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Audacious Epigone mentions that Kansas University is hosting a Tunnel of Oppression in which you walk through a tunnel and get yelled at by students and staff of color pretending to be white racists. Or something.

What really jumped out at me reading up on the Tunnel of Oppression phenomenon was that it seems to appeal most to the most fly-overish colleges imaginable: Boise State, Wichita State, Texas Tech, Indiana, Southern Illinois, Northern Illinois, Western Illinois, and so forth.

You might think that the Tunnel of Oppression would appeal to coastal elitists, but I can’t find any evidence that Harvard, Yale, or Princeton have ever touched the Tunnel of Oppression with a ten-foot pole.

You might think that ultra-liberal Brown U. would host the Tunnel of Oppression, but a Google search reveals only that it was set up in the Brown Ballroom at Illinois State. Similarly, the Tunnel of Oppression has been at Penn State, but not at Ivy League Penn.

In the San Francisco Bay area, the Tunnel of Oppression has been hosted at San Jose State, Santa Clara, and Cal State East Bay, but not, as far as I can tell, at Berkeley or Stanford.

Similarly, the Tunnel of Oppression Test can distinguish Directional State Universities from the more prestigious Flagship Universities. The Tunnel of Oppresion was featured at the U. of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, but not at the U. of Wisconsin-Madison. It was at the Texas State (which What Would Tyler Durden Do suggested is not an actual college but merely a made-up university to play against in the Big Game in football movies), but not at the U. of Texas-Austin. Washington State in Pullman on the Idaho border is a stronghold of the Tunnel of Oppression, but not the U. of Washington in fashionable Seattle.

This even works for the most subtle distinctions in status. For example, in the Cal State system, Cal Poly Pomona has a Tunnel of Oppression but not Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. What’s the difference between the two Cal Polys? If you have to ask, perhaps you’d be more comfortable in Pomona.

So, basically, if your college hosts an annual Tunnel of Oppression, your only hope in life is to be the costume designer for Napoleon Dynamite 2.

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  1. CCZ says:

    A sample from the “road tour.” A number of other colleges and universities boast of their “Tunnel of Oppression” as evident in a quick search.

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    • Replies: @Neoconned
    Nah Steve Texas State University is a real thing....and an extremely underrated college at that and arguably the best kept secret in Texas....

    It's roughly 45 min south of Austin off the 35 freeway in San Marcos Texas.... which is actually the fastest growing town in the entire USA....when I first visited there in early 2015 the population was about 45k. It's I think 70k or so now. I love that city.

    My ex lives there and is a former student.

    In 2015 I almost drowned in the the San Marcos River that flows thru the town. The college kids there use intertubes on the fast ass current . It's spring fed and very beautiful. There are herds of deer that run literally thru the middle of town.

    I've had more luck in that town w women in two lousy years than in the NOLA area in the past ten....

    The women are beautiful and the college, where LBJ went....is also beautiful in terms of views. Underrated and under the radar....and I'd like to keep it that way before more California transplants move in and drive rents sky freaking high in the South Austin area....
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  2. eah says:

    When imagining the social climate in America that will, in the future, surround white children as they grow up, none of this is funny. At all.

    It’s funny when they just admit “nazi” means any white person still living

    (((David Klion)))

    Here, @nytimes, you may find this helpful — Picture #1: A Nazi — Picture #2: Nazi sympathizers

    Picture #1

    Picture #2

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    • Replies: @Guy de Champlagne
    none of this is funny. At all.

    No it's not. So i would suggest more posts like that and less talking about how its OK to drive your car into a crowd of fat people because if they get killed you can't prove it wasn't their obesity that actually killed them.
    , @AndrewR
    Yet no matter how many times cowards like Paul Ryan and his buddies there get called Nazis or some variant thereof, they still go out of their way to express fealty to the gods of Diversity. Does everyone recall how hard Ryan and many other GOP traitors cucked after Charlottesville. Donald Trump was the only one to express any sort of nuanced analysis of that day.
    , @Altai
    It is interesting to see the effects. American women are waaay more into rap than their social equivalents from other Western countries.
    , @Tiny Duck
    Triggered much?

    The truth hurts
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  3. Tiny Duck says:

    Mock this all you want. It is the future. The youth of America recognize privilege and are committed to ending it.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ypQd197eKCA

    I don’t think white makes realize how exhausting their presence is to People of Color. Just ask any Person of Color and you will realize the hell we put everyone through

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    • Replies: @DCThrowback
    speaking of an exhausting presence...
    , @Joe Franklin

    Just ask any Person of Color and you will realize the hell we put everyone through
     
    A little Freudian slip slipping from your sweaty paws, Tiny Shmuck.

    You casually admitted you are a SJW slimy whitey.

    What flavor of entitled-by-law whitey are you?

    SJW slimy whiteys are all entitled federal protected class groupies too.

    Antifa clowns like yourself labeled themselves the Anti-Racism Network in the recent past.

    You can't legitimately label yourself an anti-racist anymore, obviously.

    Your newer Antifa marketing label is not rational too, realizing that Zionist fascist are a genuine federal protect class group too that hates Nazi.

    Lots of irrational projection and violence coming from your kind lately.

    In your favor, Leonard Pitts makes you appear somewhat rational in comparison.
    , @ThreeCranes
    "Just ask any Person of Color and you will realize the hell we put everyone through"

    We do?

    That puts a smile on my face.

    It makes it a little easier to bear the pain of the thorn in our collective foot that persons of color are to whites.
    , @rogue-one
    wow. if your parents didn't divorce, if your dad wasn't a gangbanger, acknowledge your privilege and atone for it.

    It is almost as if all good values and virtues are bad things that must be atoned for.
    , @jonomd
    Wow. You wouldn't know how terrible they've got it, based on the numbers flocking into the US every year. They walk illegally across deserts in summer, and face death and deportation just to get an opportunity to be "put through hell" by a bunch of white people. Isn't there a brown-majority country they could go to to pick their strawberries or mop their floors? No, because every brown majority country in the world either 1) is a total economic basket case or 2) doesn't want any more brown people coming in to make the situation worse. But yeah, go walk through your tunnel while the rest of us struggle to keep Western Civilization going a little bit longer to keep the gibbie-dats living in the style to which they've grown accustomed.
    , @Jus' Sayin'...

    "...ask any Person of Color and you will realize the hell we put everyone through"
     
    LOL. Very clever, TD, subtly making "we" reference "People of Color". You are good. I wish more people here recognized your clever lampooning of SJWs and their ilk. Maybe you need to be less subtle.
    , @fish

    Ohs Turduckens…..U sho be rite…..doze "white makes" sho bes exhaustin!


    - Lednerd "teh conshens ob the generashun" Tipppzzz
     
    , @anon
    I don’t think white makes realize how exhausting their presence is to People of Color.

    And yet, they continue to risk their lives to come here. How strange.
    , @al gore rhythms
    Another good reason for me to avoid them at every opportunity.
    , @Enochian
    Tiny Duck, your parody of a 21st century liberal is biting and cruel, I love it! Don't be discouraged from posting here here just because some people don't get it.
    , @Unladen Swallow
    Ending privilege? What are you, An anti-Semite? For shame Duck, I will reporting you to the SPLC and the ADL immediately.
    , @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    "I don’t think white makes realize how exhausting their presence is to People of Color."

    Ah, Tiny, but I thought you ain't no ways tired, you done come too far!
    , @Twodees Partain
    "I don’t think white makes realize how exhausting their presence is to People of Color. Just ask any Person of Color and you will realize the hell we put everyone through"

    I suppose you meant to type "males" instead of "makes". You manage to operate the shift key well enough to capitalize the reference to your boy-crush ethnic groups, so maybe you intended the misspelling.

    It's a little hard to imagine how being exposed to the presence of white people could be "exhausting", so I have to ask: where do you get this "we" shit, white man?
    , @The Plutonium Kid
    So now the mere existence of white males oppresses you? What you really want is for us to disappear from the face of the earth, don't you?
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  4. Olorin says:

    Penn doesn’t need a Tunnel of Oppression.

    They’re doing just fine flogging grads with the redesign of the alumni magazine, which now resembles the circa-1990s Advocate or Utne Reader in both design and headlines.

    http://thepenngazette.com/the-magazine/current-issue/

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    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    Wow, forget the content; that's offensive purely on stylistic grounds!
    , @Stan Adams
    The typeface at the bottom ("Wharton's Forgotten Giant," etc.) is called Bureau Grotesque, fittingly enough. It was, indeed, popular in the '90s.

    Newsweek used it for many years:
    http://media.breitbart.com/media/2015/05/Newsweek-Monica-Lewinsky.jpg
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  5. I’m pretty sure Trump could just cut off the funding of any college that does this sort of thing immediately if he wanted to. I’m even more sure he won’t. I think he announced that after he fails to get Paul Ryan’s tax plan passed he’s going to fail to pass Paul Ryan’s plan to destroy welfare.

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    • Replies: @AndrewR
    I am pretty sure you should study basic American civics. I am even more sure it is astoundingly ignorant of you to imply that "welfare" (aka welfare for poor people) is even close to being the biggest fiscal problem that needs reforming.
    , @biz
    How could Trump cut the funding to any college? They are state institutions funded by their state legislature. Are you thinking about cutting off grant funding through the NIH, NSF, etc? That is set by Congress.
    , @Bill

    I’m pretty sure Trump could just cut off the funding of any college that does this sort of thing immediately if he wanted to.
     
    Kinda like his plenary power on immigration, huh?
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  6. @eah
    When imagining the social climate in America that will, in the future, surround white children as they grow up, none of this is funny. At all.

    It's funny when they just admit "nazi" means any white person still living

    (((David Klion)))

    Here, @nytimes, you may find this helpful -- Picture #1: A Nazi -- Picture #2: Nazi sympathizers

    Picture #1

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DPgNDS5WAAAgI2L.jpg

    Picture #2

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DPgNQPuXkAEf2Pv.jpg

    none of this is funny. At all.

    No it’s not. So i would suggest more posts like that and less talking about how its OK to drive your car into a crowd of fat people because if they get killed you can’t prove it wasn’t their obesity that actually killed them.

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    • Replies: @AndrewR
    The trolling towards obese Heather Heyer was basically a mirror image of the instant martyrization of her by the left.

    The left could have just admitted that, sad as her death was, she was part of not only an illegal gathering that the cops were making no effort to disperse but also in a crowd that had been engaged in violence towards the driver of the vehicle (and part of a larger crowd that had been violent towards the right-wingers (who I'm not claiming were all entirely innocent either)).

    Now I'm not saying James Fields is necessarily 100% blameless, nor am I claiming that Heyer "deserved" to die or that her death was amusing, but the left chose to paint Fields as a Murderous Nazi among a large group of Ebil Nazis instead of putting at least some of the blame on the authorities (from Governor McAuliffe on down) or on the counterprotestors (at least some of whom were undeniably violent and whose violence was widely evident before Heyer had died).

    But we have seen for a couple years now how mainstream leftists view violence towards even normie right-wingers as completely legitimate.

    , @eah
    Except that's not what I really said -- it was not my main point -- I said it's not OK for the media to lie about it and propagandize about it as 'murderous rightwing violence' -- but as a matter of fact, to avoid the possibility of being dragged out of the vehicle and badly injured or killed, then IMO yes it is OK to drive into such a mob -- it is a clear matter of self-preservation/-defense -- I would hope any driver in such a situation would sound the horn repeatedly/menacingly, then move forward, increasing his speed gradually to allow people to get out of the way -- but in the end these 'antifa' scum had no right to block the street, and should not have been beating on the car/threatening the driver -- it's as simple as that.

    It should be clear now.

    Another media lie coming out of Charlottesville is that DeAndre Harris suffered a vicious, unprovoked beating at the hands of 'white supremacists' -- whereas the truth is that he went to (what was supposed to be) the Lee park rally armed (no doubt encouraged by the constant media denunciations of the rally), apparently looking for trouble -- he lost a fight when he attacked someone -- the media lied about all of that, allowing over $100k to be raised for this thug on gofundme.com -- he was since arrested.

    http://leagueofthesouth.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Harold-Crews-injury-meme-from-Charlottesville-Oct-2017.jpg

    , @Pericles
    God (if the expression is permitted) forbid we have any fun. Triggered blobs of rainbow-hued fat smashing up cars could always be a good opening for a joke, and so must be DENIED DENIED DENIED DENIED.
    , @anonymous
    I've been encouraged to adopt a "real handle" here. This Guy exemplifies some of my reasons for not doing so: still ruffled over some prior exchange on another thread, he has pounced on his foe when he next sees him. Unless everyone else now shows uncharacteristic discipline, the relevant commentary will have to be sifted out from the junk.

    Some of you folks need another hobby, maybe even your own website.
    , @Bill
    Indeed. The one thing that always works with bullies is to appear as non-threatening as possible and to yell "ouch!" really loud when he hits you. Wait, that's two things. Or is that the one thing (I mean two things, dammit!) that always works if you want to watch someone else to roger your wife? But why is the guy rogering your wife hitting you? I can never remember.
    , @Buffalo Joe
    Guy, I am beginning to think you are a more literate incarnation of our beloved Tiny Duck, but with a Inspector Clouseau accent.
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  7. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Why are parents paying to have their children indoctrinated in a religion?

    Because that is literally what Political Correctness is.

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  8. eah says:

    OT

    In armes Deutschland, after the absurd ‘Jamaica’ fiasco, the CDU has decided to talk to the SPD about another Große Koalition:

    CDU-Spitze beschließt Verhandlungen mit SPD

    Any new Große Koalition just means more of the same — the CDU may think new elections will strengthen the AfD — Merkel may feel another coalition with the SPD is the only way she can remain Kanzlerin, since most think she should step aside after the ‘Jamaica’ nonsense (link, link).

    Dieser Irrsinn muss gestoppt werden!

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    • Replies: @eah
    Fast 53 Prozent der Deutschen möchten auf keinen Fall Angela Merkel als Kanzlerin und knapp 73 Prozent noch weniger Martin Schulz, wie jetzt eine aktuelle Umfrage von Civey ermittelte -- more than half of Germans do not want Merkel to continue as Kanzlerin (73% do want Schulz of the SPD) -- Basler Zeitung über Merkel, die zwar „abgewählt“ – aber es „nicht begriffen und akzeptiert hat“ -- a Swiss newspaper is making fun of Merkel because she is clearly unpopular, failed to build a coalition, but refuses to recognize all of that and give up power.
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  9. Bill P says:

    Liberal parents who send their kids to nicer urban/blue county schools aren’t paying good money to have their kids screamed at by aggressive blacks.

    It’s really that simple. Racial abuse is supposed to be directed at deplorables, and academics are just making sure that’s happening.

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    • Replies: @TheBoom
    True. Multicultural enrichment is meant for the working class not the people who are woke and matter.
    , @anon
    I assumed it has more to do with the intelligence or social class of the minority student groups than it does with administration policies.
    , @Not Raul
    You hit the nail on the head.

    The elite have weaponized race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc. They want to use their weapons on the enemy -- most of the rest of us. They certainly have no wish to turn their weapons on people whose lives matter -- their children.
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  10. AndrewR says:
    @eah
    When imagining the social climate in America that will, in the future, surround white children as they grow up, none of this is funny. At all.

    It's funny when they just admit "nazi" means any white person still living

    (((David Klion)))

    Here, @nytimes, you may find this helpful -- Picture #1: A Nazi -- Picture #2: Nazi sympathizers

    Picture #1

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DPgNDS5WAAAgI2L.jpg

    Picture #2

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DPgNQPuXkAEf2Pv.jpg

    Yet no matter how many times cowards like Paul Ryan and his buddies there get called Nazis or some variant thereof, they still go out of their way to express fealty to the gods of Diversity. Does everyone recall how hard Ryan and many other GOP traitors cucked after Charlottesville. Donald Trump was the only one to express any sort of nuanced analysis of that day.

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  11. AndrewR says:
    @Guy de Champlagne
    none of this is funny. At all.

    No it's not. So i would suggest more posts like that and less talking about how its OK to drive your car into a crowd of fat people because if they get killed you can't prove it wasn't their obesity that actually killed them.

    The trolling towards obese Heather Heyer was basically a mirror image of the instant martyrization of her by the left.

    The left could have just admitted that, sad as her death was, she was part of not only an illegal gathering that the cops were making no effort to disperse but also in a crowd that had been engaged in violence towards the driver of the vehicle (and part of a larger crowd that had been violent towards the right-wingers (who I’m not claiming were all entirely innocent either)).

    Now I’m not saying James Fields is necessarily 100% blameless, nor am I claiming that Heyer “deserved” to die or that her death was amusing, but the left chose to paint Fields as a Murderous Nazi among a large group of Ebil Nazis instead of putting at least some of the blame on the authorities (from Governor McAuliffe on down) or on the counterprotestors (at least some of whom were undeniably violent and whose violence was widely evident before Heyer had died).

    But we have seen for a couple years now how mainstream leftists view violence towards even normie right-wingers as completely legitimate.

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  12. Didn’t they have something like that in the country formerly known as Rhodesia after Bobby Mugabe took over, but they actually killed people?

    I used to get that sort of treatment in an inner city school in the US, but the taunts and beatings visited on me from the PoC students were not even pretended to represent white racism … it was good, old-fashioned racism, but I guess I deserved it for being born white. I just didn’t know at the time that I deserved it. Ah, original sin!

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    • Replies: @Pericles
    "Reminds me of right before we moved from Detroit."
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  13. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    OT: How about protests scuttling the Greg Schiano hire at Tennessee? No buggery in Knoxville.

    http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/21572440/protests-tennessee-reported-hiring-greg-schiano-head-coach

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    • Replies: @The True and Original David
    It's hard to be sure what to make of this. Despite Tennessee's being a red state, its four cities, including Knoxville, are heavily liberal and Jewish (mostly crypto), and in Knoxville those people are the only ones organized enough to execute a well-coordinated smear campaign like this.

    This campaign may be motivated by anti-white-gentile animus, as I suspect, or by sudden moral panic about pedophilia (note: Schiano wasn't even charged in the Penn State case). The former is more likely, in my judgment.

    I will be proved right if Schiano is booted in favor of a black.

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  14. AndrewR says:
    @Guy de Champlagne
    I'm pretty sure Trump could just cut off the funding of any college that does this sort of thing immediately if he wanted to. I'm even more sure he won't. I think he announced that after he fails to get Paul Ryan's tax plan passed he's going to fail to pass Paul Ryan's plan to destroy welfare.

    I am pretty sure you should study basic American civics. I am even more sure it is astoundingly ignorant of you to imply that “welfare” (aka welfare for poor people) is even close to being the biggest fiscal problem that needs reforming.

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    • Replies: @ia
    Which ones are the worst?

    https://www.usgovernmentspending.com/united_states_total_spending_pie_chart
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  15. eah says:
    @Guy de Champlagne
    none of this is funny. At all.

    No it's not. So i would suggest more posts like that and less talking about how its OK to drive your car into a crowd of fat people because if they get killed you can't prove it wasn't their obesity that actually killed them.

    Except that’s not what I really said — it was not my main point — I said it’s not OK for the media to lie about it and propagandize about it as ‘murderous rightwing violence’ — but as a matter of fact, to avoid the possibility of being dragged out of the vehicle and badly injured or killed, then IMO yes it is OK to drive into such a mob — it is a clear matter of self-preservation/-defense — I would hope any driver in such a situation would sound the horn repeatedly/menacingly, then move forward, increasing his speed gradually to allow people to get out of the way — but in the end these ‘antifa’ scum had no right to block the street, and should not have been beating on the car/threatening the driver — it’s as simple as that.

    It should be clear now.

    Another media lie coming out of Charlottesville is that DeAndre Harris suffered a vicious, unprovoked beating at the hands of ‘white supremacists’ — whereas the truth is that he went to (what was supposed to be) the Lee park rally armed (no doubt encouraged by the constant media denunciations of the rally), apparently looking for trouble — he lost a fight when he attacked someone — the media lied about all of that, allowing over $100k to be raised for this thug on gofundme.com — he was since arrested.

