July 18, 2020

"The white man’s path is a rut for the rest of us" — writes a privileged white woman...

.... Jennifer Palmieri, in a newspaper owned by a white man (The Washington Post, owned by mega-billionaire Jeff Bezos).

Where does Palmieri get the identitarian authority to speak for a group called "the rest of us" against "the white man"?

To her credit, she begins by showing her awareness that she really doesn't have the authority:
A few years ago, I would have dismissed as unhelpful the notion that I was a woman struggling to succeed in a man’s world. I thought I was doing great. I was working in Barack Obama’s White House. Hillary Clinton’s election as the first female president seemed to be on the horizon and....
Palmieri was Hillary's communications director.
But I no longer see it as self-defeating to call myself an outsider in a man’s world.
She'd have been an insider if Hillary had become President. But she's not saying she is an outsider, just that it's to her advantage — not "self-defeating" — to call herself an outsider.
Instead, I think the self-preservation of all marginalized people demands it.
All marginalized people need you — extremely privileged white woman — to call yourself an outsider. Their "self-preservation" depends on you claiming to be one of them?
Patiently waiting for things to improve has served only to sustain the very systems that keep women and people of color from obtaining real power.
Systems! You were communications director and your candidate lost. That's why you don't have power — and it would have been immense and real. Because your campaign fell short, you now posit "systems" that are holding you back in the same way they hold back women in general and "people of color." What were the "systems" that held back "people of color" when you were working in Barack Obama’s White House? Or do the "systems" come and go depending on whether Hillary Clinton blabbered about "deplorables" and didn't go to Michigan?
The white man’s path has turned into our rut.... This is, by definition, a man’s world, and we must declare our independence from it.... None of us should suffer from imposter syndrome, but if you are someone other than a white man, you are not wrong to feel like you are operating in a world built for somebody else.... There is nothing more we need to prove.
The time for establishing your proposition with evidence is over, she's saying. So convenient.
The problem is the man’s world no longer works for us. It’s time to blow it up. Man’s world, we’re just not that into you....
Oh, good lord. First, a bomb threat to the world. (Metaphorical:  It’s time to blow it up.) Then a coy witticism that acts as if the group containing all the women is in a relationship with the world and is turning the world down. (The cultural reference is "He's Just Not That into You.")
Real change lies in us all sticking together. It is marginalized populations divided against each other that prop up the old patriarchy.
And there you have it, people of all non-white minority groups. You need to get together with all the women, including the most privileged white women, who will be happy to speak for you in the white-man-owned pages of The Washington Post.
And we can say it aloud...
It's not for me to say, but I hear it in the wind...



What is she/we saying aloud?
And we can say it aloud: I am proud to declare that I...
If it's "we," why is it immediately "I"?!
And we can say it aloud: I am proud to declare that I have been a woman struggling to succeed in a man’s world and even more proud to declare my independence from it.
She wants to be the spokesperson for 70% of Americans. And she's proud of her ambition. But is anyone impressed?! It seems like a power grab to me — a privileged white woman making a big obvious move, and I think it's inconsistent with identitarian politics. Is she proud to declare her independence from identitarian politics? She seems to want to use it — but only to designate 30% of the population for some sort of destruction — "blow it up."

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This is the first time I'm using the word "identitarian" on this blog (using it myself — it appeared a couple times before, inside of quotes). So I spent some time looking it up. It's in the OED. Interestingly, it had a completely different definition at one time: "A person who believes that seemingly unrelated people or things are actually the same." What a great thing to have a word for! But that's obsolete.

The word today means — as a noun — "An advocate or supporter of an ideology or political agenda specific to his or her particular social, racial, or religious group, nationality, etc." and — as an adjective — "Of, relating to, or characterized by an ideology or political agenda which seeks to defend or promote the interests of a particular social, racial, or religious group, nationality, etc."

