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A website called Media Analytics lets you graph the New York Times’ usage of words and phrases from 1970-2017. For example, for years the New York Times used “whiteness” in articles about polar exploration, laundry bleach, and interior decorating. But suddenly, around 2015, “whiteness” became the Times‘ go-to racial slur.

Update: Wow, David Rozado has used his Media Analytics tool to map the NYT’s growing love of Woke jargon:

 
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  1. TUWO Fleeing.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    TUWO Fleeing
     
    Boko Haram?
  2. Why was there an anti-semitism spike in the 90s(?)? Pat Buchanan?

    • Replies: @Cagey Beast
    In retrospect, the 90's was the era of Peak Jew. I guess the Princess could still feel the anti-Semitic pea underneath all those mattresses.
  3. I only get results for single words. When I try something like gay rights it is all zeros.

    • Replies: @jon
    You have to click on the 'NLP' link, it takes you here: https://media-analytics.op-bit.nz/nlp
  4. (Looks at graph soup)

    “The New York-Kampff test results are very clear ….”

    “I…”

    “Deckard, you have to do your duty!”

    • Replies: @BenKenobi
    “Sure, I’ll plot my mother on your graph!”
  5. I’ll try to beat the rush:

    “for years I thought what was good for the country was good for General Motors and vice versa.”

  6. The numbers for 1979 and 1980 are always the same. They must have used the data for one of those years in place of the other. I am guessing they left out 1980 since there are no hits for Abscam until 1981.

  7. The Unbearable Whiteness of British
    Atop The Ungrateful Volcano of Iraq

    by Milan Caldera

    too stoopid: the un-bearable whiteness of polar bears

  8. Hateful is shown twice, but hurtful isn’t there at all.

    I would like to see sex change and transsexual and other words from 50 years ago. I bet LaRouche peaked during those few years when he was a pretend right-winger, then tanked when he went back to conspiracy theories and worshipping FDR.

    Where’s global warming?

  9. “whiteness” became the Times’s go-to racial slur

    And not coincidentally, that of the larger ‘culture’.

    It’s an accurate and telling formulation.

    • Replies: @Anonymous

    It’s an accurate and telling formulation.
     
    What exactly is accurate about it? What is telling?
  10. @Jack Armstrong
    TUWO Fleeing.

    TUWO Fleeing

    Boko Haram?

  11. This is just a modern twist to Kipling’s White Man’s Burden; the burden of the empire being conquered by its former subjects and whitey having to bdear that burden in retribution for their original sins.

    • Replies: @bomag

    ...the burden of the empire being conquered by its former subjects
     
    It's not even that romantic. It is mainly GDP urchins and asylum claimants looting the nice places.
    , @Anonymous

    and whitey having to bdear that burden in retribution for their original sins.
     
    There were no "original sins".
  12. Negro went out of fashion pretty quickly.

  13. Umm hmm sometimes :

  14. No, Not “Pygmy Lion”*

    The Unbearable Whiteness of Pygmalion

    -racist cuz of a perception that Pygmalion fell in love with one of his *unpainted* white sculptures. The “My Fair Lady” spinoff is also deplorable because one of the meanings of “fair.”
    The etymology of “pygmy” might be derived from the Greek, “pugme” – a person small as a fist or the span of the elbow to the knuckles – not to be confused with a request made of a robot, golem or sculpture: “tug me.”

    * Islands sometimes breed small humans, mammoths – and in the case above, pygmy lions in ancient Crete.

  15. Hmm – the word gang mentality on display.

    A picture is worth a thousand words – how revealing.

  16. @a
    I only get results for single words. When I try something like gay rights it is all zeros.

    You have to click on the ‘NLP’ link, it takes you here: https://media-analytics.op-bit.nz/nlp

  17. Well, we’re past peak AIDS, and maybe fatshaming.

  18. @Kent Nationalist
    Why was there an anti-semitism spike in the 90s(?)? Pat Buchanan?

