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May 01, 2019

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H

I thought it must be a photoshop...

Civilization is doomed.

Corsair

Shadow projection.

David

I thought it must be a photoshop.

You could pretty much replace it with a list of random attributes and household items –

Politeness.

Tea towels.

An aversion to clutter.

– and it would be functionally the same.

This, then, is the standard of intersectional piety.

Flurman

Organizations that are people of color-led or a majority people of color can also demonstrate many damaging characteristics of white supremacy culture.

So these are characteristics of (some) work cultures.

But, but, but, they were indoctrinated by white supremacist thinking. Erm, and the patriarchy"

Not to mention some of these are recognised as worldwide issues in established management literature.

David

Apparently, a “sense of urgency” - or more commonly, punctuality and a preference for acting promptly - is a “damaging” characteristic. Because attempting to meet deadlines “promotes white supremacy thinking.”

It’s not just woo. It’s pernicious woo.

Lancastrian Oik

Their ideas about what constitutes “perfectionism” are just wibble.

You could spend a week or more fisking this pile of woke poo.

ACTOldFart

"pile of woke poo" - Band name

David

The disdain for punctuality is a recurring theme among peddlers of this hokum. See, for instance, the first two paragraphs here.

PiperPaul

I think "Defensiveness" refers to when SJWs attack and people defend themselves (instead of just capitulating).

How many of these people are getting PUBLIC FUNDING to engage in this bullshit?

Clam

'Perfectionism' is racist and 'quantity over quality' is also racist.

Okay then.

Adam

Observations from the “higher” education arena (instructors in the role of Christians v the lions, played by students):

Within about the last ten years the verb “to conversate” has emerged. As in “Me and this girl was just conversating and my girlfren was like trippin out”.

Punctuation is also in retreat as is paragraphing don’t get me started on syntax and composition The word “rather” is often used in place of “whether”.

Faculty are advised not to correct student writing if they are not teaching a writing class. They are still permitted to grade it. For now.

David

Okay then.

The imperviousness to contradiction is quite a thing. And so, the Mao-lings demand the doxxing, harassment, firing and/or assault of anyone they deem a “white supremacist,” while defining “white supremacy” so as to implicate just about any white person who’s prompt or punctilious, or inclined towards politeness.

Today’s words are dumb malevolence.

Burnsie

Wait a minute. Are you sure this isn't a sign at a White Supremacist meeting?

Ten

Punctuation is also in retreat as is paragraphing don’t get me started on syntax and composition

There the ostensible normies aren't exactly helping. It begs the question where this problem came from if not our massively back-slid culture. Yesterday potus tweetered country's for countries, the errant apostrophe being another fixture of the times. And don't get me started on reason and logic.

We all built this thing that's taking us down and we wll go down before we fix it. That's how this works.

Ten

I thought it must be a photoshop...

A good one. The twit with a microphone earnestly lectures an audience featuring a bald Offender just as earnestly stretching his mind taking it all in. She's diligently reading along, point by point. He's reeling at this revelation, point by point.

You pays your fees, you gets your adjunct-level, community college enlightenment. Or was this volunteered over at a Unitarian coffee?

Farnsworth M Muldoon

You could spend a week or more fisking this pile of woke poo.

Indeed, the list of things in that steaming pile that are just plain wrong, contradict something else in the pile, or just silly only goes to show that the authors of this dreck have spent their entire misbegotten lives in the Clown Quarter, and never once set foot in an actual business or organization that had standards and had to produce results.

It is interesting to note that the "Showing Up For Racial Justice" team has a diversity problem.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Speaking of "racial justice", we seem to have gone the full 360 as "The term ‘people of color’ erases black people. Let’s retire it".

As a black woman, I seek out inclusive spaces because I lack them in my everyday life. I don’t think I’ve ever unintentionally entered a space and immediately felt like I was a part of the majority...No one looked like me. I didn’t expect to be in a room filled with black women, but I also didn’t think I’d be the only one.

Ignore the fact that this nincompoop lives in LA which has loads of all kinds of "spaces", RTWT, evidently "inclusive spaces" means segregated.

