Lion of the Blogosphere

Fired for using “N-word”

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/jonathan-friedland-exits-netflix-1122675

When you read the headline that the chief of public relations for Netflix was fired for using a bad word, you may have assumed he referred to black people or a specific a person as a n*****. But no, that’s not what happened at all.

At an internal meeting about forbidden words, instead of saying “the N-word,” Mr. Friedland slipped up and said the actual word.

And his other transgression is that three months later, at a meeting with black employees, he didn’t mention the incident at all! The complaint was that he ignored the issue instead of properly groveling and apologizing.

Here is the key quote from the memo written by the CEO:

For non-Black people, the word should not be spoken as there is almost no context in which it is appropriate or constructive (even when singing a song or reading a script). There is not a way to neutralize the emotion and history behind the word in any context. The use of the phrase “N-word” was created as a euphemism, and the norm, with the intention of providing an acceptable replacement and moving people away from using the specific word. When a person violates this norm, it creates resentment, intense frustration, and great offense for many.

Meanwhile, ghetto black people use the word all the time. Living in Manhattan, occasionally I pass by some ghetto blacks on the subway or on the streets, and they rarely speak a single sentence without that word in it.

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Commenter Roli has the best observation:

Political correctness used to be mainly a tool for SWPLs to keep keep the proles in check, and for the longest time things went along just fine. Post Trump however, SWPLs lost control of political correctness and since then, more often than not, it turned into a monster that came back to bite their own liberal asses. The east coast (and west coast) elites need to see more of their own kind sacrificed to the Gods of political correctness before they come to understand just how destructive their ideas have been for American society.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

June 23, 2018 at EST pm

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  1. You’re perpetuating this ridiculous taboo by refusing to just use the word nigger.

    Magnavox

    June 23, 2018 at EST pm

    • Well I literally read the memo.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      June 23, 2018 at EST pm

      • Reading a memo and vowing to abide by it are two different things. And the memo only talks about saying the word not writing it.

        I find the phrase “n word” much more offensive than the word nigger. It sickens me to watch whites show blacks an obeisance that they’ve done nothing to earn and a solicitude that they refuse to extend back to whites in the slightest. I understand the necessity of avoiding the word where there are real consequences but there’s no reason to do it here.

        Magnavox

        June 24, 2018 at EST am

    • Excuse me, it’s “the nigger-word”.

      bobbybobbob

      June 23, 2018 at EST pm

  2. Wait I can’t tell are they talking about nigga or nigger?

    Kaz

    June 23, 2018 at EST pm

    • Yes, that’s the obvious question. The two are as different as night and day to blacks, and to whites who know blacks in the U.S. and their culture. Will we be told which word was used? Never.

      Bill

      June 24, 2018 at EST pm

  3. Saying the “n word” is the greatest of all evils.

    Ronald McDonald

    June 23, 2018 at EST pm

    • Yes, this story demonstrates the point I’ve made before, that “nigger” is now considered the most offensive, obscene word in the English language. He wouldn’t have been fired for saying “fuck” in a meeting about forbidden words.

      Hermes

      June 23, 2018 at EST pm

      • What if he had said “Fuck the niggers!”? The man might have been executed on the spot.

        Oswald Spengler

        June 24, 2018 at EST pm

  4. The song “N*ggaz in Paris” was a #5 single on the Billboard charts. Not to mention used in hundreds of other popular songs. Quite a world where a song could be as popular as it was and you’re not supposed to say the word.

    ryan lochte

    June 23, 2018 at EST pm

  5. White folks need to take ownership of “cracker.” We need to make it *our* word. To accomplish this task, we must begin using it constantly, preferably in an Ebonics accent.

    The next time you see a fellow white on the street, ask him, “Wazzup, my crakka?”

    If a fellow white says something ridiculous, say, “Crakka, please.”

    If a fellow white steals some of your French fries, tell him, “You ain’t my bitch, crakka. Buy ya own damn fries.”

    (The last line is taken from Obama’s autobiography.)