    In retrospect, the 90’s was the era of Peak Jew. I guess the Princess could still feel the anti-Semitic pea underneath all those mattresses.

    • Replies: @Ozymandias
    There's a gay rights/homophobia/victimization spike in the nineties, along with a war spike. This is explained by the Devil's Tower graph of AIDS use. All those Bootygiggers were victims of the war on homo, no doubt.

    But the justice warriors do recognize an opportunity, and when you're on a hot streak why not rail against antisemitism/ semitic along with racism/sexism?
  19. JimB says:

    I’m interested in how the social justice racket gets staffed and monetized. I suspect that the heavy black presence in corporate and government HR departments provides a means for spreading money to diversity consultants, usually former affirmative action students at America’s elite colleges. These dumbbells run power point driven racial lemon sessions, riffing on the latest brain farts from university grievance studies departments across the country. It’s white money in, and racist anti-white bullshit out.

    • Replies: @Hereward
    The Diversity Bureaucratic Complex.
    , @The Wild Geese Howard
    Oh no, in the corporate world they make us take 20-30 minute long online training sessions about, "muh diversity, muh inclusiveness," on a quarterly basis.

    The official corporate screen saver features images that look like the set up for a blue vidclip showcasing, "blacks on blondes."

    Fortunately one can still change the screen saver to changing geometric patterns or change the power settings to shut down the display.
    , @NobodyKnowsImADog
    I think you're dead on with that prognosis. I think it started in earnest with Jesse Jackson's shakedown of PepsiCo, and has been ongoing with various "anti-racism" rackets. Basically, various groups come out of the woodwork and threaten companies with lawsuits and poor media if they don't "donate" to their groups and staff people from their organization, which gives them increasing leverage over the company. This is the job description of "Community Organizers" like Obama prior to his political career.

    There's an interview a while back that covered how this whole process happens, but I can't for the life of me find it. I think it was JF Gariepy hosting, and someone was talking about it in the wake of the Starbucks bathroom fiasco last year, but the guest covered how this process directly led to the "fair housing" act that created the 2008 housing crash and financial meltdown.
  20. General Motors and Church. Ha, ha, ha.

  21. I’m surprised there aren’t any economic tag words listed.

    -Union
    -minimum wage
    -affordable housing
    -etc…

  22. I think you’ll agree this graph proves that “Get woke Get CO2” is 97% confirmed.

    • LOL: bomag
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    Whatever else anybody has to say about it, START YOUR Y-AXES AT ZERO, ASSHOLES!
  23. Sodomy took big jumps in 1986, 1997, and 2003, then receded. Makes the graph look somewhat erectile. Anal has a similarly weird history. Erectile itself took Viagra in 2004, pedophile in 2002.

    I can’t get it to work for two words, but warming has gone downhill since 2008. Token has lost purchase. Victim is high and steady. Rape troughed in the late Clinton years, as if the word was avoided.

    Brie and quiche are early ’80s fads. Laetrile

    Homosexual is appropriately histrionic.

    • Replies: @Anon
    Obsessed much?
    , @Stan Adams
    There were major Supreme Court decisions about sodomy in 1986 and 2003. The Abner Louima controversy erupted in 1997.

    "Lewinsky" took a *huge* spike in 1998.
  24. If you want a weird graph, try Sailer.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    I suspect the peaks of "Sailer" being mentioned in the NYT are Winter Olympics years when Austrian skier "Toni Sailer" is recalled. He was the star of the 1956 Olympics. When I was in Austria in 1980, my name produced a certain amount of excitement that I'd never experienced before (or since).
  25. Holocaust was below .0005 in 1970 and peaked around 1997.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Holocaust was below .0005 in 1970 and peaked around 1997
     
    In the '50s and '60s, it was preceded by "nuclear".
    , @Forbes
    I'd be hinting at my age a little, but the Holocaust, as such, was not a topic in my high school history courses.

    Oh, we studied WWII and knew about Nazi atrocities and concentration camps, et al. Holocaust just wasn't a term in use.

