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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Replacing Shakespeare

The silver lining is that no one ever needs to feel inadequate about not attending an Ivy League university ever again:
The blackest thing ever happened on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania: A group of students recently removed a picture of William Shakespeare and replaced it with one of Audre Lorde.

Fisher-Bennett Hall is home to Penn’s English department, and the portrait of Shakespeare has resided over the main staircase in the building for years. The English department, in an effort to represent more diversity in writing, voted a few years ago to relocate the portrait and replace it.

Despite the vote, the picture was left in the entranceway of the building. The Daily Pennsylvanian reports that on Dec. 1, after an English-department town hall meeting discussing the election, a group of students removed Shakespeare’s portrait, delivered it to the office of English professor and department Chair Jed Esty, and replaced it with a photograph of black feminist writer Audre Lorde.

Esty, who declined to be interviewed, said in an email to the Daily Pennsylvanian, “Students removed the Shakespeare portrait and delivered it to my office as a way of affirming their commitment to a more inclusive mission for the English department.”
This may or may not be a more inclusive mission, but it is certainly a more illiterate one. Those who believe that a non-white "America" is going to resemble, in any way shape or form, the historical America, really aren't paying attention.

Diversity is nothing more than cargo cultists mindlessly aping actual civilization. Forget actually maintaining it, they can't even produce credible imitations that aren't comedic parodies. By the time the cargo cultists obtain complete control of a formerly Western society, it won't merely be Shakespeare being replaced, but functional flush toilets and 60+ life expectancies as well.

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112 Comments:

Blogger Orville December 13, 2016 8:24 AM  

We be or does we be?
Dat be da qeston.

I am so glad the teachers in my family talked me out of pursuing an English degree.

Blogger Orville December 13, 2016 8:25 AM  

Taming of Da Ho.

Anonymous RabidRatel December 13, 2016 8:27 AM  

Now they have to start burning statues, like South Africa.

Anonymous VFM #6306 December 13, 2016 8:28 AM  

That's hilarious.

Not as funny as if they had replaced it with a portrait of Tyler Perry's Medea...

Blogger Mr.MantraMan December 13, 2016 8:29 AM  

A quick trip thru the comments is hilarity in itself. Thank the good lord such people as those at the Ivies are excluding me.

Blogger BassmanCO December 13, 2016 8:30 AM  

@RabidRatel

Wait, short of thermite, how do you burn a statue?

Blogger horsewithnonick December 13, 2016 8:36 AM  

how tribal.

Blogger Wanda Sherratt December 13, 2016 8:37 AM  

Split the in two: English Literature and English as a Second Language Literature.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan December 13, 2016 8:39 AM  

Those negroes and the crazy whites who patronize them should be thanked. I'm sure they did this to get a rise from Daddy White Man, but screw that nonsense I don't even think the chinless cucks want to play that game any more.

Blogger jandolin December 13, 2016 8:40 AM  

No amount of welfare or education will civilize african savages.

Anonymous Anonymous December 13, 2016 8:40 AM  

As Youz Likes It

Anonymous rienzi December 13, 2016 8:41 AM  

I's suports de Ivee Leage skools!

Blogger Zaklog the Great December 13, 2016 8:41 AM  

Who the hell is Audre Lord? Has it ever produced anything worth reading? Has it produced anything that will be read and inspire imitators 400 years from now? Geez, this is insane.

Blogger dc.sunsets December 13, 2016 8:42 AM  

Heartiste offered a useful (to me) way of looking at all this. I altered it a bit to suit my tastes.

On one side we have whites whose worldview is built almost entirely on abstractions, on the other are whites whose worldview is built on what amounts to engineering.

The former are committed to chasing an ideal world, envision lofty & universal principles and see anything that gets in the way as the embodiment of evil. A history of failure doesn't falsify their beliefs, it only means the implementation was faulty.

The engineers, OTOH, see failure as evidence that the theory is wrong, and seek a theory that explains the outcome.

In this time of embrace of the Jungian archetype of "flight," abstraction-obsessed Universalists believe mankind should be able to walk off a cliff and soar into the sky. It doesn't matter to them how often those who try it accelerate at 32 ft/s^2 into the rocks below, the principle of soaring is still perfectly valid. They will push mankind as a whole off that cliff, including the engineers who know what's coming.

I used to think my gift was an unusual ability to see abstractions. This was incorrect; my gift is to simply string logical progressions of significant complexity together. I'm not a lofty-abstraction-obsessed person, I'm an engineer at heart. Obsession with lofty abstractions is indistinguishable from belief in magic, hence "magic dirt," "magic negro," etc.)

The world, including humanity, does not rest on abstractions, it rests on rules. Discerning those rules and basing plans on them is the most prudent approach to life. Unfortunately, here at the Grand Supercycle wave THREE (or FIVE?!) apogee, the embrace of the Universalist abstraction is so extreme that it's driving the herd behavior of the vast majority of men.

