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Dr. Seuss Books Like Horton Hears a Who! Branded Racist and Problematic in New Study

“Racism spans across the entire Seuss collection,” scholars write in a new study

By SAM GILLETTE
February 28, 2019 09:58 PM

As Dr. Seuss’ birthday approaches on March 2, a new study argues that many of the author’s classic children’s books are racist and problematic — and only two percent of his characters represent people of color.

“[This study reveals] how racism spans across the entire Seuss collection, while debunking myths about how books like Horton Hears a Who! and The Sneetches can be used to promote tolerance, anti-bias, or anti-racism,” Katie Ishizuka and Ramón Stephens write in their February 2019 report, “The Cat is Out of the Bag: Orientalism, AntiBlackness, and White Supremacy in Dr. Seuss’ s Children’s Books,” as part of St. Catherine University’s Research on Diversity in Youth Literature.

iSteve commenter Tyrone observes:

In the future every straight white male will have 15 minutes of shame.

What year will they come for Mr. Rogers?

 
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  1. Racist and problematic? Cool!

    • Replies: @MikeatMikedotMike
    A double negative indicates a positive.
  2. Nobody really knows the ethnicity of Little Cat Z, so I think this lady’s full of shit. I always thought of him as the token minority. Then there are these 2, of questionable background, not really the kind of Things I’d like my kids and cats to hang out with. With all their disruptive discipline problems, they should go to their own schools:

    • Replies: @Cloudbuster
    If they're minorities, then numbering them dehumanizes them, like the numbers on concentration camp victims!

    Seriously, though, reading about stuff like this is so demoralizing. Just the idea that people who would write this have degrees, and that people take this sort of insanity seriously. As John Derbyshire said, "We are doomed."
    , @Jim Christian
    They could be transgendered Feminists of one form or another. Jesus! THAT is where all the Blue Hair came from, the girls read Dr. Seuss!
  3. When you’re a nail everything looks like a hammer ….

  4. Why don’t the promoters of notions like this display some actual courage and take on Black Entertainment Television [sic] looking for racism? They wouldn’t dare!

    • Replies: @catlover
    AAAA-MEN !!! What would happen if somebody started White Entertainment Television? And what about White History Month? Or 100 White Men of Atlanta?
  5. When the museum opened in Springfield, I recall seeing a lot colored people and their children seeming to enjoy it.

  6. BTW, there is a very nice lady who teaches the little ones at a school near us. From the time I mentioned the Commie So-called Pope they’ve got now, I knew she was pretty hard left-wing, so I didn’t talk any more politics. However, she is a BIG FAN of Dr. Suess, as am I, and she even celebrates his birthday at the same level as say, George Washington. I wonder how she feels about this crap.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon

    BTW, there is a very nice lady who teaches the little ones at a school near us. From the time I mentioned the Commie So-called Pope they’ve got now, I knew she was pretty hard left-wing, so I didn’t talk any more politics. However, she is a BIG FAN of Dr. Suess, as am I, and she even celebrates his birthday at the same level as say, George Washington. I wonder how she feels about this crap.
     
    If you were a mean guy, you could take this opportunity to completely ruin Dr. Suess for her. Remind her how horribly racist he is - how horribly racist she must be for liking him - and that the only penance for her thought crime would be to publicly denounce him, never read him again, and completely renounce this thing that gives her pleasure.
    , @Pericles

    very nice lady who teaches the little ones at a school near us ... I knew she was pretty hard left-wing

     

    Unlikely to actually be very nice.
  7. One of the authors (Katie Ishizuka) has a Japanese last name, but my bet she is just another aggrieved half breed.

    Here is her gripe. Dr Seuss racist cartoons from WW2 http://www.openculture.com/2014/08/dr-seuss-draws-racist-anti-japanese-cartoons-during-ww-ii.html

    • Replies: @istevefan
    Yep. You connected the same dots I did.
    , @Wilkey
    Dear Millenials,

    When was the last time your country won a real war?

    Have you ever had to fight a real, brutal war with serious consequences if you lost?

    No? Then please don't criticize those of us who did fight such a war for doing what we believed we needed to do to win it.

    Sincerely,
    The World War 2 Generation
  8. A children’s fable cannot be used any more because of little details that children will not get anyway.
    Literally making the perfect the death of the good.

    • Replies: @ThreeCranes
    "because of little details that children will not get anyway."

    There it is.

    Speaking personally, I didn't know what a Jew was until I went to college and read the Old Testament as a humanities requirement. Not that there weren't Jews in my high school with whom I was friends. It's just that it was never an issue because my parents weren't the type who taught us that "The Jews killed Jesus." I was utterly naive.

    My parents finally had us baptized when we were in our teens. They told us that they didn't want to have us baptized as infants because we would have been too young to have understood the significance of what we were going through.

    I mention this because of your point J.Ross. How would and could I have benefitted, as a human being, from having been herded onto a school bus and taken to a reducation session at the local Holocaust museum? It would have meant nothing to me. Kids don't understand why adults fight over abstract things such as religion and social and economic class.

    I really believe that Jews are making a mistake in pushing this holocaust education stuff on innocent babes. It will backfire on them. Why can't they see this?

    My parents had more sense. Out of respect for us they refused to force feed us with adult stuff, which is probably why I resent Jew's insistence on the necessity to do so today.

  9. In the future every straight white male will have 15 minutes of shame.

    • Replies: @Jim Christian

    In the future every straight white male will have 15 minutes of shame.
     
    Shame for what? Not me. There's no shame. From THESE people?

    I'm straight, White, hetero, a Vet, a gun owner and certainly a misogynist in every sense of the word. Add in a few 'ist's and ite's and they're just points of pride. The people that would shame you are the kids from high school that were ugly and fat and that everyone ignored and/or mocked. Why do they have authority now? Just tell em to screw off. And be in a profession where they can't hurt you. Face-to-face, you can lean in, they back out quickly. Better to be feared than loved.

    , @Forbes
    While kudos for the clever turn of phrase--it's more likely that catching a break from all the shame for 15 minutes is the best to be hoped for. As it is, there's no let-up in the 24/7/365 white privilege shaming.
  10. @Achmed E. Newman
    Nobody really knows the ethnicity of Little Cat Z, so I think this lady's full of shit. I always thought of him as the token minority. Then there are these 2, of questionable background, not really the kind of Things I'd like my kids and cats to hang out with. With all their disruptive discipline problems, they should go to their own schools:

    https://www.peakstupidity.com/images/Things_1_and_2.jpg

    If they’re minorities, then numbering them dehumanizes them, like the numbers on concentration camp victims!

    Seriously, though, reading about stuff like this is so demoralizing. Just the idea that people who would write this have degrees, and that people take this sort of insanity seriously. As John Derbyshire said, “We are doomed.”

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    As John Derbyshire said, “We are doomed.”
     
    That may be true too, but to me, this is exactly why I maintain were are very near Peak Stupidity. That's the way it feels to me, anyway, plus I already payed for the URL.
    , @Charles Erwin Wilson 3

    As John Derbyshire said, “We are doomed.”
     
    Buck up Cowboy. Derbyshire is a weary refugee from a spent empire. He knows the truth, but his orientation is too British to adopt an American perspective.

    We will win this. And Derbyshire will die in his mistaken pessimism. Then God will send him to purgatory, and it will take a thousand millennia to right his ship.
  11. So, I googled St. Catherine’s because I’ve never heard of it, and it’s a women’s college. How are those still legal, what with Title IX, and all? I know the law was really only meant to work one way, but the idea of a college that is exclusively for women in 2019 just strikes me as absurd.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    No, it was meant to work both ways, but because of unisex dipshits like yourself, nothing works as it was meant to.
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    It's a , excuse me, an historically gynocollegiate environment. Title 9 is not welcome there, because ... wymyn.
    , @anonymous
    The trannies should be breaking down the doors but won't because the feminists still have more power.
  12. Red Fish
    Blue Fish

    And what about other color fishes?

    The horror

  13. I don’t know. I think the prolific use of racial expletives in those books was a pretty big blue.

  14. So I guess we won’t see politicians and celebrities wearing those big ridiculous Cat in the Hat hats reading to little urban kids anymore. It seems like only yesterday that they were sticking it to the man with those red and white bad-trip tall caps. And no more maudlin gifting of The Places You’ll Go? Who’s going to speak for the trees? Circular firing squad continues.

  15. @Achmed E. Newman
    Nobody really knows the ethnicity of Little Cat Z, so I think this lady's full of shit. I always thought of him as the token minority. Then there are these 2, of questionable background, not really the kind of Things I'd like my kids and cats to hang out with. With all their disruptive discipline problems, they should go to their own schools:

    https://www.peakstupidity.com/images/Things_1_and_2.jpg

    They could be transgendered Feminists of one form or another. Jesus! THAT is where all the Blue Hair came from, the girls read Dr. Seuss!

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    Things 1 and 2 look a lot happier than those transgendered feminists, but yeah, those SJWs may indeed have repressed memories of the Cat in the Hat books.

    And to think that I saw it on Mulberry Street!:

    https://www.peakstupidity.com/images/Purple_Haired_Libtard.jpg
  16. Ted Geisel pulled a Bezos with his friend’s wife at about the same age as El Jefe did.

    Something in the cryptoprogtard water evidently.

  17. @Nathan
    So, I googled St. Catherine's because I've never heard of it, and it's a women's college. How are those still legal, what with Title IX, and all? I know the law was really only meant to work one way, but the idea of a college that is exclusively for women in 2019 just strikes me as absurd.

    No, it was meant to work both ways, but because of unisex dipshits like yourself, nothing works as it was meant to.

    • Replies: @Nathan
    Rude.

    Sure, Title IX was meant to apply to Bryn Mawr and St. Catherine's (apparently) as well as to VMI and the Citadel. I guess that's why those military academies were compelled to admit women, and women's colleges no longer exist... oh, wait.

    Anyway, with the way colleges are in 2019, women's colleges are redundant. Women already have the run of the... uh, "unisex" colleges, what do they need seperate ones for? Where are the men's colleges?

    Anyway, I'll get back to causing things not to work with the other "unisex dipshits." Which we somehow do in a reflexive way... apparently.
  18. @tyrone
    In the future every straight white male will have 15 minutes of shame.

    In the future every straight white male will have 15 minutes of shame.

    Shame for what? Not me. There’s no shame. From THESE people?

    I’m straight, White, hetero, a Vet, a gun owner and certainly a misogynist in every sense of the word. Add in a few ‘ist’s and ite’s and they’re just points of pride. The people that would shame you are the kids from high school that were ugly and fat and that everyone ignored and/or mocked. Why do they have authority now? Just tell em to screw off. And be in a profession where they can’t hurt you. Face-to-face, you can lean in, they back out quickly. Better to be feared than loved.

  19. OT
    How white is AOC and her mother and her ginger beau friend? Very nice photos here tell the story.
    “So remember every picture tells a story don’t it” — All credit goes to Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood (Stones)
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6748793/Alexandria-Ocasio-Cortezs-mother-tells-hopes-daughter-marries-longtime-boyfriend.html

    • Replies: @Roderick Spode
    I suppose Alexandria's occasionally-courteous, so.
    , @LFM
    Goodness. That photo of AOC and the boyfriend. For a moment I thought I was looking at a picture of Harry and Meghan.
    , @Alden
    Maybe he’s a nice guy and has the personality to be a good husband to a dingbat Congress girl. They could have an environmentally conscious neo hippy wedding
  20. Cat-In-The-Hat Comes Back. Isn’t that cat in Blackface? Or Black with White Face?

    • Replies: @The Alarmist

    "Or Black with White Face?"
     
    So, he's a jive cat?
  21. @Henry's Cat
    Racist and problematic? Cool!

    A double negative indicates a positive.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.
  22. Katie and Ramon. I do not like them, Sam I Am.

  23. Ah yes, the hard left publication known as People magazine. The long march trough the institutions has metaphorically circled the globe several times now. Let’s all say a big “thank you” to the conservatives who clearly did nothing to prevent this. Thanks for letting our universities turn into hard Left puppy mills while you laughed about “political correctness gone mad” for decade after decade.

    To be fair, no one is to blame because no one is in charge. All we can do is share a bitter laugh about how it’s Dr. Suess’ turn in the dunking stool today. Maybe Boris Johnson can do a little dance while he recites his favourite lines from Cat in the Hat? Maybe Trump Jr. can tweet about this?

    Meanwhile the shabby cultural revolution rolls on. The stupid and unhappy cultural saboteurs will just carry on smashing things at their own pace and no one will have the power to even obstruct them. Such is life as a “conservative” in a society that conserves nothing.

    • Replies: @Clyde
    Your excellent post in every poetic paragraph. Says it all. What the (our) current dilemma is. Then maybe Sting knew this years ago. Put on a happy face but "When the world is running down, make the best of what is still around" _______Written in say 1982 and matters have gotten so much worse since then.

    Today what is still around is much thinner (gruel). At least when he wrote this Margaret Thatcher was the PM he could find an umbrella under, with all his insolence.

    , @bomag

    Let’s all say a big “thank you” to the conservatives who clearly did nothing to prevent this.[leftist takeover of the academy]
     
    A bit harsh.

    Battles were fought; and still are. We're up for more help. There is still hope: responsible people are personally conservative; there should be some leverage there.
    , @YetAnotherAnon
    We have to rely on Muslims to push back. They seem to be innoculated against "certain mind viruses".

    https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/mar/04/birmingham-school-stops-lgbt-lessons-after-parent-protests


    "A primary school that taught pupils about homosexuality as part of a programme to challenge homophobia has stopped the lessons after hundreds of children were withdrawn by parents in protest.

    Parkfield community school in Saltley, Birmingham, has been the scene of weekly protests over the lessons, which parents claim are promoting gay and transgender lifestyles.

    In a letter to parents, the school said: “Up to the end of this term, we will not be delivering any No Outsiders lessons in our long-term year curriculum plan, as this half term has already been blocked for religious education (RE). Equality assemblies will continue as normal and our welcoming No Outsiders ethos will be there for all.”

    On Friday about 600 Muslim children, aged between four and 11, were withdrawn from the school for the day, parents said. The school would not confirm the number.

    The school made clear that it had never intended to continue the No Outsiders lessons this half term and confirmed that the lessons would resume only after a full consultation with every parent.

    Last month, the Guardian reported that the assistant headteacher of the school was forced to defend the lessons after 400 predominantly Muslim parents signed a petition calling for them to be dropped from the curriculum.

