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Within 280 characters, what else can you fit in that Today’s Youth know about American history?

Here’s an updated version to work with:

When white supremacist cop Kyle Rittenhouse crossed a state line to shoot George Floyd and Emmett Till on January 6, 1619, it was yet another lynching of all Black bodies, who built our democracy and invented the lightbulb but were redlined by FDR out of generational home equity.

To paraphrase what singer David Allan Coe told songwriter Steve Goodman after Goodman claimed “You Never Even Called Me By Name” is the perfect country song: It’s not bad, but where is “lived experience,” “emotional labor,” “intersectionality,” “exhaustion,” and “touched my hair”?

 
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  1. Within 280 characters

    Don’t need that many:

    Black good, white bad!

    • Replies: @Nicholas Stix
    @Twinkie

    Slight modification: black holy, White evil!

    , @Peter D. Bredon
    @Twinkie

    Too many words.

    Who/Whom

  2. The Tuskegee Airmen won WW2 for us, Frederic Douglas won freedom for the slaves and the Buffalo Soldiers won the West. With all that winning, how could blacks NOT invent the touchdown dance?

    • Replies: @Patrick in SC
    @J1234

    And the Hidden Figures gals got us to the moon.

    , @vinteuil
    @J1234


    The Tuskegee Airmen won WW2 for us, Frederic Douglas won freedom for the slaves and the Buffalo Soldiers won the West. With all that winning, how could blacks NOT invent the touchdown dance?
     
    ‘Who built the Pyramids?’ cried the Ishmaelite orator. ‘A Negro. Who invented the circulation of the blood? A Negro. Ladies and gentlemen, I ask you as impartial members of the great British public, who discovered America?’
    , @The Alarmist
    @J1234

    Don’t forget Lt. Col. Colin Powell winning the war in Vietnam, and later reprising it in Iraq ... twice.

  3. Have to put scare quotes around Harvard educated.

    • Replies: @Fox
    @Dan Smith

    That's a great idea!

  4. “When white policeman Kyle Rittenhouse shot George Floyd and Emmett Till on January 6th, 1619, it was not just the white supremacist murder of two more black men, it was a lynching of *all* black bodies, which built our democracy, but were redlined out of generational home equity.”

    Well that’s an instant classic Steve! Touché!!!

    I am sure that Nikole Hannah-Jones will be sending you a bouquet of roses now that she knows that you are on the right side of history.

    • Replies: @Inquiring Mind
    @PaceLaw

    "It is time for us to do what we have been doing. And that time is every day."

    That quote needs to be on a monument, I tell you!

    By the way, Arnold Schwarzenegger escaped injury in a multi-car crash in Beverly Hills. His GMC Yukon full-size SUV (I thought he believed in Global Warming) ran over a Prius doing a U-turn (at least someone believes in Global Warming) that in turn smashed into a Porsche Cayenne SUV and another vehicle, the make and model not disclosed to spare the owner social embarrassment.

    I'll be here all week, try the veal, and be sure to tip your waiter.

    Replies: @PaceLaw, @Peter D. Bredon

    , @Barbarossa
    @PaceLaw


    I am sure that Nikole Hannah-Jones will be sending you a bouquet of roses now that she knows that you are on the right side of history.
     
    Geez. No kidding. It took me a minute to realize that it was a satirical sentence. I honestly wouldn't have been surprised if it wasn't!
  5. This has really gone on long enough.

    • Agree: Matthew Kelly
  6. Testing. My. Sobriety. Get. Off. Internet. Already.

  7. Can’t top you Steve.

    But my reaction is beyond–i think it’s beyond?–arguing over or just mocking all this. My reaction is on to accepting that the minoritarians have owned the field and flooded with shit.

    Let’s just pose the obvious question: Since we’re so bad, you won’t have a problem with us just leaving?

    • Replies: @anonymous
    @AnotherDad

    What would national divorce look like to you?

    Replies: @kaganovitch, @AnotherDad, @rebel yell, @Art Deco

  8. Terrified all her life. Chased up and down Fifth Avenue by the Great Neck Klan, bused into the city by corrupt, racist political machinery of City Hall. Okay. It was the regime of Bill de Blasio whatever. But regardless all that Das Kapital stuff, we know he’s a honky.

  9. @J1234
    The Tuskegee Airmen won WW2 for us, Frederic Douglas won freedom for the slaves and the Buffalo Soldiers won the West. With all that winning, how could blacks NOT invent the touchdown dance?



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nBGC0tOimg

    Replies: @Patrick in SC, @vinteuil, @The Alarmist

    And the Hidden Figures gals got us to the moon.

  10. When are you redneck yokels gonna get busy and terrorize the lefties so that they can achieve martyrdom?

    You’re deliberately refusing to do your part.

    Must be racism.

    /s/

  11. Also an interesting article from almost exactly 10 years ago to the day in the NYT. A lot has changed since. Even the vague amorphous illustration has more dept and looks like it could be hand drawn as opposed to modern ‘people of flat’ illustrations that have zero depth and embrace a digital Tumblr-style that is so dull.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/29/opinion/sunday/adolescent-girl-hysteria.html

    One afternoon last October in a small town about 50 miles from Buffalo, a high school cheerleader lay down for a nap, and woke up changed. She had been struck not with Tourette’s but with a host of symptoms that resembled it: facial tics, uncontrollable movement, stuttering, verbal outbursts. Several other schoolmates have been afflicted, for a total of 14 girls. One boy reported symptoms.
    Parents, school officials and doctors investigated possible organic causes of this troubling event, and serially ruled out potential suspects, from vaccine reactions to environmental hazards. (Erin Brockovich is looking into possible toxic causes.) The girls continued to suffer, dropped out of school and gave television interviews in which their arms looped around wildly and their voices broke and warbled.

    Well, that’s the kind of nutty story that only happens once, or so I briefly thought, until more focused Googling quickly led me to an almost identical episode, this one in 2002, in a high school in rural North Carolina. Once again, a cheerleader was first to manifest the strange symptoms, and once again other girls, some of them cheerleaders, were struck with the same condition.

    There are famous cases that closely mimic these strange events. In 1962, in a girls’ school in Tanzania, a laughing epidemic spread to 95 students and lasted for months. In 1965 there was a fainting episode at a girls’ school in Blackburn, England, that landed 85 girls in the hospital. In 1983, when there was a widespread fear of chemical warfare in the West Bank, more than 900 Arab schoolgirls and a few female Israeli soldiers exhibited the symptoms of having been gassed, but doctors found no specific cause for the outbreak.

    Hysteria is the most retrograde and non-womyn-empowering condition. It’s not supposed to happen anymore (we have Title IX!), but it won’t seem to go away. Both history and myth are filled with stories of girls exhibiting bizarre symptoms around the time of puberty — from Cassandra and her raving, to the girls of the Salem witch trials, to the girls whose households were believed to be the site of poltergeist hauntings, to cheerleaders in New York and North Carolina. Pubescent girls, it seems, are manifestly more likely to exhibit extreme and bizarre psychological symptoms than are teenage boys.

    Most parents of adolescent girls will never have to contend with episodes of hysteria of the kind experienced by the cheerleaders. But anyone with a teenage daughter can attest that this is a time of emotional extremes and high drama, of girls who are one moment affectionate youngsters and the next screaming banshees. “What’s gotten into you?” the perplexed mother in “The Exorcist” wonders about her demonized daughter; it’s a question that the mothers of non-possessed girls often ask during the teenage years.

    What girls need during this time is a stable and supportive space in which to work out all of this drama. In many respects a teenage girl’s home is more important to her than at any time since she was a small child. She also needs emotional support and protection from the most corrosive cultural forces that seek to exploit her when she is least able to resist. Most of all she needs some privacy to work to make a way for herself as a strong and confident young woman. The emotional swings of normal female adolescence attest to its intensity, and they are also the reason girls need and deserve more protection during this time of their lives. As a neurologist treating the New York girls said: “These girls will get better. We have to give them time and space.”

    At the time, January 2012 the author couldn’t have imagined the greatest mass hysteria of teenage girls was just beginning and makes no mention of transgenderism since until recently there were just a literal handful of FtMs. (One the best passing examples being the former ‘boyfriend’ of the dominatrix the first Wachowski brother trooned out with and married.)

    Whilst wokeness obviously has as it’s precedent much ideology that has become the new moral cosmology for the West and the US in particular over many decades coming from obvious ethnic activists, it seems to me that the particular form it has taken since around 2013 has very much the imprint of hysterical teenage girls who have been acting out through social media, whom they are the power users of, leading to outsized and sudden influence that has been hugely destabilising socially as wokeness keeps moving too fast in directions only certain kinds of teenage girls could understand, alienating everyone else and seemingly having no limit or objectives.

    Teenage girls with BPD and the downstream followers who aren’t as cluster B are a key element to understanding what has happened since 2013. Tumblr was a community virtually solely inhabited by them and it became known throughout the internet as a place of sheer madness and purity spirals. And it was the place where many things we take for granted today in terms of wokeness began just with a delay of a few years.

