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Lovecraft Country is an upcoming HBO horror series (starring Jurnee Smollett, sister of Jussie Smollett) that reveals the true secret behind H.P. Lovecraft’s concept of unimaginable “cosmic evil.” You’ll never guess, but it turns out the most horrible evil in the universe is … White Supremacy!

From the Hollywood Reporter:

In the fraught, sweaty days following the police killing of George Floyd, Jurnee Smollett has been working through a battery of emotions: There was profound grief, then fear, anxiety and, now, rage.

“Oh, the rage,” she howls, “the rage I feel in my body.”

Smollett’s gotten awfully good at channeling that rage, she says, convening with Black Lives Matter allies in church basements and Los Angeles streets whenever she can steal time away from her 3-year-old son, Hunter, for whom she doesn’t currently have regular childcare. Still, she can feel it now, coursing through her veins, as memories the actress has tried so hard to bury come flooding back. The soda cans hurled at her. The cop cars she was thrust into. The dead fish placed on her family’s lawn.

If it were not for the pandemic ravaging her city, Smollett would be taking Hunter with her, just as her mother once did her. During the Rodney King riots of ’92, Janet Smollett had her children out in the street, holding up signs. Jurnee was just 5 at the time.

… When Smollett’s latest project, HBO’s Lovecraft Country, a highly anticipated horror, sci-fi, period mashup that revisits the atrocities of Jim Crow America, makes its debut Aug. 16, it will inevitably be trumpeted for its timeliness. The notion infuriates its star. “We’re telling the story of heroes that go on a quest to disrupt white supremacy, and it’s maddening that in the year 2020 it’s still relevant,” she says, adding that the series, from Jordan Peele, J.J. Abrams and Underground’s Misha Green, would be so had it come out on any day of any year since 1619 — which is not to suggest Smollett isn’t immensely proud of the project, or ecstatic about the splash it’s expected to make.

… her star has been eclipsed by that of her brother, Jussie, the embattled Empire alum who was accused of staging his own hate crime in early 2019 and then lying about it to the cops. The case is still winding its way through the legal system, but Smollett, agreeing to address the incident for the first time publicly, maintains her brother’s innocence.

… Before their mid-1990s divorce, Smollett’s father, a Russian-Polish Jew who passed away a few years ago, often worked two jobs, while her mom, a Black homemaker from New Orleans, was looking after the six kids.

… With the legal case ongoing — prosecutors dropped all charges against the actor in March 2019, only to have a grand jury revive the criminal case 11 months later — Smollett is limited in what she can say. What she does offer is how “maddening” it is for someone so outspoken to be told she “can’t talk,” and how horrific the whole ordeal has been for her fiercely close family. Still, Smollett insists her defense of her brother has not impacted her professionally, arguing instead that she has felt supported. “We are blessed to have a community of people who know him,” she says, “and know that he wouldn’t do this.”

iSteve commenter Wren points out that in some comic book movie recently:

Jurnee’s superpower in the movie is the ability to scream in rage.

She can knock people off their feet with her ability to scream in rage at all the soda and fish and having to play a white character.

 
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  1. Still, she can feel it now, coursing through her veins, as memories the actress has tried so hard to bury come flooding back. The soda cans hurled at her. The cop cars she was thrust into. The dead fish placed on her family’s lawn.

    Rest assured, none of this ever happened.

    • Agree: HammerJack, Gordo, TWS
    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    @kaganovitch

    No Polish jokes in that list?

    How many Poles does it take to remove a dead fish from the yard? Etc.

    Replies: @Captain Mccluskey, @Intelligent Dasein

    , @R.G. Camara
    @kaganovitch

    And if any of it did, it was likely either (1) done by other blacks or hispanics; or (2) this account is wildly exaggerated.

    Much like the stories about people asking to touch black women's hair. I'm semi-convinced that the stories are really about black women with "good hair" insulting black women who have kinkier hair by patronizingly asking to touch it.

    , @JimB
    @kaganovitch


    Still, she can feel it now, coursing through her veins, as memories the actress has tried so hard to bury come flooding back. The soda cans hurled at her. The cop cars she was thrust into. The dead fish placed on her family’s lawn.
     
    Memories of soda pop she splashed on herself and dead fish she put on her own lawn, not to mention the cop cars she got shoved into in cloud cuckoo land, where nobody fills out arrest reports or fingerprints her at the precinct station. What we have here is an actress with hereditary histrionic personality disorder. Surprise, surprise, as a good-natured gay TV marine used to say.
    , @Clifford Brown
    @kaganovitch

    Throwing frozen soda cans is an Antifa tactic so perhaps that is likely where she got the idea. If any of this happened it would be national news.

    , @jon
    @kaganovitch

    Learning from her brother's mistake, she vowed to only fabricate hate hoaxes in the far distant past.

    , @Buck Ransom
    @kaganovitch

    So her brother is not the only screamer in the family.

  2. Um, your father’s a Polish Jew. You’ve motherf***ing controlled Hollywood for close to a century, Jewlatto.

  3. Lady, nobody believes your brother.

    They feel sorry for you so they tune you out when you defend him. I would suggest you stop doing that. Patience and tolerance only last so long. He did his crimes over a year ago. I would say you are already on borrowed time.

    Something tells me that you are not so spectacularly talented that people will keep hiring you if you don’t stop insisting he was innocent. One HBO series isn’t going to save your career. And if you can’t help support your jobless brother, who will?

    • Replies: @Jesse
    @notsaying

    Eh. A lot of the major outlets, including the blogs, are trying to retcon this. Their commenters, including the most painfully orthodox leftists, are all "wtf"? But it just keeps going on. That shows that TPTB want the narrative to continue. So they'll keep hiring the family, and may try to rehabilitate Jussie, in the face of rabid opposition.

    Replies: @Colin Wright, @JMcG

    , @DextersLabRat
    @notsaying

    Hollywood has been majorly pushing many young, zero-talent, black/white mixed race women lately. Zoe Kravitz and Zendaya are the biggest ones. It happened countless times with white women (remember Meg Ryan?) so I'm not particularly bothered. But at least the Meg Ryans had the sense not to become annoying activists (that part comes after they stop getting roles offered).

    Replies: @anonymous, @The Wild Geese Howard

    , @AKAHorace
    @notsaying



    Something tells me that you are not so spectacularly talented that people will keep hiring you if you don’t stop insisting he was innocent. One HBO series isn’t going to save your career. And if you can’t help support your jobless brother, who will?

     

    .

    Well he is family, you can't blame her for saying anything for him
  4. @notsaying
    Lady, nobody believes your brother.

    They feel sorry for you so they tune you out when you defend him. I would suggest you stop doing that. Patience and tolerance only last so long. He did his crimes over a year ago. I would say you are already on borrowed time.

    Something tells me that you are not so spectacularly talented that people will keep hiring you if you don't stop insisting he was innocent. One HBO series isn't going to save your career. And if you can't help support your jobless brother, who will?

    Replies: @Jesse, @DextersLabRat, @AKAHorace

    Eh. A lot of the major outlets, including the blogs, are trying to retcon this. Their commenters, including the most painfully orthodox leftists, are all “wtf”? But it just keeps going on. That shows that TPTB want the narrative to continue. So they’ll keep hiring the family, and may try to rehabilitate Jussie, in the face of rabid opposition.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    @Jesse

    'Eh. A lot of the major outlets, including the blogs, are trying to retcon this. Their commenters, including the most painfully orthodox leftists, are all “wtf”? But it just keeps going on. That shows that TPTB want the narrative to continue. So they’ll keep hiring the family, and may try to rehabilitate Jussie, in the face of rabid opposition.'

    That'd definitely be a case of 'the worse the better.'

    Try to rehabilitate Jussie Smollett, please. There are still some that need their noses firmly rubbed in this big shit sandwich we're all being fed.

    ...that metaphor's a mess, but the point is clear.

    , @JMcG
    @Jesse

    Exactly right. The Secretary of Health for Pennsylvania is a fat old man who dressses up like a girl. He pulled his mother out of a nursing home in PA before requiring that nursing homes there admit people with Corona.
    The point was never that he was best for the job, but to remind the people of the state that they were helpless in the face of the left in power.

  5. Actress and activist @JurneeSmollett opens up about Hollywood harassment, the trauma of brother Jussie’s public scandal and how she’s “no longer asking for a seat at the table. We’re building our own motherf***ing table”

    You didn’t build that table.

    • LOL: Unladen Swallow
  6. “ that reveals the true secret behind H.P. Lovecraft’s concept of unimaginable “cosmic evil.” You’ll never guess, but it turns out the most horrible evil in the universe is … White Supremacy!”

    I thought the most horrible evil would be Jurnee playing the part of Cthulhu. Heh, shows what I know. 😏

    • Replies: @Neoconned
    @mmack

    Im actually a pretty literate person for my region & i didn't know who lovecraft was til my college yrs....

    I don't think her series will have that big a following.....Lovecraft is already kinda a fringe cult figure.

    I literally think they're fishing for demons w a somewhat questionable past.....i don't think Lovecraft has enough of a mainstream following to make her goof series even moderately successful....

    , @reactionry
    @mmack

    Jurnee is a hideous thing.

    , @stillCARealist
    @mmack

    I read a series of his short horror stories and was surprised that many of them included the dreaded N word. In fact, some of his villains are primitive blacks who engage in cannibalism. I wonder if this black actress has read any Lovecraft stories?

    , @SFG
    @mmack

    1d10/1d100 Sanity loss, just like the real thing.

  7. @kaganovitch
    Still, she can feel it now, coursing through her veins, as memories the actress has tried so hard to bury come flooding back. The soda cans hurled at her. The cop cars she was thrust into. The dead fish placed on her family’s lawn.

    Rest assured, none of this ever happened.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous, @R.G. Camara, @JimB, @Clifford Brown, @jon, @Buck Ransom

    No Polish jokes in that list?

    How many Poles does it take to remove a dead fish from the yard? Etc.

    • Replies: @Captain Mccluskey
    @Chrisnonymous

    How many Poles does it take to stage a fake noose attack?

    Trick question. Answer is 2. Nigerians (not Poles).

    I was at a corporate Gabfest last fall where Eddie Johnson was a guest speaker (don't ask me, I didn't plan this event!). He said the big tell giving Jussie away was that any normal black guy would never nonchalantly allow a noose to remain on their neck, "dey be ripping it off their neck!!!" Smollett casually and coolly unwound the noose, and wrapped it up neatly whilst talking to CPD investigators. I wish Eddie Johnson stuck around for the Lori Lightfoot administration. Incompetent as he was, real funny dude.

    Replies: @Felix Krull

    , @Intelligent Dasein
    @Chrisnonymous


    How many Poles does it take to remove a dead fish from the yard?
     
    Just one, but the dead ones ain't biting on much.
  8. I guess “Jurnee Smollett, brother of Jessie Smollett,” is a typo. Or iwas she born a man?

    • Replies: @Lurker
    @SF

    What's happened to Jogger, the quieter sibling?

    , @Bannon
    @SF

    I guess “Jurnee Smollett, brother of Jessie Smollett,” is a typo. Or iwas she born a man?

    Not all brothers are men, you transphobic scum.

  9. I love how they specifically call her an activist and then mere words later vaguely refer to her borther’s ‘scandal’ as if it were an affair and not connected with her’s or her parents ‘activism’.

    Papa Smollet is Jewish and according to Jussie would: “kill you if you called him white”. That’s an interesting arena for a discussion on race and identity. No? Okay.

    “no longer asking for a seat at the table. We’re building our own motherf***ing table”

    Really? Cool. What’s being done? Oh, okay, you just said it because it looks cool in a quote. The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends towards 30 somethings talking like they’re a 15 year old Tumblr poster.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Altai

    Altai, This is good news. For years Whites have been saying "Why do we have to save you a seat, build your own table." I mean if they really mean it.

    Replies: @Altai

  10. brother of Jussie Smullet

    Isn’t Jurnee Jussie’s sister? Or, y’know, sistah? Or did the Smullett parents mess that up too?
    People (not remembering clearly but I believe Daniel Ellsberg) have talked about being profoundly affected by the assassination of RFK, as in being unable to leave the room and weeping openly. I have trouble believing that any black person grieved over the drug addict who attacked a pregnant woman, and resisted arrest, oh, and tried to pass fake bills. I don’t think that any words mean anything in a black mouth. Everyone has observed the at times charming, at times comical way blacks will pick up phrases en bloc and cram them into inappropriate applications. Occassionally it works and they preserve an older way of saying something. Usually it’s recognizably the behavior of a child learning the language clumsily.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @J.Ross

    Thanks. Fixed.

    , @Currahee
    @J.Ross

    "I don’t think that any words mean anything in a black mouth."
    Yes, start here.

  11. Caption, from picture of Smollett kids and their mom, at linked Hollywood Reporter article:

    “From left: Jake, Jojo, Jurnee, mom Janet, Jazz, Jocqui and Jussie celebrating Janet’s 65th birthday in 2017. The family put out a cookbook in 2018 and, before that, hosted a Food Network show, Smollett Eats.“

    The next one would have been Jacuzzi.

    But it would have been even more fun if Janet had named them all George.

    • Replies: @black sea
    @Calvin Hobbes

    The most remarkable thing about her story is that she has a son whose name doesn't begin with the letter "J."

    Replies: @Captain Tripps

    , @Alden
    @Calvin Hobbes

    After jacuzzi would be the twin boys, jackass and jackoff.

    , @Jim Don Bob
    @Calvin Hobbes

    But it would have been even more fun if Janet had named them all George Jerkoff.

    FIFY.

  12. triple group entitlee:

    Jew, Black, female….and if a sexperv like Jussie, that makes

    4

  13. Smollett’s gotten awfully good at channeling that rage, she says, convening with Black Lives Matter allies in church basements and Los Angeles streets whenever she can steal time away from her 3-year-old son, Hunter, for whom she doesn’t currently have regular childcare.

    Uh, isn’t the “regular childcare” for a 3-year old supposed to be … you!

    The rest of us can suffer along for a while without your acting, while you take care of your kid.

    • Replies: @Anon7
    @AnotherDad

    ... whenever she can steal time away from her 3-year-old son, Hunter, for whom she doesn’t currently have regular childcare.

    That’s a dog whistle to well-to-do white women, to induce white guilt over the fact that their privilege is still there. Not only does Smollett not have the income for an au pair (systemic racism) nor does she get Headstart pre-school coverage (Republican political racism), she also has to “steal time” from her son, an obvious reference to slavery times (racism racism).

    Replies: @jon, @ben tillman, @El Dato

  14. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that Lovecraft Country will be like HBO’s Watchmen, where it will be critically acclaimed, but not find an audience and will be canceled.

    • Replies: @Percy Gryce
    @Half Canadian

    Lovecraft Country is at least the sixth sci-fi/horror franchise to get the woke treatment in the last couple of years.

    The other five were all critical favorites and audience failures (judged by Rotten Tomato scores):

    Star Trek: Discovery, C=81%, A=42%
    Twilight Zone, C=69%, A=50%
    Watchmen, C=95%, A=55%
    Star Trek: Picard, C=87%, A=57%
    Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, C=75%, A=48%

    Will Hollywood get the message that: you get woke, you go broke?

    Or are sci-fi/horror properties like local police, tending to the conservative and so necessarily to be stomped out?

    Replies: @S. Anonyia

    , @PaceLaw
    @Half Canadian

    Yeah, no doubt! In the year of St. George, it is for certain that this goofy series will win every conceivable award.

  15. @kaganovitch
    Still, she can feel it now, coursing through her veins, as memories the actress has tried so hard to bury come flooding back. The soda cans hurled at her. The cop cars she was thrust into. The dead fish placed on her family’s lawn.

