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I pointed out that Roseanne Barr may well have not realized that the Iran-born and vaguely Middle Eastern-looking Valerie Jarrett has some black ancestry; instead, the 65-year-old plastic surgery addict may have been reacting snippily to the 61-year-old Jarrett’s implausibly wrinkle-free face:

Everybody is assuming “planet of the apes” is a metaphor for sub-Saharan Africans. (Why?)

iSteve commenter Rapparee answers:

Clear-cut case of hate hypochondria. Few entertainers are actually willing go The Full Michael Richards with their tasteless jokes these days (even whilst high), so the mob has to manufacture “racist” context out of whole cloth to get its fix of outrage — and I do mean “fix”, because outrage is one heck of an addictive drug. 2018 Twitter mobs are coming to resemble the drunks on Indian Reservations who imbibe rubbing alcohol and hand sanitizer when the liquor stores close.

SimplePseudonymicHandle adds:

Twitter is weird – it’s like a magical spell that transforms the entire nation – the entire 320 million person 50 state United States of America – into a large high-school of 3000-5000 students – large, but just small enough there are popular kids, lots of cliques of varying repute, and you probably don’t have a whole lot of status yourself, but just the same way you did have a tweets-worth of input to the popular-kid trend in your large urban high school, you’ve got a tweets-worth of input here too, and the popular kids will even nod at you from time to time.

Trouble is: everything that is toxic about high school, that we were completely happy to leave behind with high school, and that is best quarantined at high schools where it’s a necessary evil to the process of growing up and becoming civilized adults – re-infects us on a national level.

 

 
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  1. Twitter is weird – it’s like a magical spell that transforms the entire nation – the entire 320 million person 50 state United States of America – into a large high-school of 3000-5000 students – large, but just small enough there are popular kids, lots of cliques of varying repute, and you probably don’t have a whole lot of status yourself, but just the same way you did have a tweets-worth of input to the popular-kid trend in your large urban high school, you’ve got a tweets-worth of input here too, and the popular kids will even nod at you from time to time.

    Trouble is: everything that is toxic about high school, that we were completely happy to leave behind with high school, and that is best quarantined at high schools where it’s a necessary evil to the process of growing up and becoming civilized adults – re-infects us on a national level.

    • Replies: @Forbes
    , @njguy73
    , @27 year old
  2. Anonymous[223] • Disclaimer says:

    Valerie Jarrett’s DNA:

    A DNA test taken by the show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2014) stated that Valerie’s genetic ancestry is:

    *49% European
    ——–approx. *28% Irish and Scottish
    ——–*16% Scandinavia
    ——–*3% Western Europe
    ——–*2% Ashkenazi Jewish

    *46% Sub-Saharan African
    ——–*24% Nigeria
    ——–*8% Congo
    ——–*6% Ivory Coast and Ghana
    ——–*5% Senegal
    ——–*2% Southeastern Bantu
    ——–*1% Benin and Togo

    *5% Native American

    • Replies: @Anon
  3. Used to know an old peckerwood who was in prison back in the late 60′s. The prison showed the original Planet of the Apes to the inmates. The whites and Mexicans would cheer whenever a human would get over on the apes and the black inmates would hoot and holler when the apes would beat and torture a human. The guards stopped the movie as there was a near riot in the theater.

    College SJWs, please explain this to me.

  4. Recently read that Michael Richards is an alumnus of the infamous Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington.

    Spending a few years with these non-binary woke creatures should be enough either to learn a sense of humor or kill it altogether.

    I also wonder what kind of damage living in celebrity bubble leaves.
    Maybe these people start to feel invincibly self-righteous, woke beyond reproach?

  5. Recently read that Michael Richards is an alumnus of the infamous Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington.

    Spending a few years with these non-binary woke creatures should be enough either to learn a sense of humor or kill it altogether.

    I also wonder what kind of damage living in celebrity bubble leaves.
    Maybe these people start to feel invincibly self-righteous, woke beyond reproach?

    Also always being surrounded by a bunch of sycophant enablers might tempt certain personalities to keep pushing boundaries, to see how far one’s power can go.

