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  1. Imagine what it would be like if after 1000’s of years of civilization, the only advanced one of your groups you can celebrate is an imaginary one created by jews.

    • LOL: BB753
  2. How about free showings of the “Pink Panther”? — better movie from a better time with better actors.

    • Agree: Lot, Ron Mexico
    • Replies: @John Henry
    And more historical accuracy.
    , @Pat Boyle
    The surprising thing for me was just how dull and flat the movie "Black Panther" was. There is all this turmoil around this middle brow Marvel super hero movie. But there's not much to it. I guess it's one of those "Black Things" that whites can't appreciate.

    Super hero movies are all fairly similar. The hero almost always engages in fisticuffs. In the real world soldiers don't punch out the enemy. They shoot them. Super heroes however almost never carry a firearm. They punch the bad guy right in the nose.

    They also have strange powers that others don't. My little dog has a sense of smell that no person can match. Maybe I should learn how to draw comic books and create a "Super Nose Dog" series. Naw! Too reality based. Dogs really do have super noses.

    If you're going to enjoy super hero based movies you're going to have to work on your" willing suspension of disbelief" thingee.

    The problem with "Black Panther" isn't that its preposterous - all comic book heroes are preposterous. That's the art form. The problem is that it is so leaden and plodding. It might have been saved if had had a different eponymous star. The guy in the movie looks like some black male fashion model. What's worse he's polite and circumspect. How black is that?

    No. The Panther should be impulsive, violent and out of control. In short - Wesley Snipes.

  3. ‘Africa Addio’ would be a better fit for black history month imho.

    • Agree: Colin Wright
    • Replies: @anon
    yeah i rocked my ex wifes world with that documentary
    , @Detective Club
    Italians be rayciss.
    , @Tlotsi
    Actually, Addio Zio Tom would be more appropriate.
    , @Lot
    You can watch the whole thing free on YouTube. It has some slow points I fast forwarded, but worth it.
    , @M. Hartley

    Africa Addio
     
    Has a movie been made of "Adios America" yet?

    Oh, that's right, silly me. We're living it.

    , @Svigor
    Apparently, Africa Addio really triggers TF out of lefties.
  4. Anonymous[168] • Disclaimer says:

    Uh …

    I haven’t seen Black Panther, but to what extent does it shed light on African-American history or African history? Even a technically fictional account of something can contain some instruction as to “how things were.”

    As Elise Wiesel has been quoted as saying,

    In literature, Rebbe, certain things are true though they didn’t happen, while others are not, even if they did.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    None at all. Or to be fair, that Lesotho has a ski hill. I learned that from the movie and then doing some reading on the director, who visited Lesotho before making the movie. I wouldn't be surprised if the director Ryan Coogler, who is a talented man, has some kind of Darwinian theory that if Bantus had been able to move into southern Africa, displacing Bushmen, without encountering whites coming up from Capetown, they would have had to evolve to deal with winters. Successful movie directors spend a lot of time worrying about the future.
    , @Harry Baldwin
    Elie Wiesel applied that rule to his memoirs.
    , @Jack D
    It reflects history only indirectly, in the sense that it is a mirror of black fantasy life in the face of what they obviously understand on some level to be their inadequacies in real life. You fantasize about what you lack and would like to be, not what you are already. Just as in the case of individuals, what people obsess about in their imagination is very revealing. 4 year olds imagine themselves as terrifying dinosaurs whom all fear but pre-pubescent girls imagine that they are riding gentle yet powerful ponies who love them.


    Maybe Chinese historians of the future will show the film in that light when they try to explain how America went off track, in the way that we watch the Jud Süß today not as a documentary depiction of court life in 18th century Württemberg or the 1915 Birth of a Nation as a documentary history of the KKK but rather as a mirror into the secret fears and obsessions of its makers.
    , @Dtbb
    It is nothing but a dumb comic book movie. It does approve of border walls though.
    , @Alfa158
    Black people believe with complete sincerity that Wakanda is what Africa would look like today if Whites had not oppressed Africans and stolen their knowledge, therefore it is history that should have been.
    , @J.Ross
    If you ever had a straightforward power fantasy as a preteen, that's what it is, with better costumes and worse CGI.
    , @PhysicistDave
    Anonymous[168] asked:

    I haven’t seen Black Panther, but to what extent does it shed light on African-American history or African history?
     
    Historically irrelevant, but the movie was mildly entertaining -- not as good as "Logan" or "Winter Soldier," but not the worst of the Marvel movies. The most engaging characters were the female scientist and warrior, and, of course, Andy Serkis as a villain.

    Despite the trashing some here are giving it, it was, strangely, sort of "Alt-Right," making a case that an advanced country could not allow itself to be over-run by the riff-raff.

    Also, it is far better if black kids model themselves on the black good guys in this film than many of the black celebrities that are commonly put forward by pop culture.

    So, on the whole, I'd say the movie may have had a somewhat positive effect on American culture. We've done worse.
  5. Bad movie. Incoherent plot. Apparent endorsement of the African Big Man theory of government.

    So, just about right for Black History Month.

    • Replies: @res

    Apparent endorsement of the African Big Man theory of government.
     
    That really caught my attention when I watched the movie. I thought it was illuminating. I wonder how a real life Wakanda would fare after a few generations of that.
    , @Hypnotoad666

    Bad movie. Incoherent plot. Apparent endorsement of the African Big Man theory of government.

    So, just about right for Black History Month.
     
    On the bright side, it endorses nationalism (Wakanda First!) and strict immigration controls.

    Also, as noted, it endorses rule by a dictator, who is selected in a trial by combat This would probably be an improvement over the current method of making policy in the U.S.
  6. A subconscious admission that all the other great black achievements of bhm are also fictional. Love it.

    • Agree: AndrewR
  7. How about free screenings of Death Wish and Dirty Harry for White History Month?

    • Replies: @Detective Club
    White History Month went out of style and was abolished in 1914.
    , @rufus
    Birth of a Nation or Gone With the Wind. *
    , @Lurker
    Zulu or 300.
    , @Reg Cæsar
    Or A Man Called Horse and The Naked Prey.

    The Coen brothers got their start with Super 8 "remakes" in their chilly St Louis Park backyard. One of them was The Naked Prey. The poor boy in the lead role!

    They laugh about this today.
    , @Hypnotoad666

    How about free screenings of Death Wish and Dirty Harry for White History Month?
     
    Nah, screen Zulu if you want to go full anti-PC, white colonial triumphalism. Zulu is the mid-20th Century anti-Django. Also, in fairness, "White History Month" is really March-January.
    , @Jim Christian
    Gran Torino.

    https://youtu.be/-8coq2cUn1U

    , @Svigor
    Or 2001: A Space Odyssey; much more likely to become history than Black Panther.
    , @Olorin
    Captain Joshua Slocum, Sailing Alone Around The World.

    Oh wait. Nobody ever made a movie of that.
  8. It has to win the Oscar since Gollum and Bilbo are the only hobbit people in the movie.

    • Replies: @HerewardMW
    They were the Tolkein whites.
  9. Great, just as long as we get a showing of The Lord of the Rings for White History Month.

    When is White History Month, anyway? Heh. If you search for White History Month on Wikipedia, it redirects you to Black History Month.

    • Replies: @John Henry
    Based on a few things I've seen, I would say April. Though I haven't checked.
    , @Known Fact
    March is Women's History Month (seriously). So maybe free showings of Heathers, or Double Indemnity?
    , @al gore rhythms
    'White History Month' has been condensed down to 'World Holocaust Day'.
  10. In other news, movie house sees 100% drop in paying customers over the weekend. Unexpectedly.

  11. @Spaulding Smails
    ‘Africa Addio’ would be a better fit for black history month imho.

    yeah i rocked my ex wifes world with that documentary

    • Replies: @Spaulding Smails
    It caused Roger Ebert to blow a gasket or twelve as well. Which is by no means a bad thing...
    , @AKAHorace
    Did it contribute to her being your ex-wife ?
  12. • Replies: @Pericles
    Kamala Harris: "We know that if we want to live in a world that looks more like Wakanda, the first step is you invest in some women and girls."

    Presumably so they can work the vibranium mines.
    , @Anon
    Kamala Harris = NPC
  13. @Anonymous

    Uh ...
     
    I haven't seen Black Panther, but to what extent does it shed light on African-American history or African history? Even a technically fictional account of something can contain some instruction as to "how things were."

    As Elise Wiesel has been quoted as saying,

    In literature, Rebbe, certain things are true though they didn’t happen, while others are not, even if they did.

    None at all. Or to be fair, that Lesotho has a ski hill. I learned that from the movie and then doing some reading on the director, who visited Lesotho before making the movie. I wouldn’t be surprised if the director Ryan Coogler, who is a talented man, has some kind of Darwinian theory that if Bantus had been able to move into southern Africa, displacing Bushmen, without encountering whites coming up from Capetown, they would have had to evolve to deal with winters. Successful movie directors spend a lot of time worrying about the future.

    • Replies: @prosa123
    It is not surprising that Lesotho has a ski hill as it has the highest lowest elevation of any country in the world.
    , @MartinGale
    The Wakandans have monorails and maglev trains, but also, spears and ritual scaring? And you're telling me that the origin of their society's advanced science and engineering capabilities was a chance collision with an asteroid containing vibrainium. Seriously, Vi-BRAIN-ium? I can't help feeling that Stan Lee and Jack Kirby were satirizing African culture as they understood it. Perhaps, if the mythical asteroid contained IQ-ium this would be more apparent. At 52 years and counting could this be the longest running punking ever? One that has even outlived its creators.
  14. While I wasn’t much a fan of the film, I did see it and was surprised at how deep the hole went once you started thinking about it. The film basically endorses “benevolent” colonialism on a neoliberal model at the end. The whole structure of the film is based on “What if Jared Diamond was right, and culture means nothing, magic rocks explain everything?”. Wakanda, by dint of its magic space stones, develops massive technology, but retains a culture from prehistory. The titular King, isn’t really even that, in the way we think of kings. He’s a chieftain who heads a confederation of chieftains, and cannot even compel the service of subsidiary military forces. And the kingship is held purely by physical force alone. No political development past the Bronze age.

    What’s the point? That with free energy and post-scarcity, what people really want to do is wear bones in their nose and beat each other up for status?

    Also worth noting that while at the end they decide to improve the lives of the backwards denizens of the US, they don’t bother with the Congo. I get the implied slam on white americans, but it’s pretty strange when you think about it.

    • Replies: @Lurker
    "Thinking about it" is presumably not something they're expecting from much of the audience.
    , @Anonymous

    “What if Jared Diamond was right, and culture means nothing, magic rocks explain everything?”

     

    In Algis Budry's short story "The War is Over" (1957), an alien civilization is building a starship in single-minded purpose. They barely understand how it works, but they do know that getting it to work is the most important goal of all and justifies all sacrifices, be it diverting the whole economic output towards the space program, or dying in vast numbers mining radioactive ore. The launch time is approaching. The single designated pilot, after talking with his companion about a recent disturbing discovery that their ancestors were only small lizards with barely any brain less than 30 generations ago, is handed a small, ancient, sealed box, packed into the ship, and then blasted into orbit, burning the hamlets below, and from orbit into hyperspace.

    He bampfs in near the Terran Fleet and is let aboard one of the flying fortresses. Two officers come to meet the strange creature. Barely comprehending what happens to him, the erstwhile pilot reflexively blurts out "The War is Over - We Have Won!!", which is met with incomprehension by the officers.

    He hands over the box.

    The box contains the announcement of an armistice for an earlier space war, as well as the log of the pilot who was tasked to bring said announcement to Earth. While on the way, he got attacked by a dead-ender enemy patrol and had to crash land on an inhospitable planet. The only inhabited of that planet turn out to be small lizards, not even enough to make a meal. The pilot knows he will die soon and will be unable to fulfill his mission. He wonders what will happen to the "assistant" he has been injected with, a semi-sentient and practically immortal utility that is supposed to help him fulfill his mission by any means necessary.

    Understanding what has happened, the officers look at the large lizard space pilot who has come aboard to fulfill the mission - by any means necessary.

    He is already reverting to savagery and tearing into his spacesuit.
    , @Svigor
    Do blacks in Congo vote for the Democrats?

    I didn't think so.

    , @bomag
    Also note, especially on the comic book side, the successful black super hero...

    ...gets to join and mix with the white super heroes as they do cool and important stuff.
    , @Hapalong Cassidy
    I also noticed that Wakanda reflected the real-life matriarchal system of Africa where the women do all the heavy lifting and the men do nothing but fight. This in reflected in the all-female bodyguard of the king and the king’s sister doing all the genius science stuff.
  15. So, Wakanda is historically accurate? The things you learn during Black History Month!

  16. OT again I’m afraid, but this is pretty iSteve

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/27/opinion/buttigieg-2020-millennials.html

    For Americans under the age of 40, the 21st century has resembled one long recession.

    I realize that may sound like an exaggeration, given that the economy has now been growing for almost a decade. But the truth is that younger Americans have not benefited much.

    Look at incomes, for starters. People between the ages of 25 and 34 were earning slightly less in 2017 than people in that same age group had been in 2000…

    Why is this happening? The main reason is a lack of economic dynamism.

    We obviously need more immigration.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad

    We obviously need more immigration.
     
    To his polemical credit he Leonhardt didn't say that. I think Leonhardt is smart enough that he realized mentioning "immigration" at all in a story that presents graphs which basically show that capital (retired people's incomes) has wiped the floor with labor (everyone else, but progressively the youngest cohorts) would be too much. So it's the usual Democrat polemic on taxes and spending.

    What we--the nation--obviously needs is a President--and every other sort of politician--who can talk seriously about the disaster of immigration not just in terms of "illegals", "the border", "crime", "drugs", but jobs, wages, income inequality, housing prices, schools, affordable family formation, national cohesion, traffic, open space ... declining quality of life for us and for our posterity.

    Yes, immigration actually is making everything worse. We need politicians--one would be nice--who can speak intelligently about it.
    , @Forbes
    If Leonhardt was paying attention, he realize inflation-adjusted median incomes haven't risen since the early '70s. That's a helluva long recession.

    If he were writing during the 1980 election campaign, he could've written, "for anyone under 40, the 1970s were one long recession."

    He baldly cherry picks starting points and makes fallacious assumptions in order to deliver outcomes that don't occur. E.g. those in the nine-year age cohort of 25-34 in 2017 are not the same people who were in the cohort in 2000, making the "earning slightly less observation" absurd.

    Since, as one ages, one moves up an age cohort, and experiences the higher incomes indicated in the graph, the cumulative change is meaningless, i.e. one doesn't remain in their cohort.

    All the first chart measures is cohort incomes at that time compared to the others. Older workers tend to be more productive for a variety of factors, and hence, earn more.
  17. I don’t supposed any of these would be screened for Black HISTORY Month:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_African-American_documentary_films

    No. Of course not. They’re not up for Oscars.

  18. @Steve Sailer
    None at all. Or to be fair, that Lesotho has a ski hill. I learned that from the movie and then doing some reading on the director, who visited Lesotho before making the movie. I wouldn't be surprised if the director Ryan Coogler, who is a talented man, has some kind of Darwinian theory that if Bantus had been able to move into southern Africa, displacing Bushmen, without encountering whites coming up from Capetown, they would have had to evolve to deal with winters. Successful movie directors spend a lot of time worrying about the future.

    It is not surprising that Lesotho has a ski hill as it has the highest lowest elevation of any country in the world.

    • Replies: @M. Hartley
    That's an amazing fact if true. I would have guessed Bhutan or Nepal or Lichtenstein or Andorra.
  19. @Skyler_the_Weird
    It has to win the Oscar since Gollum and Bilbo are the only hobbit people in the movie.

    They were the Tolkein whites.

    • Replies: @midtown
    Nice one!
    , @Mr. Anon
    Nice.
  20. @Stephen Paul Foster
    How about free showings of the "Pink Panther"? -- better movie from a better time with better actors.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wS_6ok9u2c

    And more historical accuracy.

  21. @Cloudbuster
    Great, just as long as we get a showing of The Lord of the Rings for White History Month.

    When is White History Month, anyway? Heh. If you search for White History Month on Wikipedia, it redirects you to Black History Month.

    Based on a few things I’ve seen, I would say April. Though I haven’t checked.

  22. @Anonymous

    Uh ...
     
    I haven't seen Black Panther, but to what extent does it shed light on African-American history or African history? Even a technically fictional account of something can contain some instruction as to "how things were."

    As Elise Wiesel has been quoted as saying,

    In literature, Rebbe, certain things are true though they didn’t happen, while others are not, even if they did.

    Elie Wiesel applied that rule to his memoirs.

  23. @anon
    yeah i rocked my ex wifes world with that documentary

    It caused Roger Ebert to blow a gasket or twelve as well. Which is by no means a bad thing…

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/africa-addio-1967
    , @John Burns, Gettysburg Partisan
    Has Ebert gotten more "normie" over the years?

    Just think, at one time, he actually reviewed honest films about the government assault at Waco

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rsaif8wn15E
  24. @Spaulding Smails
    ‘Africa Addio’ would be a better fit for black history month imho.

    Italians be rayciss.

  25. @Dr. X
    How about free screenings of Death Wish and Dirty Harry for White History Month?

    White History Month went out of style and was abolished in 1914.

  26. @Spaulding Smails
    ‘Africa Addio’ would be a better fit for black history month imho.

    Actually, Addio Zio Tom would be more appropriate.

    • Replies: @Spaulding Smails
    Lol. That one is pretty much neck and neck with Black Panther in the historical accuracy department.
  27. That the movie that will be playing nonstop to pump up black pride is a total fantasy is a pretty sad comment on the age we live in. Toss in that it is just OK – and looks even that good because so many of the other comic book movies are that bad – but is played up as culturally significant is also a backhanded compliment as well.

  28. @HerewardMW
    They were the Tolkein whites.

    Nice one!

  29. As with “true Communism,” true Black History has never really been tried.

  30. In Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther’s kid sister Shuri is smarter and even more sciencey than stale pale male Dr. Bruce Banner.

    • Replies: @Spaulding Smails
    Well duh. In Wakanda they teach all the young grrrrls/womyn to code. Get with it, Amerikkka!
    , @Jack Hanson
    Not content with the over the top virtue signalling that is killing their brand, Marvel said "why not?" and stated that Shuri is the biggest fucking brain on earth.
  31. @YetAnotherAnon
    OT again I'm afraid, but this is pretty iSteve

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/27/opinion/buttigieg-2020-millennials.html

    For Americans under the age of 40, the 21st century has resembled one long recession.

    I realize that may sound like an exaggeration, given that the economy has now been growing for almost a decade. But the truth is that younger Americans have not benefited much.

    Look at incomes, for starters. People between the ages of 25 and 34 were earning slightly less in 2017 than people in that same age group had been in 2000...

    Why is this happening? The main reason is a lack of economic dynamism.
     
    We obviously need more immigration.

    We obviously need more immigration.

    To his polemical credit he Leonhardt didn’t say that. I think Leonhardt is smart enough that he realized mentioning “immigration” at all in a story that presents graphs which basically show that capital (retired people’s incomes) has wiped the floor with labor (everyone else, but progressively the youngest cohorts) would be too much. So it’s the usual Democrat polemic on taxes and spending.

    What we–the nation–obviously needs is a President–and every other sort of politician–who can talk seriously about the disaster of immigration not just in terms of “illegals”, “the border”, “crime”, “drugs”, but jobs, wages, income inequality, housing prices, schools, affordable family formation, national cohesion, traffic, open space … declining quality of life for us and for our posterity.

    Yes, immigration actually is making everything worse. We need politicians–one would be nice–who can speak intelligently about it.

    • Agree: ic1000
    • Replies: @BB753
    What's wrong with Donald Trump? He's trying to address those issues intelligently. But then he's got to fight against the MSM, the Government (including the FBI), the Judiciary, the Dems and his own party to get anything done. Not to mention his treacherous daughter Ivanka and her globalist shill of a useless husband.
    , @Anonymous Jew
    National cohesion can't be stressed enough. Otherwise you leave the door open for the (valid) argument that importing a smaller amount of high-skilled/high-IQ S. and E. Asian immigrants provides many utilitarian benefits. It does, but it also creates costs that are harder to measure (eg social capital). We're human and that's why the homogeneous nation state works better. For example, if Ireland had taken in a large amount of 120+ IQ S. and E. Asians it may have actually been better off on paper. But which Ireland would you rather live in? (FWIW, I ascribe to Derbyshire's "salt in the stew" analogy - a tiny bit of diversity is desirable, but too much ruins it. A 97% White country with a sprinkling of S. and E. Asian high achievers would be just about perfect, 100% White a little less desirable, and once you drop below 80% majority all hell breaks loose).

    The cult of globalism reminds me of communism. Communism failed because it assumed people are self interested; globalism assumes people are not tribal. Both are theories of the blank-slate left for obvious reasons. Per my favorite quote: "Wonderful theory, wrong species."

    , @YetAnotherAnon
    He said we needed economic dynamism, which is a codeword/dogwhistle for more labour market competition i.e. immigration.

    "A common explanation for stagnating median wages is that the dynamism of the economy has pushed down the wages of a lot of workers by exposing them to more competition and driving down worker rents. Less dynamism is the solution implied here. Reduce competition, especially labor market competition, and increase job protection. We've experimented with unfettered dynamism and it has failed us, so the story goes."
     
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/modeledbehavior/2013/06/07/economic-dynamism-is-still-needed/
  32. The way larger and rock bottom fundamental point:

    There now exist two Nations within the borders of America:One White…the other non-White…..And they despise each other. What happened to the Native Born White American Covington High School Students in DC is more overwhelming evidence of this obvious fact. Both sides can not share a common Soil……….

    The only way this could have been avoided is if back in 1965….1)The 1965 Immigration Reform Act had not been passed and 2)a National Origins Immigration Policy had been passed that completely excluded all nonwhites such as POTUS Kamala Harris’s Parents….her Attorney General Preet Bharara’s Parents from India….

    The passage of the 1965 Immigration Reform Act was a direct consequence of the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act….which was a direct consequence of the integration of the US Military…..which was a direct consequence of the Cold War…….It is now time to rethink the Cold War…….

    If you think partitioning the US into two separate Nations…one White…one non-white…..will achieve long term peace……you are massively delusional……

    Was Sports Entertainment-Tom Brady(three mudsharking White Sisters) worship worth it?…You have lost your Living and Breeding Space to India and China…….Think about it…………

  33. You don’t think this is subtle pressure on AMPAS to give “BP” a boat load of shiny statues later this month, do you?

  34. How are they going to distribute the free tickets? If it is first come, first admitted, I feel sorry for the theater workers.

  35. @Anonymous
    https://twitter.com/KingBaeksu/status/1072653985432117248

    Kamala Harris: “We know that if we want to live in a world that looks more like Wakanda, the first step is you invest in some women and girls.”