    Stan Adams

    June 23, 2018 at EST pm

    • Cracker is too historically specific. It does in fact refer to a specific set of poor white people in parts of the deep south who raised cattle on scrub land.

      There aren’t really any effective smear words for white people in English. I mean, Asians have a few in their languages. But for obvious reasons there aren’t any in European languages. That’s why everybody is a Nazi, the other n-word.

      bobbybobbob

      June 23, 2018 at EST pm

      • “Whitey” will have to do.

        Memorable Moments in Black History: Rachel Jeantel testifies that “creepy-ass cracker” is *not* a racial slur:

        Stan Adams

        June 24, 2018 at EST pm

      • I was menaced one night by two black men in DC who were following me closely down a dark street saying “I’d like to kill a honky”. I nominate honky.

        Curle

        June 24, 2018 at EST pm

  6. It’s ridiculous that these taboos exist for black people while south/east Asians were subjected to relentless mockery up until very recently so it obviously has nothing to do with social/moral consistency.

    It’s been long understood that by controlling the way people think you can influence how they react to events. This is why people are rejecting mass media and public school in droves in favor of new media and private school including charter schools. Too much nonsense and agenda pushing has wrecked those institutions and all those who are tainted by them.

    redarmyvodka

    June 23, 2018 at EST pm

  7. What does Manhattan tell you if blacks are still a remnant presence?

    Traveling by subway as a Manhattan resident is prole.

    JS

    June 23, 2018 at EST pm

    • >>Traveling by subway as a Manhattan resident is prole.

      Subway is often the fastest way to get around.

      Daniel

      June 24, 2018 at EST pm

      • Yes, but you are surrounded by many undesirables and going underground puts you at risk with these unsavory types.

        JS

        June 24, 2018 at EST pm

  8. Fuck him. He got what he deserved.

    I’m a low-level grunt and I know better than to say that. For him to do so means he has no clue as to what’s expected.

    No one is so important that they can’t be brought down by saying something. So don’t say it. It’s not cucking yourself. It’s not caving to the PC mafia. It’s simply not being a dumbass. Don’t be a dumbass. Be smart.

    njguy73

    June 23, 2018 at EST pm

    • Cuck. New Jersey is ashamed of you.

      ScarletNumber

      June 23, 2018 at EST pm

      • You try using that word in Jersey. Hope you got life insurance.

        njguy73

        June 24, 2018 at EST am

    • You sound cuckish.

      GondwanaMan

      June 24, 2018 at EST am

    • “I’m a low-level grunt and I know better than to say that.”

      Sure, and in the old Soviet Union all reasonable people knew better than to openly question the Party Line. But it doesn’t change the fact that there is something wrong with a society which has these sorts of taboos.

      fortaleza84

      June 24, 2018 at EST am

    • This is the exact logic Lion used to justify his support of #metoo. And I was the only one to criticize him for it. But everyone is criticizing that logic when applied here.

      Magnavox

      June 24, 2018 at EST pm

  9. firing for beliefs or politics really is UN-american…like chanting someone out of a mexican restaurant.

    how many are terrified? so they shut up?

    lion must remember…

    the GSS shows that free speech absolutism is almost perfectly correlated with IQ.

    so it’s not an argument.

    it’s smart vs dumb.

    richwine was right…obviously.

    but trump is merely the smartest in a mountain of retards which the ruling elite allows so he doesn’t get it.

    icelandic phallological museum

    June 23, 2018 at EST pm

    • but trump is merely the smartest in a mountain of retards which the ruling elite allows so he doesn’t get it.

      Is it OK if I use this quote in a novel I’m writing?

      GondwanaMan

      June 24, 2018 at EST am

      • Can’t wait to read that book!

        Robert the Wise

        June 24, 2018 at EST pm

      • no. it’s not OK. but i strongly encourage you to commit suicide peepee.

        icelandic phallological museum

        June 25, 2018 at EST pm

    • A free speech absolutist could also be for this firing. This is a private company….

      Free speech only concerns government action.