The OED pointed me toward the usage of the word in this 2007 essay about theater:
It is hard to know whether that claim [that it should not be revived] can be made about “Radio Golf,” the August Wilson play that advances what is arguably an outmoded model of racial politics. “Radio Golf,” set in 1997, eight years before Mr. Wilson died, serves as the coda to his 10-part epic about African-American life and betrays a deep nostalgia for the ethos of the late 1960s. In the play Mr. Wilson regressively casts his lot with the identitarians of that period, who saw assimilation as the great potential undoing of black culture.
So... in 2007, it was considered nostalgic to oppose assimilation!  Identitarianism was a 60s thing. You have to keep track of the past and the way the past was thought about at different times in the past. You've got to know the history of nostalgia! But wait 13 years or so and the thing they're calling "regressive" and "deep nostalgia" may reemerge as just what we need lots more of today.
The story revolves around a yuppie mayoral candidate’s refusal to allow the demolition of an old house belonging to an elderly relative, one that stands in the way of a huge urban renewal project involving the construction of a Whole Foods. Prosperity is the enemy here, Tiger Woods a symbol of evil. History and soul are the virtues to be prized above all.

“The masses want leaders who are educated as well as trustworthy,” the African-American social critic Albert Murray wrote in the late 1960s, disparaging that popular point of view. They don’t see middle-class blacks as “tokens,” he argued; “they regard them as people who got the breaks — or were able to make the most of the breaks.” The rise of Barack Obama makes “Radio Golf” interesting if off-putting theater because Mr. Wilson’s perspective, in effect, demands that we greet the arrival of people who have made the most of their breaks as a cause for concern rather than victory.
The rise of Barack Obama... remember that? Those were the days... the days when Jennifer Palmieri's career path was swooping upward.

121 comments:

MadisonMan said...

Why should anyone pay any attention at all to someone who shilled (or should that be shrilled) for Hillary!!?

Mike Sylwester said...

Democracy Dies in Darkness!

tim maguire said...

Systems held her down. Our electoral system.

gilbar said...

my 2 cents
I Think i've finally figured out, the whole thing
BLM, Antifa, Cancel Culture, #metoo, LGBTQWERTY....

The Plan Is:
to make regular folks think, that as fucked up as it would be; to live under sharia law...
it wouldn't be NEARLY as fucked up, as it is to live under the ruins of our current society

HipsterVacuum said...

Relevance is an interesting high a lot of people seem so desperate to chase they'll pawn their dignity like a cheap crack whore for a hit of it.

Achilles said...

People in government are generally people who cannot compete in the free market and want to tell other people what to do.

John said...

I am always impressed by the volume and insight of those who are successful in life believing they understand and speak for the impoverished (and thereby oppressed) of the nation. It doesn't matter if they are politicians, political straphangers, or celebrities, they all know the struggles of those in poverty, dysfunctional families, or violent neighborhoods, and usually how the government can come in and fix all those things.

West Texas Intermediate Crude said...

A 99.9%er whining that she is not a 99.99%er.
Pathetic.

Mattman26 said...

Dear Jennifer,

Life is a mix of good and bad, happy and sad for all of us. (Yes, even white men, and even very wealthy white men.)

Your lot on this planet is better than most.

The quest for real “power” is overrated.

Enjoy this brief life, find people and things to do that you love, and maybe while you’re at it stop whining.

Joe Smith said...

What is it about privileged white women whining all of the time? There are more women in the world than men. How weak do you have to be to NOT be running things?

As my learned golf buddy once remarked, "that pussy is a powerful thing." Of course it was said in a crude manner, but he is right. Listen up ladies. When men work they do it for money or prestige, both to impress women, and both to get a woman in bed and pass on the genes.

Things really haven't changed since cave-men days when Zorg killed Blurx in order to occupy his bigger cave. Why? So cave-women would see how strong and successful he was and would want to have his cave-babies.

This isn't rocket surgery, ladies. Get your act together and quit complaining.

wendybar said...

All white liberal progressives think they are more woke than everybody else. I am shocked you haven't noticed it yet. It is hilarious to the rest of us, and why we have been eating lots of popcorn and laughing at everything going on lately!!!

MayBee said...

I admire her because she's trying to drag the idea that white women are redeemable over the finish line. But poor Jennifer. Her party has decided white women are toxic, our tears are toxic, and we put black men in danger. She is trying to say "But I'm not part of the man's world" and the rest of her party is saying "ok, but you are maybe even more dangerous".

mccullough said...

The “people of color” part is bullshit.

Obama won twice. Is he not a “POC”? The same system that elected him twice elected Trump.

I know, we must disregard “evidence.”

She’s basically saying Obama was sexist. She’s co-opting BLM to steer it to her end: White Woman Power.


Temujin said...

I don't know what's worse, the NY Times & WaPo becoming so bad so quickly, or the fact that Jennifer Palmieri, one of the most privileged people in North America, whining and calling to arms her other collectivists to beat down the groups that they don't approve of.

