Okay, time for our dumpster-dive into the nooze.
Swept up in the #MeToo hoopla, Netflix has issued a set of Rules to its employees, governing interpersonal behavior–because, after all, all behavior must be governed. Left to their own devices, people will just–well, don’t leave them to their own devices. Keep the leash on tight.
Leading off the list of Rules is an admonition not to look at anybody for more than 5 seconds (https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2018/06/15/pc-madness-netflix-bans-employees-from-looking-at-anyone-for-more-than-5-seconds/). It must make for some rather strained conversations. Also, you can’t ask for a co-worker’s phone number, and there are no “lingering hugs” allowed.
According to Netflix, telling people what to do will “empower” them.
Leftism is getting very, very weird.
On one hand, the Sexual Revolution is still going full-throttle, you’re supposed to “have sex” as many times as physically possible, otherwise you’re a suspicious character, and if you’ve got a perversion, everybody else had better “celebrate” it or else.
But on the other hand, you’ve got this brand-new #MeToo hyper-puritanism, in which you’re not even allowed to look at anyone else beyond a count of five. Maybe they’ll figure out a way to Hook Up without looking at the other party, let alone learning his or her name or phone number. What do you want to bet that’s where they’re headed?
P.S.>> For some more than usually eloquent critiques of the current cultural scene, visit my “Playground Player chessforum” at http://www.chessgames.com and read the posts by our highly-esteemed colleague, “jessicafischerqueen.” Man! Is she comin’ at them with the jawbone of an ass, or what? Pardon me while I stand up and cheer!