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Moral of the HAMILTON Hate Fest
These Goodwhites Are Nasty Pieces Of Work
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In case you’ve just emerged after a year and a half in a sensory-deprivation tank, Hamilton is a musical about Alexander Hamilton and the American Revolution, with an almost entirely nonwhite cast and the music in negro modes—Rhythm’n’Blues and Hip Hop.

Gregory Hood in his scathing review [‘Hamilton’ as the Ultimate Expression of the System, American Renaissance, April 25, 2016] told us that Hamilton’s audience is “overwhelmingly white.” This raises all sorts of awkward questions that Goodwhites seem not capable of asking. For example: Isn’t Hamilton just a Minstrel Show? Doesn’t the phrase “cultural appropriation” apply? Would a show about the Civil Rights movement with an all-white cast—Johnny Depp playing Martin Luther King, perhaps—be acceptable?

Well, I’ll leave you to ponder these deep issues among yourselves I don’t personally care about them. Artists must experiment, or we never find new ways of amusing ourselves.

Admittedly, we do seem to be in an unfortunate era of history where the experiments rarely deliver anything lasting. Gerald Freedman staged a production of Titus Andronicus set on the surface of the Moon; Jonathan Miller produced a Rigoletto with the Duke and his men as Mafiosi in New York’s Little Italy.

Hoo-kay … keep trying, guys.

As you can tell, I’m not myself a keen consumer of this sort of thing, but I don’t see any principled objection to people trying it.

I haven’t seen Hamilton and don’t plan to. I’ve read just one other review: Rick Brookhiser‘s favorable one [Funky Founder, NR, March 21, 2015 ] I’ve watched clips from some of the song-and-dance numbers on YouTube.

I still have no urge to buy a ticket for the thing, certainly not at the absurdly inflated prices I see quoted; not while Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, and—be still, my heart!—Bellini are on offer at the Met for half those prices.

That, however, is just the voice of a geezer who hasn’t taken much interest in pop music since the Nixon administration, so don’t take me as your entertainment guide.

The real interest of Hamilton for me is sociological. This Broadway musical is telling us something interesting about our culture, although I can’t quite figure out what. Having attended this show is a status marker for Goodwhite gentry liberals. A ticket stub from Hamilton isn’t just a showbiz souvenir—it’s a Virtue Signal.

Hamilton was in the news recently because Vice President-elect Mike Pence attended a performance on Friday, November 18th, and was booed by the audience.

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Then, after the curtain calls at the end of the performance, the black actor who plays Aaron Burr(right) came to stage front and read Pence a whiny little lecture about how, quote, “alarmed and anxious,” nonwhite Americans are over Donald Trump’s election. [‘Hamilton’ Had Some Unscripted Lines for Pence. Trump Wasn’t Happy., By Christopher Mele And Patrick Healy, NYT, November 19, 2016]

I thought he was going to beg the new administration to set aside some safe spaces. But he stopped short of that.

Mike Pence, who is the very soul of Midwestern Nice, took it all in good part.

I’m not sure that’s the right approach.

To be lectured by a bunch of bubblehead actors is neither here nor there. They’re actors. Who cares what they think?

But the behavior of the audience was disgraceful and I don’t think niceness is the correct response. As George Orwell observed (writing between the Spanish Civil War and WW2): “If someone drops a bomb on your mother, go and drop two bombs on his mother.”

That’s more the New York spirit. I hope it’s the Trump spirit.

Goodwhites pose as our moral superiors: so-o-o-o tolerant, open-minded, progressive, humane… But they are in fact, though, nasty pieces of work: vindictive, self-righteous, cruel, contemptuous of their fellow citizens.

The correct response to all that is not niceness, it’s a good hard kick in the crotch.

Mike Pence’s niceness seems in fact to be in danger of making him a standard target for Goodwhite contempt—an emblem, for them, of the flyover rubes whose Badwhite stupidity brought us President-elect Trump.

If you want to plumb the depths of that contempt—the sneering, seething disdain and loathing that Goodwhite elites feel for their fellow citizens—and if you have a strong stomach, I recommend to your attention the October 10th issue of New Yorker magazine: The Pences Visit Manhattan.

Note the date: this is from before the election.

It’s a spoof piece mocking the naivety, religious faith, and provincial values of Mr. and Mrs. Pence. The opening two sentences give the basic idea:

Governor Mike Pence was having a romantic dinner with the love of his life, Mrs. Mike Pence, at the Red Lobster in Times Square. The Governor knew that as Vice-President he would have to attend foreign banquets, so he and Mrs. Pence were trying to broaden their palates.

