Apr 202017
 

Now this right here is funny.

We’ve all encountered this type of smug progressive, either online, in other forms of media or, if we lived sinfully in a previous life and are now being forced to pay off karma at a vastly accelerated rate, in real life. And while the real ones are nothing if not monumentally frustrating – they are either wholly deluded, or they’re lying to you – they are readily mockable.

 Posted by at 11:28 pm
  • se jones

    This calls for a little “middle class liberal well intentioned blues”

    https://youtu.be/Fqr-fQf-CVE

    • publiusr

      Perfect.

      We may all look different–but we really don’t have that much diversity–the Toba eruption saw to that.

  • Doug Pirahna

    Do what I do, when asked demographic questions (for supposed ‘statistical’ purposes) I either refuse to answer or give blatantly false answers.

    FTR – I’m obviously Caucasian and from a long line of Caucasians, I have never been mistaken for any other race.

    But it’s fun doing it, especially when it’s in real life and people see the false answer but don’t call me on it.

  • Unsubscriber

    “Race” is an artificial social construct. Genetically we are all essentially identical. There is more difference within each of the so-called “racial” grouping than there is between them. The visible differences between the various “races” are purely superficial, evolutionary ones. We are all descended from Africans (according to the current prevalent theory) with a little Neanderthal and Denisovan genes mixed in (depending on your genetic make up). I think it’s long past time for racists to catch up with the science of genetics and realise that the concept of “race” is something that was basically constructed in the 18th-19th-early 20th centuries to justify European imperialism.

    • Scottlowther

      Hogwash. If you were to grab a 14th century Australian aborigine and present him with a group of ethnic Japanese, a group of Englishmen, a group of Indians (dot, not feather) and a group of Masai, with everyone stripped nekkid and all mixed together… do you think that the Aborigine would be incapable of sorting them largely successfully into their groups based just on appearance? If race was just a social construct a modern “brain washed” American should be incapable of telling a black guy from a white guy if he’s not given their social statuses.

      This nonsensical “race is just a social construct” rubbish is exactly the sort of the thing the video mocks, and rightly so.

      The fact that race does not denote “better” doens’t mean that race doesn’t exist.

      • Unsubscriber

        I wonder how many Indigenous Australians you have encountered? Moreover, how many from the 14th century? I am not talking about perceptions, I am talking about reality. The reality is that we all belong to one race, the human one. Everything else is just bullshit that racists and those who seek to perpetuate racism promulgate. If the “races” were anything of substance, we would not be able to breed with members of the other “races”. However, we can. Therefore, all you’re doing is perpetuating a social construct which is intended to belittle people on the basis of their appearance – whether they have darker skin, Epicanthic folds, thicker lips, kinkier hair, larger noses, etc. “Race” as you’re using the term does not exist except as a social construct.

        • Scottlowther

          What’s it like to consider willful blindness and intentional ignorance to be some sort of moral virtue?

          • Unsubscriber

            How am I being blind? I am recognising that “race” is a social construct. It has no scientific basis. There is nothing in peoples’ genetics which prevents them from interbreeding with people from other “races”. This has been demonstrated time and time again. “Race” is utilised as a means of belittling people in order to dominate and disrespect them. Are you a “racist”? I’ve seen no evidence of that on your blog.

          • Scottlowther

            > I am recognising that “race” is a social construct.

            No more so than recognizing the various breeds of dogs or cats is a “social construct.”

            > It has no scientific basis.

            What, do you think Massai mating with other Massai and giving birth to other Massai and not, say, Ainu or Saxons or Cherokee is some sort of magical miracle? Is God responsible for darker skin, Epicanthic folds, thicker lips, kinkier hair, larger noses, etc., rather than genetics?

            > There is nothing in peoples’ genetics which prevents them from interbreeding with people from other “races”.

            And nothing in dog genetics prevents border collies from interbreeding with pit bulls. Does this mean that dog breeds don’t exist?

            If you don’t like the word “race,” feel free to replace it with “breed.” Means the same in this context. I’m sure that’ll score you a lot of points as you desperately attempt to curry favor with your betters.

            > “Race” is utilised as a means of belittling people in order to dominate and disrespect them.

