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From the New York Times opinion page:

I Have Not Missed the Amy Coopers of the World
The video of a white woman threatening a black man in Central Park illustrates exactly why I’m so relieved to be spending more time inside.

By Ernest Owens
Mr. Owens is a journalist.

May 26, 2020

During a recent session conducted over Zoom, my therapist told me I was “glowing.” In the middle of a pandemic.

I struggled to explain why until she prodded, “No crazy experiences with white people this month?”

“Not that I can immediately recall,” I replied.

That’s when it became clear: I’m doing better these days because staying home alone and practicing social distancing has meant I’m avoiding many of the racist encounters that used to plague my daily life.

… It’s because I’ve spent less time simmering with humiliation and rage over offhand ignorant comments, wondering whether my race is the reason for poor treatment, being preoccupied with how to present myself to avoid or minimize discrimination.

Certainly most of what I experienced on a daily basis was not as extreme — or potentially life-threatening — as what Mr. Cooper faced in Central Park. But in addition to stories like his, in addition to the tragedy of the black jogger Ahmaud Arbery’s death at the hands of white men and in addition to the reports of black people being unfairly targeted for social-distancing violations …

Most of the encounters I dealt with before quarantine could be described as “microaggressions,” …

Racial microaggressions used to be a part of my daily life and a regular topic of my therapy sessions. Now they’re not. And I’m realizing that as a black queer man living in America, I’m often better off at home.

Really? Who could have guessed?

… All of this adds up. Quarantine has been protecting me not only from the coronavirus, but also from white people. …

But I’m going to figure out new ways to “keep glowing,” as my therapist put it, when this crisis is over.

I don’t plan to stay inside all the time. Instead, I’m going to make it a point to seek out more black, queer spaces for leisure. I’ll look for opportunities to socialize in environments where I’m less likely to feel pressure to minimize, defend or explain my presence as a black man.

These months at home alone, surprisingly happy, have both revealed to me how much I was suffering and motivated me to create a life with more dignity and peace.

Call it social distancing from racism.

 
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  1. So, this guy is a black “queer” and we’re supposed to believe that the hostility he supposedly faces is from whites and not his fellow blacks?

    • Agree: Sean
    • Replies: @e
  2. black sea says:

    Call it social distancing from racism.

    Or we could just call it segregation.

  3. Anonymous[968] • Disclaimer says:

    He should be invited to try living in Africa to see if he likes it better.

  4. The video of a white woman threatening a black man in Central Park ….

    Doe he she it mean that figuratively? I guess she could have thrown the phone at the guy.

    … my therapist told me I was “glowing.”

    I thought light couldn’t escape a black hole.

    Certainly most of what I experienced on a daily basis was not as extreme — or potentially life-threatening — as what Mr. Cooper faced in Central Park.

    Well, there’s the thowing of the phone thingy, but I doubt that that would be fatal. I guess he she it meant to suggest homicide-by-cop.

    These months at home alone, surprisingly happy, have both revealed to me how much I was suffering and motivated me to create a life with more dignity and peace.

    It can stay there, but not on the taxpayer’s dime, please.

    • Replies: @Forbes
  5. Sounds like White women need political allies.

    Ironic, because while Black and Latino women publicly support their men, White women quite often do the opposite.

    To the young guys, you should value the White women who support you. And frankly, you no longer have the resources to protect the rest.

    • Agree: Mr. Grey
  6. • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
    , @Clyde
  7. pseudo says:

    Thanks for reposting this but what’s your take on it? What are you trying to say? Are you mocking it? Why?

    Blacks and other peoples do receive microaggressions, are you suggesting he man up and suck it up?

  8. bomag says:

    I’ll look for opportunities to socialize in environments where I’m less likely to feel pressure to minimize, defend or explain my presence as a black man.

    My first take was that he doesn’t really want that; he gets a lot of juice from bloviating about his race and sexuality.

    On the other hand, he’s not playing a particularly winning hand, with all the dysfunction on display from his racial and sexual cohorts; that emotional labor must get exhausting.

  9. Anonymous[321] • Disclaimer says:

    Mr. Owens is a journalist.

    Mr. Owens is our Mr. Owens correspondent.

    Racial microaggressions used to be a part of my daily life and a regular topic of my therapy sessions.

    But I’m going to figure out new ways to “keep glowing,” as my therapist put it, when this crisis is over.

    Me me me! To infinity and beyond!

    If you want a vision of being both black and queer, imagine looking into a mirror – forever.

    • LOL: Hibernian
  10. peterike says:

    I finally figured it out. When Bird Man was accosting Dog Lady, she should have just looked at him and said, “Nigga pleaze.” And walked off. What could have gone wrong?

    • LOL: Harry Baldwin
    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
  11. Jon says:

    Instead, I’m going to make it a point to seek out more black, queer spaces for leisure. I’ll

    That’s all we’ve ever asked for.

    • Agree: The Anti-Gnostic, Dtbb
  12. dearieme says:

    “my therapist told me …”. Dear God, you lot are even more decadent than my lot.

    • Replies: @ogunsiron
  13. Anonymous[367] • Disclaimer says:

    Hi Steve,

    I made this video to demonstrate what is happening to your credibility due to your “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” approach to coronavirus denial:

  14. ic1000 says:

    I’m going to make it a point to seek out more black, queer spaces for leisure. I’ll look for opportunities to socialize in environments where I’m less likely to feel pressure to minimize, defend or explain my presence as a black man.

    Ernest Owen’s handle at The Unz Review is AnotherDad.

    [MORE]

    [/sarc], perhaps
    “Separate nations”

    • LOL: VinnyVette
    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    , @Alden
  15. FWIW, I am more interested in virus medical information. Why are people still dying from the virus? Doctors have learned how to inhibit its replication. To boost the immune system with D3. And how to quiet down the cytokine storm. But the medcram MD https://youtu.be/PlUFibXtDxQ says he still has patients in his ICU on ventilators for long periods of time. And lung autopies show massive numbers of micro blood clots. Do those who survive also have blood clot damage?

    • Replies: @Gabe Ruth
  16. Barnard says:

    The big move here is to normalize the idea that calling the police on a black man, for any reason at all, is threatening his life. The reality of criminal statistics will have to break through this effort to intimidate all non blacks accept being victims of black crime.

    • Agree: botazefa
    • Replies: @dcthrowback
  17. Ernie, you could be the man that develops Liberia’s gay nightlife!

  18. Anon[822] • Disclaimer says:

    Amy Cooper wont be getting her life back. Betcha’ folks will be keeping those dogs leashed now.

    • Replies: @By-tor
  19. Even Black Queers hate diversity.

  20. Boethiuss says:

    Yeah, yeah. Gay black men have to deal with Karens calling the cops on their ass. White people get to read Trump tweets. To-may-toh, to-mah-toh. Embrace the suck.

  21. This dude is not a street level black thug, who are not about to stay inside… He’s actually reducing his odds of being shot by one of his less affluent “brothers”!

  22. The NYT is nothing but race porn, and its readers are addicted to it.

    • Agree: donut
  23. I’m going to make it a point to seek out more black, queer spaces for leisure. I’ll look for opportunities to socialize in environments where I’m less likely to feel pressure to minimize, defend or explain my presence as a black man.

