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Old 08-12-2017, 12:57 AM
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Another instance of putting up an Op-Ed to show how loonie the Left has become...

Political Peroxide - Blonde privilege

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Blonde hair is at least 11,000 years old. The variety we’re now most familiar with began as a genetic mutation in northern Europe, where the sun is weak: Light hair allows more vitamin D to trickle in through the scalp, the theory goes, which is useful when the sky is cold and dark. It wasn’t the first hair color that people had, so it was rare, and its being rare made it sexually desirable, and its being sexually desirable meant it spread, and then there was a bit more of it.

...And then, of course, there are the politics of hair color. Attributes associated with whiteness — light skin, narrow noses — have dominated American beauty ideals as long as there’s been such a thing. Which means that blondness has always been … charged: The ’50s gave us Doris Day, who once said that her only ambition ever had been to “be a housewife in a good marriage” (“Preordination had other plans”). To be blonde was to be a good American woman, pure of intention and heart — which implied also, of course, that to be a good American woman, pure of intention and heart, meant being blonde. Betty was blonde, Veronica was trouble. Ditto Sandy and Rizzo. Hitchcock liked to cast blondes because he said they made the best victims: “The color was virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints.”

....Fox News and Donald Trump have given blonde hair a new chapter: Now, blonde is the color of the right, for whom whiteness has become a hallmark. Over the past decade or so, as inclusiveness became the hallmark of Obama-era liberals, the left found feminist icons in Rachel Maddow, Samantha Power, and Michelle Obama, who make no apologies for their failure to fit traditional ideals. But #MAGA, Fox News America is a place where all the classic signifiers of privilege and wealth work on overdrive: country-club-issue blue blazers with brass buttons and khaki pants, and above all else, for women, that yellow-blonde, carefully tended hair — a dog whistle of whiteness, an unspoken declaration of values, a wink-wink to the power of racial privilege and to the 1980s vibe that pervades a movement led by a man who still believes in the guilt of the Central Park Five. During that Republican Preppy Handbook era, when Dynasty and Dallas were on TV, the type of conspicuous ostentation that would lead a real-estate developer to sheath his entire apartment in gold leaf was actually in vogue.

...The alt-blonde common on Fox News is a specific look: It’s layered and yellow and never too long. It’s controlled and polished and always in place. In earlier generations, news was delivered almost exclusively by white men, with neat auburn (when it wasn’t graying) hair. These men spoke in tempered tones; they strove for a bland, unquestionable authority. But at Ailes-era Fox News, the point was no longer to project a sense of well-being or calm, it was to instill panic and fear, and blonde hair was practically a prerequisite for delivering it. Panicked reports about dangerous immigrants and the president with Hussein for a middle name were presented by white women wearing snug dresses, with pert noses, bronze skin, blonde hair. The Fox blonde is, in the end, conspicuously unnatural. She is less blonde as sexy and more blonde as safe: This blonde is a matronly blonde, a suburban soccer mom who makes sure everyone buckles up in the backseat of the minivan. This blonde is a reminder, perhaps, of what many Americans feel is truly at stake in a newly global world.
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Perception is a funny thing. You get a feeling about a color or situation when you are young and it tends to stick with you. I have to fight the urge to assume pale skinned blonds are ner-do-wells and a bit "slow"
due to the fact that where I grew up most of the people who looked like that had drifted down to Florida from Appalachia a poverty stricken region at the time. I remember a little girl who's momma was not around and her dad beat he, she dressed "funny"; they were all blond and pale as ghosts. even our colored people-not fully employed- were better off.
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I don't see how this writer represents the left. Like these guys represent the right,,,,

Torch-wielding white nationalists march on University of Virginia ahead of massive rally



https://www.yahoo.com/gma/torch-wiel...opstories.html
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Tiki torches, bwahahahaha.
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Tiki torches, bwahahahaha.
well after all it is a redneck protest
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Don't mean dey's racists...

... Uncle Ferd likes blondes...

... an' he ain't racist.
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The article embraces "global[ism]," and "Obama-era liberals," such as "feminist icons...Rachel Maddow, Samantha Power, and Michelle Obama."

I suppose that to embrace other beliefs is to be racist, sexist, and xenophobic...
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