    Presumably so they can work the vibranium mines.

    • LOL: songbird
    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Peri, Is she talking about "working girls?"
  36. Black Panther was published last year. It’s like totally history.

  37. Still, you have to admire the hustle of Black Panther’s marketing team. They have managed to sell a super hero movie to be shown in schools over and over. (Last year there was a ‘free’ showing for the kids too, wasn’t there?)

  38. @Tlotsi
    Actually, Addio Zio Tom would be more appropriate.

    Lol. That one is pretty much neck and neck with Black Panther in the historical accuracy department.

  39. @Spaulding Smails
    It caused Roger Ebert to blow a gasket or twelve as well. Which is by no means a bad thing...
    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    "Africa Addio" is relevant to the Oscar race because it shows documentary footage of the Black Power massacre of Indians, Parsis, and Arabs in Zanzibar, which Freddie Mercury's family fled. This offers an insight unmentioned in "Bohemian Rhapsody" into why Queen wasn't in much of a hurry to sign up for Live Aid for Ethiopia.
    , @Steve Sailer
    "Africa Addio" is relevant to the Oscar race because it shows documentary footage of the Black Power massacre of Indians, Parsis, and Arabs in Zanzibar, which Freddie Mercury's family fled. This offers an insight unmentioned in "Bohemian Rhapsody" into why Queen wasn't in much of a hurry to sign up for Live Aid for Ethiopia.
    , @Pat Boyle
    I haven't seen "Africa, Addio" but I have read the book. Not exactly but close.

    Last year I read " The Fate of Africa" by Martin Meredith. It is a comprehensive 750 page history of African independence movement. It covers the end of colonialism in every part of Africa. It is a hard read. The history of African independence is pretty ugly. Lots of torture, murder and cannibalism. Every black nation is like every other. There are no bright spots. The typical African leader is a monster. It's hard to keep the atrocities separate.

    Bokassa and Amin were both convicted in court of eating their political rivals. Those were proven, other African leaders were only suspected of the practice . The reality of African governance entales a degree of horror that that surpasses the imagination of nice Westerners.
    , @syonredux
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUytKlrVS0M
  40. If “Black” history takes a month to celebrate, how long does it take to celebrate “White” history? A century? A millennium? An Eon?

  41. A great movie choice to headline a month-long celebration of fictional black achievement.

  42. @Anonymous

    Uh ...
     
    I haven't seen Black Panther, but to what extent does it shed light on African-American history or African history? Even a technically fictional account of something can contain some instruction as to "how things were."

    As Elise Wiesel has been quoted as saying,

    In literature, Rebbe, certain things are true though they didn’t happen, while others are not, even if they did.

    It reflects history only indirectly, in the sense that it is a mirror of black fantasy life in the face of what they obviously understand on some level to be their inadequacies in real life. You fantasize about what you lack and would like to be, not what you are already. Just as in the case of individuals, what people obsess about in their imagination is very revealing. 4 year olds imagine themselves as terrifying dinosaurs whom all fear but pre-pubescent girls imagine that they are riding gentle yet powerful ponies who love them.

    Maybe Chinese historians of the future will show the film in that light when they try to explain how America went off track, in the way that we watch the Jud Süß today not as a documentary depiction of court life in 18th century Württemberg or the 1915 Birth of a Nation as a documentary history of the KKK but rather as a mirror into the secret fears and obsessions of its makers.

    • Replies: @Hippopotamusdrome


    it is a mirror of black fantasy life

     

    No animals were harmed blacks were involved in the creation of this comic.


    Black Panther (comics)
    Publisher Marvel Comics
    Created by Stan Lee
    Jack Kirby

     



    Stan Lee
    Stanley Martin Lieber was born on December 28, 1922, in Manhattan, New York City, in the apartment of his Romanian-born Jewish immigrant parents

     



    Jack Kirby
    Jack Kirby was born Jacob Kurtzberg ... in New York City... His parents... were Austrian Jewish immigrants

     



    Marvel Comics
    Founder Martin Goodman

     



    Martin Goodman (publisher)
    His parents were Jewish immigrants who had met in the United States after separately moving from their native Vilna, Russian Empire. The family lived at different homes in the New York City

     

  43. @MEH 0910
    In Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther's kid sister Shuri is smarter and even more sciencey than stale pale male Dr. Bruce Banner.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uY49bfLTCV0

    Well duh. In Wakanda they teach all the young grrrrls/womyn to code. Get with it, Amerikkka!

    • Replies: @Anonym
    Have you been following the hilarious "Learn to code" phenomenon regarding the recent Buzzfeed/Yahoo journalist layoffs?

    A leftist perspective:
    https://www.theringer.com/platform/amp/tech/2019/1/29/18201695/learn-to-code-twitter-abuse-buzzfeed-journalists

    Rightist
    https://www.redstate.com/streiff/2019/01/27/no-work-lefty-journalists-learn-code-not-secret-alt-right-phrase/amp/

    https://twitter.com/SixStringTweets/status/1088851874109898758
    , @Redneck farmer
    And don't have an H1-B program!
  44. Following “Black Panther’s” recent Oscar nomination for best picture and a big night at Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, the Marvel film is returning to select AMC theaters for free screenings for a limited time.

    Presumably the key word there is “select”.

    I don’t go out to the movies at all. (I don’t have a burning need to see Hollyweird’s crap right away–usually at all. And don’t really know why anyone, beyond kids on a date looking to be away from their homes, bothers at all.) But if I did, i’d make sure not to be around those free screenings.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    You and your cheap cracker ass might as well be dead to Hollywood and to most of corporate America. They would much rather that you be replaced by folks with a greater willingness to spend their disposable income on the finer things in life (such as tickets to Disney movies and Disney merchandise) instead of hoarding it "for your retirement" and to accept what is on offer as long as it hits a few simple hot buttons instead of constantly comparing their product to some mythical Golden Age that ended long before their current customers were even born. Even if you make 10 times what a ghetto teen makes, they ain't seeing ANY of your money so they like him 10x better.
    , @Reg Cæsar

    I don’t go out to the movies at all. (I don’t have a burning need to see Hollyweird’s crap right away–usually at all.
     
    There are only two Blockbuster franchises extant today. Though its Huizenga sister, Waste Management, is doing just fine.


    Jerry Clower compared the nine channels in his NYC hotel room with the 200 on the satellite dish at his Yazoo City homestead. "And they call me a hick!"


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIdtb0-CIeA


    A little further on, he exposes himself as a hereditarian. "Y'ain't gonna 'catch' much 'cept what your mama and daddy put in ya when ya was born!"

    , @Mr. Anon

    Presumably the key word there is “select”.
     
    Probably the same "select" theaters that have police cars stationed in the parking lot on Friday and Saturday nights.
  45. “Today we are excited to announce ‘Black Panther’ will return to the big screen to celebrate Black History Month from Feb. 1-7 at participating AMC theaters,” said Disney CEO Bob Iger in a tweet on Monday. “Tickets are free!”

    A moment’s reflection, and i realized this short paragraph pretty much encapsulates American politics during my lifetime.

    • Replies: @Moses
    (((Bob Iger)))

    I feel bad for Walt.
  46. @MEH 0910
    https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/africa-addio-1967

    “Africa Addio” is relevant to the Oscar race because it shows documentary footage of the Black Power massacre of Indians, Parsis, and Arabs in Zanzibar, which Freddie Mercury’s family fled. This offers an insight unmentioned in “Bohemian Rhapsody” into why Queen wasn’t in much of a hurry to sign up for Live Aid for Ethiopia.

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    An African retrovirus got Freddy Mercury in the end.
  47. @MEH 0910
    https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/africa-addio-1967

    “Africa Addio” is relevant to the Oscar race because it shows documentary footage of the Black Power massacre of Indians, Parsis, and Arabs in Zanzibar, which Freddie Mercury’s family fled. This offers an insight unmentioned in “Bohemian Rhapsody” into why Queen wasn’t in much of a hurry to sign up for Live Aid for Ethiopia.

    • Replies: @Sean
    They had never been to Britain but got British passports. Same with the Parsis from Uganda “one of the most successful groups of immigrants anywhere” acording to British PM David Cameron . Forcing out the largely Pasi Gujarati Indians was class war by the Africans. Letting them into Britain was a kind of class war by Oxbridge elite that dominated politics especially Labour. The Labout cabinet had an incredible number of Oxbridge 'firsts'. Now or course people will tell you that the "Indians" had went to Uganda as labourers for railway building. Not likely

    [O]f 851 people (Parsis living in a colony in Bombay, India) for possible neurologic diseases. […] One hundred and sixty-three people were identified by this questionnaire as possibly having neurologic disease. Neurologists later examined these 163 people and found that 80 of them actually suffered from at least one of the neurologic diseases of interest (positive predictive value = 48 percent). The most common neurologic disorders were peripheral neuropathy (32 cases), essential tremor (13 cases), stroke (12 cases), Parkinson's disease (six cases), and epilepsy (four cases). (Bharucha et al., 1987)
     

    In particular, the Parsi are an endogamous group with high levels of economic achievement, a history of long-distance trading, business and management, and who suffer high prevalences of Parkinson disease, breast cancer and tremor disorders, diseases not present in their neighbours.

    Cochran, G., J. Hardy, and H. Harpending. (2006). Natural history of Ashkenazi intelligence, Journal of Biosocial Science, 38, 659-693
     
  48. @AnotherDad

    “Today we are excited to announce ‘Black Panther’ will return to the big screen to celebrate Black History Month from Feb. 1-7 at participating AMC theaters,” said Disney CEO Bob Iger in a tweet on Monday. “Tickets are free!”
     
    A moment's reflection, and i realized this short paragraph pretty much encapsulates American politics during my lifetime.

    (((Bob Iger)))

    I feel bad for Walt.

  49. And? The Black Panther movie has nothing to do with real history, it’s been adopted by the black identity and political “diversity” movement.

    The movie itself is actually good, broadly non-political superhero action. The movie featured a humorous quip about Wakanda not accepting refugees “If you let the refugees in, they bring their problems with them. And then Wakanda is like everywhere else”, which really undermined any idea of that being a left-wing political propaganda movie.

  50. http://revolution.berkeley.edu/huey-newton-released/

    Photographer Nacio Jan Brown captured the moment when Huey Newton, co-founder of the Black Panther Party, was released from jail upon the reversal, by the California Court of Appeals, of his conviction for involuntary manslaughter.

  51. istevefan says:

    When Whites speak about Western Civilization in a manner that suggests they are proud of their heritage, they are mocked for trying to take credit for stuff they didn’t do. Yet when blacks show pride in black history month and bang on about claims, often dubious, no one points out that they are trying to take credit for stuff they didn’t do.

    Let’s change that this year.

    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
    They didn't build that?
  52. Following “Black Panther’s” recent Oscar nomination for best picture and a big night at Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, the Marvel film is returning to select AMC theaters for free screenings for a limited time.

    Fringy fun:

    For years, Hollywood has taken our lives, our stories, our history without paying. It is long past time for Hollywood to start paying back. Movies must be free for black people. Not just “for a limited time”, but for all time.

    One of you who is twitter savy should get that going on black twitter. Could be loads of fun.

    • Replies: @megabar
    > Movies must be free for black people.

    Good, but you missed an opportunity to use "black bodies" here.
  53. @Steve Sailer
    "Africa Addio" is relevant to the Oscar race because it shows documentary footage of the Black Power massacre of Indians, Parsis, and Arabs in Zanzibar, which Freddie Mercury's family fled. This offers an insight unmentioned in "Bohemian Rhapsody" into why Queen wasn't in much of a hurry to sign up for Live Aid for Ethiopia.

    An African retrovirus got Freddy Mercury in the end.

    • Replies: @Spaulding Smails
    According to my dad, an old joke back in the early 90’s was that if only Freddie Mercury had eaten bushmeat, he’d still be around...
    , @Calvin Hobbes

    An African retrovirus got Freddy Mercury in the end.
     
    And vice versa.
    , @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    "An African retrovirus got Freddy Mercury in the end."

    I see what you did there.

    In truth, other men's DNA and feces got into Freddy's bloodstream via his nether regions and overwhelmed his immune system. AIDS/HIV is a myth.

    When sodomites hid their deathstyle for fear of imprisonment and capital punishment, they restrained their behaviors, which benefitted their health.
  54. @AnotherDad


    Following “Black Panther’s” recent Oscar nomination for best picture and a big night at Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, the Marvel film is returning to select AMC theaters for free screenings for a limited time.
     
    Fringy fun:

    For years, Hollywood has taken our lives, our stories, our history without paying. It is long past time for Hollywood to start paying back. Movies must be free for black people. Not just "for a limited time", but for all time.

    One of you who is twitter savy should get that going on black twitter. Could be loads of fun.

    > Movies must be free for black people.

    Good, but you missed an opportunity to use “black bodies” here.

  55. @Anonymous
    https://twitter.com/KingBaeksu/status/1072653985432117248

    Kamala Harris = NPC

  56. @MEH 0910
    An African retrovirus got Freddy Mercury in the end.

    According to my dad, an old joke back in the early 90’s was that if only Freddie Mercury had eaten bushmeat, he’d still be around…

  57. Calvin Hobbes [AKA "Calvin X Hobbes"] says:
    @MEH 0910
    An African retrovirus got Freddy Mercury in the end.

    An African retrovirus got Freddy Mercury in the end.

    And vice versa.

    • Replies: @songbird
    I was thinking about that. I'm not sure we know how it really started. In Africa, the main line of transmission seems to be straight people, but it is still tempting to think it started with gays.

    Now, if it started with urbanized gays, then here's a really odd thought: they were shaping the genes of average Africans. Maybe, making them smarter or more monogamous. Maybe, removing rapists. Maybe, even causing a natural demographic transition. Because of gays. And we may have stopped that by sending lots of aid and antiretrovirals. Again, because of gays.

  58. @Spaulding Smails
    Well duh. In Wakanda they teach all the young grrrrls/womyn to code. Get with it, Amerikkka!

    Have you been following the hilarious “Learn to code” phenomenon regarding the recent Buzzfeed/Yahoo journalist layoffs?

    A leftist perspective:
    https://www.theringer.com/platform/amp/tech/2019/1/29/18201695/learn-to-code-twitter-abuse-buzzfeed-journalists

    Rightist
    https://www.redstate.com/streiff/2019/01/27/no-work-lefty-journalists-learn-code-not-secret-alt-right-phrase/amp/

    • Replies: @Spaulding Smails
    I have, and I’ve been relishing every second of it. I lived in Austin for two years—one of which I worked in tech—and have really just had way more exposure to those sorts of people (not just canned-response clickbait journalists, but the sort of rudderless, cookie-cutter nerds who take Vox seriously) than anyone should have to endure over the course of several lifetimes. Thank god I got a better job (in a field that isn’t able to collapse in on itself any day now) in another state; I may have lost my goddamn mind.
    , @Cloudbuster
    I am so frustrated that there is no comments section for that ringer.com article. Molly McHugh would benefit from learning to code.
  59. @AnotherDad

    We obviously need more immigration.
     
    To his polemical credit he Leonhardt didn't say that. I think Leonhardt is smart enough that he realized mentioning "immigration" at all in a story that presents graphs which basically show that capital (retired people's incomes) has wiped the floor with labor (everyone else, but progressively the youngest cohorts) would be too much. So it's the usual Democrat polemic on taxes and spending.

    What we--the nation--obviously needs is a President--and every other sort of politician--who can talk seriously about the disaster of immigration not just in terms of "illegals", "the border", "crime", "drugs", but jobs, wages, income inequality, housing prices, schools, affordable family formation, national cohesion, traffic, open space ... declining quality of life for us and for our posterity.

    Yes, immigration actually is making everything worse. We need politicians--one would be nice--who can speak intelligently about it.

    What’s wrong with Donald Trump? He’s trying to address those issues intelligently. But then he’s got to fight against the MSM, the Government (including the FBI), the Judiciary, the Dems and his own party to get anything done. Not to mention his treacherous daughter Ivanka and her globalist shill of a useless husband.

    • Agree: Abe
    • Replies: @Autochthon
    Bologna. Trump loves, loves, loves immigration so long as it is "legal." Ask anyone in Mexinchifornia or Chinese Columbia what that does for wages, rents, housing, etc.

    Trump is a mountebank, a blackguard, and a fool.
  60. @Shouting Thomas
    Bad movie. Incoherent plot. Apparent endorsement of the African Big Man theory of government.

    So, just about right for Black History Month.

    Apparent endorsement of the African Big Man theory of government.

    That really caught my attention when I watched the movie. I thought it was illuminating. I wonder how a real life Wakanda would fare after a few generations of that.

    • Replies: @Spaulding Smails
    Invariably some big man down the line would sell out exclusive rights to the Vibranium mines to a member of the Gupta family for pennies on the dollar.
    , @Cloudbuster
    You have no shortage of real-world examples from which to extrapolate.
  61. @Steve Sailer
    "Africa Addio" is relevant to the Oscar race because it shows documentary footage of the Black Power massacre of Indians, Parsis, and Arabs in Zanzibar, which Freddie Mercury's family fled. This offers an insight unmentioned in "Bohemian Rhapsody" into why Queen wasn't in much of a hurry to sign up for Live Aid for Ethiopia.

    They had never been to Britain but got British passports. Same with the Parsis from Uganda “one of the most successful groups of immigrants anywhere” acording to British PM David Cameron . Forcing out the largely Pasi Gujarati Indians was class war by the Africans. Letting them into Britain was a kind of class war by Oxbridge elite that dominated politics especially Labour. The Labout cabinet had an incredible number of Oxbridge ‘firsts’. Now or course people will tell you that the “Indians” had went to Uganda as labourers for railway building. Not likely

    [O]f 851 people (Parsis living in a colony in Bombay, India) for possible neurologic diseases. […] One hundred and sixty-three people were identified by this questionnaire as possibly having neurologic disease. Neurologists later examined these 163 people and found that 80 of them actually suffered from at least one of the neurologic diseases of interest (positive predictive value = 48 percent). The most common neurologic disorders were peripheral neuropathy (32 cases), essential tremor (13 cases), stroke (12 cases), Parkinson’s disease (six cases), and epilepsy (four cases). (Bharucha et al., 1987)

    In particular, the Parsi are an endogamous group with high levels of economic achievement, a history of long-distance trading, business and management, and who suffer high prevalences of Parkinson disease, breast cancer and tremor disorders, diseases not present in their neighbours.

    Cochran, G., J. Hardy, and H. Harpending. (2006). Natural history of Ashkenazi intelligence, Journal of Biosocial Science, 38, 659-693

  62. @Dr. X
    How about free screenings of Death Wish and Dirty Harry for White History Month?

    Birth of a Nation or Gone With the Wind. *

  63. Free Wakanda movies? It’s all a scam by Whitey. The only thing available at the snack bar will be $20 slices of watermelon.

    • LOL: Redneck farmer
    • Replies: @International Jew
    Never mind $20 watermelon slices, those theatres better worry about the "patrons" smashing and grabbing the jumbo boxes of Milk Duds and Raisinettes. Maybe slashing the seats too. This stunt could really cost them. It's not like Starbucks declaring their toilets are available to the public; free use of toilets was never going to be that much of a draw. But free movies will really pack 'em in.

    The double-whammie is going to be that paying customers will shy away from patronizing these theatres during the free period.

  64. @res

    Apparent endorsement of the African Big Man theory of government.
     
    That really caught my attention when I watched the movie. I thought it was illuminating. I wonder how a real life Wakanda would fare after a few generations of that.

    Invariably some big man down the line would sell out exclusive rights to the Vibranium mines to a member of the Gupta family for pennies on the dollar.

  65. @Anonymous

    Uh ...
     
    I haven't seen Black Panther, but to what extent does it shed light on African-American history or African history? Even a technically fictional account of something can contain some instruction as to "how things were."

    As Elise Wiesel has been quoted as saying,

    In literature, Rebbe, certain things are true though they didn’t happen, while others are not, even if they did.

    It is nothing but a dumb comic book movie. It does approve of border walls though.

    • Replies: @Precious
    It is nothing but a dumb comic book movie. It does approve of border walls though.

    While that viewpoint is advocated in the movie, the final scene and after-credits scene undercut this and push for globalism by showing the Black Panther ending Wakanda's isolationism.

    Hopefully the Black Panther will come to his senses in the next movie as a bunch of Chinese move in and start doing the jobs native Wakandans can't be bothered to do.
  66. @Spaulding Smails
    It caused Roger Ebert to blow a gasket or twelve as well. Which is by no means a bad thing...

    Has Ebert gotten more “normie” over the years?

    Just think, at one time, he actually reviewed honest films about the government assault at Waco

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Spaulding Smails
    He’s gotten pretty dead over the past five...

    But he went off on Africa Addio when it came out, so easily 50+ years ago. So in a word, no.
    , @Thomm

    Has Ebert gotten more “normie” over the years?
     
    Roger Ebert died almost six years ago.
  67. @AnotherDad

    We obviously need more immigration.
     
    To his polemical credit he Leonhardt didn't say that. I think Leonhardt is smart enough that he realized mentioning "immigration" at all in a story that presents graphs which basically show that capital (retired people's incomes) has wiped the floor with labor (everyone else, but progressively the youngest cohorts) would be too much. So it's the usual Democrat polemic on taxes and spending.

    What we--the nation--obviously needs is a President--and every other sort of politician--who can talk seriously about the disaster of immigration not just in terms of "illegals", "the border", "crime", "drugs", but jobs, wages, income inequality, housing prices, schools, affordable family formation, national cohesion, traffic, open space ... declining quality of life for us and for our posterity.

    Yes, immigration actually is making everything worse. We need politicians--one would be nice--who can speak intelligently about it.

    National cohesion can’t be stressed enough. Otherwise you leave the door open for the (valid) argument that importing a smaller amount of high-skilled/high-IQ S. and E. Asian immigrants provides many utilitarian benefits. It does, but it also creates costs that are harder to measure (eg social capital). We’re human and that’s why the homogeneous nation state works better. For example, if Ireland had taken in a large amount of 120+ IQ S. and E. Asians it may have actually been better off on paper. But which Ireland would you rather live in? (FWIW, I ascribe to Derbyshire’s “salt in the stew” analogy – a tiny bit of diversity is desirable, but too much ruins it. A 97% White country with a sprinkling of S. and E. Asian high achievers would be just about perfect, 100% White a little less desirable, and once you drop below 80% majority all hell breaks loose).

    The cult of globalism reminds me of communism. Communism failed because it assumed people are self interested; globalism assumes people are not tribal. Both are theories of the blank-slate left for obvious reasons. Per my favorite quote: “Wonderful theory, wrong species.”

    • Replies: @Anonymous

    Otherwise you leave the door open for the (valid) argument that importing a smaller amount of high-skilled/high-IQ S. and E. Asian immigrants provides many utilitarian benefits. It does, but it also creates costs that are harder to measure (eg social capital).
     
