Yesterday was my day for despair. Now that’s over with, and it’s time for rage.
I can’t do anything about Russia or Ukraine, but jesus, do we ever have a bunch of walloping idiot apologists here at home. The curious thing is that they’re neatly lining up across the chasm that has formed in our political divide. If you’re a Trumper, now you’re in Putin’s pocket — and that’s an about-face from Republicans I would never have expected. If you’re into crypto, of course you’re going to take the Russian side, since crypto is little more than a money laundering scheme for oligarchs. And now the IDW is rationalizing for Russia.
IAYFKMRNW: the Intellectual Are You Fucking Kidding Me Right Now Web
I’m really kind of smug that I never took these people seriously pic.twitter.com/2rHsD1wygH
— StandWithUkraineHat (@Popehat) February 26, 2022
It’s like everyone is projecting their pet obsessions onto Ukraine. No, we don’t spend
more time talking about pronouns that it does about things that matter. First of all, pronouns do matter, obviously, since they send the Heyings of the world into a frothing fury. And they seem to matter most to the people who hate the idea. If you tell me that you prefer to be addressed as “he,” “she,” or “they,” I’ll accept it as a matter of course and as a matter of courtesy. The anti-woke brigade will react as if you’ve just launched missiles into their Donbass. We aren’t fighting over pronouns, that war was won by the people who recognize that humans live cooperatively in a society.
The people who don’t recognize that side with Putin.
Here’s another thing that pisses me off: when they decide that they must be über-rational because they accept evolution, and therefore evolution must side with the Russians.
It gets even worse pic.twitter.com/ea2x0cFE6C
— 🌄🌆🌇🌅 (@PacificChorus) February 26, 2022
The evolutionary lens is logic and first-principles driven, rather than conclusion or ideology driven. Jesus fucking christ. Evolutionary biology is not a formula that you can plug your variables into, and out pops a fixed, flawless solution. Evolution is a diversity machine. It makes peacocks and parasitic worms. It produces humans with a battery of emotional and social needs, and the more complex the organism, the more unpredictable the outcome. Heying is the classic reductionist dudebro who thinks it is reasonable to strip away the complexity of reality to claim that Science with a capital S has decided that their narrow world view is the correct one.
And then they pretentiously announce the superiority of their perspective. I am one of the
initiated, and I can tell you that Heather Heying is full of shit. She’s just a dogmatic reactionary who has found a rationale that feeds her ego and allows her to dismiss everyone else as wrong.
Also, Jesse Singal and Heather Heying joining hands to agree that the Woke are bad makes me want to puke.