Cheap Conspicuous Morality


From here,

Many liberals aren’t particularly wealthy. However, if you can’t afford a Luxury Car, or a Luxury Apartment, you can at least adorn yourself with Luxury Worries.

It’s very cheap. Easy, too.

I’ve described this before as being a sort of connoisseurshipof offense. Just as a wine connoisseur is praised for detecting notes and defects on a nearly microscopic level, so too are our modern class of intellectually-insecure social climbers posing as connoisseurs of offensiveness. To detect that a man is racist if he denigrates another race in a racially-charged way — well, Old Boy, that’s easy, isn’t it? That shows no skill at all; that’s like being able to tell a red from a white. You can hardly expect to epater les gallerieswith that level of expertise.

But, to have a sensory apparatus of offense, a palette of outrage, so refined as to become frothilly angry if someone refers to someone of ambiguous gender as “he” instead of taking the time to discover that xer’s favored pronouns are xer, xers, and xeir — well, that is a mark of exquisitely fine taste.

I think that many onlookers have a sense that this is what is happening.  But do the participants understand what they are doing?  I would think that they at some level do understand the silly front that they are projecting. Perhaps this is why they invariably double down when challenged; they need to convince themselves of the validity of their path.

As people get older, they have seen more, and become hopefully wiser.  How many of these people transition out of this mode?  Just like with blue pill men, there is the sunk costs.  It is difficult for these people to throw it away.  But then, these people are reality-challenged to begin with, so maybe they never reach this phase.

So why do these people focus on stupid shit?  There are lots of problems in the world; why are they not focussed on some of the truly significant ones?  The answer is twofold: those other problems are difficult to understand, to do anything about, and might take real work on their part if a real attempt to improve things was undertaken; and if one is busy actually trying to solve a problem, that would leave less time for moral preening.

So xhey take the easy useless path.

 

 

 

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63 comments on “Cheap Conspicuous Morality
  1. Yoda says:

    Ladies, gentlemen, xirs and xats,
    tell all what xou think xou should.

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  2. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    I thought this pronoun thing only went as far as the third person. Are there special pronouns for the second person too? This is all just too much!
    A $60k settlement for wrong pronouns, on the last thread. I have to wonder if the plaintiff was under any obligation to tell people how he/she/it wanted to be addressed? Would that be out of Franz Kafka or Joseph Heller?

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  3. Ame says:

    people just have too much time to do nothing … or no reason to live … or something. i just read this (http://www.nationalreview.com/article/435916/santa-monica-college-professor-leads-ecosexual-sextravaganza) and thought the same (can you even read this without laughing?!)

    if they needed to actually work for food, or to survive, they wouldn’t care about new pronouns or marrying the ocean, or trees, or whatever else the heck their depraved brains can think of. seriously. at least people of the 60’s could blame drugs!

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  4. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Ame,
    I read that link. That post needs a shovel, even for California. What an embarrassment!

    Liked by 3 people

  5. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I have heard the expression “virtue signalling” a lot in recent weeks. All the people have to bow to PC convention and aren’t allowed to think on their own.

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  6. SFC Ton says:

    if the participants understand what they are doing, would they still be leftist?

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Ame says:

    Ton –
    “if the participants understand what they are doing, would they still be leftist?”

    you’re assuming an ability to understand … that might be reaching too high.

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  8. Yoda says:

    If a tree in the woods falls on a feminist is does,
    still blame the Patriarchy she would?

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  9. Yoda says:

    Perhaps in this case, a case she might have,

    http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/grove-of-the-patriarchs

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  10. Yoda says:

    Wonder where TrigglyPuff fits in I do

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  11. SFC Ton says:

    that was kind of my point

    leftist are either
    aware of what they do and therefore evil
    or useful idiots

    The useful idiots are not deliberately evil but are destructive anywhichway

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  12. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Feminists safe in woods they are.
    Not to be eaten by bears they be.
    Terrible tummy ache to bears they give.

    Yes, If a tree fell on them, the patriarchy is to blame.

    Ame,
    In the 60’s there were a lot of strong drugs going around. Now, it is simply conformity.

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  13. Yoda says:

    Toddler picture of Liz provided by Liz this is.
    Just out of diapers she would be

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  14. Yoda says:

    a palette of outrage, so refined as to become frothilly angry

    Answer my own question I did.
    TrigglyPuff fits in here she does.

    Notice how much more cute Liz compared to TrigglyPuff she is.
    Probably a lesson to women somewhere in there there would be

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  15. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Liz is so cute and her tail is so high and proud.
    One of these days, she will have to tell us how she got her froggie helmet.

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  16. Yoda says:

    So why do these people focus on stupid shit?

