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From the Washington Post on Wednesday:

Signs saying ‘it’s okay to be white’ found at Maryland high school
By Donna St. George November 1

Fliers saying “it’s okay to be white” were found taped to the exterior doors of a Maryland high school Wednesday morning, apparently as part of an effort to spark racial division.

The principal at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring sent a letter home to families informing them that the signs were discovered on 10 doors at 5:45 a.m. and removed by staff before students arrived for ­classes.

“We are taking this seriously and are investigating this incident,” wrote Renay Johnson, the school’s principal. “Our research so far has indicated that this may be part of a concerted national campaign to foment racial and political tension in our school and community. The same flier was posted in other cities and communities this week.”

Johnson described the school community as “smart, diverse and inclusive” and said it would not “fall victim to attempts to divide us.”

“We are committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for every student,” the principal’s letter said.

At the University of Alberta in Canada, one of the posters appeared Tuesday outside the school’s Native Studies department, according to a media report. That came a day after a racist jack-o’-lantern was left outside the same academic office.

“Messaging or displays that target or marginalize any individuals or groups will not be tolerated,” the president of the University of Alberta, David Turpin, said in a statement.

From the Washington Post on Friday:

‘It’s okay to be white’ signs and stickers appear on campuses and streets across the country
By Janell Ross November 3 at 10:07 PM

Posters proclaiming “IT’S OKAY TO BE WHITE” have been appearing on college campuses and on city streets across the country this week, prompted by an anonymous chat-room comment that suggested the message would feed social unrest and sway white Americans to far-right ideologies.

Since Tuesday, the posters have been spotted in Rocky River, Ohio; at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn.; at Tulane University in New Orleans; at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Md.; around college-campus rich Cambridge, Mass., including the Harvard Yard and at the University of Alberta in Canada. In most cases, schools and cities have pulled the posters down, but the message has continued to spread in images and hashtags across Twitter and other social media platforms, even prompting a related Know Your Meme entry detailing its Internet origins and cultural backstory.

The signs began as a suggestion on the online chat space 4chan last month, a kind of Internet prank laced with ennui and cynicism about race and white identity in modern-day America. …

In the period just after the 2016 election, investigators with the Southern Poverty Law Center documented a surge in posters and recruitment activity by white-nationalist organizations on 150 college and university campuses. …

The sense that white Americans have become the lone group in America unable to attend to group interests shows up in those 4chan chat threads and Twitter timelines, too. …

The factual basis for claims that white Americans are collectively suffering is difficult to find. On average, they continue to enjoy better income, personal wealth reserves, health, health care, housing, schools than any other group.

Asians <> “group,” apparently.

White Americans also make up 90 percent of the nation’s elected officials despite making up about 61 percent of the total population.

At Concordia College, one of the campuses where the “IT’S OKAY TO BE WHITE” placards and stickers were found this week, removed them.

 
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  1. But saying whites should be killed doesn’t spark racial division. Got it. Note to self: kill self first thing tomorrow.

    • Replies: @Scarecrow
    Got it! It's on my list of things to do ASAP.
  2. Here, let me try to help out. How about….”Is it okay to be white?”

    • Replies: @jon

    ”Is it okay to be white?”
     
    This would be a good follow-up once the current meme runs its course.
    , @ic1000
    Only an ignoramus would imagine that it's OK to be white.
  3. The factual basis for claims that white Americans are collectively suffering is difficult to find.

    But that isn’t what the sign said, is it?

    • Replies: @guest
    That's the brilliance of the sign. Because they know it lends objective support to the Bad Guys, as a Marxist might say, so they go off to shoot down what it thinks are the Bad Guys' arguments. Being who they are, they focus on the Woe Is Me tactic, or argumentum ex debilitas.

    But the sign merely says it's okay to be white. Treating it as if it says anything else, including "it currently sucks to be white, therefore whites need more power," is playing the sign's game.

    , @AndrewR
    No, but WaPo's goal is to delegitimize the sign's message, and how better to do that then to make context-free, if not outright false, claims about how whites ostensibly have it so good.
    , @Forbes
    So the election Narrative of shrinking middle class jobs due to off-shoring globalization causing redneck hillbillies to self-medicate with opioids voting for Trump was just a case of ankle-biting media blame-casting...

    Or last week's fake news...

    Got it.
  4. The horror, the sheer horror of ‘It’s Okay to be White” signs! Run to thy safe space “minorities”!

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    "Thy" is singular. When addressing a group, thou must always say "your."
  5. There is a beautiful simplicity and directness to the meme that is fundamentally refreshing. No wonder it resonates with so many.

  6. Hats off to 4chan, this was a brilliant troll job. I hope it has legs.

    • Agree: TomSchmidt
  7. @Buffalo Joe
    Here, let me try to help out. How about...."Is it okay to be white?"

    ”Is it okay to be white?”

    This would be a good follow-up once the current meme runs its course.

    • Agree: res
    • Replies: @Erik L
    or "fine! It's not okay to be white". See if those cause a problem
  8. anon • Disclaimer says:

    Renay Johnson, the school’s principal. “Our research so far has indicated that this may be part of a concerted national campaign to foment racial and political tension in our school and community.

    Not to put too fine a point on it, “Renay”, but I think it’s already been fomenting for awhile now. Kind of strange how you’re just now getting anti-fomentation all of a sudden.

    • Replies: @guest
    When it's fomented by their side, it doesn't count as fomentation. That's just the course of nature, like tides or the sun rising in the east. When the Bad Guys do something, *that's* fomentation.

    Remember, history ended a while ago. They won, for all time. You can't just start history up again. That's unnatural.
  9. I know most people here, including me, don’t do activism but how much effort would it take to print off a dozen off these and surreptitiously post them around town?

    Just remember to wear a hoodie when you do it.

    • Replies: @Bubba
    Can I wear a white hoodie or is that racist?
  10. “It’s okay to be white” is the greatest bit of trolling I have ever seen. Its bordering on being milquetoast enables the statement to do a better job of highlighting the extent that anti white hatred and ethnomasochism permeates our modern institutions than would substituting “white” for any of the other self pride statement regularly expounded by other groups. Great job.

    • Agree: AndrewR
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    It is pretty ingenious, and probably the best thing I have seen from the /pol/ realm. I think this could work at getting more Nicholas Christakis and Bret Weinstein types to wake up and realize that there are dealing with people who have lost hold of reality.
    , @Opinionator
    This stuff is beyond Richard Spencer's ability to grasp.
  11. Whoever is behind this campaign really gets how the game is played. The only way to oppose this is to implicitly say “no, it’s not okay to be white.”

    • Replies: @Intelligent Dasein

    The only way to oppose this is to implicitly say “no, it’s not okay to be white.”
     
    Which is why I wouldn't rule out the possibility of this being yet another hate hoax. Forcing Goodwhites to say "it's not okay to be white" has been the goal all along. Also, the MO is entirely in keeping with the established patterns of the hate hoax industry. Taping provocative fliers to schoolroom doors just isn't something that any serious Rightist ever does.

    But like most other hate hoaxes to date, this one seems likely to backfire. The idea that it is morally condemnable not to say "it's not okay to white"---i.e. the notion that one should be punished simply for refusing to take the cuck-bait---is a bridge too far. The anti-white forces have dangerously overestimated their own strength, even as the internal logic of their position has compelled them to this impossible extreme. Had they any real and attainable political goals, they would have quit while they were ahead. However, since their only objectives are to humiliate and parasitize Whites, they are incapable of stopping their propagandistic onslaughts.
  12. • Replies: @Not Raul
    "Go back into your hole." LOL!

    Suggestion: from now on, November 1st is National White Genocide Awareness Day

  13. The next step is to put up some “it’s okay to be black” signs on the same campuses.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    The next step is to put up some “it’s okay to be black” signs on the same campuses.

    Will the administrations order the campus police to tear down the "It's okay to be black" signs posted on bulletin boards?
  14. “I’m a proud black man,” said the black man.
    “I’m a proud Asian man,” said the Asian man.
    “It’s okay to be White,” said the racist.

    (Borrowed from another web site)

    • Replies: @englishmike

    “I am sorry but if you are a white man you don’t get to define what racism is, you really don’t.”
     
    Nigerian novelist, Chimamanda Adichie to R Emmett Tyrrell, editor of American Spectator, on BBC "Newsnight", November 2016.
  15. Unless I am completely confused, part of Montgomery Blair is a rather “diverse” school, and part of it is a highly selective science magnet program that is probably the best public school program in Montgomery County, and, I’m surmising, Maryland.

    (I might be way out of date though…)

    • Replies: @anonguy

    Unless I am completely confused, part of Montgomery Blair is a rather “diverse” school, and part of it is a highly selective science magnet program that is probably the best public school program in Montgomery County, and, I’m surmising, Maryland.
     
    It was a crown jewel in MoCo public schools as recently as several years ago, at which point I moved from the area.

    Schools in MoCo have this exalted status, they are a sacred icon. I guess way back in the Mouseketeers era or something, it was a Lake Wobegon sort of place with these terrific public schools and now they spend gobs of money trying to continue this with an extraordinarily diverse and increasingly economically challenged population.

    They actually do a bang up job all things considered, but they have tons of money to do it.

    But yeah, Blair is definitely not any old HS in MoCo.

