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They is on the lam

From Berkeleyside:

Police hunt for armed and dangerous Berkeley suspect after homicide, stabbing

January 6, 2017 11:46 pm

by Emilie Raguso

Police are looking for a person described as armed and dangerous who authorities say is responsible for Berkeley’s first homicide of 2017.

After a seriously wounded woman flagged someone down for help just north of the UC Berkeley campus shortly before noon Friday, police ultimately located a “violent crime” scene and discovered the body of a person they say has not been identified in the 2400 block of Ashby Avenue.

No information about the victim has been released.

Missing

An earlier Berkeleyside article identified this young woman as missing:

If you’re going to San Francisco
Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair …

Police have identified the wanted person as 24-year-old Pablo Gomez Jr. of North Hollywood. According to Gomez Jr.’s Facebook page, they are a UC Berkeley student who lives in Berkeley. [A friend contacted Berkeleyside after publication to say that Gomez Jr. uses the pronoun “they.” This story has been updated.]

Never misgender an accused murderer on the run.

Gomez Jr. has been described as Hispanic, is 5 foot 6 inches tall and 110 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes. Police ask anyone who sees Gomez Jr. to call 911 immediately.

“A witness who saw him earlier in the day reported that he had shaved his head which may have been done in an effort to alter his appearance,” police said in a statement released late Friday night.

… Gomez Jr. has been involved with UC Berkeley’s Queer Alliance Resource Center, according to the group’s Facebook page, and recently helped organize a chalk protest on campus related to sexual assault, the Daily Californian reported in September.

Gomez Jr. is studying “Chicanx/Latinx Studies” according to their Facebook page, and is a senior climate action fellow at Alliance for Climate Education.

This “fellow” word sounds triggering with its implicit gender assumptions. Maybe that’s why they did it?

When the cops catch them, will they be charged with conspiracy to commit murder? If they misbehave in prison, can they be put in solitary confinement?

Update: They is now in custody.

From Berkeleyside:

Suspect in custody after Berkeley homicide, stabbing
January 7, 2017 4:32 pm by Emilie Raguso

A UC Berkeley student wanted by police in connection with a homicide Friday, as well as a stabbing that sent a young woman to the hospital, is now in custody, authorities report.

Police identified the wanted person as 24-year-old Pablo Gomez Jr. of North Hollywood. According to Gomez Jr.’s Facebook page, they are a UC Berkeley student who lives in Berkeley. [A friend contacted Berkeleyside early Saturday to say Gomez Jr. uses the pronoun “they.”]

Berkeley Police Sgt. Andrew Frankel, department spokesman, said BPD got a call at 1:30 p.m. from a Burbank police officer who said Gomez Jr. was in their custody. They will now be booked into the LA County Jail.

Frankel said, shortly before 4:30 p.m., that BPD has not yet identified the homicide victim.

Authorities say the violence took place in the 2400 block of Ashby Avenue, east of Telegraph Avenue. A woman who had been stabbed at that location somehow made it to the 2600 block of Ridge Road, just north of the UC Berkeley campus, and was able to get help.

As a result of that investigation, police zeroed in on a house on Ashby where they found a body “much later.” No further information about that discovery has been provided.

Friends of a young woman named Emilie Inman, however, said she had some kind of connection to Gomez, and asked Berkeleyside to spread the word to the community Friday that she was missing. According to scanner recordings reviewed by Berkeleyside, her car was found in a driveway at one of the locations searched by police Friday.

Gomez Jr. is studying “Chicanx/Latinx Studies” according to their Facebook page, and is a senior climate action fellow at Alliance for Climate Education. (The “x” is a gender-neutral ending used to avoid a binary designation.) They were deeply involved in the campus activist community.

One person told Berkeleyside she had seen Gomez Jr.’s “advocacy work from a far and was always really impressed about it,” adding, “a lot are still in shock right now and need time to really process everything cause it’s so conflicting to [their] character.”

Wrote one supporter on Facebook: “I pray that my friend is ok …. And that all of this is a lie.”

There was some indication from people familiar with Gomez Jr. that mental health issues likely played a role in Friday’s violence.

Gomez Jr. posted often online about queer and transgender issues, and was deeply concerned about police brutality and a range of social justice causes. They wrote often about the importance of protesting unjust systems and fighting for equity, and expressed support for efforts such as shutting down freeways, “burning chiles at the door of the governor’s office to get them to respond to demands,” and questioning mainstream media on its depiction of crime and the treatment of minorities.

Their short bio on Twitter reads “nonbinary, pan xicanx who loves dr pepper.”

While growing up in Los Angeles, they attended Van Nuys High School.

Gomez Jr. has been involved with UC Berkeley’s Queer Alliance Resource Center, according to the group’s Facebook page, and helped organize a chalk protest on campus related to sexual assault, the Daily Californian reported in September.

Gomez Jr. also appeared in a YouTube video, viewed nearly 35,000 times, entitled “Students at Berkeley Vandalize Trump Cutout, Assault College Republicans.” In the video, Gomez Jr. can be seen tugging at the cardboard cutout, saying, “This is fucked up, this is really fucked up,” while smiling and remaining calm but assertive.

The investigation has already caught the attention of conservative political commentator and writer Ann Coulter, who posted about it on Facebook and Twitter. Many on the right, including members of the UC Berkeley community, have begun pointing at the case to argue against identity politics, preferred pronouns and related issues.

Here’s the missing girl’s Facebook page.

Personally, I appreciate NorCal hippie chicks, like my cousin’s wife G., and do not approve of them being slashed.

 
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  1. We are not amused.

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  2. Calling the perp “they” won’t at all be confusing in the hunt for the lone killer. Such a sad story. Another young starry-eyed white hippie chick killed by her exotic romantic interest. But what’s most important is we call the killer by the pronoun for which some idiot sez he prefers.

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  3. Although there is no shortage of complete wackos in Berkeley, its worth noting that the student population is nowhere near as radical as it is commonly portrayed.

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  4. I had to look up Latinx and Chicanx. Those are the “gender inclusive” terms replacements for the ludicrous terms Chicano and Latino. I found this article explaining that the new terms do something with the “intersectionality” of something. Apparently, the use of proper English is slavery.

    We have all become conditioned to expect colleges to be full of people specializing in nonsense like Queer Chicano Studies. Everyone just shrugs it off, but how long can we allow the mentally unbalanced to run wild like this? America is a rich country so we can indulge a lot, but there has to be a limit.

    I’m trying to think of example in the olden thymes when masses of people believed things that were obvious lunacy. Some wise ass will be tempted to mention Christianity, but that just means you’re stupid. The post-scarcity age is coming with new challenges, like how to keep the functionally insane under control.

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  5. This “fellow” word sounds triggering with its implicit gender assumptions. Maybe that’s why they did it?

    And while Raguso went along with this murderer’s perfectly reasonable desire to only be referred to as “they,” the idiots in the local PD won’t stop triggering him with “he,” “his,” etc; who’s really more concerned about violent criminals, here?

    Obviously this Pablo Gomez fellow can only get away with this nonsense in places like Berkely. Where I come from, you announce that kind of nonsense, and “they” will never refer to you as anything but “he” for the rest of your life. If you’re lucky. If you aren’t, it’ll be “she,” or “it.”

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    On his facebook page (https://archive.is/uCvsH) he shared what I think is the most obnoxious article I have ever seen (http://everydayfeminism.com/2016/04/undocumented-rights/).

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  7. If they catch “them”, are “they” going to be charged with conspiracy to commit murder? And will “they” be tried separately or together?

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  8. In this case, the trans information might be useful. At 5’6″ and 110 lbs, I think it’d be helpful to know whether this person looks like a short man or thin, androgynous female.

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  9. Perhaps the perpetrators have fled to Mount Kilimanjaro.

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  10. [A friend contacted Berkeleyside after publication to say that Gomez Jr. uses the pronoun “they.” This story has been updated.]

    2017, when you can’t tell if 4chan prank or real. And most importantly, journalists definitely can’t.

  11. 1/ He wants people to know he’s not a queen.

    2/ o/t

    re: the ‘War’ on Christmas and Russophobia?

    schastlivogo Rozhdestva

    (note: I’m the only one here fighting against both this way-oh well.)

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  12. schastlivogo Rozhdestva — Счастливого Рождества —
    — Merry Christmas to everybody (in Russian orthodox calendar) !!!

  13. Hopefully not OT, but more sickening than the pro-noun “they.”

    California Murder Convict Becomes First U.S. Inmate to Have State-Funded Sex Reassignment Surgery (LA Times, 1/7/2017)

    A 57-year-old convicted killer serving a life sentence has become the first U.S. inmate to receive state-funded sex-reassignment surgery, the prisoner’s attorneys confirmed Friday.

    California prison officials agreed in August 2015 to pay for the surgery for Shiloh Heavenly Quine, formerly known as Rodney James, who was convicted of first-degree murder, kidnapping, and robbery for ransom committed in Los Angeles County in 1980 and has no possibility of parole.

    The Transgender Law Center proclaimed “This historic settlement is a tremendous victory, not just for Shiloh and transgender people in prison, but for all transgender people who have ever been denied medical care or basic recognition of our humanity just because of who we are,” said Kris Hayashi, Executive Director of Transgender Law Center, which represented Shiloh along with pro bono counsel from the law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

    In Quine’s case, the state said that the surgery is “medically necessary.” Under the settlement, Quine will receive the surgery and after the surgery will be moved to a female state prison facility.

    Quine was diagnosed with gender dysphoria in 2008 and began receiving hormone therapy as prescribed by prison clinicians in 2009. Her female appearance and male genitalia is a source of “profound distress,” according to Randi C. Ettner, a transgender specialist, hired by Quine to provide expert testimony.

    Quine, 56, has attempted suicide, suffers from depression and anxiety as a result of her gender dysphoria and has been the subject of harassment by inmates and prison staff, Ettner said.

    “Without surgery, Ms. Quine will succumb to feelings of hopelessness and despair and will be at great risk for emotional destabilization and suicide,” Ettner wrote.

    Sources: Los Angeles Times, January 7, 2017, San Bernardino Sun, August 10, 2015, and Transgender Law Center, August 7, 2015

    I guess California liberals, transgenderists, and social justice warriors do not want a convicted murderer to suffer from depression, anxiety, hopelessness, or despair, some emotions his victim will never feel, although I imagine the homicide victim did feel “profound distress“ while being kidnapped and murdered by Mr. James.

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  14. We all know that Gomeztic Violence is among the most MSM underreported crimes in this country.

    They have to go.

  15. I live about 1/4 mile from the location of the murder. It’s a little hard to read in the poor lighting in the pic on the Berkeleyside page that Steve cited, but the signs read “Not my president” and “We stand with Standing Rock”. The house is set back from the street and I never noticed the signs before taking a stroll there just now.

    Ashby Avenue is a very busy street that runs from the I-80 freeway by the bay East through South Berkeley, and then up into the hills past the Claremont Hotel, turning into the Hwy 13 freeway that runs through a portion of the Oakland Hills. The house where the murder happened is across the street from Alta Bates Hospital.

