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September 01, 2016

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Mags

If, on watching the video, the word bitch comes to mind, I won’t be at all surprised.

What a nasty entitled cow.

David

What a nasty, entitled cow.

It is quite revealing, of the type. And there is very much a type. Note that, despite the existence of video showing what happened and who did what, Ms Nielsen’s subsequent Facebook commentary is utterly dishonest, an inversion of reality, and frames herself as the victim of the drama. As if her own protracted and opportunist malice, her own attempts to bully, simply didn’t happen. It’s a narcissist’s obliviousness.

Despite the “social justice” posturing and claims of compassion for the downtrodden, the actual dynamic is quite the opposite. As anyone who’s worked in a customer-facing service job will know, some people simply enjoy exploiting what they regard as a position of superiority. And so Ms Nielsen – she of the grating whine – attempts to use her leverage as a customer to needlessly berate and humiliate the driver, who is effectively cornered and obliged to be polite, thereby asserting her power. She treats him as a social inferior.

Because she’s so progressive and enlightened.

Jonathan

IoW, leftists are complete lying hypocrites part 1,127,963.

That Anneliese bird has possibly the whiniest voice in the universe.

Rafi

Does she realise that bobble-head dolls are sold to tourists by Hawaiians?

bilbaoboy

Wow!

Truly educational video. Fine driver.

Bullying is back big time. Shall be showing this to my younger sons off to University in the UK this month. My advice to them: If you come across guys and gals like this, take no shit but be polite, it is the only way. Do not engage. You cannot win. They always have a trump card and the evil nature to find and use it.

This woman is a bad person.

sH2

Despite the “social justice” posturing and claims of compassion for the downtrodden, the actual dynamic is quite the opposite. As anyone who’s worked in a customer-facing service job will know, some people simply enjoy exploiting what they regard as a position of superiority. And so Ms Nielsen – she of the grating whine – attempts to use her leverage as a customer to needlessly berate and humiliate the driver, who is effectively cornered and obliged to be polite, thereby asserting her power. She treats him as a social inferior.

That. So much that.

David

Shall be showing this to my younger sons off to University in the UK this month.

Sounds like good parenting. They’ll most likely encounter people like Ms Nielsen, whose vanities are very much in fashion.

scott holmes

Did people miss "continent of Hawaii" from miss SJW of the world

David

That. So much that.

It’s also worth noting how Ms Nielsen dismisses the driver as “like, a white male,” and therefore, implicitly, the lowest form of humanity, only for the driver to politely point out that she’s rushing to assumptions and that he is in fact Asian. Obviously annoyed at this, Ms Nielsen denies that she’s judging him based on race, which she obviously is, and immediately demands that he explain his precise ethnic heritage. And then there’s her repeated dig about the driver shopping at a Goodwill thrift store, another attempt to diminish him and assert her imagined social superiority.

I mean, bitch barely covers it.

David

More background on Ms Nielsen here.

Liz

Someone needs to make an SJW bobblehead doll.

Hal

Do not engage. You cannot win.

Actually, you can---and quite readily.

All that they have is faith---all that one needs to beat 'em is reality.

If someone want to have the faith that a failing ideology is to be followed, Fine, no problem . . . . now just try and make me or anyone else follow that faith . . . . .

David

What a nasty, entitled cow.

What’s your name? You’re going to be on Gawker.
[Laughs spitefully.]
You’ll be published on Gawker. And you’ll be the next internet meme, it’s going to be super funny.

I wonder if she’s laughing now.

bilbaoboy

There is of course a Data Protection issue here.

It is in fact in the driver's interest for this to be on the internetty thing. But, had she put it there, he was not in a public place (his car, his work place and she didn't have permission to film him.

If she put this out, he may have a case against her.

It would be lovely to see her hoist on/with/by her own petard.

Hate laws may apply too.

