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The flame-like tree and yellow stars from Van Gogh’s Starry Night burn on B.B.’s right shoulder. Blonde, slim and 33, she bartends at Friendly Lounge twice a week. She calls everyone “darling,” as in, “Are you good, darling? You need another one?”

When B.B. told me she had lived in the Tenderloin, had drifted much, was fond of Jameson and yearned to write, I trumpeted, “I’ve got something for you!”

My apartment was but half a block away, so I went home and grabbed Yasunari Kawabata’s Palm-of-the-Hand Stories, William T. Vollmann’s

Thirteen Stories and Thirteen Epitaphs and Denis Johnson’s Jesus’ Son.

“Check these out! These will turn you on and get you going!”

B.B. wasn’t familiar with Kawabata and Vollmann, but Jesus’ Son was a favorite. From memory, she quoted from its first tale, “I knew every raindrop by its name. I sensed everything before it happened. I knew a certain Oldsmobile would stop for me even before it slowed, and by the sweet voices of the family inside it I knew we’d have an accident in the storm.”

“It doesn’t get any better than that!” Feeling inexplicably entitled, I then treated myself to a Maigue of Jameson as I heard B.B. confide.

We’re white trash. I’m third generation American Irish, you know. When we came to this country, we were trash. We’re still trash now.

My aunt’s husband would steal her car once a month. He would go, “Honey, I have to go run this errand,” and he would be gone for a week. He would be hacking on MLK or Mickle Boulevard. Generally, his passengers were people who were trying to procure drugs or a prostitute, you know. They’d get pulled over. People would shove their drugs in the car.

My aunt would report her car stolen, and the police would recover it in Camden, usually abandoned somewhere because he was off on a crack binge. When she got her car back, she’d call my mom’s house and I’d go over in the middle of the night to search it for drugs. When I found bags of crack, which I always did, she’d give them to me to go sell for her, then I’d split the money with her. That was normal for me when I was 13-years-old.

I had a cousin who was a prostitute. Somebody threw her out of a second story window, with a trash bag full of her clothes after her. She rolled off the roof.

My stepfather was a Jehovah’s Witness, so we never celebrated birthdays and things like that. I don’t even know what my mother’s birthday is. When I was a little kid, I had to leave the classroom for all the other kids’ birthdays, and for my own birthday as well. It’s so absurd. I wasn’t allowed to say the Pledge of Allegiance.

So much of my life was determined by that religion. My stepfather, he honestly believed that these were the words of God. You’d be hard-pressed to ever convince him that it was just some moron. Just go to the Wikipedia page for Jehovah’s Witnesses, and read how that religion started. It’s absurd.

My stepfather, the first woman he ever dated was my aunt, my mother’s older sister, and she broke up with him because she thought he was a weirdo. My stepfather was 34-years-old when he started to date my mother. She was his second girlfriend ever. He never had sex with a girl. He never had an intimate relationship with any woman. He never moved out of his parents’ house. He was a 34-year-old virgin who lived at home, and to him, that was the right way to live.

And this guy was the preeminent source of information on the world. This man who had zero life experience knew every goddamn thing.

My stepfather was abusive physically, emotionally and sexually. He was a pervert, a sicko. He would punish me for the smallest infraction. For breaking a glass, I would be made to stand naked in a corner, on one foot, with my nose touching the wall, which was impossible. I was only four. I should have been in bed. That’s not even the tip of the iceberg, you know, and he believed he was right. He had a profound, profound mental illness, but not according to him.

For all of his religious, self-righteous indignation at my choice to read books and pursue art, since he’s the preeminent source of knowledge for every situation, you know, this all-knowing, Godlike being he designated himself as, he lived in sin with my mother for years.

He slept in the same bed with her, having sex with her, and not reproducing children. According to them, sex is for reproducing children, not for the pleasure itself, but he lived in sin with my mother for years. They were together for 10 years before they got married. Even as a child, I called him out on it. Their justification was that we, my brother and I, were such a burden, our sheer existence was such a burden, that the only way to offset that was to live in sin, so they could receive welfare.

My mother worked occasionally. When I was little, she would just stay in bed all day. She would get up about half an hour before my stepfather got home from work and pretend she had done things, but she didn’t do anything. I would sit there by myself all day. She watched soap operas.

For a few years, she worked, then she would be out of work for a few years, then she would find another dead-end job, then she would lose that job. It was just a series of dead-end jobs that she couldn’t keep.


I’ve always worked. Even when I was a kid, I’ve always had a job. I worked two or three jobs at a time. When I was 18, I worked at a comic book store, and across the street, there was a Toys R Us. For years, I would do their stocks for Christmas, and I did Halloween Adventure. You know, I was a manager for them. I would travel up and down the East Coast to set them up for the retail season.

I was sleeping in my car a lot because I was working so much. I would get out of my job at the comic book store, sleep in my car for a few hours, then go to Toys R Us to work all night.

I got my mother a job at Toys R Us. I got her a job at a supermarket where I worked at. She could never hold a job, though, for long. It was always somebody’s fault, you know, she couldn’t work.

My dad had a job with his uncle who owned a sheet metal business in North Philly. My dad died on my 19th birthday, at the exact time that I was born, 8:35PM. He died of a cancer in the fluid that lines your lungs. He had worked around asbestos for one week of his life, 20 years prior to becoming ill. One week.

My father was a functioning alcoholic. I didn’t see him a lot. He had visitation when we were little, but he would show up too wasted to take us anywhere, or he wouldn’t show up at all. We really started to see him when we were, like, 15, 14. He’d come around, and then we wouldn’t see him for huge gaps of time. My father, he came back when I was 17, when I was out of the system, when I was free again. I saw him then.

My father actually tried. He tried his hardest to stay sober, and he tried to keep me with him. We were sharing a two bedroom apartment with my father, my stepmother, my step brother Steven, my half brother Sean and myself. Me and my dad slept in the living room. I slept on the love seat. My dad slept on the sofa. The judge didn’t find that to be a suitable living arrangement. It was far better for me to live in a jail cell, among strangers. My father tried to hard, too. He tried to stay sober to keep me. I know that it hurt him deeply that I got taken out that time. I know that he felt like it was a personal failure of his.

I hadn’t broken any law, so they couldn’t put me in jail, but they couldn’t release me because I had nowhere to go, so every 28 days, they would just move me to another facility. Imagine moving every 28 days when you’re a teenager. Imagine changing schools every 28 days.

I was stuck in this quagmire for years. There were so many youths that were in a similar predicament. I wasn’t in foster care or in a group home. Group homes had a shortage of beds, and they were generally reserved for people who had broken the law.

I was locked up in Bordentown, which was a maximum security youth detention. It’s where they sent murderers and rapists if they were under 18, you know. I was locked up in Lakeland, which was also a maximum security detention center.

I shared a cell with a girl named Belinda. Belinda stabbed her boyfriend to death when she was 14 for a gold chain and a pager. She killed her boyfriend. That’s who I shared a cell with. I had a mat on the floor. Belinda, I’ll never forget her. She was 17. She was going to get released on her 21st birthday.

I was the last person in New Jersey to use the slave law to sue the state and my parents to get custody of myself. I became emancipated. I was recognized as an adult at 17.

I was in the system for five years, so I had five years to look into it. Immediately, they changed the law. You can’t do that anymore.

I had an extremely dedicated social worker. At the time, I was an asshole and didn’t appreciate her for what she did for me, but that woman genuinely cared. Most of them don’t, and it’s because they are underpaid and overburdened. They have massive caseloads and people just fall through the cracks. I could have been one of those. Thankfully, I did have one or two people who were in my corner. Otherwise, things would have turned out much differently.

I left home when I was 14, and I have never been back. The last time I saw my mother was at my father’s funeral, when I was 19.

My grandmother and I were very close. I lived with her off and on. I quit school my 11th grade year to take care of my grandmother. She passed away when I was 17. After she died, I left for California.

At 17, I moved to San Francisco. I had never been out there. The plane ticket was $233, one way. The plan was to just go there and get a job. I had $40 in my pocket and no place to stay. Before I left, I did a little bit of research on Wikipedia. I knew nobody out there.

A lucky thing happened to me. When I got to San Francisco International, I found a couple of cameras. To this day, I wonder about the origin of these cameras. On them were all these men of Middle Eastern descent. Obviously, I don’t know their national origin but they looked Middle Eastern. There were all these photographs of underpasses and bridges. It’s like I found some terrorist’s fuckin’ cameras!


I didn’t call the police because I needed the money. I hocked them. They were good, high end cameras. I had to feed myself, you know. I got a BART pass. Transportation out there is beautiful. It’s not like here where it’s poverty transportation, meant for poor people. Rich people have cars. Out there, it’s for everybody to use, and it’s very effective and efficient. I just used my BART pass and traveled all over for a week. I got to know the city. I went on every train and trolley line, you know.

When I first got there, I lived in the YMCA, in the Tenderloin. It was $35 a week. There was a shared bathroom but you had your own private room. It was fine. The Tenderloin is still nicer than any neighborhood I grew up in, and nicer than any neighborhood I lived in in Philly or New Orleans.

