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From The Globe & Mail:

Postcolonial parenting

We thought we were raising an enlightened child, Tama Ward writes, but have we robbed our daughter of her cultural roots?

TAMA WARD
OCTOBER 4, 2017

At breakfast, in the glass-towered city of Vancouver, five-year-old Abigail looks glumly at her half-eaten bowl of cereal.

“What is it, honey?” I brush the bangs back from her face.

She lets out a big sigh. “I wish I wasn’t white.”

I start. Nothing in the parenting manuals has prepared me for that.

“All we’ve ever done is hurt people,” she continues. “I wish my skin was dark and that I had a culture.”

We live in a part of the city where immigrant families abound. … Plus, my husband and I are children of missionaries and harbour an acute guilt for the cultural imperialism of our forebears. To compensate, we’ve raised our children with a deep appreciation of non-Western cultures.

So when Abigail laments the colour of her white skin, part of me is programmed to protest. Is it not my moral obligation to tell her that her feelings of poor self-worth are nothing compared with the psychological ruin of real racism? Girl, everything about Canadian culture weighs in your advantage and you have no right to snivel!

Instead, I feel a sadness settle over me. We thought we were raising the enlightened child of the 21st century. We thought we were doing our part in setting the history record straight. Yet, in doing so, it seems we have robbed our oldest child of something primal to psychological health, something elemental to her well-being as a human being: cultural roots.

I don’t know what to say.

I consider the you-are-Canadian spiel: “part of a new society made up of the vibrancy of many cultures, etc.” Yet, “Canadian” is precisely the problem. What is Canadian? Her best friend is Canadian and Mexican. Her cousin, Canadian and Bengali. Even our Indigenous neighbours have a First Nation before they have Canada. To play the Canadian card will further neuter her culturally when what she’s looking for are deep roots that ground her to a people and place.

Seized by maternal panic I go in search of our oversized National Geographic Atlas and hoist it up onto the breakfast table. Abigail sits up and she leans in. “It was almost 200 years ago that your people came to Canada from this island.”

Abigail’s face brightens at that word: island. I know what she’s thinking. Islands are places of primal innocence and cultural distinctiveness, such as Haida Gwaii or Never Never Land.

But then when I speak the name of her island, Abigail’s full-body slump returns.

“Great Britain?!” she pouts accusingly. “Aren’t they the bad ones?”

Note, not all five-year-olds being quoted on the Internet by their loving parents necessarily said exactly whatever their parents later claim they said.

So, mom comes up with an idea:

I explain that this is high tea, “one of the grand traditions of your people.” She stands in stunned silence.

The plan is working.

I explain that high tea must be served right at 4 o’clock, not a minute sooner, and that sandwiches are to be cut twice on the diagonal with crusts removed in their entirety.

“Why?” she asks to all of the above.

“It’s just our culture.”

This answer pleases her.

Rules involving sandwich-slicing are deeply interesting to five-year-olds.

Later in the week, Abigail replicates the high-tea ritual for her teddies and dolls, and then in a crowning act of glory for her Mexican playmate next door. “It’s from my culture,” I overhear her explaining to Sofia. Sofia seems enchanted.

This succeeds grandly. But what happens if this family somehow could afford to have a second child in Vancouver, a boy, and dad mentions to his son all the sports Their People invented: ice hockey, soccer, basketball, baseball, football, tennis, golf, etc. etc.?

And what if he spilled the beans at school? The teacher would probably demand a Conference with the parents to find out who is spreading Hatefacts?

 
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  1. IHTG says:

    five-year-old Abigail looks glumly at her half-eaten bowl of cereal.

    “All we’ve ever done is hurt people,” she continues. “I wish my skin was dark and that I had a culture.”

    Haha, yeah right.

    You see this sort of thing on Twitter often, but usually the five year old says something obnoxiously liberal, so that’s nice I guess.

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    • Replies: @Neoconned
    Visited Vancouver in July 2016. I actually hooked up there w a female friend of Canadian activist Laura Southern. We visited bars, a pot cafe & a strip club. She was a cute little thing.

    The "rain" didnt feel like rain.

    Rather it felt like a mist almost. It was besides LA, Denver, or San Francisco the favorite city ive been to west of the Mississippi.

    Its the only city besides Chicago & San Francisco that reminds me of NYC

    I loved it and felt ridiculously safe there, even while on Hastings Street.

    It was weird though when i told ppl i was from New Orleans. They all thought it was cool for some reason.

    This writer is a swpl to the core
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  2. eah says:

    OT

    Have they given out the Nobel Peace Prize yet? How about the Fields Medal?

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    • Replies: @WorkingClass
    More recently the U.S. Supreme Court discovered that money is actually speech.
    , @Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta
    Unity?

    Perhaps.

    Even if we have nothing at all in common, it seems we're supposed to strive for the common denominator that we all hate White people.
    , @guest
    What is "our politics," and what would it mean to conquer them? Is she suggesting we get rid of democracy bad just agree on everything through some magical mixture of diversity and commonality? What could possibly go wrong?
    , @International Jew
    I'd propose that diversity cross-product commonality equals zero.
    , @Corn
    Apparently ol’ Kamala has discovered the same thing as Principal Skinner on the The Simpsons: We are all alike except for the things that make us different.
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  3. Take him/her to a string concert or recital – some Chopin or Beethoven maybe?

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    • Replies: @Rod1963
    Considering the sort of parents the kid had, I suspect they'd take Abagail to a Tibetan throat gurgling session.

    Given the sort of loathing they have for white civilization they inculcated, I doubt they even know who Chopin is and even if they do, they probably detest classical music.
    , @Expletive Deleted
    Not very British, old man. Das Land ohne Musik and all that.
    Take her down the pub, get hammered, and leave her behind by accident. It's traditional.
    Be alright if it's a trad Irish or Scottish ceilidh night, she might even learn something useful, like the spoons, or Bad Words that nobody else on the planet understands (catnip for young children).
    , @rg
    Good luck finding a recital of Chopin string music, unless you're referring to the strings in a piano.
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  4. The account of the 5 year old girl rings true.
    Not sandwich-slicing in particular, but arbitrary Rules To Be Followed are pretty interesting to 5 year old girls. And 5 year olds are also very adept at tagging the Good Guys and Bad Guys.

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  5. black sea says:

    . . . my husband and I are children of missionaries and harbour an acute guilt for the cultural imperialism of our forebears.

    Some people may be genetically predestined to feel guilt over something they used to call original sin.

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    • Agree: Kevin C.
    • Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist
    The parents in this story are almost cartoonishly-explicit examples of post-Christian SJW savior complex. They would no doubt jump into traffic before they would criticize a 'brown' child's culture to his face, but they do just that to their own poor child as if they're reciting a liturgy (which they are, of course):

    Abigail's life to date has been spent absorbing the endless lament of her adults over the injustices of European colonialism. Earlier that summer on a cross-Canada road trip, at what seemed like every historical site, I made a point of highlighting how the colonizing British had brought Indigenous culture to the edge of extinction with their foreign diseases, their land-grabbing policies and their culture-negating residential schools.

     

    They're immolating their own child's birthright on an altar of parental pride.
    , @nglaer
    This is Jared Taylor's background
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  6. 1/ Not gonna work. You do know where tea comes from?

    2/ Maybe they should get religion.

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    She lets out a big sigh. “I wish I wasn’t white.”

    With that kind of grammar she's already non-white. She should use the subjunctive "were" not the indicative "was". Blacks make this mistake often so she is halfway to her goal.

    There is a national ad on TV where a black singer sings "the best things in life is free".
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  7. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    Post-colonial? More like Neo-Colonial. Or globo-colonial or progo-colonial.

    Kids, we are being colonized by the Third World and Globalists. We must obey them and make them feel like our new masters.

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  8. Victor says:

    A part of me thinks indoctrinating one’s children with this sort of white guilt is child abuse. It’s not healthy to obsess about race.

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    • Agree: Bill Jones
    • Replies: @Antlitz Grollheim
    The schools will do it in loco parentis
    , @al gore rhythms
    What does the other part of you think?
    , @Citizen of a Silly Country

    It’s not healthy to obsess about race.
     
    Sure it is. It's just not healthy to obsess about how terrible your own race is. Being proud of your people is a very healthy thing.
    , @Lagertha
    I have always told my sons that they may be confronted by people who will attack their Wasp appearance and claim they are privileged; but, their mother's family emigrated in the 60's, and their father's ancestors are a combination of early 20th century immigrants from Europe and Armenia. I urged them to bring up Armenia first (if confronted by angry SJW/mobs), because that confuses most people. Armenia is too obscure, and most people don't realize it is Christian....because most people only know the Shahs of Sunset, or the Kardashians...and get Armenia, Iran, Iraq confused.
    , @Antonymous
    It absolutely is, and begins in kindergarten if not earlier. In anticipation of Columbus Day, my son's class had five straight days of anti-white symbolism. His comment: "you have the eyes of someone who takes other people's land."

    We've already had the trans and chromosomes talk ("can't change your biology, despite exterior trappings"). Now we'll need the colonialism and slavery talks, all before he's 6. I should be grateful they only begin holocaust berating in 4th grade.

    I plan to unravel the white scapegoating using global comparatives -- the 1000 years of muslim slaving, indian caste system, bantu expansion, aztec imperialism, but holy heck they cut our work out as parents. Where's the history and pride in one's nation and culture?

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  9. I don’t know what to say.

    There’s a first time for everything.

    Seems like a theme is emerging here, Steve.

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  10. It takes a real scumbag to teach little kids to hate themselves.

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    • Agree: Abe, Vinteuil, Forbes, Autochthon, TWS
    • Replies: @Dissident
    "It takes a real scumbag to teach little kids to hate themselves."

    Some Bank Street parents have reported their kids coming home in tears, saying “I’m a bad person.” These are children as young as six, remember.

    Believe it or not, some parents have complained about the anti-white brainwashing! They have objected, for example, to Ms. Wahi’s May 31st screening, for the kids, of a movie titled Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution , which depicts Panthers founder and convicted cop-killer Huey Newton as a martyr.
     
    That was from a John Derbyshire piece published here back in July 2016. The particlular obscene spectacle that Derb was citing was a program at the Bank Street School for Children, located on Manhattan's thoroughly Goodwhite Upper West Side.
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  11. AM says:

    We thought we were raising an enlightened child, Tama Ward writes, but have we robbed our daughter of her cultural roots?

    Yes, you have you dorks. (Was that harsh? Probably.)

    She’s only the latest wave of children being indoctrinated like that. I was on the front lines of that cultural wave. I remember feeling the very same way.

    Other people could have holidays and believe things. I had to say “Happy Holidays”, lest I offend. Other people had traditions worth keeping and religions to comfort them during major life passages. I had nothing but oppression as a history and the “sophistication” of “knowing” that Christianity was all rot. Nothing to replace it of course, except a tree at Christmas and candy at Easter.

    I can remember wanting to be my 8th grade educated, rather shallow at times grandmother so badly at times during college. She went to church and never really worried about who she might offend by being herself. She just lived her life. Imagine!

    So at some point after the kids came, I took on Christianity again to see if there was something there that redeemed it. Like my parents, it turns out my ancestors were not as stupid as previously presumed. Nor were they the black hearted villains that I had been taught in history class.

    And interestingly, in fact, almost every time that Christians in history have done something less than stellar, there was backstory and complexity. Meanwhile, Islam, which was presented to me at some point as an “advanced” religion has not held up either. It’s Golden Era intellectual production was run in part by Christians and Jews. Slavery is not really against the Islamic mindset. On and on with the lies around Islam.

    Their “enlightened” point of view is a bunch lies pushed by leftists, eager to dismantle Western Civilization. They want little Abigail to view herself as a nameless widget in system, lest she note that her civilization, when it embraces it’s true nature is one of the best the planet has ever seen.

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    • Replies: @songbird
    The so-called Golden Era is largely a contrived and false diversity propaganda effort, targeted intentionally at school children to twist their minds, imo.

    It's all utopianism. They don't teach the most basic truths about the conquest or occupation. The Cathedral of Cordoba is presented as a stolen mosque. Not as a Visgothic church and various other buildings that were harvested for their masonry to make a mosque.

    It is quite similar to how the Crusades are always presented. They never mention the time an Ottoman army desecrated a church outside the walls of Rome.
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  12. Barnard says:

    Note, not all five-year-olds being quoted on the Internet by their loving parents necessarily said exactly whatever their parents later claim they said.

    I am willing to entertain the possibility most of the story was fiction. At the end, it is mentioned that Abigail is a teenager now, which means her mother is reproducing these quotes at least eight years after they happened. Ward is excited about Abigail being interested in a brown skinned boy from Peru, maybe her grandchildren will have a better culture.

    Also had to laugh at the line at the beginning about the homesick Mexican families in their neighborhood who share Aztec legends at social gatherings. Why is the dastardly Canadian government preventing them from returning to Mexico? Although they could be just as fictional as the quotes from Abigail. According to the Globe & Mail guidelines, readers submissions must be true, but I bet this one was just too good to check.

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    Also had to laugh at the line at the beginning about the homesick Mexican families in their neighborhood who share Aztec legends at social gatherings. Why is the dastardly Canadian government preventing them from returning to Mexico?
     
    It all sounds pretty wonderful, getting back down to the Old Country, living in caves cut into the side of the mountain, your first date with the squaw who is up for sacrifice next month, that great cut-the-heart-clean-out-of-the-chest entertainment on the weekends ....

    Alas, You can't go home again....
    .
    .
    but you sure enough can go back!
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  13. Funny…all the Canucks I see when shopping at the local outlet mall speak Chinese.

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  14. @eah
    OT

    Have they given out the Nobel Peace Prize yet? How about the Fields Medal?


    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DL0Ol4SVAAAOq8g.jpg


    http://auntielori.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/far-side-einstein.jpg

    More recently the U.S. Supreme Court discovered that money is actually speech.

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    More recently the U.S. Supreme Court discovered that money is actually speech.
     
    And in a concurring opinion, Justices Alito and Thomas ruled that bullshit does, indeed, walk.
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  15. fake news

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  16. Zoodles says:

    I smell BS.

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  17. Thea says:

    They are metaphorically passing their children through the the fires of molech in sacrifice to their god Diversity.

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    • Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist

    They are metaphorically passing their children through the the fires of molech in sacrifice to their god Diversity.

     

    Yes, just this -- well said.
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  18. DFH says:

    Almost makes me happy that bobos so rarely have children, if when they do they subject them to this deracinating abuse

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  19. We are experiencing a new series of “Stolen Generations” as an entire cohort of stalepale as well as male youth has been taught that they are intrinsically bad and of less value than their vibrant replacements.

    The inculcated self-loathing & guilt will make the complexes & neuroses previously nurtured into Catholics & Jews seem a light-hearted joke.

    More addiction, borderline-personality complex, cutting, eating disorders, and “innovative” attention-getting gender presentations will be forthcoming…

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    • Agree: Tyrion, Nico, NickG
    • Replies: @Forbes
    The "Look-at-Me" generation, expressing their cries for help the only way they have learned: Self-abnegation.
    , @Anonymous

    We are experiencing a new series of “Stolen Generations” as an entire cohort of stalepale as well as male youth has been taught that they are intrinsically bad and of less value than their vibrant replacements.
     
    And they're being robbed of their culture as it were (by casting it as an lame at best, or an inherited evil at worst). Good framing.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/06/decades-after-government-seizure-of-children-indigenous-canadians-will-receive-compensation


    Canada will pay compensation to thousands of indigenous 'stolen children'

    Friday 6 October 2017 18.03

    The government will pay nearly $800m to survivors of the ‘Sixties Scoop’ policy, which forcibly removed aboriginal children from their families
     

    "Sixties Scoop" somehow seems an apt name too.
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  20. Tell the little tyke that we are all descended from conquerors and the conquered. Folks in the UK are descended in part from the original inhabitants (we don’t even know what language family they were members of – talk about oppression), who were conquered by the Celts, who were in turn conquered by the Angles, Saxons and Jutes. So she is descended from oppressed people too. :-)

    Or remind her that her people group has invented just about everything that is worth anything in the history of the world. Except slavery. That was invented by Africans. And separately by those wonderful Native Americans that used to conquer each other, rape and murder, only after torture. We should have a holiday to celebrate them, or something…

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    Oi! AngloNorman checking in (both sides, weird misspelled Frog name on mum's side to this day, dad's just named after the landholding). We ain't been oppressed by nobody, much. Apart from Protestants, I suppose, which is why we're broke now.
    https://img.4plebs.org/boards/pol/image/1385/78/1385788776013.png

    Oppressing. It's what we do best. Just embrace it.
    Oh, and Rules. Lots and lots of "oppressive" Rules. Rules for Sport mainly, as is only right and proper, but there's some pretty cool Rules of Law, War, Science, Navigation and so on chucked in, for the never-got-picked-for-the-team types.
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  21. njguy73 says:

    Canada is not a culture.

    Canada is a political agreement.

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    Canada is not a culture.

    Canada is a political agreement.
     

    This is a big problem for them going forward. Canada appears to be another accidental brain fart of the English mind, unfortunately.

    Americans have that moment were we rallied around foundational documents/concepts, battles, and people.

    Canada's got "Well, we'd like to have train, like the Americans are about to get" and disinterest on the part of England to continue running the place. It's not exactly resistant to the concept of multiculturalism gone a muck.

    History factiod: Newfoundland only joined Canada in the 1950's (no train out to her island) and only then because she went way into debt and wanted welfare.

    That's what's holding Canada together - a sort of, "Well, we're not the US and we should probably work together." It's hard to be passionate about that. In many ways, the open sniping and competition between the English, Scots, and the French Canadians was much beneficial to the whole of Canada then the current pretending to like each other. It added some much needed energy into running the place.

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  22. njguy73 says:
    @WorkingClass
    More recently the U.S. Supreme Court discovered that money is actually speech.

    More recently the U.S. Supreme Court discovered that money is actually speech.

    And in a concurring opinion, Justices Alito and Thomas ruled that bullshit does, indeed, walk.

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    LOL - both yous guys.
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  23. @eah
    OT

    Have they given out the Nobel Peace Prize yet? How about the Fields Medal?


    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DL0Ol4SVAAAOq8g.jpg


    http://auntielori.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/far-side-einstein.jpg

    Unity?

    Perhaps.

    Even if we have nothing at all in common, it seems we’re supposed to strive for the common denominator that we all hate White people.

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  24. When her little sock puppet gets older, she can crib what I told my son when he was 14 or so:

    “Your people don’t crank out interesting costumes or much beautiful music, and their food sucks-that’s what people mean most of the time by culture. Instead, they created a civilization in the late middle ages, hallmarked by some good dramatists. They came up with parliamentary democracy, modern physics, much of calculus, trial by jury, and early telecommunications. This came about in a spirit of extreme individualism. They spread it wide. As with all expansive civilatizations, they treated others like shit a lot of the time, as did the Spanish, the Romans, the Arabs, the Ottomans, the Han. Your direct ancestors came to Virginia and the Carolinas in the 17th century, and were founding stock people. They fought under Washington, Jackson, Bragg, and Cleburne in the 18th and 19th centuries. Your culture is what is around you in your daily life- for they brought it here, the good and the bad. “

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    • Replies: @Alden
    Music and food? Well msybe the English are bad at music and food, but the rest of Europe came up
    with glorious music and great food.

    And I love bagpipes and real Irish music and blue grass which is basically Irish music via the Irish slaves in America.

    Off topic a bit. I'm driving grand children on their shadow visits as they're called to private high schools they will attend next year.

    3 kids, I've been to 7 of those schools in the last 2 weeks. And everyone of those schools has a huge sign right in front
    " xxx school welcomes dreamers". It's a variety of schools including Crystal Springs and UniversitySF. What this means is that it's no longer the upper 10 percent destroying the lower 90 percent's children, but destroying their own children.

    I don't like Whites as a group. The upper class is destroying the rest of us and the rest of us just did nothing about it.

    , @Marck
    In reality, they created the finest, most beautiful ever to hit human ears - Classical music.
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  25. Rod1963 says:
    @frayedthread
    Take him/her to a string concert or recital - some Chopin or Beethoven maybe?

    Considering the sort of parents the kid had, I suspect they’d take Abagail to a Tibetan throat gurgling session.

    Given the sort of loathing they have for white civilization they inculcated, I doubt they even know who Chopin is and even if they do, they probably detest classical music.

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  26. @Barnard

    Note, not all five-year-olds being quoted on the Internet by their loving parents necessarily said exactly whatever their parents later claim they said.
     
    I am willing to entertain the possibility most of the story was fiction. At the end, it is mentioned that Abigail is a teenager now, which means her mother is reproducing these quotes at least eight years after they happened. Ward is excited about Abigail being interested in a brown skinned boy from Peru, maybe her grandchildren will have a better culture.

    Also had to laugh at the line at the beginning about the homesick Mexican families in their neighborhood who share Aztec legends at social gatherings. Why is the dastardly Canadian government preventing them from returning to Mexico? Although they could be just as fictional as the quotes from Abigail. According to the Globe & Mail guidelines, readers submissions must be true, but I bet this one was just too good to check.

    Also had to laugh at the line at the beginning about the homesick Mexican families in their neighborhood who share Aztec legends at social gatherings. Why is the dastardly Canadian government preventing them from returning to Mexico?

    It all sounds pretty wonderful, getting back down to the Old Country, living in caves cut into the side of the mountain, your first date with the squaw who is up for sacrifice next month, that great cut-the-heart-clean-out-of-the-chest entertainment on the weekends ….

    Alas, You can’t go home again….
    .
    .
    but you sure enough can go back!

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  27. Mexican families in their neighborhood who share Aztec legends at social gatherings.

    Lol, this never happened.

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  28. While I have no doubt that such horrible parents (all non-jewish and white) abound, I wouldn’t be surprised if this were a fabrication from start to finish. A kind of cultural Munchausen by Proxy.

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  29. Oh, for the good old days when a kid only had to worry about global thermonuclear war. Honestly, I have never wanted to be another ethnicity or gender or citizen of another nation. I am joking about nuclear war but I have heard folks around my age talk about how the threat of nuclear war caused them untold anxiety. The only thing about it that crossed my mind was hoping it didn’t happen until we were all home together. I was more concerned with the bully down the alley and the mean son of a bitch dog who used to attack our dog whenever he could. And girls, girls, girls. They were so mysterious and unfathomable. Talk about existential angst!

    The woman’s story may be BS. The fact that she is writing about it years later doesn’t prove anything. Some people have very good memories. I feel sorry for the girl and her parents.

    Misanthropy is quite useful. I find the human race in general to be quite awful without respect to race, creed, or country of origin.

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    Misanthropy is quite useful. I find the human race in general to be quite awful without respect to race, creed, or country of origin.
     
    I find it the most appropriate philosophy for a fallen age.
    , @AndrewR
    Agreed. I really don't understand those strange people who say they "love white people." I really don't like white people. I just dislike whites less than I dislike other groups.
    , @anon
    The threat of global thermonuclear war helped me get laid...convinced my girlfriend we better do it soon since we may not live to the age of 17, after watching the tele drama "The day After"
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  30. Child abuse. Nothing else to say.

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  31. Abe says: • Website

    Abigail’s face brightens at that word: island. I know what she’s thinking. Islands are places of primal innocence and cultural distinctiveness, such as Haida Gwaii or Never Never Land.

    Until I bothered checking just so as to not look like a fool I was certain ‘Haida Gwai’ was the new, SJW-preferred, ethno-sensitive and fire-a$$, fierce-as-f@ck nomenclature for Hawaii and that the writer expected all her readers to be good-whyte enough to already know that. Maybe it soon will be…

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    If that's so, why would she pair "Haida Gwaii" up with the fictitious Never-Never Land (which featured racist depictions of "first nations" peoples)? How utterly insensitive!
    , @Gneisenau
    Actually Haida Gwai is the aboriginal name for an archipelago in British Colombia formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands.
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  32. Dissident says:

    Being born white would indeed appear to be the Original Sin of the now ascendant religion in the West, of which ethnomasochism is clearly a fundamental tenet.

    (No less fundamental a tenet would, of course, be worship of buggery, along with the rest of the manfiestly false and pernicious “LGBTQ” agenda.)

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  33. @Victor
    A part of me thinks indoctrinating one's children with this sort of white guilt is child abuse. It's not healthy to obsess about race.

    The schools will do it in loco parentis

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  34. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    I’ve been thinking about this lately. From elementary school onward, we (white kids) were taught to value other cultures than our own–African-American above all others, but also Asian, Latino, Amerind, African, Muslim, and so on. Our readings and lessons were always aimed at making sure we knew the sufferings of various other groups, as well as their towering achievements which had been devalued by the white man. We never had time for Milton, Virgil or Flaubert; Tolstoy or T.S. Eliot. Eliot, like Orwell, was a virtual apostate.

    But we always had time for Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, and Alice Walker. I knew Richard Wright, Langston Hughes and Paul Laurence Dunbar by heart. We read Jane Wagner’s “J.T.” in the fifth grade.

    “I wish my skin was dark and that I had a culture.”

    I’ve heard many people lately–adults even–who say “I wish I were Jewish.” I notice that they watch a lot of television.

    Is it not my moral obligation to tell her that her feelings of poor self-worth are nothing compared with the psychological ruin of real racism?

    This is where it ends up–not just by dispossessing white people but by teaching white children that their ‘feelings of poor self-worth’ are irrelevant and inconsequential–because they are. By teaching white children that they are the very lowest of filth and deserve whatever bad things happen to them.

    It’s from efforts like these–both in North America and in Europe–that we now have the phenomenon of rape victims (of both sexes) apologizing to their rapists–but only if the rapists are of color. (Which they usually are.) And most of these rapists are never apprehended, much less prosecuted. It wouldn’t look nice. Meanwhile white rapists, along with other white criminals, are splashed across the front pages of every paper and news site in the world. And when we don’t have enough of them, we simply make them up–with complete impunity.

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    The "I wish I had a culture" thing rings true, though I can't imagine a five year-old saying it. We have a culture, but it's a modern, deracinated, religionless, mass-education, mass-media, mass-production/consumption, Managerial State culture, which doesn't actually feel like one. And the powers that be are endlessly trying to strip away everything human and particular about it,and one of the ways they do that is to hide our own roots from us if we're white and trumpet trivialities about your culture if you're non-white.

    But the Real Deal is still underneath, if you know how to find it. And if we have to be content with nothing more than nuclear families, mini-vans, and fast food as culture, at least it's something. They won't ever exist in obliterating it, dystopian-style.
    , @anon

    I’ve heard many people lately–adults even–who say “I wish I were Jewish.” I notice that they watch a lot of television.
     
    I've thought this to myself on more than one occasion. I have a super-jew last name, though, but my mother was Catholic... In her defense, dear old Mom thought I should get bar mitzvahed to make grandma happy but I was studying for Confirmation and thought it heretical at the time.

    Upon reflection, my paternal extended family has way more $$$ than my maternal extended family...
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  35. Rules involving sandwich-slicing are deeply interesting to five-year-olds.

    Yes. Structural racism and colonialism viewed through the lens of critical theory, on the other hand, are not. If your five-year-old has any understanding of these ideas, it necessarily is a simplistic, ELI5 version. It’s telling that the five-year-old’s understanding of this stuff is indiscernible from that of a shrieking Twitter mob’s.

