May 12, 2013

The Greg Packer of Gay Marriage

The national news media appears to be turning into a giant conspiracy to feed me material. Yesterday, in "Flight from White -- American Indian Version," I noted the New York Times' breathless article about an academic who has made a career for himself as an American Indian despite being a redheaded white guy. Tonight, in the Washington Post:
The Post's caption: 
"Heather Purser (right) and her girlfriend, Rebecca Platter, are shown near their home in Olympia, Washington, on May 7, 2103. Purser, a member of the Suquamish Tribe, got her tribal council to to vote in favor of gay marriage."

Okay, which of these two white women, the brunette or the blonde, is the American Indian? My first guess was the brunette, but it turns out to be the blonde.

By the way, Washington Post, is Princess Fauxcohontas's t-shirt racist? 

The blonde's t-shirt appears to be racially stereotyping the residents of Motown (83% black) as prone to gun violence. Are blondes really allowed to do that in the Washington Post? Or is it okay because this blonde's not white?

That raises the metaphysical question: Can a blonde lesbian who claims to be an American Indian be racist against blacks? I look forward to the Washington Post's black magazine The Root debating this burning topic for several months.

Update: Okay, I've finally read the first three paragraphs in the article:
For Heather Purser, the first pang came more than a decade ago as she gathered clams on Puget Sound’s Chico Beach, watching her cousin’s new husband assist with the digging. She figured she’d never have a legal spouse to help with the backbreaking work. 
Then Purser, a member of Washington state’s Suquamish Tribe who says she knew she was gay at age 7, decided to act: She led a personal lobbying campaign that ended with her tribal council voting in 2011 to approve gay marriage. 
“I realized that I do have the power to change my situation,” said Purser, 30, a commercial seafood diver from Olympia, Wash.

Hmmhmmmhmm ... So far we have a lesbian "commercial seafood diver" who is into clams and racially insensitive t-shirts and is a blonde American Indian and has gotten the Suquamish Tribe to approve gay marriage?

Is this whole story a prank?  It sounds like it was made up by the kind of 8th grader who finds everything the teacher says hilariously dirty.

Well, if it is a prank it's more like a long running performance art project. Googling "Heather Purser" brings up a considerable number of you-go-girl profiles of her. Here's an article about her in Indian Country:
Ms. Purser in her clamdiver suit
Diver Heather Purser Pioneers Same-Sex Marriage for Suquamish
Kevin Taylor
January 18, 2012 
Earlier last month in Seattle, as all the threads for a planned Human Rights Day banquet were being woven together, Heather Purser, Suquamish, who was to be among the honored guests, was shuffling through mud and ooze. 
Under 50 feet of water. Down on the cold bottom of Puget Sound. Wrestling with giant clams.

Indeed.

Purser in New York Times, 2011
The Washington Post story is hardly Purser's first tribute in the national media Here's an ever-so-serious New York Times story from 2011 about Ms. Purser, back when she had strawberry blonde hair.

And here's her profile on NPR's All Things Considered.

Plus, there are a whole bunch of other news stories about her over the years in lesser venues.

For instance,  in Yes! Magazine:
Same-Sex Marriage Brings Healing to Me—and My Tribe 
Heather Purser set out to win gay marriage rights within the Suquamish Tribe and found herself on a personal journey toward self-acceptance.

Considering her omnipresence in the media, maybe Heather Purser is the Greg Packer of Gay Marriage?

In case you are wondering who Greg Packer is, here's Ann Coulter's 2003 column exposing the highway maintenance worker who has been quoted countless times in the MSM as the Voice of the Man on the Street. Here, for example, is a photo of Greg first in line for an iPhone at the Times Square Apple Store, ready with a media-friendly quote.

P.P.S. And what about Rebecca Platter, the non-Indian brunet in the Washington Post's romantic backlit photo above? Well, perhaps she used to be a blonde too, at least she was in this picture of a Rebecca Platter on Red Room: Where the Writers Are. That Rebecca Platter's bio says:
I am a writer who has a strong voice and a clever way with words. I make poetry with strong visual metaphors and an unexplainable emotional pull. Although I have not officially been published I know I will be at some point when the time is right. I feel strongly that the current generation needs to re-connect with their deeper thoughts as opposed to surface "shares" that have become too common. Red Room is a place where I can be surrounded by people who inspire me to continue on my journey.

According to Rebecca Platter's bio at The Seattle Lesbian:
Rebecca Platter graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Comparative History of Ideas and a minor in Russian Literature. After studying abroad in Iceland and graduating on the Dean’s List, she backpacked throughout Europe then later moved to Costa Rica volunteering to tutor locals in English. Passionate about LGBTQ rights, Rebecca is excited to serve as a contributing writer for The Seattle Lesbian while working to transition her love of writing into a career. Rebecca is obsessed with painting multiple headed naked women, traveling anywhere she can, writing about life and wearing red lipstick whenever possible. She is currently writing a set of personal comedic memoirs. Read more.
"Multiple headed naked women"

So, this is all a Portlandia sketch come to life. (Indeed, one story says Rebecca is a barista.) We have two Northwest publicity hounds who have successfully exploited the media's gay marriage obsession. And over the course of several years of media coverage, none of these crack newshounds noticed anything amusing about the story.

By the way, even though Purser grabbed national attention for getting the Suquamish Nation to approve gay marriage in the spring of 2011, the pair still aren't married, or even engaged. The Washington Post article by Rob Hotakainen ends:
Purser is optimistic that the Supreme Court will make gay marriage the law of the land, leaving religion out of the deliberations. 
She’s still unmarried, but is living with 28-year-old Rebecca Platter, her partner of three years. 
“We’re not engaged, but I do plan on getting married — and she’s definitely the one,” Purser said. 

