burke, while Liberalism (classical) has its source in John Locke and John Stuart Mill.
  12. TrueScotsman

    Left, Right, or Center?

    Some people reached out to me and convinced me to stay, but I am officially done with the mankee flinging. Don't have the patience for it anymore. Anyways, here are my results. https://www.politicalcompass.org/yourpoliticalcompass?ec=-4.0&amp;soc=-6.62 <edited in graphic URL to display contents kL>
  13. TrueScotsman

    At Least 8 Dead Santa Fe, Texas Shooting

    I just might, too many idiots here.
  14. TrueScotsman

    At Least 8 Dead Santa Fe, Texas Shooting

    Clowns are resorting to Brietbart for their arguments. Yup.
  15. TrueScotsman

    At Least 8 Dead Santa Fe, Texas Shooting

    Conservatives used to support universal healthcare, under Nixon in fact. Now they have deluded themselves into thinking it is a purely Socialist solution, without consideration to the ecobomic and social costs for our failing healthcare system. Especially with mental health, basically how it works if that if you don't have money or a supportive family, you become homeless and destitute if you have a serious mental health problem. Your anecdotal remarks about what you see in America is very accurate, btw, Corporations are doing better but not the people.