Woke and Cancel Culture Gone Wild, Chapter II

    Chapter I is here: Woke & cancel culture gone wild. It got mysteriously locked to new comments, so I am starting a second thread.


    PP - seriously, I am puzzled how that thread got to be "read only" all of a sudden! I looked everywhere on my end and don't see any switch to turn comments back on. Do.you see anything from your vantage point like a tab on edit?

    It was a "damn it's time to start a new one" dick Admin move.

    It had rolled onto a 2nd page 

    BTW, it's ok for me to identify as a woman, but not as Japanese, whatever my connection.

    (Gwen Stefani, Allure) funny world out there. Of course Buffalo Bill is one of my heroes, so i shouldn't complain...



    "If [people are] going to criticize me for being a fan of something beautiful and sharing that, then I just think that doesn't feel right," she told me. "I think it was a beautiful time of creativity… a time of the ping-pong match between Harajuku culture and American culture." She elaborated further: "[It] should be okay to be inspired by other cultures because if we're not allowed then that's dividing people, right?" 

    It’s a sentiment similar to one Stefani shared with Paper magazine in May 2021, when asked for her current perspective on her "Harajuku Girls": "If we didn't buy and sell and trade our cultures in, we wouldn't have so much beauty, you know? We learn from each other, we share from each other, we grow from each other. And all these rules are just dividing us more and more."

    Stefani told me she identifies not just with Japan’s culture, but also with the Hispanic and Latinx communities of Anaheim, California, where she grew up. "The music, the way the girls wore their makeup, the clothes they wore, that was my identity," she said. "Even though I'm an Italian American — Irish or whatever mutt that I am — that's who I became because those were my people, right?" I asked Fariha I. Khan, Ph.D., codirector of the Asian American Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania, to help clarify the line between inspiration or appreciation and appropriation. "Simply put, cultural appropriation is the use of one group’s customs, material culture, or oral traditions by another group," she said, and raises two important factors to consider: commodification and an unequal power relationship. 


    Arizona social worker faculty leaned how to 'curate' for political effect:

    Our @ASUSocialWork faculty have curated a list of Phoenix area socially conscious restaurants and coffee shops for #SSWR2023 attendees. There's a lot going on in Phoenix near #ASU. @SSWRorg

    Please forward.https://t.co/Jh7UVu079n pic.twitter.com/COSaBzmBlJ

    — Liz Lightfoot (@Liz_Lightfoot) January 10, 2023

    I can only imagine the horrors that go on at that conference

    First USC, now Michigan. Same phrases, same banned words. This stuff comes from somewhere, it’s too dumb and lame for it to arise separately https://t.co/EgciAKH81g

    — Meme Gene (@pseudnonymus) January 10, 2023

    edit to add:


    Progressives in Congress absurd:

    Doh. It's being spun like it's controversial angry

    Really going off the deep end in the UK:

    Meanwhile, to be a cis white woman...

    Protesters marching towards the Rackham Auditorium, where Kamala Harris is set to speak this afternoon in Ann Arbor pic.twitter.com/HcP9yBQBki

    — Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) January 12, 2023

    edit  to add:

    "@DouglasEmhoff, the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, is set to visit Poland and Germany later this month to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day and to hold meetings aimed at combating rising antisemitism in the U.S. and around the world." https://t.co/0mNhYhczcb

    — Florida Chris (@chrislongview) January 12, 2023


    “Kamala, Kamala, don’t you know, greenwashing has got to go!” chants from protesters ahead of VP Harris’s visit to Ann Arbor to discuss climate change today pic.twitter.com/q9daXYJDn8

    — Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) January 12, 2023

    Well-intentioned advice for Democrats: Nip this whole “banning gas stoves” thing in the bud. Right now. 2-3 yrs ago, a few voices on the left yelled “defund the police.” And Republicans tagged the whole Democratic Party with it. Don’t let them do the same thing with gas stoves.

    — Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) January 11, 2023

    and he's trying

    Sadly for the discourse it seems the whole gas stoves —> asthma thing is probably overstated. https://t.co/3oIPOhI1FO

    — Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) January 12, 2023

    but it may be too late:

    he's giving up already and instead notes the irony:

    (just found out yesterday he called it on The Woke long ago early in 2019 when he was still at Vox)

    oops no he's still giving it the old college try:

    Here's a 52-tweet thread (!!!) splainin why it's a racist dog whistle for right wingers to defend using gas stoves! surprise

    Right wingers defend their “right” to use gas stoves. Here’s why that’s a racist dog whistle…


    — Grace (@graceisforyou) January 11, 2023

    I am not going to read it! Maybe it's satire? I don't really give a damn either way.