      Swank

      June 25, 2018 at EST am

    • Hey, don’t be such an asshole buster! If weren’t for me, who’d know where you’d be!

      GondwanaMan

      July 2, 2018 at EST pm

  10. White people should constantly use “n word” until that becomes verboten. The late Patrice Oneal was onto this. He used to say that white people would rarely say nigger, but they all feel comfortable saying n-word, even though they evoke the same word in the listener’s mind.

    It’s a beautiful loophole that we should take advantage of.

    ScarletNumber

    June 23, 2018 at EST pm

  11. Coincidentally I watched an old video by 50 Cent this morning, like most of rappers, 50 unleashes the n-word on a regular basis and in his lyrics at least, doesn’t have kind things to say about n——-s. Regarding the Netflix executive, it’s hard to feel much compassion for a man who was very likely a complete liberal jerk. I love it when liberals get disowned by their own tribe, they really have nowhere to go.

    Roli

    June 23, 2018 at EST pm

    • “it’s hard to feel much compassion for a man who was very likely a complete liberal jerk.”

      I agree.

      destructure

      June 24, 2018 at EST pm

  12. Fired almost certainly for saying something like like “people shouldn’t say slurs like ‘nigger’ in our original programming.”

    Aristippus

    June 23, 2018 at EST pm

  13. Anyone can say “Nigga please!” within a fun context. It’s especially virtuous if a SWPL white girl says it to one of her white friends. Cred established!

    The N word is strictly forbidden. It can only be used by cloud whites within a historical context in order to abuse bad whites. Blacks can use the word amongst themselves. However, everyone knows its trashy because the honerary cultural gatekeepers, Manhattan whites, would rather blacks stop saying the word altogether.

    Can jews say the N word? Yes and no. They have special privledges that only they know about. However, they never will. See above. Some exceptions apply. Sarah Silverman can say the N word and everyone will applaud her edgyness. She has magic powers.

    Edgy explainer

    June 23, 2018 at EST pm

  14. As a stockholder in Netflix, I really have to wonder about the quality of the leadership that they feel the need to hold meetings to stress that nigger is a forbidden word. It can’t be about the programming, there’s got to be 1000’s of uses of the word so it must have been about internal dialogue.

    EzE

    June 23, 2018 at EST pm

  15. “People, please refrain from addressing your coworkers as “My nigga” it may be misconstrued as “nigger” and usage of that word is wrong.” But can a Negro use the word “nigger” in the office? Years ago a lawyer was fired for using the word “niggardly”.

    EzE

    June 23, 2018 at EST pm

  16. Enwerds, enwords, or enwerds – which is best?

    Artifact

    June 23, 2018 at EST pm

  17. At this rate we won’t be able to build gallows fast enough for our beloved elites.

    Paul Ryan's Sickly Old Lap Dog

    June 23, 2018 at EST pm

  18. So basically white people can be fired for basically any reason for any behavior (or lack of behavior) if it offends a black person. Got it.

    Abandon Ship

    June 23, 2018 at EST pm

    • White people can be fired for offending any “victim” group: blacks, women, brown illegals, Mohammedans and LGBTQ.

      Lewis Medlock

      June 24, 2018 at EST pm

    • Who knew…when you do a slavery and a genocide it comes back to haunt your descendants?

      Just vote for reparations and be done with it. It’d be the first step toward a guaranteed income for all….everyone is part of some victim group.

      Swank

      June 25, 2018 at EST am

  19. The “N word” sound cool in stand up comedy and movies, but in real life when i hear
    black people saying it to each other it sound childish and pathetic.

    eyaldavid

    June 24, 2018 at EST am

  20. This is pretty crazy. Where did this come from? I first heard the euphemism “N-word” in the first OJ trial. I had no idea until then that people were so afraid to use the term.

    Roger

    June 24, 2018 at EST am

  21. He deserved to be fired and could be sued for damages. It’s obvious that when your head of public relations of a business all isms and ias (racism feminism homophobia islamophobia etc ) are extremely Important.