    On the same block there is a sign that says “Love Trumps Hate” with a red heart in place of the “o” in “love”, and a couple doors down from that, a sign that reads “Always stay humble and kind”.

    The comments are amusing and the moderator closed them.

    It’s also not clear at this point that the missing dreadlocked young woman is one of “their” victims, but she apparently knew “them”. The homicide victim, as well as another woman who was stabbed but survived, has not been identified.

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  16. Berkeley is too Asian to be crazy in its undergrad population. The grad students are pretty batshit.

    I can’t believe the papers would call him “they”. that’s just…tragic.

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  17. In medieval and far into Imperial times in Hungarian and the languages of people ruled by Hungary, the third person plural was the proper form of address for nobility.

    However, that was applied with grammatical consistency. None of this “they are a UC Berkeley student who lives in Berkeley” or “Gomez Jr. is studying ‘Chicanx/Latinx Studies’ according to their Facebook page.”

    It is begging for the Erzsebet Bathory treatment.

  18. Oops-he may be a queen (so why ‘they?)

  19. shaved his head which may have been done in an effort to alter his appearance

    This may well be true.

  20. Weird article, Ashby ave. is south of campus, not north.

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  21. “Gomez Jr. has been described as Hispanic,”

    If you post this article on Tariq Nasheed’s Twitter page he will classify Pablo Gomez Jr. as a White Hispanic and not just simply a Hispanic.

    Tariq Nasheed’s definition of a White Hispanic is any Hispanic who commits a violent crime and his definition of a Hispanic Person Of Color is any Hispanic who is law abiding.

  22. Despite its role in the birth of campus activism starting with Mario Savio and the Free Speech Movement 50+ years ago and the resulting reputation, that is true. UC Berkeley is no more whackjob left than any other major American college or university. It’s dominated by hard-working, career-oriented Asian and Asian-American students.

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  23. I had to look up Latinx and Chicanx. Those are the “gender inclusive” terms replacements for the ludicrous terms Chicano and Latino. I found this article explaining that the new terms do something with the “intersectionality” of something. Apparently, the use of proper English is slavery.

    Always kinda thought that Latinx (pronounced, at least on my campus, “Latin-ex”) was popular with Hispanic SJWs because it makes them sound like the X-Men….

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  24. The article is referring to fact that the stabbing victim who survived somehow made her way to Ridge Road which is just north of campus.

  25. One wonders how much longer Asians, at least, will continue to share with these AA dregs the universities they are colonizing from trad Americans. Unlike Jews, who pretty much all know the score, Asians are presumably concerned about AA degrading the brands they are pursuing.

    I tried searching for that article from decades ago that essentially predicted BLM-style militancy as inevitable, given underperforming students being incessantly praised and coddled, despite their failure. No luck – anyone have a link?

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  26. its worth noting that the student population is nowhere near as radical as it is commonly portrayed.

    Well sure if you took a poll, the asian majority with practical majors is not going to be especially radical. But it is the white and NAM population that still run things at Berkeley notwithstanding the politically apathetic asian majority. And they are still quite leftist.

    But on another point, Berkeley is less left because it still requires a high IQ to be admitted, so there are not so many mean-regressed children of South Asian muslim immigrants who are starting to dominate the less selective Cal State campuses and are virulently anti-jewish and anti-white.

    So the cute dreadlock girl is more typical of a politically active Berkeley student, while at the mean-regressed South Asians are more typical of less selective schools:

    View post on imgur.com

    I think this kind of shows how “left” and “liberal” are starting to become excessively vague. On one hand, you have a very white group of Bernie-voting leftists who care about protecting the environment, opposing trade deals, curbing corporate power, gay rights, etc. On the other you have a left that is centered on its hatred of white people.

    Both groups saw what they wanted in blank-canvas Obama, but the anti-white Dems knew Bernie didn’t share their hate of white people, and the Bernie Bros and old blue collar union Dems could feel the increasingly open hatred of them from Hillaryland.

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  27. Ms. Raguso has just informed the Berkeleyside readership that comments about pronouns will not be approved. To which someone intelligently responded, “let me understand this: part of your story is about how pronouns are a story but no comments are allowed about that?”

    Of course we iSteve readers know that the only way the powers that be can force something like “transgenderism” that flies in the face of reality and common sense onto us ignorant masses is via suppression of any dissent. In other words, coercion.

    Gotta love Berkeley, home of the Free Speech Movement.

    Berkeleyside does pretty well when it comes to reporting on openings and closings of local restaurants and other businesses.

  28. I am OK with mentioning a Christian example:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower_of_Babel

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  29. Those are the “gender inclusive” terms replacements for the ludicrous terms Chicano and Latino.

    Latinx means what Latino used to mean since Latino is also the male equivalent of the female Latina.

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    “Never misgender an accused murderer on the run.”

    This is f’d up. Our country is truly insane.

  31. The ironic thing is that in Spanish, this sort of language stuff simply doesn’t work. You cannot talk about a person without using either a male or female gender. Even saying that the person is missing or wanted by the police, the adjectives need to refer to the person’s gender.

    I’d really like to meet a Latinx (that’s a word that I don’t know how to pronounce in English, let alone Spanish, where it doesn’t parse), and ask exactly how this works in the Spanish language. Or is it just a game they play in English, and in their native language they talk like a reasonable human being?

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  32. The most foolish thing about these confused goofballs and their ‘pronoun of choice’ is that anyone speaking to him would say ‘you,’ which is singular and plural. No one speaking to him is going to refer to ‘him/them.’ Maybe his friends – if he has any – might say ‘should we see if they want to come with us?’ To which the inevitable reply will be ‘They who?’

  33. It’s amazing how well most of those old Python skits still hold up today. Does any other comedy that is nearly 50 years old still feel as fresh and edgy in 2016?

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  34. I’m orginally from Berkeley myself and I am little surprised at the article, because it suggests that the murder happened really at the southern limits of the city itself and then one victim walked all the way back up Telegraph, across campus, and then 2-3 blocks into the Northside. With a hospital just a couple blocks away. What am I missing?

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  35. It’s dominated by hard-working, career-oriented Asian and Asian-American students.

    At Berkeley, the Chicanx don’t feel they’re as respected as are the Chinx.

  36. Thanks for the link.

    Pablo Gomez was an obsessive white hater, which points to his murder of the white girl as a hate crime. His posts were all about hating white Americans, BLM, and anti-Israel stuff.

    The last post he wrote himself (as opposed to a share) was:

    Bay Area Family,
    especially Black-identifying folks, but also any who are looking for healing:
    There will be an Atzintli (Water) Ceremony at Lake Merritt tomorrow at 6:30pm dedicated to healing ourselves and our ancestors from the murders of our Black siblings. Please reach out to me if you’re interested, I’d love to be there with friends

    Based on this post and his height and color, he looks to be an illegal Salvadorian who signed up for Obama’s DACA/”Dreamers” executive amnesty:

    Folks!
    Does anyone know how the recently renewed Temporary Protected Statues (TPS) affects Salvadoreñx youth who have already been granted DACA?
    Please tag anyone you think might be able to help

    Here’s another post he wrote:

    Update for my loved ones,
    I am currently sitting on the Oakland Freeway with thousands of folks who are committed to staying here until the Mayor and Police Commissioner join us. Our demands at this moment stand to disarm the police and work to abolish our current police structure. Our demands will not stop at abolishing the police. We will transform every structure that is posioned by a toxic whiteness that threatens Black lives every day. No one is free until we’re all free.

    Here’s Pablo vandalizing a Bank of the West ad that says “Go West” because it is “imperialist.”

    View post on imgur.com

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  37. I’m so old I remember when “xe” was the preferred pronoun for trans folks.

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  38. “Always kinda thought that Latinx (pronounced, at least on my campus, “Latin-ex”) was popular with Hispanic SJWs because it makes them sound like the X-Men….”

    Hispanics are more Too Fast Too Furious fans than they are X-Men fans.

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  39. It’s also not clear at this point that the missing dreadlocked young woman is one of “their” victims, but she apparently knew “them”.

    All we know is that this woman has appropriated a hairstyle of the marginalized, and we can’t get over it. As another posted, we are not amused.

  40. “I think this kind of shows how “left” and “liberal” ”

    are now “proggslam”.

  41. The underlying problem is that this crap happens in the cities, and us guys with the 30-06′s and shotguns don’t.

  42. I would guess that numerically Berkeley graduate students are dominated by those in the sciences and engineering.

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  43. Ironically, people routinely use “they” or “them” to refer to a single person, a someone. It’s as if they were afraid to use the terribly personal him if her.

    This dork just takes it a logical step further.

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  44. Radical queer activists should not be confused with transgenders, the old guard of which despise these people.

    The “gender-neutral” b.s. has been very much the outcome of the last decade’s worth of university identity politics. I’m in my late twenties so I saw this play out firsthand. Essentially, these guys A. adopt Cultural Marxism, then B. become “gender-neutral” for the extra oppression points– while still “presenting” as male in every other respect… and the girls eat it up, by the way.

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  45. “Here’s Pablo vandalizing a Bank of the West ad that says “Go West” because it is “imperialist.”

    He blames White people for El Salvador being a 3rd World hellhole.

  46. Reference to two “immigrant parents” in his comments may support your assumption:

    The ACE Blog
    Where Are They Now? Pablo Gomez

    By Pablo Gomez | November 19, 2014

    This is a guest blog post by Pablo Gomez, a former ACE Action Fellow from Los Angeles and current student at UC Berkeley.

    …Throughout my youth, my experiences primed me to become just the leader that ACE was seeking to unleash. See, growing up poor as the son of two immigrant parents in the San Fernando Valley, I didn’t have a lot of choices about the food I ate. And as I got older, I started questioning why certain communities had fresh, organic produce at every corner, while all we could afford was packaged and processed snacks and GMO “frankenveggies”. It was when I started doing my own research and getting involved with ACE and the environmental movement that I made the connections between food availability and climate change. I began seeing the social and political constructs that hold our world the way it is, and I wanted to change them….

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  47. “he looks to be an illegal Salvadorian who signed up for Obama’s DACA/”Dreamers” executive amnesty:”

    We should return the “highly” educated they. El Salvador surely needs their talents.

  48. The ironic thing is that in Spanish, this sort of language stuff simply doesn’t work.

    Sure you can, just requires a lot more work since Spanish is much more gendered.

    “The child wants to be a rich lawyer” would normally be

    “El nino quiere ser abogado rico”

    but could also be:

    “Le ninx quiere ser abogadx ricx”

  49. Blackwater, then Xe, then Academi, it’s hard to keep track.

  50. It’s genetic.

  51. Hey Steve, OT but I just saw the movie Assassins Creed (I know..)

    As you would expect, in the beginning there is the usual nod to progressive pieties, namely muslims in Spain claiming they were fighting for “freedom” from Spanish Catholics – yawn.

    But what caught my attention was later in the film when the french doctor tells the protagonist that she wants to cure aggression, she had tested him and he was positive for MAOA and in fact he “was the proof that aggression is hereditary”

    Somebody in Hollywood is reading you and the HBD sphere. I didn’t expect this “hate fact” to slip out in a low brow movie, but then I didn’t expect Angry Birds to be so Shit-Lordy either.