  16. It’s not okay to be white, but it is okay to be green with envy towards people who are white if you a black.

  17. The enemy’s overreaction is great.

  18. Well if you’re too white (unless you’re an albino) you should see a doctor. Also works for yellow. Not sure about black or brown.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    Well if you’re too white (unless you’re an albino*) you should see a doctor. Also works for yellow. Not sure about black or brown.
     
    If you turn black or brown, you could also be coming down with something. I wouldn't pass it off as just the common cold.**

    If you turn yellow, yes, it could be jaundice, so there's lots of colors that you may turn that could be early warning signs. Purple is a big no-no. This makes me wonder how Oriental people know they have jaundice.

    Staying the same color is A-OK.

    .
    .
    .
    * ... or you are Michael Jackson, in which case you should have seen a different kind of doctor.

    ** I'm not a doctor, so don't SUE me, even if you can find me!
  19. @TheBoom
    "It's okay to be white" is the greatest bit of trolling I have ever seen. Its bordering on being milquetoast enables the statement to do a better job of highlighting the extent that anti white hatred and ethnomasochism permeates our modern institutions than would substituting "white" for any of the other self pride statement regularly expounded by other groups. Great job.

    It is pretty ingenious, and probably the best thing I have seen from the /pol/ realm. I think this could work at getting more Nicholas Christakis and Bret Weinstein types to wake up and realize that there are dealing with people who have lost hold of reality.

    • Replies: @TheBoom
    There are a lot of whites who don't feel comfortable touting the wonders of the white race but who also aren't ethno masochists. They tend not to want to focus too much on the anti white hate that is so prevalent and prefer to talk about how they love everyone. "It's okay to be white" being treated as the equivalent of burning a cross on a lawn might well be just the thing to wake some of them up to what the future is going to be like for their descendants if dramatic changes aren't made.
  20. The factual basis for claims that white Americans are collectively suffering is difficult to find. On average, they continue to enjoy better income, personal wealth reserves, health, health care, housing, schools than any other group.

    Sapir-Whorf Theorem – if you don’t name a concept that concept doesn’t inform your thinking.

    White Heritage. America’s public and social capital was built up by White Americans, one generation bequeathing it to the next. That wealth, that social and public capital, is being stolen by newly arrived minorities who are treated as equal beneficiaries.

    Even the framing of the report, the difficulty of finding low status in various metrics completely ignores the heritage, the inheritance, which is being stolen. No name for that concept hence no ability to even think about it.

    • Replies: @guest
    There is a name for the concept: White Death.

    If journalists don't know it, that's because they're ignoramuses. (Tell me something I don't know.)
    , @AndrewR
    An average leftist might respond: "that wealth was stolen via genocide, slavery, colonialism, etc"

    Also, the idea that some people deserve more peace and prosperity than others based "solely on an accident of birth" strikes many leftists as "gross."
    , @Teach1
    I'm thinking "oxymoron-immigrants" is a good handle for the newcomers who are demanding access to the successes and resources built by white America (accomplished by individual responsibility and achievements) while tearing it down.
  21. • Replies: @Forbes
    "Rumours unconfirmed" because media reporting gossip and hearsay involves no legwork to confirm facts.
  22. This has been brilliant and effective but please beware of subversion attempts involving changing the message, especially to something provocative or less defensible.
    This simple poster has forced wealthy journalism majors at mainstream media organs to admit openly that they honestly hate white people as such. It did that through its simplicity. Normies are being awakened by this. It will be interesting to compare this civil piece of paper to whatever Antifa does in twenty cities tomorrow.

    • Replies: @Opinionator
    This has been brilliant and effective but please beware of subversion attempts involving changing the message, especially to something provocative or less defensible.

    Yes. Beware of Richard Spencer.
  23. “The factual basis for claims that white Americans are collectively suffering is difficult to find.”

    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=white+male+suicide

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    A possible response:

    "Many white people have not yet learned that a loss of white privilege and white supremacy doesn't mean oppression. Also, many men suffer from toxic masculinity which drives them to destructive behaviors instead of seeking constructive solutions to their perceived problems."
  24. The factual basis for claims that white Americans are collectively suffering is difficult to find. On average, they continue to enjoy better income, personal wealth reserves, health, health care, housing, schools than any other group.

    Whilst it is true that, for the average of the white aggregate, Human Dvelopment Indices (HDI) have been rising it obscures the fact that the White Working Class (WWC) has suffered an unprecedented peace time collapse in life expectancy. The white middle/upper class has continued to enjoy improved HDIs, as have Asian-, Hispanic-, and African-Americans.

    The moral collapse of the WWC has been put down to “diseases of despair”, chronicled by Breaking Bad. White privilege, indeed.

  25. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    White Americans also make up 90 percent of the nation’s elected officials despite making up about 61 percent of the total population.

    There’s a damn good reason for this. The white majority has been diluted by mass immigration of Mexican peasants and other low IQ immigrants. These newcomers are not leadership material. These newcomers are also less likely to speak English fluently and that makes getting elected difficult.

    Also the 61% figure for the white population is the low number that excludes all sorts of relatively pale face peoples who identify as white but are not European e.g. Lebanon, Iran, Turkey, Armenia etc and all of the lighter Arabs and Hispanics. These people ARE getting elected in places like New Hampshire! Sununu, Shaheen et al…

    • Replies: @bartok

    Also the 61% figure for the white population is the low number that excludes all sorts of relatively pale face peoples who identify as white but are not European e.g. Lebanon, Iran, Turkey, Armenia etc
     
    Don't forget pale Khazars.
    , @res
    Has anyone checked whether they are using different metrics of "whiteness" to generate the 90% and 61% numbers? That would be par for the course.

    It looks like this is the source of this idea: https://wholeads.us/electedofficials/

    Of course all the graphics on that page are much less offensive than "It's okay to be white." And not at all divisive.
  26. So has a single journalist yet thought to ask a school administrator: “so are you saying it’s not ok to be white?”

  27. Apparently the plan is to gradually reduce the number of words until the libs are getting triggered by a blank sheet of white paper.

    • Replies: @Bitfu
    Now that is funny!
    , @yeah
    "Apparently the plan is to gradually reduce the number of words until the libs are getting triggered by a blank sheet of white paper."

    Wow, brilliant! Really, it would be fun to see how the media and the libtards react to a campaign of mixed posters, some blank and some with the "It is Ok to be..." message. They will be pulling out their hair, screaming and yelling, jumping up and down. Maybe the fossils on Supreme Court will be called upon to decide whether or not a blank sheet of paper constitutes "hate speech".

    Yeah, sock it to them with blank sheets of paper!
    , @res
    Any reference? That makes sense given that the slogan continues to work as you remove the words one by one from the beginning.
    , @minimalist
    Genius!
    A good next step would be to try posting simply

    IT'S OKAY
    , @dr kill
    And an excellent plan it is.
  28. @Thomas
    Whoever is behind this campaign really gets how the game is played. The only way to oppose this is to implicitly say "no, it's not okay to be white."

    The only way to oppose this is to implicitly say “no, it’s not okay to be white.”

    Which is why I wouldn’t rule out the possibility of this being yet another hate hoax. Forcing Goodwhites to say “it’s not okay to be white” has been the goal all along. Also, the MO is entirely in keeping with the established patterns of the hate hoax industry. Taping provocative fliers to schoolroom doors just isn’t something that any serious Rightist ever does.

    But like most other hate hoaxes to date, this one seems likely to backfire. The idea that it is morally condemnable not to say “it’s not okay to white”—i.e. the notion that one should be punished simply for refusing to take the cuck-bait—is a bridge too far. The anti-white forces have dangerously overestimated their own strength, even as the internal logic of their position has compelled them to this impossible extreme. Had they any real and attainable political goals, they would have quit while they were ahead. However, since their only objectives are to humiliate and parasitize Whites, they are incapable of stopping their propagandistic onslaughts.

    • Replies: @guest
    If it's a hate hoax, it's the dumbest hate hoax ever. (On an international political scale, at least. On an individual scale, there are probably hate hoaxers who ended up in jail, or maybe even dead.)
    , @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Which is why I wouldn’t rule out the possibility of this being yet another hate hoax.
     
    Hmm. You should shorten your handle to Dasein. ;)

    First, this wasn’t a ham-fisted one-off like hate hoaxes usually are. Many people in many locations were required to pull it off. Second, the message itself doesn’t help leftists in any way. It’s a simple truth, benignly stated. And because of that, it’s a loaded trap for the Left to trip (and it worked).

    Taping provocative fliers to schoolroom doors just isn’t something that any serious Rightist ever does.
     
    Not true. Identity Evropa, for example, has had a sticker/flyer campaign going on for quite some time. The messages are pro-white (not anti-‘other’) and use Classical imagery and positive slogans. (IE uses more pointed messages in live demonstrations.) They are put in places the Left also uses to spread street-level propaganda, not merely “schoolroom doors.” Turf matters. Campaigns like this provide support to like-minded pro-whites while simultaneously provoking institutional and ‘community’ response to further drop their mask of goals of ‘equality.’

    Like commenter Boomstick wrote, Phase 2 of the “Okay To Be White” campaign should have visually identical “It’s Okay To Be Black” stickers placed in the same locations to test expressed institutional/community attitude toward the modified message. Compare and contrast.
    , @Rod1963
    How can it be hateful to state "it's okay to be white"? No mentally healthy white would disagree with it.

    Yet you do.


