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For awhile, I’ve been pointing out a couple of trends. In one, America seems to be slowly drifting toward what might be called hypocritocracy or Rule by Actresses, in which whatever actresses happen to be complaining about at the moment dominates public life.

For example, the Democrats doing well in Tuesday’s election only seems to have made Democrats crazier. For example, here’s a tweet from actress Ellen Barkin:

Screenshot 2018-11-08 18.20.09

Ellen, you were born in 1954. Your family then white-flighted from the Bronx to Flushing in Queens. I doubt that in the 1960s your parents were warning you about watching out for a gentile white man in the dark. How were you supposed to tell gentile from Jew in the dark? C’mon, admit it, they warned you to watch out for blacks & Latinos in the dark, like, say, the black sex killer who raped and murdered Kitty Genovese in 1964 in Kew Gardens next door to Flushing.

But, I bet, you just retconned your memory from black to white to be PC. Right?

The point about actresses is that whatever they feel is what they believe, at the moment. At the moment, Ellen Barkin feels hatred toward white gentiles, so she probably sincerely believes at this instant that her beloved parents warned her to be wary not of blacks when alone in the dark, but of white gentiles.

The other trend is that movie directors seem to be cautiously drifting in the opposite direction.

But perhaps that’s not too surprising, since who would know best what Rule by Actresses would really be like than movie directors?

 
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  1. I am a Jewish person and am very proud of what my ancestors and fellow Jews have achieved so far.
    Yes, we are disproportionately involved in Left Wing causes.
    We benefit from open societies in which barriers to upward mobility are removed, in which people are viewed as individuals rather than as members of groups, in which intellectual discourse is not prescribed by institutions like the Catholic Church and in which mechanisms of altruistic punishment may be exploited to divide the European majority.
    I live in Colorado.

  2. Anon[423] • Disclaimer says:

    These people are not very self aware and as Steve pointed out she is a liar . Do these people realize the damage they are doing to other Jews ? The danger they are putting normal Jews in ?

    They seem more like provocateurs trying to intentionally harm Jews. What an embarrassment.

  3. jcd1974 says:

    I read the NY Post online almost every day. I have yet to come across a story about a white man raping, assaulting or killing a black woman in NYC. Whereas black violence against white women is a weekly occurrence.

  4. Anonymous[124] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mike Krauthammer

    mechanisms of altruistic punishment may be exploited to divide the European majority.

    What is an example of a mechanism of altruistic punishment?

  5. Ellen Barkin is lying and . . . insane.

  6. Anonymous[124] • Disclaimer says:

    Steve:

    It’s good you are posting images of all these venomous tweets, in case they are deleted. Could you please also post hyperlinks?

    • Replies: @anon
  7. Has she had work in the last thirty years?

  8. Daniel H says:

    So many half-wits from New York City strain too hard to impress us with their street creds. Laughable, really.

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
  9. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Mike Krauthammer

    Pshaw. You’re no Jew unless you walk in New York traffic, judging skin color to find race-enemies, with keys between your fingers because I guess as a Jew you own property.

  10. Johnny789 says:

    She gives worn out dish rags the confidence to feel good about themselves.

  11. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says:

    Lots of white women have their hands tightly clenched over their panties near the likes of Harvey Weinstein.

  12. istevefan says:

    Ellen, you were born in 1954. Your family then white-flighted from the Bronx to Flushing in Queens. I doubt that in, say, 1967 your parents were warning you about watching out for a gentile white man in the dark. How were you supposed to tell gentile from Jew in the dark? C’mon, admit it, they warned you to watch out for blacks & Latinos in the dark, like, say, the black sex killer who raped and murdered Kitty Genovese in 1964 in Kew Gardens next door to Flushing.

    That’s a great comeback. Did you tweet that to her?

  13. Anon[423] • Disclaimer says:

    Funny thing is that blonde haired , blue eyed Ellen is white herself. She is used casting couch goods at this point but in her younger days she had a monumental set of knockers .

  14. trelane says:

    nepotism and the casting couch

  15. Kylie says:
    @Desiderius

    “Has she had work in the last thirty years?”

