New York Times – Lawns are Racist


Yes, you read that correctly. Lawns, as in your front or back yard. Apparently, it’s not enough that anyone who represents something other than their agenda is racist. Now, even inanimate objects can be classified as such.

We read a few days ago that the Times was moving on from Russia Russia Russia in blaming Trump to Racism. Apparently this was to set the stage.

 

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The Great American Lawn – The New York Times

According to Botti, the creation of lawns transformed the “pristine wilderness” to “identical rows of manicured nature,” as part of the “colonizing of America.” Furthermore, they were created “on the backs of slaves.”

To give evidence to this, he zooms in on a painting of George Washington who is standing in a field among other men who are cutting grass with scythes. Botti said, “It’s grueling, endless work,” as we can well imagine with such primitive tools.

He continues with the history lesson by saying, “By the 1870s, we also see American culture slowly start to embrace lawns for the privileged masses.” He goes on to explain how it was something for the rich and the powerful. Having a lawn meant you were doing well, a sign that you had ‘arrived,’ so to speak. Everyone wanted one, but few could afford the work that it took to create them.

Botti then cites historian Ted Steinberg by calling lawns the “outdoor expression of ‘50s conformism.” He then shows a vintage film of two women in their yards speaking about why they moved to their current neighborhood. Both say it was to be around other white people only.

However, this implies that their neighborhood and not their lawns are racist. In fact, the word lawn or anything remotely similar in meaning isn’t even mentioned.

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To drive this point home even further, the Times refers to a 2005 NASA report that says there are more lawns in the US than there are irrigated cornfields. They also try to insinuate that more water resources are used to cultivate our yards than is used to ensure our nation has healthy crops.

The Times released a hard-hitting piece talking about how lawn care actually contributes to climate change, pollution and has a history rooted in, you guessed it, slavery.

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31 Responses to “New York Times – Lawns are Racist”

  1. markone1blog Says:

    Regarding the source for this post, is it true that the NYT was the source for the term “NYTwits?”

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  3. hocuspocus13 Says:

    …and that’s why I’m a City Girl

    When you walk out my front door its a cement sidewalk

    No Lawn so I guess I’m not “racist” or something like that

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    • bunkerville Says:

      I have to admit as I got older, the charm of my yard and garden held less appeal…. But then again, you are or will be relegated to public transportation… and good luck with that in the future as all cars are eliminated.

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  4. Kid Says:

    Just occurred to me. What these idiots are trying to do is take away every scrap of American culture so that people become empty vessels to be refilled with whatever these vermin have to fill them with.
    This is what the Marines do correct? Remove everything individual and rebuild the Marine with what they will need to become warriors and survive.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      A while back I posted about Seattle I believe getting rid of single home zoning…. Yep, the old soviet style housing.

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      • Kid Says:

        If you watch enough Russian Driving/Crash videos it becomes obvious that that Russians live in either apartments in huge apartment blocks or rural single family homes that All look like they should be condemned. In the comment sections, a person (who said he worked at an embassy there) once replied to me that those apartments are all effeciency apartments as well. And they like it. The Russians are amazingly propagandized. If you look at comments on RT . com they are always railing on America the Great Satan or The Jews as even worse. They are a messed up people.

        Imagine how their economy would be so much better if they went nutso building single family homes with all the industries that support that. Furniture, Home Depots, on and on. What a messed up country.

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      • bunkerville Says:

        As you said, they want us to get rid of anything that reflects our culture and value and destroy it and make it evil…. Can’t stand it..

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  5. Kid Says:

    By this logic, cotton clothing and all derivatives of cotton are racist. Add in fruit and any other product or service that was provided by slaves in the 17 and 1800’s. Well, I like this reasoning. The stupider and whackier they get, the fewer people will want to fly the progressive flag.

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  6. Laura B Mielcarek Says:

    Insanity in its extreme!

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  7. Mustang Says:

    The good Lord above must have a special place in His heart for stupid people; he made SO many of them—including everyone affiliated with leftist agenda media enterprises (LAME). In the United Kingdom, lawns are referred to as “gardens.” Nearly everyone has a garden; nearly everyone takes pleasure in maintaining these as places of beauty and solitude (something most Brits have the least of …). But here we have lawns and not one time in my entire life (until now) did I observe a beautiful lawn and think about racism. Now I begin to suspect that my black neighbor, who has the most beautiful lawn in the entire neighborhood, must be a damn racist. Now I realize that I must shun this fellow, who until now, I believed to be a good and decent man, because deep down, he’s a dirty, rotten racist.

    By the way, the picture in your post shows a finely dressed woman mowing the lawn with a device that is nearly impossible to push through uncut grass. What kind of buffoon sends his wife out to mow the lawn? Why … a gender bigot or misogynist, that’s who. I say we find out where this property is and send in a dozen or so activists to teach this man a lesson.

    It used to be that local boys could earn a few bucks by mowing lawns in the neighborhood. The way it worked was that the first boy to say, “Want me to cut your lawn, mister?” would usually get the job. No one ever cared about the boy’s skin color. The retort was always, “How much?” Two dollars usually cemented the deal for lawn cutting; trimming and grass removal was a different negotiation.

    Today, the local boys have been taken over by professional landscaping companies. These are very often well-educated men and women who realized that they could make more money “landscaping” than pursuing a vocation more commensurate with their college degrees. So, we call them up on the phone and make an appointment for landscaping. At no time does anyone ask about the racial or ethnic makeup of their company. We don’t care. We just want our lawn cut … and this takes us back to the New York Times, where everyone is a blithering idiot, where everyone is stuck on stupid, and where nearly everyone was born and raised at Lake Woebegone.

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  8. thetinfoilhatsociety Says:

    Ignorance of history is no excuse. The ACTUAL history of lawns goes back to medieval Europe when the great land takings from the peasants began. It was a show of wealth and power to be able to have that much land just lying fallow, for sheep and cattle to graze on, to make decorative gardens on, and not to grow food on. It’s something the elite had, not the average person. The fact that we have lawns now is the same – to show that we don’t have to use every inch of land to grow food. It has nothing to do with skin color and a lot to do with income and class. The fact that so many Americans (and Europeans) are now able to have lawns says a lot about the tipping of the balance between elites and the commoners over the last century. But hey, why bother being honest, it’s so much easier to lie and promote an agenda.

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  9. peter3nj Says:

    Lets not forget shoe shines, dem de bees racist, so bees pancakes – po Aunt Jemima ein how’s about Uncke Ben be cooking rice fo all dem white folk, huh? And haircuts- oops scratch that we all went to Italian barbers.
    For sure though the list is endless….

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    • bunkerville Says:

      It will never end…..almost laughable.

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    • Mustang Says:

      I have availed myself of the shoeshine from time to time. No one can make a pair of shoes look better than a professional shoeshine artist. Now, most of these folks are black and most make damn good money that is never declared on their annual income tax documents. I’m thinking they would prefer to leave things as they are and would not benefit at all by the LAME bringing to light what a great deal they’ve had since the 1870s. By the way, I’ve always doubled the amount paid for these services. If Joe wants $10 for a shoeshine, I’d give him $20. Am I a racist because the shoeshine artist is black? Well, if that’s true, I should stop getting shoeshines, and/or buying food at McDonalds or Burger King, eating pancakes, parking my car at the metro parking garage, or ever again watching the Weather Channel.

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  10. Linda Says:

    Wow, I had no idea. What will they think of next? sigh.

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