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  • China: Two Incidents Open Pandora’s Box – Analysis

    05/25/2012 6:46:07 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies
    Eurasia View ^ | 05/22/12 | Bhaskar Roy
    China: Two Incidents Open Pandora’s Box – Analysis May 22, 2012 By Bhaskar Roy Two incidents, one regarding Chongqing Party Secretary Bo Xilai, and the other involving a blind human rights activist and self-taught lawyer Chen Guangchen, destroyed the myth that the Chinese system is a well oiled machine. Policy, individual, and bitter factional rivalries are kept sealed from the public to ensure the Party’s inviolability. This is the biggest political quake the country has experienced since the 1989 Tiananmen Square incident. The new age of social communication, the internet, has also damaged the Party’s secrecy. Even people inside the...
  • College Kowtows to Students Saying ‘Free Speech Harms’

    07/22/2019 4:47:03 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 19, 2019 | Jonathan Butcher
    It became known as “The Bloody Morning Scout.” In 1755, Ephraim Williams Jr. led colonial forces and some 200 Mohawk allies into battle against French and Indian troops near Lake George, New York. But Williams marched into a deadly ambush. He was killed in the fight, and his troops were driven back, suffering tremendous losses. But history records that those under his command fought bravely and made “a very handsome retreat.” Today, the college that bears Williams’ name has been ambushed by its own students, and school officials have beaten a hasty and inglorious retreat. At Williams College in Massachusetts,...
  • Something San Francisco This Way Comes

    07/05/2019 7:02:09 AM PDT · by Twotone · 46 replies
    American Spectator ^ | July 5, 2019 | Daniel Flynn
    The San Francisco School Board last week authorized $600,000 in spending to destroy a mural depicting George Washington at a high school named for him. “It’s rude and disrespectful to people’s cultures,” a junior at the school told the San Francisco Chronicle. The school board president agrees. “I think the images are really harmful,” Stevon Cook explains. “But I do understand the sensitivity about it being art. It’s a difficult position to be in.” The board’s vice president, Mark Sanchez, maintains, “Painting it over represents not only a symbolic fresh start, but a real fresh start.” The censorship follows the...
  • My Tribute to Our Founding Fathers

    07/04/2019 4:30:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 4th 2019 | Lily Tang Williams
    On this Independence Day, let me pay homage to America’s founding fathers who wrote “The Declaration of Independence”, which changed my life by bringing me to the United States in 1988. I was born in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China, right before the start of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. I lived with my parents and two younger brothers in government housing which had just two small rooms with an outdoor kitchen that my Dad built. There was no indoor plumbing and heating. The free community housing had a mud floor, good for growing mushrooms. Eight families in the community shared one...
  • Gillette releases ad with trans man shaving for the first time (More leftist nonsense from Gillette)

    05/25/2019 4:40:43 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 123 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | May 25, 2019 | David Matthews
    Gillette has released a new advertisement featuring a trans man shaving for the first time as his father looks on with pride. The ad features Samson Bonkeabantu Brown, a young Canadian, who says, “Growing up I was always trying to figure out what kind of man I want to become and I’m still trying to figure out what kind that I want to become.” Brown then receives encouragement and advice from his father. “Now don’t be scared. Shaving is about being confident. You are doing fine.” Brown concludes the ad saying, “It’s not just myself transitioning. It’s everyone around me...
  • Dutch Cardinal on Gender Ideology: It Sets the World ‘Against the Christian Faith’

    05/20/2019 6:47:28 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 5/17/19 | Ed Pentin
    In a Register interview, Cardinal Willem Eijk discusses his concerns about gender ideology, and how faithful Catholics can respond to the current moral crisis in the Church. Gender theory, the notion that male and female roles have no, or merely a remote, connection with the biological sex, sets the human race and world order “against the Christian faith,” Cardinal Willem Eijk warned at a Rome conference. Speaking May 16 at the Rome Life Forum, an annual meeting of members of the international pro-life movement, the archbishop of Utrecht, Netherlands, explained how the ideology, which has spread rapidly, is rooted in...
  • George Washington mural 'traumatizes' San Fran students; high school may remove art

    05/02/2019 11:23:05 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 96 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 2, 2019 | By Douglas Ernst
    A San Francisco school district may remove an 83-year-old mural of President George Washington from, ironically, George Washington High School because it “traumatizes students and community members.” The work of artist Victor Arnautoff, a communist, may no longer be progressive enough for “Fog City.” His 13 panels for the high school, created in 1936, have been deemed problematic by the San Francisco Unified School District. Officials say some the artist’s historical depictions are offensive to Native Americans and blacks. Laura Dudnick, a spokeswoman for the district, told educational watchdog the College Fix via email Thursday that Mr. Arnautoff’s work was...
  • Mississippi flag ordered out of park near Statue of Liberty [by NJ governor Murphy]

