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Monday, March 22, 2021

The revolt against Alexi McCammond shows that even Teen Vogue doesn't think teens deserve a sin jubilee.

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I suppose a magazine aimed at teens and preteens would strain to acknowledge what every adult knows, which is that the entire point of being a teenager is to make and correct the most mortifying errors of your life. "The sooner you make your first five thousand mistakes," the artist Kimon Nicolades once wrote, "the sooner you will be able to correct them." Then, at some vague point when the first digit of your age is no longer a 1, you experience a cleansing bonfire of your sins, and your adult permanent record begins.

If Teen Vogue, even in its current woke incarnation, does not exist to celebrate this period of still-expungeable error, then it may as well be calling for the abolition of the teenage years altogether. Its staff, as well as many of its advertisers, evidently think its readers deserve no bonfire, no sin jubilee, and should be hounded eternally for their dumbest and most bigoted utterances.


I love the idea of a sin jubilee and not just for teenagers but for everyone who sincerely acknowledges a mistake, apologies for it and and then changes their behavior accordingly.

#1 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-03-22 08:54 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I love the idea of a sin jubilee and not just for teenagers but for everyone who sincerely acknowledges a mistake, apologies for it and and then changes their behavior accordingly.

I would be more inclined to forgive if the change in behavior occurred well BEFORE the revelation of the indiscretion. Otherwise, it looks like the change in behavior is not sincere i.e. just an attempt to placate the masses.

#2 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2021-03-22 05:06 PM | Reply

I said all kinds of racist and homophobic stuff when I was a teenager, and on into my 20s.

It would be pretty gay -- retarded even -- if that stuff impacted me now.

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-03-22 05:20 PM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 2

#1 Why not a sin jamboree, where people advertise their sins with a price.

Nevermind, that has been done to completion.

#4 | Posted by bored at 2021-03-22 05:20 PM | Reply

Maybe Facebook will bring back indulgences, where for a fee, all evidence of your guilt will be deleted. Or is that baked into the valuation.

#5 | Posted by bored at 2021-03-22 05:23 PM | Reply

The right isn't wrong about cancel culture being crybaby nonsense, they just ignore that their side does it too.

#6 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-03-22 06:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

The right isn't wrong about cancel culture being crybaby nonsense, they just ignore that their side does it too.
POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY AT 2021-03-22 06:27 PM | REPLY

1000 times this.

#7 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2021-03-22 06:31 PM | Reply

The problem with forgiveness (not that I'm against it) is basically the scorpion and the frog.

You want to trust the scorpion, but you know he's going to sting you if you let him close to you because it's in the scorpion's nature to do so.

I don't know how to reconcile those two truths, I don't blame people for not trusting people after their destructive behavior is exposed. It can be the mark of a, well... a mark.

The best I can come up with is "forgive but not forget."

But I've done a ton of things in my life that I wouldn't be too proud of today.

It's tough these days.

#8 | Posted by bocaink at 2021-03-23 02:29 AM | Reply

America has forgotten how to do a lot of things, like compromise. How to react to the new-age, dumbed down, irrelevant definition of racism isn't one of them. It only exists today to get one party a bunch of easy votes that they wouldn't have gotten before.

"Black identity and white identity are lamentable realities, difficult to unravel because they are legacies of America's original sin.

Seriously? So treating women like property and second class citizens who aren't equal in the eyes of men just wasn't a sin before slaves came to America? The Liberal media can't even agree on its own injustices of history. Just more proof all of this is just a party's strategy to get votes. Reps strategized in the 70s and into the 80s to get successful people's votes because of how prosperous American became during that time and Reps realized there was an opening, and it worked. Liberals have been doing the exact same thing except obviously using a different strategy, one where catering to the plights of the individual instead of "what you can do for your country", and it is working perfectly. None of this is hard to see or research. I think why the Reps didn't successfully implement a new strategy to counter Dems is because they tried to use politics instead of using the people. Dems were craftier and took advantage of that and are now using the people for everything, to ensure they get the votes by any means necessary.