I found a job within a week, at Trader Joe. Eventually, I moved into a beautiful apartment on Polk Street, three blocks from the wharf. I stayed in San Francisco for just over a year.

When I was 30, I moved to New Orleans. I lived there for over two years. New Orleans is like a different world. It’s the last Banana Republic. It’s as free as you can be and still be in the United States.

I got a job immediately but it wasn’t a good job. Eventually, I lucked out and got a job at the Dungeon, a heavy metal bar. It’s been there since 1969.

When I first got there, I went out and bought an 8th of weed, you know, really nice weed. I was going around the city, drinking. I was on my bike, riding around. I ended up locking my bike up, because I got too drunk. Eventually, I wanted to take a cab. The driver agreed to take me back to Araby, which is as far south as you can get in New Orleans and not be in Chalmette, the next town over.

The guy drove the dead opposite direction, towards the ghetto. It makes the worst part of North Philly look like a beautiful suburb. The guy drove me to some seedy motel, then tried to jump into the back seat with me, so I ran out of the cab and into the motel. I was just banging on doors. I didn’t want to end up murdered or raped or, you know, left in the fuckin’ bayou.

The cab driver called the police and said that I refused to pay my fare. The cop then robbed me of all my cash, my whole paycheck, all my weed, then left me there with no way to get home, with no idea where I was.

I don’t trust people who don’t have a distrust for the police. I have never, ever met a good one. I have friends who have stories that are worse than that.

You know what the cop told me? I said, “How can you do this? You’re supposed to help me. This man drove me me here and I don’t know where I am.” He’s like, “Call the police!” That’s what he told me to do, and laughed, after he had robbed me. The police told me to call the police.

I think men’s experiences and women’s experiences are much, much different.

The cops in Camden would pick up the prostitutes. They would haul them in for solicitation, then take them to Morgan Boulevard and fuck them. If the girls didn’t fuck them, they knew they were going to jail, so the police basically raped people. It’s like, who cares about her, she’s just a whore anyway.

The police there was so bad, they had to fire them all. Everything had to be cleaned out, it was so fuckin’ corrupt. They have cameras in place of officers now. They can pinpoint a gunshot within feet of the bullet striking. It’s fuckin’ amazing. They can tell an automatic rifle vs. a shotgun. They have cameras throughout the city.

There is such a distrust of the police in Camden, people take care of shit themselves, like if they found a pedophile on the block, they would just beat him within an inch of his life. They would rather handle things themselves than call the police. When somebody robbed a house, they would just handle it themselves.

Things happen for a reason. People don’t have this distrust naturally. Most white Americans are raised to trust the police.

If you want to get a view of humanity, if you want to see how the other half live, go over to Camden and take a walk through the streets.

I like gritty cities. I like New York before it got cleaned up. New Orleans, Detroit, Philadelphia. Detroit is great for exploring, if you like urban exploring. There are all these abandoned buildings. Last Christmas, I went out to Detroit and stayed for a while.

There’s a huge transient population in the United States, and places like San Francisco and Los Angeles attract that. Our system is specifically built that way. Capitalism is designed to create a population of disenfranchised people. Many people have heard of Skid Row, but they can’t wrap their minds around it. It’s larger than all of these little, tiny towns in Pennsylvania. It’s massive.

New Orleans is much the same way, but they have these squatting laws. You can squat in a building, you know, if you invest money into that building. If you get the plumbing, you can take control of that building and it can be yours legally.

I went down there to get serious about my writing, but I became serious about my drinking. I was interested in fiction. I still write, but I haven’t had anything published in ages. I always carry a notebook. I think my real life gets in the way of my intellectual or interior life.

You have to make money, and the past several years, I’ve had a lot of moving. Moving is good but also exhausting. I like to switch it up and I like to move around. I’ve been back to Philly for a year-and-a-half, maybe, not even, and I’ve moved, like, I can’t even tell you, 30 times maybe?


I spent the last two days in Doylestown, at my ex-fiance’s place. We’ve been broken up for about a month. I was in jail for a week about a month ago. It’s a long story. Charlie was wasted and accused me of stabbing him. He had a cut about this long. It’s a little, tiny cut. He produced the knife.

With domestic violence, they don’t play around. Having been a victim of domestic violence, I can give you an example. I lived with a man for a year or so. We both drank a lot, like, we drank a lot. He would get into these rages. He was sure that I was cheating on him and I was lying to him, and he would hit me out of nowhere. I never called the police on him but the neighbors did, and he got hauled off to jail. They don’t play with that. If they let you go one time, the next time they come out, it’s to pull somebody’s body. People get killed.

I have a good friend who’s a criminal defense attorney, one of the best in the state. He took my case for free. Charlie hasn’t shown up for any of the court hearings. The last one will be on the 7th of October and it’s going to get thrown out, hopefully.

I don’t want to sue him. I don’t want anything. I love him. I want to make things work with him. I adore him. We were engaged for about 6 months, and we’d been together for 2 years.

I met Charlie in New Orleans. He’s the only reason why I came back here. Charlie is from Philly. He was homesick and he missed his family. Down there, he couldn’t make the kind of money he was used to. Our relationship was going to end. He was going to leave and I was going to stay. He asked me to come three times. The third time, he promised that he was going to be good to me, someday.

Charlie works with his family. He works in construction, demolition, renovation, that type of things. He’s not hard up for money. He’s a fuckup in many ways, but not that way. Charlie’s a 35-year-old child. It’s a plague of our generation. I’ve met people who came from far less than him and have struggled far more, so no, I don’t see that as a viable excuse.

I was in the Round House for over a day. It doesn’t sound like a lot of time until you are incarcerated, when you’re in a 4 by 4 by 8, and you share that with two other people, and all you have is an iron bench and a toilet, you know, and a cheese sandwich every 12 hours, and a 6 ounce bottle of water. Twenty-four hours doesn’t seem like a long time but it feels like fuckin’ forever when you there.

I was in county jail for a week. It was a fairly awful experience. It was dehumanizing. It was meant to be dehumanizing. A week is nothing, but it was the last week of the month. I missed my Saturday shift at work. We were moving out of our house. We had to be out of the house before the 1st, so by the time I got out of jail, I had one day to find a place to live and pack all my belongings. If I hadn’t been bailed out of jail in time I would have lost everything I owned. I would have been on the street.

Bail was $4,000, so it’s 410. I got my job back, thankfully. I could have easily lost this job. I would have had no money and no place to stay. I had no phone in jail. When you’re arrested, they don’t just give you your things back. They hold it. I had to get a ride back up to State Road to get my things back. It had to be between 9AM and 11AM. They make it very difficult, too, especially if you’re poor. They released me at 9 O’clock at night, and I didn’t have my phone. They give you a dollar for a transfer and a subway token. That’s our system. If they release you from the Round House, they don’t give you anything. If I had made bail there before I got to county, I wouldn’t have had a dime to my name. It’s a terrible system we have in this country.

When I was arrested for this domestic violence incident, this aggravated assault, alleged stabbing, they didn’t even ask me anything. They didn’t take photos of my bruises and I had these bruises on my face and body.

This whole thing is biased. Anybody can make an allegation against you, and you don’t get an opportunity to defend yourself. You don’t get to speak to the judge. You speak to your public defender at court, five minutes before you get tried, so they don’t know you. They don’t care about your case, you know. It doesn’t matter.

This system is not designed to help or support people. It’s not with justice in mind. Most people have no idea.

The media portray the Black Lives Matter movement or just my entire generation as, like, this privileged, entitled, PC, spoiled generation, but they have no idea. We’re a generation of kids who grew up alone, with no fathers. When we’re 8 years old, we have keys to our houses, do our own laundry, make our own meals. We’ve been on our own our whole lives.

This is the first generation in American history that are less educated than the generation before us. We’re underpaid. We’ll never own houses. We’ll never pay off college debts. Those of us who did go to college can’t pay off student loans. We’re underpaid, and there’s nothing to do about it. There’s nowhere to go, you know.

In essence, we’re totally screwed. I know this sounds awful, but the best thing that could happen for this country is for the Baby Boomer generation to just die. Like, they ruined everything for everyone. They fucked us all.


They could be working class and have a good life. They got the middle class but then they destroyed it. They destroyed it. Greed destroyed this country. The middle class then and middle class now are not the same thing. There is no true middle class.

My mother’s generation and the generation before them, they could go to college for a reasonable amount of money. They could get a decent job. There was a salary. Imagine that! Nobody can imagine having a job with a salary, with benefits and health insurance. I have never had health insurance. Never!

I don’t have Obamacare. When I filed my taxes last year, I didn’t even get penalized for it because I didn’t make enough money. Technically, I qualify but I don’t want to deal with it. I don’t want anything from this government. I don’t want food stamps. I don’t want their money. I don’t want anything. Keep it! I don’t want to feel beholden. I don’t want to feel like I’m getting something for free, you know. My teeth are broken, I go to the dentist and get them fixed myself.

I don’t mind working for what I have, and I don’t mind going without. If you get really sick, you can go to the hospital and say you’re indigent. They can’t deny you service in an emergency room. You need to be very specific with the words. You need to say you’re indigent.

