One good thing about the current crisis the Left has foisted upon us is that their true face is showing for all to see, and it is clear that liberty is their biggest target, and control, total control, is their most cherished “value”
In July, members of Princeton’s administration published a “Statement on Principles of Inclusivity and Free Speech,” in which the university confirmed that it “cherishes both inclusivity and free speech, which can be protected even when the speech in question is ‘unwelcome, disagreeable, or even deeply offensive.’”
The statement also referred to a recent op-ed by Princeton President Christopher Eisgruber, who said that Princeton’s free expression policy “rests upon the idea that the pursuit of understanding, discovery, and truth benefits from the open and vigorous contestation of ideas.”
“We are in an era when many people mistakenly treat free speech and inclusivity as competing values,” said Eisgruber. “We need the benefit of multiple voices and perspectives, and we need real engagement among them.”
According to the Graduate Student Government leadership, however, the administration’s statement was “tone-deaf” and “unacceptable.”
In their response letter, Karina Alventosa, president; Gabe Moore, vice president of internal affairs; and Lauren Feldman, vice president of the Graduate Student Government, took issue with the statement’s affirmation of free expression, stating that it protects “hate” at the university.
The three students explained that “we as a student body are not looking for ‘dialogue’ on how to cope with institutional racism.” They argued that the letter’s emphasis on the importance of free expression “reads as a typical dog-whistle often used to excuse racist speech and hateful actions.”
While the students claimed that they are not against free speech, they asserted that “speech acting with the ability to stoke hate, violence, and danger do not fall under the purview of ‘free speech.’”
In short, they will allow free speech, unless they disagree with it, and we can easily see that they would disagree with everything Conservatives, and even actual Liberals might say
A former Duke professor is sounding the alarm over “anti-racism”
In the wake of George Floyd’s death, Duke University President Vincent Price sent a letter to the Duke community explaining the steps that the school would take as the nation “confronts the horror of police violence against Black people, amidst the backdrop of systemic racial inequities and injustices that have been laid bare by the pandemic.”
Price called for Duke to “incorporate anti-racism into our curricula and programs across the university, requiring that every Duke student—in undergraduate, graduate and professional programs—learns of the nature of structural racism and inequity.”
In his response, Staddon addressed the assumptions behind Price’s statement, as well as the actions Price proposed for the Duke community.
Pointing to the fact that Black people have held and currently hold positions of power in the highest levels of government, Staddon cast doubt upon Price’s assumption that Black people experience “the daily oppression of racism” to a significant degree.
Addressing Price’s self-described feelings of remorse as a White person, Staddon noted that “Unless the discussion can be moved from feelings to facts, no harmony is possible. Empathy, guilt, and good intentions are a dodgy basis for sweeping resolutions.”
Staddon said that Price’s use of the phrases “lived experiences,” “personal transformation,” and “do that work” struck him more like “psychotherapy or a call to religious conversion than a policy prescription.”
Ah, yes, the “re-Education camps” will be everywhere if the left gets its way. From pre-school, to grade school, high school, and college, and even in the workplace the gospel of WOKE will be spread, and refusal to participate? Sure, but do not plan on attending college or holding many jobs. That is what is coming folks, it is past time we the people said ENOUGH!
If you thought LA was the most moronic city in America Seattle has a message for ya. HOLD MY BEER!
Seattle’s Police Chief Carmen Best is stepping down, multiple sources tell the CBS affiliate there, KIRO-TV. One source calls the development “devastating.”
The move came to light made the same day the City Council approved reducing the department’s ranks by as many as 100 officers through layoffs and attrition, note’s KIRO’s Gary Horcher:
Best, of course was vehemently opposed to the foolish idea of “defunding” police, so, she was likely to be fired anyway. Now, watch the crime rate go even higher in Seattle, and the ones who will pay the highest cost? The people the left claims to care about.