It’s downhill from there. Read the whole thing, if your stomach will take it, and if you can do so without running out into the street and smacking the first Goodwhite liberal you meet on his designer-stubbled jaw.

These are not nice people. Let’s return to them the same contempt and loathing they feel for us.

Midwestern nice—pah!

Give me Noo Yawk nasty every time: HEY, JACKASS!

 

John Derbyshire [email him] writes an incredible amount on all sorts of subjectsfor all kinds of outlets. (This no longer includes National Review, whose editors had some kind of tantrum and fired him. ) He is the author of We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism and several other books. He’s had two books published by VDARE.com: FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT (also available in Kindle) and From the Dissident Right II: Essays 2013. His writings are archived atJohnDerbyshire.com.

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  1. He’ll git em and I hope he gits em good. If anyone deserves an ass kicking it’s these clowns.
    I bet it will be way down the line, careful and slow. They’ll start not getting gigs, grants will dry up etc. being an old Gay Black actor has never been easy but it just got a lot harder. The problem is it will likely cut a broad swath across the industry which is too bad but if you are stupid enough to insult the Vice President like that then you should expect trouble.

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  2. I don’t especially like Pence but after reading the New Yorker article I couldn’t help wondering what was the author’s reaction on election night and thinking what a shame that it wasn’t available for entertainment too.

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  3. “‘If someone drops a bomb on your mother, go and drop two bombs on his mother.’

    “That’s more the New York spirit. I hope it’s the Trump spirit.”

    That was the Trump doctrine, pre-Mattis.

    Some of the not nice tribunes of those Broadway ticket buyers have given us the deepening quagmire hence these past 8 years.

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    • Replies: @mtn cur
    Never mind bombing his mother, poor woman is probably dying of embarrassment at such jerks with her name. Besides, idiots in D C have wasted too many bombs on such extravagant bloody mindedness and keep sending me the bill.
  4. How about Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney performing ‘Waiting for the Robert E. Lee’ in 1941′s Babes in Arms?

    Certainly as fine a production as anything in ‘Hamilton’.

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  5. Your picture is of Leslie Odom, Jr., the original Burr. Pence got lectured by his replacement, Brandon Victor Dixon.

    While looking for a picture of Dixon I came across this article criticizing the actors’ union for favoring citizens over immigrants.

    http://observer.com/2016/11/hamilton-cast-lectures-vp-elect-while-barring-immigrant-actors-from-broadway-roles/

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2016/11/21/hamilton-star-lectured-pence-fire-racist-sexist

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  6. mike pence the soul of mid western nice? derp must be on the glue again. check out pence’s. bio. here’s a starter: pence keeps an indiana man jailed after a dna test proved his innocence in a murder case. the man has already served several years
    pence is a troll. if derp likes this decency denier, what does it say about the derpster?

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  7. The real interest of Hamilton for me is sociological. This Broadway musical is telling us something interesting about our culture, although I can’t quite figure out what.

    It’s quite simple. Even deracinated liberals desire some kind of roots, but American history has been polluted by being so white and male. Give them a kitsch founder-worshipping production, but replace all the white guys and in hip hop form.

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  8. […] These Goodwhites Are Nasty Pieces Of Work (John Derbyshire) […]

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  9. Surprised no one has noticed……Hamilton is a mirror image reverse of Amos and Andy.

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  10. It’s a replay of vibrant multi-cultural America circa 1971 Coca Cola, “Buy the World a Coke”, “Hilltop” TV commercial “I’d Like to teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)”.

    It looks like the mission was to build a perfect multicultural and tolerant world (led by the US), while the US plutocracy and their media allies cheered it along and looted the economy.

    So, it was convenient to socially link the 0,1% to “Teach the World to Sing” so that criticism from “Deplorables” could be dealt with using the SJW playbook, but it didn’t work out this time round, probably because the “Hilltop” people have reached retirement age and the youth wing haven’t yet left their “safe spaces”.

    Aged rock stars and Hollywood actors, ancient plutocrats and a few snowflakes want to keep the party going but it’s probably finished now.

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  11. As somebody mentioned on Twatter, this was like the All-State quarterback being yipped at by members of the drama club.

    Isn’t there some kind of govt. funding for Broadway plays that is up for annual renewal? Maybe that could be…reevaluated.

