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Report: Anonymous Berkeley Professor Debunks BLM Narrative, Scolds Academics


Reported By Michael Austin | Published June 15, 2020 at 6:14pm

URL of the originating web site: https://www.westernjournal.com/anonymous-berkeley-professor-debunks-blm-narrative-scolds-academics-pushing/

A protester holds a Captain America Black Lives Matter shield while four symbolic funeral processions converge in downtown at the intersection of 1st St and Broadway on June 8, 2020, in Los Angeles.

A person purporting to be a University of California, Berkeley professor has had enough of these ideologies, however, and decided to speak out against them in an anonymous letter. The letter was first shared on Twitter by Tracy Beanz, editor in chief of UncoverDC. Wilfred Reilly, an assistant professor of political science at Kentucky State University, who is referenced in the letter, confirmed to The Western Journal that the letter had been sent out, but could not confirm the identity of the sender.

“I can’t confirm the sender. I was sent the letter, and will note that it contained direct e-mails for me, [economist Thomas Sowell] (via National Review), and what looked like much of the Berkeley History Department,” Reilly told The Western Journal in an email.

The letter began with the alleged professor apologizing for the need to remain anonymous, citing the prevalent nature of cancel culture in modern-day America.

“I am one of your colleagues at the University of California, Berkeley. I have met you both personally but do not know you closely, and am contacting you anonymously, with apologies. I am worried that writing this email publicly might lead to me losing my job, and likely all future jobs in my field,” the anonymous party wrote.

“In your recent departmental emails you mentioned our pledge to diversity, but I am increasingly alarmed by the absence of diversity of opinion on the topic of the recent protests and our community response to them.”

The letter then went on to explain the illogical reasoning behind critical race theory, the academic theory that played a major role in the popularization of ideas such as white privilege and systemic racism.

“The explanation provided in your documentation, to the near exclusion of all others, is univariate: the problems of the black community are caused by whites, or, when whites are not physically present, by the infiltration of white supremacy and white systemic racism into American brains, souls, and institutions. Many cogent objections to this thesis have been raised by sober voices, including from within the black community itself, such as Thomas Sowell and Wilfred Reilly,” the letter read.

“Black people are not incarcerated at higher rates than their involvement in violent crime would predict. This fact has been demonstrated multiple times across multiple jurisdictions in multiple countries. And yet, I see my department uncritically reproducing a narrative that diminishes black agency in favor of a white-centric explanation that appeals to the department’s apparent desire to shoulder the ‘white man’s burden’ and to promote a narrative of white guilt.”

The purported professor then proceeded to take the Black Lives Matter movement head-on, explaining his rejection of its “problematic view of history.”

“I personally don’t dare speak out against the BLM narrative, and with this barrage of alleged unity being mass-produced by the administration, tenured professoriat, the UC administration, corporate America, and the media, the punishment for dissent is a clear danger at a time of widespread economic vulnerability. I am certain that if my name were attached to this email, I would lose my job and all future jobs, even though I believe in and can justify every word I type.”

“The vast majority of violence visited on the black community is committed by black people. There are virtually no marches for these invisible victims, no public silences, no heartfelt letters from the UC regents, deans, and departmental heads. The message is clear: Black lives only matter when whites take them. Black violence is expected and insoluble, while white violence requires explanation and demands solution. Please look into your hearts and see how monstrously bigoted this formulation truly is.”

Rather than contending with the many counterpoints that the alleged professor made to the Black Lives Matter narrative, the U.C. Berkeley history department openly condemned the letter as “against our values as a department and our commitment to equity and inclusion.”


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An anonymous letter has been circulating, purportedly written by a @UCBHistory professor. We have no evidence that this letter was written by a History faculty member. We condemn this letter: it goes against our values as a department and our commitment to equity and inclusion.

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By dismissing the letter’s arguments out of hand, the department all but proved the writer to be correct in his or her evaluation of U.C. Berkeley and other Black Lives Matter advocates. The least Berkeley’s faculty could have done was put together a thoughtful rebuttal, but even that seemed to be too much to ask of them.

James Lindsay spoke to The Western Journal about the reported professor’s letter and what it meant for the social justice movement at large. Lindsay is a mathematician, political commentator and co-founder of the website New Discourses, an apolitical resource for those opposed to political correctness and the various ideologies of social justice.

When asked if this open condemnation of social justice politics was a trend in the right direction for American colleges, Lindsay seemed unconvinced.

“Colleges are not yet trending in a positive direction. It is probably the opposite, but there is still time to reverse that course if more academics and professors speak up like this. This is the kind of reply scholars should be making and then debating,” he told The Western Journal in an email.

When asked about claims made by the letter, he affirmed the anonymous professor’s assessment of critical race theory.

“I cannot speak to the specific data-driven claims, but the academic theory he cites (Critical Race Theory) is accurately described in terms of how poisonous, anti-intellectual, anti-society, and even intrinsically anti-black it is.”

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Left-wing officials angry that ‘anti-LGBTQ’ Franklin Graham, Samaritan’s Purse are helping NYC coronavirus victims. Officials get smacked right down.


Upon hearing the news that Samaritan’s Purse — the relief organization run by Christian evangelist Franklin Graham — is coming to the aid of coronavirus victims in New York City by setting up a temporary hospital in Central Park, a couple of officials were none too pleased.

A temporary hospital is built in Central Park during the coronavirus pandemic on Monday in New York City. The facility is a partnership between Mount Sinai Hospital and Christian humanitarian aid organization Samaritan’s Purse, and equipped with 68 beds to treat COVID-19 patients.Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images

Who are the officials, and what did they say?

First up was New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, who tweeted a statement berating the development: “Franklin Graham has a long history of spewing anti-LGBTQ hate speech, and I find it extremely troubling that he and his organization are involved in our relief efforts in any way. New York City is known around the world for its embrace of diversity, and Franklin Graham has spent his career standing against these values. I will be monitoring this situation closely and making sure that our city’s values are being represented at all times.”

Then there was New York state Sen. Brad Hoylman, who tweeted that “it’s a shame that the federal government has left New York with no other choice but to accept charity from bigots.”In a statement on his official Senate page, Hoylman called Graham a “notorious anti-LGBTQ pastor”and said he put Graham “on notice” that Samaritan’s Purse must “treat all COVID-19 patients equally at the new medical tents.”

Here’s Hoylman’s full statement:

COVID-19 doesn’t discriminate, and neither should Franklin Graham. It’s unacceptable that a New Yorker infected with COVID-19 could be subjected to discriminatory treatment from an organization whose leader calls us “immoral” and “detestable.”

Today I’m calling on Franklin Graham to publicly assure LGBTQ New Yorkers that they will receive the same treatment as anyone else at the Central Park field hospital. The City of New York and the Mount Sinai hospital network must monitor conditions closely at Graham’s facility and ensure every single LGBTQ patient is treated fairly. We cannot abandon our moral compass in the middle of a pandemic.

Sadly, beggars can’t be choosers: New York needs every ventilator we can get. But homophobic pastor Franklin Graham and his field hospital operation in Central Park must guarantee all LGBTQ patients with COVID-19 are treated with dignity and respect.

We’ll be watching.

Another view of the temporary hospitals set up in Central Park by Samaritan’s PursePhoto by Noam Galai/Getty Images

What was the reaction?

While Johnson and Hoylman tickled a few itching ears with their decidedly virtue-signaling statements, quite a few others found their words rather, er, prejudiced:

  • “The vast majority of voters see this as a group of well intended people bringing hope and light into a dark place right now. Put the partisan politics aside for a season and be thankful for the people willing to serve NYC. This is not the time to score political points sir.”
  • “Now we can all really see where the actual hate comes from.”
  • “As a gay New Yorker, I’d like to sit down with them over a cup of coffee and thank them for putting themselves in harm’s way. That’s how change of heart happens. They are risking their lives. We should be grateful.”
  • “It’s a shame that idiots like you would rather people die than have someone you don’t agree with help them.”
  • “Christians build a free hospital to help New Yorkers survive this crisis and you complain? Despicable.”
  • “Whose the bigot? Christians believe what they believe. Get over it. They love people they disagree with. Even you!”
  • “Let it go. They are compassionate and want to help. Now who’s the bigot?”
  • “Virtue-signaling boob.”
  • “And spare us your woke outrage. Holding a sincerely held religious belief about marriage (I personally think his scripture read is wrong) is not the same as hate speech. Your religious intolerance in the name of wokeness is a bigger threat to our republic.”
  • “It’s pretty clear who’s there to help New Yorkers and who’s there to mouth off on twitter and do absolutely nothing.”

How did Graham respond?

“We do not make distinctions about an individual’s religion, race, sexual orientation, or economic status. We certainly do not discriminate, and we have a decades-long track record that confirms just that,” Graham told NBC News in a statement. “This is a time for all of us to unite and work together, regardless of our political views. Let’s support one another during this crisis, and we pray that God will bless the efforts of all those battling this vicious virus.”

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Black Democrats and ‘Thug Worship’


Written By Kevin Jackson | 

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Leftist blacks accuse black Conservatives of being sellouts. They claim that black Conservatives are not “down for the cause”. That’s code for, “Even when black people do bad, support them”.

So if a black man commits a heinous black crime, even against other blacks, we make excuses. I documented this curious oddity in my book Race Pimping.

So when a black thug got killed in Memphis, the support rolled in.

Police shot and killed black man Brandon Webber. And despite the fact that Brandon Webber deserved, repeat deserved to be shot and killed, black people need to riot.

Matt Miller of The Daily Caller explains.

Webber responded to a Facebook ad put out by the victim to sell his car. The two then went for a test drive of the vehicle on Monday, June 3. As the victim stepped out of the car, Webber reportedly shot him five times before driving away. The victim is still alive and is currently in the hospital, DeSoto County District Attorney General John Champion told reporters at a press conference, according to ABC News.

Do you think these Democrat-trained Negroes care one iota for the innocent victim who only wanted to sell his car?

Of course not. As Webber obviously needed the car more than the actual owner.

Anyway, after the shooting police got involve. I guess what I’m saying is the cops didn’t randomly select Webber to torment.

The article continues,

A federal fugitive task force was seeking Webber in Memphis on multiple arrest warrants related to his alleged involvement in the shooting. Webber reportedly crashed his vehicle into police cars Wednesday night, starting an altercation that would result in his death.

So in other words, when police closed in on a man guilty of theft and attempted murder who rammed their cars, Webber put up a fight. Next, police shot the man.

Webber’s death ignited anti-police riots across the Memphis. In the melee 36 police officers were injured, six of whom were hospitalized, according to ABC News. The mayor of Memphis Jim Strickland reported that several police cars were vandalized during the rioting, and the windows of a fire station were shattered. Rioters reportedly threw rocks and bricks at police, prompting the use of tear gas by police to break up the crowds. All of this for a thug who tried to kill an innocent man.

So I ask black Leftists, “What the hell is wrong with you clowns?!” Who stands up for a thug like this? This goes beyond reason and logic to an obscene place.

Police did their job…period!

Feminist Rips the ‘Women’s March’ for Not Addressing Any of the Important Issues



Reported By Karista Baldwin | January 20, 2019 at 7:49am

One self-described radical feminist is speaking out against the Women’s March for its failing to focus on actual women’s issues.

Phyllis Chesler, a long-time feminist and a professor of psychology and women’s studies, called the march “a con job” and criticized it for its unfit leadership.

In an opinion piece published by Fox News on Saturday, Chesler voiced her disapproval of the latest wave of feminism.  She wrote that the marches are “stage events, not revolutions,” and lamented the loss of “a vibrant and radical feminist movement.”

Now 78, Chesler is considered part of “second-wave feminism,” the movement that ushered in the sexual revolution (and legalized abortion). She believes that the current feminist movement is no longer really concerned with women’s issues. Instead, feminism is now about intersectionality and identity politics, at the cost of real women’s liberation.

“The Women’s March addresses things like ‘immigration reform’ and ‘police violence against black men;’ they say they are ‘anti-racists,’ more than they are ‘anti-sexists;’ and they prioritize ‘queer and transgender’ politics, but never plain old garden variety women’s issues,” Chesler wrote.

She complained about how the leaders of the Women’s March are branded like actors and reality show celebrities, unlike the members of grassroots movements Chesler was a part of. Chesler expressed disapproval of modern feminism’s convoluted identity politics, where members get points for their minority statuses. She also bashed the march for its anti-Semitism, pointing to claims that Jewish leaders were pushed out of the group. Chesler believes that the few Jewish members of the march’s committee, “have mainly been chosen as window dressing and as proof of intersectionality.’”

