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The Phinney Neighborhood Association in Seattle reports:

Anti-racism work updates: Eliminating racist symbolism
July 27, 2020

Dear PhinneyWood Community,

We have a few updates to share with you about our on-going commitment to anti-racism and equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) at the PNA.

You are probably familiar with the neighborhood tradition of the winter holiday monkeys. For the last five years, these LED-lit metal monkeys hung in the windows of businesses and organizations along the Phinney-Greenwood corridor. The monkey project was initially spearheaded by the PNA Business Group with the intent to bring a spirit and tradition unique to the PhinneyWood neighborhood. They chose monkeys as a complement to Woodland Park Zoo WildLights, perhaps as “escaped” animals from that display. …

In December 2019, the PNA hired Dar’Nesha Weary as the new executive director, who is Black. Soon after she was hired, she expressed concern regarding the monkeys, given that monkeys are routinely used as a racist slur against Black people. She felt uncomfortable “selling” the monkeys as part of her job representing the organization given that historic context. Soon after she expressed this opinion, she and another member of our staff who is a person of color received a racist email that invoked exactly this racist imagery, with a derogatory caption that referenced her objection to the monkey lights as a symbol for the neighborhood. The email claimed to be from “Friends of the PNA.” The PNA reported the incident to local police and tried to trace the origin of the email, but to no avail.

Dar’Nesha resigned from PNA in early June 2020. She has vocally stated that much of her decision to leave involved structural racism that she endured while working at PNA, and she specifically has mentioned the monkeys, along with other examples, in her public statements. The Board listened to her concerns, and determined that, at this critical moment in time, removing the monkeys as a visible symbol (and fundraiser) of PNA – a largely white organization who has been made more made aware of structural racism in our community – is the right thing to do. .

But, wait, there’s more!

In addition to the monkey symbolism, it came to our attention that a water fountain in the Phinney Center presented to some community members as a legacy or symbol of segregation and caused discomfort and pain.

As background, our Blue Building was built in 1904 as a Seattle Public School and remained in operation as a school until 1981. The small water fountain in the lobby was the only fountain on that level until 2012, when PNA installed a modern ADA accessible water fountain and bottle filler as part of a larger accessibility and conservation project that included an elevator and other building improvements.

When the new fountain was installed, PNA decided to keep the old fountain as part of the building’s historic character, and for easier use by smaller children. We did not realize at the time that the presence of the two separate fountains could bring up imagery of racial segregation.

Facilities staff first heard about the second water fountain making some community members uncomfortable on July 8, 2020. After brief consultation with PNA leadership, maintenance staff removed the fountain on July 10, 2020.

Too bad about the thirsty small children, but I’m sure you will agree with us that wounded amour propre of the Dar’Neshas of this world is a far more pressing concern.

iSteve commenter Moral Stone adds:

I mean, I almost admire the hustle. You get hired as the diversity consultant in a lily white PC area, and they expect to get racially flogged at least a little bit. That’s what they’re paying you for, sorta like a dominatrix.

So you have to come up with something. Two water fountains in some random building in town, one shorter than the other? Segregation! Jim Crow!

Is it a symptom of a crumbling nation? Probably. But by God that diversicrat made something out of nothing in impressive fashion.

 
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  1. El Dato says:

    … who is Black. Soon after she was hired, she expressed concern regarding the monkeys, given that monkeys are routinely used as a racist slur against Black people. She felt uncomfortable “selling” the monkeys as part of her job representing the organization given that historic context.

    Black brains: behave like neurotic white brains in a body wracked by years of alcoholism.

    There should be a “Soon after” text template.

  2. Whiskey says: • Website

    I don’t honestly see the blm violence against Whites going away under Biden — but accelerating at a logarithmic pace. This is particularly since Biden and Harris have like Obama raised expectations that cannot be met.

    black people are very, very good at mob violence and very, very good at swarming individual Whites or a few groups of Whites.

    Meanwhile the various “untalented tenth” are enraged that they are not running everything and Whites are insufficiently groveling. The standard nice White lady who really is a closet anti-White Pol Pot type, encourages this with all sorts of moral preening and various groveling that they themselves get off on.

    I know its a common view among blacks that White people are wusses and pussies. That was the view of the Japanese by the British prior to Singapore’s capture. Its the view certainly of young White women in the media, and most non-Whites. Reading accounts of White people in the US, in the 19th Century, even in places like Philadelphia or Kentucky, let alone Arkansas or Kentucky, knife fights were common up through the 1880s. Involving feuding doctors, lawyers, legislators, judges, newspaper editors, and other high status professional people. Knife fights. I don’t think that much violence and aggression have been bred out of American Whites.

    We are I think inevitably headed for the violent, race based Civil War Soviet analysts predicted. It just took longer to get here.

  3. So the black lady heard about monkeys and immediately declared them to be representatives of blacks. I mean Blacks. Well.

    • LOL: Joseph Doaks
  4. Thomas says:

    Ugh. This isn’t too far from where I live. Can’t get away to the suburbs further north fast enough. Though that may be delaying the inevitable, at least it gets a bit more Asian and less hipstery, which might slow this rot slightly.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
  5. Charlotte says:

    Soon after she expressed this opinion, she and another member of our staff who is a person of color received a racist email

    Hmm. Synchronicity in action!

    • LOL: Rob McX
  6. Cortes says:

    “Dar’Nesha Weary”?

    A name straight out of Central Stereotyping.

