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The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is a government agency that coordinates medical care and social well-being in the Beaver State. During the pandemic, OHA was responsible for coordinating Oregon’s vaccination drive and disseminating information about COVID-19—both vital tasks. The agency’s office for equity and inclusion, however, prefers not to rush the business of government. In fact, the office’s program manager delayed a meeting with partner organisations on the stated grounds that “urgency is a white supremacy value.”

You see, among the woke, you can’t reschedule a meeting without denouncing the works of the white devil.

Update: In the comments, Connor adds,

As our host would say, ‘cultivated neurosis’.

Well, yes. Apparently, it’s somehow not enough to simply reschedule a meeting to accommodate those who aren’t quite prepared. Instead, you have to ostentatiously invoke and then denounce some imaginary “white supremacy,” a supposed “value” of which is getting things done promptly. Because preferring a meeting to happen sooner rather than later, at some undetermined time and place, is seemingly a bad thing and, by implication, The Fault Of All White People. It’s as if these creatures have some bizarre mental checklist of ideological tics and affectations that must be inserted incongruously into almost any humdrum interaction.

The related “white” evils of punctuality and forethought - also known as adulthood - have been touched on here before.

Consider this an open thread. Or don’t, whatever.

Comments

David

It’s curious just how much time, and how much mental contortion, is devoted by the woke to excusing slacking, a lack of focus, and a kind of shirty incompetence.

The above being a very small sample of what’s lurking in the archives.

Hopp Singg

In the future, I shall be certain to specify a White Supremacist Ambulance for all emergencies.

David

In the future, I shall be certain to specify a White Supremacist Ambulance for all emergencies.

If you poke through the items linked above, it’s also curious how the peddlers of this noxious claptrap expect others to tolerate a lack of regard and basic courtesy that if applied to anything of importance in their lives – travel plans, medical treatment, the payment of salaries, etc - would doubtless result in complaints and a great swelling of indignation.

NJH

There seems to be an urgency, nay a frenzy , when a certain melanin endowed cohort loot stores. Promptness indeed, but only scant forethought.

David

Attention, woke authors - remember to alienate your readers.

Liz

have been touched on here before.

From David's link:

And that’s the thing about adherents of “equity” ideology – a term that seems to mean something like “equality of outcome regardless of inputs.” They disdain the habits of bourgeois life as something to be done away with, at least for certain favoured groups, while expecting the rewards of those same bourgeois habits.

That.

WTP

Since retirement and thus am now spending a greater percentage of my human interactions with average people...well...I used to think that the smart people were stupid. I had developed some faith in the 90-110 IQ range folks but no, they're idiots as well. It's not quite so much the stupidity itself but the cowardice. The only thing that motivates these people to do anything seems to be things oriented toward their more infantile wants. They truly are effectively sheep. They will accept any absurdity so long as they can avoid attempting to take control over the situation. This concept of agency isn't just lost on POCs, as frequently noted here. It's everywhere. The hopeless/helplessness is actually comfortable for them. And with that gone, the concept of urgency lacks purpose or value. It's superfluous.

Connor

You see, among the woke, you can’t reschedule a meeting without denouncing the works of the white devil.

As our host would say, 'cultivated neurosis'.

David

As our host would say, ‘cultivated neurosis’.

Well, yes. Apparently, it’s somehow not enough to simply reschedule a meeting to accommodate those who aren’t quite prepared. Instead, you have to ostentatiously invoke and then denounce some imaginary “white supremacy,” a supposed “value” of which is getting things done promptly. Because preferring a meeting to happen sooner rather than later is seemingly a bad thing and, by implication, The Fault Of All White People.

It's as if these creatures have some bizarre mental checklist of ideological tics and affectations that must be inserted incongruously into almost any humdrum interaction.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

For some mysterious reason I believe Yasmin does not really know what "asexual" means.

pst314

In the future, I shall be certain to specify a White Supremacist Ambulance for all emergencies.