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  16. @Olorin
    Penn doesn't need a Tunnel of Oppression.

    They're doing just fine flogging grads with the redesign of the alumni magazine, which now resembles the circa-1990s Advocate or Utne Reader in both design and headlines.

    http://thepenngazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/1117_cover.gif

    http://thepenngazette.com/the-magazine/current-issue/

    Wow, forget the content; that’s offensive purely on stylistic grounds!

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  17. TheBoom says:
    @Bill P
    Liberal parents who send their kids to nicer urban/blue county schools aren't paying good money to have their kids screamed at by aggressive blacks.

    It's really that simple. Racial abuse is supposed to be directed at deplorables, and academics are just making sure that's happening.

    True. Multicultural enrichment is meant for the working class not the people who are woke and matter.

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    Many years ago, I remember watching TV footage of what was purported to be ‘Communist North Korean mind control brainwashing techniques’ , as part of the general anti-communist tenor of those times, in which the unfortunate ‘subjects’ of ‘re-education’ were variously harangued, humiliated, ritually denounced, bullied, ostracised etc etc.

    Such were, we were told, the horrors of communism and the ‘non-free world’.

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  19. anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Bill P
    Liberal parents who send their kids to nicer urban/blue county schools aren't paying good money to have their kids screamed at by aggressive blacks.

    It's really that simple. Racial abuse is supposed to be directed at deplorables, and academics are just making sure that's happening.

    I assumed it has more to do with the intelligence or social class of the minority student groups than it does with administration policies.

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  20. Pericles says:
    @Guy de Champlagne
    none of this is funny. At all.

    No it's not. So i would suggest more posts like that and less talking about how its OK to drive your car into a crowd of fat people because if they get killed you can't prove it wasn't their obesity that actually killed them.

    God (if the expression is permitted) forbid we have any fun. Triggered blobs of rainbow-hued fat smashing up cars could always be a good opening for a joke, and so must be DENIED DENIED DENIED DENIED.

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  21. Bleuteaux says:

    Steve doesn’t mention any Catholic schools, of which I am an alumnus.

    A quick search does not find tunnels of oppression at Notre Dame, Georgetown. (Georgetown appears to have had a minor skit, somewhere, on campus, but not the real thing.)

    I did find them at St. John’s University, Creighton, Loyola Marymount.

    Last, but not least, I find that my sewer of an alma matter hosted it, apparently while I was there circa the Bush years.

    I can’t speak for public universities. But the virtue signalling at 2nd rate Catholic universities is at an 11, 365 days out of the year.

    The reason is the inferiority complex of administrators, bureaucrats and even academics is rather extreme. I saw this regularly. “We want to be more like Georgetown.” This was even written into university documents.

    If you’re from one part of the Rust Belt, running a Catholic school in another part of the Rust Belt, and you desperately want to get out and make it at a top Catholic leftist university, you need to flagellate as many of your white, practicing Catholic students as possible to get noticed.

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    Bleu, Creighton and Loyola are Jesuit colleges and they are more woke. Notre Dame and Georgetown are barely Catholic in the truest sense.
    , @Art Deco
    If I understand what's going on, there are redoubts of Catholic education at Catholic University and Notre Dame. The rest of the research universities are lost accept for a residue. There are some seriously Catholic colleges, but they're small and not very numerous (and several were founded in reaction to the 2d Vatican disaster). Steubenville's the largest; it has about 2,500 students. Christendom has about 500.

    With the other 200 'Catholic' colleges, there's a residue - a couple-dozen regular clergy hanging around the campus or some such. Anthony Esolen recently decamped to a tiny college in New Hampshire when the behavior of the Dominicans who run Providence College persuaded him there really wasn't a place for him there and his options were to take the offer or stay at Providence and hope he wouldn't be fired on trumped-up charges 'ere retirement. There very much was a place there for Dr. Esolen 20 years ago. Not now.
    , @Semper Fidelis
    The Catholic church these days is just a giant shelter for illegal immigrants and shares the honor with the Lutheran Church as the #1 sponsor of Muslim refugees to the US.

    These are not your father's Catholics.

    Or Lutherans.
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    @Tiny Duck
    Mock this all you want. It is the future. The youth of America recognize privilege and are committed to ending it.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ypQd197eKCA


    I don't think white makes realize how exhausting their presence is to People of Color. Just ask any Person of Color and you will realize the hell we put everyone through

    speaking of an exhausting presence…

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    DC, Gold border worthy retort to our resident troll, a title I'm sure he/she/they wear with honor. Steve's is a lofty site!
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  23. My former employer, Wright State University (WSU) in Dayton, Ohio (about as rust belt and flyover a place as they come) does “The Tunnel” every year. WSU is a mostly commuter, blue-collar-U in contrast to the University of Dayton (UD), across town which is a rich-kid, somewhat selective “social justice” branding Marionist Catholic university, plus a Division one basketball power, its only real distinguishing feature. No Tunnel at UD, but whenever they execute some slim ball in Ohio, you will always find a couple of nuns and some UD students crying and holding a prayer vigil outside the prison, no one from WSU is to be found.

    It is also interesting to note that, outside of a few administrators, some staff and a few students from the “Diversity” crowd, no one else, even the black kids seem to pay any attention when the Tunnel does its annual appearance in the Student Union. It’s a big yawn.

    See: http://fosterspeak.blogspot.com/2017/03/diversity-speak-animal-farm-at-wright.html

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  24. Two theories.

    (1) Flyover state cargo cultism (e.g. like East Europeans towards the West). Tends to take especially cringeworthy forms.

    (2) Stanford, Berkeley, etc. SJWs are more intellectual and write the actual plays. The places with second tier human capital act it out.

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    Anatoly, agree 100%. I'm a close insider-observer at my local Podunk Tech, a redbrick, open enrollment university founded to serve sons and daughters of working stiffs, many of whom were immigrants or first generation Americans. Most students are first-time college-goers.

    There's a real desire by faculty to mimic what they believe to be the SJW hipness of the coastal big boys. There's the transsexual now heading LGBQXYZ studies, the philosophy department is pretty much the campus's internal gay lobby, there's a longtime Black functionary doing the diversitarian boogie-woogie, and on, and on. The university prexy comes from a non-traditional, conservative background, and I suspect he's on board with absolutely none of this horsecrap. But, he has to go along with it.

    "The places with the second tier human capital act it out." Yep, but we're supposed to pretend fairly naive, provincial students who suddenly start spouting SJW rubbish aren't internalizing a whole mess of toxic rubbish that needs examined closely.
    , @eah
    Berkeley, etc. SJWs are more intellectual

    You mean like Eric Clanton? -- who bashed people in the head with a bicycle lock -- and then ran away.

    http://theredelephants.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/eric-clanton.jpg
    , @JimB
    The top tier universities have signed a $ 10 Billion development contract with Google-X to build a Tunnel of Oppression with facial recognition so the racial insults can be more personalized. It’s not yet in the beta phase. Also, scanning algorithms will be used to assess whether whites going through the tunnel are responding appropriately; if not they will are permanently placed on the Silicon Valley’s do-not-hire list for deplorables.
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  25. @Tiny Duck
    Mock this all you want. It is the future. The youth of America recognize privilege and are committed to ending it.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ypQd197eKCA


    I don't think white makes realize how exhausting their presence is to People of Color. Just ask any Person of Color and you will realize the hell we put everyone through

    Just ask any Person of Color and you will realize the hell we put everyone through

    A little Freudian slip slipping from your sweaty paws, Tiny Shmuck.

    You casually admitted you are a SJW slimy whitey.

    What flavor of entitled-by-law whitey are you?

    SJW slimy whiteys are all entitled federal protected class groupies too.

    Antifa clowns like yourself labeled themselves the Anti-Racism Network in the recent past.

    You can’t legitimately label yourself an anti-racist anymore, obviously.

    Your newer Antifa marketing label is not rational too, realizing that Zionist fascist are a genuine federal protect class group too that hates Nazi.

    Lots of irrational projection and violence coming from your kind lately.

    In your favor, Leonard Pitts makes you appear somewhat rational in comparison.

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  26. guest says:

    Why are they avoiding the responsibility to refer to such things as gauntlets? We played a game in elementary school gym class called Gauntlet, which consisted of individuals running between two single-file lines of their classmates pelting them with kickballs. I don’t remember whether there was a point, but it was awesome.

    Come one, come all, and run the Gauntlet of Hate!

    Unless the Tunnel of Love, I mean Oppression has subtle sexual significance, in which case it would be more humiliating and therefore funnier. (To me.)

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    The Gauntlet was a Clint Eastwood movie from his Sondra Locke period. Maybe Steve reviewed it?
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  27. KU is the flagship school for Kansas.

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  28. Slightly OT, but an informative article at Bloomberg (via Drudge) about the key issue of the last half century, the mainspring that drives all the smaller gears in our lives.

    Price of oil driven lower by fracking shale sands. OPEC in turmoil as their monopoly bargain power undermined by free market. Dollar to remain world’s currency in stable financial markets as OPEC’s member’s plans to jack oil prices around erratically in response to their domestic financial mismanagement is foiled.

    Subaru with ski rack-on-top driving, pumpkin-latte-sipping Liberals react to accusations of extravagant carbon footprint responsible for Mid East wars by calling out conservatives for their unenlightened stance on the issue of transgender bathrooms at public swimming pools on burkha day for muslim refugees.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-27/opec-battle-with-u-s-for-oil-supremacy-nears-day-of-reckoning

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  29. anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Guy de Champlagne
    none of this is funny. At all.

    No it's not. So i would suggest more posts like that and less talking about how its OK to drive your car into a crowd of fat people because if they get killed you can't prove it wasn't their obesity that actually killed them.

    I’ve been encouraged to adopt a “real handle” here. This Guy exemplifies some of my reasons for not doing so: still ruffled over some prior exchange on another thread, he has pounced on his foe when he next sees him. Unless everyone else now shows uncharacteristic discipline, the relevant commentary will have to be sifted out from the junk.

    Some of you folks need another hobby, maybe even your own website.

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    I’ve been encouraged to adopt a “real handle” here. [commenter Guy de Champlagne] exemplifies some of my reasons for not doing so: still ruffled over some prior exchange on another thread, he has pounced on his foe when he next sees him. Unless everyone else now shows uncharacteristic discipline, the relevant commentary will have to be sifted out from the junk.
     
    No need for a handle, 4chan/8chan have the best content in the history of the internet and everyone there posts solely as Anonymous.

    That guy Guy de Champlagne is pretty weird. That kind of behavior has been on the rise in the unz.com era and especially so now that known commenters can bypass komment kontrol. Not much we can do about it except try to remain disciplined to not get drawn into spats and also (as you have done) call it out as bad behavior when people do it. Also, there is or used to be a feature to ignore certain commenters.
    , @anon
    I agree with your whole post but especially this part:

    Some of you folks need another hobby, maybe even your own website.
     
    , @Raffles
    anonymous,
    You may want to go on hiatus periodically. Steve produces so much content that you can spend precious hours reading and researching issues and following links. Go away for a week or a month and then return to see if you still find value in the site.
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  30. @Tiny Duck
    Mock this all you want. It is the future. The youth of America recognize privilege and are committed to ending it.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ypQd197eKCA


    I don't think white makes realize how exhausting their presence is to People of Color. Just ask any Person of Color and you will realize the hell we put everyone through

    “Just ask any Person of Color and you will realize the hell we put everyone through”

    We do?

    That puts a smile on my face.

    It makes it a little easier to bear the pain of the thorn in our collective foot that persons of color are to whites.

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  31. Far left psycho sjws in flyover and cow country tend to have massive liberal inferiority complexes. It really bugs them that they arent living in nyc or la, or chicago even, and that they have to put up with so many normal, capable, and non-psycho sjws by whom they are surrounded.

    They thus feel like overcompensation is required in order to prove their sjw chops. Just going to a lame sjw march on the dc mall wont cut it. They need to go over the top, full-on sjw retard, in order to show the world that not everyone in ames, carbondale, iowa city, or laramie is not a useless evil totally non-woke stale pale male republican.

    This overcompensation and sjw inferiority complexes lead to lame and pathetic stupidity like the tunnel of o.

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  32. JackOH says:
    @Anatoly Karlin
    Two theories.

    (1) Flyover state cargo cultism (e.g. like East Europeans towards the West). Tends to take especially cringeworthy forms.

    (2) Stanford, Berkeley, etc. SJWs are more intellectual and write the actual plays. The places with second tier human capital act it out.

    Anatoly, agree 100%. I’m a close insider-observer at my local Podunk Tech, a redbrick, open enrollment university founded to serve sons and daughters of working stiffs, many of whom were immigrants or first generation Americans. Most students are first-time college-goers.

    There’s a real desire by faculty to mimic what they believe to be the SJW hipness of the coastal big boys. There’s the transsexual now heading LGBQXYZ studies, the philosophy department is pretty much the campus’s internal gay lobby, there’s a longtime Black functionary doing the diversitarian boogie-woogie, and on, and on. The university prexy comes from a non-traditional, conservative background, and I suspect he’s on board with absolutely none of this horsecrap. But, he has to go along with it.

    “The places with the second tier human capital act it out.” Yep, but we’re supposed to pretend fairly naive, provincial students who suddenly start spouting SJW rubbish aren’t internalizing a whole mess of toxic rubbish that needs examined closely.

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  33. rogue-one says:
    @Tiny Duck
    Mock this all you want. It is the future. The youth of America recognize privilege and are committed to ending it.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ypQd197eKCA


    I don't think white makes realize how exhausting their presence is to People of Color. Just ask any Person of Color and you will realize the hell we put everyone through

    wow. if your parents didn’t divorce, if your dad wasn’t a gangbanger, acknowledge your privilege and atone for it.

    It is almost as if all good values and virtues are bad things that must be atoned for.

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  34. eah says:
    @Anatoly Karlin
    Two theories.

    (1) Flyover state cargo cultism (e.g. like East Europeans towards the West). Tends to take especially cringeworthy forms.

    (2) Stanford, Berkeley, etc. SJWs are more intellectual and write the actual plays. The places with second tier human capital act it out.

    Berkeley, etc. SJWs are more intellectual

    You mean like Eric Clanton? — who bashed people in the head with a bicycle lock — and then ran away.

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  35. Moses says:

    Come on, the distinction is obvious.

    The flyover unis are full of BadWhites. They need theTunnel of 2 Minutes of Hate for Whites erm I mean Tunnel of Oppression.

    The coastal elite unis are full of GoodWhites. They’re good, not bad.

    Everyone knows that.

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  36. eah says:
    @eah
    OT

    In armes Deutschland, after the absurd 'Jamaica' fiasco, the CDU has decided to talk to the SPD about another Große Koalition:

    CDU-Spitze beschließt Verhandlungen mit SPD

    Any new Große Koalition just means more of the same -- the CDU may think new elections will strengthen the AfD -- Merkel may feel another coalition with the SPD is the only way she can remain Kanzlerin, since most think she should step aside after the 'Jamaica' nonsense (link, link).

    Dieser Irrsinn muss gestoppt werden!

    Fast 53 Prozent der Deutschen möchten auf keinen Fall Angela Merkel als Kanzlerin und knapp 73 Prozent noch weniger Martin Schulz, wie jetzt eine aktuelle Umfrage von Civey ermittelte — more than half of Germans do not want Merkel to continue as Kanzlerin (73% do want Schulz of the SPD) — Basler Zeitung über Merkel, die zwar „abgewählt“ – aber es „nicht begriffen und akzeptiert hat“ — a Swiss newspaper is making fun of Merkel because she is clearly unpopular, failed to build a coalition, but refuses to recognize all of that and give up power.

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    a Swiss newspaper is making fun of Merkel because she is clearly unpopular, failed to build a coalition, but refuses to recognize all of that and give up power.
     
    Na, was hat sie noch? Kein eigenes Kind usw...
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  37. I generally refer to this as “backwater insecurity syndrome”–a desire to prove to the coastal/global elites that you’re not some ignorant, unsophisticated bumpkin (despite having been born and raised in some backwater of a town) by going the extra mile with their sadistic/masochistic insanity. I guess it applies to colleges too.

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    And they never understand that going that extra mile marks them as incorrigibly backwater in the eyes of the people they intend to impress.
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  38. carol says:

    Hmmmm….University of Montana, check. Hey, we’re the flagship university, too!

    Is this some kind of traveling circus? If so we get a lot of those in Missoula.

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  39. In addition to what has already been said, this is a hybrid of psychodrama and primal scream.

    Very therapeutic for you if you’re of color.

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  40. hhsiii says:

    OT, not sure if someone has already posted this, but vandalism of 5 black churches in Morris County, NJ, turns out not to be a hate crime (surprise), but just an ex-parishioner. I first heard about the vandalism yesterday morning, as I tuned into the Fordham U. student radio station waiting for the basketball game. There was a church service and the priest mentioned it during the homily. I thought uh oh, this will turn out to be a hate hoax or something similar. Yup, unraveled in a day.

    http://nj1015.com/arrest-made-in-morris-county-black-church-vandalism-cases/

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  41. Jack D says:

    This is a cheap thrill for the unsophisticated, like a Halloween House of Horrors – the feeling of danger while knowing there is no actual danger. They produce Haunted Houses at country fair and carnivals, not at highbrow places.

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    Yep, but with a moral/religious message, like a Hell House.
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  42. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    Everybody needs to be looking at the bright side about this:

    Every White kid in the country is learning in no uncertain terms that non-whites are not your friends, not your equals, not even Americans in any meaningful way, and in fact are possessed of a virulent hatred of bedrock Anglosphere principles such as the Rule of law.

    Having learned this down to the core of their being, they will proceed to a future where there are fewer but better White People in America. Combine this with the understanding of the fact that Whites as a group are net taxpayers, and non-Whites (including Asians) are net tax consumers, well…….. if the Revolution gets televised it is going to be messy.

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  43. Svigor says:

    Audacious Epigone mentions that Kansas University is hosting a Tunnel of Oppression in which you walk through a tunnel and get yelled at by students and staff of color pretending to be white racists. Or something.

    So phoney. Can’t they find any genuine white racists to hurl insults? You’d think it would be easy, given the fact that America is a white supremacist country, white racism is systematic and ubiquitous, etc.

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  44. Smelly says:

    Things like this are instituted and championed by small, remote school administrators who want to put them on resumes when applying for jobs at larger schools in cooler places. And ambitious students who wish to move to big cities and get cool media jobs.

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  45. Fabrizio says:

    Satire becomes reality.

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  46. poolside says:

    The minority students at elite colleges have plenty of allies when badgering others about oppression. Entire campuses are filled with prog whites who bend over backwards to flog themselves over their privilege.

    The POCs at less elite schools get a lot less traction when they complain about microaggressions and oppression, as most white students just shrug and walk off. So they resort to more and more outlandish stunts to try and get attention.

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  47. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    1976, 2017…

    They can’t make up their minds.

    http://www.nytimes.com/1976/09/19/archives/a-seachange.html

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  48. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    Lesser colleges get less prestigious professors and students.

    What they lack in prestige, they try to make up with passion.

    Classic Red Over Expert.

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  49. Whiskey says: • Website

    The NeT of this is to convince the lower middle class Whites that People of Color are their hated enemies who hate hate hate them.

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  50. jonomd says:
    @Tiny Duck
    Mock this all you want. It is the future. The youth of America recognize privilege and are committed to ending it.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ypQd197eKCA


    I don't think white makes realize how exhausting their presence is to People of Color. Just ask any Person of Color and you will realize the hell we put everyone through

    Wow. You wouldn’t know how terrible they’ve got it, based on the numbers flocking into the US every year. They walk illegally across deserts in summer, and face death and deportation just to get an opportunity to be “put through hell” by a bunch of white people. Isn’t there a brown-majority country they could go to to pick their strawberries or mop their floors? No, because every brown majority country in the world either 1) is a total economic basket case or 2) doesn’t want any more brown people coming in to make the situation worse. But yeah, go walk through your tunnel while the rest of us struggle to keep Western Civilization going a little bit longer to keep the gibbie-dats living in the style to which they’ve grown accustomed.

