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July 20, 2015

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Sam

Can I get back to you on this?

David

Incidentally, Ms Hegarty is reporting from Netroots Nation, an annual gathering of leftist agitation and selfless chest-puffing, where “the next generation of progressive leaders” parade their deep, deep wisdom.

A flavour of this year’s event can be savoured here. Including contributions by Ms Jess X Chen, mentioned above, specifically her belief that “There’s a correlation between the female bees being colonised & brown/black/yellow bodies colonised to feed this country.” Ms Chen is, obviously, a “poet, artist, activist and educator” whose areas of expertise include “narratives of ecological and colonial trauma” and “connecting the violences between the female, queer and coloured body and the body of the Earth.”

A self-described Women’s Studies enthusiast, Ms Hegarty, tells us that she’s “asking the sassy, awkward, social justice-y questions both inside and out of the boxes society loves to put in front of us.” When not airing baffling assertions via Twitter and “investigating the intersections of queer and feminist topics,” it isn’t clear how Ms Hegarty earns a living.

Q30

David, on a not-unrelated note, I would like for you to read through this item and I would be interested in your opinion on it.

The author seems like a hate-filled douchette to me, yet the feminist camp seems genuinely mystified as to where the "man-hating feminist" stereotype comes from.

Craig Mc

The worst part about colonizing people, is sticking the flag in.

David

Q30,

The author seems like a hate-filled douchette to me

My first impression is of an obnoxious chippy attitude, which is a practically a credential among such people, as if it were proof of their radicalism and authenticity. The author, Ms Alicen Grey, doesn’t strike me as someone it would be easy, or even possible, to please. Except, perhaps, by submitting to whatever unsavoury urges pass through her mind.

Speaking of credentials, I can’t help noticing just how often these supposedly radical (yet eerily conformist) ladies list “living with mental illness” as an area of expertise. Coincidence, I’m sure.

Lancastrian Oik

"The ice age is coming, the wheat is growing thin..."

Connor

Twitter has really opened my eyes to how much stupid there is in the world.

Jonathan

JESS X CHEN is a first generation Chinese-American poet, artist/activist, filmmaker, and educator...... Her work intimately exposes narratives of ecological and colonial trauma,

So Jess, how's that Chinese colonisation of Tibet working out? You going to be protesting over there? Just asking. Or is colonialism only bad when westerners do it?

TDK

Too bad the bees have been recovering for years

R. Sherman

What is it about bees which causes strange female behavior?

Patrick Brown

What exactly does these strange people think they mean when they use the word "colonise"? Have they thought up some way in which the mean old White Man can be said to have metaphorically occupied and settled in them? Are they trying to get an emotional guilt reaction by associating their issues, however spuriously, with the history of colonialism? Or do they just mistake it for a synonym of "oppress" or "mistreat" or "discriminate against"?

Ten
Ms Chen is, obviously, a “poet, artist, activist and educator” whose areas of expertise include “narratives of ecological and colonial trauma” and “connecting the violences between the female, queer and coloured body and the body of the Earth.”

I can’t help noticing just how often these supposedly radical (yet eerily conformist) ladies list “living with mental illness” as an area of expertise.

I've seen parallels first-hand. The projection and transference was chronic, and the denial unending. But they so love their own beauty, such as it is.

Who's to say that the whack can't organize and have entire movements, cultures, and societies?

David

Are they trying to get an emotional guilt reaction…?

Heavens, the very idea.

Incidentally, Ms Hegarty describes Ms Chen’s, um, poetry as “incredibly powerful.” (For example, she was deeply moved by this: “You mistook my wild as for you, took my hive and renamed it colony.”) She also seems to believe that a staggeringly oppressive “rape culture” actually exists on modern American campuses, along with an all-pervasive “white supremacy.” Must be all that “critical thinking” we hear so much about.

Ten

Chen's premise, I gather, is that nothing the enterprising man does shall be presumed right.

Say, raising and housing bees in conservational symbiosis. My brother raises bees, and typically keeps them alive when and where they'd otherwise die.

See, without bees there's nothing to keep and no reason to keep it. (Nevertheless, I've advised the little tri-corner-hatted monster of his unmitigated, hive-raping evil and that he's the very vehicle of colonial, sexist oppression.)

He's all wrong, man is. Which is why to the Chens everything progressive reactionary man does is right. We're left to figure out the difference - surely Chen has gifted us with the kernel insight. Let's show some appreciation people. After original thought somebody's got to do the heavy lifting.

Consider Marx.

Bad logic commonly comes from bad religion. Bad religion strikes all other mindsets off the table and off the books. They're conducting a nice little inquisition inside their skulls. Competitively, it appears, because of the virtue of sheer outlandishness.