    Thank you.

  24. Redman says:

    “And speaking of black, queer spaces. I’m planning to head over to the rambles after this interview for some… ‘birding.’”

    • LOL: The Anti-Gnostic
    • Replies: @Technite78
  25. most of what I experienced on a daily basis was not as extreme — or potentially life-threatening — as what Mr. Cooper faced in Central Park

    This isn’t the first time I’ve heard Cooper’s experience described as “life threatening.” It’s either the assumption that the NYPD shoots black men on sight or that the Amy Coopers of the world do.

    Most of us understand that a white woman yelling at a black man is putting herself at mortal risk, not the other way around.

  26. The black guy is a snitch, who made classic gamma male passive aggressive plausible deniability threats. Then preened about it online.

    The white lady is AWFL who is really, personally, mad about systemic racism but did not hesitate to try to use the racist system to kill a random black guy.

    Both people are lower than low.

    “Attract attention on the internet for any reason, good or bad, and you are likely to somehow lose your job (and now your dog)” is the gulag of our times.

    The gulag without walls.

    • Replies: @Danindc
  27. It’s not often that a NYT opinion page runs an article that endorses George Wallace’s beliefs from 1968.

  28. B36 says:

    Open the bathhouses stat!

    • Replies: @Dtbb
  29. @ic1000

    Ernest Owen’s handle at The Unz Review is AnotherDad.

    He’s gay though, so not a dad. Or is that a hate crime?

  30. Is Amy Cooper Jewish?

  31. Anon[369] • Disclaimer says:

    Amy’s not having a good week.

    https://nypost.com/2020/05/27/nyc-commission-on-human-rights-to-probe-central-park-karen-amy-cooper/

    NYC Commission on Human Rights to probe Central Park ‘Karen’ Amy Cooper

    The New York City Commission on Human Rights has announced it is launching an investigation into the case of the white dog-walker who called the cops on a black man in Central Park.

    “At a time when the devastating impacts of racism in Black communities have been made so painfully clear — from racial disparities in COVID-19 outcomes, to harassment of essential workers on the frontlines — it is appalling to see these types of ugly threats directed at one New Yorker by another,” said Sapna Raj, deputy commissioner of the Law Enforcement Bureau at the Commission on Human Rights.

    “Efforts to intimidate Black people by threatening to call law enforcement draw on a long, violent and painful history, and they are unacceptable. We encourage Ms. Cooper to cooperate with the Commission and meaningfully engage in a process to address the harm that she has caused,” Raj added in a statement…

    Amy Cooper has been fired from her job at the investment firm Franklin Templeton, while the Central Park Civic Association has called for her to be banned from the park.

    She has also surrendered her dog to the Abandoned Angels Cocker Spaniel Rescue after some viewers were angered at how she dragged the pooch around by its neck harness in the video.

    The Commission on Human Rights has issued a letter of inquiry to the woman requesting her cooperation in a pre-complaint intervention.

    “The Commission has the authority to fine violators of the law and can award compensatory damages to victims, including emotional distress damages and other benefits,” according to its statement.

    “The Commission can also order trainings on the NYC Human Rights Law, changes to policies, and develop restorative justice relief such as community service and mediated apologies, in lieu of or in addition to fines and monetary relief.”

    By this time next week they’ll be setting up a tribunal for her at The Hague.

  32. I’d be happy if Uncle Samantha paid blacks $1200 per month to cower in place permanently. And it sounds like this NYT black sodomist agrees. Win win 👍🏿👍🏻

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
  33. Anonymous[386] • Disclaimer says:

    He’s gay though, so not a dad. Or is that a hate crime?

    Not that I approve of it or anything but…

    • Replies: @Googoo
    , @Pericles
  34. Charon says:

    What a surprise: Yoel Roth, head of
    Twitter’s ‘site integrity’ division “fact-checking Trump has previously tweeted the administration are Nazis, compared Kellyanne Conway to Joseph Goebbels and said fly over states are racist”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8361349/Head-Twitters-fact-checking-history-anti-Trump-tweets.html

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Alden
    , @anonymous
  35. Most of what black people blame on racism is just white people being assholes. They are assholes all the time to everyone, it’s not a racist thing. Blacks don’t get that.

    I don’t blame him, I need a break from white assholery too.

    • Replies: @VinnyVette
    , @Neuday
    , @Anon
  36. Anon[813] • Disclaimer says:

    Leave it to the NYT Jews to stick a shiv in the side of most Black people reading the article, which will not escape most, in placing “Black” and “Queer” next to one another in the article. Therefore not so subtly aligning homosexuality with Blackness.

    White readers won’t see the issue because the NYT has spent decades politically aligning the two identities and Whites have nothing invested.

    This article will be read by an exceedingly low percentage of Blacks. However, those who do read it, and even in spite of their statistically outsized level of education and indoctrination, will recognize the calculated insult.

  37. Dave3 says:

    If he lives among blacks, he will suffer macro-aggressions instead. Blacks are not nice to their fellow blacks. They can’t gather a dozen in one place before a melee erupts and someone gets stabbed. All because of racism.

  38. res says:

    Sounds like a win/win to me.

  39. I wonder if I can avoid this gentleman and his cronies as easily as he can avoid me. Are there any restaurents, bars or social clubs that do not allow folks like him inside? Nope. But there are ones that would not let me in, if not enforced by management certainly enforced by the patrons.

    And then there are home invasions. Even at home I am not 100% safe as folks like him might break into my home. He does not even seem to consider home invastions a threat to himself.

    Whose privilege?

    • Agree: Dtbb
    • Replies: @Kratoklastes
  40. Rob McX says:

    Am I the only one who thinks Amy Cooper looks slightly Asian? Maybe a Chinese grandparent?

    • Replies: @Tor597
  41. Anon[259] • Disclaimer says:

    “My therapist”? Is this the New York City version of “my arborist” to Seattle residents? Is therapy that common? Why would you admit it publicly? If you’re renting a tiny apartment why spend money on a rent-a-friend?

    • Replies: @captflee
    , @Kratoklastes
  42. Tor597 says:

    This is where white people get their comeuppance.

    If white people want to weaponize racism against black people abroad like they used to attack China, then white people better be perfect in their treatment against blacks and not shoot joggers, kill people who are cuffed, or call the cops against people minding their own business in the park.

    • Agree: Neoconned
    • Troll: VinnyVette
    • Replies: @fnn
  43. @Percy Gryce

    So the white Karen lady and the gay black bird-watcher both coincidentally had the same last name of Cooper? Weird. “What are the odds,” as they say?

  44. c matt says:

    He’s not wrong. Separation seems a good idea. Personally, I am all for voluntary associations. Bring back freedom of association. Let those who want to segregate, segregate; and those who want to diversify, diversify.

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
  45. anon[416] • Disclaimer says:

    Racial distancing is the best solution to the microaggression virus pandemic.

  46. @Dave Pinsen

    Ok, we hang both the badge thug and the dindu thug. Bad action by one does not excuse the other. Both should pay for their crimes.

  47. @Hypnotoad666

    So the white Karen lady and the gay black bird-watcher both coincidentally had the same last name of Cooper? Weird. “What are the odds,” as they say?