    Taping provocative fliers to schoolroom doors just isn’t something that any serious Rightist ever does.
     
    It's about making the turf of the enemy your own. This is the equivalent of pissing in the SWJ's Wheaties. What they can do, we can do.

    Academia and even public schooling is ground zero for anti-white indoctrination. It's time we threw it back on those white professional cucks that have turned the education establishment into a cult indoctrination center.

    And they've gotten more PR than you or Sailer ever will. I saw a local Los Angeles news channel cover it yesterday. All they could do is bring on some ethnics and stupid white professional cucks to condemn it as "racist" and "divisive". IOW no real response.

    And that's great. Force the good whites into a corner and make them show their true anti-white colors and genocidal urges. These people are evil and need to be exposed for the monsters they are.
    , @ic1000
    > Which is why I wouldn’t rule out the possibility of this being yet another hate hoax.

    It's formally possible that the original poster was a hoaxer, an idiotic own-goal hoaxer. In that case, unlike other instances of Pokémon Points copycats, Posters 2 through N aren't playing by the OP's rules.
    , @AndrewR
    "Hate hoaxes" require actual signs of hate: racial slurs, nooses, swastikas. Only extremely mentally ill people could call this sign hateful.

    Btw, tell me what kind of activism you, presumably a "serious Rightist," are doing, and why a "serious Rightist" would not post this flier.

  29. Meanwhile in Canada — I guess they paid more attention to the five o’clock shadow than the lipstick and blue hair.

    https://twitter.com/navyhato/status/926654917271470080

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Meanwhile in Canada — I guess they paid more attention to the five o’clock shadow than the lipstick and blue hair.
     
    Well, yes. In Montreal, blue means "Toronto".
    , @Anonymous
    Despite the red lipstick, I'd say this dude is a notch more masculine than Pajama Boy.
    , @guest
    What was the shape of the device they chastised it with, I wonder.
    , @Roderick Spode
    "It's humiliating" says the man in lipstick and a bondage collar
  30. They keep using variations on “target,” which is I guess related to where these things are posted as opposed to the message. I keep wondering why they linger on the target aspect, but I guess it’s as simple as their desire to pass off such messages as violence. Then we can have speech codes, because the other side being able to communicate is Not Okay.

    If you invade their Safe Spaces with violence disguised as speech, they investigate it, and you go to jail? I dunno about the third part. What is the fruit of these investigations? They expel you for…something. Wrongthink? Or do they actually arrest you for harassment/terroristic threats/littering?

    They talk about it like it’s a criminal offense, anyway. Innocuous notes with at least superficially neutral messages.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    I'm pretty sure it would count as simple vandalism. It can't be legal to just post fliers on door that don't belong to you without authorization. Of course, they're making it sound like these fliers are all GTK;RWN
  31. @Anonymous
    White Americans also make up 90 percent of the nation’s elected officials despite making up about 61 percent of the total population.

    There's a damn good reason for this. The white majority has been diluted by mass immigration of Mexican peasants and other low IQ immigrants. These newcomers are not leadership material. These newcomers are also less likely to speak English fluently and that makes getting elected difficult.

    Also the 61% figure for the white population is the low number that excludes all sorts of relatively pale face peoples who identify as white but are not European e.g. Lebanon, Iran, Turkey, Armenia etc and all of the lighter Arabs and Hispanics. These people ARE getting elected in places like New Hampshire! Sununu, Shaheen et al...

    Also the 61% figure for the white population is the low number that excludes all sorts of relatively pale face peoples who identify as white but are not European e.g. Lebanon, Iran, Turkey, Armenia etc

    Don’t forget pale Khazars.

  32. @anon

    The factual basis for claims that white Americans are collectively suffering is difficult to find.
     
    But that isn't what the sign said, is it?

    That’s the brilliance of the sign. Because they know it lends objective support to the Bad Guys, as a Marxist might say, so they go off to shoot down what it thinks are the Bad Guys’ arguments. Being who they are, they focus on the Woe Is Me tactic, or argumentum ex debilitas.

    But the sign merely says it’s okay to be white. Treating it as if it says anything else, including “it currently sucks to be white, therefore whites need more power,” is playing the sign’s game.

  33. @eah
    Meanwhile in Canada -- I guess they paid more attention to the five o'clock shadow than the lipstick and blue hair.

    https://twitter.com/navyhato/status/926654917271470080

    Meanwhile in Canada — I guess they paid more attention to the five o’clock shadow than the lipstick and blue hair.

    Well, yes. In Montreal, blue means “Toronto”.

    • Replies: @Ivy
    Labatt Blue beer in Toronto.

    Montreal may prefer to hoist a Brador.
  34. Funny, nobody (except me) criticizes whites for inventing “marriage equality”.

    That would be the killer app. But nobody ever uses it.

  35. @TheBoom
    "It's okay to be white" is the greatest bit of trolling I have ever seen. Its bordering on being milquetoast enables the statement to do a better job of highlighting the extent that anti white hatred and ethnomasochism permeates our modern institutions than would substituting "white" for any of the other self pride statement regularly expounded by other groups. Great job.

    This stuff is beyond Richard Spencer’s ability to grasp.

  36. Like their badge says, “/pol/ nothing is beyond our reach”:

    https://twitter.com/MikeTokes/status/926615892506525697

  37. @J.Ross
    This has been brilliant and effective but please beware of subversion attempts involving changing the message, especially to something provocative or less defensible.
    This simple poster has forced wealthy journalism majors at mainstream media organs to admit openly that they honestly hate white people as such. It did that through its simplicity. Normies are being awakened by this. It will be interesting to compare this civil piece of paper to whatever Antifa does in twenty cities tomorrow.

    This has been brilliant and effective but please beware of subversion attempts involving changing the message, especially to something provocative or less defensible.

    Yes. Beware of Richard Spencer.

    • Replies: @guest
    You have an unhealthy obsession.
  38. @eah
    Meanwhile in Canada -- I guess they paid more attention to the five o'clock shadow than the lipstick and blue hair.

    https://twitter.com/navyhato/status/926654917271470080

    Despite the red lipstick, I’d say this dude is a notch more masculine than Pajama Boy.

  39. If the SPLC is inclined to run up the score, it will count every single such flyer as a separate “hate crime”.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    If the SPLC is inclined to run up the score, it will count every single such flyer as a separate “hate crime”.
     
    That works for me - then their hate maps will become useful for navigation ... so long as they include all Southern barbeque joints, as I imagine they will .. that is a must for me, the pulled-pork barbeque places.
  40. @Bard of Bumperstickers
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccTPxCX2FEM&t=0s

    “Go back into your hole.” LOL!

    Suggestion: from now on, November 1st is National White Genocide Awareness Day

    • Replies: @helena
    European Genocide Awareness Day? EGAD!
  41. “The factual basis for claims that white Americans are collectively suffering is difficult to find. On average, they continue to enjoy better income, personal wealth reserves, health, health care, housing, schools, than any other group.”

    Firstly, this is off topic. The sign says it’s okay to be white. That’s all.

    But since you brought it up, white people aren’t content merely to be better off than other groups. You’re the ones who keep bringing up the Gap. We don’t care that much about it. Despite what you think, our lives don’t revolve around Lording it over what we take to be lesser humans.

    We want to be better than we are. We want to be as good as we were, and to make up for lost ground. If we stayed the same and the living conditions of blacks, for instance, got worse, it wouldn’t make us feel better by comparison. We compare ourselves to ourselves.

  42. @anon
    Renay Johnson, the school’s principal. “Our research so far has indicated that this may be part of a concerted national campaign to foment racial and political tension in our school and community.

    Not to put too fine a point on it, "Renay", but I think it's already been fomenting for awhile now. Kind of strange how you're just now getting anti-fomentation all of a sudden.

    When it’s fomented by their side, it doesn’t count as fomentation. That’s just the course of nature, like tides or the sun rising in the east. When the Bad Guys do something, *that’s* fomentation.

    Remember, history ended a while ago. They won, for all time. You can’t just start history up again. That’s unnatural.

  43. @Intelligent Dasein

    The only way to oppose this is to implicitly say “no, it’s not okay to be white.”
     
    Which is why I wouldn't rule out the possibility of this being yet another hate hoax. Forcing Goodwhites to say "it's not okay to be white" has been the goal all along. Also, the MO is entirely in keeping with the established patterns of the hate hoax industry. Taping provocative fliers to schoolroom doors just isn't something that any serious Rightist ever does.

    But like most other hate hoaxes to date, this one seems likely to backfire. The idea that it is morally condemnable not to say "it's not okay to white"---i.e. the notion that one should be punished simply for refusing to take the cuck-bait---is a bridge too far. The anti-white forces have dangerously overestimated their own strength, even as the internal logic of their position has compelled them to this impossible extreme. Had they any real and attainable political goals, they would have quit while they were ahead. However, since their only objectives are to humiliate and parasitize Whites, they are incapable of stopping their propagandistic onslaughts.

    If it’s a hate hoax, it’s the dumbest hate hoax ever. (On an international political scale, at least. On an individual scale, there are probably hate hoaxers who ended up in jail, or maybe even dead.)

  44. @Opinionator
    This has been brilliant and effective but please beware of subversion attempts involving changing the message, especially to something provocative or less defensible.

    Yes. Beware of Richard Spencer.

    You have an unhealthy obsession.