I'll leave you with Rebecca Platter's entire Twitter account:

Tweets

  1. Eating strawberries waiting for my face mask to dry.
  2. So cold outside! I need to clean my room. How does it get this messy?
  3. This is kinda confusing- I am trying to get part of the circle now-- you are the only person I know on here

Stop snickering! Haven't you been informed often enough that gay marriage is the most serious issue in the history of the world?

101 comments:

Anonymous said...

I can see what you mean, Steve. That photo + headline leaves commentary pointless. Even the t-shirt . . . that has got to be staged, right?

In all seriousness, Steve, you have been doing the work of Atlas upholding the truth lately.

amosandgromar said...

Which one has a round, chubby face, and high cheekbones?

Anonymous said...

From the WaPo point of view, what's not to to like?
I mean you've got ballsy young women, lesbians and precious 'earth-mother' minorities all in one story.
And nary a phallus bearer to be seen.

Anonymous said...

Steve, don't you think the t-shirt is meant to be taken ironically, so it's really a protest at the great evil the oppressing oppressors who oppress have done to the once-great city of Detroit?

Or maybe, since she's a commercial diver, it's meant to be taken straight.

Oh, wait, not *straight* --

I give up.

Steve Sailer said...

The Washington Post called the blonde lesbian "a diver?" Is that allowed?

Anonymous said...

Ever notice that lesbians' bodies often turn out somewhat lopsided? Either they're extremely top- or bottom-heavy, or they have bulging calves or upper arms like Elephantiasis victims. And what's with those gigantic, shelf-like asses?

The tattoos and the flat top mullets are just icing on the cake; the sad, un-P.C. truth is, most lesbians are lesbians because, well ... they have to be.

Steve Sailer said...

Is "gay marriage" and "Suquamish" allowed in the same article?

I really ought to read this article.

I've only looked at the headline, photo and caption so far.

Anonymous said...

Yes, a "commercial seafood diver".

Mercy.

Steve Sailer said...

"Even the t-shirt . . . that has got to be staged, right?"

Oh, wow, thanks for noticing that. I'll post a close-up.

Maybe this whole story is a giant prank. But, who can tell anymore?

Bill said...

I met a girl from that tribe once, and she was indeed blonde. Quite good-looking too. She told me she was in a tribe and I almost immediately called BS. She then produced her tribal ID, and I was silenced.

Most local NW tribes are a lot more Indian-looking than that. You can usually tell them at a glance, but the Suquamish and Puyallup (here's an alleged Puyallup girl) are another story. Could be that most of the full-blood Indians from the area ended up on the Muckleshoot rez, but that's speculation on my part.

Kevyn D. Orrrrrr said...

Did you mention Detroit?

Kaz said...

Baahahah this must really piss of the few decent blooded American Indians there are left. A bunch of fat white girls masquerading as them..

Anonymous said...

According to this article, Heather dives for geoduck clams, specifically. Scroll down to the third photo . . . .

Anonymous said...

"a blond lesbian who is into clams"

funny

Torn and Frayed said...

And I suppose her girlfriend is a profession carpet cleaner?

Dr Van Nostrand said...

LOLLLL

a clam collector, diver....

is this a Rorschach test to weed out those evil individuals who will make dirty jokes and designate them as hateful hatefilled bigots who hate hate hate native american marriage equality diversity harmony peace and love?

Bill said...

I met a girl from that tribe once, and she was indeed blonde. Quite good-looking too. She told me she was in a tribe and I almost immediately called BS. She then produced her tribal ID, and I was silenced.

Most local NW tribes are a lot more Indian-looking than that. You can usually tell them at a glance, but the Suquamish and Puyallup (here's an alleged Puyallup girl) are another story. Could be that most of the full-blood Indians from the area ended up on the Muckleshoot rez, but that's speculation on my part.

Dr Van Nostrand said...

So...these are the rare intersection of native American women and blonde women who are interested in John Redcorn from King of the Hill

Clerestorian said...

Reminds me of the legal battle in Oklahoma that started about ten years ago.

See: http://newsok.com/cherokees-working-to-ban-gay-vows-br-lesbian-couple-obtain-tribal-marriage-application/article/1903107

Anonymous said...

She's into clams. Of course she's a clam muncher!

Amethyst said...

I'm 1/32ndth Seminole and as white as a vampire and I'M more Indian than those women!

CJ said...

Just want to second Bill's comment about how most Pacific Northwest Indians actually do look quite Indian. I've seen a lot of them, and these two mollusk enthusiasts are really not at all representative.

Anonymous said...

"I am a writer who has a strong voice and a clever way with words."

I has? Oh yeah, a very clever way with words.

How I wish the Washington Post would tear itself away from backlit fat lesbian clamdivers just for a minute, and focus on a far more pressing question: can blue men sing the whites?

Bill said...

oops, sorry about the double post. Must have forgotten to close the tab.

DR said...

"the sad, un-P.C. truth is, most lesbians are lesbians because, well ... they have to be."

Not just lesbians. I've observed that many young men once they reach an age that's a little to unacceptably old to be a virgin get "encouraged" by many of their friends to "come out of the closet."

You particularly see this with young men who are reasonably attractive, but are just too socially awkward to have much success with the opposite sex.

If a reasonable looking guy reaches his early 20s and hasn't had any substantive experience with girls, most people will at least suspect that he's gay.

Dr Van Nostrand said...

Ms (is it Mizz- Ican never keep up) Platter would look somewhat attractive if she lost 30 pounds and fixed her make up and lost the androgynous clothing.

