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comment by coffeesp00ns

Potatoes are "pommes de terre" in french - earth apples.

... does that mean that the two points are sort of related? that's how it seems to me.

I think they're also talking about a societal trend of hypervigilance to antisemitic thought, not just one person in one place - in which case it is apples to apples. As far as I understood it, they're making the assertion that if one of their other profs made similar statement, but about say, "them wetbacks", that the prof wouldn't get the same level of discipline.

Do I believe that? no. Do I believe that they believe it? sure. Who's in a better place to say? fuck, Idunno.

In a lot of ways I kind of wish that I'd not really said anything because I'm not exactly enamoured with the whole "privilege" thing and don't ever use it in my personal life. I mean, I think it's a good idea to talk about, and to use as a tool of self-betterment, but using it against other people is garbage.

WanderingEng  ·  936 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    In a lot of ways I kind of wish that I'd not really said anything

This is Hubski. I'm glad you said something to spur me to think about it in different ways.

One point you said in your first post is "do they have a point? Yes." (I may be paraphrasing; quoting multiple posts is a tad annoying on my phone.) I emphatically agree with you here. There is a huge amount of noise distracting from the main issues that far too many people face. Even if I'm critical of some of the noise, I hope I'm not dismissive of those main issues.