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Below is the Australian Broadcasting Company’s interview with The Megaphone’s designated heroine of the unfortunate events in Sydney today in which two victims of a Muslim immigrant terrorist died.

But even before the murders actually happened, the media was moving on to the real story: its fears of a backlash against Muslims, and the one brave woman, Melbourne writer Tessa Kum, who courageously tweeted her opposition to this theoretical but widely hoped for / denounced backlash. Tessa’s tweet is a genuine Big Story with Google News listing her in 88 news articles.

Meet Tessa Kum, the woman who started #illridewithyou

Tuesday 16 December 2014 8:38AM

Inspired by other acts of generosity that she’d read about on social media, Tessa Kum invited anyone wearing religious attire who was afraid for their safety to ride alongside her on public transport. In an emotional interview, she spoke with Ellen Fanning about the success of her hashtag, #illridewithyou.

What made you post the tweet?

‘It was very much a sort of breaking point for me. I sort of saw another tweet online indicating another woman’s act of kindness and I simply felt that there needed to be more of that in the world.

She’d done a very simple thing—she had seen a distressed Muslim woman on a train take off her hijab and had approached that woman at the train station and simply said, “Put it back on, I’ll walk with you”. That broke my heart a little bit.

It just seemed that a simple way of promoting that kindness would be to say if anybody catching public transport didn’t feel comfortable just because of what they were wearing, I would sit next to them, so they weren’t alone.

If anything, for any horrible reason should happen, they’re not alone. I don’t think it’s anything that needs to be restricted to Muslims or religious garb—this could go for anybody who has a visible presence which automatically singles them out for attention.’

When did you realise this was something that was going to touch hearts?

‘It was when my phone wouldn’t stop vibrating that I realised it was going well beyond me … People have already been helped by this. It’s already happened.

Sydney is the biggest city in Australia. It cannot be summed up in anything that can be put in 140 characters. We are complicated and we are contradictory and conflicting and we just have to live with that. That means that we will get sad, angry men who do what he did. And we will also get very tired, frazzled people who will step up and speak out.’

Here’s the Silence Without: Bringing You the Views of Tessadom blog of of a Tessa Kum of Melbourne. (Perhaps she’s not the same Tessa Kum? But could there really be two? Here’s the Twitter account of Tessa Kum.) Here are excerpts from a November post by Tessa Kum. (I’ll add bolding for one word.)

Thursday, November 06, 2014

The Long Campaign Against Racism (Bogged)

This is our lives.

None of us can take a break from not being white. You, white person, with all your supposed good intentions, will never let us. Either because you’re actively racist, racist but with too delicate an ego to ever do anything about your racism except cry about the mean PoC, or willing to remain silent and let us carry on without support.

You’ve already won. You won centuries ago when you left Europe and decided to crush the rest of the world. Conquer, colonise, crush. Centuries this has gone on. You have centuries of victory and triumph.

You’ve won again. You’ve succeeded in driving PoC from the scene. You succeeded in driving me and others from the internet. You’ve wrenched open schisms between PoC which will take years of hard work to heal, if they heal at all. We’re diverse, we’re not monolith. We’re divided, and you will always ensure that remains so.

What does this do to a person? How does all this shape the heart that endures it?

From this I have learned about hate. Hate, like anger, is a poison for me, and so I’ve worked on myself hard to ensure I’m not attracted to the philosophies and perspectives of hate. But from this, from watching all of you, I am learning about hate.

My privilege is being born in and living in a western country with a decent income. My privilege is being ambiguous in my physicality; as it’s not easy to identify which ‘other’ I am, most people are hesitant to voice what they know to be racist-ass opinions around me. The discrimination and bigotry I experience is largely unconscious and insidious, and in fact not grounded in hate at all. I’m fortunate. Very fortunate.

I don’t feel hated as a WoC. Hate implies that the hater believes the target of their hate to have some sort of power or control. No.

As a WoC I feel cheap.

Not worth as much to you, white person, as your fellow white people.

I’m learning about hate because I am coming to hate you, white person. You have all the control, all the power, all the privilege, and there is nothing holding you accountable. I hate the double standards and hypocrisy you display, the rank dishonesty of your conduct. I hate that you can harm us, when we cannot harm you. I hate that you have actually impacted on careers, multiple and not even directly, with your hypocrisy. I hate that you’re so dominant in the publishing industry there’s very few venues I’d consider safe to even submit to now. I hate what you have done to PoC I don’t know. I hate what you have done to PoC I do know. I hate what you have done to me, and I was not involved. [Emphasis mine]

If you are into that sort of thing, you can read Tessa Kum’s whole posting of about 9,000 words here.

It seems to have something to do with how much she hates white sci-fi writers like Vox Day, Harlan Ellison, John Scalzi and Tricia Sullivan. And GamerGate …

What’s going on in sci-fi these days? When I was a kid you had gentlemanly authors with maybe a few private kinks and a lot of nerdy but admirable fans. Lately, it seems like sci-fi attracts more and more social media justice warriors who could use a cup of chai tea and some Tai-chi exercises before they suffer an aneurysm. What’s the deal? Here’s more from Kum’s November blog post:

There’s John Scalzi over there, making a point of featuring Tricia Sullivan’s work, and making an even larger point of deleting comments that ‘drag in online drama from elsewhere’. You know John Scalzi, right? You guys fucking love him. He’s generally a beacon for progressive reasonableness, a vocal ally, decent writer and I’ve seen him dance. People like him. He’s a great guy. I’ve noticed that you, white person, are really championing him for his overt stance against G***rgater. He’s a rich white cishet man in a western country, he has privilege coming out the wooza, it’s ace to see him going in to bat against the G***rgaters.

… You are not doing anyone a service. Just as we are never able to not be PoC, you are never excused from being white. You will always hold the balance of power, and there is nothing in the current circumstances that absolves you from your privilege. You are kicking down.

The message is that people like me are lesser. The message is that you, the hegemony, just like the idea of being progressive. You love the idea of being good and active and part of the rebellion. You love that idea. But you’re not prepared to think of non-white people as anything other than lesser. You’re not even prepared to admit the possibility of this unconscious bias.

Tessa Kum is an articulate spokesperson for the Spirit of the Age. She goes on:

To dismiss this as ‘online drama’ is an exercise of white privilege. To call for everyone to ‘get back to work’ is an exercise in white privilege. To ‘stay out of it’ is an exercise in white privilege. I’m repeating myself because for fuck’s sake this is repeating because the problem is not being addressed.

This is not online drama. This is our fucking lives. This racism, bullying, racism, discrimination, racism, solidarity for white women, racism is every fucking day. We’re not making a fuss because someone got our coffee order wrong, we’re speaking up against you the oppressor doing oppressive shit. Again. And again. And again. Because you, the privileged, the oppressing, the shining white right, aren’t listening. You’ve no idea how to walk the walk, and the last couple of weeks have revealed that most of you are far shitter at talking the talk than you imagine.

It may strike you that today’s media heroine needs to do some mindfulness exercises or take the dog for a walk or something until she feels a little better, but that’s just you evil white person trying to undermine her mental health by making her even angrier:

Being open about my mental health is my way sabotaging the stigma surrounding mental illness….

Watching this conflagration has done terrible things to my state of mind. I am not in a good way, I’m in a very doubleplus ungood way, I am on the brink of being in danger.

Purely because I know people who disagree with me have already made moves to dismiss my voice, I have not been able to speak openly about this. It would be too easy to use against me. “Oh, no wonder Tessa has a wasp up her arse, she’s a bit cracked up at the moment.”