But I doubt she is interested in my opinion and not just because I am the wrong kind of Indian...

Anonymous said...

It will be just as hilarious in 100 years time to have Americans claim that they are European or Magna Germanian or whatever's left at that time.

Big Bill said...

I like the way she explains her mongrel blood. Paraphrasing: "my grandfather was forced to go to one of those brutal, white liberal created Indian Schools where he was taught to feel so guilty and ashamed of his race that he married a woman of another race (white) and insisted his kids do the same."

Yikes! She sees her mongrel blood as a bad thing. Not a free marital choice (by her grandfather) to be celebrated, but as a result of pressure by hegemonic white liberals. Instead of the Tragic Mulatto, she tells and lives the story of the Tragic Halfbreed, forced to marry a white woman and betray his race. And then she went to Haskell (an Indian School?) and was rejected and beaten by race pure/race proud Indians, who doubtless saw her very existence among them on a visceral level as emblematic of the attempt by white liberals to exterminate their tribes by racial amalgamation with the white race.

After years of racial rejection by proud, race true Indian men (Thank you, AIM!) who want to leave their share of the Indian fishing grounds with REAL Indian children, she was left with no other choice than to "fall in love" with another white/mixed woman so her mixed race line will go extinct and not taint the tribal bloodline any more.

Whoo, boy! Give me a chance to interview this girl, get her talking about her life and her dysfunctional, self-hating family, and the article could be a punch to the guts to all the white liberals who champion The Browning of America (and of every family) as the solution to our problems. Add in the Malinche story and Jews sitting shiva when their kids marry out and Bingo!

Prince Charming said...

Granted, any picture which appears in the MSM will have been heavily photoshopped, but those chicks aren't all that hideous.

Honestly, I feel like they'd jump at the opportunity to make some babies with Mr Right.

eah said...

We have two Northwest publicity hounds who have successfully exploited the media's gay marriage obsession.

It could also easily be the other way around -- they've been exploited by the gay marriage-friendly media.

Anyway, per the fotos they could both stand to drop a few pounds.

The Five Jays said...

Speaking of famous blonde gay Indians of the Northwest, let's not forget that Ambassador Chris Stevens, of Benghazi fame, was a member of the Chinook tribe, thus a double martyr for the straight white man's greed.

Cail Corishev said...

Heck, I would've guessed "Suquamish" was a made-up name, but apparently not.

Baahahah this must really piss of the few decent blooded American Indians there are left. A bunch of fat white girls masquerading as them.

I was wondering about that. But then I realized: no, if these lesbian white girls can use their twofer minority status to get goodies for the tribe, they're probably all for it. Just like Mexican Americans supporting mass immigration even though it'll mean downward pressure on their own wages. Everything is tribal now.

And of course they have visible tattoos. Of course. Sigh.

Cail Corishev said...

By the way, these two are poster girls for how much an extra 30 pounds or so depresses a woman's attractiveness. Platter looks so much better in the blonde picture that I'm having a hard time believing she's the same girl. There's nothing wrong with Purser's face, and she looks much better in the picture where she's wearing a jacket. Why do chubby girls insist on wearing tight jeans and t-shirts that make them look like sausages?

Yeah, I get that they're "lesbians," so maybe they're intentionally trying not to attract men (if so, job well done!), but don't all women want to look good in general?

Alden said...

This post is tremendous. It helps when they put it on the tee for you like this, though.

Anonymous said...

The two surnames are 'Purser' and 'Platter'.

Of course, I'm not writing blue movie reviews for Hustler (God and Steve forbid), and I'd hate to lower the tone of this august forum, but just think of the fun a tired punster of a journo lumbered with the job of writing reviews for dirty films hidden behind a pseudonym in a low rent magazine could have in displaying his Swiftian facilty with the English language.

Anonymous said...

'Purser, Platter and Packer'.

The afficiando of the sea-food Platter likewise has a love of the fringed Purser, but definitely isn't interested in the Packer

Anonymous said...

Very difficult to reconcile 'I feel strongly that the current generation needs to re-connect with their deeper thoughts as opposed to surface "shares" that have become too common.' with the twitter postings. Are you sure this isn't from an old Onion column?

Anonymous said...

As the gay marriage juggernaut rolls on, I'm feeling a little Squeamish too.

pat said...

I blame Hollywood.

I think "Little Big Man" was the first movie I saw in which an Indian was played by an Indian. That was Chief Dan George. But as I remember the cast Chinese girls to play the young Indian girls. I assume because Chinese girls are prettier than real Indians.

Before that, Indians were always played by white actors like Jeff Chandler, Rock Hudson, or Rod Steiger.

Since many (most?) Hollywood actors are Jewish. That meant that the public saw a Jew in their mind's eye when they thought of an American Indian. Of course it wasn't just simple racism against Indians. In the Hollywood feature "The Vikings" all three of the lead Nordics were played by Jews.

The first Asian to play an Asian on screen that I remember was Bruce Lee. That was about 1970. Before that we got in the sixties "Genghis Khan". The Mongols were played by Omar Sharif (an Egyptian), Woodie Strode (an African American), Steven Boyd (an Irishman), and Francois Dorleac ( a French woman). The Chinese were even more absurd with James Mason and Robert Morley.

Bruce Lee couldn't get cast in TV's "Kung Fu". They had to use the very Caucasian looking David Carradine.

So with all this racial and ethnic confusion being shown on screens big and small, what can you expect? Elizabeth Warren and Ward Churchill look more Indian than John Wayne looked Mongolian.

Albertosaurus

SMERSH said...

