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True but Forbidden 26: White Privilege, Burger Dogs, and Gunfights

Well, it’s not like white privilege is any big secret. Anyone can reach out and take some. Here’s how you do it: Go to school and study your ass off. Graduate from high school. Obey the law. Avoid recreational drugs and alcohol. Get a job. Consider no job, if it is honest work, to be beneath you. Work your ass off. Go to church. Avoid pre-marital sex and all-night partying. Do not have a child unless you’re married and are able to support one. Live beneath your means. Save money for emergencies. Do not hang out with criminals, slackers, or losers. This is white privilege in a nutshell. And what’s great about white privilege is, get this, you don’t have to be white to get it.

QQQ, re Trump – Maggie’s Farm “While we recognize that the subject did not actually steal any horses, he is obviously guilty of trying to resist being hanged for it.”

Desperate times are like gravity, it needs to get the upper hand only once. If you’re not thinking like an escapee from a Soviet gulag you’re not preparing for the worst. And if you’re not prepared for the worst, you won’t survive the worst. Woodpile Report

Matt Taibbi: The Beginning Of The End Of American Journalism Was The Lewinski Scandal Americans have become addicted to the news that agrees with their bias, and it was set up that way on purpose. The only thing anyone will hear when they turn on the news are stories specifically crafted to manufacture outrage, make you hate the other side, and fuel the addiction to anger.

If you are over the age of 50, you recall a time when consuming mass media was something you did on the train to work or when you got home. Within living memory it was easy for a man to be completely free of politics and mass media. Today it is close to impossible.

No one should be “allowed” to enjoy something that thinks so little of its audience. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is not disgusting because it’s the first to do this, but because it’s one of the first to do it without pushback. Even film critics can’t be pissed to do their job and thoughtfully pick it apart, evidenced by Endgame’s near-universal acclaim. Ultimately, it’s because these movies speak to one commonly held desire: to be coddled in the face of oblivion.

Now entering my second happy childhood, I look back on the times that were achangin’ with fairly uniform regret. There was “revolution in the air,” in the pop understanding, which appealed to the vanity of consumers, but on a closer look, it wasn’t a revolution at all. Rather it was an enfolding corruption, in which people did not fight for freedom but cynically laughed at the old restraints.

Over the past few years, Seattle has become a dumping ground for millions of pounds of garbage, needles, feces, and biohazardous waste, largely emanating from the hundreds of homeless encampments that have sprouted across the city… Public-health officials are sounding the alarms about the return of diseases like typhus, tuberculosis, and trench fever. Even the region’s famed mussels and clams have tested positive for opioids.

“The urge to distribute wealth equally, and still more the belief that it can be brought about by political action, is the most dangerous of all popular emotions. It is the legitimation of envy, of all the deadly sins the one which a stable society based on consensus should fear the most. The monster state is a source of many evils; but it is, above all, an engine of envy.” –Paul Johnson

The Memo: 2020 Dems line up for Maddow primary |

Millennial unhappiness is aggravated by an extensive stay in higher education. It’s in school that they’re first taught to blame the evil three (the patriarchy, late capitalism, white supremacy) for all the sin in the world. As Dr. Dalrymple has said, “No group is more dangerous than the disgruntled literate.”

Police departments are now using services like Ancestory.com to help solve cold cases. They submit DNA evidence to the service and the service reports back members who have some connection. You committed the perfect crime in 1982, but left behind some DNA at the crime scene. Your cousin decides to trace her (it’s always a her in these cases) ancestry using a DNA service. All of a sudden you have cops at your door asking you about your whereabouts 40 years ago.

The Democrats have become a party of hate.  The haters have poured money and manpower into a moribund party. It’s their party now and they will settle for nothing less than destroying Trump. Even if it destroys them too.