    • Replies: @Opinionator
    Not healthy. Healthy.
  45. @TangoMan
    The factual basis for claims that white Americans are collectively suffering is difficult to find. On average, they continue to enjoy better income, personal wealth reserves, health, health care, housing, schools than any other group.

    Sapir-Whorf Theorem - if you don't name a concept that concept doesn't inform your thinking.

    White Heritage. America's public and social capital was built up by White Americans, one generation bequeathing it to the next. That wealth, that social and public capital, is being stolen by newly arrived minorities who are treated as equal beneficiaries.

    Even the framing of the report, the difficulty of finding low status in various metrics completely ignores the heritage, the inheritance, which is being stolen. No name for that concept hence no ability to even think about it.

    There is a name for the concept: White Death.

    If journalists don’t know it, that’s because they’re ignoramuses. (Tell me something I don’t know.)

  46. @eah
    Meanwhile in Canada -- I guess they paid more attention to the five o'clock shadow than the lipstick and blue hair.

    https://twitter.com/navyhato/status/926654917271470080

    What was the shape of the device they chastised it with, I wonder.

  47. @Not Raul
    "Go back into your hole." LOL!

    Suggestion: from now on, November 1st is National White Genocide Awareness Day

    European Genocide Awareness Day? EGAD!

    • LOL: silviosilver
  48. @Johnny Smoggins
    I know most people here, including me, don't do activism but how much effort would it take to print off a dozen off these and surreptitiously post them around town?

    Just remember to wear a hoodie when you do it.

    Can I wear a white hoodie or is that racist?

  49. @Boomstick
    The next step is to put up some “it’s okay to be black” signs on the same campuses.

    The next step is to put up some “it’s okay to be black” signs on the same campuses.

    Will the administrations order the campus police to tear down the “It’s okay to be black” signs posted on bulletin boards?

    • Replies: @TheBoom
    "Will the administrations order the campus police to tear down the “It’s okay to be black” signs posted on bulletin boards?"

    They might be torn down because "okay" isn't a strong enough statement about the wonders of blackness and blacks. "Good" should be used at the minimum and "great" is likely to turn out to be the correct level of acceptable enthusiasm.

  50. ‘I’m Okay, You’re Okay (Unless You Are White)’

  51. @Anonymous
    It is pretty ingenious, and probably the best thing I have seen from the /pol/ realm. I think this could work at getting more Nicholas Christakis and Bret Weinstein types to wake up and realize that there are dealing with people who have lost hold of reality.

    There are a lot of whites who don’t feel comfortable touting the wonders of the white race but who also aren’t ethno masochists. They tend not to want to focus too much on the anti white hate that is so prevalent and prefer to talk about how they love everyone. “It’s okay to be white” being treated as the equivalent of burning a cross on a lawn might well be just the thing to wake some of them up to what the future is going to be like for their descendants if dramatic changes aren’t made.

  52. @Steve Sailer
    The next step is to put up some “it’s okay to be black” signs on the same campuses.

    Will the administrations order the campus police to tear down the "It's okay to be black" signs posted on bulletin boards?

    “Will the administrations order the campus police to tear down the “It’s okay to be black” signs posted on bulletin boards?”

    They might be torn down because “okay” isn’t a strong enough statement about the wonders of blackness and blacks. “Good” should be used at the minimum and “great” is likely to turn out to be the correct level of acceptable enthusiasm.

  53. White Americans also make up 90 percent of the nation’s elected officials despite making up about 61 percent of the total population.

    This probably sounded impressive in the author’s mind, but my reactions to it are:

    1) Wow, 61%? That low? I thought maybe 65% or more.

    2) There’s a natural lag, given that the non-white population is younger, on average.

    • Replies: @anonymous

    2) There’s a natural lag, given that the non-white population is younger, on average.
     
    Additionally, a higher proportion of non-whites are not citizens, and in many cases are not even legal residents. Therefore, they don't vote. At least they should not be voting.
    , @AndrewR
    61% is using the most exclusive common definition, which excludes people like Ricky Martin and Jorge Ramos.
  54. White Americans also make up 90 percent of the nation’s elected officials despite making up about 61 percent of the total population.

    At Concordia College, one of the campuses where the “IT’S OKAY TO BE WHITE” placards and stickers were found this week, removed them.

    Yeah our shabbos goy uncle tom sellout caste, great. Wonderful that they’re running things; it’s been turning out so well for Whites.

    WaPo gonna break out how many of our pols are Jews, by the way?

    If there’s a God, there’s going to be Hell to pay. And the White Man is gonna collect the bill. Seems likely to turn out that way even without a Big Guy in the Sky.

  55. Note the way the Washington Post ended the lead sentence of the first item: ” … apparently as part of an effort to spark racial division.” This is an increasingly routine practice at the New York Times as well. The people who put these papers together today are so ideologically hot to trot that they can’t bear to merely report a fact; they need to immediately tell you how to think about it. Now, the writer here clearly knows nothing about the intention of the person or persons who left these notes, so nothing about the purpose is “apparent.” And even with no evidence whatsoever, the reporter (or her editor) insists that the purpose is malevolent, rather than what it seems on its face, which I’d call meekly defensive.

    • Replies: @Forbes

    The people who put these papers together today are so ideologically hot to trot that they can’t bear to merely report a fact; they need to immediately tell you how to think about it.
     
    Today? I quit reading the NYT 17 years ago because they told readers what to think in every article.

    Now, the writer here clearly knows nothing about the intention of the person or persons who left these notes, so nothing about the purpose is “apparent.” And even with no evidence whatsoever, the reporter (or her editor) insists that the purpose is malevolent, rather than what it seems on its face, which I’d call meekly defensive.
     
    "Knows nothing" is a feature not a bug. Evidence? They don't need no stinkin' evidence. It's all about The Narrative. Nothing else matters.
  56. @Dave Pinsen

    White Americans also make up 90 percent of the nation’s elected officials despite making up about 61 percent of the total population.
     
    This probably sounded impressive in the author's mind, but my reactions to it are:

    1) Wow, 61%? That low? I thought maybe 65% or more.

    2) There's a natural lag, given that the non-white population is younger, on average.

    2) There’s a natural lag, given that the non-white population is younger, on average.

    Additionally, a higher proportion of non-whites are not citizens, and in many cases are not even legal residents. Therefore, they don’t vote. At least they should not be voting.

  57. “The factual basis for claims that white Americans are collectively suffering is difficult to find. On average, they continue to enjoy better income, personal wealth reserves, health, health care, housing, schools, than any other group.”

    Hey! I used to be a reporter. Since Janell Ross clearly isn’t up for the task, please allow me to do the research WashPost reporters won’t do. Here’s some articles based on statistics I found off the top of my head. If I was getting paid like Janell Ross, I’d take the time to do some real digging into the numbers behind these stories.

    “Death Rates up for Middle Age Whites With Little Education” — U.S. News, March 23, 2017:
    https://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2017-03-23/less-educated-middle-age-us-whites-dying-younger-than-others

    “White Americans Are Dying Younger as Drug and Alcohol Abuse Rises” — New York Times, April 20, 2016:
    https://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/20/health/life-expectancy-decline-mortality.html

    “Why the white middle class is dying faster, explained in 6 charts” — Vox, March 23, 2017
    https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/3/23/14988084/white-middle-class-dying-faster-explained-case-deaton

    “Largely White Opioid Epidemic Highlights Black Frustration” – U.S. News,, April 21, 2017
    https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/tennessee/articles/2017-04-01/largely-white-opioid-epidemic-highlights-black-frustration

    “The disease killing white Americans goes way deeper than opioids” — WashPost, March 24, 2017
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/03/24/the-disease-killing-white-americans-goes-way-deeper-than-opioids/?utm_term=.b42d280c0874

    • Agree: Vinteuil
  58. @Anonymous
    Unless I am completely confused, part of Montgomery Blair is a rather "diverse" school, and part of it is a highly selective science magnet program that is probably the best public school program in Montgomery County, and, I'm surmising, Maryland.

    (I might be way out of date though...)

    Unless I am completely confused, part of Montgomery Blair is a rather “diverse” school, and part of it is a highly selective science magnet program that is probably the best public school program in Montgomery County, and, I’m surmising, Maryland.

    It was a crown jewel in MoCo public schools as recently as several years ago, at which point I moved from the area.

    Schools in MoCo have this exalted status, they are a sacred icon. I guess way back in the Mouseketeers era or something, it was a Lake Wobegon sort of place with these terrific public schools and now they spend gobs of money trying to continue this with an extraordinarily diverse and increasingly economically challenged population.

    They actually do a bang up job all things considered, but they have tons of money to do it.

    But yeah, Blair is definitely not any old HS in MoCo.

  59. @Intelligent Dasein

    The only way to oppose this is to implicitly say “no, it’s not okay to be white.”
     
    Which is why I wouldn't rule out the possibility of this being yet another hate hoax. Forcing Goodwhites to say "it's not okay to be white" has been the goal all along. Also, the MO is entirely in keeping with the established patterns of the hate hoax industry. Taping provocative fliers to schoolroom doors just isn't something that any serious Rightist ever does.

    But like most other hate hoaxes to date, this one seems likely to backfire. The idea that it is morally condemnable not to say "it's not okay to white"---i.e. the notion that one should be punished simply for refusing to take the cuck-bait---is a bridge too far. The anti-white forces have dangerously overestimated their own strength, even as the internal logic of their position has compelled them to this impossible extreme. Had they any real and attainable political goals, they would have quit while they were ahead. However, since their only objectives are to humiliate and parasitize Whites, they are incapable of stopping their propagandistic onslaughts.