That sounds reasonable. I even say it to myself. Such is the power to silence someone who is oppressed at multiple indices.

I am not angry because I am struggling with mental illness.

I’m struggling with my mental illness because I am angry.

Having one does not invalidate the other. It is neither rhetoric nor melodrama to state that you, white person, are fucking with my depression. I hate you for that too.

You can read the whole thing, close to 10K words, on her site.

In my new column in Taki’s Magazine entitled “Clusterfake,” I have more thoughts on Ms. Kum and Progressive Crack-Up of Late 2014.

 

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  1. So you’re going to put most of the world’s population into one category (which I thought meant Piece of Crap), then whine about sensitivity?

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  2. She really should change her last name.

    Before she changed her name, Judy Garland was Frances Gumm, one of the singing Gumm sisters. She was crazy too but the name change could have helped a bit.

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  3. Thanks Steve!

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  4. Does that include Christians as well? Seems they have a lot more to fear in the ME these days.

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  5. Why do crazy people get taken seriously by the media?

    Why are so many in media crazy?

    It is like women’s clothing models who are on average taller than the average man and weigh less than the average woman.

    What is up with having the marginal weird folk always going on and on and on about how normal stuff is deranged and deranged stuff is oh so understandable?

    The whole media is surreal.

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  6. How sad for her that she has to use the language and even the ideas of white people to express her frustrations with white people.

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  7. So is there any proof this even happened? It sounds a lot like it was drawn from the evil white frat boys raping girls on a glass bed narrative.

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  8. Before the hostage situation had ended, the media was already discussing this nutcases twitter post. Google her name under the google news tab. It’s incredible and sad how much attention is being devoted to her.

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  9. Steve,

    You are amazing — once again you find a pot of gold at the end of the proverbial rainbow!!!

    I mean, I have no idea what this woman is talking about, but I just imagine it must be tiring worrying about this stuff every day:

    The message is that people like me are lesser. The message is that you, the hegemony, just like the idea of being progressive. You love the idea of being good and active and part of the rebellion. You love that idea. But you’re not prepared to think of non-white people as anything other than lesser. You’re not even prepared to admit the possibility of this unconscious bias.

    To dismiss this as ‘online drama’ is an exercise of white privilege. To call for everyone to ‘get back to work’ is an exercise in white privilege. To ‘stay out of it’ is an exercise in white privilege. I’m repeating myself because for fuck’s sake this is repeating because the problem is not being addressed.

    This is not online drama. This is our fucking lives. This racism, bullying, racism, discrimination, racism, solidarity for white women, racism is every fucking day. We’re not making a fuss because someone got our coffee order wrong, we’re speaking up against you the oppressor doing oppressive shit. Again. And again. And again. Because you, the privileged, the oppressing, the shining white right, aren’t listening. You’ve no idea how to walk the walk, and the last couple of weeks have revealed that most of you are far shitter at talking the talk than you imagine.

    How does she do it? I give 50/50 odds she cracks up before she hits 30.

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  10. Except the put-upon Muslim hero was also up on over 40 sexual assault charges.

    http://www.theage.com.au/nsw/sydney-siege-gunman-man-haron-monis-was-on-bail-for-40-sexual-assault-charges-and-accessory-to-murder-20141215-127u1e.html

    Would you still like to “ride with” him, Tessa, dear?

    Well, we know that for the media, sexual assault is something only white men do, so nothing to see here folks, nothing to see here.

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  11. One can’t help noticing she used the hated white people’s technology to do it as well.

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  12. LOL at this chick: https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1249462356/Photo_on_2011-02-20_at_15.24.jpg claiming she is not white. The self-hatred is strong with this one.

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  13. Being open about my mental health is my way sabotaging the stigma surrounding mental illness….

    Watching this conflagration has done terrible things to my state of mind. I am not in a good way, I’m in a very doubleplus ungood way, I am on the brink of being in danger.

    Purely because I know people who disagree with me have already made moves to dismiss my voice, I have not been able to speak openly about this. It would be too easy to use against me. “Oh, no wonder Tessa has a wasp up her arse, she’s a bit cracked up at the moment.”

    That sounds reasonable. I even say it to myself. Such is the power to silence someone who is oppressed at multiple indices.

    I am not angry because I am struggling with mental illness.

    I’m struggling with my mental illness because I am angry.

    Having one does not invalidate the other. It is neither rhetoric nor melodrama to state that you, white person, are fucking with my depression. I hate you for that too.

    I stopped reading around this point. “I’m struggling with my mental illness because I am angry.” doesn’t even make sense. This is a not unintelligent person who is just stuck in a mental health echo chamber. She is maybe getting some primary or secondary gain from writing, but mostly this post is just her brain stuck in what I believe would be called in computing a loop, where it is just performing the same tasks (in this case an emotional circuit). Most people might mistake it for someone who is really angry about injustice, but the repetition and rambling are kind of a giveaway.

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  14. I wish Tessa Kum would date an extremely religious Muslim man who believes women are only good for 2 things in life, to spread their legs for sexual intercourse and to prepare meals.

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  15. This is what happens when your whole life is a manic episode.

    We are living in really sick times. Mentally ill people want the whole rest of the planet to validate their illness, and the megaphone holders are mentally ill as well so they go along with it.

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  16. I feel like Shelley Duvall checking in on her husband’s manuscript at the Overlook Hotel.

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  17. Tessa Kum sounds like a porn star who works in the San Fernando Valley’s adult film industry. She has a porn star sounding name.

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  18. Tessa Kum is half white and half Chinese. I nominate we send her off to China to go fight against yellow privilege.

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  19. Help! Help! I’m being repressed!

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  20. Steve, I thought I had read about the weird doings in sci-fi these days here, but perhaps not.

    I used to be a huge sf reader but have mostly given it up. But I see lots of references in the media to SJW types ruining everyone’s fun. Of course, you know about the Orson Scott Card debacle. But here are a couple of other cases. Frankly, as with #GamerGate, I can’t follow half of what’s being said, and I don’t have the mental energy or desire to dig into it, but for what it’s worth:

    Here is one case you should know about:

    http://www.dailydot.com/geek/benjanun-sriduangkaew-revealed-to-be-troll-requires-hate-winterfox/

    http://laurajmixon.com/2014/11/a-report-on-damage-done-by-one-individual-under-several-names/

    Here’s another:

    http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/mar/03/jonathan-ross-hugo-award-host-twitter-backlash

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  21. A social justice warrior’s intensity seems to reveal fear and a need for control over other people.

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  22. So, a Muslim takes hostages and kills a couple of Australians, and the victims in this whole affair are…….. Muslims?

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  23. If white people are equal to other people, then go live in the countries of other people, Tessa Kum.

    There are no white people to oppress you in china, or nigeria, or india. The privilege coming out the wooza can’t touch you there.

    I’m sure you can afford the plane ticket to escape this oppressive concentration camp called a country run by corrupt whites whose only goal in life is to invite innocent pure hearted whatevers-of-color like you so they can make them feel inferior and insecure and stymy any attempt they make to have their crappy literature published.

    You will be missed.

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  24. “I feel like Shelley Duvall checking in on her husband’s manuscript at the Overlook Hotel.”

    Remember this quote from “The Shining”.

    Wendy? Darling? Light, of my life. I’m not gonna hurt ya. You didn’t let me finish my sentence. I said, I’m not gonna hurt ya. I’m just going to bash your fucking brains in.

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  25. Tl;dr. By the way, I’m not sure you can post that much of her writing without running into a copyright problem if she decides to sue. It’s better to just link to the longer portion. Some of the people you write about are indeed crazy and obsessed enough to sue.