WTP

No, two band names:
Pile of Woke
Woke Poo

Though I could see the first being the first album name of the latter band name as well. It’s not like I’m uptight about this or anything.

SMDH

WTP

And in the interests of beating a dead horse...

Original band: Pile of Woke. Years go by, personality conflicts ensue, someone gets cut out of song credits they felt the deserved even though all they did was suggest a Gm7 instead of a Gm, the band breaks up into different parts each claiming ownership the original Pile of Woke brand, many more lawyers get involved, fights over ownership of the original name ensue, lawyers get richer, band members get even poorer, eventually the drummer and bass player need money to pay off their old drug debts owed to some very shady people so they go out on the road as Woke Poo. In the movie version, I'm thinking Bruce Willis as the drummer.

As for the subject matter of this post, it's too depressing. The normals of the world are oblivious to the degree that this idiocy is accelerating and they prefer to bury their heads in the sand or stick fingers in their ears and go "lalala I'm not listening", or insist that it is the fault of those of us pointing and laughing (well, I can't laugh anymore myself) at this that cause it to spread. I have been trying to warn people about crap like this for damn near 30 years now and all I get is referrals to see (batshit crazy) psychiatrists. So I learned to shut up. Kinda. Then the internet came along...As someone much more popular than me once said, in a different context and in a sense more on the side of these idiots and thus partly responsible for ushering in this age of idiocy, I wanna get me kicks (retirement) before the whole shithouse goes up in flames.

W Krebs

Are you absolutely certain that the slide is from a meeting opposing white supremacy? Because the points on the slide read like a laundry list of racist tropes about the non-white.

W Krebs

Within about the last ten years the verb “to conversate” has emerged. As in “Me and this girl was just conversating and my girlfren was like trippin out”.

Meh. Chuck Berry was there, 54 years ago.

As I was motorvatin' over the hill
I saw Maybellene in a coup de ville...

Geoffrey

White Supremacists: The white man is
Perfect
Punctual
Defends what is right

Social Justice Warriors: The white man is
Perfectionist
Aware of urgency
Defensive

Sort-Of-Mad Max

"Ignore the fact that this nincompoop lives in LA which has loads of all kinds of "spaces""

Oh, trust me, there's plenty of 'spaces' in the greater Los Angeles area where she can be guaranteed there'll be absolutely NOBODY that's not African-American. Odd that she doesn't seem to want to go to those places.

David
Shoe polish.

Camel toe.

Left-handedness.

Sorry. I thought we were supposed to be listing random words and then blaming white people.

Jonathan

I can't be bothered to do the whole list (does that mean I'm a white supremacist or not?) but here are a few thoughts:

" Power Hoarding."

White people having power in majority white countries.

" Fear of Open Conflict. "

World Wars 1 and 2 just called and would like to have a word with you.

" Individualism."

Because we're not part of a hive.

" Objectivity."

Is objectively superior to subjectivity.

" Right to Comfort."

To quote Alan Whicker: " Any fool can be uncomfortable."

WTP

" Power Hoarding."

There's also a thing buzzing around in The Hive called "Opportunity Hoarding", but there's absolutely no zero-sum game aspect. It's not like people can just go out and create opportunities for themselves, you know.

https://aphilosopher.drmcl.com/2019/04/19/opportunity-hoarding-i-mobility/

David

Power Hoarding

For those who missed it, not entirely unrelated.

jabrwok

I seek out inclusive spaces

Inclusive, exclusive. Tomato, tomahto.

Space habitats. More expensive than helicopters, granted, but still my preferred approach.

Boatswain's Mate

Damn Ypepo and their ...

(throws entire deck in air and picks up cards one by one)

Grammar. Deck chairs. Umbrellas. Nobel prizes. Uggs. Thoughts they never express. Wankel rotary engines. Azaleas. Neo-Georgian architecture. ...

Farnsworth M Muldoon

There's also a thing buzzing around in The Hive called "Opportunity Hoarding"...

Stossel offers a different opinion than "Dr." LaBossiere, however, I imagine that even if our brave prof didn't believe in "opportunity hoarding", it is required dogma in the Clown Quarter he inhabits (which is rather interesting as he "teaches" at an HBCU which were designed to improve opportunities).