    And contra Reg Caesar, nuclear holocaust wasn't used either. As the US dropped the "atomic bomb" on Japan, terminology hadn't yet been modernized. We had "fallout" shelters and practiced defensive drills in school--but they were for the atomic bomb, not nuclear weapons or a nuclear holocaust.
  26. Kyle says:

    Implicit bias has a dramatic spike. It’s surprising the times took so long to invent that accusatory term. The fat shaming, non binary, and toxic masculinity crises are social constructs of the last decade. The New York Times had never heard of them before 2010. On the other hand victimization and institutional racism have existed since at least 1970. Micro aggressions had a dramatic spike then fall, I wonder why? I have a few theories but they aren’t well though out, some of you commenters may have better insight. Multiculturalism appeared from nowhere around 1990. The last thing that catches my eye is duties. Duties are down steadily.

  27. Anonymous[375] • Disclaimer says:

    I noticed virtually all the media seemed to go SJW mad over the last few years, but seeing these graphs really illustrates it well.

    What amazed and still amazes me, is how it seemed to happen all at once. It really seemed coordinated. Within the span of a few years the tone of the media just changed radically. Even magazines that previously had zero political focus, suddenly developed a similar sort of SJW ideology.

    It’s been fascinating to witness it, and a bit scary.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    See the Lang link. I almost suspect Thiel was behind it as a sort of BLM-style GOTV for young white males thru maximal annoyance.
    , @Forbes
    The explosion of social media, and the decline of print media, means the wider culture has its say first--which is youth culture, early adopters of social media--while what remains of print media and newspapers are now cultural trend-followers, rather than trend-setters.

    For my lifetime, the media dog obsessed over their youth culture tail, now the tail wags the dog.

    High schools and colleges are encampments of PC/SJW indoctrination and the unlearning of Western culture and civilization--all telegraphed and reinforced through society by social media.
  28. Didnt obama give masses of money to media companies to “fight extremism” around this time? Maybe that’s when they hired a bunch of resentment studies majors to write articles.

  29. By coincidence, if you string all those words together, you get a pretty standard Current Year NYT article.

    In fact, they may be writing by algorithm now.

  30. OT

    No, this is not The Onion (or The Babylon Bee). Hillary Clinton is to be the keynote speaker at a–get this!–cybersecurity summit:

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    Hillary and her demon-spawn daughter are also putting together a production company in Hollywood. Because the market for political propaganda disguised as entertainment is limitless.
  31. @The Alarmist
    This is just a modern twist to Kipling's White Man's Burden; the burden of the empire being conquered by its former subjects and whitey having to bdear that burden in retribution for their original sins.

    …the burden of the empire being conquered by its former subjects

    It’s not even that romantic. It is mainly GDP urchins and asylum claimants looting the nice places.

    • Replies: @Forbes
    Yeah, it's not the empire being conquered, it's the civilization being overrun by hoards--Huns, marauders, invaders, immigrants, aliens, et al. Dozens of words have been used or invented to describe alien peoples who have no interest in your way of life--who only see you as a means to their ends.

    Modern civilization is not principally destroyed in the ancient (and not so ancient) ways of physical destruction, killing, and plunder, but by means of destroying the culture--the ways, customs, traditions, language, religion, ethics, morals, folkways, and assumptions of the people.
  32. Anon[483] • Disclaimer says:

    I wonder how he managed to scrape this much data. I’m surprised the Times isn’t monitoring for that kind of activity. Normally you have some honeypot pages that nobody would ever reach in a non-automated fashion, which alert you to a scraper.

    And their browsewrapped terms of service say: “You shall not use robots, spiders, scripts, service, software or any manual or automatic device, tool, or process designed to data mine or scrape the Content, data or information from the Services, or otherwise access or collect the Content, data or information from the Services using automated means.”

