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Weirdo black conspiracy theorist hates Bird Box because “no good-looking brother would want a pregnant, pale, pig-nose beast like Sandra Bullock.” And that’s just the beginning.

Sandra Bullock and Trevante Rhodes in Bird Box

By David Futrelle

It isn’t just the white supremacists who are mad about Bird Box. No, it turns out that at least one black supremacist has some big problems with the Netflix post-apocalyptic horror hit as well. And his issues with the film are even weirder than theirs.

Some white supremacists are taking aim at Bird Box, as I noted in a recent post, because they think the film — whose most heroic figures are a white women and a black man — is some sort of SJW propaganda designed to denigrate the straight white male.

But the black conspiracy theorist behind the virulently anti-white and anti-Semitic Race Rules blog is angry at the film because he doesn’t think the handsome black hero of the film would really be into “preggo over-the-hill skank Sandra Bullock” who “looks like a damn tr***y.”

Mr. Race Rules starts off by noting that he doesn’t like “race-mixing” in movies because there really is no such thing in the real world.  Strap yourself in here, folks, because this is where things start to get really weird. “[T]he so-called races are actually different species,” he writes.

Blacks are the only humans and everyone else are all animal humanoid hybrids or what I call manimals.

And even though Sandra Bullock’s self-sacrificing boyfriend in the film, played by Trevante Rhodes, presumably doesn’t believe that white people are literal “manimals,” Mr. Race Rules still doesn’t believe that “someone as good looking as that brother” would want anything to do with

a pregnant, pale, curveless, pig-nose beast like Sandra Bullock in real life … Black men that are attractive rarely go after skanks unless  they have been hurt by black women, they are drunk or high or just goddamn brainwashed to fuck manimal bitches for some reason like porn.

Love that he manages to blame black women for what he sees as Rhodes’ poor romantic choice. Weird how dudes who rail against the alleged evils of white women — regardless of their own race or political views — almost always seem to hate black women at least as much, if not more.

Mr. Race Rules is also annoyed that Rhodes’ character turns out to be what today’s white supremacists would call a cuck — raising kids fathered by men of a different race. Sorry, species.

To make matters worse the dumb ass nigga was going to be raising two white kids with a white woman as a black man. What the fuck is that? Reverse reparations?!?!? I’ll never take care of some white bastard kid. She didn’t even want them herself just like most white females who always pretend to love their kids. Ain’t buyin’ it. White females are full of shit…..literally and figuratively.

Despite the much-discussed diversity of the Bird Box cast of main characters, there are no black women in roles more prominent than “Woman in Entryway.” Mr. Race Rules thinks he knows why.

“Did anyone notice this one last very important thing?!?!?” he asks.

NO BLACK WOMEN!!!!!!! That was no fucking accident. The elite worship the black woman. It is their doorway to the future through the black womb since pinkazoids are all dying out….much of it from their own compulsive self-extermination.

Wat.

They never want to disrespect the black womb-man too much on the big screen because they know where we all come from. There’s no problem slaughtering and incarcerating record numbers of black and Latino males but they have to protect the black womb to ensure their genetic future for now. Most black females still don’t get it. Once the manimals get what they need from you….YOU’RE DEAD!!!!!!!!!!!

Just FYI, black “females!”

But Mr. Race Rules’ theories about white manimals and black womb-men aren’t even the weirdest part of his, er, review of Bird Box. No, that honor has to go to his discussion of “falcon Heru the Hero.” Who, you ask? Let’s let him, er, explain:

The movie had a few interpretations as far as I could see with my 3rd eye partially open. One is the blind fold was blinding the pineal gland showing how everyone is really unconscious these days from all the poison and brainwashing. Second the bird box (B+B=2+2=22+Master Builder) showed how the falcon Heru the Hero is actually being held in a box or this Matrix and keeping his 3rd eye (really 1st eye) from awakening by the parasitic elite and their minions using light-bending technology to prevent the light code frequencies from returning through our ancestors.

Okey dokey then.