We absolutely need to defund the Universities. They have for years been pumping nasty, stench-filled water through this country in the form of graduates who know literally nothing. (to misuse a Ben Rhodes phrase).

I voted for Trump the first time because I wanted to shake out the blanket of those elites in both parties who lost sight of, or never cared about, what their jobs were supposed to be. He did shake them up. They are falling over themselves to rip things up. And in their haste to get at Trump they are pulling this country apart. I'm voting for him this time around because it's clear that if we don't clean out the 'house' now, for real and for good, we'll never get rid of them and it will only get worse. For everybody.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

White leftists, who are the most racist of all, somehow get a pass from all this lecture and cancel.

JAORE said...

Nothing is in my control.
All the problems in my life come down to [fill in the blank with anything BUT my actions]
It's all because of THEM.
Nobody knows the trouble I've seen, but I'm gonna tell you (over and over).
It's just Johnson/men/whites/racists and that damn war.

Gawd these people are insufferable.

Josephbleau said...

As a fine point, Tonto was not “Keemosave”, the Lone Ranger was, it’s pronounced Keemosabe, in the Spanish way. Ant the punchline is “ what do you mean we, white man.” I also object to the creepy grimace the cartoonist gave the Indians.

What is this privileged woman’s point? That competing with men is too hard? And is the point that black men are thrown in with white and black women not racist? Aren’t black men hard to compete with too? Or is it only white men that are hard to beat.

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Skeptical Voter said...

Opinions are like noses---and Jennifer (I suspect her middle name is Karen) has one. But I think I'll skip the lecture.

bagoh20 said...

It is the absolute pinnacle of appropriation for privileged White people who are part of the richest group of humans that ever lived to now want to consider themselves in a "struggle" with oppression. Are there that few real oppressed people today that we need these poseurs? It's nothing but stolen valor, slumming, selfishness and ingratitude of a truly despicable level. Back in the day when I was homeless, unemployed, and broke, I still considered myself lucky and pretty well off. I lived in America, I was safe, there was opportunity, I was young and pretty - really pretty.

Gordy said...

The problem is the man’s world no longer works for us.

Wait until you have to fix your own roads.

Joe Smith said...

@Achilles at 10:43am

Winner winner, chicken dinner.

WK said...

Antidisestablishmentidentitarianism?

Char Char Binks, Esq. said...

It’s still the White Man’s world. If not, hilary would be president, and hussein obama would have been super-president.

Sebastian said...

"The white man’s path is a rut for the rest of us"

You mean, like the path of science and medicine, democracy and freedom, computers and airplanes, etc.

Walk the walk, Palmieri: chart a better path and get off ours.

effinayright said...

"Politically, there are few ideas more potent than the notion that all your problems are caused by other people and their unfairness to you."

---Thomas Sowell

n.n said...

Identarian has been replaced with diversity, also political congruence. There are other words, and concepts, that have been appropriated and repurposed since the early to mid-twentieth century in a kind of semantic games with em-pathetic appeal to influence people.

n.n said...

we, the colored people, newly emancipated and rejoicing in our blood-bought freedom, near the close of the first century in the life of this Republic

Narr said...

"Identitarian" is a wonk's word, perfectly useful in its place, but Vonnegut covered all this ground decades ago, and creatively--

False karass: a proud and meaningless association of human beings.

Gran falloon: a group of two or more people who imagine or are manipulated to believe they share a connection based on some circumstance of little or no real significance.

Missy Jennifer wants to pretend that all the people who are NOT white men are their victims, including the most successful among them . . .

Leading me once again to the observation that if we've had a White Male Supremacist System in place, then those who have risen the highest are the best servants of the WMSS--most especially the women and POC.

Narr
It shows, too



Barry Dauphin said...

It would be interesting to learn whether this former communications director who is concerned about marginalized people was the one who came up with the "deplorable" angle.

Chanie said...

Wherein white women desperately attempt to avoid scrutiny by blending in with oppressed minorities. They refuse to recognize their own privilege because they don't want to be on the wrong end of the quotas, persecution, and marginalization that is otherwise being advocated. Call it female fragility.

dreams said...

Bottom line, the difference in liberals and conservatives is that conservatives mainly try to take responsibility for their failures and try harder instead of blaming the system.

Ann Althouse said...