    Too much thyme on their hands

    I hear the stoves cause autism and rectal dysfunction. Or was that erectile dysfunction? Or both (gotcha coming and going. Well, not you, obviously, but guys.)

    it continues..

    What pronoun to use for "you"? You is a pronoun. Maybe du/Sie, tu/vous, sen/siz, ty/wy, ni/nimen...
    (in German Sie is both you formal and they, so already got part covered)

    I can only imagine the nightmares with French, where even like a toaster has a gender...

    You'd think nicotine kills and not the tar 

    It really is a delusional moralistic crusade like prohibition. Except nicotine has far fewer health effects than alcohol, it's more like caffeine. While a few real health nuts promote getting off of addiction to caffeine (which admittedly works for a few folks,) most of the medical profession is not on board with that like they are with nicotine. My opinion is it's illogical, irrational, and delusional, plain and simple.

    edit to add: My point is to stress that addiction to caffeine is very real, it can take days or weeks to break it. If it's addiction to ingested stimulant substances is what's bothering them, they should be equally against using it as well.

    They banned vaping here as well, oh, "the children", ignoring that the kids going back to regular cigarettes will get addicted and many will suffer health probs ND/or death 

    Nicotine addicti? Who gives a fuck unless it's as bad as gas stoves... (Fill in latest meme)

    Woke still going strong in NYC:

    A USC office removes 'field' from its curriculum, citing possible racist connotations


    — Steve Turner (@steve_turner9) January 15, 2023

    The School of Social Work at USC announced it would be banning the word 'field' because it's racist.


    Please knock off this phony, ultra PC; everything is offensive nonsense.

    — Christy Kelly (@Kelly4Arizona) January 15, 2023

    It doesn't matter what black people want! It's not for them in the first place! It's for white leftist to feel good about themselves and to prove how woke and "anti racist" they are. Don't ever forget that. Let them continue in their direction and they will eventually die out

    — Lone Star (@Lonestarsteppa6) January 15, 2023

    For some to think the word "Field" triggers Black students is ridiculous.
    As a teacher who has taught Black American History for 4 years, I'm going to let you in on a secret....

    MANY Black students don't want to keep talking about slavery. As interesting as my subject is, https://t.co/YNm0yf56Ct

    — Black. Conservative. Educator. Free Thinker (@FavoriteTeach11) January 15, 2023

    Picking cotton for 100 years is bad enough. Having to talk about it for another 165 gets painful.
    Meanwhile, this is shit (some) blacks prolly really wanna focus on:

    hahahahaha, she's great! and daddy is soooo boring! and I just LOVE the 'grownup music' thing! for chrissake,and she's 100% right, rap has been going on forever, rivaling picking cotton, how many decades now? when are young people going to come up with some actual new music, that really is the question! I hated Motown in high school because the majority white jocks liked it and wouldn't recognize rock, now I'd easily settle for something like that! rappers begone, time to go into the history books....

    At the same time, when a black guy tries to discuss difficulties in the job market in a nuanced way, *partly* he thinks because of his skin color, the comments section fills up with hostile responses.

    Yes, he got his big breakthrough through a diversity program, writing for the freaking "Office". Since he did well there, seeming to get a promotion of some sort, he thought he'd be partially recession-proof. [part of the idea of "diversity" is that some of the people given a chance will hold on & be anchors for future generations. But there's a structural issue that he points out - when funding goes away after 3 years, the studios are structured to cut positions - probably hire another free diversity person rather than start paying the last one full rate - unless truly obvious that they're now competing with the non-minority staff and deciding to cut one of them (which may cost quite a bit more, since non-diversity positions may have some severance associated with it.)
    Did he claim the reasons were black hatred? I dont see that - he seems to be pointing out some economic decisions that don't favor minority hires despite the diversity programs. Sure, there can be more as well - one would think a couple years after 2008 the industry might be talking to ex-Office writers without needing to build your own program & hiring scenario. But then structural changes can affect the industry as a whole. Which he admits - so it's not like he's bitter and complaining - he's mostly just describing his experience, lets us take the lessons as we deem fit.
    Still, it's worth listening to the guy's story simply because he's not telling some incredibly hostile black-and-white version of things. Reality is often more subtle - only the rarer ones make it to front page, but those are the ones that get attention, whereas more common softer structural issues may not gain the notice. We love us some outrage.

