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Just another incel fantasy of a nuclear war putting “strong men” in charge again

Nuclear war is cute and funny

Here’s a creepy bit of copypasta i found crossposted on the MGTOW subreddit and the incel-infested Black Pill Club site. It’s a little apocalyptic fantasy envisioning some variety of “WW3” tearing down our allegedly lady-dominated society and putting “strong men” in charge again.

“We need WW3/something really devastating so strong men can take back western society,” the post begins.

Its no secret that western society (so far, its likely that other the rest of the world will be feminist soon as well) has been ruined by feminism and all sorts of degeneracy.

Ah, “degeneracy,” that favorite Nazi dogwhistle.

Men, especially straight white men are villified and get no respect. Everything is blamed on the “evil” patriachy. Lots of men are brainwashed into believe the whole women being oppressed narrative. I won’t even get into the lgbt+ degenerate bs here.

People are ungrateful to men who build and made the US and in general the west so powerful.

WE HUNTED THE MAMMOTH, er, sorry, “built and made the US” to feed you!

And things will only get worse. We have had it too easy in the west so people in the past few decades (and now with social media it has only gotten worse) became focused on dumb shit like feminism.

We’re living in the midst of a pandemic that has already killed more than ten times the number of Americans who died in Vietnam. Fascism is on the rise worldwide. I’m not sure things are quite so “easy” as you think unless you live a pretty cosseted life.

We need real problems, maybe WW3 or something else that is devastating so people grow up and appreciate men again

You really think you’re the grown up in this scenario? You live in a fantasy land.

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Robert Haynie
Robert Haynie
4 months ago

You know, considering that a Third World War would probably be started by men (Who still run most of the globe’s governments, copypasta assertions or no), that might make it difficult for the anti-feminist crowd to establish the dominance they fantasize about.

After all, it’s just as likely– and more so– that people might think twice about putting the same clowns in charge that blew everything the fuck up in the first place.

Ninja Socialist
Ninja Socialist
4 months ago

Dumb shit like feminism? Seriously, the fact that guys like this exist shows we still need it. Plus, what makes the think they’d be on the winning side of anything?

epronovost
epronovost
4 months ago

A the sweet smell of insecure weak men and boys who dream of one day being able to be strong in a way they never could or even wanted to in their lives.

Surplus to Requirements
Surplus to Requirements
4 months ago

They want war because they imagine that if they follow the right strongman warlord in the Mad Max aftermath, i.e., one who ends up winning against other warlords and successfully raiding settlements, they might get “comfort women” doled out to them. And get status more generally. So, basically they fantasize about getting to put on a horned helmet and go raping and pillaging.

This is fascism’s dark appeal. Start with a system where there is a social contract that promises upward status-mobility if one follows the rules and works hard. Then watch as some of the most successful gain the political clout to pull up the ladder and halt that upward mobility. Later generations get told if they work hard they can get ahead, only to find it’s not true anymore. Some are frustrated from gaining status.

Worse, the expectations placed on people to not be considered a loser haven’t changed. You still need a house with a white picket fence, or at least not to be in Mom’s basement. You still need a car. You need a career, which strictly excludes any job involving asking if people want fries with that. And all of that is out of reach of a growing fraction of young adults.

Worse still, you need a spouse, or some kind of long term romantic relationship, the committed kind, but no one will commit to someone still living in Mom’s basement and working a McJob like they were still a teenager. Their expectations for a partner are higher: present or plausible future homeowner with a car and a career with upward mobility prospects.

So that growing cohort of frustrated young adults can’t get a long term partner either. They feel locked out of adulthood itself, consigned to perpetual teenagerdom and low status when they have, per the stated rules, by now earned a higher status. They’ve been cheated; the game is rigged.

This creates in turn anger and a desire to just take what they feel they’ve earned. If they are men who objectify women, that includes taking women. Some turn to criminality: property crime, rape, organized crime. The latter offers the prospect of an alternative career with upward mobility and status; and access to “comfort women” in the form of trafficked and otherwise exploited sex workers.

It also creates a desire to hit back at those who’ve wronged them. Sometimes that gets channeled usefully, into left activism, but often it festers into a misanthropic desire to just watch the world burn … or perhaps even to light the match.

The misanthropes at first aren’t organized. They commit isolated crimes — spree shootings, bombings, serial rape and murder. Arsonists are typically from this group. But they are ripe for recruitment by any demagogue with ambitions of political power who can credibly promise them the status they feel they’ve earned, and the more they would also be a wrecking ball aimed at the whole rotten system, the greater their appeal to the misanthrope set.