    You couldn’t be openly an atheist if’you were the counsel of a city in the XIII century either !

    Bruno

    June 24, 2018 at EST am

  22. http://www.criticalcommons.org/Members/ccManager/clips/the-n-word-of-the-27th-century-in-battle-for-the/view

    “In all our years of slavery to mankind, the word ‘No’ was the one word we [apes] were electrically conditioned to fear. An ape may say ‘No’ to a human, but a human may never again say ‘No’ to an ape.”

    Oswald Spengler

    June 24, 2018 at EST am

  23. The ACLU agrees:

    “Their vague references to the “serious harm” to “marginalized” people occasioned by speech can easily include the presumed psychological effects of racist or otherwise hateful speech, which is constitutionally protected but contrary to ACLU values. Faced with perceived conflicts between freedom of speech and “progress toward equality,” the ACLU is likely to choose equality.”

    via Leaked Internal Memo Reveals the ACLU Is Wavering on Free Speech

    guest

    June 24, 2018 at EST am

    • Wow. Fucking cowards.

      Swank

      June 25, 2018 at EST am

  24. fortaleza84

    June 24, 2018 at EST am

  25. By the way, if he can find a black person who was seeing using the word “nigger” and wasn’t fired, he has a decent argument that he was the victim of race discrimination.

    fortaleza84

    June 24, 2018 at EST am

    • Likely not. In regular workplace setting you won’t hear either white or black people say that word. If people are using that word randomly at your work, we might be able to narrow down your profession. Time to reexamine your life choices.

      mpt

      June 24, 2018 at EST am

      • FWIW I’m an attorney and in the course of work I regularly say words like “nigger” and “cunt.” I suppose it’s kind of like a doctor or nurse who regularly has to deal with human excrement.

        It actually is kind of fun after a while to be standing in a courtroom right in front of a judge and using words like that in the course of questioning a witness, e.g. “Ok, so you are testifying that my client called a co-worker a nigger?”

        fortaleza84

        June 24, 2018 at EST pm

      • Depends honestly. Many blacks will use this word in their conversations with each other even in professional contexts. This is especially true if working at one of the more prestigious tech companies like Facebook or Google where the general atmosphere being promoted is casual rather than corporate. And you can almost certainly find a lower-level black intern or temp worker who uses the word regularly, even on the job.

        Panther of the Blogocube

        June 24, 2018 at EST pm

  26. It’s interesting that for all his outrages, it seems Trump has never been caught saying that word.

    IHTG

    June 24, 2018 at EST am

  27. Dick Gregory said prohibitions on the nigger-word give it undue power. We treat each other like children when even clinical use is verboten.

    Vince

    June 24, 2018 at EST am

    • Yup. He’s right.

      Dick Gregory is (or he was, he died recently I think) awesome by the way. He’s the black version of Alex Jones, except even kookier and more racist.

      GondwanaMan

      June 24, 2018 at EST am

      • Can you cite an example of Jones’ alleged racism? Or is it because Tom Brokaw said so?

        marck

        June 24, 2018 at EST pm

    • That’s stupid. Social reality gives the word power.

      Swank

      June 25, 2018 at EST am

  28. ghetto black people use the word all the time. Living in Manhattan, occasionally I pass by some ghetto blacks on the subway or on the streets, and they rarely speak a single sentence without that word in it.

    I’ve even heard black people call White people “that word.”

    Perhaps it would be even more appropriate to replace the the phrase “the n-word” with “that word.”

    E. Rekshun

    June 24, 2018 at EST am

    • Sure, when I was in trade school, I was called ‘the Jewish nigger’. Everybody was a nigger there.

      Yakov

      June 24, 2018 at EST am

    • Yes, it’s true. I once saw a group of black teens called an older asiatic man who was sort of unkempt, “look at dat N—a”!