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  26. I missed that wrinkle! Man, we white folks are real bastards!

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  27. I was about post about pyrofennec/crackedmoon myself. Here’s a response from Peter Watts, an author who was attacked by Sriduangkaew when he came to the defense of Sriduangkaew-target R Scott Bakker:

    http://www.rifters.com/crawl/?p=5370

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  28. You won centuries ago when you left Europe and decided to crush the rest of the world. Conquer, colonise, crush. Centuries this has gone on. You have centuries of victory and triumph. blah blah complaints

    I think the biggest shame is that we stopped short. Surely if the muslims had stopped breeding with their first cousins and instead had explored the globe they would have fully subjugated the natives they found (including and especially we Europeans), offered a convert or die and killed or enslaved the rest. Certainly a united Western world would have had the ability to do this basically any time after 1700, and probably Britain alone had they really put their minds to it, post 1830.

    I guess this is our punishment for our leniency. As a young man, message taken: we won’t be so gentle next time.

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  29. Yeah, it’s kind of hard to take their claims of oppression seriously when they chase us everywhere we go. I think that if all the world’s white people decided to move somewhere above the arctic circle and start over from scratch, most of the nonwhites in Western countries, including people like Louis Farrakhan, would immediately pack their suitcases and demand that we take them with us.

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  30. “Tessa Kum is half white and half Chinese. I nominate we send her off to China to go fight against yellow privilege.”

    There is a lot of Chinese privilege in Southeast Asian countries like Philippines, Thailand, and Indonesia where most of the rich elites have Chinese blood pumping through their hearts and are not ethnically pure Southeast Asians.

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  31. TL:DR but didn’t the Onion do a story: “Muslims Fear Backlash over Tomorrow’s Terrorist Attack”?

    Shouldn’t the actual victims’ bodies be allowed to cool before we start worrying about hypothetical backlashes resulting from their murder by Muslim terrorists?

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  32. http://m.theweek.com/article/index/273038/why-theweekcom-is-closing-the-comments-section

    LOL – yet another mainstream media source is terrified of having commenters who can destroy their stories from having greater knowledge and a higher IQ than the journalist.

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  33. This guy is the black version of Tessa Kum.

    He cranks out this crap every day and has been doing so for years.

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  34. Leftists call conservatives mentally ill and regard us with hatred that is borderline homicidal. Since I can’t imagine anyone truly having a mental illness would be worthy of such treatment, I think it’s fair that liberals, who are most proud of their capacity for compassion, don’t really believe that about conservatives.

    I think your Taki’s article where you called out the media for their exploitation of an obviously mentally ill young woman was a stroke of genius. By taking seriously mental illness as you did and with your show of compassion, you may have provided an effective strategy for answering modern liberalism’s gibberish. If you treat the sick as truly sick, then there’s no need to deal with their ideas as a serious ideology. In a sense, compassion can provide courage to ignore their lunatic rantings or at least not feel threatened by them. I hope other writers pick up that theme.

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  35. How about you fuck off, Steve?

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  36. “This guy is the black version of Tessa Kum.

    He cranks out this crap every day and has been doing so for years.”

    Another Black political commentator I can not stand is Marc Lamont Hill. He made a list about White celebrities and White historical figures that he thinks are overrated.

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  37. I can’t really say what’s going on in current sci-fi, as I’m still reading the vast bibliography of Asimov, Heinlein, plus some Joe Haldeman.
    John Scalzi may be an obnoxious liberal, but his “Old Man’s War” series was entertaining.

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  38. Maybe Tessa Kum was raped by a gang of blond haired Australian surfers who kept saying to her “We So Horny We Rape You Long Time” in a mock FOB Chinese accent. That would explain her hatred for Whitey.

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  39. Oh, dear Gaia. Oh, my Goddess…

    After reading this hysterical, rambling screed I lost my mind as well, and blew it, too.

    Thorazine, Tessa, thorazine.

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  40. > It may strike you that today’s media heroine needs to do some mindfulness exercises…

    Not really. It seems to me that the fastest way for Tessa to cheer up is for John Scalzi to crush his hands in a vice so that he can no longer write or type. That way, his fiction would stop oppressing her as a PoC. Other cisgendered white male sci-fi authors would follow, to keep Tessa’s spirits high.

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  41. Lately, it seems like sci-fi attracts more and more social media justice warriors who could use a cup of chai tea and some Tai-chi exercises before they suffer an aneurysm.

    I guess you are too young to have gone where no man …

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    It’s grating to read that sort of stuff, but in this case I think we’re dealing with someone who is dealing with some *real* mental issues.

    No need to kick her in the chops while she’s down.

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  43. Except that The New Yorker and the BBC and all these other outlets are right now promoting this woman as a heroine.

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  44. Jessica Pressler of nymag (soon to be bloomberg) got duped into writing an article claiming a high school student made 72 million on the stock market. he made none, he doesn’t even trade.

    http://nymag.com/news/articles/reasonstoloveny/2014/mohammed-islam-stock-trading/

    http://observer.com/2014/12/exclusive-new-york-mags-boy-genius-investor-made-it-all-up

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  45. lol, started getting repetitive, I didn’t have the patience to finish reading her guilt ridden whiney tripe. Sounds like she’d love to see YT get genocided—the girl needs her meds.

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  46. Of course we really don’t want to get all backlashy on muslims, so the media will ignore the rest and go with #illridewithyou, praising her as if she’d just landed a space probe on an asteroid without wearing a tacky offensive shirt that had the power to single-shirtedly keep women from STEMming up a storm. Not that there’s any philosophical difference about the rest, it’s just a little too weird and off-putting to be the main focus. As a bonus Tessa seems to be a very Australian name.

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  47. There’s a huge right wing component to SF but it’s all untalented lazy mediocrity at its best.

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  48. This goes all the way back to 9-11 where the Liberals were mainly concerned about the non-existent but feared backlash against Muslims and “immigrants”- as opposed the terrorists actually killing Americans.

    The sight of Americans singing “God Bless America” or waving the flag made them nervous since it might degenerate into a “Backlash” against Muslims.

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  49. shall we start #illridewithyoucismale? #illridewithyouwhitefratboy? #illridewithyouwhitecop? illridewithyouwhiteCEO? illridewithyouwhiteprogrammer?

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  50. I wish Tessa Kum would date an extremely religious Muslim man who believes women are only good for 2 things in life, to spread their legs for sexual intercourse and to prepare meals.

    I don’t know how you intended that, but seriously, it would probably be the best thing that ever happened to her. It would bring structure and meaning to her disordered existence. People like her are often drawn to rigid belief systems like Islam.

    Wouldn’t it be weird if Kum saw a nervous-looking Muslim woman on a bus and said, “I’ll ride with you,” then sat next to her, beaming with self-satisfaction, just as the woman detonated her suicide vest?

    didn’t the Onion do a story: “Muslims Fear Backlash over Tomorrow’s Terrorist Attack”?

    To give credit where it’s due, that was Mark Steyn’s line after the London subway bombing.

    There’s never a backlash in Western societies. More like a “backpat,” where all the liberals rush to tell the other Muslims how much they love them.

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  51. Does anyone have it easier than young western women? And not least half white, half Asian women. Young western women moaning about being oppressed is so incredibly bizarre.

    Here in NZ I’ve only heard the term ‘people of colour’ twice. Both times on the radio, and both times the speaker had an American accent.

    You can read the whole thing, close to 10K words, on her site.

    No thank you.

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  52. Well THAT escalated quickly!

    What an unreasonably offensive post! What were you hoping to gain by leaving such an inflammatory comment, little person?