She argued that current feminist leaders’ obsession with inclusiveness trumps their concern with women’s rights in Third World countries. Chesler called out Women’s March leader Linda Sarsour for failing to condemn the human rights abuses in Muslim states.

“Sex trafficking? Child marriage? FGM? Forced face veiling? Honour killing? None of these issues are being addressed by the American Women’s March leadership,” Chesler wrote.

Many conservatives have voiced similar confusion over the broad range of issues that are now being grouped under the name of “feminism.” However, the fact that Chesler’s criticism comes from an old-school feminist’s perspective says a lot about how far gone the modern feminist movement has come. The left is imploding on itself. Liberals can’t sustain coherence with their identity politics-focused model because it’s inherently divisive. Leftists compete with each other to see who’s more oppressed, and bash anyone they deem “privileged.” They demonize Americans by carelessly throwing around labels like “racist” and “Nazi,” and are therefore deathly afraid of the labels being turned on them.

As Chesler wrote, this comes at the price of real crises that need attention. Tied up in their own identity politics, liberals are often silent on the issues they should be helping, like the sexist practices rampant in radical Islam.

Feminism is no longer feminist enough for people like Chesler. Some African-Americans are no longer considered “black enough” for liberals. Prominent gays and lesbians are criticized for not advocating for gay rights in the politically correct way. And even old-line feminists are starting to notice.

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Thought Police: Public University’s Rules Now Prohibit Offensive Facial Expressions


Reported By Benjamin Arie | December 12, 2018 at 5:53pm

When George Orwell famously wrote about a dystopian future where your every thought is monitored, he shouldn’t have set it in Great Britain. It would have been much more accurate had he instead written about American college campuses. We’ve known about the alarming trend of coddling and control at colleges for a while, but it may be getting worse. At the publicly-funded University of Montana Western, college administrators seem to be doing their best Big Brother impressions.

That university recently published a policy which threatens punitive action against students for making — wait for it — “mean facial expressions.”

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“While discussions may become heated and passionate, they should never become mean, nasty or vindictive in spoken or printed or emailed words, facial expressions, or gestures,” the official Civility Standards at Montana Western declare.

Who decides what a mean facial expression looks like? Nobody seems to know.

“The policy says students must promote an atmosphere of civility and that their discussions should never become ‘mean, nasty, or vindictive,’ but those are all entirely subjective terms that could be applied to punish constitutionally protected speech,” Laura Beltz of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education explained to Campus Reform.

She’s right: People use a variety of facial expressions when upset, flustered or merely just excited. If you roll your eyes or raise your eyebrows, is your academic career over?

“If it is the responsibility for students to uphold these standards, it follows that they may be punished for perceived violations of these standards, in this case, for failing to promote civility or for having a discussion that is deemed mean, nasty, or vindictive,” Beltz pointed out.

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Being punished for making a face seems like something that belongs in kindergarten, not a major university attended by serious young adults. But that certainly seems to be how the policy is written.

“According to the policy, violations of the Student Code of Conduct can result in suspension of a student’s technology account, suspension, or in extreme cases, expulsion,” explained Campus Reform.

“Even if the policy isn’t actually applied that way, students who read the policy and see how vague it is are likely to self-censor instead of taking the risk that something they say will be seen as mean, nasty, vindictive, or not civil,” Beltz added. “This sort of chilling effect on protected speech is unacceptable at a public university like Montana Western.”

If someone doesn’t think these kinds of policies could be used to infringe on free speech and inspire proverbial witch hunts, they probably haven’t been paying attention.

We’ve already seen hysterical reactions to imagined “hate crimes,” which more often than not turn out to be wildly exaggerated or blatant hoaxes. And as everyone from the Duke lacrosse team to Rolling Stone magazine found out, due process can be quickly tossed aside when there’s a social justice crusade.

There have also been countless cases of free speech infringement throughout American campuses, and students with conservative views are often the ones being silenced.

Everyone agrees that civility is important. But by trying to monitor and enforce every element of human interaction and speech, down to which facial expressions somebody uses during a debate, campus busy-bodies have lost the plot.

The real world is not a safe space free of triggering facial expressions and terrifying eye rolls, and it’s ridiculous to pretend that this is what increasingly irrelevant universities need. Let’s try more freedom of speech, not less.

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Pastor ripped for ousting female-clad male congregant


Reported by Michael F. Haverluck (OneNewsNow.com) | Wednesday, November 14, 2018

French City Refuses To Honor Slain Police Officer for Fear of Offending Muslims


Reported By Lisa Payne-Naeger | October 17, 2018 at 5:04pm

Under any other circumstances, a law enforcement officer who sacrificed his life to save that of another, whether or not it was in the line of duty, would be widely heralded as a hero. No question.

Arnaud Beltrame was a lieutenant colonel with the National Police in Marseille, France, and he lost his life in the line of duty. He was killed by 25-year-old Radouane Lakdim, a Moroccan-born Muslim terrorist.

Beltrame was certainly a man worthy of honors. But according to Voice of Europe, recognition for his bravery doesn’t seem to be in the cards.

CNN reported the incidents that led to Beltrame’s death in March.

“Interior Minister Gérard Collomb said the officer, a lieutenant colonel with the National Police, offered to exchange himself for one of the female hostages being held inside the Super U supermarket in Trèbes.

“When the officer went inside the supermarket, shots were fired. The lieutenant colonel had his phone on, so police could hear his interactions with the gunman, Collomb said. As soon as they heard gunfire, police went in,” reported CNN.

The standoff lasted more than three hours. Lakdim was killed by police and Beltrame died later of stab wounds.

American Military News reported that the 15th district in Marseille is said to have a significant population of jihadists. Just five months prior to Beltrame’s death, two women were killed by an ISIS terrorist in the same area.

“ISIS-linked news outlet, Amaq News Agency, published a statement in which they referred to the terrorist as a ‘soldier’ of ISIS who carried out their attack on a U.S. ally involved in efforts against ISIS in Syria and Iraq,” AMN wrote.

President Emmanuel Macron had high praises for the slain officer.

“Our country has suffered an Islamist terrorist attack. We’ve paid the price of the danger of the terrorist threat in blood for several years,” Macron said, according to CNN.

“The forces of order intervened with remarkable speed, both to contain the individual who hid away with his hostages, to help one of the victims who was still alive who he had left in the surrounding area. He has saved lives, and done his role and his country proud.”

So, what problem could there be in honoring such a brave man?

In March, the people of France were attempting to honor the bravery of Beltrame after his death and preparing for a “day of tribute,” but sentiments soon changed. As officials in Marseille worked to make a memorial to Beltrame, they hit a road block. Political correctness run amok.

“Attempts to name the city’s 15th district after Beltrame were recently rejected over concerns of offending the Muslim community, AMN reported.

Marseille’s 7th district National Rally mayor Stephane Ravier said the proposal was refused during a town council meeting. Ravier exclaimed that it was the first time the “Leftist elected officials, socialist and communist” refused such an honor in the 15th district. He claimed their excuse for denying Beltrame a place of honor was because they were afraid of offending the Muslim population and possible retaliation for their public praise of Beltrame.

“Leftist elected officials, socialist and communist, refused that a place in the 15th district be named after Arnaud Beltrame, in the first time, they’ve said, under fallacious pretext, that this place wasn’t prestigious enough, before telling the truth in these terms: we are on the field, we witnessed that the population has changed and if we give the name of Arnaud Beltrame in this district, the population will take that as a provocation,” Ravier said, according to Voice of Europe.

Americans should take a swift lesson from this politically correct travesty in France. Such a sad ending to a tragic story for Beltrame, a true hero. He deserves better. And so do the people of France who are living under the threat of terror.

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Commentary: Norway’s Boardroom Gender Quota Didn’t Work. California May Try It Anyway.


California aims to experiment with a gender boardroom quota law that has been tried in countries all over Europe. (Photo: Mike Blake/Reuters/Newscom)

The latest craze is a bill that would force publicly held companies to put women on their boards by 2019. Specifically, companies would have to add at least one woman to their board by the end of 2019, and by the end of 2021 the boards must be made up by at least 40 percent women, depending on the size.

All this, under the threat of heavy fines.

The legislation passed through the California Legislature and awaits signature by Gov. Jerry Brown. If Brown signs the measure into law, it would make California the first state to have such a mandatory quota.

The legislation likely runs afoul of the California Constitution and the Constitution of the United States, but it’s also a terrible idea on its own merits.

Over the last decade, numerous European countries—France, Germany, and Italy, among others—have adopted similar laws with generally negative results.

Norway was the first country to do so, and the results have been lackluster to say the least. Norway adopted a gender boardroom quota in 2006, requiring 40 percent of publicly traded corporate boards be comprised of women.

The result, according to The Washington Times, is that numerous Norwegian companies have either left the country or changed their practices to skirt the law.

“The number of public limited firms in Norway by 2009 was less than 70 percent of the number in 2001, according to the study, while the number of privately held firms not subject to the gender quotas jumped by more than 30 percent,” according to The Washington Times.

This won’t be good for California, which already has a problem with businesses pulling up stakes and moving elsewhere.

Though proponents of the law claimed it would improve businesses by forcing them to include more women in the upper echelons of power, there is little evidence that’s the case.

A 2012 study found that the “constraint imposed by the quota caused a significant drop in the stock price at the announcement of the law.”

“The quota led to younger and less experienced boards, increases in leverage and acquisitions, and deterioration in operating performance, consistent with less capable boards,” the study found.

In a review of the gender quota laws across Europe, The Economist concluded that they have not “proved their worth.”

Among The Economist’s findings was that the law has failed to open up jobs for women in the “lower levels of the corporate hierarchy.” The women who are succeeding in this system are typically from a limited pool that now receives additional opportunities and higher pay from multiple companies that want their services.

So, the women in the thin slice at the top do great because companies need to fill their quotas.

The fact that the quotas have had either negligible or negative impact on businesses is already problematic, but it’s also worth considering the message that’s being sent to women. The policy essentially amounts to affirmative action, which can provoke doubt in the actual capabilities of those who are promoted to high positions, whether that doubt is warranted or not.

As Carrie Lukas, managing director of the nonprofit Independent Women’s Forum, argued in The New York Times, gender quota laws are a bad way to ensure more women get into corporate boardrooms, regardless of intent.

“Board quotas may seem like a convenient shortcut to workplace equality, but they are not—nor are they a long-term solution,” Lukas wrote. “A distraction at best, they may undo women’s historic gains by suggesting that we cannot succeed on our own.”

One of the things that infuriated Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in his career as a lawyer was the condescending attitude insinuating that he got to where he is only through an affirmative action boost. In some ways, he saw it as worse than open bigotry.

California’s law will create the same perception of female executives, even for those who rose on merit alone—especially if the quotas foist underqualified candidates onto boards that only increase the perception that women aren’t up to the job.

Even some feminists recognize that using government power to force companies to hire more women is counterproductive regardless of end goals.

The evidence is clear. Boardroom quotas are simply a bad idea that should be left in Europe.

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Overnight Dairy Queen Just Enraged Every Democrat With New Warning Sign


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There was a time when social media was used to post funny pictures of our kids, adorable pet videos, and of course, the obligatory dinner plate, however, now it has been taken over by social justice warriors. We have all seen these keyboard warriors online with their unchecked virtue signaling and shrill screams that everyone is a racist or bigot that voted for Donald Trump. These entitled leftists scour the county looking for ways to be offended in order to post it online for all to see. So, when one Wisconsin Dairy Queen posted a politically incorrect sign in their window it was inevitable that liberals would soon be triggered, and of course, we were not disappointed.

Wisconsin Dairy Queen owner Kevin Scheunemann has created quite the stir on social media and it was not for his delicious frozen treats. Scheunemann posted on his door a sign that the left would deem as politically incorrect, and in all reality, it isn’t. The simple sign consists of a list of sayings and core values that the majority of Americans in our country hold dear, but leave it a liberal to find that offensive.

“I felt the sign was appropriate to hang in terms of being transparent about the views of the owner and staff supporting God and country,” Scheunemann explained to CBS 58.
“It just seems that those kinds of values and principles are becoming controversial in society,” he added. 

The sign has hung there for the last four years without a problem, but that streak ended about a week ago when one snowflake saw the sign and took to social media to complain. Ashley Coleman saw the sign hanging outside the door and was triggered by the sentiment and needed to take a snapshot of the sign.