    Which is why I wouldn’t rule out the possibility of this being yet another hate hoax.

    Hmm. You should shorten your handle to Dasein. 😉

    First, this wasn’t a ham-fisted one-off like hate hoaxes usually are. Many people in many locations were required to pull it off. Second, the message itself doesn’t help leftists in any way. It’s a simple truth, benignly stated. And because of that, it’s a loaded trap for the Left to trip (and it worked).

    Taping provocative fliers to schoolroom doors just isn’t something that any serious Rightist ever does.

    Not true. Identity Evropa, for example, has had a sticker/flyer campaign going on for quite some time. The messages are pro-white (not anti-‘other’) and use Classical imagery and positive slogans. (IE uses more pointed messages in live demonstrations.) They are put in places the Left also uses to spread street-level propaganda, not merely “schoolroom doors.” Turf matters. Campaigns like this provide support to like-minded pro-whites while simultaneously provoking institutional and ‘community’ response to further drop their mask of goals of ‘equality.’

    Like commenter Boomstick wrote, Phase 2 of the “Okay To Be White” campaign should have visually identical “It’s Okay To Be Black” stickers placed in the same locations to test expressed institutional/community attitude toward the modified message. Compare and contrast.

  60. Elegance in simplicity and directness. It doesn’t get any better than this. What’s even better any white with a laser printer or access to a copier can spread it’s message all over for the price of a burger and drive the elites into a fit of rage.

    The fact it has reached the MSM and the mouth of Bezos(WaPo) is a sign of that.

    It will not lose it’s charge either for the simple reason it expresses a truth, a truth that our highly educated elites find terrifying. Judging from the response I saw on local TV LA news, all the talking heads could claim is that it is “racist” and “divisive”. They really can’t respond with anything else without looking totally idiotic and murderous.

    We can further spread the message by making yard signs and bumper stickers to stick on the “good whites” yards and cars.

  61. @Intelligent Dasein

    The only way to oppose this is to implicitly say “no, it’s not okay to be white.”
     
    Which is why I wouldn't rule out the possibility of this being yet another hate hoax. Forcing Goodwhites to say "it's not okay to be white" has been the goal all along. Also, the MO is entirely in keeping with the established patterns of the hate hoax industry. Taping provocative fliers to schoolroom doors just isn't something that any serious Rightist ever does.

    But like most other hate hoaxes to date, this one seems likely to backfire. The idea that it is morally condemnable not to say "it's not okay to white"---i.e. the notion that one should be punished simply for refusing to take the cuck-bait---is a bridge too far. The anti-white forces have dangerously overestimated their own strength, even as the internal logic of their position has compelled them to this impossible extreme. Had they any real and attainable political goals, they would have quit while they were ahead. However, since their only objectives are to humiliate and parasitize Whites, they are incapable of stopping their propagandistic onslaughts.

    How can it be hateful to state “it’s okay to be white”? No mentally healthy white would disagree with it.

    Yet you do.

    Taping provocative fliers to schoolroom doors just isn’t something that any serious Rightist ever does.

    It’s about making the turf of the enemy your own. This is the equivalent of pissing in the SWJ’s Wheaties. What they can do, we can do.

    Academia and even public schooling is ground zero for anti-white indoctrination. It’s time we threw it back on those white professional cucks that have turned the education establishment into a cult indoctrination center.

    And they’ve gotten more PR than you or Sailer ever will. I saw a local Los Angeles news channel cover it yesterday. All they could do is bring on some ethnics and stupid white professional cucks to condemn it as “racist” and “divisive”. IOW no real response.

    And that’s great. Force the good whites into a corner and make them show their true anti-white colors and genocidal urges. These people are evil and need to be exposed for the monsters they are.

    • Replies: @guest
    "How can it be hateful to state 'it's okay to be white'?"

    It can't (disregarding sophistical arguments about whiteness itself being hateful). That's why the sign is so brilliant: it forces them to treat an obviously unhateful message as if it were hateful, thus revealing their own hate.

    It's almost miraculous.
  62. One of the things that’s so great about this is that the media are helpless in having to report it even if they suspect they are being trolled. The system has reached levels of ideological inertia whereby the fears that a reporter would have about ignoring a story concerning white racism is greater than the fear they have of looking ridiculous or helping the enemy.

    I imagine this is how things must have been in Salem and other witch-hunting environments. Perhaps the participants are carrying out their duties with heavy hearts or private doubts, but how can they let it show without the possibility of being seen to trivialise heresy? They are like galley slaves rowing into oblivion to the drum beat of the hysterical Zeitgeist they helped create.

    • Replies: @AndrewR

    The system has reached levels of ideological inertia whereby the fears that a reporter would have about ignoring a story concerning white racism is greater than the fear they have of looking ridiculous or helping the enemy.
     
    Thank you. This point cannot be overemphasized. Understanding this is essential to winning the metapolitical struggle.
    , @TomSchmidt
    They are like galley slaves rowing into oblivion to the drum beat of the hysterical Zeitgeist they helped create.

    That's worthy of a highlight.
  63. How is saying “It’s okay to be white” divisive? It seems to be calling for tolerance and asking for mutual acknowledgement and respect. Basic human Rights.

    To my simple mind, saying one thing is okay doesn’t imply that something else is not okay; but then, I enjoyed Logic, which is a White thing.

    Is it okay to be Whright?

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    In the current year, "white" = "racist." Not everyone can consciously articulate this, but many "anti-racists" have been explicit about this for years. So the sign says "it's ok to be white" but the brainwashed read "it's ok to be racist." That's the best explanation I can come up with.
    , @guest
    The simplest answer is that they know the notes are being posted by their political enemies, so they're going to ignore what they say. That's irrelevant. The notes are effectively racist because their enemies are racist by definition. They're justified in their minds because they think they know that if we were in power we'd throw them in gas chambers. Probably because that's what they'd do to us if they could get away with it.

    On a deeper level, they actually don't think it's okay to be white, and the notes force them to reveal that fact.

  64. Love all the boomers suggesting what /pol/ should do next.

    • Replies: @helena
    Well said. It's a genius meme but when I looked at the /pol/ site I noticed there's a certain motif. I don't understand, why is it relevant to keep using it? Aren't we different people in a different time and different situation? Isn't it alienating people who could otherwise get on board with what could otherwise be a fun campaign?

    (see comment 73 - the difference is hate crime)

    , @Malcolm X-Lax
    If it’s a good suggestion, use it; if not, don’t.
  65. In a few years, saying that white people have the right to not be rounded up and mass murdered will be considered hate speech.

  66. @anon

    The factual basis for claims that white Americans are collectively suffering is difficult to find.
     
    But that isn't what the sign said, is it?

    No, but WaPo’s goal is to delegitimize the sign’s message, and how better to do that then to make context-free, if not outright false, claims about how whites ostensibly have it so good.

  67. @Bubba
    The horror, the sheer horror of 'It's Okay to be White" signs! Run to thy safe space "minorities"!

    “Thy” is singular. When addressing a group, thou must always say “your.”

    • Replies: @Bubba
    Thank you for the correction and I appreciate it! Unfortunately I'm sure the wonderful nuns that taught me would be very disappointed by this news since I was a decent student.
  68. How about the following poster:

    It’s okay to be white.

    It’s okay to be black.

    It’s okay to be Hispanic.

    It’s okay to be Asian.

    What would the reaction be?

    • Replies: @Paul Yarbles
    Three out of four ain't bad.
    , @Opinionator
    Why didn't you capitalize "White"? Are you suggesting Whites are inferior?
  69. How about “White Is Beautiful”?

    Oh wait, damnit. I’ve just been informed that some other group has already claimed the “[X] Is Beautiful” slogan for themselves, and there were sit-ins, cry-ins, and violent riots objecting to the use of such a racist slogan.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    https://www.maxim.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cq_80%2Cw_960/MTUxMTE1MTIyMjg1NDIxODU4/verlander-upton-1.webp
  70. @Intelligent Dasein

    The only way to oppose this is to implicitly say “no, it’s not okay to be white.”
     
    Which is why I wouldn't rule out the possibility of this being yet another hate hoax. Forcing Goodwhites to say "it's not okay to be white" has been the goal all along. Also, the MO is entirely in keeping with the established patterns of the hate hoax industry. Taping provocative fliers to schoolroom doors just isn't something that any serious Rightist ever does.

    But like most other hate hoaxes to date, this one seems likely to backfire. The idea that it is morally condemnable not to say "it's not okay to white"---i.e. the notion that one should be punished simply for refusing to take the cuck-bait---is a bridge too far. The anti-white forces have dangerously overestimated their own strength, even as the internal logic of their position has compelled them to this impossible extreme. Had they any real and attainable political goals, they would have quit while they were ahead. However, since their only objectives are to humiliate and parasitize Whites, they are incapable of stopping their propagandistic onslaughts.

    > Which is why I wouldn’t rule out the possibility of this being yet another hate hoax.

    It’s formally possible that the original poster was a hoaxer, an idiotic own-goal hoaxer. In that case, unlike other instances of Pokémon Points copycats, Posters 2 through N aren’t playing by the OP’s rules.

