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From National Geographic:

For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist. To Rise Above Our Past, We Must Acknowledge It

By Susan Goldberg, Editor in Chief

This story is part of The Race Issue, a special issue of National Geographic that explores how race defines, separates, and unites us. Tell us your story with #IDefineMe.

… I’m the tenth editor of National Geographic since its founding in 1888. I’m the first woman and the first Jewish person—a member of two groups that also once faced discrimination here.

But now … vengeance is mine!

Great-Grandfather, for all those miserable rounds of golf you had to play at the Century Country Club instead of at Winged Foot, I shall make them pay.

It hurts to share the appalling stories from the magazine’s past. But when we decided to devote our April magazine to the topic of race, we thought we should examine our own history before turning our reportorial gaze to others.

Race is not a biological construct, as writer Elizabeth Kolbert explains in this issue, but a social one that can have devastating effects. …

Meanwhile it pictured “natives” elsewhere as exotics, famously and frequently unclothed, happy hunters, noble savages—every type of cliché. …

Some of what you find in our archives leaves you speechless, like a 1916 story about Australia. Underneath photos of two Aboriginal people, the caption reads: “South Australian Blackfellows: These savages rank lowest in intelligence of all human beings.”

Of course, today, 102 years later, there are numerous pure-blood Australian Aborigine Nobel Laureates, like … uh … But, everybody knows that the problems of Aboriginal Australians are over. Oh … they’re not? Well that must be due to the lingering psychic emanations of all the white racists in Australia. Just let in some more Afghan undocumented migrants and deeply caring and culturally sensitive Guangdong millionaires and life will be wonderful once again for the Aborigines.

 
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  1. She’s only doing this to remind the world that NatGeo still in fact exists.

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    • Replies: @Barnard
    I don't think National Geographic is doing poorly, the reasons were pretty clearly spelled out in her first paragraph.
    , @Anon
    It won't much longer if she's the editor.
    , @Tim Howells
    National Geographic is still around, and covers some pretty cool stuff.

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/features/athletes/alex-honnold/most-dangerous-free-solo-climb-yosemite-national-park-el-capitan/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0GDGB3PMtQ

    Unfortunately ms goldberg will probably put an end to the extreme sports angle due to it's unbearable Whiteness.

    http://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2011/09/28/extreme-sports-as-a-context-of-implicit-whiteness/
    , @Altai
    Putting a tedious bitchy managerialist in charge is an admission of the loss of anything that once made Nat Geo special. It's an admission that it doesn't matter who is incharge it's already dead and fewer and fewer people with options will choose to work there.
    , @The preferred nomenclature is...
    Nah, Jews in Power (JIP) enjoy stamping their boot on Goy face, good and hard these days all the while denying any such thing. They enjoy the fact no one will scream out loud the emperor has no clothes. The more abusive their actions and absurd their words the better.
    , @pyrrhus
    Maybe she consumed too many Tide pods, or something...That probably won't be the excuse for the idiots who hired her...
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  2. Of course, today, 102 years later, there are numerous pure-blood Australian Aborigine Nobel Laureates, like … uh …

    I don’t know of any either, but I thought this anti-gasoline-huffing PSA was pretty good.

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    • Replies: @Pat Kittle
    Why do so many of those abo's (even more so than Blacks in the US) make their hair look blond?

    White racism is all I can make of it.

    , @Cloudswrest
    Murdoch Murdoch has an hilarious take on this in one of their Youtube vidoes, "The Alt/Light Strikes Back" here, starting at 4:53.

    https://youtu.be/AaYOIHhqRNE?t=4m53s
    , @Roderick Spode
    Thank you.
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  3. @Berty
    She's only doing this to remind the world that NatGeo still in fact exists.

    I don’t think National Geographic is doing poorly, the reasons were pretty clearly spelled out in her first paragraph.

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  4. @Berty
    She's only doing this to remind the world that NatGeo still in fact exists.

    It won’t much longer if she’s the editor.

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    • Replies: @AndrewR
    Good. I loved it while I was growing up but if they have decided, for whatever reasons, to hand the reins over to a Jewess SJW then by all means let the whole thing go under. Nothing good lasts forever.
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  5. Flake News

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  6. Nat Geo starting going south a long time ago. First, like most mags, there was the incredible profusion of ads. Maybe like 3 or 4x as much as the old issues. Then they were really into global warming. Being lectured at kind of ruins one’s sense of adventure.

    Still, it wasn’t as bad as what Playboy did. Before they went on nude hiatus, I think they actually had a trans feature. Definitely not a strategy to expand one’s audience.

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Nat Geo had a trans feature too, but I think this was after they stopped featuring nude native girls.
    , @njguy73

    Still, it wasn’t as bad as what Playboy did.
     
    Or how Sports Illustrated turned the swimsuit issue into the "make such-and-such feel better about themselves" issue, or worst of all, Mad having ads.

    The magazine industry is dead as a doornail.

    , @YetAnotherAnon
    I've mentioned before that this mag now features covers like "Putin's Russia" where the piece has nothing to do with geography, or "Why People Lie" which seems to have nothing to do with geography but a lot to do with Presidential elections.
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  7. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Why is someone who thinks the magazines past appalling hired to run it?

    What the fuck is wrong with boomer white men that you flushed our country down the toilet? Was it just too awesome growing up in peace and prosperity and watching man fly to the moon that you decided to really stick it to your kids and grandchildren?

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    • Replies: @Anonym
    What the fuck is wrong with boomer white men that you flushed our country down the toilet? Was it just too awesome growing up in peace and prosperity and watching man fly to the moon that you decided to really stick it to your kids and grandchildren?

    The rot started earlier than the boomers really. The silents and if not the worst generation, the stupid generation before them. But the boomers have indeed been pretty worthless, Steve excepted.
    , @Chris Mallory
    Yet another anonymous coward with daddy issues. Yes, we know. Your father had to work long hours to keep you in your Izod shirts and parachute pants. He didn't have time to pat you on the head and tell you what a good boy you were. Maybe if he had given you a hug you would not have all your boomer hate. Consider putting on your big boy pants and taking responsibility for your own life.
    , @William Badwhite
    Agreed. What could the board or whoever was in charge of hiring this awful woman have been thinking? "Hmm here is yet another left-wing jewish woman with an axe to grind. They seem to be in short supply. As a bonus she thinks our more than century old magazine is awful. Seems like a perfect hire".

    https://www.nationalgeographic.org/leadership/board-advisors/
    , @Thea
    Trump is a Boomer
    , @AnotherDad

    What the fuck is wrong with boomer white men that you flushed our country down the toilet? Was it just too awesome growing up in peace and prosperity and watching man fly to the moon that you decided to really stick it to your kids and grandchildren?
     
    While my generation is definitely worthy of some serious abuse, you young guys should really learn to do math.

    My dad was still shy of 40 when the 1964 Civil Rights Act and 1965 Immigration Act were passed. Most Congressmen at the time probably averaged at least a decade older than pretty much all the WWII vets raising kids in my neighborhood--or at least the enlisted/GI bill guys like my dad. We boomers were ... kids!
    , @Citizen of a Silly Country
    The "Greatest" generation started this rot. Boomers just rode the wave.
    , @Reg Cæsar

    Was it just too awesome growing up in peace and prosperity and watching man fly to the moon...
     
    Peace, prosperity, pornography, and racial liberalism.

    ...that you decided to really stick it to your kids and grandchildren?
     
    Social Security and AFDC date from 1935 and Medicare from 1966. Only four states, with 4.4% of the US population, allowed even the oldest "boomers" to vote before 1967.

    As bad as the New Math was, it is obviously superior to the Fuzzy kind.
    , @Kyle
    Inter tribal nepotism
    , @MBlanc46
    I’ not surprised that you hide behind anonymity.
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  8. But when we decided to devote our April magazine to the topic of race, we thought we should examine our own history before turning our reportorial gaze to others.

    Of course, when I use the word “we,” I’m not really including myself. Remember, I’m Jewish and a woman:

    I’m the first woman and the first Jewish person—a member of two groups that also once faced discrimination here.

    I’m really talking about those WASP scum….You know the type…

    John Hyde (October 1888 – 14 September 1900; Editor-in-Chief: 14 September 1900 – February 1903)
    Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor (1875–1966) (Editor-in-Chief: February 1903 – 20 January 1920; Managing Editor: 14 September 1900 – February 1903; Assistant Editor: May 1899 – 14 September 1900)
    Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor (21 January 1920 – 5 May 1954)
    John Oliver LaGorce (1880–1959) (5 May 1954 – 8 January 1957)
    Melville Bell Grosvenor (1901–1982) (8 January 1957 – 1 August 1967)
    Frederick Vosburgh (1905–2005) (1 August 1967 – October 1970)
    Gilbert Melville Grosvenor (1931– ) (October 1970 – July 1980)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Geographic#Editors-in-chief

    I mean, Gilbert Melville Grosvenor….we all know what to expect from a guy with a name like that…..

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    • Replies: @Barnard
    I had no idea the descendants of Alexander Graham Bell were so prominent at National Geographic. Does Gilbert Meville Grovsvenor not have any children who can take over the editor in chief role?
    , @AnotherDad

    I’m the tenth editor of National Geographic since its founding in 1888. I’m the first woman and the first Jewish person—a member of two groups that also once faced discrimination here.
     
    Wreckers.

    Some sort of biological imperative. They can't be happy just going an building their own stuff--"Anti-National Geographic". Nope. Must wreck their stuff.
    , @Eagle Eye

    Race is not a biological construct, as writer Elizabeth Kolbert explains in this issue, but a social one that can have devastating effects. …
     
    So this was written by a real expert, of course? Well, no.

    After graduating from Mamaroneck High School, Kolbert spent four years studying literature at Yale University. In 1983, she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the Universität Hamburg, in Germany.
    ...

    She received a Lannan Literary Fellowship in 2006. She served as a judge for the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award in 2012.[4] She received the Sam Rose and Julie Walters Prize for Global Environmental Activism at Dickinson College in 2016.

     

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

    But surely Susie Goldberg knows what she is talking about, being the new boss? (Surely women would not tend to regard their job solely as means for social infighting?)


    Goldberg eventually graduated from Michigan State University in 1987 with a BA in journalism.[9] She has since established the Susan Goldberg Scholarship.[10]

     

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Goldberg
    , @Buffalo Joe
    Syon, Buffalo's main downtown library, when I was a kid, was the Grosvenor Library. I will research the connection.
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  9. It is interesting that some people can on the one hand celebrate the fact that they would abort Down’s Syndrome kids because their IQ is around 60, but on the other hand be left speechless because of a hundred year old article that, as far as I know, accurately reports the rank of Australian Aboriginals’ intelligence. Which is about 60.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/i-wouldve-aborted-a-fetus-with-down-syndrome-women-need-that-right/2018/03/09/3aaac364-23d6-11e8-94da-ebf9d112159c_story.html

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    I would abort the Downs fetus and I would also require children to be taught that Aborigines have a 60 IQ on average if that is indeed what their average IQ really is. I would also explain that although Aborigines are low IQ by our standards, they may have other mental abilities that allow them to survive the Outback if that is indeed the case, as it certainly seems to be. Aboriginal children were running off and walking hundreds of klicks to their home in conditions that would have killed any white man this side of Army Rangers. They did this by instinct, remember?

    They can survive the Outback but they can't succeed in the cities of Western civilization.
    , @Corvinus
    "but on the other hand be left speechless because of a hundred year old article that, as far as I know, accurately reports the rank of Australian Aboriginals’ intelligence."

    On the surface level, absolutely. But let's dig deeper and start noticing here. The magazine was a product of the times by stating that the Aboriginal people were "savages"--there was a comparison to European standards of civilization. By the way, how "civilized" were they regarding their treatment of anyone deemed inferior to them? Furthermore, consider how IQ was deemed to be strictly biologically based by way of the work of Sir Francis Galton, who had been influenced by Charles Darwin. But we know now definitively that the environment also plays an integral role in IQ.

    Of course, there is controversy as to why IQ ought to be the measuring stick for the Aussie bushmen.

    https://www.jstor.org/stable/3098880?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

    "Which is about 60."

    Other than surprising considering that this group was not exposed to Western ways of thinking. Let's see how well you do on this. No cheating!

    http://wilderdom.com/personality/intelligenceOriginalAustralian.html
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  10. Ms. Goldberg’s our Etiquette Chief:
    How our ancestors’ words cause her grief!
    unz.org’s a safe space
    For research about race:
    It’s a time machine granting relief.

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Great limerick add-on to the main feature, as usual.
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  11. Next, she will be saying that NatGeo invented all those tribes and encouraged them to hate each other, thus sowing divisions in the Garden of Eden.

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  12. There not they’re knot their nought … devastating effect … psychic emanations … there not they’re knot their nought

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  13. How did Jews face discrimination by the National Geographic? As a white male I faced discrimination by the National Geographic because as a boy I never saw topless white women in the magazine.

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    How did Jews face discrimination by the National Geographic?
     
    Get WOKE, bigot:

    Founded and run by WASPs = Anti-Semitism.

    The scourge of Anti-Semitism will not not be ended until every single organization created by WASPs is under Jewish control.
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  14. She may be the first Jew as Editor in Chief but now that National Geographic is owned by 21st Century Fox and is part of the entertainment industry she won’t be the last. I’ll wager that the majority of all subsequent editors will be members of the tribe.

    The list of prior editors is interesting. From 1900 to 1970 the position was held mainly by members of Grosvenor-Bell family, with the Bell lineage originating with Alexander Graham.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Geographic#Editors-in-chief

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    She may be the first Jew as Editor in Chief but now that National Geographic is owned by 21st Century Fox and is part of the entertainment industry she won’t be the last. I’ll wager that the majority of all subsequent editors will be members of the tribe.

    Even as the poz begins now, no one will read it so there is that.
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  15. Third line: “Oh… there not?” Should be “they’re not?” of course. You can just delete/hide this comment.

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  16. Photographer Frank Schreider shows men from Timor island his camera in a 1962 issue. The magazine often ran photos of “uncivilized” native people seemingly fascinated by “civilized” Westerners’ technology.

    In reality, of course, those Timorese tribesmen were completely unimpressed by even the most advanced specimens of Western Technology…..

    “Cards and clay pipes amuse guests in Fairfax House’s 18th-century parlor,” reads the caption in a 1956 article on Virginia history. Although slave labor built homes featured in the article, the writer contended that they “stand for a chapter of this country’s history every American is proud to remember.”

    Whereas WOKE-Folk know that every White Anglo should feel deep and abiding shame for everything that was done in 18th century Anglo-America….

    We asked John Edwin Mason to help with this examination. Mason is well positioned for the task: He’s a University of Virginia professor specializing in the history of photography and the history of Africa, a frequent crossroads of our storytelling. He dived into our archives.

    Prof Mason…

    What Mason found in short was that until the 1970s National Geographic all but ignored people of color who lived in the United States,

    But we’re WOKE, now….So expect two-thirds of all articles to be about Black and Latinx people….Not too many East Asians, though….

    South African gold miners were “entranced by thundering drums” during “vigorous tribal dances,” a 1962 issue reported.

    Shoulda described them as “lethargic” or maybe “languid”…..

    National Geographic of the mid-20th century was known for its glamorous depictions of Pacific islanders. Tarita Teriipaia, from Bora-Bora, was pictured in July 1962—the same year she appeared opposite Marlon Brando in the movie Mutiny on the Bounty.

    We wish to apologize to Black African women for not making them look as glamorous as Polynesian women….

    Fast-forward to a 2015 story about Haiti, when we gave cameras to young Haitians and asked them to document the reality of their world. “The images by Haitians are really, really important,” Mason said, and would have been “unthinkable” in our past. So would our coverage now of ethnic and religious conflicts, evolving gender norms, the realities of today’s Africa, and much more.

    Yeah, bigots. We’re gonna fill your boring old WASP magazine with non-binary Blacks…..

    Mason also uncovered a string of oddities—photos of “the native person fascinated by Western technology. It really creates this us-and-them dichotomy between the civilized and the uncivilized.”

    Look, there is no reason for Stone Age peoples to have any interest in Western Technology!

    And then there’s the excess of pictures of beautiful Pacific-island women.

    And let me repeat, we are really, really sorry for not finding ways to make Black African girls look as beautiful as Polynesian girls….

    April 4 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. It’s a worthy moment to step back, to take stock of where we are on race. It’s also a conversation that is changing in real time: In two years, for the first time in U.S. history, less than half the children in the nation will be white.

    Say goodbye to Anglo-America, bigots!

    Susan Goldberg

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    Prof Mason…

    That guy looks like a cross between the rich guy who started Jurassic Park, and about half the guys whose faces are on barbecue sauce bottles.
    , @jcd1974
    Professor Mason appears to be in Uncle Remus cosplay.
    , @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Susan-Goldberg.jpeg
     
    She really should be selling condos on the Upper West Side.
    , @Anonymous
    Seriously, Latinx, it is the year 2018!!!!!!
    The term is now [email protected]!!!!!
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/ismael-chamu-7243b1b4

    (Except when you don't proofread and write "Latino" in the very same paragraph....)
    , @Anonymous

    And then there’s the excess of pictures of beautiful Pacific-island women.
     
    The horror! The horror!

    Sailer’s First Law of Female Journalism:


    The most heartfelt journalistic extrusions will be demands for how society must be reengineered so that, come the Revolution, the writer herself will be considered hotter-looking.
     
    What better way to make Ms. Goldberg hotter-looking than to do away with the "excess" of exotic beauties.

    Also makes business sense. What kind of readers could possibly want to buy a magazine with glamorous shots of scarcely-clad exotic women and men? That's simply not who we are (TNWWA).

    , @Steve Sailer
    "Fast-forward to a 2015 story about Haiti, when we gave cameras to young Haitians and asked them to document the reality of their world. “The images by Haitians are really, really important,” Mason said, and would have been “unthinkable” in our past. "

    Yeah, National Geographic used to pay for the best outdoor photographers in the world, now they just give out cameras to poor people.

    , @The Craw
    Syonredux, please excuse my piggybacking onto your comment, but I'd like to ask the isteve commentariat their opinion re Ms. Goldberg's physical pose in that photo. It seems to me that the arms-folded-across-chest is the default photographic pose for all women who wish to project authority. Business women, female politicians, lady lawyers, etc. all strike this pose in photographs with such regularity that it's a stereotype. Similarly situated males don't use this pose with any frequency. What is the deal with that? What causes a woman to think: "This will show 'em I mean business!" ?

    Apologies again, Syonredux.
    , @bored identity
    Susan Everysingletimeberg is totally legit in her claim that Natz Geo pictured “natives” elsewhere as exotics, famously and frequently unclothed, happy hunters, noble savages—every type of cliché.


    Since bored identity deeply despises every.single.time types of cliches, he unearthed this ancient footage with some internationaly priviliged, and beyond the pale, villain pushing White Powder on Wakanda's Davidson Institute cadets :

    https://youtu.be/50_Mb01Q0c4?t=16m24s
    , @bored identity
    Susan Everysingletimeberg is totally legit in her claim that Natz Geo pictured “natives” elsewhere as exotics, famously and frequently unclothed, happy hunters, noble savages—every type of cliché.


    Since bored identity deeply despises every.single.time types of cliches, he unearthed this ancient footage with some internationaly priviliged, and beyond the pale, villain pushing White Powder on Wakanda's Davidson Institute cadets :

    https://youtu.be/50_Mb01Q0c4?t=16m24s
    , @Forbes
    NG is self-flagellation at its finest...
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  17. In http://www.unz.com/isteve/dna-and-iq/ , Tiny Duck writes, “I find it astonishing that yourace realists constantly bang on about how intelligence is so important, and yet none have seemed to notice that a rather disconcerting number of their followers tend to struggle when writing a sentence that involves the correct use of the words “there”, “their” and the contraction “they’re”.”

    Oh Steve, you are so subtle. Now you write, “But, everybody knows that the problems of Aboriginal Australians are over. Oh … there not?”

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  18. National Geographic has been dead to me for a couple of decades already. It’s not just the lack of educational photos of native girls that must not have had pocket money for bras and blouses. I’m over that. It’s more that this magazine has been full-on promoting the Global Climate Disruption (TM) nonsense for well nigh 20 years. Every! Single! Issue!

    I have not enjoyed an issue of National Geographic since the 1980′s. It’s a damn shame really since I really like geography, for one thing. Additionally, this is one of those societies, like the Royal Astronomical Society, that has been around for more than 100 years, and just reminds me of the glory days for scientists and explorers. There’s so much history there that this stupid broad wants to wipe out.

    … we thought we should examine our own history before turning our reportorial gaze to others.”

    What you all should examine, you dumb broad, is your subscription numbers. This magazine was one of the few left for which subscribers would still have been prone to getting a nice glossy-paper copy to keep around rather than looking at a computer screen. Lots of people with the money to keep life-long subscriptions have probably bailed on it, if my thoughts on it are any indication. You’re nothing but one out of a hundred TV channels now. #SAD!

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    And not even a good TV channel. Discovery, Animal Planet, Nat Geo-they all have the most infantile "I F***ing love Science" dreck. BBC's Natural History Unit might be an appendage of a lefty news source, but damn they make great documentaries that make me embarrassed to watch the "Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives" crap we have in the U.S.
    , @Mr. Anon
    Yeah, last time I looked at Nat. Geo. it was pretty underwhelming; it looked like a lot of SJW propaganda. My parents had a subscription, and we had, at one time, a complete set from the late 50s all the way through the late 90s or early 00s. It was pretty good, at least up through the early 80s, which was the last time I read it regularly. American Heritage was pretty good too. I assume it is similarly pozzed.
    , @Harry Baldwin
    Every year, my siblings and I would get a gift subscription from my late father. It used to be an interesting read, pleasant escapist fun, but for the last two decades it's been a hectoring downer, focusing on global warming, overpopulation, infectious diseases, racism, Third World poverty, etc. No thanks, I get enough of that elsewhere.
    , @Lagertha
    Agree. Ntl Geographic has been so full of cloying articles about how bad western civilization was and is. It is constantly, full of hectoring articles about how Europe and North America are responsible for the misery of the rest of the world/global climate change, blah, blah. The barely masked push to punish their descendants, or destroy Western countries/cultures, pay reparations to the rest of the world is alarming. But, another example of why Trump won.

    I wonder how she felt about the beautiful naked Estonian "earth mama" with her 4 golden haired sons, on the sauna dock on that NYT Travel cover? - I know, I know...I should give it up however, a perfect example of double standards about which race of women can be naked in a magazine...or whether the sex-crazed Nordic beauty stereotype, continues to live on in the thoughts of bigoted editors of every magazine in the USA....will we ever see a blonde on a cover again?

    a newspaper somehow, could not find a single Irish kid to put on the front page of a St. Patty's parade: Check out Hartford Courant, March 12, 2018 front page - I am too much of a dummy to figure out how send it to you all, here

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  19. @syonredux

    But when we decided to devote our April magazine to the topic of race, we thought we should examine our own history before turning our reportorial gaze to others.
     
    Of course, when I use the word "we," I'm not really including myself. Remember, I'm Jewish and a woman:

    I’m the first woman and the first Jewish person—a member of two groups that also once faced discrimination here.
     
    I'm really talking about those WASP scum....You know the type...

    John Hyde (October 1888 – 14 September 1900; Editor-in-Chief: 14 September 1900 – February 1903)
    Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor (1875–1966) (Editor-in-Chief: February 1903 – 20 January 1920; Managing Editor: 14 September 1900 – February 1903; Assistant Editor: May 1899 – 14 September 1900)
    Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor (21 January 1920 – 5 May 1954)
    John Oliver LaGorce (1880–1959) (5 May 1954 – 8 January 1957)
    Melville Bell Grosvenor (1901–1982) (8 January 1957 – 1 August 1967)
    Frederick Vosburgh (1905–2005) (1 August 1967 – October 1970)
    Gilbert Melville Grosvenor (1931– ) (October 1970 – July 1980)
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Geographic#Editors-in-chief


    I mean, Gilbert Melville Grosvenor....we all know what to expect from a guy with a name like that.....

    I had no idea the descendants of Alexander Graham Bell were so prominent at National Geographic. Does Gilbert Meville Grovsvenor not have any children who can take over the editor in chief role?

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    Alas, not all the descendants of illustrious men live up to the family name.

    One of Grosvenor's grandsons (i.e. great-grandson of AG Bell) is doing a life sentence without possibility of parole for having spied for Fidel Castro all during his 30 year State Department career:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kendall_Myers
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  20. Aren’t Aborigines in fact the lowest IQ people?

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    Aren’t Aborigines in fact the lowest IQ people?
     
    Why make a silly little thing like reality part of the conversation?
    , @Doug
    Think pygmies might qualify. It would be close.
    , @Anonymous
    On the other side of the coin, they apparently have the sharpest eyesight of any race.
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  21. >Race is not a biological construct … but a social one …
    The term “social construct” is Marx-speak for a lie that society participates in making. The entire term is meant to dismiss its target (compare Stirner’s “spooks”). She means to compare a social construct with a biological fact and cannot because she doesn’t know what these words mean.

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    I love this part from the Scientific American article on how race is a social construct and doesn't exist.

    Pääbo said geography might be a better substitute in regions such as Europe to define "populations" from a genetic perspective. However, he added that, in North America, where the majority of the population has come from different parts of the world during the past 300 years, distinctions like "African Americans" or "European Americans" might still work as a proxy to suggest where a person's major ancestry originated.

    Yudell also said scientists need to get more specific with their language, perhaps using terms like "ancestry" or "population" that might more precisely reflect the relationship between humans and their genes, on both the individual and population level.
     
    As you can, our betters tell us, there are no different races - we're all just the human race - but population groups or ancestral groups that perfectly fit the layman and common-use definition of race do exist and have differing genetic profiles on average.

    Apparently, I'm not a racist but an ancestralist.
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  22. @syonredux

    Photographer Frank Schreider shows men from Timor island his camera in a 1962 issue. The magazine often ran photos of “uncivilized” native people seemingly fascinated by “civilized” Westerners’ technology.
     
    In reality, of course, those Timorese tribesmen were completely unimpressed by even the most advanced specimens of Western Technology.....

    “Cards and clay pipes amuse guests in Fairfax House’s 18th-century parlor,” reads the caption in a 1956 article on Virginia history. Although slave labor built homes featured in the article, the writer contended that they “stand for a chapter of this country’s history every American is proud to remember.”
     
    Whereas WOKE-Folk know that every White Anglo should feel deep and abiding shame for everything that was done in 18th century Anglo-America....

    We asked John Edwin Mason to help with this examination. Mason is well positioned for the task: He’s a University of Virginia professor specializing in the history of photography and the history of Africa, a frequent crossroads of our storytelling. He dived into our archives.

     

    Prof Mason...

    https://www.wired.com/images_blogs/rawfile/2010/11/jem.jpg

    What Mason found in short was that until the 1970s National Geographic all but ignored people of color who lived in the United States,

     

    But we're WOKE, now....So expect two-thirds of all articles to be about Black and Latinx people....Not too many East Asians, though....

    South African gold miners were “entranced by thundering drums” during “vigorous tribal dances,” a 1962 issue reported.
     
    Shoulda described them as "lethargic" or maybe "languid".....