Be sure to read it all, here is a snippet
In 1932, the Folger Shakespeare Library was dedicated on Shakespeare’s birthday with President Herbert Hoover and Robert Frost in attendance. The Library would house the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare First Folios, and and hundreds of thousands of volumes gathered across the centuries.
“In almost unbelievable fullness and richness, we assembled books, pamphlets, documents, manuscripts, relics, curios,” James Quincy Adams Jr, its first director, wrote. “The library is thus more than a mere library; it is also a museum of the Golden Age of Elizabeth, and a memorial to the influence that Shakespeare has exerted upon the world’s culture.”
These days, the Folger Shakespeare Library has a new mission. And it isn’t Shakespeare.
After George Floyd died during a confrontation with police, the director of the Folger Shakespeare Library declared that, “the fight against racial injustice is essential to what we do as an institution.”
What does Floyd have to do with Shakespeare and what does racism have to do with the Folger Library?
In the Soviet Union or Mao’s China, every subject, no matter how abstruse, had to be studied through the lens of Marxism-Leninism or Maoism. Shakespearean characters, according to the Communists, were revolutionary figures, and were trying to solve the “central problems” of a “bourgeois society.”
Again go read it all, pass this around. It illustrates how bat shit KRAZY these modern day Bolsheviks are, and how dangerous
Diogenes takes a look at the latest racist screed from the Marxists who say the care about minorities when, in truth they are a far worse threat to minorities than the White supremacists
According to the Smithsonian NMAAHC, the scourge of white culture is defined by independence, rational thought, hard work, respect for authority and politeness.
So, these are “White” ideals? Blacks and other races do not crave liberty? They do not embrace rationality or work hard? Horse Shit! This is propaganda plain and simple. Propaganda intended to divide races, and stir up ill will against White people. Rather than take people for how they act and treat others, we are to lump everyone together based on their pigmentation. Again, nonsense! But there is more
Whiteness and white racialized identity refer to the way that white people, their customs, culture, and beliefs operate as the standard by which all other groups of are compared. Whiteness is also at the core of understanding race in America. Whiteness and the normalization of white racial identity throughout America’s history have created a culture where nonwhite persons are seen as inferior or abnormal.
This white-dominant culture also operates as a social mechanism that grants advantages to white people, since they can navigate society both by feeling normal and being viewed as normal. Persons who identify as white rarely have to think about their racial identity because they live within a culture where whiteness has been normalized.
Thinking about race is very different for nonwhite persons living in America. People of color must always consider their racial identity, whatever the situation, due to the systemic and interpersonal racism that still exists.
Whiteness (and its accepted normality) also exist as everyday microaggressions toward people of color. Acts of microaggressions include verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs or insults toward nonwhites. Whether intentional or not, these attitudes communicate hostile, derogatory, or harmful messages.
Whatever universe of idiocy these perverse ideas sprang from is a place of bitterness and self-loathing frankly. I urge everyone to visit that sight, and this one as well, and understand how absolute poison, disguised as education, is being fed to Americans. The intent is to create bitterness and racial division in America, which is, in fact the least racist nation on earth. The intent, the goal, ultimately is to erase America and recreate it as a Marxist Utopia. Of course, no form of Marxism has ever or will ever lead to any Utopia. Instead well over 100,000,000 have been imprisoned, slaughtered and enslaved in whatever nation has fallen for the promise of paradise under Marxism.
I have said, for years that the biggest difference between left and right is the polar opposite ideals of each side. The right is based on Individualism, the Left on Collectivism. America is based on the former, the left on the latter. And the struggle between the two is as old as the nation. The Hamiltonian vision for America vs the Jeffersonian vision. So, which are we? And and how do we keep what our Founders made?