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  52. What a fantastic text for Social Justice Buzzword Bingo contest.

  53. “Reference to two “immigrant parents” in his comments may support your assumption:”

    There are not many El Salvadorian Americans in The U.S who are not anchor babies. Mass immigration from El Salvador into The U.S is a relatively recent phenomenon. Not many El Salvadorians have family roots in The U.S that extend before the 1980s. How many El Salvadorians were living in The U.S when Jaws was released in theaters during the summer of 1975? Like 7.

  54. It’s been a grammatical development in the past 40 years to use “they” for an antecedent in place of the “he or she” formulation, I use it myself. (How would our Chicanx phrase that, “I use it themself”?) I think it’s actually acceptable usage now.

    I remember it got going in the ’70′s because of the assumption that pronouns referring to antecedents (“while 40 years ago a sociologist might believe that x and y, today he would ….”) were usually male and it was decided that was sexist. So then a compromise was “he or she”. Since that is cumbersome, someone hit on the bright idea of alternating pronouns for antecedents (“while previous presidents have been male, today, she can be any gender …..”) which was completely confusing because it automatically sent one looking for the antecedent feminine subject.

    So “they” is an acceptable compromise. They think.

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  55. “Love Trumps Hate”

    I really, really like this one. It unites Americans. The left think “Love Trumps Hate,” and everyone else “Loves Trump’s Hate.”

    Always kinda thought that Latinx (pronounced, at least on my campus, “Latin-ex”)

    Why not start a trend? Say “latinks” instead. You can feign obtuseness when people try to correct you.

    Chicanx

    Even better: “Chicanks.”

    Twinks and skanks.

    Hispanics are more Too Fast Too Furious fans than they are X-Men fans.

    How much hispanics in general have in common with the latinks and chicanks is anybody’s guess.

  56. When I saw the caption to the suspect’s pic, I thought the blog had switched to Ebonics.

  57. The article says that the woman had reportedly been dropped off in the area after the assault.

    It’s a close to two mile walk with significant uphill that would be challenging for many people who hadn’t just received a stab wound.

  58. Does any other comedy that is nearly 50 years old still feel as fresh and edgy in 2016?

    Airplane came out 1 year after Life of Brian. Don’t know about edgy but just as funny, along with Top Secret.

    http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0080339/

  59. “Always kinda thought that Latinx (pronounced, at least on my campus, “Latin-ex”) was popular with Hispanic SJWs because it makes them sound like the X-Men….”

    Hispanics are more Too Fast Too Furious fans than they are X-Men fans.

    Yeah, but the X-Men still have “intersectional” appeal; plus, “X” is the coolest letter in the alphabet.

  60. I’ve been told I’m paranoid, but this proves it –
    they’s out to get me!

  61. Hence the reason for this insanity. “… and the girls eat it up, by the way” is the most damning part of this.

    Make Latinx or whatever lunacy these dudes adopt as about as sexy as an electrical engineering major and it will disappear very quickly. The reason this stuff is self-perpetuating in College Campuses is because White girls eat it up.

    White girls won’t change. And its not mind-rays, otherwise a zillion horny nerdy White guys would be hypnotizing them into bed every night. White male behavior has to change from cooperative pedestalization to challenging A level A-holeness of Alpha Agression.

  62. Can they even be put in solitary confinement?

    And if the cops offer a plea deal, will they find themselves in the Prisoner’s Dilemma?

  63. Food deserts, climate change, GMO, immigration… It all connects somehow!

    I’m afraid they didn’t have one cogent thought in their pretty little head.

  64. It is pretty ironic that this misguided asshole would get so worked up about “social justice” but then wouldn’t be moved enough by thoughts of boring old regular justice to refrain from taking a young girl’s life.

    I guess they don’t cover the social justice implications of murder at Berkeley.

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  65. What would he do with a compass?

    And if you’re from Latin America, isn’t it “north” that’s imperialist instead of “west”?

    And in the new Trump-Putin alliance, isn’t “east” evil now too?

    And going south sounds like self-deportation, so no doubt a microaggression.

    Nothing to do but sit down where you are and wait for the world to end.

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  66. In Spanish the adjectival form ending in ‘o’ may be inclusive. For example ‘ellos’ meaning ‘they’ could refer to two or more boys, or to two or more persons of different sexes (usually male and female, though potentially others). ‘Ellas’, the feminine form of ‘they’ can refer only to two or more females.

    In any case, an adjective agrees in gender with the noun it qualifies, so in ‘Latino studies’ the word in Spanish would have the same grammatical gender as ‘studies’, although this does not apply in English.

    Needless to say, there is a difference between the grammatical gender of nouns and voluntarily selected ‘gender’ of humans who also have a sex which is defined by the chromosomes, not by the type of clothes and hairstyles they choose to wear, or by amputating body parts.

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  67. They is on the lam.

    Since this has a completely different (but entirely acceptable!) meaning in Ebonics, the left may have reached the point of mutual incomprehensibility.

  68. Yeah that seems really strange. Why didn’t she get medical help and/or call the cops? She couldn’t have been that badly injured if she got all the way there. I’ll bet she was either somehow complicit in the crime or is weirdly trying to defend “they” “them” “it(?)” by not ratting out the perpetrator to the police “pigs(?)” just like ghetto blacks who often will put their hate whitey principles before even seeking justice for themselves.

  69. The use of ‘they’ seems to be much more common in the UK than in the US, for example Brits would refer to a soccer team like Manchester City as ‘they’ even though the word city is singular, because, presumably, ‘team’ is understood to refer collectively to multiple individuals.

    To an American “England are playing well. They are on top” sounds completely ungrammatical, though I suppose you can say the United States of America are playing well and have been on top from the start.

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  70. Remember Ira Einhorn? He was an environmental activist who murdered his girlfriend and stuffed her body in a trunk before skipping bail and fleeing to France, where he became a minor celebrity while fighting extradition to the US tooth and nail. He was defended by Arlen Spectre and was able to make bail after being given money by a wealthy heiress of the Seagram company; she was apparently one of many Einhorn was able to con with his hippie BS.

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  71. Things would be a lot less confusing if we all just called each other Bruce.

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  72. Authorities say the violence took place in the 2400 block of Ashby Avenue, east of Telegraph Avenue.

    IIRC, wasn’t there a Berkeley Coop store at Telegraph and Ashby?

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  73. It’s just a difference in the way the two nations tend to use collective nouns. Though American, I actually follow the practice more predominant in Britain, myself. I find it makes more sense.

  74. No, they is in left field…

  75. Latinx are new minks.

    Any decent tradwife should coat herself with one to get ready for Emperor’s Trump coronation.

    Rumor has it that Donald The Wallior himself will wear a beautiful Fox pelt on this ocasión especial.

  76. Another instance of an AA ingrate with delusions of a moral crusade, fantasies of civil rights martyrdom like Malcolm X or Bobby Kennedy? Certainly a fantasy that could have been assisted with some heavy drug use.

    Recycling that San Fran hippy, flowers-in-your-hair mythology calls to mind an interview George Harrison gave….when asked about his encounter with hippy San Fran (Haight Ashbury) in 1966, he recalled w/ much disappointment that it was filled with tawdry looking, pimple-faced grungy misfits. Hardly a mecca for beautiful people.

    btw iSteve….close call at the FLL horror the other day. The perp being Esteban Sa_
    Don’t be doing a Cal-Mex version of a Rachel Dolezal reverse assimilation on us.
    It seems we already have US Hispanics assimilating towards Islam. The world is already mad!

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  77. Why are they throwing the metal horns? Back in Sept. 2013, at the Chicago Navy Pier IMAX 3D showing of the Metallica movie “Metallica Through The Never,” the theater had a substantial number of female Muslims with hijabs.

  78. “And if you’re from Latin America, isn’t it “north” that’s imperialist instead of “west”?”

    Do you see Latin America as culturally/racially part of The West? And when Muslims say they hate The West, do you think they are including Latin America in their definition?

    And if Latin America is culturally/racially part of The West, what’s wrong with open borders? These Westerners from Latin America can all be easily assimilated into U.S society, after all they celebrate Christmas and they come from Catholic nations.

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  79. It’s interesting, though. Apparently people tend to describe gendered nouns with characteristics corresponding to the gender of the noun, so Germans thought ‘Die Brucke’ was elegant and refined, whereas Spaniards thought ‘el puente’ was strong and sturdy…

  80. My suggested pronoun would be: “it”; rhymes with “shit” which is appropriate.

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  81. Are they making a gang sign with their hands?

  82. ps: what he says at the end of the video is “down is the new up.”

  83. Yes. There has been a Whole Foods there at least since the mid-90′s.

  84. Well that’s a fine Bob’s your uncle!

    Doubt that one has long to live on youtube.

  85. Latinxes love comic books.

  86. Their insistence on “they” had the unintended consequence of the article referring to them as “Gomez” far more than it otherwise would’ve.

  87. Variants in Monoamine oxidase A being associated with increased violent behaviour is a pretty common factoid among ‘normies’. I wouldn’t read too much into it, but it is amazing how many people you’d never suspect do read ‘alt right’ sites and know the forbidden.

    The real revelation from that film is that Michael Fassbender is willing to donate his body to star in a video game movie just to be the leading man in an action film. *best Trump impression* Sad!

  88. I’m trying to think of example in the olden thymes when masses of people believed things that were obvious lunacy.

    The masses have always been susceptible to that sort of thing. The difference today is that the universities, which have always prided themselves on being places where superstitions go to die, are now where they’re most acute. The elites (sic) have surpassed the masses.

    I think we’re living through the apocalypse of Niceanity. It isn’t looking like their eschaton is going to be immanentized.

  89. Out of 10,500 graduate students it is around 4,000.

    http://grad.berkeley.edu/programs/rankings-stats/

  90. >>I’m so old I remember when “xe” was the preferred pronoun for trans folks.

    I’m so old I remember when there was no such thing as trannies.

  91. There’s a tendency, especially among people who were too young to be there, to conflate the hippies with the New Left. While there was definitely overlap, and the hippies certainly supported all the trendy causes, they were non-violent, and more into mind-expansion (through drugs and Eastern spiritual practices) and the arts than into fomenting revolution.

    Flowers in your hair did not equal manning the barricades. And the hippies were certainly not into being martyrs.

    Even within the San Francisco music community there was a split between the Jefferson Airplane, who eagerly signed onto the New Left — well, Paul and Grace anyway, Jorma and Jack just wanted to play music — and the Grateful Dead, who other than participating in a few ill-conceived benefits, were steadfastly apolitical.

    Bill Ayers and Bernie Dohrn were not hippies.

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  92. “It seems we already have US Hispanics assimilating towards Islam. The world is already mad!”

    Nobody knows what the true number of Muslims is in Latin America. Estimates range to as low as 100,000 to as high as 4 million.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latin_American_Muslims

    I doubt it is anywhere near as high as the latter. The last time I was in Brazil I didn’t see any women wearing hijabs or burqas.

