How One Stupid Tweet Blew Up Justine Sacco’s Life

Jon Ronson, New York Times, February 12, 2015

As she made the long journey from New York to South Africa, to visit family during the holidays in 2013, Justine Sacco, 30 years old and the senior director of corporate communications at IAC, began tweeting acerbic little jokes about the indignities of travel. There was one about a fellow passenger on the flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport:

“  ‘Weird German Dude: You’re in First Class. It’s 2014. Get some deodorant.’–Inner monologue as I inhale BO. Thank God for pharmaceuticals.”

Then, during her layover at Heathrow:

“Chilly–cucumber sandwiches–bad teeth. Back in London!”

And on Dec. 20, before the final leg of her trip to Cape Town:

“Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white!”

She chuckled to herself as she pressed send on this last one, then wandered around Heathrow’s international terminal for half an hour, sporadically checking her phone. No one replied, which didn’t surprise her. She had only 170 Twitter followers.

Sacco boarded the plane. It was an 11-hour flight, so she slept. When the plane landed in Cape Town and was taxiing on the runway, she turned on her phone. Right away, she got a text from someone she hadn’t spoken to since high school: “I’m so sorry to see what’s happening.” Sacco looked at it, baffled.

Then another text: “You need to call me immediately.” It was from her best friend, Hannah. Then her phone exploded with more texts and alerts. And then it rang. It was Hannah. “You’re the No. 1 worldwide trend on Twitter right now,” she said.

Sacco’s Twitter feed had become a horror show. “In light of @Justine-Sacco disgusting racist tweet, I’m donating to @care today” and “How did @JustineSacco get a PR job?! Her level of racist ignorance belongs on Fox News. #AIDS can affect anyone!” and “I’m an IAC employee and I don’t want @JustineSacco doing any communications on our behalf ever again. Ever.” And then one from her employer, IAC, the corporate owner of The Daily Beast, OKCupid and Vimeo: “This is an outrageous, offensive comment. Employee in question currently unreachable on an intl flight.” The anger soon turned to excitement: “All I want for Christmas is to see @JustineSacco’s face when her plane lands and she checks her inbox/voicemail” and “Oh man, @JustineSacco is going to have the most painful phone-turning-on moment ever when her plane lands” and “We are about to watch this @JustineSacco bitch get fired. In REAL time. Before she even KNOWS she’s getting fired.”

The furor over Sacco’s tweet had become not just an ideological crusade against her perceived bigotry but also a form of idle entertainment. Her complete ignorance of her predicament for those 11 hours lent the episode both dramatic irony and a pleasing narrative arc. As Sacco’s flight traversed the length of Africa, a hashtag began to trend worldwide: #HasJustineLandedYet. “Seriously. I just want to go home to go to bed, but everyone at the bar is SO into #HasJustineLandedYet. Can’t look away. Can’t leave” and “Right, is there no one in Cape Town going to the airport to tweet her arrival? Come on, Twitter! I’d like pictures #HasJustineLandedYet.”

A Twitter user did indeed go to the airport to tweet her arrival. He took her photograph and posted it online. “Yup,” he wrote, “@JustineSacco HAS in fact landed at Cape Town International. She’s decided to wear sunnies as a disguise.”

By the time Sacco had touched down, tens of thousands of angry tweets had been sent in response to her joke. Hannah, meanwhile, frantically deleted her friend’s tweet and her account–Sacco didn’t want to look–but it was far too late. “Sorry @JustineSacco,” wrote one Twitter user, “your tweet lives on forever.”

In the early days of Twitter, I was a keen shamer. When newspaper columnists made racist or homophobic statements, I joined the pile-on. Sometimes I led it. {snip}

{snip}

Still, in those early days, the collective fury felt righteous, powerful and effective. It felt as if hierarchies were being dismantled, as if justice were being democratized. As time passed, though, I watched these shame campaigns multiply, to the point that they targeted not just powerful institutions and public figures but really anyone perceived to have done something offensive. I also began to marvel at the disconnect between the severity of the crime and the gleeful savagery of the punishment. It almost felt as if shamings were now happening for their own sake, as if they were following a script.

Eventually I started to wonder about the recipients of our shamings, the real humans who were the virtual targets of these campaigns. So for the past two years, I’ve been interviewing individuals like Justine Sacco: everyday people pilloried brutally, most often for posting some poorly considered joke on social media. Whenever possible, I have met them in person, to truly grasp the emotional toll at the other end of our screens. The people I met were mostly unemployed, fired for their transgressions, and they seemed broken somehow–deeply confused and traumatized.

One person I met was Lindsey Stone, a 32-year-old Massachusetts woman who posed for a photograph while mocking a sign at Arlington National Cemetery’s Tomb of the Unknowns. Stone had stood next to the sign, which asks for “Silence and Respect,” pretending to scream and flip the bird. She and her co-worker Jamie, who posted the picture on Facebook, had a running joke about disobeying signs–smoking in front of No Smoking signs, for example–and documenting it. But shorn of this context, her picture appeared to be a joke not about a sign but about the war dead. Worse, Jamie didn’t realize that her mobile uploads were visible to the public.

Four weeks later, Stone and Jamie were out celebrating Jamie’s birthday when their phones started vibrating repeatedly. Someone had found the photo and brought it to the attention of hordes of online strangers. Soon there was a wildly popular “Fire Lindsey Stone” Facebook page. The next morning, there were news cameras outside her home; when she showed up to her job, at a program for developmentally disabled adults, she was told to hand over her keys. (“After they fire her, maybe she needs to sign up as a client,” read one of the thousands of Facebook messages denouncing her. “Woman needs help.”) She barely left home for the year that followed, racked by PTSD, depression and insomnia. “I didn’t want to be seen by anyone,” she told me last March at her home in Plymouth, Mass. “I didn’t want people looking at me.”

Instead, Stone spent her days online, watching others just like her get turned upon. In particular she felt for “that girl at Halloween who dressed as a Boston Marathon victim. I felt so terrible for her.” She meant Alicia Ann Lynch, 22, who posted a photo of herself in her Halloween costume on Twitter. Lynch wore a running outfit and had smeared her face, arms and legs with fake blood. After an actual victim of the Boston Marathon bombing tweeted at her, “You should be ashamed, my mother lost both her legs and I almost died,” people unearthed Lynch’s personal information and sent her and her friends threatening messages. Lynch was reportedly let go from her job as well.

{snip}

Late one afternoon last year, I met Justine Sacco in New York, at a restaurant in Chelsea called Cookshop. Dressed in rather chic business attire, Sacco ordered a glass of white wine. Just three weeks had passed since her trip to Africa, and she was still a person of interest to the media. Websites had already ransacked her Twitter feed for more horrors. (For example, “I had a sex dream about an autistic kid last night,” from 2012, was unearthed by BuzzFeed in the article “16 Tweets Justine Sacco Regrets.”) A New York Post photographer had been following her to the gym.

“Only an insane person would think that white people don’t get AIDS,” she told me. It was about the first thing she said to me when we sat down.

{snip}

“I cried out my body weight in the first 24 hours,” she told me. “It was incredibly traumatic. You don’t sleep. You wake up in the middle of the night forgetting where you are.” She released an apology statement and cut short her vacation. Workers were threatening to strike at the hotels she had booked if she showed up. She was told no one could guarantee her safety.

Her extended family in South Africa were African National Congress supporters–the party of Nelson Mandela. They were longtime activists for racial equality. When Justine arrived at the family home from the airport, one of the first things her aunt said to her was: “This is not what our family stands for. And now, by association, you’ve almost tarnished the family.”

As she told me this, Sacco started to cry. I sat looking at her for a moment. Then I tried to improve the mood. I told her that “sometimes, things need to reach a brutal nadir before people see sense.”

“Wow,” she said. She dried her eyes. “Of all the things I could have been in society’s collective consciousness, it never struck me that I’d end up a brutal nadir.”

{snip}

We agreed to meet again, but not for several months. She was determined to prove that she could turn her life around. “I can’t just sit at home and watch movies every day and cry and feel sorry for myself,” she said. “I’m going to come back.”

After she left, Sacco later told me, she got only as far as the lobby of her office building before she broke down crying.