    Of course, the real question is why in the hell would she be talking to her five-year-old about any of this stuff in the first place? There’s a time and a place, and it’s probably sometime after the child learns to tie her shoes and read. The girl has her entire adult life ahead of her to deal with her racial guilt. Why can’t she just enjoy being five?

    Wrt the Mexicans regaling the neighbors with Aztec legends at every get-together… Sounds more like the way nice, liberal white ladies like Tama envision hypothetical social events with neighbors that are diverse enough to have interesting food but are still down with gay marriage more than anything that actually happened. She might have been projecting memories of her African missionary childhood onto the not-African-but-Mexican-is-still-better-than-nothing neighbors.

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  36. Whiskey says: • Website

    Emptiness gets filled. Nature abhors a vacuum. The most likely outcome is not more White self hatred but hatred of non Whites and White supremacy over non Whites.

    Instead of healthy self regard and easy White self confidence and pride leading to toleration and acceptance.

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  37. Neoconned says:
    @IHTG

    five-year-old Abigail looks glumly at her half-eaten bowl of cereal.

    “All we’ve ever done is hurt people,” she continues. “I wish my skin was dark and that I had a culture.”
     

    Haha, yeah right.

    You see this sort of thing on Twitter often, but usually the five year old says something obnoxiously liberal, so that's nice I guess.

    Visited Vancouver in July 2016. I actually hooked up there w a female friend of Canadian activist Laura Southern. We visited bars, a pot cafe & a strip club. She was a cute little thing.

    The “rain” didnt feel like rain.

    Rather it felt like a mist almost. It was besides LA, Denver, or San Francisco the favorite city ive been to west of the Mississippi.

    Its the only city besides Chicago & San Francisco that reminds me of NYC

    I loved it and felt ridiculously safe there, even while on Hastings Street.

    It was weird though when i told ppl i was from New Orleans. They all thought it was cool for some reason.

    This writer is a swpl to the core

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    It was weird though when i told ppl i was from New Orleans. They all thought it was cool for some reason
     
    New Orleans IS cool.

    It is also proof that progressives are scum. If they really gave a shit about black people they'd send the army into all of the areas outside the centre with orders to drag any black man sitting by the side of the street to jail and anyone shambling around like the walking dead off to dry out from their drugs.

    I cannot imagine how bloody awful having to live an honest life amid that level of crime and social degradation must be.

    Still, as I said, the city is fun.
    , @The Millennial Falcon
    The coastal pacific northwest is spectacular in so many ways... and completely dominated by the craziest white liberals known to man.
    , @BenKenobi
    You jerk, you shoulda looked me up! I live right in the core.

    What bars did you check out? It's conceivable we crossed paths.

    Hastings safaris are always fun. The street people are in a different world, they never hassle normies.
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  38. dearieme says:

    Mind you, that wasn’t High Tea. That was Afternoon Tea. Plain different thing.

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    Much different than High Tea.

    And cutting the crusts off explanation is too funny. I remember it as a kid--nothing to do with 'tea time.' Little children very often don't eat the sandwich crust, so the crust would get cut off before serving. Getting children to eat can be a battle--or a game. Just that simple.
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  39. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Nothing to worry about here. That little girl will grow up to marry a minority and have minority children. Then she won’t have to feel ashamed anymore.

    In the long view, liberals are culling themselves out of the White race.

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  40. @Victor
    A part of me thinks indoctrinating one's children with this sort of white guilt is child abuse. It's not healthy to obsess about race.

    What does the other part of you think?

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  41. AM says:
    @njguy73
    Canada is not a culture.

    Canada is a political agreement.

    Canada is not a culture.

    Canada is a political agreement.

    This is a big problem for them going forward. Canada appears to be another accidental brain fart of the English mind, unfortunately.

    Americans have that moment were we rallied around foundational documents/concepts, battles, and people.

    Canada’s got “Well, we’d like to have train, like the Americans are about to get” and disinterest on the part of England to continue running the place. It’s not exactly resistant to the concept of multiculturalism gone a muck.

    History factiod: Newfoundland only joined Canada in the 1950′s (no train out to her island) and only then because she went way into debt and wanted welfare.

    That’s what’s holding Canada together – a sort of, “Well, we’re not the US and we should probably work together.” It’s hard to be passionate about that. In many ways, the open sniping and competition between the English, Scots, and the French Canadians was much beneficial to the whole of Canada then the current pretending to like each other. It added some much needed energy into running the place.

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    I love Quebec. I drive up there twice a year, and to this day it still cracks me up how Ontario bends over backward to give French equal billing to English in all the signage but the second you cross over the Macdonald-Cartier bridge *boom* F-you anglophone, I hope you parlez Francais...
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  42. The problem with Canada is they should have just stuck with being part of the British Empire and not decided to become their own country. They are (or used to be) genetically and culturally British anyway–this is not like the Raj. If they thought of themselves as British, then they have Shakespeare, Lord Nelson, Newton, James Watt. As Canadians they have Wayne Gretzky. Their culture actually is sorta lame.

    Anyway one important job of parenting is letting your child know who he really is and these guys have failed, failed failed. From a very young age my anglo-german american kids understood that their people invented the automobile, indoor plumbing, calculus, etc., and our Mexican neighbors’ people invented the burrito. Sounds cruel but disdain is useful for keeping the family united. And the kids are quite motivated in school as they don’t want to disappoint their ancestors.

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    Canada didn't leave the British Empire, the Empire left us. Canada only got its full independence in 1982, when the British North America Act was repatriated and revised as the Constitution Act. Unfortunately it's a document of our times. It has loopholes for affirmative action and new room for activists judges to help prevent us peasants from spawning a Canadian Hitler. On the positive side, it also has a "notwithstanding clause" that lets any province override anything outlined elsewhere in the document. That's kind of fun.
    , @Pat Boyle
    You may have heard this speech before in "The Third Man" but Wayne Gretsky's part is a coo-coo clock,
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  43. @enemy of earth
    Oh, for the good old days when a kid only had to worry about global thermonuclear war. Honestly, I have never wanted to be another ethnicity or gender or citizen of another nation. I am joking about nuclear war but I have heard folks around my age talk about how the threat of nuclear war caused them untold anxiety. The only thing about it that crossed my mind was hoping it didn't happen until we were all home together. I was more concerned with the bully down the alley and the mean son of a bitch dog who used to attack our dog whenever he could. And girls, girls, girls. They were so mysterious and unfathomable. Talk about existential angst!

    The woman's story may be BS. The fact that she is writing about it years later doesn't prove anything. Some people have very good memories. I feel sorry for the girl and her parents.

    Misanthropy is quite useful. I find the human race in general to be quite awful without respect to race, creed, or country of origin.

    Misanthropy is quite useful. I find the human race in general to be quite awful without respect to race, creed, or country of origin.

    I find it the most appropriate philosophy for a fallen age.

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    This fallen curmudgeon agrees.

    Hell is other people.
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  44. If this lady is really serious about any of this, then her and her husband are probably upset deep down inside for a different reason than what she wrote in the Globe & Mail. I think that she feels bad because this has made her think about how much she’s lied to her little girl since she was born. The child, maybe not yet as a teenager (per Barnard’s comment) but some time will realize that she was lied to by her Mom growing up. If the parents weren’t actually lying about all this cultural nonsense, then they must be really, really stupid. No, she’s been lying; nobody is this stupid.*

    Nice going, Canuck broad! What’s next, teaching her all the feminism lies too, or has that already been accomplished?

    I like the high tea bit though. We used to have the tea way up high in that big stainless vessel, a coupla’ gallons with about 2 cups of sugar inside. We didn’t have those crustless sandwiches though, as ours were round and contained 2 all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame-seed bun. Instead of crumpets we made do with moon pies from the Circle K.

    I’ve tried our recapture my culture for the kiddies too, but my plans to move into a trailer was the last straw for my wife. She can’t take but so much enrichment.

    * Are they?

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    The child, maybe not yet as a teenager (per Barnard’s comment) but some time will realize that she was lied to by her Mom growing up.
     
    When discussing his father, Hutton Gibson (who has famously unusual opinions), Mel famously said "The man never lied to me in his life."
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  45. @Victor
    A part of me thinks indoctrinating one's children with this sort of white guilt is child abuse. It's not healthy to obsess about race.

    It’s not healthy to obsess about race.

    Sure it is. It’s just not healthy to obsess about how terrible your own race is. Being proud of your people is a very healthy thing.

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  46. @njguy73

    More recently the U.S. Supreme Court discovered that money is actually speech.
     
    And in a concurring opinion, Justices Alito and Thomas ruled that bullshit does, indeed, walk.

    LOL – both yous guys.

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  47. Vinteuil says:

    T. H. White, in The Once & Future King:

    “It is so fatally easy to make young children believe that they are horrible.”

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  48. Tyrion says:
    @Neoconned
    Visited Vancouver in July 2016. I actually hooked up there w a female friend of Canadian activist Laura Southern. We visited bars, a pot cafe & a strip club. She was a cute little thing.

    The "rain" didnt feel like rain.

    Rather it felt like a mist almost. It was besides LA, Denver, or San Francisco the favorite city ive been to west of the Mississippi.

    Its the only city besides Chicago & San Francisco that reminds me of NYC

    I loved it and felt ridiculously safe there, even while on Hastings Street.

    It was weird though when i told ppl i was from New Orleans. They all thought it was cool for some reason.

    This writer is a swpl to the core

    It was weird though when i told ppl i was from New Orleans. They all thought it was cool for some reason

    New Orleans IS cool.

    It is also proof that progressives are scum. If they really gave a shit about black people they’d send the army into all of the areas outside the centre with orders to drag any black man sitting by the side of the street to jail and anyone shambling around like the walking dead off to dry out from their drugs.

    I cannot imagine how bloody awful having to live an honest life amid that level of crime and social degradation must be.

    Still, as I said, the city is fun.

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    Yeah ya right.
    , @Neoconned
    I was raised in a strict Southern Baptist type way so my religious upbringing had a lot to do w it. Also seeing my relatives become felons and "anything they can get" addicts and drunks cleaned me up.

    I'm not without my vices. I love women, i get drunk 2-3 times a month and very very occasionally partake of grass though thats mainly when i travel.....

    I suppose too if you didnt grow up here its real exotic. Growing up we ate gumbo and ate king caked and got 2 days off from school to do the parades....

    I've been immersed in it my whole life so its nothing new.
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  49. Alden says:

    What a load!!!!!

    High tea only exists in romantic historical novels written by Americans.

    Her indentured servant ancestors had an evening meal called “tea” back home in glorious Great Britian. Most cultures call it dinner or supper. But this kid’s ancestors had “tea” for the evening meal.

    The meal consisted of weak tea, bread and dripping. Dripping was the fat in which meat was fried. Poor people didn’t have much meat so they bought dripping from the neighborhood cook shops. Then the French invented margarines and commercial canning and the British had tea, margarine and if lucky a scrap of cheap turnip and strawberry jam.

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    High tea only exists in romantic historical novels written by Americans.

     

    It's overtaking 'afternoon tea' in the vernacular, though. Here in Hong Kong lots of people really love going for 'high tea' at the five-star hotels.
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  50. @Daniel Chieh

    Misanthropy is quite useful. I find the human race in general to be quite awful without respect to race, creed, or country of origin.
     
    I find it the most appropriate philosophy for a fallen age.

    This fallen curmudgeon agrees.

    Hell is other people.

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  51. If this lady wasn’t such a wuss, she’d have endless tales of English and Scottish achievements.

    My God, from this little island came Shakespeare, the Industrial Revolution, countless scientific discoveries, perhaps the greatest navy the world has ever seen and a people who ruled half the world with a ridiculously small army.

    This little girl should be bursting at the seams with ethnic/racial/cultural pride.

    I tell my kids all the time about the achievements of our people. I remind them constantly that their people created practically everything that they see. Good lord, pound for pound, the Scots might be the greatest people on earth. The Germans took on the world – twice! The Irish produced great literature. The Norwegians . . . well, it’s been awhile but the Vikings were pretty bad ass. Their white American ancestors picked up right were the British left off.

    You come from the greatest people yet to roam this planet. When your teachers trash on your people, tell them to suck it and show you any other people who have accomplished a tenth of what your people have!

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    That's the problem. Do fish know they're wet? We are The Culture, globally. Everyone else, including billions of Chinese, Indians and so on, is just pulling stuff out of the dress-up box now, and forever.
    I'll bet the Gauls, Thracians and Dacians used to fester on about "muh culture", as they toiled away on the latifundia of the Empire.
    "Our" culture may not survive, in all the long years that are to come. But if it doesn't, neither will theirs.
    , @Harry Baldwin
    Maybe the little girl learned to hate her culture from watching the intro to the London Olympics. One of the saddest spectacles ever.
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  52. Alfa158 says:

    Steve;
    Have you looked at the background of the author of this piece and verified that this is not a satirical parody?
    I mean honestly, it is too pitch perfect not to be a parody. A genuine article would have had the occasional slight deviation from absolute GoodThink. This looks like something written by a version of Tiny Duck who has brains and more time to type.
    I didn’t want to take the time to register with the Globe&Mail comments function otherwise I would have advised her that: “If something you are doing is indistinguishable from a parody of itself, then you need to stop doing it”.

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    It reads a little bit like Godfrey Elfwick's oped in the Guardian.

    Another possibility is it's by somebody who is aware and is just trying to help.
    , @Cwhatfuture
    For a fake she really takes it pretty far: https://mobile.twitter.com/tamaward?lang=en
    , @FPD72
    Tama Ward has turned her back on her background and heritage. Raised in an evangelical missionary family, she has embraced the Church of Rome. Born as a product of Western culture, she espouses multiculturalism. Educated in linear, logical thinking, she has embarked on a semi-spiritual journey into nebulous, “spherical” thought forms.

    I wonder what she thinks about her parents. Have they taken the same theological/philosophical journey, or are they concerned about their daughter?

    I know that historically, Protestant missionaries were guilty of carrying a lot of cultural baggage with them and afflicting it upon those to whom they ministered. But that seems to be much less prevalent today. Is she reacting against practices that were widespread thirty years ago but are no longer much of an issue?
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  53. guest says:
    @eah
    OT

    Have they given out the Nobel Peace Prize yet? How about the Fields Medal?


    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DL0Ol4SVAAAOq8g.jpg


    http://auntielori.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/far-side-einstein.jpg

    What is “our politics,” and what would it mean to conquer them? Is she suggesting we get rid of democracy bad just agree on everything through some magical mixture of diversity and commonality? What could possibly go wrong?

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  54. Dissident says:
    @WorkingClass
    It takes a real scumbag to teach little kids to hate themselves.

    “It takes a real scumbag to teach little kids to hate themselves.”

    Some Bank Street parents have reported their kids coming home in tears, saying “I’m a bad person.” These are children as young as six, remember.

    Believe it or not, some parents have complained about the anti-white brainwashing! They have objected, for example, to Ms. Wahi’s May 31st screening, for the kids, of a movie titled Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution , which depicts Panthers founder and convicted cop-killer Huey Newton as a martyr.

    That was from a John Derbyshire piece published here back in July 2016. The particlular obscene spectacle that Derb was citing was a program at the Bank Street School for Children, located on Manhattan’s thoroughly Goodwhite Upper West Side.

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  55. AndrewR says:
    @enemy of earth
    Oh, for the good old days when a kid only had to worry about global thermonuclear war. Honestly, I have never wanted to be another ethnicity or gender or citizen of another nation. I am joking about nuclear war but I have heard folks around my age talk about how the threat of nuclear war caused them untold anxiety. The only thing about it that crossed my mind was hoping it didn't happen until we were all home together. I was more concerned with the bully down the alley and the mean son of a bitch dog who used to attack our dog whenever he could. And girls, girls, girls. They were so mysterious and unfathomable. Talk about existential angst!

    The woman's story may be BS. The fact that she is writing about it years later doesn't prove anything. Some people have very good memories. I feel sorry for the girl and her parents.

    Misanthropy is quite useful. I find the human race in general to be quite awful without respect to race, creed, or country of origin.

    Agreed. I really don’t understand those strange people who say they “love white people.” I really don’t like white people. I just dislike whites less than I dislike other groups.

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  56. anon says: • Disclaimer
    @enemy of earth
    Oh, for the good old days when a kid only had to worry about global thermonuclear war. Honestly, I have never wanted to be another ethnicity or gender or citizen of another nation. I am joking about nuclear war but I have heard folks around my age talk about how the threat of nuclear war caused them untold anxiety. The only thing about it that crossed my mind was hoping it didn't happen until we were all home together. I was more concerned with the bully down the alley and the mean son of a bitch dog who used to attack our dog whenever he could. And girls, girls, girls. They were so mysterious and unfathomable. Talk about existential angst!

    The woman's story may be BS. The fact that she is writing about it years later doesn't prove anything. Some people have very good memories. I feel sorry for the girl and her parents.

    Misanthropy is quite useful. I find the human race in general to be quite awful without respect to race, creed, or country of origin.

    The threat of global thermonuclear war helped me get laid…convinced my girlfriend we better do it soon since we may not live to the age of 17, after watching the tele drama “The day After”

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  57. guest says:

    What kind of name is “Tama” for a woman of English descent? Sounds like she should be teaching her daughter about mozza balls instead of finger sandwiches.

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  58. Currahee says:

    I wonder if, perhaps, things were better when these sorts of clowns lived in abbeys.
    And our rulers knew how to deal with meddling priests.

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  59. The Great White Liberal project is rapidly running out of runway. My generation, the so-called Gen Xers are the ones who get to be in the cockpit when this thing goes into the long grass. Oh well.

    In other White Gen X news, Mike Enoch was darkly funny yesterday when he discussed the New Yorker hit piece about him. In it his father, an Episcopalian retired professor of Old English at the University of Pennsylvania, denounces his own son. Enoch said “my parents always admired and looked up to the New Yorker. Well now they’re finally in it”. LOLs.

    “By the end of all this, we will have fewer but better White people”, as someone said on some other podcast.

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  60. guest says:
    @Abe

    Abigail’s face brightens at that word: island. I know what she’s thinking. Islands are places of primal innocence and cultural distinctiveness, such as Haida Gwaii or Never Never Land.
     
    Until I bothered checking just so as to not look like a fool I was certain 'Haida Gwai' was the new, SJW-preferred, ethno-sensitive and fire-a$$, fierce-as-f@ck nomenclature for Hawaii and that the writer expected all her readers to be good-whyte enough to already know that. Maybe it soon will be...

    If that’s so, why would she pair “Haida Gwaii” up with the fictitious Never-Never Land (which featured racist depictions of “first nations” peoples)? How utterly insensitive!

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  61. guest says:
    @Anonymous
    I've been thinking about this lately. From elementary school onward, we (white kids) were taught to value other cultures than our own--African-American above all others, but also Asian, Latino, Amerind, African, Muslim, and so on. Our readings and lessons were always aimed at making sure we knew the sufferings of various other groups, as well as their towering achievements which had been devalued by the white man. We never had time for Milton, Virgil or Flaubert; Tolstoy or T.S. Eliot. Eliot, like Orwell, was a virtual apostate.

    But we always had time for Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, and Alice Walker. I knew Richard Wright, Langston Hughes and Paul Laurence Dunbar by heart. We read Jane Wagner's "J.T." in the fifth grade.



    “I wish my skin was dark and that I had a culture.”
     
    I've heard many people lately--adults even--who say "I wish I were Jewish." I notice that they watch a lot of television.

    Is it not my moral obligation to tell her that her feelings of poor self-worth are nothing compared with the psychological ruin of real racism?
     
    This is where it ends up--not just by dispossessing white people but by teaching white children that their 'feelings of poor self-worth' are irrelevant and inconsequential--because they are. By teaching white children that they are the very lowest of filth and deserve whatever bad things happen to them.

    It's from efforts like these--both in North America and in Europe--that we now have the phenomenon of rape victims (of both sexes) apologizing to their rapists--but only if the rapists are of color. (Which they usually are.) And most of these rapists are never apprehended, much less prosecuted. It wouldn't look nice. Meanwhile white rapists, along with other white criminals, are splashed across the front pages of every paper and news site in the world. And when we don't have enough of them, we simply make them up--with complete impunity.

    The “I wish I had a culture” thing rings true, though I can’t imagine a five year-old saying it. We have a culture, but it’s a modern, deracinated, religionless, mass-education, mass-media, mass-production/consumption, Managerial State culture, which doesn’t actually feel like one. And the powers that be are endlessly trying to strip away everything human and particular about it,and one of the ways they do that is to hide our own roots from us if we’re white and trumpet trivialities about your culture if you’re non-white.

    But the Real Deal is still underneath, if you know how to find it. And if we have to be content with nothing more than nuclear families, mini-vans, and fast food as culture, at least it’s something. They won’t ever exist in obliterating it, dystopian-style.

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    But the Real Deal is still underneath
     
    That's the thing. There is a culture of accomplishment that others seek out.

    Right now the accomplishment seems to be building up others at the expense of their own.
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  62. Alden says:
    @yaqub the mad scientist
    When her little sock puppet gets older, she can crib what I told my son when he was 14 or so:

    "Your people don't crank out interesting costumes or much beautiful music, and their food sucks-that's what people mean most of the time by culture. Instead, they created a civilization in the late middle ages, hallmarked by some good dramatists. They came up with parliamentary democracy, modern physics, much of calculus, trial by jury, and early telecommunications. This came about in a spirit of extreme individualism. They spread it wide. As with all expansive civilatizations, they treated others like shit a lot of the time, as did the Spanish, the Romans, the Arabs, the Ottomans, the Han. Your direct ancestors came to Virginia and the Carolinas in the 17th century, and were founding stock people. They fought under Washington, Jackson, Bragg, and Cleburne in the 18th and 19th centuries. Your culture is what is around you in your daily life- for they brought it here, the good and the bad. "

    Music and food? Well msybe the English are bad at music and food, but the rest of Europe came up
    with glorious music and great food.

    And I love bagpipes and real Irish music and blue grass which is basically Irish music via the Irish slaves in America.

    Off topic a bit. I’m driving grand children on their shadow visits as they’re called to private high schools they will attend next year.

    3 kids, I’ve been to 7 of those schools in the last 2 weeks. And everyone of those schools has a huge sign right in front
    ” xxx school welcomes dreamers”. It’s a variety of schools including Crystal Springs and UniversitySF. What this means is that it’s no longer the upper 10 percent destroying the lower 90 percent’s children, but destroying their own children.

    I don’t like Whites as a group. The upper class is destroying the rest of us and the rest of us just did nothing about it.

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    Music and food? Well msybe the English are bad at music and food, but the rest of Europe came up
    with glorious music and great food.

    Memo: "My people" =British. "Founding stock"= English, Scots, Welsh,some Huguenots, a few Poles, Dutch,etc., and the enslaved and free blacks.

    , @guest
    English music isn't German or anything, but their reputation for being a "land without music" is slanderously overstated. Surely, many of the most famous composers associated with England either were German--Handel, J.C. Bach, Haydn--or weren't of pure English descent--Delius, Holst. But there are plenty enough leftovers, some of them great:

    Purcell (can a country that produced Purcell truly be unmusical?)
    Elgar
    Britten
    Arne
    Byrd
    Tallis
    Dowland
    Gibbons
    Sullivan
    Gay
    Boyce
    Campion
    Avison

    Granted, a good share of that list is unrecognizable to those not steeped in classical music culture. But listen to them, they're good.

    The English also invented musical comedy. (Arguably, I should say, but I don't think there's a real argument.)

    , @sayless
    I love bluegrass

    So do I. Let the little one listen to Flatt and Scruggs playing the 1949 recording of the Foggy Mountain Breakdown. Then, Cripple Creek.
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    Her best friend is Canadian and Mexican.

    So Mexicans are colonizing Canada now?

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  64. @eah
    OT

    Have they given out the Nobel Peace Prize yet? How about the Fields Medal?


    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DL0Ol4SVAAAOq8g.jpg


    http://auntielori.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/far-side-einstein.jpg

    I’d propose that diversity cross-product commonality equals zero.

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    pedant-mode ON
    Actually, I think you mean diversity dot commonality is zero. The dot product measures the projection of one vector on to another. Since diversity and commonality would necessarily be perpendicular, the dot product would be zero.

    The cross product is a vector-valued function that reaches a maximum magnitude when the two input vectors are perpendicular (with direction perpendicular to both inputs, and polarity given by the right-hand rule), and magnitude zero when the two inputs are parallel. The cross product of diversity and commonality would thus have maximum magnitude.
    pedant-mode OFF

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  65. I guess it is only cultural imperialism and not actual imperialism that is bad. Because if only her ancestors had conquered most of Mesoamerica in the name of the war god Huitzilopochtli and made the conquered pay tribute or die, things would be OK for the little girl. If only they had sacrificed thousands upon thousands of prisoners from those conquests, by ripping their hearts out with an obsidian blade, the little girl could be proud. That wasn’t cultural imperialism. It was just imperialism because the Aztecs didn’t care if you believed in Huitzilopochtli. They did.

    Now bringing law and liberty and Shakespeare to the world – no wonder the little girl is humiliated. Thank heaven she has high tea.

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    I do get a laugh out of a lot of this imperialism stuff.

    During the Boxer Rebellion. There were a few hundred foreigners in a country of like 400 million. Easily, less than 0.01% of the population and probably closer to 0.001%. Some of them were Japanese. They built railroads and telegraph lines, which the Boxers destroyed. In short summary, that was the unpardonable imperialism that Chinese remembered for decades and decades.

    One park in one city was closed to the average Chinese. (perhaps because all the massacres of foreigners) Dogs were not allowed either. Somehow the Chinese remember it as "Dogs and Chinese not allowed" and made movies about it 70 years later. If only whites had that same sense of historical outrage.
    , @Charles Erwin Wilson II
    On a family vacation about five years ago we were heading west out of the Twins on Hwy 12 and stopped in Delano to have breakfast. It might have been Independence, but I think it was Delano.

    The Three Stooges were singing, sort of on "stage," at some bohemian cafe. My Bro-in-Law gets a table for our whole tribe (Minnesotans are damned accommodating - the "table" took a quarter of their seating) and after we eat eggs, bacon, and have cream-laden coffee (no, not 1/2 and 1/2 - the real thing), I am listening to what Curly is singing. It is an anthem to the Aztecs! The song mentions that "on the journey, some passed away so the others could pass on." The music went on praising them for their environmental sensitivity, their honoring of women and their commitment to diversity! I am thinking, WTF? So I ask Curly whether he is an advocate of human sacrifice. Curly's eyes get as big as Kennedys. Then Curly asks me why I am a bigot. Moe and Larry ignored me altogether.

    We are not dealing with rational human beings. We are dealing with idiots.
    , @Lagertha
    Oh, the Aztecs...makes me always think about Conquistadors and Spanish missionaries. And, at what point will the movement to destroy monuments/eradicate names off of buildings in the USA, lately, turn it's gaze on bad, bad Spain? There could be some mileage now, to be anti-Spain with the plucky Catalonians wanting independence.

    The destruction of all the indigenous cultures of South and Mez0-America, was committed by Spain, and Portugal & France (to a lesser degree.) When will the call come to destroy monuments/statues of the Spanish explorers, sent on voyages to find resources to exploit; missionaries sent to begin the subjugation of indigenous people? What about the historical California missions, aren't they symbols of cultural domination by imperialistic outsiders who felt that the natives were inferior, primitive heathens?

