Wednesday, March 30, 2022

a credit to his race

White liberals love Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.  

When Will Smith stormed onto the Oscar stage to strike Chris Rock for making a joke about his wife’s short hair, he did a lot more damage than just to Rock’s face. With a single petulant blow, he advocated violence, diminished women, insulted the entertainment industry, and perpetuated stereotypes about the Black community.

Everyone loves comedians until they come after you. Chris Rock leaned into the slap and smiled through it: a little vindictive honesty, a little self-hatred. Will Smith humiliated himself. It was great theater. Moralism makes people stupid.
In later footage Rock looks shaken. I should add something more on comedians and self-hatred.   

"Chris Rock is an intelligent and sophisticated observer of the world."


I'll mock the Quincy Institute for Responsible Stagecraft into the fucking ground, but since I'm linking the Economist and FT, shit must be getting real. 

The criminal US state is going to punish the Russian state in defeat, not for undeniable criminality, but for challenging the fading powers that be. It's all disgusting,

Putin jumped the shark; Russia is a paper tiger with the bomb; Europe doesn't need America as much as everybody thought; the reserve currency isn't what it used to be, and neither is NY. But I've said that for years.

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