    Undoubtedly. But she’s still homely as hell.

    • LOL: Buzz Mohawk
    • Replies: @FPD72
  16. Whiskey says: • Website

    Reason #658974321 that Nice White ladies are the eternal enemy of the White beta male. Especially when they are worn out old formerly attractive women.

    • Replies: @Sean
    , @TheBoom
  17. Schankle says:

    “Rule by Drama Queens” is a little less euphemistic than “Rule by Actresses.”

    • Agree: Abe
  18. @Anonymous

    What is an example of a mechanism of altruistic punishment?

    I don’t know about the “mechanisms”, but read Fehr and Gaechter and MacDonald’s What Makes Western Culture Unique for some understanding of the concept and its role in our plight.

  19. The Left moves from overwrought to hysterical to just…strange.

  20. “…the Democrats doing well in Tuesday’s election only seems to have made Democrats crazier.”

    I’d noticed that myself. And I’m afraid that whatever adults there are left in the Democratic party are going to be powerless to stop the howling mob. They want Trump’s impeachment at the very least, and Pelosi is going to have to agree to give it to them if she wants the Speaker’s gavel, or else step aside for someone the base finds more simpatico. Maxine Waters perhaps?

    The doxxing of conservative media figures and the mob outside Tucker Carlson’s house are ominous signs. How long before we see tear gas or Molotov cocktails heaved into conservatives’ homes or places of work? Heartiste is right, what we are witnessing are the first volleys of a period of unrest the likes we have not seen in nearly 160 years. It’s not accurate to call it a second civil war, because as Pat Buchanan has pointed out, both sides then descended from the same ancestors, spoke the same language, and worshiped the same God, and that is no longer the case. It’s not accurate either to compare it to the Cold War, because even though the Soviets were an evil, despotic regime they were not irrational and bat-shit crazy, which a not inconsiderable percentage of the American left are.

    People don’t realize how fragile a great nation can be. I have compared it from time to time to a family run business that is passed down from generation to generation. From the outside, it can look solid and invulnerable, but a half dozen bonehead moves in too short a period of time by a 4th generation scion who knows little of what made great-grandad’s business successful and the whole thing comes crashing down very quickly.

    • Replies: @anon
  21. anon[309] • Disclaimer says:

    Key aspect of Trump’s ability to make the left go insane is his virtuoso ability to elicit rabid anti-Gentilism from Jewish left, without ever crossing the line into anti-Semitism. Spending decades in the entertainment industry and a lifetime in NYC commercial real estate has honed this instinct.

    Jewish leftists’ only response is to double down on anti-Gentile rhetoric. But in a world of social media, when they aren’t hiding behind a newspaper’s editorial board or in the video editing room, they are exposed for the world to see.

  22. Tiny Duck says:

    Your defendants will not look like you

    Get over it

    • Agree: donut
  23. black sea says:

    Ellen Barkin on being a badass:

    https://www.instyle.com/news/ellen-barkin-badass-women

    The literary critic Leslie Fiedler once described Norman Mailer as “endlessly engaged in persuading himself that he is tough,” which would seem to sum up Ms. Barkin’s approach to life, or at least, to her attempts at self-publicity.

    Not being a badass myself, I can’t say for sure, but I suspect that people who really are badasses don’t have to carry on and on about it in such a transparently self-promoting way.

    For whatever reason, women seem to eat this stuff up. Our culture is kind of sad.

  24. anon[414] • Disclaimer says:

    Funny how it’s only the wannabes and has-beens who’ve been mouthing off on politics, most A listers just keep their mouths shut.

    Speaking of, Hollywood is sorely in need of a new Brangelina calibre power couple, or just a new A lister. All their former A listers are over 50. The new crop – Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, etc. just aren’t the mega stars Hollywood used to produce.

    Or maybe America is just finally sick of all the brain dead, morally bankrupt garbage Hollywood produces.

  25. seth says:

    Many people on Twitter say outrageously unfiltered things. I think part of the explanation might be that they are drunk or on pills. That’s always my assumption when I read something like that.

