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August 25, 2021

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Hopp Singg

Narcissisism takes many forms ... but they all look alike.

David

Dr Stovall tells us that she is terribly progressive and a child of progressive parents, the Less Bad White People, and is therefore “part of the solution.” Though one can’t help wondering if the pathologies she invokes and then casually ascribes to others may have more to do with her own racial neuroticism, what with her being so terribly progressive and a child of progressive parents.

Hopp Singg

I used to think that everyone should have kids, and that those who didn't has missed out on the meaning of life.

I don't think that anymore.

Nikw211

A reminder that woke anti-white woo doesn’t have to be convincing or coherent, just signalled often, regardless.

Credibility isn't an inexhaustible resource.

Professionals such as Stovall, I use the word loosely, simply cannot afford to keep spending the respect she and others like her have inherited from earlier generations (ironically consisting in the main of exactly the kind of dead, white, western males she almost certainly disdains and traduces in her spare time).

Others in the same profession should understand that her profligacy won't just ruin her, but devalue all of them.

Mags

Which is what “white psyches” are all about, you see.

They will be if they keep this shit up.

sH2

What the hell is "psychic energy"?

David

What the hell is “psychic energy”?

I’m guessing it’s the thing that’s being “drained” by “whiteness,” which is like a “ghost.” Or something.

That, or table-tipping.

Though with all the nebulous rambling and unfinished thoughts, all the y’knows, likes, and kind-ofs, it’s hard to be sure.

Lady Cutekitten of Lolcat

That rumbling you hear is poor old Martin Luther King turning in his grave.

svh

Though with all the nebulous rambling and unfinished thoughts, all the y’knows, likes, and kind-ofs, it’s hard to be sure.

Signs of bullshitting.

David

Signs of bullshitting.

Well, in the case above, it doesn’t suggest mental clarity, or ideas that have been thought through and subjected to stress. It’s just a series of weird pronouncements, surrounded by gas.

David

I mean, if she were to just sit there chanting “Bad Whitey” over and over again, the dogmatism and idiocy might be more obvious, but the informational content would, I think, be much the same.

David

What the hell is “psychic energy”?

Caught on camera, “whiteness” takes another victim.

Squires

These people are opportunistic mind-benders; to them the softer the head, the better. They are not out to help you, for all they pretend. They are in this to satiate themselves.

See also: “educators”, televangelists.

Mike D

Caught on camera, “whiteness” takes another victim.

Actual LOL

David

Rashly, Dorothy muttered something about the importance of stable, two-parent families.

That’s when it happened.

“Aaiiieee!”

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Have You Purged Your White Devil Ectoplasm?

There is a reason the final physical form of Gozer was Mr. Sta-Puft and not The Jolly Green Giant.

randian

"Credibility isn't an inexhaustible resource"

It is when conspicuously demonstrating the correct opinion is the only requirement for credibility. The people for whom this sort of credibility is important don't care whether people with incorrect opinions find it credible.

asiaseen

Given that "white" is an amalgam of ALL colours, how can Whites not be superior? In any case, the lady is talking shit.

Is someone going to take me seriously or do I need /s?

Mike

I still remember the good ol' days when her type were peddling their wares from the back of wagons and on late night infomercials. Now it seems to be mainstream psycho-babble endorsed by the AMA and woke leaders everywhere. I'm praying for the Taliban to get a firm grip on Asia and then come to the West.

WTP

Your thinking that white is an amalgam of all colors comes from the lies of white science. Which of course is just another example of white fragility. See how brainwashed you are? You need help. At $120-$250/hr. Don't worry about the cost. We will get insurance companies to pay for it. See how freeing yourself from your racist beliefs helps the economy?

David

Previously in the world of intersectional woo:

Readers will note how readily and often our practitioner of “embodied medicine” – and pretentious ethno-masochism - deploys the word we, thereby blurring the distinction between her own, somewhat odd preoccupations and those of the melanin-deficient more generally. “We can change,” says she. “In fact, we must change.” Because speaking for all white people involved in medicine, and by extension all white people, and casually and baselessly accusing them of racism, of being morally inferior, and indeed dangerous to non-white patients, is so very selfless. And somehow, conveniently, not at all racist.

Needless to say, such creatures should be avoided. No good can come from them. At least not intentionally.

asiaseen

@ wtp
i>See how brainwashed you are?