A few days after meeting Sacco, I took a trip up to the Massachusetts Archives in Boston. I wanted to learn about the last era of American history when public shaming was a common form of punishment, so I was seeking out court transcripts from the 18th and early 19th centuries. I had assumed that the demise of public punishments was caused by the migration from villages to cities. Shame became ineffectual, I thought, because a person in the stocks could just lose himself or herself in the anonymous crowd as soon as the chastisement was over. Modernity had diminished shame’s power to shame–or so I assumed.

{snip}

{snip} In a sermon, the Rev. Nathan Strong, of Hartford, Conn., entreated his flock to be less exuberant at executions. “Go not to that place of horror with elevated spirits and gay hearts, for death is there! Justice and judgment are there!” Some papers published scathing reviews when public punishments were deemed too lenient by the crowd: “Suppressed remarks . . . were expressed by large numbers,” reported Delaware’s Wilmington Daily Commercial of a disappointing 1873 whipping. “Many were heard to say that the punishment was a farce. . . . Drunken fights and rows followed in rapid succession.”

The movement against public shaming had gained momentum in 1787, when Benjamin Rush, a physician in Philadelphia and a signer of the Declaration of Independence, wrote a paper calling for its demise–the stocks, the pillory, the whipping post, the lot. “Ignominy is universally acknowledged to be a worse punishment than death,” he wrote. “It would seem strange that ignominy should ever have been adopted as a milder punishment than death, did we not know that the human mind seldom arrives at truth upon any subject till it has first reached the extremity of error.”

The pillory and whippings were abolished at the federal level in 1839, although Delaware kept the pillory until 1905 and whippings until 1972. An 1867 editorial in The Times excoriated the state for its obstinacy. “If [the convicted person] had previously existing in his bosom a spark of self-respect this exposure to public shame utterly extinguishes it. . . . The boy of 18 who is whipped at New Castle for larceny is in nine cases out of 10 ruined. With his self-respect destroyed and the taunt and sneer of public disgrace branded upon his forehead, he feels himself lost and abandoned by his fellows.”

At the archives, I found no evidence that punitive shaming fell out of fashion as a result of newfound anonymity. But I did find plenty of people from centuries past bemoaning the outsized cruelty of the practice, warning that well-meaning people, in a crowd, often take punishment too far.

It’s possible that Sacco’s fate would have been different had an anonymous tip not led a writer named Sam Biddle to the offending tweet. Biddle was then the editor of Valleywag, Gawker Media’s tech-industry blog. He retweeted it to his 15,000 followers and eventually posted it on Valleywag, accompanied by the headline, “And Now, a Funny Holiday Joke From IAC’s P.R. Boss.”

In January 2014, I received an email from Biddle, explaining his reasoning. “The fact that she was a P.R. chief made it delicious,” he wrote. “It’s satisfying to be able to say, ‘O.K., let’s make a racist tweet by a senior IAC employee count this time.’ And it did. I’d do it again.” Biddle said he was surprised to see how quickly her life was upended, however. “I never wake up and hope I [get someone fired] that day–and certainly never hope to ruin anyone’s life.” Still, he ended his email by saying that he had a feeling she’d be “fine eventually, if not already.”

{snip}

Four months after we first met, Justine Sacco made good on her promise. We met for lunch at a French bistro downtown. I told her what Biddle had said–about how she was probably fine now. I was sure he wasn’t being deliberately glib, but like everyone who participates in mass online destruction, uninterested in learning that it comes with a cost.

“Well, I’m not fine yet,” Sacco said to me. “I had a great career, and I loved my job, and it was taken away from me, and there was a lot of glory in that. Everybody else was very happy about that.”

Sacco pushed her food around on her plate, and let me in on one of the hidden costs of her experience. “I’m single; so it’s not like I can date, because we Google everyone we might date,” she said. “That’s been taken away from me too.” She was down, but I did notice one positive change in her. When I first met her, she talked about the shame she had brought on her family. But she no longer felt that way. Instead, she said, she just felt personally humiliated.

Biddle was almost right about one thing: Sacco did get a job offer right away. But it was an odd one, from the owner of a Florida yachting company. “He said: ‘I saw what happened to you. I’m fully on your side,’ ” she told me. Sacco knew nothing about yachts, and she questioned his motives. (“Was he a crazy person who thinks white people can’t get AIDS?”) Eventually she turned him down.

After that, she left New York, going as far away as she could, to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She flew there alone and got a volunteer job doing P.R. for an NGO working to reduce maternal-mortality rates. “It was fantastic,” she said. She was on her own, and she was working. If she was going to be made to suffer for a joke, she figured she should get something out of it. “I never would have lived in Addis Ababa for a month otherwise,” she told me. {snip}

Addis Ababa was great for a month, but she knew going in that she would not be there long. She was a New York City person. Sacco is nervy and sassy and sort of debonair. And so she returned to work at Hot or Not, which had been a popular site for rating strangers’ looks on the pre-social Internet and was reinventing itself as a dating app.

But despite her near invisibility on social media, she was still ridiculed and demonized across the Internet. Biddle wrote a Valleywag post after she returned to the work force: “Sacco, who apparently spent the last month hiding in Ethiopia after infuriating our species with an idiotic AIDS joke, is now a ‘marketing and promotion’ director at Hot or Not.”

“How perfect!” he wrote. “Two lousy has-beens, gunning for a comeback together.”

Sacco felt this couldn’t go on, so six weeks after our lunch, she invited Biddle out for a dinner and drinks. Afterward, she sent me an email. “I think he has some real guilt about the issue,” she wrote. “Not that he’s retracted anything.” (Months later, Biddle would find himself at the wrong end of the Internet shame machine for tweeting a joke of his own: “Bring Back Bullying.” On the one-year anniversary of the Sacco episode, he published a public apology to her on Gawker.)

Recently, I wrote to Sacco to tell her I was putting her story in The Times, and I asked her to meet me one final time to update me on her life. Her response was speedy. “No way.” She explained that she had a new job in communications, though she wouldn’t say where. She said, “Anything that puts the spotlight on me is a negative.”

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  • Now this is interesting. Before her “fateful” tweet, she sent out two other tweets making fun of the Germans and the English.

    Jon Ronson’s article should be titled: “The lamentations of a regretful SJW.” That being himself.

    • Frank_DeScushin

      Exactly. In the Leftist mind it’s perfectly acceptable to make jokes about the Germans and Englishmen, but not about Africans. Leftist “morals” are applied so unevenly that nobody of any intelligence should take them seriously.

      • david dorian

        Unspoken mindset of liberals here:

        You can always make fun of your superiors (or those you envy), but you must never make fun of your inferiors. How else can you guarantee their required obsequiousness.

        THAT would not be morally upstanding, and would seem hypocritical

      • One German I once worked with was actually lazy, but he was organized at being lazy. We all joked “Who is going to do Andreas’s job after Leong quits?” Andreas was from Berlin and didn’t think that was one bit funny, though everyone else did. Leong was a Chinese from Fiji. He stayed.

        There are some social rules here. Germans aren’t supposed to be lazy, at least not Prussians. Australian Pommies are sticky to rules. I was asked to do a literature search on the work I had been doing in Colorado Springs. When I gave him a pile of my own patents and publications – because I’m sarcastic – he started throwing my lunches in the trash.

        Oh, that’s fine. The trashed lunches went over the wall into his office. I paid for that food, and believe it criminal to waste food. If I was working up a reaction mixture for five minutes, I’d come back to find my lunch in the trash. Toward the end, I was locked out of the building during the evenings, as I surrendered my keys, but it turns out I’m really strong, so when I paused a bit, I could rip the door to the building open by pulling on the handle. It was a Zen thing.

        An orc doesn’t need keys. I noticed that before I left for the US that steel lock parts were working their way through both the door and that the frame was coming apart.

        It’s over 16 years later. They’ve probably replaced the door, the frame, and perhaps some of the wall.

      • LHathaway

        If we can believe what she has said about her comment – I believe her – she made these comments in order to make fun of stupid White people. As most of us know, from having read these things many times, even if you are making fun of white people, you will like still be considered offensive (and not of stupid white people or White people in any way).

        In this case, I’m glad she was punished, just not for the reason they are saying.

        • Jason Lewis

          Excellent point. Before the tweet she assumed everyone knew she was “one of the good whites”. She really didnt expect her own to turn on her as they did. I’m sure she still has the same mindset she did before.