    04/26/2019 3:57:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 204 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 26, 2019 | Mike Catalini
    New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday ordered that the Mississippi flag, which carries a Confederate emblem, be replaced by the American flag at a state park that overlooks the Statue of Liberty. Murphy ordered the removal of Mississippi’s flag from a display of each state’s flag at Liberty State Park, a preserve of more than 1,200 acres in Jersey City that overlooks Ellis Island and Lady Liberty. Murphy is a first-term Democrat and a self-styled progressive who regularly cited the Emma Lazarus poem at the statue’s base that invites immigrants to America. New Jersey, he said, is rooted in...
  • Notre Dame to Cover Up Christopher Columbus Murals

    01/21/2019 9:05:01 PM PST · by ppaul · 87 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/21/2019
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The University of Notre Dame will cover murals in a campus building that depict Christopher Columbus in America, the school's president said, following criticism that the images depict Native Americans in stereotypical submissive poses before white European explorers. The 12 murals created in the 1880s by Luis Gregori were intended to encourage immigrants who had come to the U.S. during a period of anti-Catholic sentiment. But they conceal another side of Columbus: the exploitation and repression of Native Americans, said the Rev. John Jenkins, president of Notre Dame...
  • Lady Gaga, R. Kelly song removed from streaming services, YouTube

    01/12/2019 7:25:06 AM PST · by Libloather · 46 replies
    UPI ^ | 1/11/19 | Wade Sheridan
    Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Lady Gaga's 2013 single "Do What U Want (With My Body)" featuring R. Kelly has been removed from music streaming services. Gaga promised on Twitter Wednesday that the track would be removed in response to the multiple sexual assault allegations that Kelly is facing. Official music videos for "Do What U Want (With My Body)" were also removed from YouTube, however, a video of Gaga and Kelly performing the song at the American Music Awards remains.
  • Kaywin Feldman Becomes the First Woman to Direct the National Gallery of Art (social justice in DC)

    12/19/2018 8:45:26 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 19 replies
    artnet ^ | December 11, 2018 | Eileen Kinsell
    Kaywin Feldman Becomes the First Woman to Direct the National Gallery of Art in Washington Feldman is the fifth director to lead the venerable 77-year old institution. The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, has named Kaywin Feldman as its new director. She will be the fifth director—and the first ever female director—of the venerable 77-year-old institution. Feldman, who has been director of the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) since 2008, will take up the new position in March 2019. The seasoned museum administrator takes the helm from longtime director Earl “Rusty” Powell III, who has led the National...
  • End the War on ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’! It’s Feminist — Really

    12/05/2018 11:55:55 PM PST · by dennisw · 84 replies
    /variety. ^ | 9 4 2018 | /variety.
    Commentary: Canada's CBC is the latest radio outlet to ban "Baby" as offensive. Who to believe — radio programmers, or actual feminists? There is one group, and one group only, that should be crusading against the performance of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” in public: vicious maiden aunts. These treacherous protectors of niece-ly chastity have no coalition in 2018, so far as we’ve heard. (Speak up and say your piece if you’re out there, Auntie Lame Society.). So the campaign against Frank Loesser’s 1940s classic has been left to others — not so much feminists, as rumored, since most who’ve thought...
  • Cleveland Radio Station Will No Longer Play Classic Christmas Carol About Cold-Weather Sex

    12/05/2018 6:25:04 PM PST · by Coleus · 48 replies
    Jezebel ^ | 12.02.18 | Emily Alford
    The holidays are here, which means it’s time to debate whether or not the lyrics to “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” are creepy or just crappy and annoying. According to CNN, Star 102, WDOK-FM, a Cleveland Christmas radio station has decided it won’t be playing “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” this year. The 74-year-old song by “Guys and Dolls” writer Frank Loesser is also known on Urban Dictionary as the “Christmas Date Rape Song.”On the station’s website, radio host Glenn Anderson explained that the song is no longer appropriate for #MeToo era: “Now, I do realize that when the song was written...
  • “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”: Rape or Empowerment? A Christmas song has competing interpretations