The only thing engineer-minded people can do is revealed by Gary Larsen some time ago:
http://cryptomundo.com/wp-content/uploads/Lemmings.jpg

Blogger Orville December 13, 2016 8:44 AM  

It won't be complete until the white tenured profs are necklaced in the quad.

Blogger dc.sunsets December 13, 2016 8:44 AM  

Larson, not Larsen.

Blogger dc.sunsets December 13, 2016 8:47 AM  

I had a conversation with a woman a couple years ago who was undoubtedly a member of the Red Guards during China's Cultural Revolution. She clearly remembered those times fondly. Make of that what you will.

Blogger Orville December 13, 2016 8:49 AM  

Larson was the forerunner of Red Meat. I was sad when he retired.

Blogger William Meisheid December 13, 2016 8:50 AM  

Audre Lorde: African writer, feminist, womanist [sic], lesbian, and civil rights activist.

"It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences."

"When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid."

I believe that "profundity" says it all. Someone already forgotten only 24 years after her death.

Blogger Chris Mallory December 13, 2016 8:51 AM  

The Shakespeare picture was probably 4'x 6', professionally done and filled the stairway landing. The "photograph" looks to be printed off at home and pieced together rather sloppily.

Pluse when they pulled off the Shakespeare picture, the wall underneath is a lighter color. Poor Lorde can't fill the same spot as Shakespeare anyway you look at it.

Blogger Elizabeth December 13, 2016 8:51 AM  

One thing that I would like to know is that if third-world immigrants are so wonderful, if they are the salvation of America (as liberals and cuckservatives would have you believe), why are their homelands is such wretched shape? There's an old saying: If you're so smart, why aren't you rich? That applies to nations as well as individuals.

Blogger Nathan Wright December 13, 2016 8:54 AM  

Sample poem from Audre Lorde entitled "Now":

Woman power
is
Black power
is
Human power
is
alwasy feeling
my heart beats
as my eyes open
as my hands move
as my mouth speaks

I am
are you

Ready.

Blogger Cecil Henry December 13, 2016 8:56 AM  

Equality is Envy: A man abler than his brothers insults them by implication.

He must not aspire to any virtue which cannot be shared'

Hence the removal of anything White-- especially Shakespeare.

These people are despicable. Come out and separate from them, my people.

Blogger allyn71 December 13, 2016 8:56 AM  

@7 horsewithnonick

'Dat shit be real bro. Damn. Fuck dat craker azz nigger Shakespeare. Dis bitch iz dope man.

Blogger Chris Mallory December 13, 2016 8:59 AM  

horsewithnonick wrote: how tribal.

In the "poem" linked here, the poetess dreams of raping an 85 year old white woman and burning her in her bed. When I was looking for a picture of the dindu redecoration the linked headline at the top of the page was about a dindu being convicted for raping an 82 year old woman.

I have never seen a story about a white raping an elderly female. It probably does happen, but it seems like every week we get a story about a dindu raping an some 80 year old.

Anonymous rienzi December 13, 2016 9:01 AM  

“We invite everyone to join us in the task of critical thinking about the changing nature of authorship, the history of language, and the political life of symbols,” Jed Esty, chair of the University of Pennsylvania’s English department, wrote.


In Penn's. English Dept's. quest to include a more diverse group of authors in the curriculum, I wonder if they will include the "up-to-date", "edgy", and "revolutionary" Chuck Tingle?

The thought of a pack of clueless, progressive millenials putting themselves into debt slavery for the rest of their lives in order to write learned papers deconstructing "Space Raptor Butt Invasion" is truly a heart-warming one.

Got to be more useful than the poetry of Audre Lord, whoever the hell that is.

Blogger Mighty Lou December 13, 2016 9:01 AM  

Speaking of inadequacy, now, no culture ever needs to feel inadequate about not producing writers of the caliber of Shakespeare; just erase the man from history.

Blogger Lazarus December 13, 2016 9:04 AM  

Does this qualify as "A Bad Idea" on the Cernovich Scale?

Blogger Chris Mallory December 13, 2016 9:05 AM  

More and more lately, it seems that Pol Pot was on to something when he sent the "intellectuals" to work the rice paddies.

Blogger James Dixon December 13, 2016 9:06 AM  

The Illiterati have spoken. Who are we to gainsay them?

Anonymous Mick December 13, 2016 9:07 AM  

What part of "English" Department did they not understand?

Blogger dc.sunsets December 13, 2016 9:09 AM  

This woman's poetry is one more indication that Idiocracy is here, and it's not a comedy.

Blogger lowercaseb December 13, 2016 9:09 AM  

Oh U Penn! Your heart is burst. You have lost half your soul.
Even now, now, very now, an old black ram
Is tupping your white ewe. Arise, arise!
Awake the snorting citizens with the bell,
Or else the devil will make a grandsire of you...

