September 13, 2020

This is what it's like...


ADDED: It's like a Jules Feiffer cartoon come to life.



ALSO: I'm reminded of the point in the 2011 Wisconsin protests when it seemed as though things had turned into "some sort of glamour protest."

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(Photo by Meade.)

59 comments:

AllenS said...

Ah, the Old Dance of the Zombies. That should do it.

Fernandinande said...

That first one is dancing in "black eye".

Kay said...

The kid is very cute, but so is the old man with the beard.

buwaya said...

Personal agendas come first.

Mid-Life Lawyer said...

Pretty much.

Sebastian said...

"This is what it's like watching academics try to cure racism."

By showing that people of all background are equally ridiculous?

But such color-blind realism is itself racist.

Wince said...

"Whatcha talkin' bout Willis?"

RigelDog said...

It has been ever so: “One sometimes gets the impression that the mere words ‘Socialism’ and ‘Communism’ draw towards them with magnetic force every fruit-juice drinker, nudist, sandal-wearer, sex-maniac, Quaker, ‘Nature Cure’ quack, pacifist, and feminist in England.” ---Orwell

Fernandinande said...

People will stop asking you questions if you answer back in interpretive dance

Drago said...

Ah yes, we have much to learn from these academics........

Jay Vogt said...

I haven't read her in while because I stopped getting the The New Yorker about a year ago, but Joan Acocella was (and probably still is) a great writer about dance. I always thought that was an odd thing to specialize your writing in, and I don't have much interest in the topic, but she drew me in. Now, with you Althouse, I'm reading about dance again.

Francisco D said...

Gee. Do you think they have Mommy and Daddy issues?

Temujin said...

There's a lot of mental illness in this country posing as Woke.

Michael K said...

The black kid has decided maybe whites aren't so smart after all.

Whatever you say said...

I love the look on that kid's face. He knows those people are crazy and aren't doing a damn thing to help him. It feels like it's the same phenomenon as the people who speak in tongues while in church. Some kind of spirit empowers them, but I doubt it is Holy.

Birkel said...

The system in which so many academics move - Critical Theory - is a closed system.
The system is purposefully impenetrable.
The system offers no answers.

In such a system, this dancing will be just as useful as anything.

Bob Boyd said...

I like the music. Anybody know what it is?

Amadeus 48 said...

All those Feminist Dance Therapy graduates gotta dance! The power of education on display.

Garbage in, garbage out.

I used to believe in reasoned debate. Now I am embracing reasoned snark.

mockturtle said...

How embarrassing. That little boy's expression said it all.

gspencer said...

Well, whatever their cause, I'm convinced.

Where do I sign up? Do I get a signet ring?

chuck said...

I'm feeling better already, but Winter is coming.

wendybar said...

Even the kid knows lefties have gone mad.

wendybar said...

Jay Vogt said...
I haven't read her in while because I stopped getting the The New Yorker about a year ago, but Joan Acocella was (and probably still is) a great writer about dance. I always thought that was an odd thing to specialize your writing in, and I don't have much interest in the topic, but she drew me in. Now, with you Althouse, I'm reading about dance again.

9/13/20, 9:05 AM

You should read The Newneo....She writes commentary, and was a ballet dancer...some of her articles are about dancers and dances she loves. https://www.thenewneo.com/

Narr said...

Wypipo be trippin'.

Narr
Academics, sure, but which one was the astrophysicist?

JAORE said...

Academics rarely "cure" anything. The never build anything. Instead they lecture those that cure and build about how we are doing it wrong.

Were that foolish dance was the only weapon they used.

exiledonmainstreet, green-eyed devil said...

Drago said...
Ah yes, we have much to learn from these academics........

9/13/20, 9:04 AM

And if you ridicule them, the Left will call you "anti-intellectual."

Drago, don't you believe in science?

stlcdr said...

Blogger Wince said...
"Whatcha talkin' bout Willis?"

9/13/20, 8:56 AM


Ha Ha! Beat me to it!

Mary Beth said...

Every protest that Molly is brought to becomes a party.

rcocean said...

Reminds me of Elaine dancing on Seinfeld.

tcrosse said...