“I find this extremely offensive,” whined an Oregon woman who goes by the name Ashley Coleman on Facebook. “Please speak with the franchise owner,” she added.

The post quickly picked up steam on Facebook as over a thousand people shared it and over two people commented, but if Coleman thought the town would get behind her she would be sorely mistaken. In fact, the community in this small town has rallied around the Dairy Queen seemingly in agreement with sign’s views. 

Daily Wire reported:

“Business is good,” noted local CBS reporter Julie Parise, “thanks in part to a sign that’s hanging on the front door.”

Business owners in the area also came to Scheunemann’s defense.

“He posted it on the door so you see it before you walk in,” said local store owner April Serwe. “You don’t have to walk in if you don’t agree with it.”

Some Kewaskum residents even said the sign is unnecessary since most all of them “share the same values,” notes CBS 58.

“In this small community, I don’t think it’s a problem,” said local Liz Torrison. “We’re all just liking each other and having fun.”

Dairy Queen has not dictated the owner take down the sign, but they did distance themselves from the poster in a statement:

American Dairy Queen Corporation does not encourage our independently owned and operated franchisees to post non-business related messages in their locations or on their external reader boards. This sign expresses the views of this independent owner only and does not speak for ADQ Corporation or any of our other independent franchise owners. We expect our franchisees and employees to treat every person who walks through our doors with the utmost dignity and respect. Nothing less is acceptable.

Scheunemann said he’d be willing to make accommodations for anyone uncomfortable with the declarations made by the poster.

There is nothing wrong with anything that was said on this sign but leave it to a liberal to be triggered by it. America is a melting pot but that does not mean we need to abandon our customs for others people’s feelings. If they do not like that this place says Merry Christmas then are free to go to a place that says Happy Holidays and so forth. Being offended by something does not mean they get to force other people to see it their way it just simply means that is their views. To many people that seem simple enough but thanks to the liberal indoctrination, these entitled leftists believe everyone must bend to them. It will take time to fix this mess, but until then we cannot bend to these liberal idiots and we must continue forging on.

 

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Snowman Saga: Modern Life in Trigger-Happy America!


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By Anonymous

It snowed all night long, so the morning went like this:

8:00 I made a snowman

8:10 A feminist passed by and asked me why I didn’t make a snow woman.

8:15 So, I made a snow woman. 

8:17 The neighbors’ nanny complained about the snow woman’s voluptuous chest.

8:20 The gay couple living nearby grumbled that it could have been two snowmen instead.

8:25 The vegans at No. 12 complained about the carrot nose, as veggies are food and not to decorate snow figures with.

8:28 I was called a racist because the snow couple is white.

8:31 The Muslim gent across the road wanted the snow woman to wear a headscarf.

8:40 Someone called the cops who showed up to see what was going on.

8:42 I was told that the broomstick of the snowman needs to be removed because it could be used as a deadly weapon. Things got worse after I mutter : “Yeah, if it’s up your a**”

8:45 Local TV news crew showed up. I was asked if I knew the difference between snowmen and snow-women? I reply, “Snowballs” and am called a sexist.

8:52 My phone was seized and thoroughly checked while I was blindfolded and flown to the police station in a helicopter.

9:00 I was in the news as a suspected terrorist bent on stirring up trouble during this difficult weather.

9:10 I was asked if I have any accomplices.

9:29 A little known jihadist group has claimed it was their plot.

There is no moral to this story. It’s just the America we live in today!

Clarence Thomas is Fed Up With People Playing Victim


Authored By Kevin Daley | February 15, 2018 at 4:51pm

URL of the original posting site: https://www.westernjournal.com/clarence-thomas-fed-people-playing-victim/

Justice Clarence Thomas decried the contemporary culture of victimhood during remarks Thursday, telling an audience at the Library of Congress that constant aggrievement would exhaust the country.

Ever a touchstone for controversy on racial issues, the justice-related a story from a recent trip to Kansas, where a black college student told him she was primarily interested in school work, and less interested in the political tumult gripping college campuses.

“At some point we’re going to be fatigued with everybody being a victim,” he said.

Thomas has struck similar cords throughout his public life.

He appeared on Laura Ingraham’s Fox News program in November 2017, and suggested contemporary activists could learn would benefit from the example of his grandparents, who exhibited quiet fortitude during the heady days of white supremacy.

He made his Thursday remark in the context of a broader discussion about his childhood. Thomas was born in Georgia’s coastal lowlands among impoverished Gullah-speakers and spent his childhood working his grandfather’s farm.  He likened his upbringing to Kathryn Stockett’s 2009 novel “The Help” as most of the women in his life, including his mother, were domestics in white households.

Given the few options open to blacks in the Jim Crow south, Thomas’ family felt they had no choice but to do the best with what they had. The justice detects the hand of providence in those select opportunities open to him, like parochial education and Savannah’s Carnegie library, which served the black population.

“You always have to play the hand you’re dealt,” he said. “If you’re dealt a bad hand, you still have to play it.” 

As detailed in his 2008 memoir, he inherited these sensibilities from his grandfather. Thomas was sent to live with his grandparents after a fire ravaged his mother’s home during his childhood. By Thomas’ telling, his grandfather was the defining figure of his life. When he joined the Supreme Court in 1991, his wife commissioned a bust featuring his grandfather’s favorite quote.

“His favorite quote was ‘Old Man Can’t is dead. I helped bury him,’” Thomas said. 

A version of this article appeared on The Daily Caller News Foundation website.

Anti-PC Professor Suing NYU Speaks Out


Reported by Patrick Granger | Contributor | 10:45 PM 01/15/2018

Michael Rectenwald (courtesy of Michael Rectenwald)

Michael Rectenwald — the PC-bashing, “deplorable” New York University professor behind the Twitter handle @antipcnyuprof — is suing NYU and four of his colleagues for defamation, alleging that he was subjected to a campaign of ostracism and harassment when he criticized campus political correctness.

Rectenwald’s suit, filed in Manhattan Supreme Court on Friday, alleges that current and former NYU faculty members used official email distribution lists to defame him in May of 2017, calling him a “right-wing misogynist,” an “asshole” and “Satan” in messages sent to over 100 NYU faculty and administrators.

When contacted by The Daily Caller, John Beckman, New York University’s chief spokesman, brusquely dismissed the allegations. “The suit is without merit,” Beckman stated.

If Professor Rectenwald is a villain, he is a surprisingly personable one. Having readily agreed to an interview to discuss the state of campus politics, the 58-year-old instructor and author cracked a few jokes before spending nearly two hours reflecting on the smear campaign he says he endured when he spoke out against PC obsession on campus. [Disclaimer: the author of this article is a senior at New York University]

“The thing that is interesting here is that they were saying that because I don’t think like them, I am sick and mentally ill,” Rectenwald said. “So you have to be crazy to not believe what they do. Now, it may be true that you have to be crazy to say it, because look what happened!”So what inspired Rectenwald, a former self-declared “longtime communist” and “ex-leftist,” to crusade against the screeching menace of campus leftism?

“In the fall of 2016,” the NYU professor recounted, “I was noting an increase of this social justice ideology on campuses, and it started to really alarm me. I saw it coming home to roost here at NYU, with the creation of the bias reporting hotline, and with the cancellation of the Milo Yiannopoulos talk because someone might walk past it and hear something which might ‘trigger’ them.”

Rectenwald, an ardent free speech advocate, took great issue with the proliferation of “no platforming” activism across college campuses. But he became especially concerned with the prevalence of what he calls “pure indoctrination” in the classroom:

It says so much to me that Stanford admitted a student who [submitted] one ‘essay’ for admission that said #BlackLivesMatter 100 times. That was one of his ‘essays.’ They admitted him to Stanford in a year during which they had the smallest ever freshman class in the history of the university; furthermore, they said they had an extremely rich field intellectually and diversity-wise. So here is a major top-flight university in the United States that is essentially saying that it is extremely important that universities have social justice sloganeering on campus, and that they have these acolytes who will repeat, ad nauseam, certain phrases.

Rectenwald stated that on Facebook, one former friend of his (a Marxist feminist) bragged that by the end of her course, “every student was now an avowed Marxist feminist.”

“I was the only person that demurred,” he remarked of the post. “I said, ‘I have to beg to differ that this is the objective of any course.’ If you have a teleological model of pedagogy in which you are trying to steer students to a particular end, that is not teaching. That is actually indoctrination. You can do that if you have a political party, but this is absolutely not the role of education, at all. This is absolutely anti-education and anti-intellectual.”

Rectenwald also articulated fears that turning campuses into surveillance states will only exacerbate the anti-individualism and cult-like tribalism he is already witnessing:

Harvard has a social justice activist student extension of their administration. Several other universities as well… They’re even calling them ‘Social Justice Aides,’ et cetera, and they’re paying them really good money – like $15 an hour – to surveil the rest of the student body, to be the extra eyes and ears for microaggression detection. And then they have apps for the phone. Instead of having to go open up a website and click on a link to report a bias incident, you can just open up an app on the phone and report the bias right there on the spot.

Rectenwald expressed concern that such a system makes it even easier for campus collectivists, postmodernist professors and activist administrators to exercise power over those who refuse to conform to the progressive orthodoxy. In essence, the campus becomes a miniature Stasi state, in which every student is a potential informant and every action is a potentially actionable microaggression – regardless of intent. 

“And these infractions are never defined, by the way,” Rectenwald added. “There is no definition of ‘bias’ on many university websites … There is no definition of what a ‘microaggression’ is, and there is no definition of what constitutes a bias infraction… And, as far as we know, most administrations won’t answer any questions about anything. There is no transparency.”

The professor explained that as he grew increasingly frustrated with the illiberal agenda he witnessed taking root, social media played a key role in bringing about his “social justice tipping point.” That arrived when he shared a news article on Facebook. The article focused on a student from the University of Michigan who, when he was offered the chance to claim any pronoun he wished, chose to be referred to as “His Majesty.”

“All I did was post the link to the article,” Rectenwald recounted, with an expression of bemused disbelief. “Then, I went to teach two classes in a row. When I came back after that, there were hundreds of scathing posts marked by vile vituperation against me for being a transphobe, for committing discursive violence, and for betraying the trans community.”

Shortly thereafter, the deplorable professor made the decision that solidified his status as an outsider within his own university. He took up Twitter, and pulled no punches.

“That was the root of all evil,” he said with a chuckle. In an interview with the Washington Square News in October of 2016, he outed himself as the operator of the controversial Twitter account. According to Rectenwald, this was the moment that “all hell broke loose.”

Virtually overnight, he became a social pariah, losing hundreds of Facebook friends and being shunned by colleagues. When asked how his colleagues responded to his newfound celebrity — or infamy —

Rectenwald indicated that although he had previously assumed that most of his colleagues liked him, many must have harbored animosity stemming from his publishing success. After the unmasking, they had no qualms about openly displaying their disgust.

“For the first semester,” he recalled, “[it was] 100 percent shunning. Since the first semester, I’ve had a peeling off of about three to five people out of 100 and something. There was a peeling off of a few people who would actually say hello… That was very rare. Everyone else averts their gaze, or gives me this look like I’m a moral leper, or they try to avoid me. One person refused to get on an elevator with me, because I suppose moral leprosy is contagious. They really are quite histrionic.”

Rectenwald claimed that mere days after he violated safe space orthodoxy by daring to “come out,” he was accosted in an open letter written by several colleagues from his department in the Liberal Studies Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Working Group.

“We fully support Professor Rectenwald’s right to speak his mind and we welcome civil discourse on the issues that concern him,” the letter concluded. “But as long as he airs his views with so little appeal to evidence and civility, we must find him guilty of illogic and incivility in a community that predicates its work in great part on rational thought and the civil exchange of ideas. The cause of Professor Rectenwald’s guilt is certainly not, in our view, his identity as a cis, white, straight male. The cause of his guilt is the content and structure of his thinking.” (Emphasis added by TheDC)

Rectenwald stated that being found guilty of committing thought crime only reinforced his convictions regarding the illiberal state of campus leftism. According to the professor, the Liberal Studies Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Working Group’s authoritarian response — and the university’s seeming support of it — reflected the worst tendencies of Maoist struggle sessions and autocritique.

Additionally, according to Rectenwald, NYU’s lukewarm response to left-wing political violence at events featuring conservative speakers Gavin McInnes and Milo Yiannopoulos provided evidence that the administration is being cowed by radical leftists – or, at the very least, is turning a blind eye to their activities.

