Lion of the Blogosphere

Can a black woman be racist against Italians?

This NY Times article highlights the weirdness of extreme SJWism.

Everyone has some issue that is nonnegotiable, or off-limits.

For the actor Chazz Palminteri, that subject is apparently New York City’s decision to bypass Mother Cabrini, the patron saint of immigrants, in its round of new statues to honor women — even though she drew the highest number of votes in a nonbinding poll.

. . .

Among the women chosen to diversify the city’s crop of statues were the transgender activists Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, and Shirley Chisholm, who was elected in Brooklyn to serve as the first African-American congresswoman.

. . .

“The nomination process was never intended to be a popularity contest,” [Mayor De Blasio’s black wife] continued.

1. “Not a popularity contest.” Statues are chosen not by what the people want, but by what some SJW elitists want.

2. “the transgender activists Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera” They aren’t even women. They are MEN who dressed up to look like women. If the goal is to create more statues of women, then how about statues of actual women like Mother Cabrini and not statues of MEN who dress up like women.

3. I’ve heard of Mother Cabrini because some stuff is named after her in New York City. She’s a pretty famous American woman, but I guess she’s famous for the wrong reason, for being Catholic (and the first American to become a saint). Better to have statues of men dressed up to look like women who are prominent for destroying the foundations of family values that people like Mother Cabrini built up.

4. Shirley Chisholm deserves a statue more than two transgender people do. It should be noted that she’s not a descendant of United States slaves, her parents were immigrants, and she spent part of her childhood in Barbados. Kind of reminds me of Obama, whose father was from Kenya and who spent part of his childhood in Indonesia.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

October 12, 2019 at 9:36 AM

Posted in New York City

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  1. Chisholm is a descendant of slaves, just not black American ones.

    As for the rest of this spectacle, I read Rod Dreher and he regularly features the latest in the TM (transgender madness). Unlike Rod I don’t think it will “end” unless there is complete societal collapse, and I don’t expect that anytime soon. In fact, even if there IS complete societal collapse, we’ll be paying for these useless crazy surgeries instead of necessary medical care, because we are just that crazy.


    October 12, 2019 at 9:52 AM

    • “Chisholm is a descendant of slaves, just not black American ones.”

      I have changed the text of the post based on your recommendation.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      October 12, 2019 at 11:34 AM

    • Please don’t tell me the US needs to make reparations for slaves held by non-UK colonies. Haiti? Brazil? How about reparations to descendants of Russian serfs?

      If you’re not the descendant of US-held slaves and you’re not a member of a US-recognized Native nation, you need to shut the fuck up.


      October 12, 2019 at 12:12 PM

      • Nobody brought up reparations, dude.


        October 12, 2019 at 1:11 PM

      • Just checking. I never know what madness will pop up where these days.


        October 12, 2019 at 2:29 PM

      • Yeah, right. I was simply pointing out a fact.

        Chisholm was a brilliant woman. She’s a great example of Auster’s rule. The pioneers are top flight and abide by accepted norms. Unfortunately after they open doors the crowd that follows them drags down the joint.


        October 13, 2019 at 10:17 AM

      • And why shouldn’t there be reparations? Do you have a problem with that? Why don’t you check your privilege. You white people ENSLAVED us. Face it – the USA would be NOTHING without black slaves holding you silly ass ghosties up. St Martin Luther King didn’t end slavery for this IGNORANCE.

        The Social Justice Warrior

        October 14, 2019 at 4:35 AM

    • “Chisholm is a descendant of slaves, just not black American ones.”

      There are very few people on the planet who aren’t descendants of slaves.

      “If you’re not the descendant of US-held slaves and you’re not a member of a US-recognized Native nation, you need to shut the fuck up.”

      At some point, everyone needs to “shut the fuck up” about whatever has their historical panties in a wad.


      October 12, 2019 at 2:35 PM

      • I’d like to see a museum dedicated to indentured servitude located on the Mall. These people ‘built’ the country from nothing and were worked to death (30% mortality rate in first three years). But I understand the stories of blacks and others are more pressing even though blacks were an insignificant percent of the population for our first 100 years post colonization.


        October 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM

  2. Staten Island remains the most undesirable place in NYC given its racist north and south divide like a Mini-Meriprolestan.

    Lower educated and low brow proles (often guidos) live in the northern regions of the borough, while surprisingly a substantial amount of prole blacks live in the southern areas.

    Ok, what, who's this again?

    October 12, 2019 at 9:53 AM

    • ??? none of this is accurate. Have you ever even been to SI?