    • Thanks: ic1000
    • Replies: @silviosilver
    @Altai


    Also an interesting article from almost exactly 10 years ago to the day in the NYT.
     
    Talking about ten years ago, if he hadn't already done it once, you reckon George Zimmerman would have done it in 2022?
    , @Nicholas Stix
    @Altai

    So, how does one explain black race hysteria?

    Replies: @Altai

    , @AnotherDad
    @Altai

    Appreciate your solid work on the adolescent girl hysteria/social media nexus driving this thing Altai.

    I have thought for a while most young women would be a *lot* healthier if they started everyday by milking the cows, collecting some eggs and cooking breakfast.

    I think that's true for all of us. We're evolved for the mix of labor--including physical labor--of farm life. But it seems young women are particularly nuts when unmoored.

    Replies: @Alden

  12. Does it need to make any sense? If not, you could leave out adverbs, articles, etc., leaving trigger words only.

  13. @Altai
    https://twitter.com/PinkRangerLB/status/1479255177819471877

    Also an interesting article from almost exactly 10 years ago to the day in the NYT. A lot has changed since. Even the vague amorphous illustration has more dept and looks like it could be hand drawn as opposed to modern 'people of flat' illustrations that have zero depth and embrace a digital Tumblr-style that is so dull.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/29/opinion/sunday/adolescent-girl-hysteria.html


    One afternoon last October in a small town about 50 miles from Buffalo, a high school cheerleader lay down for a nap, and woke up changed. She had been struck not with Tourette’s but with a host of symptoms that resembled it: facial tics, uncontrollable movement, stuttering, verbal outbursts. Several other schoolmates have been afflicted, for a total of 14 girls. One boy reported symptoms.
    Parents, school officials and doctors investigated possible organic causes of this troubling event, and serially ruled out potential suspects, from vaccine reactions to environmental hazards. (Erin Brockovich is looking into possible toxic causes.) The girls continued to suffer, dropped out of school and gave television interviews in which their arms looped around wildly and their voices broke and warbled.

    Well, that’s the kind of nutty story that only happens once, or so I briefly thought, until more focused Googling quickly led me to an almost identical episode, this one in 2002, in a high school in rural North Carolina. Once again, a cheerleader was first to manifest the strange symptoms, and once again other girls, some of them cheerleaders, were struck with the same condition.

    There are famous cases that closely mimic these strange events. In 1962, in a girls’ school in Tanzania, a laughing epidemic spread to 95 students and lasted for months. In 1965 there was a fainting episode at a girls’ school in Blackburn, England, that landed 85 girls in the hospital. In 1983, when there was a widespread fear of chemical warfare in the West Bank, more than 900 Arab schoolgirls and a few female Israeli soldiers exhibited the symptoms of having been gassed, but doctors found no specific cause for the outbreak.

    ...

    Hysteria is the most retrograde and non-womyn-empowering condition. It’s not supposed to happen anymore (we have Title IX!), but it won’t seem to go away. Both history and myth are filled with stories of girls exhibiting bizarre symptoms around the time of puberty — from Cassandra and her raving, to the girls of the Salem witch trials, to the girls whose households were believed to be the site of poltergeist hauntings, to cheerleaders in New York and North Carolina. Pubescent girls, it seems, are manifestly more likely to exhibit extreme and bizarre psychological symptoms than are teenage boys.

    ...

    Most parents of adolescent girls will never have to contend with episodes of hysteria of the kind experienced by the cheerleaders. But anyone with a teenage daughter can attest that this is a time of emotional extremes and high drama, of girls who are one moment affectionate youngsters and the next screaming banshees. “What’s gotten into you?” the perplexed mother in “The Exorcist” wonders about her demonized daughter; it’s a question that the mothers of non-possessed girls often ask during the teenage years.

    What girls need during this time is a stable and supportive space in which to work out all of this drama. In many respects a teenage girl’s home is more important to her than at any time since she was a small child. She also needs emotional support and protection from the most corrosive cultural forces that seek to exploit her when she is least able to resist. Most of all she needs some privacy to work to make a way for herself as a strong and confident young woman. The emotional swings of normal female adolescence attest to its intensity, and they are also the reason girls need and deserve more protection during this time of their lives. As a neurologist treating the New York girls said: “These girls will get better. We have to give them time and space.”
     

    At the time, January 2012 the author couldn't have imagined the greatest mass hysteria of teenage girls was just beginning and makes no mention of transgenderism since until recently there were just a literal handful of FtMs. (One the best passing examples being the former 'boyfriend' of the dominatrix the first Wachowski brother trooned out with and married.)

    Whilst wokeness obviously has as it's precedent much ideology that has become the new moral cosmology for the West and the US in particular over many decades coming from obvious ethnic activists, it seems to me that the particular form it has taken since around 2013 has very much the imprint of hysterical teenage girls who have been acting out through social media, whom they are the power users of, leading to outsized and sudden influence that has been hugely destabilising socially as wokeness keeps moving too fast in directions only certain kinds of teenage girls could understand, alienating everyone else and seemingly having no limit or objectives.

    Teenage girls with BPD and the downstream followers who aren't as cluster B are a key element to understanding what has happened since 2013. Tumblr was a community virtually solely inhabited by them and it became known throughout the internet as a place of sheer madness and purity spirals. And it was the place where many things we take for granted today in terms of wokeness began just with a delay of a few years.

    Replies: @silviosilver, @Nicholas Stix, @AnotherDad

    Also an interesting article from almost exactly 10 years ago to the day in the NYT.

    Talking about ten years ago, if he hadn’t already done it once, you reckon George Zimmerman would have done it in 2022?

  14. @J1234
    The Tuskegee Airmen won WW2 for us, Frederic Douglas won freedom for the slaves and the Buffalo Soldiers won the West. With all that winning, how could blacks NOT invent the touchdown dance?



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nBGC0tOimg

    Replies: @Patrick in SC, @vinteuil, @The Alarmist

    The Tuskegee Airmen won WW2 for us, Frederic Douglas won freedom for the slaves and the Buffalo Soldiers won the West. With all that winning, how could blacks NOT invent the touchdown dance?

    ‘Who built the Pyramids?’ cried the Ishmaelite orator. ‘A Negro. Who invented the circulation of the blood? A Negro. Ladies and gentlemen, I ask you as impartial members of the great British public, who discovered America?’

    • Thanks: Right_On, Calvin Hobbes
    • LOL: Bardon Kaldian
  15. @PaceLaw
    “When white policeman Kyle Rittenhouse shot George Floyd and Emmett Till on January 6th, 1619, it was not just the white supremacist murder of two more black men, it was a lynching of *all* black bodies, which built our democracy, but were redlined out of generational home equity.”

    Well that’s an instant classic Steve! Touché!!!

    I am sure that Nikole Hannah-Jones will be sending you a bouquet of roses now that she knows that you are on the right side of history.

    Replies: @Inquiring Mind, @Barbarossa

    “It is time for us to do what we have been doing. And that time is every day.”

    That quote needs to be on a monument, I tell you!

    By the way, Arnold Schwarzenegger escaped injury in a multi-car crash in Beverly Hills. His GMC Yukon full-size SUV (I thought he believed in Global Warming) ran over a Prius doing a U-turn (at least someone believes in Global Warming) that in turn smashed into a Porsche Cayenne SUV and another vehicle, the make and model not disclosed to spare the owner social embarrassment.

    I’ll be here all week, try the veal, and be sure to tip your waiter.

    • Thanks: Coemgen
    • LOL: Dieter Kief
    • Replies: @PaceLaw
    @Inquiring Mind

    Something tells me that the Porsche Cayenne SUV had it coming to it. Lol! In a world of GMC Yukons and Priuses, the Porsche SUV is definitely the patrician, which means it deserves to be smashed. The smug bastard . . .

    , @Peter D. Bredon
    @Inquiring Mind

    "That quote needs to be on a monument, I tell you!"

    Ironically, short snappy cliches used to promote knowledge, not woke twitter ignorance:

    "Knowledge is good."

    -from the stature of Emil Faber, founder of Faber College (Animal House)

  16. When Leo Frank was lynched by a gang of neo-nazis for flirting with a white girl in 1913, Rabbi Tim Wise assembled a diverse team of vigilantes to avenge his death. Their motto: “it’s not murder, it’s a mitzvah.”

    • Thanks: Calvin Hobbes
    • Replies: @Spect3r
    @Ian Smith

    "Neo Nazis" in 1913... they were well ahead of their time, weren't they?
    :D

  17. Semi off-topic:

    A couple of weeks ago, a Philadelphia public housing apartment bldg. which had 26 people stuffed into two apartments, went up in flames when a 5 year old left unattended found a lighter and lit a dry Xmas tree, killing 12-13 people and torching the building.

    Anyway, a negro girls dance group, with the euphonious name of “Chocolate Ballerina” , decided to hold a scam, er, sorry, a fundraiser supposed to go to the surviving victims of the fire, as well as the bereaved families of the dead.

    The title of the fund drive “Give the Gift of Warmth”.