Also: specify a No Sense of Urgency Ambulance for all "equity and inclusion" commissars.

anon a mouse

So, it's a work day somewhere?

*goes back to brisket*

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Whoever the hell this person is has a sad.

"I want to exist as a bisexual person. The most hurtful response I get when I speak about my sexuality is 'I don't care'."

"Hurtful". What a twit (feel free to substitute a vowel). I suppose it is only a matter of time before you can get arrested for not giving a rat's ass who she or others of The Gender Clown Patrol diddles.

Meanwhile, western militaries doing stupid woke stuff has become commonplace, but but Doris and Rupert - pretty low bar for being offended.

WTF SAS?

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Fascist propaganda makes this guy feel completely unsafe.

pst314

Remember John Cleese's training video Meetings Bloody Meetings?

WTP

It's as if these creatures have some bizarre mental checklist of ideological tics and affectations that must be inserted incongruously into almost any humdrum interaction.

They're just doing what Hollywood, TV, novels, pop music, education, #Science, etc. have been doing for decades now. Never pass up an opportunity to insert the leftist narrative. Even conservatives..."conservatives" must at the least accommodate it.

WTP

For some mysterious reason I believe Yasmin does not really know what "asexual" means.

If that's what they say 'asexual' means, then that is literally what 'asexual' means. Do try and keep up. Get with the program. Etc.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

4th of July even the hamsters BBQ.

Do try and keep up.

I will educate myself, do better.

David

4th of July even the hamsters BBQ.

Oh yes, of course. I’d forgotten. Felicitations to all passing Americans.

Laine

Attention, woke authors - remember to alienate your readers.

Readers, especially white readers, are *not* entitled to footnotes / explanations / direct translations of non-English words that a BIPOC author chooses to use in their books with intentions of not translating.

Chesterton described this sort of thing as "not even worth misunderstanding".

Immigrated from China to Canada at 8 years old, so explores themes of the injustice of foreigners in foreign lands being made to feel like foreigners in foreign lands, about her struggle for justice where white Canadians should feel equally like uninvited foreigners, about young immigrants assimilating to English and losing fluency of their parents' language and how that's also the fault of the white Canadians. By writing Chinglish poetry that neither Chinamen nor Englishmen can understand, she creates a language for expressing the heroic struggles of ... herself.

She's also only 19 years old and studying poetry in college. So she imagines her work getting the kind of reverential line-for-line analysis that poetry on college curricula gets. A high opinion of herself, but she actually is the kind of writer likely to turn up on a reading list for 331 Modern Voices in Immigrant Poetry. And she's certainly played the Orientalism card on her white classmates in seminars: by asking what ching chong means you're exercising a colonial mindset where everything "exotic" has to be safely categorized in a Eurocentric system, and you're treating me not as a first-class authority but as a native informant.

asiaseen

WTF SAS?

Never mind, they are all pongos, aka brown jobs.

However: the precedent set by the RAF when last year they dropped airman and airwoman in favour of gender-neutral "aviator"

Well, their airships got that wrong. "aviator" has a specific meaning of someone who flies (which airmen and airwomen generally do not do as a trade) and is not gender neutral. The female equivalent is "aviatrix"

Proud once to have been a Crab aviator.

Burnsie

"I want to exist as a bisexual person. The most hurtful response I get when I speak about my sexuality is 'I don't care'."

Now that's just funny.

#wedontcare. I could get behind a movement like that. It's like kryptonite to narcissists.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

The female equivalent is "aviatrix".

Yes, refers to what they do off duty.

I will now denounce myself because blazing coats cause climate hysteria.

asiaseen

The most hurtful response

Other candidate most hurtful responses:

#So?
#And...
#Yes?
#How terribly uninteresting
#Go tell it on a mountain
#I'm busy

David

Fair point, firmly made.