    And here's a takedown of much of Prince Harry's complaints -
    unsurprisingly with a guest role by Huffpost in pointing out "racism".

    (including it seems to be wrong to point out Meghan & Mum grew up in less-tony Crenshaw of South LA, even while lauding her Suits career. ANyway, the column is pretty great, including defining the deference between media & social media for those who don't know)

    I think all that's really going on with Prince Harry is that he found out he likes real life (despite being raised in a royal bubble as a character in a narrative) and that the majority of Brits still want to keep their royal family fantasy, and that Americans like and prefer and root for Harry because he prefers their real life. There's a sizable minority of Brits that desire to be Americans, including the long tradition of expat Brits in southern California (Except they try to keep their English accents because they discover many Americans can be charmed by those and they can grift on that. Then there's the early adopter of California life, Brit artist David Hockney, who is way ahead of them - having recently gotten sick and tired of the health nut culture that comes with California, he has absconded to France where he can still smoke cigarettes in public in his old age cheeky)

    Anyhow check out the reception Harry got here:

    That's basically still the former colony cheering for independence from the old ways.

    It's his tabloid appeal for sure. For a couple who say they hate them, they sure seem to be feeding the Enquirer bunch a lot instead of just getting on with living.

    this sounds just like Mao's Red Guards. East Germany under Stasi, etc.

    p.s. yup:

    That's part of the lunatic initiation-rite to any fringe or less-than-acceptable movement - how much kray-kray can you make your followers do for the price of admission?

    Authoritarians the world over are weaponising wokeness.

    by Doug Stokes who is Prof & Director of @SSI_Exeter@LegatumInst  Fellow. New book ‘Against Decolonisation: Campus Culture Wars and the Decline of the West’ Polity 2023.

    Typical woke lefty New Yorker (grrrr!) living in a fantasy narrative, where they ignore the reality (acknowleged by all political analysts) that Gov.Hochl very much risked losing to a tougher-on-crime competitor -

    they just keep slinging their delusional shit about social spending replacing policing and reduce crime, hoping that it will stick, but voters aren't buying and it's not even ever been proven to be true!

    It's their constant agitprop is the problem, it costs lives. They deserve all the ridicule in the world, wokeness in this case is extremely detrimental in so many ways!


    at least it's not Ken Burns at PBS:

    ... but they didn't want to tell that story, so they went with 1619 project instead. https://t.co/wCEqoQo6wg

    — Sock Puppets United (@ReasonedCenter) January 17, 2023


    I see Democrats on here claiming ‘Rest In Power’ is only to be used when black people die but not whites. It’s sad but it just demonstrates how childish and racist the Leftist mindset is.

    — Righteous⚡️Crusader (@Craftmastah) January 18, 2023

    White ppl get to live in power and ya’ll telling them to rest in power too?

    — gabrielle alexa noel (@gabalexa) January 18, 2023

    She is absolutely right. I full body cringe every time I see “Rest In Power” being misused for nonsense that it was never meant to be used for. Same w “Say Her/His/Their Name.” These phrases have meaning, & they’re just hijacked w/o a second thought. It’s embarrassing & shameful. https://t.co/90pEViKwDo

    — Diane Marie (@Dee_Camacho) January 18, 2023

    Rest in Power is for those affected by civil injustice or who died as a result of systematic oppression. Also if they fought for civil rights. https://t.co/IA1Xbmkyt2

    — NotLeftBlank (@jflomario) January 18, 2023

    They're fucking dead. We say "rest in peace" because they usually look calm and unmoving, and maybe for many it's the end of a tough traumaic struggling life. But nothing says powerless like lying flat in your back w/o brain signál, breath or ability to move or speak. So it's a dumb fucking slogan devoid of any real meaning, even metaphorically, unless going up to God for believers*, but God holds all the power there and you just sit around Hoseannaing. , which who knows, may have lota of practice sessions scheduled so you don't even get any rest. Me, I'll be entertaining worms and ants going in and out (unless I'm cremated, so scattered with the wind or waves - feel the power). People be so full of themselves and their bullshit.