    It does? Every East Asian and subcontinental immigrant investment banker, lawyer, doctor, nurse, and IT professional is taking a job that would otherwise go to an American native. That deprives Americans of the better jobs in their own country, pushing them down the job and socioeconomic ladder, if they are fortunate to find a job at all.

    For American men, who must depend on high status and high income jobs to attract a female mate and be able to support a family, the impact is especially devastating, as the immigrants become relatively more appealing to American women. This kind of immigration is a miscegenation tool.

    , @Forbes
    Yogi Berra's quip: In theory it works in practice, in practice it doesn't work in theory.
  68. @Anonymous

    Uh ...
     
    I haven't seen Black Panther, but to what extent does it shed light on African-American history or African history? Even a technically fictional account of something can contain some instruction as to "how things were."

    As Elise Wiesel has been quoted as saying,

    In literature, Rebbe, certain things are true though they didn’t happen, while others are not, even if they did.

    Black people believe with complete sincerity that Wakanda is what Africa would look like today if Whites had not oppressed Africans and stolen their knowledge, therefore it is history that should have been.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Black people believe with complete sincerity that Wakanda is what Africa would look like today if Whites had not oppressed Africans and stolen their knowledge, therefore it is history that should have been.
     
    Well, there are Wakanda whoopers, and Wakanda whoppers.


    http://media.graytvinc.com/images/690*649/BOOK67.jpg

    , @Buffalo Joe
    Alfa, I know the colonists made off with a lot of things, but how do you "steal knowledge?" All their knowledge was "one of?"
  69. I for one will no longer stand by as National Frozen Food Month (March) is once again overshadowed by Black History Month (February). Let’s commit, as a nation, to preparing for the monumental celebrations to mark that great event when it arrives in a few short weeks.

    Hungry-Man® Frozen Dinners.

    Hot Pockets.

    Ice cream, sorbet, and sherbet.

    Jimmy Dean® Brand Sausage Biscuit Sandwiches.

    And of course, the pioneers of yesteryear, without whom we would not be what we are today:

    MicroMagic Fries, Burgers, and Shakes.

    When pizza’s on a bagel, you can eat pizza any time! – It’s who we are.

    • Replies: @Lot
    "MicroMagic Fries"

    They still make something close.

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-LOn7Y991iHE/Tkgmy0fKaDI/AAAAAAAAAtU/LOvRa8PY9K8/s1600/French+Fries.jpg

    I don't see these around much anymore. The quality is excellent however.

    http://www.trivialtraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Fries.jpg
    , @Reg Cæsar

    I for one will no longer stand by as National Frozen Food Month (March)
     
    Serendipity-- just in time, I came across a recent biography of Clarence Birdseye in a Little Free Library.

    NB: I just learned from a passing semi that Jimmy Dean's is now a Tyson product. Ouch.

    I grew up on Jimmy Dean and Rowlf:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pbKHDpOmYU
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    Rats, I just used up my LOL/AGREE/DISAGREE click for a while, just 1 minute back.

    This one's a big LOL.

    I hope to see posters of famous frozen food in the hallway's of my kid's elementary school this March. My favorite is Swanson's TV Dinners. The teachers should have all the kids do reports on their Daddy's and Grandaddy's favorite TV dinners of the past.

    Then, in Science time, they can take a few of them that some PTO pack-rat/prepper parent has kept in the chest freezer for some decades, and see how they've held up over the years ... probably a whole damn lot better than that "judging a man by his character bit", I can tell you right now.

    (See, now that's a blog post! It's a blog about nothing!)
  70. @Jack D
    It reflects history only indirectly, in the sense that it is a mirror of black fantasy life in the face of what they obviously understand on some level to be their inadequacies in real life. You fantasize about what you lack and would like to be, not what you are already. Just as in the case of individuals, what people obsess about in their imagination is very revealing. 4 year olds imagine themselves as terrifying dinosaurs whom all fear but pre-pubescent girls imagine that they are riding gentle yet powerful ponies who love them.


    Maybe Chinese historians of the future will show the film in that light when they try to explain how America went off track, in the way that we watch the Jud Süß today not as a documentary depiction of court life in 18th century Württemberg or the 1915 Birth of a Nation as a documentary history of the KKK but rather as a mirror into the secret fears and obsessions of its makers.

    it is a mirror of black fantasy life

    No animals were harmed blacks were involved in the creation of this comic.

    Black Panther (comics)
    Publisher Marvel Comics
    Created by Stan Lee
    Jack Kirby

    Stan Lee
    Stanley Martin Lieber was born on December 28, 1922, in Manhattan, New York City, in the apartment of his Romanian-born Jewish immigrant parents

    Jack Kirby
    Jack Kirby was born Jacob Kurtzberg … in New York City… His parents… were Austrian Jewish immigrants

    Marvel Comics
    Founder Martin Goodman

    Martin Goodman (publisher)
    His parents were Jewish immigrants who had met in the United States after separately moving from their native Vilna, Russian Empire. The family lived at different homes in the New York City

    • Replies: @Jack D
    Joos were involved in the comic book business? Say it ain't so Joe. Next thing, you'll tell me that they made the Andy Hardy movies too.

    The original internal concept name for Black Panther inside Marvel was "Coal Tiger". Actually, between me and you, Stan called him "the schvartze with the cat outfit" - "Jack, so then the schvartze with the cat outfit punches the big shvartze with the spear...", but don't tell anyone.
  71. @AnotherDad

    We obviously need more immigration.
     
    To his polemical credit he Leonhardt didn't say that. I think Leonhardt is smart enough that he realized mentioning "immigration" at all in a story that presents graphs which basically show that capital (retired people's incomes) has wiped the floor with labor (everyone else, but progressively the youngest cohorts) would be too much. So it's the usual Democrat polemic on taxes and spending.

    What we--the nation--obviously needs is a President--and every other sort of politician--who can talk seriously about the disaster of immigration not just in terms of "illegals", "the border", "crime", "drugs", but jobs, wages, income inequality, housing prices, schools, affordable family formation, national cohesion, traffic, open space ... declining quality of life for us and for our posterity.

    Yes, immigration actually is making everything worse. We need politicians--one would be nice--who can speak intelligently about it.

    He said we needed economic dynamism, which is a codeword/dogwhistle for more labour market competition i.e. immigration.

    “A common explanation for stagnating median wages is that the dynamism of the economy has pushed down the wages of a lot of workers by exposing them to more competition and driving down worker rents. Less dynamism is the solution implied here. Reduce competition, especially labor market competition, and increase job protection. We’ve experimented with unfettered dynamism and it has failed us, so the story goes.”

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/modeledbehavior/2013/06/07/economic-dynamism-is-still-needed/

  72. Black Panther stamping on a human face forever.

  73. Yet another opportunity for me to miss this movie. I’ll wait until it’s streaming so I can skim it.

  74. @Dr. X
    How about free screenings of Death Wish and Dirty Harry for White History Month?

    Zulu or 300.

    • Replies: @syonredux
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQrE8vOM0ss
  75. Theaters are giving free movie showings of a black-oriented flick? Free events + Wakandans = drama. (to say the least)

    You might as well just turn the sound off, the Wakandans are going to be in there blasting music, inventing new coordinated dances and having rap battles and cookouts inside the theater itself.

    And there will be plenty of stuff “going down”…

  76. @Anonym
    Have you been following the hilarious "Learn to code" phenomenon regarding the recent Buzzfeed/Yahoo journalist layoffs?

    A leftist perspective:
    https://www.theringer.com/platform/amp/tech/2019/1/29/18201695/learn-to-code-twitter-abuse-buzzfeed-journalists

    Rightist
    https://www.redstate.com/streiff/2019/01/27/no-work-lefty-journalists-learn-code-not-secret-alt-right-phrase/amp/

    https://twitter.com/SixStringTweets/status/1088851874109898758

    I have, and I’ve been relishing every second of it. I lived in Austin for two years—one of which I worked in tech—and have really just had way more exposure to those sorts of people (not just canned-response clickbait journalists, but the sort of rudderless, cookie-cutter nerds who take Vox seriously) than anyone should have to endure over the course of several lifetimes. Thank god I got a better job (in a field that isn’t able to collapse in on itself any day now) in another state; I may have lost my goddamn mind.

  77. @Tarrou
    While I wasn't much a fan of the film, I did see it and was surprised at how deep the hole went once you started thinking about it. The film basically endorses "benevolent" colonialism on a neoliberal model at the end. The whole structure of the film is based on "What if Jared Diamond was right, and culture means nothing, magic rocks explain everything?". Wakanda, by dint of its magic space stones, develops massive technology, but retains a culture from prehistory. The titular King, isn't really even that, in the way we think of kings. He's a chieftain who heads a confederation of chieftains, and cannot even compel the service of subsidiary military forces. And the kingship is held purely by physical force alone. No political development past the Bronze age.

    What's the point? That with free energy and post-scarcity, what people really want to do is wear bones in their nose and beat each other up for status?

    Also worth noting that while at the end they decide to improve the lives of the backwards denizens of the US, they don't bother with the Congo. I get the implied slam on white americans, but it's pretty strange when you think about it.

    “Thinking about it” is presumably not something they’re expecting from much of the audience.

    • LOL: AndrewR
  78. @MEH 0910
    In Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther's kid sister Shuri is smarter and even more sciencey than stale pale male Dr. Bruce Banner.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uY49bfLTCV0

    Not content with the over the top virtue signalling that is killing their brand, Marvel said “why not?” and stated that Shuri is the biggest fucking brain on earth.

  79. @Dtbb
    It is nothing but a dumb comic book movie. It does approve of border walls though.

    It is nothing but a dumb comic book movie. It does approve of border walls though.

    While that viewpoint is advocated in the movie, the final scene and after-credits scene undercut this and push for globalism by showing the Black Panther ending Wakanda’s isolationism.

    Hopefully the Black Panther will come to his senses in the next movie as a bunch of Chinese move in and start doing the jobs native Wakandans can’t be bothered to do.

  80. Vegas now taking bets….what are the odds this is an elaborate hate hoax?

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6645049/Empire-star-Jussie-Smollett-hospitalized-Chicago-premeditated-homophobic-attack.html

    Bleach, a noose and a cliche letter threat with magazine cut out words?

  81. @MEH 0910
    https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/africa-addio-1967

    I haven’t seen “Africa, Addio” but I have read the book. Not exactly but close.

    Last year I read ” The Fate of Africa” by Martin Meredith. It is a comprehensive 750 page history of African independence movement. It covers the end of colonialism in every part of Africa. It is a hard read. The history of African independence is pretty ugly. Lots of torture, murder and cannibalism. Every black nation is like every other. There are no bright spots. The typical African leader is a monster. It’s hard to keep the atrocities separate.

    Bokassa and Amin were both convicted in court of eating their political rivals. Those were proven, other African leaders were only suspected of the practice . The reality of African governance entales a degree of horror that that surpasses the imagination of nice Westerners.

  82. @Spaulding Smails
    ‘Africa Addio’ would be a better fit for black history month imho.

    You can watch the whole thing free on YouTube. It has some slow points I fast forwarded, but worth it.

    • Replies: @Spaulding Smails
    Oh my god, you’re not kidding. Multiple uploads of the full (2+ hour thing). Wonder how long before they take all of them down...
  83. Netanyahu’s “center-left” rival is the top general from the Gaza war, first campaign ad shows urban bomb craters and annouces 1000+ terrorist casualties.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/29/israel-netanyahu-chief-rival-benny-gantz-launches-election-campaign

  84. @Autochthon
    I for one will no longer stand by as National Frozen Food Month (March) is once again overshadowed by Black History Month (February). Let's commit, as a nation, to preparing for the monumental celebrations to mark that great event when it arrives in a few short weeks.

    Hungry-Man® Frozen Dinners.

    Hot Pockets.

    Ice cream, sorbet, and sherbet.

    Jimmy Dean® Brand Sausage Biscuit Sandwiches.

    And of course, the pioneers of yesteryear, without whom we would not be what we are today:

    MicroMagic Fries, Burgers, and Shakes.

    When pizza's on a bagel, you can eat pizza any time! – It's who we are.

    “MicroMagic Fries”

    They still make something close.

    I don’t see these around much anymore. The quality is excellent however.

  85. Anonymous[128] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous Jew
    National cohesion can't be stressed enough. Otherwise you leave the door open for the (valid) argument that importing a smaller amount of high-skilled/high-IQ S. and E. Asian immigrants provides many utilitarian benefits. It does, but it also creates costs that are harder to measure (eg social capital). We're human and that's why the homogeneous nation state works better. For example, if Ireland had taken in a large amount of 120+ IQ S. and E. Asians it may have actually been better off on paper. But which Ireland would you rather live in? (FWIW, I ascribe to Derbyshire's "salt in the stew" analogy - a tiny bit of diversity is desirable, but too much ruins it. A 97% White country with a sprinkling of S. and E. Asian high achievers would be just about perfect, 100% White a little less desirable, and once you drop below 80% majority all hell breaks loose).

    The cult of globalism reminds me of communism. Communism failed because it assumed people are self interested; globalism assumes people are not tribal. Both are theories of the blank-slate left for obvious reasons. Per my favorite quote: "Wonderful theory, wrong species."

    Otherwise you leave the door open for the (valid) argument that importing a smaller amount of high-skilled/high-IQ S. and E. Asian immigrants provides many utilitarian benefits. It does, but it also creates costs that are harder to measure (eg social capital).

    It does? Every East Asian and subcontinental immigrant investment banker, lawyer, doctor, nurse, and IT professional is taking a job that would otherwise go to an American native. That deprives Americans of the better jobs in their own country, pushing them down the job and socioeconomic ladder, if they are fortunate to find a job at all.

    For American men, who must depend on high status and high income jobs to attract a female mate and be able to support a family, the impact is especially devastating, as the immigrants become relatively more appealing to American women. This kind of immigration is a miscegenation tool.

    • Replies: @Alden
    Totally agree. And as my very successful multiple malpractice suits proved, Asian Drs, especially woman Asians drs ain’t all they’re cracked up to be.

    When drs don’t fillow their own practice manuals, their insurance companies have no choice but to settle as fast as possible. And when the malpractice is so blatant, the insurance premiums rise a lot higher than if the Dr made a reasonable effort to follow the manual and standard accepted practice. And they are kicked out of hospital privileges as well.

    I’d rather just burn them at the stake slowly but I got some revenge

    You are right that every single foreigner means another American loses a job.
  86. @John Burns, Gettysburg Partisan
    Has Ebert gotten more "normie" over the years?

    Just think, at one time, he actually reviewed honest films about the government assault at Waco

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rsaif8wn15E

    He’s gotten pretty dead over the past five…

    But he went off on Africa Addio when it came out, so easily 50+ years ago. So in a word, no.

  87. @Lot
    You can watch the whole thing free on YouTube. It has some slow points I fast forwarded, but worth it.

    Oh my god, you’re not kidding. Multiple uploads of the full (2+ hour thing). Wonder how long before they take all of them down…

    • Replies: @Lot
    Saved by obscurity and lack of an angry copyright holder.

    There are a fair number of TV shows I have watched multiple episodes of on YouTube. Lou Grant, Mr. Belvedere, Cybill, Roseanne. Some of these a few years ago, some recently. Archive.org also has plenty of TV shows, including a low resolution school film projector version of Roots.

    It is nice to escape to the older, better America for 22 minutes sometimes.
  88. Anon[276] • Disclaimer says:

    As people move into Virtual Reality space like in Matrix, blacks can really have their Wakanda.

    way to a man’s heart is through his stomach

    Even though one could argue that the Way to the First World’s Wealth is through its Women’s Wombs. The Simon Mol way. As white women(and even Japanese women) got jungle fever, black guys just have to move to rich nations, conquer wombs, and produce sports stars who become worshiped as national heroes. Then, as blackness will be worshiped, it will be difficult for rich nations to say NO to more black immigration. After all, blacks have won sports trophies and brought glory to those nations. The Dong-Strong Strategy may allow blacks to take over the First World. Blacks don’t need to build Wakanda. Just take it from cucky folks of the First World.

  89. @Stephen Paul Foster
    How about free showings of the "Pink Panther"? -- better movie from a better time with better actors.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wS_6ok9u2c

    The surprising thing for me was just how dull and flat the movie “Black Panther” was. There is all this turmoil around this middle brow Marvel super hero movie. But there’s not much to it. I guess it’s one of those “Black Things” that whites can’t appreciate.

    Super hero movies are all fairly similar. The hero almost always engages in fisticuffs. In the real world soldiers don’t punch out the enemy. They shoot them. Super heroes however almost never carry a firearm. They punch the bad guy right in the nose.

    They also have strange powers that others don’t. My little dog has a sense of smell that no person can match. Maybe I should learn how to draw comic books and create a “Super Nose Dog” series. Naw! Too reality based. Dogs really do have super noses.

    If you’re going to enjoy super hero based movies you’re going to have to work on your” willing suspension of disbelief” thingee.

    The problem with “Black Panther” isn’t that its preposterous – all comic book heroes are preposterous. That’s the art form. The problem is that it is so leaden and plodding. It might have been saved if had had a different eponymous star. The guy in the movie looks like some black male fashion model. What’s worse he’s polite and circumspect. How black is that?

    No. The Panther should be impulsive, violent and out of control. In short – Wesley Snipes.

    • LOL: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @Jack D
    The truly great superhero characters have some human flaws or weakness that makes them empathetic and 3 dimensional - they are not just pure bundles of superpowers untroubled by anything except bad guys. But you couldn't possibly portray a black hero as having any flaws so T'Challa is this cardboard cutout figure that is completely uninteresting.
    , @International Jew

    Maybe I should learn how to draw comic books and create a “Super Nose Dog” series. Naw! Too reality based. Dogs really do have super noses.
     
    If your superhero dog would be using his super nose to solve crimes, that would be about on the realism level of "Black Panther"; in the real world, dogs use their olfactory superpower to figure out who peed where.
    , @Anonym
    A lot of the great black actors around are too old for the role of young Big Man. Samuel L, Ving Rhames, Denzel, Keith David (my favorite), Danny Glover. I am not sure if any really fit the role. It seems like Hollywood picks actors that fit stereotypes of their own which is not a good fit to the Big Man. I would think that a good actor for that role would have to be the kind of one trick pony only suitable for the one starring role.
    , @Precious
    Super hero movies are all fairly similar. The hero almost always engages in fisticuffs. In the real world soldiers don’t punch out the enemy. They shoot them. Super heroes however almost never carry a firearm.

    One of the better lines from Avengers 2 is by Hawkeye:

    The city is flying, we’re fighting an army of robots and I have a bow and arrow. None of this makes sense.
  90. @Alfa158
    Black people believe with complete sincerity that Wakanda is what Africa would look like today if Whites had not oppressed Africans and stolen their knowledge, therefore it is history that should have been.

    Black people believe with complete sincerity that Wakanda is what Africa would look like today if Whites had not oppressed Africans and stolen their knowledge, therefore it is history that should have been.

    Well, there are Wakanda whoopers, and Wakanda whoppers.

  91. This is really the soft bigotry of low expectations. Stuff like this actually makes me feel a little sorry for Black people.

    Black Panther would have been an OK movie if you removed the Oakland/inner-city political angle and added some standard Marvel humor. (Comic book movies are inherently ridiculous, which is why humor makes the Avengers, Spider-Man Homecoming et al watchable. Otherwise you’re just watching a bunch of people running around in tights with magical powers).

    I see no problem with making a fictional Wakanda where Blacks are smart, successful and good looking. That’s the whole point of fantasy movies. Imagine if Star Trek was all White (and better looking). We wouldn’t cite it as an example of what Whites could be if only it weren’t for those pesky Sun People jumping our borders and destroying our inner cities. No, we’d just enjoy a movie depicting a fictional group of super smart and really good-looking White people fighting aliens and jumping to hyperspace. Nothing wrong with that, and nothing wrong with packaging the same product for Blacks or any other race. But, of course, the SJWs couldn’t just leave it at that, so instead we get Black Panther (Picard facepalm).

    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous

    enjoy a movie depicting a fictional group of super smart and really good-looking White people fighting aliens
     
    Maybe not super smart, but White Trek accidentally describes every sci-fi movie before Star Trek, plus Starship Troopers and maybe some others.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3pxKOzeZIA

    The problem with self-conscious White Trek can be seen in the movie Iron Sky. That could have been a much, much better movie if it had not been so PC and so campy. Imagine a mash-up of Bladerunner and the first Star Trek movie (V-ger) with the nazi moon base idea. It would have been a fun movie, but no way to make it non-campy without promoting crimethink.
  92. @Dr. X
    How about free screenings of Death Wish and Dirty Harry for White History Month?

    Or A Man Called Horse and The Naked Prey.

    The Coen brothers got their start with Super 8 “remakes” in their chilly St Louis Park backyard. One of them was The Naked Prey. The poor boy in the lead role!

    They laugh about this today.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Reg, Saw "The Naked Prey" at the drive-in, suspended all amorous activity for that thriller.
  93. @Spaulding Smails
    Well duh. In Wakanda they teach all the young grrrrls/womyn to code. Get with it, Amerikkka!

    And don’t have an H1-B program!

  94. @Autochthon
    I for one will no longer stand by as National Frozen Food Month (March) is once again overshadowed by Black History Month (February). Let's commit, as a nation, to preparing for the monumental celebrations to mark that great event when it arrives in a few short weeks.

    Hungry-Man® Frozen Dinners.

    Hot Pockets.

    Ice cream, sorbet, and sherbet.

    Jimmy Dean® Brand Sausage Biscuit Sandwiches.

    And of course, the pioneers of yesteryear, without whom we would not be what we are today:

    MicroMagic Fries, Burgers, and Shakes.

    When pizza's on a bagel, you can eat pizza any time! – It's who we are.

    I for one will no longer stand by as National Frozen Food Month (March)

    Serendipity– just in time, I came across a recent biography of Clarence Birdseye in a Little Free Library.

    NB: I just learned from a passing semi that Jimmy Dean’s is now a Tyson product. Ouch.

    I grew up on Jimmy Dean and Rowlf:

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    And, yes, the first Tyson in the business was a big, bad John. But not quite as heroic as Jimmy's.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnnHprUGKF0
  95. Anonymous [AKA "Martin_Gale"] says:

    Always on topic:
    http://m.tmz.com/#!2019/01/29/empire-star-jussie-smollett-attacked-hospitalized-homophobic-hate-crime/

    ….tell TMZ, the actor arrived in Chicago from New York late Monday, and at around 2 AM he was hungry and went to a Subway. We’re told when he walked out, someone yelled, “Aren’t you that f***ot ‘Empire’ n*****?”