Ah yes, deeply sorry for expressing my fragility so openly. I shall, of course, undergo correctional treatment immediately and gladly pay twice the asked fee in a token act of humility and recompense.

However, the lady is still talking shit.

asiaseen

Nah, I thought, don't need to preview.
Fuck!

David

Nah, I thought, don’t need to preview.

It’s hubris and nemesis all over again.

anon a mouse

I used to think that everyone should have kids, and that those who didn't has missed out on the meaning of life.

I don't think that anymore.

This is how "civilizations" end. Happened before and will again.

What a lovely way to wake up. Think I'll have more coffeve.

ccscientist

"all whites are racist, except me of course" --and how is that miracle achieved?
Before all this woo took over the minds of our elites, race relations were improving so much. Integrated neighborhoods were becoming more common. Mixed marriages. Middle class black numbers increasing. Non-white legal immigrants doing well. Now white flight is back because it is open season on white people in major cities. You can get shot in the head while eating at the sidewalk cafe. Pulled from your car and beaten (oh, wait, that is Antifa).

ComputerLabRat

I really need glasses, or more coffee. I read deconstructing “the whiteness=greatness fallacy..." as "deconstructing the great white phallus".

And on the topic of "whiteness=greatness" - aren't they its biggest proponents? They're forever blathering on about how black people are incapable of obtaining ID (to vote, but not apparently to drink, smoke, or fly on a jet), to understand basic math, or read at an adult level, or simple behave themselves in public. If they're not dumbing down the curriculum to "benefit" blacks, they're dumbing down standards of admission to higher education (also to "benefit" blacks) while excusing black kids' behavior in school to the point of simply letting them run amok and behave like feral creatures. Numeracy, literacy, showing up on time for work, proper grammar, following the rules, behaving yourself, completing tasks in a timely fashion - all these things apparently only white people are capable of. That stupid List of White Traits Which Are Racist, or something, that the NYT published, and which David linked here, (with the comment to the effect that if they wanted to keep black people down, what would they do differently?) is a perfect example.

David

as “deconstructing the great white phallus”

How about the preputial connotations of aluminium cans? Best I can do at short notice.

pst314

as “deconstructing the great white phallus”

I believe that postmodernists have made that pun, as in "white thinking is a phallacy".

pst314

Ambush Predator (JuliaM)'s Twitter account has been suspended. What was her crime? Suggesting that the getaway driver for bank robbers who murdered three people should have gotten the death penalty rather than prison.

David

Ambush Predator (JuliaM)’s Twitter account has been suspended.

Julia’s always had that bad girl look about her, what with the motorbike and the short leather skirt.

Darleen

and is therefore “part of the solution.”

Maybe we could introduce Natasha to this lady.

aelfheld

Who knew peddling derangement was so lucrative.

pst314

Julia’s always had that bad girl look about her, what with the motorbike and the short leather skirt.

[ Interest intensifies ]

David

[ Interest intensifies ]

[ Fetches spray bottle of hamster urine. ]

pst314

[ Fetches spray bottle of hamster urine. ]

[ Dons MOPP gear ]

ComputerLabRat

How about the preputial connotations of aluminium cans? Best I can do at short notice.

Hahaha - how could I forget that one? Re-reading it though, I was as confused as when I first read it. Thin aluminum skin on a can? Aren't beverage "cans" by definition made of aluminum? And if there's a skin present, isn't it a film of something nonreactive on the inside, to prevent acidic beverages from reacting with the aluminum? So I searched for San Pellegrino cans, and lo and behold, they put a bit of foil over the top, to keep dirt out of where you drink, and to add to the price of the beverage. That must be the foreskin to which he is referring. Although where does that woke prof get the idea that Roman Catholics don't circumcise their kids? Or maybe they don't in Italy, I don't know. In the US at least, it wasn't done for religious reasons unless you were Jewish.

There does seem to be a pattern to all of this - the more Woke that academia becomes, the less actual logic, reason, and load-bearing arguments it must use and make. You can just say whatever comes to mind, as long as you use enough buzzwords and sound sufficiently pious.

David

the more Woke that academia becomes, the less actual logic, reason, and load-bearing arguments it must use and make.

The Clown Quarter long ago abandoned such constraints as logic, probity, and whether or not a thing actually happened. It’s so liberating, you see. Now you can just labour a weak metaphor while expressing disapproval of white people.

Daniel Ream

This is how "civilizations" end. Happened before and will again.