    Another thought: does anyone know if Amerindians have any SJW's organizing their grievances....or do they even feel any anger about all the Europeans who conquered their lands? I'm just predicting that Spanish conquistadors may get the Confederate soldiers treatment soon. However, no one would bring this up because: brown people....but, maybe frustrated pr0-Columbus people may. Fougetaboudid :) But, pretty soon, with people dipping more and more into their history, through Ancestry.com and all, no one will feel so great about the past because every country had some awkward, non-PC history.

    And, it is a fact that most people will always want to emigrate to the USA, because of its unique culture, a country founded by people of British descent. Hmmm, 1776 has not had any revival tours in a long time.
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  66. Roger says: • Website

    This is brilliant. It is so good that I cannot tell whether it is satire or not.

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  67. Dissident says:

    Apropos to the story itself as well as a number of the comments that have been posted so far:

    From a hybrid blog/local news site for the the Upper West Side of Manhattan that I follow, a recent glowing feature about a local toy store called West Side Kids. Selected excerpts follow, with a comment of mine that I knew better than to even bother submitting interspersed, followed by comments that I did submit but were not posted.

    “A is for activist is our bestselling book!”

    Also, before the 2016 election, West Side Kids carried Hillary Clinton paper dolls, action figures, and biographies, while Donald Trump merchandise was not represented – even as a joke.

    “I have a sales rep who couldn’t get over the fact that I was unwilling to buy Trump stuff and make money on it,” Bergman recalled. “I said, ‘I don’t want it in the store.’ One customer said, ‘Don’t you have to be bipartisan?’ I said, ‘No. I don’t. This store has to represent what we believe in.’”

    [MORE]

    West Side Kids has been mixing play and politics from the time Bergman’s mother, Alice, opened the store in 1981. An early feminist and civil rights activist, Alice had started a handmade toy company in 1971 – when Bergman was in nursery school at West Side Montessori – called “Toys for All Children,” eschewing the then-standard blond, blue-eyed, male-dominated version of reality for a more ethnically diverse, non-sexist one.

    “She made an African-American, woman-doctor puppet – in 1971!” Bergman exulted. “She was way ahead of her time.”

    Perhaps. But in not yet offering a “transgender” Lesbian Muslim doll or the like, wouldn’t this store now be behind the times?

    And, when possible, the toys are non-gender specific. I’m not going to carry a pink tool set. I’m going to carry a tool set and hope that boys and girls buy it.”

    Five or six years ago, Bergman finally began stocking Barbie.

    “With Amazon taking over the world of retail, we no longer have the option to only sell what we please,” she explained. “If we don’t have what people want, they can go online and buy it. We have to have a comprehensive selection of toys and more inventory all the time.

    I submitted three separate comment posts to this article. When I next checked, I discovered not only that only one of my comments, the mildest of the three, had been posted but also that the thread had been suddenly closed.

    Below are the critical parts of the two comments of mine that the estimable moderators at WSR apparently found unfit to post.

    Imagine if a toy store were targeting children with political propaganda that was comparably blatant but from the Right. Do you mean to tell me that you and the others who posted glowing comments here would not be screaming bloody murder?

    “Shameful!” “Deplorable!” “Unconscionable!” “Political exploitation of innocent children!” “Brain-washing” “Indoctrination!” “Child abuse!” “Political kiddie porn!”

    Does anyone actually doubt that those are the cries we would be hearing?

    How blindly partisan does one have to be to find either H. Rodham-Clinton or D.J. Trump a positive exemplar for the young?

    Incidentally, did any of the H. Rodham-Clinton merchandise portray that estimable woman as the rabid warmonger that the interventionist foreign policy that she supported as Senator and then presided over as Secretary of State clearly revealed her to be[1]? (An overwhelming majority of the victims of such happen to be Muslim, no less. But who cares about bombing civilians in their lands? We all know that it’s wishing to merely restrict the privilege of immigration to a sovereign nation that’s what’s really deplorable.)

    [1]As documented by such journalists as, among many others, Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill.

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    Dissident, regarding the 1st of your 2 unpublished comments, I wonder if the golden rule is even known to these people. They read different books than we do. Trying to get a point in on these lefty sites is a lost cause - they want a CONVERSATION, meaning a bunch of support from their lefty readers. You were mucking that up. They were going along fine and you had to try to slip some truth
    in there. Bad form!

    Like you said, you knew better. You were right.
    , @Forbes

    eschewing the then-standard blond, blue-eyed, male-dominated version of reality
     
    I'm a bit older than nursery school in 1971--and I don't recall this version of reality. That a toy store of the Upper West Side (Moscow on the Hudson) is partisan is Captain Renault-level shocking.
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  68. Gneisenau says:
    @Abe

    Abigail’s face brightens at that word: island. I know what she’s thinking. Islands are places of primal innocence and cultural distinctiveness, such as Haida Gwaii or Never Never Land.
     
    Until I bothered checking just so as to not look like a fool I was certain 'Haida Gwai' was the new, SJW-preferred, ethno-sensitive and fire-a$$, fierce-as-f@ck nomenclature for Hawaii and that the writer expected all her readers to be good-whyte enough to already know that. Maybe it soon will be...

    Actually Haida Gwai is the aboriginal name for an archipelago in British Colombia formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands.

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  69. @SimpleSong
    The problem with Canada is they should have just stuck with being part of the British Empire and not decided to become their own country. They are (or used to be) genetically and culturally British anyway--this is not like the Raj. If they thought of themselves as British, then they have Shakespeare, Lord Nelson, Newton, James Watt. As Canadians they have Wayne Gretzky. Their culture actually is sorta lame.

    Anyway one important job of parenting is letting your child know who he really is and these guys have failed, failed failed. From a very young age my anglo-german american kids understood that their people invented the automobile, indoor plumbing, calculus, etc., and our Mexican neighbors' people invented the burrito. Sounds cruel but disdain is useful for keeping the family united. And the kids are quite motivated in school as they don't want to disappoint their ancestors.

    Canada didn’t leave the British Empire, the Empire left us. Canada only got its full independence in 1982, when the British North America Act was repatriated and revised as the Constitution Act. Unfortunately it’s a document of our times. It has loopholes for affirmative action and new room for activists judges to help prevent us peasants from spawning a Canadian Hitler. On the positive side, it also has a “notwithstanding clause” that lets any province override anything outlined elsewhere in the document. That’s kind of fun.

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    I think that one reason why political correctness goes much further in Canada than the United States is the end of the British Empire.

    Until after the second war Canadians defined themselves as North Americans who were part of the Empire/Commonwealth. Once it was clear that the Empire was over there was no compelling reason for our existence as a country (except for Quebec, but that is another story). In the seventies there was a lot of talk of Canada's search for identity.

    What happened was the Liberals, headed by Trudeau the elder, redefined Canada as a bilingual, multicultural country. In the states there is a story of revolution and becoming a democracy. In European countries there are genuine national traditions. In Canada our national story, Loyalists fleeing the American republic to live as subjects of the King had become an embarrassment. There was no strong ethnic tradition of a language, religion or even food that defined us. So multiculturalism and the idea of being at the leading edge of social progress was uncritically accepted in a way that could not have been in other countries.

    Several years ago I was at a public event to commemorate the song "The Maple Leaf forever". It was the unofficial national anthem of Canadian troops in Europe in the second war. The musicians announced that the traditional lyrics were unsingable and replaced them with a paen to mass immigration.

    Only in Canada, pity me.
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  70. Plus, my husband and I are children of missionaries and harbour an acute guilt for the cultural imperialism of our forebears.

    This sort of mental illness leads to death.

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  71. Tiny Duck says:

    That woman is neurotic

    Her daughter is expressing the truth and should embrace it

    Her daughter should not have kids or at least hear a Chikd of Color

    No shite people=no racism

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    Say...what?
    , @fish

    Tiny be dreamin ob negro fellatio


    It be what all de delicate white ghey boys be dreamin bout


    - Leonard Bad Mo Fo Pitts
     
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  72. @Neoconned
    Visited Vancouver in July 2016. I actually hooked up there w a female friend of Canadian activist Laura Southern. We visited bars, a pot cafe & a strip club. She was a cute little thing.

    The "rain" didnt feel like rain.

    Rather it felt like a mist almost. It was besides LA, Denver, or San Francisco the favorite city ive been to west of the Mississippi.

    Its the only city besides Chicago & San Francisco that reminds me of NYC

    I loved it and felt ridiculously safe there, even while on Hastings Street.

    It was weird though when i told ppl i was from New Orleans. They all thought it was cool for some reason.

    This writer is a swpl to the core

    The coastal pacific northwest is spectacular in so many ways… and completely dominated by the craziest white liberals known to man.

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    I'm actually considering writing.a travelogue type book on the trip but it was very much a Kerouac type thing though my mode of transportation was Amtrak, Greyhound and Megabus.

    I often say the bus ride from Vegas to LA thru the joshua trees and the San Gabriels and then the Amtrak ride from L.A. to San Jose where you go thru Big Sur and the coastal mointains, and then the Amtrak ride to Vancouver from Seattle where you see the coast and the coastal mountains in Washington state and last the bus ride in north Oregon along the Columbia River and then the Amtrak ride thru the Rockies on the California Zephyr train from SLC to Denver.....that made the trip for me.....
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  73. @frayedthread
    Take him/her to a string concert or recital - some Chopin or Beethoven maybe?

    Not very British, old man. Das Land ohne Musik and all that.
    Take her down the pub, get hammered, and leave her behind by accident. It’s traditional.
    Be alright if it’s a trad Irish or Scottish ceilidh night, she might even learn something useful, like the spoons, or Bad Words that nobody else on the planet understands (catnip for young children).

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    There's some very good English music from the Renaissance (Tallis, Purcell, etc.,) but obviously that's not to everyone's taste. I'm not sure what happened for the following two hundred years. I'm not sure we would even remember Elgar if it weren't for the tune to Land of Hope and Glory/Pomp and Circumstance.
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  74. Anne Lid says:

    I do not know whether it is satire or not, but something similar happened to us during Black History Month when my son was about seven. He questioned me about black sprinters and such (we never talked about athletics before) then hung his head and said in quiet desperation ‘I guess they are just better then us.’

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    She's deeply confused, or just lost. No grounding, no bearings. On a journey, has no clue about her destination.
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  76. Jason Liu says:

    Ironically “high tea” sounds like what a foreigner with no personal understanding of British culture would consider British culture

    Sometimes I am inclined to feel bad for whites, but then I quickly realize that people this pathetically self-debasing don’t deserve to exist, lest their undesirable genes are blended with the rest of humanity…

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  77. Dr. X says:

    At breakfast, in the glass-towered city of Vancouver, five-year-old Abigail looks glumly at her half-eaten bowl of cereal.

    “What is it, honey?” I brush the bangs back from her face.

    She lets out a big sigh. “I wish I wasn’t white.”

    Little Abigail has been so indoctrinated by her leftist parents, when it’s time for her adolescent rebellion she’s going to have to become a neo-Nazi.

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    Yee-haaaa! Dead right. Somebody get that little girl a Harley and a Stahlhelm for Christmas. Ponies BTFO.
    , @sayless
    she's going to have to become a neo-Nazi

    I hope she does. Her moronic parents need a workout.
    , @Anonymous
    Absolutely.

    How is this any different or worse than terrorising children with tales of Hell and Damnation? The parallel is closer than these SJW parents realise. Just as loony Christian parents are the biggest generators of atheists, this indoctrination is going to create a lot of Nazis in the years to come.
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  78. @Hannah Katz
    Tell the little tyke that we are all descended from conquerors and the conquered. Folks in the UK are descended in part from the original inhabitants (we don't even know what language family they were members of - talk about oppression), who were conquered by the Celts, who were in turn conquered by the Angles, Saxons and Jutes. So she is descended from oppressed people too. :-)

    Or remind her that her people group has invented just about everything that is worth anything in the history of the world. Except slavery. That was invented by Africans. And separately by those wonderful Native Americans that used to conquer each other, rape and murder, only after torture. We should have a holiday to celebrate them, or something...

    Oi! AngloNorman checking in (both sides, weird misspelled Frog name on mum’s side to this day, dad’s just named after the landholding). We ain’t been oppressed by nobody, much. Apart from Protestants, I suppose, which is why we’re broke now.

    Oppressing. It’s what we do best. Just embrace it.
    Oh, and Rules. Lots and lots of “oppressive” Rules. Rules for Sport mainly, as is only right and proper, but there’s some pretty cool Rules of Law, War, Science, Navigation and so on chucked in, for the never-got-picked-for-the-team types.

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  79. carol says:
    @Tiny Duck
    That woman is neurotic


    Her daughter is expressing the truth and should embrace it

    Her daughter should not have kids or at least hear a Chikd of Color

    No shite people=no racism

    Say…what?

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  80. Marck says:
    @yaqub the mad scientist
    When her little sock puppet gets older, she can crib what I told my son when he was 14 or so:

    "Your people don't crank out interesting costumes or much beautiful music, and their food sucks-that's what people mean most of the time by culture. Instead, they created a civilization in the late middle ages, hallmarked by some good dramatists. They came up with parliamentary democracy, modern physics, much of calculus, trial by jury, and early telecommunications. This came about in a spirit of extreme individualism. They spread it wide. As with all expansive civilatizations, they treated others like shit a lot of the time, as did the Spanish, the Romans, the Arabs, the Ottomans, the Han. Your direct ancestors came to Virginia and the Carolinas in the 17th century, and were founding stock people. They fought under Washington, Jackson, Bragg, and Cleburne in the 18th and 19th centuries. Your culture is what is around you in your daily life- for they brought it here, the good and the bad. "

    In reality, they created the finest, most beautiful ever to hit human ears – Classical music.

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    A cappella Beach Boys is also pretty incredible and an excellent example of white American culture. When people say "whites have no culture," they forgetting about the surf/car culture of the '60s (in addition to a whole lot of other things, of course).
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  81. @Tyrion

    It was weird though when i told ppl i was from New Orleans. They all thought it was cool for some reason
     
    New Orleans IS cool.

    It is also proof that progressives are scum. If they really gave a shit about black people they'd send the army into all of the areas outside the centre with orders to drag any black man sitting by the side of the street to jail and anyone shambling around like the walking dead off to dry out from their drugs.

    I cannot imagine how bloody awful having to live an honest life amid that level of crime and social degradation must be.

    Still, as I said, the city is fun.

    Yeah ya right.

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  82. songbird says:
    @AM

    We thought we were raising an enlightened child, Tama Ward writes, but have we robbed our daughter of her cultural roots?
     
    Yes, you have you dorks. (Was that harsh? Probably.)

    She's only the latest wave of children being indoctrinated like that. I was on the front lines of that cultural wave. I remember feeling the very same way.

    Other people could have holidays and believe things. I had to say "Happy Holidays", lest I offend. Other people had traditions worth keeping and religions to comfort them during major life passages. I had nothing but oppression as a history and the "sophistication" of "knowing" that Christianity was all rot. Nothing to replace it of course, except a tree at Christmas and candy at Easter.

    I can remember wanting to be my 8th grade educated, rather shallow at times grandmother so badly at times during college. She went to church and never really worried about who she might offend by being herself. She just lived her life. Imagine!

    So at some point after the kids came, I took on Christianity again to see if there was something there that redeemed it. Like my parents, it turns out my ancestors were not as stupid as previously presumed. Nor were they the black hearted villains that I had been taught in history class.

    And interestingly, in fact, almost every time that Christians in history have done something less than stellar, there was backstory and complexity. Meanwhile, Islam, which was presented to me at some point as an "advanced" religion has not held up either. It's Golden Era intellectual production was run in part by Christians and Jews. Slavery is not really against the Islamic mindset. On and on with the lies around Islam.

    Their "enlightened" point of view is a bunch lies pushed by leftists, eager to dismantle Western Civilization. They want little Abigail to view herself as a nameless widget in system, lest she note that her civilization, when it embraces it's true nature is one of the best the planet has ever seen.

    The so-called Golden Era is largely a contrived and false diversity propaganda effort, targeted intentionally at school children to twist their minds, imo.

    It’s all utopianism. They don’t teach the most basic truths about the conquest or occupation. The Cathedral of Cordoba is presented as a stolen mosque. Not as a Visgothic church and various other buildings that were harvested for their masonry to make a mosque.

    It is quite similar to how the Crusades are always presented. They never mention the time an Ottoman army desecrated a church outside the walls of Rome.

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  83. JohnnyD says:

    I think the point of this article was to show off their child’s wokeness.

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  84. SDMatt says:

    and dad mentions to his son all the sports Their People invented: ice hockey, soccer, basketball,

    Speak Canadian: it’s “hockey,” not “ice hockey.”

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    Speak Canadian: it’s “hockey,” not “ice hockey.”
     
    It's best not to mention ice in Canada. You can't even get it in a soda unless you ask and then they look at you funny. (It makes the soda cold and you get less of it.)
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  85. @Dr. X

    At breakfast, in the glass-towered city of Vancouver, five-year-old Abigail looks glumly at her half-eaten bowl of cereal.

    “What is it, honey?” I brush the bangs back from her face.

    She lets out a big sigh. “I wish I wasn’t white.”
     
    Little Abigail has been so indoctrinated by her leftist parents, when it's time for her adolescent rebellion she's going to have to become a neo-Nazi.

    Yee-haaaa! Dead right. Somebody get that little girl a Harley and a Stahlhelm for Christmas. Ponies BTFO.

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  86. iffen says:

    Steve,

    I know you are talented, but how in the world do you get newspapers to run articles like that?

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  87. J1234 says:

    Plus, my husband and I are children of missionaries and harbour an acute guilt for the cultural imperialism of our forebears.

    Someone didn’t think too much before having children. Someone didn’t apply nearly enough critical thinking towards critical theory. Someone presumed that lies, falsehoods and inaccurate stereotypes about her ethnicity about could never come from the downtrodden brown people of the world or their advocates. And be directed at her innocent child. Leftists never seem to connect the dots and figure out that a level of guilt that would require psychiatric treatment for an individual doesn’t suddenly become healthy when applied to groups of people.

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    Missionaries? F**kit, fetch the big pot, lads.
    , @Alden
    Isn't trying to convert locals to an evil European religion an evil mortal sin against multi cult? Shouldn't converting the indigenes be a crime?

    Isn't what the evil Spanish missionaries did 500 years ago in Latin America?
    How dare this woman impose her evil Christianity on the indegines.
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  88. @Alden
    Music and food? Well msybe the English are bad at music and food, but the rest of Europe came up
    with glorious music and great food.

    And I love bagpipes and real Irish music and blue grass which is basically Irish music via the Irish slaves in America.

    Off topic a bit. I'm driving grand children on their shadow visits as they're called to private high schools they will attend next year.

    3 kids, I've been to 7 of those schools in the last 2 weeks. And everyone of those schools has a huge sign right in front
    " xxx school welcomes dreamers". It's a variety of schools including Crystal Springs and UniversitySF. What this means is that it's no longer the upper 10 percent destroying the lower 90 percent's children, but destroying their own children.

    I don't like Whites as a group. The upper class is destroying the rest of us and the rest of us just did nothing about it.


    Music and food? Well msybe the English are bad at music and food, but the rest of Europe came up
    with glorious music and great food.

    Memo: “My people” =British. “Founding stock”= English, Scots, Welsh,some Huguenots, a few Poles, Dutch,etc., and the enslaved and free blacks.

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    Pennsylvania Germans are founding stock also
    , @Alden
    Re English food, I love Sheperd's pie and fish pie. My kids discovered Ploughman's lunch on British Rail. I sent them to buy us food and they came back with the delicious crusty roll delicious cheddar and pickled onions. Real cheese on a train! Imagine that! Yum yum
    Am track has nothing but disgusting frozen pizza as the best meal and disgusting 10 day old pastries and sandwiches. British Rail has Amtrak food beat by 1,000 percent.
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  89. “White people have no culture”. That sounds like the Jews talking. Jews are the only whites with culture. All other whites have no culture, other than slavery, colonialism and committing genocide against non-whites and Jews. That’s what my kids are being taught at school.

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    Not just Jews (though that "Tama" name sets off paranthetical bells in my ears). Other white minorities are allowed little bits of discrete cultural markers, usually having to do with food and music. Especially ones who can claim oppression from the English, WASPs, and/or Germans, or if they possess generalized Ellis Island immunity.

    For instance, on the Sopranos they called regular America "Elvis Country," repeated the "Wonderbread" slander, and claimed Rape of the Culture for us stealing pizza, espressos, and so forth. Or My Big Fat Greek Wedding, where the father claimed Greeks invented everything. Which was played for laughs, but didn't come off as racist. He was allowed that sort of chauvinism, because Greeks are an ethnic minority among whites in this country.

    The Irish get make-believe special minority status, maybe because of their self-appointed status as the "blacks of Europe." It adds up to nothing more than the color green, four leaf clovers, annual marches, and whiskey. Really, they're in the same boat as the English, Scots, and Germans, which is cultureless, though they're the biggest ethnic groups in the country.

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  90. @Citizen of a Silly Country
    If this lady wasn't such a wuss, she'd have endless tales of English and Scottish achievements.

    My God, from this little island came Shakespeare, the Industrial Revolution, countless scientific discoveries, perhaps the greatest navy the world has ever seen and a people who ruled half the world with a ridiculously small army.

    This little girl should be bursting at the seams with ethnic/racial/cultural pride.

    I tell my kids all the time about the achievements of our people. I remind them constantly that their people created practically everything that they see. Good lord, pound for pound, the Scots might be the greatest people on earth. The Germans took on the world - twice! The Irish produced great literature. The Norwegians . . . well, it's been awhile but the Vikings were pretty bad ass. Their white American ancestors picked up right were the British left off.

    You come from the greatest people yet to roam this planet. When your teachers trash on your people, tell them to suck it and show you any other people who have accomplished a tenth of what your people have!

    That’s the problem. Do fish know they’re wet? We are The Culture, globally. Everyone else, including billions of Chinese, Indians and so on, is just pulling stuff out of the dress-up box now, and forever.
    I’ll bet the Gauls, Thracians and Dacians used to fester on about “muh culture”, as they toiled away on the latifundia of the Empire.
    “Our” culture may not survive, in all the long years that are to come. But if it doesn’t, neither will theirs.

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    In a sense we've gone "nose blind" (as air-freshening commercials have come to say) about America's cultural roots, which are largely English. Which is understandable, because most Americans are ignorant of history and tradition. If they know any of it, it's their own and not the rest of the world's (except on a very superficial level), and as such they have nothing to compare it to. This is because they're comfortable and lazy, but also because it's deliberately obscured from them.

    To a large degree the entire non-traditional world's culture is now in the clutches of what Moldbug called Universalism, which he has deriving from radical English Puritanism. Certainly it's from post-Christian Western Enlightenment culture. Those roots are heavily obscured. The dominant world elite culture tries to pass itself off as the application of Pure Reason, or something.

    I must admit, the product doesn't feel like culture. It's cold, simple modernity, stripped in as many ways as possible of reference to any particular culture, lest it think itself parochial. But we aren't interchangeable consumption units yet, and we still believe things and sound our days doing things that aren't determined Brave New World-style.

    Whence did such religion as we still possess, our laws, manners, mores, cuisine, music, sartorial style, courtship rituals, dance, to put it briefly all of our folkways that didn't originate in Washington's, on Madison Ave., or in the Ivory Towers of academia derive? Jolly Olde England, for one. (Not as much concerning food and music, though.) That's the biggie.* But his would anyone know, anymore?

    * I say that as someone without English blood. I'm Irish, Scottish, German, Swiss, and miscellaneous other kinds of white, and also Catholic. But my forebears came here, and here their descendants got very English.

    , @guest
    I should add, Americans' ignorance of the English roots of American culture can be partly explained by the fact that the forms of culture still allowed by Universalism to be passed down are ones that can be easily commoditized the. For instance, food and music. English food is crap, and their music is drowned out by black and Irish music on the pop level and German and other European nations' music on the classical level.

    As for German culture, regular Americans' ignorance of its impact is perfectly understandable as a result of official suppression and peer pressure surrounding the World Wars.

    , @anon
    Look, I loathe cultural relativism as much as the next guy, but I think it's a little unfair lumping the Chinese in with the rest of the backwaters of the world. Granted, in the last few centuries they weren't top dog, but in the long view they were pretty damn civilized compared to Europe for most of recorded history, and I think the long view is a reasonable one to have.

    Civilizations wax and wane: the Babylonians had archaeology for crissakes! Right now (and for the last half millenium) Western Civ has been on top and, moreover, the gains under it have been exponentially greater than those before it. BUT the fact that it was Europe that led was a contingent on history. Yes, we could go on and on about the extent to which Christianity or genetics or whatever caused the Enlightenment--and those are important debates--but they are fundamentally contingent facts.

    The idea that Western Civ is especially evil, however, is laughable. Do you really think "First Nations" or Africans wouldn't have pressed the advantages of gunpowder? GTFO
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  91. @Marck
    In reality, they created the finest, most beautiful ever to hit human ears - Classical music.

    A cappella Beach Boys is also pretty incredible and an excellent example of white American culture. When people say “whites have no culture,” they forgetting about the surf/car culture of the ’60s (in addition to a whole lot of other things, of course).

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    The Beach Boys vocal harmonic style, developed by Brian Wilson, was influenced heavily by the Four Freshmen. They, in turn, got their style from Big Band jazz and, ultimately, Barbershop.

    Barbershop style in mainstream culture today is a punchline. See for instance the B-sharps episode of the Simpsons. But it has its devotees, and plenty of people carrying on the tradition in competitions and recitals, museum-like. I'll bet nearly all of them are white.

    Surf rock was sorta like the white alternative to soul music: a major branch off the rock tree appealing much more to one race than others. Brian Wilson made it almost like Big Band jazz when he borrowed the Wall of Sound from Phil Spector. The Beatles of course expanded on the manipulation of recording techniques and professional musicians in the studio to make the Concept or Art Album a staple of rock. This was pushed to the extreme in progressive rock, which is the whitest of all rock, including heavy metal.

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  92. @J1234

    Plus, my husband and I are children of missionaries and harbour an acute guilt for the cultural imperialism of our forebears.
     
    Someone didn't think too much before having children. Someone didn't apply nearly enough critical thinking towards critical theory. Someone presumed that lies, falsehoods and inaccurate stereotypes about her ethnicity about could never come from the downtrodden brown people of the world or their advocates. And be directed at her innocent child. Leftists never seem to connect the dots and figure out that a level of guilt that would require psychiatric treatment for an individual doesn't suddenly become healthy when applied to groups of people.

    Missionaries? F**kit, fetch the big pot, lads.

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  93. guest says:
    @Alden
    Music and food? Well msybe the English are bad at music and food, but the rest of Europe came up
    with glorious music and great food.

    And I love bagpipes and real Irish music and blue grass which is basically Irish music via the Irish slaves in America.

    Off topic a bit. I'm driving grand children on their shadow visits as they're called to private high schools they will attend next year.

    3 kids, I've been to 7 of those schools in the last 2 weeks. And everyone of those schools has a huge sign right in front
    " xxx school welcomes dreamers". It's a variety of schools including Crystal Springs and UniversitySF. What this means is that it's no longer the upper 10 percent destroying the lower 90 percent's children, but destroying their own children.