Few women "have" to be lesbians. Men will have sex with almost anything.

But ugly, weird women probably have much higher status as lesbians than as the poor white trash wife of a poor white trash man.

hbd chick said...

@anonymous - "According to this article, Heather dives for geoduck clams, specifically. Scroll down to the third photo . . . ."

(^_^) (^_^) (^_^)

geoducks are the WRONG shape altogether for heather!

Cail Corishev said...

Just want to second Bill's comment about how most Pacific Northwest Indians actually do look quite Indian. I've seen a lot of them, and these two mollusk enthusiasts are really not at all representative.

Which is exactly why they're getting so much attention: it plays right into the Narrative that says race doesn't exist. If you can't tell an American Indian from an Icelander, then of course you have to throw out all observations of racial group tendencies, and you certainly can't bring them into any discussion of immigration policy.

Mr. Anon said...

"Dr Van Nostrand said...

Ms (is it Mizz- Ican never keep up) Platter would look somewhat attractive if she lost 30 pounds and fixed her make up and lost the androgynous clothing."

And wasn't tattooed. Tattoos are god-awful ugly, especially on women. One wonders if she is really a congenital lesbian, or just a life-style lesbian. Actually, the other girl, in some of her other pictures, isn't bad looking either, at least for a lesbian.

Anonymous said...

First "White Men with Guns" and now this. I'm starting to doubt this newspaper is even being run by human beings.

Alfa158 said...

The Suqumish must not have any casino or oil lease revenues. Tribes that do are usually pretty diligent about weeding out pretenders who want be members, so that the flow of the schmundo doesn't get spread thin over too many claimants.

NOTA said...

DR:

Nah, there are plenty of awkward unsuccessful-with-women guys who aren't gay, and plenty of ugly or fat women who aren't lesbians. Despite the amount of media coverage, gays and lesbians are only a couple percent of the population. Most unattractive people are just unattractive, not gay.

Chubby Ape said...

This is a story of how two plain white girls managed to briefly make themselves the centre of attention in the year 2013 without getting kidnapped or killing anyone. What a funny old world we live in now. The fact that we're all supposed to consider this "a story of BRAVERY of Love" makes it even funnier. I could imagine a similar odd couple meriting a brief mention in a travel diary of someone like John Steinbeck or Evelyn Waugh if either of them had stumbled across such a case. I think both men would have got a huge kick out of these two kooky gals and would have written home about them.

NOTA said...

As an aside, I find the small circle of people who get interviewed for these stories really fascinating. It's kind of a common observation that news stories often tell the opposite story as statistics do. But this gives a nice mechanism for it--for whatever reason, journalists do seem to converge on a small subset of facts on the ground and potential interviewees, often walking right past others. And that's systematic and probably at least partly unconscious (though they may know that their editor will never let them run some quotes).

It's an extension of the "golden rolodex" phenomenon, by which the same ten experts get called by every media story on some topic, and so if all ten happen to be on the same side in some dispute, that side will get 100% of the press coverage.

Anonymous said...

pinkskins

agnostic said...

The byline credits Hugh G. Reckshan.

stari_momak said...

"geoduck clam diver"

Hmmm. Given the geoduck's enormous undulating siphon, I'm not sure that's appropriate. Here's how Evergreen State's fight song describes the school's mascot.*

"Go, Geoducks go,
Stretch your necks when the tide
is low
Siphon high, squirt it out,
swivel all about,
let it all hang out."

Then again, the word is from the Salish language, so that's appropriate.

peterike said...

Man, some people are really, really good at working the system. You have to grudgingly admire how good they are at it. I mean, YOU try to get all this kind of coverage about yourself. You could spend millions with a PR firm that would never get you a tenth of this coverage.

FWG said...

I'm dying over here, Steve. Now everyone in my office wants to know what's so funny...

Black Death said...

Steve, you obviously aren't plugged into what it takes to be a real "Indian."

I work with a lady, brownish-blonde hair, very fair skin, who is full-fledged member of our local Tribe, which didn't amount to much until they decided they wanted a casino; then it became a big deal. This lady, who wears Indian jewelry all the time and who is a member of the tribal council and receives a check from the casino every month, has not a drop of Indian blood. Her grandfather, who was brought as a child to the US by his parents following WW II, became an orphan shortly thereafter and was legally adopted by a local Indian couple, who made him a member of their tribe. So he counted as a full-blooded Native American, the same as descendents of Cochise and Geronimo, even though he had no biological Indian ancestors. He married a woman of Northern European ancestry, as did their son, this lady's father. But that makes her one-fourth Native American, eligible for full tribal membership, and she has the card to prove it! She always lists her ethnicity as Native American and has qualified for lots of AA goodies, to which she is obviously entitled because of the hideous injustices her ancestors endured.

I wonder, if her grandfather had been adopted by a black couple, whether she would list her race as "African-American" or, if he had been adopted by Mexicans, she would consider herself Hispanic.

I guess we'll never know.

Anonymous said...

Pat - So with all this racial and ethnic confusion being shown on screens big and small, what can you expect? Elizabeth Warren and Ward Churchill look more Indian than John Wayne looked Mongolian.

But thats OK because now we get to have non-whites playing all sorts of white historical characters. And thats never a laughing matter.

GOP goes the weasel said...

Homos are now greeted in cities the way communist leaders used to be.

Fanfare and pageantry for the fairies.

http://youtu.be/wW4Lfq31PmA

Anonymous said...

Olympia, WA is just an awful, awful place. The whole town is full of people just like those two. Its a shame. I love the Pacific Northwest, and have a fondness for northwestern native art. OLYMPIA DELENDA EST.