    • John Ambrose

      According to the social etiquette rules of cultural Marxism, portraying whites in a negative light is perfectly fine but portraying minorities in a bad way constitutes unthinkable bigotry. Hence the frequent ads where whites (often male) are depicted as hapless buffoons all the while some wise and rational black looks on in sheer amazement at the dumb honkey making a total fool of himself.

      • Spoda Be

        You are absolutely correct. I used to wonder where all these incredibly smart, wise and refined Negroes were. Then it hit me. Every..single..one of them has found jobs on TV and in movies! So now all that’s left are….the ones we have to deal with every single day.

  • MekongDelta69

    “IAC, the corporate owner of The Daily Beast…”

    The Daily Bestiality is another left-wing rag. So, in the end, another leftist got hers, and this idiot author from the New York Slimes is actually bragging that he reveled in piling on.

    Why does anyone have FB or Twitter or MySpace or MyFace or YourFace or InstagramOfCocaine or any ‘unsocial media’ site whatsoever?

    Nobody gives a damn what you’re eating for dinner, and the only time you’re noticed is if you ‘screw up’ (in the eyes of the Orwellian Police State).

    • Yeah, but, TDB had a story today about how the Beltway Glibertarians in the Cato Institute have thrown former Czech President Václav Klaus under the bus because Klaus is striking up good relationships with Putin and LePen. his hostility toward LGBTQMIAPDLOLPLPLTH and his calls for immigration restriction.

      I’d rather be associated with Putin/LePen than Cato eight days out of seven every week. Let me see, a courageous patriotic leader who is trying to do right by his/her people and save his/her country on the one hand, or an obnoxious, destructive, unwanted, irrelevant, deceitful ideological cult on the other hand. Hmmm, let me take a millisecond to think that one over.

      • withcaution

        And here I was of the opinion that dictator worship had run it’s course. You have posters of Stalin, Hitler, Castro, Mussolini, Mao, Qaddafi, on your wall?

        • Cheri Rodriguez

          I kind of liked Tito. At least while he was alive, Yugoslavia didn’t fall apart.

          • Tito was a Communist, though, and with the end of the Cold War, Jugoslavia was going to break up. It couldn’t be helped. At least the Czechs and Slovaks broke up peacefully.

          • Cheri Rodriguez

            Communist? Eh, there are different degrees. You would have had a way better time hanging out in Belgrade in the mid-to-late 1970s vs. with the Khymer Rouge.

          • IstvanIN

            Tito overthrew the legitimate government of Yugoslavia, and while he wasn’t the worst communist dictator he was still a commie.

          • stonepillow

            Wasn’t “the legitimate government of Yugoslavia” a King exiled in North Africa who wouldn’t take the most basic direction on how to help his people resist the Nazis?

          • thomasdosborneii

            I’ve been somewhat curious about that, the Czechs and the Slovaks, but never did any research (maybe I should stop being so lazy). But I wonder, what was so different about them to make them break up (peacefully or not)? Different religions, different languages, different kind of economies? I guess what I am driving at is that I think they probably really weren’t all that different at all, which makes me wonder how the entire United States actually stays together, or a country like Indonesia–that’s an even better question.

          • Cheri Rodriguez

            Most Czechs, Poles, Hungarians, Lithuanians, etc., were never hardcore communists. It was just something they had to play along with while Soviet tanks were in the streets.

          • Anna Tree

            “Historically, the region now known as Czech Republic was once part of the Austrian empire whereas the Slovak area was a part of the Kingdom of Hungary.

            The Czech Republic and Slovakia were a part of the Austro-Hungarian state before World War I. In 1918, Czechoslovakia emerged as a single nation. Though the Czechs and Slovaks occupied the same state, there was much disparity in the two regions with respect to the economic conditions and technological development. Also, the German-Western influence was stronger in Czechs whereas Slovaks were under Hungarian influence. Thus, the former were more urban and dominant than Slovaks.

            The German invasion in 1938 forced most of the Czechs and Slovak Nationalists into exile. This nation was reunited after World War II in 1945, and came under communist control. The differences between the two groups continued to increase under the communist party and towards the end of 1991 there was a strong Slovakian Nationalist movement demanding independence of Slovakia. The Czech and Slovakian leaders finally resolved the issue peacefully by separating the regions into two separate nations, the Czech republic and Slovakia on January 1, 1993.

            Czechs speak the Czech language which exists in two forms, the
            literary and colloquial. Slovaks speak a language, Slovak, which is
            similar to the literary version of the Czech language. The vocabulary in both languages is slightly different. Slovak grammar is somewhat simpler than Czech grammar.”

            “Czechs, especially in the western part of the country (Bohemia), are usually agnostic; Slovaks are churchgoing Catholics (in the very eastern part of the country they are churchgoing Orthodox Christians).”

            “The important thing to note here is that unlike the turbulent histories of their other European neighbors the Czechs and the Slovaks to their credit tried and to a large extent successfully to exist as a single nation for seventy years, and when the time came to bid each other good bye, they did so in a very orderly, and civilized fashion, with almost no rancor. Today both nations look forward to carving their separate destinies in a way that best satisfies the aspirations of their respective peoples.”

          • thomasdosborneii

            Thank you so much, Anna, for the history. It all makes perfect sense. And how admirable of the two to make a peaceful split!

    • TruthBeTold

      They’re liberal narcissists who believe any vapid idea that pops into their heads is a flash of brilliance that must be shared with all of mankind.

    • Speedy Steve

      My sentiments exactly. Well said, my friend!

    • johningermany

      Amen. A cardinal rule for those who wish to have a happy, uncomplicated life is; “Don’t tell other people your business”

      • Christorchaos

        Its not your business that gets you in trouble with the Thought Police, it’s your opinions. And what do you think youre doing here?

    • Alexandra1973

      I mostly use Twitter for weather and accident reports, myself…and to get the latest “tweets” from the Angry Birds site. LOL I don’t tweet a lot.

      • I mainly use it to retweet AR threads, my own blog posts and drop snark.

      • MekongDelta69

        That’s cute!

  • Those tweets are actually pretty funny; most stereotypes make for entertaining joke material. One of the really liberating aspects of having the house paid off and no steady work in almost nine years is that there’s virtually nothing the P.C. witch-hunt/censorship industry can do to me. The big fear most guys my age have is getting fired and then having their homes go into foreclosure. I’m bulletproof in that respect. I don’t even want to work. Are they going to threaten to reveal I’m an ex-con? It turns out that I’m quite up-front about that; my neighbors all know, my family knows, my friends know, and you all do as well.

    The cognitive problem these wannabe-elites have is they believe – as “elites” – that they are immune to the same takedowns they cheerfully administer to others.

    • TruthBeTold

      Yes, they’re kind of humors. They’re the kind of comments you would make between close friends that you feel comfortable with and trust; a joke between friends.

      Only liberals don’t understand the monster they created with hate speech codes and this woman was incredibly naive to share such comments for millions of strangers to read.

    • Speedy Steve

      Answer: a fat lip, a black eye, and a job!

    • Alexandra1973

      I’ve heard the crack about English having bad teeth…but it’s not due to lack of brushing. It’s because of their latitude…they get less sunlight, therefore less vitamin D3. D3 (and K2) helps prevent (and heal) cavities.

      I just got some liquid D3/K2…so far my son hasn’t had a cavity, and I’m going to make sure it stays that way. (And we’re in Ohio.)

      • MikeofAges

        A the Swedes have great teeth because…? Or do they?

        • cyrusthevirus

          Bad teeth years ago in England was the same reason ANYONE had crappy teeth–poor diet/poverty and ignorance—still there now all over the world!!My teeth are spiffing and I am English –so there!!

          • Speedy Steve

            The NHS took a dim view on orthodontia. But the English floss now that its been invented!

          • cyrusthevirus

            We probably invented it –we invented virtually everything else!!! Ha Ha–after all we invented America!! ok Pilgrim.

          • HE2

            The English have bad teeth because NHS historically has not paid for dentistry, nor has proper dental hygiene been stressed.
            Many are missing teeth because extraction was favored over repair.
            Their teeth are discolored from tea stain. I have to use whitener on my teeth and give my stained tea cups an occasional bleach wash because I drink so much black tea. Tea really stains.
            I notice Michael Caine [and other English actor’s] teeth are misaligned and tea stained in spite of being multi-gazillionaire movie stars.