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  12. The bemusement of Mr Derbyshire, to wit, “doesn’t the phrase “cultural appropriation” apply? Would a show about the Civil Rights movement with an all-white cast—Johnny Depp playing Martin Luther King, perhaps—be acceptable?” Why not? Jesus is now portrayed as A white man so was Moses but it would be interesting for a show about the Civil Rights era with white people a long as the true sentiment and honesty is displayed. Heck yeah!

    Why would Mr Derbyshire state “the black actor who…… ” while not reflecting the white Pence. The white descriptive is left out! I wonder why? But next time I see the local and national news, I will know what to expect. There we go, again

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    • Replies: @syonredux

    Why not? Jesus is now portrayed as A white man so was Moses
     
    Lots of people in the Middle East look European:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hafez_al-Assad

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bashar_al-Assad
  13. Nice Whites are a curse upon whites everywhere. Why? Because most of them are flaming hypocrites and class snobs. You won’t find them supporting working and middle-class whites on anything, nay you’ll most often find them working at cross purposes to Whites and Western civilization because they get a feel good response out of it. The thing they’re relatively wealthy and and socially isolated from the utter toxic c**p they invariable support and try to shove down the throats of lower class whites.

    So they are free to posture and virtue signal all they want and blow $300 a ticket for a crappy Broadway play with a bunch of black clowns doing hip hopping and rhyming that is more apropos in a inner city school.

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    • Replies: @Travis
    most of the "good whites' attending Hamilton are not actually white and are part of a non-christian tribe.
  14. Outsource the arts to India, China, the Philippines, Mexico… But not Eastern Europe, please. I live here, so not in my back yard.

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  15. EYE FOR AN EYE?

    Those among us with some degree of subtlety learned long ago that if, according to the proposed “New York spirit,” when “someone drops a bomb on your mother” then you “go and drop two bombs on his mother,” leads to an escalating cycle of retaliation. Who began it all soon gets lost in the mists of time. The “good hard kick in the crotch” philosophy as promulgated by “nasty pieces of work” in our midst, is “vindictive, self-righteous, and cruel” and likely will lead to disaster. Alas, bold slogans win elections for unsubtle demigods who see not beyond their noses.

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    • Replies: @Chuck Barnard

    Alas, bold slogans win elections for unsubtle demigods who see not beyond their noses.
     
    You mean, like, "Stronger Together"?

    Oh, wait, or "I'm with her."?

    LOL.
  16. When I reflect upon all of the magical musical shows created by true artists such as Rogers and Hammerstein : Oklahoma, Showboat, Brigadoon, etc etc, and then consider this crappy nonsense: Hamilton, I realize again that the US has been just about murdered, obliterated by these leftist idiots, and probably will never recover

    Authenticjazzman, “Mensa” scoiety member since 1973, and pro jazz artist.

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  17. @Rod1963
    Nice Whites are a curse upon whites everywhere. Why? Because most of them are flaming hypocrites and class snobs. You won't find them supporting working and middle-class whites on anything, nay you'll most often find them working at cross purposes to Whites and Western civilization because they get a feel good response out of it. The thing they're relatively wealthy and and socially isolated from the utter toxic c**p they invariable support and try to shove down the throats of lower class whites.

    So they are free to posture and virtue signal all they want and blow $300 a ticket for a crappy Broadway play with a bunch of black clowns doing hip hopping and rhyming that is more apropos in a inner city school.

    most of the “good whites’ attending Hamilton are not actually white and are part of a non-christian tribe.

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  18. It was disappointing that Pence took these supreme insults like a cuck. If an all white cast had done something similar to our current mulatto highness the lefty media would have torn into them like hyenas. But Pence is a white conservative from flyover country so deserves no respect. Midwestern nice cannot sate the hatred of these rabid non-whites and their white & Jewish enablers. It’s time for the Saxon to hate.

    Obviously attending this retarded, ahistorical play is a right of passage for white limousine liberals and Jewish leftists whereby the well heeled NYC SJW crowd can’t maintain their standing until they’ve seen it.

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    • Replies: @Authenticjazzman
    Okay second try, as apparently the censors are taking offense with this factual statement:

    He, Pence, is typical for most of the republican politicians who are terrified of being labeled :

    racist, homophobe or misogynist.

    They would rather be publically humiliated that stand up for themselves, and truth.

    The leftist tyrants now control all of society with these three expressions:

    Racist-homophobe-misogynist.

    Authenticjazzman, "Mensa" society member of forty-plus years and pro jazz artist.
  19. These are not nice people. Let’s return to them the same contempt and loathing they feel for us.