So the system is unstable to takeover by a fascist demagogue. And even though Trump lost in 2020, that instability is still there.

QAnon got one thing right.

A storm is coming. And Trump was just an early sound of approaching thunder.

Surplus to Requirements
Surplus to Requirements
4 months ago

The above goes a long way toward explaining the “hidden Trump voter” phenomenon as well.

Picture a misanthrope. This one is probably relatively timid; like the vast majority, he likely lacks the gumption to “go ER” or otherwise commit crimes. Telling his boss “fuck you!” and quitting his dead-end job is probably something he routinely fantasizes about, but would never dare do for real; not and risk homelessness if he couldn’t land a new job fast enough. The most antisocial thing he’s done since graduating high school was to sign up for an account at an incel site and post a screed like the one that is the topic of David’s article.

He has long since given up on politics and quit following it. He never votes; both parties seem too rotten to support. He did, in his idealistic youth, occasionally engage in lesser-evil voting, and was a registered Democrat then, but not for 20 years now. At some point a Republican county clerk purged him from the voter rolls, to no fanfare.

Pollsters used to call him occasionally. He ignored them or said “I don’t vote” each time. They haven’t bothered with him in years. With his registration purged and a track record of saying he won’t vote, he is no longer considered a “likely voter” by any major polling organization.

Then along comes Trump. Our misanthrope doesn’t notice at first; not until after 2016’s first Republican primary debate. Then he becomes vaguely aware of the hubbub. His apoliticality bubble hid what was happening, but now Trump memes are everywhere, political posts, rants, questions, and outright spam are spilling over into normally politics-free spaces, and the name is on people’s lips at the freaking grocery store.

At first his reaction is to turtle even more. “No politics!” he screams in frustration more than once. He withdraws from Facebook and all news media and spends more time at that incel forum, only for Trump memes to flood that as well. But now he takes a bit of an interest. Those are his tribe, the blackpilled misanthropes, and a candidate for office has many of them enthused. Why?

Soon he discovers that Trump is no ordinary candidate. He angers the very people he feels have rigged the system against people like him. He promises to trash that system if elected. And somehow it doesn’t seem like a politician’s promise. Anyway, at least he’s worth a shot.

As usual these days, no pollsters call. His voting intentions never influence any of the charts and graphs that come out, predicting a narrow Clinton win. He registers to vote in late October and even after that no pollsters call.

On voting day, he goes out and pulls the lever for Trump; indeed, straight-ticket R to maximize the chances Trump will have minimal obstruction from the House and Senate.

Trump proves to be as good as his word: the big orange wrecking ball soon has everyone he hates squawking and shedding feathers. And since he’s a misanthrope, that means everyone, but especially so-called philanthropists, most of whom are Dems.

Fascinated, our misanthrope spends four years glued to the news, watching the world burn. At the end of it, pollsters again ignore him and he again votes for Trump.

This time, Trump loses. But the misanthrope is now watchful, paying quiet attention to politics, waiting for the next time there’s a candidate like Trump.

Kat, ambassador, feminist revolution (in exile)
Kat, ambassador, feminist revolution (in exile)
4 months ago

“We need WW3/something really devastating so strong men can take back western society,” the post begins.

WTF. We just got rid of a strongman in the USA, who murdered an estimated 380,059 Americans through his inaction on a deadly pandemic.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/05/06/trump-covid-death-counter/

Hitler, Mussolini, Franco, Stalin: strongmen all of them. Also, they murdered millions.

In addition, I have it on good authority that war is hell.

Why do you hate life so much.

Jon
Jon
4 months ago

You know, considering that a Third World War would probably be started by men (Who still run most of the globe’s governments, copypasta assertions or no), that might make it difficult for the anti-feminist crowd to establish the dominance they fantasize about.

After all, it’s just as likely– and more so– that people might think twice about putting the same clowns in charge that blew everything the fuck up in the first place.

Eh they’d just go you see men need to be in charge as to combat of horror of men being in charge. And that Women need appreciate men from protecting them from men.

Gaebolga
Gaebolga
4 months ago

Men, especially straight white men are villified and get no respect.

So his contention is that straight white men are all Rodney Dangerfield?

Jon
Jon
4 months ago

Black pill chud: Women need be grateful to men for protecting them from men.

