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February 12, 2018

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Karen M

Given your own vile and corrupting nature, interaction with beings of colour must only be attempted after following the guidance of suitably enlightened instructors

They've got to pay off that student loan somehow.

TDK

Sometimes you feel like you're in a madhouse and it's scary. But then the mad people stop hitting me and move away to start hitting each other. That feels better.

David

They’ve got to pay off that student loan somehow.

Well, quite. Because that degree in Race, Gender and Sexuality was such a sound investment.

And I think we can dare to assume that the intended demographic – the dupes of this hustle – will, like the hustlers, be ladies who have little first-hand knowledge of white working-class life and who can therefore indulge in fits of pretentious agonising, in a room full of bedlamites and morons, before paying for absolution.

It’s all faintly revolting.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

White men’s presumed ownership of “pure” white women does not keep us safe -- and it certainly does not free us from patriarchy.

I think their main malfunction is that no patriarchal oppressor of any hue has presumed ownership of them.

Of course the crying labia/vagina eye* and "Fuck The Police" needlepoint (oooh, edgy and original!) might be a tad offputting, but still.

*Fun fact - "hog eye" or "boar hog eye" (or "bo hog eye") is old blues slang for female naughty bits.

Squires

It’s all faintly revolting.

More than faintly, I thought, up until I read the name "Evergreen".

Then all I thought was, "Oh, of course."

David

Of course the crying labia/vagina eye* and “Fuck The Police” needlepoint (oooh, edgy and original!) might be a tad offputting, but still.

It’s odd how all this enlightenment and moral salvation is difficult to distinguish from arrested adolescence.

R. Sherman

When not toppling the patriarchy with unattractive needlework...

Thanks for the public service, David. My wife of thirty years just resumed knitting after a 35 year hiatus. (We're somewhere on the spectrum which runs from "doily" through "potholder" to "loincloth" . . . I think.) Evidently, she's been a feminist sleeper agent all this time.

Mags

that high-minded journal for troubled women, Everyday Feminism.

Snort!

David

Snort!

But imagine how mentally derailed you’d have to be in order to use Everyday Feminism – a publication widely mistaken for a cruel parody – as both tempting and authoritative, a path to salvation.

Y. Knott

"But then the mad people stop hitting me and move away to start hitting each other. That feels better."

- I've heard it described as a "circular firing squad". I'm thinking of launching a GoFundMe to help them purchase their ammunition; any contributors?

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Shamelessly stolen, but appropriate...

David

More of Ms Scholl’s wisdom here:

Imagine the long, sisterly chats you’d have.

David

And if you’re sufficiently cowed and apologetic, you may even be allowed to braid an actual black woman’s hair.

In the hopes of some of that negro authenticity rubbing off on you.

Governor Squid

At least Dame Judy Dench's embroidery is attractive. I suppose it's too subtle for the likes of this bunch, though.

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In the hopes of some of that negro authenticity rubbing off on you.

That.

David

That.

As we saw quite vividly with Everyday Feminism’s Melissa Fabello, it’s basically neurotic racial fetishism tarted-up as politics. And there are women who lap it up.

The Phantom

"You and your "whiteness" are "causing real harm and violence.""

I always thought this was hilarious, coming from the same idiots who say "all cultures are equally valid."

Farnsworth M Muldoon

And there are women who lap it up.

Dr. Freud to the white courtesy phone, Dr. Freud to the white courtesy phone, please...

David

Not entirely unrelated.

David

That.

Thing is, in and of itself, race isn’t a subject I find interesting. But as I blog about the pathologies of the left, and the left seems fixated by race, pathologically so, here we are.

Lab Rat

Repent? Feh! A pox on the whole useless lot.

This she-person of pallor thinks they can all go futter themselves, but I bet they couldn't even manage to get that right.

David

futter

I had to look that one up.

Lab Rat

I had to look that one up.

It's the least I could do after you taught me bog.

David

It’s the least I could do after you taught me bog.

Now we can both go on to lead richer, fuller lives.

Hal

Commentary

lazlo Toth

I was commenting on this to my wife and she mentioned that she felt that my ownership of her as a "pure" white woman was an entirely appropriate tradeoff for her family not having a sufficient dowry and that it was worth being owned to avoid the dowry burning festival.