    Andrew Moffat, who was awarded an MBE for his work in equality education, said he was threatened and targeted via a leaflet campaign after the school piloted the No Outsiders programme. Its ethos is to promote LGBT equality and challenge homophobia in primary schools.

    Moffat, the author of Challenging Homophobia in Primary Schools who is currently shortlisted for a world’s best teacher award, resigned from another primary school – Chilwell Croft academy, also in Birmingham – after a similar dispute with Muslim and Christian parents.

    Parents have been protesting outside the Saltley school, which is rated as outstanding by Ofsted. At one protest they held signs that read “say no to promoting of homosexuality and LGBT ways of life to our children”, “stop exploiting children’s innocence”, and “education not indoctrination”.

    Children from reception age through to year six were being taught five No Outsiders lessons a year, each one covering topics to meet requirements in the Equality Act. Books being read by the pupils include Mommy, Mama and Me, and King & King – stories about same-sex relationships and marriages."
     

    "who was awarded an MBE for his work in equality education" - you can see the value in having a Conservative government, can't you?
    , @Ozymandias
    "The long march trough the institutions has metaphorically circled the globe several times now. Let’s all say a big “thank you” to the conservatives who clearly did nothing to prevent this."

    Progressives are currently marching through Human Resources departments. It's called SHRM, Society for Human Resources Management. I've mentioned them here a number of times but I've yet to receive a single reply. We all just stand by and watch it happen with seemingly little interest. But what are we to do?

  24. Only two percent of his characters represent people of color. I wonder how they quantify that. Who gets to say what color a who is? I’ve always identified the cat in the hat as black. What other cat would wear a funky top hat like that? All this hoopla over who’s sounds like anti Semitic dog whistling to me. These problematic developments are very troubling.

  25. Ishizuka likely finds Seuss’s WW2 propaganda problematic.

    • Replies: @Yak-15
    The nips murdered tens of millions of Chinese civilians, hundreds of thousands of allied prisoners of war and hundreds of thousands of American combat troops. They also enslaved millions in near starvation conditions while also practicing actual, industrialized rape.

    But, hey, those cartoons are the real issue and I am glad we are talking about that.

    Leftism is death cult that needs to be destroyed. There is no reckoning with them. We need to win.
    , @Wally
    Was par for the course.

    http://j387mediahistory.weebly.com/uploads/6/4/2/2/6422481/2860987.jpg

    http://j387mediahistory.weebly.com/uploads/6/4/2/2/6422481/259686.jpg

    http://j387mediahistory.weebly.com/uploads/6/4/2/2/6422481/1173394.jpg

  26. The Chronicles of Narnia is next.

    • Replies: @syonredux
    Narnia books attacked as racist and sexist
    Philip Pullman dismisses work of CS Lewis as blatant religious propaganda

    The Whitbread prize-winning children's writer Philip Pullman has dismissed his best-selling predecessor CS Lewis as "blatantly racist" and "monumentally disparaging of women".
     
    https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2002/jun/03/gender.hayfestival2002

    'The Horse & His Boy' Was My Favorite Narnia Book As A Kid — But Now I See Just How Racist It Actually Is

    If you don't remember the geopolitical world of Narnia, I'll remind you that Calormen is the enemy of Narnia in The Final Battle. It is the country of evil, violent, demon-worshipers who kill all the talking trees and try to defeat Aslan (but he's God, so he's fine). Calormen is also heavily coded as Middle Eastern. Heavily. The cover art of The Horse and His Boy appears to feature at least one mosque in the background. The people are described as having "dark faces and long beards." They live in the desert. They "wear flowing robes and orange-coloured turbans."

    And, as C.S. Lewis puts it in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, they are "wise, wealthy, courteous, cruel and ancient."
     
    https://www.bustle.com/p/the-horse-his-boy-was-my-favorite-narnia-book-as-a-kid-but-now-i-see-just-how-racist-it-actually-is-9599931
  27. @Cloudbuster
    If they're minorities, then numbering them dehumanizes them, like the numbers on concentration camp victims!

    Seriously, though, reading about stuff like this is so demoralizing. Just the idea that people who would write this have degrees, and that people take this sort of insanity seriously. As John Derbyshire said, "We are doomed."

    As John Derbyshire said, “We are doomed.”

    That may be true too, but to me, this is exactly why I maintain were are very near Peak Stupidity. That’s the way it feels to me, anyway, plus I already payed for the URL.

  28. @Clyde
    One of the authors (Katie Ishizuka) has a Japanese last name, but my bet she is just another aggrieved half breed.

    Here is her gripe. Dr Seuss racist cartoons from WW2 http://www.openculture.com/2014/08/dr-seuss-draws-racist-anti-japanese-cartoons-during-ww-ii.html

    Yep. You connected the same dots I did.

    • Agree: Clyde
  29. @Nathan
    So, I googled St. Catherine's because I've never heard of it, and it's a women's college. How are those still legal, what with Title IX, and all? I know the law was really only meant to work one way, but the idea of a college that is exclusively for women in 2019 just strikes me as absurd.

    It’s a , excuse me, an historically gynocollegiate environment. Title 9 is not welcome there, because … wymyn.

    • Replies: @Nathan
    Lol. Exactly. Even the black colleges are now *historically* black colleges, and will admit anybody. Not so the ladies colleges. This is some weird Pokemon point stuff.
  30. @Cagey Beast
    Ah yes, the hard left publication known as People magazine. The long march trough the institutions has metaphorically circled the globe several times now. Let's all say a big "thank you" to the conservatives who clearly did nothing to prevent this. Thanks for letting our universities turn into hard Left puppy mills while you laughed about "political correctness gone mad" for decade after decade.

    To be fair, no one is to blame because no one is in charge. All we can do is share a bitter laugh about how it's Dr. Suess' turn in the dunking stool today. Maybe Boris Johnson can do a little dance while he recites his favourite lines from Cat in the Hat? Maybe Trump Jr. can tweet about this?

    Meanwhile the shabby cultural revolution rolls on. The stupid and unhappy cultural saboteurs will just carry on smashing things at their own pace and no one will have the power to even obstruct them. Such is life as a "conservative" in a society that conserves nothing.

    Your excellent post in every poetic paragraph. Says it all. What the (our) current dilemma is. Then maybe Sting knew this years ago. Put on a happy face but “When the world is running down, make the best of what is still around” _______Written in say 1982 and matters have gotten so much worse since then.

    Today what is still around is much thinner (gruel). At least when he wrote this Margaret Thatcher was the PM he could find an umbrella under, with all his insolence.

    • Agree: Cagey Beast
  31. But some of Seuss’ classics have been criticized for the way they portray people of color. In And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street, for example, a character described as Chinese has two lines for eyes, carries chopsticks and a bowl of rice, and wears traditional Japanese-style shoes. In If I Ran the Zoo, two men said to be from Africa are shown shirtless, shoeless and wearing grass skirts as they carry an exotic animal. Outside of his books, the author’s personal legacy has come into question, too — Seuss wrote an entire minstrel show in college and performed as the main character in full blackface.

    In light of this, the National Education Association rebranded Read Across America in 2017, backing away from Seuss’ books and Seuss-themed activities. It introduced a new theme of “celebrating a nation of diverse readers.” Its website now highlights works by and about people of color.

    https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2019/02/26/695966537/classic-books-are-full-of-problems-why-cant-we-put-them-down?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=books

  32. The Revolution always consumes its own children . . . it just took 70 some years in Dr. Seuss’s case.

    https://library.ucsd.edu/speccoll/dswenttowar/#ark:bb7065726h

  33. @Clifford Brown
    Ishizuka likely finds Seuss's WW2 propaganda problematic.



    http://cdn8.openculture.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/waiting-for-signals.png

    http://cdn8.openculture.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/jap-alley.png

    The nips murdered tens of millions of Chinese civilians, hundreds of thousands of allied prisoners of war and hundreds of thousands of American combat troops. They also enslaved millions in near starvation conditions while also practicing actual, industrialized rape.

    But, hey, those cartoons are the real issue and I am glad we are talking about that.

    Leftism is death cult that needs to be destroyed. There is no reckoning with them. We need to win.

  34. @Jim Christian
    They could be transgendered Feminists of one form or another. Jesus! THAT is where all the Blue Hair came from, the girls read Dr. Seuss!

    Things 1 and 2 look a lot happier than those transgendered feminists, but yeah, those SJWs may indeed have repressed memories of the Cat in the Hat books.

    And to think that I saw it on Mulberry Street!:

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    I thinks that's Violet Beauregarde from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory turning into a giant blueberry.
  35. only two percent of his characters represent people of color.

    A massive underrepresentation as compared to the demographics of 1950s La Jolla, California.

    La Wik:

    According to United States Census Bureau figures, the ethnic/racial makeup of La Jolla is 82.5% White, 0.8% Black, 0.2% American Indian, 11.2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 2.0% some other race, and 3.1% two or more races. Latinos, who may be of any race, form 7.2% of La Jolla’s population.

  36. The real problem with Horton is that he’s pro-life with “a person’s a person no matter how small”.

    • Agree: Ron Mexico
  37. @Desiderius
    No, it was meant to work both ways, but because of unisex dipshits like yourself, nothing works as it was meant to.

    Rude.

    Sure, Title IX was meant to apply to Bryn Mawr and St. Catherine’s (apparently) as well as to VMI and the Citadel. I guess that’s why those military academies were compelled to admit women, and women’s colleges no longer exist… oh, wait.

    Anyway, with the way colleges are in 2019, women’s colleges are redundant. Women already have the run of the… uh, “unisex” colleges, what do they need seperate ones for? Where are the men’s colleges?

    Anyway, I’ll get back to causing things not to work with the other “unisex dipshits.” Which we somehow do in a reflexive way… apparently.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    Your inability to even imagine an all-women’s college, which would have been utterly unremarkable in any other time and place, is widely shared in this benighted one.

    That’s the problem. Same goes with an all-male military institute or an all-child nursery school. Not a big deal.
  38. And then there’s ‘Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose’ which shows what eventually happens when you indulge free-loaders like Katie Ishizuka and Ramón Stephens.

    • Replies: @Nathan
    I don't think we'll be getting any CGI movie version of Thidwick any time soon.
  39. @Clyde
    OT
    How white is AOC and her mother and her ginger beau friend? Very nice photos here tell the story.
    "So remember every picture tells a story don't it" --- All credit goes to Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood (Stones)
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6748793/Alexandria-Ocasio-Cortezs-mother-tells-hopes-daughter-marries-longtime-boyfriend.html

    I suppose Alexandria’s occasionally-courteous, so.

  40. @Clyde
    OT
    How white is AOC and her mother and her ginger beau friend? Very nice photos here tell the story.
    "So remember every picture tells a story don't it" --- All credit goes to Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood (Stones)
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6748793/Alexandria-Ocasio-Cortezs-mother-tells-hopes-daughter-marries-longtime-boyfriend.html

    Goodness. That photo of AOC and the boyfriend. For a moment I thought I was looking at a picture of Harry and Meghan.

    • Replies: @peterike

    Goodness. That photo of AOC and the boyfriend. For a moment I thought I was looking at a picture of Harry and Meghan.

     

    The thing about Alexandria Ocasio C-Cups is that she's a puppet for a sneaky Indian puppet master and tech millionaire ingrate, one Saikat Chakrabarti. He very cleverly found himself a photogenic nobody to be the talking head for his anti-white agenda. What's that about Indians being the new Jews? To say nothing of Chakrabarti being an example of Peterike's Law so blatant that it's written in flaming letter across the sky.

    As it turns out, AOC and Chabrabarti are potentially in a good deal of trouble for campaign finance violations and good old fashion grifting. How much you want to bet that Chakrabarti sold the whole scam to AOC as a way to make a whole bunch of money? And being a sneaky Indian, he was clever enough to pick a spokesperson who was female, pretty and a minority with a far Left agenda, thus providing her insulation from press scrutiny. If AOC were a Republican, they would already be hounding her to resign.

    Normally, I would say AOC skates on this one -- Democrats never get in trouble for such things -- but she's also antagonized Pelosi and other ancient old line Democrats, so they may see this as a way to be rid of the pest. A simple call or two to CNN from Pelosi saying "do it" would get the job done. After all, the crimes have already been committed. All they have to do is prosecute.

  41. The most alt-right Dr Seuss is Thidwick the Big Hearted Moose

    Maybe the least alt-right is The Sneetches http://courses.cs.vt.edu/cs2604/Summer2000/projects/Sneetches.txt

    Now, the Star-Belly Sneetches
    Had bellies with stars.
    The Plain-Belly Sneetches
    Had none upon thars.

    Those stars weren’t so big. They were really so small
    You might think such a thing wouldn’t matter at all.

    But, because they had stars, all the Star-Belly Sneetches
    Would brag, “We’re the best kind of Sneetch on the Beaches.”
    With their snoots in the air, they would sniff and they’d snort
    “We’ll have nothing to do with the Plain-Belly sort!”
    And whenever they met some, when they were out walking,
    They’d hike right on past them without even talking.

    When the Star-Belly children went out to play ball,
    Could a Plain Belly get in the game… ? Not at all.
    You only could play if your bellies had stars.
    And the Plain Belly children had none upon thars.

    When the Star-Belly Sneetches had frankfurter roasts
    Or picnics or parties or marshmallow toasts,
    They never invited the Plain-Belly Sneetches.
    They left them out cold, in the dark of the beaches.
    They kept them away. Never let them come near.
    And that’s how they treated them year after year.

    If you look at the pictures it seems the Plain Belly Sneetches aren’t some tiny minority but equally numerous, so, I don’t know Mr. Seuss, maybe the reason the Star Bellied Sneetches don’t want to associate with them is because they are so incompetent they can’t even organise their own picnics or parties or marshmallow toasts. They can’t even organise their own ball games. Maybe if the Star Bellied Sneetches interbred with them it would be the downfall of Sneetch civilisation.

    But it’s ok, some Scotch merchant comes along and confuses them all and they decide they are all the same after all.

    • Replies: @res
    PDF of Thidwick the Big Hearted Moose
    https://orbitingkids.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/1948-thidwick-the-big-hearted-moose-dr-seuss.pdf
    , @Pericles
    And now Star-Bellied Sneetches get steetches.
  42. @Achmed E. Newman
    It's a , excuse me, an historically gynocollegiate environment. Title 9 is not welcome there, because ... wymyn.

    Lol. Exactly. Even the black colleges are now *historically* black colleges, and will admit anybody. Not so the ladies colleges. This is some weird Pokemon point stuff.

