Friday, January 13, 2017

Warm socks and a fire = RAAAACIST!!!!

This is so perfectly SJW I had to repost it. Originally seen at Small Dead Animals: I give you Slate, jumping the shark, turbo-nitrous version.

... Helen Russell, in The Year of Living Danishly, calls hygge a "complete absence of anything annoying or emotionally overwhelming." Hygge is against conflict and discomfort, distrustful of newness or challenging viewpoints. It is a closed system. Or, as Charlotte Abrahams, author of Hygge: A Celebration of Simple Pleasures, Living the Danish Way has it: "Hygge is very gentle. There is no discussion of politics or anything controversial that makes you feel uptight."

Hygge's turning inward against the world outside comes with a more sinister edge, however. As Charlotte Higgins pointed out in her deep dive for the Guardian last month, hygge's ties to the far-right in Denmark are remarkably strong. Pia Kjærsgaard, the leader of the right-wing, anti-immigrant Danish People's Party, has publicly extolled the virtues of the lifestyle, insisting that her office remain cozy and hyggelig at all times. Denmark's welfare state and reputation for tolerance may be admired by progressives in the U.K. and U.S., but, as Higgins points out, the country's love of hyggefied thatched cottages with closed doors suggests a conservative undercurrent. "Anything that threatens that safe community, including alien values and ideologies, cannot be tolerated," she writes.

There you have it. Socializing over hot chocolate in front of the fire with close friends and family, staying home with your fuzzy slippers and snuggling with your honey, or even leaning back in the easy chair with your feet up and a good book. All hopelessly RACIST.

And those morons at Slate are still wondering why people voted for the Cheeto-coloured rodeo clown, Donald Trump.

SJWs: People who's defining trait is the crippling fear that someone, somewhere, might be enjoying themselves.

The Phantom

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