    National Geographic of the mid-20th century was known for its glamorous depictions of Pacific islanders. Tarita Teriipaia, from Bora-Bora, was pictured in July 1962—the same year she appeared opposite Marlon Brando in the movie Mutiny on the Bounty.

     

    We wish to apologize to Black African women for not making them look as glamorous as Polynesian women....

    Fast-forward to a 2015 story about Haiti, when we gave cameras to young Haitians and asked them to document the reality of their world. “The images by Haitians are really, really important,” Mason said, and would have been “unthinkable” in our past. So would our coverage now of ethnic and religious conflicts, evolving gender norms, the realities of today’s Africa, and much more.
     
    Yeah, bigots. We're gonna fill your boring old WASP magazine with non-binary Blacks.....

    Mason also uncovered a string of oddities—photos of “the native person fascinated by Western technology. It really creates this us-and-them dichotomy between the civilized and the uncivilized.”
     
    Look, there is no reason for Stone Age peoples to have any interest in Western Technology!

    And then there’s the excess of pictures of beautiful Pacific-island women.

     

    And let me repeat, we are really, really sorry for not finding ways to make Black African girls look as beautiful as Polynesian girls....

    April 4 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. It’s a worthy moment to step back, to take stock of where we are on race. It’s also a conversation that is changing in real time: In two years, for the first time in U.S. history, less than half the children in the nation will be white.
     
    Say goodbye to Anglo-America, bigots!


    Susan Goldberg



    http://www.careercontessa.com/uploadedImages/Library/_COVER-Susan-Goldberg.jpeg

    Prof Mason…

    That guy looks like a cross between the rich guy who started Jurassic Park, and about half the guys whose faces are on barbecue sauce bottles.

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    Sorry, that was meant to be an LOL.
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  23. I always found the NG soft porn just a little bit creepy. Not sure if it was the soft porn aspect, or if it was the constant exposure to too much information about people who really don’t contribute.

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    It was creepy because you were getting off to people who didn't consent to it.
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  24. @syonredux

    Photographer Frank Schreider shows men from Timor island his camera in a 1962 issue. The magazine often ran photos of “uncivilized” native people seemingly fascinated by “civilized” Westerners’ technology.
     
    In reality, of course, those Timorese tribesmen were completely unimpressed by even the most advanced specimens of Western Technology.....

    “Cards and clay pipes amuse guests in Fairfax House’s 18th-century parlor,” reads the caption in a 1956 article on Virginia history. Although slave labor built homes featured in the article, the writer contended that they “stand for a chapter of this country’s history every American is proud to remember.”
     
    Whereas WOKE-Folk know that every White Anglo should feel deep and abiding shame for everything that was done in 18th century Anglo-America....

    We asked John Edwin Mason to help with this examination. Mason is well positioned for the task: He’s a University of Virginia professor specializing in the history of photography and the history of Africa, a frequent crossroads of our storytelling. He dived into our archives.

     

    Prof Mason...

    https://www.wired.com/images_blogs/rawfile/2010/11/jem.jpg

    What Mason found in short was that until the 1970s National Geographic all but ignored people of color who lived in the United States,

     

    But we're WOKE, now....So expect two-thirds of all articles to be about Black and Latinx people....Not too many East Asians, though....

    South African gold miners were “entranced by thundering drums” during “vigorous tribal dances,” a 1962 issue reported.
     
    Shoulda described them as "lethargic" or maybe "languid".....

    National Geographic of the mid-20th century was known for its glamorous depictions of Pacific islanders. Tarita Teriipaia, from Bora-Bora, was pictured in July 1962—the same year she appeared opposite Marlon Brando in the movie Mutiny on the Bounty.

     

    We wish to apologize to Black African women for not making them look as glamorous as Polynesian women....

    Fast-forward to a 2015 story about Haiti, when we gave cameras to young Haitians and asked them to document the reality of their world. “The images by Haitians are really, really important,” Mason said, and would have been “unthinkable” in our past. So would our coverage now of ethnic and religious conflicts, evolving gender norms, the realities of today’s Africa, and much more.
     
    Yeah, bigots. We're gonna fill your boring old WASP magazine with non-binary Blacks.....

    Mason also uncovered a string of oddities—photos of “the native person fascinated by Western technology. It really creates this us-and-them dichotomy between the civilized and the uncivilized.”
     
    Look, there is no reason for Stone Age peoples to have any interest in Western Technology!

    And then there’s the excess of pictures of beautiful Pacific-island women.

     

    And let me repeat, we are really, really sorry for not finding ways to make Black African girls look as beautiful as Polynesian girls....

    April 4 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. It’s a worthy moment to step back, to take stock of where we are on race. It’s also a conversation that is changing in real time: In two years, for the first time in U.S. history, less than half the children in the nation will be white.
     
    Say goodbye to Anglo-America, bigots!


    Susan Goldberg



    http://www.careercontessa.com/uploadedImages/Library/_COVER-Susan-Goldberg.jpeg

    Professor Mason appears to be in Uncle Remus cosplay.

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  25. And good bye to my early pubertal day dreams.

    If you were a teenage boy in 1960s North America National Geographic was the closest that you could get to pornography. Now kids today ….

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    Don’t forget the lingerie section of Sears catalogs.
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  26. Susan just doesn’t strike me as the outdoorsy/explorer type for some reason.

    At best she’s probably a Sandy Hill Pittman, who only got to the top of Mt Everest strapped to the back of a sherpa…which in turn probably directly contributed to the ill-fated ’96 excursion. Girl power!

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  27. OT:

    Critics say entertainer Bruno Mars is the wrong type of person of color to sing ‘black’ music

    https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/03/12/critics-say-entertainer-bruno-mars-is-the-wrong-type-of-person-of-color-to-sing-black-music

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    Hernandez’s father is Puerto Rican and Jewish, while the entertainer’s mother is Filipino. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii.
     

    Panelist Seren Sensei Aishitemasu said the entertainer (real name Peter Gene Bayot Hernandez) was nothing more than a “cultural appropriator.”

    “He is racially ambiguous,” she says. “He is not black, at all, and he plays up his racial ambiguity … to cross genres.”
     


    She added, “Bruno is someone who, in my opinion, is willingly benefiting from his racial ambiguity in order to utilize the system of white supremacy to get ahead. That makes him an agent of white supremacy, and that makes this a BIG FISH.”
     
    We must stop this Hawaiian-born person of mixed race from using Black culture to appeal to whites.

    There's no telling how far someone like that could go.

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  28. I wonder, is there anything like National Geographic but that looks at Western cultures from an outside perspective? Like Chinese photojournalists taking pictures of hoedowns, Pentecostal snake holders, or a Catholic Mass? Like, I feel part of the problem of modernity is that nobody ever stops to think of Western culture as a culture but instead as the default that must be “spiced up” with diversity. These modern Nat Geo people can complain all they want about it being racist, but those photos are a celebration of other people and their cultures and a means of trying to understand them.

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    Will all future pictures in the magazine require non-whites to be dressed in the United Colors of Benneton?
    , @John Derbyshire
    I haven't browsed a mainland-Chinese magazine for 20 years, but they used to make a big thing of China's "national minorities" (Miao, Yao, Tai, Zhuang, etc -- mostly forest tribes in the mountains of the southwest, but including big old civilized peoples like Tibetans, Mongols, Uighurs). I recall lots of National Geographic-type photo spreads of the more primitive minorities with a definite subtext of their being highly sexed. I don't recall any bare breasts, but I wouldn't be surprised.
    , @Daniel Chieh
    Not a magazine, but there's a book I know of. Wang Huning, considered as the "philosopher" of the modern Chinese Communist Party spent time as a visiting scholar in the United States and wrote of his experiences and thoughts about corporate culture, faith healers, and entertainment industries in his America vs America. Unfortunately, I could only find it untranslated in Chinese so I can't link it.
    , @Harry Baldwin
    I wonder, is there anything like National Geographic but that looks at Western cultures from an outside perspective?

    Well, there was that fascinating study of American culture, eating habits, sexual mores, musical taste, and barbering titled "The America I Have Seen," by Sayyid Qutb. It's a little dated now, having been published in 1951.

    https://archive.org/stream/SayyidQutb/The%20America%20I%20have%20seen_djvu.txt

    , @TelfoedJohn
    There's a documentary called Meet The Natives about Vanatu tribesman visiting the UK and USA. It's on Youtube.

    Also related is An African In Greenland, reviewed by John Derbyshire here:
    http://www.johnderbyshire.com/Reviews/Miscellaneous/africaningreenland.html
    , @Bill
    Great comment.
    , @Seth Largo
    NatGeo has published multiple issues covering rural America from what was obviously an outsider perspective (by default, since most NGS photographers and writers aint from there).

    Just Google National Geographic alongside "rural America", "American farms", "American ranching", "Amish", etc.
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  29. Steve,

    Ms Goldberg’s apologia for National Geographic’s past sins brought back happy memories of a Mad Magazine spoof of a NG commemorative party where a quasi-inebriated RCMP Mountie was ogling (actually more like salivating over) a well endowed and scantily clad Native American squaw.

    Those were the days!

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  31. The Jewish March to conquer the world that the Anglos built successfully continues

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    Yes, much to the chagrin of Ms Goldberg if she could appreciate the irony (which I suspect she would not), the Jews are the Undisputed World Champion Cultural Appropriators. Hold up that belt for all to see, yenta.
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  32. @Flip
    Aren’t Aborigines in fact the lowest IQ people?

    Aren’t Aborigines in fact the lowest IQ people?

    Why make a silly little thing like reality part of the conversation?

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  33. From the article…

    1930, and National Geographic has sent a reporter and a photographer to cover a magnificent occasion: the crowning of Haile Selassie, King of Kings of Ethiopia, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah. There are trumpets, incense, priests, spear-wielding warriors. The story runs 14,000 words, with 83 images. If a ceremony in 1930 honoring a black man had taken place in America, instead of Ethiopia, you can pretty much guarantee there wouldn’t have been a story at all.

    Get woke Susan! In America, they wuz Kangs. In Ethiopia, they is Kangs now!

    That was simple.

    In 1941 National Geographic used a slavery-era slur to describe California cotton workers waiting to load a ship in California: “Pickaninny, banjos, and bales are like those you might see at New Orleans.”

    Who decides what is a “slur”? “Pickaninny” is just an Americanized Iberian word meaning “small”. Is there something wrong with being small now? Isn’t that size-ist? Why do you have so much hate in your heart against the stature-challenged, Susan?

    National Geographic did little to push its readers beyond the stereotypes ingrained in white American culture.

    Whoa there Susan!!! “Stereotypes ingrained in white American culture”?!?!? Are you sure you want to let that racist generalization bigotry stand? Check your judeo-normative cultural imperialist privilege biotch!

    Actually, come to think of it, wasn’t the point in reading Nat Geo all those years: to find out what stereotypes were ingrained in every other culture? Isn’t that more or less the definition of the entire field of Cultural Anthropology? And now that’s what you’re going to avoid? So now what will Nat Geo be? Simply a log of encounters with cultures of no particular characteristics—certainly nothing in any way better or worse than anything else—who should in no way be construed as “other”? Yeah, sounds scintillating…

    Etc., etc., ad nauseum.

    tl;dr: If you were worried you were missing something by not reading National Geographic, you don’t need to worry anymore.

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    I’m the tenth editor of National Geographic since its founding in 1888. I’m the first woman and the first Jewish person—a member of two groups that also once faced discrimination here.
     
    So, naturally, I get first dibs, ahead of t̶h̶e̶ ̶r̶i̶f̶f̶ ̶r̶a̶f̶f other deserving groups.
    , @njguy73

    So now what will Nat Geo be? Simply a log of encounters with cultures of no particular characteristics—certainly nothing in any way better or worse than anything else—who should in no way be construed as “other”? Yeah, sounds scintillating…
     
    Pics of people from all 200-some-odd countries.

    All wearing Gap T-shirts, Levi's jeans, drinking Starbucks, and using Samsung phones. Those are the cultural characteristics of the world today. This Goldberg lady, who previously worked at USA Today and Bloomberg, is the print world's version of Ned Beatty in Network.

    , @Peter Akuleyev
    Actually, come to think of it, wasn’t the point in reading Nat Geo all those years: to find out what stereotypes were ingrained in every other culture?

    No. At least when I was a kid the point was to read about dinosaurs, lions, sharks, photographs of Saturn, or climbing Everest. The cultural articles were filler as far as I was concerned.
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  34. 1/

    2/ National Geographic Society magazine was a bit of a racket:

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    Make fun all you want, but the National Geographic Society has for decades been instrumental in shining a light on cultures from around the world and presenting them not as "primitive" or inferior but as unique, equal and worthy of respect.

    http://images.mentalfloss.com/sites/default/files/styles/mf_image_16x9/public/56755_articleimage_original.jpeg?itok=Ib4Pnv5z&resize=1100x619
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  35. Even though Steve has a thing against him:

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    Even though Steve has a thing against him:
     
    I think that Steve's OK with Groucho; Karl's the one that he has issues with.....
    , @Father O'Hara
    Quite trenchant clip. Groucho says ,'We took some pictures of native girls...but they weren't developed." I bet Miss Goldberg didn't like that!
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  36. … it pictured “natives” elsewhere as exotics, famously and frequently unclothed, happy hunters, noble savage …

    So, publishing actual photographs of naked, premodern Third World savages as they have actually existed for thousands of years wasn’t objective, scientific reporting… it was racist.

    Race is not a biological construct, as writer Elizabeth Kolbert explains in this issue, but a social one…

    Unless, of course, you happen to black African who calls himself a Jew and wants to live in Israel… then there is a very objective DNA test to determine that you’re not biologically an MOT…

    I’m the first woman and the first Jewish person—a member of two groups that also once faced discrimination here…

    Every. Single. Time.

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  37. OT Austin, TX bombings
    If you live in Austin and find an unexpected package on your doorstep, do not touch it, and call the police immediately.
    Good links and summary in the OP here:

    http://boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/163732046

    Someone is leaving mailbombs at private residences in suburbs along the I-35. No apparent common factor has been suggested by the police, but two of the four houses were owned by blacks. Tariq Nasheed’s sensible and cool-headed twitter followers have zeroed in on this.

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  38. @anony-mouse
    Even though Steve has a thing against him:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPSAu8xfmhk

    Even though Steve has a thing against him:

    I think that Steve’s OK with Groucho; Karl’s the one that he has issues with…..

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  39. WTF is this crazy broad even complaining about? That honky Americans weren’t WOKE about savage Bushmen 100 years ago? I’d like to see her deal with early 20th century boat and air travel, unknown diseases etc.

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  40. I for one am glad that people who want to read about the terrible persecution of everyone but white men, and evolving gender norms, and race as a social construct, no longer have to rely on just The New Republic and The New Yorker and The Economist and InStyle and Scientific American and Sports Illustrated and Wired and Vanity Fair and GQ and Esquire and Time and Rolling Stone and

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  41. @Out of Macon
    How did Jews face discrimination by the National Geographic? As a white male I faced discrimination by the National Geographic because as a boy I never saw topless white women in the magazine.

    How did Jews face discrimination by the National Geographic?

    Get WOKE, bigot:

    Founded and run by WASPs = Anti-Semitism.

    The scourge of Anti-Semitism will not not be ended until every single organization created by WASPs is under Jewish control.

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  42. @Achmed E. Newman
    National Geographic has been dead to me for a couple of decades already. It's not just the lack of educational photos of native girls that must not have had pocket money for bras and blouses. I'm over that. It's more that this magazine has been full-on promoting the Global Climate Disruption (TM) nonsense for well nigh 20 years. Every! Single! Issue!

    I have not enjoyed an issue of National Geographic since the 1980's. It's a damn shame really since I really like geography, for one thing. Additionally, this is one of those societies, like the Royal Astronomical Society, that has been around for more than 100 years, and just reminds me of the glory days for scientists and explorers. There's so much history there that this stupid broad wants to wipe out.


    ... we thought we should examine our own history before turning our reportorial gaze to others."
     
    What you all should examine, you dumb broad, is your subscription numbers. This magazine was one of the few left for which subscribers would still have been prone to getting a nice glossy-paper copy to keep around rather than looking at a computer screen. Lots of people with the money to keep life-long subscriptions have probably bailed on it, if my thoughts on it are any indication. You're nothing but one out of a hundred TV channels now. #SAD!

    And not even a good TV channel. Discovery, Animal Planet, Nat Geo-they all have the most infantile “I F***ing love Science” dreck. BBC’s Natural History Unit might be an appendage of a lefty news source, but damn they make great documentaries that make me embarrassed to watch the “Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives” crap we have in the U.S.

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    National Geographic produced some really good documentaries, travelogues mostly, in the 1960s and 70s, narrated by people like Orson Welles and Alexander Scourby. A lot of them were really good.

    https://www.thetvdb.com/?tab=seasonall&id=80995
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  43. “a special issue of National Geographic that explores how race defines, separates, and unites us.”

    So is race a social construct or not SJW?

    God Damn I declare have you seen like
    Their walls are built like cannon balls
    Their motto is Don’t tread on me
    Come hear Uncle John’s band playing-to the tide
    Come along or go alone
    He’s come to take his children home

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  44. When did National Geographic have pictures of naked Jewish women?

    Or maybe they never did.

    Either way, I can see how Ms. Goldberg, who is like totally the best editor ever, and the first who isn’t like totally a Nazi, has been like totally marginalized.

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    Irony! At some kiosks National Geographic would be the one magazine that didn't!
    (I'm kidding, throwing things is bad!)
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  45. Was a great magazine back in the day. Subscribed for years when I was a kid in the mid 70s until the early 80s. Learned a lot.

    This new editor is just a culmination of 25 years of SJWs ruining it. Anybody remember the “gender” issue a year ago? What a joke it has become. Non stop preaching.

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  46. Oh my:

    Hillary Clinton nearly falls down stairs in India — twice!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=31&v=Rbp3yne4h_4

    Before it is deleted

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    I slipped down about six well-worn steps of the 2000 year old Library of Ephesus. It's quite possible that some German tourist videoed it and it's on Youtube somewhere.
    , @Twodees Partain
    Poor, doddering old bag. I suppose there's a book in the works telling who was at fault for her falling, now that her failings have been blamed on the proper people.
    , @Jasper Been
    Yup, there she is.... leading contender for the Dems 2020 nomination.
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  47. Race is not a biological construct,…….

    Indeed, race is not a biological construct; it is a biological reality.

    …as writer Elizabeth Kolbert explains in this issue, but a social one that can have devastating effects. …

    “Writer” Elizabeth Kolbert? Not biologist. She’s a journalist.

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    I know her from her many global warming pieces. So it's natural that she can slip easily from one pseudoscience to another.
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  48. The cankles fail.

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  49. @Achmed E. Newman
    National Geographic has been dead to me for a couple of decades already. It's not just the lack of educational photos of native girls that must not have had pocket money for bras and blouses. I'm over that. It's more that this magazine has been full-on promoting the Global Climate Disruption (TM) nonsense for well nigh 20 years. Every! Single! Issue!

    I have not enjoyed an issue of National Geographic since the 1980's. It's a damn shame really since I really like geography, for one thing. Additionally, this is one of those societies, like the Royal Astronomical Society, that has been around for more than 100 years, and just reminds me of the glory days for scientists and explorers. There's so much history there that this stupid broad wants to wipe out.


    ... we thought we should examine our own history before turning our reportorial gaze to others."
     
    What you all should examine, you dumb broad, is your subscription numbers. This magazine was one of the few left for which subscribers would still have been prone to getting a nice glossy-paper copy to keep around rather than looking at a computer screen. Lots of people with the money to keep life-long subscriptions have probably bailed on it, if my thoughts on it are any indication. You're nothing but one out of a hundred TV channels now. #SAD!

    Yeah, last time I looked at Nat. Geo. it was pretty underwhelming; it looked like a lot of SJW propaganda. My parents had a subscription, and we had, at one time, a complete set from the late 50s all the way through the late 90s or early 00s. It was pretty good, at least up through the early 80s, which was the last time I read it regularly. American Heritage was pretty good too. I assume it is similarly pozzed.

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  50. @syonredux

    Photographer Frank Schreider shows men from Timor island his camera in a 1962 issue. The magazine often ran photos of “uncivilized” native people seemingly fascinated by “civilized” Westerners’ technology.
     
    In reality, of course, those Timorese tribesmen were completely unimpressed by even the most advanced specimens of Western Technology.....

    “Cards and clay pipes amuse guests in Fairfax House’s 18th-century parlor,” reads the caption in a 1956 article on Virginia history. Although slave labor built homes featured in the article, the writer contended that they “stand for a chapter of this country’s history every American is proud to remember.”
     
    Whereas WOKE-Folk know that every White Anglo should feel deep and abiding shame for everything that was done in 18th century Anglo-America....

    We asked John Edwin Mason to help with this examination. Mason is well positioned for the task: He’s a University of Virginia professor specializing in the history of photography and the history of Africa, a frequent crossroads of our storytelling. He dived into our archives.

     

    Prof Mason...

    https://www.wired.com/images_blogs/rawfile/2010/11/jem.jpg

    What Mason found in short was that until the 1970s National Geographic all but ignored people of color who lived in the United States,

     

    But we're WOKE, now....So expect two-thirds of all articles to be about Black and Latinx people....Not too many East Asians, though....

    South African gold miners were “entranced by thundering drums” during “vigorous tribal dances,” a 1962 issue reported.
     
    Shoulda described them as "lethargic" or maybe "languid".....

    National Geographic of the mid-20th century was known for its glamorous depictions of Pacific islanders. Tarita Teriipaia, from Bora-Bora, was pictured in July 1962—the same year she appeared opposite Marlon Brando in the movie Mutiny on the Bounty.

     

    We wish to apologize to Black African women for not making them look as glamorous as Polynesian women....

    Fast-forward to a 2015 story about Haiti, when we gave cameras to young Haitians and asked them to document the reality of their world. “The images by Haitians are really, really important,” Mason said, and would have been “unthinkable” in our past. So would our coverage now of ethnic and religious conflicts, evolving gender norms, the realities of today’s Africa, and much more.
     
    Yeah, bigots. We're gonna fill your boring old WASP magazine with non-binary Blacks.....

    Mason also uncovered a string of oddities—photos of “the native person fascinated by Western technology. It really creates this us-and-them dichotomy between the civilized and the uncivilized.”
     
    Look, there is no reason for Stone Age peoples to have any interest in Western Technology!

    And then there’s the excess of pictures of beautiful Pacific-island women.

     

    And let me repeat, we are really, really sorry for not finding ways to make Black African girls look as beautiful as Polynesian girls....

    April 4 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. It’s a worthy moment to step back, to take stock of where we are on race. It’s also a conversation that is changing in real time: In two years, for the first time in U.S. history, less than half the children in the nation will be white.
     
    Say goodbye to Anglo-America, bigots!


    Susan Goldberg



    http://www.careercontessa.com/uploadedImages/Library/_COVER-Susan-Goldberg.jpeg

    Susan-Goldberg.jpeg

    She really should be selling condos on the Upper West Side.

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    But marketing globalism is much more rewarding!

    National Geographic's Susan Goldberg Talks About The Power Of Storytelling To Change The World At The First Global Positive Forum In Paris
    21st Century Fox Blog, September 7, 2017

    At the inaugural Global Positive Forum in Paris on Friday, Sept. 1, Susan Goldberg, National Geographic magazine Editor-in-Chief and National Geographic Partners Editorial Director, discussed the power of storytelling to change the world. National Geographic is an official partner of the new conference. The goal of the Global Positive Forum [note: founder partners are Bain & Company, L'Oreal, and Edmond De Rothschild] is to “give voice to agents of change around the world, people who are thinking and acting in new ways, and leading positive initiatives,” all in hopes of making the world of tomorrow better than the world today.

    Susan began her remarks by highlighting National Geographic’s long-held belief in the power of storytelling to change the world.
     

    [Inter] National [Global] Geographic, joining the “globalist” revolution.
    , @ChrisZ
    Perceptive and funny, Jenner. Good noticing.
    , @Stan d Mute

    She really should be selling condos on the Upper West Side.
     
    Ah, the real crux of the biscuit. As Steve has so often pointed out re golf clubs, this is about envy and other Jews without Goldberg’s superior intellect making SO much more $$$.

    Used to see these two daily driving prospects around in their Rolls Royce’s with magnetic realty signs on the doors..

    http://www.thejills.com/meet-the-jills.htm
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  51. In December 2017, Disney bought National Geographic from Fox.

    https://petapixel.com/2017/12/15/disney-buy-national-geographic-part-52-billion-deal-fox/

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    Nat Geo photo library should yield some more uplifting stories for Disney to ruin.
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  52. @Not Raul
    When did National Geographic have pictures of naked Jewish women?

    Or maybe they never did.

    Either way, I can see how Ms. Goldberg, who is like totally the best editor ever, and the first who isn't like totally a Nazi, has been like totally marginalized.

    Irony! At some kiosks National Geographic would be the one magazine that didn’t!
    (I’m kidding, throwing things is bad!)

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  53. @Senator Brundlefly
    And not even a good TV channel. Discovery, Animal Planet, Nat Geo-they all have the most infantile "I F***ing love Science" dreck. BBC's Natural History Unit might be an appendage of a lefty news source, but damn they make great documentaries that make me embarrassed to watch the "Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives" crap we have in the U.S.

    National Geographic produced some really good documentaries, travelogues mostly, in the 1960s and 70s, narrated by people like Orson Welles and Alexander Scourby. A lot of them were really good.

    https://www.thetvdb.com/?tab=seasonall&id=80995

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    OT — A whale of a tale?

    Nantucket’s African Meeting House vandalized with racist graffiti
     
    The culprit this time might actually turn out to be white. Scroll down and check out the picture here:

    http://expressdigest.com/historic-african-american-site-vandalized-with-racist-graffiti/

    "Charity Grace Mofsen, the African Meeting House’s manager (pictured with her husband), said she was devastated to find the graffiti."
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  55. OT but glorious
    A thread about old Sears ads

    http://boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/163738132

    Are you moving in the right direction?

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    The now-inevitable death of Sears, Roebuck & Co. at the hands of ((Eddie Lampert)) is a subject worthy of consideration. I think Sears would be very successful today if they ran the retail stores as they were run from the 50s to the 80s. Lampert is busting the place out, in essence, as Carl Icahn did with TWA.
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  56. @newrouter
    Oh my:

    Hillary Clinton nearly falls down stairs in India -- twice!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=31&v=Rbp3yne4h_4

    Before it is deleted

    I slipped down about six well-worn steps of the 2000 year old Library of Ephesus. It’s quite possible that some German tourist videoed it and it’s on Youtube somewhere.

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    Yeah, but is there a video of you hawking up a loogie into a glass of water and drinking it as you stump for a US presidential election? I didn't think so.
    , @FPD72
    Caught in and tripped by the menorah etched into one of the steps near the top no doubt.

    That explains so much! jk
    , @Charles Erwin Wilson II
    You must have angered Artemis. She notices when visitors don't stop by the temple ruins and perform the proper genuflection and obeisance.
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  57. They had uniquely good maps, detailed, and including locations that are otherwise hard to get information on. Probably still do. One of the big blind spots of the Internet is good maps (Google Earth does not count for this problem). Their nearly forty-year-old documentary on Japanese government-recognized craftsmen (“living treasures”) is a work of art in itself.