-The Judean People's Front

Anonymous said...

Lots of Indians are gay/bi/ or will stick it in whatever hole is convenient. Part of that is drugs like meth and alcohol and part because there is a plethora of dysfunction on many reservations. Mostly the same kind of stuff you see in any drug using, lower socioeconomic bunch of isolated folks. Although I have heard from elders that the problem of sexual deviance goes back from before European contact.

Anonymous said...

Oddly, as someone from western Canada, she actually looks fairly native to me.

derived ouslaf said...

And don't forget John Saxon as a Mexican in "Joe Kidd."

Anonymous said...

The first Asian to play an Asian on screen that I remember was Bruce Lee.

How about Keye Luke as Number One Son in all those Charlie Chan movies?

Dr Van Nostrand said...

A magazine called Seattle Lesbian?

Having lived in Seattle for a short time, I can tell you adding Lesbian to the magazine name is redundant. That place is LGBLTSPQRWHATEVER zone

You cant swing a dead cat without hitting a lesbian.

As an aside,Seattle,Tacoma and the Puget sound area have some bizarre demographics.You have the gay/lesbian SWPL set in Seattle and neo hippies in those creepy Puget sound islands(think of The Ring)
but OTOH you have Boeing,the navy and tech industries which are composed of centrist political leanings and traditionalist outlooks.

Dr Van Nostrand said...

The very nature of twitter compels many to be as inane as possible.If you measure your output by volume rather than content then you cant expect most of the tweets to be any good even if you are Thomas Aquinas.

Of course the current self esteem generation which believes that their banal thoughts and actions are endlessly interesting to others because we are all special little snowflakes bestowed with beauty,intelligence and eloquence doesnt help.

I am not on twitter but my friends do show me some of their colleagues and friends tweets.

Just woke up

Damn out of toothpaste

waiting for cab

looks like rain outside


...it just gets worse

Anonymous said...

From what I gather from the information available on her, it appears that she is legitimately 1/4th Indian. Genetics can be a fickle thing, so while unlikely, it's certainly possible that someone with that degree of Indian blood could come out looking lily white.

Equally strange is the appearance of St Louis Rams Quarterback Sam Bradford. According to his Wikipedia bio, he is 1/16th Cherokee. When I first saw him play back in college for the Oklahoma Sooners (in a state where Indian ancestry is more common than in most of the rest of the country), I would have sworn he was full-blooded Indian, or at the very least one-half. Indeed, he bears a strong resemblance to full-blooded Cherokee actor Wes Studi, who played the main bad guy in Last of the Mohicans (and a minor baddie in Dances with Wolves).

Power Child said...

Albertosaurus: point taken, but characters of various races were played by actors of those actual races further back than you've stated. For example, Keye Luke, a Chinese-born actor, played a Chinese immigrant on an episode of Gunsmoke from 1955 called "The Queue", and Mr. Luke probably wasn't the first ever to do this.

GOP goes the weasel said...

We hear much about homos coming out of the closet, but is it really about homos or neo-aristocratism coming out of the closet by piggy-backing on homos?

With the rise of populism and democratic politics, aristocrats faced a steep decline, and progressive people were supposed to be on the side of the masses, workers, farmers, the poor, and/or the third world.
But workers and farmers tended to be 'bigoted' like Joe Hick or Archie Bunker and culturally/intellectually not much fun. Blacks turned out to be crazy and violent. Third Worlders turned out to be backward and brutish.
And radical feminism of the 70s and 80s tended to be puritanical and repressive--it was gay pressures on feminism that opened it up to sensualism, whereupon the likes of madonna and lady gaga went from 'sexist objects' to icons of female 'empowerment'.

How can the privileged 'progressives' have any fun with most of The People(who were slobs or brutes)?
Also, in a world dominated by egalitarian, 'liberal', and progressive principles, wealth and privilege aren't something to be proud of. The rich who brazenly show off their rich--like Donald Trump and Rush Limbaugh--are seen as having no class, as trashy nouveau riche types. The problem isn't so much their wealth but their lack of class.

How can one be privileged and be for 'equality' at the same time? If a privileged white person champions blacks, it will be obvious that he's way more privileged than blacks. If a privileged white person champions the working class, it will be obvious that he's way more privileged than proles. If he champions the third world, it will be obvious that he's way more privileged than third world non-whites. It makes the privileged white person look hypocritical in comparison to his allies.
Also, the such alliances may be political but tend not to be social or cultural cuz privileged whites don't share the same attitudes/values as blacks, proles, or third worlder non-whites. NY liberal elites don't wanna rub shoulders with Mexican illegals, Muslim immigrants with big beards, Negroes with pants hanging low, white blue collar types into monster truck bash.

So, in alliance with such groups, the privileged liberal elites feel, well, privileged and unequal(and very hypocritical).
Liberal elites wanna seem virtuous as 'egalitarians' but they wanna enjoy the neo-aristocratic lifestyle. So, how can their neo-aristocratism come out of the closet without being attacked for what it is, which is PRIVILEGE? Let it piggy back on homos coming out of the closet. Homos like fancy, precious, and pretty stuff that rich folks go for. Homos go for design, fashion, jewelry, decor, and putting on airs. They are natural born aristocrats. Indeed, when a transsexual guy puts on lingerie, he's acting quasi-aristocratic, as if to say, "I'm so pretty and precious unlike those crude and vulgar 'breeders' who wear blue jeans and smell like sweat than sweet perfume." It's so ooh-lala.

GOP goes the weasel said...