Anonymous David of One December 13, 2016 9:14 AM  

James Dixon wrote:The Illiterati have spoken. Who are we to gainsay them?

I do like that James ... Illiterati.

Poetry in a single word.

(Even The Bard would enjoy this given the full historical context.)

Blogger Mighty Lou December 13, 2016 9:14 AM  

This sums up the con of diversity so perfectly. They couldn't find another spot on the wall to put up a photo of their poet, no they had to take down the picture of the William Shakespeare, remove it all together because in fact they do not want to share any space, they only want to replace.

Blogger Zaklog the Great December 13, 2016 9:22 AM  

@21 Holy crap. I could write a better poem drunk with only two hours of sleep. I have written much better poems. If you remove the politics from that, there's nothing there whatsoever. And they're taking down Shakespeare for this dumb bitch?

Blogger horsewithnonick December 13, 2016 9:22 AM  

Grievance "poetry". Crying over spilt dindus.

Blogger dc.sunsets December 13, 2016 9:22 AM  

I just wish these assholes would replace all the white engineers who designed and built commercial airliners with their af-act tokens, and then fly exclusively in the resulting aircraft.

Problem solved once all the wreckage is cleared at the ends of the runways.

Blogger SteelPalm December 13, 2016 9:26 AM  

Audre Lorde is also about half-white (her mother was mostly white, her father at least slightly white) AND born of Caribbean immigrant parents.

So think of how fucking stupid, incompetent, and worthless she is as a poetess and thinker, and realize that it's still vastly superior to what a 80-100% US black is capable of producing.

Anonymous logprof December 13, 2016 9:28 AM  

I wonder how much Penn will double down on this asshattery now once Trump, an alumnus, becomes President?

Anonymous Just another commenter December 13, 2016 9:35 AM  

@2 - If only.
@22 - Sad but all too true. Right up there with "hate facts."
@29 - I'm so stealing that; "illitarati" indeed.
@30 - I suspect the part that starts with "E".

#34 - Excellent observation.

Blogger Sean Kelly December 13, 2016 9:37 AM  

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Blogger Johnny December 13, 2016 9:40 AM  

Zaklog the Great wrote:@21 Holy crap. I could write a better poem drunk with only two hours of sleep. I have written much better poems. If you remove the politics from that, there's nothing there whatsoever. And they're taking down Shakespeare for this dumb bitch?

That is the whole point. What they are celebrating is the adherence to doctrine. If the work was capable then it might be confused with the celebration of literature.

You show the greatest adherence to doctrine by celebrating the distasteful. In a way it is a test. The dopier it is the better it is because it shows the intensity of commitment to the cause.

Blogger Johnny December 13, 2016 9:42 AM  

The real true big problem here is funding. And in a way it is the fault of conventional society for being willing to fund this stuff. Take the money away and it would all descend into irrelevance. They could think whatever they wanted to think while they were in pursuit of employment or working.

Blogger PoseidonAwoke December 13, 2016 9:48 AM  

Audre Lorde "Power", excerpt:

A policeman who shot down a ten year old in Queens
stood over the boy with his cop shoes in childish blood
and a voice said “Die you little motherfucker” and
there are tapes to prove it. At his trial
this policeman said in his own defense
“I didn't notice the size nor nothing else
only the color”. And
there are tapes to prove that, too.

Anonymous Opus December 13, 2016 9:51 AM  

O, brave new world.

Anonymous Mark Auld December 13, 2016 10:00 AM  

Sorry Will,but black lies mutter.

Anonymous Mark Auld December 13, 2016 10:03 AM  

Sorry Will,but black lies mutter.

Blogger William Hudson December 13, 2016 10:12 AM  

@36. (Stealing from Mickey D's)
"Dah Dah Dah-Dah-Dah Dah-h-h-h-h,
I'm LOVIN' IT!!!" Well put old boy, well put!

Blogger GPMark December 13, 2016 10:14 AM  

They must have gone to Southeastern High School in Detroit... it's funny because it's true, they are the Jungaleers!

https://infogalactic.com/info/Southeastern_High_School_(Michigan)

Blogger Thucydides December 13, 2016 10:14 AM  

I suggest anyone who is in a position to hire people send an open letter to this (and other) alleged institutions of higher learning to inform them that resumes from these plans will be disposed of without being read.

Only hire graduates of civilized institutions of higher learning, and if this continues, you may soon be forced to hire homeschooled people.

Blogger Mountain Man December 13, 2016 10:17 AM  

"Students removed the Shakespeare portrait and delivered it to my office as a way of affirming their commitment to a more inclusive mission for the English department.”

