Absorb this hypocrisy
Years ago, I began to diagnose various maladies that afflict people on the left, among the many I have found, Selective Outrage Syndrome is perhaps the best in explaining the gross inconsistencies in how the left reacts to certain speech, crimes, etc. This morning, The Other McCain has a story that must be placed in the category of S.O.S. While feminists rail against some sexual assaults, others they just seem to ignore
Two Montgomery County Public School students — ages 20 and 19 — were recently arrested at their respective high schools, on allegations they raped different 11-year-old girls at apartments located off-campus.
Jonathan Coreas-Salamanca, 20, and Ivan Reyes Lopez, 19, are each charged with second-degree rape. Coreas-Salamanca has additional counts of sexual abuse of a minor and third-degree sexual offense.
According to law enforcement sources, police arrested Coreas-Salamanca on February 13, at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, where he is enrolled as a student. Six days later, on February 19, police arrested Lopez at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School where he is enrolled as a student.
Coreas-Salamanca is accused of providing an 11-year-old girl with a cell phone sometime last year. He allegedly used that device to exchange explicit text messages and photographs with the girl, plus arrange sexual meetups.
On Christmas Eve, the victim’s father came across the phone and was stunned to find scores of text messages describing “vaginal intercourse, fellatio, and cunnilingus.”
“[The victim’s father] described a text message where Suspect Coreas-Salamanca advised Victim A that she bit his penis the last time she performed fellatio,” court documents state. “Suspect Coreas-Salamanca’s purpose in sending the text message was to teach Victim A how to better perform fellatio.”
The victim’s father immediately called the police. Patrol officers seized the phone and submitted it to the department’s Electronic Crime Unit for forensic analysis.
Go read the rest at The Other McCain, it will anger you, especially this nugget
According to court documents, Coreas-Salamanca had been living along the 7700 block of 25th Avenue in Adelphi, Md. According to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Salvadoran national is living in the U.S. illegally. The federal law enforcement agency has filed an immigration detainer with the Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitation.
Court documents state Lopez emigrated from Honduras nearly three years ago. He had been living in an apartment with his uncle along the 8800 block of Lanier Drive in Silver Spring.
As I said, go read it all, and yes get angry, very angry. Get angry that the left is not angry over this. Get angry that feminists seemingly only notice sexual assault, even of children when it fits their leftist narrative. Get angry that the left wants MORE rather than less illegal immigration because they think it can one day bring them perpetual electoral power.
The Other McCain points out the danger of what I call the “Rainbow shirts”
A perfect example of how the SJWs have taken over at Google:
Dozens of Google employees have sent an open letter to the organizers of San Francisco’s annual Pride parade urging them to kick Google’s company float out of the parade.
In a letter posted to Medium, the employees wrote of a work atmosphere where concerns from LGBTQ employees are regularly brushed aside.
“We have spent countless hours advocating for our company to improve policies and practices regarding the treatment of LGBTQ+ persons, the depiction of LGBTQ+ persons, and harassment and hate speech directed at LGBTQ+ persons, on YouTube and other Google products,” the letter read.
Stephen Kruiser summarizes: “The gist of the letter isn’t that Google’s LGBTQ+ employees are being treated badly at work, but that the company isn’t stringent enough about cracking down on WRONG SPEECH on YouTube.” In other words, Google hires gay people who then seek to damage the company they work for, in order to pressure the company to engage in totalitarian censorship of anyone they don’t like.Now do you understand what the firing of James Damore was really about? The LGBT community has become toxic in its politics, abandoning any pretense of seeking “tolerance” and instead demanding that the rest of us obey their diktats or else be banished into outer darkness.
Summed up very well
One of the most insightful bloggers out there is Animal, of Animal Magnetism. Read his latest, exposing the rank hypocrisy of the “carbon footprint” crowd
I can’t abide hypocrites.
And national treasure Ann Althouse has found a doozy. Excerpt:
This is one of my longtime issues — the hypocrisy of those who purport to care deeply about carbon footprints yet enthusiastically imprint their feet all over the world and encourage (and even pressure) others to do the same.
