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July 18, 2018

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Rafi

you’ll be taught how to “avoid acting out the guilty, white stereotype” by “channelling” your white guilt “through a healthy and productive anti-racist stance.”

'White guilt' isn't healthy, channeled or not.

David

‘White guilt’ isn't healthy, channeled or not.

Well, quite. But having been part of a movement that’s spent so much time and effort inculcating racial neurosis, it’s only fair that these harpies claw back some money. By luring their victims deeper into the intersectional rabbit hole.

R. Sherman

Well, as indulgences go, $35 seems rather inexpensive.

David

As with the previous effort to purge the credulous of their “toxic whiteness,” I suppose the question is whether Ms Tochluk and Ms Gray actually believe the worldview they’re peddling, in which case they’re halfway deranged, or whether they’re just a more pernicious modern-day equivalent of the card sharp or pool hustler.

Either way, the suckers who sign up are supposedly being “healed” by the same people who insist that they’re “complicit with racism and white supremacy.”

What’s the word? Oh yes. Gaslighting.

bilbaoboy

I think we should all turn up. Including any non-whites who hang out here. For $35 a lot of fun could be had!

Sam

In the spirit of free market competition, I'll offer a faster, cheaper, and more effective seminar: For the low, low cost of $5 you'll be directed to a web page with the words

"TREAT PEOPLE AS INDIVIDUALS"

in size 72 letters. If you ever need reminding how not to be racist return visits are on the house. You're welcome.

David

a web page with the words “TREAT PEOPLE AS INDIVIDUALS” in size 72 letters.

Ah, but that would short-circuit the game. And the game must never end.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

...I suppose the question is whether Ms Tochluk and Ms Gray actually believe the worldview they’re peddling, in which case they’re halfway deranged, or whether they’re just a more pernicious modern-day equivalent of the card sharp or pool hustler.

Halfway (being generous here) deranged and a peddler of snake oil aren't mutually exclusive.

One way is to avoid acting out the guilty, white stereotype.

Another way is just not to feel guilty about things you don't do. Please send $35 and a boxtop to EverydayMuldoonism.org, care of this station.

Governor Squid

Squid: There is no such thing as a bloody White Guilt indulgence.
Disciple: Yes there is.
Squid: No there isn't.
Disciple: Is!
Squid: Isn't!
Disciple: Is!
Squid: Isn't!
Disciple: What's that then?
Squid: This is a plenary indulgence with the word 'plenary' crossed out and 'White Guilt' written in in crayon.

I look forward to the day they give up the pretense and one of them names herself Pope. I look forward with even more relish to the day following, when the first bloody schism kicks off.

Fay

Toxic whiteness you say?

https://www.spendwithpennies.com/pickled-eggs/

Pogonip

I knew that was Everyday Feminism even before I looked!

David

I’m sorry, Fay, those don’t look like pickled eggs. These are pickled eggs.

Do help yourself.

Hal

. . . Provided, that is, you already have the all-important “white guilt,” without which no channelling can occur: . . .

and then . . .

I look forward to the day they give up the pretense and one of them names herself Pope. I look forward with even more relish to the day following, when the first bloody schism kicks off.

To cite that popular church service exhortation, Bingo!!!

The Christian faith based right wingers have been peddling for centuries a concept called original sin.

The identity based left wingers are peddling the exact same concept and calling it white guilt---and for those who are shades of other than white, either one is to chant along or one is equally guilty, so the right wingers don't get to claim they have a larger target audience.

Of course the advantage to being conservative, centered, in balance, and instead focusing on
actually what to do is that one doesn't have to bother with either version of the quite exact same claim and practice.

As Sam points out, "TREAT PEOPLE AS INDIVIDUALS" . . .

Fay

Do help yourself.

I couldn't possibly be so selfish David. Please profer my share to the hench-lesbians with my gratitude.

Hopp Singg

David's pickled eggs are from a hallowed and ancient recipe.

I believe they were from the first batch.

Bloke in North Dorset

Bloody capitalists get everywhere.

At least the communists didn't charge people for the privilege of denouncing themselves.

David

At least the communists didn’t charge people for the privilege of denouncing themselves.

This pretentious self-abasement is almost a kink. A sort of woke S&M fetish, but without the rubberwear and harnesses, and in which the spanking is metaphorical. And yet it’s somehow more squalid.

Squires

David's pickled eggs are from a hallowed and ancient recipe barrow.

Lisboeta

"You’ll receive guidance that will help you cultivate a 'both/and' mindset that will allow you to hold the tension of being complicit with racism and white supremacy while simultaneously cultivating a healthy, white anti-racist identity."

Given the bargain price of $35, I was tempted. But, for the life of me, I couldn't make sense of the foregoing statement. So I think I'll pass.

Squires

It makes more sense if you change that bit to “You’ll receive guidance that will help you cultivate a 'both/and' mindset that will allow you to hold the tension of being complicit with racism."

To be woke is to be mindfucked.

Their need is for more who are mindfucked.

Steve E

These are pickled eggs.

David, Are you sure you haven't mixed up your labels? That looks like pickled penis.

Hopp Singg

We laugh at Nigerian Prince scammers and their ploys for being so obvious, but they like it that way: you must be _this_ stupid to fall for that first step, which bodes well for the scammer the rest of the way.

Same with the $35 fee here.

