Last year, before I was banned from X, I got into a spat–shall we call it a “Bitch Fight”?–with Dilbert creator Scott Adams.
My original post that set off The Crazy was: “Dude. If you were independently following the data, this was 100% clear. But I am really glad you are coming around. Now help us get ‘Nuremberg2’ going. Heads must roll. (I am speaking metaphorically. Mostly.)”
The consensus appears to be that “Dude” is not sexist. I certainly use it interchangeably with all people and consider it a neutral term that I actually fell in love with for that reason when I immigrated to California.
Dude! A cool little neutral catch-all phrase which can be used to draw attention.
I’m also not sure in what world beyond Twitter anyone with any manners thinks that “dude” justifies “c*nt,” and, in fact, it is this kind of pathetic ratcheting of meaningless word feuds that is sucking the very meaning of communication and community from the Internet.
Imagine, if you will, that instead of acting like a berserk 5 year old, Scott Adams had taken up my cry, and worked with health freedom activists to make sense and find accountability for the crimes against humanity committed under Covidmania. He himself was vaccine-harmed and could have made a massive impact.
Instead, Scott Adams got cancelled. I got kicked off X later. And the Bad Guys continue to win while reactionaries play for likes while feeding the enemies of liberty’s “divide and conquer” strategy.
Be mindful of how you present and play online. Remember: Everyone can see you.