  43. The really are some miserable c**ts.

  44. I love how they call it a ‘study’. The public has been trained to associate that word with smart people doing rigorous research and experiments. They’ll read that and think that these ‘social scientists’ interviewed thousands of people, did some kind of implicit bias test, cross-referenced hundreds of texts, or whatever.

    The correct response to these screeching harpies is “go to hell”.

  45. @sayless
    The Chronicles of Narnia is next.

    Narnia books attacked as racist and sexist
    Philip Pullman dismisses work of CS Lewis as blatant religious propaganda

    The Whitbread prize-winning children’s writer Philip Pullman has dismissed his best-selling predecessor CS Lewis as “blatantly racist” and “monumentally disparaging of women”.

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2002/jun/03/gender.hayfestival2002

    ‘The Horse & His Boy’ Was My Favorite Narnia Book As A Kid — But Now I See Just How Racist It Actually Is

    If you don’t remember the geopolitical world of Narnia, I’ll remind you that Calormen is the enemy of Narnia in The Final Battle. It is the country of evil, violent, demon-worshipers who kill all the talking trees and try to defeat Aslan (but he’s God, so he’s fine). Calormen is also heavily coded as Middle Eastern. Heavily. The cover art of The Horse and His Boy appears to feature at least one mosque in the background. The people are described as having “dark faces and long beards.” They live in the desert. They “wear flowing robes and orange-coloured turbans.”

    And, as C.S. Lewis puts it in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, they are “wise, wealthy, courteous, cruel and ancient.”

    https://www.bustle.com/p/the-horse-his-boy-was-my-favorite-narnia-book-as-a-kid-but-now-i-see-just-how-racist-it-actually-is-9599931

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    And don't try the Lovecraft defense, that virulent canard, "but some of his best wives were Jewish," that's not going to wash!
    Wait till they see Tolkein's story about Father Christmas exterminating the original North Pole inhabitants, or "Leaf by Niggle."
    , @sayless
    Thanks, Syon.

    So Pullman thinks the Narnia books are racist and sexist. ?
    Those words don’t mean anything anymore.

    He is a dull child.
    , @Olorin
    It's all about destroying children and innocence, remember.

    Perhaps because someone destroyed theirs. Perhaps not.
    , @sayless
    Then there’s Peter Pan. A few years back I was talking to a leftist relative about how much I had enjoyed re-reading Peter Pan, how insane and brilliant it was, Peter is a psychopath, Barrie made it funny, his inspiration was off the charts. Reaction was a truckload of social justice anger about how Barrie was a closeted man who loved men, that’s why he wrote such a weird tale, and so on.

    I was just saying how good the book was, how it cracked me up.

    The same goes for Dr. Seuss. His books are terrifying and hilarious. Children love them. His wartime cartoons don’t matter. Erasing him is vandalism.

    The great childrens’s authors are in a class by themselves. They have a unique gift. No-one wants to read children’s books written by the Komsomol.

    The doctrinaire Left has no depth perception, no sense of humor. Wind In The Willows? All of those eccentric English bachelor types gussied up as animals. Alice? Lewis Carroll—OMG, I can’t even.

    How do they not all die of boredom.

    Millions Of Cats?? What about the mice? What about the litter boxes? Environmental impact!
  46. @Emblematic
    And then there's 'Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose' which shows what eventually happens when you indulge free-loaders like Katie Ishizuka and Ramón Stephens.

    I don’t think we’ll be getting any CGI movie version of Thidwick any time soon.

  47. It seems as if the bricks-and-mortar bookstores in North America are both dwindling in terms of physical presence and market share. All the books on the shelves at these bookstores are chalk full of Cultural-Marxist dreck nowadays. I visited one the other day. All the available book titles I saw on display could fit into one of four categories: (1) championing women of colour, (2) SJW causes, (3) historical Jewish suffering, and (4) Trump sucks.

    I mean who buys all this crap? We all know NAMs don’t buy books. I also can’t imagine that these stores stay afloat with buzz about the 600th variation of Schlinder’s List just being released.

    I’m wondering where do regular white male readers go if they want to buy good contemporary books. Do they go online and use their Kindles? How about aspiring white male authors? Are there any good niche politically incorrect authors out there with a big online following? I’m praying that contemporary literature doesn’t turn into yet another SJW ghetto. Blogs, websites and podcasts are all good ways to express ourselves, but literature is a beautiful form of expression which we can’t just give away to our enemies to pervert and destroy.

    Outside of Roosh, what great book authors do we have on the dissident right?

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    All of them? Jack London was a socialist (the same way Robert Byrd was a Klansman; at the time it was universal in some circles) but he also wrote Might is Right and Call of the Wild. Solzhenitsyn, Eliot, Pound, Graves, Ted Hughes, Orwell, Ouellebecq, George Macdonald Fraser, Bulgakov, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Turgenev, Kharms, and Celine. Really everybody except the overt purveyors of degeneracy; not Henry Miller, not William Burroughs, not Jean Genet.
    I am unsure where to put Charles Bukowski.
    , @J.Ross
    It doesn't track perfectly with "dissident right" but I discovered the excellent Chris Hernandez through an article by Ann Sterzinger, about how publishing houses are run by self-destructive morons, who turn away good new authors in favor of dopey franchises like Lee Child's. Hernandez has a book about an Islamic invasion coming up through Mexico.
    https://www.takimag.com/article/philistines_arise_ann_sterzinger/
    , @dfordoom

    I’m wondering where do regular white male readers go if they want to buy good contemporary books.
     
    The chances of finding good contemporary books are close to non-existent. Fortunately the good books of the past are still available and the internet makes them easy to find. So I imagine a lot of regular white male readers do what I do - they read old books and ignore anything published in the past 50 years.
    , @Tex
    Castalia House has a lot to offer.

    http://www.castaliahouse.com/
    , @Anon
    "All the available book titles I saw on display could fit into one of four categories: (1) championing women of colour, (2) SJW causes, (3) historical Jewish suffering, and (4) Trump sucks."

    I used to subscribe to an email alert that alerted me to price drops on kindles. The publisher, Open Roads Media, has lots of good old stuff (Dorthy Sayers etc.) that I guess old school publishers are too lazy or disinterested to kindlize themselves (like selling paperback rights to someone else). Anyway, I cancelled it because every day, all dozen or so titles on sale were in one of those four categories. In fact, I'd say 3/4 of them were in (3). At first it was a good joke each morning, then it got irritating.
    , @Forbes
    Encounter Books is a publisher on non-fiction works oriented towards the right side of policy wonkery,
  48. What’s the minority population of Wakanda ? Those would be whites, right?

    • Replies: @syonredux

    What’s the minority population of Wakanda ? Those would be whites, right?
     
    Get WOKE, bigot. YT may be in the minority, but he is never a MINORITY.
  49. @syonredux
    Narnia books attacked as racist and sexist
    Philip Pullman dismisses work of CS Lewis as blatant religious propaganda

    The Whitbread prize-winning children's writer Philip Pullman has dismissed his best-selling predecessor CS Lewis as "blatantly racist" and "monumentally disparaging of women".
     
    https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2002/jun/03/gender.hayfestival2002

    'The Horse & His Boy' Was My Favorite Narnia Book As A Kid — But Now I See Just How Racist It Actually Is

    If you don't remember the geopolitical world of Narnia, I'll remind you that Calormen is the enemy of Narnia in The Final Battle. It is the country of evil, violent, demon-worshipers who kill all the talking trees and try to defeat Aslan (but he's God, so he's fine). Calormen is also heavily coded as Middle Eastern. Heavily. The cover art of The Horse and His Boy appears to feature at least one mosque in the background. The people are described as having "dark faces and long beards." They live in the desert. They "wear flowing robes and orange-coloured turbans."

    And, as C.S. Lewis puts it in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, they are "wise, wealthy, courteous, cruel and ancient."
     
    https://www.bustle.com/p/the-horse-his-boy-was-my-favorite-narnia-book-as-a-kid-but-now-i-see-just-how-racist-it-actually-is-9599931

    And don’t try the Lovecraft defense, that virulent canard, “but some of his best wives were Jewish,” that’s not going to wash!
    Wait till they see Tolkein’s story about Father Christmas exterminating the original North Pole inhabitants, or “Leaf by Niggle.”

  50. @Canadian Observer
    It seems as if the bricks-and-mortar bookstores in North America are both dwindling in terms of physical presence and market share. All the books on the shelves at these bookstores are chalk full of Cultural-Marxist dreck nowadays. I visited one the other day. All the available book titles I saw on display could fit into one of four categories: (1) championing women of colour, (2) SJW causes, (3) historical Jewish suffering, and (4) Trump sucks.

    I mean who buys all this crap? We all know NAMs don't buy books. I also can't imagine that these stores stay afloat with buzz about the 600th variation of Schlinder's List just being released.

    I'm wondering where do regular white male readers go if they want to buy good contemporary books. Do they go online and use their Kindles? How about aspiring white male authors? Are there any good niche politically incorrect authors out there with a big online following? I'm praying that contemporary literature doesn't turn into yet another SJW ghetto. Blogs, websites and podcasts are all good ways to express ourselves, but literature is a beautiful form of expression which we can't just give away to our enemies to pervert and destroy.

    Outside of Roosh, what great book authors do we have on the dissident right?

    All of them? Jack London was a socialist (the same way Robert Byrd was a Klansman; at the time it was universal in some circles) but he also wrote Might is Right and Call of the Wild. Solzhenitsyn, Eliot, Pound, Graves, Ted Hughes, Orwell, Ouellebecq, George Macdonald Fraser, Bulgakov, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Turgenev, Kharms, and Celine. Really everybody except the overt purveyors of degeneracy; not Henry Miller, not William Burroughs, not Jean Genet.
    I am unsure where to put Charles Bukowski.

  51. @Buffalo Joe
    What's the minority population of Wakanda ? Those would be whites, right?

    What’s the minority population of Wakanda ? Those would be whites, right?

    Get WOKE, bigot. YT may be in the minority, but he is never a MINORITY.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    Exactly, you tell him, Syon. Wakanda is a Majority-Minority wonderland. (Or is it Minority-Majority, crap, I was led to believe there would be no math when I joined this blog.)
    , @Buffalo Joe
    syon, Thank you. I deserve the rebuke. Won't happen again.
  52. @Canadian Observer
    It seems as if the bricks-and-mortar bookstores in North America are both dwindling in terms of physical presence and market share. All the books on the shelves at these bookstores are chalk full of Cultural-Marxist dreck nowadays. I visited one the other day. All the available book titles I saw on display could fit into one of four categories: (1) championing women of colour, (2) SJW causes, (3) historical Jewish suffering, and (4) Trump sucks.

    I mean who buys all this crap? We all know NAMs don't buy books. I also can't imagine that these stores stay afloat with buzz about the 600th variation of Schlinder's List just being released.

    I'm wondering where do regular white male readers go if they want to buy good contemporary books. Do they go online and use their Kindles? How about aspiring white male authors? Are there any good niche politically incorrect authors out there with a big online following? I'm praying that contemporary literature doesn't turn into yet another SJW ghetto. Blogs, websites and podcasts are all good ways to express ourselves, but literature is a beautiful form of expression which we can't just give away to our enemies to pervert and destroy.

    Outside of Roosh, what great book authors do we have on the dissident right?

    It doesn’t track perfectly with “dissident right” but I discovered the excellent Chris Hernandez through an article by Ann Sterzinger, about how publishing houses are run by self-destructive morons, who turn away good new authors in favor of dopey franchises like Lee Child’s. Hernandez has a book about an Islamic invasion coming up through Mexico.
    https://www.takimag.com/article/philistines_arise_ann_sterzinger/

    • Replies: @Alden
    Lee Child’s books are much more PC than most similar fiction. Really awful. I’ve noticed that just about every book of fiction of whatever genre published since 1970 is a PC sermon in story form.

    Probably the worst propagandist is Swedish Henning Mankell. His main character Kurt is a homocide detective in a small rural Swedish town. Kurt is divorced, drinks too much shabby apartment cliche wounded detective.

    His victims are all in their 90s. Kurt discovers they were Nazi agents during the war and have been underground Nazi leaders ever since. Their fellow Nazis killed them. There are Nazis everywhere in Sweden.

    There’s a noble black or brown immigrant and evil racist Swede sub plot in every book. In one his daughter dates an African immigrant what else? medical student.

    Liberal friend gave me a whole carton I read some and the rest went into the dumpster.
  53. What year will they come for Mr. Rogers?

    Not so worried about that. They will come for me and you long before then.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    What year will they come for Mr. Rogers?
     
    Didn't you hear? Mr. Rogers' neighborhood in Pittsburgh was block-busted way back, just after the show ended. All the trolleys have been defaced with graffiti, Brockett's Bakery is now a title loan joint, the old Negri's Music Shop is a strip club, and Ana Platypus was gunned down in the crossfire during a gang shoot-out.

    A lot of folks say Fred Rogers brought the whole thing on himself when he sung the following song to Section 8 applicant Shawntelle Jefferson:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmplK_MOEnc
  54. “European”

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    Aptly staged in front of ruins.
    , @eah
    "ladies" -- "male" -- "he" -- "transgender female" -- ???

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D02mUT6WkAIBqtn.jpg
  55. @syonredux

    What’s the minority population of Wakanda ? Those would be whites, right?
     
    Get WOKE, bigot. YT may be in the minority, but he is never a MINORITY.

    Exactly, you tell him, Syon. Wakanda is a Majority-Minority wonderland. (Or is it Minority-Majority, crap, I was led to believe there would be no math when I joined this blog.)

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Wakanda is a Majority-Minority wonderland. (Or is it Minority-Majority...
     
    Depends on which Wakanda you mean:

    Wakanda Park Is A Real Place, And People Are Flocking There

    A survey carried out by Hotels.com revealed that searches for Wakanda Park - a small town [actually a city park] located in Wisconsin, United States - has surged a whopping 55 per cent in the past two months...

    Yes guys, Wakanda Park is a real place!

    Not only that, the website also noticed that other cities around the world that have a similar pronounciation to Wakanda also saw a noticeable bump in searches.


    Wauconda, Illinois, for example, saw an increase of more than 25 per cent while Makanda, also located in Illinois, got a bump of 40 per cent.

    Fiji's Wakaya was up 23.5 per cent and Japan's Wakkanai saw an increase of 55 per cent.
     

    Wakanda Park has some mojo. The first time I visited its city, a decade or so ago, it was on my birthday and I found a $20 bill on the sidewalk. My last time there, I went to Mass, only to walk in as a child was being baptized with my given name-- which had started its long decline before I was born.

