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February 04, 2020

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Frank

No wonder they look so smug in the photo atop the Guardian piece, at 2.5K they are making killing.

Connor

In the wake of her struggle session over carbonara and canapés, Ms Campbell-Johnson is now “committed to writing a journal, jotting down daily decisions or thoughts that could be considered racist.”

Not sure who's worse- the hustlers or the basket cases who pay them.

Clam

The title's worth the price of a drink. :-)

*pushes button*

David

*pushes button*

Bless you, sir. May you always have a lens wipe handy for any smear-related crisis.

Captain Nemo

It's interesting you've used the term racial-dominatrix. Because for some time it's looked to me that many of our white liberal betters enjoy getting off on a kind of ethno-cultural masochism. "We're evil, white people must be punished, spank me!", and in people like Saira Rao, who take great delight in telling those white people they're awful and irredeemable, they have found their perfect ethno-cultural sadists. The big problem for wider society, is that Sadism and Masochism inflicted on non-consenting people, i.e. the rest of us, is abuse. And the perverse thing (a particularly appropriate term) is that we ordinary people are not allowed to object to this civilisational self-abasement, even if it isn't our particular kink. There's no safeword we can deploy which will make them stop. No, if you're a regular guy you've no choice but to drop your trousers, bend over, and accept you're about to be repeatedly bludgeoned with the whips of racial guilt and the canes of privilege theory. And that's one hell of a position in which to find yourself.

David

No wonder they look so smug in the photo atop the Guardian piece,

As we’ve seen, Ms Rao is a nasty, demented bitch, one whose effect on the world seems overwhelmingly negative and likely to remain so. But yes, as shameless and predatory hustles go, it’s quite a good one. Though I suppose it depends on how much you like watching the sociopathic preying on the neurotic.

Trevor

Masochism isn't what it used to be. Couldn't they just get tied up and urinated on, like normal people?

David

There’s no safeword we can deploy which will make them stop.

As noted before, many times, and often quite vividly, “social justice” does seem to be the go-to ideology for Cluster B personalities and spiteful little shits. It would, I think, be unwise to fall within its orbit.

Mal Reynolds

Jackson and Rao have hardly been able to take a break since they started these dinners in the spring of 2019. So far, 15 dinners have been held

“Hardly been able to take a break”
“15 dinners in 250 days”

The left’s definition of work...

Lord T

A fool and their money.....

pst314

It turns out that quite a few well-heeled ladies of the left are keen to be denounced

DINGO: Oh, wicked, bad, naughty, evil Zoot! Oh, she is a naughty person, and she must pay the penalty -- and here in Castle Anthrax, we have but one punishment for setting alight the grail-shaped beacon. You must tie her down on a bed and spank her!

GIRLS: A spanking! A spanking!

Robert the Biker

Oh well, I suppose if they're going to give me 2,500 nicker I can put up with listening to it....Oh, wait!

SumDumGuy

attendees have tried to place their hands on Jackson and Rao, and racial slurs have been thrown around.

GET YOUR CRACKER ASS HANDS OFF ME, VANILLA FACE!

David

Note too that diners must first read Robin DiAngelo’s laughably bigoted and question-begging book White Fragility.

That’s this Robin DiAngelo.

BrassG

who identifies as Indian American.

Not to be confused with American Indian. There's a George Custer joke lurking somewhere in there, but I can't be bothered to find it.

Governor Squid

So I'm supposed to shell out serious money to be lectured to about my unconscious and subconscious biases, at the hands of a white girl who "identifies" as subcontinental and states right up front that White Men Are A Lost Cause.

I guess this gets chalked up in the "takes one to know one" column.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

There's a George Custer joke lurking somewhere in there, but I can't be bothered to find it.

$2500 bucks for this mess, doesn't say what a ticket for it costs, but it looks like now Indian Americans are scalping the palefaces...

Killer Marmot

We need a specific word for "conspicuously wallows in guilt on questionable grounds to advertise one's moral superiority."

"CWIGOQGTAOMS" is unpronounceable, "twat" too general.

Squires

...go-to ideology for Cluster B personalities and spiteful little shits. It would, I think, be unwise to fall within its orbit.

Today’s magic phrase is anxiety farmers.

It does not bode well for a civilization when significant portion of its females, the most important variable of the reproduction equation, become imprinted to competitively please toxic manipulators.