Agha_Memnun

Currently reading "Amid the Clouds and Mist: China's Colonization of Guizhou, 1200-1700" by Professor John E. Herman of Virginia Commonwealth University. It is evident that Chinese have a legacy of genocidal, land-stealing, exploitative, culturally supremacist colonialism--of colonizing "brown bodies," if you will--for which they too ought to express contrition.

Hal

Ms Hegarty, a self-described Women’s Studies enthusiast, . . . .

I'm reminded of a Mark Russell assessment of Lyndon LaRouche from yea many years back, during one of LaRouche's occasional spasms of claiming to aspire to the US presidency.

[Russell, paraphrased from way old memory]
The current economic downturn is the cause of manipulation of the price of gold, by Queen Elizabeth, who is following the directions of her Illuminati overlords on the planet Mars.
[/Russell]

Johnnydub69

Checkout this masterpiece of race hustling from Obamadingdong...

http://www.samizdata.net/2015/07/you-will-be-assimilated/

Rob

Not a scientist then.

David

Check out this masterpiece of race hustling

As noted at Samizdata, the identitarian hustlers want to force banks to behave like the payday loan companies that the hustlers themselves denounce, and despite its disastrous real-world consequences. Just as their interference in school discipline policy has led to things like this, over and over again. Repeated refutation does not stop such people.

David

In other news, the Guardian’s Jessica Valenti is a strange woman.

dicentra

Part of the apian decline is the decline in beekeeping hobbyists. Also, yes, hive parasites exist. A former co-worker of mine keeps bees and he showed us photos of the mite attached to the thorax of a hapless worker. Right there on the back, exactly where she could never reach it.

Like every single back itch you've ever had.

Jonathan

'Colonisation' seems to be a popular theme amongst SJWs. Can anyone explain this though:

http://25.media.tumblr.com/2496da7fbc75aa5bd8d66984d4bbf75b/tumblr_mqbb02vm2E1symmvdo1_1280.jpg

Hal

Hmmm. And then there are rats . . .

Borg, v. 0.001?

R. Sherman

@Jonathan

Was she colonized by pies? If we accept her, do the pies leave? I have too many questions.

Theophrastus

Her colon is probably full of pies. And she's certainly a looker!

mojo

Previously, from Mr. Chen:

"#1 Beauty Nail Salon: A spoken-word poet, Paul Tran, excavates the violence, horror and racial capitalism beneath the beauty industry of post-Vietnam-War-America through the lens of Vietnamese nail salon workers." -- IMDB

"Red: A woman is born of a drop of blood that falls to Earth from space. Every month she walks across the Earth as long strings of her blood return to the moon. As it becomes full, the woman tries to explain a lover what it feels like to be touched while on her menstrual cycle; how he mistakes the copper he tastes for machine, when really her body and blood are soft, tender folds he has yet to understand. Based on a spoken word poem, 'Red' is an exploration of body, blood, bravery, and love. It is a mythology about the origin of the moon that celebrates the beauty of every menstrual cycle." -- Likewise

mojo

Yes, I know. Just to be disagreeable.

David

More tweets by leftist intellectuals, by which I mean, professional educators.

Jonathan

Was she colonized by pies?

Nobody knows Johnny, nobody knows.

dicentra

Are they trying to get an emotional guilt reaction by associating their issues, however spuriously, with the history of colonialism?

This one.

Every few years their favorite epithet loses its punch so they appropriate a new term of outrage that always figures AFTER the colon in their published papers.

james

Mein Gott.

That Katie Hegarty Twitter feed must be pretty close to the motherlode of stupidity.

Although I think I said that last week, and the week before that, and ...

R. Sherman

@James

Like this one?

Quint&Jessel, Sea of Azof, Bly, UK

Alicen Gray. Yeah, I thought I knew everything when I was 21, too.

Pie Woman: You're colonizing your body with a fork. Knock that shit off.

Quint&Jessel, Sea of Azof, Bly, UK

And why are these feminists trying over and over and over and over and over and over to explain feminism to men who mock, belittle, ignore, tease, berate, blah blah at them? Does no one know how to walk the fuck away any more? Jeez Louise, get a fuckin' grip, fed-up feminists.

Darleen

that celebrates the beauty of every menstrual cycle.

oh good lord

the only thing menopause has going for it is finally not having any periods any more.

mojo

Hmmm. And then there are rats . . .

Borg, v. 0.001?

Posted by: Hal | July 20, 2015 at 19:54

See also: "Count Two, Think Blue", Cordwainer Smith (Paul Linebarger)

james

@RSherman

Yes. That one is a beauty.

The one below is a more typical one.

https://twitter.com/HegartyKatie/status/622079466601197569

She is prolific- dozens of tweets each day.

OJ

You can watch Ms Chen's Netroots performance online here (if you have the stomach for it):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwJEtG5u5Mo

Why do these audiences always holler 'woo woooooo'? I would find it very triggering if I was there.

Jonathan

@R Sherman

Like this one?

That was the 'plot' of a porn movie I ..er...accidentally saw.

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