WaterCooler Saturday, 7/9/2016  - OPEN THREAD - "White America has begun to die." Yeah, that helps; George Takei says "no" to Gay Sulu

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Pat Buchanan: “White America has begun to die.”

I’ve included a few excerpts from each editorial, but they have to be read in their entirety to really get what he’s saying without really coming right out with it.

Pat Buchanan editorial excerpts, July 6, 2016:

“Between July 2014 and July 2015, the Asian-American population grew by 3.4 percent, and the Hispanic population grew 2.2 percent. The black population was up 1.3 percent. But the white population grew by only 0.1 percent.

White America has begun to die.”

“Given the tyranny, destitution and disease that afflict Africa, what — other than barriers, border guards and warships — is there to stop tens of millions of young African men from crossing over in coming decades to fill the empty spaces left by dying Europeans?”

“The tribes that created the West are passing away.”

“If the future belongs to the young, it belongs to Asians, Africans and Latin Americans, and to Islam.”

Pat Buchanan editorial excerpt, December 3, 2015:

“They (media) constantly denounce him (Trump) as grossly insensitive for what he has said about women, Mexicans, Muslims, McCain and a reporter with a disability. Such crimes against decency, says the press, disqualify Trump as a candidate for president.

Yet, when they demand he apologize, Trump doubles down. And when they demand that Republicans repudiate him, the GOP base replies:

‘Who are you to tell us whom we may nominate? You are not friends. You are not going to vote for us. And the names you call Trump — bigot, racist, xenophobe, sexist — are the names you call us, nothing but cuss words that a corrupt establishment uses on those it most detests.‘” (emphasis mine)

First, “GOP base?”

Second, “…are the names you call us…” Trump worshiper: “Hey, I’ve been called a bigot, racist and a sexist, too! That Donald J. Trump is my kind of people!”

Third, “…cuss words that a corrupt establishment uses on those it most detests.” Is he saying the words are bad, but the behavior associated with the words are good?


RNC Olympics

Convention organizers are expecting over 15,000 members of the media from start to end, July 18th to July 21st. An Olympic size press presence in the capital city of Ohio. Here’s a link to an article referring to the large numbers.

Note the date: July 7, 2015. 2015!  The Yuge! (sorry, Yuge! is getting old, yet still fun) numbers were predicted before little Donny was a twinkle in a delegate’s eye.

Oddly, even as recent as 3 days ago, the number is the same, “nearly 15k members of the press are expected.”

It does press the question, if 15k media-types were crowding Cleveland for Convention 1.0, what will The Donald Extravaganza 2.0 bring forth?


George Takei Rejects Gay Sulu

This week, Simon Pegg, co-writer of Star Trek Beyond came out with the news that they have re-written Sulu’s character as gay.

The gay actor who portrayed Sulu in the original series, George Takei, responded:

“I’m delighted that there’s a gay character,” the 79-year-old actor (George Takei) told The Hollywood Reporter. “Unfortunately, it’s a twisting of Gene’s creation, to which he put in so much thought. I think it’s really unfortunate.”

Pegg responded with typical Hollywood superiority and a claim to understand Gene Roddenberry’s vision for Sulu better than the actor who played him and actually, you know, knew Roddenberry.

Zachary Quinto, who plays Spock in the movie, with equal smugness:

“As a member of the LGBT community myself…I was disappointed by the fact that George was disappointed,” he told pedestrian.tv. “I think any member of the LGBT community that takes issue with the normalized and positive portrayal of members of our community in Hollywood and in mainstream blockbuster cinema.” (disjointed quote.)

The George Takei(s), understand “normalize” means to allow “it” to be whatever it is, not to change everything around it to make it feel normal.


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