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From the New York Times:

Hidden in Plain Sight: The Ghosts of Segregation

Vestiges of racism and oppression, from bricked-over segregated entrances to the forgotten sites of racial violence, still permeate much of America’s built environment. …

Bryant’s Grocery & Meat Market in Money, Miss., where, in 1955, 14-year-old Emmett Till was accused of whistling at a white woman. He was later kidnapped, tortured, lynched and dumped in the Tallahatchie River.

Ooh … spooky …

My impression is that the Woke are less and less treating talk of “the ghosts of segregation” and of malevolent “racist objects” as metaphorical and more as real: America is permeated by evil spirits, which can only be exorcised by giving the person complaining a well-paid job in the Diversity Inclusion Equity business.

In general, there is a dumbing down of America, which has been accelerated by elites declaring that African American tendencies (e.g., superstitiousness, fear of ghosts, etc.) are both beyond all criticism and worthy of emulation.

 
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  1. For peanuts! You wanna real job? Become president of a university. The new president of the local state university is getting a pay check for $1.5 million dollars a year. And he writes such nice letters about how the university community is to donate to Blue Santa drives and similar. Directors of diversity training don’t get anywhere near that.

    • Replies: @Abolish_public_education
    @Anonymouse

    Then the local professor of football must be making $5M.

    Cornhusker, perhaps?

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @Anonymouse

    Mouse, universities are ATMs for their employees. Over 30 coaches, at different colleges and universities in Ohio make over $250k per year. That includes coaches for sports such as fencing , golf and crew. Just search "Ohio coaches who make over $250k per year."

    Replies: @Redneck farmer

  2. Yet another example of “Harpending’s Hoodoo.’

  3. Any activity in the Diversity Inclusion Equity business will count towards GDP, so it’s all good /sarc

    • Agree: bomag, Cato
  4. “…to the forgotten sites of racial violence…”

    That’s the point. It’s all forgotten, so can we please STFU already?

    • Replies: @Charon
    @Spud Boy

    We're going to keep dredging it up until you and yours have been ground into the dirt. And whatever we can't dredge up, we'll just fabricate. We're not your father's New York Times anymore.

    Replies: @kaganovitch

    , @Father O'Hara
    @Spud Boy

    There are sites of racial violence all over NYC. Oh,you mean just whitey.

    , @Dago Shoes
    @Spud Boy

    This is merely the black version of the holoco$t indu$try … SSDD …

    Replies: @Ben tillman

  5. Racist ghosts! I always knew Casper was a KKK dogwhistle.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    @Frank McGar

    'Racist ghosts! I always knew Casper was a KKK dogwhistle.'

    Reminds me. I just noticed this dogwhistle today.

    Oakland.

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @Frank McGar

    Does anybody ever wonder what the ghost of Kitty Genovese is up to these days?

    Replies: @Frank McGar

  6. Anyone with an imagination realized ‘ghosts’ were everywhere in the built and natural environment sometime around ten years old.

    Smart and mature people used them as inspiration. Fusspot literalists take it to indicate a need to remake the world in their own image.

    • Agree: Cato
  7. Both blacks and whites were better off when they were segregated. Many people of both races, who actually care about Americans instead of the furtherance of their political careers and the acquisition of power, have expressed the same view.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @GeneralRipper


    Both blacks and whites were better off when they were segregated.
     
    That's why God made continents, and oceans between them. Unfortunately, true segregation-- grand apartheid-- has never been attempted on this side of the Atlantic. New Worlders thought they were smarter than God.

    That's why America has always been a failure. You can't have two races in the same territory and expect anything to work. It never has.

    They don't call Canada the Great White North for nothing. As indeed she was, before the Trudeaux.

    Replies: @Ganderson

    , @AnotherDad
    @GeneralRipper


    Both blacks and whites were better off when they were segregated. Many people of both races, who actually care about Americans instead of the furtherance of their political careers and the acquisition of power, have expressed the same view.
     
    General rule:

    Population groups who are not--or do not want--interbreeding should not be together.

    This goes for blacks+whites. But also for Jews and Gypsies and gentiles in the West.

    Having separate populations that are the slave class, or peasant class or criminal class or the middle man class or rentier class or noble class or priestly class is bad for the development and stability of nations.

    Nations are far, far, far better off being "one people" nations where the elites are the same people as the masses and the skills and genes of the elite classes--who properly should be more fertile (at least in surviving/reproducing children)--are filtering down through the population.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @AndrewR

    , @Herb Denning
    @GeneralRipper

    Not white girls!

    , @Jon Halpenny
    @GeneralRipper

    Many American blacks have benefitted greatly from desegregation. Whites, arguably, not so much.

    Replies: @Colin Wright

    , @John Pepple
    @GeneralRipper

    The problem is the elites and their crazy ideas. They think racism lurks behind everything, whereas non-elites can see that there are other factors that explain things. For example, the small number of blacks getting into elite schools that are dominated by Asians can be explained very simply by noting that Asians are likely to study a lot more than blacks. And that should be the end of the discussion, and if there is anything more to be said, it is to wonder how we can get blacks to study more. Instead, we are told that there must be racism involved and that therefore standardized tests used by these schools for admissions must be abandoned. It's completely crazy.

  8. It’s voodoo. It’s sinecure. Whitey.

  9. And for the article’s grand finale:

    Bryant’s Grocery & Meat Market in Money, Miss., where, in 1955, 14-year-old Emmett Till was accused of whistling at a white woman. He was later kidnapped, tortured, lynched and dumped in the Tallahatchie River.

    Fun fact, Emmet Till’s father was also killed for whistling, among other things, at white women: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Till

    • Replies: @James O'Meara
    @jon

    "later kidnapped, tortured, lynched and dumped in the Tallahatchie River."

    Yes yes yes, but what happened NEXT? Did he DIE? I have to KNOW! TELL ME!

    , @Che Blutarsky
    @jon

    That's St. Louis Till, as his fellow military prisoner Ezra Pound called him. What is the over/under on how long it will be before a major city is renamed after him?

    , @Cortes
    @jon

    Till’s crimes were noted in

    https://www.bokus.com/bok/9780712673761/time-to-kill/

    A very fine collection of essays on WWII in Europe.

  10. Clearly, the solution is to tear down the @Henry's Cat

    @Justice Duvalll

    Segregated toilets for men and women, terrible! There has been a recent push in favour of unisex toilets, but it hasn't gained much impetus. If anything, it would probably reduce the overall number of toilets.

  • The only way to exorcise the ghost of segregation would be to bring back the reality of it. Let blacks rule themselves and decide their own destiny without anyone to blame for their failures.

    • Replies: @Bugg
    @Rob McX

    Or elect a nominally black presid..oh, that.

    , @Ragno
    @Rob McX

    Spirit of Jim Crow......riiiiise!

  • I’m currently reading Obama’s new book and it’s amazing how much of a sidewinder 2020 is compared to 2008. The book is full of interesting nuggets for those with the fortitude and stamina. He’s very much in Oprah-mode so far in the book.

    As I walked onstage in an auditorium in Columbia to give our victory speech, I could feel the pulse of stomping feet and clapping hands. Several thousand people had packed themselves into the venue, though under the glare of television lights, I could see only the first few rows—college students mostly, white and Black in equal measure, some with their arms interlocked or draped over one another’s shoulders, their faces beaming with joy and purpose. “Race doesn’t matter!” people were chanting. “Race doesn’t matter! Race doesn’t matter!”

    I spotted some of our young organizers and volunteers mixed in with the crowd. Once again, they’d come through, despite the naysayers. They deserved a victory lap, I thought to myself, a moment of pure elation. Which is why, even as I quieted the crowd and dove into my speech, I didn’t have the heart to correct those well-meaning chanters—to remind them that in the year 2008, with the Confederate flag and all it stood for still hanging in front of a state capitol just a few blocks away, race still mattered plenty, as much as they might want to believe otherwise.

    Oh how things have changed.

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    @Kronos

    It's disingenuous crap like this that makes Obama so insufferable. I haven't read Icky Homo, but I assume the excerpted material is about the 2008 South Carolina Presidential primary, in which Obama defeated Her Royal Codpiece.

    Obama gives us his best "more in sorrow than in anger" furrowed-brow stance when he says that, contrary to what those crazy kids might think, "race still mattered" when the Confederate flag could still fly from the South Carolina state capitol. He almost certainly neglects to mention that had he been white, and a first-term U.S. Senator with eight undistinguished years in the Illinois legislature behind him, no one would have taken him seriously as a presidential hopeful at all. The only reason he was even a candidate -- much less one with a real chance to beat Hillary! -- was because of his race. White Americans dearly wanted a black man they could feel good about voting for, and Obama filled that market niche like no one else had ever done. "Race doesn't matter"? Obama knew better: it was the raison d'etre of his candidacy. But it's easier to blame others for keeping the racial flame alight.

    I bet he sent several autographed copies of his doorstop to Queen Elizabeth, to pass out around Buckingham Palace. We'll know for sure when copies start showing up on eBay, inscribed "To Liz, From President Obama."

    Replies: @Kronos

    , @Stan Adams
    @Kronos

    Obama was, is and always shall be a con artist, plain and simple.

    "As the 82-year-old woman who had just given me her life's savings cried tears of joy, I didn't have the heart to tell her that I was not a Nigerian prince, and that I had no intention of transferring ten million dollars into her bank account."

    As for those drooling dolts who thought they were voting for a post-racial future ... ha, ha, cracka suckas!

    , @Alfa158
    @Kronos

    I’m not sure what particular rally that was. It’s strains credulity that an audience would be chanting “race doesn’t matter” unless they were all MLK Republicans. To Democrats, race is everything. Frankly sounds like something Obama’s ghost writer made up.
    The only video for a rally that might match the description I could find was his Columbia South Carolina primary victory speech and the crowd was chanting “yes we can”, not “race doesn’t matter”. Can you provide more detail from the book on where that speech was?

    Replies: @Dr. X, @Peter D. Bredon, @S. Anonyia, @Kronos, @Hypnotoad666

    , @Possumman
    @Kronos

    I wonder who wrote it

    Replies: @Cato

    , @Jus' Sayin'...
    @Kronos

    What a pompous, ignorant, bloviating ass BO is. Thanks for reminding me.

    , @PiltdownMan
    @Kronos

    I don't think I could stand to read more than a page, if all of his 700 page book happens to be written in that purple prose that is in the excerpts. But his fans seem to lap it up.

    Replies: @Kronos

    , @Lurker
    @Kronos


    I’m currently reading Obama’s new book
     
    You have my . . . sympathies.

    You do realise you weren't supposed to actually read it, merely have it adorn a coffee table or a shelf clearly visible to visitors. Or, these days, in the background for a Zoom meeting. In fact, for that, you only need a picture of the book.

    Replies: @Kronos, @Rob McX

    , @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia
    @Kronos

    Wow, you're actually READING this book?

    You have more fortitude than a platoon of angry Marines. I'd wind up in the hospital with dehydration as the nausea would overwhelm me.

    Memoir as emetic.

    Did anybody see the review in the NY Times Sunday Book Review? It found new levels of sycophancy, as it droned on and on for 5 full pages.

    The lightbringer's memoir, like his wife's tome and Thomas Piketty's pseudo economic study, will top the list of most talked about best-selling unread books of the last decade.

    It will have a honored place on the bookshelves of progressives, with some pages forever unseparated, and the spine and cover and page edges dusted off regularly by the immigrant housekeeper.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian, @Gary in Gramercy

    , @Just another serf
    @Kronos

    I’d love to read President Obama’s book. I greatly enjoy Black literature. It’s so real and authentic.

    Unfortunately, my wife and I have lost our jobs due to the COVID pandemic. My wife visited the local library to see if she could reserve a copy. Sadly, she was brutally beaten by a BLM group and remains hospitalized with extensive fractures and lacerations.

    I tried to buy the kindle version, but Amazon has refused the sale as my cousin apparently voted for Trump. And this has now become part of our social score. Seems unfair, but it’s a new world now. Some friends have suggested writing a letter to Vice President Harris. That might help.

    Replies: @Kronos

    , @Pericles
    @Kronos

    What I can say for certain is that I’m not yet ready to abandon the possibility of America—not just for the sake of future generations of Americans but for all of humankind.

     


    More than anyone else, I wrote my book for young people—as an invitation to once again remake the world, and to bring about, through hard work, determination, and a big dose of imagination, an America that finally aligns with all that is best in us.

     

    (There's more, don't worry.)

    However, I particularly like the following. It seems The One got rattled.

    Through Palin, it seemed as if the dark spirits that had long been lurking were finding their way to center stage

     

  • Their just purity spiraling. They know, consciously or otherwise, that the emotional and cultural resources that they have used to power their rule are rapidly depleting. Like a totalitarian regime that has no more petroleum converting its vehicles to burn wood, the result is nastier, less efficient, and increasingly ridiculous, leaving only the most committed partisans as defenders. This was recently best illustrated by the particularly clownish 1619 project, a ham fisted rhetorical gambit that cost them precious credibility. The Times is too valuable for the powers that be to let it die on the hill of diversity, so they will probably be forced to shorten the leash of their more frenzied equalitarians just to maintain relevance (this was presumably the role that Bari Weiss was supposed to fill, as a sort of tempering agent that was still leftist, jewish, and of the war party) but in the meantime Steve will be provided with increasingly laughable fodder like this.

    • Agree: PiltdownMan, Desiderius
    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Blue Collar Mike

    I want to agree but think they think they're winning. Full speed ahead on the great reset, economy crashing, even cheltingham wainscotting once Mr. Biden delivers on his promise to end the Constitution and directly attack law-abiding citizens.

    , @Kronos
    @Blue Collar Mike

    Oh man, and I just bought this 1619 Project reusable shopping bag to show how woke I am.

    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1722/0531/products/1619-tote-front_copy_1024x1024.jpg?v=1580741934

    The leather bag was out of my price range.

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61wLwZQ6JqL.__AC_SY395_QL70_ML2_.jpg

    , @anonymous
    @Blue Collar Mike

    The 1619 project is catching on. Several years from now most American kids will be learning US history influenced by it.

    , @peterike
    @Blue Collar Mike

    "the particularly clownish 1619 project, a ham fisted rhetorical gambit..."

    Yes.

    "...that cost them precious credibility."

    Nope. The MSM never, ever, ever loses "credibility" or power. How many times just in the Trump years have we heard that THIS [insert daily ludicrous lie] is the final lie that will break the back of the MSM! And yet... it never does happen, does it? Instead we got a survey that showed that 15% or whatever of Biden voters wouldn't have voted for him if they knew about "x".

    HOW COULD YOU POSSIBLY NOT KNOW ABOUT X???

    Yet they don't. Because the MSM wins, every. single. time. (see what I did there?)

    Replies: @Rob McX, @J.Ross

  • Nothing is more hidden in America than the ghosts of desegregation, like those of Conan Hinnant, Channon Christian, and Britany Drexel.

    Not all ghosts are created equal.

    • Agree: Rob McX, Charon
    • Replies: @MBlanc46
    @Sandy Berger's Socks

    Say their names!

  • It’s a spooky place

    Billy Joe Macallister jumped of the Tallahachie Bridge.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Noticer


    Billy Joe Macallister jumped off the Tallahachie Bridge.
     
    That was not a racial incident. Apparently, from the song at least, he was depressed after his Mama quit the Harper Valley PTA. Her skirts were waaay too high.

    Read about The Day Billie Joe McAlister quit the Harper Valley PTA. Sometimes the ghost of Mrs. Johnson in her miniskirt haunts my dreams, even to this day.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy, @Rob McX

    , @PiltdownMan
    @Noticer

    It’s a spooky place

    Billy Joe Macallister jumped of the Tallahachie Bridge
     

    .


    While we're free associating song titles, here's another (presuming Mr. Sailer's indulgence.)


    https://youtu.be/Fola80rQop4


    Sung, of course, by an Englishwoman who achieved honorary Southern lady status among us non-Southerners—on the basis of a Southern sounding song.

    https://youtu.be/dp4339EbVn8

  • How can forgotten sites of racial violence permeate…anything?

    I care about racism when violent and perpetrated by state actors but even that’s becoming difficult. As per Derb, anger is fractal – failing to capitalize black today is as offensive as actual lynching was 100 years ago.

  • Almost all the paces shown in these pictures were in much better shape and were actually functioning when segregation was there, vs most of them being abandoned and dilapidated today. The irony of it all.

  • You mean the Southern Poverty Law Center hasn’t purchased Bryant’s Grocery & Meat Market (in Money, MS no less!) and turned it into a free food for blacks (Blacks!) distribution center and shrine?

    They have hundreds of millions. What would it cost, a few hundred thousand at most.

    They could add nightly Emmett Till Jr. holograms to “ghost up” the joint, and play scary music. Sell ‘Klan B Gone’ spray, stars-and-bars rebel flags for nightly burnings. Moon Pie, even.

    Seems like they are missing a big opportunity there. They could have annual memorials which are sure to be covered by the Woke Media. Oprah would attend, Barrack, all of them.

    Money MS might actually be lifted out of the economic doldrums. Of course some of the locals might have stories at odds with the Narrative here. But no one listens to them.

    Who says there are no good ideas generated here at Sailer’s workshop?

    • Agree: Harry Baldwin
    • LOL: TWS
    • Replies: @Jus' Sayin'...
    @Muggles


    They could add nightly Emmett Till Jr. holograms to “ghost up” the joint, and play scary music. Sell ‘Klan B Gone’ spray, stars-and-bars rebel flags for nightly burnings. Moon Pie, even.
     
    Why not an Emmet Till amusement park?
    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Muggles


    You mean the Southern Poverty Law Center hasn’t purchased Bryant’s Grocery & Meat Market (in Money, MS no less!) and turned it into a free food for blacks (Blacks!) distribution center and shrine?

     

    If SPLC gave a sweet Alabama damn about blacks, they'd hire some. Their skullcap/hairpick ratio is horrendous. Though not as bad as a Biden Cabinet.
  • @Kronos
    https://www.amazon.com/Promised-Land-Barack-Obama/dp/1524763160/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Obama&qid=1606778931&sr=8-1

    I’m currently reading Obama’s new book and it’s amazing how much of a sidewinder 2020 is compared to 2008. The book is full of interesting nuggets for those with the fortitude and stamina. He’s very much in Oprah-mode so far in the book.

    As I walked onstage in an auditorium in Columbia to give our victory speech, I could feel the pulse of stomping feet and clapping hands. Several thousand people had packed themselves into the venue, though under the glare of television lights, I could see only the first few rows—college students mostly, white and Black in equal measure, some with their arms interlocked or draped over one another’s shoulders, their faces beaming with joy and purpose. “Race doesn’t matter!” people were chanting. “Race doesn’t matter! Race doesn’t matter!”
     

    I spotted some of our young organizers and volunteers mixed in with the crowd. Once again, they’d come through, despite the naysayers. They deserved a victory lap, I thought to myself, a moment of pure elation. Which is why, even as I quieted the crowd and dove into my speech, I didn’t have the heart to correct those well-meaning chanters—to remind them that in the year 2008, with the Confederate flag and all it stood for still hanging in front of a state capitol just a few blocks away, race still mattered plenty, as much as they might want to believe otherwise.
     
    Oh how things have changed.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy, @Stan Adams, @Alfa158, @Possumman, @Jus' Sayin'..., @PiltdownMan, @Lurker, @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia, @Just another serf, @Pericles

    It’s disingenuous crap like this that makes Obama so insufferable. I haven’t read Icky Homo, but I assume the excerpted material is about the 2008 South Carolina Presidential primary, in which Obama defeated Her Royal Codpiece.

    Obama gives us his best “more in sorrow than in anger” furrowed-brow stance when he says that, contrary to what those crazy kids might think, “race still mattered” when the Confederate flag could still fly from the South Carolina state capitol. He almost certainly neglects to mention that had he been white, and a first-term U.S. Senator with eight undistinguished years in the Illinois legislature behind him, no one would have taken him seriously as a presidential hopeful at all. The only reason he was even a candidate — much less one with a real chance to beat Hillary! — was because of his race. White Americans dearly wanted a black man they could feel good about voting for, and Obama filled that market niche like no one else had ever done. “Race doesn’t matter”? Obama knew better: it was the raison d’etre of his candidacy. But it’s easier to blame others for keeping the racial flame alight.

    I bet he sent several autographed copies of his doorstop to Queen Elizabeth, to pass out around Buckingham Palace. We’ll know for sure when copies start showing up on eBay, inscribed “To Liz, From President Obama.”

    • Agree: SimpleSong
    • Replies: @Kronos
    @Gary in Gramercy


    I haven’t read Icky Homo, but I assume the excerpted material is about the 2008 South Carolina Presidential primary, in which Obama defeated Her Royal Codpiece.
     
    Your correct. I should’ve clarified more on that.
  • @Kronos
    https://www.amazon.com/Promised-Land-Barack-Obama/dp/1524763160/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Obama&qid=1606778931&sr=8-1

    I’m currently reading Obama’s new book and it’s amazing how much of a sidewinder 2020 is compared to 2008. The book is full of interesting nuggets for those with the fortitude and stamina. He’s very much in Oprah-mode so far in the book.

    As I walked onstage in an auditorium in Columbia to give our victory speech, I could feel the pulse of stomping feet and clapping hands. Several thousand people had packed themselves into the venue, though under the glare of television lights, I could see only the first few rows—college students mostly, white and Black in equal measure, some with their arms interlocked or draped over one another’s shoulders, their faces beaming with joy and purpose. “Race doesn’t matter!” people were chanting. “Race doesn’t matter! Race doesn’t matter!”
     

    I spotted some of our young organizers and volunteers mixed in with the crowd. Once again, they’d come through, despite the naysayers. They deserved a victory lap, I thought to myself, a moment of pure elation. Which is why, even as I quieted the crowd and dove into my speech, I didn’t have the heart to correct those well-meaning chanters—to remind them that in the year 2008, with the Confederate flag and all it stood for still hanging in front of a state capitol just a few blocks away, race still mattered plenty, as much as they might want to believe otherwise.
     
    Oh how things have changed.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy, @Stan Adams, @Alfa158, @Possumman, @Jus' Sayin'..., @PiltdownMan, @Lurker, @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia, @Just another serf, @Pericles

    Obama was, is and always shall be a con artist, plain and simple.

    “As the 82-year-old woman who had just given me her life’s savings cried tears of joy, I didn’t have the heart to tell her that I was not a Nigerian prince, and that I had no intention of transferring ten million dollars into her bank account.”

    As for those drooling dolts who thought they were voting for a post-racial future … ha, ha, cracka suckas!

  • @Noticer
    It’s a spooky place

    Billy Joe Macallister jumped of the Tallahachie Bridge.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @PiltdownMan

    Billy Joe Macallister jumped off the Tallahachie Bridge.

    That was not a racial incident. Apparently, from the song at least, he was depressed after his Mama quit the Harper Valley PTA. Her skirts were waaay too high.

    Read about The Day Billie Joe McAlister quit the Harper Valley PTA. Sometimes the ghost of Mrs. Johnson in her miniskirt haunts my dreams, even to this day.

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Achmed, you're one of my very favorite commenters, truly a delight, but when it comes to music, well...is there such a thing as a hearing-ear dog? Tom T. Hall is one of country music's greatest songwriters. To suggest, even in jest, that he cribbed the melody of "Harper Valley P.T.A." from Bobbie Gentry's "Ode to Billie Joe" is calumny. And I'm not even a big country music fan. But I bought both as 45's, when I wasn't big enough to see over the record store counter.

    Conflating two great, but very different, songs about aspects of Southern culture is one reason Southerners hate us snotty New Yorkers. (I'm one; don't know about you.) For more on that subject, listen to Randy Newman's 1974 masterpiece, Good Old Boys -- but especially its jawdropping opener, "Rednecks."

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Hapalong Cassidy, @Achmed E. Newman

    , @Rob McX
    @Achmed E. Newman

    According to the Google search page, Billy Jo's relationship with the girl in his life, Bobbie Lee, is never consummated, and "he jumps off the bridge after a drunken homosexual encounter". He seems to have been the martyr of a heteronormative society that forced him into a sham relationship.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

  • @Kronos
    https://www.amazon.com/Promised-Land-Barack-Obama/dp/1524763160/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Obama&qid=1606778931&sr=8-1

    I’m currently reading Obama’s new book and it’s amazing how much of a sidewinder 2020 is compared to 2008. The book is full of interesting nuggets for those with the fortitude and stamina. He’s very much in Oprah-mode so far in the book.

    As I walked onstage in an auditorium in Columbia to give our victory speech, I could feel the pulse of stomping feet and clapping hands. Several thousand people had packed themselves into the venue, though under the glare of television lights, I could see only the first few rows—college students mostly, white and Black in equal measure, some with their arms interlocked or draped over one another’s shoulders, their faces beaming with joy and purpose. “Race doesn’t matter!” people were chanting. “Race doesn’t matter! Race doesn’t matter!”
     

    I spotted some of our young organizers and volunteers mixed in with the crowd. Once again, they’d come through, despite the naysayers. They deserved a victory lap, I thought to myself, a moment of pure elation. Which is why, even as I quieted the crowd and dove into my speech, I didn’t have the heart to correct those well-meaning chanters—to remind them that in the year 2008, with the Confederate flag and all it stood for still hanging in front of a state capitol just a few blocks away, race still mattered plenty, as much as they might want to believe otherwise.
     
    Oh how things have changed.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy, @Stan Adams, @Alfa158, @Possumman, @Jus' Sayin'..., @PiltdownMan, @Lurker, @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia, @Just another serf, @Pericles

    I’m not sure what particular rally that was. It’s strains credulity that an audience would be chanting “race doesn’t matter” unless they were all MLK Republicans. To Democrats, race is everything. Frankly sounds like something Obama’s ghost writer made up.
    The only video for a rally that might match the description I could find was his Columbia South Carolina primary victory speech and the crowd was chanting “yes we can”, not “race doesn’t matter”. Can you provide more detail from the book on where that speech was?

    • Replies: @Dr. X
    @Alfa158

    Is there anything Obama has written (or, perhaps more accurately, has had ghostwritten for him) that doesn't strain credulity?

    , @Peter D. Bredon
    @Alfa158

    "The only video for a rally that might match the description I could find was his Columbia South Carolina primary victory speech and the crowd was chanting “yes we can”, not “race doesn’t matter”. Can you provide more detail from the book on where that speech was?"

    What is it with these mush-mouthed Southerners? No one can recall whether the Tiki Nazis at Charlottesville were chanting "You will not replace us" or "Jews will not replace us."

    Perhaps Obama's crowd were chanting "Blessed are the cheesemakers"?

    Replies: @Nicholas Stix

    , @S. Anonyia
    @Alfa158

    If the students were chanting it was probably his name or “USA.” Maybe he twisted that into “race doesn’t matter.”

    Chants aren’t that specific even among the woke.

    , @Kronos
    @Alfa158

    Yeah I jumped the gun without providing enough context.

    This was around January 25th 2008 during the South Carolina Democratic Primary. Back when Obama and Hillary were slogging for the nomination while a passive John Edwards was running a distant third. I still recall how nasty that was between those who were pro-Hillary and pro-Obama on the west coast. But this event was in Columbia, South Carolina.

    It’s interesting to note that South Carolina broke the Sanders campaign and resuscitated Biden.

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @Alfa158


    It’s strains credulity that an audience would be chanting “race doesn’t matter” unless they were all MLK Republican.
     
    If you think about it, "race doesn't matter" is a very awkward, non-catchy chant. How many chants have the word "doesn't."

    I think this falls into the category of: "stuff that didn't really happen, but would help move the narrative if it had."

    Like Obama's "girlfriend" in his original autobiography, who was a constructed mash-up of various women he had dated.

