Friday, July 31, 2020

Canadian CEO Chiefly Concerned With Political Correctness

            Catherine Roome, erstwhile CEO of Technical Safety BC, “an independent, self-funded Canadian organization that oversees the safe installation and operation of technical systems and equipment across the province [British Columbia],” has renounced her title. According to a post, she lamented systemic racism and praised the Black Lives Matter movement before embarking on a truly spectacular display of virtue-signaling.
She…well, let her speak for herself, as quoted by The Globe and Mail: “As folks who know me well will tell you, I am a stickler for inclusive language. I often interrupt people – board directors, heads of organizations, politicians, and others – if I feel they are using titles for our employees that are outdated. So, to receive constructive feedback on my own use of language made me sit up and take notice. One particularly courageous colleague pointed out that I was using a word in my title, president and chief executive officer, that represents something deeply meaningful to many Indigenous peoples. It is a word that is honored and respected in First Nations culture and conveys a meaning very different to organizational leadership. I have long been a champion for Indigenous rights and reconciliation. Yet I am ashamed to say, the thought had never even occurred to me that the title I proudly held could evoke such a response, or even be viewed as disrespectful to the very reconciliation process that I support.”  She added, “So, upon reflection, I have changed my title within the organization to president and lead executive officer.”
The newly self-appointed LEO is fairly bursting at the seams with delight in her own wokeness, so I hate to point out that I am a stickler for language, too. The word “president” originated from the Latinpraesident,” based on the present participle of praesidEre, ergo a president is an official who presides over a body of people, dictionaries tell us. And “executive” is no better, being derived from the Latin “executivus” past participle stem of exequi, meaning to “follow after; carry out, accomplish.” Moreover, online sources inform us that “lead” is akin to the Old High German “leiten,” meaning to lead. For that matter, “officer” stems from Medieval Latin’s “officiarius” and “officium,” meaning “an officer” and “a duty or service,” respectively.
We can clearly see that Ms. Roome is a fraud. Instead of touting her title as “President and Lead Executive Officer,” every word of which has been appropriated and/or is patently offensive, she should instead consider using the phrase “Premier and Preeminent Controlling Director.” Though, come to think of it, I haven’t checked to see if those words could be harmful in some way, too.
Perhaps we could just call her, “Heap big mucky-muck.”
Perhaps not. 
Hey, you?”

Thursday, July 30, 2020

If The Mainstream Media Of 2020 Had Existed Then...

December 7th, 1941; NBC Radio Network:

“Good evening and welcome to the NBC Nightly News. In an extraordinary demonstration of flying skill and political moxie, a procession of mostly peaceful Japanese pilots overflew Pearl harbor this morning…”

April 13th, 1945; The New York Times:

“American troops liberated Ohrdruf, a so-called German ‘concentration camp’ yesterday, only to discover that the mostly peaceful Nazis apparently occasionally ‘intensified’ their efforts to convince its Jewish guests to comply with certain regulations and mandates.”

June 19, 1963; The Washington Post:

Mostly peaceful Klu Klux Klan members burned down several black Christian churches yesterday and used hound dogs to tree a number of uppity negroes. These atypical actions were precipitated by the general lack of respect afforded to Klan members according to local authorities…and the KKK. Eventually, a Wall of Mothers formed to protect the mostly peaceful Klan members from potential federal intervention.”

September 11th, 2001; MSNBC:

“New York City—and indeed America herself—was taken aback earlier today when a number of mostly peaceful Muslim jihadists flew hijacked passenger planes into the World Trade Center towers, potentially killing thousands of innocent men, women and children. The question on everyone’s mind is ‘how did the United States bring this on itself?’ or ‘how did George W. Bush and the Republicans manage to force so many members of the Religion of Peace into such bold and hurtful actions?’”

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Black And White

 I’m no longer amused by the war on all things “white.” The use of the word itself has come under attack by some progressive extremists of late.  For example, the Associated Press recently announced that it would capitalize “black” whenever it is used in the context of race and culture but will not do the same with the word “white.”  Numerous other news outlets have joined them.

 Ironically, “white privilege” is the term used to tar all things white with the same brush. Snow white, pure white, the Great White Way, white collar, white knight, White Christmas, etc., etc., are all terms used to support the notion that the word white has a deliberately superior, non-inclusive connotation.

 That is a white lie.

Actually, it is a bald-faced lie. And I can prove it.

 I am personally offended by the use of the term “white as a sheet,” indicating someone who is scared silly. “White knuckle” is another term used to describe someone who is scared and fearful. The term “White feather” also denotes a symbol of cowardliness. Detect a trend here? Why is the universally recognized symbol of surrender a white flag?

“White-collar crime” infers that anyone with a desk job or managerial position is likely to be a crook.  And men in white coats come to take the mentally unstable to white rooms. How insensitive is that? “Whitewash” means to cover up, to hide something, typically an indiscretion or illegality. “White elephant?” That is usually used to refer to a possession unwanted but difficult to dispose of. And “white trash?” Really? Hate speech if ever there was such a thing. “White as a ghost” is not a term of endearment, either. Neither is “white around the gills,” meaning someone who is experiencing fear and nausea and/or is near death. “White man’s disease” is a term casually and cruelly used to mock and shame white athletes who cannot jump particularly high. To “bleed someone white” means to strip them of their money and render them poor.

That someone would have been “in the black”-- meaning well off, in good shape, financially healthy-- prior to being bled white. Probably even attended “black-tie affairs,” fancy, swanky gatherings of beautiful people.

I could go on and on, but, suffice it to say, Black words matter.

White ones do, too.


Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Biden: Nurses Blew In My Nostrils

              Democratic presidential nominee and basement dweller Joe Biden recently participated in a virtual town hall organized by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) during which he called President Trump a “racist” and regaled virtual attendees with a story of his stay at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in 1988, where he underwent a microsurgical craniotomy to alleviate an aneurysm. The Silver Fox said, “I had a nurse at, uh, nurses at Walter Reed hospital who would bend down and whisper in my ear, and they’d go home and get me pillows. They would make sure… they’d actually…probably nothin’ ever taught in, uh, you can’t do it in a COVID time…they’d actually… breathe in my nostrils to make me move, to get…get me movin’.”
              Online videos reveal that, as Biden was “recollecting” this story, what I assume to be a nurse and member of the SEIU shared a split screen with him, keeping a poker face and occasionally mumbling something like “mmhmm” or “wow.” It is amazing that she just stood there and listened to the bizarre and preposterous tale without either questioning Biden or laughing out loud.
              Mouth-to-nose resuscitation is not now, nor was it ever, a medical practice. It is as yet unclear whether Biden made the story up out of whole cloth for some reason, or actually believes it occurred. Perhaps he conflated the story of his inflation with another life event. Where, exactly, did the nurses blow him, if indeed they blew him at all? Many of Biden’s anecdotes are of the “tall tales” variety. If his nose wasn’t blown into, it should be growing. Several of his accounts would earn “four pinocchios” from any reputable fact-checker for their blatant bogusness. Much of the time no one nose knows what he is talking about.
              If Biden is ever to leave his basement to engage the American people, or attempt to debate President Trump, it might be best-- for him-- if someone did blow into his nostrils…to get him movin’ again.
              If anyone ever needed to be reanimated, it is Joe Biden. If he isn’t somehow revitalized, revived and restored, Democratic-Socialists will attempt to carry him across the electoral finish line in Weekend at Bernie’s fashion. Sadly enough, given the current state of the political union, a Weekend at Biden’s ruse might actually work.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Minneapolis Reallocates Money From Police To "Civilian Patrol Groups"

