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September 12, 2017

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Bloke in North Dorset

She may have attended Harvard but looking at some of that drivel I'm tempted to argue that she wasn't educated there.

dw

So when black scumbags steal trainers it's actually my fault for being white?

#headscratcher

David

Dr Fleming is, of course, a fan of the demented and malevolent Jane Elliott.

David

So when black scumbags steal trainers it’s actually my fault for being white?

If you poke through Dr Fleming’s Twitter feed, the term race-hustling monomaniac springs to mind. Also, moral imbecile.

And it’s hard to avoid the implication that, according to our mistress of “critical race theory,” the people who’ve chosen to exploit a natural disaster to indulge in a spot of looting – for fashion items – are somehow devoid of agency. As if the thieving and vandalism were not only immaterial - even to the people whose businesses have been robbed, stripped bare and vandalised, on top of everything else - but in no way a choice.

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Despite the awful consequences, railing against a hurricane, a force of nature, is pointless. But there’s still something dismaying about watching people exploit that tragedy in order to prey upon their neighbours. Because they think they deserve six pairs of designer trainers. But being so enlightened, and so severely educated, Dr Fleming seems to think we shouldn’t be at all concerned with what that says about the people doing the looting, and how they see others.

Jen

Say 'No' to loot-shaming.

#Wokest

Sam

Is the looting still okay if the people being robbed are black? Asking for a friend.

David

Somewhat related:

“Nicking trainers,” Laurie tells us, is a sign of “desperation” and “a political statement.”

Good to know.

Spiny Norman

Oh my! She went ALL CAPS. We're all doomed. There's no defense against the dreaded caps lock key...

[ hides ]

(Oh, so this is where David keeps the good liquor...)

David

(Oh, so this is where David keeps the good liquor...)

Careful, you’ll set off th…

LIQUORSTASHKLAXON! LIQUORSTASHKLAXON! LIQUORSTASHKLAXON!
LIQUORSTASHKLAXON! LIQUORSTASHKLAXON! LIQUORSTASHKLAXON!
LIQUORSTASHKLAXON! LIQUORSTASHKLAXON! LIQUORSTASHKLAXON!

Sigh. Never mind.

David

If Dr Fleming should ever find herself being robbed or carjacked or burgled, will she only be affronted if the robber is paler than she is?

Because, you know, white people.

Spiny Norman

Should the painfully woke Dr Fleming ever be robbed/jacked/burgled by a "PoC", she'll likely get all "Fisky".

WTP

This story strikes close to home. As in home town. This isn't a piss poor poverty area. Tons of money sloshes around with low skill service jobs aplenty where tip money flows quite easily. All you have to do is show up on time and be dependable. You will note from this video not only how relatively well dressed these looters are, but the respectable, newer model cars they use for their get away vehicles.

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

I was lucky to have power through the storm but sat tv dropped in and out. Thus the news was the only practical thing to have running. Football and movies were too frustrating to follow. What was particularly grating was that practically every time the media reported this story, the warning that "the authorities" would be prosecuting looting to "the fullest extent of the law" this was followed by "as will be done with price gouging ". Because of course. What was really cute was when one anchor woman emphasized "anyone even thinking about price gouging". Heh.

David

You will note from this video not only how relatively well dressed these looters are, but the respectable, newer model cars they use for their get away vehicles.

Yes, I did wonder if the employees of the stores that are being robbed, and whose livelihoods are being jeopardised, can afford similar cars.

Joan

A swarm of locusts.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

White supremacist racism is sociologically (re)produced for a specific economic purpose: hoarding of resources for socially defined whites.

OK, If Persons of Pallor such as Rachael Dolezal, Shaun "Talcum X" King, and Elizabeth "Shooting Bull" Warren can "socially define" themselves as Persons of Color, all the Persons of Color have to do is "socially define" themselves as white and the problem is solved.

Arkadiy

"socially defined whites"

This is the most racist thing I've read in a while.

David

Whenever someone invokes “critical race theory,” you might as well burst out laughing straight away. It’ll save a lot of time.

Rafi

It's one of the best (or worst) examples of 'whataboutery' I've seen.

David

It’s one of the best (or worst) examples of ‘whataboutery’ I've seen.

I suppose it’s a feature of Dr Fleming’s chosen environment. In that, most of us have said dumb things at one time or another and have possibly been challenged by our peers as a result. But the Clown Quarter is where dumb things, at least of a certain kind, aren’t challenged at all, and are actively affirmed as markers of in-group piety. There’s little, if any, mechanism for correction.

Tim Newman

All you have to do is show up on time and be dependable.

All sounds a bit like fascism to me. Are *all* the bosses Nazis, or just most of them?

Pogonip

I can't hear myself think with that darned liquor klaxon blaring.

*Bang!*

Good thing we Americans go armed.

Hey, everybody, David has a whole closet full of shoes! And 12 jars of pickled eggs!

At least, I think they're eggs...

David

Hey, everybody, David has a whole closet full of shoes!

Heh.

Pogonip

Although you should have had the forethought to stock multiple sizes...

Rob

She's a sociologist, so this is perfectly normal.