    • Agree: kaganovitch
    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
  7. notsaying says:

    The story about the fountains is completely ridiculous. I would love to know why leaving the old fountain alone made anybody “uncomfortable”? They can’t be serious that it was about having separate fountains for blacks. They could have put up a sign on the old fountain that said “children’s fountain” if they had given themselves any time to think. But they did not. They just ripped it out.

    I wonder if the complaints came from blacks or from woke whites?

    • Replies: @jimmyriddle
    , @Aardvark
  8. Anonymous[213] • Disclaimer says:

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    , @AnotherDad
  9. This entire Woke industry would die without pious whites funding and consuming it. Two years in Africa and I didn’t detect the slightest whisper of Woke.
    As for the monkey email, I suspect this hate crime belongs in the same category as 90% of other reported hate crimes.

  10. Soon after she expressed this opinion, she and another member of our staff who is a person of color received a racist email that invoked exactly this racist imagery, with a derogatory caption that referenced her objection to the monkey lights as a symbol for the neighborhood.

    LOL. I wonder if she waited a whole day.

  11. Gordo says:

    Soon after she expressed this opinion, she and another member of our staff who is a person of color received a racist email

    Probably not the first time in xir’s career, it’s called an MO.

    When will the loser White liberals fight back with private investigators rather than just hand over the decent people’s cash on the first whiff of blackmail?

    • Replies: @AndrewR
  12. The PNA reported the incident to local police and tried to trace the origin of the email, but to no avail.

    Mmhmm

    • Replies: @Hangnail Hans
  13. CCZ says:

    “a water fountain in the Phinney Center presented to some community members as a legacy or symbol of segregation and caused discomfort and pain.”

    Interesting that the fountain “presented” itself as a “legacy or symbol of segregation.” I guess that means that not only transgenders and the gender queer but also fountains can choose how they “present” themselves. Perhaps henceforth fountains should act normal and avoid presenting themselves as anything but fountains if they wish to remain a part of the community.

    And when can we expect the Robin DiAngelo book on “Black Fragility”?

    • Replies: @Hangnail Hans
  14. Drinking fountains? Everyone in the know knows that White privilege entitles one to bottled water. Both those fountains be for the PoCs.

  15. Twinkie says:

    In December 2019, the PNA hired Dar’Nesha Weary as the new executive director, who is Black.

    Well, PNA got what it paid for. If you lure a wolf* into your chicken coop with meat crumbs, you shouldn’t be surprised by what happens thereafter. The wolf can’t help itself from wrecking something.

    *Apologies to the noble wolf – which actually serves a purpose in the ecosystem – for this slanderous comparison. Please replace “wolf” with a “monkey” and “meat” with “banana” in the wolfish language version of this comment.

    • LOL: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @David
  16. Anon[236] • Disclaimer says:

    It’s getting hard to keep up with all the racist tropes. Just as the ADL made an online reference to the hundreds of white supremacist hand signals, some black organization should make a reference to anti-black imagery, including watermelons, Planet of the Apes movies, English jazz singer Georgie Fame (because he briefly sported a haircut that made him resemble a Planet of the Apes ape actor), lawn jockeys (even those skinny ones in whiteface), white women with straight, shoulder-length naturally blond hair, Asian women with thick, straight, waist-length hair, SAT prep books, and so on.

    These images would be subject to the N-Word Rule: Only blacks can use them.

  17. I mean, I almost admire the hustle. You get hired as the diversity consultant in a lily white PC area, and they expect to get racially flogged at least a little bit. That’s what they’re paying you for, sorta like a dominatrix. So you have to come up with something. Two water fountains in some random building in town, one shorter than the other? Segregation! Jim Crow! Is it a symptom of a crumbling nation? Probably. But by God that diversicrat made something out of nothing in impressive fashion.

    • Replies: @Cloudbuster
    , @Rob McX
  18. Well, they’re still showing the Jungle Book on my local movie channel, so that’s a positive sign.

    • Replies: @Known Fact
  19. wren says:

    OT: SpaceX launched some astronauts to the space station today in the “Resiliance”:

    The three-men, one-woman crew led by Commander Mike Hopkins, an Air Force colonel, named their capsule Resilience in a nod not only to the pandemic, but also racial injustice and contentious politics. It’s about as diverse as space crews come, including physicist Shannon Walker, Navy Cmdr. Victor Glover, the first Black astronaut on a long-term space station mission, and Japan’s Soichi Noguchi, who became the first person in almost 40 years to launch on three types of spacecraft.

    Wat?

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/11/15/spacex-resilience-launch-time-scheduled-sunday-pending-weather/6304211002/

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @ic1000
  20. guest says:

    The future is a game of Random Symbolic Association between normal things and half-remembered racial grievances overseen by persons with apostrophes in their names.

  21. JimB says:

    Soon after she was hired, she expressed concern regarding the monkeys, given that monkeys are routinely used as a racist slur against Black people.

    Why’s that?

    • LOL: bruce county
  22. Polistra says:

    Water fountains today, trees tomorrow. Trees are a standing reminder of that stuff that used to happen.

    Africa’s being deforested, Amazon’s being deforested, why not America?

  23. Why, exactly, do you hire a diversicrat in a lily white area? Is this a federal requirement to waste money?

  24. In December 2019, the PNA hired Dar’Nesha Weary as the new executive director, who is Black.

    That’s a clumsy sentence. Unless they’re saying that the job of executive director is henceforth reserved for a black.

