Culture Tweet of Metro worker eating on train could cost DC author her book deal - Could? It already did.

Sprig of Parsley

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Egads, this is a thread about a "metro"(whatever that is) worker and her quest for eating, not a shouting match about who is the most insane person here.
It's honestly looking like a serious slam-dunk for "lady trying to eat did nothing wrong and author/publisher are both exceptional, par for the course". Pretty sure only very odd people are going to argue with that.

Me, I just really want people to stop using left-leaning ideologies as cudgels to intimidate or harm.
 

Sprig of Parsley

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Did that happen here?
In the case with the author and the Metro worker, it actually did not (unless you count the publisher whipping around and giving her the finger). And then Ashy had a moment over one of her fellow anointed demonstrating they didn't come close to walking their purported walk and it kind of went to hell from there.

EDIT: Might be able to argue that the whole elitist intelligentsia type scolding the prole is actually a common form of leftist cudgel but it's just as easy to explain as the author being a snobby bitch, so eh.
 
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In the case with the author and the Metro worker, it actually did not (unless you count the publisher whipping around and giving her the finger). And then Ashy had a moment over one of her fellow anointed demonstrating they didn't come close to walking their purported walk and it kind of went to hell from there.

EDIT: Might be able to argue that the whole elitist intelligentsia type scolding the prole is actually a common form of leftist cudgel but it's just as easy to explain as the author being a snobby bitch, so eh.
There's one other explanation that involves someone really, really reaching. You are projecting just a little bit, perhaps.
 

Ashy the Angel

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You want to know what's actually going on? Because as a Somebody that lives in an ex-communist hellhole i can tell you exactly what is happened.

That is the real desire of people who climb their way into a communist/socialist movement. Ultimately the whole show about caring for workers such as myself is all lies. You are clearly different as you do care, and for that I am truly sorry about showing you the ugly truth of reality for you are a kind soul. Your comrades however, they do not care about the workers, they see us as mere stepping stools for a morale high ground to achieve some sort of greatness.

I beg you, do not go down this path, it is one full of the corpses of millions of my countrymen and even family. Do not make the same mistake that we did all those years ago. If you really care about the proclaimed cause of Socialism then find a different path, one that doesn't have so much blood on its hands. I might dislike the current West but I would never wish the same Communist hellhole that us Russians had onto you.
To be honest my friend I'm beginning to think I'm a very poor leftist. I find the failures of communism to be abhorrent. I hate identity politics and wokeness. Hell I don't even want to gulag dissidents. I'm not a stalinist, a tankie, ancom, I'm hardly even socialist. I just think the rich should pay more in taxes ala the 1960s, there should be true blue singlepayer (not obamacare), and throw in gov. funded college too. I want people to stop going into debt from ambulance rides.

In Europe this makes me right-leaning centrist. In America this makes me "pinko commie scum".
 
To be honest my friend I'm beginning to think I'm a very poor leftist. I find the failures of communism to be abhorrent. I hate identity politics and wokeness. Hell I don't even want to gulag dissidents. I'm not a stalinist, a tankie, ancom, I'm hardly even socialist. I just think the rich should pay more in taxes ala the 1960s, there should be true blue singlepayer (not obamacare), and throw in gov. funded college too. I want people to stop going into debt from ambulance rides.

In Europe this makes me right-leaning centrist. In America this makes me "pinko commie scum".
I find your ideas intriguing and wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

I think you're at worst a bit naive, but I get the impression that's partly due to age.
 
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Sofonda Cox

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The train was literally the only place and time she had to eat a meal half-way through a double shift. The Metro knew what she was doing and has an exception to their no food rule for just that situation.

Goddamn, chill the fuck out and read the article.
I read it fine. A twenty minute meal break that includes travel between stations is bullshit and the union should address it. Meanwhile, it doesn't matter who - follow the rules or leave.

Since the policies against spitting, fare evasion, playing music without headphones and eating just so happen for no particular reason to affect black Americans the most, they are no longer permitted to issue tickets for those offenses. Your attitude is the reason for this. It's making public transit a hellscape, and it will become unusable for the working class within the next five years. Which is all fine, long as we don't break the balls of this one downtrodden queen.

She wasn't some random kebob stuffing her face with curry while leering at 12 year olds. She was a transportation worker with one of the shittiest jobs on the planet trying to eat during probably the one break she gets during her 10 hour shift. Shitting on this lady is like the ultimate in upper class snobbery.
Read the article, understand it was a unique circumstance, but the rules don't say "everybody but this bitch don't eat" - it says no eating. Not mad at the wage slave, but also not mad at the frustrated passenger who is, guaranteed, assailed by spit, scooters, rap music, child abuse, impromptu R&B performances, and odors of every flavor on the regular. Our societal tolerance for horrible public behavior has reached incredible heights, and it sucks.
 

Sprig of Parsley

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I read it fine. A twenty minute meal break that includes travel between stations is bullshit and the union should address it. Meanwhile, it doesn't matter who - follow the rules or leave.