    Mere facts have a duty to line up with the Higher Truth of the Annointed One.

    Replies: @Kronos, @ben tillman

  • In general, there is a dumbing down of America, which has been accelerated by elites declaring that African American tendencies (e.g., superstitiousness, fear of ghosts, etc.) are both beyond all criticism and worthy of emulation.

    Huh? Where did anyone remark on superstitiousness or fear of ghosts? (And since when has either tendency had a notably black signature?).

    • Replies: @Peter D. Bredon
    @Art Deco

    "Huh? Where did anyone remark on superstitiousness or fear of ghosts? (And since when has either tendency had a notably black signature?)."

    If I may wax postmodern, or Jungian, for a bit; "modern" people project unwanted or "excluded" ideas onto The Other, rather than undertaking the hard work of integrating, or "owning" these parts of themselves.

    From Uncle Remus to Neville Goddard, from Bagger Vance to The Shining to The Green Mile, knowledge excluded from official, "rational" secular culture is the provenance of the Magical, or Numinous, Negro.

    In the same way, the "Gothic" genre of fiction enabled pale, anemic Brits to deal with the return of the repressed: sex, Catholicism, Italians, filthy foreigners buying up abbeys (Dracula), etc.

    , @J.Ross
    @Art Deco

    This is a fair point. Except for Lightning Mages (which are across the ocean anyway), concessions to ethnic stupidity have been concrete, with the most common and important being believing in laughably phony but legally serious accusations. If only the people defaming cops and bemoaning good citizenship would content themselves with a seance.

    , @Anon
    @Art Deco


    Huh? Where did anyone remark on superstitiousness or fear of ghosts? (And since when has either tendency had a notably black signature?).
     
    I don't know how black belief in superstitions rates with white beliefs or general Southern beliefs, but there are several tools used in sociology and anthropology to determine how culturally black a person is. One regularly revised one is called the African-American Aculturation Scale. There are a few dozen questions, and one entire subsection deals with belief in superstitions. For instance, it asks if you avoid "splitting a pole," which is where you are walking with a companion and you encounter a vertical divider of some sort: superstitious black groupings will all walk on the same side of the obstacle. There is also an item about the belief that some older black women are able to cure disease.

    Hilariously, an item in the Interracial Attitudes section is, and I quote, "IQ tests were set up purposefully to discriminate against black people." And another item is almost identical, "Most tests (like the SATs and tests to get a job) are set up to make sure that blacks don't get high scores on them." Given that 2 out of 47 items concern cognitive testing, it would appear that blacks are pretty obsessed with this topic.

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @Art Deco

    Art, there is a racist rock in Wisconsin on the campus of U of Wisconsin-Madison, that moves about at night looking for blacks to crush or something. Anyhow it is a threat.

    Replies: @Known Fact

    , @Jus' Sayin'...
    @Art Deco


    Huh? Where did anyone remark on superstitiousness or fear of ghosts? (And since when has either tendency had a notably black signature?).
     
    Old joke: Q. "What are Negros most afraid of?" A. "Dogs, ghosts and registered mail."

    Soros-funded propaganda site, Snopes, self-punked on this and declared it false, so it must be true! (https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/fear-factor/)

    Replies: @Art Deco

    , @anon
    @Art Deco

    "Huh? Where did anyone remark on superstitiousness or fear of ghosts? (And since when has either tendency had a notably black signature?)."

    It's all getting as bad as jews having a monopoly on the letter "j", and gays f-cking up the rainbow. I don't want to buy any child in the family anything with a rainbow on it. It's sickening. Now I can't watch anything with Jesus or A Christmas Carol, not that I care that much, I'm a silent believer, but suddenly my husband wants to put up Christmas lights and trust me he ain't a Christian.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @James O'Meara

    , @Muggles
    @Art Deco


    Huh? Where did anyone remark on superstitiousness or fear of ghosts? (And since when has either tendency had a notably black signature?).
     
    The superstitious nature of blacks in America (Blacks!) has long been a literary and even lyrical staple of American culture, particularly in and from the South. You can still find elements of that today if you know where to look.

    It was said to have a factual basis since in the 19th century and even beyond, most American blacks were under-educated formally and raised in religious homes. Some of those religions emphasized the "god fearing" aspect and references to the devil (and helpers) lurking were common in black musical culture, folk poetry and non black writing depicting blacks as characters or writing about them.

    Concerns about ghosts and superstitious customs were also common in many other cultures including European, Asian and Hispanic. As education and science became more widespread these beliefs were (and are) generally derided or minimized by educated upper classes and middle class aspirants. Slower to disappear in black culture.

    You'll find this association with blacks in Mark Twain and many other places. Get Woke man!

    Replies: @Art Deco

    , @MBlanc46
    @Art Deco

    “Feets, don’t fail me now!”

    , @Hamlet's Ghost
    @Art Deco

    Back in the early 90s, when 900 numbers were all the rage, I noticed a lot of washed up black actors were hired to extol the psychic hotlines on late night TV. Philip Michael Thomas, Gary Coleman, Nichelle Nichols among others were paying their rent this way. I think they might have even got Nell Carter on at one point. Never saw a white actor in those ads.

    Clearly the owners of the "authentic" psychic hotlines (as opposed to all the bogus ones) knew their market.

  • @Rob McX
    The only way to exorcise the ghost of segregation would be to bring back the reality of it. Let blacks rule themselves and decide their own destiny without anyone to blame for their failures.

    Replies: @Bugg, @Ragno

    Or elect a nominally black presid..oh, that.

  • I’ve noticed that since the Summer of George, “cultural” radio stations have been blacking up. Even WQXR, “Classical New York,” constantly features black artists, conductors, composers on its website and on the air, along with black hosts who constantly bring up racism, segregation etc. as the “context” for the music. I suppose the next step will be to locate even White music along the same temporal continuum, like BC/AD: “Next, Brahms First Symphony, which premiered almost a century before Emmett Till’s lynching.”

    Anyway, I mention this because WKCR (Columbia University) has a great blues show on Saturday mornings. When I tuned in this week, rather than country or Chicago blues, they were heavily promoting the new album “Uncivil War” by one Shemekia Copeland, especially this track:

    https://www.al.com/life/2020/10/hear-jason-isbell-solo-on-shemekia-copelands-clotildas-on-fire.html

    It’s actually pretty good, kinda like slowed-down Lynyrd Skynyrd, esp. the guitar solo from Jason Isbell. But note the lyrics, which they talked about a lot in an interview with her as well.

    Clotilda’s on fire
    Off the Alabama coast
    Clotilda’s on fire
    We’re still living with a ghost.

    The Clotilda was the last ship plying the now illegal slave trade, burned and scuttled by its captain to evade prosecution; it was rediscovered a couple years ago.

    On Saturday I wondered if modern day (White) Brits hold murderous grudges against Italians due to Claudius. SS’s post puts this in a more general context. After all, nothing scares blacks more than ghosts (except dogs and registered mail).

    • Replies: @Charon
    @James O'Meara

    Certified Mail. Registered is for valuables.

    Replies: @James O'Meara

    , @stillCARealist
    @James O'Meara

    My BIL, a security guard, claims blacks are terrified of tasers. More so than guns.

    , @Harry Baldwin
    @James O'Meara

    Even WQXR, “Classical New York,” constantly features black artists, conductors, composers on its website and on the air,

    I've noticed this too. A week ago our local classical station played "Symphony No. 1" by Florence Price, a black(ish) composer of whom I first heard a week or two ago at iSteve. The announcer introduced it with her bio, "Price is noted as the first African-American woman to be recognized as a symphonic composer. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra premiered the Symphony on June 15, 1933, making it the first composition by an African-American woman to be played by a major orchestra."

    I like most classical music and am not inclined to be critical, but I found Price's symphony to be conspicuously below the standard of what is usually played on this station. I'm not trying to take a cheap shot, that was my honest impression. Is her work well regarded by critics not grading on a curve?

    Replies: @Colin Wright, @James O'Meara

  • @jon
    And for the article's grand finale:

    Bryant’s Grocery & Meat Market in Money, Miss., where, in 1955, 14-year-old Emmett Till was accused of whistling at a white woman. He was later kidnapped, tortured, lynched and dumped in the Tallahatchie River.
     
    Fun fact, Emmet Till's father was also killed for whistling, among other things, at white women: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Till

    Replies: @James O'Meara, @Che Blutarsky, @Cortes

    “later kidnapped, tortured, lynched and dumped in the Tallahatchie River.”

    Yes yes yes, but what happened NEXT? Did he DIE? I have to KNOW! TELL ME!

  • @Alfa158
    @Kronos

    I’m not sure what particular rally that was. It’s strains credulity that an audience would be chanting “race doesn’t matter” unless they were all MLK Republicans. To Democrats, race is everything. Frankly sounds like something Obama’s ghost writer made up.
    The only video for a rally that might match the description I could find was his Columbia South Carolina primary victory speech and the crowd was chanting “yes we can”, not “race doesn’t matter”. Can you provide more detail from the book on where that speech was?

    Replies: @Dr. X, @Peter D. Bredon, @S. Anonyia, @Kronos, @Hypnotoad666

    Is there anything Obama has written (or, perhaps more accurately, has had ghostwritten for him) that doesn’t strain credulity?

  • @Alfa158
    @Kronos

    I’m not sure what particular rally that was. It’s strains credulity that an audience would be chanting “race doesn’t matter” unless they were all MLK Republicans. To Democrats, race is everything. Frankly sounds like something Obama’s ghost writer made up.
    The only video for a rally that might match the description I could find was his Columbia South Carolina primary victory speech and the crowd was chanting “yes we can”, not “race doesn’t matter”. Can you provide more detail from the book on where that speech was?

    Replies: @Dr. X, @Peter D. Bredon, @S. Anonyia, @Kronos, @Hypnotoad666

    “The only video for a rally that might match the description I could find was his Columbia South Carolina primary victory speech and the crowd was chanting “yes we can”, not “race doesn’t matter”. Can you provide more detail from the book on where that speech was?”

    What is it with these mush-mouthed Southerners? No one can recall whether the Tiki Nazis at Charlottesville were chanting “You will not replace us” or “Jews will not replace us.”

    Perhaps Obama’s crowd were chanting “Blessed are the cheesemakers”?

    • Replies: @Nicholas Stix
    @Peter D. Bredon

    "No one can recall whether the Tiki Nazis at Charlottesville were chanting 'You will not replace us' or 'Jews will not replace us.'"

    I can recall it just fine. I did a lot of work on Charlottesville. Initially, the pro-White marchers the night before the riot were chanting, "You will not replace us." However, then some marchers began chanting, "Jews will not replace us."

    I'm not sure whether the rest of the marchers joined in on the second version of the chant, but it was plenty loud.

  • Black people make me laugh!

    The NYT’s biggest stylist mistake in the history of their newspaper is their decision to depict black culture as a tragedy, rather than what it has always been: low comedy.

    https://nypost.com/2020/11/29/mother-of-slain-florida-teen-shot-at-his-burial/

    • Replies: @Kronos
    @Anonymous

    Bullets are the best means of breaking the 4th wall.

  • Check out the Ghosts of Systemic Racism series showing next year on Amazon Prime! They find actual ghosts!

    It will look just like this; skip to 11:00 for actual scenes of ghosts:

    Episodes include Finding Redlining in the Basement of City Hall, Syphilitic Ghosts of Tuskegee and Window Dressing: Blacks Who Died Waiting For Promotion To CEO.

  • @Blue Collar Mike
    Their just purity spiraling. They know, consciously or otherwise, that the emotional and cultural resources that they have used to power their rule are rapidly depleting. Like a totalitarian regime that has no more petroleum converting its vehicles to burn wood, the result is nastier, less efficient, and increasingly ridiculous, leaving only the most committed partisans as defenders. This was recently best illustrated by the particularly clownish 1619 project, a ham fisted rhetorical gambit that cost them precious credibility. The Times is too valuable for the powers that be to let it die on the hill of diversity, so they will probably be forced to shorten the leash of their more frenzied equalitarians just to maintain relevance (this was presumably the role that Bari Weiss was supposed to fill, as a sort of tempering agent that was still leftist, jewish, and of the war party) but in the meantime Steve will be provided with increasingly laughable fodder like this.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Kronos, @anonymous, @peterike

    I want to agree but think they think they’re winning. Full speed ahead on the great reset, economy crashing, even cheltingham wainscotting once Mr. Biden delivers on his promise to end the Constitution and directly attack law-abiding citizens.

  • @Art Deco
    In general, there is a dumbing down of America, which has been accelerated by elites declaring that African American tendencies (e.g., superstitiousness, fear of ghosts, etc.) are both beyond all criticism and worthy of emulation.

    Huh? Where did anyone remark on superstitiousness or fear of ghosts? (And since when has either tendency had a notably black signature?).

    Replies: @Peter D. Bredon, @J.Ross, @Anon, @Buffalo Joe, @Jus' Sayin'..., @anon, @Muggles, @MBlanc46, @Hamlet's Ghost

    “Huh? Where did anyone remark on superstitiousness or fear of ghosts? (And since when has either tendency had a notably black signature?).”

    If I may wax postmodern, or Jungian, for a bit; “modern” people project unwanted or “excluded” ideas onto The Other, rather than undertaking the hard work of integrating, or “owning” these parts of themselves.

    From Uncle Remus to Neville Goddard, from Bagger Vance to The Shining to The Green Mile, knowledge excluded from official, “rational” secular culture is the provenance of the Magical, or Numinous, Negro.

    In the same way, the “Gothic” genre of fiction enabled pale, anemic Brits to deal with the return of the repressed: sex, Catholicism, Italians, filthy foreigners buying up abbeys (Dracula), etc.

  • @Kronos
    https://www.amazon.com/Promised-Land-Barack-Obama/dp/1524763160/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Obama&qid=1606778931&sr=8-1

    I’m currently reading Obama’s new book and it’s amazing how much of a sidewinder 2020 is compared to 2008. The book is full of interesting nuggets for those with the fortitude and stamina. He’s very much in Oprah-mode so far in the book.

    As I walked onstage in an auditorium in Columbia to give our victory speech, I could feel the pulse of stomping feet and clapping hands. Several thousand people had packed themselves into the venue, though under the glare of television lights, I could see only the first few rows—college students mostly, white and Black in equal measure, some with their arms interlocked or draped over one another’s shoulders, their faces beaming with joy and purpose. “Race doesn’t matter!” people were chanting. “Race doesn’t matter! Race doesn’t matter!”
     

    I spotted some of our young organizers and volunteers mixed in with the crowd. Once again, they’d come through, despite the naysayers. They deserved a victory lap, I thought to myself, a moment of pure elation. Which is why, even as I quieted the crowd and dove into my speech, I didn’t have the heart to correct those well-meaning chanters—to remind them that in the year 2008, with the Confederate flag and all it stood for still hanging in front of a state capitol just a few blocks away, race still mattered plenty, as much as they might want to believe otherwise.
     
    Oh how things have changed.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy, @Stan Adams, @Alfa158, @Possumman, @Jus' Sayin'..., @PiltdownMan, @Lurker, @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia, @Just another serf, @Pericles

    I wonder who wrote it

    • Replies: @Cato
    @Possumman

    Seriously, who was the ghost writer? Bill Ayres, again?

    Replies: @Kronos

  • @Art Deco
    In general, there is a dumbing down of America, which has been accelerated by elites declaring that African American tendencies (e.g., superstitiousness, fear of ghosts, etc.) are both beyond all criticism and worthy of emulation.

    Huh? Where did anyone remark on superstitiousness or fear of ghosts? (And since when has either tendency had a notably black signature?).

    Replies: @Peter D. Bredon, @J.Ross, @Anon, @Buffalo Joe, @Jus' Sayin'..., @anon, @Muggles, @MBlanc46, @Hamlet's Ghost

    This is a fair point. Except for Lightning Mages (which are across the ocean anyway), concessions to ethnic stupidity have been concrete, with the most common and important being believing in laughably phony but legally serious accusations. If only the people defaming cops and bemoaning good citizenship would content themselves with a seance.

  • @Gary in Gramercy
    @Kronos

    It's disingenuous crap like this that makes Obama so insufferable. I haven't read Icky Homo, but I assume the excerpted material is about the 2008 South Carolina Presidential primary, in which Obama defeated Her Royal Codpiece.

    Obama gives us his best "more in sorrow than in anger" furrowed-brow stance when he says that, contrary to what those crazy kids might think, "race still mattered" when the Confederate flag could still fly from the South Carolina state capitol. He almost certainly neglects to mention that had he been white, and a first-term U.S. Senator with eight undistinguished years in the Illinois legislature behind him, no one would have taken him seriously as a presidential hopeful at all. The only reason he was even a candidate -- much less one with a real chance to beat Hillary! -- was because of his race. White Americans dearly wanted a black man they could feel good about voting for, and Obama filled that market niche like no one else had ever done. "Race doesn't matter"? Obama knew better: it was the raison d'etre of his candidacy. But it's easier to blame others for keeping the racial flame alight.

    I bet he sent several autographed copies of his doorstop to Queen Elizabeth, to pass out around Buckingham Palace. We'll know for sure when copies start showing up on eBay, inscribed "To Liz, From President Obama."

    Replies: @Kronos

    I haven’t read Icky Homo, but I assume the excerpted material is about the 2008 South Carolina Presidential primary, in which Obama defeated Her Royal Codpiece.

    Your correct. I should’ve clarified more on that.

  • @Anonymouse
    For peanuts! You wanna real job? Become president of a university. The new president of the local state university is getting a pay check for $1.5 million dollars a year. And he writes such nice letters about how the university community is to donate to Blue Santa drives and similar. Directors of diversity training don't get anywhere near that.

    Replies: @Abolish_public_education, @Buffalo Joe

    Then the local professor of football must be making $5M.

    Cornhusker, perhaps?

  • Anon[367] • Disclaimer says:
    @Art Deco
    In general, there is a dumbing down of America, which has been accelerated by elites declaring that African American tendencies (e.g., superstitiousness, fear of ghosts, etc.) are both beyond all criticism and worthy of emulation.

    Huh? Where did anyone remark on superstitiousness or fear of ghosts? (And since when has either tendency had a notably black signature?).

    Replies: @Peter D. Bredon, @J.Ross, @Anon, @Buffalo Joe, @Jus' Sayin'..., @anon, @Muggles, @MBlanc46, @Hamlet's Ghost

    Huh? Where did anyone remark on superstitiousness or fear of ghosts? (And since when has either tendency had a notably black signature?).

    I don’t know how black belief in superstitions rates with white beliefs or general Southern beliefs, but there are several tools used in sociology and anthropology to determine how culturally black a person is. One regularly revised one is called the African-American Aculturation Scale. There are a few dozen questions, and one entire subsection deals with belief in superstitions. For instance, it asks if you avoid “splitting a pole,” which is where you are walking with a companion and you encounter a vertical divider of some sort: superstitious black groupings will all walk on the same side of the obstacle. There is also an item about the belief that some older black women are able to cure disease.

    Hilariously, an item in the Interracial Attitudes section is, and I quote, “IQ tests were set up purposefully to discriminate against black people.” And another item is almost identical, “Most tests (like the SATs and tests to get a job) are set up to make sure that blacks don’t get high scores on them.” Given that 2 out of 47 items concern cognitive testing, it would appear that blacks are pretty obsessed with this topic.

  • @jon
    And for the article's grand finale:

    Bryant’s Grocery & Meat Market in Money, Miss., where, in 1955, 14-year-old Emmett Till was accused of whistling at a white woman. He was later kidnapped, tortured, lynched and dumped in the Tallahatchie River.
     
    Fun fact, Emmet Till's father was also killed for whistling, among other things, at white women: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Till

    Replies: @James O'Meara, @Che Blutarsky, @Cortes

    That’s St. Louis Till, as his fellow military prisoner Ezra Pound called him. What is the over/under on how long it will be before a major city is renamed after him?

  • @Alfa158
    @Kronos

    I’m not sure what particular rally that was. It’s strains credulity that an audience would be chanting “race doesn’t matter” unless they were all MLK Republicans. To Democrats, race is everything. Frankly sounds like something Obama’s ghost writer made up.
    The only video for a rally that might match the description I could find was his Columbia South Carolina primary victory speech and the crowd was chanting “yes we can”, not “race doesn’t matter”. Can you provide more detail from the book on where that speech was?

    Replies: @Dr. X, @Peter D. Bredon, @S. Anonyia, @Kronos, @Hypnotoad666

    If the students were chanting it was probably his name or “USA.” Maybe he twisted that into “race doesn’t matter.”

    Chants aren’t that specific even among the woke.

  • @Anonymouse
    For peanuts! You wanna real job? Become president of a university. The new president of the local state university is getting a pay check for $1.5 million dollars a year. And he writes such nice letters about how the university community is to donate to Blue Santa drives and similar. Directors of diversity training don't get anywhere near that.

    Replies: @Abolish_public_education, @Buffalo Joe

    Mouse, universities are ATMs for their employees. Over 30 coaches, at different colleges and universities in Ohio make over $250k per year. That includes coaches for sports such as fencing , golf and crew. Just search “Ohio coaches who make over $250k per year.”

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    @Buffalo Joe

    "He ain't costly, he gets us into the playoffs every year".

  • Have any of you ever watched “The Green Mile?”

    It’s a very popular 1999 movie (set in the 1930s era “Old South”) about a very large&muscular Black man (named “John Coffee”) who is caught with two dead White girls. He’s quickly jailed and sentenced to death. However, it turns out that the real killer is a White hillbilly man named “Wild Bill.” “John Coffee” is innocent. “John Coffee” is actually knows magic and was trying to heal the girls.

    When he’s in jail, “John Coffee” does a few magic healings. Unfortunately, there’s a racist White jail guard in the jail (“Percy”) who tortures some of the inmates, but he gets punished eventually.

    Tom Hanks (who is one of the jail guards and one of the stars of the movie) knows “John Coffee” is innocent and a “miracle” from heaven, but he lets “John Coffee” get the electric chair anyway. Tom Hanks is punished by being forced to live an exceptionally long time. He gets to live to be really old, but doesn’t get to die.
    There is a mouse (“Mr. Jingles”) who gets touched by “John Coffee” also ends up living a really long time too.

    The movie was pretty popular back in 1999. It grossed almost $300 million.

    So the next time you see a Black getting arrested for murder, you should assume that Black person is a secret magician. He probably was trying to magically heal the dead person and got arrested by cops who didn’t know about the Black person’s magic powers. The real killer most likely was a White guy from the South. However, due to racism and a lack of faith in magic powers, society wasn’t able to realize this.

    TLDR Summary:

    -“The Green Mile” is a popular movie from 1999, which grossed almost $300 million.
    -“John Coffee” is a gigantic Black man who knows magic and does multiple healings.
    -“John Coffee” is wrongly accused of murdering 2 White girls because he’s standing by their bodies.
    -The real killer is hillbilly drifter “Wild Bill.”
    -A corrections officer (played by Tom Hanks) knows the truth, but lets “John Coffee” get the electric chair anyway. Tom Hanks is punished by getting a super long lifespan.
    -The moral of the story is that a large fraction of Black murder suspects are secret magicians who were performing healings and got wrongly accused of murder. Most of the real murderers are White Southern men.

    • LOL: Kronos
    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @JohnnyWalker123

    It's every movie that's come out of Hollyweird during my life:

    -- the Russian peasantry--usually through their American pickup driving standiins--are a bunch of ignorant, violent yahoos; (maybe with the occasional shabbos goy who has "learned")

    -- clever malevolent blond Aryan men --usually heading powerful corporations (belonging to WaspyAcres country club optional)--are the root of evil manipulating world events

    -- traditional gentile/Christian culture is bland and/or oppressive

    -- blacks are poor and oppressedand, but vibrant, wise and resourceful and struggle valiantly

    -- plucky, darker, kinkier haired and darker skin toned white intellectual types, are valiant heros, the vanguard leading us into a brighter future ... and deserve to get the cutest girls.


    No idea why these themes keep reappearing, again and again and again ...

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Supply and Demand

    , @Lurker
    @JohnnyWalker123


    Most of the real murderers are White Southern men.
     
    Most? Surely you mean all?

    Equivocation like that may cause people to doubt your commitment to the revolution.
    , @Bardon Kaldian
    @JohnnyWalker123

    I've seen it (I think it was based on King's- not dr. King- novel). The ending is stupid (Hanks character cannot die because he executed "a child of God").

    The scene with paranormal healing is absolutely one of the most idiotic in the film annals: elderly white woman is ill, and our black child of God cures her by absorbing, from her into his mouth, a stream of potentially diabolic energy particles.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIa2ob3zHdA

    Replies: @Jim Christian

    , @Gordo
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Yes I always hated that green mile sh1te. A crude piece of anti-White propaganda.

  • @Achmed E. Newman
    @Noticer


    Billy Joe Macallister jumped off the Tallahachie Bridge.
     
    That was not a racial incident. Apparently, from the song at least, he was depressed after his Mama quit the Harper Valley PTA. Her skirts were waaay too high.

    Read about The Day Billie Joe McAlister quit the Harper Valley PTA. Sometimes the ghost of Mrs. Johnson in her miniskirt haunts my dreams, even to this day.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy, @Rob McX

    Achmed, you’re one of my very favorite commenters, truly a delight, but when it comes to music, well…is there such a thing as a hearing-ear dog? Tom T. Hall is one of country music’s greatest songwriters. To suggest, even in jest, that he cribbed the melody of “Harper Valley P.T.A.” from Bobbie Gentry’s “Ode to Billie Joe” is calumny. And I’m not even a big country music fan. But I bought both as 45’s, when I wasn’t big enough to see over the record store counter.

    Conflating two great, but very different, songs about aspects of Southern culture is one reason Southerners hate us snotty New Yorkers. (I’m one; don’t know about you.) For more on that subject, listen to Randy Newman’s 1974 masterpiece, Good Old Boys — but especially its jawdropping opener, “Rednecks.”

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Gary in Gramercy


    To suggest, even in jest, that he cribbed the melody of “Harper Valley P.T.A.” from Bobbie Gentry’s “Ode to Billie Joe” is calumny.
     
    It has a melody? Either of them?
    , @Hapalong Cassidy
    @Gary in Gramercy

    For the longest time, I thought that “Ode to Billie Joe” was sung by Dusty Springfield.

    Replies: @ScarletNumber

    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @Gary in Gramercy

    Thanks for the compliment, Gary, first of all. I've heard songs of Tom T. Hall and a whole lot of country artists back before country music went to hell - I mean plenty of late '70's stuff. I'm no New Yorker - far from it.

    I don't say that the "sound" of the two songs are the same. Ode to Billie Joe is more bluesey, while Harper Valley PTA is more pop, almost cross-over. I don't think Tom T. Hall stole the tune, but if he was not influenced by it quite a bit, that's a hell of a coincidence. I'm just talking about the melodies, mind you, not the lyrics or Southern style at all. I like 'em both actually, but man, first time I heard the 2nd one of them (don't even remember which), I thought, WTH, I've heard this tune before.

    What are you saying about the Randy Newman songs, BTW? Was he down on down on rednecks or what? (I'll check it out, if I don't hear back.) Let me give you an obscure song by a real Southern rock band that I doubt 1 in 100 of you have heard. I'm not sure why The Atlanta Rhythm Section would write these lyrics though. Hey, Redneck:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vj2we1MxfJI

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy, @the one they call Desanex, @Ganderson, @Paul Jolliffe

  • @Art Deco
    In general, there is a dumbing down of America, which has been accelerated by elites declaring that African American tendencies (e.g., superstitiousness, fear of ghosts, etc.) are both beyond all criticism and worthy of emulation.

    Huh? Where did anyone remark on superstitiousness or fear of ghosts? (And since when has either tendency had a notably black signature?).

