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Star Chamber

This whole Star Chamber cultural climate is really starting to piss me off.

A friend who is a Zen Buddhist priest posted some SF Zen Center gossip this morning on Facebook: Some abbot apparently included a joke with sexual innuendoes in a dharma talk he gave.

A woman in the audience wrote a long letter of complaint to the Zen Center: Bla, bla, bla… He made it hard for me as a queer woman and survivor of sexual violence to feel safe at Green Gulch… blab la bla… he wove laughter into his teachings! That laughter was at the expense of people who hold marginalized identities… bla, bla, bla… Oh, and by the way: I don’t want my name used.

This is the Left’s game: The weaponization of marginality.

I get it.

We have entered a prudish and repressive era where humor is verboten.

So be it.

No more jokes in public! I don’t go out in public all that much anyway.

But this whole deal with protecting the identity of people who make these sorts of accusations is just wrong.

There’s a whole amendment in the Constitution that gives people the right to know the names of their accusers.

I don’t give a fuck about whether those accusers feel “unsafe.”

Consider how unsafe people feel when they are being accused by invisible complainants.


I am in a grumpy mood because the sun is never going to come out again.

Yesterday, I turned on my full-spectrum light box for the first time in months. And I suppose I should start popping Vitamin D again. It’s actually supposed to snow tomorrow. The snow is not supposed to stick. Still. Snow. Ugh.

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Oct. 12th, 2018 01:59 pm (UTC)

Not snow already, Yuck! We are getting frost warnings. May put and end to the last of the garden, not sure the winter squash is ripe. *sigh*  At least if the sun never shines again, all petty b.s. will be swept aside.

Oct. 12th, 2018 02:03 pm (UTC)
I am afraid the petty BS is with us for all eternity.

Oct. 12th, 2018 04:16 pm (UTC)
If you can't "feel safe" at GG, you can't "feel safe" anywhere. Buncha crap.
Oct. 13th, 2018 11:40 am (UTC)
I know, right?

These people are nuts. I hate it that my essentially left-leaning political sympathies ally me with them.
Oct. 13th, 2018 04:56 pm (UTC)
I think people like that are so far left they've come all the way around behind us and are now the new far, far right.
Oct. 12th, 2018 04:18 pm (UTC)
Charles mentioned snow but I haven't been outside yet. I was kind of leaning toward canceling our weekend trip since he was stressed about work and I thought, "whee, that'll mean time to devour books and maybe, just maybe write." But we're going, hopefully there'll be some decent Facebook pics.
Oct. 13th, 2018 11:39 am (UTC)
Snow is not supposed to stick, but still. SNOW. Ick.

I am not prepared for winter.
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