Since the policies against spitting, fare evasion, playing music without headphones and eating just so happen for no particular reason to affect black Americans the most, they are no longer permitted to issue tickets for those offenses. Your attitude is the reason for this. It's make public transit a hellscape, and it will become unusable for the working class within the next five years. Which is all fine, long as we don't break the balls of this one downtrodden queen.
Rules against all of those things are great and all. When a rule has to be broken just so someone can squeeze a meal in between shifts, the rule is at least slightly fucking exceptional in the wrong circumstance and allowances need to be made (and in this case they were).

I'm not going to hold this against her. I'm someone who has a horrible tendency towards absolutism and even I think punishing a worker for making the best she could of a bad situation because it infringed on a rule is borderline sadistic. This is not a hill I want to die on.
 

NerdShamer

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As autistic as this incident was, have there been any updates, yet? Because it's kind of unusual for a city not to defend racism.
 

Positron

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I hate this thing about "black bodies". They really don't believe that blacks have "behavior", do they?
I feel like they picked that word, bodies, because they think that it conveys some kind of shared humanity between all human bodies. At least, that's the gist I got in school.
A lot of the people who use that word think it's really erudite and scientific sounding.
In reality I feel it's an auspicious expression of how these folks really think. At the end of the day, social justice reduces people to nothing more than bodies, nothing more than skin color or sexual orientation. It's fitting, for them.
It's a cultural studies thing. Cultural studies drones conceptualize everything in terms of power, and, following Foucault, sees the body as a passive thing that power acts on, shapes, disciplines, and makes docile. They pretend that personal agency doesn't exist, because it leads to the horrifying thought that sometimes people do bad things simply because they are bad people. For example, a feminist might say that Natasha Tynes made this faux pas, not because of her personal character, that she is a petty cunt, but because society grants white women institutional power over black women. This also explains why so many tards who comment on this case sees it as primarily racial.
 

DragoonSierra

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Uh, the hard left are the ones who support workers the most, as in actual socialists/communists who don't fall for bourgeois neoliberal "look at this filthy mud person I'm gonna call them out for woke points on twitter" bullshit. Your entire political framework needs re-working m8. Sorry to go full mad at the internet but that was one of the most astoundingly wrong posts I've ever read here. Like, who backs unions and shit that helps workers if not leftists?

Thanks to twitter being a clusterfuck of performative wokeness I can see how you would think someone shitting on the working class for brownie points would be "hard left" but that just ain't the case here. I mean the same shit happened with another woke type a few weeks ago...

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I literally drove past a construction site with a woman working on it last week. I dont think she really cared and would have probably told this person to fuck off and worry about herself. Shit she looked like the fore(wo)man.
 

AnOminous

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I may of missed it, but why is this being assumed as a racial thing? I personally don't give two shits who is eating on a train/bus, and if someone does care (especially if there's rules against it) I also don't give two shits. A career being ruined for this is ridiculous.
Because woke bullshit has to be about race always. It can't be about general principles like snitches get stitches.
 

Alec Benson Leary

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To be honest my friend I'm beginning to think I'm a very poor leftist. I find the failures of communism to be abhorrent. I hate identity politics and wokeness. Hell I don't even want to gulag dissidents. I'm not a stalinist, a tankie, ancom, I'm hardly even socialist. I just think the rich should pay more in taxes ala the 1960s, there should be true blue singlepayer (not obamacare), and throw in gov. funded college too. I want people to stop going into debt from ambulance rides.

In Europe this makes me right-leaning centrist. In America this makes me "pinko commie scum".
What gets most of us anti-commies is that to the loudmouths and thought leaders of the wokefolk, those ideas you just expressed make you every bit as big of a nazi as the rest of us, because it really is a power game for them, they have no desire to actually end the problems of the marginalized because then they can't look like heroes. You're evil if you stray from the narrative no matter what.

Of course we make it clear we don't like those cloudchasing promoters of the progressive stack wherein you are punished just because you're successful or don't suffer as much as another group... but the reason you'll see us harp about it is because it seems plainly obvious that communist/socialist ideologies - particularly the judgment of people as cogs in a monolithic group, which is a cornerstone thereof - are designed to lead to this. Comminism and socialism are designed to segregate and stratify people by shallow groupings, and they are designed to create a top-heavy oppressive dictatorship run by whichever group claims to be the arbiters of morality and is effective at loudly drowning out opposition with accusations of apostasy against the church. And it all really starts with treating people as a group instead of letting individuals be, because when you start off with "all black people are oppressed and need X, all lgbt are oppressed and need Y" then it necessarily leads to putting the boot on any blacks or lgbt people who dare to disagree - because that moral superior group knows what everyone needs and they know what everyone needs because they're superior - so any black people who don't stay in their gilded cage end up being oppressed by the very progressives who claim they want freedom and diversity in the first place.

That said, I understand why you want those things for society and you sound like you are not the type of monster we are talking about. But if the farms has any particular leaning in earnest I'd say it's toward individualism, so we tend to react strongly at any cause that thinks it knows how you should live better than you do. And there's also a lot of defense of republicans/the right because they are constantly accused of wanting to control people's lives by the tankies and progtards who very loudly make it clear they want to ruin anyone who doesn't follow their exact script. (See Alinsky's rules.)

@Sprig of Parsley I get you feel strongly but seriously, take a step back and take a breath. Maybe take a break from the thread. Even if @Ashy the Angel was the reincarnation of Lenin himself you're not going to win the war in a single thread.
 
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