  25. wren says:

    That’s what they’re paying you for, sorta like a dominatrix.

    So you have to come up with something. Two water fountains in some random building in town, one shorter than the other? Segregation! Jim Crow!

    Is it a symptom of a crumbling nation? Probably. But by God that diversicrat made something out of nothing in impressive fashion.

    No rest for the Weary, right?

    • Replies: @Jus' Sayin'...
  26. equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI)

    The names have been changed to protect the innocent, they mean DIE,

    • Replies: @Seneca44
  27. @International Jew

    Are you trying to correct someone’s english (lower-case please) which I believe we’ve all agreed is the language of oppression and white supremacy? Are you trying to do that, white man?

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/cornell-english-department-calling-the-english-dept-the-english-dept-is-racist/

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  28. EdwardM says:

    The PNA reported the incident to local police and tried to trace the origin of the email, but to no avail.

    What crime was alleged? I know, I’m wasting my breath.

    • Agree: Ben tillman
  29. black sea says:

    Christen the neighborhood the Phinneywood Autonomous Zone, and appoint an entrepreneur/rapper/social philosopher/peacemaker/community activist/warlord-in-residence to ferret out any vestiges of racism.

  30. @wren

    In Heinlein’s 1961 novel “Stranger In a Strange Land,” the main character is born on Mars to a lady astronaut. Upon delivering the baby, the lady’s husband attempts to kill the captain of the expedition. Presumably, the captain is black (or perhaps some other combination).

    • Replies: @Gordo
  31. @notsaying

    You do realize that there is nothing genuine happening in these stories?

    It is a game. The object is for someone (preferably a PoC) to find something, as far-fetched as possible, to invoke white guilt.

    If you succeed, you invoke paroxysms of joy in the progressive managerial class.

    It is, of course, almost impossible to fail. Eg in this case if they had used bears instead of monkeys, you would claim this offends native Americans because it is a spirit animal or some such.

    • Agree: Buffalo Joe
  32. Anne Lid says:

    What happened to the little water fountain? Before the wars people used to make rather stylish everyday objects. It’s a pity that a functional and beautiful object with a history is gone, but it would be a little comfort if someone salvaged it.

    • Agree: Gordo
  33. Gordo says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Based on this?

    “It’s a nasty story. I got that much before my informant sobered up. Dr. Ward Smith delivered his wife by Caesarean section—and she died on the table. What he did next shows that he knew the score; with the same scalpel he cut Captain Brant’s throat—then his own. Sorry, hon.”

    Not absolutely sure you are correct, Brant is a German, sometimes Jewish, name.

    Heinlein was a big anti-racist chappie (and co-incidentally a free love sex addict hippie dope smoker) but was very sensitive to names.

    Any Heinlein experts here to confirm or deny that Valentine was intended to be a half-caste?

    Genuinely curious.

  34. Aardvark says:
    @notsaying

    If it is necessary to label the other fountain as “children’s fountain” so now one gets confused, it sounds about as stupid as instructions on food packages these days “open package and remove contents”…
    Idiocracy continues…

  35. I hope wretches like this woman and her enablers never come to Australia. We have twin water fountains everywhere. I like to think that even the local SJWs would hesitate to take ludicrous plaints like this seriously if it means condemning children to heat exhaustion and dehydration.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    , @kaganovitch
  36. @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder

    You missed a comma between English, which, as a proper noun, should definitely be capitalised, and which.

    Back to the plantation.

  37. @Thomas

    Ugh. This isn’t too far from where I live. Can’t get away to the suburbs further north fast enough. Though that may be delaying the inevitable, at least it gets a bit more Asian and less hipstery, which might slow this rot slightly.

    I used to take some brief small comfort that Seattle was the only major mainland metro speculatively in range of Kim-somethingoranother’s missiles … and i had plenty of supplies in my East-side hovel. Then i started thinking about the quality of their guidance systems…

    • Replies: @Twinkie
  38. Anonymous[406] • Disclaimer says:
    @Polistra

    It is! The public “forests” in my state are largely stump fields.

  39. Again, blacks are sacred totems, used as the “whites bad!” narrative to impose minoritarianism–and elite Big-Sister control–upon the American people.

    So drinking fountains, monkeys, white sheets, any length of rope, neighborhood schools, women clutching their purses tightly, the police, showing up on time, studying hard, “middle class” values, good hair, the rule-of-law, white children … are all “racist!” and must be cancelled.

    • Agree: Hangnail Hans
  40. Always about monkeys with these folks. I call my own white kids monkeys. It is chimp and gorilla comparisons that they should be offended by.

  41. @photondancer

    I hope wretches like this woman and her enablers never come to Australia.

    Kill them on the beaches!

    Seriously it’s the only way: Keep minoritarians out; crush any minoritarian whining immediately;,expel the tedious good-whites immediately upon detection. (If only we had known.)

    Unfortunately, while you’ll never have America’s special history/demography, i believe you have enough of the special people and enough diversity already that the rot is well underway there as well.

  42. Twinkie says:
    @AnotherDad

    Then i started thinking about the quality of their guidance systems…

    If American defense contractors keep increasing their reliance on Indian tech workers, you are gonna have to start worrying about being hit by our guidance systems before too long.

    • LOL: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
  43. @Barack Obama's secret Unz account

    Wouldn’t it be weird if there were things like email headers and IP addresses? That would be weird. And scary.