    I went to a Lebanese restaurant in Sao Paulo which is owned by a married couple and the guy did not have his wife dressed in Islamic garb, but she does have a MENA phenotype.

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  93. What would he do with a compass?

    I thought the same thing. Then I remembered reading about the old Fred Allen radio show, and how there was a character named Senator Claghorn, a pompous Southerner who wouldn’t use a regular compass because it pointed North (dang Yankees!) so he had one that was oriented South.

    Maybe they’ll someday be maps and compasses that only have East.

  94. They have arrested “they”. By the time they are done with “they”, “they” will be doing some hard time. They will not be nice to “they” in Folsom. If “they” is going to survive, “they” better stop calling themselves “they”, or they is going to beat the crap out of “they”. They are not going to respect “they’s” choice of pronoun in Folsom, they are just going to call “they” bitch. “They” should have thought their actions through because they aren’t going to to humor “they” like “they’s” SJW friends did.

  95. Nobody does this kind of thing in Hispanophone cultures.

    I’ve spent a lot of time on Spanish-speaking university campuses, at both technical and liberal arts schools. I only once encountered a SJW-leaning young Latino person. He wanted to speak English with me which made me suspicious. Sure enough, his Spanish was terrible because he didn’t grow up in the country; he was visiting his cousin—a sweet fresh-faced friend of mine—on campus. This budding SJW’s own school, it finally came out, was located in California.

    But he was sure eager to pin the supposed sins of cultural appropriation on me. I appropriated his culture right out from under him and if I’d played my hand just a little better, I bet I’d have appropriated his cousin, too.

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  96. Cool to see to posting on Berkeleyside, Steve. I wonder if any of the readership has a clue who you are.

    Our reputation in Berserkeley is well-deserved but the comments on Berkeleyside often express a fed-upness with the political correctness, certain fringe lefty characters like Zachary Running Wolf who never goes away, the growing homeless problem, the general stagnation and incompetence of the city government, etc.

    Many posts of the “I’m a liberal but this is ridiculous” variety. And when the race of a violent crime or street robbery isn’t mentioned, the moderators are called on it and the knowledge that a certain demographic is largely responsible is at least implied.

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  97. Mine eyes are so far misted over with blood that I must strain to see mine own outstretched hand. I know that I am beset on all sides by avid enemies, and yet can hardly discern them for this consuming fury. I would lay them low with an enterprising conduct, and yet my hands are bound, my weaponry seized, and my allies occluded by the malady that withers fellowship.

    I raise my voice in prayer. Oh God, grant us the fortitude to defeat our enemies! Grant us strength and a soldier’s stern calm in the tempest. Give us the fortitude to protect what and whom we love. God bless America.

  98. “And if you’re from Latin America, isn’t it “north” that’s imperialist instead of “west”?”

    Do you see Latin America as culturally/racially part of The West?

    That’s an interesting question. Clearly, some Latin Americans (e.g., Borges) are very much part of the West.But the radical “Latinx’s” that I have known all regard themselves as fundamentally non-Western.

    If memory serves, Samuel Huntington saw Latin America as occupying a kind of liminal position vis-à-vis the Western World, partly in and partly out.

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  99. And if Latin America is culturally/racially part of The West, what’s wrong with open borders? These Westerners from Latin America can all be easily assimilated into U.S society, after all they celebrate Christmas and they come from Catholic nations.

    Well, we have New Mexico and Florida as examples of what happens in Anglo-America when Latin Americans are too numerous. Neither example is something that I would like to see spread…..

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  100. If those who insist on saying ‘they’, someone should respond along these sort of lines:

    thttps://youtu.be/Qc8-G7gbkms?t=70

  101. He’ll certainly be treated as a queen if he ends up in prison.

  102. Yes, I agree. Not too much. Tom Lehrer still holds up for me, even after fifty years. Fred Allen is still quite witty. And Bob and Ray routines (maybe about 40-50 years old now). Also some of the comics from the 70s: Robert Klein, George Carlin, Steve Martin. And as commenter “Anonym” said, the ZAZ (Zucker Abrahams Zucker) movies (about 25-35 years old), though not “edgy”, are still funny.

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  103. Look, I am not politically correct. But how many transexual latinos are violent ? Is this the big problem on Americas streets ?

  104. I’ve spent a lot of time on Spanish-speaking university campuses, at both technical and liberal arts schools. I only once encountered a SJW-leaning young Latino person.

    Really? I’ve met dozens of SJW academics from Latin American unis.

  105. “That’s an interesting question. Clearly, some Latin Americans (e.g., Borges) are very much part of the West.But the radical “Latinx’s” that I have known all regard themselves as fundamentally non-Western.

    If memory serves, Samuel Huntington saw Latin America as occupying a kind of liminal position vis-à-vis the Western World, partly in and partly out.”

    On an invidual basis how do we define which Latin Americans are Westerners and which Latin Americans are not Westerners? There are many Latin Americans with Nonwhite phenotypes who are Honorary White people because they regard the West as the best like the Brown Mexican Trump supporter Juan Hernandez from San Jose, California. And there are many Latin Americans with Conquistador phenotypes who are extremely hostile towards Western culture because they embrace open borders, communism, and other Far Left Wing causes in general.

    So we should base it on behavior more than phenotype when it comes to who is a Westerner in the Latino/Hispanic community in The U.S.

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  106. He is one of your neighbors Steve (from North Hollywood, taken in by Burbank PD). He was worried about the “toxicity of whiteness” my guess is he saw you at the mall and lost it.

  107. “Remember Ira Einhorn? He was an environmental activist who murdered his girlfriend and stuffed her body in a trunk before skipping bail and fleeing to France, where he became a minor celebrity while fighting extradition to the US tooth and nail. He was defended by Arlen Spectre and was able to make bail after being given money by a wealthy heiress of the Seagram company; she was apparently one of many Einhorn was able to con with his hippie BS.”

    Ira Einhorn, Arlen Specter, the Seagrams’ company……………….. Was the connection really “hippie BS”?

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  108. there was a split

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGEIMCWob3U

  109. “Well, we have New Mexico and Florida as examples of what happens in Anglo-America when Latin Americans are too numerous. Neither example is something that I would like to see spread…..”

    I also would not like to see neither example spread. I was just questioning Chrisnonymous who is confused why someone from El Salvador would be anti-Western civilization. So I wonder if he considers El Salvador and Latin America in general to be part of Western civilization, and if he does than using his logic open borders is not so bad right?

  110. “Many posts of the “I’m a liberal but this is ridiculous” variety. And when the race of a violent crime or street robbery isn’t mentioned, the moderators are called on it and the knowledge that a certain demographic is largely responsible is at least implied.”

    Berkeley is way too close in proximity to Oakland, so they can’t escape urban Negro crime, especially because the hood can just take the subway train to Berkeley to do their thing. Public transportation can be both a blessing and a curse depending on the racial demographics of where you live. In The East Bay it’s a curse and in The Peninsula it’s a blessing.

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  111. Thank you, Lot, for your lesson in x-ified Spanish (“The child wants to be a rich lawyer” would normally be “El nino quiere ser abogado rico” but could also be “Le ninx quiere ser abogadx ricx”), and thank you, Svigor, for the information that “Chicanx” rhymes with “skanks” and “Latinx” rhymes with “twinks”.
    But it’s too bad that we don’t anymore see much of “Latin@”, in which the -@ ending combines both the endings -o and -a.

  112. We do have gang problems in certain pockets of South and West Berkeley. When homicides happen that’s usually where it is, so it’s rather shocking that we’d have one here in the rather upscale Elmwood, albeit on the edge of the neighborhood. And street robberies especially in the neighborhood just south of campus of unsuspecting, unprepared students are frequent. Then we have our homeless, who are mostly a nuisance and less aggressive than you sometimes find in San Francisco.

  113. Crazy thing is, you can play this pronoun game in Spanish, though it’s a little weirder. Just use the ending -e instead of -o or -a every single time you hit a relevant noun or adjective. Something tells me the circles who pull these language games are much smaller in the mundo hispanoablante, though.

  114. This video report is full of thought crimes. What a terrible thing that they did not use the suspected murderer’s preferred pronoun:

    http://kron4.com/2017/01/07/police-arrest-berkeley-homicide-suspect-in-burbank/

    This is way too freaky to see this report focused on a spot that’s just a few blocks away. We have a few homicides in the more vibrant parts of town but to have one in this relatively upscale neighborhood — more upscale than the rest of the flats but less than the hills — is quite unusual.

  115. Science and engineering graduate students are generally neither seen nor heard by the general population until they complete their theses / dissertations. Whereas performing noxious activism seems embedded in the course requirements for humanities majors.

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  116. Off topic, the reason there is damn near monolithic support to ban the 2nd-amendment among single Black underclass mothers is because they are afraid these White vigilante scenarios could happen to their Black thug sons in real life. It’s their worst case nightmare.

    https://youtu.be/E4GMrG0cekw
    https://youtu.be/Mks9E7kdhGY

  117. It would be very sad if he were one of the hundreds of illegal immigrants that Berkeley has decided to give scholarships to.

    Reddit also says:

    Berkeley BLM Slasher Pablo Gomez WAS ON THE SOROS PAYROLL: was on stage with Gov. Brown and Janet Napolitano, was a senior fellow at Al Gore’s Alliance For Climate Education, which received $10 mil from Soros (acespace.org)
    submitted 40 minutes ago by DaoDeDickinsonUSA

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  118. OT

    There’s also a quote from an un-named minister saying that Cameron and May wanted to keep the donations coming in. Apparently there’s an Al Jazeera TV series coming up. I thought AJ was part of the Saudi/Gulf States/Israel marriage of convenience, but what do I know?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4098082/Astonishing-undercover-video-captures-diplomat-conspiring-rival-MP-s-aide-smear-Deputy-Foreign-Secretary.html

    Edited transcript of meeting between Shai Masot (M), senior political officer, Israeli Embassy, London, Maria Strizzolo (S), leading pro-Israel Tory activist and an aide to Conservative Minister Robert Halfon, and an undercover reporter (R).

    M: Can I give you names of MPs I suggest you take down?

    S: If you look hard enough I’m sure there’s something they’re trying to hide.

    M: Yeah. I have some MPs.

    S: Let’s talk about it.

    R: Yeah.

    M: She knows which MPs I want to take down.

    S: Yeah, it’s good to remind me.

    M: The Deputy Foreign Minister [Duncan].

    S: You still want to go for it?

    M: …He’s doing a lot of problems.

    S: Really?

    M: Really. It sounds like a conspiracy.

    S: I thought you had neutralised it a little bit?

    M: No. Boris. He’s basically good.

    S: He’s solid on Israel.

    M: Yeah. He just doesn’t care. He is an idiot but has become Minister of Foreign Affairs without any responsibilities. If something real happened it won’t be his fault… it will be Alan Duncan.

    Duncan is impossible to rebuff… he has a lot of friends.

    S: Years ago, Rob [Halfon] was asking questions in Parliament about terrorist salaries…

    M: When he [Duncan] was a DFID minister?