The Minneapolis City Council Budget Committee has approved taking $500,000 from the police budget and transferring it to the Office of Violence Prevention to help pay for civilian safety patrols. That sounds reasonable. I mean, what could go wrong if a city suddenly rife with violent crime reallocates half a million dollars from trained, well-equipped police officers to Sierra Club, PETA and Emily’s List members?
A paid consultant with the Office of Violence Prevention told a local television station that he’s been asked to put together a plan to implement the patrols. Jamil Jackson said his proposal would consist of having 100 civilians on patrol in the city, split into five 20-person groups, two on the north side of the city, two on the south side, and one in the downtown area. Jackson noted that “those locations are not finalized yet, those are just proposals,” and added, "This is to hire men to engage in the community and patrol our community but also help by bringing in resources that allow these youth to have something to do other than what they are doing now." Such as looting and burning stores. Perhaps they could look for a job.
Bob Kroll, president of the Minneapolis Police Federation, told the station he would like to know more details about the civilian patrols. A spokesperson for Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said the chief was unavailable for comment and that, in any case, it "would not be appropriate to comment at this time." We can easily guess what that comment might be.
Jackson says the civilian patrols will not be doing any police work and will not be armed. He further stated that they will not be out in the community fighting crime. That is surely comforting to Minneapolis residents. He added, “We are not going to be out there shooting things up. If there is something happening, and a crime is being committed we will call police and report that kind of activity.”
That is truly mind-boggling. The city is going to take a large sum of money from its police force and give it to people who will…summon the police when they see a crime being committed? Yes, let’s hire a group of ill-equipped middlemen to wander around town, pay them with funds that otherwise would’ve gone to the police, and have them call…the police…if they spot a crime. That way, we can reduce efficiency while inflating response times for emergencies. Brilliant! Only progressive government could come up with a plan like that.
“911? I’d like to report an ongoing case of felony stupidity…”

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Erasing America

We are being told that white people are racist, inherently so. And that there is nothing they can do about it. We are also being told that black people can’t be racist, period. Think about this. We are being told that one group of people is racist-- and another isn’t-- due entirely to the color of their skin! What could possibly be more racist than that?!
This would be an amusing Babylon Bee spoof… yet it is real and happening all around us every day. But, sadly, there is more. Ever so much more. People who wish to peacefully attend one party’s political rally are called selfish monsters, those who loot stores and burn down buildings are deemed heroic. Conservatives have been chased off nearly every campus in the country for years. Outright institutional bias against them is now being sanctioned and codified. Even more chillingly, Big Tech companies are ever more eager to harass, shadow ban, demonetize and silence those with traditional beliefs. Those in the mainstream media air only what fits their remarkably narrow agenda and edit audio and video in a deliberate attempt to make conservatives look bad. They even outright lie when they feel it is “necessary.” Their whitewashing and laundering of any misdeeds by those who support their agenda now borders on the breathtaking. They no longer bother even to hide their contempt for those who differ with their cultural and political world view.
Christians are routinely mocked, their religious icons besmirched and now even vandalized by those on the left. Recently, statues of nearly every famous American have been defaced, vandalized, moved or destroyed. First the Marxist mob came for the low-hanging fruit, Confederate generals and those clearly associated with slavery. But blood lust is not easily sated, and soon they assaulted monuments to those with tenuous connections to slavery, racism or the Confederacy. And then they went after those who had no connections to them, those who had, in fact, literally fought against them. Statues of Abraham Lincoln, the man who was assassinated as a result of his unshakable opposition to the Confederacy’s actions and his Proclamation freeing the slaves, were targeted. And of Ulysses S. Grant, the one general who Lincoln could trust to successfully prosecute the war against those who embraced slavery. A man who not only won that war, but aggressively pursued the Ku Klux Klan. A man who freed the one slave he was given and who was eulogized by Frederick Douglas. A man who, as president, worked tirelessly to protect the civil rights of newly freed black slaves.
This orgy of destruction even migrated to Europe and swallowed up a statue of Winston Churchill, who stood alone in the West against Hitler’s Third Reich for many agonizing months. It has consumed a statue of Father Junipero Serra, a Roman Catholic priest and friar of the Franciscan Order who founded the first nine of 21 Spanish missions in California. (Fr. Serra was canonized in 2015 by Pope Francis I, the first saint to be canonized in the United States.) The mob is ruthless, insatiable. But it is anything but invincible. All it takes to stop it is the will to do so. Sadly, that will is nowhere to be found. At least as of yet. So, it marches on, defacing and destroying everything in its path, as the left always does. St. John’s Episcopal Church, the World War II Memorial and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution.
To sum up, America and its history are being marginalized. All those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, who gave the last full measure of devotion have been marginalized. The silent majority is being marginalized…and had better find its voice soon, or it will never be able to do so.
“Marginalized?” Marginalized?! Americans with traditional values-- particularly straight, white, conservative Christian males-- are being subjected to marginalization on steroids. They are now the least favored and protected group in the nation and are routinely denied a forum, silenced, shunned, mocked…marginalized.

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Mainstream Media (America's Enemy): A Tale Of Two Speeches

Barack Obama/Joe Biden/Hillary Clinton/Elizabeth Warren/Andrew Cuomo/AOC, etc., etc.:

“If you own a business, you didn’t do it. We have to be careful of supporters of Donald trump, half of whom I say are in a basket of deplorables. You know, they cling to their God and their guns. Far-right radical skinhead white supremacists are the biggest threat to this country.”

NYT/Washington Post/CNN/MSNBC, et. al.: “In a magnificent, soaring speech, pleading for togetherness, seeking to heal and unify this country, Obama [or fill-in-the-blank progressive Democrat] masterfully showed who is who and what must be done. This sent thrills up the legs of many in attendance—and indeed of those listening around the world.”

President Trump:

 “There is nothing we cannot do, nothing we cannot achieve, if we recognize our history and our calling. After all, we are Americans, no matter what race, ethnicity, sex or origin. This great nation of ours has produced people like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglas, Jackie Robinson, Harriet Tubman, Dr. Martin Luther King and Muhammed Ali."