    *Yes if you're Haitian and believe in a Zombie Apocalypse, perhaps you'll have some scary tho arguably restless power. For non-Haitians, stop it - that's cultural appropriation.

    a win for the sensible! maybe, just maybe, it's not always systemic racism, but a meritocracy:

    told ya so starting in March 2021, and I was already way late in recognizing it

    I thought Power was Joules and kW-hrs.

    Still thinking in international units. Maybe kCal/workout for the treadmill type.

    Is Perks/purview or Privilege Profile measured in contrete objective terms?

    Candace Owens thing. Color me surprised.

    Oliver Traldi quote tweeted the following with this added comment appearing non-white gives people power and profit? interesting notion... welcome to the Intellectual Dark Web -

    Uh, it's Jessica Krug, and Gwen Stefani is 53, hardly getting "power and profit" by coming out as "feeling" Japanese in the youth-focused music market.

    And i can understand Japanese digging it anyway - they've been ignored since Deep Purple Made in Japan + "turning Japanese" (a song about masturbation) in favor of Koreans, so having a singer celebrate 4 Japanese fashion-conscious (Tokyo's fashion park) is prolly pretty cool.

    The story about Hilaria is a bit strange, but still - if we have women trapped inside men's bodies and demanding to share the ladies'loo, why can't a white woman feel she's half Hispanic, especially if she's not lying on any application, just the horrid crime of "deceiving the public" which perhaps 1/3 or more entertainers do (how's all them changed names? Kid Rock ain't from trailer, he's from pony mansionette Detroit suburb. Etc etc.)


    I'm not going to watch this, have had quite enough

    I hear Silk is looking for a new partner. Maybe if she changes to Spice this could be a winning duo.

    ha ha ha, nice little confab - I love it - a poke in the eye of elite White wokee ACAB's and their smattering of Black pals:

    Eric Adams joins other black mayors to decry 'Defund the Police,' White House handling of border https://t.co/MZ8RwOWIxd pic.twitter.com/PM4o4o5G0O

    — New York Post Metro (@nypmetro) January 22, 2023

    and judging by Twitter trending 'Eric Adams' it's got plenty of them steaming and stewing

    This is one exclusionary racial confab I fully endorse.

    Lori Lightfoot, of course, couldn't make it.cheeky

    p.s. not lost on his base that he's doing the gas stove thing, too laugh

    Good man.

    He's absolutely right.

    THIS is the Eric Adams I voted for. https://t.co/fQDhD1I8IV

    — Isaiah L. Carter (@IsaiahLCarter) January 24, 2023


    the abolish prisons crew should be made to splain it to her

    Woke 'defunder' unsuccessful NYC mayoral candidate (also socialist & endorsed by AOC) suggests giving money to Asian-American victims of mass shooting by Asian-American via organizations targeting their (non-white) "race"

    The results here should be no surprise to anyone, they certainly aren't a surprise to me

    this case is all the rage in the UK

    still raging: #JustSayMen

    Noting more anarchist influence on the left:

    Scott Baio is good person. The Left is always attacking him and his family just because he has different political views and opinions. Why are they like this?

    — Democrats are destroying America (@DontHateMe4That) January 26, 2023

    These attacks go both ways. Not just in politics, the disparaging seems to be the "social media" rage. Look at the title on your bio.

    — buddydog1 (@buddydog112) January 26, 2023

    You're comparing attacks on a man and his family to an opinion about an entire political party.

    — Democrats are destroying America (@DontHateMe4That) January 26, 2023

    Spider-Man: No Way Home's Spider-Mans recreate the pointing ...

    This! Thank you. Live your life and let him live his. Peace. https://t.co/U5S2MYWCRo

    — Scott Baio (@ScottBaio) January 19, 2023



    What is the purpose of tweets like this?

    How great is twitter that Rapey McForehead is trending? You’re next, Murderer McCrybaby. pic.twitter.com/MZh4B8BLOL

    — (@juanblanco402) January 26, 2023

    I can just say that for me such tweets have this effect: I don't want anything to do wiith a juanblanco402 type and certainly would question supporting anythng he supports.

    How about this one? Who is that going to convince? Who is the target audience? Does he imagine a typical swing voter going: hey you know, you're right, the GOP are the real groomers, I'm gonna vote Dem next time!

