2015: In an age of manufactured news, manufactured hate

From Daily Caller:

The year 2015 saw an absolutely bumper crop of fake hate crimes, fictional racist events, bogus claims of anti-gay animus and comically sad misunderstandings about innocent symbols.

It’s hard to know where to start.

Well, start anywhere really, but here’s one:

2. A Columbia University student pitched a fit and cried racism because she couldn’t get into a Yale frat party. A Halloween party thrown by the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity chapter at Yale University caused a huge fracas after a Columbia student visiting campus claimed she was denied entry because it was “white girls only.” The Columbia student, Sofia Petros-Gouin, said an SAE member repeatedly declared “White girls only” and only permitted white women — specifically blonde white women — to enter. “I was shocked,” Petros-Gouin told gullible Washington Post reporter Susan Svrluga. “I was disgusted.” Later, the fraternity’s president said another Yale student hocked a loogie on him. Also, Yale students insulted black SAE members by calling them “Uncle Toms.” Yale officials opened an official investigation. They conducted scores of interviews. About a month later, school officials concluded that exactly no racism had actually occurred at the frat’s Halloween party. “Before the party became crowded, all students — including men and women of color — were admitted on a first-come, first-served basis,” a Yale dean wrote. Later, when the party was hopping and people started queueing outside to get in, frat members began turning people away with “harsh language” — but no racism. More.

Reality check: It actually doesn’t matter what happened. In a world where evidence does not matter, where falsifiability is under siege even in science, facts are superfluous to the need to act out a drama to justify one’s place in the growing ecology of victimhood. In the new economy, many superfluous people will need to stake a claim to be either lifetime victimcrats or lifetime victims. Much trouble could be spared by awarding them their status early, perhaps conflating the two groups, as they may prove difficult to sort. Incidentally, it’s not exclusive; almost anyone other than a dead white male can play.

See also: Asshat U Rebels want “White Christmas” banned “Racist” song, you see. (Yes, an intentional hoax, but believed)


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  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Trump live in Biloxi right now.
    9000 people watching on youtube.
    Who needs the goddamned CBC?

    • Waffle

      Damn you! 😉 I watched the whole thing. I kept asking myself, is this guy a demagogue? Is he another Hitler? I realized that here in Canada, we elected the demagogue. Donald Trump — dare I say it? — is the new Churchill. Unless I am totally deluded, this guy is absolutely sincere — he’s like somebody’s uncle and he’s talking the kind of truths that people talk about around the dinner table or the fireplace. I sure wish I could vote for him.

      But that’s our problem as Canadians — we’re always looking south of the border. It makes us zig when we should have zagged. That’s what happened on October 19 — the day of our greatest stupidity and a date of infamy that we will regret for decades. Trump won’t save us, he will be too busy rebuilding America and restoring people’s confidence in themselves. No state dinners for Mr. Short Pants. The Donald will not have time for such fanfare. His initial infra-structure project will be building 2 walls — one in the south and another in the north.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Sorry Waffle.
        I stumbled on this Trump rally by accident.
        When ten thousand people were watching this live on youtube I thought wow.
        All of these people are watching online and all of those people are in the venue on a Saturday night in the winter on the first weekend after New Year’s Day.
        There’s something going on.
        As for Canada, I think we are not going to be disappointed with the Liberals as they continue in the new year.
        They’ve already lied and broken several of their campaign promises.
        Contrast that with the Harper government who immediately instituted the GST cut they promised.
        Conservatives keep their promises and Liberals don’t.
        And the seven percent of voters who did not vote Conservative this time will find that out.
        They were told.
        If you can’t listen sometimes you have to feel the rod.

  • AlanUK

    “…another Yale student hocked a loogie on him.”
    Would anyone care to translate this piece of gobbledygook / English to an ignorant Englishman?

    • Bataviawillem

      Spit on the ground in front of his feet.

    • “Later, the fraternity’s president said another Yale student hocked a loogie on him.

      In other words somebody gobbed on the fraternity president with some snot. Spit a greenie at him. I don’t know how you say it in British.

  • The Washington Post is this most willfully ignorant and race baiting, riot inducing “newspaper” on the East Coast. It’s not news, it’s just sensationalism designed to work people up in to a rabid lather over a bunch of nonsense.