    Rest assured, none of this ever happened.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous, @R.G. Camara, @JimB, @Clifford Brown, @jon, @Buck Ransom

    And if any of it did, it was likely either (1) done by other blacks or hispanics; or (2) this account is wildly exaggerated.

    Much like the stories about people asking to touch black women’s hair. I’m semi-convinced that the stories are really about black women with “good hair” insulting black women who have kinkier hair by patronizingly asking to touch it.

  16. “Oh, the rage,” she howls, “the rage I feel in my body.”

    There’s an app for that. And an opioid. Maybe even an appioid.

    When Smollett’s latest project, HBO’s Lovecraft Country, a highly anticipated horror, sci-fi, period mashup that revisits the atrocities of Jim Crow America…

    Such as authors naming their cats Ni🎷🎷er Man?

    It’s enough to make any poor soul 🍉choly.

    We’re building our own motherf***ing table

    Thanks. We’ve been asking you to do so for a century and a half. In Jim Crow’s America.

    • Replies: @Joe Stalin
    @Reg Cæsar


    Such as authors naming their cats Ni🎷🎷er Man?
     
    Look what the ... 'British' have done to a poor dog's grave: couldn't even allow an animal the dignity of his designated name.

    https://i1.wp.com/thelincolnite.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Collage_scampton-plaque-labrador.jpg?fit=1860%2C1046&ssl=1
    , @bruce county
    @Reg Cæsar

    You getting real creative lately Reg.

    , @Cortes
    @Reg Cæsar

    At least she’s not “tired”.

    Replies: @Anonymousse

    , @Buck Ransom
    @Reg Cæsar

    Will the plucky Smollett siblings will be able to collect reparations payouts from both the USA and Poland -- since Israel has been demanding megabucks for any unpleasantness experienced by the chosen ones during the German occupation in WW2? This could well provide enough money to defray the costs for their family carpentry project.

    One nagging question, though: aren't tables cultural appropriation?

    , @Bartleby the Scrivner
    @Reg Cæsar

    As long as I don’t have to sit at it, have at it. Go away now.....

  17. Nothing would please me more than seeing these folks build their own motherf***ing table.

    Of course in reality they’re not asking for a seat at the table OR building their own, they’re demanding we give them our table and threatening to smash it to splinters if we don’t.

  18. anon[363] • Disclaimer says:

    That picture of Jurnee looks like a woman who really, really is about to demand to Speak To The Manager and she Won’t Take No For An Answer!

    Hmm. KarUn? LaKarEeshNuh? I’ll hafta think about it for a while.

    PS: If she needs child care for her 3 year old, where’s Daddy? Hmm? Where he at? Is it Ok to ask that question?

    • Agree: ben tillman
    • Replies: @Giancarlo M. Kumquat
    @anon

    I am guessing she didn't honor dear old dad by having a baby with a Two-job jew. I think she went with a no-job blacketty-black.

  19. @J.Ross
    brother of Jussie Smullet

    Isn't Jurnee Jussie's sister? Or, y'know, sistah? Or did the Smullett parents mess that up too?
    People (not remembering clearly but I believe Daniel Ellsberg) have talked about being profoundly affected by the assassination of RFK, as in being unable to leave the room and weeping openly. I have trouble believing that any black person grieved over the drug addict who attacked a pregnant woman, and resisted arrest, oh, and tried to pass fake bills. I don't think that any words mean anything in a black mouth. Everyone has observed the at times charming, at times comical way blacks will pick up phrases en bloc and cram them into inappropriate applications. Occassionally it works and they preserve an older way of saying something. Usually it's recognizably the behavior of a child learning the language clumsily.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Currahee

    Thanks. Fixed.

  20. I just LOVE the name Jurnee!

    • Replies: @usNthem
    @Hans

    And the typical spelling issues...

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Hans


    I just LOVE the name Jurnee!
     
    "...Smollett, agreeing to address the incident for the first time publicly, maintains her brother’s innocence."


    Don't stop believing...
  21. @Chrisnonymous
    @kaganovitch

    No Polish jokes in that list?

    How many Poles does it take to remove a dead fish from the yard? Etc.

    Replies: @Captain Mccluskey, @Intelligent Dasein

    How many Poles does it take to stage a fake noose attack?

    Trick question. Answer is 2. Nigerians (not Poles).

    I was at a corporate Gabfest last fall where Eddie Johnson was a guest speaker (don’t ask me, I didn’t plan this event!). He said the big tell giving Jussie away was that any normal black guy would never nonchalantly allow a noose to remain on their neck, “dey be ripping it off their neck!!!” Smollett casually and coolly unwound the noose, and wrapped it up neatly whilst talking to CPD investigators. I wish Eddie Johnson stuck around for the Lori Lightfoot administration. Incompetent as he was, real funny dude.

    • Replies: @Felix Krull
    @Captain Mccluskey

    The big tell was that his entire story was utterly insane.

  22. @kaganovitch
    Still, she can feel it now, coursing through her veins, as memories the actress has tried so hard to bury come flooding back. The soda cans hurled at her. The cop cars she was thrust into. The dead fish placed on her family’s lawn.

    Rest assured, none of this ever happened.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous, @R.G. Camara, @JimB, @Clifford Brown, @jon, @Buck Ransom

    Still, she can feel it now, coursing through her veins, as memories the actress has tried so hard to bury come flooding back. The soda cans hurled at her. The cop cars she was thrust into. The dead fish placed on her family’s lawn.

    Memories of soda pop she splashed on herself and dead fish she put on her own lawn, not to mention the cop cars she got shoved into in cloud cuckoo land, where nobody fills out arrest reports or fingerprints her at the precinct station. What we have here is an actress with hereditary histrionic personality disorder. Surprise, surprise, as a good-natured gay TV marine used to say.

  23. Meanwhile, Zombie Robin Williams is back from the dead, and wowing the crowds with his hilarious take on Joe Biden:

    • Replies: @Prester John
    @Anonymous

    If Ramblin' Amblin' Mumblin' Stumblin' Joe is elected, it's even money he will be in the booby hatch (St. Elizabeth's of Georgetown?) by spring.

  24. ” With the legal case ongoing … [Jurnee] Smollett is limited in what she can say.”

    Was Jurnee involved in any way in Jussie’s crimes? If not, why — and by whom — is she “limited in what she can say”?

    • Agree: ben tillman, R.G. Camara
    • Replies: @R.G. Camara
    @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)

    Yeah, that kind of statement makes no sense given what we know about the case.

    Unless she is afraid of incriminating Jussie. Or herself.

    If I were a prosecutor on this case and wanted a conviction (the two are not naturally linked in Chicago or with lefties), and I read that, I would immediately try to get a warrant and start surveillance on her, and investigate her connection here.

    Maybe they share an agent and the agent hinted to both of them that staging a hate crime would be a good way to up their Q rating, and only Jussie made the effort.

  25. Her kid’s name is hunter, is there a whiter name than hunter?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Angular momentum


    Her kid’s name is hunter, is there a whiter name than hunter?
     
    Jordan Peele.
    , @ben tillman
    @Angular momentum


    Her kid’s name is hunter, is there a whiter name than hunter?
     
    Jäger?
  26. @Reg Cæsar

    “Oh, the rage,” she howls, “the rage I feel in my body.”
     
    There's an app for that. And an opioid. Maybe even an appioid.

    When Smollett’s latest project, HBO’s Lovecraft Country, a highly anticipated horror, sci-fi, period mashup that revisits the atrocities of Jim Crow America...
     
    Such as authors naming their cats Ni🎷🎷er Man?

    It's enough to make any poor soul 🍉choly.


    We're building our own motherf***ing table
     
    Thanks. We've been asking you to do so for a century and a half. In Jim Crow's America.

    Replies: @Joe Stalin, @bruce county, @Cortes, @Buck Ransom, @Bartleby the Scrivner

    Such as authors naming their cats Ni🎷🎷er Man?

    Look what the … ‘British’ have done to a poor dog’s grave: couldn’t even allow an animal the dignity of his designated name.

    https://i1.wp.com/thelincolnite.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Collage_scampton-plaque-labrador.jpg?fit=1860%2C1046&ssl=1

  27. A Polish Jew in the Smollet woodpile! Who’da thunk it!

    This Mulatess misusing poor H. P. Lovecraft’s works in this fashion is about as pure an example of toxic cultural expropriation as I can imagine. I hope some SJW calls HBO on this travesty.

  28. I saw Jurnee in “Birds Of Prey,” when she played a white woman. Luckily, she was filled with rage, which was apparently perfect for the role.

    While many people were happy with Smollett’s casting, some took issue with her race, given that Black Canary is white in the comics. “It brought a rage out inside of me, which was great for Canary,” Smollett said.

    That movie was directed by a Chinese woman and written by a hapa Taiwanese British woman.

    But when can the US collect reparations from the smolletts for all the injustice they have harmed the country with?

    • Replies: @wren
    @wren

    Jurnee's superpower in the movie is the ability to scream in rage.

    She can knock people off their feet with her ability to scream in rage at all the soda and fish and having to play a white character.

    https://youtu.be/sPzQcGkbeYQ

    Replies: @anon

  29. I’m wondering if the intellectual giants responsible for this TV series which appears to be “influenced” by Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos realize that H.P. had a very low opinion of many non-White peoples. In today’s parlance he would be called a “racist.”

    By today’s “standards” wouldn’t this be considered cultural appropriation? They’re stealing wholesale from a dead White guy’s work. Oh, the horror of it all. Or as H. P. put it, “the world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind.”

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Enemy of Earth


    realize that H.P. had a very low opinion of many non-White peoples. In today’s parlance he would be called a “racist.”
     
    Oh, they are fully aware.

    This is their way of giving evil whitey yet another figurative middle finger.

    There are plenty of interviews available where the cast discusses this.

    , @anon
    @Enemy of Earth

    H.P. had a very low opinion of many non-White peoples. In today’s parlance he would be called a “racist.”

    That's why he's being Cancelled and unpersoned within the Woke science fiction covens, and this retconning is part of it.

  30. Black cartoonist’s work on race relations and coronavirus prompted newspapers to drop it: ‘I am being silenced over white feelings’

    Bianca Xunise = A unisex cabin. Ax bi nuisance.

    Raechal [sic] Shewfelt = A flesh cartwheel.

    • LOL: El Dato
    • Replies: @Possumman
    @Reg Cæsar

    Of all of the comics on the WashPosts comics section---6 Chicks is one of the least funniest

  31. In the fraught, sweaty days following the police killing of George Floyd, Jurnee Smollett has been working through a battery of emotions: There was profound grief, then fear, anxiety and, now, rage.

    “Oh, the rage,” she howls, “the rage I feel in my body.”

    Shouldn’t that be “the rage I feel in my BLACK body?” I mean, we want to be as Woke as possible, right?

    Lovecraft Country is an upcoming HBO horror series (starring Jurnee Smollett, sister of Jussie Smollett) that reveals the true secret behind H.P. Lovecraft’s concept of unimaginable “cosmic evil.” You’ll never guess, but it turns out the most horrible evil in the universe is … White Supremacy!

    Get Woke, Steve. The Klan is far more terrifying than Great Cthulhu….

    • Replies: @syonredux
    @syonredux


    Lovecraft Country is an upcoming HBO horror series (starring Jurnee Smollett, sister of Jussie Smollett) that reveals the true secret behind H.P. Lovecraft’s concept of unimaginable “cosmic evil.” You’ll never guess, but it turns out the most horrible evil in the universe is … White Supremacy!
     
    The series is based on a book by Matt Ruff. Part of it is available online. It's extremely Woke:

    Atticus’s shared devotion to these mostly white-authored genres
    had been a source of ongoing struggle with his father. George, as Montrose’s older brother, was largely immune to his scorn and could always
    tell him to keep his opinions to himself. Atticus didn’t have that privilege. If his father was in a mood to debate his tastes in reading, he had
    no choice but to oblige him
     

    There was usually plenty to argue about. Edgar Rice Burroughs, for
    example, offered a wealth of critical fodder with his Tarzan stories (was
    it even necessary to list all the problems Montrose had with Tarzan,
    starting with the very idea of him?), or his Barsoom series, whose
    protagonist John Carter had been a captain in the Army of Northern
    Virginia before becoming a Martian warlord. “A Confederate officer?”
    Atticus’s father had said, appalled. “That’s the hero?” When Atticus
    tried to suggest it wasn’t that bad since technically John Carter was an
    ex-Confederate, his father scoffed: “Ex-Confederate? What’s that, like
    an ex-Nazi? The man fought for slavery! You don’t get to put an ‘ex-’ in
    front of that!”

     


    Standing in front of those same shelves now, Atticus reached for a
    book bearing the Arkham House imprint: The Outsider and Others, by
    H. P. Lovecraft.
     

    Lovecraft was not an author Atticus would have expected to like.
    He wrote horror stories, which were more George’s thing, Atticus preferring adventures with happy or at least hopeful endings. But one day
    on a whim he’d decided to give Lovecraft a try, choosing at random a
    lengthy tale called “At the Mountains of Madness.”
     

    The story concerned a scientific fossil-hunting expedition to Antarctica. While scouting for new dig sites, the scientists discovered a
    mountain range with peaks higher than Everest. In a plateau in the
    mountains lay a city, built millions of years ago by a race of aliens called
    the Elder Things, or Old Ones, who came to Earth from from space during

    the Precambrian Era. Although the Old Ones had abandoned the city
    long ago, their former slaves, protoplasmic monsters called shoggoths,
    still roamed the tunnels beneath the ruins.
     


    “Shiggoths?” Atticus’s father said, when Atticus made the mistake
    of telling him about this.
    “Shoggoths,” Atticus corrected him.
    “Uh-huh. And the master race, the Elder Klansmen—”
    “Elder Things. Old Ones.”
    “They’re fair-skinned, I bet. And the Shiggoths, they’re dark.”
    “The Elder Things are barrel-shaped. They have wings.”
    “But they’re white, right?”
    “They’re gray.”
    “Pale gray?”

     

    Replies: @Clifford Brown

    , @anonymous
    @syonredux

    Alright, as long as we are being silly, who would perform best as Great Cthulhu in a movie (no Hillary jokes, please)?
    My own pick would be David Warner, although he may be too old for the part.

    Replies: @syonredux

  32. @kaganovitch
    Still, she can feel it now, coursing through her veins, as memories the actress has tried so hard to bury come flooding back. The soda cans hurled at her. The cop cars she was thrust into. The dead fish placed on her family’s lawn.

    Rest assured, none of this ever happened.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous, @R.G. Camara, @JimB, @Clifford Brown, @jon, @Buck Ransom

    Throwing frozen soda cans is an Antifa tactic so perhaps that is likely where she got the idea. If any of this happened it would be national news.

  33. Everyone thinks that Lovecraft Country is just another crass attempt to rewrite everything so it’s about race. But actually it’s a brave esoteric defense of humanity from the Elder Gods. The widespread popularity of the Cthulhu Mythos has increased the number of places where the inhuman forces outside the circles of time can try to enter our world. But if the first thing that everyone thinks of, when they hear the name Lovecraft, is “racist”, they will be less likely to be attracted by his work.

    • Disagree: The Wild Geese Howard
  34. They are only making this show to try and spit on Lovecraft, though he might enjoy the theatre of it all (probably not).

  35. In fairness, White Supremacy is what constitutes a cosmic horor in our current society. A sort of unknowable, Ancient Evil arising from the Old Ones that is always waiting in the depth of the oceans inflicting misfortune and unspeakable horror upon mortals by his mere dreaming.

    • Agree: Charlotte, Lurker, HammerJack
    • Replies: @Stan d Mute
    @Clifford Brown


    In fairness, White Supremacy is what constitutes a cosmic horor in our current society.
     
    Two of the most superstitious groups I’ve seen are Jews and negroes. So it’s little surprise that they each obsess over what is essentially white mojo.

