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It’s a time-honored tradition for black entertainers to storm the stage in outrage when they lose an award. For example, here’s Ol’ Dirty Bastard at the 1998 Grammy Awards protesting:

I went and bought me an outfit today that costed a lot of money, today. You know what I mean, because I figured that Wu-Tang was gonna win.

I think we need more of this. I want to see Denzel Washington yank the Oscar out of Ryan Gosling’s hands and pistol whip his Canadian ass with it.

In these troubled times, that would bring America together.

 
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  1. Was a time in the 1990s when rappers took to wearing NHL hockey team stuff. Mr. Bastard was arrested in the Bronx wearing a New York Islanders jersey and a San Jose Sharks jacket, prompting NY Post columnist Phil Mushnick to note clearly ODB was a very big if conflicted hockey fan.

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  2. The problem about already being a total pariah to the mainstream is that one is totally inured to scorn or chastisement. So if a persona non grata to polite society suddenly gets the urge to post endless volumes on a topic as inane as grammy-race bickering, there is really nothing censure or pleading could do to mitigate such an impulse. A pity.

  3. OT – Steve, I remember you writing about Obama in Africa depressed about all the single women bringing up kids just like in the US, but I can’t find your post on it. Also, a commenter posted a link to an article written by a Japanese official in the mid-80s about how Japan would beat the US because the US had blacks and Latinos. There was also a rebutal from some diverse person that didn’t really rebut the Japanese guy’s arguments.

    I’d greatly appreciate if someone could post the links if they have them.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    The "Japanese official" was Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone, who in 1986 told a meeting of his Liberal Democratic Party, "So high is the level of education in our country that Japan's is an intelligent society. Our average score is much higher than those of countries like the U.S. There are many blacks, Puerto Ricans and Mexicans in America. In consequence the average score over there is exceedingly low."

    For uttering this outrageous hate-fact he had to profusely apologize.

    http://articles.latimes.com/1986-09-27/news/mn-10375_1_nakasone-apologizes-remarks
    , @anonymous
    The original op-ed was written by Yuji Aida called, " Melting pot meltdown in the US"

    Japan, too, faces major changes. A graying economic superpower, it may be a society of old people by the early 21st Century. Because of our low birth rate, we might have to admit more foreign workers, skilled and unskilled, to provide basic services and keep the factories running. But these problems pale in comparison with the upheaval threatened by America`s demographic evolution. Do blacks and Hispanics, for instance, have the skills and knowledge to run an advanced industrial economy? If the answer is yes, America will maintain its vitality through the next century and beyond. But I`m skeptical. Consider black Africa, for example. Struggling against outside pressures to forge independent nation-states from different tribal cultures, the region is plagued by poverty, political instability and other serious problems. Former Spanish and Portuguese colonies in Latin America have also failed to create viable high-tech societies. Iberian and African cultural traits seem to impede industrialization.
     
    A week later someone named Irma Claudio penned this pathetic reply called "Minority Workers".

    Our commitment to bring excellence to the American economy is supported by our population growth. Hispanics will remain a vital part of this economy. Our solid values and our desire to excel uniquely prepare us, contrary to Mr. Aida`s thinking, to meet the American demand and need for talented, specialized human res ources and for a diverse base of knowledge.
     
    It's coming up on 26 years since these pieces first appeared. I think it is obvious which one was correct.
  4. Anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    Loot the prize.

    Btw, Hillary was supposed to win in 2008. It was her turn, and according to unwritten party rules, Obama should have sat out that year cuz he hadn’t paid his dues yet.

    But he snatched it from Hillary, and with full help from media.

    But then, in 2008, Hillary took it from Bernie. All sorts of dirty games.

    But Trump did the final grabbing.

    • Replies: @NickG

    But Trump did the final grabbing.
     
    When you're a star they let you do it!
  5. I knew a Brazilian girl whose father was an Anglo-Caribbean black; she’d stay with his sister in Queens occasionally, but she lived in Rio de Janeiro. One time in the early oughts she was at a club in New York and ODB hit on her. She had no idea who he was.

  6. Anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    Smash and Grab. Blacks are good at that. Grabbing phones and shi*.

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/law-order/youth-stampede-at-summersault-festival-in-caroline-springs/news-story/98cf0990a89625b7bfbca4aa491f6339

    Flash mobbing the awards. I think Denzel grabbing it from Gosling isn’t good enough. All Hollywood blacks should just rush the stage and grab all the oscars and run with them.