    I’ll steal Tiny Duck’s shtick and postulate that Mrs. Cooper’s great, great, great, great grandfather owned Mr. Cooper’s great, great, great, great grandfather.

  48. Googoo says:
    @Anonymous

    Interesting how formula makes women unnecessary after birth. No need for breasts with Similac!

  49. @peterike

    “Nigga pleaze.”

    She would have been double-fired from her job. I would have fired her for being a Dog Lady.

    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
  50. @c matt

    Your thoughts on freedom of association are way too rational for white progressives.

  51. e says:
    @Federalist

    Steve, the New York Times is nothing more than an urban National Enquirer.

    Your writing about it other than to say, “Get off it!” is giving the paper attention it doesn’t deserve.

    It’s not journalism either, not even in its coverage of international news. It’s manipulated and shaped for our consumption and can’t be called journalism.

    As long as you and your readers continue to read it, it does “survive” to a degree. To kill it, which is what it deserves, you have to stop reading and writing about it..

    It’s amazing how many fewer crazies there were when no one paid attention to them. Let them go back in the shadows.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  52. @Dave Pinsen

    Black attendants at assisted-living facilities is why there is an old man sleeping in my spare bedroom.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  53. @Jedi Night

    Lmao you think there are more white assholes than black assholes per capita? At least white assholes don’t kill as many blacks as black assholes kill whites! For the record I am a white asshole!

  54. Forbes says:
    @The Alarmist

    So they both have the surname Cooper? Amy and Chris (Christian)?

    Are we sure this isn’t a put-on?

  55. Grumpy says:

    The remark about “simmering with humiliation and rage” reminded me of the documentary about Clarence Thomas, Created Equal, that aired on PBS this month.

    There was a period during Clarence’s Thomas’ life when he felt this way.

    He came from extreme poverty. The rural poverty of his earliest years was preferable to the urban poverty he experienced later in Savannah. When his grandparents took over parenting from his mom, he and his brother were amazed by the working toilet in their house.

    He entered an otherwise entirely white Catholic seminary as a teenager. He gave up the idea of becoming a priest after hearing a nasty remark uttered by a fellow seminarian as they watched the news that Martin Luther King had been shot. He eventually made it through Yale Law School, but that never made up for his grandfather’s disappointment over his quitting the seminary.

    The program is free to watch for three more days:
    https://www.pbs.org/show/created-equal-clarence-thomas-his-own-words/

    Seeing the 1991 confirmation hearings brought back memories. They look like scenes from another planet now.

    • Thanks: Dan Hayes
    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
  56. fnn says:
    @Tor597

    “white people better be perfect in their treatment against blacks”

    Murrica will need a totalitarian state to do that, but there’s already a lot of progress in that direction.

  57. captflee says:
    @Anon

    Because the city, for all its wonders, is one teeming, steaming pile of neurotics?

    Back in the placid days of Rudy G I dwelt in the vicinity of the WTC for half a year while my ship underwent a periodic drydocking over at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and roamed far and wide in my free time in search of sustenance and entertainment. It did not take very long at all to discover that the mere act of being friendly and polite sufficed to induce concern, if not near panic, amongst a frighteningly disproportionate percentage of the locals, to a degree not often seen outside the Levant.

    • Replies: @donut
  58. The irony of that Central Park incident is that what really happened there is a spoiled white liberal woman who so believes the garbage fed to her by the NYT’s thought she could use what she thought was reality against a black guy who was ostentatiously for video hassling her. He didn’t seem terribly worried that the police would show up and just kill him on site.

  59. Paleoconn says:

    So after lockdown, we can expect this guy to stay indoors? Cool.

    By the way, has anybody considered the possibility Amy Cooper faked the police call?

  60. By-tor says:
    @Anon

    Wasn’t she in the part of that dog park that was designated as ‘off-leash’? If true, then the homo black man wanted special consideration because of, well, you know.

  61. And I have been social distancing from vagrants and from misbehaving members of the Ruling Class’s Precious Pet demographic, and I too am doing great.

  62. Neoconned says:
    @black sea

    That seems to be the way the country is going sadly.

    Anyway when your post is shaded blue….what does that mean?

    • Replies: @anon
  63. anonymous[128] • Disclaimer says:

    Slightly OT, but has anyone else noticed the the spokes-hole for today’s low-earth orbit spectacular being hyped by NASA as some sort of interstellar travel event is LITERALLY a sassy black woman with a weave?

  64. anon[381] • Disclaimer says:

    He’s not wrong. Separation seems a good idea. Personally, I am all for voluntary associations. Bring back freedom of association. Let those who want to segregate, segregate; and those who want to diversify, diversify.

    The only thing more exasperating than these racist “get Becky” stories are the reactions from American whites. That group always follows this kind of story with some variation of the “just leave me alone” line. How is it not patently obvious by now that will never happen? Minorities will never allow whites to have something to themselves because they think we’re hoarding things from them. They want our stuff, period.

    Have they let you have your own space so far? Absolutely not. I can’t even count all the Hollywood race swaps and other diversity efforts (code for “no whites need apply”) elsewhere in society. They’ve made it clear they will appropriate your space, physical or cultural, while you are barred from theirs. I think whites use this “leave me alone” excuse as a cop out so they won’t have to do anything unpleasant.

    They have a television network dedicated to their race (BET), Jet and Ebony Magazines, segregated college graduations, separate colleges (HBCs), affirmative action, an entire month dedicated to their history, holidays celebrating their racial leaders, statues celebrating their racial figures … but you aren’t allowed to have any of that for yourselves. We can’t even cast Europeans in period pieces anymore. Why? Well, they want things from you because they hate you and because they’re envious. It’s not about ideology for them; principle means nothing, only the outcome. Do they get more stuff or not? Do they get to live out their racism against you by pretending to be the victims of your aggression?

    Libertarian ideology among whites makes us easy prey for racists. It’s an unrealistic dogma based upon fanciful assumptions not borne out by the real world; it is the flip side to Soviet communism. Pitted against a cohesive, aggressive group and the selfish individual loses every time. End result: you get nothing, and we all get endless Central Park Karen stories.

    P.S. Remember that time a white guy asked for ID from a couple of blacks at an apartment complex pool limited to residents and the media went apeshit? Or what about Barbecue Becky? She was technically correct when she called the police. Same here. The many headlines putting “white” vs. “black”, along with the obvious hypocrisy, makes it clear the media intends this as an insult to you along racial lines. They know they can get away with it because you refuse to hold them accountable. You just want to be left alone, but a bully never backs off when he sense weakness.

    • Agree: Rob McX
    • Replies: @VinnyVette
  65. What’s the polite term now: jogger, home inspector or birdwatcher?

    The good news from all this may be white women finally figuring out that their skin is their uniform.

  66. @black sea

    I’d like to encourage anyone who thinks the way he does to practice all the social distancing that’s possible.

  67. Anonymous[369] • Disclaimer says:

    Oh boy, we got another one. A Minneapolis venture capitalist this time. CEO Tom Austin of F2.

    And Newsweek (they’re still in business?) is already running on the story.

    https://www.newsweek.com/minneapolis-man-accused-racial-profiling-1506847
    Minneapolis Man Accused of Racially Profiling Black Entrepreneurs Inside Office Gym in Viral Video
    BY KHALEDA RAHMAN ON 5/27/20 AT 12:31 PM EDT

    man in Minneapolis has been accused of racially profiling a group of black entrepreneurs in a video that has gone viral.

