#selfloathing

Who knew? Minneapolis residents crank self-loathing to the max

The New York Times reported that Powderhorn Park, Minneapolis residents – encouraged by woke white women – declared their town a “safe zone” for the underprivileged.

The residents were requested not to call the police if they felt threatened or if their property was damaged in some sort of deranged pact. Naturally they were asked to acknowledge that any crimes were a side effect of white privilege.

As a result 300 homeless took advantage of their generosity and descended on the park in 200 tents. With them, followed drug dealers and other crime to the area posing a moral dilemma for these self-loathing liberals.

One of the mothers behind the movement admitted that she no longer feels the area is safe for her young kids to play outside.

Unfortunately one resident, Mitchell Erickson, broke the pact by calling the police after some youths held him at gunpoint demanding he hand over his car keys. Days later he felt regret when he said,

Been thinking more about it…I regret calling the police. It was my instinct but I wish it hadn’t been. I put those boys in danger of death by calling the cops.

Maybe if they hadn’t pointed a gun at him and attempted to steal his car that their lives wouldn’t have been in danger at all?

One has to wonder how much more of this self-inflicted madness will continue? If they were to properly assuage all white guilt they’d hand over the title deeds to their properties to the underprivileged and move into the tents outside.

Bill Maher slams the self loathing

Bill Maher is what we would describe as a left leaning personality with the ability to call out the pathetic virtue signaling within his own ranks, especially those white liberals who wallow in self loathing.

Note this video was made 6 months before all of the cancel culture nonsense revved up.

Profanity warning too.

Celebrities deliver Peak BLM Self-Loathing

As if Hollywood couldn’t be anymore cringeworthy, certain celebrities have decided to help set up a website ITakeResponsibility.org where white people are encouraged to submit their sins because of their skin colour online or “skip the pledge” if that proves too time-consuming during a game of Candy Crush.

The video is insincere in the extreme given that they’re reading from a teleprompter instead of making impassioned pleas from the heart. Of course, it is too easy to point to white cops killing unarmed blacks as the main issue behind all the problems.

Never mind the words from their hero-in-chief Obama who said the #1 problem facing the black community is fatherless households, which stands at 70%, from 25% in the 1960s. He reiterated studies from the Brookings Institute (liberal) and Heritage Foundation (conservative) which both say the absence of fathers in black households has the biggest impact on drop out rates from schools, incidence of poverty and crime.

Why not assess the zero-tolerance approach taken against whites who speak out of turn on race?

Under the first drop-down box on the I take responsibility website, one can pledge I take responsibility for…” 

1. turning a blind eye to racism

2. making racist jokes

3. explaining away police brutality

4. saying racism doesn’t exist

5. denying white privilege exists

6. not educating myself on racism

7. my own implicit bias against black people

8. saying “I don’t see colour”

9. not listening to/believing black people

10. not being inclusive

11. not educating my kids on systemic racism

12. valuing black culture more than black lives

And after selecting that choice under the second drop-down box one can pledge, And to make it better, today I will…

1. demand for police accountability

2. support organizations on the front lines

3. donate to families affected

4. mobilize voting efforts.

Remember these are the same bunch of celebrities that turned a blind eye to all of the sexual assault they’d known about for decades. It wasn’t even hidden when so many jokes were made about Weinstein at awards ceremonies well before the #MeToo movement came out.

These are the same celebrities who made a video about the dangers of not voting for Hillary Clinton in 2016. It was brilliantly trolled by conservatives.

In 2017 we conducted a study that showed when celebrities posted anti-Trump tweets, they received at least 10x the attention than the normal drivel they posted. We said he was great for their profiles.

The sanctimony.

If these celebrities truly believed in their own soliloquies and were intent on fixing the problems which are not borne out by the statistics, they should be selling all their worldly possessions obtained due to their white privilege and hand it over to BLM without a second thought before they relocate to the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) in what was formally part of Seattle.

Sadly for BLM, as soon as celebrities make these sorts of statements, the majority of Americans have already tuned out. They don’t need condescending lectures from people that have no grasp on the real world from behind their monstrous gated mansions with private armed security.

Most Americans aren’t racist. Rationally they feel sympathy but not guilt. After all why should they make hollow apologies to people they’ve done nothing to on behalf of people they’ve never met and in some cases before they were even born?

Woke BLM Apologies from the most unlikely places

What is this person actually apologizing for? Afraid he might be visited by a modern day version Albanian dictator Enver Hoxha’s henchmen and sent to a concentration camp for hate speech?

It is so chic to appease the radical left these days.

In that spirit, we at FNF Media want to apologize for eating international cuisine not knowing it may have been taken by some as culinary appropriation and therefore a macro and micro aggression. We will stick to Australian dishes despite the limitations in variety.

We’d also like to apologize for using the term ‘Chinese Wall‘ – which was a term used to divide investment banking and institutional broking for compliance reasons – during our two decades in finance. We have spoken to our former employer. It has ensured us that the term will be replaced with ‘Safe Space‘. ‘Wall‘ was considered too incendiary for certain staff members.

In our view the more petty the reason to apologise the less sincere the individual.

Emmys – baloney without cajones

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When the content is so predictable it stands to reason that ratings drop. Neilsen noted the 2018 Emmys awards show pulled in 10.172 million viewers (-4%) and a 2.4 rating among adults 18-49, it’s lowest ever. The 2000 Emmys drew in 21.8mn by comparison. Some may talk to modern day luxuries of streaming which would boost these dreadful numbers but the reality is Hollywood’s obsession with shaming is the more likely culprit. The Oscars are down 40% on five years ago. It’s no surprise.