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Damn Ypepo and their...

Uggs and Wankels deserve to be on the ash heap of yte sins.

Hopp Singg

Wankel is the socialism of modern engines.

In theory, it works much better.

WTP

which is rather interesting as he "teaches" at an HBCU which were designed to improve opportunities

Farnsworth, as you like to go spelunking in such places you might be amused/interested/whatever to know that "ethics" is also one of the subjects that he teaches. Enjoy.

pst314

White people having power in majority white countries.

Correction: white people having any power. (Unless they are leftists, in which case they have absolute power over everyone else.)

Ten

Unless they are leftists, in which case they have absolute power over everyone else.

That should be the right's core argument. It's philosophical hill to die on. Simple force - the tyranny of the majority.

In-f*cking-tolerance.

pst314

World of Woo

At first glance I saw "World War Woo".

David

At first glance I saw “World War Woo”.

Now there’s your movie.

pst314

Now there’s your movie.

It's like World War Z, but with less sympathetic villains.

jabrwok

“World War Woo”

Gives "pitching woo" an altogether new meaning.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

A confused individual.

pst314

a confused individual

A stint in a gulag/laogai might un-confuse him...but probably not. Regardless, give him a few months of nonstop struggle sessions and see if it improves the clarity of his thinking. Being a Maoist--correction, libertarian Maoist--he would have no reason to object, right?

Farnsworth M Muldoon

...correction, libertarian Maoist...

A libertarian Marxist Leninist Maoist Anarchist (from his logo).

Bill de Haan

while defining “white supremacy” so as to implicate just about any white person

Objection. There is no such restriction that white supremacists have to be white. Numerous black, latino, and asian people have been accused of being white supremacists due to displaying characteristics such as punctuality, sense of responsibility, or a worth ethic.

Korong

Funny, at the organisation I work with in Papua New Guinea, most of the managers tick every one of those boxes, and none of them are white.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

...none of them are white.

Organizations that are people of color-led or a majority people of color can also demonstrate many damaging characteristics of white supremacy culture.

Ergo, they are therefore de jure ytes, probably brainwashed from the liberation occupation and colonialization by Commonwealth and US troops during WWII

Farnsworth M Muldoon

"Look ! Up in the sky !"

   "It's a bird !"

      "It's a plane !"

         "It's a zeppelin !"

           "No ! It's Ensign Insulin !"

Marvel head Kevin Feige is looking towards the bold, inclusive future of the brand,” that includes all sorts of LGBTQ and “body-positive” characters.
Pogonip

It’s been done.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Bertha_(comics)

Farnsworth M Muldoon

It’s been done.

Bit of a difference between a just plain morbidly obese character and a "mutant" with the "ability to alter size and mass of her body".

Also Big Bertha...

Darleen

It’s been done.

Wait until you see comic about AOC and how the "artists" are depicting SanFranGranNan Pelosi.

Fred the Fourth

Damn, Darleen.
How about a little NSFSH (not safe for sane humans)
warning?

Jonathan

A confused individual.

Wow, a Jewish Maoist. Well, he wouldn't be the First.

Microbillionaire

There's a lot of nonsense to pick at here, but "Right to Comfort" strikes a particular chord of projection, considering how left-activists will often demand things on the grounds of feeling unsafe. (Or in the extreme cases, claiming that the mere presence of dissenters somehow threatens and endangers the victim group of the day.)

In particular, the N-word. Now there's a discomfort source.

David

“Right to Comfort” strikes a particular chord of projection, considering how left-activists will often demand things on the grounds of feeling unsafe.

Well, quite. And as so often, their alleged remedies are pointedly non-reciprocal. The bedlamite ladies at SURJ flatly reject reciprocity in terms of racial bigotry, such that objecting to slanderous accusations of racism, when white, is framed as mere “defensiveness,” a “fear” of “losing privilege.” Guilt having already been fathomed by some supernatural means. And likewise, our self-imagined betters, and those on whose behalf they presume to speak, are entitled to indulge in personal psychodrama and hair-trigger indignation, however unwarranted or preposterous.