      • HE2

        Alex, Scandinavians receive even less sun than the UK and they do not have bad teeth.

      • stonepillow

        Latitude? How come the Swedes have good teeth and the Mexicans don’t?

    • Cheri Rodriguez

      That’s something I always liked about some of the 1% motorcycle club members I associated with in my younger years. There’s nothing you can do to them because they’ve already been to prison, don’t own much and really don’t care what society thinks.

  • JackKrak

    If the NYT is suddenly offended by crude characterizations and condescending racial stereotypes, I refer them to the comments made about white people by every black stand up comedian over the last 50 years.

    • TruthBeTold

      I don’t think that’s the issue.

      The NYT is trying to say, ‘hate speech codes were never meant to apply to liberals’.

      They want a ‘get out of trouble because I’m a liberal’ card.

  • LHathaway

    “Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white”

    This might take on a new context, if she knew 500,000 White American men have died of AIDS. Sometimes the racial aspect of disease is vitally important. That would be when spending 30 years discussing ‘projected cases’ and then ‘new cases’ of AIDS. Other times the racial context is not an issue at all. In fact, it would probably be racism, considering it.

    • IstvanIN

      500,000? Really, that high? None the less the AIDS problem in White America and black Africa are two different things. In America it is mostly a homosexual problem, in Africa it is a heterosexual problem, so, if she were to avoid sex with gay men and blacks she would be pretty safe.

      The joke wasn’t very funny but it was hardly earth-shattering and almost no one deserves to have their life destroyed over a dumb comment.

      • LHathaway

        I think 800,000 total. The media will get around to publishing death rates (current ones) by race in a few decades. Actually, some Southern states have begun publishing current AIDS death rates by race. Took them 30 years. Perhaps the media in North Eastern States will follow in a few years, followed by the Midwest, eventually. I’m not that much of an expert on demographics to guess when the media in each state will begin covering this (something beside ‘projected cases’ and ‘new cases’).

        • The fist gay dudes I knew in Boulder died of “other causes”. One was the secretary at the lab I worked summers, and couldn’t do anything right. He was bitten by a tick, and didn’t get Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. He got ordinary tick fever, and died of it within 72 hours. That doesn’t normally kill folks who have functioning immune systems. The other was the little brother of one of my old friends. He was also gay, and trusted his lover, who infected him. Once he started to become very sick, he committed suicide by getting himself completely drunk and sitting in his car with the exhaust pipe connected to the passenger compartment with a bit of garden hose.

          I will bet neither of these were reported as HIV deaths, even though they both really were.

          I suspect AIDS deaths are under-reported.

          • One doesn’t die of AIDS, one dies of AIDS complications. That meaning, AIDS ruining your immune system so that any infection will knock you off.

    • Speedy Steve

      Going to Afreaka. Hope I don’t:
      1 get raped,
      2 find crocodiles on a plane,
      3 don’t have my private parts removed by a taxi driver with a gold ring,
      4 don’t see any bloated children with flies,
      5 get mugged,
      6 get carjacked,
      7 have to visit sector 9.
      Just kidding, I’m a left-wing race-realist who used to work for a blog nobody important reads.

      This delicious episode smacks of the denunciations that occurred under Stalin’s rule in the USSR. And to think 60 short years ago decent God-fearing Americans worried about a commie under the bed.

      • Guest

        I’m much more worried about the Commie in the White House.
        And the Commies on the editorial boards of the major newspapers.
        And in the Ford Foundation.
        And on the Harvard faculty.

        • Speedy Steve

          I was looking through junk mail from the early 90s — including letters to the Washington Times. We’ve been fighting this silliness for 20 years and then seeing CPAC whippersnappers sell out to big lobbying interests. They end up selling America by the slice. I recommend reading back issues of Chronicles Magazine to see what I’m talking about. There will always be a remnant as things localize — but organization? We all want something different.

      • Jason Lewis

        We don’t fear finding a commie under our bed. Communist in America realized they would never take America the way they did in Eastern Europe and Asia. Read their writings. Some of the same tactics are used now. Instead of being anti-revolutionary now you are racist or a hater. Guess America gets commie-lite.

        • Speedy Steve

          We get Gramsci-ism.

    • indoctrination_FAIL

      500K US white males? Sounds implausibly high to me. Source, please, or you made it up.

      • Sick of it

        Homosexuals and druggies contract AIDS at a rather high rate. AIDS has been in this country for decades now. Honestly, I’m surprised the numbers aren’t higher with all the switch hitting today.

        • It is an interesting theoretical statistic, but as with all things, whites are capable of reason and intelligent thought in the face of adversity. After the initial reveal of GRID, I imagine the whites quickly pumped the brakes on some of the more hedonistic and dangerous aspects of their chosen lifestyle. Entering into more monogamous relationships, and less “go to the leather bar and service a dozen men each night”.

          As I think we all know, blacks aren’t exactly brimming with impulse control, they wouldn’t be mentally capable of the restraint required to limit the spread amongst their fellow pleasure seekers, nor do they have the feelings of shame, responsibility, compassion, etc. That would lead them to remove themselves from the environment once they were themselves a carrier.

          I strongly suspect LHathaway is pulling numbers out of his posterior, but i wouldnt be surprised if the actual number of white male deaths caused by AIDS was somewhere in the hundreds of thousands, but i also believe it stopped climbing higher at an exponential rate like it does with africans, and to an extent, hispanics.

          Which is a more likely course of events, Trayvon’Dshawnitayvious telling his multiple partners “i uh… gived you da GRID, youse prolly should stop rapin folks” or, simply continuing his sexual relations and in fact continuing to start new ones without whispering a word as he slowly wasted away, spreading his slow death to as many people as he could before he died.

      • LHathaway

        US Centers for disease control. It’s true, there is absolutely not a category in the total for Whites, or at least White men. I don’t believe this has been reported anywhere, outside of relatively recently, in a few states in the south (and they are only listing current death totals by race). I believe I mentioned that. But at the Centers for Disease control, they do list the number of blacks and hispanics who have died of AIDS as a total (again, these is no total for the number of Whites). They also list the total number who have died. Subtract one number (the other races who have died) from the other (the total number who have died) and surely the remaining number is the number of Whites who have died of AIDS. That is if you can trust them. I don’t.

        Clearly the only reason they are listing these numbers, and counting deaths at all, is that at this point (in the south, the only place the media is listing these numbers) revealing these numbers can now show that people of color are special victims (if one ignores demographics (the average age of the victims). I felt my post was proof of that and I didn’t really need to take the time to say that. Sometimes, I can think of something clever to say. Other times I honestly can’t. In the states that now list current death rates (30 years later) they are not revealing this information for any previous year. And of course, they avoid a total, only listing the death numbers for the current year.

      • It’s LHathaway, of course he made it up.

        Or I suppose he believes it to be true in his bonkers world, essentially the same difference. I stopped being frustrated over his nonsense some time ago, and just kind of let his posts float by on the wind.

        It’s oddly enjoyable after a while, kind of like the doomsday preaching madman on the corner who you pass by on your way to work. Eventually you stop being disgusted, give him a nod as you pass by, dodging flecks of spittle, maybe toss some change his way, or leave a cup of coffee somewhere he can reach it.

        Just dont stop to listen, lest you become entranced by his crazy eyes and find yourself standing on the corner preaching with him.

        • LHathaway

          I could use some spare change . . .

    • stonepillow

      The point is that AIDS came about in Africa when Patient Number One buggered a monkey and it’s going to take a while to live that down.

      • Charles Martel

        I thought he ate the monkey. . .

  • Truthseeker

    You can learn a lot about human nature from observing internet behavior. People act polite and civilized in person, but on the internet they behave no better than an angry mob. They show themselves as cruel, merciless and self-righteous. We’ve seen these things spill over into real life, and it’s never pretty. Somehow, there are still fools who think “people are basically good,” or that having strong ideological credentials will save them from ever being turned on by the mob. Pay attention and you know better.

    • Tarczan

      There is a mean streak in most people. Under the right circumstances most people will gladly ridicule and humiliate someone. All they need is for the crowd to say it’s ok. Very few people will stand against the crowd.

      • LHathaway

        One could argue it is driven by fear. They are afraid themselves. Maybe they’re not. Maybe they’re just bullies.

