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Philosophy (News/Activism)

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  • Sen. Kaine Suggests Replacing Statue of Lee With One of Pocahontas in U.S. Capitol

    08/21/2017 12:01:36 PM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 8/21/2017 | Susan Jones
    The discussion about Confederate statues is about addition as well as subtraction, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) said on Sunday. He told CBS’s “Face the Nation” that he favors removing the statue of Robert E. Lee in the U.S. Capitol and replacing it with one of Pocahontas, for example. He also mentioned several other names.
  • Pee-Filled Projectiles A Recurring Weapon Of Choice For ‘Anti-Fascists’

    08/21/2017 11:53:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 67 replies ^ | 8/20/2017 | Peter Hasson
    In their efforts to drive political opponents from the public square, self-described “anti-fascists” (or “antifa”) are utilizing a disgusting and degrading weapon: human urine. In just the latest instance of weaponized urine, counter-protesters demonstrating against a free speech rally in Boston on Saturday flung urine-filled bottles at police officers trying to maintain order amidst an already tense political climate. The Boston Police Department sent out a message on Twitter urging demonstrators not to assault officers with urine, but it’s unclear if it had any effect. Boston Police Commissioner William Evans stated at a press conference later that day that protesters...
  • Why gay people are a higher form of evolution [mega-barf alert, obviously]

    08/21/2017 10:20:57 AM PDT · by fwdude · 105 replies
    Dallas Voice ^ | 16 August 2017 | Mikey Rox
    Link only, for leftist citation.
  • Zimbabwe's Mugabe: 'We will not prosecute killers of white farmers

    08/21/2017 6:28:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies ^ | 8/19/2017 | unknown
    Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has said that people who murdered white farmers during a government-sanctioned purge in the 2000s will never be prosecuted. The 93-year-old president addressed a rally in Harare on Monday to mark Heroes’ Day, which commemorates soldiers who have fought for the country, particularly in its independence war against British colonizers. Zimbabwe implemented a controversial land reform program in 2000 that saw squatters invade and seize hundreds of white-owned farms around the country. The violent seizures resulted in the murder of several white farmers, with many more displaced, and close associates of Mugabe given large chunks of...
  • Actor James Woods threatened on Twitter(perp pic in article)

    08/21/2017 6:08:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 8/20/2017 | unknown
    It was just one of those nights for actor James Woods – minding his own business, fighting the good fight for conservative ideals on the Twitter front. Then it came – a full-frontal threat of violence from a guy named Matthew E. Jacob of Manhasset, Long Island. “If I see you in the street I will hit you over the head with a 2 x 4,” he threatened. But Jacob picked a fight with the wrong actor. Woods, best know for his bad-guy roles, took a screenshot of the threat and tweeted it to Twitter Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey,...
  • 'You will see riots': U.S. told to brace for 'messy' campus unrest

    08/21/2017 5:59:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies ^ | 8/20/2017 | Greg Corombos
    As colleges and universities prepare for the return of students in the coming weeks, one of the few administrators willing to criticize the tidal wave of intellectual intolerance on campus is expecting “a mess” when the new semester dawns. Oklahoma Wesleyan University President Dr. Everett Piper gained tremendous notoriety in 2015 when he wrote an opinion column decrying universities for coddling student demands for safe spaces and the eradication of ideas that don’t mesh with the orthodoxy of political correctness. In that column, he famously declared that a college is not a daycare. He is now author of “Not A...
  • POPE: Rights of Migrants Trump National Security Concerns

    08/21/2017 4:34:49 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 57 replies
    AP ^ | 8/21/2017 | Nicole Winfield
    VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis urged countries on Monday to greatly improve their welcome to migrants and stop any collective expulsions, saying migrants' dignity and right to protection trumps national security concerns.
  • ‘Something’s Fishy’: Oil Speculation Skyrockets In State With ‘Very Little Oil’(NV)