But, and here's the zinger, as homos are a designated 'victim group', being pro-gay officially makes you egalitarian, as with the 'marriage equality' brouhaha or poohaha. (But we know it's not about real equality because if marriage should be whatever consenting adults say it is, we should allow 'same family marriage' and multi-partner-marriage too. 'Marriage equality' privileges homo partnerships over all other deviancies.)

The homo agenda allows the privileged elites to embrace their privileged lifestyles as a form of 'equality' since 'victim gays' are into the same privileged lifestyle. Thus, neo-aristocratism has come out of the closet along with the homos.
It's no wonder homos hated the movie ROB ROY. It was about a gayish foppish aristocrat acting superior to regular joes like Rob Roy. Tim Roth's character Cunningham, if he were alive today, would love the new order. He could come out as both homo and aristocrat. In a way, it's the 'egalitarizaton of aristocratism'.
No matter how rich, precious, privilege, unequal, and snobbish homos are, they are icons of 'equality' because they are an official and favored 'victim group'. We live in the age of cunninghamism or cunninghomoism.

A scene in DAZED & CONFUSED sort of spilled the beans on the rise of this mindset.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_iQhBctebg

The Jewish liberal kid admits he doesn't like the People he wants to help. He says he really wants to... DANCE! Now, what people love to dance? The character in D&C may not be gay, but he wants to hang around fancy privileged people into arts and stuff. Later in the movie, he's pushed around by a blue collar bully named Clint. So, the privileged liberal and blue collar prole alliance was never a sure thing. When wasps ruled the nation, there was at least the common bond of elite white gentiles in alliance with white gentile masses. But as the new elites became Jewish, there's little love on their part for the white working class who are seen as a bunch of 'Clints' and 'Bunkers'.

American Revolution pitted manly colonialists vs British army led by aristocrats. Though Brits were awful tough, the soldiers had to revere the foppish aristocrats with fancy pants attitudes. As the Brits had superior military strength, colonialist rebels won by pitting one set of foppish aristocrats against another set. So, British army led by fruitish aristocrats fought French army led by fruitish aristocrats. Make aristocrats fight aristocrats so that regular American Joes can be free.
And in America, you didn't need no fancy manners to have rights and own land and your own gun. And this became even more so with the populist revolution of Andrew Jackson. So, in America, Rob Roys defeated the Cunninghams. Red Coats got beaten, but it's as if they've retaken control of America as Pink Coats(or Pink Dresses).

GOP goes the weasel said...

It's the nature of the rich, educated, and privileged to put on superior manners and act (ass)holier-than-thou. But this hasn't been easy in a democratic society that makes so much noise about equality, equality, equality, and the people, the people, people.

But it looks like the neo-aristocrats finally found the answer with the homos.
But then, in the history of democracy, both homos and neo-aristocrats have been hiding in the closet while grabbing most of the wealth, power, and privilege. Homos pretended to be straight, and neo-aristocrats pretended to be 'for the people'.
But with the rich getting ever richer, it's been more difficult to maintain the charade, and so, the privileged class needed something to use in order to justify their wealth, power, and privilege. It is cunninghamism. So, even though Wall Street ripped us off real good, it hoisted a 'gay flag', and that means it's 'progressive' and for 'equality'. Thus, it is protected from progressives who demand equality.

So much of this homomania is really more about class than morality. If you aren't 'pro gay', you are seen as 'less evolved', less enlightened, less precious, less pretty(as media control the image), less ooh-lala, and now, even Indians--especially white-looking ones--are getting into the act. They wanna hold the ruby than be associated with rubes.

And Jews and homos make a natural pair in political marriage. Jews are the pushy husband and homos are the bitchy wife, and together they own the mansion and treat us as their servants. And we better polish their expensive vase of 'equality' real good or else we don't have a job.

Anonymous said...

The shiny-white Indian tribes have a two-tier system for access to tribal goodies. You can be a fully-white enrolled member without most of the goodies.

But being 100% white and being able to whip out a tribal ID card is a goodie all its own!

carol said...

"I am a writer who has a strong voice and a clever way with words."

I has? Oh yeah, a very clever way with words.


Her grammar is correct (a writer has), but nonetheless lacks humility.

Corn said...

" Despite the amount of media coverage, gays and lesbians are only a couple percent of the population. "

Despite the media indeed. Watching TV or movies nowadays you'd think a quarter of all guys were flamers and 3/4 of women were bisexual at the least.

Orlando Gibbons said...

Purser has boyish features that suggest a hormonal disturbance. Note the abdominal fat and the muscular arms. The boobs might be fake. Platter has a more feminine appearance and would be quite attractive if she lost some weight. She probably has mental/emotional rather than physiological issues.

Anonymous said...

@Carol

Yeah, no strong-voiced or clever writer would ever declare as much. It's not the grammar that's annoying, it's that this sort of statement is only ever attached to people who write erotic Harry Potter fan-fiction.

GOP goes the weasel said...

How to be famous.

You don't have to make a great invention, come up with a new cure, create a great work of art, compose a great song, build a great enterprise, etc.

Just say you're working to promote the gay agenda, and the MSM will turn you in the posterboy or postergirl of everything great and noble under the sun.
Yep, that's all it takes.

Indians used to be so boring and
no one paid them any heed. But now, they are cool again cuz... some tribe is for 'gay marriage'.

Indians are a story of the Brave who love Brave(and squaw who love squaw).

Time to have BLACKHILL MOUNTAIN, a Indian homo love story.
And then BROKEHILL MOUNTAIN, a story of homo cowboy and homo Indian.

Anonymous said...

"Maybe this whole story is a giant prank. But, who can tell anymore? "

Poe's law IRL.