    The 1984 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act was amended, post 9/11, to cover stuff like this. It goes way beyond malicious hacking and can send you to the slammer for stuff like editing a URL to remove the last part of the slug and move up in the hierarchy.

    He needs to keep a low profile, I think.

    • Replies: @Forbes
    What's the difference with this practice or analysis and what Google (and others) does, shall we say, to accumulate data, analyze traffic, etc.?

    I'm curious (not being a wiseguy).
  33. @An Aussie
    I think you'll agree this graph proves that "Get woke Get CO2" is 97% confirmed.

    http://www.sciencealert.com/images/2019-05/017-carbon-ppm-415-co2-2.jpg

    Whatever else anybody has to say about it, START YOUR Y-AXES AT ZERO, ASSHOLES!

    • Replies: @An Aussie
    Facts and good stories are mutually exclusive constraints...
  34. That was when the VC community decided somehow that wokeness was enormously profitable. It explains so much that came after from gamergate (actually an attack on devs as it turned out, and VC backing explains how they got so much stuff mysteriously shut down) to the ESPN debacle.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/wesyang/status/1126457775469596674

  35. @El Dato
    (Looks at graph soup)

    "The New York-Kampff test results are very clear ...."

    "I..."

    "Deckard, you have to do your duty!"

    “Sure, I’ll plot my mother on your graph!”

  36. @JimB
    I'm interested in how the social justice racket gets staffed and monetized. I suspect that the heavy black presence in corporate and government HR departments provides a means for spreading money to diversity consultants, usually former affirmative action students at America's elite colleges. These dumbbells run power point driven racial lemon sessions, riffing on the latest brain farts from university grievance studies departments across the country. It's white money in, and racist anti-white bullshit out.

    The Diversity Bureaucratic Complex.

  37. Anonymous[336] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mr McKenna

    “whiteness” became the Times's go-to racial slur
     
    And not coincidentally, that of the larger 'culture'.

    It's an accurate and telling formulation.

    It’s an accurate and telling formulation.

    What exactly is accurate about it? What is telling?

  38. Anonymous[336] • Disclaimer says:
    @The Alarmist
    This is just a modern twist to Kipling's White Man's Burden; the burden of the empire being conquered by its former subjects and whitey having to bdear that burden in retribution for their original sins.

    and whitey having to bdear that burden in retribution for their original sins.

    There were no “original sins”.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    There were no “original sins”.
     
    There was no valid reason to bring Africans to the Americas. If they belonged here, they'd have made it under their own power.

    So, yes, we're paying for that original sin.
  39. @Anonymous
    I noticed virtually all the media seemed to go SJW mad over the last few years, but seeing these graphs really illustrates it well.

    What amazed and still amazes me, is how it seemed to happen all at once. It really seemed coordinated. Within the span of a few years the tone of the media just changed radically. Even magazines that previously had zero political focus, suddenly developed a similar sort of SJW ideology.

    It’s been fascinating to witness it, and a bit scary.

    See the Lang link. I almost suspect Thiel was behind it as a sort of BLM-style GOTV for young white males thru maximal annoyance.

  40. interesting that the term whiteness became popular in the exact year when the Number of White people peaked in the United states. While the U.S. population grew 6% between 2010 and 2018, a gain of 18 million, the white population began falling after peaking in 2015 at 198 Million.

    Population—-2010 — 2015 — 2020 — 2030 — 2040
    United States- 309 M – 321 M – 333 M – 357 M – 375 M
    White ———- 197 M – 198 M – 197 M – 196 M – 194 M

    Between 2007 and 2018, the number of births to non-Hispanic Whites fell 12 percent. At the same time, the number of non-Hispanic White deaths increased because of the aging of the population and the rise in mortality rates among the middle-aged. Deaths now exceed births among Whites.

  41. @MikeatMikedotMike
    Holocaust was below .0005 in 1970 and peaked around 1997.

    Holocaust was below .0005 in 1970 and peaked around 1997

    In the ’50s and ’60s, it was preceded by “nuclear”.

