Dead Canaries Of The Great Stupid: “The Bachelor” Becomes A Grovel Orgy

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I have never watched “The Bachelor” other than to check in, stay for a few minutes, and decide, correctly, “This is more evidence of the decline of civilization and the uselessness of public education: Get thee to you sock drawer!” This has been the case with most reality shows since the invasive breed made network television unwatchable. I do follow accounts of shows like “Survivor” and, in its day, “The Apprentice,” to be aware when ethics issues surface.

To my horror, I realize this is the third mention of “The Bachelor” here in 2021, which does not bode well, but as is often the case, popular culture, even mind-numbingly stupid popular culture, is often where our cultural canaries go to die. This season of that idiotic show is supposedly a marker of racial progress because “The Bachelor” is black, or sort of black (he identifies as black, or Black). He (Matt James) is a hunk who, like every other “Bachelor” in the NINETEEN SEASONS of this blight on human evolution, has the IQ of a brick, and the exciting premise is that 25 beautiful women who might lose to him in Scrabble compete for his affections.

Dead Canary #1: As soon as a female or minority enters a system of environment in the time of The Great Stupid, large number of vile people who have nothing more promising in their lives but to concoct “gotchas!” that will make life difficult for others will find some evidence of politically incorrect bias, prejudice, or insufficient deference to justify crying “Racist!,” “Sexist!,” “Homophobe!,” “Ablest!,” “Anti-LGTBQ-ist!” or something. Increasingly, this is the price organizations pay for “diversity”: immediate conflict, presumed bigotry, and retribution. Nobody wants to be generous, reasonable, or presume good will or intentions. The whole idea is to grab power by putting others on the defensive. This, of course, makes racial harmony (as well as other varieties) less likely and less achievable, but never mind, the victim-hucksters don’t care. They have too much to gain, or think they do.

Thus, when conservative pundit Megan Fox, who regarded the show as a guilty pleasure, learned that this would be The Season Of the Black Bachelor, she opted out, explaining, “It’s the first time a black bachelor was cast on the show. So, if you thought there wouldn’t be any woke baloney to wade through, you’re nuts. It’s why I didn’t watch it this time. I figured that the woke police would be out in full force, and who needs that in their living room? Certainly, not I.

Ah-HA! A privileged white woman stopped watching the show because it had a black “Bachelor” for the first time! Megan Fox is a racist!

See how it works?

Of course Fox was right. The first controversy arose when, as I mentioned here (#2), contestant Rachel Kirkconnell was discovered to have attended an antebellum-themed frat party in 2018. This made her the target of unrestrained social media hate and had her tarred as a racist, so, as is the current custom, she grovelled a pathetic apology, sounding like, I wrote, the Manchurian Candidate. (Unfortunately, this thought probably never occurred, or could occur, to Rachel, who like most of the contestants on this show evinces the kind of vacuousness only a lifetime of being assured that her beauty will ensure that she never will have to read a book or engage in any analysis deeper than the problem of which skin products to buy.)

As Fox points out, the party was not white-only (like its historical inspiration), nor did it glorify slavery. Fox writes,

There’s nothing racist about a party at which college kids get drunk in ball gowns. And if that’s racist—dressing up in clothing that was popular during the time of slavery—then cancel [Netflix hist series] “Bridgerton” too. [Black writer/ producer] Shonda Rhimes has a hit on her hands with a show that paints the regency period in England as a utopia. Not only that, but actors of all races are using the time period and fashion to fantasize about a time that was horrific for poor people and minorities. But no one is canceling Rhimes. Only white people get canceled for enjoying the fashions of past eras.

True, but that’s the state of USculure during the Great Stupid.

Dead Canary #2: Double standards rule the day, and logic and ethics will get you nowhere.

Fox found out how big that canary was, when she saw this message in the Facebook fan page for the show:

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Wow, what an asshole! Fox adds, “People tried to report it to Facebook but Facebook, of course, said it didn’t violate their terms of service, even though it targeted white people based on their skin color.”

If you want racial division, distrust and hate, this is how you get racial division, distrust and hate. I have concluded that people like SG Rose indeed do want it.

Her head-blowingly obnoxious and racist message also introduces the third dead canary, a really, really big one that Ethics Alarms has noted before:

Dead Canary #3: Apologies in response to threatened “cancellation” by the progressive mob are no longer expressions of regret and contrition for actual wrongdoing, but signals of submissiveness and surrender to woke dominance and oppression.

The Bachelor became became a full-fledged apology orgy. The Bachelor’s” host Chris Harrison tried to explain how unfair the attack on Kirkconnel had been, so HE was attacked as being a racist. If the man had the character and fortitude of something above a slime mold, he would have told the mob to perform an impossible anatomical act, but instead he grovelled too, and pitifully:

Apology 1

Harrison Apology 2

Could Winston Smith have done it any better?

On one hand, Americans who are as fearful, unprincipled and submissive to totalitarian, race-baiting bullies as Harrison deserve to live as second-class citizens. On the other hand, their cowardice encourages and strengthens the censors, the enemies of free thought, and the foes of democracy. There is a duty to confront; there has to be.

But wait! There’s more!