    Go away and give yourself a good talking to about kindness.

    That is all. Resume your life.

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  53. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/dec/15/friends-uva-rape-accuser-begin-doubt-story/

    So the story gets weirder and weirder. Jackie apparently had three phone numbers tied to her mysterious admirer which she gave her friends at various times, all of which can be traced back to websites which allow you to call or text people as if it were a phone. And the name she gave this secret admirer? Haven.

    George Glass would’ve been more believable.

    And apparently Ryan, the crush, is still somewhat in touch with her. And he still believes something happened to her that night. Weird…

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  54. I feel as though the primary thing preventing this Tessa from having a happy life is literacy. If she hadn’t been taught to read, and hadn’t been brought up in a world that prized terms and definitions over real experience, she might have been reasonably happy.

    We teach everyone to read and then have to deal with histrionics in written form. If they could see us, the ancients could diagnose our problem immediately. That text wall says it all.

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  55. “So, a Muslim takes hostages and kills a couple of Australians, and the victims in this whole affair are…….. Muslims?”

    Yes. Where the hell have you been?

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  56. Her name is “Tessa Kum”?

    So Marx was wrong. History does not repeat itself first as tragedy then as farce.

    History repeats itself first as tragedy then as pornography.

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  57. The vast majority of SJWs seem to be women with a small group of male zeta orbiters following along. What’s with that? Carrie Nation was a woman too. Maybe they’re all like her, walking around looking for dens of sin that they can unleash their repressed rage upon. What percentage of SJWs are seeing therapists?

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  58. “You won centuries ago when you left Europe and decided to crush the rest of the world.”

    If was either that or be enslaved and persecuted by Muslim pirates, Mongol hordes, or rampaging Tartar tribesman.

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  59. The New York Times and Qantas (???) now endorse Tessa Kum…

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/16/world/asia/turning-illridewithyou-into-real-world-action-in-australia.html?_r=0

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  60. How come someone accused of murder and sexually assaulting 7 women is walking around free. Its great to have a laugh at this poor blogger, but the Sydney authorities are a disgrace.

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  61. The weird makeup and hairpiece in the picture looks like an attempt at defeating facial-recognition software, e.g. http://cvdazzle.com/.

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  62. Kum is actually an old surname from Canton province meaning “absolutely bats**t crazy.” And if it’s not, it should be.

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  63. I don’t want open borders either, but Muslims don’t control border policies in the West. Jews do. Obama who gave amnesty to millions of illegals were put into office with Jewish money and media. GOP is also largely funded by Jews, the pro-amnesty Neocons.
    Same thing in Australia. Jews are powerful there. Immigration policies are decided by the elites, not by the immigrants.

    Also, it’s the West that, at the behest of Jews, invaded the Middle East and caused all kinds of havoc over there. The West encouraged Iraq to attack Iran in the 80s. The West destroyed Iraq because Iraq invaded Kuwait. But the US initially gave Hussein the green light to invade Kuwait. The US, in service to Israel, destroyed the lives of Palestinians. The West destroyed Libya. It undermined stability in Syria. So, the entire place is up in smoke due to Western intervention(directed by Zionist elites). So, a lot of displaced Arabs and Kurds seek refuge in places like Australia.

    So, if we want the Arabs and Muslims to stay in their homelands, then how about telling Western elites to stop using wars and sanctions to destroy the Middle East and North Africa. Leave those people alone.

    But guess what? Jews are now saying we need a war with Iran!

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  64. http://money.cnn.com/2014/12/15/media/mohammed-islam/index.html

    Damn! He coulda bought a lot of beers with that money. But Muslims don’t drink beer.

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  65. http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2014/12/14/campus-rape-uva-crisis-rolling-stone-politics-column/20397277/

    But isn’t this holorape denial?

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  66. What a hateful creep. I read her Twitter feed; there is not a single tweet showing concern for the hostages. I’ll bet she stuck her right hand down the front of her panties and wanked when she heard that the two victims were blond white people.

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  67. Andrew Marston, we know that is you … why don’t you keep your puerile drivel to yourself.

    Steve, this idiot has been banned at Vox Populi … and we know who he is.

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  68. “Oh, no wonder Tessa has a wasp up her arse”

    Also bees in her bonnet, bats in her belfry, and a nest of snakes in her skull. She’s a menagerie of madness.

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  69. Below is the Australian Broadcasting Company’s interview with The Megaphone’s designated heroine of the unfortunate events in Sydney today in which two victims of a Muslim immigrant terrorist died.

    As a postscript to your Megaphonics column, I shall point out that in the opinion of the US Supreme Court the holder of the Megaphone has the right to be more careless with the truth than does a person who can do far less harm because he has a far smaller audience.

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  70. You know, I’ve been talking for awhile about the Fragility of the Fringe Coalition made up of people united only in their hatred of the Core folks: cisgendered straight white male blah blah blah. But this fringe coalition is fragile in another sense as well: if the underlying engine of your politics is hate, you are going to attract and excite a lot of psychologically fragile fringe personalities like today’s Australian heroine.

    As John S. Bolton observed, the Left wants freedom for aggression. And sometimes broken souls like her want to commit aggression against the society that they, rightly or wrongly, accuse of breaking them.

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  71. With any luck Ms. Kum will marry another Social Justice Whiner whose last name is Quat.

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  73. She really should change her last name.

    No kidding. I just went through this a few weeks ago. We were driving to my wife’s parents’ house, and a few blocks away we passed a building, and my wife said, “That was Dr. Kumm’s office.” I was like, what? Then, as fate would have it, when we were out to dinner the next night, we ran into Dr. Kumm’s daughter and son. That’s a tough name to deal with.

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  74. It’s her parents I feel sorry for. We can roll our eyes and ‘turn the page;’ they’re stuck with her (and her psychiatrist bills.)

    Yeah, it’s kind of hard to take their claims of oppression seriously when they chase us everywhere we go. I think that if all the world’s white people decided to move somewhere above the arctic circle and start over from scratch, most of the nonwhites in Western countries, including people like Louis Farrakhan, would immediately pack their suitcases and demand that we take them with us.

    I think about this a lot in relation to the constant bitching about us, yet refusing to leave, and, in fact, clamoring to get in. It reminds me of the lyrics from December:

    Why drink the water from my hand? Contagious as you think I am
    Why follow me to higher ground? Lost as you swear I am

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  75. Pretty sure it’s the same person. She’s talking about her newfound fame on Twitter.

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  76. I feel like Shelley Duvall checking in on her husband’s manuscript at the Overlook Hotel.

    Droll.

    Help! Help! I’m being repressed!

    Yes, but I’d prefer not to see the violence inherent in the system.

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  77. This # ill ride with you thing seems to be having a very short life in Australia -has hardly been mentioned today even in the leftist media
    Guess it couldn’t survive the scrutiny

    I expect ( hope ) muslim immigration will now be severely restricted in Australia . It might even be electorally popular

    Australian PM Abbott seems to be one of those rare so called right leaning politicians who has a thick enough hide to actually withstand all the predictable accusations of racism etc .

    Incidentally the coffee shop was non halal

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  78. Tl;dr. By the way, I’m not sure you can post that much of her writing without running into a copyright problem if she decides to sue.

    No, it’s not a problem. It’s easily fair use.

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  79. Ordinary Muslims will want to keep a distance from this person and this kind of thinking which does them no favors and might provoke “backlash” onto them.

    Why should there be any link with ordinary Muslims over a man who murdered his ex wife? A man in Pennsylvania murdered his ex-wife, her mother, her sister and 3 others today, too.