    I'm sure Neil Gaiman spent a lot of time there.


    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VVjXXpYpMZg/Wozy9iD-rBI/AAAAAAAADo8/LEVsRMZ4-6MsZD985-pnOYyasCgKwGnfACLcBGAs/s400/Black%2BPanther%2BWakonda%2BPark%2BDakota%2BRafee.jpg

  56. @Cato

    What year will they come for Mr. Rogers?
     
    Not so worried about that. They will come for me and you long before then.

    What year will they come for Mr. Rogers?

    Didn’t you hear? Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood in Pittsburgh was block-busted way back, just after the show ended. All the trolleys have been defaced with graffiti, Brockett’s Bakery is now a title loan joint, the old Negri’s Music Shop is a strip club, and Ana Platypus was gunned down in the crossfire during a gang shoot-out.

    A lot of folks say Fred Rogers brought the whole thing on himself when he sung the following song to Section 8 applicant Shawntelle Jefferson:

    • LOL: duncsbaby
  57. @Clyde
    One of the authors (Katie Ishizuka) has a Japanese last name, but my bet she is just another aggrieved half breed.

    Here is her gripe. Dr Seuss racist cartoons from WW2 http://www.openculture.com/2014/08/dr-seuss-draws-racist-anti-japanese-cartoons-during-ww-ii.html

    Dear Millenials,

    When was the last time your country won a real war?

    Have you ever had to fight a real, brutal war with serious consequences if you lost?

    No? Then please don’t criticize those of us who did fight such a war for doing what we believed we needed to do to win it.

    Sincerely,
    The World War 2 Generation

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Hey old man, who was in charge of our country and our military when we were throwing blood and treasure at unwinnable guerrilla conflicts that had nothing to do with our own safety? Do we have to bring out the "Bruder you killed me" poster?
    , @Anonymous

    Dear Millenials,

    When was the last time your country won a real war?

    Have you ever had to fight a real, brutal war with serious consequences if you lost?

    No? Then please don’t criticize those of us who did fight such a war for doing what we believed we needed to do to win it.

    Sincerely,
    The World War 2 Generation

     

    Growing up in St. Louis County in the seventies I met a fair number of WWII vets. About one in ten said they'd fought on the wrong side after seeing what happened to most of the City proper. They were the guys that had been run out of houses they were born in and had to spend their whole retirement nest egg on an overpriced house in Ballwin or Manchester or Creve Coeur.

    Back then almost all of the County was safe. Ferguson, Florissant, St.Ann , even Festus and Fenton.
    When Northwest Plaza was still open air you could walk anywhere at any hour in there and not worry. River Roads got a little dicey and they closed it.

    In the 90s I went to a couple of St. Louis chapter NA meetings and a couple of those old guys were there. It was worse then than the seventies and while some of the city has now been gentrified, North County is now a zoo and parts of West County are getting a little questionable. Much of the city is now a war zone worse than the Bronx ever was at the heights of NYC's decline.
    , @Brutusale
    And you're the generation that guaranteed that yours was the last one to enjoy the life, liberty, and prosperity that we thought was our birthright.
    , @Alden
    The WW2 generation that gave China and half of Europe to the communists, integrated the schools, bussed black thugs in to beat and abuse White children, gave billions to Israel, rammed through the 64 civil rights sct, 65 immigration act and 68 affirmative action act adjudicated Griggs and Kaiser allowed Hollywood to set the entire social sexual agenda hired communists to teach in and take over the colleges


    And raised their baby boomer children to destroy the country.
  58. Geisel produced some of the most vicious anti-German propaganda of WWII. Juius Streicher could not have done better.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Examples? I remember viewing his WWII cartoons some years ago and recall that he portrayed the Germans as ridiculous rather than evil.
  59. @Achmed E. Newman
    BTW, there is a very nice lady who teaches the little ones at a school near us. From the time I mentioned the Commie So-called Pope they've got now, I knew she was pretty hard left-wing, so I didn't talk any more politics. However, she is a BIG FAN of Dr. Suess, as am I, and she even celebrates his birthday at the same level as say, George Washington. I wonder how she feels about this crap.

    BTW, there is a very nice lady who teaches the little ones at a school near us. From the time I mentioned the Commie So-called Pope they’ve got now, I knew she was pretty hard left-wing, so I didn’t talk any more politics. However, she is a BIG FAN of Dr. Suess, as am I, and she even celebrates his birthday at the same level as say, George Washington. I wonder how she feels about this crap.

    If you were a mean guy, you could take this opportunity to completely ruin Dr. Suess for her. Remind her how horribly racist he is – how horribly racist she must be for liking him – and that the only penance for her thought crime would be to publicly denounce him, never read him again, and completely renounce this thing that gives her pleasure.

  60. Katie Ishizuka and Ramón Stephens

    Did they pull these four names out of a hat at random?

  61. @Achmed E. Newman
    Exactly, you tell him, Syon. Wakanda is a Majority-Minority wonderland. (Or is it Minority-Majority, crap, I was led to believe there would be no math when I joined this blog.)

    Wakanda is a Majority-Minority wonderland. (Or is it Minority-Majority…

    Depends on which Wakanda you mean:

    Wakanda Park Is A Real Place, And People Are Flocking There

    A survey carried out by Hotels.com revealed that searches for Wakanda Park – a small town [actually a city park] located in Wisconsin, United States – has surged a whopping 55 per cent in the past two months…

    Yes guys, Wakanda Park is a real place!

    Not only that, the website also noticed that other cities around the world that have a similar pronounciation to Wakanda also saw a noticeable bump in searches.

    Wauconda, Illinois, for example, saw an increase of more than 25 per cent while Makanda, also located in Illinois, got a bump of 40 per cent.

    Fiji’s Wakaya was up 23.5 per cent and Japan’s Wakkanai saw an increase of 55 per cent.

    Wakanda Park has some mojo. The first time I visited its city, a decade or so ago, it was on my birthday and I found a $20 bill on the sidewalk. My last time there, I went to Mass, only to walk in as a child was being baptized with my given name– which had started its long decline before I was born.

    I’m sure Neil Gaiman spent a lot of time there.

    • Replies: @syonredux
    The House on the Rock is more enjoyable....


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_SR8nI6TZE
    , @duncsbaby
    They should hold Freaknik North there.
  62. @eah
    "European"

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D03VZP7W0AAJ9Tp.jpg

    Aptly staged in front of ruins.

    • Agree: eah
  63. @Wilkey
    Dear Millenials,

    When was the last time your country won a real war?

    Have you ever had to fight a real, brutal war with serious consequences if you lost?

    No? Then please don't criticize those of us who did fight such a war for doing what we believed we needed to do to win it.

    Sincerely,
    The World War 2 Generation

    Hey old man, who was in charge of our country and our military when we were throwing blood and treasure at unwinnable guerrilla conflicts that had nothing to do with our own safety? Do we have to bring out the “Bruder you killed me” poster?

  64. @Harold
    The most alt-right Dr Seuss is Thidwick the Big Hearted Moose
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp95Q39nfOI

    Maybe the least alt-right is The Sneetches http://courses.cs.vt.edu/cs2604/Summer2000/projects/Sneetches.txt

    Now, the Star-Belly Sneetches
    Had bellies with stars.
    The Plain-Belly Sneetches
    Had none upon thars.

    Those stars weren't so big. They were really so small
    You might think such a thing wouldn't matter at all.

    But, because they had stars, all the Star-Belly Sneetches
    Would brag, "We're the best kind of Sneetch on the Beaches."
    With their snoots in the air, they would sniff and they'd snort
    "We'll have nothing to do with the Plain-Belly sort!"
    And whenever they met some, when they were out walking,
    They'd hike right on past them without even talking.

    When the Star-Belly children went out to play ball,
    Could a Plain Belly get in the game... ? Not at all.
    You only could play if your bellies had stars.
    And the Plain Belly children had none upon thars.

    When the Star-Belly Sneetches had frankfurter roasts
    Or picnics or parties or marshmallow toasts,
    They never invited the Plain-Belly Sneetches.
    They left them out cold, in the dark of the beaches.
    They kept them away. Never let them come near.
    And that's how they treated them year after year.
     
    If you look at the pictures it seems the Plain Belly Sneetches aren’t some tiny minority but equally numerous, so, I don’t know Mr. Seuss, maybe the reason the Star Bellied Sneetches don’t want to associate with them is because they are so incompetent they can’t even organise their own picnics or parties or marshmallow toasts. They can’t even organise their own ball games. Maybe if the Star Bellied Sneetches interbred with them it would be the downfall of Sneetch civilisation.

    But it’s ok, some Scotch merchant comes along and confuses them all and they decide they are all the same after all.
  65. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Wilkey
    Dear Millenials,

    When was the last time your country won a real war?

    Have you ever had to fight a real, brutal war with serious consequences if you lost?

    No? Then please don't criticize those of us who did fight such a war for doing what we believed we needed to do to win it.

    Sincerely,
    The World War 2 Generation

    Dear Millenials,

    When was the last time your country won a real war?

    Have you ever had to fight a real, brutal war with serious consequences if you lost?

    No? Then please don’t criticize those of us who did fight such a war for doing what we believed we needed to do to win it.

    Sincerely,
    The World War 2 Generation

    Growing up in St. Louis County in the seventies I met a fair number of WWII vets. About one in ten said they’d fought on the wrong side after seeing what happened to most of the City proper. They were the guys that had been run out of houses they were born in and had to spend their whole retirement nest egg on an overpriced house in Ballwin or Manchester or Creve Coeur.

    Back then almost all of the County was safe. Ferguson, Florissant, St.Ann , even Festus and Fenton.
    When Northwest Plaza was still open air you could walk anywhere at any hour in there and not worry. River Roads got a little dicey and they closed it.

    In the 90s I went to a couple of St. Louis chapter NA meetings and a couple of those old guys were there. It was worse then than the seventies and while some of the city has now been gentrified, North County is now a zoo and parts of West County are getting a little questionable. Much of the city is now a war zone worse than the Bronx ever was at the heights of NYC’s decline.

  66. @syonredux
    Narnia books attacked as racist and sexist
    Philip Pullman dismisses work of CS Lewis as blatant religious propaganda

    The Whitbread prize-winning children's writer Philip Pullman has dismissed his best-selling predecessor CS Lewis as "blatantly racist" and "monumentally disparaging of women".
     
    https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2002/jun/03/gender.hayfestival2002

    'The Horse & His Boy' Was My Favorite Narnia Book As A Kid — But Now I See Just How Racist It Actually Is

    If you don't remember the geopolitical world of Narnia, I'll remind you that Calormen is the enemy of Narnia in The Final Battle. It is the country of evil, violent, demon-worshipers who kill all the talking trees and try to defeat Aslan (but he's God, so he's fine). Calormen is also heavily coded as Middle Eastern. Heavily. The cover art of The Horse and His Boy appears to feature at least one mosque in the background. The people are described as having "dark faces and long beards." They live in the desert. They "wear flowing robes and orange-coloured turbans."

    And, as C.S. Lewis puts it in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, they are "wise, wealthy, courteous, cruel and ancient."
     
    https://www.bustle.com/p/the-horse-his-boy-was-my-favorite-narnia-book-as-a-kid-but-now-i-see-just-how-racist-it-actually-is-9599931

    Thanks, Syon.

    So Pullman thinks the Narnia books are racist and sexist. ?
    Those words don’t mean anything anymore.

    He is a dull child.

    • Agree: Desiderius
  67. @Canadian Observer
    It seems as if the bricks-and-mortar bookstores in North America are both dwindling in terms of physical presence and market share. All the books on the shelves at these bookstores are chalk full of Cultural-Marxist dreck nowadays. I visited one the other day. All the available book titles I saw on display could fit into one of four categories: (1) championing women of colour, (2) SJW causes, (3) historical Jewish suffering, and (4) Trump sucks.

    I mean who buys all this crap? We all know NAMs don't buy books. I also can't imagine that these stores stay afloat with buzz about the 600th variation of Schlinder's List just being released.

    I'm wondering where do regular white male readers go if they want to buy good contemporary books. Do they go online and use their Kindles? How about aspiring white male authors? Are there any good niche politically incorrect authors out there with a big online following? I'm praying that contemporary literature doesn't turn into yet another SJW ghetto. Blogs, websites and podcasts are all good ways to express ourselves, but literature is a beautiful form of expression which we can't just give away to our enemies to pervert and destroy.

    Outside of Roosh, what great book authors do we have on the dissident right?

    I’m wondering where do regular white male readers go if they want to buy good contemporary books.

    The chances of finding good contemporary books are close to non-existent. Fortunately the good books of the past are still available and the internet makes them easy to find. So I imagine a lot of regular white male readers do what I do – they read old books and ignore anything published in the past 50 years.

    • Agree: Chrisnonymous
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    There are a lot more books now that are out of copyright and can be downloaded for free, but most are pre-1923, I think.

    Buying out of copyright books new at Barnes and Noble is often more expensive than buying in-copyright titles. "Moby Dick" was only available as a special deluxe edition hardback whereas the usual assigned by high school crap of the 30s-60s is available much cheaper.

    Conspiracy buffs would say they want you to read Salinger, Mailer, Miller and Ginsberg and not, say , Melville. Of course all conspiracies are nonsense.
  68. @syonredux
    Narnia books attacked as racist and sexist
    Philip Pullman dismisses work of CS Lewis as blatant religious propaganda

    The Whitbread prize-winning children's writer Philip Pullman has dismissed his best-selling predecessor CS Lewis as "blatantly racist" and "monumentally disparaging of women".
     
    https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2002/jun/03/gender.hayfestival2002

    'The Horse & His Boy' Was My Favorite Narnia Book As A Kid — But Now I See Just How Racist It Actually Is

    If you don't remember the geopolitical world of Narnia, I'll remind you that Calormen is the enemy of Narnia in The Final Battle. It is the country of evil, violent, demon-worshipers who kill all the talking trees and try to defeat Aslan (but he's God, so he's fine). Calormen is also heavily coded as Middle Eastern. Heavily. The cover art of The Horse and His Boy appears to feature at least one mosque in the background. The people are described as having "dark faces and long beards." They live in the desert. They "wear flowing robes and orange-coloured turbans."

    And, as C.S. Lewis puts it in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, they are "wise, wealthy, courteous, cruel and ancient."
     
    https://www.bustle.com/p/the-horse-his-boy-was-my-favorite-narnia-book-as-a-kid-but-now-i-see-just-how-racist-it-actually-is-9599931

    It’s all about destroying children and innocence, remember.

