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January 24, 2020

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jones

"White-ness… is an energetic imbalance caused by a loss of spinal fluidity"

Kubrick was onto this more than half a century ago.

https://youtu.be/N1KvgtEnABY?t=68

John

Modest donation made. You make me smile. Thank you.

David

Modest donation made. You make me smile.

Happy to. And bless you, sir. May you be spared the frustrations of a self-tangling steam-iron power cord.

Clam

Funny how you can count on 'woke' people to sound racist.

jones

"Afro-diasporic popular dance" you say?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGtOT1tIAwg

Sterling stuff.

Karen M

Our bodies ‘moved’ completely differently before colonization/Westernization.

"Our"?

David

“Our”?

It is a tad presumptuous. Presumably, we’re supposed to believe that all non-white people were fundamentally different from BadWhitey™ – but, oddly enough, all in exactly the same way, all “feeling the earth” and having more “spinal fluidity.” On account of all that squatting. And a lack of tight trousers.

United in their non-whiteness, as it were.

Funny how you can count on ‘woke’ people to sound racist.

Reliably so.

Connor

White-ness… is an energetic imbalance caused by a loss of spinal fluidity

That's $200 well spent.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

From his exposition:

But then in my project I hit a point at which it stopped making sense to just read about it.

I might have added the correction.

Meanwhile, actually trying to make sense of WTF "cultural somatics" is supposed to be...

I just have my own style* of cultural somatics.

*Ugh possessive pronouns and their capitalist implications.

...and...

Behind cultural somatics is the notion that the self is inherently queer and there actually aren’t hard lines between I and other, us and them.

SJW & Alphabet People boilerplate, had to be in there somewhere.

...doubtless trembling in terror. Who know doing The Robot was still a thing, but if that wasn't what he as doing, he might want to see a doctor.

Tetrabenazine (Xenazine) is specifically approved by the Food and Drug Administration to suppress the involuntary jerking and writhing movements...

OTOH, he might be on to something with wypipo and tight pants.

pst314

‘Western’ healing modalities such as expressive arts therapy (which I am certified in), somatic therapy, and dance movement therapy.

I'm certain that "they" are indeed certifiable. ;-)

pst314

“Our”?

"Our name is Legion."

nuthinmuffin

"the Brown-And-Noble-By-Default" yes, so much progress in Africa and the Caribbean as result of this attribute. and I hear your people still enslavec your own in Africa as well.

Contumely

I find it only fitting that woke rhymes with broke.

The attached is a perfect summation of all my suspicions regarding the woke.

http://www.rachaelalaia.com/rachael

Daniel Ream

we’re supposed to believe that all non-white people were fundamentally different from BadWhitey™

Clearly.

DrD

Just out of curiosity, this wasn't a marketing presentation to the Chiropractic convention was it?

Farnsworth M Muldoon

...we’re supposed to believe that all non-white people were fundamentally different from BadWhitey™...

Yes, because Whiteness™ is a malignant and parasitic condition.

Moss, a private-practice psychoanalyst from New York, argues that whiteness “is parasitic in that it is contagious, passed on by other infected people,” and that “biologically ‘white’ people have a particular susceptibility to ‘Whiteness.’”

It seems he slept through the parasitology lectures in med school, regardless, I am curious about the whole "biologically white" thing, which seems to imply PoC can also be Wypipo™, which could be a problem...

“Parasitic Whiteness renders its hosts’ appetites voracious, insatiable, and perverse; these deformed appetites particularly target non-white people; and once established, these appetites are nearly impossible to eliminate.”

Apparently this was from a talk in South Africa, which would appear to mean the good doctor does not exactly keep up with South African current events.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Just out of curiosity, this wasn't a marketing presentation to the Chiropractic convention was it?

Could be, but I am pretty sure this was*.


*Bonus yte dancing or Sydenham's Chorea, not sure which.

The Phantom

"I believe that Europe was the first place modern colonization happened and I empathize with the grief that comes with acknowledging this."

Ah yes, the disaster that was The Enlightenment. The germ Theory of Disease, electricity, flush toilets and sewers, such a -burden-.

Fred Z

Wife dragged me to dancing lessons so we could dance properly at oldest sons wedding.