I like to call it the ‘Conformity, Inequity and Exclusion Group,’” Rectenwald responded. “I call it that because their enforced orthodoxy is to conform to this prescribed ideology, be deemed a lesser being if you don’t, and then hopefully be excluded from the university – which is what they tried to do with this letter. This letter was a response to my interview, which was given to the Washington Square News, and this letter represents an official NYU committee. That means that that letter carried the force of the dean of our program.”

Rectenwald, a free speech advocate, said that he considers this caustic letter problematic not because it criticized him, but because it represented the official position of the dean – and, by extension, the university.

“That letter was official,” he explained. “That was official. That’s, like, ex cathedra right there. In other words, that came from an official committee. … That means the university took a particular position on this issue and also made extremely inaccurate responses to what I said. They accused me of ad hominem remarks, and they must not know the definition of ad hominem. I spoke of no individuals at all. I never mentioned a single person!”

Rectenwald minced no words when describing the colleagues who lambasted him.

“The people who headed that committee at the time were largely writing factory people, and they’re very anti-intellectual,” he told me. “I remember in early meetings of the writing faculty committees, I would talk about things like having an argument in your paper, and I was given a cross look like I was Satan because I mentioned a thesis statement. That was a verboten idea, because you’re supposed to be gushing some impressionistic horse sh*t all day, I suppose.”

Rectenwald’s unmasking brought him even more fame and infamy, and he was summoned to the dean’s office within days of going public.

“So the dean comes up to me,” he recounted, “about four inches away while I’m walking in and we’re shaking hands, and whispers to me, ‘this has nothing to do with your Twitter account or the publicity you’re receiving. I just want you to know that.’ Whispered it. I said, ‘Oh, okay.’ But I’m thinking, why then did you do it like this? If it had nothing to do with that, why did you say that first? Usually when people make statements like that, it means exactly the opposite. And that’s exactly what it meant.”

After the awkward handshake, Rectenwald said he was informed that several colleagues were worried about his mental state due to the views he expressed, and he was pressured to take a leave of absence.

The NYU professor added that he had been waiting for news on a promotion for six months, and that although he had agreed to take the leave, it was in no way voluntary, because he felt that he had no real choice.

NYU, on the other hand, has maintained that Rectenwald voluntarily took the leave of absence. In response to his statements to the press, the university released an email exchange between Rectenwald and the Dean of Liberal Studies.

“The fact of the matter,” Liberal Studies Dean Fred Schwarzbach stated in an email to Rectenwald on November 11, 2016, “is that this leave has nothing to do with your opinions or your take on the academy and was not involuntary; rather, the truth is, the leave is something you said you wanted and needed.”

Rectenwald returned from his leave of absence last year, and was granted the promotion he had been waiting on. This was a major relief because the meeting had left him worried that he might well lose his job, and the raise was necessary for him to be able to afford to live and work in Manhattan.  According to Rectenwald, the welcome pay bump and promotion may well have been a result of the university’s instincts for self-preservation, not any true belief in the importance of free thought and diverse viewpoints. By keeping him around, Rectenwald argued, NYU shielded itself from one potential lawsuit for discrimination or retaliation.

But Rectenwald maintains that the university never adequately addressed the smear campaign and ostracism. Once he returned from his leave, he was asked if he wanted to move offices to get away from his liberal studies colleagues, an offer he accepted.

Now, seeking refuge from his leftist colleagues’ supposed witch-hunt, he remains “holed up” in the Russian department. Given the left’s obsession with the Russian collusion narrative, Rectenwald finds this development particularly amusing.

Looking ahead to the future of academia, the polarizing professor is optimistic. He is of the opinion that identity politics and social justice movements, especially on campuses, have morphed into a sort of religion with cult-like recruitment. But, as frustrated as he is by the current trend, he thinks it can be reversed.

Rectenwald is by no means alone in his skepticism of PC culture and its collectivist tendencies. He has a friendly relationship with the University of Toronto’s Professor Jordan Peterson, as well as fellow NYU Professor Jonathan Haidt, the founder of Heterodox Academy, which encourages diversity of thought on college campuses. 

Rectenwald believes that young people are especially hungry for Peterson’s and Haidt’s ideas, yearning to think critically after having to sit through classes marked by “mindless indoctrination.” Professor Rectenwald believes that the proponents of safe spaces and trigger warnings will one day wake up, venture out into the world and find it to be very different from the pipe dream of the intersectional left. It will be a rude awakening, but Rectenwald believes that sanity will prevail in the fight against campus orthodoxy, ideological enslavement and totalitarian impulses.

As the interview concluded, Rectenwald was deep in thought. “We’re gonna win,” he said in a measured tone, nodding his head. “It’s gonna be tough, but we’re gonna win.”

 

As UK Slams Trump for “Islamaphobic Tweets,” Their Terror Levels Hit Record High


Posted By V Saxena | November 30, 2017 at 10:28am

URL of the original posting site: https://conservativetribune.com/uk-terror-levels-hit-record-high/?

Despite complaints from U.K. officials about President Donald Trump’s decision this week to retweet the allegedly “anti-Muslim” video posts of a British anti-Islam activist, evidence suggests both Trump and the activist he retweeted have valid points about radical Islam’s presence in Europe — and especially the U.K.

In a stunning report published Wednesday, The Guardian revealed that “the number of people arrested for terrorism-linked offences (in the U.K.) rose by more than two-thirds to a record 379 in the 12 months to June — one of the most intense periods for terrorist attacks in recent history.”

Of those 379 suspects, nearly a third were eventually charged with terrorism offenses, while nearly 18 percent still face further investigation.

The publication of this report occurred on the same day that Trump retweeted three video posts from British activist Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of British First, a reportedly “far-right” political party that opposes mass migration.

One of the video posts showed radical Muslims pushing a teenage boy off a roof and then beating him to death, while the second video showed Muslims destroying a statue of the Virgin Mary. According to The Daily Wire, the first video was shot in Egypt five years ago, while the second video was shot in Syria one year later. In a third video retweet, a Dutch boy could be seen beating up another Dutch boy, though Fransen mistakenly claimed one of the boys was Muslim.

Following the U.S. president’s retweets, a number of prominent British officials condemned Trump, including Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London.

British Prime Minister Theresa May chimed in as well, decrying Britain First as “a hateful organization” that “seeks to sow division and hate and mistrust in our communities,” according to ABC News. “It stands in opposition to our fundamental values we hold as a country.”

But as noted by Robert Spencer, a Fox News contributor known for his criticisms of Islam, those castigating Trump seemed more focused on whom he retweeted versus the actual content of the tweets.

“I have not seen any Muslim spokesmen say, ‘There is a problem (in Islam) we need to deal with,’” he said in a statement to Breitbart. “They are all just criticizing Trump. … (Former President Barack) Obama did everything he could to whitewash the image of Islam — Trump is calling attention to atrocities that are committed in the name of name of Islam.”

As well as the rise of radicalism across the world, but especially so in the U.K.

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A Moving Violation

Political correctness is at the root cause 8 people died in New York City by an radical Islamic terrorist.

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Hollywood is Finally caught up in it own web of political correctness, revealing its Hypocrisy with sacred leftist causes .

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Boy Scouts Want To Let Girls In, Girl Scouts Are Mad


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URL of the original posting site: https://www.westernjournalism.com/boy-scouts-want-let-girls-girl-scouts-mad/?

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In an historic move for one of the largest youth organizations in the United States, the Boy Scouts of America announced Wednesday that they will begin to allow the admittance of girls. A new program will be created for older girls wishing to join the organization and the curriculum will be similar to that currently used for Boy Scouts, Fox News reported. 

In a unanimous vote, the Boy Scouts board of directors in Texas opted for the historic change to the organization, which has mostly served young men and boys since its inception more than a century ago.

However, there is notably one organization that is not happy with the decision by the BSA.

The Girl Scouts have publicly spoken out against the initiative, suggesting it would strain the relationship between the two groups and accusing the BSA of simply looking to boost revenue.

“I formally request that your organization stay focused on serving the 90 percent of American boys not currently participating in Boy Scouts … and not consider expanding to recruit girls,” Girl Scouts of the USA President Kathy Hopinkah Hannan wrote in a scathing letter to Randall Stephenson, the Boy Scouts of America president.

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Still, the boy scouts believe the move is important.

“We believe it is critical to evolve how our programs meet the needs of families interested in positive and lifelong experiences for their children,” said Michael Surbaugh, the current chief executive of the Boy Scouts, according to NBC News.

According the revised plan, Cub Scout dens, which are the organization’s smallest units, will be single-gender — either all girls or all boys. The larger Cub Scout packs will be given the option to remain single gender or allow both boys and girls to join. The program set for older girls is planned to begin in 2019 and will allow girls to earn the envied rank of Eagle Scout.

“The historic decision comes after years of receiving requests from families and girls,” said Boy Scouts of America in a statement, according to CNN. “(T)he organization evaluated the results of numerous research efforts, gaining input from current members and leaders, as well as parents and girls who’ve never been involved in Scouting — to understand how to offer families an important additional choice in meeting the character development needs of all their children.”

“Families today are busier and more diverse than ever. Most are dual-earners and there are more single-parent households than ever before, making convenient programs that serve the whole family more appealing,” the statement continued.

The BSA was founded in 1910 and The Girl Scouts was founded not long after in 1912. Both are among many youth organizations it the U.S. that have experienced a sharp decline in membership in recent years.

Girls will be allowed to join the Boy Scouts as soon as next year.

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To The Dust Bin of Hysteria

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Like typical fascist, Liberals are removing our U.S. history, such as civil war statues, General Lee for example. What’s next George Washington?

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In spite of the evidence, Hillary Clinton say’s that all the scandals surrounding her are a big nothing burger.

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Sanctuary city mayors across the country demonstrate a reckless disregard for the law and the safety their own citizens for political correctness and more votes.

SORRY, CHRISTIANS: The Bible Fails ‘Inclusive Language’ Standards At Evangelical College


Reported by Photo of Eric Owens Eric Owens | Education Editor | 9:09 AM 03/17/2017

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An evangelical Christian university in Minnesota is encouraging its professors to stop using words with masculine connotations — such as “man” and “mankind”because those words aren’t sufficiently “inclusive.” Bethel University in St. Paul is the school, reports Campus Reform.

The document asking faculty members to avoid using masculine terminology is entitled “Language is a Powerful Tool.” “To be clear in our Christian witness, the Bethel faculty encourages the use of inclusive language,” the document explains.

Professors at 6,000-student Bethel University should “avoid using masculine terms to refer to people who may be either male or female.” They should “employ inclusive language and images when speaking about or addressing human beings in academic work, public discourse, classroom discussion, college documents and publications and in worship experiences.” “Use a substitute for words like ‘man’ or ‘mankind’” when making general references to people, the guide says. “English is sometimes awkward” but “words like ‘humans,’ ‘humanity,’ ‘beings,’ ‘people” and ‘all’ are often adequate substitutes.”

Obviously, Bethel University’s guidance for using inclusive language in “documents and publications and in worship experiences” runs into considerable difficulty in any encounter with the Bible, the collected sacred texts of Christianity.

In Genesis 1:26, for example, the New International Version of the Bible reports God as saying, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness.”

In Genesis 1:27, the New International Version relates this information: “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”

The older King James Version of the Bible presents even more problems for “inclusive” language. For example, that Bible’s version of Genesis 1:25 reads, in part: “And God made the beast of the earth after his kind.”

The New Testament also creates thorny problems for advocates of “inclusive” gender language. For example, Matthew 18:11 reads: “For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.”

The very exact phrase “son of man” interweaves in a very critical way throughout several Old Testament and New Testament books, including Ezekiel, Daniel, the Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles and Revelation.

In any case, Bethel University’s faculty language guide also urges professors to avoid several phrases including “man and wife.” Other sections of the guide address “inclusive language” as it relates to age, race, disabilities and social class. Bethel University’s faculty committee on family and gender equity created the school document on “inclusive” language. The document repeatedly stresses that its advice is voluntary and not mandatory.

“Our goal is to encourage a humble and Christ-like use of language, not to fetter specific disciplines,” the document explains.

A single year of tuition, fees and room and board at Bethel University currently costs $46,550.

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BOOM: Clint Eastwood Has PERFECT Response to Hollywood Libs Calling Trump Racist


waving flagAuthored By: Ben Marquis on October 7, 2016

URL of the original posting site: http://conservativetribune.com/eastwood-hollywood-trump-racist/

nat-chair-day-logoFamed Hollywood actor Clint Eastwood has long been known to hold a different opinion than most of his peers, leaning more towards a libertarianish conservatism than the typical elitist liberalism. Not much has changed for Eastwood over the years, as the 86-year-old still stands apart from most of the other actors and directors he works with making movies.