Their targets, however – credulous white people – are told “don’t take everything personally.”

Farnsworth M Muldoon

The bedlamite ladies at SURJ flatly reject reciprocity in terms of racial bigotry...

A black "Writer, Actor, and Producer*" penned, "An Open Letter To Gay, White Men: No, You’re Not Allowed To Have A Racial Preference"

But what if Black and Asian men choose to only date other Black and Asian men? Isn’t that racist too? No... and you tried it...Simply put, the more we are exposed to someone, the more attractive they become to us. See? There’s hope for you after all!

Not at all racist or condescending. Don't bother to RTWT, it is just the usual boilerplate SJW cliches and claptrap.

*It is amazing that all these SJW types claim to be "producers" yet never actually produce anything. Also apologies for a link to Huffingpaint Pest.

David

Don’t bother to RTWT, it is just the usual boilerplate SJW cliches and claptrap.

The mannered uniformity of these articles, the wholesale regurgitation and sheer lack of imagination, is quite extraordinary. These things are so uniform in their tone and contortions, reading them is an odd and rather tiresome experience. It feels like nobody wrote them, no particular individual. It’s just a runaway programme.

pst314

It feels like nobody wrote them, no particular individual. It’s just a runaway programme.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

These things are so uniform in their tone and contortions...

Indeed, "...the more we are exposed to someone, the more attractive they become to us...", always a one way street.

Now for something completely different and a break from the tediousness of the SJW world, take the dialect test and see what part of the UK you come from.

According to this, I am from either Galway, Dublin, or Gloucester, so maybe I am channeling and ancestor.

WTP

speaking of runaway programmes....

stopped?

David

Nice save.

WTP

Thanks. I'm apparently linguistically from west/south Ireland, BTW. Great-great granpa was Irish but AIUI, his wife was something of a proper-ish English woman.

BTW judging from the test, ya'll rhyme funny.

David

take the dialect test and see what part of the UK you come from.

That was… surprisingly accurate.

Fen Tiger

take the dialect test and see what part of the UK you come from.

That was... surprisingly inaccurate.

Tom

take the dialect test and see what part of the UK you come from.

Being born and raised in New England the "you're not from around here are you?" option was always going to be number one. A bit surprised that I appear to sound like I'm from either Dublin or, God help me, the west of Ireland.

I thought the heat map changing during the test based on current answers was pretty nifty*.

*no idea where "nifty" would place me other than the 1960s.

Soda

Simply put, the more we are exposed to someone, the more attractive they become to us

"Yeah, we're a couple of dogs all right. But still, we're not too repulsive. Anyway, what's the difference? We're victims of propinquity."

Not sure if that line of argument works if you're a white heterosexual man. "How do you know you won't find me attractive, why don't you give me a chance, get to know me better?" No, doesn't sound good. Doesn't sound attractive, which amounts to nearly the same thing. The necessity for pleading confirms the unattractiveness. You're on your way to a reputation as a potential rapist, or even a quote-unquote nice guy.

And even leaving aside the pleading of personal cases, and making a general case for spaces where people can get to know the character of potential intimate partners, with propinquity overcoming sterotypical preferences, surely such spaces exist already, for example in the public high schools and colleges that boast about the racial and sexual diversity of their students. But even in such spaces, love still isn't fair or equal, and "conventionally" unattractive people may just have their failure rubbed into their faces every day.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

San Francisco (because of course it would be) may send George Washington to the yte gulag.

You will be surprised to learn that the "students" at George Washington day care center High School are traumatized by a mural which, for some reason, has managed not to traumatize anyone since 1936.

Daniel Ream

BTW judging from the test, ya'll rhyme funny.

You sir, did you go to school?

WTP

You sir, did you go to school?

I'll see your Dr. Doolittle guy and raise you a Dennis Farina...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGuGzH3Ne5w

Squires

Odd that she doesn't seem to want to go to those places.

Odds are she is not from any such place, and would not be any more at home in them than would any other middle-to-upper class brat. She is perhaps also aware that part of the vibrancy of such communities is that skin color alone doesn’t count for much in terms of guaranteeing your safety; if people don’t know you, if you aren’t anyone’s kin, expect no sympathy or compassion.