Gould K.L. Brownlee said...

Like all Leftist lies and fantasies, "Gay Marriage" doesn't exist. Marriage is the holy sacrament joining a man and a woman together in the sight of God. That's it. Anything else is something other than marriage. It's just another Leftist fantasy calculated to obscure reality and destroy civilization. It is that simple; that evil.

Anonymous said...

Does she huff paint?

Nalen said...

"Ms. Purser in her clamdiver suit"


Ha Ha Ha

Anonymous said...

do black gays feel more black or gay.

Anonymous said...

geronihomo

sitting cow

rob said...

Sailer once noticed that Native American were much more likely to be lesbians. While he thought the causation was lesbian -> Native, I wonder if female homosexuality is caused by a bug, though not necessarily the same one that causes male homosexuality. Native Americans were pretty vulnerable to European diseases, and I'm pretty sure that they still are.

Many white people say they're an nth native american, and lots probably are. It's sort of hard to believe that there were lots of Indians because they're almost gone now, and Rez Indians are a sad and degenerate remnant.

We're used to the multicult vastly exaggerating the importance of non-whites, but there were a lot of Indians and they were well-adapted culturally and biologically. Average Joe Indian probably had a better life day to day than average Joe laborer in Britain in 1600. No, they didn't have civilizations much above Mexico. White people 'went native' fairly often.

White people didn't necessarily like Indians, but they respected them as enemies, allies, and trading partners. Not all 'racism' is the same. Whites thought Africans were inferior, best suited to hew wood and draw water. They thought Indians were different. There was a fair amount of intermarriage. Lots of white men don't even think female Africans look like women, but Native American women were much more physically appealing, and knew how to live of the land. The stereotype, if you will, was that Indians made good wives.

Finally, even if old stock Americans are overestimating our Indian ancestry, we've been doing it for a while. No one was ashamed of it, basically ever.

Indian ancestry is socially acceptable way to be proud of being pioneer/settler/old stock American. Johnny come lately ethnics definately aren't 1/32 whatever tribe. If the American-American ethnic group had a name, that group would have some Indian ancestry.

Kevin O'Keeffe said...

That picture is why I don't take lesbianism very seriously ie., its such a ridiculous, lampooning emulation of heterosexuality. I mean, here you have the pretty (female) dyke on the left, and the butch (male) lesbian on the right. Its clear the woman on the left wants to be with a man at some level, but because she got molested by her uncle or some such other horrible thing, she wound up being preyed upon by some woman-who-pretends-to-be-a-man (who thus feels "safe" to her by virtue of her status as a person who is sans penis). At least with male homosexuals, they often BOTH act like teenage girls...which is often annoying as Hell, but as least it makes sense for them to exist as a couple. Lesbianism seems largely grounded in confusion/deception.

europeasant said...

"The Washington Post called the blonde lesbian "a diver?" Is that allowed?"

They left out one crucial word. Starts with the letter M and ends with the letter f!

Anonymous said...

Rob said: White people didn't necessarily like Indians, but they respected them as enemies, allies, and trading partners. Not all 'racism' is the same.

A distinction lost on most people these days.

-The Judean People's Front

Kibernetika said...

There are likely fewer than twenty (20) Suquamish elders who can fluently speak their tribe's traditional language. They must be thrilled at these developments! I challenge the Suquamish-speaking community to translate lesbian "commercial seafood diver" who is into clams and racially insensitive t-shirts and is a blonde American Indian and has gotten the Suquamish Tribe to approve gay marriage into traditional Suquamish. It'd be surprising to find that that language can convey those contemporary terms. Clams, maybe, but in an Ur-like context :)

Pretty cool, too, to be of the same extended family of the slave/captive-owning Chief Seattle. A gargantuan ancestral baggage, meu amigo e kemosabe.

Crusade for Moorish Dignity, indeed.

Anonymous said...

From what I gather from the information available on her, it appears that she is legitimately 1/4th Indian. Genetics can be a fickle thing, so while unlikely, it's certainly possible that someone with that degree of Indian blood could come out looking lily white.

Equally strange is the appearance of St Louis Rams Quarterback Sam Bradford. According to his Wikipedia bio, he is 1/16th Cherokee. When I first saw him play back in college for the Oklahoma Sooners (in a state where Indian ancestry is more common than in most of the rest of the country), I would have sworn he was full-blooded Indian, or at the very least one-half. Indeed, he bears a strong resemblance to full-blooded Cherokee actor Wes Studi, who played the main bad guy in Last of the Mohicans (and a minor baddie in Dances with Wolves).


This is understandable if you understand the way that the chromosomal lottery works over multiple generations of sexual reproduction. A parent's child is guaranteed to have half the parent's chromosomes. However, it is not the case that a grandchild must have exactly 1/4 the chromosomes which come from the grandparent.

It is a matter of chance as to which half of the parent's chromosomes are transferred. Most probable is around an even split of chromosomes: half from one grandparent, half from the other grandparent (a quarter from each grandparent in total). Exactly 13 from each should happen about 15.5% of the time.

However, it is indeed possible (though not probable) that a maximum of one half is transferred from one grandparent and none from the other. Transferring only 7 chromosomes or less will only happen 1.4% of the time. By the same token, when this happens there will be 19 or more chromosomes transferred from the other grandparent.

It is technically possible (though extremely improbable) that half a grandparent's DNA might be present in a grandchild, great-granchild, great-great grandchild ad infinitum, though each generation this occurs it becomes less probable.

It seems to me that it is more likely that the chromosomes of one particular grandparent will be eliminated. Every chromosome that loses out doesn't have the chance to make it back in the game, and each generation is a roll of the dice.

