Category: Liberal Maladies

Yoga triggers Snowflake

When are we going to stand up to these bullies?

One student’s complaint of “cultural appropriation” led to the dissolution of a university’s Bhakti yoga group.

American University student Maya Krishnan filed a complaint with the President’s Council on Diversity and Inclusion and wrote an op-ed in the student paper, The Eagle, after seeing a non-Indian group invited by American University’s Bhakti Yoga Club performing the Indian epic “The Ramayana,” according to ISKCON News.

Of course, once again, no one stood up to the bully and…………

The Bhakti Yoga Club’s faculty adviser, as well as its student president and vice president, all resigned from their posts amid backlash following the complaint and op-ed, rendering the group unrecognized by the university.

“Having my culture represented by an almost entirely white troupe of dancers is incredibly frustrating,” Krishnan said in her op-ed. “Additionally, the director and other representatives of the theater company absolve themselves of cultural responsibility by saying that the point of the show is to increase exposure of Hinduism and its traditions.”

The Bhakti Yoga Club had invited Viva Kultura, a multinational performing arts group, to perform”The Ramayana.”

“The reality of this is that white European dancers will never know my intersectional experience as a Hindu woman, being a brown bodied person and the other aspects of systematic racism that I, as well as other South Asian people, have experienced,” Krishnan continued.

Allow me to translate that last paragraph. 

Blah, VICTIM, blah, Offended, blah, I am a small person who loves to boss others around, blah, blah, you must do as I say, blah, blah, because I suffer from Racial Obsession Syndrome and am a person who is only happy when I am offended!

Oh no, Kevin Hart is out as Oscars host because TWEETS!

Here we go again, punishing people for years old opinions

Kevin Hart is out as the host for the upcoming Academy Awards. The comedian said the choice to step down was his in a series of two tweets that went out late Thursday evening.

“I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year’s Oscar’s….This is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists. I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past,” Hart wrote. “I’m sorry that I hurt people.. I am evolving and want to continue to do so. My goal is to bring people together not tear us apart. Much love & appreciation to the Academy. I hope we can meet again,” he continued.

Hart originally announced that he would be hosting the Oscars on Wednesday. However, shortly after the news was made public, homophobic tweets from his past were resurfaced, prompting many to call for Hart’s role at the upcoming ceremony to be terminated. One of the tweets, which was posted in 2011, read: “Yo if my son comes home & try’s 2 play with my daughters doll house I’m going 2 break it over his head & say n my voice ‘stop that’s gay.'” Hart also has a history of making homophobic comments in his stand-up.

Well, stand up does rely heavily on saying things that might offend. But these days only certain people can be targeted, namely gun owners, Trump supporters, Southerners, White guys, Conservatives, Christians. It is open season on those bastards because SENSITIVITY!

Hart’s old tweets were uncovered by Benjamin Lee of The Guardian

See, comedy BAD! Opinions BAD! Poor Benjamin Lee was so stricken with Offendeditis that he wrote an op-ed. Here is the super OFFENSIVE stand up that has triggered the easily triggerable

Sounds like, stand up comedy to me But super offended Twitter snoop Benjamin Lee, has more evidence that Hart is a hater

The comments preceded his role opposite Will Ferrell in Get Hard, one of the most shockingly regressive gay panic comedies in recent memory, an almost two-hour film based around a fear of anal sex. In the film, Hart helps Ferrell’s character prepare for a stint in jail but after minimal attempts to cover the specifics of prison life and protecting one’s self in a fight, a strikingly dominant phobia of male rape takes over. I wrote about it at the time:

The film’s unarguably wretched low point arrives when Hart’s character takes Ferrell to a gay brunch “hookup spot” where he tells him he’ll need to learn to perform oral sex to make his time in prison easier. While being eyed up by every gay man around them, Hart informs Ferrell of the relative ease of approaching a gay stranger for sex, because “that’s what they do”. After Ferrell immediately gets the attention of the depressingly used Matt Walsh, of Veep fame, he proceeds to attempt an unsuccessful bathroom-stall tryst, which disgusts him in such graphic detail that he can’t go through with it. Meanwhile, Hart is approached by a predatory older gay man who, even after finding out Hart’s heterosexuality, refuses to take no for an answer.

