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  • Hannah Gadsby Doesn’t Even Believe Her Own Argument

    05/28/2020 9:54:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 28, 2020 | Emily Jashinsky
    Gadsby's work is a testament to how eagerly the arbiters of our culture will devour and elevate work that convincingly purports to be progressive. Hannah Gadsby’s mission to rescue comedy from cruelty ends with “Douglas,” an act so immensely cruel it rises nearly to the level of torture. Gadsby, of course, is famous only because her first major special, “Nanette,” rejected the art of stand-up comedy, arguing that “punch lines need trauma” and are inherently “destructive.” Having pleased the liberal arbiters of culture, Gadsby followed her “powerful” and “transformative” rejection of stand-up with a stand-up special. “Nanette,” as it turns...
  • Modern Educayshun

    04/29/2020 8:01:31 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Ekwality ubber alles
  • The Coronavirus fix is too politically incorrect to implement

    04/06/2020 7:10:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/06/2020 | Walter Block
    Suppose there were a deadly virus that disproportionately attacked Jewish people, akin to Tay-Sachs disease, but was contagious via the air through sneezing, or via direct human-to-human touch, or indirectly, via cardboard or metal. What would the proper procedure be to reduce its spread? Would it be to quarantine everyone, given that this sickness affected virtually only members of the Jewish faith? Of course not; it would be to isolate and protect Jews alone. Suppose there were another virus that disproportionately attacked black people, similar to sickle cell anemia, with the same characteristics. Again, the policy to limit the spread...
  • Identity Politics Lied. New Yorkers Died

    04/02/2020 3:24:32 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 37 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | April 2, 2020 | Daniel Greenfield
    Last year, New York City Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot was warning that “even brief contact with the police or indirect exposure is associated with lasting harm to people’s physical and mental health”. “We as a public health department have really been trying to frame criminal justice system involvement as an exposure,” Barbot’s epidemiologist, Kimberly Zweig, claimed. Zweig had a degree in epidemiology, but her focus was entirely on PTSD and stress. Not on disease. Why was New York City so badly unprepared for the arrival of the coronavirus? The answer was radical politics. And Barbot and Zweig embodied the public...
  • The Media Are Embarrassing Themselves Over Trump’s Use Of ‘Chinese Virus’

    03/19/2020 10:45:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 19, 2020 | John Daniel Davidson
    Img src=https://thefederalist.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Ron-Burgundy-998x716.png> the mainstream media’s ranks are populated by biased hacks who don’t care half as much about reporting accurately on the Wuhan coronavirus as they care about making Trump seem like a racist. Yesterday, amid the ongoing economic and social disruptions caused by the coronavirus, rising numbers of infections and deaths globally, and widespread closures of schools and other extreme measures imposed across the country, the mainstream media decided we should have a national debate about whether it’s racist for President Trump to call it the “Chinese virus.”In what can only be described as a moment of unconscious self-parody,...
  • P.C. Press Corps Waste Valuable Time at Presidential Briefing to Complain About Referring to COVID-19 as "Chinese Virus"

    03/18/2020 10:18:23 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 91 replies
    Vanity | March 18, 2020 | Self
    Seriously, how long does this stupidity continue? Charges of racism and xenophobia continue as the press objects to the Trump Administration referring to the COVID-19 virus by its place or origin.
  • I fear anyone who dissents from police will be visited by thought police

    03/16/2020 6:12:45 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 15 replies
    Mail on Sunday ^ | 15th March 2020 | Peter Hitchens
    It was a bright, cold day in Oxford and everywhere I looked, rainbow flags flapped and fluttered in the sharp wind. They flew from the ancient colleges along the High Street. They flew from the Town Hall. And what they said to me was ‘Your side has lost. There is nothing you can do about it.’ As I write this, I know that an apprentice Thought Police officer will certainly copy and store my words, to use them against me at some point in the future. The mere act of suggesting that there is anything oppressive about these banners will...
  • The Intolerance of Tolerance

    03/16/2020 9:21:36 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 12 replies
    PragerU ^ | 03/16/2020 | PraguerU
    What does it mean to be tolerant? The dictionary defines tolerance as respect for opinions, beliefs, and practices that differ from your own. But in our polarized cultural climate, it has come to mean something else entirely. Greg Koukl, president of Stand to Reason, sorts it all out.
  • ‘Outdated Cultural Depictions’: Bob Iger Says ‘Song Of The South’ Won’t Screen on Disney Plus Streaming Service