Eastwood sat down not too long ago for a wide-ranging interview with Esquire magazine that touched on the topic of empty-suit-empty-chairpolitics a bit, and he held nothing back in delivering a blunt assessment of young Americans and the media, as well as the two presidential nominees, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Asked what he thought about people sort of adopting his classic film persona of being a tough guy that takes no guff from anyone, such as Trump, Eastwood replied, “But he’s onto something, because secretly everybody’s getting tired of political correctness, kissing up. That’s the kiss-ass generation we’re in right now.”

“We’re really in a p**** generation. Everybody’s walking on eggshells,” he continued. “We see people accusing people of being racist and all kinds of stuff. When I grew up, those things weren’t called racist.”

Pressed for more about Trump, Eastwood explained: “What Trump is onto is he’s just saying what’s on his mind. And sometimes it’s not so good. And sometimes it’s … I mean, I can understand where he’s coming from, but I don’t always agree with it.”

He made clear that he was not offering up an endorsement of Trump but nevertheless had a message for those who routinely accuse Trump of being a racist.

“He’s said a lot of dumb things. So have all of them. Both sides,” he stated. “But everybody — the press and everybody’s going, ‘Oh, well, that’s racist,’ and they’re making a big hoodoo out of it. Just f***ing get over it. It’s a sad time in history.”

Eastwood proceeded to reminisce about his famed “empty chair” address at the 2012 Republican National how-was-paris-empty-chairConvention and spoke about how he’d like to see everybody work harder and be more understanding of others’ differences instead of simply calling names or being intolerant.

Asked his opinion of Clinton, he replied, “What about her? I mean, it’s a tough voice to listen to for four years. It could be a tough one. If she’s just gonna follow what we’ve been doing, then I wouldn’t be for her.”

The interviewer pressed Eastwood to make a decision between Clinton and Trump.

Eastwood responded, “That’s a tough one, isn’t it? I’d have to go for Trump … you know, ’cause she’s declared that she’s gonna follow in Obama’s footsteps.”

“There’s been just too much funny business on both sides of the aisle. She’s made a lot of dough out of being a politician,” he added. “I gave up dough to be a politician. I’m sure that Ronald Reagan gave up dough to be a politician.”

Though Clint Eastwood’s answers to the interviewer’s questions were far from an endorsement of Trump, it is pretty clear that he was leaning toward the GOP candidate in this election, for many of the same reasons many other Americans are.stupid

Tragic: Marines just SURRENDERED to Obama


waving flagWritten by Allen West on June 29, 2016

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Way back in 1999 to 2002, I had the distinct honor and privilege to serve a joint exchange assignment with the II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune North Carolina. It was there I earned my Navy/Marine Corps Gold Parachutist Insignia, which I wear proudly. I made lasting lifelong friends but more importantly, I was treated as one of their own. It was there I learned about Marine Air Ground Task Force operations, truly a joint education. My first Marine Corps birthday ball is something I’ll never forget, especially my wife Angela ogling over the Marine Corps officer dress mess uniform.

My older brother was a Marine infantryman at Khe Sanh, and wounded there. My mom, Snooks West, was a civilian employee with the 6th Marine Corps District Headquarters in Atlanta. So there has always been a part of me that was a part of the United States Marine Corps. And that’s why it pains me to see our beloved Marine Corps being decimated under the vision of one Barack Obama. At a time when our enemies are gathering strength, being emboldened, and expanding their stranglehold, we are reducing the capability and capacity of the Few, the Proud. Instead, this is what the Obama administration finds a necessary endeavor.

As reported by the Marine Corps Times, “Thousands of Marines serving throughout the infantry and in other key positions are about to get new gender-neutral job titles, but the service’s top leaders are pushing to leave the word “man” in some of its most iconic occupations.

In all, the Marine Corps plans to rename 19 of its military occupational specialties, or MOSs, as the result of a months-long review mandated by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus. A service-wide message announcing the changes are expected to be published within the next few days. mental illness

The terms “rifleman” and “mortarman,” are among those that remain untouched, according to a list — obtained by Marine Corps Times on Monday — of 33 MOSs that were reviewed. And that was by careful design, said a Marine official who spoke on the condition of anonymity. “Names that were not changed, like rifleman, are steeped in Marine Corps history and ethos,” the official said. “Things that were changed needed to be updated to align with other MOS names.” In most cases, the word “man” will be replaced by Marine.

You must realize we have the smallest Marine Corps since World War I and the focus of SecNav Mabus and Obama is name-changing. No wonder the enemy is emboldened and carrying out terrorist attacks darn near weekly now.

We reported here recently the status of aircraft mishaps and incidents — quite a few have affected Marine Corps aviation units, rotary and fixed wing. Marine F/A-18 fighter squadrons are deploying at less than 50 percent combat capability. Yet, what is most important? Changing names in the venerable Corps.

Earlier this week we reported that SecDef Ash Carter is ready to formally announce his plan to remove the ban on gender dysphoria — you know, transgenders in the U.S. military. What message does all this send to our enemies, especially an ideological one such as the Islamic State?

It’s beyond belief that weeks after the Orlando terror attack, this is the priority for our military? Ladies and gents, we MUST rid ourselves of these progressive socialists before we have a completely demoralized military. This insidious venture into fundamentally transforming our military via social egalitarianism and ideological agenda will put this nation in a very vulnerable position.engineering

Imagine, another four, or potentially eight years of this under a Hillary Clinton, who will abandon our warriors and lie to the families. We will not have the ability to defend our way of life. And what do we tell the moms, dads, husbands, wives, and children — the loved ones of our uniformed men and women standing upon freedom’s rampart? Why should they believe these people will have the back of their loved ones? How do we look at the parents of the young man or woman who wants to serve, and not have that sinking feeling that no matter how noble, they’ll serve under people with no sense of honor and integrity?

I know folks talk about this election coming down to the Supreme Court. For me, this election comes down to having a trustworthy commander in chief who will restore the pride of our military — not pride based on who you’re sleeping with, but a true American pride that comes from serving our nation.

These are such critical times, yet we have silly people in positions of leadership. Think about what you want a future U.S. Marine Corps to look like. Yes, there’s a high degree of pride to claim the title of Marine, and they don’t need Ray Mabus or Barack Obama — neither worthy to polish the dirty boots of a Marine — to decide how to refer to the Few, the Proud…our United States Marine Corps.Death of a nation

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Words May Wound but Islamists Will Kill


waving flagJune 18, 2016By

On his June 16th radio show, Mark Levin said, “I made a email14suggestion to the gay community. I said you better exercise your second amendment rights while you still can. What did I mean by that,” asked Levin. “What I meant was that you need to acquire weapons to defend yourselves, because you’re being targeted by the Islamo-nazis.”

That’s a good piece of advice, as Levin is known to give. However, his advice runs up against the perceived reality of a lot of today’s youth. silentThis reality is that for today’s youth, from 20-somethings (maybe older), all the way down to elementary school children, the fight instinct has been beaten out of them (figuratively speaking) with the bat of political correctness – leaving only the flight instinct.

Along the same vein as Levin’s advice, I wrote a piece  the other day calling for more Americans, particularly millennials, to fight back, become sheepdogs and stop acting like sheep, so when the wolves come calling, as one did in Orlando, you can and will stand up and protect the innocent.

Sadly, far too many young men and women (and other) have qmeme_1462840862239_376been conditioned to hide or flee, rather than fight. Obviously the parents bear some of the blame, but our education system, such that it is, also bears a great deal.

Children are no longer taught about real threats – the kind that can and will “break your bones” and much worse. Instead, they are being brainwashed by leftist educators and advisors to fear words more than actions.

One shining example of this bass-ackwards thinking is on the campus of the University of Northern Colorado. Last year Katrina Rodriguez, Dean of Students and the Title IX Coordinator (the most harmful thing to hit college campuses since the introduction of co-ed dorms), ordered 680 signs to be hung in various places across campus.

One off the wall, politically correct poster after another was hung proclaiming things like: “Language matters because, whether it is intentional or not, the impact of words can reinforce oppression and feelings of discomfort, fear and Freedom os Speechshame.”university-of-northern-colorado_2015-05-18_16-43-26.170

Rodriguez told HeatStreet.com  that, “The intent is to educate to foster civility—not to take punitive action,” and “We believe that fostering dialogue on a college campus so that multiple perspectives are explored and debated is the essence of free speech.”

Leftists are all about the precious “dialogue.” This way they can talk and talk, while achieving absolutely nothing. That’s not exactly accurate. They do achieve something quite important – the termination of “free speech.”

Another such poster is a rebuttal of the slogan, “All Lives Matter.” The poster reads” You are dismissing the Black Lives Matter [BLM] movement and the brutality impacting the Black community.”

You want brutality, coddled young black men?! Try being black in Africa, mercilesslyemail23 slaughtered by Muslims just because you dare to exist! And look at the picture of the 49 killed in Orlando. Look – there’s a black guy – and a black girl – and another and another. Looks to me to be 12 out of the 49.

So pitiful have things gotten on the Northern Colorado campus that they’ve formed and implemented a rapid “Bias Response Team” (BRT). In March there was an incident on campus and the BRT was called into action.

It seems the BLM poster had been defaced. Across the poster was scrolled “All Lives Do Matter,” and “Free Speech Matters.” The BRT quickly defendremoved and replaced it with another poster that read: “This was the site of a bias related behavior.”

If you are shaking your head in disbelief and disgust, join the club, but this is emblematic of the fragile nature of America’s youth.

If young skulls full of mush (attribution – Rush) are taught that there is nothing more evil than an offensive word or silly slogan, how will America’s youth ever be expected to fight back against actual evil – the kind that may say little or nothing while they actual brutalize and kill you?

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Homeland Security Instructed To Combat Violent Extremism With Political Correctness


waving flagWritten by Photo of Peter Hasson Peter Hasson, Reporter, Associate Editor, 06/13/2016

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Less than a week before Omar Mateen walked into an Orlando gay club and killed or wounded more than 100 people, the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) submitted its Countering Violent Extremism report to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson. The report instructs the DHS not to use any language that might be “disrespectful” to Muslims, including (but not limited to) the words “jihad,” “sharia” and “takfir.”

The report was crafted by an HSAC subcommittee that Secretary Johnson created in November 2015. The head of that subcommittee, Farah Pandith, was appointed by Johnson in May 2015. The subcommittee published the report on June 9.Picture2

In addition to combating violent extremism by reaching out to “gender diverse” Americans and teaching youth “appropriate online etiquette,” the report recommends that the DHS “avoid stigmatizing specific communities.”

The report urges DHS officials to “Reject religiously-charged terminology and problematic positioning by using plain meaning American English.”

For example, the report says the DHS should be “using American English instead of religious, legal and cultural terms like ‘jihad,’ ‘sharia,’ ‘takfir’ or ‘umma.’”What did you say 06.jpg

The report acknowledges that, “There is a disagreement among scholars, government officials, and activists about the right lexicon to use around the issues of violent extremism.”

Nevertheless, the report states, “Under no circumstance should we be using language that will alienate or be disrespectful of fellow Americans.”

“We must speak with honor and respect about all communities within the United States. We should give dignity to the many histories and diversities within our nation and advocate for a consistent whole of government approach that utilizes agreed terms and words. Tone and word choice matter,” the report states. of domenstic terrorist

The report includes other recommendations for countering violent extremism, such as: “Focus on gender diversity of youth through careful attention to the range of push and pull factors that attract individuals of differing gender.”

The report also recommends countering extremism by teaching youth “appropriate online etiquette.”

The report instructs the DHS to “Develop a curriculum in partnership with the Department of Education and education experts and non-profits to disseminate to schools, teaching children appropriate online etiquette to mitigate online hate.”

The DHS website states that HSAC, “Provides organizationally independent advice and recommendations to the Secretary, including the creation and implementation of critical and actionable policies for the security of the homeland.”

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From My Email Inbox


waving flagThis is from a Democrat, but first an American, when men were men and said what was on their mind.  Today, they can’t even acknowledge their gender without being attacked by the PCers. This is priceless!

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What is meant by the modern term referred to as ‘POLITICAL CORRECTNESS’.. 

The definition is found in 4 telegrams at the Truman Library and Museum in Independence, Missouri. The following are copies of four telegrams between President Harry Truman and Gen Douglas MacArthur on the day before the actual signing of the WWII Surrender Agreement in September 1945..  The contents of those four telegrams below are exactly as received at the end of the war – not a word has been added or deleted!