    • Speedy Steve

      Kind of like the Yahoos in Gulliver’s Travels.

  • TruthBeTold

    The leftists created hate speech hysteria to shut down white conservatives and they use it efficiently and effectively.

    But once again we see liberals caught in their own snare and the liberal media (in this case, the NYT) tell us ‘that’s not what we meant’ and trying to parse the issue (‘WE made a mistake but THEY are consumed by hate’).

    In other words, if they say something wrong, they should be allowed to dismiss it as nothing but a joke or a mistake.

    We, on the other hand, are not given the benefit of the doubt or allowed a second change.

  • F. Roger Devlin

    I always recommend that people who want to understand episodes like this read Laird Wilcox’s essay on “Ritual Defamation”:

    http://www.lairdwilcox.com/news/defame.html

    • LHathaway

      Nice link.

  • Steve_in_Vermont

    What they fail to realize is the fact that when they turn on someone, for an indiscrete comment, that same thing can happen to them. The “pack” has no sense of loyalty to anyone and will ruin people indiscriminately. The best defense is not to join them, to not give them anything to be critical about.

    • Cheri Rodriguez

      There was a Marsal of the Soviet Union named Mikhail Tukhachevsky executed during one of Stalin’s purges (1937). Of the eight judges at Tukhachevsky’s trial, five were later executed too.

    • Pelayo

      You have a good point. There’s an article on here about a site dedicated to getting people fired. I knew about it before the article was posted on here because someone posted about it on social media and found the site “refreshing.” This very same person made an off color joke that got him a scolding among other things he’s posted. So if said person does anything in retribution against me or anyone else he sets himself up for retaliation. And I wouldn’t hesitate to retaliate.

    • Anna Tree

      During the witch hunts, sometimes whole villages inhabitants were burned at the stake, having each accused another of being witch until the last accuser was alone, or killed too, because accused by the one he was accusing.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    Sacco’s journey, in my opinion, shows the social differences between men and women. After having her life destroyed by Social Justice Warriors she did not view them an the enemy who should be disregarded like most guys here would. Instead, she actively sought their approval. She returned to do aid work in Africa to assuage her guilt, and she met with the ringleader of her lynch mob to try to convince him she’s not racist.

    Women are much more social animals than men, and social ostracization affects their psyche more. That’s why more white women than white men fall for Leftist rhetoric because they desperately want to be viewed as a good person and accepted. Needless to say, this does not apply to all women.

    • “That’s why more white women than white men fall for Leftist rhetoric because they desperately want to be viewed as a good person and accepted” – Very true.

      I also think many women fall for Leftist rhetoric and other liberal political schemes because they are generally emotionally-oriented. While there are clear exceptions to what I write, women tend to be led by their softer, gentler, more accommodating, and generally more trusting natures. Men can be deceived too, but I suspect this tends to be more so among women.

      This explains in part why liberalism and feminism has made such inroads within our society. The various social ‘movements’ are comprised of mostly women (especially white, educated women!) who are motivated by their bleeding- hearts and ‘compassion’ rather than by minds that are more critical and analytical. This is always the danger of any ‘movement’ that is dominated by women, especially when they become in charge of realms that generally run counter to their natural proclivities (e.g., military leaders, soldiers, police officers).

      • connorhus

        Not to mention at some point they can all get together and bash on the Men. Having power over White Men is as much a Female fantasy for some of them as the proverbial White Woman is to Black Men.

        • Spikeygrrl

          What sane woman bashes men?! Unless these women are either homosexual or bitter, dried-up old maids, men are the only game in town.

          Of course actually LIKING men helps. 😉

          • Liking women also helps. I don’t merely mean loving them, but listening to them. This isn’t very difficult, and costs nothing.

          • Who Me?

            What woman doesn’t have a grandfather, uncle, father, brother, husband, son…? Men are HALF the world’s population. Warm, comforting, strong people, also capable of doing things we women can’t (open jars? fix backed up sewers?) and altogether wonderful people who can give you a different take on some situations and they are really good friends.
            While being capable of realizing that there are a lot of people both male and female that are utter jerks, there are also a lot of really nice people in the world, and half of them are male!

      • Mary

        I agree with this. Women are particularly susceptible to many leftist beliefs, and this tendency has harmed Western society immeasurably.
        I believe that it’s a good thing for critical analysis to be tempered by emotions, at least in some instances, but it should never be ruled by them.
        This certainly leads to disaster.

      • ViktorNN

        Not so sure about what you’re saying. Don’t forget that hundreds of thousands of white men went to war and died to “free the slaves,” hundreds of thousands of white men died to “fight nazism and fascism” and whenever you see rioting in the streets for leftist causes it’s always plenty of white men putting their lives on the line – rarely women. If we’re going to use history as evidence, then it seems that men are quite capable of being emotionally persuaded to literally put their lives on the line – and even die – for liberal/leftist causes. Women don’t even come close to showing the same emotional commitment.

        • TCA

          Anyone, male or female, can be fooled.
          But some, who love the truth for its own sake and are capable of rational analysis can be reasoned out of their foolishness.
          I cite my own conversion from liberalism as an example.
          It’s difficult to reason with a man.
          It is almost impossible to reason with a woman.

          • ViktorNN

            What you’re saying sounds good, but it’s an assertion based on what evidence? Your own conversion away from liberalism? Plenty of women have made the same conversion. I’m as much of a critic of feminism as many others who post on Amren, but unless I’m just joking around and feeling lighthearted, I am always prepared to back up my arguments with evidence. It just makes for more useful discussion.

          • Nonsense.

    • LHathaway

      On the other hand, White men are conservative because some part of them is masochistic. Whites will have to brave the fire, however, or they will die.

      • Spikeygrrl

        What’s masochistic about political conservatism?

        Until Libertarians become electable at the State and Federal levels, and/or White nationalism even gets a seat at the table, conservatism is the only game in town for those of us who’d rather shoot a Leftist than have to listen to him.

        • Guest

          We generally suffer for our beliefs. I don’t want to talk about us ‘coming out of the closet’, but, maybe I should. We’re probably more like pavlo’s dogs, conditioned to be conservative, somehow. Never-the-less our ‘conservative’ belief’s will cause us to suffer.

    • Spikeygrrl

      Thanks for that last sentence.

    • Alexandra1973

      Interestingly enough…I was typically the lone wolf when I was in school, and I was more or less an outcast. In a way that’s good…so it doesn’t bother me a whole lot if someone gets on me for what I believe.

      And of course I manage to find sites like these where I *can* socialize and not be thought of as a (complete) weirdo.

    • pcmustgo

      No, she did this to get her job back… I wouldn;’t have done this. But I don’t need or want a corporate job, so whatever.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    Biddle, the ringleader of the Leftist lynch mob out to ruin Sacco’s life, sounds like a sociopath. Even after he heard of Sacco’s life being destroyed and her repenting he continued to attack her and others like her. He had no sympathy for how he destroyed their lives because, in the Leftist mind, white racists must be destroyed. Only when the mob turn on Biddle did he start singing a different tune. What a true POS.

    • Sick of it

      I hope they destroy more supporters of the ANC on a monthly, weekly, or even daily basis.

  • david dorian

    The truth about this whole incident reveals that mindset of liberals:

    You can always make fun of your superiors (or those you envy), but you must never make fun of your inferiors. How else can you guarantee their required obsequiousness.

    THAT would not be morally upstanding, and would seem hypocritical.

    These are liberals motives–status seeking in its most contemptible form. Call them out for it. Instead of being impressed by their rhetoric, show your disgust.

    • LHathaway

      “liberals motives–status seeking in its most contemptible form”

      I would go further than that and claim it’s an attempt to hurt other people. Even their ‘holding the right views’ is an attempt by them to hurt other people. They fact the engine behind it is their fear of being hurt themselves is no excuse for the bullying they dish out.

      • Tim

        @#$%!! For a minute I thought you had solved a mystery for me… I have been trying for years to find a short story I believed was written by Edgar Allen Poe. I think it was called “The Blue Note” or something. A man in France is handed a note he can`t read by a beautiful woman. He shows the French hotel clerk and asks him to translate. The clerk becomes angry and kicks him out. He takes it to another person who reacts the same. He asks an old friend he knows and explains peoples reaction. The Old friend reads it and ends their twenty year friendship without comment. The end of the story is how he tracks down his childhood French teacher. He puts the note and a revolver on the table vowing to kill himself, if she won`t translate. She agrees no matter what it says. She then reads the note and dies of a heart attack. Ever hear of it?!?