Good times create weak men, etc.

The West has a staggering amount of wealth. So much, that useless eaters like this woman can get a very expensive degree and maintain a very lucrative practice despite having no practical skills whatsoever.

Call it Tytler's Maxim, the Gods of the Copybook Headings, whatever you like, but people like this woman are a sign that we're past a tipping point. Whether things end with a violent revolution or the government collapsing because even the apparatchiks can no longer get food in their dachas, things are going to get a lot worse before they get better.

Assuming they ever do get better. When the Iron Curtain fell, there was a free West to escape to. If the free West falls, there's nowhere else to go.

Matt Z

The stuff in the second video about how "whiteness" cuts a person off from emotional authenticity and empathy with the "othered" sounds very old-fashioned at this point. It's the narrative of The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit - the stoic corporate man with the chilly wife (Martinis at 6, impeccably set dinner table), but he's haunted by the memory of his wartime affair with the earthy, hotblooded Italian woman (glugs of red wine, fresh bread ripped with bare hands).

That idea that you need to be liberated from your own sense of order and decency led in the 60's and 70's to gray flannel suit men and their wives wearing age-inappropriate clothes, being indiscreet (taking the example of Betty Ford) about their intimate lives, and going to key parties. These days, opening up to the "other" means opening up your country to the "other", or giving up complaining that your country now belongs to those "others".

One of the things that surprised me about the Black Twitter slander that whites don't wash themselves properly that it's the contrary of what was held against white Americans when I was growing up. Back then I could open a newspaper on any given day and read an opinion column about Americans' Puritan obsession with cleanliness. I could sit in a student cafe on any given day and hear the intriguing insights of undergraduates about how American households use an oceanful of disinfectant because of an Authoritarian Personality preoccupation with keeping their spaces free of infiltration by "foreign bodies".

Daniel Ream

Caught on camera, “whiteness” takes another victim.

Doctor, we believe that the purpose of science is to serve mankind. You, however, seem to regard science as some kind of dodge, or hustle. Your theories are the worst kind of popular tripe, your methods are sloppy and your conclusions are highly questionable. You're a poor scientist, doctor, and you have no place in this department or in this university.

Dr. Chaotica

Credibility isn't an inexhaustible resource.

Indeed. It seems as if most mental health professionals are themselves suffering from mental illness. Some are delusional or just plain psychotic. Yet they don't seem to be worried that the rest of us will notice this. It's as if your local fire station, and its fire trucks, were continually catching fire and having to be extinguished. After a while, you would start wondering why these particular people are in charge of fire safety.

Dr Evil

How can she be anti-racist and white when all racists are white by definition? I'm just waiting for the first ahem person of colour to try to lecture me on his. I will flex my white privilege and give them 'both barrels' metaphorically. But I don't know anyone like that nor anyone with manners bad enough to start such a conversation.

Alice

Instalanche!

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/469930/

Dr. Chaotica

What a lovely way to wake up. Think I'll have more coffeve.

I'm not sure what "coffeve" is, but I notice that it's an anagram of "covfefe." I assume this is some kind of dog whistle that, not being a dog, I am ill equipped to understand.

ccscientist

It is interesting how such people believe in essentialisms. For example, Coates believes that some sort of trauma from slavery continues to permeate black lives--though of course the trauma of Buchenwald is something jews should just "get over" and not a big deal, even though 100 years more recent and much more traumatic. Also, there is some essence of whiteness that terrifies and demotivates black people and removes all agency from them (though curiously not black people from the carribean or africa). It is like voodoo. Whites merely need to exist to exert this effect (ie systemic racism), not even do anything. Pretty amazing

David

Instalanche!

Act casual, say nothing.

ruralcounsel

"The reason why so many extremely woke people turn out to have been bigoted in the past is because bigotry used to be the best way to bully and intimidate people, but now performative anti-bigotry is the best way to bully and intimidate people. An evolving toolset for sociopaths." - Shant Mesrobian

David

but now performative anti-bigotry is the best way to bully and intimidate people. An evolving toolset for sociopaths

For instance.

semi retired conservative

Have You Purged Your White Devil Ectoplasm?

No but my birthday is coming up and the Mrs. has been promising...

Lady Cutekitten of Lolcat

The Roman Catholic Church does not require circumcision for religious reasons.

