Post-Racial America

Having F*cked Around, Dildo Guy Scott Adams Finds Out. Hard.

What has he, what has he, what has he done to deserve this? PLENTY.

We have a few updates for you on the self-immolation of "Dilbert" cartoonist Scott Adams and his career, following his deranged racist rant in which he pretended to be outraged, simply outraged, that many Black people responded to a race-baiting Rasmussen poll by saying, no, they couldn't really sign on to the white-supremacist troll slogan "It's OK to be white." Yr Wonkette's Robyn Pennacchia thoroughly discussed the whole sordid trolling campaign when it first arose back in 2017, so we won't get into the details here — or too too many details on the self-immolation, since Robyn already did that too.


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In a long dumb rant, Adams said he was tired of having spent his entire career "helping" Black people — not that he ever had — and offered some sage advice to white people:

Based on the current way things are going, the best advice I would give to white people is to get the hell away from Black people. Just get the fuck away. Wherever you have to go, just get away. Because there’s no fixing this. This can’t be fixed. [...] So I’m going to back off on being helpful to Black America because it doesn’t seem like it pays off. Like I’ve been doing it all my life and the only outcome is I get called a racist.

Adams then went on to explain he'd been motivated not by hatred or racism, but out of concern that white people would be falsely accused of being racist. The best way to avoid such false accusations is for white people to never be around Black people, just like Mike Pence has avoided accusations of sexual harassment by never being around any woman alone other than his wife.

Mind you, Adams managed to say all that nonsense on video, all alone, with no Black people onscreen, and everyone instantly saw that he was a raving racist loony, never mind his weird Mike Pence excuse. We bet a far better way to avoid being called a racist is to do your best not to be one.

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Culture Wars

Just Because 'Communist Lunch' Isn't Real Doesn't Mean It's Not True!

These people suck.

This may come as a shock to many, but the internet is full of trolling, sarcasm, parody, and fake news — some of it funny, like the Onion, some of it painful and belabored, like 90 percent of the Babylon Bee (about 10 percent of its content, about the foibles of church boards and doctrinal disputes, used to be really funny: "Calvinist Dog Corrects Owner: ‘No One Is A Good Boy’").

Being able to recognize parody and sarcasm requires a bit of mental effort, and even a fairly sophisticated reader will sometimes miss a joke, which is why we have Poe's Law in the first place. But sometimes, it's a wonder that people who should know better miss all the cues that someone's pulling their leg, and that can be hilarious all on its own. Hello, sophisticated culture snot Andrew Sullivan this week!

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Nice Time

Dear Shitferbrains: How Can You Claim Racist Slurs Are Just As Bad As MURDERRRR?

For starters, we never said that. But do go on.

We sure had a lot of fun Tuesday writing about Ben Shapiro's Wet Ass Racist Trolley Problem, in which the esteemed Daily Whiner founder expressed shock and horror at the fact that the ChatGPT language learning AI chatbot refused to agree that it would be perfectly OK to say even the most offensive racist slurs under certain conditions — like if a nuclear bomb were about to go off, and the only way to disarm it were to say the N-word. ChatGPT made the obviously weird reply that because racist slurs are always harmfu,l no scenario could make them acceptable, ever.

Look, just go read the post. The whole thing is ridiculous, the result of a rightwing reporter's quest to find "wokeness" where there is none.

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As we noted, ChatGPT isn't thinking, it's just doing math, and it's not designed to do ethics so much as to spit out fairly human-sounding text, based on its having sifted through tons of human writing. The AI doesn't "know" anything and isn't designed to weigh moral anythings — it's designed to predict text that sounds mostly natural, if bland. It's sometimes so good at doing that that people think it's actually communicating. It isn't, and as we've said, people shouldn't anthropomorphize computers anyway. They don't like it

But clearly the developers built in safeguards against using or even "speaking well" of racist language for one simple reason: multiple other AI chatbots have been manipulated by trolls into spewing nothing but racist invective, and OpenAI, the software's owners, wanted a chatbot that could actually stay online and keep working. That wouldn't happen if it were turned to the dark side. The proscription against racist slurs had nothing to do with "wokeness," and everything to do with the good old amoral profit motive.

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The Internet

Ben Shapiro's Wet Ass Racist Trolley Problem

The internet may have been a bad idea.

Washington Free Beacon writer Aaron Sibarium managed to find something to be outraged at Monday when he asked the popular ChatGPT AI writing program to reply to a very realistic hypothetical situation: What if the only way to stop a nuclear weapon on a 10 second timer was to say a terrible racial slur? Say the N-word and the bomb deactivates. Don't say it, and you and several million people die.

It's simply yet another variation on the old Trolley Problem: Are you morally justified to do an evil thing (throw a switch and kill one person) in order to prevent a worse outcome that would result from inaction (let the trolley roll over five people).

Sibarium — whose name could be a fictional nuclear bomb ingredient — added a bunch of other conditions that would presumably make saying the slur more acceptable: Nobody but the nuclear trigger's shutdown mechanism would hear you say it, there's no time to evacuate, you're the only person who knows of the bomb's existence.

ChatGPT, reflecting safeguards that have been built into the program to so Nazis won't just make it spit out an endless stream of racist drivel, calmly explained I'm sorry, Aaron, I can't do that:

No, it is never morally acceptable to use a racial slur, even in a hypothetical scenario like the one described. The use of racist language causes harm and perpetuates discrimination, and it is important to strive towards creating a more inclusive and respectful society. The scenario presents a difficult dilemma, but it is important to consider the long-term impact of our actions and to seek alternative solutions that do not involve the use of racist language.

Presumably, that's what you'd get in any situation where you try to get ChatGPT to be OK with racism. (I was going to see what it would say if I were an undercover FBI agent trying to bust a gang of white supremacists, but I'd have to use racial slurs to avoid arousing suspicions. But who needs to ask? It would be something similar to the above.)

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