    I don't like Whites as a group. The upper class is destroying the rest of us and the rest of us just did nothing about it.

    English music isn’t German or anything, but their reputation for being a “land without music” is slanderously overstated. Surely, many of the most famous composers associated with England either were German–Handel, J.C. Bach, Haydn–or weren’t of pure English descent–Delius, Holst. But there are plenty enough leftovers, some of them great:

    Purcell (can a country that produced Purcell truly be unmusical?)
    Elgar
    Britten
    Arne
    Byrd
    Tallis
    Dowland
    Gibbons
    Sullivan
    Gay
    Boyce
    Campion
    Avison

    Granted, a good share of that list is unrecognizable to those not steeped in classical music culture. But listen to them, they’re good.

    The English also invented musical comedy. (Arguably, I should say, but I don’t think there’s a real argument.)

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    "Land without music" is total poppycock. Some of the best lyricists were English. I would put English music against the music of any part of the third world.
    , @Anonymous
    Low church Protestantism traditionally has an unsympathetic attitude towards music. The puritan/dissenter tradition in English society remained strong for many years and tended to discourage development of musical talent.
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  94. Corn says:
    @eah
    OT

    Have they given out the Nobel Peace Prize yet? How about the Fields Medal?


    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DL0Ol4SVAAAOq8g.jpg


    http://auntielori.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/far-side-einstein.jpg

    Apparently ol’ Kamala has discovered the same thing as Principal Skinner on the The Simpsons: We are all alike except for the things that make us different.

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  95. Wilkey says:

    “But what happens if this family somehow could afford to have a second child in Vancouver, a boy, and dad mentions to his son all the sports Their People invented: ice hockey, soccer, basketball, baseball, football, tennis, golf, etc. etc.?”

    Dad could balance that out by mentioning that polo was invented by the Mongols, who hit the skulls of their victims around from horseback.

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  96. songbird says:
    @cwhatfuture
    I guess it is only cultural imperialism and not actual imperialism that is bad. Because if only her ancestors had conquered most of Mesoamerica in the name of the war god Huitzilopochtli and made the conquered pay tribute or die, things would be OK for the little girl. If only they had sacrificed thousands upon thousands of prisoners from those conquests, by ripping their hearts out with an obsidian blade, the little girl could be proud. That wasn't cultural imperialism. It was just imperialism because the Aztecs didn't care if you believed in Huitzilopochtli. They did.

    Now bringing law and liberty and Shakespeare to the world - no wonder the little girl is humiliated. Thank heaven she has high tea.

    I do get a laugh out of a lot of this imperialism stuff.

    During the Boxer Rebellion. There were a few hundred foreigners in a country of like 400 million. Easily, less than 0.01% of the population and probably closer to 0.001%. Some of them were Japanese. They built railroads and telegraph lines, which the Boxers destroyed. In short summary, that was the unpardonable imperialism that Chinese remembered for decades and decades.

    One park in one city was closed to the average Chinese. (perhaps because all the massacres of foreigners) Dogs were not allowed either. Somehow the Chinese remember it as “Dogs and Chinese not allowed” and made movies about it 70 years later. If only whites had that same sense of historical outrage.

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    Oh please. Even the contemporaries recognized what they were doing, as in the French cartoon China – the cake of Kings and Emperors . The intentional destruction of a sovereignty of a people and the expectation that China would turn into a colonized entity, split apart and marginalized, much like was done to India could only bring long-standing anger. And it should be noted that Chinese anger is almost always focused against the Anglo for the reason. For the Germans, who actually did assist the Chinese in "building railroads and telegraph lines" for the Chinese and not merely for imperialistic aims; and who additionally broke ranks with other Europeans to sell the Chinese weapons, teach the Chinese how to construct arsenals and built ships for them, are remembered very positively. Sino-German cooperation is high to this day.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-German_Center_for_Research_Promotion

    But for the Anglos: as J. G. Ballard wrote in the ending of Empire of the Sun - a contemporary and an Englishman - of the very attitude of the British sailors. He was perhaps more familiar with the Chinese than most(being born in Shanghai), wrote that a reckoning - deservedly - would come to the Anglos.

    As he said, Chinese have long memories. Good for good, and ill for ill.

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  97. guest says:
    @Another realist
    "White people have no culture". That sounds like the Jews talking. Jews are the only whites with culture. All other whites have no culture, other than slavery, colonialism and committing genocide against non-whites and Jews. That's what my kids are being taught at school.

    Not just Jews (though that “Tama” name sets off paranthetical bells in my ears). Other white minorities are allowed little bits of discrete cultural markers, usually having to do with food and music. Especially ones who can claim oppression from the English, WASPs, and/or Germans, or if they possess generalized Ellis Island immunity.

    For instance, on the Sopranos they called regular America “Elvis Country,” repeated the “Wonderbread” slander, and claimed Rape of the Culture for us stealing pizza, espressos, and so forth. Or My Big Fat Greek Wedding, where the father claimed Greeks invented everything. Which was played for laughs, but didn’t come off as racist. He was allowed that sort of chauvinism, because Greeks are an ethnic minority among whites in this country.

    The Irish get make-believe special minority status, maybe because of their self-appointed status as the “blacks of Europe.” It adds up to nothing more than the color green, four leaf clovers, annual marches, and whiskey. Really, they’re in the same boat as the English, Scots, and Germans, which is cultureless, though they’re the biggest ethnic groups in the country.

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    RE Sopranos, there was the great scene in which mob leader Phil Leotardo is speaking to some children about their Italian heritage and how they got screwed over by WASP America.

    Phil Leotardo: Leonardo was a great Italian and that was our name originally, Leonardo. But many years ago, when my grandpa came over from Sicily, they changed it at Ellis Island from Leonardo to Leotardo.

    Boy #3: Why'd they do that for?

    Phil Leotardo: Because they're stupid, that's why. And jealous. They disrespected a proud Italian heritage, and named us after a ballet costume.

    [girl raises her hand]
    Phil Leotardo: Marissa.

    Girl #2: That's for modern. In ballet, you wear tutus.

    Boy #2: It doesn't make a difference.

    Phil Leotardo: That's right, it doesn't.

     

    , @Dave Pinsen
    Irish are in a slightly different boat: they're the designated tough whites who, conveniently enough, can be played by other Northwest European ancestry whites. So Matt Damon, for example, who's of English, Scottish, Swedish, and Finnish ancestry, plays an Irish character in The Departed.
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  98. guest says:
    @Expletive Deleted
    That's the problem. Do fish know they're wet? We are The Culture, globally. Everyone else, including billions of Chinese, Indians and so on, is just pulling stuff out of the dress-up box now, and forever.
    I'll bet the Gauls, Thracians and Dacians used to fester on about "muh culture", as they toiled away on the latifundia of the Empire.
    "Our" culture may not survive, in all the long years that are to come. But if it doesn't, neither will theirs.

    In a sense we’ve gone “nose blind” (as air-freshening commercials have come to say) about America’s cultural roots, which are largely English. Which is understandable, because most Americans are ignorant of history and tradition. If they know any of it, it’s their own and not the rest of the world’s (except on a very superficial level), and as such they have nothing to compare it to. This is because they’re comfortable and lazy, but also because it’s deliberately obscured from them.

    To a large degree the entire non-traditional world’s culture is now in the clutches of what Moldbug called Universalism, which he has deriving from radical English Puritanism. Certainly it’s from post-Christian Western Enlightenment culture. Those roots are heavily obscured. The dominant world elite culture tries to pass itself off as the application of Pure Reason, or something.

    I must admit, the product doesn’t feel like culture. It’s cold, simple modernity, stripped in as many ways as possible of reference to any particular culture, lest it think itself parochial. But we aren’t interchangeable consumption units yet, and we still believe things and sound our days doing things that aren’t determined Brave New World-style.

    Whence did such religion as we still possess, our laws, manners, mores, cuisine, music, sartorial style, courtship rituals, dance, to put it briefly all of our folkways that didn’t originate in Washington’s, on Madison Ave., or in the Ivory Towers of academia derive? Jolly Olde England, for one. (Not as much concerning food and music, though.) That’s the biggie.* But his would anyone know, anymore?

    * I say that as someone without English blood. I’m Irish, Scottish, German, Swiss, and miscellaneous other kinds of white, and also Catholic. But my forebears came here, and here their descendants got very English.

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    In a sense we’ve gone “nose blind” (as air-freshening commercials have come to say) about America’s cultural roots, which are largely English.
     
    I have a recollection from my childhood in the 80s of my mother trying to convince me that we were somehow WASPs, even though my dad was Jewish and my mother was German Catholic...!
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  99. AM says:
    @SDMatt

    and dad mentions to his son all the sports Their People invented: ice hockey, soccer, basketball,
     
    Speak Canadian: it's "hockey," not "ice hockey."

    Speak Canadian: it’s “hockey,” not “ice hockey.”

    It’s best not to mention ice in Canada. You can’t even get it in a soda unless you ask and then they look at you funny. (It makes the soda cold and you get less of it.)

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    You can’t even get it in a soda

    Speak Canadian: it's "pop," not "soda."

    :) Couldn't resist.
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  100. @Dissident
    Apropos to the story itself as well as a number of the comments that have been posted so far:

    From a hybrid blog/local news site for the the Upper West Side of Manhattan that I follow, a recent glowing feature about a local toy store called West Side Kids. Selected excerpts follow, with a comment of mine that I knew better than to even bother submitting interspersed, followed by comments that I did submit but were not posted.


    “A is for activist is our bestselling book!”

    Also, before the 2016 election, West Side Kids carried Hillary Clinton paper dolls, action figures, and biographies, while Donald Trump merchandise was not represented – even as a joke.

    “I have a sales rep who couldn’t get over the fact that I was unwilling to buy Trump stuff and make money on it,” Bergman recalled. “I said, ‘I don’t want it in the store.’ One customer said, ‘Don’t you have to be bipartisan?’ I said, ‘No. I don’t. This store has to represent what we believe in.’”
     


    West Side Kids has been mixing play and politics from the time Bergman’s mother, Alice, opened the store in 1981. An early feminist and civil rights activist, Alice had started a handmade toy company in 1971 – when Bergman was in nursery school at West Side Montessori – called “Toys for All Children,” eschewing the then-standard blond, blue-eyed, male-dominated version of reality for a more ethnically diverse, non-sexist one.

    “She made an African-American, woman-doctor puppet – in 1971!” Bergman exulted. “She was way ahead of her time.”
     

    Perhaps. But in not yet offering a "transgender" Lesbian Muslim doll or the like, wouldn't this store now be behind the times?

    And, when possible, the toys are non-gender specific. I’m not going to carry a pink tool set. I’m going to carry a tool set and hope that boys and girls buy it.”

    Five or six years ago, Bergman finally began stocking Barbie.

    “With Amazon taking over the world of retail, we no longer have the option to only sell what we please,” she explained. “If we don’t have what people want, they can go online and buy it. We have to have a comprehensive selection of toys and more inventory all the time.
     

    I submitted three separate comment posts to this article. When I next checked, I discovered not only that only one of my comments, the mildest of the three, had been posted but also that the thread had been suddenly closed.

    Below are the critical parts of the two comments of mine that the estimable moderators at WSR apparently found unfit to post.


    Imagine if a toy store were targeting children with political propaganda that was comparably blatant but from the Right. Do you mean to tell me that you and the others who posted glowing comments here would not be screaming bloody murder?

    "Shameful!" "Deplorable!" "Unconscionable!" "Political exploitation of innocent children!" "Brain-washing" "Indoctrination!" "Child abuse!" "Political kiddie porn!"

    Does anyone actually doubt that those are the cries we would be hearing?
     


    How blindly partisan does one have to be to find either H. Rodham-Clinton or D.J. Trump a positive exemplar for the young?

    Incidentally, did any of the H. Rodham-Clinton merchandise portray that estimable woman as the rabid warmonger that the interventionist foreign policy that she supported as Senator and then presided over as Secretary of State clearly revealed her to be[1]? (An overwhelming majority of the victims of such happen to be Muslim, no less. But who cares about bombing civilians in their lands? We all know that it's wishing to merely restrict the privilege of immigration to a sovereign nation that's what's really deplorable.)

    [1]As documented by such journalists as, among many others, Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill.
     

    Dissident, regarding the 1st of your 2 unpublished comments, I wonder if the golden rule is even known to these people. They read different books than we do. Trying to get a point in on these lefty sites is a lost cause – they want a CONVERSATION, meaning a bunch of support from their lefty readers. You were mucking that up. They were going along fine and you had to try to slip some truth
    in there. Bad form!

    Like you said, you knew better. You were right.

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    @Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta
    We are experiencing a new series of "Stolen Generations" as an entire cohort of stalepale as well as male youth has been taught that they are intrinsically bad and of less value than their vibrant replacements.

    https://twitter.com/whitereddit/status/888203230626422784?lang=en

    The inculcated self-loathing & guilt will make the complexes & neuroses previously nurtured into Catholics & Jews seem a light-hearted joke.

    More addiction, borderline-personality complex, cutting, eating disorders, and "innovative" attention-getting gender presentations will be forthcoming...

    The “Look-at-Me” generation, expressing their cries for help the only way they have learned: Self-abnegation.

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  102. anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Note, not all five-year-olds being quoted on the Internet by their loving parents necessarily said exactly whatever their parents later claim they said.

    Hmmm, does a five year old know what ‘culture’ is and discusses it with others? I know adults who’d have a hard time defining it were they to be put on the spot. Take this with a grain, or rather a bag, of salt. Missionaries, eh? ‘Nuff said, round them all up and send them to the local gulag. They’ve been mucking things up for too many years now.

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    This woman is more like her Missionary parents than she imagines.
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  103. guest says:
    @Expletive Deleted
    That's the problem. Do fish know they're wet? We are The Culture, globally. Everyone else, including billions of Chinese, Indians and so on, is just pulling stuff out of the dress-up box now, and forever.
    I'll bet the Gauls, Thracians and Dacians used to fester on about "muh culture", as they toiled away on the latifundia of the Empire.
    "Our" culture may not survive, in all the long years that are to come. But if it doesn't, neither will theirs.

    I should add, Americans’ ignorance of the English roots of American culture can be partly explained by the fact that the forms of culture still allowed by Universalism to be passed down are ones that can be easily commoditized the. For instance, food and music. English food is crap, and their music is drowned out by black and Irish music on the pop level and German and other European nations’ music on the classical level.

    As for German culture, regular Americans’ ignorance of its impact is perfectly understandable as a result of official suppression and peer pressure surrounding the World Wars.

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    their music is drowned out by black and Irish music on the pop level
     
    Remind me again, are the Beatles black or Irish. I keep forgetting.

    Seriously, I can't think of a country outside of the USA more successful in popular music than Britain.
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  104. Forbes says:
    @dearieme
    Mind you, that wasn't High Tea. That was Afternoon Tea. Plain different thing.

    Much different than High Tea.

    And cutting the crusts off explanation is too funny. I remember it as a kid–nothing to do with ‘tea time.’ Little children very often don’t eat the sandwich crust, so the crust would get cut off before serving. Getting children to eat can be a battle–or a game. Just that simple.

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  105. @Citizen of a Silly Country
    If this lady wasn't such a wuss, she'd have endless tales of English and Scottish achievements.

    My God, from this little island came Shakespeare, the Industrial Revolution, countless scientific discoveries, perhaps the greatest navy the world has ever seen and a people who ruled half the world with a ridiculously small army.

    This little girl should be bursting at the seams with ethnic/racial/cultural pride.

    I tell my kids all the time about the achievements of our people. I remind them constantly that their people created practically everything that they see. Good lord, pound for pound, the Scots might be the greatest people on earth. The Germans took on the world - twice! The Irish produced great literature. The Norwegians . . . well, it's been awhile but the Vikings were pretty bad ass. Their white American ancestors picked up right were the British left off.

    You come from the greatest people yet to roam this planet. When your teachers trash on your people, tell them to suck it and show you any other people who have accomplished a tenth of what your people have!

    Maybe the little girl learned to hate her culture from watching the intro to the London Olympics. One of the saddest spectacles ever.

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    Check out the opening to the Vancouver Winter Olympics to see how much they gush about the Indian culture while relegating Whiteness to a few pop music references.
    , @Citizen of a Silly Country
    Yep. I'm not English, yet I was embarrassed.

    Actually, my kids had great respect for the opening of the Beijing Olympics. I told them that this is what the Chinese excel at, working in coordination to produce something amazing.

    A few years later, my kids were actually laughing at the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics. A bunch of blacks just dancing around. They mentioned the contrast to the Beijing ceremony.

    It doesn't take a lot to wake people up. Just allow them to notice things. (The key is helping them understand to keep their mouths shut . . . for now.)
    , @guest
    The part where they showed pastoral England and had Kenneth Branagh quoting Shakespeare (do I remember that correctly?) was okay. Then came the industrial revolution, which caused WWI (that was my interpretation) and turned the happy isle into something out of Nightmare Before Christmas.

    Then about as much time as had been spent covering history from Caesar to yesterday was spent on characters of indeterminate race texting eachother in a nightclub, set to music Danny Boyle must have listened to when he was a young buck. That's what a long chain of ancestors toiled and died for: so you can dick around with miraculous technology and hopefully get laid.

    The rest was a paeon to the National Health Service. Probably something about global warming, because there always is.

    Oh, and something with the sovereign and Angsty James Bond.

    , @The Anti-Gnostic
    I remember watching that spectacle and the cutaways to the royal family. They looked like they wanted to call in the RAF, but they haven't used their position to do anything. The founder of the Majority Rights blog had a good essay on the admittedly limited but real powers the Queen has but refuses to exercise as her country is deconstructed. Now she's an old, old woman and her son is a tired old man. William and Harry have settled into their pedestrian roles, probably cowed by the prospect of having to schlep in the private sector after the government nationalizes their assets.

    I asked a conservative Brit why they still bother with the whole farce and he explained that if the monarchy were deposed then the government would have to write a constitution, and it would be a monstrosity with every loony civil right anybody could dream up thrown in.

    As somebody mentioned, this is going to be a real problem for the Commonwealth. As somebody else mentioned, the Empire left them, and they don't have a galvanizing event like the American Revolution to rally around. Recall the French Empire left Quebec, so what is Quebec and why? They don't really have a good answer any more. The Australians and Canadians will be told by all the Chinese, Middle Eastern, African, Caribbean and other neo-Commonwealthers that it wasn't theirs to begin with, so what are you old Imperials still doing here, pretending to run things.
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  106. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta
    We are experiencing a new series of "Stolen Generations" as an entire cohort of stalepale as well as male youth has been taught that they are intrinsically bad and of less value than their vibrant replacements.

    https://twitter.com/whitereddit/status/888203230626422784?lang=en

    The inculcated self-loathing & guilt will make the complexes & neuroses previously nurtured into Catholics & Jews seem a light-hearted joke.

    More addiction, borderline-personality complex, cutting, eating disorders, and "innovative" attention-getting gender presentations will be forthcoming...

    We are experiencing a new series of “Stolen Generations” as an entire cohort of stalepale as well as male youth has been taught that they are intrinsically bad and of less value than their vibrant replacements.

    And they’re being robbed of their culture as it were (by casting it as an lame at best, or an inherited evil at worst). Good framing.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/06/decades-after-government-seizure-of-children-indigenous-canadians-will-receive-compensation

    Canada will pay compensation to thousands of indigenous ‘stolen children’

    Friday 6 October 2017 18.03

    The government will pay nearly $800m to survivors of the ‘Sixties Scoop’ policy, which forcibly removed aboriginal children from their families

    “Sixties Scoop” somehow seems an apt name too.

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  107. Wow, she should be grateful she is white, because she’ll be treated better when she is passed around the ring by those blessed multi-cultis.

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  108. anon says: • Disclaimer
    @International Jew
    I'd propose that diversity cross-product commonality equals zero.

    pedant-mode ON
    Actually, I think you mean diversity dot commonality is zero. The dot product measures the projection of one vector on to another. Since diversity and commonality would necessarily be perpendicular, the dot product would be zero.

    The cross product is a vector-valued function that reaches a maximum magnitude when the two input vectors are perpendicular (with direction perpendicular to both inputs, and polarity given by the right-hand rule), and magnitude zero when the two inputs are parallel. The cross product of diversity and commonality would thus have maximum magnitude.
    pedant-mode OFF

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    Arghh, how embarrassing. Thanks.
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  109. Forbes says:
    @Dissident
    Apropos to the story itself as well as a number of the comments that have been posted so far:

    From a hybrid blog/local news site for the the Upper West Side of Manhattan that I follow, a recent glowing feature about a local toy store called West Side Kids. Selected excerpts follow, with a comment of mine that I knew better than to even bother submitting interspersed, followed by comments that I did submit but were not posted.


    “A is for activist is our bestselling book!”

    Also, before the 2016 election, West Side Kids carried Hillary Clinton paper dolls, action figures, and biographies, while Donald Trump merchandise was not represented – even as a joke.

    “I have a sales rep who couldn’t get over the fact that I was unwilling to buy Trump stuff and make money on it,” Bergman recalled. “I said, ‘I don’t want it in the store.’ One customer said, ‘Don’t you have to be bipartisan?’ I said, ‘No. I don’t. This store has to represent what we believe in.’”
     


    West Side Kids has been mixing play and politics from the time Bergman’s mother, Alice, opened the store in 1981. An early feminist and civil rights activist, Alice had started a handmade toy company in 1971 – when Bergman was in nursery school at West Side Montessori – called “Toys for All Children,” eschewing the then-standard blond, blue-eyed, male-dominated version of reality for a more ethnically diverse, non-sexist one.

    “She made an African-American, woman-doctor puppet – in 1971!” Bergman exulted. “She was way ahead of her time.”
     

    Perhaps. But in not yet offering a "transgender" Lesbian Muslim doll or the like, wouldn't this store now be behind the times?

    And, when possible, the toys are non-gender specific. I’m not going to carry a pink tool set. I’m going to carry a tool set and hope that boys and girls buy it.”

    Five or six years ago, Bergman finally began stocking Barbie.

    “With Amazon taking over the world of retail, we no longer have the option to only sell what we please,” she explained. “If we don’t have what people want, they can go online and buy it. We have to have a comprehensive selection of toys and more inventory all the time.
     

    I submitted three separate comment posts to this article. When I next checked, I discovered not only that only one of my comments, the mildest of the three, had been posted but also that the thread had been suddenly closed.

    Below are the critical parts of the two comments of mine that the estimable moderators at WSR apparently found unfit to post.


    Imagine if a toy store were targeting children with political propaganda that was comparably blatant but from the Right. Do you mean to tell me that you and the others who posted glowing comments here would not be screaming bloody murder?

    "Shameful!" "Deplorable!" "Unconscionable!" "Political exploitation of innocent children!" "Brain-washing" "Indoctrination!" "Child abuse!" "Political kiddie porn!"

    Does anyone actually doubt that those are the cries we would be hearing?
     


    How blindly partisan does one have to be to find either H. Rodham-Clinton or D.J. Trump a positive exemplar for the young?

    Incidentally, did any of the H. Rodham-Clinton merchandise portray that estimable woman as the rabid warmonger that the interventionist foreign policy that she supported as Senator and then presided over as Secretary of State clearly revealed her to be[1]? (An overwhelming majority of the victims of such happen to be Muslim, no less. But who cares about bombing civilians in their lands? We all know that it's wishing to merely restrict the privilege of immigration to a sovereign nation that's what's really deplorable.)

    [1]As documented by such journalists as, among many others, Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill.
     

    eschewing the then-standard blond, blue-eyed, male-dominated version of reality

    I’m a bit older than nursery school in 1971–and I don’t recall this version of reality. That a toy store of the Upper West Side (Moscow on the Hudson) is partisan is Captain Renault-level shocking.

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  110. Forbes says:
    @Anonymous
    Hmm...

    http://tamaleighward.com/about/

    She’s deeply confused, or just lost. No grounding, no bearings. On a journey, has no clue about her destination.

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  111. anon says: • Disclaimer
    @AM

    Canada is not a culture.

    Canada is a political agreement.
     

    This is a big problem for them going forward. Canada appears to be another accidental brain fart of the English mind, unfortunately.

    Americans have that moment were we rallied around foundational documents/concepts, battles, and people.

    Canada's got "Well, we'd like to have train, like the Americans are about to get" and disinterest on the part of England to continue running the place. It's not exactly resistant to the concept of multiculturalism gone a muck.

    History factiod: Newfoundland only joined Canada in the 1950's (no train out to her island) and only then because she went way into debt and wanted welfare.

    That's what's holding Canada together - a sort of, "Well, we're not the US and we should probably work together." It's hard to be passionate about that. In many ways, the open sniping and competition between the English, Scots, and the French Canadians was much beneficial to the whole of Canada then the current pretending to like each other. It added some much needed energy into running the place.

    I love Quebec. I drive up there twice a year, and to this day it still cracks me up how Ontario bends over backward to give French equal billing to English in all the signage but the second you cross over the Macdonald-Cartier bridge *boom* F-you anglophone, I hope you parlez Francais…

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    anon, I noticed all the French on the QEW signage. Why? How many Yanks driving up to the Toronto airport speak French?
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  112. @Harry Baldwin
    Maybe the little girl learned to hate her culture from watching the intro to the London Olympics. One of the saddest spectacles ever.

    Check out the opening to the Vancouver Winter Olympics to see how much they gush about the Indian culture while relegating Whiteness to a few pop music references.

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  113. anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Anonymous
    I've been thinking about this lately. From elementary school onward, we (white kids) were taught to value other cultures than our own--African-American above all others, but also Asian, Latino, Amerind, African, Muslim, and so on. Our readings and lessons were always aimed at making sure we knew the sufferings of various other groups, as well as their towering achievements which had been devalued by the white man. We never had time for Milton, Virgil or Flaubert; Tolstoy or T.S. Eliot. Eliot, like Orwell, was a virtual apostate.

    But we always had time for Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, and Alice Walker. I knew Richard Wright, Langston Hughes and Paul Laurence Dunbar by heart. We read Jane Wagner's "J.T." in the fifth grade.



    “I wish my skin was dark and that I had a culture.”
     
    I've heard many people lately--adults even--who say "I wish I were Jewish." I notice that they watch a lot of television.

    Is it not my moral obligation to tell her that her feelings of poor self-worth are nothing compared with the psychological ruin of real racism?
     
    This is where it ends up--not just by dispossessing white people but by teaching white children that their 'feelings of poor self-worth' are irrelevant and inconsequential--because they are. By teaching white children that they are the very lowest of filth and deserve whatever bad things happen to them.

    It's from efforts like these--both in North America and in Europe--that we now have the phenomenon of rape victims (of both sexes) apologizing to their rapists--but only if the rapists are of color. (Which they usually are.) And most of these rapists are never apprehended, much less prosecuted. It wouldn't look nice. Meanwhile white rapists, along with other white criminals, are splashed across the front pages of every paper and news site in the world. And when we don't have enough of them, we simply make them up--with complete impunity.

    I’ve heard many people lately–adults even–who say “I wish I were Jewish.” I notice that they watch a lot of television.

    I’ve thought this to myself on more than one occasion. I have a super-jew last name, though, but my mother was Catholic… In her defense, dear old Mom thought I should get bar mitzvahed to make grandma happy but I was studying for Confirmation and thought it heretical at the time.