    • Replies: @Saxon
    It was talked about on /pol/ for weeks before people started doing it, so it's not a hoax. It is rather brilliant, though, since it's displaying that the people who are hysterical about it are mentally unhinged and far off the deep end.
  71. @Zoodles
    Apparently the plan is to gradually reduce the number of words until the libs are getting triggered by a blank sheet of white paper.

    Now that is funny!

  72. @Intelligent Dasein

    The only way to oppose this is to implicitly say “no, it’s not okay to be white.”
     
    Which is why I wouldn't rule out the possibility of this being yet another hate hoax. Forcing Goodwhites to say "it's not okay to be white" has been the goal all along. Also, the MO is entirely in keeping with the established patterns of the hate hoax industry. Taping provocative fliers to schoolroom doors just isn't something that any serious Rightist ever does.

    But like most other hate hoaxes to date, this one seems likely to backfire. The idea that it is morally condemnable not to say "it's not okay to white"---i.e. the notion that one should be punished simply for refusing to take the cuck-bait---is a bridge too far. The anti-white forces have dangerously overestimated their own strength, even as the internal logic of their position has compelled them to this impossible extreme. Had they any real and attainable political goals, they would have quit while they were ahead. However, since their only objectives are to humiliate and parasitize Whites, they are incapable of stopping their propagandistic onslaughts.

    “Hate hoaxes” require actual signs of hate: racial slurs, nooses, swastikas. Only extremely mentally ill people could call this sign hateful.

    Btw, tell me what kind of activism you, presumably a “serious Rightist,” are doing, and why a “serious Rightist” would not post this flier.

  73. @Buffalo Joe
    Here, let me try to help out. How about...."Is it okay to be white?"

    Only an ignoramus would imagine that it’s OK to be white.

  74. @Wilkey
    How about "White Is Beautiful"?

    Oh wait, damnit. I've just been informed that some other group has already claimed the "[X] Is Beautiful" slogan for themselves, and there were sit-ins, cry-ins, and violent riots objecting to the use of such a racist slogan.
  75. @TangoMan
    The factual basis for claims that white Americans are collectively suffering is difficult to find. On average, they continue to enjoy better income, personal wealth reserves, health, health care, housing, schools than any other group.

    Sapir-Whorf Theorem - if you don't name a concept that concept doesn't inform your thinking.

    White Heritage. America's public and social capital was built up by White Americans, one generation bequeathing it to the next. That wealth, that social and public capital, is being stolen by newly arrived minorities who are treated as equal beneficiaries.

    Even the framing of the report, the difficulty of finding low status in various metrics completely ignores the heritage, the inheritance, which is being stolen. No name for that concept hence no ability to even think about it.

    An average leftist might respond: “that wealth was stolen via genocide, slavery, colonialism, etc”

    Also, the idea that some people deserve more peace and prosperity than others based “solely on an accident of birth” strikes many leftists as “gross.”

  76. “Messaging or displays that target or marginalize any individuals or groups will not be tolerated,” the president of the University of Alberta, David Turpin, said in a statement.

    Lol.

    I mean, seriously, just lol.

  77. At least the signs didn’t say “the poor ain’t so bad”.

  78. @Anonymous
    "The factual basis for claims that white Americans are collectively suffering is difficult to find."

    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=white+male+suicide

    A possible response:

    “Many white people have not yet learned that a loss of white privilege and white supremacy doesn’t mean oppression. Also, many men suffer from toxic masculinity which drives them to destructive behaviors instead of seeking constructive solutions to their perceived problems.”

  79. @guest
    They keep using variations on "target," which is I guess related to where these things are posted as opposed to the message. I keep wondering why they linger on the target aspect, but I guess it's as simple as their desire to pass off such messages as violence. Then we can have speech codes, because the other side being able to communicate is Not Okay.

    If you invade their Safe Spaces with violence disguised as speech, they investigate it, and you go to jail? I dunno about the third part. What is the fruit of these investigations? They expel you for...something. Wrongthink? Or do they actually arrest you for harassment/terroristic threats/littering?

    They talk about it like it's a criminal offense, anyway. Innocuous notes with at least superficially neutral messages.

    I’m pretty sure it would count as simple vandalism. It can’t be legal to just post fliers on door that don’t belong to you without authorization. Of course, they’re making it sound like these fliers are all GTK;RWN

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Most colleges have bulletin boards specifically for fliers.
  80. @Dave Pinsen

    White Americans also make up 90 percent of the nation’s elected officials despite making up about 61 percent of the total population.
     
    This probably sounded impressive in the author's mind, but my reactions to it are:

    1) Wow, 61%? That low? I thought maybe 65% or more.

    2) There's a natural lag, given that the non-white population is younger, on average.

    61% is using the most exclusive common definition, which excludes people like Ricky Martin and Jorge Ramos.

  81. @al gore rhythms
    One of the things that's so great about this is that the media are helpless in having to report it even if they suspect they are being trolled. The system has reached levels of ideological inertia whereby the fears that a reporter would have about ignoring a story concerning white racism is greater than the fear they have of looking ridiculous or helping the enemy.

    I imagine this is how things must have been in Salem and other witch-hunting environments. Perhaps the participants are carrying out their duties with heavy hearts or private doubts, but how can they let it show without the possibility of being seen to trivialise heresy? They are like galley slaves rowing into oblivion to the drum beat of the hysterical Zeitgeist they helped create.

    The system has reached levels of ideological inertia whereby the fears that a reporter would have about ignoring a story concerning white racism is greater than the fear they have of looking ridiculous or helping the enemy.

    Thank you. This point cannot be overemphasized. Understanding this is essential to winning the metapolitical struggle.

  82. @ThreeCranes
    How is saying "It's okay to be white" divisive? It seems to be calling for tolerance and asking for mutual acknowledgement and respect. Basic human Rights.

    To my simple mind, saying one thing is okay doesn't imply that something else is not okay; but then, I enjoyed Logic, which is a White thing.

    Is it okay to be Whright?

    In the current year, “white” = “racist.” Not everyone can consciously articulate this, but many “anti-racists” have been explicit about this for years. So the sign says “it’s ok to be white” but the brainwashed read “it’s ok to be racist.” That’s the best explanation I can come up with.

  83. @Zoodles
    Apparently the plan is to gradually reduce the number of words until the libs are getting triggered by a blank sheet of white paper.

    “Apparently the plan is to gradually reduce the number of words until the libs are getting triggered by a blank sheet of white paper.”

    Wow, brilliant! Really, it would be fun to see how the media and the libtards react to a campaign of mixed posters, some blank and some with the “It is Ok to be…” message. They will be pulling out their hair, screaming and yelling, jumping up and down. Maybe the fossils on Supreme Court will be called upon to decide whether or not a blank sheet of paper constitutes “hate speech”.

    Yeah, sock it to them with blank sheets of paper!

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    There are all sorts of possible minimalist variants on the way to a blank sheet of paper, such as:

    It's okay to be

    or

    To be

    or

    Okay

    Eventually get down to a blank sheet.

  84. The factual basis for claims that white Americans are collectively suffering is difficult to find. On average, they continue to enjoy better income, personal wealth reserves, health, health care, housing, schools than any other group.

    Harvey Weinstein and Jeff Bezos bust the curve for everyone.

  85. Seriously, though. This is exactly what I was talking about on another thread when I criticized Richard Spencer for being ineffective or even counterproductive. I pointed out that all our best memes have come from 4chan, and how the people there seem to have a fantastic understanding of viral marketing and meme warfare. That’s important because the internet–the digital samizdat–is really the only place where we are on (somewhat) equal footing. We have to use the sh*t out of it.

    What the 4channers get right is humor, sarcasm, irony. Those are invaluable for subverting the system and turning people against it. Back in the 60s, Abbey Hoffman understood that. We need to understand it, too.

    Look what’s happening now: the system is apoplectic over a bunch of cheap signs stating something perfectly innocuous. Brilliant! For almost no money at all–and without presenting the system with any kind of target whatsoever–the 4channers have shown them up for they are: humorless tyrants. This is the best thing to happen to the alt-right since Pepe the Frog!

    Go 4chan!

    • Replies: @silviosilver
    This "trolling" business should not be lightly dismissed, I agree. It's hugely important and effective.

    But I think you still need serious ideological work and leadership. Spencer may fall short in that regard, but there need to be more people like him, not fewer.
  86. The “div-” in diverse is the same as the one in division. It means “separate.”

  87. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Am beginning to wonder if cracks may ever so slightly be forming in The Narrative. Read William Greider’s recent piece in The Nation. Even The Left is starting to conclude that the iconoclasm and the sloganeering constitutes the usual attempts at squaring the circle, ultimately devolving into incoherent silliness, with the participants ultimately marginalizing themselves.

  88. @ic1000
    > Which is why I wouldn’t rule out the possibility of this being yet another hate hoax.

    It's formally possible that the original poster was a hoaxer, an idiotic own-goal hoaxer. In that case, unlike other instances of Pokémon Points copycats, Posters 2 through N aren't playing by the OP's rules.

    It was talked about on /pol/ for weeks before people started doing it, so it’s not a hoax. It is rather brilliant, though, since it’s displaying that the people who are hysterical about it are mentally unhinged and far off the deep end.

  89. @jon

    ”Is it okay to be white?”
     
    This would be a good follow-up once the current meme runs its course.

    or “fine! It’s not okay to be white”. See if those cause a problem

  90. @27 year old
    Love all the boomers suggesting what /pol/ should do next.