For a little context: Heru is another name for the falcon-headed Egyptian god Horus, and is apparently a major part of the esoteric conspiracy theories that Mr. Race Rules and a number of other similar theorists espouse. But I haven’t looked into the details of this yet, because my poor brain has already been taxed enough for one day, and I suspect that now yours has been as well.

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Fujimoto
Fujimoto
1 year ago

Blacks are the only humans and everyone else are all animal humanoid hybrids or what I call manimals.

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Ariblester
Ariblester
1 year ago

Strap yourself in here, folks, because this is where things start to get really weird. “[T]he so-called races are actually different species,” he writes.

Is that really “weird”? The Nation of Islam believes that the white man was created by a mad scientist named Yakub.

Wanda
Wanda
1 year ago

I’m not particularly well-versed enough in the hotep world (I stay in my lane, usually) to know if this guy would qualify as a hotep, but I do know hoteps have a very strange fascination with the wombs of black women. For a while Pinterest, for whatever reason, thought I was a hotep. I’d only get emails from them once every year, and it would be like “here are some items we think you’d like”, followed by a bunch of hotep-related items. There were a lot of paintings of pregnant black women. I’m sure they use this as evidence of why they totes don’t hate women. No, they looooove black women, as long as they’re pregnant and barefoot in the kitchen.

Phryne
Phryne
1 year ago

… I was already having a very weird day. Why did I read this?

Otrame
Otrame
1 year ago

Well, this looks like somebody figured he might make him a little money copying white racist rhetoric. He’s not the first. And he’s not especially good at it. The last part suggests why. It’s hard to come up with good rhetoric if you are not in good contact with reality.

Chris Oakley
1 year ago

Quoth the raven: WTF?!!

Podkayne Lives
Podkayne Lives
1 year ago

“Pinkazoids”. OK.

Ariblester
Ariblester
1 year ago

Otrame
January 7, 2019 at 7:34 pm

Well, this looks like somebody figured he might make him a little money copying white racist rhetoric.

Why would he need to “copy” white supremacists when black supremacy is also a well-developed fringe movement with similar (but opposite) ideas about blood purity?

Stephanie Tohill
Stephanie Tohill
1 year ago

@Otrame

He wouldn’t need to “copy” white supremacists, plenty of black men manage to do bad all themselves. For example the misogynoir myself and friends have faced is far more frequent from Black men.

The saddest thing about Hotep foolishness is knowing I have some people in my circle who adhere to this.

*The Shame*

D. D. Webb
1 year ago

Maybe I’ve just become jaded but the thing that oddly popped out at me is how much better this dude’s spelling, grammar, and sentence structure is than that of the white supremacists whose nonsense gets featured on this blog.

I’m not reading anything into that, it just struck me as funny.

Yep, definitely jaded.

Bina
1 year ago

Jeebus. It’s like this guy is a photo-negative of all the white supremacist menzers out there. It’s the same hate, just with the colors reversed. Both are rabid antisemites. And both of them hate on the Other with a blazing passion, and both make equally much sense…which is to say, NONE.

tim gueguen
1 year ago

And they think of women primarily as property.

Zemyla
Zemyla
1 year ago

And they both are virulently transphobic and think saying a woman is trans is one of the most devastating insults one can level against her.

Buttercup Q. Skullpants
Buttercup Q. Skullpants
1 year ago

Second the bird box (B+B=2+2=22+Master Builder) showed how the falcon Heru the Hero is actually being held in a box or this Matrix and keeping his 3rd eye (really 1st eye) from awakening by the parasitic elite and their minions using light-bending technology to prevent the light code frequencies from returning through our ancestors

Is this what’s happening on the back of the dollar bill?

Shadowplay
Shadowplay
1 year ago

Pineal eye – now there’s a bit of foolishness I’ve not seen for years. I thought that From Beyond had not only looted it’s corpse, but burned it and salted the ashes.

Bakunin
Bakunin
1 year ago

Ten bucks on him being a flat earther too

Troubelle: Moonbeam Malcontent, Bard of the New Movement
Troubelle: Moonbeam Malcontent, Bard of the New Movement
1 year ago

…Master Builder?