NYT/Washington Post/CNN/MSNBC, et. al.: “In a dark and divisive speech, President Trump pushed racial hatred and intolerance, lauded white supremacy and desperately tried to hide his grave mishandling of the coronavirus which has led to the tragic death of millions of Americans, nearly all of them people of color, whom he obviously and openly despises.”


“Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. Drive safe. God bless you and God bless the United States of America.”

New York Times/Washington Post/CNN/MSNBC, et. al.: “In an eloquent, soaring speech, fairly dripping with good will, the president thanked those in the massive crowd for coming, taking the time to personally recognize their individual genders, and extending heartfelt wishes for their safe travels and future blessings. A glorious speech, appealing to the better angels in our nature.”


“Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. Drive safe. God bless you and God bless the United States of America.”

New York Times/Washington Post/CNN/MSNBC, et. al.: “In a dark, divisive and remarkably tone-deaf address, the down-on-his-luck and increasingly desperate President Trump chose to cling to traditional white, patriarchal jargon, totally excluding members of the LGBTQIIA+ community when thanking “ladies and gentlemen” for attending his diatribe against humanity. He then disingenuously purported to wish those few in attendance well by saying “drive safe,” utterly dismissing any who may have walked, biked or taken public transportation. This deliberate slander was, of course, especially hurtful to those who didn’t pass their driver’s exams, which we know are specifically designed to prevent peoples of color from obtaining a license to operate a motor vehicle. In closing, The Divider-in-Chief, in characteristic hyper-Christian fashion, invoked a non-existent ‘God’ (giggle) in a misguided attempt to praise and bless his supporters and the Whites Only Need Apply Nation of which he is apparently so proud. Moreover, he refused to wear a facial mask while speaking and cowardly avoided the opportunity to talk about the devastating effects of the Trump Virus, or COVID-19 if you prefer, and his many—and glaring—mistakes in dealing with it.”

Friday, July 24, 2020

People Being "Cancelled" For Supporting President Trump

              Professors are being let go and people are losing their jobs for openly supporting President Trump, praising America or not giving full-throated support to the Black Lives Matter Marxist-terrorist group/movement. Conservatives are being silenced, shadow-banned, demonetized and cancelled outright at unprecedented rates. And now Democratic politicians are joining with leftists on anti-social media to boycott Goya, a Hispanic-owned food-manufacturer, after the company’s CEO dared to praise President Donald Trump following a recent roundtable discussion for Hispanic businesses and leaders. During a speech in the White House Rose Garden, Goya’s CEO Robert Unanue stated, "We're all truly blessed at the same time to have a leader like President Trump, who is a builder. We have an incredible builder. And we pray. We pray for our leadership, our president, and we pray for our country — that we will continue to prosper and grow."
              Unanue, a Spanish-American himself, apparently enraged many with his heartfelt remarks, including high-profile Democrats and assorted other anarcho-Marxists, who are now vowing to boycott all products from the minority-owned company that was founded by Spanish immigrants in 1936. In fact, later on the same day that Unanue praised Trump for being “a builder” and hoped that his country would “continue to prosper and grow,” #BoycottGoya and #Goyaway were the top trending phrases on Twitter. Democratic Socialist airhead Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) was so incensed by her fellow Hispanic’s fondness for his president and country she took to Twitter to tweet, “Oh look, it’s the sound of me Googling ‘how to make your own Adobo,’” a snarky reference to boycotting one of Goya’s products.
              Wander off the Democrat Reservation even a little bit and you will be punished, soundly thrashed, mocked, boycotted and cancelled. The number of those being physically assaulted for simply wearing a “MAGA” hat or other pro-Trump attire is legion. Now those who openly declare support for the president are being targeted and threatened (by the self-proclaimed most tolerant people on Earth). This has never happened before in American history, at least to this extent. If someone discovers your husband/son/uncle/second cousin has a Facebook post lauding Trump or criticizing the BLM movement, you may lose your job.
              People who lived through similar purges and thought-cleansing in countries such as the former Soviet Union, Romania, Cuba, and now Venezuela, are warning us that what is happening in the U.S. now looks and feels eerily similar to what they saw then. It is only a matter of time, and think how fast things have changed with the COVID-19 pandemic and the street riots in most major cities, until those who voted for Trump—or others unsanctioned by The Swamp and The Mob—are sent to re-education camps or are “disappeared” entirely, never to resurface.
              Fortunately, the #BoycottGoya campaign appears to have backfired, with many conservatives making a point of buying Goya products in bulk. We shall see, come this November 3rd, if the “silent majority” is actually a majority, and if it can keep the country from being effectively erased, at least for another four years.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Anti-Natalists Say It Is Best Not To Be

There are some strange philosophies out there. Always have been. But perhaps none as bizarre as “anti-natalism.” Anti-natalists believe that life is a harm and an imposition, human existence is totally pointless, and no one should procreate. I will admit that, when I’m listening to AOC or Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for example, life can appear pointless at times. However, the feeling quickly passes, and I wouldn’t recommend inviting many anti-natalists to your next party.  

Sadly, this anti-life “philosophy” appears to be gaining mainstream acceptance. Last February, a 27-year-old man from Mumbai named Raphael Samuel announced he had plans to sue his parents for bringing him into the world, because he believes it is wrong to bring new people into the world without their consent. Since it is impossible for one to give one’s consent unless one is already alive, to anti-natalists like Samuel, this means that no one should ever be born. (By the way, wouldn’t this line of reasoning mean that parents should get their offspring’s consent before aborting them, as well, no matter the other aspects of their belief?).

According to anti-natalists, the question of whether to have a child is not just a personal one, but an ethical one, and the correct answer is always no, rendering the question no question at all. This makes them the ultimate, perfected leftists/progressives. There is—or should be—no free will! Or human beings! Wouldn’t that be a Godsend to our Mother Earth?! (Except that She wouldn’t be our mother in that case, and there is no God according to many on the left).

Though differing from them in degree, anti-natalists join abortion-rights activists and a growing number of climate change alarmists in essentially touting the “right not to be born.” Combined with the right to die movement and population doomsayers, they comprise a culture of death—and an illogically large group of people who don’t think there should be… nearly as many other people. (Or, as the writer P.J. O’Rourke titled one chapter in his book All the Trouble in The World, “Just Enough of Me, Way, Way Too Many of You). Consider: if you are an anti-natalist and still yammering (i.e. alive), you are a fraud.

Of course, there is also the group Zero Population Growth, one of whose members founded the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement ((VHEMT) with the lofty goal of “phasing out the human race by voluntarily ceasing to breed,” or so states the group’s website. Hey, at least it’s voluntarily!