Ohlmann
Ohlmann
4 months ago

@robert Haynie : did you look at the history of Europa ? Napoleon was exiled after trying to invade Europa, and the first thing french did when he came back was asking him to do that again.

And while they were stupid, I don’t think they were stupider than current folks.

Allandrel
Allandrel
4 months ago

Once again, we see a concept of “strength” defined entirely as “the ability to inflict trauma.”

A bully’s view of the world.

Sanjiv Sarwate
Sanjiv Sarwate
4 months ago

Wait, so the incels think the world will be better for them if “strong men” (i.e. Chads) are even more in charge? I thought they wanted to overthrow Chad-ocracy so that they get the Staceys to which they think they are entitled.

banned@4chan.org
banned@4chan.org
4 months ago

Please exercise caution with the phrase “cute and funny”

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=cute%20and%20funny

CW for child exploitation

weirwoodtreehugger: chief manatee
weirwoodtreehugger: chief manatee
4 months ago

Kind of silly for incels to fantasize about that. A dystopia run by strongmen would mean Chads would have even more power. Think they’re gonna let incels with their bitty wrist circumference get it on that?

Some Chick
Some Chick
4 months ago

I think you’ve hit the nail on the head. They have lived a very cosseted life and they really don’t see it. Every stubbed toe, every minor inconvenience, every tiny problem to be solved seems enormous because they have no perspective and now actively reject any attempts to give them any. Thus WW3 is a good idea because sometimes a twitter makes them feel not great about themselves. It would be pitiable if it didn’t have such a real world cost.

Dalillama
4 months ago

@Ohlmann
The difference there is that most French people didn’t consider Napoleon’s rule to be catastrophic. It’s not as though he laid waste to France during his rule.

Interesting historical tidbit re: Napoleon. There was a plot to rescue him from St. Helena and take him to Argentina, where he would supposedly lead the army there to carve out a South American empire. The group sent to break him out arrived at St. Helena some three days after Napoleon died, and had no choice but to pay their respects and go home.

Seth S
Seth S
4 months ago

Plus, what makes the think they’d be on the winning side of anything?

Narcissism. That’s what.

They’ve fantasized about being in enough b-grade disaster movies, they think they’re Big Men who can handle anything. More than likely a very solid majority of the guys who say this sort of thing would start crying once they find out mice got into the 6-pack of MREs they bought on Amazon, and realized a standard AR-15 kind of sucks for hunting in a way a shotgun doesn’t, and they’ve never gutted an edible animal in their life because they’ve been so dependent on someone else (a woman, probably) going to the grocery and preparing their food for them. Half of them will probably wild-source some nice looking deep purple berries that turn out to be nightshade just after they’ve finished congratulating themselves on their mad survival skills that dumb wimmenz just don’t have.

The whole reason these guys are mad is because reality doesn’t fit the narrative they’ve spun about themselves, but they’ve never let reality stop them from being twats.

mouse sparrow
mouse sparrow
4 months ago

@banned@4chan.org

Yeah no.
Urban Dictionary is not a reliable website.

Big Titty Demon
Big Titty Demon
4 months ago

@Seth S

they’ve never gutted an edible animal in their life because they’ve been so dependent on someone else (a woman, probably) going to the grocery and preparing their food for them.

I mean, do you have to gut an animal to be a survivalist? I can persuade a plot of land in Zone 12 to give up enough calories to sustain a person without doing that, I imagine it must be easier in more hospitable climes. And I’m not even a survivalist, I just like to grow interesting plants.

Alan Robertshaw
4 months ago

I just like to grow interesting plants.

In the event of an apocalypse, bagsie be in Big Titty Demon’s clan.

ETA:

deep purple 

Seth can be in charge of the music.

Last edited 4 months ago by Alan Robertshaw
Full Metal Ox
4 months ago

@Seth:

Narcissism. That’s what. 


They’ve fantasized about being in enough b-grade disaster movies, they think they’re Big Men who can handle anything. More than likely a very solid majority of the guys who say this sort of thing would start crying once they find out mice got into the 6-pack of MREs they bought on Amazon, and realized a standard AR-15 kind of sucks for hunting in a way a shotgun doesn’t, and they’ve never gutted an edible animal in their life because they’ve been so dependent on someone else (a woman, probably) going to the grocery and preparing their food for them. Half of them will probably wild-source some nice looking deep purple berries that turn out to be nightshade just after they’ve finished congratulating themselves on their mad survival skills that dumb wimmenz just don’t have.