I was shocked to learn that ballroom dancing is bloody difficult, that I am not half so well coordinated as I thought and that white people do indeed dance rather well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfgYN8eg2rg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iW_OR_zb9OU

Farnsworth M Muldoon

@Fred Z,

That second one is Cha Cha, so cultural appropriation, etc. etc.

OTOH, here are wypipo not dancing.

Burnsie

Tight pants. The obvious tool with which to oppress the Brown-And-Noble-By-Default.

If there wasn't a Monty Python sketch with this, there should've been.

Squires

When the Left dragged “progressive” back out of the closet as a way to flatter themselves, the question many unbelievers asked was: progress towards what?

Little did any of know that answer would be: Timecube.

[+]

Tight pants.

Band name.

Squires

...the good doctor does not exactly keep up with South African current events.

An axiom of pathological ideologies:

The more reality diverges from the script, the more the script must diverge from reality.

Darleen

When I say ‘white’ this doesn’t equal European. I understand that there are long and unique histories of European peoples that I can’t speak to as I am not the expert. For me white begins in the ‘enlightenment’ era where reason came to the forefront of European society.

Is this where he claims to be truly 'woke' and 'anti-white' is to be irrational?

Makes perverse sense.

David

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

Governor Squid

I was shocked to learn that ballroom dancing is bloody difficult, that I am not half so well coordinated as I thought and that white people do indeed dance rather well.

Paso doble? You call that paso doble?

Killer Marmot

White people ‘can’t dance’

Is Hozumi trying to say is that black folk got rhythm? The 1950s called -- they want their memes back.

Morphine1

I put myself through college working as a nursing tech/gofer/bouncer on an adult psychiatric unit at a large metropolitan teaching hospital. Back then, patients who perseverated on this type of paranoid word salad had their Thorazine dosage increased.

David

Funny how you can count on ‘woke’ people to sound racist.

It’s curious just how often the woke-lings want to stress the mystical exoticness of people with skin that isn’t white, or slightly less white, as if they were akin to leprechauns. And so, minority students are actually magical beings whose grades will apparently benefit from “cleansing ceremonies” and “the burning of medicines.”

Hopp Singg

Salish Territories (so-called Canadian Pacific North West)

Geography, yet another Patriarchal White Supremacist tool of oppression, indicates that these territories are actually in the South West corner of Canada, but whatever.

And, of course, I must remember to go drop trou and squat in the woods in order to relieve my trauma. It wouldn't be the first time.

Franklin

most non-European people didn’t wear pants before colonization, and if they did, they were not tight.

When I place my legs in a cage of Spandex
I dance like hell to release the madness

David

When I place my legs in a cage of Spandex

I’m now unsure whether to throw Franklin’s coat into the street, after setting it on fire, or hand him a large complimentary cocktail.

Steve E

It’s curious just how often the woke-lings want to stress the mystical exoticness of people with skin that isn’t white...

Yes, the Magical Negro trope is a real thing.

NTSOG

So the exquisitely graceful Fred Astaire was descended from African ancestors and was guilty of whiteface?

Fay

a loss of spinal fluidity you say

pst314

Is Hozumi trying to say that black folk got rhythm?

For more woke racism, have you heard of the sun people/ice people myth? Hardcore racism from black nut jobs.

False Profiteer

Franklin, I salute your linking to Leslie Hall regardless of how David decides to reward you for it.

BrassG

"most non-European people didn’t wear pants before colonization"

Yes, and shoes were likewise a new and confusing technology for your ancestors. Stagnation is not an achievement.

Paul Carlton

"Tight pants.

Band name."

Almost right with the name.

Behold the baneful effect of over-restrictive underwear.

https://youtu.be/WScEJKNMdgI

Paul Carlton

"Heavens, a button. I wonder what it does."

It lightens the pocket though not the soul.

Tin rattled.

boo

"There are multiple layers of truth in my understanding. Being ‘white’ in the context of this world does mean ‘white’ people, with their privilege, generalized behaviours and ideas. BUT it is also true that whiteness is a social construct and no one is actually ‘white’."

Next time that I'm accused of being full of white privilege, I'll let my accuser know that I have it on good authority that I am not "actually 'white'," soo f* off!

Tony from Tasmania

My gender is Oldfart and my pronouns are "Grump" and "Grumps"

pst314

My gender is Oldfart and my pronouns are "Grump" and "Grumps"

When woke idiots pester me I am a Person of Choler. :-)

Fay

Stagnation is not an achievement.

