Blacks vs. SatanistsRobert Hampton
The most bizarre cultural battle of 2020 emerged last week. Frederick Joseph, a semi-prominent black author and Democratic surrogate, shared with Twitter his horrifying ordeal with an Airbnb rental over Labor Day weekend. Mr. Joseph booked a home in an allegedly rural area. When he arrived at the property he found all kinds of Satanic and occult imagery in the home.
This included a Baphomet statue, a figurine of an animal screwing a woman, strange books, “ritual material,” odd pornographic images, animal skulls, and other creepy sights. Joseph’s black family was so frightened by the place they fled and demanded a refund from Airbnb. Airbnb refused to give Joseph a refund, so he went to Twitter to air his grievances.
The ordeal reveals a funny divide within “Blue America.” On one side, we have superstitious blacks who are not down with freaky shit. On the other side are degenerate white liberals who equally love Black Lives Matter and kitschy Satanic art. Both sides appeal to the moral zeitgeist. Joseph’s defenders say his side must be believed because he’s black and lives in constant terror. His critics mock him as a narrow-minded Puritan who can’t accommodate himself to different lifestyles. The encounter demonstrates the stark differences between race-hustling blacks and the whites who deify them.
Joseph understood that his real aversion to strange figurines and ornaments was not enough to convince his progressive audience that his grievance was valid. He knew he had to bring racism into a story that involved zero racism.
There was also a bridge from the woods behind the house to the back patio.
Needless to say, we left because we are Black and not dealing with something that was:
1. advertised completely different
2. Looks like a scene from Hereditary
3. Made the entire family feel unsafe
— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) September 7, 2020
Most reactions sympathized with Joseph, with many outraged that a black man would have to suffer such racial terror as a Baphomet statue. There were a few who mocked him for his prudishness and fear of figurines, but they were outweighed by those who consoled Joseph in his time of need. If Joseph were white in this case, his story would’ve made for easy fodder on Twitter. Leftists would laugh at this closed-minded, scaredy-cat Christian who can’t handle edgy art and statues. They would claim the theoretical white man believes monsters are under his bed and he sleeps with the light on. You always have to accept alternative lifestyles and behaviors — unless someone can claim they’re bigoted.
Which is what Frederick Joseph effectively did. The black writer eventually got his refund, but he’s still not happy with his terrifying ordeal. Vice got ahold of the mystery Airbnb host, who simply went by Alex, and published an article that took his side. The first thing Vice found out was that the owner is not a Satanist.
“They [the items] are not Satanic,” he said. “They’re kitsch. None of it is occult. You can get this stuff at a bodega.” Alex also told Vice he’s “agnostic” and was outraged by the religious discrimination shown by Joseph.
But if I was a pagan and someone came to my house and did this, it would be super offensive. Are they [Airbnb] cherry-picking which theologies they find acceptable? Should a person have to disclose their religion? If you’re a religious person are you expected to remove the religious iconography from your house? Because that is flat-out discrimination.
Alex said he was unsettled by the whole affair and felt that this was a fake controversy. Vice agreed. “Airbnb would likely not refund a guest who was offended by crosses, Stars of David or prayer mats, leaving open the question of whether ‘Satanic’ art, or anything a guest broadly considers to be ‘Satanic,’ ought to be treated differently,” wrote Anna Merlan, the article’s author. Merlan added that Airbnb is not a hotel service and guests shouldn’t demand that all their interior desires be met: “Some people’s ordinary taste is Satanic kitsch, and there’s no obvious reason why such people would have to remove anything that might conceivably be offensive to anyone spending money to spend time in their house and among their stuff.”
The argument demands guests not judge people on how weird they are. Pornographic images and dark decor are just things they have to put up with. If they want a generic room, get a hotel. Vice, for the most part, overlooked Joseph’s racial grievances about the incident. He was mostly portrayed as a closed-minded fool who used his large platform to attack an innocent Airbnb photo.
Joseph did not provide a comment to the article, but he did respond to it in another Twitter thread. This time he made the racism claims very obvious.
Anna reached out to me once (which I missed because I was driving).
She then wrote a deeply biased article which placed the white guy as the victim and Black guy as the villain (typical).
She never had any intent on being unbiased, as she already called the experience “dumb”. pic.twitter.com/2vyXbYsxnu
— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) September 10, 2020
Joseph claimed Merlan and the Airbnb host are both goths into the occult and they collaborated against him. He also argued the house was surrounded by white supremacists because he saw a few Trump flags on his drive in. He insisted the matter was about safety, not religion, and he should not have to pay money if he feels threatened. He denounced the white privilege of Merlan (who is Jewish) and how she demeaned the black experience of living in constant terror.