“ As a fine point, Tonto was not “Keemosave”, the Lone Ranger was, it’s pronounced Keemosabe, in the Spanish way. Ant the punchline is “ what do you mean we, white man.” I also object to the creepy grimace the cartoonist gave the Indians.”

I’m showing you the original source, from Mad Magazine and you’re telling me about later variations. Just another fine point, but I think my fine point is finer.

rhhardin said...

Feelings and systems are opposed. Each is a weapon against the faults of the other.

Not necessarily a weapon that wins. Neigborhoods need feelings, countries need systems.

rhhardin said...

"What you mean we" not "What do you mean we." Indians don't do subject/verb inversion.

Gahrie said...

I'm actually starting to believe that Althouse finally swallowed the red pill...

Fernandinande said...

Palmieri was Hillary's communications director.

And... "Palmieri served as White House Communications Director for U.S. President Barack Obama"

Gahrie said...

It is the absolute pinnacle of appropriation for privileged White people who are part of the richest group of humans that ever lived to now want to consider themselves in a "struggle" with oppression.

Affluenza is a far bigger threat to our nation than COVID.

Mark said...

"the rest of us" against . . .

A lot of Hillary's campaign was all about "us against them," usually voiced in terms of "taking on" this group or that. This is nothing new.

Earnest Prole said...

The story you must tell yourself to salve the third-degree self-immolation burns of the 2016 election.

narciso said...

keemosabe is an ojibwa word, there is no spanish too it,

rhhardin said...

"The white man's path is a rut for the rest of us."

The sun doth shine,
The world is mine,
My bones are full of marrow;
O for a wench
That has a trench
Where I may push my barrow

-- A.D.Hope (Australia's poet laureate)

wild chicken said...

Systems. Heh. That was a thing in philosophy. Someone would posit a System that determined everything. Then someone else would do a thought experiment that took you out of the system and prove it was artificial..a construct.

Then someone else would posit a bigger system around all of that...lol.

Systems are bunk.

Oso Negro said...

"Seems like we can't trust the white man" - Josey Wales

Gahrie said...

Isn't "the white man's path" what we used to call Western Civilization? You know, the one that created ideas like "all men are created equal". The one that has created a higher standard of living for a larger number of people than any other in history?

Who's path should we walk in? How will that path be any better than the one we are on now?

Bilwick said...

She's a "liberal," right? "Nuff said, almost. Look at the malarkey she's devoted her adult life to, a melange of magical thinking, envy-stoking, junk economics and State-Cultism. With "liberals," "progressives" and similar dopes, you could just dismiss most of their pronunciamentoes as bushwa, and you probably wouldn't go far wrong. Just look at the bozos who buy into that snake oil--Inga the State's Handmaid, Howard (even when he takes his meds), Crack, etc.--and it tells you the mentality you're dealing with.

Brian said...

Do Democrat leaders really want to sway voters anymore? To listen to what they want? Or is it all about telling voters what they should believe and how they should behave?

"We must enact X because that will lead to Y"

versus

"We must enact X because to not do so would be Yist"

Josephbleau said...

“I’m showing you the original source, from Mad Magazine and you’re telling me about later variations. Just another fine point, but I think my fine point is finer.”

Yes, but the true original source of keemosabe is the TV series, not Mad, so Mad made a reference error. I agree the punchline I noted may have come later.

Yancey Ward said...

Yeah, how much longer will Palmieri resist the temptation to go Doleazal?

But, I don't blame her for not pointing out that she was Shelob's communications director- no one really wants to associated with that trainwreck.

deepelemblues said...

The transformation of personal, private insecurities and neuroses into sociopolitical issues is so tiresome. Jennifer Palmieri, your frustration at not having the power you feel you deserve is for you and your family and friends to deal with. Not me. Not the government. Not anyone else. Your entitlement is off putting in the extreme.

henge2243 said...

31% of the population and we’re still able to treat the other 69% like our spew-rag? That speaks very poorly of the other 69%. One might seduce from these statistics that the majority doesn’t need to be in control and requires a strong figure to guide them. The majority appears even more pathetic when extending this logic globally.

Of course, unfortunately, there are those that work against their own self interest in hopes that the tiger will eat then last. Better to kill the tiger.

cubanbob said...

Not to make too fine a point about it but what would these woke marching morons do if white men get sufficiently aggravated to just tell the woke to drop dead?

