A Friday LinkSwarm on Friday. Will wonders never cease?
Posts Tagged ‘Twitter’
Last night the #solidarityisforwhitewomen tag raced to the top of the Twitter trending chart, treating people not only to an amusing left-on-left slap fight, but also providing a glimpse into the fever swamps of far-left victimhood identity politics.
It’s an unholy marriage of Marxism and racial identity politics, brewed and decanted among far-left community organizers and tenured faculty members. The basic idea is that victimhood equals saintliness, in that the more of a victim you are, the less of a white capitalist hetronormative patriarchal oppressor you are. (Feel free to add another dozen or so far-left buzzwords to the preceding sentence.) This is done both in order to assert who has the greater moral claim on the spoils of big government, and to cow others and guilt-trip them into giving in to your demands, because black victimhood automatically trumps white privilege, etc. It’s also to keep people firmly ensconced in the left’s group-think herd mentality rather than thinking critically. It’s the language of thought-terminating cliches, designed to end debate by placing those employing it higher on the hierarchy of victimhood than those it is deployed against.
As for what brought on this hashtag, well, it’s a rich, zesty, resentful stew of left-wing grievance-mongering.
Part of it seems to be backlash over all the attention lavished on Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg’s “how to have it all by climbing the corporate ladder to CEO and still having children while promoting the sisterhood” book, which seems particularly near and dear to the hearts of white female business writers everywhere.
When Lean In takes up all the feminist oxygen for weeks and WF don't get why WOC aren't excited and celebrating. #solidarityisforwhitewomen
— abaran76 (@abaran76) August 13, 2013
— Danger and Play (@PlayDangerously) August 12, 2013
#solidarityisforwhitewomen is being told by a white woman that the book 'Lean In' speaks to all of us; she's offended when I tell her not me
— Kimberia Sherva (@ridingburritos) August 12, 2013
Part of it seems to stem from some white feminists actually daring to be critical of radical Islam, which (for complex and mysterious reasons) seems to trump white feminism on the hierarchy of victimhood.
— Humera (@whooo_meee) August 12, 2013
#SolidarityisforWhiteWomen when they are silent on the occupation of Palestinian women, checkpoint births & unequal rights.
— Wi'am☮وئام (@VivaPalestina26) August 13, 2013
— zeshan ahmed chaudry (@zeeshanahmed84) August 13, 2013
The topless activists of Femen seem a particular object of their ire:
— سعيدة (@xSyedaMiah) August 12, 2013
FEMEN belongs in the #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen bag. With their 'european values of freedom and equality'.
— Selin Kara (@Selintifada) August 12, 2013
For some reason, something Amanda Marcotte did in 2008 still seems to be a fresh wound in the minds of many:
— Mikki Kendall (@Karnythia) August 12, 2013
And it’s just a chance to grind the usual left-wing axes some more:
#SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen who support Zionist genocide of PALESTINIANS cuz if US whites decimated indigenous people, Israel should too
— Liza Sabater (@blogdiva) August 13, 2013
— Modern Leftist (@ModernLeftist) August 13, 2013
— Amanda Reyes (@gardengnomey) August 13, 2013
And this is particularly gratifying for those of us on the Vast Right Wing:
— Black Canseco (@BlackCanseco) August 12, 2013
It’s also amazing how often some variant “You shut up” is deployed for any white women who happen to have some objection to this mass race-based mobbing.
— Dani Kelley (@danileekelley) August 13, 2013
— WhoopDiDoo (@WholeLottaJulie) August 13, 2013
WHITE WOMEN — SHUT UP AND LISTEN #solidarityisforwhitewomen
— Tia Keenan (@kasekaiserina) August 12, 2013
If you're a white woman writing "I like #solidarityisforwhitewomen, but they're talking about feminism wrong…" please stop typing.
— Abigail Collazo (@LeftStandingUp) August 13, 2013
Feeling literally ill reading responses from privileged white women, colorblind fuckers. SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP! #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen
— Kat B (@TranceGemini613) August 13, 2013
The lesson: On the far left, you are not allowed to speak when your superiors on the victim hierarchy chart are speaking. As usual on the far-left, “let’s have a dialog on race” turns out to mean “you’ll shut up and listen while I condemn you, bigot.”
Of course, underlying all of this is a real truth that none dare speak out loud: The Democratic Party as currently constructed spreads the benefits of its patronage disproportionately to old white politicians and their favored cronies. Just look at the paleness of hue of all those green energy subsidy recipients. Why, think of all the community organizing and diversity consulting sinecures that money could have underwritten! The Pigford scandal is a drop in the bucket by comparison. The Hillary Clintons, Harry Reids and Nancy Pelosis are always going to have first call at the trough of big government largess, because that’s the way the Democratic Party’s spoil system works.
But above all, this blue internecine warfare is designed to do one thing: to keep those on the identity politics left as part of the herd. Those fixated on victimhood and inter-feminist doctrinal differences are far less likely to question why their policies have failed so badly when allowed to run their course in Detroit, or why 72% of blacks are born out of wedlock, thanks in large measure to to the welfare state.