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  58. This shit cracks me up.
    When I was a schoolboy in the sixties, we referred to National Geographic magazines as “Jungle Playboys”.

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  59. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @wren
    It is interesting that some people can on the one hand celebrate the fact that they would abort Down's Syndrome kids because their IQ is around 60, but on the other hand be left speechless because of a hundred year old article that, as far as I know, accurately reports the rank of Australian Aboriginals' intelligence. Which is about 60.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/i-wouldve-aborted-a-fetus-with-down-syndrome-women-need-that-right/2018/03/09/3aaac364-23d6-11e8-94da-ebf9d112159c_story.html

    I would abort the Downs fetus and I would also require children to be taught that Aborigines have a 60 IQ on average if that is indeed what their average IQ really is. I would also explain that although Aborigines are low IQ by our standards, they may have other mental abilities that allow them to survive the Outback if that is indeed the case, as it certainly seems to be. Aboriginal children were running off and walking hundreds of klicks to their home in conditions that would have killed any white man this side of Army Rangers. They did this by instinct, remember?

    They can survive the Outback but they can’t succeed in the cities of Western civilization.

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    Actually, I don't think Aboriginals survived desert outback conditions by instinct, but rather by making use of cultural knowledge, "lore" you might say. Another way to say it might be that the survival skills were transmitted externally, not internally.
    Still, I do agree that children should be taught the truth. The mere fact that the mean IQ of a population might indicate that most of its individuals are (by our standards) retarded, does not mean that the culture they developed is necessarily unsophisticated. Sadly, though, the reality is as you say - they are about as likely to succeed in the West as I am likely to succeed in walking naked from Tarcoola to Warburton.
    , @Simon Tugmutton
    I saw a TV documentary once, wherein they staged a long-distance race (I can't remember exactly how far, but plenty of miles) between a group of Aboriginals and a squad of Australian soldiers. Would White Man's Magic (GPS and whatnot) give the army guys the advantage? Or would their packs weigh them down while the Abos travelled light? Who would fare better in the croc-infested swamps between Points A and B? Et cetera.

    The race was started. The soldiers plotted their course and set off at a brisk pace. The Abos, not so brisk. As soon as they were out of sight of the start-line they went into a huddle. "Do we really want to be doing this? It's only for TV." The consensus was No, they didn't want to do it at all. Instead they found a very pleasant billabong shaded on one side by leafy trees, speared a couple of turtles, built a fire, and had a picnic. As night fell they started telling (or retelling) each other campfire stories, and then went to sleep under the stars.

    Meanwhile the soldiers had been battling leeches, chest-high swamp-water, heatstroke, and similar sorts of fun and when, in the morning, they finally breasted the tape they were jubilant to find that they were the "winners". However, the edge was taken off their pleasure when they were informed, via the satellite phone in possession of the other film-crew, that the Abos had decided not to bother and had now, indeed, gone home.

    Now that's what I call high IQ.

    , @a reader

    although Aborigines are low IQ by our standards, they may have other mental abilities
     
    Some Aborigines create stunningly beautiful art.
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  60. @songbird
    Nat Geo starting going south a long time ago. First, like most mags, there was the incredible profusion of ads. Maybe like 3 or 4x as much as the old issues. Then they were really into global warming. Being lectured at kind of ruins one's sense of adventure.

    Still, it wasn't as bad as what Playboy did. Before they went on nude hiatus, I think they actually had a trans feature. Definitely not a strategy to expand one's audience.

    Nat Geo had a trans feature too, but I think this was after they stopped featuring nude native girls.

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  61. OT Chinese audiences feel that Black Panther is so big, like just so big and out there, it’s just so — black

    https://qz.com/1226449/a-torture-for-the-eyes-chinese-moviegoers-think-black-panther-is-too-black/

    Some moviegoers disliked Black Panther because they felt Marvel was trying too hard to be politically correct (link in Chinese). While many reviewers on Douban stopped short of leaving overtly racist comments about the film, many discussed their discomfort of being surrounded by so much blackness.

    “Maybe the Chinese are still not used to a film full of black people,” wrote one reviewer on Douban (link in Chinese). The commenter said he had to pinch himself more than 10 times to stay awake during the movie because “Black Panther is black, all the major characters are black, a lot of scenes are black, the car-chasing scene is black—the blackness has really made me drowsy.”

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    "the blackness has really made me drowsy"

    It's a well-known symptom of "Black fatigue". Chinese have yet to experience the full set of symptoms every day of their lives.
    , @Seth Largo
    According to Box Office Mojo, BP is on track to be the first Marvel movie to make more in the states than it does overseas. Now, it's doing very well overseas (will probably end up in Top 15), but not nearly as well as was expected, since, traditionally, these flicks make 20-40% more overseas than they do in domestic sales. For BP, it's reversed.
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  62. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Susan-Goldberg.jpeg
     
    She really should be selling condos on the Upper West Side.

    But marketing globalism is much more rewarding!

    National Geographic’s Susan Goldberg Talks About The Power Of Storytelling To Change The World At The First Global Positive Forum In Paris
    21st Century Fox Blog, September 7, 2017

    At the inaugural Global Positive Forum in Paris on Friday, Sept. 1, Susan Goldberg, National Geographic magazine Editor-in-Chief and National Geographic Partners Editorial Director, discussed the power of storytelling to change the world. National Geographic is an official partner of the new conference. The goal of the Global Positive Forum [note: founder partners are Bain & Company, L'Oreal, and Edmond De Rothschild] is to “give voice to agents of change around the world, people who are thinking and acting in new ways, and leading positive initiatives,” all in hopes of making the world of tomorrow better than the world today.

    Susan began her remarks by highlighting National Geographic’s long-held belief in the power of storytelling to change the world.

    [Inter] National [Global] Geographic, joining the “globalist” revolution.

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    As I posted earlier, National Geographic was bought by that well-known global, story-telling company, Disney, in 2017.

    https://petapixel.com/2017/12/15/disney-buy-national-geographic-part-52-billion-deal-fox/
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  63. @syonredux

    Photographer Frank Schreider shows men from Timor island his camera in a 1962 issue. The magazine often ran photos of “uncivilized” native people seemingly fascinated by “civilized” Westerners’ technology.
     
    In reality, of course, those Timorese tribesmen were completely unimpressed by even the most advanced specimens of Western Technology.....

    “Cards and clay pipes amuse guests in Fairfax House’s 18th-century parlor,” reads the caption in a 1956 article on Virginia history. Although slave labor built homes featured in the article, the writer contended that they “stand for a chapter of this country’s history every American is proud to remember.”
     
    Whereas WOKE-Folk know that every White Anglo should feel deep and abiding shame for everything that was done in 18th century Anglo-America....

    We asked John Edwin Mason to help with this examination. Mason is well positioned for the task: He’s a University of Virginia professor specializing in the history of photography and the history of Africa, a frequent crossroads of our storytelling. He dived into our archives.

     

    Prof Mason...

    https://www.wired.com/images_blogs/rawfile/2010/11/jem.jpg

    What Mason found in short was that until the 1970s National Geographic all but ignored people of color who lived in the United States,

     

    But we're WOKE, now....So expect two-thirds of all articles to be about Black and Latinx people....Not too many East Asians, though....

    South African gold miners were “entranced by thundering drums” during “vigorous tribal dances,” a 1962 issue reported.
     
    Shoulda described them as "lethargic" or maybe "languid".....

    National Geographic of the mid-20th century was known for its glamorous depictions of Pacific islanders. Tarita Teriipaia, from Bora-Bora, was pictured in July 1962—the same year she appeared opposite Marlon Brando in the movie Mutiny on the Bounty.

     

    We wish to apologize to Black African women for not making them look as glamorous as Polynesian women....

    Fast-forward to a 2015 story about Haiti, when we gave cameras to young Haitians and asked them to document the reality of their world. “The images by Haitians are really, really important,” Mason said, and would have been “unthinkable” in our past. So would our coverage now of ethnic and religious conflicts, evolving gender norms, the realities of today’s Africa, and much more.
     
    Yeah, bigots. We're gonna fill your boring old WASP magazine with non-binary Blacks.....

    Mason also uncovered a string of oddities—photos of “the native person fascinated by Western technology. It really creates this us-and-them dichotomy between the civilized and the uncivilized.”
     
    Look, there is no reason for Stone Age peoples to have any interest in Western Technology!

    And then there’s the excess of pictures of beautiful Pacific-island women.

     

    And let me repeat, we are really, really sorry for not finding ways to make Black African girls look as beautiful as Polynesian girls....

    April 4 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. It’s a worthy moment to step back, to take stock of where we are on race. It’s also a conversation that is changing in real time: In two years, for the first time in U.S. history, less than half the children in the nation will be white.
     
    Say goodbye to Anglo-America, bigots!


    Susan Goldberg



    http://www.careercontessa.com/uploadedImages/Library/_COVER-Susan-Goldberg.jpeg

    Seriously, Latinx, it is the year 2018!!!!!!
    The term is now [email protected]!!!!!

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/ismael-chamu-7243b1b4

    (Except when you don’t proofread and write “Latino” in the very same paragraph….)

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  64. @Anonymous
    In December 2017, Disney bought National Geographic from Fox.

    https://petapixel.com/2017/12/15/disney-buy-national-geographic-part-52-billion-deal-fox/

    Nat Geo photo library should yield some more uplifting stories for Disney to ruin.

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    Only 2006, but I think there's no way SNL would air this today:
    http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/disney-vault-vt/n12033?snl=1
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  65. @Eustace Tilley (not)
    Ms. Goldberg's our Etiquette Chief:
    How our ancestors' words cause her grief!
    unz.org's a safe space
    For research about race:
    It's a time machine granting relief.

    Great limerick add-on to the main feature, as usual.

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  66. @Anonymous
    I would abort the Downs fetus and I would also require children to be taught that Aborigines have a 60 IQ on average if that is indeed what their average IQ really is. I would also explain that although Aborigines are low IQ by our standards, they may have other mental abilities that allow them to survive the Outback if that is indeed the case, as it certainly seems to be. Aboriginal children were running off and walking hundreds of klicks to their home in conditions that would have killed any white man this side of Army Rangers. They did this by instinct, remember?

    They can survive the Outback but they can't succeed in the cities of Western civilization.

    Actually, I don’t think Aboriginals survived desert outback conditions by instinct, but rather by making use of cultural knowledge, “lore” you might say. Another way to say it might be that the survival skills were transmitted externally, not internally.
    Still, I do agree that children should be taught the truth. The mere fact that the mean IQ of a population might indicate that most of its individuals are (by our standards) retarded, does not mean that the culture they developed is necessarily unsophisticated. Sadly, though, the reality is as you say – they are about as likely to succeed in the West as I am likely to succeed in walking naked from Tarcoola to Warburton.

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    Now it is probably considered racist in some way (but that is true a priori), but I like The Songlines by Bruce Chatwin.
    , @Peter Akuleyev
    Actually, I don’t think Aboriginals survived desert outback conditions by instinct, but rather by making use of cultural knowledge, “lore” you might say.

    This is why calling Aboriginals "savages" with "the lowest intelligence of all human beings" was simply bad writing and bad science. Aboriginals survived and flourished for 50,000 years and were the dominant species in their environment. They were perfectly adapted to a certain life-style. Most white children, even if raised by Aboriginals, probably would not do particularly well living the pre-contact Aboriginal life style. Whether Western industrial culture is truly sustainable and will also survive 50,000 years on the Australian continent remains to be seen. It is quite likely that the European inhabitants of Australia will be a minor historical footnote between the Aboriginals and the East Asians.
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  67. Nat Geo outlived its usefulness as soon as prepubescent boys could find all the naked breasts they needed, online.

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    The convenience stores in my neighborhood sold Penthouse magazine to basically any male north of puberty so NatGeo only served to remind me that 70/80s America was an unchallenged mammary superpower.
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  68. @Ivy
    Nat Geo photo library should yield some more uplifting stories for Disney to ruin.

    Only 2006, but I think there’s no way SNL would air this today:

    http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/disney-vault-vt/n12033?snl=1

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  69. @Mr. Anon

    Race is not a biological construct,.......
     
    Indeed, race is not a biological construct; it is a biological reality.

    ...as writer Elizabeth Kolbert explains in this issue, but a social one that can have devastating effects. …
     
    "Writer" Elizabeth Kolbert? Not biologist. She's a journalist.

    I know her from her many global warming pieces. So it’s natural that she can slip easily from one pseudoscience to another.

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  70. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @J.Ross
    OT but glorious
    A thread about old Sears ads
    http://boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/163738132
    Are you moving in the right direction?

    The now-inevitable death of Sears, Roebuck & Co. at the hands of ((Eddie Lampert)) is a subject worthy of consideration. I think Sears would be very successful today if they ran the retail stores as they were run from the 50s to the 80s. Lampert is busting the place out, in essence, as Carl Icahn did with TWA.

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  71. @songbird
    Nat Geo starting going south a long time ago. First, like most mags, there was the incredible profusion of ads. Maybe like 3 or 4x as much as the old issues. Then they were really into global warming. Being lectured at kind of ruins one's sense of adventure.

    Still, it wasn't as bad as what Playboy did. Before they went on nude hiatus, I think they actually had a trans feature. Definitely not a strategy to expand one's audience.

    Still, it wasn’t as bad as what Playboy did.

    Or how Sports Illustrated turned the swimsuit issue into the “make such-and-such feel better about themselves” issue, or worst of all, Mad having ads.

    The magazine industry is dead as a doornail.

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    This year's SI swimsuit issue features really big fatties, lesbians, mulattoes of all flavors, amputees, crime victims, etc.
    https://youtu.be/VnG_UzSl6dc
    The magazine probably jumped off newsstands and was completely sold out within 3 hours. Can't get enough of that Funky stuff!
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  72. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @syonredux

    Photographer Frank Schreider shows men from Timor island his camera in a 1962 issue. The magazine often ran photos of “uncivilized” native people seemingly fascinated by “civilized” Westerners’ technology.
     
    In reality, of course, those Timorese tribesmen were completely unimpressed by even the most advanced specimens of Western Technology.....

    “Cards and clay pipes amuse guests in Fairfax House’s 18th-century parlor,” reads the caption in a 1956 article on Virginia history. Although slave labor built homes featured in the article, the writer contended that they “stand for a chapter of this country’s history every American is proud to remember.”
     
    Whereas WOKE-Folk know that every White Anglo should feel deep and abiding shame for everything that was done in 18th century Anglo-America....

    We asked John Edwin Mason to help with this examination. Mason is well positioned for the task: He’s a University of Virginia professor specializing in the history of photography and the history of Africa, a frequent crossroads of our storytelling. He dived into our archives.

     

    Prof Mason...

    https://www.wired.com/images_blogs/rawfile/2010/11/jem.jpg

    What Mason found in short was that until the 1970s National Geographic all but ignored people of color who lived in the United States,

     

    But we're WOKE, now....So expect two-thirds of all articles to be about Black and Latinx people....Not too many East Asians, though....

    South African gold miners were “entranced by thundering drums” during “vigorous tribal dances,” a 1962 issue reported.
     
    Shoulda described them as "lethargic" or maybe "languid".....

    National Geographic of the mid-20th century was known for its glamorous depictions of Pacific islanders. Tarita Teriipaia, from Bora-Bora, was pictured in July 1962—the same year she appeared opposite Marlon Brando in the movie Mutiny on the Bounty.

     

    We wish to apologize to Black African women for not making them look as glamorous as Polynesian women....

    Fast-forward to a 2015 story about Haiti, when we gave cameras to young Haitians and asked them to document the reality of their world. “The images by Haitians are really, really important,” Mason said, and would have been “unthinkable” in our past. So would our coverage now of ethnic and religious conflicts, evolving gender norms, the realities of today’s Africa, and much more.
     
    Yeah, bigots. We're gonna fill your boring old WASP magazine with non-binary Blacks.....

    Mason also uncovered a string of oddities—photos of “the native person fascinated by Western technology. It really creates this us-and-them dichotomy between the civilized and the uncivilized.”
     
    Look, there is no reason for Stone Age peoples to have any interest in Western Technology!

    And then there’s the excess of pictures of beautiful Pacific-island women.

     

    And let me repeat, we are really, really sorry for not finding ways to make Black African girls look as beautiful as Polynesian girls....

    April 4 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. It’s a worthy moment to step back, to take stock of where we are on race. It’s also a conversation that is changing in real time: In two years, for the first time in U.S. history, less than half the children in the nation will be white.
     
    Say goodbye to Anglo-America, bigots!


    Susan Goldberg



    http://www.careercontessa.com/uploadedImages/Library/_COVER-Susan-Goldberg.jpeg

    And then there’s the excess of pictures of beautiful Pacific-island women.

    The horror! The horror!

    Sailer’s First Law of Female Journalism:

    The most heartfelt journalistic extrusions will be demands for how society must be reengineered so that, come the Revolution, the writer herself will be considered hotter-looking.

    What better way to make Ms. Goldberg hotter-looking than to do away with the “excess” of exotic beauties.

    Also makes business sense. What kind of readers could possibly want to buy a magazine with glamorous shots of scarcely-clad exotic women and men? That’s simply not who we are (TNWWA).

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    I DEMAND an apology from Ms. Goldberg for suggesting that certain Pacific island women are in any way more beautiful than anyone else!

    Everyone is equally beautiful to exactly the same degree and if you say otherwise you are literally Hitler. (Except if you are literally Hitler you are not beautiful and.. and I don't even know how you exist AGGHHHH! PLEASE VALIDATE MY EMOTIONS!!!!!)
    , @YetAnotherAnon
    She was probably quite attractive in her youth (I know they choose the best shots). Must be 60+ now.

    http://www.marketing-interactive.com/features/how-130-year-old-national-geographic-became-a-top-social-media-brand/
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  73. I’m trying to imagine the reaction if NatGeo took the opposite tack in photographing indigenes. Say they brought western clothes and a tailer, and dressed up Bushmen in them before photographing them. Would that go over well? I can’t imagine it would.

    This is basically an argument against inquiry, in the guise of political correctness.

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    It's basically an argument against being interested in geography.
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  74. @Macumazahn
    Actually, I don't think Aboriginals survived desert outback conditions by instinct, but rather by making use of cultural knowledge, "lore" you might say. Another way to say it might be that the survival skills were transmitted externally, not internally.
    Still, I do agree that children should be taught the truth. The mere fact that the mean IQ of a population might indicate that most of its individuals are (by our standards) retarded, does not mean that the culture they developed is necessarily unsophisticated. Sadly, though, the reality is as you say - they are about as likely to succeed in the West as I am likely to succeed in walking naked from Tarcoola to Warburton.

    Now it is probably considered racist in some way (but that is true a priori), but I like The Songlines by Bruce Chatwin.

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    Thanks for that, I think I'll read it!
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  75. @Almost Missouri
    From the article...

    1930, and National Geographic has sent a reporter and a photographer to cover a magnificent occasion: the crowning of Haile Selassie, King of Kings of Ethiopia, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah. There are trumpets, incense, priests, spear-wielding warriors. The story runs 14,000 words, with 83 images. If a ceremony in 1930 honoring a black man had taken place in America, instead of Ethiopia, you can pretty much guarantee there wouldn’t have been a story at all.
     
    Get woke Susan! In America, they wuz Kangs. In Ethiopia, they is Kangs now!

    That was simple.


    In 1941 National Geographic used a slavery-era slur to describe California cotton workers waiting to load a ship in California: “Pickaninny, banjos, and bales are like those you might see at New Orleans.”
     
    Who decides what is a "slur"? "Pickaninny" is just an Americanized Iberian word meaning "small". Is there something wrong with being small now? Isn't that size-ist? Why do you have so much hate in your heart against the stature-challenged, Susan?

    National Geographic did little to push its readers beyond the stereotypes ingrained in white American culture.
     
    Whoa there Susan!!! "Stereotypes ingrained in white American culture"?!?!? Are you sure you want to let that racist generalization bigotry stand? Check your judeo-normative cultural imperialist privilege biotch!

    Actually, come to think of it, wasn't the point in reading Nat Geo all those years: to find out what stereotypes were ingrained in every other culture? Isn't that more or less the definition of the entire field of Cultural Anthropology? And now that's what you're going to avoid? So now what will Nat Geo be? Simply a log of encounters with cultures of no particular characteristics—certainly nothing in any way better or worse than anything else—who should in no way be construed as "other"? Yeah, sounds scintillating...

    Etc., etc., ad nauseum.

    tl;dr: If you were worried you were missing something by not reading National Geographic, you don't need to worry anymore.

    I’m the tenth editor of National Geographic since its founding in 1888. I’m the first woman and the first Jewish person—a member of two groups that also once faced discrimination here.

    So, naturally, I get first dibs, ahead of t̶h̶e̶ ̶r̶i̶f̶f̶ ̶r̶a̶f̶f other deserving groups.

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  76. @Anonymous
    OT:

    Critics say entertainer Bruno Mars is the wrong type of person of color to sing ‘black’ music
     
    https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/03/12/critics-say-entertainer-bruno-mars-is-the-wrong-type-of-person-of-color-to-sing-black-music

    Hernandez’s father is Puerto Rican and Jewish, while the entertainer’s mother is Filipino. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii.

    Panelist Seren Sensei Aishitemasu said the entertainer (real name Peter Gene Bayot Hernandez) was nothing more than a “cultural appropriator.”

    “He is racially ambiguous,” she says. “He is not black, at all, and he plays up his racial ambiguity … to cross genres.”

    She added, “Bruno is someone who, in my opinion, is willingly benefiting from his racial ambiguity in order to utilize the system of white supremacy to get ahead. That makes him an agent of white supremacy, and that makes this a BIG FISH.”

    We must stop this Hawaiian-born person of mixed race from using Black culture to appeal to whites.

    There’s no telling how far someone like that could go.

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    'Panelist Seren Sensei Aishitemasu said the entertainer (real name Peter Gene Bayot Hernandez) was nothing more than a “cultural appropriator.”'

    Respek.
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  77. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    And then there’s the excess of pictures of beautiful Pacific-island women.
     
    The horror! The horror!

    Sailer’s First Law of Female Journalism:


    The most heartfelt journalistic extrusions will be demands for how society must be reengineered so that, come the Revolution, the writer herself will be considered hotter-looking.
     
    What better way to make Ms. Goldberg hotter-looking than to do away with the "excess" of exotic beauties.

    Also makes business sense. What kind of readers could possibly want to buy a magazine with glamorous shots of scarcely-clad exotic women and men? That's simply not who we are (TNWWA).

    I DEMAND an apology from Ms. Goldberg for suggesting that certain Pacific island women are in any way more beautiful than anyone else!

    Everyone is equally beautiful to exactly the same degree and if you say otherwise you are literally Hitler. (Except if you are literally Hitler you are not beautiful and.. and I don’t even know how you exist AGGHHHH! PLEASE VALIDATE MY EMOTIONS!!!!!)

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  78. @Almost Missouri
    From the article...

    1930, and National Geographic has sent a reporter and a photographer to cover a magnificent occasion: the crowning of Haile Selassie, King of Kings of Ethiopia, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah. There are trumpets, incense, priests, spear-wielding warriors. The story runs 14,000 words, with 83 images. If a ceremony in 1930 honoring a black man had taken place in America, instead of Ethiopia, you can pretty much guarantee there wouldn’t have been a story at all.
     
    Get woke Susan! In America, they wuz Kangs. In Ethiopia, they is Kangs now!

    That was simple.


    In 1941 National Geographic used a slavery-era slur to describe California cotton workers waiting to load a ship in California: “Pickaninny, banjos, and bales are like those you might see at New Orleans.”
     
    Who decides what is a "slur"? "Pickaninny" is just an Americanized Iberian word meaning "small". Is there something wrong with being small now? Isn't that size-ist? Why do you have so much hate in your heart against the stature-challenged, Susan?

    National Geographic did little to push its readers beyond the stereotypes ingrained in white American culture.
     
    Whoa there Susan!!! "Stereotypes ingrained in white American culture"?!?!? Are you sure you want to let that racist generalization bigotry stand? Check your judeo-normative cultural imperialist privilege biotch!

    Actually, come to think of it, wasn't the point in reading Nat Geo all those years: to find out what stereotypes were ingrained in every other culture? Isn't that more or less the definition of the entire field of Cultural Anthropology? And now that's what you're going to avoid? So now what will Nat Geo be? Simply a log of encounters with cultures of no particular characteristics—certainly nothing in any way better or worse than anything else—who should in no way be construed as "other"? Yeah, sounds scintillating...

    Etc., etc., ad nauseum.

    tl;dr: If you were worried you were missing something by not reading National Geographic, you don't need to worry anymore.

    So now what will Nat Geo be? Simply a log of encounters with cultures of no particular characteristics—certainly nothing in any way better or worse than anything else—who should in no way be construed as “other”? Yeah, sounds scintillating…

    Pics of people from all 200-some-odd countries.

    All wearing Gap T-shirts, Levi’s jeans, drinking Starbucks, and using Samsung phones. Those are the cultural characteristics of the world today. This Goldberg lady, who previously worked at USA Today and Bloomberg, is the print world’s version of Ned Beatty in Network.

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  79. @Anonymous
    Now it is probably considered racist in some way (but that is true a priori), but I like The Songlines by Bruce Chatwin.

    Thanks for that, I think I’ll read it!

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  80. @njguy73

    Hernandez’s father is Puerto Rican and Jewish, while the entertainer’s mother is Filipino. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii.
     

    Panelist Seren Sensei Aishitemasu said the entertainer (real name Peter Gene Bayot Hernandez) was nothing more than a “cultural appropriator.”

    “He is racially ambiguous,” she says. “He is not black, at all, and he plays up his racial ambiguity … to cross genres.”
     


    She added, “Bruno is someone who, in my opinion, is willingly benefiting from his racial ambiguity in order to utilize the system of white supremacy to get ahead. That makes him an agent of white supremacy, and that makes this a BIG FISH.”
     
    We must stop this Hawaiian-born person of mixed race from using Black culture to appeal to whites.

    There's no telling how far someone like that could go.

    ‘Panelist Seren Sensei Aishitemasu said the entertainer (real name Peter Gene Bayot Hernandez) was nothing more than a “cultural appropriator.”’

    Respek.

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    And she said it in English, so everyone was clear about which culture was being appropriated.
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  81. @Flip
    Aren’t Aborigines in fact the lowest IQ people?

    Think pygmies might qualify. It would be close.

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  82. @Dave Pinsen
    I'm trying to imagine the reaction if NatGeo took the opposite tack in photographing indigenes. Say they brought western clothes and a tailer, and dressed up Bushmen in them before photographing them. Would that go over well? I can't imagine it would.

    This is basically an argument against inquiry, in the guise of political correctness.

    It’s basically an argument against being interested in geography.

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  83. Susan Goldberg

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  84. @syonredux

    Photographer Frank Schreider shows men from Timor island his camera in a 1962 issue. The magazine often ran photos of “uncivilized” native people seemingly fascinated by “civilized” Westerners’ technology.
     
    In reality, of course, those Timorese tribesmen were completely unimpressed by even the most advanced specimens of Western Technology.....

    “Cards and clay pipes amuse guests in Fairfax House’s 18th-century parlor,” reads the caption in a 1956 article on Virginia history. Although slave labor built homes featured in the article, the writer contended that they “stand for a chapter of this country’s history every American is proud to remember.”
     