  44. @CCZ

    Water Fountains have agency now.

  45. @Gordo

    Would also appreciate it if those same experts will explain the appeal of that novel to the generation which preceded mine. As a young child in the 1970s I remember them talking about it for some reason.

  46. ic1000 says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Soon after she expressed this opinion, [Weary] and another member of our staff who is a person of color received a racist email that invoked exactly this racist imagery… The PNA reported the incident to local police and tried to trace the origin of the email, but to no avail.

    Do the detectives have any leads? As an amateur sleuth, I have some tips.

    * If the postmark is Madison, compare Althea Bernstein’s handwriting with the email.
    * Have all the players on the 2006 Duke Lacrosse Team been cross-examined?
    * Though elderly and confined to a wheelchair, Roxanne McMillan is the prime suspect. The PNA should highlight her history as well as her likely involvement in this troubling case.

    • LOL: Buffalo Joe
  47. ic1000 says:
    @wren

    > The three-men, one-woman crew… named their capsule Resilience in a nod not only to the pandemic, but also racial injustice and contentious politics.

    A missed opportunity. A crew that was genuinely attuned to racial injustice and contentious politics would have named their capsule the Weary.

    • LOL: wren
    • Replies: @Hangnail Hans
  48. @photondancer

    I like to think that even the local SJWs would hesitate to take ludicrous plaints like this seriously if it means condemning children to heat exhaustion and dehydration.

    The triumph of hope over experience, as the saying goes.

  49. Seneca44 says:
    @Bill Jones

    When I used the DIE acronym in a Washington Post comment stream, I was soundly corrected. The proper order of the letters is DEI, which the woke comment commandant informed me was latin for God. I’m sure he thought a Nazi like me needed an explanation like that.

  50. Dan Smith says:

    Did Dar’Nesha return to her job at the DMV or is she working for DIE at a larger institution?

  51. @Henry's Cat

    Jungle Book? Well now, they’ll just have to reboot that as “Endangered Rain Forest Book.”

  52. @Whiskey

    “I don’t honestly see the blm violence against Whites going away under Biden — but accelerating at a logarithmic pace. ”

    In other words, increasing, but at an ever-decreasing rate? So violence doesn’t go down,but it appears to be, for all intents and purposes, level?

    • Replies: @Herp McDerp
  53. How many thousands of schools and other public buildings pair up water fountains in the hallway? If they rip the short ones out just wait for all the OSHA and ADA lawsuits. And what about highway rest stops with one or two of those lower urinals?

    • Replies: @Alden
    , @res
  54. There’s a commentator out there, who not only agrees with A_p_e, but insists that school buildings be razed, and the earth upon which they stood be salted.

  55. Dar’Nesha Weary has been a “non-profit” grifter all of her “working” age life (over 20 years):

    https://wastatenonprofitconference.org/speakers/darnesha-weary/

    If you be weary of your CNFS, Dar’Nesha be the solution

    • Replies: @William Badwhite
  56. @Polistra

    Don’t forget China on that deforestation thing. Is it only White Americans and Europeans that care about the trees?

    Won’t somebody PLEASE think of the trees?! And the endangered neon monkeys of Phinney Ridge!

  57. Rob McX says:

    The whites might want to get rid of the extra fountain because it’s a painful reminder of better times, i.e. when they still had freedom of association and could avoid living near violent and dangerous people.

  58. AndrewR says:
    @Anonymous

    Not that I expect much of Biden or his low IQ staffers, but how were the ancestors of the “natives” forced here any more than most of the ancestors of non-black, non-red Americans?

    Sure some modern settlers and immigrants just came here out of greed or wanderlust, but many were essentially forced here out of need. Probably all of Biden’s Irish ancestors qualify.

    While I do not like ADOS very much, I obviously must admit their African ancestors did not come here out of free will. Equating them with red Americans, whose ancestors chased mammoths here across the Bering land bridge, is extremely disrespectful to blacks – and to reds to a lesser extent (by implying their ancestors were forced here like enslaved Africans). But, of course, Joe Biden insulting blacks is far from my concern.

  59. Escher says:

    Do monkeys remind Dar’Neasha Weary(!!!) of her fellow black people?
    Isn’t she being the self-hating racist here?

  60. AndrewR says:
    @Gordo

    To quote the Lt General in charge of the USAFA, it doesn’t matter if the incident is a hoax or not. What matters is that we use the incident to push forward the agenda.

  61. @Cortes

    If S.J. Perelman were alive, he might have come up with a name like that, although the current black vogue for the dangling apostrophe would have caused him no end of consternation.

  62. Wait until they find out the building has two shitters.

  63. David says:
    @Twinkie

    Adolph means “noble wolf” and βλαξ is Greek for stupid.

  64. Rob McX says:

    They need to get rid of separate urinals in toilets too. They’re a legacy of our ugly homophobic past, when a man would get uncomfortable with a fellow urinator eyeing his tackle with suspicious interest.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  65. I live about a mile from the Phinney Ridge building – I was at a burger place next door to it just last night.
    Our neighborhood is plastered in BLM signs – every other house has them. It’s like living in a religious cult zone.
    Housing values here continue to soar upward even as homeless encampments take over our parks and medians. I don’t understand how people keep shopping at the malls with unemployment so high.
    Something has to give.
    These crazy white people will re-awaken to reality when and only when they are hit over the head with an economic two-by-four. When they lose their jobs, permanently, and their home values drop in half, they will forget all about the sacred negro on the cross.
    I hope to sell my home and be retired out of the city before then.

