This Is What Passes for ‘Satire’ These Days: Illegal Immigrant Barbie

Chuckle, chuckle, oh these witty comedy sites. Take the example of the latest “satire” written by Janet Eve Josselyn for the Points in Case site. Josselyn —who calls Dover, Massachusetts, her home (you should know that Dover is one really white and rich town)— decided to get all “witty” with her “humor” in a piece called “Six New Barbie Dolls That Reflect 21st Century Women.”

Josselyn, who is also the author of Thin Rich Bitches, begins with this:

The Barbie doll is an icon, a role model, and a reflection of women through many decades. Since Barbie’s introduction in 1959, Mattel has repeatedly attempted to modernize Barbie’s fashion and career choices. Once relegated to girlfriend status and domestic housework, Barbie has evolved into a modern woman who has pursued many jobs and professions, such as Architect Barbie and Doctor Barbie. Mattel has not made much effort, however, to bring Barbie into the 21st century. These new Barbie dolls will provide girls with contemporary alternatives to existing Barbie dolls.

After presenting Rehab Barbie, Facebook Barbie, Xbox Barbie and Hot Flash Barbie, this is Josselyn’s fifth entry: Illegal Immigrant Barbie.


Get it? Witty, huh?

That’s New England elitist “wit” for you. It’s as bad as it gets, because you know, when you live in a town with only 78 Latinos, your worldview can get a bit (dare we say it?) racist. (BTW, she closes with Lesbian Barbie… of course she does.)

A complete #NoMames, coming from a Doverite who lists her school as Harvard on her Points in Case bio, but actually went to Colby and then attended the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Design school? As they say in society circles, going to Harvard design school doesn’t count as real Hahvahd.

Yay, elitist and racist humor! So intellectual! So provocative!

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The Talmud must not be regarded as an ordinary work, composed of twelve volumes; it posies absolutely no similarity to any other literary production, but forms, without any figure of speech, a world of its own, which must be judged by its peculiar laws.
The Talmud contains much that is frivolous of which it treats with great gravity and seriousness; it further reflects the various superstitious practices and views of its Persian (Babylonian) birthplace which presume the efficacy of demonical medicines, or magic, incantations, miraculous cures, and interpretations of dreams. It also contains isolated instances of uncharitable “ judgments and decrees against the members of other nations and religions, and finally it favors an incorrect exposition of the scriptures, accepting, as it does, tasteless misrepresentations.

The Babylonian” Talmud is especially distinguished from the Jerusalem or Palestine Talmud by the flights of thought, the penetration of mind, the flashes of genius, which rise and vanish again. It was for this reason that the Babylonian rather than the Jerusalem Talmud became the fundamental possession of the Jewish Race, its life breath, its very soul, nature and mankind, powers and events, were for the Jewish nation insignificant, non- essential, a mere phantom; the only true reality was the Talmud.” (Professor H. Graetz, History of the Jews).
And finally it came Spain’s turn. Persecution had occurred there on “ and off for over a century, and, after 1391, became almost incessant. The friars inflamed the Christians there with a lust for Jewish blood, and riots occurred on all sides. For the Jews it was simply a choice between baptism and death, and many of them submitted to baptism.
But almost always conversion on thee terms was only outward and false. Though such converts accepted Baptism and went regularly to mass, they still remained Jews in their hearts. They were called Marrano, ‘ Accursed Ones,’ and there were perhaps a hundred thousand of them. Often they possessed enormous wealth. Their daughters married into the noblest families, even into the blood royal, and their sons sometimes entered the Church and rose to the highest offices. It is said that even one of the popes was of this Marrano stock.