    Toilets for Trans an example of this it would be.
    Perhaps “Stupid is as stupid does”.
    Bill Shakesman say that he did?

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  17. Farm Boy says:

    or marrying the ocean, or trees, or whatever else the heck their depraved brains can think of.

    I think somebody should marry Pluto. I am sure that it is feeling rather low after losing its planet status.

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  18. BuenaVista says:

    I knew Liz was short.

    #NoThongs

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  19. Ame says:

    BV – when I was growing up on the beach, ‘thongs’ meant ‘flip-flops.’

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  20. Ame says:

    Farm Boy –
    “I think somebody should marry Pluto. I am sure that it is feeling rather low after losing its planet status.”

    well … not the planet … but a lot more fun to watch!

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  21. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Ame,
    That video answered the conundrum that dates back to WWII, “Why can Goofy talk and Pluto can’t?”Because Pluto Is a dog!

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  22. Tarnished says:

    They focus on stupid shit like what we speak of here, because to do otherwise would admit that people other than themselves have issues too.

    It’s why when a Fem says “My ideology is very beneficial to men!”, and you then ask her what Feminism has recently done to help found men’s DV shelters or campaign against unnecessary circumcision, her response will be “That’s not our job! We only directly aid women!”

    Right.
    So in other words:

    me, Me, ME, ME.

    Got it.

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  23. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Tarn,
    In Big Red’s only public appearance, she read from a list of items written by Lindy West on how feminism had men’s issues covered.
    Right!
    That may go a way to explaining why she had such a potty mouth.

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  24. Spawny Get says:

    Sounds promising, video from Vention

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  25. Spawny Get says:

    Better than dePaul (sp?) it seems.

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  26. Liz says:

    “I knew Liz was short.”

    Hey now, I like my cheaters, but I’m not a hobbit of midget apple! (5′ 6”)
    😀
    We can’t all be Vikings, some of us have Gaul mixed in.

    “I would think that they at some level do understand the silly front that they are projecting.”

    I think Ton said it best.
    Some are evil, some stupid.
    The evil ones obtain power by manipulating the mindless masses
    (via tangible incentives and active praise for their retard-level negligence of reality)

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  27. Liz says:

    “hobbit of midget apple”

    That was supposed to be hobbit OR midget apple. But the typo kind of makes it sound like a hobbit from the town Midget Apple. I like it.

    (stream of consciousness rambler, moi)

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  28. Liz says:

    As a side note (started on a different thread) I think the ascension of the female heros and icons (that usurp the male ones) is a form of intentional iconoclasm.
    The agenda is now to tear down concepts of honor and heroism and replace them with the FI.
    They’ve done the same with “manliness”…. replacing the conceptualization of masculinity with “toxicity” and replacing it with a version of man that is more like a defective female.

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  29. SFC Ton says:

    Of course I said it best

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  30. BuenaVista says:

    The new female action heroes are an interesting test. My suspicion is that they’re just cutting their market in half, though box office for some of these chicks-with-virtual-dicks pics are doing pretty well. I’m curious if anyone goes to the new Ghostbusters movie.

    In general, and I’m currently doing applied primary research in this area, gender dysphoria is fun for the girls … for a while. Then they want a man again. It’s a broader application of the Yale LUGs phenomenon (at Yale it’s said that many are Lesbians Until Graduation; it’s a kind of merit badge).

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  31. Yoda says:

    In a Congressional hearing yesterday concerning the Obama administration’s “guidance” that public schools have to let trans students use locker rooms, bathrooms, and so forth, or lose federal money, California Democrat Zoe Lofgren gives us a taste of what’s to come. From HuffPo’s slanted coverage (but the quotes are accurate; watch the video above):

    Lofgren criticized the submitted testimony of Gail Heriot, of the United States Commission on Civil Rights, who spoke as a witness during a Wednesday House Judiciary Committee hearing on regulatory overreach.

    Heriot argued that trans people shouldn’t be accepted as the gender they identify with, saying, “If I believe that I am a Russian princess, that doesn’t make me a Russian princess, even if my friends and acquaintances are willing to indulge my fantasy.”

    Lofgren was not having it.

    “I’ve got to say, I found this rather offensive, and it says to me that the witness really doesn’t know anything and probably has never met a transgender child who is going through, in almost every case, a very difficult experience finding themselves,” Lofgren said.

    “I think it’s very regrettable that comment was put into the record, and I think it’s highly offensive,” Lofgren added.

    When Heriot tried to respond, Lofgren shut her down.

    “I think you’re a bigot, lady, I think you are an ignorant bigot,” Lofgren said.

    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) halted Lofgren’s remarks, declaring her “out of order.” But the congresswoman didn’t back down from her criticism.

    “We allow witnesses to say offensive things, but I cannot allow that kind of bigotry to go into the record unchallenged,” Lofgren said.