  42. @Anonymous

    and whitey having to bdear that burden in retribution for their original sins.
     
    There were no "original sins".

    There were no “original sins”.

    There was no valid reason to bring Africans to the Americas. If they belonged here, they’d have made it under their own power.

    So, yes, we’re paying for that original sin.

  43. Here, at the bottom of the intersectional pyramid, desperate measures are required in order to stave off complete marginalization. My plan: Eat myself into an obesity diagnosis, have the doctor prescribe a fat person cart for my new disability, fly rainbow flags from the handles of said cart.

  44. @Digital Samizdat
    OT

    No, this is not The Onion (or The Babylon Bee). Hillary Clinton is to be the keynote speaker at a--get this!--cybersecurity summit:

    https://twitter.com/FireEye/status/1134069469888864256

    Hillary and her demon-spawn daughter are also putting together a production company in Hollywood. Because the market for political propaganda disguised as entertainment is limitless.

  45. @MikeatMikedotMike
    Holocaust was below .0005 in 1970 and peaked around 1997.

    I’d be hinting at my age a little, but the Holocaust, as such, was not a topic in my high school history courses.

    Oh, we studied WWII and knew about Nazi atrocities and concentration camps, et al. Holocaust just wasn’t a term in use.

    And contra Reg Caesar, nuclear holocaust wasn’t used either. As the US dropped the “atomic bomb” on Japan, terminology hadn’t yet been modernized. We had “fallout” shelters and practiced defensive drills in school–but they were for the atomic bomb, not nuclear weapons or a nuclear holocaust.

  46. Meltdown shows an understandable rise around Three Mile Island’s and, to a lesser extent, Chernobyl’s. But it really takes off in 2008, too early for Fukushima, which wasn’t a meltdown anyway.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    2008 was the MORTGAGE meltdown.
  47. @Anonymous
    I noticed virtually all the media seemed to go SJW mad over the last few years, but seeing these graphs really illustrates it well.

    What amazed and still amazes me, is how it seemed to happen all at once. It really seemed coordinated. Within the span of a few years the tone of the media just changed radically. Even magazines that previously had zero political focus, suddenly developed a similar sort of SJW ideology.

    It’s been fascinating to witness it, and a bit scary.

    The explosion of social media, and the decline of print media, means the wider culture has its say first–which is youth culture, early adopters of social media–while what remains of print media and newspapers are now cultural trend-followers, rather than trend-setters.

    For my lifetime, the media dog obsessed over their youth culture tail, now the tail wags the dog.

    High schools and colleges are encampments of PC/SJW indoctrination and the unlearning of Western culture and civilization–all telegraphed and reinforced through society by social media.

  48. @Reg Cæsar
    Sodomy took big jumps in 1986, 1997, and 2003, then receded. Makes the graph look somewhat erectile. Anal has a similarly weird history. Erectile itself took Viagra in 2004, pedophile in 2002.

    I can't get it to work for two words, but warming has gone downhill since 2008. Token has lost purchase. Victim is high and steady. Rape troughed in the late Clinton years, as if the word was avoided.

    Brie and quiche are early '80s fads. Laetrile...


    Homosexual is appropriately histrionic.

    Obsessed much?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    Nah. Just insomnia.

    That, and looking for words likely to have disappeared or died out. Which tend to be in some areas more than others.
  49. @bomag

    ...the burden of the empire being conquered by its former subjects
     
    It's not even that romantic. It is mainly GDP urchins and asylum claimants looting the nice places.

    Yeah, it’s not the empire being conquered, it’s the civilization being overrun by hoards–Huns, marauders, invaders, immigrants, aliens, et al. Dozens of words have been used or invented to describe alien peoples who have no interest in your way of life–who only see you as a means to their ends.

    Modern civilization is not principally destroyed in the ancient (and not so ancient) ways of physical destruction, killing, and plunder, but by means of destroying the culture–the ways, customs, traditions, language, religion, ethics, morals, folkways, and assumptions of the people.