WTP

She's also only 19 years old and studying poetry in college. So she imagines her work getting the kind of reverential line-for-line analysis that poetry on college curricula gets. A high opinion of herself, but she actually is the kind of writer likely to turn up on a reading list for 331 Modern Voices in Immigrant Poetry. And she's certainly played the Orientalism card on her white classmates in seminars: by asking what ching chong means you're exercising a colonial mindset where everything "exotic" has to be safely categorized in a Eurocentric system, and you're treating me not as a first-class authority but as a native informant.

She was raised on fiction. Virtually everything her mind has consumed that she was told has value was a lie. But she doesn't know that. She has as much understanding about where the real things that she consumes come from as my dog understands where his dinner comes from. She is not alone. While her perceptions may be much more concentrated, high density than most people, she is not much different in this regard than most people. The Narrative defines not just her world but her value and future as well. Any inconsistency with that Narrative is obviously the fault of fascism, be those fascists people like us or other people much like her. Whatever she experiences must be shoehorned into that Narrative.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Other candidate most hurtful responses:

#isthataninvitation
#areyoubraggingorcomplaining
#yousaidyourwhathurts

pst314

The female equivalent is "aviatrix".

Yes, refers to what they do off duty.

Come to think of it, I've seen "meretrix" used now and then but never "meretor". Seems unfair, considering what most public officials are. ;-)

Daniel Ream

she creates a language for expressing the heroic struggles of ... herself

Between this and the "you cant play our D&D knockoff online unless you have token Chinese people in your group", there seems to be a genre forming.

Canada being what it is, I have a number of friends whose families escaped war-torn third-world countries to Canada when they were very small children. So I have some sympathy for the challenges of growing up completely disconnected from one's parent culture. It's a bit like being adopted.

But this is not that. Any Chinese family that moved here within the last fifteen years is rich, politically connected, and almost certainly part of the Thousand Talents plan. You'll notice it's the daughters who engage in this kind of foolishness; the sons are expected to become doctors, engineers or lawyers.

Instead, you have to ostentatiously invoke and then denounce some imaginary “white supremacy,”

The term of art is "shibboleth".

Cloudbuster

"Chesterton's Urgency."

Captain Nemo

Whoever the hell this person is has a sad.

    "I want to exist as a bisexual person. The most hurtful response I get when I speak about my sexuality is 'I don't care'."

As a bisexual person (albeit one who leans more in one direction than the other), I'd like to say I couldn't agree less with her. Speaking for myself (and only for myself), I like it when someone says, 'I don't care.', or even, 'So what?'. As far as I'm concerned, if people view my sexuality as un-noteworthy, that's progress.

randian

"I want to exist as a bisexual person"

So what's stopping her? More to the point, why does she want to? This feels like something she thinks she must do, rather than something she feels ardent desire for.

David

As far as I’m concerned, if people view my sexuality as un-noteworthy, that’s progress.

Well, quite. However, there are those who insist on foregrounding their sexuality whenever humanly possible and shoehorning the subject into almost any conversation or aspect of life, thereby retaining at all times their supposedly fascinating “identity.” Their little badge. This unhappy compulsion seems most common among those who, without some identitarian gimmick to fall back on, would be recognised as, well, underdeveloped and rather empty.

I mean, if the bulk of your personality can fit comfortably inside the realm of sexual appetite, or discussions of sexual appetite, then there just ain’t much personality there.

Daniel Ream

More to the point, why does she want to?

She wants attention and validation. For what is largely immaterial.

David

It’s also worth noting that, for instance, straight white man is now a favoured term of disdain, a generic hand-wave, and is often used to imply dullness or irrelevance, a person who is unworthy of interest as a person. Yet the same reductive terminology is supposed to imply great intrigue and hidden depths when referring to, say, a black bisexual woman. As if this were in itself some obvious improvement and proof of being compelling.

Though why escapes me.

pst314

Though why escapes me.