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  51. Forget state colleges, this act should be on Broadway. They love shows where POCs portray white oppressors.

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    Forget state colleges, this act should be on Broadway.
     
    Nah, too pricey, this act should be Off Broadway, hell, maybe Under Broadway. In fact, the tunnels are already down there! Not only that, but the producers won't even have to bring in any acting talent, as there are already people in the subway yelling that shit at white people now.

    Won't anybody but me think of the poor taxpayers funding this stuff!!? Now, if we could only get each incoming freshman in all US universities to visit NYC and ride the #2 Local.
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  52. NOTA says:

    This has the flavor of a religious revival, and those are always lower-class affairs. The Boston Brahmins might push for laws banning liquor or porn, but they’re not going out to the revival tent to hear the traveling preacher.

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    This has the flavor of a religious revival, and those are always lower-class affairs.
     
    There is a lot of ghost-dancing going on these days.

    White conservatives drape their Constitutional prayer shawls over their shoulders while reverently reciting the 14th Amendment, like it's still their country or something. The loony Left frantically exorcizes Nazi demons, like it's still 1926 in Berlin. You always see this sort of behavior as the old paradigm fades.

    , @Barnard
    Right, this is a very low class activity. I can't see the wealthy elite letting anyone scream at them like this.
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  53. Svigor says:

    No it’s not. So i would suggest more posts like that and less talking about how its OK to drive your car into a crowd of fat people because if they get killed you can’t prove it wasn’t their obesity that actually killed them.

    What’s the difference between you, and a nagging leftist pretending to be a right-winger to criticize rightists? This finger-wagging nanny crap is all you ever post.

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    Yeah, you're right on that, Svigor, but he got this way by going to college. That's where they also teach you stuff like how to use the REPLY button.

    ;-}
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  54. Svigor says:

    Okay, better question; what’s the difference between you and a leftist pretending to be a cuckservative?

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  55. Off topic…follow up to my comments on Bluegrass music yesterday:

    Sublime Bluegrass:Ralph Stanely-Green Pastures in The Sky…..Wouldn’t you rather hear this blasting at 5pm in Hamtrack Michigan then the repellant Muslim call to prayer?……

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    Blair Mt. #15:

    Your comment could retrospectively mark the beginning of a mass movement, that would take just enough courage: flashmobs singing in public places over the muezzin call. Beautiful, rehearsed performances, carefully chosen texts neither banal nor incendiary. Or a sole really brave musical woman could lift up her voice and sing alone. Whether women may sing or laugh is a huge fracture point between the two worlds.
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    I didn't read your comments on bluegrass but am a big fan.

    It sounds like a good plan ... not a whole lot different from that Moslem high and lonesome sound anyway. I'd go with Alison Kraus's I'll Fly Away or perhaps the original Osborne Brothers' Rocky Top:

    "Beans won't grow at all on Rocky Top,
    dirt's too rocky by far.
    That's why all the folks on Rocky Top
    gets their hummus from a jar.


    "Once I had a girl on Rocky Top,
    half goat, the other half goat.
    wild as a ....
    "

    ... oh, man, I nearly LOLed myself to tears there ...
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  56. How could kids who grew up with “South Park” turn into such snowflakes? Or do they fake it to get the professors off their backs?

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    The same way the kids who grew up under Mao's WW2 and post-WW2 China ended up taking the lead in the Struggle Sessions of the 1960s.

    One part using it their snow-flakiness as a source of power (where "that's offensive!" is now actionable) and one part religious-cult indoctrination.

    In short, rabbits gonna rabbit.
    , @The Millennial Falcon
    A cable, a la carte generation.

    The barbarian hordes of 4chan were all suckled on South Park, but there were plenty of other irreverent humor options that didn't mess with snowflake formation as much.

    The Simpsons and the Family Guy took a lot of eyeballs away from South Park. Similar crude/ugly feel, much less subversive of liberal norms.

    And don't forget the formational decade for Millennials - 2000-2010 was politically dominated by Bush. A lot of Millennials' taste for anti-establishment humor was sated by dumb white guy takes - the Daily Show and the Colbert Report thrived in that environment.
    , @Anonymous
    There are liberals who clam to love the leftist stylings of Mike Judge so stop waiting on a TV show to do the real work.

    Anyway, Stone and Parker are cheap-labor libertoid scolds... Few South Park episodes rise above the level of Reason.com propaganda
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  57. Altai says:
    @eah
    When imagining the social climate in America that will, in the future, surround white children as they grow up, none of this is funny. At all.

    It's funny when they just admit "nazi" means any white person still living

    (((David Klion)))

    Here, @nytimes, you may find this helpful -- Picture #1: A Nazi -- Picture #2: Nazi sympathizers

    Picture #1

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DPgNDS5WAAAgI2L.jpg

    Picture #2

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DPgNQPuXkAEf2Pv.jpg

    It is interesting to see the effects. American women are waaay more into rap than their social equivalents from other Western countries.

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  58. Has anyone ever created a service that ranks universities on their level of PC/anti-white animus?

    I feel like that would be a great product that could help a lot of people and do a lot of good. I’d try it myself, but a) I’m not good at computers and b) my name would get out sooner or later and I’d lose my real job. However, this is a service just begging to be created.

    As someone with kids, I’d definitely take its ranking into consideration.

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    Love the idea!

    I can only think of a few groups of institutions that aren't completely pozzed.

    1. Explicitly Catholic institutions
    2. Explicitly Evangelical institutions
    3. Military Acadamies
    4. Texas A&M
    5. BYU
    , @anon
    The closest I can think of is Foundation for Individual Rights in Education: https://www.thefire.org/

    More of a free speech ranking so the correlation isn't 1.0, but it's something...
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  59. biz says:
    @Guy de Champlagne
    I'm pretty sure Trump could just cut off the funding of any college that does this sort of thing immediately if he wanted to. I'm even more sure he won't. I think he announced that after he fails to get Paul Ryan's tax plan passed he's going to fail to pass Paul Ryan's plan to destroy welfare.

    How could Trump cut the funding to any college? They are state institutions funded by their state legislature. Are you thinking about cutting off grant funding through the NIH, NSF, etc? That is set by Congress.

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  60. whorefinder says: • Website
    @Rosamond Vincy
    How could kids who grew up with "South Park" turn into such snowflakes? Or do they fake it to get the professors off their backs?

    The same way the kids who grew up under Mao’s WW2 and post-WW2 China ended up taking the lead in the Struggle Sessions of the 1960s.

    One part using it their snow-flakiness as a source of power (where “that’s offensive!” is now actionable) and one part religious-cult indoctrination.

    In short, rabbits gonna rabbit.

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  61. @Tiny Duck
    Mock this all you want. It is the future. The youth of America recognize privilege and are committed to ending it.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ypQd197eKCA


    I don't think white makes realize how exhausting their presence is to People of Color. Just ask any Person of Color and you will realize the hell we put everyone through

    “…ask any Person of Color and you will realize the hell we put everyone through”

    LOL. Very clever, TD, subtly making “we” reference “People of Color”. You are good. I wish more people here recognized your clever lampooning of SJWs and their ilk. Maybe you need to be less subtle.

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    Most of his humor is pretty stale now because he keeps repeating the same satirical jokes, but, you gotta admit:
    "I don’t think white makes realize how exhausting their presence is to People of Color. "
    is pretty hilarious.
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  62. biz says:

    Small correction Steve:

    Texas State (San Marcos) is the flagship of the Texas State University system. It is not a ‘Directional College’ of the University of Texas.

    Texas has three statewide university systems, the University of Texas System (14 campuses with Austin flagship), the Texas A&M University System (9 campuses with College Station flagship), and the Texas State System (5 campuses).

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    Steve is essentially correct in his assessment of Texas State vs. UT-Austin. You are being both pedantic and delusional if you think that Texas State University (formerly Southwest Texas State) is a "Flagship" of any system.

    The Texas State System is a haphazard collection of also-ran schools with no connection to each other except for some bureaucracy in Austin to administer them. I'm sure you feel that the University of Houston System, Texas Tech System and the University of North Texas System are not "state-wide' but each of them is a better collection of schools than the one called "Texas State System"

    Steve nailed it, the Tunnel of Oppression is a way for the little guys to help puff out their diversity chests.
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  63. Luke Lea says:

    All these places seem to be in flyover country, broadly construed. Deep down the people who live there, at least if they read the NYT, must imagine that the coastal elites cruising over their heads at 30,000 feet are all looking down and saying to themselves and each other, “bunch of white racists.”

    So psychologically speaking, for them it’s just a hop, skip, and jump to these “tunnels of oppression.” It’s where they live.

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  64. Bill says:
    @Guy de Champlagne
    none of this is funny. At all.

    No it's not. So i would suggest more posts like that and less talking about how its OK to drive your car into a crowd of fat people because if they get killed you can't prove it wasn't their obesity that actually killed them.

    Indeed. The one thing that always works with bullies is to appear as non-threatening as possible and to yell “ouch!” really loud when he hits you. Wait, that’s two things. Or is that the one thing (I mean two things, dammit!) that always works if you want to watch someone else to roger your wife? But why is the guy rogering your wife hitting you? I can never remember.

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    And defending the guy that drives his car into a crowd of people on the grounds that the person he killed was overweight and therefore actually somehow responsible is going to win what exactly?

    And presenting yourself as a victim is a actually a really successful strategy in contemporary American society. I don't know what world you're living in.
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  65. Bill says:
    @Guy de Champlagne
    I'm pretty sure Trump could just cut off the funding of any college that does this sort of thing immediately if he wanted to. I'm even more sure he won't. I think he announced that after he fails to get Paul Ryan's tax plan passed he's going to fail to pass Paul Ryan's plan to destroy welfare.

    I’m pretty sure Trump could just cut off the funding of any college that does this sort of thing immediately if he wanted to.

    Kinda like his plenary power on immigration, huh?

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  66. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    A bunch of surly black kids shouted “Hey whitey!” at me and my siblings as we entered a downtown department store in the 1970s. They stood on either side of the sidewalk that led into the store and repeatedly yelled at us.

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  67. Bill says:

    Think about the faculty at one of these shitty places. They got their PhDs at much better places. They have wound up at shitty places, by and large, because they aren’t that bright. They have heard and absorbed the cultural marxist stuff and are anxious about their position in the hierarchy. They want to demonstrate that they are smart and on the good guys’ team and that they “get it.” Their demonstration comes out as strained and oppressively mediocre because they are, well, mediocre and straining. They are the people who consume NPR/PBS and think they are consuming something high brow. They are one cut above high school teachers (who, obviously, have somewhat similar oddities).

    There is also the difference in the roles of the institutions. The top Ivies are in the business of training America’s elites. As much as our elites come in for (deserved!!) criticism around here, they do actually have to be able to think and adapt. They need to know some things, have the courage to reason through ideas themselves, formulate plans, and act. As you move down the hierarchy of institutions, more and more they are training cubicle drones. These are people whose role is to mindlessly obey, to submit to whatever authority is offered no matter how stupid, to parrot corporate pablum to outsiders, etc. You want to inculcate entirely different habits and select out entirely different bad apples in that group.

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    They are the people who consume NPR/PBS and think they are consuming something high brow.
     
    Ugh... it boggles my mind that people like that exist.
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  68. @NOTA
    This has the flavor of a religious revival, and those are always lower-class affairs. The Boston Brahmins might push for laws banning liquor or porn, but they’re not going out to the revival tent to hear the traveling preacher.

    This has the flavor of a religious revival, and those are always lower-class affairs.

    There is a lot of ghost-dancing going on these days.

    White conservatives drape their Constitutional prayer shawls over their shoulders while reverently reciting the 14th Amendment, like it’s still their country or something. The loony Left frantically exorcizes Nazi demons, like it’s still 1926 in Berlin. You always see this sort of behavior as the old paradigm fades.

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    That's an interesting comment. Are you saying that we are witnessing new group identities trying to be born? That's what ghost dancing was about, right?
    , @JackOH
    Anti-Gnostic, hat's off to you. Yours is among the half-dozen or so comments I've read the past 2+ years here that damn near twisted my head around.

    (FWIW-I used the phrase "purblind, religious ferocity" in a recent private letter to a local newspaper editor to summarize the attitude of some of the electorate. I've dabbled off and on for years with the idea that our rational-sounding public discourse (all those studies and policy papers and what-not) are actually cover for "theological dogma" of some sort and primal interests.
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  69. AndrewR says:

    Sailer, you deserve to be caned for using “flyover” in a non-ironic manner outside of quotation marks.

    Edit: Karlin too

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    Sailer, you deserve to be caned for using “flyover” in a non-ironic manner outside of quotation marks.
     
    Flyover people are just as guilty of flying over their countrymen. Plenty of them hop on jets to a swamp in central Florida to visit a castrated rat in a fake castle. Others take off to Mexico or the Caribbean where they act marginally more sober than Brits do in Spain.
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  70. This is like when my fourth grade teacher taught us about racism by playing a game where she arbitrarily divided the class into two groups during the class period and was nice to one group and mean to the other, for seemingly no reason. This was supposed to teach us something about White-Black race relations, apparently. Fortunately, I got a real education in race relations from the handful of Black kids we had at our school who were bused in from the ghetto. That same teacher was mean to them, and not just as part of a game designed to teach us a lesson. The teacher was just fed up with them because they were by far the worst behaved kids in the class.

    The fact that the tunnel of oppression reminded me of these sorts of lessons in grade school probably has something to do with why you don’t find them at colleges full of smart kids. It’s basically just SJW guilt-mongering but in a dumbed-down sort of way that would be palatable to a grade-school class.

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    This is like when my fourth grade teacher taught us about racism by playing a game where she arbitrarily divided the class into two groups during the class period and was nice to one group and mean to the other, for seemingly no reason.

     

    "Miss, this means you're The Man."

    Lol, youth is wasted on the young. The working classes could have come together against capitalism ("Miss, you're the only one making money off our labor in here - get her, she's running for it!") and as a finale, you could have staged a mock trial and execution of teach; don't forget to make her confess fully and cry first. Denouement: the eternal snow days of the worker's utopia.
    , @Rosamond Vincy
    Our teacher did this too, and I've always wondered what this is supposed to teach kids who are already bullying or getting bullied over being too thin, too fat, too smart, too dumb, wearing coke-bottle glasses...
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  71. Bill says:
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    This has the flavor of a religious revival, and those are always lower-class affairs.
     
    There is a lot of ghost-dancing going on these days.

    White conservatives drape their Constitutional prayer shawls over their shoulders while reverently reciting the 14th Amendment, like it's still their country or something. The loony Left frantically exorcizes Nazi demons, like it's still 1926 in Berlin. You always see this sort of behavior as the old paradigm fades.

    That’s an interesting comment. Are you saying that we are witnessing new group identities trying to be born? That’s what ghost dancing was about, right?

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    Per Wikipedia, "According to the teachings of the Northern Paiute spiritual leader Wovoka (renamed Jack Wilson), proper practice of the dance would reunite the living with spirits of the dead, bring the spirits of the dead to fight on their behalf, make the white colonists leave, and bring peace, prosperity, and unity to Indian peoples throughout the region."

    Conservatives chant their old mantras of limited government, low taxes, and THE CONSTITUTION (their ghost-shirt) to resurrect Ronald Reagan and drive the godless heathens into the sea. Liberals screech about "Nazism" and "fascism" (neither of which survived World War 2) and pine for a newer, darker FDR to confiscate all the guns and turn us into a Scandinavian social democracy. Both are hilariously backward-looking. We no longer have the demographics or mean IQ for either ideal--perhaps we never did. The world has changed irrevocably, but the hunter-gatherers don't have a lot of attractive options when the farmers show up.
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    I know the term only from a book called Blue Highways written by an Indian about his trip around America in a camper-pickup about 30 years back. He named his vehicle Ghost Dancing. I had thought that it just meant living in the past, but I see from the wiki link that the Indians wanted to connect spiritually with their long-dead ancestors from a better time to help them with today's struggle.

    I figured that was what A-G meant. We can't follow our old shredded law-and-order to stop the madness and Cold (with skirmishes) Civil War against us. Maybe we do have some of that "acting like it's still 19XX" stuff in us, as Steve demonstrates about the left often.

    Edit, well A-G just explained also, while I was writing, but hey, my time is money - I'll leave it up.

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  72. fish says:
    @Tiny Duck
    Mock this all you want. It is the future. The youth of America recognize privilege and are committed to ending it.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ypQd197eKCA


    I don't think white makes realize how exhausting their presence is to People of Color. Just ask any Person of Color and you will realize the hell we put everyone through

    Ohs Turduckens…..U sho be rite…..doze “white makes” sho bes exhaustin!

    - Lednerd “teh conshens ob the generashun” Tipppzzz

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  73. anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Tiny Duck
    Mock this all you want. It is the future. The youth of America recognize privilege and are committed to ending it.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ypQd197eKCA


    I don't think white makes realize how exhausting their presence is to People of Color. Just ask any Person of Color and you will realize the hell we put everyone through

    I don’t think white makes realize how exhausting their presence is to People of Color.

    And yet, they continue to risk their lives to come here. How strange.

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  74. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    You’ve all heard of that familiar English expression ‘running the gauntlet’ meaning an individual having to go under a severe trial thrown at him by life etc.
    Well the expression dates back to medieval times when one of the punishments inflicted by knights upon a recalcitrant fellow was to form a ‘tunnel’ of a line of knights standing in file against a wall, and forcing the offender crawl through the tunnel formed by the kicking legs of the knights and the enclosing wall.

    A similar punishment known as the ‘tunnel’ was used by bullies in English schools until recently.

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  75. JimB says:
    @Anatoly Karlin
    Two theories.

    (1) Flyover state cargo cultism (e.g. like East Europeans towards the West). Tends to take especially cringeworthy forms.

    (2) Stanford, Berkeley, etc. SJWs are more intellectual and write the actual plays. The places with second tier human capital act it out.

    The top tier universities have signed a $ 10 Billion development contract with Google-X to build a Tunnel of Oppression with facial recognition so the racial insults can be more personalized. It’s not yet in the beta phase. Also, scanning algorithms will be used to assess whether whites going through the tunnel are responding appropriately; if not they will are permanently placed on the Silicon Valley’s do-not-hire list for deplorables.

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    Considering where we're headed as a society, any laughter at this passage may be of the nervous, disquieting sort.
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  76. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    So Hate Hoaxing is now a Hate Happening.

    Well, white people don’t need this kind of makebelieve since they get abused 24/7 by the globalist media.

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  77. @DCThrowback
    speaking of an exhausting presence...

    DC, Gold border worthy retort to our resident troll, a title I’m sure he/she/they wear with honor. Steve’s is a lofty site!

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  78. Better idea, ask all the white tunnel travelers if they have ever, really yelled racial slurs at anyone. This racial oppression exists mainly in the minds of the “oppressed.”

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  79. I think I am OK with this, as long as every one of the screamers can verify with a video that he/she has been pummeled with racial epithets on campus.

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  80. Barnard says:
    @NOTA
    This has the flavor of a religious revival, and those are always lower-class affairs. The Boston Brahmins might push for laws banning liquor or porn, but they’re not going out to the revival tent to hear the traveling preacher.

    Right, this is a very low class activity. I can’t see the wealthy elite letting anyone scream at them like this.

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    That Yale prof seemed OK with it: http://www.unz.com/isteve/more-video-of-yales-halloween-costume-crisis/
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  81. @Guy de Champlagne
    none of this is funny. At all.

    No it's not. So i would suggest more posts like that and less talking about how its OK to drive your car into a crowd of fat people because if they get killed you can't prove it wasn't their obesity that actually killed them.

    Guy, I am beginning to think you are a more literate incarnation of our beloved Tiny Duck, but with a Inspector Clouseau accent.

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  82. Steve I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

    I am LOL at the title of this posting. Well played! Hilarious.

    I spent some time over T’giving, out in flyover and cow country, w some teenager/high school relatives. “Lame” was used a lot, along with “retarded.” as in “Dude that is totally lame.”

    I think I know what they would say about the Tunnel of O. Some of them are deciding up the college choices soon. Tunnel of O? Definitely not a ++ deciding factor.