    Tom Austin, the managing partner of F2 Group, was captured on camera telling the men that he would call police inside the gym at the MozAic East building on Lagoon Avenue.

    The videos started circulating on social media after two clips were shared on Instagram by Team Top Figure, a social media company based in the building…

  68. @Anon

    The New York City Commission on Human Rights has announced it is launching an investigation into the case of the white dog-walker who called the cops on a black man in Central Park.

    I have just finished reading The Bonfire of the Vanities, so I assume that this tale involves:
    1) A wealthy white person,
    2) A black person who doesn’t have an initially obvious rap-sheet,
    3) A black rabble rouser,
    4) A mayoral candidate wanting to curry favour with #3,
    5) A Jewish lawyer wanting to impress #4,
    6) An amoral (ie normal) journalist.

    In future, just identify those 6 characters and you have 99% of the story.

  69. Currahee says:
    @pseudo

    “man up and suck it up?
    LOL!

  70. Znzn says:

    Well, Fido will not sacrifice Granny for the economy or to go to the beach, and if Granny if starting to lose it upstairs, I am sure she prefers 🐕 to people anyway, at least dogs are loyal unlike people.

  71. Gabe Ruth says:
    @Steve Richter

    I know a Long Island radiologist. If I hadn’t talked to her about some of the severe and sudden lung damage she’s seen, I’d be more inclined towards believing this was a world historical overreaction.

    It’s not the flu, and long term prognosis might be worse than expected for survivors.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  72. Danindc says:
    @Not My Economy

    “To kill a random black guy”…any idea how stupid you sound?

    • Replies: @Not My Economy
  73. Currahee says:
    @Anon

    ”But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother.”

  74. Dtbb says:
    @B36

    They’re ready it seems.

  75. anon[225] • Disclaimer says:
    @pseudo

    How about using his intelligence and do some quick thinking: Central Park, Black man, White woman. No need to initiate a confrontation. Just look the other way and walk away non-threateningly. For a well educated man, not realizing the cultural context and power hierarchy is stupid. This was a case when discretion was better than valor.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
  76. The pattern with black victims of police brutality seems pretty established: a criminal is caught in the act by police and he is at an overwhelming disadvantage. He refuses to surrender to the police peacefully. The police are forced to use violence to apprehend him.

    Why can’t someone tell these men that if they just comply the SPLC/ACLU/NAACP will sue the pants off the city and they’ll get rich?

    Chris Rock also offered some great tips for helping black men better the outcomes of their interactions with police. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uj0mtxXEGE8

  77. This raises the question of what will happen to the tens of thousands of Diversity Enforcers infesting the colleges when classes are all on line (and recorded, with multiple copies, live) with no face to face interpersonal intercourse.
    I’m sure it will dis-proportionally impact Minorities. No White men will be affected.
    Oh, the Micro-aggression!

  78. @Anon

    Say what you will about that girl in Morningside Park who got those black teens in so much trouble, at least she never ‘Karen’-ed them by calling the cops.

    Instead, I’m going to make it a point to seek out more black, queer spaces for leisure…

    Uh-oh. When I moved to NYC, I lived in the Village near a queer, black space called Two Potato. There were more fights than the dirtiest Irish pub in Southie.

  79. Alfa158 says:

    What! Ernest Owens is a homosexual? I would have never guessed that from his portrait in the article. I didn’t think he looked any more gay than the black bird-watcher.

  80. Arclight says:

    If only Mr. Owens and his like would return the favor in terms of inflicting his tribe’s macro-aggressions one the rest of the country.

  81. JimB says:

    If racism is so burdensome for blacks, how come there isn’t a big movement by black nationalists to move black families to red states with low population densities and live off the grid?

  82. anonymous[186] • Disclaimer says:

    And now, back to the fat ass part of the Bell Curve…

  83. Alden says:
    @ic1000

    Translation he hasn’t found any kind of steady partner or partners. So he’s reduced to promiscuous one time encounters with strangers. Gay men have a high rate of being victims of crime because they roam around at night looking for random sex.

  84. Alden says:
    @Charon

    Yoel Roth Every. Single. Time.

  85. anonymous[186] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    By this time next week they’ll be setting up a tribunal for her at The Hague.

    They’re going to make her do everything they tell her to do, under the threat of financially wiping her out, thus eliminating any empathy I ever felt for Gay Nihilist Irkel, and his Twitter Ho sister.

  86. Alden says:
    @Dave Pinsen

    Hah, James Baldwin frequented the bramble all his life for random sex with strange men. And wrote about it. In Paris he found a lover and they had sex inside their apartments. But home in NYC it was random encounters in the bramble.

  87. Thea says:

    To fix this mess Amy and Christian Cooper should actually get married. They deserve each other.

  88. Neuday says:
    @Jedi Night

    Most of what black people blame on racism is just white people being assholes. They are assholes all the time to everyone, it’s not a racist thing. Blacks don’t get that.

    I don’t blame him, I need a break from white assholery too.

    Isn’t that the whole point of the Karen meme?

    AWFLs might make up 13% of the population, but they commit about 50% of the assholery.

    • Replies: @Jedi Night
  89. Thea says:

    A great scam for mafias and other miscreants for a shakedown is to threaten “ I’ve got some old social media posts of yours I could release…”

    Even innocent people would wonder “ could I have said the wrong thing once?” Or unwittingly posted the wrong picture?” Which were fine at the time but bad now. And Then they would pay up.

  90. Muggles says:

    What, no Emmett Till?

  91. Pericles says:
    @Anonymous

    “Two Dads are Better than One”.

    “Moments later Newton was sentenced to 40 years in prison for sexually abusing the boy he and Truong, 36 from Queensland, had ‘‘adopted’’ after paying a Russian woman $8000 to be their surrogate in 2005.

    Police believe the pair had adopted the boy ‘‘for the sole purpose of exploitation’’. The abuse began just days after his birth and over six years the couple travelled the world, offering him up for sex with at least eight men, recording the abuse and uploading the footage to an international syndicate known as the Boy Lovers Network.”

    https://archive.org/details/TwoDadsAreBetterThanOne

  92. Pericles says:
    @Dave Pinsen

    Again someone screaming they can’t breathe. How does that work?

    • Replies: @captflee
  93. @Hannah Katz

    Even at home I am not 100% safe as folks like him might break into my home

    That’s just a stupid thing to say. It’s retarded to fear home invasion from “folks like” a reasonably-affluent 30-something obese mincingly-queer black(-ish) dude.

    If him just being black(-ish) is enough for you to consider Owens to be ‘folks like’ a home invader, there’s really something quite profoundly wrong with your ability to discriminate between real and imagined threats.

    Do you also fear being killed and eaten by Zachary Quinto? After all, he’s white – just like Jeffrey Dahmer is white. And of course “folks like” Dahmer (i.e., white men) caused all the major globe-spanning wars of the 20th century… so maybe Quinto’s just going to bomb your entire city.

    Sounds dumb, don’t it? Coz it is dumb. It’s NYT-black-female-journalist level dumb, which is almost as bad as Malcolm Gladwell level dumb.