      JS

      June 24, 2018 at EST am

  29. How, then, can one do a thorough study of the works of Joseph Conrad?

    Anthony

    June 24, 2018 at EST am

    • Looks like the future is grim for old books that use the “N-word.” They will probably be banned.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      June 24, 2018 at EST pm

      • Agatha Christie wrote a well known book originally called “Ten Little Niggers.” It was later changed to “Ten Little Indians.” Later, it was changed against to “And Then There Were None.”

        fortaleza84

        June 24, 2018 at EST pm

  30. There’s so many uses of nigger in this comment section, I think I just soiled myself from the trauma.

    GondwanaMan

    June 24, 2018 at EST am

  31. This is very strange. He didn’t call anyone the n word nor did he reference any one or any group with the n word. sounds like he was theoretically talking about the n word being a bad word, but still got in trouble?

    The guy looks like a hopeless dweeb. Lion don’t you have a theory people are promoted based on attractiveness? If so why are there so many disgusting looking men in positions of power?

    One thing I’ve noticed on staten island: guido males call each other faggot like black men call each other n-word. Not sure what to make of that.

    toomanymice

    June 24, 2018 at EST pm

    • Nothing. It’s just a familiar form of address wich can be affectionate at times, similar to hispanics calling each other ‘cabron’.

      Yakov

      June 24, 2018 at EST pm

  32. There’s a story in the Daily Mail about a white woman in San Francisco who called the police (although it seems she was just pretending to call) about an eight year old black girl that the white lady said had been shouting and screaming with her mother as they tried to sell water in the street.

    I have no idea who is really to blame in this situation, but it’s the media response that is alarming. Whatever the truth this is a trivial incident, she is being threatened with sexual assault, people are trying to destroy her life and business as happened with the woman who called the police on the blacks in Starbucks. What appear to be quite mainstream black figures are talking darkly about how ‘they’ are trying to get eight year old children murdered by the police; all the kind of inflamatory language that someone would use to start a pogrom and it is being whipped up by mainstream news commentators.

    If you place this incident together with the hounding of the Starbuck’s staff, plus the ever-escalating hysteria of the media since the election of Trump, I wonder how long it wil be until these kind of trivial incidents will result in revenge attacks and murders. Any restraint has vanished, and I don’t think the media could rein themselves in now even if they wanted.

    prolier than thou

    June 24, 2018 at EST pm

    • White woman in San Fran = Liberal. Let the mob come after her. This is good stuff.

      Otis the Sweaty

      June 24, 2018 at EST pm

      • That’s not true. I live in San Francisco and there are plenty of older, retired, conservative family Christian types. I have no idea who this women was but single white woman living in SF could easily be an elderly widow.

        Winter Green

        June 24, 2018 at EST pm

  33. It seems fundamentally anachronistic and contradictory to me that the Left could work so tirelessly at tearing down the super-structures of culture, the walls of ethnicity, and the pillars of morality and then to expect a single person to think of certain worlds as “bad”.

    The overall impression that I get is that we live in the Wild West, at the Left’s demand. No one should stand for their attempt to incubate a new religion and morality structure after their message for a long time as been “anything goes”.

    Mica

    June 24, 2018 at EST pm

  34. Off topic, but Lion-esque:

    “The middle class is always a firm champion of equality when it concerns humbling a class above it, but is its inveterate foe when it concerns elevating a class below it.”

    — Orestes Brownson (19th-century writer)

    JA

    June 24, 2018 at EST pm

  35. White people also cannot say “negro” or “colored.” Though, I think British and White Caribbeans of former British colonies can still, at least, write “coloured” when referring to blacks.

    E. Rekshun

    June 24, 2018 at EST pm

  36. From ResetEra: “I would like the Trumpets to live in an America without POC or immigrants and then try to explain why crime, drugs and murder numbers are virtually the same.”

    Otis the Sweaty

    June 24, 2018 at EST pm

    • Where I’ve lived, every white part of town was much safer than the POC part of town. This guy must be delusional.

      Ivanthegrozny

      June 24, 2018 at EST pm

    • How does he justify the prediction that the crime numbers would be the same without Negros and Mestizos?

      I’ve never been to an all White neighborhood in this nation, especially outside of Italian neighborhoods, that had anything consistent and worse than petty mischief from kids.

