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Oct 17 2017

Netanyahu Stands Up for Christians Persecuted by Iran

Too bad the leadership of predominantly Christian countries is not as outspoken in defense of persecuted Christians as the leader of Israel:

Asking the media to side with Christians who continue to face the same brutal Islamic oppression that they have for 1,400 years now in the formerly largely Christian Middle East may be asking too much. After all, it would not be “tolerant,” according to the prevailing ideology.

On a tip from Torcer. Hat tip: Right Scoop.


Oct 17 2017

NFL to Fund Social Activism Boot Camp

Formerly devoted to entertaining sports fans, the NFL appears now to be primarily focused on advancing leftism. Given that a high percentage of the players are criminals of color, the emphasis will continue to be on Black Lives Matter ideology. This entails “criminal justice reform” — the objective of which is to set more criminals loose on our streets to inflict social justice on an independent basis.

If you go to an NFL game or purchase NFL merchandise, you help pay for the NFL’s “social activism boot camp.” ESPN’s Jim Trotter brings us the news:

The purpose of the boot camp is to teach professional athletes not only what to think but how to get others to think it too — that is, to leverage their fame as athletes to advance ultra-left politics the way Colin Kaepernick does.

The NFL has also reportedly agreed to back criminal justice reform legislation recently introduced by a bipartisan group of senators.

“Bipartisan” probably means that John McCain is going along with the latest lunatic proposal from radicalized Democrats.

The long march through the institutions has officially claimed the NFL and can now move on to further conquests.

On a tip from J.

Oct 17 2017

Good Grief: Muslim Vikings

Like they used to joke in the Soviet Union, the future is certain; it’s the past that keeps changing. Progressives have been methodically displacing the population of Sweden with Islamic welfare colonists. Therefore, it was only a matter of time before we learned that Vikings were influenced by Muslims. Seriously — or maybe not so seriously, since this is from the New York Times:

The discovery of Arabic characters that spell “Allah” and “Ali” on Viking funeral costumes in boat graves in Sweden has raised questions about the influence of Islam in Scandinavia. …

The words Allah and Ali appeared in the silk found in Boat Grave 36 and in many other graves — and, most intriguing, the word Allah could be seen when reflected in a mirror.

Likewise, the stylized ice cream swirl on the lid of Burger King food packaging resembled the Arabic inscription for Allah, resulting in a threatened jihad and forcing Burger King to change the design. No mirror required.

“A giddying thought is that the [burial head] bands, as well as the costumes, were produced west of what was the Muslim heartland,” [textile archaeologist Annika Larsson] said.

Why is that thought “giddying”? Because liberals enthusiastically side with Islam in the war of extermination it has been waging against Western Civilization for the last 1,400 years.

Larsson said that the silk and other artifacts found in the Viking graves suggested not just trade or plundering — but a deeper cultural exchange and shared ideas.

Actually, probably not. But wouldn’t it be politically correct to think so?

The next stage of her project involves applying DNA analysis in hopes of find “Central Asian heritage” in Sweden.

In case some of its readers are too dense to fit this properly into the progressive worldview, the Times brings out Christian Skoldborg of a Viking reenactment group to denounce right-wingers and proclaim:

“This notion that Vikings were a pure race — that picture is something we need to wash away.”

The Times piece triumphantly concludes:

“I think one needs to pause before saying that everything is so Swedish,” Dr. Larsson said.

The issue is never the issue. The issue is always cultural Marxism — even when you thought we were talking about archeology.

Next, we will be told that when Neil Armstrong first set foot on the moon, he saw Islamic inscriptions in the dust — but he kept it secret because he was an oppressive white male Islamophobe.

On a tip from Jester. Hat tip: PJ Media.

Oct 17 2017

School District Kills To Kill a Mockingbird

Left-wingers never seem to understand that when the firing squads commence, they will not be immune. Likewise, once the book-banning begins, books that inspired them will end up in the fire:

The Biloxi School District got complaints about the wording in “To Kill A Mockingbird” — an American classic being taught in 8th grade English Language Arts classes — and pulled it from the curriculum. …

Kenny Holloway, vice president of the Biloxi School Board said, “There were complaints about it. There is some language in the book that makes people uncomfortable, and we can teach the same lesson with other books.”