  26. Anonymous[246] • Disclaimer says:

    Barkin mad

    • LOL: duncsbaby
  27. Anonymous[216] • Disclaimer says:

    Steve needs to adumbrate the internal contradictions of hypocritocracy… For example, it works a bit differently depending on which age cohort perceives itself to have the upper hand. See the recent history of the Miss America pageant.

  28. Mr. Anon says:
    @Tiny Duck

    Your defendants will not look like you

    Get over it

    Indeed. Where I live, most of the defendants look like you.

  29. black sea says:
    @Tiny Duck

    Gold box is ever I saw one.

  30. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says:
  31. FPD72 says:
    @Kylie

    I thought she was pretty hot in Sea of Love and Big Easy.

    • Replies: @Kylie
    , @Lurker
  32. Altai says:

    She originally married Gabriel Byrne, but in her forties she got it right the second time and married for money to corrupt co-ethnic businessman Ronald Pearlman.

    Barkin is the mother of two children, Jack Daniel (born 1989) and Romy Marion (born 1992), from her first marriage, to actor Gabriel Byrne.[1] The two separated in 1993 and divorced in 1999, but are still close;[1] Byrne even attended Barkin’s 2000 wedding to multi-billionaire and businessman Ronald Perelman.[16] According to New York magazine, that marriage ended in a messy divorce in 2006 with Barkin receiving “not one penny more” than $20 million, according to a friend of hers.[17] In October 2006, “Magnificent Jewels from the Collection of Ellen Barkin” realised $20,369,200 at Christie’s, New York.[18] In 2007, Barkin sued Perelman for $3.4 million in investment funds he allegedly promised to invest in their film production company.[19] He was ordered to pay her $4.3 million.

    Barkin has a brother, George, who was formerly the editor-in-chief of National Lampoon and High Times.

    Honestly any woman that could stand to marry Ron Pearlman, for whatever amount of money, has thrown their personal legitimacy away.

    • Replies: @Tyrion 2
  33. Anonymous[426] • Disclaimer says:

    She’s barkin’ mad.

  34. anon[166] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    See his twitter feed…

  35. Anonymous[426] • Disclaimer says:

    Be charitable, Steve.

    Likely she’s still fuming after that recent Pennsylvania synagogue massacre.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  36. El Dato says:
    @Mike Krauthammer

    I don’t get the joke. What’s special abot Colorado?

    I have seen things you people wouldn’t believe.
    Attack Jews affirming to be victims of american pogroms.
    I watched Whites pretend to be Ghetto people at the Blue Checkmarker’s Gate.
    All these moments will be lost in time.
    Like society in a caravan influx.

  37. Sean says:

    The only movie actor I know thought Barkin was simply the best on screen.

    She studied for literally decades before getting in a film.

    Married a super rich Jew. Maybe a gentile who was tall and handsome without standing on his wallet was the worry of her parents.

  38. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Anonymous

    If anything has made me callous it’s certain people spinning every tragedy into political and permissive gold, especially when they say nothing about certain other tragedies. What white person would be tolerated behaving like this (not that any should) after one of the attacks on us?

  39. anon[209] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mike Krauthammer

    We benefit from open societies in which barriers to upward mobility are removed, in which people are viewed as individuals rather than as members of groups,

    Okay, I think there’s a contradiction here. “We” benefit when people are viewed as individuals?
    I think you mean, “We benefit when we can function as a group but Gentiles are prohibited by us from doing the same.”

  40. @El Dato

    I don’t get the joke. What’s special abot Colorado?

    They’ve managed to surpass California as the most annoying state. Of course, some of that may be from California transplants, but the Colorado natives at my college 35 years ago were the closest thing we had to snobs on our humble little campus.

  41. hypocritocracy or Rule by Actresses,

    Thespiarchy?

  42. Tyrion 2 says:
    @Altai

    Barkin is the mother of two children, Jack Daniel (born 1989)

    Whiskey, tell your mother to calm down.

    • LOL: Redneck farmer
  43. anon[209] • Disclaimer says:
    @Sgt. Joe Friday

    Good analogy to a family business. I like to think that whatever the settlers and founders did to win the country has to be repeated by later generations to keep it. It’s not really our country. We have to re-win it as we go.