When they ask you your name, I usually never give them my real name. I have, like, $7,000 in medical debts. You can go bankrupt and it doesn’t clear you of medical debts. So many Americans go bankrupt because of medical debts, but they will still owe that money.

There is a huge wealth gap in this country between the haves and the have nots. I think a lot of people don’t realize it. I think a lot of white, southern, American people think that brown and black people, if you keep them down, if you cut those people out and keep them oppressed, that somehow they’ll be able to buy into a system that was never designed for them in the first place. That somehow brown and black people are the ones, they’re the cause of the problem. They’ve been fed that their whole lives.

They don’t realize that it’s not an issue of race in this country. It’s an issue of wealth. It’s an issue of class. It’s class warfare. By dividing us in that way and keeping us separate, by keeping us occupied with things that don’t matter, we don’t see the larger picture, which is the wealth inequity in this country.

When you’re mad at the guy who makes $8 an hour at the bank and the CEO is taking $200 million bonuses to rip you off, you’re mad at the wrong person. There’s a whole lot of that going on all the time here.

The poor white people, they are mad at the government because we have a black president. They’re mad at black people and brown people for being poor even though poor whites represent the largest proportion of people getting Medicaid and food stamps. White people receive more of that than any minority in this country, you know, but they think that if they can keep those people dispossessed, they’ll be able to buy into the system where they’ll make more money. They’ll be able to work or buy their way into being in a higher class, but that’s not the way it works.

I’ve known this one black kid since he was 14 or so. He’s like a little brother. I look out for him. I consider him family, but we don’t share any blood. I love him.

He’s got a good head on his shoulders. He’s 19 now. He was born in the hood. There’s no opportunity for him. His little brother is in jail. His older brother is in jail. He’s the only man in his family that’s not arrested. He takes care of his grandmother and his mother. His grandmother is 96-years-old. He supports his brothers. He puts money on their books, pays the lawyers. He works his ass off. When that phone rings, it means he’s got work. He’s got to hustle off and go sell drugs.

I make him come by once a week to say hi to me. He doesn’t get anything out of it. I want to make sure he’s OK. When I was in jail, the only person whose phone number I knew was his, so I called him. Through him, I could talk to other people. If it wasn’t for that kid, I’d be sitting in jail still.

I’ve been engaged three times. I’m loyal to a fault. I’ve never cheated. I’ve been cheated on so many times. I don’t understand people who need to do that, and it’s not like I’ve had no opportunities. As a young woman, people hit on you all the time. It seems so sad. You must have such low self esteem to want to be validated in that way, to need that attention. I don’t want that attention. I don’t see the point. It’s just sad.

When I was younger, I wanted to be an architect or a writer. I wanted to save enough money so I could travel. People are fascinating. The world is beautiful. The country is huge. The world is massive. There’s so much to see.

I’ve never understood people who don’t travel. Most people live and die within 50 miles of where they’re born. That’s statistically a fact. I’ve always had a wanderlust. I’ve always liked traveling. Moving around so much as a kid probably has a big part to do with that.

I wanted to tend bar, because that’s a job skill you can take anywhere you go.

I never did anything I couldn’t walk away from. If you’re a bartender, drinking is a lifestyle, but I never became addicted. I don’t get drunk anymore.


People go, “Oh, I don’t know where I’ll work, and where I’ll live.” That doesn’t even occur to me. Like, I know I’ll figure it out. I’ll always land on my feet. I’ve slept outside, you know. Things happen. I’ve never gone through a large gap of homelessness, just a couple days here and there.

I know plenty of people who feel anger about their hardship and their lot in life, but it didn’t serve me any longer. Forgiveness is an amazing thing. I’m an adult now. I can’t be angry about something that happened 20 years ago. What’s the point? For so long, I was so consumed by anger, I didn’t feel anything else. I couldn’t love. I still don’t trust people. I’m not capable of it.

I love my fiance. I have faith that he can change. I want to give him an opportunity that was denied me. If you want a second chance, you must give it. If you want love or forgiveness, you must give it. Being angry made my heart sick, my head sick. I’ve been physically ill from stress, from sadness. I couldn’t get out of bed. You must put a tourniquet on your anger or it will eat you alive.

Some people have the hardest time admitting they were wrong in the first place. It’s out of the question, you know. My mother never acknowledged that she was wrong. She was never able to apologize to me because, in her mind, she didn’t do anything wrong. She can’t even see her part in it. She allowed my stepfather to do what he did to me. She was abusive by her inaction.

I’m not angry with her. I feel sorry for her. I wish I could help her. I wish she could step outside of herself and see, that they can both see what they’ve done. I just feel sorry for them. With that being said, I can’t let them be a part of my life.

I feel like the luckiest person who ever lived. Most of my friends are dead, or tied down with a bunch of kids they don’t want and can’t take care of. I’m in an occupation that I love, and I have my freedom.

Linh Dinh is the author of two books of stories, five of poems, and a novel, Love Like Hate. He’s tracking our deteriorating socialscape through his frequently updated photo blog, Postcards from the End of America.

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  1. Anonymous [AKA "Steve123"] says:

    Is this a story by Stephen Glass?

  2. She says the best thing is for the Baby Boomers to die because they fucked us over. Well, speak for your own parents, bitch, mine were nothing like that.

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  3. Thank you, Linh, for bringing to us another fascinating American character, living on the edge.

  4. Rehmat says:

    “We’re white trash. I’m third generation American Irish, you know. When we came to this country, we were trash. We’re still trash now”.

    Either she is ignorant of Irish people who fled Potato Famine (1845-51) history or she is another ‘White trash’.

    Irish people are far better than other White immigrants – in the US and Canada. Kennedy ‘royal’ family is Irish. More than 80% of Ontario police force is WASP.

    However, according to ADL survey, people of Ireland hate Israel and support Palestinians. For example in 2012, former newspaper editor Vincent Browne, the host of Ireland’s top television political talk show, ‘Tonight with Vincent Browne’, on TV3 has called Israel “a cancer in foreign affairs”. After the remark, Vincent said that his criticism of Israel doesn’t mean he hates the Jewish people….

  5. @RadicalCenter

    Yes, they were, but you became just like them.

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  6. mcohen says:


    the irish who fled ireland for a better life in america have much to be proud of
    on the other hand the refugees fleeing the middle east have been raping women in there host countries.the situation has become so bad that local women fear going out alone.

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  7. Daniel H says:

    I want to marry B.B., tatoos and all.

  8. Sam J. says:

    “…I think a lot of white, southern, American people think that brown and black people, if you keep them down, if you cut those people out and keep them oppressed, that somehow they’ll be able to buy into a system that was never designed for them in the first place. That somehow brown and black people are the ones, they’re the cause of the problem. They’ve been fed that their whole lives…”

    I hope the girl that said this reads this. You’re wrong about Southern Whites attitude. We don’t like Blacks because they steal, murder and rape people in vast amounts. We just want them to stay away from us or to have them control themselves. We haven’t been fed anything we live with these people in far larger numbers than you do. We know. You sound like a commercial for SJW multiculturalism.

    The idea that we, Southerners, will be a part of the system is laughable. We’re the only group of people who can be vilified in the country without someone shushing them. We don’t want the multicultural, global system or yours either.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
  9. Clyde says:

    Her mind is still intact……fairly smart girl.

    • Replies: @granesperanzablanco
  10. Che Guava says:

    Dear Linh,

    Your last ‘Obscured Americans’ was hardly an obscured person, I read it, but I was thinking ‘absurdly privileged person’.

    B.B. makes many good points, not that I agree with all, but most.

    She would look better without that tattoo on her upper arm, even though it appears to be high quality.

    Her account is great!

    Thank you and B.B. for the article.

  11. Rehmat says:

    You couldn’t find a more reliable news source than Daily Mail owned by your own filth, eh!

    Ever thought who monopolizes prostitution in the west other than Zionist Jews.

    Jews are so obsessed with illegal sex that even chief rabbi of United Kingdom, Ephraim Mirvis , had to admit last year that child sexual abuse within Jewish communities is epidemic.

  12. mcohen says:

    rehmat says….monopolizes and legalizes

    i have and it is mostly rehmats from rehmatistan.

    the same one,s that hold goats over the edge of a cliff….because they push back harder.i kid you not.

    • Replies: @Rehmat
  13. >tattoos


    Another degenerate, Linh?

    • Replies: @Marcus
  14. Marcus says:

    Not everyone can be a right wing internet nerd!

    • Replies: @RaceRealist88
    , @Truth
  15. Marcus says:

    My boomer parents split after two kids and only a few years together due to personality differences, they both had productive careers. My grandparents stayed together and had 6 kids despite affairs, business struggles, severe mental issues, etc. I think this is representative: most boomers weren’t willing to subordinate their desires to family life.

