Episode 68

Whiteness Whiteness ACLU Whiteness Harambe Whiteness Katie's Goats Whiteness

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June 14th, 2021

50 mins 12 secs

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About this Episode

Katie (white) and Jesse (white) talk about the perils of Whiteness, a situation in which one's soul is colonized by a mayonnaise-devouring demon who makes you hate other races and ask your neighbors to turn the radio down. They also talk about the ACLU and (more importantly) Harambe. Make sure to check out our sponsor, Ground News, at try.ground.news/blocked.

And please buy Jesse's book, The Quick Fix: Why Fad Psychology Can't Cure Our Social Ills: https://www.amazon.com/Quick-Fix-Psychology-Cant-Social/dp/0374239800/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Show notes/Links:

Katie and her wife own real goats now: https://twitter.com/kittypurrzog/status/1402012125845889024

Katie on the Yale speaker who wants to murder white people: https://bariweiss.substack.com/p/the-psychopathic-problem-of-the-white

"On Having Whiteness": https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34039063/

The scary event that launched Harambe to posthumous stardom: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/30/us/gorilla-killed-after-child-enters-enclosure-at-cincinnati-zoo.html

NY Mag and Vox run down the meaning of the meme:

https://www.vox.com/2016/8/17/12457468/harambe-meme-social-commentary-explained

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2016/07/harambe-forever.html

Oral history of Weird Twitter:

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jwherrman/weird-twitter-the-oral-history

More on harambe: https://knowyourmeme.com/photos/1259654-harambe-the-gorilla

Our call for memes produced some good ones: https://twitter.com/TheBARPod/status/1402715518109372426

Run Run Harambe: https://soundcloud.com/markcrozier/run-run-harambe?ref=clipboard&p=i&c=1&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing

Top 20 Political Assassinations of the 20th Century: https://twitter.com/basementpoli/status/1402715854731632643/photo/1

“This is the photo of Harambe the Cincinnati Zoo doesn’t want you to see”: https://twitter.com/metalg33k/status/1402721720419618820

Michael Powell on the ACLU in the NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/06/us/aclu-free-speech.html

Responses to that piece:

https://newrepublic.com/article/162674/new-york-times-aclu-free-speech-culture-war

https://twitter.com/gingi0/status/1402304533569708039?s=20

https://twitter.com/carltakei/status/1401655639114489859?s=20

https://twitter.com/DavidColeACLU/status/1402245242636718083?s=20