That.

Rosco

Not a story of cats just not giving a f@#k. No it has much deeper meaning.
https://www.thestranger.com/slog/2020/01/23/42646869/do-i-hate-my-new-cat-because-hes-black

Kevin

Funny that in Japan, the land of his ancestors, having white skin is highly prized (gazillions spent on 'whitening' cream) who knew it was just so they didn't have to dance or sit on the floor. I also suggest they'd be none too happy to be referred to as people of color.

Lady Cutekitten

The reason the black cat doesn’t like his owner is that the cat is aware that the owner is a woke moron.

I’m white and until my hip went bad I could dance just fine.

Finally, in 5 years my black sister-in-law has caught nothing but the occasional cold from my brother.

Harrumph.

Also, happy Chinese New Year 🧧!

David

Tin rattled.

Bless you, sir. May you never be obliged to sit through Police Academy 5.

Alice

It’s curious just how often the woke-lings want to stress the mystical exoticness of people with skin that isn’t white, or slightly less white, as if they were akin to leprechauns. And so, minority students are actually magical beings whose grades will apparently benefit from “cleansing ceremonies” and “the burning of medicines.”

They love to 'other' people based on race. We used to have a word for that.

David

We used to have a word for that.

Well, quite. They’ve changed the label, from racist to anti-racist, but the mental habits seem much the same as those of the archetypal bigot, only less inhibited by social disapproval. Hence the overt glee in pathologising people of pallor. The ones who apparently can’t dance on account of their “energetic imbalance” and a “loss of spinal fluidity.” And so we’re told that a “white body… cannot feel the earth.” Lacking, as it does, that Sino-Negro-Indo-Aboriginal ectoplasm.

And the overlap of wokeness and ludicrous New Age woo has been noted here many times. Whether it’s “social justice theorists” telling us that minority students shouldn’t be expected to deliver coursework promptly or pay much attention in class, being, as they are, so utterly alien, to the woke-lings at Everyday Feminism and Wear Your Voice, who regularly enthuse about witchcraft, tree-pushing and magic sea shells, along with a thrilling array of quite serious mental health issues.

There is, I think, a pattern.

Lancastrian Oik

Steve Martin was aware of this congenital lack of "spinal fluidity" amongst us white folks back in 1979.

PiperPaul

Is that the scene before or after he says, "You mean I'm going to stay this color!?"

Jen

Such are the mental rumblings of Tada Hozumi, whose pronouns, we learn, are “them/they.”

There's always a nose ring.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Not a story of cats just not giving a f@#k.

Whoa, hold the presses, wanting a black cat to get off the counter, how is that any different than Jim Crow laws keeping blacks away from lunch counters in Birmingham in the '60s, and spraying it with water any different than turning firehoses on the freedom marchers ?

That is some Bull Connor level racism wherein Mr. Mudede is just showing by ordering a black around he is infected with parasitic whiteness described by Dr. Moss above.

Unless, of course, it is the black cat refusing to obey a black man and also prefers to sit in a chair instead of the floor, it proves its cultural somatics is afflicted with parasitic whiteness.

Maybe Mudede is just jealous the cat has no pants and a more fluid spine.

I think I can get a PhD out of this.

David

There’s always a nose ring.

It’s because they’re so terribly individual.

Dom

His pronouns are them / they? Did he purposely change the case here? Most goofs say they / them. “Them wants you to talk with they”. Is that what them wants to hear?

Darleen

Down the more-woker-than-thou rabbit hole, a NYTimes article linked to this Oxfam report on how White Male Capitalist Patriarchy is keeping down womxn … and yet, they toss this in (page 25)

Box 6: Oxfam recognizes that we do not live in a binary world

Oxfam understands that issues of sexuality and gender identity exist on a spectrum, and envisions a world where every individual is able to affirm their sexual rights, because sexual rights are human rights. Therefore, we recognize diverse gender identities, including nonbinary identities. Sexual and gender non-conformity can be a barrier to employment, economic opportunities, social acceptance and education in many settings. This paper focuses on the dynamics of unpaid and underpaid care work bestowed on women and girls. Data shows that women worldwide do the most amount of care work due to sexist beliefs and behaviours and traditional gender identities being assigned to them regardless of their sexual identity. However, we acknowledge the importance of specific care dimensions for gender non-conforming people and the need to address these in a context-specific way.