  94. @Anon

    That ‘my’ thing is super weird generally. ‘My’ doctor, ‘my’ therapist etc.

    If I need a prescription for something I go to a doctor. I don’t give a shit who it is. Turns out that the last doctor I went to – in early Dec 2019 – was later the index case for a bunch of early coronavirus cases in Melbourne.

    And I would never go to a therapist because their entire schtick is homeopathy-level pseudoscientific charlatanry. They are immensely popular with white women and gays, two groups that are much more gullible about woo-woo pseudoscience than hetero-men, and who are hence 5× more likely than hetero-men to be prescribed brain-frazzling chemicals in a counterproductive attempt bid to never ever be even slightly sad about everyday shit. (I suspect that the main reason they get sad is that they’re told by their media-of-choice that everything that ever happens has to be special, and most of life isn’t. Hetero-men are told that they have to have a big car and a bunch of power tools, which is an easy get).

    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
  95. utu says:

    OT: Jeffrey Epstein

    Bill Clinton ‘had affair with Jeffrey Epstein pimp Ghislaine Maxwell during trips on pedophile’s private jet’, explosive new book claims
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8362559/Bill-Clinton-accused-affair-Ghislaine-Maxwell-new-book-claims.html

    EXCLUSIVE: Jeffrey Epstein had surveillance cameras hidden throughout his properties worldwide in a ‘blackmail scheme’ to extort his powerful friends, victims tell new Netflix doc about the pedophile
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8361607/Jeffrey-Epsteins-surveillance-cameras-blackmail-scheme-extort-powerful-friends.html

    EXCLUSIVE: ‘It was a homicide – but I don’t know who killed him.’ Jeffrey Epstein’s lawyer says his pedophile client was ‘upbeat and excited’ about strategy to clear his name but lived in fear of violent former cellmate
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8347883/Jeffrey-Epsteins-lawyer-believes-pedophile-did-not-commit-suicide.html

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    , @Alden
  96. @Anonymous

    He should be invited to try living in Africa to see if he likes it better.

    Exactly.

    That’s when it became clear: I’m doing better these days because staying home alone and practicing social distancing has meant I’m avoiding many of the racist encounters that used to plague my daily life.

    … It’s because I’ve spent less time simmering with humiliation and rage over offhand ignorant comments, wondering whether my race is the reason for poor treatment, being preoccupied with how to present myself to avoid or minimize discrimination.

    After 50+ years of minoritarianism blacks are continually whining about everything, and upscale blacks in particular have become absolute drama queens.

    Here’s the deal. It is the minorities–Jews, blacks, muslims, immigrants–who demand the right to be around whites–be they Americans or Brits or French or Germans or Swedes.

    Good whites may parrot some diversity pablum but it isn’t white who insist on this association. Mostly they *run* from it–try and isolate themselves in white enclaves where they can just go about living their lives, as normal white people.

    It is not the job of white people–nor the core population of any nation–to jump through hoops to accommodate minorities, but the reverse. Minorities must accommodate to the nation’s core people and culture … or they should separate themselves off (ex. Amish) or go back where they came from (immigrants, people of foreign background).

    If a black American (or a Jew, a muslim, a Mexican, a Chinese, an Indian, a Canadian …) feels “oppressed” by having to live amongst American white people and their white ways … they should go to Africa (or Israel, or a muslim nation, or Mexico, or China or India, or Canada …).

    Or, i’m perfectly happy to support a separate black American nation. Or a rainbow nation for all the loons who swear by illogic like “diversity is our greatest strength”.

    But white Americans have no–zero–obligation to accommodate minorities and humor their whiny b.s. If they don’t like our behavior–stay away from us!

    • Agree: Dtbb
    • Replies: @Anonymous
  97. Ernest Owens: New iSteve content generator, or did I miss him earlier?

  98. @pseudo

    Whites get gigaaggressions.

  99. Do Times readers never complain in the comments about how boring these racist, narcissistic liars are, or would such comments be automatically deleted or blocked? (That I’ve been permablocked there for years may make my question rhetorical.)

  100. ATBOTL says:

    I haven’t either. Jewish women in the NYC area are insufferable. They are the biggest Karens, often berating low paid employees while demanding to be given something at a special discount.

    • Agree: Ian Smith
  101. Anonymous[151] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnotherDad

    Your little treatise isn’t completely true. Blacks didn’t move here voluntarily – remember they got dragged here on slave ships and were subjected to the horrors of slavery and Jim Crow. Also there is that nasty little bit of genocide that was conducted Native Americans. In fact, your little quote could be rewritten

    If a white American (Englishman, Irishman, German, Jew) feels “offended” by having to hear blacks, Mexican Americans, or Native Americans complain about their white ways … their ancestors shouldn’t have dragged blacks here on slave ships or conducted racially displacing Indian Wars against native and AmerInd peoples.

    Black and Native Americans have no-zero-obligation to accommodate whites and their exploitative ways. If whites dont like our whiny bs they should have left us alone in Africa and not immigrated to lands that Amerinds occupied first.

    How you like that logic smart guy?

    • Replies: @BenKenobi
    , @jsm
    , @anon
  102. @Nicholas Stix

    I think Times readers get a literal emotional frisson reading them. It’s a dopamine hit.

  103. peterike says:
    @Nicholas Stix

    Do Times readers never complain in the comments about how boring these racist, narcissistic liars are, or would such comments be automatically deleted or blocked?

    Times comments are all pre-read and approved or not. So you never see the true dissenting voices. They’ll let some polite disagreements entire, but that’s about it. I’d love to see the small army of low-paid, blue-haired mooks they must employ to do this job.

    That O’Keefe guy that does the gotcha videos should try to plant someone into the Times comment-reading team to see what really goes on. Though nothing ever happens as a result of an O’Keefe video, no matter what kind of heinous behavior he uncovers (and he does better investigative reporting than the entire MSM combined).

    • Replies: @Known Fact
  104. anon[175] • Disclaimer says:

    I cannot help but wonder if this whining neurotic misses the Sheldon Francis of the world.

    On the other hand, I never knew her, but I do miss Angela Summers of Indianapolis, Indiana.

    Of course, some events are world-spanning news, while others are to be…buried…quietly.

  105. Anon[411] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jedi Night

    That Karen was a real asshole for calling the cops because she was alone in the park and a big musclebound black guy was following her. Doesn’t she know that nothing bad has ever happened to a white woman in Central Park.

  106. Do you think they will publish my opinion piece”:

    Chimpouts are not something I miss.
    The video of a black man beating the crap out of an elderly war vet in a nursing home illustrates why I am happy to be spending more time inside.

    • Replies: @bigdicknick
  107. iffen says:

    Why do gentle giants keep getting killed by the po-leece?

  108. @Anonymous

    He should be invitedmade to try living in Africa to see if he likes it better.

    No givebacks.

  109. Hibernian says:
    @utu

    Jeffrey Epstein pimp Ghislaine Maxwell

    Isn’t the female equivalent a “madam?”

  110. @pseudo

    Blacks and other peoples do receive microaggressions, are you suggesting he man up and suck it up?

    Uh … yes.

    Demanding equality under the law–fine.