  44. anon[209] • Disclaimer says:
    @Tiny Duck

    Not sure what blow you are trying to land with this one Tiny. We know our defendants won’t look like us. We know it all too well.

  45. Kylie says:
    @FPD72

    That was thirty years ago.

  46. The very fact that they think that keys between the fingers is a good idea and a good way to defend yourself proves, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that they have never actually had to fight, that all their fears are imaginary. If ever they had actually had to defend themselves physically, if ever their silly anxieties had met reality, they would have discovered very, very quickly just what a dumb idea holding your keys like that is.

    It’s not anyone else’s fault that they are so timid and neurotic. The truth is, there is only one thing that will allay that little knot of fear in their bellies, that gnawing anxiety, and that’s the company of a strong man who they believe can protect them. Nothing else will do, not all the keys in fingers or self defence nonsense or even facts about how uncommon assault really is.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
  47. Mr. Blank says:

    In other news, I had exactly zero awareness that Ellen Barkin was Jewish until about two minutes ago.

    Figures. As a younger man I always crushed hard on Jewish hotties, and Barkin was quite a fox back in the day.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  48. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @black sea

    The literary critic Leslie Fiedler once described Norman Mailer as “endlessly engaged in persuading himself that he is tough,”

    Janan Ganesh had an FT Life & Arts column once about writers who wrote about boxing, including Norman Mailer. I think the first line was, “The first rule of fight club is always talk about fight club.”.

  49. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says:

    Barkin up the wrong tree.

    Btw, if Jews feel this way about whites, why did they always chase after whites? Jews surely knew the US was founded by white ‘genocidal white racists’ who killed the Indians and enslaved blacks. So, why come to such a nation? Why join such a people? Even now, Jews can all move to Peru or Africa. No one’s stopping them.

    Even the Caravandals. All flight to white.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  50. Sean says:
    @Whiskey

    I don’t think relatively speaking Ellen Barkin was ever attractive. She got to play those parts. but is the least good looking leading lady in the history of Hollywood. She was just a truly great actor who has a lot of poise and determination. Barkin dated a man 9 years her junior: Johnny Depp. And after a few years he came back for more. She gives quite memorable performances it seems.

  51. Pericles says:
    @Desiderius

    Isn’t it time to remake Nightmare on Elm Street by now? Recall the poignant keys held between fingers.

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
  52. Anonymous[295] • Disclaimer says:
    @Tiny Duck

    Dammit, Tiny! How many times have you been warned that texting while driving can impair your meaning?

  53. And I thought Rule by Actresses started with Barack Hussein Obama.

  54. @Mr. Blank

    “You must be Italian … what? You’re Jewish? Love your nails. Your place or mine?”

  55. Pericles says:
    @James Speaks

    Or as her PR company puts it on IMDB: “Offbeat, unconventionally pretty, and utterly mesmerizing”

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
  56. Anonymous[295] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mike Krauthammer

    Yeah, but is it good for the Goyim?

  57. IHTG says:

    • Replies: @Svigor
    , @Sean
    , @MEH 0910
  58. @MEH 0910

    The Australian movie “Animal Kingdom” is quite good.

  59. MEH 0910 says:
    @Pericles

    Isn’t it time to remake Nightmare on Elm Street by now?

    There already was a remake, with Jackie Earle Haley in the Robert Englund role.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Nightmare_on_Elm_Street_(2010_film)

  60. MEH 0910 says:
    @Pericles

    Farm Film Report — Meryl Streep

  61. duncsbaby says:
    @James Speaks

    That is no longer the case. She was from about 1980-94 though, she had a good 10-15 years of insane pulchritude. She was married to the very good Irish actor, Gabriel Byrne whose career seemed to stall in the mid 90′s. I just checked on imdb & apparently Barkin was married to a Jewish billionaire after her divorce from Byrne. Barkin is not only possibly mentally ill but incredibly wealthy/mentally ill. Even by Hollywood standards of wealthy/mentally ill.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
  62. Anne Lid says:
    @Desiderius

    She’s had loads of work… done to her face.