  16. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    She likes to generalize, boomers, southerners, etc. It’s ok to slam entire groups as being bad as long as it’s whatever group can be attacked at the moment according to mob psychology. They grew up with “no fathers”? Everyone has a father, biologically that is. If the fathers choose to disappear whose fault is that? There’s nothing anyone else can do and certainly not a government institution, to remake individuals into worthy parents. Alcoholism has many ripple effects beyond just the person themselves; it affects the families and children of alcoholics for a lifetime. The dysfunctions of the parents are passed on even into the third generation. It’s unfortunate but here we can see the lingering effects of this. It’s not fair for her to have been bounced around like she has since childhood.
    She seems relatively bright and has attained enough insight to now make the next move up. Being over 30 she needs to now transition to the next level instead of being a prisoner of the past. Stop associating with drug dealers, stop using pot and any other drugs including alcohol totally, get rid of those psychological basket-case boyfriends, quit picking the same types for companionship and get off the pity-pot. Bartending provides an income which of course everyone needs but it also puts a person in an environment that isn’t the healthiest. Is a bar a good place for a victim of alcoholism to work in?

    • Replies: @Epaminondas
  17. @Marcus

    Yea you’re right!

    Doesn’t change the fact that this woman, and all of the people that Mr. Dinh writes about are degenerate.

    • Replies: @Marcus
  18. Eddie says:

    I have faith that he can change.

    Not going to happen. Get control of your Daddy issues.

  19. DaveE says:

    I worked in bars for many years. While I can’t say I find this woman’s story exceptional, her warmth and courage is.

    We really do make our own reality and that reality either protects us or consumes and even destroys us.

    Anyway, thanks for a great read and an inspiring tale, LD.

    • Replies: @Wat
  20. “…on the other hand the refugees fleeing the middle east have been raping women in there (sic) host countries.the situation has become so bad that local women fear going out alone.”

    Well, keep your sons and daughters out of the page jobs in Congress too, or haven’t you heard about those scandals?

    Look up the pedophile cases involving parliament in Britain (ever hear of the sicko “Lord” Jenner?) and you may want to Google “Tzedek support group” ( just for starters).

    Then there’s stuff like this as well…“If you know more than six men, then you know someone who has been abused,” said St. John, who kept silent until his abuser, middle-school teacher Albert Fentress, went on to abuse, kill and cannibalize a teenage boy in his home town of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.”

    So it seems entirely possible that any sex pervs from the Middle East are attracted by the rampant perversion in high places as well as low in the great bastions of Western “civilization.”

    In case you missed it, the subject of this fine article is well aware of our own sick side and before you run around pointing fingers, you may want to tune into reality a bit.

  21. Marcus says:

    Because she has tattoos and is a bartender? Plenty of people who are more outwardly “respectable” turn out to be filth. You should spend some time outside of the hermetically sealed world of anonymous internet commentary, which is probably populated by people much more “degenerate” than her.

    • Replies: @RaceRealist88
  22. @Marcus

    And? More often than not people who have tattoos and work in bars are degenerate. I work with people every day, it’s kinda my job. I know that people who look respectful can turn out to be degenerates as well.

    On that note, I know smart blacks therefore black average IQ is meaningless.

    That’s your argument.

    • Replies: @Marcus
  23. Marcus says:

    Well, no: there’s no data here and you can’t possibly quantify “degenerate” (aside from what internet Aryan nobleman might believe). I find tattoos extremely distasteful, but I know people with them who turned out fine, e.g. a recent coworker who is long-married and is very devoted to her kids, since anecdotes are all we have to work with mine is as good as yours.

  24. Women with more tattoos are more likely to have attempted suicide. However those same women report higher self-esteem (probably a front for their depression).

    “I know people with tattoos who aren’t degenerate. Therefore people with tattoos aren’t degenerate as a whole.”

    I know smart blacks, does that disprove the average? No.

    • Replies: @Marcus
  25. I think a certain shame here is that in another age – or, perhaps in our age had it not degenerated to its current state so precipitously – B.B. could have made a quite lovely and wonderful housewife.

    • Replies: @iffen
    , @Truth
  26. @anonymous

    I could not have said it better. Take what you get and move on to better things. Never look back. If you had great parents, be thankful. It’s the very best gift God can give you.

  27. Rehmat says:

    Smelling a Zionist skunk, I can excuse you for quoting your holy Talmud.

    On October 27, 2015, Arthur Topham, Canadian writer and blogger, appeared in a British Columbia court to defend his freedom of speech rights. He is accused by B’nai B’rith of inciting hatred toward Canadian Jewish community (310,000 in country’s population of 35 million). BC province is home to 32,000 Jews.

    Topham is also accused of believing anti-Jewish ‘conspiracy theories’ like The Protocols, 9/11, etc. and re-blogging anti-Israel articles from other websites. If convicted, Topham will spend some time in a jail, in addition to a heavy fine and his website, Radical Press, would be removed from internet – like British vicar Stephen Sizer‘s personal blog 7 months ago.

    Terry Wilson, ex-anti-hate crime squad detective had accused Arthur Topham of quoting anti-Jew statements from Elizabeth Dillings’ book, The Jewish Religion: Its Influence Today. While cross-examining, Topham’s defense lawyer asked Wilson if he had read Ms Dillings’ book, he replied that he did. When further questioned that if he had cross-checked the book’s allegations with Talmud, Wilson admitted that he had never read Talmud. However, Wilson lauded Talmud as one of Jews “Holy” books and attempting to convince the Jury that any negative criticism of it was just pure anti-Semitism and hatred (here).

    Israeli historian, late professor Israel Shahak in his epic book, Jewish History Jewish Religion, has exposed Talmud’s hatred of non-Jewish people, particularly hatred toward Jesus (as) his mother Saint Mary (as) and Christianity…..

    • Replies: @mcohen
  28. Marcus says:

    If suicide is “degenerate,” than your hero himself was one! People with tattoos may be trashier on average, and I do view it as a red flag, but by itself this is insufficient grounds to make that judgment without being acquainted with said person. Also the data was collected only from college students, and only made this correlation among those with 4 or more tattoos…

    • Replies: @RaceRealist88
  29. iffen says:
    @Alec Leamas

    B.B. could have made a quite lovely and wonderful housewife.

    Wishful thinking, it would have interfered with her drinking.

    • Replies: @Alec Leamas
  30. I was undecided until:

    Technically, I qualify but I don’t want to deal with it. I don’t want anything from this government. I don’t want food stamps. I don’t want their money. I don’t want anything. Keep it! I don’t want to feel beholden. I don’t want to feel like I’m getting something for free, you know. My teeth are broken, I go to the dentist and get them fixed myself.

    That’s good, and rare to hear, as far as I can tell. There was a comment on Unz recently about kids in Appalachia growing up and all they want to do when they grow up is ‘draw’.

    I found the parting sentence quite sad. Friends with kids they don’t want? Hopefully that is just a case of sour grapes projection. Maybe everybody’s kids will be assigned a flat rate preciousness boost if the subject of today’s vignette ever has any of her own.

    She won’t allow the government provide for her. Will she let a man provide for her and bear him children and be true to him? Will she walk what in our upside down times passes for the lefthand path?

    • Replies: @pseudonym1
  31. @Clyde

    Well there is no indication that she does drugs or drinks too much so that helps

  32. @Marcus

    I make two observations. Tattoos and how they carry themselves. They correlate. Women who have more tattoos are more likely to have more problems.

    There is evidence that Hitler escaped to Argentina by the way.

    Why are you making assumptions about my politics?

    • Replies: @iffen
    , @Alec Leamas
    , @Marcus
  33. @Rehmat

    “Irish people are far better than other White immigrants – in the US and Canada. Kennedy ‘royal’ family is Irish. More than 80% of Ontario police force is WASP.”

    The Kennedy clan affected an upper class WASP identity and had some WASP envy going on. This is more like the exception that proves the rule.

    I grew up in an urban Irish American family and we are good people but don’t rewrite history

    • Replies: @Rehmat
  34. iffen says:

    Why are you making assumptions about my politics?

    Either race realist and 88 have meaning or they don’t. Which is it?

    • Replies: @RaceRealist88
  35. @iffen

    Wishful thinking, it would have interfered with her drinking.

    I think you’re mistaking her lifestyle as solely a product of her choices rather than the degenerated world into which she was born some 33 years ago, presumably to Boomer parents who it is stated did not remain together.

    Also, you’re being a bit of a Pollyanna if you don’t think people 60-70 years ago drank a lot. Kids nowadays talk about drinking; their grandparents actually drank.

    • Replies: @iffen
    , @jacques sheete
  36. iffen says:
    @Alec Leamas

    I know it when I see it. Reading UR and commenting interferes with mine.

    • LOL: Talha
    • Replies: @Talha
  37. @iffen

    I am a race realist. My birth year is 88.

    Aolid assumptions bro.

    • Replies: @iffen
    , @iffen
  38. @RaceRealist88

    At one time tattoos were still unusual and countercultural for women so the presence of a tattoo, and particularly a tattoo visible while wearing street clothes was a real indication of a broken character. I once knew a waitress who had several – including an enormous “chestplate” and pierced nipples – back in the 1990s. She was fun but otherwise broken as one would expect. In her mind the tattoos somehow expressed some pain or struggle. At the time it sort of occurred to me that a generation or two before a woman of her age would be experiencing the pain and struggle of childbirths and I wondered if they were some psychological replacement for the pain of childbirth.