    • Replies: @Bill P
  66. When you stop and think about it, monkeys are a racist reminder of…something. They should therefore be eradicated in all zoos, and in nature too. This is clearly the anti-racist thing to do. QED

  67. I live in the Phinney neighborhood, and believe me, those monkey thingies are hard to get, because you have to be a contributing business to get one.

    But believe me, the neighborhood has practically slid into Puget Sound under the weight of virtue-signaling BLM and #WeBelieve and #HateHasNoHomeHere yard-signs that are literally everywhere.

    The sign I like best says “Equality Never Hurt Anyone.” With a BLM clenched fist logo. I wonder what the wokey meant by that…

  68. @Polistra

    I have twice – once in East Orange NJ and again in Trenton NJ – witnessed at first hand how an influx of Negroes can quickly turn a pleasant middle class neighborhood into an unpleasant, disgusting and dangerous slum. One observation I made was that almost invariably as soon as a Negro family moved into a home they began a miniature form of deforestation, cutting down trees, uprooting bushes, destroying flower beds. It often seemed as if they were expressing a generalized antipathy towards plant life. More often than not , debris of various sorts – abandoned toys, car wrecks, and miscellaneous trash and rubbish – replaced the trees, shrubbery and flowers.

  69. @wren

    I grow Weary of the Dar’Nesha Wearys of this country.

  70. @Whiskey

    “black people are very, very good at mob violence and very, very good at swarming”

    Almost as if it’s intrinsic to their nature. The comfort-in-numbers pack mentality of blacks and their CRT-corrupted white kult kid slaves herds them into self-created kill-boxes of colour.

    “We are … inevitably headed for … violent, race based Civil War …”

    Already there. Hopefully it won’t get worse. I’m a handsome man of leisure; I can’t be bothered with civil wars.

    • Replies: @Polistra
  71. Multiple water fountains of different heights in schools that have children of widely varying ages and sizes has been a thing for my entire born life (all but six months of which took place after the Civil Rights Act of 1964).

    How can anyone associate this with racism? Are there no sane adult people willing to take stands for basic common sense, anymore?

    • Agree: Joseph Doaks
    • Replies: @Ben tillman
  72. Soon after she was hired, she expressed concern regarding the monkeys, given that monkeys are routinely used as a racist slur against Black people.

    I can’t think of anything to do except exterminate all monkeys and apes and bury all references to the fact that branch of the animal kingdom ever existed. Otherwise, there is always a danger that a black person will encounter a monkey or a picture of a monkey and become offended.

    • Agree: Polistra
  73. @Twinkie

    “Indian tech workers”

    Hey Twinkie: Keep your Asian v. Asian conflict in Asia. We whites are too addled by pharmaceuticals, corporate sports, and doggy love to muster any aggression for battle. And, quite frankly, I’m too good-looking to fight.

  74. @Moral Stone

    All the departments at my daughter’s hospital have been *required* to find a racial issue that they can address. The fact that there are no racial issues that require addressing at her hospital is not regarded as a barrier to this task.

    This is called “job security” for diversicrats.

  75. peterike says:

    One looks with nostalgia back to the Bush administration, when for eight years monkeys were non-racist symbols because the Left used them constantly to mock Bush.

  76. Jack D says:

    Soon after she expressed this opinion, she and another member of our staff who is a person of color received a racist email that invoked exactly this racist imagery, with a derogatory caption that referenced her objection to the monkey lights as a symbol for the neighborhood.

    What an amazing coincidence! Not surprising though because we know that whitopias like Seattle are just brimming with racist email writers.

    The email claimed to be from “Friends of the PNA.”

    And what better friend does the PNA have than Dar’Nesha herself?

    The PNA reported the incident to local police and tried to trace the origin of the email, but to no avail.

    Is calling someone a monkey a crime yet? “Hello 911. I’d like to report an racist email emergency.” Who was in charge of the unavailing tracing effort? Was it perhaps Dar’Nesha herself?

    I always wonder whether the people who write stuff like this are actually aware of the between the lines implications of what they are writing and are trying to send us secret messages like hostages blinking in Morse code or are they really truly oblivious?

  77. @Whiskey

    I don’t think that much violence and aggression have been bred out of American Whites.

    Agreed. Americans are the most aggressive Whites I have ever seen.

  78. More spineless cowards unwilling to say “no”

  79. @Jim Bob Lassiter

    From the website: “She is exceedingly active with community engagement and…”

    Not just active but EXCEEDINGLY active! Way to go Dar-apostrophe-Nesha!

  80. JimB says:
    @International Jew

    That’s a clumsy sentence. Unless they’re saying that the job of executive director is henceforth reserved for a black.

    I agree. The problem can be fixed by giving blacks an honorific. Like Dar’Nesha Weary, L.S. (Larned Skoler) or Dar’Nesha Weary, M.B. (Man of Blackness) or Xr. Dar’Nesha Weary.

    • LOL: ThreeCranes
    • Replies: @Jack D
  81. Daddybob says:

    NEXT ON SEATTLE’S AGENDA: Walling off the back third of each city bus because that’s where the black people had to sit during segregation two thousand miles from Seattle.

  82. Alden says:
    @Known Fact

    Right right right! The lower fountains are for people in wheel chairs. So removing the short fountain is discrimination against the handicapped.

