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There was a reason this Canadian expatriate missed Canada of late. In particular, the every-day normalcy of its local CTV News.

Often so apolitical, Canadians are always less eager to feature the caterwauling of politicians than cover the joys of a cat rescue.

Or, a kiss.

How natural, then, that a CTV Toronto News anchor intuitively ran one of the most enchanting, culturally significant little video clips I’ve seen for a long time.

In it, a young, adorable girl, clutching a tiny dog, is being interviewed about face masks in Toronto’s Trinity Bellwoods Park. Her meandering replies are meaningless. She’s just a regular, uninformed, inarticulate millennial, until… Wait for it.

A dashing and daring young man with a mop of dark hair appears out of nowhere. He is dressed like the rebel characters in the film “Hair,” Milos Forman’s formidable musical. He grabs the girl and kisses her long and deep and oh-so romantically.

The cute girl goes as limp as a ragdoll in his arms. Or, like Scarlett O’Hara in the arms of Rhett Butler. Every bit of her is saying “yes.”

Here were two beautiful, real, young people, kissing spontaneously—not texting or narcissistically uploading airbrushed images of themselves to social media, but connecting in the sweetest, sincerest of ways.

Here was a young man not being rude, but being romantic, a Prince who, with a kiss, turned an ordinary girl into a Princess.

Best of all, the man and the woman were both momentarily and gloriously suspended in a magic world, free of the #MeToo moral panic and the COVID-19 contagion.

And the girl, she responded as women would have responded to manifestly charming, irresistible men in my day. She beamed, and she stumbled about disoriented and mesmerized. To the reporter she gasped, “He’s hot.” To the boy she called out, “text me.”

The interviewer later quizzed the boy. Was he worried he’d contract COVID from the kiss? The dreamy young man, who had a far-away look in his eyes, replied: “I think the kiss was worth it.”

Damn straight it was.

Feminists and gender-study killjoys—“consent activists,” too, in case you were unaware of their existence—will ruin this mesmerizing moment by raping it with the political and pseudo-academic constructs we’ve come to know an loathe. These are, “non-consensual,” “rape culture,” “groping,” “male toxicity and dominance,” “entitlement”—even “violence and violation.”

The truth is, the moment was pure magic. And the young lady’s face and demeanor said as much.

What a downer it was, then, when the television anchor, Nathan Downer, apologized for intuitively running one of the most charming and hopeful video vignettes I’ve seen in a long time.

You did “good,” Mr. Downer. You uplifted and elevated us all, in these dark and deeply dumb days—in the days of a plague that has turned us all into untouchables and a politics that has made us a little touched in the head.

Nobody could watch that sweet moment and not secretly hope, deep down, that, off-camera, those lip-locked, lovely young people got to fulfil the promise of that kiss.

 
• Category: Ideology • Tags: Canada, Feminism, Political Correctness 
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  1. Obvious that most women want the opposite of what millions of tons of female rhetoric of late indicate.

    The man’s trouble is that supplying it gets easily whiplashed into destruction if, as normally happens, romance sours. A woman may attempt all manner of calumny against the principal agent in actions she once lauded specifically in writing.

    Er, I mean, that’s what I’ve heard anyway.

    • Replies: @botazefa
  2. botazefa says:
    @schnellandine

    Er, I mean, that’s what I’ve heard anyway.

    A rare admission. I salute you.

    Treat women nice.

    • Thanks: ILANA Mercer
    • Replies: @schnellandine
  3. He shoulda gotten L.A.I.D.. She’s nothing special, but she’s available and easy. She’s all she needs to be.

  4. anon[427] • Disclaimer says:

    What if the guy running up and kissing her looked like George Floyd on crack, and she wasn’t happy?

  5. Dan Hayes says:

    If this incident had occurred in NYC, Gloria Allred or her partner-in-crime daughter Lisa Bloom would have sued the young man and painted him as another Harvey Weinstein!

    • Agree: ILANA Mercer, Kerry C
  6. Binyamin says:

    What a ridiculous ‘post’ ! For fuck’s sake this is not the era of Mad Men! We are now in the twenty first century. No doubt Mercer wishes she was living in the era of Mad Med when drunken, lecherous white men (they were always white men) went around groping their way to success, fame and money. Ours is the era of boring, senile elderly white men (Trump, Biden etc, the list is endless). But honestly folks, if a man goes up to an unknown women and kises her on the mouth unasked, the law would regard this as sexual assault if the woman complains to the police and vast majority of woman would- one hope so anyway. This brainless Canadian bimbo does a disservice to all female victims of sexual assault the world over by not realising that she herself has been a victim of a sexual assault- I am offcourse assuming that the whole thing was not a set up by the participants so they will become youtube stars. Some people would do anything for publicity although I am yet to see someone shagging a sheep on YouTube.
    Incidentally, imagine if the man was black, Mercer’s post would be ranting and raging about black on white crime. Mercer’s piss poor effort very likely indicates her own fantasies- granted she is entitled to these. Therefore dear Unz readers, anyone willing to snog a screeching, elderly harridan? Must be male and white.