    Demanding that everyone has to like you, regardless of your race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, appearance, height, weight, intelligence, education, disability, loudness, rudeness, etc. etc. etc. is nonsense. People have a inherent natural right to make judgments about such things–to like and dislike various behaviors and to like and dislike the people and peoples with those behaviors.

    And microaggressions … LOL. The name says it all. I can’t even count the number of times i’ve been “microaggressed” in my life. Microaggressions are “life”. (Along with microspleasantries, and the good and really good stuff, and occasionally the bad and really bad stuff.) Expecting everyone is going to pat you on the bottom and whisper sweeting nothings in your ear is the height of juvenile silliness and entitlement. Yes, grow a thicker skin.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  111. George says:

    I reject racialist explanations for the incident as it appears an upper class dog owner engaged her feelings of entitlement by refusing to leash her dog.

  112. Anon[120] • Disclaimer says:

    OT: Rumor has it that Biden is going to be picking Kamala Harris for Veep, despite her lack of popularity. 3 reasons why: Dem party elders realize that if they want blacks to turn out, they need a black on the ticket. Secondly, because of the deaths of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery, blacks are riled up and need placating. Thirdly, Obama has told Biden it has to be Harris.

    The reason why is because Obama’s becoming alarmed about being investigated, and he wants a black with legal experience to cover his butt, so it has to be Harris. Stacey Abrams has spent her entire political career in local Georgia politics, and she’s not part of Obama’s DC-coastal cabal. Harris is a swamp creature who is part of Obama’s political circle, and she can be expected to show loyalty to him. Both Obama and Biden will make sure to extract promises from Harris that she will protect them in return for the Veep slot. Harris’ politics are closer to Obama’s and Biden’s anyway, so they’re more comfortable with her. They think Abrams, who was endorsed by Bernie Sanders, may be too radical.

    Abrams, by the way, has been self-publishing smutty black romances under the pseudonym Selena Montgomery for some time. This may have helped do her in.

  113. Wilkey says:
    @Anon

    “At a time when the devastating impacts of racism in Black communities have been made so painfully clear — from racial disparities in COVID-19 outcomes, to harassment of essential workers on the frontlines — it is appalling to see these types of ugly threats directed at one New Yorker by another,” said Sapna Raj, deputy commissioner of the Law Enforcement Bureau at the Commission on Human Rights.

    Well Sapna Raj you are absolutely right. One million percent right. And, above all else, I think the best way is to fix this problem, Herrunterleutnantfuhrer Raj – I mean, Mr. Deputy Commissioner of the Law Enforcement Bureau at the Commission on Orwellian Rights – is to rectify this by equalizing all races attending all New York City schools, including magnet schools. Wouldn’t that just be a splendid idea, Sapna Raj?

  114. peterike says:

    Oh dear. The story grows for Our Amy.

    Amy Cooper had a “romantic relationship” with Wall Street trader Martin Priest from 2008 to 2012, “while unaware that [he] was still residing with his wife,” according to a fraud suit she filed against him in 2015.

    Cooper broke up with Priest when she learned his wife was pregnant, the Manhattan Supreme Court filing said.

    https://nypost.com/2020/05/26/amy-cooper-once-claimed-her-ex-lover-bilked-her-out-of-65k/

    There’s a lot more.

    Look at the schlub she was fooling around with.

    God what a sorry story.

    • Replies: @Prosa123
    , @anon
    , @Thea
  115. I’m kind of torn on this one.

    There’s a certain type of aging woman who goes out of her way to be as unpleasant as possible. I’ve met her several times at CVS.

    She blocks the aisle with her cart while she blabs away on her cell phone. You stand there for a good 45 seconds, staring directly ahead, hoping that she will interpret your body language as a cue to move out of the way. She does not. When you say, “Excuse me, you’re blocking the aisle,” she runs to the store manager and claims that you are threatening her.

    She stands near the “Line Starts Here” sign, blocking the entrance to the register area with her cart, staring like a zombie at a discount shelf. You see a cashier waiting at the register for the next customer. You ask the customer, “Are you in line?” She looks at you with disdain and says, “Well, I’m standing here, aren’t I?” She stares at the shelf for another thirty seconds for good measure and then slowly walks up to the open register. Then she makes a disparaging comment about you to the cashier: “I don’t know how you deal with all of the nutcases who come in this store, like that guy over there.”

    Fortunately, I always go to the same CVS store and the manager has known me for years. I’m thick-skinned and cool-headed. So these incidents never escalate too far.

    • Replies: @Lot
  116. @Anon

    The funny thing about this incident is that dog mom is getting as much coverage as the genuinely egregious and brutal George Floyd story.

    I mean one video is of a whiny white lady making a fuss because she’s mad some annoying black gay guy tells her to leash her dog…and then in the other video, a police officer casually chokes out a black “forgery suspect” with his knee for 8 minutes, while surrounded by both fellow cops and bystanders.

    The media believes “Karen” is as important as an actual story.

    Also “Karen” has been outed and scrutinized more than the cops so far..

    • Replies: @Known Fact
  117. Prosa123 says:
    @peterike

    A Wall Street trader cannot be a schlub.

  118. @Anon

    I would have gone with ‘Selma Montgomery.’

  119. Clyde says:
    @Percy Gryce

    Jack D said this black bird watching clown was probably gay. I figured so before reading Jack’s comment.

  120. captflee says:
    @Pericles

    Moving air, but getting insufficient oxygen to one’s brain, the surest path to panic attack city?

  121. G. Poulin says:

    Amy Cooper? Isn’t she married to Sheldon?

  122. anonymous[280] • Disclaimer says:
    @Charon

    This guy is the walking embodiment of Ashkenazi demographic collapse — gay Jewish guy from UPenn who got a PhD in sexuality, masculinity and technology.

    I’ve often wondered if the sudden interest in gay rights by the establishment in the 90’s – 00’s was the result of downlow or bi Ashkenazi guys, perhaps having sympathy for high-profile gay Jewish AIDS victims in the 80’s

  123. anon[385] • Disclaimer says:
    @botazefa

    I skimmed it and it seemed kinda banal.

    Well…yeah…but…

    What am I missing?

    …it’s the Atlantic, what else did you expect?

  124. anon[385] • Disclaimer says:
    @peterike

    The Wall has profound effects on women. Sad stuff.

  125. Lot says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    Cooper is the occupational surname for the maker of wooden barrels, whose demand must have been high in Merry Olde England.

    It may be more common in Heritage blacks, as wikipedia says it is surname #35 in England and #4 in Liberia.

    I think it is a good name for a tire company with its double o and requirement of lip-rounding to pronounce.

  126. Anonymous[186] • Disclaimer says:
    @SunBakedSuburb

    Black attendants at assisted-living facilities is why there is an old man sleeping in my spare bedroom.

    That’s what I keep trying to tell my friends with meager retirement savings. If you’re 50 and white, if you don’t have a significant nest egg by the time you’re 80, you’re going to be a minority, probably brain riddled with dementia, with no social agency, no advocate, living in a state-run care facility being cared for by a mean old black woman who hates you, and you call “Mammy.”

  127. Thea says:
    @peterike

    So she got hooked on that NYC myth that liberal young women from ”boring” Towns fall for.

