It’s a major SJW victory. When I read it I thought, with many others, “What the hell do they have on Torvalds?” It has all the usual, and worst, provisions we’ve come to expect from this type of thing: The widest possible definition of bad behavior, including saying things that (someone claims to feel) are “offensive,” explicit policing of off-site behavior, explicitly including all communications in any electronic form whatsoever, including before or after Linux events, and pre-emptive targeting of individuals whom someone says they fear might harass them in the future.
We begin with: Harassment will not be tolerated in any form, including, but not limited to, harassment based on gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion or any other status protected by laws in which the conference or program is being held. Harassment includes the use of abusive, offensive or degrading language, intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, inappropriate physical contact, sexual imagery and unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors.
Of course, anyone can claim that any language is “offensive.” We know how this works. A minority who alleges that a white person said something, anything, they found offensive will be taken at face value. Whitey will be persecuted. A white man who objects to someone saying “All white people are evil” will be ignored at best, and treated as if his complaint is itself “offensive” at worst.
Note too the prohibition on “harassing photography or recording,” which in practice will mean, “We won’t let a man use video/audio evidence to defend himself from a false accusation.” At least one college went after a male student for this very reason a couple of years ago. A woman says you raped her. What, your video proves you didn’t? Well, the very fact that you took video is itself a crime!
How does the Left get away with this shit?
It gets worse, so much worse. This next passage defies commentary; you just have to read it:
Individuals who participate (or plan to participate) in Linux Foundation events should conduct themselves at all times in a manner that comports with both the letter and spirit of this policy prohibiting harassment and abusive behavior, whether before, during or after the event. This includes statements made in social media postings, online publications, text messages, and all other forms of electronic communication.
Then there are “Pre-Event Concerns”:
If you are planning to attend an upcoming event and have concerns regarding another individual who may be present, please contact [XYZ]. Precautions will be taken to ensure your comfort and safety, including, but not limited to: providing an escort, prepping onsite event staff, keeping victim and harasser from attending the same talks/social events.
So you can be kept out of an event by someone pre-emptively saying they’re afraid that you might “harrass” them. Because the complainer is not going to be the one kept out of an event.
From now on, or in the very near future, Linux must be regarded as not secure as an operating system.
My advice is to download a copy of the Linux operating system now to CD or other medium. It’s free and you don’t have to do anything with it; just have it lying around. And a total newb can install it, in case you want to. I know because I *was* a total newb. I had never installed an operating system before. Last year I downloaded a copy of the Linux OS and successfully installed it on my computer. Everything worked. They design it so that it can be done by non-experts.
High-tech hardware required? No, I put Linux on my desktop, which I got at WalMart!
The entire process probably only took an hour, altogether. (This ignores the preliminary shredding of my old operating system (Windows) which you just start running and then go to bed; it wipes your hard drive while you sleep.)
So my advice is, download Linux and keep it. In the future, you might be hella glad you have a non-SJW-corrupted version available. And even if you don’t want to muck around at the OS level of your computer, someone else you know might be very glad that you can provide them with a copy.
In my previous post I triumphantly gloated over dispassionately observed the fact that the white leftists who recruited immigrants to displace white Americans, were suffering that fate themselves in the Democratic Party.
On that note, it has been delicious to see the panic in the upper ranks of leftist “thought leaders” at the victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the June 2018 Democrat primary in New York. She shoved out of the House of Representatives a white man, Joe Crowley, who had been in the House since 1999 and was often described as Nancy Pelosi’s presumptive successor as House Dem leader.
This was the funny part: Watching the white left-wing press desperately try to spin Ocasio-Cortez’s victory as due to her far-left politics— she’s a self-described socialist— and not her Hispanic ethnic identification. The New York Times and the rest of that gang have been desperately telling the voters in her district, “You voted for her because of her positions! You definitely didn’t vote for her because of her demographics! You like the socialist thing!” They’re trying the propaganda move of telling her voters why they voted for her and hoping they’ll be stupid enough to buy it.
Not so much, NYT. The minorities who voted for her know damn well why they voted for her. They are not going to listen to anyone— let alone whitey— telling them they actually voted for her for a different reason. (And how many of those voters do you think read the NYT or Washington Post anyway? Fucking LOL, bitchez.)