    • Agree: AndrewR
    • Replies: @Wency
  6. Forbes says:

    Shock-jock outrage comediennes are not noted for their subtle nuance one-liners, as in “Why does Valerie Jarrett have a 1968 Planet of the Apes-type rubber mask face?”

    Most of the Twitter mob has never seen the original. As it is, they’re all on patrol to make you conform to the CURRENT YEAR. Because there’s no diversity and inclusion without conformity.

    • Replies: @Laugh Track
  7. @White Guy In Japan

    College SJWs, please explain this to me.

    This sounds like a job for Tiny Duck!

  8. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    Jarrett sure doesn’t look 46%. SS African. Unless she used Michael Jackson’s skin bleach and had plastic surgery.

    • Replies: @S. Anonyia
    , @Unzerker
  9. Forbes says:
    @SimplePseudonymicHandle

    I was reminded some time ago, “Life is just high school, writ large.” Apocryphal.

    • Agree: Autochthon
  10. tyrone says:
    @White Guy In Japan

    let me guess ,the riot started when Heston kissed the ape lady.

  11. J.Ross says: • Website
    @White Guy In Japan

    Especially with the most recent, post-Burton remakes, people seem to get that the apes are metaphorical black people, but are somehow totally okay with this. Recall the Apes sequel remake ad that was just an extreme close up of an adoring white woman’s face with an easily missed gorilla hand placing a flower in her hair.
    If I was a black nationalist I’d be livid, but maybe that’s the point. The idea here is not to actually help black people or advance their interests. This is about the new world order, the fully globalized monoculture following the elimination of the middle class.

  12. Anonymous[727] • Disclaimer says:

    I gotta say, I don’t think Jarrett looks “Middle-Eastern”–a very hazy description, befitting the crossroads of civilization–but she DOES kind of facially resemble a swarthier-complected version of the plastic-fantastic actress Tim Burton was married to back in the 90s, who appeared in make-up in the remake of the cheesy original. The hermeneutics of this aren’t something that will repay weeks of media navel-pondering, though. Huma is really light-skinned for a Saudi, too. And I don’t think Meghan Markle looks even remotely representative-black, but NPR had a segment from longtime boring LA Times mulatta Karen Grisby Bates enthusing that black women were moving on up, as shown by this royal wedding, or something. I’m actually surprised the tacky Brit media didn’t just make it a PPV broadcast

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Karl
  13. donut says:

    “Black don’t crack .” Sheeeit Negro , Truth could have told you that .

    • Replies: @Expletive Deleted
  14. Anon[389] • Disclaimer says:

    Serious question. Who actually uses Twitter? Beyond journalists and entertainers, does it have any real user engagement? It’s also weird that it is so prone to Female Mob Mentality when it’s actual user base likely skews male. Suspect most Twitter rage is driven by echo chamber effects and fake accounts. Twitter accepts this to seem relevant and for the inflated user numbers.

    From the celebrity perspective, can Roseanne Bar not afford a part-time writer or agency to manage her account? Just pump out the daily Dwayne Johnson bromidic tweets and collect the checks.

    Of all social media, Twitter seems to be the most pointless and transparently bogus, with the least upside. When Twitter mobs are translated into the real world, the turnout is often comically small. That should say something.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    , @Anon7
  15. @Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta

    that’s THE Evergreen State College to you, boy.

  16. Anon7 says:

    Well, as long as we’re comparing, take a look at these brief videos of Dr. Zaius from the original Planet of the Apes and Valerie Jarrett:

    Does Jarrett have a mask-like face, with just the mouth moving? Did Roseanne have any idea that Jarrett had any black ancestry?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @anon
  17. @Father O'Hara

    If I remember correctly, at the height of the Bret Weinstein brouhaha, ESC students were feeling so ‘unsafe’ because racism that they organized their own posses to bash the nazis.

  18. Anon[656] • Disclaimer says:
    @Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta

    Ah yes, the Evergreen “negro who’s a homo wearing hot pants,” name of Jamil.

    In this Vice video from 3:27 Jamil is instructing others students how to monitor all exits so that kidnapped campus president cannot escape:

    And he appears again at 4:43. He seems to be the leader of that posse of white freak chicks.