    Replies: @Peter D. Bredon, @J.Ross, @Anon, @Buffalo Joe, @Jus' Sayin'..., @anon, @Muggles, @MBlanc46, @Hamlet's Ghost

    Art, there is a racist rock in Wisconsin on the campus of U of Wisconsin-Madison, that moves about at night looking for blacks to crush or something. Anyhow it is a threat.

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    @Buffalo Joe

    Don't forget all those no-doubt-haunted Confederate statues that mysteriously topple over on innocent black protesters.

  • @GeneralRipper
    Both blacks and whites were better off when they were segregated. Many people of both races, who actually care about Americans instead of the furtherance of their political careers and the acquisition of power, have expressed the same view.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @AnotherDad, @Herb Denning, @Jon Halpenny, @John Pepple

    Both blacks and whites were better off when they were segregated.

    That’s why God made continents, and oceans between them. Unfortunately, true segregation– grand apartheid– has never been attempted on this side of the Atlantic. New Worlders thought they were smarter than God.

    That’s why America has always been a failure. You can’t have two races in the same territory and expect anything to work. It never has.

    They don’t call Canada the Great White North for nothing. As indeed she was, before the Trudeaux.

    • Replies: @Ganderson
    @Reg Cæsar

    If the (unbelievable woke) CBC show Murdoch Mysteries is to be believed, throwing a Catholic in the mix made for diversity.

    Replies: @Charon

  • @Gary in Gramercy
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Achmed, you're one of my very favorite commenters, truly a delight, but when it comes to music, well...is there such a thing as a hearing-ear dog? Tom T. Hall is one of country music's greatest songwriters. To suggest, even in jest, that he cribbed the melody of "Harper Valley P.T.A." from Bobbie Gentry's "Ode to Billie Joe" is calumny. And I'm not even a big country music fan. But I bought both as 45's, when I wasn't big enough to see over the record store counter.

    Conflating two great, but very different, songs about aspects of Southern culture is one reason Southerners hate us snotty New Yorkers. (I'm one; don't know about you.) For more on that subject, listen to Randy Newman's 1974 masterpiece, Good Old Boys -- but especially its jawdropping opener, "Rednecks."

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Hapalong Cassidy, @Achmed E. Newman

    To suggest, even in jest, that he cribbed the melody of “Harper Valley P.T.A.” from Bobbie Gentry’s “Ode to Billie Joe” is calumny.

    It has a melody? Either of them?

  • @Kronos
    https://www.amazon.com/Promised-Land-Barack-Obama/dp/1524763160/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Obama&qid=1606778931&sr=8-1

    I’m currently reading Obama’s new book and it’s amazing how much of a sidewinder 2020 is compared to 2008. The book is full of interesting nuggets for those with the fortitude and stamina. He’s very much in Oprah-mode so far in the book.

    As I walked onstage in an auditorium in Columbia to give our victory speech, I could feel the pulse of stomping feet and clapping hands. Several thousand people had packed themselves into the venue, though under the glare of television lights, I could see only the first few rows—college students mostly, white and Black in equal measure, some with their arms interlocked or draped over one another’s shoulders, their faces beaming with joy and purpose. “Race doesn’t matter!” people were chanting. “Race doesn’t matter! Race doesn’t matter!”
     

    I spotted some of our young organizers and volunteers mixed in with the crowd. Once again, they’d come through, despite the naysayers. They deserved a victory lap, I thought to myself, a moment of pure elation. Which is why, even as I quieted the crowd and dove into my speech, I didn’t have the heart to correct those well-meaning chanters—to remind them that in the year 2008, with the Confederate flag and all it stood for still hanging in front of a state capitol just a few blocks away, race still mattered plenty, as much as they might want to believe otherwise.
     
    Oh how things have changed.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy, @Stan Adams, @Alfa158, @Possumman, @Jus' Sayin'..., @PiltdownMan, @Lurker, @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia, @Just another serf, @Pericles

    What a pompous, ignorant, bloviating ass BO is. Thanks for reminding me.

  • @Alfa158
    @Kronos

    I’m not sure what particular rally that was. It’s strains credulity that an audience would be chanting “race doesn’t matter” unless they were all MLK Republicans. To Democrats, race is everything. Frankly sounds like something Obama’s ghost writer made up.
    The only video for a rally that might match the description I could find was his Columbia South Carolina primary victory speech and the crowd was chanting “yes we can”, not “race doesn’t matter”. Can you provide more detail from the book on where that speech was?

    Replies: @Dr. X, @Peter D. Bredon, @S. Anonyia, @Kronos, @Hypnotoad666

    Yeah I jumped the gun without providing enough context.

    This was around January 25th 2008 during the South Carolina Democratic Primary. Back when Obama and Hillary were slogging for the nomination while a passive John Edwards was running a distant third. I still recall how nasty that was between those who were pro-Hillary and pro-Obama on the west coast. But this event was in Columbia, South Carolina.

    It’s interesting to note that South Carolina broke the Sanders campaign and resuscitated Biden.

  • @Muggles
    You mean the Southern Poverty Law Center hasn't purchased Bryant's Grocery & Meat Market (in Money, MS no less!) and turned it into a free food for blacks (Blacks!) distribution center and shrine?

    They have hundreds of millions. What would it cost, a few hundred thousand at most.

    They could add nightly Emmett Till Jr. holograms to "ghost up" the joint, and play scary music. Sell 'Klan B Gone' spray, stars-and-bars rebel flags for nightly burnings. Moon Pie, even.

    Seems like they are missing a big opportunity there. They could have annual memorials which are sure to be covered by the Woke Media. Oprah would attend, Barrack, all of them.

    Money MS might actually be lifted out of the economic doldrums. Of course some of the locals might have stories at odds with the Narrative here. But no one listens to them.

    Who says there are no good ideas generated here at Sailer's workshop?

    Replies: @Jus' Sayin'..., @Reg Cæsar

    They could add nightly Emmett Till Jr. holograms to “ghost up” the joint, and play scary music. Sell ‘Klan B Gone’ spray, stars-and-bars rebel flags for nightly burnings. Moon Pie, even.

    Why not an Emmet Till amusement park?

    • Agree: Muggles
    • LOL: Bardon Kaldian
  • The dumbing-down of America?

    Exhibit A is a writer or editor thinking that his “from this to that” formulation will work if the “this” is an entrance.

  • I’m also sick of the new lie that Till was accused of whistling. Everyone, everywhere, no matter how far to the left has always recognized that the whistling happened.

  • @Blue Collar Mike
    Their just purity spiraling. They know, consciously or otherwise, that the emotional and cultural resources that they have used to power their rule are rapidly depleting. Like a totalitarian regime that has no more petroleum converting its vehicles to burn wood, the result is nastier, less efficient, and increasingly ridiculous, leaving only the most committed partisans as defenders. This was recently best illustrated by the particularly clownish 1619 project, a ham fisted rhetorical gambit that cost them precious credibility. The Times is too valuable for the powers that be to let it die on the hill of diversity, so they will probably be forced to shorten the leash of their more frenzied equalitarians just to maintain relevance (this was presumably the role that Bari Weiss was supposed to fill, as a sort of tempering agent that was still leftist, jewish, and of the war party) but in the meantime Steve will be provided with increasingly laughable fodder like this.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Kronos, @anonymous, @peterike

    Oh man, and I just bought this 1619 Project reusable shopping bag to show how woke I am.

    The leather bag was out of my price range.

  • @Art Deco
    In general, there is a dumbing down of America, which has been accelerated by elites declaring that African American tendencies (e.g., superstitiousness, fear of ghosts, etc.) are both beyond all criticism and worthy of emulation.

    Huh? Where did anyone remark on superstitiousness or fear of ghosts? (And since when has either tendency had a notably black signature?).

    Replies: @Peter D. Bredon, @J.Ross, @Anon, @Buffalo Joe, @Jus' Sayin'..., @anon, @Muggles, @MBlanc46, @Hamlet's Ghost

    Huh? Where did anyone remark on superstitiousness or fear of ghosts? (And since when has either tendency had a notably black signature?).

    Old joke: Q. “What are Negros most afraid of?” A. “Dogs, ghosts and registered mail.”

    Soros-funded propaganda site, Snopes, self-punked on this and declared it false, so it must be true! (https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/fear-factor/)

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Jus' Sayin'...

    I'm older than about 3/4 of the population and have never heard that joke. The last time I encountered a black person visibly afraid of a dog was around about 1980 and they were school children undone at being barked at.

    Replies: @Colin Wright

  • anon[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Art Deco
    In general, there is a dumbing down of America, which has been accelerated by elites declaring that African American tendencies (e.g., superstitiousness, fear of ghosts, etc.) are both beyond all criticism and worthy of emulation.

    Huh? Where did anyone remark on superstitiousness or fear of ghosts? (And since when has either tendency had a notably black signature?).

    Replies: @Peter D. Bredon, @J.Ross, @Anon, @Buffalo Joe, @Jus' Sayin'..., @anon, @Muggles, @MBlanc46, @Hamlet's Ghost

    “Huh? Where did anyone remark on superstitiousness or fear of ghosts? (And since when has either tendency had a notably black signature?).”

    It’s all getting as bad as jews having a monopoly on the letter “j”, and gays f-cking up the rainbow. I don’t want to buy any child in the family anything with a rainbow on it. It’s sickening. Now I can’t watch anything with Jesus or A Christmas Carol, not that I care that much, I’m a silent believer, but suddenly my husband wants to put up Christmas lights and trust me he ain’t a Christian.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @anon

    Great rant #427! Those thoughts will go into a Peak Stupidity blog post at some point. I have thought the same thing about rainbows. Now, if you have one anywhere, part of a graphic you're making, say, then you have to wonder whether that will make people think you are gay. Can we even get a prism to demonstrate the different frequencies of light, or is that a gay thing now too?

    I don't get the part about your husband, though. Is he putting up the Christmas lights and such because he's tired of the BS like yourself?

    Replies: @Anon

    , @James O'Meara
    @anon

    "I don’t want to buy any child in the family anything with a rainbow on it. It’s sickening."

    Nonsense. Symbols are polyvalent. For example, I recently discovered an overpass where the rails were painted, each section, in a rainbow color. Of course, I assumed that someone (the city?) was celebrating "gayness." But then it hit me: the Rainbow Bridge.

    So let your rainbow flag fly! SJW neighbors will think you're one of them, but only you and I will know the truth. Hail Odin!

    https://youtu.be/ccyvqR5hEnU

  • @GeneralRipper
    Both blacks and whites were better off when they were segregated. Many people of both races, who actually care about Americans instead of the furtherance of their political careers and the acquisition of power, have expressed the same view.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @AnotherDad, @Herb Denning, @Jon Halpenny, @John Pepple

    Both blacks and whites were better off when they were segregated. Many people of both races, who actually care about Americans instead of the furtherance of their political careers and the acquisition of power, have expressed the same view.

    General rule:

    Population groups who are not–or do not want–interbreeding should not be together.

    This goes for blacks+whites. But also for Jews and Gypsies and gentiles in the West.

    Having separate populations that are the slave class, or peasant class or criminal class or the middle man class or rentier class or noble class or priestly class is bad for the development and stability of nations.

    Nations are far, far, far better off being “one people” nations where the elites are the same people as the masses and the skills and genes of the elite classes–who properly should be more fertile (at least in surviving/reproducing children)–are filtering down through the population.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @AnotherDad


    Having separate populations that are the slave class, or peasant class or criminal class or the middle man class or rentier class or noble class or priestly class is bad for the development and stability of nations.

     

    Yes, but point this out here and get labeled a "troll". Some people just want their peasant class.
    , @AndrewR
    @AnotherDad

    Fortunately they're blending themselves out. Although some Jews, including high ranking Israeli officials, consider this a second holocaust


    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.haaretz.com/amp/us-news/.premium-report-intermarriage-threatenes-u-s-jewry-s-future-1.5482043

  • @Kronos
    https://www.amazon.com/Promised-Land-Barack-Obama/dp/1524763160/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Obama&qid=1606778931&sr=8-1

    I’m currently reading Obama’s new book and it’s amazing how much of a sidewinder 2020 is compared to 2008. The book is full of interesting nuggets for those with the fortitude and stamina. He’s very much in Oprah-mode so far in the book.

    As I walked onstage in an auditorium in Columbia to give our victory speech, I could feel the pulse of stomping feet and clapping hands. Several thousand people had packed themselves into the venue, though under the glare of television lights, I could see only the first few rows—college students mostly, white and Black in equal measure, some with their arms interlocked or draped over one another’s shoulders, their faces beaming with joy and purpose. “Race doesn’t matter!” people were chanting. “Race doesn’t matter! Race doesn’t matter!”
     

    I spotted some of our young organizers and volunteers mixed in with the crowd. Once again, they’d come through, despite the naysayers. They deserved a victory lap, I thought to myself, a moment of pure elation. Which is why, even as I quieted the crowd and dove into my speech, I didn’t have the heart to correct those well-meaning chanters—to remind them that in the year 2008, with the Confederate flag and all it stood for still hanging in front of a state capitol just a few blocks away, race still mattered plenty, as much as they might want to believe otherwise.
     
    Oh how things have changed.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy, @Stan Adams, @Alfa158, @Possumman, @Jus' Sayin'..., @PiltdownMan, @Lurker, @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia, @Just another serf, @Pericles

    I don’t think I could stand to read more than a page, if all of his 700 page book happens to be written in that purple prose that is in the excerpts. But his fans seem to lap it up.

    • Replies: @Kronos
    @PiltdownMan

    Like Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” (and David Foster Wallace’s “Infinite Jest”) very few people will actually read it. The book is actually fun to listen to so far. If you want to read real masochism in print you’ll need to read the Bush II Administration’s Neoconservative autobiography cannon.

    https://youtu.be/gKglbeOHt4I

    https://www.amazon.com/It-Worked-for-Me-Colin-Powell-audiobook/dp/B008563QIY/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=Colin+Powell&qid=1606795449&s=books&sr=1-3

    Powell’s book is the worst. It’s a military dude’s attempt at making some dough in the self-help market. He lightly talked about the 2nd Iraq War in a “didn’t know nuffin” style.

    Rice’s book is likely the best. It’s actually quite interesting and well written. Cheney and Rumsfeld were “numbers guys” which accounts for why their writing is crap.

    https://www.amazon.com/No-Higher-Honor-Condoleezza-Rice-audiobook/dp/B0061YVTI6/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=condoliza+rice+book&qid=1606796038&sprefix=condali&sr=8-5

  • @Noticer
    It’s a spooky place

    Billy Joe Macallister jumped of the Tallahachie Bridge.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @PiltdownMan

    It’s a spooky place

    Billy Joe Macallister jumped of the Tallahachie Bridge

    .

    While we’re free associating song titles, here’s another (presuming Mr. Sailer’s indulgence.)

    Sung, of course, by an Englishwoman who achieved honorary Southern lady status among us non-Southerners—on the basis of a Southern sounding song.

  • Smokin’ Joe voted in the 2020 election and he’s been dead for nine years ….spooky.

  • @JohnnyWalker123
    Have any of you ever watched "The Green Mile?"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki4haFrqSrw

    It's a very popular 1999 movie (set in the 1930s era "Old South") about a very large&muscular Black man (named "John Coffee") who is caught with two dead White girls. He's quickly jailed and sentenced to death. However, it turns out that the real killer is a White hillbilly man named "Wild Bill." "John Coffee" is innocent. "John Coffee" is actually knows magic and was trying to heal the girls.

    When he's in jail, "John Coffee" does a few magic healings. Unfortunately, there's a racist White jail guard in the jail ("Percy") who tortures some of the inmates, but he gets punished eventually.

    Tom Hanks (who is one of the jail guards and one of the stars of the movie) knows "John Coffee" is innocent and a "miracle" from heaven, but he lets "John Coffee" get the electric chair anyway. Tom Hanks is punished by being forced to live an exceptionally long time. He gets to live to be really old, but doesn't get to die.
    There is a mouse ("Mr. Jingles") who gets touched by "John Coffee" also ends up living a really long time too.

    The movie was pretty popular back in 1999. It grossed almost $300 million.

    So the next time you see a Black getting arrested for murder, you should assume that Black person is a secret magician. He probably was trying to magically heal the dead person and got arrested by cops who didn't know about the Black person's magic powers. The real killer most likely was a White guy from the South. However, due to racism and a lack of faith in magic powers, society wasn't able to realize this.

    TLDR Summary:

    -"The Green Mile" is a popular movie from 1999, which grossed almost $300 million.
    -"John Coffee" is a gigantic Black man who knows magic and does multiple healings.
    -"John Coffee" is wrongly accused of murdering 2 White girls because he's standing by their bodies.
    -The real killer is hillbilly drifter "Wild Bill."
    -A corrections officer (played by Tom Hanks) knows the truth, but lets "John Coffee" get the electric chair anyway. Tom Hanks is punished by getting a super long lifespan.
    -The moral of the story is that a large fraction of Black murder suspects are secret magicians who were performing healings and got wrongly accused of murder. Most of the real murderers are White Southern men.

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Lurker, @Bardon Kaldian, @Gordo

    It’s every movie that’s come out of Hollyweird during my life:

    — the Russian peasantry–usually through their American pickup driving standiins–are a bunch of ignorant, violent yahoos; (maybe with the occasional shabbos goy who has “learned”)

    — clever malevolent blond Aryan men –usually heading powerful corporations (belonging to WaspyAcres country club optional)–are the root of evil manipulating world events

    — traditional gentile/Christian culture is bland and/or oppressive

    — blacks are poor and oppressedand, but vibrant, wise and resourceful and struggle valiantly

    — plucky, darker, kinkier haired and darker skin toned white intellectual types, are valiant heros, the vanguard leading us into a brighter future … and deserve to get the cutest girls.

    No idea why these themes keep reappearing, again and again and again …

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @AnotherDad


    No idea why these themes keep reappearing, again and again and again …
     
    It's a mystery, wrapped in an enigma, and folded up in a little Tefillin.
    , @Supply and Demand
    @AnotherDad

    Protestantism and American religiosity by extension, was designed to be bland and oppressive. Behind the looting of every Catholic monastery was an apostate monarch and his hungry court Jew.

  • @AnotherDad
    @GeneralRipper


    Both blacks and whites were better off when they were segregated. Many people of both races, who actually care about Americans instead of the furtherance of their political careers and the acquisition of power, have expressed the same view.
     
    General rule:

    Population groups who are not--or do not want--interbreeding should not be together.

    This goes for blacks+whites. But also for Jews and Gypsies and gentiles in the West.

    Having separate populations that are the slave class, or peasant class or criminal class or the middle man class or rentier class or noble class or priestly class is bad for the development and stability of nations.

    Nations are far, far, far better off being "one people" nations where the elites are the same people as the masses and the skills and genes of the elite classes--who properly should be more fertile (at least in surviving/reproducing children)--are filtering down through the population.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @AndrewR

    Having separate populations that are the slave class, or peasant class or criminal class or the middle man class or rentier class or noble class or priestly class is bad for the development and stability of nations.

    Yes, but point this out here and get labeled a “troll”. Some people just want their peasant class.

    • Agree: Redneck farmer
  • @Gary in Gramercy
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Achmed, you're one of my very favorite commenters, truly a delight, but when it comes to music, well...is there such a thing as a hearing-ear dog? Tom T. Hall is one of country music's greatest songwriters. To suggest, even in jest, that he cribbed the melody of "Harper Valley P.T.A." from Bobbie Gentry's "Ode to Billie Joe" is calumny. And I'm not even a big country music fan. But I bought both as 45's, when I wasn't big enough to see over the record store counter.

    Conflating two great, but very different, songs about aspects of Southern culture is one reason Southerners hate us snotty New Yorkers. (I'm one; don't know about you.) For more on that subject, listen to Randy Newman's 1974 masterpiece, Good Old Boys -- but especially its jawdropping opener, "Rednecks."

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Hapalong Cassidy, @Achmed E. Newman

    For the longest time, I thought that “Ode to Billie Joe” was sung by Dusty Springfield.

    • Replies: @ScarletNumber
    @Hapalong Cassidy

    I thought it was Vicki Lawrence.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

  • @Gary in Gramercy
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Achmed, you're one of my very favorite commenters, truly a delight, but when it comes to music, well...is there such a thing as a hearing-ear dog? Tom T. Hall is one of country music's greatest songwriters. To suggest, even in jest, that he cribbed the melody of "Harper Valley P.T.A." from Bobbie Gentry's "Ode to Billie Joe" is calumny. And I'm not even a big country music fan. But I bought both as 45's, when I wasn't big enough to see over the record store counter.

    Conflating two great, but very different, songs about aspects of Southern culture is one reason Southerners hate us snotty New Yorkers. (I'm one; don't know about you.) For more on that subject, listen to Randy Newman's 1974 masterpiece, Good Old Boys -- but especially its jawdropping opener, "Rednecks."

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Hapalong Cassidy, @Achmed E. Newman

    Thanks for the compliment, Gary, first of all. I’ve heard songs of Tom T. Hall and a whole lot of country artists back before country music went to hell – I mean plenty of late ’70’s stuff. I’m no New Yorker – far from it.

    I don’t say that the “sound” of the two songs are the same. Ode to Billie Joe is more bluesey, while Harper Valley PTA is more pop, almost cross-over. I don’t think Tom T. Hall stole the tune, but if he was not influenced by it quite a bit, that’s a hell of a coincidence. I’m just talking about the melodies, mind you, not the lyrics or Southern style at all. I like ’em both actually, but man, first time I heard the 2nd one of them (don’t even remember which), I thought, WTH, I’ve heard this tune before.

    What are you saying about the Randy Newman songs, BTW? Was he down on down on rednecks or what? (I’ll check it out, if I don’t hear back.) Let me give you an obscure song by a real Southern rock band that I doubt 1 in 100 of you have heard. I’m not sure why The Atlanta Rhythm Section would write these lyrics though. Hey, Redneck:

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    @Achmed E. Newman

    With respect to Randy Newman, if you're unfamiliar with his work, bear in mind that (at least up until 1988's quasi-autobiographical Land of Dreams) the characters inhabiting his songs are just that: they're not him or stand-ins for him. They don't necessarily reflect his own point of view. I belabor this so you don't take a song like "Rednecks" literally.

    As my earlier comment suggests, I recommend the entire Good Old Boys album. Newman's recent, and far more lucrative, career writing film scores for Disney/Pixar projects leaves him little time for the idiosyncratic work that first brought him critical acclaim. I'm glad for Newman that he's rich from the movie music he was literally born to write (several of his physician father's brothers, including, yes, Alfred Newman, were noted Hollywood composers and orchestrators), but nothing else he's done approaches Good Old Boys.


    n.b.: In 2005, just after Hurricane Katrina, I was in a bar in Queens, long after decent people had gone home to bed. I found Good Old Boys on the CD jukebox, and cued up "Louisiana 1927," Newman's story of another tragic flood. The bar had been hopping, even though it was after three, but once people realized what the song was about, the place went quiet. Real quiet. A few tears might have been shed.

    , @the one they call Desanex
    @Achmed E. Newman

    “Redneck” was a song written by Joe South of “Games People Play” fame, and not one of his best efforts. It was included in Joe’s 1968 album Introspect. As a longish-haired Southern guy in 1968, he was probably harassed frequently by greasy-haired rednecks, hence the bitterness. The song was already dated by the time Atlanta Rhythm Section recorded it in 1973. The Dry Look was “in” by that time, even for Southern rednecks.

    , @Ganderson
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I personally vouch for Mr. Newman’s good taste in popular music, mostly cuz it’s a lot like mine. 😀

    You can say things about southerners here in New England that you can’t about any other group (maybe the Boers). Sometimes you can say bad things about Catholics, too. Good thing there aren’t that many Southern Papists!

    Here’s my favorite Tom T Hall song:

    https://youtu.be/9cweBs-tdaA

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    , @Paul Jolliffe
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Achmed,

    Last year (pre-Covid) I sat in (keyboards) with my brother’s band of middle-aged guys, and we got it into heads that we could cover “So Into You” for his youngest daughter’s graduation party.

    (We’re good amateurs, nothing more.)

    The kids had no idea what (or why) we were playing it.

    But the middle -aged moms, most of whom weren’t even teens yet when that song came out, went absolutely crazy.

    Good tune, good party.

  • @Art Deco
    In general, there is a dumbing down of America, which has been accelerated by elites declaring that African American tendencies (e.g., superstitiousness, fear of ghosts, etc.) are both beyond all criticism and worthy of emulation.

    Huh? Where did anyone remark on superstitiousness or fear of ghosts? (And since when has either tendency had a notably black signature?).

    Replies: @Peter D. Bredon, @J.Ross, @Anon, @Buffalo Joe, @Jus' Sayin'..., @anon, @Muggles, @MBlanc46, @Hamlet's Ghost

    Huh? Where did anyone remark on superstitiousness or fear of ghosts? (And since when has either tendency had a notably black signature?).

    The superstitious nature of blacks in America (Blacks!) has long been a literary and even lyrical staple of American culture, particularly in and from the South. You can still find elements of that today if you know where to look.

    It was said to have a factual basis since in the 19th century and even beyond, most American blacks were under-educated formally and raised in religious homes. Some of those religions emphasized the “god fearing” aspect and references to the devil (and helpers) lurking were common in black musical culture, folk poetry and non black writing depicting blacks as characters or writing about them.

    Concerns about ghosts and superstitious customs were also common in many other cultures including European, Asian and Hispanic. As education and science became more widespread these beliefs were (and are) generally derided or minimized by educated upper classes and middle class aspirants. Slower to disappear in black culture.

    You’ll find this association with blacks in Mark Twain and many other places. Get Woke man!

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Muggles

    The superstitious nature of blacks in America (Blacks!) has long been a literary and even lyrical staple of American culture, particularly in and from the South. You can still find elements of that today if you know where to look.

    When? The moderator is making a remark about the here and now.

    Replies: @Muggles

  • These ghosts of Emmett Till are everywhere …

    — “Big Red Stores” is headquartered in … Bryant Arkansas … which is suspiciously close to Mississippi. I can only imagine the ghosts lurking around the soda fountain in these stores at 3 a.m. These really ought to be shuttered.

    — There’s a “Bryant Market” on Bryant Avenue in the Bronx–the blackest of the city’s black boroughs! This is an insult! This can not stand!

    — Holy Cow, there’s Bryant University in Rhode Island. A university! Bryant University graduates must renounce their degrees. Bryant University should be immediately converted to “Black University” with a Black faculty and free education for Blacks in Black studies.

    — I’ve had a–pretty nice–Bryant Plus 95S furnace keeping this house warm for the past ten years or so. (Plus i got a racist white-privilege energy efficiency tax credit when i put it in!) How can i bask in this racist warmth, when so many people of color are out in the cold?

    Everyone with a Bryant furnace or AC system who desires racial justice, should just turn it off in solidarity with Emmett Till.

    • Replies: @Lurker
    @AnotherDad

    Bryant & May matches. Those crosses don't just set themselves alight.

    https://www.picclickimg.com/d/l400/pict/154085327787_/VINTAGE-BRYMAY-BRYANT-MAY-MATCHES-Wooden.jpg

    , @Mike Tre
    @AnotherDad

    What about Kris Bryant, 2016 NL MVP? Observe the smirk:

    https://img.bleacherreport.net/img/images/photos/003/760/853/hi-res-8ec5350440953d5ad69f855e1d290a71_crop_exact.jpg

    , @njguy73
    @AnotherDad

    When will a certain journalist named Gumble change his first name?

  • @Frank McGar
    Racist ghosts! I always knew Casper was a KKK dogwhistle.

    Replies: @Colin Wright, @Hypnotoad666

    ‘Racist ghosts! I always knew Casper was a KKK dogwhistle.’

    Reminds me. I just noticed this dogwhistle today.