  63. duncsbaby says:
    @Tiny Duck

    How can you descend comments like this?!

  64. @Mike Krauthammer

    Just curious: why do you say, “I’m a Jewish person” rather than “I’m a Jew”? That seem like something only an overly sensitized gentile would say.

  65. ic1000 says:

    > The point about actresses is that whatever they feel is what they believe, at the moment.

    BTW, does Dr Christine Blasey Ford PhD have an IMDB page?

  66. @Mike Krauthammer

    I am a Jewish person and am very proud of what my ancestors and fellow Jews have achieved so far.
    Yes, we are disproportionately involved in Left Wing causes.
    We benefit from open societies in which barriers to upward mobility are removed, in which people are viewed as individuals rather than as members of groups, in which intellectual discourse is not prescribed by institutions like the Catholic Church and in which mechanisms of altruistic punishment may be exploited to divide the European majority.
    I live in Colorado.

    Quality trolling, “Mike”. I was going back and forth before.

    But
    in which people are viewed as individuals rather than as members of groups,
    from the group which successfully resisted integration by being over-the-top–religiously mandated, can’t even associate with those people–tribal.

    And then the obviously accurate, but essentially never stated:
    exploited to divide the European majority.

  67. Harold says:

    I looked up who this person was, and found that one of those alt-right-looking lads tried to break into her place last year. Barkin was not happy with the police response.

    https://people.com/movies/video-of-the-home-invader-scared-off-by-ellen-barkin-released-by-police/

  68. It is funny that she see people like me as the “enemy!’

  69. songbird says:

    I wonder if any of her grandparents were involved on the stage. I have a theory that Jews who are involved in the arts and crazy tend to descend from theater folk. As a corollary, I think the biggest arts cities, tend to have crazier Jews, and the further you get from these places, the saner they are.

  70. @black sea

    In 2000, shortly after her first marriage to actor Gabriel Byrne ended, Ellen Barkin began dating Ronald O. Perelman. They married that year and were divorced in 2006. She received $40 million from him as a settlement.

    So, yeah, she’s “badass.”

  71. @Dave from Oz

    The “keys between your fingers” thing was something Ann Landers used to recommend to her women readers. Ann was stridently anti-gun.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  72. Tex says:

    Did Ellen Barkin just say that your skin is your uniform?

  73. Actresses are Artists.

    Artists are creative.

    Creativity equals Good.

    Rule by actresses must be Good.

    Hitler was an Artist.

    Hitler was a Ruler.

    Hitler Bad.

    Maybe Rule by Artists not so Good after all.

  74. Svigor says:
    @IHTG

    I was an actor for several years with many credits. I worked with Ellen Barkin on 3 projects. She screwed everybody on the set she thought would help her career. She’s not worth the effort a tweet takes.

    LoL, life imitating art.

    Claiming Jewishness in one tweet and announcing Christ’s mission in another, pretty rich.

  75. @Harry Baldwin

    While these deluded lefty bitches are getting raped and killed, keys still in hand, our daughters would pull out a gun and dispatch the attacker. This works out well in the longer run, too, as our kids remain in the gene pool while suicidally naive anti-gun dimwits more often do not.

  76. istevefan says:

    Obviously Barkin and her liberal ilk do not hate whites in general. They hate Southern, Protestant-Christian, Whites in particular. My guess is the overwhelming majority of whites who were around young Ellen in Brooklyn were Jews,Irish and Italian. Of which the latter two were Catholics not Protestants. Which leads to a couple of questions:

    First, were the Jews, Irish and Italians even white at that time? Or was this back in the days when they were not considered white, and thus denied the right to naturalize under the strict covenants of that dastardly 1790 act?

    Second, if she really was afraid of men with white skin, might this suggest, along with the preponderance of Jewish feminists, that Jewish men are quite uncivil to the ladies?

  77. Even in the context of a rage tweet, “we know the color of the enemies [sic] skin”… I’ve never heard of this actress. I hope this gets publicity.

    I’m part Jewish if that matters. Steve Sailer is my hero.