      The vast majority of blacks live on the north shore, but the south shore is no longer homogenously white/ guido. There has been a huge influx of southeast asians, muslims and russians on the south shore.

      As far as it not being desirable, it’s very suburban and quiet so if you’re looking for urban excitement it’s not for you. But the residential streets, even on much of the north shore, are picturesque and safe. My street is regularly used as a ‘pretty street’ shot in film shoots.


      October 12, 2019 at 2:42 PM

      • Russian guidos.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        October 12, 2019 at 7:19 PM

      • Not in a million years since the debut of the Aliens movie, have I been back in Staten Island.

        The guido/black divide is what I heard from the residents.

        A relative of mine suggested in the past that I should pay her a visit during X’Mas in Staten Island. No thanks!

        Ok, what, who's this again?

        October 12, 2019 at 8:10 PM

      • OK, What fancies himself the Duke of York. In the words of John Pomfret, historian of colonial New Jersey, the Duke, around 1666, after his advisors scolded him for giving away New Jersey to Carteret and Berkeley, “did nothing beyond restoring Staten Island to New York” (The Province of East New Jersey 1609-1702. John E. Pomfret. Princeton University Press, 1962, page 27). You see, as anyone with a map can, that SI was always a part of NJ.

        Get Some Histry Up in Heahh

        October 13, 2019 at 2:02 PM

      • lion, the russians on SI are not too guido-y. They tend to be snobby/ uppity and academically inclined.

        There is also a burgeoning population of ultra orthodox in westerleigh (I forgot to mention) much to the ire of the local irish/ catholic denizens.


        October 13, 2019 at 3:40 PM

      • “You see, as anyone with a map can, that SI was always a part of NJ.”

        We are *not* taking it back.


        October 14, 2019 at 12:02 AM

      • I wouldn’t think Jewish immigrants from Russia in SI would be as dumb brow as the IAs, given that Jews always saw education as a path to success.

        Ok, what, who's this again?

        October 14, 2019 at 10:16 AM

      • The Russians in Staten Island seem pretty prole.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        October 14, 2019 at 10:18 AM

  3. I though any enemy of guidos was a friend of Lion’s.


    October 12, 2019 at 10:09 AM

    • Good one!

      Maryk (the g-loaded guidette)

      October 12, 2019 at 3:22 PM

  4. I was at a teacher-parent meeting recently in the Midwest. The teacher running the thing asked us to introduce ourselves and give our pronouns. It was bizarre. We went around, and all the men said they were “he” and all the women said they were “she”. There was no point except to have us implicitly swear fealty to some SJW ideal.

    I can’t see this catching on in the real world though. Has anyone gone to a meeting where verifying pronouns would be anything other than a pointless waste of time? I’m sure it happens, but how often?

    And what’s the point of saying “he/him/his” anyway? Do people want different genders for their nominative, objective and possessive pronouns? “He/her/their” please!

    October 12, 2019 at 12:41 PM

    • It’s narcissistic to think other people have time to call you by any pronoun other than what you look like. Other people’s time and energy is not free.

      I personally can barely keep track of what a transgender person is, when I read an article about one (rarely). I am smarter than average. In real life, you will almost never encounter anyone who even has the ability to refer you consistently by an unexpected pronoun.

      It’s a convenient mechanism for the narcissist to stay constantly angry at the world, for not meeting an impossible expectation.


      October 12, 2019 at 1:18 PM

      • In other words, Chris Rock:

        “We ain’t got time to distinguish between y’all – we just hate white people.”


        October 12, 2019 at 7:39 PM

      • My pronouns are bippity, boppity, and boo.


        October 15, 2019 at 8:08 AM

    • You should have made ups some bizarre nonsense pronouns.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      October 12, 2019 at 1:37 PM

      • That’s what I was thinking.

        “Hi. My name is destructure. And my preferred pronoun is ‘bruh’.”


        October 12, 2019 at 9:22 PM

      • absolutely. and that is exactly what young people do. they ridicule this stuff. they think (rightly) that their SJW elders are a complete joke. they despise them.

        not too late

        October 12, 2019 at 10:49 PM

    • My daughter recently toured NYU and the tour guide gave the same pronoun shtick.


      October 13, 2019 at 3:42 PM

      • My preferred pronoun is “Her Majesty.”


        October 14, 2019 at 9:43 AM

      • Doesn’t the Queen day ‘we’?


        October 14, 2019 at 1:40 PM

      • What’s there to tour in NYU? It’s basically Washington Square Park and the Village.

        Ok, what, who's this again?