    You can’t make this schitt up…

    • LOL: Bardon Kaldian, bomag
    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
    @AceDeuce


    “Give the Gift of Warmth”.
     
    Wouldn't have Wormth been more appropriate - and more caring too? Also more non-discriminent against lidplers.
  18. @Dan Smith
    Have to put scare quotes around Harvard educated.

    Replies: @Fox

    That’s a great idea!

  19. I remain utterly baffled that people use Twitter.

    • Replies: @Intelligent Dasein
    @onetwothree


    I remain utterly baffled that people use Twitter.
     
    Me too. Twitter use seems to vary in direct proportion to someone's inherent Occidentalism. The famous 280 characters have become the preferred haiku-form for ironical sniping in the late imperial age. Someday, history students will read (in real books) certain choice old tweets, just like we look at political cartoons from the 1840s, and be mystified by them.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @J.Ross
    @onetwothree

    Well. Mostly they don't. Almost all of Garag's Toilet is bots. The celebrity accounts are a kind of equivalent of comedy shows with writing staffs -- human, but not one guy as advertised. Maybe there's an accidental minority between those groups, of unassisted individual humans who are who they say they are, but they have the limitation that nobody reads them.

    , @AndrewR
    @onetwothree

    It used to be fun but the censorship is so ridiculous now that it's not worth it.

  20. @Twinkie

    Within 280 characters
     
    Don’t need that many:

    Black good, white bad!

    Replies: @Nicholas Stix, @Peter D. Bredon

    Slight modification: black holy, White evil!

  21. OT: Damn Canadians.

    Two Canadians got into a beef with another Canadian down along the Mexican Riviera. Gunshots ensued, two dead. Should keep those Canadians out.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-60092429

    • Replies: @Muggles
    @Daniel H

    Since there are no guns in Canada, they have to go to Mexico to shoot it out.

    Can make "beefing" pretty costly.

    Better just down a sixer of Molson and duke it out.

  22. @Altai
    https://twitter.com/PinkRangerLB/status/1479255177819471877

    Also an interesting article from almost exactly 10 years ago to the day in the NYT. A lot has changed since. Even the vague amorphous illustration has more dept and looks like it could be hand drawn as opposed to modern 'people of flat' illustrations that have zero depth and embrace a digital Tumblr-style that is so dull.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/29/opinion/sunday/adolescent-girl-hysteria.html


    One afternoon last October in a small town about 50 miles from Buffalo, a high school cheerleader lay down for a nap, and woke up changed. She had been struck not with Tourette’s but with a host of symptoms that resembled it: facial tics, uncontrollable movement, stuttering, verbal outbursts. Several other schoolmates have been afflicted, for a total of 14 girls. One boy reported symptoms.
    Parents, school officials and doctors investigated possible organic causes of this troubling event, and serially ruled out potential suspects, from vaccine reactions to environmental hazards. (Erin Brockovich is looking into possible toxic causes.) The girls continued to suffer, dropped out of school and gave television interviews in which their arms looped around wildly and their voices broke and warbled.

    Well, that’s the kind of nutty story that only happens once, or so I briefly thought, until more focused Googling quickly led me to an almost identical episode, this one in 2002, in a high school in rural North Carolina. Once again, a cheerleader was first to manifest the strange symptoms, and once again other girls, some of them cheerleaders, were struck with the same condition.

    There are famous cases that closely mimic these strange events. In 1962, in a girls’ school in Tanzania, a laughing epidemic spread to 95 students and lasted for months. In 1965 there was a fainting episode at a girls’ school in Blackburn, England, that landed 85 girls in the hospital. In 1983, when there was a widespread fear of chemical warfare in the West Bank, more than 900 Arab schoolgirls and a few female Israeli soldiers exhibited the symptoms of having been gassed, but doctors found no specific cause for the outbreak.

    ...

    Hysteria is the most retrograde and non-womyn-empowering condition. It’s not supposed to happen anymore (we have Title IX!), but it won’t seem to go away. Both history and myth are filled with stories of girls exhibiting bizarre symptoms around the time of puberty — from Cassandra and her raving, to the girls of the Salem witch trials, to the girls whose households were believed to be the site of poltergeist hauntings, to cheerleaders in New York and North Carolina. Pubescent girls, it seems, are manifestly more likely to exhibit extreme and bizarre psychological symptoms than are teenage boys.

    ...

    Most parents of adolescent girls will never have to contend with episodes of hysteria of the kind experienced by the cheerleaders. But anyone with a teenage daughter can attest that this is a time of emotional extremes and high drama, of girls who are one moment affectionate youngsters and the next screaming banshees. “What’s gotten into you?” the perplexed mother in “The Exorcist” wonders about her demonized daughter; it’s a question that the mothers of non-possessed girls often ask during the teenage years.

    What girls need during this time is a stable and supportive space in which to work out all of this drama. In many respects a teenage girl’s home is more important to her than at any time since she was a small child. She also needs emotional support and protection from the most corrosive cultural forces that seek to exploit her when she is least able to resist. Most of all she needs some privacy to work to make a way for herself as a strong and confident young woman. The emotional swings of normal female adolescence attest to its intensity, and they are also the reason girls need and deserve more protection during this time of their lives. As a neurologist treating the New York girls said: “These girls will get better. We have to give them time and space.”
     

    At the time, January 2012 the author couldn't have imagined the greatest mass hysteria of teenage girls was just beginning and makes no mention of transgenderism since until recently there were just a literal handful of FtMs. (One the best passing examples being the former 'boyfriend' of the dominatrix the first Wachowski brother trooned out with and married.)

    Whilst wokeness obviously has as it's precedent much ideology that has become the new moral cosmology for the West and the US in particular over many decades coming from obvious ethnic activists, it seems to me that the particular form it has taken since around 2013 has very much the imprint of hysterical teenage girls who have been acting out through social media, whom they are the power users of, leading to outsized and sudden influence that has been hugely destabilising socially as wokeness keeps moving too fast in directions only certain kinds of teenage girls could understand, alienating everyone else and seemingly having no limit or objectives.

    Teenage girls with BPD and the downstream followers who aren't as cluster B are a key element to understanding what has happened since 2013. Tumblr was a community virtually solely inhabited by them and it became known throughout the internet as a place of sheer madness and purity spirals. And it was the place where many things we take for granted today in terms of wokeness began just with a delay of a few years.

    Replies: @silviosilver, @Nicholas Stix, @AnotherDad

    So, how does one explain black race hysteria?

    • Replies: @Altai
    @Nicholas Stix

    Black race hysteria is very much fueled and taken up by teenage girls.

    I'd argue that black wokeness has become very feminised and is signal boosted by teenage girls very much actually.

    There are angry black man groups but they don't seem to be the ones spearheading things on social media. Yeah they burned everything down after Floyd but the mass marches and things were pure MSM and social media fueled. Nobody actually listens to the angry black men on the street anymore, we don't get their vox pops. BLM was founded by women. The two black women who pushed Bernie Sanders off stage were like central casting stereotypes of Tumblr users.

    Stuff like this is very much what black race hysteria looks like today.

    https://twitter.com/TajMarie17/status/1375277186396065798

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L765oDjNaBA

    This kind of weird vague post modernism. Again as social media has grown in importance so too has the style and aesthetics of young women come to grow in importance.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @James J O'Meara, @Nicholas Stix

  23. Meanwhile, “criminals” have apparently doubled down in their efforts to turn Washington DC into a New York City-style Third World Hellhole.

    Race of victim unknown, but statistically Asian:

  24. When white supremacop Kyle Rittenhouse Bedford Forrest Trump lynched Emmett Till on January 6, 1619, it was a psychic whipping of
    we KANGZ who built flying pyramids and invented peanut butter. We demand CHIQUITY, a piece of fried chicken for every time someone thinks the n-word.

  25. Due to white supremacy, we may never hold to account the approximately 6,000 white police officers believed to be responsible for the dizzying rise in Black homicide victims during the BLM era.

  26. @onetwothree
    I remain utterly baffled that people use Twitter.

    Replies: @Intelligent Dasein, @J.Ross, @AndrewR

    I remain utterly baffled that people use Twitter.

    Me too. Twitter use seems to vary in direct proportion to someone’s inherent Occidentalism. The famous 280 characters have become the preferred haiku-form for ironical sniping in the late imperial age. Someday, history students will read (in real books) certain choice old tweets, just like we look at political cartoons from the 1840s, and be mystified by them.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Intelligent Dasein


    The famous 280 characters have become the preferred haiku-form for ironical sniping in the late imperial age.
     
    I thought the original 140-character limit was promising, as it might have led to many pithy aphorisms. (Perhaps it did, and they were buried under all the crap.)

    With the right words, bumper stickers are even better.

    Replies: @James N. Kennett, @James J O'Meara

  27. Because he hadn’t said anything at all about mama
    Or trains, or trucks, or prison, or getting’ drunk

    Or dead kids. Whatever happened to the Dead Kid genre?