  78. TheBoom says:
    @Whiskey

    Ellen is a fellow white not a white

  79. Anonymous[375] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    Btw, if Jews feel this way about whites, why did they always chase after whites?

    They feel this way about Whites BECAUSE they always chase after Whites. It’s racial envy.

  80. Sean says:
    @IHTG

    That is stupid, she studied acting for ten years before landing her first audition. She is a very good actress.

    • Replies: @Henry's Cat
  81. Many privileged people seem to desperately want to believe they’re fighting the Nazis or something. That would make their lives sound less empty and their hatred for the plebe more justified.

  82. bradbury says:

    @37

    Like society in a caravan influx.

    Like WASPS in the drain.

  83. 36 ulster says:
    @Anonymous

    I, too, was scratching my head over that one. Must get more involved in Intellectual Discourse.

  84. “you just retconned your memory from black to white”

    That’s not all she retconned…

    When you’ve spent your career LARPing as a Nordic temptress, you have to keep your bona fides in order.

    • Agree: Clyde
  85. MEH 0910 says:
    @IHTG

    She screwed everybody on the set she thought would help her career.

    Surely Ellen was the victim of a pheromone patch.

  86. Lurker says:
    @FPD72

    She was sexy without being pretty.

  87. Corvinus says:

    “I’ve been pointing out a couple of trends. In one, America seems to be slowly drifting toward what might be called hypocritocracy or Rule by Actresses, in which whatever actresses happen to be complaining about at the moment dominates public life.”

    Classic Stephanie, Ladies And Gents.

    “I doubt that in the 1960s your parents were warning you about watching out for a gentile white man in the dark.”

    These statistics from the 1960′s would beg to differ.

    http://www.disastercenter.com/crime/nycrime.htm

    “How were you supposed to tell gentile from Jew in the dark?”

    The smell of non-kosher foods.

  88. Bugg says:

    A drinking companion/retired NYPD fellow was for a time head of security for Revlon heir Ron Perlman(not the guy from “Sons of Anarchy” and “Beauty and the Beast”), who was married to Barkin. Inheriting wealth, or in Ms. Barkin’s case, getting a pile of it in a divorce settlement from Mr. $9 Billion Net Worth, tends to divorce one from reality. Both are raving lunatics, fond of throwing what ever is handy at the other and sometimes anyone else that displeases them. Heaven forbid the car or a drink weren’t there at a moment’s notice.

    As a goy NYer, find it between ridiculous and pathetic how Jews pretend regular white guys are their greatest fear. Been said before, and it’s absolute truth;most but not all African-Americans don’t like Jews, and the more inner city, less likely they have any affinity for Jews.

  89. @duncsbaby

    Even by Hollywood standards of wealthy/mentally ill.

    They don’t all go nuts. Speilberg gave Amy Irving $100 million when he divorced her in the 80s and she hasn’t been heard from since.

    • Replies: @Clyde
  90. @Daniel H

    New York City is the national drama queen to which we all must pay attention. That ant colony hasn’t been interesting since the 1970s.

  91. @El Dato

    “I have seen things you people wouldn’t believe. ….”

    Great riff on the Roy Batty speech from the fantastic Blade Runner (1982). If you haven’t seen Blade Runner 2049 (2017), do yourself a favor and see it: it is a great film in its own right.

  92. Marat says:

    Another hippocampus re-write – gee, this seems to be an epidemic among women of a certain age cohort.

  93. @Sean

    Or a poor student.

    • Replies: @Sean
  94. bjondo says:

    Wasnt Barkin’ good in that movie
    where she was naked?

  95. Clyde says:
    @Jim Don Bob

    Amy Irving buys $8.9M Manhattan apartment (cue up Traffic’s “I’m Feeling Alright”)
    By Jennifer Gould Keil November 30, 2015

    From the NY Post

  96. Art Deco says:

    Her face has that Joan Rivers look. I’d wager some of the $20 million has paid off plastic surgeons.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @Sean
  97. Sean says:
    @Art Deco

    Any other aspiring actress who looked like her would have a nose job in their teens.