  7. @CommentLicious
    OT - Steve, I remember you writing about Obama in Africa depressed about all the single women bringing up kids just like in the US, but I can't find your post on it. Also, a commenter posted a link to an article written by a Japanese official in the mid-80s about how Japan would beat the US because the US had blacks and Latinos. There was also a rebutal from some diverse person that didn't really rebut the Japanese guy's arguments.

    I'd greatly appreciate if someone could post the links if they have them.

    The “Japanese official” was Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone, who in 1986 told a meeting of his Liberal Democratic Party, “So high is the level of education in our country that Japan’s is an intelligent society. Our average score is much higher than those of countries like the U.S. There are many blacks, Puerto Ricans and Mexicans in America. In consequence the average score over there is exceedingly low.”

    For uttering this outrageous hate-fact he had to profusely apologize.

    http://articles.latimes.com/1986-09-27/news/mn-10375_1_nakasone-apologizes-remarks

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    I was in diapers back then so I don't remember this, but it's helpful to be reminded that our civilizational rot has deep roots. A small minority of US legislators were able to demand that the leader of our only real economic rival grovel before them, and grovel he did.

    Then again, Japan hasn't truly been sovereign since the summer of 1945. This might be one of the most striking demonstrations of that fact.

  8. Anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    I pity Mr. T. and president camacho

    THIS HERE is the real badass dude.

  9. I remember when Charlie Pride stormed the stage at the CMAs.

    • Replies: @Njguy73
    And I'm pretty sure Leontyne Price would rushed the stage if she lost some award to Beverly Sills.
  10. What makes the racist treatment of Beyonce by the Grammy’s even more disgusting is that in her acceptance speech, Adele revealed that she herself is a racist.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4219178/Adele-faces-backlash-Beyonce-black-friends-comment.html

    • LOL: SPMoore8
    • Replies: @AndrewR
    Nothing Adele could say could be more disgusting than the thought of her nude body.

    I have some level of sympathy for fat poor people but Adele could pay for the best personal trainers and executive chefs in the world for the rest of her life without spending 1% of the wealth she has now.

  11. I think we need more of this. I want to see Denzel Washington yank the Oscar out of Ryan Gosling’s hands and pistol whip his Canadian ass with it.

    So you’re saying that Ryan Gosling needs to have a conversation about racism in Hollywood?

  12. They ain’t nothing wrong with white supremacist America that a little more black anger can’t fix.

  13. Yo, I thought we wuz talking about the Bezerkly blac bloc or DimLibProggs in general grabbing stuff and soiling their diapers if anybuddy said no, but there ya go, playin’ the race card again. Lame, man. Very lame.

  14. I think we need more of this. I want to see Denzel Washington yank the Oscar out of Ryan Gosling’s hands and pistol whip his Canadian ass with it.

    In these troubled times, that would bring America together.

    Who are you, and what have you done with Steve Sailer?

    Whoever you are, that’s an excellent idea. You should compile a list of white celebrities who are due for a good televised ass-whupping. I’d pay good money to watch Beyoncé pummel, say, Meryl Streep while shrieking “Check your privilege, bitch! Check it!”

    Useless trivia:

    Denzel Washington won his Best Actor (and Halle Berry her Best Actress) award in 2002 (15 years ago), several weeks after Tom Brady won his first Super Bowl. That was the first Super Bowl after 9/11.

    (I first wrote that Denzel won his first Oscar 15 years ago, but that was incorrect – he won Best Supporting Actor in 1990.)

    • Replies: @Marat Said
    Stan at #16,

    I just discovered that I don't comment enough to be allowed to use the LOL button.

    So, LOL!
    , @Frau Katze

    Who are you, and what have you done with Steve Sailer?
     
    He's being sarcastic.
  15. anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @CommentLicious
    OT - Steve, I remember you writing about Obama in Africa depressed about all the single women bringing up kids just like in the US, but I can't find your post on it. Also, a commenter posted a link to an article written by a Japanese official in the mid-80s about how Japan would beat the US because the US had blacks and Latinos. There was also a rebutal from some diverse person that didn't really rebut the Japanese guy's arguments.

    I'd greatly appreciate if someone could post the links if they have them.