    Tattoos have since become popularized and the stigma reduced greatly so they’re not as clear an indication of the mental state and character of the bearer relative to the general population.

    Their ubiquity, however, is an indication of how the culture has become so very neo-primitive (tattoos are a primitive cultural expression).

    • Replies: @utu
    , @RadicalCenter
  39. Marcus says:

    Yeah, I stayed away from girls with visible tats and especially piercings on principle, though I have met several who are ok.

    There is evidence that Hitler escaped to Argentina by the way.

    Why are you making assumptions about my politics?

    True, also none of the purported remains were verified. 88= Heil Hitler, no? Coupled with RaceRealist, that seemed obvious.

  40. Truth says:

    No, but we all have something lofty to shoot for.

  41. Truth says:
    @Alec Leamas

    Shut up, you’d be all over that like a cheap suit.

    • Replies: @Alec Leamas
  42. utu says:
    @Alec Leamas

    “he culture has become so very neo-primitive (tattoos are a primitive cultural expression).”

    Probably it can be linked to the fact that we are becoming post racial, post ethnic. Being white is not cool and being black is not very pragmatic but by having tattoos you create some identity, which coincidentally is also expressed by the medium of skin just like its color or race.

    • Replies: @Marcus
  43. @Alec Leamas

    Kids nowadays talk about drinking; their grandparents actually drank.

    Largely true. I know of whole communities that spent their winters drinking and included kids who were addicted to the slop.

    In fact, whiskey was used as currency in early America.

    Then there’s this sort of thing…Upwards of 30% of American adults may have had a problem drinking.

    Some here have commented that the girl is degenerate. I doubt it but there is no doubt that she’s living in a degenerate society, is aware of it and seems to be coping at least somewhat.

    As for the tattoos, it strikes me as just another hare-brained fashion statement, and this too shall pass, though not soon enough

    • Replies: @Marcus
    , @Rehmat
  44. @Truth

    I’m not saying she’s not attractive – she is as best I can tell from one picture. What I’m saying is that she seems to have had the raw material to achieve something better (for herself, and for society). But I’m not blaming her, since she’s just finding her way through the ruins of a debased society. I’m lamenting that society is such that her potential and those of many others seems to have been wasted and we’ll all be the lesser for it.

    Seventy or so years ago she’d be shepherding a passel of towheaded cherubs and hubby would be satisfied and proud to take her out for a night on the town – a slim, pretty blonde on his arm as the wages of a life well lived, of his sober industry and civic leadership. She’d have had good friends and acquaintances from involvement in her parish, its school and civic organizations and been a friend in return. She’d have burned a pot roast or two, and he’d have stayed out too late with the guys at the country club for sure. She may never have seen San Francisco or New Orleans, and maybe the most exotic place she’d have been was Wildwood, New Jersey every summer. But she’d have had a purpose and a legacy, and she’d have had a stable life and been well taken care of. Her kids would have grown up and had kids of their own, and she’d have the society of a nice family in her golden years supported by her late husband’s pension, proceeds of a life insurance policy, some savings and a paid-for home.

    Instead, she’s a thrice-engaged itinerant barmaid with a history of short terms of incarceration who is by her own admission without health insurance and constantly on the verge of homelessness. As of the writing she’s been accused of domestic violence and has a pending case. How do you think she’s going to fare at the age of sixty, her tips having winnowed down to leftover nickles and dimes the bar’s patrons don’t care to carry away with them?

    Women like her used to be the backbone of a family, and those families the backbone of a local community, and those local communities in the aggregate the backbone of a good and great Nation.

    • Replies: @Truth
  45. Marcus says:
    @jacques sheete

    Tobacco was also used in currency in some places. I think the colonials may have been the hardest drinking generation. Washington himself owned the biggest whiskey distillery in the colonies. This is one take on current trends: people drinking less in general, but more before sex due to social awkwardness

    • Replies: @jacques sheete
  46. iffen says:

    Just because you were born in 1988 does not prevent you from being a real 88.

    You of all people should know the games that Jews play. Trump isn’t for us, he’s for the Elite oligarchs, the Jews. He wouldn’t be in this position if he didn’t show any type of allegiance to Jews.

    Just as I suspected.

    A simply look at your blogroll shows that even if you weren’t an 88, you know enough to fake it.

    • Replies: @RaceRealist88
    , @Marcus
  47. @iffen

    Are most oligarchs not disproportionately Jews? Know enough to fake what? You do know what they say about those who assume…. Right?

    If you must know, I used to be a NS. I’ve moved away from it. I’m more libertarian/an cap.

    I like NS because of the homogeneity aspect. That was the main draw for me. Not anything else you have in your head about my supposed character.

    I am not alt-right, so you know.

    • Replies: @iffen
    , @iffen
  48. Marcus says:

    Heavy use of “degenerate” as an adjective is a tip-off. Funny since Max Nordau (a Jew) popularized the concept of degeneracy.

    • Replies: @iffen
    , @5371
    , @ogunsiron
  49. Marcus says:

    All the piercings and even gauged earrrings seem like a reversion to primitivism, have hipsters started getting mouth plates yet?

    • Replies: @Alec Leamas
    , @Hibernian
  50. iffen says:

    I don’t have to know.

    I think I am getting pretty good at sorting through 88s.

    You seem to be a sincere thinking person. I just left a comment for you at your site.

    I read some of your posts some time ago and for some reason have failed to get back to it.

    If you spend more time sorting through the political issues involved with HBD and race I will definitely be interested in keeping up with your posts.

  51. iffen says:

    Heavy use of “degenerate”

    Good. I hadn’t picked up on that.

    The whole Hitler vs. Stalin thing is something to keep in mind as well.

    I really have trouble deciding whether they hate the commies because Jews were integral to their start and success of if they hate Jews because they helped the commies! 🙂

  52. @iffen

    You seem to be a sincere thinking person. I just left a comment for you at your site.

    Thank you. I most definitely am. Everyone has some bias in what they do, but those who want to find the truth attempt to minimize their biases as much as possible. I am searching for objective truths, truths that have to be hidden because feelings will be hurt.

    I don’t let my ideology drive what I read nor write about. I replied to your comment by the way.

    If you spend more time sorting through the political issues involved with HBD and race I will definitely be interested in keeping up with your posts.

    Will do. Public policy and law is a good one. I do think about what would happen if HBD was accepted by the mainstream and how our society would change.

    Maybe I’ll get on that this weekend.

  53. @Marcus

    It probably speaks to some arrested stage of child development when you like a picture of a butterfly and instead of getting it framed to hang on a wall decide that the reasonable thing to do is to have it painted indelibly on your skin. It’s a sort of literalism – an inability to deal with the abstract thing and instead a desire to make it part of one’s person and identity. It is perhaps one step removed from drinking the animal’s blood or making a soup from its genitals in order to possess its powers and I’m not quite certain which is more advanced.

    One aspect of this arrested development seems to be the idea that tattoo-ees and pierce-ees are rebelling against some authority, but at the same time object to an authority dealing with them as rebels when that comes between them and something they need or want (i.e., gainful employment). Only a child’s mentality could simultaneously hold both notions. If on trial for their lives, even they wouldn’t choose the lawyer with tattoos visible in his suit to represent them – but somehow it’s unfair for a business owner not to want a receptionist with purple hair, giant voids in her ears, and visible tattoos all over her arms and legs to greet clients/patients/customers from all walks looking for a respectable purveyor of whatever good or service.

  54. My grandmother and I were very close. I lived with her off and on. I quit school my 11th grade year to take care of my grandmother.

    I have a friend who often remarks on how grandmothers have kept things from going completely to hell in the last few decades.

    I think she’s right.

    The women BB speaks of who wish they did not have children are not going to make good grandmothers. The “baby-mommas” of the last few decades are not going to step into that grandmother role and we are going to see things get worse.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  55. @iffen

    Any ideas to throw at me?

    • Replies: @iffen
    , @iffen
  56. 5371 says:

    Nordau was also a fanatical Zionist.

  57. iffen says:

    In general any political and economic policies or ideas from a HBD perspective that are pragmatic and practical within our current political set-up.

    I heard Clinton say that we needed more technical education and apprenticeships. I have noticed that Obama and some others will be precise and not say that everybody needs to go to college, just that everybody needs a skill or training.

    Of course when I heard Clinton say that, I immediately thought, “Well, what are you going to do when the disparate discrepancies show up in determining who is qualified to go to college”?

    Are most oligarchs not disproportionately Jews?

    Not clear on exactly what is covered by oligarchs. It is a fact that Jews are disproportionately represented in the arts, sciences and finance. Should we be concerned or alarmed? We know the reason, but does that does not answer the question as to whether we should be concerned or alarmed.

    • Replies: @5371
    , @utu
    , @RaceRealist88
  58. mcohen says:

    i smell a zionist goat

    goat (as) in hand is worth 2 in the bush.just ask george (as)

    there is no compulsion in goat (as) worship.

    your website is the comments section.good stuff.