The book decries racial prejudice against blacks. But it contains the forbidden N-word, and is therefore politically unclean. It was pulled in the middle of a lesson plan. Though it is still in the library for now, it is likely to quietly disappear, lest it offend someone.

The statues they have been tearing down are only the beginning.

On a tip from Stormfax.

Oct 17 2017

Victim’s Insurance Pays Out to Families of Teens Who Crashed Stolen Car Into Him

It seems that just as no good deed goes unpunished, no crime goes unrewarded:

29-year-old Ricky Melendez was struck at 112 MPH by a stolen SUV crewed by juvenile delinquents in a fatal accident that took the lives of three out of four of the stolen vehicle’s occupants.

While investigators insisted that Melendez did nothing wrong, his car insurance provider -Geico- has agreed to pay out a total of $20,000.00 to the families of the wayward boys.

As so often with absurd payouts, the most likely explanation is that they threatened to sue for far more. The layman’s term for this popular legal tactic is extortion.

On a tip from seaoh.

Oct 16 2017

Open Thread

In the end, more than freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all – security, comfort, and freedom. When the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society but for society to give to them, when the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again. - Edward Gibbon

Oct 16 2017

Australian Human Rights Commission Demonizes White Males With Ham-Fisted Propaganda

Here we see the Australian Human Rights Commission putting taxpayers’ money to work by convincing the gullible that white men deserve to be despised:

Irony is very trendy among progressives. Yet they don’t see the irony of basing their racist, sexist demonization campaign on cartoonish portrayals of white guys as racist and sexist.

On a tip from Steve2.

Oct 16 2017

Islamic Rap

Maybe liberals will finally find fault with Islam, now that it has added cultural appropriation to its long list of sins:

On a tip from Steve2.

Oct 16 2017

Maxine Waters Proclaims that Housing Is “a Necessary Human Right”

The last time Democrats had firm control of the federal government, we heard a lot about how medical care is a human right. They followed up the rhetoric with the disastrous ObamaCare power grab. What’s next? Maxine Waters offers a clue by proclaiming that housing is “a necessary human right”:

If housing is “a necessary human right,” that means that you have a right to force other people to provide you with housing, if necessary on a slave basis. That’s what Big Government under the control of socialists like Maxine Waters is for.

Conflating rights with needs is an attack on the very essence of rights. You have a right to your own property, which includes your own labor. In a free society, that allows you to meet your needs by trading for healthcare services, housing, et cetera.

In a society that regards housing as a right, you have no property; you are property — the government’s.

Also alarming is her statement that “Housing is the foundation on which our entire society is built.” Sonja Bochow begs to differ:

The FAMILY is the foundation on which our entire society is built, not housing. As the family unit goes, so goes the nation. If it’s healthy, our nation is healthy. If it isn’t, we are in trouble. And if Waters wants to truly help those who need it, she can start promoting marriage instead of irresponsible sex leading to far too many out of wedlock births to single parents, and she can start promoting intact families instead of crazy broken up homes with kids having no dad.

That would entail serious welfare reform. I doubt Mad Maxine is on board.

Waters might be right about housing being the foundation of society, if society were a housing project. Transforming America into a giant housing project appears to be Democrats’ ambition.

On a tip from Torcer.

Oct 16 2017

Black Guy Spray Paints Swastika at University of Maryland

Another symbol of hate, another presumed hate hoax:

Court records show the man accused of spray-painting a swastika inside a residence hall at the University of Maryland in September is African American. …

University of Maryland police say 52-year-old Ronald Alford Sr. … faces several charges including destruction of property and disturbing the operations of a school. Alford will not be allowed back on campus.

Alford’s connection to the college is unclear. Maybe he was trying out as an assistant professor.

Students were surprised to learn someone who is a member of a race which has been historically oppressed is accused of the hate-related incident.

Then they ought to set aside their Howard Zinn and study the Hate Hoax List.

On tips from Zachsquatch and J.

Oct 16 2017

Kaepernick Syndrome Spreads to Germany

In honor of moonbattery, the German soccer team Hertha Berlin indulged in some politics prior to a home game:

Hertha’s starting lineup linked arms and took a knee on the pitch, while coaching staff, officials and substitutes took a knee off it.