    The 2 men — both white and wearing ski masks — viciously attacked Jussie as he fought back, but they beat him badly and fractured a rib. They put a rope around his neck, poured bleach on him and as they left they yelled, “This is MAGA country.”

    This probably isn’t exactly how it went down.

    • LOL: midtown
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Hate Hoaxes are the new Leaked Sex Tape.
    , @Jasper Been
    Oh come on now!! You’re telling me Chicago isn’t MAGA country!?
    , @Barnard
    From TMZ:

    We're told cops recently visited a Target Department Store close to where the incident happened and obtained surveillance footage. Our source says the video shows one person -- presumably Jussie -- walking down the street. Officers also visited a nearby apartment building to ask for video.
     
    The Target is on the corner of the next block from the Subway Smollett left at 2 AM. You can see the security cameras near the entrance on Google Street View. There is a PNC branch next to the Subway also, he obviously didn't think through this hoax. The fake hate mail is a unique feature to this story and makes you wonder what his goal is in doing this.
  96. @John Burns, Gettysburg Partisan
    Has Ebert gotten more "normie" over the years?

    Just think, at one time, he actually reviewed honest films about the government assault at Waco

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rsaif8wn15E

    Has Ebert gotten more “normie” over the years?

    Roger Ebert died almost six years ago.

  97. @AnotherDad

    Following “Black Panther’s” recent Oscar nomination for best picture and a big night at Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, the Marvel film is returning to select AMC theaters for free screenings for a limited time.
     
    Presumably the key word there is "select".

    I don't go out to the movies at all. (I don't have a burning need to see Hollyweird's crap right away--usually at all. And don't really know why anyone, beyond kids on a date looking to be away from their homes, bothers at all.) But if I did, i'd make sure not to be around those free screenings.

    You and your cheap cracker ass might as well be dead to Hollywood and to most of corporate America. They would much rather that you be replaced by folks with a greater willingness to spend their disposable income on the finer things in life (such as tickets to Disney movies and Disney merchandise) instead of hoarding it “for your retirement” and to accept what is on offer as long as it hits a few simple hot buttons instead of constantly comparing their product to some mythical Golden Age that ended long before their current customers were even born. Even if you make 10 times what a ghetto teen makes, they ain’t seeing ANY of your money so they like him 10x better.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
    • LOL: AnotherDad
  98. @Reg Cæsar

    I for one will no longer stand by as National Frozen Food Month (March)
     
    Serendipity-- just in time, I came across a recent biography of Clarence Birdseye in a Little Free Library.

    NB: I just learned from a passing semi that Jimmy Dean's is now a Tyson product. Ouch.

    I grew up on Jimmy Dean and Rowlf:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pbKHDpOmYU

    And, yes, the first Tyson in the business was a big, bad John. But not quite as heroic as Jimmy’s.

    • Replies: @the one they call Desanex
    Sheb Wooley (under the name Ben Colder) used to do parody versions of big country hits. “Big Sweet John” was one of his best. “A smashing blow from his mighty purse/Put a California feller in the back of a hearse.”
    , @reactionry
    Rebel Without A Seat Belt?
    (yeah, wasn't a thing back in '55)

    Frozen Jimmy Dean Pure Pork Sausage sounds much better than a "sausage fest" or morgue-chilled James Dean Roadkill.

    Heard this homophobic sonic blast from the past on Minnesota's KQRS many years ago:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOx0iGkHGow

    Also see posthumous collaboration of Vladimir Nabokov and Jane Austen in producing an urban legend-ish
    - Invitation To A Beheading: Jayne Mansfield Park & Ride

    See also the food-fight and fury over Tyson Fury vs The Great Non-White Hope aka The Slaughter House Wage-Lowering Immigrant

    paul walker comments not necessary

  99. ‘Black History Month’ should be changed to ‘Black Content Month’. That way they can celebrate their music and films, and have their Wakanda festivals (which no doubt will end in some shooting or the other).

    If they really drew attention to black history, then virtually all of their current gripes would seem pretty hollow.

  100. From P.J. O’Rourke’s Foreigners Around the World:

    “Africans – Racial Characteristics: Probably not people at all. Probably some kind of monkey. They eat each other and worship bundles of sticks and mud. You can never remember the names of their countries, which have a new Main N–er every half hour and too many snakes and bugs anyway. They eat those, too. They put bones in their noses and wear plants for clothes.”

    Emphasis mine. From today’s news:

    https://www.foxnews.com/world/ten-children-in-tanzania-kidnapped-and-killed-for-their-body-parts-authorities-say

    Wakanda right around the corner…

  101. Amy Harmon with the ultimate appeal to authority – an evolutionary biologist with dark skin.

    “Might the black scientist occupy a special place in modern conversations about scientific racism?” he asks. He sure does – as the go-to quote guy? But what about scientific fact?

    “History, contexts, and environments turn the knobs on how genes are built” – hmm. Environment maybe – but history?

    • Replies: @Arclight
    Well, history insofar as who conquered who and what types of men had the best mating opportunities as a result.
  102. @AnotherDad

    Following “Black Panther’s” recent Oscar nomination for best picture and a big night at Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, the Marvel film is returning to select AMC theaters for free screenings for a limited time.
     
    Presumably the key word there is "select".

    I don't go out to the movies at all. (I don't have a burning need to see Hollyweird's crap right away--usually at all. And don't really know why anyone, beyond kids on a date looking to be away from their homes, bothers at all.) But if I did, i'd make sure not to be around those free screenings.

    I don’t go out to the movies at all. (I don’t have a burning need to see Hollyweird’s crap right away–usually at all.

    There are only two Blockbuster franchises extant today. Though its Huizenga sister, Waste Management, is doing just fine.

    Jerry Clower compared the nine channels in his NYC hotel room with the 200 on the satellite dish at his Yazoo City homestead. “And they call me a hick!”

    A little further on, he exposes himself as a hereditarian. “Y’ain’t gonna ‘catch’ much ‘cept what your mama and daddy put in ya when ya was born!”

  103. Free admission to a movie aimed at Africans in America makes participating theaters co-conspirators to murder.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Je Suis, Add free admission for black Americans to any black themed movie. After Free Public Education it is number two on my list of reparations.
  104. @Pat Boyle
    The surprising thing for me was just how dull and flat the movie "Black Panther" was. There is all this turmoil around this middle brow Marvel super hero movie. But there's not much to it. I guess it's one of those "Black Things" that whites can't appreciate.

    Super hero movies are all fairly similar. The hero almost always engages in fisticuffs. In the real world soldiers don't punch out the enemy. They shoot them. Super heroes however almost never carry a firearm. They punch the bad guy right in the nose.

    They also have strange powers that others don't. My little dog has a sense of smell that no person can match. Maybe I should learn how to draw comic books and create a "Super Nose Dog" series. Naw! Too reality based. Dogs really do have super noses.

    If you're going to enjoy super hero based movies you're going to have to work on your" willing suspension of disbelief" thingee.

    The problem with "Black Panther" isn't that its preposterous - all comic book heroes are preposterous. That's the art form. The problem is that it is so leaden and plodding. It might have been saved if had had a different eponymous star. The guy in the movie looks like some black male fashion model. What's worse he's polite and circumspect. How black is that?

    No. The Panther should be impulsive, violent and out of control. In short - Wesley Snipes.

    The truly great superhero characters have some human flaws or weakness that makes them empathetic and 3 dimensional – they are not just pure bundles of superpowers untroubled by anything except bad guys. But you couldn’t possibly portray a black hero as having any flaws so T’Challa is this cardboard cutout figure that is completely uninteresting.

    • Agree: Precious
    • Replies: @MikeatMikedotMike
    This is the "Mary Sue" character. Rey from the newest gaggle of Star Wars movies is a great example of this.
  105. @MEH 0910
    An African retrovirus got Freddy Mercury in the end.

    “An African retrovirus got Freddy Mercury in the end.”

    I see what you did there.

    In truth, other men’s DNA and feces got into Freddy’s bloodstream via his nether regions and overwhelmed his immune system. AIDS/HIV is a myth.

    When sodomites hid their deathstyle for fear of imprisonment and capital punishment, they restrained their behaviors, which benefitted their health.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    AIDS/HIV is a myth.

    What are you even talking about?
    , @Jack D

    AIDS/HIV is a myth.
     
    Thank you Dr. Omar. - the scales of medical science have been lifted from my eyes. What kind of tinfoil do you recommend for a hat lining to block the Zionist mind control rays? I think Reynolds Wrap is a little thin but the heavy duty stuff is OK if you use several layers.
    , @jon

    AIDS/HIV is a myth.
     
    I also feel more like the level headed guy in the room after my morning reads on iSteve. Thanks for that.
    , @Fun
    HIV is not sepsis, buddy.
  106. @Reg Cæsar
    And, yes, the first Tyson in the business was a big, bad John. But not quite as heroic as Jimmy's.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnnHprUGKF0

    Sheb Wooley (under the name Ben Colder) used to do parody versions of big country hits. “Big Sweet John” was one of his best. “A smashing blow from his mighty purse/Put a California feller in the back of a hearse.”

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    The Country Gentlemen beat Sheb to the punch. This was before Messrs Willis, Springsteen, Hornsby, Cleese, Idle, Chapman, Palin, etc, rescued the name Bruce from stereotype.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xr4Cw_xP5M0
    , @Rosamond Vincy
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CD8EtvWW8nw
  107. “Black Panther is groundbreaking for many reasons, including the rich diversity of voices behind its success,” Disney CEO Bob Iger said in a statement. “The story also showcases the power of knowledge to change the world for the better, and the importance of ensuring everyone has access to it.”

    Access to Knowledge. I think we have found the latest plank in the Democratic Party platform.

    Evil Whitey greedily hordes knowledge (he keeps it in a deep underground vault somewhere) and denies it to POCs.

    • Replies: @Forbes
    Iger has been tokin' on the weed a bit too much, me thinks...
  108. @res

    Apparent endorsement of the African Big Man theory of government.
     
    That really caught my attention when I watched the movie. I thought it was illuminating. I wonder how a real life Wakanda would fare after a few generations of that.

    You have no shortage of real-world examples from which to extrapolate.

    • Replies: @res
    Well, it was mostly a rhetorical question. But in any case I don't think any real world examples started close to Wakanda level. The best real examples I can think of (any more suggestions?) are South Africa and Detroit.
  109. @Anonym
    Have you been following the hilarious "Learn to code" phenomenon regarding the recent Buzzfeed/Yahoo journalist layoffs?

    A leftist perspective:
    https://www.theringer.com/platform/amp/tech/2019/1/29/18201695/learn-to-code-twitter-abuse-buzzfeed-journalists

    Rightist
    https://www.redstate.com/streiff/2019/01/27/no-work-lefty-journalists-learn-code-not-secret-alt-right-phrase/amp/

    https://twitter.com/SixStringTweets/status/1088851874109898758

    I am so frustrated that there is no comments section for that ringer.com article. Molly McHugh would benefit from learning to code.

  110. @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    "An African retrovirus got Freddy Mercury in the end."

    I see what you did there.

    In truth, other men's DNA and feces got into Freddy's bloodstream via his nether regions and overwhelmed his immune system. AIDS/HIV is a myth.

    When sodomites hid their deathstyle for fear of imprisonment and capital punishment, they restrained their behaviors, which benefitted their health.

    AIDS/HIV is a myth.

    What are you even talking about?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    AIDS/HIV is a myth.

    What are you even talking about?

     

    Regardless of the veracity of Omar's science, he's right. AIDS/HIV is indeed a myth, a founding myth.

    Kind of like Gallipoli and Pearl Harbor. Which were both real, and mythic.
  111. @Spaulding Smails
    ‘Africa Addio’ would be a better fit for black history month imho.

    Africa Addio

    Has a movie been made of “Adios America” yet?

    Oh, that’s right, silly me. We’re living it.

  112. A likely fake hate crime just in time for Black History Month.

    https://www.tmz.com/2019/01/29/empire-star-jussie-smollett-attacked-hospitalized-homophobic-hate-crime/

    Just Say No to Fake Hate.

  113. A likely fake hate crime just in time for Black History Month.

    https://www.tmz.com/2019/01/29/empire-star-jussie-smollett-attacked-hospitalized-homophobic-hate-crime/

    Just Say No to Fake Hate.

    Anyone have data on Empire Ratings?

  114. @prosa123
    It is not surprising that Lesotho has a ski hill as it has the highest lowest elevation of any country in the world.

    That’s an amazing fact if true. I would have guessed Bhutan or Nepal or Lichtenstein or Andorra.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon

    That’s an amazing fact if true. I would have guessed Bhutan or Nepal or Lichtenstein or Andorra.
     
    According to Wikipedia (which I have no reason to doubt on this point), the lowest point in Nepal is 59m in elevation.

    I agree - remarkable. I too would have guessed any of the countries you mentioned to hold that distinction, not Lesotho.
  115. Free viewings. Sounds like a recipe for a riot.

  116. @HerewardMW
    They were the Tolkein whites.

    Nice.

  117. Anonymous[356] • Disclaimer says:

    Steve, this is no time to joke about Wakanda.

    A black, gay actor was beaten in Chicago at 2:00 a.m. by white racists in ski masks. They recognized him from his role on the show Empire. They called him a [email protected] and a nlgger, beat him, poured bleach on him, and told him, “this is MAGA country!” This is all very true.

    If (on the very slim chance) this turns out to be a hoax, it should be properly documented.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5c507c46e4b0f43e410b4a27/amp

    • Replies: @HenryA
    What white person watches Empire?
    , @Alfa158
    It must be true. Chicago is a hotbed of pro-Trumpers and crackers. Trump carried 90% of the vote in Chicago. Or maybe it was 9%. Well anyway, it had a 9 somewhere in the number.
    , @midtown
    What's amazing is that millions of leftists will take this guy's story seriously.
  118. @AnotherDad

    Following “Black Panther’s” recent Oscar nomination for best picture and a big night at Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, the Marvel film is returning to select AMC theaters for free screenings for a limited time.
     
    Presumably the key word there is "select".

    I don't go out to the movies at all. (I don't have a burning need to see Hollyweird's crap right away--usually at all. And don't really know why anyone, beyond kids on a date looking to be away from their homes, bothers at all.) But if I did, i'd make sure not to be around those free screenings.

    Presumably the key word there is “select”.

    Probably the same “select” theaters that have police cars stationed in the parking lot on Friday and Saturday nights.

  119. @Calvin Hobbes

    An African retrovirus got Freddy Mercury in the end.
     
    And vice versa.

    I was thinking about that. I’m not sure we know how it really started. In Africa, the main line of transmission seems to be straight people, but it is still tempting to think it started with gays.

    Now, if it started with urbanized gays, then here’s a really odd thought: they were shaping the genes of average Africans. Maybe, making them smarter or more monogamous. Maybe, removing rapists. Maybe, even causing a natural demographic transition. Because of gays. And we may have stopped that by sending lots of aid and antiretrovirals. Again, because of gays.

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    https://www.unz.com/isteve/africa-aids-and-multiple-concurrent/

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/african-female-sexual-freedom-spreads/

    The Washington Post catches on to something I’ve been writing about for three years: AIDS is so bad in Africa in part because it has a different sexual structure than much of the rest of the world. One of Africa’s big AIDS causes is not Castro Street-style promiscuity, but multiple concurrent partners.
     
    https://www.unz.com/isteve/what-causes-high-rates-of-aids-in/
  120. @Pat Boyle
    The surprising thing for me was just how dull and flat the movie "Black Panther" was. There is all this turmoil around this middle brow Marvel super hero movie. But there's not much to it. I guess it's one of those "Black Things" that whites can't appreciate.

    Super hero movies are all fairly similar. The hero almost always engages in fisticuffs. In the real world soldiers don't punch out the enemy. They shoot them. Super heroes however almost never carry a firearm. They punch the bad guy right in the nose.

    They also have strange powers that others don't. My little dog has a sense of smell that no person can match. Maybe I should learn how to draw comic books and create a "Super Nose Dog" series. Naw! Too reality based. Dogs really do have super noses.

    If you're going to enjoy super hero based movies you're going to have to work on your" willing suspension of disbelief" thingee.

    The problem with "Black Panther" isn't that its preposterous - all comic book heroes are preposterous. That's the art form. The problem is that it is so leaden and plodding. It might have been saved if had had a different eponymous star. The guy in the movie looks like some black male fashion model. What's worse he's polite and circumspect. How black is that?

    No. The Panther should be impulsive, violent and out of control. In short - Wesley Snipes.

    Maybe I should learn how to draw comic books and create a “Super Nose Dog” series. Naw! Too reality based. Dogs really do have super noses.

    If your superhero dog would be using his super nose to solve crimes, that would be about on the realism level of “Black Panther”; in the real world, dogs use their olfactory superpower to figure out who peed where.

    • LOL: donut
    • Replies: @Forbes

    If your superhero dog would be using his super nose to solve crimes, that would be about on the realism level of “Black Panther”; in the real world, dogs use their olfactory superpower to figure out who peed where.
     
    Sounds like a culturally appropriate analogy question on the SAT-verbal.

    If the superhero dog using his super nose to solve crimes is like "Black Panther," then the real world dog using his olfactory sense to figure who peed where is like ___________?
    , @donut
    They're checking their Pee-mail .
  121. @Pericles
    Kamala Harris: "We know that if we want to live in a world that looks more like Wakanda, the first step is you invest in some women and girls."

    Presumably so they can work the vibranium mines.

    Peri, Is she talking about “working girls?”

    • Replies: @anonymous
    Willie Brown invested in her, Mr. Joe, and they both seem satisfied.
    , @Pericles
    No doubt there could be a little bit of both.
  122. @Shouting Thomas
    Bad movie. Incoherent plot. Apparent endorsement of the African Big Man theory of government.

    So, just about right for Black History Month.

    Bad movie. Incoherent plot. Apparent endorsement of the African Big Man theory of government.

    So, just about right for Black History Month.

    On the bright side, it endorses nationalism (Wakanda First!) and strict immigration controls.

    Also, as noted, it endorses rule by a dictator, who is selected in a trial by combat This would probably be an improvement over the current method of making policy in the U.S.

  123. Anonymous [AKA "Noticier"] says:

    Haven’t seen it, but shouldn’t the “Black Panther” be a black man? Why did they cast a mulatto? At best, it seems like it undermines the premise of the character, and the movie as a whole. At worst, it provides an malicious negative racist commentary: Blacks aren’t of the highest value if they don’t have white admixture. Hardly the tent pole activity for celebrating black history.

    And speaking of which, why cant we have a Mulatto History Month? Why don’t whites and places seem to not want Mulattos to be recognized for their historic achievements?

    This confusion must end. I have a dream.

  124. @Lurker
    Zulu or 300.

    • Replies: @Holden McGroin III
    Oi! Don’t throw bloody spears at me!
  125. @Dr. X
    How about free screenings of Death Wish and Dirty Harry for White History Month?

    How about free screenings of Death Wish and Dirty Harry for White History Month?

    Nah, screen Zulu if you want to go full anti-PC, white colonial triumphalism. Zulu is the mid-20th Century anti-Django. Also, in fairness, “White History Month” is really March-January.

    • Replies: @Ancient Briton
    Agree. Can't get enough Zulu.
    Our lads were fantastic, but in fairness the other chaps put up a damned fine show!
  126. @Alfa158
    Black people believe with complete sincerity that Wakanda is what Africa would look like today if Whites had not oppressed Africans and stolen their knowledge, therefore it is history that should have been.

    Alfa, I know the colonists made off with a lot of things, but how do you “steal knowledge?” All their knowledge was “one of?”

    • Replies: @Alfa158
    Yes, that is the black nationalist idea of stealing knowledge. The Greeks stole all the knowledge that they are famous for from Egypt (which is in Africa, you’ll note). The Africans were then cruelly kept from benefiting from that knowledge. If you have a bicycle and someone steals it, then you don’t have the bicycle any more, right? It’s called magical thinking, something the West mostly gave up at the Enlightenment. In Africa to this day men are lynched as witch doctors during hysterias where other men believe the witch doctor stole their penises. The victims of penis theft actually look at their crotches and think it’s gone.
    , @anonymous
    That's what can happen when you don't back up your files.
    , @Hippopotamusdrome
    You never played Civ? Send your diplomat to the enemy city.
  127. @MEH 0910
    https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/africa-addio-1967

  128. @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    "An African retrovirus got Freddy Mercury in the end."

    I see what you did there.

    In truth, other men's DNA and feces got into Freddy's bloodstream via his nether regions and overwhelmed his immune system. AIDS/HIV is a myth.

    When sodomites hid their deathstyle for fear of imprisonment and capital punishment, they restrained their behaviors, which benefitted their health.

    AIDS/HIV is a myth.

    Thank you Dr. Omar. – the scales of medical science have been lifted from my eyes. What kind of tinfoil do you recommend for a hat lining to block the Zionist mind control rays? I think Reynolds Wrap is a little thin but the heavy duty stuff is OK if you use several layers.

    • Replies: @Jasper Been
    You dont seem sincere, but I would recommend “Inventing the AIDS Virus” by Peter Duesberg.
  129. @Reg Cæsar
    Or A Man Called Horse and The Naked Prey.

    The Coen brothers got their start with Super 8 "remakes" in their chilly St Louis Park backyard. One of them was The Naked Prey. The poor boy in the lead role!

    They laugh about this today.

    Reg, Saw “The Naked Prey” at the drive-in, suspended all amorous activity for that thriller.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad

    Reg, Saw “The Naked Prey” at the drive-in, suspended all amorous activity for that thriller.
     
    But what did your date think?
    , @reactionry
    Great film and come to think of it, a little like Mel Gibson's excellent Apocalypto - in its "give him a head start" plot device - which seems to be a genre or trope of its own.

    One or more Steve Sailer threads suggest that Mel (white, older, "right-wing") is at some risk of turning into something like this:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibson_Girl

    Worst case 2020 scenario - the election of "Apocalypto" Louis Farrakhan?
  130. OT

    https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2019/01/29/jussie-smollett-hospitalized-in-alleged-hate-crime-attack/

    Supposedly the attackers said “this is MAGA country”. I guess I can believe a 2am drunken dustup at the Subway but that statement just rings so false.

    • Replies: @Arclight
    There's more that's unbelievable about this. It's freezing out, they jumped a guy that they recognize from "Empire" (like white MAGA fans are also avid consumers of a show about blacks in entertainment) and also put a rope around his neck and poured some kind of chemical on him.

    I'm guessing that if he did get jumped it was by a couple of blacks who probably did call him a [email protected] that they saw on Empire, but that's too embarrassing and doesn't fit the narrative.
    , @mmack
    Were the perps seen speeding off in a red pickup? That’s a sure sign it’s a true story.
    , @Lot
    Taking bets...