    Meet Kevin R. Richmond of Idaho.He is a trump supporter who was arrested today by the Post Falls Police Department for the production of child pornography. I'm sure he's a YUGE fan of Rapey McForehead, too. They share the same values. Republicans ARE the #groomers. pic.twitter.com/4d02qTOuQF

    — Dycadon (@Dyann057) January 26, 2023

    Edit to add the reply from aptly named "Super Troll"

    it's: nope. sorry Michelle, not gonna go with it, wanna see if we can go any lower:

    Michelle Obama cast the presidential race as one between a positive role model for children -- in Hillary Clinton -- ...

    Jocelyn here hasn't a clue beyond what her little choir likes and thinks and she's gonna broadcast that:


    On twitter, a Sarah Lawrence nevernude comintern, people should only marry people within like 5 years of their age, but in the real world people in their 40s marry people in their 20s all the time. If the cancellation police come for "Pretty Woman," they can fuck right off

    — Ben Dreyfuss (@bendreyfuss) January 26, 2023

    It's weird that the left in the last decade has developed such an appetite for policing consensual sexual relationships between adults.

    For the first half of my life it was the conservatives who were weirdly obsessed with it.

    — Ben Dreyfuss (@bendreyfuss) January 26, 2023


    talks like a socialist, who knew?

    Still living in 1987 tho?

    oh boy

    Idunno, man - I've got a pretty happening bridge game scheduled with some attractive ladies (hi, Mom!), not sure if I can pull myself free, but y'@ll go ahead now...

    betcha this never entered Nikole's mind:

    Oh-oh, Darlene will be pissed - hillbillies are from Ozarks & maybe Appalachians. Rednecks are all around the South.
    #KnowYourNetflix. Maybe we can start American history with the first Southern migration. (I know I caught a later wave, still waiting for my reparations.)

    They deleted the original tweet and now say that "the college-educated" is a "dehumanizing" label. The ability to effortlessly produce gibberish has become a precondition of professional advancement. Which is how ambitious mediocrities have gained control. https://t.co/6BUq66rGyo pic.twitter.com/vHDX2krloQ

    — Rob Henderson (@robkhenderson) January 27, 2023

    Sometimes seems if the time off has done him some good

     Lookie what those outside agitator anti-cop-land anarchists are proudly up the other day


    ^ note the stated plan: "set this civilization on fire"

    > ay all the appropriate anarchist lingo - the laudiing of hostility -  and even the proper pronoun, natch!

    I  found they had were lauding a protest in Milwaukie, Oregon, too

    Here is an explanation of why they must do what they are doing

    It's the racist hegemon,of course

    p.s. in Atlanta they are all excited by the potential of some knock-down drag-em-out street fighting with their fellow far-right outside agiitators

    Here's the governor's pre-emptive dealing with that:

    I think that's actually wise, because they want nothing more than some local police to mob troll into action so they can post more pix of *brutal police* who must be abolished

    I'm reminded of when I was doing genealogy research, looking at early-20th-century Ellis Island immigration records (to find my grandparents coming from Poland.). I did the magnifier thing wth the log books to check out all the questions they asked each immigrant. In both cases, one of the questions was "Are you an anarchist?" Because even though they were letting nearly everyone in at the time, the U.S. didn't want anarchists, that is one group they closed the doors to.

    You can identify as a tree, but not Japanese or Hispanic.

    (Not sure which arboreal grants or societies there are out there... Can you get a reforestation grant?)

    most Manhattan protests encapsulated:

    Someone up in her apartment threw organic brown eggs at the protest as it gathered outside SRG headquarters, hilariously encapsulating a mountain of privilege in throwing roughly 4 organic brown eggs, estimated cost $5,000, at a protest against police killing people. pic.twitter.com/l6swX3CPzk

    — Talia Jane (@taliaotg) January 28, 2023

    Bree & Jemelle strike while the iron is hot

    Abolish prisons - except for this white guy -

    Anti-woke gets hair on fire event.

    He's got it; in the end it's *the colonialism*.

    Which is why for those trying to rationalise *Woke*, everything has to be torn down and built again (see Pol Pot's year zero.) The anarchists are at least consistent, the theory does lead you to blaming western culture since the Renaissance, like the 1619 Project does.


    some great replies

    Pretty good, but i think it misses in a few places.

    Russia became "serfs overthrowing the Tsars", so earlier imperialism was wiped clean in many minds.

    I recall a thick European history book by Norman Davies, and my God, there was a Lithuanian duchy, and Vikings were going thru Novgorod on the way the Caspian Sea, and Poland was huge and influential, and basically that area east of Hungary became more than a black hole save Charge of the Light Brigade. In the West we largely didn't care what the barbarians were doing off in the east - Russians, Turks, Huns, whoever. Britain's sea route from India obviated the need to care about the Silk Road as well - fuck Marco Polo, it's the Suez Canal bitchez.