I had Sonkitten circumcised because when he was born, my father called long distance (does anyone remember long-distance?) and urged me to have it done in case Sonkitten ever found himself in a combat zone. In Korea, in the filth of the front, the uncircumcised guys got awful infections. The Church does not object to circumcision for non-religious reasons, they leave it up to the parents.

pst314

So I searched for San Pellegrino cans, and lo and behold, they put a bit of foil over the top, to keep dirt out of where you drink, and to add to the price of the beverage.

And to make their high-priced beverage more visually distinctive--not like those other cheap drinks that the hoi polloi drink. :-)

There does seem to be a pattern to all of this - the more Woke that academia becomes, the less actual logic, reason, and load-bearing arguments it must use and make.

I'll guess that about half of American college professors serve no useful purpose whatsoever.

asiaseen

I'll guess that about half of American college professors serve no useful purpose whatsoever.

Only half?

David

Speaking of unsavoury enthusiasms, meet Dr Derek Hook, an associate professor at Duquesne University. His areas of alleged expertise include “post-colonial theory” and “white anxiety.”

John Lewis

https://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/society/other-cans-think-san-pellegrino-is-an-arsehole-2015062999712

pst314

Only half?

The other half, although leftists, do convey some knowledge in their lectures. So partly useful/partly useless/harmful.

pst314

Speaking of unsavoury enthusiasms, meet Dr Derek Hook...

How is it that so many Catholic universities have allowed themselves to be infiltrated and taken over by such monsters?

Jen

Speaking of unsavoury enthusiasms, meet Dr Derek Hook,

If only they would lead by example.

David

If only they would lead by example.

I suppose the thing is, it’s not just that the ideas are obnoxious or fatuous or morally deranged, it’s that the kinds of people who find such things titillating, as Dr Hook clearly does, tend to be… psychologically marginal. Which is to say, the kinds of people you wouldn’t generally want anywhere near your children.

ComputerLabRat

How is it that so many Catholic universities have allowed themselves to be infiltrated and taken over by such monsters?

Have you heard the pope recently? Having an inconvenient unWoke pope "retire" so the Woke Pope can take over was a glaring red flag, and it's gone downhill from there.

Governor Squid

they put a bit of foil over the top, to keep dirt out of where you drink,

My friends think I'm a little weird -- for a lot of reasons, if I'm honest -- but in this case it's because I wash or wipe down the top of any can I'm offered before I open and drink from it. I'll skip it if I see the can coming out of a six-sided carton, but I've seen too many warehouses and storage areas to ever forget the kinds of critters that scamper over the tops of cans, nor the sort of things they leave behind. Anything transported and stored in open flats is automatically suspect in my eyes.

Mock if you will, but I'd be delighted if every can of soft drink or beer arrived uncircumsiz(s)ed.

pst314

Have you heard the pope recently?

Yes I have. But the process has clearly been underway for decades, perhaps for my entire life. Catholic institutions used to be run by Catholics who cared deeply about their faith and about the purpose of their institutions. Somehow that changed. Did they simply cease to believe? Were they infiltrated by leftists who successfully concealed their hostility to Christianity? I have only a fragmentary knowledge of what has happened.

pst314

I've seen too many warehouses and storage areas to ever forget the kinds of critters that scamper over the tops of cans, nor the sort of things they leave behind.

Agreed!

ComputerLabRat

Mock if you will, but I'd be delighted if every can of soft drink or beer arrived uncircumsiz(s)ed.

OK I nearly spit my tea out reading that hehehe.

Somehow that changed. Did they simply cease to believe? Were they infiltrated by leftists who successfully concealed their hostility to Christianity?

I think what happened to Catholics is the same thing that happened to mainstream Protestantism - they still believe in God, but got infiltrated by the 60s feel-good socialist radical hippie movements and stopped believing in the existence of a Hell, or a Satan, or rules for that matter. We've got the 10 Suggestions now, although Thou Shalt Not Kill is mostly agreed upon, except if they are old and sick and ask for it, or if they aren't human beings but blobs of tissue, or... And Thou Shalt Not Steal - welll now - we can all agree that some people have too much, and some people have too little, and if the wrong sorts of people have too much... And it just goes on from there.

I have an aunt who is a devout Catholic who hated the old unwoke pope and just looooooooves the Woke Pope, because he is all about the right feelz - climate change and save the rainforest and feed the children and kumbayah and all that hippie shit. Yes, we should be good stewards of the earth, all humans are created equal and should all be equal before the law, and we should treat others as we wish to be treated, and love one another and look out for one another, but mind our own business about how much or what other people have. But we all were given different gifts and abilities, and even Jesus Himself said - the poor will always be with us.