Captain Nemo

It's rather pleasing to see that an obnoxious SJW got their just desserts. It couldn't happen to a nicer and more deserving individual. I have to say though, that her video reminds me of one I saw a couple of months ago, taken in the Calais Jungle migrant camp, involving a group of open borders activists, who were, like, equally like, incoherent and like, unintelligible, and which, like, had more likes than Mozart's Facebook page. The video in question is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjA9RfnIIHY. It may have been posted here before, in which case, if it has, then I apologise for bringing it up again.

David

Someone needs to make an SJW bobblehead doll.

Heh. By the way, the trauma-inducing doll can be seen here, along with the state of the back seat after Ms Nielsen had vacated the vehicle.

Burnsie

Hey, someone has to stand up for the continent of Hawaii!

Yeesh, what weapons-grade stupidity.

I love how she tries to intimidate a fellow passenger as well. "What's YOUR name?" These people really are nasty pieces of work.

R. Sherman

Every time I see one of these "retail worker abuse" videos or read a story such as "The Case Of The Problematic Bobble-Doll," --Here's another one from a couple of years ago--I wonder what happened in these people's pasts to turn them into such loathsome human beings? It's almost as if working themselves into a frothing rage about nothing is some form of recreation.

PiperPaul

"These people really are nasty pieces of work."

Someone, I think it was Ace, said something along the lines of, "Now that getting punched in the nose at the schoolyard as a child for being obnoxious is outlawed, we of course now have more obnoxious people."

"along with the state of the back seat"

I dare not look at the photo, so can someone tell me if there were any, ummm, "menstrual leavings"?

Gotta go!

Burnsie

Oh my. It would seem our righteous Ms. Nielsen has quite an interesting second career:

https://thedirty.com/gossip/hollywood/escorts-and-madams-exposed-by-prince-nasir-ali-kalappa-president-of-the-d-i-a/

R. Sherman

Best part of the video after the continent of Hawaii bit is when she tells the driver, "You're being very rude and extremely entitled." This is immediately followed by the dulcet tones of her voice saying, "You fucking selfish dumbass idiot."

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Does she realise that bobble-head dolls are sold to tourists by Hawaiians?

Somewhere, either in the video, or elsewhere, Miss Nielsen claimed to be from Honolulu, which has to be pure pferdscheiße or she would have known about the ABC stores, which are all over all the place in Hawaii (plus Guam, Saipan, and Las Vegas), and unlike the ABC stores in the civilized parts of the US are not liquor stores, but sell a magnificent array of dashboard hula dancers, including solar powered ones. The coal burning ones got too messy.

She also seems to have missed the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet and Marketplace, which is the place to go for all your cultural appropriation and native oppression needs.

TheTooner

Rafi your question was unnecessarily long. Here: "Does she realise?" And the answer is no, she doesn't realise. Because realise has the same root as reality, and that's where she doesn't live.

NielsR

Someone needs to make an SJW bobblehead doll.

that's a tautology, isn't it?

R. Sherman

[P]ferdscheiße

I denounce your appropriation. In the Oberpfalz, it's "Pferdescheiß" although most Germans I know prefer, "Mist," "Quatsch" or the simple, yet elegent "Scheiße."

As for your photo, David's "Problematic Detector" is probably going to explode.

David

As for your photo, David’s “Problematic Detector” is probably going to explode.

I’m getting a reading of four problematics out of a possible five.

NielsR

David, I must reject your oppressive limit of only five possible problematics. Everyone knows problematics are potentially infinite, and a fixed measure can not be taken in any specific instance. There are always more of them, you just have to keep looking.

Daniel Ream

I wonder what happened in these people's pasts to turn them into such loathsome human beings? It's almost as if working themselves into a frothing rage about nothing is some form of recreation.

I swear I know lots about other psychiatric disorders. Honest.

But again, this is textbook Cluster B. Look at the background - self-mutilation, dysfunctional sex life, emotional lability, deliberate instigation of conflict.

Interesting aside: a psychiatrist friend mused that he sees very few instances of cutting any more since tattoos and ear spacers became common. He claims they serve the same purpose.

