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Discussion in 'off topic' started by droodzilla, Jan 4, 2021.

  1. ff1d1l

    ff1d1l pfm Member

    Blackshirt trolling?
     
  2. Cheese

    Cheese Bitter lover

    A Twitter account, did I get this right ? There are many Alan Partridges...

    And my point has strictly nothing to do with political orientation. I reckon the basic principles of maths are the same for Daily Mail and Guardian readers ?
     
  3. Minio

    Minio getting on down a bit

    Titania McGrath is an invention from the libertarian Spiked crew. It spoofs and thus ridicules the language of the "woke" in support of its free speech agenda.
     
  4. Cheese

    Cheese Bitter lover

    Quite. And is this despicable ?
     
  5. White Zombie

    White Zombie pfm Member

    No it's quite entertaining, if a tad repetitive. However I do find it quite entertaining when "she" lists genuine articles that claim the most random things as being racist.
     
  6. Seanm

    Seanm pfm Member

    I’m finding all this millennial hipster humour a bit exclusionary TBH. Who am I supposed to be angry at?
     
  7. Colinb

    Colinb pfm Member

    Actually Titania McGrath is the alter ego of Andrew Doyle.
     
  8. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    'Satire is a sort of glass [mirror], wherein beholders do generally discover everybody’s face but their own; which is the chief reason for that kind reception it meets with in the world, and that so very few are offended with it'. Jonathan Swift.
     
  9. Minio

    Minio getting on down a bit

    The Titania thing is about having a swipe at the "woke". So it is very much in line with the thinking of Trump, Lozza Fox, Oakeshott, UKIP etc etc.
    And those sort are usually shot down in flames by the pfm posse.
    If I am not mistaken.
     
  10. Colinb

    Colinb pfm Member

    Andrew Doyle created Titania with the explicit aim of highlighting the contradictions and absurdity of " woke' culture. Beside being an author, playwright and political satirist he is a serious academic research fellow (Critical Race Theory, gender politics etc) at Queens University with a PhD in Renaissance Poetry from Oxford
     
  11. Cheese

    Cheese Bitter lover

    By all respect, @Minio, now you're jumping from one extreme to the other. I do indeed look down on "woke" people, and I enjoy the Tweeters and Youtubers who are making a living out of exposing the contradictions of rich sociology students who somehow think the world craves for their wisdom. But Trump etc. ? Much of this woke culture is so hypocritical and laughable that honestly I don't know how reasonably intelligent human beings can embrace it, no matter where they see themselves on the political map.

    Some anti-wokers have, admittedly, gone the alt-right way, or at least the Trump way. Scott Adams, whose Dilbert cartoons I read every day (he's good, what can you do), has greatly disappointed me with a decidedly trumpist stance.
    AwakenWithJP on Youtube, a rather brilliant observer of the human mind IMO, has also expressed opinions I don't agree with - I've meanwhile stopped watching his videos. But as such I don't see anything right-wing in making fun of wokes, I guess even mildly left-oriented people can have fun at them. Making fun of spoilt kids who consider themselves morally superior to anything east of California's coastline - to the point of calling Abraham Lincoln a racist - seems very much acceptable to me, you don't need to be right-wing for that. For the time being I can't remember Titania McGrath having ever crossed that line, in fact I consider her/him to be rather apolitical.
     
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  12. Minio

    Minio getting on down a bit

    Fair enough.
    But the Trumpian sorts do like to arm themselves with such material.
     
  13. Cheese

    Cheese Bitter lover

    Certainly, but that's not his/her fault, and should the fact that some people are too dumb to grasp the intentions of the writer deter satirists from doing their important job ? No.
     
  14. Nick_G

    Nick_G pfm Member

    There's an aroma of methanethiol in this thread now.
     
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  15. Seanm

    Seanm pfm Member

    Thanks for explaining the joke! I get it now, it’s really funny.
     
  16. vince rocker

    vince rocker pfm Member

    @Cheese "apolitical"? Ain't no such thing. People who are "apolitical" accept the status quo so are at the mildest small c conservatives, against progressive change. People who believe in "common sense" as a fixed, unchanging, uncontested truth.
    It's the meanest blues of all...
     

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