Minorities’ statements on Elizabeth Warren versus Kamala Harris in my previous post perfectly illustrate my point. Sorry, NYT, they’re not having it. Nice try.
Indeed, anyone who has ever tried this trick on a four-year-old knows it doesn’t work:
“Hey, want some carrots? You love carrots!”
Real-world response: “No I don’t.”
What we have here from white lefties is a desperate about-face, an attempt to stop their own narrative of “It’s minorities’ turn now!” from taking hold in the Dem party. The haute white lefties are terrified in the face of the developments which they themselves deliberately nurtured over the last half century.
The fuse was long, but not infinitely long, you fuckwits. As you are now forcefully finding out.
This article at Vice gives me a schadenboner the size of Florida. It describes a scene of white leftists being pushed out of the Democratic party by the very minorities they recruited to displace traditional America.
Progressive activists at Netroots Nation in New Orleans this past weekend had a message for the establishment of the Democratic Party: start talking about race or step aside.
Yeah, the left should start talking about race. Because they haven’t been doing racial politics for decades.
The marquee annual conference for the left… made it clear in their program at the outset, that “Democrats must abandon the myth of the white swing voter and invest in the multi-racial, multicultural coalition of voters that make up the majority of our electorate.”
The myth of white voters being important? Seriously? Who is in the White House right now? Also, “the majority of our electorate” is not a “multi-racial coalition.” Whites are still a significant majority of the electorate. Because many minorities are too young to vote, the fraction of the voters who are white is even larger than the fraction of the population at large that is.
Next we’re treated to this narcissistic statement from Kamala Harris:
“We shouldn’t just be thanking women of color for electing progressive leaders, in 2018 we should be electing women of color as those leaders,” [woman of color] Harris said.
“Now, I’m aware that some people will say that what I just said is playing, ‘identity politics.’ I have a problem with that phrase, ‘identity politics.’ When people say that, it’s a pejorative! [If you can imagine!] That phrase is used to divide and used to distract.”
Uh, no; it’s calling you out on using identity politics to divide and distract. Proof that leftists are completely shameless. They divide the country into e.g. blacks and whites, and pit blacks against whites. When we note that they’re doing this, they say we’re being divisive. Absolutely without shame. And pure projection.
By contrast, [Pocahontas] Warren… focused on her signature issue of how crony capitalism undermines working people of all races. “[W]e can’t afford to waste our time arguing about whose fight matters most. It’s one fight. And we have to stand with one another, for one another,” Warren said, which struck some activists as tone-deaf for a conference with “New American Majority” as its dominant theme.
Erm, what? How is it “tone-deaf” to suggest that people should “stand with one another”? If only Warren had a better ear for rhetoric! Then she’d argue that a “New American Majority” should splinter into racial groups in conflict with each other.
Of course, in reality, statements like “we have to stand with one another” perfectly capture the spirit of the phrase “New American Majority,” in terms of what those words actually mean. But then, leftists don’t say what they mean. Leftist plans are evil – e.g., gain power by pitting groups against each other – so leftists cannot afford to state them in plain language.
What “New American Majority” actually signifies in the modern Dem party, of course, is racial politics. And what that means is that everybody divides into racial groups and practices the politics of racial conflict. And Warren basically said, “Let’s not do that.” Hah! Fuck you, whitey!
Next, our brains are assaulted by this outrageous lie:
The election of Donald Trump— who swapped out many of the Republican Party’s past dog whistles for some bullhorns— has thrust race front-and-center in American politics.
Oh, fuck you! Trump put race into our politics?! You’ve gotta be fucking kidding me. Lefties have spent decades saying “White people are evilly oppressing minorities.” And now they dare to say that Trump put race into our politics. Un fucking believable. Who the fuck do they think is going to swallow that whopper?
Actually, they probably don’t expect anyone to buy it.
The reason for this lie is to deaden the pain: the agonizing regret white lefties face, knowing they set in motion the monster that is now devouring them. It’s bad enough that it’s happening at all. But to face that they caused it, well, that would be unbearable.
A normal person would accept the pain of the regret, learn from the disastrous outcome, and resolve never to repeat this kind of mistake. But these are leftists. Of course they’ll create a wall of denial to avoid facing their responsibility. One aspect of that is saying “This is all Trump’s fault!”