    The Left long had a soft spot for Soviets despite slaughter and neglect of 10s of millions (splitting Poland with Russia, Holodomor, brutality in Crimea, along with earlier Chechen wars...). Fellow travelers indeed, so Stalin & Mao came out "good guys" despite much larger body counts than Hitler. (To be fair, they were leading their populatios from more primitive conditions, but that's hardly comforting to millions in Gulags or starved & tortured or frozen to death. The Weavers were still singing nostalgic socialist songs after Stalin & Hitler's brutal partition of Poland. Arthur Koestler & Eric Blair couldn't dissuade, and needing Stalin as WWII partner to end the war didn't help, and the Iron Curtain large remarked our black hole anyway,, at least our line of indifference.

    Communication was always much worse (and communist control didn't help). See "Mr. Jones" for the hard job reporting the Holodomor in the 30s. So again, no news is "good news", especially when spun by the Party Congress.

    I also remember Khomeini broadcasting to Iran from Paris - messages full of hope vs the strict and unpious Shah - until the Ayatollah got to Tehran. Revolution theology for the 20th Century was always thus - full of promise, can't fail, can only be failed. The US building new capital markets didn't have the same ring as saving the poor and exploited's downtrodden souls - except 40 years of exploiting East European and Central Asian labor didn't quite save them - 1 step up from Serfdom perhaps. And for a moment, with Yeltsin taking the torch from the abruptly sidelined Gorbachev, it looked like there might be an opening. But a KGB agent soon took over and Yeltsin did too, leaving the ex-Soviet countries still under the guard of their former master. But the CIS like the Soviet Union was an "alliance if equals, of brothers". (an old Communist joke notes 2 kids playing in a sandbox. "Let's share like brothers!" one exclaims. "No! 50-50!" answers the other.

    Piercing this propagandist covering has been difficult.

    wait a sec - shouldn't he more appropriately be cooking those noodles on an electric stove, and be against using gas stoves? gees, one has to even correct their joke narratives! cheeky

    the anti-Cop-city people in Atlanta are being absurd:

    While media circulate the Atlanta Police Foundation lie that Cop City is "only 85 acres," their latest land disturbance permit to Dekalb County requests clearing trees in 171 acres of the Weelaunee Forest for phase ONE of Cop City. The APF lease totals 381 acres. https://t.co/668sCDGv5P

    — Defend the Atlanta Forest (@defendATLforest) January 29, 2023

    The forest is at least 3,500 acres. Here is a map (link in case it doesn't display)

    Plus it's not as if the 380 acres the city has leased - of which only 85 acres is intended for "Cop City" - is pristine untouched forest land. Wikipedia: ....The Old Atlanta Prison Farm was in the forest and a police training facility has been proposed for construction at the site......

    Do they want police to be trained or don't they? Well it seems pretty clear to me that the City wants to train police and the anarchists trying to occupy that space want police abolished rather than trained.

    this was retweeted today by

    ATL Antifascists (kolektiva.social/@AtlantaAntifa)
    @afainatl Fuck Musk, follow us everywhere else especially Mastodon:  Linktree: http://tinyurl.com/4kpz9x45 Mastodon: http://tinyurl.com/23ck58j7 All main posts originate on Mastodon.

    In the night from Saturday to Sunday nazis attacked part of a camp of ecological activists occupying forest not far from #Dresden. Some equipment got destroyed. Neonazis are the foot soldiers of capitalism. #Antifa

    More info - https://t.co/pQOxjYC7lc pic.twitter.com/Ia4R12QtvQ

    — Integration Nightmares (@bad_immigrant) January 30, 2023

    They salivate whenever there's a hint anywhere in the world of 'Nazi's' sniffing around the sites of anarchists shunning civilization for year zero living -. one thing they love is an actual fight with a declared enemy, then it's "bring it on"

    In other news in case you haven't kept up with the story, here's CNN's report on the 7 from the Atlanta group being charged with "domestic terrorism" among other things:

    7 charged with domestic terrorism after deadly shooting near proposed Atlanta police training facility https://t.co/IrCKsFKSQh "Activists associated with a group protesting the site said Teran [killed in incident] was a “Forest Defender,” working to fight environmental racism"

