Now You’ve Heard Everything

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They couldn’t have made this knitter grovel!

You’d think you’d be safe from the “biggit-biggit!” crowd, blogging about knitting. What could be a more peaceful, cozy pastime than knitting?


A knitting blogger made the mistake of writing about how excited she was over an upcoming trip to India–and that has mutated into “The knitting community is reckoning with racism” ( No, this is not a satire.

Leftid trolls admonished her to “think about how your words feed into the colonial/imperialist mindset toward India and other non-Western countries,” blah-blah. ‘Cause everything is racist. The poor blogger likened her excitement over her trip to “being offered a seat on a flight to Mars.” Big mistake. Surely she couldn’t have meant that a trip to Mars would be tremendously exciting. She could only have meant to compare India to another planet. Biggit-biggit.

So she groveled. “It took women of color pointing this out for me…” They kick you in the face and then you lick their boots. Somehow the words “of color” have come to denote towering virtue and infallible wisdom. That deserves a raspberry.

So now you’re not allowed to get excited about visiting a foreign country, you’re not allowed to think of it as exotic or colorful or really very different from what you’re used to–no fun allowed! Not ever! You must not enjoy life!

Someday they’ll want to put you in jail for doing that.


About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

8 responses to “Now You’ve Heard Everything

  • cassandra41

    None of this will end until (especially white) people no longer GIVE A DAMN about what these idiots have to say. I get SO angry when they quote these “celebrities” and what they “think” (if you can call it that!) or what they call people like me. Y’know what? I DON’T CARE what they feel or think or say. I only care if they try to hurt or stop me from doing what I want to do. In the past, at that point in my comment, I would put in parenthesis: (as long as it’s legal). But I can’t do that anymore because things that have always BEEN legal are being outlawed and things that always WERE criminal are being legalized.


    • leeduigon

      The thing that plays hob with my blood pressure is the way everybody grovels to these vermin. Why doesn’t anyone stand up to them? I really don’t understand that!

      Liked by 1 person

      • cassandra41

        For professionals, they fear being blacklisted. More conservatives were blacklisted in Hollywood than commies. For others, since they never hear folks from THEIR side, they are afraid to be disliked. As far as I’m concerned, you are as well known by your enemies as your friends.


  • Marge Hofknecht

    I left them a comment on that site. I’m so sick of this racism junk. When I’m with other knitters, I don’t look at skin color; I look to see what is it that I can learn or how I can be of help.

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  • Watchman

    Colonialism has gotten a bad rap. That’s not to say there were not abuses, but not all colonialists were the same. Those under British rule generally fared better than others. Colonialism brought civilization, infrastructure, western medicine, and education to the uncivilized underdeveloped parts of the word. It has left many positive imprints. In India, for example, they still use the British legal system. Colonialism also ended barbaric practices like widow burning in India, feet binding in China, and human sacrifices and canabalism in the Americas.

    And contrary to popular belief, colonialism was far less profitable than most think. Supporting a colony was an expensive endeavor. This is one of the reasons they raised the taxes on the American colonies, which led to the American Revolution. The Spanish brought back tons of gold from the Americas, yet Spain ended up going bankrupt numerous.

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  • thewhiterabbit2016

    I say just ignore their ignorance and bigotry. To let them get to you is to let them win. I’m with Lee, turn the tables on them. The Bible says we are to be good soldiers. Fight by accusing them of the same thing they are accusing you of, and then watch them fold because we have the truth and they have the lie.


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