Since when is The LEGO Movie part of Hotep mythology? Was Vitruvius such a massive influence on them (despite being a clear media puppet of Dwyght Mann, being the black dude that dies first and is in fact the only dude to die)? Is their ideal being able to see the components of the world around them, save a few alien outliers?

I don’t know.

leftwingfox
1 year ago

Sorry to hear that Stephanie. The link between racist nationalism and misogyny seems pretty universal, regardless of the people practicing it.

Blacks are the only humans and everyone else are all animal humanoid hybrids or what I call manimals.

Dude, it’s a fursona, and black people have them too. 😛

Ooglyboggles
Ooglyboggles
1 year ago

Wow, huh, that’s, a different style than what we normally see when it comes to the manosphere.

Katie kitten420
Katie kitten420
1 year ago

Yeah this guy is just a straight-up hotep. Black readers know what I’m talking about I assume. I’ll explain it to anyone who’s curious but Google is obviously more capable than me LOL. That last bit with the third eye and the numbers confirms it beyond a shadow of a doubt. They’re not copying white supremacists at all this is been around for decades now. They’re just as racist and misogynist know the specific name for it is Misogynoir. I’ve been lurking and not posting since that, I can’t think of a word, debacle I guess of a argument I ended up in with a large number of people. I’ve been busy so I haven’t gotten a chance to say what I wanted to say about that. And then I forgot but in the last few weeks I’ve had a few conversations that reminded me of it and gave me and idea. I was at least 80% completely wrong but one or two things I still stand by. So I’m not going to get on that again I have and entirely new question. The answers I get to that will tell me everything I need to know and not getting any answers will tell me almost exactly as much. I’ve gotten very discouraged by the purity testing and just hostility and nastiness to people who are ignorant and honestly trying to better themselves and educate themselves in good faith and just asking questions and people don’t just choose not to answer which is totally there right to be clear. I’m black biracial female bisexual polyamorous submissive I mean depending on how you count it I’m in a large number of minorities and or oppressed groups I would never claim anyone had to educate me. How does hostility help someone who’s not a troll and is truly trying to educate themselves and be a better person? Like everyone says all this stuff about tone policing I honestly think the great majority of that is b******* sure people are allowed to be angry people are allowed to talk however they want but what are you trying to accomplish what is the goal? Feeling satisfied in the moment? Because honestly not only me a number people like me that I know personally who are shall we say psychologically frail like I am it’s not like we want to be Republican and switch sides because our poor feelings are hurt LOL but we are scared to ask questions. How does keeping people that are ignorant about certain topics because well in my case I was a very frivolous party girl who has no interest in politics until this debacle of an election.(I did things like police brutality activism but politics seems so unimportant to me, it seemed like the parties weren’t that different plus New York City goes blue always anyway so my vote didn’t seem to matter to me)who are truly asking questions in good faith ignorant? I asked questions here all the time and I learned so much and a number of other people did and maybe I’m the only one that notice most of those people are gone. I’m only speaking a vocal minority of people here. Most people were incredibly helpful. But there were a number of people and I’m pretty sure they know who they are who were hostile and told me I was being essentially f***** up for even saying what I was saying. How do I learn without asking? How is it offencive if someone’s truly not understanding what they’re saying? Being a black female with tons of white friends I’ve been asked so much more offencive s*** then I said anywhere here ever. I mean s*** that’s truly racist in deed though not in intent. They don’t have any hostility or dislike for people of color, they truly don’t get why what they’re saying is racist. I’m sorry and I guess you could argue this if you like but having to deal with