    👌🏻
  36. @syonredux

    In the fraught, sweaty days following the police killing of George Floyd, Jurnee Smollett has been working through a battery of emotions: There was profound grief, then fear, anxiety and, now, rage.

    “Oh, the rage,” she howls, “the rage I feel in my body.”
     
    Shouldn't that be "the rage I feel in my BLACK body?" I mean, we want to be as Woke as possible, right?

    Lovecraft Country is an upcoming HBO horror series (starring Jurnee Smollett, sister of Jussie Smollett) that reveals the true secret behind H.P. Lovecraft’s concept of unimaginable “cosmic evil.” You’ll never guess, but it turns out the most horrible evil in the universe is … White Supremacy!
     
    Get Woke, Steve. The Klan is far more terrifying than Great Cthulhu....


    https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1454614395i/27174285._SR1200,630_.jpg

    Replies: @syonredux, @anonymous

    Lovecraft Country is an upcoming HBO horror series (starring Jurnee Smollett, sister of Jussie Smollett) that reveals the true secret behind H.P. Lovecraft’s concept of unimaginable “cosmic evil.” You’ll never guess, but it turns out the most horrible evil in the universe is … White Supremacy!

    The series is based on a book by Matt Ruff. Part of it is available online. It’s extremely Woke:

    Atticus’s shared devotion to these mostly white-authored genres
    had been a source of ongoing struggle with his father. George, as Montrose’s older brother, was largely immune to his scorn and could always
    tell him to keep his opinions to himself. Atticus didn’t have that privilege. If his father was in a mood to debate his tastes in reading, he had
    no choice but to oblige him

    There was usually plenty to argue about. Edgar Rice Burroughs, for
    example, offered a wealth of critical fodder with his Tarzan stories (was
    it even necessary to list all the problems Montrose had with Tarzan,
    starting with the very idea of him?), or his Barsoom series, whose
    protagonist John Carter had been a captain in the Army of Northern
    Virginia before becoming a Martian warlord. “A Confederate officer?”
    Atticus’s father had said, appalled. “That’s the hero?” When Atticus
    tried to suggest it wasn’t that bad since technically John Carter was an
    ex-Confederate, his father scoffed: “Ex-Confederate? What’s that, like
    an ex-Nazi? The man fought for slavery! You don’t get to put an ‘ex-’ in
    front of that!”

    Standing in front of those same shelves now, Atticus reached for a
    book bearing the Arkham House imprint: The Outsider and Others, by
    H. P. Lovecraft.

    Lovecraft was not an author Atticus would have expected to like.
    He wrote horror stories, which were more George’s thing, Atticus preferring adventures with happy or at least hopeful endings. But one day
    on a whim he’d decided to give Lovecraft a try, choosing at random a
    lengthy tale called “At the Mountains of Madness.”

    The story concerned a scientific fossil-hunting expedition to Antarctica. While scouting for new dig sites, the scientists discovered a
    mountain range with peaks higher than Everest. In a plateau in the
    mountains lay a city, built millions of years ago by a race of aliens called
    the Elder Things, or Old Ones, who came to Earth from from space during

    the Precambrian Era. Although the Old Ones had abandoned the city
    long ago, their former slaves, protoplasmic monsters called shoggoths,
    still roamed the tunnels beneath the ruins.

    “Shiggoths?” Atticus’s father said, when Atticus made the mistake
    of telling him about this.
    “Shoggoths,” Atticus corrected him.
    “Uh-huh. And the master race, the Elder Klansmen—”
    “Elder Things. Old Ones.”
    “They’re fair-skinned, I bet. And the Shiggoths, they’re dark.”
    “The Elder Things are barrel-shaped. They have wings.”
    “But they’re white, right?”
    “They’re gray.”
    “Pale gray?”

    • Replies: @Clifford Brown
    @syonredux

    Checks out.

    https://i1.wp.com/chimeraobscura.com/vm/wp-content/uploads/IMG_0195.jpg

  37. @J.Ross
    brother of Jussie Smullet

    Isn't Jurnee Jussie's sister? Or, y'know, sistah? Or did the Smullett parents mess that up too?
    People (not remembering clearly but I believe Daniel Ellsberg) have talked about being profoundly affected by the assassination of RFK, as in being unable to leave the room and weeping openly. I have trouble believing that any black person grieved over the drug addict who attacked a pregnant woman, and resisted arrest, oh, and tried to pass fake bills. I don't think that any words mean anything in a black mouth. Everyone has observed the at times charming, at times comical way blacks will pick up phrases en bloc and cram them into inappropriate applications. Occassionally it works and they preserve an older way of saying something. Usually it's recognizably the behavior of a child learning the language clumsily.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Currahee

    “I don’t think that any words mean anything in a black mouth.”
    Yes, start here.

  38. @Hans
    I just LOVE the name Jurnee!

    Replies: @usNthem, @Reg Cæsar

    And the typical spelling issues…

  39. The rocks and the streams and the trees amongst all the other manifestations of nature are worthy of our devotions . The “one god” is a tyrant that only seeks to enslave the spirit of mankind . I don’t know for sure what to make of the Jews killing Jesus . But what are you going to do if you’re hungry ?

  40. OT, but WTF. Teachers are resigning because they have to teach from school while the students learn virtually at home. Channel surfing and Chris Cuomo had a teary eyed teacher saying she couldn’t go to school where she might get sick. Probably goes food shopping though. Schools opening or staying virtual could be a big factor in the elections. All politics are local.

    • Replies: @Abolish_public_education
    @Buffalo Joe

    Public school teachers (babysitters) will vote, whether they clock-in from school or home.

    But as government workers, they should be disenfranchised.

    Also, public (especially union) workers should receive their share of tax dollars via EBT. That way attempts to use such cards for political action, or other proscribed uses, can be e-denied.

  41. Hate to break it to them, but “Lovecraft Country” consists of Rhode Island, Antarctica, the planet Venus, and the Dream Dimension. Somebody’s gotta tell ’em. Nah, we’ll just sit back and let them make fools of themselves.

    “Nyarlathotep? He said ‘hotep’!” That racist cracka be all appropriating the names of our Egyptian Kangz, an sheeit. It fills my black body with the burning rage of a thousand gentle giants.”

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    "Sit your ass down. You polabear the Nyar, you end up with no arms. Or just become a black body without a soul."

    "What?"

    "Man. Black people don't have NO IDEA what they be messin' with."

    "... You hear dat hammering out of the Floyd's coffin?"

    , @Clifford Brown
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    A fictionalized Massachusetts is the location most used by Lovecraft.

  42. Anonymous[546] • Disclaimer says:

    Media on the right is so weak they can’t budge the needle with leak of outrageous George Floyd bodycam video?

    It appears so for now.

    But wait Trump finally called out BLM as “marxist” today….. that is real progress.

    Did Trump see the bodycam video and decide now was the time to begin undermining BLM legitimacy?

    GEORGE FLOYD NEEDS TO BE MOCKED RELENTLESSLY

    Debunk this destructive hoax.

  43. Yog Sothoth for president.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @M. Murcek

    You might well be getting Shub Niggurath instead. Iä! Iä!

  44. @Anonymous
    Meanwhile, Zombie Robin Williams is back from the dead, and wowing the crowds with his hilarious take on Joe Biden:

    https://youtu.be/OQ0V8EY_gGY

    Replies: @Prester John

    If Ramblin’ Amblin’ Mumblin’ Stumblin’ Joe is elected, it’s even money he will be in the booby hatch (St. Elizabeth’s of Georgetown?) by spring.

  45. Nauseating family, these Smolletts.

  46. @Reg Cæsar

    “Oh, the rage,” she howls, “the rage I feel in my body.”
     
    There's an app for that. And an opioid. Maybe even an appioid.

    When Smollett’s latest project, HBO’s Lovecraft Country, a highly anticipated horror, sci-fi, period mashup that revisits the atrocities of Jim Crow America...
     
    Such as authors naming their cats Ni🎷🎷er Man?

    It's enough to make any poor soul 🍉choly.


    We're building our own motherf***ing table
     
    Thanks. We've been asking you to do so for a century and a half. In Jim Crow's America.

    Replies: @Joe Stalin, @bruce county, @Cortes, @Buck Ransom, @Bartleby the Scrivner

    You getting real creative lately Reg.

  47. “Oh, the rage I feel in my body.” It’s always the body and the hair. What no soul?

    • Replies: @Rouetheday
    @Buffalo Joe

    As my grandfather used to say, "They may have 'soul', but they don't have 'a soul'.

  48. @wren
    I saw Jurnee in "Birds Of Prey," when she played a white woman. Luckily, she was filled with rage, which was apparently perfect for the role.

    While many people were happy with Smollett's casting, some took issue with her race, given that Black Canary is white in the comics. "It brought a rage out inside of me, which was great for Canary," Smollett said.
     
    That movie was directed by a Chinese woman and written by a hapa Taiwanese British woman.

    But when can the US collect reparations from the smolletts for all the injustice they have harmed the country with?

    Replies: @wren

    Jurnee’s superpower in the movie is the ability to scream in rage.

    She can knock people off their feet with her ability to scream in rage at all the soda and fish and having to play a white character.

    • Replies: @anon
    @wren

    Scream? Looks more like her breath to me.

  49. anonymous[117] • Disclaimer says:
    @syonredux

    In the fraught, sweaty days following the police killing of George Floyd, Jurnee Smollett has been working through a battery of emotions: There was profound grief, then fear, anxiety and, now, rage.

    “Oh, the rage,” she howls, “the rage I feel in my body.”
     
    Shouldn't that be "the rage I feel in my BLACK body?" I mean, we want to be as Woke as possible, right?

    Lovecraft Country is an upcoming HBO horror series (starring Jurnee Smollett, sister of Jussie Smollett) that reveals the true secret behind H.P. Lovecraft’s concept of unimaginable “cosmic evil.” You’ll never guess, but it turns out the most horrible evil in the universe is … White Supremacy!
     
    Get Woke, Steve. The Klan is far more terrifying than Great Cthulhu....


    https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1454614395i/27174285._SR1200,630_.jpg

    Replies: @syonredux, @anonymous

    Alright, as long as we are being silly, who would perform best as Great Cthulhu in a movie (no Hillary jokes, please)?
    My own pick would be David Warner, although he may be too old for the part.

    • Replies: @syonredux
    @anonymous


    Alright, as long as we are being silly, who would perform best as Great Cthulhu in a movie (no Hillary jokes, please)?
    My own pick would be David Warner, although he may be too old for the part.
     
    If we are being serious, the answer is no one. Cthulhu is too alien for a human actor. Nyarlathotep is the only one of HPL's cosmic beings that could be portrayed by a human, as we are explicitly told that he occasionally takes on a human guise :

    go out among men and find the ways thereof, that He in the Gulf may know. To Nyarlathotep, Mighty Messenger, must all things be told. And He shall put on the semblance of men, the waxen mask and the robe that hides, and come down from the world of Seven Suns to mock. . . .
     
    -The Whisperer in Darkness


    Of course, Nyarlathotep's favorite form is that of The Black Man:

    The evilly grinning beldame still clutched him, and beyond the table stood a figure he had never seen before—a tall, lean man of dead black colouration but without the slightest sign of negroid features; wholly devoid of either hair or beard, and wearing as his only garment a shapeless robe of some heavy black fabric.
     
    "Dreams in the Witch-House"


    And I tend to think that Hollywood would frown on something that un-Woke:

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/c1/4d/13/c14d13217b805fbbf95ae58236fdaef5.jpg

    Replies: @anonymous

  50. That name “Misha”…..some kinda Polack maybe?

  51. @Altai
    I love how they specifically call her an activist and then mere words later vaguely refer to her borther's 'scandal' as if it were an affair and not connected with her's or her parents 'activism'.

    Papa Smollet is Jewish and according to Jussie would: "kill you if you called him white". That's an interesting arena for a discussion on race and identity. No? Okay.


    "no longer asking for a seat at the table. We're building our own motherf***ing table"
     
    Really? Cool. What's being done? Oh, okay, you just said it because it looks cool in a quote. The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends towards 30 somethings talking like they're a 15 year old Tumblr poster.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Altai, This is good news. For years Whites have been saying “Why do we have to save you a seat, build your own table.” I mean if they really mean it.

    • Replies: @Altai
    @Buffalo Joe

    That's my point, I don't believe it. Smollet just came off her biggest payday after being deliberately cast as a comic book character that was previously always depicted as white and now in bloody Lovecraft?

    And what's the point of all the insane thingsthathappened.txt stories about her family being racially abused in LA during the 90s/00s (American History X was a highly representative documentary) if not to extort from the same table.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

  52. Asians, remember that white men are your enemy!

    Running through the park was a cancer scientist and mother of two. The instinctual thought of the [criminal] was rape and murder.

    No amount of crime, rape, or murder will ever be enough to make these insane [voters] realize [criminals] are not fit for society.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8597411/Scientist-mom-two-43-murdered-body-dumped-creek-daily-run.html

    It’s not bad enough he did this, he had to do it to a cancer researcher.

    • Replies: @anonymous
    @J.Ross


    Asians, remember that white men are your enemy!
     
    White nationalists like Steve and Steve Bannon don't want more Asian immigration. Specifically Bannon does not like Indian managers coming to the US and taking the lead at tech companies. Liberals are fine with it. So even though white nationalists favor law and order on balance from a South Asian perspective who is group to favor more? Objectively are white nationalists the enemy?

    Replies: @Ben tillman, @J.Ross

    , @YetAnotherAnon
    @J.Ross

    This white girl was primed for her death by her education and media. Drunk, 4 foot 11, pretty.

    "It's OK, this guy I knew from school will walk me home, I'll be OK"

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8598321/Mother-Keeley-Bunker-shares-heartbreaking-tribute-murdered-barmaid.html

    "Streete was also convicted of forcing a girl to perform oral sex on her 16th birthday, raping a 19-year-old and and sexually assaulting a 15-year-old schoolgirl."

    Unfortunately they only came forward after the guy was a murder suspect. Looks like the feminists are right and a lot of rapes are still unreported even now.


    Another woman added: 'I believed that it was my fault [that I was raped] as I went back to his house when he invited me and then kissed him.

    'It wasn't until I heard the sad news concerning Keeley that I found the courage to tell someone.
     

    It's not your fault if your car is stolen when you leave it unlocked and the keys in the ignition, but it's still not a sensible thing to do. You can see why she thought the court experience might not be a nice one.

    Replies: @El Dato

    , @FPD72
    @J.Ross

    Ms. Sen’s body was found literally a block from where my parents used to live. The Chisum Trail is a bike/jogging path that runs through parks and transmission line right-of-ways in a neighborhood built in the 1990s; I rode by bike on it several times.

    The “person of interest,” Bakari Moncrief, was filmed by the Ring doorbell of the home he burglarized and was recorded saying “I ain’t no coward.” When he arrested at a gas station he again said, “I ain’t no coward.” DNA samples were taken and will do doubt be used to try to link him to the victim’s body. Since she wasn’t shot, there’s a good chance the murderer was in contact with her body.

    Wasn’t there a killing of a Georgia jogger recently that got a lot of press? For some reason I’m guessing this killing doesn’t attract nearly as much attention. I just can’t put my mental finger on the reason for my doubt. Something about narratives.

    , @The Wild Geese Howard
    @J.Ross

    It's even worse people like this are in Texas in the first place.

  53. Isn’t every black celebrity an activist by default? Is there any point to these redundant titles other than fake racial adulation?

    • Replies: @guest
    @anon

    Maybe, except I don't actually know what an "activist" is. Not sure anyone else does, either.

  54. Didn’t Lovecraft himself view blacks with contempt?

    • Replies: @guest
    @Ragnar White

    They're just using the guy's name. No need to pay his estate or anything, since I think his stuff is in the public domain by now.