If we answer this question, we can understand a bit better, the strategy the Stalinist left is using to cancel this nation. And, I believe that is what they are currently doing. They know how to destroy a nation. They have, and still are attacking everything that unites and identifies America. Our language, our borders, our heroes, values, history, heritage, and in fact, everything that makes up our identity, particularly our individuality and our individual liberties, or natural rights. They have, for years now, been trying to build multiple identities, based on race, sexuality, income, ethnicity, and so on.. Now they seek to use those identities to supplant any sense of pride in being American. We can all see where this will lead. To the death of individualism, and the rise of collectivism, and America
Animal, a great thinker, has his ideas too, go read his take on where America is headed
A nation is a large body of people united by common descent, history, culture, or language, inhabiting a particular country or territory. That’s a pretty good working definition. But what makes a nation last? Let’s kick that around some.
There are four things a nation has to have to remain a nation:
Now let’s take a look at each of those and apply them to the United States today, now, in July of 2020.
We’ve always been a nation built of parts. But the national motto, E Pluribus Unum (Out of Many, One) no longer seems to apply. Our nation is fractured along partisan lines. As recently as the Eighties, the two major political parties could find common ground on at least a few issues, but today?
Refusal to accept the outcomes of elections is now the order of the day. The political Left is particularly to blame; if they can’t achieve goals through the usual means, they resort to judge-shopping or, recently, outright intimidation and violence. As recently as the Eighties, we were all Americans. Now there are voices calling not to reform our nation, but to tear it down – and some of them are in Congress.
Please go read it all my friends
Baltimore, Cleveland, Denver, Milwaukee, and Pittsburgh are among the cities that have officially declared that racism is a public health crisis. A number of states are also moving in that direction. Senator Sherrod Brown intends to push a similar resolution in the Senate.
The medicalization of racism has been backed by the American Medical Association, whose heads have called on “health institutions and physician organizations to explicitly denounce police violence” and urged “clinics, hospital and healthcare providers to review and reconsider their policies and relationships with law enforcement”.
Considering the already fraught state of emergency rooms in urban areas where the victims and perpetrators of gang violence show up every weekend, that would be catastrophic. It would lead to fewer doctors, fewer ERs, and worse outcomes for black patients in urban areas.
But missing ERs and higher rates of young black men shot in urban areas are the AMA agenda.
The AMA statement claimed that, “law enforcement-involved deaths of unarmed black individuals were associated with adverse mental health among Black American adults.”
It did not discuss what effect living in an area where people are routinely shot over the weekend has on mental health, or what the effect of shutting down the police and quadrupling the shootings would have on mental health. Not to mention on the physical health of those shot.
But the medicalizers of racism don’t care about the black lives they claimed to be defending.
GO READ IT ALL
Fascinating piece up at 19th Ward about what some people of the Caucasian persuasion are doing to themselves over a leftist narrative
Purely out of curiosity, I attended a series of local library seminars dealing with racism, entitled “Conversations in a Brave Space,” held in cooperation with the local League of Women Voters and a local university. The topical sessions dealt variously with bias, oppression, privilege, and most recently, Black Lives Matter. The content was unsurprising, as was the makeup of the attendees — white and comfortable, reflecting the town itself. What was striking was the level of guilt among these participants.
Conversations in a Brave Space? What Liberal do-gooder thought up that idiotic term? Surely on a “woke” person could confer such a title for such a needless exercise
The hand-wringing was palpable. The confessions were effusive. The apologies were abject. These were people burdened with white privilege, and they despair over what to do about it.
I do understand their predicament. It is impossible for them now to adopt an ascetic life and devote their passions to working remedies full-time, on the streets, within their affected communities. Yet they resent what they possess because, in their view, they possess it unjustly — they “didn’t build that” as Obama said.
It should be obvious that these folks have been bamboozled by leftist, and deeply racist rhetoric of “White Privilege” which is part of the “America has been bad for 400 years” nonsense. A central part of that nonsense is that White skin equals privilege. This privilege is actually racism, so, no matter what a White person does, feels, or conducts themselves they are inherently and hopelessly racist. The only absolution offered to these “privileged White folks is to give support and money, mainly money, and of course power to groups like Black Lives Matter.