In the past this was called vandalism and criminal mischief and dealt with as such.
Today its called "peaceful political protest"

"By the time the cargo cultists obtain complete control of a formerly Western society, it won't merely be Shakespeare being replaced, but functional flush toilets and 60+ life expectancies as well."

All one needs to do is look at (formerly) Rhodesia as an example. The country went from the "breadbasket of Africa" to the " basket case of Africa" as soon as all of the white farms were expropriated and given to the black workers by that sociopath Mugabe.

Blogger Conan the Cimmerian December 13, 2016 10:17 AM  

They need to be given what they want in the fullest.

From now on,
1. Blacks are only allowed to study black thinkers, black history, black literature, etc.
2. Same for the Hispanics.
3. Same for the Orientals.
4. Same for the (fill in the blank).

Only whites are allowed to study white engineering, science, mathematics, history, philosophy, etc.

No more white oppression of people of colour!

Blogger Johnny December 13, 2016 10:23 AM  

Thucydides wrote:I suggest anyone who is in a position to hire people send an open letter to this (and other) alleged institutions of higher learning to inform them that resumes from these plans will be disposed of without being read.

Only hire graduates of civilized institutions of higher learning, and if this continues, you may soon be forced to hire homeschooled people.


By assuming you have to fix the university you are submitting to it. By analogy it is like the revolutionary who says to the king, "You can stay and be king if you ask better." That doesn't work because it is still submission to the king.

What we have to get over is this automatic deference to education as though education is automatically good. Screw the university. Let them work or starve and let the work be something other than education. People in other areas get fired. Why not these people?

Anonymous Just another commenter December 13, 2016 10:26 AM  

@53 - Perhaps declare any use of "white-man math" (and the physics and technology derived from it) to be cultural appropriation and off-limits for use by non-whites.

Anonymous Maximo Macaroni December 13, 2016 10:30 AM  

It seems appropriate that on January 20 I will replace the portrait of George W. Bush on my desk with one of Donald J. Trump.

At least I know a President when I see one.

Oh, and, OT, why is it that the street named for Martin Luther King is always situated in the most violent and poverty-stricken part of every town?

White oppression is everywhere!

Anonymous Big Gay Koran Burner December 13, 2016 10:33 AM  

I asked who the hell is Audre Lorde? She hit the trifecta black, dyke & semi-literate.

an English-department town hall meeting discussing the election, a group of students removed Shakespeare’s portrait

What condition is the painting in? Even if they didn't mean to damage it, I know a xxxxxxxx that set off sprinklers in a hospital doing over $100K damages when he hit a sprinkler when trying to help put up holiday decorations.

a woman a couple years ago who was undoubtedly a...Revolution. She clearly remembered those times fondly

She could make the common man do whatever she wanted. How many women are like cats playing with not quite dead food?

Blogger Cail Corishev December 13, 2016 10:36 AM  

Who the hell is Audre Lord?

She's Balph Eubank, though Rand wasn't imaginative enough to make Balph a black lesbian.

Blogger Mighty Lou December 13, 2016 10:37 AM  

Basket to casket.

Anonymous VFM #6306 December 13, 2016 10:40 AM  

Another college basketball player has murdered someone in a home invasion. You know what all these murderers had in common?

They are all scholars.
Western Michigan scholar murders neighbor

scholar outreach program

scholar on scholar violence

Blogger praetorian December 13, 2016 10:42 AM  

Somethin' be stank ass in the state of Pennsevenya.

OpenID anonymos-coward December 13, 2016 10:51 AM  

So think of how fucking stupid, incompetent, and worthless she is as a poetess and thinker, and realize that it's still vastly superior to what a 80-100% US black is capable of producing.

Actually, American Blacks are surprisingly literate for a third-world nation. They punch above even the relatively civilized Mexicans.

(Of course real American Blacks are highly skeptical of niggertude and frequently speak politically incorrect thoughts, this is why the rabid ones are either immigrants of halfbreeds.)

Like #42 said, they deliberately picked the worst as an act of perverse desecration.

(Even Maya Angelou would have been less offensive.)

Anonymous Von Mises Hayek December 13, 2016 10:55 AM  

so Vox Day has gone full Alt-Right KKK racist?

Wow, just wow. David French is right about the "Christians" who vote Trump.

How long before Vox Day starts with the anti-semite crap?

As a Jewish conservative, I can tell you more about how this story ends.

Anonymous Beau December 13, 2016 10:56 AM  

Office of the President
University of Pennsylvania

RE: William Shakespeare

Dear Doctor Gutmann,

Your English Department has gone full retard, or to be more delicate, absolutely bat sh*t crazy.

Congratulations! You are now the laughingstock of higher education. You managed to beat out Orange Coast College, whose sexuality professor told her class the election of Donald Trump was an act of terrorism.

Enjoy the limelight. I'm sure your alumni, donors and prospective parents will be pleased.

