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  • Don't Be PC, Be Polite

    06/15/2017 11:25:49 AM PDT · by TBP · 7 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | Thursday, June 15, 2017 | Seamus Coughlin
    As someone who fights on the side of free speech, I’m the first to tell ya, we do have a tendency to strawman political correctness. You may have heard things like “them snowflakes just don’t like being ‘fended” or “they want to suppress the truth!” and though I agree in PC cultures worst form all these things are true, those aren’t the actual arguments they make. So let me arm you with the intellectual tools you need to successfully contribute to the discussion! And if you’re PC, listen with an open mind- maybe I can change it. One argument they...
  • Trump slams 'political correctness' and gun control activists after London attacks

    06/04/2017 11:26:50 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 06/04/2017 | Kyle Feldscher
    President Trump called for an end to political correctness when discussing terrorism following Saturday night's attack in London that left seven dead and almost 50 injured. " We must stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security for our people. If we don't get smart it will only get worse " — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2017 "We must stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security for our people. If we don't get smart it will only get worse," Trump tweeted. He then slammed London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who...
  • Star Trek: Discovery trailer (looks like PC run amok)

    05/19/2017 11:17:26 AM PDT · by pabianice · 54 replies
    New look at the new Trek incarnation. Overall it looks like a PC mess. White men are almost an after-thought. An overtly gay man on the bridge. Set a decade before TOS. Of course, CGI is many iterations ahead of what has come before and it looks gorgeous. Said to be broadcast worldwide on pay-for-TV CBS offshoot. May explain why the characters are World Government types. Show was due January 2017. Then summer, 2017. Now -- who knows? The original show runner quit and show has been turned-over to others. Casting reportedly still incomplete. Like other Trek fans I am...
  • Students protest, vandalize display featuring conservative quotes

    04/26/2017 1:55:16 PM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 14 replies
    The Extract ^ | 4.25.17 | Editor
    When the College Republicans chapter at Maryland’s Hood College decided to put up a temporary display honoring prominent conservatives, the group wanted to promote the free exchange of ideas. “We just wanted to provoke thoughtful discussion,” said club president Christopher Gardner. “We have done that.” In reality, the young Republicans accomplished even more by exposing how close-minded many of their fellow students have become.
  • Words to patriotic hymn I Vow To Thee My Country are ‘almost obscene’, says vicar

    04/21/2017 6:00:25 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 8, 2013 | Steve Doughty
    A leading Church of England vicar yesterday condemned the words of one of the country’s best-loved hymns as obscene, offensive and unfit to be sung by Christians. The Reverend Gordon Giles, one of the Anglicans’ leading authorities on hymns, declared that I Vow to Thee My Country should be rewritten if it is to be sung by modern congregations. His verdict was delivered in advance of the remembrance weekend when the hymn, which is especially valued by military families, will feature in thousands of services across the country and the Commonwealth.
  • ‘Martyr to political correctness’ John McAdams to receive Academic Freedom award

    02/23/2017 11:06:37 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 2-23-17 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — Still fighting for his speech and contractual rights two years after Marquette University drove him out of the classroom, Professor John McAdams will receive a top national academic freedom prize Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland. McAdams will be awarded the Jeane Jordan Kirkpatrick Award for Academic Freedom for his outspoken criticism of political correctness on college campuses. “Professor McAdams is a fearless defender of free speech and open inquiry, and a martyr to political correctness,” said Richard Graber, president and CEO of the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, which supports the Kirkpatrick Award. “His dismissal from Marquette University...
  • Bible banned from world famous Trinity College crest

    03/29/2014 11:36:29 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 40 replies
    Irish Central ^ | 3/29/14
    Trinity College Dublin is to remove the bible from its crest, it has been there since 1592. They will also change the color scheme on the ancient crest to avoid a clash with Ryanair’s corporate image. The world famous college is set to be rebranded as ‘Trinity College, the University of Dublin’ in a strategic plan to be launched next year. The Irish Times reports that it is not only the name that will change at the university, home to the Book of Kells. Religious symbolism has also been removed from the college’s ancient crest at a cost of almost...
  • Restoring America’s Fighting Force