  7. That’s, according to Michael Moore’s Bowling for Columbine, the reason why america kids run amok in schools and Canadians don’t (or didn’t, but that might have something to do with american Youtube & Co).
    The less american (jewish) media.

  8. Kerry C says:

    Thanks to author for writing that. I needed a break from endless hours of riot … er, I mean protest coverage and opinion.

    I enjoyed the video as well.

    • Replies: @Realist
  9. Kerry C says:
    @Binyamin

    Nice incoherent rant there man. I can picture you now – your life is online only, and it’s a mix of 4Chan, World of Warcraft and animated Vietnamese pornography. I’m no psychologist, but I’m guessing this article caused such a visceral response from you because any girl you would ever dare to approach would run for cover. You know it, I know it, and everyone commenting here knows it.

  10. Kerry C says:
    @Binyamin

    And another thing – Mercer an “old harridan*?” Are you kidding me? You need your eyes checked.

    *Wordsmith Mercer would probably appreciate your use of that word.

    • Thanks: ILANA Mercer
  11. Realist says:
    @Kerry C

    Thanks to author for writing that. I needed a break from endless hours of riot … er, I mean protest coverage and opinion.

    You are a pure sycophant bootlicker for Ilana.

  12. Realist says:

    What a ridiculous ‘post’ !

    Ilana goes from her anti-White diatribes of the last few weeks to this meaningless mush. She seems to have the Biden brain disease.

  13. Will the federal reserve be able to give the sleeping booty in their uotstreched arms

    the ki$$ of life

    Or will the sleeping booty give the FED a kick start to their AAA’s hole

    A REWARD FOR THE QE errs

    • LOL: schnellandine
  14. @Realist

    She seems to have the Biden brain disease.

    I think it’s more accurately termed “I need to excrete another column” syndrome.

    My normal thought when reading many UR articles: I’ll bet there are at least 30 commenters here who write better than this.

    Had a column slot at a semi-highbrow site long ago. First thing to strike me was the quality of emails received. Encouraged a few to submit for publication, but only one followed through. Takes a certain kind to do the grind regularly, and very few maintain or improve in quality.

    Mercer’s writing often revolves around herself, regardless of topic—a common affliction for opinioners. She is in most cases attempting to convey to the reader some quality about herself she considers superior. This one is obvious, and of course doesn’t address anything below the romantic thriller and those who would spoil it, for that would be engaging gears to make something move.

    • Replies: @Realist
  15. Realist says:
    @schnellandine

    I think it’s more accurately termed “I need to excrete another column” syndrome.

    II agree with your reply.

  16. Jake says:

    Am I the only one who cannot make the video play? Now I want to see That Kiss.

    • Replies: @schnellandine
  17. @Jake

    Are you clicking the screenshot? Video link is in this text:

    “one of the most enchanting, culturally significant little video clips I’ve seen for a long time.”

    BTW, if it’s staged (as some alleging), she’s the best actress I’ve seen in many years. Acting isn’t as easy as some dopes assume.

  18. @Realist

    Ilana goes from her anti-White diatribes of the last few weeks to this meaningless mush.

    Her anti-White diatribe was a little more subtle this time.

    He is dressed like the rebel characters in the film “Hair,” Milos Forman’s formidable musical.

    Hair is an anti-white movie made by one of her tribe. Of course she has to praise it.

    • Replies: @Realist
    , @ILANA Mercer
  19. Realist says:
    @Chris Mallory

    Hair is an anti-white movie made by one of her tribe. Of course she has to praise it.

    Great point…but her article is gibberish.

  20. @Chris Mallory

    “Hair” is a magnificent antiwar movie, featuring Western ideas, music and dance at their most triumphant. This musical is an achievement (and I don’t much like musicals).

    Who do you think That War killed? Poor white boys (and tens of thousands of Vietnamese).

    What kind of music does it feature? Western music at its best. Western dance at its best, too. (No matter the color of the choreographers, I see the great Martha Graham’s influence in their work.)

    What kind of black-Americans does “Hair” showcase? Blacks singing in the Western tradition, dancing in the same tradition (no twerking) and signing-up to the tradition of anti-state war protest.

    What kind of Left was featured in “hair”? The Old Left, the anti-war Left, before “liberal brains became pickled in the formaldehyde of identity politics.”

    As I wrote, “At its most effective and substantive, the left once protested against gratuitous wars.” Now, “’the new liberal brand’ amounts to nothing more than ‘commodified and market-tested ‘diversity.’”

    http://www.ilanamercer.com/2018/05/liberal-brains-are-pickled-in-the-formaldehyde-of-identity-politics/

    Hair is not anti-white (as the reader alleges); IT IS WHITE; it instantiates Western culture in every respect.

    • Disagree: Chris Mallory
    • Replies: @Biff
    , @Thomm
  21. I will take Shenandoah or The Wild Bunch for an anti war film over any movie about dirty, left wing, anti white hippies any day of the week and twice on Sundays. But then I am an actual American, born and raised, not a rootless cosmopolitan from the other side of the world.