    03/16/2020 8:35:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 63 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 3/15/2020 | Ben Kew
    Disney will not be adding the 1946 animation Song Of The South to its Disney+ streaming service because it is “not appropriate in today’s world,” the company’s executive chairman Bob Iger said this week. Iger made the remarks during Disney’s annual shareholder’s meeting on Wednesday when he was asked a question as to whether the full Disney library will be available on the service. “I’ve felt, for as long as I’ve been CEO, that Song of the South – even with a disclaimer – was just not appropriate in today’s world,” he said. “Given the depictions in some of those...
  • Postcard from Pre-Totalitarian America

    02/20/2020 11:34:12 AM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 19 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | February 18, 2020 | Rod Dreher
    ...Folks, Americans are extremely naive about what’s coming. We just cannot imagine that people who burst into tears in the face of gentle mockery of their political beliefs can ever come to power. They are already in power, in the sense that they have mesmerized leaders of American institutions. I’m telling you, that 2015 showdown on Yale’s campus between Prof. Nicholas Christakis and the shrieking students was profoundly symbolic. Christakis used the techniques of discursive reason to try to establish contact with these young people. None of it mattered. They yelled and cursed and sobbed. The fact that he disagreed...
  • Maryland school district revamps U.S. history curriculum after reviewing how topics like slavery are taught

    02/20/2020 12:39:00 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | February 20, 2020
    A school district in Maryland revamped its eighth grade U.S. history curriculum after reviewing how it approached topics like slavery. Eighth graders at Montgomery County Public Schools, one of the largest districts in the nation, now mostly use primary sources like letters and speeches to learn about U.S. history, instead of relying on textbooks alone. "It was really important to us to make sure that we are telling an inclusive narrative of American history," said Tiferet Ani, social studies curriculum specialist. "And so to get away from sort of the dominant narrative that's focused on presidents, on generals, you know,...
  • Survey Of UK Art World Finds ‘A Quagmire Of Wokeness’ Rife With ‘Coercion, Bullying, Intimidation And Intolerance’

    02/20/2020 11:23:03 AM PST · by DeweyCA · 7 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 2-20-20 | John Sexton
    A UK magazine called ArtsProfessional has published the results of a “Freedom of Expression survey” and the results are not good. The survey found that in the professional art world in the UK , self-censorship is the norm and pressure to stay silent on controversial issues is felt by most. A culture of self-censorship and fear of backlash from funders, colleagues and the public is convincing arts and cultural workers to stay silent on important issues, according to new research from ArtsProfessional… While about 90% of respondents agreed that “the arts and cultural sector has a responsibility to use its...
  • Microaggressions Cause Teen’s Tumor on NBC Medical Drama

    02/19/2020 3:31:38 PM PST · by jmcenanly · 30 replies
    MRC Newsbusters ^ | February 19, 2020 12:41 AM EST | Julia A.Seymour
    NBC’s medical drama New Amsterdam had an unusual diagnosis this Tuesday in the episode, “Sabbath.” After Dr. Helen Sharpe finds her 13-year-old patient Cephas has four benign tumors growing in his stomach and that the boy has elevated levels of stress hormones, psychiatrist Dr. Iggy Frome determines the tumors were caused by racism. As the surgeon operates and removes the four tumors from Cephas, he warns the tumors could come back and might not be benign next time. Iggy realizes Cephas feels isolated and threatened all the time after asking him a series of questions that measures a person’s level...
  • ‘Frustrating and Disheartening’: 3 Girls, Losing to Biological Males in Track, Announce Lawsuit

    02/13/2020 3:59:02 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 74 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 12, 2020 | Fred Lucas
    When Chelsea Mitchell, ranked as the fastest girl in the 55-meter dash in Connecticut high school track, showed up for a competition last year, she knew it would be a challenge. Her competitors included two biological males who said they identify as girls. Mitchell, a senior at Canton High School, had seen the speeds posted by the two. She was aware that other girls had lost to athletes born as boys who identify as girls. But at the time, she says, she “could feel the adrenaline in my blood.” That adrenaline wasn’t enough, though. Mitchell came in third behind the...
  • But They’re Worried About Plastic Straws and Grocery Bags…