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  80. Lee Kum Kee is the trademark and name of a big firm which sells a ton of fine Asian cooking sauces, ingredients, etc.

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  81. I’m a gay man and I think that’s what women are good for.

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  82. Why should there be any link with ordinary Muslims over a man who murdered his ex wife? A man in Pennsylvania murdered his ex-wife, her mother, her sister and 3 others today, too.

    It’s not so much about linking innocent Muslims with those who attack the host society, but about what kinds of people we want to invite into Western societies. Muslims have proved to be a much bigger problem than whites or East Asians. Thomas Sowell made the following observation in a column called “Immigration Gambles” (Apr 24, 2013):

    While we cannot condemn all members of any group for what other members of their group have done, that does not mean that we must ignore the fact that the costs and dangers created by some groups are much greater than those created by other groups.

    Most members of most groups may be basically decent people. But if 85 percent of group A are decent and 95 percent of group B are decent, this means that there is three times as large a proportion of undesirable people in group A as in group B. Should we willfully ignore that when considering immigration laws?

    It is already known that a significant percentage of the immigrants from some countries go on welfare, while practically none from some other countries do. Some children from some countries are eager students in school and, even when they come here knowing little or no English, they go on to master the language better than many native-born Americans.

    But other children from other countries drag down educational standards and create many other problems in school, as well as forming gangs that ruin whole neighborhoods with their vandalism and violence, and cost many lives.

    Are we to shut our eyes to such differences and just lump all immigrants together, as if we are talking about abstract people in an abstract world?

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  83. So much hate. She appears to be white, but claims to be non-white. Assuming she actually has some non-white ancestry, being regularly taken for white and thus having trouble claiming the privileged status of non-whiteness seems to contribute to her hatred of whites.
    Her hashtag seems to be an expression of her hatred of whites, which makes sense.

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  84. “You won centuries ago when you left Europe and decided to crush the rest of the world. Conquer, colonise, crush. Centuries this has gone on. You have centuries of victory and triumph. Blah blah complaints.”

    ——————————————————————————————————————————

    “All right, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh-water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?!”

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  85. What bamboozles me is how the average chick is so attuned to what way the wind is blowing. As quick as flash women at my work were posting illridewithyou on their facebook.

    The real villains in Australia are people like me. Those who for generations have built the country from wilderness to First World. From the fury of the Bogans(non-fashionable Anglo Celts)deliver us, O Lord! We are constantly mocked but people can’t keep away from us, even the hypocritical chicks. “Haha, that’s a bogan town”. Twenty years later here they come from their multiculti ruined suburbs to our First World town. “It’s so peaceful here!” and on and on it goes.

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  86. “I don’t know how you intended that, but seriously, it would probably be the best thing that ever happened to her. It would bring structure and meaning to her disordered existence. People like her are often drawn to rigid belief systems like Islam.”

    Yes, I have to agree. In a highly structured environment she would probably be fine. It’s the freedom and atomisation of Western society that she and similar types cannot cope with. We were ok when we had a balance of liberal and conservative values, but totalitarian liberalism literally drives people insane.

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  87. Steve you story has been picked up by the oz msm:

    http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/is_this_really_about_not_liking_white_australians_very_much/

    Sincere thanks.

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  88. Notice that this “heroine” has selected SirTessa as a Twitter handle. Perhaps she’s also a member of the “Die Cis Scum” brigade.

    Muslim/feminist/white privilege/trans Quadruple Intersectionality! ZOMG teh kewlies!!!!!111eleventyone

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  89. That picture isn’t of her. She’s very much Asian looking.

    https://www.facebook.com/sirtessa?fref=ts&ref=br_tf

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  90. It’s very telling that whenever Muslims misbehave, as they are wont to, social justice warriors and authorities rush to their rescue on the public relations front. The same happened after 9/11.
    No matter what they do, they are finne upstanding citizens and their religion is the religion of peace, centuries of evidence to the contrary notwithstanding.
    How pathetic how westerners go out of their way to come up with excuses and platitudes to cover Muslims.
    You’d think public shaming and actual backlashes short of pogroms would actually mend their ways better than kissing their asses, but appeasement is what they get, time after time, thus making Muslims bolder and bolder.

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  91. Hey Steve, ask Unz to make the “edit” function a bit more user-friendly.Why do we get only 5 minutes to edit? My above comment is full of typos and errors I couldn’t correct in time to hit “save”. Thanks.

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  92. I went to her site – The conversation continues to evolve. First time I looked comments were enabled, now no comments allowed. I guess the wrong sort of conversation ensued. The whole thing is utter, whining SJW nonsense. I wouldnt even use it for cat litter.

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  93. Would you still like to “ride with” him, Tessa, dear?

    Of course…..it’s called “taking one for the team” and it’s how you make your bones in SJW circles. See Amanda Kijera.

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  94. Science fiction afficianados here in London seem to my mind on the Lib-Lab-Green spectrum. For some reason the right is just no longer interested in *alternative* fiction.

    I guess it’s correlated to the rise of Bohemianism, I just don’t see the right all that interested in cerebralism (maybe they’re far busier working, raising families & leading normal lives) but there is definitely a deep green tinge to Sci-fi genre.

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  95. “I hate you, hate you, hate you, because you’re so hateful!”

    It’s like the mind of a child, reflecting back what it’s been fed subconsciously.

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  97. The Tyrell Corporation had to go through a few models before they had the capability of manufacturing the Nexus 6.

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  98. There is something about Asian SJWs, this woman, Arthur Chu etc, they take it and radicalize even more. Maybe it’s something in their blood. The Japanese, for example, also took western notions of nationalism and radicalized until it became a bloody cult. The Chinese did the same with communism.

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  99. There is something about Asian SJWs, this woman, Arthur Chu etc, they take it and radicalize even more. Maybe it’s something in their blood. The Japanese, for example, also took western notions of nationalism and radicalized until it became a bloody cult. The Chinese did the same with communism.

    Yeah and looked what happened in Cambodia where the Marxist Pol Pot reigned. Millions and millions were exterminated in a class war in which Marxists simply killed anyone who was educated or different.

    See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pol_Pot

    Hundreds of thousands of the new people, and later the depositees, were taken out in shackles to dig their own mass graves. Then the Khmer Rouge soldiers buried them alive. A Khmer Rouge extermination prison directive ordered, “Bullets are not to be wasted.” These mass graves are often referred to as The Killing Fields.

    The Khmer Rouge also classified people by religion and ethnic group. They banned all religion and dispersed minority groups, forbidding them to speak their languages or to practice their customs. They especially targeted Buddhist monks, Muslims, Christians, Western-educated intellectuals, educated people in general, people who had contact with Western countries or with Vietnam, disabled people, and the ethnic Chinese, Laotians and Vietnamese. Some were put in the S-21 camp for interrogation involving torture in cases where a confession was useful to the government. Many others were summarily executed.

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  100. I don’t believe a word of the story about the woman removing her hijab.

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  101. Fake Herzog says:
    I mean, I have no idea what this woman is talking about, but I just imagine it must be tiring worrying about this stuff every day:

    I’ll probably regret asking this, but in that 9,000 word rant does Tessa ever get around to articulating what it is that she actually wants?

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  102. Oh, no wonder Tessa has a wasp up her arse

    Well, her last name has been badly transliterated. It is probably 金 in Chinese which means gold, and is pronounced somewhat like the word gum. Under the old system it was transliterated Kum, which is, of course, so easy to turn into sexual innuendo and she has likely had to deal with that since puberty.

    On the other hand, I once met a woman whose name was Phali[c]k. She was up front about it and said she was going to marry a man called Dick.

