What I mean is that some people really do believe that the only way to get people to stop and let in an outside thought for once is to get them angry. For some people, that's true; they've decided not to listen to anything which contradicts their own preferred viewpoint, and in some cases, getting them really hopping mad about something that normally angers them, and then adding in things they agree with on the surface but which, if they really considered them, are quite bad, could make them give these things some serious consideration.
That being said, this isn't always the best approach. For some people, one needs to discuss the problems, not hammer them in. What's important is figuring out which are which. See below.
Most of the people to whom you're referring, though, are just the dorks who either enjoy drama but try to cover up the fact that they're starting it, or are simply too dense to realize they're saying inflammatory things.>>592>>Maybe he wouldn't have even given it a thought and just shut down completely which is what happens when we become hostile. We stop thinking.
This is the type I'm talking about above. They've found their opinion, and they switch off their brain. For different ones, there are different approaches which are better-suited to making them think. And making them think is sometimes more important than simply trying to "change their mind.">>592>>Instead of railing on people for being bigots
In the cases where getting someone angry IS the way to get them to consider and think, this isn't the way. SJWs get it very wrong. As noted above in this post, one first has to get them amped up about something they already dislike– and then one must take something bad that they agree with, find the bad in it, slip that in while they're riled-up and get them to see that it's a problem. When they come down, they may actually consider it.>>594
Straight cisgender is the most common gender and orientation, but "normal" has become a perjorative term. That's not to say that it's a term which needs to be discarded or shunned, however. It needs to be used with care, having long since– hundreds of years since– become a descriptor which implies, "That which I am, and which others are not, making them—" Less valuable than me? Weird, or strange, thus to be shunned, ignored, treated differently? To be changed or altered to match the norm-as-I-see-it? This goes past sexual orientation and gender, and has been used at various times to see as lessers people of other races, other nationalities… even as a reason to change bevaviors (see: all the lefties forced to learn to write right-handed, which was because, and only because, being right-handed was seen as "the norm" and being normal was very, very important.)
The issue with "normalcy" is more delicate than almost any other. An inch too far in almost any direction can put one in crazy SJW territory, and in typing this out, I've had to rethink several phrases in a concerted effort to not appear to cross over into that category.
>>It is not a battle I can take.
There are many battles I can't take. The following is entirely directed at Tumblr SJWs and feminists: What you must learn first is to pick your battles, and HOW to pick them. Choose ones you can genuinely handle well, without getting bent out-of-shape; as soon as YOU get angry, your ability to do good work declines sharply. Anger and outrage have their purpose, but not everything can be fixed via anger and outrage, and they have no value in and of themselves.
You don't fix a broken watch with a hammer. The problems you're fighting may be big, but just because it's a really big clock doesn't mean a hammer will repair it. These are still delicate battles, and though induced outrage is and should be one of your tools, you must learn how to properly use your tools, when and on what topics and which people to use them, and in what amounts.
If you really just want to pick up a battle-axe and a sword, scream "DAMN YOU, PATRIARCHY!!!" and run in with weapons flailing, stop saying you're trying to fix the broken world. Because you're not. You don't care about winning. You're just pissed-off and you want to make some heads roll.
You folks need a name. Anyone here want to suggest a title by which to call the SJWs and Tumblrinas whose entire goal is to piss people off and have a good old-fashioned scrap?