The past several weeks have seen harsh debate and a sharp divide among our inner circle. The issue? Secession. In particular, whether or not the United States as a nation is something worth maintaining. This may come as a surprise to some: the blog’s generally positive attitude regarding the United States is a minority view in our circle.
Dissent with the current trajectory has been bubbling for months: neologisms like “larping” and “Skyrimist” have not helped matters. Podcast 2 finally led to emotions boiling over. The result hasn’t been pretty.
Discussions very quickly degenerated, criticisms became personal in nature. A lot of harsh words were said; I certainly spoke my fair share. Several long time members (including the fellow who personally brought me into TRS) have gone so far as to actually sever ties. I expect things to remain tense for a while.
I don’t expect a blog post to magically mend fences. That said, I do feel this topic deserves a more even-keeled appraisal than what has been offered on the blog so far. So in contrast I will begin by presenting four allowances on the issue. The Secession Concessions, so to speak.
On Saturday, August 9th, promising young black activist Michael Brown was ruthlessly assassinated by a white supremacist Ferguson policeman as the officer drove to his monthly Klan rally. According to reports, Brown was sitting on a park bench reading Michael Foucault’s “Discipline and Punish” to a group of street orphans when the cop parked alongside the curb, shouted “Niggers ain’t supposed to be readin’ boy!” and fatally shot Brown as he vainly attempted to shield himself from the deadly hail of gunfire behind his Noam Chomsky filled bookbag. As the youth lay gasping for breath, his last words were “Weep not for me, but for the future of our people.”
The black community of Ferguson, long held captive under the boot-heels of the all white Ku Klux Law Enforcement Brigade, finally rallied to action, ousted the vile racists, and took back their city. The police chief was revealed to be a Grand Dragon on national television, and was killed by a single shot from actor Jamie Foxx’s .45 caliber handgun while attempting to escape to his private helicopter pad with a black female hostage.
Today’s piece of insufferably snotty SWPL status signaling comes to us courtesy of Ward Sutton, editorial cartoonist for the The Boston Globe. I would repost the entire thing here, but I genuinely don’t want to get into copyright issues with a major newspaper, so just go there to read it. We’ll be here when you get back. (Trigger warning: Appallingly arrogant liberal snarkiness.)
This cartoon is not funny. Well, save for the gag about American Southwest themed art being crap. That gave me a bit of a chuckle. But other than that, this is about the level of humor and thoughtfulness we can expect from this particular flavor of liberal cartoon propaganda. You know the type. The sort of dreck that is meant to appeal to the average 6/10 brahmin female with thick-rimmed hipster glasses, and whatever beta cuck liberal male she happens to be friendzoning at the moment. See also, Tom Tomorrow, Jen Sorenson etc. The most annoying thing about this sort of slop is the pretense of edginess it puts on while falling square in the middle of pedestrian, mainstream, white elite opinion and narrative.
Protip: If it’s published in a newspaper owned by a billionaire with readership in the millions, it’s not edgy.
Sure, the “social justice selfie” is tiresome at this point. Sure, these pictures usually signal that someone is more interested in their self than the message.
Unlike a previous article, however, I see reason to give this mom the benefit of the doubt. The sign may be illogical, but neither is it poisonous. I have reason to believe the mother has the best intentions for her daughter at heart. I don’t really care much about the impact of saying “retarded,” what I like here is the idea of someone caring about this child. That’s ultimately the most important thing.
“You can now pay someone’s delinquent Detroit water bill online!” writes Kiratiana Freelon at the Washington Post. How wonderful.
The Detroit Water Project, started by two women on twitter (and people with, you know, actual programming and organizational experience), has seen coverage by news outlets like Al Jazeera, The Atlantic, and CBS.
I find myself asking if this project was something liberal whites have been anticipating… I then laugh at myself for asking such a silly question.
So yesterday with a snicker-snack! the Supreme Court delivered a terrible blow to women’s rights or something with a split decision in favor of businesses refusing to cover contraception on the basis of religious beliefs.
Behold, America’s impending theocratic oppression. Or something.
This post is going to consist of two parts. The first part will explain why I am in favor of secession and, in particular, a group of almost all whites seceding from the United states. In the second part I will respond to an article recently posted on this site which critiqued the idea of secession.
On March 24th, 2014, a pair of African American women hailing from Towson University (lol Matt Heimbach) won the Cross Examination Debate Association’s national Championship at Indiana University. It was a first for formal college debate–a pair of African American females winning a major national debate by a 7-4 vote.