People of color are intent on changing [the number of minorities in government] with a surge of candidates in 2018 and driving… events like Netroots to make race a centerpiece of their agenda… this year was heavy on intersectionality and race with panels like “Dear White Progressives” and “Brown is the New White.” Of the 28 main stage keynote speakers and panelists over the three days, 22 were people of color.
Whitey is being squeezed out.
Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan, another possible 2020 candidate at Netroots, told VICE News that “anytime you’re a white guy in America you’re always learning and trying to better understand what people of color are going through and I don’t know if that journey ever ends.” He added, “If I fellate you really well, master, will you promise not to beat me? Or at least to put me last in line for a beating?”
Whoops, the last 30 or so words may have been a typo that I accidentally incorporated into the text.
By the way, is “white guy” Tim Ryan really so clueless as to think he has a chance of being the Democratic candidate in 2020? That’s comedy gold right there.
Some activists, however, still felt frustrated by the party’s colorblind muscle memory. “We are tired of this conversation that’s trying to say ‘It’s class. It’s not race.’ That’s bullshit, we all know it!,”as Yahné Ndgo… put it in a protest speech on the main stage Saturday night arguing that Netroots had not matched its own standard of inclusiveness. “If [a candidate does] not speak in a way that is honoring what is really true racial justice, walk the fuck out.”
The most delicious part of that to me is that a bunch of lefties hosted a conference devoted to “racial inclusiveness” and the white ones were attacked by The Diversity anyway. Any group of humans other than white leftists could have predicted that in CURRENT YEAR.
Some Democrats and left-leaning pundits have been wringing their hands and churning out think pieces about the political risks of the Democrats focusing on so-called “identity politics” … But good politics or bad, activists and elected officials were clear over three days in New Orleans that they believed the debate is already over among the people that matter most, the party’s base voters. 84 percent of black voters identify as Democrats, 63 percent of hispanic [etc.]
White liberals’ fantasy 40 years ago: “We’ll invite minorities into our party, then they’ll get on their knees in supplicating gratitude and kiss our rings.”
Mariana Ruiz… says that the 2016 election has been a wake up call for some white progressives but many are still stuck and people of color are taking note and pushing back. “We aren’t interested in progressive organizations run by and for white people who are not addressing racism internally or moving anti-racist campaigns in support of the leadership and power building of people of color,” she said.
Tell me again, white liberals, about how your plan to aggressively recruit minorities into the Dem party will make them all grateful and appreciative toward you. ‘Cause from where I’m standing, it looks like all it got you is “Step aside, whitey! Faster!”
By the way, note that “pushing back.” Snort. As if. The white lefties invited the “people of color” into the Democratic Party. People of color aren’t “pushing back” against some anti-minority activity by the whites. They’re simply pushing the whites out. Hey white liberals, would this be a good time to remind you that this is what you intended the flood of immigrants to do to the rest of us? No? Whoops, sorry!
Even with Netroots organizers making a conscious efforts to be more inclusive, many people of color said the left has a long way to go.
Ndgo and five other black activists went on stage Saturday night and pre-empted Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [because she’s not minority enough, I guess] to call on the convention to do more to… ensure that panels focused on race were given better promotion…
“Hey! They’re not kneeling and kissing our rings! What’s going on? No one could have foreseen this!”
…it was clear that some in the audience were uncomfortable, a fact that delighted one of the protestors Ashton Woods, a lead organizer for Black Lives Matter.
“Your white fragility is showing,” he said.
Cater to minorities, do everything in your power to give them a leg up, and have them insult you as they hip-check you out the door.
White leftists consciously planned to destroy our country’s nature in various ways – to list just some examples, its cultural, philosophical, and political nature – by importing megatons of people who don’t share it. And now that plan has backfired delightfully. I’m having a schadengasm that’s going to register on the Richter scale.
What could have been more foreseeable than this: That black and brown Dem voters want to be ruled by black and brown people, not by white liberals. As I’ve said before, white liberals are some of the stupidest entities on this planet.
Your typical mad scientist in a movie, when he’s creating his Frankensteinian creature, doesn’t don a lab coat and tell the creature for fifty years before he lets it off the operating table, “Now remember: All people wearing lab coats are evil. Okay, let’s free you and put an axe in your hand! What could go wrong!?”