    08/20/2017 9:53:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 8/19/2017 | Tim Pearce
    Millions of acres worth of requests for oil speculation on federal lands were submitted in Nevada just years before former President Barack Obama designated two national monuments in the state, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) found Friday. Expression of Interest (EOI) documents are submitted to state Bureau of Land Management (BLM) agencies for any parcel of federal land that prospectors think may produce oil. The BLM is then required by law to study the area and decide whether it should be leased to an oil company for development. The Nevada EOIs are mostly worthless and a waste of taxpayer...
  • Antifa Protester Yvette Felarca Says Violence Against The Far-Right Is ‘Not A Crime’

    08/20/2017 9:43:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 121 replies ^ | 8/18/2017 | Ian Miles Cheong
    Yvette Felarca, the Berkeley area school teacher and militant left-wing protester responsible for organizing the riot at the University of California, Berkeley in February 2017, claims that violence against the far-right is “not a crime.” Felarca, who belongs to “By Any Means Necessary,” a far-left group, is currently facing assault charges after she was caught on video assaulting a white supremacist during a July 2016 rally in Sacramento, Cali. The school teacher and her compatriots engaged in violent clashes against members of the far-right Traditional Worker’s Party, which had a permit to march in the city. The violence between the...
  • Actor Don Cheadle Thinks American Lapel Pin Is Secret Nazi Insignia

    08/20/2017 9:30:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies ^ | 8/20/2017 | Ian Miles Cheong
    Actor Don Cheadle on Saturday apparently mistook an eagle pin for a Nazi insignia. Cheadle, who’s been in several major films from “Hotel Rwanda” to “The Avengers,” implied that the eagle-shaped lapel of a CNN guest was some sort of Nazi insignia. He wrote: “Hey @CNN … Anybody wanna tealk about my man’s lovely brooch on his lapel? Anybody minding the store. #WTAF?!?” The pin was designed by Phyllis Schlafly in 1972 for her organization, the Eagle Forum, a conservative pro-family interest group. As a symbol, the eagle doesn’t belong exclusively to any one nation. Other countries to use eagles...
  • Watch: Boston Protesters Tell Israeli Flag Wearing Trump Supporter to ‘Get the XXX Out’(T)

    08/20/2017 9:19:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 8/20/2017 | Breitbart Jerusalem
    <p>The Washington Examiner reports: Among the eclectic throng of demonstrators in Boston on Saturday, a supporter of President Trump found himself surrounded by protesters who yelled profanities at him.</p> <p>A man wearing an Israeli flag as a cape can be seen in a video shared by Univision’s Jessica Weiss, walking through a crowd of protesters. One person rips off his “Make America Great Again” and throws it away. Amid the obscenaties directed at him, one protester shouted, “Get the fuck out of our fucking town.” Another person can be heard urging the other protesters not to be violent.</p>
  • 2020: Paper Suggests Julian Castro Eyeing WH, No Longer Interested in TX

    08/20/2017 9:14:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies ^ | 8/19/2017 | Tony Lee
    Julian Castro—the former San Antonio mayor who was President Barack Obama’s Housing and Urban Development secretary—may no longer be interested in running for office in Texas because he is eyeing a White House run in 2020, according to the Abilene Reporter-News. The paper reported on Saturday that though Castro is one of “the few bright lights among Texas Democrats, he is “signaling that he might be giving up on ever running for office in his native state.” Earlier this month, Castro created his “Opportunity First” political action committee, which, as the paper notes, led many to believe he is “positioning...

    08/19/2017 3:49:58 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 19 replies
    Artful Dilattante ^ | August 19, 2017 | Artful Dilettante
    AN OPEN LETTER TO THE BLACK COMMUNITY The title is somewhat misleading. This essay is specifically written for young black Americans who believe or have absorbed the message that the ghetto and life on the margin are their destiny, that success is unattainable, and that dreams are only for white people. Before you are halfway through the essay, many of you will be condemning and ridiculing me as simplistic, unrealistic, and idealistic. I agree. But you ignore my message at your own peril. It is very demanding. Anything worth having is very demanding. Your friends may ostracize you and ridicule...
  • AM Joy Guest: “You Still Have Actual Nazis” in the White House