    Completely made up
    Black gangbangers/drug deal gone bad
    Gay black lovers' tiff
    Down the memory hole without any further coverage


    https://www.foxnews.com/us/hate-crimes-and-hoaxes-10-campus-stories-debunked-in-2017

    http://www.fakehatecrimes.org/
    , @El Dato
    Maybe they said "This be LAVA country!"
    , @FPD72
    Conveniently, chlorine, the chemical used, would destroy DNA evidence, which could have been used to identify the race of the reported attackers.

    So we are to believe that two white Trump supporters just happen to be carrying chlorine and a rope with them when they recognize a black, gay actor who stars on a show they are unlikely to watch and know that he is gay, supposedly from watching some celebrity show on TV or reading about him in People Magazine or one of its competitors.

    Right, nothing suspicious about this hate event.

    Has Tawana Brawley started a hate hoax training school?

    , @M. Hartley
    The New York Times is on board with this one, claiming that the Chicago Police Department is the source of the details. I don't click on NYT stories so I only saw the headline and subhead in my news aggregator. But I presume way down in the story they admit that the perp/victim was the actual source, and they probably don't mention at all that his claims are completely uncorroborated.

    I expect this one will go hot-potato style, once it's served its purpose.

  131. @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    Free admission to a movie aimed at Africans in America makes participating theaters co-conspirators to murder.

    Je Suis, Add free admission for black Americans to any black themed movie. After Free Public Education it is number two on my list of reparations.

  132. Why is Black History Month the only one with a Leap Day?

    • LOL: Buffalo Joe
    • Replies: @Dtbb
    Has there been any articles written bitching that they got the shortest month?
  133. @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    "An African retrovirus got Freddy Mercury in the end."

    I see what you did there.

    In truth, other men's DNA and feces got into Freddy's bloodstream via his nether regions and overwhelmed his immune system. AIDS/HIV is a myth.

    When sodomites hid their deathstyle for fear of imprisonment and capital punishment, they restrained their behaviors, which benefitted their health.

    AIDS/HIV is a myth.

    I also feel more like the level headed guy in the room after my morning reads on iSteve. Thanks for that.

    • Replies: @Ozymandias
    "I also feel more like the level headed guy in the room after my morning reads on iSteve."

    Try reading the comments on one of UR's Pat Buchanan articles. You'll feel like the only sane person left on the planet.
  134. @M. Hartley
    That's an amazing fact if true. I would have guessed Bhutan or Nepal or Lichtenstein or Andorra.

    That’s an amazing fact if true. I would have guessed Bhutan or Nepal or Lichtenstein or Andorra.

    According to Wikipedia (which I have no reason to doubt on this point), the lowest point in Nepal is 59m in elevation.

    I agree – remarkable. I too would have guessed any of the countries you mentioned to hold that distinction, not Lesotho.

    • Replies: @M. Hartley
    Right. I knew Nepal had lowlands, but I didn't know they were as low as that. Turns out a couple of their rivers are Ganges tributaries. So is the Lesotho claim accurate? Well, Wikipedia says so. Its lowest elevation is nearly a mile high.
  135. Anonymous[786] • Disclaimer says:

    And who-whom approved for diz Hollliest of The All Days gibs ?

    Adam Aron is CEO of AMC.

    https://variety.com/2017/film/news/adam-aron-amc-cinemacon-exhibition-industry-120201673/

    According to Jewish Exponent,” He’s Got Game” in August of 2012, and, also according
    to Jewish Exponent ,”Sixers Jewish CEO Steps Down” in July of 2013;

    http://jewishexponent.com/2012/08/30/hes-got-game/
    http://jewishexponent.com/2013/07/09/beyond-the-buzzer-sixers-jewish-ceo-steps-down/

    Adam Aron on the subject of waisting your time, money, culture, and future on movies-schmovies:

    “When he talked about being the “face” of the team, Aron recalled last year that “my grandmother — who used to live on Rittenhouse Square — would watch me play outside and say, ‘Put down that ball and pick up a book!’ ”’

    Boycott.
    Ignore.
    Starve The Beast.

    http://jewishexponent.com/2013/07/09/beyond-the-buzzer-sixers-jewish-ceo-steps-down/

  136. @YetAnotherAnon
    Amy Harmon with the ultimate appeal to authority - an evolutionary biologist with dark skin.

    "Might the black scientist occupy a special place in modern conversations about scientific racism?" he asks. He sure does - as the go-to quote guy? But what about scientific fact?

    "History, contexts, and environments turn the knobs on how genes are built" - hmm. Environment maybe - but history?


    https://twitter.com/amy_harmon/status/1090297946548129792

    Well, history insofar as who conquered who and what types of men had the best mating opportunities as a result.

  137. @Autochthon
    I for one will no longer stand by as National Frozen Food Month (March) is once again overshadowed by Black History Month (February). Let's commit, as a nation, to preparing for the monumental celebrations to mark that great event when it arrives in a few short weeks.

    Hungry-Man® Frozen Dinners.

    Hot Pockets.

    Ice cream, sorbet, and sherbet.

    Jimmy Dean® Brand Sausage Biscuit Sandwiches.

    And of course, the pioneers of yesteryear, without whom we would not be what we are today:

    MicroMagic Fries, Burgers, and Shakes.

    When pizza's on a bagel, you can eat pizza any time! – It's who we are.

    Rats, I just used up my LOL/AGREE/DISAGREE click for a while, just 1 minute back.

    This one’s a big LOL.

    I hope to see posters of famous frozen food in the hallway’s of my kid’s elementary school this March. My favorite is Swanson’s TV Dinners. The teachers should have all the kids do reports on their Daddy’s and Grandaddy’s favorite TV dinners of the past.

    Then, in Science time, they can take a few of them that some PTO pack-rat/prepper parent has kept in the chest freezer for some decades, and see how they’ve held up over the years … probably a whole damn lot better than that “judging a man by his character bit”, I can tell you right now.

    (See, now that’s a blog post! It’s a blog about nothing!)

  138. @MichiganMom
    OT

    https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2019/01/29/jussie-smollett-hospitalized-in-alleged-hate-crime-attack/

    Supposedly the attackers said “this is MAGA country”. I guess I can believe a 2am drunken dustup at the Subway but that statement just rings so false.

    There’s more that’s unbelievable about this. It’s freezing out, they jumped a guy that they recognize from “Empire” (like white MAGA fans are also avid consumers of a show about blacks in entertainment) and also put a rope around his neck and poured some kind of chemical on him.

    I’m guessing that if he did get jumped it was by a couple of blacks who probably did call him a [email protected] that they saw on Empire, but that’s too embarrassing and doesn’t fit the narrative.

    • Replies: @JimB

    ...put a rope around his neck and poured some kind of chemical on him.
     
    I'm guessing Mexican window washers. Sounds like the kind of stuff they would keep in the boot of their hoopty.
  139. @Anonymous
    AIDS/HIV is a myth.

    What are you even talking about?

    AIDS/HIV is a myth.

    What are you even talking about?

    Regardless of the veracity of Omar’s science, he’s right. AIDS/HIV is indeed a myth, a founding myth.

    Kind of like Gallipoli and Pearl Harbor. Which were both real, and mythic.

    • Replies: @Precious
    Regardless of the veracity of Omar’s science, he’s right. AIDS/HIV is indeed a myth, a founding myth.

    I believe a better way to put it is that AIDS is a real condition that has multiple causes including methamphetamine use but none of those causes are due to a retrovirus commonly referred to as HIV, a retrovirus which may or may not have been properly isolated in a lab as other retroviruses have.

    And that sometimes people with other conditions are lumped in with AIDS despite not truly having the condition...such as hemophiliacs.
    , @El Dato
    the founding myth of what? more income for Big Pharma?

    It certainly did advance the science of virology.
  140. @Hypnotoad666

    How about free screenings of Death Wish and Dirty Harry for White History Month?
     
    Nah, screen Zulu if you want to go full anti-PC, white colonial triumphalism. Zulu is the mid-20th Century anti-Django. Also, in fairness, "White History Month" is really March-January.

    Agree. Can’t get enough Zulu.
    Our lads were fantastic, but in fairness the other chaps put up a damned fine show!

  141. @Pat Boyle
    The surprising thing for me was just how dull and flat the movie "Black Panther" was. There is all this turmoil around this middle brow Marvel super hero movie. But there's not much to it. I guess it's one of those "Black Things" that whites can't appreciate.

    Super hero movies are all fairly similar. The hero almost always engages in fisticuffs. In the real world soldiers don't punch out the enemy. They shoot them. Super heroes however almost never carry a firearm. They punch the bad guy right in the nose.

    They also have strange powers that others don't. My little dog has a sense of smell that no person can match. Maybe I should learn how to draw comic books and create a "Super Nose Dog" series. Naw! Too reality based. Dogs really do have super noses.

    If you're going to enjoy super hero based movies you're going to have to work on your" willing suspension of disbelief" thingee.

    The problem with "Black Panther" isn't that its preposterous - all comic book heroes are preposterous. That's the art form. The problem is that it is so leaden and plodding. It might have been saved if had had a different eponymous star. The guy in the movie looks like some black male fashion model. What's worse he's polite and circumspect. How black is that?

    No. The Panther should be impulsive, violent and out of control. In short - Wesley Snipes.

    A lot of the great black actors around are too old for the role of young Big Man. Samuel L, Ving Rhames, Denzel, Keith David (my favorite), Danny Glover. I am not sure if any really fit the role. It seems like Hollywood picks actors that fit stereotypes of their own which is not a good fit to the Big Man. I would think that a good actor for that role would have to be the kind of one trick pony only suitable for the one starring role.

  142. @MichiganMom
    OT

    https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2019/01/29/jussie-smollett-hospitalized-in-alleged-hate-crime-attack/

    Supposedly the attackers said “this is MAGA country”. I guess I can believe a 2am drunken dustup at the Subway but that statement just rings so false.

    Were the perps seen speeding off in a red pickup? That’s a sure sign it’s a true story.

  143. “If you let the refugees in, they bring their problems with them.

    And then Wakanda is like everywhere else.”

    • Replies: @AnotherDad

    “If you let the refugees in, they bring their problems with them.
    And then Wakanda is like everywhere else.”
     
    Well i'm warming to the movie now. I guess black is sufficient cover to utter obvious truths.

    Now if he'd followed that with "... look at Lewiston Maine", i'd go watch it.
  144. @Anonymous
    Always on topic:
    http://m.tmz.com/#!2019/01/29/empire-star-jussie-smollett-attacked-hospitalized-homophobic-hate-crime/

    ....tell TMZ, the actor arrived in Chicago from New York late Monday, and at around 2 AM he was hungry and went to a Subway. We're told when he walked out, someone yelled, "Aren't you that f***ot 'Empire' n*****?"

    The 2 men -- both white and wearing ski masks -- viciously attacked Jussie as he fought back, but they beat him badly and fractured a rib. They put a rope around his neck, poured bleach on him and as they left they yelled, "This is MAGA country."
     

    This probably isn't exactly how it went down.

    Hate Hoaxes are the new Leaked Sex Tape.

  145. @Anonymous
    Always on topic:
    http://m.tmz.com/#!2019/01/29/empire-star-jussie-smollett-attacked-hospitalized-homophobic-hate-crime/

    ....tell TMZ, the actor arrived in Chicago from New York late Monday, and at around 2 AM he was hungry and went to a Subway. We're told when he walked out, someone yelled, "Aren't you that f***ot 'Empire' n*****?"

    The 2 men -- both white and wearing ski masks -- viciously attacked Jussie as he fought back, but they beat him badly and fractured a rib. They put a rope around his neck, poured bleach on him and as they left they yelled, "This is MAGA country."
     

    This probably isn't exactly how it went down.

    Oh come on now!! You’re telling me Chicago isn’t MAGA country!?

  146. And where wuz the Black Panther when two Chickago’s huwhite rajsis, masked with a ski masks, put a noose around the neck of some gay black celebrity guy ?

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6645049/Empire-star-Jussie-Smollett-hospitalized-Chicago-premeditated-homophobic-attack.html

    They got me at ski masks part.

  147. @Dr. X
    How about free screenings of Death Wish and Dirty Harry for White History Month?

    Gran Torino.

  148. @Cloudbuster
    Great, just as long as we get a showing of The Lord of the Rings for White History Month.

    When is White History Month, anyway? Heh. If you search for White History Month on Wikipedia, it redirects you to Black History Month.

    March is Women’s History Month (seriously). So maybe free showings of Heathers, or Double Indemnity?

  149. Wakanda’s air force will get another test spin around the block:

    • Replies: @Kibernetika
    Good one, Mr. Christian ;) And don't forget that "loose lips sink ships:"

    http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/3d5RuDGyel2x.jpg

    Not sure if Jones has the latest scuttlebutt about Wakandan forces, what with their extreme secrecy and all, but if they're using A-6s, they're likely working with Iran. Isn't Iran still trying to keep their Tomcats airworthy?

    Early 1970s: Grumman Aviation employees had bumper stickers on their cars touting the F-14 and the RIAF.

    Late '70s and early '80s: Grumman aviation employees remove the cool Tomcat stickers. "Ayatollah Assaholah" bumper stickers appear. I still miss seeing the "Airborne: Death from Above" bumper stickers.
    , @Anonymous
    You know it's a damn shame none of the Intruders made it on the civil register. Be a hell of a warbird if you didn't mind the heinous gas bills.

    An interesting aside: in the mid 1970s there was an avionics tech who had saved and patched enough scrapped modules from the Intruder's computer system that he had the whole thing running at home. One of the first real "home computers" along with the mini (still can't find what they had-a PDP-8? -11? DG Nova? HP 2xxx/3xxx? ) the Osmonds (yeah, the Mormon singing family) had.
  150. @Jack D

    AIDS/HIV is a myth.
     
    Thank you Dr. Omar. - the scales of medical science have been lifted from my eyes. What kind of tinfoil do you recommend for a hat lining to block the Zionist mind control rays? I think Reynolds Wrap is a little thin but the heavy duty stuff is OK if you use several layers.

    You dont seem sincere, but I would recommend “Inventing the AIDS Virus” by Peter Duesberg.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    Duesberg is a fucking crank in this regard.

    While his ideas may have had some plausibility in the early 90s when not much about the AIDS and related viruses was known, laboratories were small, someone had an IBM PC and PCR was expensive, these particular ideas should have been shat down the crapper by now. It's 30 years later!
  151. @Anonymous
    Always on topic:
    http://m.tmz.com/#!2019/01/29/empire-star-jussie-smollett-attacked-hospitalized-homophobic-hate-crime/

    ....tell TMZ, the actor arrived in Chicago from New York late Monday, and at around 2 AM he was hungry and went to a Subway. We're told when he walked out, someone yelled, "Aren't you that f***ot 'Empire' n*****?"

    The 2 men -- both white and wearing ski masks -- viciously attacked Jussie as he fought back, but they beat him badly and fractured a rib. They put a rope around his neck, poured bleach on him and as they left they yelled, "This is MAGA country."
     

    This probably isn't exactly how it went down.

    From TMZ:

    We’re told cops recently visited a Target Department Store close to where the incident happened and obtained surveillance footage. Our source says the video shows one person — presumably Jussie — walking down the street. Officers also visited a nearby apartment building to ask for video.

    The Target is on the corner of the next block from the Subway Smollett left at 2 AM. You can see the security cameras near the entrance on Google Street View. There is a PNC branch next to the Subway also, he obviously didn’t think through this hoax. The fake hate mail is a unique feature to this story and makes you wonder what his goal is in doing this.

    • Replies: @WowJustWow

    UPDATE

    4:00 PM PT -- Chicago PD confirms to TMZ Jussie told them, in a follow-up interview, about the attackers yelling, "MAGA country."

    They add Jussie still had the rope around his neck when he made contact with cops at 2:42 AM. Remember, the attack happened around 2 AM.
     
    Reinforcing the narrative on the first bit... but wording of the second bit makes it sound like even TMZ doesn't believe it.
    , @International Jew
    What a pathetic hate hoax. Jussie is half Jewish and I'm embarrassed for him.

    Anyway, interesting family: he's got sisters named Jazz and Jurnee, brothers named JoJo, Jake, and Jocqui. I wonder if his Jewish father had any role in picking those names. They're all kinda black. On the other hand, they're also all plausible Anglicizations of various Hebrew names...I'm thinking I-zevel and Ya'ara for the girls, Yoshiahu, Ya'akov, Yehoyakhin and Yosef for the boys.

  152. @Spaulding Smails
    Oh my god, you’re not kidding. Multiple uploads of the full (2+ hour thing). Wonder how long before they take all of them down...

    Saved by obscurity and lack of an angry copyright holder.

    There are a fair number of TV shows I have watched multiple episodes of on YouTube. Lou Grant, Mr. Belvedere, Cybill, Roseanne. Some of these a few years ago, some recently. Archive.org also has plenty of TV shows, including a low resolution school film projector version of Roots.

    It is nice to escape to the older, better America for 22 minutes sometimes.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Danger UXB is on Youtube, a ton of excellent lectures and documentaries as well.
    , @Spaulding Smails
    Haven’t watched one in a few months, but every episode of Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist was up on YouTube last I checked.

    EDIT: Yup, still there! Thanks for the heads up about Africa Addio, btw. Saw it with some friends a few years back and we weren’t exactly sober. After this thread I was (probably) gonna go through the trouble of torrenting it but YouTube is a lot easier.

  153. “We’ll have a whole month dedicated to African history and achievement!

    (thinks)

    “I guess we better make it February.”

  154. @Pat Boyle
    The surprising thing for me was just how dull and flat the movie "Black Panther" was. There is all this turmoil around this middle brow Marvel super hero movie. But there's not much to it. I guess it's one of those "Black Things" that whites can't appreciate.

    Super hero movies are all fairly similar. The hero almost always engages in fisticuffs. In the real world soldiers don't punch out the enemy. They shoot them. Super heroes however almost never carry a firearm. They punch the bad guy right in the nose.

    They also have strange powers that others don't. My little dog has a sense of smell that no person can match. Maybe I should learn how to draw comic books and create a "Super Nose Dog" series. Naw! Too reality based. Dogs really do have super noses.

    If you're going to enjoy super hero based movies you're going to have to work on your" willing suspension of disbelief" thingee.

    The problem with "Black Panther" isn't that its preposterous - all comic book heroes are preposterous. That's the art form. The problem is that it is so leaden and plodding. It might have been saved if had had a different eponymous star. The guy in the movie looks like some black male fashion model. What's worse he's polite and circumspect. How black is that?

    No. The Panther should be impulsive, violent and out of control. In short - Wesley Snipes.

    Super hero movies are all fairly similar. The hero almost always engages in fisticuffs. In the real world soldiers don’t punch out the enemy. They shoot them. Super heroes however almost never carry a firearm.

    One of the better lines from Avengers 2 is by Hawkeye:

    The city is flying, we’re fighting an army of robots and I have a bow and arrow. None of this makes sense.

  155. @Cloudbuster
    Great, just as long as we get a showing of The Lord of the Rings for White History Month.

    When is White History Month, anyway? Heh. If you search for White History Month on Wikipedia, it redirects you to Black History Month.

    ‘White History Month’ has been condensed down to ‘World Holocaust Day’.

  156. @MichiganMom
    OT

    https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2019/01/29/jussie-smollett-hospitalized-in-alleged-hate-crime-attack/

    Supposedly the attackers said “this is MAGA country”. I guess I can believe a 2am drunken dustup at the Subway but that statement just rings so false.

    Taking bets…

    Completely made up
    Black gangbangers/drug deal gone bad
    Gay black lovers’ tiff
    Down the memory hole without any further coverage

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/hate-crimes-and-hoaxes-10-campus-stories-debunked-in-2017

    http://www.fakehatecrimes.org/

  157. @Reg Cæsar

    AIDS/HIV is a myth.

    What are you even talking about?

     

    Regardless of the veracity of Omar's science, he's right. AIDS/HIV is indeed a myth, a founding myth.

    Kind of like Gallipoli and Pearl Harbor. Which were both real, and mythic.

    Regardless of the veracity of Omar’s science, he’s right. AIDS/HIV is indeed a myth, a founding myth.

    I believe a better way to put it is that AIDS is a real condition that has multiple causes including methamphetamine use but none of those causes are due to a retrovirus commonly referred to as HIV, a retrovirus which may or may not have been properly isolated in a lab as other retroviruses have.

    And that sometimes people with other conditions are lumped in with AIDS despite not truly having the condition…such as hemophiliacs.

  158. Getting Camp of Sainty down in Arizona:

    Remember, more CBP agents and “Smart Fence” without a wall makes this migration easier. These people cross and turn themselves in immediately for BS asylum claims. More cameras and agents help them.

    These aren’t Mexican young men who want to sneak in and work construction for 5 years and then go home with their savings. Life in the USA on asylum-seeker-welfare is a step up from Guatemala.

    Trump should simply suspend all admissions of asylum seekers for a year because of the huge backlog.

    • Replies: @Joseph Doaks
    How about: suspend all admissions of asylum seekers permanently?
  159. Don’t give Hollywood a minute of your time or a penny of your money.

    I don’t have cable; I don’t have Netflix or Amazon Prime; I don’t go to the movies. And I never feel that I’m missing out on anything worthwhile.

    • Replies: @Anonymous

    I don’t have cable; I don’t have Netflix or Amazon Prime; I don’t go to the movies. And I never feel that I’m missing out on anything worthwhile.
     
    What age are you, if I may ask?
  160. That actor who says he got assaulted describes evil white men self-identifying as MAGA types (who are inexplicably more worried about gay black actors that are unknown to white folk, as opposed to say, y’know, mestizos) and claims that they identified him as “that f$ Empire n$.” Which depends on white people knowing what Empire is. The mass media do not say if the evil white men held forth at length about what a handsome devil the actor was.

  161. @Lot
    Saved by obscurity and lack of an angry copyright holder.

    There are a fair number of TV shows I have watched multiple episodes of on YouTube. Lou Grant, Mr. Belvedere, Cybill, Roseanne. Some of these a few years ago, some recently. Archive.org also has plenty of TV shows, including a low resolution school film projector version of Roots.

    It is nice to escape to the older, better America for 22 minutes sometimes.

    Danger UXB is on Youtube, a ton of excellent lectures and documentaries as well.

  162. @Jack D
    The truly great superhero characters have some human flaws or weakness that makes them empathetic and 3 dimensional - they are not just pure bundles of superpowers untroubled by anything except bad guys. But you couldn't possibly portray a black hero as having any flaws so T'Challa is this cardboard cutout figure that is completely uninteresting.

    This is the “Mary Sue” character. Rey from the newest gaggle of Star Wars movies is a great example of this.

  163. The story is already starting to fall apart for that actor nobody has heard of from that show that white folk do not watch, regarding that attack that did not happen.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/01/here-we-go-chicago-police-claim-there-is-no-report-attackers-shouted-this-is-maga-country-at-actor-jussie-smollett/

    Many people immediately took to social media and comment forums online to express their skepticism in the original report by TMZ.