Ann Althouse said...

It’s clearly not Spanish or Tonto’s name would mean stupid.

https://slate.com/culture/2013/06/kemosabe-meaning-origin-and-history-of-tontos-word-in-lone-ranger.html

Just an old country lawyer said...

The world waits in silent hope for well to do American white women to virtue signal the downtrodden to salvation.

rcocean said...

Great Post!

Joe Smith said...

"Isn't "the white man's path" what we used to call Western Civilization?"

Kipling was more familiar with the 'White man's burden.'

Here's one definition: "the alleged duty of the white race to care for subject peoples of other races in its colonial possessions."

Joe Smith said...
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Howard said...

Bill Burr on White Woman Privilege

Not Sure said...

I'm guessing that the evolution in Jennifer's (se pronumcia "Hennifer" en español, por cierto), view of men has something to do with the evolution of her attractivness to them.

Milo Minderbinder said...

If gender and sex are irrelevant, why do some insist we elect a female president or vice-president? And why must those who never owned slaves pay money to those who never were slaves?

steve uhr said...

I never like it when some pol speaks on behalf of the American People. Pretty presumptuous

Howard said...

I went to HS with Jay Silverheels Jr. (since I'm playing the starfucker card, I also went to HS with Pearl Bailey's daughter Dee). Anyway, Jr. told someone who told me that Kemosabe was a bastardization of Quien No Sabe, eg He who know nothing.

Josephbleau said...

I was referring to the consonant shift of v to b in Spanish, as in the Mad version of keemosave to keemosabe in the radio or tv show, I think the names and honorifics used are completely made up and have no meaning, and are not in Spanish. But I would like to think that the two characters are calling each other stupid all the time.

Phil 314 said...

I feel her pain.

narciso said...

It would be does quimo know.

AlbertAnonymous said...

She’s one of my least favorite people. I won’t say I hate her, but she and Hillary have that conniving, corrupt, “screw you over without a second thought” vibe in common.

wbfjrr2 said...

I remember Palmieri after the loss being particularly classless in dealing with the defeat.

Most people here have nailed my thoughts, other than how is it possible for the Palmieri's of the world to be so un-self-aware?

It also occurs to me that had her white woman hero Hilary and she listened to and heeded the advice of the old white guy in the room, Billy C himself, the system she now despises would have given here everything she thinks she'd entitled to.

What we see here, folks, is a mediocre intellect broadcasting her condition to the world.

Vonnegan said...

Remember, no matter what you thought we were talking about, it's always, in the end, about white women and what they want - in particular, upper middle class, well-educated white women. At least, that's what a large cohort of them try to do to every single subject that has been raised and ever will be raised. I think it's one of the reasons I hate all this "group identity" politics crap: I don't want to be associated with the group I, by my nature, belong to. The majority of them are spoiled, awful and whiny.

And no, I don't mean every single one of them. I am not like this. My friends are not like this. But there are a lot of them, and it's embarrassing.

gilbar said...

a woman struggling to succeed in a man’s world.
????

Serious Questions
Are Most of the people in college Men?
Are there full scholarships for men in underrepresented areas, like Theater or Education?
Are Most of the people in the country Men?
Are Most of the registered voters in the country Men?
Are Most of the voters in the country Men?
Are You SURE it's a man's world? Seems like a White Women's world to me

Tommy Duncan said...

"The white man’s path has turned into our rut...."

The women are rutting? That explains everything.

Birkel said...

Systems are what you criticize in order to be non-falsifiable.
It means there is no constituency to oppose you, except those who would have to volunteer that they do, in fact, represent the system.

It is another Kafka Trap.

jeff said...

So poor “Inside the Beltway Jen” has to ware that stain at every cocktail party for the rest of her life! Oh so and so this is Jennifer Palmieri...Oh that Jennifer!

ALP said...

Palmieri....DiAngelo...these chicks with Italian surnames are making me ashamed to be Italian American!

effinayright said...

Howard said...
I went to HS with Jay Silverheels Jr. (since I'm playing the starfucker card, I also went to HS with Pearl Bailey's daughter Dee). Anyway, Jr. told someone who told me that Kemosabe was a bastardization of Quien No Sabe, eg He who know nothing.
*************

"Tonto" means "stupid", "fool" or "dummy" in Spanish, so it fits.

Dave Begley said...