    This show is based on a book by some guy who looks like this:

    https://www.riseupdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/MR-Cover-1000x500.jpg

    He married Lovecraftian horror and Jim Crow without doing the obvious black monsters terrorizing white women.

    HBO appears to be repeating its failure with Watchmen, produced by this conman:

    https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s---dYAYBHF--/c_fill,fl_progressive,g_center,h_900,q_80,w_1600/yazi49tf1jakfrfrntch.jpg

    No one needed to pay Alan Moore, either. Not because he's long dead, but because he has principles of one sort or another. (Probably Moore is "problematic," considering he's a white male in his 60s.) Lindelof continued the story of a fake alien invasion of NYC intended to avert nuclear war by restricting it to race politics in Tulsa, Oklahoma for no discernable reason.

    Aside from the obvious reason of negromania.

  55. Imma start working on my modernized Lovecraft story.

    The Blackness Out Of Space.

    Maybe I can get a Hugo award winning writer to help me with it!

    • LOL: El Dato
  56. Raised by a single mom, and now raising her child by herself. Rage indeed.

  57. Smollett’s father, a Russian-Polish Jew

  58. She believes Jussie. She believes.

  59. @Hans
    I just LOVE the name Jurnee!

    Replies: @usNthem, @Reg Cæsar

    I just LOVE the name Jurnee!

    “…Smollett, agreeing to address the incident for the first time publicly, maintains her brother’s innocence.”

    Don’t stop believing…

  60. The lyingpress wants you to know that tomorrow Trump will be subpoena’d by the State of New York over banking transactions which are all but guaranteed to be both a nothingburger and a reminder of nothingburgers past.
    The lyingpress doesn’t want you to know that youtuber Kip Simpson has been keeping track of a certain huge national story, which has gone wierdly unreported at the national level. Perhaps a sample (below more tag) will suggest an overall theme to this phenomenon:

    [MORE]

    FBI ARRESTS MULTIPLE DEMOCRAT OFFICIALS IN ‘SHOCKING’ BRIBES FOR VOTES SCANDAL

    [Open]

    ATLANTA DEMOCRATS PANIC AS GRAND JURY INDICTS COUNCILMAN FOR FRAUD

    [Open]

    FORMER DEMOCRAT CONGRESSMAN CHARGED FOR STUFFING BALLOTS, BRIBERY

    [Open]

    FBI ARRESTS DEMOCRAT LA COUNCILMAN ‘WORST CORRUPTION SCANDAL IN ALMOST A CENTURY’

    [Open]

  61. Anonymous[504] • Disclaimer says:

    It is interesting how mid-caste Blacks, despite the vaunted wraiths of wraithcism, seem to really love cheesy horror tropes (tbf, the women go more to the erotic, Anne-Ricey stuff, in line w/ women generally). cf. the “Horror Noire” documentary on Shudder

  62. @Angular momentum
    Her kid’s name is hunter, is there a whiter name than hunter?

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @ben tillman

    Her kid’s name is hunter, is there a whiter name than hunter?

    Jordan Peele.

    • LOL: donut
  63. “If you want to understand why schools aren’t better, you have to look at White parents.”

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/big-picture-parenting/202007/are-white-parents-part-the-problem-public-education

  64. Bitch certainly has the Innsmouth look. I wonder what her cat is named?

    Lastly: she claims she’s building her own table (sure) but can’t be troubled to build her own mythos.

  65. @AnotherDad

    Smollett’s gotten awfully good at channeling that rage, she says, convening with Black Lives Matter allies in church basements and Los Angeles streets whenever she can steal time away from her 3-year-old son, Hunter, for whom she doesn’t currently have regular childcare.
     
    Uh, isn't the "regular childcare" for a 3-year old supposed to be ... you!

    The rest of us can suffer along for a while without your acting, while you take care of your kid.

    Replies: @Anon7

    … whenever she can steal time away from her 3-year-old son, Hunter, for whom she doesn’t currently have regular childcare.

    That’s a dog whistle to well-to-do white women, to induce white guilt over the fact that their privilege is still there. Not only does Smollett not have the income for an au pair (systemic racism) nor does she get Headstart pre-school coverage (Republican political racism), she also has to “steal time” from her son, an obvious reference to slavery times (racism racism).

    • Replies: @jon
    @Anon7


    she also has to “steal time” from her son
     
    I thought that was some kind of oblique reference to "colored people time," which the Smithsonian recently confirmed was a real thing.

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/the-smithsonian-explains-white-culture/?highlight=smithsonian
    , @ben tillman
    @Anon7


    That’s a dog whistle to well-to-do white women, to induce white guilt over the fact that their privilege is still there.
     
    How do you figure that? Her income is above the 99th percentile for white women.

    Replies: @Anon7

    , @El Dato
    @Anon7

    You missed the one where


    during the Rodney King riots of ’92, Janet Smollett had her children out in the street, holding up signs. Jurnee was just 5 at the time.
     
    Forced to do child slave labor against supremacism.

    And

    If it were not for the pandemic ravaging her city
     
    Even COVID-19 is being all whiteist and anti-semitic, riding like Cossacks, impacting disproportionally.

    Replies: @Anon7

  66. @Reg Cæsar

    “Oh, the rage,” she howls, “the rage I feel in my body.”
     
    There's an app for that. And an opioid. Maybe even an appioid.

    When Smollett’s latest project, HBO’s Lovecraft Country, a highly anticipated horror, sci-fi, period mashup that revisits the atrocities of Jim Crow America...
     
    Such as authors naming their cats Ni🎷🎷er Man?

    It's enough to make any poor soul 🍉choly.


    We're building our own motherf***ing table
     
    Thanks. We've been asking you to do so for a century and a half. In Jim Crow's America.

    Replies: @Joe Stalin, @bruce county, @Cortes, @Buck Ransom, @Bartleby the Scrivner

    At least she’s not “tired”.

    • Replies: @Anonymousse
    @Cortes


    At least she’s not “tired”.
     
    In the words of that ol’ time negro preacher Hillary Clinton...

    “She don’t feel noways tahr-ed”

    https://youtu.be/OBVzR8afMwM
  67. Hey does anybody here remember the movie “Singles” ?

    This has nothing to do with that but WTF ?

    Too much smooching for me .

    Typical OT donut rambling you say . What could be more OT than what the the saga of this half breed clan ? What do you think ? Are these White boys throwing rocks in Portland or just trying to pay off a mortgage ?

  68. @Chrisnonymous
    @kaganovitch

    No Polish jokes in that list?

    How many Poles does it take to remove a dead fish from the yard? Etc.

    Replies: @Captain Mccluskey, @Intelligent Dasein

    How many Poles does it take to remove a dead fish from the yard?

    Just one, but the dead ones ain’t biting on much.

  69. @mmack
    “ that reveals the true secret behind H.P. Lovecraft’s concept of unimaginable “cosmic evil.” You’ll never guess, but it turns out the most horrible evil in the universe is … White Supremacy!”

    I thought the most horrible evil would be Jurnee playing the part of Cthulhu. Heh, shows what I know. 😏

    Replies: @Neoconned, @reactionry, @stillCARealist, @SFG

    Im actually a pretty literate person for my region & i didn’t know who lovecraft was til my college yrs….

    I don’t think her series will have that big a following…..Lovecraft is already kinda a fringe cult figure.

    I literally think they’re fishing for demons w a somewhat questionable past…..i don’t think Lovecraft has enough of a mainstream following to make her goof series even moderately successful….

  70. But shouldn’t Lovecraft be cancelled for his . . . white supremacy?

  71. Lovecraft Country may well be bad, but Lovecraft’s stories are largely about race. Some can be read as allegorical defenses of the white supremacy he explicitly affirmed in his political essays; the half-human, half-fish creatures in “The Shadow Over Innsmouth,” like Wilbur Whateley in “The Dunwich Horror,” emerge from the fever dreams of the most fanatical opponents of interracial marriage. But intra-racial breeding is no less a horror for Lovecraft; consider Delapore, the narrator of “The Rats in the Walls,” haunted and ultimately consumed by the memories inherited from ancestors centuries back, inherited memories which set Normans apart from Saxons, Nordics from Mediterraneans, etc. Indeed, Lovecraft never holds out hope that there can be an escape from horror. He may have preferred white supremacy to any other arrangement, but that does not mean that he would deny that it was a horror. On the contrary, it was the horror he chose in preference to the other horrors that were available.

  72. @notsaying
    Lady, nobody believes your brother.

    They feel sorry for you so they tune you out when you defend him. I would suggest you stop doing that. Patience and tolerance only last so long. He did his crimes over a year ago. I would say you are already on borrowed time.

    Something tells me that you are not so spectacularly talented that people will keep hiring you if you don't stop insisting he was innocent. One HBO series isn't going to save your career. And if you can't help support your jobless brother, who will?

    Replies: @Jesse, @DextersLabRat, @AKAHorace

    Hollywood has been majorly pushing many young, zero-talent, black/white mixed race women lately. Zoe Kravitz and Zendaya are the biggest ones. It happened countless times with white women (remember Meg Ryan?) so I’m not particularly bothered. But at least the Meg Ryans had the sense not to become annoying activists (that part comes after they stop getting roles offered).

    • Replies: @anonymous
    @DextersLabRat

    To be fair, almost no actors are talented. Let's see, we've got Meryl Streep and Daniel Day-Lewis and Gary Oldman.....uhhhh, that's about it.


    David Cross had a funny bit about this.

    "Acting is the easiest fucking job in the world."

    "James Lipton has these movie stars on and acts like they're Shakespeare. It's so nauseating. Because it's actually someone like....Julia Roberts??? *confused shrug*"

    , @The Wild Geese Howard
    @DextersLabRat


    Hollywood has been majorly pushing many young, zero-talent, black/white mixed race women lately.
     
    The daughters of Coudenhove-Kalergi are all over the music industry.
  73. … When Smollett’s latest project, HBO’s Lovecraft Country, a highly anticipated horror, sci-fi, period mashup that revisits the atrocities of Jim Crow America, makes its debut Aug. 16, it will inevitably be trumpeted for its timeliness.

    Isn’t that now the plot of every movie and TV show in the current year?

    The notion infuriates its star. “We’re telling the story of heroes that go on a quest to disrupt white supremacy, and it’s maddening that in the year 2020 it’s still relevant,” she says, adding that the series, from Jordan Peele, J.J. Abrams and Underground’s Misha Green,…

    But of course. America is just one big street-mural of racism and injustice to all the Ellis-Island people. White people accomplished nothing of note or that was any good – they are just cardboard villains for the racially diverse heroes to curbstomp in perpetuity.

    It’s an act of negation to make Lovecraft woke, given that he was – what is the term of art now? – a racist. And yet it is an admission by talentless hacks like J.J. Abrams, who turns everything he touches into crap, that he can’t really create anything. He can only steal and vandalize.

    • Replies: @PaceLaw
    @Mr. Anon

    Interesting that mixed-race people such as Jurnee and Jordan Peele are involved in yet another HBO series about the horrors of alleged white supremacy. Peele, who has a white mom and is married to a white woman, must feel deeply conflicted about how he is viewed and accepted by the black community. That is why he’s always going on-and-on about the evils of racism, even though our current system seems to have benefited him pretty well. The angst of many mixed-race people (Colin Kaepernick, Peele, all Smolletts, etc.) is truly something to behold. https://www.outkick.com/mixed-messages-on-race-increasing-polarization/

  74. @kaganovitch
    Still, she can feel it now, coursing through her veins, as memories the actress has tried so hard to bury come flooding back. The soda cans hurled at her. The cop cars she was thrust into. The dead fish placed on her family’s lawn.

    Rest assured, none of this ever happened.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous, @R.G. Camara, @JimB, @Clifford Brown, @jon, @Buck Ransom

    Learning from her brother’s mistake, she vowed to only fabricate hate hoaxes in the far distant past.

    • Agree: HammerJack
    • LOL: Joseph Doaks
  75. @anonymous
    @syonredux

    Alright, as long as we are being silly, who would perform best as Great Cthulhu in a movie (no Hillary jokes, please)?
    My own pick would be David Warner, although he may be too old for the part.

    Replies: @syonredux

    Alright, as long as we are being silly, who would perform best as Great Cthulhu in a movie (no Hillary jokes, please)?
    My own pick would be David Warner, although he may be too old for the part.

    If we are being serious, the answer is no one. Cthulhu is too alien for a human actor. Nyarlathotep is the only one of HPL’s cosmic beings that could be portrayed by a human, as we are explicitly told that he occasionally takes on a human guise :

    go out among men and find the ways thereof, that He in the Gulf may know. To Nyarlathotep, Mighty Messenger, must all things be told. And He shall put on the semblance of men, the waxen mask and the robe that hides, and come down from the world of Seven Suns to mock. . . .

    The Whisperer in Darkness

    Of course, Nyarlathotep’s favorite form is that of The Black Man:

    The evilly grinning beldame still clutched him, and beyond the table stood a figure he had never seen before—a tall, lean man of dead black colouration but without the slightest sign of negroid features; wholly devoid of either hair or beard, and wearing as his only garment a shapeless robe of some heavy black fabric.

    “Dreams in the Witch-House”

    And I tend to think that Hollywood would frown on something that un-Woke:

    • Replies: @anonymous
    @syonredux

    Right-O, I was assuming Mr. Warner's voice would be used, and maybe eyes peering out of some computer-generated alien form.

    Replies: @syonredux

  76. ‘In the fraught, sweaty days following the police killing of George Floyd, Jurnee Smollett has been working through a battery of emotions: There was profound grief, then fear, anxiety and, now, rage.

    “Oh, the rage,” she howls, “the rage I feel in my body.”…’

    Surreal.

  77. @Anon7
    @AnotherDad

    ... whenever she can steal time away from her 3-year-old son, Hunter, for whom she doesn’t currently have regular childcare.

    That’s a dog whistle to well-to-do white women, to induce white guilt over the fact that their privilege is still there. Not only does Smollett not have the income for an au pair (systemic racism) nor does she get Headstart pre-school coverage (Republican political racism), she also has to “steal time” from her son, an obvious reference to slavery times (racism racism).

    Replies: @jon, @ben tillman, @El Dato

    she also has to “steal time” from her son

    I thought that was some kind of oblique reference to “colored people time,” which the Smithsonian recently confirmed was a real thing.

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/the-smithsonian-explains-white-culture/?highlight=smithsonian

  78. @Anon7
    @AnotherDad

    ... whenever she can steal time away from her 3-year-old son, Hunter, for whom she doesn’t currently have regular childcare.

    That’s a dog whistle to well-to-do white women, to induce white guilt over the fact that their privilege is still there. Not only does Smollett not have the income for an au pair (systemic racism) nor does she get Headstart pre-school coverage (Republican political racism), she also has to “steal time” from her son, an obvious reference to slavery times (racism racism).

    Replies: @jon, @ben tillman, @El Dato

    That’s a dog whistle to well-to-do white women, to induce white guilt over the fact that their privilege is still there.

    How do you figure that? Her income is above the 99th percentile for white women.

    • Agree: Charon
    • Replies: @Anon7
    @ben tillman

    Her income doesn't matter - she still gets to do the dog whistle. White guilt is emotional - rationality doesn't count.

  79. Actress and activist @JurneeSmollett opens up about Hollywood harassment, the trauma of brother Jussie’s public scandal and how she’s “no longer asking for a seat at the table. We’re building our own motherf***ing table”

    I’ll bet it comes with 2 pages of directions and an Allen key.

  80. no longer asking for a seat at the table. We’re building our own motherf***ing table”

    Somehow I get the feeling a white person using such crude language would get very different treatment.

    • Agree: bruce county
  81. from Jordan Peele, J.J. Abrams and Underground’s Misha Green

    So the black jew is working with another black and two jews on a movie about the horrors of white supremacy – very brave, very 2020.