    It is absolutely freezing in Chicago right now so Jussie Smollett was presumably wearing a beanie or a hat which would obscure his appearance.

    Why on earth would two white Trump supporters be hanging around in subfreezing temps with rope and bleach and just happen to run into a celebrity and recognize him at 2 AM in the streets of Chicago?

    A spokesperson for the Chicago Police Department told The Daily Beast that not only are the attackers’ genders unknown, their faces and hands were covered and there is no report they shouted “This is MAGA country!”

    Jussie Smollett did not identify the attackers to Chicago Police as white men.

    A Chicago Police spokesperson told The Daily Beast that the attackers’ genders are unknown, and that their faces and hands had been covered. TMZ reported that the attackers shouted “This is MAGA country,” but police told the Beast, “There is no report of that being said.”

  164. @Anonymous
    Steve, this is no time to joke about Wakanda.

    A black, gay actor was beaten in Chicago at 2:00 a.m. by white racists in ski masks. They recognized him from his role on the show Empire. They called him a [email protected] and a nlgger, beat him, poured bleach on him, and told him, "this is MAGA country!" This is all very true.

    If (on the very slim chance) this turns out to be a hoax, it should be properly documented.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5c507c46e4b0f43e410b4a27/amp

    What white person watches Empire?

  165. @YetAnotherAnon
    OT again I'm afraid, but this is pretty iSteve

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/27/opinion/buttigieg-2020-millennials.html

    For Americans under the age of 40, the 21st century has resembled one long recession.

    I realize that may sound like an exaggeration, given that the economy has now been growing for almost a decade. But the truth is that younger Americans have not benefited much.

    Look at incomes, for starters. People between the ages of 25 and 34 were earning slightly less in 2017 than people in that same age group had been in 2000...

    Why is this happening? The main reason is a lack of economic dynamism.
     
    We obviously need more immigration.

    If Leonhardt was paying attention, he realize inflation-adjusted median incomes haven’t risen since the early ’70s. That’s a helluva long recession.

    If he were writing during the 1980 election campaign, he could’ve written, “for anyone under 40, the 1970s were one long recession.”

    He baldly cherry picks starting points and makes fallacious assumptions in order to deliver outcomes that don’t occur. E.g. those in the nine-year age cohort of 25-34 in 2017 are not the same people who were in the cohort in 2000, making the “earning slightly less observation” absurd.

    Since, as one ages, one moves up an age cohort, and experiences the higher incomes indicated in the graph, the cumulative change is meaningless, i.e. one doesn’t remain in their cohort.

    All the first chart measures is cohort incomes at that time compared to the others. Older workers tend to be more productive for a variety of factors, and hence, earn more.

  166. @Almost Missouri
    "If you let the refugees in, they bring their problems with them.

    And then Wakanda is like everywhere else."

    https://youtu.be/ev_RUKS8u6k

    “If you let the refugees in, they bring their problems with them.
    And then Wakanda is like everywhere else.”

    Well i’m warming to the movie now. I guess black is sufficient cover to utter obvious truths.

    Now if he’d followed that with “… look at Lewiston Maine”, i’d go watch it.

  167. @Buffalo Joe
    Reg, Saw "The Naked Prey" at the drive-in, suspended all amorous activity for that thriller.

    Reg, Saw “The Naked Prey” at the drive-in, suspended all amorous activity for that thriller.

    But what did your date think?

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    AD, Good question, but we dated again .
  168. @Lot
    Getting Camp of Sainty down in Arizona:

    https://twitter.com/CBPArizona/status/1090090236414021632

    Remember, more CBP agents and "Smart Fence" without a wall makes this migration easier. These people cross and turn themselves in immediately for BS asylum claims. More cameras and agents help them.

    These aren't Mexican young men who want to sneak in and work construction for 5 years and then go home with their savings. Life in the USA on asylum-seeker-welfare is a step up from Guatemala.

    Trump should simply suspend all admissions of asylum seekers for a year because of the huge backlog.

    How about: suspend all admissions of asylum seekers permanently?

  169. @Lot
    Saved by obscurity and lack of an angry copyright holder.

    There are a fair number of TV shows I have watched multiple episodes of on YouTube. Lou Grant, Mr. Belvedere, Cybill, Roseanne. Some of these a few years ago, some recently. Archive.org also has plenty of TV shows, including a low resolution school film projector version of Roots.

    It is nice to escape to the older, better America for 22 minutes sometimes.

    Haven’t watched one in a few months, but every episode of Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist was up on YouTube last I checked.

    EDIT: Yup, still there! Thanks for the heads up about Africa Addio, btw. Saw it with some friends a few years back and we weren’t exactly sober. After this thread I was (probably) gonna go through the trouble of torrenting it but YouTube is a lot easier.

    • Replies: @Lot
    ISPs have been cracking down on even quick torrent downloads lately. At least for US content, european TV is still safe.

    Probably because the big ISPs keep buying content companies so aren't passive common carriers anymore. 20+ years of data liberation coming to an end!

  170. @Anonymous Jew
    National cohesion can't be stressed enough. Otherwise you leave the door open for the (valid) argument that importing a smaller amount of high-skilled/high-IQ S. and E. Asian immigrants provides many utilitarian benefits. It does, but it also creates costs that are harder to measure (eg social capital). We're human and that's why the homogeneous nation state works better. For example, if Ireland had taken in a large amount of 120+ IQ S. and E. Asians it may have actually been better off on paper. But which Ireland would you rather live in? (FWIW, I ascribe to Derbyshire's "salt in the stew" analogy - a tiny bit of diversity is desirable, but too much ruins it. A 97% White country with a sprinkling of S. and E. Asian high achievers would be just about perfect, 100% White a little less desirable, and once you drop below 80% majority all hell breaks loose).

    The cult of globalism reminds me of communism. Communism failed because it assumed people are self interested; globalism assumes people are not tribal. Both are theories of the blank-slate left for obvious reasons. Per my favorite quote: "Wonderful theory, wrong species."

    Yogi Berra’s quip: In theory it works in practice, in practice it doesn’t work in theory.

  171. @BB753
    What's wrong with Donald Trump? He's trying to address those issues intelligently. But then he's got to fight against the MSM, the Government (including the FBI), the Judiciary, the Dems and his own party to get anything done. Not to mention his treacherous daughter Ivanka and her globalist shill of a useless husband.

    Bologna. Trump loves, loves, loves immigration so long as it is “legal.” Ask anyone in Mexinchifornia or Chinese Columbia what that does for wages, rents, housing, etc.

    Trump is a mountebank, a blackguard, and a fool.

  172. @songbird
    I was thinking about that. I'm not sure we know how it really started. In Africa, the main line of transmission seems to be straight people, but it is still tempting to think it started with gays.

    Now, if it started with urbanized gays, then here's a really odd thought: they were shaping the genes of average Africans. Maybe, making them smarter or more monogamous. Maybe, removing rapists. Maybe, even causing a natural demographic transition. Because of gays. And we may have stopped that by sending lots of aid and antiretrovirals. Again, because of gays.

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/africa-aids-and-multiple-concurrent/

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/african-female-sexual-freedom-spreads/

    The Washington Post catches on to something I’ve been writing about for three years: AIDS is so bad in Africa in part because it has a different sexual structure than much of the rest of the world. One of Africa’s big AIDS causes is not Castro Street-style promiscuity, but multiple concurrent partners.

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/what-causes-high-rates-of-aids-in/

  173. Mark Steyn makes a Sailerian (nautical?) talking point on Tucker last night, 1-28-19.

    Tucker cracks a preemptive smile as Steyn begins to describe Biden’s gaffe.
    Will anyone important get Wattsoned? Will anyone unimportant get doxxed?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    Hey, who cut Mark off? I want to hear the rest.
  174. @the one they call Desanex
    Sheb Wooley (under the name Ben Colder) used to do parody versions of big country hits. “Big Sweet John” was one of his best. “A smashing blow from his mighty purse/Put a California feller in the back of a hearse.”

    The Country Gentlemen beat Sheb to the punch. This was before Messrs Willis, Springsteen, Hornsby, Cleese, Idle, Chapman, Palin, etc, rescued the name Bruce from stereotype.

  175. @Jasper Been
    You dont seem sincere, but I would recommend “Inventing the AIDS Virus” by Peter Duesberg.

    Duesberg is a fucking crank in this regard.

    While his ideas may have had some plausibility in the early 90s when not much about the AIDS and related viruses was known, laboratories were small, someone had an IBM PC and PCR was expensive, these particular ideas should have been shat down the crapper by now. It’s 30 years later!

  176. @MichiganMom
    OT

    https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2019/01/29/jussie-smollett-hospitalized-in-alleged-hate-crime-attack/

    Supposedly the attackers said “this is MAGA country”. I guess I can believe a 2am drunken dustup at the Subway but that statement just rings so false.

    Maybe they said “This be LAVA country!”

  177. @International Jew

    Maybe I should learn how to draw comic books and create a “Super Nose Dog” series. Naw! Too reality based. Dogs really do have super noses.
     
    If your superhero dog would be using his super nose to solve crimes, that would be about on the realism level of "Black Panther"; in the real world, dogs use their olfactory superpower to figure out who peed where.

    If your superhero dog would be using his super nose to solve crimes, that would be about on the realism level of “Black Panther”; in the real world, dogs use their olfactory superpower to figure out who peed where.

    Sounds like a culturally appropriate analogy question on the SAT-verbal.

    If the superhero dog using his super nose to solve crimes is like “Black Panther,” then the real world dog using his olfactory sense to figure who peed where is like ___________?

  178. @Anonymous
    Steve, this is no time to joke about Wakanda.

    A black, gay actor was beaten in Chicago at 2:00 a.m. by white racists in ski masks. They recognized him from his role on the show Empire. They called him a [email protected] and a nlgger, beat him, poured bleach on him, and told him, "this is MAGA country!" This is all very true.

    If (on the very slim chance) this turns out to be a hoax, it should be properly documented.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5c507c46e4b0f43e410b4a27/amp

    It must be true. Chicago is a hotbed of pro-Trumpers and crackers. Trump carried 90% of the vote in Chicago. Or maybe it was 9%. Well anyway, it had a 9 somewhere in the number.

  179. @Reg Cæsar

    AIDS/HIV is a myth.

    What are you even talking about?

     

    Regardless of the veracity of Omar's science, he's right. AIDS/HIV is indeed a myth, a founding myth.

    Kind of like Gallipoli and Pearl Harbor. Which were both real, and mythic.

    the founding myth of what? more income for Big Pharma?

    It certainly did advance the science of virology.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    the founding myth of what? more income for Big Pharma?
     
    The founding myth of the Rainbow Nation.

    You know... the Homocaust.

  180. @Mr. Anon

    "Black Panther is groundbreaking for many reasons, including the rich diversity of voices behind its success," Disney CEO Bob Iger said in a statement. "The story also showcases the power of knowledge to change the world for the better, and the importance of ensuring everyone has access to it."
     
    Access to Knowledge. I think we have found the latest plank in the Democratic Party platform.

    Evil Whitey greedily hordes knowledge (he keeps it in a deep underground vault somewhere) and denies it to POCs.

    Iger has been tokin’ on the weed a bit too much, me thinks…

  181. @Anonymous Jew
    This is really the soft bigotry of low expectations. Stuff like this actually makes me feel a little sorry for Black people.

    Black Panther would have been an OK movie if you removed the Oakland/inner-city political angle and added some standard Marvel humor. (Comic book movies are inherently ridiculous, which is why humor makes the Avengers, Spider-Man Homecoming et al watchable. Otherwise you're just watching a bunch of people running around in tights with magical powers).

    I see no problem with making a fictional Wakanda where Blacks are smart, successful and good looking. That's the whole point of fantasy movies. Imagine if Star Trek was all White (and better looking). We wouldn't cite it as an example of what Whites could be if only it weren't for those pesky Sun People jumping our borders and destroying our inner cities. No, we'd just enjoy a movie depicting a fictional group of super smart and really good-looking White people fighting aliens and jumping to hyperspace. Nothing wrong with that, and nothing wrong with packaging the same product for Blacks or any other race. But, of course, the SJWs couldn't just leave it at that, so instead we get Black Panther (Picard facepalm).

    enjoy a movie depicting a fictional group of super smart and really good-looking White people fighting aliens

    Maybe not super smart, but White Trek accidentally describes every sci-fi movie before Star Trek, plus Starship Troopers and maybe some others.

    The problem with self-conscious White Trek can be seen in the movie Iron Sky. That could have been a much, much better movie if it had not been so PC and so campy. Imagine a mash-up of Bladerunner and the first Star Trek movie (V-ger) with the nazi moon base idea. It would have been a fun movie, but no way to make it non-campy without promoting crimethink.

  182. Back here in the real world. Hospital in Petersburg Va (92% black and bankrupt)

    Southside Regional Medical Center

    YouTube keeps deleting….

  183. @Buffalo Joe
    Peri, Is she talking about "working girls?"

    Willie Brown invested in her, Mr. Joe, and they both seem satisfied.

  184. @Cloudbuster
    You have no shortage of real-world examples from which to extrapolate.

    Well, it was mostly a rhetorical question. But in any case I don’t think any real world examples started close to Wakanda level. The best real examples I can think of (any more suggestions?) are South Africa and Detroit.

  185. I didn’t see the movie, but what do they eat in Wakanda? Watermelons the size of beach balls and genetically-modified super-tasty fried chicken? Do they have a space-aged delivery method for Mary Jane?

  186. @Buffalo Joe
    Alfa, I know the colonists made off with a lot of things, but how do you "steal knowledge?" All their knowledge was "one of?"

    Yes, that is the black nationalist idea of stealing knowledge. The Greeks stole all the knowledge that they are famous for from Egypt (which is in Africa, you’ll note). The Africans were then cruelly kept from benefiting from that knowledge. If you have a bicycle and someone steals it, then you don’t have the bicycle any more, right? It’s called magical thinking, something the West mostly gave up at the Enlightenment. In Africa to this day men are lynched as witch doctors during hysterias where other men believe the witch doctor stole their penises. The victims of penis theft actually look at their crotches and think it’s gone.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    OTOH, are there many black "intellectual property" lawyers?
    , @Reg Cæsar

    The Africans were then cruelly kept from benefiting from that knowledge. If you have a bicycle and someone steals it, then you don’t have the bicycle any more, right? It’s called magical thinking, something the West mostly gave up at the Enlightenment...
     
    ...and returned to with intellectual property law. If you reproduce your copy of Tom Petty's Greatest and give it to a friend, and his copy is stolen, you still have yours and can replace his. So nobody is out anything.

    Except Petty.

    NB: I'm just having fun. I support reasonable intellectual property protection (I'm the grandson, grandnephew, and great-great-grandson of patent holders), and fully intend to exercise my own should I ever have to.

    Siva Vaidhyanathan, however, thinks such protection goes way too far, and protect the wrong people:

    https://www.amazon.com/Copyrights-Copywrongs-Intellectual-Threatens-Creativity/dp/0814788076
    , @Perplexed
    "The victims of penis theft actually look at their crotches and think it’s gone."

    Don't they find it next time they have to urinate?
    , @Alden
    That’s the theory spread by the White Jew Professor Bernal of Cornell university; hundreds of pages of absolute bullshit, including that some African warriors conquered China and became the first Emperors.
    , @PhysicistDave
    Alfa158 wrote:

    Yes, that is the black nationalist idea of stealing knowledge. The Greeks stole all the knowledge that they are famous for from Egypt (which is in Africa, you’ll note). The Africans were then cruelly kept from benefiting from that knowledge. If you have a bicycle and someone steals it, then you don’t have the bicycle any more, right?
     
    Well, it is the same attitude the US is now taking towards China, specifically in the attacks on Huawei. One of the claims is that Huawei had an explicit bonus plan for any employee who managed to steal ideas from the West!

    I worked in Silicon Valley back in its heyday when we invented physical things, instead of just figuring out clever ways to market social media. "Intellectual property" was not that big of a thing in the Valley back then: you figured that by the time your competitors copied your latest thing and brought it to market, you had a later latest thing -- if you were any good.

    Now, amazon thinks they can patent idiotic stuff like "One-click" ordering!

    Of course, schoolboys used to learn (back when we studied history) that the US did to Britain in the early days of the Industrial Revolution exactly the same thing that China is now doing to the US.

    Rising powers get better and better at making stuff and do not care where or how they learn to make it better. Fading powers try to hoard their old ideas, thinking that they can live off old glories forever, without actually getting better at what they do.

    Reminds me to tell my kids to brush up on their Mandarin.
  187. @Buffalo Joe
    Alfa, I know the colonists made off with a lot of things, but how do you "steal knowledge?" All their knowledge was "one of?"

    That’s what can happen when you don’t back up your files.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Anon117 , That is too funny.
  188. Anonymous[200] • Disclaimer says:
    @Tarrou
    While I wasn't much a fan of the film, I did see it and was surprised at how deep the hole went once you started thinking about it. The film basically endorses "benevolent" colonialism on a neoliberal model at the end. The whole structure of the film is based on "What if Jared Diamond was right, and culture means nothing, magic rocks explain everything?". Wakanda, by dint of its magic space stones, develops massive technology, but retains a culture from prehistory. The titular King, isn't really even that, in the way we think of kings. He's a chieftain who heads a confederation of chieftains, and cannot even compel the service of subsidiary military forces. And the kingship is held purely by physical force alone. No political development past the Bronze age.

    What's the point? That with free energy and post-scarcity, what people really want to do is wear bones in their nose and beat each other up for status?

    Also worth noting that while at the end they decide to improve the lives of the backwards denizens of the US, they don't bother with the Congo. I get the implied slam on white americans, but it's pretty strange when you think about it.

    “What if Jared Diamond was right, and culture means nothing, magic rocks explain everything?”

    In Algis Budry’s short story “The War is Over” (1957), an alien civilization is building a starship in single-minded purpose. They barely understand how it works, but they do know that getting it to work is the most important goal of all and justifies all sacrifices, be it diverting the whole economic output towards the space program, or dying in vast numbers mining radioactive ore. The launch time is approaching. The single designated pilot, after talking with his companion about a recent disturbing discovery that their ancestors were only small lizards with barely any brain less than 30 generations ago, is handed a small, ancient, sealed box, packed into the ship, and then blasted into orbit, burning the hamlets below, and from orbit into hyperspace.

    He bampfs in near the Terran Fleet and is let aboard one of the flying fortresses. Two officers come to meet the strange creature. Barely comprehending what happens to him, the erstwhile pilot reflexively blurts out “The War is Over – We Have Won!!”, which is met with incomprehension by the officers.

    He hands over the box.

    The box contains the announcement of an armistice for an earlier space war, as well as the log of the pilot who was tasked to bring said announcement to Earth. While on the way, he got attacked by a dead-ender enemy patrol and had to crash land on an inhospitable planet. The only inhabited of that planet turn out to be small lizards, not even enough to make a meal. The pilot knows he will die soon and will be unable to fulfill his mission. He wonders what will happen to the “assistant” he has been injected with, a semi-sentient and practically immortal utility that is supposed to help him fulfill his mission by any means necessary.

    Understanding what has happened, the officers look at the large lizard space pilot who has come aboard to fulfill the mission – by any means necessary.

    He is already reverting to savagery and tearing into his spacesuit.

  189. Peter Burnett successfully pushed a law in Oregon to keep free blacks out of the territory. He was less successful as the first state governor of California, but at least he tried.

    There is still a school named for him in Sacramento!

  190. Evidence for Peak Onion intensifying:

    Angry Democrats call for Starbucks boycott after ex-CEO touts independent presidential run

    Democrats have ganged up on former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, threatening to make him a “target” and ditch their morning coffee amid fears he can chip away at portions of Democratic with an independent 2020 presidential bid.

    Schultz is facing backlash from both establishment Democrats and the wider left-wing camp after he told 60 Minutes’ Scott Pelley on Sunday that he was “seriously thinking of running for president as a centrist independent.” Schultz, a lifelong Democrat, has thrown his weight behind many anti-Trump causes – such as hiring 10,000 refugees in response to President Donald Trump’s “Muslim ban”. But the announcement has ruffled feathers with many in the anti-Trump crowd, who have now turned against him.

  191. @Alfa158
    Yes, that is the black nationalist idea of stealing knowledge. The Greeks stole all the knowledge that they are famous for from Egypt (which is in Africa, you’ll note). The Africans were then cruelly kept from benefiting from that knowledge. If you have a bicycle and someone steals it, then you don’t have the bicycle any more, right? It’s called magical thinking, something the West mostly gave up at the Enlightenment. In Africa to this day men are lynched as witch doctors during hysterias where other men believe the witch doctor stole their penises. The victims of penis theft actually look at their crotches and think it’s gone.

    OTOH, are there many black “intellectual property” lawyers?

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Intellectual property lawyers are generally shakedown artists, and blacks are often shakedown artists. It's like getting your peanut butter in their chocolate, but you better be paying royalties on that peanut-derived product.
  192. @Alfa158
    Yes, that is the black nationalist idea of stealing knowledge. The Greeks stole all the knowledge that they are famous for from Egypt (which is in Africa, you’ll note). The Africans were then cruelly kept from benefiting from that knowledge. If you have a bicycle and someone steals it, then you don’t have the bicycle any more, right? It’s called magical thinking, something the West mostly gave up at the Enlightenment. In Africa to this day men are lynched as witch doctors during hysterias where other men believe the witch doctor stole their penises. The victims of penis theft actually look at their crotches and think it’s gone.

    The Africans were then cruelly kept from benefiting from that knowledge. If you have a bicycle and someone steals it, then you don’t have the bicycle any more, right? It’s called magical thinking, something the West mostly gave up at the Enlightenment…

    …and returned to with intellectual property law. If you reproduce your copy of Tom Petty’s Greatest and give it to a friend, and his copy is stolen, you still have yours and can replace his. So nobody is out anything.

    Except Petty.

    NB: I’m just having fun. I support reasonable intellectual property protection (I’m the grandson, grandnephew, and great-great-grandson of patent holders), and fully intend to exercise my own should I ever have to.

    Siva Vaidhyanathan, however, thinks such protection goes way too far, and protect the wrong people:

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    My understanding of Greek adaptation of Egyptian wisdom is that the Greeks Hellenized the hell out of it and omitted at least half. And nowhere do we establish how much of this stuff went south and west, because that would require writing.
    As an example, the Egyptians had a yin-yang parallel concept in a mother earth and father sky that hid a mother sky and father earth -- Greeks just skipped the second part with its implications of complexity and feminine sides. Ancient Greeks were also the Japanese of their day in the sense of hyper-adapting things of foreign origin to the point where they might as well have invented it.
    , @anonymous
    Does he support copyright on his own works?
    , @Anonymous
    The current law which provides for life plus 90 years of "protection" is insane. In the case of almost nonagerian Arthur Miller it means his oeuvre will be completely restricted until 2095, meaning he will have financed either some worthless great grandchildren he never met or some company which will have bought out his kids or grandkids for a pittance.

