More Cuties

What really gets me is how many people are now going, “ah, it turns out that Cuties isn’t pedophilic because the creator of the movie says it isn’t! Don’t believe your lying eyes, believe what we self-servingly say!”

Yes, absolutely, children are filmed in lewd poses to make the point that it’s wrong to film children in lewd poses. And Epstein raped kids to attract our attention to how damaging pedophilia is. He sacrificed himself for this crucial social justice work.

14 thoughts on “More Cuties”

  1. “Cuties isn’t pedophilic because the creator of the movie says it isn’t”

    What’s frustrating is that the sexualization wasn’t needed… the idea of a young Senegalese girl in France torn between a strict religious family and the freedom of dance could have worked without the crotch shots and twerking and stripper poses… A much more…. wholesome type of dance that would still incite that conflict (and highlight it better).


    1. Exactly. They are using an important, serious topic to justify nasty pedo stuff. And the only conclusion you can draw is that if these are the only choices, then that’s kind of sad.


  2. // Approval of President Donald Trump’s job performance hit its highest level in more than five months, aided by a majority of Black and other minority voters voicing approval, Rasmussen’s daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday reveals.

    Among Black voters, 51% said they approve of Trump – topping the president’s 47% approval among Whites. Sixty percent (60%) of voters of all other races said they approve of Trump’s job performance.


  3. An interesting book (haven’t read it yet). You said you had been searching a not completely biased historical narrative for a long time once, may be it is right here:

    // Side by Side: Parallel Histories of Israel-Palestine (2012)
    In 2000, a group of Israeli and Palestinian teachers gathered to address what to many people seemed an unbridgeable gulf between the two societies. Struck by how different the standard Israeli and Palestinian textbook histories of the same events were from one another, they began to explore how to “disarm” the teaching of the history of the Middle East in Israeli and Palestinian classrooms.

    The result is a riveting “dual narrative” of Israeli and Palestinian history. Side by Side comprises the history of two peoples, in separate narratives set literally side-by-side, so that readers can track each against the other, noting both where they differ as well as where they correspond. The unique and fascinating presentation has been translated into English and is now available to American audiences for the first time.


  4. This is simply funny (hope the link is copied correctly):

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  5. It’s because the director’s a woman. People don’t want to believe that women can exploit children, too. That’s why the conspiracy nuts are so obsessed with kids being kidnapped (despite a decline in actual stranger abductions): it avoids dealing with the fact that trafficked children are often sold by their own mothers. Gotta feed that drug habit…

    Probably also has something to do with… girls’ dance teams/competitions are a real thing. Two of my nieces were involved through most of their childhood years. It was before twerking, but it was still surprisingly sexualized, even with 8-year-old girls. What was even more surprising was that when they became teenagers, started teaching some of the classes, and had more say in the choreography and costuming… it became less sexual, and more flashy and technical (impress with timing and athletics, rather than booty-waving). Which strongly suggests that it was the adults imposing the sexualized routines, rather than the girls wanting it that way. So… oversexualized girls’ dance teams are real. But to me the movie looks like a rationalization by the adults involved, for doing this to their kids: we’re going to tell a story where this was the girls choosing to do it.


    1. I especially like it when people go, “the director is a BLACK woman.” Well, OK then. What does it even mean? A pedo is a pedo. I don’t care what her physiology is.


  6. Just read this dystopian scenario:

    // Kamala’s America?
    If Joe Biden’s running mate ever becomes president, she would nationalize California’s increasingly feudal political and economic order.

    Will you vote for Trump since you agree with this article?

    Even if the article is true, won’t Republicans do the same regarding the destruction of the working & middle classes, only w/o offering even UBI?


    1. Well, I ain’t voting for Biden / Kamala, that’s for sure.

      I’m not a sociopath and will still like everybody on this blog no matter whom they support. But the only way I might even remotely consider Biden… No, to be honest, there is no way.


  7. To be fair, a reader drew attention to the error of blaming Harris for Californian levels of inequality:

    “The wealth divide is not / was not created at the state level. It was created from Republican Washington by multiple rounds of high end tax cutting. California has the worst measured divide because it picks fruit and vegetables in some places and attempts to run the world (tech and entertainment) in other places. Other states do not have the same extremes in the same volumes.”

    Btw, have you heard of this development?

    “Earlier this week, both Uber and Lyft threatened to shut down in California as a result of a ruling that would force them to reclassify their drivers as employees. Lyft even announced that it would stop operations starting this Friday. But in a few hours, that would no longer be necessary. Thanks to an appeal filed by both companies, a court had granted a temporary reprieve for them to continue business as usual. The appeals process could go on for months, as both Uber and Lyft attempt to buy more time.
    The truth is, however, both companies have had nothing but time to comply with the law. “


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