    The propaganda hums: NYC is fun(only for the wealthy), cool (grimy). exciting (dangerous) and romantic (opportunity for one-night-stands abound.)

    This has left women dead, barren, insane or lonely for decades now.

  128. BenKenobi says:
    @Anonymous

    If I’m responsible for slavery then I’m also responsible for the device you’re posting from. And your running water, and your electricity.

    So show some gratitude, smart guy.

  129. jsm says:
    @Anonymous

    LOVE IT! I vote for my tax dollars to use the currently-idle cruise ships to give you people a pleasant ride back where you came from.

    As for the Amerinds, the Sioux actually get a bit of sympathy from me, unlike you black liberals who use them as a bludgeon against us and then ignore them.

  130. anon[135] • Disclaimer says:
    @Neoconned

    that it’s new since the last time you were here

  131. @e

    It’s not journalism either…

    Yes it is. What it isn’t is reportage.

    Reportage definition is – the act or process of reporting news.

    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reportage

    https://www.dictionary.com/browse/reportage

  132. @anonymous

    “This guy is the walking embodiment of Ashkenazi demographic collapse”

    Yeah, and he STILL has a position of immense power over you, in spite of his nonsense credentials.

    You really don’t understand how this works, do you.

  133. @Barnard

    better to be tried by 12 than lowered by 6 imo

  134. Anonymous[186] • Disclaimer says:

    The New York Times made a rookie error: Never employ an old African Drama Queen to try to write an essay to make sense of things. Bitter Gay Nihilists of any race never have a pleasant story to tell of themselves, despite the fact that the writer left out from his narrative that the reason he’s “glowing” might be for the daily romps he has with assorted and inevitably white fuck bois he summons from his fuck boi app to visit him to engage in vile and perverse exploits in his shitty old apartment.

    Gay black men lead absolutely desperate, wretched, nasty lives in the Big Apple, and “Crazy Karen’s” rarely have anything to do with why the typical African Drama Queen wishes he were dead.

  135. anon[415] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    Blacks didn’t move here voluntarily – remember they got dragged here on slave ships and were subjected to the horrors of slavery and Jim Crow. Also there is that nasty little bit of genocide that was conducted Native Americans.

    Nobody cares. Every people on earth has been enslaved, massacred, tortured, you name it at one time or other. Whites have suffered these things too. Read history. Blacks and Indians have done these things in their day, worse than whites. Just ask the victims of the Aztecs or Hutus.
    The Vietnamese, Chinese and Russians have all suffered far worse in the past 150 years than any black in America. They are getting on with their lives and not whining about it.
    The Japanese and Germans have suffered worse things in the past 100 years than any black in America, and they picked themselves up and rebuilt nicely.
    This country will never belong to blacks, and they will never feel they belong here. Time for them to go.

  136. anonymous[117] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    This very strange…I am more or less familiar with the federal and NY state anti-discrimination statutes, and can’t imagine how the NYC Human Rights commission would have jurisdiction over a chance encounter between two strangers like this. These laws generally have jurisdiction over the activities of persons/corporations/organizations who are employers, operate public accommodations (restaurants and the like), credit bureaus, unions, etc., and who commit discriminatory acts against others belonging to protected classes.
    Is there some provision which allows the NYC commission to go after people who are just rude? Like a Karen Clause?

    • Replies: @Peterike
  137. donut says:
    @captflee

    I lived in NYC , Manhattan and Brooklyn for 4 years in the 90’s . I found the city to have as many good hearted people as any place I’ve lived and I’ve lived in 14 states and 4 foreign countries .
    I spent 10 days in Damascus in ’77 . What a friendly people I found there . Across the street from our hotel was a guy with a food cart and every evening I would go and get a little something . After about four nights of this routine he invited me for tea and some sweets to his home where his wife served us . He spoke very little English but made me , a stranger welcome in his home . When he closed up his cart to take me to his home he had another regular to watch it for him , “trust in God but tie your camel” right ? Later that man invited me to his home for tea as well . It turned out he was quite well off and lived in an old Ottoman mansion close by . He knew that I was from a lower social strata then he was but but gave no hint of that .
    Another time we took a taxi with about 4 other people to Daraa to see a Crusader castle built around an older Roman amphitheater . One of our fellow passengers insisted that we come and have dinner at his home after we had finished seeing the ancient site . They bought a goat and his wife spent several hours preparing the meal . There were a number of other similar encounters during our stay in Syria . I’ve got nothing but love for the Syrian people and I am filled with shame when I think of how we have attempted to destroy their country at the behest of the enemy of all mankind . What is happening to our civilization is the judgement of the Gods , they have withdrawn their favor and left us to be ruled by lesser peoples for our hubris .

    • Replies: @captflee
  138. anon[187] • Disclaimer says:

    “keep glowing”

    Isn’t that slang for being in the CIA?

  139. Peterike says:
    @anonymous

    “ Is there some provision which allows the NYC commission to go after people who are just rude?”

    It’s a one party city. They can do whatever they want, “laws” be damned. Who will oppose it? The press?

  140. Alden says:
    @utu

    The Netflix documentary about Epstein Filthy Rich is streaming now. Watched the first 2 episodes. One of the persons being interviewed confirmed Jeff was Wexler’s lover. The part about how the FBI investigators and local prosecutor and police were run over by Costa and some unknown high ups in the DOJ was excellent.

    12 year old triplets. At least he sent them home after he used them instead of selling them to someone even nastier than he and Maxwell.

    • Thanks: utu
  141. @peterike

    I don’t know about the NYT comment police, but one of the best Wall Street Journal features ever took readers inside the boiler room at You Tube where low-paid peons grind through tons of crap looking for copyright problems and other non-compliant posts. That was before blatant censorship became an issue, however.

  142. @S. Anonyia

    The media won’t admit it, but they know that infinitely more people — or at least media consumers — have had to endure an annoying pet owner, white woman, gay man or black man than a physically abusive policeman.

  143. Lot says:
    @Anon

    1. Second Lady Lynn Cheney wrote in 1981 a Western novel with some non-subtle lesbian undertones.

    2. Val Demings seems to be the superior black lady VP in every way. Actually black, long career in law enforcement, non-barren womb, never slept with an elderly married boss man, black husband also a cop, from a swing state, avoided going too far left on gun control.

    “ Let us go away together, away from the anger and imperatives of men. There will be only the two of us, and we shall linger through long afternoons of sweet retirement. In the evenings I shall read to you while you work your cross-stitch in the firelight. And then we shall go to bed, our bed, my dearest girl.”

    “ The women who embraced in the wagon were Adam and Eve crossing a dark cathedral stage – no, Eve and Eve, loving one another as they would not be able to once they ate of the fruit and knew themselves as they truly were.””

  144. Heymrguda says:

    You all ought to read “The Federalist” take on this Amy Cooper controversy. Rather than condemn the whole affair outright, it basically says she’s an obnoxious racist, but allows that maybe the Twitter mob “went a little too far.”
    Something like this reveals how and why Conservative Inc. is so utterly toothless and ineffective.

  145. Charlotte says:
    @pseudo

    I suspect Steve is amused by the irony on display. Mr. Owens’ view seems to boil down to this. “I would be happier if I could, I dunno . . . segregate myself from white people or something.” Apparently he hasn’t considered moving to a majority black nation.