    • Agree: Charon
  82. @Jesse
    @notsaying

    Eh. A lot of the major outlets, including the blogs, are trying to retcon this. Their commenters, including the most painfully orthodox leftists, are all "wtf"? But it just keeps going on. That shows that TPTB want the narrative to continue. So they'll keep hiring the family, and may try to rehabilitate Jussie, in the face of rabid opposition.

    Replies: @Colin Wright, @JMcG

    ‘Eh. A lot of the major outlets, including the blogs, are trying to retcon this. Their commenters, including the most painfully orthodox leftists, are all “wtf”? But it just keeps going on. That shows that TPTB want the narrative to continue. So they’ll keep hiring the family, and may try to rehabilitate Jussie, in the face of rabid opposition.’

    That’d definitely be a case of ‘the worse the better.’

    Try to rehabilitate Jussie Smollett, please. There are still some that need their noses firmly rubbed in this big shit sandwich we’re all being fed.

    …that metaphor’s a mess, but the point is clear.

  83. @Angular momentum
    Her kid’s name is hunter, is there a whiter name than hunter?

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @ben tillman

    Her kid’s name is hunter, is there a whiter name than hunter?

    Jäger?

  84. @Calvin Hobbes
    Caption, from picture of Smollett kids and their mom, at linked Hollywood Reporter article:

    “From left: Jake, Jojo, Jurnee, mom Janet, Jazz, Jocqui and Jussie celebrating Janet’s 65th birthday in 2017. The family put out a cookbook in 2018 and, before that, hosted a Food Network show, Smollett Eats.“

    The next one would have been Jacuzzi.

    But it would have been even more fun if Janet had named them all George.

    Replies: @black sea, @Alden, @Jim Don Bob

    The most remarkable thing about her story is that she has a son whose name doesn’t begin with the letter “J.”

    • LOL: R.G. Camara
    • Replies: @Captain Tripps
    @black sea

    She should have named her son Jaeger. Then it would remain consistent within the family naming dynamic.

  85. @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)
    " With the legal case ongoing ... [Jurnee] Smollett is limited in what she can say."

    Was Jurnee involved in any way in Jussie's crimes? If not, why -- and by whom -- is she "limited in what she can say"?

    Replies: @R.G. Camara

    Yeah, that kind of statement makes no sense given what we know about the case.

    Unless she is afraid of incriminating Jussie. Or herself.

    If I were a prosecutor on this case and wanted a conviction (the two are not naturally linked in Chicago or with lefties), and I read that, I would immediately try to get a warrant and start surveillance on her, and investigate her connection here.

    Maybe they share an agent and the agent hinted to both of them that staging a hate crime would be a good way to up their Q rating, and only Jussie made the effort.

  86. @Buffalo Joe
    @Altai

    Altai, This is good news. For years Whites have been saying "Why do we have to save you a seat, build your own table." I mean if they really mean it.

    Replies: @Altai

    That’s my point, I don’t believe it. Smollet just came off her biggest payday after being deliberately cast as a comic book character that was previously always depicted as white and now in bloody Lovecraft?

    And what’s the point of all the insane thingsthathappened.txt stories about her family being racially abused in LA during the 90s/00s (American History X was a highly representative documentary) if not to extort from the same table.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Altai

    Altai, and with Obama's presidency they had a seat at the head of the table, with Holder, Jarret, Rice, et al, at his right hand. "Build That Table"

  87. @Buffalo Joe
    OT, but WTF. Teachers are resigning because they have to teach from school while the students learn virtually at home. Channel surfing and Chris Cuomo had a teary eyed teacher saying she couldn't go to school where she might get sick. Probably goes food shopping though. Schools opening or staying virtual could be a big factor in the elections. All politics are local.

    Replies: @Abolish_public_education

    Public school teachers (babysitters) will vote, whether they clock-in from school or home.

    But as government workers, they should be disenfranchised.

    Also, public (especially union) workers should receive their share of tax dollars via EBT. That way attempts to use such cards for political action, or other proscribed uses, can be e-denied.

    • Agree: Buffalo Joe
  88. They’re angry and they’re shrewish,
    They’re lying and me-too-ish,
    They’re also partly Jewish,
    The Smollett Family.

    Their house is full of nooses,
    Which they put to shady uses,
    They take us all for gooses,
    The Smollett Family.

    It won’t work if you sue ’em,
    You’re tempted to say, Screw ’em,
    We’re gonna interview ’em,
    The Smollett Fa-mi-ly.

    Snap, snap.

  89. anonymous[400] • Disclaimer says:

    Although she’s a focal point for all this she didn’t hire herself. It’s HBO running this, putting anti-white hate propaganda out on the airwaves. Who’s running HBO?

    • Agree: Stan d Mute
  90. she’s “no longer asking for a seat at the table. We’re building our own motherf***ing table”

    Her terms are acceptable.

  91. @SF
    I guess "Jurnee Smollett, brother of Jessie Smollett," is a typo. Or iwas she born a man?

    Replies: @Lurker, @Bannon

    What’s happened to Jogger, the quieter sibling?

    • LOL: Mr McKenna, Muggles
  92. You’ll never guess, but it turns out the most horrible evil in the universe is … White Supremacy!

    Indeed. Seeing Cthulhu sends people mad. Whereas the mere thought of White Supremacy has the same effect. Clearly one is far more dreadful than the other.

  93. @Half Canadian
    I'm going to go out on a limb and say that Lovecraft Country will be like HBO's Watchmen, where it will be critically acclaimed, but not find an audience and will be canceled.

    Replies: @Percy Gryce, @PaceLaw

    Lovecraft Country is at least the sixth sci-fi/horror franchise to get the woke treatment in the last couple of years.

    The other five were all critical favorites and audience failures (judged by Rotten Tomato scores):

    Star Trek: Discovery, C=81%, A=42%
    Twilight Zone, C=69%, A=50%
    Watchmen, C=95%, A=55%
    Star Trek: Picard, C=87%, A=57%
    Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, C=75%, A=48%

    Will Hollywood get the message that: you get woke, you go broke?

    Or are sci-fi/horror properties like local police, tending to the conservative and so necessarily to be stomped out?

    • Thanks: Mr McKenna, DCThrowback
    • Replies: @S. Anonyia
    @Percy Gryce

    Sometimes I wonder if tv becoming so woke in the past 5 years is not just a result of diversity casting, but also due to a sudden oversupply of black actors who will work for cheap. Someone should look into this.

  94. anonymous[104] • Disclaimer says:
    @J.Ross
    Asians, remember that white men are your enemy!

    Running through the park was a cancer scientist and mother of two. The instinctual thought of the [criminal] was rape and murder.

    No amount of crime, rape, or murder will ever be enough to make these insane [voters] realize [criminals] are not fit for society.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8597411/Scientist-mom-two-43-murdered-body-dumped-creek-daily-run.html

    It's not bad enough he did this, he had to do it to a cancer researcher.

    Replies: @anonymous, @YetAnotherAnon, @FPD72, @The Wild Geese Howard

    Asians, remember that white men are your enemy!

    White nationalists like Steve and Steve Bannon don’t want more Asian immigration. Specifically Bannon does not like Indian managers coming to the US and taking the lead at tech companies. Liberals are fine with it. So even though white nationalists favor law and order on balance from a South Asian perspective who is group to favor more? Objectively are white nationalists the enemy?

    • Replies: @Ben tillman
    @anonymous

    Liberals are not “fine with it”.

    Replies: @Hippopotamusdrome, @Paco Wové

    , @J.Ross
    @anonymous

    Irrelevant, the unstated question was about the safety of Asians now living here. Of course, we may see a decline in immigration, if there's more vibrant diversity like this.

  95. @anon
    That picture of Jurnee looks like a woman who really, really is about to demand to Speak To The Manager and she Won't Take No For An Answer!

    Hmm. KarUn? LaKarEeshNuh? I'll hafta think about it for a while.


    PS: If she needs child care for her 3 year old, where's Daddy? Hmm? Where he at? Is it Ok to ask that question?

    Replies: @Giancarlo M. Kumquat

    I am guessing she didn’t honor dear old dad by having a baby with a Two-job jew. I think she went with a no-job blacketty-black.

  96. @mmack
    “ that reveals the true secret behind H.P. Lovecraft’s concept of unimaginable “cosmic evil.” You’ll never guess, but it turns out the most horrible evil in the universe is … White Supremacy!”

    I thought the most horrible evil would be Jurnee playing the part of Cthulhu. Heh, shows what I know. 😏

    Replies: @Neoconned, @reactionry, @stillCARealist, @SFG

    Jurnee is a hideous thing.

  97. @Clifford Brown
    In fairness, White Supremacy is what constitutes a cosmic horor in our current society. A sort of unknowable, Ancient Evil arising from the Old Ones that is always waiting in the depth of the oceans inflicting misfortune and unspeakable horror upon mortals by his mere dreaming.

    Replies: @Stan d Mute

    In fairness, White Supremacy is what constitutes a cosmic horor in our current society.

    Two of the most superstitious groups I’ve seen are Jews and negroes. So it’s little surprise that they each obsess over what is essentially white mojo.

    👌🏻

  98. White supremacy and racism will exist as long as malicious blacks can take out their resentment and conscious inadequacies on white people, and employ the shabby old myths as cover. They afford blacks means of blaming all their problems on someone else and enhancing illusory moral superiority at the same time.

    Who would give that up?

  99. @Anon7
    @AnotherDad

    ... whenever she can steal time away from her 3-year-old son, Hunter, for whom she doesn’t currently have regular childcare.

    That’s a dog whistle to well-to-do white women, to induce white guilt over the fact that their privilege is still there. Not only does Smollett not have the income for an au pair (systemic racism) nor does she get Headstart pre-school coverage (Republican political racism), she also has to “steal time” from her son, an obvious reference to slavery times (racism racism).

    Replies: @jon, @ben tillman, @El Dato

    You missed the one where

    during the Rodney King riots of ’92, Janet Smollett had her children out in the street, holding up signs. Jurnee was just 5 at the time.

    Forced to do child slave labor against supremacism.

    And

    If it were not for the pandemic ravaging her city

    Even COVID-19 is being all whiteist and anti-semitic, riding like Cossacks, impacting disproportionally.

    • Replies: @Anon7
    @El Dato

    "Even COVID-19 is being all whiteist and anti-semitic, riding like Cossacks, impacting disproportionally."

    Here in Michigan, the fact that Covid-19 has disproportionately affected obese, diabetic blacks with heart disease and high blood pressure is considered proof of systemic racism that must be addressed. Detroit blacks must be given better schools, better stores with better food, more money on their EBT cards, etc.

  100. Can we have some kind of reality TV/professional wrestling tag team type thing with the Kardashians vs. the Smolletts?

    How about an X-rated version where they all get chain saws? Tell a little white lie and give them the impression the winner gets to live.

    • LOL: Charon
  101. Poor Lovecraft. The plot of his most famous story, ” The Shadow Over Innsmouth”, has to do with an alien race miscegnating with human women, resulting in horrible, misshapen half-breeds who spread terror and devastation over the peaceful New England countryside Lovecraft loved.
    Crazy, huh?

    • Replies: @Ray P
    @anon

    It happens to Innsmouth because of a white sea-captain's lust for gold in Polynesia.

  102. @notsaying
    Lady, nobody believes your brother.

    They feel sorry for you so they tune you out when you defend him. I would suggest you stop doing that. Patience and tolerance only last so long. He did his crimes over a year ago. I would say you are already on borrowed time.

    Something tells me that you are not so spectacularly talented that people will keep hiring you if you don't stop insisting he was innocent. One HBO series isn't going to save your career. And if you can't help support your jobless brother, who will?

    Replies: @Jesse, @DextersLabRat, @AKAHorace

    Something tells me that you are not so spectacularly talented that people will keep hiring you if you don’t stop insisting he was innocent. One HBO series isn’t going to save your career. And if you can’t help support your jobless brother, who will?

    .

    Well he is family, you can’t blame her for saying anything for him

  103. @Calvin Hobbes
    Caption, from picture of Smollett kids and their mom, at linked Hollywood Reporter article:

    “From left: Jake, Jojo, Jurnee, mom Janet, Jazz, Jocqui and Jussie celebrating Janet’s 65th birthday in 2017. The family put out a cookbook in 2018 and, before that, hosted a Food Network show, Smollett Eats.“

    The next one would have been Jacuzzi.

    But it would have been even more fun if Janet had named them all George.

    Replies: @black sea, @Alden, @Jim Don Bob

    After jacuzzi would be the twin boys, jackass and jackoff.

  104. anonymous[751] • Disclaimer says:
    @DextersLabRat
    @notsaying

    Hollywood has been majorly pushing many young, zero-talent, black/white mixed race women lately. Zoe Kravitz and Zendaya are the biggest ones. It happened countless times with white women (remember Meg Ryan?) so I'm not particularly bothered. But at least the Meg Ryans had the sense not to become annoying activists (that part comes after they stop getting roles offered).

    Replies: @anonymous, @The Wild Geese Howard

    To be fair, almost no actors are talented. Let’s see, we’ve got Meryl Streep and Daniel Day-Lewis and Gary Oldman…..uhhhh, that’s about it.

    David Cross had a funny bit about this.

    “Acting is the easiest fucking job in the world.”

    “James Lipton has these movie stars on and acts like they’re Shakespeare. It’s so nauseating. Because it’s actually someone like….Julia Roberts??? *confused shrug*

  105. @J.Ross
    Asians, remember that white men are your enemy!

    Running through the park was a cancer scientist and mother of two. The instinctual thought of the [criminal] was rape and murder.

    No amount of crime, rape, or murder will ever be enough to make these insane [voters] realize [criminals] are not fit for society.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8597411/Scientist-mom-two-43-murdered-body-dumped-creek-daily-run.html

    It's not bad enough he did this, he had to do it to a cancer researcher.

    Replies: @anonymous, @YetAnotherAnon, @FPD72, @The Wild Geese Howard

    This white girl was primed for her death by her education and media. Drunk, 4 foot 11, pretty.

    “It’s OK, this guy I knew from school will walk me home, I’ll be OK”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8598321/Mother-Keeley-Bunker-shares-heartbreaking-tribute-murdered-barmaid.html

    “Streete was also convicted of forcing a girl to perform oral sex on her 16th birthday, raping a 19-year-old and and sexually assaulting a 15-year-old schoolgirl.”

    Unfortunately they only came forward after the guy was a murder suspect. Looks like the feminists are right and a lot of rapes are still unreported even now.

    Another woman added: ‘I believed that it was my fault [that I was raped] as I went back to his house when he invited me and then kissed him.

    ‘It wasn’t until I heard the sad news concerning Keeley that I found the courage to tell someone.

    It’s not your fault if your car is stolen when you leave it unlocked and the keys in the ignition, but it’s still not a sensible thing to do. You can see why she thought the court experience might not be a nice one.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @YetAnotherAnon

    White Women need to get an asswhooping of biblical proportions to help in realignment to basic realities.

  106. one of the sickest trends in entertainment/propaganda these days is the woman warrior, the self-righteous and entitled star who fights better than any of the men she encounters. she’s gorgeous and fit and now that isn’t enough for the female ego: she must also outdo the men on the field where men have always been regarded as superior. why women need this today, I don’t know, but I think it is a sign of something ill, a desperate delusion, perhaps because women are already higher than they should be, on some level where the vertigo is strong and they must deny, deny, deny everything natural?

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Tono Bungay

    Isn't that something that has come over from the Manga Universe in the last 30 years or so?

    https://i.postimg.cc/jdwGz1Ny/Applesee-2-The-Promethean-Challenge.jpg

    , @S. Anonyia
    @Tono Bungay

    What does this have to do with the *ahem* very imaginative Smollett siblings?