(1) Tokyo,Japan  0800-September 1,1945  To: President Harry S Truman   From: General D A MacArthur      

Tomorrow we meet with those yellow-bellied bastards and sign the Surrender  Documents, any last minute instructions? 

(2) Washington, D C  1300-September 1, 1945  To: D A MacArthur  From: H S Truman       

Congratulations, job well done, but you must tone down your obvious dislike  of the Japanese when discussing the terms of the surrender with the press, because  some of your remarks are fundamentally not politically correct! 

(3) Tokyo, Japan   1630-September 1, 1945  To: H S Truman  From: D A MacArthur and C H Nimitz      

Wilco Sir, but both Chester and I are somewhat confused, exactly what does  the term politically correct mean? 

(4) Washington, D C  2120-September 1, 1945  To: D A MacArthur/C H Nimitz From: H S Truman      

Political Correctness is a doctrine, recently fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and promoted by a sick mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a piece of shit by the clean end!

Now, with special thanks to the Truman Museum and Harry himself, you and I finally have a full understanding of what ‘POLITICAL CORRECTNESS’ really means…..

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Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon


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Babies In Danger of falling into the Planned Parenthood exhibit, right next to the gorilla display of selective compassion.

Babies In Danger / Political Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2016.

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The Charge of the Transgender Brigade


waving flagMay 23, 2016 By

 

URL of the original posting site: http://commonconstitutionalist.com/political-stuff/the-charge-of-the-transgender-brigade/

Ours is not to wonder why – ours is just to do or get fined. Okay – that’s not exactly accurate, unless you are one of the 600 left to oppose the lefts new civil right – the rights of transgenders or “gender-non-conforming people.” For all these years close minded conservatives have been under the misconception that a person’s sex is synonymous with their gender. Silly backwoods bumpkins. It’s time we were dragged from the dark ages to the 21st century were all gender is fluid.Transgen-600-CI-1

And just to make sure we comply – federal, state and city governments will force us into the proper genderless state of mind.

President Obama recently decreed that all public schools adhere to his new genderless bathroom policy or risk losing their federal education allocations. But he can’t just do that! Of course he can. Other pharaohs before him have made decrees – why not him. So let it be written – so let it be done.

Not to be outdone by Pharaoh Obama, the Communist Politburo of New York City, headed by Comrade Bill de Blasio has upped the ante

Forget about the public sector. That’s no challenge. Progressives in the public sector are already of the same mind – like the Borg. The real challenge is demanding the private sector conform to ridiculous government demands. It’s much more satisfying to roll over the private sector and force them into compliance.

So Comrade de Blasio directed the NYC Commission on Human Rights to draft legal guidelines which “mandate that anyone who provides jobs or housing must use individuals’ preferred gender pronouns.”transrights

“Employers and landlords who intentionally and consistently ignore using pronouns such as ‘ze/hir’ to refer to transgender workers and tenants who request them – may be subject to fines as high as $250,000.”

Okay – so what the heck are ze/hir? Well, the New York Post was good enough to provide a brief explanation. “Examples of less prominent pronouns that some transgender people may choose, according to the city, are: ‘ze,’ which is the third person singular, such as he and she: and ‘hir,’ which is the third person plural, similar to they”Did you just hear what your mouth said

Hold on there. I thought that transgendering (which is impossible) is the transforming of a male into a female or vice versa. So if a dude wants to be a girl, wouldn’t he/she/it want to be called a he or she?

Don’t be silly. The point of this social exercise is to muddy the waters of normalcy and tradition as much is possible. If “ze” ever becomes part of the normal American lexicon, it will have to then be usurped by some other more absurd gender fluid pronoun.

The Gothamist.com insists that the New York Post is overemphasizing the potential $250,000 fine. They explain that fines would only be imposed on those “who maliciously discriminate against transgender or gender-nonconforming individuals by misgendering them would be ‘determined based on the severity of the violation, a history of previous violations, knowledge of the NYC human rights law and the violating company’s size.”

Oh – now I get it. It’s not just about transgender rights. It’s also a shakedown scheme. Did you catch the end of the last quote – depending on “the violating company’s size?” Needless to say, the larger the company, the more cash can be extorted from them – of course knowing full well that most companies will pay the paltry $250,000 fine to avoid any leftist wrath.

Still, to the true believers, this is about some new human right. The city has simply found a way to combine the two. However, if they really want to capitalize on those, they should find themselves a transgender Al Sharpton who can approach companies for a preemptive shakedown.

The American left, through the tutelage of the Obama administration is determined to completely upend traditional society and it appears things couldn’t be going better. At this pace, we won’t recognize the country in 10 years – maybe less.

Perhaps conservatives should all move to Texas and secede while we still have the chance to move about freely.

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Yes, the Left Does Cheat – They Do Stuff the Ballot Box


waving flagApril 29, 2016 By the Common Constitutionalist

No – the left never cheats. The left never practices voter fraud. We all know this because it’s been what we’ve been fed for years. According to them and their apologists, there is no such thing as voter fraud, therefore there is no need for any voter I.D. laws or checks of any kind. Only the right does such things by way of telepathic voter intimidation. We think racist thoughts and it bars minorities from voting, or some such nonsense.

But we all know the left cheats. It’s been this way since the Kennedy presidential election. They bus in people from out of town to vote, dead people rise from the grave to cast their ballot, they illegally register voters, and they enlist the New Black Panthers to intimidate voters like in Philadelphia. And if that isn’t enough, they stuff the ballot box.

Of course the left denies all of these assertions. Prove it they say. You cannot make such incendiary claims without hard evidence. Well, it just so happens that the Governor of North Carolina has found such evidence – and plenty of it.

Unless you been stranded at sea or aimlessly roaming the desert with no means of communication, you know about Foden20160303-TGenderthe infamous North Carolina “Bathroom Bill.” Infamous in that it states if you’re a guy, regardless of how you are dressed or the way you “feel” that particular moment, you must use the guys public restroom, locker room, shower, etc. If you are a girl – vice versa.

You should then have seen or heard that leftists and panderers on the right somehow think this is an affront to the transgender set and have boycotted the state, etc.

Naturally the left vehemently disagreed with this perfectly proper State law and so also began a petition drive to pressure lawmakers to rescind it. But the left knows the people of North Carolina don’t have a problem with the law, so rather than give up and accept it as “the law of the land” as they constantly preach to us, they’ve reverted back to what they know best – lie and cheat to get their way.Partyof Deceit Spin and Lies

Yet this time they’ve been caught red-handed. Rather than wage a straight-up fight to allow perverts and child molesters to use the little girls bathroom, they’ve stuffed the ballot box – or the petition box – and kudos to Governor Pat McCrory for calling them out and showing the world.

A “Repeal House Bill 2” (HB2) petition drive, sponsored by the ultra-leftist group Human Rights Campaign (HRC), was recently held involving all the usually suspects like the NAACP, Democracy Now!, Turn Out NC and others. Rather than traveling the N.C. countryside and legally collecting signatures, they decided to short cut the procedure.

HRC delivered 175,000 petition signatures in 26 large file boxes to the State House. They held a splashy press conference were an HRC rep stood at a podium behind the stacked boxes. It was truly a sight and a great day for “democracy.” Except that it wasn’t.

Because then came the hard part – the part the left dreads. All the signatures had to be checked for authenticity. Oops!

The Governor posted on Facebook: “Contrary to the media reports, the professional activists only delivered enough petitions to fill two boxes…” But what about the other 24 boxes? They were apparently empty. And it gets much worse for the frauds at HRC.13102682_1025668220845353_5642156182426370938_n

Additionally the Governor adds that, “the overwhelming majority of signatures were from out-of-state. The stacks on the right in each photo consists of out-of-state signatures.” The Governor posted two photos of two stacks of petitions in each photo. The “legal” stack in each photo appears to be no more than 4 or 5 inches high, while the stack of fraudulent signatures should rather be measured in feet, not inches.

It’s a good day for right and for the right, to have a politician who is not afraid to take a stand against insanity, stupidity and criminal activity. I’m also going to go out on a limb and say what HRC did must be illegal. Some person or persons need to go to jail for perpetrating fraud against the state of North Carolina.

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Bonus Politically INCORRECT Cartoon


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PC Gender Offender –  Transgender bathroom rights over everyone else’s rights to safety and privacy.

Bathroom Rights / Political Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2016.

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A White Guy Told College Kids He Was A Chinese Woman, Idiocy Ensued When They Tried To Not Offend Him


waving flagReported by Matt Vespa Matt Vespa | Posted: Apr 18, 2016

A White Guy Told College Kids He Was A Chinese Woman, Idiocy Ensued When They Tried To Not Offend Him

Joseph Backholm is the director of the Family Policy Institute of Washington. This state-based group seeks “to unite a coalition of allied national and local organizations to create public policy that recognizes and respects the significance and sanctity of the family,” according to their mission statement. It’s a fairly uncontroversial goal, given that the family is the building block of any society. Well, Mr. Backholm ventured onto the University of Washington to speak with students about the recent controversy over all of this transgender bathroom business that’s giving liberals muscle spasms. More importantly, can someone be wrong regarding the identity they assume?

Backholm unsurprisingly found that the students he spoke with on campus are in favor of gender-neutral bathrooms, and for allowing transgender students to use whatever locker room they want. This is the typical liberal response, but when Backholm went through a menu of identities that he’s not biologically capable of assuming, the responses were painful. As you can see, Backholm is your average white guy–he cannot be a 6’ 5” Chinese woman. That’s not possible. Yet, with the college campuses’ ethos of being safe spaces, never offending people, and adhering to the dictatorial standards of political correctness, idiocy ensued.

One student channeled a “whatever floats your boat” attitude, while another said he would be interested in hearing abut his journey on how Backholm came to the conclusion that’s a) not the height he says he is and b) being Chinese. One girl said there’s no harm in him thinking that he’s over six-foot, but added that she would not tell him that he’s wrong.

Folks, we have regressed dramatically to the point where apparently questions about paper actually having the qualities and properties…of paper are now up for debate. That’s where we are heading if we cannot say what is so blatantly obvious–that a white guy isn’t a six-foot plus Chinese woman. There are identities. There are different species, genders, shapes, colors, and races/ethnicities. They’re different. When someone tries to upset that apple cart, like when an Asian person tries to be black or a white person saying they’re Asian, it’s okay to call them out on it. I’m pretty sure many people find Rachel Dolezal, a white woman who thinks she’s black, to be more than off her rocker. Why? Because she’s not black.

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More Free Speech Stolen by Leftist/Liberal/Socialist: In Wellesley, it’s curtains for three dancing Trumps


waving flagBy Nestor Ramos Globe Staff  April 15, 2016

URL of the original posting site: https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/04/15/wellesley-curtains-for-three-dancing-trumps/59gKxaYkGDHwKZYou90J4K/story.html

Wellesley 11-year-olds Christian Mattaliano, left, Marc Maggiacomo, center, and David Maggiacomo, right.

So at the morning show for students and staff on Wednesday, they strapped on three officially licensed Donald J. Trump masks from an Internet vendor called Fathead and started dancing.

But not everyone was amused.Militent Radical liberalism socialism

The wordless, two-minute act drew at least one complaint to the principal. And a few hours before the evening performance, the boys were given an ultimatum: Ditch the masks, or sit out the show. The Bobblehead Boys, as they’d come to be known, were no more.

“The bobblehead is the act,” said Maryellen Maggiacomo, whose twin boys, Marc and David, are two-thirds of the trio. No Trump head, no show.

For the boys, it was confusing and upsetting, said Laurie Mattaliano, whose son Christian completed the trio. “They assume they did something wrong.”

And for the adults, the notion that someone would find offense in the benign gyrations of three fifth-graders is evidence that this overheated election cycle has made America grate on people’s nerves.

“No words were spoken. It’s just pop culture. The skit took no stance in support or defamation,” Mattaliano said. And both mothers said the nature of the complaint — whether it had come from someone offended on behalf of Trump or by him — was not made clear to them.

And so a dance act featuring the face of a presidential candidate who decries political correctness in all its forms was silenced so as not to offend anyone.free speech def

David Lussier, the Wellesley school superintendent, declined to say who had complained or why.

“I think it’s so important for us to be seen as nonpartisan in a highly charged election environment,” Lussier said. And though staff vetted the performances beforehand, he said a more thorough review would have weeded out the dancing Trumps and another skit that featured a Trump-Marco Rubio dance-off before they ever made it to the stage.