    Upon reflection, my paternal extended family has way more $$$ than my maternal extended family…

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    Hah! You wouldn't be baiting us, now would you? ;)
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  114. @black sea

    . . . my husband and I are children of missionaries and harbour an acute guilt for the cultural imperialism of our forebears.
     
    Some people may be genetically predestined to feel guilt over something they used to call original sin.

    The parents in this story are almost cartoonishly-explicit examples of post-Christian SJW savior complex. They would no doubt jump into traffic before they would criticize a ‘brown’ child’s culture to his face, but they do just that to their own poor child as if they’re reciting a liturgy (which they are, of course):

    Abigail’s life to date has been spent absorbing the endless lament of her adults over the injustices of European colonialism. Earlier that summer on a cross-Canada road trip, at what seemed like every historical site, I made a point of highlighting how the colonizing British had brought Indigenous culture to the edge of extinction with their foreign diseases, their land-grabbing policies and their culture-negating residential schools.

    They’re immolating their own child’s birthright on an altar of parental pride.

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    The parents in this story are almost cartoonishly-explicit examples of post-Christian SJW savior complex.
     
    I'd say totally cartoonish.

    The thing here is that SJWs moan and complain about past injustices (out of context, of course) with the implication that if we properly apologize while suckling and nurturing the various "oppressed" classes, a better world will come into being. The evidence seems otherwise, but it takes a while for that to sink in.
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  115. @yaqub the mad scientist

    Music and food? Well msybe the English are bad at music and food, but the rest of Europe came up
    with glorious music and great food.

    Memo: "My people" =British. "Founding stock"= English, Scots, Welsh,some Huguenots, a few Poles, Dutch,etc., and the enslaved and free blacks.

    Pennsylvania Germans are founding stock also

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    Found in the "etc".
    , @Anonymous
    Not to mention, the Angles and the Saxons originally came from....
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  116. @Thea
    They are metaphorically passing their children through the the fires of molech in sacrifice to their god Diversity.

    They are metaphorically passing their children through the the fires of molech in sacrifice to their god Diversity.

    Yes, just this — well said.

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  117. @guest
    Not just Jews (though that "Tama" name sets off paranthetical bells in my ears). Other white minorities are allowed little bits of discrete cultural markers, usually having to do with food and music. Especially ones who can claim oppression from the English, WASPs, and/or Germans, or if they possess generalized Ellis Island immunity.

    For instance, on the Sopranos they called regular America "Elvis Country," repeated the "Wonderbread" slander, and claimed Rape of the Culture for us stealing pizza, espressos, and so forth. Or My Big Fat Greek Wedding, where the father claimed Greeks invented everything. Which was played for laughs, but didn't come off as racist. He was allowed that sort of chauvinism, because Greeks are an ethnic minority among whites in this country.

    The Irish get make-believe special minority status, maybe because of their self-appointed status as the "blacks of Europe." It adds up to nothing more than the color green, four leaf clovers, annual marches, and whiskey. Really, they're in the same boat as the English, Scots, and Germans, which is cultureless, though they're the biggest ethnic groups in the country.

    RE Sopranos, there was the great scene in which mob leader Phil Leotardo is speaking to some children about their Italian heritage and how they got screwed over by WASP America.

    Phil Leotardo: Leonardo was a great Italian and that was our name originally, Leonardo. But many years ago, when my grandpa came over from Sicily, they changed it at Ellis Island from Leonardo to Leotardo.

    Boy #3: Why’d they do that for?

    Phil Leotardo: Because they’re stupid, that’s why. And jealous. They disrespected a proud Italian heritage, and named us after a ballet costume.

    [girl raises her hand]
    Phil Leotardo: Marissa.

    Girl #2: That’s for modern. In ballet, you wear tutus.

    Boy #2: It doesn’t make a difference.

    Phil Leotardo: That’s right, it doesn’t.

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    There is a bit of a satirical edge to this essay.
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  118. SDMatt says:
    @AM

    Speak Canadian: it’s “hockey,” not “ice hockey.”
     
    It's best not to mention ice in Canada. You can't even get it in a soda unless you ask and then they look at you funny. (It makes the soda cold and you get less of it.)

    You can’t even get it in a soda

    Speak Canadian: it’s “pop,” not “soda.”

    :) Couldn’t resist.

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    • Replies: @guest
    It's pop where I am, too. Which is about 6 hours or so away from Canada.
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  119. @Alden
    What a load!!!!!

    High tea only exists in romantic historical novels written by Americans.

    Her indentured servant ancestors had an evening meal called "tea" back home in glorious Great Britian. Most cultures call it dinner or supper. But this kid's ancestors had "tea" for the evening meal.

    The meal consisted of weak tea, bread and dripping. Dripping was the fat in which meat was fried. Poor people didn't have much meat so they bought dripping from the neighborhood cook shops. Then the French invented margarines and commercial canning and the British had tea, margarine and if lucky a scrap of cheap turnip and strawberry jam.

    High tea only exists in romantic historical novels written by Americans.

    It’s overtaking ‘afternoon tea’ in the vernacular, though. Here in Hong Kong lots of people really love going for ‘high tea’ at the five-star hotels.

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    I know. It's unbelievably profitable. They just put more chairs in the lobby and charge $40.09USD for a tea pot that holds 3 cups and some 1 1/2 inch diameter sandwiches and a couple 2 inch eclairs
    It was tried in America. It didn't go over well.
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  120. @Harry Baldwin
    RE Sopranos, there was the great scene in which mob leader Phil Leotardo is speaking to some children about their Italian heritage and how they got screwed over by WASP America.

    Phil Leotardo: Leonardo was a great Italian and that was our name originally, Leonardo. But many years ago, when my grandpa came over from Sicily, they changed it at Ellis Island from Leonardo to Leotardo.

    Boy #3: Why'd they do that for?

    Phil Leotardo: Because they're stupid, that's why. And jealous. They disrespected a proud Italian heritage, and named us after a ballet costume.

    [girl raises her hand]
    Phil Leotardo: Marissa.

    Girl #2: That's for modern. In ballet, you wear tutus.

    Boy #2: It doesn't make a difference.

    Phil Leotardo: That's right, it doesn't.

     

    There is a bit of a satirical edge to this essay.

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    That The Sopranos could be subtly hilarious at times was part of its greatness.
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  121. “I wish my skin was dark and that I had a culture.”

    Reminds me of a conversation I saw between a Black man and a White man on a CTA train downtown Chicago. The Black was telling the other guy that America lacked culture, as defined by the Black by what he had seen in Europe: graffiti, which Europeans apparently are overwhelmed by. [Look at any French movie based in current time, it's amazing, but graffiti is everywhere to be seen.]

    So, buy the girl a can of spray paint [Note: it is ILLEGAL to sell spray paint in the People's Republic of Chicago.] and tell her to have at it on the buildings! SHE will be “the culture!”

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  122. anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Expletive Deleted
    That's the problem. Do fish know they're wet? We are The Culture, globally. Everyone else, including billions of Chinese, Indians and so on, is just pulling stuff out of the dress-up box now, and forever.
    I'll bet the Gauls, Thracians and Dacians used to fester on about "muh culture", as they toiled away on the latifundia of the Empire.
    "Our" culture may not survive, in all the long years that are to come. But if it doesn't, neither will theirs.

    Look, I loathe cultural relativism as much as the next guy, but I think it’s a little unfair lumping the Chinese in with the rest of the backwaters of the world. Granted, in the last few centuries they weren’t top dog, but in the long view they were pretty damn civilized compared to Europe for most of recorded history, and I think the long view is a reasonable one to have.

    Civilizations wax and wane: the Babylonians had archaeology for crissakes! Right now (and for the last half millenium) Western Civ has been on top and, moreover, the gains under it have been exponentially greater than those before it. BUT the fact that it was Europe that led was a contingent on history. Yes, we could go on and on about the extent to which Christianity or genetics or whatever caused the Enlightenment–and those are important debates–but they are fundamentally contingent facts.

    The idea that Western Civ is especially evil, however, is laughable. Do you really think “First Nations” or Africans wouldn’t have pressed the advantages of gunpowder? GTFO

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    http://www.islamicity.org/2075/mahathirs-speech-on-a-changed-world/

    The Chinese invented explosives and used them to make noise in order to chase away the "dragons" and stop them from swallowing the sun and the moon during eclipses. Or simply as firecrackers during festivals. But when the Europeans came across the Chinese explosives, the first thing that they thought of was how to use them to propel their cannon balls further.
     
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  123. @Alfa158
    Steve;
    Have you looked at the background of the author of this piece and verified that this is not a satirical parody?
    I mean honestly, it is too pitch perfect not to be a parody. A genuine article would have had the occasional slight deviation from absolute GoodThink. This looks like something written by a version of Tiny Duck who has brains and more time to type.
    I didn't want to take the time to register with the Globe&Mail comments function otherwise I would have advised her that: "If something you are doing is indistinguishable from a parody of itself, then you need to stop doing it".

    It reads a little bit like Godfrey Elfwick’s oped in the Guardian.

    Another possibility is it’s by somebody who is aware and is just trying to help.

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    The self-identifier as a writer of "creative non-fiction" tells the tale.

    The only part of the story that's believable is that she has a daughter.
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  124. @Steve Sailer
    There is a bit of a satirical edge to this essay.

    That The Sopranos could be subtly hilarious at times was part of its greatness.

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  125. @anon
    I love Quebec. I drive up there twice a year, and to this day it still cracks me up how Ontario bends over backward to give French equal billing to English in all the signage but the second you cross over the Macdonald-Cartier bridge *boom* F-you anglophone, I hope you parlez Francais...

    anon, I noticed all the French on the QEW signage. Why? How many Yanks driving up to the Toronto airport speak French?

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    Exactly. And of those few Buffalans that are Francophones, what percentage couldn't figure out that the "rue" in "Rue Johnson Street" is kinda superfluous? Much like how I wonder how many Hispanics couldn't figure out that Emergency means Emergencia in a hospital...
    , @Alden
    It's the law. Canada is a bi lingual French English nation. That's unlike California which has about 20 languages on the ballots and various government signs and brochures.
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  126. @Catholic Philly Prole
    Pennsylvania Germans are founding stock also

    Found in the “etc”.

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  127. @Alfa158
    Steve;
    Have you looked at the background of the author of this piece and verified that this is not a satirical parody?
    I mean honestly, it is too pitch perfect not to be a parody. A genuine article would have had the occasional slight deviation from absolute GoodThink. This looks like something written by a version of Tiny Duck who has brains and more time to type.
    I didn't want to take the time to register with the Globe&Mail comments function otherwise I would have advised her that: "If something you are doing is indistinguishable from a parody of itself, then you need to stop doing it".

    For a fake she really takes it pretty far: https://mobile.twitter.com/tamaward?lang=en

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    She looks at least fifty, yet has a five-year-old? Poor kid may be mentally deficient.

    She claims to be Catholic but obviously isn’t. Cafeteria Catholic, more like.

    She has a category of her writings entitled “Creative Nonfiction” – stupid, ponpous, or both.

    A creature this obviously useless is invariably a trust-fund baby, married who supports her parasitism (less likely for someone so homely; I suspect surgeons in Vancouver can afford attractive wives), or party to some other shenanigans (for instance, she may well live in Port Angeles or some low-rent suburb of Vancouver; all the beaners and Filipinos living in shitholes like Richmond and Milpitas love to claim they live in “San José” or even “The San Francisco Bay Area” – actually, being self-important shits, they say “The Bay Area,” as if that meant anything in a world with thousands if not millions of bays...).
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  128. AKAHorace says:
    @Cagey Beast
    Canada didn't leave the British Empire, the Empire left us. Canada only got its full independence in 1982, when the British North America Act was repatriated and revised as the Constitution Act. Unfortunately it's a document of our times. It has loopholes for affirmative action and new room for activists judges to help prevent us peasants from spawning a Canadian Hitler. On the positive side, it also has a "notwithstanding clause" that lets any province override anything outlined elsewhere in the document. That's kind of fun.

    I think that one reason why political correctness goes much further in Canada than the United States is the end of the British Empire.

    Until after the second war Canadians defined themselves as North Americans who were part of the Empire/Commonwealth. Once it was clear that the Empire was over there was no compelling reason for our existence as a country (except for Quebec, but that is another story). In the seventies there was a lot of talk of Canada’s search for identity.

    What happened was the Liberals, headed by Trudeau the elder, redefined Canada as a bilingual, multicultural country. In the states there is a story of revolution and becoming a democracy. In European countries there are genuine national traditions. In Canada our national story, Loyalists fleeing the American republic to live as subjects of the King had become an embarrassment. There was no strong ethnic tradition of a language, religion or even food that defined us. So multiculturalism and the idea of being at the leading edge of social progress was uncritically accepted in a way that could not have been in other countries.

    Several years ago I was at a public event to commemorate the song “The Maple Leaf forever”. It was the unofficial national anthem of Canadian troops in Europe in the second war. The musicians announced that the traditional lyrics were unsingable and replaced them with a paen to mass immigration.

    Only in Canada, pity me.

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    I'd never heard of the song, so I looked up the lyrics (date to 1867, the year of the Confederation). I found them on a website lamenting that they were no longer considered "politically correct". Intrigued, I had to find out what these unsingable words were. Something on the order of Camptown Ladies? A prayer the injuns sober up and put on pants? A reminder that the French are untrustworthy papists?

    In Days of yore,
    From Britain's shore
    Wolfe the dauntless hero came
    And planted firm Britannia's flag
    On Canada's fair domain.
    Here may it wave,
    Our boast, our pride
    And joined in love together,
    The thistle, shamrock, rose entwined,
    The Maple Leaf Forever.

    [CHORUS]
    The Maple Leaf
    Our Emblem Dear,
    The Maple Leaf Forever.
    God save our Queen and heaven bless,
    The Maple Leaf Forever.

    At Queenston Heights and Lundy's Lane
    Our brave fathers side by side
    For freedom's home and loved ones dear,
    Firmly stood and nobly died.
    And so their rights which they maintained,
    We swear to yeild them never.
    Our watchword ever more shall be
    The Maple Leaf Forever

    [CHORUS]

    Our fair Dominion now extends
    From Cape Race to Nootka Sound
    May peace forever be our lot
    And plenty a store abound
    And may those ties of love be ours
    Which discord cannot sever
    And flourish green for freedom's home
    The Maple Leaf Forever

    [CHORUS]

    That's not even as harsh as the later verses of "The Star Spangled Banner." Of course those are about the limeys, not injuns or frogs, so no one gets too upset.
    , @dwb
    Trudeau just continued what had been underway for years.

    (Full disclosure: We are 'refugees' of a sort from Canada; we moved to the States when the old man (a surgeon) got fed up with the prospects under the Canadian health care system.)

    It's hard for Americans (and younger Canadians) to think of how obnoxious the creep has been. My grandfather refused to fly the maple leaf flag (the current national flag), which he called "Pearson's Rag" after Lester B Pearson wh0 junked the old one in the mid 1960s because the Union Jack offended the French people. He used to sneer at bilingualism (" 'Red-oo-EE?' What the hell does that mean?" he would say when stickers at the grocery store showed meat that was 'reduit' - discounted).

    I would offer that this likely fictitious little girl should just wait a few years. Soon, in Vancouver, she will be a small minority. And the people replacing her "culture-less" self won't give a hoot about making people who celebrate phony "cultural" crap like 1000 year old gods with names full of X and Ch in them.
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  129. anon says: • Disclaimer
    @guest
    In a sense we've gone "nose blind" (as air-freshening commercials have come to say) about America's cultural roots, which are largely English. Which is understandable, because most Americans are ignorant of history and tradition. If they know any of it, it's their own and not the rest of the world's (except on a very superficial level), and as such they have nothing to compare it to. This is because they're comfortable and lazy, but also because it's deliberately obscured from them.

    To a large degree the entire non-traditional world's culture is now in the clutches of what Moldbug called Universalism, which he has deriving from radical English Puritanism. Certainly it's from post-Christian Western Enlightenment culture. Those roots are heavily obscured. The dominant world elite culture tries to pass itself off as the application of Pure Reason, or something.

    I must admit, the product doesn't feel like culture. It's cold, simple modernity, stripped in as many ways as possible of reference to any particular culture, lest it think itself parochial. But we aren't interchangeable consumption units yet, and we still believe things and sound our days doing things that aren't determined Brave New World-style.

    Whence did such religion as we still possess, our laws, manners, mores, cuisine, music, sartorial style, courtship rituals, dance, to put it briefly all of our folkways that didn't originate in Washington's, on Madison Ave., or in the Ivory Towers of academia derive? Jolly Olde England, for one. (Not as much concerning food and music, though.) That's the biggie.* But his would anyone know, anymore?

    * I say that as someone without English blood. I'm Irish, Scottish, German, Swiss, and miscellaneous other kinds of white, and also Catholic. But my forebears came here, and here their descendants got very English.

    In a sense we’ve gone “nose blind” (as air-freshening commercials have come to say) about America’s cultural roots, which are largely English.

    I have a recollection from my childhood in the 80s of my mother trying to convince me that we were somehow WASPs, even though my dad was Jewish and my mother was German Catholic…!

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  130. Yak-15 says:

    I had this growing up to in my all white hood. Nearly all of my close friends were Italian. Italians were cool: they had the mafia, great food, fiery women and family togetherness. I also became somewhat jealous of their traditions and I wished I was Italian. Then I grew up and realized that Italians have a lot of issues.

    However, this Italian longing didn’t carry over to other ethnicities. All Latinos were Mexicans and Mexicans mowed your lawns and sang the Mexican Hat Dance. Greeks were generally gaudy and too hairy with goofy superstitions. East Asians were boring while Indians were bizarre.

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  131. fish says:
    @Tiny Duck
    That woman is neurotic


    Her daughter is expressing the truth and should embrace it

    Her daughter should not have kids or at least hear a Chikd of Color

    No shite people=no racism

    Tiny be dreamin ob negro fellatio

    It be what all de delicate white ghey boys be dreamin bout

    – Leonard Bad Mo Fo Pitts

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  132. songbird says:
    @guest
    English music isn't German or anything, but their reputation for being a "land without music" is slanderously overstated. Surely, many of the most famous composers associated with England either were German--Handel, J.C. Bach, Haydn--or weren't of pure English descent--Delius, Holst. But there are plenty enough leftovers, some of them great:

    Purcell (can a country that produced Purcell truly be unmusical?)
    Elgar
    Britten
    Arne
    Byrd
    Tallis
    Dowland
    Gibbons
    Sullivan
    Gay
    Boyce
    Campion
    Avison

    Granted, a good share of that list is unrecognizable to those not steeped in classical music culture. But listen to them, they're good.

    The English also invented musical comedy. (Arguably, I should say, but I don't think there's a real argument.)

    “Land without music” is total poppycock. Some of the best lyricists were English. I would put English music against the music of any part of the third world.

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  133. @Harry Baldwin
    Maybe the little girl learned to hate her culture from watching the intro to the London Olympics. One of the saddest spectacles ever.

    Yep. I’m not English, yet I was embarrassed.

    Actually, my kids had great respect for the opening of the Beijing Olympics. I told them that this is what the Chinese excel at, working in coordination to produce something amazing.

    A few years later, my kids were actually laughing at the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics. A bunch of blacks just dancing around. They mentioned the contrast to the Beijing ceremony.

    It doesn’t take a lot to wake people up. Just allow them to notice things. (The key is helping them understand to keep their mouths shut . . . for now.)

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  134. @Expletive Deleted
    Not very British, old man. Das Land ohne Musik and all that.
    Take her down the pub, get hammered, and leave her behind by accident. It's traditional.
    Be alright if it's a trad Irish or Scottish ceilidh night, she might even learn something useful, like the spoons, or Bad Words that nobody else on the planet understands (catnip for young children).

    There’s some very good English music from the Renaissance (Tallis, Purcell, etc.,) but obviously that’s not to everyone’s taste. I’m not sure what happened for the following two hundred years. I’m not sure we would even remember Elgar if it weren’t for the tune to Land of Hope and Glory/Pomp and Circumstance.

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    I don't mean to be nitpicky, but Purcell must be considered Baroque.

    You have a point, though I want to exclude popular music, because England always excelled at that, and I'm not really up on 18th century English music in general, so I can't intelligently comment on it. But during the high tide of classical music, from Bach the Elder through Wagner, England is largely missing. I don't know why that is.

    Except, perhaps, that in the Baroque era England got German kings and their high culture was German-centric for a bit. Which must be why Handel, J.C. Bach, and Haydn wrote some of their best stuff there. Maybe they sucked on the German teet for too long, and forgot how to compose when they were weaned off.
    , @whoever
    I've always loved of Elgar. Sitting at the piano and playing Salut d'Amour takes me away to pleasant Sunday afternoons in a peaceful, civilized world. Its companion piece, Sospiri, appeals to me in melancholy moments, and allows me to forget myself in the sadness of beautiful music.
    Both these pieces, and much more of Elgar, remind me of a civilization that has vanished away forever. But at least I have the echos of what was in these simple, elegant pieces.
    https://youtu.be/z7bagtkgbBI
    https://youtu.be/m7rB_PW44Yk
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  135. anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Buffalo Joe
    anon, I noticed all the French on the QEW signage. Why? How many Yanks driving up to the Toronto airport speak French?

    Exactly. And of those few Buffalans that are Francophones, what percentage couldn’t figure out that the “rue” in “Rue Johnson Street” is kinda superfluous? Much like how I wonder how many Hispanics couldn’t figure out that Emergency means Emergencia in a hospital…

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    anon, and you are exactly correct, but we are Buffalonians.
    , @Autochthon
    Rue Johnson Street? Pffft. Amateur hour. In Mexifornia we have The La Brea Tar Pits AND Los Altos Hills.
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  136. Neoconned says:
    @The Millennial Falcon
    The coastal pacific northwest is spectacular in so many ways... and completely dominated by the craziest white liberals known to man.

    I’m actually considering writing.a travelogue type book on the trip but it was very much a Kerouac type thing though my mode of transportation was Amtrak, Greyhound and Megabus.

    I often say the bus ride from Vegas to LA thru the joshua trees and the San Gabriels and then the Amtrak ride from L.A. to San Jose where you go thru Big Sur and the coastal mointains, and then the Amtrak ride to Vancouver from Seattle where you see the coast and the coastal mountains in Washington state and last the bus ride in north Oregon along the Columbia River and then the Amtrak ride thru the Rockies on the California Zephyr train from SLC to Denver…..that made the trip for me…..

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  137. @cwhatfuture
    I guess it is only cultural imperialism and not actual imperialism that is bad. Because if only her ancestors had conquered most of Mesoamerica in the name of the war god Huitzilopochtli and made the conquered pay tribute or die, things would be OK for the little girl. If only they had sacrificed thousands upon thousands of prisoners from those conquests, by ripping their hearts out with an obsidian blade, the little girl could be proud. That wasn't cultural imperialism. It was just imperialism because the Aztecs didn't care if you believed in Huitzilopochtli. They did.

    Now bringing law and liberty and Shakespeare to the world - no wonder the little girl is humiliated. Thank heaven she has high tea.

    On a family vacation about five years ago we were heading west out of the Twins on Hwy 12 and stopped in Delano to have breakfast. It might have been Independence, but I think it was Delano.

    The Three Stooges were singing, sort of on “stage,” at some bohemian cafe. My Bro-in-Law gets a table for our whole tribe (Minnesotans are damned accommodating – the “table” took a quarter of their seating) and after we eat eggs, bacon, and have cream-laden coffee (no, not 1/2 and 1/2 – the real thing), I am listening to what Curly is singing. It is an anthem to the Aztecs! The song mentions that “on the journey, some passed away so the others could pass on.” The music went on praising them for their environmental sensitivity, their honoring of women and their commitment to diversity! I am thinking, WTF? So I ask Curly whether he is an advocate of human sacrifice. Curly’s eyes get as big as Kennedys. Then Curly asks me why I am a bigot. Moe and Larry ignored me altogether.

    We are not dealing with rational human beings. We are dealing with idiots.

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  138. Neoconned says:
    @Tyrion

    It was weird though when i told ppl i was from New Orleans. They all thought it was cool for some reason
     
    New Orleans IS cool.

    It is also proof that progressives are scum. If they really gave a shit about black people they'd send the army into all of the areas outside the centre with orders to drag any black man sitting by the side of the street to jail and anyone shambling around like the walking dead off to dry out from their drugs.

    I cannot imagine how bloody awful having to live an honest life amid that level of crime and social degradation must be.

    Still, as I said, the city is fun.

    I was raised in a strict Southern Baptist type way so my religious upbringing had a lot to do w it. Also seeing my relatives become felons and “anything they can get” addicts and drunks cleaned me up.

    I’m not without my vices. I love women, i get drunk 2-3 times a month and very very occasionally partake of grass though thats mainly when i travel…..

    I suppose too if you didnt grow up here its real exotic. Growing up we ate gumbo and ate king caked and got 2 days off from school to do the parades….

    I’ve been immersed in it my whole life so its nothing new.

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    From reading your prior posts I know you have had a hard life. But reading this post, well, it reads like you have had a good life.
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  139. Alden says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    High tea only exists in romantic historical novels written by Americans.

     

    It's overtaking 'afternoon tea' in the vernacular, though. Here in Hong Kong lots of people really love going for 'high tea' at the five-star hotels.

    I know. It’s unbelievably profitable. They just put more chairs in the lobby and charge $40.09USD for a tea pot that holds 3 cups and some 1 1/2 inch diameter sandwiches and a couple 2 inch eclairs
    It was tried in America. It didn’t go over well.

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    It’s unbelievably profitable. They just put more chairs in the lobby and charge $40.09USD for a tea pot that holds 3 cups and some 1 1/2 inch diameter sandwiches and a couple 2 inch eclairs.

     

    Exactly. But I try to be optimistic. Perhaps there are at least a few children, and maybe even an adult or two, sitting at 'high tea' in the lobby of the Peninsula, for whom a small window is opened, briefly, letting in air and light from another time and place, where people had a different way of organizing their lives.

    In the article Steve quotes, the desperation with which the little girl latches on to this pathetic artifact that her mother has retrieved like an oddly-shaped bit of cultural driftwood is significant, and even moving. I hope she looks out through her murky little window and sees more.

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  141. Alden says:
    @Buffalo Joe
    anon, I noticed all the French on the QEW signage. Why? How many Yanks driving up to the Toronto airport speak French?

    It’s the law. Canada is a bi lingual French English nation. That’s unlike California which has about 20 languages on the ballots and various government signs and brochures.

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  142. Alden says:
    @yaqub the mad scientist

    Music and food? Well msybe the English are bad at music and food, but the rest of Europe came up
    with glorious music and great food.

    Memo: "My people" =British. "Founding stock"= English, Scots, Welsh,some Huguenots, a few Poles, Dutch,etc., and the enslaved and free blacks.

    Re English food, I love Sheperd’s pie and fish pie. My kids discovered Ploughman’s lunch on British Rail. I sent them to buy us food and they came back with the delicious crusty roll delicious cheddar and pickled onions. Real cheese on a train! Imagine that! Yum yum
    Am track has nothing but disgusting frozen pizza as the best meal and disgusting 10 day old pastries and sandwiches. British Rail has Amtrak food beat by 1,000 percent.