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  103. That picture isn’t of her. She’s very much Asian looking.

    https://www.facebook.com/sirtessa?fref=ts&ref=br_tf

    They look like they could be the same person to me.

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  104. It is probably 金 in Chinese which means gold, and is pronounced somewhat like the word gum.

    To forestall all the pedants who only know Mandarin, it sounds like gum in Cantonese, which is the Chinese language spoken by the majority of the Chinese immigrants to Australia before the last 20 years. It is jin in Mandarin.

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  105. Link no longer seems to work …

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  106. How sad for her that she has to use the language and even the ideas of white people to express her frustrations with white people.

    Even my crocodile is crying about it.

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  107. #illcrywithcrocodiles

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  108. It seems that a White Man is the real hero of Sydney.

    Those damn whites, they will never let a PoC be a hero, always hogging the glory.

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  109. That’s part of her oppression you white devil. Your disgraceful language has been forced unto her, forever tainting her.

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  110. Popular brand. I use their soy sauce a lot. A little too salty, crudely produced. “Zesty”, if you like. But inexpensive and passable for most Asian foods. Conflicted- like cheap Chinese take-out.

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    […] Elsewhere , we learn that the person who turned Jacobs’s initial, self-serving Tweet into a viral sensation was yet another left-leaning activist (H/T to regular reader rightrightright). Her name is Tessa Kum and here (didn’t I predict this was how the ABC would respond?) is how she was celebrated in an ABC interview. […]

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  113. It’s all the lawyer’s fault. Remember how they sued the cults out of existence in the 1980s?

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  114. Hmmm?!!!!

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  115. It’s my view that the social justice warriors have started their downhill slide. The white ones, anyway. Yes, even as the Mike Brown and Eric Garner protests gather steam (or plateau…I can’t tell.) Mainstream whites have never really bought into believing themselves to be the default villains of the world, but often went along with the idea because it was easier than not going along with it. Because modern whites ARE lazy.

    But the, “you’re evil because you were born that way,” vibe of modern SJW’s – who seem to view their own politics as a form of performance art…or something – is easier to NOT go along with than the alternative. That, and it’s much more difficult to see modern justice freaks, who’ve never seen REAL injustice during their short lives, as “society’s conscience.”

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  116. Nerdy white guys, this is what happens when under the influence of a lifetime of Japanese popular culture you date & marry an Asian female: Tragic Eurasian Mulatto.

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  117. This is not online drama. This is our fucking lives. This racism, bullying, racism, discrimination, racism, solidarity for white women,…

    A while back there was a Twitter trolling campaign (catfishing?) undertaken by some people affiliated with RoK, I believe, who used that hashtag. Pretending to be black women, attacking white feminists for giggles sort of thing.

    It would be epic if Ms Kum had been fooled by that prank.

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  118. No! Will not read. She’s still a child. She’ll grow up one day, hopefully. In the meantime, she needs to be ignored.

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  119. She is the embodiment of pure hate, which will ultimately be her undoing.

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  120. Lots of people have issues.

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  121. How sad for her that she has to use the language and even the ideas of white people to express her frustrations with white people.

    One wonders, given the relatively small amount of the planet occupied by white majorities, why the non-whites find themselves in close proximity to white oppression in ever-increasing numbers.

    LOL – yet another mainstream media source is terrified of having commenters who can destroy their stories from having greater knowledge and a higher IQ than the journalist.

    The pessimist in me says that they’re doing this after much self-interested planning, and they won’t suffer a loss of revenue in the wake of reader flight. The realist in me says these are the same planners who’ve been presiding over the death of the Leftist Corporate Media.

    How about you fuck off, Steve?

    There’s the high-minded articulation we’ve come to expect from the Left.

    Except that The New Yorker and the BBC and all these other outlets are right now promoting this woman as a heroine.

    Sort of like how the Left doomed the delusion of human equality forever by spending decades blaming whites for black failure (to be whites with differently-colored skin), and lining up the next generation of white children, in perpetuity, to take the fall for same. They made it the moral duty of all good men to point out that black failure has followed blacks everywhere they go, from day one, regardless of proximity to whites.

    If was either that or be enslaved and persecuted by Muslim pirates, Mongol hordes, or rampaging Tartar tribesman.

    The Mongols were the greatest evil the world has ever seen. East Asians have a lot to answer for.

    Most members of most groups may be basically decent people. But if 85 percent of group A are decent and 95 percent of group B are decent, this means that there is three times as large a proportion of undesirable people in group A as in group B. Should we willfully ignore that when considering immigration laws?

    Fucking math. Sowell is such an Uncle Tom, with his hatemath.

    Hey Steve, ask Unz to make the “edit” function a bit more user-friendly.Why do we get only 5 minutes to edit? My above comment is full of typos and errors I couldn’t correct in time to hit “save”. Thanks.

    Compose and edit in a text editor before sending. One day your browser will crap out on you and you’ll thank me.

    Nerdy white guys, this is what happens when under the influence of a lifetime of Japanese popular culture you date & marry an Asian female: Tragic Eurasian Mulatto.

    It’s a form of negligence. These parents want to shift the blame – for creating a race of one with each of their offspring – onto society. It’s not society’s fault they threw common sense to the wind and created a little race of one, with no one like them on Earth to keep them company.

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  122. Tatars and Mongols are pretty much the same thing.

    The Mongols killed 7% of the world’s population, and that was just during their halcyon period in the late middle ages. Central Asian steppe nomads (Mongols & Tatars, basically) have been a bane to the civilized world throughout history. Well, alternating between that and being utterly unremarkable.

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  123. Well, apparently there’s this stuff that people take to get them really going and think straight. They’re called drugs and were invented by evil white people after the stole poppies from the Chinese in the middle of the night.

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    Japanese nationalism was never a cult, like it was for say the early French revolutionaries or Nazi Germany.

    Chinese communism was not a radicalization of communism. It was based on peasant communism, since most of the population was peasantry, rather than industrial workers as Marx’s communism predicated. The deaths under Chinese communism primarily came from famines as a result of communist centralized agricultural production, which lowered yields. The deaths as a percentage were lower than the deaths the Irish suffered during the Great Potato Famine which resulted from highly centralized capitalist agricultural production.

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  125. A clue to Tessa, if she exists. Her rant was related to the revelation by Nick Mamatas (an American SF/Fantasy editor) that the notorious “rage-blogger”, SJW, and hater of all that is white, male, cis-gender etc., etc., who went by the alias Requires Hate, was actually Benjanun Sriduangkuew (or something like that), an up-and-coming SF writer and the darling of ultra left-wing SF/SJW/PC/NKVD types.

    While Benjanun Sridiwhatever was making nice to SF bigshots, Requires Hate (under various handles, Winterfox, Fox-this, Fox-that, and numberless sock-puppet accounts) was trolling everything from gaming forums to science fiction boards for colored folk (POC anyway). Among Hate’s classy moves was cyberstalking a rape victim and repeatedly denouncing the victim as a rape-enabler (apparently fro writing something). Hate also did a sideline in blackmail, getting friendly to certain people, getting confidences, and then threatening to release them. Online death-threats were pretty much her stock in trade.

    Mamatas, by his own admission, knew about the double-identity all along, but didn’t want to act b/c it would harm Benjanun Sridiwhatsis’s career. Mamatas, aka “The Nihilistic Kid” only outed her, when the info was going to be revealed anyway. That Hate & Benjanun Sridigunkeuw both claimed to be Thai citizens, of Chinese ethnicity, lesbians, and educated in Hong Kong, should have tipped everybody, but it was apparently racist to think that might not be a coincidence.

