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Village Voice Writer Trapped In White Derangement Feedback Loop
Reason ^ | September 29, 2010 | Armin Rosen

Posted on 09/30/2010 12:09:40 PM PDT by a fool in paradise

I don't think I ever want to meet Steven Thrasher in person. Aside from the fact that the NPR and Village Voice contributor has an ominously violent last name, this dude is p!ssed. Despite this, I'll admit that while reading his recent Voice cover essay on the insanity of white America, I occasionally pictured myself giving Mr. Thrasher a hug. Don't worry, Steven, I'd whisper: Christine O'Donnell is down 15 percent in Delaware. The Islamic community center near Ground Zero will soon be a reality. A single tweet from Sarah Palin doesn't signal the end of white American sanity. (In fact, there is no such thing as collective white American sanity, or collective black American or Jewish American sanity, for that matter.) It's alright. Everything is going to be alright.

Sadly, it appears that Thrasher is suffering from the same genus of derangement as many of the people he slams, something no amount of hugging will fix. Sample insanity:

Sarah Palin then rushed to [Dr. Laura] Schlessinger's side, Tweeting in her inimitable style, "Don't retreat . . . reload!" Palin, we can only assume, wanted Schlessinger to utter "n!**er" as often as she wanted.

Perhaps the two of them, having both quit their jobs, can get together and put on a road show, opening with "Zip Coon" and finishing with a rousing rendition of "Carry Me Back to Ole Virginny"?

Read the whole thing to experience the full flowering of Thrasher's madness.

Regardless of the validity of Thrasher's conclusion—that whites have literally been driven insane by the realization that they'll soon be a minority in their "own" country—his sneering, hysterical, furious treatment of a potentially important phenomenon lumps Thrasher squarely in the category with the people he criticizes.


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dnctalkingpoints; hatespeech; ivorytower; liberalbigot; liberalism; mentaldisorder; npr; pds; pravdamedia; smearcampaign; steventhrasher; strawman; villagevoice; yellowjournalism

1 posted on 09/30/2010 12:09:47 PM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: a fool in paradise

He is seeing the Golden child and his minions unravel. He is the crazy one.


2 posted on 09/30/2010 12:14:09 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: a fool in paradise
Thanks for posting - for entertainment purposes if no other.

As for his assessment of what troubles white folk, I simply couldn't care less what a writer for Village Voice and NPR thinks about anything.

3 posted on 09/30/2010 12:16:47 PM PDT by Captain Rhino (“Si vis pacem, para bellum” - if you want peace, prepare for war.)
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To: a fool in paradise

That’s right libruls...we’uns white folk done gone crazy. We’s also gots the guns, pickup trucks, cammies, and those crazy women that make you pee in your pants so you better get back to your big city and hunker down. If you stay real quiet, we might not notice you. Now, shush!


4 posted on 09/30/2010 12:18:14 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Obama is like a rocket scientist....who's trying to do brain surgery with a hammer.)
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To: a fool in paradise
The Village Voice was never very sound of mind, but I'm sorry to report that it's been suffering from a previously undocumented syndrome of AIDS dementia brought on by Marxist glue-sniffing in a case that continues to astonish medical science.
5 posted on 09/30/2010 12:18:32 PM PDT by mojito
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To: a fool in paradise
Sarah Palin then rushed to [Dr. Laura] Schlessinger's side, Tweeting in her inimitable style, "Don't retreat . . . reload!" Palin, we can only assume, wanted Schlessinger to utter "n!**er" as often as she wanted.

Just... wow.

And the "it" that wrote that gets a paycheck?

You know, what is more frightening is there are a lot of people that pay money on a regular basis to read it.

They also believe it to be correct!

Mass delusions, I suppose.

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6 posted on 09/30/2010 12:20:05 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: a fool in paradise
RE: "Carry Me Back to Ol' Virginny" ---

[ the following text is from www.virginiastatesong.com ] -

"James Bland was born in 1854. He was a Black entertainer and composer, born in Flushing, New York.

He was one of the best-known Black composers for the theatrical entertainment called the minstrel show.

Bland was educated in Washington, D. C., where he graduated from Howard University in 1873. He went on to become a performer in minstrel shows, achieving his greatest success in Britain between 1882 and 1901.

James Bland composed more than 700 songs, mostly for minstrel shows, among them "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny," chosen in 1940 as the state song of Virginia, "In the Evening by the Moonlight," and "Oh, Dem Golden Slippers." He spent the latter years of his life in poverty and obscurity, and died in 1911 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.*"

7 posted on 09/30/2010 12:20:30 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; ...

Wonder if Steven Thrasher belonged to Journolist as well as NPR and Village Voice.


8 posted on 09/30/2010 12:25:50 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: a fool in paradise
Don't worry, Steven, I'd whisper: Christine O'Donnell is down 15 percent in Delaware.

