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The contagion of Political Correctness is worsening
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| May 19, 2014
| Dan Miller
Posted on 05/19/2014 12:10:51 PM PDT by DanMiller
Evils such as Islam cannot be called evil because to do so is considered "racist" and worse.
Here's a video of an interview with Dineh D'Souza, who engages in what Attorney General Holder did not mean when he called for an "honest discussion" of Race or anything else. Mr. D'Sousa well knows the dangers of political correctness. Please watch at least this video.
Back in 2012, I posted an article titled Political Correctness is a Communicable Disease. Islam is protected from legitimate criticism -- increasingly -- by a shield of political correctness. So are President Obama's malignant policies. To take issue substantively with either is "racist."
The religion of peace
According to libruls, "Islamophobia" (an irrational fear of Islam) is racist. It matters neither that Islam is not a race nor that the fear is rational.
In April, a British candidate for the European Parliament was arrested "on suspicion of religious/racial harassment" for publicly quoting Winston Churchill on the Muslim religion.
Mr Weston told his audience: 'Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.
'Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the faith: all know how to die but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it.
'No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith.'
Police officers arrested Mr Weston, mid-speech, for failing to comply with their request to move on under the powers of a dispersal order made against him.
He was further arrested on suspicion of religious or racial harrassment.
Islamist clerics who preach hatred and violence toward concepts for which Britain once stood -- including freedom -- are generally given a free pass.
We are told that since Boko Haram does evil things, it is not Islamic. As noted here,
According to a Democrat Senator from New Hampshire, Boko Haram is not Islamist.
New Hampshire senator Jeanne Shaheen says Boko Haram, the Islamic terrorist group that has kidnapped hundreds of Nigerian girls from their families and forced them to convert to Islam, should not be confused with Islam. The Democrat made the point in a Thursday hearing.
One of the hearings witnesses, State Department official Robert Jackson, prompted Shaheens comment when he argued that Boko Harams philosophy is not an Islamist philosophy.
I agree and Im glad you made that point, said Shaheen. Clearly, we need to make sure Islam is not confused with some of these horrible terrorist acts that have been and continue to be perpetrated by terrorists groups. [Emphasis added.]
Islamic persecution of Christians? So what? It must all be done by a few Islamic extremists -- rather like Tea Party Terrorists in the U.S. and "Price tag" terrorists in Israel.
An article by an Israeli, AnneinPt, titled Price tag, illegal building and Olmerts guilty verdict questioned the way in which the librul media deal with "price tag terrorists."
The Israeli news (which the international media have lapped up with malicious glee) is full of the acts of vandalism and petty crime committed by Israeli youngsters who live in communities in Judea and Samaria. They have been nicknamed hilltop youth by the media after the hilltop settlements in which some of them live. Im sure youve all heard of at least some of their pranks: anti-Arab and anti-Christian graffiti spray-painted on mosques, churches, and Palestinian homes; tire slashing of cars belong to both Palestinians and the IDF [Israeli Defense Force]; and generally causing a disturbance of the peace whenever the IDF or police come to their communities or are even in the vicinity. [Insert added.]
p style="color: #333333;">The psychological reasons posited for the price-tag phenomenon are varied: they are youth traumatized by the Gush Katif expulsion; they have been traumatized by Palestinian terror attacks on themselves, their families or their friends and they feel betrayed by the IDF and the political establishment whose reactions they feel have been weak to none; they have been marginalized by a hostile press and leftist academia and feel they have no recourse; they have been brutalized by the occupation
the list goes on Im sure.
. . . .
[T]he official Israeli reaction has been over the top and hypocritical. This op-ed in Arutz Sheva by Douglas Altabef expresses my sentiments perfectly:
Suddenly, there is a new threat to world peace and stability. There has arisen a diabolical force, so sly, so threatening, so innately evil as to challenge the very foundations of Western Civilization.
This despicable, unspeakable force moves with the cunning of a cat, strikes with the force of the Mongol Hordes and, when the rest of the world is naively asleep, stealthily arrives to
Spray Paint the Side of a Building!
or even worse, unbelievably worse, to
Have we perhaps lost some perspective here, or is the hysteria about Price Tag attacks meant very much to be a straw dog for a larger issue, against a more serious enemy.
First things first. I am not excusing Price Tag attacks. They are the criminal acts of hooligans.
But lets also apply some perspective. Spraying a wall with paint is not in the same league as spraying a car with bullets. Slashing a tire does not quite equate to slashing a throat. [Emphasis added.]
But judging by the reactions of many on the Left there is no difference. Worse yet, those who find justification for the actions of Palestinian Arabs feel no compunction in labeling these perpetrators terrorists or even, to quote Amos Oz, a monster that needs to be called what it is: Hebrew neo-Nazi groups.
When all else fails, call it "racism"
Remember the Bundy Ranch kerfuffle? Mr. Bundy said some things about Blacks and Mexicans which, edited for the purpose, were used with great success to divert attention from overreach by the Federal Bureau of Land Management to focus on race.
The same sort of ideology-based editing was used during media efforts to slam George Zimmerman as a "racist." As noted at the linked article,
Racist has become an all-purpose word for damning any viewpoint with which libruls disagree. Perhaps some yell racism merely to purify their souls of their own sins of racism by casting stones at lesser beings. However, they often do so, as urged by Saul Alinsky, because they cannot successfully attack a position factually or otherwise substantively. It matters little, if at all, that the characterization is through omission. [Emphasis added.]
Alinsky asserts that in charging that so-and-so is a racist bastard and then diluting this with qualifying remarks such as He is a good churchgoing man, generous to charity, and a good husband, one convicts oneself of political idiocy (134). The winning strategy is to pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. [Emphasis added.]