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  83. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    I’ve notice this phenomenon of weaker higher ed institutions having even kookier SJW staff than their bigger brothers too. Perhaps it because the big guys get the more qualified unrep minorities leaving the academically weaker and thus more desperate staff-faculty-students at the weaker sisters? Places like Pullman and Boise are pretty conservative too, so maybe this gives the SJW staff more abilities to get in the faces of red staters too.

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    The big brothers have kooks who produce, the lesser ones just have kooks.

    Better not ask about the purpose of having all these kooks around.
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  84. Thea says:

    Lately more people have been leaving Kansas than move here. The types that like the Tunnel of Obsession tend to leave the state after graduation.

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  85. This is just insane. You can’t survive as a nation when your kids are learning this garbage.

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  86. I remember years ago watching a TV show about that awful women Jane Elliot who did the “blue eyes, brown eyes” exercise where brown eyed people got to abuse and bully blue eyed people.

    The whole thing was lauded as some great, revelatory exposure on the nature of racial prejudice or something. But I thought the main take away (other than Elliot herself being a nasty soul on a power trip pretending to be a moral teacher) was that people enjoy being bullies and if you have to be on a side it’s generally better to be on the side doing the bullying than on the side being bullied.

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  87. Neoconned says:
    @CCZ
    A sample from the "road tour." A number of other colleges and universities boast of their "Tunnel of Oppression" as evident in a quick search.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40mzMag83b4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWhSMzCYw8s

    Nah Steve Texas State University is a real thing….and an extremely underrated college at that and arguably the best kept secret in Texas….

    It’s roughly 45 min south of Austin off the 35 freeway in San Marcos Texas…. which is actually the fastest growing town in the entire USA….when I first visited there in early 2015 the population was about 45k. It’s I think 70k or so now. I love that city.

    My ex lives there and is a former student.

    In 2015 I almost drowned in the the San Marcos River that flows thru the town. The college kids there use intertubes on the fast ass current . It’s spring fed and very beautiful. There are herds of deer that run literally thru the middle of town.

    I’ve had more luck in that town w women in two lousy years than in the NOLA area in the past ten….

    The women are beautiful and the college, where LBJ went….is also beautiful in terms of views. Underrated and under the radar….and I’d like to keep it that way before more California transplants move in and drive rents sky freaking high in the South Austin area….

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    San Marcos was so nice in the 80's and 90's. So was Gruene. I haven't been there in a while. Fond memories.
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  88. MJMD says:

    Going to take a slightly contrary view here: wasn’t really sure from this post whether it was the presence or absence of the tunnel (as between schools equally suffused with SJW groupthink) that made a school “lame.”

    After all, as others have pointed out, the tunnel is so ludicrous and desperate that it does call to mind a revival preacher of the new religion calling out to the sticks. But perhaps the bluntness of it is demonstrative of the fact that the people erecting it are in hostile territory? Where people have more important things to deal with in their lives than racial neurosis? And the best way that the SJWs can see to “get through to them” is thus to provide them with direct experience, however horribly anachronistic recreating something worse than the experience of Vivian Malone and James Hood at U of A 60 years ago may be.

    Indeed, the experiential aspect of the tunnel, howev may be

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    ...its most telling aspect. The reason you won't see it at Harvard or Berkeley is that the level of one-upmanship in victim culture and greviance politics at those hothouses has reached such an extreme that you couldn't even find POC to play the role of "oppressors" in the tunnel without claiming that the whole thing was traumatizing to them. It's reached the point where a simple, practical role-playing exercise (however misguided in its intent) is now beyond them.
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  89. MJMD says:
    @MJMD
    Going to take a slightly contrary view here: wasn't really sure from this post whether it was the presence or absence of the tunnel (as between schools equally suffused with SJW groupthink) that made a school "lame."

    After all, as others have pointed out, the tunnel is so ludicrous and desperate that it does call to mind a revival preacher of the new religion calling out to the sticks. But perhaps the bluntness of it is demonstrative of the fact that the people erecting it are in hostile territory? Where people have more important things to deal with in their lives than racial neurosis? And the best way that the SJWs can see to "get through to them" is thus to provide them with direct experience, however horribly anachronistic recreating something worse than the experience of Vivian Malone and James Hood at U of A 60 years ago may be.

    Indeed, the experiential aspect of the tunnel, howev may be

    …its most telling aspect. The reason you won’t see it at Harvard or Berkeley is that the level of one-upmanship in victim culture and greviance politics at those hothouses has reached such an extreme that you couldn’t even find POC to play the role of “oppressors” in the tunnel without claiming that the whole thing was traumatizing to them. It’s reached the point where a simple, practical role-playing exercise (however misguided in its intent) is now beyond them.

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    "...a simple, practical role-playing exercise...
     
    Their exercise is turning out like the experience of the cat that chased its tail in ever-decreasing circles until it disappeared up its own ass. Film at 11:00.
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  90. I’d rather listen to Bruce Springsteen’s Tunnel of Love than think about a tunnel of oppression even for a moment!

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    I’d rather listen to Bruce Springsteen’s Tunnel of Love than think about a tunnel of oppression even for a moment!


    Dire Straits' Tunnel of Love is pretty good too. Some wag said Springsteen's keyboardist plays on this Dire Straits song.

    The anti-White nonsense is cresting simultaneously with the oncoming global financial implosion. As the anti-White nonsense intensifies in European Christian nations, there is an intensification of the asset bubble price levels. Both the anti-White nonsense and the global asset bubbles are unsustainable. Somethings got to give and it will.

    White Core Americans are fueled by love and the anti-White rats are fueled by hate.

    Dire Straits Tunnel of Love:

    https://youtu.be/wLV75mp2_g8
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  91. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    Tom Wolfe wrote about Radical Chic. This is Racism Chic. Now they can say, “Wow, bro, I have got woke!” *Fistbump*

    Then they go back to living in segregated communities.

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  92. Horseball says:

    I remember back during the early 90s PC wars that Bob Tyrrell in the American Spectator remarked that the excesses were occurring at “cow colleges”, not the Ivy League

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  93. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    All cults in the process of codifying themselves develop rituals. This is the verbal ‘stoning of the whites’ that must be undergone as part of the initiation process into the SJW religion. The 1960s had the Moonies, and we have the Cult of SJW. Indoctrination classes are part of the initiation process, which our colleges already have, and getting donation money out of brainwashed whites is the next step. We never should have allowed SJW types to teach college classes. They’re nothing but cult leaders.

    Of course, anyone who knows anything about cults recognizes that cult leaders are always on the lookout for followers who are very malleable, and masochism and groveling are good signs that someone who can be preyed upon. Cult victims tend to have a poorly developed sense of self, as any psychologist will tell you. If you tell cult followers, “You are bad,” they believe you instantly every time.

    Any white with any self-respect has no time for this BS.

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  94. @Tiny Duck
    Mock this all you want. It is the future. The youth of America recognize privilege and are committed to ending it.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ypQd197eKCA


    I don't think white makes realize how exhausting their presence is to People of Color. Just ask any Person of Color and you will realize the hell we put everyone through

    Another good reason for me to avoid them at every opportunity.

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  95. @Rosamond Vincy
    How could kids who grew up with "South Park" turn into such snowflakes? Or do they fake it to get the professors off their backs?

    A cable, a la carte generation.

    The barbarian hordes of 4chan were all suckled on South Park, but there were plenty of other irreverent humor options that didn’t mess with snowflake formation as much.

    The Simpsons and the Family Guy took a lot of eyeballs away from South Park. Similar crude/ugly feel, much less subversive of liberal norms.

    And don’t forget the formational decade for Millennials – 2000-2010 was politically dominated by Bush. A lot of Millennials’ taste for anti-establishment humor was sated by dumb white guy takes – the Daily Show and the Colbert Report thrived in that environment.

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  96. @Jack D
    This is a cheap thrill for the unsophisticated, like a Halloween House of Horrors - the feeling of danger while knowing there is no actual danger. They produce Haunted Houses at country fair and carnivals, not at highbrow places.

    Yep, but with a moral/religious message, like a Hell House.

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  97. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    The tunnel concept originates with West L.A.’s Simon Wiesenthal Center, one of the tackier down-market Holocaust museum; elementary school monsters may be found there any day, on field trips for teachers straining under emotional labors of home room.

    In fairness the Wiesenthal tunnel included NAM-accented voices or at least it did as recently as the mid 1990s

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    • Replies: @Thomas

    The tunnel concept originates with West L.A.’s Simon Wiesenthal Center, one of the tackier down-market Holocaust museum; elementary school monsters may be found there any day, on field trips for teachers straining under emotional labors of home room.
     
    That's what I figured, the "Museum of Tolerance" in Cheviot Hills. That's where I first remember seeing one of these, and I assume it was the prototype.
    , @Bill P
    I remember hearing about how Jewish kids at Jewish summer camp were subjected to plays put on by older kids (camp counselors) acting like Nazis and treating them like inmates. Maybe this tunnel of oppression thing was based on these plays, but instead of cultivating fear and hatred of the other it's supposed to create a sense of guilt.
    , @Stan Adams
    When I was a kid, my teachers had the high honor and distinct privilege of escorting us to the Holocaust memorial on Miami Beach.

    I always thought the hand statue was pretty damn kewl:
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1e/Miami_Beach_-_South_Beach_Monuments_-_Holocaust_Memorial_25.jpg/1200px-Miami_Beach_-_South_Beach_Monuments_-_Holocaust_Memorial_25.jpg
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  98. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Rosamond Vincy
    How could kids who grew up with "South Park" turn into such snowflakes? Or do they fake it to get the professors off their backs?

    There are liberals who clam to love the leftist stylings of Mike Judge so stop waiting on a TV show to do the real work.

    Anyway, Stone and Parker are cheap-labor libertoid scolds… Few South Park episodes rise above the level of Reason.com propaganda

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  99. Tiny Duck says:

    Because white makes colonized and plundered other people white countries are the more desiresble places to live

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    Arabs colonized and plundered other people and their countries aren't the most "desiresble" places to live.
    , @fish

    Ohs Tinys…..they yous goes agin


    -Brenderd Pytz
     
    , @yeah
    Tiny, c'mon man give us a break. I haven't been able to make you out.

    Are you setting yourself up as a straw man? You definitely boost the argument of the side that wants to knock you down, so ridiculous are your straw man positions.

    Or are you some kind of troll? If so, whoever hired you did a very poor hiring job.

    Or perhaps you are just a cute little snowflake, afraid of mice and most men? If so, how come you fear/hate whites more than you fear non-whites?

    Or maybe you have simply swallowed everything that the ultra liberals and the other loons have fed you? Likely you overdosed? Maybe they crammed it in from both ends, eh?
    , @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    "Because white makes colonized and plundered other people white countries are the more desiresble places to live"

    Because white makes colonized and plundered other people white, countries are the more desiresble places to live.

    That's racist of you, Tiny, to assert that white colonists make other people white and thus their countries are more desirable places to live. Wow just wow, literally shaking.
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  100. cornbeef says:
    @Citizen of a Silly Country
    Has anyone ever created a service that ranks universities on their level of PC/anti-white animus?

    I feel like that would be a great product that could help a lot of people and do a lot of good. I'd try it myself, but a) I'm not good at computers and b) my name would get out sooner or later and I'd lose my real job. However, this is a service just begging to be created.

    As someone with kids, I'd definitely take its ranking into consideration.

    Love the idea!

    I can only think of a few groups of institutions that aren’t completely pozzed.

    1. Explicitly Catholic institutions
    2. Explicitly Evangelical institutions
    3. Military Acadamies
    4. Texas A&M
    5. BYU

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    Sorry. The military academies are getting pozzed now.

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/cnn-just-because-air-force-academy-hoax-was-a-hoax-doesnt-me-we-dont-hate-you/
    , @Anon
    Dude, Dr. Young (formerly poz prez of the U of Fucking Washington) is now the benevolent overlord of TAMU. SJWs are inside the wire here, everything is racing towards total convergence. He cancelled a white lives matter rally, but didn't do shit about an AFAM prof who is on half a dozen youtube videos calling for literal white genocide. A&M is fucked, not even considering it's about 85% Indian/Chinese/Petrostate foreign students now.
    , @Citizen of a Silly Country
    Yeah, the list is pretty small and Not Raul is right about the military academies.

    However, I'm not expecting to find universities that aren't anti-white, just looking for the least anti-white.

    I truly believe that a website/service that ranked colleges on this metric could be a force for good. Look at what happened at the University of Missouri. Their anti-white/PC garbage caused a huge drop in applications. An annual ranking of colleges would put constant pressure on these schools to back off or possibly lose business - and, let's face it, they're a business.

    Maybe I'll set up something that's more neutral sounding. Maybe I'll rank colleges on how they don't treat anybody different for any reason. Since all of the anger is directed at whites, this would be the same thing.
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  101. @Jasper Been
    I'd rather listen to Bruce Springsteen's Tunnel of Love than think about a tunnel of oppression even for a moment!

    I’d rather listen to Bruce Springsteen’s Tunnel of Love than think about a tunnel of oppression even for a moment!

    Dire Straits’ Tunnel of Love is pretty good too. Some wag said Springsteen’s keyboardist plays on this Dire Straits song.

    The anti-White nonsense is cresting simultaneously with the oncoming global financial implosion. As the anti-White nonsense intensifies in European Christian nations, there is an intensification of the asset bubble price levels. Both the anti-White nonsense and the global asset bubbles are unsustainable. Somethings got to give and it will.

    White Core Americans are fueled by love and the anti-White rats are fueled by hate.

    Dire Straits Tunnel of Love:

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  102. Enochian says:

    Ahh, but the singular nature of the experience will ensure it stays in the student’s memories forever – so when you’re spending the rest of your life struggling to pay off student debt, wondering what the hell all that money was spent on, you can look back at this moment and think it was worth it.

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  103. Enochian says:
    @Tiny Duck
    Mock this all you want. It is the future. The youth of America recognize privilege and are committed to ending it.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ypQd197eKCA


    I don't think white makes realize how exhausting their presence is to People of Color. Just ask any Person of Color and you will realize the hell we put everyone through

    Tiny Duck, your parody of a 21st century liberal is biting and cruel, I love it! Don’t be discouraged from posting here here just because some people don’t get it.

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    I've long suspected Tiny Duck is just some White guy trolling, but I'm exhausted just thinking about it.
    , @Alfa158
    The problem is that it is the same old shtick, and people are getting bored. Satirical gems like the "exhausting people of color" routine are getting few and far apart for him.
    I have suggested that he can fill the market niche for commenters who are National Review, Republican National Committee style cucks, since we don't seem to get any of them on this site. He can use the pseudonym Giant Cuck instead of Tiny Duck but he doesn't seem to want to change his act. Maybe he's just too limited to imitate them. POC and progressives are at an even lower level of intellect than mainstream Republicans so they are easier to imitate.
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  104. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    At some point, PC just becomes self-parody.

    I recall Andrew O’Hehir of Salon arguing that Detroit was destroyed by white ‘racism’ that wanted to punish the city for its success with Motown.
    I dunno. The idea of all those whites running from Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, and Stevie Wonder(than from alarming rise in black crime and thuggery) sounds rather loopy.

    I wonder how O’Hehir would explain the departure of all these teachers, most of them white.
    Maybe they just want to punish young black ones for their success in Rap.

    https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2017/11/22/45-Pennsylvania-teachers-resign-due-to-student-violence/8361511330366/

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    https://www.salon.com/2013/07/27/why_the_right_hates_detroit/

    Richard Grenier offered a generation ago that film critics tend to live in a cinematographical culture; they believed you can learn all you need to know by going to the movies. There's an aspect of that there with his pop music aficionado's babble about Motown. The rest is common malice and stupidity.
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  105. Thomas says:
    @Anonymous
    The tunnel concept originates with West L.A.'s Simon Wiesenthal Center, one of the tackier down-market Holocaust museum; elementary school monsters may be found there any day, on field trips for teachers straining under emotional labors of home room.

    In fairness the Wiesenthal tunnel included NAM-accented voices or at least it did as recently as the mid 1990s

    The tunnel concept originates with West L.A.’s Simon Wiesenthal Center, one of the tackier down-market Holocaust museum; elementary school monsters may be found there any day, on field trips for teachers straining under emotional labors of home room.

    That’s what I figured, the “Museum of Tolerance” in Cheviot Hills. That’s where I first remember seeing one of these, and I assume it was the prototype.

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  106. anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Tiny Duck
    Because white makes colonized and plundered other people white countries are the more desiresble places to live

    Arabs colonized and plundered other people and their countries aren’t the most “desiresble” places to live.

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  107. dilys says:
    @War for Blair Mountain
    Off topic...follow up to my comments on Bluegrass music yesterday:

    Sublime Bluegrass:Ralph Stanely-Green Pastures in The Sky.....Wouldn’t you rather hear this blasting at 5pm in Hamtrack Michigan then the repellant Muslim call to prayer?......

    Blair Mt. #15:

    Your comment could retrospectively mark the beginning of a mass movement, that would take just enough courage: flashmobs singing in public places over the muezzin call. Beautiful, rehearsed performances, carefully chosen texts neither banal nor incendiary. Or a sole really brave musical woman could lift up her voice and sing alone. Whether women may sing or laugh is a huge fracture point between the two worlds.

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  108. Olorin says:

    The “Tunnel of Oppression” is this generation’s equivalent of the AIDS quilt in the 1990s:

    The peripatetic/road-trip-delivered guilt-and-redemption bacchanal and auto-da-fe.

    A Dionysian-Chosenite-Kerouacian-Roman mashup of truly Babylonian proportions.

    And so easy. Just go through it, weeping, and you’re saved. Far easier even than Scientology–what was it Zappa said about that, “Hold the tin cans and ascend to salvation”???

    I mean, even Scientology requires its adherents to conform to some sort of institutional or interpersonal pyramid scheme, which you climb up and can be busted back at any time.

    By contrast this is a lowest common denominator gantlet. A running of the bores.

    My brain is playing with ToO, as in ToO ToO sullied flesh…for our emo little hams. So resentful of and bored with and angry at and paralyzed by the horrible world that battens them about with privilege bought with others’ sweat and blood.

    Or as their lit’ry poster child wailed:

    Oh, that this too, too sullied flesh would melt,
    Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew,
    Or that the Everlasting had not fixed
    His canon ‘gainst self-slaughter! O God, God!
    How weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable
    Seem to me all the uses of this world!
    Fie on ’t, ah fie! ‘Tis an unweeded garden
    That grows to seed. Things rank and gross in nature
    Possess it merely. That it should come to this.

    In the past half century I’ve never seen a cultural moment more apt for the revival of dueling. Call it Campus Rapier Culture.

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    And so easy. Just go through it, weeping, and you’re saved . . . this is a lowest common denominator gantlet. A running of the bores.

     

    Well said. Budding SJWs who've grown up in places like my home state of Iowa are desperate to feel redeemed. As many other commenters have noted, they have to try harder than their coastal peers who grew up in more 'multicultural' environments, and they are more likely to be earnest true believers who crave catharsis. They're Pentacostals compared to the Ivy League Unitarians, yet again.

    PS: thanks for distinguishing between the traditional 'gantlet' and the now-assumed 'gauntlet'.

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  109. @Olorin
    Penn doesn't need a Tunnel of Oppression.

    They're doing just fine flogging grads with the redesign of the alumni magazine, which now resembles the circa-1990s Advocate or Utne Reader in both design and headlines.

    http://thepenngazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/1117_cover.gif

    http://thepenngazette.com/the-magazine/current-issue/

    The typeface at the bottom (“Wharton’s Forgotten Giant,” etc.) is called Bureau Grotesque, fittingly enough. It was, indeed, popular in the ’90s.

    Newsweek used it for many years:

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    Good catch.

    Always loathed the way the Bureau Grot family never seemed to kern. Like Scrabble tiles on a gingham plastic tablecloth at the cabin after somebody dropped the game board in the lake.

    Assuming oc that latter-day designers even bother or have an eye for it if they do.

