(Right Country) – The always progressive and enlightened New York Times never fails to give us something to talk about. They have become the embodiment of 21st century fake news and seemingly strive to be as radically liberal as possible. In a new series called “Overlooked” the leftist propaganda publication is publishing “obituaries” for people who were not, for whatever reason, given an obituary when they died.
Naturally, you can imagine the list of characters is chalk-full of progressive “pioneers” and people of color. You know, anyone that has furthered the leftist agenda and that the Times deems worthy of having their lives honored. A few of these choices have been Kate Worley, a “pioneering” writer of erotic comics, FN Souza, India’s anti-establishment writer, and Roberta Cowell, trans trailblazer, pilot, and auto racer, among other “historic” figures.
But Saturday’s installment of “Overlooked” takes the cake.
The Times saw it fit to honor Valerie Solanas, a woman whose main claim to fame is that she put a bullet in Andy Warhol in 1968. In her obviously sane mind she thought Warhol and his friend, French publisher Maurice Girodias, were conspiring against her so, naturally, she walked right into Warhol’s New York apartment and shot him. Warhol survived and Solanas ended up in a mental institution for a few months.
Why would the Time be honoring her? She was also a radical feminist, of course, and, as PJ Media puts it “her obscure, nonsensical writing somehow” has survived and has, no doubt, become a manifesto for other unhinged, mentally unstable, radical leftists today.
Imagine hating men so much that your entire life’s work is dedicated to trashing them. What a legacy. PJ Media has more:
It is her book Scum Manifestor that still receives attention today. It’s a threatening rant against all men, where she proposes exterminating all males.
That and her play, Up Your A**, are celebrated by feminists for their radicalism and anti-male sentiments.
The manifesto, self-published in 1967, reads as satire, though Solanas defended it as serious. Its opening line is at once absurd and a call to arms for the coalition she was forming, the Society for Cutting Up Men:
“Life in this society being, at best, an utter bore and no aspect of society being at all relevant to women, there remains to civic-minded, responsible, thrill-seeking females only to overthrow the government, eliminate the money system, institute complete automation and destroy the male sex.”
On the subject of reproduction, she wrote: “We should produce only whole, complete beings, not physical defects or deficiencies, including emotional deficiencies, such as maleness.”
Satire? You decide.
“In it, the author, Breanne Fahs, writes about an exchange between Solanas and her friend Jeremiah Newton. Newton asked Solanas if her manifesto was to be taken literally. “I don’t want to kill all men,” she replied. But, using an expletive, she added: ‘I think males should be neutered or castrated so they can’t mess up any more women’s lives.’”
I would say “man-hater” would be a mild descriptive.
Feminists themselves are quoted throughout the obit approving of Solanas for her “revolutionary” ideas.
“I keep thinking what a shame it is that she’s mad, utterly mad,” Ultra Violet wrote in her 1988 memoir, “Famous for 15 Minutes: My Years With Andy Warhol.” “For in the beginning, beyond her overheated rhetoric, she had a truly revolutionary vision of a better world run by and for the benefit of women.”
Her attack on Warhol was controversial with feminists, as some defended her actions.
“Her attack on Warhol fractured mainstream feminist groups, including the National Organization for Women, whose members were split on whether to defend or condemn her. Those who defended her, including the writer Ti-Grace Atkinson and the lawyer Flo Kennedy, formed the bedrock of radical feminism and presented Solanas as a symbol of female rage. The shooting became wrapped up in a larger narrative on gun violence when Senator Robert F. Kennedy was shot the next day.”
The author of the obit, Bonnie Wertheim, writes approvingly of Solanas’s dysfunctional worldview.
“The text distilled the anger and yearning that Solanas had exhibited throughout her life. In college, as a recently-out lesbian, she rallied against the idea that educated women should be defined as wives and mothers, even as she acknowledged that, in a society ruled by men, such fates were probably inevitable. Her ideas about gender and power calcified in the early 1960s, when she hitchhiked across the country and back again. She arrived in New York City in 1962 with the start of a play she was writing and several versions of ‘SCUM Manifesto.’”
The New York Times is glorifying radicalism. They praise Black Lives Matter, act as apologists for Antifa, and now they’re honoring the life of a radical feminist who was not interested in equality at all but rather female domination and the literal eradication of men.
If you or someone you love still reads the New York Times, stop now.
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