Kevin Armistead Lafayette

Ministry of Justice, is in charge of securing the opposite. I am going to start a petition to officially recognize '1984' as the Divinely inspired work that it is. It needs to be added to the King James version of the Bible.

sk60

'SJW bobblehead' needs to become a thing.

Killer Marmot

I find it extraordinary that Nielsen would think that releasing that Lyft video would garner her support.

Is she so stupid that she did not recognize that bullying a Lyft driver over a Hula doll and then having him fired makes her look an intolerant privileged bitch to any reasonable person? Is she really that unaware?

This is why the enforced political uniformity found on many college campuses is so dangerous. Hearing only one side of the debate can divorce one from reality.

Nikw211

If, on watching the video, the word bitch comes to mind, I won’t be at all surprised.

Oddly enough, bitch was quite possibly the only word that didn't come to mind while watching that video (I'm sure I don't need to mention the words that did).

And this:

    Driver: No, I'm Asian as well.

    Creature: OK, so what is your Asian heritage?

This amused me as there are countless so-called think pieces and video commentaries by social justice warrior types which claim that nothing could be more offensive to an Asian American person than (a white person) asking them what they're heritage 'really' is

However, I think I was quite possibly even more disturbed at the way she demanded the name and surname of the Lyft passenger:

    Creature: Can I have you name please?

    Passenger: Yeah, Jade.

    Creature: And your last name?

You, David, have often joked about the Maolings and the self-appointed Kommissar class and I have laughed along with it, but it's quite something to actually see the Creature in this video appoint herself police-like powers on the basis that it apparently really does "mean a lot" to her "actually".

Nikw211

Interesting aside: a psychiatrist friend mused that he sees very few instances of cutting any more since tattoos and ear spacers became common. He claims they serve the same purpose.

If true, and I've no reason to think that it isn't, that is absolutely fascinating.

NielsR

Marmot, I think you've answered your own question there - No, she didn't recognise that, because she's in the same echo chamber as the college students.

She even acknowledges it, see the 'response' tweet below the video. Paraphrasing: 'everyone who knows me knows I do this kind of thing all the time. nothing about this is shocking'. When your friends don't call you out when you're an asshole...

Hilariously, she then paints herself as the 'victim' of 'strange men' being offended and angry over something that seems harmless to her.

David

You, David, have often joked about the Maolings and the self-appointed Kommissar class... but it’s quite something to actually see the Creature in this video appoint herself police-like powers on the basis that it apparently really does “mean a lot” to her “actually”.

Oh, it’s a revealing tour of the psychology currently in fashion. And even after nearly a decade of doing this, I still find myself being taken aback by the dishonesty and malice of these vain, unhappy creatures. It’s just spite in a drag of “social justice” piety. And although Dear Sweet Annaliese™ and all the harpies like her are grimly entertaining, albeit in ways they don’t quite comprehend, they do mean to do harm and they do enjoy the thrill of exerting power over others. Given leverage, they will use it. It’s who they are.

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Jeff Guinn
Someone needs to make an SJW bobblehead doll.

Actually, and I've been keeping up with the technical literature on this, engineers are hard at work bringing an SJW bobblehead doll to fruition.

Unfortunately, the damn heads keep exploding.

(OT, but along the line of the internet is a small world, I worked with Problematics dad for a few years.)

Ten

Do not engage. You cannot win.

Actually, you can---and quite readily.

All that they have is faith---all that one needs to beat 'em is reality.

Not to pick nits, but there's an important distinction to make here. There is a difference between the tough love, if you will, of ridicule - it being just about all that gets their reality-starved attention - and on the other hand, codependency.

The former is self-explanatory, and in fact, would prevent the latter, which is where the real problem lies.

The right has been codependent forever. The right takes its lead from the left's media and press, and from years and decades of its policy and legislation. Today, rightists are more cultural than effectively legislative, which probably explains how, having tried absolutely else, the US at least is fed up to the point of probably electing a table-clearer. Not a classical liberal or even a "conservative" perhaps, but a establishment wrecker, at least by popular perception.