    Let’s all get on the internet and notify all the city of Seattle, king county WA state and the federal disability agencies of this gross, pervasive, ongoing and egregious violation of the sacred ADA Act.

    Really, I’ll do it today.

    • Agree: bruce county
    • Replies: @Known Fact
  83. Jack D says:
    @JimB

    Dar’Nesha is a she:

    https://www.phinneycenter.org/welcome-executive-director/

    Dar’Nesha has a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in Counseling from Capella University.

    Capella University is a for profit online diploma mill.

  84. Rob McX says:
    @Moral Stone

    But by God that diversicrat made something out of nothing in impressive fashion.

    Exactly. When you’re given a ridiculous job like this, you’d better start pretending it’s actually necessary, or you’ll soon be unemployed.

  85. JimB says:
    @Jack D

    Dar’Nesha is a she:

    You seem pretty sure of yourself. I prefer to reserve judgement.

  86. @Cloudbuster

    Your side-by-side fountains aren’t the same as what the story dealt with.

    • Replies: @Cloudbuster
  87. @Anonymous

    It’s the reason we have constantly been able to renew ourselves, to grow better and stronger as a nation, and to meet new challenges. Immigration is essential to who we are as a nation, our core values and our aspirations for our future.

    This is a terrific argument for separate nations.

    The first sentence is false. Americans would have “renewed” themselves and “grown stronger and better” even if no one came after 1776. Anglo stock is pretty darn good competent, inventive and productive. We grew “stronger and better” through pioneering, war fighting, settlement, population growth, invention and productivity growth. Anglos excel–perhaps the champs–at that package. But ok, we have the history we have. We had some immigration. My Irish and German ancestors came and pitched in with my Anglo ancestors … and yeah i’m happy to be alive.

    But the second sentence–holy cow! This is logically national, racial and personal self-abnegation. Your genes and culture destined to smothered by an endless wave of foreigners.

    I realize that Joe Biden is a bozo and this stuff is written by girls with BAs, but seriously no one can do math? Immigration forever just means current natives contribute an ever dwindling share of genes to “posterity”. And immigration forever means you inevitably turn your nation in a “shithole nation”. If that’s the only way immigration can finally stop, that’s what must happen. (Mathematically the only “immigration forever” that conceivable doesn’t replace the natives is “import and work ’em to death”–Caribbean sugar plantation model. And … you see the results of even that!)

    But beyond the math … it’s just insulting!

    Our core values? our aspirations for the future?!?! are not rooted in ourselves, our genes, our culture and our children … but in ‘effing foreigners?

    Seriously this really is goyishe kop stuff. I swear we aren’t genetically this stupid. We certainly didn’t use to be this stupid White gentiles acted like they actually opened the joint and wisely slammed the immigration door shut (or at least not wide open) back in 1924. Our brains must just be addled after 50 years of non-stop minoritarian propaganda. I realize who Biden answers to. And i realize white gentiles–in the net–did not vote for this toxic minoritarian nonsense. But still millions did. They said drink the kool-aid … and so they drank.

    Separate nations.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
  88. Bill P says:

    I took my kids to wild lights last year during Christmas break. It was mostly for my youngest, but we all enjoyed it. There are indeed light monkeys there, but lots of other animals are portrayed with the lights, too. Singling out the monkeys suggests a sort of sullen rage against our fellow primates.

    Maybe, since monkeys are so offensive to blacks, all monkeys should be banned. Perhaps they should be eaten, as they are in Africa. Then, someday in the future, there will be no more monkeys, and perhaps Blacks will finally stop being angry. Some may say that won’t work, but how is it any worse of an idea than forcible racial integration?

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  89. Polistra says:
    @SunBakedSuburb

    I’m a handsome man of leisure; I can’t be bothered with civil wars.

    You may not be interested in civil wars, but civil wars will be interested in you..

    • Agree: Gordo
  90. Rob McX says:
    @AnotherDad

    Our core values? our aspirations for the future?!?! are not rooted in ourselves, our genes, our culture and our children … but in ‘effing foreigners?

    Biden is saying, in effect, that race suicide is a national characteristic of America. Without self-annihilation written into its DNA, it wouldn’t be America. This is paradoxical, of course. He’s saying your identity consists in erasing your identity.

  91. I wade into “The Jewish Question” because it is obvious American Jews have been the primary ideological drivers and propagandists of minoritarianism, immigrationism, anti-republican elitism and anti-nationalism.

    But it is also clear that there is severe problem of white gentile breast-beaterism. Some sort transference of the honorable Christian impulse toward penitence from legitimate personal guilt toward some sort of weird post-Christian repentance for white racial “sin”. Instead of flailing themselves for their sins, they verbally flail, not just themselves but all whites, particularly deplorables, for white racism or better yet let some black hireling flail them for a nice paycheck.

    This is deeply, deeply sick stuff.

    Minoritarianism is not Christianity, and is logically incoherent on its face. Blacks are not God. And whites are not a devil, nor particularly guilty of sin. (White sins are the same as everyone else’s sins. And in fact, toting up positive vs. negative contributions to humanity whites come out so far ahead of any other group its ridiculous.) These good whites really need to shake off this turn toward masochism.

    But … if you good-whites really want someone to give you a whipping … i’m available to give you the whipping you actually deserve.