    Oakland.

    • LOL: HammerJack, bomag, Cato
  • @Blue Collar Mike
    Their just purity spiraling. They know, consciously or otherwise, that the emotional and cultural resources that they have used to power their rule are rapidly depleting. Like a totalitarian regime that has no more petroleum converting its vehicles to burn wood, the result is nastier, less efficient, and increasingly ridiculous, leaving only the most committed partisans as defenders. This was recently best illustrated by the particularly clownish 1619 project, a ham fisted rhetorical gambit that cost them precious credibility. The Times is too valuable for the powers that be to let it die on the hill of diversity, so they will probably be forced to shorten the leash of their more frenzied equalitarians just to maintain relevance (this was presumably the role that Bari Weiss was supposed to fill, as a sort of tempering agent that was still leftist, jewish, and of the war party) but in the meantime Steve will be provided with increasingly laughable fodder like this.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Kronos, @anonymous, @peterike

    The 1619 project is catching on. Several years from now most American kids will be learning US history influenced by it.

  • @Sandy Berger's Socks
    Nothing is more hidden in America than the ghosts of desegregation, like those of Conan Hinnant, Channon Christian, and Britany Drexel.

    Not all ghosts are created equal.

    Replies: @MBlanc46

    Say their names!

  • @GeneralRipper
    Both blacks and whites were better off when they were segregated. Many people of both races, who actually care about Americans instead of the furtherance of their political careers and the acquisition of power, have expressed the same view.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @AnotherDad, @Herb Denning, @Jon Halpenny, @John Pepple

    Not white girls!

  • Since it keeps coming up, I don’t suppose it would be cool to note that Emmitt Till kinda asked for it?

    I mean, here we’ve got the Mississippi Delta, 1955, and it’s three-quarters black. The whites there don’t keep their lives tolerable by politely asking the blacks to behave. Among other things, they immediately kick ass if anyone touches their women.

    So Emmitt Till’s shooting his mouth off about how he sleeps with white women, and the locals listening to this crap say, ‘there’s a pretty white girl right there in that store. Why don’t you go in there and show us how it’s done?’

    So he does. What did he think was going to happen?

    …sounds like Arbery deciding to grab the shotgun. He really could have anticipated how the situation was going to develop. Would I do something this dumb? Would you? Would you have done it when you were fourteen? I mean, it was dumb. Like deciding to climb over the fence and pet the Doberman.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Colin Wright


    So Emmitt Till’s shooting his mouth off about how he sleeps with white women, and the locals listening to this crap say, ‘there’s a pretty white girl right there in that store. Why don’t you go in there and show us how it’s done?’

    So he does.
     
    What did he do?

    Replies: @Hamlet's Ghost

    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @Colin Wright

    Colin, re Arbery grabbing that shotgun by the barrel, that's one of those split-second decisions in which your innate genetics and years of learning all come out. Most decent and smart peoples' brains would just tell them in that instant: "No, that's enough. Stop here."

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @Colin Wright

    But according to the endlessly repeated myth, he was murdered for merely "whistling at a white woman."

    Replies: @ben tillman

    , @anon
    @Colin Wright

    Since it keeps coming up

    "Don't feed the trolls" does not just apply to comment sections. Far too many people have become little dogs of Pavlov: the New Duranty Times rings a bell, and some people start to salivate.

    Leftards keep on with thuh Emmitt Till because it's a great distraction from reality, and other people go right along. It's easier than thinking, for all involved.

    "Muh Emmitt Till" is an excuse to not discuss the many murders committed by American blacks every year. Every single year. Those are ghosts that Globalhomo doesn't want anyone to think about.

    So stop being a sucker for globalhomo.

    , @Harry Baldwin
    @Colin Wright

    In the city where she lives, my daughter is the frequent recipient of cat calls, lewd suggestions, and vile comments from black men as she walks along minding her own business. Apparently the fact that a black youth was kidnapped, tortured, lynched and dumped in a river 65 years ago for that sort of behavior has failed to intimidate them. Perhaps they don't read the New York Times, so don't understand the horrific punishment they are risking.

    Replies: @Rob McX, @Colin Wright

    , @Art Deco
    @Colin Wright

    I don’t suppose it would be cool to note that Emmitt Till kinda asked for it?

    Kinda asked to be abducted and beaten to death for sassing some woman? Are you an out-of-the-closet utter creep at work?

    Replies: @Colin Wright, @peterike, @Polistra, @R.G. Camara

  • @Art Deco
    In general, there is a dumbing down of America, which has been accelerated by elites declaring that African American tendencies (e.g., superstitiousness, fear of ghosts, etc.) are both beyond all criticism and worthy of emulation.

    Huh? Where did anyone remark on superstitiousness or fear of ghosts? (And since when has either tendency had a notably black signature?).

    Replies: @Peter D. Bredon, @J.Ross, @Anon, @Buffalo Joe, @Jus' Sayin'..., @anon, @Muggles, @MBlanc46, @Hamlet's Ghost

    “Feets, don’t fail me now!”

  • Steve remember your old thread about tue crazy rioters fearing their weaves were haunted because of all the dead hindu types in India who had their hair chopped off “4 da wigz….”

  • Hi Steve,

    Joe here.

    In the proud tradition of The War on Cancer and The War on Drugs (launched by Ronald Nixon and Richard Reagan- both of whom I’m proud to say were on the Pennsylvania electoral rolls and voted for me!), I’m planning to launch a War on Racist Objects when I assume the office of…the office of whatever the hell it is I’m going to assume on…on…on whenever the hell it is.

    Steve, I promise I will start this War as soon as possible, but my first priority of course will be to start other Wars On… whichever the hell countries Israel orders me to.

    In the meantime, stay away from all those racist ob..er, ob, objets d’art.

    Yours,

    Insert whatever the hell my name is here please

  • @Kronos
    https://www.amazon.com/Promised-Land-Barack-Obama/dp/1524763160/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Obama&qid=1606778931&sr=8-1

    I’m currently reading Obama’s new book and it’s amazing how much of a sidewinder 2020 is compared to 2008. The book is full of interesting nuggets for those with the fortitude and stamina. He’s very much in Oprah-mode so far in the book.

    As I walked onstage in an auditorium in Columbia to give our victory speech, I could feel the pulse of stomping feet and clapping hands. Several thousand people had packed themselves into the venue, though under the glare of television lights, I could see only the first few rows—college students mostly, white and Black in equal measure, some with their arms interlocked or draped over one another’s shoulders, their faces beaming with joy and purpose. “Race doesn’t matter!” people were chanting. “Race doesn’t matter! Race doesn’t matter!”
     

    I spotted some of our young organizers and volunteers mixed in with the crowd. Once again, they’d come through, despite the naysayers. They deserved a victory lap, I thought to myself, a moment of pure elation. Which is why, even as I quieted the crowd and dove into my speech, I didn’t have the heart to correct those well-meaning chanters—to remind them that in the year 2008, with the Confederate flag and all it stood for still hanging in front of a state capitol just a few blocks away, race still mattered plenty, as much as they might want to believe otherwise.
     
    Oh how things have changed.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy, @Stan Adams, @Alfa158, @Possumman, @Jus' Sayin'..., @PiltdownMan, @Lurker, @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia, @Just another serf, @Pericles

    I’m currently reading Obama’s new book

    You have my . . . sympathies.

    You do realise you weren’t supposed to actually read it, merely have it adorn a coffee table or a shelf clearly visible to visitors. Or, these days, in the background for a Zoom meeting. In fact, for that, you only need a picture of the book.

    • Thanks: Muggles
    • LOL: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Kronos
    @Lurker

    I figured I’d take the initiative and provide Sailer some respite from Obama’s writing. Obama’s narcissism is a cross that the iSteve community needs to carry together.

    Hey Steve! Obama threw his grandmother under the bus again! But this time there was no election to rationalize it. He kinda blabbered about her showing racial tension in regards to meeting his black father for the first time. The one who knocked up his mom out of wedlock beforehand. Once again Obama is the anti-J.D. Vance. The free spirit mother can’t be blamed for anything but the grandmother that raised him and paid for college is a crypto-racist.

    https://youtu.be/KW_3aaoSOYg

    Replies: @Lurker

    , @Rob McX
    @Lurker


    You do realise you weren’t supposed to actually read it, merely have it adorn a coffee table or a shelf clearly visible to visitors. Or, these days, in the background for a Zoom meeting.
     
    They should bring out a cheap edition that's hollow on the inside. It would save trees too, assuming you want to save things that were used to hang black people from.

    Replies: @Forbes, @Kronos

  • @Achmed E. Newman
    @Gary in Gramercy

    Thanks for the compliment, Gary, first of all. I've heard songs of Tom T. Hall and a whole lot of country artists back before country music went to hell - I mean plenty of late '70's stuff. I'm no New Yorker - far from it.

    I don't say that the "sound" of the two songs are the same. Ode to Billie Joe is more bluesey, while Harper Valley PTA is more pop, almost cross-over. I don't think Tom T. Hall stole the tune, but if he was not influenced by it quite a bit, that's a hell of a coincidence. I'm just talking about the melodies, mind you, not the lyrics or Southern style at all. I like 'em both actually, but man, first time I heard the 2nd one of them (don't even remember which), I thought, WTH, I've heard this tune before.

    What are you saying about the Randy Newman songs, BTW? Was he down on down on rednecks or what? (I'll check it out, if I don't hear back.) Let me give you an obscure song by a real Southern rock band that I doubt 1 in 100 of you have heard. I'm not sure why The Atlanta Rhythm Section would write these lyrics though. Hey, Redneck:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vj2we1MxfJI

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy, @the one they call Desanex, @Ganderson, @Paul Jolliffe

    With respect to Randy Newman, if you’re unfamiliar with his work, bear in mind that (at least up until 1988’s quasi-autobiographical Land of Dreams) the characters inhabiting his songs are just that: they’re not him or stand-ins for him. They don’t necessarily reflect his own point of view. I belabor this so you don’t take a song like “Rednecks” literally.

    As my earlier comment suggests, I recommend the entire Good Old Boys album. Newman’s recent, and far more lucrative, career writing film scores for Disney/Pixar projects leaves him little time for the idiosyncratic work that first brought him critical acclaim. I’m glad for Newman that he’s rich from the movie music he was literally born to write (several of his physician father’s brothers, including, yes, Alfred Newman, were noted Hollywood composers and orchestrators), but nothing else he’s done approaches Good Old Boys.

    n.b.: In 2005, just after Hurricane Katrina, I was in a bar in Queens, long after decent people had gone home to bed. I found Good Old Boys on the CD jukebox, and cued up “Louisiana 1927,” Newman’s story of another tragic flood. The bar had been hopping, even though it was after three, but once people realized what the song was about, the place went quiet. Real quiet. A few tears might have been shed.

    • Thanks: Desiderius
  • @JohnnyWalker123
    Have any of you ever watched "The Green Mile?"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki4haFrqSrw

    It's a very popular 1999 movie (set in the 1930s era "Old South") about a very large&muscular Black man (named "John Coffee") who is caught with two dead White girls. He's quickly jailed and sentenced to death. However, it turns out that the real killer is a White hillbilly man named "Wild Bill." "John Coffee" is innocent. "John Coffee" is actually knows magic and was trying to heal the girls.

    When he's in jail, "John Coffee" does a few magic healings. Unfortunately, there's a racist White jail guard in the jail ("Percy") who tortures some of the inmates, but he gets punished eventually.

    Tom Hanks (who is one of the jail guards and one of the stars of the movie) knows "John Coffee" is innocent and a "miracle" from heaven, but he lets "John Coffee" get the electric chair anyway. Tom Hanks is punished by being forced to live an exceptionally long time. He gets to live to be really old, but doesn't get to die.
    There is a mouse ("Mr. Jingles") who gets touched by "John Coffee" also ends up living a really long time too.

    The movie was pretty popular back in 1999. It grossed almost $300 million.

    So the next time you see a Black getting arrested for murder, you should assume that Black person is a secret magician. He probably was trying to magically heal the dead person and got arrested by cops who didn't know about the Black person's magic powers. The real killer most likely was a White guy from the South. However, due to racism and a lack of faith in magic powers, society wasn't able to realize this.

    TLDR Summary:

    -"The Green Mile" is a popular movie from 1999, which grossed almost $300 million.
    -"John Coffee" is a gigantic Black man who knows magic and does multiple healings.
    -"John Coffee" is wrongly accused of murdering 2 White girls because he's standing by their bodies.
    -The real killer is hillbilly drifter "Wild Bill."
    -A corrections officer (played by Tom Hanks) knows the truth, but lets "John Coffee" get the electric chair anyway. Tom Hanks is punished by getting a super long lifespan.
    -The moral of the story is that a large fraction of Black murder suspects are secret magicians who were performing healings and got wrongly accused of murder. Most of the real murderers are White Southern men.

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Lurker, @Bardon Kaldian, @Gordo

    Most of the real murderers are White Southern men.

    Most? Surely you mean all?

    Equivocation like that may cause people to doubt your commitment to the revolution.

  • Here’s the house on Chipman Street in Knoxville where Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom were taken after being carjacked and were then tortured, raped, and murdered:

    Is The Times going to write something about that? It only happend 13 years ago, not 65.

    https://medium.com/@candlesmyers/the-most-horrific-story-you-will-ever-read-69b1ab8079f4

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman, Gordo
    • Replies: @Charon
    @Mr. Anon

    IIRC, the house was torn down so as to aid the community in healing. Also so as to aid the erasure of racist history, I mean anti-black propaganda.

    Or was it the Duke Lacrosse frat house that was razed? Or both? I forget.

    Replies: @Rob McX

  • “Photographs and text by Richard Frishman”

    Every.

    Single.

    Time.

    Thats my “never forget”

  • @AnotherDad
    These ghosts of Emmett Till are everywhere ...

    -- "Big Red Stores" is headquartered in ... Bryant Arkansas ... which is suspiciously close to Mississippi. I can only imagine the ghosts lurking around the soda fountain in these stores at 3 a.m. These really ought to be shuttered.

    -- There's a "Bryant Market" on Bryant Avenue in the Bronx--the blackest of the city's black boroughs! This is an insult! This can not stand!

    -- Holy Cow, there's Bryant University in Rhode Island. A university! Bryant University graduates must renounce their degrees. Bryant University should be immediately converted to "Black University" with a Black faculty and free education for Blacks in Black studies.

    -- I've had a--pretty nice--Bryant Plus 95S furnace keeping this house warm for the past ten years or so. (Plus i got a racist white-privilege energy efficiency tax credit when i put it in!) How can i bask in this racist warmth, when so many people of color are out in the cold?

    Everyone with a Bryant furnace or AC system who desires racial justice, should just turn it off in solidarity with Emmett Till.

    Replies: @Lurker, @Mike Tre, @njguy73

    Bryant & May matches. Those crosses don’t just set themselves alight.

    • LOL: HammerJack
  • @AnotherDad
    @JohnnyWalker123

    It's every movie that's come out of Hollyweird during my life:

    -- the Russian peasantry--usually through their American pickup driving standiins--are a bunch of ignorant, violent yahoos; (maybe with the occasional shabbos goy who has "learned")

    -- clever malevolent blond Aryan men --usually heading powerful corporations (belonging to WaspyAcres country club optional)--are the root of evil manipulating world events

    -- traditional gentile/Christian culture is bland and/or oppressive

    -- blacks are poor and oppressedand, but vibrant, wise and resourceful and struggle valiantly

    -- plucky, darker, kinkier haired and darker skin toned white intellectual types, are valiant heros, the vanguard leading us into a brighter future ... and deserve to get the cutest girls.


    No idea why these themes keep reappearing, again and again and again ...

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Supply and Demand

    No idea why these themes keep reappearing, again and again and again …

    It’s a mystery, wrapped in an enigma, and folded up in a little Tefillin.

  • Hi Stevie!

    It’s you know whooo!

    Stevie, speaking of Racist Objects, some evil spirit or spooky racist ghost made me be this Racist Object’s VP pick, and now I find this Racist Object stands between me and the Presidency which is rightfully mine all mine as a coloured (100% all-American!) woman.

    Do you have any ideas how I do away this Racist Object which is getting in the way of my path to POWER and RICHE$?.

    Should I call Bill and Hillary for ideas?

    XOXO

  • @PiltdownMan
    @Kronos

    I don't think I could stand to read more than a page, if all of his 700 page book happens to be written in that purple prose that is in the excerpts. But his fans seem to lap it up.

    Replies: @Kronos

    Like Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” (and David Foster Wallace’s “Infinite Jest”) very few people will actually read it. The book is actually fun to listen to so far. If you want to read real masochism in print you’ll need to read the Bush II Administration’s Neoconservative autobiography cannon.

    https://www.amazon.com/It-Worked-for-Me-Colin-Powell-audiobook/dp/B008563QIY/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=Colin+Powell&qid=1606795449&s=books&sr=1-3

    Powell’s book is the worst. It’s a military dude’s attempt at making some dough in the self-help market. He lightly talked about the 2nd Iraq War in a “didn’t know nuffin” style.

    Rice’s book is likely the best. It’s actually quite interesting and well written. Cheney and Rumsfeld were “numbers guys” which accounts for why their writing is crap.

    https://www.amazon.com/No-Higher-Honor-Condoleezza-Rice-audiobook/dp/B0061YVTI6/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=condoliza+rice+book&qid=1606796038&sprefix=condali&sr=8-5

  • @Lurker
    @Kronos


    I’m currently reading Obama’s new book
     
    You have my . . . sympathies.

    You do realise you weren't supposed to actually read it, merely have it adorn a coffee table or a shelf clearly visible to visitors. Or, these days, in the background for a Zoom meeting. In fact, for that, you only need a picture of the book.

    Replies: @Kronos, @Rob McX

    I figured I’d take the initiative and provide Sailer some respite from Obama’s writing. Obama’s narcissism is a cross that the iSteve community needs to carry together.

    Hey Steve! Obama threw his grandmother under the bus again! But this time there was no election to rationalize it. He kinda blabbered about her showing racial tension in regards to meeting his black father for the first time. The one who knocked up his mom out of wedlock beforehand. Once again Obama is the anti-J.D. Vance. The free spirit mother can’t be blamed for anything but the grandmother that raised him and paid for college is a crypto-racist.

    • Replies: @Lurker
    @Kronos


    I figured I’d take the initiative and provide Sailer some respite from Obama’s writing. Obama’s narcissism is a cross that the iSteve community needs to carry together.
     
    I salute your commitment! Whether I will be able to shoulder my share of the burden I'm less sure.
  • Know what else was dumped in the Tallahatchie River?

  • • Replies: @Colin Wright
    @Desiderius

    'Blue America needs Red America.'

    Of course. But does Red America need Blue America?

    I suppose the stream of Netflix and Amazon Prime series suddenly dries up, but otherwise...

  • @Spud Boy
    "...to the forgotten sites of racial violence..."

    That's the point. It's all forgotten, so can we please STFU already?

    Replies: @Charon, @Father O'Hara, @Dago Shoes

    We’re going to keep dredging it up until you and yours have been ground into the dirt. And whatever we can’t dredge up, we’ll just fabricate. We’re not your father’s New York Times anymore.

    • Agree: AndrewR
    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    @Charon

    We’re not your father’s New York Times anymore.

    Pulitzer Prizewinner Walter Duranty begs to differ.

  • @Kronos
    https://www.amazon.com/Promised-Land-Barack-Obama/dp/1524763160/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Obama&qid=1606778931&sr=8-1

    I’m currently reading Obama’s new book and it’s amazing how much of a sidewinder 2020 is compared to 2008. The book is full of interesting nuggets for those with the fortitude and stamina. He’s very much in Oprah-mode so far in the book.

    As I walked onstage in an auditorium in Columbia to give our victory speech, I could feel the pulse of stomping feet and clapping hands. Several thousand people had packed themselves into the venue, though under the glare of television lights, I could see only the first few rows—college students mostly, white and Black in equal measure, some with their arms interlocked or draped over one another’s shoulders, their faces beaming with joy and purpose. “Race doesn’t matter!” people were chanting. “Race doesn’t matter! Race doesn’t matter!”
     

    I spotted some of our young organizers and volunteers mixed in with the crowd. Once again, they’d come through, despite the naysayers. They deserved a victory lap, I thought to myself, a moment of pure elation. Which is why, even as I quieted the crowd and dove into my speech, I didn’t have the heart to correct those well-meaning chanters—to remind them that in the year 2008, with the Confederate flag and all it stood for still hanging in front of a state capitol just a few blocks away, race still mattered plenty, as much as they might want to believe otherwise.
     
    Oh how things have changed.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy, @Stan Adams, @Alfa158, @Possumman, @Jus' Sayin'..., @PiltdownMan, @Lurker, @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia, @Just another serf, @Pericles

    Wow, you’re actually READING this book?

    You have more fortitude than a platoon of angry Marines. I’d wind up in the hospital with dehydration as the nausea would overwhelm me.

    Memoir as emetic.

    Did anybody see the review in the NY Times Sunday Book Review? It found new levels of sycophancy, as it droned on and on for 5 full pages.

    The lightbringer’s memoir, like his wife’s tome and Thomas Piketty’s pseudo economic study, will top the list of most talked about best-selling unread books of the last decade.

    It will have a honored place on the bookshelves of progressives, with some pages forever unseparated, and the spine and cover and page edges dusted off regularly by the immigrant housekeeper.

    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
    @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia

    Virtually all books dealing with current politics are worthless trash.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    , @Gary in Gramercy
    @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia

    "It will have a[n] honored place on the bookshelves of progressives, with some pages forever unseparated, and the spine and cover and page edges dusted off regularly by the immigrant housekeeper."

    Very nice. The immigrant housekeeper is an unusually apt visual image. It lets a reader know exactly who's buying this 768-page waste of an Oregon forest.

  • @James O'Meara
    I've noticed that since the Summer of George, "cultural" radio stations have been blacking up. Even WQXR, "Classical New York," constantly features black artists, conductors, composers on its website and on the air, along with black hosts who constantly bring up racism, segregation etc. as the "context" for the music. I suppose the next step will be to locate even White music along the same temporal continuum, like BC/AD: "Next, Brahms First Symphony, which premiered almost a century before Emmett Till's lynching."

    Anyway, I mention this because WKCR (Columbia University) has a great blues show on Saturday mornings. When I tuned in this week, rather than country or Chicago blues, they were heavily promoting the new album "Uncivil War" by one Shemekia Copeland, especially this track:

    https://www.al.com/life/2020/10/hear-jason-isbell-solo-on-shemekia-copelands-clotildas-on-fire.html

    It's actually pretty good, kinda like slowed-down Lynyrd Skynyrd, esp. the guitar solo from Jason Isbell. But note the lyrics, which they talked about a lot in an interview with her as well.

    Clotilda's on fire
    Off the Alabama coast
    Clotilda's on fire
    We're still living with a ghost.

    The Clotilda was the last ship plying the now illegal slave trade, burned and scuttled by its captain to evade prosecution; it was rediscovered a couple years ago.

    On Saturday I wondered if modern day (White) Brits hold murderous grudges against Italians due to Claudius. SS's post puts this in a more general context. After all, nothing scares blacks more than ghosts (except dogs and registered mail).

    Replies: @Charon, @stillCARealist, @Harry Baldwin

    Certified Mail. Registered is for valuables.

    • Replies: @James O'Meara
    @Charon

    Yes, indeed. I myself have some fears of certified mail. Back when I had … problems ... with the IRS or NYS, they would send me certified letters, which inevitably arrived when I was at work on Friday, thus forcing me to go down to the PO before it closed at noon. This PO had actually come in first in a national survey of the worst post offices. It added a new level of uncertainty and hardship, especially when the enclosure was simply an update, a notice, a "not a bill" or "no action required" bit of paperwork. I always wondered how they managed to get the letter delivered exactly on Friday, not any other day, ever.

    Welfare checks apparently work the same way: "the eagle flies on Friday, baby."

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

  • @Mr. Anon
    Here's the house on Chipman Street in Knoxville where Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom were taken after being carjacked and were then tortured, raped, and murdered:

    https://miro.medium.com/max/640/1*mAoUV7jXOPuAdubhrBbBWw.jpeg

    Is The Times going to write something about that? It only happend 13 years ago, not 65.

    https://medium.com/@candlesmyers/the-most-horrific-story-you-will-ever-read-69b1ab8079f4

    Replies: @Charon

    IIRC, the house was torn down so as to aid the community in healing. Also so as to aid the erasure of racist history, I mean anti-black propaganda.

    Or was it the Duke Lacrosse frat house that was razed? Or both? I forget.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @Charon

    You mean it wasn't moved brick by brick to the nearest Holocaust Museum? I'm beginning to think the whole hate industry is a bit one-sided.

  • anon[362] • Disclaimer says:

    Speaking of ghosts, the all-girl Ghostbusters is back! Yes!

    Oh, wait, that’s the Biden communications team. Fortunately the Bee has the details covered.

    https://babylonbee.com/news/biden-all-female-communications-team-wont-tell-nation-whats-wrong-nation-should-already-know

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Biden’s transition team has announced they will be appointing an all-female communications team. According to sources, the team will not tell the nation what’s wrong, since the nation should already know.

    • Replies: @Anon
    @anon


    Oh, wait, that’s the Biden communications team.
     
    I like Ann Althouse's take, after noting that Trump's team is also all female:

    If you cluster the women in one place, you foster the opinion that this work is women's work.

    Communications... you know how women are.

    We men will make the decisions and hash out the difficulties of policy. The women will put our thoughts into words that the little people will understand.

    You know how good women are with little people — children... the weak... the deplorable.
     
    Of course, Biden's VP and successor/understudy is a woman, so he beats Trump there.
  • @Lurker
    @Kronos


    I’m currently reading Obama’s new book
     
    You have my . . . sympathies.

    You do realise you weren't supposed to actually read it, merely have it adorn a coffee table or a shelf clearly visible to visitors. Or, these days, in the background for a Zoom meeting. In fact, for that, you only need a picture of the book.

    Replies: @Kronos, @Rob McX

    You do realise you weren’t supposed to actually read it, merely have it adorn a coffee table or a shelf clearly visible to visitors. Or, these days, in the background for a Zoom meeting.

    They should bring out a cheap edition that’s hollow on the inside. It would save trees too, assuming you want to save things that were used to hang black people from.

    • Replies: @Forbes
    @Rob McX

    The "cheap edition" you describe is called Kindle...

    , @Kronos
    @Rob McX

    I went with the kindle and audiobook bundle but I’ll get this special addition if it comes out. It should be big enough to place three flasks inside.

    https://www.awesomeinventions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/chemistry-book-hidden-flask-liquor.jpg

  • @Kronos
    https://www.amazon.com/Promised-Land-Barack-Obama/dp/1524763160/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Obama&qid=1606778931&sr=8-1

    I’m currently reading Obama’s new book and it’s amazing how much of a sidewinder 2020 is compared to 2008. The book is full of interesting nuggets for those with the fortitude and stamina. He’s very much in Oprah-mode so far in the book.

    As I walked onstage in an auditorium in Columbia to give our victory speech, I could feel the pulse of stomping feet and clapping hands. Several thousand people had packed themselves into the venue, though under the glare of television lights, I could see only the first few rows—college students mostly, white and Black in equal measure, some with their arms interlocked or draped over one another’s shoulders, their faces beaming with joy and purpose. “Race doesn’t matter!” people were chanting. “Race doesn’t matter! Race doesn’t matter!”
     

    I spotted some of our young organizers and volunteers mixed in with the crowd. Once again, they’d come through, despite the naysayers. They deserved a victory lap, I thought to myself, a moment of pure elation. Which is why, even as I quieted the crowd and dove into my speech, I didn’t have the heart to correct those well-meaning chanters—to remind them that in the year 2008, with the Confederate flag and all it stood for still hanging in front of a state capitol just a few blocks away, race still mattered plenty, as much as they might want to believe otherwise.
     