the sexism that comes with being a woman and the racism that comes with being black is much harsher than just having to deal with sexism as a female on its own so I feel if I cannot be hostile why are y’all sometimes and again I’m speaking obviously only to the people who were hostile. Please people who were not do not take this like it’s addressed to you. Many many people helped me very kindly but I’ve noticed some white women have a tendency to be like not me not all white women even if no one’s referring to them. I’m a black woman, which let’s be real, is pretty much the most despised combination of all. I’m a queer black woman who’s into BDSM and polyamorous LOL. Like I’m pretty sure no white woman can comprehend the amount of truly offencive s*** I have to deal on an everyday basis that is just my life. But I have no urges to ever be hostile to people who truly want to better themselves and be less ignorant. I’ll be like wow that was really f****** racist you shouldn’t say that because it blah blah blah blah blah. So the question is why when someone who is truly trying to learn in good faith would you be hostile? Why not say nothing at all? How does it help to hurt and scare people who are insecure or have anxiety disorders bipolar disorders whatever kind of mental illness that makes them psychologically frail and over emotional and over sensitive enough that they decide they will just stay ignorant because they don’t want to be yelled at or attacked or especially dogpiled(which I’m not saying specifically happened here in that instance I think it’s a touch strong to describe how people responded to me but I’ve seen it happen many times in many liberal spaces)so how does that help anybody? The ignorant people who are asking questions in good faith or but less ignorant people who are being asked. I want white people to know more about racial issues ones who are allies and want to help. That only helps me. If they’re ignorant then sure there tone might not be ideal because they don’t realize the seriousness or complexities of the topic. So that’s a reason to just leave them ignorant or hurt their feelings? Tone policing is a Bing but I think people have gotten super out of hand using it it’s much less common then people try to claim. I’m not trying to tell anyone what to say or how is say it except in the sense of why hurt people? Why upset people who are over sensitive and easily hurt? People who are trying to do their best. What does that actually accomplish because what it accomplished with me is now I’m scared to ask questions. Truly. Unless it’s someone I’ve known for ages and ages I just won’t anymore and I’ll just stay ignorant. For some reason I’m awful at Google, like my boyfriend says I use too many keywords but I can’t figure out which ones to leave out so I have trouble finding information that I want sometimes if it’s not incredibly easy. But now I’m scared to ask people on websites it’s not worth having a crying fit over because people were mean to me. And I know many people who feel this way. So people who do that what are y’all trying to accomplish? Or people who don’t do that who are just better at divining human nature than I am(because I’m literally trash at that. It is my worst thing, I have no tact or social skills. Maybe y’all can tell me why other people do it). I just want to know how it helps anyone to keep people who want to be better people who want to be less ignorant people asking questions in good faith uninformed. Like if you don’t want to say anything don’t but why be hostile? I hope it’s obvious I’m not referring to trolls or anything of that sort. A lot of people here know and other people who are newer can scroll back. The community on this site help me learn so many things. But nowadays if that’s the type of response I’m going to get when I asked a question about something I’m totally ignorant about then I’m too scared to ask it. It makes me very sad cuz this site help me so much no one used to be like that. Oh my God I’m tearing up now, I truly miss that. I’m so sorry for the essay. Long time readers know well I don’t know how to do concise. But this is why I haven’t posted since then and I’m very curious why this is even a thing especially such a ubiquitous thing among very Progressive groups. Everyone I hope you had lovely holidays and are having a great new year it’ll be hard for it to be worse than 2018 SMH. Good night