I like to see how the NYT deals with this subject — the NYT, with all its concern-mongering about climate change and all its travel articles and ads and its need to serve the emotions and vanities of its readers. What are we having today? A little shame, spiced with humorous self-deprecation, along with the usual self-esteem boosting about our progressivism and our love of the good life?
For this article, the author is by Andy Newman. Let’s read:
[T]hese are morally bewildering times. Something that seemed like pure escape and adventure has become double-edged, harmful, the epitome of selfish consumption. Going someplace far away, we now know, is the biggest single action a private citizen can take to worsen climate change. One seat on a flight from New York to Los Angeles effectively adds months worth of human-generated carbon emissions to the atmosphere. And yet we fly more and more….
What’s morally bewildering? If you believe what the consensus of climate scientists and the proponents of the Green New Deal are telling us, you should never travel. Everything else is morally wrong. If you are bewildered, you’re just bewildered about whether you — as opposed to those other people — want to center your life on morality.
But here’s the giggle line:
How does Newman bring this thing in for a landing? He’s still taking his family to Greece and Paris this summer. His reasoning is pathetically emotional: “We’re going because last year we canceled vacation to come home and watch our dog die. We’re going because the New York City public high school application process was an ordeal.” Why not rent a car and drive your spouse and teenager to a state park in upstate New York? You can hike and sleep in tents.
Mostly we’re going because of things we saw last time we were there. The tiny beach at the base of the towering cliff. The playground where the little children played past midnight while their parents and grandparents sat chatting. Chubby partridges pecking around the ruined temple of Poseidon.
So you’ve already gone, but you want to re-see what you’ve seen, because somehow the way they do it in Europe is more to your taste. I’m sure there’s a tiny beach with a towering cliff at one of those state parks I linked to.
So, the loudmouthed climate panic monger says, on one hand, that travelling is, well, basically evil. Funny how the left defines evil. Travelling? EVIL! Calling MS-13 gang members animals? EVILY EVIL! Killing babies as they are born? Not evil, in fact the left embraces such atrocities as “empowerment”
This Newman – what an asshole. He whines about the “carbon footprint” he produces, but then blithely announces he’s going to take his family to Europe anyway. His reason is, effectively, because “fuck you, that’s why.”
I suppose it is OK, even saintly for the left to scream about how we are destroying the earth by travelling while travelling themselves. Maybe they believe their fake moral outrage causes them to be immune from ideological and intellectual consistency? Or, maybe Animal is right, maybe they are just assholes
Sure the leftist talking heads say “oh both sides do it” when asked about leftists shutting down Conservative and events on college campuses, but what they cannot do is support such claims with facts.
What would have happened if Colin Kaepernick had protested for the right to keep and bear arms? Would ESPN , and other sports media types gushed over him? Would they have stood for his right to express himself? Apparently not
Boston Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez told reporters Tuesday he “didn’t mean any harm” by his nearly six-year-old Instagram post that advocated for the Second Amendment via a quote that has been falsely attributed to Adolf Hitler
The inaccurate quote, often cited by those who oppose gun control, was posted to Martinez’s Instagram page in 2013 and read, “To conquer a Nation, First disarm it’s (sic) citizens.” It included an accompanying photo of the German dictator doing the Nazi salute.
A 25-year-old Martinez captioned the image, “This is why I always stay strapped! #thetruth.”
Speaking to reporters Tuesday, a day after the old post resurfaced, Martinez, now 31, said it was meant to illustrate his stance on the Second Amendment, which protects the right to bear arms. The post has since been deleted.
“At the time I posted that, the Second Amendment at the time was definitely a hot topic,” Martinez said. “The point of it wasn’t to offend anybody.”
Well, let us start with the mis-attributed quote. The fact is Hitler DID disarm people, as did the Soviets, and other dictators
So, now we will see if the ESPN commentators rise in full throated support of Martinez and his speech. Wanna bet they don’t?
Here are some of his remarks
Again, he said nothing really controversial, but the Brown Shirted Speech Police are still after him, because he expressed views that are not sanctioned by the left.