    Naw. How are you going to get close enough to kick ‘em in the crotch?

    It took the cunning of Odysseus to win the war. Never forget that.

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  20. @Donald Forsdyke
    EYE FOR AN EYE?

    Those among us with some degree of subtlety learned long ago that if, according to the proposed "New York spirit," when "someone drops a bomb on your mother" then you "go and drop two bombs on his mother," leads to an escalating cycle of retaliation. Who began it all soon gets lost in the mists of time. The "good hard kick in the crotch" philosophy as promulgated by "nasty pieces of work" in our midst, is "vindictive, self-righteous, and cruel" and likely will lead to disaster. Alas, bold slogans win elections for unsubtle demigods who see not beyond their noses.

    Alas, bold slogans win elections for unsubtle demigods who see not beyond their noses.

    You mean, like, “Stronger Together”?

    Oh, wait, or “I’m with her.”?

    LOL.

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  21. @KenH
    It was disappointing that Pence took these supreme insults like a cuck. If an all white cast had done something similar to our current mulatto highness the lefty media would have torn into them like hyenas. But Pence is a white conservative from flyover country so deserves no respect. Midwestern nice cannot sate the hatred of these rabid non-whites and their white & Jewish enablers. It's time for the Saxon to hate.

    Obviously attending this retarded, ahistorical play is a right of passage for white limousine liberals and Jewish leftists whereby the well heeled NYC SJW crowd can't maintain their standing until they've seen it.

    Okay second try, as apparently the censors are taking offense with this factual statement:

    He, Pence, is typical for most of the republican politicians who are terrified of being labeled :

    racist, homophobe or misogynist.

    They would rather be publically humiliated that stand up for themselves, and truth.

    The leftist tyrants now control all of society with these three expressions:

    Racist-homophobe-misogynist.

    Authenticjazzman, “Mensa” society member of forty-plus years and pro jazz artist.

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  22. @jack shindo
    The bemusement of Mr Derbyshire, to wit, "doesn’t the phrase “cultural appropriation” apply? Would a show about the Civil Rights movement with an all-white cast—Johnny Depp playing Martin Luther King, perhaps—be acceptable?" Why not? Jesus is now portrayed as A white man so was Moses but it would be interesting for a show about the Civil Rights era with white people a long as the true sentiment and honesty is displayed. Heck yeah!

    Why would Mr Derbyshire state "the black actor who...... " while not reflecting the white Pence. The white descriptive is left out! I wonder why? But next time I see the local and national news, I will know what to expect. There we go, again

    Why not? Jesus is now portrayed as A white man so was Moses

    Lots of people in the Middle East look European:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hafez_al-Assad

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bashar_al-Assad

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    • Replies: @Jefferson
    "Lots of people in the Middle East look European:"

    Since Jesus and Moses were Jews, I thought you were going to post pictures of European looking Israelis to prove that it's not farfetched for Jewish biblical figures to be played by White men. Why did you post pictures of Arabs?

    , @Romanian
    Because the whole MENA area used to be European and Christian, more or less. Then the great first wave of Muslim conquest, finding decadent and disunited European powers there, swept through it and reached all the way to Tours, in just six decades afters the death of their Prophet. Eventually, Anatolia was lost as well. And then the Balkans, almost all the way to Vienna. What followed was forced conversion, willing conversion, miscegenation etc etc.
  23. Unconditionally nice = victim.
    Unconditionally rude = asshole.
    Conditionally nice = chivalry.

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  24. But the behavior of the audience was disgraceful and I don’t think niceness is the correct response. As George Orwell observed (writing between the Spanish Civil War and WW2): “If someone drops a bomb on your mother, go and drop two bombs on his mother.”

    That’s more the New York spirit. I hope it’s the Trump spirit.

    It is. Someone posted to Steve’s blog a quote from one of Trump’s books, wherein he advocates attacking and punishing people who wrong you. He says it’s more for the example it sets (“don’t *#!& with me”) for others, than it is for the specific offender. And he’s right, of course.

    Odysseus might tell Pence the same.

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    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason

    As George Orwell observed (writing between the Spanish Civil War and WW2): “If someone drops a bomb on your mother, go and drop two bombs on his mother.”
     
    It is not very intelligent to waste two valuable bombs on someone's mother. In any case Orwell was deploring the attitude described when he created the phrase, not suggesting it.
  25. Say what you want about Christie but I don’t think his response would have been the same as Pence’s non-response response.

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  26. @Fran Macadam
    "'If someone drops a bomb on your mother, go and drop two bombs on his mother.'