    The original op-ed was written by Yuji Aida called, ” Melting pot meltdown in the US”

    Japan, too, faces major changes. A graying economic superpower, it may be a society of old people by the early 21st Century. Because of our low birth rate, we might have to admit more foreign workers, skilled and unskilled, to provide basic services and keep the factories running. But these problems pale in comparison with the upheaval threatened by America`s demographic evolution. Do blacks and Hispanics, for instance, have the skills and knowledge to run an advanced industrial economy? If the answer is yes, America will maintain its vitality through the next century and beyond. But I`m skeptical. Consider black Africa, for example. Struggling against outside pressures to forge independent nation-states from different tribal cultures, the region is plagued by poverty, political instability and other serious problems. Former Spanish and Portuguese colonies in Latin America have also failed to create viable high-tech societies. Iberian and African cultural traits seem to impede industrialization.

    A week later someone named Irma Claudio penned this pathetic reply called “Minority Workers”.

    Our commitment to bring excellence to the American economy is supported by our population growth. Hispanics will remain a vital part of this economy. Our solid values and our desire to excel uniquely prepare us, contrary to Mr. Aida`s thinking, to meet the American demand and need for talented, specialized human res ources and for a diverse base of knowledge.

    It’s coming up on 26 years since these pieces first appeared. I think it is obvious which one was correct.

    • Replies: @Eric Novak
    It's not quite as old as this rejected 1988 opinion piece solicited by the NYT, by environmentalist and writer Edward Abbey. I was a year out of high school in 1988. How the immigration problem can still be going on after nearly 30 years of relentless controversy and undeniable damage boggles the mind. It makes you think that every major political event since then such as the Iraq War was just a diversion from the real problem of keeping the borders open, no matter what. http://compassrosebooks.blogspot.com/2009/10/edward-abbey-on-immigration.html
    , @AndrewR
    The awfulness of Señora Claudio' s response only proved Aida-san's point.

    In no way did she even attempt to refute the thesis of his essay, which of course didn't really even get to the heart of the matter.

    The future belongs to those with the fewest taboos.

  16. Dark, Steve. I was thinking and feeling along similar lines. Liberals, anti-Trumpers, the left, they need to jump the shark hate hoaxing, rioting, punching “nazis” and so on. I’ve hesitated discussing things a couple times when I was inclined to try and talk some common sense to people, people I sort of care about and respect. Try to help them deal with their existential crises. But I thought to myself, yes, keep it up dear left-leaning, moral and compassionate GoodWhite, Trump is your Hitler -keep freaking out-. Wake the normies up to your mental derangement. When an enemy is making mistakes…

    • Replies: @Anon
    Sometimes it helps to walk the left along towards the logical conclusion of their behavior and tell them what the outcome would be. Many of them are blind to it or are indulging in wishful thinking. It also helps to point out clear cases where the left is wrong and make them squirm. The more you increase their cognitive dissonance, the more likely they'll suddenly collapse and change their mind. They may disagree with you vehemently in person, but they may also ponder what you say in private afterwards and come to the same conclusion you did. An important point is to never lose your temper and yell.
  17. Oh man, my peaceful 3 AM second-sleep break has never been broken by laughter. I hope I don’t wake up my wife. Steve is revealing his hilarious trigger points. Someday, when Steve organizes a fundraiser or seminar for his readers at a cool club on Sunset (or maybe just a lunch at the Inn of the Seventh Ray), we’ll all get to unload. Cheers. Back to beddy bye.

  18. Picking Denzel Washington as an exemplum for a blackity-blackness was a lousy choice.

    Samuel L. What’s in My Wallet Jackson would be more plausible to imagine as a designated Associal Justice Hollywood Commando thugstering the ultimate shiny statue from Gary Oldman’s maybe life-time achieving, but still overly privileged hands…

    Of course, Jackson would do it while reciting uncredited Weinstein’s speech.

    • Replies: @Lurker

    Samuel L. What’s in My Wallet Jackson
     
    Samuel N word Jackson
  19. @anonymous
    The original op-ed was written by Yuji Aida called, " Melting pot meltdown in the US"

    Japan, too, faces major changes. A graying economic superpower, it may be a society of old people by the early 21st Century. Because of our low birth rate, we might have to admit more foreign workers, skilled and unskilled, to provide basic services and keep the factories running. But these problems pale in comparison with the upheaval threatened by America`s demographic evolution. Do blacks and Hispanics, for instance, have the skills and knowledge to run an advanced industrial economy? If the answer is yes, America will maintain its vitality through the next century and beyond. But I`m skeptical. Consider black Africa, for example. Struggling against outside pressures to forge independent nation-states from different tribal cultures, the region is plagued by poverty, political instability and other serious problems. Former Spanish and Portuguese colonies in Latin America have also failed to create viable high-tech societies. Iberian and African cultural traits seem to impede industrialization.
     