A beatdown that only Althouse can do. Superb!

effinayright said...

deepelemblues said...
The transformation of personal, private insecurities and neuroses into sociopolitical issues is so tiresome. Jennifer Palmieri, your frustration at not having the power you feel you deserve is for you and your family and friends to deal with. Not me. Not the government. Not anyone else. Your entitlement is off putting in the extreme.
*********************
Sigmund Freud (remember him?) thought neuroses rose from individuals not being able to come to grips with the demands of society.

Today, misfits can and do blame society for their neuroses.

And many of us let them.

MadTownGuy said...

Gordy said...
"The problem is the man’s world no longer works for us.

Wait until you have to fix your own roads.
"

Or build your own pedestrian bridges.

Howard said...

It's easy to understand that someone like gilbar cannot fathom why women struggle working in the world of White Male Privilege. Even with all that listed help, they struggle to compete. Girls are only behind about 3-million years of evolutionary electrochemical receptoring pathways (Althouse hate "hardwired"). Plus gyrlz missing out on all that OJT we got during childhood (playgrounds and empty lots), adolescence (shop class, ballfields and gymnasiums) and young adulthood (military and construction sites). What's your excuse?

5M said...

If a person makes over $50,000 a year and feels progressive and marginalized? Their only real viable option in life would be to continuously donate their surplus income above $50,000 to someone under $50,000. That is the only POC marginalization that applies. Else she is being fake and given a voice which is fake.

Rabel said...

It's actually an Apache word.

And just to jump on the pile on top of Mr. bleau, it's originally from the radio show, not the TV.

Lucien said...

Do you suppose she once said: “Yeah boss, ‘Trumped-up trickledown economics’ will kill at the debate”?

FullMoon said...

Many a time my wife and I have wondered how far Oprah might have gone if not for systems, racism, sexism, America, white man .

FullMoon said...

...and slavery..

n.n said...

Are You SURE it's a man's world? Seems like a White Women's world to me

Caucasian, Chinese, Indian, Hispanic, Korean, all people where shades of white are preferred. That said, the world generally follows conservative, not progressive (e.g. diversity, political congruence), convention: equal in rights and complementary in Nature. But, yeah, progressive convention is a recurring phenomenon.

West Texas Intermediate Crude said...

Expanding on cubanbob at 1235:
When it was decided that it's not cool for a strong man to have his way with a woman who caught his eye, who decided that? Men. Who enforced that? Also men.
When women were granted the right to vote, who made the decision? Men.
What was the single most liberating occurrence in the modern history of modern women? Few would argue against the invention of the oral contraceptive. Invented by men.
Men tolerate suburban moms dressing their daughters in T shirts that say, "Girls rule, Boys Drool."
For now, at least.
Women will miss men when they are gone.

FullMoon said...

Howard said...
I went to HS with Jay Silverheels Jr. (since I'm playing the starfucker card, I also went to HS with Pearl Bailey's daughter Dee).


Highland Hall? Kids in Soquel? Small world, Howie.

n.n said...

#HateTrumpsLove #HateLovesAbortion

Freeman Hunt said...

Yeah, I feel super oppressed.

hstad said...


Blogger Bilwick said..."She's a "liberal," right? "Nuff said, almost....With "liberals," "progressives" and similar dopes Just look at the bozos who buy into that snake oil--Inga the State's Handmaid, Howard (even when he takes his meds), Crack, etc.--and it tells you the mentality you're dealing with...."7/18/20, 12:15 PM

“The champions of socialism call themselves progressives, but they recommend a system which is characterized by rigid observance of routine and by a resistance to every kind of improvement. They call themselves liberals, but they are intent upon abolishing liberty. They call themselves democrats, but they yearn for dictatorship. They call themselves revolutionaries, but they want to make the government omnipotent. They promise the blessings of the Garden of Eden, but they plan to transform the world into a gigantic post office. Every man but one a subordinate clerk in a bureau.”
― Ludwig von Mises, Bureaucracy

Caligula said...

Many of us read this and, yet again, we're just thankful that her candidate did NOW win.

That, and, we see a loser demanding to be treated as though she had won. Because, she's just so special. Because she's female! That, and, her candidate lost; therefore, burn it all down.

Could she offer a better demonstration of why she's not qualified to ever have any sort of authority over anyone, ever?

LA_Bob said...

"The problem is the man’s world no longer works for us."