    Perhaps because someone destroyed theirs. Perhaps not.

  69. @Reg Cæsar

    Wakanda is a Majority-Minority wonderland. (Or is it Minority-Majority...
     
    Depends on which Wakanda you mean:

    Wakanda Park Is A Real Place, And People Are Flocking There

    A survey carried out by Hotels.com revealed that searches for Wakanda Park - a small town [actually a city park] located in Wisconsin, United States - has surged a whopping 55 per cent in the past two months...

    Yes guys, Wakanda Park is a real place!

    Not only that, the website also noticed that other cities around the world that have a similar pronounciation to Wakanda also saw a noticeable bump in searches.


    Wauconda, Illinois, for example, saw an increase of more than 25 per cent while Makanda, also located in Illinois, got a bump of 40 per cent.

    Fiji's Wakaya was up 23.5 per cent and Japan's Wakkanai saw an increase of 55 per cent.
     

    Wakanda Park has some mojo. The first time I visited its city, a decade or so ago, it was on my birthday and I found a $20 bill on the sidewalk. My last time there, I went to Mass, only to walk in as a child was being baptized with my given name-- which had started its long decline before I was born.

    I'm sure Neil Gaiman spent a lot of time there.


    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VVjXXpYpMZg/Wozy9iD-rBI/AAAAAAAADo8/LEVsRMZ4-6MsZD985-pnOYyasCgKwGnfACLcBGAs/s400/Black%2BPanther%2BWakonda%2BPark%2BDakota%2BRafee.jpg

    The House on the Rock is more enjoyable….

  70. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @dfordoom

    I’m wondering where do regular white male readers go if they want to buy good contemporary books.
     
    The chances of finding good contemporary books are close to non-existent. Fortunately the good books of the past are still available and the internet makes them easy to find. So I imagine a lot of regular white male readers do what I do - they read old books and ignore anything published in the past 50 years.

    There are a lot more books now that are out of copyright and can be downloaded for free, but most are pre-1923, I think.

    Buying out of copyright books new at Barnes and Noble is often more expensive than buying in-copyright titles. “Moby Dick” was only available as a special deluxe edition hardback whereas the usual assigned by high school crap of the 30s-60s is available much cheaper.

    Conspiracy buffs would say they want you to read Salinger, Mailer, Miller and Ginsberg and not, say , Melville. Of course all conspiracies are nonsense.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    It's owned, inevitably, by Amazon, but Abebooks is your friend for buying second hand books.
    , @Dtbb
    I read both 1984 and Brave New World free off the internet recently. There are tons more available.
  71. @eah
    "European"

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D03VZP7W0AAJ9Tp.jpg

    “ladies” — “male” — “he” — “transgender female” — ???

    • Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist
    Who's to say the McDonald's employee does not also identify as female?

    Not Daniel, that's for sure.
    , @The Alarmist
    Remember the days when a male tranny in the ladies room would have just been wrong?

    In much of the rest of the world, I have to urinate while cleaning ladies are working around us men in the mens' room, and you're the ones carping about equal treatment, so get used to it, girls!
  72. @eah
    "ladies" -- "male" -- "he" -- "transgender female" -- ???

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D02mUT6WkAIBqtn.jpg

    Who’s to say the McDonald’s employee does not also identify as female?

    Not Daniel, that’s for sure.

  73. “What year will they come for Mr. Rogers?”

    I would assume that Mr. Rogers’ perceived sexual orientation might perplex our social arbiters as to how to treat him.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    Your perception’s a little hazy there champ. Fred Rogers only ever got it up for his homely, sweet wife who gave him two devoted sons.
  74. @eah
    "ladies" -- "male" -- "he" -- "transgender female" -- ???

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D02mUT6WkAIBqtn.jpg

    Remember the days when a male tranny in the ladies room would have just been wrong?

    In much of the rest of the world, I have to urinate while cleaning ladies are working around us men in the mens’ room, and you’re the ones carping about equal treatment, so get used to it, girls!

  75. @Jim Christian
    Cat-In-The-Hat Comes Back. Isn't that cat in Blackface? Or Black with White Face?

    https://www.childsplayaz.org/sysimg/large-Cat-Fish-JugglingonBall-WEB.jpg

    “Or Black with White Face?”

    So, he’s a jive cat?

  76. @MikeatMikedotMike
    A double negative indicates a positive.

    Two wrongs don’t make a right, but three lefts do.

    • Replies: @MikeatMikedotMike
    Three lefts can also make a wrong - just ask Dale Earnhardt.
  77. @Cagey Beast
    Ah yes, the hard left publication known as People magazine. The long march trough the institutions has metaphorically circled the globe several times now. Let's all say a big "thank you" to the conservatives who clearly did nothing to prevent this. Thanks for letting our universities turn into hard Left puppy mills while you laughed about "political correctness gone mad" for decade after decade.

    To be fair, no one is to blame because no one is in charge. All we can do is share a bitter laugh about how it's Dr. Suess' turn in the dunking stool today. Maybe Boris Johnson can do a little dance while he recites his favourite lines from Cat in the Hat? Maybe Trump Jr. can tweet about this?

    Meanwhile the shabby cultural revolution rolls on. The stupid and unhappy cultural saboteurs will just carry on smashing things at their own pace and no one will have the power to even obstruct them. Such is life as a "conservative" in a society that conserves nothing.

    Let’s all say a big “thank you” to the conservatives who clearly did nothing to prevent this.[leftist takeover of the academy]

    A bit harsh.

    Battles were fought; and still are. We’re up for more help. There is still hope: responsible people are personally conservative; there should be some leverage there.

    • Replies: @Cagey Beast
    Yes but it's important to make a distinction between those of us with a conservative temperament and the political team that calls itself conservatism. Bismarck once said "Hungarian is not a nationality, it is a profession". Something similar can be said of conservatism.

    If we are to conserve our countries and civilization, Conservatism Inc. has to be left behind. Across the Anglosphere, Conservatism Inc. has been playing the part of the Washington Generals* since at least the early Nineties.

    * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Generals

  78. @Cagey Beast
    Ah yes, the hard left publication known as People magazine. The long march trough the institutions has metaphorically circled the globe several times now. Let's all say a big "thank you" to the conservatives who clearly did nothing to prevent this. Thanks for letting our universities turn into hard Left puppy mills while you laughed about "political correctness gone mad" for decade after decade.

    To be fair, no one is to blame because no one is in charge. All we can do is share a bitter laugh about how it's Dr. Suess' turn in the dunking stool today. Maybe Boris Johnson can do a little dance while he recites his favourite lines from Cat in the Hat? Maybe Trump Jr. can tweet about this?

    Meanwhile the shabby cultural revolution rolls on. The stupid and unhappy cultural saboteurs will just carry on smashing things at their own pace and no one will have the power to even obstruct them. Such is life as a "conservative" in a society that conserves nothing.

    We have to rely on Muslims to push back. They seem to be innoculated against “certain mind viruses”.

    https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/mar/04/birmingham-school-stops-lgbt-lessons-after-parent-protests

    “A primary school that taught pupils about homosexuality as part of a programme to challenge homophobia has stopped the lessons after hundreds of children were withdrawn by parents in protest.

    Parkfield community school in Saltley, Birmingham, has been the scene of weekly protests over the lessons, which parents claim are promoting gay and transgender lifestyles.

    In a letter to parents, the school said: “Up to the end of this term, we will not be delivering any No Outsiders lessons in our long-term year curriculum plan, as this half term has already been blocked for religious education (RE). Equality assemblies will continue as normal and our welcoming No Outsiders ethos will be there for all.”

    On Friday about 600 Muslim children, aged between four and 11, were withdrawn from the school for the day, parents said. The school would not confirm the number.

    The school made clear that it had never intended to continue the No Outsiders lessons this half term and confirmed that the lessons would resume only after a full consultation with every parent.

    Last month, the Guardian reported that the assistant headteacher of the school was forced to defend the lessons after 400 predominantly Muslim parents signed a petition calling for them to be dropped from the curriculum.

    Andrew Moffat, who was awarded an MBE for his work in equality education, said he was threatened and targeted via a leaflet campaign after the school piloted the No Outsiders programme. Its ethos is to promote LGBT equality and challenge homophobia in primary schools.

    Moffat, the author of Challenging Homophobia in Primary Schools who is currently shortlisted for a world’s best teacher award, resigned from another primary school – Chilwell Croft academy, also in Birmingham – after a similar dispute with Muslim and Christian parents.

    Parents have been protesting outside the Saltley school, which is rated as outstanding by Ofsted. At one protest they held signs that read “say no to promoting of homosexuality and LGBT ways of life to our children”, “stop exploiting children’s innocence”, and “education not indoctrination”.

    Children from reception age through to year six were being taught five No Outsiders lessons a year, each one covering topics to meet requirements in the Equality Act. Books being read by the pupils include Mommy, Mama and Me, and King & King – stories about same-sex relationships and marriages.”

    “who was awarded an MBE for his work in equality education” – you can see the value in having a Conservative government, can’t you?

    • Replies: @Cagey Beast
    Yes, White conservative men can thank Muslims, Muslim women, Filipino women, Native women (in Canada), rogue Jews, rogue gay Jews, White women, Michael Tracey and Tucker Carlson for almost all of the points we've racked up on the scoreboard in the last year or so. In fact, most of our wins have simply been own-goals by our opponents.
    , @Ibound1
    Christian parents who object will probably be arrested. No one is afraid of them.
  79. @Anonymous
    There are a lot more books now that are out of copyright and can be downloaded for free, but most are pre-1923, I think.

    Buying out of copyright books new at Barnes and Noble is often more expensive than buying in-copyright titles. "Moby Dick" was only available as a special deluxe edition hardback whereas the usual assigned by high school crap of the 30s-60s is available much cheaper.

    Conspiracy buffs would say they want you to read Salinger, Mailer, Miller and Ginsberg and not, say , Melville. Of course all conspiracies are nonsense.

    It’s owned, inevitably, by Amazon, but Abebooks is your friend for buying second hand books.

  80. @YetAnotherAnon
    We have to rely on Muslims to push back. They seem to be innoculated against "certain mind viruses".

    https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/mar/04/birmingham-school-stops-lgbt-lessons-after-parent-protests


    "A primary school that taught pupils about homosexuality as part of a programme to challenge homophobia has stopped the lessons after hundreds of children were withdrawn by parents in protest.

    Parkfield community school in Saltley, Birmingham, has been the scene of weekly protests over the lessons, which parents claim are promoting gay and transgender lifestyles.

    In a letter to parents, the school said: “Up to the end of this term, we will not be delivering any No Outsiders lessons in our long-term year curriculum plan, as this half term has already been blocked for religious education (RE). Equality assemblies will continue as normal and our welcoming No Outsiders ethos will be there for all.”

    On Friday about 600 Muslim children, aged between four and 11, were withdrawn from the school for the day, parents said. The school would not confirm the number.

    The school made clear that it had never intended to continue the No Outsiders lessons this half term and confirmed that the lessons would resume only after a full consultation with every parent.

    Last month, the Guardian reported that the assistant headteacher of the school was forced to defend the lessons after 400 predominantly Muslim parents signed a petition calling for them to be dropped from the curriculum.

    Andrew Moffat, who was awarded an MBE for his work in equality education, said he was threatened and targeted via a leaflet campaign after the school piloted the No Outsiders programme. Its ethos is to promote LGBT equality and challenge homophobia in primary schools.

    Moffat, the author of Challenging Homophobia in Primary Schools who is currently shortlisted for a world’s best teacher award, resigned from another primary school – Chilwell Croft academy, also in Birmingham – after a similar dispute with Muslim and Christian parents.

    Parents have been protesting outside the Saltley school, which is rated as outstanding by Ofsted. At one protest they held signs that read “say no to promoting of homosexuality and LGBT ways of life to our children”, “stop exploiting children’s innocence”, and “education not indoctrination”.

    Children from reception age through to year six were being taught five No Outsiders lessons a year, each one covering topics to meet requirements in the Equality Act. Books being read by the pupils include Mommy, Mama and Me, and King & King – stories about same-sex relationships and marriages."
     

    "who was awarded an MBE for his work in equality education" - you can see the value in having a Conservative government, can't you?

    Yes, White conservative men can thank Muslims, Muslim women, Filipino women, Native women (in Canada), rogue Jews, rogue gay Jews, White women, Michael Tracey and Tucker Carlson for almost all of the points we’ve racked up on the scoreboard in the last year or so. In fact, most of our wins have simply been own-goals by our opponents.

  81. @The Alarmist
    Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

    Three lefts can also make a wrong – just ask Dale Earnhardt.

    • Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson 3
    Wasn't the last one a right?
  82. SJWs and Trumpers remind me of the Northbound Zax and the Southbound Zax.

  83. anonymous[191] • Disclaimer says:
    @Nathan
    So, I googled St. Catherine's because I've never heard of it, and it's a women's college. How are those still legal, what with Title IX, and all? I know the law was really only meant to work one way, but the idea of a college that is exclusively for women in 2019 just strikes me as absurd.

    The trannies should be breaking down the doors but won’t because the feminists still have more power.

  84. @Anonymous
    There are a lot more books now that are out of copyright and can be downloaded for free, but most are pre-1923, I think.

    Buying out of copyright books new at Barnes and Noble is often more expensive than buying in-copyright titles. "Moby Dick" was only available as a special deluxe edition hardback whereas the usual assigned by high school crap of the 30s-60s is available much cheaper.

    Conspiracy buffs would say they want you to read Salinger, Mailer, Miller and Ginsberg and not, say , Melville. Of course all conspiracies are nonsense.

    I read both 1984 and Brave New World free off the internet recently. There are tons more available.

  85. @YetAnotherAnon
    We have to rely on Muslims to push back. They seem to be innoculated against "certain mind viruses".

    https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/mar/04/birmingham-school-stops-lgbt-lessons-after-parent-protests


    "A primary school that taught pupils about homosexuality as part of a programme to challenge homophobia has stopped the lessons after hundreds of children were withdrawn by parents in protest.

    Parkfield community school in Saltley, Birmingham, has been the scene of weekly protests over the lessons, which parents claim are promoting gay and transgender lifestyles.

    In a letter to parents, the school said: “Up to the end of this term, we will not be delivering any No Outsiders lessons in our long-term year curriculum plan, as this half term has already been blocked for religious education (RE). Equality assemblies will continue as normal and our welcoming No Outsiders ethos will be there for all.”