Anti-natalists are not to be confused with “denatalists.” The latter group only opposes procreation in certain circumstances, such as between people with genetic disabilities that would likely be passed on to their offspring. Still, this sounds a bit too Third Reich-ish for my liking. Anti-natalists are opposed to any and all births, period. They rightly believe that all life involves at least some suffering, therefore bringing life into the world guarantees the introduction of at least some pain or harm. From that, however, they extrapolate that it is best not to bring any life into the world. They say, since it is obviously too late to prevent our own miserable existence, the least we can do is to prevent the existence of potential future beings. How magnanimous of us.

Died-in-the-wool anti-natalists, the true believers, think their “values” apply not only to humans but to all sentient beings. David Benatar is the author of a book titled, “Better Never to Have Been: The Harm of Coming into Existence.” He wrote, “It would be better if humans (and other species) became extinct.” This belief is apparently why most anti-natalists are vegans. That said, momentary pain aside, wouldn’t it be better if anti-natalists put “other sentient beings” out of their misery by killing and eating them? Wouldn’t they be doing them a service? Anti-natalists say that “living things can be harmed, non-living things cannot be harmed, therefore it’s best if there are no living things.” It would be best if there were no plants then, either, Vegans. After all, some people claim plants can feel pain, too, and they do respond to various stimuli.

To recap, anti-natalists think the best-case scenario is a complete lack of life, a permanent state of non-consciousness. An empty universe. An infinite void. If, in fact, there has to be a universe, or a void, at all.

Benatar, a South African philosopher and academic, goes even further. He avers that both life and death are, for the most part, awful. He says that together they constitute “an existential vise—the wretched grip that enforces our predicament.” Therefore, he argues, it’s better not to enter into the predicament in the first place. A couple of questions for Benatar: does he remember what it was like before he was born? Maybe that was awful, too. Moreover, since he assumedly hasn’t died yet, how does he know the afterlife is nothing to write home about? Is it possible his progressive bitterness and disdain for life—his anti-natalism itself—makes him feel life is more painful and unrewarding than it otherwise would be?

His statement reminds me of a quote from Woody Allen: “More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.” (To Benatar, that choice is an easy one: head towards extinction).

Mankind does face a crossroads. One path leads to darkness, privation and totalitarianism. That path is marked by despair and utter hopelessness. And we well know how to get there. We take the same path that the U.S.S.R., North Korea, Cuba and Venezuela took. The path that the Democratic-Socialists are beckoning us to go down now.

The other path? This path reconnects us with our founding principles. Limited government of, by, and for, the people. Free markets. Natural Law. The Declaration of Independence states: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Life. Happiness. Speaking of the Creator, Genesis tells us: “God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God He created them; male and female He created them. God blessed them and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.’”

God is the ultimate pro-natalist. But what does He know? He’s not an academic.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

President Trump Discovers Cure For Coronavirus?

August 13, 2020

Announcement: 100% Effective COVID-19 Vaccine Created by President Trump Himself to Be Available Immediately

New York Times reaction: “The president is obviously trying to leverage his office and name recognition in a shameless attempt to make an obscene amount of money off of the new vaccine he has allegedly invented…”

Washington Post reaction: “Anonymous sources say the so-called ‘Trump Vaccine’ may have terrible side-effects, the worst of which could even lead to his re-election…”

MSNBC reaction: “Some say the president is calling his drug the ‘Anti-Wuhan Flu Vaccine,’ a darkly xenophobic way of lording his alleged discovery over China. Insiders claim Trump even wants to make certain Americans get first crack at the vaccine, and to hell with everybody else.”

CNN reaction: “Experts now say the supposed ‘cure’ could be more dangerous than the disease and note that adverse reactions to the drug will be far more common—and pronounced—among the LGBTQ community and peoples of color.”

Blue State governors’ reaction: “Health officials stress that this alleged breakthrough is in no way license for people to quit wearing facial masks and to cease observing social distancing rules. In fact, they say even more stringent measures may well be needed to prevent new and worse diseases from suddenly arising and taking hold amongst our citizens, spawning an even deadlier pandemic.”

Nancy Pelosi’s reaction: “Well, just when you think President…er…uh…Trump can’t get any more sinister and divisive, he does something like this. This is nothing more than an obvious attempt to get people to attend his little rallies and think that it’s okay that the Republican National Convention is held as usual. And he really wants to, you know, seduce people into going to their polling places come November 3rd instead of being safe and responsible and voting by email…er…uh…mail. This is nothing more than a way for him to further divide the country. It’s a shocking display of…uh…selfishness and mean-spiritedness.”

Jimmy Kimmel/Jimmy Fallon/Stephen Colbert, etc., etc. reaction: “I mean…this guy…what a clown, what a puke! Am I right?! Vaccinate this, pal!” (Hearty laughter)

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Teacher Fired For Saying "Trump Is Our President"

              Walled Lake, Michigan, school district officials fired Justin Kucera, a popular high school social studies teacher and varsity baseball coach, after he noted that “Trump is our president” on social media. Kucera recently tweeted, “I’m done being silent. @realDonaldTrump is our president,” and was subsequently hauled into a closed-door meeting at which he was given an ultimatum: resign or be fired. Kucera had indicated that he looked favorably on President Trump’s call to reopen schools. He stated: “I was required to meet with human resources, the superintendent, and my principal. They initially took my statement on why I tweeted those tweets and they told me they would have a decision about my future employment in the upcoming days. When they completed the meeting, I was told I had the option to either be fired or resign.”

              Kucera said his comment was intended to unify, not divide, and students and parents alike said Kucera never brought politics into the classroom. One parent labeled Kucera “an apolitical figure.” He added: “Justin coached my son his entire high school career and also was his AP History teacher and student leadership teacher for two years. He always tried to stay right down the middle, avoid political conversations, and let the students make their own call based on their own life experiences.” (No wonder they axed him. If you don’t tow the mob’s Marxist line, you are persona non grata. “How are we going to make sure the kids do what we want and vote the right way if we don’t tell them how to think?”)

              Of course, other Walled Lake teachers have routinely expressed their political views without experiencing any repercussions. One encouraged her students to read an article about “how to beat Trump,” while another —still employed— once called Trump a “sociopath” on Facebook.

              Such is the state of our union today: stating a simple truth can get one fired. Shadow-banned. Censored. Erased. Cancelled. Be cognizant of that sad fact before you recklessly state that “the U.S. has a bicameral legislature,” “the Electoral College selects the president,” or “the United States essentially has a two-party political system.” The latter claim is in doubt now, anyway, whereas the former two may not be the case much longer…largely because the latter claim is in doubt now.

              It has become truly dangerous to risk saying anything that isn’t specifically approved by the “progressive” (leftist) thought police.

              “Water is wet.” There, I said it. If this blogsite disappears tomorrow, you’ll know why.