David

anxiety farmers.

Heh. That.

Darleen

This looks to be Rao's revenge against an old circle of friends because when she discovered the cult and tried recruiting them, they eased her out.

I was a white feminist until 2016. I was deeply self-loathing and internally oppressed. Nearly all my closest friends were white women. These women were in my wedding, and I in theirs. They cradled me when I wept for my dead mother. They would have done anything for me.

EXCEPT GIVE UP WHITENESS.
I spent one full year meeting them for coffee, drinks, lunch, dinner. I sent them articles. I wrote articles. I sent them those. Rather than show an interest in awakening, nearly ALL of them, dumped me. […]

Some of these women weren’t really even friends before, but have bonded over their mutual disdain for me and my “craziness.”

They’ve bonded around WHITENESS.

This is no different than the KKK. Instead of robes, they coalesce around brunch, weddings, spin classes.

Now she gets to act out her fantasy of revenge AND have these crying "I was so WRONG" white girls pay her for the humiliation. Nice racket.

Anon a mouse

white people must be punished, spank me!"

Beat me daddy, eight to the bar...

Darleen

Oh … btw

cha-ching

David

I sent them articles. I wrote articles. I sent them those. Rather than show an interest in awakening, nearly ALL of them, dumped me.

Obnoxious, monomaniacal mad woman repels friends, pities self.

David

cha-ching

Bless you, madam. Should you encounter heated car seats, may the temperature of your hindquarters increase gradually and pleasingly, and not ramp up with a suddenness and intensity that makes you fear for the card wallet in your back pocket.

Uma Thurmond's Feet

This is no different than the KKK. Instead of robes, they coalesce around brunch, weddings, spin classes.

The KKK would have been known for their yoga classes if their robes hadn't gotten in the way.

Way to trivialize it, girls.

Jen

Should you encounter heated car seats,

LOL. True story?

David

True story?

Oh yes.

aelfheld

Pity Tom Lehrer is no longer puncturing pieties. Rao and Jackson could provide an entire album.

WTP

Pity Tom Lehrer is no longer puncturing pieties.

You were thinking perhaps of the Masochism Tango?

Pacificus

I suspect Michel Foucault's "Discipline and Punish" lies somewhere in the theoretical background here....

Novus

True story?

I like to imagine that all David's "Bless you, sir/madam, may you..."s are based on personal experience.

Daniel Ream

Pity Tom Lehrer is no longer puncturing pieties

You couldn't get Bonfire of the Vanites published today.

pst314

You couldn't get Bonfire of the Vanites published today.

Andrew Klavan has had trouble getting his books published and sold in England because of anti-Christian bigotry:

https://youtu.be/kMcmpd9R4QM?t=3290

"...my latest book, Another Kingdom--I write books for young adults for a Christian publisher and I told them I'm not going to preach to anyone but I'll make the hero a Christian and he'll do what Christians do... So I wrote these books, they sold very well in America, they're called the Homelander series, and I got a big sale in England and after a while the manuscript appeared on my desk and it was edited and that doesn't happen usually the foreign people don't edit your manuscript. So I called up my agent and said what's this? And he said they want you to cut out all the references to the Bible. No kidding, and there was nothing there was just stuff like instead of saying 'I know not to steal' he would say 'I know the Ten Commandments I know not to steal' again it wasn't preaching he was just living in that Biblical world. And I said you know they wouldn't say that to a Muslim, they probably wouldn't say it to a Jew. I'm not going to do it. Five times they came back to me with the manuscript, five different times, and they told me if you do not do this the biggest bookstore in England, Waterstones, will not carry the book, and I wouldn't do it and they did not carry the book, they cut their order in half, the book never did well in England."

And the educated Brits that I have met have tended to be openly and proudly hostile to Christianity.

Adam

I’ll wait for the DVD in the $3.74 bin at Walmart.

Fay

Not sure who I'd least like to have dinner with, this lot here, or this lot here.

David

anxiety farmers

As we’ve seen – again, quite vividly – ladies of the left do seem unusually prone to… how shall I put this… unhappy patterns of behaviour. Mental tangles. And the more woke they profess to be, the more pronounced the effect.

pst314

ladies of the left do seem unusually prone to… how shall I put this… unhappy patterns of behaviour.