        • LHathaway

          I haven’t read that one. It does remind me ever so slightly of a ‘new outer limits’ episode.

        • Spikeygrrl

          No, but it sounds like a fascinating read!

          Do we ever find out what is in the note? Or is it like the film Ronin, in which (maddeningly) we never do find out what’s in the briefcase?

          • Tim

            Nope , when the childhood French teacher dies, we are left to assume the man uses the revolver as his life has already been ruined by the note anyway…I was left wondering why a stranger would do that to another stranger. Did she not like tourists or what?!?…

          • Sick of it

            French people seem to utterly detest Americans who know nothing of their language or culture yet appreciate Americans who attempt to learn and speak French, etc. So yeah, a lot of French folks don’t like American tourists. I don’t blame them, considering the godawful pronunciations of French words I’ve heard come out of the mouths of Americans. Some of us ruin the language as bad as a black person. It’s not a hard language either, which makes it all the more laughable when people have trouble with French.

          • TCA

            isn’t that racist or something? To hate someone cause he can’t pronounce French words?

          • Anna Tree

            And it is not as if French can pronounce English words better LOL

            Unfortunately, French don’t like Americans not because of pronunciation but I think because of jealousy (still dreaming about being the king of the castle) and more problematically, anti-Americanism that is anti-West or anti-White brainwashing.

            They hate globalization. I think globalization though is not American. For example, for me real American music is country music, not Lady Gaga. Same with American movies who are not always Hollywood or food etc Globalization or sameness (like Mr. Benoist calls it) is just the same knife but other face of diversity, the liberal leftist dogma attacking our white countries.

          • TCA

            glad I wasn’t swallowing coffee when I read your last sentence. ROFL or whatever. Very funny!

        • Cheri Rodriguez

          I heard a version of that one when I was at summer camp in the 1970s.

  • dd121

    It is best to view any email you send as public domain and potentially damaging. Anything written on any of the social media has the potential to end your career. The obvious recommendation is to get off all social media sites, and stay off them.

    • Cheri Rodriguez

      Not if you use a phony name, location, age, sex, job, etc. My real name is pretty common (must be 10,000 of us in the U.S. alone) and my FB page (no photos) says I live somewhere in Europe. I also have five or six e-mail accounts under various names. Good luck tracking me down.

      • dd121

        That doesn’t protect you. If the government wants to find you they have your IP address which is tied to your service provider. For all practical purposes you might as well post your baby pictures. Nothing is secret on the internet. Period.

        • Cheri Rodriguez

          A library with 30 or 40 public computers has one IP address and 1,000+ people a day using them. At one college library I visit, you don’t even need a card to get on to the Internet. Tracking down who was on them is like finding a needle in a haystack (I’ve seen the state police try). Exclamation point.

          • dd121

            Be careful. There’s more than one way to attack your identity.

        • BlueSonicStreak

          So disguise your IP.

    • Spikeygrrl

      DUH! Social media is POISON. Never forget that, and never engage in it.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Her extended family in South Africa were African National Congress supporters — the party of Nelson Mandela. They were longtime activists for racial equality.

    This is a story of lefties getting eaten by their own. The very people Justine supports are the ones that brought about and enforce the PC reign of terror.

    Great story in the original article about a man at a conference for tech developers who made a joke about dongles. A femi-nazi in the row ahead of him heard it, took his photo and tweeted it out to her followers: “Not cool. Jokes about . . . ‘big’ dongles right behind me.”

    He was fired two days later.

    As for the femi-nazi:

    Her employer’s website went down. Someone had launched a DDoS attack, which overwhelms a site’s servers with repeated requests. SendGrid, her employer, was told the attacks would stop if Richards was fired.

    The next day she was publicly let go.

    You’ve got 140 characters to destroy your life.

    Tweet…tweet…tweet.

    • I don’t need as many as 140 characters: “There is not a mind so brilliant nor a soul so noble that it can not be beaten to death with a truncheon.”

      That was less than 100, and I think this rather ugly historical quote from a horrible excuse for a man is uniquely appropriate in the current case. That’s what they want, isn’t it?

      • However, you forgot to include a few clever #hashtags. Wouldn’t be Twitter without them.

        • #reinhardheydrich

          I have never used Twitter. Happy now?

          • PostBunnie

            #canteven #truth #quotes #violenceistheanswer #maybetheswordismightierthanthepen #lolwut #personal #me #textpost

            And maybe a few “#manlythings” and such. The tags actually don’t matter much

  • Lygeia

    I think what was worse, and what was not mentioned in this article, is how her own father publically criticized and pilloried her. He did not defend his own daughter or at least stay silent. He publically stated how appalled he was, ashamed and disappointed of her.

    I think that, although this has been forgotten now, her father publically shaming her gave the bullies the green light.

    • IstvanIN

      She comes from a family that supported the destruction of South African Whites. While I lost sympathy for the woman after I read that, in the grand scheme of things no one’s life should be ruined over a bad joke. This Sam Biddle character is an a$$ who will hopefully suffer some really bad karma.

      • Lygeia

        This is true too. It was more important for them to support Nelson Mandela, a terrorist who was responsible for the deaths of at least 300 people, than it was to support their own precious child.

  • Sick of it

    She deserves all of this and worse. Good going twitter freaks!

    • TomIron361

      Bingo – a dizzybroad if there ever was one.

  • connorhus

    This is why I walked away from my degree field, gave up my ambitions of staying in the Army and drove a forklift for 15 years, saved my money and then bought enough land to become a small farmer and raise sheep. If I want to speak the truth I want to do it knowing there is little if anything these mob rule multi-culters can do to me.

    Walking away wasn’t hard as a White Male it wasn’t like I had any doors opening or companies/institutions begging me to come work for them but knowing I am truly free of the leftist oppression makes all the years of being poor worth it. Especially now that I am actually making some money on my own. Still the Femocrats would like to close the knot on my loop hole somehow I am sure.

    • cyrusthevirus

      I think you have made a very important point for most White men to consider—self-employment and strong intra-race networking!! Jews and gypsies -both enemies but both with the right idea!! Dont put yourself at the mercy of the left wing establishment—regroup and let the enemy implode!!This woman who was destroyed by the very evil she helped exist is marvellous!!

  • Caucasoid88

    It’s a bloodless way of satisfying bloodlust. Since leftists are conformists by nature, it is their type that organized public lynchings, witch-burnings and other public shamings. For example, Bill Maher is a liberal but criticized Islam, and he was the subject of mass scrutiny. It doesn’t matter who it is, left or right—all that matters is the satisfaction of conformist bloodlust.

    • withcaution

      Like Dennis Miller has frequently commented on regards to his experience, there’s no hate and vitriol like that on the left.

      • Caucasoid88

        I’m quoting Jim Norton in the first sentence. But yes, even if every last “injustice” was wiped clean from the planet and we lived in Pleasantville, they’d spit vitriol at Pleasantville’s happiness privilege.

    • The Dude

      Yes, and speaking of Bill Maher, he called the Left on that very point once or twice, I think: youtu be/6toQgXq1–s

    • Spikeygrrl

      I am growing more and more uncomfortable by the “shaming is terrible” tenor of these comments.

      Shaming in and of itself is value-neutral (like terrorism, it’s a TACTIC, not a rationale). Just one example should make my point: shaming used to be a VERY effective deterrent to having children out of wedlock, especially miscegenated children.

      In the proper contexts, shaming is a GOOD thing!

      • Sick of it

        Amoral people are not fond of morality. Consider them the lukewarm folks mentioned in the Bible. Wicked people are more likely to be saved once they find a better way.

      • Anna Tree

        Very good point, wish your post would show up at the beginning of the page.

        An excellent article to support your point regarding social shaming, if you didn’t read it already is:
        “Bring Back Stigma” by Roger Scruton
        www city-journal org/html/10_4_bring_back_stigma html

        “[…]It is now orthodox to regard social stigma as a form of oppression, to be discarded on our collective quest for inner freedom. But the political
        philosophers and novelists of former times would have been horrified by
        such a view. In almost all matters that touched upon the core requirements of social order, they believed that the genial pressure of
        manners, morals, and customs—enforced by the various forms of
        disapproval, stigma, shame, and reproach—was a more powerful guarantor of civilized and lawful behavior than the laws themselves. Inner
        sanctions, they argued, more dependably maintain society than such
        external ones as policemen and courts. […]”

        • Spikeygrrl

          Very much out of order: I just wrote you a comprehensive answer on your excellent “Does Polygamy Beget Pedophilia?” question…then it just disappeared. GRRRRRRR.