    Whereas WOKE-Folk know that every White Anglo should feel deep and abiding shame for everything that was done in 18th century Anglo-America....

    We asked John Edwin Mason to help with this examination. Mason is well positioned for the task: He’s a University of Virginia professor specializing in the history of photography and the history of Africa, a frequent crossroads of our storytelling. He dived into our archives.

     

    Prof Mason...

    https://www.wired.com/images_blogs/rawfile/2010/11/jem.jpg

    What Mason found in short was that until the 1970s National Geographic all but ignored people of color who lived in the United States,

     

    But we're WOKE, now....So expect two-thirds of all articles to be about Black and Latinx people....Not too many East Asians, though....

    South African gold miners were “entranced by thundering drums” during “vigorous tribal dances,” a 1962 issue reported.
     
    Shoulda described them as "lethargic" or maybe "languid".....

    National Geographic of the mid-20th century was known for its glamorous depictions of Pacific islanders. Tarita Teriipaia, from Bora-Bora, was pictured in July 1962—the same year she appeared opposite Marlon Brando in the movie Mutiny on the Bounty.

     

    We wish to apologize to Black African women for not making them look as glamorous as Polynesian women....

    Fast-forward to a 2015 story about Haiti, when we gave cameras to young Haitians and asked them to document the reality of their world. “The images by Haitians are really, really important,” Mason said, and would have been “unthinkable” in our past. So would our coverage now of ethnic and religious conflicts, evolving gender norms, the realities of today’s Africa, and much more.
     
    Yeah, bigots. We're gonna fill your boring old WASP magazine with non-binary Blacks.....

    Mason also uncovered a string of oddities—photos of “the native person fascinated by Western technology. It really creates this us-and-them dichotomy between the civilized and the uncivilized.”
     
    Look, there is no reason for Stone Age peoples to have any interest in Western Technology!

    And then there’s the excess of pictures of beautiful Pacific-island women.

     

    And let me repeat, we are really, really sorry for not finding ways to make Black African girls look as beautiful as Polynesian girls....

    April 4 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. It’s a worthy moment to step back, to take stock of where we are on race. It’s also a conversation that is changing in real time: In two years, for the first time in U.S. history, less than half the children in the nation will be white.
     
    Say goodbye to Anglo-America, bigots!


    Susan Goldberg



    http://www.careercontessa.com/uploadedImages/Library/_COVER-Susan-Goldberg.jpeg

    “Fast-forward to a 2015 story about Haiti, when we gave cameras to young Haitians and asked them to document the reality of their world. “The images by Haitians are really, really important,” Mason said, and would have been “unthinkable” in our past. ”

    Yeah, National Geographic used to pay for the best outdoor photographers in the world, now they just give out cameras to poor people.

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  85. National Geographic’s coverage of other races and cultures, especially in the first 6 decades of its existence, actually was sensationalist, generally inaccurate, and reflected an imperialistic complacency and condescension about the developing world that has come back to bite the West on its ass. When I go back and look at the way back issues treated even subjects like “Nova Scotia” or “Kansas”, the writing was superficial and maybe 8th grade level. The great part of the magazine for me was always the photography, the biology focused articles and the coverage of mountain climbing expeditions.

    Susan Goldberg is, naturally, going too far in the other direction with her idiotic statement of loyalty to the doctrine that race is a social construct, but she is not wrong that a lot the publication’s past is pretty embarassing. Why do people here want to get so worked about this? It is little wonder that HBD gets a bad rap when so many of its supposed supporters just come off as nasty old men.

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    Most of what you say is true. I only object to the embarrassing part. ( not the part with only 1 r.) Media has forever considered itself hippest and woke, and reflective of the current societal progressive values. Who really gave a shit about Jane Goodall? They did. My point is that the past is not embarrassing, but instructive. What NG is doing is the same as tearing down RE Lee's statue in New Orleans. Sad.
    , @PiltdownMan
    I remember that unlike Playboy, no one bought National Geographic for the articles. The writing was banal and pedestrian. They bought it solely for the outdoor photography. That, and the fact that it was inexpensive—a subscription used to cost about $7/year in the early 1970s, IIRC.

    Even by the standards of Western international photojournalists of the 1960s and 1970s, National Geographic geographic photographers had generous budgets, but also faced insanely demanding standards for quality. It was not unusual for a photographer to take along adequate film stock to shoot 30,000 color slide/chrome images for a single story that used a dozen pictures, a multi-thousand dollar expense in those days.

    , @Bill

    National Geographic’s coverage of other races and cultures, especially in the first 6 decades of its existence, actually was sensationalist, generally inaccurate
     
    Wait. National Geographic was a journal? Written by journalists? Containing journalism? Thank goodness there is now a journalist in charge. She'll change all that in no time.
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  86. @International Jew
    Nat Geo outlived its usefulness as soon as prepubescent boys could find all the naked breasts they needed, online.

    The convenience stores in my neighborhood sold Penthouse magazine to basically any male north of puberty so NatGeo only served to remind me that 70/80s America was an unchallenged mammary superpower.

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    Whatever happens
    we have got
    the silicone implants
    and they have not
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  87. @Almost Missouri
    From the article...

    1930, and National Geographic has sent a reporter and a photographer to cover a magnificent occasion: the crowning of Haile Selassie, King of Kings of Ethiopia, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah. There are trumpets, incense, priests, spear-wielding warriors. The story runs 14,000 words, with 83 images. If a ceremony in 1930 honoring a black man had taken place in America, instead of Ethiopia, you can pretty much guarantee there wouldn’t have been a story at all.
     
    Get woke Susan! In America, they wuz Kangs. In Ethiopia, they is Kangs now!

    That was simple.


    In 1941 National Geographic used a slavery-era slur to describe California cotton workers waiting to load a ship in California: “Pickaninny, banjos, and bales are like those you might see at New Orleans.”
     
    Who decides what is a "slur"? "Pickaninny" is just an Americanized Iberian word meaning "small". Is there something wrong with being small now? Isn't that size-ist? Why do you have so much hate in your heart against the stature-challenged, Susan?

    National Geographic did little to push its readers beyond the stereotypes ingrained in white American culture.
     
    Whoa there Susan!!! "Stereotypes ingrained in white American culture"?!?!? Are you sure you want to let that racist generalization bigotry stand? Check your judeo-normative cultural imperialist privilege biotch!

    Actually, come to think of it, wasn't the point in reading Nat Geo all those years: to find out what stereotypes were ingrained in every other culture? Isn't that more or less the definition of the entire field of Cultural Anthropology? And now that's what you're going to avoid? So now what will Nat Geo be? Simply a log of encounters with cultures of no particular characteristics—certainly nothing in any way better or worse than anything else—who should in no way be construed as "other"? Yeah, sounds scintillating...

    Etc., etc., ad nauseum.

    tl;dr: If you were worried you were missing something by not reading National Geographic, you don't need to worry anymore.

    Actually, come to think of it, wasn’t the point in reading Nat Geo all those years: to find out what stereotypes were ingrained in every other culture?

    No. At least when I was a kid the point was to read about dinosaurs, lions, sharks, photographs of Saturn, or climbing Everest. The cultural articles were filler as far as I was concerned.

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  88. @Macumazahn
    Actually, I don't think Aboriginals survived desert outback conditions by instinct, but rather by making use of cultural knowledge, "lore" you might say. Another way to say it might be that the survival skills were transmitted externally, not internally.
    Still, I do agree that children should be taught the truth. The mere fact that the mean IQ of a population might indicate that most of its individuals are (by our standards) retarded, does not mean that the culture they developed is necessarily unsophisticated. Sadly, though, the reality is as you say - they are about as likely to succeed in the West as I am likely to succeed in walking naked from Tarcoola to Warburton.

    Actually, I don’t think Aboriginals survived desert outback conditions by instinct, but rather by making use of cultural knowledge, “lore” you might say.

    This is why calling Aboriginals “savages” with “the lowest intelligence of all human beings” was simply bad writing and bad science. Aboriginals survived and flourished for 50,000 years and were the dominant species in their environment. They were perfectly adapted to a certain life-style. Most white children, even if raised by Aboriginals, probably would not do particularly well living the pre-contact Aboriginal life style. Whether Western industrial culture is truly sustainable and will also survive 50,000 years on the Australian continent remains to be seen. It is quite likely that the European inhabitants of Australia will be a minor historical footnote between the Aboriginals and the East Asians.

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    The modern theory is that Aboriginals were mostly living on the more forgiving coastline when the British showed up. Droughts and slash-and-burn agricultural and hunting techniques had made the interior, the Outback, unlivable even for Aboriginals, largely a self-inflicted problem.
    Naturally, the British colonist pushed the Aboriginals back inland, where they led miserable lives and would have gone extinct left to their own devices without the help of evil colonists. Ultimately, the majority of Aboriginals decided to return to the White man' society where they lead idle lives of petty theft and subsidized heavy boozing.
    So Aboriginals weren't even particularly well-adapted to the Outback.
    , @Henry's Cat
    Did the Brits make any documented estimates of how many aboriginals there were, and where they were?
    , @Harry Baldwin
    Aboriginals survived and flourished for 50,000 years and were the dominant species in their environment.

    That is not inconsistent with writing that Aboriginals had “the lowest intelligence of all human beings.” All sorts of insects, reptiles, and mammals survive in harsh environments and we don't use that as evidence of their intelligence.

    I do agree that the Aboriginals may still be around when Western man has killed himself off or is reduced to surviving as roving bands of hunter-gatherers. Intelligence seems to carry the seeds of its own destruction.

    , @syonredux

    This is why calling Aboriginals “savages” with “the lowest intelligence of all human beings” was simply bad writing and bad science.

     

    Indeed. As all WOKE-folk know, the cultural and scientific achievements of the Aborigines far surpass anything done by pale and stale Europeans.....
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  89. @Anonymous
    Why is someone who thinks the magazines past appalling hired to run it?


    What the fuck is wrong with boomer white men that you flushed our country down the toilet? Was it just too awesome growing up in peace and prosperity and watching man fly to the moon that you decided to really stick it to your kids and grandchildren?

    What the fuck is wrong with boomer white men that you flushed our country down the toilet? Was it just too awesome growing up in peace and prosperity and watching man fly to the moon that you decided to really stick it to your kids and grandchildren?

    The rot started earlier than the boomers really. The silents and if not the worst generation, the stupid generation before them. But the boomers have indeed been pretty worthless, Steve excepted.

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    The rot started earlier than the boomers really.

    Earlier generations of Europeans enjoyed a vast technological and organizational superiority that simply no longer exists. It was the "Greatest Generation" who most obviously squandered that superiority, not the boomers, but really it was probably inevitable given the insatiable desire of Westerners to transfer technology in order to "open new markets". In any case, a semi-literate Nigerian or Mexican with a cheap AK-47 already changes the balance of power. A literate Chinese, Pakistani, or Iranian who knows how to produce semi-conductors and has mastered nuclear fission has changed it irrevocably. There is simply no returning to 1950s at this point, Pandora's Box is open.
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  90. @jcd1974
    She may be the first Jew as Editor in Chief but now that National Geographic is owned by 21st Century Fox and is part of the entertainment industry she won't be the last. I'll wager that the majority of all subsequent editors will be members of the tribe.

    The list of prior editors is interesting. From 1900 to 1970 the position was held mainly by members of Grosvenor-Bell family, with the Bell lineage originating with Alexander Graham.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Geographic#Editors-in-chief

    She may be the first Jew as Editor in Chief but now that National Geographic is owned by 21st Century Fox and is part of the entertainment industry she won’t be the last. I’ll wager that the majority of all subsequent editors will be members of the tribe.

    Even as the poz begins now, no one will read it so there is that.

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  91. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    The fact was, at the time of publication, many of the world’s ‘native’ tropical peoples did, in fact, habitually walk around publicly fully or partially nude.
    I vividly remember the late great ‘Disappearing World’ strand of good anthropological documentaries on the UK’s ITV network back in the 1970s, (those were the days!) , featuring some rather starkly well-endowed Sudanese tribesmen in their habitual state of full ‘stark bollock’ nudity, much to the considerable embarrassment of the family watching TV on a ‘normal’ Sunday afternoon.

    ….and this was only in the mid 1970s.

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    Lots of East Germans used to walk around nude in the 1970s as well. Why didn't the National Geographic do a few more features on FKK beaches in the GDR?
    , @Henry's Cat
    Hence the negro spiritual, 'Swing low, sweet chariot....'
    , @Anonymous
    Apparently, Idi Amin, the devout Muslim that he was, launched a bloody war against a certain animist Nilotic tribe inhabiting the north of Uganda, back in the '70s. The casus belli was that the tribe, well endowed as they were, simply refused to don trousers.
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  92. @Steve Sailer
    I slipped down about six well-worn steps of the 2000 year old Library of Ephesus. It's quite possible that some German tourist videoed it and it's on Youtube somewhere.

    Yeah, but is there a video of you hawking up a loogie into a glass of water and drinking it as you stump for a US presidential election? I didn’t think so.

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  93. @Berty
    She's only doing this to remind the world that NatGeo still in fact exists.

    National Geographic is still around, and covers some pretty cool stuff.

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/features/athletes/alex-honnold/most-dangerous-free-solo-climb-yosemite-national-park-el-capitan/

    Unfortunately ms goldberg will probably put an end to the extreme sports angle due to it’s unbearable Whiteness.

    http://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2011/09/28/extreme-sports-as-a-context-of-implicit-whiteness/

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  94. NG will be around long after you racists have died

    We will replace you

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    Actually, our children will replace us. Yours – if you've any – will replace you in the rôles of jackasses who write stupid things.
    , @Giant Duck
    Well that isn't very kind, patito. If you think people have the wrong outlook on important matters, why don't you try to convince them, instead of condemning them and looking forward to their demise? In writing things like that, you come across as a bad person.
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  95. @J.Ross
    OT Chinese audiences feel that Black Panther is so big, like just so big and out there, it's just so -- black
    https://qz.com/1226449/a-torture-for-the-eyes-chinese-moviegoers-think-black-panther-is-too-black/

    Some moviegoers disliked Black Panther because they felt Marvel was trying too hard to be politically correct (link in Chinese). While many reviewers on Douban stopped short of leaving overtly racist comments about the film, many discussed their discomfort of being surrounded by so much blackness.
     

    “Maybe the Chinese are still not used to a film full of black people,” wrote one reviewer on Douban (link in Chinese). The commenter said he had to pinch himself more than 10 times to stay awake during the movie because “Black Panther is black, all the major characters are black, a lot of scenes are black, the car-chasing scene is black—the blackness has really made me drowsy.”
     

    “the blackness has really made me drowsy”

    It’s a well-known symptom of “Black fatigue”. Chinese have yet to experience the full set of symptoms every day of their lives.

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  96. @Peter Akuleyev
    Actually, I don’t think Aboriginals survived desert outback conditions by instinct, but rather by making use of cultural knowledge, “lore” you might say.

    This is why calling Aboriginals "savages" with "the lowest intelligence of all human beings" was simply bad writing and bad science. Aboriginals survived and flourished for 50,000 years and were the dominant species in their environment. They were perfectly adapted to a certain life-style. Most white children, even if raised by Aboriginals, probably would not do particularly well living the pre-contact Aboriginal life style. Whether Western industrial culture is truly sustainable and will also survive 50,000 years on the Australian continent remains to be seen. It is quite likely that the European inhabitants of Australia will be a minor historical footnote between the Aboriginals and the East Asians.

    The modern theory is that Aboriginals were mostly living on the more forgiving coastline when the British showed up. Droughts and slash-and-burn agricultural and hunting techniques had made the interior, the Outback, unlivable even for Aboriginals, largely a self-inflicted problem.
    Naturally, the British colonist pushed the Aboriginals back inland, where they led miserable lives and would have gone extinct left to their own devices without the help of evil colonists. Ultimately, the majority of Aboriginals decided to return to the White man’ society where they lead idle lives of petty theft and subsidized heavy boozing.
    So Aboriginals weren’t even particularly well-adapted to the Outback.

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    the majority of Aboriginals decided to return to the White man’ society
     
    Most permanent Eskimo settlements were established where white people dumped their valuable trash. The Broughten Island settlement, for example, grew up around the dump of a Distant Early Warning station, one of many set up along the arctic circle to detect Soviet missiles coming over the pole.
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  97. “South Australian Blackfellows: These savages rank lowest in intelligence of all human beings.”

    If only there were some way to test this, we’d all be able to agree that it’s true or false and the controversy would end.

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  98. @anon

    Of course, today, 102 years later, there are numerous pure-blood Australian Aborigine Nobel Laureates, like … uh …
     
    I don't know of any either, but I thought this anti-gasoline-huffing PSA was pretty good.

    https://youtu.be/Nt0NcaxmGHo

    Why do so many of those abo’s (even more so than Blacks in the US) make their hair look blond?

    White racism is all I can make of it.

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    Blondeness is a rare but present trait among the aborigines. I imagine they dye it for much the same reason so many white girls and women do too — it looks good.
    , @John Derbyshire
    No, it's a natural feature. There are blonde abos in Carleton Coon's book IIRC.
    , @AndrewR
    It's called genetics.
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  99. @Anonym
    What the fuck is wrong with boomer white men that you flushed our country down the toilet? Was it just too awesome growing up in peace and prosperity and watching man fly to the moon that you decided to really stick it to your kids and grandchildren?

    The rot started earlier than the boomers really. The silents and if not the worst generation, the stupid generation before them. But the boomers have indeed been pretty worthless, Steve excepted.

    The rot started earlier than the boomers really.

    Earlier generations of Europeans enjoyed a vast technological and organizational superiority that simply no longer exists. It was the “Greatest Generation” who most obviously squandered that superiority, not the boomers, but really it was probably inevitable given the insatiable desire of Westerners to transfer technology in order to “open new markets”. In any case, a semi-literate Nigerian or Mexican with a cheap AK-47 already changes the balance of power. A literate Chinese, Pakistani, or Iranian who knows how to produce semi-conductors and has mastered nuclear fission has changed it irrevocably. There is simply no returning to 1950s at this point, Pandora’s Box is open.

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    The AKs (and IEDs) only change the balance of power if you want to occupy a shithole country, which you shouldn’t want to do anyway. The West has the organizational ability and technology necessary to meet any real threat from the third world. It just needs the will.
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  100. @Anonymous
    The fact was, at the time of publication, many of the world's 'native' tropical peoples did, in fact, habitually walk around publicly fully or partially nude.
    I vividly remember the late great 'Disappearing World' strand of good anthropological documentaries on the UK's ITV network back in the 1970s, (those were the days!) , featuring some rather starkly well-endowed Sudanese tribesmen in their habitual state of full 'stark bollock' nudity, much to the considerable embarrassment of the family watching TV on a 'normal' Sunday afternoon.

    ....and this was only in the mid 1970s.

    Lots of East Germans used to walk around nude in the 1970s as well. Why didn’t the National Geographic do a few more features on FKK beaches in the GDR?

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    *That* would he getting perilously close to 'porn'.
    , @Harry Baldwin
    Actually, in the 1970s and 1980s, National Geographic did have the occasional picture of naked white people. I don't have issue dates, but I recall seeing photos of a family of naked Germans on a beach in the Baltic Sea, nudes in Scandinavian saunas, a pretty white girl in West Virginia skinny-dipping in a mountain stream, naked white children bathing in a wash tub in some Appalachian cabin, topless Vegas show girls (nipples covered with pasties), etc. During WWII there were a number of shots of male nudes from the rear in military settings, such as nude cadets in the St. Marys college swimming pool.

    And, of course, they ran those Coppertone ads with the little white girl with her untanned rear end exposed as a cocker spaniel pulls down her bathing suit bottom. This would be considered child pornography today.
    , @songbird
    Closest thing I can remember is a longshot of a French topless beach. They had to tow a sort of prudish line with whites in order to maintain their gravitas. Obviously, a close-up view of four or five topless French women would have gotten a lot of old biddies to cancel the family subscriptions.

    Indeed, the way I remember it most of the topless stuff wasn't of a great prurient interest. More of a reason to avoid certain pages than to buy the magazine.
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  101. @songbird
    Nat Geo starting going south a long time ago. First, like most mags, there was the incredible profusion of ads. Maybe like 3 or 4x as much as the old issues. Then they were really into global warming. Being lectured at kind of ruins one's sense of adventure.

    Still, it wasn't as bad as what Playboy did. Before they went on nude hiatus, I think they actually had a trans feature. Definitely not a strategy to expand one's audience.

    I’ve mentioned before that this mag now features covers like “Putin’s Russia” where the piece has nothing to do with geography, or “Why People Lie” which seems to have nothing to do with geography but a lot to do with Presidential elections.

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  102. @syonredux

    Photographer Frank Schreider shows men from Timor island his camera in a 1962 issue. The magazine often ran photos of “uncivilized” native people seemingly fascinated by “civilized” Westerners’ technology.
     
    In reality, of course, those Timorese tribesmen were completely unimpressed by even the most advanced specimens of Western Technology.....

    “Cards and clay pipes amuse guests in Fairfax House’s 18th-century parlor,” reads the caption in a 1956 article on Virginia history. Although slave labor built homes featured in the article, the writer contended that they “stand for a chapter of this country’s history every American is proud to remember.”
     
    Whereas WOKE-Folk know that every White Anglo should feel deep and abiding shame for everything that was done in 18th century Anglo-America....

    We asked John Edwin Mason to help with this examination. Mason is well positioned for the task: He’s a University of Virginia professor specializing in the history of photography and the history of Africa, a frequent crossroads of our storytelling. He dived into our archives.

     

    Prof Mason...

    https://www.wired.com/images_blogs/rawfile/2010/11/jem.jpg

    What Mason found in short was that until the 1970s National Geographic all but ignored people of color who lived in the United States,

     

    But we're WOKE, now....So expect two-thirds of all articles to be about Black and Latinx people....Not too many East Asians, though....

    South African gold miners were “entranced by thundering drums” during “vigorous tribal dances,” a 1962 issue reported.
     
    Shoulda described them as "lethargic" or maybe "languid".....

    National Geographic of the mid-20th century was known for its glamorous depictions of Pacific islanders. Tarita Teriipaia, from Bora-Bora, was pictured in July 1962—the same year she appeared opposite Marlon Brando in the movie Mutiny on the Bounty.

     

    We wish to apologize to Black African women for not making them look as glamorous as Polynesian women....

    Fast-forward to a 2015 story about Haiti, when we gave cameras to young Haitians and asked them to document the reality of their world. “The images by Haitians are really, really important,” Mason said, and would have been “unthinkable” in our past. So would our coverage now of ethnic and religious conflicts, evolving gender norms, the realities of today’s Africa, and much more.
     
    Yeah, bigots. We're gonna fill your boring old WASP magazine with non-binary Blacks.....

    Mason also uncovered a string of oddities—photos of “the native person fascinated by Western technology. It really creates this us-and-them dichotomy between the civilized and the uncivilized.”
     
    Look, there is no reason for Stone Age peoples to have any interest in Western Technology!

    And then there’s the excess of pictures of beautiful Pacific-island women.

     

    And let me repeat, we are really, really sorry for not finding ways to make Black African girls look as beautiful as Polynesian girls....

    April 4 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. It’s a worthy moment to step back, to take stock of where we are on race. It’s also a conversation that is changing in real time: In two years, for the first time in U.S. history, less than half the children in the nation will be white.
     
    Say goodbye to Anglo-America, bigots!


    Susan Goldberg



    http://www.careercontessa.com/uploadedImages/Library/_COVER-Susan-Goldberg.jpeg

    Syonredux, please excuse my piggybacking onto your comment, but I’d like to ask the isteve commentariat their opinion re Ms. Goldberg’s physical pose in that photo. It seems to me that the arms-folded-across-chest is the default photographic pose for all women who wish to project authority. Business women, female politicians, lady lawyers, etc. all strike this pose in photographs with such regularity that it’s a stereotype. Similarly situated males don’t use this pose with any frequency. What is the deal with that? What causes a woman to think: “This will show ‘em I mean business!” ?

    Apologies again, Syonredux.

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    My understanding is that photographers suggest poses to their subjects. I've noticed that author photos tend to show women with their heads cocked and men with a hand supporting the chin. I've never known any adult to spontaneously pose that way.
    , @Twodees Partain
    That pose, for a woman, means "Stop gawking at my tits. I'm trying to tell you something here."
    , @J.Ross
    Good point. A man crossing his arms is petulant, not powerful. Reference point: how often is Trump photographed crossing his arms? Trump has been photographed all the time for decades and I do not immediately recall a crossed-arms shot. Michigan's gorgeous but useless model-governor, Jennifer Granholm, crosses her arms on the cover of her insane memoir, A Governor's Story.
    http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/michigan/files/styles/medium/public/201109/Granholm-book-jacket.jpg
    Good review here:
    http://m.michiganradio.org/post/granholms-new-book-governors-story
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  103. @Anon
    It won't much longer if she's the editor.

    Good. I loved it while I was growing up but if they have decided, for whatever reasons, to hand the reins over to a Jewess SJW then by all means let the whole thing go under. Nothing good lasts forever.

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  104. @Anonymous

    And then there’s the excess of pictures of beautiful Pacific-island women.
     
    The horror! The horror!

    Sailer’s First Law of Female Journalism:


    The most heartfelt journalistic extrusions will be demands for how society must be reengineered so that, come the Revolution, the writer herself will be considered hotter-looking.
     
    What better way to make Ms. Goldberg hotter-looking than to do away with the "excess" of exotic beauties.

    Also makes business sense. What kind of readers could possibly want to buy a magazine with glamorous shots of scarcely-clad exotic women and men? That's simply not who we are (TNWWA).

    She was probably quite attractive in her youth (I know they choose the best shots). Must be 60+ now.

    http://www.marketing-interactive.com/features/how-130-year-old-national-geographic-became-a-top-social-media-brand/

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    130 years old?

    She doesn't look a day over 70.
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  105. @Peter Akuleyev
    The rot started earlier than the boomers really.

    Earlier generations of Europeans enjoyed a vast technological and organizational superiority that simply no longer exists. It was the "Greatest Generation" who most obviously squandered that superiority, not the boomers, but really it was probably inevitable given the insatiable desire of Westerners to transfer technology in order to "open new markets". In any case, a semi-literate Nigerian or Mexican with a cheap AK-47 already changes the balance of power. A literate Chinese, Pakistani, or Iranian who knows how to produce semi-conductors and has mastered nuclear fission has changed it irrevocably. There is simply no returning to 1950s at this point, Pandora's Box is open.

    The AKs (and IEDs) only change the balance of power if you want to occupy a shithole country, which you shouldn’t want to do anyway. The West has the organizational ability and technology necessary to meet any real threat from the third world. It just needs the will.

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  106. @YetAnotherAnon
    She was probably quite attractive in her youth (I know they choose the best shots). Must be 60+ now.

    http://www.marketing-interactive.com/features/how-130-year-old-national-geographic-became-a-top-social-media-brand/

    130 years old?

    She doesn’t look a day over 70.

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  107. @Peter Akuleyev
    National Geographic's coverage of other races and cultures, especially in the first 6 decades of its existence, actually was sensationalist, generally inaccurate, and reflected an imperialistic complacency and condescension about the developing world that has come back to bite the West on its ass. When I go back and look at the way back issues treated even subjects like "Nova Scotia" or "Kansas", the writing was superficial and maybe 8th grade level. The great part of the magazine for me was always the photography, the biology focused articles and the coverage of mountain climbing expeditions.