Or, to be pedantic, different unhappy patterns of behavior than men. After all, most homeless people are men, which suggests that men are at least as prone to insanity and self destructive thinking/behavior as women.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Mental tangles.

Speaking of which, all you racisists need to learn an indigenous language like the one this indigenous lady speaks.

David

all you racisists need to learn an indigenous language like the one this indigenous lady speaks.

History is hard, apparently.

But hey, if you’re planning to live in England or France, learning Eyak or Pirahã, instead of English or French, will be both suitably woke and of enormous practical use, I’m sure.

I’m assuming, of course, that English doesn’t count as “indigenous,” even for people in England.

pst314

I’m assuming, of course, that English doesn’t count as “indigenous,” even for people in England.

I look forward to learning the curious folkways of the aborigines of the Thames River region when next I fly across the pond.

Captain Nemo

I’m assuming, of course, that English doesn’t count as “indigenous,” even for people in England.

Apparently there's no such thing as the English language. Please update your thinking accordingly: https://twitter.com/Otto_English/status/1224600959990607872

WTP

There's no such thing as "English" really, it's a soup.

Unlike Latin, the pure, unadulterated mother tongue of Adam and Eve. Or French, which is spoken EXACTLY as it was 2000 years ago. Personally, I think everyone should learn and use Urdu. Just to be "different". Ooh, grunting! Let's all go back to grunting so as we don't culturally appropriate stuff, or whatever the problem is that they're prattering about.

At what point did education become about providing the tools by which we make future generations stupider?

Captain Nemo

At what point did education become about providing the tools by which we make future generations stupider?

For what it's worth, I'd go with the the mid-20th century myself, WTP.

Captain Nemo

At what point did education become about providing the tools by which we make future generations stupider?

For what it's worth, I'd go with the the mid-20th century myself, WTP.

Captain Nemo

At what point did education become about providing the tools by which we make future generations stupider?

For what it's worth, I'd go with the mid-20th century myself, WTP.

Captain Nemo

Damn it. Sorry David. I have no idea what happened there. Please get rid of the ones not needed.

David

Please get rid of the ones not needed.

Oh, I think I may leave them there, just to embarrass you forever.

Captain Nemo

Eh, it's your joint. And hardly the most embarrassing thing I've ever done.

Captain Nemo

Eh, it's your joint. And hardly the most embarrassing thing I've ever done.

Captain Nemo

Oh, bollocks. I give up.

David

Heh.

David

At this rate, it could be another five-page thread.

Bring snacks.

Darleen

President Trump's State of the Union address last night was a little long, but, boy howdy, really was the best he's ever done and went with all his strengths. And there were moments that even the most hardened of partisans would have found touching (e.g. 100 y/o Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee and his great grandson)

Nancy Pelosi took her usual mugging, denture sucking, head shaking performance behind Trump to a new level by theatrically standing at the finishing remarks and tearing up her copy of the speech.

Trump has really broken them.

Governor Squid

Mostly French, Germanic and Latin it reflects the waves of migration here since the time of Christ.

"Migration." Is that what we're going with now? So, the Roman legions just thought they'd escape the Mediterranean heat? The Angles and Saxons were just poor immigrants looking for honest work in the agricultural sector? The Normans got tired of all that red wine and decided to see what brewing ale was all about?

Of course, to call any of those "migrants" by their appropriate descriptors would just invite unpleasant comparisons to the present day, and one simply does not encourage such uncouth nonsense in polite company. So "migration" it is!

David

Of course, to call any of those “migrants” by their appropriate descriptors would just invite unpleasant comparisons

Heh.

Adam

We hear about America being a nation of immigrants. Some of my ancestors were not immigrants. They arrived well before there was a country to migrate to. They settled uninhabited areas in upstate NY and Ontario and made treaties with the Indians for the land they occupied. They were not colonizers, conquerors, or oppressors. They were relatively regular people who were able to escape the religious restrictions and tyranny in Europe of the time. I have to confess that they were white people, but they were not privileged.

David

I like to imagine that all David’s “Bless you, sir/madam, may you...”s are based on personal experience.

A surprising number are. And many require no embellishment at all.

The self-adhering kitchen foil disaster of 2018 was especially traumatic.

Squires

30 meters, really?

Are you a cat, David?

David

Are you a cat, David?

I do have adorable kitten-like properties.

What?

pst314

I do have adorable kitten-like properties.