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  143. @Alden
    I know. It's unbelievably profitable. They just put more chairs in the lobby and charge $40.09USD for a tea pot that holds 3 cups and some 1 1/2 inch diameter sandwiches and a couple 2 inch eclairs
    It was tried in America. It didn't go over well.

    It’s unbelievably profitable. They just put more chairs in the lobby and charge $40.09USD for a tea pot that holds 3 cups and some 1 1/2 inch diameter sandwiches and a couple 2 inch eclairs.

    Exactly. But I try to be optimistic. Perhaps there are at least a few children, and maybe even an adult or two, sitting at ‘high tea’ in the lobby of the Peninsula, for whom a small window is opened, briefly, letting in air and light from another time and place, where people had a different way of organizing their lives.

    In the article Steve quotes, the desperation with which the little girl latches on to this pathetic artifact that her mother has retrieved like an oddly-shaped bit of cultural driftwood is significant, and even moving. I hope she looks out through her murky little window and sees more.

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  144. guest says:
    @Days of Broken Arrows
    A cappella Beach Boys is also pretty incredible and an excellent example of white American culture. When people say "whites have no culture," they forgetting about the surf/car culture of the '60s (in addition to a whole lot of other things, of course).

    The Beach Boys vocal harmonic style, developed by Brian Wilson, was influenced heavily by the Four Freshmen. They, in turn, got their style from Big Band jazz and, ultimately, Barbershop.

    Barbershop style in mainstream culture today is a punchline. See for instance the B-sharps episode of the Simpsons. But it has its devotees, and plenty of people carrying on the tradition in competitions and recitals, museum-like. I’ll bet nearly all of them are white.

    Surf rock was sorta like the white alternative to soul music: a major branch off the rock tree appealing much more to one race than others. Brian Wilson made it almost like Big Band jazz when he borrowed the Wall of Sound from Phil Spector. The Beatles of course expanded on the manipulation of recording techniques and professional musicians in the studio to make the Concept or Art Album a staple of rock. This was pushed to the extreme in progressive rock, which is the whitest of all rock, including heavy metal.

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  145. Alden says:
    @J1234

    Plus, my husband and I are children of missionaries and harbour an acute guilt for the cultural imperialism of our forebears.
     
    Someone didn't think too much before having children. Someone didn't apply nearly enough critical thinking towards critical theory. Someone presumed that lies, falsehoods and inaccurate stereotypes about her ethnicity about could never come from the downtrodden brown people of the world or their advocates. And be directed at her innocent child. Leftists never seem to connect the dots and figure out that a level of guilt that would require psychiatric treatment for an individual doesn't suddenly become healthy when applied to groups of people.

    Isn’t trying to convert locals to an evil European religion an evil mortal sin against multi cult? Shouldn’t converting the indigenes be a crime?

    Isn’t what the evil Spanish missionaries did 500 years ago in Latin America?
    How dare this woman impose her evil Christianity on the indegines.

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  146. guest says:
    @SDMatt
    You can’t even get it in a soda

    Speak Canadian: it's "pop," not "soda."

    :) Couldn't resist.

    It’s pop where I am, too. Which is about 6 hours or so away from Canada.

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  147. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @guest
    Not just Jews (though that "Tama" name sets off paranthetical bells in my ears). Other white minorities are allowed little bits of discrete cultural markers, usually having to do with food and music. Especially ones who can claim oppression from the English, WASPs, and/or Germans, or if they possess generalized Ellis Island immunity.

    For instance, on the Sopranos they called regular America "Elvis Country," repeated the "Wonderbread" slander, and claimed Rape of the Culture for us stealing pizza, espressos, and so forth. Or My Big Fat Greek Wedding, where the father claimed Greeks invented everything. Which was played for laughs, but didn't come off as racist. He was allowed that sort of chauvinism, because Greeks are an ethnic minority among whites in this country.

    The Irish get make-believe special minority status, maybe because of their self-appointed status as the "blacks of Europe." It adds up to nothing more than the color green, four leaf clovers, annual marches, and whiskey. Really, they're in the same boat as the English, Scots, and Germans, which is cultureless, though they're the biggest ethnic groups in the country.

    Irish are in a slightly different boat: they’re the designated tough whites who, conveniently enough, can be played by other Northwest European ancestry whites. So Matt Damon, for example, who’s of English, Scottish, Swedish, and Finnish ancestry, plays an Irish character in The Departed.

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  148. Somewhat off-topic, but this kneeling during the American anthem spectacle has now spread to the sport of hockey. Minnesota-born Tampa Bay Lightning forward J.T. Brown – son of a white woman and a former Vikings running back – is doing the black power fist during the singing of the American national anthem before each game he plays. He has performed this stunt three times already and is promising to do it more.

    Brown and his ditzy white wife from Northern Ontario are both going on Twitter calling anyone who utters the slightest criticism of his grandstanding as racist sons of bitches who should be doxxed. The cucked management of the Tampa Bay Lightning apparently have no problem with him doing this. He’s making a mockery of the sport and the people who created the game.

    There are approximately 30 black players in the NHL, or at least they’re technically black pursuant to the one-drop rule. Most of them are the products of absentee African-American or African fathers, and naive, lower-class Good White mothers from places like Minnesota and Quebec. It’s a shame what Brown is doing as the vast majority of these black NHL players were given places in elite white private schools, given free rides in majority-white colleges and now make millions playing a quintessentially white sport. My guess is that J.T. Brown and others like him rarely chilled with any real ‘brothas’ during their formative years and are trying to get some post-facto street cred.

    This topic is a piece of low hanging fruit which is just dying to be dissected. The mainstream media is too lame and politically correct to give it any sort of probing analysis.

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    There's no money in broadcasting hockey. Big money = NFL, NBA, MLB. And, Americans just lost out on World Cup - Americans are not gonna travel to Russia, now, and soccer will wane. All you can do is boo the hockey players who irritate you - or boycott their endorsers. Boycotting is disrupting/scaring the revenue stream of NFL.
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  149. guest says:
    @Harry Baldwin
    Maybe the little girl learned to hate her culture from watching the intro to the London Olympics. One of the saddest spectacles ever.

    The part where they showed pastoral England and had Kenneth Branagh quoting Shakespeare (do I remember that correctly?) was okay. Then came the industrial revolution, which caused WWI (that was my interpretation) and turned the happy isle into something out of Nightmare Before Christmas.

    Then about as much time as had been spent covering history from Caesar to yesterday was spent on characters of indeterminate race texting eachother in a nightclub, set to music Danny Boyle must have listened to when he was a young buck. That’s what a long chain of ancestors toiled and died for: so you can dick around with miraculous technology and hopefully get laid.

    The rest was a paeon to the National Health Service. Probably something about global warming, because there always is.

    Oh, and something with the sovereign and Angsty James Bond.

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  150. guest says:
    @Patrick Harris
    There's some very good English music from the Renaissance (Tallis, Purcell, etc.,) but obviously that's not to everyone's taste. I'm not sure what happened for the following two hundred years. I'm not sure we would even remember Elgar if it weren't for the tune to Land of Hope and Glory/Pomp and Circumstance.

    I don’t mean to be nitpicky, but Purcell must be considered Baroque.

    You have a point, though I want to exclude popular music, because England always excelled at that, and I’m not really up on 18th century English music in general, so I can’t intelligently comment on it. But during the high tide of classical music, from Bach the Elder through Wagner, England is largely missing. I don’t know why that is.

    Except, perhaps, that in the Baroque era England got German kings and their high culture was German-centric for a bit. Which must be why Handel, J.C. Bach, and Haydn wrote some of their best stuff there. Maybe they sucked on the German teet for too long, and forgot how to compose when they were weaned off.

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  151. whoever says: • Website
    @Patrick Harris
    There's some very good English music from the Renaissance (Tallis, Purcell, etc.,) but obviously that's not to everyone's taste. I'm not sure what happened for the following two hundred years. I'm not sure we would even remember Elgar if it weren't for the tune to Land of Hope and Glory/Pomp and Circumstance.

    I’ve always loved of Elgar. Sitting at the piano and playing Salut d’Amour takes me away to pleasant Sunday afternoons in a peaceful, civilized world. Its companion piece, Sospiri, appeals to me in melancholy moments, and allows me to forget myself in the sadness of beautiful music.
    Both these pieces, and much more of Elgar, remind me of a civilization that has vanished away forever. But at least I have the echos of what was in these simple, elegant pieces.

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  152. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
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    I’ve heard many people lately–adults even–who say “I wish I were Jewish.” I notice that they watch a lot of television.
     
    I've thought this to myself on more than one occasion. I have a super-jew last name, though, but my mother was Catholic... In her defense, dear old Mom thought I should get bar mitzvahed to make grandma happy but I was studying for Confirmation and thought it heretical at the time.

    Upon reflection, my paternal extended family has way more $$$ than my maternal extended family...

    Hah! You wouldn’t be baiting us, now would you? ;)

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  153. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Catholic Philly Prole
    Pennsylvania Germans are founding stock also

    Not to mention, the Angles and the Saxons originally came from….

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    Why don't we go back to Neanderthal while we're at it? The point of this post is the British civilization that did almost everything in this country and doesn't get to say it.
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  154. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
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    Note, not all five-year-olds being quoted on the Internet by their loving parents necessarily said exactly whatever their parents later claim they said.
     
    Hmmm, does a five year old know what 'culture' is and discusses it with others? I know adults who'd have a hard time defining it were they to be put on the spot. Take this with a grain, or rather a bag, of salt. Missionaries, eh? 'Nuff said, round them all up and send them to the local gulag. They've been mucking things up for too many years now.

    This woman is more like her Missionary parents than she imagines.

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  155. @anon
    pedant-mode ON
    Actually, I think you mean diversity dot commonality is zero. The dot product measures the projection of one vector on to another. Since diversity and commonality would necessarily be perpendicular, the dot product would be zero.

    The cross product is a vector-valued function that reaches a maximum magnitude when the two input vectors are perpendicular (with direction perpendicular to both inputs, and polarity given by the right-hand rule), and magnitude zero when the two inputs are parallel. The cross product of diversity and commonality would thus have maximum magnitude.
    pedant-mode OFF

    Arghh, how embarrassing. Thanks.

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    Nothing in the least embarrassing about admitting you made a mistake and admitting correction.
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  156. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
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    English music isn't German or anything, but their reputation for being a "land without music" is slanderously overstated. Surely, many of the most famous composers associated with England either were German--Handel, J.C. Bach, Haydn--or weren't of pure English descent--Delius, Holst. But there are plenty enough leftovers, some of them great:

    Purcell (can a country that produced Purcell truly be unmusical?)
    Elgar
    Britten
    Arne
    Byrd
    Tallis
    Dowland
    Gibbons
    Sullivan
    Gay
    Boyce
    Campion
    Avison

    Granted, a good share of that list is unrecognizable to those not steeped in classical music culture. But listen to them, they're good.

    The English also invented musical comedy. (Arguably, I should say, but I don't think there's a real argument.)

    Low church Protestantism traditionally has an unsympathetic attitude towards music. The puritan/dissenter tradition in English society remained strong for many years and tended to discourage development of musical talent.

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    Lutherans in contrast loved music, which might be why Germany got ahead. Catholics liked visual art as well as music, so they didn't have as much to spend on music as Lutherans did.
    , @The Last Real Calvinist

    Low church Protestantism traditionally has an unsympathetic attitude towards music.

     

    The Dutch also don't have too much to offer in the way of classical music -- certainly nothing in comparison to the vast genius of the Dutch masters painters.

    But then low church protestants in that day weren't big on images, either, at least not religious ones. And yet many, many great works were produced, and not all by Catholics, either. Rembrandt was Reformed, if I recall correctly, and Vermeer was born and raised Reformed, but converted to Catholicism because of his wife.

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  157. @Anonymous
    Low church Protestantism traditionally has an unsympathetic attitude towards music. The puritan/dissenter tradition in English society remained strong for many years and tended to discourage development of musical talent.

    Lutherans in contrast loved music, which might be why Germany got ahead. Catholics liked visual art as well as music, so they didn’t have as much to spend on music as Lutherans did.

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    Catholic classical music blows Lutheranism out of the water. Though perhaps Lutherans got more from less, the way scrappy countries get more medals perhaps capita in the Olympics compared to powerhouses like the U.S., Russia, and China.

    The bulk of great classical composers were Catholic, or at least were raised that way. (Some of them were neutral on the subject in public, and/or are claimed by Current Year atheists, a la Verdi.) Not to say they were all directly supported by the Church, nor that all of their work was religiously oriented. But most of the better-known devotional pieces are Catholic. The Vespers, the requiem masses, the Missa Solemnis, etc. Certainly more than any other branch of Christianity in the classical canon.

    Here are names of some Catholic composers with whom you may be familiar:

    (In the interest of brevity, I'm gonna say pretty much all the Italians and French. Even atheists like Berlioz wrote sacred Catholic music.)

    Haydn
    Mozart
    Beethoven
    Schubert
    Chopin
    Liszt (He was almost a Franciscan monk, for crying out Pete)
    Bruckner
    Dvorak
    Elgar
    Gluck, I think
    Weber, I also think

    Even the son of the King of Lutheran Music, J.C. Bach, was a convert.

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  158. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @anon
    Look, I loathe cultural relativism as much as the next guy, but I think it's a little unfair lumping the Chinese in with the rest of the backwaters of the world. Granted, in the last few centuries they weren't top dog, but in the long view they were pretty damn civilized compared to Europe for most of recorded history, and I think the long view is a reasonable one to have.

    Civilizations wax and wane: the Babylonians had archaeology for crissakes! Right now (and for the last half millenium) Western Civ has been on top and, moreover, the gains under it have been exponentially greater than those before it. BUT the fact that it was Europe that led was a contingent on history. Yes, we could go on and on about the extent to which Christianity or genetics or whatever caused the Enlightenment--and those are important debates--but they are fundamentally contingent facts.

    The idea that Western Civ is especially evil, however, is laughable. Do you really think "First Nations" or Africans wouldn't have pressed the advantages of gunpowder? GTFO

    http://www.islamicity.org/2075/mahathirs-speech-on-a-changed-world/

    The Chinese invented explosives and used them to make noise in order to chase away the “dragons” and stop them from swallowing the sun and the moon during eclipses. Or simply as firecrackers during festivals. But when the Europeans came across the Chinese explosives, the first thing that they thought of was how to use them to propel their cannon balls further.

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  159. @Anonymous
    Low church Protestantism traditionally has an unsympathetic attitude towards music. The puritan/dissenter tradition in English society remained strong for many years and tended to discourage development of musical talent.

    Low church Protestantism traditionally has an unsympathetic attitude towards music.

    The Dutch also don’t have too much to offer in the way of classical music — certainly nothing in comparison to the vast genius of the Dutch masters painters.

    But then low church protestants in that day weren’t big on images, either, at least not religious ones. And yet many, many great works were produced, and not all by Catholics, either. Rembrandt was Reformed, if I recall correctly, and Vermeer was born and raised Reformed, but converted to Catholicism because of his wife.

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    Interesting recent piece by Joseph Koerner on visual art and the Reformation.

    http://marginalia.lareviewofbooks.org/art-state-siege/

    #reformation500
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  160. Back in 2007 Gordon Brown’s UK government commissioned a report* on “Diversity and Citizenship” as reflected in the English education system. I quote from a critical reviewer

    But the authors are aware of what multicultural (i.e. ‘any-culture-but-yours’) education can do to the morale of the native kids. Not so long ago, to be born English or British was to have been awarded first prize in the lottery of life. As CLR James put it in 1962 :

    English people, for example, have a conception of themselves breathed from birth. Drake and mighty Nelson, Shakespeare, Waterloo, the Charge of the Light Brigade, the few who did so much for so many, the success of parliamentary democracy, those and such as those constitute a national tradition.

    What a contrast – and what a betrayal – these children’s voices represent.

    You’re bored with it, you’re just British.
    White female, Year 10

    I’m not from a Caribbean country or an exotic country or even France or Spain. I’m from nowhere like that, I’m just plain British.
    White female Year 10

    It’s boring, I just want to be like from a different ‘race’, or a quarter something.
    White female KS2

    * authors Keith Ajegbo, Dina Kirwan and Seema Sharma

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  161. unzerker says:
    @guest
    I should add, Americans' ignorance of the English roots of American culture can be partly explained by the fact that the forms of culture still allowed by Universalism to be passed down are ones that can be easily commoditized the. For instance, food and music. English food is crap, and their music is drowned out by black and Irish music on the pop level and German and other European nations' music on the classical level.

    As for German culture, regular Americans' ignorance of its impact is perfectly understandable as a result of official suppression and peer pressure surrounding the World Wars.

    their music is drowned out by black and Irish music on the pop level

    Remind me again, are the Beatles black or Irish. I keep forgetting.

    Seriously, I can’t think of a country outside of the USA more successful in popular music than Britain.

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    I don't think I have to inform you that Beatles music derives from black American music. (Though they also make use of the popular and folk music of the British Isles and European classical music, their main genre is rock.) They said so themselves on many, many occasions.

    We're talking about cultural roots, here, not who happens to have picked the music up yesterday. Just like I wouldn't call Chinese folk music white if I happened to be playing it.

    The English have indeed been successful at popular music, and have their own tradition of it going back to the Renaissance. It wasn't until the 20th century that they became American-oriented, and more specifically black American-oriented, with rock and jazz.

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  163. Rearguard actions are the best actions. Postcolonial times call for post-colonial people.

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    Its pretty astute that Strummer has his hand over right eye.

    One would otherwise take the album cover for what it is. Base and stupid.
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  164. SCIENCE! and CRICKET!

    MAN ON TOP AGAIN!

    We’re gonna build
    A whole new world for ourselves
    Look, they clap eyes on us
    And we’re dead, right?
    So we gotta make a new life
    Where they’ll never find us
    You know where? Underground

    You should see it down there
    Hundreds of miles of drains sweet
    And clean now after the rain
    Dark, quiet, safe

    We can build houses and everything
    And what’s so bad
    About living underground, eh?
    It’s not been so great living up here
    If you want my opinion

    Take a look around you
    At the world we’ve come to know
    Does it seem to be much more
    Than a crazy circus show?

    But maybe from the madness
    Something beautiful will grow

    In a brave new world
    With just a handful of men
    We’ll start, we’ll start all over again
    All over again, all over again
    All over again

    We’ll build shops
    And hospitals and barracks
    Right under their noses
    Right under their feet
    Everything we need
    Banks, prisons and schools

    We’ll send scouting parties
    To collect books and stuff
    And men like you’ll teach the kids
    Not poems and rubbish, science
    So we can get everything working

    We’ll build villages and towns and
    And we’ll play each other at cricket
    Listen, maybe one day we’ll capture
    A Fighting Machine, eh?

    Learn how to make ‘em ourselves
    And then wallop
    Our turn to do some wiping out
    Whoosh with our Heat Ray, whoosh

    And them running and dying
    Beaten at their own game
    Man on top again

    Now our domination
    Of the Earth is fading fast
    And out of the confusion
    The chance has come at last
    To build a better future
    From the ashes of the past

    In a brave new world
    With just a handful of men
    We’ll start all over again

    Look, man is born in freedom
    But he soon becomes a slave
    In cages of convention
    From the cradle to the grave
    The weak fall by the wayside
    But the strong will be saved

    In a brave new world
    With just a handful of men
    We’ll start all over again
    I’m not trying to tell you what to be
    Oh no, oh no, not me
    But if mankind is to survive
    The people left alive

    They’re gonna have
    To build this world anew
    And it’s going to have
    To start with me and you, yes

    I’m not trying to tell you what to be
    Oh no, oh no, not me
    But if mankind is to survive
    The people left alive

    They’re gonna have
    To build this world anew
    Yes and we will have
    To be the chosen few

    Just think of all the poverty
    The hatred and the lies
    And imagine the destruction
    Of all that you despise
    Slowly from the ashes
    The phoenix will arise

    In a brave new world
    With just a handful of men
    We’ll start all over again

    Take a look around you
    At the world you’ve loved so well
    And bid the aging empire
    Of man a last farewell
    It may not sound like Heaven
    But at least it isn’t Hell

    It’s a brave new world
    With just a handful of men
    We’ll start, we’ll start all over again
    All over again, all over again
    All over again

    I’ve got a plan, can’t you just see it?
    Civilization starting all over again
    A second chance

    We’ll even build a railway
    And tunnel to the coast
    Go there for our holidays
    Nothing can stop men like us
    I’ve made a start already
    Come on down here and have a look

    In the cellar was a tunnel
    Scarcely ten yards long
    That had taken him a week to dig
    I could have dug that much in a day
    And I suddenly had my first inkling
    Of the gulf between his dreams
    And his powers

    It’s doing the workin’ and the thinkin’
    That wears a feller out
    I’m ready for a bit of a rest
    How about a drink, eh?
    Nothing but champagne
    Now I’m the boss

    We drank and then he insisted
    Upon playing cards
    With our species
    On the edge of extermination
    With no prospect but a horrible death
    We actually played games.

    Later he talked more of his plan
    But I saw flames flashing
    In the deep blue night
    Red Weed glowing
    Tripod figures moving distantly

    And I put down my champagne glass
    I felt like a traitor to my kind
    And I knew I must leave
    This strange dreamer

    Take a look around you
    At the world we’ve come to know
    Does it seem to be much more
    Than a crazy circus show?
    Maybe from the madness
    Something beautiful will grow

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    Those are great lyrics, Pat. I listened to the whole song. They would have gotten a lot farther with a better tune (or tunes, I should say, as there are the various parts). There were only a few places I could get into, maybe about 1/2 way into the song, as I recall.

    In contrast, the Clash song you put up had a tune that was recognizable as a tune, kind of lame as it was. I couldn't catch the lyrics at all (yes, I know about the internet).

    Anyway a good tune can help those great lyrics get heard by more people. An example of a multi-part song with great tunes AND lyrics is the whole 2nd side (if you had an LP record) of Terrapin Station by the Dead. Now, this song is not about the topic at hand, but what the hell is? The whole thing was batty.

    I hope you will listen to this., anyone still on this thread. The deep and moving lyrics are by Robert Hunter who didn't play with the band, and Jerry wrote the tunes (except for some of the instrumental sections).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I7CLy70WtI

    Just the 1st part (lyrics) - "Lady with a Fan"

    Let my inspiration flow in token rhyme, suggesting rhythm,
    that will not forsake you, till my tale is told and done.
    While the fire lights aglow, strange shadows from the flames will grow,
    till things we've never seen will seem familiar.

    Shadows of a sailor, forming winds both foul and fair all swarm.
    Down in Carlisle, he loved a lady many years ago.
    Here beside him stands a man, a soldier from the looks of him,
    who came through many fights, but lost at love.

    While the story teller speaks, a door within the fire creaks,
    suddenly flies open, and a girl is standing there.
    Eyes alight, with glowing hair, all that fancy paints as fair,
    She takes her fan and throws it, in the lion's den.

    Which of you to gain me, tell, will risk uncertain pains of hell?
    I will not forgive you if you will not take the chance.
    The sailor gave at least a try, the soldier being much too wise,
    Strategy was his strength, and not disaster.

    [Instrumental - play it Jerry]

    The sailor, coming out again, the lady fairly leapt at him.
    That's how it stands today. You decide if he was wise.
    The story teller makes no choice. Soon you will not hear his voice.
    His job is to shed light, and not to master.

    Since the end is never told, we pay the teller off in gold,
    In hopes he will return, but he cannot be bought or sold.

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  165. guest says:
    @Steve Sailer
    Lutherans in contrast loved music, which might be why Germany got ahead. Catholics liked visual art as well as music, so they didn't have as much to spend on music as Lutherans did.

    Catholic classical music blows Lutheranism out of the water. Though perhaps Lutherans got more from less, the way scrappy countries get more medals perhaps capita in the Olympics compared to powerhouses like the U.S., Russia, and China.

    The bulk of great classical composers were Catholic, or at least were raised that way. (Some of them were neutral on the subject in public, and/or are claimed by Current Year atheists, a la Verdi.) Not to say they were all directly supported by the Church, nor that all of their work was religiously oriented. But most of the better-known devotional pieces are Catholic. The Vespers, the requiem masses, the Missa Solemnis, etc. Certainly more than any other branch of Christianity in the classical canon.

    Here are names of some Catholic composers with whom you may be familiar:

    (In the interest of brevity, I’m gonna say pretty much all the Italians and French. Even atheists like Berlioz wrote sacred Catholic music.)

    Haydn
    Mozart
    Beethoven
    Schubert
    Chopin
    Liszt (He was almost a Franciscan monk, for crying out Pete)
    Bruckner
    Dvorak
    Elgar
    Gluck, I think
    Weber, I also think

    Even the son of the King of Lutheran Music, J.C. Bach, was a convert.

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  166. sayless says:
    @Alden
    Music and food? Well msybe the English are bad at music and food, but the rest of Europe came up
    with glorious music and great food.

    And I love bagpipes and real Irish music and blue grass which is basically Irish music via the Irish slaves in America.

    Off topic a bit. I'm driving grand children on their shadow visits as they're called to private high schools they will attend next year.

    3 kids, I've been to 7 of those schools in the last 2 weeks. And everyone of those schools has a huge sign right in front
    " xxx school welcomes dreamers". It's a variety of schools including Crystal Springs and UniversitySF. What this means is that it's no longer the upper 10 percent destroying the lower 90 percent's children, but destroying their own children.

    I don't like Whites as a group. The upper class is destroying the rest of us and the rest of us just did nothing about it.

    I love bluegrass

    So do I. Let the little one listen to Flatt and Scruggs playing the 1949 recording of the Foggy Mountain Breakdown. Then, Cripple Creek.

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  167. sayless says:

    We thought we were raising an enlightened child

    You thought. Did you really think?

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  168. sayless says:
    @Dr. X

    At breakfast, in the glass-towered city of Vancouver, five-year-old Abigail looks glumly at her half-eaten bowl of cereal.

    “What is it, honey?” I brush the bangs back from her face.

    She lets out a big sigh. “I wish I wasn’t white.”
     
    Little Abigail has been so indoctrinated by her leftist parents, when it's time for her adolescent rebellion she's going to have to become a neo-Nazi.

    she’s going to have to become a neo-Nazi

    I hope she does. Her moronic parents need a workout.

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  169. I am sorry, but these morons are not fit to raise children. 5 years of age should be a time of happiness, play time, seeing grandma and grandpa — and not wallowing in white guilt. Disgusting.

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  170. Yeah, I highly doubt the Canuckess who wrote that article quoted her daughter verbatim. Also I suspect she made up several if not most of the quotes. However, kids do ask questions about race and identity at early ages. One of the reasons I’m eternally grateful to Steve (and always contribute to his panhandling drives) is because I had good answers ready to go when my 4-year-old son asked why we’re white and some of his classmates are “brown”.

    -Race is based on who your ancestors were and where they came from
    -Europe is cold and cloudy, Africa/Mexico are warm and sunny
    -Vitamin D, lactose tolerance, winter, etc.
    -Partially inbred extended family, dog breed analogies, etc.

    All these things I’d picked up reading iSteve made sense to him and kept him from being sent to re-education camp.

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  171. @Anonymous
    Not to mention, the Angles and the Saxons originally came from....

    Why don’t we go back to Neanderthal while we’re at it? The point of this post is the British civilization that did almost everything in this country and doesn’t get to say it.