H/T- The Washington Free Beacon

Monday, July 20, 2020

NFL Planning To Play "Black National Anthem" Prior To Week One Games

The NFL is planning to have “Lift Ev’ry Voice And Sing,” more commonly known as the Black National Anthem, played or performed before all of its first week games this season, the ever so woke sports network ESPN gleefully reported recently. The network cited a source supposedly familiar with the plans and said that the song will be played prior to “The Star-Spangled Banner.” ESPN added that the league is considering putting the names of victims of police brutality on player uniforms. In days of yore, national anthems were explicitly a vehicle to unite a nation’s people through their shared history and pride in their country.

There is as of yet no word on if and when the league plans to play the “Yellow,” “Brown,” or “Red” National Anthems. Nor has the NFL announced plans to play “National Anthems” of atheists, pangenders, Catholics, bisexual mulatto transvestites, or of middle-class agnostics who were born on Tuesday afternoons during the month of May. These oversights, too, must be redressed if the nation is to finally live up to its erstwhile promise. Right?

A question for you, though, one I haven’t seen elsewhere. What would happen if I, or any players, took a knee during the Black National Anthem? Would I/we be considered principled and courageous, or would we be excommunicated from the Church of Woke, shunned and vilified? Or worse? Why?

Land of the free? Home of the brave?

Sunday, July 19, 2020

School Board Member Threatens To Shoot Anyone Maskless

              Selinsgrove Area School District (Pennsylvania) board member Jennifer Rager-Kay recently resigned after she utilized a Facebook post to threaten to shoot anyone not wearing a face mask who got withing six feet of her or her family. reported that Rager-Kay was prompted to make the post after seeing a photo of anti-COVID lockdown protesters in the state capital of Harrisburg recently.

              Rager-Kay is a doctor who ran unsuccessfully as a Democrat for an open state House seat last year. She wrote: “I find it interesting that the largest group of the participants in the anti-lockdown protest and refusing to wear masks in public as they see it as a violation of their constitutional rights are among those against a form of gun regulations.” That’s odd, as these positions are perfectly consistent. The protesters of whom she is referencing correctly believe that the government does not have a constitutional right to make them stay in their homes, cover their faces or arbitrarily interfere with their Second Amendment protections.

              So, naturally, she added: “As a concerned carry-permitted gun owner, if you refuse to wear a mask and try to come within 6 feet of me or my family, I will exercise the same constitutional rights to shoot you.” Ms. Rager-Kay, the constitutional right is “to keep and bear Arms,” not to shoot people who don’t wear masks and/or who come near you. This is anything but a subtle difference.

              Rager-Kay eventually—and temporarily—issued a semi-apology: “As a wife, mother and physician, it is my job and responsibility to ‘do no harm’ and the constant barrage of protests and defiance to public health reached a boiling point for me, thus the reason for my overly dramatic and exaggerated post. My words demonstrated how constitutional rights can be misinterpreted, and were meant to serve as an example of extremism.” Ironically, her words certainly did demonstrate how constitutional rights can be misinterpreted…by Rager-Kay herself. Her “apology” referred to those who decline to wear masks as “bioterrorists.” Like most on the left, she doesn’t like those peaceably protesting stupefying government overreach and the capricious taking of people’s freedoms, but probably is sympathetic to those “protesters” in Minneapolis who burned and looted countless businesses and cars, and generally went around breaking everything they didn’t steal.

              The good doctor responded to those calling for her resignation by taking to Facebook again, noting: “My post was described as hateful, but hateful suggests a lack of love. And to me, lack of love is demonstrated by refusing to wear a mask out of love for those you encounter.” Like the “lack of love” demonstrated by those whom you threaten to shoot. Amazing. She also wrote: “And if I must serve as the scapegoat to call attention to the extreme level of hatred and ignorance that exists and continues to pervade our community in attempt for reconciliation, I will gladly accept that burden. I can only apologize to those who have supported me and may share in my disappointment.” She’s a martyr! Ms. Misunderstood, taking one for the team, so to speak. (But not a bullet, that she reserves for facemask deniers.)

Rager-Kay succeeded in calling attention to the “extreme level of hatred and ignorance that exists.” Not in the way in which she intended, but by threatening to shoot those she ignorantly deemed haters and ignoramuses for demurring to wear facial masks.

One last dose of irony and humor: the story notes that Rager-Kay’s Facebook page, which she has apparently taken down, included a very recent photo of “a parade of fire equipment” gathered for her son’s birthday, showing a firefighter giving her son a gift. Neither of them is wearing a mask.

Hope that gift wasn’t the coronavirus, but at least no one was shot.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Darkness At Noon Now Upon Us

              Professors are being let go and people are losing their jobs for openly supporting President Trump, praising America or not giving full-throated support to the Black Lives Matter Marxist-terrorist group. Conservatives are being silenced, shadow-banned, demonetized and cancelled outright at unprecedented rates. And now Democratic politicians are joining with leftists on anti-social media to boycott Goya, a Hispanic-owned food-manufacturer, after the company’s CEO dared to praise President Donald Trump following a recent roundtable discussion for Hispanic businesses and leaders. During a speech in the White House Rose Garden, Goya’s CEO Robert Unanue stated, "We're all truly blessed at the same time to have a leader like President Trump, who is a builder. We have an incredible builder. And we pray. We pray for our leadership, our president, and we pray for our country — that we will continue to prosper and grow." What a monster.

              Unanue, a Spanish-American himself, apparently enraged many with his heartfelt remarks, including high-profile Democrats and assorted other anarcho-Marxists, who are now vowing to boycott all products from the minority-owned company that was founded by Spanish immigrants in 1936. In fact, later on the same day that Unanue praised Trump for being “a builder” and hoped that his country would “continue to prosper and grow,” #BoycottGoya and #Goyaway were the top trending phrases on Twitter. Democratic Socialist airhead Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) was so incensed by her fellow Hispanic’s fondness for his president and country she took to Twitter to tweet, “Oh look, it’s the sound of me Googling ‘how to make your own Adobo,’” a snarky reference to boycotting one of Goya’s products.

              Wander off the Democrat Reservation even a little bit and you will be punished, soundly thrashed, mocked, boycotted and cancelled. The number of those being physically assaulted for simply wearing a “MAGA” hat or other pro-Trump attire is legion. Now those who openly declare support for the president are being targeted and threatened (by the self-proclaimed most tolerant people on Earth). This has never happened before in American history, at least to this extent. If someone discovers your husband/son/uncle/second cousin has a Facebook post lauding Trump or criticizing the BLM movement, you may lose your job.