    Prolly Penn didn't just grab Bureau Grot out of the late '80s/early '90s. Somebody got a CV line out of a "fresh new redesign" or such. With all the appropriate licensing fees of course.

    (Wasn't NBC (?) sued by Font Bureau a few years ago for infringing on the Bureau Grot patent or some such?)

    A reminder to those who are not typographic autists that Bureau Grotesque was developed IIRC for Newsweek precisely to resemble a 19th century yellow press sans serif. A "return to tradition" where the tradition was Madison Avenue and Fleet Street.

    It's out of the golden age of magazine designers making everything look trashy and sensational as they faced competition from cable TV for the masses' attention and the right tail increasingly turned to the Internet for information.

    That an Ivy League alumni magazine would make this design choice at this point struck me as telling.
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  110. Bill P says:
    @Anonymous
    The tunnel concept originates with West L.A.'s Simon Wiesenthal Center, one of the tackier down-market Holocaust museum; elementary school monsters may be found there any day, on field trips for teachers straining under emotional labors of home room.

    In fairness the Wiesenthal tunnel included NAM-accented voices or at least it did as recently as the mid 1990s

    I remember hearing about how Jewish kids at Jewish summer camp were subjected to plays put on by older kids (camp counselors) acting like Nazis and treating them like inmates. Maybe this tunnel of oppression thing was based on these plays, but instead of cultivating fear and hatred of the other it’s supposed to create a sense of guilt.

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    No wonder American Jewish liberals are so messed up. That's very psychologically unhealthy. One of the reasons why camp exists in the first place is to help children explore the outdoors and develop self-confidence in a strange and new place. Playing 'Jewish prisoner of the Nazis' is calculated to develop neurosis and will turn a bewildered kid into a quivering, frightened wreck--but a crazy, left-wing SJW quivering, frightened wreck. It's pure indoctrination of a sort that's unhealthy for the psyche.
    , @Raffler
    A Jewish classmate, now a dentist in San Francisco, introduced some undergraduates to concentration camp jokes. He said that the gallows humour was a coping mechanism. The jokes were pretty tame for any era, however today's oppressed children would cry foul and demand expulsions all around.

    "Today is sheet change day. Hut A will change sheets with Hut B, Hut C will change sheets with Hut D." (That one was used as a warm-up to set the tone.)

    "Today we will play sports. The Americans will play baseball on the baseball field. The English will play football on the football field. The Jews will play hopscotch on the minefield."
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  111. Not Raul says:
    @Bill P
    Liberal parents who send their kids to nicer urban/blue county schools aren't paying good money to have their kids screamed at by aggressive blacks.

    It's really that simple. Racial abuse is supposed to be directed at deplorables, and academics are just making sure that's happening.

    You hit the nail on the head.

    The elite have weaponized race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc. They want to use their weapons on the enemy — most of the rest of us. They certainly have no wish to turn their weapons on people whose lives matter — their children.

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  112. @Anonymous
    The tunnel concept originates with West L.A.'s Simon Wiesenthal Center, one of the tackier down-market Holocaust museum; elementary school monsters may be found there any day, on field trips for teachers straining under emotional labors of home room.

    In fairness the Wiesenthal tunnel included NAM-accented voices or at least it did as recently as the mid 1990s

    When I was a kid, my teachers had the high honor and distinct privilege of escorting us to the Holocaust memorial on Miami Beach.

    I always thought the hand statue was pretty damn kewl:

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  113. Not Raul says:
    @JimB
    The top tier universities have signed a $ 10 Billion development contract with Google-X to build a Tunnel of Oppression with facial recognition so the racial insults can be more personalized. It’s not yet in the beta phase. Also, scanning algorithms will be used to assess whether whites going through the tunnel are responding appropriately; if not they will are permanently placed on the Silicon Valley’s do-not-hire list for deplorables.

    Considering where we’re headed as a society, any laughter at this passage may be of the nervous, disquieting sort.

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  114. I didn’t find evidence that Texas A and M at College Station, TX (SAT range 1080-1330) hosts the Tunnel of Oppressors, but Texas A and M at Commerce, TX (SAT range 750-1050, not a typo ) proudly does.

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  115. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Perhaps the reasons this madness hasn’t spread to the top schools are because a) the kids there are smarter and spend more time studying, and b) the more elite schools have lower proportion of whites and higher proportion of Asians who tend not to be too political.

    Take University of Washington(UW) and Washington State (WSU) for example:

    UW: 49% white, 29% Asian, 9% hispanic, 9% multiracial, 3% black, 14% international (no tunnel)
    WSU: 64% white, 6% Asian, 15% hispanic, 8% multiracial, 4% black, 5% international (tunnel)

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  116. Not Raul says:
    @cornbeef
    Love the idea!

    I can only think of a few groups of institutions that aren't completely pozzed.

    1. Explicitly Catholic institutions
    2. Explicitly Evangelical institutions
    3. Military Acadamies
    4. Texas A&M
    5. BYU
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    https://the-american-catholic.com/2017/10/13/west-point-is-a-bad-joke/

    'Fraid West Point is in ruined condition. I'd blame BO (who is, without a doubt, content with a ruined military), but the rot appears to have set in a few years earlier.
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  117. Art Deco says:
    @Anon
    At some point, PC just becomes self-parody.

    I recall Andrew O'Hehir of Salon arguing that Detroit was destroyed by white 'racism' that wanted to punish the city for its success with Motown.
    I dunno. The idea of all those whites running from Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, and Stevie Wonder(than from alarming rise in black crime and thuggery) sounds rather loopy.

    I wonder how O'Hehir would explain the departure of all these teachers, most of them white.
    Maybe they just want to punish young black ones for their success in Rap.

    https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2017/11/22/45-Pennsylvania-teachers-resign-due-to-student-violence/8361511330366/

    https://www.salon.com/2013/07/27/why_the_right_hates_detroit/

    Richard Grenier offered a generation ago that film critics tend to live in a cinematographical culture; they believed you can learn all you need to know by going to the movies. There’s an aspect of that there with his pop music aficionado’s babble about Motown. The rest is common malice and stupidity.

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  118. @biz
    Small correction Steve:

    Texas State (San Marcos) is the flagship of the Texas State University system. It is not a 'Directional College' of the University of Texas.

    Texas has three statewide university systems, the University of Texas System (14 campuses with Austin flagship), the Texas A&M University System (9 campuses with College Station flagship), and the Texas State System (5 campuses).

    Steve is essentially correct in his assessment of Texas State vs. UT-Austin. You are being both pedantic and delusional if you think that Texas State University (formerly Southwest Texas State) is a “Flagship” of any system.

    The Texas State System is a haphazard collection of also-ran schools with no connection to each other except for some bureaucracy in Austin to administer them. I’m sure you feel that the University of Houston System, Texas Tech System and the University of North Texas System are not “state-wide’ but each of them is a better collection of schools than the one called “Texas State System”

    Steve nailed it, the Tunnel of Oppression is a way for the little guys to help puff out their diversity chests.

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  119. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    Obama had all sorts of executive orders concerning civil rights violations by universities.

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  120. anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Bill
    Indeed. The one thing that always works with bullies is to appear as non-threatening as possible and to yell "ouch!" really loud when he hits you. Wait, that's two things. Or is that the one thing (I mean two things, dammit!) that always works if you want to watch someone else to roger your wife? But why is the guy rogering your wife hitting you? I can never remember.

    And defending the guy that drives his car into a crowd of people on the grounds that the person he killed was overweight and therefore actually somehow responsible is going to win what exactly?

    And presenting yourself as a victim is a actually a really successful strategy in contemporary American society. I don’t know what world you’re living in.

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    The systemic oppression of 300 extra pounds of cupcakes and creamy lattes did it. Kind of poetic really, too much rubicund outrage on a hot summer's day and poof you're carrion.
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  121. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @cornbeef
    Love the idea!

    I can only think of a few groups of institutions that aren't completely pozzed.

    1. Explicitly Catholic institutions
    2. Explicitly Evangelical institutions
    3. Military Acadamies
    4. Texas A&M
    5. BYU

    Dude, Dr. Young (formerly poz prez of the U of Fucking Washington) is now the benevolent overlord of TAMU. SJWs are inside the wire here, everything is racing towards total convergence. He cancelled a white lives matter rally, but didn’t do shit about an AFAM prof who is on half a dozen youtube videos calling for literal white genocide. A&M is fucked, not even considering it’s about 85% Indian/Chinese/Petrostate foreign students now.

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  122. @cornbeef
    Love the idea!

    I can only think of a few groups of institutions that aren't completely pozzed.

    1. Explicitly Catholic institutions
    2. Explicitly Evangelical institutions
    3. Military Acadamies
    4. Texas A&M
    5. BYU

    Yeah, the list is pretty small and Not Raul is right about the military academies.

    However, I’m not expecting to find universities that aren’t anti-white, just looking for the least anti-white.

    I truly believe that a website/service that ranked colleges on this metric could be a force for good. Look at what happened at the University of Missouri. Their anti-white/PC garbage caused a huge drop in applications. An annual ranking of colleges would put constant pressure on these schools to back off or possibly lose business – and, let’s face it, they’re a business.

    Maybe I’ll set up something that’s more neutral sounding. Maybe I’ll rank colleges on how they don’t treat anybody different for any reason. Since all of the anger is directed at whites, this would be the same thing.

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    I think most students are not aware of dumb crap like Tunnel of Oppressors, and most that are aware just ignore it. These goofy "projects" command no real audience. Engineering profs and students don't expect the other students to come watch their class projects etc. because they have enough sense to know that trying to impress fools would simply waste their time and make them appear foolish. The fact that these idiots trot out this crap pretty well shows they have no sense.
    , @Pericles
    Some relevant factors would be number of grievance departments, number of grievance professors, grievance admins, and grievance student organizations; furthermore the budgets for all these shenanigans.
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  123. donut says:

    Even as president of the USA Clinton had low self esteem and deservedly so .

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  124. @Bleuteaux
    Steve doesn't mention any Catholic schools, of which I am an alumnus.

    A quick search does not find tunnels of oppression at Notre Dame, Georgetown. (Georgetown appears to have had a minor skit, somewhere, on campus, but not the real thing.)

    I did find them at St. John's University, Creighton, Loyola Marymount.

    Last, but not least, I find that my sewer of an alma matter hosted it, apparently while I was there circa the Bush years.

    I can't speak for public universities. But the virtue signalling at 2nd rate Catholic universities is at an 11, 365 days out of the year.

    The reason is the inferiority complex of administrators, bureaucrats and even academics is rather extreme. I saw this regularly. "We want to be more like Georgetown." This was even written into university documents.

    If you're from one part of the Rust Belt, running a Catholic school in another part of the Rust Belt, and you desperately want to get out and make it at a top Catholic leftist university, you need to flagellate as many of your white, practicing Catholic students as possible to get noticed.

    Bleu, Creighton and Loyola are Jesuit colleges and they are more woke. Notre Dame and Georgetown are barely Catholic in the truest sense.

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  126. Svigor says:

    Again, this is just wrong.

    What’s the world coming to, when we can’t even save the role of white racist man for white men?

    What’s next? All badwhites in movies and TV played by non-whites in whiteface?

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    What’s the world coming to, when we can’t even save the role of white racist man for white men?
     
    I don't know. Looking at these "Proud Boys", it seems we've even outsourced our white-supremacisting to Jews and Latins.
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  127. El Dato says:

    Wow SERE training for newcomers without the painful anus.

    Next up: Lybian Slave Auction Enactment (better not admit the ladies), Amon Goeth Theme Park or Zombie Apocalypse Survival Training?

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  128. @Anonymous
    OT: How about protests scuttling the Greg Schiano hire at Tennessee? No buggery in Knoxville.

    http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/21572440/protests-tennessee-reported-hiring-greg-schiano-head-coach

    It’s hard to be sure what to make of this. Despite Tennessee’s being a red state, its four cities, including Knoxville, are heavily liberal and Jewish (mostly crypto), and in Knoxville those people are the only ones organized enough to execute a well-coordinated smear campaign like this.

    This campaign may be motivated by anti-white-gentile animus, as I suspect, or by sudden moral panic about pedophilia (note: Schiano wasn’t even charged in the Penn State case). The former is more likely, in my judgment.

    I will be proved right if Schiano is booted in favor of a black.

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  129. @eah
    Fast 53 Prozent der Deutschen möchten auf keinen Fall Angela Merkel als Kanzlerin und knapp 73 Prozent noch weniger Martin Schulz, wie jetzt eine aktuelle Umfrage von Civey ermittelte -- more than half of Germans do not want Merkel to continue as Kanzlerin (73% do want Schulz of the SPD) -- Basler Zeitung über Merkel, die zwar „abgewählt“ – aber es „nicht begriffen und akzeptiert hat“ -- a Swiss newspaper is making fun of Merkel because she is clearly unpopular, failed to build a coalition, but refuses to recognize all of that and give up power.

    a Swiss newspaper is making fun of Merkel because she is clearly unpopular, failed to build a coalition, but refuses to recognize all of that and give up power.

    Na, was hat sie noch? Kein eigenes Kind usw…

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  130. @Matthew Kelly
    I generally refer to this as "backwater insecurity syndrome"--a desire to prove to the coastal/global elites that you're not some ignorant, unsophisticated bumpkin (despite having been born and raised in some backwater of a town) by going the extra mile with their sadistic/masochistic insanity. I guess it applies to colleges too.

    And they never understand that going that extra mile marks them as incorrigibly backwater in the eyes of the people they intend to impress.

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  131. @Tiny Duck
    Mock this all you want. It is the future. The youth of America recognize privilege and are committed to ending it.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ypQd197eKCA


    I don't think white makes realize how exhausting their presence is to People of Color. Just ask any Person of Color and you will realize the hell we put everyone through

    Ending privilege? What are you, An anti-Semite? For shame Duck, I will reporting you to the SPLC and the ADL immediately.

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  132. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Bill P
    I remember hearing about how Jewish kids at Jewish summer camp were subjected to plays put on by older kids (camp counselors) acting like Nazis and treating them like inmates. Maybe this tunnel of oppression thing was based on these plays, but instead of cultivating fear and hatred of the other it's supposed to create a sense of guilt.

    No wonder American Jewish liberals are so messed up. That’s very psychologically unhealthy. One of the reasons why camp exists in the first place is to help children explore the outdoors and develop self-confidence in a strange and new place. Playing ‘Jewish prisoner of the Nazis’ is calculated to develop neurosis and will turn a bewildered kid into a quivering, frightened wreck–but a crazy, left-wing SJW quivering, frightened wreck. It’s pure indoctrination of a sort that’s unhealthy for the psyche.

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  133. @Enochian
    Tiny Duck, your parody of a 21st century liberal is biting and cruel, I love it! Don't be discouraged from posting here here just because some people don't get it.

    I’ve long suspected Tiny Duck is just some White guy trolling, but I’m exhausted just thinking about it.

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  134. Tiny Duck says:
    @eah
    When imagining the social climate in America that will, in the future, surround white children as they grow up, none of this is funny. At all.

    It's funny when they just admit "nazi" means any white person still living

    (((David Klion)))

    Here, @nytimes, you may find this helpful -- Picture #1: A Nazi -- Picture #2: Nazi sympathizers

    Picture #1

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DPgNDS5WAAAgI2L.jpg

    Picture #2

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DPgNQPuXkAEf2Pv.jpg

    Triggered much?

    The truth hurts

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  135. @Svigor
    Again, this is just wrong.

    What's the world coming to, when we can't even save the role of white racist man for white men?

    What's next? All badwhites in movies and TV played by non-whites in whiteface?

    What’s the world coming to, when we can’t even save the role of white racist man for white men?

    I don’t know. Looking at these “Proud Boys”, it seems we’ve even outsourced our white-supremacisting to Jews and Latins.

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  136. OT – interesting informed analysis of a fake news story in the New York Times about the Russians hacking Brexit with Bots – https://blog.plan99.net/did-russian-bots-impact-brexit-ad66f08c014a
    Combination of corrupt pro-Remain/anti-Russian academics, and corrupt/credulous NYT reporters, looks like.

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  137. Alfa158 says:
    @Jus' Sayin'...

    "...ask any Person of Color and you will realize the hell we put everyone through"
     
    LOL. Very clever, TD, subtly making "we" reference "People of Color". You are good. I wish more people here recognized your clever lampooning of SJWs and their ilk. Maybe you need to be less subtle.

    Most of his humor is pretty stale now because he keeps repeating the same satirical jokes, but, you gotta admit:
    “I don’t think white makes realize how exhausting their presence is to People of Color. “
    is pretty hilarious.

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    “I don’t think white makes realize how exhausting their presence is to People of Color. “
    is pretty hilarious.
     
    Yet it seems our absence is worse.
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  138. Art Deco says:
    @Bleuteaux
    Steve doesn't mention any Catholic schools, of which I am an alumnus.

    A quick search does not find tunnels of oppression at Notre Dame, Georgetown. (Georgetown appears to have had a minor skit, somewhere, on campus, but not the real thing.)

    I did find them at St. John's University, Creighton, Loyola Marymount.

    Last, but not least, I find that my sewer of an alma matter hosted it, apparently while I was there circa the Bush years.

    I can't speak for public universities. But the virtue signalling at 2nd rate Catholic universities is at an 11, 365 days out of the year.

    The reason is the inferiority complex of administrators, bureaucrats and even academics is rather extreme. I saw this regularly. "We want to be more like Georgetown." This was even written into university documents.

    If you're from one part of the Rust Belt, running a Catholic school in another part of the Rust Belt, and you desperately want to get out and make it at a top Catholic leftist university, you need to flagellate as many of your white, practicing Catholic students as possible to get noticed.

    If I understand what’s going on, there are redoubts of Catholic education at Catholic University and Notre Dame. The rest of the research universities are lost accept for a residue. There are some seriously Catholic colleges, but they’re small and not very numerous (and several were founded in reaction to the 2d Vatican disaster). Steubenville’s the largest; it has about 2,500 students. Christendom has about 500.

    With the other 200 ‘Catholic’ colleges, there’s a residue – a couple-dozen regular clergy hanging around the campus or some such. Anthony Esolen recently decamped to a tiny college in New Hampshire when the behavior of the Dominicans who run Providence College persuaded him there really wasn’t a place for him there and his options were to take the offer or stay at Providence and hope he wouldn’t be fired on trumped-up charges ‘ere retirement. There very much was a place there for Dr. Esolen 20 years ago. Not now.

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    There are redoubts of Catholic education at Notre Dame?

    I guess there really is manna in the wilderness...

    To your next comment, when did the SJ go bad? They seemed okay at midcentury, but maybe I just don't know enough?
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  139. Art Deco says:
    @Buffalo Joe
    Bleu, Creighton and Loyola are Jesuit colleges and they are more woke. Notre Dame and Georgetown are barely Catholic in the truest sense.

    Georgetown’s a sewer. The charism of the Society of Jesus consists of single-malt scotch and sodomy.

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    Single-malt scotch is a step up from rum. Did they retire the lash, or is that still in use for Navy ROTC?
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  140. Alfa158 says:
    @Enochian
    Tiny Duck, your parody of a 21st century liberal is biting and cruel, I love it! Don't be discouraged from posting here here just because some people don't get it.

    The problem is that it is the same old shtick, and people are getting bored. Satirical gems like the “exhausting people of color” routine are getting few and far apart for him.
    I have suggested that he can fill the market niche for commenters who are National Review, Republican National Committee style cucks, since we don’t seem to get any of them on this site. He can use the pseudonym Giant Cuck instead of Tiny Duck but he doesn’t seem to want to change his act. Maybe he’s just too limited to imitate them. POC and progressives are at an even lower level of intellect than mainstream Republicans so they are easier to imitate.

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    Agreed. Tiny Duck's a complete imbecile who just wastes our time. At first it was hard to tell if he was serious or not, but his comments are so blatantly over the top now that he just looks retarded.

    I just put him on Ignore, and would suggest others do also. Having to wade through all the replies to his idiotic comments makes coming here less and less enjoyable. You're supposed to troll people you don't agree with, not the ones you do agree with.
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  141. Art Deco says:
    @Not Raul
    Sorry. The military academies are getting pozzed now.