    A week later someone named Irma Claudio penned this pathetic reply called "Minority Workers".

    Our commitment to bring excellence to the American economy is supported by our population growth. Hispanics will remain a vital part of this economy. Our solid values and our desire to excel uniquely prepare us, contrary to Mr. Aida`s thinking, to meet the American demand and need for talented, specialized human res ources and for a diverse base of knowledge.
     
    It's coming up on 26 years since these pieces first appeared. I think it is obvious which one was correct.

    It’s not quite as old as this rejected 1988 opinion piece solicited by the NYT, by environmentalist and writer Edward Abbey. I was a year out of high school in 1988. How the immigration problem can still be going on after nearly 30 years of relentless controversy and undeniable damage boggles the mind. It makes you think that every major political event since then such as the Iraq War was just a diversion from the real problem of keeping the borders open, no matter what. http://compassrosebooks.blogspot.com/2009/10/edward-abbey-on-immigration.html

    • Replies: @Frau Katze

    How the immigration problem can still be going on after nearly 30 years of relentless controversy and undeniable damage boggles the mind. It makes you think that every major political event since then such as the Iraq War was just a diversion from the real problem of keeping the borders open, no matter what. http://compassrosebooks.blogspot.com/2009/10/edward-abbey-on-immigration.html
     
    Hard to believe that in 1988 an environmentalist (that looks like the picture even!) wasn't a cheerleader for open borders. He'd be one now (or else an outcast from respected environmentalism).

    He lived 1927-1989. He was born the same year as my mother. My oldest child was 12 years old in 1988.
  20. The problem could be solved by allowing Steve Harvey to emcee all Entertainment industry award ceremonies ( Morgan Freeman, since he is in everything already could announce the nominees). Harvey could give the award to the black nominee then make himself the center of attention by having to recant and give the award to the actual winner.

  21. @Anon
    Loot the prize.

    Btw, Hillary was supposed to win in 2008. It was her turn, and according to unwritten party rules, Obama should have sat out that year cuz he hadn't paid his dues yet.

    But he snatched it from Hillary, and with full help from media.

    But then, in 2008, Hillary took it from Bernie. All sorts of dirty games.

    But Trump did the final grabbing.

    But Trump did the final grabbing.

    When you’re a star they let you do it!

  22. @Stan Adams

    I think we need more of this. I want to see Denzel Washington yank the Oscar out of Ryan Gosling’s hands and pistol whip his Canadian ass with it.

    In these troubled times, that would bring America together.
     
    Who are you, and what have you done with Steve Sailer?

    Whoever you are, that's an excellent idea. You should compile a list of white celebrities who are due for a good televised ass-whupping. I'd pay good money to watch Beyoncé pummel, say, Meryl Streep while shrieking "Check your privilege, bitch! Check it!"

    Useless trivia:

    Denzel Washington won his Best Actor (and Halle Berry her Best Actress) award in 2002 (15 years ago), several weeks after Tom Brady won his first Super Bowl. That was the first Super Bowl after 9/11.

    (I first wrote that Denzel won his first Oscar 15 years ago, but that was incorrect - he won Best Supporting Actor in 1990.)

    Stan at #16,

    I just discovered that I don’t comment enough to be allowed to use the LOL button.

    So, LOL!

  23. Bah, let them have all the Grammys if they want. I never understood the point of the Grammys anyway. In my view, musical taste is something that is so universally subjective, it makes no sense to single out certain artists as Winners of the Music every year.

  24. @Harry Baldwin
    The "Japanese official" was Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone, who in 1986 told a meeting of his Liberal Democratic Party, "So high is the level of education in our country that Japan's is an intelligent society. Our average score is much higher than those of countries like the U.S. There are many blacks, Puerto Ricans and Mexicans in America. In consequence the average score over there is exceedingly low."