Yet that’s exactly what white liberals did over the last few decades.
Of course, it’s not just stupidity; it’s also the mind-boggling narcissism of white leftists. They’re so in love with themselves that they just can’t imagine that anyone might not be in love with them. White leftists had the following mental image of how minorities would regard them:
Watching these people be bullied out of their own party is delicious.
It’s even more delicious in light of the fact that this is what they planned for minorities to do to white Americans in general. To displace us in our own country.
I now realize there is nothing sweeter than poetic justice.
The deliciousness of this is like that of a peach at the perfect moment of ripeness. When the flesh is soooooo juicy, and at its peak moment of sweetness and tartness, balanced in exquisite combination, and it’s soft yet firm, and it makes your eyelids half close in pleasure. Ahhhh, yeahhhhhhhh.
That’s what it’s like, leftists, watching you be destroyed by your own plan to destroy us.
As I am not the first to observe, one obvious problem with this plan is that by its very nature, it implied that white Dems would be pushed out of the Dem party before whites in general could be pushed out of the country. “By its very nature” because the entire plan was that the Dem party would start catering to minorities, being inviting to minorities, marketing itself as “the pro-diversity party,” etc.
Once you start pimping affirmative action and saying that anyone who doesn’t support affirmative action is racist, then when a black person says to you, “You need more black people in the upper ranks of your party,” you have only one response: “Yes, you’re totally correct; we really do.” And when they inevitably say, “So what specific actions are you taking to bring that about?” you’re forced to actually do it. That is, you’re forced to facilitate and hasten your own displacement from your organization.
I know I hammer on this point a lot, but once again: It’s almost impossible to grok how stupid white leftists are.
This includes catering to their whims which directly contradict their other whims. E.g,. “Cast black women! And don’t cast black women!”
La Frederick has this to say about the upcoming re-booting of Buffy the Vampire Slayer with a black lead:
I don’t know why Hollywood continues to ignore us (AKA people of color) whenever we throw free ideas up into the air about great original narratives centering on minority characters… They’d rather take an already existing white film or TV show and remake it with minority actors in roles immortalized by white talent — like they’re planning to do with the new Buffy the Vampire Slayer series, which will star a black actress in the title role.
This is not okay.
No, your trying to tell someone else what to do with the characters and fictional universe he created is not okay. Jesus, the freaking presumption! Invent your own fucking characters!
Of course, it is 100% certain that if the new Buffy were going to be white, Frederick would also say “This is not okay” about that.
…the new series will be written by showrunner Monica Owusu-Breen… The fact that she is a woman of color also means that she may bring a sensitivity and veracity to the character as well. But this is not about her… the issue lies in the same old tired trend of remaking white shows and films with minority talent…
Grok this, oppressor-man! Even if you cast a black woman in the lead and sign on a black woman as the lead writer, that’s not good enough! You’re still oppressing me! Aagh, I’m in pain from all the oppression!
Do SJWs seriously not understand why white people have started ignoring them in recent years? Do they seriously not understand why the “You’re racist!” thing isn’t working any more? SJWs aren’t exactly Einstein (Warning! White male!), so let me make it very simple for y’all:
If you tell me, “I’m going to call you a racist if you don’t cast minorities, and I’m going to call you a racist if you do cast minorities,” then I might as well just ignore you and do whatever the fuck I feel like. There’s not even in theory any reason I should consider giving in to your demands.
Hence the election of Trump. White people are just tired of this shit.
Ironically, Frederick gets to a reasonable conclusion – stop turning white characters into minority characters – for the wrong reason. Some of us have been saying, for a while, “Write your own fucking characters. Why do you have this burning need to change white men into something else?”
Frederick continues, What’s insulting is the thought that we’re supposed to be happy with whatever representation we get…
The point is, you’re supposed to be happy with SOMETHING, you fucking Stalinists. DECIDE what it is, SAY what it is, and STOP MOVING THE FUCKING GOALPOSTS.
There are plenty of white people who would go along with that. Hell, they DID go along with it, for all too long, hoping that if they gave in to the latest insane bullshit, that would be the end of the insane bullshit. Of course, that appeasement just encouraged the race-baiters to demand yet more insane bullshit.