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/cnn-just-because-air-force-academy-hoax-was-a-hoax-doesnt-me-we-dont-hate-you/

    https://the-american-catholic.com/2017/10/13/west-point-is-a-bad-joke/

    ‘Fraid West Point is in ruined condition. I’d blame BO (who is, without a doubt, content with a ruined military), but the rot appears to have set in a few years earlier.

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    Art,

    I'm only half way thru that article and the USA as a nation is almost done. This can only be described as a plan and by who I can only guess but the mission is clear.

    Destroy the united States from within.
    , @Not Raul
    West Point has probably been in decline since Westmoreland left.
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  142. I’m on the same wavelength as The Alarmist. Students at coastal and urban colleges predominantly come from backgrounds where the tunnel of hate was an everyday experience for whites walking through certain hallways or areas of their high schools, junior highs and elementary schools. And away from school, the sidewalks and shopping malls. They’d find nothing romantic or glamorous in reliving the experience of being assaulted by angry brown people for the crime of being white. Better to just develop a convenient amnesia about the blessings of diversity than to set up a reminder of black and Hispanic violence.

    So it makes sense that your have to head to the big square states to find concentrations of truly inexperienced white liberal kids whose scholastic careers were low on systemic dark on light violence, kids who find the idea of being abused by angry POC novel and intriguing.

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    You are right. The Tunnel of Oppression is where the off ramp from I–95 joins MLK blvd. in Baltimore. East coast kids just have to stroll along North Avenue or Cecil B. Moore Avenue or Adam Clayton Powell Blvd., etc, etc to get a taste of social justice.
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  143. I don’t think that those who are promoting this understand what they are creating. They are creating a resentful generation that hates each other guts.

    This is not going to end well.

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  144. @Art Deco
    https://the-american-catholic.com/2017/10/13/west-point-is-a-bad-joke/

    'Fraid West Point is in ruined condition. I'd blame BO (who is, without a doubt, content with a ruined military), but the rot appears to have set in a few years earlier.

    Art,

    I’m only half way thru that article and the USA as a nation is almost done. This can only be described as a plan and by who I can only guess but the mission is clear.

    Destroy the united States from within.

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  145. Cal Poly Pomona is mostly Asian, or at least the largest cohort is Asian, with very few blacks, though a decent population of Mexicans.

    In my years there, I don’t remember Cal Poly as a hotbed of White Genocide Progressivism. In fact it was mostly a commuter college featuring vast NFL-sized parking lots (I typically walked more than a mile both to and from class) and a sleepy campus life. If this was going on back then, I was utterly oblivious.

    Why do White people participate in these suicidal-genocidal exercises?

    Why do White people accept work, especially advertisement gigs, from the (((gaystream))) media when (((they))) do nothing but attack White people of normal sexuality?

    Whites are weird.

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  146. @Alfa158
    The problem is that it is the same old shtick, and people are getting bored. Satirical gems like the "exhausting people of color" routine are getting few and far apart for him.
    I have suggested that he can fill the market niche for commenters who are National Review, Republican National Committee style cucks, since we don't seem to get any of them on this site. He can use the pseudonym Giant Cuck instead of Tiny Duck but he doesn't seem to want to change his act. Maybe he's just too limited to imitate them. POC and progressives are at an even lower level of intellect than mainstream Republicans so they are easier to imitate.

    Agreed. Tiny Duck’s a complete imbecile who just wastes our time. At first it was hard to tell if he was serious or not, but his comments are so blatantly over the top now that he just looks retarded.

    I just put him on Ignore, and would suggest others do also. Having to wade through all the replies to his idiotic comments makes coming here less and less enjoyable. You’re supposed to troll people you don’t agree with, not the ones you do agree with.

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    Tiny ruins this site for me. I used to have him on Ignore or Block or whatever it was that made him disappear, and it was heaven, but that function disappeared on me and he came back. His commentary adds nothing to this blog.
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  147. @Tiny Duck
    Mock this all you want. It is the future. The youth of America recognize privilege and are committed to ending it.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ypQd197eKCA


    I don't think white makes realize how exhausting their presence is to People of Color. Just ask any Person of Color and you will realize the hell we put everyone through

    “I don’t think white makes realize how exhausting their presence is to People of Color.”

    Ah, Tiny, but I thought you ain’t no ways tired, you done come too far!

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  148. ia says:
    @AndrewR
    I am pretty sure you should study basic American civics. I am even more sure it is astoundingly ignorant of you to imply that "welfare" (aka welfare for poor people) is even close to being the biggest fiscal problem that needs reforming.
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    Interesting. So a budget whittled back to a discrete set of truly public goods would be around 70% smaller.
    , @AndrewR
    It is a sizeable chunk of government spending, but I was referring to fraudulent or otherwise wasteful welfare spending. I'm not against all welfare spending. Who is, besides the most autistic, unbathed libertarians? Even if we very liberally estimate that half of welfare spending could be cut without harming anyone, that is still dwarved by corporate welfare (100% of which is wasteful) and military spending (at least 75% of which could be eliminated without endangering our national security), to say nothing of the arcane banking chicanery few people can even begin to fully understand.
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  149. @anonymous
    I've been encouraged to adopt a "real handle" here. This Guy exemplifies some of my reasons for not doing so: still ruffled over some prior exchange on another thread, he has pounced on his foe when he next sees him. Unless everyone else now shows uncharacteristic discipline, the relevant commentary will have to be sifted out from the junk.

    Some of you folks need another hobby, maybe even your own website.

    I’ve been encouraged to adopt a “real handle” here. [commenter Guy de Champlagne] exemplifies some of my reasons for not doing so: still ruffled over some prior exchange on another thread, he has pounced on his foe when he next sees him. Unless everyone else now shows uncharacteristic discipline, the relevant commentary will have to be sifted out from the junk.

    No need for a handle, 4chan/8chan have the best content in the history of the internet and everyone there posts solely as Anonymous.

    That guy Guy de Champlagne is pretty weird. That kind of behavior has been on the rise in the unz.com era and especially so now that known commenters can bypass komment kontrol. Not much we can do about it except try to remain disciplined to not get drawn into spats and also (as you have done) call it out as bad behavior when people do it. Also, there is or used to be a feature to ignore certain commenters.

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  150. Glossy says:

    The Gauntlet of Ingratitude.

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  151. @Neoconned
    Nah Steve Texas State University is a real thing....and an extremely underrated college at that and arguably the best kept secret in Texas....

    It's roughly 45 min south of Austin off the 35 freeway in San Marcos Texas.... which is actually the fastest growing town in the entire USA....when I first visited there in early 2015 the population was about 45k. It's I think 70k or so now. I love that city.

    My ex lives there and is a former student.

    In 2015 I almost drowned in the the San Marcos River that flows thru the town. The college kids there use intertubes on the fast ass current . It's spring fed and very beautiful. There are herds of deer that run literally thru the middle of town.

    I've had more luck in that town w women in two lousy years than in the NOLA area in the past ten....

    The women are beautiful and the college, where LBJ went....is also beautiful in terms of views. Underrated and under the radar....and I'd like to keep it that way before more California transplants move in and drive rents sky freaking high in the South Austin area....

    San Marcos was so nice in the 80′s and 90′s. So was Gruene. I haven’t been there in a while. Fond memories.

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    In some ways it's still a small town....

    But the growth is there. You can still go to the bars and clubs downtown and my God the women.....I love Grins restaurant on the west side of the university....
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  152. fish says:
    @Tiny Duck
    Because white makes colonized and plundered other people white countries are the more desiresble places to live

    Ohs Tinys…..they yous goes agin

    -Brenderd Pytz

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  153. @Citizen of a Silly Country
    Yeah, the list is pretty small and Not Raul is right about the military academies.

    However, I'm not expecting to find universities that aren't anti-white, just looking for the least anti-white.

    I truly believe that a website/service that ranked colleges on this metric could be a force for good. Look at what happened at the University of Missouri. Their anti-white/PC garbage caused a huge drop in applications. An annual ranking of colleges would put constant pressure on these schools to back off or possibly lose business - and, let's face it, they're a business.

    Maybe I'll set up something that's more neutral sounding. Maybe I'll rank colleges on how they don't treat anybody different for any reason. Since all of the anger is directed at whites, this would be the same thing.

    I think most students are not aware of dumb crap like Tunnel of Oppressors, and most that are aware just ignore it. These goofy “projects” command no real audience. Engineering profs and students don’t expect the other students to come watch their class projects etc. because they have enough sense to know that trying to impress fools would simply waste their time and make them appear foolish. The fact that these idiots trot out this crap pretty well shows they have no sense.

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    True. STEM and some other majors - finance, etc. - don't really have to deal with this. But if we've learned anything, it's that we can't just ignore this silliness. It will creep into your world if you let it.

    I bet Silicon Valley thought that they had a pass until they didn't.
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  154. anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Citizen of a Silly Country
    Has anyone ever created a service that ranks universities on their level of PC/anti-white animus?

    I feel like that would be a great product that could help a lot of people and do a lot of good. I'd try it myself, but a) I'm not good at computers and b) my name would get out sooner or later and I'd lose my real job. However, this is a service just begging to be created.

    As someone with kids, I'd definitely take its ranking into consideration.

    The closest I can think of is Foundation for Individual Rights in Education: https://www.thefire.org/

    More of a free speech ranking so the correlation isn’t 1.0, but it’s something…

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  155. anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Bill
    Think about the faculty at one of these shitty places. They got their PhDs at much better places. They have wound up at shitty places, by and large, because they aren't that bright. They have heard and absorbed the cultural marxist stuff and are anxious about their position in the hierarchy. They want to demonstrate that they are smart and on the good guys' team and that they "get it." Their demonstration comes out as strained and oppressively mediocre because they are, well, mediocre and straining. They are the people who consume NPR/PBS and think they are consuming something high brow. They are one cut above high school teachers (who, obviously, have somewhat similar oddities).

    There is also the difference in the roles of the institutions. The top Ivies are in the business of training America's elites. As much as our elites come in for (deserved!!) criticism around here, they do actually have to be able to think and adapt. They need to know some things, have the courage to reason through ideas themselves, formulate plans, and act. As you move down the hierarchy of institutions, more and more they are training cubicle drones. These are people whose role is to mindlessly obey, to submit to whatever authority is offered no matter how stupid, to parrot corporate pablum to outsiders, etc. You want to inculcate entirely different habits and select out entirely different bad apples in that group.

    They are the people who consume NPR/PBS and think they are consuming something high brow.

    Ugh… it boggles my mind that people like that exist.

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  156. Yeah, the place where I am employed has one of these.

    https://rulinked.camden.rutgers.edu/event/1185182

    The first time I saw one of these being advertised a few years back, I just rolled my eyes. Now, frankly, it makes me clench my jaw a bit. This sort of thing has no potential for ending well. Guess these SJWs and GoodWhites will just have to learn this the hard way.

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  157. AnonAnon says:
    @40 Acres and A Kardashian
    Agreed. Tiny Duck's a complete imbecile who just wastes our time. At first it was hard to tell if he was serious or not, but his comments are so blatantly over the top now that he just looks retarded.

    I just put him on Ignore, and would suggest others do also. Having to wade through all the replies to his idiotic comments makes coming here less and less enjoyable. You're supposed to troll people you don't agree with, not the ones you do agree with.

    Tiny ruins this site for me. I used to have him on Ignore or Block or whatever it was that made him disappear, and it was heaven, but that function disappeared on me and he came back. His commentary adds nothing to this blog.

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  158. @Barnard
    Right, this is a very low class activity. I can't see the wealthy elite letting anyone scream at them like this.
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  159. Steve you’ve been on fire lately . Also , these trolls are a complete pathetic joke . We all know who they are . It’s good to be back .

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  160. syonredux says:

    Off-topic,

    SJW’s do not like how Melania has decorated the White House for Christmas:

    Forget the Upside Down. The real strangest thing of 2017 is that the White House has chosen to get into the Christmas spirit by making the Presidential residence look like a dark alternate dimension where everything is dying and all hope is lost. I mean, it’s definitely appropriate, but it’s still a bizarre decision.

    Granted, the hallway looks nicer when it’s fully lit up, although there’s still the problem that the decorations are so boring they make the White House way too white and unpleasant (cough). But the staff can’t leave the lights on all the time—and when they’re off, the nightmare becomes real, turning this spot into one of the scariest hallways in America.

    https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-white-houses-christmas-decorations-are-terrifying-1820771097

    I like the way that the First Lady has decorated the White House. For Trump, it’s surprisingly tasteful:

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    Forget the Upside Down. The real strangest thing of 2017 is that the White House has chosen to get into the Christmas spirit by making the Presidential residence look like a dark alternate dimension where everything is dying and all hope is lost. I mean, it’s definitely appropriate, but it’s still a bizarre decision.

     

    (It's called winter.)

    Or it might be that Beth Otherkin got a preview of the media entrance.

    https://twitter.com/StephGrisham45/status/934945910467031041
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  161. @Olorin
    The "Tunnel of Oppression" is this generation's equivalent of the AIDS quilt in the 1990s:

    The peripatetic/road-trip-delivered guilt-and-redemption bacchanal and auto-da-fe.

    A Dionysian-Chosenite-Kerouacian-Roman mashup of truly Babylonian proportions.

    And so easy. Just go through it, weeping, and you're saved. Far easier even than Scientology--what was it Zappa said about that, "Hold the tin cans and ascend to salvation"???

    I mean, even Scientology requires its adherents to conform to some sort of institutional or interpersonal pyramid scheme, which you climb up and can be busted back at any time.

    By contrast this is a lowest common denominator gantlet. A running of the bores.

    My brain is playing with ToO, as in ToO ToO sullied flesh...for our emo little hams. So resentful of and bored with and angry at and paralyzed by the horrible world that battens them about with privilege bought with others' sweat and blood.

    Or as their lit'ry poster child wailed:


    Oh, that this too, too sullied flesh would melt,
    Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew,
    Or that the Everlasting had not fixed
    His canon 'gainst self-slaughter! O God, God!
    How weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable
    Seem to me all the uses of this world!
    Fie on ’t, ah fie! 'Tis an unweeded garden
    That grows to seed. Things rank and gross in nature
    Possess it merely. That it should come to this.
     
    In the past half century I've never seen a cultural moment more apt for the revival of dueling. Call it Campus Rapier Culture.

    And so easy. Just go through it, weeping, and you’re saved . . . this is a lowest common denominator gantlet. A running of the bores.

    Well said. Budding SJWs who’ve grown up in places like my home state of Iowa are desperate to feel redeemed. As many other commenters have noted, they have to try harder than their coastal peers who grew up in more ‘multicultural’ environments, and they are more likely to be earnest true believers who crave catharsis. They’re Pentacostals compared to the Ivy League Unitarians, yet again.

    PS: thanks for distinguishing between the traditional ‘gantlet’ and the now-assumed ‘gauntlet’.

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    And to imagine, in 30 years we will be making movies about these days of running gauntlets by sneering POCs and shouting, redfaced professors.

    (To be shown during National Let's Never Do That Again weekend.)
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  162. Raffler says:
    @guest
    Why are they avoiding the responsibility to refer to such things as gauntlets? We played a game in elementary school gym class called Gauntlet, which consisted of individuals running between two single-file lines of their classmates pelting them with kickballs. I don't remember whether there was a point, but it was awesome.

    Come one, come all, and run the Gauntlet of Hate!

    Unless the Tunnel of Love, I mean Oppression has subtle sexual significance, in which case it would be more humiliating and therefore funnier. (To me.)

    The Gauntlet was a Clint Eastwood movie from his Sondra Locke period. Maybe Steve reviewed it?

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  163. anon says: • Disclaimer
    @anonymous
    I've been encouraged to adopt a "real handle" here. This Guy exemplifies some of my reasons for not doing so: still ruffled over some prior exchange on another thread, he has pounced on his foe when he next sees him. Unless everyone else now shows uncharacteristic discipline, the relevant commentary will have to be sifted out from the junk.

    Some of you folks need another hobby, maybe even your own website.

    I agree with your whole post but especially this part:

    Some of you folks need another hobby, maybe even your own website.

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  164. @Joe Schmoe
    I think most students are not aware of dumb crap like Tunnel of Oppressors, and most that are aware just ignore it. These goofy "projects" command no real audience. Engineering profs and students don't expect the other students to come watch their class projects etc. because they have enough sense to know that trying to impress fools would simply waste their time and make them appear foolish. The fact that these idiots trot out this crap pretty well shows they have no sense.

    True. STEM and some other majors – finance, etc. – don’t really have to deal with this. But if we’ve learned anything, it’s that we can’t just ignore this silliness. It will creep into your world if you let it.

    I bet Silicon Valley thought that they had a pass until they didn’t.

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    There are definitely poz beach heads everywhere. STEM is by no means exempt.
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  165. Raffler says:
    @Bill P
    I remember hearing about how Jewish kids at Jewish summer camp were subjected to plays put on by older kids (camp counselors) acting like Nazis and treating them like inmates. Maybe this tunnel of oppression thing was based on these plays, but instead of cultivating fear and hatred of the other it's supposed to create a sense of guilt.

    A Jewish classmate, now a dentist in San Francisco, introduced some undergraduates to concentration camp jokes. He said that the gallows humour was a coping mechanism. The jokes were pretty tame for any era, however today’s oppressed children would cry foul and demand expulsions all around.

    “Today is sheet change day. Hut A will change sheets with Hut B, Hut C will change sheets with Hut D.” (That one was used as a warm-up to set the tone.)

    “Today we will play sports. The Americans will play baseball on the baseball field. The English will play football on the football field. The Jews will play hopscotch on the minefield.”

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  166. Raffler says:
    @Art Deco
    Georgetown's a sewer. The charism of the Society of Jesus consists of single-malt scotch and sodomy.

    Single-malt scotch is a step up from rum. Did they retire the lash, or is that still in use for Navy ROTC?

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  167. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    The Northrop T-38 is a beautiful airplane, but the Antonov AN-2 is sublime.

    Is that about right??

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  168. Raffles says:
    @anonymous
    I've been encouraged to adopt a "real handle" here. This Guy exemplifies some of my reasons for not doing so: still ruffled over some prior exchange on another thread, he has pounced on his foe when he next sees him. Unless everyone else now shows uncharacteristic discipline, the relevant commentary will have to be sifted out from the junk.

    Some of you folks need another hobby, maybe even your own website.

    anonymous,
    You may want to go on hiatus periodically. Steve produces so much content that you can spend precious hours reading and researching issues and following links. Go away for a week or a month and then return to see if you still find value in the site.

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  169. @Ghost of Bull Moose
    Forget state colleges, this act should be on Broadway. They love shows where POCs portray white oppressors.

    Forget state colleges, this act should be on Broadway.

    Nah, too pricey, this act should be Off Broadway, hell, maybe Under Broadway. In fact, the tunnels are already down there! Not only that, but the producers won’t even have to bring in any acting talent, as there are already people in the subway yelling that shit at white people now.

    Won’t anybody but me think of the poor taxpayers funding this stuff!!? Now, if we could only get each incoming freshman in all US universities to visit NYC and ride the #2 Local.

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    It has to be better than Showtime. 'Teens' flying around on the bars of a moving subway car, babies and old people inches away from their swinging feet. Idiotic European tourists trying to 'connect' with 'NY culture' and feeding the pigeons with $5 bills.

    Black people routinely break tabu and start ranting in the subway system, white this-and-that, calling Asians 'cat-rats,' 'A-rabs' etc, identifying anyone by race reflexively. When you hear any commotion on the subway in NYC, you just know who will be involved- I have to say the women are much more volatile than the men in this regard. This is 20 years of riding the subway I'm referencing, I don't have any need to run down our African cousins. Good luck to'em. But it is what it is.

    Hectoring white people with racial comments on the train would be like a half hour on the Franklin Avenue shuttle.

    I think it plays big on Broadway: Edgy! Like the hit musical where everyone gets AIDS.
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  170. @Svigor

    No it’s not. So i would suggest more posts like that and less talking about how its OK to drive your car into a crowd of fat people because if they get killed you can’t prove it wasn’t their obesity that actually killed them.
     