  146. @anon

    Appearantly you haven’t dealt with a Karen or Becky in person. Try dealing with one in the workplace. They pull the same shit on whites!

  147. Dan Hayes says:
    @Grumpy

    Many Thanks! The remarkable story of a truly remarkable man.

    I believe that Anita Hill’s testimony ensured that the rest of Thomas’s career would be devoted to carrying out the dictum: Don’t Get Mad, Get Even!

    And on PBS no less. Will wonders never cease??

  148. @Neuday

    That is correct. Whites don’t like other whites. That is why we are the least tribal, least clannish, and least family oriented race on the planet. We don’t like each other. We like everyone else more. No wonder. Whites are overwhelmingly assholes.

  149. Anonymous[968] • Disclaimer says:

    Reparations with and only with separation is the answer.

    When something in your life becomes a major problem, get rid of it. My family had Sears stuff for years with great service, but eventually they started selling shit and not providing service, so Kenmore, Coldspot, Craftsman and their other brands became banished from our house and apparently enough other people did likewise that Sears is now about finished.

    I’ll never own another GM car, another Rickenbacker guitar or C.Crane radio either. Won’t eat at Arby’s or White Castle. I’m about ready to toss all my battery tools of one brand out en masse if I have another incident like the one I just had, too.

    A people can be tossed out of your life in the same way if need be. You don’t need to harm them or do anything illegal, you just only go where they aren’t. A lot of our grandparents lived like that. They never used epithets or “slurs” and never disrespected anyone, they just avoided a lot of places. They’d go to a grocery ten miles away instead of the one close by. Total avoidance was tough but you could largely keep the undesired pathologies out of your life.

    In the long run separate countries are the answer, just like separate businesses catering to customer bases with different expectations as to what constitutes good service. My brother in law drives Chevy trucks, thinks they’re great. He likes to work on stuff. Tells me my Toyota is overpriced. I buy them when they are two to five years old and drive them until they are ready for the crusher. When I replace the two I have now I will probably be dead or too old to drive before the new ones go.

  150. @Danindc

    She believes that racist cops are killing black men all the time, and she tried to use that fake knowledge to intimidate the guy.

    It’s clear from the fact that she pointedly says “African-American” to him and then again to the dispatcher.

    I’m not saying the guy was really in any danger of dying.

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  151. @SunBakedSuburb

    Wow. Did Steve suspend his no n-word policy? Or did Steve die of COVID weeks ago, and Unz has just been using an iSteve AI to keep the clicks going?

  152. @Kratoklastes

    I share some of your prejudices against psychotherapy, but in defence of gays, the last one I knew who complained of depression was because his father renounced him when his mother died. That would suck.

  153. @Je Suis Omar Mateen

    I’d be happy if Uncle Samantha paid blacks $1200 per month to cower in placeleave the USA permanently.

    FIFY.

  154. @anon

    He was looking for a confrontation. That’s why he had dog treats. She should have walked away when he pulled out his race card camera.

  155. @Anon

    Maybe I am slow on the uptake here, but I don’t see how having Kamala on the ticket helps protect Obama from the revelations of ObamaGate.

  156. ogunsiron says:
    @dearieme

    Black activism has been under intense “repair” for a while and the repair is going very well.

  157. Anonymous[387] • Disclaimer says:
    @Gabe Ruth

    If I hadn’t talked to her about some of the severe and sudden lung damage she’s seen, I’d be more inclined towards believing this was a world historical overreaction.

    It’s not the flu, and long term prognosis might be worse than expected for survivors.

    This, for me, is the matter for the gravest concern: what happens long-term to those who contract C-19?

    It’s one thing to die in a matter of weeks, quite another to live as an invalid/semi-invalid for years.

  158. danindc says:
    @Not My Economy

    Understood. I still don’t think she was threatening him w that. That’s a very ungenerous reading of the situation

  159. captflee says:
    @donut

    donut,

    Please forgive the dilatory nature of this reply, as I am striving mightily to extricate myself from the pit into which recent events have cast me, thus not operating at any great efficiency.

    I second your observation that the Big Apple does indeed possess a significant percentage of fine folk, but, alas, as is true of about any place beset by pervasive multiculturalism, it ain’t exactly a high trust environment, so the noticeably higher level of paranoia of NYC denizen yields rather different results from the input of garden variety polite behavior than does Charleston or Dubuque. The inevitable consequences of a multi-culti society were on pretty vivid display next door during your time in Damascus, as I recall.

    Hell, it was still quite festive in ’83 when from the wheelhouse of Neosho I watched New Jersey lob 16″ shells at some Tar Baby or other up in the Shouf Mountains. There are certainly incidents from my gummint sailing career ( 5 yrs LANT CIVMAR and another 20 or so on contracted hulls (“oceanographic research” and PM5 ROROs) which at the time struck me as borderline insane, such as the Immaculate Invasion (per Bob Shacochis) of Haiti in ’94 to install a loony Marxist priest in Baby Doc’s palace, and the crown jewel of them all, OEF/OIF (speaking of Tar Babies). Now, I am generally not at all loath to voice my doubts, but once the balloon goes up it’s all about the mission. Back when a gent whose zipper issues would some years later cost him the spookiest of all jobs was running the 101st Airborne he visited my FSS in Shuaiba as we offloaded his gear, so following the obligatory dog and pony extravaganza we fetched up at my office, whose door bore a version of the old Kitchener recruiting poster, but with OBL pointing a digit, and the legend, “I want you to invade Iraq.”, which elicited a sotto voce “I’m afraid you may be right…”, to the visible horror of his attending PIOs and assorted hangers on who hovered about him. Our ongoing involvement in Syria gives me a similar level of dyspepsia.

    Your experiences with hospitable Arabs track pretty closely with mine over the years. I have been awed by the kindness and generosity of people, often with nothing to spare, from Agadir to Aqaba, in the latter of which I was at least a minor deity among the longshore bunch, ex-residents of the West Bank to a man, based on my having sent along a requested salmon with the other skipper, and from working alongside them in the holds occasionally when things got hectic, which with nine deckies (C/M to ABs) occurs rather more frequently than one would wish. While one is well advised to always have one’s head on a swivel in much of the region, I can only recall one incident in which a local berated me for the malfeasances of Uncle Sam,and I was able to quell that with my, “You think they’ve been bothering YOU? The bastards have had their boot on MY people’s neck for a hundred and fifty years!” gambit, honed from years of dealing with idiot Euro-putzes, which usually transforms one’s antagonist to an ally (if only for the time needed to withdraw to safety) in short order.

    Saw your recent post regarding departing the MSCLANT doghouse to score horse around Alphabet City, which took me back, I must say. I was fortunate in that my employment with that bureaucracy overlapped the period in which I was the Almighty’s own Pied Piper of JAP-dom, so I did not often have to lay down my weary head there. Glad you survived the whole heroin deal… knew a couple of then ABs who got ahold of that good Sicilian shit and didn’t.

    Peace, brother!

  160. Anonymous[387] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnotherDad

    Expecting everyone is going to pat you on the bottom and whisper sweeting nothings in your ear is the height of juvenile silliness and entitlement.

    Now you tell me.

  161. @bigdicknick

    update: covid 19 unable to prevent chimpouts

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