You’ve told them, “We’re going to attack you whether you go along with our insane demands or not.”
Now scratch your head and wonder why they’re not going along any more.
This woman was a horribly evil and insane person who made frequent – apparently almost incessant – false accusations of rape and sexual assault and whatnot about every man who was in the same time zone as her. If you follow the links, you’ll see that several men stopped attending “rationalist” meet-ups in her area on the mere possibility that she’d be there.
Actually that “rationalist” community had been, as per standard SJW practice, taken over by SJWs, who killed it and wore its skin as a skinsuit.
Due to this, the community had no way to deal with this person who was a steaming cauldron of pure poison. Indeed, they couldn’t even call her what she was or address the problem, since the SJW position is that there is not, and never can be, any such thing as a false accusation of sexual assault. Oh, officially that’s not the position, but really, of course, it is.
Thus there was no way to deal with the problem, especially for the men, except by leaving the community.
It’s especially hilarious that the community that literally invented the phrase “evaporative cooling” as it applies to social situations couldn’t see, or name, what was going on there. So much for the “rationalist” toolkit.
At the second link above, the blogger notes that, by her own admission in her suicide note, as well as from other facts about the situation, it is obvious that part of the problem was this nearing-40 woman’s inability to attract the kind of man she wanted. That is, hard alpha.
This affords me an opportunity to climb up on my soapbox on this topic:
So many modern women are so completely insane because the biological hardware in their heads, and their socially-installed software, are telling them exact opposite things. Obviously this is guaranteed to make them miserable.
Female neural hardware, which is many millions of years old, is basically telling them, “Find a strong male who appears physically and emotionally capable of ravaging you, and is tough enough and/or socially dominant enough to get away with it.” If this is an exaggeration, it’s not much of one. Modern SJW/feminist software, which is insane, is telling them the exact opposite of this, that they want a deferential nice guy who will buy them a Maserati before presuming to ask them out on a date, and will, before every sexual move, politely ask, e.g., “May I now kiss your lips? May I now kiss your neck? By the way, girls rule! May I now fondle your left buttock?” Etc. All this is consciously designed by feminists to kill any speck of arousal in anyone.
If the man is aggressive, the feminist software screams “He’s oppressing you!” If he’s a nice guy, the biological hardware screams, “This is a weak male! Avoid mating with him at all costs!”
Given all this, it is no surprise that so many of our women are insane. It is a testament to the power of biology that, in this cultural environment, most of them are still sane. Of course, that’s to be expected; most women see through the ridiculous feminist bullshit, thank God, because it’s so flagrantly idiotic.
Real progress will have been made, and women and men will be much happier, when we’ve changed the social software so that it affirms and complements the hardware, instead of fighting it every moment at every step.
Netflix Bans Employees from Looking at Each Other for More Than Five Seconds
May favorite aspect of this: How is anyone going to enforce it?
Ashley: Bob was looking at me for six seconds!
Boss: How do you know?
Ashley: Because I was looking right at him the whole ti- uh, never mind.
Another Netflix rule: “Don’t flirt.” Ah, leftism. Smell the sanity!
I think this is one of the reasons that every society in the history of the world, before western society starting several decades ago, had segregated sexes in everyday life. The problem with men and women in close association in everyday settings is that women are so eager to gain access to alpha males, and so determined to prevent any and all contact with beta males, that they destroy the functioning of the organization with insane rules designed to accomplish those things.
Think about how bad it has gotten in only half a century – this stuff didn’t even start until feminism got traction in the late 1960s – and extrapolate into the future. If this sort of dysfunctionality were allowed to progress unhindered, it would destroy the ability of groups of people to get things done.
Notice that we do see mingling of the two sexes in all societies in situations in which nothing has to get done. E.g., you take an Anthropology class, you see a video of everyone – boys, girls, women, men – sitting around a fire singing folk songs or whatever. But that’s because there is no particular task which must be accomplished. As soon as shit gets real, e.g. food acquisition – hunting meat or gathering plants – boom, sex division pops up.
Thus, I suspect gender mixing has been tried in many times and places in the past, and either been squelched with a return to sex-segregation, or caused the destruction of societies that didn’t squelch it. That’s why we don’t see mixed-sex groups in general, in veritably all societies in human history.