    S: Yeah. He [Duncan] told him [Halfon]: if you don’t stop this I’m going to destroy you and all of that s***. Rob told the Whips and they told him to calm down. So never say never.

    M: Never say never, yeah but…

    S: A little scandal maybe? Don’t tell anyone about this meeting.

    M: Who would we tell? Masot and Strizzolo on ‘horrible anti-Israel’ Tory MPs.

    M: Crispin Blunt [chairman of Commons Foreign Affairs committee]. Those are people you…

    S: …On the hit list? Yeah!

    M. I don’t have any problems with them.

    S: Some super pro-Arabist [Tory MPs]… I can’t stand [them], They’re horrible people – the two go together.

    M: Yeah…

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  119. says:
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    Africolonization of Europe

    https://twitter.com/ramzpaul/status/817809026776002560

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  120. My mechanic is in Berkeley on Asby (it’s impossible to find competent tradesmen in the area, so when one finds one one goes wherever he is…).

    I had occassion to walk from the BART station to his shop to pick up my vehicle a day or two after the presidential election. Someone had painted “Fuck Donald Trump” on a wooden pallet, then used a bicycle lock to affix the pallet to a signpost.

    I of course did’t have any bolt-cutters or a sledge with me, but I spent a good ten minutes ripping the pallet apart with my hands. The locals gawped at me but said and did nothing. (I’m the kind in these situations who always kind of wishes they someone would confront or assualt me…).

    What most annoyed me was that the police left up a sign emblazoned with an obscenity in broad daylight on a busy intersection where doubtless hundreds if not thousands of children saw it every day. But then, this is an area where perverts roam the streets naked with impunity, so, as Steve often writes, whaddaya whaddaya….

    Berkeley, more than any other single town around here, is very much Gomorrah to San Francisco’s Sodom.

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  121. “Africolonization of Europe”

    Anon since you are into Black men way more than Black women, I can see why that Black Miss Helsinki offends you. It should have been a picture of a Black male bodybuilder representing Helsinki because you are always talking about how you admire Black male body parts.

  122. I’ve always maintained that many if not most committed SJWs are mentally ill. Some of the top Twitter SJWs have admitted to either seeing a shrink or being committed to a mental hospital.

    A top Twitter moment yesterday was about some climate change scientist that is distraught because the rest of us aren’t taking climate change seriously enough. He said he had to go see a counselor about it.

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  123. “Berkeley BLM Slasher Pablo Gomez WAS ON THE SOROS PAYROLL:”

    George Soros associates with more shady characters than Al Capone did. George Soros is a thug with a multi-billionaire dollar account, which makes him even more dangerous. We need a modern day J. Edgar Hoover to take down George Soros.

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  124. Agreed. It’s more about 10% of the campus intimidating the other 90% into not opposing them.

    I attended a very, very Left wing college that is nationally famous for being so radically leftist. When I got there, we had the stereotypically-expected indoctrination sessions and classroom screeds from professors and assignments pegged to diversity—but it wasn’t so overwhelming as to occur all the time. More like it was an occasional ripple in the water that you could easily swim past if you didn’t make waves about it.

    The entire prevailing attitude towards these required events was, “Just chill, hang back, get it over with.” Most of the time during these required events, I’d look around and see the looks on everyone’s faces and they were this blank, neutral look of “Oh please don’t call on me, let this just end.” If one of the 90% were called on, you can bet their answer would be a rote recital of the benefits of diversity.

    If a paper was required, I did what I needed to do, spitting out the requisite diversity talking points, got my credit, and moved on. I am sure most of my comrades in arms did the same.

    I’d venture to say that maybe two required courses total for you had the crazy Left wing psycho professor who wanted everyone brainwashed, and only about 5-6 of the indoctrination sessions in 4 years. If you majored in something meaningless—feminist studies, black studies, heck, anything “hate whitey” studies—yes, you would get a ton more of the attempted brainwashing, but those folks were self-selecting; you weren’t going to major in hate whitey studies unless you already hated whitey.

    Most people operated cautiously on first meeting another fellow student, trying to feel out if you were part of that 10% of the spazzing-out, mentally deranged, violent set that would shout you down and get in your face. But once you realized the person you were talking to was part of the 90%, you relaxed and became more informal and acted normally.

    Looking back, it now appears my situation was, on a superficial level, comparable to those folks stuck in Communistic countries forced to spew the party line. The 10% of psychos would torture folks who opposed them and were True Believers, but the other 90% knew most of it was bunk and lip service and were just trying to get by.

  125. I guess California liberals, transgenderists, and social justice warriors do not want a convicted murderer to suffer from depression, anxiety, hopelessness, or despair, some emotions his victim will never feel, although I imagine the homicide victim did feel “profound distress“ while being kidnapped and murdered by Mr. James.

    Indeed. Crap like this certainly increases my hopelessness and despair.

    If anyone can spot a weakness or exploit a scam, it would be felon locked away forever.

    “This historic settlement is a tremendous victory, not just for Shiloh and transgender people in prison, but for all transgender people who have ever been denied medical care or basic recognition of our humanity just because of who we are,” said Kris Hayashi, Executive Director of Transgender Law Center, which represented Shiloh along with pro bono counsel from the law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

    I’ve needed some modest legal work recently, and even with cash in hand, I can hardly find anyone with the time or inclination to go to work on my behalf. I’m always amazed at the felons and illegal immigrants who line up advocacy a regular guy can’t touch.

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  126. Maybe there will have to be a RICO prosecution. Sounds like a conspiracy to commit murder.

  127. “I’ve always maintained that many if not most committed SJWs are mentally ill. Some of the top Twitter SJWs have admitted to either seeing a shrink or being committed to a mental hospital.”

    A lot more Liberals will be seeing shrinks and be committed to mental hospitals once Donald J. Trump is sworn into office on January 20. Apparently its cheaper than packing their bags and flying to Canada to start a new life.

  128. Most Lebanese or Lebanese descendants in Brazil are Christian.

    I think very few are Muslim. (Some may even be (crypto-)Jewish?)

    And many of them are part of the political and business elite. Lots of politicians and TV personalities with Lebanese origins.

  129. Apparently Borges had partial English ancestry (paternal grandmother) and said he learned English as a first language. He mostly liked English (Chesterton) and German literature (Schopenhauer), with some Italian (Dante) and Spanish (Cervantes) classic authors mixed in. Culturally he was more European than Latino or even Argentinean, despite a few gaucho-themed stories. But this was before terms such as “Latino” or “Chicano” existed, and Europe was the cultural model (more than the multiculti USA).

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  130. I happened upon this article, came to Steve’s blog hoping for some coverage, and there it was! Thanks Steve. Is it too early to give this a nomination for ‘iSteveiest news article of 2017′?

  131. Kilimanjaroo doesn’t have two peaks.

    nor does it have one peak.

    it has THREE peaks.

  132. The phrase “he or she” is clearly unacceptable to feminists because the feminine is mentioned second, suggesting an inferior status. As an alternative, there are SJWs who would say “she or he” or use an inclusive “she” to get Pokemon points in contexts where the inclusive “he” would flow better. The extremists often alternate “he” and “she” to be inclusive in their inclusive references … but, then, their virtue signaling is so up front that it interferes with the sense of what they are trying to communicate. In general, trying to write in PC English makes for a tortured style and confusing references.

    I taught at the university level in the 1970s. A lot of this crap was starting to surface as feminists grabbed the megaphone and tried to impose PC stylistic changes on standard English. As a test, I once asked my mixed male and female class if it bothered anyone to use the inclusive “he” in place of “he or she” or some other combination. No hands … no one expressed concern because, I suppose, everyone understood from context that the inclusive “he” was indeed inclusive.

    But all of this is moot in the end. As feminism (with its demographic implosion) infects more sectors of our society, these gender wars will someday continue to be fought using a language other than English.

  133. The post-scarcity age is coming with new challenges, like how to keep the functionally insane under control.

    Possibly, we won’t. Cheap energy, cheap calories, cheap credit will enable dysgenic breeding and dystopic behavior until the human capital necessary to maintain this cornucopia is simply not there. This would be a Great Filter hypothesis.

    More hopefully, this is part of the endless cycle: hard times make hard people; hard people make soft times; soft times make soft people; soft people make hard times …

  134. I haven’t read through all the comments yet (normally do before posting, but can’t keep up with yous people). From what I’ve read so far, we don’t know if Pablo is a girl or a man.

    I dated a girl named Pablo one time.

    I met her in a bar down in Ol’ Soho,
    where they drink champagne,
    and it tastes just like cherry cola.
    (Spell-check says C O L A cola)

    I walked up to her and I asked her to dance,
    and that’s all I remember ….
    (of both the song and of what happened after that)
    That’s my story and I’m stickin to it!

  135. OK, OK, you know you want to hear it now:

    THE KINKS

    OK, people, use FULL SCREEN, and plug into some woofers for heaven’s sake

  136. This is another example of something I’ve had a pet peeve with for long time, and didn’t write about in on my blog yet. That is the “they” thing. Look back at some old TV shows and read stuff from the 80′s (while keeping this in mind), and you will see that this* has been going on for a long while.

    * By this, I mean the feminist “grammar-change” to the 3rd-person singular for an unknown person. It used to be standard “he”, “him”, “his” when one was talking or writing about a singular person of unknown sex. I don’t mean “unknown” in the new modern PeakStupidity sense, as in the f__d-up individual has never noticed (see that war on noticing again) what body parts “they” have.

    No, this goes back way before the whole various flavors of gender thing, possibly even before Lola took Rick Davies back to their place after dancing all night under electric candlelight. The “they” thing is from feminism, and (maybe not as blatantly) came about during the same year or two as the “Ms” deal.

    (Ms. is another phrase I never use, just like Mumbai, Mt. Denali, cisgender, and “I know what I am: in bed I’m a man and so’s Lola”.

    Anyway, I look forward to the rest of the comments, and I will write my own post on the “they” grammar screwage on my blog later, but it’s a separate issue from this hispanx stupidity. Which is more stupid? I dunno, gonna need a bigger boat, I mean, totem pole.

  137. “I went to a Lebanese restaurant in Sao Paulo which is owned by a married couple and the guy did not have his wife dressed in Islamic garb, but she does have a MENA phenotype.”

    Most Arabs in Latin America, Brazil included, are Christian….or maybe Druze. Muslims are a minority among them.

  138. You know what’s still funny? “The Old Philosopher” by Eddie Lawrence, circa 1956.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKkazr8M-n4

  139. It’d be awesome if the friend calling in with the pronoun correction somehow led to the blowing of their cover.

  140. RE: “Berkeley BLM Slasher Pablo Gomez WAS ON THE SOROS PAYROLL: was on stage with Gov. Brown”

    The below article included a photograph of Pablo with Tom Steyer and Governor Brown.

    The ACE Blog
    Pablo Gomez Speaks Climate Truth to Power

    By Rochelle Younan-Montgomery | December 16, 2014

    “On December 15th, 2014, former ACE Senior Fellow Pablo Gomez was invited to speak alongside Governor Jerry Brown and other influential leaders at NextGen Climate America’s California Climate Leadership Forum.

