Who gets to decide racial identity?
There are some that many on both sides like to lump together and that is women and/or "feminists." Those types respond to any problem that involves a male and a female, even when it doesn't involve a sexual relationship, as male vs. female instead of a disagreement between 2 adults. While some of the MeToo allegations were silly (Anzari), the women named names (Weinstein et al.) and didn't attack "men" as a group. The meltdown over this was bizarre to watch. The same people having meltdowns over the naming of names would then turn around and say "all women are out to get men," or men are destroyed because of "feminists," while being completely oblivious of the irony.
Libs of TikTok is like “Stuff White People Like” for the 2020’s. It lampoons contemporary hipster culture. The difference is that now hipsters can’t laugh about it.
Well said, as usual. We watched Tucker every night and grew used to friends and acquaintances who would remark that he was a racist, misogynist, liar without ever having watched a single broadcast and came to view us as ignorant hillbillies. Good riddance to them.
It is very typical of the left to spew hate toward everybody else, and while Diangelo dresses it up in socialpsychobable, she does the same thing beginning with self-hate.
Associate with hateful people and you will learn to hate.
"Do what does this all mean? It’s not that White people cannot define themselves, it’s that White conservatives can’t. White liberals feel free to speak for White Americans as a whole. The same is true for nonwhite groups. My last essay examined how Black liberals are often used to speak for all Black Americans. My article in Tablet examined how Asian and Jewish liberals often end up speaking for all Asian and Jewish Americans."
Once you understand that "liberal" is a stand-in for PMC, and that the PMC in turn is the hegemonic class (in the sense that PMC values are deemed normative) - then All Will Be Revealed, the Doors Of Perception cleansed.
Thank you for reminding us of Stuff White People Like and other satire blogs of the early 2010s. Before the culture wars took of, joking about culture was entirely possible. Educated white liberals really must have seemed like a very harmless group of people by then. Otherwise such light-hearted satire could not have been made over them.
All the progressive journalists who pointed to Tucker's text as his "downfall" saw their joy go down in flames and it proved nothing other than Tucker's essential humanity, compassion and deep capacity for self-reflection. The very reason why we watched him in the first place.
On the other hand, everyone knows that Jeremy Lin's game faltered because he had a "chink in his armor." OK, I couldn't help myself but remember when the sportscaster was excoriated for using that expression? Does anyone really think he was archly trying to sneak in a juvenile epithet? We've all become way too uptight. Am I offended when someone says I can't jump? Well, I can't. Or dance, either. If you can't laugh at yourself, or cut people slack for unintentional slights, you're pathetic.
Anyone who is antiwar will be cancelled.
Maybe Tucker meant to say, "No True Scotsman. . . "
The phrase "That's not how white men fight" rubbed me the wrong way, and I think it is indeed a problem. It's not that it is a generality about white men but rather that it is an implied generality about other groups. It implies that Carlson thinks that white men value fairness in fighting but that some other groups do not value fairness in fighting, otherwise he would have simply said "That's not how people fight". Or, more charitably, Tucker is saying that he knows enough about white men to make this generality about his own group, but he doesn't know enough about other groups to make the generality universal.
In either case, I would say that this text message is indeed strong evidence that Carlson sometimes has racist thoughts (he would probably not deny this). However, the whole point of the message is that Carlson has admitted that he sometimes has thoughts that are bad and wrong and that he is willing to be self reflective and try to overcome those thoughts. Rather than labeling Carlson as a bad racist man, he ought to be seen as a complex human being who is capable of change and he ought to be encouraged to overcome his worse instincts.
There is no reverse racism, only racism. Facts and truth aren’t inherently anything but facts and truth. You can’t solve a problem without identifying it and gathering information (facts) to make a decision. The liberals don’t want to solve any minority problems because the problems are what keeps the minorities down and persuades them to vote for the liberals who vilify any conservative for speaking the truth.
Fact- Blacks are 13% of the population and commit 53% of the murders in this country. Lots of other incredibly skewed crime stats. Now we can debate why, but first you have to be able to state above facts. Which anyone who wants to be on most social media platforms, own a business, run for office, could never get away with saying out loud.
See the pattern here? Sad isn’t it?