My Favourite Vancouver Double Standard

"Would you like to meet my LQBTQ friend of Indian decent? Oh my god, look how old that dude is over there!"


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And its...

Aug 25, 2019 at 9:43pm

...WORSE within the GBLTQ community...far worse.

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Ageism is the new black

Aug 25, 2019 at 9:59pm

It's fine.
Like a long-term game of tag, in every conformist society, some group always has to be "it". The outsiders, the deplorables, the inferiors, the pitied, despised, dismissed and/or ignored. Not only is it fashionable, but the social order requires this for stability. There must exist an opposite of the "beautiful people", whoever those are at the moment.
But there's still a reason why "young" and "stupid" go together. And it's not so much intelligence as it is wisdom (though IQ scores of more recent generations in the developed world have indeed been declining). Those humans who have survived for longer, have made more mistakes and learned not to repeat (some of) them.
I'll take whatever expensively attained wisdom I possess, over youth any day. From my childhood though the mid-thirties, life was mostly shite. Abject poverty, medieval and dangerous medical care, tyranny, malnutrition, stress, upheaval, alienation, culture shock, xenopsychosis, violence, discrimination, illness, obesity, isolation, depression... I could go on, but surely that's enough to give an idea.

Let them be dismissive, young and shiny. If they judge me by my age, there's not much more to them.

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Aug 25, 2019 at 10:11pm

North Americans are obsessed with age. You're allowed to grow old with dignity in both Europe and Asia and they are respected more within their communities. In Europe and Asia, the elderly live longer (Longer than Americans) and are definitely happier in Europe. Older people are expected to become shut-ins in North America. No one wants to see them.

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The bigotry runs rampant...

Aug 30, 2019 at 10:00am

...and despite what the mass media would have you believe, the majority is directed against the whites, the males, and the older.

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