    12/05/2018 6:18:53 PM PST · by Coleus · 35 replies
    the good men project ^ | 12.03.18 | Paul Hartzer 1 Comment
    It’s the Christmas season again, which means it’s time for the annual debate. Well, actually, it’s time for several annual debates: Is “Happy Holidays” a valid greeting, or is it the sign of a Liberal War on Christmas? Is Wham’s “Last Christmas” the GOAT of Christmas songs, or is it a cheesy artifact that should have been left in the 1980s with parachute pants and bleached bangs? Now that we survived the discomfort of avoiding political discussions with Uncle Frank at Thanksgiving dinner, do we really have to do it again at Christmas? What should Starbucks put on their cups?...
  • 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' classic called bigoted, ‘seriously problematic’

    11/30/2018 8:50:04 AM PST · by ETL · 94 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Nov 30, 2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    HuffPost, a liberal news site, was lampooned after saying Christmas classic “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” was “seriously problematic” over claims that it features sexism and bullying. “Viewers are noticing the tale may not be so jolly after all,” the outlet’s video said. “And they’re sharing their observations online.” Among those observations was the suggestion that the TV classic was a story about racism and homophobia, while calling Santa Claus abusive and bigoted. “Yearly reminder that #Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a parable on racism & homophobia w/Santa as a bigoted exploitative prick,” read one comment shared by HuffPost. “Santa’s operation...
  • History Is the Chinese Communist Party’s Worst Enemy

    09/13/2018 11:52:04 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies
    The National Interest ^ | Sep 9, 2018 | Francis Grice
    In conventional accounts of the Chinese Revolutionary Civil War (1926–1949), Mao Zedong is shown towering heroically above a great throng of adoring peasants, who have surged up in a great wave to defeat their imperialist foes and propel the Communists into power. A growing number of historians—both in China and abroad—have begun to unpick the myth. Jung Chang and John Halliday wrote a scathing retelling of Mao’s life and actions, with the thesis that Mao and his followers were bloodthirsty thugs who bullied their way into power through anti-civilian violence, sinister manipulation and dumb luck. Otto Braun documented many of...
  • Little House on the Praire Books labeled Offensive

    07/16/2018 5:22:25 AM PDT · by KierkegaardMAN · 65 replies
    I was sitting on my daughter’s bed reading Laura Ingalls Wilder, and this and other scenes in “Little House on the Prairie” stopped me cold. What had been, in my gauzy memory, a beautiful and pure story was complicated by passages like this: “Why don’t you like Indians, Ma?” Laura asked, and she caught a drop of molasses with her tongue. “I just don’t like them; and don’t lick your fingers, Laura,” said Ma.
  • Disappointed Chinese Christians joined Communists

    06/28/2018 1:27:52 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    UCA News ^ | May 2018
    Professor Ying Fuk-tsang, director of the divinity school at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, says that during the early years of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) some Christians became disappointed with church institutions. They thought God had taken away the power of Christianity to save humanity, so they joined the CCP as secret, or underground, members. He cited Yan Baohang, who was baptized when studying at the Fengtian (now Shenyang) Normal School and served as a trainee student secretary in the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA). He was later sent to the University of Edinburgh in Scotland for further...
  • Toxic Fandom Is Killing 'Star Wars'

    06/11/2018 8:21:36 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 139 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 11, 2018 | Marc Bernadin
    Racist harassment of 'Last Jedi' star Kelly Marie Tran and the 'Solo' backlash: Lucasfilm’s problem isn’t the movies, it’s trolls who want only the nostalgia of their youth, like "old Luke Skywalker hiding on an island from everything new," writes columnist Marc Bernardin. Fandom has always been an us versus them proposition. In the early days, it was because you loved something that the world at large found silly, be it comic books or Doctor Who. It was you and those who felt like you, against everyone else. Star Wars redefined fandom because it built a bigger tent than had...
  • Dangerous People Are Teaching Your Kids (video)

    06/11/2018 7:11:15 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    Prager University ^ | 6-11-2018 | Jordan Peterson
    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LquIQisaZFU TRANSCRIPT-- You may not realize it, but you are currently funding some dangerous people. They are indoctrinating young minds throughout the West with their resentment-ridden ideology. They have made it their life's mission to undermine Western civilization itself, which they regard as corrupt, oppressive and “patriarchal.” If you're a taxpayer—or paying for your kid's liberal arts degree—you're underwriting this gang of nihilists. You're supporting ideologues who claim that all truth is subjective; that all sex differences are socially constructed; and that Western imperialism is the sole source of all Third World problems. They are the post-modernists, pushing “progressive”...