Fay

"So, ladies. Sunday March 4 is the date for your diary."

Pretty sure that's the date I planned to poke needles in my eyes. Which is sure to be less painful than this claptrap.

MC

We might mock, but it seems several hundred women were sufficiently gripped by self-hatred to attend such seminars last year. I would have thought the $20 solution to such hatred involved cheap vodka and a handful of pills...

I note that Everyday Mentalism has raised more than 2/3 of its $30k funding target. Own up; who here has been encouraging them!

David

Some people, it turns out, are quite hard to please.

David

More of Ms Scholl’s deep wisdom:

Apparently, all white women should pay to submit to an experience that their own judgement will tell them is unwarranted and painful, because they should feel pain, because, being white, they deserve it.

David

From one of the workshop “resources” linked by Ms Scholl and her colleagues, titled White People Lie:

This isn’t politics; it’s psychodrama.

Trevor

Her male counterpart?

H

From one of the workshop “resources” linked by Ms Scholl and her colleagues, titled White People Lie:

They're mentalists.

David

They’re mentalists.

We’re so lost. We are co-dependant, entitled, childish, narcissistic… we hate ourselves so much… and many of us haven’t even figured out how to tie our shoes yet.

By offering the above as a key “resource,” a declaration of how “we” feel, the organisers are at least leaving little doubt that both they and their audience are wretched, dysfunctional people and not to be trusted with car keys. So yes, mentalists. But more than that, they’re predatory mentalists. They wish to inflict their psychodrama on other people. One might call it abuse.

Rob

She is, of course, white.

David

They’re mentalists.

A sociology lecturer approves.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Her male counterpart?

Speaking of young Master Pieter...

I am reasonably sure that, "Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres...", was not ever said by a queen of the Bantus. It is only a small step from the absurd totemizing of "women/poc" before idiots like this and Miss Scholl actually start building temples to them.

R. Sherman

I am reasonably sure that. . .

Don't be so sure. I'm confident there are "histories" out there which demonstrate the Caesar was a person of darker hue, said histories being written by the same people who assure us that there were 100 million witches burned in Medieval Europe. The TRUTH has been successfully suppressed by the White Patriarchy in order hide its evil past and appropriate the accomplishments of everyone else.

WTP

The TRUTH has been successfully suppressed by the White Patriarchy in order hide its evil past and appropriate the accomplishments of everyone else.

It's both a projection and a desired goal. You gotta admire the ambition.

Nikw211

We love it, that breath of fresh air. Until they’re a little too honest. Until they touch on something that ripples. Unraveling one lie isn’t enough, touching on one sends shivers through dozens more. It’s a sick, painful web we weave for ourselves, white folks.

Why, put like that, it sounds almost like what they're selling is a spiritual experience; an open communication with ethereal spirits from another plane of existence.

And it just so happens that The Spiritualist Association of Great Britain does in fact also offer workshops, such as this one, which do not sound all that different to those Everyday Feminism and others are flogging (well, apart from the clear absence of animus and invective against the reader that is):

    The power of unconditional love is a most powerful energy, and this enables those in the Spirit world to link with us on earth. This workshop will specifically explore the love energy within you through, firstly some guided meditations, and then by the students connecting with spirit and practising their own spiritual gifts in a strong and loving environment.

A snip at £40. And also this one:

    This is a day for those who wish to strengthen their link with the Spirit World, in order to become a purer channel for their work on earth. Our loved ones who have passed to the Spirit World are still individuals who have their own style of communicating, and their own stories to tell. Spirit guides have wisdom, inspiration and philosophy that they wish to pass on to us.

    The focus of this workshop will be to provide the conditions so that they may do this.

I think that last one has to be my favourite, but mainly because the convener of the workshop, Minister Suzanne Gibson-Foy, boasts an MA in Psychotherapy among her achievements and qualifications.

You know, for a theoretical approach that is almost obsessive about the Other and the great evil that is 'Otherising' an individual on the basis of their belonging to group X or group Y, it seems powerful strange that the workshops of Scholl and her compatriots sound awfully like they are painting people of colour as if they were elves, sprites or faeries out from the depths of some mist-shrouded forest ready to impart magical secrets for the (white) child-heroine of the hour, the latter being the real protagonist of all the psychodrama.