    Changes do occur as the years slip away. Lately, for example, I haven’t seen much of the Dead Kid Song, once a staple -the little boy who pleads, “Don’t make me go to bed and I’ll be good,” and then, during the night, expires, or the tyke whose last words are “Put my little shoes away” (don’t hear too many dead dog songs, like “Old Shep” and “Old Blue”, either, as a matter of fact). But Dolly Parton, a few years ago, wrote down one called “Mendy Never Sleeps”, about a pill -popping, uncontrollable teenage daughter who, at the end, seems about to pass on.

    — Noel Coppage, Stereo Review, July 1975, p. 54

    It’s not bad, but where is “lived experience,” “emotional labor,” “intersectionality,” “exhaustion,” and “touched my hair”?

    What these people need is hair that touches itself, thus dissuading others. As usual, East Asia is the pioneer:

    [MORE]

    • Replies: @CCZ
    @Reg Cæsar


    but where is “lived experience,” “emotional labor,” “intersectionality,”
     
    https://i.pinimg.com/736x/34/08/6d/34086dde25dd317f381b7753f646cd1c.jpg

    https://pics.me.me/lets-blame-a-gjde-to-racal-justice-fir-rigressve-chdren-9439162.png

    Replies: @Elmer T. Jones

    , @J.Ross
    @Reg Cæsar

    Speaking of truckers, Canadian truckers are beginning a massive demonstration against the Trudeau regime. One early government response is bleating that "experts say" (lol what, trucking experts? Retired truckers?) the truckers in their uncolleged simplicity are not thinking about the longer term consequences, as opposed to unelected bureaucrats who just need to take rights away for merely another fortnight.

    Replies: @James J O'Meara

  28. During the War of 1812, light-skinned negro Dayquan Scott Key was detained by white racist British soldiers simply for walking while being black, and transported him for further questioning offshore to a British frigate, facing an American fort.

    His stalwart defiance in the face of drunken racist British officers was absolutely remarkable. Rather than respond in anger, they were surprisingly impressed with his “bold negro disobedience,” and actually invited him to the captain’s table for a mock white dinner, in order to humiliate him for their bemusement by exposing what they’d assumed would be a comical ignorance of white table manners.

    Mr. Key, unknown to them, was a sophisticated self-educated saucier, and proceeded to criticize the captain’s chef’s crème brûlée, to the embarrassment of the captain and officers present, and was promptly thrown into the ships brig, it’s barred window facing the American fort that the British proceeded to attack with assorted projectiles, just to demonstrate the Might of the King to, in their bigoted eyes, “a sarcastic, upstart negro requiring a proper British education.”

    Mr. Key, a poet and songwriter, who had recently invented a newfangled musical style he called “Wrap,” discovered a strip of animal hide and a sliver of discarded coal in his cell, and proceeded to compose a new wrap song, documenting the chain of events of the malicious and ultimately futile attack on the well prepared fort, rolled the poetic missive into a tightly wound scroll, and distributed it up his ass for safe-keeping.

    Out of rounds, dejected and humiliated, the racist white British soldiers resignedly released him, and he quickly made his way back to Philadelphia, with the intent of having his wrap song published in none other than the local newspaper owned by none other than white American patriot and whoremonger Benjamin Franklin!

    An excited Benjamin Franklin knew he had an inspired poetic work of significant social and political import, but as he was white, and therefore somewhat racist, he told Key that his white readership wouldn’t accept a negro as a reliable documenter of historic events, and demanded he publish the authors name as FRANCIS Scott Key, or it would not be published. Key reluctantly agreed.

    It was very well received, later to become our national anthem, and Key was only given credit reluctantly, and… as a white man.

    He, nor his heirs, ever saw a penny of the profits his work has generated for the public coffers to this very day, thanks to a practically Jewish-style of binding contract authored by Franklin which good natured Key had later been tricked into signing.

    And now you know the rest… of the story.

  29. @Reg Cæsar

    Because he hadn't said anything at all about mama
    Or trains, or trucks, or prison, or getting' drunk
     
    Or dead kids. Whatever happened to the Dead Kid genre?

    Changes do occur as the years slip away. Lately, for example, I haven't seen much of the Dead Kid Song, once a staple -the little boy who pleads, "Don't make me go to bed and I'll be good," and then, during the night, expires, or the tyke whose last words are "Put my little shoes away" (don't hear too many dead dog songs, like "Old Shep" and "Old Blue", either, as a matter of fact). But Dolly Parton, a few years ago, wrote down one called "Mendy Never Sleeps", about a pill -popping, uncontrollable teenage daughter who, at the end, seems about to pass on.

    -- Noel Coppage, Stereo Review, July 1975, p. 54
     

    https://i.discogs.com/pmWn4107Tl9m0KgLYncSuh_OCuekyuYkHZF63z1QXKQ/rs:fit/g:sm/q:90/h:619/w:600/czM6Ly9kaXNjb2dz/LWltYWdlcy9SLTgy/MzM2MTctMTU2Nzkz/NzU5My03MzUwLmpw/ZWc.jpeg

    It’s not bad, but where is “lived experience,” “emotional labor,” “intersectionality,” “exhaustion,” and “touched my hair”?
     
    What these people need is hair that touches itself, thus dissuading others. As usual, East Asia is the pioneer:


    https://dangerousminds.net/content/uploads/images/made/content/uploads/images/tsn9bffgjyfjfj_465_617_int.jpg

    Replies: @CCZ, @J.Ross

    but where is “lived experience,” “emotional labor,” “intersectionality,”

    • Replies: @Elmer T. Jones
    @CCZ

    https://media.gab.com/system/media_attachments/files/096/604/940/small/9127b3ae557cf6e7.jpg

  30. When white supremacist Klansman cop Kyle Rittenhouse shot George Emmett Till Floyd in cold blood for jogging while black, it radiated instant panic through the hair of every black woman in America, each of whom could tell exactly that a black body–and their beautiful hair–had been violated.

  31. @PaceLaw
    “When white policeman Kyle Rittenhouse shot George Floyd and Emmett Till on January 6th, 1619, it was not just the white supremacist murder of two more black men, it was a lynching of *all* black bodies, which built our democracy, but were redlined out of generational home equity.”

    Well that’s an instant classic Steve! Touché!!!

    I am sure that Nikole Hannah-Jones will be sending you a bouquet of roses now that she knows that you are on the right side of history.

    Replies: @Inquiring Mind, @Barbarossa

    I am sure that Nikole Hannah-Jones will be sending you a bouquet of roses now that she knows that you are on the right side of history.

    Geez. No kidding. It took me a minute to realize that it was a satirical sentence. I honestly wouldn’t have been surprised if it wasn’t!

    • LOL: PaceLaw
  32. I seldom have to deal with black people in my business or personal life.

    I had a Zoom meeting scheduled recently with an American academic administrator I had never met before.

    To my surprise, he was black. My default assumption was that he would be a low intelligence, over-promoted beneficiary of positive discrimination.

    He turned out to be a calm person who spoke well on moderately complex matters and gave the impression of thoughtful intelligence. The two of us talked for over an hour, so I had time to get a good look at what he was like, and if he had been a clown, I think he would have given himself away by then.

    Sad that based on my observations of the world, the default for me has become the above very negative (but I think realistic) one. Tough luck on decent, intelligent blacks.

    • Thanks: Muggles
    • Replies: @AceDeuce
    @Auld Alliance


    Tough luck on decent, intelligent blacks.
     
    Yeah--I feel bad for all three of them.
  33. Gotta work in the undying black certainty that we want to rape all of them, including the men and the fattest of their women.

  34. @Reg Cæsar

    Because he hadn't said anything at all about mama
    Or trains, or trucks, or prison, or getting' drunk
     
    Or dead kids. Whatever happened to the Dead Kid genre?

    Changes do occur as the years slip away. Lately, for example, I haven't seen much of the Dead Kid Song, once a staple -the little boy who pleads, "Don't make me go to bed and I'll be good," and then, during the night, expires, or the tyke whose last words are "Put my little shoes away" (don't hear too many dead dog songs, like "Old Shep" and "Old Blue", either, as a matter of fact). But Dolly Parton, a few years ago, wrote down one called "Mendy Never Sleeps", about a pill -popping, uncontrollable teenage daughter who, at the end, seems about to pass on.

    -- Noel Coppage, Stereo Review, July 1975, p. 54
     

    https://i.discogs.com/pmWn4107Tl9m0KgLYncSuh_OCuekyuYkHZF63z1QXKQ/rs:fit/g:sm/q:90/h:619/w:600/czM6Ly9kaXNjb2dz/LWltYWdlcy9SLTgy/MzM2MTctMTU2Nzkz/NzU5My03MzUwLmpw/ZWc.jpeg

    It’s not bad, but where is “lived experience,” “emotional labor,” “intersectionality,” “exhaustion,” and “touched my hair”?
     
    What these people need is hair that touches itself, thus dissuading others. As usual, East Asia is the pioneer:


    https://dangerousminds.net/content/uploads/images/made/content/uploads/images/tsn9bffgjyfjfj_465_617_int.jpg

    Replies: @CCZ, @J.Ross

    Speaking of truckers, Canadian truckers are beginning a massive demonstration against the Trudeau regime. One early government response is bleating that “experts say” (lol what, trucking experts? Retired truckers?) the truckers in their uncolleged simplicity are not thinking about the longer term consequences, as opposed to unelected bureaucrats who just need to take rights away for merely another fortnight.