    08/19/2017 10:56:25 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 53 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On Joy Reid’s MSNBC show this morning, panelist Sarah Kendzior claimed that “you still have actual Nazis” in the Trump White House. That came after her assertion that “this is still a white supremacist house.” Kendzior didn’t identify the “actual Nazis” by name. View the video here.
  • Protesters On Replicas Of Christopher Columbus Ships: Those Are Black Ships Of Death

    08/19/2017 7:08:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 70 replies ^ | 8/18/2017 | Matt Vespa
    Forget Lincoln, forget Confederate generals, and forget former Supreme Court justices—it’s Christopher Columbus’ turn to be put in the crosshairs of the progressive left. Replicas of the Niña and the Pinta, two of the three ships that sailed with Columbus to the new world, sailed into Traverse City, Michigan, where they were met with protests, some calling them “black ships of death,” while others saying the ships represent nothing but genocide. So, even learning about the discovery of the new world is racist, especially if it’s not done through the revisionist lens of progressives—only they can really teach our true...
  • There Is No Such Thing As White Cultural Heritage. The West’s Legacy Is Open To All

    08/18/2017 9:58:01 PM PDT · by Mafe · 52 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 18, 2017 | Nathanael Blake
    The Nazi LARPers and Confederate cosplayers at Charlottesville, along with their alt-right supporters, frequently justify themselves by claiming to be defenders of white culture and heritage. However, it is unclear how a Nazi Tiki-torch parade accomplishes this. Nonetheless, let us consider the merits of the claim, which is, in part at least, a response to leftwing identity politics that relentlessly racialize everything. Unsurprisingly, endlessly essentializing and demonizing whiteness helped produce some whites who accept the premise of racial identity but ditch the conclusion of white guilt in favor of white supremacy. Are they correct that there is a distinct white...
  • Durham Filled With Protesters After Rumors of KKK Rally Spread

    08/18/2017 12:21:41 PM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies ^ | 8/18/2017 | Theodore Bunker
    The streets of Durham, North Carolina are filled with anti-racist protesters who heard rumors that the Ku Klux Klan was planning to rally in the city on Friday. North Carolina officials, including City Councilor Jillian Johnson, issued warnings Friday morning that the KKK was planning to hold a rally outside the Old Durham County Courthouse, where protesters toppled a Confederate statue last weekend. White supremacists are marching at the new courthouse in Durham at noon today. — Jillian Johnson (@JillianDURM) August 18, 2017
  • Education Created and Promoted Progressivism, ANTIFA, and BLM

    08/18/2017 12:06:06 PM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies ^ | 8/18/2017 | Ileana Johnson
    As a parent who struggles to pay tuition for their child at the average university in America, or goes in debt borrowing the money, consider what your child must face in order to finish a four-year college education which may or may not help them get a job. The American campus is no longer the place of learning, to discuss and exchange ideas, it has become a place of indoctrination, of fear, a place where your children are further indoctrinated, and are not prepared to deal with or function in real life and in the job world. Students have to...
  • Country Music Legend Compares Tearing Down Statues To ‘What ISIS Is Doing’

    08/18/2017 10:04:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies ^ | 8/18/2017 | Ford Springer
    Country music legend Charlie Daniels isn’t in favor of people tearing any of the Confederate statues down and even compared the act to what ISIS is doing. “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” singer joined Rita Cosby on Newsmax on Wednesday to discuss the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend and the events that have followed since then. Daniels started off his argument about why the Confederate statues should stay standing by comparing those who mean to tear them down to ISIS. “That’s what ISIS is doing, There were pieces of history over there they didn’t like, they’re taking ’em...
  • Weather Channel founder denies climate change, so ‘put me to death’

    John Coleman says Al Gore started it — the “global warming silliness.” But now the retired weatherman and founder of The Weather Channel is “horrified” to see San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer channeling the ex-veep with a Climate Action Plan. It “just turns my stomach.” John Coleman left KUSI in April 2014 after 20 years as meteorologist. “I think he saw money and power, and I don’t know what else he thought of it,” Coleman says of the Republican mayor. “I can’t believe he really [felt he] was going to save the city from some terrible fate.” Coleman, 82, laughs...