Suey Park Unplugged

Some instant-classic comedy at Salon.

(via @CineRobert)

April 4, 2014admin 15 Comments »
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  • Antisthenean Says:

    “…white liberals co-signed horrible things, like militarization, like drones, like stop-and-frisk, they have never been here for people of color … I think real change is going to happen from the bottom up and it’s going to be happening on a grass-roots level apart from these political structures.”

    ie through hashtag picomemes on twitterspace. Okay Suey.

    Cyberspace isn’t merely addictive, it addles the minds of these people in a more profound way.

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  • survivingbabel Says:

    I feel bad for her and all under-25’s insanely given a platform to reach millions with their young-twenties-ness. I mean…

    Would it be inflammatory to say that you think white men are sort of the enemy?

    Um. I mean I think they are, and we might as well label it. Whiteness will always be the enemy. It’s not like I want to hurt them, it’s not like I want them to have any pain, but like, I just want them to realize what they have, and to honor the advantages. And I don’t think it’s much to ask to just even acknowledge it.

    That’s not a coherent thought. That’s not in the same division and age-bracket as coherent thoughts. A 35-year-old Ms. Park, who in an alternate universe would have looked back at her youthful naivete with a chuckle and a head-shake, has now been placed on an inexorable path of White Privilege conferences, minor-league talking heads, and a guest spot blogging at TPM. Her like track is now set because EVERYTHING IS COMPLETELY INSANE RIGHT NOW YOU GUYS SERIOUSLY WHAT THE FUCK?!

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    Moe Reply:

    I agree, the worst part of it was watching a 23-year-old learn how to use words on a public stage. That interview should have been happening in private in a class room somewhere where the teacher could then course-correct her, not in Salon. But she brought it on herself, so it takes on a morbid humor.

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    Ocksgrough Reply:

    I don’t think it really works that way–if someone isn’t already pretty damn coherent by 23, they’re just not ever going to get there. You guys are probably just conflating the separate outgroups of People Younger Than You and Stupid People, since there is a ton of overlap (although there’s a ton of overlap between Stupid People and pretty much every group).

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    Ocksgrough Reply:

    To be more clear, while it’s likely an intelligent person will hold silly beliefs when they’re in their late teens or early 20s that they will later discard in the face of more experience/evidence (*cough*deontological libertarianism*cough*), they’ll still be able to discuss these beliefs fluently.

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  • Lesser Bull Says:

    Is “instant-classic comedy” code in the secret Atlantean language of the Hidden Masters of NRx for “fall, friendly bombs?” Because otherwise I’m having trouble making sense of this post.

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    RiverC Reply:

    I lol’d

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    admin Reply:

    “… reject being tone-policed, I think we need to do away with this idea that these structures are … that the prisons can undergo reform and somehow do less violence as a structure. But any example like that. […] Wait, can you ask that question again, I got distracted real quick, there was a bird outside my window.” — I rest my case.

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    RiverC Reply:

    “We live in a world that has lines, and those lines have to be crossed by men with jokes.”

    The comments are gold too

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  • neovictorian23 Says:

    I’d hit it. But I’d wear earplugs.

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  • Scharlach Says:

    She is the culture war equivalent of a false flag operation. Seriously. She must be a conservative plant. The blind, unthinking hate that girds all “social justice” rhetoric is on full display here. Even the interviewer seems to be wanting to distance herself from Park.

    Or, if Park is serious, she is to be either pitied or feared. Pitied insofar as she has no real power. She must lie in bed at night seething with anger at a nameless entity that is her own construction. Makes you feel kind of bad for her, the way one feels bad for a crazy, cornered dog who is about to get captured and thrown into the pound. But feared insofar as her ideology does have destructive potential. if someone like Park were to gain any sort of real power . . . well, it’s the Suey Parks of the world who are much more likely to spark a genocide than the Moldbugs. Her words in that interview, coming from someone in power . . . that’s frightening. Let’s hope she stays comedy.

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    Hurlock Reply:

    I think it’s just a very bad case of attention whoring.

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    Moe Reply:

    That’s exactly what it is, and once she got attention she didn’t know what to do with it. She’ll probably end up as a barrista at Starbucks and writing blog posts for some pseudo-Marxist/feminist/etc blog that exploits her to sell shampoo ads.

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  • peppermint Says:

    I think real change is going to happen from the bottom up and it’s going to be happening on a grass-roots level apart from these political structures.

    What’s amazing is that my highly intelligent progressive friends truly believe that upending the current government can result in something more progressive

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