Sincerely,

A Person of Color

Blogger PsyCorps77 December 13, 2016 10:58 AM  

The inmates running the asylum, yet again.

Anonymous BBGKB December 13, 2016 11:07 AM  

Somethin' be stank ass in the state of Pennsevenya.

They did call it Phillysmellphia for a while. Here is the title to an article from Phillymag "
The 8 Stinkiest Spots in Philadelphia (Described With Emojis)

Hold your noses when you’re walking through these places. By Erica Palan | July 25, 2014 at 10:13 am


Somewhat OT: Tranny DC cop gets slap on wrist, would STR8 WHITE MAN get the same?

"A transgender police officer in Washington, D.C., who has repeatedly been praised as a community role model has also quietly been reprimanded for improper sexually-tinged antics with underage police interns.

“Sgt. Hawkins showed the interns a ‘homemade video of her having sex with 4 men while she was intoxicated,’” Fox’s report says. Another complain filed against Hawkins accused him of taking under-21 interns to an Arlington gay bar, where she helped them buy alcohol and laughed at one intern’s possession of a fake ID.

According to Fox, Hawkins has admitted that both complaints against him are accurate, and was quite cavalier in the admission. Hawkins even volunteered that he had shown other interns an inappropriate picture on his phone.

gaypatriot (dot) net/2016/12/10/transgender-cop-is-an-excellent-community-role-model/

Anonymous Genera December 13, 2016 11:08 AM  

What's their problem with Shakespeare? He's English, and it's an English department. It's not an African or African-American or multicultural one.

Blogger pyrrhus December 13, 2016 11:17 AM  

@66 "It's not an African or African-American or multicultural one." It is now...

Blogger bob kek mando: i can't be racist. why, some of my best friends are ((( Literally Hitler ))). { Vox Gayness intensifies } December 13, 2016 11:19 AM  

3. RabidRatel December 13, 2016 8:27 AM
Now they have to start burning statues, like South Africa.



they burn *people* in South Africa. actually, it's usually Niggers burning Niggers, therefore no racial component, therefore, not racist. so, perfectly A-Okay!

https://www.google.com/search?q=necklacing&tbm=isch&imgil=uM6aSEtF4p2KXM%253A%253Bj7sAiMkk30iYXM%253Bhttps%25253A%25252F%25252Fmeditationsonsuffering.wordpress.com%25252F2014%25252F10%25252F20%25252Fnecklacing%25252F&source=iu&pf=m&fir=uM6aSEtF4p2KXM%253A%252Cj7sAiMkk30iYXM%252C_&usg=__H2_YYMdpwAf9KJNqRfJQm0ffEQ4%3D&biw=1131&bih=712&ved=0ahUKEwjKkuTJvPHQAhXCrFQKHZRlCEcQyjcIPg&ei=KxJQWIrRAcLZ0gKUy6G4BA#imgrc=uM6aSEtF4p2KXM%3A



16. dc.sunsets December 13, 2016 8:47 AM
I had a conversation with a woman a couple years ago who was undoubtedly a member of the Red Guards during China's Cultural Revolution. She clearly remembered those times fondly.



i keep telling you these people are homicidal lunatics, barely keeping the lid on.

you all think i'm exaggerating.


38. SteelPalm December 13, 2016 9:26 AM
So think of how fucking stupid, incompetent, and worthless she is as a poetess and thinker, and realize that it's still vastly superior to what a 80-100% US black is capable of producing.



part of the problem is the displaced rage.

Audre's mother could pass for White ... and distrusted dark skinned people ... which Audre was.

"In particular, Lorde's relationship with her mother, who was deeply suspicious of people with darker skin than hers (which Lorde's was) and the outside world in general,"

48. Teddy Beale December 13, 2016 10:04 AM
Wait, some students replaced a statue and that helps your feelings of inadequacy?



no, what assuages his feelz of inadequacy is his certain knowledge that you can't tell the difference between a painting and a statue ... and he can.


50. GPMark December 13, 2016 10:14 AM
it's funny because it's true, they are the Jungaleers!


even more funny, their year book was titled "The Aryan" up through 1966.

magic dirt yo, it can do anything!

one early alumni was 1st Lt Ham Cannon, first Marine to be awarded the MoH in WW2. totally not kidding.

Blogger Dexter December 13, 2016 11:22 AM  

When I read this I said "who da fuck is Audre Lorde?" So I wiki'd the bitch and she was about what I expected. Noxious talentless SJW.

Anonymous fop December 13, 2016 11:24 AM  

The jabringing has begun.

Anonymous VFM #6306 December 13, 2016 11:26 AM  

Who dat?

Dat english.

You know, what you put on a ball to make it spin more better in the hoop.

Blogger SteelPalm December 13, 2016 11:36 AM  

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Blogger SteelPalm December 13, 2016 11:37 AM  

@61

Actually, American Blacks are surprisingly literate for a third-world nation. They punch above even the relatively civilized Mexicans.