      Mica

      June 24, 2018 at EST pm

    • SJWs really do live in a fantasy world.

      Oswald Spengler

      June 24, 2018 at EST pm

    • Does that make you feel better after Trump utterly failed yet again? That there’s some idiot on some obscure forum who disagrees with you? It doesn’t do much for me to be honest.

      Magnavox

      June 24, 2018 at EST pm

      • Trump hasn’t failed, you retard. The screws continue to tighten on the immigrant community and we will crackdown even further after our great victory in November.

        Otis the Sweaty

        June 24, 2018 at EST pm

      • Show me the stats. I don’t care about how mad liberals are at Trump and how great that supposedly is.

        Magnavox

        June 25, 2018 at EST am

    • They aren’t remotely the same.

      . It is not marijuana-smoking that lands a skewed number of black men in prison but their elevated rates of violent and property crime. A 2011 study of California and New York arrest data led by Pennsylvania State University criminologist Darrell Steffensmeier found that blacks commit homicide at 11 times the rate of whites and robbery at 12 times the rate of whites. Such disparities are repeated in city-level data. In New York City, blacks commit over 75 percent of all shootings, according to the victims of and witnesses to those shootings, though they are only 23 percent of the city’s population. They commit 70 percent of all robberies. Whites, by contrast, commit under 2 percent of all shootings and 4 percent of all robberies, though they are 34 percent of the city’s population. In the 75 largest county jurisdictions in 2009, blacks were 62 percent of robbery defendants, 61 percent of weapons offenders, 57 percent of murder defendants, and 50 percent of forgery cases, even though nationwide, blacks are 12 percent of the population. They dominated the drug-trafficking cases more than possession cases. Blacks made up 53 percent of all state trafficking defendants in 2009, whites made up 22 percent, and Hispanics 23 percent, whereas in possession prosecutions, blacks were 39 percent of defendants, whites 34 percent, and Hispanics 26 percent.

      https://www.city-journal.org/html/decriminalization-delusion-14037.html

      Curle

      June 24, 2018 at EST pm

  37. ResetEra says that the reason Trump is attacking immigrants is because he is trying to take the attention off of Russia.

    Otis the Sweaty

    June 24, 2018 at EST pm

    • I’ve read this blog for what has to be almost 10 years, ever since the “being a programmer sucks” blog post blew up on reddit. I’m a legit reader and I care about the comment section . Please stop rehashing some nerd video game forum drama here. Maybe bring back that J. Alexander black nerd commenter? I hope he fixed his life I was always rooting for him. You, I don’t feel personally invested in you winning your video game forum drama.

      Winter Green

      June 24, 2018 at EST pm

      • David Alexander! I remember now. Dude, DA if you are out there somewhere I hope your life is going well.

        Winter Green

        June 25, 2018 at EST am

      • I enjoy them. Pretty humorous.

        Curle

        June 25, 2018 at EST am

  38. He got fired for the wrong reason and if I were him, I’d hire an attorney and sue Netflix for wrongful termination. If the discussion was a theoretical discussion of bad words with no malice then he had every right to say the word.

    The only appropriate use of the word is either in a discussion about its appropriateness or as an insult. Otherwise, it sounds stupid. It’s not cool when blacks say it to each other and cringeworthy when used among white people attempting to be hip.

    Anecdotally, a guy I knew would use this would and rib me that I was the whitest guy he knew. I did not care because I like being white and if European stock. We have a great culture and history.

    Ivanthegrozny

    June 24, 2018 at EST pm

    • >>If the discussion was a theoretical discussion of bad words with no malice then he had every right to say the word.

      I don’t know about that. I believe that courts have stated that the mere fact that an employee might take offense, regardless the intention of the speaker, meets the standard for hostile work environment.

      Daniel

      June 24, 2018 at EST pm

      • Not that cut & dried.