David
You know, for a theoretical approach that is almost obsessive about the Other and the great evil that is ‘Otherising’ an individual on the basis of their belonging to group X or group Y, it seems powerful strange that the workshops of Scholl and her compatriots sound awfully like they are painting people of colour as if they were elves, sprites or faeries out from the depths of some mist-shrouded forest ready to impart magical secrets for the (white) child-heroine of the hour, the latter being the real protagonist of all the psychodrama.

That.

R. Sherman

...the latter being the real protagonist of all the psychodrama.

Ding, ding, ding. We have a winner!

Thanks for helping me bring my thoughts into focus. You're absolutely correct and it seems that not only are they the protagonist, but their entire schtick is predicated upon their own sense of superiority to the benighted wretches of color whom they must rescue, because these damn wogs are incapable of doing it themselves. Mr Howes noted above just oozes that soi-dissant, let-me-pat-you-on-the-head, "white man's burden" superiority in every sentence.

Governor Squid

The TRUTH has been successfully suppressed by the White Patriarchy in order hide its evil past and appropriate the accomplishments of everyone else.

Except, aren't these the same people who insist that there is no TRVTH, only the subjective observations and experiences we agree upon? So if there's only a couple of hundred loonies who believe this nonsense, out of a planet of 7,400 million, can they really claim it's the TRVTH?

R. Sherman

@Governor Squid.

Philosophical consistency is the hobgoblin of lesser minds, don't you know?

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Don't be so sure.

Meh, I am sure, I am not too prone to believing revisionist history because it is palpably insane that...

The TRUTH has been successfully suppressed by the White Patriarchy in order hide its evil past and appropriate the accomplishments of everyone else.

Right, all these "advanced civilizations of color" were wiped out, enslaved, and otherwise appropriated by knuckle dragging white cave men from Europe. Same thing happened to Rome, and we all know what a marvel the Vandal Civilization was after.

Burnsie

This isn’t politics; it’s psychodrama.

It's hard to say what's more viscerally repellent in "White People Lie:" the baseless racial generalizations or the submissive, self-loathing projection of the author herself.

Of course, liberal fetishization of black women goes back decades. I recall in the 80s, single black mothers were invariably portrayed as wise, heroic figures courageously fighting to raise their children against all odds. Liberals were in thrall to them, especially unwed teen black mothers.

It's become a mythology of the left.

David

It’s hard to say what’s more viscerally repellent… the baseless racial generalizations or the submissive, self-loathing projection of the author herself.

Ah, but while dumb racial assumptions about minorities are anathema, dumb racial assumptions about white people are imperative and signal woke status. So the dumber and more obnoxious they are, the better. And the non-reciprocal, wildly incoherent patchwork of dogma, held together with tape, is a clue to the actual nature of the phenomenon. Which, so far as I can tell, only seems explicable in terms of some grotesque psychology.

R. Sherman

...wildly incoherent patchwork of dogma, held together with tape...

Reminds me of a '73 VW Super Beetle I owned an drove in college. Except exchange "patchwork of dogma" with "bondo" and "tape" with KSHE bumper stickers.

Darleen

Speaking of psychodrama.

David

Speaking of psychodrama.

I’m assuming Ms Lakdawalla is real, albeit unhinged, but isn’t Tyler Baines-Cadbury a parody account? Admittedly, it’s no longer easy to tell.

Governor Squid

It would appear that Emily Lakdawit has preemptively blocked half of Twitter. One notices that she didn't ask whether this was desired; rather, she simply assumed that none of us wanted our joy sucked out by her. The Woke AF Black Community, however, are going to find themselves afflicted by her just as soon as she whinges enough that they give in and grant her permission to show up.

This leaves one to observe that she's going out of her way to be kind to her white critics, while promising to torment her black "friends" at the earliest opportunity. In what world is this kind of racist behavior acceptable?

Min

Apparently, all white women should pay to submit to an experience that their own judgement will tell them is unwarranted and painful, because they should feel pain, because, being white, they deserve it.