  19. anonymous[135] • Disclaimer says:

    If apes had opposable thumbs, they would Tweet their outrage about Roseanne’s comments.

  20. AndrewR says:
    @Anon

    Roseanne, like our current clown-in-chief, whom she loves, will never give control of her account to anyone because the responses to her tweets give her the dopamine rushes to which she’s addicted. And many might add that twitter gives her the narcissistic supply her ego requires.

  21. Anon7 says:
    @Anon

    I’ve used it for years. The only people I follow are science bloggers, so my experience of Twitter is very positive.

    And POTUS, of course. Anti-Trump trolls post thousands of negative comments, but since I don’t read them, they don’t exist.

    It all depends on who you follow.

  22. Out of curiosity, is America going the German route where insults= punishable crimes?

    I mean, isn’t the whole point of insults to be demeaning?

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  23. @ThreeCranes

    Thanks for the heads up.

    Unfortunately we’re going to have to destroy these t-shirts and get them reprinted.

    • Replies: @Anon
  24. @Anon

    I could never forget how these “ladies” were quite obviously in thrall to their magic Jamil at 04:45.

    If these SJW posses were more competent at ANYTHING at all, they could actually be a dangerous neo Red Guard. Perhaps thankfully they’ve been indulged in every respect and we’ve enabled a learned helplessness that has rendered them passive & harmless as they are useless.

    Unfortunately they’re hardly harmless when they’re in the figurative voting booth.

    • Replies: @Logan
  25. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Nigerian Nationalist

    Not as long as we have our First Amendment.
    So give it, like, two months into the next Democrat administration.

  26. Thea says:
    @Anon

    Do ordinary black men really want to be associated with the likes of Jamil?

    • Replies: @Anon
  27. Dave Pinsen says: • Website

    Lindy West apparently had an op/ed about Roseanne.

  28. njguy73 says:
    @SimplePseudonymicHandle

    everything that is toxic about high school, that we were completely happy to leave behind with high school, and that is best quarantined at high schools where it’s a necessary evil to the process of growing up and becoming civilized adults – re-infects us on a national level.

    And no one has the option of taking the GEDs to get out into the real world early.

  29. CJ says:

    What was established in 2012? Evergreen has been around since the 1970s.

  30. @SimplePseudonymicHandle

    Twitter is weird – it’s like a magical spell that transforms the entire nation – the entire 320 million person 50 state United States of America – into a large high-school

    It’s just like high school, except the “popular kids” — blue checkmarks — are the least attractive, gayest and lamest bunch of nerds that have ever existed.

    everything that is toxic about high school, that we were completely happy to leave behind with high school, and that is best quarantined at high schools where it’s a necessary evil to the process of growing up and becoming civilized adults

    What are you referring to?

  31. @27 year old

    What are you referring to?

    People grow up. It’s a messy process. Leaves wreckage, debris. Wasn’t it like that for you? It’s OK, within limits, and contained.

    Re-mirrored onto society writ large though, aiiyesh.

    • Replies: @27 year old
  32. @Anon

    Actually she does look about half and half. She’s got really light skin but her facial features show a clear white/black mix.

    Most biracial people look closer to the Caucasian spectrum of features. Look at Halle Berry or Paula Patton.

    Obama is the exception in looking more black, not the rule. Had he looked more like most American biracials, he might not have won the democratic primary.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  33. One of the lessons about human behavior I learned after managing people in a corporate environment for 3.5 years is that the majority of people never mature emotionally beyond high school. Twitter is the equivalent of taking that dynamic and adding meth into the mix.

    As such, I’m not sure there is a scenario where social media would be beneficial to civilization.

    • Replies: @Tex
    , @Anon
  34. Anonymous[506] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon7

    Does Jarrett have a mask-like face, with just the mouth moving? Did Roseanne have any idea that Jarrett had any black ancestry?

    I’m guessing she’s an octoroon, and an especially simian looking one at that.

    Especially, she is simian looking in a science fictiony looking way.

    And it’s possible that Roseanne Barr did in fact not know that she is Ostensibly Black.