R. Sherman

Fear not, Comrades! A true socialist utopian future awaits! If only we have the resolve.

neal

Squalid Sleazy and Tawdry better have poor to fatal service, or I shall ghostwrite to the proper paper covering the action. One must have standards and a plan.

Pogonip

They’re from the first batch of eggs ever laid, back in the Jurassic era.

Ten

Someone on the Trump team needs to take a bow for this brilliant bit of trolling: [Link to freshly suspended Twitter account]

Damn, even Twatter is performance art. Well done Twatter.

Ten

How artistic of me to put that in the wrong thread. You're welcome.

Not for publication

A guy I new in grad school adopted a totally feminist persona. He told me it helped him get laid regularly.

Spiny Norman

Milking Those Intersectional Teats

This, following a RadFem "performance art" post, made me wonder if the headline was literal. Made me nervous that I was going to another radical fetish vid.

(O_O)

randian

Perhaps I'm crazy but I see a parallel here in the attitudes of many of the few remaining modern-day dhimmis (like the Copts in Egypt). They are often called "Islamochristian" because they've spent so long under the yoke of Islam that self-interest is almost unthinkable. They've internalized the notion of Muslims as the superior, the deserving, to whom everything is owed. Creating a population of same-thinking whites is I think the ultimate goal of "anti-racist identity".

David

Perhaps I’m crazy but I see a parallel here in the attitudes of many of the few remaining modern-day dhimmis

I don’t think it’s entirely crazy. There’s clearly an attempt to inculcate a default deference. Certainly, an anxiety about challenging the claims of anyone sufficiently brown and supposedly exotic. Indeed, that’s pretty much the premise of so-called “critical race theory.”

Angus

Something in those pickled eggs just blinked

Squires

...that self-interest is almost unthinkable.

Abusive relationships can only be maintained if both parties are conditioned to want to continue them.

The road to hell may be paved with good intentions, but it requires a lot of excuse-making to remain at the destination.

Jonathan

So the left spends the last fifty years telling white people they're responsible for pretty much everything bad that has happened in the world over the last thousand years - colonialism, imperialism, racism, slavery, capitalism. fascism, war, hunger - and now they're selling white people courses on how to stop feeling guilty? Result - profit!

Guess what? I'm white(ish) and I feel no guilt, just slightly smug.....

David

Something in those pickled eggs just blinked

Keep absolutely still. Their vision is based on movement.

Dr Evil

I don't have any white guilt because last time I looked I'm a bit pink rather than white. The other thing is I try to treat people as I would like to be treated. This seems to work OK. I was brought up to er exhibit good manners regarding other people. Isn't channeling something to do with nerve conduction, muscle contraction or boats?

David

So the left spends the last fifty years telling white people they’re responsible for pretty much everything bad that has happened in the world… and now they’re selling white people courses on how to stop feeling guilty?

Rather, to keep feeling guilty, but in a way that can be used. Or put another way, “Being fundamentally sadistic, we’ve picked out the weak, the credulous, the ones with a need to conform, and have made them a neurotic mess. And now we’re going to exploit it.”

I’m paraphrasing, of course.

Captain Nemo

A sort of woke S&M fetish, but without the rubberwear and harnesses, and in which the spanking is metaphorical.

Actual S&M looks like it might be quite fun to try. These wokeness classes, not so much. Being told that I'm inherently evil and racist (even though I've done nothing wrong) and going along with it, doesn't strike me as my idea of a good time.

David

Actual S&M looks like it might be quite fun to try.

I don’t have much first-hand experience, but it occurs to me that it doesn’t really lend itself to spontaneity, and entails quite a lot of preparation – outfits, accessories, scenarios, safe-words and whatever. There seems to be an awful lot to organise. To the extent that, by the time you’ve sorted out the PVC ensemble, the talc, the nipple-clamps and the elaborate winching system, you may end up so exhausted you’d rather sit in front of the TV and watch old episodes of Columbo.

The good ones, from the Seventies.

Ted S., Catskill Mtns., NY, USA

Kinkfest (Warning: The commenters at the site can get even raunchier than the comments here.)

Ferdy

These schemes don't rely on finding enough self-haters to sign up voluntarily. The real business is in making it compulsory for every student in a college or every employee in a company.

The targeting of this kind of rhetoric at white women is new. Men are already familiar with it from toxic masculinity/anti rape education - a both/and mindset where you acknowledge your own implication in the patriarchy and where you become a useful feminist ally by denouncing other men at every opportunity.

David

If anyone has trouble with comments not appearing, email me and I’ll rattle the spam filter.

Spiny Norman

Since the subject of certain kinks has been brought up, have you ever considered that the spam filter likes to be rattled?

David

Since the subject of certain kinks has been brought up,

Just keep those hands out of your pockets.

Captain Nemo

It occurs to me that it doesn’t really lend itself to spontaneity

True, but not everything that's fun in life needs to be spontaneous.

You may end up so exhausted you’d rather sit in front of the TV and watch old episodes of Columbo. The good ones, from the Seventies.

Indeed. Many of the post 1970s ones aren't very good. I remember one of the later ones (the episode title escapes me) where the murderer didn't actually kill the victim du jour until the final act; he just made Columbo think he'd killed her while leading Columbo a merry dance. How he was caught was unsatisfying too - I found it difficult to believe that a character that brilliant and devious could ultimately do something that stupid.

Custard Cream

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I am completely boggled out.

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