  59. iffen says:

    To get back on topic, I think that it is way too harsh to describe B.B. as degenerate. I think that you should find some other word or words. She says she’s white trash. How about we consider her decent white trash?

    • Replies: @pseudonym1
  60. 5371 says:

    [We know the reason]

    We don’t know the same reason.

    • Replies: @iffen
  61. @landlubber

    And you know what about my parents and about me?

  62. @Marcus

    Washington himself owned the biggest whiskey distillery in the colonies.

    Ha! You are probably one out of a million in the USA. Few people realize that fact and how it relates to the Whiskey Rebellion.

    Contrary to the usual myths, Washington was pretty much a skunk.

    • Replies: @Marcus
  63. @Daniel H

    I’m not sure “marry” is the word you’re looking for, Daniel 😉

    • Replies: @iffen
  64. @Rehmat

    Rehmat, you do know that “WASP” isn’t the same as “Irish”, right?

    Secondly, I’m less inclined to think well of a group if they are disproportionately government thugs (police “officers”).

  65. @Alec Leamas

    I know LA is farther down the path to sickness and decay than most other non-African places in the USA, but for what it’s worth: I am so freeking tired of being served by a waiter or counter staff who looks like a savage.

    Especially pathetic: white people (not “kids”) who ape the most primitive self-mutilation of the Mexicans, those disgusting huge earrings with a gaping hole in the middle.

    • Agree: Marcus
  66. Marcus says:
    @jacques sheete

    He was, he also single-handedly started the French and Indian War, however that led to the expulsion of some of my ancestors from Canada to what’s now the US, so maybe I should be grateful.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
  67. @another fred

    I’m afraid you’re right. Two generations of women at least have now been raised on the idea that motherhood is inferior to perpetual “career”, something for less-intelligent or less-ambitious women, not noble and essential to strong families and healthy society.

    As an example, one of my own sisters chose not to have children. Not a lefty like many of her demographic (highly educated, no children, divorced), but she has little appreciation of or admiration for motherhood and mothers, is angrily pro-abortion (to the point where she can’t have a civil conversation about abortion policy even with close friends and family, and I fear we know why), and makes no effort at all to get to know any of her nieces and nephews (my kids or my other sister’s kids).

    She is worse than useless as an aunt to our children. She acts disinterested, uncomfortable, even a bit hostile to our children — and to us when we talk about the kids even occasionally — and clearly doesn’t understand why we are so very in love with our children, make such sacrifices for them, and yes, talk about them so much.

    That kind of woman isn’t going to be willing, or perhaps even able, to step in as grandmothers had been doing.

  68. mcohen says:

    from …bob dylan…. just like tom thumb’s blues.sums it up.


    When you’re lost in the rain in Juarez
    And it’s Eastertime too
    And your gravity fails
    And negativity don’t pull you through
    Don’t put on any airs
    When you’re down on Rue Morgue Avenue
    They got some hungry women there
    And they really make a mess outta you

    Now if you see Saint Annie
    Please tell her thanks a lot
    I cannot move
    My fingers are all in a knot
    I don’t have the strength
    To get up and take another shot
    And my best friend, my doctor
    Won’t even say what it is I’ve got

    Sweet Melinda
    The peasants call her the goddess of gloom
    She speaks good English
    And she invites you up into her room
    And you’re so kind
    And careful not to go to her too soon
    And she takes your voice
    And leaves you howling at the moon

    Up on Housing Project Hill
    It’s either fortune or fame
    You must pick up one or the other
    Though neither of them are to be what they claim
    If you’re lookin’ to get silly
    You better go back to from where you came
    Because the cops don’t need you
    And man they expect the same

    Now all the authorities
    They just stand around and boast
    How they blackmailed the sergeant-at-arms
    Into leaving his post
    And picking up Angel who
    Just arrived here from the coast
    Who looked so fine at first
    But left looking just like a ghost

    I started out on burgundy
    But soon hit the harder stuff
    Everybody said they’d stand behind me
    When the game got rough
    But the joke was on me
    There was nobody even there to call my bluff
    I’m going back to New York City
    I do believe I’ve had enough

    • Replies: @iffen
    , @Clyde
  69. utu says:

    “We know the reason, but does that does not answer the question as to whether we should be concerned or alarmed.” – Really? Do we really know the reason? The IQ is not the reason. It is just a necessary condition. The sufficient one is based on culture, cohesion of the group, cooperation within the group vis a vis the other and other traits that amount to ethnic nepotism. Less people talk about the ethnic nepotism of Jews than of religious nepotism of Mormons. Apparently Mormons do not terrify people as much, yet.

    “should be concerned or alarmed” – Roman needed Greeks but they did not make them their generals, strategists and opinion makers. I am OK with Jewish doctors, lawyers, scientists.

  70. iffen says:

    We don’t know the same reason.

    Finally something upon which we are in complete agreement, odd isn’t it?

  71. I hope Freddy the fuzz luvin “journalist” reads what she sez about the cops. She sounds a helluva lot more credible than that old souse!

    Come to think of it, I think I’ll save some of her quotes to toss back at him when he starts raggin about blacks too.

    Then there’s this from comment #8.

    We don’t like Blacks because they steal, murder and rape people in vast amounts.

    I think he got that backwards. Whites have a record of doing that on a wholesale scale, or do the slave trade and lynchings not count? And I suppose Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman of the Union Army (to name just one) was a black dude, eh?

    • Replies: @dcite
  72. iffen says:

    Careful RC, you may want to run for Prez some day.

  73. unit472 says:

    Most of her ‘political’ thinking is just the typical thinking of those who have not read much but she’s right about the criminal justice system. It oppresses poor people. Can’t pay a fine they take your driver’s license then arrest you when they catch you driving, fine you some more and, perhaps cost you your job. Paying a $200 ticket isn’t going to get my power shut off or leave me short for groceries but it sure causes hardship for millions of people.

    If they got away from fines and started jailing middle and upper middle class people @$10 per hour so a $200 fine changed to a day in jail this B.S. would stop in a hurry!

    • Agree: Hibernian
  74. Hardinge says:

    From what I’ve read of B.B., I’d say that I would much prefer her company to that of the millions of spoiled rotten man hating feminists who typify contemporary American women.

    In fact, I’m sure of it.

    Some of you *ahem* “intellectuals” need to get out more. You can’t read people nearly as well as think you can.

  75. iffen says:

    classic, it doesn’t get any better than that

  76. @Alec Leamas

    Can’t be too much nutrient content or even magic power in the typical batch of butterfly genital soup… unless you have a really big net and a lot of time to hunt.

  77. utu says:

    “Transportation out there is beautiful. It’s not like here where it’s poverty transportation, meant for poor people. ”

    Very good observation that says a lot about the structure and manifestation of American class system. It is obvious for Europeans to see. On my first bus ride in in the US (in Columbus OH in 1981) I witnessed a person being kicked out because he did not have change for the fare. This was the first time I had a 2nd thought about staying here.

  78. utu says:

    “I don’t trust people who don’t have a distrust for the police” – I would not go that far but I know where is she coming from.

  79. utu says:

    “They don’t realize that it’s not an issue of race in this country. It’s an issue of wealth. It’s an issue of class. It’s class warfare. By dividing us in that way and keeping us separate, by keeping us occupied with things that don’t matter, we don’t see the larger picture, which is the wealth inequity in this country.”

    I love this. I know many IQers here don’t want to think that way. But it is her who is right.

    • Replies: @Alec Leamas
    , @Bill
  80. BB753 says:

    I like how her hard-working black friend turns out to be a drug-dealer.

    “He works his ass off. When that phone rings, it means he’s got work. He’s got to hustle off and go sell drugs.”

    Tells you all you need to know about this messed-up girl.

    • Replies: @RaceRealist88
  81. Rehmat says:

    Everyone should be proud of his/her national history as long as he/she doesn’t put down people from other nations.

    How many Irish people know that Pakistan was the visit nation to recognize Ireland?

    Irish though mostly Christians – have a gay Hindu Dr. Leo Varadkar as country’s health minister.

    Rep. Peter Thomas King, a former leader IRA terrorist militia is now Israel’s anti-Muslim propagandist.

    • Replies: @utu
    , @Hibernian
  82. Rehmat says:
    @jacques sheete

    Alcohol is as good for America as any pro-Israel president. Rev. Ted Pike claims: ALCOHOL IS JEWISH.

    • Replies: @jacques sheete
  83. @utu

    We’re divided and kept separate largely by astronomical rates of violent and property crimes committed by blacks. Even if my economic prospects were inextricable from those of ghetto blacks (they’re not), I nevertheless would prioritize my daughter not getting raped and murdered over my economic interests.

    • Replies: @utu
    , @Marcus
  84. utu says:
    @Alec Leamas

    Perhaps slavery was invented to keep us divided. Just like immigration. The owners know what they are doing and they do not care about your daughter. They just want you and your daughter not have any sensible thoughts that could actually change your predicaments. So keep on thinking about Blacks.

    • Replies: @Marcus
  85. utu says:

    “How many Irish people know that Pakistan was the visit nation to recognize Ireland?” – There was no Pakistan to speak of when Ireland became independent.