[ Raises hand. ]
(pause)
[ Lowers hand. ]

Never mind, that "why" was purely rhetorical, of course.

pst314

"I want to exist as a bisexual person"

It's like playing Calvinball, except with a psychotic bully.

semi retired conservative

4th of July

Congrats to Los Yanquis on their national day.

Couldn't ask for better downstairs neighbours.

Do try and clean up after yourselves this year though. We can see the mess from up here.

Squires

"Coloreds can't get their shit together without white people telling them when things need done."
- The Wisdom of the Enwokened

ccscientist

Anyone, I repeat, anyone, who is on time, does the job well, dresses nicely, is polite, etc will do better than anyone who does not. Oh, and stay out of jail. Just ask asian immigrants. That you should be given stuff while assaulting people and not showing up is a pretty big ask.

It is pretty hilarious that an agency charged with an urgent mission (health care during covid) should declare that being on time and urgent is white supremacy.

pst314

A desperate plea for help.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

A new "Must See" film. Not a parody.

Meanwhile another exciting episode of "trans" tolerance.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Hey kids! Hop on the bandwagon!

Gay Spider-Man will have a “fearlessly femme” identity according to Foxe, which “is central to who he is, but it's not the STORY--- which you can experience for yourself in September!"

I am giddy with anticipation. No. Really.

WEP

A new "Must See" film. Not a parody

So she joins the Hitler Youth then?

Farnsworth M Muldoon

So she joins the Hitler Youth then?

Probably, then becomes a high ranking SS sniper and single-handedly takes out all the Red Army snipers in Stalingrad leading to the Germans capturing Moscow and her being awarded the Knights Cross with Swords, Diamonds, and Ovaltine by Hitler himself who declares her an Honorary Aryan.

Being torn between her African and Aryan identities she then declares she is a trans man by the name of Helmut von Schmertz and defects to England where embracing her African roots becomes a subaltern in The King's African Rifles and while being prepared for travel to India, was seconded to Montgomery, because of her SS background, to serve on his staff as an intel officer. Her inputs in plans lead to the successful invasion of Sicily for which she was Mentioned in Despatches and awarded the Distinguished Service Order.

However, she he was again torn between allegiance to the UK and the US because of her father, so she he asked to be transferred as an exchange officer to the US Forces and sent to Los Alamos where she was instrumental in developing "Little Boy". For this she received an Article 15 and Army Achievement Medal.

The rest, as they say, is history.

Based on a true story.

Squires

Gay spiders are the worst. Eight legs, all mincing.

pst314

Gay spiders are the worst. Eight legs, all mincing.

And yet they're all so hairy, like bears. This sexual identity stuff is so confusing....

Fred the Fourth

Farnsworth,
Lol. Where can I subscribe to your online scriptwriting class?

David

Meanwhile another exciting episode of “trans” tolerance.

It’s a standard pattern. And the number of dysmorphic men who react to even mild demurral by sending threats and unsolicited dick pics, along with somewhat unsavoury references to children, shows that dysmorphic men should obviously be allowed in women’s intimate spaces. Because hey, what could possibly go wrong?

Richard Cranium
For this she received an Article 15 and Army Achievement Medal.

For those who may not know, "Article 15" is punishment and "Army Achievement Medal" is a you did OK award.

Richard

One would hope the obvious response to threats of sexual violence, rape and murder would be to report the Twitter accounts to the police.
Assuming the police actually do something about it.

Stephanie Richer

A new "Must See" film. Not a parody.

Did they not realize that Hogan's Heroes was a comedic farce?

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Where can I subscribe to your online scriptwriting class?

I'll post a link for the next class this fall.

I am currently in a bidding war between Netflix, Disney, and the BBC for the script above, but the BBC wants a follow on where after the war she he becomes the Detective Chief Inspector of a small village where someone is killed every week. However, she he detransitions and because of his her reputation is made Chief Constable of the Met and is awarded the Queen's Police Medal.