The “republican task” can no longer be to speak sweetly of principles. The new “republican task” is to prioritize, unify, and galvanize the people who share a clear vision of the reality we now inhabit. To adequately address this reality—to demolish the funhouse mirrors of clown world—will require radically rethinking the failed framework of policy on the Right. This will mean abandoning our timid relationship with state power for the time being. For years, we’ve been boxing with an MMA fighter. That is to say, we play by rules our opponent disregards. We play for points; they play for damage.

“Clown world” is used to describe instances of abasement that at any other point in history, to any person of dignity, would be regarded as incomprehensibly evil or stupid—so outrageous that they must be a joke. State-enforced sexual transition hormones for children! Drag queen story hour! Voting rights for terrorists! This is Aristophanes with a shot of Nietzsche.

In real life, your gunfight may be dark, cold, rainy, etc. The subject may be anorexic (a lot of bad guys are not very healthy) or he may be obese (effective penetration and stopping power of your weapon). There are dozens of modifiers which change the circumstance, most not under your control. My only advice on this is what I learned from an old tanker: “Shoot until the target changes shape or catches fire!”

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  • Ray May 22, 2019, 9:13 AM

    But to get some of that white privilege, you have to act white. Can’t have that!

  • Marica May 22, 2019, 9:37 AM

    “Andrea Yang is the pen name of a patriot living and working in the swamp.”

    She is the author of “Creed and Culture in Clown World” at *The American Mind.* Penultimate paragraph:

    “If the Right continues to stand by in their characteristically spineless defensive position as those families in heartland America are used, abused, atomized, and demoralized by enemy forces foreign and domestic, nothing will be recovered in the short or long term.”

    She also thinks that profanity laws should be enforced.

    So. To say that little ‘Andrea’ pissed me the fuck off comes nowhere near communicating how pissed the fuck off I am. What the hell is your name, ‘Andrea’? In what swamp agency do you work? You don’t get to call out people for being chicken shit (which many are) and then get to hide your chicken shit ass behind ‘Andrea’.

  • Sam L. May 22, 2019, 10:07 AM

    Well, it’s not like white privilege is any big secret. Anyone can reach out and take some.
    As Ray said, a person of any skin color can have white privilege, if they work at it. Note that Asians
    do better at it than whites.

  • ghostsniper May 22, 2019, 11:51 AM

    I never realized busting my ass for 40 years was a privilege.

  • Rob De Witt May 22, 2019, 1:09 PM

    Matt Taibbi, like much of his age group, seems convinced that nothing of significance happened before he came along. One of the commenters on that piece points out that Thomas Jefferson waxed eloquent on the dangers of predigested information almost 250 years ago.

    Even somebody as young as me can remember the blatant propaganda which was the founding reality of television in the ’50s. It’s never been true and it’s always been in the service of selling crap like “counterculturalism” to the same idiots who buy the idea that they’re sophisticated because they’ve gone to college. Television has sold vaporware from Elvis Presley to Barack Obama on the premise that you must be hip, just because you believe this bullshit. Before the withering attention spans of their generation killed the magazine industry, there was only more of it.

    Taibbi apparently believes that Monica Lewinski etc was the inception of selling “hate” to the unwashed; to the contrary, there would never have been a Bill Clinton if an entire culture hadn’t been sold on the idea in the ’60s that your anger at your father made you a superior being . Chris Hedges, ignoring the last 50 years, is horrified that Fox News has made Trump the purveyor of the new Two Minute Hate.

    Nobody seems to recognize the significance of Rolling Stone now being regarded as an exemplar of high-quality news. One long drug-fueled tantrum, with the self-awarded title of “Journalism.”

  • Casey Klahn May 22, 2019, 6:52 PM

    WRS is correct in most everything he (tediously) says. A deer shot in the lung or lungs will keep running for a couple hundred yards or more, unless the kinetic impact of the projectile “thump” is so great, and then he only runs maybe 50-100 yards. The only time he ever goes down immediately is with a spine or head terminus; and he is sometimes still alive in spite of this.

