Thank Goddess that Canada had a right-wing-extremist mass murder of Muslims so that progressives’ and academics’ decades-long insistence of the danger of right-wing extremists could finally be vindicated. They were right all along, they can now insist. [continue with “Finally: A hate crime that progressives can get behind” →]
The foregoing posting appeared on Joe Clark’s personal Weblog on 2017.02.16 14:52. This presentation was designed for printing and omits components that make sense only onscreen.
(WITH ADDITIONS) I unfucked various of Jordan Peterson’s terrible PDFs, and made audio files of YouTube interviews nobody in their right mind would sit fixedly at a computer watching.
(If you’re on a podcast or dictating over the phone,
/jordanbpeterson, or almost anything you could think of, including misspellings, will work.)
Update: I managed to forget esteemed colleague Jeremy Keith’s Huffduffer service despite having stayed at Jeremy’s house twice. You can now subscribe via RSS at will and audio files will just show up in your podcast player (surely Overcast‽) as God intended.
Peterson has about $150,000 in annual pledges, but neither he nor his son has acknowledged my many offers to help publish technically correct and usable files. The next things Peterson will screw up are transcripts and captioning despite now positively having the money to do both perfectly. The mark of a great Ph.D. is never ever admitting you don’t know something.
Also: “C‑16” is not written with a hyphen.
The foregoing posting appeared on Joe Clark’s personal Weblog on 2017.01.07 13:01. This presentation was designed for printing and omits components that make sense only onscreen.
Emoji aren’t enough in the vocabulary of the paralanguage of Instagram. “Blackletter, the folk music of type classifications,” I elsewhere wrote, “can be and is used for basically everything,” from Vietnamese book covers to Vegan Black Metal Chef.
Hence emoji and blackletter are both over. What the kool kidz are using to dogwhistle to each other is runic characters.
They indeed exist in Unicode, and they certainly are not a font of Latin type the way blackletter is. They are unrelated letters that do not map one-to-one to English. You cannot write English text in runic. This is hardly stopping neopagans and soi-disant Vikings on Instagram.
Just a few examples of usernames (look them up yourself; some are even girls) and the deks they wrote to identify themselves to each other:
- :ᛟ:ᚨ:ᛏ:ᚦ: ⚒ :ᛖᛗᛒᚱᚨᚲᛖ:ᚦᛖ:ᚺᚨᛏᛖ:
- ᚨᛚᛖᚲᛋᚨᚾᛞᚱᚨ CTHYLLA rovdjur
- ᛗᚨᚱᛁᛏ ᚨᚱᚾᛞᛏ die with memories, not dreams
- ᚨᛒᛚᚾ scandinavian boy. ❄️ just doing my worst.🐇
- ᚱᚢᚾ᛫ᚨᚾᛞ᛫ᛈᚨᚷᚨᚾ᛫ᛃᛖᚹᛖᛚᚱᛁ Handcrafted Artisan jewelry
- ᚨᛗᚱᛟᛞ ᚲᚨᛁ ᚱᛁᚾᚷᛖᚱᛁᛚ
- ᛞᚨᚾᛠᛚᛚᛖ ᛟᚾᛇᛚ 18 • Scottish • Viking Warrior • Norse Mythology • Skål 🗡🍻
- ᛏᛁᛗᛗᛦ᛫ᛗᚠᚾ᛫ᛞᚢᛗᚨᛋ 🇺🇸🌹☘️⚜️⚫️⚪️
One of Pup Sage’s runic tattoos:
On his left arm the runes gloss as “Do what ye will” (excerpted in photo). On the right side the gloss is “An it harm none.” (We went over that a couple of times and he checked my notes with his glasses on. I still think it’s “and.”) Sage is quite unequivocal about being pagan.
Signpost for the Wolves (“Fools”) of Vinland’s camp, as seen on Jack Donovan’s Instagram.
(Runes are personally meaningful to Operation Werewolf’s Paul Waggener.)
For Instagram pagans, apart from identifying themselves to each other as pagans, is runic “type” a signal that they’re also pro-white/pro-White/pro-hWite, or white-nationalist or white-supremacist in some way? Pup Sage isn’t. And a lot of these Instagram kidz are Scandinavians (or thus by lineage) and/or goths. Both of those could plausibly adopt runes, albeit for different reasons (heritage and style, respectively), and many in fact really are kids.
I think the answer is no. Runes are merely a clan or tribe indicator. Neither clans nor tribes (cf. Svinfylkin) can exist if everyone can be a member. Nordic pagans and heathens, autochtonously so or self-styled, may wish to set up a badge that makes it clear who’s in and who’s out. And if they’re really Nordic, they’re going to be white.
(I asked JGiraud about the meaning and use of his runes. He isn’t exactly a leader of this movement, if it even is that [it’s more of a practice], but nonetheless he did not respond.)
The foregoing posting appeared on Joe Clark’s personal Weblog on 2016.12.30 11:54. This presentation was designed for printing and omits components that make sense only onscreen.
Queer Progress: From Homophobia to Homonationalism is a title with something to repel everyone save for the cadre of progressives, career liars, and extremists that are author Tim McCaskell’s base and audience. The book is that subversive’s second de facto autobiography, and if you take it at face value it constitutes a history of gay and lesbian activism in Toronto. So that’s how I’m going to take it.
Here’s McCaskell reading at Word on the Street this year. I am reasonably sure I was seated directly behind Richard Fung, whom I’ll return to later.
Essentially everyone who played any real role in the history recounted in Queer Progress is white, as is Tim McCaskell himself. “White gay men and lesbians built gay Toronto” is a statement of historical fact that, when stated as historical fact, gets your mike cut off at a “community” event. But McCaskell proved it. [continue with “All the white people in Tim McCaskell’s book” →]
The foregoing posting appeared on Joe Clark’s personal Weblog on 2016.12.21 14:01. This presentation was designed for printing and omits components that make sense only onscreen.
I deny being “lonely.”
The foregoing posting appeared on Joe Clark’s personal Weblog on 2016.12.16 15:46. This presentation was designed for printing and omits components that make sense only onscreen.
XDolan: “t the McGill campus there is cradle of all the hottest people on earth. And they’re all there wearing their sportswear and wearing their little McGill hoodies, and you’re like, ‘Oh, my God, I want you to do sport on me.’ ” Ask me about those special McGill football players I knew.
The foregoing posting appeared on Joe Clark’s personal Weblog on 2016.12.02 14:54. This presentation was designed for printing and omits components that make sense only onscreen.
I was ahead of the curve on two right-wing-asshole issues I’ve covered recently. I shouldn’t have been surprised, and neither should you be. [continue with “Ahead of the curve on ARC and Evalion” →]
The foregoing posting appeared on Joe Clark’s personal Weblog on 2016.11.28 15:47. This presentation was designed for printing and omits components that make sense only onscreen.