    Susan Goldberg is, naturally, going too far in the other direction with her idiotic statement of loyalty to the doctrine that race is a social construct, but she is not wrong that a lot the publication's past is pretty embarassing. Why do people here want to get so worked about this? It is little wonder that HBD gets a bad rap when so many of its supposed supporters just come off as nasty old men.

    Most of what you say is true. I only object to the embarrassing part. ( not the part with only 1 r.) Media has forever considered itself hippest and woke, and reflective of the current societal progressive values. Who really gave a shit about Jane Goodall? They did. My point is that the past is not embarrassing, but instructive. What NG is doing is the same as tearing down RE Lee’s statue in New Orleans. Sad.

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  108. Let me abos go loose? Rolf Harris, Kid-Toucher and the world’s biggest Racist . . .

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  109. @anon
    Prof Mason…

    That guy looks like a cross between the rich guy who started Jurassic Park, and about half the guys whose faces are on barbecue sauce bottles.

    Sorry, that was meant to be an LOL.

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  110. @Berty
    She's only doing this to remind the world that NatGeo still in fact exists.

    Putting a tedious bitchy managerialist in charge is an admission of the loss of anything that once made Nat Geo special. It’s an admission that it doesn’t matter who is incharge it’s already dead and fewer and fewer people with options will choose to work there.

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  111. @njguy73

    Still, it wasn’t as bad as what Playboy did.
     
    Or how Sports Illustrated turned the swimsuit issue into the "make such-and-such feel better about themselves" issue, or worst of all, Mad having ads.

    The magazine industry is dead as a doornail.

    This year’s SI swimsuit issue features really big fatties, lesbians, mulattoes of all flavors, amputees, crime victims, etc.

    The magazine probably jumped off newsstands and was completely sold out within 3 hours. Can’t get enough of that Funky stuff!

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    Venus, (or is Serena?), Williams is/are strongly steatopygic.
    , @Buffalo Joe
    DC, I have posted this before but Serena, shown here, says she is 5'-10" and 150 pounds, however she just photographs like an NFL linebacker.
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  112. They’ve come for the porn…

    I don’t know if they’ve realized what they’ve started.

    And I’m only half-joking.

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    "They’ve come for the porn…"


    Slightly off topic, but the UK Government is planning to make it impossible to access pornography in the UK without proof of age, which will literally involve credit cards or passport details.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-43370999

    I guess there are several possible scenarios here

    1/ Porn site usage drops hugely, but thousands of people who sign up lose money to scammers, have their id stolen, or have their details and site access stolen and posted online.

    2/ Proxy servers flourish and GCHQ/NSA/FSB/China all compete for that market, with its useful personal info which might come in handy for blackmail

    3/ TOR suddenly finds it has ten million new users, which as I understand would make it more secure. Safety in numbers with a torrent-type network.

    4/ everyone uses the same passport details to sign in (who would be the guinea pig?)

    Also OT,

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-43385587

    "Two London mosques have been given protected heritage status to recognise their historic and cultural importance.

    The London Central Mosque and Islamic Cultural Centre in Regent's Park is newly listed as Grade II*, while the Fazl Mosque in Southfields has been given Grade II status.

    Other mosques including Woking's Shah Jahan Mosque, which was built in 1889, have also been given more protection.

    Historic England said the mosques were "exceptional places of worship"."
     
    The Regent's Park mosque dates all the way back to the 1970s !
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  113. Race is not a biological construct, as writer Elizabeth Kolbert explains in this issue, but a social one that can have devastating effects. …

    So if I schedule on my social calendar to be African American starting next week, do I automatically wake up that morning appearing to be African American, or is it like the play Rhinoceros where it could take a week or two and gradually I will appear African American?

    I don’t seem to know such things as I hadn’t previously realized it was a social choice.

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  114. @AKAHorace
    And good bye to my early pubertal day dreams.

    If you were a teenage boy in 1960s North America National Geographic was the closest that you could get to pornography. Now kids today ....

    Don’t forget the lingerie section of Sears catalogs.

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  115. funny how the cover is used to “disprove” race by showing 2 mulatto sisters, one looks more white , one looks more black , to demonstrate that race does not exist. As if Americans have not been interfacing with mulattos for years, and seeing them on television and playing sports…Why would it be noteworthy to demonstrate that a girl who is 75% European has caucasian features ? While her sister who is 33% Black has more black features ?

    using this logic the wolves, dogs and coyotes are not separate species , as they all mate and have mixed offspring..Hybrids of any combination tend to be larger than coyotes but smaller than wolves, they show behaviors intermediate between coyotes and the other parent’s species. Genomic studies indicate that all North American gray wolf populations possess some degree of admixture with coyotes

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  116. @Senator Brundlefly
    I wonder, is there anything like National Geographic but that looks at Western cultures from an outside perspective? Like Chinese photojournalists taking pictures of hoedowns, Pentecostal snake holders, or a Catholic Mass? Like, I feel part of the problem of modernity is that nobody ever stops to think of Western culture as a culture but instead as the default that must be "spiced up" with diversity. These modern Nat Geo people can complain all they want about it being racist, but those photos are a celebration of other people and their cultures and a means of trying to understand them.

    Will all future pictures in the magazine require non-whites to be dressed in the United Colors of Benneton?

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  117. @Steve Sailer
    I slipped down about six well-worn steps of the 2000 year old Library of Ephesus. It's quite possible that some German tourist videoed it and it's on Youtube somewhere.

    Caught in and tripped by the menorah etched into one of the steps near the top no doubt.

    That explains so much! jk

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  118. @Peter Akuleyev
    Actually, I don’t think Aboriginals survived desert outback conditions by instinct, but rather by making use of cultural knowledge, “lore” you might say.

    This is why calling Aboriginals "savages" with "the lowest intelligence of all human beings" was simply bad writing and bad science. Aboriginals survived and flourished for 50,000 years and were the dominant species in their environment. They were perfectly adapted to a certain life-style. Most white children, even if raised by Aboriginals, probably would not do particularly well living the pre-contact Aboriginal life style. Whether Western industrial culture is truly sustainable and will also survive 50,000 years on the Australian continent remains to be seen. It is quite likely that the European inhabitants of Australia will be a minor historical footnote between the Aboriginals and the East Asians.

    Did the Brits make any documented estimates of how many aboriginals there were, and where they were?

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  119. @Anonymous
    The fact was, at the time of publication, many of the world's 'native' tropical peoples did, in fact, habitually walk around publicly fully or partially nude.
    I vividly remember the late great 'Disappearing World' strand of good anthropological documentaries on the UK's ITV network back in the 1970s, (those were the days!) , featuring some rather starkly well-endowed Sudanese tribesmen in their habitual state of full 'stark bollock' nudity, much to the considerable embarrassment of the family watching TV on a 'normal' Sunday afternoon.

    ....and this was only in the mid 1970s.

    Hence the negro spiritual, ‘Swing low, sweet chariot….’

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  120. @syonredux

    Photographer Frank Schreider shows men from Timor island his camera in a 1962 issue. The magazine often ran photos of “uncivilized” native people seemingly fascinated by “civilized” Westerners’ technology.
     
    In reality, of course, those Timorese tribesmen were completely unimpressed by even the most advanced specimens of Western Technology.....

    “Cards and clay pipes amuse guests in Fairfax House’s 18th-century parlor,” reads the caption in a 1956 article on Virginia history. Although slave labor built homes featured in the article, the writer contended that they “stand for a chapter of this country’s history every American is proud to remember.”
     
    Whereas WOKE-Folk know that every White Anglo should feel deep and abiding shame for everything that was done in 18th century Anglo-America....

    We asked John Edwin Mason to help with this examination. Mason is well positioned for the task: He’s a University of Virginia professor specializing in the history of photography and the history of Africa, a frequent crossroads of our storytelling. He dived into our archives.

     

    Prof Mason...

    https://www.wired.com/images_blogs/rawfile/2010/11/jem.jpg

    What Mason found in short was that until the 1970s National Geographic all but ignored people of color who lived in the United States,

     

    But we're WOKE, now....So expect two-thirds of all articles to be about Black and Latinx people....Not too many East Asians, though....

    South African gold miners were “entranced by thundering drums” during “vigorous tribal dances,” a 1962 issue reported.
     
    Shoulda described them as "lethargic" or maybe "languid".....

    National Geographic of the mid-20th century was known for its glamorous depictions of Pacific islanders. Tarita Teriipaia, from Bora-Bora, was pictured in July 1962—the same year she appeared opposite Marlon Brando in the movie Mutiny on the Bounty.

     

    We wish to apologize to Black African women for not making them look as glamorous as Polynesian women....

    Fast-forward to a 2015 story about Haiti, when we gave cameras to young Haitians and asked them to document the reality of their world. “The images by Haitians are really, really important,” Mason said, and would have been “unthinkable” in our past. So would our coverage now of ethnic and religious conflicts, evolving gender norms, the realities of today’s Africa, and much more.
     
    Yeah, bigots. We're gonna fill your boring old WASP magazine with non-binary Blacks.....

    Mason also uncovered a string of oddities—photos of “the native person fascinated by Western technology. It really creates this us-and-them dichotomy between the civilized and the uncivilized.”
     
    Look, there is no reason for Stone Age peoples to have any interest in Western Technology!

    And then there’s the excess of pictures of beautiful Pacific-island women.

     

    And let me repeat, we are really, really sorry for not finding ways to make Black African girls look as beautiful as Polynesian girls....

    April 4 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. It’s a worthy moment to step back, to take stock of where we are on race. It’s also a conversation that is changing in real time: In two years, for the first time in U.S. history, less than half the children in the nation will be white.
     
    Say goodbye to Anglo-America, bigots!


    Susan Goldberg



    http://www.careercontessa.com/uploadedImages/Library/_COVER-Susan-Goldberg.jpeg

    Susan Everysingletimeberg is totally legit in her claim that Natz Geo pictured “natives” elsewhere as exotics, famously and frequently unclothed, happy hunters, noble savages—every type of cliché.

    Since bored identity deeply despises every.single.time types of cliches, he unearthed this ancient footage with some internationaly priviliged, and beyond the pale, villain pushing White Powder on Wakanda’s Davidson Institute cadets :

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  121. @syonredux

    Photographer Frank Schreider shows men from Timor island his camera in a 1962 issue. The magazine often ran photos of “uncivilized” native people seemingly fascinated by “civilized” Westerners’ technology.
     
    In reality, of course, those Timorese tribesmen were completely unimpressed by even the most advanced specimens of Western Technology.....

    “Cards and clay pipes amuse guests in Fairfax House’s 18th-century parlor,” reads the caption in a 1956 article on Virginia history. Although slave labor built homes featured in the article, the writer contended that they “stand for a chapter of this country’s history every American is proud to remember.”
     
    Whereas WOKE-Folk know that every White Anglo should feel deep and abiding shame for everything that was done in 18th century Anglo-America....

    We asked John Edwin Mason to help with this examination. Mason is well positioned for the task: He’s a University of Virginia professor specializing in the history of photography and the history of Africa, a frequent crossroads of our storytelling. He dived into our archives.

     

    Prof Mason...

    https://www.wired.com/images_blogs/rawfile/2010/11/jem.jpg

    What Mason found in short was that until the 1970s National Geographic all but ignored people of color who lived in the United States,

     

    But we're WOKE, now....So expect two-thirds of all articles to be about Black and Latinx people....Not too many East Asians, though....

    South African gold miners were “entranced by thundering drums” during “vigorous tribal dances,” a 1962 issue reported.
     
    Shoulda described them as "lethargic" or maybe "languid".....

    National Geographic of the mid-20th century was known for its glamorous depictions of Pacific islanders. Tarita Teriipaia, from Bora-Bora, was pictured in July 1962—the same year she appeared opposite Marlon Brando in the movie Mutiny on the Bounty.

     

    We wish to apologize to Black African women for not making them look as glamorous as Polynesian women....

    Fast-forward to a 2015 story about Haiti, when we gave cameras to young Haitians and asked them to document the reality of their world. “The images by Haitians are really, really important,” Mason said, and would have been “unthinkable” in our past. So would our coverage now of ethnic and religious conflicts, evolving gender norms, the realities of today’s Africa, and much more.
     
    Yeah, bigots. We're gonna fill your boring old WASP magazine with non-binary Blacks.....

    Mason also uncovered a string of oddities—photos of “the native person fascinated by Western technology. It really creates this us-and-them dichotomy between the civilized and the uncivilized.”
     
    Look, there is no reason for Stone Age peoples to have any interest in Western Technology!

    And then there’s the excess of pictures of beautiful Pacific-island women.

     

    And let me repeat, we are really, really sorry for not finding ways to make Black African girls look as beautiful as Polynesian girls....

    April 4 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. It’s a worthy moment to step back, to take stock of where we are on race. It’s also a conversation that is changing in real time: In two years, for the first time in U.S. history, less than half the children in the nation will be white.
     
    Say goodbye to Anglo-America, bigots!


    Susan Goldberg



    http://www.careercontessa.com/uploadedImages/Library/_COVER-Susan-Goldberg.jpeg

    Susan Everysingletimeberg is totally legit in her claim that Natz Geo pictured “natives” elsewhere as exotics, famously and frequently unclothed, happy hunters, noble savages—every type of cliché.

    Since bored identity deeply despises every.single.time types of cliches, he unearthed this ancient footage with some internationaly priviliged, and beyond the pale, villain pushing White Powder on Wakanda’s Davidson Institute cadets :

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  122. @Senator Brundlefly
    I wonder, is there anything like National Geographic but that looks at Western cultures from an outside perspective? Like Chinese photojournalists taking pictures of hoedowns, Pentecostal snake holders, or a Catholic Mass? Like, I feel part of the problem of modernity is that nobody ever stops to think of Western culture as a culture but instead as the default that must be "spiced up" with diversity. These modern Nat Geo people can complain all they want about it being racist, but those photos are a celebration of other people and their cultures and a means of trying to understand them.

    I haven’t browsed a mainland-Chinese magazine for 20 years, but they used to make a big thing of China’s “national minorities” (Miao, Yao, Tai, Zhuang, etc — mostly forest tribes in the mountains of the southwest, but including big old civilized peoples like Tibetans, Mongols, Uighurs). I recall lots of National Geographic-type photo spreads of the more primitive minorities with a definite subtext of their being highly sexed. I don’t recall any bare breasts, but I wouldn’t be surprised.

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    Mr. Derbyshire,
    While the old photospreads may have implied promiscuity or looseness, the severe want for sexual dimorphism among such groups, to me, precludes the implication of sexedness. If anything, I would object to their unfair portrayal as beastial or base, but I believe the spreads implied a primitivity that precedes the development of sex-roles and the attendant romance/eroticism.

    Maybe I’m way off.
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  123. @Pat Kittle
    Why do so many of those abo's (even more so than Blacks in the US) make their hair look blond?

    White racism is all I can make of it.

    Blondeness is a rare but present trait among the aborigines. I imagine they dye it for much the same reason so many white girls and women do too — it looks good.

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    http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/gnxp/2012/05/case-closed-blonde-melanesians-understood/#.WqgYobmWzcs
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  124. @Peter Akuleyev
    Lots of East Germans used to walk around nude in the 1970s as well. Why didn't the National Geographic do a few more features on FKK beaches in the GDR?

    *That* would he getting perilously close to ‘porn’.

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    Actually, there is a fully nude shot of the young Angela Merkel,in existence back in her DDR 'healthy mind, healthy body' Teutonic nature worship days.
    It's genuine, and was doing the rounds on the 'net.

    Mercifully, it's pretty difficult to access.

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  125. @Pat Kittle
    Why do so many of those abo's (even more so than Blacks in the US) make their hair look blond?

    White racism is all I can make of it.

    No, it’s a natural feature. There are blonde abos in Carleton Coon’s book IIRC.

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    I clearly remember my shock at Coon's paired photographs of a Chinese academic - a physical anthropologist, I think - and an Aboriginal woman, with a caption giving their cranial capacities. His was nearly twice hers. The caption was headed "The Alpha and Omega of Homo Sapiens".
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  126. @Anonymous
    The fact was, at the time of publication, many of the world's 'native' tropical peoples did, in fact, habitually walk around publicly fully or partially nude.
    I vividly remember the late great 'Disappearing World' strand of good anthropological documentaries on the UK's ITV network back in the 1970s, (those were the days!) , featuring some rather starkly well-endowed Sudanese tribesmen in their habitual state of full 'stark bollock' nudity, much to the considerable embarrassment of the family watching TV on a 'normal' Sunday afternoon.

    ....and this was only in the mid 1970s.

    Apparently, Idi Amin, the devout Muslim that he was, launched a bloody war against a certain animist Nilotic tribe inhabiting the north of Uganda, back in the ’70s. The casus belli was that the tribe, well endowed as they were, simply refused to don trousers.

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  127. ‘Meet the Team Behind Our Special Issue on Race’: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/04/race-contributors-writers-photographers-profiles/

    Seems to be rather disproportionately Black and Jewish. Is their a general rule when woman, or Jews, become lead editors of magazines and newspapers that they descend into plaques-for-blacks noticeboards?

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    Took a quick look at Kolbert's article.

    Just the standard confused and deliberately confusing mess from a SJW.

    Somehow, the only differences between races are in pigmentation.

    Damn Sun!

    Race is a Solar Construction.

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  128. @Pat Kittle
    Why do so many of those abo's (even more so than Blacks in the US) make their hair look blond?

    White racism is all I can make of it.

    It’s called genetics.

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    Well tie me kangaroo down sport.
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  129. @Anonymous
    *That* would he getting perilously close to 'porn'.

    Actually, there is a fully nude shot of the young Angela Merkel,in existence back in her DDR ‘healthy mind, healthy body’ Teutonic nature worship days.
    It’s genuine, and was doing the rounds on the ‘net.

    Mercifully, it’s pretty difficult to access.

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    My eyes! My eyes! Damn your knowledge and my compulsive curiosity!
    , @prosa123
    Here is the photo of the necked Merkel (scroll down about half way), though whether it's faked I do not know:
    https://goo.gl/images/cSbB7L
    , @Rosamond Vincy
    I didn't think she looked that bad. I mean, when you think of Lena Dunham....
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  130. @John Derbyshire
    I haven't browsed a mainland-Chinese magazine for 20 years, but they used to make a big thing of China's "national minorities" (Miao, Yao, Tai, Zhuang, etc -- mostly forest tribes in the mountains of the southwest, but including big old civilized peoples like Tibetans, Mongols, Uighurs). I recall lots of National Geographic-type photo spreads of the more primitive minorities with a definite subtext of their being highly sexed. I don't recall any bare breasts, but I wouldn't be surprised.

    Mr. Derbyshire,
    While the old photospreads may have implied promiscuity or looseness, the severe want for sexual dimorphism among such groups, to me, precludes the implication of sexedness. If anything, I would object to their unfair portrayal as beastial or base, but I believe the spreads implied a primitivity that precedes the development of sex-roles and the attendant romance/eroticism.

    Maybe I’m way off.

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  131. Race is not a biological construct, as writer Elizabeth Kolbert explains in this issue, but a social one that can have devastating effects. …

    How does pretending that race is not biological improve anybody’s life? If that is what it is supposed to do? It is a sort of way to patronize nonwhite people to show how virtuous you are? I think of all of the black, Hispanic, and Asian people I know and they know exactly what they are. If white people want to pretend that they are not white, it’s no skin off their noses. A lot of these people are doing much better than me economically as well.

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  132. @Anonymous
    I would abort the Downs fetus and I would also require children to be taught that Aborigines have a 60 IQ on average if that is indeed what their average IQ really is. I would also explain that although Aborigines are low IQ by our standards, they may have other mental abilities that allow them to survive the Outback if that is indeed the case, as it certainly seems to be. Aboriginal children were running off and walking hundreds of klicks to their home in conditions that would have killed any white man this side of Army Rangers. They did this by instinct, remember?

    They can survive the Outback but they can't succeed in the cities of Western civilization.

    I saw a TV documentary once, wherein they staged a long-distance race (I can’t remember exactly how far, but plenty of miles) between a group of Aboriginals and a squad of Australian soldiers. Would White Man’s Magic (GPS and whatnot) give the army guys the advantage? Or would their packs weigh them down while the Abos travelled light? Who would fare better in the croc-infested swamps between Points A and B? Et cetera.

    The race was started. The soldiers plotted their course and set off at a brisk pace. The Abos, not so brisk. As soon as they were out of sight of the start-line they went into a huddle. “Do we really want to be doing this? It’s only for TV.” The consensus was No, they didn’t want to do it at all. Instead they found a very pleasant billabong shaded on one side by leafy trees, speared a couple of turtles, built a fire, and had a picnic. As night fell they started telling (or retelling) each other campfire stories, and then went to sleep under the stars.

    Meanwhile the soldiers had been battling leeches, chest-high swamp-water, heatstroke, and similar sorts of fun and when, in the morning, they finally breasted the tape they were jubilant to find that they were the “winners”. However, the edge was taken off their pleasure when they were informed, via the satellite phone in possession of the other film-crew, that the Abos had decided not to bother and had now, indeed, gone home.

    Now that’s what I call high IQ.

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    Your anecdote perfectly illustrates why National Geographic was the product of white civilization and not Aboriginal. Well done!
    , @Autochthon
    That's what I'd call complete lack of shame, dignity, ambition, sporting character, competitive drive, curiosity, pride of purpose, or perhaps even the fundamental ability to understand the concept of glory for its own sake and the dignity of representing one's team (race, nation, group...) honorably.

    I suppose you think the fat man drinking beer and wearing a T-shirt which reads "You're making ME tired" at the sidelines of a marathon is more admirable than Paula Radcliffe, or the sleepy mestizoids shrugging "mañana" in their adobe huts (without plumbing or electricity) are smarter than astronauts who train rigourously for their missions?

    (To the extent you're just having a bit of fun, fair enough; but if your remark is meant seriously, it's sad.)
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  133. @Peter Akuleyev
    National Geographic's coverage of other races and cultures, especially in the first 6 decades of its existence, actually was sensationalist, generally inaccurate, and reflected an imperialistic complacency and condescension about the developing world that has come back to bite the West on its ass. When I go back and look at the way back issues treated even subjects like "Nova Scotia" or "Kansas", the writing was superficial and maybe 8th grade level. The great part of the magazine for me was always the photography, the biology focused articles and the coverage of mountain climbing expeditions.

    Susan Goldberg is, naturally, going too far in the other direction with her idiotic statement of loyalty to the doctrine that race is a social construct, but she is not wrong that a lot the publication's past is pretty embarassing. Why do people here want to get so worked about this? It is little wonder that HBD gets a bad rap when so many of its supposed supporters just come off as nasty old men.

    I remember that unlike Playboy, no one bought National Geographic for the articles. The writing was banal and pedestrian. They bought it solely for the outdoor photography. That, and the fact that it was inexpensive—a subscription used to cost about $7/year in the early 1970s, IIRC.

    Even by the standards of Western international photojournalists of the 1960s and 1970s, National Geographic geographic photographers had generous budgets, but also faced insanely demanding standards for quality. It was not unusual for a photographer to take along adequate film stock to shoot 30,000 color slide/chrome images for a single story that used a dozen pictures, a multi-thousand dollar expense in those days.

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    I seem to recall that Kodachrome was released finally in 120 roll film format only in the seventies or eighties, at the specific behest of National Geographic, as they had the "pull" to get Kodak to do it. Thye threatened to go to Fuji otherwise.
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  134. @Tiny Duck
    NG will be around long after you racists have died

    We will replace you

    Actually, our children will replace us. Yours – if you’ve any – will replace you in the rôles of jackasses who write stupid things.

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    LOL.
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  135. @Anonymous
    Why is someone who thinks the magazines past appalling hired to run it?


    What the fuck is wrong with boomer white men that you flushed our country down the toilet? Was it just too awesome growing up in peace and prosperity and watching man fly to the moon that you decided to really stick it to your kids and grandchildren?

    Yet another anonymous coward with daddy issues. Yes, we know. Your father had to work long hours to keep you in your Izod shirts and parachute pants. He didn’t have time to pat you on the head and tell you what a good boy you were. Maybe if he had given you a hug you would not have all your boomer hate. Consider putting on your big boy pants and taking responsibility for your own life.

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    You sound triggered.

    Yes, some people do put too much blame on "boomers" as a whole, just as some people blame "millennials" excessively now that they've taken "Gen X's" place as "doggone whippersnapper" young adults. All generations have all sorts of people, many of whom are not representative of their generation. But it's an indisputable fact that, due to their numbers, "boomers" have had a disproportionate effect on our society since they started coming of age over half a century ago, and today, with a median age in their early 60s, they are at their peak in terms of wealth and power. The rot started before the "boomers", and it certainly has spread to younger generations, but when we see things like female Hebrew SJWs taking over what used to be one of the best magazines in existence, a disproportionate amount of blame can be put at the feet of cowardly and masochistic men, disproportionately "boomers", who have allowed it to get to this point.

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  136. @Anonymous
    Actually, there is a fully nude shot of the young Angela Merkel,in existence back in her DDR 'healthy mind, healthy body' Teutonic nature worship days.
    It's genuine, and was doing the rounds on the 'net.

    Mercifully, it's pretty difficult to access.

    My eyes! My eyes! Damn your knowledge and my compulsive curiosity!

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    You have just reenacted an anecdote from Plato's Republic, 439e - 440a.

    "...there, ye wretches - take your fill of the fine spectacle..."
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  137. @Steve Sailer
    I slipped down about six well-worn steps of the 2000 year old Library of Ephesus. It's quite possible that some German tourist videoed it and it's on Youtube somewhere.

    You must have angered Artemis. She notices when visitors don’t stop by the temple ruins and perform the proper genuflection and obeisance.

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  138. @Autochthon
    Actually, our children will replace us. Yours – if you've any – will replace you in the rôles of jackasses who write stupid things.

    LOL.

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  139. @Achmed E. Newman
    National Geographic has been dead to me for a couple of decades already. It's not just the lack of educational photos of native girls that must not have had pocket money for bras and blouses. I'm over that. It's more that this magazine has been full-on promoting the Global Climate Disruption (TM) nonsense for well nigh 20 years. Every! Single! Issue!

    I have not enjoyed an issue of National Geographic since the 1980's. It's a damn shame really since I really like geography, for one thing. Additionally, this is one of those societies, like the Royal Astronomical Society, that has been around for more than 100 years, and just reminds me of the glory days for scientists and explorers. There's so much history there that this stupid broad wants to wipe out.


    ... we thought we should examine our own history before turning our reportorial gaze to others."
     
    What you all should examine, you dumb broad, is your subscription numbers. This magazine was one of the few left for which subscribers would still have been prone to getting a nice glossy-paper copy to keep around rather than looking at a computer screen. Lots of people with the money to keep life-long subscriptions have probably bailed on it, if my thoughts on it are any indication. You're nothing but one out of a hundred TV channels now. #SAD!

    Every year, my siblings and I would get a gift subscription from my late father. It used to be an interesting read, pleasant escapist fun, but for the last two decades it’s been a hectoring downer, focusing on global warming, overpopulation, infectious diseases, racism, Third World poverty, etc. No thanks, I get enough of that elsewhere.