    Oh how things have changed.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy, @Stan Adams, @Alfa158, @Possumman, @Jus' Sayin'..., @PiltdownMan, @Lurker, @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia, @Just another serf, @Pericles

    I’d love to read President Obama’s book. I greatly enjoy Black literature. It’s so real and authentic.

    Unfortunately, my wife and I have lost our jobs due to the COVID pandemic. My wife visited the local library to see if she could reserve a copy. Sadly, she was brutally beaten by a BLM group and remains hospitalized with extensive fractures and lacerations.

    I tried to buy the kindle version, but Amazon has refused the sale as my cousin apparently voted for Trump. And this has now become part of our social score. Seems unfair, but it’s a new world now. Some friends have suggested writing a letter to Vice President Harris. That might help.

    • Replies: @Kronos
    @Just another serf


    My wife visited the local library to see if she could reserve a copy. Sadly, she was brutally beaten by a BLM group and remains hospitalized with extensive fractures and lacerations.
     
    BLM and libraries? I dunno man that sounds kinda sketchy. If you said FootLocker or Target, it would’ve been more believable.
  • @Achmed E. Newman
    @Noticer


    Billy Joe Macallister jumped off the Tallahachie Bridge.
     
    That was not a racial incident. Apparently, from the song at least, he was depressed after his Mama quit the Harper Valley PTA. Her skirts were waaay too high.

    Read about The Day Billie Joe McAlister quit the Harper Valley PTA. Sometimes the ghost of Mrs. Johnson in her miniskirt haunts my dreams, even to this day.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy, @Rob McX

    According to the Google search page, Billy Jo’s relationship with the girl in his life, Bobbie Lee, is never consummated, and “he jumps off the bridge after a drunken homosexual encounter”. He seems to have been the martyr of a heteronormative society that forced him into a sham relationship.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Rob McX

    That's what was in the movie, right.

  • @Frank McGar
    Racist ghosts! I always knew Casper was a KKK dogwhistle.

    Replies: @Colin Wright, @Hypnotoad666

    Does anybody ever wonder what the ghost of Kitty Genovese is up to these days?

    • Replies: @Frank McGar
    @Hypnotoad666

    She's probably still apologizing for getting murdered. If she had just had the decency to stay alive, her black killer (who confessed) wouldn't have spent his life in jail, which is racist.

  • @Charon
    @Mr. Anon

    IIRC, the house was torn down so as to aid the community in healing. Also so as to aid the erasure of racist history, I mean anti-black propaganda.

    Or was it the Duke Lacrosse frat house that was razed? Or both? I forget.

    Replies: @Rob McX

    You mean it wasn’t moved brick by brick to the nearest Holocaust Museum? I’m beginning to think the whole hate industry is a bit one-sided.

  • @Just another serf
    @Kronos

    I’d love to read President Obama’s book. I greatly enjoy Black literature. It’s so real and authentic.

    Unfortunately, my wife and I have lost our jobs due to the COVID pandemic. My wife visited the local library to see if she could reserve a copy. Sadly, she was brutally beaten by a BLM group and remains hospitalized with extensive fractures and lacerations.

    I tried to buy the kindle version, but Amazon has refused the sale as my cousin apparently voted for Trump. And this has now become part of our social score. Seems unfair, but it’s a new world now. Some friends have suggested writing a letter to Vice President Harris. That might help.

    Replies: @Kronos

    My wife visited the local library to see if she could reserve a copy. Sadly, she was brutally beaten by a BLM group and remains hospitalized with extensive fractures and lacerations.

    BLM and libraries? I dunno man that sounds kinda sketchy. If you said FootLocker or Target, it would’ve been more believable.

    • Thanks: Just another serf
  • @Spud Boy
    "...to the forgotten sites of racial violence..."

    That's the point. It's all forgotten, so can we please STFU already?

    Replies: @Charon, @Father O'Hara, @Dago Shoes

    There are sites of racial violence all over NYC. Oh,you mean just whitey.

  • @Justice Duvalll
    Clearly, the solution is to tear down the Pentagon


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3d9s-E0lg28

    Replies: @Henry's Cat

    Segregated toilets for men and women, terrible! There has been a recent push in favour of unisex toilets, but it hasn’t gained much impetus. If anything, it would probably reduce the overall number of toilets.

  • Anon[367] • Disclaimer says:
    @anon
    Speaking of ghosts, the all-girl Ghostbusters is back! Yes!

    https://media.babylonbee.com/articles/article-7547-1.jpg

    Oh, wait, that's the Biden communications team. Fortunately the Bee has the details covered.

    https://babylonbee.com/news/biden-all-female-communications-team-wont-tell-nation-whats-wrong-nation-should-already-know

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Biden's transition team has announced they will be appointing an all-female communications team. According to sources, the team will not tell the nation what's wrong, since the nation should already know.
     

    Replies: @Anon

    Oh, wait, that’s the Biden communications team.

    I like Ann Althouse’s take, after noting that Trump’s team is also all female:

    If you cluster the women in one place, you foster the opinion that this work is women’s work.

    Communications… you know how women are.

    We men will make the decisions and hash out the difficulties of policy. The women will put our thoughts into words that the little people will understand.

    You know how good women are with little people — children… the weak… the deplorable.

    Of course, Biden’s VP and successor/understudy is a woman, so he beats Trump there.

  • I don’t know how ordinary white people don’t get tired of blacks after some time. Alright- all visibly “others” can be annoying, but black presence is so upsetting that I simply don’t get how a normal white person can endure it for a long time.

    It’s their behavior, looks, mannerisms, sheer otherness, … that should make normal whites naturally uneasy.
    As regards those who find them attractive or interesting- these people are like folks who have anacondas or rats for pets.

  • @AnotherDad
    @GeneralRipper


    Both blacks and whites were better off when they were segregated. Many people of both races, who actually care about Americans instead of the furtherance of their political careers and the acquisition of power, have expressed the same view.
     
    General rule:

    Population groups who are not--or do not want--interbreeding should not be together.

    This goes for blacks+whites. But also for Jews and Gypsies and gentiles in the West.

    Having separate populations that are the slave class, or peasant class or criminal class or the middle man class or rentier class or noble class or priestly class is bad for the development and stability of nations.

    Nations are far, far, far better off being "one people" nations where the elites are the same people as the masses and the skills and genes of the elite classes--who properly should be more fertile (at least in surviving/reproducing children)--are filtering down through the population.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @AndrewR

    Fortunately they’re blending themselves out. Although some Jews, including high ranking Israeli officials, consider this a second holocaust

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.haaretz.com/amp/us-news/.premium-report-intermarriage-threatenes-u-s-jewry-s-future-1.5482043

  • @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia
    @Kronos

    Wow, you're actually READING this book?

    You have more fortitude than a platoon of angry Marines. I'd wind up in the hospital with dehydration as the nausea would overwhelm me.

    Memoir as emetic.

    Did anybody see the review in the NY Times Sunday Book Review? It found new levels of sycophancy, as it droned on and on for 5 full pages.

    The lightbringer's memoir, like his wife's tome and Thomas Piketty's pseudo economic study, will top the list of most talked about best-selling unread books of the last decade.

    It will have a honored place on the bookshelves of progressives, with some pages forever unseparated, and the spine and cover and page edges dusted off regularly by the immigrant housekeeper.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian, @Gary in Gramercy

    Virtually all books dealing with current politics are worthless trash.

    • Agree: Kronos
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Bardon Kaldian


    Virtually all books dealing with current politics are worthless trash.
     
    Why?

    Replies: @Kronos

  • @JohnnyWalker123
    Have any of you ever watched "The Green Mile?"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki4haFrqSrw

    It's a very popular 1999 movie (set in the 1930s era "Old South") about a very large&muscular Black man (named "John Coffee") who is caught with two dead White girls. He's quickly jailed and sentenced to death. However, it turns out that the real killer is a White hillbilly man named "Wild Bill." "John Coffee" is innocent. "John Coffee" is actually knows magic and was trying to heal the girls.

    When he's in jail, "John Coffee" does a few magic healings. Unfortunately, there's a racist White jail guard in the jail ("Percy") who tortures some of the inmates, but he gets punished eventually.

    Tom Hanks (who is one of the jail guards and one of the stars of the movie) knows "John Coffee" is innocent and a "miracle" from heaven, but he lets "John Coffee" get the electric chair anyway. Tom Hanks is punished by being forced to live an exceptionally long time. He gets to live to be really old, but doesn't get to die.
    There is a mouse ("Mr. Jingles") who gets touched by "John Coffee" also ends up living a really long time too.

    The movie was pretty popular back in 1999. It grossed almost $300 million.

    So the next time you see a Black getting arrested for murder, you should assume that Black person is a secret magician. He probably was trying to magically heal the dead person and got arrested by cops who didn't know about the Black person's magic powers. The real killer most likely was a White guy from the South. However, due to racism and a lack of faith in magic powers, society wasn't able to realize this.

    TLDR Summary:

    -"The Green Mile" is a popular movie from 1999, which grossed almost $300 million.
    -"John Coffee" is a gigantic Black man who knows magic and does multiple healings.
    -"John Coffee" is wrongly accused of murdering 2 White girls because he's standing by their bodies.
    -The real killer is hillbilly drifter "Wild Bill."
    -A corrections officer (played by Tom Hanks) knows the truth, but lets "John Coffee" get the electric chair anyway. Tom Hanks is punished by getting a super long lifespan.
    -The moral of the story is that a large fraction of Black murder suspects are secret magicians who were performing healings and got wrongly accused of murder. Most of the real murderers are White Southern men.

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Lurker, @Bardon Kaldian, @Gordo

    I’ve seen it (I think it was based on King’s- not dr. King- novel). The ending is stupid (Hanks character cannot die because he executed “a child of God”).

    The scene with paranormal healing is absolutely one of the most idiotic in the film annals: elderly white woman is ill, and our black child of God cures her by absorbing, from her into his mouth, a stream of potentially diabolic energy particles.

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
    @Bardon Kaldian

    Barden, looks like a buzz kill. What's the point?

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian

  • @GeneralRipper
    Both blacks and whites were better off when they were segregated. Many people of both races, who actually care about Americans instead of the furtherance of their political careers and the acquisition of power, have expressed the same view.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @AnotherDad, @Herb Denning, @Jon Halpenny, @John Pepple

    Many American blacks have benefitted greatly from desegregation. Whites, arguably, not so much.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    @Jon Halpenny

    'Many American blacks have benefitted greatly from desegregation. Whites, arguably, not so much.'

    It would be more accurate to say many mulattoes, quadroons, and octoroons have benefitted greatly from desegregation. Actual, full-on, 100% blacks, not so much.

    If you live in a multi-racial city like Oakland, California, this is visually obvious. Drive around an integrated, reasonably inhabitable area like Lake Merritt. The 'blacks' you see will tend have European features and be more or less light-skinned. Now go on out to West Oakland (after checking to make sure you're not going to run out of gas). Cruise around. Here are your genuine, pure Africans -- and not a one of them is benefitting from desegregation.

    There are exceptions, of course. There are always exceptions. But the rule will hold.

    Replies: @Jon Halpenny

  • @Kronos
    https://www.amazon.com/Promised-Land-Barack-Obama/dp/1524763160/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Obama&qid=1606778931&sr=8-1

    I’m currently reading Obama’s new book and it’s amazing how much of a sidewinder 2020 is compared to 2008. The book is full of interesting nuggets for those with the fortitude and stamina. He’s very much in Oprah-mode so far in the book.

    As I walked onstage in an auditorium in Columbia to give our victory speech, I could feel the pulse of stomping feet and clapping hands. Several thousand people had packed themselves into the venue, though under the glare of television lights, I could see only the first few rows—college students mostly, white and Black in equal measure, some with their arms interlocked or draped over one another’s shoulders, their faces beaming with joy and purpose. “Race doesn’t matter!” people were chanting. “Race doesn’t matter! Race doesn’t matter!”
     

    I spotted some of our young organizers and volunteers mixed in with the crowd. Once again, they’d come through, despite the naysayers. They deserved a victory lap, I thought to myself, a moment of pure elation. Which is why, even as I quieted the crowd and dove into my speech, I didn’t have the heart to correct those well-meaning chanters—to remind them that in the year 2008, with the Confederate flag and all it stood for still hanging in front of a state capitol just a few blocks away, race still mattered plenty, as much as they might want to believe otherwise.
     
    Oh how things have changed.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy, @Stan Adams, @Alfa158, @Possumman, @Jus' Sayin'..., @PiltdownMan, @Lurker, @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia, @Just another serf, @Pericles

    What I can say for certain is that I’m not yet ready to abandon the possibility of America—not just for the sake of future generations of Americans but for all of humankind.

    More than anyone else, I wrote my book for young people—as an invitation to once again remake the world, and to bring about, through hard work, determination, and a big dose of imagination, an America that finally aligns with all that is best in us.

    (There’s more, don’t worry.)

    However, I particularly like the following. It seems The One got rattled.

    Through Palin, it seemed as if the dark spirits that had long been lurking were finding their way to center stage

  • @Anonymous
    Black people make me laugh!

    The NYT's biggest stylist mistake in the history of their newspaper is their decision to depict black culture as a tragedy, rather than what it has always been: low comedy.

    https://nypost.com/2020/11/29/mother-of-slain-florida-teen-shot-at-his-burial/

    https://nypost.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/11/Slain-Teen-Funeral-Shooting.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&w=642

    Replies: @Kronos

    Bullets are the best means of breaking the 4th wall.

  • @JohnnyWalker123
    Have any of you ever watched "The Green Mile?"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki4haFrqSrw

    It's a very popular 1999 movie (set in the 1930s era "Old South") about a very large&muscular Black man (named "John Coffee") who is caught with two dead White girls. He's quickly jailed and sentenced to death. However, it turns out that the real killer is a White hillbilly man named "Wild Bill." "John Coffee" is innocent. "John Coffee" is actually knows magic and was trying to heal the girls.

    When he's in jail, "John Coffee" does a few magic healings. Unfortunately, there's a racist White jail guard in the jail ("Percy") who tortures some of the inmates, but he gets punished eventually.

    Tom Hanks (who is one of the jail guards and one of the stars of the movie) knows "John Coffee" is innocent and a "miracle" from heaven, but he lets "John Coffee" get the electric chair anyway. Tom Hanks is punished by being forced to live an exceptionally long time. He gets to live to be really old, but doesn't get to die.
    There is a mouse ("Mr. Jingles") who gets touched by "John Coffee" also ends up living a really long time too.

    The movie was pretty popular back in 1999. It grossed almost $300 million.

    So the next time you see a Black getting arrested for murder, you should assume that Black person is a secret magician. He probably was trying to magically heal the dead person and got arrested by cops who didn't know about the Black person's magic powers. The real killer most likely was a White guy from the South. However, due to racism and a lack of faith in magic powers, society wasn't able to realize this.

    TLDR Summary:

    -"The Green Mile" is a popular movie from 1999, which grossed almost $300 million.
    -"John Coffee" is a gigantic Black man who knows magic and does multiple healings.
    -"John Coffee" is wrongly accused of murdering 2 White girls because he's standing by their bodies.
    -The real killer is hillbilly drifter "Wild Bill."
    -A corrections officer (played by Tom Hanks) knows the truth, but lets "John Coffee" get the electric chair anyway. Tom Hanks is punished by getting a super long lifespan.
    -The moral of the story is that a large fraction of Black murder suspects are secret magicians who were performing healings and got wrongly accused of murder. Most of the real murderers are White Southern men.

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Lurker, @Bardon Kaldian, @Gordo

    Yes I always hated that green mile sh1te. A crude piece of anti-White propaganda.

  • @Buffalo Joe
    @Anonymouse

    Mouse, universities are ATMs for their employees. Over 30 coaches, at different colleges and universities in Ohio make over $250k per year. That includes coaches for sports such as fencing , golf and crew. Just search "Ohio coaches who make over $250k per year."

    Replies: @Redneck farmer

    “He ain’t costly, he gets us into the playoffs every year”.

  • @Achmed E. Newman
    @Gary in Gramercy

    Thanks for the compliment, Gary, first of all. I've heard songs of Tom T. Hall and a whole lot of country artists back before country music went to hell - I mean plenty of late '70's stuff. I'm no New Yorker - far from it.

    I don't say that the "sound" of the two songs are the same. Ode to Billie Joe is more bluesey, while Harper Valley PTA is more pop, almost cross-over. I don't think Tom T. Hall stole the tune, but if he was not influenced by it quite a bit, that's a hell of a coincidence. I'm just talking about the melodies, mind you, not the lyrics or Southern style at all. I like 'em both actually, but man, first time I heard the 2nd one of them (don't even remember which), I thought, WTH, I've heard this tune before.

    What are you saying about the Randy Newman songs, BTW? Was he down on down on rednecks or what? (I'll check it out, if I don't hear back.) Let me give you an obscure song by a real Southern rock band that I doubt 1 in 100 of you have heard. I'm not sure why The Atlanta Rhythm Section would write these lyrics though. Hey, Redneck:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vj2we1MxfJI

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy, @the one they call Desanex, @Ganderson, @Paul Jolliffe

    “Redneck” was a song written by Joe South of “Games People Play” fame, and not one of his best efforts. It was included in Joe’s 1968 album Introspect. As a longish-haired Southern guy in 1968, he was probably harassed frequently by greasy-haired rednecks, hence the bitterness. The song was already dated by the time Atlanta Rhythm Section recorded it in 1973. The Dry Look was “in” by that time, even for Southern rednecks.

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
  • @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia
    @Kronos

    Wow, you're actually READING this book?

    You have more fortitude than a platoon of angry Marines. I'd wind up in the hospital with dehydration as the nausea would overwhelm me.

    Memoir as emetic.

    Did anybody see the review in the NY Times Sunday Book Review? It found new levels of sycophancy, as it droned on and on for 5 full pages.

    The lightbringer's memoir, like his wife's tome and Thomas Piketty's pseudo economic study, will top the list of most talked about best-selling unread books of the last decade.

    It will have a honored place on the bookshelves of progressives, with some pages forever unseparated, and the spine and cover and page edges dusted off regularly by the immigrant housekeeper.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian, @Gary in Gramercy

    “It will have a[n] honored place on the bookshelves of progressives, with some pages forever unseparated, and the spine and cover and page edges dusted off regularly by the immigrant housekeeper.”

    Very nice. The immigrant housekeeper is an unusually apt visual image. It lets a reader know exactly who’s buying this 768-page waste of an Oregon forest.

  • @Rob McX
    @Achmed E. Newman

    According to the Google search page, Billy Jo's relationship with the girl in his life, Bobbie Lee, is never consummated, and "he jumps off the bridge after a drunken homosexual encounter". He seems to have been the martyr of a heteronormative society that forced him into a sham relationship.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    That’s what was in the movie, right.

  • @GeneralRipper
    Both blacks and whites were better off when they were segregated. Many people of both races, who actually care about Americans instead of the furtherance of their political careers and the acquisition of power, have expressed the same view.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @AnotherDad, @Herb Denning, @Jon Halpenny, @John Pepple

    The problem is the elites and their crazy ideas. They think racism lurks behind everything, whereas non-elites can see that there are other factors that explain things. For example, the small number of blacks getting into elite schools that are dominated by Asians can be explained very simply by noting that Asians are likely to study a lot more than blacks. And that should be the end of the discussion, and if there is anything more to be said, it is to wonder how we can get blacks to study more. Instead, we are told that there must be racism involved and that therefore standardized tests used by these schools for admissions must be abandoned. It’s completely crazy.

    • Agree: Charon
  • @Reg Cæsar
    @GeneralRipper


    Both blacks and whites were better off when they were segregated.
     
    That's why God made continents, and oceans between them. Unfortunately, true segregation-- grand apartheid-- has never been attempted on this side of the Atlantic. New Worlders thought they were smarter than God.

    That's why America has always been a failure. You can't have two races in the same territory and expect anything to work. It never has.

    They don't call Canada the Great White North for nothing. As indeed she was, before the Trudeaux.

    Replies: @Ganderson

    If the (unbelievable woke) CBC show Murdoch Mysteries is to be believed, throwing a Catholic in the mix made for diversity.

    • Replies: @Charon
    @Ganderson

    Nasdaq will delist your company next year.


    Nasdaq Proposes Board-Diversity Rule for Listed Companies

    Exchange operator seeks to require companies to have at least one female board member, plus one from an underrepresented minority

    Nasdaq Chief Executive Adena Friedman said the rule would help promote inclusive representation in corporate leadership.


    https://www.wsj.com/articles/nasdaq-proposes-board-diversity-rule-for-listed-companies-11606829244

     

  • @Achmed E. Newman
    @Gary in Gramercy

    Thanks for the compliment, Gary, first of all. I've heard songs of Tom T. Hall and a whole lot of country artists back before country music went to hell - I mean plenty of late '70's stuff. I'm no New Yorker - far from it.

    I don't say that the "sound" of the two songs are the same. Ode to Billie Joe is more bluesey, while Harper Valley PTA is more pop, almost cross-over. I don't think Tom T. Hall stole the tune, but if he was not influenced by it quite a bit, that's a hell of a coincidence. I'm just talking about the melodies, mind you, not the lyrics or Southern style at all. I like 'em both actually, but man, first time I heard the 2nd one of them (don't even remember which), I thought, WTH, I've heard this tune before.

    What are you saying about the Randy Newman songs, BTW? Was he down on down on rednecks or what? (I'll check it out, if I don't hear back.) Let me give you an obscure song by a real Southern rock band that I doubt 1 in 100 of you have heard. I'm not sure why The Atlanta Rhythm Section would write these lyrics though. Hey, Redneck:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vj2we1MxfJI

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy, @the one they call Desanex, @Ganderson, @Paul Jolliffe

    I personally vouch for Mr. Newman’s good taste in popular music, mostly cuz it’s a lot like mine. 😀

    You can say things about southerners here in New England that you can’t about any other group (maybe the Boers). Sometimes you can say bad things about Catholics, too. Good thing there aren’t that many Southern Papists!

    Here’s my favorite Tom T Hall song:

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Ganderson

    Haha, thanks Mr. Ganderson, and for "Pamela Brown", which, if not you, someone posted before. For Desanex, or at least the one they call that, I just always remembered that line from Joe South's lyrics:

    "When God said brains, you thought he said rain, and you ran for cover."

    .

    And, thanks Gary in Gramercy for the info on Randy Newman and that story.

  • @Rob McX
    The only way to exorcise the ghost of segregation would be to bring back the reality of it. Let blacks rule themselves and decide their own destiny without anyone to blame for their failures.

    Replies: @Bugg, @Ragno

    Spirit of Jim Crow……riiiiise!

  • Anonymous[193] • Disclaimer says:
    @Colin Wright
    Since it keeps coming up, I don't suppose it would be cool to note that Emmitt Till kinda asked for it?

    I mean, here we've got the Mississippi Delta, 1955, and it's three-quarters black. The whites there don't keep their lives tolerable by politely asking the blacks to behave. Among other things, they immediately kick ass if anyone touches their women.

    So Emmitt Till's shooting his mouth off about how he sleeps with white women, and the locals listening to this crap say, 'there's a pretty white girl right there in that store. Why don't you go in there and show us how it's done?'

    So he does. What did he think was going to happen?

    ...sounds like Arbery deciding to grab the shotgun. He really could have anticipated how the situation was going to develop. Would I do something this dumb? Would you? Would you have done it when you were fourteen? I mean, it was dumb. Like deciding to climb over the fence and pet the Doberman.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Achmed E. Newman, @Hypnotoad666, @anon, @Harry Baldwin, @Art Deco

    So Emmitt Till’s shooting his mouth off about how he sleeps with white women, and the locals listening to this crap say, ‘there’s a pretty white girl right there in that store. Why don’t you go in there and show us how it’s done?’

    So he does.

    What did he do?

    • Replies: @Hamlet's Ghost
    @Anonymous

    He not only whistled at the woman, he actually groped her and whispered something so vile that she couldn't repeat it in court. Like daddy, like son.

    It wasn't just that the woman was white, but she was married. She was also older than him. What 14 year-old would think it was acceptable to approach and grope a 21 year-old married woman? Someone who clearly never learned respect and clearly headed to a bad end.

  • @Bardon Kaldian
    @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia

    Virtually all books dealing with current politics are worthless trash.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Virtually all books dealing with current politics are worthless trash.

    Why?

    • Replies: @Kronos
    @Anonymous

    Very few MSM political books can honestly lay out the issues, especially if race is involved. I’d argue Steve’s own biography on Obama was truly a revelation on a wide assortment of issues I didn’t know existed.

    https://www.amazon.com/Americas-Half-Blood-Prince-Barack-Inheritance/dp/0578000377/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Steve+Sailer&qid=1606854760&sr=8-1

    When MSM approved authors write about “crime” or “gentrification/white flight” there are various components to these issues that are constantly left unsaid either by the writer or the editor. Sometimes they’ll hint that these issues have false-bottoms but they’ll utilize very cryptic language. One thing I’ve noticed so far is Obama’s recent book feels much more “relaxed” compared to his first book published in 1995. It doesn’t feel so guarded with cryptic prose. Obama already won two Presidential terms so he doesn’t need to portray himself in such a strict manner. He doesn’t need to pretend to be the anti-racist/color-blind candidate anymore. The newer book is more straightforward than the first despite being 4x as long.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000N2HCM4/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i2

  • @Colin Wright
    Since it keeps coming up, I don't suppose it would be cool to note that Emmitt Till kinda asked for it?

    I mean, here we've got the Mississippi Delta, 1955, and it's three-quarters black. The whites there don't keep their lives tolerable by politely asking the blacks to behave. Among other things, they immediately kick ass if anyone touches their women.

    So Emmitt Till's shooting his mouth off about how he sleeps with white women, and the locals listening to this crap say, 'there's a pretty white girl right there in that store. Why don't you go in there and show us how it's done?'

    So he does. What did he think was going to happen?

    ...sounds like Arbery deciding to grab the shotgun. He really could have anticipated how the situation was going to develop. Would I do something this dumb? Would you? Would you have done it when you were fourteen? I mean, it was dumb. Like deciding to climb over the fence and pet the Doberman.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Achmed E. Newman, @Hypnotoad666, @anon, @Harry Baldwin, @Art Deco

    Colin, re Arbery grabbing that shotgun by the barrel, that’s one of those split-second decisions in which your innate genetics and years of learning all come out. Most decent and smart peoples’ brains would just tell them in that instant: “No, that’s enough. Stop here.”

  • @Ganderson
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I personally vouch for Mr. Newman’s good taste in popular music, mostly cuz it’s a lot like mine. 😀

    You can say things about southerners here in New England that you can’t about any other group (maybe the Boers). Sometimes you can say bad things about Catholics, too. Good thing there aren’t that many Southern Papists!

    Here’s my favorite Tom T Hall song:

    https://youtu.be/9cweBs-tdaA

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    Haha, thanks Mr. Ganderson, and for “Pamela Brown”, which, if not you, someone posted before. For Desanex, or at least the one they call that, I just always remembered that line from Joe South’s lyrics:

    “When God said brains, you thought he said rain, and you ran for cover.”

    .

    And, thanks Gary in Gramercy for the info on Randy Newman and that story.

  • @Colin Wright
    Since it keeps coming up, I don't suppose it would be cool to note that Emmitt Till kinda asked for it?

    I mean, here we've got the Mississippi Delta, 1955, and it's three-quarters black. The whites there don't keep their lives tolerable by politely asking the blacks to behave. Among other things, they immediately kick ass if anyone touches their women.

    So Emmitt Till's shooting his mouth off about how he sleeps with white women, and the locals listening to this crap say, 'there's a pretty white girl right there in that store. Why don't you go in there and show us how it's done?'