However, the Falklands crisis looms large and Margaret Thatcher has her seconded to the 7th Duke of Edinburgh's Own Gurkha Rifles as a training officer. Unsatisfied in the role, she sneaks aboard the HMS Conqueror from which she leaves via the escape trunk to place a limpet mine on the General Belgrano sinking it. After this he she swims ashore and joins H Squadron, Blues and Twos, and was instrumental in the fall of Stanley. For this he she was again Mentioned in Despatches and awarded a bar to the DSO.

After the war he she settles down with his her two wives for a quiet life as a veterinarian in a sleepy village on the coast of Cornwall. Many adventures with the zany village inhabitants ensue, for veterinary services during the mad cow outbreak he she is awarded the Order of St. Patrick. Eight madcap series follow.

Again based on a true story.

John

Not a parody

English commenters might be blissfully unaware of the 2022 re-make of the classic childrens film The Railway Children:-

“Joined in their hijinks by Bobbie’s naive grandson Thomas the children encounter Abe, a teenage African-American soldier on the run from a military unit where racial abuse is rife, and agree to secretly shelter him — though there’s scarcely a doubt that Bobbie, a staunch liberal and proud feminist, would support them in their mission.”

Quite why the plucky kids weren’t assisted by a shy cross-dressing station master is something the screenwriters will have to live with.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Our Best and Brightest.

Without Brawndo™, this state senator couldn't do this campaign video!. (caution)

David

Without Brawndo™, this state senator couldn’t do this campaign video!

Why does a state senator, an elected official, want us to watch her fat, juddering ass-cheeks?

pst314

After the war he she settles down with his her two wives for a quiet life as a veterinarian in a sleepy village on the coast of Cornwall. Many adventures with the zany village inhabitants ensue...

Has anybody else noticed how much the BBC series differs from the original All Creatures Great and Small books?

pst314

Why does a state senator, an elected official, want us to watch her fat, juddering ass-cheeks?

Because she knows how to appeal to her constituents?

John

It’s not just bbc scripts that have a certain perspective.

I present to you ITV’s Midsomer, statistically the murder capital of the western world with a fatality rate which puts Chicago to shame. It also has the lowest recorded rate of murders committed by its thriving BIPOC community with the tally currently standing at zero after 22 seasons.

Squires

Because she knows how to appeal to her constituents?

She was forced to do it by the Male Gaze of the Patriarchy, clearly.

JanniGogo

Can anyone explain this to me: https://www.amazon.com/Christopher-Ogre-Cologre-Its-Over/dp/0578924099?

ccscientist

Christopher Ogre: if anyone calls themselves a "scholar" they are not.
The entire history of the world is one big sh*tshow of warfare and conquest. It was never la-la land paradise. Not anywhere. Civilization where you can go out for the day without being armed to the teeth and traveling in a group is a new condition. American indians universally practiced slavery. Aztecs sacrificed thousands every year. The Left would love to return to those conditions. They didn't seem to mind in 2020 that cities were burning ("mostly peaceful").

Fr1day

Burnsie, re #wedontcare #nobodycares is likely more apropos and more like kryptonite

ccscientist

#wedontcare in fact if we have to hear constantly about everyone's sex life, it is very very uncomfortable.

Burnsie

Why does a state senator, an elected official, want us to watch her fat, juddering ass-cheeks?

Throw in a hip cat and bongo drums, and proper mockery ensues:

https://twitter.com/johnhackerla/status/1544185798416691204

asiaseen

Throw in a hip cat and bongo drums

I misread that as hip cast which, in the circumstance of the antics, is not an unlikely result.

ebt

My next band will now be called "Judd Ring and the Ass-Cheeks", and will indeed feature a hep cat and bongo drums.
This place is a godsend to the music management business.

ebt

The band can play dates as a tribute band: "Ass-Cheek Camera".

WTP

"Ass-Cheek Camera".

Well there's 28 seconds of ... what? ... damn... wait a minute... oooh yeah...like 1980something which I will never get back. Damn you. ;)

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