Saturday, August 19, 2017

I Knew It: the Eclipse is Racist

On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will arrive mid-morning on the coast of Oregon. The moon’s shadow will be about 70 miles wide, and it will race across the country faster than the speed of sound, exiting the eastern seaboard shortly before 3 p.m. local time. It has been dubbed the Great American Eclipse, and along most of its path, there live almost no black people.
See, we are showing our white supremacy by keeping black people away from the best show in the universe.   David Thompson calls this essay "excruciatingly woke."  There are many verbs that could follow excruciatingly with equal value.

Of course, she is a beneficiary of white privilege:
Harvard Law Professor.  Hence, the famous William F. Buckley quote: 

I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University.Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/w/williamfb400600.html

The comments at Instapundit are painfully funny:
She didn't jump the shark, she pole vaulted over it. 
Hater Creator plotted racist otbits from the get-go. Somebody up there doesn't like you. 
Okay, in the contest to inject race into any subject, making the eclipse racist is the current winner.
Another sign that, despite herculean efforts by the left, we have still not reached peak stupid.

The Sun is so white hot that is racist.  There are only a few black sunspots.  All the blackness is segregated into these tiny areas.   What do you expect?  And the number of sunspots is in decline.  I blame Trump!

And RedState comments:
Libby Taard: I'm so pissed at the sun and moon I'm going to go out and topple some statues.Robustoman: "Alice. When you finish that bottle of wine, I need a 1000 word think-piece on the solar eclipse and race relations." - Editor, The AtlanticRobert Kirby: Congratulations on pioneering a new idiocy: identity astronomy.This eclipse is on the wrong side of history.

2 comments:

Windy Wilson said...

And in other news, 2+2=4 is irrefutable proof of male privilege.
OGNTSA.

Oh, well, whom gods destroy they first make mad.

Windy Wilson said...

The Universe may yet redeem itself to her in 2024 when the eclipse path extends from Texas to Maine, covering at least some states where more black people live.

This whole idiotic kerfuffle reminds me of a comment by an intern that was related to me in 1994 about how the mammogram machine that detected breast cancer tumors while they were still small "Must have been invented by a man" [because it's painful to put one's breasts in what is essentially a large but smooth waffle iron, which of course pinches as it is used].