    Don’t discount the deer hunter analogous because a deer is equivalent to a man in size and weight. Deer don’t shoot back but their survival game is much sharper than a man’s.

    A coyote is much the same except he is so small that what lets him run 200 yards after being heart shot is purely adrenaline. Certainly the heart and lung shot with a hunting caliber round is deadly to the coyote. I suppose this relates to the size of your assailant target. As the blogger wrote, a gang banger can be a fairly small person. My experience with people is that drug addicted people are not tremendously effective fighters, and they usually know this much themselves.

    An anarchist is a nasty fellow, isn’t he? He’s usually smallish, but he plays by no rules and I would say that dirty tricks are his or her normal tactic. It’s been discovered, also, that he has legal advantages over you in liberal courts, and even if he’s about to throw a brick at your head, you may not, under any circumstances, attack him with your vehicle.

    OK. Now I’m being tedious. I guess the embroidery in Gerard’s post is true (the idiot being the author of the blogpost about effective shooting, who writes words like “set” and Wondering” when he means sit and wandering. I make writing errors in comments, but 99.99% never in my blog). We have to be better at this.

    What I really wanted to get at is the state loving mobs. The voters who will be voting 4 to 6 wholeheartedly for socialism, and if the Left can swing that all-important middling voter, then we’ll be officially socialists. I’d like to ask that voter who is planning to vote away his freedoms, if he knows at what point the army if his beloved state will be turning its guns inward towards the people. 90% of the armies of this fucking planet face the people; you must understand the mountain-top you occupy as an American. Your guns face outward. Think about that the next time some asswipe wants to know why the US has forces overseas. Because that’s where the enemies and the battlefields are.

    All of this to say that my best question of our besot voter is this: at what point exactly does your socialist government encamp the intellectuals, authors, artists and activists?

  • rabbit tobacco May 22, 2019, 8:53 PM

    Best I can figure, white privilege means you have a momma AND daddy at home.

  • B_Rad May 22, 2019, 9:01 PM

    I’m a manufacturer. Employed 50 plus for 28 years, until my shit got redistributed. Now I’m on my own. Busting my ass at my old age to make sure my wife can retire comfortably after my demise. My white privilege. Fuck Obama. In the ass.

  • Dr. Jay May 23, 2019, 3:36 AM

    My wife and I prefer to be called Saltine Americans.

  • Snakepit Kansas May 23, 2019, 4:55 AM

    I’ve killed a significant number of big game animals and as you say, most will run even after taking a fatal hit. I have spined a few deer and yes, that will drop them immediately. I shot a wild boar between the eyes at 22 yards with a .41Magnum and the pig dropped on its side and tried to run a mile while in place, while dead as a hammer. With only one exception to the hit-and-run rule, I shot a white tail buck at 200 yards with a .308. Double lung shot. The 165gr. Nosler Ballistic tip went between the ribs on the entrance and keyholed the exit side, again missing any bone. That deer went down like a piano fell out of the sky on him. Maybe the hydrostatic shock affected the spine above, but that deer didn’t take a step or ever get up.

    White Privilege. How boring. That is also how character is developed.

  • Anonymous May 23, 2019, 5:24 AM

    To confluence two of the topics, Thomas Sowell, white privilege beneficiary, once wrote about self defense, “you shoot until it’s safe to stop.”

    Somebody refresh my memory. Mr. Sowell, he’s not all tatted up and gaged and/or pierced at every orifice, is he? I forget.

  • Joe Krill May 23, 2019, 7:30 AM

    Save for the misspelling of disparities in the first sentence, “White Privilege” is pure wisdom. Should be taught to every first grader in America.