That margin was down to 11 last I saw. 4% change in about a week.

9 posted on 09/30/2010 12:26:41 PM PDT by highlander_UW (Education is too important to abdicate control of it to the government)
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To: highlander_UW

I believe I just saw that Russ Feingold was behind by more than the margin of error...

makes you feel real good... right here.


10 posted on 09/30/2010 12:29:33 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: TLI
Bill Maher went on Larry King in a subsequent week and used the n-word in a manufactured quote to smear the mindset of all tea partiers.

He was not taken to task.

I'm not a Laura Schelssinger fan but from what I gather, she was just denouncing the use of the word that is "acceptable" by some segments of America and was willing to use the word she was denouncing rather than using a euphemism for the pejorative.

Then again doesn't Bill Maher have a Time-Life-Warner-Turner-CNN program on HBO? So sister network CNN isn't going to be the one to take him down?

11 posted on 09/30/2010 12:31:55 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: MrB

In my very blue state of WA, Patty Murray...the dumbest person in the Senate, is up by 1%, which is within the margin of error. She has been running nothing but attack ads in state...obviously, her handlers figured out that her record wasn’t anything to run on.


12 posted on 09/30/2010 12:33:54 PM PDT by highlander_UW (Education is too important to abdicate control of it to the government)
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To: a fool in paradise

At the Voice as I type. Will get back to you.


13 posted on 09/30/2010 12:40:28 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Donna, kiss Sarah Palin's tweet.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Zip Coon, etc. ... I see they’ve found a new outlet for their own racist comments. Put it in the mouths of conservatives who did NOT issue it. Use quote marks whenever possible to maximize the number of readers misled.


14 posted on 09/30/2010 1:19:17 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ( A window seat, a jug of elderberry wine, and thou.)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
LA Weekly (another Voice Media publication) ran this racist caricature of Condi Rice.

They are an ugly lot of liberals who savage those they seek to demonize.

Racist? You bet they are. Identity politics only matter when you AGREE with them.

15 posted on 09/30/2010 1:28:24 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: a fool in paradise
They got rid of Hentoff and kept this. That will tell you all you need to know about the Voice.
16 posted on 09/30/2010 1:46:44 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: a fool in paradise

Steven Thrasher is a free-lance writer and media producer based in New York City. He recently spent a year traveling the United States conducting interviews for the archives of StoryCorps, an independent oral history project that collects stories of Americans, in conjunction with National Public Radio, the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian.

http://www.steventhrasher.com/


17 posted on 09/30/2010 2:00:28 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

So he got our tax money to tell “stories” about “the common man”?


18 posted on 09/30/2010 2:04:36 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: a fool in paradise
the insanity of white America,

The libtards are trying to create a new anti-concept. The real meaning of insane is the state of being out of touch with reality. But the new alleged meaning the libtards are trying to create is: insanity = nonconformity with libtard thought.With this new alleged meaning, libtards are able to use the new anti-concept to smear and demonize anyone who doesn't agree with them, as being insane.

But it is white America who are the sane ones because they are the ones who are in touch with reality. Libtards are so out of touch with reality that they have delusions of grandeur and think that their thought is the standard of truth, sanity, and moral value, while it is actually irrational because it is based on emotionalism, and false and unsound philosophy and economics.

19 posted on 09/30/2010 2:58:16 PM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: a fool in paradise

Bump


20 posted on 09/30/2010 3:14:44 PM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty too! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: mjp
With this new alleged meaning, libtards are able to use the new anti-concept to smear and demonize anyone who doesn't agree with them, as being insane.

Communists had a way of declaring dissenting political prisoners insane and locking them up in asylums.

21 posted on 09/30/2010 3:17:52 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: WayneS
"James Bland was born in 1854. He was a Black entertainer and composer, born in Flushing, New York.

None of which, I can assure you, Steven Thrasher is remotely aware of.

He may be educated. But he is ignorant.

22 posted on 09/30/2010 3:21:55 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: Billthedrill
They got rid of Hentoff and kept this. That will tell you all you need to know about the Voice.

A very telling point.

Thrasher couldn't shine Hentoff's shoes. In the first place, he probably doesn't know how.

23 posted on 09/30/2010 3:44:34 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: a fool in paradise

I used to have a back and forth with a lefty black racist reporter and threatened that I was going to give him a big hug in front of his homies if he didn’t cut out the blame whitey hate game. Anyway, I got him to laugh at his nasty self.


24 posted on 09/30/2010 4:13:39 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: a fool in paradise

I don’t care about a person’s color - I care about their politics. Black conservatives are just fine with me - a whole lot more welcome than a white liberal...


25 posted on 09/30/2010 5:24:54 PM PDT by GOPJ (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2589165/posts)
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