In recent years, self absorbed celebrities think the formula is hypocritically chastising their audiences. Whether the topic is climate change, #MeToo, white privilege, Republicans, Trump and now Christianity, the event is less about self appraised back slapping but almost entirely about identity based political grandstanding.

Such was the high level of comedy that one of the MCs stated, “The only white people that thank Jesus are Republicans and ex-crackheads.”  Here’s a challenge to Hollywood – would they dare say “The only black people that thank Mohammed are Democrats and ex-crackheads”? After all it’s just comedy, right? Of course they wouldn’t dare. They are the very racists they condemn.

At another event Anne Hathaway made her psychobabble statement about white privilege,  how transgender doesn’t circle around cisgender and other races don’t circle around whites to rapturous applause.

The irony is that behind all of the public self loathing, the same actors and actresses who cheered  happily collect their millions, live behind gates mansions with armed body guards, protest the NRA, turn a blind eye to sexual harassment but protest on the red carpet by wearing three fabric postage stamps held together with dental floss and tell us how out of touch we are. Really?

Their audience figures should tell them they are indeed the out of touch ones.

Cinema attendance in the domestic US market is back at 1993 levels. In the 1990s Hollywood made 400-500 films annually. It now pumps out more than 700. The average revenue per film continues to head south.

It is interesting that $100m box offices were a cert for an Oscar Best Picture award til 2004 after which it has been hit and miss since. 9 films in the last 13 Best Pictures have failed to breach $75mn. The 4 that didn’t miss were all about real life stories – Titanic, The King’s Speech, Argo and A Beautiful Mind. Funny that.

Instead of realizing that their interpretation of identity driven art isn’t sinking in with the public, Hollywood is now prepared to blot the history books – such as deleting the flag planting on the moon scene in ‘First Man’ – to destroy the very formula that seems to resonate with audiences.

No, in the fight for equality we must disparage innocent, hard working citizens by questioning their faith and mocking their intelligence. Hollywood can keep up the performances at these awards ceremonies. Doubling, tripling or quadrupling down on a formula that continues to fail only shows where the lack of insight lies. Too much time in rehab?

By all means many may be willing to listen to celebrities if they practiced what they preached. Say, where are all those celebrities that threatened to leave the country if Trump became president? That’s right 99% are still here. Let’s not forget Leo DiCaprio flying his eyebrow stylist half way around the world on a private jet whilst telling us climate change is the most pressing issue of our day. Actions not words. In today’s society virtue signaling on social media is deemed enough.

 

If you’re going to do it then stop the damn subtlety

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What is the obsession Hollywood has of trying to either wipe history or work to overlay irrelevance to rewrite it? Quit the subtle overtones. Just explicitly state your intent and let the free market box office judge it. When it comes to factual recreations like Dunkirk what is the point of wailing there were not enough people of colour in it when history shows us 99% of those that served were white? What does this achieve? Why not complain that 50% of the cast weren’t women waiting for the boats in the film? Probably because 99.9% on Dunkirk were men.

The latest Star Wars film was all about social justice, equality and identity. It has been a flop. Why can’t we just see a movie with lasers and goodies vs baddies? Should we fear alienating the LGBT Ewok community? Perhaps the sand people are really misunderstood minorities not terrorists? Shouldn’t Jabba the Hut seek compensation for decades of fat shaming? It is insane. Funnily enough when studying the box office takings we don’t need to look far to see the winners of the “Best Picture” selected by Hollywood in recent times have far undershot records. $100m box offices were a cert for an Oscar Best Picture award til 2004 after which it has been hit and miss since. 9 films in the last 13 have failed to breach $75mn. So instead of Hollywood being so preoccupied with espousing politics, perhaps it should look to the audience it ‘preaches’ to and starts ‘reaching’ them instead.

These are the Oscar stats. A 40% decline in viewers over 5 years. Is this a sign of a format that is no longer sustainable? Is the disintermediation/disruption caused by video on demand such that making a ‘date’ to go to the cinema is no longer a priority? Cinema attendance in the domestic US market is back at 1993 levels. In the 1990s Hollywood made 400-500 films annually. It now pumps out more than 700. The average revenue per film continues to head south.

So Man on the Moon depicts the story of Neil Armstrong. The film leaves out the historic and defining moment of planting the flag (a sign of American exceptionalism) some 50 years ago in beating arch enemy Russia in the space race. In 1969, had a straw poll of Americans (and much of the world) been taken at that moment it would have undoubtedly reflected unbridled pride in achievement. Many around the world must have looked at America in awe. What on earth is wrong with that? It was a stunning achievement and feat of ingenuity, science and invention.

Canadian actor Ryan Gosling, who plays Armstrong, said the moon landing “transcended countries and borders.” To a degree he is right. The world stood still on that day. Walter Cronkite had tears in his eyes. Yert should Jamaicans feel guilty that Usain Bolt won the 100m & 200m finals in three consecutive Olympics? There is no doubt the world looked in awe of him grinning with shoelaces untied as he jogged to the finish line. Yet for Jamaicans it was an extra dollop of pride. Great!

However Gosling’s defence of leaving out the flag scene was to cast aspersions on America. It is part of this new breed of Hollywood loathing of everything good. Where globalism trumps national pride. If the producers of this film hate America so much why not make the movie about a conspiracy theory that the moon landing was faked? Alternatively make Armstrong a disabled, black, transgender Muslim to ensure enough PC boxes are ticked to please the apparatchiks?

CM only requests Hollywood quits with subtle jabs at success and openly embraces its quest for shared misery and the rewriting of history. Only then will they see their box office numbers judge their stupidity. Grow up! Understand that pride in one’s country, flag, job, study or whatever else is to be encouraged. We need more of it not Hollywood’s obsession with oppression.