Clippings From Elsewhere

But posing and posturing have become a mass phenomenon, the tattooing of our time. Of nothing is this more true than contemporary Woke morality. Whereas not long ago young people of the middle classes sought to express their sympathy for the lower and supposedly oppressed orders by imitating their tattoos and way of dress, imitation being the highest form of empathy available to egotists, they now express the same desire by making Wokeness the touchstone of their morality. They think they are rebelling when, of course, they are conforming. They do not realise that it is more difficult, and more courageous, to contradict a friend than to criticise a society.

Theodore Dalrymple on pretentious guilt and moral grandiosity.

One of these.

16 Replies to “Clippings From Elsewhere”

  1. Unfortunately their “woke” morality is very immoral. The exact opposite of what morality truly is.

    1. I recall an old Simpsons cartoon – Bart wants an earring ‘To be different’ – Homer drops him off at school – every kid has an earring.

      And it’s untold eons since I saw The Simpsons.

  2. Out-woke them.
    However woke they are, you are woker.
    It’s easy to make the woke BS up on the fly as it doesn’t have to make any logical sense at all.
    In fact the more absurd and ridiculous the more woke you sound.

    “Didja catch the big game last night?”
    “Or course not, the NHL are not woke enough for me.
    I won’t watch hockey until they start calling the 2nd period The Jacob Blake Rape period.”

    If they were going to act logically they would have done so by now.
    Push the lemmings over the cliff.

  3. Identity Politics:
    “Is there a way to save Toronto’s only Black-owned radio station G98.7FM?”
    Yes, find some listeners. But when you make this claim “Next week, Toronto’s only Black-owned commercial radio station may be sold. G98.7FM (also known as CKFG-FM) is set to be awarded to the highest bidder after being placed in a court-ordered receivership. It sounds like a modern day auction block — and it feels like déjà vu.”
    Well where is that ‘community’ ?

  4. Tattooing sure was a curious phenomenon wasn’t it? Once the sole domain of sailors, prisoners and carnies became so mainstreamed it’s difficult to find anyone nowadays who isn’t inked.
    I say “was” because I think it’s tailed off somewhat. I think.

    1. it’s difficult to find anyone nowadays who isn’t inked

      It seems that most of the security at the Edmonton airport are tattooed, particularly the short, fat purple-haired “ladies”. The more tattoos one of them has, the bigger their yap is, and the tougher they think they are.

      1. BA….making me laugh…I too have seen some of these purple short haired tatooed lesbian caricatures m’self while travelling within the country… Same types ya see at pride parades and Burn Loot Murder gatherings

        ..enough to make ya puke..!!

    2. burton

      Ironicaly enought, I have been a sailor with the RCN for almost 34 years now and do not have a single tatoo. Go figue

    3. Yeah, burton, there’s a lot of Tattoo “artiste’s” these days struggling to make a living. I live in a small town, and if I remember correctly, we are at about number five or six of the Tattoo businesses that have opened and then slowly died over about three to six months, in the past ten years or so. The current one is also struggling now. I see it as basically a longer running fad, that is slowly subsiding. I don’t think it will go away, but it will be less popular in the future. The fad that really irks me are these pierced idiots with jewellery all over their faces, lips, and tongues. I have to always suppress the idea of grabbing at them and ripping them off. I always get a mental picture of myself attacking some face pierced idiot with pliers in my hands.

      1. It’s too bad I won’t live long enough to see seniors homes filled with tattooed grannies.

  5. Telling the truth consistently helps make clear who your real friends are.

    Most of the woke cult have no friends, no people in their lives who genuinely care if they live or die—none that they haven’t done everything in their power to alienate or drive away, anyway.

    Once they outlive their usefulness they will be “cancelled,” which, unless they happen to be very wealthy (q.v. J K Rowling), will condemn then to permanent destitution, as nobody wants a troublemaking “fascist” on the team.

  6. Full circle, soon young punks,looking for a fight,will be remarking on Tattoos with sarcasm,such as”Thats a nasty scar yuh got there..Cut yourself shaving?”
    45 years ago I had a good friend who hated tattooed toughs with a vicious passion,he used that line to humiliate / start a fight way too often.