              People who lived through similar purges and thought-cleansing in countries such as the former Soviet Union, Romania, Cuba, and now Venezuela, are warning us that what is happening in the U.S. now looks and feels eerily similar to what they saw then. It is only a matter of time, and think how fast things have changed with the COVID-19 pandemic and the street riots in most major cities, until those who voted for Trump—or others unsanctioned by The Swamp and The Mob—are sent to re-education camps or are “disappeared” entirely, never to re-surface.

              1984, Animal Farm, Darkness at Noon, Brave New World, Atlas Shrugged. We are living them all now. But, don’t worry, these books will all be banned soon.

Friday, July 17, 2020

Speaker Pelosi Blames Russia's Annexation Of Crimea On Republicans

               Speaker of the House of Hades Nancy Pelosi (D-bag; Calif.) recently blamed Russia’s annexation of Crimea on Republicans, a bit of a stretch since Democratic President Barack Obama and then Vice President-- and current Democratic presidential candidate-- Joe Biden were running the country at the time…and had been for six years. Pelosi got so carried away blaming President Trump and Republicans for doing too little to counter Russian aggression that she apparently forgot all about the Obama administration’s extreme appeasement of Putin and the fact that Russia annexed Crimea in 2014… midway through Obama’s second term.

              Speaker Pelosi told MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace: “You just described, not only for the president, but the Republicans in Congress, dereliction of duty. Undermining our own elections, undermining our commitment to NATO, giving away the store, the base, in Syria. The list goes on and on.” Her dander up, bit in her teeth, she added, “Ignoring the annexation of Crimea, the invasion of eastern Ukraine. The list goes on and on.” As does Pelosi. In reality, Pelosi is guilty of dereliction of duty, as she has steadfastly refused to come to work and do her job, preferring instead to sit the pandemic out and stay home, occasionally giving tours of her $24,000 freezer and its vast stores of designer ice cream. In point of fact, it is Democrats who have undermined “our own elections,” which in their case translates to “deliberately cheated.”

              There is no doubt, had the California Cadaver had more time, she would have blamed Trump and the Republicans for the Cuban Missile Crisis, getting the U.S. into World Wars I & II, slavery, and the inception of the Ku Klux Klan. Oh, and the Spanish Flu. After all, she’s already blamed them for the Wuhan Flu COVID-19.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says Looters Might Be Seeking Bread

              Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Dumbass- N.Y.) recently tried to link the dramatic increase of violent crime in New York to unemployment…and the police department. At a town hall event the Mindless One stated: “Do we think this has to do with the fact that there’s record unemployment in the United States right now? Maybe this has to do with the fact that people aren’t paying their rent and are scared to pay their rent. And so they go out and they need to feed their child and they don’t have money. So, you maybe have to — they’re put in a position where they feel like they either need to shoplift some bread or go hungry that night.”

              This is mind-boggling idiocy. Looters and thieves aren’t touching food, they are taking high-end televisions and electronics, designer clothing and Gucci handbags. And unemployment and non-existent hunger certainly don’t account for the surge in beatings, murders and overall street violence. Children as young as one-year-old have been shot and killed lately, pregnant women accosted and strollers overturned. Even statues of the Virgin Mary have been defaced. This is not hunger, it is evil.

              The uptick in violence has, however, paralleled the push to defund the police. Mayor de Blasio has pledged to cut over one billion dollars from the NYPD. A plainclothes unit has already been disbanded. Morale is at an all-time low. Many cops are calling in sick, many more are leaving the force altogether.

              One of the reasons progressives want to erase history is because it proves them wrong. In every case. New York in the 1970s and 1980s was a dirty, dangerous city. In 1990, the city experienced a staggering 2,245 murders. Then Mayor Rudy Giuliani came in and significantly increased the number of cops, established proactive “broken window” policing and oversaw a miraculous decline in homicides…and lesser crimes, as well. The number of murders stayed low until this year, when timid, incompetent leadership merged with the BLM/Antifa/Marxist/anarchist riots to supercharge crime.

              Ocasio-Cortez’ comical contention that hunger might be responsible for the sudden and dramatic increase in carnage on the streets of New York City lead me to wonder what excuses she might have conjured up about other historic tragedies.

              AOC on the South seceding from the Union: “I think maybe they just, like, felt marginalized by the North’s industrial might, and were afraid that the Union would, like, ban the sale and consumption of grits and cornbread.”

              AOC on the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor: “Do we think that this has to do with the fact that American’s were greedily consuming far more calories than the average Japanese person was, like, on an annual basis?  Also, Americans’ racism and bigotry stunted the sale of Japanese chopsticks and sake, so the Japanese were maybe put into a position where they felt like they had to do something or go hungry at night.”

              AOC on the Holocaust: “Maybe the Germans, like, just didn’t want to see their cuisine overwhelmed by kosher food and their steel helmets replaced by yarmulkes. Maybe they were afraid that Octoberfest would be replaced by, like, Yom Kippur…or whatever.”

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Burger King To Reduce Methane Content In Its Cows Farts

            Fast food behemoth Burger King recently announced that it is modifying the diet of some of the cows it raises to make burgers in order to help reduce global warming. The company issued a statement proudly announcing that, by adding 100 grams of dried lemongrass leaves to the bovine’s daily feed, a reduction of up to 33% in methane emissions was achieved during the last three to four months of the cows’ lives. It touted the fact that it had worked with researchers from universities in Mexico and California in creating the new cattle menu and noted, “The good news is that this reduction was powered by a natural plant that grows from Mexico to India.”

Burger King further enhanced its virtue-signaling by proclaiming that it is offering its secret “Cows Menu Formula” free—absolutely free-- to every beef and cattle producer in the world. The statement read: "Burger King recognizes that global beef production and consumption have considerable climate impact. But we equally know that farmers and ranchers around the world care deeply for their land and their animals. By working together and getting the whole industry to adopt the open source formula, we can potentially reduce methane emissions.” The "reduced methane emissions beef" is set to be available for customers at a few select Burger King locations in Miami, New York, Austin, Los Angeles, and Portland beginning in mid-July. Nice try, but will it help? Apparently, what this country—and the planet—really needs are federally-mandated bovine emissions standards.

BK was so proud of its work to stymy climate change that it released a song about the breakthrough. It features children singing about its new initiative: "When cows fart and burp and splatter, well it ain't no laughing matter. They're releasing methane every time they do, and that methane from their rear goes up to the atmosphere and pollutes our planet warming me and you.” I smell a Grammy. Or maybe it’s a fanny.