These White people are also indoctrinated to accept that America, is also deeply racist, and, in fact can never be redeemed, so, it must be “cleansed” of its inherent sins. The redemption? It can ONLY be achieved through the destruction of America’s heritage, heroes, history, border, language, traditions, and of course capitalism. The resulting Marxist Utopia will cure America, which, of course can not be named America because, well I think we get it by now. Dave sums it up
They assert that since racial oppression still exists and can no longer be attributed to individual actions, then the institutions and invisible cultural influences must be the new source of racism. No one is racist, but the collective is racist. Contradictions and delusions such as these are far from clear thinking.
These individuals are also predisposed to intolerance toward those who do not share their guilt. Guilt of this kind self-confers an amount of self-righteousness, the epitome of “wokeness” underlying a fierce, indignant rejection of opposing views. It can have an ugly side. Politeness vanishes in the face of contrary views. It was clear, for example, that “blue lives matter” would not be a welcome statement in these forums. “Conversations” are ended by such “racist” thinking. Brave minds are closed to “hate speech.”
Go read it all, it is lengthy, but so worth it
And, as Diogenes notes, the left has zero perspective these days.
The legendary American showman P T Barnum once famously said: “I don’t give a damn what you say about me as long as you spell my name right.” Which brings us to Tahlea Aualiitia: an alleged journalist and, it seems, attention-seeker who as a victim of our times laments “The last person I had to correct for the misspelling of my name was someone from my own employer.”
“I was invited to join a panel on representation in pop culture by the ABC News Channel earlier this month, and because the name super (the strap with my name at the bottom of the screen) was added during production, I wasn’t aware my name was spelled incorrectly until after the interview had finished and I was informed by my family and friends.
Typos happen and I understand how a slip of the finger on the keyboard turned my surname from Aualiitia into Auakiitia.”
How could she, possibly, EVER, SURVIVE such horror you ask?
“But while it was the first time I had done a TV interview, it wasn’t the first time I had seen my name spelled wrong in the media.”
Scratch that. Incoming.
“Just a month ago, my name was spelled incorrectly by a producer in my own department, the Asia Pacific Newsroom.”
Oh Dear Lord! Not the Asia Pacfic Newsroom!!!!! Oh, the humanity, BUT, out of great butt hurt rose Great Social Justice!
“I knew I had to call them out. It’s no coincidence I’m speaking up about this during the latest wave of the Black Lives Matter movement….”
“It’s hard to explain what racism feels like to someone who has never experienced it. For me, it feels like walking around with a big target hanging around my neck. You don’t know where the next attack — verbal, physical or systemic — might come from, and lived experience means you know it has to do with the colour of your skin.”
Oh SHUT UP you overgrown child
Systemic name misspelling. It’s a thing now. A racist attack. And when you’re on a public platform like national TV or social media, it feels like that target triples in size. A sense of proportion is not, I fear, Ms Aualiitia’s strong suit. We’re then informed, pointedly, that some people can be obnoxious on Twitter. Oh My!
Go read the rest no one delivers the verbal thrashings like Diogenes. And this one is so deserved
Big Hat Tip to Zendo Deb. Considering all the vile things done in the name of Marxism, and all the bastard “isms” it has spawned since it sprang from the twisted minds of Marx, Engels, and others it is really not surprising that the true nature of the “Woke” is showing. Take the hate being directed at a kid who is making teddy bears for children of fallen officers
She’s just a kid trying to help make peoples’ lives a little easier. A little less painful. And now she’s under attack for it – and her family is facing death threats.
You’ve probably heard of Megan. Her non-profit is called Blue Line Bears. She, with the help of her family, takes the uniforms of fallen police officers and turns them into teddy bears for the surviving family members.
In an episode of Behind the Uniforms from season one, she shared the story of how she started her non-profit to help them.
“The hate comments never truly disappeared, but they became less frequent until these past couple of weeks. I posted something that was pro-police on my own personal social media and got attacked by my own classmates calling me all sorts of things.