    — Raffaello Pantucci (@raffpantucci) January 30, 2023


    Philly citizens(or maybe they are 'outside agitators'?) who don't cotton to civilization:

    Sorry to have to splain this to Wokees and Kneelers, but sports fans LIKE to hear a national anthem, the more well-done the better, that's just the way it is, best to figure out another way to protest:

    Crying during the national anthem is a alpha male move pic.twitter.com/sVGQRuJdJb

    — PFT Commenter (@PFTCommenter) January 29, 2023

    United States Navy Veteran Generald Wilson just sang the national anthem for Bengals v Chiefs kick off. Goose bumpy as always. He's a class act!
    I love this country. pic.twitter.com/w399S3eeos

    — Pinky (@happycat88888) January 29, 2023

    NO Celebrities
    NO gimmicks
    NO Build Up
    Just a Naval Veteran doing the absolute best singing of our National Anthem

    PERIOD https://t.co/OGmimljbU0

    — Live Life (@RiderBabe52) January 30, 2023

    My five year old during the National Anthem: Is that the president? #AFCChampionshipGame pic.twitter.com/vG66kfJZWZ

    — Rah! (@rashanjamal) January 29, 2023

    I'll go even further and say that after watching the World Cup you should have gotten a clue that it doesn't even matter what country/anthem it is, it's an integral part of the whole spectacle.

    To me ths photo is better than the anthem any day - guess Ithis Southern Boy's part of the "coastal elite", but i still like the statue of Liberty too. *And* Lynyrd Skynyrd - "boo, boo, boo..."

    Black city, with all the power jobs in its government filled by Blacks, decides it needs to hire more Black police officers even if they're not the best candidates available. What could go wrong?


    I didn't know this one, does make me think differently about 'Jack'


    from the UK:

    Yeah I'm getting sick of this too; hello, traditionally, a magazine or newspaper offers several points of view -


    More wondering if the term 'faggot' is making a comeback?  (Ben's profile)

    Like so much of culture of the 70s it had a mixed record. But still more pronounceable and sensicle than some LGBTQ+ mashup.

    What would Freddy think?

    And then i glide back to Burroughs, "as an old black faggot once told me, 'some people are shits, sweetheart's"

    Somehow the words didn't kill us.

    And I'm just finding out Sandra Bullock's a transvlgender.

    This guy wants to see both sides covered, dammit! surprise

    I agree, this argument is quite common from lefties:



    On AOC's performance art. I imagine those who only follow what liberal Dem political people have to say are reading that it was wonderful and passionate and perhaps yay a Dem finally got a spine, yadda yadda. Well the DKos choir might be happy but among the centrists and normie types I follow, I think it is notable

     the kind of thing I am seeing:

    every one above has lots of comments/replies on it agreeing. This one had some of the best tho, just plain and simple dislike of her shtick

    P.S. Prior to opining about AOC, I see Dr. Rose had an amusing and insightful quip about how Nathan J. Robinson gets cancelled:

    Like a stopped clock, Tracey is correct twice a day:

    Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell were also kicked off their committees because they're women of color, just like Ilhan Omar. Excellent analysis, really gets to the heart of the matter https://t.co/SUDTg4lCzg

    — Michael Tracey (@mtracey) February 3, 2023


    then there's logic pointing out The Woke Gaslighting;

    I'm no admirer of @IlhanMN & w/regard to Israel-Palestine am basically neutral, to the point often of
    'a plague on both their houses.' But it's cowardly of the her allies to say she was chucked of the committee because of race when clearly it was her pro-Palestinian positions.

    — davidrieff (@davidrieff) February 3, 2023


    It's really getting so bad that if I had a college-age kid, I would strongly encourage them to consider Florida and Texas.  When only a decade ago, I thought poorly of both state systems. Seriously! At least they'd be getting a baisc classical education there instead of paying to listen to 4 years of woke agitprop. It's really really bad, anyone with real brains in academia will admit that to you off the record.

    A shame blackface fell out of favor - i can see a real market for it about now.

    "It's hard to be what you can't see." - ding ding ding we have a winner, game is called for those with little imagination needing visually perfect feedback to move fwd.

    Like MLK's famous "I have a finely detailed visual prototype" speech that inspired billions.

    Creativity's dead.

