OPEN THREAD: Netroots Nametags Ask for ‘Preferred Gender Pronoun’

Because I forgot to post an Open Thread, here it is. But first…

The nitwits at Nutroots nation added a special little section to the nametags where attendees can inform others about what their “preferred gender pronoun” is.

These people are WAY over the bend.

Talk about a first world problem! While most of the world is just trying to find clean water or enough food for the day, these halfwits are haughtily thumbing their nose at nature and trying to “decide” what gender they want to be. Ha, ha.

So, go ahead and talk amongst yourselves. Wait, is “your” sexist too? I can’t be sure.

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  • JWH

    I’ll start. Here’s something that bugs me:

    http://m.washingtonpost.com/opinions/simon-waxman-tomahawk-missiles-apache-helicopters-just-as-offensive-as-redskins/2014/06/26/16c18738-fc9a-11e3-932c-0a55b81f48ce_story.html?hpid=z3

    Two things from my end:

    First, I’m neutral on the question of whether it’s racist to name helicopters after Indian tribes. I really haven’t thought about it one way or the other, so I don’t have an opinion

    Second, I did some research on the author and (as nearly as I can tell) he’s 100 percent Caucasian. Now, if an actual Apache Indian wants to say, “I think that helicopter shouldn’t be named ‘Apache’ because I find it offensive,” I think he’s got credibility. I don’t know that I’d agree with him, but he comes to the table with credibility because it’s his tribe getting slighted. But I think it’s a bit risible for an academic to see offense when he’s really not the person being offended (assuming there is an offense).

    • jim_m

      All of political correctness is built upon lefties 1) presuming to inform us what we should think and demanding that we act upon that presumption. and 2) identifying victimhood groups and demanding some sort of government (ie taxpayer) funded payout for reparations.

      • yetanotherjohn

        There is another aspect to political correctness which is I think the primary reason it continues. Liberal whites use PC as a way of counting coup against other whites. If you want to be part of the tribe, you have to count coup. They can feel superior over other whites who don’t have as many coup and are thus racist. They can feel superior over non-whites because “those people” need their lofty ideals to survive against the obviously racist “others”. Status, self esteem and signaling all in one behavior.

    • Brucehenry

      The guy’s logic is skewed and his point that the indigenous tribes were outgunned is irrelevant. Apache warriors and Comanche warriors and Lakota warriors fought bravely and skillfully and often quite effectively (as Custer’s men could attest) and are to be admired for their heroism in many cases.

      The 300 Spartans were impossibly outmanned and never stood a chance; that doesn’t mean their heroism and bravery shouldn’t be admired. And if the military chooses to honor the bravery and fighting skill of Native American tribes by naming weapons systems after them that’s a good thing, in my opinion.

      • warnertoddhuston

        I would like to point out that it seems that the apocalypse has officially arrived. Why, you say? Because I finally found a comment from bruceHenry that I agree with 100%.

        • Brucehenry

          Look out! Walkers!

        • jim_m

          Somebody probably hacked his Disqus account.

          • warnertoddhuston

            Hey, wait…. maybe… OK you Diqus Duper, WHERE is our Bruce and what have you done with him!?

      • jim_m

        Relax, it’s just another attempt to create a victim group to lodge a grievance against the US. Situation normal for the left.

  • jim_m

    Favorite descriptors are pretentious/clueless

  • LissaKay

    ShHeIt and THerms … yeah, that works.

  • JWH

    I would write “Great and Powerful Oz” at the bottom of the nametag. If people addressed me directly, they could say “Hi, JWH.” But if they referred to me in the third person, they would have to say, “I talked to him, her, and ‘The Great and Powerful Oz.'”

  • GarandFan

    Little things to amuse little minds.