::::snort::::

[shameless self-promotion here]

Barb the Evil Genius

When my daughter was at her peak in ballet and pointe, she could kick someone in the face. I doubt that would be a wake up all for "they/them."

Pacificus

turns out the patriarchs cant zodiac either...

but why haven't horoscopes always been woke? You know, the eternal order of things, courtesy of the Babylonians. Prolly no women involved.

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/meet-the-woman-bringing-social-justice-to-astrology?utm_source=pocket-newtab

Pacificus

...cant figure out how to embed a link here like all the cool kids...

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Pacificus -

{a href="insert your URL here"}wry comment{/a}

but use < and > instead of the brackets.

David

can’t figure out how to embed a link here like all the cool kids...

If you just paste in the URL, Typepad will display it as an active link, so no biggie. If you want to use HTML, see below. The URL fits snugly between the (ASCII double) quotation marks, leaving no gaps. (For the quotation marks, use a text editor, e.g., Notepad, as styled quote marks don’t work.)

But please be careful and use preview, as mangled HTML is a faff to put right.

Steve E

[shameless self-promotion here]

Thanks for that Darleen. I'll take it to the next meeting of the patriarchy. We're meeting at Joe's Texaco a week next Tuesday. Sluggo has kindly agreed to move the Tuesday night craps game. ;-p

Talk about living in the past. These folks really don't understand irony, do they.

Black Ball

Good day to you.
Speaking of whiteness and dominance, today is Australia Day. Or 'Invasion Day' if you are Aboriginal. Whereby crowds of blacks whinge about whitey 'paying the rent' or whinging about stolen land. Which is ironic given that the Australian Government dishes out 30 billion dollars per year to have Aboriginal people improve their lot in life, whether it be health, education etc. But a cursory glance at the figures of health and education in that cohort is sobering reading. Not to mention incarceration rates.

Sam Duncan

“It’s because they’re so terribly individual.”

I may have posted this before.

Tony: Not exactly shipping-clerk gear, I admit, nevertheless indicative of my new state-of-mind. My friends and I are rebelling against conformity.

Sid: What do they wear?

Tony: Well, the same as this, of course.

1959. Not only are they deluded about their nonconformity, they're deluded about its novelty too.

Baceseras

But please be careful and use preview, as mangled HTML is a faff to put right.

Kind of funny story about that . . . Maybe some other time.

Mags

United in their non-whiteness, as it were.

Small correction: united in their anti-whiteness.

David

Small correction: united in their anti-whiteness.

It’s certainly a common theme.

And because the game mustn’t stop, after stressing how incompatible they are with the White Devil Babylon, which is apparently the root of all human wrongdoing, the non-white woke-lings then have to stress just how incompatible they are with each other.

It’s not, I think, a story with an obvious happy ending.

Oblong

Surprised nobody has commented on the self-admission of sexual harm in his (it’s, their?) ‘accountability statement’.

And since when were Japanese renowned for their rhythm and snake-hips?

David

Surprised nobody has commented on the self-admission of sexual harm

I try to leave some meat on the bone. As it were. But yes, our “psychotherapist and social justice consultant” appears to be a little damaged, one might say neurotic.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Surprised nobody has commented on the self-admission of sexual harm...I try to leave some meat on the bone.

Meat on the bone - unfortunately with this stuff the bone is generally a brontosaurus femur so TBF one has to wade though a lot of garbage just to find it.

However, once having found it, and seeing as how to the woke lot something as trivial using a "wrong" pronoun is "harm" or "violence", my morbid curiosity again kicked in to see if he would let us in on what his "harm" was. Unless I missed something about deliberate infliction of disease, bruising, or tissue damage, it appears "harm" is all about hurt feelings because of a spat with the party of the second part or someone jumping the gun in a hookup.

IOW, his accountability statement is just the usual SJW type arglebargle wherein the purveyor wants to feel superior by confessing to some made up thoughtcrime while also touting superiority over mere mortals for having recognized and overcome his faults.

Be sure to check out the "consent coach"¹ and "somatic sex educators"² who helped him become a luminous being.


