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Now Liking Gangnam Style is Racist???

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on October 4, 2012 by conservativewerewolf

At least you know I’m not racist – that song is F’in annoying, as is this article in the NY Times about suddenly famous Psy, the Korean rapper responsible for this ridiculously popular (and yeah, okay, hilarious) video.  I don’t know why I bothered linking that video; you’re probably one of the 410 million who’ve already seen it, and possibly even one of the almost 4 million who’ve “liked” it.  I’m sorry to inform you, but that may mean you’re racist.

See, according to some twerp quoted in the Times article,

“Psy is the ‘Asian man who makes it’ because he fits neatly into our pop cultural milieu wherein Asian men are either kung-fu fighters, Confucius-quoting clairvoyants or the biggest geeks in high school.”

I thought this article, “A South Korean Star, and the Horse He Rode In On” was supposed to be about this new hot rapper, but no – it’s about how his fans might be unconsciously categorizing him as a Pandaren, or something.  Nice way to trick people into reading your insults, NY Times blogger Mark McDonald.  OH, I get it – the horse is a metaphor for racism!

To be fair, McDonald also quotes people who say you might not be racist after all, because:

  • the video is really funny;
  • you probably weren’t the intended audience anyway, unless you’re South Korean; and
  • Psy doesn’t seem to take himself too seriously.

But if YOU don’t take him seriously, you’re… hang on a sec, let me make sure I get this right… oh yeah, racist.  You’ve been influenced by the “popular Western media[, which] doesn’t tend to take east Asian men seriously.”  And it’s a shame that,

“What is missing from much commentary on Psy’s video is the existing American cultural context that embraces stereotypes of Asians while rejecting more realistic portrayals.”

Did you include your thoughts on Neo-Orientalism in your YouTube comment?  Well then, you have some reflecting to do, don’t you?

Honestly, I don’t take Psy very seriously – then again, I don’t take most rappers very seriously.  [That’s probably indicative of unconscious racism according to someone whose opinion is irrelevant.]  And I normally wouldn’t take Mark McDonald very seriously, even though his article was published in the NY Times, because the Times has been mostly crap for years.  But the gaping hole in this theory that he inexplicably presents as legit is so ridiculous, I had to highlight it:

Somehow, the Western media almost exclusively portrays Asian men as “kung-fu fighters, Confucius-quoting clairvoyants or the biggest geeks in high school,” yet simultaneously does not take them seriously.

I don’t know about you, but I take Kung Fu fighters, Confucius-quoting clairvoyants and the biggest geeks in high school VERY seriously.  Who wouldn’t take an MMA-guru-CEO seriously???

I know, I know.  I’m racist.*  Bad, bad werewolf.

*Except for judging people based on race – that part I don’t do.  It’s just all the other things, like thinking Affirmative Action makes no sense if it benefits Carlton Banks at the expense of some poor white kid.

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THE BRAIN and Politics

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on May 18, 2012 by conservativewerewolf

John Sexton at Breitbart points out the foolishness of author (of “The Republican Brain”) Chris Mooney’s assertion that there’s something wrong, something unevolved, in the brains of  Republicans.

Alternet’s Joshua Holland explained at Salon.com that

“Research suggests that conservatives are, on average, more susceptible to fear than those who identify themselves as liberals. Looking at MRIs of a large sample of young adults last year, researchers at University College London discovered that “greater conservatism was associated with increased volume of the right amygdala. The amygdala is an ancient brain structure that’s activated during states of fear and anxiety.”

The tagline of his article is “Conservatives’ paranoid alternate-reality can be explained by their brain chemistry — and their media choices.”

So stupid libprogs think that a difference between the brains of Democrats and Republicans means Republicans are crazy neanderthals.  You know what the Conservative Werewolf says to that?

Better a Neanderthal than dead.

How many times have I hypothesized that leftists lack normal self-preservation instincts???  How many freaking times???

Well, it all makes sense now. 😛

Rolling Stone Can Go Roll into a Lake

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on October 9, 2011 by conservativewerewolf

Rolling Stone readers named “We Built This City” the worst song of the 80s.

I’m starting to become extremely concerned about our society.

Watch this and tell me you don’t love this song.  Yes, they changed the words, but the music is the same, even at 2:20 (the percussion in the original version leads perfectly into that, er, interlude).

Conservative Werewolf’s rule on the judgment of cheesy 80s songs: If it makes for good parody, it was probably pretty good to begin with.  I for one will always remember “Hey, I Think I’m a Clone Now” for its outreach to an under-represented group. 😛

Who Needs a Constitution?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on July 2, 2011 by conservativewerewolf

We do.  And we have an  AWESOME one.

But Time’s Richard Stengel doesn’t seem to think it’s really all that relevant to today’s world:

“What would the framers say about whether the drones over Libya constitute a violation of Article I, Section 8, which gives Congress the power to declare war? Well, since George Washington didn’t even dream that man could fly, much less use a global-positioning satellite to aim a missile, it’s hard to say what he would think.”

Oh GOD that makes my soul AND my brain hurt.  How on God’s green/blue Earth do advances in military technology change WHO CAN DECLARE WAR?  The missile technology is what you use AFTER you’ve declared war.  It’s called having principles (oh yes, I forgot – they don’t teach that in schools these days, do they? Or logic. “Why don’t they teach logic at these schools?”)

Sounds like someone is looking for an excuse to circumvent the Constitution.

Sounds like someone is also looking for a tar and feathers coat.

Read the full article if you think you can stomach it.  Several commenters have already pointed out the various, er, untruths stated in the article.  As for the werewolf, I’m going to go clean or organize something.  That’ll make my brain happy.  Poor brain: traitorous stupidity makes it sad.