The Times of London has an excerpt from Titania McGrath's new children's book:My First Little Book of Intersectional Activism

gilbar said...

i lived in Ames Iowa, from 1982 until 2018.
I can state with authority; That the losers that live in college towns are PATHETIC losers

Seriously, ANYONE that lives (or lived) in a college town for more than 6 years is a joke!

Big Mike said...

Watched the video. White folks don't have rhythm.

Sam L. said...

The STUPID is STRONG in these ones.

Narr said...

@gilbar?

You're a joke? (Ames for let's see, 36 years?)

Narr
I am not familiar with Iowa or college towns, myself

Drago said...

exiled: "And if you ridicule them, the Left will call you "anti-intellectual."

Drago, don't you believe in science?"

I simply don't believe in democratical/LLR-ical science-ical.

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

All those Feminist Dance Therapy graduates gotta dance! The power of education on display.

And they want construction workers, grocery store clerks, mechanics, truck drivers and other people scraping by to pay off their student loans.

Fuck 'em.

tcrosse said...

At least they can't be accused of Cultural Appropriation.

tim in vermont said...

These are the people that should be running our country, for sure.

Bob Boyd said...

White folks don't have rhythm.


Differently rhythmed I think is the proper expression these days.

tim maguire said...

I had a lot more patience for the left back when they had fun. That’s the worst part of this dancing—it’s completely joyless, just like the movement that spawns it.

Bob Boyd said...

White folk be cra.

Yancey Ward said...

Well, the first comment beat me to my initial reaction, that I was watching a George Romero film sped up a bit.

FWBuff said...

The little boy’s face! He is the honest child in “The Emperor’s New Clothes”.

Yancey Ward said...

And Wince wins the thread with the perfect allusion.

mockturtle said...

Looks very much like a voodoo ceremony. Watch this video [if you don't want to watch the whole thing, start just before the middle]: Voodoo scene from Black Orpheus

gilbar said...

tim m said ...
That’s the worst part of this dancing—it’s completely joyless, just like the movement that spawns it


compare leftists to The Shakers
both groups were Very Full of Themselves, neither group will leave any progeny;
one group through celibacy; the other through child sacrifice

on the other hand....
The Shakers made nice furniture; can anyone point out ANYTHING (good) the left has made?

gilbar said...

Narr pointed out my snarkiness, when he said...
You're a joke? (Ames for let's see, 36 years?)


i'm using the 'takes on to know one' axiom

FullMoon said...

Oh, sure, laugh if you want, but those goofy men are gonna get some crazy pussy later. I guarantee it.

Steve M. Galbraith said...

John McWhorter often makes the point that these protests today are simply theater acts, people pretending to fight injustice or whatever the hell they think they are fighting.
He points out that when King was protesting during the day that at night he would be on the phone with LBJ working out strategies to get legislation passed. Or he and other civil rights leaders would to go Washington to meet with Congressman to get the Voting Rights and other civil rights laws enacted. It wasn't theater to them.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

they would dance better and have more effect

...if their feet were aflame by their own Molotov cocktails.

(surely by now you've seen the video proofs)

Kirk Parker said...

You can certainly see the "WTF?????" thought bubble over that kid's head!

Kirk Parker said...

You can certainly see the "WTF?????" thought bubble over that kid's head!

n.n said...

The diversity divergence. Be wary of people with ostensibly good intentions who deny individual dignity, deny individual conscience, normalize color quotas, color blocs, and affirmative discrimination, not limited to racism, sexism.

n.n said...

That’s the worst part of this dancing—it’s completely joyless, just like the movement that spawns it

To lose oneself in a black hole... whore h/t NAACP. Life is such a "burden" h/t Obama.

GingerBeer said...

St. Vitus Dance?

ken in tx said...

What do you call those scare-crow like blower-powered dancers used to advertise a business in a strip mall? I was hoping somebody would reference them in a comment. But I didn't see it mentioned.

These dancers seemed to be deliberately trying to imitate one.

CR said...

That bewildered boy looking on is priceless. Also, it's nice that Walt Whitman showed up as one of the dancers.

Tina Trent said...

Get a job. Grow up. Don't fuck so much.

Pretty easy.

Joe Smith said...

The girl in Meade's photo is cute. She should be let off with a warning...and maybe a spanking : )