“We wanted to make sure that nothing we are doing would be perceived as biased in some way,” Lussier said. “You’re not seeing Democratic candidates certainly.”More Words

But how the masks — official Trump paraphernalia, said Mattaliano, who spent about $70 for them online — and the dancing, devoid of words or context, might qualify as satire was unclear.

“They see Trump in the news,” Maggiacomo said. “There was no political agenda on our boys’ part.”

Christine Norcross, whose son Andrew was Rubio in the dance-off skit, said the performance was a big hit in the morning. But at 2 p.m., the phone rang.

“A parent took offense to it,” she remembers the principal telling her, because the skits were critical of the Republican Party.Picture5

Norcross said she was unsure how the skits could be perceived as attacking the Republican Party — something that certainly wasn’t intended. “I’m so happy that he even knows who’s running for president,” Norcross said.

The boys changed their routine on the fly to feature late night hosts Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel.

Maggiacomo said she loves Fiske elementary dearly and admires the staff — she’s sent five kids there. And, she said, the school’s interim principal, Rachel McGregor, was put in a tough position once the complaint came in.

But she said she wondered why politics should be off-limits at a public school that’s ostensibly trying to prepare kids for the world.

“Have an opinion,” Maggiacomo said. “Have a discussion. Isn’t that what we want to have happen in our schools?”AMEN

Death of a nationLussier said Wellesley’s schools are open to those discussions, but that a talent show wasn’t the right forum in which to raise the issues, especially “in a highly charged political environment like the one we’re in.”Bull

Had the Bobblehead Boys gone with their first choice, this might all have been averted.

“They were going to do Justin Bieber,” Mattaliano said, “but we went through his songs and they weren’t dancey enough.”

Nestor Ramos can be reached at nestor.ramos@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @NestorARamos.

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Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon


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Belgium PC Victims – Policies of these European countries are playing right into the hands of those who wish their destruction.

Belgium PC Victim / Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2016.

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QUESTION: Would Our Founders Be Considered ‘Extremists’ Today?


 

waving flagby Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge Published on February 9, 2016

URL of the original posting site: http://clashdaily.com/2016/02/question-founders-considered-extremists-today

qmeme_1455027784790_874“Do you think that the mainstream media would love our Founding Fathers if they were here today?”

Stand on a street corner—or in a courtroom, at a city council cause of deathmeeting or on a university campus—and recite some of the rhetoric used by the likes of Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, John Adams and Thomas Paine without referencing them as the authors.

For that matter, just try reciting the Declaration of Independence, which rejects tyranny, establishes Americans as sovereign beings, recognizes God as a Supreme power, portrays the government as evil, and provides a detailed laundry list of abuses that are as relevant today as they were 240 years ago.

My guess is that you won’t last long before you get thrown out, shut up, threatened with arrest or at the very least accused of being a radical, a troublemaker, a sovereign citizen, a conspiratorialist or an extremist.

Try suggesting, as Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin did, that Americans should not only take up arms but be prepared to shed blood in order to protect their liberties, and you might find yourself placed on a terrorist watch list and vulnerable to being rounded up by government agents.Tree of Liberty 03

“What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms,” declared Jefferson. He also concluded that “the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” Observed Franklin: “Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!”Free Speech Definition

Better yet, try suggesting as Thomas Paine, Marquis De Lafayette, John Adams and Patrick Henry did that Americans should, if necessary, defend themselves against the government if it violates their rights, and you will be labeled a domestic extremist.

Read more: Zero Hedge

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From Desegregation to Re-Segregation


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They endured many abuses, all to give blacks the equality they deserved – so we could share a lunch counter, a water fountain, schools and universities. All spaces would be equal and open to any race.

Well, that was then and this is now. 50 years removed from the movement anddemands for segregation have returned.

You may ask: “Who’s to blame for such an affront? Is it the neo-Nazis or the Klan or maybe the Republicans?” Sadly it is none of these. What some would call bizarro world, others may refer to as college campuses, which these days are synonymous.

Race Baiters 05“Black college students across the country have demanded that they be segregated from white peers, calling for ‘safe spaces’ on campuses meant only for so-called students of color.”

These Black student groups have crafted “76 demand lists, each from a different University.” These various “lists” have been

compiled by a website “run by a racial advocacy group called the Black Liberation Collective.”

The group’s name was obviously intentional and if you have an eye for these things, you’ll notice. The name appears innocuous enough, but it isn’t. Notice the word “Black,” not African-American. This harkens back to the black-power movement of the 1960s. Next, “Liberation,” which is code for black separatism and then of course the Marxist term Race Baiters 09“Collective.”

This “Black Liberation Collective” is nothing more than just another hate filled group designed for the express purpose of fomenting divisions between races, while enriching a select few à la Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.

Many of the demands are for “safe spaces.” “At UCLA, the Afrikan Student Union is insisting upon an ‘African Diaspora floor’ as well as an ‘Afro-house,’” because “many black students cannot afford to live in Westwood with the high prices of rent. And Afro-house would provide a cheaper alternative housing solution for Black students.”

I guess the assumption is that all white students are rich and all black students are poor. That’s a pretty racist conclusion and black should be insulted by it. sharptonflagBut evidently they are not.

Most of the “lists” demand segregated spaces for “people of color,” but if you browse the site, TheDemands.orgyou’ll see that it’s all about the cash.

Virtually every list demands huge outlays of cash to support one project or another – $50,000 for this, $500,000 for that – all to confusedfund re-segregation. And the “National Demands” list includes a demand of “free tuition for blacks and indigenous students.”

Speaking as a taxpaying white guy, this sounds perfectly fair and reasonable.

But these groups are a function of the times and they’ve learned from the race pimps and community agitators of yesterday and today. They claim discrimination and disrespect when it furthers their agenda and likewise segregation and racial pride when it suits them. They, as most leftists, want it both ways and if they can’t have it they make a loud enough fuss until some guilty white liberal administrator accedes to their demands – whatever they may be at that moment.

The only way to stop this madness is to say no. Sadly, considering the makeup of American universities, this demand/acquiescence model will continue until the demands can’t possibly be met. And then it will explode in riotous violence.

Dr. King must be spinning in his grave.

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Franklin Graham Hears Professor Say Christians And Muslims Worship Same God, Can’t Hold Back Any Longer…


waving flagReported by  Randy DeSoto January 25, 2016

Franklin Graham has weighed in on a controversy at a celebrated evangelical Christian university, where a professor claims that Christians and Muslims pray to the same God.

CaptureDr. Larycia Hawkins, a political science professor at Wheaton College (the “evangelical Harvard”), faces dismissal after she started wearing a Muslim hijab and asserting that Christians, Muslims and Jews worship the same God.

“I stand in religious solidarity with Muslims because they, like me, a Christian, are people of the book,” she wrote in a Dec. 10 Facebook post. “And as Pope Francis stated last week, we worship the same God.”cause of death

Following reports last week that the Wheaton Faculty Council voted unanimously to retain Hawkins, Franklin Graham wrote a Facebook post expressing his disappointment with the university:

“Both my father Billy Graham and my mother attended Wheaton College in Illinois–in fact that’s where they met. I’m surprised and disappointed that the faculty council there is now recommending the college drop their plans to terminate a professor who published that she believed Islam and Christianity worship the same God in December.’

“Islam denies that God has a Son. They deny that Jesus is God. They do not believe in a Triune God–the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. I can tell you–Islam and Christianity clearly do not worship the same God. How the faculty council can now support this professor being allowed to teach students is deeply concerning.”Christian Persecution

While the Christian scripture contains the Torah and other Jewish holy writings in what is called the Old Testament, which primarily records God’s dealing with the Jewish’s people, it does not contain any writings of the Koran. The latter consists of the teachings of Muhammad, which he claimed were revelations directly from Allah. Muhammad lived approximately 600 years after Christ.Islam is NOT

Jesus, who ministered mainly among the Jewish people and then sent his disciples to the world, made a claim of exclusivity saying, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father, except through me.”

The final determination of Professor Hawkins’ fate has not been made. “The next step in this process is a hearing before the Faculty Personnel Committee [on Feb. 11]. The Faculty Personnel Committee will receive presentations from the Provost and Dr. Hawkins regarding the substantive and procedural issues each would like to raise, will review the evidence presented, and will make a formal recommendation regarding the termination of tenure,” a statement from the university read.

“The Faculty Personnel Committee’s recommendation will then be taken into consideration by President Ryken, as he makes his recommendation to the Board of Trustees.”

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Facebook Now Censoring People Who Oppose Wave of Muslim Refugee Immigration


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As the Islamic world continues on their modern-day crusade to purge the world of “infidels” by shooting, stabbing, beheading and burning those who oppose the “religion of peace,” the Western world is embroiled in idiocy. The left appears infinitely more-concerned with offending the delicate sensibilities of the Muslim world- both the peaceful and the murderous adherents of the religion- than they are with protecting the Western world from Islamic terrorism, a threat which the U.S. president refuses to cite as a danger.

Nowhere is this idiocy more prevalent than in Europe, a continent with a history of extreme tolerance of multiculturalism and lenient immigration policies that have produced catastrophes that could have been easily avoided with stringent immigration policies.

Those who disfavor the kind of policies that have weakened Europe have garnered the wrath of the “tolerant” left. This week, the UK’s parliament debated a travel ban for Donald Trump who proposed temporarily suspending Muslim immigration to the U.S. until we can assess and strengthen our national security measures.

To aid the Muslim world in their efforts to escape scrutiny or criticism, Facebook, the social media giant who serves more and more as the gatekeeper of what is and is not allowable speech, has begun a campaign in Europe to censor those who disapprove of Europe’s permissive border and immigration policies.

Reuters reports:

The U.S.-based group launched its “Initiative for Civil Courage Online” in Berlin, pledging over 1 million euros ($1.09 million) to support non-governmental organizations in their efforts to counter racist and xenophobic posts. 

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said hate speech “has no place in our society”, including in the Internet.

Facebook’s ground rules forbid bullying, harassment and threatening language, but critics say it does not enforce them properly.

On Friday, the firm said it had hired a unit of the publisher Bertelsmann to monitor and delete racist posts on its platform in Germany.definetly

The company may cite a need to purge “racism” from the pages, but any who have utilized Facebook to promote even the most-minor conservative content has run afoul of Facebook’s algorithms that are quick to suspend accounts and threaten based on any potentially “offensive” content that includes, but is not limited to, mere policy discussions or politically incorrect memes.

While this is not a First Amendment issue as Facebook has a right to conduct themselves however they wish, the prospect that so much of the world’s communication runs-through the tech juggernaut should frighten any and all who believe in the free exchange of ideas and opinions.

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Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon


waving flagSecurity Gap | Political cartoon | A.F. Branco 

Security Gap – Obama Political correctness is crushing National Security.

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Today’s TWO Politically INCORRECT Cartoons


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Obama Legacies; Growth of food stamps, Growth in racial division, and the growth of gun sales, just to name a few.

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Obama Gambles lives for political correctness when it comes to terrorism in America.

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Opinion: How Political Correctness Killed 14 People in San Bernardino


waving flagPosted on December 7, 2015Rob Knowles

“Political correctness has become a straightjacket.” – Gary Oldman

Political correctness has finally crossed the red line. It used to be a thing we made fun of, something we detested cause of deathbecause it constrained us. Now, with the San Bernardino terror attack, political correctness has moved from being a simple metaphysical horror into something that directly contributed to the deaths of more than a dozen Americans.

Ever since 9/11, America has been subjected to endless rants about “Islamophobia.” Every time a major terror incident occurred in the world, or a plot was foiled in the United States, we heard the terrified shrieks of the PC police. Metaphorically jack-booted culture warriors would spin stories of a non-existent hate culture targeting moderate Muslims, and we would cower in the corner like dogs.

Well, to quote someone with whom President Obama is quite familiar, America’s PC chickens have come home to roost.

According to an ABC affiliate, a neighbor of Syed Farook’s mother had her suspicions about the family, but held her tongue because she didn’t want to “profile.” 

Neighbor Aaron Elswick recalled the story to ABC7:

“She had noticed that they had been, I guess, receiving packages–quite a few packages within a short amount of time. And that they were actually doing a lot of work out in the garage. She was kind of suspicious, and wanted to report it, but said she didn’t want to profile.”

Political correctness has taken life.

She didn’t want to profile. I wonder where she got that idea? Oh yeah. At every turn, the “Islam is Peace” mantra has been beaten into us by the leftist media and our very own president. Every time liberal politicians speak about radical Islamic terrorism, they go miles out of their way to rebuke those who would ever dare to suspect malfeasance on the part of an American Muslim.