More commentary from Twitchy.
Today’s super-genius liberal tweet comes to you from a Kate White-Hancock, AKA @lsalander13, who asks:
@TPM Question: Where Was FOX News When Clarence Thomas Said FILTHY Perverse PORNOGRAPHIC Unwanted Things To Anita Hill AT WORK??
— kate (@lsalander13) July 25, 2013
“@TPM Question: Where Was FOX News When Clarence Thomas Said FILTHY Perverse PORNOGRAPHIC Unwanted Things To Anita Hill AT WORK??”
Ignoring the red herring nature of trying to change the subject from Anthony Weiner, and the fact that none of Anita Hill’s allegations were ever proven, I think one reason Fox News may not have covered that was that Thomas’ confirmation hearings occurred 1991, and Fox News Channel wasn’t founded until 1996…
Attorney General Abbott: Austin & Travis County Better Expect “Double-Barreled Lawsuit” Over Gun Show BanTuesday, January 8th, 2013
If Austin or Travis Co. try to ban gun shows they better be ready for a double-barreled lawsuit.
Now, a Twitter post hardly comes to the level of an official press release from the Attorney General’s office, but it does represent a shot across the bow of Austin and Travis County gun grabbers who think they can flout state law without consequences.
Finally, I must admit that I really dig Abbott’s Twitter background:
Congratulations to Ted Cruz and Tony Dale on well-deserved victories!
And on that bit of good news, off to sleep…
Weber beats Lampson in CD14.
Obama 303, Romney 203, Florida and Alaska undecided. And Obama is edging Romney in the popular vote as well, but not by much.
Fox calls election for Obama. Still not sure I trust the Wisconsin call. It looks like Romney may very well win the popular vote. Even so, I still don’t believe in abolishing the electoral college.
Fox calls Ohio for Obama. That may be all she wrote.
All annoying local news now.
PBS calls Iowa for Obama.
Obama still up .5% in Florida with 94% of the vote in.
Florida, Florida, Florida.
Any way this turns out, this is 1% difference election.
No, Romney playing the bio film at the GOP convention wouldn’t have made any difference.
AP RACE CALL: Romney wins North Carolina.
Maybe we should have nominated #Hypnotoad.
David Brooks (click) Elizabeth Warren (click) Crowd interview (click) Grrrrr
Whether Obama wins or not, GOP house should refuse to pass a debt limit increase, and force government to live within it’s means.
Hit my tweet limit!
[Swing state name here] Too close to call. Repeat as necessary.
Looks like it’s going to be a long night before this thing is decided.
7:23 Romney up in VA, FL too close to call, but Panhandle polls close late, and that’s Romney territory.
Everything in the battleground states is too close to call.
ROMNEY: Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia, South Carolina
#ElectionNightSurprises: Fox News calls race for Obama, ABC for Romney, CBS for Gary Johnson, CNN for Jill Stein, and MSNBC for the reanimated corpse of Howard Taft
Please note that I will be live-blogging and live-tweeting the election tonight as the returns roll in starting around 7 PM CST. Judging from my live-tweeting of the debates, there’s a good chance I’ll “exceed the tweet limit”, so you’ll want to check both places for pithy insight and wily snark.
I didn’t even know Twitter had a daily limit for sending tweets, but evidently I exceeded it livetweeting the Presidential debate. Fortunately that didn’t kick in until the very end.
Anyway, if you follow me on Twitter, you might sned out a note to that effect, just in case people wonder where I went…
Attention the Internets: I will be live-tweeting tonight’s debate between Romney and Obama. Tune in or follow me if you are so inclined.
On Twitter, you can mark any word (or combination of words) you want with a hashtag (#) #likethis. Naturally, as part of the current election season, liberals have been trying to create various Twitter tags (#ows for Occupy Wall Street, #P2 for Progressive on Twitter, etc.) Anyone on Twitter can use any hashtag for anything.
The problem for them is that there’s no hashtag they can create that conservatives can’t hijack. Frankly, I’ve never seen the right lose a serious Twitter war yet.
Today’s example of hijinks ensuing: #ThingsMittRomneyHasNeverDone. Some samples:
Yep, the last one is me. I had a lot of fun with that tag.
You can see more examples of this #liberalfail on Twitchy.
Tonight is the last Ted Cruz/David Dewhurst debate before the election. (Hey Dewhurst, what happened to all those other debates you said you were up for?)
Baring unforeseen technical difficulties, I will be LiveTweeting the debate from Cruz headquarters in Austin. I’m guessing the hashtag will probably be #belodebate again. Drop in if you’re so inclined.
You may have heard of the Obama campaign’s attempt to use an imaginary woman named Julia to convince women to embrace a cradle-to-grave welfare state. (And looking at European demographics, we can only assume that’s more grave than cradle.)
Naturally, conservatives have had fun on Twitter with #Julia, including the observation that her male counterpart would naturally be named “Winston.” Also: “#Julia died at age 78. She voted Democrat until age 92.”
But, as usual, IowaHawk nails it.
Some other Julia tidbits: