White Privilege, Thy Name is Ashley Judd

 

In a sane world, actress Ashley Judd would be absolutely raked over the coals for this post; wherein she shows dozens of African villagers literally carrying her through the jungle in the middle of a pandemic due to an injury:

This is an actress that does nothing but lecture us on our white privilege and Black Lives Matter. Does she not, then, understand the optics of taking a trip to the middle of the Congolese jungle in the middle of a pandemic (remember Stay Safe, Stay Home?) and highlighting how while she can be carried by any number of people to obtain healthcare, she is in a country where that is impossible?

 

 

 

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  1. jeffversion1.0 Coolidge
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    This is Coach Cal’s fault.  If UK were better than 7-13 she’d be watching the Cats.

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  2. Matt Wood Inactive
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    It’s not a great look, especially the Covid aspect. But her instagram post is so overly dramatic my eyes rolled out of my head.

    Dieumerci (“Thanks be to God”) remained seated, without fidgeting or flinching, for 5 hours on the rain forest floor. He was with me in my primal pain. He was my witness.”

    You went to Africa when you shouldn’t have and hurt yourself. Maybe keep the details to yourself.

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  3. D.A. Venters Member
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    jeffversion1.0 (View Comment):

    This is Coach Cal’s fault. If UK were better than 7-13 she’d be watching the Cats.

    I’m sure she’s an insufferable lefty, but her solid BBN membership carries a lot of redemption with it.

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  4. Hang On Member
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    Maybe they’ll drop her.

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  5. Jules PA Inactive
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    I’m more disturbed by her suggestion that we should emulate bonobos.

    But yes, she must be on her 50th set of clutching pearls. 

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  6. Henry Castaigne Member
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    I don’t see a problem with it as long as she tips them well and is polite. Ashley Judd is a rich person so she can do things that does things that I can’t afford as long as she does them ethically and she is a young person who has next to zero threat of dying of Covid. How is Congolese tourism doing anyway in the era of Covid? The men carrying her might be very grateful for a day of solid pay (including tip from the rich American). What does the Congolese village have to say about it as opposed to twitter? 

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  7. Henry Castaigne Member
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    She should be temporarily banned from twitter for the utter stupidity of her bonobo post. A 9th grader of moderate intelligence can spot at least two Mack Truck size contradictions in it. Firstly bonobos are egalitarian and matriarchal? Matriarchal societies by definition aren’t egalitarian. Additionally, why should bonobos be a model for humanity when once a human gets injured they immediately should have access to first world healthcare? 

    Additionally, $%^&* please. You have no idea what it means to be a Congolese in extreme poverty. No American who can vacation can ever really get it. It’s totally fine that you have human compassion towards folks in extreme poverty. Maybe you can talk to a Congolese villager or a Doctor or nurse about poverty. Maybe you can read a book about economics written by a black person. Her compassion is about as fake a Joe Biden’s calls for unity. 

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  8. The Cloaked Gaijin Member
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    Does she not, then, understand the optics of taking a trip to the middle of the Congolese jungle in the middle of a pandemic (remember Stay Safe, Stay Home?

    I guess she should be going to Kenya instead like Rob Long.

    I think her mother is rather conservative.   Naomi Judd used to love to be on the air with Dennis Miller — even though I think he made fun of her daughter some.

    Tough to deal with a shattered leg.  I hope she gains some normalcy and mobility in the future.

    Going to Africa, she seems more sincere than most celebrities.  That can’t be an easy trip.

    I think Senator James Inhofe has made over 140 trips to Africa in the past 20 or so years.

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  9. Stad Coolidge
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    The Chicks on the Right ripped Judd a funny one on their podcast . . .

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  10. Misthiocracy got drunk and Member
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    Ashley Judd estimated net worth: $25 million.

    https://www.wealthypersons.com/ashley-judd-net-worth-2020-2021/

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  11. Misthiocracy got drunk and Member
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    The Cloaked Gaijin (View Comment):
    Going to Africa, she seems more sincere than most celebrities. That can’t be an easy trip.

    There are rather profitable eco-tourism and voluntourism corporations whose sole purpose is to make sure that rich north americans can get instagram photos of themselves in third-world countries without having to suffer any significant personal hardships. I wager her trip was easy peazy lemon squeezy.

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  12. Instugator Thatcher
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    I guess she traveled to be with her boyfriend. That is a nice thing to do, even if you are a lefty.

    I notice in her desire to live in a matriarchal society that none of the people carrying her are women. It is a pretty dramatic story, shattering her leg, having to wait until people can mount a rescue mission, travelling  with 3 on a motorcycle built for 2 (for 6 hours), while trying to keep her leg immobilized. Then the second day until she finally gets airlifted to a hospital.

    Can’t agree with her politics.

    I can have sympathy for her predicament, I am a conservative after all.

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  13. Misthiocracy got drunk and Member
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    Instugator (View Comment):
    I notice in her desire to live in a matriarchal society that none of the people carrying her are women.

    Matriarchy means that women rule, not that women do all the work. Having men carry women around in litters makes perfect sense for a matriarchy. Ashley Judd isn’t being carried by desperately poor Congolese. She’s being carried by male oppressors. She’s simply doing her bit to smash the patriarchy.

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  14. Path Finder Inactive
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    I believe I read that this injury involved four breaks in the same leg…not sur any other means of transit would have been possible in those circumstances…

     

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  15. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… Member
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    I have two criticisms. 