    Pablo’s voice was clear and direct – youth leadership is key to addressing climate change here in California. He is part of a movement of educated and empowered students who are not afraid to dream big and challenge those in positions of power to take the implications of climate change seriously.”

  141. Why, in God’s name, did the writer of that piece linked to WANT to live in this country, if it is as bad as she claims it is? Why did the court grant her eligible to live here? Makes no sense whatsoever on both sides of the question.

  142. At dinner recently when the conversation turned to unpleasant changes in English grammar and usage (even my children are middle aged), I mentioned that it drove me to distraction when people use “they” instead of “he” when the sex of the person referred to was not known – after all, we managed to get along very well using “he” when in doubt until the Feminist Nazis strode onto the scene. Then my granddaughter spoke up. She had never heard in all of her 16 years that the proper pronoun in the English language was “he” when the sex of the person to whom you are referring was unknown. All those years in Catholic school at high tuition and no one had the courtesy to teach her basic English? She hadn’t noticed how we spoke among ourselves?

  143. Doesn’t this hand signal refer to Satan? I lived in a Muslim country for many years, and no one there ever used such a sign.

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    “I’m trying to think of example in the olden thymes when masses of people believed things that were obvious lunacy. Some wise ass will be tempted to mention Christianity, but that just means you’re stupid.”

    I love when people refute themselves. BTW, I think the made-up word you’re looking for is ‘tymes;’ ‘thymes’ is just stupid.

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    I was told years ago that it was OK for languages like Spanish etc. to have male and female makers, because this was purely grammatical and applied to everything, like tables and chairs, while in English, if you single out a “feminine” version of a noun it is unusual and carries a derogatory implication, like “poetess” or adding -ette. When did “they” decide it wasn’t OK? I missed that memo.

  146. Thank you for praying on our behalf, Kurt.

  147. OT again. If only it was the Russians!

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/08/labour-calls-for-inquiry-into-israeli-diplomats-take-down-mps-plot

    The Labour party has called on the government to immediately launch an inquiry into “improper interference in our democratic politics” after the disclosure that an Israeli embassy official had plotted to “take down” UK MPs regarded as hostile.

    The shadow foreign secretary, Emily Thornberry, said: “The exposure of an Israeli embassy official discussing how to bring down or discredit a government minister and other MPs because of their views on the Middle East is extremely disturbing.”

    The revelations also provoked anger among many Conservative politicians. One former minister in David Cameron’s government said the embassy’s efforts to exert improper influence on British public life went far further than any plot to “take down” unhelpful members of parliament.

    Writing anonymously in the Mail on Sunday, the former minister said: “British foreign policy is in hock to Israeli influence at the heart of our politics, and those in authority have ignored what is going on.”

  148. On his facebook page (https://archive.is/uCvsH) he shared what I think is the most obnoxious article I have ever seen (http://everydayfeminism.com/2016/04/undocumented-rights/).

    No kidding! It’s certainly up there as candidate in the Peak SJW Obnoxiousnees contest?

    Is it just me or have the eight years of Obama made things much, much worse?

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  149. Perhaps there should be an Inhumanities major for the SJWs, so that those with an interest in the Humanities have a fighting chance.

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  150. I suggest “it” as the pronoun for the nonbinary. Simple, easy to spell. Not obscene.

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  151. Well, this story certainly makes a striking microcosm of the polarity turn of core, animating sentiment of the left over the past 50 years.

  152. Ann Coulter linked to the blog of the Alliance for Climate Education, which, last month, proudly published Pablo Gomez Speaks Climate Truth to Power.

    Blogger Rochelle Younani-Montgomery did an awesome job reporting on how Mx. Gomez spoke alongside Jerry Brown and other influential leaders (e.g. Tom Steyer). However, her their use of the “his” pronoun was very upsetting. I can only imagine how triggered the hapless Pablo became, when they read the post.

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    Transgender Latinx stabs hippie in Berkeley. What else can I say other than ” The Times They Are A Changin’ “.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7qQ6_RV4VQ

  154. I once read a book of his poetry (maybe it was a book-length poem) and I remember it going on in parts about destroying the pair bond. It looks like he took himself too literally.

  155. It is not just you – anyone with a brain can see things have gotten much, much worse.

    I, actually, was fool enough to think that the first thing Obama would do once elected, since more whites had voted for him than for the white guy, would be to announce that his election was proof-positive that racism was dead in this country and that affirmative action was no longer necessary.

  156. We need a modern day J. Edgar Hoover to take down George Soros.

    His Ring of Power is being destroyed by the SJW Gollum meltdown.

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  157. Wow, everything on that website is the most obnoxious thing I’ve ever seen.

    They even offer “Healing from Toxic Whiteness Training.”

    And they had this to say about one of their own videos:

    Editor’s Note: This video uses the word “crazy” in a way that has ableist connotations. While we love the informative content of the video, we know that ableist language is harmful, and we hope that as more and more people learn why, we will collectively erase this language from our vocabulary forever.

    Is it actually a parody site?

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  158. I tried searching for that article from decades ago that essentially predicted BLM-style militancy as inevitable, given underperforming students being incessantly praised and coddled, despite their failure. No luck – anyone have a link?

    This?

  159. Didn’t he prefer Don Quixote in its classic English translation? Borges could be so funny. Definitely an Anglophile, to an extent.

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  160. Nothing Holden Caulfield wouldn’t do:

    “But while I was sitting down, I saw something that drove me crazy. Somebody’d written “Fuck you” on the wall. It drove me damn near crazy. I thought how Phoebe and all the other little kids would see it, and how they’d wonder what the hell it meant, and then finally some dirty kid would tell them – all cockeyed, naturally – what it meant, and how they’d all think about it and maybe even worry about it for a couple of days. I kept wanting to kill whoever’d written it. I figured it was some perverty bum that’d sneaked in the school late at night to take a leak or something and then wrote it on the wall. I kept picturing myself catching him at it, and how I’d smash his head on the stone steps till he was good and goddam dead and bloody. But I knew, too, I wouldn’t have the guts to do it. I knew that. That made me even more depressed. (25.16)I went down by a different staircase, and I saw another “Fuck you” on the wall. I tried to rub it off with my hand again, but this one was scratched on, with a knife or something. It wouldn’t come off. It’s hopeless, anyway. If you had a million years to do it in, you couldn’t rub out even half the “Fuck you” signs in the world. It’s impossible.”

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    “There’s a tendency, especially among people who were too young to be there, to conflate the hippies with the New Left.”

    Many of the real 60′s radicals/revolutionaries/crypto-communists were blind-sided by the hippies. Since a lot of hippies were military brats, there was a meme among the radicals that the hippies were a CIA plot to destroy the radicals and the “revolution”. Or maybe that just became an excuse for their failure.

    Abbie Hoffman (quote appears in lots of places):

    “There were all these activists, you know, Berkeley radicals, White Panthers… all trying to stop the war and change things for the better. Then we got flooded with all these ‘flower children’ who were into drugs and sex. Where the hell did the hippies come from?”

    Black Terror White Soldiers: Islam, Fascism & the New Age, David Livingstone, 2013.

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    “Nobody knows what the true number of Muslims is in Latin America. Estimates range to as low as 100,000 to as high as 4 million.”

    One of the potential responses to 911 mooted in the top ranks of the US was to somehow take out Al Qaeda support in the Triple Frontier:

    “…a tri-border area along the junction of Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil…

    …The Arab and other Asian immigrant communities, which make up an important part of the urban population in the Tri-Border Area, are estimated to number approximately 50,000…

    …The United States Government cited “clear examples” of Islamic groups in the tri-border region that “finance terrorist activities”. Groups like Egypt’s al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya, Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah, and Al Qaeda are believed to draw some of their funding from activities in the Triple Frontier…

    …rampant political corruption and weak judicial system makes it very difficult to monitor organized crime and the illicit activities connected…

    …the Paraguayan side of the triple frontier is a desirable haven for terrorist operations since it has no anti-terrorism laws …financially contributing to terrorist organizations is not punishable by law and terrorist groups operate freely in the region…

    …”the most important base for Hezbollah outside Lebanon …Out of the 25,000 Lebanese Arabs who live in the region, not all of them support terrorism, but many openly acknowledge they send money to Hezbollah and that Shiite mosques have “an obligation to finance it.”…”

  163. We knew Patton Oswalt reads you (at least he did at one point) but now I find out Nick DiPaolo does as well. The former surprised me, the latter does not. Nick’s pretty funny.

  164. I suppose you can say the United States of America are playing well and have been on top from the start.

    It’s interesting that this usage has changed over the years. I think it says a great deal about the transition of the USA from an agglomeration of states to a single federal entity. I first ran into this idea watching Shelby Foote in Ken Burns’ Civil War:

    Before the war, it was said “the United States are.” Grammatically, it was spoken that way and thought of as a collection of independent states. And after the war, it was always “the United States is,” as we say today without being self-conscious at all. And that sums up what the war accomplished. It made us an “is.”

    But as with most things it might not be quite that simple. See https://www.visualthesaurus.com/cm/wordroutes/the-united-states-is-or-are/ for more.

  165. “Berkeley, more than any other single town around here, is very much Gomorrah to San Francisco’s Sodom.”

    Berkeley is so Far Left Wing that I have heard some townies there refer to Sacramento as a city full of Conservatives and that’s why they hate it there.

    Sacramento is not Conservative by Flyover Country standards.

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    Let’s consider the victim as ‘them’.

    That way, we can charge ‘they’ with the multiple-murder of ‘them’.

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    “Personally, I appreciate NorCal hippie chicks, like my cousin’s wife G., and do not approve of them being slashed.”

    Their hippy-dippy flaky multi-culti worldview made California defenseless against mass invasion.

    And the amnesia of drugged out hippie culture unbound white people from their cultural roots.

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    We have to be culturally sensitive to ‘they’. ‘They’ is into the Aztec practice of sacrificing a young woman to the sun god.

  169. So if I decided I wanted to be referred to as ‘there is clear scientific evidence blacks have lower iq than whites’ news agencies print it?

  170. Latin America is really just a mixture of Western civ with the cultures of the societies the Iberians conquered. Throw a little West African culture in there in former slave states.

    The places with the whitest population (southern Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina) are essentially a cross between the US and Europe but with slightly reduced living standards. I wouldn’t consider a white Latino to be non-Western at all

  171. You’d be happy speaking Mandarin Chinese, then. They’ve got one word, “ta” for he, she or it.

    Try listening to a Chinese person telling a story in English that involves more than one person. “What? Why did he have to go to the gynecologist? You’re losing me, here.” It’s like listening to Edith Bunker tell the story about the cling peaches. ;-}

    I saw the embedded youtube- videos up above, but I didn’t want to piss off the moderator in any way.

  172. Personally, I appreciate NorCal hippie chicks, like my cousin’s wife G., and do not approve of them being slashed.

    What does she think of your blog? Most NorCal hippie chicks probably wish a POC would slash your bigoted, white throat.

    The late, great Lawrence Auster would have filed this away under the Eloi tax.