  50. @Anon
    I wonder how he managed to scrape this much data. I'm surprised the Times isn't monitoring for that kind of activity. Normally you have some honeypot pages that nobody would ever reach in a non-automated fashion, which alert you to a scraper.

    And their browsewrapped terms of service say: "You shall not use robots, spiders, scripts, service, software or any manual or automatic device, tool, or process designed to data mine or scrape the Content, data or information from the Services, or otherwise access or collect the Content, data or information from the Services using automated means."

    The 1984 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act was amended, post 9/11, to cover stuff like this. It goes way beyond malicious hacking and can send you to the slammer for stuff like editing a URL to remove the last part of the slug and move up in the hierarchy.

    He needs to keep a low profile, I think.

    What’s the difference with this practice or analysis and what Google (and others) does, shall we say, to accumulate data, analyze traffic, etc.?

    I’m curious (not being a wiseguy).

  51. @Reg Cæsar
    Meltdown shows an understandable rise around Three Mile Island's and, to a lesser extent, Chernobyl's. But it really takes off in 2008, too early for Fukushima, which wasn't a meltdown anyway.

    2008 was the MORTGAGE meltdown.

  52. A website called Media Analytics lets you graph the New York Times’ usage of words and phrases from 1970-2017. For example, for years the New York Times used “whiteness” in articles about polar exploration, laundry bleach, and interior decorating.

    But suddenly, around 2015, “whiteness” became the Times‘ go-to racial slur.

    2015 is the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.

    Tweets from 2015:

  53. The Unbearable Whiteness of Hollywood Studio Chiefs

    The Unbearable Whiteness of Hedge Funds

    The Unbearable Whiteness of Wikipedia

    The Unbearable Whiteness of Ungrateful Shiksas

    The Unbearable Whiteness of Recycling

    The Unbearable Whiteness of Vasectomy

    The Unbearable Whiteness of CPR

  54. David’s graph is pretty amazing. It tells the real story of ascendant progressivism. Conservatives think they’ve won when they manage to discredit some specific concept, like microaggressions and systemic racism – both of which are observably on the wane. But progressives are forcing new memes ten times faster than their opponents can discredit the old ones.

    This is why it’s so important for the left to prop up legacy media by any means necessary. These graphs no doubt look beautiful to any modern activist, but they won’t make any difference if they don’t correspond to eyeballs.

  55. @Reg Cæsar
    Sodomy took big jumps in 1986, 1997, and 2003, then receded. Makes the graph look somewhat erectile. Anal has a similarly weird history. Erectile itself took Viagra in 2004, pedophile in 2002.

    I can't get it to work for two words, but warming has gone downhill since 2008. Token has lost purchase. Victim is high and steady. Rape troughed in the late Clinton years, as if the word was avoided.

    Brie and quiche are early '80s fads. Laetrile...


    Homosexual is appropriately histrionic.

    There were major Supreme Court decisions about sodomy in 1986 and 2003. The Abner Louima controversy erupted in 1997.

    “Lewinsky” took a *huge* spike in 1998.

    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous

    “Lewinsky” took a *huge* spike...
     
    I don't know. I heard it was reported to be kind of strangely shaped but not that big...
  56. @JimB
    I'm interested in how the social justice racket gets staffed and monetized. I suspect that the heavy black presence in corporate and government HR departments provides a means for spreading money to diversity consultants, usually former affirmative action students at America's elite colleges. These dumbbells run power point driven racial lemon sessions, riffing on the latest brain farts from university grievance studies departments across the country. It's white money in, and racist anti-white bullshit out.

    Oh no, in the corporate world they make us take 20-30 minute long online training sessions about, “muh diversity, muh inclusiveness,” on a quarterly basis.

    The official corporate screen saver features images that look like the set up for a blue vidclip showcasing, “blacks on blondes.”

    Fortunately one can still change the screen saver to changing geometric patterns or change the power settings to shut down the display.