    Thing is, there are serious doubts that Benjanun Sridihate is a real person. No one seems to have met her in person, and there are strange parallels between Hate and one of her posse, Alex Dally McFarlane. Hate & McFarlane use the same sort of handles (foxes are a recurring theme), Hate’s command of idiomatic English is native-speaker fluency, Hate employed McFarlane as a conduit for releasing info from private e-mails, and her bio is more-or-less lifted from that of McFarlane’s girlfriend, Tori Truslow. If Hate & Benjanun aren’t sock-puppets for McFarlane, I’ll be surprised.

    Which makes me wonder if Tessa Kum is actually part of the collective entity formerly known as “Requires Hate.” She certainly has the hate part down.

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  126. Must be because the oppressed non-white person has been suppressed from using technology and computers. Lol And who’s going to ride with the white person when their freedom is endangered and they are no longer safe in their own country. I’m sure the gunman would have only been too happy to take you for a ride. You’re full of it Kum!

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  127. Well, this poor girl has clearly become UnMoored.

    Ha! Do you see what I did there? Ha Ha!

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    Can someone explain why “people of color” is considered a good label but “colored people” is not?

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  129. It IS her. Look at her pics.

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  130. I noticed the backlash diversion the first time last year in connection with media coverage on the most brutal slaughtering of the English soldier in London(istan), when after like 48-72 h liberal media like The Guardian suddenly switched the topic.

    That Australian media follows so swiftly the same line shows that the multicultural establishment in OZ is even more powerful than in Saudi Britain which really says something.

    But I think this media stratagem is bound to wear off soon.

    The mindless brutality of Islamist fanatics almost guarantees that more and more Westerners will come to the realization that Islam(ism) is an outright threat to their liberty and way of living and that Muslim mass immigration could lead to the creation of veritable fifth columns in the West.

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  131. “Nerdy white guys, this is what happens when under the influence of a lifetime of Japanese popular culture you date & marry an Asian female: Tragic Eurasian Mulatto.”

    I blame it all on Styx and their song “Domo Arigato Mr. Roboto”.

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    “A little race of one” is not exactly true for Eurasians. Uighurs and other Central Asian populations can be modeled as mixtures of East Asian and Caucasoid populations.

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  133. “I blame it all on Styx and their song ‘Domo Arigato Mr. Roboto.’”

    ————————————————————————————

    Kilroy becomes Kill Whitey.

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  134. #illstandwithyou is a perfect example of passive aggressive anti-white bigotry.

    On the surface it appears to be a defending poor Muslims against vicious white racism. But there is no evidence Muslims in Australia were under attack from white racists, it’s all in their imaginations. So really it is a way of attacking whites, blood libeling them as murderous racists. It’s a carefully disguised way of attacking whites while seeming to be benevolently concerned only with the safety of others.

    And this is what all victim culture is. Liberalism is too sophisticated to just come out and say “whites are devils.” Instead it says lots of other things that indirectly add up to the same thing.

    There are two ways racism can work. Lets use a chess king on a chessboard as a metaphor. If you wanted to totally denigrate everything the chess piece does, you could point to it and call it the “n-word”. No matter what move the king makes, it’s still carries the n-word around, and is thereby stigmatized. (As Malcolm X said: even when a black man earns a Phd, he’s still just a n-word.) That’s how old fashioned KKK racism works.

    But liberal anti-white bigotry works differently. Instead of pointing to the king and calling it nasty word, it exhaustively analyses every individual move the piece could make and declares each move to be sinister and evil. It’s moves up: that’s racist. It moves down: that’s white privilege. It moves left: that’s gentrification. It moves right: that’s white flight. It moves diagonal: that’s a microaggression, or cultural appropriation, or some other inane nonsense. It gets attacked by Muslims: its planning a racist backlash. And so on and so on, putting whites under a microscope, looking at every thought, word and act in the worst possible light, blaming them for every problem, or just making up slander (The tyranny part of anarcho-tyranny.)

    This is a lot more work than old fashioned racism, but liberalism has no shortage of intellectuals willing to do that work. And through it all they never come out and say “Whites are devils” but it all adds up to the same thing.

    This is the mechanism by which anti-racism turns into anti-white bigotry, even for those liberals who didn’t necessarily set out to be anti-white bigots. I call this piecemeal racism, since it attacks its target one step at a time, rather than all at once as with traditional racism. Methodical racism might be another good term for it.

    The beauty of it is that it is indirect and deniable, passive aggressive. Any individual part of the overall pattern can go unnoticed as anti-white bigotry, or if it is noticed it can be denied as being motivated by hatred. It is only when you see the pattern as a whole that it becomes clear that whites are being totally and comprehensively denigrated.

    And I think in some cases liberals might not even notice what they’ve become. Its deniability means they can deny it even to themselves. They don’t use blatant slurs, and they try to appear academic. But I think on a psychological level their approach couldn’t help but turn into hatred: when so much time and effort is dedicated to uncompromising adversarial critique of a group of people, how could it not turn into hatred? That’s just how human nature works.

    Thank you Steve, I wouldn’t have figured this out without you.

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  135. Can someone explain why “people of color” is considered a good label but “colored people” is not?

    You must constantly demonstrate that you’re up on the latest twists and turns in the Party Line and that getting it right is important to you. You do this by, among other things, carefully following the etiquette of preferred names for designated victim groups. The term “People of Color” is an honorific and must be uttered with appropriate reverence. Try infusing the term “colored people” with the same reverence with which you can infuse “People of Color”–it’s just not the same.

    To admit to finding the whole situation contradictory or absurd or to use a sardonic inflection or quizzical facial expression means you’re a crimethinker. You will never qualify for any of the prestigious and high-paying academic, media, and government jobs for which only Party Members are considered. If you hope to advance, your words, facial expressions, and body language must all testify to your unqualified love of Big Brother.

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  136. But, “People of Colored” doesn’t cut the it.

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  137. A heroine? Steve that is a bit strong.
    The #illridewithyou is a great idea.
    Some messed up people have had great ideas….

    She is not a heroine…she came up with a compassionate idea.

    So really….get off your freaking horse and think about how you can give something good back to society.

    But no…instead see how YOUR political agenda can be given a place to yell and scream from the rafters.

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  138. I conjecture the real problem is that blond haired surfers aren’t interested In her as often she would like.

    White girls still have a degree of White privilege when it comes to attracting White males. That’s maybe where the sense of alienation comes from.

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  139. Hey Svigor….go do something positive with your time….what a waste product, I must say.

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  140. If she hates whites so much, perhaps she should move to Zimbabwe or someplace like that that has none, or few. Saudi Arabia, maybe? How about Pakistan, she might go great there.

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  142. It’s a stupid, _segregating_ idea. Is there any indication that Muslim women are suddenly “in danger”? Notice how it’s only they who get singled out for such special treatment?

    She’s basically just casting her lot in with Muslims – out of hate for whites, and white society, apparently – and probably promotes (or will do) every whacked demand for “cultural accommodation” that comes down the pike.

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    It’s a form of negligence. These parents want to shift the blame – for creating a race of one with each of their offspring – onto society. It’s not society’s fault they threw common sense to the wind and created a little race of one, with no one like them on Earth to keep them company.

    That’s actually the whole point of sexual reproduction – to produce a race of one so to speak, a novel and unfamiliar combination of genes. Sexual reproduction evolved to present unfamiliar combinations to parasites and avoid predation from parasites adapted to older combinations.

    Society is a group and groups ultimately reproduce by cloning, hence the traditional conflict between the sexual love of star crossed lovers and society.