    01/14/2017 8:15:48 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 11 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | Saturday, January 14, 2017 | Jim Emerson
    The American military under Obama received less focus about preparing to fight wars than as a laboratory for social engineering. The military was ordered to integrate Homosexuals and transgenders into the ranks. The armed forces had to place its war fighting training on hold in order to adopt the “politically correct,” liberal agenda of the far left. As a result, the military has begun to lose its fighting spirit and forgotten its heritage and history. The Obamas Regime’s “inclusive approach” has managed to minimize the expression of religion in the ranks. Officers and enlisted alike have been disciplined for displaying...
  • Liberty depicted as black woman on $100 gold coin

    01/13/2017 8:50:43 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 96 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 13, 2017 8:44 AM EST
    The U.S. Mint has unveiled a commemorative $100 gold coin that features an image of Liberty as a black woman. The 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin shows the woman’s head in profile with a crown of stars. […] The mint says it’s the first in a series of 24-karat gold that will also depict Liberty in designs representing Asian-Americans, Hispanic-Americans and Indian-Americans. …
  • If colleges keep killing academic freedom, civilization will die, too

    01/11/2017 2:48:42 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 10, 2017 | José A. Cabranes
    Sixty years ago, Chief Justice Earl Warren warned our nation that we had a choice. Either “teachers and students must always remain free to inquire, to study and to evaluate,” or “our civilization will stagnate and die.” There was no third option. Today, we face this choice again. Recent attempts to shame professors for unpopular views and to curtail the due process rights of those accused of misconduct are cause for alarm. Especially when academic freedom is endangered at places such as Yale — long celebrated as a leader on freedom of expression — we know that the erosion of...
  • America's hypersensitive college culture could benefit from Trump

    01/06/2017 7:54:58 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/6/17 | Mark Bauerlein
    As day follows day and January 20 approaches, my colleagues and students experience something along the lines of Shakespeare's Sonnet 60: "Like as the waves make toward the pebbled shore, / So do our minutes hasten to their end." As far as they're concerned, the ascent of Donald Trump spells D-O-O-M. It is easy to understand why they believe it. Professors and administrators at the best universities in the land have gone so deeply into identity politics that they can only regard him as an atavistic clod. They have raised the ordinary frictions of daily affairs into a melodrama of...
  • Europe: Illegal to Criticize Islam [Migration policy-It's off-limits & criminally prosecutable]

    12/28/2016 10:20:18 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 73 replies
    Gatestone Institute.org ^ | December 12, 2016 | Judith Bergman
    Go to the source for examples of persecution within European countries. https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/9525/europe-illegal-criticize-islam Here's a summary: First, understand that prosecuting and sanctioning people who criticize Islam has become more common in Europe. This explains the seemingly pitiful willingness of the Europeans to silently watch their countries fill with muslim refugee-settlers. They are now prosecuted for free speech. The "cutting out the tongue" or "imprisonment" policies for criticism of islam was once restricted to only sharia law -Muslim countries where it is 100% forbidden. Now the European courts are submitting to islam and taking cues from sharia law. European governments are deliberately...
  • 6 times the PC police tried to steal Christmas this year

    12/25/2016 3:21:36 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 12 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 24 Dec, 2016 | Nate Madden
    We are in the heart of Christmas season, so that means it’s time for the tolerance Grinches to come out of their closets once again. And, despite its dumpster fire excesses, it is only fitting that the year 2016 close with the memory of these recent incidents and examples of America’s perennial War on Christmas. 1. No to “religious-themed” displays of Santa deity An Oregon school district instructed staff to sacrifice Christmas symbols at the altar of “diversity.” According to a memo sent by the Hillsboro School District, school staff could still decorate their offices, but were asked to “be...
  • Students At Oakland Mills High School Staging Walkout This Morning

    12/07/2016 6:46:42 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 48 replies
    WBAL radio 1090 Baltimore ^ | 12/7/16 | Anne Kramer
    Days after an Oakland Mills High School student was disciplined for posting a racist photo online -- some students are staging a walkout this morning.
  • The Rise of Political Correctness

