Renee left a great comment on yesterday's post where I discussed how my daughter has been subjected to racialist ranting at her public high school.
I already forwarned my children, once they end up in public high schools to don't argue with the teacher. If there is a problem come to me, but don't speak up in class.All of our kids learned to do that, both in high school and college. I would bet that the majority do it. As the teacher screams at them that they're oppressing this or that minority, the kids are sitting there thinking, "Yeah, whatever. I didn't do it, so stop yelling at me." In the case of my daughter and American racial sins, this is true in spades as she is a foreign adoption.
Whenever I engage one of these nuts on Twitter, I take a serious line and try to dissuade them with facts and logic. It never works as their beliefs are religious and not philosophical*. From now on, I think I'm going to go the "You realize your peers are laughing at you rather than with you, don't you?" or "Can't you find something better to do with your time instead of badgering the rest of us?" route. Making fun of them is more appropriate for our counterculture movement anyway.
|Newcastle United is laying down like dogs every game these days and you think I'm going to sit here worrying about gender-neutral linguistics? What kind of idiot are you?|