This suggests it worked for all y'all at one time. What's different now?

Howard said...

Blogger FullMoon said...

Howard said...
I went to HS with Jay Silverheels Jr. (since I'm playing the starfucker card, I also went to HS with Pearl Bailey's daughter Dee).

Highland Hall? Kids in Soquel? Small world, Howie.



Is that you, Danny?

Big Mike said...

Does anyone think Kayleigh McEnany regards Trump’s White House as a man’s exclusive world?

Howard said...

Blogger Freeman Hunt said...

Yeah, I feel super oppressed.


Yes, but you stay in your lane, right? Housewife and home schooler? Nothing wrong with that, I admire it in fact. However, your not exactly experienced swimming with sharks.

I'm Not Sure said...

"Women will miss men when they are gone."

Men don't even have to be gone. They can still be here, it's when they stop paying any attention to the things that are important to women that women will notice.

Krumhorn said...

Here's the thing. The WashPo has a circulation of less than 400,000. Let's be generous and say 1,000,000 after all the blogs have commented on and posted links to this nonsense. That would be .3% of the population of the country and will never reach any reader beyond the Bernie/Pocahontas/Bug-eyed audience who already mewel all kinds of political blather.

Why then does anyone give a single slippery shit what this 53 yr old harridan has to say? She's so 2016 and will never have another day in the sun.

- Krumhorn

BoatSchool said...

Another political grifter moving on to the next scam.

Martin said...

What a despicable, self-centered little twit!!

But that was the whole Obama Admin, top to bottom, and then the whole Hillary Clinton campaign as well, so no surprise.

Joanne Jacobs said...

I'm tired --way tahred as Hillary Clinton would say, of the Victim Olympics. This educated, affluent, politically connected white woman apparently thinks she can compete by joining the People of Color team. I don't think they want her. She's stuck on the Privileged Whiners team, which is just there to march in the parade.

I'm Jewish. I think we've been disqualified for being too successful. Same with the Asians. That's OK. It's a boring game.

Here's a challenge for your readers: Design the flag for the Privileged Whiners.

buwaya said...

Its weird that people accept the idea that Palmieri et al are sincere.

These are not ideas you can argue with and refute. They are meant for a purpose, not as a general proposition. And it is not a debate (it isn't one at all) that we are invited to. This is just fodder for the propaganda machine.

And of course you need to burn down Harvard.

Jim S. said...

That reminds me of a line from Bill Burr, when white women complain about white men: "B*tch, you're in the jacuzzi with me!"

pchuck1966 said...

Oh, she can just shut the f#ck up. That's all we need is another privilege white lady to speak for all the disenfranchised in America. A privileged white lady who worked in the White House.

DavidUW said...

Again. White women are the worst.

White American women being the worst of the worst.

n.n said...

thinks she can compete by joining the People of Color team

People of color, perhaps.

in the presence of the Supreme Court and Chief-Justice of the United States, to whose decisions we all patriotically bow; in the presence and under the steady eye of the honored and trusted President of the United States, with the members of his wise and patriotic Cabinet, we, the colored people, newly emancipated and rejoicing in our blood-bought freedom, near the close of the first century in the life of this Republic, have now and here unveiled, set apart, and dedicated a monument of enduring granite and bronze, in every line, feature, and figure of which the men of this generation may read, and those of aftercoming generations may read, something of the exalted character and great works of Abraham Lincoln, the first martyr President of the United States
-- ORATION IN MEMORY OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN, delivered at the unveiling of the Freedmen's Monument in Memory of Abraham Lincoln, in Lincoln Park, Washington, D.C., April 14, 1876

Colored people, no. That said, skin color is a low information attribute. We should be wary to indulge diversity dogma.

n.n said...

Its weird that people accept the idea that Palmieri et al are sincere.

Diversity, division, and adversity.

And of course you need to burn down Harvard.

#DisinfectHarvard

Josephbleau said...

"Yeah, I feel super oppressed."

"Yes, but you stay in your lane, right? Housewife and home schooler? Nothing wrong with that, I admire it in fact. However, your not exactly experienced swimming with sharks. "

Howard only values one type of social life. If you don't agree with him he does not value you. You are not quite good enough. Stay in your lane girl.

wildswan said...