    • Replies: @JimB
    What happens if your computer catches a virus that causes it intermittently to shout the N-word? Would you get fired?
  57. @Stan Adams
    There were major Supreme Court decisions about sodomy in 1986 and 2003. The Abner Louima controversy erupted in 1997.

    "Lewinsky" took a *huge* spike in 1998.

    “Lewinsky” took a *huge* spike…

    I don’t know. I heard it was reported to be kind of strangely shaped but not that big…

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    Yet another lovely mental image. Thanks. :D
  58. @Cagey Beast
    In retrospect, the 90's was the era of Peak Jew. I guess the Princess could still feel the anti-Semitic pea underneath all those mattresses.

    There’s a gay rights/homophobia/victimization spike in the nineties, along with a war spike. This is explained by the Devil’s Tower graph of AIDS use. All those Bootygiggers were victims of the war on homo, no doubt.

    But the justice warriors do recognize an opportunity, and when you’re on a hot streak why not rail against antisemitism/ semitic along with racism/sexism?

  59. @Reg Cæsar
    If you want a weird graph, try Sailer.

    I suspect the peaks of “Sailer” being mentioned in the NYT are Winter Olympics years when Austrian skier “Toni Sailer” is recalled. He was the star of the 1956 Olympics. When I was in Austria in 1980, my name produced a certain amount of excitement that I’d never experienced before (or since).

    • Replies: @Venator
    Unfortunately, he was metooed last year, so ...
  60. @Anon
    Obsessed much?

    Nah. Just insomnia.

    That, and looking for words likely to have disappeared or died out. Which tend to be in some areas more than others.

  61. @Steve Sailer
    I suspect the peaks of "Sailer" being mentioned in the NYT are Winter Olympics years when Austrian skier "Toni Sailer" is recalled. He was the star of the 1956 Olympics. When I was in Austria in 1980, my name produced a certain amount of excitement that I'd never experienced before (or since).

    Unfortunately, he was metooed last year, so …

  62. @Achmed E. Newman
    Whatever else anybody has to say about it, START YOUR Y-AXES AT ZERO, ASSHOLES!

    Facts and good stories are mutually exclusive constraints…

  63. @Chrisnonymous

    “Lewinsky” took a *huge* spike...
     
    I don't know. I heard it was reported to be kind of strangely shaped but not that big...

    Yet another lovely mental image. Thanks. 😀

  64. @The Wild Geese Howard
    Oh no, in the corporate world they make us take 20-30 minute long online training sessions about, "muh diversity, muh inclusiveness," on a quarterly basis.

    The official corporate screen saver features images that look like the set up for a blue vidclip showcasing, "blacks on blondes."

    Fortunately one can still change the screen saver to changing geometric patterns or change the power settings to shut down the display.

    What happens if your computer catches a virus that causes it intermittently to shout the N-word? Would you get fired?

  65. @JimB
    I'm interested in how the social justice racket gets staffed and monetized. I suspect that the heavy black presence in corporate and government HR departments provides a means for spreading money to diversity consultants, usually former affirmative action students at America's elite colleges. These dumbbells run power point driven racial lemon sessions, riffing on the latest brain farts from university grievance studies departments across the country. It's white money in, and racist anti-white bullshit out.

    I think you’re dead on with that prognosis. I think it started in earnest with Jesse Jackson’s shakedown of PepsiCo, and has been ongoing with various “anti-racism” rackets. Basically, various groups come out of the woodwork and threaten companies with lawsuits and poor media if they don’t “donate” to their groups and staff people from their organization, which gives them increasing leverage over the company. This is the job description of “Community Organizers” like Obama prior to his political career.

    There’s an interview a while back that covered how this whole process happens, but I can’t for the life of me find it. I think it was JF Gariepy hosting, and someone was talking about it in the wake of the Starbucks bathroom fiasco last year, but the guest covered how this process directly led to the “fair housing” act that created the 2008 housing crash and financial meltdown.

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