    • Replies: @mcohen
  86. @Rehmat

    Speaking of alcohol, I always get a kick outta Churchill’s quip regarding Royal Navy traditions, which he described as, “rum, sodomy, and the lash.”

  87. She is Irish, not American.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
  88. Marcus says:

    You’re insane, slavery as is as old as man himself.

    • Replies: @utu
    , @pseudonym1
  89. @BB753

    Yes, “working your ass off” means picking your phone up and walking down the street to do a hand-to-hand transaction.

    Wow this woman is stupid.

  90. We’re divided and kept separate largely by astronomical rates of violent and property crimes committed by blacks.

    But, I suspect, even more largely by by crimes committed by whites in the boardrooms of large corporations and chambers of government.

    On this point, B.B. seems correct.

  91. @iffen

    Thanks I’ll get on that this weekend.

    Not clear on exactly what is covered by oligarchs. It is a fact that Jews are disproportionately represented in the arts, sciences and finance. Should we be concerned or alarmed? We know the reason, but does that does not answer the question as to whether we should be concerned or alarmed.

    Seeing what Jews say about Europeans, yes we should be alarmed. I’m NOT saying that their intelligence isn’t a huge factor; it is. But there is ethnic nepotism at play here.

    • Replies: @iffen
  92. utu says:

    By definition it divides humans into the owners and slaves.

    • Replies: @Marcus
  93. dcite says:
    @jacques sheete

    You need to spend more time in Africa. And Asia. And South America. The history that doesn’t have anything to do with whites, involved a staggering the amount of violence. You wonder how anybody survived. “Sick Societies” is a good book to read on that. Europeans did what countless other peoples have done throughout history. You can’t praise a Zulu Empire just cuz they’re black. They were pretty horrific as were many other “empires” in Africa, Asia, S. America.
    The U.S. and most of Europe don’t even allow you to legally kill or beat dogs for no reason much less kids. Yeah, I know about the abused animals and children but compared to non-western places, or even our own past, it’s no where near. That came from self-propelled evolution. Western society didn’t learn that from any other culture.

    • Replies: @utu
    , @jacques sheete
  94. iffen says:

    Seeing what Jews say about Europeans

    Which Jews would that be?

  95. Marcus says:

    No, slaveholding societies were much more complex than that. The outcome of slavery is always to drive out the free working class, hence modern immigration advocates are heirs of the slave traders.

    • Replies: @utu
  96. utu says:

    “modern immigration advocates are heirs of the slave traders” – That was my idea but you said it much better than me. Thanks!

  97. utu says:

    And you should go to England circa 1600. Crime, poverty, terror, torture, horrible executions…

  98. @dcite

    And you need to keep your unsolicited advice to yourself. FYI I don’t come here for free advice and the fact that you feel compelled to offer it to someone you don’t even know shows how worthless it is to me. Who the flip are you anyway (never mind, that’s a rhetorical question since I don’t really give a bleep), and why should I assign you any degree of credibility?

    I’ve spent plenty of time in Asia and I’m well aware that, “Europeans did what countless other peoples have done throughout history,” which is exactly my point. “Europeans” and Americans are in no way superior to others because, as you point out, they “did what countless other peoples have done throughout history.” Many commenters here seem to be clueless as to that basic fact.

    In fact, I’m pretty well aware of real history in general and my comments are generally made to introduce some people to the fact that whites and Europeans, in general are not something special or several cuts above others. I get real tired of the baseless superior attitude lots of my race exhibit, that’s all.

    Now kindly do a disappearing act and take your advice with you. Or at least try to contribute something of minimal value, if at all possible.

    • Replies: @Bill
    , @random observer
  99. mcohen says:

    rehmat is not worth is a Malaysian propaganda bot that sh*ts out rubbish from a cheat sheet.notice how his facts are mixed with mistakes.his sole purpose posting on unz is to take you to his site for further indoctrination

    • Replies: @Tommy Hobbes
  100. Intriguing read but I have read it before. Tons of holes and her story.

  101. Clyde says:

    Can you say in a few sentences why you like it so much? Visions of Johanna is the one that I can relate to. That I can understand the “artistic” and sexual situations he was in, in NYC. Lower Manhattan. Greenwich Village, East and West.

    • Replies: @mcohen
  102. Bill says:
    @jacques sheete

    “Europeans” and Americans are in no way superior to others because, as you point out, they “did what countless other peoples have done throughout history.”

    That doesn’t follow, though. If Europeans are no worse on some dimensions and clearly better on others, then they are clearly better. And, Europeans are, in fact, “something special.”

    • Replies: @jacques sheete
  103. Bill says:

    Sort of. The problems most HBD types seem to have is an inability to put themselves in the shoes of the elite and a consequent(?) inability to sufficiently objectify and dehumanize blacks. They tend to imagine themselves on the same level as and in competition with blacks (though some of them would deny this) rather than seeing themselves on the same level as and in competition with the evil elite. This is probably because of the heavy over-representation of Ayn Rand worshipers and their fellow-travelers among HBDers. Libertarians are the supine servants of our overlords, par excellance, and it is hard to overcome that mentality quickly.

    In the US, blacks function as a biological weapon which the elite have historically turned on any cohesive non-elite group which they found threatening Now that there are no remaining threatening cohesive non-elite groups, blacks are used for more prosaic purposes like moving the white population around in ways beneficial to real estate developers (though, to be fair, this was always part of the motivation for deploying blacks). Going around screaming “your weapon hurts me!” is kind of missing the point.

    Maybe, someday, blacks will be turned loose on the Mormons or the Amish. The former do a good job of being the elite’s good and faithful servants, and the latter do a good job of appearing quaint and non-threatening, so maybe this won’t happen for a while. On the other hand, there are plenty of indications of creeping elite antsiness regarding the Mormons.

    • Agree: Marcus, Triumph104
    • Replies: @utu
    , @BB753
  104. Marcus says:
    @Alec Leamas

    I disagree, I would want separation even if they were robustly intelligent and industrious, I wish other peoples well, but we need a white polity, period. The rest of the world does too, it would be an unprecedented dark age if the white race is reduced to a tiny minority in its homelands.

  105. ogunsiron says:

    Heavy use of “degenerate” indicates direct or (most likely) indirect influence from /pol/.

  106. utu says:

    “Libertarians are the supine servants of our overlords, par excellance, and it is hard to overcome that mentality quickly.”

    Interesting that libertarians do not seem to know it. But certainly libertarian doctrine is loved by corporations an the rich and they must be laughing hard (all the way to the bank) when they think about their libertarian advocates who often belong to poorer segments of society.

    Other things you wrote I am not sure I understand? Would black be turned loose on the Mormons or Amish? It’s possible if there is a strong desire for the land they possess.

    • Replies: @OutWest
    , @Bill
  107. BB753 says:

    Mormons certainly have it coming, for being the elites’ stooges. Romney being the poster boy for Mormon submission to the New World Order. In the end, they won’t be spared the black vibrancy that’s enriched other White communities.

    • Replies: @Marcus
  108. OutWest says:

    Are there any practicing libertarians? Most societies are kept more or less in line by ruling individuals or groups. When a not-nice lynchpin ruler is taken out –see Libya-, the society descends into anarchical murderous competition between the myriad opportunist power seekers. Only among ruler/ruled societies, i.e. the Quakers for instance, have libertarianism worked. At best you’re at liberty to do whatever you want to do as long as your wants fit the rules.

    • Replies: @utu
  109. Bill says:

    Not the land, the cohesion, though both groups have significant wealth. You would turn them loose by moving them into Amish or Mormon dominated communities and then preventing the community from defending itself. This would cause either an armed conflict, on which the elite intervenes on the black side, or the target group running away in disorder, shattering the cohesion.

  110. utu says:

    “At best you’re at liberty to do whatever you want to do as long as your wants fit the rules.”

    This rule applies to prison.

    Talking about libertarians and their so-called ideology is really pointless. They are mostly deluded dupes.

  111. Marcus says:

    Mormons are beating them to the punch, converting and inviting in not only AA’s but immigrants like Latrinos, Pacific Islanders, etc. SLC is a sanctuary city.

  112. @mcohen

    Hard to be indoctrinated by this Jihadist filled with anger and hatred.

    • Replies: @mcohen
  113. mcohen says:


    i liked the idea of this nice jewish boy genius scampering back to new york after taking a walk on the wild side.

    leftists feed off the grit to make great art.until they come knocking on there is all there in the picture of bb and the writer.she would eat him for and all

    • Replies: @Clyde
  114. mcohen says:
    @Tommy Hobbes

    i found this piece of shit on rehmats website comment section

    basically scum taking a relegion and twisting its message to suit there evil deeds.this is from malaysia.
    what was surprising was the christian outreach program connected to the owner of the publishing house.

  115. @Bill

    If Europeans are no worse on some dimensions and clearly better on others, then they are clearly better.

    That’s a pretty big “if,” it would seem. 😉

  116. mcohen says:

    Bob Dylan wins 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature

  117. Truth says:
    @Alec Leamas

    Seventy or so years ago she’d be shepherding a passel of towheaded cherubs and hubby would be satisfied and proud to take her out for a night on the town – a slim, pretty blonde on his arm as the wages of a life well lived, of his sober industry and civic leadership.