    For uttering this outrageous hate-fact he had to profusely apologize.

    http://articles.latimes.com/1986-09-27/news/mn-10375_1_nakasone-apologizes-remarks

    I was in diapers back then so I don’t remember this, but it’s helpful to be reminded that our civilizational rot has deep roots. A small minority of US legislators were able to demand that the leader of our only real economic rival grovel before them, and grovel he did.

    Then again, Japan hasn’t truly been sovereign since the summer of 1945. This might be one of the most striking demonstrations of that fact.

    • Replies: @Anon
    The average Japanese person does not think like a sovereign individual who considers his opinion to be as good as anyone else's. That's how they ended up with a fascist government in 1940 in the first place. They went straight from absolute monarchy to fascism to kowtowing to the US government. The Japanese people in general have always chosen to be subservient to a strong ruler. That's what their history reveals about them.
    , @Daniel Chieh
    It is a wholly good thing that China, in comparison, has felt no particular desire to grovel before the glorious Eagle.
  25. @anonymous
    The original op-ed was written by Yuji Aida called, " Melting pot meltdown in the US"

    Japan, too, faces major changes. A graying economic superpower, it may be a society of old people by the early 21st Century. Because of our low birth rate, we might have to admit more foreign workers, skilled and unskilled, to provide basic services and keep the factories running. But these problems pale in comparison with the upheaval threatened by America`s demographic evolution. Do blacks and Hispanics, for instance, have the skills and knowledge to run an advanced industrial economy? If the answer is yes, America will maintain its vitality through the next century and beyond. But I`m skeptical. Consider black Africa, for example. Struggling against outside pressures to forge independent nation-states from different tribal cultures, the region is plagued by poverty, political instability and other serious problems. Former Spanish and Portuguese colonies in Latin America have also failed to create viable high-tech societies. Iberian and African cultural traits seem to impede industrialization.
     
    A week later someone named Irma Claudio penned this pathetic reply called "Minority Workers".

    Our commitment to bring excellence to the American economy is supported by our population growth. Hispanics will remain a vital part of this economy. Our solid values and our desire to excel uniquely prepare us, contrary to Mr. Aida`s thinking, to meet the American demand and need for talented, specialized human res ources and for a diverse base of knowledge.
     
    It's coming up on 26 years since these pieces first appeared. I think it is obvious which one was correct.

    The awfulness of Señora Claudio’ s response only proved Aida-san’s point.

    In no way did she even attempt to refute the thesis of his essay, which of course didn’t really even get to the heart of the matter.

    The future belongs to those with the fewest taboos.

    • Replies: @40 Acres and A Kardashian
    In no way did she even attempt to refute the thesis of his essay, which of course didn’t really even get to the heart of the matter.

    Yeah, but she did point out that, unlike Japan, America has "solid values" along with a "desire to excel" which "uniquely prepare us", so just forget all that Bell Curve nonsense.
  26. @40 Acres and A Kardashian
    What makes the racist treatment of Beyonce by the Grammy's even more disgusting is that in her acceptance speech, Adele revealed that she herself is a racist.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4219178/Adele-faces-backlash-Beyonce-black-friends-comment.html

    Nothing Adele could say could be more disgusting than the thought of her nude body.

    I have some level of sympathy for fat poor people but Adele could pay for the best personal trainers and executive chefs in the world for the rest of her life without spending 1% of the wealth she has now.

  27. Hopefully, this kind of stuff becoming common will result in even more white people waking up to what’s going on.

  28. @AndrewR
    The awfulness of Señora Claudio' s response only proved Aida-san's point.

    In no way did she even attempt to refute the thesis of his essay, which of course didn't really even get to the heart of the matter.

    The future belongs to those with the fewest taboos.

    In no way did she even attempt to refute the thesis of his essay, which of course didn’t really even get to the heart of the matter.

    Yeah, but she did point out that, unlike Japan, America has “solid values” along with a “desire to excel” which “uniquely prepare us”, so just forget all that Bell Curve nonsense.