Flushed with success, the Woke Mob, “Bachelor Division,” searched for another victim and found one. Demi Burnett , a 25-year-old “Bachelor” alumna, was assailed as yet another racist after an old photo of her wearing a jacket with the Confederate flag on the sleeve was posted online yesterday. So she rushed to grovel, saying in two videos,

“So, there’s been this picture that’s been resurfaced of me wearing a jacket that had a Confederate flag on it. That jacket was given to me by my ex, his dad actually gave it to me, and I had no idea the weight that the Confederate flag held whenever I was wearing it. I just wore it for that one night, and it was a Yeezy jacket, I thought it was so cool. I was like, ‘Yeah, Yeezy.’ [NOTE:Yeezy is Kanye West’s brand. He’s black, in case you didn’t know.] I didn’t even pay attention to that…That’s ignorance. That’s ignorant of me not to pay attention to the Confederate flag. Even more ignorant of me to not even know how harmful that is to people.”

Saying that she”royally fucked up wearing that,” she continued,

“I’m disgusted with myself. I’m embarrassed.It doesn’t even matter how I feel. I’m just so f**king sorry because that is not what I stand for, that is not what I’m about. I’m really mad that I ever wore it.”

Is that enough, everybody? Will you forgive me now for wearing a jacket designed by a super-star black rapper, who obviously was setting a trap for poor little white girls like me?

Deciding it wasn’t enough Demi posted a second self-flagellating video, saying,

“I genuinely had no idea what I was representing by wearing the jacket. I have no excuses, other than ignorant, self-absorbed sack of shit. Disgusted with myself. I suck for that. I suck very badly for that. I know better now. Did not know better then. Don’t look up to me. Look up to being better than me, ’cause I fucking suck and I really fucking hate myself for being ignorant. This is the time to change the world, make it better and I made it worse. So I’m really, really sorry.”

Post script: After the epic grovel, one person tweeted, “Where’s your apology for saying the n-word?”

14 thoughts on “Dead Canaries Of The Great Stupid: “The Bachelor” Becomes A Grovel Orgy

  1. When I first saw the concept behind The Bachelor, I was appalled. You have dozens of women throwing themselves at one man, one by one he eliminates them in a public ceremony, and the idea is that this will eventually gel into a healthy relationship of equals. As the field narrows, he meets their families, shares their beds, all the while making no pretense of anything resembling exclusivity – on his part, that is. The ladies can expect immediate elimination if it turns out they have somebody waiting for them at home, let alone keeping the bed warm between takes.

    Maybe I’m just old-fashioned in my dating habits, but it seems to me a kind of ethics estoppel must attach here. The whole show is thoroughly, inherently unethical. If the basic premise of the show doesn’t bother you, how can you complain about something like the theme of a party someone once attended? It’s like taking Ted Bundy to task for wearing white after Labor Day.

  2. “Are you really not a racist person, Karen” – Don’t answer that, we don’t need your opinion, Karen.

    The amount of vile packed into that post is astonishing.

  3. Remember, the policy at all social media companies is that ‘hate speech’ is speech that objectifies, insults, or is offensive to people OF A PROTECTED GROUP. If a Muslim group says they want to execute all apostates, that is OK, because Muslim apostates are not a protected group. If a Christian group shares a story about a group of Muslims that blew up a church, or a Christian minister shares a message where a Muslim apologist threatens to rape the minister’s wife, that is banned as hate speech because it might make people not like Muslims. Black Nationalist are OK and can talk about exterminating whites. Feminist groups can talk about killing all men. That is OK because is doesn’t offend protected groups.

  4. “Yeezus Tour” jackets featuring just like Flag that Shall Not be Worn are still selling… About half the shops show them out of stock…

    So what is the rule? Is this now another example of something only one race can wear? Same as the Word that Shall Not be Spoken?
    Freedom of speech only exists in proportion to ancestral melanin?

  5. I watch the Bachelor as a guilty pleasure myself. I would say this season doesn’t seem too woke. The last season of the Bachelorette there was some discussion about BLM, which was woke and very bleh. I’d like to add that Rachel Kirkconnell is a brunette (See link ). Chris Harrison’s grovel is disappointing, but not unexpected. Saying :woke police” is completely acceptable and normal and should be said in more crude forms. These arrogant assholes deserve to be mocked for the soviet thought censors that they are.

  6. Scott Adams in one of his Periscopes, which I watch on Youtube, suggests that when he gets cancelled he is going to make the grovelling apology to end all apologies. As I read him, the wokerati will be rejoicing for a week and everyone else will be rolling on the floor banging their hand and heels whilst choking on the laughter, and after he gets through no one will be able to make a ‘good’ enough apology to register on the scale!

    I’m not sure whether that is the way to go, or just an abbreviated Boy Scout salute. Since I don’t have sufficient skills to take his approach I suspect that I will have to resort to the latter, despite my preference for civility.

    I do however like the idea of a two pronged response!

  7. One Paul W to another:
    Sadly, no. Hence my need to descend to abbreviated Boy Scout salutes.

    I can’t remember who to credit, but it’s definitely good enough to be promulgated!

  8. I am proud to announce I have never watched one episode of this or any of the other non-reality “Reality” shows. I cut the cable two years ago and have not missed the sophomoric pablum at all. As a recommendation for anyone interested I subscribe to Criterion Channel which specializes in the cinema of Hollywood heyday.

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