Without institutional racism and sexism, would we have Dilbert?

Posted by Solver 2 months, 1 week ago to History
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The creator of the Dilbert cartoon talks about being told by his old boss that,“we can’t promote you because you’re white and male.” He quit! Later at his new job he was told the same thing. The rest is comic strip history.
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  • Posted by  $  Stormi 2 months, 1 week ago
    I am sick of the race card, as are some blacks. Look how the American Indians were treated (that's my ancestors) or the immigrants from Japan. Every culture has had theri discrimations, but only the blacks are encouraged to whine. RFK was working on cleaning up theri neighborhoods, under the help people help themselves mantra. Since then, it has been politicians saying poor you, and using them, further victimizing blacks. My brother was an officer in the USAF,and applied to George Washing Univ. to get a Masters, but he was too white and male as well. Disgusting.He had the grades, the experience, but not the color.
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  • Posted by term2 2 months, 1 week ago
    I am SO done with the whole racist chant. Its not equality they want, its entitlement that they feel they deserve because of race. Isnt THAT real racism?


    How much entitlement does one get per percent of "blackness" or "hispanicness". We are all pretty much MUTTS when it comes to DNA.
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  • Posted by Herb7734 2 months, 1 week ago
    Racism traditionally springs from the prejudices of the populace, modified into a passion by certain persons who strongly promote it. In the care of Dilbert's creator, the prejudice is an invention of the government which means there is no hope if you are a white male.Racism is racism no matter who foists it upon you.
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  • Posted by  $  blarman 2 months, 1 week ago
    I think that one of the reasons Dilbert resonated with so many people (and made Scott Adams so successful) was that Adams exploited the stereotypes of the common office worker. I know I've worked with the Asoks, the Alices, the Pointy-Haired Bosses, and even a few Wallys. I've worked with Dogberts even. About the only character I haven't found in Dilbert is the garbage man, and maybe Bob the Dinosaur. I've worked with Elbonians, even.

    I have this Dilbert cartoon in my office:

    Frame One: Pointy-Haired Boss to Dilbert: "Add this feature to the software."
    Frame Two: Dilbert: "Gaaa!!! Why didn't you ask for this feature weeks ago when it would have been easy???"
    Frame Three: Pointy-Haired Boss to Dilbert: "This is nothing. Wait until you see the feature I ask for next week."
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  • Posted by freedomforall 2 months, 1 week ago
    What a brainwashed moron.
    He didn't feel bad about it and he supports the cause of "diversity."
    He says it's different now. Yes, it's worse and he supports racism.
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    • Posted by 2 months, 1 week ago
      I definitely disagree with him on that immoral unethical forced opportunity of outcome BS. He seems to believe that we needed that kind of blatant racism and sexism back then but now, let us question if we do.
      He did mention that if he did complain, he was scared that he would’ve been labeled a racist.
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      • Posted by Riftsrunner 2 months, 1 week ago
        "He did mention that if he did complain, he was scared that he would’ve been labeled a racist."

        Of course, that was exactly what they wanted him to believe. Control doesn't need to be overt to be an effective. Dr Ferris tells Hank Rearden in Atlas Shrugged "There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What’s there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted—and you create a nation of law-breakers—and then you cash in on guilt." And being White and Male carries a lot of guilt in the mind of the SJW and the politically correct.
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      • Posted by freedomforall 2 months, 1 week ago
        Product of a Berkeley education, uh, brainwashing.
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        • Posted by 2 months, 1 week ago
          Socialism may have been responsible for some hundred million deaths but so many more have been mind damaged.
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          • Posted by Abaco 2 months, 1 week ago
            Communism is responsible. Socialism...I'm not sure of the numbers. But...it's bad.

            When I hear people I know say they like Bernie I really struggle not to come unglued...
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            • Posted by Riftsrunner 2 months, 1 week ago
              Well, the only real difference between Communism and Socialism is who owns the means of production. In Communism it is the workers, and in Socialism it is the State. So it isn't a huge leap to claim that if the Soviet Union or China were Socialist instead of Communist revolutions there wouldn't have been much difference in the overall death count.
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  • Posted by LibertyBelle 2 months, 1 week ago
    I know that the black people in the United States were enslaved, which is in no way justifiable (and I don't go along with those neo-Confederates who claim "states' rights"). But it was abolished. It's gone. And I know that they were treated like dirt for about the next hundred years. But the civil rights' struggle occurred. So those old Jim Crow laws are gone. (And good riddance). But why do people who were not participants in that oppression, and a lot of whom were not even born then, have any obligation to be punished for it now?
    There is never a point at which you are entitled to say (whether you're black or white) "They're all evil oppressors; they have the same color as the people who oppressed me/my ancestors" or "They're all welfare cheats; all those who bear that color are trying to get the better of me," etc.
    What exists is not Platonic forms in another dimension; what exists is Aristotle's "world of particulars"; individuals are the ones who literally exist, and therefore they are the ones with rights, not the family, nor the race, nor the nation--not the collective.
    But with the kind of education that is around now, good luck getting that through anybody's head.
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  • Posted by preimert1 2 months, 1 week ago
    Hey, I just flashed on a thought while watching that Scott Adams clip. What would happen if the NAACP and the KKK both fielded office soccer teams and they played each other. I figure that within the first few minutes of play they'd all be sweating and puffing so much they'd have to call the game for a beer break.
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  • Posted by  $  dukem 2 months, 1 week ago
    In my last job in Silicon Valley (I actually managed construction in the office where Scott Adams got his "experience", but after he left), I had a Dilbert poster on my cubicle that quoted "Change is Good; You Go First." It's always been my favorite. I got some funny looks, of course, and soon I was gone.
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  • Posted by  $  allosaur 2 months, 1 week ago
    Dilbert is me dino's favorite comic strip and I've off and on had a Dilbert desk calendar for a year.
    This is the first time I've seen what Scott Adams look like. Me dino's initial reaction?
    Hey, he kinda looks like Dilbert!
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  • Posted by  $  MikeMarotta 2 months, 1 week ago
    ... and institutional stupidity. That seems to be the common denominator for everything. Dilbert tends to make fun of Asok the Indian engineer, while sympathizing with Tina the Technical Writer. But the common enemy is the Pointy Haired Boss.

    If you step even farther back for perspective, you realize that Dogbert is probably the true voice of Doug Adams.
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