    • Replies: @James J O'Meara
    @J.Ross

    Obviously, govt officials who never pay a price for stupidity, and think only of the upcoming election, are able to take the long view, while people whose lives depend on their work are driven by random impulses. No wonder people think Curtis Yarvin is a frickin' genius.

    Wankers.

    Speaking of Canucks, streaming a program from BC and encountered two BC public service announcements (or whatever Canada calls them) in a row: first, some pretentious-sounding "nurse" telling us that "Canada's vaccines are safe for children" and to get any children vaxxed right away; then, a "comical" one where someone gets a visit from the voice of "your common sense" suggesting that "The Canadian govt will never ask you to pay with gift cards" and "Listen to your common sense."

    I suppose that the gift card thing is a real telephone scam, but frankly, my "common sense" tells me it's more believable than the idea that children should be vaccinated for a disease 99% don't get and doesn't kill the 1% who do. "Listen to your common sense, you stupid bastards!"

  35. @onetwothree
    I remain utterly baffled that people use Twitter.

    Replies: @Intelligent Dasein, @J.Ross, @AndrewR

    Well. Mostly they don’t. Almost all of Garag’s Toilet is bots. The celebrity accounts are a kind of equivalent of comedy shows with writing staffs — human, but not one guy as advertised. Maybe there’s an accidental minority between those groups, of unassisted individual humans who are who they say they are, but they have the limitation that nobody reads them.

  36. @Inquiring Mind
    @PaceLaw

    "It is time for us to do what we have been doing. And that time is every day."

    That quote needs to be on a monument, I tell you!

    By the way, Arnold Schwarzenegger escaped injury in a multi-car crash in Beverly Hills. His GMC Yukon full-size SUV (I thought he believed in Global Warming) ran over a Prius doing a U-turn (at least someone believes in Global Warming) that in turn smashed into a Porsche Cayenne SUV and another vehicle, the make and model not disclosed to spare the owner social embarrassment.

    I'll be here all week, try the veal, and be sure to tip your waiter.

    Replies: @PaceLaw, @Peter D. Bredon

    Something tells me that the Porsche Cayenne SUV had it coming to it. Lol! In a world of GMC Yukons and Priuses, the Porsche SUV is definitely the patrician, which means it deserves to be smashed. The smug bastard . . .

    • LOL: Spect3r
  37. @Intelligent Dasein
    @onetwothree


    I remain utterly baffled that people use Twitter.
     
    Me too. Twitter use seems to vary in direct proportion to someone's inherent Occidentalism. The famous 280 characters have become the preferred haiku-form for ironical sniping in the late imperial age. Someday, history students will read (in real books) certain choice old tweets, just like we look at political cartoons from the 1840s, and be mystified by them.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    The famous 280 characters have become the preferred haiku-form for ironical sniping in the late imperial age.

    I thought the original 140-character limit was promising, as it might have led to many pithy aphorisms. (Perhaps it did, and they were buried under all the crap.)

    With the right words, bumper stickers are even better.

    • Replies: @James N. Kennett
    @Reg Cæsar


    I thought the original 140-character limit was promising, as it might have led to many pithy aphorisms. (Perhaps it did, and they were buried under all the crap.)
     
    They are there if you can find them. This guy makes a living from them.

    https://twitter.com/ahaspel/status/1479563567800147974

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Reg Cæsar

    , @James J O'Meara
    @Reg Cæsar

    Indeed. Haven't "guides" been telling us for decades to "cut, cut, cut" etc.? I think Strunk & White has a whole rule that's just "Cut." Admire the Gettysburg Address, etc.

    Of course, if you have nothing to say, cutting won't help.

    Also, people, especially journos, discovered you can just reply to yourself endlessly, creating a "chain" (I think; I don't use and never used Twitter) that can accommodate Gibbon's Decline and Fall.

    Replies: @Nicholas Stix

  38. @AnotherDad
    Can't top you Steve.

    But my reaction is beyond--i think it's beyond?--arguing over or just mocking all this. My reaction is on to accepting that the minoritarians have owned the field and flooded with shit.

    Let's just pose the obvious question: Since we're so bad, you won't have a problem with us just leaving?

    Replies: @anonymous

    What would national divorce look like to you?

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    @anonymous

    Rest assured , if it ever happened, lots and lots of alimony.

    Replies: @anonymous

    , @AnotherDad
    @anonymous


    What would national divorce look like to you?
     
    As i've said before the great benefit of talking about separation is that it clarifies:
    -- the unacceptability of what minoritarianis are doing
    -- who is actually oppressing whome
    -- who is parasitic upon whom

    That alone is reason enough for conservatives to talk it up.


    But in terms of practicality, i thin the reasonable plan is:

    -- Everyone "votes" themselves onto a team--America or Rainbow. (Perhaps other people put forward other options. Libertarian, Black Nationalist, etc.)

    -- Everyone is "grandfathered" in in terms of being able to live/work where they are. But they are only a citizen--only have voting rights--on their on team.

    -- You no longer have the right to move to the other team's territory. That's the key aspect in terms of "America". We regain the right to have a border and they Rainbowista's can not come in a wreck it.

    I think those 3 conditions are sufficient. Then over time people will move and there can be territory swapping. (For example is say Madison even viable--have jobs for all the Rainbowista's there when it can no longer collect taxes on great swathes of Wisconsin?) The result should be some territorial consolidation. Mostly i expect there would be a lot of bubbles popped and a lot of "learning" and as result some political evolution.


    But again just talking separation, indicating that we've had enough is the important thing. Perhaps we can recover the workable essentials--the border closed and a return of both individuals rights and a healthy federalism where people again make decisions about how they will live.
    , @rebel yell
    @anonymous

    National divorce would be violent, as in 1861-65. Not saying that would be a bad thing at this point.
    It is not realistic to talk about Americans splitting up into various enclaves based on political ideology and respecting the new borders. This is fantasy land.
    Besides, our ancestors already staked out the ground where we are supposed to live as free citizens under our Constitution. Our duty is to keep it, not give it away.
    The Woke are pathetic idiots, blacks are incompetent, and the rich men sponsoring all this are few in number. The fact that they are winning speaks to our weakness, not their strength.
    Call us heritage Americans, or Americans, or as I increasingly do, just "normal people" - if we are not strong enough to hold on to our country then we don't get to have one. This being an HBD site people here should understand that.

    , @Art Deco
    @anonymous

    About a dozen city-states and small territorial states on the periphery accounting for about 1/3 of North America's population, the other 2/3 accounting for the residue of the United States.

    Replies: @anonymous

  39. @anonymous
    @AnotherDad

    What would national divorce look like to you?

    Replies: @kaganovitch, @AnotherDad, @rebel yell, @Art Deco

    Rest assured , if it ever happened, lots and lots of alimony.

    • LOL: Harry Baldwin
    • Replies: @anonymous
    @kaganovitch

    What is alimony in a national divorce?

    I am thinking if Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota go then the US dissolves.

    https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1351/images/image_ce.jpg

  40. @kaganovitch
    @anonymous

    Rest assured , if it ever happened, lots and lots of alimony.

    Replies: @anonymous

    What is alimony in a national divorce?

    I am thinking if Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota go then the US dissolves.

  41. @Nicholas Stix
    @Altai

    So, how does one explain black race hysteria?

    Replies: @Altai

    Black race hysteria is very much fueled and taken up by teenage girls.

    I’d argue that black wokeness has become very feminised and is signal boosted by teenage girls very much actually.

    There are angry black man groups but they don’t seem to be the ones spearheading things on social media. Yeah they burned everything down after Floyd but the mass marches and things were pure MSM and social media fueled. Nobody actually listens to the angry black men on the street anymore, we don’t get their vox pops. BLM was founded by women. The two black women who pushed Bernie Sanders off stage were like central casting stereotypes of Tumblr users.

    Stuff like this is very much what black race hysteria looks like today.

    This kind of weird vague post modernism. Again as social media has grown in importance so too has the style and aesthetics of young women come to grow in importance.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Altai

    https://postimg.cc/3kYmKtGf

    How much worse would the Salem witchcraft trials be if, instead of perverting Protestant Christianity, they happened under a local official religion of witchcraft?

    , @James J O'Meara
    @Altai

    FWIW, although BLM signs are everywhere, the only time I saw people running down the street waving BLM banners, it was a group of giggling teenage girls (White of course) one time during the Floyd riots.

    , @Nicholas Stix
    @Altai

    Fascinating theory. Thanks.

  42. @Altai
    @Nicholas Stix

    Black race hysteria is very much fueled and taken up by teenage girls.

    I'd argue that black wokeness has become very feminised and is signal boosted by teenage girls very much actually.