    With all possible respect, my friend; you’ve been watching WAY to many black and white TMC movies.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
  118. Wat says: • Website

    She’s dealing pretty well. I agree bars are an unhealthy, risky environment, especially for her. At one point she says she got serious about her drinking, at another she says she’s never been addicted. I don’t think both of those can be true, from my experience.

    I admire her for her attitude about anger. I’ve been looking for a tourniquet for years……

    She might want to get a copy of From Where You Dream by Robert Olen Butler, about writing fiction from personal experience. She should do this soon, before something powerful and sad distracts her forever.

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
  119. @Daniel H

    I want to marry B.B., tatoos and all.

    That there’s the problem. No matter how fucked up a chick is, no matter all her asshole choices, there’s always some sap to rescue her.

  120. @Wat

    You admire this cretin? Really!

    • Replies: @Truth
  121. Truth says:
    @Jim Christian

    Jimmy, why are you always insulting your extended family?

    You have to be the most anti-white man I’ve ever met.

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
    , @Clyde
  122. @Truth

    This BB is one level from Devine Brown, Hugh Grants fat-black hooker.. BB is a disgusting, tatted up, rode-hard White chick, but look at her, disgusting. YOU can have her. All yours and I won’t even tell your friends. No self respecting white guy would have her, but I’d bet a LOT of Black guys have.

    • LOL: Clyde
    • Replies: @Truth
  123. Clyde says:

    Not gonna argue with you. Thanks for elaborating. Today’s hipsters *wish* they could be one hundredth as hip as Bobby Dylan was back in the day. What day might you ask? Fifty or so years ago.

  124. Clyde says:

    JC’s jest just owned and pawned you five times over before you woke up today. You should admit that you like and live lots of what the alt-right is saying. I am having fun here. Thanks! and give it up (alleged) truth bro! Stop trying to bamboozle us and yoself.

    • Replies: @Truth
  125. Clyde says:

    Linh Dinh getting lotsa hits for the white girl, who my take is she is tattooed and tainted but still standing erect in the photo. So I give her lots of credit especially for her posture.
    And *Linh Dinh* getting credit for drawing out this creature.

  126. Talha says:

    Bro – you have the best one-liners. Dang!


  127. Truth says:

    Dude, this is light entertainment after work.

    • Replies: @Clyde
  128. Truth says:
    @Jim Christian

    Slight points of contention here, Sport; “Divine” is spelled with an “i” and I wouldn’t say she was fat.

    Oh, and a lot of, presumably non, self-respecting whit guys on this thread seem to like her. One even proposed marriage.

    • Replies: @Clyde
  129. MMM says:

    Thank you Linh Dinh. Your articles are always between Excellent, Great and Superb. Bravo! 100 times.

  130. Clyde says:

    Say wha? What’s a whit guy?

  131. Clyde says:

    Oh, and a lot of, presumably non, self-respecting whit guys on this thread seem to like her. One even proposed marriage.

    Just put a lot of ranch dressing on her before eating.

    • Replies: @Truth
  132. Truth says:

    Dude please, you’d eat that like you haven’t had a meal in three days.

    • Replies: @Clyde
  133. Hibernian says:

    So you like us because you perceive that we’re anti-Semitic? Expletive deleted that expletive deleted.

  134. Clyde says:

    Surely Linh Dinh can line up a whit fatty to your liking.

  135. Hibernian says:

    So, are you a Ragin’ Cajun? (My great grandfather emigrated from Montreal to Chicago in the 1880s.)

    • Replies: @Marcus
  136. Hibernian says:

    In my capacity as defender of the Irish, Congressman King, whom I abhor, is known to have IRA connections, however, please cite evidence that he qualifies for the title, “former leader IRA terrorist militia.”

  137. Hibernian says:
    @Chris Mallory

    And what about you, Mr. Mallory, are you a Sioux, or perhaps a Cherokee?

  138. Marcus says:

    Only 1/4, another 1/4 are French who fled from whats now Haiti. I’m a mutt like most white Americans

  139. Hibernian says:

    Us old white guys believe Mad Men was the evening news. Hat tip – President Obama. (He said it about Romney in ’12.) All kidding aside, there were people like Jean Paul Sartre and Simone Beauvoir (and like my French Canadian grandfather and his mistress) before 1962, but they were not as common as they would be after 1962.

  140. @Daniel H

    I bet there’s a whole lotta guys that would like to marry the hell out of her.

  141. @jacques sheete

    That’s a worthwhile comment with which I much agree. I certainly don’t think much of anthro apologist’s appraisal of the situation, at any rate.

    I’ve had a couple of exchanges on this site where I’ve had to point out the achievements of non-western civilizations and even that western civilization for long appreciated some of them as our antecedents [big, doorstopper history of the world or history of civilization or even ‘history of western civ’ books published at the high noon of European or American power invariably started on the Nile and Euphrates, acknowledging their gifts].

    The earliest civilizations on the Nile and Euphrates are ancestral not only to later civilizations of that region, but to the Greeks and through them to the Romans, and we were at times more or less one civilization [I’d say the Roman and Persian influences were the first, and partial, separations as those two cultures started to define and shape their regions, and they overlapped anyway; the later Turkish and German infusions made the European and Middle Eastern paths differ even more, added to the religious evolutions.]

    The Indians and the Chinese had slightly later than the Middle Eastern but still very early emergence as major civilizations. If I would say the Greco Roman version of the ‘west’ had fully caught up with them and equalled them by Alexander’s times, even influenced them in turn [India at least], it detracts nothing from their ongoing huge achievements and is not intended to do so.

    I myself get rankled on this site by excessive modern claims for medieval Islam [not always enough recall of the Indian role in ‘Arab’ or Islamic math and science, the role of the Greek heritage of the Arab world, or the parallel role of Eastern Rome as a preserver and transmitter of that heritage back to the west] but that the Islamic civilization reached an important peak of civilization with Arab, massively Persian, and Turkish contributions is not in doubt. Nor are contributions to the arts and sciences.

    I find myself sometimes, though, understanding the perspectives of those with whom you might disagree. I see more and more of the public narrative being not, ‘Europeans are special and did everything good and nothing bad ‘ [a claim with which High Victorians would not even have agreed] but rather Europeans or ‘white people’ are evil, did nothing good, and only harm.

    the notion, to me clear, that pretty near to all peoples have warred, conquered, exploited resources, enslaved others and broken their stuff to the level of their own capacity in numbers, technology, and geography, seems oddly contentious to many.

    At worst, Europeans managed to invent the tools and organizations to do it globally and by sea. They also made innovations in the sciences, technology, the arts, philosophy and government that seem to me conducive to the way I am glad I can now live, that were not invented by others. Whether they would have been under variant circumstances is a theoretical debate in which I think Europe would have a strong case for itself, but it’s not something I would consider as a bludgeon to pound out the achievements of others, whose legacies now inform late modernity as well.

    Or to put it another way, I agree with you that Europeans did bad things that everyone else did and would never deny it, but I actually think we now need to point out the ‘everyone else did it’ angle that is in danger of being erased in our discourse, and remember that, at least as history played out, Europe did manage to do some hitherto unaccomplished things.

    Or to put it even more succinctly, if I have to accept the legitimacy of Moorish Spain or the Ottoman Balkans, or make light of the Muslim slave trades from Europe, or consider the Mongol conquests only in terms of the Great Yasa and policing of the Silk Road, then I’m going to take a less than properly balanced view of European imperialism as well.

    Of course, some of those European innovations in science, art and politics that make my life so easy now may in the end kill us all. Modernity has still been nice on the whole.


  142. I have heard many stories like this one when I engaged total strangers in conversation during periods of my life traveling around the world. Many of were incidents nobody had heard about or ask them about. Someday I will write them all down and compile book of them. Someday..someday.

  143. iffen says:

    I like NS because of the homogeneity aspect. That was the main draw for me. Not anything else you have in your head about my supposed character.

    What do you mean by homogeneity aspect? I know you are not talking about race.

  144. @Kurt van Ghoye

    No. Her lifestyle illustrates the original reason for the prohibition amendment. It also attracts reporters, who can write articles that provoke emotional feelings of sympathy in those who are better off.

    • Replies: @Kurt van Ghoye
  145. @iffen

    Is there any other kind????

  146. @Marcus

    Don/t you find it ironic that conscripts on the Union side (property of the State) i.e. G.I.s, fought against conscripts on the Confederate side (again, property of the State), to eliminate private ownership (slavery) of other people.

    The American civil war was about ending private ownership, not about ending State ownership.

  147. @pseudonym1

    But prohibition was conceived by women as a way of controlling their men once they were granted the franchise. I’m sure the temperance-minded women would have been quite happy to see distaff bar workers like the subject of this article sink into squalor while they enjoyed the fruits yielded by the sober men under their thumbs.

  148. What a mess!

    When I was young, I found this kind of permanent disaster romantic.

    By the time I was 25 or so, I was fed up and didn’t want to be around it anymore. Got out and never went back.

    Why do you want to be around this?

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