  • Richard May 23, 2019, 7:52 AM

    Interesting how the one cohort of Human population that has done far and away so much in making life not only more livable, but also more pleasurable, has garnered such uncalled for hatred. Jealousy, per Occam’s Razor, I suppose.
    Check this out: https://tinyurl.com/y2gsrty2
    Couple of nice group shots of the Slide Rule dudes. Anyone care to guess who’s not there? Not that that’s indicative of anything of course.

  • ghostsniper May 23, 2019, 9:40 AM

    Aggressive ambition is what lazy asses call white privilege.
    Notice the racist overtone – white.
    Not yellow, not red, white.

    Negro’s have been stereotyped as being lazy and stupid and stereotypes always have some truth.
    If a negro demonstrates aggressive ambition lazy and stupid negro’s ridicule him by saying he is acting white. Take Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams for example. I have been reading both those doods for more than 20 years and I have seen in certain circles both of them being called Uncle Toms by lazy and stupid negro’s. You’ll never see Sowell call Williams Uncle Tom, or vice versa. Lazy and stupid people believe Sowell and Williams are unfairly benefiting from white privilege. But those 2 guys are negro’s so how can this be?

    It can’t be.

    It’s evidence that if you are lazy and stupid and intend to never benefit yourself all that is left to you is envy and jealousy and spitefulness. The traits of immature minds. Remember that anytime you see the words “white privilege” used, the speaker or author is immature and should be dismissed as not credible.

    However, there’s another angle to this white privilege nonsense and it’s at the base of much of the racial strife in the US and elsewhere. Money. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton have taken this method to a whole nuther level. But those guys are old now and the new blood upped the ante using white privilege as the primary tool. And fake emotionalism attached to phantom guilt associated with poor behavior by others long ago. Slavery. In spite of all the historical facts there are still a lot of emotional basket cases running around out there claiming white people should feel guilty for things they have nothing to do with. These people are lying and too, should be dismissed outright.

    So there ya have it, and I believe most of the popular strife in the US today is rooted in those 3 words.
    Those 3 things, when perpetrated by grown adults, must always be met first with over the top ridicule, shame, shunning. If that doesn’t convince them to stop, then banishment, beating, and killing.

    Notice I never mentioned negro privilege, which every working person in this country is forced to pay for every working day of our lives til we die. And what do we get in return? Lazy, stupid, lying children trapped in adult bodies.

  • Casey Klahn May 23, 2019, 11:52 AM

    Snakepit: greetings. All your stories comport with what I know. After I wrote this, I thought maybe that heart shots, on-center or clipped, do result in faster demise – they might only run 100 yards, and usually it depends on their inertia or their state when shot. IOW, were they on alert or totally ignorant.

    A Whitetail buck can weigh 150 lbs or 270 plus. I do feel the size of the target – his mass – matters. Not according to our author, but in my estimation. I have shot (don’t own any firearms, anymore I’m too liberal for that/ cough) with a .270 cal and usually 130 grain, so smaller than your round. It does sound like the kinetics got him that time. Every deer is an individual.

    I’d hate like hell to receive a .30 cal round at any range. However, my dad’s WW II buddies claimed the Germans were unfazed by anything less than a .50 cal. round. Attitude matters.

    The privilege my grandfather enjoyed was to travel by a slow boat from Germany to the rugged and remote West coast, via the Cape of Good Hope, in 1900. Then, he was privileged to pioneer homestead on epic wet prairies, and hike a hundred miles on wilderness beach to get work. The indians rafted him across what couldn’t be forded. There’s your white privilege, you sorry-assed losers (speaking to libs). Then, my father’s privilege was to go to the mountains of Italy, in the deep winter of 1945, and go toe to toe with the Nazis.

    I’m not living under socialism or naziism for these reasons. Not by accident of my skin color.

  • Nancy Reyes May 24, 2019, 10:59 AM

    Is the photo of the Apache warriors after your comment on how to succeed in life about their fighting ability, or is it a reference to “Ski Apache” and the resort run by that tribe in New Mexico by the Mescalero Apache, who made jobs for their people a priority?