    There are angry black man groups but they don't seem to be the ones spearheading things on social media. Yeah they burned everything down after Floyd but the mass marches and things were pure MSM and social media fueled. Nobody actually listens to the angry black men on the street anymore, we don't get their vox pops. BLM was founded by women. The two black women who pushed Bernie Sanders off stage were like central casting stereotypes of Tumblr users.

    Stuff like this is very much what black race hysteria looks like today.

    https://twitter.com/TajMarie17/status/1375277186396065798

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L765oDjNaBA

    This kind of weird vague post modernism. Again as social media has grown in importance so too has the style and aesthetics of young women come to grow in importance.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @James J O'Meara, @Nicholas Stix

    https://postimg.cc/3kYmKtGf

    How much worse would the Salem witchcraft trials be if, instead of perverting Protestant Christianity, they happened under a local official religion of witchcraft?

  43. @J1234
    The Tuskegee Airmen won WW2 for us, Frederic Douglas won freedom for the slaves and the Buffalo Soldiers won the West. With all that winning, how could blacks NOT invent the touchdown dance?



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nBGC0tOimg

    Replies: @Patrick in SC, @vinteuil, @The Alarmist

    Don’t forget Lt. Col. Colin Powell winning the war in Vietnam, and later reprising it in Iraq … twice.

    • Thanks: Nicholas Stix
  44. @CCZ
    @Reg Cæsar


    but where is “lived experience,” “emotional labor,” “intersectionality,”
     
    https://i.pinimg.com/736x/34/08/6d/34086dde25dd317f381b7753f646cd1c.jpg

    https://pics.me.me/lets-blame-a-gjde-to-racal-justice-fir-rigressve-chdren-9439162.png

    Replies: @Elmer T. Jones

    • LOL: Inquiring Mind
  45. Former klukie kyle rittenhouse was elevated to Grand Kleagle on 6 jan 1619 responded to calls from the klan to “give’m the heater Ricky” by lynching George Emmett till sundown your blackass better be gone floyd with the weaves of black girls that had assembled for why no one thought to ax.

    Is that over? Didnt count.
    I feel pretty strongly about getting that, “give’m the heater Ricky” in there.

  46. @anonymous
    @AnotherDad

    What would national divorce look like to you?

    Replies: @kaganovitch, @AnotherDad, @rebel yell, @Art Deco

    What would national divorce look like to you?

    As i’ve said before the great benefit of talking about separation is that it clarifies:
    — the unacceptability of what minoritarianis are doing
    — who is actually oppressing whome
    — who is parasitic upon whom

    That alone is reason enough for conservatives to talk it up.

    But in terms of practicality, i thin the reasonable plan is:

    — Everyone “votes” themselves onto a team–America or Rainbow. (Perhaps other people put forward other options. Libertarian, Black Nationalist, etc.)

    — Everyone is “grandfathered” in in terms of being able to live/work where they are. But they are only a citizen–only have voting rights–on their on team.

    — You no longer have the right to move to the other team’s territory. That’s the key aspect in terms of “America”. We regain the right to have a border and they Rainbowista’s can not come in a wreck it.

    I think those 3 conditions are sufficient. Then over time people will move and there can be territory swapping. (For example is say Madison even viable–have jobs for all the Rainbowista’s there when it can no longer collect taxes on great swathes of Wisconsin?) The result should be some territorial consolidation. Mostly i expect there would be a lot of bubbles popped and a lot of “learning” and as result some political evolution.

    But again just talking separation, indicating that we’ve had enough is the important thing. Perhaps we can recover the workable essentials–the border closed and a return of both individuals rights and a healthy federalism where people again make decisions about how they will live.

  47. @Altai
    https://twitter.com/PinkRangerLB/status/1479255177819471877

    Also an interesting article from almost exactly 10 years ago to the day in the NYT. A lot has changed since. Even the vague amorphous illustration has more dept and looks like it could be hand drawn as opposed to modern 'people of flat' illustrations that have zero depth and embrace a digital Tumblr-style that is so dull.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/29/opinion/sunday/adolescent-girl-hysteria.html


    One afternoon last October in a small town about 50 miles from Buffalo, a high school cheerleader lay down for a nap, and woke up changed. She had been struck not with Tourette’s but with a host of symptoms that resembled it: facial tics, uncontrollable movement, stuttering, verbal outbursts. Several other schoolmates have been afflicted, for a total of 14 girls. One boy reported symptoms.
    Parents, school officials and doctors investigated possible organic causes of this troubling event, and serially ruled out potential suspects, from vaccine reactions to environmental hazards. (Erin Brockovich is looking into possible toxic causes.) The girls continued to suffer, dropped out of school and gave television interviews in which their arms looped around wildly and their voices broke and warbled.

    Well, that’s the kind of nutty story that only happens once, or so I briefly thought, until more focused Googling quickly led me to an almost identical episode, this one in 2002, in a high school in rural North Carolina. Once again, a cheerleader was first to manifest the strange symptoms, and once again other girls, some of them cheerleaders, were struck with the same condition.

    There are famous cases that closely mimic these strange events. In 1962, in a girls’ school in Tanzania, a laughing epidemic spread to 95 students and lasted for months. In 1965 there was a fainting episode at a girls’ school in Blackburn, England, that landed 85 girls in the hospital. In 1983, when there was a widespread fear of chemical warfare in the West Bank, more than 900 Arab schoolgirls and a few female Israeli soldiers exhibited the symptoms of having been gassed, but doctors found no specific cause for the outbreak.

    ...

    Hysteria is the most retrograde and non-womyn-empowering condition. It’s not supposed to happen anymore (we have Title IX!), but it won’t seem to go away. Both history and myth are filled with stories of girls exhibiting bizarre symptoms around the time of puberty — from Cassandra and her raving, to the girls of the Salem witch trials, to the girls whose households were believed to be the site of poltergeist hauntings, to cheerleaders in New York and North Carolina. Pubescent girls, it seems, are manifestly more likely to exhibit extreme and bizarre psychological symptoms than are teenage boys.

    ...

    Most parents of adolescent girls will never have to contend with episodes of hysteria of the kind experienced by the cheerleaders. But anyone with a teenage daughter can attest that this is a time of emotional extremes and high drama, of girls who are one moment affectionate youngsters and the next screaming banshees. “What’s gotten into you?” the perplexed mother in “The Exorcist” wonders about her demonized daughter; it’s a question that the mothers of non-possessed girls often ask during the teenage years.

    What girls need during this time is a stable and supportive space in which to work out all of this drama. In many respects a teenage girl’s home is more important to her than at any time since she was a small child. She also needs emotional support and protection from the most corrosive cultural forces that seek to exploit her when she is least able to resist. Most of all she needs some privacy to work to make a way for herself as a strong and confident young woman. The emotional swings of normal female adolescence attest to its intensity, and they are also the reason girls need and deserve more protection during this time of their lives. As a neurologist treating the New York girls said: “These girls will get better. We have to give them time and space.”
     

    At the time, January 2012 the author couldn't have imagined the greatest mass hysteria of teenage girls was just beginning and makes no mention of transgenderism since until recently there were just a literal handful of FtMs. (One the best passing examples being the former 'boyfriend' of the dominatrix the first Wachowski brother trooned out with and married.)

    Whilst wokeness obviously has as it's precedent much ideology that has become the new moral cosmology for the West and the US in particular over many decades coming from obvious ethnic activists, it seems to me that the particular form it has taken since around 2013 has very much the imprint of hysterical teenage girls who have been acting out through social media, whom they are the power users of, leading to outsized and sudden influence that has been hugely destabilising socially as wokeness keeps moving too fast in directions only certain kinds of teenage girls could understand, alienating everyone else and seemingly having no limit or objectives.

    Teenage girls with BPD and the downstream followers who aren't as cluster B are a key element to understanding what has happened since 2013. Tumblr was a community virtually solely inhabited by them and it became known throughout the internet as a place of sheer madness and purity spirals. And it was the place where many things we take for granted today in terms of wokeness began just with a delay of a few years.

    Replies: @silviosilver, @Nicholas Stix, @AnotherDad

    Appreciate your solid work on the adolescent girl hysteria/social media nexus driving this thing Altai.

    I have thought for a while most young women would be a *lot* healthier if they started everyday by milking the cows, collecting some eggs and cooking breakfast.

    I think that’s true for all of us. We’re evolved for the mix of labor–including physical labor–of farm life. But it seems young women are particularly nuts when unmoored.

    • Thanks: John Milton’s Ghost
    • Replies: @Alden
    @AnotherDad

    I think the ISteve blog would be greatly improved if the men would focus on something other than what they think teen girls and young women are doing. I doubt you’re a perv Dad. It just seems weird to me. With all these grandchildren and their friends I know a fair number of real live living teen girls.

    Why would a middle aged or older man look at teen girls social media? Only reason I’m aware of teen girls is because of grandchildren and their friends. I sure don’t care what girls I don’t know yak about on social media.

  48. @Reg Cæsar
    @Intelligent Dasein


    The famous 280 characters have become the preferred haiku-form for ironical sniping in the late imperial age.
     
    I thought the original 140-character limit was promising, as it might have led to many pithy aphorisms. (Perhaps it did, and they were buried under all the crap.)