        October 14, 2019 at 11:38 PM

  5. We need an Adolf Pinochet to dispose of these people already. The majority in the gay community are probably closet child molesters wanting a legal way to have sex with children. I’m also tired of the transweirdo BS. I really don’t care about the alleged needs of what amounts less than 1% of the total US population. Look at the tranny freaks protesting Chick Fil A; who would want to hire that to deal with a customer face to face.

    A Texan

    October 12, 2019 at 2:11 PM

  6. It’s probably best that Mother Cabrini (whoever that is) not be included in their clown show.


    October 12, 2019 at 2:50 PM

  7. Of course anyone can be racist against another’s (or his own) race. But I don’t think Mrs. Deblasio intended anything against Italians. Mother Cabrini was a white heterosexual (we assume) woman, so she doesn’t rank high enough on the victim scale to get her own statue. This is really what Mrs. D was trying to say. Mother Cabrini might have had a chance if she was a lesbian, though. Palminteri most likely knows what’s going on, and is playing the race/ethnic card here. He knows that “Mother Smith” wouldn’t have fared any better against a transgendered person as the subject for a statue. If he wants to see some anti-Italian prejudice he has only to visit LOTB! He’ll get more than he can handle!

    Maryk (the g-loaded guidette)

    October 12, 2019 at 3:31 PM

    • As a nun, she was probably asexual rather than heterosexual.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      October 12, 2019 at 7:20 PM

    • I actually visited her shrine in upper Manhattan. They have a representation of her corpse in a chapel. I asked one of the docents whether that was her real body and she replied, “Parts of it. Other parts of her body are in Chicago.”

      That’s so….. un-Jewish.


      October 13, 2019 at 10:19 AM

      • It is just creepy, period. You don’t have to be Jewish to find it gross and weird.

        not too late

        October 16, 2019 at 8:39 PM

      • Apparently it’s not thought of as such in the Catholic religion. It would be totally forbidden in Judaism. Bury ’em quick – the whole body!


        October 16, 2019 at 11:36 PM

  8. contrapoints recently mentioned paul fussel in her most recent video, i think she might be a secret lion reader


    October 12, 2019 at 5:37 PM

    • Great. The more LOTB readers there are, the better it will be for the U.S.

      Maryk (the g-loaded guidette)

      October 12, 2019 at 7:34 PM

      • By the way, I was up in Lion’s way in the 50s and 9th today.

        The place has become too prole, besides teeming with proles of people consisting of out of towners and in-town hipsters swarming the eating and drinking establishments, Hell’s Kitchen is literally a hell’s fire where every street block is littered with a eatery or a restaurant. It’s prole when a series of street blocks are all eating businesses.

        Upper Hell’s Kitchen past the mid 50s is less prole (where I used to live) and thus more livable, because the restaurants are more spread out.

        Ok, what, who's this again?

        October 12, 2019 at 8:38 PM

      • Contrapoints is a mentally ill man promoting genital mutilation based on a discredited theory of human sexuality that was popularized in the 1960s by a child molester. He’s only promoted because YouTube wants to push hard-left perspectives that promote human sterilization.

        Panther of the Blogocube

        October 13, 2019 at 10:00 AM

      • Re: Ok, what:

        “50s and 9th” is still one of the best places in NYC. If you can’t have a good time there, you can’t have one anywhere. Tourists are there, but only the better sort who venture away from Times Square. They’re often fun and interesting to talk to. It’s still mostly New York residents, and they’re not prole, whatever that means. I suspect it means nothing.

        “Upper Hell’s Kitchen”? That’s a new micro neighb I’ve never heard of. They used to have a giant abandoned apartment building there, I think 9th and 56-57. Has it been rehabbed? Otherwise, nothing was going on there bar or restaurant wise.

        Westy, We Never Knew Youse

        October 13, 2019 at 9:07 PM

      • The Windermere is in the process of being refurbished:

        Maybe in another 10 years …

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        October 13, 2019 at 11:36 PM

      • A series of street blocks with every storefront that is for a foodie or a drunkard is prolish, and that’s what 9th Ave and much of the 50s resemble. A great place to have a great time if you’re in a hipster mood, yes, but a nightmare on a Fri and Sat night, if you live around there. There is a paucity of shops in Hell’s Kitchen, so it seems, but there is a gluttony n smuttering array of restaurants and bars.

        I used to live on W. 57th and 9th Ave, which borders the area called the Upper West Side on 59th St. Not as populated with eating establishments, and it’s close to Central Park West and the Time Warner Center. This is what Lion should be aiming for. I’m not a Bobo (wealthy SWPL), but this area what I called the Upper Hell’s Kitchen, which is the beginning of Bobo Land (this is where the real wealth resides on the West Side), where as the lower part of Hell’s Kitchen is just another Hipsterville like the East Village.