Yeah, no. Sure, American blacks are more literate than the blacks of a savage African hellhole which only discovered the wheel within the past few hundred years.

But they are still inferior to the average Mexican, half-whites, and even recent Caribbean immigrants.

@62

so Vox Day has gone full Alt-Right KKK racist?

Wow, just wow. David French is right about the "Christians" who vote Trump.

How long before Vox Day starts with the anti-semite crap?

As a Jewish conservative, I can tell you more about how this story ends.


I hope this is a clever troll.

If not, as a Russian Jewish right-winger, I can calmly tell you to shut the fuck up.

Blogger praetorian December 13, 2016 11:53 AM  

Ay yo! What light be shinin' thu dat window?
It the quickimart, and Janiqua lookin fly, mmmhmmm.

Anonymous jakob December 13, 2016 12:09 PM  

Nathan Wright wrote:Sample poem from Audre Lorde entitled "Now":

Woman power

is

Black power

is

Human power

is

alwasy feeling

my heart beats

as my eyes open

as my hands move

as my mouth speaks

I am

are you

Ready.


Modern art in a nutshell.

Blogger Cail Corishev December 13, 2016 12:25 PM  

Reading the quote from Esty, I can't tell whether he's a true believer, a man afraid to object, or a black knight encouraging them to proceed with their destruction of an institution he will soon retire from.

Blogger James Dixon December 13, 2016 12:27 PM  

> I do like that James ... Illiterati.

I wish I could take the credit but it's not original to me.

> They need to be given what they want in the fullest.

Why not just give them their own colleges and be done with it? Oh, that's right....

Blogger VD December 13, 2016 12:34 PM  

As a Jewish conservative, I can tell you more about how this story ends.

To A Troll

First you pretend to be Christian,
Now you feign to be a Jew.
But in the end it is one and the same,
Into the ovens with you!

Love,
The Alt-Right

Anonymous Yann December 13, 2016 12:55 PM  

In South Africa, the statue from Cecil John Rhodes was taken down in the University of Cape Twon, because he was a nasty white oppressor. Yeap, and he was the guy who created that University, but those are minor details.

http://ozziesaffa.blogspot.com.es/2015/03/south-africa-uct-will-consider-removal.html

I see US is becoming the new South Africa, which became in turn the new Zimbabwe.

Blogger RobertT December 13, 2016 1:02 PM  

I was offered a scholarship to Harvard but instead went to a state U to play basketball & baseball. Ended up graduating from a small college that at the time had the best accounting dept in the state. In the long run, college academics isn't a big deal, but I never overcame not getting plugged into that famed Harvard network. That is the big deal the ivy league brings to the table. Automatic success.

OpenID anonymos-coward December 13, 2016 1:05 PM  

Yeah, no. Sure, American blacks are more literate than the blacks of a savage African hellhole which only discovered the wheel within the past few hundred years.

But they are still inferior to the average Mexican, half-whites, and even recent Caribbean immigrants.


I have no idea what you're measuring "inferiority" with, and frankly I don't care to know.

I was talking about the propensity of American Blacks towards literate pursuits, and this is true -- they have (per capita) more talented writers than other third-world people (e.g. Mexicans), they also have more (per-capita) people who read regularly. (Compare, e.g., to Brazil.)

The other strange thing about American Blacks is their fondness of suicidal chimpouts; not the chimpout part (all third-worlders chimp out), but the suicidal part.

Blogger g wood December 13, 2016 1:08 PM  

Couldn't they have compromised by putting up a portrait of Othello? He was really articulate, for a black guy.

Blogger praetorian December 13, 2016 1:14 PM  

You think I'm jelly?
Like every night I'm trippin
on some new thang? Nah, boy, I ain't trippin'
it's all good

Blogger LBD December 13, 2016 1:16 PM  

@24 re: Audre Lord's poem about raping and murdering an elderly white woman:

My father, a policeman for 32 years in NYC told me when I was young (I'm in my 60's now) that blacks were the only people who frequently used the word "m*therf***ker" because they were the only people who did the act described by that word. Ever since, whenever I read a news story about an elderly woman being raped, I check the description of the perpetrator and so far, it's running 99.99%. Old Dad was right, and this was decades ago.

Anonymous MIG December 13, 2016 1:19 PM  

We real cool. We
Left school. We

Lurk late. We
Strike straight. We

Sing sin. We
Thin gin. We

Jazz June. We
Die soon.

Not Audre Lorde but Gwendolyn Brooks.

Anonymous Anonymous December 13, 2016 1:28 PM  

another example of the racism against whites so prevalent at the united states institutions of "higher education."

