Classics are full of classicism, racism, misogyny and transphobia triggers.If only there was some way to view lists of books which have endured for centuries to become timeless classics.
Britbong here, and I can confirm that Luke is totally correct. Our airports are lousy with machete-wielding gangs that just straight-up kill trannies in the middle of the concourse. I’m not saying it’s legal, but people do turn a blind eye, often nodding approvingly. We’re a famously intolerant nation in that regard. Not like Japan, where a Herman Munster-looking dude in a dress is accepted and even celebrated.How resolute of Luke to not fly to Mexico or South Korea via London. Or Dubai.
Oh boy do I have some friendly neighborhood Suggestions for him. Very diverse and culturally enriched.A trans woman who identifies as a lesbian fears white British women - who mostly do not give a shit - but not fundamentalist Muslims, who literally would kill him if they got the chance.
Luke lies on the border between dramacow and schizocow, and it’s kind of interesting to see him elaborate on his paranoia. I wish he’d gone into more detail. The fact that he went from “W-well... bathrooms!” to “You’re one of THEM!” suggests to me that when actually asked to explain his theory, he couldn’t come up with anything. Which in turn raises the question of how much he actually believes.The death of thousands of people from the plague pales in comparison to Lukes being told he can't use the women's bathroom.
The paranoia is self perpetuating. Fixating on the threat validates his views and feelings. It can give an odd sense of control. I've seen it in veterans with PTSD who are either untreated or new to treatment. The world around them is confusing and they don't want to deal with it. A threat is something they understand. It's something they know how to engage with and they can focus on rather than confronting the underlying issues. It struck me as a form of escapism.It seems to me almost as if he enjoys the paranoia. Certainly he seems to consider it useful, given that “imminent danger“ is his go-to response whenever someone points out that he’s an idiot.
Luke could barely scrape together the money for his cut rate Mexican surgery. The amount he'd need to bribe the authorities and local criminals in a third world nation to leave him alone is far out of his reach.Isn't that essentially somalia? they don't have skyscrapers and trains though