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  173. Although leftards still want to disrupt Trump’s inauguration. Not just wymmins.

    http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-washington-dc-womens-march-important-heres-why/

  174. Specter was working as a lawyer in Philadelphia, where the crime occurred, at the time. The Bronfman family heirs to the Seagram’s fortune were known for their New Age predilections, and Einhorn was an effective conman and narcissist. All three were also Jewish.

  175. Well, clicking that link was 38 seconds of my life that I can never get back. Somehow, I’ll move on.

  176. “everydayfeminism.com” the site that offers “Healing from Toxic Whiteness Training.” Yes, eight years of Obama have made things much, much worse, and I was foolish enough to vote for him. Hopefully, someday my sin may be forgiven, but I know that I have much to atone for and much penance ahead of me.

  177. The proposed new major is probably tabled, as there was likely too much acrimony over the title. That whole man root thing in humanities sparked discussion about preferred spelling variations humon or humyn.

    It wouldn’t surprise me to learn that such a thing really happened on some campus.

  178. Svigor, Had a light in the loafers apprentice once, the guys called him “Sweet pea.” He told me I had to make the crew stop calling him that. At lunch I went to the crew trailer and told the crew about Sweet pea’s request. Next day he came to me in tears and told me everyone was calling him “C_ck Sucker”. At lunch we rechristened CS as Sweet pea.

  179. syon, We call our Hispanic cleaning lady Kleenix.

  180. Latinx / Chicanx? The old TV show Mannix was a very masculine, often violent, show that many times featured long drawn out fist fights and other manly things. Can we call anybody who is masculine, regardless of appointed gender, a Mannix?

  181. Langley, Tower of Babel was Old Testament, Christianity is New Testament.

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  182. Apparently Borges had partial English ancestry (paternal grandmother) and said he learned English as a first language. He mostly liked English (Chesterton) and German literature (Schopenhauer), with some Italian (Dante) and Spanish (Cervantes) classic authors mixed in. Culturally he was more European than Latino or even Argentinean, despite a few gaucho-themed stories. But this was before terms such as “Latino” or “Chicano” existed, and Europe was the cultural model (more than the multiculti USA).

    Anglo lit definitely had a strong impact on him, with Poe being a particular favorite.

    And he once got into hot water with his Latin American compatriots for speaking favorably of the Anglo side at the Alamo.

    And, as he liked to note, he first read Don Quixote in English translation……

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    http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-College-Sex-Bureaucracy/238805?key=u3dI3dQRSKsxDuUp14YxCQ_hdmGhiFw5YGPRFe0bxioBQ9Bx2vJfhC-p7_X1hFGkcTlJSElHRS0tbndLU09xdHlTX0NLZElZaTJNbVFXX2duZERmakctNHkzbw

    What a crazy world we live in.

    On the one hand, we have a totally sexualized culture of zero inhibitions. So, girls romp around in the mode of ‘me so horny’ all the time. They are honest and brazen about it. They are into slut pride and skankery.

    O-kay.

    But, some of these ho’s go to college.. and in college you are supposed to have a mind and admired for using one.

    So, they shake their behinds but want respect for their minds. But most of them are really PC clones, and the only idea in their minds is the politics of ‘victimhood’.

    The result is girls act like whores and take pride in their whoredom, but they also wanna be objects of sympathy as ennobled victims. They scream ‘rape culture’ even as they hop around like skankaroos.

    [MORE]

    This puts the university in a bind. On the one hand, it can’t roll back the time to the pre-60s when college life frowned upon loose sexual behavior.
    Universities are expected to accept and even promote the fact that college students will be bonking one another all over the place. Indeed, the slut-priders demand such ‘liberty’ and ‘choice’. BUT the slut-priders are also rape-screamers and demand that the university protect them from predators.

    So, the university is supposed to endorse the campus orgy but also make sure that no one in the orgy gets ‘raped’.
    University has no right to tell students what to do, but it must intervene to make sure no one is being sexually ‘abused’ the wrong way.

    It’s all such a farce.

    Of course, Emma Sulkowicz is the postergirl of this full-retard mindset. She led a very loose sex life on campus, screwing with any guy. But one day, regular sex turned into anal-penetration(according to her), and it was ‘rape’ since there was no college administrator to stand over and say, “no bunghole entry”. Oddly enough, a week later, she jokingly texted him with message “f*** me in the butt”. She then got together with others — including a black homo — and concocted a story about her ‘attacker’ as a serial rapist. And then, to turn her skankery into a passion play of sexual crucifixion, she lugged around a mattress all around campus. She then made a quasi-porn video of her ‘rape’. (Her mother praised it.) And she was award with courage award by National Organization of Women(but then, what is ‘courage’ worth these days? Wasn’t Bruce Jenner showered with praises by Obama, women’s magazine, and ESPN because of courage to wear a dress and wee wee in woman’s room?)

    A truly tarded world.

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  184. Personally, I appreciate NorCal hippie chicks, like my cousin’s wife G., and do not approve of them being slashed.

    I couldn’t agree more. They are usually highly intelligent and very feminine and make wonderful wives and mothers if/when they get to that point. My guess is that they were just unable to control their lust, all of their SJW rhetoric to the contrary. Note also the perp ran away to Burbank. A thug with some SJW fairy dust on top.

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  185. But the radical “Latinx’s” that I have known all regard themselves as fundamentally non-Western.

    Funny how these “fundamentally non-Western” AAers insist on defining their identity by reference to the language of their Spanish conquerors.

    Of course, as a sensitive, educated person, one should never embarrass a “Latinx” by asking thexxx a simple question about Spanish culture, e.g. who Miguel de Cervantes was.

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  186. Just a point on grammar:

    “They are/were” doesn’t seem correct for this absurd usage. While the pronoun appears to be redefinable at will, it’s usage is still plainly singular, making the verb also singular. As such, wouldn’t “they is/was” be more appropriate?

    Or would it be racist for a white person to say, “they was?”

    But in this case, it doesn’t even matter. Since we all know that no genuine trans person could ever commit a violent crime, the murderer’s pronoun is plainly “he.” Any real Scotsman would tell you that.

  187. Doesn’t Berkeleycide realize that this, er, being’s surname is Gomez, not “Gomez, Jr”? You only need to write “Jr” once.

    I don’t know what’s worse– that “professional journalists” would repeatedly make this cub’s error, or that nobody here noticed it at all. Or mentioned it, anyway.

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  188. If it has a life sentence, with no possibility of parole, why should anyone try to stop it’s suicide attempt? I’m totally serious. Society has already deemed him unworthy of participating, and he apparently agrees. Where’s the problem?

    While some obvious safeguards would need to be put in place, I think everyone with a minimum sentence longer than 25 years or so should be given the option to choose suicide. Especially in California, where pretty much everyone on Death Row is destined to die of old age.

  189. “Pro bono” attorneys get a huge payout when their “pro bono” cases against public entities settle and the defendant entity “agrees” to pay a huge amount in attorney fees as part of the settlement.

    In other words, these scam artists are funded by your tax dollars.

  190. “Funny how these “fundamentally non-Western” AAers”

    So you see Nonwhite Hispanics as Westerners?

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  191. Absolutely. PC foolishness in all its forms has been going on and growing for decades but it’s really accelerated in the Obummer era, even more so in the second term. Of course, the hubris and overreach is one major reason that the Trumpening has arrived.

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  192. “But all of this is moot in the end. As feminism (with its demographic implosion)”

    The more Nonwhite America becomes, the more feminism will take a backseat to race. Nobody in Black Lies Matter bows down and kisses the pinky ring of Gloria Steinem.

    Even George Soros makes Blackness and not feminism the focal point of his Left Wing empire.

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  193. Didn’t he prefer Don Quixote in its classic English translation? Borges could be so funny. Definitely an Anglophile, to an extent.

    Borges first read Don Quixote in English translation (as he noted, he’s quite probably the only native Spanish-speaker to have ever done that). And, yes, when he finally did read it in the original Spanish, he said that it read rather poorly….

  194. Agreed. I’ve known my share of hippie girls who leaned slightly crunchy con, and they are doting, calm, thoughtful mothers.

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    When my buddy and I are in need of a laff while drinking at our desks, we pull up the site. After a year or so I’ve casually perused it, I still don’t know if it’s a parody or not…

    I feel like the key to everyday feminism is in the photo captions: “A person gives a thumb down, looking peeved” or “Portrait of a somber young person on a black backdrop.”

    I think we’re being trolled.

  196. Quite right. In the hierarchy of Pokemon points, race trumps gender every time. If Carly Fiorina had run on Trump’s platform and won, she would simply have been denounced as primarily a racist xenophobe, with the epithet of being a traitor to her gender a distant second.

  197. So you see Nonwhite Hispanics as Westerners?

    Sadly, in their relentless victim mongering, these AA “studies” Einsteins play out a profoundly Western script – basically debauched, post-Christian Christianity reduced to feel-good sympathy and heart-string tugging lies, always seeking power, money and sex at the expense of others.

    In their exploration of the American West, Lewis and Clark came across a few smaller tribes who were desperate to befriend the great White tribe. With White help, they hoped to put an end to the yearly campaigns of rape, murder and enslavement they had to suffer at the hands of more powerful neighboring tribes. This had been unending, authentic American culture from time immemorial.

    The same eat-or-be eaten culture obtained – during “peace” time – throughout Central and South America. No tradition of victim mongering survived anywhere in the Americas.

  198. “Absolutely. PC foolishness in all its forms has been going on and growing for decades but it’s really accelerated in the Obummer era, even more so in the second term. Of course, the hubris and overreach is one major reason that the Trumpening has arrived.”

    Even stand up comedy has become extremely PC in the last 8 years of Barack Hussein Obama. Gavin McInnes was banned for life from 1 stand up comedy club in Manhattan for being too politically incorrect on stage.

  199. There is a good chance THEY is a 2 faced backstabbing fag0t. There are a lot of them out there.

  200. If you’ve looked for pop culture clues in decades past to explain the current spate of hate hoaxes, and transgender, 3rd wave feminism faddishness, it seems easy to point to the mantra of cultMarx rhetoric about “privilege”. However, am inclined to think that is only half the the story. The other half is a form of extreme narcissism. Millenials are so goddamed coddled yet atomized by the SJW’s vilification of American culture & history.

    To give their lives meaning like a mythical 60s antiwar activist, they are trolling for grievances like a lost fisherman.

    When they check the net to only find a couple bits of plastic waste, they get pissed, and need to invent Shit to bring drama & attention into their lives. We all remember Kurt Cobain’s self indulgent nihilistic lashings, and Neil Young trolling the Reagan/Bush I era with his “kinder gentler machine gun hand” dissent, but Tracy Chapman has it pegged better in this song-

    There is fiction in the space between
    You and reality
    You will do and say anything
    To make your everyday life seem less mundane
    ……
    There’s a science fiction in the space between
    You and me
    A fabrication of a grand scheme
    Where I am the scary monster
    I eat the city and as I leave the scene
    In my spaceship I am laughing

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wapCTd5fS2Y

  201. What does she think of your blog? Most NorCal hippie chicks probably wish a POC would slash your bigoted, white throat.