    Well said. It’s a genius meme but when I looked at the /pol/ site I noticed there’s a certain motif. I don’t understand, why is it relevant to keep using it? Aren’t we different people in a different time and different situation? Isn’t it alienating people who could otherwise get on board with what could otherwise be a fun campaign?

    (see comment 73 – the difference is hate crime)

  91. Howzabout:

    Proud to be an American of German heritage?

    Would that make me a “closet Nazi?”
    Maybe the “reincarnation of Adolf Hitler?”
    Or “the Anti-Christ?”

  92. Being called a “racist” is one of the worst labels to be given, but the Washington Post and other outlets like it use the term so casually to describe anything either they don’t like or whatever violates the Narrative. Who made them the judge and jury about the supposed racist nature of the pumpkin found on the U of A campus? Why is it automatically racist? Simply because they say so?

    It’s like the Washington Post in the 1950s labeling a particular labour activist a “communist” right off the bat because he advocated for a 40-day work week.

    They’re supposed to be journalists whatever their ideologically-motivated feelings may be about the matter at hand.

    • Replies: @Forbes

    They’re supposed to be journalists whatever their ideologically-motivated feelings may be about the matter at hand.
     
    That shipped sailed in the last century.

    It’s like the Washington Post in the 1950s labeling a particular labour activist a “communist” right off the bat because he advocated for a 40-day work week.
     
    That the WaPo is still doing today what they did in the '50s demonstrates the point.

    The definition of insanity is expecting the media to play it straight--when they never have...
    , @ScarletNumber

    a 40-day work week.
     
    hour
  93. @TangoMan
    The factual basis for claims that white Americans are collectively suffering is difficult to find. On average, they continue to enjoy better income, personal wealth reserves, health, health care, housing, schools than any other group.

    Sapir-Whorf Theorem - if you don't name a concept that concept doesn't inform your thinking.

    White Heritage. America's public and social capital was built up by White Americans, one generation bequeathing it to the next. That wealth, that social and public capital, is being stolen by newly arrived minorities who are treated as equal beneficiaries.

    Even the framing of the report, the difficulty of finding low status in various metrics completely ignores the heritage, the inheritance, which is being stolen. No name for that concept hence no ability to even think about it.

    I’m thinking “oxymoron-immigrants” is a good handle for the newcomers who are demanding access to the successes and resources built by white America (accomplished by individual responsibility and achievements) while tearing it down.

  94. @al gore rhythms
    One of the things that's so great about this is that the media are helpless in having to report it even if they suspect they are being trolled. The system has reached levels of ideological inertia whereby the fears that a reporter would have about ignoring a story concerning white racism is greater than the fear they have of looking ridiculous or helping the enemy.

    I imagine this is how things must have been in Salem and other witch-hunting environments. Perhaps the participants are carrying out their duties with heavy hearts or private doubts, but how can they let it show without the possibility of being seen to trivialise heresy? They are like galley slaves rowing into oblivion to the drum beat of the hysterical Zeitgeist they helped create.

    They are like galley slaves rowing into oblivion to the drum beat of the hysterical Zeitgeist they helped create.

    That’s worthy of a highlight.

    • Agree: Forbes
  95. Posters proclaiming “IT’S OKAY TO BE WHITE” have been appearing on college campuses and on city streets across the country this week..

    …and there’s never been a bigger threat to our republic.

    White Americans also make up 90 percent of the nation’s elected officials despite making up about 61 percent of the total population.

    There is no easier class of people to get rid of or change in the US than the elected political class. Um…it’s designed that way. Like on purpose. All it takes is going to the polls over one election cycle. Not so with federally appointed judges or executives of large corporations.

  96. @27 year old
    Love all the boomers suggesting what /pol/ should do next.

    If it’s a good suggestion, use it; if not, don’t.

  97. @for-the-record
    How about the following poster:

    It's okay to be white.

    It's okay to be black.

    It's okay to be Hispanic.

    It's okay to be Asian.
     
    What would the reaction be?

    Three out of four ain’t bad.

  98. @Anonymous
    White Americans also make up 90 percent of the nation’s elected officials despite making up about 61 percent of the total population.

    There's a damn good reason for this. The white majority has been diluted by mass immigration of Mexican peasants and other low IQ immigrants. These newcomers are not leadership material. These newcomers are also less likely to speak English fluently and that makes getting elected difficult.

    Also the 61% figure for the white population is the low number that excludes all sorts of relatively pale face peoples who identify as white but are not European e.g. Lebanon, Iran, Turkey, Armenia etc and all of the lighter Arabs and Hispanics. These people ARE getting elected in places like New Hampshire! Sununu, Shaheen et al...

    Has anyone checked whether they are using different metrics of “whiteness” to generate the 90% and 61% numbers? That would be par for the course.

    It looks like this is the source of this idea: https://wholeads.us/electedofficials/

    Of course all the graphics on that page are much less offensive than “It’s okay to be white.” And not at all divisive.

  99. @Zoodles
    Apparently the plan is to gradually reduce the number of words until the libs are getting triggered by a blank sheet of white paper.

    Any reference? That makes sense given that the slogan continues to work as you remove the words one by one from the beginning.

  100. @ThreeCranes
    How is saying "It's okay to be white" divisive? It seems to be calling for tolerance and asking for mutual acknowledgement and respect. Basic human Rights.

    To my simple mind, saying one thing is okay doesn't imply that something else is not okay; but then, I enjoyed Logic, which is a White thing.

    Is it okay to be Whright?

    The simplest answer is that they know the notes are being posted by their political enemies, so they’re going to ignore what they say. That’s irrelevant. The notes are effectively racist because their enemies are racist by definition. They’re justified in their minds because they think they know that if we were in power we’d throw them in gas chambers. Probably because that’s what they’d do to us if they could get away with it.

    On a deeper level, they actually don’t think it’s okay to be white, and the notes force them to reveal that fact.

  101. @Rod1963
    How can it be hateful to state "it's okay to be white"? No mentally healthy white would disagree with it.

    Yet you do.


    Taping provocative fliers to schoolroom doors just isn’t something that any serious Rightist ever does.
     
    It's about making the turf of the enemy your own. This is the equivalent of pissing in the SWJ's Wheaties. What they can do, we can do.

    Academia and even public schooling is ground zero for anti-white indoctrination. It's time we threw it back on those white professional cucks that have turned the education establishment into a cult indoctrination center.

    And they've gotten more PR than you or Sailer ever will. I saw a local Los Angeles news channel cover it yesterday. All they could do is bring on some ethnics and stupid white professional cucks to condemn it as "racist" and "divisive". IOW no real response.

    And that's great. Force the good whites into a corner and make them show their true anti-white colors and genocidal urges. These people are evil and need to be exposed for the monsters they are.

    “How can it be hateful to state ‘it’s okay to be white’?”

    It can’t (disregarding sophistical arguments about whiteness itself being hateful). That’s why the sign is so brilliant: it forces them to treat an obviously unhateful message as if it were hateful, thus revealing their own hate.

    It’s almost miraculous.

  102. @Bard of Bumperstickers
    But saying whites should be killed doesn't spark racial division. Got it. Note to self: kill self first thing tomorrow.

    Got it! It’s on my list of things to do ASAP.

  103. @Zoodles
    Apparently the plan is to gradually reduce the number of words until the libs are getting triggered by a blank sheet of white paper.

    Genius!
    A good next step would be to try posting simply

    IT’S OKAY

  104. @anon

    The factual basis for claims that white Americans are collectively suffering is difficult to find.
     
    But that isn't what the sign said, is it?

    So the election Narrative of shrinking middle class jobs due to off-shoring globalization causing redneck hillbillies to self-medicate with opioids voting for Trump was just a case of ankle-biting media blame-casting…

    Or last week’s fake news…

    Got it.

  105. @for-the-record
    How about the following poster:

    It's okay to be white.

    It's okay to be black.

    It's okay to be Hispanic.

    It's okay to be Asian.
     
    What would the reaction be?

    Why didn’t you capitalize “White”? Are you suggesting Whites are inferior?

  106. @guest
    You have an unhealthy obsession.

    Not healthy. Healthy.

  107. @eah
    Now officially waiting for confirmation.

    Troll posts “it’s okay to be white” posters. UToronto paper, @TheVarsity reports “RACIST WHITE SUPREMACIST SIGNS!!”

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DNvn9qRV4AEYElu.jpg

    “Rumours unconfirmed” because media reporting gossip and hearsay involves no legwork to confirm facts.

  108. @BozoB
    Note the way the Washington Post ended the lead sentence of the first item: " ... apparently as part of an effort to spark racial division." This is an increasingly routine practice at the New York Times as well. The people who put these papers together today are so ideologically hot to trot that they can't bear to merely report a fact; they need to immediately tell you how to think about it. Now, the writer here clearly knows nothing about the intention of the person or persons who left these notes, so nothing about the purpose is "apparent." And even with no evidence whatsoever, the reporter (or her editor) insists that the purpose is malevolent, rather than what it seems on its face, which I'd call meekly defensive.

    The people who put these papers together today are so ideologically hot to trot that they can’t bear to merely report a fact; they need to immediately tell you how to think about it.

    Today? I quit reading the NYT 17 years ago because they told readers what to think in every article.