Now, there’s an important distinction to make here. The fear of rape is obviously legitimate and a man’s fear of being raped by another man while in prison is also understandable and by no means homophobic. It makes sense that the film would at least address this but what makes less sense is why the writers have such an obsession with the idea. It punctuates every other line of dialogue and not even in particularly inventive ways (the script is essentially multiple, exhaustive variations on “you’re going to get raped”).

Hart’s response to criticism, from a gay journalist at the time, was predictably unbothered. “Funny is funny, regardless of what area it’s coming from,” he said to HitFix’s Louis Virtel. The film was also released just months after The Wedding Ringer, a film described by The AV Club’s AA Dowd as “a 100-minute gay joke”.

So, a comedian, which Hart is, makes a movie that is, to some, not funny. To be honest I avoid all Will Ferrell movies because he is NOT FUNNY. And, sadly most comedies I have seen the last twenty years are not funny for what it is worth. But, I think the trend towards punishing anyone who makes an “offensive” remark is extremely dangerous. Frankly, this trend tends to discourage not only comedy, but also debate of any sort, and that is what is truly offensive.

So, now everything is RAAAAACIST!

Moonbattery exposes the latest Moonbat Lunacy!

These days, the slightest infraction against political correctness can destroy your career. That’s why it is essential that you keep your Newspeak Dictionary updated on a daily basis. The latest banned phrase is “Long time no see”:

That’s according to a student, Katrina Leibee, who writes for the campus paper, The Rocky Mountain Collegian. Leibee met with Zahra Al-Saloom, director of diversity and inclusion at [Colorado State University], who showed her a list of terms and phrases considered contrary to the university’s mission of fostering inclusion.

Good Freaking Grief!

Megyn Kelly the latest victim of Offendeditis

She dared offer a non-approved opinion, and now, she is out at NBC it seems

The extravagantly lucrative career of Megyn Kelly appears to be over. She has committed a capital thought crime:

Kelly will not be appearing on her NBC show on Thursday, two days after the host’s controversial comments…

Two sources close to the situation tell The Hill that NBC and Kelly are working on an exit deal.

Yes, her thought crime was that serious:

Kelly sparked criticism Tuesday when during a panel segment on her show, “Megyn Kelly Today,” regarding Halloween costumes, she said dressing up in blackface was considered fine when she was growing up “as long as you were dressing like a character.”

She pointed out that “Real Housewives” actress Luann de Lesseps once dressed up as Diana Ross, a black singer.

“People said that was racist and I don’t know, I felt like, who doesn’t love Diana Ross?” Kelly said on Tuesday.

The thought police at her own network came down fast and hard. Her guest panelist NBC News reporter Jacob Soboroff immediately called racism. Soon afterward,

On “NBC Nightly News” on Tuesday evening, anchor Lester Holt [a Person of Politically Preferred Pigmentation] addressed the Kelly issue. The next day, “Today” did another story on Kelly’s comments, as did MSNBC, which included anchor Craig Melvin [also a PPPP] calling Kelly’s comments “indefensible.”

This is why Kelly should not have apologized or grovelled to the perpetually aggrieved. She prostrated herself before the political correctors and still got the axe. There is really only one fitting response to these new Brownshirts

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Your Marxist Moron of the Day

I thought Marc Lamont’s Racial Obsession Syndrome had cost him TV appearances, but, no

CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill said that rape culture is so pervasive that he believes Brett Kavanaugh could have been telling the truth during his testimony last week despite having actually assaulted Dr. Ford back when they were in high school. He made the observation during a segment of “The Lead with Jake Tapper” on CNN Monday afternoon.

Say what now?

Hill added, “I think rape culture is so pervasive that it’s possible he’s not lying and still did it.”

Good Freaking Grief

 

Equality? No, Insanity!

National Treasure Michelle Malkin brings us the case of a son, punished for a remark his dad made., even before the son was born

Why screaming RAAAAACISM is not always correct

Another case of Racial Obsession Syndrome with a touch of Hyper Sensitivity Disorder thrown in for affect

OUMOU KANOUTE is a black student at Smith College with a summer job on campus. This is what happened as she ate lunch in a mostly empty dining hall one day last week:

A college employee saw her “laying on the couch” alone, mistook her for an unfamiliar male who “seem[ed] to be out of place,” and phoned the campus police. An unarmed officer was sent to check things out. He spoke politely to Kanoute, saw nothing was amiss, and left her in peace.

Here’s what didn’t happen:

Go read the rest, it shows how the left’s constant message of victimhood has driven some to scream racism, or sexism, or some other yet to be discovered “ism” over nothing