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  172. bomag says:
    @guest
    The "I wish I had a culture" thing rings true, though I can't imagine a five year-old saying it. We have a culture, but it's a modern, deracinated, religionless, mass-education, mass-media, mass-production/consumption, Managerial State culture, which doesn't actually feel like one. And the powers that be are endlessly trying to strip away everything human and particular about it,and one of the ways they do that is to hide our own roots from us if we're white and trumpet trivialities about your culture if you're non-white.

    But the Real Deal is still underneath, if you know how to find it. And if we have to be content with nothing more than nuclear families, mini-vans, and fast food as culture, at least it's something. They won't ever exist in obliterating it, dystopian-style.

    But the Real Deal is still underneath

    That’s the thing. There is a culture of accomplishment that others seek out.

    Right now the accomplishment seems to be building up others at the expense of their own.

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  173. bomag says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist
    The parents in this story are almost cartoonishly-explicit examples of post-Christian SJW savior complex. They would no doubt jump into traffic before they would criticize a 'brown' child's culture to his face, but they do just that to their own poor child as if they're reciting a liturgy (which they are, of course):

    Abigail's life to date has been spent absorbing the endless lament of her adults over the injustices of European colonialism. Earlier that summer on a cross-Canada road trip, at what seemed like every historical site, I made a point of highlighting how the colonizing British had brought Indigenous culture to the edge of extinction with their foreign diseases, their land-grabbing policies and their culture-negating residential schools.

     

    They're immolating their own child's birthright on an altar of parental pride.

    The parents in this story are almost cartoonishly-explicit examples of post-Christian SJW savior complex.

    I’d say totally cartoonish.

    The thing here is that SJWs moan and complain about past injustices (out of context, of course) with the implication that if we properly apologize while suckling and nurturing the various “oppressed” classes, a better world will come into being. The evidence seems otherwise, but it takes a while for that to sink in.

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    The thing here is that SJWs moan and complain about past injustices (out of context, of course) with the implication that if we properly apologize while suckling and nurturing the various “oppressed” classes, a better world will come into being. The evidence seems otherwise, but it takes a while for that to sink in.

     

    Yes. They believe they can redeem the lost and make propitiation for the sins of the world -- sins they and their peers haven't committed.

    And in the meantime, they ignore their own very real sins, or raise them up as virtues.

    Their hubris is sickening.

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  174. @Harry Baldwin
    Maybe the little girl learned to hate her culture from watching the intro to the London Olympics. One of the saddest spectacles ever.

    I remember watching that spectacle and the cutaways to the royal family. They looked like they wanted to call in the RAF, but they haven’t used their position to do anything. The founder of the Majority Rights blog had a good essay on the admittedly limited but real powers the Queen has but refuses to exercise as her country is deconstructed. Now she’s an old, old woman and her son is a tired old man. William and Harry have settled into their pedestrian roles, probably cowed by the prospect of having to schlep in the private sector after the government nationalizes their assets.

    I asked a conservative Brit why they still bother with the whole farce and he explained that if the monarchy were deposed then the government would have to write a constitution, and it would be a monstrosity with every loony civil right anybody could dream up thrown in.

    As somebody mentioned, this is going to be a real problem for the Commonwealth. As somebody else mentioned, the Empire left them, and they don’t have a galvanizing event like the American Revolution to rally around. Recall the French Empire left Quebec, so what is Quebec and why? They don’t really have a good answer any more. The Australians and Canadians will be told by all the Chinese, Middle Eastern, African, Caribbean and other neo-Commonwealthers that it wasn’t theirs to begin with, so what are you old Imperials still doing here, pretending to run things.

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    "probably cowed by the prospect of having to schlep in the private sector after the government nationalizes their assets"

    I don't necessarily know that'd happen, but even if it did they'd be set for life. They're already famous and "know people," and they could sell their stories and images for a comfortable living. They wouldn't even have to work it themselves, just a slight nod of the head to agents and PR people, who'd run with it. There are corporate, foundational, and media empires who'd salivate at the chance to own them, whether they're royal or not. If they didn't care about propriety, they'd be more than set. Think of the sex tapes!

    What they'd really be losing, aside from England, is generational wealth. Eventually the public and media/ruling class would lose interest.

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  175. A sad story but I predict a happy ending: that girl is going to be a 1488er by age, er, 14.

    She will also have ditched her parents’ cuckified Christianity for Thor and Odin.

    You go, girl!

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    She will also have ditched her parents’ cuckified Christianity for Thor and Odin.
     
    LOL! Then she will learn to b*tch about how Christians supposedly over powered pagans on the order of 1500 years ago and kept them down since then. Then, in a move of breathing taking cognitive dissonance, she will claim that she can take on Muslims, Jews, and Christians with her bad asked paganism. From outside, this paganism mostly involves saying silly things about rocks, Christianity, and Odin, liking homosexuals, and then calling everyone else "cucked". (<--That's the best bit.)

    However, if she's very lucky, she'll work through the 14 year old stage, and realize that standing in church does not make anyone Christian. She'll find out what Christ really taught. (Hint: It wasn't open borders, socialism, or ignoring your children in favor of those a 1/2 world away. ) She'll move onto understanding a fallen, complex world, rather than angrily demanding the world be perfect before she'll act or join it.

    And then she'll read the story of St. George and the Dragon. About the woman who was willing to sacrifice herself for her town and her God and got a life, a savior, and the guy instead. She'll realize that's who she was supposed to be all along. It's a very happy ending indeed.

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  176. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @songbird
    I do get a laugh out of a lot of this imperialism stuff.

    During the Boxer Rebellion. There were a few hundred foreigners in a country of like 400 million. Easily, less than 0.01% of the population and probably closer to 0.001%. Some of them were Japanese. They built railroads and telegraph lines, which the Boxers destroyed. In short summary, that was the unpardonable imperialism that Chinese remembered for decades and decades.

    One park in one city was closed to the average Chinese. (perhaps because all the massacres of foreigners) Dogs were not allowed either. Somehow the Chinese remember it as "Dogs and Chinese not allowed" and made movies about it 70 years later. If only whites had that same sense of historical outrage.

    Oh please. Even the contemporaries recognized what they were doing, as in the French cartoon China – the cake of Kings and Emperors . The intentional destruction of a sovereignty of a people and the expectation that China would turn into a colonized entity, split apart and marginalized, much like was done to India could only bring long-standing anger. And it should be noted that Chinese anger is almost always focused against the Anglo for the reason. For the Germans, who actually did assist the Chinese in “building railroads and telegraph lines” for the Chinese and not merely for imperialistic aims; and who additionally broke ranks with other Europeans to sell the Chinese weapons, teach the Chinese how to construct arsenals and built ships for them, are remembered very positively. Sino-German cooperation is high to this day.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-German_Center_for_Research_Promotion

    But for the Anglos: as J. G. Ballard wrote in the ending of Empire of the Sun – a contemporary and an Englishman – of the very attitude of the British sailors. He was perhaps more familiar with the Chinese than most(being born in Shanghai), wrote that a reckoning – deservedly – would come to the Anglos.

    As he said, Chinese have long memories. Good for good, and ill for ill.

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    There was talk of dividing China up. Somewhat like how the Axis Powers talked about dividing the US up. Neither scenario was likely to happen though. Balance of power, besides the US was against it, and people were willing and had previously armed the Chinese. In any case, the foreign powers won, occupied Beijing (though you could argue that wasn't victory) but didn't divide China up. Japan's earlier and later attempts aside.

    Some of it may have been gunboat diplomacy. During the Boxer Rebellion there were undoubtedly counter-massacres. But none of this is any different from what the Chinese themselves did. Despite their own laughable narrative, the Chinese were themselves imperialists (albeit without much of a navy) They colonized many places, including Korea before the Japanese conquered it. The colonized Tibet and Taiwan.

    Not to excuse any of the behavior, but China being forced to deal with the outside world was probably healthy for it. The British occupying HK was probably healthy for China, in the long term because when Communism came, it gave them an obvious counterexample. The Empress of China probably did much more damage to it than any outside power at that time. And they still had footbinding and eunuchs. Anyway my point is, in the long term, what happened to up until the time of the Boxer Rebellion to China is absolutely nothing compared to what is being done to the West, and the Chinese probably would not have allowed it to happen to them. (I don't think that reflects badly on them, quite the contrary.)
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  177. I apologize, guys. Not all of us are this idiotic up here, Justin notwithstanding. Wonder what her husband or SO is like. I would feel sorry for him/her/them but he/she/they/ have chosen his/her/their/ doom.

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  178. Tex says:
    @AKAHorace
    I think that one reason why political correctness goes much further in Canada than the United States is the end of the British Empire.

    Until after the second war Canadians defined themselves as North Americans who were part of the Empire/Commonwealth. Once it was clear that the Empire was over there was no compelling reason for our existence as a country (except for Quebec, but that is another story). In the seventies there was a lot of talk of Canada's search for identity.

    What happened was the Liberals, headed by Trudeau the elder, redefined Canada as a bilingual, multicultural country. In the states there is a story of revolution and becoming a democracy. In European countries there are genuine national traditions. In Canada our national story, Loyalists fleeing the American republic to live as subjects of the King had become an embarrassment. There was no strong ethnic tradition of a language, religion or even food that defined us. So multiculturalism and the idea of being at the leading edge of social progress was uncritically accepted in a way that could not have been in other countries.

    Several years ago I was at a public event to commemorate the song "The Maple Leaf forever". It was the unofficial national anthem of Canadian troops in Europe in the second war. The musicians announced that the traditional lyrics were unsingable and replaced them with a paen to mass immigration.

    Only in Canada, pity me.

    I’d never heard of the song, so I looked up the lyrics (date to 1867, the year of the Confederation). I found them on a website lamenting that they were no longer considered “politically correct”. Intrigued, I had to find out what these unsingable words were. Something on the order of Camptown Ladies? A prayer the injuns sober up and put on pants? A reminder that the French are untrustworthy papists?

    In Days of yore,
    From Britain’s shore
    Wolfe the dauntless hero came
    And planted firm Britannia’s flag
    On Canada’s fair domain.
    Here may it wave,
    Our boast, our pride
    And joined in love together,
    The thistle, shamrock, rose entwined,
    The Maple Leaf Forever.

    [CHORUS]
    The Maple Leaf
    Our Emblem Dear,
    The Maple Leaf Forever.
    God save our Queen and heaven bless,
    The Maple Leaf Forever.

    At Queenston Heights and Lundy’s Lane
    Our brave fathers side by side
    For freedom’s home and loved ones dear,
    Firmly stood and nobly died.
    And so their rights which they maintained,
    We swear to yeild them never.
    Our watchword ever more shall be
    The Maple Leaf Forever

    [CHORUS]

    Our fair Dominion now extends
    From Cape Race to Nootka Sound
    May peace forever be our lot
    And plenty a store abound
    And may those ties of love be ours
    Which discord cannot sever
    And flourish green for freedom’s home
    The Maple Leaf Forever

    [CHORUS]

    That’s not even as harsh as the later verses of “The Star Spangled Banner.” Of course those are about the limeys, not injuns or frogs, so no one gets too upset.

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    Yes, the message is that English, Irish and Scots should pull together and be Canadians. This was just after the Fenian raids from the states. So for its time "The Maple Leaf Forever" was pretty "inclusive".

    If they had only included a fourth verse about transgendered first nations we might be allowed to sing it today.
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  179. @Pat Hannagan
    Rearguard actions are the best actions. Postcolonial times call for post-colonial people.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EX0X0tx0TOU

    Its pretty astute that Strummer has his hand over right eye.

    One would otherwise take the album cover for what it is. Base and stupid.

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  180. benjaminl says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Low church Protestantism traditionally has an unsympathetic attitude towards music.

     

    The Dutch also don't have too much to offer in the way of classical music -- certainly nothing in comparison to the vast genius of the Dutch masters painters.

    But then low church protestants in that day weren't big on images, either, at least not religious ones. And yet many, many great works were produced, and not all by Catholics, either. Rembrandt was Reformed, if I recall correctly, and Vermeer was born and raised Reformed, but converted to Catholicism because of his wife.

    Interesting recent piece by Joseph Koerner on visual art and the Reformation.

    http://marginalia.lareviewofbooks.org/art-state-siege/

    #reformation500

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    Interesting and relevant stuff; thanks much.
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  181. Would it be a wrong to have a tingle of pride if your child brought home this from school?

    https://heartiste.wordpress.com/2017/10/09/generation-zyklon-is-coming/

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  182. This is probably how the American Girl catalog was invented.

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  183. Bill says:
    @Achmed E. Newman
    If this lady is really serious about any of this, then her and her husband are probably upset deep down inside for a different reason than what she wrote in the Globe & Mail. I think that she feels bad because this has made her think about how much she's lied to her little girl since she was born. The child, maybe not yet as a teenager (per Barnard's comment) but some time will realize that she was lied to by her Mom growing up. If the parents weren't actually lying about all this cultural nonsense, then they must be really, really stupid. No, she's been lying; nobody is this stupid.*

    Nice going, Canuck broad! What's next, teaching her all the feminism lies too, or has that already been accomplished?

    I like the high tea bit though. We used to have the tea way up high in that big stainless vessel, a coupla' gallons with about 2 cups of sugar inside. We didn't have those crustless sandwiches though, as ours were round and contained 2 all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame-seed bun. Instead of crumpets we made do with moon pies from the Circle K.

    I've tried our recapture my culture for the kiddies too, but my plans to move into a trailer was the last straw for my wife. She can't take but so much enrichment.


    * Are they?

    The child, maybe not yet as a teenager (per Barnard’s comment) but some time will realize that she was lied to by her Mom growing up.

    When discussing his father, Hutton Gibson (who has famously unusual opinions), Mel famously said “The man never lied to me in his life.”

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    I can say the same thing.
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  184. Pat Boyle says:
    @anony-mouse
    1/ Not gonna work. You do know where tea comes from?

    2/ Maybe they should get religion.

    She lets out a big sigh. “I wish I wasn’t white.”

    With that kind of grammar she’s already non-white. She should use the subjunctive “were” not the indicative “was”. Blacks make this mistake often so she is halfway to her goal.

    There is a national ad on TV where a black singer sings “the best things in life is free”.

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    The subjunctive is the second lostest of lost causes, only a very few steps behind the split infinitive.

    Mark my words: it won't be long before the Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof will be singing "If I was a rich man."
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  185. FPD72 says:
    @Alfa158
    Steve;
    Have you looked at the background of the author of this piece and verified that this is not a satirical parody?
    I mean honestly, it is too pitch perfect not to be a parody. A genuine article would have had the occasional slight deviation from absolute GoodThink. This looks like something written by a version of Tiny Duck who has brains and more time to type.
    I didn't want to take the time to register with the Globe&Mail comments function otherwise I would have advised her that: "If something you are doing is indistinguishable from a parody of itself, then you need to stop doing it".

    Tama Ward has turned her back on her background and heritage. Raised in an evangelical missionary family, she has embraced the Church of Rome. Born as a product of Western culture, she espouses multiculturalism. Educated in linear, logical thinking, she has embarked on a semi-spiritual journey into nebulous, “spherical” thought forms.

    I wonder what she thinks about her parents. Have they taken the same theological/philosophical journey, or are they concerned about their daughter?

    I know that historically, Protestant missionaries were guilty of carrying a lot of cultural baggage with them and afflicting it upon those to whom they ministered. But that seems to be much less prevalent today. Is she reacting against practices that were widespread thirty years ago but are no longer much of an issue?

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  186. Pat Boyle says:
    @SimpleSong
    The problem with Canada is they should have just stuck with being part of the British Empire and not decided to become their own country. They are (or used to be) genetically and culturally British anyway--this is not like the Raj. If they thought of themselves as British, then they have Shakespeare, Lord Nelson, Newton, James Watt. As Canadians they have Wayne Gretzky. Their culture actually is sorta lame.

    Anyway one important job of parenting is letting your child know who he really is and these guys have failed, failed failed. From a very young age my anglo-german american kids understood that their people invented the automobile, indoor plumbing, calculus, etc., and our Mexican neighbors' people invented the burrito. Sounds cruel but disdain is useful for keeping the family united. And the kids are quite motivated in school as they don't want to disappoint their ancestors.

    You may have heard this speech before in “The Third Man” but Wayne Gretsky’s part is a coo-coo clock,

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  187. RH says:

    Let’s hope that sometime or other Ma gets around to telling her daughter about other aspects of her British cultural inheritance that may be of greater consequence than high tea, such as Isaac Newton and modern science, Shakespeare, Alexander Fleming and the discovery of antibiotics, the suppression of the slave trade, the development of representative democracy, Florence Nightengale, David Livingston, antiseptic surgery, the first laws against child labour, etc, etc. I could go on and on, but I hope it’s not necessary.

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  188. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Dr. X

    At breakfast, in the glass-towered city of Vancouver, five-year-old Abigail looks glumly at her half-eaten bowl of cereal.

    “What is it, honey?” I brush the bangs back from her face.

    She lets out a big sigh. “I wish I wasn’t white.”
     
    Little Abigail has been so indoctrinated by her leftist parents, when it's time for her adolescent rebellion she's going to have to become a neo-Nazi.

    Absolutely.

    How is this any different or worse than terrorising children with tales of Hell and Damnation? The parallel is closer than these SJW parents realise. Just as loony Christian parents are the biggest generators of atheists, this indoctrination is going to create a lot of Nazis in the years to come.

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    How is this any different or worse than terrorising children with tales of Hell and Damnation?
     
    Because it might actually be true and to hold back that information is massive disservice to the child. Certainly most of when people mess up their lives is their late teens to early 20's. Some fear of God during that stage might be very helpful. The 10 Commandments are mostly a promise of life well lived.

    Are there fallen, over the top authoritarian Christians who don't handle the situation well and produce atheists? Yep. It turns out those children tend to turn into the same sort of looney authoritarian atheists and their children tend to be looney authoritarian Christians.

    It's more of a cycle of life thing.
    , @guest
    For all those freaked out by hellfire and damnation, I'm almost certain more people are comforted by religion, and live cold and lonely lives without it. There isn't really any upside to Liberal Guilt, and it's definitely false whereas hell is only probably doesn't exist. (In my opinion.)
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  189. songbird says:
    @Anonymous
    Oh please. Even the contemporaries recognized what they were doing, as in the French cartoon China – the cake of Kings and Emperors . The intentional destruction of a sovereignty of a people and the expectation that China would turn into a colonized entity, split apart and marginalized, much like was done to India could only bring long-standing anger. And it should be noted that Chinese anger is almost always focused against the Anglo for the reason. For the Germans, who actually did assist the Chinese in "building railroads and telegraph lines" for the Chinese and not merely for imperialistic aims; and who additionally broke ranks with other Europeans to sell the Chinese weapons, teach the Chinese how to construct arsenals and built ships for them, are remembered very positively. Sino-German cooperation is high to this day.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-German_Center_for_Research_Promotion

    But for the Anglos: as J. G. Ballard wrote in the ending of Empire of the Sun - a contemporary and an Englishman - of the very attitude of the British sailors. He was perhaps more familiar with the Chinese than most(being born in Shanghai), wrote that a reckoning - deservedly - would come to the Anglos.

    As he said, Chinese have long memories. Good for good, and ill for ill.

    There was talk of dividing China up. Somewhat like how the Axis Powers talked about dividing the US up. Neither scenario was likely to happen though. Balance of power, besides the US was against it, and people were willing and had previously armed the Chinese. In any case, the foreign powers won, occupied Beijing (though you could argue that wasn’t victory) but didn’t divide China up. Japan’s earlier and later attempts aside.

    Some of it may have been gunboat diplomacy. During the Boxer Rebellion there were undoubtedly counter-massacres. But none of this is any different from what the Chinese themselves did. Despite their own laughable narrative, the Chinese were themselves imperialists (albeit without much of a navy) They colonized many places, including Korea before the Japanese conquered it. The colonized Tibet and Taiwan.

    Not to excuse any of the behavior, but China being forced to deal with the outside world was probably healthy for it. The British occupying HK was probably healthy for China, in the long term because when Communism came, it gave them an obvious counterexample. The Empress of China probably did much more damage to it than any outside power at that time. And they still had footbinding and eunuchs. Anyway my point is, in the long term, what happened to up until the time of the Boxer Rebellion to China is absolutely nothing compared to what is being done to the West, and the Chinese probably would not have allowed it to happen to them. (I don’t think that reflects badly on them, quite the contrary.)

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    "Somewhat like how the Axis Powers talked about dividing the US up"

    Or, more aptly, how the Allies actually divided Germany up.
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  190. Lagertha says:
    @Victor
    A part of me thinks indoctrinating one's children with this sort of white guilt is child abuse. It's not healthy to obsess about race.

    I have always told my sons that they may be confronted by people who will attack their Wasp appearance and claim they are privileged; but, their mother’s family emigrated in the 60′s, and their father’s ancestors are a combination of early 20th century immigrants from Europe and Armenia. I urged them to bring up Armenia first (if confronted by angry SJW/mobs), because that confuses most people. Armenia is too obscure, and most people don’t realize it is Christian….because most people only know the Shahs of Sunset, or the Kardashians…and get Armenia, Iran, Iraq confused.

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    You're not founding stock, and you're part of the problem. Like the Irish, you've done nothing but add to the leftist shift of the country and by your own admission, are not actually white but some admixture including Southern European elements of mudbloods.
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  191. @anon
    Exactly. And of those few Buffalans that are Francophones, what percentage couldn't figure out that the "rue" in "Rue Johnson Street" is kinda superfluous? Much like how I wonder how many Hispanics couldn't figure out that Emergency means Emergencia in a hospital...

    anon, and you are exactly correct, but we are Buffalonians.

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  192. Lagertha says:
    @Canadian Observer
    Somewhat off-topic, but this kneeling during the American anthem spectacle has now spread to the sport of hockey. Minnesota-born Tampa Bay Lightning forward J.T. Brown - son of a white woman and a former Vikings running back - is doing the black power fist during the singing of the American national anthem before each game he plays. He has performed this stunt three times already and is promising to do it more.

    Brown and his ditzy white wife from Northern Ontario are both going on Twitter calling anyone who utters the slightest criticism of his grandstanding as racist sons of bitches who should be doxxed. The cucked management of the Tampa Bay Lightning apparently have no problem with him doing this. He's making a mockery of the sport and the people who created the game.

    There are approximately 30 black players in the NHL, or at least they're technically black pursuant to the one-drop rule. Most of them are the products of absentee African-American or African fathers, and naive, lower-class Good White mothers from places like Minnesota and Quebec. It's a shame what Brown is doing as the vast majority of these black NHL players were given places in elite white private schools, given free rides in majority-white colleges and now make millions playing a quintessentially white sport. My guess is that J.T. Brown and others like him rarely chilled with any real 'brothas' during their formative years and are trying to get some post-facto street cred.

    This topic is a piece of low hanging fruit which is just dying to be dissected. The mainstream media is too lame and politically correct to give it any sort of probing analysis.

    There’s no money in broadcasting hockey. Big money = NFL, NBA, MLB. And, Americans just lost out on World Cup – Americans are not gonna travel to Russia, now, and soccer will wane. All you can do is boo the hockey players who irritate you – or boycott their endorsers. Boycotting is disrupting/scaring the revenue stream of NFL.

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  193. AM says:
    @celt darnell
    A sad story but I predict a happy ending: that girl is going to be a 1488er by age, er, 14.

    She will also have ditched her parents' cuckified Christianity for Thor and Odin.

    You go, girl!

    She will also have ditched her parents’ cuckified Christianity for Thor and Odin.

    LOL! Then she will learn to b*tch about how Christians supposedly over powered pagans on the order of 1500 years ago and kept them down since then. Then, in a move of breathing taking cognitive dissonance, she will claim that she can take on Muslims, Jews, and Christians with her bad asked paganism. From outside, this paganism mostly involves saying silly things about rocks, Christianity, and Odin, liking homosexuals, and then calling everyone else “cucked”. (<–That's the best bit.)

    However, if she's very lucky, she'll work through the 14 year old stage, and realize that standing in church does not make anyone Christian. She'll find out what Christ really taught. (Hint: It wasn't open borders, socialism, or ignoring your children in favor of those a 1/2 world away. ) She'll move onto understanding a fallen, complex world, rather than angrily demanding the world be perfect before she'll act or join it.

    And then she'll read the story of St. George and the Dragon. About the woman who was willing to sacrifice herself for her town and her God and got a life, a savior, and the guy instead. She'll realize that's who she was supposed to be all along. It's a very happy ending indeed.

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  194. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Lagertha
    I have always told my sons that they may be confronted by people who will attack their Wasp appearance and claim they are privileged; but, their mother's family emigrated in the 60's, and their father's ancestors are a combination of early 20th century immigrants from Europe and Armenia. I urged them to bring up Armenia first (if confronted by angry SJW/mobs), because that confuses most people. Armenia is too obscure, and most people don't realize it is Christian....because most people only know the Shahs of Sunset, or the Kardashians...and get Armenia, Iran, Iraq confused.

    You’re not founding stock, and you’re part of the problem. Like the Irish, you’ve done nothing but add to the leftist shift of the country and by your own admission, are not actually white but some admixture including Southern European elements of mudbloods.

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    haha, you are so wrong! and, your disdain is kinda' mean. My roots go back 500 years to the same Scandi town - and, I'm from an extremely right-wing family. And, relax, I married a man whose ancestors are mostly German/English.

    My point: I came here as a child - so, no choice, but my parents were not traditional immigrants. So, as a mother, living here, I have actively educated my sons (college kids) that their very appearance may make them targets of SJWs, media, future corporate world who actively demonize white, Christian males. I give them strategies to avoid being cornered by haters of men, or how unfair it is that college boys are all labeled predators. They have already experienced negative situations and presumptions based on their athletic, uber-waspy looks - they stand out because they are good looking (one of my sons has always been teased for "looking like a Nazi," for instance). And, being a good-looking, waspy guy, is more of a liability these days.

    Sheesh, I've been commenting about this stuff for years: the frustration of white boys/YA men in college or the workplace; the PC indoctrination in our schools; the putting down of boys...the marginalization of white American men. Whatever, believe what you wanna believe.

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  195. nglaer says:
    @black sea

    . . . my husband and I are children of missionaries and harbour an acute guilt for the cultural imperialism of our forebears.
     
    Some people may be genetically predestined to feel guilt over something they used to call original sin.

    This is Jared Taylor’s background

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  196. BenKenobi says:
    @Neoconned
    Visited Vancouver in July 2016. I actually hooked up there w a female friend of Canadian activist Laura Southern. We visited bars, a pot cafe & a strip club. She was a cute little thing.

    The "rain" didnt feel like rain.

    Rather it felt like a mist almost. It was besides LA, Denver, or San Francisco the favorite city ive been to west of the Mississippi.

    Its the only city besides Chicago & San Francisco that reminds me of NYC

    I loved it and felt ridiculously safe there, even while on Hastings Street.

    It was weird though when i told ppl i was from New Orleans. They all thought it was cool for some reason.

    This writer is a swpl to the core

    You jerk, you shoulda looked me up! I live right in the core.

    What bars did you check out? It’s conceivable we crossed paths.

    Hastings safaris are always fun. The street people are in a different world, they never hassle normies.

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    Next time I'm in Vancouver I'll hit you up.....
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  197. AM says:
    @Anonymous
    Absolutely.