    Often, it is impossible to get rights to reproduce long tail material (material for which there is a definite but small demand, relatively speaking) because you just can't get anyone in the New York publishing houses to give you the time of day to talk to you about it. Other times there is no one left to approach, meaning if you reprint anyway, one, you set yourself up for a submarine heir to surface if it takes off, and two, printers won't do the job because of liability. Sometimes printers won't do the job when you DO have the rights-they think you are going over on them and will want an extortionate bond or insurance cover to do it.

    Life pus say ten years or fifty years total for corporate copyrights seems good to me. Disney doesn't agree and the Mouse has an elephant's penis, er , lobbying budget.
  193. @Anonymous

    Uh ...
     
    I haven't seen Black Panther, but to what extent does it shed light on African-American history or African history? Even a technically fictional account of something can contain some instruction as to "how things were."

    As Elise Wiesel has been quoted as saying,

    In literature, Rebbe, certain things are true though they didn’t happen, while others are not, even if they did.

    If you ever had a straightforward power fantasy as a preteen, that’s what it is, with better costumes and worse CGI.

  194. @Reg Cæsar
    Why is Black History Month the only one with a Leap Day?


    https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/0ed991f696c96f83e7e1843e1b12c48a4d7c1127/c=0-114-1968-2735/local/-/media/Louisville/Louisville/2014/01/20//1390251562007-lcjdc5-57yd1a1luo4sb7ujefv-original.jpg?width=292&height=390&fit=crop

    Has there been any articles written bitching that they got the shortest month?

  195. @Reg Cæsar

    The Africans were then cruelly kept from benefiting from that knowledge. If you have a bicycle and someone steals it, then you don’t have the bicycle any more, right? It’s called magical thinking, something the West mostly gave up at the Enlightenment...
     
    ...and returned to with intellectual property law. If you reproduce your copy of Tom Petty's Greatest and give it to a friend, and his copy is stolen, you still have yours and can replace his. So nobody is out anything.

    Except Petty.

    NB: I'm just having fun. I support reasonable intellectual property protection (I'm the grandson, grandnephew, and great-great-grandson of patent holders), and fully intend to exercise my own should I ever have to.

    Siva Vaidhyanathan, however, thinks such protection goes way too far, and protect the wrong people:

    https://www.amazon.com/Copyrights-Copywrongs-Intellectual-Threatens-Creativity/dp/0814788076

    My understanding of Greek adaptation of Egyptian wisdom is that the Greeks Hellenized the hell out of it and omitted at least half. And nowhere do we establish how much of this stuff went south and west, because that would require writing.
    As an example, the Egyptians had a yin-yang parallel concept in a mother earth and father sky that hid a mother sky and father earth — Greeks just skipped the second part with its implications of complexity and feminine sides. Ancient Greeks were also the Japanese of their day in the sense of hyper-adapting things of foreign origin to the point where they might as well have invented it.

  196. @Jim Christian
    Wakanda's air force will get another test spin around the block:
    http://www.seaforces.org/usnair/VA/Attack-Squadron-35-Dateien/image137.jpg

    Good one, Mr. Christian 😉 And don’t forget that “loose lips sink ships:”

    Not sure if Jones has the latest scuttlebutt about Wakandan forces, what with their extreme secrecy and all, but if they’re using A-6s, they’re likely working with Iran. Isn’t Iran still trying to keep their Tomcats airworthy?

    Early 1970s: Grumman Aviation employees had bumper stickers on their cars touting the F-14 and the RIAF.

    Late ’70s and early ’80s: Grumman aviation employees remove the cool Tomcat stickers. “Ayatollah Assaholah” bumper stickers appear. I still miss seeing the “Airborne: Death from Above” bumper stickers.

    • Replies: @Dtbb
    When I watched "Black Panther" I joked to my girlfriend that if the lip guy was caught in a Florida thunderstorm and ran for cover he would probably drown. She couldn't stop laughing. Had to pause the flick.
    , @Jim Christian
    The head on view of the A6 with the double windshield was made into cat's eyes (Panther's) for squadron patches. I don't ever remember my squadron's nickname ever being associated with the Panthers of Burn Baby Burn, for instance. It was a tail insignia and a symbol of pouncing, not race.Although burn, baby burn IS the ugly purpose of such aircraft, but it was all a lark to us..

    I remember the F-14 patches from Grumman, it showed a tomcat, a cat that is, leaning against the plane with a six-shooter in hand, blowing the smoke off the end of the barrel, shit eating grin and a caption that said "Anytime, Baby!" We sailed with VF84 and VF-41.

    If Iran has the chops to get an F-14 in the air at this stage of the game, Allah Be Blessed. They never had the Phoenix Missile system, IIRC, few parts and I imagine no tech support from Grumman after the Shah, other than Ollie North's corruptions late eighties. As for mechanical talent, they're shit-hot if they can even get one in the air, let alone fight. We're talking 45 year old planes. Forty-Five years. Can't believe it. Jesus!

  197. Also, Egyptian cultural influence was a continuity in the ancient world, there were episodes like that bull cult that started well after the very ancient period and spread widely.

  198. @AnotherDad

    Reg, Saw “The Naked Prey” at the drive-in, suspended all amorous activity for that thriller.
     
    But what did your date think?

    AD, Good question, but we dated again .

  199. Anonymous [AKA "NobodySpecial"] says:

    I guess there wasn’t enough comedic value in the creation of Kwanzaa so someone in the black community had to step it up a notch and say “Oh yea? I see your Kwanzaa and raise you Wakanda for our next holiday!”

    Man, I’d buy a good steak dinner for Thomas Sowell or Walt Williams just to hear their thoughts on this ridiculousness. Gotta feel sorry for the blacks that don’t buy into this crap.

  200. @Buffalo Joe
    Alfa, I know the colonists made off with a lot of things, but how do you "steal knowledge?" All their knowledge was "one of?"

    You never played Civ? Send your diplomat to the enemy city.

  201. @Spaulding Smails
    ‘Africa Addio’ would be a better fit for black history month imho.

    Apparently, Africa Addio really triggers TF out of lefties.

  202. @Dr. X
    How about free screenings of Death Wish and Dirty Harry for White History Month?

    Or 2001: A Space Odyssey; much more likely to become history than Black Panther.

  203. @Tarrou
    While I wasn't much a fan of the film, I did see it and was surprised at how deep the hole went once you started thinking about it. The film basically endorses "benevolent" colonialism on a neoliberal model at the end. The whole structure of the film is based on "What if Jared Diamond was right, and culture means nothing, magic rocks explain everything?". Wakanda, by dint of its magic space stones, develops massive technology, but retains a culture from prehistory. The titular King, isn't really even that, in the way we think of kings. He's a chieftain who heads a confederation of chieftains, and cannot even compel the service of subsidiary military forces. And the kingship is held purely by physical force alone. No political development past the Bronze age.

    What's the point? That with free energy and post-scarcity, what people really want to do is wear bones in their nose and beat each other up for status?

    Also worth noting that while at the end they decide to improve the lives of the backwards denizens of the US, they don't bother with the Congo. I get the implied slam on white americans, but it's pretty strange when you think about it.

    Do blacks in Congo vote for the Democrats?

    I didn’t think so.

  204. LET IT ALL BURN
    https://metro.co.uk/2019/01/28/fire-service-changes-entrance-test-deliberately-harder-white-men-8402291/
    One of the county’s biggest fire services has been accused of discrimination after it emerged white men have to score higher in its recruitment tests than anyone else.

    West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service wants 60% of new recruits to be women, and 35% to be from black and minority ethnic groups by 2021.

    In a bid to reach the target, they have altered the pass rates to make it easier for people from those groups to get through the test.

    Women and men from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups only have to score 60% on verbal and numerical tests – where as white men have to score 70%.

    A senior source claims the new recruitment programme, introduced in late 2017, costs £100,000 a year.

    This includes £2,500 a month spent on targeted Facebook adverts which just appear on the profiles belonging to women to ‘minimise white men applying’, the source said.

    He claims West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service is the first brigade in the UK to introduce the tactic.

    He said: ‘This directly discriminates against white men.

    ‘This approach was intentionally adopted to directly manipulate the diversity figures to meet the targets.’
    Related: A Rescue Service in Need of Rescue, from Sweden but in English. Note the physical test where the healthy-looking young white male still has trouble, because firefighting is actually kinda hard.

  205. Oh, on the Black History Month angle, it’s pretty sad, really:

    “We have no history to speak of. Let’s watch this made-up stuff instead. Made up mostly by White and Yellow people, but at least it’s about Blacks.”

    But BP is kinda sad all by itself, when you think about it; couldn’t just make up a Black superhero or a Black superteam and just leave it at that. It had to be this whole Zamunda thing…

    “Daddy, are Blacks allowed unseemly levels of ethnocentrism because ‘tarded?”

  206. @Anonymous
    Steve, this is no time to joke about Wakanda.

    A black, gay actor was beaten in Chicago at 2:00 a.m. by white racists in ski masks. They recognized him from his role on the show Empire. They called him a [email protected] and a nlgger, beat him, poured bleach on him, and told him, "this is MAGA country!" This is all very true.

    If (on the very slim chance) this turns out to be a hoax, it should be properly documented.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5c507c46e4b0f43e410b4a27/amp

    What’s amazing is that millions of leftists will take this guy’s story seriously.

  207. @Arclight
    There's more that's unbelievable about this. It's freezing out, they jumped a guy that they recognize from "Empire" (like white MAGA fans are also avid consumers of a show about blacks in entertainment) and also put a rope around his neck and poured some kind of chemical on him.

    I'm guessing that if he did get jumped it was by a couple of blacks who probably did call him a [email protected] that they saw on Empire, but that's too embarrassing and doesn't fit the narrative.

    …put a rope around his neck and poured some kind of chemical on him.

    I’m guessing Mexican window washers. Sounds like the kind of stuff they would keep in the boot of their hoopty.

  208. @MichiganMom
    OT

    https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2019/01/29/jussie-smollett-hospitalized-in-alleged-hate-crime-attack/

    Supposedly the attackers said “this is MAGA country”. I guess I can believe a 2am drunken dustup at the Subway but that statement just rings so false.

    Conveniently, chlorine, the chemical used, would destroy DNA evidence, which could have been used to identify the race of the reported attackers.

    So we are to believe that two white Trump supporters just happen to be carrying chlorine and a rope with them when they recognize a black, gay actor who stars on a show they are unlikely to watch and know that he is gay, supposedly from watching some celebrity show on TV or reading about him in People Magazine or one of its competitors.

    Right, nothing suspicious about this hate event.

    Has Tawana Brawley started a hate hoax training school?

  209. @istevefan
    When Whites speak about Western Civilization in a manner that suggests they are proud of their heritage, they are mocked for trying to take credit for stuff they didn't do. Yet when blacks show pride in black history month and bang on about claims, often dubious, no one points out that they are trying to take credit for stuff they didn't do.

    Let's change that this year.

    They didn’t build that?

  210. @Alfa158
    Yes, that is the black nationalist idea of stealing knowledge. The Greeks stole all the knowledge that they are famous for from Egypt (which is in Africa, you’ll note). The Africans were then cruelly kept from benefiting from that knowledge. If you have a bicycle and someone steals it, then you don’t have the bicycle any more, right? It’s called magical thinking, something the West mostly gave up at the Enlightenment. In Africa to this day men are lynched as witch doctors during hysterias where other men believe the witch doctor stole their penises. The victims of penis theft actually look at their crotches and think it’s gone.

    “The victims of penis theft actually look at their crotches and think it’s gone.”

    Don’t they find it next time they have to urinate?

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    "No! No way! You don't understand, it was much bigger than that ..."
  211. @the one they call Desanex
    Sheb Wooley (under the name Ben Colder) used to do parody versions of big country hits. “Big Sweet John” was one of his best. “A smashing blow from his mighty purse/Put a California feller in the back of a hearse.”

  212. @Reg Cæsar

    The Africans were then cruelly kept from benefiting from that knowledge. If you have a bicycle and someone steals it, then you don’t have the bicycle any more, right? It’s called magical thinking, something the West mostly gave up at the Enlightenment...
     
    ...and returned to with intellectual property law. If you reproduce your copy of Tom Petty's Greatest and give it to a friend, and his copy is stolen, you still have yours and can replace his. So nobody is out anything.

    Except Petty.

    NB: I'm just having fun. I support reasonable intellectual property protection (I'm the grandson, grandnephew, and great-great-grandson of patent holders), and fully intend to exercise my own should I ever have to.

    Siva Vaidhyanathan, however, thinks such protection goes way too far, and protect the wrong people:

    https://www.amazon.com/Copyrights-Copywrongs-Intellectual-Threatens-Creativity/dp/0814788076

    Does he support copyright on his own works?

  213. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    The Africans were then cruelly kept from benefiting from that knowledge. If you have a bicycle and someone steals it, then you don’t have the bicycle any more, right? It’s called magical thinking, something the West mostly gave up at the Enlightenment...
     
    ...and returned to with intellectual property law. If you reproduce your copy of Tom Petty's Greatest and give it to a friend, and his copy is stolen, you still have yours and can replace his. So nobody is out anything.

    Except Petty.

    NB: I'm just having fun. I support reasonable intellectual property protection (I'm the grandson, grandnephew, and great-great-grandson of patent holders), and fully intend to exercise my own should I ever have to.

    Siva Vaidhyanathan, however, thinks such protection goes way too far, and protect the wrong people:

    https://www.amazon.com/Copyrights-Copywrongs-Intellectual-Threatens-Creativity/dp/0814788076

    The current law which provides for life plus 90 years of “protection” is insane. In the case of almost nonagerian Arthur Miller it means his oeuvre will be completely restricted until 2095, meaning he will have financed either some worthless great grandchildren he never met or some company which will have bought out his kids or grandkids for a pittance.

    Often, it is impossible to get rights to reproduce long tail material (material for which there is a definite but small demand, relatively speaking) because you just can’t get anyone in the New York publishing houses to give you the time of day to talk to you about it. Other times there is no one left to approach, meaning if you reprint anyway, one, you set yourself up for a submarine heir to surface if it takes off, and two, printers won’t do the job because of liability. Sometimes printers won’t do the job when you DO have the rights-they think you are going over on them and will want an extortionate bond or insurance cover to do it.

    Life pus say ten years or fifty years total for corporate copyrights seems good to me. Disney doesn’t agree and the Mouse has an elephant’s penis, er , lobbying budget.

  214. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jim Christian
    Wakanda's air force will get another test spin around the block:
    http://www.seaforces.org/usnair/VA/Attack-Squadron-35-Dateien/image137.jpg

    You know it’s a damn shame none of the Intruders made it on the civil register. Be a hell of a warbird if you didn’t mind the heinous gas bills.

    An interesting aside: in the mid 1970s there was an avionics tech who had saved and patched enough scrapped modules from the Intruder’s computer system that he had the whole thing running at home. One of the first real “home computers” along with the mini (still can’t find what they had-a PDP-8? -11? DG Nova? HP 2xxx/3xxx? ) the Osmonds (yeah, the Mormon singing family) had.

    • Replies: @Jim Christian

    You know it’s a damn shame none of the Intruders made it on the civil register. Be a hell of a warbird if you didn’t mind the heinous gas bills.
     
    Well, it only seats two and the ejection seats complicate the issue maintenance-wise. One of these winding up in civilian hands, impossible, I think. Travolta? They were never up for foreign purchase, they went to the bone yards or sunk for reefs. Even if they gave you one for free, ready to go, I imagine it would cost millions a year if you flew it with any frequency. The tasks were numerous based on hours and days and when it came to oxygen and ejection and cabin air conditioning alone14 planes kept my shop of 5 guys on each shift plenty busy 12 on, 12 off. But no civilian could afford the parts and labor and like you said, fuel. I don't remember the rates of consumption/hour, but I caught a ferry flight from NAS Oceana, Va., in the right-seat to swap an old tanker A-6 for another refurbished A-6 at Whidbey Island. He took the airplane with two 2000lb drop tanks and the main bag held 16,000 lbs, 20K total. Along the way, being my first, he did the usual stunts trying to get me to puke, to know avail, and not for long because the thing was so shitty on gas we had to stop at NAS Fallon for gas to get the rest of the way to Whidbey Island, he was down to a thousand pounds by then. Reverse the order for the flight with the replacement. Who could afford that?

    Nowadays, it's all so controlled up there, they don't get to play much outside of training. Spontaneous playtime in military aircraft is restricted and punished now.
  215. @Reg Cæsar
    And, yes, the first Tyson in the business was a big, bad John. But not quite as heroic as Jimmy's.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnnHprUGKF0

    Rebel Without A Seat Belt?
    (yeah, wasn’t a thing back in ’55)

    Frozen Jimmy Dean Pure Pork Sausage sounds much better than a “sausage fest” or morgue-chilled James Dean Roadkill.

    Heard this homophobic sonic blast from the past on Minnesota’s KQRS many years ago:

    Also see posthumous collaboration of Vladimir Nabokov and Jane Austen in producing an urban legend-ish
    – Invitation To A Beheading: Jayne Mansfield Park & Ride

    See also the food-fight and fury over Tyson Fury vs The Great Non-White Hope aka The Slaughter House Wage-Lowering Immigrant

    paul walker comments not necessary

  216. @Anonymous

    Otherwise you leave the door open for the (valid) argument that importing a smaller amount of high-skilled/high-IQ S. and E. Asian immigrants provides many utilitarian benefits. It does, but it also creates costs that are harder to measure (eg social capital).
     
    It does? Every East Asian and subcontinental immigrant investment banker, lawyer, doctor, nurse, and IT professional is taking a job that would otherwise go to an American native. That deprives Americans of the better jobs in their own country, pushing them down the job and socioeconomic ladder, if they are fortunate to find a job at all.

    For American men, who must depend on high status and high income jobs to attract a female mate and be able to support a family, the impact is especially devastating, as the immigrants become relatively more appealing to American women. This kind of immigration is a miscegenation tool.

    Totally agree. And as my very successful multiple malpractice suits proved, Asian Drs, especially woman Asians drs ain’t all they’re cracked up to be.

    When drs don’t fillow their own practice manuals, their insurance companies have no choice but to settle as fast as possible. And when the malpractice is so blatant, the insurance premiums rise a lot higher than if the Dr made a reasonable effort to follow the manual and standard accepted practice. And they are kicked out of hospital privileges as well.

    I’d rather just burn them at the stake slowly but I got some revenge

    You are right that every single foreigner means another American loses a job.

  217. OTish

    https://stream.org/obianuju-ekeocha-population-control-africa/

    Nigerian Scientist: Gates Foundation Funding ‘Population Control’ in Africa

    For years, Obianuju Ekeocha has criticized U.S.-led efforts to increase birth control and abortion in African nations. She advises what the West can learn from family-centered African cultures.

  218. @Alfa158
    Yes, that is the black nationalist idea of stealing knowledge. The Greeks stole all the knowledge that they are famous for from Egypt (which is in Africa, you’ll note). The Africans were then cruelly kept from benefiting from that knowledge. If you have a bicycle and someone steals it, then you don’t have the bicycle any more, right? It’s called magical thinking, something the West mostly gave up at the Enlightenment. In Africa to this day men are lynched as witch doctors during hysterias where other men believe the witch doctor stole their penises. The victims of penis theft actually look at their crotches and think it’s gone.

    That’s the theory spread by the White Jew Professor Bernal of Cornell university; hundreds of pages of absolute bullshit, including that some African warriors conquered China and became the first Emperors.

  219. @Barnard
    From TMZ:

    We're told cops recently visited a Target Department Store close to where the incident happened and obtained surveillance footage. Our source says the video shows one person -- presumably Jussie -- walking down the street. Officers also visited a nearby apartment building to ask for video.
     
    The Target is on the corner of the next block from the Subway Smollett left at 2 AM. You can see the security cameras near the entrance on Google Street View. There is a PNC branch next to the Subway also, he obviously didn't think through this hoax. The fake hate mail is a unique feature to this story and makes you wonder what his goal is in doing this.

    UPDATE

    4:00 PM PT — Chicago PD confirms to TMZ Jussie told them, in a follow-up interview, about the attackers yelling, “MAGA country.”

    They add Jussie still had the rope around his neck when he made contact with cops at 2:42 AM. Remember, the attack happened around 2 AM.

    Reinforcing the narrative on the first bit… but wording of the second bit makes it sound like even TMZ doesn’t believe it.

  220. @Jim Bob Lassiter
    Free Wakanda movies? It's all a scam by Whitey. The only thing available at the snack bar will be $20 slices of watermelon.

    Never mind $20 watermelon slices, those theatres better worry about the “patrons” smashing and grabbing the jumbo boxes of Milk Duds and Raisinettes. Maybe slashing the seats too. This stunt could really cost them. It’s not like Starbucks declaring their toilets are available to the public; free use of toilets was never going to be that much of a draw. But free movies will really pack ’em in.

    The double-whammie is going to be that paying customers will shy away from patronizing these theatres during the free period.

  221. And where wuz the Black Panther when two Chickago’s huwhite rajsis, masked with a ski masks, put a noose around the neck of some gay black celebrity guy ?

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6645049/Empire-star-Jussie-Smollett-hospitalized-Chicago-premeditated-homophobic-attack.html

    They got me at ski masks part.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon

    They got me at ski masks part.
     
    Why do they call them "ski masks" anyway? I don't recall seeing many skiers wearing them. Plenty of islamic paramilitaries in the middle east wear them, and they don't look like guys who hit the ski slopes.

    Perhaps they should be called "mugger masks" or "rapist maks" or "serial killer masks" or "terrorist masks".
  222. Anonymous[786] • Disclaimer says:

    And who-whom approved for diz Hollliest of The All Days gibs ?

    Adam Aron is CEO of AMC.

    https://variety.com/2017/film/news/adam-aron-amc-cinemacon-exhibition-industry-120201673/

    According to Jewish Exponent,” He’s Got Game” in August of 2012, and, also according
    to Jewish Exponent ,”Sixers Jewish CEO Steps Down” in July of 2013;

    http://jewishexponent.com/2012/08/30/hes-got-game/
    http://jewishexponent.com/2013/07/09/beyond-the-buzzer-sixers-jewish-ceo-steps-down/

    Adam Aron on the subject of waisting your time, money, culture, and future on movies-schmovies:

    “When he talked about being the “face” of the team, Aron recalled last year that “my grandmother — who used to live on Rittenhouse Square — would watch me play outside and say, ‘Put down that ball and pick up a book!’ ”’

    Boycott.
    Ignore.
    Starve The Beast.

    http://jewishexponent.com/2013/07/09/beyond-the-buzzer-sixers-jewish-ceo-steps-down/

  223. @Tarrou
    While I wasn't much a fan of the film, I did see it and was surprised at how deep the hole went once you started thinking about it. The film basically endorses "benevolent" colonialism on a neoliberal model at the end. The whole structure of the film is based on "What if Jared Diamond was right, and culture means nothing, magic rocks explain everything?". Wakanda, by dint of its magic space stones, develops massive technology, but retains a culture from prehistory. The titular King, isn't really even that, in the way we think of kings. He's a chieftain who heads a confederation of chieftains, and cannot even compel the service of subsidiary military forces. And the kingship is held purely by physical force alone. No political development past the Bronze age.