    With the right words, bumper stickers are even better.

    Replies: @James N. Kennett, @James J O'Meara

    I thought the original 140-character limit was promising, as it might have led to many pithy aphorisms. (Perhaps it did, and they were buried under all the crap.)

    They are there if you can find them. This guy makes a living from them.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @James N. Kennett

    Who was the IT guy here who considered it his responsibility to keep his spergy co-workers out of trouble by educating them about this?

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @James N. Kennett

    Long before the Internet, there was Ashleigh Brilliant.


    https://www.ashleighbrilliant.com/currentPotShot/0687.jpg

    https://www.azquotes.com/picture-quotes/quote-by-using-your-intelligence-you-can-sometimes-make-your-problems-twice-as-complicated-ashleigh-brilliant-136-44-94.jpg

    https://www.azquotes.com/picture-quotes/quote-if-you-think-communication-is-all-talking-you-haven-t-been-listening-ashleigh-brilliant-78-81-53.jpg


    https://www.azquotes.com/picture-quotes/quote-i-may-not-be-perfect-but-parts-of-me-are-excellent-ashleigh-brilliant-35-75-17.jpg

  49. @anonymous
    @AnotherDad

    What would national divorce look like to you?

    Replies: @kaganovitch, @AnotherDad, @rebel yell, @Art Deco

    National divorce would be violent, as in 1861-65. Not saying that would be a bad thing at this point.
    It is not realistic to talk about Americans splitting up into various enclaves based on political ideology and respecting the new borders. This is fantasy land.
    Besides, our ancestors already staked out the ground where we are supposed to live as free citizens under our Constitution. Our duty is to keep it, not give it away.
    The Woke are pathetic idiots, blacks are incompetent, and the rich men sponsoring all this are few in number. The fact that they are winning speaks to our weakness, not their strength.
    Call us heritage Americans, or Americans, or as I increasingly do, just “normal people” – if we are not strong enough to hold on to our country then we don’t get to have one. This being an HBD site people here should understand that.

  50. @onetwothree
    I remain utterly baffled that people use Twitter.

    Replies: @Intelligent Dasein, @J.Ross, @AndrewR

    It used to be fun but the censorship is so ridiculous now that it’s not worth it.

  51. @Twinkie

    Within 280 characters
     
    Don’t need that many:

    Black good, white bad!

    Replies: @Nicholas Stix, @Peter D. Bredon

    Too many words.

    Who/Whom

    • Agree: Nicholas Stix
  52. “This was sad—a Harvard-educated young women swanning about in Oprah’s private jet…”

    That’s exactly why “Harvard-educated” no longer means what it might have meant in the days of Emerson, Thoreau, Charles Eliot, William James, etc.

    Gertrude Stein was a favorite student of William James. That’s impressive, leading me to take her work more seriously than I otherwise might.

    Philip Johnson majored in Greek, but when he tried to study philosophy A. N. Whitehead gave him one of his trademark “get a job” grades: A-. Johnson took the hint and eventually decided to pretend to be an architect.

    In general, “college educated” means nothing, or less, which is what’s so irritating about those “Trump popular with the non-degreed” polls so annoying. Of course, pollsters and journos with bullshit degrees just nod their heads.

  53. @Inquiring Mind
    @PaceLaw

    "It is time for us to do what we have been doing. And that time is every day."

    That quote needs to be on a monument, I tell you!

    By the way, Arnold Schwarzenegger escaped injury in a multi-car crash in Beverly Hills. His GMC Yukon full-size SUV (I thought he believed in Global Warming) ran over a Prius doing a U-turn (at least someone believes in Global Warming) that in turn smashed into a Porsche Cayenne SUV and another vehicle, the make and model not disclosed to spare the owner social embarrassment.

    I'll be here all week, try the veal, and be sure to tip your waiter.

    Replies: @PaceLaw, @Peter D. Bredon

    “That quote needs to be on a monument, I tell you!”

    Ironically, short snappy cliches used to promote knowledge, not woke twitter ignorance:

    “Knowledge is good.”

    -from the stature of Emil Faber, founder of Faber College (Animal House)

  54. @J.Ross
    @Reg Cæsar

    Speaking of truckers, Canadian truckers are beginning a massive demonstration against the Trudeau regime. One early government response is bleating that "experts say" (lol what, trucking experts? Retired truckers?) the truckers in their uncolleged simplicity are not thinking about the longer term consequences, as opposed to unelected bureaucrats who just need to take rights away for merely another fortnight.

    Replies: @James J O'Meara

    Obviously, govt officials who never pay a price for stupidity, and think only of the upcoming election, are able to take the long view, while people whose lives depend on their work are driven by random impulses. No wonder people think Curtis Yarvin is a frickin’ genius.

    Wankers.

    Speaking of Canucks, streaming a program from BC and encountered two BC public service announcements (or whatever Canada calls them) in a row: first, some pretentious-sounding “nurse” telling us that “Canada’s vaccines are safe for children” and to get any children vaxxed right away; then, a “comical” one where someone gets a visit from the voice of “your common sense” suggesting that “The Canadian govt will never ask you to pay with gift cards” and “Listen to your common sense.”

    I suppose that the gift card thing is a real telephone scam, but frankly, my “common sense” tells me it’s more believable than the idea that children should be vaccinated for a disease 99% don’t get and doesn’t kill the 1% who do. “Listen to your common sense, you stupid bastards!”

  55. @Reg Cæsar
    @Intelligent Dasein


    The famous 280 characters have become the preferred haiku-form for ironical sniping in the late imperial age.
     
    I thought the original 140-character limit was promising, as it might have led to many pithy aphorisms. (Perhaps it did, and they were buried under all the crap.)

    With the right words, bumper stickers are even better.

    Replies: @James N. Kennett, @James J O'Meara

    Indeed. Haven’t “guides” been telling us for decades to “cut, cut, cut” etc.? I think Strunk & White has a whole rule that’s just “Cut.” Admire the Gettysburg Address, etc.

    Of course, if you have nothing to say, cutting won’t help.

    Also, people, especially journos, discovered you can just reply to yourself endlessly, creating a “chain” (I think; I don’t use and never used Twitter) that can accommodate Gibbon’s Decline and Fall.

    • Replies: @Nicholas Stix
    @James J O'Meara

    "Omit needless words!"

  56. @Altai
    @Nicholas Stix

    Black race hysteria is very much fueled and taken up by teenage girls.

    I'd argue that black wokeness has become very feminised and is signal boosted by teenage girls very much actually.

    There are angry black man groups but they don't seem to be the ones spearheading things on social media. Yeah they burned everything down after Floyd but the mass marches and things were pure MSM and social media fueled. Nobody actually listens to the angry black men on the street anymore, we don't get their vox pops. BLM was founded by women. The two black women who pushed Bernie Sanders off stage were like central casting stereotypes of Tumblr users.

    Stuff like this is very much what black race hysteria looks like today.

    https://twitter.com/TajMarie17/status/1375277186396065798

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L765oDjNaBA

    This kind of weird vague post modernism. Again as social media has grown in importance so too has the style and aesthetics of young women come to grow in importance.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @James J O'Meara, @Nicholas Stix

    FWIW, although BLM signs are everywhere, the only time I saw people running down the street waving BLM banners, it was a group of giggling teenage girls (White of course) one time during the Floyd riots.

  57. @anonymous
    @AnotherDad

    What would national divorce look like to you?

    Replies: @kaganovitch, @AnotherDad, @rebel yell, @Art Deco

    About a dozen city-states and small territorial states on the periphery accounting for about 1/3 of North America’s population, the other 2/3 accounting for the residue of the United States.

    • Replies: @anonymous
    @Art Deco

    Do you think a new country forming a column from Texas to North Dakota would be possible? It would have a lot of oil so social security checks don't have to be reduced after independence and Texas has ports so the new country couldn't be threatened by blockade (e.g. surrounding states get angry about abortion ban and shut down borders in protest).

    And Texas is 12% black. The states north of Texas in a column are much less black so the new country would be under 10% black.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Bill Jones

  58. @Daniel H
    OT: Damn Canadians.

    Two Canadians got into a beef with another Canadian down along the Mexican Riviera. Gunshots ensued, two dead. Should keep those Canadians out.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-60092429

    Replies: @Muggles

    Since there are no guns in Canada, they have to go to Mexico to shoot it out.

    Can make “beefing” pretty costly.

    Better just down a sixer of Molson and duke it out.

  59. @James N. Kennett
    @Reg Cæsar


    I thought the original 140-character limit was promising, as it might have led to many pithy aphorisms. (Perhaps it did, and they were buried under all the crap.)
     
    They are there if you can find them. This guy makes a living from them.

    https://twitter.com/ahaspel/status/1479563567800147974

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Reg Cæsar

    Who was the IT guy here who considered it his responsibility to keep his spergy co-workers out of trouble by educating them about this?

  60. Can you fit “domestic terrorist” in there?

  61. @AceDeuce
    Semi off-topic:

    A couple of weeks ago, a Philadelphia public housing apartment bldg. which had 26 people stuffed into two apartments, went up in flames when a 5 year old left unattended found a lighter and lit a dry Xmas tree, killing 12-13 people and torching the building.

