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September 26, 2016

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SimonF

Please tell me that the emotional first-aid kit is satire. If it isn't Poe's law has a new champion.

David

Please tell me that the emotional first-aid kit is satire.

While the kit itself is a wind-up, the endorsement by Ms Schindler is apparently quite real. Incidentally, Ms Schindler tells us that has two moms, but instead of being “super liberal” they’re “kind of conservative preppies.”

Sam

I wish I’d actually… whipped the white apartheid settler colonial entitlement out of the bastard

This guy needs help from a professional.

David

This guy needs help from a professional.

Yes, it seems likely that noted racist and waitress abuser Mr Ntokozo Quabe™ is in need of medication. Though the wholesale acceptance of leftist identity politics is often difficult to distinguish from serious mental health issues. There seems to be quite a lot of overlap.

Theophrastus

This guy needs help from a professional...boxer?

Ray

Mr. Ntokozo "come and see the violence racism inherent in the system" Quabe.

What an increasingly unpleasant little shit. It says much for the tolerance of our system that he has not been knocked down kicked until something important broke.

Joan

So you can just walk into a meeting carrying a six-foot whipping stick and no one bats an eyelid?

Jonathan

Although I wish I’d actually not been a good law abiding citizen & whipped the white apartheid settler colonial entitlement out of the bastard.

South Africa's future in safe hands!

GC

There's something missing from the emotional first aid kit: a nappy.

Captain Nemo

I like your thinking, GC, but I can't help thinking that a strap-on dummy might be a more appropriate addition.

sk60

The sad thing is a decent human being could have benefited from that Rhodes scholarship instead.

Tim Newman

Incidentally, Ms Schindler tells us that has two moms, but instead of being “super liberal” they’re “kind of conservative preppies.”

Yeah, as I've noted before:

She also said that, despite being gay, she is actually quite conservative and doesn’t agree with a lot of this social justice activism that is going on.

...

The most vocal of the gay rights and other social justice activists would have us believe that all minority groups automatically side with the Democrats because the Republicans are out to destroy them. Which is bullshit, of course. There is no reason why anyone gay should not also be fiscally conservative, pro-business, anti-immigration, and in favour of the second amendment.

Of course, the SJWs don't like to admit that conservative homosexuals exist.

Tim Newman

The violent anthropologising of articulations of black pain without black people’s consent is as old as settler colonial domination itself. We refuse to continue operating under the white gaze!

This is classic African verbosity, designed to make the speaker look clever in front of a bunch of illiterates. I saw this a lot in Nigeria, the flyers the unions sent around were full of it.

David

Of course, the SJWs don’t like to admit that conservative homosexuals exist.

[ Jumps from behind curtain and shouts boo. ]

David

The sad thing is a decent human being could have benefited from that Rhodes scholarship instead.

Well, quite. But Mr Quabe imagines himself as “a good, law-abiding citizen,” albeit one whose goons harass and manhandle people, and who finds it amusing to disrupt other people’s lectures and jab at onlookers with a two-metre stick while demanding both attention and universal deference.

And the ludicrous identity politics to which he subscribes is premised on unmooring a person from a sense of proportion, and from reciprocation and logic, and then unmooring them from reality. That’s what prolonged exposure does. And for some, presumably, that’s the appeal.

Tim Newman

Jumps from behind curtain and shouts boo

Well, yes. And also, from a quick perusal of your site you'd never know, indeed I'd been reading for years without realising. But in SJW-land, you'd be expected to be shouting it from the rooftops and making it a core part of every post.

As (I think) Hal said on the thread on polyamory, there are polyamorists out there who make it work and they operate very subtly and you'd not know unless you were very close to them. Those who feel the need to advertise it are probably using it as a cover for some personality issues they've yet to address.

Jonathan

[ Jumps from behind curtain and shouts boo. ]

David, you're obviously whatever the homosexual equivalent of an Uncle Tom is. Report to re-education camp at once.

David

But in SJW-land, you’d be expected to be shouting it from the rooftops and making it a core part of every post.

Imagine the tedium.

R. Sherman

Shorter Quabe:

"When I said I wanted to 'raise awareness,' I did not mean of the fact that I'm a dickhead."

Eagle

First Aid kits usually have smelling salts, to induce consciousness and awareness.

And these ones ... not so much.

A pacifier? cripes David, you will never exhaust this vein of ore.

SumDumGuy

David, you're obviously whatever the homosexual equivalent of an Uncle Tom is. Report to re-education camp at once.

Oddly enough, in my family, it is also Uncle Tom.

SumDumGuy

Thanks, David.

David

Thanks, David.

A charge for tag closure will be added to your account.

Joe

Why are these scumbags never expelled?

Rob

"It is NOT true that I ‘assaulted’ and ‘whipped with a stick’ a white student during our shutdown of the arrogant [University of Cape Town] Law Faculty yesterday. Although I wish I’d actually… whipped the white apartheid settler colonial entitlement out of the bastard – who continued to video record us without our consent."