    What's the point? That with free energy and post-scarcity, what people really want to do is wear bones in their nose and beat each other up for status?

    Also worth noting that while at the end they decide to improve the lives of the backwards denizens of the US, they don't bother with the Congo. I get the implied slam on white americans, but it's pretty strange when you think about it.

    Also note, especially on the comic book side, the successful black super hero…

    …gets to join and mix with the white super heroes as they do cool and important stuff.

  224. @International Jew

    Maybe I should learn how to draw comic books and create a “Super Nose Dog” series. Naw! Too reality based. Dogs really do have super noses.
     
    If your superhero dog would be using his super nose to solve crimes, that would be about on the realism level of "Black Panther"; in the real world, dogs use their olfactory superpower to figure out who peed where.

    They’re checking their Pee-mail .

  225. @Kyle
    Mark Steyn makes a Sailerian (nautical?) talking point on Tucker last night, 1-28-19.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvOhV8G1stA

    Tucker cracks a preemptive smile as Steyn begins to describe Biden's gaffe.
    Will anyone important get Wattsoned? Will anyone unimportant get doxxed?

    Hey, who cut Mark off? I want to hear the rest.

  226. @anon
    yeah i rocked my ex wifes world with that documentary

    Did it contribute to her being your ex-wife ?

  227. @jon

    AIDS/HIV is a myth.
     
    I also feel more like the level headed guy in the room after my morning reads on iSteve. Thanks for that.

    “I also feel more like the level headed guy in the room after my morning reads on iSteve.”

    Try reading the comments on one of UR’s Pat Buchanan articles. You’ll feel like the only sane person left on the planet.

    • Agree: M. Hartley
  228. @Stan Adams
    Don't give Hollywood a minute of your time or a penny of your money.

    I don't have cable; I don't have Netflix or Amazon Prime; I don't go to the movies. And I never feel that I'm missing out on anything worthwhile.

    I don’t have cable; I don’t have Netflix or Amazon Prime; I don’t go to the movies. And I never feel that I’m missing out on anything worthwhile.

    What age are you, if I may ask?

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Did you ask something?
    , @Stan Adams
    North of 30 and south of 40.
  229. @Kibernetika
    Good one, Mr. Christian ;) And don't forget that "loose lips sink ships:"

    http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/3d5RuDGyel2x.jpg

    Not sure if Jones has the latest scuttlebutt about Wakandan forces, what with their extreme secrecy and all, but if they're using A-6s, they're likely working with Iran. Isn't Iran still trying to keep their Tomcats airworthy?

    Early 1970s: Grumman Aviation employees had bumper stickers on their cars touting the F-14 and the RIAF.

    Late '70s and early '80s: Grumman aviation employees remove the cool Tomcat stickers. "Ayatollah Assaholah" bumper stickers appear. I still miss seeing the "Airborne: Death from Above" bumper stickers.

    When I watched “Black Panther” I joked to my girlfriend that if the lip guy was caught in a Florida thunderstorm and ran for cover he would probably drown. She couldn’t stop laughing. Had to pause the flick.

  230. @Anonymous

    I don’t have cable; I don’t have Netflix or Amazon Prime; I don’t go to the movies. And I never feel that I’m missing out on anything worthwhile.
     
    What age are you, if I may ask?

    Did you ask something?

  231. @Perplexed
    "The victims of penis theft actually look at their crotches and think it’s gone."

    Don't they find it next time they have to urinate?

    “No! No way! You don’t understand, it was much bigger than that …”

  232. @El Dato
    OTOH, are there many black "intellectual property" lawyers?

    Intellectual property lawyers are generally shakedown artists, and blacks are often shakedown artists. It’s like getting your peanut butter in their chocolate, but you better be paying royalties on that peanut-derived product.

  233. @Barnard
    From TMZ:

    We're told cops recently visited a Target Department Store close to where the incident happened and obtained surveillance footage. Our source says the video shows one person -- presumably Jussie -- walking down the street. Officers also visited a nearby apartment building to ask for video.
     
    The Target is on the corner of the next block from the Subway Smollett left at 2 AM. You can see the security cameras near the entrance on Google Street View. There is a PNC branch next to the Subway also, he obviously didn't think through this hoax. The fake hate mail is a unique feature to this story and makes you wonder what his goal is in doing this.

    What a pathetic hate hoax. Jussie is half Jewish and I’m embarrassed for him.

    Anyway, interesting family: he’s got sisters named Jazz and Jurnee, brothers named JoJo, Jake, and Jocqui. I wonder if his Jewish father had any role in picking those names. They’re all kinda black. On the other hand, they’re also all plausible Anglicizations of various Hebrew names…I’m thinking I-zevel and Ya’ara for the girls, Yoshiahu, Ya’akov, Yehoyakhin and Yosef for the boys.

  234. @El Dato
    the founding myth of what? more income for Big Pharma?

    It certainly did advance the science of virology.

    the founding myth of what? more income for Big Pharma?

    The founding myth of the Rainbow Nation.

    You know… the Homocaust.

  235. @Anonymous

    I don’t have cable; I don’t have Netflix or Amazon Prime; I don’t go to the movies. And I never feel that I’m missing out on anything worthwhile.
     
    What age are you, if I may ask?

    North of 30 and south of 40.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Do you find yourself regularly on the outside of conversations? TV and movies are a big part of people's lives.

    How do you manage to connect with people?
  236. @Steve Sailer
    None at all. Or to be fair, that Lesotho has a ski hill. I learned that from the movie and then doing some reading on the director, who visited Lesotho before making the movie. I wouldn't be surprised if the director Ryan Coogler, who is a talented man, has some kind of Darwinian theory that if Bantus had been able to move into southern Africa, displacing Bushmen, without encountering whites coming up from Capetown, they would have had to evolve to deal with winters. Successful movie directors spend a lot of time worrying about the future.

    The Wakandans have monorails and maglev trains, but also, spears and ritual scaring? And you’re telling me that the origin of their society’s advanced science and engineering capabilities was a chance collision with an asteroid containing vibrainium. Seriously, Vi-BRAIN-ium? I can’t help feeling that Stan Lee and Jack Kirby were satirizing African culture as they understood it. Perhaps, if the mythical asteroid contained IQ-ium this would be more apparent. At 52 years and counting could this be the longest running punking ever? One that has even outlived its creators.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Maybe not. Mormons still worship MORONi, right?
  237. @Buffalo Joe
    Reg, Saw "The Naked Prey" at the drive-in, suspended all amorous activity for that thriller.

    Great film and come to think of it, a little like Mel Gibson’s excellent Apocalypto – in its “give him a head start” plot device – which seems to be a genre or trope of its own.

    One or more Steve Sailer threads suggest that Mel (white, older, “right-wing”) is at some risk of turning into something like this:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibson_Girl

    Worst case 2020 scenario – the election of “Apocalypto” Louis Farrakhan?

  238. @Anonymous
    And where wuz the Black Panther when two Chickago's huwhite rajsis, masked with a ski masks, put a noose around the neck of some gay black celebrity guy ?

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6645049/Empire-star-Jussie-Smollett-hospitalized-Chicago-premeditated-homophobic-attack.html


    They got me at ski masks part.

    They got me at ski masks part.

    Why do they call them “ski masks” anyway? I don’t recall seeing many skiers wearing them. Plenty of islamic paramilitaries in the middle east wear them, and they don’t look like guys who hit the ski slopes.

    Perhaps they should be called “mugger masks” or “rapist maks” or “serial killer masks” or “terrorist masks”.

  239. Black HISTORY??

    Being a contingent inheritor of the venerated, proliferated, literature-established and historically-validated language of English, confidently and arrogantly reading lines in a Afro-English accent written by someone else about being a fictional, indigenous female African genius engineer, industrial designer, programmer, warrior, is not quite the same as actually being a genius engineer or designer or programmer or warrior (in reality separate roles arising from differing inherent strengths and inclinations…

    https://comicicons.wordpress.com/2017/06/15/shuri-letitia-wright/shuri-letitia-wright/#main

  240. @Stan Adams
    North of 30 and south of 40.

    Do you find yourself regularly on the outside of conversations? TV and movies are a big part of people’s lives.

    How do you manage to connect with people?

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    There are lots of things to talk about - an entire universe of ideas, events, and personalities.

    Besides, I pick up enough pop-culture trivia through osmosis to bullshit my way through the occasional conversation about the latest overrated TV show.
  241. @Anonymous

    Uh ...
     
    I haven't seen Black Panther, but to what extent does it shed light on African-American history or African history? Even a technically fictional account of something can contain some instruction as to "how things were."

    As Elise Wiesel has been quoted as saying,

    In literature, Rebbe, certain things are true though they didn’t happen, while others are not, even if they did.

    Anonymous[168] asked:

    I haven’t seen Black Panther, but to what extent does it shed light on African-American history or African history?

    Historically irrelevant, but the movie was mildly entertaining — not as good as “Logan” or “Winter Soldier,” but not the worst of the Marvel movies. The most engaging characters were the female scientist and warrior, and, of course, Andy Serkis as a villain.

    Despite the trashing some here are giving it, it was, strangely, sort of “Alt-Right,” making a case that an advanced country could not allow itself to be over-run by the riff-raff.

    Also, it is far better if black kids model themselves on the black good guys in this film than many of the black celebrities that are commonly put forward by pop culture.

    So, on the whole, I’d say the movie may have had a somewhat positive effect on American culture. We’ve done worse.

    • Replies: @Svigor
    Logan, that was the one with the baby-Wolverine, right? What Godawful scheisse. Turned it off after the baby Wolverine reveal.
  242. @MichiganMom
    OT

    https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2019/01/29/jussie-smollett-hospitalized-in-alleged-hate-crime-attack/

    Supposedly the attackers said “this is MAGA country”. I guess I can believe a 2am drunken dustup at the Subway but that statement just rings so false.

    The New York Times is on board with this one, claiming that the Chicago Police Department is the source of the details. I don’t click on NYT stories so I only saw the headline and subhead in my news aggregator. But I presume way down in the story they admit that the perp/victim was the actual source, and they probably don’t mention at all that his claims are completely uncorroborated.

    I expect this one will go hot-potato style, once it’s served its purpose.

    • Replies: @M. Hartley
    Somewhat belatedly, I realize that this is its own iSteve post already. As you were, ladies and gents.

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/homophobic-racist-trump-supporters-attempt-to-lynch-gay-black-tv-star-in-downtown-chicago/

  243. @Mr. Anon

    That’s an amazing fact if true. I would have guessed Bhutan or Nepal or Lichtenstein or Andorra.
     
    According to Wikipedia (which I have no reason to doubt on this point), the lowest point in Nepal is 59m in elevation.

    I agree - remarkable. I too would have guessed any of the countries you mentioned to hold that distinction, not Lesotho.

    Right. I knew Nepal had lowlands, but I didn’t know they were as low as that. Turns out a couple of their rivers are Ganges tributaries. So is the Lesotho claim accurate? Well, Wikipedia says so. Its lowest elevation is nearly a mile high.

  244. @Alfa158
    Yes, that is the black nationalist idea of stealing knowledge. The Greeks stole all the knowledge that they are famous for from Egypt (which is in Africa, you’ll note). The Africans were then cruelly kept from benefiting from that knowledge. If you have a bicycle and someone steals it, then you don’t have the bicycle any more, right? It’s called magical thinking, something the West mostly gave up at the Enlightenment. In Africa to this day men are lynched as witch doctors during hysterias where other men believe the witch doctor stole their penises. The victims of penis theft actually look at their crotches and think it’s gone.

    Alfa158 wrote:

    Yes, that is the black nationalist idea of stealing knowledge. The Greeks stole all the knowledge that they are famous for from Egypt (which is in Africa, you’ll note). The Africans were then cruelly kept from benefiting from that knowledge. If you have a bicycle and someone steals it, then you don’t have the bicycle any more, right?

    Well, it is the same attitude the US is now taking towards China, specifically in the attacks on Huawei. One of the claims is that Huawei had an explicit bonus plan for any employee who managed to steal ideas from the West!

    I worked in Silicon Valley back in its heyday when we invented physical things, instead of just figuring out clever ways to market social media. “Intellectual property” was not that big of a thing in the Valley back then: you figured that by the time your competitors copied your latest thing and brought it to market, you had a later latest thing — if you were any good.

    Now, amazon thinks they can patent idiotic stuff like “One-click” ordering!

    Of course, schoolboys used to learn (back when we studied history) that the US did to Britain in the early days of the Industrial Revolution exactly the same thing that China is now doing to the US.

    Rising powers get better and better at making stuff and do not care where or how they learn to make it better. Fading powers try to hoard their old ideas, thinking that they can live off old glories forever, without actually getting better at what they do.

    Reminds me to tell my kids to brush up on their Mandarin.

  245. @M. Hartley
    The New York Times is on board with this one, claiming that the Chicago Police Department is the source of the details. I don't click on NYT stories so I only saw the headline and subhead in my news aggregator. But I presume way down in the story they admit that the perp/victim was the actual source, and they probably don't mention at all that his claims are completely uncorroborated.

    I expect this one will go hot-potato style, once it's served its purpose.

    Somewhat belatedly, I realize that this is its own iSteve post already. As you were, ladies and gents.

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/homophobic-racist-trump-supporters-attempt-to-lynch-gay-black-tv-star-in-downtown-chicago/

  246. @Tarrou
    While I wasn't much a fan of the film, I did see it and was surprised at how deep the hole went once you started thinking about it. The film basically endorses "benevolent" colonialism on a neoliberal model at the end. The whole structure of the film is based on "What if Jared Diamond was right, and culture means nothing, magic rocks explain everything?". Wakanda, by dint of its magic space stones, develops massive technology, but retains a culture from prehistory. The titular King, isn't really even that, in the way we think of kings. He's a chieftain who heads a confederation of chieftains, and cannot even compel the service of subsidiary military forces. And the kingship is held purely by physical force alone. No political development past the Bronze age.

    What's the point? That with free energy and post-scarcity, what people really want to do is wear bones in their nose and beat each other up for status?

    Also worth noting that while at the end they decide to improve the lives of the backwards denizens of the US, they don't bother with the Congo. I get the implied slam on white americans, but it's pretty strange when you think about it.

    I also noticed that Wakanda reflected the real-life matriarchal system of Africa where the women do all the heavy lifting and the men do nothing but fight. This in reflected in the all-female bodyguard of the king and the king’s sister doing all the genius science stuff.

  247. @Buffalo Joe
    Peri, Is she talking about "working girls?"

    No doubt there could be a little bit of both.

  248. @syonredux
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQrE8vOM0ss

    Oi! Don’t throw bloody spears at me!

  249. @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    "An African retrovirus got Freddy Mercury in the end."

    I see what you did there.

    In truth, other men's DNA and feces got into Freddy's bloodstream via his nether regions and overwhelmed his immune system. AIDS/HIV is a myth.

    When sodomites hid their deathstyle for fear of imprisonment and capital punishment, they restrained their behaviors, which benefitted their health.

    HIV is not sepsis, buddy.

  250. @Spaulding Smails
    Haven’t watched one in a few months, but every episode of Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist was up on YouTube last I checked.

    EDIT: Yup, still there! Thanks for the heads up about Africa Addio, btw. Saw it with some friends a few years back and we weren’t exactly sober. After this thread I was (probably) gonna go through the trouble of torrenting it but YouTube is a lot easier.

    ISPs have been cracking down on even quick torrent downloads lately. At least for US content, european TV is still safe.

    Probably because the big ISPs keep buying content companies so aren’t passive common carriers anymore. 20+ years of data liberation coming to an end!

  251. @Hippopotamusdrome


    it is a mirror of black fantasy life

     

    No animals were harmed blacks were involved in the creation of this comic.


    Black Panther (comics)
    Publisher Marvel Comics
    Created by Stan Lee
    Jack Kirby

     



    Stan Lee
    Stanley Martin Lieber was born on December 28, 1922, in Manhattan, New York City, in the apartment of his Romanian-born Jewish immigrant parents

     



    Jack Kirby
    Jack Kirby was born Jacob Kurtzberg ... in New York City... His parents... were Austrian Jewish immigrants

     



    Marvel Comics
    Founder Martin Goodman

     



    Martin Goodman (publisher)
    His parents were Jewish immigrants who had met in the United States after separately moving from their native Vilna, Russian Empire. The family lived at different homes in the New York City

     

    Joos were involved in the comic book business? Say it ain’t so Joe. Next thing, you’ll tell me that they made the Andy Hardy movies too.

    The original internal concept name for Black Panther inside Marvel was “Coal Tiger”. Actually, between me and you, Stan called him “the schvartze with the cat outfit” – “Jack, so then the schvartze with the cat outfit punches the big shvartze with the spear…”, but don’t tell anyone.

  252. @Anonymous
    Do you find yourself regularly on the outside of conversations? TV and movies are a big part of people's lives.

    How do you manage to connect with people?

    There are lots of things to talk about – an entire universe of ideas, events, and personalities.

    Besides, I pick up enough pop-culture trivia through osmosis to bullshit my way through the occasional conversation about the latest overrated TV show.

  253. @MartinGale
    The Wakandans have monorails and maglev trains, but also, spears and ritual scaring? And you're telling me that the origin of their society's advanced science and engineering capabilities was a chance collision with an asteroid containing vibrainium. Seriously, Vi-BRAIN-ium? I can't help feeling that Stan Lee and Jack Kirby were satirizing African culture as they understood it. Perhaps, if the mythical asteroid contained IQ-ium this would be more apparent. At 52 years and counting could this be the longest running punking ever? One that has even outlived its creators.

    Maybe not. Mormons still worship MORONi, right?

  254. @anonymous
    That's what can happen when you don't back up your files.

    Anon117 , That is too funny.

  255. @Dr. X
    How about free screenings of Death Wish and Dirty Harry for White History Month?

    Captain Joshua Slocum, Sailing Alone Around The World.

    Oh wait. Nobody ever made a movie of that.

  256. @Anonymous
    You know it's a damn shame none of the Intruders made it on the civil register. Be a hell of a warbird if you didn't mind the heinous gas bills.

    An interesting aside: in the mid 1970s there was an avionics tech who had saved and patched enough scrapped modules from the Intruder's computer system that he had the whole thing running at home. One of the first real "home computers" along with the mini (still can't find what they had-a PDP-8? -11? DG Nova? HP 2xxx/3xxx? ) the Osmonds (yeah, the Mormon singing family) had.

    You know it’s a damn shame none of the Intruders made it on the civil register. Be a hell of a warbird if you didn’t mind the heinous gas bills.

    Well, it only seats two and the ejection seats complicate the issue maintenance-wise. One of these winding up in civilian hands, impossible, I think. Travolta? They were never up for foreign purchase, they went to the bone yards or sunk for reefs. Even if they gave you one for free, ready to go, I imagine it would cost millions a year if you flew it with any frequency. The tasks were numerous based on hours and days and when it came to oxygen and ejection and cabin air conditioning alone14 planes kept my shop of 5 guys on each shift plenty busy 12 on, 12 off. But no civilian could afford the parts and labor and like you said, fuel. I don’t remember the rates of consumption/hour, but I caught a ferry flight from NAS Oceana, Va., in the right-seat to swap an old tanker A-6 for another refurbished A-6 at Whidbey Island. He took the airplane with two 2000lb drop tanks and the main bag held 16,000 lbs, 20K total. Along the way, being my first, he did the usual stunts trying to get me to puke, to know avail, and not for long because the thing was so shitty on gas we had to stop at NAS Fallon for gas to get the rest of the way to Whidbey Island, he was down to a thousand pounds by then. Reverse the order for the flight with the replacement. Who could afford that?

    Nowadays, it’s all so controlled up there, they don’t get to play much outside of training. Spontaneous playtime in military aircraft is restricted and punished now.

  257. @Kibernetika
    Good one, Mr. Christian ;) And don't forget that "loose lips sink ships:"

    http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/3d5RuDGyel2x.jpg

    Not sure if Jones has the latest scuttlebutt about Wakandan forces, what with their extreme secrecy and all, but if they're using A-6s, they're likely working with Iran. Isn't Iran still trying to keep their Tomcats airworthy?

    Early 1970s: Grumman Aviation employees had bumper stickers on their cars touting the F-14 and the RIAF.

    Late '70s and early '80s: Grumman aviation employees remove the cool Tomcat stickers. "Ayatollah Assaholah" bumper stickers appear. I still miss seeing the "Airborne: Death from Above" bumper stickers.

    The head on view of the A6 with the double windshield was made into cat’s eyes (Panther’s) for squadron patches. I don’t ever remember my squadron’s nickname ever being associated with the Panthers of Burn Baby Burn, for instance. It was a tail insignia and a symbol of pouncing, not race.Although burn, baby burn IS the ugly purpose of such aircraft, but it was all a lark to us..

    I remember the F-14 patches from Grumman, it showed a tomcat, a cat that is, leaning against the plane with a six-shooter in hand, blowing the smoke off the end of the barrel, shit eating grin and a caption that said “Anytime, Baby!” We sailed with VF84 and VF-41.

    If Iran has the chops to get an F-14 in the air at this stage of the game, Allah Be Blessed. They never had the Phoenix Missile system, IIRC, few parts and I imagine no tech support from Grumman after the Shah, other than Ollie North’s corruptions late eighties. As for mechanical talent, they’re shit-hot if they can even get one in the air, let alone fight. We’re talking 45 year old planes. Forty-Five years. Can’t believe it. Jesus!

  258. @PhysicistDave
    Anonymous[168] asked:

    I haven’t seen Black Panther, but to what extent does it shed light on African-American history or African history?
     
    Historically irrelevant, but the movie was mildly entertaining -- not as good as "Logan" or "Winter Soldier," but not the worst of the Marvel movies. The most engaging characters were the female scientist and warrior, and, of course, Andy Serkis as a villain.

    Despite the trashing some here are giving it, it was, strangely, sort of "Alt-Right," making a case that an advanced country could not allow itself to be over-run by the riff-raff.

    Also, it is far better if black kids model themselves on the black good guys in this film than many of the black celebrities that are commonly put forward by pop culture.

    So, on the whole, I'd say the movie may have had a somewhat positive effect on American culture. We've done worse.

    Logan, that was the one with the baby-Wolverine, right? What Godawful scheisse. Turned it off after the baby Wolverine reveal.

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