Nobody is Safe

 

For the last two days, actress Elie Kemper has been trending on Twitter, with the following explanation:

In 1999, actor Ellie Kemper was named the Queen of Love and Beauty at the Veiled Prophet Ball, a debutante ball held in St. Louis, Missouri, which was founded by wealthy White elites in 1878 and ’emphasized the existing power structure’, according to The Atlantic’s Scott Beauchamp

For this, she’s basically been crowned the KKK Queen by the social media site’s users:

A quick scan of Kemper’s Instagram indicates she is on the right side and only thinks the right things.

She’s a vocal supporter of racial justice, Black Lives Matter, etc. And yet, that wasn’t enough to protect her from the mob that cares not for intellectual honesty (or honesty of any sort), proportionality, the passage of time, etc.

What does this tell us? If liberals and celebrities were in any way strategic, they’d think about BLM and other such causes as the mafia. They don’t actually achieve anything, they’re just a protection racket. But here’s what the Kemper situation should teach them: There’s no protection to be achieved by supporting BLM, etc. Nothing will protect you from the mob if it decides to come for you, and it can come for you.

The question becomes, what’s the solution? How can anyone protect themselves from these mobs? Here’s my unsolicited advice for Ellie Kemper: Hit back, hard and fast. Defend yourself and do it loudly. Don’t preface your support of these mafia-like organizations when you do so; defend yourself on your own merits. Nobody else has your back, that is clear from the silence from her various co-stars and various social justice organizations she’s supported as her name has been a Twitter trending topic into the second day. In a sane world she’d notice the only people coming to her defense are actually conservative, those who have experienced this kind of swarming in the past and aren’t afraid of its sting:

Good luck to Ellie, she’s going to need it with friends like hers.

 

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  1. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    I think your suggestion to fight back on her own merits is excellent, Bethany! Just do it, Ellie!

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  2. Arahant Member
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    The real question is, “Who is this Ellie Kemper, why should I care, and why do you have time to know who she is?”

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  3. Tyrion Lannister Member
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    People should live by what they advocate for, so if she gets dragged down by her own views-oh well.  I’ll stick my neck out for those who speak out against cancel culture, but if she was enabling it then it’s only fair she is held to those same standards.  Best we can hope for is that her destruction serves as a sobering warning to others so that they change their ways.  

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  4. Arahant Member
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    Tyrion Lannister (View Comment):
    Best we can hope for is that her destruction serves as a sobering warning to others so that they change their ways.

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  5. RufusRJones Member
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    Arahant (View Comment):

    The real question is, “Who is this Ellie Kemper, why should I care, and why do you have time to know who she is?”

    It’s a big deal on Twitter. 

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  6. Old Bathos Moderator
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    Too many characters?:  Insecure much, haters?  Not even in the running for prom queen back in the day? AND with closet racist stuff you are desperate to conceal or maybe just a need to pretend to be relevant?  Pile on, losers.  Gives us one long thread that might as well be a roster of the Deeply Pathetic…

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  7. Tyrion Lannister Member
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    Arahant (View Comment):

    Tyrion Lannister (View Comment):
    Best we can hope for is that her destruction serves as a sobering warning to others so that they change their ways.

    I always loved those old movies.  It’s too bad Arnold has moved into Biden’s camp.  Biden is like a bad mix of Wilson (racist, top down gov), Obama (Media protection, racist policies), Carter (wrong on everything, hates Israel), and LBJ (imperialist top down gov, racist policies)- not sure how people can be dumb enough to support him, but sadly whatever happens it was worth it to get rid of Trump to some people.  TDS is a hell of a drug.  

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  8. Bishop Wash Member
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    Tyrion Lannister (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Tyrion Lannister (View Comment):
    Best we can hope for is that her destruction serves as a sobering warning to others so that they change their ways.

    I always loved those old movies. It’s too bad Arnold has moved into Biden’s camp. Biden is like a bad mix of Wilson (racist, top down gov), Obama (Media protection, racist policies), Carter (wrong on everything, hates Israel), and LBJ (imperialist top down gov, racist policies)- not sure how people can be dumb enough to support him, but sadly whatever happens it was worth it to get rid of Trump to some people. TDS is a hell of a drug.