¹(Complete with Territory Acknowledgement)
²(You too can, "Establish a professional practice as a sex educator who integrates whole-body touch in a trauma-informed modality", whatever that means.)

sk60

Small correction: united in their anti-whiteness.
It’s certainly a common theme.

'For this past Monday's Martin Luther King Day, Minnesota's Concordia College offered a racially segregated seminar titled "How to Embrace Your Inner Racist: A Session for White People."

https://www.thecollegefix.com/concordia-college-mlk-day-seminar-for-white-students-how-to-embrace-your-inner-racist/

pst314

"How to Embrace Your Inner Racist"

I start with "it's okay to be white".

David

Concordia College offered a racially segregated seminar titled “How to Embrace Your Inner Racist: A Session for White People.”

It’s conceivable that future historians will look back and marvel at how people paid large sums of money to have their children psychologically abused.

TimT

” Speaking of whiteness and dominance, today is Australia Day. Or 'Invasion Day' if you are Aboriginal. Whereby crowds of blacks whinge about whitey 'paying the rent' or whinging about stolen land.

In my experience it’s mostly ‘whitey’ who are whinging - by that I mean mobs of progressive Anglo sorts.

The Aboriginals have a legitimate grievance and I have a lot of time for what they have to say on the matter. They’re certainly not reciting the same dull list of ideological talking points Anglo progressives are. Case in point: Clem Ford - kind of an Australian Laurie Penny - posted on Facebook the other day in support of the ‘Pay the Rent’ campaign. First comment was by an Aboriginal person highly critical of the initiative.

Pooklord

Not a story of cats just not giving a f@#k. No it has much deeper meaning.

Charles Mudede has a long history of being a marxist twit. To be fair, though, he is often not at all serious--he's just trolling to see if anyone bites.

Pooklord

Also, Mr. Mudede is not even a little bit American "black" -- He is a native of Zimbabwe and the product of some of the finest private schools and elite colleges here and abroad.

Darleen

:::bwahahaha!:::

Oh, sorry, did I laugh out loud?

Why yes, I guess I did.

pst314

He is a native of Zimbabwe and the product of some of the finest private schools and elite colleges here and abroad.

Does that partially explain why Zimbabwe continues to be a toilet of dysfunctionality?

zombie

"Popping" was actually invented by a white person -- Dick Van Dyke.

Seriously.

The leader of the dance troupe credited as first popularizing the "popping" dance style in the '70s -- a guy called Don Campbell of the group The Lockers -- has said repeatedly in interviews that he got the idea for the dance style from a scene in the film "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" in which Sally Ann Howes robotically moves like a music-box wind-up toy, joined by Dick Van Dyke pretending to be me a marionette on a broken string. The scene was entirely choreographed by Van Dyke in 1968. After rumors that a dance troupe had used his moves to make a new dance craze, Van Dyke invited them on his TV show so they could perform it together in the early '70s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Lshj96xsfU).

Based on this one fact alone, this "whiteness" theory entirely disintegrates. "Tada Hozumi" cites "popping" as the ultimate Noble Savage inversion of uptight whiteness. But all he's doing is co-opting yet again another invention by the Evil White Man.

Hal

"Popping" was actually invented by a white person -- Dick Van Dyke.

Seriously.

One of my classes in college was a general Asian American Studies course, Asian American Community And Culture, taught by an American born and raised Filipino, where one of his observations was of the definitive native dish of X, called X-food . . . and was fish with rice. Where from there and a completely different culture was Y, and Y-food, being . . . . fish with rice. And then Z, and Z-food . . . . fish with rice . . .

One of my college classmates came from a rather rural area, where as she and a bunch of her high school classmates were going off to their senior prom, they did a group trip to the local all out French restaurant, 'cause Prom. They got there, they got seated, the menus arrived, the eyes utterly glazed over, and My friend went --Oh--. Farm hands, and that's all they know. . . . 'K, Guys. On these menus; This, this, this, this, this, this, and This, is meat. That, that, that, that, that, that, and That, means potato.

The meal ordering went just fine from there.

pst314

"Popping" was actually invented by a white person -- Dick Van Dyke.

Fascinating.
Zombie, I immensely appreciate the blogging and reporting you have done. Thank you, thank you.

Justin

Why this is almost like white supremacists stating Africans have differently formed brains and skulls limiting their cognitive abilities a la Django Unchained.

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