    "That’s more the New York spirit. I hope it’s the Trump spirit."

    That was the Trump doctrine, pre-Mattis.

    Some of the not nice tribunes of those Broadway ticket buyers have given us the deepening quagmire hence these past 8 years.

    Never mind bombing his mother, poor woman is probably dying of embarrassment at such jerks with her name. Besides, idiots in D C have wasted too many bombs on such extravagant bloody mindedness and keep sending me the bill.

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  27. @syonredux

    Why not? Jesus is now portrayed as A white man so was Moses
     
    Lots of people in the Middle East look European:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hafez_al-Assad

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bashar_al-Assad

    “Lots of people in the Middle East look European:”

    Since Jesus and Moses were Jews, I thought you were going to post pictures of European looking Israelis to prove that it’s not farfetched for Jewish biblical figures to be played by White men. Why did you post pictures of Arabs?

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    • Replies: @OutWest
    Well, Arabs are Semites.
    , @syonredux

    “Lots of people in the Middle East look European:”

    Since Jesus and Moses were Jews, I thought you were going to post pictures of European looking Israelis to prove that it’s not farfetched for Jewish biblical figures to be played by White men. Why did you post pictures of Arabs?
     
    If I use Israeli Jews, I have to watch out for the Ashkenazi factor (Ashkenazi Jews being roughly 50% European and 50% Middle Eastern in terms of ancestry).

    Using European-looking Arabs removes that problem.
  28. @Jefferson
    "Lots of people in the Middle East look European:"

    Since Jesus and Moses were Jews, I thought you were going to post pictures of European looking Israelis to prove that it's not farfetched for Jewish biblical figures to be played by White men. Why did you post pictures of Arabs?

    Well, Arabs are Semites.

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  29. My God, it is a minstrel show.
    Are they deliberately camping it up, or are they that lacking in awareness?

    I’d heard of this show of course, but I had no idea that it was
    such a collection of nonsense.

    Isn’t this one of those things that like, Beany Babies, will be enormously
    successful and then disappear. I really can’t see this being performed
    nation wide for years.

    I am stunned. Minstrel Show, Amos and Andy. Wow, just wow.

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  30. @Jefferson
    "Lots of people in the Middle East look European:"

    Since Jesus and Moses were Jews, I thought you were going to post pictures of European looking Israelis to prove that it's not farfetched for Jewish biblical figures to be played by White men. Why did you post pictures of Arabs?

    “Lots of people in the Middle East look European:”

    Since Jesus and Moses were Jews, I thought you were going to post pictures of European looking Israelis to prove that it’s not farfetched for Jewish biblical figures to be played by White men. Why did you post pictures of Arabs?

    If I use Israeli Jews, I have to watch out for the Ashkenazi factor (Ashkenazi Jews being roughly 50% European and 50% Middle Eastern in terms of ancestry).

    Using European-looking Arabs removes that problem.

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  31. @syonredux

    Why not? Jesus is now portrayed as A white man so was Moses
     
    Lots of people in the Middle East look European:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hafez_al-Assad

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bashar_al-Assad

    Because the whole MENA area used to be European and Christian, more or less. Then the great first wave of Muslim conquest, finding decadent and disunited European powers there, swept through it and reached all the way to Tours, in just six decades afters the death of their Prophet. Eventually, Anatolia was lost as well. And then the Balkans, almost all the way to Vienna. What followed was forced conversion, willing conversion, miscegenation etc etc.

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  32. @Svigor

    But the behavior of the audience was disgraceful and I don’t think niceness is the correct response. As George Orwell observed (writing between the Spanish Civil War and WW2): “If someone drops a bomb on your mother, go and drop two bombs on his mother.”

    That’s more the New York spirit. I hope it’s the Trump spirit.
     
    It is. Someone posted to Steve's blog a quote from one of Trump's books, wherein he advocates attacking and punishing people who wrong you. He says it's more for the example it sets ("don't *#!& with me") for others, than it is for the specific offender. And he's right, of course.

    Odysseus might tell Pence the same.

    As George Orwell observed (writing between the Spanish Civil War and WW2): “If someone drops a bomb on your mother, go and drop two bombs on his mother.”

    It is not very intelligent to waste two valuable bombs on someone’s mother. In any case Orwell was deploring the attitude described when he created the phrase, not suggesting it.

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  33. A bunch of prancing, Black faggots. Ooh! And “smahrt”, too!

    ~ D-FensDogG
    ‘Loyal American Underground’

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