  35. Anonymous[506] • Disclaimer says:
    @S. Anonyia

    Real half and half people-half white and half real 100 percent Sub Saharan Africa-look like lightish skinned American blacks. Depending on what specific tribe the SSA parent is.

  36. Anonymous[506] • Disclaimer says:

    One step more black than Valerie Jarrett and you might get Halle Berry: one step less and you might get Ava Gardner.

    Maybe blackness should be rated in b-stops, like the old f-stops on film cameras.

  37. Pericles says:
    @Father O'Hara

    Why do these freaks have bats???

    They’re bringing them to the gun fight.

  38. Pericles says:

    As I read these comments, I scroll past the tweets of one S. Sailer.

    “Mike Judge’s “Idiocracy” is just about the only sci-fi movie ever made in which Future America is depicted as having about as many Latinos as Present America already has.”

    Do not forget Demolition Man, which in retrospect got so much right about the future. In this particular instance, teeming masses of Latinos are at first not seen but turn out to be working in tunnels beneath Whitopia.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  39. @Father O'Hara

    It’s part of their identity, a sort of tribal marker. Bats-hit.
    Although it’s deffo a swing and a miss to me.

  40. @donut

    That’s because you don’t get wrinkles on a balloon.

  41. Logan says:
    @Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta

    Or perhaps when there’s one of you and ten of them.

    • Replies: @al gore rhythms
  42. @Pericles

    Thanks.

    Elysium is set in future Los Angeles but was filmed in Mexico City.

    • Replies: @Pericles
  43. @SimplePseudonymicHandle

    What was toxic about high school?

    And what “growing up” do you see happening in the twitter community?

    The problem is the establishment lapdogs have no personal growth or self awareness whatsoever.

  44. Wency says:
    @Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta

    It’s worth remembering that a generation or two ago, the Pacific NW wasn’t so weird, and I suspect Evergreen wasn’t either.

  45. Unzerker says:
    @Anon

    Both Jarett’s parents were very light skinned blacks.

  46. Tex says:
    @Isidore the Farmer

    One of the lessons about human behavior I learned after managing people in a corporate environment for 3.5 years is that the majority of people never mature emotionally beyond high school. Twitter is the equivalent of taking that dynamic and adding meth into the mix.

    As such, I’m not sure there is a scenario where social media would be beneficial to civilization.

    Honestly, I suspect social media played a large part in the breakdown of social trust in the last few years. Exposure to the unfiltered opinions of others (and I mean any kind, whether it’s about the future of society or what to call a crock pot) has all kinds of weird effects, whether its outrage addiction, or echo chambers, or simply being unable to accept that others think differently, none of which make for harmony. We used to worry a lot about nuclear war. I tend to think social media might be the bigger threat. I think social media is a big experiment in rearranging human communication, and we’re the guinea pigs.

    And yes, I’m here saying that in blog comments.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  47. anon[112] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon7

    VJ has a seriously bad wig on. She looks like she’s channeling Paul Williams on a 1974 Johnny Carson show. Or maybe it’s the leisure suit/ pants suit nexus?

  48. @Forbes

    Most of the Twitter mob has never seen the original. As it is, they’re all on patrol to make you conform to the CURRENT YEAR. Because there’s no diversity and inclusion without conformity.

    It’s the left’s version of assimilation.

  49. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @27 year old

    Probably referring to everything about high school.

  50. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Isidore the Farmer

    I was going to post that most jobs are just like high school. And from what I’ve seen of my mothers retirement home, the place is just like high school.

    Condo and homeowner associations can get very high schoolish too.

  51. Pericles says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Ah yes, Elysium, one of my favorite later movies, filmed with what seems to be an exquisite ambiguity. I’m sure some would even call it Straussian.

  52. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta

    2012 refers to the year marijuana was legalized in Wa state..

  53. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Father O'Hara

    Remember, I think it was during the 2016 election some SJWs ran screaming “ the KKK is on campus”?

    Turns out that they saw a couple lab coats in one of the science labs. SJWs in the science buildings? Who knew?

    • Replies: @sayless
  54. I think Ward Kendall covers the whole Skin Tone #9 gradient system in one of his dystopian sci-fi novels, but I rather suspect that his inspiration came from Brazil’s official forays into that territory.