  22. @Binyamin

    “No doubt Mercer wishes she was living in the era of Mad Med when drunken, lecherous white men (they were always white men) went around groping their way to success, fame and money. Ours is the era of boring, senile elderly white men (Trump, Biden etc, the list is endless). ”

    True enough. But you’re forgetting a major part: the Jews forced their way in, and, in typical fashion, took the whole thing over and ruined it for everyone else (Weinstein, Epstein, et. alia)

  23. Biff says:
    @ILANA Mercer

    I completely agree with your assessment, but there is one small typo:

    Who do you think That War killed? Poor white boys (and tens of thousands of Vietnamese).

    That would be millions of Vietnamese.

    • Thanks: ILANA Mercer
  24. ruralguy says:

    A heart-warming clip. It reminded me of my first kiss at work, under a Mistletoe in 1980, when things like that could occur. The girl surprised me with a passionate kiss, under a mistletoe she pinned to the ceiling. It left me stunned, pleased and puzzled. This girl was deeply infatuated with another guy, but the depth of that kiss was mind boggling and she only kissed me. I’ve been married now for decades, gaining much insight from marriage, but I still can’t figure out much of female thought.

    • Thanks: ILANA Mercer
  25. In college, one evening after dinner, I was walking through the kitchen back to my dormitory, when there was a girl from one of my classes leaning over a sink washing pots and pans. She had a job in the cafeteria. As I passed behind her, I spanked her cute bottom and walked on. She turned and shouted angrily at me, and I wondered what I had done. I had not even thought about it. It was a spontaneous act.

    Next door, in our residence hall, I sat down in the lobby lounge feeling terribly guilty. A few minutes later she walked in, having finished her kitchen shift. I immediately apologized. “I’m sorry. I wasn’t thinking. I shouldn’t have done that. I just like you. I think you’re cute. I am very sorry, and I should not have done that.”

    If it were today, I could be expelled.

    To my surprise, the girl sat down in the lounge with me. Within minutes, she told me she was a virgin and had no experience with men or sex. In a few more minutes we decided to change that in my room. In the next hour or two, we did. I still can’t believe it.

    That was the only time we made love. She asked me not to tell anyone, and I have kept my promise for forty years. I hope this comment doesn’t count as telling. She was a wonderful girl who surprised me that night, and it all began with a spontaneous spank on her bottom.

    • LOL: ILANA Mercer
    • Replies: @Biff
  26. Biff says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Within minutes, she told me she was a virgin and had no experience with men or sex. In a few more minutes we decided to change that in my room.

    For fifty dollars….

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
  27. @Biff

    The blood I found on my sheets the next day confirmed the veracity of what she had told me. Frankly, the whole idea was hers. All I had done was spank her on the ass.

    • Replies: @Biff
  28. Biff says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Ahhhhh man… How can I un-read that…

    • Agree: schnellandine, botazefa
    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
  29. @Biff

    You started it, man.

    (Hey, the whole thing made me proud and met her needs.)

    • Agree: ILANA Mercer
  30. Thomm says:
    @ILANA Mercer

    What kind of black-Americans does “Hair” showcase? Blacks singing in the Western tradition, dancing in the same tradition (no twerking) and signing-up to the tradition of anti-state war protest.

    What kind of Left was featured in “hair”? The Old Left, the anti-war Left, before “liberal brains became pickled in the formaldehyde of identity politics.”

    Yep.

    ‘Hair’ was a good film, and is a good theatrical production. But it was neither white nor non-white. The opening scene of ‘Age of Aquarius’ was a black man and white woman in close contact during their dance moves. The people who say either are merely in the ‘when all you have is a pizza-cutter, everything looks like a pizza’ zone.

    Age of Aquarius was a timeless song :

    schnellandine said :

    Mercer’s writing often revolves around herself, regardless of topic—a common affliction for opinioners.

    er….how many other female authors do you read? Almost ALL of them are like that, with rare few exceptions like Ann Coulter. There are just being true to their nature.

    Ilana Mercer is no exception to Steve Sailer’s Law of Female Journalism.

    • Replies: @schnellandine
  31. @Thomm

    Ilana Mercer is no exception to Steve Sailer’s Law of Female Journalism.

    You’re wrong there. Sailer:

    The most heartfelt articles by female journalists tend to be demands that social values be overturned in order that, Come the Revolution, the journalist herself will be considered hotter-looking.

    A common bitch against Mercer is her use of photos which show her looking hot. Most male readers would concede that being ‘considered hotter-looking’ isn’t what drives her. It appears to me that Mercer, in short, wishes to be regarded—by males that count—as not just another pretty face… with a pretty face. Oh, and ignore the Jew thing please; it’s such a pleasant nuisance.

    • Replies: @botazefa
  32. botazefa says:
    @schnellandine

    A common bitch against Mercer is her use of photos which show her looking hot.

    Hop on any opportunity to unleash mommie issues on any Ms. Mercer. Don’t miss an opportunity to -Jew!-.

    Sorry some parents got divorced and some mother dominated their sons. That’s how it goes.

    One learns to atop externalizing emotional vomit on others. One grows up. One matures and starts contributing and building instead of instigating and troublemaking.

    Or not

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