    Anyway, a negro girls dance group, with the euphonious name of "Chocolate Ballerina" , decided to hold a scam, er, sorry, a fundraiser supposed to go to the surviving victims of the fire, as well as the bereaved families of the dead.

    The title of the fund drive "Give the Gift of Warmth".

    You can't make this schitt up...

    Replies: @Dieter Kief

    “Give the Gift of Warmth”.

    Wouldn’t have Wormth been more appropriate – and more caring too? Also more non-discriminent against lidplers.

  62. That Coe song is a hoot. My mother played it when I was a kid, but I hated country music then and never listened to the words. It’s a funny song.

  63. @James J O'Meara
    @Reg Cæsar

    Indeed. Haven't "guides" been telling us for decades to "cut, cut, cut" etc.? I think Strunk & White has a whole rule that's just "Cut." Admire the Gettysburg Address, etc.

    Of course, if you have nothing to say, cutting won't help.

    Also, people, especially journos, discovered you can just reply to yourself endlessly, creating a "chain" (I think; I don't use and never used Twitter) that can accommodate Gibbon's Decline and Fall.

    Replies: @Nicholas Stix

    “Omit needless words!”

  64. @Altai
    @Nicholas Stix

    Black race hysteria is very much fueled and taken up by teenage girls.

    I'd argue that black wokeness has become very feminised and is signal boosted by teenage girls very much actually.

    There are angry black man groups but they don't seem to be the ones spearheading things on social media. Yeah they burned everything down after Floyd but the mass marches and things were pure MSM and social media fueled. Nobody actually listens to the angry black men on the street anymore, we don't get their vox pops. BLM was founded by women. The two black women who pushed Bernie Sanders off stage were like central casting stereotypes of Tumblr users.

    Stuff like this is very much what black race hysteria looks like today.

    https://twitter.com/TajMarie17/status/1375277186396065798

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L765oDjNaBA

    This kind of weird vague post modernism. Again as social media has grown in importance so too has the style and aesthetics of young women come to grow in importance.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @James J O'Meara, @Nicholas Stix

    Fascinating theory. Thanks.

  65. anonymous[360] • Disclaimer says:
    @Art Deco
    @anonymous

    About a dozen city-states and small territorial states on the periphery accounting for about 1/3 of North America's population, the other 2/3 accounting for the residue of the United States.

    Replies: @anonymous

    Do you think a new country forming a column from Texas to North Dakota would be possible? It would have a lot of oil so social security checks don’t have to be reduced after independence and Texas has ports so the new country couldn’t be threatened by blockade (e.g. surrounding states get angry about abortion ban and shut down borders in protest).

    And Texas is 12% black. The states north of Texas in a column are much less black so the new country would be under 10% black.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @anonymous

    Do you think a new country forming a column from Texas to North Dakota would be possible?

    I draw a blank on what sort of scenario could bring it about. Such a territory would have sufficient population and productive capacity to prosper once the political conflicts were sorted out.

    Replies: @anonymous

    , @Bill Jones
    @anonymous


    And Texas is 12% black. The states north of Texas in a column are much less black so the new country would be under 10% black.
     
    Contrary to TV, the US is currently only 13% black. Under 10% is nothing to aspire to.
  66. @AnotherDad
    @Altai

    Appreciate your solid work on the adolescent girl hysteria/social media nexus driving this thing Altai.

    I have thought for a while most young women would be a *lot* healthier if they started everyday by milking the cows, collecting some eggs and cooking breakfast.

    I think that's true for all of us. We're evolved for the mix of labor--including physical labor--of farm life. But it seems young women are particularly nuts when unmoored.

    Replies: @Alden

    I think the ISteve blog would be greatly improved if the men would focus on something other than what they think teen girls and young women are doing. I doubt you’re a perv Dad. It just seems weird to me. With all these grandchildren and their friends I know a fair number of real live living teen girls.

    Why would a middle aged or older man look at teen girls social media? Only reason I’m aware of teen girls is because of grandchildren and their friends. I sure don’t care what girls I don’t know yak about on social media.

  67. @Auld Alliance
    I seldom have to deal with black people in my business or personal life.

    I had a Zoom meeting scheduled recently with an American academic administrator I had never met before.

    To my surprise, he was black. My default assumption was that he would be a low intelligence, over-promoted beneficiary of positive discrimination.

    He turned out to be a calm person who spoke well on moderately complex matters and gave the impression of thoughtful intelligence. The two of us talked for over an hour, so I had time to get a good look at what he was like, and if he had been a clown, I think he would have given himself away by then.

    Sad that based on my observations of the world, the default for me has become the above very negative (but I think realistic) one. Tough luck on decent, intelligent blacks.

    Replies: @AceDeuce

    Tough luck on decent, intelligent blacks.

    Yeah–I feel bad for all three of them.

  68. @Ian Smith
    When Leo Frank was lynched by a gang of neo-nazis for flirting with a white girl in 1913, Rabbi Tim Wise assembled a diverse team of vigilantes to avenge his death. Their motto: “it’s not murder, it’s a mitzvah.”

    Replies: @Spect3r

    “Neo Nazis” in 1913… they were well ahead of their time, weren’t they?
    😀

  69. @anonymous
    @Art Deco

    Do you think a new country forming a column from Texas to North Dakota would be possible? It would have a lot of oil so social security checks don't have to be reduced after independence and Texas has ports so the new country couldn't be threatened by blockade (e.g. surrounding states get angry about abortion ban and shut down borders in protest).

    And Texas is 12% black. The states north of Texas in a column are much less black so the new country would be under 10% black.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Bill Jones

    Do you think a new country forming a column from Texas to North Dakota would be possible?

    I draw a blank on what sort of scenario could bring it about. Such a territory would have sufficient population and productive capacity to prosper once the political conflicts were sorted out.

    • Replies: @anonymous
    @Art Deco

    1. Longing for a conservative white country
    2. Aversion to cities
    3. Desire to keep blacks as a % of population low
    4. Texas with its cities and minorities included to get ports

    The new country could include Iowa to the east and Idaho, Wyoming and Montana to the west.

    Would there be any other way to save the America that existed 30 years ago and retain a huge part of the former country?

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  70. @anonymous
    @Art Deco

    Do you think a new country forming a column from Texas to North Dakota would be possible? It would have a lot of oil so social security checks don't have to be reduced after independence and Texas has ports so the new country couldn't be threatened by blockade (e.g. surrounding states get angry about abortion ban and shut down borders in protest).

    And Texas is 12% black. The states north of Texas in a column are much less black so the new country would be under 10% black.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Bill Jones

    And Texas is 12% black. The states north of Texas in a column are much less black so the new country would be under 10% black.

    Contrary to TV, the US is currently only 13% black. Under 10% is nothing to aspire to.

  71. anonymous[192] • Disclaimer says:
    @Art Deco
    @anonymous

    Do you think a new country forming a column from Texas to North Dakota would be possible?

    I draw a blank on what sort of scenario could bring it about. Such a territory would have sufficient population and productive capacity to prosper once the political conflicts were sorted out.

    Replies: @anonymous

    1. Longing for a conservative white country
    2. Aversion to cities
    3. Desire to keep blacks as a % of population low
    4. Texas with its cities and minorities included to get ports

    The new country could include Iowa to the east and Idaho, Wyoming and Montana to the west.

    Would there be any other way to save the America that existed 30 years ago and retain a huge part of the former country?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @anonymous


    Texas with its cities and minorities included to get ports
     
    Unionism was all about keeping the ports. (The people were hardly worth fighting for.) That bombed bigtime.

    Would there be any other way to save the America that existed 30 years ago and retain a huge part of the former country?
     
    The America of 30 years ago elected Bill Clinton.


    https://www.azquotes.com/picture-quotes/quote-strangely-enough-this-is-the-past-that-somebody-in-the-future-is-longing-to-go-back-ashleigh-brilliant-75-15-85.jpg

  72. @James N. Kennett
    @Reg Cæsar


    I thought the original 140-character limit was promising, as it might have led to many pithy aphorisms. (Perhaps it did, and they were buried under all the crap.)
     
    They are there if you can find them. This guy makes a living from them.

    https://twitter.com/ahaspel/status/1479563567800147974

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Reg Cæsar

    Long before the Internet, there was Ashleigh Brilliant.

    [MORE]

  73. @anonymous
    @Art Deco

    1. Longing for a conservative white country
    2. Aversion to cities
    3. Desire to keep blacks as a % of population low
    4. Texas with its cities and minorities included to get ports

    The new country could include Iowa to the east and Idaho, Wyoming and Montana to the west.

    Would there be any other way to save the America that existed 30 years ago and retain a huge part of the former country?

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Texas with its cities and minorities included to get ports

    Unionism was all about keeping the ports. (The people were hardly worth fighting for.) That bombed bigtime.

    Would there be any other way to save the America that existed 30 years ago and retain a huge part of the former country?

    The America of 30 years ago elected Bill Clinton.

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