As Obnoxio the Clown said on Twitter, he can't wait for someone to kick this c*nt's head in. Nor can I.

David

Why are these scumbags never expelled?

You’d think that the aggressive and narcissistic disruption of other people’s lectures and other people’s work – setting off fire alarms, blocking doors, hitting people, etc., - should result in immediate expulsion and the perpetrators’ possessions being thrown into the street. But that would require university administrators to enforce their own codes of conduct, to which students are obliged to agree as a condition of their being welcome.

And insofar as such enforcement happens at all, it increasingly seems to depend on what colour your skin is.

Daniel Ream

As (I think) Hal said on the thread on polyamory, there are polyamorists out there who make it work and they operate very subtly and you'd not know unless you were very close to them. Those who feel the need to advertise it are probably using it as a cover for some personality issues they've yet to address.

One of my schoolmates from university decided in second year that he was actually a she and aggressively pursued transition (note this was the 1990's, when this was a difficult thing to get doctors to agree to). He's been living as a woman nigh on 20 years now, is married and has a successful career in video game development. And he does not identify as "trans", he identifies as a woman. Period. The fact that he transitioned is something he keeps private and he is apolitical about it. Of the half-dozen or so GID people I know, he's the only one who isn't a complete trainwreck, and I strongly suspect not shouting his condition form the rooftops is a big part of it.

Hedgehog

the pacifier gave Schindler pause, though only out of concern the students might take them the wrong way

The wrong way? How? Up the rear end? How could they, they've already got their head up in there.

DP

Dear Mr Thompson

"Only the pacifier gave Schindler any pause, though only out of concern that students might take them the wrong way."

Does Ms Schindler mean the students may be confused about which orifice to use?

DP

Spiny Norman

apparently not realizing it was a satirical ploy by James O’Keefe.

I should have guessed. ;-)

David

Why are these scumbags never expelled?

Ah but, you see, it was the combination of “white gaze” and “white apartheid settler colonial entitlement” that made Mr Quabe start hitting people with the two-metre stick that he just happened to be carrying into the lecture hall.

Captain Nemo

I can't help thinking that a strap-on dummy might be a more appropriate addition.

Re-reads original post, notices the word "pacifier". Remembers that that's how Americans refer to a dummy. Facepalms, and quietly leaves. Two cultures seperated by a common language, and all that.

LabRat

I can't help thinking that a strap-on dummy might be a more appropriate addition.

As an American reader, the above put an ... interesting mental image in my head at first until I realized that a dummy is what the British call a pacifier.

wtp

You’d think that the aggressive and narcissistic disruption of other people’s lectures and other people’s work – setting off fire alarms, blocking doors, hitting people, etc., - should result in immediate expulsion and the perpetrators’ possessions being thrown into the street. But that would require university administrators to enforce their own codes of conduct, to which students are obliged to agree as a condition of their being welcome.

While we expect the administrators to do their jobs, if we fail to hold the administrators accountable aren't we also at fault similar to the administrators? Not speaking of us here directly as there is fairly unanimous sentiment regarding the admins, however in the polite elite conservative world from whence any effective pressure would come, the standard excuse for this failure to communicate is "oh, we don't want to make a martyr..." and similar. As this was more a UK/South Africa centered event I've seen nil coverage over here on the pacifier-side of the pond, I'd like to ask are there any significant conservative or right-labor politicians addressing this or just the far back-benchers, as y'all say? If that even...

And yes, the "dummy" thing had this Yank thinking thoughts I'm embarrassed even to say that I'm embarrassed to say what they were...

JuliaM

We refuse to continue operating under the white gaze!

Well, I'd suggest a burkha, but that'd probably be cultural appropriation, or something...

champ

So wait, its "white violence" of a white student films some SJW idiot acting up in public?

Reminds me of Trigglypuff's friend demanding that the student who filmed/posted Trigglypuff making an ass of herself at a public gathering in a public space be reprimanded..

http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/05/03/angry-sjw-demands-student-journalist-be-punished-for-filming-trigglypuff/

If Trigglypuff didn't want to be filmed making an ass of herself, she should either have not attended or not make such a display of herself..

David

So wait, it’s “white violence” if a white student films some SJW idiot acting up in public?

Yes, it’s a bold conceit, one we’ve seen repeatedly over the years. Presumably, Mr Quabe and his associates are aware that their behaviour – disrupting lectures, harassing people, hitting them, etc., - will not look flattering when viewed by people who aren’t unhinged and narcissistic. It’s as if he can’t quite process shame.

I’m not sure how Mr Quabe handles that kind of dissonance. Maybe there’s just a loud, continual buzzing sound inside his head.

Hopp Singg

Imagine the tedium.