The whole reason these guys are mad is because reality doesn’t fit the narrative they’ve spun about themselves, but they’ve never let reality stop them from being twats.

That’s exactly it: just as poor (particularly white) Americans have been brought up to regard themselves as temporarily embarrassed millionaires, dudebros have been encouraged to regard themselves as temporarily embarrassed action heroes.

GSS ex-noob
GSS ex-noob
4 months ago

If anyone survives an all-out-nuclear war (extremely doubtful), it’s going to be the lean wiry types who can get by on no food a day. And the women protecting their children and killing off the macho types who started the war.

Not so much the cossetted keyboard warriors whining about feminism. At best, they get to be the slaves of the Chads, who will presumably be like Immortan Joe and keep all the remaining women. Incels’ social position will actually be *lower*.

Whiners of any gender will be low on the list of “people who get to eat today”.

banned@4chan.org
banned@4chan.org
4 months ago

Yeah no.
Urban Dictionary is not a reliable website.

True, but I see it used in the way that website describes frequently on a certain website

Full Metal Ox
4 months ago

@banned@4chan.org:

True, but I see it used in the way that website describes frequently on a certain website.

Then let’s not let that certain website stake a claim to any more commonplace words and images, the way that the numbers 14 and 88, the “OK” gesture, Pepe, and any number of Norse and Celtic symbols have been contaminated.

Alan Robertshaw
4 months ago

Whiners of any gender will be low high on the list of “people who get to eat today”.

You can solve two problems at once!

Chris Oakley
Chris Oakley
4 months ago

The irony is that if a nuclear war did/does break out, incels would probably be among the first casualties.

Big Titty Demon
Big Titty Demon
4 months ago

@Alan Robertshaw

Imma feed you all the beets if you’re in my apocalypse clan, they grow like weeds but I hate ’em. 😛

I checked out the handbooks, super interesting! I wonder if my mother learned some of her food preservation methods from a program like that, because basically all the ones I was passed down are mentioned there. Theoretically I could pressure can if I had to, but I’m actually way too scared I’ll do it wrong and end up with botulism, so I’m waiting for the apocalypse to force my hand before I try that.

Side note, freezing figs is the way to go. Unless you eat an absolutely absurd amount of fruit, one (mature) tree produces enough fruit for an adult human for a whole year. Since one persimmon tree is the same and one apricot tree is currently being measured with a no-loss canning sesh, but omg, just quarts and quarts of the stuff, it presents a problem if one hasn’t enough humans around…

Elaine The Witch
Elaine The Witch
4 months ago

I had to be the one to teach my husband how to catch fish, and the first time I showed him how to skin a deer he nearly vomited. Yes, this was the sniper marine. I’d like to see any of this pansy ass incels do that.

Ohlmann
Ohlmann
4 months ago

@Dalillama : well, yes. With propaganda and luck you can make people believe that they aren’t worse off a war quite often, especially when it “only” kill your men abroad.

Seth S
Seth S
4 months ago

I mean, do you have to gut an animal to be a survivalist? I can persuade a plot of land in Zone 12 to give up enough calories to sustain a person without doing that, I imagine it must be easier in more hospitable climes. And I’m not even a survivalist, I just like to grow interesting plants.

Oh, certainly not, realistically. It would be possible to be a vegan survivalist, even, if you planned well…corn, beans and squash, the “Three Sisters” of the native peoples, together provide a complete set of the necessary amino acids to make all the proteins we need. Meat should not be necessary for someone who ate those three as staple foods every day, IF you prepare the corn properly with nixtamalization to free up the niacin and amino acids. Then, just supplement with greens and whatever fruits can be found to cover the vitamins and minerals – tender young dandelion greens are a surprisingly rich source of vitamin C to prevent scurvy, among other important nutrients – and you have a complete People Chow.

But these guys are Big Men (Temporarily Embarrassed Action Heroes…. I love that, lol), and such truly quality males eat manly things like MEAT. Salad is for women! And for people who don’t want scurvy, obvs, but… whatever, action heroes don’t die of scurvy. Big damn hero Jordan Peterson is a manly man carnivore, so they can be, too! *gag*

galanx
galanx
4 months ago

As John Scalzi described the ultimate fate of all those he-man libertarian types after the breakdown of society, “thin strips of Objectivist jerky”.
You had a lot of these guys infesting fansites when The Walking Dead first came out (back when it looked like it might develop into something good), gun-nuts boasting that they didn’t need no cooking or laundry, they’d just run naked through the trees with their guns, while the snooty feminists who had rejected them would beg for protection.