“People who I saw as friends blocked me and called me toxic. I watched the increase in police injuries in New York and wondered if those were officers I’ve given a patch to. I scrolled through social media posts to be met with nothing but anti-police rants
Go read it all on Facebook. It is so awful to see such mindless cruelty, but we need to grasp what we are up against. People blinded by hatred and rage, people who believe they are fighting for “justice” can easily excuse any act can’t they? That is the very essence of evil.
Comes from Red Pill Jew, who makes the same point I have been making for years about the left
This is why the Left cannot be argued with. It cannot be reasoned with. It can’t be bought, or appeased. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are enslaved and love your slavery. Because they’re MISSIONARIES.
Amen. Leftist are the new crazy religious
zealots fanatics. And yes, they are all about making everyone “believe” as they do. And, nothing is off limits. This explains the rise of increasingly hateful rhetoric and behaviors from the left. Frightening? Yes, but, the truth, no matter how sobering, can help patriots stem the tide. Pray, stay informed, stay active, and yes stay armed and aware. If this tide of leftist fanaticism continues, there will be greater risks for those who dare oppose it.
Remember also that as the current war on police gets worse, more officers will quit, or not be able to do their jobs as is needed. We already see rising violent crime rates, that will also worsen. As this happens more Americans, who are buying and carrying firearms will be forced to defend themselves, and loved ones. This will, of course, lead to new calls for more “common sense” gun laws. Never forget that of all your liberties that of armed self-defense is the one the left loathe the most. That liberty is the one that will keep our liberty, without it……………….
The next time you watch video of some Marxists tearing down a statue, save some disgust for Conservative Cowards
There is no need to name names. The so-called conservatives who have been coddling mindless calls to destroy public art know who they are. So do the rest of us. These are the reasonable conservatives, the good ones, so ever careful not to be called racist. They had a compromise in mind because they always do. Throw the Confederate statues under the bus and we can save the rest. Well.
Friday night, a statue of Ulysses S. Grant was toppled. Also the statue of a Catholic saint. Do you know who is to blame? It is not the hordes of progressives with ropes and chains; it is every conservative who thought those Jacobin lunatics could be appeased by just tearing down certain statues. It is a metaphor for the fecklessness of an American right too cowed to stand up for itself.
I get it. You see, these conservatives don’t want to be called names. I mean, nobody enjoys that. But here’s the thing: after you write your little op-ed about how of course the evil Confederate statues have to come down, they still think you’re a racist. They just think you are a spineless one.
George Orwell wrote a book once called “1984.” Let me know if this sounds familiar: “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day-by-day and minute-by-minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”
Beautifully written by David Marcus, and this, this is a dead center bullseye
To these fair-weather friends, I have a message: This is your fault. And you were well warned. For years, those of us with the courage to open our eyes knew exactly where this was going. It was never about the Confederacy, or slavery, or racism. It was always about destroying the very concept of America and replacing it with a Marxist utopia. That’s who you decided to compromise with.
AMEN! Will these fools ever learn? I doubt it. Just this morning, I listened to John Leboutillier, who wrote Harvard Hates America as he opined that we should move Confederate monuments to museums and place plaques beside them to “explain” them. And, of course the explanation would come from a leftist historian, wanna guess how that would work out? And, one day, an activist would see the monument or statue, and become TRIGGERED AF, and the statue would then be removed by a gutless governor, or city council. And if not, another mob would come and well, know how that ends.
Gutlessness folks is as bad as the thugs destroying our history.
Diogenes alerts as to just how far the purge is going
According to an entertainment industry rag called Page Six, a group of big TV networks, including CBS, MTV and VH1, have hired private investigators (politely called risk consultants) to probe their own stars’ social media accounts to root out any racist comments.
Unlike their increasingly antisemitic betters in hollywood, the network’s move comes after a spate of celebrities no one I know has every heard of were recently thrown under the bus because of resurfaced racist posts. Last week, the Bravo network fired Brett Caprioni and Max Boyens for offensive tweets, and on Wednesday the network canned someone named “Peter Hunziker” for a racist Instagram post. Meanwhile, the CW network fired Hartley Sawyer and MTV let go Taylor Selfridge for similar offenses (although Selfridge claims she quit).
