ToDaZeD NewSpeak

Irony Is Dead Edition

EMOTIONAL LABOR – noun: the exertion of energy for the purpose of addressing people’s feelings making people comfortable, or living up to social expectations

Yeah… like when someone gets all panty-twisted about a microagression? or doesn’t show up for work and you gotta do their damjob cuz they’re having a Special Day?

“People of Color” and “Marginalized People” have spent the last … well, years whinging “educating” whitey others about their disadvantages and how you — ya privileged mofo — are “keeping them down.”

Now, it appears, they’re tired.

At “Scripps College, a prestigious women’s school outside Los Angeles” they have even put up posters to explain their quandry.

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“Victims of emotional labor can be cornered in classrooms, on social media, or in social events. If you are constantly having to explain or defend this could be you.”

Or cornered at the farmers’ market, or by the nightly nooz, or by any popular entertainment form, or….

Take care of yourself. Decide if it’s worth your time. The burden does not rest on your shoulders! Remove yourself if possible / necessary. You don’t owe anyone anything at the expense of your mental health.

So you got a position / idea you seek to proselytize: but it costs time and energy to run around cornering people explaining to them how worng and awful and evial they are. It’s tiring! Especially when they don’t agree and knuckle under right away!!

Do ya just quit? maybe concentrate on the rest of your life — studies, work, your dawg? Maybe just ease back on it? Cuz trying to convince The World You Are Right is tiring…

Oh Hellz No!

Charge for your services. If you’ve decided you’re going to do it, at least get paid.”

I’ll remember that the next time I hafta ‘splain that Carbon Dioxide is not a causal agent but a following indicator of Global Worms. And that Water Vapor is by far the largest percentage of “greenhouse gasses.” Without which we wouldn’t exist, much less eat. Google it, a-hole.

Insofar as waiting for them to “Take Ownership For The Harm You Caused” part… I’ll be by the pool... waiting... with a book.

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  1. DougM (easily entertained)
    Posted March 9, 2017 at 10:18 am |

    Accommodating the perpetually offended (the new Grammar Nazis) is like an Emotional Tax™.
    Muslims call it a Jizya.

  2. Posted March 9, 2017 at 1:48 pm |

    How much does the job pay?

  3. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted March 9, 2017 at 2:21 pm |

    I’m emotionally in labor worrying about:
    1.a combination of Medicare and SS bankruptcy, thanks to Dem lies, Clinton theft, a Congress which abdicated its responsibilities, Pelosi & Reid theft to finance Buraqcare and giveaways to people who never paid a dime into the funds.
    2. hyperinflation thanks to Buraq’s runaway $10 trillion debt and another $100 trillion + in unfunded liabilities that will make my careful savings over a lifetime worthless.

    Those snowflakes have no idea what real emotional labor is.
    For that matter, they have no idea what reality and arithmetic are either, still believing they should be paid for existing.

    “And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
    When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
    As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
    The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!”

  4. Blake
    Posted March 9, 2017 at 3:01 pm |

    “I have become comfortably numb…”

    That Floyd dude was more right than he knew.

  5. Daemon
    Posted March 9, 2017 at 3:29 pm |

    When I issue an RFP to “lecture, browbeat, and harangue until you have sufficiently vented your spleen” and we sign a contract to that effect, THEN they will get paid. Until then, they’re just one of those guys who run up to your car, wipe the windshield, and demand payment.

    And don’t get me started on “people of color and marginalized backgrounds” versus “white”. Just notice that they are not “minorities” any more.

  6. accipiterNW
    Posted March 9, 2017 at 8:34 pm |

    Wow! And for the last 8 years, the Obama administration was getting the message out:

    “Mmm yes, you could be mine, tonight and every night
    I will be your knight in shining armor
    Coming to your

    emotional rescue

    You will be mine, you will be mine, all mine
    You will be mine, you will be mine, all mine

    I will be your knight in shining armor
    Riding across the desert on a fine Arab charger:

  7. Posted March 9, 2017 at 8:39 pm |

    I think they misspelled, ‘emotionally belabor’.

  8. neal
    Posted March 10, 2017 at 12:00 pm |

    If I subsidize zombie panhandlers, will that increase?
    Or is that basic economics?