Skip to comments.Stuff Leftist People Like #11-20 (aka Top 10 Things Leftists Like Continued)
Posted on 11/10/2010 10:52:29 AM PST by Michael van der Galien
Two years ago, the satirical site Stuff White People Like (SWPL) debuted with the self-description:
This is a scientific approach to highlight and explain stuff white people like. They are pretty predictable.
Author Christian Lander released a book last year compiling the first 100 items in his list, and plans a follow-up release next month titled Whiter Shades of Pale: The Stuff White People Like, Coast to Coast, from Seattles Sweaters to Maines Microbrews. Copycat sites have sprung up since then, including Stuff Asian People Like, Stuff Black People Like, Stuff Latino People Like, and Stuff Queer People Like.
Though Landers write-ups are insightful and entertaining, theres one problem: too many of the items in his list constitute stuff leftist white people like. For example, Lander offers the entries: Being Offended, Bumper Stickers, Non-Profit Organizations, Picking Their Own Fruit, Political Prisoners, Public Radio, Taking a Year Off, The Sunday New York Times, The World Cup, Threatening to Move to Canada, and Unpaid Internships. This is to say nothing of more obvious entries such as: Barack Obama, Diversity, Free Healthcare, Hating Corporations, Recycling, The Daily Show/Colbert Report, Toyota Prius, Vegan/Vegetarianism, and Whole Foods and Grocery Co-ops.
In the spirit of SWPL, and to extend the tradition for the amusement of those on the Right, I hereby continue Stuff Leftist People Like:
#11: Double Standards
Leftists love setting higher standards for their ideological opponents than themselves, because it allows them to condemn the supposed wickedness of the opposition while downplaying their own shortcomings. The complicity of the mainstream media allows them to pull off this duplicitous posture with élan.
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#12. Aroma therapy.
Good list. I can’t think of much to add, but give me a few hours.
SWPL is a deliberate satire of the affectations of coastal leftists. If you read the entries, there are often caveats thrown in regarding “the wrong kind of white people;” NASCAR fans, Christians, Fox News watchers, country music listeners, etc.
Is is sad, funny, and infuriating all at the same time, and in many ways is a breath of fresh air in our politically correct society.
Thanks for the tip.
1. Street Violence
3. Giant paper mache puppets
5. Bike trails
6. Locally grown organic fair-trade food
8. Jon Stewart
9. Reusable cloth grocery bags
And nakedness as protest
I’m pretty sure he’s making fun of the politically correct under 30 white liberals.
There are repeated references to, well “that’s the wrong kind of white people.”
But some of them even hit home for us old guys:
Picking your own fruit
Camping (I’m the wrong kind of white person in that regard)
Having gifted children (ouch)
“If you read the entries, there are often caveats thrown in regarding ‘the wrong kind of white people;’ “
Yep, funny this. I tell people all the time that I’m the wrong kind of white people. They look at me funny.