    Any lyricists out there, feel free to be inspired to do a Skin Tone #9 re-write of Revolution #9.

    Forward or backwards.

  55. @Logan

    I’d still fancy my chances against the group in the picture, baseball bats and all.

    First I’d grab the fat girl’s bat. Then I’d use it on Jamil and tell the others to drop their bats. The End.

    • LOL: Harry Baldwin
  56. sayless says:
    @Anon

    At Ohio State a young scholar tweeted a photo of a white plastic hood over a microscope. She thought it was Klan.

    She didn’t know what it was, the picture was taken through a window from outside.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  57. J.Ross says: • Website
    @sayless

    Good thing nobody told her that every good chemistry lab has a big hood that is sure to remove all trace of foreign elements.

  58. Anonymous[249] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    Huma is really light-skinned for a Saudi, too.

    Huma’s family are Pakistanis who worked as retainers of the Saudis, not actual Arabs. (Arabs consider non-Arabs second-class Muslims.)

    Saudis use Pakistanis, Muslim Indians and Bangladeshi for jobs that need some brains and good English. In this case, the job was spreading Islam to the enemy West, so non-Muslims were not consider.

    For other things that actually matter, e.g. national defense, oil extraction and shipping, drinking water etc., the actual top level jobs are held by First World foreigners behind a Saudi figurehead who is strictly instructed to let the Americans/Europeans do their jobs without interference.

  59. Karl says:
    @Anonymous

    13 Anonymous[727] > Huma is really light-skinned for a Saudi

    but she’s about average for an upscale Lahore family, which is where her parents are from

    As is Imran Awan and HIS wife

    Lahore continues to pump out average-proficiency folks in the learned professions. If you were a lower upper-class Saudi, you might choose to have your daughter’s reduction-rhinoplasty done in Lahore under the guise of (e.g.) going to culinary academy. Much more private. The upper-upper-class groom might not realize that he’s been conned, until the first baby turns 3 or so, with fully-filled-in facial features. Which the mother of the bride can blame on the grandmother of the groom.

    At that point, it’s easier and cheaper for the hubby to just import a continuing string of Filipina and SriLanakan nannies.

  60. @Tex

    And yes, I’m here saying that in blog comments.

    Don’t be too hard on yourself, Tex. This here is not social media. It is anti-social media.

  61. Anon[314] • Disclaimer says:
    @Thea

    He says in the video that “Your free speech is not more important than the lives of black trans femmes and students on this campus.” So maybe he’s a black trans or femme or trans femme.

    O.K., here we go, from Teen Vogue, the inspiring story of the “woman” for whom hormones didn’t get rid of xher beard:

    How My Beard Affects My Gender Identity as a Trans Femme
    It was uncomfortable and alien in the beginning.

    https://www.teenvogue.com/story/how-my-beard-affects-my-gender-identity-as-a-trans-femme

    Why did I feel that if I didn’t reflect the twisted expectations of a patriarchally defined femininity I’d set for myself that I was not worthy of being called a woman? That somehow the secondary sex characteristics of my assigned gender at birth invalidated that claim.

    It was time to dispose of the foolish idea that I must be sanitized of any modicum of what could be perceived as masculine in order to “qualify” as my internal gender identity. There were days I could barely stand it — even insulated by layers of privilege it ached, but I had to remember that what I was fighting was not myself but a lifetime of cisheteronormative conditioning that had no place in my mind.

    More time passed and with my beard grew a sense of confidence in my gender identity that I’d never truly had — a reconciliation of my own self-image and the person who I was, as I was, in that very moment.

    Teen Vogue has officially become indistinguishable from Everyday Feminism.

    The author is a bearded trans femme woman. Canadian, of course, and a model for a Canadian cosmetics company.

    Coming out once as gay, and then as transgender in a very small town have been arduous tasks to say the least.

    I look forward to xhis future comings-out, as whatever hepcat gender is yet to be introduced.

  62. Dave Pinsen says: • Website

    The FT editorializes about Roseanne today:

    And a White House correspondent who grew up in a 94% white town in Connecticut piles on Roseanne as well:

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