Sunday, September 29, 2019

The Honky Tax

Bill Maher proposed a "honky tax" to erase white shame Friday night.  Pretty funny.


Anonymous said...

Some of what he’s saying is true (and funny), I.e., that it’s ABSURD for whites to constantly be embarrassed about being white. Where’s he’s WRONG though is in saying that blacks don’t want that. MANY blacks DO I in fact want us to constantly flog ourselves, saying I’m sorry every time we open our mouth. Also, he’s also wrong that “whites were born with privilege.” I’m so sick of this crap. I’m from the Delta so I knew tons of poor rural black people, BUT I also knew tons of poor, uneducated and underprivileged whites. Have you ever seen pics of the Great Depression, the dust bowl? The Appalachian region? Patronize those white families by telling them “aw, it’s ok, you can’t help that you were born white and privileged.” See how fast you’ll get knocked on your ass. This white privilege thing is ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

Why do you publish this sort of continual bullshit? There is plenty of real news in the metro that we actually want to know about.

Anonymous said...

I had no idea that White privilege was getting up way before the crack of dawn to get to work and get home as the sun is setting. I’m scratching my head here and trying to wrap my head around this whole issue. I’ll be damned if I’m going to be ashamed! I work hard and I know a lot of people who work hard also. Just look at your major arteries coming into the tri county area at 5:00 a m in the morning! But, those that disagree never get up early enough to see that! And by the way, it only got this way in that past 2 years.

Anonymous said...

Serious question...when did this bullshit start, and where do we go from here? Between the "cancel culture," "woke" society, gender, and "climate justice," I'm wondering where our country is headed. I may be old school, but a lot of these issues seem fabricated and are just exacerbated by social media. Facts aren't even facts any more...just ask Joe Biden. If you're ashamed to be white, black, or whatever race you identify with, it's probably because of something you did, not what color you are.

Anonymous said...

September 29, 2019 at 4:42 PM = Cowardly KF stalking troll

Stuff About ZeroBear PolyBear said...

I have no concern in my heart with being a polybear. You will also notice I am also white. I have no concern with that either. If a white polybear can live guilt free with his genetic place in life, everyone else should also.

Anonymous said...

White Guy here ... I’m not embarrassed to be white, and I don’t really believe in white privilege, but the level of “access” isn’t the same for all demographics. It just isn’t.

Anonymous said...

4:42, such as? Exactly what do you see that is positive going on in Jackson?

Anonymous said...

9:05, maybe "access" is given more freely to folks (regardless of race) to those who treat each other with respect, speak clearly, and don't dress like prostitutes or like you just rolled out of bed...I saw a guy the other day at a government office who was wearing shower shoes and pajama bottoms - he was bitching up a storm about something, and the nice lady behind the counter was trying her best to understand whatever dialect of the English language he was speaking. When he started cursing and getting loud, a deputy came in and calmed him down. But seriously, if you act like an asshole, and dress like you don't give a shit and treat people poorly, nobody is going to want to deal with you...

So today's lesson:
1. Be nice;
2. Speak so that others can understand you;
3. Dress appropriately for the situation.

Is it really that hard???

Anonymous said...

People who have never been openly oppressed never see what the problem is. At 9:05 made a good point. He simply stated that there is no reason to be embarrassed about your race, and that he acknowledged that membership has its privileges.

But we all know there is classism and all other kinds of "isms" in practice. Hell, MSU wouldn't exist if there was no classism and racism. Alcorn would probably be the state's number 2 university if whites had no problems going to schools with blacks. The state's elites didn't want those not in their class attending Ole Miss, and the lower class whites did not want to go to Alcorn.

Anonymous said...

I was under the impression that income tax was "honky" tax - it supports all of the worthless folks who are too lazy to work...and don't you dare play the race card; in this context there are plenty of black honkies.

Anonymous said...

Privilege is characteristically invisible to people who have it. People in dominant groups often believe that they have earned the privileges that they enjoy or that everyone could have access to these privileges if only they worked to earn them.

Anonymous said...

Dear 10:05. Just wanted to thank you High Class White’s for letting us Low Class white folks have a college.

Anonymous said...

10:05 start an association of "Historically White Colleges and Universities" and see how many blacks would feel welcome. I attended Jackson State in 1977 and some faculty and students let me know that I wasn't welcome.

Some students were nice, others were not. I took four classes. The instructors were two black, one white and one Asian. One of the black instructors was a racist who marked answers wrong when acknowledging the answers were correct because, "I had another example in mind when a wrote the question."

Racism is a matter of the heart, not the skin color.

Anonymous said...


I can't apologize for something I had no involvement in (sounds familiar doesn't it). There is no need to start an association of HWCUs. There would have been no reason to start an association of HBCUs, if schools would have allowed integration.

In all seriousness, it is too bad you were made to feel that way. A really good family friend of mine made the same assertion about two predominately white institutions that she attended for undergrad and grad school, other than professors marking answers wrong. However, your matter could have been handled by going to administration.

Anonymous said...

None of this crap is new. White privilege as it's being described by liberals today is exactly what it was being described as by liberals fifty years ago when I was a senior in high school, and liberals fifty years from now will be describing it the same way. People are different. Get over it.

Anonymous said...

The truth is the 1% are the real unquestionable privileged with ultimate victim status and are totally above criticism and Bill Maher is a member of that tribe.

Anonymous said...

4:42 Please cite a single instance when Jackson State administration admitted to racism against white students. Name one. Go the JSU's administration for relief? You jest indeed.

Anonymous said...

@6:45, I suspect I know what Tribe you are inplying Bill Maher is a member of. I assure you that he is a a hellbound Athiest. He produced and released the demonic anti Christian, athirst filmReligulous a few years ago.

Anonymous said...

10:05 elite and Ole Miss should never be used in the same sentence

Anonymous said...

@11:06 PM

You are probably right. JSU administration doesn't admit to much of anything, regardless of race. They are equal opportunity a--holes to all. JSU alums talk about them as bad as you guys on here do.

Anonymous said...

Maher would be much funnier if he didn't throw out the "F' word every two minutes.

A true "comedian ' can get laughs without being vulgar.

I'm not a prude, and that language is funny at times . . .

But give me a break Bill Maher.

Such language was funny in Junior High, but you're sixty-three years old now..

Geeze !

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