Matthew Iglesias, Jennifer Finney Boylan, Noam Chomsky discussed on 790 KABC Programming

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And I'm not going to take crap from staffers who believe that opinions are threatening to safety. I'm not going to accuse of threatening someone safety for signing on to an Ana dine opinion about how council culture is generally bad. Emily Vander Wert says his signature on the letter makes me feel less safe box and believe slightly less in its stated goals of building more diverse and more thoughtful workplace on more practical level, the presence of maths tweets and its signature to a letter like this do make my job slightly more difficult. Do they do They, really as would be readers and sources too often acquaint my positions with his afterall. He remains one of our most prominent staffers. I don't want Matt to be reprimanded or fired, or even ask to submit no apology. Doing any of the above would only solidify in his own mind the idea that he's being martyred for his beliefs. But I do want to make clear that those beliefs cost him nothing. They're not particularly risky. They're not particularly sound even I'm used to hearing them from people who believe my own lived experiences pale in comparison to their own momentary social media discomfort. I'm sorry to find that among those voices at No point did Iglesias compare his experiences in life to this Emily underworld character? I mean, it's just It's amazing. It's amazing. So calling out Matthew Iglesias publicly because Matthew places was Bad enough to sign this letter. It will this this sort of pressure, which has bubbled up again. There is nothing in the letter about trans people, not a single thing in letter. In fact, the letter basically says we're members of left you support. If you just read that letter in any objective way that you would come away with his they support all of the propaganda put forth by the trans movement. Generally, Jake a rally is on the letter because it doesn't make that explosive but The whole thing is about social justice and equality, and we hate Trump and all of this, like, if you just read that letter without knowing any of the signatory, there's no way you could possibly come away with the opinion of the people who wrote that letter. Do anything except support the idea that biological man become a woman writing that that does not exist in the text of the letter. But what's hilarious is that they're the sweets that are going around things like one of the things you should think about in that letter. Are you responsible? The actions and opinions of people who are also signatories to the letter. I should we assume that if you're mad, Iglesias, you now agree with J. K. Rowling on trans issues. Of course not. That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard in my entire life to recent. Matthew Iglesias is also a Cambodian genocide denier like Noam Chomsky like No. If I signed on to a letter with a bunch of other people, the text of the letter is what we have in common. Hey, doesn't it is nothing else. There is no way to impute any other agreements on any other issue other than the letter that we have commonly sign, right? What in the world, But what is this result in it results in people starting to pull down their support. So one of the original signature raises a person, Jennifer Finney Boylan was a trans person. A trick. I believe general. Correct. I believe that Jennifer go look it up just to make sure that Jennifer Finney Boylan writes for The New York Times and isn't back a transgender activists professor at Barnard College of Columbia University. And this person put out a statement. Quote. I did not know who else had signed that letter. I thought I was endorsing a well meaning a big message against Internet shaming. I did know Chomsky, Steinem that Woodward and I thought, Good company. First of all this demonstrates your perspective when you think that Noam Chomsky is good company Gloria Steinem is great company, but Jennifer Finney Boylan, the consequences are mind to bear I and so sorry. I'm so sorry. So out of fear of being handled and being ostracised by trans rights community, a trans person who signed on the letter now has two now has to apologize. And then there's a person named Carrie Greenidge carry. Greenidge is one of the signatories and I believe is the melon, assistant professor in the Department of Studies of Race, Colonialism and Diaspora at Tufts University. So there's a person very much left to carry. Greenidge signed the letter and then wrote in a tweet. I do not endorse this. Harper's letter. I'm in contact with Harper's about a retraction. People are now walking the stuff back right. They have to walk it back because the blowback cancel culture isn't real And also you will be cancelled if you signed a letter saying the Cancel culture Israel Really well done, everyone. So how about his cancel culture? Cancel culture is so bad that we have no cancelled, acting and also research. These are a couple things that we have cancelled. But don't worry, it doesn't exist. And if you mention it exists, and you're a threat to somebody else's safety or threats of somebody else's station. So how do we just cancel acting we had in the past. What a couple of years Several high profile actresses who've been told they're not allowed to play trans people. If you want to cast a trans person, the person has to be Trans. In other words, Let's say that you want to play a trans man, which means a biological woman who believes that that she is a male What do you want to play that? And you're a biological woman, which seems like it checks most of the marks for playing a biological woman like last night checks. Playing a biological woman believes she is a man that seems like you should be able to play that if your biological woman correct like just putting it out there. That's like saying you have. Ah black person believes in particular cause of your black person should able to play that person, even if you don't necessarily believe in that political cause. It's called thing, guys, but here, even fulfill the physical criteria. Right? And because again biological woman playing biological woman, So apparently not. We had a couple of situations in the recent past, in which this has not been the case, just pointing out from Hollywood's perspective if you are Not a trans person, and you.

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