    12/04/2016 8:14:06 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 20 replies
    Independent Institute ^ | 28 Nov, 2016 | Angelo M. Codevilla
    “Comrade, your statement is factually incorrect.” “Yes, it is. But it is politically correct.” The notion of political correctness came into use among Communists in the 1930s as a semi-humorous reminder that the Party’s interest is to be treated as a reality that ranks above reality itself. Because all progressives, Communists included, claim to be about creating new human realities, they are perpetually at war against nature’s laws and limits. But since reality does not yield, progressives end up pretending that they themselves embody those new realities. Hence, any progressive movement’s nominal goal eventually ends up being subordinated to the...
  • How James Mattis As Defense Secretary Could Bust Our Deathly Political Correctness About Islam

    11/30/2016 9:15:49 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 31 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 30 Nov, 2016 | M.G. Oprea
    Is political Islam in America’s best interests? This question should be central to our strategy of fighting ISIS and Islamist terrorism in general. Yet it’s one that many political leaders would rather not answer, because of our politically correct climate. But since Trump’s transition team announced last week that it’s considering retired Gen. James Mattis for secretary of defense, this reluctance might fade. In a speech given at the Heritage Foundation last year, Mattis spoke about America’s position vis à vis political Islam. Rather than equivocating on the matter in order to avoid saying something uncomfortable or politically incorrect, Mattis...
  • The Origin of Political Correctness

    11/18/2016 7:38:18 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 25 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 18, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    If you wonder where the politically correct malady that afflicts America came from, Boston University professor emeritus Angelo M. Codevilla has the answer. "The notion of political correctness came into use among Communists in the 1930s as a semi-humorous reminder that the Party's interest is to be treated as a reality that ranks above reality itself," Dr. Codevilla writes in the Fall 2016 issue of the Claremont Review of Books. Dr. Codevilla indicates that the politically correct directive began word-of-mouth as a running joke that communists told each other that went like this: "Comrade, your statement is factually incorrect." "Yes,...
  • Geert Wilders’ Plan: Time for Liberation

    11/11/2016 8:00:03 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 5 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 11 Nov, 2016 | Baron Bodissey
    Geert Wilders, the leader of the Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid, PVV) in the Netherlands, is currently being tried on a “hate speech” charge. But Mr. Wilders has decided not to participate in his show trial, and will not attend any of the sessions in court. Instead, he is applying himself to his plans for the Dutch people, and for the parliamentary election scheduled for next March. Below is Mr. Wilder’s plan, as published by the PVV: Wilders’ Plan: Time for Liberation Pim Fortuyn, the hero of Rotterdam, the man who shook the country awake, once said, “Do...
  • Make American Culture Great Again

    11/05/2016 11:59:27 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 10 replies
    self | self
    People, by now, might have heard about the controversy with Disney's new movie, Moana. Its somehow "racist," even tho it has a non-white lead. In fact, Disney's made many movies with non-white leads. But of course, with liberals, they'll whine first that non-whites, or "people of color" were invisible, but then they didn't like when they were visible. In fact, whether its Little Mermaid's "Under the Sea" or the hyenas in Lion King, or the Squaw lead in Elizabeth Warren, I mean Pocahantas, they not only whine, but make it into academic practice with university classes http://catalog.oregonstate.edu/CourseDetail.aspx?SubjectCode=WGSS&CourseNumber=325 . Disney initially...
  • South Park PC PRINCIPAL (COMING TO YOUR KIDS SCHOOL)

    10/31/2016 12:07:15 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 3 replies
    Hey everyone, sorry if people think this is a vanity but I think people need to watch this because like as not this will be happening in schools all over the nation. There is no doubt in my mind that your kid could face 2 weeks detention even expulsion for saying something like, "Caitlyn Jenner is not a Hero." When I went to school, people also got in trouble for less. You were more likely to get detention or suspension for praying over your meal than giving the Hitler salute. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jtxym6orSNc SEASON 19 EPISODE 1 STUNNING AND BRAVE