          It may yet surface somewhere. If it doesn’t show up today, please let me know and I will rewrite it tomorrow. One great takeaway from writing professionally is that it’s always quicker and easier the second time around. 🙂

  • notyranny

    This is great! All these victims, if possessing a brain automatically become White conscious and realize they need to see themselves as White First and start thinking in terms of self preserving race-realists. Fight White Destructionists Hate Groups till Their end.

  • Simonetta

    Camilia Paglia wrote about doing a lecture at Yale U after the feminist academic red-guard decided that she was “anti-feminist”. She said that there were dozens of student girls acting like neurotic children who were covering their fear of growing up with a Stalinist attack against her. She said that it was frightening and depressing.

    I think that this is a young-women-attacking-in-groups problem more than a specific default in the general culture of white people in general. Nevertheless, this obsession of some white women to destroy other white women for quasi-political reasons is still a real problem.

    • LHathaway

      In the book ‘illiberal education’, ostensibly about political correctness, he quoted someone saying, “White women enjoy immunity”.

      Wait, they said, ‘Black women enjoy immunity’.

  • BernieGoetzFan

    Sure – make fun of Germans and Englishman and we’ll all laugh … but joke about an African and its off to the camps with ye’.

    • ViktorNN

      Excellent point. Typical liberal double standards.

    • 1G25

      I liked your post, but I liked your handle better.

  • IKUredux

    Progressives (so called) have done nothing but create an environment of regression. Why the hell are we accepting their definitions of words? Excuse me, who the hell allowed them to take over the word “gay”? And, why the hell are we putting up with an agenda that they have described as ‘progressive”, when we know , their positions are nothing more than regressive to decadence and ruination. Words mean something. In fact, words mean EVERYTHING. If we do nothing else, could we please at least, take back OUR language?

    • Spikeygrrl

      I think I love you. 😀

      Daughter of a Greatest Generation Prof. English Literature (died in his 80s as Head of Graduate Studies emeritus) and a children’s librarian who survived him by less than two years, and myself having had a 30-year career based heavily on writing chops, I quite frequently am brought near to tears over the vivisection of my beloved American Standard English by conniving Leftists. I could go on for PAGES about how, for one brief, shining moment, ASE was the greatest language in Human history…but that’s not an appropriate rant for here and/or now. But still my heart breaks whenever I have to read modern b a s t a r d izations of words like gay, liberal, equal, justice, discrimination, democracy…aw for pete’s sake I better end this post or I’ll start crying again…

      <

      • Sick of it

        Texting and ebonics have ruined the language even more. I’m ashamed to see the way my nephew spells things at times. Both of his parents are well educated and should have taught him better.

      • It’s only going to get worse, not better. Social media has really accelerated the use and the rate of change of idiom.

    • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

      Progressive actually hate the people they support and that is why they live in gated communities.

  • Speedy Steve

    What do you know. The perfect way to destroy employees of left-wing crackpot organizations. This ideological war may be easier than I’d originally anticipated.

  • Speedy Steve

    Occasionally, but the preferred method was for a job rival to issue a false denunciation. Then came the 3 a.m. arrest, followed by a cursory hearing with some forms to be signed, and then a trip to Perm, Vorkhuta, or some other railroad camp for 10 years. There’s the Gulag Archipelago, and then there’s a book called Father Arseny which details the delights of the truly horrible camps.

    • The unabridged version of The Gulag Archipelago is almost impossible to find on Amazon. They simply don’t seem to be printing it anymore, and the old copies are rare and expensive. One can still read it, of course, but in its abridged form. Why abridge such a classic indictment of Bolshevism? It doesn’t take a genius to figure this one out.

      If you do come across an unabridged copy, keep and protect it.

  • Femghazi

    Oh shame, liberal do gooder gets tarnished as a ‘racist’. Oh dear, now she can’t date black and liberal loser men; and racists like me wouldn’t even pee on her if she were on fire, in fact, I’d pour more petrol on her.

    Stupid LWB!

    • Spikeygrrl

      “LWB”? TIA!

      FWIT, I swear I’ve learned more online slang on this one board in the last six months than I had learned online from ALL sources for the entire previous 20 years (yes, I was a VERY early adopter).

      • Femghazi

        Liberal White [email protected]

        • Spikeygrrl

          Got it! Thanks.

      • The mods would banish me again if I taught you my slang.

      • Femghazi

        It all comes from having to push past the ‘thought police,’ who seem quite at home here as well.

  • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

    I guess she must’ve thought that since she and her traitor family supported negro rights, she would get a good laugh at her joke. She made fun of an Englishman and a German, but let that go to her head and went too far. Now she knows that she and her family even though they were traitors they should have supported their own race and not the dreaded negroes.

    • meanqueen

      Yeah, I also noticed that the diss to the English and the German went unnoticed, but mention black people and AIDS and, omg, crucify her!

  • TF

    Cape Town is known as the “moffie” city in Afrikaans, (moffie meaning “faggot”) because of it’s large number of homosexuals. Cape Town is the most liberal city in South Africa due to the large number of english liberals who live there. If you look at the voting results in Cape Town during Apartheid, you will see that the “Progressive Federal Party” had it’s strongest support base there. So no, i’m surprised Justine’s Cape Town based english-speaking father publicly shamed her for what he considers “racism”.

  • Tim

    I can`t believe she turned down the offer from the owner of the Florida Yachting company. It reminded me of something I saw on Undercover Boss. A loyal employee was rewarded with a huge promotion and a free vacation to Florida. Florida impressed him so much he decided that IT would change his life more than his current boss ever could…So he resigned.

  • Ken Dometriosis .

    Welcome to the world of jewish censorship and leftist hypocricy! Twitter is for losers without a life at any rate!

  • Albert

    I’m glad we live in a nation where freedom of speech is a constitutional right and we can voice our thoughts and opinions without fear of persecution… Wake me when all of the above is true : (

  • pcmustgo

    Her fault for not “hitting back” like we have learned to do Amren style. Sucks she works a corporate job… you have no free speech if you do. And basically can’t be a conservative. Gawker is disgusting, there was a similar shame campaign against Jen Polachek, some silly white girl who wrote a silly white guilt article about a black girl in Yoga class… her sin seemed to have been admitting that the black woman was over-weight and that the black woman gave her a hostile stare. Gawker people went to town on her… she got death threats…

    • pcmustgo

      Most of these sickos are snarky white hipsters, and they are just bullies… period… bullies.

  • pcmustgo

    As you guys and VDare have taught us, NEVER APOLOGIZE… say it like you mean it. Truth is, you can’t. You and me, we have a self-righteous moral core on our side… this wishy-washy people haven’t learned yet- completely abandon the Democrat party, abandon your white liberal friends… do it with conviction. Don’t be afraid or hurt by the word “Racist”. They’re more like closet racists, like it’s something to be ashamed of.

    • pcmustgo

      In my case, I’ve had sooo many negative experiences with Blacks I have documented I get even white liberals to feel sorry for me. You’ve got to know what you’re angry about and argue it like a lawyer. Present a case against Blacks and Political Correctness…

  • Ringo Lennon

    If you think you can remain anonymous by using a library computer, think again. They can see who was using a specific computer through your library card. Each computer has an IP address.

    • Cheri Rodriguez

      As I’ve said before, there are a lot of libraries (especially college) where you can just walk in and use the computers designated for the public, no card needed and you don’t have to be a student there. Other libraries have guest passes that you can get with an ID; here, nothing is written down or recorded and you get your ID back when you leave. As for places that are more strict: lost, stolen, borrowed and phony cards are often in use.

  • phorning

    You should have told them Riggs was paid to throw to match. He was a huge gambler and used that opportunity to pay off his bookie.

    • Charles Martel

      I could beleive it. He thrashed Margaret Court, then the number one women’s player in the world, a few months earlier 6-1, 6-2.

  • nexus974

    It’s sad how many people took pleasure in ruining this woman’s life.

    • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

      That is a liberal for you.

      • nexus974

        They need to create villains to feel morally superior.

        • cyrusthevirus

          She did rather deserve it though–HA HA BLOODY HA !!

  • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

    Now we know two things. Never post any photo of yourself online doing stupid stuff and never think liberals are very nice and accommodating. They are the most vitriolic people on the face of the earth when you do not see eye to eye with them. Also, they claim to be so open minded, but really close minded to the bare truth.
    I am also surprised that the libs buried that silly girl who posted her pic next to the ‘Silence’ sign at the Arlington National Cemetery. I thought libs hated the Military and America.

    • meanqueen

      The libs do hate the military and America, but they love bullying more.

      • One of the important lessons I learned about bullies when I was little is that it is impossible to be a bully without also being a coward. Ergo: they are cowards. In my own case, the school bullies eventually decided that I was (a) bat$#!& crazy, and (b) completely terrifying once I started using weapons. I liked three feet of heavy chain, locked to my wrist so it couldn’t be taken away. I instituted an “attack on sight” policy with some of them, usually when they were alone, but I only used fists for things I initiated inside the school building. I stabbed my first bully when I was 12, running a No. 2 pencil through his arm and out the other side, and then mocked him for screaming. My parents once discussed sending me to a military school. That would never have worked, as I would have had a different set of bullies to educate and access to most of the same materials.

        The libtards want you to say you’re sorry, as if being bullied is somehow your own fault, and then they’ll later pick on you anyway. In the free market of ideas, which the PC-ers absolutely do not want, things can be discussed without having people fired from their jobs or socially ostracized. They don’t want that. Their usual retreat is a pretense to be “offended”.

        It’s what a head-shrinker would call “passive-aggressive” behavior.

  • fgbrunner3

    Any one know the percentage of black sub-Saharan Africans with AIDS?

    • Raymond Kidwell

      I can’t wait to see the look on your face after they fire you for writing that. So you think sub-Saharan Africans have AIDS? You just disgraced your family.

      I like it because the more ridiculous these people are, the more it just makes people give up on political correctness, once they realize it isn’t possible. There’s a thin line between paralyzing people with fear and making them just give up and say “I don’t give a **& anymore because no matter how accommodating I am to these people, they are never happy”.

    • Musashi5000

      137%

  • Cheri Rodriguez

    Like nobody ever got assassinated, imprisoned or had their lives ruined by the FBI, CIA, Mossad, etc.

    • notyranny

      So you’re a Communist?

  • haroldcrews

    These people would deprive all of us of any ability to house and feed ourselves and our families. If you think they would not gladly imprison or even kill us for thought crimes then you do not understand them in the least.

    • Christorchaos

      Yes. If you have a politically incorrect opinion or religious belief of some kind, it doesnt matter how in good faith that belief may be, you are basically open-season for extermination sometime before this century is out. The only group which has a systematic set of politically incorrect beliefs, by modern standards, that might survive will do so because they have been smart enough to finagle their own country and to ring it with nukes and PR experts. For the rest of us, it is too late.

  • meanqueen

    It kind of sounds like she was tried and convicted by a jury of her peers. We can agree that the liberal lynch mob is a dangerous and wicked thing in general, but in this case, perhaps justice was served.

    • cyrusthevirus

      The left is a cancer that will eat itself–all we have to do is develope ressiliance/awareness/white networking and courage!

  • Drifter745

    Live by the sword, die by the sword.

  • Christorchaos

    Isnt this even ambiguous? It could mean, “The world is so heartless it does not do anything about AIDS because it affects Blacks disproportionately”, and “Whites have access to the besty health care, blacks do not”, couldnt it??

    “Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white!”

  • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

    Well I guess one liberal should not trust another liberal. As soon as they detect that you are no longer being PC, they will jump on you like a pack of wolves and tear you to pieces just to show how trendy and cool they are.

  • Reinhard Heydrich. He was so ruthless that even Heinrich Himmler was terrified of him. When one looks up pictures of their old leadership, most of them look rather stupid, but this one wasn’t.

    • TCA

      Was the quote from a speech? If you have the source handy
      I’d like to look up the context. I searched it but to no avail.
      (I’ve learned in the last few years to be skeptical of lurid examples of German villainy.)

    • Cheri Rodriguez

      And that’s why Heydrich got “hit.” Imagine if that had happened to Goering in 1942? The Luftwaffe would have had better leadership (Galland) and Germany might have held out another year or two.

  • TheMaskedUnit

    Freedom is the absence of diversity.

  • E. Newton

    This story reminds me that I really respect all people of color. I haven’t often said that. I’ve just been too shy really. I just like the unique culture they bring to our world. It’s just a great thing and I appreciate all types of human beings. But especially people of color, any color.

  • Pelayo

    I’m not one to say anything particularly controversial or inflammatory on social media because I prefer a drama free experience. However I’m not one to mince words or cower and I like a challenge. So if people started a shaming campaign against me expecting me to cower, backtrack and apologize they’d be in for a rude awakening. I’d go after my harsassers, lawyer up and purchase a 45 for my own protection.

  • Interesting story, especially considering I’m now in Ethiopia!

  • Sounds like Biddle needs his @ss beat. Too bad I’m not in his neck of the woods

  • gooberboy9999

    “Her extended family in South Africa were African National Congress supporters–the party of Nelson Mandela.”

    Hahahaha oh wow. Is this what you call karma? It feels fantastic.

    • “A l’example de Saturne, la revolution devore ses enfants.”

      –Jacques Mallet du Pan.

      • MartelsGhost

        Yes the leftist movement has reached the apex of hilarity when Annie Lennox is intolerant, Christopher Hitchens is a racist warmonger and Camille Paglia is an anti-feminist patriarchal oppressor……………

        To paraphrase: “They have met the enemy and it is themselves……”

  • I used to write on the gun boards, but it became depressing for me after my federal felony conviction; I can’t have firearms or ammo anymore. I wrote about “Ammonpulver”, used by Austria-Hungary during World War One. This is a semi-smokeless powder made of only ammonium nitrate and charcoal. Charcoal approximates to C4H7O, so you can balance the chemical equation yourself. The home-made stuff is good only for pistol powder, as the burn rate is fast. AN undergoes a crystalline phase change which crumbles the stuff in hot weather, so coarse-grained rifle powders made this way don’t store well. It is also difficult to light off in a cartridge, but CCI magnum primers worked quite well.

  • stonepillow

    I don’t see an arc to this story.

  • LHathaway

    “Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white”.

    So, she’s being sarcastic and facetious, trying to make fun of dumb Whites? I suspect making fun of Whites is not what got her in trouble. These issues are so sensitive, even the Possible appearance of being insensitive (to people of color – while you’re in the process of making fun of Whites) is taboo. In this case, I’d have to say she got what she deserved, just not for the reasons they think or that it’s OK to admit to.

  • Musashi5000

    These are the things that occupy the warm, well-fed, and soon-to-be-conquered Western peoples.

    Maybe our priorities are jacked?

  • Epiminondas

    Another liberal gets thrown to the lions. And those lions are always soooo hungry. They even eat their own.

  • Paleoconn

    I think she meant her comment as one of privilege, similar to Louis CK saying how happy he is that he’s White and that it’s so much better. In that case, I’m glad these liberals are ebing eaten by their own. Pass the popcorn. And QD’s comment is spot on, no outrage over this stupid woman’s insults of Germans and Englishmen.

  • slobotnavich

    Amazing. It’s “1984” again, only thirty-one years late and not originating in some socialist hell-hole but in our PC world of today.

    The very term PC is profoundly offensive to anybody with a measurable IQ, defining, as it does, permissible vs. impermissible (and actionable) thought. Those who would attempt to enforce PC standards should be burned at the stake by slow fire and their stinking remnants fed to garbage-dump rats. And should this fail to get the attention of these vermin truly strong measures in dealing with them should be applied as needed.

  • notyranny

    It’s both, global capitalists on one side, Communists on the other, makes it hard to see a way out without war on home soil.

  • Sheik Yerbouti

    “Nobody could guarantee her safety” is about the most disgusting aspect of this. The whole world is saying “it’s OK to injure or kill a white person who says a mean word about black people” and that is a message with terrible implications.

    This is a direct copy of Sharia thinking. Blasphemy is how this is being played.