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Sometimes, you just gotta laugh at the sheer insanity demonstrated by the left.

First it was peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, then dry asparagus and stick figures. Now, it seems the folks at the left-wing rag Atlantic have found new proof of white supremacy and racism — this time in the history of facial hair sported by American men, according to an article published Monday.

Sean Trainor went all the way back to the days of the American Revolution and the early 19th century to “discover” that beards are “a fashion born out of desperation but transformed into a symbol of masculine authority and white supremacy.”

You read that right — beards have somehow transformed into a symbol of masculine authority and white supremacy.

In the interest of full disclosure, it should be noted that this writer has sported a full beard since about 1988 — with nary a thought of masculine authority or white supremacy.

But somehow, Trainor thinks that because some white guys in early America had them, they MUST be racist somehow.

“It may seem strange that barbering, which required practitioners to hold razors to their customers’ throats, was dominated by men of color in Revolutionary America. But the reasons for this were simple. Before the American Revolution, free white workers were few and their was labor expensive—especially in the southern colonies. So slaveholders in need of grooming often turned to their enslaved workforces,” he wrote.

Trainor spent some 35 paragraphs detailing the history of facial hair in the 1800s, but failed to explain how beards are a symbol of white supremacy in the 21st century.

“The 19th-century beard may have sprouted from a fear of razors and a distaste for black barber shops. But it grew into a symbol that set white American men apart from smooth-faced foreigners as well as powerful women at home,” he wrote.

Trainor spent a lot of time delving into 19th century thought regarding beards, but failed to make the connection to the 21st century. He did, however, call on modern men to “alter” the legacy of facial hair.

“In fact, today’s revival presents a chance to confront and alter the beard’s legacy. What we need is an honest conversation about beards and the men who shaped them—a better grasp of what to keep and what to cut,” he wrote.

Readers of the article weren’t impressed with Trainor’s thesis.

“I’m pretty sure we need no such thing,” one reader said, referring to Trainor’s call for a conversation on beards. “Anybody who calls beards racist today is simply a blithering idiot.”

Another person observed that “[m]ost men grow beards by default,” adding that most stopped shaving for “racist and sexist reasons.”

Yet another reader pointed out that Trainor failed to explain the popularity of beards in Europe and the northern states during the 19th century. In fact, one northern general, Ambrose Burnside, pictured above, had whiskers so distinctive, they became the inspiration for the word “sideburns.”

“Its facial hair folks, seriously its just hair,” one reader said.

While the subject is “just” hair, it’s part of the liberal effort to find racism where there is none.
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Re: Insane: Liberal Atlantic claims beards a symbol of white supremacy
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2014, 09:10:46 AM »
Do they mean like the beard Frederick Douglass sported? :whistle:
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Re: Insane: Liberal Atlantic claims beards a symbol of white supremacy
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2014, 09:55:41 AM »
I spent all day Saturday at a meeting at our liberal presbytery's offices. All the good little liberal PCUSA male ministers (and perhaps some of the females) in attendance sported whiskers. Whatever could it mean?
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Re: Insane: Liberal Atlantic claims beards a symbol of white supremacy
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2014, 11:00:51 AM »
One woman of an olive complexion.

5 to 8 children (depending on how you count them). Three son in laws black (one Jamaican, one Maori, one Kenyan), one daughter very dark brown (Goan) and one so black she is almost violet.

11 grand children of varying shades from dead white to very black.

3 careers including 12 tours of duty and a business started from scratch.

The one constant in all has been having a beard, though it's colour as changed from mouse brown to totally white over the years.

Dear Atlantic - take your article. Fold it until it is all sharp corners. Insert it where the sun don't shine. Your white Liberal handwringing is not welcome in my bathroom.
« Last Edit: January 21, 2014, 11:02:06 AM by EC »
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Re: Insane: Liberal Atlantic claims beards a symbol of white supremacy
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2014, 11:35:42 AM »
Do they mean like the beard Frederick Douglass sported? :whistle:

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Yeah,  white supremacy my @$$


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