    • Agree: bruce county
    • Replies: @rebel yell
  92. @Ben tillman

    There’s zero meaningful difference. The old fountain was never a “blacks only” fountain. It was the *only* fountain, and then they added another fancier fountain, but kept the old one, too, because it was shorter and easier for the small children to use. How anyone manages to parse “racism” out of that is beyond me. I have no idea what your point is supposed to be.

  93. J.Ross says:
    @Rob McX

    A stepped trough:
    first level, drinking and receiving potable water in approved containers,
    second, handwashing,
    third, general washing (mop buckets),
    fourth, urinal,
    end, general waste, with constant flush reinforced by redundant jets.
    Unless you live in diversity, in which case it would never work without armed supervisors.

  94. Bill P says:
    @rebel yell

    All of Seattle is cult-like. Thank God I got out in time. I was there a couple weeks ago on Halloween to let my littlest one go trick or treating with grandma and grandpa. Ironically, despite all the BLM signs, there are fewer BLACKS (PBUT) than there were when I was a kid. Back then, in the 80s, all the ghetto kids came to our neighborhood in raggedy costumes (or often with none at all) to get candy from de white folk. They’ve all been replaced by UMC whites and orientals. Didn’t see but a couple of black kids all night, but I saw signs and slogans everywhere. In addition to BLM signs, there were multiple declarations of “faith in science” (one of the stupidest slogans I have ever seen, BTW), lots of denunciations of Trump, etc.

    It reminded me of when I visited the Soviet Union as a kid. My mother was defensive about it when I brought that up, and defended the neighbors. I said I was sure that your typical Muscovite circa 1987 was a nice person, too, but the signs were not very nice there, and they aren’t nice here, either.

  95. @AnotherDad

    Agree.
    We need to challenge the claim that America has any kind of “original sin”, racial or otherwise. What we have is an original problem, and that problem (that will always be with us) is unrelated to race.
    We revolted against a monarchial caste system and established a democratic republic, which has tension built into it. Our republic is one part majority rule and one part rich man’s oligarchy.
    To the extent that the majority are fools it is a good thing the oligarchy can overrule them.
    To the extent the oligarchs are venal and corrupt we need majority rule to cut them down to size.
    In the best of both worlds the noble common man, the salt of the earth, is led by heroic achievers.
    In the worst of both worlds a nation of idiots is fleeced by criminals.
    Reality falls somewhere in between, and we have a continuing struggle to be a better Republic.
    It is an original problem, not an original sin.
    If there is any original sin, it is, as Socrates said, ignorance.

    • Thanks: black sea
    • Replies: @ThreeCranes
  96. J1234 says:

    In place of the toy monkeys, I think the neighborhood association should sell T-shirts that say, “BLACK people are not monkeys!”

    Capitalizing all of the letters in the word “black” will show the proper respect for PEOPLE OF COLOR and the alphabet, because the first letters in words aren’t any more important than the other letters. The letter “b” did nothing to earn it’s place as the first letter in a very very important word.

    • LOL: ThreeCranes
  97. @Daddybob

    NEXT ON SEATTLE’S AGENDA: Walling off the back third of each city bus because that’s where the black people had to sit during segregation two thousand miles from Seattle.

    That’s not good enough. The back of the bus needs to be eliminated.

    But once the back of the bus has been removed, there will be a new ‘back of the bus’ . . . .

    No worries; according to Zeno’s Paradox, the back of the bus can be removed infinitely, and there will always be some bus left over.

    This sums up the logic behind a lot of progressive ‘thinking’, actually.

    • Agree: Rob McX
    • LOL: Twinkie
  98. @Bill P

    Bill, remember how they rioted and looted when Harambe the gorilla was shot and killed for manhandling a young white boy?

  99. @Jack D

    Capella University is a for profit online diploma mill.

    As a one-time shareholder, I resent the implication that this fine institution provides anything but the highest-quality education for successful, time-pressed professionals of color.

  100. @The Alarmist

    Back to the plantation.

    Told ya you was racist.

    Run-on sentence btw.

  101. @Jus' Sayin'...

    Plant life is obviously redolent of the plantation.
    It’s all gotta go. All of it.

  102. @ic1000

    Since when are crews permitted naming rights with respect to their spacecraft??

    • Replies: @bruce county
  103. @Hangnail Hans

    There are no images the crafts name is “Resilience”. These space cowboys just named it themselves as far as I can tell. Like a mission name. Not one image among the hundreds I searched shows the name Resilience on the craft. This is not a Nasa craft that gets named. This is a contracted craft and service.

    Just some thoughts.

  104. res says:
    @Known Fact

    Exactly. She must not get out much.

    I wonder how triggered she would be by this page.
    https://www.drinkingfountaindoctor.com/drinking-fountains/styles/dual-station

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    , @Jack D
  105. MattinLA says:
    @Whiskey

    Man, I hope you’re right. Because the alternative is my greatest fear – us whites walking placidly and ow-like into the execution chamber. Which alternative is more likely?

  106. @Gordo

    Hmm, I’ve got every book of his on my shelf.

    In general, Heinlein is very fond of subtly mentioning a character’s ethnic background, either by a one-time reference to the tone of their skin (the light bulb story), or a name (John Rico, a Filipino living in Brazil.)

    Sailer makes an interesting point I hadn’t considered, which is that the child
    possibly was so…noticeably different this is what compelled the cuckolded husband to murder the actual father. I feel though if Michael was half black, it would have been mentioned (again, subtly.) It’s more likely his previous suspicions, and maybe some difference like the same hair color, etc., set him off. If I recall though, he had a healthy tan, but he also was a nudist living on Mars.