A libertarian Marxist Leninist Maoist Anarchist (from his logo).

An individual’s awareness of the obvious is often clouded in proportion to the amount of “flair” found on their car bumper or their person. Or logo.

Kif

...traumatized by a mural which, for some reason, has managed not to traumatize anyone since 1936.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Washington_High_School_(San_Francisco)

Demographics: Asian: 64%, Latino: 14%, White: 8%, African American: 4%, American Indian: 0.5% ... The school is a Newcomer Pathway school that serves recently arrived students from all over the world, primarily from those from China and Latin America.

8+4+0.5% = 12.5% - at most, one student out of eight has any reason to feel ancestral trauma or ancestral anything in a dispute about George Washington's racial attitudes.

Students whose ancestors weren't anywhere near George Washington, whose ancestors didn't arrive in the country until a century or two later, why would they have any attachment to what the school is called or who is on a mural?

Especially when the even the defenders of the mural are arguing on the basis that the artist was trying to subvert the legacy of the Founding Fathers. With friends like that, who needs enemies? Why stop at subverting the legacy when it's 2019 and you can erase it?

pst314

An individual’s awareness of the obvious is often clouded in proportion to the amount of “flair” found on their car bumper or their person.

And such individuals will mandate endless TPS reports.

Paul F

Farnsworth
Thank you SO much for the link to the NY Times dialect quiz - it got me spot on - the most fun I've had in ages! (I lead a sheltered life.)

ThePrimarchFullgrim

Some one gets something done and I don't. I feel I worked hard to achieve not much but I know they worked harder over a long time to achieve more. Mum used to tell me I am special and can achieve anything, she still does (though I''m in my 30s). I don't feel special in my job because I'm not as effective as others. It can't be my fault because mum said so. It must be the system. I complain about (insert "'ism" here).

Fred Streeter

@Farnsworth

May I also thank you for posting the quiz.

While it assigned me to an area that included my part of Essex, my pronunciation was largely influenced by David Davis, the finest narrator of the BBC Children's Hour.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Pozhaluysta, all y'all, however, in other language news Shareena Hamzah of Swansea University says idioms involving animal products could be rendered obsolete because they are out of touch with the zeitgeist.

“In today’s reality, meat is repeatedly the subject of much socially and politically charged discussion, including about how the demand for meat is contributing to climate change and environmental degradation,” she continues.

Of course.

Interestingly enough the video at the link asks the question, "Do people hate vegans ?" Yes, it is the zeitgeist, and this sort of chicken molesting* is why.

*(Trying to be semi-polite for the impeccable repuatation of this establishment, I don't give a damn about the zeitgeist.)

pst314

idioms to encourage the use of:
"other fish to fry"
"killing two birds with one stone"
"more than one way to skin a cat"
"beating a dead horse"

lotocoti

take the dialect test and see what part of the UK you come from
Stone the bloody crows. Can't youse Pommy bastards call a chair a chair?
Isn't Chesterfield a brand of dart? What do youse sleep on? A Dunhill?

Luther Burgsvik

Clicked on the link and was confronted with the name of the person who wrote this short list on 'white supremacy': (((Tema Okun))).

Every flippin' time.

Darleen

For giggles, I did the dialect quiz ... answer "You're not from around here." Heh.

(2nd generation born/raised Los Angeles - typical bland California "accent", except for a couple of things that have stayed via maternal grandpa from Pennsylvania)

Megaera

Darleen: Family was mostly midwestern but I was raised in California and grew up speaking Basic Broadcaster with a faint overlay of Masterpiece Theater. The dialect quiz (after I lied about my origins) placed me mostly in southeast England, which is probably about right.

Jay Harper

The Opposite of White supremacy must be:

Incompetence Power of looting
Lack of drive Open conflict
Offensiveness Collectivism
Neither Quality nor quantity We’re the only ones
Distain for the written word Regression
Every which way Bigotry
Abandonment Right to Whites’ comforts.
Neither/nor Thinking

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