People are so terrified of being labeled racist or bigoted that if their Muslim neighbor were assembling pipe bombs on the front lawn, they’d look the other way.

However, there’s a much more frightening side to this story. It’s not simply the fear of being labeled a racist bigot that’s driving this nonsense; we’ve been brainwashed into actually believing that Islam is a peaceful faith. We’ve been told this lie so many times that we believe it without question.

This woman saw behavior that was suspicious, but she didn’t report it. If this were Ireland at the height of the IRA conflict, and someone saw their neighbors behaving in the same way, they would call the police. They would do this because it makes sense.

When a certain subgroup of individuals is known to practice violence, and people who bear all the marks of that subgroup are behaving in a suspicious way, one is right to be wary. But we’ve been told for so long that radical Islam doesn’t represent Muslims that when all signs point to jihad, we just can’t see it.

We repeat to ourselves what Obama and the media have drilled into our brains for years: Anyone can be radical! Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, Taoists, and Atheists are just as prone to radicalization as Muslims! It’s wrong to assume that Muslims are more likely to be perpetrators of terror than anyone else. How dare we!

Now 14 people are dead.

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New Short Film Mocking Liberal Social Justice Warriors goes Viral making Liberal Heads Explode!ral making Liberal Heads Explode!


waving flagBy / 11 November 2015

Neel Kolhatkar is a brilliant filmmaker from Australia and has already had one viral hit with his short film #Equality. Equality attacked the modern liberal notions of political correctness and cultural fascism in a hysterically crafted but terrifyingly accurate look into the liberal future:

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Watch both videos and then please share them both with all your friends. The liberal PC culture is ridiculous, and it is high time we show them just how silly they really are.

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Editorial: ‘Safe space’ fascists now rule the University of Missouri


waving flagBy Post Editorial Board; November 10, 2015

The Social Justice Warriors now rule at the University of Missouri — to the point that they’re bullying the press and ordering the campus police around.

A viral video shows MU protesters blocking a student journalist from taking photographs — as the radicals declare their tent city (on school grounds) to be a “safe space.”

The crowd uses their bodies to move the photographer away. Then Melissa Click — an MU professor — goes after the videographer, declaring, “Who wants to help me get this reporter out of here? I need some muscle over here.”

The outrage prompted radical leaders to tell the troops on Tuesday that media are “allowed” on campus. Click even apologized.

That’s still some progress, as was the start of faculty voting to revoke Click’s affiliation with the Journalism Department — though not her Communications Department post.

On the other hand, campus police on Tuesday emailed the student body urging kids to report incidents of “hateful and/or hurtful speech or actions.”

The quest for “safe spaces” is starting to look a lot like fascism.

All this, after all, follows the forced resignation of the school’s president and chancellor — for acting too deliberately to a series of alleged racial incidents.

Yes, it was the strike threat from African-American members of Missouri’s football team that left the prez little choice. A forfeit of this week’s game against BYU would’ve cost MU a cool $1 million.

But that just goes to another huge problem in modern academia, one we’ve warned of for years now — schools’ addiction to the cash pulled in by marquee athletic teams.

Between the anti-democratic teachings of so many professors and the profiteering of administrators, today’s campuses look rotten to the core.

What surprise, then, that a minority of extremist students can take over — or that the Social Justice crowd is all too ready to call in the police to enforce its agenda?

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Political Correctness Runs Wild: Campus Activists Demand Sensitivity Resignations, Collect a Scalp at University of Missouri


waving flagby John Hayward9 Nov 2015

The president of the University of Missouri, Tim Wolfe, is out, cause of deathforced to resign by protests over his allegedly inadequate response to racist incidents on campus.

In a similar, but much more bizarre, incident at Yale, student activists are demanding the resignation of professors who dared to argue with them about their demand for safe-space protection from hypothetical Halloween costumes. The wheels are coming off the American university system, at a time of skyrocketing tuition costs.

The University of Missouri president lost a power struggle with students, with the decisive blow coming when the university football team “drew national attention to the campus protests by announcing during the weekend that they would not participate in team activities until Wolfe was removed,” as Fox News reports. The team acted in solidarity with a student named Jonathan Butler, who was staging a hunger strike:

“It is my belief that we stopped listening to each other,” Wolfe said during his statement. “We didn’t respond or react. We got frustrated with each other and we forced individuals like Jonathan Butler to take immediate action, unusual steps to affect change. This is not – I repeat, not – the way change should come about. Change comes from listening, learning, caring and conversation and we have top respect each other enough to stop yelling at each other and quit intimidating each other.

“Unfortunately this has not happened,” Wolfe said.

The protests began after the student government president, who is black, said in September that people in a passing pickup truck shouted racial slurs at him. In early October, members of a black student organization said slurs were hurled at them by an apparently drunken white student. Recently, a swastika drawn in human feces was found in a dormitory bathroom.

More recently, two trucks flying Confederate flags drove past a site where 150 students had gathered to protest on Sunday, a move some saw as an attempt at intimidation. One of the participants, Abigail Hollis, a black undergraduate, said the campus is “unhealthy and unsafe for us.”

“The way white students are treated is in stark contrast to the way black students and other marginalized students are treated, and it’s time to stop that,” Hollis said. “It’s 2015.”Words are suppose to hurt

This is less about specific allegations of unsatisfactory performance by Wolfe, and more like an avalanche of grievances that rolled into politically-correct fascist territory, complete with impromptu show trials:

The Concerned Student 1950 group, which draws its name from the year the university accepted its first black student, had demanded, among other things, that Wolfe “acknowledge his white male privilege,” that he be removed immediately, and that the school adopt a mandatory racial-awareness program and hire more black faculty and staff.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reported that Wolfe was confronted outside a fundraising event in Kansas City Friday night by protesters who asked him to define systemic oppression. According to video of the encounter posted on Twitter, Wolfe responded that the students may not like his answer before saying, “Systematic oppression is because you don’t believe that you have the equal opportunity for success —”

That statement provoked anger from the protesters, one of whom asked “Did you just blame us for systematic oppression, Tim Wolfe?” as the president walked away.Mob Rule

At least Wolfe’s critics can point to some incidents they think he should have handled better, even if they’re rather vague about exactly what he should have done, and display a creepy enthusiasm for forcing him to admit to thoughtcrimes. At Yale, there was no actual incident behind the student activist rampage. They want scalps because they don’t think the professors were sympathetic enough to their demands for protection from “offensive” Halloween costumes people might wear.

“Students called for the resignation of Associate Master of Silliman College Erika Christakis after she responded to an email from the school’s Intercultural Affairs Council asking students to be thoughtful about the cultural implications of their Halloween costumes,” reports campus watchog group FIRE. “According to The Washington Post, students are also calling for the resignation of her husband, Master of Silliman College, Nicholas Christakis, who defended her statement.”

Ironically, Christakis was on campus that day to speak at a conference on free-speech issues in higher education. The student mob is essentially demanding punishment for professors who dared to oppose their drive for “safe space” controls on free expression.

Erika Christakis’ “offensive” email included the following unacceptable passages:

I don’t wish to trivialize genuine concerns about cultural and personal representation, and other challenges to our lived experience in a plural community. I know that many decent people have proposed guidelines on Halloween costumes from a spirit of avoiding hurt and offense. I laud those goals, in theory, as most of us do. But in practice, I wonder if we should reflect more transparently, as a community, on the consequences of an institutional (which is to say: bureaucratic and administrative) exercise of implied control over college students.

[…] Is there no room anymore for a child or young person to be a little bit obnoxious… a little bit inappropriate or provocative or, yes, offensive? American universities were once a safe space not only for maturation but also for a certain regressive, or even transgressive, experience; increasingly, it seems, they have become places of censure and prohibition.States Formal Sacred Cow of Policital Correctness

Order must be maintained on campus. The students who verbally assaulted Christakis should have been expelled immediately, with their parents left to contemplate the loss of thousands of dollars in tuition spent on kids who clearly weren’t ready for higher education, or even productive spaces in polite society. The University of Missouri is not setting a good precedent by giving their campus activists a scalp.

Among other things, this sort of campus chaos is interfering with the ability of serious students to get an education, while absorbing enormous resources, and making it difficult to detect or deal with serious problems. On the contrary, the exact wrong lessons about using mob tactics to extract satisfaction for “grievances” are being taught.

Steven Hayward recalls a better solution to campus activism at PowerLine, recalling how acting president Sam Hayakawa dealt with protests at San Francisco State University in 1969:

Hayakawa quickly showed that he was made of sterner stuff than his witless predecessors in the president’s chair. He drew nationwide publicity when he climbed onto a sound truck from which protestors were shouting obscenities through a microphone, knocked a protestor to the ground who stood in his way (Hayakawa weighed only 145 pounds), and ripped out the wiring of the sound equipment, which the protestors were unable to repair.

On another occasion Hayakawa brought a bullhorn to the protest, and shouted back at demonstrators. He also did not hesitate to call in police in large numbers to arrest protestors who disrupted classes.

“In a democratic society,” Hayakawa said in justifying his recourse to the police, “the police are there for the protection of our liberties. It is in a totalitarian society that police take away our liberties.”

He took activists at their word that their demands were “non-negotiable,” and refused to negotiate.

A star was born, and he would serve as a complement to Reagan’s tough approach to campus troubles. Like Reagan, he referred to campus protestors as a “gang of goons and neo-Nazis,” and criticized the hypocrisy of campus liberals who expressed sympathy for the extremism of black radicals.

Hayakawa attacked “the intellectually slovenly habit, now popular among whites as well as blacks, of denouncing as racist those who oppose or are critical of any Negro tactic or demand. We have a standing obligation to the 17,500 or more students—white, black, yellow, red and brown—who are not on strike and have every right to expect continuation of their education.”

The grim truth of campus totalitarianism is that fascism is fun. It’s exhilarating to be part of an angry mob, and social media makes it easier than ever. There’s a huge rush to crushing enemies, silencing dissent, and winning tangible victories against established order. If these tactics keep working, we’ll get more of them, and the students trying to get a real education will be left to wonder why no one has any consideration left over for them.

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Former Intelligence Analyst: Political Correctness Is A Manipulative Tool For Centralizing Power


waving flagAuthored by Ginni Thomas, Contributor, 10/10/2015

URL of the original posting site: http://dailycaller.com/2015/10/10/former-intelligence-analyst-political-correctness-is-a-manipulative-tool-for-centralizing-power/#ixzz3oPBkvkk7

A former intelligence analyst, Stella Morabito, who grew up in a left-wing family and calls herself a “realist,” is speaking out about mass manipulation, political correctness and the transgender agenda. Her writings at The Federalist got the attention of Rush Limbaugh back in June when he seemed fascinated by her piece on mass delusion. A subsequent related piece is here.

In this exclusive video interview with the Daily Caller News Foundation, she details how the left uses mass manipulation techniques to confuse Americans and grab power. She condemns conservatives for not even realizing the behavior modification techniques being employed in the political square, such as those encouraged by liberals such as Cass Sunstein, who wrote the book “Nudge” or George Lakoff.

It was a project of cultural Marxists to capture the mediating institutions in our culture for ideological gain – the media, Hollywood, pop culture, academia and more. “If you push an agenda to centralize power, you need mass ignorance and effective propaganda.”

Morabito says political correctness provides “a semantic fog where manipulation can occur under the cause of deathguise of being fair or non-discriminatory.”

She details three tactics of the manipulation she observes. These include being subtle enough that people are not aware of the manipulation, changing our language to achieve thought control and the leverage of social isolation being used to force conformity to the elite’s narratives.

As for those who dissent from the elite’s orthodoxy or narratives, Morabito praises their courage. She mentions three positive possibilities of people who have the courage to be politically incorrect against the dominant narratives in this culture.  First, such a neighbor or friend could embolden a like-minded person who is fearful, causing a positive “ripple effect.” Second, they could influence a “fence-sitter” by nudging deeper thinking, she says. And lastly, even if the listener disagrees and rejects your point of view, you may water down the stereotype or caricature made of those who hold core American principles.

Morabito continues by discussing the emergence of gender identity theorists who seek a gender-less society and maximum conformity in order to amass power. She discusses the newly-introduced Equality Act and how dangerous its scope is.

Near the end, she condemns Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner for living out how he subjectively imagines a woman’s life to be. She says this is merely part of the mass confusion where there is “more detachment from reality to make us think we’re happy.”

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