It's the right that has failed to reform one major leftist policy, program, or outcome for a good hundred years. The ostensible right even amplifies and defends various programs the left installed, finding them everything from "skin in the game" to socially deserved to inevitable to intractable and therefore off limits. The right, really, differs from the left in one, maybe two issues: Immigration and to a degree, the particular flavor of national healthcare.

To the right there are good socialisms and bad socialisms. There wouldn't be any if the right was preemptive instead of codependent.

So there's a difference between ridiculing individual instances of the personal dysfunction that collectively becomes progressivism, and the all but complete inability to consciously differentiate between progressivism's legacy and classical liberty in daily life and policy.

The former arose to wreck whole nations because the latter wasn't practiced thoroughly or concisely. It's a stunning state of affairs, especially among an ostensible right that apparently believes that complaining is an effective counter. That right needs to stop letting the violent alcoholic sleep in the same house with it, something it's been doing for a solid century.

It's not a healthy tension between equals. It's a codependency upon an inferior.

Hal

. . . spotted a Hawaiian bobblehead doll on the dashboard . . .

Hal

David, I must reject your oppressive limit of only five possible problematics. Everyone knows problematics are potentially infinite, and a fixed measure can not be taken in any specific instance.

Delusions are endless . . .

Farnsworth M. Muldoon

In the Oberpfalz, it's "Pferdescheiß"...

No doubt the influence of the perfidious Swabians. Regardless of spelling (we both appear to have left an "e" out), it is a fine word I culturally appropriated in the Rheinland-Pfalz along with "scheißemiste" and other fine words that I will leave out lest we lower the intellectual and cultural content of David's blog.

Regarding the photo, that is one of the milder ones, the whole swap meet is magnificent and culturally appropriates damn near every culture on the planet. Check out this Hawaiian dude's cultural appropriation:

pst314

although most Germans I know prefer, "Mist," "Quatsch" or the simple, yet elegent "Scheiße."
Social Justice Guerillas in the Mist?

David

lest we lower the intellectual and cultural content of David’s blog.

And put a coaster under that beer. We’re not cavemen, for God’s sake.

Farnsworth M. Muldoon

Good News Everyone ! Problem solved !

Champlain College is handing out pronoun pins so no one will be mislabeled. Group identification triangles are still under consideration, apparently.

AnotherFred

In a predictable example of concept creep sociologist Craig Considine attempts to redefine racism through question-begging, repeating himself, and citing a few other sociologists:

Race — as one of my favorite sociologists, the late (and great) Stuart Hall put it - is a “floating signifier,” meaning that it is a fluid concept which has specific connotations during certain moments in history. Races, in short, have never been exclusively biologically determined but rather politically constructed by powerful people, usually dominant groups in societies.

According to Hall, there is a new type of racism — “cultural racism,” which is my focus here. Racism is no longer about race (skin color) but culture. People are Othered and discriminated against not (simply) because of the color of their skin (or other phenotypes) but because of their beliefs and practices associated with some “imagined culture.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/craig-considine/muslims-are-not-a-race_b_8591660.html

This might represent a change in tactics for him; in July, he wrote:

Probably the most powerful verse for Islamic apologetics is Quran 49:13, “O mankind! We created you from a male and a female and made you into nations and tribes that you may know each other, not that you may despise each other. Verily the most honored of you in the sight of God is he or she who is the most righteous of you”. This Quranic verse sends a crystal clear message of compassion and learning about others across cultural and religious lines. A second Quranic verse that is often ignored by Islamophobes is 2:256, “There is no compulsion in religion”. Islam promotes freedom of religion and freedom of conscience, which are two values fundamental to my own Christian faith.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/craig-considine/why-this-christian-is-an-_b_11066972.html?

Someone might have directed him to the Pew Charitable Trust's survey of attitudes toward those who leave religion, or perhaps they demolished his cherry-picked assertions by alluding to the fact that theocratic nations have remarkably poor records of promoting religious freedom.