        Curle

        June 24, 2018 at EST pm

    • I think he has a decent argument under the anti-discrimination laws. Apparently the employer announced that it’s unacceptable for non-black employees to say the word “nigger” under any circumstances. Therefore he was treated differently because of his race.

      It would be different if the employer had a rule that no employee of any race can use the word “nigger.”

      fortaleza84

      June 24, 2018 at EST pm

    • Lol he was head of PR. Case dismissed with howling laughter.

      Swank

      June 25, 2018 at EST am

      • As I mentioned above, I think he would have a decent shot based on the fact that the employer appears to admit that it has a racial double standard. If the employer has a rule that nobody of any race can use the word “nigger” at work even if it’s just to discuss use of the word, then fine. But if the rule applies only to non-blacks, that’s racial discrimination and a lot of courts would hold that it’s unlawful.

        fortaleza84

        June 25, 2018 at EST am

      • Where is there an explicitly stated ‘double standard’ policy?

        While it’s likely true that some kind of ‘social mores’ argument wouldn’t cut the mustard in court, this fellow’s particular job title would probably override any argument like that and imply heightened responsibility on account of the role itself. And even if the company had a double standard policy, the argument that that policy caused his firing would lose to the argument that his specific job title’s responsibilities caused it.

        swank

        June 25, 2018 at EST pm

      • “Where is there an explicitly stated ‘double standard’ policy?”

        It’s stated explicitly in the memo.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        June 25, 2018 at EST pm

      • The memo written after the fact? That’s not a statement of any policy leading up to the firing, and the memo itself is at best ambiguous, suggesting that no one should use the word at all: “The use of the phrase “N-word” was created as a euphemism, and the norm, with the intention of providing an acceptable replacement and moving people away from using the specific word” and “[w]hen a person violates this norm, it creates resentment, intense frustration, and great offense for many.”

        swank

        June 25, 2018 at EST pm

      • “For non-Black people, the word should not be spoken.” It’s clearly written that it’s OK for black people but not OK for white people or other non-Black people.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        June 25, 2018 at EST pm

      • It’s clearly written that it’s OK for black people but not OK for white people or other non-Black people

        Or it just gives context for why the word is bad via the normal social more and then goes on to state the company’s policy. And seeing as how the burden of proof would be on Mr. Got Fired, a memo written after the fact that can easily be explained in the way I say just is not going to get him anywhere.

        swank

        June 25, 2018 at EST pm

  39. Political correctness used to be mainly a tool for SWPLs to keep keep the paroles in check, and for the longest time things went along just fine. Post Trump however, SWPLs lost control of political correctness and since then, more often than not, it turned into a monster that came back to bite their own liberal asses. The east coast (and west coast) elites need to see more of their own kind sacrificed to the Gods of political correctness before they come to understand just how destructive their ideas have been for American society.

    Roli

    June 24, 2018 at EST pm

    • That inevitablly involves conservatives making fools of themselves trying to out pc liberals in the most pathetic and obviously self serving way possible. While also removing the only anti pc voice left, making pc completely legitimate and incontrovertible. This is like all the republicans who think they can undermine liberalism by making feminist criticisms of prominent liberals. That simply ain’t the way it works.

      Magnavox

      June 24, 2018 at EST pm

  40. Lion, could you review the movie Igby Goes Down. I’m not sure if you’ve seen it but its meaty material for this blog.

    Roli

    June 24, 2018 at EST pm

  41. Actually I think it’s ok for blacks only to be free to use nigger and for everyone else to be more circumspect about it. Jews call each other ‘Jew’ all the time. Say you want to attract attention of a Jew you don’t know, you just shout to him: ‘Hey, Reb Yid’. But if Saler were to do it, he is an antisemite. Say you call your friend a faggot or a cabron – that’s fine, but say it to a stranger and you are asking for trouble.

    Yakov

    June 24, 2018 at EST pm

    • The US desperately needs more open criticism of Jews.

      Magnavox

      June 24, 2018 at EST pm

      • No, that’s NOT what the U.S. needs. The alt-right needs Jews like Jared Kushner on their side in order to win the war against SJWs.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        June 24, 2018 at EST pm

      • Maybe if you didnt block 80% of the things I say about the subject we could have a discussion. But that’s not the case.