Yes, it is sobering, this is madness. THIS is a glimpse of Leftism in all its evil
Just hours later, the owner of the Uncle Ben’s brand of rice says the brand will “evolve” in response to concerns about racial stereotyping.
Caroline Sherman, a spokeswoman for Mars, which owns Uncle Ben’s, says the company is listening to the voices of consumers, especially in the black community, and recognizes that now is the right time to evolve the brand, including its visual identity.
Those folks who buy Dixie Crystal sugar, or Dixie paper plates, just wait, they will “cleanse” those products soon I am sure. And, once again these steps will do nothing to help any Black person
How can people on the left, on one hand be horrified at the prospect of businesses opening up during the outbreak Corona Virus, say nothing, or actually cheer mass gatherings of leftist protesters? Simple, it is another case of Consistent Inconsistentitis, a left wing disease where the victim is robbed of any consistency Observe
made a career as an environmental scientist, largely hiding my conservative views except to a few trusted friends. I knew of a few others. But this WuFlu thing really emphasizes why you never trust a leftist scientist if their science clashes with their political beliefs. Jonah Goldberg, who has largely become unreadable due a case of advance Trump Derangement Syndrome, drops it long enough to have some insight again in The Treason of Epidemiologists – They erode the public trust when they tell people to stay home from church but encourage protests for a cause with which they agree.
We spent the last couple of months being hectored by public health experts and earnestly righteous media personalities who insisted that easing lockdown policies was immoral, that refusing to social distance or wear masks was nigh upon murderous. They even suggested that protests were somehow profane. But now that the George Floyd protests are serving as some kind of Great Awokening, many of the same are saying “never mind” about all of that. Protests aren’t profane, they’re glorious and essential—if they agree with what you’re protesting about.
Ah, but you are be consistent in your ideals if you think such things.
SEE! The virus may return because of all the people protesting the existence of America, and the looting, and beating innocent people, it may kill thousands more. BUT, the Leftist narrative about “systematic racism” MUST be pushed! So, out with social distancing for protesters, rioters, looters, etc.
In short, preventing the spread of the Covid virus is important, as long as we are hurting small businesses, and the evil economy which is part of our evil capitalist society, which is based on slavery, victimization, racism, sexism, and everything bad according to Marxism. BUT, spreading the same virus in pursuit of social justice where we will all be equal, in our poverty, and enslavement to the state! SEE how easy Leftist logic is? Consistency? BAH!
For certain parts of the alt-right, the appeal of the Hawaiian shirt does not stem from a love of floral prints or Don Ho records. Instead, aloha patterns are a signal that they are ready for a second Civil War, which fringe voices like Alex Jones swear is happening soon. Unsurprisingly, this affinity for colorful palm leaves and breathable fabric is a shibboleth amongst Very Online sects of the alt-right, stemming from a cult ‘80s movie, spoonerisms and a cache of sad men who don’t have friends in real life.
Go read the rest to see the world’s biggest stretch to connect the dots only a demented mind could ever find
I say Texas, but this is Austin, and Austin is Leftist epicenter of, well, Karens
Just when you thought the Coronavirus snitching outbreak couldn’t get any worse, the societal virus continues to spread. Austin Mayor Steve Adler decided to channel his inner Kim Jong Un on Monday when he announced an extension of the city’s shelter-in-place orders.
But it was the decision to urge Austinites to rat out their neighbors that raised eyebrows. As you might imagine, the Karens of the city took Adler’s exhortation to heart.
Of course they did, busy bodies are never sated in their desire to lord their “values” over others
Adler then stated that they are hoping for Austinites to “self-police,” and affirmed that “these kinds of orders carry with them criminal penalties and the force of law.” At this point, he urged residents to report those who are not complying with the order. “If you see violations in the community, construction sites, restaurants, it’d be good to call 311 and let the city and the county know that that’s happening.”