    • Replies: @Daniel Chieh
    Wishing makes reality, it is a solidly American democratic virtue.
  29. @Eric Novak
    It's not quite as old as this rejected 1988 opinion piece solicited by the NYT, by environmentalist and writer Edward Abbey. I was a year out of high school in 1988. How the immigration problem can still be going on after nearly 30 years of relentless controversy and undeniable damage boggles the mind. It makes you think that every major political event since then such as the Iraq War was just a diversion from the real problem of keeping the borders open, no matter what. http://compassrosebooks.blogspot.com/2009/10/edward-abbey-on-immigration.html

    How the immigration problem can still be going on after nearly 30 years of relentless controversy and undeniable damage boggles the mind. It makes you think that every major political event since then such as the Iraq War was just a diversion from the real problem of keeping the borders open, no matter what. http://compassrosebooks.blogspot.com/2009/10/edward-abbey-on-immigration.html

    Hard to believe that in 1988 an environmentalist (that looks like the picture even!) wasn’t a cheerleader for open borders. He’d be one now (or else an outcast from respected environmentalism).

    He lived 1927-1989. He was born the same year as my mother. My oldest child was 12 years old in 1988.

  30. @Stan Adams

    I think we need more of this. I want to see Denzel Washington yank the Oscar out of Ryan Gosling’s hands and pistol whip his Canadian ass with it.

    In these troubled times, that would bring America together.
     
    Who are you, and what have you done with Steve Sailer?

    Whoever you are, that's an excellent idea. You should compile a list of white celebrities who are due for a good televised ass-whupping. I'd pay good money to watch Beyoncé pummel, say, Meryl Streep while shrieking "Check your privilege, bitch! Check it!"

    Useless trivia:

    Denzel Washington won his Best Actor (and Halle Berry her Best Actress) award in 2002 (15 years ago), several weeks after Tom Brady won his first Super Bowl. That was the first Super Bowl after 9/11.

    (I first wrote that Denzel won his first Oscar 15 years ago, but that was incorrect - he won Best Supporting Actor in 1990.)

    Who are you, and what have you done with Steve Sailer?

    He’s being sarcastic.

  31. Anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @thisisaknife
    Dark, Steve. I was thinking and feeling along similar lines. Liberals, anti-Trumpers, the left, they need to jump the shark hate hoaxing, rioting, punching "nazis" and so on. I've hesitated discussing things a couple times when I was inclined to try and talk some common sense to people, people I sort of care about and respect. Try to help them deal with their existential crises. But I thought to myself, yes, keep it up dear left-leaning, moral and compassionate GoodWhite, Trump is your Hitler -keep freaking out-. Wake the normies up to your mental derangement. When an enemy is making mistakes...

    Sometimes it helps to walk the left along towards the logical conclusion of their behavior and tell them what the outcome would be. Many of them are blind to it or are indulging in wishful thinking. It also helps to point out clear cases where the left is wrong and make them squirm. The more you increase their cognitive dissonance, the more likely they’ll suddenly collapse and change their mind. They may disagree with you vehemently in person, but they may also ponder what you say in private afterwards and come to the same conclusion you did. An important point is to never lose your temper and yell.

  32. Anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @AndrewR
    I was in diapers back then so I don't remember this, but it's helpful to be reminded that our civilizational rot has deep roots. A small minority of US legislators were able to demand that the leader of our only real economic rival grovel before them, and grovel he did.

    Then again, Japan hasn't truly been sovereign since the summer of 1945. This might be one of the most striking demonstrations of that fact.

    The average Japanese person does not think like a sovereign individual who considers his opinion to be as good as anyone else’s. That’s how they ended up with a fascist government in 1940 in the first place. They went straight from absolute monarchy to fascism to kowtowing to the US government. The Japanese people in general have always chosen to be subservient to a strong ruler. That’s what their history reveals about them.

  33. @bored identity
    Picking Denzel Washington as an exemplum for a blackity-blackness was a lousy choice.

    Samuel L. What's in My Wallet Jackson would be more plausible to imagine as a designated Associal Justice Hollywood Commando thugstering the ultimate shiny statue from Gary Oldman's maybe life-time achieving, but still overly privileged hands...

    Of course, Jackson would do it while reciting uncredited Weinstein's speech.

    Samuel L. What’s in My Wallet Jackson

    Samuel N word Jackson

  34. “Wu Tang is for the children.”

    I do not concur. Interesting perspective though.

  35. @AndrewR
    I was in diapers back then so I don't remember this, but it's helpful to be reminded that our civilizational rot has deep roots. A small minority of US legislators were able to demand that the leader of our only real economic rival grovel before them, and grovel he did.

    Then again, Japan hasn't truly been sovereign since the summer of 1945. This might be one of the most striking demonstrations of that fact.