    02/09/2020 7:34:56 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 31 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 2-9-20 | MOTUS
    Behold the greening of America: A wind turbine’s blades can be longer than a Boeing 747 wing, so at the end of their lifespan they can’t just be hauled away. First, you need to saw through the lissome fiberglass using a diamond-encrusted industrial saw to create three pieces small enough to be strapped to a tractor-trailer… The municipal landfill in Casper, Wyoming, is the final resting place of 870 blades whose days making renewable energy have come to end. The severed fragments look like bleached whale bones nestled against one another. Wind Turbine Blades Can’t Be Recycled, So They’re Piling...
  • ‘Bank’rupt Decision Jeopardizes Opportunity for Disadvantaged Children in Florida

    02/05/2020 6:08:58 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 4, 2020 | Lindsey Burke
    Last week, Wells Fargo and Fifth Third Bank announced they no longer would donate to the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program, which enables more than 108,000 low-income children and children in foster care to receive scholarships to attend a safe and effective school of choice. The move comes after the Orlando Sentinel published a piece suggesting that $105 million in tax credit scholarships had been used by families to pay tuition at faith-based schools that, as The Federalist’s Joy Pullmann put it, “uphold their faiths’ historic sexual ethics.” Businesses that contribute to nonprofit scholarship-granting organizations in the state can receive...
  • Two More Venues Cancel Michelle Malkin Lecture in Maine

    01/18/2020 4:37:00 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 January 2020 | TOM CICCOTTA
    Two additional venues have canceled a lecture event featuring conservative commentator and author Michelle Malkin. The event was first moved to the Gendron Franco Center in Lewiston, Maine, after a local hotel canceled the event as originally planned by a group of University of Maine students. Malkin’s second backup location has now also canceled her planned lecture. It appears the event will still happen, but details on a fourth venue have not been made public as of this writing. According to a local news report, the Gendron Franco Center announced on Friday that it canceled a Friday night event featuring...
  • The plight of the unwoke

    01/18/2020 10:38:31 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/18/2020 | Lynne Lechter
    Urban slang defines a person being "woke" or "wokeness" as someone being cognizant of "social justice." Social justice, in this worldview, encompasses racism, feminism, gender fluidity, inequality, and "undocumented visitors" (illegal aliens). The very word connotes a superior state of being in which any opposing opinion is perceived as a personal affront, or even attack, and triggers the necessity for safe spaces. Opposing viewpoints are bludgeoned on college campuses and in the mainstream media as racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, gun-toting, and Bible-thumping idiocies. Oh, the elitism — and blindness! The woke are really the unwoke — those with no sense...
  • Demoted and Placed on Probation [Computer Scientist Resisting the PC thugs on campus]

    01/17/2020 4:39:39 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 25 replies
    Quillette ^ | January 11, 2020 | Stuart Reges
    It all started in June 2018, when Quillette published my article, “Why Women Don’t Code,” and things picked up steam when Jordan Peterson shared a link to the article on his Twitter account. A burst of outrage and press coverage followed which I discussed in a follow-up piece. The original article was one of the ten most read pieces published by Quillette in 2018, and continues to generate interest. A recent YouTube video about it has been viewed over 120,000 times, as of this writing: In his tweet promoting my article, Peterson took issue with one of my claims. I...
  • Boy George Mocks Preferred Pronouns

    01/07/2020 2:16:13 PM PST · by Red Badger · 55 replies
    www.dailywire.com ^ | January 7th, 2020 | By Amanda Prestigiacomo
    On Monday, singer-songwriter Boy George mocked the idea of folks having so-called “preferred pronouns,” calling it “ridiculous.” “Leave your pronoun’s at the door!” the “Karma Chameleon” singer posted to social media. ======================================================= Boy George ✔ @BoyGeorge Leave your pronoun's at the door! 4,556 8:41 AM - Jan 6, 2020 Twitter Ads info and privacy 862 people are talking about this ------------------------------------------------------------ Responding to criticism, Boy George, whose real name is George Alan O’Dowd, posted: “You must refer to me as ‘Napoleon’ and that’s as ridiculous as it gets!” he said, noting that he “used the ladies toilet throughout the 80s!”...