    Probably more accurate to say that the hippie chick would acquiesce as the more strident SJWs shut down the blog as hate speech, and fined or imprisoned its author. Most female hippies are usually go-with-the-flow types, and not the stridently Leninist variety. They are easily coerced into line by Leninists though.

  202. Mr. Anon, did you go to Penn? In the 1970s?

  203. Fascinating article, thanks for linking.

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    “Update: They is now in custody.”

    Shouldn’t that be ‘They are now in custody’ ? If the label changes, should the verb also be forced to recognize the random, b*llshit… er uh correct label that a person has self-applied? Do pale stale male rules of English like subject-verb agreement apply anymore when we’re talking about what a trans(?) racial minority/possibly tied to illegal immigration somehow wants?

  205. Tower of Babel was Old Testament, Christianity is New Testament.

    You are gravely mistaken.

    “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

    For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.”

    Matthew 5:17-20

  206. On the one hand, it can’t roll back the time to the pre-60s when college life frowned upon loose sexual behavior.

    Oh, they very much can, and are, using whatever tool is at hand. If rape culture hysteria works, then they’ll push that. If it’s “yes means yes,” then that’s the ticket. Anything to avoid admitting they were wrong while keeping the checks cashing.

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    Damn, this is getting complicado.
    Does that affect the combo term of “Greaser and Chicano”, now know as “Lubricano”?
    Should we say “Lubricanx>?”

    More importantly is the idea that an individual or a group can demand and obtain societies obedience in calling them a term that theys prefer. i.e. “Gay”
    And why do people feel compelled to use others’ terms for them such as “straight”?

    The other day I was in a heated argument with an attractive white lesbian who I had remarked was a great loss to the gene pool. She attacked me saying,
    “How can you, a straight white male, have anything of value to say about me?”

    I replied to her, “Straight” is not a word that I recognize. Nor is “white”.

    “I prefer “Normal”, as in, “I am a Normal Aryan-American.”

    To her intellectual discredit she got up and stormed out of the cafe.

    To our East Asian brothers, perhaps we could include the more inclusive “I am a normal Indo-European.”

    How about “I am a person of clarity”? in opposition to “People of color”?

    Never accept others’ labels.

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  208. I’m a Cal alum. This occurred at Cloyne, which is a student co-op house that was for years notorious for being the wildest of the co-ops, basically where you lived if you were into partying and drugs (contrary to stereotypes, it’s a small minority of Berkeley students who are goof-offs, and the campus is actually the most conservative and serious place overall in the city of Berkeley, mainly because the rest of the city basically still thinks it’s 1969, and most of the students have to actually be somewhat disciplined and motivated to have gotten in). A few years ago, a student died of a drug-induced brain hemorrhage, and the co-op was supposedly cleaned up, but I’ve been gone for years, and don’t know how true that is. It would have been traditionally the place to hook up with hippie chicks (if you didn’t mind risking crabs, etc.).

    I would bet that this was some sort of “cotton ceiling”-type sexual rage-out. “They” were looking to hook up but the objects of “their” affection weren’t quite fried enough to ignore that “they” were 5-foot-6, 110 pounds, and a “they.”

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  209. Correction to my previous: the surviving victim was found in front of Cloyne, the assault and killing appeared to have happened 2 miles away along Telegraph Avenue.

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  210. The Theys: radical androgynous leftists who are keen to dismantle the last remaining pillars of western society and like to refer to themselves by an alphabet soup of post modernist descriptive labels including “gender queer,” “non-binary,” “gender f–k” and “gender fluid.”

    Leading public intellectual, Kate Borstein, author of:

    “My New Gender Workbook: A step by step guide to achieving world peace through gender anarchy and sex positivity.”

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  211. Another part of the irony, is that all it takes to use gender-neutral nouns and adjectives in English is to use normal, existing English-language words. The English language already has the word “Latin.”

  212. Jaw-droppingly amazing that someone called it from 1969. Or maybe it is that obvious to someone not blinded by current sensibilities.

  213. Doesn’t Berkeleycide realize that this, er, being’s surname is Gomez, not “Gomez, Jr”? You only need to write “Jr” once.

    “Junior” is really part of the first name.

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  214. World peace through “queer” theory? If one can somehow understand the meaning of “homologization, figuration, and gentrification,” (I can’t) then “they” (or “ze”) can most likely envision the potential for “Queer International Theory” to end colonialism, imperialism, racism, sexism, heteronormativity, patriarchy, and most certainly Euro-American “toxic whiteness.” I wonder how many non-Western nations will embrace “Queer International Theory?”

    European Journal of International Relations
    http://ejt.sagepub.com/content/21/1/27.abstract
    Why Is There No Queer International Theory?

    Cynthia Weber, University of Sussex, UK
    Abstract
    Over the last decade, Queer Studies have become Global Queer Studies, generating significant insights into key international political processes. Yet, the transformation from Queer to Global Queer has left the discipline of International Relations largely unaffected, which begs the question: if Queer Studies has gone global, why has the discipline of International Relations not gone somewhat queer? Or, to put it in Martin Wight’s provocative terms, why is there no Queer International Theory? This article claims that the presumed non-existence of Queer International Theory is an effect of how the discipline of International Relations combines homologization, figuration, and gentrification to code various types of theory as failures in order to manage the conduct of international theorizing in all its forms. This means there are generalizable lessons to be drawn from how the discipline categorizes Queer International Theory out of existence to bring a specific understanding of International Relations into existence.

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  215. Instead of using the pronoun “They” this guy should have used the pronoun “Idiot.” As in Idiot on the run from the law. Works for me.

  216. I always sound latinx out as “lah-tinx”. I intend to sound out chicanx as “chee-kahnx”.

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  217. this misguided asshole would get so worked up about “social justice” but then wouldn’t be moved enough by thoughts of boring old regular justice to refrain from taking a young girl’s life.

    I think Steve wrote about the Nkosi Thandiwe case a few years ago.
    Nkosi Thandiwe, not even a real South-African, studied “anthropology”. He sat through a few lectures on the ubiquity of micro-aggression. One day he realized that they very presence of white people around him, even as “allies”, was very much a mico-aggression. He decided to do something about that “violence” and killed a random white woman. I don’t remember his university professors disavowing.

  218. Actually on Ashby just a short block up from Telegraph.

  219. As everyone suspected, Emilie Inman has been identified as “their” homicide victim. What a tragedy. Cute, sweet-looking, dreadlocked hippie girl.

    http://www.berkeleyside.com/2017/01/09/emilie-inman-named-berkeley-homicide-victim/

    Also posted on Berkeleyside today:

    http://www.berkeleyside.com/2017/01/09/joe-luries-mission-foster-intercultural-understanding/

    If only “they” and Emilie knew Joe Lurie, maybe Joe could have intervened and saved poor Emilie’s life.

    I imagine the staff of Berkeleyside do not see the irony of the two articles’ juxtaposition.

  220. I suggested it/shit/shitself a while ago on here but it didn’t catch on.

  221. “I wonder how many non-Western nations will embrace “Queer International Theory?”

    I am surprised Gay marriage is not legal in Thailand and The Philippines when their views on Homosexuality is much closer to that of Western nations than to Muslim nations. They are not stoning and throwing Gays off buildings in The Philippines and Thailand.

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  222. I had to look up Latinx and Chicanx.

    That being the entire damn point.

    Congratulations, you had your precious mortality’s moments wasted by the PCathedragogue.

    This is how they get everyone to chase THEIR unicorns.

  223. She was French. Escaped diversity there and found it here. Apparently she did not know the killer and either he mistook her for someone else or he just killed the first person he saw.

    http://www.berkeleyside.com/2017/01/09/emilie-inman-named-berkeley-homicide-victim/

    Are we reaching peak SJW insanity yet?

  224. What is the motive here? Even if They is a homo whack job, this does not make much sense. He didn’t even have the brains to spray paint KKK on his victims bodies.

    And btw, when is his execution?

  225. “I always sound latinx out as “lah-tinx”. I intend to sound out chicanx as “chee-kahnx”.”

    I always sound latinx out as “mari-con”.

  226. The other day I was in a heated argument with an attractive white lesbian who I had remarked was a great loss to the gene pool. She attacked me saying,
    “How can you, a straight white male, have anything of value to say about me?”

    A better reply would have been:

    “I stand corrected. About the loss.”

  227. The are options other than celebration and murder for handling perversion.

  228. I always sound latinx out as “lah-tinx”. I intend to sound out chicanx as “chee-kahnx”.

    Great minds think alike (‘cept I use “la-tinks” and “Chick-anks”). On the other hand, I’m the guy who thought “Obamaton” would beat out the obviously inferior “Obamabots,” and that maybe even “B’lack O’Rama” would catch on.

    I suggested it/shit/shitself a while ago on here but it didn’t catch on.

    We are on the same wavelength, my brotha: I was thinking she + it = Sheeeeeiiit.

    Congratulations, you had your precious mortality’s moments wasted by the PCathedragogue.

    We’re on a roll today. PCathedragogue is soooo much better than “Cathedral.” “Cathedral” seems like what (((They))) would say.

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  229. This?

    [i]t seems to me the admission policy adopted by the Law School faculty will serve to perpetuate the very ideas and prejudices it is designed to combat.

    This is obvious to anyone who thinks seriously about race, or has actually lived around NAMs. It’s a classic: if you had just one black guy in your high school class, but he was no less intelligent or personable than the white mean, then you are the absolute poster child for IKAGO anti-racism. You can genuinely and passionately argue for anti-racism from ignorance. This is Yankees/Stephen King in a nutshell.

    You see similar from people who have served in the military.

  230. I came up with Baroque O’Blarney. That didn’t sweep the Internet.

  231. “Junior” is really part of the first name.

    Under common law, “Junior”, “III”, “Esquire”, etc, is not part of the legal name itself. Some states offer an extra field on the form for such things, but unless the legislature changed the laws, it has no legal standing.

    Of course, some people are dumb enough to name the kid “Junior”, literally. That’s been happening in the UK, where there is a kind of fashion among the deep proles for American-sounding names like Wayne and Carl.

    Wayne was their enemy! And there are Brocks showing up here!

    Reconciliation, I guess.

  232. My suggested pronoun would be: “it”; rhymes with “shit” which is appropriate.

    We are on the same wavelength, my brotha: I was thinking she + it = Sheeeeeiiit.

    A letter to the Mensa Bulletin ca. 1980 suggested s/h/it, encompassing all three genders.

  233. “Cathedral” seems like what (((They))) would say

    Moldbug is in fact Jewish, so no need for subjunctive mood.

    “Cathedral” is a malnomer for the phenomenon he identifies.

  234. On the contrary, we are very amused.

    It’s a dangerous world out there, filled with stupid young women who ignore the denizens of the jungle in which they live. Feminism has bred 100% of common sense out of most women.

    OTOH, mentally ill people, people who insist on being addressed as “they” and people who think gender is a construct not governed by biology (or do I repeat myself) all argue in favor of of the first rule of surviving in a dangerous world:

    “Be nice to all, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.”

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