    There isn't some glut of woman warriors in media (that was more of a 90s thing) except for in superheroes movies and sci-fi. And well- we are talking comic books and sci-fi. Superhero movies are inherently ridiculous and I'm sick of them. In sci-fi anything can happen...it's speculative.

    More of your energy should be directed towards analyzing why there are so many damn superhero flicks and what that says about society.

    , @J.Ross
    @Tono Bungay

    What's disturbing about this trend is that it's being forced through by outsiders who do not understand or even like the archetype they're using. It's one thing to have Lucy Lawless, physically perfect, with a supernatural character story, and spending due time on overlooked action star requirements like breaking up the mood with self-deprecating humor, and another thing to have any one of the current movie scene's out of shape bitter harridans effortlessly beating up guys because the script says so. This sounds insane but there has never been so little female dominance in mainstream entertainment, the peak was probably the 80s. Weinstein Feminism, which is less about making women look strong and more about attacking any men who aren't Harvey.

    , @Clifford Brown
    @Tono Bungay

    Oh, come on. You don't think the Israeli New Thor couldn't kick your ass?

    She is so intimidating. I almost want to carry her groceries for her.


    https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/09/05/04/43EA4ACB00000578-0-image-m-11_1504582425268.jpg

    Replies: @Anonymousse

  107. @black sea
    @Calvin Hobbes

    The most remarkable thing about her story is that she has a son whose name doesn't begin with the letter "J."

    Replies: @Captain Tripps

    She should have named her son Jaeger. Then it would remain consistent within the family naming dynamic.

    • Agree: Ben tillman
  108. @J.Ross
    Asians, remember that white men are your enemy!

    Running through the park was a cancer scientist and mother of two. The instinctual thought of the [criminal] was rape and murder.

    No amount of crime, rape, or murder will ever be enough to make these insane [voters] realize [criminals] are not fit for society.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8597411/Scientist-mom-two-43-murdered-body-dumped-creek-daily-run.html

    It's not bad enough he did this, he had to do it to a cancer researcher.

    Replies: @anonymous, @YetAnotherAnon, @FPD72, @The Wild Geese Howard

    Ms. Sen’s body was found literally a block from where my parents used to live. The Chisum Trail is a bike/jogging path that runs through parks and transmission line right-of-ways in a neighborhood built in the 1990s; I rode by bike on it several times.

    The “person of interest,” Bakari Moncrief, was filmed by the Ring doorbell of the home he burglarized and was recorded saying “I ain’t no coward.” When he arrested at a gas station he again said, “I ain’t no coward.” DNA samples were taken and will do doubt be used to try to link him to the victim’s body. Since she wasn’t shot, there’s a good chance the murderer was in contact with her body.

    Wasn’t there a killing of a Georgia jogger recently that got a lot of press? For some reason I’m guessing this killing doesn’t attract nearly as much attention. I just can’t put my mental finger on the reason for my doubt. Something about narratives.

  109. @Buffalo Joe
    "Oh, the rage I feel in my body." It's always the body and the hair. What no soul?

    Replies: @Rouetheday

    As my grandfather used to say, “They may have ‘soul’, but they don’t have ‘a soul’.

  110. @anon
    Poor Lovecraft. The plot of his most famous story, " The Shadow Over Innsmouth", has to do with an alien race miscegnating with human women, resulting in horrible, misshapen half-breeds who spread terror and devastation over the peaceful New England countryside Lovecraft loved.
    Crazy, huh?

    Replies: @Ray P

    It happens to Innsmouth because of a white sea-captain’s lust for gold in Polynesia.

  111. In Hollywood:

    she’s “no longer asking for a seat at the table. We’re building our own motherf***ing table”

    said the half-Jewish woman.

  112. @Enemy of Earth
    I'm wondering if the intellectual giants responsible for this TV series which appears to be "influenced" by Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos realize that H.P. had a very low opinion of many non-White peoples. In today's parlance he would be called a "racist."

    By today's "standards" wouldn't this be considered cultural appropriation? They're stealing wholesale from a dead White guy's work. Oh, the horror of it all. Or as H. P. put it, "the world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind."

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @anon

    realize that H.P. had a very low opinion of many non-White peoples. In today’s parlance he would be called a “racist.”

    Oh, they are fully aware.

    This is their way of giving evil whitey yet another figurative middle finger.

    There are plenty of interviews available where the cast discusses this.

  113. @anonymous
    @J.Ross


    Asians, remember that white men are your enemy!
     
    White nationalists like Steve and Steve Bannon don't want more Asian immigration. Specifically Bannon does not like Indian managers coming to the US and taking the lead at tech companies. Liberals are fine with it. So even though white nationalists favor law and order on balance from a South Asian perspective who is group to favor more? Objectively are white nationalists the enemy?

    Replies: @Ben tillman, @J.Ross

    Liberals are not “fine with it”.

    • Replies: @Hippopotamusdrome
    @Ben tillman

    Ok

    , @Paco Wové
    @Ben tillman

    Really? I've never heard a peep of dissent.

  114. @J.Ross
    Asians, remember that white men are your enemy!

    Running through the park was a cancer scientist and mother of two. The instinctual thought of the [criminal] was rape and murder.

    No amount of crime, rape, or murder will ever be enough to make these insane [voters] realize [criminals] are not fit for society.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8597411/Scientist-mom-two-43-murdered-body-dumped-creek-daily-run.html

    It's not bad enough he did this, he had to do it to a cancer researcher.

    Replies: @anonymous, @YetAnotherAnon, @FPD72, @The Wild Geese Howard

    It’s even worse people like this are in Texas in the first place.

  115. Not just any table, but a M****r F*****g Table !

    This ain’t no shit … when I was a kid going to a mostly black inner city school, I thought the ‘ LSMFT’ one saw on cigarette packs stood for “Lucky Strikes, M****r F*****g Tobacco !”

  116. @DextersLabRat
    @notsaying

    Hollywood has been majorly pushing many young, zero-talent, black/white mixed race women lately. Zoe Kravitz and Zendaya are the biggest ones. It happened countless times with white women (remember Meg Ryan?) so I'm not particularly bothered. But at least the Meg Ryans had the sense not to become annoying activists (that part comes after they stop getting roles offered).

    Replies: @anonymous, @The Wild Geese Howard

    Hollywood has been majorly pushing many young, zero-talent, black/white mixed race women lately.

    The daughters of Coudenhove-Kalergi are all over the music industry.

  117. @Altai
    @Buffalo Joe

    That's my point, I don't believe it. Smollet just came off her biggest payday after being deliberately cast as a comic book character that was previously always depicted as white and now in bloody Lovecraft?

    And what's the point of all the insane thingsthathappened.txt stories about her family being racially abused in LA during the 90s/00s (American History X was a highly representative documentary) if not to extort from the same table.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Altai, and with Obama’s presidency they had a seat at the head of the table, with Holder, Jarret, Rice, et al, at his right hand. “Build That Table”

  118. @ben tillman
    @Anon7


    That’s a dog whistle to well-to-do white women, to induce white guilt over the fact that their privilege is still there.
     
    How do you figure that? Her income is above the 99th percentile for white women.

    Replies: @Anon7

    Her income doesn’t matter – she still gets to do the dog whistle. White guilt is emotional – rationality doesn’t count.

  119. @El Dato
    @Anon7

    You missed the one where


    during the Rodney King riots of ’92, Janet Smollett had her children out in the street, holding up signs. Jurnee was just 5 at the time.
     
    Forced to do child slave labor against supremacism.

    And

    If it were not for the pandemic ravaging her city
     
    Even COVID-19 is being all whiteist and anti-semitic, riding like Cossacks, impacting disproportionally.

    Replies: @Anon7

    “Even COVID-19 is being all whiteist and anti-semitic, riding like Cossacks, impacting disproportionally.”

    Here in Michigan, the fact that Covid-19 has disproportionately affected obese, diabetic blacks with heart disease and high blood pressure is considered proof of systemic racism that must be addressed. Detroit blacks must be given better schools, better stores with better food, more money on their EBT cards, etc.

  120. @Ben tillman
    @anonymous

    Liberals are not “fine with it”.

    Replies: @Hippopotamusdrome, @Paco Wové

    Ok

  121. @mmack
    “ that reveals the true secret behind H.P. Lovecraft’s concept of unimaginable “cosmic evil.” You’ll never guess, but it turns out the most horrible evil in the universe is … White Supremacy!”

    I thought the most horrible evil would be Jurnee playing the part of Cthulhu. Heh, shows what I know. 😏

    Replies: @Neoconned, @reactionry, @stillCARealist, @SFG

    I read a series of his short horror stories and was surprised that many of them included the dreaded N word. In fact, some of his villains are primitive blacks who engage in cannibalism. I wonder if this black actress has read any Lovecraft stories?

  122. anonymous[117] • Disclaimer says:
    @syonredux
    @anonymous


    Alright, as long as we are being silly, who would perform best as Great Cthulhu in a movie (no Hillary jokes, please)?
    My own pick would be David Warner, although he may be too old for the part.
     
    If we are being serious, the answer is no one. Cthulhu is too alien for a human actor. Nyarlathotep is the only one of HPL's cosmic beings that could be portrayed by a human, as we are explicitly told that he occasionally takes on a human guise :

    go out among men and find the ways thereof, that He in the Gulf may know. To Nyarlathotep, Mighty Messenger, must all things be told. And He shall put on the semblance of men, the waxen mask and the robe that hides, and come down from the world of Seven Suns to mock. . . .
     
    -The Whisperer in Darkness


    Of course, Nyarlathotep's favorite form is that of The Black Man:

    The evilly grinning beldame still clutched him, and beyond the table stood a figure he had never seen before—a tall, lean man of dead black colouration but without the slightest sign of negroid features; wholly devoid of either hair or beard, and wearing as his only garment a shapeless robe of some heavy black fabric.
     
    "Dreams in the Witch-House"


    And I tend to think that Hollywood would frown on something that un-Woke:

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/c1/4d/13/c14d13217b805fbbf95ae58236fdaef5.jpg

    Replies: @anonymous

    Right-O, I was assuming Mr. Warner’s voice would be used, and maybe eyes peering out of some computer-generated alien form.

    • Replies: @syonredux
    @anonymous


    Right-O, I was assuming Mr. Warner’s voice would be used, and maybe eyes peering out of some computer-generated alien form.
     
    Cthulhu should never speak. And if he does, the sounds must not resemble any Earthly tongue.The distress signal in ALIEN is a good example of what Cthulhu might sound like:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_VnoLyrfdY
  123. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    Hate to break it to them, but "Lovecraft Country" consists of Rhode Island, Antarctica, the planet Venus, and the Dream Dimension. Somebody's gotta tell 'em. Nah, we'll just sit back and let them make fools of themselves.

    "Nyarlathotep? He said 'hotep'!" That racist cracka be all appropriating the names of our Egyptian Kangz, an sheeit. It fills my black body with the burning rage of a thousand gentle giants."

    Replies: @El Dato, @Clifford Brown

    “Sit your ass down. You polabear the Nyar, you end up with no arms. Or just become a black body without a soul.”

    “What?”

    “Man. Black people don’t have NO IDEA what they be messin’ with.”

    “… You hear dat hammering out of the Floyd’s coffin?”

  124. @Tono Bungay
    one of the sickest trends in entertainment/propaganda these days is the woman warrior, the self-righteous and entitled star who fights better than any of the men she encounters. she's gorgeous and fit and now that isn't enough for the female ego: she must also outdo the men on the field where men have always been regarded as superior. why women need this today, I don't know, but I think it is a sign of something ill, a desperate delusion, perhaps because women are already higher than they should be, on some level where the vertigo is strong and they must deny, deny, deny everything natural?

    Replies: @El Dato, @S. Anonyia, @J.Ross, @Clifford Brown

    Isn’t that something that has come over from the Manga Universe in the last 30 years or so?

  125. @Tono Bungay
    one of the sickest trends in entertainment/propaganda these days is the woman warrior, the self-righteous and entitled star who fights better than any of the men she encounters. she's gorgeous and fit and now that isn't enough for the female ego: she must also outdo the men on the field where men have always been regarded as superior. why women need this today, I don't know, but I think it is a sign of something ill, a desperate delusion, perhaps because women are already higher than they should be, on some level where the vertigo is strong and they must deny, deny, deny everything natural?

    Replies: @El Dato, @S. Anonyia, @J.Ross, @Clifford Brown

    What does this have to do with the *ahem* very imaginative Smollett siblings?

    There isn’t some glut of woman warriors in media (that was more of a 90s thing) except for in superheroes movies and sci-fi. And well- we are talking comic books and sci-fi. Superhero movies are inherently ridiculous and I’m sick of them. In sci-fi anything can happen…it’s speculative.

    More of your energy should be directed towards analyzing why there are so many damn superhero flicks and what that says about society.

  126. @Reg Cæsar
    Black cartoonist's work on race relations and coronavirus prompted newspapers to drop it: 'I am being silenced over white feelings'


    Bianca Xunise = A unisex cabin. Ax bi nuisance.

    Raechal [sic] Shewfelt = A flesh cartwheel.

    Replies: @Possumman

    Of all of the comics on the WashPosts comics section—6 Chicks is one of the least funniest

  127. @Calvin Hobbes
    Caption, from picture of Smollett kids and their mom, at linked Hollywood Reporter article:

    “From left: Jake, Jojo, Jurnee, mom Janet, Jazz, Jocqui and Jussie celebrating Janet’s 65th birthday in 2017. The family put out a cookbook in 2018 and, before that, hosted a Food Network show, Smollett Eats.“

    The next one would have been Jacuzzi.

    But it would have been even more fun if Janet had named them all George.

    Replies: @black sea, @Alden, @Jim Don Bob

    But it would have been even more fun if Janet had named them all George Jerkoff.

    FIFY.

  128. @YetAnotherAnon
    @J.Ross

    This white girl was primed for her death by her education and media. Drunk, 4 foot 11, pretty.

    "It's OK, this guy I knew from school will walk me home, I'll be OK"

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8598321/Mother-Keeley-Bunker-shares-heartbreaking-tribute-murdered-barmaid.html

    "Streete was also convicted of forcing a girl to perform oral sex on her 16th birthday, raping a 19-year-old and and sexually assaulting a 15-year-old schoolgirl."

    Unfortunately they only came forward after the guy was a murder suspect. Looks like the feminists are right and a lot of rapes are still unreported even now.


    Another woman added: 'I believed that it was my fault [that I was raped] as I went back to his house when he invited me and then kissed him.

    'It wasn't until I heard the sad news concerning Keeley that I found the courage to tell someone.
     

    It's not your fault if your car is stolen when you leave it unlocked and the keys in the ignition, but it's still not a sensible thing to do. You can see why she thought the court experience might not be a nice one.

    Replies: @El Dato

    White Women need to get an asswhooping of biblical proportions to help in realignment to basic realities.

    • Agree: Joseph Doaks
  129. @Percy Gryce
    @Half Canadian

    Lovecraft Country is at least the sixth sci-fi/horror franchise to get the woke treatment in the last couple of years.

    The other five were all critical favorites and audience failures (judged by Rotten Tomato scores):

    Star Trek: Discovery, C=81%, A=42%
    Twilight Zone, C=69%, A=50%
    Watchmen, C=95%, A=55%
    Star Trek: Picard, C=87%, A=57%
    Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, C=75%, A=48%

    Will Hollywood get the message that: you get woke, you go broke?

    Or are sci-fi/horror properties like local police, tending to the conservative and so necessarily to be stomped out?

    Replies: @S. Anonyia

    Sometimes I wonder if tv becoming so woke in the past 5 years is not just a result of diversity casting, but also due to a sudden oversupply of black actors who will work for cheap. Someone should look into this.

