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[–]ClassroomPast6178Problematising the things you love. 17 insightful - 2 fun17 insightful - 1 fun18 insightful - 2 fun -  (2 children)

The trouble is there’s no way to tell the difference between parody and reality when it comes to this stuff (Poe’s Law). So much of what is done by these people is beyond parody. Wear a diaper in public? That’s fine. Dress as a puppy with a butt plug tail and interact with children? That’s fine! Perform a drag act for children and allow a child to stroke your crotch? That’s fine!

Society’s anti-malware software, shame, has been well and truly defeated by this shit. We have worked hard over the past forty years eliminating all the societal safeguards in the name of inclusion. Some legitimately needed to be eliminated, gay people don’t deserve to be shamed, but adult baby diaper fans definitely do, as do the transvestites and the puppies. Shame kept that shit behind closed doors where it belongs (consenting adults should do whatever they want behind closed doors, I don’t care).

The fact that the pædos are now making another concerted effort to go mainstream (MAP rights) is a clear indication that we need more shame not less.

So I think even if this turns out to be the greatest troll in history, everyone can be forgiven for thinking it was done unironically.

[–]LyingSpirit472 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

The problem is that while you're right shame has been truly defeated by this, it's not a bug, it's a feature that all of society has been trying to get rid of. Everyone, both on the side of inclusion and the side of exclusion. There's a reason that Donald Trump, who people knew for 40 years prior to his election was the most shameless human being on earth, is the second coming of Christ to the right-wing...and it's the same reason that societal safeguards are eliminated for inclusion as well.

Shit, this ties into "greatest troll in history", since many trolls' troll opinions are the type of thing that definitely needed to be shamed into realizing "no, this is stupid and if you truly believe it, you're stupid", but those people have lost the shame they needed as well.

[–]ClassroomPast6178Problematising the things you love. 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I agree. It’s almost as if shame evolved to keep shit in check!