All of this is a constant power play. When hating the majority stops becoming the "in" thing, Dems will start deploying a different strategy and Reps will try also. Many of you on DR are very young, or at least act and type like it, so you will definitely be alive to see it happen. Just remember you read this. It's all predictable. Just make sure you know that it is your fault for not changing the status quo. Not holding your party accountable for the bad ensures this cycle will always continue.

#9 | Posted by humtake at 2021-03-23 11:49 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

The Liberal media can't even agree on its own injustices of history. Just more proof all of this is just a party's strategy to get votes. Reps strategized in the 70s and into the 80s to get successful people's votes because of how prosperous American became during that time and Reps realized there was an opening, and it worked.

#9 | Posted by humtake

Reps only strategy is to PREVENT non rich non white people from voting.

Republican injustices aren't HISTORICAL, they're doing it nationwide today in 2021.

When your agenda only serves the rich and white supremacists, you can't win unless you prevent the opposition from voting.

#10 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-03-23 12:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#10

Exactly, Humtake's opinion on the topic is neither solicited, nor has any relevance in the real world.

You forfeited that right.

#11 | Posted by bocaink at 2021-03-23 03:05 PM | Reply

"America has forgotten how to do a lot of things, like compromise."

Remember the good old days, when America compromised that black slaves counted as three-fifths a person, but only for representing their owners in the House of Representatives?

#MAGA

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-03-23 03:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Exactly, Humtake's opinion on the topic is neither solicited, nor has any relevance in the real world.

You forfeited that right.

No one forfeits a right to an opinion and his opinion is just as valid as yours.

#13 | Posted by boaz at 2021-03-23 06:26 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Remember the good old days, when America compromised that black slaves counted as three-fifths a person, but only for representing their owners in the House of Representatives?

Remember when the wrong was righted by the Civil Rights era? Yep. So you can stop prosecuting an America that knows nothing of that, because everyone who was wrong about that is dead now.

You are the problem with race, continually beating a dead horse and trying to revive it for votes.

#14 | Posted by boaz at 2021-03-23 06:27 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

She got fired for finding homosexuality gross while a teenager?

#15 | Posted by Tor at 2021-03-23 06:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Remember when the wrong was righted by the Civil Rights era? Yep.

#14 | Posted by boaz

News flash- your party doesnt think your race should vote and is doing everything they can to stop you. TODAY. In every state republicans control. Yep.

#16 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-03-23 06:49 PM | Reply

"Remember when the wrong was righted by the Civil Rights era?"

Remember when one of the things that righted the wrong -- Section V of the Voting Rights Act -- was eviscerated by the Roberts court?

Remember when the very next day Republican state legislatures started making changes to make it harder for likely Democrat voters to vote?

#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-03-23 07:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

the problem with race, continually beating a dead horse and trying to revive it for votes.
#14 | POSTED BY BOAZ

Does BOAZ want us to live in a world of color blindness while systemic racism plagues our neighborhoods? He sure seems like it.

#18 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2021-03-23 07:52 PM | Reply

#3

I appreciates your post. Retarded has been one I have had a lot of trouble getting rid of in my language, especially when driving. Fortunately, "Fuc#!ng Stupid Dumb A55 Mo7herfuc#er fills in pretty well.

Growing up in the 80's/90's gay was pretty much the most common insult it wasn't until I met my first openly gay person in the late 90's that I realized the error of my ways.

#19 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2021-03-23 07:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Crap, now I feel bad for calling conservatives Rtards all the time. Definitely an insult to folks with developmental disabilities.

I've considered changing my handle to Aquatard, which is a semi-impermeable geologic feature that slows the flow of groundwater.

#20 | Posted by horstngraben at 2021-03-23 08:24 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Hey Aquatard,

What's the difference between semi-permeable and semi-impermeable?

#21 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-03-23 08:47 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"in the 80's/90's gay was pretty much the most common insult it"

In 2005, Rose told the Doctor "you're so gay!" as an insult, after he complained about being a victim of domestic violence. But Doctor Who hasn't been canceled... yet.

#22 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-03-23 09:25 PM | Reply

"You're so gay" had long fallen out of favor, but "that's sooo gay" was said in an eye-rolling manner.

#23 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-03-23 09:51 PM | Reply

#21

That's a good question, I had to google it.

Probably just the discipline, lol.

