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Triggered Alt-Right, so funny
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qwueri wrote:

What do riots have to do with a boycott of a commercial entity? Have there been riots over a company that I've missed?


It has to do with regressive left riots like at Berkeley I imagine. I do not disagree with the notion, especially considering how ugly the "boycott" over Ghostbusters 2016 was. It was a fucking movie you fucking retards, and not even Bill Murray's best.
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What is this Alt Right nonsense? Is there also an Alt Left? What about a Tab left/right, you people drive me crazy and not in a romantic way.
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All these boycotts are just great for business
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All these boycotts are just great for business


Da fuck?
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It has to do with regressive left riots like at Berkeley I imagine. I do not disagree with the notion, especially considering how ugly the "boycott" over Ghostbusters 2016 was. It was a fucking movie you fucking retards, and not even Bill Murray's best.


And equating riots stemming off otherwise peaceful political protests to a boycott for a perceived political stance is an incredibly weak comparison. The only thing in common is a reactionary political motivation, which is so broad you might as well say 'at least it wasn't the Arab Spring!' or 'at least Russia didn't feel the need to annex part of the country!'
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What is this Alt Right nonsense? Is there also an Alt Left? What about a Tab left/right, you people drive me crazy and not in a romantic way.


Alt right is a movement that used the term for themselves. There's not automatically a mirror equivalent.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alt-right

The Associated Press stated that the

'alt-right' or 'alternative right' is a name currently embraced by some white supremacists and white nationalists to refer to themselves and their ideology, which emphasizes preserving and protecting the white race in the United States in addition to, or over, other traditional conservative positions such as limited government, low taxes and strict law-and-order. The movement has been described as a mix of racism, white nationalism and populism, ... criticizes "multiculturalism" and more rights for non-whites, women, Jews, Muslims, gays, immigrants and other minorities. Its members reject the American democratic ideal that all should have equality under the law regardless of creed, gender, ethnic origin or race.
Posted 2/11/17
I'm inclined to believe that Netflix wanted controversy with this trailer version;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LzggK5DRBA&feature=youtu.be


Compare with this alternate trailer;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OATfJ1SwnvQ

Although I don't believe that, once again, they weren't intending on scandal to acquire an explosion of recognition, the first trailer I shared seems distinctively misleading. Had I not seen the second trailer, I certainly would still be fuming.


Regarding the "alt-right" thing; simplifying it down to politics is utterly absurd and short-sighted. The world is not black and white, and the monstrous attention whore known as "politics" isn't the center of the universe.
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Posted 2/11/17 , edited 2/11/17

qwueri wrote:


PeripheralVisionary wrote:

It has to do with regressive left riots like at Berkeley I imagine. I do not disagree with the notion, especially considering how ugly the "boycott" over Ghostbusters 2016 was. It was a fucking movie you fucking retards, and not even Bill Murray's best.


And equating riots stemming off otherwise peaceful political protests to a boycott for a perceived political stance is an incredibly weak comparison. The only thing in common is a reactionary political motivation, which is so broad you might as well say 'at least it wasn't the Arab Spring!' or 'at least Russia didn't feel the need to annex part of the country!'


I suppose you are right about my undue comparison, I might have been trying to score points by being unbiased, though my second comparison was mainly choosing which examples to complain when referring to the regressive right movement.

I was equating this boycott (Dear White People) to another boycott (Ghostbusters 2016) done by supposedly the same movement. I'd argue this is not the worst thing the regressive right has done.

While this movie clearly has an inflammatory title and is racially political in a satirical nature, the hate on Ghostbusters 2016 was mostly nonsensical, on the belief that casting women were a political statement by Hollywood.

This seems more like a publicity stunt to piss everyone off rather than alt right or left. Hell, even I was pissed off on the first page.
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Posted 2/11/17

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uncletim wrote:

All these boycotts are just great for business


Da fuck?


Every single business the alt-right has called for a ban on their sales and stock has sky rocketed
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Posted 2/11/17

GrandMasterTime wrote:


uncletim wrote:

All these boycotts are just great for business


Da fuck?


It is publicity I am imagining. The alt right isn't as a large a group as the potential of untapped customers who want to rally against them.
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uncletim wrote:


GrandMasterTime wrote:


uncletim wrote:

All these boycotts are just great for business


Da fuck?


Every single business the alt-right has called for a ban on their sales and stock has sky rocketed


Ban or boycott? Also there's a different between calling for a boycott and actually boycotting something. Also again with this alt-right nonsense.
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It's as if the trailer was designed to get the show noticed or something.
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Posted 2/11/17 , edited 2/13/17

GrandMasterTime wrote:

Ban or boycott? Also there's a different between calling for a boycott and actually boycotting something. Also again with this alt-right nonsense.


It's nonsense to call a group by what they themselves ask to be called?

Well we better get you on a plane to england, seeing as you clearly need to tell that to the oxford english dictionary seeing as they are likely not adhering to this.
Posted 2/11/17 , edited 2/11/17

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I suppose you are right about my undue comparison, I might have been trying to score points by being unbiased, though my second comparison was mainly choosing which examples to complain when referring to the regressive right movement.

I was equating this boycott (Dear White People) to another boycott (Ghostbusters 2016) done by supposedly the same movement. I'd argue this is not the worst thing the regressive right has done.

While this movie clearly has an inflammatory title and is racially political in a satirical nature, the hate on Ghostbusters 2016 was mostly nonsensical, on the belief that casting women were a political statement by Hollywood.

This is, of course, if it is not a publicity stunt to pissed off everyone.


To be fair, the director of the new Ghostbusters decided that anyone who doesn't like his movie, for any reason, is sexist, trollish, etc... He then ran with it, as well as did some of the actors. He became offended when people voiced dislike for, mostly, typical reasons (some of them quite valid). Instead of behaving reasonably and retaining dignity, he went and had a tantrum. It seems to me that, for the most part, he reaped what he sowed. Alienating swaths of potential viewers was a very, very stupid move.
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