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  140. @Detective Club
    This year's SI swimsuit issue features really big fatties, lesbians, mulattoes of all flavors, amputees, crime victims, etc.
    https://youtu.be/VnG_UzSl6dc
    The magazine probably jumped off newsstands and was completely sold out within 3 hours. Can't get enough of that Funky stuff!

    Venus, (or is Serena?), Williams is/are strongly steatopygic.

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  141. @BB753
    The modern theory is that Aboriginals were mostly living on the more forgiving coastline when the British showed up. Droughts and slash-and-burn agricultural and hunting techniques had made the interior, the Outback, unlivable even for Aboriginals, largely a self-inflicted problem.
    Naturally, the British colonist pushed the Aboriginals back inland, where they led miserable lives and would have gone extinct left to their own devices without the help of evil colonists. Ultimately, the majority of Aboriginals decided to return to the White man' society where they lead idle lives of petty theft and subsidized heavy boozing.
    So Aboriginals weren't even particularly well-adapted to the Outback.

    the majority of Aboriginals decided to return to the White man’ society

    Most permanent Eskimo settlements were established where white people dumped their valuable trash. The Broughten Island settlement, for example, grew up around the dump of a Distant Early Warning station, one of many set up along the arctic circle to detect Soviet missiles coming over the pole.

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  142. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Susan-Goldberg.jpeg
     
    She really should be selling condos on the Upper West Side.

    Perceptive and funny, Jenner. Good noticing.

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    Thank you. :)
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  143. @Simon Tugmutton
    I saw a TV documentary once, wherein they staged a long-distance race (I can't remember exactly how far, but plenty of miles) between a group of Aboriginals and a squad of Australian soldiers. Would White Man's Magic (GPS and whatnot) give the army guys the advantage? Or would their packs weigh them down while the Abos travelled light? Who would fare better in the croc-infested swamps between Points A and B? Et cetera.

    The race was started. The soldiers plotted their course and set off at a brisk pace. The Abos, not so brisk. As soon as they were out of sight of the start-line they went into a huddle. "Do we really want to be doing this? It's only for TV." The consensus was No, they didn't want to do it at all. Instead they found a very pleasant billabong shaded on one side by leafy trees, speared a couple of turtles, built a fire, and had a picnic. As night fell they started telling (or retelling) each other campfire stories, and then went to sleep under the stars.

    Meanwhile the soldiers had been battling leeches, chest-high swamp-water, heatstroke, and similar sorts of fun and when, in the morning, they finally breasted the tape they were jubilant to find that they were the "winners". However, the edge was taken off their pleasure when they were informed, via the satellite phone in possession of the other film-crew, that the Abos had decided not to bother and had now, indeed, gone home.

    Now that's what I call high IQ.

    Your anecdote perfectly illustrates why National Geographic was the product of white civilization and not Aboriginal. Well done!

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  144. @Peter Akuleyev
    Actually, I don’t think Aboriginals survived desert outback conditions by instinct, but rather by making use of cultural knowledge, “lore” you might say.

    This is why calling Aboriginals "savages" with "the lowest intelligence of all human beings" was simply bad writing and bad science. Aboriginals survived and flourished for 50,000 years and were the dominant species in their environment. They were perfectly adapted to a certain life-style. Most white children, even if raised by Aboriginals, probably would not do particularly well living the pre-contact Aboriginal life style. Whether Western industrial culture is truly sustainable and will also survive 50,000 years on the Australian continent remains to be seen. It is quite likely that the European inhabitants of Australia will be a minor historical footnote between the Aboriginals and the East Asians.

    Aboriginals survived and flourished for 50,000 years and were the dominant species in their environment.

    That is not inconsistent with writing that Aboriginals had “the lowest intelligence of all human beings.” All sorts of insects, reptiles, and mammals survive in harsh environments and we don’t use that as evidence of their intelligence.

    I do agree that the Aboriginals may still be around when Western man has killed himself off or is reduced to surviving as roving bands of hunter-gatherers. Intelligence seems to carry the seeds of its own destruction.

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    A very interesting series of pre historic skulls - with startling evidence of the peopling of Australia - was found at Kow(?) Swamp. The implication was of 'cranial backsliding' if that makes any sense.
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  145. @Anonymous
    Seriously, Latinx, it is the year 2018!!!!!!
    The term is now [email protected]!!!!!
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/ismael-chamu-7243b1b4

    (Except when you don't proofread and write "Latino" in the very same paragraph....)

    Proofreading is racist, get with the times bigots.

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  146. @whorefinder
    They've come for the porn...

    I don't know if they've realized what they've started.

    And I'm only half-joking.

    “They’ve come for the porn…”

    Slightly off topic, but the UK Government is planning to make it impossible to access pornography in the UK without proof of age, which will literally involve credit cards or passport details.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-43370999

    I guess there are several possible scenarios here

    1/ Porn site usage drops hugely, but thousands of people who sign up lose money to scammers, have their id stolen, or have their details and site access stolen and posted online.

    2/ Proxy servers flourish and GCHQ/NSA/FSB/China all compete for that market, with its useful personal info which might come in handy for blackmail

    3/ TOR suddenly finds it has ten million new users, which as I understand would make it more secure. Safety in numbers with a torrent-type network.

    4/ everyone uses the same passport details to sign in (who would be the guinea pig?)

    Also OT,

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-43385587

    “Two London mosques have been given protected heritage status to recognise their historic and cultural importance.

    The London Central Mosque and Islamic Cultural Centre in Regent’s Park is newly listed as Grade II*, while the Fazl Mosque in Southfields has been given Grade II status.

    Other mosques including Woking’s Shah Jahan Mosque, which was built in 1889, have also been given more protection.

    Historic England said the mosques were “exceptional places of worship”.”

    The Regent’s Park mosque dates all the way back to the 1970s !

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    the UK Government is planning to make it impossible to access pornography in the UK without proof of age, which will literally involve credit cards or passport details.
     
    The real game, of course, is to IMPOSE CENSORSHIP ON ALL INTERNET ACCESS, and by the way to impose different levels of access taxes for various categories of sites.

    Some sites (such as this UNZ.COM) will regrettably not qualify for access under Section 47(b)(ii) of the Internet (Appropriate Contents) Act 2018. A special permit and access fees will be required.

    Since WWII, the populations of the UK, Australia, Germany and Japan have each served as guinea pigs for techniques of totalitarian control that were considered too risky for immediate introduction in the U.S. Some of these experiments were coordinated through long-standing "Five Eyes" mechanisms in place among the English-speaking WWII allies (U.S., Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand) and second-tier quasi-allies (France, Germany, Israel, Japan).

    The techniques used to abolish residual free speech rights and to instill submissiveness in the UK, France, Germany etc. will undoubtedly be refined further and be introduced in the U.S., under the guise of combating child pornography, "fake news," "terrorism" etc.
    , @Anonymous
    Another possibility: porn addicts in the UK realize that enough porn to last multiple lifetimes is available on non-"porn" sites.
    A less likely possibility: the UK government decides to focus instead on the problem of young girls being actually raped and murdered.
    (Porn is bad. Don't do it.)
    , @Hippopotamusdrome


    Slightly off topic, but the UK Government is planning to make it impossible to access pornography* in the UK without proof of age, which will literally involve credit cards or passport details.

     

    * pornography, hate, racism, Islamophobia, transgender denialism, etc
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  147. @Flip
    Aren’t Aborigines in fact the lowest IQ people?

    On the other side of the coin, they apparently have the sharpest eyesight of any race.

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  148. Well, this is certainly a good case of what the Alt-Righters call “Hello, Fellow White People!”

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  149. Must be nice to have the Megaphone. In a civic society with a vital public debate, her statement would immediately be greeted with questions like, “If the concept of the ‘noble savage’ is a pernicious myth, does this mean that Rosseau and his left Hegelian progeny (i.e., Marxism) are being repudiated …?”

    But, we are where we are and they will be able to continue to operate on a double track where the concept of the noble savage is decried as [insult your critical theory epithet here], and yet they proceed on some sort of inchoate theory of people as inherently good, where socialism can work. (And, if it need be said, where the blame for all failures for it to work is imputed to ‘deplorable’ wreckers and traitors.)

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  150. @Harry Baldwin
    Aboriginals survived and flourished for 50,000 years and were the dominant species in their environment.

    That is not inconsistent with writing that Aboriginals had “the lowest intelligence of all human beings.” All sorts of insects, reptiles, and mammals survive in harsh environments and we don't use that as evidence of their intelligence.

    I do agree that the Aboriginals may still be around when Western man has killed himself off or is reduced to surviving as roving bands of hunter-gatherers. Intelligence seems to carry the seeds of its own destruction.

    A very interesting series of pre historic skulls – with startling evidence of the peopling of Australia – was found at Kow(?) Swamp. The implication was of ‘cranial backsliding’ if that makes any sense.

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  151. @Peter Akuleyev
    Lots of East Germans used to walk around nude in the 1970s as well. Why didn't the National Geographic do a few more features on FKK beaches in the GDR?

    Actually, in the 1970s and 1980s, National Geographic did have the occasional picture of naked white people. I don’t have issue dates, but I recall seeing photos of a family of naked Germans on a beach in the Baltic Sea, nudes in Scandinavian saunas, a pretty white girl in West Virginia skinny-dipping in a mountain stream, naked white children bathing in a wash tub in some Appalachian cabin, topless Vegas show girls (nipples covered with pasties), etc. During WWII there were a number of shots of male nudes from the rear in military settings, such as nude cadets in the St. Marys college swimming pool.

    And, of course, they ran those Coppertone ads with the little white girl with her untanned rear end exposed as a cocker spaniel pulls down her bathing suit bottom. This would be considered child pornography today.

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    "And, of course, they ran those Coppertone ads with the little white girl with her untanned rear end exposed as a cocker spaniel pulls down her bathing suit bottom. This would be considered child pornography today."

    Today's Coppertone logo has crossed the line into absurdity. The girl is wearing a one-piece bathing suit, and the puppy tugs at the bottom in a way that exposes nothing. It is completely lacking in the contrast between tanned and untanned skin that is the whole point of the product. Unless one remembers the old logo the new one makes no sense at all.
    , @Anonymous

    ...a pretty white girl in West Virginia skinny-dipping in a mountain stream...
     
    Margy Crisp, if memory serves.
    , @Stan Adams

    And, of course, they ran those Coppertone ads with the little white girl with her untanned rear end exposed as a cocker spaniel pulls down her bathing suit bottom. This would be considered child pornography today.
     
    To this day, there is still a large "obscene" Coppertone ad on the side of a building in the Miami area:
    http://floridazone.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-coppertone-sign.html
    , @Reg Cæsar

    those Coppertone ads with the little white girl with her untanned rear end
     
    One of them was Jodie Foster.
    , @ScarletNumber
    This reminds me of the work of the late Diane Arbus, who made a point of photographing freaks. She was married to Allan for 28 years, who was an actor best known for his work on M*A*S*H.
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  152. Will National Geograhic apologize to Scotland for the March 2006 story featuring bare-chested neo-pagan women performing some absurd inauthentic bacchanal?

    http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2006/03/celtic-realm/oneill-text

    At least the old pictures of hunter gatherer tribes were honest depictions of authentic traditional life.

    An honest depiction of the true traditions of the “Celtic Realm” over the course of the past millennia would feature prim and proper, well clothed, Scottish, Welsh or Ulster Calvinists, or Irish Catholics, attending a church service after a week of diligent honest toil.

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    The modern image of European Pagans as sexually deviant libertines is the invention of two Jewish brothers, Anthony and Peter Shaffer, the authors, respectively, of The Wicker Man and Equus.

    Reading Cato the Censor, Tacitus or the Stoic philosophers, on the other hand, shows ancient Romano-Germanic paganism to have been highly moral and sexually disciplined.
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  153. One problem for National Geographic magazine is that, as they become more openly anti-white, they can’t find new readers among the diverse. Outside of East Asians, nonwhites generally do not read very much. The freefalling comic book industry is in the same predicament. Selling to whites was good business, but liberals almost always put ideology ahead of profits.

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  154. @Anonymous
    Why is someone who thinks the magazines past appalling hired to run it?


    What the fuck is wrong with boomer white men that you flushed our country down the toilet? Was it just too awesome growing up in peace and prosperity and watching man fly to the moon that you decided to really stick it to your kids and grandchildren?

    Agreed. What could the board or whoever was in charge of hiring this awful woman have been thinking? “Hmm here is yet another left-wing jewish woman with an axe to grind. They seem to be in short supply. As a bonus she thinks our more than century old magazine is awful. Seems like a perfect hire”.

    https://www.nationalgeographic.org/leadership/board-advisors/

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    What could the board or whoever was in charge of hiring this awful woman have been thinking?
     
    It seems another glass ceiling has been shattered (yes, the site actually says "chairman"):

    Jean M. Case

    Chairman
    National Geographic Society

    Tracy R. Wolstencroft

    ​Vice Chairman
    National Geographic Society

     

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  155. @Senator Brundlefly
    I wonder, is there anything like National Geographic but that looks at Western cultures from an outside perspective? Like Chinese photojournalists taking pictures of hoedowns, Pentecostal snake holders, or a Catholic Mass? Like, I feel part of the problem of modernity is that nobody ever stops to think of Western culture as a culture but instead as the default that must be "spiced up" with diversity. These modern Nat Geo people can complain all they want about it being racist, but those photos are a celebration of other people and their cultures and a means of trying to understand them.

    Not a magazine, but there’s a book I know of. Wang Huning, considered as the “philosopher” of the modern Chinese Communist Party spent time as a visiting scholar in the United States and wrote of his experiences and thoughts about corporate culture, faith healers, and entertainment industries in his America vs America. Unfortunately, I could only find it untranslated in Chinese so I can’t link it.

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  156. @John Gruskos
    Will National Geograhic apologize to Scotland for the March 2006 story featuring bare-chested neo-pagan women performing some absurd inauthentic bacchanal?

    http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2006/03/celtic-realm/oneill-text

    At least the old pictures of hunter gatherer tribes were honest depictions of authentic traditional life.

    An honest depiction of the true traditions of the "Celtic Realm" over the course of the past millennia would feature prim and proper, well clothed, Scottish, Welsh or Ulster Calvinists, or Irish Catholics, attending a church service after a week of diligent honest toil.

    The modern image of European Pagans as sexually deviant libertines is the invention of two Jewish brothers, Anthony and Peter Shaffer, the authors, respectively, of The Wicker Man and Equus.

    Reading Cato the Censor, Tacitus or the Stoic philosophers, on the other hand, shows ancient Romano-Germanic paganism to have been highly moral and sexually disciplined.

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  157. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Susan-Goldberg.jpeg
     
    She really should be selling condos on the Upper West Side.

    She really should be selling condos on the Upper West Side.

    Ah, the real crux of the biscuit. As Steve has so often pointed out re golf clubs, this is about envy and other Jews without Goldberg’s superior intellect making SO much more $$$.

    Used to see these two daily driving prospects around in their Rolls Royce’s with magnetic realty signs on the doors..

    http://www.thejills.com/meet-the-jills.htm

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    Fwiw, she's married to a really rich real estate lawyer.
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  158. I generally don’t like to hijack a thread with an off topic post, but I find it infuriating but expected that the national media hasn’t been covering the case of Fredrick Demond Scott, a black suspected serial killer who allegedly killed six white hikers after announcing that he wanted to “kill all white people.” With the haste to call the suspected mail bombings a “hate crime”, it doesn’t require much thought to imagine the coverage if a white man had killed six blacks after saying he wanted to kill all black people. Steve, are you aware of this case?

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  159. @Anonymous
    'Panelist Seren Sensei Aishitemasu said the entertainer (real name Peter Gene Bayot Hernandez) was nothing more than a “cultural appropriator.”'

    Respek.

    And she said it in English, so everyone was clear about which culture was being appropriated.

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  160. @Senator Brundlefly
    I wonder, is there anything like National Geographic but that looks at Western cultures from an outside perspective? Like Chinese photojournalists taking pictures of hoedowns, Pentecostal snake holders, or a Catholic Mass? Like, I feel part of the problem of modernity is that nobody ever stops to think of Western culture as a culture but instead as the default that must be "spiced up" with diversity. These modern Nat Geo people can complain all they want about it being racist, but those photos are a celebration of other people and their cultures and a means of trying to understand them.

    I wonder, is there anything like National Geographic but that looks at Western cultures from an outside perspective?

    Well, there was that fascinating study of American culture, eating habits, sexual mores, musical taste, and barbering titled “The America I Have Seen,” by Sayyid Qutb. It’s a little dated now, having been published in 1951.

    https://archive.org/stream/SayyidQutb/The%20America%20I%20have%20seen_djvu.txt

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  161. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    OT — A whale of a tale?

    Nantucket’s African Meeting House vandalized with racist graffiti

    The culprit this time might actually turn out to be white. Scroll down and check out the picture here:

    http://expressdigest.com/historic-african-american-site-vandalized-with-racist-graffiti/

    “Charity Grace Mofsen, the African Meeting House’s manager (pictured with her husband), said she was devastated to find the graffiti.”

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  162. @Senator Brundlefly
    I wonder, is there anything like National Geographic but that looks at Western cultures from an outside perspective? Like Chinese photojournalists taking pictures of hoedowns, Pentecostal snake holders, or a Catholic Mass? Like, I feel part of the problem of modernity is that nobody ever stops to think of Western culture as a culture but instead as the default that must be "spiced up" with diversity. These modern Nat Geo people can complain all they want about it being racist, but those photos are a celebration of other people and their cultures and a means of trying to understand them.

    There’s a documentary called Meet The Natives about Vanatu tribesman visiting the UK and USA. It’s on Youtube.

    Also related is An African In Greenland, reviewed by John Derbyshire here:

    http://www.johnderbyshire.com/Reviews/Miscellaneous/africaningreenland.html

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    Wow. I actually have a copy of this somewhere. Now I might get around to reading it...
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  163. Maybe 20 years ago there was a National Geographic article about the Gypsies which made it clear these were very unpleasant people to be around. There was a funny bit about how the Gypsies in two different Gypsy villages all said that the Gypsies in the other village were scum. I think Steve wrote about this article. The National Geographic article is behind a paywall now, and I can’t find a link to what Steve wrote.

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  164. @TelfoedJohn
    'Meet the Team Behind Our Special Issue on Race': https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/04/race-contributors-writers-photographers-profiles/

    Seems to be rather disproportionately Black and Jewish. Is their a general rule when woman, or Jews, become lead editors of magazines and newspapers that they descend into plaques-for-blacks noticeboards?

    Took a quick look at Kolbert’s article.

    Just the standard confused and deliberately confusing mess from a SJW.

    Somehow, the only differences between races are in pigmentation.

    Damn Sun!

    Race is a Solar Construction.

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  165. @wren
    It is interesting that some people can on the one hand celebrate the fact that they would abort Down's Syndrome kids because their IQ is around 60, but on the other hand be left speechless because of a hundred year old article that, as far as I know, accurately reports the rank of Australian Aboriginals' intelligence. Which is about 60.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/i-wouldve-aborted-a-fetus-with-down-syndrome-women-need-that-right/2018/03/09/3aaac364-23d6-11e8-94da-ebf9d112159c_story.html

    “but on the other hand be left speechless because of a hundred year old article that, as far as I know, accurately reports the rank of Australian Aboriginals’ intelligence.”

    On the surface level, absolutely. But let’s dig deeper and start noticing here. The magazine was a product of the times by stating that the Aboriginal people were “savages”–there was a comparison to European standards of civilization. By the way, how “civilized” were they regarding their treatment of anyone deemed inferior to them? Furthermore, consider how IQ was deemed to be strictly biologically based by way of the work of Sir Francis Galton, who had been influenced by Charles Darwin. But we know now definitively that the environment also plays an integral role in IQ.

    Of course, there is controversy as to why IQ ought to be the measuring stick for the Aussie bushmen.

    https://www.jstor.org/stable/3098880?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

    “Which is about 60.”

    Other than surprising considering that this group was not exposed to Western ways of thinking. Let’s see how well you do on this. No cheating!

    http://wilderdom.com/personality/intelligenceOriginalAustralian.html

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  166. @Peter Akuleyev
    Actually, I don’t think Aboriginals survived desert outback conditions by instinct, but rather by making use of cultural knowledge, “lore” you might say.

    This is why calling Aboriginals "savages" with "the lowest intelligence of all human beings" was simply bad writing and bad science. Aboriginals survived and flourished for 50,000 years and were the dominant species in their environment. They were perfectly adapted to a certain life-style. Most white children, even if raised by Aboriginals, probably would not do particularly well living the pre-contact Aboriginal life style. Whether Western industrial culture is truly sustainable and will also survive 50,000 years on the Australian continent remains to be seen. It is quite likely that the European inhabitants of Australia will be a minor historical footnote between the Aboriginals and the East Asians.

    This is why calling Aboriginals “savages” with “the lowest intelligence of all human beings” was simply bad writing and bad science.

    Indeed. As all WOKE-folk know, the cultural and scientific achievements of the Aborigines far surpass anything done by pale and stale Europeans…..

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  167. @Harry Baldwin
    Actually, in the 1970s and 1980s, National Geographic did have the occasional picture of naked white people. I don't have issue dates, but I recall seeing photos of a family of naked Germans on a beach in the Baltic Sea, nudes in Scandinavian saunas, a pretty white girl in West Virginia skinny-dipping in a mountain stream, naked white children bathing in a wash tub in some Appalachian cabin, topless Vegas show girls (nipples covered with pasties), etc. During WWII there were a number of shots of male nudes from the rear in military settings, such as nude cadets in the St. Marys college swimming pool.

    And, of course, they ran those Coppertone ads with the little white girl with her untanned rear end exposed as a cocker spaniel pulls down her bathing suit bottom. This would be considered child pornography today.

    “And, of course, they ran those Coppertone ads with the little white girl with her untanned rear end exposed as a cocker spaniel pulls down her bathing suit bottom. This would be considered child pornography today.”

    Today’s Coppertone logo has crossed the line into absurdity. The girl is wearing a one-piece bathing suit, and the puppy tugs at the bottom in a way that exposes nothing. It is completely lacking in the contrast between tanned and untanned skin that is the whole point of the product. Unless one remembers the old logo the new one makes no sense at all.

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  168. @Berty
    She's only doing this to remind the world that NatGeo still in fact exists.

    Nah, Jews in Power (JIP) enjoy stamping their boot on Goy face, good and hard these days all the while denying any such thing. They enjoy the fact no one will scream out loud the emperor has no clothes. The more abusive their actions and absurd their words the better.

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  169. @Anonymous
    I would abort the Downs fetus and I would also require children to be taught that Aborigines have a 60 IQ on average if that is indeed what their average IQ really is. I would also explain that although Aborigines are low IQ by our standards, they may have other mental abilities that allow them to survive the Outback if that is indeed the case, as it certainly seems to be. Aboriginal children were running off and walking hundreds of klicks to their home in conditions that would have killed any white man this side of Army Rangers. They did this by instinct, remember?

    They can survive the Outback but they can't succeed in the cities of Western civilization.

    although Aborigines are low IQ by our standards, they may have other mental abilities

    Some Aborigines create stunningly beautiful art.

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    Unfortunatelyso many pile up completely drunk on the sidewalks in front of Queensland's bars.
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  170. @syonredux

    But when we decided to devote our April magazine to the topic of race, we thought we should examine our own history before turning our reportorial gaze to others.
     
    Of course, when I use the word "we," I'm not really including myself. Remember, I'm Jewish and a woman:

    I’m the first woman and the first Jewish person—a member of two groups that also once faced discrimination here.
     
    I'm really talking about those WASP scum....You know the type...

    John Hyde (October 1888 – 14 September 1900; Editor-in-Chief: 14 September 1900 – February 1903)
    Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor (1875–1966) (Editor-in-Chief: February 1903 – 20 January 1920; Managing Editor: 14 September 1900 – February 1903; Assistant Editor: May 1899 – 14 September 1900)
    Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor (21 January 1920 – 5 May 1954)
    John Oliver LaGorce (1880–1959) (5 May 1954 – 8 January 1957)
    Melville Bell Grosvenor (1901–1982) (8 January 1957 – 1 August 1967)
    Frederick Vosburgh (1905–2005) (1 August 1967 – October 1970)
    Gilbert Melville Grosvenor (1931– ) (October 1970 – July 1980)
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Geographic#Editors-in-chief


    I mean, Gilbert Melville Grosvenor....we all know what to expect from a guy with a name like that.....

    I’m the tenth editor of National Geographic since its founding in 1888. I’m the first woman and the first Jewish person—a member of two groups that also once faced discrimination here.

    Wreckers.

    Some sort of biological imperative. They can’t be happy just going an building their own stuff–”Anti-National Geographic”. Nope. Must wreck their stuff.

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  171. @Anonymous
    Actually, there is a fully nude shot of the young Angela Merkel,in existence back in her DDR 'healthy mind, healthy body' Teutonic nature worship days.
    It's genuine, and was doing the rounds on the 'net.

    Mercifully, it's pretty difficult to access.

    Here is the photo of the necked Merkel (scroll down about half way), though whether it’s faked I do not know:

    https://goo.gl/images/cSbB7L

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    Never mind Merkel, who was that Commie on our right side of that photo? I'd take the middle Commie too, if I'd had a chance. Communism is not contagious, right, so I wouldn't have had to wait 4 hours in line at the People's Communist Condom Cooperative, as if it were a head of cabbage.

    Was this out of National Geographic? I don't know how I could have missed that issue. Of course, I only read it for the maps.
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  172. “two groups that also once faced discrimination here.”

    What are the examples of discriminating against Jews? ‘Here’ could be the pages / editorial policy of Nat Geo, or it could mean the hiring / promotion policies of Nat Geo, or the local golf club. Was National Geographic insufficiently Zionist in the 1930s? Bringing up the Jewish thing frivolously to imply she understood something about discrimination, that her colleagues do not, was a bad tactic. It also makes one wonder about her ability to cover Middle East events. Or even make hiring decisions at Nat Geo. It is possible she and people directly related to her never experienced any anti Jewish acts, She just assumes there must have been some, and they were very important.

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    “two groups that also once faced discrimination here.”

    What are the examples of discriminating against Jews?
     

    Because it was founded by WASPs. Anything founded by WASPs is, ipso facto, Anti-Semitic.
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  173. @a reader

    although Aborigines are low IQ by our standards, they may have other mental abilities
     
    Some Aborigines create stunningly beautiful art.

    Unfortunatelyso many pile up completely drunk on the sidewalks in front of Queensland’s bars.

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  174. @Anonymous
    Why is someone who thinks the magazines past appalling hired to run it?


    What the fuck is wrong with boomer white men that you flushed our country down the toilet? Was it just too awesome growing up in peace and prosperity and watching man fly to the moon that you decided to really stick it to your kids and grandchildren?

    Trump is a Boomer

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  175. @Chris Mallory
    Yet another anonymous coward with daddy issues. Yes, we know. Your father had to work long hours to keep you in your Izod shirts and parachute pants. He didn't have time to pat you on the head and tell you what a good boy you were. Maybe if he had given you a hug you would not have all your boomer hate. Consider putting on your big boy pants and taking responsibility for your own life.

    You sound triggered.