    • Thanks: Gordo
    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  107. @Boomthorkell

    You find out on the next to last page of Starship Troopers that Juan Rico grew up speaking Tagalog, so I presume his high school is in Manila. Heinlein admired the Filipinos for their resistance to the Japanese.

    You figure out in the last chapter of “Tunnel in the Sky” that the narrator Rod Walker is black, so nobody in 1955 could object to his Zulu girlfriend.

    I think there are a few more cases like this in Heinlein books.

    In general, Heinlein offered the least physical description of his characters of just about any novelist ever. I imagine he hoped to make it easier to sell his books to the movies, but that didn’t really ever happen.

  108. @Steve Sailer

    Funny that in Verhoeven’s version of Starship Troopers Rico is one of the more Nazi-looking heroes in recent movie history. He took some flak for that IIRC.

  109. @Hangnail Hans

    Verhoeven grew up watching old Nazi movies left over from the occupation in Holland. He likes them. I don’t think he finished reading “Starship Troopers,” but just used it as an excuse to make the kind of movie he liked as a boy, but adding enough satire to maintain plausible deniability.

    Verhoeven is an interesting guy — “Black Book” is quite good but rather disturbing: the premise appears to be “What if Anne Frank had been a 25-year-old adventuress?” But he does his thing, which isn’t anything like Heinlein’s thing.

    It’s a little bit like how Paul Thomas Anderson never finished reading the Upton Sinclair novel on which “There Will Be Blood” is based. PTA is a distinctive artist and you shouldn’t expect him to adapt an author the way the author would want to be adapted.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  110. @Alden

    Yes, “the sacred ADA Act” — also known as Ramps Run Wild

  111. @res

    Imagine your little lady’s eyes light up when you surprise her with one of these for her birthday or that very special anniversary!

  112. @Hangnail Hans

    I think Trevor Lynch on Unz actually did a whole review of that film, with his accompanying theory on Verhoeven (Which Sailer just about summarizes). I just watched the film again recently, it’s a family classic here at our home.

  113. @Steve Sailer

    Honestly, I just thought he did it because he loved being new and strange (and also the whole “Oh, see, pulled your leg, I bet you pictured a pure white guy! Gottacha!” I mean, he was a self-proclaimed TANSTAAFL Libertarian), kind of like how Lovecraft decided to describe everything in uncomfortable adjectives. Basically, he was a show-off. I really loved it when I was younger, then the overwhelming condescension and arrogance started to grate on me a little, but I still do love it.

  114. Jack D says:
    @res

    What if we labeled the fountains “People of Color” and “white” but we made the white fountain the lower one? Would that be OK? Asking for a friend.

  115. Jack D says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Reading between the lines of Verhoeven’s biography, Verhoeven’s father was probably not a Nazi but neither did he fight in the Resistance. Like a lot of Dutch, he probably just tried to make the best of the situation and keep his head down. He kept teaching and probably there was a portrait of the Fuhrer on the wall of the classroom. Maybe he didn’t like it but he couldn’t take it down if he wanted to keep his job. OTOH, lots of Allied bombs kept dropping on his neighborhood, which was near a V1 and V2 launching point, killing neighbors and only missing his family by luck. This could not have exactly endeared the Allies to his family.

    And the Netherlands was just filled with shades of gray characters – was the person you were talking to a real member of the resistance or were they Nazi collaborators who were trying to entrap you? (Kind of like when you go to your local KKK meeting in America). Or maybe the person you thought was a Nazi collaborator was really part of the resistance and publicly spouting Nazi slogans so that the Nazis would trust him. It was a real wilderness of mirrors with double agents and triple agents, etc. Not the kind of thing where you could say with certainty who wore the white hats and who wore the black hats. And the Black Book reflects this you might say cynical view.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
  116. anon[104] • Disclaimer says:

    And the Netherlands was just filled with shades of gray characters – was the person you were talking to a real member of the resistance or were they Nazi collaborators who were trying to entrap you?

    There was a book or two written about that. Verhoeven made a movie out of one of them in the 70’s. It’s pretty good, and the sound track is still being performed as an orchestral suite.

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

  117. @TomSchmidt

    Too many people use the word “logarithmic” when they mean “exponential.” But it sure sounds scientifical, don’t it?

    • Replies: @TomSchmidt
  118. @Polistra

    Some coloreds bought my parent’s former home (from the person who bought it from them) and trimmed all of the bushes growing in front of the foundation savannah style. That is, they left the tops untouched but cut away the bottom two thirds of the bushes! They then painted the brick foundation bright, light blue.

    As my poor Mother said when we drove by, “The idiots don’t realize that the purpose of a bush planted in front of the foundation is to HIDE the runoff dirt and debris that invariably accumulate there.” (And of course, light blue quickly becomes stained by dirt etc. Not the best color next to the ground.)

  119. @Jack D

    “The horror, the horror.”

  120. Gabe Ruth says:

    That’s a great postscript by MS, thank you both. I’m sure others have noted, but Ms. Weary the diversicrat? If the PNA is not pure Sailer fan-fic, I think 2020 is a sign from heaven that you’re gonna make it.

  121. @Herp McDerp

    At least he didn’t abuse exponential. And maybe he actually meant logarithmic? I gotta drop that one into a conversation some time when I mean something isn’t threatening but I want it to sound like it is.

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