    • Thanks: Percy Gryce
  130. @Tono Bungay
    one of the sickest trends in entertainment/propaganda these days is the woman warrior, the self-righteous and entitled star who fights better than any of the men she encounters. she's gorgeous and fit and now that isn't enough for the female ego: she must also outdo the men on the field where men have always been regarded as superior. why women need this today, I don't know, but I think it is a sign of something ill, a desperate delusion, perhaps because women are already higher than they should be, on some level where the vertigo is strong and they must deny, deny, deny everything natural?

    Replies: @El Dato, @S. Anonyia, @J.Ross, @Clifford Brown

    What’s disturbing about this trend is that it’s being forced through by outsiders who do not understand or even like the archetype they’re using. It’s one thing to have Lucy Lawless, physically perfect, with a supernatural character story, and spending due time on overlooked action star requirements like breaking up the mood with self-deprecating humor, and another thing to have any one of the current movie scene’s out of shape bitter harridans effortlessly beating up guys because the script says so. This sounds insane but there has never been so little female dominance in mainstream entertainment, the peak was probably the 80s. Weinstein Feminism, which is less about making women look strong and more about attacking any men who aren’t Harvey.

  131. @Enemy of Earth
    I'm wondering if the intellectual giants responsible for this TV series which appears to be "influenced" by Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos realize that H.P. had a very low opinion of many non-White peoples. In today's parlance he would be called a "racist."

    By today's "standards" wouldn't this be considered cultural appropriation? They're stealing wholesale from a dead White guy's work. Oh, the horror of it all. Or as H. P. put it, "the world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind."

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @anon

    H.P. had a very low opinion of many non-White peoples. In today’s parlance he would be called a “racist.”

    That’s why he’s being Cancelled and unpersoned within the Woke science fiction covens, and this retconning is part of it.

  132. @wren
    @wren

    Jurnee's superpower in the movie is the ability to scream in rage.

    She can knock people off their feet with her ability to scream in rage at all the soda and fish and having to play a white character.

    https://youtu.be/sPzQcGkbeYQ

    Replies: @anon

    Scream? Looks more like her breath to me.

  133. @kaganovitch
    Still, she can feel it now, coursing through her veins, as memories the actress has tried so hard to bury come flooding back. The soda cans hurled at her. The cop cars she was thrust into. The dead fish placed on her family’s lawn.

    Rest assured, none of this ever happened.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous, @R.G. Camara, @JimB, @Clifford Brown, @jon, @Buck Ransom

    So her brother is not the only screamer in the family.

  134. @Captain Mccluskey
    @Chrisnonymous

    How many Poles does it take to stage a fake noose attack?

    Trick question. Answer is 2. Nigerians (not Poles).

    I was at a corporate Gabfest last fall where Eddie Johnson was a guest speaker (don't ask me, I didn't plan this event!). He said the big tell giving Jussie away was that any normal black guy would never nonchalantly allow a noose to remain on their neck, "dey be ripping it off their neck!!!" Smollett casually and coolly unwound the noose, and wrapped it up neatly whilst talking to CPD investigators. I wish Eddie Johnson stuck around for the Lori Lightfoot administration. Incompetent as he was, real funny dude.

    Replies: @Felix Krull

    The big tell was that his entire story was utterly insane.

  135. For all of the proclaimed wokeness of Hollywood and it’s mob, I have yet to see any ongoing film or TV project actually made in a black majority nation.

    Jamaica? All of sub Saharan Africa?

    Some of these larger countries have media production, yet none of that product is shown here (very little) and none of these Wokesters actually go to Africa to make entertainment.

    It’s almost as if they avoid black ruled nations…

  136. @Reg Cæsar

    “Oh, the rage,” she howls, “the rage I feel in my body.”
     
    There's an app for that. And an opioid. Maybe even an appioid.

    When Smollett’s latest project, HBO’s Lovecraft Country, a highly anticipated horror, sci-fi, period mashup that revisits the atrocities of Jim Crow America...
     
    Such as authors naming their cats Ni🎷🎷er Man?

    It's enough to make any poor soul 🍉choly.


    We're building our own motherf***ing table
     
    Thanks. We've been asking you to do so for a century and a half. In Jim Crow's America.

    Replies: @Joe Stalin, @bruce county, @Cortes, @Buck Ransom, @Bartleby the Scrivner

    Will the plucky Smollett siblings will be able to collect reparations payouts from both the USA and Poland — since Israel has been demanding megabucks for any unpleasantness experienced by the chosen ones during the German occupation in WW2? This could well provide enough money to defray the costs for their family carpentry project.

    One nagging question, though: aren’t tables cultural appropriation?

  137. @SF
    I guess "Jurnee Smollett, brother of Jessie Smollett," is a typo. Or iwas she born a man?

    Replies: @Lurker, @Bannon

    I guess “Jurnee Smollett, brother of Jessie Smollett,” is a typo. Or iwas she born a man?

    Not all brothers are men, you transphobic scum.

  138. @Jesse
    @notsaying

    Eh. A lot of the major outlets, including the blogs, are trying to retcon this. Their commenters, including the most painfully orthodox leftists, are all "wtf"? But it just keeps going on. That shows that TPTB want the narrative to continue. So they'll keep hiring the family, and may try to rehabilitate Jussie, in the face of rabid opposition.

    Replies: @Colin Wright, @JMcG

    Exactly right. The Secretary of Health for Pennsylvania is a fat old man who dressses up like a girl. He pulled his mother out of a nursing home in PA before requiring that nursing homes there admit people with Corona.
    The point was never that he was best for the job, but to remind the people of the state that they were helpless in the face of the left in power.

  139. @syonredux
    @syonredux


    Lovecraft Country is an upcoming HBO horror series (starring Jurnee Smollett, sister of Jussie Smollett) that reveals the true secret behind H.P. Lovecraft’s concept of unimaginable “cosmic evil.” You’ll never guess, but it turns out the most horrible evil in the universe is … White Supremacy!
     
    The series is based on a book by Matt Ruff. Part of it is available online. It's extremely Woke:

    Atticus’s shared devotion to these mostly white-authored genres
    had been a source of ongoing struggle with his father. George, as Montrose’s older brother, was largely immune to his scorn and could always
    tell him to keep his opinions to himself. Atticus didn’t have that privilege. If his father was in a mood to debate his tastes in reading, he had
    no choice but to oblige him
     

    There was usually plenty to argue about. Edgar Rice Burroughs, for
    example, offered a wealth of critical fodder with his Tarzan stories (was
    it even necessary to list all the problems Montrose had with Tarzan,
    starting with the very idea of him?), or his Barsoom series, whose
    protagonist John Carter had been a captain in the Army of Northern
    Virginia before becoming a Martian warlord. “A Confederate officer?”
    Atticus’s father had said, appalled. “That’s the hero?” When Atticus
    tried to suggest it wasn’t that bad since technically John Carter was an
    ex-Confederate, his father scoffed: “Ex-Confederate? What’s that, like
    an ex-Nazi? The man fought for slavery! You don’t get to put an ‘ex-’ in
    front of that!”

     


    Standing in front of those same shelves now, Atticus reached for a
    book bearing the Arkham House imprint: The Outsider and Others, by
    H. P. Lovecraft.
     

    Lovecraft was not an author Atticus would have expected to like.
    He wrote horror stories, which were more George’s thing, Atticus preferring adventures with happy or at least hopeful endings. But one day
    on a whim he’d decided to give Lovecraft a try, choosing at random a
    lengthy tale called “At the Mountains of Madness.”
     

    The story concerned a scientific fossil-hunting expedition to Antarctica. While scouting for new dig sites, the scientists discovered a
    mountain range with peaks higher than Everest. In a plateau in the
    mountains lay a city, built millions of years ago by a race of aliens called
    the Elder Things, or Old Ones, who came to Earth from from space during

    the Precambrian Era. Although the Old Ones had abandoned the city
    long ago, their former slaves, protoplasmic monsters called shoggoths,
    still roamed the tunnels beneath the ruins.
     


    “Shiggoths?” Atticus’s father said, when Atticus made the mistake
    of telling him about this.
    “Shoggoths,” Atticus corrected him.
    “Uh-huh. And the master race, the Elder Klansmen—”
    “Elder Things. Old Ones.”
    “They’re fair-skinned, I bet. And the Shiggoths, they’re dark.”
    “The Elder Things are barrel-shaped. They have wings.”
    “But they’re white, right?”
    “They’re gray.”
    “Pale gray?”

     

    Replies: @Clifford Brown

    Checks out.

  140. @Tono Bungay
    one of the sickest trends in entertainment/propaganda these days is the woman warrior, the self-righteous and entitled star who fights better than any of the men she encounters. she's gorgeous and fit and now that isn't enough for the female ego: she must also outdo the men on the field where men have always been regarded as superior. why women need this today, I don't know, but I think it is a sign of something ill, a desperate delusion, perhaps because women are already higher than they should be, on some level where the vertigo is strong and they must deny, deny, deny everything natural?

    Replies: @El Dato, @S. Anonyia, @J.Ross, @Clifford Brown

    Oh, come on. You don’t think the Israeli New Thor couldn’t kick your ass?

    She is so intimidating. I almost want to carry her groceries for her.

    • Replies: @Anonymousse
    @Clifford Brown


    Oh, come on. You don’t think the Israeli New Thor couldn’t kick your ass?
     
    Don’t laugh, like Aquaman talks to fish she has the power to address AIPAC and can call on the entire US military to attack her enemies
  141. @Half Canadian
    I'm going to go out on a limb and say that Lovecraft Country will be like HBO's Watchmen, where it will be critically acclaimed, but not find an audience and will be canceled.

    Replies: @Percy Gryce, @PaceLaw

    Yeah, no doubt! In the year of St. George, it is for certain that this goofy series will win every conceivable award.

  142. @Mr. Anon

    … When Smollett’s latest project, HBO’s Lovecraft Country, a highly anticipated horror, sci-fi, period mashup that revisits the atrocities of Jim Crow America, makes its debut Aug. 16, it will inevitably be trumpeted for its timeliness.
     
    Isn't that now the plot of every movie and TV show in the current year?

    The notion infuriates its star. “We’re telling the story of heroes that go on a quest to disrupt white supremacy, and it’s maddening that in the year 2020 it’s still relevant,” she says, adding that the series, from Jordan Peele, J.J. Abrams and Underground’s Misha Green,...
     
    But of course. America is just one big street-mural of racism and injustice to all the Ellis-Island people. White people accomplished nothing of note or that was any good - they are just cardboard villains for the racially diverse heroes to curbstomp in perpetuity.

    It's an act of negation to make Lovecraft woke, given that he was - what is the term of art now? - a racist. And yet it is an admission by talentless hacks like J.J. Abrams, who turns everything he touches into crap, that he can't really create anything. He can only steal and vandalize.

    Replies: @PaceLaw

    Interesting that mixed-race people such as Jurnee and Jordan Peele are involved in yet another HBO series about the horrors of alleged white supremacy. Peele, who has a white mom and is married to a white woman, must feel deeply conflicted about how he is viewed and accepted by the black community. That is why he’s always going on-and-on about the evils of racism, even though our current system seems to have benefited him pretty well. The angst of many mixed-race people (Colin Kaepernick, Peele, all Smolletts, etc.) is truly something to behold. https://www.outkick.com/mixed-messages-on-race-increasing-polarization/

  143. I like the way the mass of her hair echoes the prickly pear cactus around her.

  144. Black Rage, Holy and Sacred.

  145. @Ben tillman
    @anonymous

    Liberals are not “fine with it”.

    Replies: @Hippopotamusdrome, @Paco Wové

    Really? I’ve never heard a peep of dissent.

  146. @anonymous
    @syonredux

    Right-O, I was assuming Mr. Warner's voice would be used, and maybe eyes peering out of some computer-generated alien form.

    Replies: @syonredux

    Right-O, I was assuming Mr. Warner’s voice would be used, and maybe eyes peering out of some computer-generated alien form.

    Cthulhu should never speak. And if he does, the sounds must not resemble any Earthly tongue.The distress signal in ALIEN is a good example of what Cthulhu might sound like:

    • Agree: J.Ross
  147. We’re building our own motherf***ing table”

    Maybe start by inventing your own motherf***ing wheel?

  148. Jurnee’s superpower is remarkably similar to Ben Stiller’s superpower in Mystery Men. As Mr. Furious, his superpower was getting really, really angry.

  149. @anonymous
    @J.Ross


    Asians, remember that white men are your enemy!
     
    White nationalists like Steve and Steve Bannon don't want more Asian immigration. Specifically Bannon does not like Indian managers coming to the US and taking the lead at tech companies. Liberals are fine with it. So even though white nationalists favor law and order on balance from a South Asian perspective who is group to favor more? Objectively are white nationalists the enemy?

    Replies: @Ben tillman, @J.Ross

    Irrelevant, the unstated question was about the safety of Asians now living here. Of course, we may see a decline in immigration, if there’s more vibrant diversity like this.

  150. @Cortes
    @Reg Cæsar

    At least she’s not “tired”.

    Replies: @Anonymousse

    At least she’s not “tired”.

    In the words of that ol’ time negro preacher Hillary Clinton…

    “She don’t feel noways tahr-ed”

  151. @Clifford Brown
    @Tono Bungay

    Oh, come on. You don't think the Israeli New Thor couldn't kick your ass?

    She is so intimidating. I almost want to carry her groceries for her.


    https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/09/05/04/43EA4ACB00000578-0-image-m-11_1504582425268.jpg

    Replies: @Anonymousse

    Oh, come on. You don’t think the Israeli New Thor couldn’t kick your ass?

    Don’t laugh, like Aquaman talks to fish she has the power to address AIPAC and can call on the entire US military to attack her enemies

  152. @anon
    Isn't every black celebrity an activist by default? Is there any point to these redundant titles other than fake racial adulation?

    Replies: @guest

    Maybe, except I don’t actually know what an “activist” is. Not sure anyone else does, either.

  153. @M. Murcek
    Yog Sothoth for president.

    Replies: @El Dato

    You might well be getting Shub Niggurath instead. Iä! Iä!

  154. @Ragnar White
    Didn't Lovecraft himself view blacks with contempt?

    Replies: @guest

    They’re just using the guy’s name. No need to pay his estate or anything, since I think his stuff is in the public domain by now.

    This show is based on a book by some guy who looks like this:

    He married Lovecraftian horror and Jim Crow without doing the obvious black monsters terrorizing white women.

    HBO appears to be repeating its failure with Watchmen, produced by this conman:

    No one needed to pay Alan Moore, either. Not because he’s long dead, but because he has principles of one sort or another. (Probably Moore is “problematic,” considering he’s a white male in his 60s.) Lindelof continued the story of a fake alien invasion of NYC intended to avert nuclear war by restricting it to race politics in Tulsa, Oklahoma for no discernable reason.

    Aside from the obvious reason of negromania.

  155. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    Hate to break it to them, but "Lovecraft Country" consists of Rhode Island, Antarctica, the planet Venus, and the Dream Dimension. Somebody's gotta tell 'em. Nah, we'll just sit back and let them make fools of themselves.

    "Nyarlathotep? He said 'hotep'!" That racist cracka be all appropriating the names of our Egyptian Kangz, an sheeit. It fills my black body with the burning rage of a thousand gentle giants."

    Replies: @El Dato, @Clifford Brown

    A fictionalized Massachusetts is the location most used by Lovecraft.

  156. @mmack
    “ that reveals the true secret behind H.P. Lovecraft’s concept of unimaginable “cosmic evil.” You’ll never guess, but it turns out the most horrible evil in the universe is … White Supremacy!”

    I thought the most horrible evil would be Jurnee playing the part of Cthulhu. Heh, shows what I know. 😏

    Replies: @Neoconned, @reactionry, @stillCARealist, @SFG

    1d10/1d100 Sanity loss, just like the real thing.