    Yes, some people do put too much blame on “boomers” as a whole, just as some people blame “millennials” excessively now that they’ve taken “Gen X’s” place as “doggone whippersnapper” young adults. All generations have all sorts of people, many of whom are not representative of their generation. But it’s an indisputable fact that, due to their numbers, “boomers” have had a disproportionate effect on our society since they started coming of age over half a century ago, and today, with a median age in their early 60s, they are at their peak in terms of wealth and power. The rot started before the “boomers”, and it certainly has spread to younger generations, but when we see things like female Hebrew SJWs taking over what used to be one of the best magazines in existence, a disproportionate amount of blame can be put at the feet of cowardly and masochistic men, disproportionately “boomers”, who have allowed it to get to this point.

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    Grow up and take responsibility for your own life. Quit blaming those who came before you.
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  176. @Anonymous
    Why is someone who thinks the magazines past appalling hired to run it?


    What the fuck is wrong with boomer white men that you flushed our country down the toilet? Was it just too awesome growing up in peace and prosperity and watching man fly to the moon that you decided to really stick it to your kids and grandchildren?

    What the fuck is wrong with boomer white men that you flushed our country down the toilet? Was it just too awesome growing up in peace and prosperity and watching man fly to the moon that you decided to really stick it to your kids and grandchildren?

    While my generation is definitely worthy of some serious abuse, you young guys should really learn to do math.

    My dad was still shy of 40 when the 1964 Civil Rights Act and 1965 Immigration Act were passed. Most Congressmen at the time probably averaged at least a decade older than pretty much all the WWII vets raising kids in my neighborhood–or at least the enlisted/GI bill guys like my dad. We boomers were … kids!

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    Good god. I don't think anyone has ever claimed that the rot started with the "boomers."

    "We were kids when [insert neo-leftist/corporatist law here] was passed" means... what, exactly? Ok, so your parents and grandparents did dumb stuff. And what has your generation done since then?

    "Millennials" get a lot of crap, some of it deserved. But the "boomers" were mostly adults before any of the "millennials" were even born, and it's "boomers" who now control a plurality if not majority of wealth and power today.

    One can't blame the "boomers" for the rot that existed in the mid-1960s, and the few surviving "boomers" will not be very blameable for the rot that will presumably exist in whatever's left of our society in the mid-2060s, but the boomers are damn blameable in 2018.
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  177. @Senator Brundlefly
    I wonder, is there anything like National Geographic but that looks at Western cultures from an outside perspective? Like Chinese photojournalists taking pictures of hoedowns, Pentecostal snake holders, or a Catholic Mass? Like, I feel part of the problem of modernity is that nobody ever stops to think of Western culture as a culture but instead as the default that must be "spiced up" with diversity. These modern Nat Geo people can complain all they want about it being racist, but those photos are a celebration of other people and their cultures and a means of trying to understand them.

    Great comment.

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  178. In keeping with her proudly-stated policy of bringing new awareness to NG readers of the distorted world view they had been previously served to them by her magazine, I assume Ms. Goldberg has a team of world-class photographers scouring the highlands of Africa to locate the real Wakanda whose scientific and cultural achievements have so far been denied to the rest of the world.

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  179. This is worse than the Cultural Revolution…..at least then you had a chance to take shame and confess….this along with the #metoo shit is catching like an uncontrollable wildfire…..it’s going to turn a lotta random white guys bitter before there’s a BIG BACKLASH.

    With this shame campaign there is no forgiveness or right to rejoin the revolution or w/e…..just South Africa style land grabs

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  180. @AndrewR
    It's called genetics.

    Well tie me kangaroo down sport.

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  181. @Anonymous
    Why is someone who thinks the magazines past appalling hired to run it?


    What the fuck is wrong with boomer white men that you flushed our country down the toilet? Was it just too awesome growing up in peace and prosperity and watching man fly to the moon that you decided to really stick it to your kids and grandchildren?

    The “Greatest” generation started this rot. Boomers just rode the wave.

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    "The “Greatest” generation started this rot. Boomers just rode the wave.?

    Man, do you ever tire of peddling Fake News?
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  182. @Simon Tugmutton
    I saw a TV documentary once, wherein they staged a long-distance race (I can't remember exactly how far, but plenty of miles) between a group of Aboriginals and a squad of Australian soldiers. Would White Man's Magic (GPS and whatnot) give the army guys the advantage? Or would their packs weigh them down while the Abos travelled light? Who would fare better in the croc-infested swamps between Points A and B? Et cetera.

    The race was started. The soldiers plotted their course and set off at a brisk pace. The Abos, not so brisk. As soon as they were out of sight of the start-line they went into a huddle. "Do we really want to be doing this? It's only for TV." The consensus was No, they didn't want to do it at all. Instead they found a very pleasant billabong shaded on one side by leafy trees, speared a couple of turtles, built a fire, and had a picnic. As night fell they started telling (or retelling) each other campfire stories, and then went to sleep under the stars.

    Meanwhile the soldiers had been battling leeches, chest-high swamp-water, heatstroke, and similar sorts of fun and when, in the morning, they finally breasted the tape they were jubilant to find that they were the "winners". However, the edge was taken off their pleasure when they were informed, via the satellite phone in possession of the other film-crew, that the Abos had decided not to bother and had now, indeed, gone home.

    Now that's what I call high IQ.

    That’s what I’d call complete lack of shame, dignity, ambition, sporting character, competitive drive, curiosity, pride of purpose, or perhaps even the fundamental ability to understand the concept of glory for its own sake and the dignity of representing one’s team (race, nation, group…) honorably.

    I suppose you think the fat man drinking beer and wearing a T-shirt which reads “You’re making ME tired” at the sidelines of a marathon is more admirable than Paula Radcliffe, or the sleepy mestizoids shrugging “mañana” in their adobe huts (without plumbing or electricity) are smarter than astronauts who train rigourously for their missions?

    (To the extent you’re just having a bit of fun, fair enough; but if your remark is meant seriously, it’s sad.)

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    dignity of representing one’s team (race, nation, group…) honorably.

    I suppose you think the fat man drinking beer and wearing a T-shirt
     
    The problem is that white guys have an overly-generous definition of "our team."

    How many fat white guys spend their weekends doing nothing but sitting in front of their TVs, drinking their beer, and cheering for the non-whites playing on "their" teams? How many drunken white fans grovel at the feet of illiterate black affletes?

    The white man's intelligence, drive, and ambition allowed him to conquer the world and tame the unruly lands of distant continents. Then his pathological altruism kicked in. After freeing the natives from their Malthusian limits, he allowed them to immigrate freely to the West, suck endlessly on the cradle-to-grave welfare teat, and rape white women - even girls - with impunity.

    Who is smarter - a hard-charging white guy who works his ass off to cover a hefty tax bill, crushing alimony payments to an ex-wife who despises him, and exorbitant college tuition for a daughter who spends her weekends getting drunk with black football players ... or a jobless NAM who sits on his rump, dreaming of big jiggling butts while drinking grape juice, smoking pot, and juggling his EBT cards? You tell me.

    Don't get me wrong - I hear what you're saying. I'm simply pointing out that white guys are the only folks in the world who buy into the glory-seeking mindset that you described. Everyone else is simply out to grab what they can get.

    In that context, pushing yourself to your limits in arbitrary contests simply for the sake of patting yourself on the back is not necessarily the best use of your time, energy, and talents. (But it can be fun.)
    , @Simon Tugmutton
    "It's only for TV" was the giveaway. No glory was involved. They perceived that they were being used, exploited if you like, even patronized, by YT for his telly pleasure and to sell washing powder, cat food, and whatever else the channel advertised. The campfire chat was the product of intelligent and funny people – just not European-style intelligent/funny.

    While the Abos might score badly on IQ tests, they survived quite well for a very long time before Captain Cook showed up, so they must have been doing something right. What befell them subsequently can be likened to what befalls any indigenous people subsumed by an alien culture.

    I found their dismissive attitude to the whole thing, its self-importance and pointlessness, quite refreshing. It reminded me of my schooldays when we were developing our contempt for absurd authority: which is something that pervades this board, not least as far as the mass media are concerned.

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  183. @anony-mouse
    1/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPSAu8xfmhk

    2/ National Geographic Society magazine was a bit of a racket:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meGl5462XhQ

    Make fun all you want, but the National Geographic Society has for decades been instrumental in shining a light on cultures from around the world and presenting them not as “primitive” or inferior but as unique, equal and worthy of respect.

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    In reality, 'Sea Monkeys' (Brine Shrimp) are rather horrible looking leggy antennally looking things.
    , @International Jew
    Haha, good one. I never understood how the Sea Monkey racket could exist. I know US law is relaxed about deceptive advertising, but can it be this relaxed?? I guess so...
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  184. @Peter Akuleyev
    National Geographic's coverage of other races and cultures, especially in the first 6 decades of its existence, actually was sensationalist, generally inaccurate, and reflected an imperialistic complacency and condescension about the developing world that has come back to bite the West on its ass. When I go back and look at the way back issues treated even subjects like "Nova Scotia" or "Kansas", the writing was superficial and maybe 8th grade level. The great part of the magazine for me was always the photography, the biology focused articles and the coverage of mountain climbing expeditions.

    Susan Goldberg is, naturally, going too far in the other direction with her idiotic statement of loyalty to the doctrine that race is a social construct, but she is not wrong that a lot the publication's past is pretty embarassing. Why do people here want to get so worked about this? It is little wonder that HBD gets a bad rap when so many of its supposed supporters just come off as nasty old men.

    National Geographic’s coverage of other races and cultures, especially in the first 6 decades of its existence, actually was sensationalist, generally inaccurate

    Wait. National Geographic was a journal? Written by journalists? Containing journalism? Thank goodness there is now a journalist in charge. She’ll change all that in no time.

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  185. “My dad was still shy of 40 when the 1964 Civil Rights Act and 1965 Immigration Act were passed. Most Congressmen at the time probably averaged at least a decade older than pretty much all the WWII vets raising kids in my neighborhood–or at least the enlisted/GI bill guys like my dad. We boomers were … kids!”

    The 88th Congress passed the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Only two of the Senators serving at that time are still alive, Walter Mondale and Birch Bayh.

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    The problem with the Boomers is that they believe what they see on television. They were the first, and will be the last, generation that's true of. Everything they think they know about the world has come to them from TV.
    , @Hibernian
    And they're both at least 90.
    , @Reg Cæsar

    Only two of the Senators serving at that time are still alive, Walter Mondale and Birch Bayh.
     
    Isn't being named for a tree [agri-] cultural appropriation?
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  186. @J.Ross
    OT Chinese audiences feel that Black Panther is so big, like just so big and out there, it's just so -- black
    https://qz.com/1226449/a-torture-for-the-eyes-chinese-moviegoers-think-black-panther-is-too-black/

    Some moviegoers disliked Black Panther because they felt Marvel was trying too hard to be politically correct (link in Chinese). While many reviewers on Douban stopped short of leaving overtly racist comments about the film, many discussed their discomfort of being surrounded by so much blackness.
     

    “Maybe the Chinese are still not used to a film full of black people,” wrote one reviewer on Douban (link in Chinese). The commenter said he had to pinch himself more than 10 times to stay awake during the movie because “Black Panther is black, all the major characters are black, a lot of scenes are black, the car-chasing scene is black—the blackness has really made me drowsy.”
     

    According to Box Office Mojo, BP is on track to be the first Marvel movie to make more in the states than it does overseas. Now, it’s doing very well overseas (will probably end up in Top 15), but not nearly as well as was expected, since, traditionally, these flicks make 20-40% more overseas than they do in domestic sales. For BP, it’s reversed.

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  187. @The Craw
    Syonredux, please excuse my piggybacking onto your comment, but I'd like to ask the isteve commentariat their opinion re Ms. Goldberg's physical pose in that photo. It seems to me that the arms-folded-across-chest is the default photographic pose for all women who wish to project authority. Business women, female politicians, lady lawyers, etc. all strike this pose in photographs with such regularity that it's a stereotype. Similarly situated males don't use this pose with any frequency. What is the deal with that? What causes a woman to think: "This will show 'em I mean business!" ?

    Apologies again, Syonredux.

    My understanding is that photographers suggest poses to their subjects. I’ve noticed that author photos tend to show women with their heads cocked and men with a hand supporting the chin. I’ve never known any adult to spontaneously pose that way.

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  188. What’s impressive to me is just how much work went into that National Review issue. Kolbert’s piece alone is lengthy, full of photos and illustrations. Many people spent a lot of time and effort putting together what is, at the end of the day, a sophisticated piece of anti-white propaganda. Is there anything even remotely comparable from the alternate point of view?

    And speaking of that, as anyone could guess, there are no comment sections. No questioning of anything is allowed.

    Side note: I stumbled across this sort of interesting article there about how ancient Bavarians might have traded for Central Asian wives. And here is how the self-hating German cuck professor describes it:

    They think their data shows a previously unconfirmed practice of exchange between the Bavarians and other cultures, even in what Burger calls “relatively boring, blond farm places….”

    “There are exotic women with exotic skulls coming to these boring foreign places,” he says. “Culture clash.”

    Boring. Boring. Boring. Those bland, blond Germans, how boring we are, compared to those Asians. A lot of Germans deserve everything that’s coming to them. For the rest, I mourn.

    https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/03/barbarian-huns-dna-germany-migration-antiquity-skull/

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  189. @AnotherDad

    What the fuck is wrong with boomer white men that you flushed our country down the toilet? Was it just too awesome growing up in peace and prosperity and watching man fly to the moon that you decided to really stick it to your kids and grandchildren?
     
    While my generation is definitely worthy of some serious abuse, you young guys should really learn to do math.

    My dad was still shy of 40 when the 1964 Civil Rights Act and 1965 Immigration Act were passed. Most Congressmen at the time probably averaged at least a decade older than pretty much all the WWII vets raising kids in my neighborhood--or at least the enlisted/GI bill guys like my dad. We boomers were ... kids!

    Good god. I don’t think anyone has ever claimed that the rot started with the “boomers.”

    “We were kids when [insert neo-leftist/corporatist law here] was passed” means… what, exactly? Ok, so your parents and grandparents did dumb stuff. And what has your generation done since then?

    “Millennials” get a lot of crap, some of it deserved. But the “boomers” were mostly adults before any of the “millennials” were even born, and it’s “boomers” who now control a plurality if not majority of wealth and power today.

    One can’t blame the “boomers” for the rot that existed in the mid-1960s, and the few surviving “boomers” will not be very blameable for the rot that will presumably exist in whatever’s left of our society in the mid-2060s, but the boomers are damn blameable in 2018.

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    So (((Susan Goldberg))) and (((Elizabeth Kolbert))) team up to push the pseudoscience that race is a social construct in the once revered publication of National Geographic. But I'm sure it's all just a coincidence that these two con-artists happen to belong to the same ethno-religious group.
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  191. @syonredux

    Photographer Frank Schreider shows men from Timor island his camera in a 1962 issue. The magazine often ran photos of “uncivilized” native people seemingly fascinated by “civilized” Westerners’ technology.
     
    In reality, of course, those Timorese tribesmen were completely unimpressed by even the most advanced specimens of Western Technology.....

    “Cards and clay pipes amuse guests in Fairfax House’s 18th-century parlor,” reads the caption in a 1956 article on Virginia history. Although slave labor built homes featured in the article, the writer contended that they “stand for a chapter of this country’s history every American is proud to remember.”
     
    Whereas WOKE-Folk know that every White Anglo should feel deep and abiding shame for everything that was done in 18th century Anglo-America....

    We asked John Edwin Mason to help with this examination. Mason is well positioned for the task: He’s a University of Virginia professor specializing in the history of photography and the history of Africa, a frequent crossroads of our storytelling. He dived into our archives.

     

    Prof Mason...

    https://www.wired.com/images_blogs/rawfile/2010/11/jem.jpg

    What Mason found in short was that until the 1970s National Geographic all but ignored people of color who lived in the United States,

     

    But we're WOKE, now....So expect two-thirds of all articles to be about Black and Latinx people....Not too many East Asians, though....

    South African gold miners were “entranced by thundering drums” during “vigorous tribal dances,” a 1962 issue reported.
     
    Shoulda described them as "lethargic" or maybe "languid".....

    National Geographic of the mid-20th century was known for its glamorous depictions of Pacific islanders. Tarita Teriipaia, from Bora-Bora, was pictured in July 1962—the same year she appeared opposite Marlon Brando in the movie Mutiny on the Bounty.

     

    We wish to apologize to Black African women for not making them look as glamorous as Polynesian women....

    Fast-forward to a 2015 story about Haiti, when we gave cameras to young Haitians and asked them to document the reality of their world. “The images by Haitians are really, really important,” Mason said, and would have been “unthinkable” in our past. So would our coverage now of ethnic and religious conflicts, evolving gender norms, the realities of today’s Africa, and much more.
     
    Yeah, bigots. We're gonna fill your boring old WASP magazine with non-binary Blacks.....

    Mason also uncovered a string of oddities—photos of “the native person fascinated by Western technology. It really creates this us-and-them dichotomy between the civilized and the uncivilized.”
     
    Look, there is no reason for Stone Age peoples to have any interest in Western Technology!

    And then there’s the excess of pictures of beautiful Pacific-island women.

     

    And let me repeat, we are really, really sorry for not finding ways to make Black African girls look as beautiful as Polynesian girls....

    April 4 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. It’s a worthy moment to step back, to take stock of where we are on race. It’s also a conversation that is changing in real time: In two years, for the first time in U.S. history, less than half the children in the nation will be white.
     
    Say goodbye to Anglo-America, bigots!


    Susan Goldberg



    http://www.careercontessa.com/uploadedImages/Library/_COVER-Susan-Goldberg.jpeg

    NG is self-flagellation at its finest…

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    It absolutely is not SELF-flagellation.

    I’m the first woman and the first Jewish person—a member of two groups that also once faced discrimination here.

     

    In no way is Ms. Goldberg associating herself with the white, gentile men that came before her. She is here to destroy what they created because she believes that it was evil. In her mind, this is more like an allied officer lamenting the cruelty of Nazi SS troops during the war.
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  192. @Achmed E. Newman
    National Geographic has been dead to me for a couple of decades already. It's not just the lack of educational photos of native girls that must not have had pocket money for bras and blouses. I'm over that. It's more that this magazine has been full-on promoting the Global Climate Disruption (TM) nonsense for well nigh 20 years. Every! Single! Issue!

    I have not enjoyed an issue of National Geographic since the 1980's. It's a damn shame really since I really like geography, for one thing. Additionally, this is one of those societies, like the Royal Astronomical Society, that has been around for more than 100 years, and just reminds me of the glory days for scientists and explorers. There's so much history there that this stupid broad wants to wipe out.


    ... we thought we should examine our own history before turning our reportorial gaze to others."
     
    What you all should examine, you dumb broad, is your subscription numbers. This magazine was one of the few left for which subscribers would still have been prone to getting a nice glossy-paper copy to keep around rather than looking at a computer screen. Lots of people with the money to keep life-long subscriptions have probably bailed on it, if my thoughts on it are any indication. You're nothing but one out of a hundred TV channels now. #SAD!

    Agree. Ntl Geographic has been so full of cloying articles about how bad western civilization was and is. It is constantly, full of hectoring articles about how Europe and North America are responsible for the misery of the rest of the world/global climate change, blah, blah. The barely masked push to punish their descendants, or destroy Western countries/cultures, pay reparations to the rest of the world is alarming. But, another example of why Trump won.

    I wonder how she felt about the beautiful naked Estonian “earth mama” with her 4 golden haired sons, on the sauna dock on that NYT Travel cover? – I know, I know…I should give it up however, a perfect example of double standards about which race of women can be naked in a magazine…or whether the sex-crazed Nordic beauty stereotype, continues to live on in the thoughts of bigoted editors of every magazine in the USA….will we ever see a blonde on a cover again?

    a newspaper somehow, could not find a single Irish kid to put on the front page of a St. Patty’s parade: Check out Hartford Courant, March 12, 2018 front page – I am too much of a dummy to figure out how send it to you all, here

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    Check out Hartford Courant, March 12, 2018 front page – I am too much of a dummy to figure out how send it to you all, here
     
    Here you go:
    https://image.ibb.co/isdbXx/CT_HC.jpg
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  193. @J.Ross
    >Race is not a biological construct ... but a social one ...
    The term "social construct" is Marx-speak for a lie that society participates in making. The entire term is meant to dismiss its target (compare Stirner's "spooks"). She means to compare a social construct with a biological fact and cannot because she doesn't know what these words mean.

    I love this part from the Scientific American article on how race is a social construct and doesn’t exist.

    Pääbo said geography might be a better substitute in regions such as Europe to define “populations” from a genetic perspective. However, he added that, in North America, where the majority of the population has come from different parts of the world during the past 300 years, distinctions like “African Americans” or “European Americans” might still work as a proxy to suggest where a person’s major ancestry originated.

    Yudell also said scientists need to get more specific with their language, perhaps using terms like “ancestry” or “population” that might more precisely reflect the relationship between humans and their genes, on both the individual and population level.

    As you can, our betters tell us, there are no different races – we’re all just the human race – but population groups or ancestral groups that perfectly fit the layman and common-use definition of race do exist and have differing genetic profiles on average.

    Apparently, I’m not a racist but an ancestralist.

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  194. @prosa123
    "My dad was still shy of 40 when the 1964 Civil Rights Act and 1965 Immigration Act were passed. Most Congressmen at the time probably averaged at least a decade older than pretty much all the WWII vets raising kids in my neighborhood–or at least the enlisted/GI bill guys like my dad. We boomers were … kids!"

    The 88th Congress passed the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Only two of the Senators serving at that time are still alive, Walter Mondale and Birch Bayh.

    The problem with the Boomers is that they believe what they see on television. They were the first, and will be the last, generation that’s true of. Everything they think they know about the world has come to them from TV.

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    Baby boomer David Byrne of Talking Heads only smokes pot when he watches television, or so he says in a song, I think. He might have sang that he only watches television when he is stoned. There is a difference, perhaps.

    Television Man by Talking Heads:

    https://youtu.be/zjB60jHD0uU
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  195. @prosa123
    Here is the photo of the necked Merkel (scroll down about half way), though whether it's faked I do not know:
    https://goo.gl/images/cSbB7L

    Never mind Merkel, who was that Commie on our right side of that photo? I’d take the middle Commie too, if I’d had a chance. Communism is not contagious, right, so I wouldn’t have had to wait 4 hours in line at the People’s Communist Condom Cooperative, as if it were a head of cabbage.

    Was this out of National Geographic? I don’t know how I could have missed that issue. Of course, I only read it for the maps.

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  196. The message from the arrogant La Goldberg, who just trashed her predecessors, is that the National Geographic will accelerate its ditching of older readers. You know, the ones that actually subscribe to the profitable dead trees edition. That National Geographic will be concentrating on bringing in younger readers who see Nat Geo on their phones or tablets. (How the he!! one can absorb anything meaningful on a phone is beyond me. People just scan and flit about on phones and tablets.)

    La Goldberg will be bringing in the lefty and multi-culti crowd, the white self haters. Wakanda was a smash so the new Nat Geo can be one too! While everyone with a brain knows that blacks and Hispanics have minimal interest in National Geographic. But none the less….

    What is doing in National Geographic are the slick glossy expensive travel magazines. Affluent people are traveling more than ever and need glossy guides to destinations they can pack in the luggage. National Geographic lost its monopoly on the exotic a few decades ago to these travel and gourmet food mags.

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    NOTE: Goldberg's National Geographic has already planned a feature on Wakanda, Jewel of Africa.
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  197. So they should have forced the locals to put on western dress before photographing them?

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  198. Having noticed its aberrant PC tone for some time, I guess I now have a reason to cancel my subscription to National Geographic. It will be a sad farewell, having religiously read National Geographic for the last 60 years.

    Although still interested in relatively unknown parts of the world, I don’t need continual tutoring that “All White Men are EVIL …” and “All primitive tribal cultures are GOOD.” Of course, all women are also generically GOOD, having been victims of the Male Patriarchy since the time of the Australopithecus.

    Taking the PC side for a moment, how could so many of us have been so wrong about all of this for so long?

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  199. @Harry Baldwin
    Actually, in the 1970s and 1980s, National Geographic did have the occasional picture of naked white people. I don't have issue dates, but I recall seeing photos of a family of naked Germans on a beach in the Baltic Sea, nudes in Scandinavian saunas, a pretty white girl in West Virginia skinny-dipping in a mountain stream, naked white children bathing in a wash tub in some Appalachian cabin, topless Vegas show girls (nipples covered with pasties), etc. During WWII there were a number of shots of male nudes from the rear in military settings, such as nude cadets in the St. Marys college swimming pool.

    And, of course, they ran those Coppertone ads with the little white girl with her untanned rear end exposed as a cocker spaniel pulls down her bathing suit bottom. This would be considered child pornography today.

    …a pretty white girl in West Virginia skinny-dipping in a mountain stream…

    Margy Crisp, if memory serves.

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  200. @Clyde
    The message from the arrogant La Goldberg, who just trashed her predecessors, is that the National Geographic will accelerate its ditching of older readers. You know, the ones that actually subscribe to the profitable dead trees edition. That National Geographic will be concentrating on bringing in younger readers who see Nat Geo on their phones or tablets. (How the he!! one can absorb anything meaningful on a phone is beyond me. People just scan and flit about on phones and tablets.)

    La Goldberg will be bringing in the lefty and multi-culti crowd, the white self haters. Wakanda was a smash so the new Nat Geo can be one too! While everyone with a brain knows that blacks and Hispanics have minimal interest in National Geographic. But none the less....

    What is doing in National Geographic are the slick glossy expensive travel magazines. Affluent people are traveling more than ever and need glossy guides to destinations they can pack in the luggage. National Geographic lost its monopoly on the exotic a few decades ago to these travel and gourmet food mags.

    NOTE: Goldberg’s National Geographic has already planned a feature on Wakanda, Jewel of Africa.

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    NOTE: Goldberg’s National Geographic has already planned a feature on Wakanda, Jewel of Africa.
     
    The freshly Goldbergized NatGeo will reliably guide the non-subscribing multiKulti crowd though this new documentary on the wonders of Wakanda.
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  201. @Anthony Wayne
    Blondeness is a rare but present trait among the aborigines. I imagine they dye it for much the same reason so many white girls and women do too — it looks good.
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    Interesting, thank you. I love that he says "as a small child" he wondered whether phenotypic traits in island populations were genetic or cultural.
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  202. @Forbes
    NG is self-flagellation at its finest...

    It absolutely is not SELF-flagellation.

    I’m the first woman and the first Jewish person—a member of two groups that also once faced discrimination here.

    In no way is Ms. Goldberg associating herself with the white, gentile men that came before her. She is here to destroy what they created because she believes that it was evil. In her mind, this is more like an allied officer lamenting the cruelty of Nazi SS troops during the war.

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  203. @syonredux

    But when we decided to devote our April magazine to the topic of race, we thought we should examine our own history before turning our reportorial gaze to others.
     
    Of course, when I use the word "we," I'm not really including myself. Remember, I'm Jewish and a woman:

    I’m the first woman and the first Jewish person—a member of two groups that also once faced discrimination here.
     
    I'm really talking about those WASP scum....You know the type...