The point is that it’s not about religion it’s about safety.
You’ll never understand being a Black person showing up with Black children to a white space in a secluded area that is neighbored by white supremacists and when you walk in you see things that frighten a child. pic.twitter.com/zya3gaJRuD
— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) September 10, 2020
Had you spoken to me, I would have also said that the intersection of your personal beliefs and your whiteness is important and something you should think further about in relation to covering Black people’s experiences. @annamerlan
— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) September 10, 2020
Merlan insisted she gave Joseph 24 hours to respond and that his story was full of inaccuracies about the place. Joseph said there were ritual markings on some of the floors, which there weren’t, and argued speaker stands were ritual altars. Joseph called her a racist, which made her apologize to him.
The story is one of the many overblown personal disputes that would’ve never been known outside of its participants if it weren’t for social media. Joseph likely didn’t feel genuine fear, but maybe his 8-year-old brother was disturbed by the house. Knowing he would not likely get a refund for complaining about a few artworks — especially without a strong religious reason — he shifted to the most powerful tool of persuasion he had. A black person cried racism to demand their money back over imperfect service. It’s a story as old as the civil rights revolution.
All parties involved in this story are Leftists who support Black Lives Matter. Alex had a picture of Bernie Sanders in his place and his occult fascination is just to signal he’s “eccentric.” Merlan backs Antifa and primarily writes on how white people are racist and anti-Semitic. Joseph is a race grifter who likely exploited this controversy to promote his new book about — what else — being black. They all share the same worldview. What separates them is their ability to handle degeneracy and how much they want to center everything around blacks.
Joseph clearly wants blacks to be treated as superior beings, perhaps even divine creatures, who should never be doubted. When they cry, you listen. When they’re frightened, you cater. When they demand a refund, you give in. They deserve it and their lives matter more than yours.
Alex and Merlan agree with most of it, but they don’t want to be forced to give up their weird shit to accommodate blacks. They still want to adopt Satanic art to shock the all-powerful Evangelical Occupied Government. They want their alternative lifestyles respected, not considered a threat to black lives. They consider their occult interest harmless and only Bible thumpers would say otherwise.
The fedora hat-wearers of professional Satanism agree with this sentiment. The Church of Satan Twitter account, which never fails to post Reddit-tier takes, said this in response to Joseph: “The photos in this thread depict thrift store curiosities & Hot Topic kitsch, not evidence of Satanic rituals. Sounds like you have an overactive imagination and can’t tell the difference between supernatural horror movies and reality.” The Dark Lord isn’t so threatening after all.
For Leftists, the occult is just another way to signal their difference from the historic American nation. It’s a safe avenue for maladjusted adults who never got over their teenage angst. But in the end, the interests of these weirdos are superseded by black concerns.
That’s the ultimate point of Joseph’s hilarious ordeal. Leftists can play with their Baphomet figures and feel edgy while doing it. But when it comes time for a black person to demand something from them, they better shut up and get rid of it.
That shit is scarin’ the chillun.
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Mulatto mongrel playing racebait intellectual and white degenerates playing satanists.
These people deserve each other.
Next time get a hotel you cheap crybaby.
“Theoretical white man”: That is a great expression that has more power in the right moment than a ten-volume dissertation about Madhouse Rising.
This is like a Seinfeld episode. Everyone involved is despicable.
(Although pardon me if I misgendered you…)
Hey I know! Why don’t we create a new utopian society where everyone living in it is utterly and completely alien to everyone else and winds up hating each other for the most trivial and absurd things. Yeah that’d be great!
“When he arrived at the property he found all kinds of Satanic and occult imagery in the home. This included a Baphomet statue, a figurine of an animal screwing a woman, strange books, “ritual material,” odd pornographic images, animal skulls, and other creepy sights.”
Time for a remake of Manos: The Hands of Fate, with, of course, a black family stopping by The Master’s bnb.
“My name be DeAndre…I take care of the place while da Massa be away an sheeeit”
The real irony here is that statistically speaking, the “white supremacists” with their Trump signs are more justified in fearing for their safety from this Joseph chap than he would be fearing them or the Satanists. A black family, of course, is pretty safe to have around; the mayhem is committed by young black males, yet the latter at least is real, while the threat from the Satanists is phony.