    What's the difference between you, and a nagging leftist pretending to be a right-winger to criticize rightists? This finger-wagging nanny crap is all you ever post.

    Yeah, you’re right on that, Svigor, but he got this way by going to college. That’s where they also teach you stuff like how to use the REPLY button.

    ;-}

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  171. yeah says:
    @Tiny Duck
    Because white makes colonized and plundered other people white countries are the more desiresble places to live

    Tiny, c’mon man give us a break. I haven’t been able to make you out.

    Are you setting yourself up as a straw man? You definitely boost the argument of the side that wants to knock you down, so ridiculous are your straw man positions.

    Or are you some kind of troll? If so, whoever hired you did a very poor hiring job.

    Or perhaps you are just a cute little snowflake, afraid of mice and most men? If so, how come you fear/hate whites more than you fear non-whites?

    Or maybe you have simply swallowed everything that the ultra liberals and the other loons have fed you? Likely you overdosed? Maybe they crammed it in from both ends, eh?

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  172. @Tiny Duck
    Because white makes colonized and plundered other people white countries are the more desiresble places to live

    “Because white makes colonized and plundered other people white countries are the more desiresble places to live”

    Because white makes colonized and plundered other people white, countries are the more desiresble places to live.

    That’s racist of you, Tiny, to assert that white colonists make other people white and thus their countries are more desirable places to live. Wow just wow, literally shaking.

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  173. @War for Blair Mountain
    Off topic...follow up to my comments on Bluegrass music yesterday:

    Sublime Bluegrass:Ralph Stanely-Green Pastures in The Sky.....Wouldn’t you rather hear this blasting at 5pm in Hamtrack Michigan then the repellant Muslim call to prayer?......

    I didn’t read your comments on bluegrass but am a big fan.

    It sounds like a good plan … not a whole lot different from that Moslem high and lonesome sound anyway. I’d go with Alison Kraus’s I’ll Fly Away or perhaps the original Osborne Brothers’ Rocky Top:

    “Beans won’t grow at all on Rocky Top,
    dirt’s too rocky by far.
    That’s why all the folks on Rocky Top
    gets their hummus from a jar.

    “Once I had a girl on Rocky Top,
    half goat, the other half goat.
    wild as a ….

    … oh, man, I nearly LOLed myself to tears there …

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  174. @Bill
    That's an interesting comment. Are you saying that we are witnessing new group identities trying to be born? That's what ghost dancing was about, right?

    Per Wikipedia, “According to the teachings of the Northern Paiute spiritual leader Wovoka (renamed Jack Wilson), proper practice of the dance would reunite the living with spirits of the dead, bring the spirits of the dead to fight on their behalf, make the white colonists leave, and bring peace, prosperity, and unity to Indian peoples throughout the region.”

    Conservatives chant their old mantras of limited government, low taxes, and THE CONSTITUTION (their ghost-shirt) to resurrect Ronald Reagan and drive the godless heathens into the sea. Liberals screech about “Nazism” and “fascism” (neither of which survived World War 2) and pine for a newer, darker FDR to confiscate all the guns and turn us into a Scandinavian social democracy. Both are hilariously backward-looking. We no longer have the demographics or mean IQ for either ideal–perhaps we never did. The world has changed irrevocably, but the hunter-gatherers don’t have a lot of attractive options when the farmers show up.

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    But they didn't ghost dance before white man. It was a pan-Indian affair. It wasn't backward-looking, except in fantasy. It's like the imaginary "rights of Englishmen" the colonists were on about as they formed their identity.
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  175. Tinidril says:

    Liberal whites are like a Flagellant cult who are obsessed with loathing themselves publicly for virtue points. Pretty soon they will be walking around in packs flogging themselves and asking for penance. It is beyond absurd.

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  176. @ia
    Which ones are the worst?

    https://www.usgovernmentspending.com/united_states_total_spending_pie_chart

    Interesting. So a budget whittled back to a discrete set of truly public goods would be around 70% smaller.

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    "Both are hilariously backward-looking."

    As if the Alt Right's and Dark Enlightenment's trifecta of race realism, Orthodox Christianity, and a return to a patriarchal based, aristocratic led society is the panacea for our social ills.

    "We no longer have the demographics or mean IQ for either ideal–perhaps we never did."

    The ideals you presented assuredly have the demographics and mean IQ for further development and implementation. The problem is that your still rely on your outdated Southron moral compass for direction.
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  177. @Bill
    That's an interesting comment. Are you saying that we are witnessing new group identities trying to be born? That's what ghost dancing was about, right?

    I know the term only from a book called Blue Highways written by an Indian about his trip around America in a camper-pickup about 30 years back. He named his vehicle Ghost Dancing. I had thought that it just meant living in the past, but I see from the wiki link that the Indians wanted to connect spiritually with their long-dead ancestors from a better time to help them with today’s struggle.

    I figured that was what A-G meant. We can’t follow our old shredded law-and-order to stop the madness and Cold (with skirmishes) Civil War against us. Maybe we do have some of that “acting like it’s still 19XX” stuff in us, as Steve demonstrates about the left often.

    Edit, well A-G just explained also, while I was writing, but hey, my time is money – I’ll leave it up.

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    Contact Talha. We need to make the bluegrass muezzin happen.
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  178. Tom-in-VA says:
    @Patrick Sullivan
    I'm on the same wavelength as The Alarmist. Students at coastal and urban colleges predominantly come from backgrounds where the tunnel of hate was an everyday experience for whites walking through certain hallways or areas of their high schools, junior highs and elementary schools. And away from school, the sidewalks and shopping malls. They'd find nothing romantic or glamorous in reliving the experience of being assaulted by angry brown people for the crime of being white. Better to just develop a convenient amnesia about the blessings of diversity than to set up a reminder of black and Hispanic violence.

    So it makes sense that your have to head to the big square states to find concentrations of truly inexperienced white liberal kids whose scholastic careers were low on systemic dark on light violence, kids who find the idea of being abused by angry POC novel and intriguing.

    You are right. The Tunnel of Oppression is where the off ramp from I–95 joins MLK blvd. in Baltimore. East coast kids just have to stroll along North Avenue or Cecil B. Moore Avenue or Adam Clayton Powell Blvd., etc, etc to get a taste of social justice.

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  179. @Bleuteaux
    Steve doesn't mention any Catholic schools, of which I am an alumnus.

    A quick search does not find tunnels of oppression at Notre Dame, Georgetown. (Georgetown appears to have had a minor skit, somewhere, on campus, but not the real thing.)

    I did find them at St. John's University, Creighton, Loyola Marymount.

    Last, but not least, I find that my sewer of an alma matter hosted it, apparently while I was there circa the Bush years.

    I can't speak for public universities. But the virtue signalling at 2nd rate Catholic universities is at an 11, 365 days out of the year.

    The reason is the inferiority complex of administrators, bureaucrats and even academics is rather extreme. I saw this regularly. "We want to be more like Georgetown." This was even written into university documents.

    If you're from one part of the Rust Belt, running a Catholic school in another part of the Rust Belt, and you desperately want to get out and make it at a top Catholic leftist university, you need to flagellate as many of your white, practicing Catholic students as possible to get noticed.

    The Catholic church these days is just a giant shelter for illegal immigrants and shares the honor with the Lutheran Church as the #1 sponsor of Muslim refugees to the US.

    These are not your father’s Catholics.

    Or Lutherans.

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  180. Neoconned says:
    @Joe Schmoe
    San Marcos was so nice in the 80's and 90's. So was Gruene. I haven't been there in a while. Fond memories.

    In some ways it’s still a small town….

    But the growth is there. You can still go to the bars and clubs downtown and my God the women…..I love Grins restaurant on the west side of the university….

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  181. @Achmed E. Newman

    Forget state colleges, this act should be on Broadway.
     
    Nah, too pricey, this act should be Off Broadway, hell, maybe Under Broadway. In fact, the tunnels are already down there! Not only that, but the producers won't even have to bring in any acting talent, as there are already people in the subway yelling that shit at white people now.

    Won't anybody but me think of the poor taxpayers funding this stuff!!? Now, if we could only get each incoming freshman in all US universities to visit NYC and ride the #2 Local.

    It has to be better than Showtime. ‘Teens’ flying around on the bars of a moving subway car, babies and old people inches away from their swinging feet. Idiotic European tourists trying to ‘connect’ with ‘NY culture’ and feeding the pigeons with $5 bills.

    Black people routinely break tabu and start ranting in the subway system, white this-and-that, calling Asians ‘cat-rats,’ ‘A-rabs’ etc, identifying anyone by race reflexively. When you hear any commotion on the subway in NYC, you just know who will be involved- I have to say the women are much more volatile than the men in this regard. This is 20 years of riding the subway I’m referencing, I don’t have any need to run down our African cousins. Good luck to’em. But it is what it is.

    Hectoring white people with racial comments on the train would be like a half hour on the Franklin Avenue shuttle.

    I think it plays big on Broadway: Edgy! Like the hit musical where everyone gets AIDS.

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  182. @AndrewR
    Sailer, you deserve to be caned for using "flyover" in a non-ironic manner outside of quotation marks.

    Edit: Karlin too

    Sailer, you deserve to be caned for using “flyover” in a non-ironic manner outside of quotation marks.

    Flyover people are just as guilty of flying over their countrymen. Plenty of them hop on jets to a swamp in central Florida to visit a castrated rat in a fake castle. Others take off to Mexico or the Caribbean where they act marginally more sober than Brits do in Spain.

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  183. Ivy says:
    @MJMD
    ...its most telling aspect. The reason you won't see it at Harvard or Berkeley is that the level of one-upmanship in victim culture and greviance politics at those hothouses has reached such an extreme that you couldn't even find POC to play the role of "oppressors" in the tunnel without claiming that the whole thing was traumatizing to them. It's reached the point where a simple, practical role-playing exercise (however misguided in its intent) is now beyond them.

    “…a simple, practical role-playing exercise…

    Their exercise is turning out like the experience of the cat that chased its tail in ever-decreasing circles until it disappeared up its own ass. Film at 11:00.

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  184. MB says: • Website

    Hey, the Tunnel of O worked in Charlottesville.
    I mean Antifa/Black Lies Matter had to be doing something right if the colleges are jumping on it now.

    I think they left out the part about the clubs and bike locks though.

    Not to worry, somebody will post on Fakebook and catch them up.

    Remember, you heard it here first.
    The Alt Right despicables don’t miss a trick when the Ctrl-Left is debuting some old schtick.

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  185. Svigor says:

    Yeah, you’re right on that, Svigor, but he got this way by going to college. That’s where they also teach you stuff like how to use the REPLY button.

    ;-}

    Do they teach how to use it with javascript turned off? Because I haven’t figured that one out yet.

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  186. Pericles says:
    @The Alarmist
    Didn't they have something like that in the country formerly known as Rhodesia after Bobby Mugabe took over, but they actually killed people?

    I used to get that sort of treatment in an inner city school in the US, but the taunts and beatings visited on me from the PoC students were not even pretended to represent white racism ... it was good, old-fashioned racism, but I guess I deserved it for being born white. I just didn't know at the time that I deserved it. Ah, original sin!

    “Reminds me of right before we moved from Detroit.”

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    It wasn't Detroit, but it had a large AA population. My dad was a cop, so we had to live in the city, and I mouthed off at a nun and got thrown out of Catholic school, which cost me two years of beat-downs and fights.
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  187. Pericles says:
    @ayatollah1988
    This is like when my fourth grade teacher taught us about racism by playing a game where she arbitrarily divided the class into two groups during the class period and was nice to one group and mean to the other, for seemingly no reason. This was supposed to teach us something about White-Black race relations, apparently. Fortunately, I got a real education in race relations from the handful of Black kids we had at our school who were bused in from the ghetto. That same teacher was mean to them, and not just as part of a game designed to teach us a lesson. The teacher was just fed up with them because they were by far the worst behaved kids in the class.

    The fact that the tunnel of oppression reminded me of these sorts of lessons in grade school probably has something to do with why you don't find them at colleges full of smart kids. It's basically just SJW guilt-mongering but in a dumbed-down sort of way that would be palatable to a grade-school class.

    This is like when my fourth grade teacher taught us about racism by playing a game where she arbitrarily divided the class into two groups during the class period and was nice to one group and mean to the other, for seemingly no reason.

    “Miss, this means you’re The Man.”

    Lol, youth is wasted on the young. The working classes could have come together against capitalism (“Miss, you’re the only one making money off our labor in here – get her, she’s running for it!”) and as a finale, you could have staged a mock trial and execution of teach; don’t forget to make her confess fully and cry first. Denouement: the eternal snow days of the worker’s utopia.

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  188. Pericles says:
    @Anon
    I've notice this phenomenon of weaker higher ed institutions having even kookier SJW staff than their bigger brothers too. Perhaps it because the big guys get the more qualified unrep minorities leaving the academically weaker and thus more desperate staff-faculty-students at the weaker sisters? Places like Pullman and Boise are pretty conservative too, so maybe this gives the SJW staff more abilities to get in the faces of red staters too.

    The big brothers have kooks who produce, the lesser ones just have kooks.

    Better not ask about the purpose of having all these kooks around.

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  189. Pericles says:
    @anon
    And defending the guy that drives his car into a crowd of people on the grounds that the person he killed was overweight and therefore actually somehow responsible is going to win what exactly?

    And presenting yourself as a victim is a actually a really successful strategy in contemporary American society. I don't know what world you're living in.

    The systemic oppression of 300 extra pounds of cupcakes and creamy lattes did it. Kind of poetic really, too much rubicund outrage on a hot summer’s day and poof you’re carrion.

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  190. Pericles says:
    @Citizen of a Silly Country
    Yeah, the list is pretty small and Not Raul is right about the military academies.

    However, I'm not expecting to find universities that aren't anti-white, just looking for the least anti-white.

    I truly believe that a website/service that ranked colleges on this metric could be a force for good. Look at what happened at the University of Missouri. Their anti-white/PC garbage caused a huge drop in applications. An annual ranking of colleges would put constant pressure on these schools to back off or possibly lose business - and, let's face it, they're a business.

    Maybe I'll set up something that's more neutral sounding. Maybe I'll rank colleges on how they don't treat anybody different for any reason. Since all of the anger is directed at whites, this would be the same thing.

    Some relevant factors would be number of grievance departments, number of grievance professors, grievance admins, and grievance student organizations; furthermore the budgets for all these shenanigans.

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  191. Pericles says:
    @Alfa158
    Most of his humor is pretty stale now because he keeps repeating the same satirical jokes, but, you gotta admit:
    "I don’t think white makes realize how exhausting their presence is to People of Color. "
    is pretty hilarious.

    “I don’t think white makes realize how exhausting their presence is to People of Color. “
    is pretty hilarious.

    Yet it seems our absence is worse.

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  192. Pericles says:
    @syonredux
    Off-topic,

    SJW's do not like how Melania has decorated the White House for Christmas:

    Forget the Upside Down. The real strangest thing of 2017 is that the White House has chosen to get into the Christmas spirit by making the Presidential residence look like a dark alternate dimension where everything is dying and all hope is lost. I mean, it’s definitely appropriate, but it’s still a bizarre decision.
     

    Granted, the hallway looks nicer when it’s fully lit up, although there’s still the problem that the decorations are so boring they make the White House way too white and unpleasant (cough). But the staff can’t leave the lights on all the time—and when they’re off, the nightmare becomes real, turning this spot into one of the scariest hallways in America.
     
    https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-white-houses-christmas-decorations-are-terrifying-1820771097


    I like the way that the First Lady has decorated the White House. For Trump, it's surprisingly tasteful:

    https://media3.s-nbcnews.com/j/newscms/2017_48/2240456/ss-171127-white-house-christmas-mn-02_4deca01a51f1c6eb5112513fb705b0bd.nbcnews-ux-1024-900.jpg

    Forget the Upside Down. The real strangest thing of 2017 is that the White House has chosen to get into the Christmas spirit by making the Presidential residence look like a dark alternate dimension where everything is dying and all hope is lost. I mean, it’s definitely appropriate, but it’s still a bizarre decision.

    (It’s called winter.)

    Or it might be that Beth Otherkin got a preview of the media entrance.

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  193. Pericles says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    And so easy. Just go through it, weeping, and you’re saved . . . this is a lowest common denominator gantlet. A running of the bores.

     

    Well said. Budding SJWs who've grown up in places like my home state of Iowa are desperate to feel redeemed. As many other commenters have noted, they have to try harder than their coastal peers who grew up in more 'multicultural' environments, and they are more likely to be earnest true believers who crave catharsis. They're Pentacostals compared to the Ivy League Unitarians, yet again.

    PS: thanks for distinguishing between the traditional 'gantlet' and the now-assumed 'gauntlet'.

    And to imagine, in 30 years we will be making movies about these days of running gauntlets by sneering POCs and shouting, redfaced professors.

    (To be shown during National Let’s Never Do That Again weekend.)

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  194. Pericles says:
    @Citizen of a Silly Country
    True. STEM and some other majors - finance, etc. - don't really have to deal with this. But if we've learned anything, it's that we can't just ignore this silliness. It will creep into your world if you let it.

    I bet Silicon Valley thought that they had a pass until they didn't.

    There are definitely poz beach heads everywhere. STEM is by no means exempt.

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  195. Pericles says:

    A Tunnel of Oppression deserves a dignified torch march through it.

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  196. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Art Deco
    If I understand what's going on, there are redoubts of Catholic education at Catholic University and Notre Dame. The rest of the research universities are lost accept for a residue. There are some seriously Catholic colleges, but they're small and not very numerous (and several were founded in reaction to the 2d Vatican disaster). Steubenville's the largest; it has about 2,500 students. Christendom has about 500.

    With the other 200 'Catholic' colleges, there's a residue - a couple-dozen regular clergy hanging around the campus or some such. Anthony Esolen recently decamped to a tiny college in New Hampshire when the behavior of the Dominicans who run Providence College persuaded him there really wasn't a place for him there and his options were to take the offer or stay at Providence and hope he wouldn't be fired on trumped-up charges 'ere retirement. There very much was a place there for Dr. Esolen 20 years ago. Not now.

    There are redoubts of Catholic education at Notre Dame?

    I guess there really is manna in the wilderness…

    To your next comment, when did the SJ go bad? They seemed okay at midcentury, but maybe I just don’t know enough?

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  197. @Tiny Duck
    Mock this all you want. It is the future. The youth of America recognize privilege and are committed to ending it.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ypQd197eKCA


    I don't think white makes realize how exhausting their presence is to People of Color. Just ask any Person of Color and you will realize the hell we put everyone through

    “I don’t think white makes realize how exhausting their presence is to People of Color. Just ask any Person of Color and you will realize the hell we put everyone through”

    I suppose you meant to type “males” instead of “makes”. You manage to operate the shift key well enough to capitalize the reference to your boy-crush ethnic groups, so maybe you intended the misspelling.

    It’s a little hard to imagine how being exposed to the presence of white people could be “exhausting”, so I have to ask: where do you get this “we” shit, white man?

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  198. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Achmed E. Newman
    I know the term only from a book called Blue Highways written by an Indian about his trip around America in a camper-pickup about 30 years back. He named his vehicle Ghost Dancing. I had thought that it just meant living in the past, but I see from the wiki link that the Indians wanted to connect spiritually with their long-dead ancestors from a better time to help them with today's struggle.

    I figured that was what A-G meant. We can't follow our old shredded law-and-order to stop the madness and Cold (with skirmishes) Civil War against us. Maybe we do have some of that "acting like it's still 19XX" stuff in us, as Steve demonstrates about the left often.

    Edit, well A-G just explained also, while I was writing, but hey, my time is money - I'll leave it up.

    Contact Talha. We need to make the bluegrass muezzin happen.

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    I don't think we get along super well - that's probably my fault mostly. He may be too devout to want to substitute bluegrass for the normal Muzzie noises (Blair Mountain's cool idea), but I don't know. How could you not like waking up to the Wildwood Flower?

    Anyone here play stand-up bass? Then, we just need banjo and mandolin players. (I got guitar.)

