Weimerica Weekly – Episode 1 – America Is An Echo Of Weimar Germany

Welcome to Weimerica Weekly Episode 1. The podcast airs every Wednesday.

Weimerica Weekly is a podcast hosted by Ryan Landry that touches on the cultural, political and sexual topics that fill the mindspace of our United States of Weimerica. The politicization of all cultural and social degeneracy is examined with a focus on how it fits together.

Weimerica Weekly is produced by the Hestia Society and distributed by Social Matter.

Related Show Links:

Weimerica ; the parallels between 21st Century America and the Weimar Republic

Love Your Curls” ad for Dove

I Love My Hair” sketch for Sesame Street

I Love Myself” by Hailee Steinfeld

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7 Comments

  1. Great start. I’m looking forward to the rest.

  2. Laguna Beach Fogey November 25, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Awesome. Thank you for this. I appreciate the calm, sober, precise delivery.

  3. Great, thanks Ryan.

    I’ll be a regular listener. I think America is also a lot like the Third Republic; now there’s a juxtaposition.

  4. There was a religious revival in the ’60’s, only it wasn’t a Christian one. The new American religion is worship of the self. Self actualization, be true to yourself, love yourself first, live your dreams, be all you can be, and on and on. Just look at the memes in any woman’s Facebook feed. This religion is taught in our schools, as the self esteem movement. And the greatest sin? Not letting someone do anything they want. Hence, fag marriage. The result of two generations of this? Millenials, and the true zealots: SJW’s.

  5. Dude, I was ten when “She Bop” was released, and even I knew what it was about right away.

  6. Good start, I’ve enjoyed your blog so I look forward to this series. I don’t know what your plans are, but the shorter format is nice. I’m getting drained by 2-2.5 hour podcasts.

  7. Enjoyed the talk. Thank you for doing this. My observations are:

    1) Think you can meet some real working-class and middle-class black folks…like my family! Feel free to reach out if that is ever of any interest to you. (Apropos, perhaps of nothing, I am supporting Trump.)

    2) Also, I don’t think you can reasonably assume that if black Barack Obama was raised by his grandparents that it would have to be singular–grandmother. My grandmother and grandfather were married until their death. Not all of us are single mothers! :) It’s the whole thing Gavin McInnes talks about, “universal” versus the “general,” or something like that. I actually know (of) a black teenaged mom who went on to earn her Phd. And so did the out-of-wedlock kid she had. (Who also became a minister). But she’s obviously all kinds of unusual. I recognize that is not the general case.

    2) Fact check: The poorest of black women do not buy hair weaves. At least not regularly. I know this because I have poor black relatives. They may get a weave for a special occasion, but again it is not a regular thing. It is too expensive. The Indian hair that is preferred for a weave costs approximately $18 an ounce or something now. And you need several ounces for it to look good. With labor, a fairly mediocre weave runs between $175-$250, and a fine one (like what Beyonce wears), can easily run $500-$2500. A decent, non-celebrity one is around $350-$450. No matter what Chris Rock says, this is not in the budget of the woman on welfare or EBT cards. (Even though she would no doubt try to make it work, even if meant not clothing her kids, to do it. The fact is she can’t, at least not regularly). If you go to the ‘hood, you will see that the poor black women have their hair “permed” or “relaxed,” which means “straightened”. Although some may go infrequently to the “beauty shop,” it is more common that they do this at home with a box of lye, packaged nicely as “relaxer.”

    If you go to the beauty shop weekly or bi-weekly, in a neighborhood (not fancy) place, it will cost about $50–much more doable. The ones making a killing on black women’s hair right now are Dominicans (who have similar hair), who charge much less than black women salons, and are putting black women with these traditional “beauty shops” out of business. There was an article on this in an East Coast paper that I read a couple years ago, and I also know it to be true through personal experience. Anyway, it is working-class and middle-class black women who wear weaves. Still does not take away from the fact that black women (of all classes) spend a tremendous amount of money on their hair! Just not on weaves. That’s a myth.

    3) Agree that the Sesame Street video was a bit maudlin. But I still upvoted it because it’s cute. Perhaps I’m part of the problem. But truth be told, it did make me cringe a little. The Sesame Street folks seem to adhere to the tacit assumption–typical of Liberals, who tend to be racist (I call them “Liberacists”)–that since natural black hair is naturally inferior that there must be a PSA on how “cool” it is. A bit of a fail. It’s not like the little black girl with curly hair has some kind of a disability! (By the way, I think you should talk about the desired-for DISABILITY DIVERSITY, as though people should want their kids to be handicapped, like deafness, for example. There was the case of deaf lesbians who used IVF to try to create a deaf child. ). But come on, it’s puppets singing and dancing! I give it a pass.

    The Dove one was just a bit puzzling to me. Seemed cult-y. And I could not place the context. They don’t even bother to explicitly sell their curly-hair care products. Totally think it was something else going on. I don’t know if it is just an “anxiety.” Because if so, why does Dove care? I can see why Sesame Street cares, because after all, they are supposed to be “educational.” But Dove? I guess that’s the whole Weimar Republic idea. Even profit-interested entities are spreading propaganda, virtue-signaling messages.

    4) How did you not mention that black lower-class men who date/impregnate/marry white women, disproportionally choose heavy/fat/obese white women? I think it was Arsenio Hall (or some contemporary) who said the “brother’s” dream is a big-butt, chubby white girl with blonde hair. Looking around the big city where I live, I think that’s true!

    5) I do think black women are being left behind, but the majority due to their attitude(s) rather than their looks, which as you implicitly noted, are becoming more or less normative.

    [Ed. Paragraph breaks added for a modicum of clarity. First and last warning.]

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