JoeB
JoeB
1 year ago

Species is a tricky concept when you really get down to it, but breeding to produce fertile offspring is a pretty accepted indication that two creatures are the same species…

JoeB
JoeB
1 year ago

Black Athena was my introduction to Hotep stuff, never read much past that, I like CTs but there were more mainstream ones that caught my eye (currently a QAnon watcher, those folks are sick!)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Athena

Virgin Mary
Virgin Mary
1 year ago

I didn’t know what a hotep was but I think I might be working for one. 🙁
It’s my first day back at work today and he’s my first client. I just have to listen to his twaddle and say yes and no in the right places.

Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
1 year ago

@ Katie kitten

Hey, welcome back. And belated happy new year.

Weird (and tired of trumplings) Eddie
Weird (and tired of trumplings) Eddie
1 year ago

@David:

How the F””” do you FIND this shit?!?!?

Conspiracy fantasies are getting weirder by orders of magnitude…. It’s like bad science-fiction where anything goes!

Katamount
Katamount
1 year ago

Blacks are the only humans and everyone else are all animal humanoid hybrids or what I call manimals.

Oh, I had a much different name for those back when I was a kid:

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A part of me wishes I kept up with that series, because much like ReBoot, apparently it went to some daaark places as it went on, despite the protagonists being high school kids.

Actually, it kinda brought to mind how teenage children were often pressed into military service, whether conscripted into the ranks or pressured into service by a noble family. Back in the age of sail, midshipmen in the Royal Navy were often children as young as 12 and Ensigns in the British Army could be that young as well. There was a story that Admiral Lord Nelson, who himself began his naval career at that age, was approached by an admiring midshipman and Nelson asked him his age. When the midshipman replied he was 13, Nelson reportedly said “Too young. Too young.”

Did anybody else read those Animorphs books?

Dr. Thang
Dr. Thang
1 year ago

Holy balls, that last quote, is this what people who aren’t huge nerds feel like when I make deep Tolkien or Elder Scrolls references? Guys like this and white supremacists, of which there doesn’t appear to be much of a difference, are so delusional I feel like I need a Silmarillion worth of lore about the little fantasy world they live in to understand a word they’re saying.

Also, I keep seeing the term “hotep” floating around, am I the only one who doesn’t know what that means? Am I just super dumb?

Surplus to Requirements, Observer of the Vast Blight-Wing Enstupidation
Surplus to Requirements, Observer of the Vast Blight-Wing Enstupidation
1 year ago

@Katie:

I’ll explain it to anyone who’s curious but Google is obviously more capable than me LOL

That’s being far, far too generous to Google. Google can find pages about something, but it can’t by any stretch of the imagination explain anything. Only a human can do that: usefully summarize or give a quick explanatory précis of the basics of something. To be sure, Google will likely find a few such introductory explainers when the topic is searched … of varying quality and reliability, mixed in with other results on the topic, and if you know absolutely nothing about that topic as yet you won’t have a good grasp of how to sort out likely reliable and reputable results from ones that are crap, too advanced, biased, or what-have-you.

That being said, it might be useful to search some other places than google. Wikipedia and RationalWiki might be decent resources on something like this.

@Katamount:

A part of me wishes I kept up with that series, because much like ReBoot, apparently it went to some daaark places as it went on, despite the protagonists being high school kids.

Actually, it kinda brought to mind how teenage children were often pressed into military service

There seem to be similarities, in that regard, also with Harry Potter: high school age kids as protagonists, goes to some daaark places, and they more or less end up sucked into a war and having to be soldiers.

Fishy Goat
Fishy Goat
1 year ago

@KatieKittie *hugs* if you’d like some. As to why people lash out? Any number of reasons, mainly having nothing at all to do with you. I think right now all progressives are feeling on edge because of the worldwide right wing enstupidation (yes, that’s a word *snicker*) and general nastiness.

@David *puts on amateur Egyptologist hat* FYI Heru is the Egyptian name, Horus is the Greek name. (It’s not a made-up name, in other words.)

Ariblester
Ariblester
1 year ago

@KatieKitten420

As a general rule, attempting to learn anything by playing devil’s advocate or going “I believe X; change my mind” is a terrible way to learn anything, because it’s immediately frames the following exchange as an adversarial debate. Which is the last thing that you’d want.

It is basically impossible for one to accept new knowledge when they are forced by the format of the debate to defend their old assumptions and beliefs.

If the hope is that through the debate, any potentially incorrect assumptions will be meticulously rebutted and dismantled, keep dreaming. This has never happened in the history of rhetoric.

(That was hyperbole; I actually don’t know if my previous statement on the history of rhetoric is true or not. But that’s not the point of rhetoric, is it? And what is a debate but a rhetorical exercise?)

In addition, if this happens in a public forum, it may also lead to said devil’s advocate being rebutted by several people in succession, resulting in the devil’s advocate feeling like they are being mobbed and overwhelmed. The chances of any of the counterarguments being remembered, much less accepted, drops off pretty quickly.

