2018/09/19: The new Code of Conduct makes me feel threatened and uncomfortable.
No, really. As a person with (diagnosed) Asperger's, I'm a member of,
objectively, a marginalised minority. Effectively (i.e. this is a massive
oversimplification), I was born without the hard-wired circuitry for
social interactions that is normally a part of the human brain; consequently
I have to run a slow and inaccurate software simulation when interacting with
2018/09/07: I don’t want to accept this idea that certain words that are problematic, especially for Americans to make peace with their past, should be banned.
Instead of banning every word out there, we should make the mental effort to do better than the political correctness movement that stops at the surface.
So, let’s call it master-slave, and instead make a call for US, where a sizable black population is very poor, to have free healthcare, to have cops that are less biased against non-white people, to stop death penalty. This makes really a difference.
For instance Europeans that are a lot less sensible to political correctness, managed to do a much better job on that stuff.
Moreover I don't believe in the right to be offended, because it's a subjective thing. Different groups may feel offended by different things.
To save the right of not being offended it becomes basically impossible to say or do anything in the long run. Is this the evolution of our society?
A few days ago on Hacker News I discovered I can no longer say "fake news" for instance.