As for the Evangelical Occupation Government, the Evangelicals have spent the last 60 or so years praising blacks, “in the spirit of MLK,” while warning us incessantly of “the real dangers”: Masons, Satanists, and the Enlightenment in general. That, along with their Zionism, makes them as useless as teats on a boar.
Note that the phrase ‘lived experience’ was parroted in this discourse as if it wins all arguments with no gainsaying.
Unless you are a ghost, all experience is ‘lived’, and belonging to an ‘oppressed’ minority category does not necessarily make that experience more ‘authentic’, if by that is meant free of bias.
It’s time to ask the parroters to explain why their experiences and feelings outweigh contrary perceptions and established data. Just what exactly makes People Of Colour oracles and sooth-sayers for the rest of us?
My prediction, as a privileged oppressor, is that excepting for tantrums and personal abuse, they will be unable to respond.
We have lived experiences too. These perspectives are called “prejudice” even though they’re anything but. The usual suspects have come up with tautological arguments like “prejudice plus power” and “privilege” to justify playing favorites, even while they get preferential treatment from The System. Bless their hearts.
I have a lot of lived inexperience.
Frederick Joseph uses Black constantly with the proud capital B, an indication of dominance and authentic identity, while he uses white constantly with the inferior small w, an indication of inauthentic or nonexistent identity.
Example: “She then wrote a deeply biased article which placed the white guy as the victim and Black guy as the villain (typical).”
Even when Frederick Joseph protests his fear of “white supremacy” he continues to use the demeaning small w.
“You’ll never understand being a Black person showing up with Black children to a white space in a secluded area that is neighbored by white supremacists and when you walk in you see things that frighten a child.”
This double standard is anti-White, and it is intended to be anti-White.
These language games matter.
Airbnb dude has a copy of James Baldwin’s homosexual novel Giovanni’s Room. Can’t be all that “racist” (lol)…
AirBNB should describe places that are a little ‘off-center’. And that statue pictured is pure pornography. I would walk out immediately and demand a refund. Just reading this post lets me know that I will never consider this BNB alternative to hotels. This place makes Motel 6 look like the Ritz! And none of this has anything to do with racism. People brought up properly in a decent home would be offended by this, especially women, and race is irrelevant here.
Indeed: it is only common courtesy to remove ‘questionable’ items from rooms where guests may be staying – all the more so if they have children with them.
On reading the above account my impression is that it may have been a provocation mounted by someone with an ‘alternative’ lifestyle intended to entrap and enrage conservative Christian guests.
If that were so, then the stunt went disaterously awry!
This story could only happen in America.Outsiders can only wonder at what is happening there now such as attempted politically motivated murders of police officers in broad daylight applauded by mobs with the authorties doing nothing.At some point Americas many enemies will realise that there is nothing much to stop them from doing pretty much what they want.A hamstrung Trump or a senile Hindenberg Biden either way the place looks like being totally screwed.
I got to admit the one thing that would make me hightail it the hell out of there would be uncovering the statue of Baphomet hiding behind a dead bird. That’s some serious voodoo stuff. Of course I’ve never rented a AirBnB before either and for very good reason. I just wouldn’t feel comfortable sleeping in a stranger’s home. Having said that, the white supremacy angle is of course risible, these folks were legitimately scared which I don’t blame ’em for but otoh, you’re renting a strange stranger’s home, what do you expect! I don’t blame ’em for leaving but it’s pretty arrogant for them to demand their money back. Hey, you got screwed, it’s your own damn fault, next time get a Holiday Inn.
These occurrences of blacks demanding privileges and accommodations from white people are only going to increase in frequency and scale.
Note: Fox News is so chickenshit that, even when presented with a perfect opportunity to label a crazy black woman a “racist”, they run for cover and hide behind the weasel word “racial” to avoid a direct attack on this woman.
” ‘She then wrote a deeply biased article which placed the white guy as the victim and Black guy as the villain (typical).’ ”
I’m sorry, I know we have different “lived experiences,” Mr. Joseph, but you still live on planet earth, right?
Where can I get a Satan like that? That would be perfect for my temple!
I would have left immediately, too, Frederick… and i was tracking with you pretty much down the line.. but you equate Trump supporters with “white supremacists”? You obviously know nothing about Trump supporters, and you cannot possibly be as informed or wise as you apparently think you are.
What about the millions of Asian, Latino, and Black Trump supporters? Are they white supremacists? Of course not, and neither are the majority of white Trump supporters. You should get out sometime and make an effort to get to know a few outside your normal circle of life. Really. You’ll feel better.
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