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May 21, 2014

You cannot escape, you will be absorbed!

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"weary of multicultural stock photos?  well too damn bad!
the cover of every kid'€™s textbook, every magazine advertisement, every college brochure, every TV commercial, every government pamphlet, urgently, frantically, demands -- DEMANDS! -- more more more interracial joy. to pass a TV or a newsstand these days is to clinch & grimace.  this pathetically desperate Big Brother "lean across the finish line"€ insistence on the happy human family (of satisfied corporate consumers and forward-looking progressive voters). yet no amount of multicult propaganda (or homosexual propaganda) will make it "normal", it will always be painfully fake and never real." 
-- HappyAcres

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 21, 2014 8:37 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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I think there is a difference between homosex propaganda and showing pictures of multi-racial groups that are happy.

Multi-racial doesn't equal the Marxist BS of multiculturalism. I don't know why the author finds it painful.

Posted by: Lee Johnson at May 21, 2014 8:50 AM

I cooked and tended bar for years in NYC and LA, worked in advertising on Mad. Ave, coached high school kids from a very diverse neighbourhood in L.A., and grew up in a very diverse section of San Diego.

My FB feed is filled with people of a wide variety of flavours precisely because everywhere I lived, travelled, and worked I was surrounded by a pretty good cross section of the country's middle class - people who earned their own way and sought out the same in their friends.

Yet as diverse as the scenes were when we were young, I can't help but notice how self segregating everyone has been since. When you see the pictures people post now that we are in our late 30s and beyond, you don't see a lot of differing hues.

Note, we are nearly all middle class people with steady jobs and happy families. Some are single, some are wealthy, none are poor, but if there is any diversity in the pictures, it's of the token variety - a lone white guy among the asians or hispanics, or vice versa.

Unless you see a married couple from different ethnicities, the images portray a shocking amount of heterogeneity given all the
'we are the world' talk - especially among the most ardent progressive's shared images.

The exceptions to this rule are nearly always among my more right leaning friends. They live a life whereby people are people, not races, while pushing back mightily against the constant accusations of racism (oh, how my righty hispanic friends hate that slander) from people who speak like MLK but live like the KKK/new Black Panthers/Nation of Islam/Muslim Brotherhood/MeCha.

I understand that my mileage may vary, but it's worth pointing out that for the left, preaching what they practice is never even contemplated on economics, and being exactly what they claim to despise is a weakness that should be exploited early and often.

Is that enough metaphor mixing for one day? I think it is.

Posted by: dan at May 21, 2014 9:13 AM

You gatta’ give them credit though, they haven’t included any midget, bisexual, transgender, bi-racial hermaphrodites with an unfortunate facial deformity. Yet.

Posted by: tim at May 21, 2014 9:31 AM

Next week!

Posted by: vanderleun at May 21, 2014 9:50 AM

Welcome to the Matrix.

Posted by: ghostsniper at May 21, 2014 9:56 AM

It goes way beyond the happy diverse crowd, and it's been going on (but has really peaked now...I hope) for decades.
Every bad guy in the security commercials breaking into your house or contemplating a burglary?
White guys.
The stupid boss/shopper/co-worker etc that needs to be corrected/helped by a minority?
White guy.
Big bad corporate boss in any movie, whether big screen or small?
White guy.

Posted by: Uncle Jefe at May 21, 2014 11:29 AM

In this photo, as is typical, the white women are surrounded by minorities and the two black males have their hands on them. The white guy is off to the side (he usually is in the back, if one is even present). Surely no one believes this is by accident?

Posted by: Lorne at May 21, 2014 11:57 AM

I noticed the trend more than usual African-Americans in greeting cards, magazines and advertising before the 2008 election. It was the time it came out in full.
What I have notice recently, and it could be that I don't watch television often, is how every male tv host, anchor or speaker seems to be effeminate, or less than masculine. There are no strong male role models on tv.

Then again I don't watch a lot of tv.

Posted by: Potsie at May 21, 2014 12:41 PM

The cover of every college handbook is a hilariously false posed set of carefully selected PC groups represented with meticulous checklist specificity.

I'm getting a bit tired of the incredibly overrepresented "middle easterner" in television shows. The "immigrant" in the shows is now almost always from Syria or some other middle eastern nation despite being a miniscule speck of population in the country.

still they have a ways to go before being equal to the grossly overrepresented homomsexual. Apparently entertainers think the incredibly high numbers working in the costuming, makeup, and dance instructor fields they interact with so often represents the nation as a whole. Why, they're everywhere!!

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 21, 2014 2:34 PM

It would be nice if the photos represented the actual demographics. And as a matter of choice most people want to be around others like themselves. Take assholes for example. They tend to hang around with other assholes. Makes it easier to punch 'em in the face is what I think.

Posted by: chasmatic at May 21, 2014 7:02 PM

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