I am thankful that you are not a social justice kitten.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Dr. Jekyll was a Sikh¹, Dorothy's ruby slippers were red Converse high tops², and Frankenstein's monster black¹, among other woke book covers.

Penguin Random House and Barnes & Noble Fifth Avenue had originally up to give twelve classic young adult novels new covers, known as “Diverse Editions.” ...Each title had five culturally diverse custom covers designed to ensure the recognition, representation, and inclusion of various multiethnic backgrounds reflected across the country.

Alas, this important and powerful work has been cancelled by the cancel mob.

It is unclear whether the depiction of Captain Ahab as a black man killing a white was considered problematic.

(1. Depicting monsters as PoC is obviously racist. 2. Stereotype much ?)

David

woke book covers

So Frankenstein and Peter Pan are merely a “white narrative” with no other features worthy of acknowledgement? It’s been a while since I read them, admittedly, but that’s not my foremost recollection.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Meanwhile, over at Extinction Rebellion, we find that we must destroy civilization in order to save it.

“It becomes clear to me that what we need to do more than anything else is to kill the myths that have got us here.

...And it is up to all of us, en masse along with doing things like shutting down fossil fuel industries, direct sabotage, mass civil disobedience, we must also transform the myths that have got us here, the myths that we are in fact civilised.

If he is speaking for himself and his band of nitwits, that last myth is indeed a myth.

“We are facing the hardest of times at the moment.

He said in his climate controlled room, posting from his iPhone, wondering what all the fuss over that Blitz thing was.

Our friend is also deeply troubled by the fact that the founder of Extinction Tantrum is a member of Teh Patriarchy™, why he himself isn't remains clear as a mud lake.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

In related news, Anglia Ruskin professor goes Extinction Tantrum one better as Morticia Addams thinks we all just need to go extinct, to save the planet, of course.

David

we must also transform the myths that have got us here, the myths that we are in fact civilised.

As with Antifa and first-world Marxism, with which it has much in common, Extinction Rebellion isn’t so much a political phenomenon as a psychiatric one.

Mark Matis

One wonders how many of the "women" at these dinners were actually JAPs. As in Jewish American Princesses. And therefor not actually "white"...

WTP

Anglia Ruskin professor goes Extinction Tantrum one better

One better? Has Anglia Ruskin considered how much damage her need to look different, as you say like Mortcia Addams, does to the planet? Is all that makeup locally sourced from her back yard? Did she make that outfit herself from discarded burlap sacks? Say what one will about Greta but at least she presents as a bland minimalist.

I was thinking about something similar regarding art recently. If one really sees virtue in minimalism, do we really need art? Certainly something so frivolous and unnecessary, while one could argue it would be wrong to simply outlaw it, should not be subsidized/publicly funded. STOP FUNDING THE ARTS! DO IT FOR THE PLANET! And if Anglia Ruskin is really serious about extincting humanity, perhaps we should stop funding education as well. The sooner humanity returns to the savannas and the trees, the better off the planet will be, correct?

pst314

JAPs. As in Jewish American Princesses. And therefor not actually "white".

Jews count as super-white by nearly all leftist criteria, which is why the left ignores or excuses vicious and violent black hatred of Jews.

TimT

Anglia Ruskin professor goes Extinction Tantrum one better

Her idea is quite common, bizarrely. The Movement for Voluntary Human Extinction have been plugging away with their sad little message for decades. The Grauniad profiled their founder recently. “ The idea wasn’t as well received as I had hoped.”

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/jan/10/i-campaign-for-the-extinction-of-the-human-race-les-knight

Trevor

Some of my ancestors were not immigrants... I have to confess that they were white people...

Hah! Condemned out of your own pallid mouth.

Hal

Anglia Ruskin professor goes Extinction Tantrum one better as Morticia Addams

Morticia Addams thinks

pst314

Movement for Voluntary Human Extinction have been plugging away with their sad little message for decades.

And yet they don't take their own advice.

pete of perth

I guess cauliflower with white sauce is off the menu.

pst314

Morticia Addams thinks

Not going to watch any more damn smarmy Bloomberg ads. Not.

Doo-Dah, Doo-Dah

"Struggle Sessions" masquerading as dinner parties? REALLY?

Cultural Suicide, voluntarily chosen. These people (mostly women, I note) make me shudder.

The Four Horsemen are overdue.

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