Makes you wonder where they get it from.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/you-are-white-have-you-apologized-yet-seattle-university-president-stephen-sundborg-calls-on-all-c/

David

Makes you wonder where they get it from.

In a saner world, Mr Sundborg would be chased out of town by parents brandishing nail guns.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

In a saner world, Mr Sundborg would be chased out of town by parents brandishing nail guns.

A Jesuit priest, Sundborg published his op-ed in The Seattle Times...

And this: “The most segregated morning in America is Sunday morning, when whites and blacks are more apart in their church communities than at any other time of the week.”...

Seattle University - 4.3% black students, perhaps this sky pilot needs to take a look outside his own little chapel.

Darleen

Ruh-roh, Black Panther may not be woke enough.

Barney

Somewhat related:

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

http://tompkinsweekly.com/news/2018/01/08/letters-conscience-casting/
https://www.facebook.com/studentsunitedithaca/posts/646172658886274?_fb_noscript=1

jabrwok

And now for something...completely different.

Note: I am not the man on the chicken.

WTP

Somewhat related:

Putting the on-the-face-of-it stupidity of the actual protest and the school administration’s caving in aside, did these administrators not understand that this move would attract far more attention, much of it highly negative, than 16 & 17 year old children should be subjected to? Young/teenage high profile athletes are generally protected and/or heavily advised on dealing with even very friendly oriented fame. To subject young people to what is certain to be significant national and possibly international outrage borders on child abuse. They must know what they’re putting these kids into. The kids have no idea, they’re just naively fame seeking.

PiperPaul

"I am not the man on the chicken."

I believe that's the first time I've ever read or heard that sentence.

Hal

"I am not the man on the chicken."

I believe that's the first time I've ever read or heard that sentence.

. . . . Where, pray tell, we're you expecting something of the sort to turn up?

ACTOldFart

"I am not the man on the chicken."

I believe that's the first time I've ever read or heard that sentence.

But you must ask yourself, has a woman/poc ever said the same thing before?

David Taylor

Of course they have - google it. Pallid people can't say anything original.

Vic

Ah, but while dumb racial assumptions about minorities are anathema, dumb racial assumptions about white people are imperative and signal woke status. So the dumber and more obnoxious they are, the better.

That x100.

Jonathan

CHALLENGING WHITE WOMEN TO
DO BETTER

Three non-white women lecturing white women on their behavior? Colour me unshocked. Also isn't there a saying about motes and beams?

David

That x100.

Not entirely unrelated.

Tim Newman

Ah, the delights of Laurie Penny on Newsnight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=382&v=XV2_dw6yz2M

To be honest, I wish they'd give her more airtime. Whatever side she's on, exposure like this can only damage it.

David

Whatever side she’s on, exposure like this can only damage it.

As noted recently, there’s so much irony and projection, it’s hard to know where to start.

Tim Newman

Ah, posted already. My bad.

David

Ah, posted already. My bad.

Wait, you mean you don’t scour every single comment before posting here?

[ Faints with indignation. ]

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Meanwhile, back in 1979, a glimpse of a wondrous future, Valentine's Day in romantic Ealing.

champ

Another example of the infantile snowflakes in American colleges...

https://hotair.com/archives/2018/02/13/brown-university-social-justice-warriors-guy-benson-fellow-pretty-dangerous/

David

Another example of the infantile snowflakes in American colleges...

I was just looking at this. Because apparently, when you give a talk at which leftist students may be present, you need to co-ordinate with police and prearrange an escape route.

champ

I was just looking at this.

Heh, someone managed to slip in a GIF of Trigglypuff...haven't heard much from her lately...

PiperPaul

Seen at Ace's:

Overheard At the Olympics:

Normal American: Hey Adam, congrats on the Olympic medal.
Adam Rippon: DID YOU KNOW THAT I WAS GAY?
NA: Yeah, I guess, but I don't really care. Kudos on the medal.
AR: BUT I SAID I WAS GAY AND I WON'T TALK TO THE VP.
NA: No one cares who you sleep with.
AR: PENCE WANTS TO ELECTROCUTE ME
NA: Uh, I think you'd better take your meds and lie down for a while.

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