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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by rodeoclown, Feb 3, 2020.
Heading to outer space laundromat?
Yes, I think so. But if it didn't would that necessarily make my suggestion not true in the context of the current situation?
How do you think it might be different given the question you posed?
I know a guy...well, I knew a guy. Wrote a book. Got made into a movie even. Not that he got to enjoy much in the way of the proceeds of the movie.
And The Band Played On Randy Shilts
In this current ...thing... Don't want to get sick, wash your hands.
Well I would have some second thoughts about imported fries.
wear one of these, no one will come near you....
This isn't directly at you, but generally, I find people tend to be more likely to paint a minority group with a broad brush. And in this case, anyone who looks Asian would be assumed to be Chinese.
On the other hand, being Caucasian is the status quo. The thinking would be "yes, there is an outbreak in France, but what are the odds this guy just came back from there?"
I think that that (what I highlighted) is a very North American way of thinking, and I don't believe that it's prevalent elsewhere. I only bring that up because this is pretty clearly a global issue.
You are right, I was speaking from a NA viewpoint.
you're starting a melt banana cover band?
I reckon this is the most popular mask in Canada today.
Yeah, I assumed that's what you were implying and it's a relevant consideration for sure in what we're discussing. And, yes, having the obvious visual distinction from the majority in NA(Chinese in this case) makes a difference but I still don't necessarily see that as racist.
However, if we change the sensory system that's detecting difference from visual to auditory then maybe we even the playing field of your example of an outbreak in France. What if, in your example, we are on the subway or a bus and the person standing next to us looks like 'us' but starts speaking French? What do you predict might happen then given the context of your initial question?
Also there is a big and important distinction to be made between noticing difference and making judgement based solely on that difference. I don't honestly see what's been described currently as particularly racist...it's a very simplistic '6 degrees' sort of logic being applied as I described in a previous post. Yes, it's initiated by noticing a distinction but it does not automatically follow that it's racist as a result..it's just naive and simplistic.
**Inhales* ... **Exhales**
You're right, I feel better. Thanks.
The virus cannot survive on exposed surfaces long. It needs a warm, moist, host.... just like the warm, moist facemask you are wearing!
Intercepting the hand to face touching might help but basic hand hygiene might be more effective.
Going back to LeftToaster's original comment, I would ask: what is the criteria which would have us conclude certain speach or behaviour is racist? We have to define our terms first.
Albert Camus’s novel The Plague probes the way persons of differing world views and occupations react to being in a quarantined city during a cholera epidemic. The 1992 movie based on this novel, but set in Argentina rather than Algeria, is very interesting. William Hurt, Raul Julia and Robert Duvall are in it.
Exactly. And that's why jumping to such an ugly conclusion is not my preference in a context that lacks so much information.
Anyway, I've said all I've wanted and needed on this point.
I'm going to rely on my immune system and my anti-social nature, it's a one-two combo that has kept me virtually illness free for my entire life.