Friday, April 11, 2014

I Have Got To Figure Out A Way

Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty

To cash-in on the ersatz indignation of clueless halfwits before they devolve into gerbils and haz no moar munnies:

From Time Magazine:
Anti-Racism Activists on Colbert: We Will Protest This Until It Ends
Suey Park @suey_park Eunsong Kim @clepsydras April 10, 2014
The marginalization of other voices is now complete.

The cross-promotion of more white male celebrities prove it: The entertainment industry has perfected the development of white, cis, straight, male characters. The marginalization of “other voices” — except when those “others” are brought in only to aid in the cheap punch line of a joke — is complete. This is aggression that we do not have to accept. We will protest this until it ends.

Many dismissed the protest we undertook last month with #CancelColbert, a hashtag we set up in response to a blatantly racist Tweet about Asians from the Colbert show’s account...
There are those say the American manufacturing sector dead.

To those people I say, nonsense!  Our manufactured wingnut outrage factories are already running flat out, day and night, and the demand for this fine, Made-Up-In-America product just keeps growing!

Hail Hydra!


JHB said...

There's always the tired and true method:

Start a "patriot" web page, distill the usual rants, throw in a "special ingredient" to give it your own twist, and use it to sell cheap crap.

Anonymous said...

Am I the only one that has a hard time understanding what the **** she is talking about?

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

She got what she wanted, the "Colbert Show", which sent the tweet, will be no more.

Maybe Comedy Central can fill the gap in their time slot with "Suey Park After Dark" and Suey can hire Michelle Malkin as her sidekick.

Anonymous said...

Actually, I once discussed with a friend making a fake wingnutter site, with lots of "Fluoride causes communism" stuff, to skim some extra money off the stupid.

Driftglass, if you did just that, and I know you could do it well, no one would fault you.

After all, stupid people are this country's greatest natural resource.


Cliff said...

My problem with the social justice warriors is that they are so goddamned wordy.

It's great that they want to change the world, but they're not going to do it by writing mounds and mounds of Academic-speak.

CM said...

**It's great that they want to change the world, but they're not going to do it by writing mounds and mounds of Academic-speak.**

What should they do instead to affect change?

CM said...


I do not fully understand this post of yours. Are you saying that there are more important things to be outraged about than Colbert's satirical use of racist words? Or are you saying that Asian Americans should not be outraged at all at Colbert's use of racist words.

dinthebeast said...

The opening sentence of this post reminds me of Sarah Vowell on Letterman in 2008:
Please go buy my book now while you still have money...

-Doug in Oakland

marindenver said...

@CM - Colbert's use of racist words was solely intended to align the subtle racism of Dan Snyder with the obvious racism of Colbert's fake foundation. Many people do not get why the name "Redskins" is racist, and especially so when used in the name of a foundation supposedly intended to help our indigenous people. By aligning it with an obviously racist "Ching Chong Ding Dong" fake Foundation the racism of the real foundation is made much more obvious.

I think DG's reference to the Colbert Report actually ending was a "joke".

But actually I think you probably know this.