Ohlmann
Ohlmann
4 months ago

@seth : from a survivalist viewpoint, I would rate “being able to prepare animal corpse into non poisonous food” rather high. Not because it’s impossible to go vegan ; but because the main hypothesis is that you don’t have backup to explain you what to do in case of a new vermin cratering a specific crops, or simply if you can’t go to a place where theses crops can grow.

Most herbivorous animals are opportunistic meat eater ; like deers will eats eggs and baby birds to supplement their diets. Not because it’s necessary in their diets, but because it’s a very low cost way to get calories. If you want to maximize your survival odds, it’s a seriously good thing to do.

That’s even more necessary because you would need several month before your crops, and it’s not a given you can tend to enough crops for yourself either, since presumably you don’t have modern tools and might not be very experienced in that either.

(of course, you could decide to take the risk to starve rather than go non vegan, no shame in that)

Also, gutting animals is a rather advanced thing, and not the immediate first thing to know to survive in the wild. I mean, you don’t need it for eggs, and only need a very basic understanding of that for smaller animals, which are the one you’ll try to trap or hunt if alone in a survival condition. Butchery is useful once you’re talking about boars or horses or wolves or other big animals, and I seriously advice against hunting any of theses if you’re not at least half a dozen.

In short, if I would rate skills for survival after apocalypse, it would be water filtering > gathering/knowing how to not poison yourself with fruits > basic animal/egg huntings > craft > agriculture > domestication > butchery > beermaking.

Alan Robertshaw
4 months ago

@ big titty demon

I love all those WW2 booklets.

Side note, freezing figs is the way to go

There’s quite a bit of debate in vegan communities about figs. See here for example.

https://theveganreview.com/are-figs-vegan-or-should-they-be-given-a-wide-berth/

Personally I don’t have a problem with them. In the same way I’d eat a Venus fly trap.

But speaking of figs, the Romans grew a popular variety called Liviana.

That was so named as a tongue in cheek reference to the rumour that Livia assassinated Augustus via poisoned figs.

(He’d become so paranoid that Livia was out to kill him that he refused any palace food and only ate figs directly from the trees. So according to legend Livia just smeared poison on all the fig trees in the local area)

https://open.spotify.com/show/4MppQmxAXo1KJUxwdXa4oK

Kereea
Kereea
4 months ago

“We need real problems”
Jumps right to WW3 for problem level.
WTF.

Alan Robertshaw
4 months ago

@ ohlmann

it would be water filtering > gathering/knowing how to not poison yourself with fruits > basic animal/egg huntings > craft > agriculture > domestication > butchery > beermaking.

If you put beermaking as your first priority then you don’t have to worry about the water filtration. Also, you would have beer.

LollyPop
LollyPop
4 months ago

@Ohlmann

main hypothesis is that you don’t have backup to explain you what to do in case of a new vermin cratering a specific crops, or simply if you can’t go to a place where theses crops can grow.

The botanist James Wong talks about this a lot, mainly because he has lots of organic food “we should all just forage” advocates having a pop at him when he discusses the miracle of modern farming. A kitchen garden is a wonderful thing but extremely unreliable and subject to the vagaries of nature, and people wouldn’t have starved throughout history if growing your own was easy to do. It would be especially hard under the pressures that any post-apocalyptic world is going to throw up.

The sad truth is most of us would die if society collapsed. There’s so many of us we’d eat out any natural resources within months, like people eating all the frogs during the famine in North Korea. I guess the survivors would be anyone who could hide out the chaos long enough that the human population collapses and nature has time to bounce back. Which is a pretty horrible thought!

opposablethumbs
opposablethumbs
4 months ago

@Ohlmann, @Alan – isn’t that pretty much what “small beer” was? (as in, very low in alcohol and mainly a way of making water safer and more palatable to drink?)
(or is that one of those “everybody knows” things that are really just a vague myth?)

Alan Robertshaw
4 months ago

@ opposablethumbs

isn’t that pretty much what “small beer” was?

Good question.

There was certain some contemporary thought that small beer was healthy. But that was mainly for its nutritional content than the water purity thing.

“For the drink of the more robust children water is preferable, and for the weaker ones, small beer …”.

Communities throughout history have managed to obtain clean and safe drinking water. It just seems that for a lot of people, they just preferred beer to water. As the kids say, relatable.

Later it became a cost thing. Small beer was cheaper than regular beer; and it attracted lower taxes.