    On Friday about 600 Muslim children, aged between four and 11, were withdrawn from the school for the day, parents said. The school would not confirm the number.

    The school made clear that it had never intended to continue the No Outsiders lessons this half term and confirmed that the lessons would resume only after a full consultation with every parent.

    Last month, the Guardian reported that the assistant headteacher of the school was forced to defend the lessons after 400 predominantly Muslim parents signed a petition calling for them to be dropped from the curriculum.

    Andrew Moffat, who was awarded an MBE for his work in equality education, said he was threatened and targeted via a leaflet campaign after the school piloted the No Outsiders programme. Its ethos is to promote LGBT equality and challenge homophobia in primary schools.

    Moffat, the author of Challenging Homophobia in Primary Schools who is currently shortlisted for a world’s best teacher award, resigned from another primary school – Chilwell Croft academy, also in Birmingham – after a similar dispute with Muslim and Christian parents.

    Parents have been protesting outside the Saltley school, which is rated as outstanding by Ofsted. At one protest they held signs that read “say no to promoting of homosexuality and LGBT ways of life to our children”, “stop exploiting children’s innocence”, and “education not indoctrination”.

    Children from reception age through to year six were being taught five No Outsiders lessons a year, each one covering topics to meet requirements in the Equality Act. Books being read by the pupils include Mommy, Mama and Me, and King & King – stories about same-sex relationships and marriages."
     

    "who was awarded an MBE for his work in equality education" - you can see the value in having a Conservative government, can't you?

    Christian parents who object will probably be arrested. No one is afraid of them.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
  86. @LFM
    Goodness. That photo of AOC and the boyfriend. For a moment I thought I was looking at a picture of Harry and Meghan.

    Goodness. That photo of AOC and the boyfriend. For a moment I thought I was looking at a picture of Harry and Meghan.

    The thing about Alexandria Ocasio C-Cups is that she’s a puppet for a sneaky Indian puppet master and tech millionaire ingrate, one Saikat Chakrabarti. He very cleverly found himself a photogenic nobody to be the talking head for his anti-white agenda. What’s that about Indians being the new Jews? To say nothing of Chakrabarti being an example of Peterike’s Law so blatant that it’s written in flaming letter across the sky.

    As it turns out, AOC and Chabrabarti are potentially in a good deal of trouble for campaign finance violations and good old fashion grifting. How much you want to bet that Chakrabarti sold the whole scam to AOC as a way to make a whole bunch of money? And being a sneaky Indian, he was clever enough to pick a spokesperson who was female, pretty and a minority with a far Left agenda, thus providing her insulation from press scrutiny. If AOC were a Republican, they would already be hounding her to resign.

    Normally, I would say AOC skates on this one — Democrats never get in trouble for such things — but she’s also antagonized Pelosi and other ancient old line Democrats, so they may see this as a way to be rid of the pest. A simple call or two to CNN from Pelosi saying “do it” would get the job done. After all, the crimes have already been committed. All they have to do is prosecute.

  87. @Nathan
    Rude.

    Sure, Title IX was meant to apply to Bryn Mawr and St. Catherine's (apparently) as well as to VMI and the Citadel. I guess that's why those military academies were compelled to admit women, and women's colleges no longer exist... oh, wait.

    Anyway, with the way colleges are in 2019, women's colleges are redundant. Women already have the run of the... uh, "unisex" colleges, what do they need seperate ones for? Where are the men's colleges?

    Anyway, I'll get back to causing things not to work with the other "unisex dipshits." Which we somehow do in a reflexive way... apparently.

    Your inability to even imagine an all-women’s college, which would have been utterly unremarkable in any other time and place, is widely shared in this benighted one.

    That’s the problem. Same goes with an all-male military institute or an all-child nursery school. Not a big deal.

  88. @bomag

    Let’s all say a big “thank you” to the conservatives who clearly did nothing to prevent this.[leftist takeover of the academy]
     
    A bit harsh.

    Battles were fought; and still are. We're up for more help. There is still hope: responsible people are personally conservative; there should be some leverage there.

    Yes but it’s important to make a distinction between those of us with a conservative temperament and the political team that calls itself conservatism. Bismarck once said “Hungarian is not a nationality, it is a profession”. Something similar can be said of conservatism.

    If we are to conserve our countries and civilization, Conservatism Inc. has to be left behind. Across the Anglosphere, Conservatism Inc. has been playing the part of the Washington Generals* since at least the early Nineties.

    * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Generals

  89. @Canadian Observer
    It seems as if the bricks-and-mortar bookstores in North America are both dwindling in terms of physical presence and market share. All the books on the shelves at these bookstores are chalk full of Cultural-Marxist dreck nowadays. I visited one the other day. All the available book titles I saw on display could fit into one of four categories: (1) championing women of colour, (2) SJW causes, (3) historical Jewish suffering, and (4) Trump sucks.

    I mean who buys all this crap? We all know NAMs don't buy books. I also can't imagine that these stores stay afloat with buzz about the 600th variation of Schlinder's List just being released.

    I'm wondering where do regular white male readers go if they want to buy good contemporary books. Do they go online and use their Kindles? How about aspiring white male authors? Are there any good niche politically incorrect authors out there with a big online following? I'm praying that contemporary literature doesn't turn into yet another SJW ghetto. Blogs, websites and podcasts are all good ways to express ourselves, but literature is a beautiful form of expression which we can't just give away to our enemies to pervert and destroy.

    Outside of Roosh, what great book authors do we have on the dissident right?

    Castalia House has a lot to offer.

    http://www.castaliahouse.com/

  90. @Wilkey
    Dear Millenials,

    When was the last time your country won a real war?

    Have you ever had to fight a real, brutal war with serious consequences if you lost?

    No? Then please don't criticize those of us who did fight such a war for doing what we believed we needed to do to win it.

    Sincerely,
    The World War 2 Generation

    And you’re the generation that guaranteed that yours was the last one to enjoy the life, liberty, and prosperity that we thought was our birthright.

  91. @Reg Cæsar

    Wakanda is a Majority-Minority wonderland. (Or is it Minority-Majority...
     
    Depends on which Wakanda you mean:

    Wakanda Park Is A Real Place, And People Are Flocking There

    A survey carried out by Hotels.com revealed that searches for Wakanda Park - a small town [actually a city park] located in Wisconsin, United States - has surged a whopping 55 per cent in the past two months...

    Yes guys, Wakanda Park is a real place!

    Not only that, the website also noticed that other cities around the world that have a similar pronounciation to Wakanda also saw a noticeable bump in searches.


    Wauconda, Illinois, for example, saw an increase of more than 25 per cent while Makanda, also located in Illinois, got a bump of 40 per cent.

    Fiji's Wakaya was up 23.5 per cent and Japan's Wakkanai saw an increase of 55 per cent.
     

    Wakanda Park has some mojo. The first time I visited its city, a decade or so ago, it was on my birthday and I found a $20 bill on the sidewalk. My last time there, I went to Mass, only to walk in as a child was being baptized with my given name-- which had started its long decline before I was born.

    I'm sure Neil Gaiman spent a lot of time there.


    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VVjXXpYpMZg/Wozy9iD-rBI/AAAAAAAADo8/LEVsRMZ4-6MsZD985-pnOYyasCgKwGnfACLcBGAs/s400/Black%2BPanther%2BWakonda%2BPark%2BDakota%2BRafee.jpg

    They should hold Freaknik North there.

  92. @Achmed E. Newman
    Things 1 and 2 look a lot happier than those transgendered feminists, but yeah, those SJWs may indeed have repressed memories of the Cat in the Hat books.

    And to think that I saw it on Mulberry Street!:

    https://www.peakstupidity.com/images/Purple_Haired_Libtard.jpg

    I thinks that’s Violet Beauregarde from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory turning into a giant blueberry.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-do.
    I have a perfect puzzle for you.
    Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-dee.
    If you are wise, you'll listen to me.


    What do you get when you guzzle down sweets,
    watching the lies on the big-screen T.V.?
    Soon we will tire of your living rent-free.
    Then we will float you on down to the sea.


    Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-dee..
    If you are wise, you'll listen to me.
  93. @J.Ross
    A children's fable cannot be used any more because of little details that children will not get anyway.
    Literally making the perfect the death of the good.

    “because of little details that children will not get anyway.”

    There it is.

    Speaking personally, I didn’t know what a Jew was until I went to college and read the Old Testament as a humanities requirement. Not that there weren’t Jews in my high school with whom I was friends. It’s just that it was never an issue because my parents weren’t the type who taught us that “The Jews killed Jesus.” I was utterly naive.

    My parents finally had us baptized when we were in our teens. They told us that they didn’t want to have us baptized as infants because we would have been too young to have understood the significance of what we were going through.

    I mention this because of your point J.Ross. How would and could I have benefitted, as a human being, from having been herded onto a school bus and taken to a reducation session at the local Holocaust museum? It would have meant nothing to me. Kids don’t understand why adults fight over abstract things such as religion and social and economic class.

    I really believe that Jews are making a mistake in pushing this holocaust education stuff on innocent babes. It will backfire on them. Why can’t they see this?

    My parents had more sense. Out of respect for us they refused to force feed us with adult stuff, which is probably why I resent Jew’s insistence on the necessity to do so today.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    In fact, nobody jokes about the Holocaust more than Jewish kids, because they have to hear more about it and they are, after all, kids. But virtue signallers and Bolshie re-educators are not concerned with old-fashioned ideas like comprehension or sincerity.
  94. Anon[277] • Disclaimer says:
    @Canadian Observer
    It seems as if the bricks-and-mortar bookstores in North America are both dwindling in terms of physical presence and market share. All the books on the shelves at these bookstores are chalk full of Cultural-Marxist dreck nowadays. I visited one the other day. All the available book titles I saw on display could fit into one of four categories: (1) championing women of colour, (2) SJW causes, (3) historical Jewish suffering, and (4) Trump sucks.

    I mean who buys all this crap? We all know NAMs don't buy books. I also can't imagine that these stores stay afloat with buzz about the 600th variation of Schlinder's List just being released.

    I'm wondering where do regular white male readers go if they want to buy good contemporary books. Do they go online and use their Kindles? How about aspiring white male authors? Are there any good niche politically incorrect authors out there with a big online following? I'm praying that contemporary literature doesn't turn into yet another SJW ghetto. Blogs, websites and podcasts are all good ways to express ourselves, but literature is a beautiful form of expression which we can't just give away to our enemies to pervert and destroy.

    Outside of Roosh, what great book authors do we have on the dissident right?

    “All the available book titles I saw on display could fit into one of four categories: (1) championing women of colour, (2) SJW causes, (3) historical Jewish suffering, and (4) Trump sucks.”

    I used to subscribe to an email alert that alerted me to price drops on kindles. The publisher, Open Roads Media, has lots of good old stuff (Dorthy Sayers etc.) that I guess old school publishers are too lazy or disinterested to kindlize themselves (like selling paperback rights to someone else). Anyway, I cancelled it because every day, all dozen or so titles on sale were in one of those four categories. In fact, I’d say 3/4 of them were in (3). At first it was a good joke each morning, then it got irritating.

  95. @tyrone
    In the future every straight white male will have 15 minutes of shame.

    While kudos for the clever turn of phrase–it’s more likely that catching a break from all the shame for 15 minutes is the best to be hoped for. As it is, there’s no let-up in the 24/7/365 white privilege shaming.

  96. Anonymous[145] • Disclaimer says:
    @Dutch Boy
    Geisel produced some of the most vicious anti-German propaganda of WWII. Juius Streicher could not have done better.

    Examples? I remember viewing his WWII cartoons some years ago and recall that he portrayed the Germans as ridiculous rather than evil.

    • Replies: @Dutch Boy
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Your_Job_in_Germany
  97. @Canadian Observer
    It seems as if the bricks-and-mortar bookstores in North America are both dwindling in terms of physical presence and market share. All the books on the shelves at these bookstores are chalk full of Cultural-Marxist dreck nowadays. I visited one the other day. All the available book titles I saw on display could fit into one of four categories: (1) championing women of colour, (2) SJW causes, (3) historical Jewish suffering, and (4) Trump sucks.

    I mean who buys all this crap? We all know NAMs don't buy books. I also can't imagine that these stores stay afloat with buzz about the 600th variation of Schlinder's List just being released.

    I'm wondering where do regular white male readers go if they want to buy good contemporary books. Do they go online and use their Kindles? How about aspiring white male authors? Are there any good niche politically incorrect authors out there with a big online following? I'm praying that contemporary literature doesn't turn into yet another SJW ghetto. Blogs, websites and podcasts are all good ways to express ourselves, but literature is a beautiful form of expression which we can't just give away to our enemies to pervert and destroy.

    Outside of Roosh, what great book authors do we have on the dissident right?

    Encounter Books is a publisher on non-fiction works oriented towards the right side of policy wonkery,

  98. Several years ago this wacky Canadian leftist found evil in many classic children’s picture books:

    https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/childrens-media-use-cuddly-animals-to-reinforce-racist-and-socially-dominant-norms-researcher-says

    Once again, this all sort of reminds me of those Hammer horror films from the ’60’s, or maybe some Italian productions along the same lines – stories set in superstitious medieval times where crazed local people or inquisitors would divert attention from their craziness by labeling anyone who wasn’t on good terms with them (or anyone who questioned their sanity) as “evil.” Of course, “racist” is the new evil, and the spindly and gaunt feminist in the article looks like she could be cast in the role of malevolent maladaptive medieval matron.

    My folks never read Goodnight Moon to me, but we read it to our kids, and I thought it was sweet. I haven’t heard many negative academic tirades against the book lately, though. That could possibly be because the author – now being revealed as heroically maladaptive herself – is considered off limits for persecution by the tribunal.

    https://nypost.com/2017/01/07/goodnight-moon-author-was-a-bisexual-rebel-who-hated-kids/

  99. @Achmed E. Newman
    BTW, there is a very nice lady who teaches the little ones at a school near us. From the time I mentioned the Commie So-called Pope they've got now, I knew she was pretty hard left-wing, so I didn't talk any more politics. However, she is a BIG FAN of Dr. Suess, as am I, and she even celebrates his birthday at the same level as say, George Washington. I wonder how she feels about this crap.

    very nice lady who teaches the little ones at a school near us … I knew she was pretty hard left-wing

    Unlikely to actually be very nice.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    You could say that about a lot of them, but, no, I know this lady pretty well. She's older and her kids are grown, but she loves the little ones. She's probably just an old-time "liberal", and of course she'd defend the so-called Pope on account of the school is part of a church. (I forgot to mention that.) That explains the nutty attitude on immigration too - almost all the big churches push the "you are all welcome" line. They DO NOT UNDERSTAND NUMBERS.
  100. @Harold
    The most alt-right Dr Seuss is Thidwick the Big Hearted Moose
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp95Q39nfOI

    Maybe the least alt-right is The Sneetches http://courses.cs.vt.edu/cs2604/Summer2000/projects/Sneetches.txt

    Now, the Star-Belly Sneetches
    Had bellies with stars.
    The Plain-Belly Sneetches
    Had none upon thars.

    Those stars weren't so big. They were really so small
    You might think such a thing wouldn't matter at all.

    But, because they had stars, all the Star-Belly Sneetches
    Would brag, "We're the best kind of Sneetch on the Beaches."
    With their snoots in the air, they would sniff and they'd snort
    "We'll have nothing to do with the Plain-Belly sort!"
    And whenever they met some, when they were out walking,
    They'd hike right on past them without even talking.

    When the Star-Belly children went out to play ball,
    Could a Plain Belly get in the game... ? Not at all.
    You only could play if your bellies had stars.
    And the Plain Belly children had none upon thars.

    When the Star-Belly Sneetches had frankfurter roasts
    Or picnics or parties or marshmallow toasts,
    They never invited the Plain-Belly Sneetches.
    They left them out cold, in the dark of the beaches.
    They kept them away. Never let them come near.
    And that's how they treated them year after year.
     
    If you look at the pictures it seems the Plain Belly Sneetches aren’t some tiny minority but equally numerous, so, I don’t know Mr. Seuss, maybe the reason the Star Bellied Sneetches don’t want to associate with them is because they are so incompetent they can’t even organise their own picnics or parties or marshmallow toasts. They can’t even organise their own ball games. Maybe if the Star Bellied Sneetches interbred with them it would be the downfall of Sneetch civilisation.

    But it’s ok, some Scotch merchant comes along and confuses them all and they decide they are all the same after all.

    And now Star-Bellied Sneetches get steetches.

    • Replies: @Harold
    Lol.
  101. @Cagey Beast
    Ah yes, the hard left publication known as People magazine. The long march trough the institutions has metaphorically circled the globe several times now. Let's all say a big "thank you" to the conservatives who clearly did nothing to prevent this. Thanks for letting our universities turn into hard Left puppy mills while you laughed about "political correctness gone mad" for decade after decade.

    To be fair, no one is to blame because no one is in charge. All we can do is share a bitter laugh about how it's Dr. Suess' turn in the dunking stool today. Maybe Boris Johnson can do a little dance while he recites his favourite lines from Cat in the Hat? Maybe Trump Jr. can tweet about this?

    Meanwhile the shabby cultural revolution rolls on. The stupid and unhappy cultural saboteurs will just carry on smashing things at their own pace and no one will have the power to even obstruct them. Such is life as a "conservative" in a society that conserves nothing.

    “The long march trough the institutions has metaphorically circled the globe several times now. Let’s all say a big “thank you” to the conservatives who clearly did nothing to prevent this.”

    Progressives are currently marching through Human Resources departments. It’s called SHRM, Society for Human Resources Management. I’ve mentioned them here a number of times but I’ve yet to receive a single reply. We all just stand by and watch it happen with seemingly little interest. But what are we to do?

    • Replies: @Cagey Beast
    We all just stand by and watch it happen with seemingly little interest. But what are we to do?

    All I we can do is fight for our little corner of the world. We can't fight this stuff up at the national or international level. A lot of us work in companies with only a few employees or belong to private associations with a handful of movers and shakers. We have to start winning back these spaces closest to us. If enough of us do this, it will add up to a transformed political landscape.

    As you mentioned, resisting crypto-SJW stuff in the private sector is probably the best place to start. We all need to be asking what any of this has to do with selling fishing rods, or whatever it is our company does.
    , @Brutusale
    "Nice HR ladies" is a trope mentioned many times here. I recall posting about the Original HR Lady.

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

    I'll leave the discussion about the OHRL banging and then marrying the boss for another day.

    I used to believe that this problem is self-correcting, at least in the private sector, where results should matter. Given my experience consulting over the past 10 years, though, I've seen that "mismatch" isn't a problem only in academia.
  102. @Anonymous
    Examples? I remember viewing his WWII cartoons some years ago and recall that he portrayed the Germans as ridiculous rather than evil.
  103. @syonredux
    Narnia books attacked as racist and sexist
    Philip Pullman dismisses work of CS Lewis as blatant religious propaganda

    The Whitbread prize-winning children's writer Philip Pullman has dismissed his best-selling predecessor CS Lewis as "blatantly racist" and "monumentally disparaging of women".
     
    https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2002/jun/03/gender.hayfestival2002

    'The Horse & His Boy' Was My Favorite Narnia Book As A Kid — But Now I See Just How Racist It Actually Is

    If you don't remember the geopolitical world of Narnia, I'll remind you that Calormen is the enemy of Narnia in The Final Battle. It is the country of evil, violent, demon-worshipers who kill all the talking trees and try to defeat Aslan (but he's God, so he's fine). Calormen is also heavily coded as Middle Eastern. Heavily. The cover art of The Horse and His Boy appears to feature at least one mosque in the background. The people are described as having "dark faces and long beards." They live in the desert. They "wear flowing robes and orange-coloured turbans."

    And, as C.S. Lewis puts it in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, they are "wise, wealthy, courteous, cruel and ancient."
     
    https://www.bustle.com/p/the-horse-his-boy-was-my-favorite-narnia-book-as-a-kid-but-now-i-see-just-how-racist-it-actually-is-9599931

    Then there’s Peter Pan. A few years back I was talking to a leftist relative about how much I had enjoyed re-reading Peter Pan, how insane and brilliant it was, Peter is a psychopath, Barrie made it funny, his inspiration was off the charts. Reaction was a truckload of social justice anger about how Barrie was a closeted man who loved men, that’s why he wrote such a weird tale, and so on.

    I was just saying how good the book was, how it cracked me up.

    The same goes for Dr. Seuss. His books are terrifying and hilarious. Children love them. His wartime cartoons don’t matter. Erasing him is vandalism.

    The great childrens’s authors are in a class by themselves. They have a unique gift. No-one wants to read children’s books written by the Komsomol.

    The doctrinaire Left has no depth perception, no sense of humor. Wind In The Willows? All of those eccentric English bachelor types gussied up as animals. Alice? Lewis Carroll—OMG, I can’t even.

    How do they not all die of boredom.

    Millions Of Cats?? What about the mice? What about the litter boxes? Environmental impact!

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Roald Dahl, too ...

    The great children's book authors tend to be sui generis.

    , @Alden
    I thought liberals would just live the fact that Barry was gay. Loved Wind in the Willows.

    We’ve got children’s books going back to 1890s. They’re going to be preserved

    You should see the summer reading lists for elementary school kids. Just blackity black gay immigrant POC save the environment propaganda. It’s like 1930s Russia when kids read about Grandpa Lenin.
  104. Y’all listen up, here.

    Back in Midland, Texas when me an’ mah brothers was kids our Nanny from Mexico was reading chillurn’s books to us, ah always liked them Dr. Suess books. Ah found them kinda hard to unnerstan. But that’s o.k.

    Cuz that’s whut litter-ature is suppoz to be about, makin’ ya think.

    Like how Newt the Grinch tried ta steal Christmas, even though we should be faith based and respectful to the religion of peace.

    Oh, an’ our Nanny from Mexico what raised us to love all things Mexican, she lernt her some English from them books and became a citizen and brought 27 family members up from Mexico. An’ only 20 of them are on welfare. That right there’s conservative compassion!

  105. I remember way back in 2017, when Dr. Seuss was a good guy for satirizing and lampooning the
    1940s “America First” Movement.
    ttps://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-dr-seuss-satirized-america-first-decades-donald-trump-made-policy
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/02/02/dr-seuss-political-cartoons-re-emerge-amid-criticism-donald-trump/97391132/
    https://medium.com/@KaelaniSays/12-cartoons-by-dr-seuss-on-america-first-and-banning-refugees-c7ad0681428d

  106. @Cloudbuster
    If they're minorities, then numbering them dehumanizes them, like the numbers on concentration camp victims!

    Seriously, though, reading about stuff like this is so demoralizing. Just the idea that people who would write this have degrees, and that people take this sort of insanity seriously. As John Derbyshire said, "We are doomed."

    As John Derbyshire said, “We are doomed.”

    Buck up Cowboy. Derbyshire is a weary refugee from a spent empire. He knows the truth, but his orientation is too British to adopt an American perspective.

    We will win this. And Derbyshire will die in his mistaken pessimism. Then God will send him to purgatory, and it will take a thousand millennia to right his ship.

  107. @MikeatMikedotMike
    Three lefts can also make a wrong - just ask Dale Earnhardt.

    Wasn’t the last one a right?

  108. They come for Mr. Rogers in 2019. But they are too late. Even the halfwits are noticing.

  109. @The Alarmist

    "What year will they come for Mr. Rogers?"
     
    I would assume that Mr. Rogers' perceived sexual orientation might perplex our social arbiters as to how to treat him.

    Your perception’s a little hazy there champ. Fred Rogers only ever got it up for his homely, sweet wife who gave him two devoted sons.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    I said 'perceived,' but it wasn't my perception ... it was that of all the adult men who ridiculed him while we kids were watching.
  110. @sayless
    Then there’s Peter Pan. A few years back I was talking to a leftist relative about how much I had enjoyed re-reading Peter Pan, how insane and brilliant it was, Peter is a psychopath, Barrie made it funny, his inspiration was off the charts. Reaction was a truckload of social justice anger about how Barrie was a closeted man who loved men, that’s why he wrote such a weird tale, and so on.

    I was just saying how good the book was, how it cracked me up.

    The same goes for Dr. Seuss. His books are terrifying and hilarious. Children love them. His wartime cartoons don’t matter. Erasing him is vandalism.

    The great childrens’s authors are in a class by themselves. They have a unique gift. No-one wants to read children’s books written by the Komsomol.

    The doctrinaire Left has no depth perception, no sense of humor. Wind In The Willows? All of those eccentric English bachelor types gussied up as animals. Alice? Lewis Carroll—OMG, I can’t even.

    How do they not all die of boredom.

    Millions Of Cats?? What about the mice? What about the litter boxes? Environmental impact!

    Roald Dahl, too …

    The great children’s book authors tend to be sui generis.

  111. @Clyde
    OT
    How white is AOC and her mother and her ginger beau friend? Very nice photos here tell the story.
    "So remember every picture tells a story don't it" --- All credit goes to Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood (Stones)
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6748793/Alexandria-Ocasio-Cortezs-mother-tells-hopes-daughter-marries-longtime-boyfriend.html

    Maybe he’s a nice guy and has the personality to be a good husband to a dingbat Congress girl. They could have an environmentally conscious neo hippy wedding

  112. Anon[372] • Disclaimer says:

    As Dr. Seuss’ birthday approaches on March 2, a new study argues that many of the author’s classic children’s books are racist and problematic — and only two percent of his characters represent people of color.

    It looks like Latinos and Asians have well learned the culture of critique.

    They continue: “Findings from this study promote awareness of the racist narratives and images in Dr. Seuss’ children’s books and implications to the formation and reinforcement of racial biases in children.”

    Suspending disbelief and accepting for one moment that this is true, being that the books were written by Whites and for Whites I don’t see where he problem lies. Unless we are going to critique the Jews for teaching their children about goyim.

    In September 2017, Cambridgeport Elementary School’s librarian, Liz Phipps Soeiro, made a political statement that quickly went viral when she turned down a shipment of Dr. Seuss books from First Lady Melania Trump.

    A woman with a hyphentated name decided to grab a headline by virtue signalling against a disliked first lady? Who saw that coming?

    “You may not be aware of this, but Dr. Seuss is a bit of a cliché, a tired and worn ambassador for children’s literature.

    We disagree. See how that works?

    “‘One fish – two fish – red fish – blue fish’ – I think her comments ‘stink’ and are ridiculous towards our beloved Dr. Seuss,” Sarno said, according to MassLive.comthis link opens in a new tab. “Her comments that this is ‘racist propaganda and that Dr. Seuss is a bit of a cliche and a tired and worn ambassador for children’s literature’ is ‘political correctness’ at its worst.”

    I didn’t expect a measure of balance in this article. How refreshing.

    Scholars who spoke with Education Week have a more nuanced view. They suggested that teachers receive training in cultural sensitivity and be given access to books with diverse characters. If children do read these older books (like those by Dr. Seuss), the scholars suggested that adults approach the readings in an informed and critical way, according to the outlet.

    No thank you.

    “I don’t think nostalgia is a defense. Affection is not a defense,” Philip Nel, a professor of English as Kansas State University, told Education Week. “What you have to do is take a deep breath, step back, and realize that the culture in which these books live and in which these books were written is a racist culture and a sexist culture.”

    Its not a defense. Its an outright rejection of the validity of your criticism, precluding any consideration in preparation for a response. Your critique is rejected at the door, before the first premise is accepted. Therefore, debating you isn’t necessary.

    Why is it that communists always think that their pseudo-arguments are assumed to be valid enough to be considered and responded to? Its quite an arrogant way to go through life.

  113. @J.Ross
    It doesn't track perfectly with "dissident right" but I discovered the excellent Chris Hernandez through an article by Ann Sterzinger, about how publishing houses are run by self-destructive morons, who turn away good new authors in favor of dopey franchises like Lee Child's. Hernandez has a book about an Islamic invasion coming up through Mexico.
    https://www.takimag.com/article/philistines_arise_ann_sterzinger/

    Lee Child’s books are much more PC than most similar fiction. Really awful. I’ve noticed that just about every book of fiction of whatever genre published since 1970 is a PC sermon in story form.

    Probably the worst propagandist is Swedish Henning Mankell. His main character Kurt is a homocide detective in a small rural Swedish town. Kurt is divorced, drinks too much shabby apartment cliche wounded detective.

    His victims are all in their 90s. Kurt discovers they were Nazi agents during the war and have been underground Nazi leaders ever since. Their fellow Nazis killed them. There are Nazis everywhere in Sweden.

    There’s a noble black or brown immigrant and evil racist Swede sub plot in every book. In one his daughter dates an African immigrant what else? medical student.