    So he does. What did he think was going to happen?

    ...sounds like Arbery deciding to grab the shotgun. He really could have anticipated how the situation was going to develop. Would I do something this dumb? Would you? Would you have done it when you were fourteen? I mean, it was dumb. Like deciding to climb over the fence and pet the Doberman.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Achmed E. Newman, @Hypnotoad666, @anon, @Harry Baldwin, @Art Deco

    But according to the endlessly repeated myth, he was murdered for merely “whistling at a white woman.”

    • Replies: @ben tillman
    @Hypnotoad666


    But according to the endlessly repeated myth, he was murdered for merely “whistling at a white woman.”
     
    The new myth is that he was killed for being falsely accused of whistling at a white woman.

    Replies: @James O'Meara

  • @Ganderson
    @Reg Cæsar

    If the (unbelievable woke) CBC show Murdoch Mysteries is to be believed, throwing a Catholic in the mix made for diversity.

    Replies: @Charon

    Nasdaq will delist your company next year.

    Nasdaq Proposes Board-Diversity Rule for Listed Companies

    Exchange operator seeks to require companies to have at least one female board member, plus one from an underrepresented minority

    Nasdaq Chief Executive Adena Friedman said the rule would help promote inclusive representation in corporate leadership.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/nasdaq-proposes-board-diversity-rule-for-listed-companies-11606829244

  • @Alfa158
    @Kronos

    I’m not sure what particular rally that was. It’s strains credulity that an audience would be chanting “race doesn’t matter” unless they were all MLK Republicans. To Democrats, race is everything. Frankly sounds like something Obama’s ghost writer made up.
    The only video for a rally that might match the description I could find was his Columbia South Carolina primary victory speech and the crowd was chanting “yes we can”, not “race doesn’t matter”. Can you provide more detail from the book on where that speech was?

    Replies: @Dr. X, @Peter D. Bredon, @S. Anonyia, @Kronos, @Hypnotoad666

    It’s strains credulity that an audience would be chanting “race doesn’t matter” unless they were all MLK Republican.

    If you think about it, “race doesn’t matter” is a very awkward, non-catchy chant. How many chants have the word “doesn’t.”

    I think this falls into the category of: “stuff that didn’t really happen, but would help move the narrative if it had.”

    Like Obama’s “girlfriend” in his original autobiography, who was a constructed mash-up of various women he had dated.

    Mere facts have a duty to line up with the Higher Truth of the Annointed One.

    • Replies: @Kronos
    @Hypnotoad666

    Regardless, I found it a great harbinger scene of things to come. That “Race Doesn’t Matter” would be replaced by “Black Lives Matter” in a few years time marked a sharp turn in the Liberal ethos. Anti-racism would eventually become radioactively racist itself and many quickly adopted the new party line.

    I’m sure I’d find more magic nuggets specifically for “Woke Capital“ as well. Chapo Trap House had a fun time ripping on Obama’s economic policies.

    https://youtu.be/FrM4-wxCB-8

    http://img.memecdn.com/You-Were-The-Chosen-One-Obama_o_104473.jpg

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @ben tillman
    @Hypnotoad666


    If you think about it, “race doesn’t matter” is a very awkward, non-catchy chant. How many chants have the word “doesn’t.”

    I think this falls into the category of: “stuff that didn’t really happen, but would help move the narrative if it had.”

    Like Obama’s “girlfriend” in his original autobiography, who was a constructed mash-up of various women he had dated.
     
    Let me guess. Her name was Polly Perkins.

    And you're right about the slogan. Es klingt falsch.
  • @James O'Meara
    I've noticed that since the Summer of George, "cultural" radio stations have been blacking up. Even WQXR, "Classical New York," constantly features black artists, conductors, composers on its website and on the air, along with black hosts who constantly bring up racism, segregation etc. as the "context" for the music. I suppose the next step will be to locate even White music along the same temporal continuum, like BC/AD: "Next, Brahms First Symphony, which premiered almost a century before Emmett Till's lynching."

    Anyway, I mention this because WKCR (Columbia University) has a great blues show on Saturday mornings. When I tuned in this week, rather than country or Chicago blues, they were heavily promoting the new album "Uncivil War" by one Shemekia Copeland, especially this track:

    https://www.al.com/life/2020/10/hear-jason-isbell-solo-on-shemekia-copelands-clotildas-on-fire.html

    It's actually pretty good, kinda like slowed-down Lynyrd Skynyrd, esp. the guitar solo from Jason Isbell. But note the lyrics, which they talked about a lot in an interview with her as well.

    Clotilda's on fire
    Off the Alabama coast
    Clotilda's on fire
    We're still living with a ghost.

    The Clotilda was the last ship plying the now illegal slave trade, burned and scuttled by its captain to evade prosecution; it was rediscovered a couple years ago.

    On Saturday I wondered if modern day (White) Brits hold murderous grudges against Italians due to Claudius. SS's post puts this in a more general context. After all, nothing scares blacks more than ghosts (except dogs and registered mail).

    Replies: @Charon, @stillCARealist, @Harry Baldwin

    My BIL, a security guard, claims blacks are terrified of tasers. More so than guns.

  • @Peter D. Bredon
    @Alfa158

    "The only video for a rally that might match the description I could find was his Columbia South Carolina primary victory speech and the crowd was chanting “yes we can”, not “race doesn’t matter”. Can you provide more detail from the book on where that speech was?"

    What is it with these mush-mouthed Southerners? No one can recall whether the Tiki Nazis at Charlottesville were chanting "You will not replace us" or "Jews will not replace us."

    Perhaps Obama's crowd were chanting "Blessed are the cheesemakers"?

    Replies: @Nicholas Stix

    “No one can recall whether the Tiki Nazis at Charlottesville were chanting ‘You will not replace us’ or ‘Jews will not replace us.’”

    I can recall it just fine. I did a lot of work on Charlottesville. Initially, the pro-White marchers the night before the riot were chanting, “You will not replace us.” However, then some marchers began chanting, “Jews will not replace us.”

    I’m not sure whether the rest of the marchers joined in on the second version of the chant, but it was plenty loud.

  • anon[310] • Disclaimer says:
    @Colin Wright
    Since it keeps coming up, I don't suppose it would be cool to note that Emmitt Till kinda asked for it?

    I mean, here we've got the Mississippi Delta, 1955, and it's three-quarters black. The whites there don't keep their lives tolerable by politely asking the blacks to behave. Among other things, they immediately kick ass if anyone touches their women.

    So Emmitt Till's shooting his mouth off about how he sleeps with white women, and the locals listening to this crap say, 'there's a pretty white girl right there in that store. Why don't you go in there and show us how it's done?'

    So he does. What did he think was going to happen?

    ...sounds like Arbery deciding to grab the shotgun. He really could have anticipated how the situation was going to develop. Would I do something this dumb? Would you? Would you have done it when you were fourteen? I mean, it was dumb. Like deciding to climb over the fence and pet the Doberman.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Achmed E. Newman, @Hypnotoad666, @anon, @Harry Baldwin, @Art Deco

    Since it keeps coming up

    “Don’t feed the trolls” does not just apply to comment sections. Far too many people have become little dogs of Pavlov: the New Duranty Times rings a bell, and some people start to salivate.

    Leftards keep on with thuh Emmitt Till because it’s a great distraction from reality, and other people go right along. It’s easier than thinking, for all involved.

    “Muh Emmitt Till” is an excuse to not discuss the many murders committed by American blacks every year. Every single year. Those are ghosts that Globalhomo doesn’t want anyone to think about.

    So stop being a sucker for globalhomo.

  • @Buffalo Joe
    @Art Deco

    Art, there is a racist rock in Wisconsin on the campus of U of Wisconsin-Madison, that moves about at night looking for blacks to crush or something. Anyhow it is a threat.

    Replies: @Known Fact

    Don’t forget all those no-doubt-haunted Confederate statues that mysteriously topple over on innocent black protesters.

  • @Spud Boy
    "...to the forgotten sites of racial violence..."

    That's the point. It's all forgotten, so can we please STFU already?

    Replies: @Charon, @Father O'Hara, @Dago Shoes

    This is merely the black version of the holoco$t indu$try … SSDD …

    • Replies: @Ben tillman
    @Dago Shoes

    SSDD?

    Sunshine Daydream? Achmed?

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

  • @Charon
    @Spud Boy

    We're going to keep dredging it up until you and yours have been ground into the dirt. And whatever we can't dredge up, we'll just fabricate. We're not your father's New York Times anymore.

    Replies: @kaganovitch

    We’re not your father’s New York Times anymore.

    Pulitzer Prizewinner Walter Duranty begs to differ.

  • @James O'Meara
    I've noticed that since the Summer of George, "cultural" radio stations have been blacking up. Even WQXR, "Classical New York," constantly features black artists, conductors, composers on its website and on the air, along with black hosts who constantly bring up racism, segregation etc. as the "context" for the music. I suppose the next step will be to locate even White music along the same temporal continuum, like BC/AD: "Next, Brahms First Symphony, which premiered almost a century before Emmett Till's lynching."

    Anyway, I mention this because WKCR (Columbia University) has a great blues show on Saturday mornings. When I tuned in this week, rather than country or Chicago blues, they were heavily promoting the new album "Uncivil War" by one Shemekia Copeland, especially this track:

    https://www.al.com/life/2020/10/hear-jason-isbell-solo-on-shemekia-copelands-clotildas-on-fire.html

    It's actually pretty good, kinda like slowed-down Lynyrd Skynyrd, esp. the guitar solo from Jason Isbell. But note the lyrics, which they talked about a lot in an interview with her as well.

    Clotilda's on fire
    Off the Alabama coast
    Clotilda's on fire
    We're still living with a ghost.

    The Clotilda was the last ship plying the now illegal slave trade, burned and scuttled by its captain to evade prosecution; it was rediscovered a couple years ago.

    On Saturday I wondered if modern day (White) Brits hold murderous grudges against Italians due to Claudius. SS's post puts this in a more general context. After all, nothing scares blacks more than ghosts (except dogs and registered mail).

    Replies: @Charon, @stillCARealist, @Harry Baldwin

    Even WQXR, “Classical New York,” constantly features black artists, conductors, composers on its website and on the air,

    I’ve noticed this too. A week ago our local classical station played “Symphony No. 1” by Florence Price, a black(ish) composer of whom I first heard a week or two ago at iSteve. The announcer introduced it with her bio, “Price is noted as the first African-American woman to be recognized as a symphonic composer. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra premiered the Symphony on June 15, 1933, making it the first composition by an African-American woman to be played by a major orchestra.”

    I like most classical music and am not inclined to be critical, but I found Price’s symphony to be conspicuously below the standard of what is usually played on this station. I’m not trying to take a cheap shot, that was my honest impression. Is her work well regarded by critics not grading on a curve?

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    @Harry Baldwin

    '...The announcer introduced it with her bio, “Price is noted as the first African-American woman to be recognized as a symphonic composer...'

    Nice of them to warn you so you find something else to listen to.

    Replies: @Rob McX

    , @James O'Meara
    @Harry Baldwin

    Yes, I believe that was one of them as well. I have not memory of it, neither good nor bad. I suppose that's most of it, like most of everything above a certain level. They're dredging up stuff that isn't insultingly obviously bad, but just blah. They want us to think there are black Bachs and Beethovens out there, buried under White supremacy. That's why they will eventually force us to acknowledge Price as better than Beethoven... or else.

  • @Colin Wright
    Since it keeps coming up, I don't suppose it would be cool to note that Emmitt Till kinda asked for it?

    I mean, here we've got the Mississippi Delta, 1955, and it's three-quarters black. The whites there don't keep their lives tolerable by politely asking the blacks to behave. Among other things, they immediately kick ass if anyone touches their women.

    So Emmitt Till's shooting his mouth off about how he sleeps with white women, and the locals listening to this crap say, 'there's a pretty white girl right there in that store. Why don't you go in there and show us how it's done?'

    So he does. What did he think was going to happen?

    ...sounds like Arbery deciding to grab the shotgun. He really could have anticipated how the situation was going to develop. Would I do something this dumb? Would you? Would you have done it when you were fourteen? I mean, it was dumb. Like deciding to climb over the fence and pet the Doberman.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Achmed E. Newman, @Hypnotoad666, @anon, @Harry Baldwin, @Art Deco

    In the city where she lives, my daughter is the frequent recipient of cat calls, lewd suggestions, and vile comments from black men as she walks along minding her own business. Apparently the fact that a black youth was kidnapped, tortured, lynched and dumped in a river 65 years ago for that sort of behavior has failed to intimidate them. Perhaps they don’t read the New York Times, so don’t understand the horrific punishment they are risking.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @Harry Baldwin

    Right. When you look at the rate of violent crime by blacks against whites over the last 60-odd years, you have to conclude that no act of vengeance in history ever had less deterrent effect than the killing of Emmett Till.

    Replies: @Colin Wright

    , @Colin Wright
    @Harry Baldwin

    'In the city where she lives, my daughter is the frequent recipient of cat calls, lewd suggestions, and vile comments from black men as she walks along minding her own business. Apparently the fact that a black youth was kidnapped, tortured, lynched and dumped in a river 65 years ago for that sort of behavior has failed to intimidate them. Perhaps they don’t read the New York Times, so don’t understand the horrific punishment they are risking.'

    Yeah. I'm reminded of a video that was, as I recall, posted in the New York Times. It showed some rather well-endowed woman in clothes that showed off her big butt walking through the city -- and being endlessly harassed.

    The intent was to show how sexist our society is, etc. What I noticed is that seemingly all the men doing the harassment were black.

  • @Kronos
    @Lurker

    I figured I’d take the initiative and provide Sailer some respite from Obama’s writing. Obama’s narcissism is a cross that the iSteve community needs to carry together.

    Hey Steve! Obama threw his grandmother under the bus again! But this time there was no election to rationalize it. He kinda blabbered about her showing racial tension in regards to meeting his black father for the first time. The one who knocked up his mom out of wedlock beforehand. Once again Obama is the anti-J.D. Vance. The free spirit mother can’t be blamed for anything but the grandmother that raised him and paid for college is a crypto-racist.

    https://youtu.be/KW_3aaoSOYg

    Replies: @Lurker

    I figured I’d take the initiative and provide Sailer some respite from Obama’s writing. Obama’s narcissism is a cross that the iSteve community needs to carry together.

    I salute your commitment! Whether I will be able to shoulder my share of the burden I’m less sure.

  • @Art Deco
    In general, there is a dumbing down of America, which has been accelerated by elites declaring that African American tendencies (e.g., superstitiousness, fear of ghosts, etc.) are both beyond all criticism and worthy of emulation.

    Huh? Where did anyone remark on superstitiousness or fear of ghosts? (And since when has either tendency had a notably black signature?).

    Replies: @Peter D. Bredon, @J.Ross, @Anon, @Buffalo Joe, @Jus' Sayin'..., @anon, @Muggles, @MBlanc46, @Hamlet's Ghost

    Back in the early 90s, when 900 numbers were all the rage, I noticed a lot of washed up black actors were hired to extol the psychic hotlines on late night TV. Philip Michael Thomas, Gary Coleman, Nichelle Nichols among others were paying their rent this way. I think they might have even got Nell Carter on at one point. Never saw a white actor in those ads.

    Clearly the owners of the “authentic” psychic hotlines (as opposed to all the bogus ones) knew their market.

  • @Harry Baldwin
    @Colin Wright

    In the city where she lives, my daughter is the frequent recipient of cat calls, lewd suggestions, and vile comments from black men as she walks along minding her own business. Apparently the fact that a black youth was kidnapped, tortured, lynched and dumped in a river 65 years ago for that sort of behavior has failed to intimidate them. Perhaps they don't read the New York Times, so don't understand the horrific punishment they are risking.

    Replies: @Rob McX, @Colin Wright

    Right. When you look at the rate of violent crime by blacks against whites over the last 60-odd years, you have to conclude that no act of vengeance in history ever had less deterrent effect than the killing of Emmett Till.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    @Rob McX

    'Right. When you look at the rate of violent crime by blacks against whites over the last 60-odd years, you have to conclude that no act of vengeance in history ever had less deterrent effect than the killing of Emmett Till.'

    Well, it may have yielded dividends for the next few years in the Mississippi Delta.

    ...I don't think that anyone who doesn't live in a three-quarters black community is entitled to talk about what is necessary if one does -- and wants a decent, safe life.

    I wouldn't kidnap Emmett Till and beat him to death -- but then, I wouldn't try to raise my family in the Mississippi Delta either. The original Look Magazine article is actually pretty illuminating on this score.

    https://famous-trials.com/emmetttill/1766-confession

    Replies: @ben tillman

  • @Anonymous
    @Colin Wright


    So Emmitt Till’s shooting his mouth off about how he sleeps with white women, and the locals listening to this crap say, ‘there’s a pretty white girl right there in that store. Why don’t you go in there and show us how it’s done?’

    So he does.
     
    What did he do?

    Replies: @Hamlet's Ghost

    He not only whistled at the woman, he actually groped her and whispered something so vile that she couldn’t repeat it in court. Like daddy, like son.

    It wasn’t just that the woman was white, but she was married. She was also older than him. What 14 year-old would think it was acceptable to approach and grope a 21 year-old married woman? Someone who clearly never learned respect and clearly headed to a bad end.

    • Agree: Ben tillman
  • @Jus' Sayin'...
    @Art Deco


    Huh? Where did anyone remark on superstitiousness or fear of ghosts? (And since when has either tendency had a notably black signature?).
     
    Old joke: Q. "What are Negros most afraid of?" A. "Dogs, ghosts and registered mail."

    Soros-funded propaganda site, Snopes, self-punked on this and declared it false, so it must be true! (https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/fear-factor/)

    Replies: @Art Deco

    I’m older than about 3/4 of the population and have never heard that joke. The last time I encountered a black person visibly afraid of a dog was around about 1980 and they were school children undone at being barked at.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    @Art Deco

    'I’m older than about 3/4 of the population and have never heard that joke. The last time I encountered a black person visibly afraid of a dog was around about 1980 and they were school children undone at being barked at.'

    I've seen it -- blacks being seriously careful of even the most obviously harmless dogs (a Labrador Retriever). My theory is that dogs in black neighborhoods are seriously dangerous -- something to be taken into consideration.

    This may also account for the noticeable tendency blacks have to walk in the street rather than down the sidewalk. Again, it may be that there are dogs (and other blacks) who regard the sidewalk as their territory.

  • @Muggles
    @Art Deco


    Huh? Where did anyone remark on superstitiousness or fear of ghosts? (And since when has either tendency had a notably black signature?).
     
    The superstitious nature of blacks in America (Blacks!) has long been a literary and even lyrical staple of American culture, particularly in and from the South. You can still find elements of that today if you know where to look.

    It was said to have a factual basis since in the 19th century and even beyond, most American blacks were under-educated formally and raised in religious homes. Some of those religions emphasized the "god fearing" aspect and references to the devil (and helpers) lurking were common in black musical culture, folk poetry and non black writing depicting blacks as characters or writing about them.

    Concerns about ghosts and superstitious customs were also common in many other cultures including European, Asian and Hispanic. As education and science became more widespread these beliefs were (and are) generally derided or minimized by educated upper classes and middle class aspirants. Slower to disappear in black culture.

    You'll find this association with blacks in Mark Twain and many other places. Get Woke man!

    Replies: @Art Deco

    The superstitious nature of blacks in America (Blacks!) has long been a literary and even lyrical staple of American culture, particularly in and from the South. You can still find elements of that today if you know where to look.

    When? The moderator is making a remark about the here and now.

    • Replies: @Muggles
    @Art Deco


    When? The moderator is making a remark about the here and now.
     
    I'm not sure what "moderator" you are referring to. My post was a reply to another Unz commentator asking why another post and the story about E. Till and the Mississippi grocery store referenced ghosts, etc.

    As I told that commentator in my reply, you can find current examples of that if you know where to look. As in (sometimes) in black comedy films (Tyler Perry, etc.) you will see examples. It is a trope.

    Do a quick search and see all kinds of links:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African-American_folktales

    My search term was 'African americans and ghosts'. This blog isn't some easy way for you to get someone to do your own homework. There were lots of other links.

    I don't claim to be an expert but I do notice things. If you know any black people, ask them.
  • @Colin Wright
    Since it keeps coming up, I don't suppose it would be cool to note that Emmitt Till kinda asked for it?

    I mean, here we've got the Mississippi Delta, 1955, and it's three-quarters black. The whites there don't keep their lives tolerable by politely asking the blacks to behave. Among other things, they immediately kick ass if anyone touches their women.

    So Emmitt Till's shooting his mouth off about how he sleeps with white women, and the locals listening to this crap say, 'there's a pretty white girl right there in that store. Why don't you go in there and show us how it's done?'

    So he does. What did he think was going to happen?

    ...sounds like Arbery deciding to grab the shotgun. He really could have anticipated how the situation was going to develop. Would I do something this dumb? Would you? Would you have done it when you were fourteen? I mean, it was dumb. Like deciding to climb over the fence and pet the Doberman.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Achmed E. Newman, @Hypnotoad666, @anon, @Harry Baldwin, @Art Deco

    I don’t suppose it would be cool to note that Emmitt Till kinda asked for it?

    Kinda asked to be abducted and beaten to death for sassing some woman? Are you an out-of-the-closet utter creep at work?

    • Thanks: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    @Art Deco

    'Kinda asked to be abducted and beaten to death for sassing some woman? Are you an out-of-the-closet utter creep at work?'

    If I was -- say -- in some eastern Anatolian town where the locals had a real problem with tourists pawing their women, I might refrain -- or feel that I had at least contributed to my fate if I didn't.

    But there. No doubt you'd absolve me of any responsibility for my actions whatsoever...unless, of course, you're an out-of-the-closet utter creep at work too.

    Are you?

    , @peterike
    @Art Deco

    I don’t suppose it would be cool to note that Emmitt Till kinda asked for it?


    Kinda asked to be abducted and beaten to death for sassing some woman? Are you an out-of-the-closet utter creep at work?
     
    Given the place and time, yeah, that should have been obvious to him. Hey, if I walk into the hood and start talking on the street corner about how much I hate niggers, and someone kills me, would you say I asked for it or not? Would you call someone who suggested I was asking for it a creep? There's little difference in the two scenarios.

    Situational awareness matters.
    , @Polistra
    @Art Deco


    sassing some woman
     
    What you call "sassing some woman" is now known as "sexual assault" -- though, I will grant, only when a white guy does it.

    Mr. Wright meant that he was asking for trouble, not the specific result. You already know that, but you're having so much fun trolling.

    Note that even here, on this site, many decades later, we're arguing about this one isolated event and ignoring the countless violent crimes perpetrated by blacks upon whites over the past century. That should tell you something.

    If you don't think they're countless, try counting. I dare you.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    , @R.G. Camara
    @Art Deco

    By other accounts, he put his hands on her. To what extent is debated, but in 1955 putting your hand on any woman who was not a family member was considered out of this world awful. If he touched her sexually it would have been tantamount to attempted rape even to blacks.

    Replies: @Art Deco

  • I’m thinking of olive groves where Palestinian farmers once tended their crop, houses occupied by Israelis where Palestinian families once shared dinner, ancient streets where they once walked to go to church or to the mosque, markets which ring no more with the sounds of (now exiled) Palestinian vendors….. the ghosts of a banished people, in an occupied land.

    Hello, New York Times…

  • @Desiderius
    https://twitter.com/TheStakesBook/status/1333623288631873546?s=20

    Replies: @Colin Wright

    ‘Blue America needs Red America.’

    Of course. But does Red America need Blue America?

    I suppose the stream of Netflix and Amazon Prime series suddenly dries up, but otherwise…

  • @Art Deco
    @Colin Wright

    I don’t suppose it would be cool to note that Emmitt Till kinda asked for it?

    Kinda asked to be abducted and beaten to death for sassing some woman? Are you an out-of-the-closet utter creep at work?

    Replies: @Colin Wright, @peterike, @Polistra, @R.G. Camara

    ‘Kinda asked to be abducted and beaten to death for sassing some woman? Are you an out-of-the-closet utter creep at work?’

    If I was — say — in some eastern Anatolian town where the locals had a real problem with tourists pawing their women, I might refrain — or feel that I had at least contributed to my fate if I didn’t.

    But there. No doubt you’d absolve me of any responsibility for my actions whatsoever…unless, of course, you’re an out-of-the-closet utter creep at work too.

    Are you?

  • @Achmed E. Newman
    @Gary in Gramercy

    Thanks for the compliment, Gary, first of all. I've heard songs of Tom T. Hall and a whole lot of country artists back before country music went to hell - I mean plenty of late '70's stuff. I'm no New Yorker - far from it.

    I don't say that the "sound" of the two songs are the same. Ode to Billie Joe is more bluesey, while Harper Valley PTA is more pop, almost cross-over. I don't think Tom T. Hall stole the tune, but if he was not influenced by it quite a bit, that's a hell of a coincidence. I'm just talking about the melodies, mind you, not the lyrics or Southern style at all. I like 'em both actually, but man, first time I heard the 2nd one of them (don't even remember which), I thought, WTH, I've heard this tune before.

    What are you saying about the Randy Newman songs, BTW? Was he down on down on rednecks or what? (I'll check it out, if I don't hear back.) Let me give you an obscure song by a real Southern rock band that I doubt 1 in 100 of you have heard. I'm not sure why The Atlanta Rhythm Section would write these lyrics though. Hey, Redneck:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vj2we1MxfJI

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy, @the one they call Desanex, @Ganderson, @Paul Jolliffe

    Achmed,

    Last year (pre-Covid) I sat in (keyboards) with my brother’s band of middle-aged guys, and we got it into heads that we could cover “So Into You” for his youngest daughter’s graduation party.

    (We’re good amateurs, nothing more.)

    The kids had no idea what (or why) we were playing it.

    But the middle -aged moms, most of whom weren’t even teens yet when that song came out, went absolutely crazy.

    Good tune, good party.

  • @Blue Collar Mike
    Their just purity spiraling. They know, consciously or otherwise, that the emotional and cultural resources that they have used to power their rule are rapidly depleting. Like a totalitarian regime that has no more petroleum converting its vehicles to burn wood, the result is nastier, less efficient, and increasingly ridiculous, leaving only the most committed partisans as defenders. This was recently best illustrated by the particularly clownish 1619 project, a ham fisted rhetorical gambit that cost them precious credibility. The Times is too valuable for the powers that be to let it die on the hill of diversity, so they will probably be forced to shorten the leash of their more frenzied equalitarians just to maintain relevance (this was presumably the role that Bari Weiss was supposed to fill, as a sort of tempering agent that was still leftist, jewish, and of the war party) but in the meantime Steve will be provided with increasingly laughable fodder like this.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Kronos, @anonymous, @peterike

    “the particularly clownish 1619 project, a ham fisted rhetorical gambit…”

    Yes.

    “…that cost them precious credibility.”

    Nope. The MSM never, ever, ever loses “credibility” or power. How many times just in the Trump years have we heard that THIS [insert daily ludicrous lie] is the final lie that will break the back of the MSM! And yet… it never does happen, does it? Instead we got a survey that showed that 15% or whatever of Biden voters wouldn’t have voted for him if they knew about “x”.

    HOW COULD YOU POSSIBLY NOT KNOW ABOUT X???

    Yet they don’t. Because the MSM wins, every. single. time. (see what I did there?)

    • Agree: ben tillman
    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @peterike


    The MSM never, ever, ever loses “credibility” or power.
     