        Ok, what, who's this again?

        October 14, 2019 at 12:57 AM

      • I was a block away from the Windermere in 2002. The scaffolding didn’t appear a few years later and it has remain there ever since. It’s disgusting and you could blame it on cost disease for any construction project.

        Ok, what, who's this again?

        October 14, 2019 at 10:43 AM

      • The Windermere is an example of how NYC’s zoning laws screw everything up. The owner was a Japanese investor who gave up on the property and refused to pay his taxes after he was unsuccessful in being able to evict residents and tear it down.

        Then some activists got it landmarked.

        Despite the seeming sturdiness of the brick exterior, the interior was crumbling and unsalvageable, which is why it was condemned as unfit for human habitation.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        October 14, 2019 at 11:17 AM

      • If it’s unfit for habitation, then why are there refurbishing the structure? It should be teared down for a glass tower.

        We’re almost in the 3rd decade of the 21st Century, and NYC just seems like a town full of tourists. Just walking on 9th Avenue, I can hear a gazillion foreign languages being spoken.

        Ok, what, who's this again?

        October 14, 2019 at 2:07 PM

      • It WAS unfit for habitation, it appears that they tore down everything inside the building and built a whole new building inside the facade, which will be used as a hotel.

        As far as why didn’t they do the much more efficient thing of tearing the whole thing down, because it was landmarked.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        October 14, 2019 at 3:37 PM

      • It’s too bad that the Windermere has become an unfinished project, now in a limbo. W 57th and 9th is literally the demarcation between the real wealthy Bobos and poseur Hipsters.

        Hipsters and Strivers live in Hell’s Kitchen and Bobos live on the Upper West Side. Bobos live in their quiet sections of Manhattan while they feast and play in noisy Hipsterhoods.

        Ok, what, who's this again?

        October 14, 2019 at 11:17 PM

    • My teenage daughters are OBSESSED with contrapoints. She does occasionally make lion-like points.


      October 13, 2019 at 3:36 PM

      • I’m so out of it. I have to google contrapoints.


        October 14, 2019 at 9:45 AM

    • Who is contrapoints? Always give links when u refer to other blogs.


      October 14, 2019 at 9:44 AM

      • OK so I looked it up.


        This is getting ridiculous.


        October 14, 2019 at 9:47 AM

  9. As a black man let me just make clear. Black people can never be racist. Let me say that again – never racist. Remember in the movie 10000 years a slave where the evil white character Brad Pitt flaunted his good looks and nice hair at the main black actor? Y’all remember that shit right? Or the time when no black people won an Oscar???! Wheres your excuses white people? How racist is that shit!

    Social Justice Warrior

    October 14, 2019 at 10:03 AM

    • @SJW,

      You’re not fooling anyone, and you’re not funny. Why? Because you can’t caricature a caricature.


      October 14, 2019 at 2:59 PM

      • I don’t think he’s trying to fool anyone, he’s just trying to be satirical.

        It was funny the first few times he did it, but like all humor, it gets old.

        The first time I saw Gallagher smash a watermelon, it was hilarious, one of the funniest things I ever saw, I couldn’t stop laughing.

        The second time, it was mildly amusing.

        The third time, pretty boring.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        October 14, 2019 at 3:37 PM

  10. Lion, what’s the most affordable swpl part of my? My soon to be father in law wants to buy us a place in flushing but I think it might be too prole / asian for me.


    October 14, 2019 at 4:02 PM

    • Flushing: Very prole, very Asian. Plus it literally sounds like a toilet.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      October 14, 2019 at 4:28 PM

      • I grew up in corona but lived in suburban philly since 2002, so I don’t know much about ny. I wanna live somewhere that’s swpl but still within his price range. I’m hoping for either greenpoint or maybe astoria


        October 14, 2019 at 4:53 PM

      • All of the outer boroughs are undesirable from a SWPL standpoint. Unless you are working at home, commuting to Manhattan from the outer boroughs for work is a toll to your sanity, whether it’s from Downtown Brooklyn, Astoria, Belt Parkway Brooklyn or Flushing.

        Ok, what, who's this again?

        October 14, 2019 at 8:22 PM

  11. Lion: we’ve deployed a couple thou troops in Saudi. Endless wars!


    October 14, 2019 at 6:34 PM

  12. gothamette

    October 15, 2019 at 2:34 AM

  13. My pronouns are bippity, boppity, and boo.


    October 15, 2019 at 8:10 AM

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