    It is a wholly good thing that China, in comparison, has felt no particular desire to grovel before the glorious Eagle.

    • Agree: Dan Hayes
    • Replies: @AndrewR
    It's apples and oranges. Japan was directly controlled by the US for years and even today it remains militarily neutered and occupied by 50,000 US troops.

    Some very smart people say that Japan will truly throw the American yoke off in the coming decades. It would be interesting to see that undold.
  36. @40 Acres and A Kardashian
    In no way did she even attempt to refute the thesis of his essay, which of course didn’t really even get to the heart of the matter.

    Yeah, but she did point out that, unlike Japan, America has "solid values" along with a "desire to excel" which "uniquely prepare us", so just forget all that Bell Curve nonsense.

    Wishing makes reality, it is a solidly American democratic virtue.

  37. @Polynikes
    I remember when Charlie Pride stormed the stage at the CMAs.

    And I’m pretty sure Leontyne Price would rushed the stage if she lost some award to Beverly Sills.

  38. @Daniel Chieh
    It is a wholly good thing that China, in comparison, has felt no particular desire to grovel before the glorious Eagle.

    It’s apples and oranges. Japan was directly controlled by the US for years and even today it remains militarily neutered and occupied by 50,000 US troops.

    Some very smart people say that Japan will truly throw the American yoke off in the coming decades. It would be interesting to see that undold.

  39. Pop music is largely a producer’s medium and awards ceremonies are just intended to promote the talent and sell product. It is noticeable that a lot of the top female singers, like Gaga, Madonna, Beyonce, Carey, Spears. and Rihanna, seem to spend a lot of their time naked even when they are middle-aged, fat, and ugly.

    I guess singing is hot work, but perhaps it is just as well that Ella Fitzgerald is no longer with us.

    Perhaps they should have Grammy awards for best camel-toe, best tits, etc.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Madge and Britney are not fat. Madge is middle aged if she plans on living to 118 or so, but Britney is chronologically in her prime. She's 35. Seventy seems a reasonable longevity goal for her.

    She may not be particularly smart but she is buff.
  40. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Jonathan Mason
    Pop music is largely a producer's medium and awards ceremonies are just intended to promote the talent and sell product. It is noticeable that a lot of the top female singers, like Gaga, Madonna, Beyonce, Carey, Spears. and Rihanna, seem to spend a lot of their time naked even when they are middle-aged, fat, and ugly.

    I guess singing is hot work, but perhaps it is just as well that Ella Fitzgerald is no longer with us.

    Perhaps they should have Grammy awards for best camel-toe, best tits, etc.

    Madge and Britney are not fat. Madge is middle aged if she plans on living to 118 or so, but Britney is chronologically in her prime. She’s 35. Seventy seems a reasonable longevity goal for her.

    She may not be particularly smart but she is buff.

  41. Anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    A running joke in grammar school.

    Did you see Stevie Wonder’s new car?

    No? Neither did Stevie Wonder.

    Did you see Stevie Wonder’s grammy?

    No? Neither did Stevie Wonder.

  42. I know the Kanye moment has become a meme, but watching it just now–and the ODB version–makes clear just how profoundly rude and disrespectful it was. I don’t care a fig for the Grammies, but for the actual winners those were obviously big moments that were destroyed by random acts of blackness.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    It was the only time I can recall that Obama criticized a black man during his presidency. He said Kanye acted like a jackass, though I think he didn't realize he was on mike.
  43. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    So apparently the two major pillars of the Dem coalition, ghetto blacks (Ole Dirty Bastard) and good-think nice white lady moderate-feminists (Shawn Colvin) don’t share anything similar culturally I’m shocked.

  44. @Percy Gryce
    I know the Kanye moment has become a meme, but watching it just now--and the ODB version--makes clear just how profoundly rude and disrespectful it was. I don't care a fig for the Grammies, but for the actual winners those were obviously big moments that were destroyed by random acts of blackness.

    It was the only time I can recall that Obama criticized a black man during his presidency. He said Kanye acted like a jackass, though I think he didn’t realize he was on mike.

    • Replies: @Percy Gryce
    That was one of the two times that Obama the broken clock was right.
  45. @Harry Baldwin
    It was the only time I can recall that Obama criticized a black man during his presidency. He said Kanye acted like a jackass, though I think he didn't realize he was on mike.

    That was one of the two times that Obama the broken clock was right.

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