It was also considered socially acceptable to drink. See for example Hogarth’s comparison of small beer drinkers to gin drinkers.

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Covered In Cat Hair
Covered In Cat Hair
4 months ago

Well, what can I say. I am a woman. I was raised on a farm and know how to handle, train, milk, and care for cows, goats, and horses. I spent a summer as part of a crew building a house. I can take care of simple machine repairs. I am a textile artist and know how to spin, weave, knit, tat, and rug hook. I am a very decent cook who bakes all kind of bread etc all the time. I don’t know how to shoot (Canadian) but have taken a fair number of self-defense courses.

What exactly are these guys offering me?

Victorious Parasol
Victorious Parasol
4 months ago

Another woman here. I only grow a small patch of rosemary, thyme, and lavender (planning to add jalapenos and cilantro next year), but I can spin, knit, and weave (though I’m better at the first two). I figure I’m better off trading fiber goods for food in whatever post-apocalyptic future I live to see, or joining whatever local community is set up … and considering I live in an area where a lot of hippies settled back in the day, I figure my odds are pretty good.

One thing I’ve noticed with these incel fantasies is that they tend to assume that a post-apocalyptic future will be triggered by a Big Event. Carrie Vaughn’s Bannerless series would disagree – her post-apocalyptic setting is triggered by an epidemic, which leads to a decline in infrastructure, which leads to a more general decline. I find that more believable, especially given what we’ve seen with the pandemic. That slow gradual change isn’t something incels can shoot their way out of.

francis
francis
4 months ago

@Alan

I believe those Hogarth pictures where for an advising campaign for gin

Threp (formerly Shadowplay)
Threp (formerly Shadowplay)
4 months ago

@galanx

You had a lot of these guys infesting fansites when The Walking Dead first came out (back when it looked like it might develop into something good), gun-nuts boasting that they didn’t need no cooking or laundry, they’d just run naked through the trees with their guns, while the snooty feminists who had rejected them would beg for protection.

Used to find these types from time to time in the more isolated parts of Iraq and Syria during sweeps once the ISIL lot had been forced out or left. We invariably found them gutshot, stripped, and left by the road to die by the locals they were going to live off.

Sheila Crosby
Sheila Crosby
4 months ago

The YouTuber, Beau of the fifth column, has video about the people who say they can take on the US gubmint because the Vietnamese did. Asymetrical warfare for the win!

Yeah, no. The Bugaloo boys might fantasise about living off bugs and the like, but they’re pretty much exactly the people who had a meltdown when their favourite restaurant went Take Out only, and when they had to wear a piece of cotton on their face to get into Walmart. Besides, what happens to your family while you’re off with your mates living off the land? The war isn’t 6,000 miles away, it’s right where your family are.

Alan Robertshaw
4 months ago

Sort of related. Well, it’s food and clothing in desperate times.

I just found out today about this.

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In the 30s some flour mills found out mothers were using the sacks to make clothes for their children. So they started making the sacks in different patterns so the kids could have nice clothes.

That’s both heartwarming, and sad.

So many people in the comments though saying how their parents would take them along when they went to buy provisions so they could pick out what dress they wanted.

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Victorious Parasol
Victorious Parasol
4 months ago

@Alan

Yes, the flour sack clothing is something you see in American literature from the 30s (either written then or set in that time period). You also see people today making quilts or other items from flour sack material.

Alan Robertshaw
4 months ago

@ Vicky P

They even made cuddly toys! Now I am gonna cry.

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(It’s like the Shelterbox teddybears thing; just hits you with the reality for the kids)

Nequam
Nequam
4 months ago

I’ve seen some sacks of flour that still have a pattern on them in case you want to make a dress/pillowcase out of them.

moregeekthan
moregeekthan
4 months ago

@Seth S
Your description of nightshade berries led me to try and identify the nightshade-like plant growing in my yard, which has bright red berries. Looks like it is bittersweet nightshade, which is not as poisonous as famous nightshade, but still nothing you want to eat. I had been going to rip it up, but the bumblebees love the flowers so much I couldn’t bear to.

Big Titty Demon
Big Titty Demon
4 months ago

@Alan

But why does that make you cry? I think it’s a nice way to put fabric to a second use, debatably better than tons of plastic and unrecyclable paper waste from flour sacks now.

What’s the problem if it came from a grocery store instead of a pristine fabric shop? Piecing was always a part of sewing until very recently in fashion.