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Unreasonable White Men’s Humor

On Colbert and White Racial Satire: We Don’t Need It

Some people have suggested that The Colbert Report is fighting racism…somehow.

Yes, the mechanics seem lost on some.

That by taking on the persona of a conservative a-hole, Colbert is calling attention to how ridiculous they are. Yes. Ok. But calling attention to whom,

The conservative a-holes.

for what purpose? 

Mockery, ridicule, mostly just entertainment.

The fans who have responded angrily to #CancelColbert have either been liberals who believe they are in on the joke already

Few are tempted to lump you in with them.

or tweeting lunatics who seem to just get pleasure from hearing and hurling racial slurs.

And let’s pretend that separation requires only perfunctory attention.

Where are these theoretical people who were racist until they watched Colbert,

Indeed, who are these theoretical people who were racist until reading Huck Finn? And all the harm it caused.

or SNL, or Chelsea Lately,

Aaaaand now we’re off the rails. Let’s lump in Al Jolson because why not.

or any other show that uses white racial satire,

I would not have called Key & Peele “black racial satire.” I would have called it “satire,” but YMMV.

and had their racist minds changed? Do we really believe these people exist? Do we really believe there were hella people watching Colbert’s skit about Dan Snyder’s awful foundation who had their minds changed about it as soon as Asian slurs were thrown into the mix?

You seemed to have answered your own question re: “purpose.” Not sure it’s the correct answer, or question. 

Do we really think folks who defend that team’s name despite of all the harm it’s caused are sensitive to the stereotyping of Asian people? You’re telling me these folks exist?

It’s a big world with lots of people in it.

And, you know what, even if they did, why is their “education in the form of racist 

Nope.

jokes that are satirical so it’s okay” more important than the people we know for sure exist who are harmed by these jokes?

Taken to its logical conclusion, this is an argument for the abolition of satire itself.

One might be tempted to poke fun at such an extreme view.

http://blog.maxistentialism.com/post/81263240504/new-york-times-climate-change-is-already-having

maxistentialist:

New York Times:

Climate change is already having sweeping effects on every continent and throughout the world’s oceans, scientists reported Monday, and they warned that the problem is likely to grow substantially worse unless greenhouse emissions are brought under control.

The report by the…

Precisely none. Communication through graphics is my trade, you platitudinous fuck.
Next question.

Precisely none. Communication through graphics is my trade, you platitudinous fuck.

Next question.

doublejack:

azspot:

Trickle-up economics

And then you’ll pull your hair out for 30+ years as the rest of the country entirely fails to grasp this amazingly obvious fact.

"Voodoo economic policy" - George H. W. Bush, who knew it for a hustle as early as April 14th, 1980.

doublejack:

azspot:

Trickle-up economics

And then you’ll pull your hair out for 30+ years as the rest of the country entirely fails to grasp this amazingly obvious fact.

"Voodoo economic policy" - George H. W. Bush, who knew it for a hustle as early as April 14th, 1980.

Vida Blue put his honorary 2010 ring up for auction, (hopefully a lifetime of béisbol memorabilia clogged his shelf-space, not something more desperate).

Closing bid: $18,678.

Jony Ive on Steve Jobs: 

I once asked him why he gets so mad about stuff. He said, “But I don’t stay mad.” He has this very childish ability to get really worked up about something, and it doesn’t stay with him at all. But, there are other times, I think honestly, when he’s very frustrated, and his way to achieve catharsis is to hurt somebody. And I think he feels he has a liberty and license to do that. The normal rules of social engagement, he feels, don’t apply to him. Because of how very sensitive he is, he knows exactly how to efficiently and effectively hurt someone. And he does do that.

Jony Ive on Steve Jobs: 

I once asked him why he gets so mad about stuff. He said, “But I don’t stay mad.” He has this very childish ability to get really worked up about something, and it doesn’t stay with him at all. But, there are other times, I think honestly, when he’s very frustrated, and his way to achieve catharsis is to hurt somebody. And I think he feels he has a liberty and license to do that. The normal rules of social engagement, he feels, don’t apply to him. Because of how very sensitive he is, he knows exactly how to efficiently and effectively hurt someone. And he does do that.

I’ve always envied people who sleep easily. Their brains must be cleaner, the floorboards of the skull well swept, all the little monsters closed up in a steamer trunk at the foot of the bed.

David Benioff, City of Thieves