David

Speaking of crime and responsibility, this old nugget came to mind:

So remember, if you should be mugged in a part of town where lots of black people happen to live, whatever you do, don’t call the police. That would be proof of your ignorant racism and “white privilege.” And if your refusal to alert the police subsequently results in someone else being robbed by the same mugger, most likely someone who lives in one of those “Black and Indigenous communities,” at least you can take comfort in the fact that you won’t be accused of racism by one dogmatic bonehead.

It’s woke, you see.

Pogonip

Winnie the Pooh photographed:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/books/what-to-read/i-knew-christopher-robin--the-real-christopher-robin/

Pogonip

These Nice White Ladies always sound like they've never talked to an actual black American.

champ

Question: Why is everything about racism with these regressive kooks?

Answer: When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail...

champ

Despite the awful consequences, railing against a hurricane, a force of nature, is pointless.

But, apparently, some people think it useful to shoot guns at the hurricane..

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/09/10/florida-sheriffs-office-warns-people-not-shoot-hurricane-irma/650909001/

Jeff Wood

Never shoot hurricanes. You will only make them angry.

Especially the ones with women's names.

R. Sherman

So, it's not enough to merely criticize bourgeois values. One must advocate for their antithesis. Wherever he is, George Orwell is feeling pretty smug right about now.

False Profiteer

I often see the argument that the United States was on theft and murder of Native Americans with the aid of enslaved Africans. Those making the argument seem unwilling to acknowledge these practices were not exclusive to Europeans and so not solely the purview of evil white people.

What's interesting to me is that the folks making the argument also never seem to grasp that they themselves are beneficiaries of these acts for which they try to condemn all white people. Has Professor Fleming ever considered that she is living on that "stolen" land herself? Or that, assuming she's a descendant of slaves, she might not have been born at all if not for the practice? Being an American offers numerous privileges only dreamed of in other parts of the world. For good or ill, the history of the United States facilitated where we are now. It's odd to see a person condemn others for actions of people in the past while said person is simultaneously enjoying the same benefits.

On the other hand, introspection sounds like a lot of work.

Lisboeta

Prof. Fleming is not averse to the 'hoarding of resources' for herself. Her Twitter page identifies her, inter alia, as a Speaker and gives the contacts for Bookings and her Agent. I guess she can justify her bit of $$ hoarding? (Assuming anyone actually does pay her for speaking.)

WTP

In case you were wondering...

https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Donald/comments/6zk8fp/this_just_in_from_floridano_work_boots_were/

Daniel Ream

Those making the argument seem unwilling to acknowledge these practices were not exclusive to Europeans and so not solely the purview of evil white people.

Here in Canada, we have a large lake named "Great Slave Lake". It's called that because its shores were the highways for the native slave trade before the British Empire showed up and put a stop to that.

The native race hustlers hate it when you point that out.

Pogonip

More likely they pay her to stop speaking.

bobby b

I don't care what she says. They're still going to be shot if they take advantage of a disaster and come into my place to steal, or worse.

And then we can weep about why their generations-out-of-slavery parents couldn't teach them to be decent.

pst314

"Never shoot hurricanes. You will only make them angry."
One has to wonder, where do these idiots come from?
See Instapundit for regular postings of items tagged "Florida man".

WTP
"I figured (law enforcement officers) of all people would understand the humor behind (the group)," Edwards said in a Facebook message. The DeLand, Fla. resident said he is surprised by the popularity of the group and speculates it might be because people didn't realize it was a joke.

"Well guys, it's here. The moment we've been waiting for. It was cool to see the response this got from facebook. On another note, I've learned that about 50% of the world could not understand sarcasm to save their lives. Carry on."

Reading is Fun-da-mental.

Spiny Norman

See Instapundit for regular postings of items tagged "Florida man".

Florida Man even has his own Twitter.

https://twitter.com/FloridaMan__

Hal

So, it's not enough to merely criticize bourgeois values . . .

Why yes, after noting that The Problem Of All Humankind is the hipster variety utterly frantically lowest middle class and their vehement demands to be the ultimate practitioners of the latest random tweetstorm of the moment, then obviously to bring this to an end one must completely oppose such by instead being the . . . . . . . Um . . . . . being instead the . . . but it is all very sincere . . . we are the ones with the coolest face masks . . . really we are . .

---Jean-Pierre Cassel's Louis XIII comes to mind; Oh, this hawk is hurting my arm---Oh, look Cardinal, see the tears? See the tears?

Hal

What's interesting to me is that the folks making the argument also never seem to grasp that they themselves are beneficiaries of these acts for which they try to condemn all white people.

So obviously the solution is to give it all back to a aborigines.

Dr Evil

We usually call that either looting or thieving. It is never condoned because it is a crime in civilised society. What is wrong with these sociologists? Mind you we have our idiot academics in the UK too. I know what I would do with them.

Phil B

The looting has already been mocked here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6-xokjS4PE

It's an alternative viewpoint, I suppose ...

J.M. Heinrichs

The origin of Winnie the Pooh:
http://fortgarryhorse.ca/wp/winnie-the-bear/

Cheers

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