              According to the EPA, the agricultural sector of the economy is responsible for roughly 9% of all greenhouse gas emissions in the United States and methane from livestock comprises about a quarter of the emissions from the sector. Therefore, and follow me closely here, the equation to determine the maximum potential percent reduction in greenhouse gases due to Burger King’s actions is: 33% (using BK’s most optimistic figure) X  9% X 25% X what percent of the Earth’s cows are Burger King’s X what percent of a cow’s life 3 or 4 months equals. So: 33% of 9% is 3%. 25% of 3% is .75 of one percent. The vast majority of the planet’s cows are not owned or controlled by BK, so let’s say 5% are, surely a vast overstatement.  5% of .75 of one percent is under four one-hundredths of one percent. Most cows are slaughtered between the ages of 15 and 18 months, so, taking the former figure, 3 to 4 months would equal about 25% of their lives. Ergo, 25% of four one-hundredths of one percent would yield a figure of one one-hundredth of one percent, a number so laughably low as to be insignificant, irrelevant and indicative of no possible effect on the Earth’s climate.

              Burger King’s statement is itself so much flatulence, reverse bovine bloviation of the raunchiest kind, all fat and no beef. It is shameless virtue-signaling dressed up as concern for the planet.

You can put lipstick on a pig, as the saying goes, but it’s still a pig. Similarly, BK can attempt to dress up its cow’s farts, but its own emanations still smell like crap. 

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Progressive Counter-Protester Beaten For Carrying An American Flag

              Paul Welch, an anti-fascist protester, brought an American flag to a demonstration in Portland recently. Welch was one of many progressive Portland residents who came to the rally to show their opposition to a right-wing rally held at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park. He told The Oregonian that he didn’t come to the demonstration as part of a group, but that he was “just protesting outsiders coming here for their tacitly fascist event.”

              Antifa members demanded that he ditch the flag. He refused. So, the Antifa thugs brutally attacked him, clubbing him in the back of the head until he lay on the ground in a pool of his own blood. Welch said, “My bones turned to Jell-o and I just went down.” He believes there was a metal object affixed to the end of the club which struck him. A video of the assault exists showing a crowd of onlookers watching as he lays on the ground in a fetal position, as another counter-protester, holding a shield, stands above him and jabs him with a makeshift weapon.

              Welch said, “I remember thinking there was a very good chance that I could be beaten to death.”

              Antifa members called the American Flag “a fascist symbol,” proving beyond a shadow of a doubt both their hatred of the country and their astounding, terrifying ignorance. Not that long ago, Japan attacked the United States without warning, killing thousands of Americans on a sleepy Sunday morning. Germany did not attack Pearl Harbor. Still, incredibly, the Americans agreed with the British that the war against Nazi Germany would come first. Hundreds of thousands of young Americans were killed or wounded-- thousands of miles from their homeland-- as they liberated Europe from odious, fascist Nazi rule.

              Anyone-- any group, any government, any entity, any nation-- claiming the flag of the United States in any way stands for fascism… either preposterously ignorant, demented, or actively engaged in promoting ideological evil…illogically.

              Decent people disdain bullies. Conservatives disdain bullies. The United States was founded on opposition to arrogant, power-mad bullies. The antifa members involved in this senseless attack should have had the living (bull)shit kicked out of them. I only wish I had been there to help justice be served.

NBA Store Okay With "Enslave Tibet" Message, Not "Free Hong Kong"

              The NBA is allowing its players to wear jerseys with approved “social justice phrases” on the back this season and fans are following suit, ordering custom jerseys from the league’s online store. The official online store of the National Basketball League hews closely to the league’s policy on political statements, however. As such, it does not permit fans to order custom jerseys with certain offensive phrases on them. Like “Free Hong Kong,” for example. The Free Beacon reports that if one types “Free Hong Kong” into the text box on the store’s custom jersey page it returns a message stating: “We are unable to customize this item with the text you have entered. Please try a different entry.”

              “Black Lives Matter” is a message explicitly endorsed and approved by the league, as are those of “Power to the People,” “See Us,” “Hear Us,” “Respect Us,” “Love Us,” and “Stand Up,” among others. But any criticism of China’s Communist government is strictly verboten. You are not allowed to see, hear, respect, or love the people of Hong Kong who are being brutalized by an actual police state. Or stand up for them. Ironic, is it not?

              The Free Beacon noted that the following phrases don’t receive the “unable to customize this item with the text you have entered” warning: “F**k Hong Kong,” “End Taiwan,” “Enslave Tibet,” “Trump Has AIDS,” and “Beware Of Jews.” I know, the league/store didn’t go through every possible permutation of words and phrases…that would be impossible and impractical. But, that just proves the point: it—and the league—specifically made certain that “Free Hong Kong” was disallowed…ala “All Lives Matter.”*

              So, feel free to order “Screw Dignity,” “Reject Reason,” “F**K The Founders,” and “Mao Was Right” jerseys from the NBA store. But don’t get cute and try to come up with something controversial!

              Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) recently sent a letter to NBA commissioner Adam Silver questioning his league’s new jersey policy vis-a-vis its censorship of messages critical of China. ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski responded to Hawley’s action by stating “F**k you.” ESPN suspended him, prompting a number of NBA players, including superstar LeBron James, to rally around him.

              Yeah. “Free OJ.” “Free Wojnarowski.” “Free NBA players making obscene salaries for being tall and good with a round ball.” But, the hell with the people of the formerly democratic country of Hong Kong. Sorry, but there’s lots of money to be made from the biggest market in the world.

              I have a social justice message for the NBA: “F**K You!”


              (*This was the case when the post was written. Maybe the league/store will address this injustice if enough people shame them.)

Monday, July 13, 2020

Nightmare In New York

Escape from NewYork. Now. If you can. That seems to be the thinking of hundreds of thousands of Big Apple denizens as the city, recently one of the safest in the world, devolves into a dystopian hell at the hands of demented progressives.           

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and his former police commissioners such as Bernard Kerik, who headed up the NYPD force from 2000-2001 and directed the police response to 9/11, can only watch and weep as the city they had so successfully cleaned up rapidly descends into chaos and carnage. This Nightmare in New York is brought to you courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio, and a cast of thousands of Black Lives Matter protesters, anarchists and street thugs. The once vibrant city is turning into a virtual no-go zone of looted shops, shuttered store windows and skyrocketing murder rates. The number of shooting victims is up 51% this year so far, and that tragic trend is accelerating. In June of this year there were 250 shootings, as opposed to 97 in June of 2019.

New York was already reeling from the highest coronavirus death toll in the (formerly) United States, due in large part to Gov. Cuomo approving the transfer of thousands of recovering COVID-19 patients to nursing homes at the height of the pandemic. Then the rioting began, and Mayor de Blasio’s response was to shame cops and propose cutting his city’s police department budget by more than one billion dollars. (That’s one thousand million for those of you who were educated in the city’s public schools.)

The Dimwitted Duo have caused a mass exodus, with 500,000 mostly middle-class New Yorkers fleeing the city thus far and many more likely to follow. Half a million New Yorkers heading for the proverbial hills. That’s more than the entire population of Minneapolis, where all the madness started. Of course, with the Minneapolis City Council repeatedly voting to disband its police force, the entire population of the “Minneapple” may head for the hills, as well.

