>"Not surprising. A huge number of people, especially older people, still find trans people 'icky' or baffling; the good old meme-generator is churning away, trying to find acceptable reasons to express those feelings without losing too many progressive-points."
Yeah, I'm sure someone will call this a charitable description of their opinion and not a gross mischaracterization. At least he wasn't participating in a community that values such clarity.
>2 hours later
>"It's almost like that, except for being nothing like that.
>See if you can come up with a version that passes the ideological Turing test."
Oh, so you do agree with the community norms, but they just don't apply to you.
>any example of progressives behaving badly
>"I almost never encounter the cartoonish rhetoric and vitriol that people on here seem to assume is standard for all progressive culture, it all looks like strawmen with no basis in day-to-day reality to me."
I bet if you grepped all of his posts for "never seen" you could make the case that he is Ray Charles.
I thought the point of giving token "lefties" (that is idpol true believers, the median commenter is probably to the left of Obama which apparently means they are far-right) privilege was to have people constructively argue from that position and give cover against accusations of being a hive of scum and villainy.
Given that all of them are just bags of water and cognitive biases they obviously fail on the first and their presence and Scott's ever increasing thumb on the balance for them has not kept the wolves at bay, what purpose do they serve?