Every February, without fail, some white people ask “Why is there no White History Month?” In response, I’m examining the concepts of equality, privilege, and economic class in terms that even the most ignorant should be able to understand. You’re welcome, fellow white people.
Peggy McIntosh’s White Privilege Checklist
Debra Leigh’s 28 Common Racist Behaviors
“Testosterone” - Talk Show Boy
“Country Trouble” - Dexter Britian
All tracks used under a Creative Commons license and are available from http://freemusicarchive.org
In the interest of representing diverse viewpoints, we’ve brought back resident Men’s Rights activist and Tea Party patriot Curt Rancor to weigh in on the upcoming Presidential election. Curt’s opinions do not represent those of Modern Primate as a whole.
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Whether or not you agree with me, the fact of the matter is that we are at war. No, I’m not talking about the War on Terror. Obama has already conceded defeat on that front. No, I’m talking about the ongoing war in which Christians are defending themselves against Muslims. I’m not just saying that because he’s black. We truly are at the End of Days as predicted in the Book of Revelations, which is why it’s so important that we defeat Barack Hussein Obama in the 2012 election. Mitt Romney may not really be the right kind of Christian, but he’s close and he’s all we’ve got.
Now, I know what you may be thinking. All that Apocalypse stuff isn’t really something we need to worry about in our lifetime. We need to defeat Obama so he doesn’t force us all to get gay married and have abortions against our will and line up our old folks into death camps and whatnot. But while these are important issues, the fact of the matter is that the Muslim Dome of Rock currently stands where the Temple of David should be in Israel, and the Bible is clear that The Temple must be restored before the Lord’s will can be fulfilled. Read More »
Romney says now, “wouldn’t it be cool if I told the NAACP they were a bunch of government mooches, and SURPRISE MY VICE PRESIDENT CANDIDATE IS CONDOLEEZZA RICE- don’t you want a woman OF COLOR as VP?” Seeing how a regular woman wasn’t enough to convince all those reverse racist voters that white people should rule the world, Mittens has decided that he can convince them to vote for him because
he is using an African American woman of as bait he believes in America. You’re obviously a sexist racist if you don’t vote for Mittens NOW WITH MORE W.O.C.
(Continue Reading: Privilege FTW: Romney’s Condoleezza Strategy | Modern Primate | man, that’s deep)
The racial subplot of the film is labored and clumsy at best. Astronaut/black male model James Washington (played by Christopher Kirby) is captured by the Moon Nazis who bleach his skin. Eventually he finds an antidote, just after he disengages the massive Nazi space battleship, and since the hero always gets the girl he gets to kiss the “hot” reformed-Nazi Renate (Julia Dietze) to the shock and dismay of the surviving Moon Nazis. Renate remarks “there is much work to be done” in one of the movie’s final shots. Yeah, the whole movie was a build-up to an interracial kiss. Perhaps I’m spoiled, and maybe this sort of thing is a bigger conversation starter in places like Finland, but the notion that this was a grand enough thing to end a movie with only makes me wonder if it was made for people as backward as the Moon Nazis themselves. The movie attempts social commentary in ways that reveal nothing new to an American sensibility. Even the way the US goes to war with the rest of the planet over resources at the end felt like an obvious setup to a joke without a punchline.
Also omitted are the obvious racial (and racist) undertones of the(se) Preppers’ fears, namely the encroachment of “urban violence” into otherwise calm suburban communities. In one scene from Episode 6, the Mester family takes their two German Shephards, Storm and Thunder, to a dog training facility; they watch gleefully as one of the trained dogs attacks a black man on command. The man is in full protective padding, but the visual is striking, and underscores the show’s simmering racist and classist undertones. (via Doomsday Preppers: A Review | Modern Primate | The Manhood Manual)