Anonymous John Scalzi Unfinished Asimov Project December 13, 2016 1:33 PM  

Shall I compare thee to Foundation’s Edge?
Thou art less awaited and longer delayed.
Through sci-fi fandom there’s been drove a wedge
And two great camps ‘gainst each other arrayed:
Here bold Vox stares forth ‘neath his banner Blue,
There smirks John Scalzi with a flag of Pink;
The one to antique writers still holds true,
The other with PoMo scribblers does link:
But lest we think Scalzi of the modern camp
Unalloyed, remember his Muse’s creed:
For not in primal dark, but by borrowed lamp
Of precursors, doth his cautious pencil creep.
And so, Scalzi fans, be not this season deject:
Buy this book: read "John Scalzi Unfinished Asimov Project"!

Blogger Pseudotsuga December 13, 2016 1:36 PM  

No portrait of Nobel Prize for Literature winner Robert Allen Zimmerman?
I mean, sheesh, he's only nominally white! Or is that the wrong kind of ((diversity?))

Blogger John Wright December 13, 2016 1:38 PM  

Allow me to quote:

"Here’s another. Kill man’s sense of values. Kill his capacity to recognise greatness or to achieve it. Great men can’t be ruled. We don’t want any great men. Don’t deny conception of greatness. Destroy it from within.

"The great is the rare, the difficult, the exceptional. Set up standards of achievement open to all, to the least, to the most inept – and you stop the impetus to effort in men, great or small. You stop all incentive to improvement, to excellence, to perfection.

"Laugh at Roark and hold Peter Keating as a great architect. You’ve destroyed architecture. Build Lois Cook and you’ve destroyed literature. Hail Ike and you’ve destroyed the theatre. Glorify Lancelot Clankey and you’ve destroyed the press.

"Don’t set out to raze all shrines – you’ll frighten men, Enshrine mediocrity - and the shrines are razed."

I may have some differences of opinion with Ayn Rand, but when she is right, she is very right.

Anonymous John Scalzi Unfinished Asimov Project December 13, 2016 1:38 PM  

Also, I is a American Blasiaroon (one-eighth Blasian) woman of color who voted for Donald Trump because I support Europe for the Whites, Asia for the Yellows, Africa for the Blacks, and Nova Scotia for the Blasiaroons.

I don't know nothing bout no Audre Lourde or wtf, but as a Woman of Color (one sixteenf black) you should be asking me for my porture so I can be hangin on duh wall up at the Ruritan School Out my Bizznass where ma nagger Donald TRUMP got his school!

Blogger John Wright December 13, 2016 1:45 PM  

@68
"I keep telling you these people are homicidal lunatics, barely keeping the lid on. You all think i'm exaggerating."

Not I, Bob. You and I may disagree about other things, but here we agree. These creatures are lunatics, obsessed with the hatred of all that is fine, good, true, beautiful, and right. They are rebels against reason and mutineers eager to overthrow reality itself.

The reason why most people do not see the Left as truly wicked is that most people are too good and innocent to accept it.

Me? I think Satan is real, and he has both his angels and his martyrs for his causes here on earth.

Anonymous Vermithrax Pejorative December 13, 2016 1:51 PM  

They're so oppressed! I'm willing to give them slavery reparations on the condition that they renounce their citizenship and move to Africa. Just think of how rich they'll be over there without the white man holding them down!

Come to think of it, can we deport citizens? Can we revoke their citizenship? Any lawyers here?

Blogger kurt9 December 13, 2016 3:15 PM  

One indicator of the decline of the Ivy League is the decline of the number of graduates going into private business and an increase of the number of graduates going into academia. This trend started in the mid 90's and has continued since then.

Even Stanford (which eclipsed the Ivy League in the 80's) has experienced this trend. Ivy league education, aside from STEM, has turned into mush.

Anonymous a deplorable rubberducky December 13, 2016 3:19 PM  

This fight against Shakespeare has been going since I was in college in the 1980s. At the time English majors were required to select either Shakespeare, Milton or Chaucer and then take a number of courses relating to the selection. Students then chafed at such a core requirement for being to focused on dead, white males.

I had a English lit graduate student teacher's assistant for one English back then, I asked her what her specialty field of study was, she said "Latin American lesbian writers." Daggers shot back at me when I suggested that maybe she should concentrate on, you know, people who wrote in ENGLISH as an English PhD candidate.

An incredible hostility to the Western canon developed. The started offering courses on the Sex Pistols and so forth out of the English department. They started bringing in people from the drama department to teach The Bard.

Then they brought in heavily recruited black lesbian English professor with much fanfare, and she launched a vicious war against something. It was hard to say what, exactly, because the things she started publishing in the student paper were incomprehensible, intentionally. She cited the need to cast off normal forms of speech and even common words, for these were a linguistic prison constructed by the white patriarchy to limit and oppress minorities and women.