    I’m beginning to see a trend with Democrats.

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  9. Tyrion Lannister Member
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    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    Tyrion Lannister (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Tyrion Lannister (View Comment):
    Best we can hope for is that her destruction serves as a sobering warning to others so that they change their ways.

    I always loved those old movies. It’s too bad Arnold has moved into Biden’s camp. Biden is like a bad mix of Wilson (racist, top down gov), Obama (Media protection, racist policies), Carter (wrong on everything, hates Israel), and LBJ (imperialist top down gov, racist policies)- not sure how people can be dumb enough to support him, but sadly whatever happens it was worth it to get rid of Trump to some people. TDS is a hell of a drug.

    I’m beginning to see a trend with Democrats.

    Yea- I’m pretty sure all the most racist presidents were Democrats

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  10. Arahant Member
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    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    The real question is, “Who is this Ellie Kemper, why should I care, and why do you have time to know who she is?”

    It’s a big deal on Twitter.

    You’re saying it doesn’t matter to real people, yes?

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  11. Ansonia Inactive
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    This Ellie Kemper did nothing to provoke this shark attack ??

    It’s so insane to think of someone being shamed for something like that at age 19. And this was how many years ago ? Was anyone criticizing this organization 22 years ago ?

    The stink of envy in the viciousness is almost overwhelming. The people after her this way sound mentally ill.

    I think, whoever this Ellie Kemper is, her existence must be in the way of something someone else wants. So, that person dug this info up and used the insane feeding frenzy atmosphere of the current reign of terror light to get others to go after her

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  12. Paul Stinchfield Member
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    Bethany Mandel:

    For the last two days, actress Elie Kemper has been trending on Twitter, with the following explanation:

    In 1999, actor Ellie Kemper was named the Queen of Love and Beauty at the Veiled Prophet Ball, a debutante ball held in St. Louis, Missouri, which was founded by wealthy White elites in 1878 and ’emphasized the existing power structure’, according to The Atlantic’s Scott Beauchamp

    Source: The Mystery of St. Louis’s Veiled Prophet

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  13. Ansonia Inactive
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    Paul Stinchfield (View Comment):

    Bethany Mandel:

    For the last two days, actress Elie Kemper has been trending on Twitter, with the following explanation:

    In 1999, actor Ellie Kemper was named the Queen of Love and Beauty at the Veiled Prophet Ball, a debutante ball held in St. Louis, Missouri, which was founded by wealthy White elites in 1878 and ’emphasized the existing power structure’, according to The Atlantic’s Scott Beauchamp

    Source: The Mystery of St. Louis’s Veiled Prophet

    “By 1992 the name of the event was changed to Fair Saint Louis, nominally erasing the connection to its past.”

    So, in other words, this fair—-This fair which I’d guess was once hated  by some NOT so much because it was the rich flaunting their dominance but because, with its glamour and mystery, it served, and was intended to serve, as an effective distraction, a way of dominating people’s attention. (I’m sure working class white people were enthralled by it.)—-this fair had become something democratic and everyone-is-as-good-as-everyone-else in tone by 1992, 5 years before 19-year-old Ellie Kemper committed this supposedly unpardonable sin 22 years ago.

    So, these people winching and moaning about this fair on Twitter are actually just very desperate to have something like what it once was, back before 1979, about which they can winch and moan, and point to as proof of how oppressed and victimized they are.

    There’s no placating people who deeply resent not having any current mistreatment from their desired source of mistreatment to complain about. It stinks for them (They so wanted some injustice they could SAFELY rail against, some excuse for indulging envy.) but what can you do ? Shouldn’t somebody tell them that the fair they want to replace with something else was actually replaced with something else a while back ?

    Can anyone tell me if the book “The St. Louis Veiled Prophet Celebration: Power on Parade”, by Thomas M. Spencer, is any good?

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  14. GlennAmurgis Coolidge
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    Woke is a religion without grace

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  15. Kozak Member
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  16. colleenb Member
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    Congrats on the Instapundit link.

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