  98. Sean says:
    @Henry's Cat

    Barkin was trained in the Method school, which is still dominant and really only allows men to shine. It is often underestimated how much time and effort it takes to become competent at acting, but given how good she is universally acknowledged to have been when given a chance it is unlikely she was ever below average. Actresses in general have to be attractive far beyond what any woman would be in the real world. Barkin never was (though leggy) and that is the most likely reason it took her so long. She is impulsive in what she Tweets, she getting into it about a confrontation with a cop on New Year’s Eve several years ago. She was with her then boy friend, 31 years younger than herself.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @Ibound1
  99. @Sean

    There’s a general inverse correlation between acting ability and looks, and Barkin was always well below the out of this world average of famous actresses, so her considerable career success is a real tribute to her talent and hard work.

    • Replies: @Sean
  100. Ibound1 says:
    @Sean

    Barkin seems legitimately concerned for the armed forces guarding our border – I don’t pick up sarcasm here in this tweet:

    “All concerned citizens w fears of caravans, there’s something you CAN do to prtect urselves. Right now there are 5,600 military men&woman guarding our sw border in texas w/o combat pay, living in makeshift tents, little electricity & no hope of home for the holidays. Go to them.”

    And she urges people to bring them a holiday dinner.

    Not sure I get Barkin entirely.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  101. Sean says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Actresses, yes. But women don’t get called on for brutish characters who reveal their sensitive side in fraught performances, like Brando. Then again, Barkin in Sea of Love, and Switch… and that lesbian S and M erotic one and some others, she plays scary-tough then sensitive. I suppose she was waiting for casting agents to realise what she would be good in.

    I was exaggerating about her looks really. Though not otherworldly like Darryl Hannah’s (who she now looks better than), Barkin’s body was exceptional. She was only set apart by her nose, it’s low bridged and set into her forehead so it almost looks like a boxer’s, like Daniel Craig’s. I wonder how how Brando would have done with his original nose (broken by a stage hand who he persuaded to spar with him). Formerly ‘too beautiful’, Brando was more convincing as Stanley Kowolski afterwards?. Maybe Barkin needed the nose as well as the Actor’s Studio training to get the female Brando roles.

  102. @Ibound1

    Strong emotions? Talented actresses, and she is quite talented, generally feel strongly about a lot of things flitting across their attention:

    “But show business has always been like that — any kind of show business. If these people didn’t live intense and rather disordered lives, if their emotions didn’t ride them too hard — well, they wouldn’t be able to catch those emotions in flight and imprint them on a few feet of celluloid or project them across the footlights.” — Raymond Chandler

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  103. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer

    “But show business has always been like that — any kind of show business. If these people didn’t live intense and rather disordered lives, if their emotions didn’t ride them too hard — well, they wouldn’t be able to catch those emotions in flight and imprint them on a few feet of celluloid or project them across the footlights.” — Raymond Chandler

    In other words, normal people do not make great art. QED.

    Athletics and show biz in all its forms (and popular music is showbiz) are not fields for normal people. Normal people also don’t make great neurosurgeons, aerobatic display pilots or SEALs. But those are a different kind of not normal.

    In general , athletes and especially show biz people are not who we should ever listen to as to how to run society, whether liberal or otherwise.

  104. ATBOTL says:
    @Anonymous

    When a sports team benches their star player before the big game because he broke a team rule, that’s altruistic punishment. AP is when a group punishes a member in a way that could hurt the group in competition with other groups. The idea is that internal purity is more important than winning.

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  105. @ATBOTL

    When a sports team benches their star player before the big game because he broke a team rule, that’s altruistic punishment.

    The NE Patriots benched Malcolm Butler for last year’s Super Bowl. Many believe he would have made a difference had he played.

  106. “…a am not you people…. i am a jew. we know the color of the enemies skin.”

    The old question — are Jews White?

    As always, Jews are “White” when it’s good for the Jews, and Jews are not White when it’s good for the Jews.

  107. @ben tillman

    Yeah she is, but you would be too. This scene from the 1981 movie “Diner”, set in 1962 with Jewish young men coming of age in Baltimore, almost certainly accurately reflects the atmosphere in which she grew up:

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