    How is this any different or worse than terrorising children with tales of Hell and Damnation? The parallel is closer than these SJW parents realise. Just as loony Christian parents are the biggest generators of atheists, this indoctrination is going to create a lot of Nazis in the years to come.

    How is this any different or worse than terrorising children with tales of Hell and Damnation?

    Because it might actually be true and to hold back that information is massive disservice to the child. Certainly most of when people mess up their lives is their late teens to early 20′s. Some fear of God during that stage might be very helpful. The 10 Commandments are mostly a promise of life well lived.

    Are there fallen, over the top authoritarian Christians who don’t handle the situation well and produce atheists? Yep. It turns out those children tend to turn into the same sort of looney authoritarian atheists and their children tend to be looney authoritarian Christians.

    It’s more of a cycle of life thing.

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  198. Lagertha says:
    @cwhatfuture
    I guess it is only cultural imperialism and not actual imperialism that is bad. Because if only her ancestors had conquered most of Mesoamerica in the name of the war god Huitzilopochtli and made the conquered pay tribute or die, things would be OK for the little girl. If only they had sacrificed thousands upon thousands of prisoners from those conquests, by ripping their hearts out with an obsidian blade, the little girl could be proud. That wasn't cultural imperialism. It was just imperialism because the Aztecs didn't care if you believed in Huitzilopochtli. They did.

    Now bringing law and liberty and Shakespeare to the world - no wonder the little girl is humiliated. Thank heaven she has high tea.

    Oh, the Aztecs…makes me always think about Conquistadors and Spanish missionaries. And, at what point will the movement to destroy monuments/eradicate names off of buildings in the USA, lately, turn it’s gaze on bad, bad Spain? There could be some mileage now, to be anti-Spain with the plucky Catalonians wanting independence.

    The destruction of all the indigenous cultures of South and Mez0-America, was committed by Spain, and Portugal & France (to a lesser degree.) When will the call come to destroy monuments/statues of the Spanish explorers, sent on voyages to find resources to exploit; missionaries sent to begin the subjugation of indigenous people? What about the historical California missions, aren’t they symbols of cultural domination by imperialistic outsiders who felt that the natives were inferior, primitive heathens?

    Another thought: does anyone know if Amerindians have any SJW’s organizing their grievances….or do they even feel any anger about all the Europeans who conquered their lands? I’m just predicting that Spanish conquistadors may get the Confederate soldiers treatment soon. However, no one would bring this up because: brown people….but, maybe frustrated pr0-Columbus people may. Fougetaboudid :) But, pretty soon, with people dipping more and more into their history, through Ancestry.com and all, no one will feel so great about the past because every country had some awkward, non-PC history.

    And, it is a fact that most people will always want to emigrate to the USA, because of its unique culture, a country founded by people of British descent. Hmmm, 1776 has not had any revival tours in a long time.

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  199. Lagertha says:
    @Anonymous
    You're not founding stock, and you're part of the problem. Like the Irish, you've done nothing but add to the leftist shift of the country and by your own admission, are not actually white but some admixture including Southern European elements of mudbloods.

    haha, you are so wrong! and, your disdain is kinda’ mean. My roots go back 500 years to the same Scandi town – and, I’m from an extremely right-wing family. And, relax, I married a man whose ancestors are mostly German/English.

    My point: I came here as a child – so, no choice, but my parents were not traditional immigrants. So, as a mother, living here, I have actively educated my sons (college kids) that their very appearance may make them targets of SJWs, media, future corporate world who actively demonize white, Christian males. I give them strategies to avoid being cornered by haters of men, or how unfair it is that college boys are all labeled predators. They have already experienced negative situations and presumptions based on their athletic, uber-waspy looks – they stand out because they are good looking (one of my sons has always been teased for “looking like a Nazi,” for instance). And, being a good-looking, waspy guy, is more of a liability these days.

    Sheesh, I’ve been commenting about this stuff for years: the frustration of white boys/YA men in college or the workplace; the PC indoctrination in our schools; the putting down of boys…the marginalization of white American men. Whatever, believe what you wanna believe.

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  200. @Pat Hannagan
    SCIENCE! and CRICKET!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bvowiyc85U

    MAN ON TOP AGAIN!


    We're gonna build
    A whole new world for ourselves
    Look, they clap eyes on us
    And we're dead, right?
    So we gotta make a new life
    Where they'll never find us
    You know where? Underground

    You should see it down there
    Hundreds of miles of drains sweet
    And clean now after the rain
    Dark, quiet, safe

    We can build houses and everything
    And what's so bad
    About living underground, eh?
    It's not been so great living up here
    If you want my opinion

    Take a look around you
    At the world we've come to know
    Does it seem to be much more
    Than a crazy circus show?

    But maybe from the madness
    Something beautiful will grow

    In a brave new world
    With just a handful of men
    We'll start, we'll start all over again
    All over again, all over again
    All over again

    We'll build shops
    And hospitals and barracks
    Right under their noses
    Right under their feet
    Everything we need
    Banks, prisons and schools

    We'll send scouting parties
    To collect books and stuff
    And men like you'll teach the kids
    Not poems and rubbish, science
    So we can get everything working

    We'll build villages and towns and
    And we'll play each other at cricket
    Listen, maybe one day we'll capture
    A Fighting Machine, eh?

    Learn how to make 'em ourselves
    And then wallop
    Our turn to do some wiping out
    Whoosh with our Heat Ray, whoosh

    And them running and dying
    Beaten at their own game
    Man on top again

    Now our domination
    Of the Earth is fading fast
    And out of the confusion
    The chance has come at last
    To build a better future
    From the ashes of the past

    In a brave new world
    With just a handful of men
    We'll start all over again

    Look, man is born in freedom
    But he soon becomes a slave
    In cages of convention
    From the cradle to the grave
    The weak fall by the wayside
    But the strong will be saved

    In a brave new world
    With just a handful of men
    We'll start all over again
    I'm not trying to tell you what to be
    Oh no, oh no, not me
    But if mankind is to survive
    The people left alive

    They're gonna have
    To build this world anew
    And it's going to have
    To start with me and you, yes

    I'm not trying to tell you what to be
    Oh no, oh no, not me
    But if mankind is to survive
    The people left alive

    They're gonna have
    To build this world anew
    Yes and we will have
    To be the chosen few

    Just think of all the poverty
    The hatred and the lies
    And imagine the destruction
    Of all that you despise
    Slowly from the ashes
    The phoenix will arise

    In a brave new world
    With just a handful of men
    We'll start all over again

    Take a look around you
    At the world you've loved so well
    And bid the aging empire
    Of man a last farewell
    It may not sound like Heaven
    But at least it isn't Hell

    It's a brave new world
    With just a handful of men
    We'll start, we'll start all over again
    All over again, all over again
    All over again

    I've got a plan, can't you just see it?
    Civilization starting all over again
    A second chance

    We'll even build a railway
    And tunnel to the coast
    Go there for our holidays
    Nothing can stop men like us
    I've made a start already
    Come on down here and have a look

    In the cellar was a tunnel
    Scarcely ten yards long
    That had taken him a week to dig
    I could have dug that much in a day
    And I suddenly had my first inkling
    Of the gulf between his dreams
    And his powers

    It's doing the workin' and the thinkin'
    That wears a feller out
    I'm ready for a bit of a rest
    How about a drink, eh?
    Nothing but champagne
    Now I'm the boss

    We drank and then he insisted
    Upon playing cards
    With our species
    On the edge of extermination
    With no prospect but a horrible death
    We actually played games.

    Later he talked more of his plan
    But I saw flames flashing
    In the deep blue night
    Red Weed glowing
    Tripod figures moving distantly

    And I put down my champagne glass
    I felt like a traitor to my kind
    And I knew I must leave
    This strange dreamer

    Take a look around you
    At the world we've come to know
    Does it seem to be much more
    Than a crazy circus show?
    Maybe from the madness
    Something beautiful will grow

    Those are great lyrics, Pat. I listened to the whole song. They would have gotten a lot farther with a better tune (or tunes, I should say, as there are the various parts). There were only a few places I could get into, maybe about 1/2 way into the song, as I recall.

    In contrast, the Clash song you put up had a tune that was recognizable as a tune, kind of lame as it was. I couldn’t catch the lyrics at all (yes, I know about the internet).

    Anyway a good tune can help those great lyrics get heard by more people. An example of a multi-part song with great tunes AND lyrics is the whole 2nd side (if you had an LP record) of Terrapin Station by the Dead. Now, this song is not about the topic at hand, but what the hell is? The whole thing was batty.

    I hope you will listen to this., anyone still on this thread. The deep and moving lyrics are by Robert Hunter who didn’t play with the band, and Jerry wrote the tunes (except for some of the instrumental sections).

    Just the 1st part (lyrics) – “Lady with a Fan”

    Let my inspiration flow in token rhyme, suggesting rhythm,
    that will not forsake you, till my tale is told and done.
    While the fire lights aglow, strange shadows from the flames will grow,
    till things we’ve never seen will seem familiar.

    Shadows of a sailor, forming winds both foul and fair all swarm.
    Down in Carlisle, he loved a lady many years ago.
    Here beside him stands a man, a soldier from the looks of him,
    who came through many fights, but lost at love.

    While the story teller speaks, a door within the fire creaks,
    suddenly flies open, and a girl is standing there.
    Eyes alight, with glowing hair, all that fancy paints as fair,
    She takes her fan and throws it, in the lion’s den.

    Which of you to gain me, tell, will risk uncertain pains of hell?
    I will not forgive you if you will not take the chance.
    The sailor gave at least a try, the soldier being much too wise,
    Strategy was his strength, and not disaster.

    [Instrumental - play it Jerry]

    The sailor, coming out again, the lady fairly leapt at him.
    That’s how it stands today. You decide if he was wise.
    The story teller makes no choice. Soon you will not hear his voice.
    His job is to shed light, and not to master.

    Since the end is never told, we pay the teller off in gold,
    In hopes he will return, but he cannot be bought or sold.

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  201. rg says:
    @frayedthread
    Take him/her to a string concert or recital - some Chopin or Beethoven maybe?

    Good luck finding a recital of Chopin string music, unless you’re referring to the strings in a piano.

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    For the record, Chopin wrote piano duos and trios for string instruments.
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  202. guest says:
    @unzerker

    their music is drowned out by black and Irish music on the pop level
     
    Remind me again, are the Beatles black or Irish. I keep forgetting.

    Seriously, I can't think of a country outside of the USA more successful in popular music than Britain.

    I don’t think I have to inform you that Beatles music derives from black American music. (Though they also make use of the popular and folk music of the British Isles and European classical music, their main genre is rock.) They said so themselves on many, many occasions.

    We’re talking about cultural roots, here, not who happens to have picked the music up yesterday. Just like I wouldn’t call Chinese folk music white if I happened to be playing it.

    The English have indeed been successful at popular music, and have their own tradition of it going back to the Renaissance. It wasn’t until the 20th century that they became American-oriented, and more specifically black American-oriented, with rock and jazz.

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  203. @anon
    Exactly. And of those few Buffalans that are Francophones, what percentage couldn't figure out that the "rue" in "Rue Johnson Street" is kinda superfluous? Much like how I wonder how many Hispanics couldn't figure out that Emergency means Emergencia in a hospital...

    Rue Johnson Street? Pffft. Amateur hour. In Mexifornia we have The La Brea Tar Pits AND Los Altos Hills.

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  204. Vinteuil says:
    @Pat Boyle
    She lets out a big sigh. “I wish I wasn’t white.”

    With that kind of grammar she's already non-white. She should use the subjunctive "were" not the indicative "was". Blacks make this mistake often so she is halfway to her goal.

    There is a national ad on TV where a black singer sings "the best things in life is free".

    The subjunctive is the second lostest of lost causes, only a very few steps behind the split infinitive.

    Mark my words: it won’t be long before the Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof will be singing “If I was a rich man.”

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    Brilliant reply.
    , @Charles Erwin Wilson II

    The subjunctive is the second lostest of lost causes, only a very few steps behind the split infinitive.
     
    Well, you have not asked my opinion, but if you were to do so, then I would say, "to hell with strictures on split infinitives" (cf. Churchill) "but losing the subjunctive is a genuine increase in entropy." Quote linguists if you please, but linguists will have us all pointing and grunting if we don't push back, and push back hard.
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  205. guest says:
    @The Anti-Gnostic
    I remember watching that spectacle and the cutaways to the royal family. They looked like they wanted to call in the RAF, but they haven't used their position to do anything. The founder of the Majority Rights blog had a good essay on the admittedly limited but real powers the Queen has but refuses to exercise as her country is deconstructed. Now she's an old, old woman and her son is a tired old man. William and Harry have settled into their pedestrian roles, probably cowed by the prospect of having to schlep in the private sector after the government nationalizes their assets.

    I asked a conservative Brit why they still bother with the whole farce and he explained that if the monarchy were deposed then the government would have to write a constitution, and it would be a monstrosity with every loony civil right anybody could dream up thrown in.

    As somebody mentioned, this is going to be a real problem for the Commonwealth. As somebody else mentioned, the Empire left them, and they don't have a galvanizing event like the American Revolution to rally around. Recall the French Empire left Quebec, so what is Quebec and why? They don't really have a good answer any more. The Australians and Canadians will be told by all the Chinese, Middle Eastern, African, Caribbean and other neo-Commonwealthers that it wasn't theirs to begin with, so what are you old Imperials still doing here, pretending to run things.

    “probably cowed by the prospect of having to schlep in the private sector after the government nationalizes their assets”

    I don’t necessarily know that’d happen, but even if it did they’d be set for life. They’re already famous and “know people,” and they could sell their stories and images for a comfortable living. They wouldn’t even have to work it themselves, just a slight nod of the head to agents and PR people, who’d run with it. There are corporate, foundational, and media empires who’d salivate at the chance to own them, whether they’re royal or not. If they didn’t care about propriety, they’d be more than set. Think of the sex tapes!

    What they’d really be losing, aside from England, is generational wealth. Eventually the public and media/ruling class would lose interest.

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  206. @Cwhatfuture
    For a fake she really takes it pretty far: https://mobile.twitter.com/tamaward?lang=en

    She looks at least fifty, yet has a five-year-old? Poor kid may be mentally deficient.

    She claims to be Catholic but obviously isn’t. Cafeteria Catholic, more like.

    She has a category of her writings entitled “Creative Nonfiction” – stupid, ponpous, or both.

    A creature this obviously useless is invariably a trust-fund baby, married who supports her parasitism (less likely for someone so homely; I suspect surgeons in Vancouver can afford attractive wives), or party to some other shenanigans (for instance, she may well live in Port Angeles or some low-rent suburb of Vancouver; all the beaners and Filipinos living in shitholes like Richmond and Milpitas love to claim they live in “San José” or even “The San Francisco Bay Area” – actually, being self-important shits, they say “The Bay Area,” as if that meant anything in a world with thousands if not millions of bays…).

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  207. guest says:
    @Anonymous
    Absolutely.

    How is this any different or worse than terrorising children with tales of Hell and Damnation? The parallel is closer than these SJW parents realise. Just as loony Christian parents are the biggest generators of atheists, this indoctrination is going to create a lot of Nazis in the years to come.

    For all those freaked out by hellfire and damnation, I’m almost certain more people are comforted by religion, and live cold and lonely lives without it. There isn’t really any upside to Liberal Guilt, and it’s definitely false whereas hell is only probably doesn’t exist. (In my opinion.)

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    There isn’t really any upside to Liberal Guilt, and it’s definitely false whereas hell is only probably doesn’t exist. (In my opinion.)
     
    Hell exists on Earth, why wouldn't in an afterlife?
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  208. guest says:
    @songbird
    There was talk of dividing China up. Somewhat like how the Axis Powers talked about dividing the US up. Neither scenario was likely to happen though. Balance of power, besides the US was against it, and people were willing and had previously armed the Chinese. In any case, the foreign powers won, occupied Beijing (though you could argue that wasn't victory) but didn't divide China up. Japan's earlier and later attempts aside.

    Some of it may have been gunboat diplomacy. During the Boxer Rebellion there were undoubtedly counter-massacres. But none of this is any different from what the Chinese themselves did. Despite their own laughable narrative, the Chinese were themselves imperialists (albeit without much of a navy) They colonized many places, including Korea before the Japanese conquered it. The colonized Tibet and Taiwan.

    Not to excuse any of the behavior, but China being forced to deal with the outside world was probably healthy for it. The British occupying HK was probably healthy for China, in the long term because when Communism came, it gave them an obvious counterexample. The Empress of China probably did much more damage to it than any outside power at that time. And they still had footbinding and eunuchs. Anyway my point is, in the long term, what happened to up until the time of the Boxer Rebellion to China is absolutely nothing compared to what is being done to the West, and the Chinese probably would not have allowed it to happen to them. (I don't think that reflects badly on them, quite the contrary.)

    “Somewhat like how the Axis Powers talked about dividing the US up”

    Or, more aptly, how the Allies actually divided Germany up.

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  209. guest says:
    @rg
    Good luck finding a recital of Chopin string music, unless you're referring to the strings in a piano.

    The above poster said strings OR recital. I presume he meant a piano recital in the case of Chopin.

    For the record, Chopin wrote piano duos and trios for string instruments.

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  210. Pat Boyle says:
    @Vinteuil
    The subjunctive is the second lostest of lost causes, only a very few steps behind the split infinitive.

    Mark my words: it won't be long before the Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof will be singing "If I was a rich man."

    Brilliant reply.

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  211. dwb says:
    @AKAHorace
    I think that one reason why political correctness goes much further in Canada than the United States is the end of the British Empire.

    Until after the second war Canadians defined themselves as North Americans who were part of the Empire/Commonwealth. Once it was clear that the Empire was over there was no compelling reason for our existence as a country (except for Quebec, but that is another story). In the seventies there was a lot of talk of Canada's search for identity.

    What happened was the Liberals, headed by Trudeau the elder, redefined Canada as a bilingual, multicultural country. In the states there is a story of revolution and becoming a democracy. In European countries there are genuine national traditions. In Canada our national story, Loyalists fleeing the American republic to live as subjects of the King had become an embarrassment. There was no strong ethnic tradition of a language, religion or even food that defined us. So multiculturalism and the idea of being at the leading edge of social progress was uncritically accepted in a way that could not have been in other countries.

    Several years ago I was at a public event to commemorate the song "The Maple Leaf forever". It was the unofficial national anthem of Canadian troops in Europe in the second war. The musicians announced that the traditional lyrics were unsingable and replaced them with a paen to mass immigration.

    Only in Canada, pity me.

    Trudeau just continued what had been underway for years.

    (Full disclosure: We are ‘refugees’ of a sort from Canada; we moved to the States when the old man (a surgeon) got fed up with the prospects under the Canadian health care system.)

    It’s hard for Americans (and younger Canadians) to think of how obnoxious the creep has been. My grandfather refused to fly the maple leaf flag (the current national flag), which he called “Pearson’s Rag” after Lester B Pearson wh0 junked the old one in the mid 1960s because the Union Jack offended the French people. He used to sneer at bilingualism (” ‘Red-oo-EE?’ What the hell does that mean?” he would say when stickers at the grocery store showed meat that was ‘reduit’ – discounted).

    I would offer that this likely fictitious little girl should just wait a few years. Soon, in Vancouver, she will be a small minority. And the people replacing her “culture-less” self won’t give a hoot about making people who celebrate phony “cultural” crap like 1000 year old gods with names full of X and Ch in them.

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  212. AKAHorace says:
    @Tex
    I'd never heard of the song, so I looked up the lyrics (date to 1867, the year of the Confederation). I found them on a website lamenting that they were no longer considered "politically correct". Intrigued, I had to find out what these unsingable words were. Something on the order of Camptown Ladies? A prayer the injuns sober up and put on pants? A reminder that the French are untrustworthy papists?

    In Days of yore,
    From Britain's shore
    Wolfe the dauntless hero came
    And planted firm Britannia's flag
    On Canada's fair domain.
    Here may it wave,
    Our boast, our pride
    And joined in love together,
    The thistle, shamrock, rose entwined,
    The Maple Leaf Forever.

    [CHORUS]
    The Maple Leaf
    Our Emblem Dear,
    The Maple Leaf Forever.
    God save our Queen and heaven bless,
    The Maple Leaf Forever.

    At Queenston Heights and Lundy's Lane
    Our brave fathers side by side
    For freedom's home and loved ones dear,
    Firmly stood and nobly died.
    And so their rights which they maintained,
    We swear to yeild them never.
    Our watchword ever more shall be
    The Maple Leaf Forever

    [CHORUS]

    Our fair Dominion now extends
    From Cape Race to Nootka Sound
    May peace forever be our lot
    And plenty a store abound
    And may those ties of love be ours
    Which discord cannot sever
    And flourish green for freedom's home
    The Maple Leaf Forever

    [CHORUS]

    That's not even as harsh as the later verses of "The Star Spangled Banner." Of course those are about the limeys, not injuns or frogs, so no one gets too upset.

    Yes, the message is that English, Irish and Scots should pull together and be Canadians. This was just after the Fenian raids from the states. So for its time “The Maple Leaf Forever” was pretty “inclusive”.

    If they had only included a fourth verse about transgendered first nations we might be allowed to sing it today.

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  213. @Bill

    The child, maybe not yet as a teenager (per Barnard’s comment) but some time will realize that she was lied to by her Mom growing up.
     
    When discussing his father, Hutton Gibson (who has famously unusual opinions), Mel famously said "The man never lied to me in his life."

    I can say the same thing.

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  214. AM says:
    @guest
    For all those freaked out by hellfire and damnation, I'm almost certain more people are comforted by religion, and live cold and lonely lives without it. There isn't really any upside to Liberal Guilt, and it's definitely false whereas hell is only probably doesn't exist. (In my opinion.)

    There isn’t really any upside to Liberal Guilt, and it’s definitely false whereas hell is only probably doesn’t exist. (In my opinion.)

    Hell exists on Earth, why wouldn’t in an afterlife?

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  215. Clyde says:

    Not too long ago it was little black girls who were painted as the victims of uncaring and racist white toy makers. Because all the coveted dolls were white. So the young black girls grew up wishing they were white instead of black.

    This was back when whitey called the shots. Now we have a certain 13% of the population who are put forth as moral exemplars due to slavery. While any honest assessment would say their ancestor’s slavery was the best thing that ever happened to them. The alternative being life in Africa.

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  216. @bomag

    The parents in this story are almost cartoonishly-explicit examples of post-Christian SJW savior complex.
     
    I'd say totally cartoonish.

    The thing here is that SJWs moan and complain about past injustices (out of context, of course) with the implication that if we properly apologize while suckling and nurturing the various "oppressed" classes, a better world will come into being. The evidence seems otherwise, but it takes a while for that to sink in.

    The thing here is that SJWs moan and complain about past injustices (out of context, of course) with the implication that if we properly apologize while suckling and nurturing the various “oppressed” classes, a better world will come into being. The evidence seems otherwise, but it takes a while for that to sink in.

    Yes. They believe they can redeem the lost and make propitiation for the sins of the world — sins they and their peers haven’t committed.

    And in the meantime, they ignore their own very real sins, or raise them up as virtues.

    Their hubris is sickening.

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    Their hubris is sickening.
     
    As always, you are generous.
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  217. Neoconned says:
    @BenKenobi
    You jerk, you shoulda looked me up! I live right in the core.

    What bars did you check out? It's conceivable we crossed paths.

    Hastings safaris are always fun. The street people are in a different world, they never hassle normies.

    Next time I’m in Vancouver I’ll hit you up…..

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  218. @benjaminl
    Interesting recent piece by Joseph Koerner on visual art and the Reformation.

    http://marginalia.lareviewofbooks.org/art-state-siege/

    #reformation500

    Interesting and relevant stuff; thanks much.

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  219. @Neoconned
    I was raised in a strict Southern Baptist type way so my religious upbringing had a lot to do w it. Also seeing my relatives become felons and "anything they can get" addicts and drunks cleaned me up.

    I'm not without my vices. I love women, i get drunk 2-3 times a month and very very occasionally partake of grass though thats mainly when i travel.....

    I suppose too if you didnt grow up here its real exotic. Growing up we ate gumbo and ate king caked and got 2 days off from school to do the parades....

    I've been immersed in it my whole life so its nothing new.

    From reading your prior posts I know you have had a hard life. But reading this post, well, it reads like you have had a good life.

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  220. @The Last Real Calvinist

    The thing here is that SJWs moan and complain about past injustices (out of context, of course) with the implication that if we properly apologize while suckling and nurturing the various “oppressed” classes, a better world will come into being. The evidence seems otherwise, but it takes a while for that to sink in.

     

    Yes. They believe they can redeem the lost and make propitiation for the sins of the world -- sins they and their peers haven't committed.

    And in the meantime, they ignore their own very real sins, or raise them up as virtues.

    Their hubris is sickening.

    Their hubris is sickening.

    As always, you are generous.

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  221. @Vinteuil
    The subjunctive is the second lostest of lost causes, only a very few steps behind the split infinitive.

    Mark my words: it won't be long before the Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof will be singing "If I was a rich man."

    The subjunctive is the second lostest of lost causes, only a very few steps behind the split infinitive.

    Well, you have not asked my opinion, but if you were to do so, then I would say, “to hell with strictures on split infinitives” (cf. Churchill) “but losing the subjunctive is a genuine increase in entropy.” Quote linguists if you please, but linguists will have us all pointing and grunting if we don’t push back, and push back hard.

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  222. @Victor
    A part of me thinks indoctrinating one's children with this sort of white guilt is child abuse. It's not healthy to obsess about race.

    It absolutely is, and begins in kindergarten if not earlier. In anticipation of Columbus Day, my son’s class had five straight days of anti-white symbolism. His comment: “you have the eyes of someone who takes other people’s land.”

    We’ve already had the trans and chromosomes talk (“can’t change your biology, despite exterior trappings”). Now we’ll need the colonialism and slavery talks, all before he’s 6. I should be grateful they only begin holocaust berating in 4th grade.

    I plan to unravel the white scapegoating using global comparatives — the 1000 years of muslim slaving, indian caste system, bantu expansion, aztec imperialism, but holy heck they cut our work out as parents. Where’s the history and pride in one’s nation and culture?

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  223. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
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    http://www.islamicity.org/2075/mahathirs-speech-on-a-changed-world/

    The Chinese invented explosives and used them to make noise in order to chase away the "dragons" and stop them from swallowing the sun and the moon during eclipses. Or simply as firecrackers during festivals. But when the Europeans came across the Chinese explosives, the first thing that they thought of was how to use them to propel their cannon balls further.
     
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  224. What’s sad is liberal white Americans who adopt infants from non-white countries, and then bring them up in their birth cultures. It’s enough to give the kids complexes.

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  225. Brutusale says:

    “Abby dear, just remember that, with all those wonderful and vibrant cultures your friends’ families grew up in, they came here for a better life. Your people created that.”

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  226. Brutusale says:
    @Steve Sailer
    It reads a little bit like Godfrey Elfwick's oped in the Guardian.

    Another possibility is it's by somebody who is aware and is just trying to help.

    The self-identifier as a writer of “creative non-fiction” tells the tale.

    The only part of the story that’s believable is that she has a daughter.

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  227. Alrenous says: • Website
    @International Jew
    Arghh, how embarrassing. Thanks.

    Nothing in the least embarrassing about admitting you made a mistake and admitting correction.

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