    First, this seems like an unfair post, even if we grant the legitimacy of the “privilege” narrative.  It appears that Ms. Judd was interested in eco-tourism in the Congo.  Nothing wrong with that.  She suffered a serious injury.  That’s a shame, but no reason to castigate her.  She was helped by the locals.  That was nice of them.  The locals were black.  Well, yeah, it’s the Congo.

    So what’s the rule here, exactly?  If you’re white, and you’re injured in the African jungle, you can’t be helped by black people?

    Second, I do not accept the “privilege” narrative.  To play to it is to legitimize it, unless you’re being openly critical of someone else’s hypocrisy.

    So what’s the rule here, exactly?  If you’re in a Third World country and you’re injured, you can’t seek good medical care because the country you’re visiting doesn’t have a very good health care system?

    I understand the desire to criticize sanctimonious Leftists, especially celebrities.  But this criticism looks quite unfair to me, so it’s probably best to resist the temptation.

    The stuff about bonobos is just silly.

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  16. Misthiocracy got drunk and Member
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    Path Finder (View Comment):

    I believe I read that this injury involved four breaks in the same leg…not sur any other means of transit would have been possible in those circumstances…

     

    No, but it would have been possible to refrain from instagramming that photograph.

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  17. Misthiocracy got drunk and Member
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    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):
    I understand the desire to criticize sanctimonious Leftists, especially celebrities. But this criticism looks quite unfair to me, so it’s probably best to resist the temptation.

    It’s about gleefully pointing out the hypocrisy of it all.  If she wasn’t a part of the “lockdown everything and fight the power” crowd, then there would be no problem with her enjoying vacations in sub-sahara Africa and sharing photos of herself being carried around by human beings like a Roman aristocrat.

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  18. Concretevol Thatcher
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    Matt Wood (View Comment):

    But her instagram post is so overly dramatic my eyes rolled out of my head.

    “Dieumerci (“Thanks be to God”) remained seated, without fidgeting or flinching, for 5 hours on the rain forest floor. He was with me in my primal pain. He was my witness.”

    Mine too!!!   “He was my witness”   hahahahaha   Good lord I have seen people with far worse injuries do far less crying about it.  

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  19. J Ro Member
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    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    I don’t see a problem with it as long as she tips them well and is polite. Ashley Judd is a rich person so she can do things that does things that I can’t afford as long as she does them ethically and she is a young person who has next to zero threat of dying of Covid. How is Congolese tourism doing anyway in the era of Covid? The men carrying her might be very grateful for a day of solid pay (including tip from the rich American). What does the Congolese village have to say about it as opposed to twitter?

    I have enjoyed the support of many local porters  over the years. It doesn’t take long to realize it’s a good job for strong young people who are willing to work hard for good pay. Also it’s a chance to get out of the village and see the world while the client pays your room and board. While the teen boy Sherpa is taking a contractual break with his client’s weight-limited rucksack, he is passed by an attractive girl with a max load of crates of Coke in glass bottles. That’s even more motivation!

    Dem Rep Congo is larger than California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana put together. But it has only about 2000 miles of paved roadways and 2500 miles of railroad (CIA Factbook). In other words, most everyone outside the cities is walking and carrying something. No one should be shocked that the cargo is often a human being.

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  20. Henry Castaigne Member
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    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):
    The stuff about bonobos is just silly.

    The stuff about bonobos is dangerous romantic trash that has fed into the the worst ideas of the twentieth century. 

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  21. Jules PA Inactive
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    Misthiocracy got drunk and (View Comment):

    Ashley Judd estimated net worth: $25 million.

    https://www.wealthypersons.com/ashley-judd-net-worth-2020-2021/

    Oh, my, that’s poor by Bill Gates’ standards. 

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  22. Jules PA Inactive
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    Misthiocracy got drunk and (View Comment):

    The Cloaked Gaijin (View Comment):
    Going to Africa, she seems more sincere than most celebrities. That can’t be an easy trip.

    There are rather profitable eco-tourism and voluntourism corporations whose sole purpose is to make sure that rich north americans can get instagram photos of themselves in third-world countries without having to suffer any significant personal hardships. I wager her trip was easy peazy lemon squeezy.

    Until she shattered her leg. But, yeah. 😉

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  23. Henry Castaigne Member
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    J Ro (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    I don’t see a problem with it as long as she tips them well and is polite. Ashley Judd is a rich person so she can do things that does things that I can’t afford as long as she does them ethically and she is a young person who has next to zero threat of dying of Covid. How is Congolese tourism doing anyway in the era of Covid? The men carrying her might be very grateful for a day of solid pay (including tip from the rich American). What does the Congolese village have to say about it as opposed to twitter?

    I have enjoyed the support of many local porters over the years. It doesn’t take long to realize it’s a good job for strong young people who are willing to work hard for good pay. Also it’s a chance to get out of the village and see the world while the client pays your room and board. While the teen boy Sherpa is taking a contractual break with his client’s weight-limited rucksack, he is passed by an attractive girl with a max load of crates of Coke in glass bottles. That’s even more motivation!

    Dem Rep Congo is larger than California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana put together. It has approximately 2000 miles of paved roadways and 2500 miles of railroad (CIA Factbook). In other words, most everyone outside the cities is walking and carrying something. No one should be shocked that the cargo is often a human being.

    She should tip them well. 

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  24. Columbo Member
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    Imagine the pearl-clutching diatribe that Mz. Judd would have written if, say, Rush Limbaugh had done this!

    Being democrat means never having to say you’re sorry.

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