    Feelin' high and lonesome, anyone? No, it's got to be both.
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  200. @ayatollah1988
    This is like when my fourth grade teacher taught us about racism by playing a game where she arbitrarily divided the class into two groups during the class period and was nice to one group and mean to the other, for seemingly no reason. This was supposed to teach us something about White-Black race relations, apparently. Fortunately, I got a real education in race relations from the handful of Black kids we had at our school who were bused in from the ghetto. That same teacher was mean to them, and not just as part of a game designed to teach us a lesson. The teacher was just fed up with them because they were by far the worst behaved kids in the class.

    The fact that the tunnel of oppression reminded me of these sorts of lessons in grade school probably has something to do with why you don't find them at colleges full of smart kids. It's basically just SJW guilt-mongering but in a dumbed-down sort of way that would be palatable to a grade-school class.

    Our teacher did this too, and I’ve always wondered what this is supposed to teach kids who are already bullying or getting bullied over being too thin, too fat, too smart, too dumb, wearing coke-bottle glasses…

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    Nah, I missed class that morning. I had been out drinking the night before, and ended up spending the night puking, then sleeping, in some kind of weird tunnel. I do remember waking up for a bit after being yelled all kind of names at. (I think that was the campus police.)
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    Nah, I missed class that morning. I had been out drinking the night before, and ended up spending the night puking, then sleeping, in some kind of weird tunnel. I do remember waking up for a bit after being yelled all kind of names at. (I think that was the campus police.)
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  201. @Rosamond Vincy
    Our teacher did this too, and I've always wondered what this is supposed to teach kids who are already bullying or getting bullied over being too thin, too fat, too smart, too dumb, wearing coke-bottle glasses...

    Nah, I missed class that morning. I had been out drinking the night before, and ended up spending the night puking, then sleeping, in some kind of weird tunnel. I do remember waking up for a bit after being yelled all kind of names at. (I think that was the campus police.)

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    In 4th grade? Whoa. DUDE.
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  202. @Rosamond Vincy
    Our teacher did this too, and I've always wondered what this is supposed to teach kids who are already bullying or getting bullied over being too thin, too fat, too smart, too dumb, wearing coke-bottle glasses...

    Nah, I missed class that morning. I had been out drinking the night before, and ended up spending the night puking, then sleeping, in some kind of weird tunnel. I do remember waking up for a bit after being yelled all kind of names at. (I think that was the campus police.)

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  203. @Achmed E. Newman
    Nah, I missed class that morning. I had been out drinking the night before, and ended up spending the night puking, then sleeping, in some kind of weird tunnel. I do remember waking up for a bit after being yelled all kind of names at. (I think that was the campus police.)

    In 4th grade? Whoa. DUDE.

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    I swear I wrote that, well "those" to Svigor to be humorous. Maybe he doesn't TAKE replies either, in addition to not MAKING replies due to his principled stand against javascript. That'd be just plain weird.

    Svigor, do you hear me now?

    [] Piss off!

    [] Yes, now piss off!

    [CLICK HERE WITH THE LEFT-MOST BUTTON ON THAT OVAL-SHAPED THING TIED TO YOUR COMPUTER WITH A WIRE]

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  204. @Tiny Duck
    Mock this all you want. It is the future. The youth of America recognize privilege and are committed to ending it.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ypQd197eKCA


    I don't think white makes realize how exhausting their presence is to People of Color. Just ask any Person of Color and you will realize the hell we put everyone through

    So now the mere existence of white males oppresses you? What you really want is for us to disappear from the face of the earth, don’t you?

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  205. AndrewR says:
    @ia
    Which ones are the worst?

    https://www.usgovernmentspending.com/united_states_total_spending_pie_chart

    It is a sizeable chunk of government spending, but I was referring to fraudulent or otherwise wasteful welfare spending. I’m not against all welfare spending. Who is, besides the most autistic, unbathed libertarians? Even if we very liberally estimate that half of welfare spending could be cut without harming anyone, that is still dwarved by corporate welfare (100% of which is wasteful) and military spending (at least 75% of which could be eliminated without endangering our national security), to say nothing of the arcane banking chicanery few people can even begin to fully understand.

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  206. @Rosamond Vincy
    In 4th grade? Whoa. DUDE.

    I swear I wrote that, well “those” to Svigor to be humorous. Maybe he doesn’t TAKE replies either, in addition to not MAKING replies due to his principled stand against javascript. That’d be just plain weird.

    Svigor, do you hear me now?

    [] Piss off!

    [] Yes, now piss off!

    [CLICK HERE WITH THE LEFT-MOST BUTTON ON THAT OVAL-SHAPED THING TIED TO YOUR COMPUTER WITH A WIRE]

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  207. @Anon
    Contact Talha. We need to make the bluegrass muezzin happen.

    I don’t think we get along super well – that’s probably my fault mostly. He may be too devout to want to substitute bluegrass for the normal Muzzie noises (Blair Mountain’s cool idea), but I don’t know. How could you not like waking up to the Wildwood Flower?

    Anyone here play stand-up bass? Then, we just need banjo and mandolin players. (I got guitar.)

    Feelin’ high and lonesome, anyone? No, it’s got to be both.

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    Neither high nor lonesome, but when you're ready to form that band, I'll feckin' LEARN to play stand-up bass and join you.

    After all, this guy makes it look easy.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kzb9IZcPrQE
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  208. Olorin says:
    @Stan Adams
    The typeface at the bottom ("Wharton's Forgotten Giant," etc.) is called Bureau Grotesque, fittingly enough. It was, indeed, popular in the '90s.

    Newsweek used it for many years:
    http://media.breitbart.com/media/2015/05/Newsweek-Monica-Lewinsky.jpg

    Good catch.

    Always loathed the way the Bureau Grot family never seemed to kern. Like Scrabble tiles on a gingham plastic tablecloth at the cabin after somebody dropped the game board in the lake.

    Assuming oc that latter-day designers even bother or have an eye for it if they do.

    Prolly Penn didn’t just grab Bureau Grot out of the late ’80s/early ’90s. Somebody got a CV line out of a “fresh new redesign” or such. With all the appropriate licensing fees of course.

    (Wasn’t NBC (?) sued by Font Bureau a few years ago for infringing on the Bureau Grot patent or some such?)

    A reminder to those who are not typographic autists that Bureau Grotesque was developed IIRC for Newsweek precisely to resemble a 19th century yellow press sans serif. A “return to tradition” where the tradition was Madison Avenue and Fleet Street.

    It’s out of the golden age of magazine designers making everything look trashy and sensational as they faced competition from cable TV for the masses’ attention and the right tail increasingly turned to the Internet for information.

    That an Ivy League alumni magazine would make this design choice at this point struck me as telling.

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    Apparently that lawsuit was settled.

    In 1999, as the nascent Internet revolution was gaining momentum and the mainstream media was beginning its long, painful slide toward irrelevance, I was a high-school newspaper geek. So I paid rapt attention when my local paper - The Miami Herald - switched to a narrower size (going from a 54- to a 50-inch web width, to save money on newsprint) and undertook a complete redesign.

    Cost savings were achieved by having the redesign done in-house. Evidently someone in the art department had a fetish for Bureau Grot:
    https://neilrogers.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/20010301-03-MH.jpg
    http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/7ysgmw/picture34665330/alternates/FREE_640/Evil%20Acts
    http://www.specxreef.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Paolo-Della-Casa-News.jpg

    (Note the cheap-looking shadow behind the nameplate.)

    At the time, I thought the new design looked pretty ugly. (I still do.)

    The "h" in "The" used to have a little tail, like the one in the NYT logo, but it was removed in 1996:
    http://flashbackmiami.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/ScanPro-300000784-1-920x400.jpg

    For the paper's one-hundredth-anniversary redesign in 2003, the Herald hired Mario Garcia, best known for his redesign of The Wall Street Journal. He pushed to convert the entire paper to a tabloid format. The editors refused, although they did switch the weekday living/entertainment section to tabloid format for a few years.

    This is what he came up with:
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-pnX6C189rrs/UBIgdL7zcTI/AAAAAAAAFss/eWtR2cO49F0/s1600/7-28-2005.jpg
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-qE0bSotWOyY/UBKG2ge9HCI/AAAAAAAAAdc/4UfPb4No-4c/s1600/7-29-05+Panel+Seizes+papers+-+Case+disclosed+allegations.jpg
    http://c8.alamy.com/comp/AKDR3B/miami-florida-herald-daily-newspaper-hurricane-katrina-headlines-new-AKDR3B.jpg

    "The" was removed from the nameplate in 2013, so what used to be The Miami Herald is now the Miami Herald:
    http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/fidel-castro-en/ds5d6k/picture117496783/alternates/FREE_640/castropage

    All of the McClatchy papers now use the same cookie-cutter format, developed by Garcia's firm:
    http://2015.typographics.com/assets/uploads/front_covers.jpg
    https://pxhst.co/avaxhome/ca/5e/004c5eca.jpg
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  209. Olorin says:
    @Achmed E. Newman
    I don't think we get along super well - that's probably my fault mostly. He may be too devout to want to substitute bluegrass for the normal Muzzie noises (Blair Mountain's cool idea), but I don't know. How could you not like waking up to the Wildwood Flower?

    Anyone here play stand-up bass? Then, we just need banjo and mandolin players. (I got guitar.)

    Feelin' high and lonesome, anyone? No, it's got to be both.

    Neither high nor lonesome, but when you’re ready to form that band, I’ll feckin’ LEARN to play stand-up bass and join you.

    After all, this guy makes it look easy.

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    Thanks so much for the intro to Steve n Seagulls; they are a treasure. This rendering of AC/DC's 'Thunderstruck' is Finnish-hillbilly epic:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4Ao-iNPPUc
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  210. Corvinus says:
    @The Anti-Gnostic
    Interesting. So a budget whittled back to a discrete set of truly public goods would be around 70% smaller.

    “Both are hilariously backward-looking.”

    As if the Alt Right’s and Dark Enlightenment’s trifecta of race realism, Orthodox Christianity, and a return to a patriarchal based, aristocratic led society is the panacea for our social ills.

    “We no longer have the demographics or mean IQ for either ideal–perhaps we never did.”

    The ideals you presented assuredly have the demographics and mean IQ for further development and implementation. The problem is that your still rely on your outdated Southron moral compass for direction.

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    "Assuredly?" Based on what example?
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  211. Not Raul says:
    @Art Deco
    https://the-american-catholic.com/2017/10/13/west-point-is-a-bad-joke/

    'Fraid West Point is in ruined condition. I'd blame BO (who is, without a doubt, content with a ruined military), but the rot appears to have set in a few years earlier.

    West Point has probably been in decline since Westmoreland left.

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  212. @Olorin
    Neither high nor lonesome, but when you're ready to form that band, I'll feckin' LEARN to play stand-up bass and join you.

    After all, this guy makes it look easy.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kzb9IZcPrQE

    Thanks so much for the intro to Steve n Seagulls; they are a treasure. This rendering of AC/DC’s ‘Thunderstruck’ is Finnish-hillbilly epic:

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    You're welcome.

    Little known fact: Finns were America's original hillbilly rednecks, predating the Ulster Scots hillfolk by half a century or more and having begun out-radiation from New Sweden even prior to the "Quaker Invasion" of 1683.

    See Terry Jordan's work on the material culture of New Sweden and its movement out of those centers. Also some of CA Weslager's. Jordan documents the original references to the "piney" and "hillbilly" characters as having distinctly Forest Finn material culture characteristics.

    I was taught that the main difference between Fenno-Scandian and Ulster Scots hillbilly music was that the former tended toward minor key. I don't know whether that's true, however.

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  213. More academic consciousness-lowering:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-02ycM9KcK4

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  214. @Corvinus
    "Both are hilariously backward-looking."

    As if the Alt Right's and Dark Enlightenment's trifecta of race realism, Orthodox Christianity, and a return to a patriarchal based, aristocratic led society is the panacea for our social ills.

    "We no longer have the demographics or mean IQ for either ideal–perhaps we never did."

    The ideals you presented assuredly have the demographics and mean IQ for further development and implementation. The problem is that your still rely on your outdated Southron moral compass for direction.

    “Assuredly?” Based on what example?

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    Based on God's example that His people, from Mestizos and Somalis to Kenyans and the Vietnamese, have been given the ability to reason and apply the universal principles life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

    James 3:17--But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.
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  215. @Olorin
    Good catch.

    Always loathed the way the Bureau Grot family never seemed to kern. Like Scrabble tiles on a gingham plastic tablecloth at the cabin after somebody dropped the game board in the lake.

    Assuming oc that latter-day designers even bother or have an eye for it if they do.

    Prolly Penn didn't just grab Bureau Grot out of the late '80s/early '90s. Somebody got a CV line out of a "fresh new redesign" or such. With all the appropriate licensing fees of course.

    (Wasn't NBC (?) sued by Font Bureau a few years ago for infringing on the Bureau Grot patent or some such?)

    A reminder to those who are not typographic autists that Bureau Grotesque was developed IIRC for Newsweek precisely to resemble a 19th century yellow press sans serif. A "return to tradition" where the tradition was Madison Avenue and Fleet Street.

    It's out of the golden age of magazine designers making everything look trashy and sensational as they faced competition from cable TV for the masses' attention and the right tail increasingly turned to the Internet for information.

    That an Ivy League alumni magazine would make this design choice at this point struck me as telling.

    Apparently that lawsuit was settled.

    In 1999, as the nascent Internet revolution was gaining momentum and the mainstream media was beginning its long, painful slide toward irrelevance, I was a high-school newspaper geek. So I paid rapt attention when my local paper – The Miami Herald – switched to a narrower size (going from a 54- to a 50-inch web width, to save money on newsprint) and undertook a complete redesign.

    Cost savings were achieved by having the redesign done in-house. Evidently someone in the art department had a fetish for Bureau Grot:

    http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/7ysgmw/picture34665330/alternates/FREE_640/Evil%20Acts

    (Note the cheap-looking shadow behind the nameplate.)

    At the time, I thought the new design looked pretty ugly. (I still do.)

    The “h” in “The” used to have a little tail, like the one in the NYT logo, but it was removed in 1996:

    For the paper’s one-hundredth-anniversary redesign in 2003, the Herald hired Mario Garcia, best known for his redesign of The Wall Street Journal. He pushed to convert the entire paper to a tabloid format. The editors refused, although they did switch the weekday living/entertainment section to tabloid format for a few years.

    This is what he came up with:

    “The” was removed from the nameplate in 2013, so what used to be The Miami Herald is now the Miami Herald:

    http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/fidel-castro-en/ds5d6k/picture117496783/alternates/FREE_640/castropage

    All of the McClatchy papers now use the same cookie-cutter format, developed by Garcia’s firm:

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  216. JackOH says:
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    This has the flavor of a religious revival, and those are always lower-class affairs.
     
    There is a lot of ghost-dancing going on these days.

    White conservatives drape their Constitutional prayer shawls over their shoulders while reverently reciting the 14th Amendment, like it's still their country or something. The loony Left frantically exorcizes Nazi demons, like it's still 1926 in Berlin. You always see this sort of behavior as the old paradigm fades.

    Anti-Gnostic, hat’s off to you. Yours is among the half-dozen or so comments I’ve read the past 2+ years here that damn near twisted my head around.

    (FWIW-I used the phrase “purblind, religious ferocity” in a recent private letter to a local newspaper editor to summarize the attitude of some of the electorate. I’ve dabbled off and on for years with the idea that our rational-sounding public discourse (all those studies and policy papers and what-not) are actually cover for “theological dogma” of some sort and primal interests.

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    Thank you for the kind words.
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  217. Corvinus says:
    @The Anti-Gnostic
    "Assuredly?" Based on what example?

    Based on God’s example that His people, from Mestizos and Somalis to Kenyans and the Vietnamese, have been given the ability to reason and apply the universal principles life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

    James 3:17–But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.

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    "Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" mean as many different things as there are cultures, which is why there's no consensus on them in a multicultural polity. Ask St. James if you're at liberty to marry a man or get an abortion.

    You're about as rigorous a thinker as John Lennon.
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  218. @Corvinus
    Based on God's example that His people, from Mestizos and Somalis to Kenyans and the Vietnamese, have been given the ability to reason and apply the universal principles life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

    James 3:17--But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.

    “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” mean as many different things as there are cultures, which is why there’s no consensus on them in a multicultural polity. Ask St. James if you’re at liberty to marry a man or get an abortion.

    You’re about as rigorous a thinker as John Lennon.

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    “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” mean as many different things as there are cultures, which is why there’s no consensus on them in a multicultural polity."

    The consensus as to what each one means comes from the will of the people. Which was no different than in colonial times with the unwashed masses of Germans and Scandinavians within the English midst.

    "Ask St. James if you’re at liberty to marry a man or get an abortion."

    Touche.
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  219. @Pericles
    "Reminds me of right before we moved from Detroit."

    It wasn’t Detroit, but it had a large AA population. My dad was a cop, so we had to live in the city, and I mouthed off at a nun and got thrown out of Catholic school, which cost me two years of beat-downs and fights.

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  220. Corvinus says:
    @The Anti-Gnostic
    "Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" mean as many different things as there are cultures, which is why there's no consensus on them in a multicultural polity. Ask St. James if you're at liberty to marry a man or get an abortion.

    You're about as rigorous a thinker as John Lennon.

    “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” mean as many different things as there are cultures, which is why there’s no consensus on them in a multicultural polity.”

    The consensus as to what each one means comes from the will of the people. Which was no different than in colonial times with the unwashed masses of Germans and Scandinavians within the English midst.

    “Ask St. James if you’re at liberty to marry a man or get an abortion.”

    Touche.

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  221. @JackOH
    Anti-Gnostic, hat's off to you. Yours is among the half-dozen or so comments I've read the past 2+ years here that damn near twisted my head around.

    (FWIW-I used the phrase "purblind, religious ferocity" in a recent private letter to a local newspaper editor to summarize the attitude of some of the electorate. I've dabbled off and on for years with the idea that our rational-sounding public discourse (all those studies and policy papers and what-not) are actually cover for "theological dogma" of some sort and primal interests.

    Thank you for the kind words.

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  222. Olorin says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist
    Thanks so much for the intro to Steve n Seagulls; they are a treasure. This rendering of AC/DC's 'Thunderstruck' is Finnish-hillbilly epic:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4Ao-iNPPUc

    You’re welcome.

    Little known fact: Finns were America’s original hillbilly rednecks, predating the Ulster Scots hillfolk by half a century or more and having begun out-radiation from New Sweden even prior to the “Quaker Invasion” of 1683.

    See Terry Jordan’s work on the material culture of New Sweden and its movement out of those centers. Also some of CA Weslager’s. Jordan documents the original references to the “piney” and “hillbilly” characters as having distinctly Forest Finn material culture characteristics.

    I was taught that the main difference between Fenno-Scandian and Ulster Scots hillbilly music was that the former tended toward minor key. I don’t know whether that’s true, however.

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  223. Bill says:
    @The Anti-Gnostic
    Per Wikipedia, "According to the teachings of the Northern Paiute spiritual leader Wovoka (renamed Jack Wilson), proper practice of the dance would reunite the living with spirits of the dead, bring the spirits of the dead to fight on their behalf, make the white colonists leave, and bring peace, prosperity, and unity to Indian peoples throughout the region."

    Conservatives chant their old mantras of limited government, low taxes, and THE CONSTITUTION (their ghost-shirt) to resurrect Ronald Reagan and drive the godless heathens into the sea. Liberals screech about "Nazism" and "fascism" (neither of which survived World War 2) and pine for a newer, darker FDR to confiscate all the guns and turn us into a Scandinavian social democracy. Both are hilariously backward-looking. We no longer have the demographics or mean IQ for either ideal--perhaps we never did. The world has changed irrevocably, but the hunter-gatherers don't have a lot of attractive options when the farmers show up.

    But they didn’t ghost dance before white man. It was a pan-Indian affair. It wasn’t backward-looking, except in fantasy. It’s like the imaginary “rights of Englishmen” the colonists were on about as they formed their identity.

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