    Now, the writer here clearly knows nothing about the intention of the person or persons who left these notes, so nothing about the purpose is “apparent.” And even with no evidence whatsoever, the reporter (or her editor) insists that the purpose is malevolent, rather than what it seems on its face, which I’d call meekly defensive.

    “Knows nothing” is a feature not a bug. Evidence? They don’t need no stinkin’ evidence. It’s all about The Narrative. Nothing else matters.

  109. @Canadian Observer
    Being called a “racist” is one of the worst labels to be given, but the Washington Post and other outlets like it use the term so casually to describe anything either they don’t like or whatever violates the Narrative. Who made them the judge and jury about the supposed racist nature of the pumpkin found on the U of A campus? Why is it automatically racist? Simply because they say so?

    It’s like the Washington Post in the 1950s labeling a particular labour activist a “communist” right off the bat because he advocated for a 40-day work week.

    They’re supposed to be journalists whatever their ideologically-motivated feelings may be about the matter at hand.

    They’re supposed to be journalists whatever their ideologically-motivated feelings may be about the matter at hand.

    That shipped sailed in the last century.

    It’s like the Washington Post in the 1950s labeling a particular labour activist a “communist” right off the bat because he advocated for a 40-day work week.

    That the WaPo is still doing today what they did in the ’50s demonstrates the point.

    The definition of insanity is expecting the media to play it straight–when they never have…

  110. @anony-mouse
    Well if you're too white (unless you're an albino) you should see a doctor. Also works for yellow. Not sure about black or brown.

    Well if you’re too white (unless you’re an albino*) you should see a doctor. Also works for yellow. Not sure about black or brown.

    If you turn black or brown, you could also be coming down with something. I wouldn’t pass it off as just the common cold.**

    If you turn yellow, yes, it could be jaundice, so there’s lots of colors that you may turn that could be early warning signs. Purple is a big no-no. This makes me wonder how Oriental people know they have jaundice.

    Staying the same color is A-OK.

    .
    .
    .
    * … or you are Michael Jackson, in which case you should have seen a different kind of doctor.

    ** I’m not a doctor, so don’t SUE me, even if you can find me!

  111. @Demosthenes Rapaport
    If the SPLC is inclined to run up the score, it will count every single such flyer as a separate "hate crime".

    If the SPLC is inclined to run up the score, it will count every single such flyer as a separate “hate crime”.

    That works for me – then their hate maps will become useful for navigation … so long as they include all Southern barbeque joints, as I imagine they will .. that is a must for me, the pulled-pork barbeque places.

  112. @Zoodles
    Apparently the plan is to gradually reduce the number of words until the libs are getting triggered by a blank sheet of white paper.

    And an excellent plan it is.

  113. @Reg Cæsar

    Meanwhile in Canada — I guess they paid more attention to the five o’clock shadow than the lipstick and blue hair.
     
    Well, yes. In Montreal, blue means "Toronto".

    Labatt Blue beer in Toronto.

    Montreal may prefer to hoist a Brador.

  114. @Rich
    "I'm a proud black man," said the black man.
    "I'm a proud Asian man," said the Asian man.
    "It's okay to be White," said the racist.

    (Borrowed from another web site)

    “I am sorry but if you are a white man you don’t get to define what racism is, you really don’t.”

    Nigerian novelist, Chimamanda Adichie to R Emmett Tyrrell, editor of American Spectator, on BBC “Newsnight”, November 2016.

    • Replies: @silviosilver

    “I am sorry but if you are a white man you don’t get to define what racism is, you really don’t.”
     
    I have a dream, that some day a white man's opinions will be judged not by the color of his skin, but by the quality of his arguments.
  115. @eah
    Meanwhile in Canada -- I guess they paid more attention to the five o'clock shadow than the lipstick and blue hair.

    https://twitter.com/navyhato/status/926654917271470080

    “It’s humiliating” says the man in lipstick and a bondage collar

    • LOL: eah
  116. “We are committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for every student,” the principal’s letter said.

    So is it OK to be white in a safe and welcoming environment for every student?

  117. @yeah
    "Apparently the plan is to gradually reduce the number of words until the libs are getting triggered by a blank sheet of white paper."

    Wow, brilliant! Really, it would be fun to see how the media and the libtards react to a campaign of mixed posters, some blank and some with the "It is Ok to be..." message. They will be pulling out their hair, screaming and yelling, jumping up and down. Maybe the fossils on Supreme Court will be called upon to decide whether or not a blank sheet of paper constitutes "hate speech".

    Yeah, sock it to them with blank sheets of paper!

    There are all sorts of possible minimalist variants on the way to a blank sheet of paper, such as:

    It’s okay to be

    or

    To be

    or

    Okay

    Eventually get down to a blank sheet.

    • Replies: @yeah
    Re possible minimalist variants.... LOL! Great! But the million dollar question is at what point the minimalist truncation starts becoming hate speech. I am serious: I can visualize the avalanche of court cases trying to decide the political correctness of blank or semi-blank sheets of paper. The newspaper of record, the world's highest paid talking heads, the DNC, and all the nice, cute and progressive people will call for a ban on blank posters. Let us see what gobbledegook they come up with then to justify their intolerance!
  118. @AndrewR
    I'm pretty sure it would count as simple vandalism. It can't be legal to just post fliers on door that don't belong to you without authorization. Of course, they're making it sound like these fliers are all GTK;RWN

    Most colleges have bulletin boards specifically for fliers.

  119. Whites go to Harvard to be deracinated – it’s what sets them apart from other whites and makes them uniquely qualified to rule the world (everyone else is too racist!), so in a very literal sense it is not OK to be white at Harvard. That’s become the whole point of the place.

  120. The logical conclusion is the banning the color ‘white’ due to its racist overtones. Soon enough, wearing a white shirt will trigger any liberal and have them denouncing you as a white supremacist Nazi. Displaying the color ‘white’ will be considered a hate crime in Canada and most of the EU.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    White paper is racist.

    Put the word out.

  121. @al-Gharaniq
    The logical conclusion is the banning the color 'white' due to its racist overtones. Soon enough, wearing a white shirt will trigger any liberal and have them denouncing you as a white supremacist Nazi. Displaying the color 'white' will be considered a hate crime in Canada and most of the EU.

    White paper is racist.

    Put the word out.

    • Replies: @Bubba
    And 32 lb. bond white paper is really obese and Nazi racist.
  122. @AndrewR
    "Thy" is singular. When addressing a group, thou must always say "your."

    Thank you for the correction and I appreciate it! Unfortunately I’m sure the wonderful nuns that taught me would be very disappointed by this news since I was a decent student.

  123. @Steve Sailer
    White paper is racist.

    Put the word out.

    And 32 lb. bond white paper is really obese and Nazi racist.

  124. @Seamus Padraig
    Seriously, though. This is exactly what I was talking about on another thread when I criticized Richard Spencer for being ineffective or even counterproductive. I pointed out that all our best memes have come from 4chan, and how the people there seem to have a fantastic understanding of viral marketing and meme warfare. That's important because the internet--the digital samizdat--is really the only place where we are on (somewhat) equal footing. We have to use the sh*t out of it.

    What the 4channers get right is humor, sarcasm, irony. Those are invaluable for subverting the system and turning people against it. Back in the 60s, Abbey Hoffman understood that. We need to understand it, too.

    Look what's happening now: the system is apoplectic over a bunch of cheap signs stating something perfectly innocuous. Brilliant! For almost no money at all--and without presenting the system with any kind of target whatsoever--the 4channers have shown them up for they are: humorless tyrants. This is the best thing to happen to the alt-right since Pepe the Frog!

    Go 4chan!

    This “trolling” business should not be lightly dismissed, I agree. It’s hugely important and effective.

    But I think you still need serious ideological work and leadership. Spencer may fall short in that regard, but there need to be more people like him, not fewer.

  125. @englishmike

    “I am sorry but if you are a white man you don’t get to define what racism is, you really don’t.”
     
    Nigerian novelist, Chimamanda Adichie to R Emmett Tyrrell, editor of American Spectator, on BBC "Newsnight", November 2016.

    “I am sorry but if you are a white man you don’t get to define what racism is, you really don’t.”

    I have a dream, that some day a white man’s opinions will be judged not by the color of his skin, but by the quality of his arguments.

  126. @Steve Sailer
    There are all sorts of possible minimalist variants on the way to a blank sheet of paper, such as:

    It's okay to be

    or

    To be

    or

    Okay

    Eventually get down to a blank sheet.

    Re possible minimalist variants…. LOL! Great! But the million dollar question is at what point the minimalist truncation starts becoming hate speech. I am serious: I can visualize the avalanche of court cases trying to decide the political correctness of blank or semi-blank sheets of paper. The newspaper of record, the world’s highest paid talking heads, the DNC, and all the nice, cute and progressive people will call for a ban on blank posters. Let us see what gobbledegook they come up with then to justify their intolerance!

  127. @Canadian Observer
    Being called a “racist” is one of the worst labels to be given, but the Washington Post and other outlets like it use the term so casually to describe anything either they don’t like or whatever violates the Narrative. Who made them the judge and jury about the supposed racist nature of the pumpkin found on the U of A campus? Why is it automatically racist? Simply because they say so?

    It’s like the Washington Post in the 1950s labeling a particular labour activist a “communist” right off the bat because he advocated for a 40-day work week.

    They’re supposed to be journalists whatever their ideologically-motivated feelings may be about the matter at hand.

    a 40-day work week.

    hour

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