Long story short, the chromosomal lottery is one way in which you can get 1/16 Cherokees that aren't at the level of chromosomes. It's also a possible explanation for those who appear to have more influence from a particular ancestor than it appears should be present. Of course, another explanation is that the chromosomes transferred do more than their share of coding for obvious appearance phenotypes.

Cail Corishev said...

Indian ancestry is socially acceptable way to be proud of being pioneer/settler/old stock American. Johnny come lately ethnics definately aren't 1/32 whatever tribe. If the American-American ethnic group had a name, that group would have some Indian ancestry.

That's a good way to put it. In my own family tree, there's a picture of a woman at about the 1/16 level from me who looks awfully American Indian. I don't think we know whether she was or not, but it's one of those things that makes your heritage just a bit more interesting to think about, I guess. Certainly nothing anyone would be ashamed of, but it never occurred to me to see if I could get a check from the government based on it either.

Svigor said...

Red snapper fresh seafood clam diver mullet.

I mean, I don't have to do anything here. It just writes itself.

Anonymous said...


Fauxcahontas! Maybe she and the Aztec Warrior Princess can get together and do some solidarity work.

Also: Google "Scott Richard Lyons" and "Ellen Cushman" and "Malea Powell" for more examples of whites building a career on being 1/16th Native American. These examples come from English Departments at major universities.

Anonymous said...

Adding to the Hilarity, Commercial Clam Diving in the N.W. is for Geoduck Clams, which look like...http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/geoduck/

Gerald said...

'The first Asian to play an Asian on screen that I remember was Bruce Lee.'

How about Keye Luke as Number One Son in all those Charlie Chan movies?

5/13/13, 10:23 AM


That would be from the thirties.

I believe Anna May Wong was the earliest Asian actor playing a significant Asian role in a Hollywood film:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4K4597mLJg

(Anyone who checks out the link above will get as a bonus a glimpse of the racial attitudes of early twentieth-century America. If you've seen many movies from the silent era or the 1930s, you know that plots involving miscegenational relationships between a white man or woman and an Asian, a Native American, a Mexican, an Arab, a Polynesian, an Eskimo, or--of course--a Jew [Now that I think of it, examples of that last type I've seen have always been shiksa/Jewish man affairs] are not uncommon. These sorts of stories may often--but not always--have an unhappy ending or they may often--but not always--tone down the shock value by having the nonwhite character played by a white actor, but they could still be told without any expectation that audiences would throw up in their popcorn or flee for the exits. There was really only ONE type of 'mixing' that was considered so grotesque, unnatural, and stomach-churningly repulsive that it couldn't be broached even for the sake of condemning it.)

Yale Cohn said...

It's getting harder and harder to differentiate real life from satire, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

If she dives for clams but comes up with crabs, does that still count as a catch?

Anonymous said...

Olywa's a funny place, Steve.. where real-life Onion characters *do* walk & talk & write letters to the editor. Plus it has that whole lumberjack/Twin Peaks vibe lesbians really dig... I mean--they dive into that

Anonymous said...

It's just a bad picture. Her story is really cool and I don't think she is out to just get famous or anything. I think she sounds like a sweet person with a lot of good intent . It's sick the way this author tries to make her look bad. He is obviously just upset because he is a failed writer and her name is way bigger than his.

salishlady said...

At first, when I read this, I was incredibly angry. Then I remembered that it does not matter what some ignorant homophobes think; my sister still has a six figure income, a gifted IQ, a college education, a wonderful girlfriend whom our whole family adores, a vacation to another country every few months, and a tribe who accepts her. Which, by the way, is comprised of intelligent people who are scientifically literate enough to know race is a social concept, not a genetic one....we aren't going to reject members based on looks. Heather is born to a tribal member and therefore is a tribal member. The fact that I inherited our dads brown hair, eyes and skin does not make me any more Suquamish than she for having taken after our mom; you're simply stupid if you believe otherwise. Not to mention she has actually done something noteworthy in her life and will go down in state, possibly national, history. You? Lol...you only have your hatred and bigotry, and likely a low IQ (63 studies worldwide have proven that people who are homophobic and racist are generally stupider than most others). Heather? She just left for Paris. She just got back from Thailand a few weeks ago. How is your life in your mothers basement going?

Anonymous said...

Well this wins as the least coherent rant about anything. Congrats.

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of ignorant and uneducated followers you have Mr. Sailer. They seem to be on par with your intellect, so I'm sure you are very proud. Do you know the easiest way to spot an unskilled, unintelligent, and bitter writer? It's the ones who result to belittling, nitpicking, and name-calling. You do yourself proud Steve Sailer, and validate the ridicule and isolation you receive from the accomplished journalists. Enjoy your misery sir, because you are in the fine company of other such idiots.

Anonymous said...

Oh, and she's never been blonde idiot. The sun was shining of her hair. You really are a special kind of stupid.

Anonymous said...

I'm not suprised that this ignorant article has been written. This is not journalism, this is jibberish written by a small minded person whom clearly lacks compassion. A REAL journalist would have contacted the articles subject and wrote about facts, not the lame ass fiction this is. Your words of hatred are bullying... shame on you Mr.Sailer.

Anonymous said...

Most of the comments on here are by people who lack compassion and have no desire to learn something. It's easier for them to be set in their ignorant ways. None of you are perfect. So every time you point your finger, look at the other three fingers pointing right back at you. Just because some one lives their life different than your own, it does not mean they are evil nor deserve your stupidity. Maybe spend time with your families and enjoy what brief time you have here on Earth with them... instead of being bullies and trolls.