Since few enjoy being characterized as disingenuous racist, this tactic can be very effective and force the victim to try to prove a negative and to be politically correct thereafter. No matter what he may say or do, the characterization tarnishes the victim.
That Alinsky tactic was used against George Zimmerman during a pre-trial media assault dedicated to showing that Mr. Zimmerman was a racist. This recorded conversation between Mr. Zimmerman and a police dispatcher was edited and widely broadcast to delete the words shown below in bold face type:
Zimmerman: This guy looks like hes up to no good or hes on drugs or something. Its raining and hes just walking around, looking about.
Dispatcher: OK and this guy is he white, black or Hispanic?
Zimmerman: He looks black. [Emphasis added.]
Heres how it was broadcast to make Mr. Zimmerman seem to be a racist:
Zimmerman: There is a real suspicious guy. Ah, this guy looks like he is up to no good or he is on drugs or something. He looks black.
How mindbogglingly brain washed to we have to be to accept such garbage as true and, if ideologically-oriented editing comes to light, to shrug and say, "it was just an honest mistake?" Why do the "legitimate" media gleefully report crimes against Blacks as racist, while failing to report overtly racist crimes by Blacks against Whites as race-based, if reported at all?
According to an article at Front Page Magazine titled Media Blackout of the Knockout Game
Its an infuriating example of political correctness: Most of New York Citys media outlets have sanitized the nature of a spate of unprovoked attacks upon hapless pedestrians all recent victims of the so-called knockout game. There have been injuries and several deaths among men, women, and youngsters, as they suffered walloping sucker punches by roving black youths in New York City and elsewhere.
The knockout game involves an unmentionable subject for most in the mainstream media: black-on-white violence. To a lesser extent, Asians and Hispanics have been targeted as well. Theyre white enough, it seems, for black youths playing the knockout game.
For those unfamiliar with the knockout game, its how some black youths amuse themselves, especially in urban settings. The goal: use a single devastating punch to knock a victim unconscious. And when they succeed, they invariably react with merriment and laughter, as videos capturing the mayhem have revealed. Could racism be motivating these black youths? Nobody in the mainstream media dares suggest that this might be fueling the black mob violence in what President Obama said would be a post-racial era.
Be not concerned. According to an article at Mother Jones titled The "Knockout Game" Isn't a Real Trend. These Lawmakers Are Trying to Ban It, Anyway,
The Connecticut state Legislature's Judiciary Committee passed a bill last week that would ramp up penalties for people who commit assault as part of the so-called "knockout game." Reports of black teens randomly punching bystanders and then uploading videos to YouTube sparked a media frenzy last year. After the hype died down, it became clear that there was little law enforcement data to suggest the knockout game is a trend among black teensor anyone elseand plenty of critics have noted that the obsessive media coverage perpetuates racist tropes. (Remember "wilding" and "headlight flashing"?) [Emphasis added.]
Would our always candid law enforcement officials conceal Black racism? Perish the thought.
Attempting to counter the forces of political correctness is almost certain to precipitate charges of racism, Islamophobia and worse. Few are willing to risk disparagement of that nature, and for a politician to do so can bring politically fatal consequences. Generally, politicians seek election or reelection above all else. Shouldn't that -- indicative of their lack of integrity-- disqualify them?
TOPICS: Government; Politics; Religion
KEYWORDS: dsouza; islam; obama; pc
posted on 05/19/2014 12:10:51 PM PDT
I agree, but things might not be so bad as this, long term. Both the Islamists and the homosexuals are almost certain to go too far and political correctness will disappear like dew in the morning sun. The anglo-saxons are to slow to anger but when they do.....they really let go. Just ask the Nazis, the Japanese, and the American Indian.
posted on 05/19/2014 12:22:18 PM PDT
This report that was actually written 46 years ago calling the PC pukes to action.
"Hasans role as a lightning rod to draw the publics bolts of wrath upon the heads of the Islamists was meeting with success, so much so that responsible figures in the Washington Establishment were becoming alarmed lest a tidal wave of anti-Muslims sweep the nation. The NY Times reported on November 26, 2009 that 'one of the things President Obama is said to be concerned about is that the proIslamist background of Nidal Hasan, the man who is accused by the Fort Hood police of assassinating military men and women, may lead in some places to another witch hunt that will divide the country and complicate the new Presidents relations with the Middle East.'"
Hmmm.. that sounded familiar.
"Oswalds role as a lightning rod to draw the publics bolts of wrath upon the heads of the Left was meeting with success, so much so that responsible figures in the Washington Establishment were becoming alarmed lest a tidal wave of neoMcCarthyism sweep the nation. James Reston reported in the New York Times on November 26, 1963 that 'one of the things President Johnson is said to be concerned about is that the proCommunist background of Lee Oswald, the man who is accused by the Dallas police of assassinating President Kennedy, may lead in some places to another Communist hunt that will divide the country and complicate the new Presidents relations with Moscow.'"
The undercurrent of PC is hatred of (anti-Stalinist) conservatives. I remember the liberals went to great lengths to blame the emerging modern conservative movement for the assassination of JFK.. and we were pointing out Oswald's connections to communists.. that alarmed the Establishment. You can see how the Establishment just like today reacted
Bottom portion is from an Internet source.
From the Chambers to the chamber pot..
Void the bowels of Washington, D.C. 2014- 2016
posted on 05/19/2014 1:37:48 PM PDT
(If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
posted on 05/19/2014 1:50:16 PM PDT
(My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
What race is a muslim?
Islam is not a race, as noted in the article. However, whatever else it may be, it seems well along to winning the race for dominance and the civilized world seems to be losing.
posted on 05/20/2014 10:22:17 AM PDT
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