    Not so far, anyway. In fact, it's extending its reach. Social media platforms like Twitter used to be places where all opinions could be expressed, but they're gradually becoming as conformist as the legacy media.
    , @J.Ross
    @peterike

    Yes and no. I've thought of the mainstream media as the lyingpress pretty much my whole life. There is a certain irreducible group of people who will never question it, and they're generally not stupid, just informationally lazy. They represent no success on the part of journalists; they are like the final percentage who will not drop cigarettes. Right now going by ratings, platform shifting, the emergence of alternatives and overtness of censorship, we are seeing a self-inflicted low point of mainstream media credibility. Tucker should be fired going by respectable lights and instead he's kicking everyone's rear and keeping Fox afloat. After all the damage control, there are still thirty per cent of Democrats polled who think the election was fraudulent. You'll never get a majority but how are there any? And there is as much leftist grievance against media centralization and lying as on the right.

  • @Art Deco
    @Colin Wright

    I don’t suppose it would be cool to note that Emmitt Till kinda asked for it?

    Kinda asked to be abducted and beaten to death for sassing some woman? Are you an out-of-the-closet utter creep at work?

    Replies: @Colin Wright, @peterike, @Polistra, @R.G. Camara

    I don’t suppose it would be cool to note that Emmitt Till kinda asked for it?

    Kinda asked to be abducted and beaten to death for sassing some woman? Are you an out-of-the-closet utter creep at work?

    Given the place and time, yeah, that should have been obvious to him. Hey, if I walk into the hood and start talking on the street corner about how much I hate niggers, and someone kills me, would you say I asked for it or not? Would you call someone who suggested I was asking for it a creep? There’s little difference in the two scenarios.

    Situational awareness matters.

  • @Harry Baldwin
    @James O'Meara

    Even WQXR, “Classical New York,” constantly features black artists, conductors, composers on its website and on the air,

    I've noticed this too. A week ago our local classical station played "Symphony No. 1" by Florence Price, a black(ish) composer of whom I first heard a week or two ago at iSteve. The announcer introduced it with her bio, "Price is noted as the first African-American woman to be recognized as a symphonic composer. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra premiered the Symphony on June 15, 1933, making it the first composition by an African-American woman to be played by a major orchestra."

    I like most classical music and am not inclined to be critical, but I found Price's symphony to be conspicuously below the standard of what is usually played on this station. I'm not trying to take a cheap shot, that was my honest impression. Is her work well regarded by critics not grading on a curve?

    Replies: @Colin Wright, @James O'Meara

    ‘…The announcer introduced it with her bio, “Price is noted as the first African-American woman to be recognized as a symphonic composer…’

    Nice of them to warn you so you find something else to listen to.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @Colin Wright


    Nice of them to warn you so you find something else to listen to.
     
    God bless whoever invented steering wheel radio controls.
  • @Charon
    @James O'Meara

    Certified Mail. Registered is for valuables.

    Replies: @James O'Meara

    Yes, indeed. I myself have some fears of certified mail. Back when I had … problems … with the IRS or NYS, they would send me certified letters, which inevitably arrived when I was at work on Friday, thus forcing me to go down to the PO before it closed at noon. This PO had actually come in first in a national survey of the worst post offices. It added a new level of uncertainty and hardship, especially when the enclosure was simply an update, a notice, a “not a bill” or “no action required” bit of paperwork. I always wondered how they managed to get the letter delivered exactly on Friday, not any other day, ever.

    Welfare checks apparently work the same way: “the eagle flies on Friday, baby.”

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @James O'Meara

    James, I was trying to withhold chiming in on this, and yes, to Charon, I didn't know the difference between registered mail and certified mail either. The reason why I still don't know after that attempt at enlightening me is that unless someone warns me it's coming, I will never go get it anyway.

    If you've got good news for me, you can just let me know the right way, with a call or, uggh, text message, or blog comment, like a proper human being. Anything else is likely unwanted stuff from the government, a lawyer or the school district.* I received NOTHINK! NOTHINK!

    My problems involved driving and the highway department (not DUIs though) back when I got a couple of those things. I remember telling myself "Don't get suckered into going to the post office for these ever again!"

    .

    * We got 2 certified or registered (I dunno) letters from the school district after we didn't notify the proper people when our kindergartener was out 3 days in a row sick. The first one got my wife and I to go in and sit in the deposition-like proceeding and sign some shit that we know we're on a special attendance plan now (it's long over, I guess...) The 2nd one was certified/registered mailed to us, getting me to go to the school to ask if we hadn't done what we were supposed to already, and I was told "yeah, you're fine, we just sent one to everyone, just in case". No budget problems in this district, no Sireee!

  • @Harry Baldwin
    @James O'Meara

    Even WQXR, “Classical New York,” constantly features black artists, conductors, composers on its website and on the air,

    I've noticed this too. A week ago our local classical station played "Symphony No. 1" by Florence Price, a black(ish) composer of whom I first heard a week or two ago at iSteve. The announcer introduced it with her bio, "Price is noted as the first African-American woman to be recognized as a symphonic composer. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra premiered the Symphony on June 15, 1933, making it the first composition by an African-American woman to be played by a major orchestra."

    I like most classical music and am not inclined to be critical, but I found Price's symphony to be conspicuously below the standard of what is usually played on this station. I'm not trying to take a cheap shot, that was my honest impression. Is her work well regarded by critics not grading on a curve?

    Replies: @Colin Wright, @James O'Meara

    Yes, I believe that was one of them as well. I have not memory of it, neither good nor bad. I suppose that’s most of it, like most of everything above a certain level. They’re dredging up stuff that isn’t insultingly obviously bad, but just blah. They want us to think there are black Bachs and Beethovens out there, buried under White supremacy. That’s why they will eventually force us to acknowledge Price as better than Beethoven… or else.

  • @Art Deco
    @Colin Wright

    I don’t suppose it would be cool to note that Emmitt Till kinda asked for it?

    Kinda asked to be abducted and beaten to death for sassing some woman? Are you an out-of-the-closet utter creep at work?

    Replies: @Colin Wright, @peterike, @Polistra, @R.G. Camara

    sassing some woman

    What you call “sassing some woman” is now known as “sexual assault” — though, I will grant, only when a white guy does it.

    Mr. Wright meant that he was asking for trouble, not the specific result. You already know that, but you’re having so much fun trolling.

    Note that even here, on this site, many decades later, we’re arguing about this one isolated event and ignoring the countless violent crimes perpetrated by blacks upon whites over the past century. That should tell you something.

    If you don’t think they’re countless, try counting. I dare you.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Polistra

    What you call “sassing some woman” is now known as “sexual assault”

    In your imagination only.

    Replies: @Marty, @Nicholas Stix

  • @Harry Baldwin
    @Colin Wright

    In the city where she lives, my daughter is the frequent recipient of cat calls, lewd suggestions, and vile comments from black men as she walks along minding her own business. Apparently the fact that a black youth was kidnapped, tortured, lynched and dumped in a river 65 years ago for that sort of behavior has failed to intimidate them. Perhaps they don't read the New York Times, so don't understand the horrific punishment they are risking.

    Replies: @Rob McX, @Colin Wright

    ‘In the city where she lives, my daughter is the frequent recipient of cat calls, lewd suggestions, and vile comments from black men as she walks along minding her own business. Apparently the fact that a black youth was kidnapped, tortured, lynched and dumped in a river 65 years ago for that sort of behavior has failed to intimidate them. Perhaps they don’t read the New York Times, so don’t understand the horrific punishment they are risking.’

    Yeah. I’m reminded of a video that was, as I recall, posted in the New York Times. It showed some rather well-endowed woman in clothes that showed off her big butt walking through the city — and being endlessly harassed.

    The intent was to show how sexist our society is, etc. What I noticed is that seemingly all the men doing the harassment were black.

  • @Art Deco
    @Jus' Sayin'...

    I'm older than about 3/4 of the population and have never heard that joke. The last time I encountered a black person visibly afraid of a dog was around about 1980 and they were school children undone at being barked at.

    Replies: @Colin Wright

    ‘I’m older than about 3/4 of the population and have never heard that joke. The last time I encountered a black person visibly afraid of a dog was around about 1980 and they were school children undone at being barked at.’

    I’ve seen it — blacks being seriously careful of even the most obviously harmless dogs (a Labrador Retriever). My theory is that dogs in black neighborhoods are seriously dangerous — something to be taken into consideration.

    This may also account for the noticeable tendency blacks have to walk in the street rather than down the sidewalk. Again, it may be that there are dogs (and other blacks) who regard the sidewalk as their territory.

  • @Rob McX
    @Lurker


    You do realise you weren’t supposed to actually read it, merely have it adorn a coffee table or a shelf clearly visible to visitors. Or, these days, in the background for a Zoom meeting.
     
    They should bring out a cheap edition that's hollow on the inside. It would save trees too, assuming you want to save things that were used to hang black people from.

    Replies: @Forbes, @Kronos

    The “cheap edition” you describe is called Kindle…

  • • Replies: @Colin Wright
    @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder

    Couldn't this be pretty seriously misused?

    I'm already thinking of some truly right-thinking goodwhites it would be amusing to 'report.'

    ...I dunno. I would have said I'd never do something like that -- but this is turning into war.

  • @Rob McX
    @Harry Baldwin

    Right. When you look at the rate of violent crime by blacks against whites over the last 60-odd years, you have to conclude that no act of vengeance in history ever had less deterrent effect than the killing of Emmett Till.

    Replies: @Colin Wright

    ‘Right. When you look at the rate of violent crime by blacks against whites over the last 60-odd years, you have to conclude that no act of vengeance in history ever had less deterrent effect than the killing of Emmett Till.’

    Well, it may have yielded dividends for the next few years in the Mississippi Delta.

    …I don’t think that anyone who doesn’t live in a three-quarters black community is entitled to talk about what is necessary if one does — and wants a decent, safe life.

    I wouldn’t kidnap Emmett Till and beat him to death — but then, I wouldn’t try to raise my family in the Mississippi Delta either. The original Look Magazine article is actually pretty illuminating on this score.

    https://famous-trials.com/emmetttill/1766-confession

    • Thanks: Rob McX
    • Replies: @ben tillman
    @Colin Wright


    Well, it may have yielded dividends for the next few years in the Mississippi Delta.

    …I don’t think that anyone who doesn’t live in a three-quarters black community is entitled to talk about what is necessary if one does — and wants a decent, safe life.
     
    Exactly right.
  • @Hypnotoad666
    @Alfa158


    It’s strains credulity that an audience would be chanting “race doesn’t matter” unless they were all MLK Republican.
     
    If you think about it, "race doesn't matter" is a very awkward, non-catchy chant. How many chants have the word "doesn't."

    I think this falls into the category of: "stuff that didn't really happen, but would help move the narrative if it had."

    Like Obama's "girlfriend" in his original autobiography, who was a constructed mash-up of various women he had dated.

    Mere facts have a duty to line up with the Higher Truth of the Annointed One.

    Replies: @Kronos, @ben tillman

    Regardless, I found it a great harbinger scene of things to come. That “Race Doesn’t Matter” would be replaced by “Black Lives Matter” in a few years time marked a sharp turn in the Liberal ethos. Anti-racism would eventually become radioactively racist itself and many quickly adopted the new party line.

    I’m sure I’d find more magic nuggets specifically for “Woke Capital“ as well. Chapo Trap House had a fun time ripping on Obama’s economic policies.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Kronos

    https://api.time.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/mitch-mcconnell-cocaine-t-shirt.jpg

    Replies: @Kronos

  • @Art Deco
    @Colin Wright

    I don’t suppose it would be cool to note that Emmitt Till kinda asked for it?

    Kinda asked to be abducted and beaten to death for sassing some woman? Are you an out-of-the-closet utter creep at work?

    Replies: @Colin Wright, @peterike, @Polistra, @R.G. Camara

    By other accounts, he put his hands on her. To what extent is debated, but in 1955 putting your hand on any woman who was not a family member was considered out of this world awful. If he touched her sexually it would have been tantamount to attempted rape even to blacks.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @R.G. Camara

    but in 1955 putting your hand on any woman who was not a family member was considered out of this world awful.

    In your imagination only.

    Replies: @AceDeuce

  • @Art Deco
    @Muggles

    The superstitious nature of blacks in America (Blacks!) has long been a literary and even lyrical staple of American culture, particularly in and from the South. You can still find elements of that today if you know where to look.

    When? The moderator is making a remark about the here and now.

    Replies: @Muggles

    When? The moderator is making a remark about the here and now.

    I’m not sure what “moderator” you are referring to. My post was a reply to another Unz commentator asking why another post and the story about E. Till and the Mississippi grocery store referenced ghosts, etc.

    As I told that commentator in my reply, you can find current examples of that if you know where to look. As in (sometimes) in black comedy films (Tyler Perry, etc.) you will see examples. It is a trope.

    Do a quick search and see all kinds of links:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African-American_folktales

    My search term was ‘African americans and ghosts’. This blog isn’t some easy way for you to get someone to do your own homework. There were lots of other links.

    I don’t claim to be an expert but I do notice things. If you know any black people, ask them.

  • @Rob McX
    @Lurker


    You do realise you weren’t supposed to actually read it, merely have it adorn a coffee table or a shelf clearly visible to visitors. Or, these days, in the background for a Zoom meeting.
     
    They should bring out a cheap edition that's hollow on the inside. It would save trees too, assuming you want to save things that were used to hang black people from.

    Replies: @Forbes, @Kronos

    I went with the kindle and audiobook bundle but I’ll get this special addition if it comes out. It should be big enough to place three flasks inside.

    • LOL: Rob McX
  • @Muggles
    You mean the Southern Poverty Law Center hasn't purchased Bryant's Grocery & Meat Market (in Money, MS no less!) and turned it into a free food for blacks (Blacks!) distribution center and shrine?

    They have hundreds of millions. What would it cost, a few hundred thousand at most.

    They could add nightly Emmett Till Jr. holograms to "ghost up" the joint, and play scary music. Sell 'Klan B Gone' spray, stars-and-bars rebel flags for nightly burnings. Moon Pie, even.

    Seems like they are missing a big opportunity there. They could have annual memorials which are sure to be covered by the Woke Media. Oprah would attend, Barrack, all of them.

    Money MS might actually be lifted out of the economic doldrums. Of course some of the locals might have stories at odds with the Narrative here. But no one listens to them.

    Who says there are no good ideas generated here at Sailer's workshop?

    Replies: @Jus' Sayin'..., @Reg Cæsar

    You mean the Southern Poverty Law Center hasn’t purchased Bryant’s Grocery & Meat Market (in Money, MS no less!) and turned it into a free food for blacks (Blacks!) distribution center and shrine?

    If SPLC gave a sweet Alabama damn about blacks, they’d hire some. Their skullcap/hairpick ratio is horrendous. Though not as bad as a Biden Cabinet.

  • @anon
    @Art Deco

    "Huh? Where did anyone remark on superstitiousness or fear of ghosts? (And since when has either tendency had a notably black signature?)."

    It's all getting as bad as jews having a monopoly on the letter "j", and gays f-cking up the rainbow. I don't want to buy any child in the family anything with a rainbow on it. It's sickening. Now I can't watch anything with Jesus or A Christmas Carol, not that I care that much, I'm a silent believer, but suddenly my husband wants to put up Christmas lights and trust me he ain't a Christian.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @James O'Meara

    Great rant #427! Those thoughts will go into a Peak Stupidity blog post at some point. I have thought the same thing about rainbows. Now, if you have one anywhere, part of a graphic you’re making, say, then you have to wonder whether that will make people think you are gay. Can we even get a prism to demonstrate the different frequencies of light, or is that a gay thing now too?

    I don’t get the part about your husband, though. Is he putting up the Christmas lights and such because he’s tired of the BS like yourself?

    • Replies: @Anon
    @Achmed E. Newman

    My aging brain is not bringing them up, but there have been a couple of recent incidents where alt-right types have "claimed" or "reclaimed" symbols of the woke, such as the rainbow, using them in contexts opposite to the woke contexts. This would have to happen on a larger scale for the symbols to acquire any sort of ambiguity and be discarded though.

    If the OK sign and the "Don't tread on me" flag can be turned into white supremacy symbols, and "It's OK to be white," "All lives matter" can be demonized, then it's clear that mere use by a who-whom bad guy is enough to taint absolutely anything. So indiscriminant use of rainbows might do it. And did something white supremacisty happen on Juneteenth way back? Turn it into an alt-right holliday with memes.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  • OT-but-never-OT: Affordable Family Formation shows up, at least as undertow, in two recent analyses. First, from the Institute for Family Studies, via Australia’s Mercatornet:

    Do American conservatives have a fertility advantage?

    Democrats tend to live in places with pricier housing, while Republicans tend to live in places where it’s easier to afford more bedrooms.

    Unfortunately, although perhaps inevitably,

    A child allowance, for example, would disproportionately transfer funds from the predominantly Democratic counties that make up 70% of the country’s economic output towards more Republican counties and individuals.

    Single, childless serf-dweebs working 100 hours a week would be more productive, wouldn’t they?

    Next, Central Valley native and semipro Chattanoooga geographer “Kyle” offers ten minutes of fascinating analysis of apparently contradictory trends. (His advice that follows can be skipped; it’s pretty bad.)

    Manufacturing states are moving Republican, but losing population. Tech industry states are increasingly lefty, and growing despite high housing prices. Texas and Georgia are slowly joining them. He offers an electoral map for 2028, and it doesn’t look good.

    Interestingly, Northern California is doing far better in this economy than is Southern California.

    But just how are they growing? There aren’t that many techies in the land, nor that many jobs for them. They don’t have families to follow or support. But these are guys who have to farm out their laundry, and in some cases mowing, and they need armies of cheap labor for that.

    What is the techie/wetback ratio in these cyber-boomtowns?

  • @Anonymous
    @Bardon Kaldian


    Virtually all books dealing with current politics are worthless trash.
     
    Why?

    Replies: @Kronos

    Very few MSM political books can honestly lay out the issues, especially if race is involved. I’d argue Steve’s own biography on Obama was truly a revelation on a wide assortment of issues I didn’t know existed.

    When MSM approved authors write about “crime” or “gentrification/white flight” there are various components to these issues that are constantly left unsaid either by the writer or the editor. Sometimes they’ll hint that these issues have false-bottoms but they’ll utilize very cryptic language. One thing I’ve noticed so far is Obama’s recent book feels much more “relaxed” compared to his first book published in 1995. It doesn’t feel so guarded with cryptic prose. Obama already won two Presidential terms so he doesn’t need to portray himself in such a strict manner. He doesn’t need to pretend to be the anti-racist/color-blind candidate anymore. The newer book is more straightforward than the first despite being 4x as long.

  • @Polistra
    @Art Deco


    sassing some woman
     
    What you call "sassing some woman" is now known as "sexual assault" -- though, I will grant, only when a white guy does it.

    Mr. Wright meant that he was asking for trouble, not the specific result. You already know that, but you're having so much fun trolling.

    Note that even here, on this site, many decades later, we're arguing about this one isolated event and ignoring the countless violent crimes perpetrated by blacks upon whites over the past century. That should tell you something.

    If you don't think they're countless, try counting. I dare you.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    What you call “sassing some woman” is now known as “sexual assault”

    In your imagination only.

    • Replies: @Marty
    @Art Deco

    You know a lot of stats, but not much about the new breed of people.

    , @Nicholas Stix
    @Art Deco

    "14-year-old Emmett Till was accused of whistling at a white woman. He was later kidnapped, tortured, lynched and dumped in the Tallahatchie River."

    Lies, lies, lies.

    Mrs. Carolyn Bryant left her store to get her gun before Emmett whistled at her.

    He had put his hands on her, and demanded sex from the married woman in the lewdest possible manner.

    He was later kidnapped, beaten, shot, and dumped in the Tallahatchie River.

    He was not lynched, because there was no mob, and his killers had not planned on killing him. They'd planned on beating him to a pulp, which he richly deserved, and getting an apology from him, which he very much owed them. And yet, every time they ordered him to apologize, he told them to go to hell.

    Replies: @Art Deco

  • @R.G. Camara
    @Art Deco

    By other accounts, he put his hands on her. To what extent is debated, but in 1955 putting your hand on any woman who was not a family member was considered out of this world awful. If he touched her sexually it would have been tantamount to attempted rape even to blacks.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    but in 1955 putting your hand on any woman who was not a family member was considered out of this world awful.

    In your imagination only.

    • Replies: @AceDeuce
    @Art Deco

    According to testimony and magazine articles, Till grabbed her twice-once by the wrist as she handed him his change for his candy purchase, and again when he went behind the counter and pressed himself to her as he stood behind her, and said sexually suggestive things to her until she broke free from him.

    North South East West--1855, 1955, 2055-you go to a stranger-a young 100 pound woman working in a store and do that same stuff to her, and see what the nice policeman, prosecutor, and judge have to say about your conduct.

  • @James O'Meara
    @Charon

    Yes, indeed. I myself have some fears of certified mail. Back when I had … problems ... with the IRS or NYS, they would send me certified letters, which inevitably arrived when I was at work on Friday, thus forcing me to go down to the PO before it closed at noon. This PO had actually come in first in a national survey of the worst post offices. It added a new level of uncertainty and hardship, especially when the enclosure was simply an update, a notice, a "not a bill" or "no action required" bit of paperwork. I always wondered how they managed to get the letter delivered exactly on Friday, not any other day, ever.

    Welfare checks apparently work the same way: "the eagle flies on Friday, baby."

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    James, I was trying to withhold chiming in on this, and yes, to Charon, I didn’t know the difference between registered mail and certified mail either. The reason why I still don’t know after that attempt at enlightening me is that unless someone warns me it’s coming, I will never go get it anyway.

    If you’ve got good news for me, you can just let me know the right way, with a call or, uggh, text message, or blog comment, like a proper human being. Anything else is likely unwanted stuff from the government, a lawyer or the school district.* I received NOTHINK! NOTHINK!

    My problems involved driving and the highway department (not DUIs though) back when I got a couple of those things. I remember telling myself “Don’t get suckered into going to the post office for these ever again!”

    .

    * We got 2 certified or registered (I dunno) letters from the school district after we didn’t notify the proper people when our kindergartener was out 3 days in a row sick. The first one got my wife and I to go in and sit in the deposition-like proceeding and sign some shit that we know we’re on a special attendance plan now (it’s long over, I guess…) The 2nd one was certified/registered mailed to us, getting me to go to the school to ask if we hadn’t done what we were supposed to already, and I was told “yeah, you’re fine, we just sent one to everyone, just in case”. No budget problems in this district, no Sireee!

  • @Colin Wright
    @Harry Baldwin

    '...The announcer introduced it with her bio, “Price is noted as the first African-American woman to be recognized as a symphonic composer...'

    Nice of them to warn you so you find something else to listen to.

    Replies: @Rob McX

    Nice of them to warn you so you find something else to listen to.

    God bless whoever invented steering wheel radio controls.

  • @peterike
    @Blue Collar Mike

    "the particularly clownish 1619 project, a ham fisted rhetorical gambit..."

    Yes.

    "...that cost them precious credibility."

    Nope. The MSM never, ever, ever loses "credibility" or power. How many times just in the Trump years have we heard that THIS [insert daily ludicrous lie] is the final lie that will break the back of the MSM! And yet... it never does happen, does it? Instead we got a survey that showed that 15% or whatever of Biden voters wouldn't have voted for him if they knew about "x".

    HOW COULD YOU POSSIBLY NOT KNOW ABOUT X???

    Yet they don't. Because the MSM wins, every. single. time. (see what I did there?)

    Replies: @Rob McX, @J.Ross

    The MSM never, ever, ever loses “credibility” or power.

    Not so far, anyway. In fact, it’s extending its reach. Social media platforms like Twitter used to be places where all opinions could be expressed, but they’re gradually becoming as conformist as the legacy media.

    • Agree: Charon
  • @AnotherDad
    These ghosts of Emmett Till are everywhere ...

    -- "Big Red Stores" is headquartered in ... Bryant Arkansas ... which is suspiciously close to Mississippi. I can only imagine the ghosts lurking around the soda fountain in these stores at 3 a.m. These really ought to be shuttered.

    -- There's a "Bryant Market" on Bryant Avenue in the Bronx--the blackest of the city's black boroughs! This is an insult! This can not stand!

    -- Holy Cow, there's Bryant University in Rhode Island. A university! Bryant University graduates must renounce their degrees. Bryant University should be immediately converted to "Black University" with a Black faculty and free education for Blacks in Black studies.

    -- I've had a--pretty nice--Bryant Plus 95S furnace keeping this house warm for the past ten years or so. (Plus i got a racist white-privilege energy efficiency tax credit when i put it in!) How can i bask in this racist warmth, when so many people of color are out in the cold?

    Everyone with a Bryant furnace or AC system who desires racial justice, should just turn it off in solidarity with Emmett Till.

    Replies: @Lurker, @Mike Tre, @njguy73

    What about Kris Bryant, 2016 NL MVP? Observe the smirk:

  • @Hypnotoad666
    @Frank McGar

    Does anybody ever wonder what the ghost of Kitty Genovese is up to these days?

    Replies: @Frank McGar

    She’s probably still apologizing for getting murdered. If she had just had the decency to stay alive, her black killer (who confessed) wouldn’t have spent his life in jail, which is racist.

  • @Jon Halpenny
    @GeneralRipper

    Many American blacks have benefitted greatly from desegregation. Whites, arguably, not so much.

    Replies: @Colin Wright

    ‘Many American blacks have benefitted greatly from desegregation. Whites, arguably, not so much.’

    It would be more accurate to say many mulattoes, quadroons, and octoroons have benefitted greatly from desegregation. Actual, full-on, 100% blacks, not so much.

    If you live in a multi-racial city like Oakland, California, this is visually obvious. Drive around an integrated, reasonably inhabitable area like Lake Merritt. The ‘blacks’ you see will tend have European features and be more or less light-skinned. Now go on out to West Oakland (after checking to make sure you’re not going to run out of gas). Cruise around. Here are your genuine, pure Africans — and not a one of them is benefitting from desegregation.

    There are exceptions, of course. There are always exceptions. But the rule will hold.

    • Agree: Kronos
    • Replies: @Jon Halpenny
    @Colin Wright

    The black population of the USA has more than doubled in 60 years. They have thrived.

    Replies: @Anonymous

  • @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder
    https://i.ibb.co/N2jjYHk/report-racism.jpg

    Replies: @Colin Wright

    Couldn’t this be pretty seriously misused?

    I’m already thinking of some truly right-thinking goodwhites it would be amusing to ‘report.’

    …I dunno. I would have said I’d never do something like that — but this is turning into war.

  • @Art Deco
    @Polistra

    What you call “sassing some woman” is now known as “sexual assault”

    In your imagination only.

    Replies: @Marty, @Nicholas Stix

    You know a lot of stats, but not much about the new breed of people.

  • @peterike
    @Blue Collar Mike

    "the particularly clownish 1619 project, a ham fisted rhetorical gambit..."

    Yes.

    "...that cost them precious credibility."

    Nope. The MSM never, ever, ever loses "credibility" or power. How many times just in the Trump years have we heard that THIS [insert daily ludicrous lie] is the final lie that will break the back of the MSM! And yet... it never does happen, does it? Instead we got a survey that showed that 15% or whatever of Biden voters wouldn't have voted for him if they knew about "x".

    HOW COULD YOU POSSIBLY NOT KNOW ABOUT X???

    Yet they don't. Because the MSM wins, every. single. time. (see what I did there?)

    Replies: @Rob McX, @J.Ross

    Yes and no. I’ve thought of the mainstream media as the lyingpress pretty much my whole life. There is a certain irreducible group of people who will never question it, and they’re generally not stupid, just informationally lazy. They represent no success on the part of journalists; they are like the final percentage who will not drop cigarettes. Right now going by ratings, platform shifting, the emergence of alternatives and overtness of censorship, we are seeing a self-inflicted low point of mainstream media credibility. Tucker should be fired going by respectable lights and instead he’s kicking everyone’s rear and keeping Fox afloat. After all the damage control, there are still thirty per cent of Democrats polled who think the election was fraudulent. You’ll never get a majority but how are there any? And there is as much leftist grievance against media centralization and lying as on the right.