    “Does that mean you think I am a Russian princess?” asked Heriot.

    “I have no idea,” Lofgren responded.

    Lofgren, plainly, is an ignorant bigot. Ignorant, because she professes agnosticism as to whether or not the witness sitting in front of her is a Russian princess, and a bigot because she believes any questioning of the trans dogma, even in the name of biological reality, is HATE.

    Understand: for the sake of achieving a left-wing goal, powerful politicians like Zoe Lofgren, who represents Silicon Valley, are prepared to call anyone who denies that the Emperor actually has a vagina an enemy of the people.

    http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/zoe-lofgren-congressional-bigotry/

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  32. Yoda says:

    Feel the Bern Bern does

    LEÓN KRAUZE, UNIVISION: I am sure that you know about this topic: various leftist governments, especially the populists, are in serious trouble in Latin America. The socialist model in Venezuela has the country near collapse. Argentina, also Brazil, how do you explain that failure?

    BERNIE SANDERS, DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE: You are asking me questions…

    LEÓN KRAUZE, UNIVISION: I am sure you’re interested in that.

    BERNIE SANDERS, DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE: I am very interested, but right now I’m running for President of the United States.

    LEÓN KRAUZE, UNIVISION: So you don’t have an opinion about the crisis in Venezuela?

    BERNIE SANDERS, DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE: Of course I have an opinion, but as I said, I’m focused on my campaign

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/latino/edgard-portela/2016/05/26/bernie-hits-bump-univision-speechless-socialisms-failures

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  33. Yoda says:

    However, if the government wants to educate people, it should start by telling the truth and that is that women are as likely as men, or maybe even more likely, to harass and abuse people on the internet. Women tend to be covert and to use their verbal skills to hurt others. The internet makes a good cover for their aggressive tendencies. Why does this surprise anyone?

    https://pjmedia.com/drhelen/2016/05/26/shocker-half-of-misogyny-on-twitter-comes-from-women/?singlepage=true

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  34. Yoda says:

    Not so independent they are,

    Foye’s commentary goes deeper, inadvertently blaming the career world for stripping women of their confidence and sense of independence: “And as I watched my friends take their real maternity leaves, I saw that spending three months detached from their desks made them much more sure of themselves.” In other words, women who had children not only reclaimed their confidence, they also laid claim to a sense of purpose they lacked in their career. It’s a truth that stands in complete opposition to the feminism of the bra-burning ’60s

    https://pjmedia.com/parenting/2016/05/05/me-ternity-advocate-admits-feminism-fails-women/

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  35. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    So the Fed is getting pushback from their own bureaucrats? Is that a clue to how far over the line they have stepped?

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  36. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    It may do Bernie Sanders some good to prepare a position that addresses the failures of Latin American Socialism.

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  37. Yoda says:

    It may do Bernie Sanders some good to prepare a position that addresses the failures of Latin American Socialism.

    Easy this is:
    “Incompatible with human nature it is”

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  38. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    Bernie is not responsible for all the failures in Latin America.However, he would do well to remember Werner von Braun’s line, “Oh vell, back to ze drawing board.”

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  39. Cill says:

    Like Sean Penn sucked up to Chavez in Venezuela.

    I can’t watch Sean Penn movies any more because all I see is a moronic fuckwit. Same with Bruce Springsteen and his music. Same with George Clooney. I don’t see a masculine face there. Just a weak, soppy, hollow man.

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  40. Cill says:

    I heard on the news, some states are taking the government to court over the lgbtqlolwot** shit house restrooms fiasco, and the sheep of Hollywood have threatened to boycott those states. Big deal.

    I wouldn’t watch “Hollywood” movies at all were movie theaters not a good place to catch up on some sleep.

    [** Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Queer LOL (wot?). My thanks to the GPBTMSGL for that acronym]

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  41. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Cill,
    Not all of them in Hollywood are flaming libtards. It’s just that the libtards have more effective publicists, or being a libtard garners more attention.
    Every once in a while, but not too often, they get it right by accident.

    There also is the social pressure to denigrate men i a gynocentric culture. There has to be a lot of bowing to that.

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  42. Cill says:

    I bet George Clooney would be the most boring bastard on Earth to have a beer with. Shit. I’m yawning my head off just thinking about it.

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  43. Liz says:

    Excerpt from a writeup at Sarah Hoyt’s place, on a new comic. I guess they made Captain America a Nazi.

    “The thing is this: we (and by we, I mean society and specifically you rat bastard self-designated keepers of society’s values, IE the media) have gone about utterly destroying anything like a good role model, first:

    By destroying any dead man’s legacy, if they were the sorts of role models that existed in the era prior to 1970, which could be found.