That was the 1980s. I thought all this crap would shake out by now, but it has only gotten worse. Last year I helped fight, and lost, an effort to remove Shakespeare from high school curricula on the basis that kids could not relate to him anymore. Which is an absurdity. If you can't make Shakespeare relevant to students, you can't teach. Last month in my state we lost an effort to stop them from removing _The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn_ and _To Kill A Mockingbird_ from the school curricula, on the grounds that they are racists texts. Which, again, is an absurdity. They are both intensely and fundamentally anti-racist texts, and to argue otherwise is to discredit one's authority as teacher at once. The knuckleheads did it anyway.

Homeschool or die. And, these day, even home-college it seems!

Anonymous Jack Amok December 13, 2016 3:47 PM  

We be or does we be?
Dat be da qeston.


Why dat ol' cracker be axing a fool qeston like dat anyway?

A history of failure doesn't falsify their beliefs, it only means the implementation was faulty.

it's worse than that, dc. They assume failure means someone sabotaged their efforts, so they need to figure out who to send to the camps.

Anonymous Avalanche December 13, 2016 3:54 PM  

@73 "blacks of a savage African hellhole which only discovered the wheel within the past few hundred years."

They didn't "discover" the wheel -- they were GIVEN the wheel!

Blogger bob kek mando: i can't be racist. why, some of my best friends are ((( Literally Hitler ))). { Vox Gayness intensifies } December 13, 2016 4:03 PM  

73. SteelPalm December 13, 2016 11:37 AM
If not, as a Russian Jewish right-winger,


you see? this is the kind of ((( Literally Hitler ))) that is my mishegas mishpocheh.

Blogger Johnny December 13, 2016 4:37 PM  

but I never overcame not getting plugged into that famed Harvard network. That is the big deal the ivy league brings to the table. Automatic success.

Nixon had his issues, but he was right about the eastern establishment. They used to call it New England, but from the revolution on it has always been thus. The are the tail that wags the dog.

Old Dad was right, and this was decades ago.

Same old stuff same old way. It's just we have this new culture lenas that we are forced to look through.

Anonymous wheels December 13, 2016 6:02 PM  

@13 dc.sunsets

This reminds me of Morgan Freeberg's "Architects and Medicators."

Blogger MeneMene December 13, 2016 6:56 PM  

Too black or not too black,
That is the question.

Blogger Daniel December 13, 2016 7:54 PM  

At least hispanics can read borges vargas llosa marquez cervantes garcia lorca. Blacks, on the other hand

Blogger Daniel December 13, 2016 8:12 PM  

"clever"

Blogger SteelPalm December 13, 2016 8:18 PM  

@81

I was talking about the propensity of American Blacks towards literate pursuits, and this is true -- they have (per capita) more talented writers than other third-world people (e.g. Mexicans), they also have more (per-capita) people who read regularly. (Compare, e.g., to Brazil.)

Nonsense.

I have read every single "great black American writer" out there, from Langston Hughes to Zora Neal Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God to Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart to Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun.

They were all fucking awful.

Idiotic, poorly written trash worse than any two-bit paperback genre hack. The only reason they are praised by critics and the SJW-converged American educational system is because they were written by blacks.

By contrast, Mexico (and especially South America) has actual great writers.

Octavio Paz by himself is greater than every black American "writer" combined.

Blogger Daniel December 13, 2016 8:22 PM  

Many people in argentina hate EEUU, the leftards ones. I think they would be happy if they knew how you are killing yourselves. Of course i am not gonna tell them because fuck them. But dudes pls maga

Blogger Daniel December 13, 2016 8:25 PM  

Borges dude. Garcia Marquez. Vargas Llosa. Neruda. Cortazar.And many more

Anonymous dr kill December 13, 2016 8:37 PM  

#80 Yo Bobby, Ivy don't do scholarships. You should tighten your game.

Blogger Lazarus December 13, 2016 9:48 PM  

Somebody at PENN State needs to copy a good picture of VD (the sunglass ones) and put it up instead of the poetry ho with

Success comes most swiftly and completely not to the greatest or perhaps even to the ablest men, but to those whose gifts are most completely in harmony with the taste of their times. under it and take a picture.

Blogger Skyler the Weird December 13, 2016 11:07 PM  

I thought Shakespeare was Gay? Is the Administration at Penn Homophobic?

Anonymous RabidRatel December 14, 2016 1:21 AM  

BassmanCO wrote:@RabidRatel

Wait, short of thermite, how do you burn a statue?


You put a tire around the neck, douse it with petrol, and then ignite the mess, nearly removing yourself from this mortal coil. Afterwards, you parade around for the camera crew, and boast about your great deed.

I never claimed it must make sense, but it makes enough sense, or whatever passes for sense, for the student movements in South Africa. Not that the students studies a lot, or are actually connected, in some vague, undefined way, with an actual institute of learning.

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