        Magnavox

        June 24, 2018 at EST pm

      • Jews need more self-criticism, I think. But let’s hear what you have to say, Magna. Constructive criticism is good for the Jews.

        Yakov

        June 24, 2018 at EST pm

      • You want to know what the anti-Semites say about the Jews, there are lots of “alt-right” forums where you can read that.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        June 24, 2018 at EST pm

      • Jared Kushner is a complete nonentity in the war against the SJW. Two Jews who do have active roles in the struggle are Michael Savage and Stephen Miller.

        Lewis Medlock

        June 24, 2018 at EST pm

      • Lion, seriously mate, it’s beneficial to know how others perceive you. The verse in the Proverbs says: ‘ Let the stranger praise you, not your own mouth’. It can’t be that everything that others dislike about us is simply not there, can it?

        Yakov

        June 24, 2018 at EST pm

      • Also Lion, I agree with you that the US doesn’t need more open criticism of the Jews. What I mean is this: say, in my trade what do I value more a guy that tells me what a great professional I’m or a guy that points out problems with my service or installation? The latter of course. The prophets mostly chastised the Jews for their transgressions, not sang their praises. You don’t benefit by ignoring problems or hiding them. The problem is that it’s almost impossible for the Gentiles to understand the Jews, but it’s possible for the Jews to understand the Gentiles so we should be able to benefit even from the misplaced criticism.

        Yakov

        June 24, 2018 at EST pm

      • “The US desperately needs more open criticism of Jews.”

        Or a serious discussion about whether and why monied Jewish culture is so supportive of mass immigration; whether that can be changed and whether there are structural reasons for the seeming hostility between Jewish elites and nationalist gentile proles.

        Curle

        June 25, 2018 at EST am

      • Stephen Miller is supposedly the big force behind the muslim ban fiasco and this current border fiasco. He’s apparently an idiot.

        Magnavox

        June 25, 2018 at EST am

      • ‘Or a serious discussion about whether and why monied Jewish culture is so supportive of mass immigration;’

        Poor Lion, how many times can he bring proof that there is no significant difference between Jews and Gentiles on this issue.

        Yakov

        June 25, 2018 at EST am

      • Many Jews were killed by Nazis because they couldn’t leave Germany (or Poland or etc.) because no other country would take them.

        This is why Israel offers Aliyah for anyone who is part Jewish, so no Jews will again suffer the fate of the Jews of Europe in WWII (assuming that Israel remains a free country and isn’t taken over by the Muslims).

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        June 25, 2018 at EST am

      • “that there is no significant difference between Jews and Gentiles on this issue.”

        Wrong. Jews have greater moral authority than gentiles because of the Holocaust. So, when they use it to support mass immigration it has a greater impact.

        Curle

        June 25, 2018 at EST pm

      • If you say that having a greater impact is the only difference, I don’t disagree.

        Yakov

        June 26, 2018 at EST pm

    • Wow Yakov has common sense. Impressive.

      Swank

      June 25, 2018 at EST am

      • Only partially correct, Lion. Apparently, one idea was to ship European Jews to ersatz Israel, Madagascar or northern Siberia after the European war ended. During this war, emigration became restricted as ghettoization of the population continued apace. Around 1942 the systematic murder system was installed.

        My viewpoint/factual knowledge is influenced by Saul Friedlander’s book. Open to corrections if there are competing ideas.

        Ivanthegrozny

        June 25, 2018 at EST pm

  42. “Nigger” is, of course, off limits. A perfectly polite and suitable word as niggard has now also been banished. I wonder if the day will come (don’t laugh) when Nigeria and Niger will be verbotem for white people to utter.

    Daniel

    June 24, 2018 at EST pm

    • On future atlases and globes, those nations will be referred to as “N-Word Country #1” and “N-Word Country #2.”

      Oswald Spengler

      June 24, 2018 at EST pm


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