Of course, if all of this is coupled with the devil’s advocate unilaterally redefining terms with already well-established meanings (thus confusing the discussion) and being ignorant of giant swathes of the necessary background knowledge (thus lacking a common objective basis on which to build their argument), and then getting very defensive once this is pointed out (thus exhausting any goodwill on the part of the opposite party), then it would not at all be surprising if the result is that everyone becomes confused and agitated. One might even say that they become… hostile.

So, don’t do that.

Catalpa
Catalpa
1 year ago

@Katiekitten420

Welcome back! Is it the pro-life debate from several months ago that you’re referring to? The commentariat wasn’t hostile towards you because you were asking questions. It’s because you repeatedly defended people who identify as pro-life. The same thing would have happened to people who spent time here defending people who identify as incels, or as white nationalists, or as any other widely known disgusting movement of that stripe.

If you want to ask questions without making a defense of people who identify with abhorrent movements, you’re more than welcome to do so. I don’t feel like this should be a very difficult criteria to fulfill, so you shouldn’t have to worry.

Gaebolga
Gaebolga
1 year ago

@ Dr. Thang

Hoteps are essentially a group of black supremacists who throw a lot of ancient Egyptian mythology into the mix because they believe the pharaohs were all black folk.

My personal favorite definition listicle about hoteps comes from an article in The Root from a few years back:

Damon Young wrote:

Anyway, as for some signs that a person might be Hotep, look for the following:

1. a steadfast belief in illogical conspiracy theories

2. an arrogant adherence to respectability politics

3. sexism and homophobia that vacillate from “thinly veiled” to “If being gay is natural, how come there ain’t any gay elephants?”

4. unbowed and uncompromising support for any black man accused of any wrongdoing, even if said man’s guilt is clear

5. ashy ankles

C.A.Collins
C.A.Collins
1 year ago
Virgin Mary
Virgin Mary
1 year ago

That guy I’m working for ATM seems very hotep, he’s from Zimbabwe tho, does that count?
He’s a religious fundamentalism and anti choice anti gay anti feminist and thinks everyone is racist against him. He likes grandstanding and reads a lot of End Times Prophesy stuff.

Kiwiwriter
Kiwiwriter
1 year ago

This guy would find much in common with Klukkers, funnily enough….

Cat Mara
Cat Mara
1 year ago

@Gaebolga:

3. sexism and homophobia that vacillate from “thinly veiled” to “If being gay is natural, how come there ain’t any gay elephants?”

Shit, no-one tell him about the giraffes!

(PS Is it wrong that every time I see your ‘nym to wish I had one? Um, asking for a friend)

Gaebolga
Gaebolga
1 year ago

@ Cat Mara

No, it’s not wrong…hell, I wish I had one – and the mystical, Scáthach-taught skills required to wield it.

(A)utonomous Escapist
(A)utonomous Escapist
1 year ago

@Virgin Mary: That might well just be the lingering taint of the forceful christening of africans that colonialism heaped upon them. Hoteps, Black Israelites, 5%’ers and the Nation of Islam are US-homegrow.

Cat Mara
Cat Mara
1 year ago

@Gaebolga:

No, it’s not wrong…hell, I wish I had one – and the mystical, Scáthach-taught skills required to wield it.

Eh, throw a magic spear made from a sea monster’s spine with your foot– how hard can it be? 😉 The clean-up afterwards? 🤢

I wish Netflix or someone would have a go at doing a version of The Táin though I imagine it would be a hard sell:

“Hello, Netflix? You guys should totally do The Táin! What is it? It’s a medieval Irish legend. C’mon, everyone does Robin Hood or King Arthur, do something different for a change! The Táin‘s got everything: magic, sex, cattle theft, enough murder and violence to give even George R.R. Martin a sickener! Who’s the hero? This lad Cúchulainn. Is he good-looking? Yeah, he’s a bit of a fuckboy but the girls will love him. Well, right up till he has his warp-spasm anyway. Oh, it’s kind of a berserker rage where he swells up to five times his normal size, his skeleton revolves around inside his skin and a big ol’ jet of blood comes out of the top of his head, your CGI department will have a field day! And he has a magic spear that opens up like an umbrella inside people and fills them with spikes, isn’t that frickin’ awesome?! Hello? Hello?”