Palmieri listens out the window:

"Every day, through the stony streets, the tumbrils now jolted heavily, filled with Condemned. Lovely girls; bright women, brown-haired, black-haired, and grey; youths; stalwart men and old; gentle born and peasant born; all red wine for La Guillotine, all daily brought into light from the dark cellars of the loathsome prisons, and carried to her through the streets to slake her devouring thirst. Liberty, equality, fraternity, or death;—the last, much the easiest to bestow, O Guillotine!"

"O God," she cries out, "I have the support of the WASHINGTON Post!!! Someday, one day ... through the stony streets, the tumbrils will jolt heavily, filled with my precious ME!!! I must, must become oppressed ... no, no, I am oppressed and I will rat them before they can rat me. There is safety, there is honor. Always, always, I was oppressed by the name - WASHINGTON Post, yet did not know. I once was blind but now I see. Hillary oppressed by Bill oppressed me, Obama oppressed me, Chuck Schumer oppressed me, Lincoln oppressed me, George Washington oppressed me and all along the WASHINGTON Post was the worst. There. And Columbus oppressed me."

Lewis Wetzel said...

Since the 1970s, women have been taught by feminists that they don't need a man, that they are complete unto themselves. But this is preposterous, because, as everyone knows, women don't have a penis.

Jamie said...

Hey Howard. At present I'm a homemaker and volunteer. But in the past I was a mudlogger on oil rigs (early '90s), an environmental geologist and consultant (later '90s), environmental project manager at an oil company (still later '90s), and a self-taught web programmer (early aughts, the dot.com era, working for a startup - I replaced the younger, single male programmer we had been using because I was already working for the company and was able to learn through reference books to do what he went to school to learn to do - well enough for the purpose - though I was also juggling my husband's full-time grad school and our toddler). And at none of those times did I feel oppressed. Even when I was a baby geologist and the rig toolpusher came into my trailer and asked me to wear a tighter bra because I was distracting his guys. It was just a job - and I had company men who'd ask for me to be on their wells, and frankly I didn't care if it was because they thought I was good or because they thought I was cute; it was good money and I knew I did good work for it.

My future husband, also a mudlogger, received a proposal of marriage from one of the rig hands because he somehow made great coffee using the trailer's elderly percolator and Folgers. He may have been more oppressed than I was - nobody ever praised me for my coffee.

DeepRunner said...

Love o' Pete, you can't make this stuff up. Pile on the white guys, oppressors of elite white chicks. Look, racism and sexism exist. It's just not limited to non-melanin-gifted male bipeds.

Freeman Hunt said...

"Yes, but you stay in your lane, right? Housewife and home schooler? Nothing wrong with that, I admire it in fact. However, your not exactly experienced swimming with sharks."

No, that's not what I've always done it or even all I do now, but even if it were, that would change nothing. Opportunities present themselves constantly. And the option to choose to be a stay-at-home parent is pretty phenomenal.

And why would we measure anything by what it's like "swimming with the sharks?" Does that represent the ultimate to you?

Freeman Hunt said...

"Yes, but you stay in your lane, right?"

What does this mean?

Mr. Forward said...

"Hi-Yo, Silver! A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty 'Hi-Yo Silver'... He Who Knows Nothing With his faithful Indian companion, Dummy...”

It does lose a little in the translation.

Breezy said...

I’m just trying to understand what the purpose is here other than making everyone’s head spin.

I guess if you’re a comms director you think you need to keep directing comms, even when no ones paying you to do so.

Unknown said...

Sinecures

Palmieri wants in on what diangelo got

Moneyed spot in the corporate hierarchy

Commie black female founders of BLM following Ayers Obama path

Rest of blacks can't show up for work on time

Chinese laughing all the way to domination



Laurence Kahn, D.C. said...

All of which goes to show that poison, chemical or verbal, is still a woman’s weapon.

stlcdr said...

All those words put together; looks like she delved into the dumpster of five day old word salads.

Johnathan Birks said...

Imagine shilling for a woman who fronted a sexual predator for 40 years. I guess I'd be morally overcompensating too.

Strelnikov said...

Well, no one understands the needs of the suffering minority like upper middle class white ladies.

The Dude Abides said...

Just another privileged white woman sucking at the teat of a society largely created by white men.

Big Mike said...

She’s trying to find a way to blame the Patriarchy, but let’s face it — if she (and others) had been better at their jobs she’d be a key player in the Hillary Clinton administration. But admitting that would be accepting blame for their actions (or lack thereof), and what liberal EVER does that?