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  144. It’s not nuts or evil to worry that some innocent people will get caught up in a backlash for a horrible crime like this. As usual, the MSM isn’t too good at picking spokesmen or example cases, but the underlying concern is reasonable–newspapers really should try to avoid stirring up riots or mob violence.

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  145. +1

    You didn’t need a terrorism watch list or advanced surveillance to figure out that the perp in this case was trouble. The guy was apparently a career criminal.

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  146. it is not clear that the hostage taker “killed a couple of Australians.”

    A CNN online report yesterday said that Monis was killed by Australian police who raided the chocolate cafe, and also that “two of the hostages died . . . ‘Understandably, there is a lot of speculation, but it will take time to clarify exactly what happened. ‘ ”

    I respectfully suggest that Mr. Sailer has distracted from an extremely important issue by spotlighting the nuttiness of Tessa Kum.

    Compare Monis’s actions with those of Herschel Grynszpan, the Polish Jew who killed German diplomat Ernst vom Rath which set in motion the event called Kristallnacht.
    Grynszpan killed a man, deliberately; it is not certain that Monis killed anyone.

    Grynszpan was taken into custody; US journalist Dorothy Thompson mounted a campaign to raise funds for his legal defense and the best attorney of the time was hired to represent Grynszpan.
    Monis was extrajudicially executed by Australian police.

    Repeated claims were made that the political situation in Europe “drove Grynszpan to madness,” and a notion gained currency that Grynszpan’s act of assassinating the German diplomat was not only moral but heroic http://www.roizen.com/ron/grynszpan.htm# .
    Monis is said to have been “mentally unstable;” he made numerous statements protesting the treatment of Muslims in his country and his region of the world.

    usw

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  147. edit/addendum:

    Grynszpan is deemed a hero, the victim of German oppression. Monis is branded a terrorist.

    It is essential to keep the facts straight: a CNN report, and the phoned-in report of Australian journalist Rebecca Thurlow http://www.c-span.org/video/?323327-7/washington-journal-rebecca-thurlow-hostage-siege-sydney-australia both stated that it is not clear who was responsible for the deaths of two hostages in the cafe in Sydney; police did shoot the hostage-taker. Thurlow said that a commission would investigate the situation.

    Let’s hold their feet to the fire.

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  148. Tessa Kum has no privilege.

    That is why she is entitled to fog up John Scalzi’s comments section on his blog with whatever she feels like talking about that day, and if he stops her he is kicking down.

    While the average guys of GamerGate are privileged.

    So if they try politely but persistently pressing people to reasonable arguments which are directly about things which they have said, on their own blogs, that’s “sealioning”.

    Modernity is a clarity in which privilege does not have to accord with the degree of power which a person actually holds, just as a constitution does not have to actually accord with the real situation of governance.

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  149. I’m sad about what has happened to SF.
    When I was young (not that long ago) I feel it was still in many ways a literature of ideas for people who were not cultured, and who weren’t capable of being that cultured. And that was OK, because not everyone *can* be cultured. Being cultured, caring about art and etiquette and style and these exiquisitely fine tuned emotions, having the ability to treat all that like it matters, is difficult.
    Likewise, fantasy was an exciting form of imagination for people who enjoyed adventure stories, and were willing to imagine them set on different times, worlds and places, with different laws.
    But there has been a turn to it being dominated by kids entertainment (videogames and fluffy sci fi TV and blockbusters are mainly to blame), and to appeal to people who want exhaustively documented fantasy worlds.
    And with that you get a turn from people who are introverted and interested in ideas and intelligent, calm, balanced and rational, to people who are merely socially withdrawn, and mentally ill, many of whom are women. Women are socially more intelligent and fluent, and have in many ways much easier social challenges than men (contra what feminists believe), but there are still a fairly large number of socially maladapted women.
    I think the intersection of these trends, intelligent, socially withdrawn and maladapted, male dominated, with the freedom online for people who are socially maladroit to express themselves, just seems to be leading to the worst social environments I have ever witnessed.
    You have environments full of people who are desperately miserable and lonely and isolated, and dysfunctional and codependent in the relationships they have. People who are quite willing to nerd argue points for hours to get to “the truth”.
    And where you get such people, they’ll be vulnerable to the siren song of SJWs, social justice warriors – “This is why you are unhappy! Nothing is wrong with you, the world is unjust and broken! Be part of something great! Save the world! Have meaning! Have connection!” – and their cult talk and ethos of eternal, utterly fruitless, struggle.
    Many people in sci-fi fandom just need to stop interacting the way they are and get real lives. But they can’t. It’s all desperately sad.

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  150. Maybe she moonlights as a prostitute (surname)

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  151. Why doesnt she move to a non white country if she hates us so much. I’m confused!?

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  152. “A little race of one” is not exactly true for Eurasians. Uighurs and other Central Asian populations can be modeled as mixtures of East Asian and Caucasoid populations.

    To the extent that is true, they are also not models for mixed-race Mongoloids/Caucasoids, but actual races in their own right. Mixed kids have no race.

    That’s actually the whole point of sexual reproduction

    But not breeding.

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    But not breeding.

    Right, breeding is not sexual reproduction proper, although it uses sex in controlled and modified forms as a means of breeding. Cloning is superior for breeding and sufficient cloning technology will enable even better and more efficient breeding.

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  154. And your response exemplifies exactly what she’s talking about; the inherent superiority of ‘white’ people

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  155. Yeppers. I propose this: Let’s white folks build O’Neill space station colonies. When the PoCs commence their whining in regards to our ultimate in White flight, how we “stole their resources in order to build our floating palaces,” or some such silliness, and that we *owe* it to them to let them in with us, dammit!!, we WILL go back and get them and bring them all in. When we’ve got them all aboard, living in unimaginable luxury — we’ll leave them there and go back to Earth. (And smash all our radio receivers so we don’t succumb again to their howls of indignation and plaintive cries for help.)

    Am I an evil genius, or what?

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  156. Wow. So, there’s a girl, who started a hashtag that went so viral that it portrayed Australians as emphatetic and seem so mature globally that even the American President commented on it.

    And you want to burn this girl down.

    Wow. Your mothers sure raised you all well. Nice. Well done.

    You DO who realise that the people she wanted to protect the muslims were? Look in the mirror.

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    That isn’t really analogous to modern economic history over the past roughly 500 years. Economic integration was generally initiated and imposed by force by the West. New World settlement generally involved ethnic cleansing. Economic integration and trading relationships with the more primitive and backward economies of non-whites were usually refused by them despite the manifest material advantages offered. Hence the need for things like hut taxes to integrate black African labor, or military force to force relations on autarkic China and Japan, who wanted to remain autarkic.

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  158. Racist– someone who hates someone because of race and/or skin color nice one tessa kum

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  159. this woman comes across as nothing but excuses.
    get a job, then self respect will develop. accept responsibility.
    but if that does not happen, well keep writing, this is some funny shiit

    Cheers Big Ears

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  161. Wow. So, there’s a girl, who started a hashtag that went so viral that it portrayed Australians as emphatetic

    She’s one person, so her actions hardly say anything about “Australians”. And this one person is decidedly not empathetic. Siding with aggressors is the opposite of “live and let live” — it’s misanthropic.

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    […] Elsewhere, we learn that the person who turned Jacobs’s initial, self-serving Tweet into a viral sensation was yet another left-leaning activist (H/T to regular reader rightrightright). Her name is Tessa Kum and here (didn’t I predict this was how the ABC would respond?) is how she was celebrated in an ABC interview. […]

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