    Liberal friend gave me a whole carton I read some and the rest went into the dumpster.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    My mother ran a used bookstore and we would have a couple customers I suspected were buying certain titles to destroy them. One of them I later ran into when she was working at another bookstore and got to talking with her. She stated that of the used bookstores in town several regularly bought and destroyed certain titles for ideological reasons.

    We burned a lot of books-old church pew bibles and hymn books, Readers Digest Condensed Books, obscure industrial references-but for heat value, not for ideological reasons. The RD Condensed Books burned the best, leaving a fine gray ash, and not that much of it. Books printed on glossy high clay paper often simply wouldn't burn unless you sawed the binding off, crumpled the pages and threw the wadded paper into a roaring fire and even then left huge ash deposits.
    , @J.Ross
    Wasn't it the case in that awful Girl with the Dragon Tattoo atrocity that the bad guys were crypto-Nazis who inexplicably thrive in modern Sweden?
    I tried a George Pellecanos novel because I was impressed with his work on the Wire. He has a brief scene where Ee Vull Racists are attacked as subhuman even by the bad guys, who are child murderers. It's transparently a sadistic porn scene for black readers to hoot at.
  114. @sayless
    Then there’s Peter Pan. A few years back I was talking to a leftist relative about how much I had enjoyed re-reading Peter Pan, how insane and brilliant it was, Peter is a psychopath, Barrie made it funny, his inspiration was off the charts. Reaction was a truckload of social justice anger about how Barrie was a closeted man who loved men, that’s why he wrote such a weird tale, and so on.

    I was just saying how good the book was, how it cracked me up.

    The same goes for Dr. Seuss. His books are terrifying and hilarious. Children love them. His wartime cartoons don’t matter. Erasing him is vandalism.

    The great childrens’s authors are in a class by themselves. They have a unique gift. No-one wants to read children’s books written by the Komsomol.

    The doctrinaire Left has no depth perception, no sense of humor. Wind In The Willows? All of those eccentric English bachelor types gussied up as animals. Alice? Lewis Carroll—OMG, I can’t even.

    How do they not all die of boredom.

    Millions Of Cats?? What about the mice? What about the litter boxes? Environmental impact!

    I thought liberals would just live the fact that Barry was gay. Loved Wind in the Willows.

    We’ve got children’s books going back to 1890s. They’re going to be preserved

    You should see the summer reading lists for elementary school kids. Just blackity black gay immigrant POC save the environment propaganda. It’s like 1930s Russia when kids read about Grandpa Lenin.

  115. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Alden
    Lee Child’s books are much more PC than most similar fiction. Really awful. I’ve noticed that just about every book of fiction of whatever genre published since 1970 is a PC sermon in story form.

    Probably the worst propagandist is Swedish Henning Mankell. His main character Kurt is a homocide detective in a small rural Swedish town. Kurt is divorced, drinks too much shabby apartment cliche wounded detective.

    His victims are all in their 90s. Kurt discovers they were Nazi agents during the war and have been underground Nazi leaders ever since. Their fellow Nazis killed them. There are Nazis everywhere in Sweden.

    There’s a noble black or brown immigrant and evil racist Swede sub plot in every book. In one his daughter dates an African immigrant what else? medical student.

    Liberal friend gave me a whole carton I read some and the rest went into the dumpster.

    My mother ran a used bookstore and we would have a couple customers I suspected were buying certain titles to destroy them. One of them I later ran into when she was working at another bookstore and got to talking with her. She stated that of the used bookstores in town several regularly bought and destroyed certain titles for ideological reasons.

    We burned a lot of books-old church pew bibles and hymn books, Readers Digest Condensed Books, obscure industrial references-but for heat value, not for ideological reasons. The RD Condensed Books burned the best, leaving a fine gray ash, and not that much of it. Books printed on glossy high clay paper often simply wouldn’t burn unless you sawed the binding off, crumpled the pages and threw the wadded paper into a roaring fire and even then left huge ash deposits.

  116. @Wilkey
    Dear Millenials,

    When was the last time your country won a real war?

    Have you ever had to fight a real, brutal war with serious consequences if you lost?

    No? Then please don't criticize those of us who did fight such a war for doing what we believed we needed to do to win it.

    Sincerely,
    The World War 2 Generation

    The WW2 generation that gave China and half of Europe to the communists, integrated the schools, bussed black thugs in to beat and abuse White children, gave billions to Israel, rammed through the 64 civil rights sct, 65 immigration act and 68 affirmative action act adjudicated Griggs and Kaiser allowed Hollywood to set the entire social sexual agenda hired communists to teach in and take over the colleges

    And raised their baby boomer children to destroy the country.

  117. @Alden
    Lee Child’s books are much more PC than most similar fiction. Really awful. I’ve noticed that just about every book of fiction of whatever genre published since 1970 is a PC sermon in story form.

    Probably the worst propagandist is Swedish Henning Mankell. His main character Kurt is a homocide detective in a small rural Swedish town. Kurt is divorced, drinks too much shabby apartment cliche wounded detective.

    His victims are all in their 90s. Kurt discovers they were Nazi agents during the war and have been underground Nazi leaders ever since. Their fellow Nazis killed them. There are Nazis everywhere in Sweden.

    There’s a noble black or brown immigrant and evil racist Swede sub plot in every book. In one his daughter dates an African immigrant what else? medical student.

    Liberal friend gave me a whole carton I read some and the rest went into the dumpster.

    Wasn’t it the case in that awful Girl with the Dragon Tattoo atrocity that the bad guys were crypto-Nazis who inexplicably thrive in modern Sweden?
    I tried a George Pellecanos novel because I was impressed with his work on the Wire. He has a brief scene where Ee Vull Racists are attacked as subhuman even by the bad guys, who are child murderers. It’s transparently a sadistic porn scene for black readers to hoot at.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    I tried a George Pellecanos novel...
     
    Do yourself a favor and try a few more. Some of them are really good and not at all PC.
  118. @ThreeCranes
    "because of little details that children will not get anyway."

    There it is.

    Speaking personally, I didn't know what a Jew was until I went to college and read the Old Testament as a humanities requirement. Not that there weren't Jews in my high school with whom I was friends. It's just that it was never an issue because my parents weren't the type who taught us that "The Jews killed Jesus." I was utterly naive.

    My parents finally had us baptized when we were in our teens. They told us that they didn't want to have us baptized as infants because we would have been too young to have understood the significance of what we were going through.

    I mention this because of your point J.Ross. How would and could I have benefitted, as a human being, from having been herded onto a school bus and taken to a reducation session at the local Holocaust museum? It would have meant nothing to me. Kids don't understand why adults fight over abstract things such as religion and social and economic class.

    I really believe that Jews are making a mistake in pushing this holocaust education stuff on innocent babes. It will backfire on them. Why can't they see this?

    My parents had more sense. Out of respect for us they refused to force feed us with adult stuff, which is probably why I resent Jew's insistence on the necessity to do so today.

    In fact, nobody jokes about the Holocaust more than Jewish kids, because they have to hear more about it and they are, after all, kids. But virtue signallers and Bolshie re-educators are not concerned with old-fashioned ideas like comprehension or sincerity.

  119. @Desiderius
    Your perception’s a little hazy there champ. Fred Rogers only ever got it up for his homely, sweet wife who gave him two devoted sons.

    I said ‘perceived,’ but it wasn’t my perception … it was that of all the adult men who ridiculed him while we kids were watching.

  120. @Ozymandias
    "The long march trough the institutions has metaphorically circled the globe several times now. Let’s all say a big “thank you” to the conservatives who clearly did nothing to prevent this."

    Progressives are currently marching through Human Resources departments. It's called SHRM, Society for Human Resources Management. I've mentioned them here a number of times but I've yet to receive a single reply. We all just stand by and watch it happen with seemingly little interest. But what are we to do?

    We all just stand by and watch it happen with seemingly little interest. But what are we to do?

    All I we can do is fight for our little corner of the world. We can’t fight this stuff up at the national or international level. A lot of us work in companies with only a few employees or belong to private associations with a handful of movers and shakers. We have to start winning back these spaces closest to us. If enough of us do this, it will add up to a transformed political landscape.

    As you mentioned, resisting crypto-SJW stuff in the private sector is probably the best place to start. We all need to be asking what any of this has to do with selling fishing rods, or whatever it is our company does.

  121. @Pericles

    very nice lady who teaches the little ones at a school near us ... I knew she was pretty hard left-wing

     

    Unlikely to actually be very nice.

    You could say that about a lot of them, but, no, I know this lady pretty well. She’s older and her kids are grown, but she loves the little ones. She’s probably just an old-time “liberal”, and of course she’d defend the so-called Pope on account of the school is part of a church. (I forgot to mention that.) That explains the nutty attitude on immigration too – almost all the big churches push the “you are all welcome” line. They DO NOT UNDERSTAND NUMBERS.

    • Replies: @Pericles
    I don't think that counts as hard left-wing from what you're describing. Does she defend antifa?

    Or perhaps she celebrates Lenin's birthday with the children in her class? We had teachers who did that back in the day.
  122. @Ozymandias
    "The long march trough the institutions has metaphorically circled the globe several times now. Let’s all say a big “thank you” to the conservatives who clearly did nothing to prevent this."

    Progressives are currently marching through Human Resources departments. It's called SHRM, Society for Human Resources Management. I've mentioned them here a number of times but I've yet to receive a single reply. We all just stand by and watch it happen with seemingly little interest. But what are we to do?

    “Nice HR ladies” is a trope mentioned many times here. I recall posting about the Original HR Lady.

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

    I’ll leave the discussion about the OHRL banging and then marrying the boss for another day.

    I used to believe that this problem is self-correcting, at least in the private sector, where results should matter. Given my experience consulting over the past 10 years, though, I’ve seen that “mismatch” isn’t a problem only in academia.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    Hey, I'm that tropeist we've been looking for!

    HR - Scourge of the Business World - Part 1, Part 2, Toby Flenderson, and Part 3.
  123. @Clifford Brown
    Ishizuka likely finds Seuss's WW2 propaganda problematic.



    http://cdn8.openculture.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/waiting-for-signals.png

    http://cdn8.openculture.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/jap-alley.png

    Was par for the course.

  124. @Harry Baldwin
    I thinks that's Violet Beauregarde from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory turning into a giant blueberry.

    Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-do.
    I have a perfect puzzle for you.
    Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-dee.
    If you are wise, you’ll listen to me.

    What do you get when you guzzle down sweets,
    watching the lies on the big-screen T.V.?
    Soon we will tire of your living rent-free.
    Then we will float you on down to the sea.


    Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-dee..
    If you are wise, you’ll listen to me.

  125. @Brutusale
    "Nice HR ladies" is a trope mentioned many times here. I recall posting about the Original HR Lady.

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

    I'll leave the discussion about the OHRL banging and then marrying the boss for another day.

    I used to believe that this problem is self-correcting, at least in the private sector, where results should matter. Given my experience consulting over the past 10 years, though, I've seen that "mismatch" isn't a problem only in academia.

    Hey, I’m that tropeist we’ve been looking for!

    HR – Scourge of the Business World – Part 1, Part 2, Toby Flenderson, and Part 3.

  126. @J.Ross
    Wasn't it the case in that awful Girl with the Dragon Tattoo atrocity that the bad guys were crypto-Nazis who inexplicably thrive in modern Sweden?
    I tried a George Pellecanos novel because I was impressed with his work on the Wire. He has a brief scene where Ee Vull Racists are attacked as subhuman even by the bad guys, who are child murderers. It's transparently a sadistic porn scene for black readers to hoot at.

    I tried a George Pellecanos novel…

    Do yourself a favor and try a few more. Some of them are really good and not at all PC.

  127. @Paul
    Why don't the promoters of notions like this display some actual courage and take on Black Entertainment Television [sic] looking for racism? They wouldn't dare!

    AAAA-MEN !!! What would happen if somebody started White Entertainment Television? And what about White History Month? Or 100 White Men of Atlanta?

  128. @syonredux

    What’s the minority population of Wakanda ? Those would be whites, right?
     
    Get WOKE, bigot. YT may be in the minority, but he is never a MINORITY.

    syon, Thank you. I deserve the rebuke. Won’t happen again.

  129. @Achmed E. Newman
    You could say that about a lot of them, but, no, I know this lady pretty well. She's older and her kids are grown, but she loves the little ones. She's probably just an old-time "liberal", and of course she'd defend the so-called Pope on account of the school is part of a church. (I forgot to mention that.) That explains the nutty attitude on immigration too - almost all the big churches push the "you are all welcome" line. They DO NOT UNDERSTAND NUMBERS.

    I don’t think that counts as hard left-wing from what you’re describing. Does she defend antifa?

    Or perhaps she celebrates Lenin’s birthday with the children in her class? We had teachers who did that back in the day.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    Maybe you're right, Pericles - it's not hard left like the antifa (I'm sure she doesn't like them) or the leading Democrat presidential candidates. No, the kid would have been straight out of there, had she celebrated Lenin's birthday. Anyway, very nice lady, but you don't talk about the nice new Pope with her, or Global Climate Disruption(TM), or Trump (well, hell, the way he's acting now, I could).

    BTW, near the beginning of Tucker Carlson's Ship of Fools, he's got great personal stories about his old 70's lefty California Elementary teacher. It reminded me of a movie called Serial with Martin Mull.
  130. @Pericles
    I don't think that counts as hard left-wing from what you're describing. Does she defend antifa?

    Or perhaps she celebrates Lenin's birthday with the children in her class? We had teachers who did that back in the day.

    Maybe you’re right, Pericles – it’s not hard left like the antifa (I’m sure she doesn’t like them) or the leading Democrat presidential candidates. No, the kid would have been straight out of there, had she celebrated Lenin’s birthday. Anyway, very nice lady, but you don’t talk about the nice new Pope with her, or Global Climate Disruption(TM), or Trump (well, hell, the way he’s acting now, I could).

    BTW, near the beginning of Tucker Carlson’s Ship of Fools, he’s got great personal stories about his old 70’s lefty California Elementary teacher. It reminded me of a movie called Serial with Martin Mull.

  131. @Pericles
    And now Star-Bellied Sneetches get steetches.

    Lol.

  132. https://www.mediamatters.org/research/2019/03/10/unearthed-audio-tucker-carlson-makes-numerous-misogynistic-and-perverted-comments/223092

    Between 2006 and 2011, Tucker Carlson spent approximately an hour a week calling in to Bubba the Love Sponge, a popular shock jock radio program where he spoke with the hosts about a variety of cultural and political topics in sometimes-vulgar terms.

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