    John Hyde (October 1888 – 14 September 1900; Editor-in-Chief: 14 September 1900 – February 1903)
    Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor (1875–1966) (Editor-in-Chief: February 1903 – 20 January 1920; Managing Editor: 14 September 1900 – February 1903; Assistant Editor: May 1899 – 14 September 1900)
    Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor (21 January 1920 – 5 May 1954)
    John Oliver LaGorce (1880–1959) (5 May 1954 – 8 January 1957)
    Melville Bell Grosvenor (1901–1982) (8 January 1957 – 1 August 1967)
    Frederick Vosburgh (1905–2005) (1 August 1967 – October 1970)
    Gilbert Melville Grosvenor (1931– ) (October 1970 – July 1980)
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Geographic#Editors-in-chief


    I mean, Gilbert Melville Grosvenor....we all know what to expect from a guy with a name like that.....

    Race is not a biological construct, as writer Elizabeth Kolbert explains in this issue, but a social one that can have devastating effects. …

    So this was written by a real expert, of course? Well, no.

    After graduating from Mamaroneck High School, Kolbert spent four years studying literature at Yale University. In 1983, she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the Universität Hamburg, in Germany.

    She received a Lannan Literary Fellowship in 2006. She served as a judge for the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award in 2012.[4] She received the Sam Rose and Julie Walters Prize for Global Environmental Activism at Dickinson College in 2016.

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

    But surely Susie Goldberg knows what she is talking about, being the new boss? (Surely women would not tend to regard their job solely as means for social infighting?)

    Goldberg eventually graduated from Michigan State University in 1987 with a BA in journalism.[9] She has since established the Susan Goldberg Scholarship.[10]

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

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  204. @newrouter
    Oh my:

    Hillary Clinton nearly falls down stairs in India -- twice!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=31&v=Rbp3yne4h_4

    Before it is deleted

    Poor, doddering old bag. I suppose there’s a book in the works telling who was at fault for her falling, now that her failings have been blamed on the proper people.

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  205. Read More
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    In Susan Goldberg's next issue: "The Shroud of Turin will make us rethink everything we know about religion."
    , @Buffalo Joe
    MEH, sigh, at college age, the sister on the right will declare that everything her sister has accomplished is due to white privilege.
    , @donut
    You have got to be shitting me .
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  206. @George
    "two groups that also once faced discrimination here."

    What are the examples of discriminating against Jews? 'Here' could be the pages / editorial policy of Nat Geo, or it could mean the hiring / promotion policies of Nat Geo, or the local golf club. Was National Geographic insufficiently Zionist in the 1930s? Bringing up the Jewish thing frivolously to imply she understood something about discrimination, that her colleagues do not, was a bad tactic. It also makes one wonder about her ability to cover Middle East events. Or even make hiring decisions at Nat Geo. It is possible she and people directly related to her never experienced any anti Jewish acts, She just assumes there must have been some, and they were very important.

    “two groups that also once faced discrimination here.”

    What are the examples of discriminating against Jews?

    Because it was founded by WASPs. Anything founded by WASPs is, ipso facto, Anti-Semitic.

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  207. @The Craw
    Syonredux, please excuse my piggybacking onto your comment, but I'd like to ask the isteve commentariat their opinion re Ms. Goldberg's physical pose in that photo. It seems to me that the arms-folded-across-chest is the default photographic pose for all women who wish to project authority. Business women, female politicians, lady lawyers, etc. all strike this pose in photographs with such regularity that it's a stereotype. Similarly situated males don't use this pose with any frequency. What is the deal with that? What causes a woman to think: "This will show 'em I mean business!" ?

    Apologies again, Syonredux.

    That pose, for a woman, means “Stop gawking at my tits. I’m trying to tell you something here.”

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    Only if the arms are crossed higher. In her picture, it means: "look at my diminutive cleavage above!".
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  208. @Peter Akuleyev
    Lots of East Germans used to walk around nude in the 1970s as well. Why didn't the National Geographic do a few more features on FKK beaches in the GDR?

    Closest thing I can remember is a longshot of a French topless beach. They had to tow a sort of prudish line with whites in order to maintain their gravitas. Obviously, a close-up view of four or five topless French women would have gotten a lot of old biddies to cancel the family subscriptions.

    Indeed, the way I remember it most of the topless stuff wasn’t of a great prurient interest. More of a reason to avoid certain pages than to buy the magazine.

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  209. @JimB
    The convenience stores in my neighborhood sold Penthouse magazine to basically any male north of puberty so NatGeo only served to remind me that 70/80s America was an unchallenged mammary superpower.

    Whatever happens
    we have got
    the silicone implants
    and they have not

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    LOL
    , @JimB
    Avoiding child birth before 18 and better nutrition has more to do with better bosoms than silicone. Also, having a lot of naturally beautiful women helps.

    Silicone boobs are hideous body modifications, like piercings and tattoos.
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  210. @Anonymous
    The problem with the Boomers is that they believe what they see on television. They were the first, and will be the last, generation that's true of. Everything they think they know about the world has come to them from TV.

    Baby boomer David Byrne of Talking Heads only smokes pot when he watches television, or so he says in a song, I think. He might have sang that he only watches television when he is stoned. There is a difference, perhaps.

    Television Man by Talking Heads:

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  211. @newrouter
    Oh my:

    Hillary Clinton nearly falls down stairs in India -- twice!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=31&v=Rbp3yne4h_4

    Before it is deleted

    Yup, there she is…. leading contender for the Dems 2020 nomination.

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  212. Having been excluded from western polity, and having not been responsible for any global conflicts —

    that anyone would expect them to be a party to Nobel prizes is strange and incoherent.

    And while I should ignore these types of articles, i am ticked enough about other issues to spit my view. What she is acknowledging is that the National Geographic has been responsible for painting a rather false narrative about certain people;s and they have used images to reinforce the matter.

    When I was in school I was taught that selecting only data that supports your view as though no other data existed was called “cherry picking” and for all of it’s virginal innuendo leaves the contend quite tainted in its objectivity.

    The damage done to whiteness, if any has been done by whites, who no less hated, disparaged castigated, maligned and whined about blacks as much as most whites do. And are happy to continue to do so. And no less astute is the use of a white female face to pivot — white, intelligence gentility on , all the while giving up nothing.

    Neither 9/11, the invasion of Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, ending prayer in school, promoting same sex relations, wall street fraud, Basel I and II, free love, Penthouse, waste in government, same sex relational marriage, the civil war, Vietnam or the silly damaging protests that followed, getting off the gold standard, wall street crashes, WWI and II, Korea, etc. are not black ideas and clearly did not originate among the aboriginal peoples anywhere on the planet.

    Even if one wanted to twist the truth about the source of irrigation, indoor plumbing, writing, architecture and civil governance into some manner of white ingenuity and brilliance — ignoring several thousand years of global war, famine and disease from unsanitary conditions and mayhem launched by whites against whites and everyone else —- makes for a mighty big mirror.

    So if picking on the aboriginal people’s sets ablaze the flames of superiority have at it. It embarrasses me.

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  213. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/04/race-genetics-science-africa/

    There’s No Scientific Basis for Race—It’s a Made-Up Label

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  214. @MEH 0910
    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/content/dam/magazine/rights-exempt/2018/04/DEPARTMENTS/explore/twins/national-geographic-cover-april-2018-race.adapt.1900.1.jpg

    In Susan Goldberg’s next issue: “The Shroud of Turin will make us rethink everything we know about religion.”

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  215. memo to: all you white guys who are worried about this Susan Goldberg

    stop worrying; she’ll get ditched when the advertising revenues go down

    Harvey Weinstein is the flavor of Hollywood-nik that can, at least, make rain for stockholders

    Susan Goldstein is not

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  216. @sb
    The Jewish March to conquer the world that the Anglos built successfully continues

    Yes, much to the chagrin of Ms Goldberg if she could appreciate the irony (which I suspect she would not), the Jews are the Undisputed World Champion Cultural Appropriators. Hold up that belt for all to see, yenta.

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  217. @The Craw
    Syonredux, please excuse my piggybacking onto your comment, but I'd like to ask the isteve commentariat their opinion re Ms. Goldberg's physical pose in that photo. It seems to me that the arms-folded-across-chest is the default photographic pose for all women who wish to project authority. Business women, female politicians, lady lawyers, etc. all strike this pose in photographs with such regularity that it's a stereotype. Similarly situated males don't use this pose with any frequency. What is the deal with that? What causes a woman to think: "This will show 'em I mean business!" ?

    Apologies again, Syonredux.

    Good point. A man crossing his arms is petulant, not powerful. Reference point: how often is Trump photographed crossing his arms? Trump has been photographed all the time for decades and I do not immediately recall a crossed-arms shot. Michigan’s gorgeous but useless model-governor, Jennifer Granholm, crosses her arms on the cover of her insane memoir, A Governor’s Story.

    Good review here:

    http://m.michiganradio.org/post/granholms-new-book-governors-story

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    Whenever I’m down and need a laugh I pull down my copy of Benton Harbor, A Plan for Positive Change: Final Report of the Governor’s Benton Harbor Task Force from the shelf, 15 years goes by in a flash doesn’t it? You whippersnappers don’t remember but Benton Harbor wasn’t always the paradise it is today. Seriously, it used to be a shithole but thanks to Governor Jenny and her “Task Force” … it’s just fantastic now! Thank you Jennifer Granholm, thank you very much.

    https://www.michigan.gov/documents/BH_final_report_76471_7.pdf
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  218. @Lagertha
    Agree. Ntl Geographic has been so full of cloying articles about how bad western civilization was and is. It is constantly, full of hectoring articles about how Europe and North America are responsible for the misery of the rest of the world/global climate change, blah, blah. The barely masked push to punish their descendants, or destroy Western countries/cultures, pay reparations to the rest of the world is alarming. But, another example of why Trump won.

    I wonder how she felt about the beautiful naked Estonian "earth mama" with her 4 golden haired sons, on the sauna dock on that NYT Travel cover? - I know, I know...I should give it up however, a perfect example of double standards about which race of women can be naked in a magazine...or whether the sex-crazed Nordic beauty stereotype, continues to live on in the thoughts of bigoted editors of every magazine in the USA....will we ever see a blonde on a cover again?

    a newspaper somehow, could not find a single Irish kid to put on the front page of a St. Patty's parade: Check out Hartford Courant, March 12, 2018 front page - I am too much of a dummy to figure out how send it to you all, here

    Check out Hartford Courant, March 12, 2018 front page – I am too much of a dummy to figure out how send it to you all, here

    Here you go:

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    Stan, I remember the Irish guys I worked with taking a steam when I would ask them what part of Ireland the great NFL running back Leroy Kelly came from.
    , @Father O'Hara
    Cultural apprope!
    , @Lagertha
    thank you, babe, you always come thru.
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  219. @anon

    Of course, today, 102 years later, there are numerous pure-blood Australian Aborigine Nobel Laureates, like … uh …
     
    I don't know of any either, but I thought this anti-gasoline-huffing PSA was pretty good.

    https://youtu.be/Nt0NcaxmGHo

    Murdoch Murdoch has an hilarious take on this in one of their Youtube vidoes, “The Alt/Light Strikes Back” here, starting at 4:53.

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  220. I just realized for the first time that PJW has the blue (pill) light saber and Murdoch has the red (pill) light saber.

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  221. @syonredux

    But when we decided to devote our April magazine to the topic of race, we thought we should examine our own history before turning our reportorial gaze to others.
     
    Of course, when I use the word "we," I'm not really including myself. Remember, I'm Jewish and a woman:

    I’m the first woman and the first Jewish person—a member of two groups that also once faced discrimination here.
     
    I'm really talking about those WASP scum....You know the type...

    John Hyde (October 1888 – 14 September 1900; Editor-in-Chief: 14 September 1900 – February 1903)
    Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor (1875–1966) (Editor-in-Chief: February 1903 – 20 January 1920; Managing Editor: 14 September 1900 – February 1903; Assistant Editor: May 1899 – 14 September 1900)
    Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor (21 January 1920 – 5 May 1954)
    John Oliver LaGorce (1880–1959) (5 May 1954 – 8 January 1957)
    Melville Bell Grosvenor (1901–1982) (8 January 1957 – 1 August 1967)
    Frederick Vosburgh (1905–2005) (1 August 1967 – October 1970)
    Gilbert Melville Grosvenor (1931– ) (October 1970 – July 1980)
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Geographic#Editors-in-chief


    I mean, Gilbert Melville Grosvenor....we all know what to expect from a guy with a name like that.....

    Syon, Buffalo’s main downtown library, when I was a kid, was the Grosvenor Library. I will research the connection.

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  222. @Harry Baldwin
    Actually, in the 1970s and 1980s, National Geographic did have the occasional picture of naked white people. I don't have issue dates, but I recall seeing photos of a family of naked Germans on a beach in the Baltic Sea, nudes in Scandinavian saunas, a pretty white girl in West Virginia skinny-dipping in a mountain stream, naked white children bathing in a wash tub in some Appalachian cabin, topless Vegas show girls (nipples covered with pasties), etc. During WWII there were a number of shots of male nudes from the rear in military settings, such as nude cadets in the St. Marys college swimming pool.

    And, of course, they ran those Coppertone ads with the little white girl with her untanned rear end exposed as a cocker spaniel pulls down her bathing suit bottom. This would be considered child pornography today.

    And, of course, they ran those Coppertone ads with the little white girl with her untanned rear end exposed as a cocker spaniel pulls down her bathing suit bottom. This would be considered child pornography today.

    To this day, there is still a large “obscene” Coppertone ad on the side of a building in the Miami area:

    http://floridazone.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-coppertone-sign.html

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  223. @Malcolm X-Lax
    Make fun all you want, but the National Geographic Society has for decades been instrumental in shining a light on cultures from around the world and presenting them not as "primitive" or inferior but as unique, equal and worthy of respect.

    http://images.mentalfloss.com/sites/default/files/styles/mf_image_16x9/public/56755_articleimage_original.jpeg?itok=Ib4Pnv5z&resize=1100x619

    In reality, ‘Sea Monkeys’ (Brine Shrimp) are rather horrible looking leggy antennally looking things.

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    The inventor of Sea Monkeys, Harold Nathan Braunhut, was an American Nazi. I have a friend in the toy business who knew him decades ago. He told me Braunhut answered his phone by saying, "88." Also, this is from his Wikipedia entry:

    ...despite his Jewish ethnicity, he had a close association with white supremacist groups, buying firearms for a Ku Klux Klan faction and regularly attending the Aryan Nations annual conference. In a 1988 interview with The Seattle Times, he referred to the "inscrutable, slanty Korean eyes" of Korean shop owners and was quoted as saying, "You know what side I'm on. I don't make any bones about it."
     
    , @Malcolm X-Lax
    They're still real to me, dammit!
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  224. @Senator Brundlefly
    I wonder, is there anything like National Geographic but that looks at Western cultures from an outside perspective? Like Chinese photojournalists taking pictures of hoedowns, Pentecostal snake holders, or a Catholic Mass? Like, I feel part of the problem of modernity is that nobody ever stops to think of Western culture as a culture but instead as the default that must be "spiced up" with diversity. These modern Nat Geo people can complain all they want about it being racist, but those photos are a celebration of other people and their cultures and a means of trying to understand them.

    NatGeo has published multiple issues covering rural America from what was obviously an outsider perspective (by default, since most NGS photographers and writers aint from there).

    Just Google National Geographic alongside “rural America”, “American farms”, “American ranching”, “Amish”, etc.

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    Yeah, I think I've seen issues like that. Ultimately though, aren't these outsiders still Westerners? What I was trying to get at was that when we see a blurry pic of an Andamanese person its kinda like looking at an elephant, cave painting, or fossil. It represents something unique in the world and different from us and so we tend to want to preserve it. Do the Yankees taking pictures of Hillbillies in Appalachia want to preserve their subject matter, or are Hillbillies culturally close enough and politically entwined to Yanks enough to be viewed as rivals? That why I asked about Chinese. It would be another civilization looking at another civilization that is alien enough from its own to possibly be admirable. Not that there wouldn't be rivalry or antagonism. Americans took out Indians even though throughout our history we've paradoxically kinda admired them as well.
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  225. All those hapless adolescent boys, getting silly ideas from photoshopped online porn instead of having a look at the real thing …no wonder they’re not prepared for reality.

    I weep for this generation.

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  226. @Berty
    She's only doing this to remind the world that NatGeo still in fact exists.

    Maybe she consumed too many Tide pods, or something…That probably won’t be the excuse for the idiots who hired her…

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  227. @Anonymous
    In reality, 'Sea Monkeys' (Brine Shrimp) are rather horrible looking leggy antennally looking things.

    The inventor of Sea Monkeys, Harold Nathan Braunhut, was an American Nazi. I have a friend in the toy business who knew him decades ago. He told me Braunhut answered his phone by saying, “88.” Also, this is from his Wikipedia entry:

    …despite his Jewish ethnicity, he had a close association with white supremacist groups, buying firearms for a Ku Klux Klan faction and regularly attending the Aryan Nations annual conference. In a 1988 interview with The Seattle Times, he referred to the “inscrutable, slanty Korean eyes” of Korean shop owners and was quoted as saying, “You know what side I’m on. I don’t make any bones about it.”

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  228. @Detective Club
    This year's SI swimsuit issue features really big fatties, lesbians, mulattoes of all flavors, amputees, crime victims, etc.
    https://youtu.be/VnG_UzSl6dc
    The magazine probably jumped off newsstands and was completely sold out within 3 hours. Can't get enough of that Funky stuff!

    DC, I have posted this before but Serena, shown here, says she is 5′-10″ and 150 pounds, however she just photographs like an NFL linebacker.

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  229. @Harry Baldwin
    NOTE: Goldberg's National Geographic has already planned a feature on Wakanda, Jewel of Africa.

    NOTE: Goldberg’s National Geographic has already planned a feature on Wakanda, Jewel of Africa.

    The freshly Goldbergized NatGeo will reliably guide the non-subscribing multiKulti crowd though this new documentary on the wonders of Wakanda.

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  230. Now I want the Louvre to apologize for all the paintings of naked Europeans.

    Curtains for nude statue of justice

    AMERICA’S puritanical attorney-general, John Ashcroft, has had the half-naked statue of the Spirit of Justice covered because he was annoyed at being photographed in front of the exposed right breast.

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  231. @NOTA
    Whatever happens
    we have got
    the silicone implants
    and they have not

    LOL

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  232. @Autochthon
    That's what I'd call complete lack of shame, dignity, ambition, sporting character, competitive drive, curiosity, pride of purpose, or perhaps even the fundamental ability to understand the concept of glory for its own sake and the dignity of representing one's team (race, nation, group...) honorably.

    I suppose you think the fat man drinking beer and wearing a T-shirt which reads "You're making ME tired" at the sidelines of a marathon is more admirable than Paula Radcliffe, or the sleepy mestizoids shrugging "mañana" in their adobe huts (without plumbing or electricity) are smarter than astronauts who train rigourously for their missions?

    (To the extent you're just having a bit of fun, fair enough; but if your remark is meant seriously, it's sad.)

    dignity of representing one’s team (race, nation, group…) honorably.

    I suppose you think the fat man drinking beer and wearing a T-shirt

    The problem is that white guys have an overly-generous definition of “our team.”

    How many fat white guys spend their weekends doing nothing but sitting in front of their TVs, drinking their beer, and cheering for the non-whites playing on “their” teams? How many drunken white fans grovel at the feet of illiterate black affletes?

    The white man’s intelligence, drive, and ambition allowed him to conquer the world and tame the unruly lands of distant continents. Then his pathological altruism kicked in. After freeing the natives from their Malthusian limits, he allowed them to immigrate freely to the West, suck endlessly on the cradle-to-grave welfare teat, and rape white women – even girls – with impunity.

    Who is smarter – a hard-charging white guy who works his ass off to cover a hefty tax bill, crushing alimony payments to an ex-wife who despises him, and exorbitant college tuition for a daughter who spends her weekends getting drunk with black football players … or a jobless NAM who sits on his rump, dreaming of big jiggling butts while drinking grape juice, smoking pot, and juggling his EBT cards? You tell me.

    Don’t get me wrong – I hear what you’re saying. I’m simply pointing out that white guys are the only folks in the world who buy into the glory-seeking mindset that you described. Everyone else is simply out to grab what they can get.

    In that context, pushing yourself to your limits in arbitrary contests simply for the sake of patting yourself on the back is not necessarily the best use of your time, energy, and talents. (But it can be fun.)

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    Who is smarter – a hard-charging white guy who works his ass off … or a jobless NAM who sits on his rump, dreaming of big jiggling butts while drinking grape juice, smoking pot, and juggling his EBT cards? You tell me.
     
    The hard-charging white guy who works his ass off.
    , @L Woods
    You've got a point.
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  233. @MEH 0910
    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/content/dam/magazine/rights-exempt/2018/04/DEPARTMENTS/explore/twins/national-geographic-cover-april-2018-race.adapt.1900.1.jpg

    MEH, sigh, at college age, the sister on the right will declare that everything her sister has accomplished is due to white privilege.

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  234. @Stan Adams

    Check out Hartford Courant, March 12, 2018 front page – I am too much of a dummy to figure out how send it to you all, here
     
    Here you go:
    https://image.ibb.co/isdbXx/CT_HC.jpg

    Stan, I remember the Irish guys I worked with taking a steam when I would ask them what part of Ireland the great NFL running back Leroy Kelly came from.

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    According to the Rastafarians, the Irish have strong African roots:
    https://www.africaresource.com/rasta/articles/african-roots-of-ireland/

    In addition to all of this, Celtic music is distinctly different from the rest of Europe, and easily comparable to African music.
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxTpvA-pUG0

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMZi25Pq3T8
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  235. @CCZ
    But marketing globalism is much more rewarding!

    National Geographic's Susan Goldberg Talks About The Power Of Storytelling To Change The World At The First Global Positive Forum In Paris
    21st Century Fox Blog, September 7, 2017

    At the inaugural Global Positive Forum in Paris on Friday, Sept. 1, Susan Goldberg, National Geographic magazine Editor-in-Chief and National Geographic Partners Editorial Director, discussed the power of storytelling to change the world. National Geographic is an official partner of the new conference. The goal of the Global Positive Forum [note: founder partners are Bain & Company, L'Oreal, and Edmond De Rothschild] is to “give voice to agents of change around the world, people who are thinking and acting in new ways, and leading positive initiatives,” all in hopes of making the world of tomorrow better than the world today.

    Susan began her remarks by highlighting National Geographic’s long-held belief in the power of storytelling to change the world.
     

    [Inter] National [Global] Geographic, joining the “globalist” revolution.

    As I posted earlier, National Geographic was bought by that well-known global, story-telling company, Disney, in 2017.

    https://petapixel.com/2017/12/15/disney-buy-national-geographic-part-52-billion-deal-fox/

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  236. Sadly I am gifted with a memory that resembles a dumpster, so much garbage and shit deposited there, but, I remember and went on line to find that the King of the African country of Swaziland picks a new bride each August from hundreds of dancing bare breasted virgins. This fact and photos (oooh) can be found with a quick Google search. Articles and photos from as recently as 2016. So, Susan, there’s that bit of recent reality.

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    http://naija.fm/naija-gist/swazi-king-chooses/
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  237. @William Badwhite
    Agreed. What could the board or whoever was in charge of hiring this awful woman have been thinking? "Hmm here is yet another left-wing jewish woman with an axe to grind. They seem to be in short supply. As a bonus she thinks our more than century old magazine is awful. Seems like a perfect hire".

    https://www.nationalgeographic.org/leadership/board-advisors/

    What could the board or whoever was in charge of hiring this awful woman have been thinking?

    It seems another glass ceiling has been shattered (yes, the site actually says “chairman”):

    Jean M. Case

    Chairman
    National Geographic Society

    Tracy R. Wolstencroft

    ​Vice Chairman
    National Geographic Society

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  238. Our public library has a free magazine table, where you help your self to as many magazines as you like. Frequently there are copies of Nat Geo from the 20s and 30s, and yes there are bare breasted “natives.” But they are not really attractive women, with breast often resembling old socks hanging on their chests. What I like is the ads from this era, round the world cruise of 90 days for $1700, or a new Chevy sedan for $470. I have a copy of a 1932 issue that I dug out to review for this post, great ads but the feature was Antarctica, so no bare breasts. However, they also had a story on wading birds and some featured big breasts, but feather covered. Ms. Goldberg will not offend me if she sends a camera crew to Italy or Sweden and photographs any topless woman they can find. And you know this mea culpa shit is getting waaaay old.

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    For all the talk regarding Nat Geo, I recall exactly one tastefully artistic topless adventure shot. It was actually not in NatGeo, but in the classic adventure book "The Royal Road to Romance." Curiously, I believe the author was homosexual.
    , @Anonymous
    The old English term is 'hanging like a slater's* nail-bag'.


    *A Slater.

    A chap who, formerly, affixed 'slates' - laminated sheets of impervious sedimentary mudstone - to the roofs of houses, attached by means of a single nail, driven into a timber batten. Equivalent to an American roofer.

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  239. @Anonymous
    In reality, 'Sea Monkeys' (Brine Shrimp) are rather horrible looking leggy antennally looking things.

    They’re still real to me, dammit!

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  240. @Buffalo Joe
    Stan, I remember the Irish guys I worked with taking a steam when I would ask them what part of Ireland the great NFL running back Leroy Kelly came from.

    According to the Rastafarians, the Irish have strong African roots:

    https://www.africaresource.com/rasta/articles/african-roots-of-ireland/

    In addition to all of this, Celtic music is distinctly different from the rest of Europe, and easily comparable to African music.

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    A certain amount of nineteenth century anti-Irish propaganda attempted to use physiognomic arguments to prove that the Irish were blacks with bleached skin.
    https://abagond.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/irish-anglo-negro.jpg
    , @The Last Real Calvinist
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XnRF5zyIKE
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  241. @MEH 0910
    http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/gnxp/2012/05/case-closed-blonde-melanesians-understood/#.WqgYobmWzcs

    Interesting, thank you. I love that he says “as a small child” he wondered whether phenotypic traits in island populations were genetic or cultural.

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  242. @Seth Largo
    NatGeo has published multiple issues covering rural America from what was obviously an outsider perspective (by default, since most NGS photographers and writers aint from there).

    Just Google National Geographic alongside "rural America", "American farms", "American ranching", "Amish", etc.

    Yeah, I think I’ve seen issues like that. Ultimately though, aren’t these outsiders still Westerners? What I was trying to get at was that when we see a blurry pic of an Andamanese person its kinda like looking at an elephant, cave painting, or fossil. It represents something unique in the world and different from us and so we tend to want to preserve it. Do the Yankees taking pictures of Hillbillies in Appalachia want to preserve their subject matter, or are Hillbillies culturally close enough and politically entwined to Yanks enough to be viewed as rivals? That why I asked about Chinese. It would be another civilization looking at another civilization that is alien enough from its own to possibly be admirable. Not that there wouldn’t be rivalry or antagonism. Americans took out Indians even though throughout our history we’ve paradoxically kinda admired them as well.

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  243. I remember there was an article in NG back in the ‘90s (about Los Angeles or Hollywood maybe?) where the writer had the opportunity to meet Hugh Hefner.

    He included the meeting in his article. He recounted as him and Hef were saying goodbye he told Hef, “Your magazine taught me about female anatomy.”

    Hef chuckled and replied, “I learned from yours.”

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