With that argument shot to hell, he moves on to the next: criticism of Islam is "cultural racism." If he can't refute an argument, he'll simply try to shut it down.

(I also disagree with his claim, expressed through Hall, that this is a new concept; academics have long used the accusation of "cultural imperialism" in exactly the same way).

Canadian Friend

The woman harassing and insulting and threatening the very patient, very polite, and very nice taxi driver keeps saying ; " I'm excited!"

I think she says it at least 3 times.

That in itself is very --- very --- strange, it is far --- very far --- from a normal behavior.

who in the middle of such a situation would keep saying " I'm excited!"

She sounds like she is about to have sex or something.

she is being very mean to the most docile man on the planet and she is so excited about her own cruelty that she can not help but saying it out loud every few seconds.

there are dozens of things she says and does that clearly indicate she has mental problems, but the fact she keeps saying ; 'I'm excited"
to me is the cherry on the cake, the cake of her insanity.

David

As I said a few weeks ago, I recently told a teenage niece that the neophyte “social justice” warriors now found in many schools remind me of the archetypal mean girls, the ones who pick on their classmates for having unfashionable shoes or the wrong kind of bag. Whatever can be used to scold and humiliate, to trip someone up, ideally in public. As seen above, there’s something quite similar about the dynamic.

AnotherFred

there are dozens of things she says and does that clearly indicate she has mental problems, but the fact she keeps saying ; 'I'm excited"
to me is the cherry on the cake, the cake of her insanity.

This is addressed in Pathological Altruism. One of the authors shares the following on his website:

While there are many drawbacks, self-righteousness can also be heady, seductive, and even... well... addictive. Any truly honest person will admit that the state feels good. The pleasure of knowing, with subjective certainty, that you are right and your opponents are deeply, despicably wrong.

Sanctimony, or a sense of righteous outrage, can feel so intense and delicious that many people actively seek to return to it, again and again. ...

Indeed, one could look at our present-day political landscape and argue that a relentless addiction to indignation may be one of the chief drivers of obstinate dogmatism and an inability to negotiate pragmatic solutions to a myriad modern problems.

http://www.davidbrin.com/addiction.html

R. Sherman

...[I]t is a fine word I culturally appropriated in the Rheinland-Pfalz...

Which brings to mind the time my spouse entertained a friend from Köln (whom we'd met in the US during college) at her parents' home in the Oberpfalz. Upon listening to my now brother-in-law wax Bavarian about something, the friend from Cologne turned to me, the American, and asked in English, "What did he say?"

champ

"More background on Ms Nielsen here."

Not only is she thoroughly obnoxious, she is also a bit chubby...

PiperPaul

champ...

Patrick Brown

Some music that might appeal to the crowd here, from an amusing youtuber called Chris Ray Gun.

First, we have "Come Be PC": https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=213&v=dmeSGwVBoao

And "Ain't No Rest for the Triggered": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwYd5cRlROE

And finally, and least subtly, "I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Hypocrites (the Gawker song)": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qku-sPjrCag

Heather

Champ, report to a re-education camp immediately!

Dom

Sorry if this was mentioned already, but Nielson owns a porn site, GodsGirls. According to wiki, "GodsGirls has been the subject of lawsuits by competitor alt-porn website SuicideGirls, mainly due to modeling contract altercations.". There is also a Canadian singer who says she appeared nude for the site while still a minor. How rude!

Dom

Have the rest of you seen the Hugh Mungus video? It's a real SJW meltdown.

https://youtu.be/1Ac08-TxqIM

james

Interesting aside: a psychiatrist friend mused that he sees very few instances of cutting any more since tattoos and ear spacers became common. He claims they serve the same purpose.

If true, and I've no reason to think that it isn't, that is absolutely fascinating.

A quick Google produces https://borderlinepersonalitybliss.wordpress.com/2014/07/05/self-harm-replaced-with-body-modifications-tattoos-and-piercings-my-experience/

Vince N

Why does she assume that a doll wearing a grass skirt is representing a Hawaiian?

She's guilty of stereotyping.

