Offended on your behalf.. (Page 1/3)
2.5 FEB 13, 04:26 PM

I have noticed in society a lot of "offended-ness" is for example by a given person on someone elses behalf.
Sometimes the party being "defended" doesn't even want to be defended, and wasn't offended.
There are even large groups being offended on other groups behalfs, pushing for making laws that restrict freedoms that are more important than someone being offended or not.
Sometimes the situation makes me wonder what is really going on.
williegoat FEB 13, 04:35 PM
It is usually just "virtue signalling" and would be called out for what it is, if it did not further the agenda of some less-than-honorable groups.
2.5 FEB 13, 04:40 PM
So now the youth have been trained to look for things to be offended by, not only themselves, but something someone else might be offended by. Led by the media and the herd of followers to what they should be offended by.

Virtue signaling...

So if you take away the "signaling", basically what this all is is a sort of substitute for actual virtue?
williegoat FEB 13, 04:43 PM
To me, it is just someone saying, "Hey! Look at me! I am so enlightened!"
It seems to be an acceptable form of chest thumping. Sort of a passive/aggressive thing.

The herd mentality still depends on individual egos.

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MidEngineManiac FEB 13, 06:54 PM
I generally just tell the offended to go find somebody who gives a ****.

99% of the time they get a look of shock that someone stood up to them and suddenly aren't so offended anyone.
randye FEB 13, 07:08 PM
Announcing "I'm offended" is basically telling the world that you can't control your own emotions and that you expect other people to do it for you.
maryjane FEB 13, 07:47 PM
Posted for the 2nd time in 24 hrs, but the last few seconds is so relevant.


GTGeff FEB 13, 08:25 PM

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Originally posted by 2.5:

So now the youth have been trained to look for things to be offended by, not only themselves, but something someone else might be offended by. Led by the media and the herd of followers to what they should be offended by.

Virtue signaling...

So if you take away the "signaling", basically what this all is is a sort of substitute for actual virtue?



Back when I was little my Mom referred to them a "do-gooders" lead by their holier that thou rightousness and educated know ti all attitude.
Tony Kania FEB 13, 08:31 PM
Use caution when putting on a jackets. You may offend a leftie.

I do not mind being called right leaning. I do not mind at all.

There is a little Lemon on your lip Fredo.

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randye FEB 13, 09:25 PM

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Originally posted by maryjane:

Posted for the 2nd time in 24 hrs, but the last few seconds is so relevant.





The last few words are a Thomas Hobbes quote from his 1651 poem "Leviathan"

"...and the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short" (Leviathan, i. xiii. 9)

A good friend of mine who is an excellent trial attorney actually used that last line in a closing statement in court.

My friend John misstated the source but it's at 15:10 in this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnQZj_k93W4

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