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  • The Left's war against America

    09/06/2002 12:12:16 AM PDT · by Exton1 · 25 replies · 887+ views
    The New Australian ^ | James Henry
    Return to The New Australian The Left's war against America By James Henry Few people appreciate the power of ideas. When they experience the social and economic effects of intellectually inspired long-term trends, many tend to ascribe the process to a conspiracy of some kind. (If only that were so). More than 160 years ago J. S. Mill wrote of how the ideas of a few writers can eventually influence the thinking of a nation's intellectuals. Keynes made a similar point when he wrote: "Madmen in authority, who hear voices in the air, are distilling their frenzy from some academic...
  • San Francisco police will STOP releasing mugshots of people arrested to 'stop perpetuating racial stereotypes

    07/02/2020 7:11:43 PM PDT · by MNDude · 33 replies
    Bill Scott, chief of San Francisco policoe, said new rule takes effect immediately San Francisco is adopting the policy to stop spreading negative stereotypes Los Angeles and New York already have a policy against releasing mug shots
  • Weird: Out of Nowhere, Something Just Rocked Earth’s Magnetic Field

    06/26/2020 7:45:35 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 59 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | 25 June 2020 | Anthony Watts
    A GLOBAL MAGNETIC ANOMALY: On June 23rd, Earth’s quiet magnetic field was unexpectedly disturbed by a wave of magnetism that rippled around much of the globe. There was no solar storm or geomagnetic storm to cause the disturbance. So what was it?
  • Top chess personalities slam ABC for questioning if chess is 'racist' [i.e. Australian Broadcasting Corporation]

    06/26/2020 9:09:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | June 24, 2020 12:19 | Zachary Keyser
    After an Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Sydney radio station posed the question if chess is racist because it’s customary for the white pieces to move first, Russian chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov and former Australian chess representative John Adams took to Twitter to slam the notion, calling it “bull—” and a waste of taxpayer dollars. Adams noted that ABC contacted him to make a comment on the segment, which is intended to run Wednesday. “They called me up and asked whether I was the John Adams involved in chess,” Adams told the Daily Telegraph. “Then they said with everything going on,...
  • Uncle Ben’s rice says ‘now is the right time to evolve the brand’

    06/17/2020 11:15:50 AM PDT · by kevcol · 112 replies
    CBS17 news ^ | Jun 17, 2020
    NEW YORK — The owner of the Uncle Ben’s brand of rice says the brand will “evolve” in response to concerns about racial stereotyping. Caroline Sherman, a spokeswoman for Mars, which owns Uncle Ben’s, says the company is listening to the voices of consumers, especially in the black community, and recognizes that “now is the right time to evolve the brand, including its visual identity.” In the wake of the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, activists and consumers have demanded that companies take a stand against racial injustice or lose their business.
  • (Vanity?) NextDoor Pontificates

    06/12/2020 10:21:48 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 32 replies
    NextDoor | 6/12/20 | Sarah Friar (CEO NextDoor
    (From NextDoor CEO) Neighbors, Let me say it unequivocally: Racism has no place on Nextdoor. First, I want to express my outrage and sadness for those who have been hurt by the legacy of racism in the United States. I am heartbroken for those experiencing loss and grief right now. Recent events have acutely exposed that some of the behavior we see on our platform is not at all in line with our values as a company. We’ve heard from many Black neighbors that they do not feel welcome and respected. For this, we are sorry. This, we must change....
  • Portland mayor gives every city employee 40 hours of paid time off to mourn 400 years of black oppression

    06/11/2020 5:43:25 PM PDT · by Revel · 78 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/10/20 | Andrew Mark Miller
    The mayor of Portland, Oregon, announced that all city employees will receive 40 hours of bereavement leave to “grieve and reflect” over 400 years of black people being oppressed. Mayor Ted Wheeler sent an email to all city employees on Monday informing them that they will receive the uncontested paid time off to mourn racial disparity in response to the death of George Floyd, according to the Portland Tribune. “As a nation and as a City we continue to grieve the recent loss of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, and others in the country and in our community,”...
  • Greg Glassman resigns as CrossFit CEO after controversial statements about George Floyd

    06/09/2020 7:37:22 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 45 replies
    CNN Business ^ | June 9, 2020 | Rob McLean and Clare Duffy
    Embattled CrossFit CEO Greg Glassman is resigning after he sparked outrage over his response to nationwide protests against racial injustice and police brutality. In a statement Tuesday, Glassman said he decided to retire after he "created a rift in the CrossFit community and unintentionally hurt many of its members."... Glassman that day criticized a statement from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation calling racism a public health issue by responding "Floyd-19." In a follow-up tweet, Glassman said the health research institute's coronavirus model "failed," and he criticized it for modeling a "solution to racism."
  • Reds Exploiting Blacks: The Roots of Black Lives Matter

    06/06/2020 2:24:29 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 32 replies
    accuracy in media (AIM) ^ | January 12, 2016 | James Simpson
    The Black Lives Matter movement (BLM) casts itself as a spontaneous uprising born of inner city frustration, but is, in fact, the latest and most dangerous face of a web of well-funded communist/socialist organizations that have been agitating against America for decades. The Black Lives Matter movement claims that only whites can be racists. And while justifying violence to achieve “social justice,” the movement’s goal is to overthrow our society to replace it with a Marxist one. Many members of the black community would be shocked to learn that the intellectual godfathers of this movement are mostly white Communists, “queers”...
  • 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 · 71 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,...