Philosophy and Radical Politics

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Tell me about a time where a white child was killed and black people made a hashtag mocking their death, a Halloween costume mocking their death, or a celebration of their death in any way shape or from. NEVER!!

Black pride has never been about hating white people, but white supremacy has always been about hating black people.


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Anonymous asked: (dif anon) I was just trying to find away to articulate why your response to that earlier ask about circular logic rubbed me the wrong way but last anon articulated it. could you tag the academic pissing contests as elitism or something?

Yeah for sure.

I mean I will respond to people who challenge me on normative grounds. Because I do have the privilege to push back in that direction and dammit if I don’t know formal logic and logical fallacies and such well enough to run circles around any New Atheist/antifeminist/dudebro type that tries to employ “logic” against analyses of structures of power.

To me it’s a matter of showing how well they can’t even play their own game, let alone ours. But you’re right, I shouldn’t involve others in that without a warning.

Generally I use the tag “theory warning” when I reblog or link to something that I feel is deliberately abstruse (generally I do this because I do consider the ideas important even if there are barriers to them). But this is the first time someone has accused me of not knowing my shit, and my response only meant to say that, no, I actually do know my shit across normative and antinormative axes, and I can play your game while calling bullshit on the rules simultaneously.

But yeah I can tag that with elitism for sure, because that’s what it is. And again, open invite to my followers to let me know when anything I say is obscure or incomprehensible. I will always be happy to elaborate.


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@vvievv said: What about black people who don’t reblog posts about racism by people of color?

What does this even mean?

I’m 100% certain that your comparison is disanalogous at best and blatantly racist at worst.

You’re gonna need to elaborate a whole lot on your thought process here because I’m not even getting where you’re going with this.


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Tonight is the night (apparently) that Z chose to answer tedious asks. If you’re a troll, a racist, an antisemite, a transmisogynist or just a deliberately ignorant person, now is probably the best chance you have to be the object of Z’s snark and/or ire.

Carry on.


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Anonymous asked: Stop using big words you elitist.

If you want to let us know which big words you find elitist we’d be happy to provide a definition, resources, or further reading so that our communication remains accessible.

We never use language unless we find it best communicates certain ideas. Which includes considerations of accessibility.

We have repeatedly invited our followers to let us know when they struggle to understand our writing or thoughts. If you have a problem, please state it specifically and we will do our best to address it.

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Anonymous asked: Have you / are you planning to formally convert to Judaism?

I assume this question is for me (Z).

Maybe? I’m not sure about how I feel about formal conversion processes insofar as they tend to marginalize queer Jews and Jews of color who are also Jews by Choice (I.e. converts).

So like, I’m unclear on where I stand, but it’s not really a possibility for me right now and I have way too much on my plate.

But I’m 100% Jewish and if you challenge that I will probably have some nasty things to say about you.


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Anonymous asked: Have you ever run into a Pickup Artist?

Why is this even a question?


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Anonymous asked: You seriously believe that people not reblogging is anti-semitism?

White people not reblogging posts about racism by people of color is an effect of racism.

Straight people not reblogging posts by queer people about heteronormativity is an effect of heteronormativity.

Goyim not reblogging posts about antisemitism by Jews is an effect of antisemitism.

People in power have the power to not talk about that power.

Why is this so hard to understand?


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Anonymous asked: Lewis' Law is just another way of saying "circular logic".

You literally don’t even know the definition of that do you?

I took formal logic, I know what circular logic is.


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