    [may be a weird association, but i wonder what effect being raised on visually graphic porn vs fantasies of the senses has on this "have to see to believe" mindset, not that that's the only area of modern culture that this attitude impinges. I had someone tell me he didn't believe in an experimental treatment on another continent, because "if it worked i would have seen it on Facebook." ]

    ^ she retweeted this


    I'm sure Evangelical immigrants from the Global South will come to acknowledge they're oppressors. Seriously, every time I think the right is exaggerating the woke/CRT issue I read documents like the @FSU ones @realchrisrufo has just tweeted & it turns out there's no exaggeration pic.twitter.com/dSsYejeIdZ

    — davidrieff (@davidrieff) February 4, 2023

    going back through so many images and quotes I saved since 2020 and just being amazed all over again pic.twitter.com/RTNcdcWLs4

    — Thomas Chatterton Williams (@thomaschattwill) February 3, 2023

    if anyone has anything particularly notable please send or append to this thread

    — Thomas Chatterton Williams (@thomaschattwill) February 3, 2023

    The straight-up, unvarnished desire to separate J.K. Rowling from her own intellectual property and lifelong labor, to appropriate it from her, to have that given credibility in hugely visible, paid advertising campaigns ––man, that is really something

    — Thomas Chatterton Williams (@thomaschattwill) February 3, 2023

    Any excuse to appropriate property or privilege for the benefit of the collective.

    — steveplotnicki (@steveplotnicki) February 3, 2023

    Sick and wrong.

    Let's spin it.

    Imaging the "Life of Frederick Douglass" without its creator.

    — Speech Alchemy CLICK the LINKS (@DylanRMarshall) February 4, 2023

    Target in uptown Minneapolis being looted post-George Floyd murder. https://t.co/ilHDgFxoik.

    — Daniel Strand (@DDFStrand) February 3, 2023

    this was amazing and should not be memory-holed either https://t.co/pKcs1PS0EF

    — Thomas Chatterton Williams (@thomaschattwill) February 3, 2023

    How about @nhannahjones saying it would be an “honor” to have the riots named after her work? Or, all the takes that burning down small businesses caused no real suffering as the owners had insurance.

    — James Adkins (@JamesAdkinsArt) February 3, 2023

    Nothing screams more upper middle class millenial urbanite than that headline.

    — Yiran (@kroketrendang) February 3, 2023

    My personal favorite pic.twitter.com/5jhQdkmhwz

    — Mindy Bess (@MindyBess2) February 4, 2023


    — Monday_Lisa (@thebrightestL) February 3, 2023

    It's a mind-blowing review to do. My phone's downloaded pics right now would make one hell of a coffee table book! Though I wouldn't actually want it on my coffee table. Two really jump out at me. They each tell a story, a truly awful story. pic.twitter.com/RwXnaRv1BG

    — Theo Jordan (@Theo_TJ_Jordan) February 3, 2023

    This is what I remember most. pic.twitter.com/LzUAJRzcVK

    — Helot (@Helot_) February 3, 2023

    "Peaceful Protesters" couldn't catch COVID pic.twitter.com/94sRC4Zyld

    — Canaan Husain (@CanaanHusain) February 4, 2023

    Tapping into Project Veritas and Jack Posobiec admirers?

    Just cuz they're kneejerk "anti-woke" doesn't mean they're your friends.

    i've been a fan of Thomas Chatteron Wiliams since like 2018.


    Chose the replies to his tweet that I liked to post here. Liked the content of the replies I posted and strongly agree with them (some I didn't agree with, those I didn't post here..) Was horrified by everything to do with Geo. Floyd protests and still am (even the peaceful stuff) I think it was grand mal hysteria worldwide that will be in the history books. No apologies, none.

    Excellent @thomaschattwill on "le wokisme." I have a feeling that a lot of the critics I saw today didn't actually read his nuanced piece that connects France's understandable concerns about violent Islamic extremists with the American import of wokeness.https://t.co/0JFFNhmDFf

    — Carl (@HistoryBoomer) February 5, 2023

    I've got a new essay on the phenomenon of "wokeness" in this month's @TheAtlantic. It has been revelatory for me to see the ways U.S. culture and institutions changed after the summer of 2020, and how that transformation has reverberated internationally.https://t.co/zNbfeZfNXk

    — Thomas Chatterton Williams (@thomaschattwill) February 4, 2023

    A glimmer of hope in that if they don't get it in school anymore, maybe they get it from like pewdepie laugh


    where "1619 Project" et. al. is the shit teachers are cramming down your throat and Aristotle is the new enticing contraband?

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