But not quite. It seems semi-permeable surfaces selectively allow movement of certain molecules/ions through the surface. Semi-impermeable usually just pertains to water.

#24 | Posted by horstngraben at 2021-03-23 10:09 PM | Reply

#24 Nice I can somewhat see that making sense. Biology is full of semi-permeable membrane that I have never heard of a Sammy-impermeable membrane before.

(Sammy? I'm leaving it.)

#25 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-03-23 10:35 PM | Reply

You are the problem with race, continually beating a dead horse and trying to revive it for votes.

Are you saying that slavery/Jim Crow doesn't have a legacy? That some of the problems we are confronting today have no foundation in slavery/Jim Crow?

Much of the wealth that whites (immigrants included) enjoy today are as the result of heirs of slaves being deprived of investments/protections that would have enriched their lives. Those investments that should have been made in the heirs of slaves were siphoned off to enrich the lives of others.

#26 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2021-03-24 07:59 AM | Reply

So you can stop prosecuting an America that knows nothing of that, because everyone who was wrong about that is dead now.

You are the problem with race, continually beating a dead horse and trying to revive it for votes.

#14 | POSTED BY BOAZ

That's the problem with you Know Nothings.

You know nothing and don't want to know.

Since you choose not to know you keep making the same mistakes over and over. And we are tired of cleaning up your messes.

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,"

#27 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-03-24 12:06 PM | Reply

"That some of the problems we are confronting today have no foundation in slavery/Jim Crow?"

Surely this must be the case. Unless you're suggest all of the problems we are confronting today have a foundation in slavery/Jim Crow?

"Much of the wealth that whites (immigrants included) enjoy today are as the result of heirs of slaves being deprived of investments/protections that would have enriched their lives."

Can you be more specific by what you mean by "much"? How much would you say people who descended from post-Civil War immigrants who settled in states with no Jim Crow laws benefited from that?

#28 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-03-24 12:09 PM | Reply

No one forfeits a right to an opinion and his opinion is just as valid as yours.

POSTED BY BOAZ


Except fer them "illegals". They get no opinion cause they got no rights.

AmIRight? Can I get an Amen? Can I hear a "Hang Mike Pence!" ??

Go ahead. Spread your hateful lies insurrectionists. If the moderator allows it.

And we will call them out when we see them.

But. Remember. We all know who and what you are now.

#29 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-03-24 12:20 PM | Reply

We all know who and what you are now.

Nope, only what idiots like YOU assign to someone you dont know.

#30 | Posted by boaz at 2021-03-24 12:59 PM | Reply

Nope, only what idiots like YOU assign to someone you dont know.

#30 | Posted by boaz

Sounds like the way you talk about unemployed people, liberals, and immigrants.

#31 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-03-24 01:23 PM | Reply

Bozo. I can read.

You have made it quite clear who and what you are.

You are an insurrectionist.

Congratulations!

Your words will always be viewed accordingly.

#32 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-03-24 01:23 PM | Reply

Unless you're suggest all of the problems we are confronting today have a foundation in slavery/Jim Crow?

^
"The past is never dead. It's not even past." -- William Faulkner

#33 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-03-24 01:48 PM | Reply

No one forfeits a right to an opinion and his opinion is just as valid as yours.
POSTED BY BOAZ

Opinions are like ------. Everybody has one, so try not to be one.

#34 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-03-24 04:34 PM | Reply

At this rate in 10 years time anybody that's ever watch the John Wayne movie will be rendered unemployed.

#35 | Posted by Tor at 2021-03-24 04:44 PM | Reply

You are an insurrectionist.

I've never said I agreed with what happened in Jan.

But people like you need a boogy man, so you assign the position to everyone who disagrees with you.

#36 | Posted by boaz at 2021-03-24 08:45 PM | Reply

Thanks Obama.

#37 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-03-25 02:12 PM | Reply

"I've never said I agreed with what happened in Jan."

Do you agree with what happened in Jan?

#38 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-03-25 02:15 PM | Reply

"But people like you need a boogy man"

Man?
Boy.
They're literally called Boogaloo Boys.
You're a huge fan, remember?

#39 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-03-25 02:46 PM | Reply

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