  • I’ve only been to the Mississippi Delta twice in the last 20 odd years.(no reason to go, there’s nothing there but cotton and grain fields and the State’s prison.)

    My grandfather took me up there a lot when i was a child…..but that was the 80s & 90s….

    Greenville is the biggest town in the Delta & its pretty sad. It used to be the 2nd or 3rd biggest city in Mississippi as recently as the 1990s but its had a huge outflux and now is ranked like 9th. 1 Asian girl i went to college with owned a restaurant there. She moved to Georgia or Texas after graduation…..i forget. Most quality residents have left or are leaving….now Greenville is little more than a small river port with a Walmart and has a handful of crummy casinos. The Mississippi River cities have a few casinos….mainly in Vicksburg & Tunica. I think natchez and Greenville have the other casinos.

    In the whole delta i think there’s only maybe 3 or 4 towns with over 10k people….

    Poverty is at 3rd world levels….Greenwood had a nice balloon festival when i was a kid but its been discontinued(i think)

    What little manufacturing is left is mothballed….

    In the smaller Delta towns literally the buildings that were there when Till was alive are in ruins now….other than Morgan Freeman’s crappy jazz club and a few Blues tourist places there’s nothing there literally…..

    If you’re an upper class reporter from NYC the Delta is a great place to do poverty porn photo ops of old abandoned buildings, cotton mills etc….

  • 168 comments and nobody noticed this?

    “A technical note on the images themselves: Each picture in this series is composed of hundreds of separate overlapping photographs, which I later merge together. The technique, commonly referred to as “stitching,” allows me to produce highly detailed and immersive prints.”

    So…how much of this is real?

  • Anon[819] • Disclaimer says:
    @Achmed E. Newman
    @anon

    Great rant #427! Those thoughts will go into a Peak Stupidity blog post at some point. I have thought the same thing about rainbows. Now, if you have one anywhere, part of a graphic you're making, say, then you have to wonder whether that will make people think you are gay. Can we even get a prism to demonstrate the different frequencies of light, or is that a gay thing now too?

    I don't get the part about your husband, though. Is he putting up the Christmas lights and such because he's tired of the BS like yourself?

    Replies: @Anon

    My aging brain is not bringing them up, but there have been a couple of recent incidents where alt-right types have “claimed” or “reclaimed” symbols of the woke, such as the rainbow, using them in contexts opposite to the woke contexts. This would have to happen on a larger scale for the symbols to acquire any sort of ambiguity and be discarded though.

    If the OK sign and the “Don’t tread on me” flag can be turned into white supremacy symbols, and “It’s OK to be white,” “All lives matter” can be demonized, then it’s clear that mere use by a who-whom bad guy is enough to taint absolutely anything. So indiscriminant use of rainbows might do it. And did something white supremacisty happen on Juneteenth way back? Turn it into an alt-right holliday with memes.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Anon


    If the OK sign and the “Don’t tread on me” flag can be turned into white supremacy symbols...
     
    It's a matter of debate whether Alabama's Democratic voters of 1960 were choosing Kennedy, Byrd, or just unpledged electors.


    However, all of them were choosing this: it was printed on the ballot above the electors' names:

    https://afriendlyletter.com/wp-content/uploads/Alabama-Dem-White-Supremacy-logo.jpg



    https://digital.archives.alabama.gov/digital/api/singleitem/image/pdf/voices/5606/default.png

  • @jon
    And for the article's grand finale:

    Bryant’s Grocery & Meat Market in Money, Miss., where, in 1955, 14-year-old Emmett Till was accused of whistling at a white woman. He was later kidnapped, tortured, lynched and dumped in the Tallahatchie River.
     
    Fun fact, Emmet Till's father was also killed for whistling, among other things, at white women: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Till

    Replies: @James O'Meara, @Che Blutarsky, @Cortes

    Till’s crimes were noted in

    https://www.bokus.com/bok/9780712673761/time-to-kill/

    A very fine collection of essays on WWII in Europe.

  • @Kronos
    @Hypnotoad666

    Regardless, I found it a great harbinger scene of things to come. That “Race Doesn’t Matter” would be replaced by “Black Lives Matter” in a few years time marked a sharp turn in the Liberal ethos. Anti-racism would eventually become radioactively racist itself and many quickly adopted the new party line.

    I’m sure I’d find more magic nuggets specifically for “Woke Capital“ as well. Chapo Trap House had a fun time ripping on Obama’s economic policies.

    https://youtu.be/FrM4-wxCB-8

    http://img.memecdn.com/You-Were-The-Chosen-One-Obama_o_104473.jpg

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    • LOL: Kronos
    • Replies: @Kronos
    @Reg Cæsar

    It took me a second to figure it out. My first thought was Mitch McConnell but the hair on the shirt was too dark.

    https://pbcdn1.podbean.com/imglogo/ep-logo/pbblog1797798/LFS117.jpg

    But I love it!!!

  • @Anon
    @Achmed E. Newman

    My aging brain is not bringing them up, but there have been a couple of recent incidents where alt-right types have "claimed" or "reclaimed" symbols of the woke, such as the rainbow, using them in contexts opposite to the woke contexts. This would have to happen on a larger scale for the symbols to acquire any sort of ambiguity and be discarded though.

    If the OK sign and the "Don't tread on me" flag can be turned into white supremacy symbols, and "It's OK to be white," "All lives matter" can be demonized, then it's clear that mere use by a who-whom bad guy is enough to taint absolutely anything. So indiscriminant use of rainbows might do it. And did something white supremacisty happen on Juneteenth way back? Turn it into an alt-right holliday with memes.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    If the OK sign and the “Don’t tread on me” flag can be turned into white supremacy symbols…

    It’s a matter of debate whether Alabama’s Democratic voters of 1960 were choosing Kennedy, Byrd, or just unpledged electors.

    However, all of them were choosing this: it was printed on the ballot above the electors’ names:

    [MORE]

  • @Art Deco
    @R.G. Camara

    but in 1955 putting your hand on any woman who was not a family member was considered out of this world awful.

    In your imagination only.

    Replies: @AceDeuce

    According to testimony and magazine articles, Till grabbed her twice-once by the wrist as she handed him his change for his candy purchase, and again when he went behind the counter and pressed himself to her as he stood behind her, and said sexually suggestive things to her until she broke free from him.

    North South East West–1855, 1955, 2055-you go to a stranger-a young 100 pound woman working in a store and do that same stuff to her, and see what the nice policeman, prosecutor, and judge have to say about your conduct.

  • @Reg Cæsar
    @Kronos

    https://api.time.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/mitch-mcconnell-cocaine-t-shirt.jpg

    Replies: @Kronos

    It took me a second to figure it out. My first thought was Mitch McConnell but the hair on the shirt was too dark.

    But I love it!!!

  • @Dago Shoes
    @Spud Boy

    This is merely the black version of the holoco$t indu$try … SSDD …

    Replies: @Ben tillman

    SSDD?

    Sunshine Daydream? Achmed?

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Ben tillman

    Same Shit, Different Day.

    I don't know a song of that name, but hell, maybe The Dead had one. Ganderson?

    .

    Actually, something like that would be more like a modern music-sucks-era song.

    Same Song Different Drum machine - by Beyonce, # 5 with a bullet!

    Replies: @Ganderson

  • @Hypnotoad666
    @Colin Wright

    But according to the endlessly repeated myth, he was murdered for merely "whistling at a white woman."

    Replies: @ben tillman

    But according to the endlessly repeated myth, he was murdered for merely “whistling at a white woman.”

    The new myth is that he was killed for being falsely accused of whistling at a white woman.

    • Replies: @James O'Meara
    @ben tillman

    These people have watched too many movies like Goodfellas ("Now dance, motherfucker!") or Liberty Valance. There's this trope of White trash just sitting around waiting for an excuse to kill someone, and just making one up anyway.

    The Giant Spider Invasion: local White trash farmer brings rocks he things are loaded with diamonds (actually, eggs of the titular spider) to his convenient Cousin Billy, who runs a "rock shop."

    Billy: Hmm... these ain't from around here.

    On the MST3k version, one of the Minnesota White Guys pipes up: "Let's kill it!"

    Gabe Kaplan has a bit back in the day about how every episode of Kung Fu opened with David Caradine (Kung Fu Kane or whatever) walking into a new Western town, and some cowboy would always pipe up with "Hey, Chinaman! Whacha' doing here?"

  • @Colin Wright
    @Rob McX

    'Right. When you look at the rate of violent crime by blacks against whites over the last 60-odd years, you have to conclude that no act of vengeance in history ever had less deterrent effect than the killing of Emmett Till.'

    Well, it may have yielded dividends for the next few years in the Mississippi Delta.

    ...I don't think that anyone who doesn't live in a three-quarters black community is entitled to talk about what is necessary if one does -- and wants a decent, safe life.

    I wouldn't kidnap Emmett Till and beat him to death -- but then, I wouldn't try to raise my family in the Mississippi Delta either. The original Look Magazine article is actually pretty illuminating on this score.

    https://famous-trials.com/emmetttill/1766-confession

    Replies: @ben tillman

    Well, it may have yielded dividends for the next few years in the Mississippi Delta.

    …I don’t think that anyone who doesn’t live in a three-quarters black community is entitled to talk about what is necessary if one does — and wants a decent, safe life.

    Exactly right.

  • The smartest black person I ever knew once told me he had seen a literal demon while walking down the street.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Ian Smith

    Yeah, but was he under 35 years old?

    Everyone that age says literally literally 1000 times a day. I doubt he meant a literally literal demon. It was probably just a figuratively literal demon. Or, he was at a Hillary Clinton rally, maybe?

    Replies: @Ian Smith, @iDeplorable

    , @James O'Meara
    @Ian Smith

    To be fair, I hear a lot of White Christians on the radio that sound just like that.

    Replies: @Ian Smith

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Ian Smith


    The smartest black person I ever knew once told me he had seen a literal demon while walking down the street.
     
    Erik von Kuehelt-Leddihn wrote of a visit to Iceland. His very literate host pointed to a neighbor walking by outside and said the fellow couldn't be trusted-- he had once turned himself into a bull to trick the man.

    These people certainly lack something, but it isn't intelligence.

    , @Hibernian
    @Ian Smith

    I believe in the existence of the Devil but I haven't met him personally.

    Replies: @Ian Smith

  • @Possumman
    @Kronos

    I wonder who wrote it

    Replies: @Cato

    Seriously, who was the ghost writer? Bill Ayres, again?

    • Replies: @Kronos
    @Cato

    I feel confident that Obama wrote the vast majority of his literary works. Though he has admitted to having speech writers for campaigns. (When your writing, that’s time not spent on kissing babies and handshakes.)

    So far I haven’t heard anyone using linguistic science to guarantee that any work is genuinely Obama’s. Like the kind of stuff they used to track down the Unabomber. Universities and High Schools typically use it in software format to weed out plagiarism so it must be cheap to perform now. Just plug all his books into a computer and press enter.

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/hUzrYw37IqI/hqdefault.jpg

  • @Hypnotoad666
    @Alfa158


    It’s strains credulity that an audience would be chanting “race doesn’t matter” unless they were all MLK Republican.
     
    If you think about it, "race doesn't matter" is a very awkward, non-catchy chant. How many chants have the word "doesn't."

    I think this falls into the category of: "stuff that didn't really happen, but would help move the narrative if it had."

    Like Obama's "girlfriend" in his original autobiography, who was a constructed mash-up of various women he had dated.

    Mere facts have a duty to line up with the Higher Truth of the Annointed One.

    Replies: @Kronos, @ben tillman

    If you think about it, “race doesn’t matter” is a very awkward, non-catchy chant. How many chants have the word “doesn’t.”

    I think this falls into the category of: “stuff that didn’t really happen, but would help move the narrative if it had.”

    Like Obama’s “girlfriend” in his original autobiography, who was a constructed mash-up of various women he had dated.

    Let me guess. Her name was Polly Perkins.

    And you’re right about the slogan. Es klingt falsch.

  • @Ben tillman
    @Dago Shoes

    SSDD?

    Sunshine Daydream? Achmed?

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    Same Shit, Different Day.

    I don’t know a song of that name, but hell, maybe The Dead had one. Ganderson?

    .

    Actually, something like that would be more like a modern music-sucks-era song.

    Same Song Different Drum machine – by Beyonce, # 5 with a bullet!

    • Replies: @Ganderson
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Sunshine daydream walking in the tall trees going where the wind blows blooming like a red rose…

  • @Ian Smith
    The smartest black person I ever knew once told me he had seen a literal demon while walking down the street.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @James O'Meara, @Reg Cæsar, @Hibernian

    Yeah, but was he under 35 years old?

    Everyone that age says literally literally 1000 times a day. I doubt he meant a literally literal demon. It was probably just a figuratively literal demon. Or, he was at a Hillary Clinton rally, maybe?

    • Replies: @Ian Smith
    @Achmed E. Newman

    He was born in 1951.

    , @iDeplorable
    @Achmed E. Newman


    Everyone that age says literally literally 1000 times a day.
     
    Better to literally say literally 1,000 times/day than to post 1,000 inane, stupid, old-womanish comments per day Achnad.

    https://celebvogue.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Betty-White.jpg

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

  • @anon
    @Art Deco

    "Huh? Where did anyone remark on superstitiousness or fear of ghosts? (And since when has either tendency had a notably black signature?)."

    It's all getting as bad as jews having a monopoly on the letter "j", and gays f-cking up the rainbow. I don't want to buy any child in the family anything with a rainbow on it. It's sickening. Now I can't watch anything with Jesus or A Christmas Carol, not that I care that much, I'm a silent believer, but suddenly my husband wants to put up Christmas lights and trust me he ain't a Christian.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @James O'Meara

    “I don’t want to buy any child in the family anything with a rainbow on it. It’s sickening.”

    Nonsense. Symbols are polyvalent. For example, I recently discovered an overpass where the rails were painted, each section, in a rainbow color. Of course, I assumed that someone (the city?) was celebrating “gayness.” But then it hit me: the Rainbow Bridge.

    So let your rainbow flag fly! SJW neighbors will think you’re one of them, but only you and I will know the truth. Hail Odin!

  • @ben tillman
    @Hypnotoad666


    But according to the endlessly repeated myth, he was murdered for merely “whistling at a white woman.”
     
    The new myth is that he was killed for being falsely accused of whistling at a white woman.

    Replies: @James O'Meara

    These people have watched too many movies like Goodfellas (“Now dance, motherfucker!”) or Liberty Valance. There’s this trope of White trash just sitting around waiting for an excuse to kill someone, and just making one up anyway.

    The Giant Spider Invasion: local White trash farmer brings rocks he things are loaded with diamonds (actually, eggs of the titular spider) to his convenient Cousin Billy, who runs a “rock shop.”

    Billy: Hmm… these ain’t from around here.

    On the MST3k version, one of the Minnesota White Guys pipes up: “Let’s kill it!”

    Gabe Kaplan has a bit back in the day about how every episode of Kung Fu opened with David Caradine (Kung Fu Kane or whatever) walking into a new Western town, and some cowboy would always pipe up with “Hey, Chinaman! Whacha’ doing here?”

  • @Cato
    @Possumman

    Seriously, who was the ghost writer? Bill Ayres, again?

    Replies: @Kronos

    I feel confident that Obama wrote the vast majority of his literary works. Though he has admitted to having speech writers for campaigns. (When your writing, that’s time not spent on kissing babies and handshakes.)

    So far I haven’t heard anyone using linguistic science to guarantee that any work is genuinely Obama’s. Like the kind of stuff they used to track down the Unabomber. Universities and High Schools typically use it in software format to weed out plagiarism so it must be cheap to perform now. Just plug all his books into a computer and press enter.

  • @Ian Smith
    The smartest black person I ever knew once told me he had seen a literal demon while walking down the street.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @James O'Meara, @Reg Cæsar, @Hibernian

    To be fair, I hear a lot of White Christians on the radio that sound just like that.

    • Replies: @Ian Smith
    @James O'Meara

    True, but this guy was hands down the most articulate, well read, and intelligent black person I’ve ever known. I think a lot of white people have a ‘wait, these are the smart ones?!?!’ moment re:blacks.

  • @Bardon Kaldian
    @JohnnyWalker123

    I've seen it (I think it was based on King's- not dr. King- novel). The ending is stupid (Hanks character cannot die because he executed "a child of God").

    The scene with paranormal healing is absolutely one of the most idiotic in the film annals: elderly white woman is ill, and our black child of God cures her by absorbing, from her into his mouth, a stream of potentially diabolic energy particles.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIa2ob3zHdA

    Replies: @Jim Christian

    Barden, looks like a buzz kill. What’s the point?

    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
    @Jim Christian

    No point. He absorbed "demonic energy" into himself & she recovered.

    Idiocy.

  • @AnotherDad
    These ghosts of Emmett Till are everywhere ...

    -- "Big Red Stores" is headquartered in ... Bryant Arkansas ... which is suspiciously close to Mississippi. I can only imagine the ghosts lurking around the soda fountain in these stores at 3 a.m. These really ought to be shuttered.

    -- There's a "Bryant Market" on Bryant Avenue in the Bronx--the blackest of the city's black boroughs! This is an insult! This can not stand!

    -- Holy Cow, there's Bryant University in Rhode Island. A university! Bryant University graduates must renounce their degrees. Bryant University should be immediately converted to "Black University" with a Black faculty and free education for Blacks in Black studies.

    -- I've had a--pretty nice--Bryant Plus 95S furnace keeping this house warm for the past ten years or so. (Plus i got a racist white-privilege energy efficiency tax credit when i put it in!) How can i bask in this racist warmth, when so many people of color are out in the cold?

    Everyone with a Bryant furnace or AC system who desires racial justice, should just turn it off in solidarity with Emmett Till.

    Replies: @Lurker, @Mike Tre, @njguy73

    When will a certain journalist named Gumble change his first name?

  • @Hapalong Cassidy
    @Gary in Gramercy

    For the longest time, I thought that “Ode to Billie Joe” was sung by Dusty Springfield.

    Replies: @ScarletNumber

    I thought it was Vicki Lawrence.

    • LOL: Gary in Gramercy
    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    @ScarletNumber

    "The Night the Lights Went Out in Tupelo"?

  • @ScarletNumber
    @Hapalong Cassidy

    I thought it was Vicki Lawrence.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

    “The Night the Lights Went Out in Tupelo”?

  • @Jim Christian
    @Bardon Kaldian

    Barden, looks like a buzz kill. What's the point?

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian

    No point. He absorbed “demonic energy” into himself & she recovered.

    Idiocy.

  • @AnotherDad
    @JohnnyWalker123

    It's every movie that's come out of Hollyweird during my life:

    -- the Russian peasantry--usually through their American pickup driving standiins--are a bunch of ignorant, violent yahoos; (maybe with the occasional shabbos goy who has "learned")

    -- clever malevolent blond Aryan men --usually heading powerful corporations (belonging to WaspyAcres country club optional)--are the root of evil manipulating world events

    -- traditional gentile/Christian culture is bland and/or oppressive

    -- blacks are poor and oppressedand, but vibrant, wise and resourceful and struggle valiantly

    -- plucky, darker, kinkier haired and darker skin toned white intellectual types, are valiant heros, the vanguard leading us into a brighter future ... and deserve to get the cutest girls.


    No idea why these themes keep reappearing, again and again and again ...

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Supply and Demand

    Protestantism and American religiosity by extension, was designed to be bland and oppressive. Behind the looting of every Catholic monastery was an apostate monarch and his hungry court Jew.

  • @Colin Wright
    @Jon Halpenny

    'Many American blacks have benefitted greatly from desegregation. Whites, arguably, not so much.'

    It would be more accurate to say many mulattoes, quadroons, and octoroons have benefitted greatly from desegregation. Actual, full-on, 100% blacks, not so much.

    If you live in a multi-racial city like Oakland, California, this is visually obvious. Drive around an integrated, reasonably inhabitable area like Lake Merritt. The 'blacks' you see will tend have European features and be more or less light-skinned. Now go on out to West Oakland (after checking to make sure you're not going to run out of gas). Cruise around. Here are your genuine, pure Africans -- and not a one of them is benefitting from desegregation.

    There are exceptions, of course. There are always exceptions. But the rule will hold.

    Replies: @Jon Halpenny

    The black population of the USA has more than doubled in 60 years. They have thrived.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Jon Halpenny


    The black population of the USA has more than doubled in 60 years. They have thrived.
     
    The black population has increased 10X from the original 300-400,000 population of Africans that came here during the antebellum period. Besides, much of the increase in the past 60 years has been from immigration.

    The black population therefore thrived more under segregation, than under desegregation.
  • anon[273] • Disclaimer says:

    Possible Polar Bear hunter on the loose in Mass. west of Boston. One of the attacks was on a postal employee, so that should bring Feds into the game.

    https://apnews.com/article/serial-attacks-on-men-waltham-boston-22ff993e33c7f4d2b497ebd4b485291a

    If it turns out to be Knock Out game, the coverup will be swift. As usual. Perhaps the Boston Glob will have an in depth report on … Emmett Till.

  • @Ian Smith
    The smartest black person I ever knew once told me he had seen a literal demon while walking down the street.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @James O'Meara, @Reg Cæsar, @Hibernian

    The smartest black person I ever knew once told me he had seen a literal demon while walking down the street.

    Erik von Kuehelt-Leddihn wrote of a visit to Iceland. His very literate host pointed to a neighbor walking by outside and said the fellow couldn’t be trusted– he had once turned himself into a bull to trick the man.

    These people certainly lack something, but it isn’t intelligence.

  • @Ian Smith
    The smartest black person I ever knew once told me he had seen a literal demon while walking down the street.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @James O'Meara, @Reg Cæsar, @Hibernian

    I believe in the existence of the Devil but I haven’t met him personally.

    • Replies: @Ian Smith
    @Hibernian

    https://images6.fanpop.com/image/photos/39600000/Homer-Simpson-and-Ned-Flanders-gifs-homer-simpson-and-ned-flanders-39674525-445-339.gif

  • Blacks are taller, stronger, more muscular, sexier than average Whites. And they can run, jump, box, sing, dance, preach, etc. better than most. For a Black teenager, Whites getting the girls and passing exams and surfing with ease through life is unjust. These pallid, weak, soft, shortsighted, inferior people must be using some magic, and they throw bad magic on innocent Blacks. This invisible, impalpable magic is no jungle superstition but “systemic racism”. It is everywhere. Thanks Steve for enlightening us.

  • Anonymous[836] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jon Halpenny
    @Colin Wright

    The black population of the USA has more than doubled in 60 years. They have thrived.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    The black population of the USA has more than doubled in 60 years. They have thrived.

    The black population has increased 10X from the original 300-400,000 population of Africans that came here during the antebellum period. Besides, much of the increase in the past 60 years has been from immigration.

    The black population therefore thrived more under segregation, than under desegregation.

  • @Achmed E. Newman
    @Ian Smith

    Yeah, but was he under 35 years old?

    Everyone that age says literally literally 1000 times a day. I doubt he meant a literally literal demon. It was probably just a figuratively literal demon. Or, he was at a Hillary Clinton rally, maybe?

    Replies: @Ian Smith, @iDeplorable

    He was born in 1951.

  • @James O'Meara
    @Ian Smith

    To be fair, I hear a lot of White Christians on the radio that sound just like that.

    Replies: @Ian Smith

    True, but this guy was hands down the most articulate, well read, and intelligent black person I’ve ever known. I think a lot of white people have a ‘wait, these are the smart ones?!?!’ moment re:blacks.

  • @Art Deco
    @Polistra

    What you call “sassing some woman” is now known as “sexual assault”

    In your imagination only.

    Replies: @Marty, @Nicholas Stix

    “14-year-old Emmett Till was accused of whistling at a white woman. He was later kidnapped, tortured, lynched and dumped in the Tallahatchie River.”

    Lies, lies, lies.

    Mrs. Carolyn Bryant left her store to get her gun before Emmett whistled at her.

    He had put his hands on her, and demanded sex from the married woman in the lewdest possible manner.

    He was later kidnapped, beaten, shot, and dumped in the Tallahatchie River.

    He was not lynched, because there was no mob, and his killers had not planned on killing him. They’d planned on beating him to a pulp, which he richly deserved, and getting an apology from him, which he very much owed them. And yet, every time they ordered him to apologize, he told them to go to hell.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Nicholas Stix

    You really need to choose your causes more selectively and intelligently.

    Replies: @William Badwhite

  • @Nicholas Stix
    @Art Deco

    "14-year-old Emmett Till was accused of whistling at a white woman. He was later kidnapped, tortured, lynched and dumped in the Tallahatchie River."

    Lies, lies, lies.

    Mrs. Carolyn Bryant left her store to get her gun before Emmett whistled at her.

    He had put his hands on her, and demanded sex from the married woman in the lewdest possible manner.

    He was later kidnapped, beaten, shot, and dumped in the Tallahatchie River.

    He was not lynched, because there was no mob, and his killers had not planned on killing him. They'd planned on beating him to a pulp, which he richly deserved, and getting an apology from him, which he very much owed them. And yet, every time they ordered him to apologize, he told them to go to hell.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    You really need to choose your causes more selectively and intelligently.

    • Replies: @William Badwhite
    @Art Deco


    You really need to choose your causes more selectively and intelligently.
     
    Because school-marmishly correcting every post is your job?
  • @Achmed E. Newman
    @Ian Smith

    Yeah, but was he under 35 years old?

    Everyone that age says literally literally 1000 times a day. I doubt he meant a literally literal demon. It was probably just a figuratively literal demon. Or, he was at a Hillary Clinton rally, maybe?

    Replies: @Ian Smith, @iDeplorable

    Everyone that age says literally literally 1000 times a day.

    Better to literally say literally 1,000 times/day than to post 1,000 inane, stupid, old-womanish comments per day Achnad.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @iDeplorable

    Glad to see you haven't died. I was wondering about you. Still gumming down your creamed corn at the Early Bird Special with your 2 Golden Girl friends while reading Achmed E. Newman comments?

    pssst, I heard that ex-Maude lady is pretty good in the sack. Are you a goer? KnowhatImean, nudge, nudge, wink wink.

  • @Art Deco
    @Nicholas Stix

    You really need to choose your causes more selectively and intelligently.

    Replies: @William Badwhite

    You really need to choose your causes more selectively and intelligently.

    Because school-marmishly correcting every post is your job?

  • @iDeplorable
    @Achmed E. Newman


    Everyone that age says literally literally 1000 times a day.
     
    Better to literally say literally 1,000 times/day than to post 1,000 inane, stupid, old-womanish comments per day Achnad.

    https://celebvogue.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Betty-White.jpg

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    Glad to see you haven’t died. I was wondering about you. Still gumming down your creamed corn at the Early Bird Special with your 2 Golden Girl friends while reading Achmed E. Newman comments?

    pssst, I heard that ex-Maude lady is pretty good in the sack. Are you a goer? KnowhatImean, nudge, nudge, wink wink.

  • @Hibernian
    @Ian Smith

    I believe in the existence of the Devil but I haven't met him personally.

    Replies: @Ian Smith

  • @Achmed E. Newman
    @Ben tillman

    Same Shit, Different Day.

    I don't know a song of that name, but hell, maybe The Dead had one. Ganderson?

    .

    Actually, something like that would be more like a modern music-sucks-era song.

    Same Song Different Drum machine - by Beyonce, # 5 with a bullet!

    Replies: @Ganderson

    Sunshine daydream walking in the tall trees going where the wind blows blooming like a red rose…

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