Gaebogla
Gaebogla
1 year ago

@Cat Mara

I’d be worried about how they’d fuck up Medb’s character; she may be central to a bunch of Irish mythology, but she blatantly gets more than her fair ration of grief for being a very strong female leader (even if she is a bit of a bastard on occasion…but hell, show me an Irish hero who isn’t. (Except Fergus mac Róich. Because Fergus.)).

…but The Táin would make an awesome miniseries, if they did it right. I’d love to see how they handled the whole “he killed eight men in a square formation with a single stroke and left the man in the middle alive” feat. I always pictured the guy in the center being really short….

Moggie
Moggie
1 year ago

Did someone say Cúchulainn?

Fishy Goat
Fishy Goat
1 year ago

@Cat Mara And they’d all be speaking Gaelic with subtitles!!

…no? 😀

Cat Mara
Cat Mara
1 year ago

@Gaebolga: Medb gets a Standard Misogyny Makeover™ in The Táin because it’s basically being transcribed by Christian monks and how very dare a woman own property anyway! ☹️

In fact, the whole text of The Táin is kind of defective to begin with because there are so many holes in it: it was obviously written down centuries after the first tales that made it into the cycle were first composed and so much of it is missing context. For example, the translator’s notes for one of the editions I have mention there are chunks of poetry scattered through the narrative which, when translated into English or even Modern Irish, don’t really make sense but just sound kind of cool; presumably, these were left in because they made for a good recitation. Or, like the Wikipedia article on the artefact points out, there’s obviously some kind of ritual or occult significance to the Gae Bolga that’s been lost by the time the story came to be been written down. Like, why does Cúchulainn have to throw it with his foot, or why does his charioteer have to float it down a river to him?

…but The Táin would make an awesome miniseries,…

For a long time, I thought it wouldn’t work because Cúchulainn (and Irish heroes generally) are mostly too unlikeable: they come from a culture where modesty was not considered a virtue and boasting about one’s exploits was regarded as a necessary skill. But maybe in these degenerate times of “personal brands” we could just spin him as the original “Instagram influencer”… 🤣

Cat Mara
Cat Mara
1 year ago

@Fishy Goat:

And they’d all be speaking Gaelic with subtitles!!

…no? 😀

Sounds good to me!

Makers of Star Trek: Discovery: We have our actors speaking Klingon! It sounds super-badass!
Makers of hypothetical Táin The Mini-Series: Beir greim ar mo bheor, le do thoil

Shadowplay
Shadowplay
1 year ago

One of the things I like about this place. The posts are good, but the comments send me on google quests.

Itsabeast
Itsabeast
1 year ago

@Katie kitten420

Part of the reaction you may have gotten is that like a lot of online progressive spaces, this place is dominated by white feminists. While white feminism has contributed positive things, it also amplifies and tries to justify white female fragility. Part of that fragility is feeling attacked when confronted with different ideas. Now, all of the ideas cited by the site’s host are terrible. But slight, honest disagreement gets much the same reaction here.

Itsabeast
Itsabeast
1 year ago

Too late to edit: SOME of the people here.

TB Tabby
TB Tabby
1 year ago

Anyone trying to claim “black people can’t be racist because racism is only institutional” can be shown this guy.

kupo
kupo
1 year ago

Part of the reaction you may have gotten is that like a lot of online progressive spaces, this place is dominated by white feminists. While white feminism has contributed positive things, it also amplifies and tries to justify white female fragility.

So arguing against “pro-life” arguments is white female fragility, now? 🙄🙄

Ariblester
Ariblester
1 year ago

@Itsabeast

Please feel free to read through all six pages of the comments thread that KatieKitten420 referred to (the “debacle”), starting here, before ascribing the hostility demonstrated to “white female fragility”

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