Friday, March 6, 2020

The Honey Pot Co., CNN and life in the post-human American Soviet

So this story came to my attention.  The headline is typical CNN: Black stuff people Hate with Racist Racism undertones.  It involved a company featured in a Target commercial.  Naturally the emphasis was on the skin color of the parties involved.  We're already there, and think nothing of focusing on demographic characteristics such as skin color, gender, sexual orientation or a host of other qualifying labels over any other designation.

Apparently, the company was flooded with 1 Star hate reviews, no doubt because of racism.  Fortunately, some Soviet Social Justice Warriors answered by swinging in, decrying the white trash and white b--ches who were racist, and counter-inundating with glowing 5 Star Reviews. Per the CNN piece, all is right with the world.  Sales are off the chart, and a victory for demographic labels everywhere.

I went to the site to see some of the offending reviews.  After 100 pages of 5 out of 5 Star Reviews, I gave up.  I mean, usually with that many reviews, at least some who like a company will point out  something that needs improved.  Not these.  Most were only there to buttress the rating against the hateful reviews I couldn't find.

Again, CNN gushed.  Notice at no point does CNN seem to lament the fact that all of this could skew actual information about the quality of services or products.  That doesn't matter.  The only thing that matters is the demographics and dividing us between groups A and B.  I was reminded of those from the former Soviet Union who used to say how quality was never important, only fealty to the Soviet.  In fact, too much quality standing out was discouraged.  Stand out, and that could jeopardize the promised equality for all.  Better to be a thrall of the state and assure it of your loyalty.  That's what was needed.

I also think of how quickly this has happened.  I mean, twenty years ago this is a bad SNL parody.  This is something right wingers said that was smacked down as unfair caricatures of progressive concerns.  Now it's almost socially mandated thinking.  Even Christians are jumping on board.  Not just Catholics on the blogosphere or prominent LGBTQ activist priests.  It's in Protestantism and even strains of Orthodoxy.  Another thing those in Nazi Germany or the USSR would repeat was how quickly things happened.  Before they knew it, it was too late.

The idea that the white race and all men and heterosexuals and Christians and others born of the Christian West are poxes upon the beautiful story of humanity, that all in those respective categories deserve blood-guilt for their ancestors and all value, worth, guilt and innocence is based purely on the ever shifting demographic pyramid is now practically the pledge of the new allegiance.  Overnight.   Think on that.  With no apology or attempt to couch the story in anything other than post-human demographic values, CNN makes it clear this is not something to worry about.  This is something to celebrate.

BTW, anyone notice how you can go entire months now and barely hear MLK referenced, much less quoted?  Back in the 90s and 00s, you couldn't go a three day span without hearing or seeing someone quote the man.  Sermons, speeches, editorials, even news articles would slip some MLK quote into the mix.  It could be a story about planting azaleas and they would manage a reference to King.  My son used to speak of how, even before Christmas, the schools began gearing up for MLK Day, and it continued through February (Black History Month).  Now?  Every now and then the odd reference.  But hardly what it was.  And that development preceded the hushed FBI revelations about sexual assault.  This sudden change in MLK saturation, come to think of it, began some time ago.

Perhaps this is why:

Original King quote:

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."

Quote as re-imagined based on the new Demographic Soviet:

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the content of their character but by the color of their skin."

The difference is stunning. Well played Left, well played.

1 comment:

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