  157. So I’m probably the only one here who actually read the book (made sure to get it secondhand to avoid giving money to people who hate me), because I’ve got a serious love of Cthulhu stories. It’s a vice.

    As an occult horror story, it’s actually not bad. The woke aspects would probably annoy most people here, though I spend enough time reading the Atlantic and the like that it kinda rolled off me. It actually was fairly creative, though the sheer number of black sci-fi and fantasy fans who popped up struck me as kind of a wish-fulfillment fantasy–seems like every other black person is into Lord of the Rings or Asimov. There’s even a not-entirely-evil white guy.

    It’s not too hard to see how, given the demands of wokeness these days, it would be chosen to make a TV series out of. But it’s not as though they invented the story to pee on Lovecraft or anything–he exists in the story as the author of his fiction, which bears some resemblance to the tropes that actually exist in the world of the story. A (black) character remembers enjoying his stuff and being chagrined to discover the guy’s racial views.

    Personally I never got too worked up in either way, neither seeing him as the author of some sort of racial consciousness (you really wouldn’t want to ask Lovecraft advice for anything about the real world, as he failed at money and marriage and his stories had to be rediscovered by others) or as some evil avatar of racist prejudice (all he did was write a few stories in which race is at most an underlying theme–there were guys a decade away writing actual pamphlets for the Nazis). The only thing that remains is the theme of the ultimate irrelevance of humanity, and the monsters, before which racial distinctions are basically irrelevant–Cthulhu doesn’t really see race, we’re all just insects to him.

    • Replies: @syonredux
    @SFG


    So I’m probably the only one here who actually read the book
     
    Well, I read the opening section:

    http://www.bymattruff.com/LovecraftCountryexcerpt.pdf


    And I found it so tedious that I was not inspired to read any further. As near as I can tell, Ruff has one trick: Wokeness+Lovecraft. And , these days, we've got God's plenty of that kind of thing:


    "Shoggoths in Bloom" is a science fiction novelette by Elizabeth Bear, originally published in the March 2008 issue of American magazine Asimov's Science Fiction, and subsequently republished in Bear's 2012 collection Shoggoths in Bloom.[1]
     

    In 1938, Paul Harding is a black college professor who has come to a coastal Maine village to study the wild shoggoths. As news reports of Kristallnacht appear in the background, Harding discovers the unexpected truth about shoggoths, and is faced with a difficult decision.
     

    "Shoggoths" was the winner of the 2009 Hugo Award for Best Novelette.[2] Tor.com called it a "stand-out".[3]
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoggoths_in_Bloom#:~:text=%22Shoggoths%20in%20Bloom%22%20is%20a,2012%20collection%20Shoggoths%20in%20Bloom.

    The Ballad of Black Tom is a 2016 fantasy/horror novella by Victor LaValle, revisiting H.P. Lovecraft's story "The Horror at Red Hook" from the viewpoint of a black man.

     


    "The Ballad of Black Tom" won the 2016 Shirley Jackson Award for best novella,[1] and was a finalist for the 2016 Bram Stoker Award for Best Long Fiction,[2] the 2016 Nebula Award for Best Novella,[3] the 2017 British Fantasy Award for best novella,[4] the 2017 Theodore Sturgeon Award,[5] the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novella,[6] and the 2017 World Fantasy Award—Long Fiction.[7]
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ballad_of_Black_Tom

    NK Jemisin's The City We Became


    N.K. Jemisin is crushing it.

    Her Broken Earth trilogy swept the Hugo Awards for three consecutive years. Her most recent story collection received near universal praise, and she's been called "the most celebrated science fiction and fantasy writer of her generation" (and rightly so).
     


    Now, let's talk about that city-eating evil for a moment. Without spoiling things, the monster in part takes the form of the eldritch, tentacled horrors created by famed author H.P. Lovecraft. But it is more than that; it's Lovecraft himself, and the xenophobia and racism that exists in much of his oft-celebrated work. To be blunt: Jemisin is no fan, she makes that clear, and she makes no apologies for it.

     

    https://www.npr.org/2020/03/25/820833531/new-york-comes-alive-literally-in-the-city-we-became

    The Litany of Earth is a 2014 fantasy/horror fiction novella by Ruthanna Emrys, revisiting H.P. Lovecraft's story "The Shadow Over Innsmouth". It was first published on Tor.com.
     

    Decades after the residents of Innsmouth were forced into internment camps by the United States government, Aphra Marsh discovers humans trying to replicate her people's secret mystical rituals.

     

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Litany_of_Earth


    If anyone wants to read fiction that genuinely captures Lovecraft, I strongly recommend TED Klein's brilliant collection Dark Gods. Not all the stories are Lovecraftian (Children of the Kingdom, for example, is a very effective riff on Machen's "Little People" mythos), but there are two tales in the collection that do play around with HPL's work and thought in interesting ways: Black Man with a Horn and Nadelman's God. In the former, a member of the Lovecraft circle learns that the Master's work was not entirely fictional, while in the latter an advertising executive learns the true nature of reality. It's great stuff:

    https://www.amazon.com/Dark-Gods-T-D-Klein/dp/0670805904

    Replies: @syonredux

  158. Maybe just me, but Jurnee looks synthetic in that pic. Like an animatron or Realdoll. The “uncanny valley” effect is strong.

  159. @SFG
    So I'm probably the only one here who actually read the book (made sure to get it secondhand to avoid giving money to people who hate me), because I've got a serious love of Cthulhu stories. It's a vice.

    As an occult horror story, it's actually not bad. The woke aspects would probably annoy most people here, though I spend enough time reading the Atlantic and the like that it kinda rolled off me. It actually was fairly creative, though the sheer number of black sci-fi and fantasy fans who popped up struck me as kind of a wish-fulfillment fantasy--seems like every other black person is into Lord of the Rings or Asimov. There's even a not-entirely-evil white guy.

    It's not too hard to see how, given the demands of wokeness these days, it would be chosen to make a TV series out of. But it's not as though they invented the story to pee on Lovecraft or anything--he exists in the story as the author of his fiction, which bears some resemblance to the tropes that actually exist in the world of the story. A (black) character remembers enjoying his stuff and being chagrined to discover the guy's racial views.

    Personally I never got too worked up in either way, neither seeing him as the author of some sort of racial consciousness (you really wouldn't want to ask Lovecraft advice for anything about the real world, as he failed at money and marriage and his stories had to be rediscovered by others) or as some evil avatar of racist prejudice (all he did was write a few stories in which race is at most an underlying theme--there were guys a decade away writing actual pamphlets for the Nazis). The only thing that remains is the theme of the ultimate irrelevance of humanity, and the monsters, before which racial distinctions are basically irrelevant--Cthulhu doesn't really see race, we're all just insects to him.

    Replies: @syonredux

    So I’m probably the only one here who actually read the book

    Well, I read the opening section:

    http://www.bymattruff.com/LovecraftCountryexcerpt.pdf

    And I found it so tedious that I was not inspired to read any further. As near as I can tell, Ruff has one trick: Wokeness+Lovecraft. And , these days, we’ve got God’s plenty of that kind of thing:

    “Shoggoths in Bloom” is a science fiction novelette by Elizabeth Bear, originally published in the March 2008 issue of American magazine Asimov’s Science Fiction, and subsequently republished in Bear’s 2012 collection Shoggoths in Bloom.[1]

    In 1938, Paul Harding is a black college professor who has come to a coastal Maine village to study the wild shoggoths. As news reports of Kristallnacht appear in the background, Harding discovers the unexpected truth about shoggoths, and is faced with a difficult decision.

    “Shoggoths” was the winner of the 2009 Hugo Award for Best Novelette.[2] Tor.com called it a “stand-out”.[3]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoggoths_in_Bloom#:~:text=%22Shoggoths%20in%20Bloom%22%20is%20a,2012%20collection%20Shoggoths%20in%20Bloom.

    The Ballad of Black Tom is a 2016 fantasy/horror novella by Victor LaValle, revisiting H.P. Lovecraft’s story “The Horror at Red Hook” from the viewpoint of a black man.

    “The Ballad of Black Tom” won the 2016 Shirley Jackson Award for best novella,[1] and was a finalist for the 2016 Bram Stoker Award for Best Long Fiction,[2] the 2016 Nebula Award for Best Novella,[3] the 2017 British Fantasy Award for best novella,[4] the 2017 Theodore Sturgeon Award,[5] the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novella,[6] and the 2017 World Fantasy Award—Long Fiction.[7]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ballad_of_Black_Tom

    NK Jemisin’s The City We Became

    N.K. Jemisin is crushing it.

    Her Broken Earth trilogy swept the Hugo Awards for three consecutive years. Her most recent story collection received near universal praise, and she’s been called “the most celebrated science fiction and fantasy writer of her generation” (and rightly so).

    Now, let’s talk about that city-eating evil for a moment. Without spoiling things, the monster in part takes the form of the eldritch, tentacled horrors created by famed author H.P. Lovecraft. But it is more than that; it’s Lovecraft himself, and the xenophobia and racism that exists in much of his oft-celebrated work. To be blunt: Jemisin is no fan, she makes that clear, and she makes no apologies for it.

    https://www.npr.org/2020/03/25/820833531/new-york-comes-alive-literally-in-the-city-we-became

    The Litany of Earth is a 2014 fantasy/horror fiction novella by Ruthanna Emrys, revisiting H.P. Lovecraft’s story “The Shadow Over Innsmouth”. It was first published on Tor.com.

    Decades after the residents of Innsmouth were forced into internment camps by the United States government, Aphra Marsh discovers humans trying to replicate her people’s secret mystical rituals.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Litany_of_Earth

    If anyone wants to read fiction that genuinely captures Lovecraft, I strongly recommend TED Klein’s brilliant collection Dark Gods. Not all the stories are Lovecraftian (Children of the Kingdom, for example, is a very effective riff on Machen’s “Little People” mythos), but there are two tales in the collection that do play around with HPL’s work and thought in interesting ways: Black Man with a Horn and Nadelman’s God. In the former, a member of the Lovecraft circle learns that the Master’s work was not entirely fictional, while in the latter an advertising executive learns the true nature of reality. It’s great stuff:

    • Replies: @syonredux
    @syonredux

    Other Lovecraftian tales that I can recommend:

    Ramsey Campbell: To my tastes, his best Lovecraftian stories are "Cold Print" and "The Voice of the Beach."

    Thomas Ligotti: I'd go with ``The Last Feast of Harlequin"


    Jorge Luis Borges: Borges was somewhat ambivalent about HPL, but that didn't stop him from dedicating a story to Lovecraft's memory, the superb "There are More Things."

    Fritz Leiber: "The Terror from the Depths" and "The Dreams of Albert Moreland"

    Fred Chappell: Ever wanted to read a novel that combines Southern Gothic with Lovecraft? If so, Dagon is the book for you.



    Karl Edward Wagner: "Sticks"

  160. @syonredux
    @SFG


    So I’m probably the only one here who actually read the book
     
    Well, I read the opening section:

    http://www.bymattruff.com/LovecraftCountryexcerpt.pdf


    And I found it so tedious that I was not inspired to read any further. As near as I can tell, Ruff has one trick: Wokeness+Lovecraft. And , these days, we've got God's plenty of that kind of thing:


    "Shoggoths in Bloom" is a science fiction novelette by Elizabeth Bear, originally published in the March 2008 issue of American magazine Asimov's Science Fiction, and subsequently republished in Bear's 2012 collection Shoggoths in Bloom.[1]
     

    In 1938, Paul Harding is a black college professor who has come to a coastal Maine village to study the wild shoggoths. As news reports of Kristallnacht appear in the background, Harding discovers the unexpected truth about shoggoths, and is faced with a difficult decision.
     

    "Shoggoths" was the winner of the 2009 Hugo Award for Best Novelette.[2] Tor.com called it a "stand-out".[3]
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoggoths_in_Bloom#:~:text=%22Shoggoths%20in%20Bloom%22%20is%20a,2012%20collection%20Shoggoths%20in%20Bloom.

    The Ballad of Black Tom is a 2016 fantasy/horror novella by Victor LaValle, revisiting H.P. Lovecraft's story "The Horror at Red Hook" from the viewpoint of a black man.

     


    "The Ballad of Black Tom" won the 2016 Shirley Jackson Award for best novella,[1] and was a finalist for the 2016 Bram Stoker Award for Best Long Fiction,[2] the 2016 Nebula Award for Best Novella,[3] the 2017 British Fantasy Award for best novella,[4] the 2017 Theodore Sturgeon Award,[5] the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novella,[6] and the 2017 World Fantasy Award—Long Fiction.[7]
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ballad_of_Black_Tom

    NK Jemisin's The City We Became


    N.K. Jemisin is crushing it.

    Her Broken Earth trilogy swept the Hugo Awards for three consecutive years. Her most recent story collection received near universal praise, and she's been called "the most celebrated science fiction and fantasy writer of her generation" (and rightly so).
     


    Now, let's talk about that city-eating evil for a moment. Without spoiling things, the monster in part takes the form of the eldritch, tentacled horrors created by famed author H.P. Lovecraft. But it is more than that; it's Lovecraft himself, and the xenophobia and racism that exists in much of his oft-celebrated work. To be blunt: Jemisin is no fan, she makes that clear, and she makes no apologies for it.

     

    https://www.npr.org/2020/03/25/820833531/new-york-comes-alive-literally-in-the-city-we-became

    The Litany of Earth is a 2014 fantasy/horror fiction novella by Ruthanna Emrys, revisiting H.P. Lovecraft's story "The Shadow Over Innsmouth". It was first published on Tor.com.
     

    Decades after the residents of Innsmouth were forced into internment camps by the United States government, Aphra Marsh discovers humans trying to replicate her people's secret mystical rituals.

     

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Litany_of_Earth


    If anyone wants to read fiction that genuinely captures Lovecraft, I strongly recommend TED Klein's brilliant collection Dark Gods. Not all the stories are Lovecraftian (Children of the Kingdom, for example, is a very effective riff on Machen's "Little People" mythos), but there are two tales in the collection that do play around with HPL's work and thought in interesting ways: Black Man with a Horn and Nadelman's God. In the former, a member of the Lovecraft circle learns that the Master's work was not entirely fictional, while in the latter an advertising executive learns the true nature of reality. It's great stuff:

    https://www.amazon.com/Dark-Gods-T-D-Klein/dp/0670805904

    Replies: @syonredux

    Other Lovecraftian tales that I can recommend:

    Ramsey Campbell: To my tastes, his best Lovecraftian stories are “Cold Print” and “The Voice of the Beach.”

    Thomas Ligotti: I’d go with “The Last Feast of Harlequin”

    Jorge Luis Borges: Borges was somewhat ambivalent about HPL, but that didn’t stop him from dedicating a story to Lovecraft’s memory, the superb “There are More Things.”

    Fritz Leiber: “The Terror from the Depths” and “The Dreams of Albert Moreland”

    Fred Chappell: Ever wanted to read a novel that combines Southern Gothic with Lovecraft? If so, Dagon is the book for you.

    Karl Edward Wagner: “Sticks”

  161. @Reg Cæsar

    “Oh, the rage,” she howls, “the rage I feel in my body.”
     
    There's an app for that. And an opioid. Maybe even an appioid.

    When Smollett’s latest project, HBO’s Lovecraft Country, a highly anticipated horror, sci-fi, period mashup that revisits the atrocities of Jim Crow America...
     
    Such as authors naming their cats Ni🎷🎷er Man?

    It's enough to make any poor soul 🍉choly.


    We're building our own motherf***ing table
     
    Thanks. We've been asking you to do so for a century and a half. In Jim Crow's America.

    Replies: @Joe Stalin, @bruce county, @Cortes, @Buck Ransom, @Bartleby the Scrivner

    As long as I don’t have to sit at it, have at it. Go away now…..

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