    Then by making sure that everyone knows the failings and falling short of any living man who might step up to be a hero.

    Now because that isn’t enough, we’re going to destroy any FICTIONAL character that may be considered a role model!

    Then we (again that societal we) will sit around and wring our hands at how the criminal element is so strong, the men are brutes, the women are sluts, drug addiction and crime in the streets etc etc etc.

    The author of this particular bit of buggery says: “We knew it would be like slapping people in the face,” confessed Brevoort. “The idea of Captain America means something very primal and very strong to the people of this nation, and they have a very visceral reaction when you get to something like that. You want people to feel and react to your story. So far, so good.” OK so he admits that he’s trying to piss off his audience…

    Now I am aware that there is a certain section of the artistic community that feels that if they’re not offending and shocking their audience, they’re not making “art”. As an aside, I note that this same set of Avant Guard morons can’t figure out why they aren’t making any money, and write it off to “the fools just can’t understand my work”.

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  44. Spawny Get says:

    Choicy is going to be gutted. Break the news gently, will you Cill?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3609949/Matildas-lose-7-0-Newcastle-Jets-15s-Rio-Olympics-warm-up.html

    What happened to girl power? Australia’s national women’s soccer team the Matildas lose 7-0 to an under FIFTEENS boys’ side
    Australian women soccer team Matildas played Newcastle Jets u/15 boys
    The match played in Newcastle saw the Matildas thrashed 7-0 by the boys
    Matildas were without their international stars but still had plenty of talent
    The girls play New Zealand in a friendly next month in preparation for Rio

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  45. Spawny Get says:

    And the comments are enough to get Trigglypuff in a flap.

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  46. Cill says:

    Only thing more boring than a beer with George Clooney is womens fucking soccer (except womens fucking Rugby is even worse).

    If George Clooney played Rugby he’d play Sevens. Rugby Sevens is a girl’s sport to start with. He’d skip around the paddock with prissy steps.

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  47. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Spawny Get,
    Choicy is going to read that while drinking his beer. Ice cold Foster’s Lager through the nose has to hurt,, A LOT.

    Liz,
    Captain America a Nazi???!!!! Captain America is gay???!!! WTF!!!!!!

    Cill,
    It may be better to see George Clooney bending to PC culture. When I was growing up, that was called “selling out”.

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  48. Yoda says:

    A new post there is

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  49. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Soeey, wrong link. Here’s the correct one.

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  50. Yoda says:

    #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend only started trending on Twitter and other social media outlets recently but GLAAD has already formed a response they hope Marvel Entertainment will hear.

    While this week saw controversy over Marvel’s hero for a different reason, prior to the big comic book reveal fans were hyping a campaign for Steve Rogers to get a canonical boyfriend using the hashtag #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend

    http://m.hitfix.com/harpy/marvel-fans-givecaptainamericaaboyfriend-campaign-sparks-response-from-glaad

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  51. molly says:

    Moe greets George Clooney at Coromandel!

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  52. Ame says:

    i don’t like watching women’s sports.

    if i’m going to watch sports … the players better be men 🙂 … otherwise, i don’t care.

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  53. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Liz said it best upthread at 12:14am. They want to take away all the male role models, all the heroes.
    They must hate us a lot to do that.

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  54. Yoda says:

    Amusing this is

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  55. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    You’re going to bring down the wrath of Tarn.
    Hey, we may have a plot line here for George Lucas to follow up on when Disney fails.

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  56. Yoda says:

    She only a vegitarian she is.
    A big difference there would be

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  57. Tarnished says:

    The only women’s sports I watch is our local basketball team. They practice a hell of a lot, and are excellent players. But lacrosse? Soccer? Softball? All snoozefests, unfortunately.

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  58. Tarnished says:

    #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend

    Why?
    Just…why?
    We already have canonical gay superheroes who have been such since their original introductions. Northstar, for one.
    They are trying way too hard at this point.

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  59. Tarnished says:

    Vegans are nutso crazy militants, Fuzzie. Also attention whores, and many are so holier-than-thou, you’d think they believed themselves to be saints.

    I’m not offended at all, because I am not one.

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  60. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Tarn,
    I am glad that Yoda did not provoke you. Some good came of it. I had warm thoughts about Disney giving back the Star Wars franchise back to George Lucas.

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  61. Tarnished says:

    Tarn,
    I am glad that Yoda did not provoke you.

    Yoda provokes me about as much as you do, bear. Which is to say, not at all.

    I do, however, think that Yoda posts about trans stuff as much as he does because he knows it’ll get me to comment.
    He isn’t wrong, of course. There are a substantial number of solipistic people in the trans/dysphoric community, and their ultra-“progressive”, selfish antics cause me to facepalm on a daily basis.

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