I think religions have forgotten what they are about, and have let the leftists take over and dictate how they do things, which is how these once-great institutions have become cesspools of leftist ideology. The Catholic Church has been here before, with decadent, corrupt popes and institutions - thus Luther, Protestantism, etc. And here we are again. Although many of the groups who Protested originally are now right down in the cesspit with us.

Daniel Ream

I've seen too many warehouses and storage areas to ever forget the kinds of critters that scamper over the tops of cans, nor the sort of things they leave behind

[ Pauses ]

[ Orders flat of disinfectant wipes and 24-pack of soda from Costco ]

I have an aunt who is a devout Catholic who hated the old unwoke pope and just looooooooves the Woke Pope, because he is all about the right feelz

Whatever could the reason be for the wokification of our traditional institutions. If only there were a common thread. I just can't put my finger on it.

WTP

Dr. Hook always did crave attention.

WTP

I think what happened to Catholics is the same thing that happened to mainstream Protestantism

Well Protestantism didn't help itself much with the dogged insistence on literal interpretations. Catholicism seemed to have learned its lesson but was never forgiven for the Galileo thing (and yes, of course the literal arguments being made at the time are not what is popularly portrayed...or so I'm told...which is ironic itself...depending on what one means by literal...or literally meaning literal...). The insistence that the entire universe and everything in it down to the tiniest speck was created in seven...no, wait...six, literal 24-hour days, something preached, even today, well over 200 years since it was obviously improbable, has done significant damage to our society by opening the doors for the socialists and other scum to undermine our various other institutions, not the worst being religion itself.

Alex

WTP, I'm not so sure about that. It cuts both ways: once you grant that some of your religious doctrines have been superseded by science, you open the door to doing the same with other areas of life and to undermining the religion that way.

I can't speak for Protestantism, but I can tell you that various groups of religious Jews (one of them being the Chabad movement, to which I belong) take the creation narrative of six 24-hour days literally, have found (where necessary) ways to harmonize that with science, and are, thank G-d, growing and becoming stronger over time. One difference, I suppose, might be that Judaism isn't sola scriptura - we have an entire oral tradition accompanying the Bible (eventually written down in works such as the Talmud and Midrash), such that a single difficulty doesn't cause the whole thing to come crashing down. Another difference might be that Judaism encompasses a lot of areas of life that mainstream Christianity doesn't (for example, diet, dress and personal grooming, etc.), such that theological points take a back seat to practical details.

WTP

once you grant that some of your religious doctrines have been superseded by science, you open the door to doing the same with other areas of life and to undermining the religion that way.

While I understand your point, one needs to stand on what is verifiable and let the rest go. Religions all change over time to some degree, the reasons for most are lost to history or whatever. By not accepting the reality, you're just kicking the can down the road to a greater disaster. And yes, there are elements across the vast Protestant landscape that have done similar to the Chabad (not that I'm familiar with it but the term does ring a bell), to varying degrees of success. When younger and a tad more religious, I would attempt to triangulate/interpolate science and The Bible myself (while still a KJV fan IYKWIM). It's a fight between the poetic look at life and the hard realities of science...or shifting science, as the case may be. Ultimately though, no matter how you view God or a god or even principled atheism, the purpose of that area of philosophy, no matter how poorly attempted, is to establish a foundation of truth. Some sort of social and philosophical consistency is needed to run even a primitive society.

Alex

WTP, I hear. It's certainly possible that Chabad and other Orthodox Jewish groups have certain structural advantages that make this kind of thing more viable than for most Protestant groups. For example, Orthodox Jews tend to live in compact communities (necessitated by not being allowed to drive to synagogue on the Sabbath, and the need for infrastructure such as kosher food stores), and are less integrated with the wider world (many of them don't even go to college). Or the fact that there are so many details of Jewish law and practice that a lot of the intelligentsia, who might otherwise be interested in delving into the interface between science and religion, are instead occupied with those details.

There's also the fact that Jews are more used to being "out of sync" with the surrounding cultures, having been in that position for most of the last several thousand years, and so finding out that most of the world has a different view of the age of the universe doesn't come as that much of a shock.

I'm sure a sociologist could have a field day untangling those and lots of other considerations.

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