Trevor

Have the rest of you seen the Hugh Mungus video? It's a real SJW meltdown.

The righteous sistah in question is one Zarna Joshi. Listen and learn, people of pallor. She has you all worked out.

Rob

She is a complete and utter cunt, and a finer example of blowback you won't see this year.

However, this story has a happy ending for one reason only - she recorded the exchange and that video became available to the public. The driver was sacked on nothing but her say so. Effectively he had to prove his innocence.

And this is the society our Betters are creating - open season for crazy fanatics to denounce individuals unfortunate enough to not be in a protected group, and those individuals are guilty until proven innocent, de facto and increasingly de jure.

Don't think people like this will go away; they are multiplying.

David

And this is the society our Betters are creating.

They’re amusing only up to the point when they have power over you.

champ

PiperPaul, Heather,

Sorry, I don't know what came over me...

How much time in the re-education camp?

Hal

How much time in the re-education camp?

Well, as stated elsewhere, it's actually just about to open . . . . but once you go in, apparently we can't quite guarantee what condition you'll be in, if you can get out.

JerryC

The continent of Hawaii, LOL.

wtp

Once they have power over you it may be too late. This problem has been festering and growing for at least 20 years now. If people had taken more seriously the undermining of our society by these control freaks years ago a great number of today's problems wouldn't exist.

David

Once they have power over you it may be too late.

It’s often the case that by the time these things are recognised, widely, as stupefying and corrosive, much of the damage has already been done. It’s hard to see how the Clown Quarter of academia can be salvaged, for instance. And once the dysfunction has a hold and, as it were, metastasises, options to push back may be limited or in their own way less than ideal. You may end up having to consider remedies that are themselves somewhat dissonant with your own professed ideals. An obvious example being the arguments on how to deal with the consequences of allowing in large numbers of unassimilable migrants, whose values are antithetical to the host society.

wtp

You may end up having to consider remedies that are themselves somewhat dissonant with your own professed ideals.

Bingo. And thus another reason to nip such problems in the bud before you are forced to resort to extreme measures that, as you say, are dissonant with your ideals.

This is off topic to this specific problem with our SJW and the Lyft driver, however there is a pattern here that I feel fits a certain non-political aspect. This may seem way off the topic but as I am currently contemplating a job offer that inevitably, in the US anyway, ties into our health care/insurance mess, I have been thinking about this subject and...well...A good part of our health care mess in the US was an apparently, at the time anyway, benign decision 40-50 years ago or so, to get employers to provide health care. These two things should have nothing to do with each other. We should not have our options so limited. It is typical of the kafkaesque bureaucratic nightmares that stem from people trying initially to "help" the little guy that ultimately end in mass confusion and excess regulations that cannot possibly be followed in the real world, thus resulting in chaos.

My feeling here, the tie in, is that the only way that I see we ever get out of this is to institute an anti-free market law that forbids employers from offering health care. Of course the market itself may be painfully moving in that direction, though my fear is it being too painful it forces the government further in the direction that it has already taken with Obamacare.

Anyway, hope that was coherent...kinda...to your point about dissonance with one's professed ideals.

David

And thus another reason to nip such problems in the bud before you are forced to resort to extreme measures that, as you say, are dissonant with your ideals.

Well, some bad decisions may ultimately leave you painted into a corner with no good options, only marginally less horrible ones. Which is why one should be wary of the left’s negligent unrealism.

JerryC

A good part of our health care mess in the US was an apparently, at the time anyway, benign decision 40-50 years ago or so, to get employers to provide health care.

There really was never any conscious decision, benign or otherwise, for employers to provide health insurance to their employees. The ubiquity of employer-provided health insurance was (and is) an unintended consequence of the tax code, since the employer-paid portion of the health insurance premium is not counted as taxable income.

Ted S., Catskill Mtns., NY, USA

I think it also had to do with World War II wage controls that failed to include benefits like employer-provided health insurance.

Either way, the idea that the US has anything resembling a free market in health care is ridiculous.

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