Oh, I can think of _much_ better uses for imagination than the exhalations of fools like Quabe. Here, I'll Kipple it for you:

A ship is safe in the harbor
but that's not what ships are for.
As my imagination sails,
never wasted on a bore.

Not sure how many social justice rules that breaks. Is there an app?

Farnsworth M Muldoon

The violent anthropologising of articulations of black pain without black people’s consent...

It appears Mr. Ntokozo Quabe™ is channeling his inner Oswald Bates.

champ

"Those who feel the need to advertise it are probably using it as a cover for some personality issues they've yet to address."

(cough, cough) Laurie Penny...

ACTOldFart

It appears Mr. Ntokozo Quabe™ is channeling his inner Oswald Bates.

I'm sure given sufficient power he would channel his inner Norman Bates as well

David Gillies

Plato, Epictetus, William of Ockham, Spinoza, Hume, Mill, Wittgenstein, Bobbie Sue Schindler. All groundbreaking philosophers in their own right, I'm sure we agree.

Hal

. . . and a pacifier.

Given that I could see only hipsters being interested, there is the issue of define pacifier . . .

---Of course for British references, hipster dummy would just get taken as a redundant statement . . .

AnotherFred

Tangentially related (by virtue of its twisted logic): http://everydayfeminism.com/2016/09/trolls-save-free-speech/

Quabe equates the "white gaze" with violence while ignoring his own depredations; the cartoonist likewise likens free speech advocates to internet vigilantes who conflate criticism with censorship—yet he ignores speech codes, deplatforming, and online vigilantism in the name of justice.

Also on Everyday Feminism is an article strikingly similar to one discussed here last month: http://everydayfeminism.com/2016/09/my-friends-would-rather-have-their-guts-cut-open-than-be-like-me/

There were other people I knew who moved out of their bodies, and I could understand why: They knew they had to go. They were being evicted anyway; blown knees and exhausted pancreas pushing them toward desperate measures. Weight loss surgery seemed a fair price if the alternative was death.

But in nearly every case, the alternative was my life.

And now for something completely different, and interesting look at the schism between the modernist left and post-modern progressivism: http://lorenzo-thinkingoutaloud.blogspot.com/2016/02/post-enlightenment-is-just-counter.html

Chester Draws

All I can think of regarding the videoing is a phrase many parents of more than one child have heard.

Mummy, mummy! Stop him! He's looking at me again.

Jonathan

Tangentially related (by virtue of its twisted logic): http://everydayfeminism.com/2016/09/trolls-save-free-speech/

The cartoonist obviously lives in some parallel universe where feminists have lost their jobs, have been banned by Twitter and Facebook and are mocked and humiliated by the media on a daily basis merely for being feminists.

David

Elsewhere in academia:

A resident assistant at the University of Kansas was advised against incorporating an image of a gorilla into a jungle-themed floor decoration because the animal apparently represents “a very masculine image.” “I think it would be best if your floor chose a different theme animal to be more inclusive,” Assistant Complex Director Dale Morrow wrote in an email. “First, gorillas represent a very masculine image, and I feel that this would not be inclusive to all of our residents on that floor.” Morrow went on to add that images of a gorilla could reinforce “stereotypes,” but fails to stipulate exactly what sorts of stereotypes he is referring to. “Second, this animal could be triggering to some people as their [sic] are stereotypes that surround this animal,” he continued, noting that all the RA would need to change “is the picture and the words.”

It seems to me that if the first thing that pops into your head when you see a picture of a gorilla is “Ooh, black people,” then I’m not sure you’re in a position to lecture others about being insufficiently sensitive.

Jonathan

I think it would be best if your floor chose a different theme animal to be more inclusive

If Harambe is not inclusive, then no one is:

[+]

he continued, noting that all the RA would need to change “is the picture and the words.”

:-)

Farnsworth M Muldoon

My Friends Would Rather Have Their Guts Cut Open Than Be Like Me

Every damn thing is histrionics with these nimwits, a freeking one inch incision to place a lap band is hardly having "guts cut open".

“First, gorillas represent a very masculine image...

How sexist and trans phobic; I am guessing the female gorillas and male gorillas who identify as female were unavailable for comment.

fnord

The cartoonist obviously lives in some parallel universe where feminists have lost their jobs, have been banned by Twitter and Facebook and are mocked and humiliated by the media on a daily basis merely for being feminists.

--------
Where can I buy a ticket.

Jim Whyte

Says Ms Schindler, “I sucked my thumb for twenty years.”

Yeah, know the feeling. It took me a while to get out of grad school too.

Lionel Ebb

Pretty jaw dropping stuff, but nothing we don't see increasingly often in our great seats of learning: http://bit.ly/29a8oXL Oh dear...

AC1

our great seats of learning running up taxpayer funded debt.

JuliaM

"...gorillas represent a very masculine image..."

There speaks a man who's never seen a bull elephant in musth...

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