The Big Apple is rotting and shrinking. Needlessly. Minneapolis is too. As are many other large American cities. The rioters and the elites are together making these cities uninhabitable for everyone else, including the police.

And they call it “social justice.”

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Vandals Cut Down Flagpole At 9/11 Memorial

              A flagpole at a memorial just outside of New York City, honoring five firefighters who died trying to save lives in the terror attack of September 11th, 2001, was cut down by vandals recently. The city’s soon-to-be massively underfunded police department is investigating. The damage to the display in Washingtonville, about 30 miles north of New York, was discovered on Wednesday morning, July 8th. Brian Zaccaro, the town’s police chief, told the Times-Herald Record that vandals severed the pole five feet up from its base and then scrawled a message on the part of the pole remaining. A message that police rather ominously declined to disclose. They did note, however, that the eagle figure that had been attached to the top of the flagpole was found next to a toppled sign at the St. Mary’s Parish Center a half-mile away.

              This is a good illustration of who The Mob is and what it’s about. Cutting down an American flagpole at a site honoring firefighters who died helping others when foreign terrorists attacked America killing roughly 3,000 people of all races and religions certainly makes their motives clear. This never had anything to do with race. It is an all-out assault on the United States and its founding principles. It is also an attack on excellence, hard work, capitalism and Christianity. This is also an attempt to threaten people into renaming towns like Washingtonville and to disavow the legacy of the Founding Fathers. It is, ultimately, an attempt to pave the way for Socialism and a Marxist government. (As BLM openly states on its web page.)

              Police officers around the ever more fruited plain are retiring or walking off the job before they get defunded, laid off, or permanently dismissed. There should be a memorial to them, but it would just get destroyed anyway.

 Washingtonville police may not have disclosed the domestic terrorists’ message, vile as it may be, but it was utterly clear anyway: “We choose evil over good, chaos over the rule of law. We hate the U.S. and everything it stands for. We hate you, too, and we are coming for you. We know you are too weak to stop us.”  

 Unfortunately, in that, it appears they are correct.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Students Offended By Nearly Everything

              Campus Reform Digital Reporter Eduardo Neret went to a college campus to ask students their views on the cancel culture, specifically the movement to remove potentially offensive college mascots, symbols and statues. Neret presented the young scholars with images including the University of Florida’s “Gator Bait” chant/gesture, the San Diego State University Aztec mascot, the George Washington University and College of the Holy Cross logos, and the weather vane at Dartmouth College.

              Suffice it to say, most students were offended by almost everything. One said of the George Washington University Colonials mascot, “Why would you have a mascot of someone who basically stole land.” I smell talk of reparations! I wonder if the students who are “enabling” the school would be willing to pay up first?

              Neret asked students what standard should be used to determine if something is offensive. One replied, “It’s hard because what is allowed for these things to happen is that someone, probably...there was ignorance.” Yes, “someone, probably…there was ignorance.” There certainly is ignorance now. Nowhere more so than on college campuses. Another remarked, “I really think it’s at your own discretion.” That clearly appears to be the case today. There are an astounding number of freelance offendees around the fruited plain, many of them clogging our highways and byways.

              Then Neret asked the youthful academics how many students should have to be offended for colleges and universities to take action. Many responded that just one student saying they were offended should be enough to warrant changes. One. “If one person has offended me, as president of the school, I’m going to do everything in my power to make sure that one person feels comfortable,” one tutee said. What about the one who offended that student? What if he or she is offended by their being offended? If that is the standard, nothing and no one would be allowed. Someone is offended by virtually everything. Many people love dogs. Some are offended by them. Some are offended by meat, some by vegetarians. Some are offended by Fords, others by Chevrolets. Some cultures are offended by burping, some if you don’t burp. And aren’t all cultures equal? I, for one, am greatly offended by people so easily offended they believe they have the right to tear down public statues and burn down private businesses.

              Maybe we should just eliminate everything and all just cancel each other out. That sounds like a recipe for a prosperous, healthy and happy society, doesn’t it?

              I am “offended” by brussels sprouts. I don’t like their taste-- or their smell while cooking. But if someone is eating them across the table from me, I don’t have the right to reach across, grab their plate and smash it on the floor. Nor do I have the right to demand a ban on the manufacture and sale of brussels sprouts in the United States. Or even a separate “safe room” in which to consume my dinner unmolested by the vile Belgian mini-cabbages.

Yes, the round green vegetable got its name because they were routinely cultivated in Belgium in the 16th century. Say, isn’t that a clear case of “appropriation?” I find that offensive. And I came across that fact on a website called Southern as in the Deep South, the confederacy. It’s probably run by crackers draped in Confederate flags! That is offensive to me!

When the phrase “All Lives Matter” is considered by many to be patently offensive, you know that society is near collapse.

And that should be offensive to everyone.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Diversity Is Our Strength

“Diversity is our strength.” Remember that when you are “sheltering in place” in hopes of being spared by the coronavirus. “Celebrate diversity!” Remember that when your favorite body of water is infested with invasive species. “Coexist.” Ponder that brief bon mot the next time a drag queen reads to your seven-year-old son in the school library or a man claiming to be a woman shares a locker room with your young daughter. “Tolerance. Pass it on.” This is an especially helpful message when your “MAGA” hat is being ripped off of your head and you and your family are kicked out of a restaurant for supporting the current President of the United States. Or when one of the social media giants demonetizes you for not sharing their opinions.

Great Moments in Tolerance:

*1774— Colonial leaders decide to call the Coercive Acts imposed by the British the “Tolerable Acts,” despite the fact that the acts punished the colonies by closing Boston Harbor, forcing colonists to quarter British soldiers, and by the usurpation of the Massachusetts government by the British.

*April 12, 1861—The Confederate States fire on Fort Sumter and the garrison commander eventually surrenders the fort. President Lincoln decides to let bygones be bygones and says, “We’ll just have to tolerate succession. Maybe we could have avoided this whole issue if we had just fully tolerated slavery. After all, ‘diversity is our strength.’ Alas, we could have just coexisted.”

*Britain, today—Gangs of mostly Pakistani men rape young girls with impunity. Some estimates claim more than 1,400 mostly white pubescent girls have been victimized in Rotherham alone in recent years. British politicians and police actually have been exceptionally tolerant of these sex-crimes due to fears of racism, bigotry and xenophobia. No #MeToo here. I mean, there are ever increasing numbers of Middle Eastern men in (formerly) Great Britain, and the girls are way too young to vote. Tolerance. Pass it on. (Let’s fervently hope the Brits don’t engage in cultural appropriation in this case!)

              Everyone repeat it with me now: “Diversity is our strength…diversity is our strength…diversity is our strength…” Orwell would be proud.