            So is difference in financial status. Is it therefore your argument that there’s not difference between my bank account and Bill Gates? That the difference between “nearly broke schmuck” and “billionaire” is merely a “social construct?” Same with height and weight. Short fat kids are gonna take a lot of hell from the average kids (though fat is probably a whole lot more average than when I was a kid). So is the difference between a 30-inch tall kid and a 50-inch tall kid entirely in the mind, that physical measurements don’t actually exist?

            > Are you a “racist”?

            I’m a white male who does not vote or think or promote the politically correct ways. So *of* *course* I’m a racist. Why, I didn’t even vote for Obama! The only possible explanation for that is that I’m a racist, and probably a fascist as well.

          • Unsubscriber

            >I’m a white male who does not vote or think or promote the politically
            correct ways. So *of* *course* I’m a racist. Why, I didn’t even vote for
            Obama! The only possible explanation for that is that I’m a racist, and
            probably a fascist as well.

            Thanks for admitting that. It helps a great deal to know what your problem with your fellow person is. So, you believe in one “race” dominating all “races”, simply because ypu have say, a white skin? So, you believe in going ’round and grabbing all the Jews and gassing them?

            You do realise how silly either position is? Genetically, you as just as much a person as a black/Asian/Indigenous Australia/Muslim/Jewish person. Genetically, there is basically no difference between you and another member of any of those groups. As for gassing Jews, well, that is just sick. It was sick in 1939 and it’s sick today. Nothing “politically correct” about either position. You claim to believe in science and here you are it seems not respecting Genetics and it’s results.

          • Scottlowther

            > Thanks for admitting that.

            What, admitting that left-wing propagandists will convince weak-minded fools like yourself that anyone who doesn’t agree with them is a racist? This is hardly a shocking admission.

            > So, you believe in one “race” dominating all “races”, simply because
            ypu have say, a white skin? So, you believe in going ’round and
            grabbing all the Jews and gassing them?

            Nothing is likely to convince otherwise, now, is it.

            Now, we are left with two possibilities:
            1) You are a non-leftist, aping the worst of their tendencies in order to make them look stupid
            2) You really are that stupid that obvious sarcasm evades you.

            So… which is it?

          • Unsubscriber

            > What, admitting that left-wing
            propagandists will convince weak-minded fools like yourself that anyone who doesn’t agree with them is a racist? This is hardly a shocking admission.

            Ah, your famous “look I am clever by changing what I meant when I said something” tactic. Sorry, you said you were a “racist”. So, it appears you believe you are a “racist” going by what you have said. I am merely reacting to what you said. If that was not what you meant to say, then an apology will suffice.

            > Nothing is likely to convince otherwise, now, is it.

            Now, we are left with two possibilities:
            1) You are a non-leftist, aping the worst of their tendencies in order to make them look stupid
            2) You really are that stupid that obvious sarcasm evades you.

            So… which is it?

            I am unsure which language you are typing. Is English not your first language? “Obvious sarcasm” does not come through across cultural and national lines very well. What is “obvious” to you is not “obvious” to me. Perhaps you need to realise that not everybody in the world is American or speaks American dialect English?

            There is several alternative possibilities however, they are so obvious to me I won’t bother putting them up because you might become offended, which of course we would not want that to happen to you, now would we?

          • Scottlowther

            > So, it appears you believe you are a “racist” going by what you have said

            Left-wing fascists like yourself have declared that any white guy who doesn’t toe the party line is by definition a racist. So who am I to argue?

            > Perhaps you need to realise that not everybody in the world is American or speaks American dialect English?

            Sigh. Do I need to post an “merican-to-Aussie-fascist” dictionary for you? Considering how many languages and sub-cultures there are in the world, it could soon become quite a tiring task trotting out dumbed-down translations of everything I type just to appease dimwitted intellectually lazy self-absorbed twits who can’t be bothered to understand that this is an American blog written by an American using American language and references, *largely* for an American audience.

            I wonder: are you the type to go on vacation to, say, Tokyo and bitch at all the locals that all the signs are in some funny incomprehensible chickenscratch, and that they should all speak *your* language because you couldn’t be bothered to go to the bother of learning theirs?