On Twitter, the Bundesliga club says, “Hertha BSC stands for tolerance and responsibility! For a tolerant Berlin and an open-minded world, now and forevermore!”

Actually, Hertha BSC stands for Hertha, Berliner Sport-Club. Bundesliga is a professional soccer league.

The purpose was to display solidarity with NFL players who make a pageant of their contempt for America by refusing to stand when the national anthem is played.

Theatrically siding with radical left Black Lives Matter politics, which German soccer players are unlikely to know much about, supposedly displays the virtue most treasured in a society dominated by moonbats: tolerance. “Tolerance” might be defined as a reflexive embrace of anything that smells like cultural Marxism.

On a tip from Bodhisattva.

Oct 16 2017

Apple VP of Inclusion and Diversity Suggests White Guys Can Be Diverse Too, Is Quickly Whipped Back Into Line

Is there room for male Caucasians in a diverse utopia? Not much, to judge by the outraged reaction correctly pigmented Apple VP of Inclusion and Diversity Denise Young Smith got for suggesting that white guys can be diverse too:

“Diversity is the human experience,” Smith said. “I get a little bit frustrated when diversity or the term diversity is tagged to the people of color, or the women, or the LGBT.”

That was well received by the crowd at the One Young World Summit in Bogota, Colombia last week. But then Ms. Smith said this:

“There can be 12 white blue-eyed blonde men in a room and they are going to be diverse too because they’re going to bring a different life experience and life perspective to the conversation,” Smith said.

In the homogeneously progressive tech world, heads exploded.

Media outlets pounced on the statement, while diversity advocates decried Smith’s words as contradictory to the fight for workplace equality. As noted by TechCrunch, which procured a copy of Smith’s letter, the statement appeared to suggest diversity of thought is a suitable stand in for proactive hiring practices adopted by a variety of tech firms, including Apple, to foster racial and gender diversity.

Only white guys who construct a public identity around depraved sexual proclivities can possibly qualify as diverse. The rest are villains to be displaced.

Acknowledging that people are individuals, not interchangeable representatives of identity groups, undermines liberal ideology and is therefore a serious thought crime.

Smith issued the standard groveling apology that we have come to expect of those who step outside the bounds of politically permissible thought.

On a tip from Zack.

Oct 15 2017

Open Thread

communism-kills

Via Victims of Communism, on a tip from Torcer.

Oct 15 2017

Common Sense Gun Laws in Action

Progressives want “common sense” gun restrictions that will result in few civilians other than criminals having guns. They bark that America needs to discard the Second Amendment and be more like the rest of the world.

In South Africa, you have to demonstrate a need to possess a gun for self-defense (presumably beyond just living in South Africa). Australia is infamously restrictive of gun rights, serving as an inspiration for Democrats.

The videos below show what happens when criminals can be reasonably certain that their victims are unarmed.

From South Africa:

From Australia:

See Daily Caller for details.

Anyone who wants to disarm you wants to make you helpless. As a rule, that means they are your enemy.

On a tip from Torcer.

Oct 15 2017

Cultural Marxism Explained

Progressivism is not so much an ideology as a strategy. Its purpose is to destroy. Another term for it is cultural Marxism:

On a tip from J.

Oct 15 2017

Che It Ain’t So

Last Monday marked the 50th anniversary of communist executioner Che Guevara’s death, yet to judge by Ireland’s new stamps, some still have not figured out that he was a very bad guy. Matt Kibbe attempted to set the record straight.

Via Babalú Blog, on a tip from J.

Oct 15 2017

Princeton Op-ed Denies Conservatives Right of Free Speech

The Daily Princetonian offers an alarming glimpse at the mentality of the totalitarians who dominate campuses these days. Princeton junior Ryan Born sounds off on freedom of speech:

When conservatives appeal to “free speech,” it is actually a calculated political move, designed to open up avenues of political discourse while shaming others from moving in active political opposition. I argue that when conservatives resort to this move, they can be safely ignored, as they are appealing to a right that does not exist. …

I am not arguing that conservatives do not expect intellectual opposition to their content; instead, I am arguing against their right to be heard and accepted. …

If conservative arguments were strong, they would be convincing, and if they were convincing, they would not meet political opposition. If conservative arguments were strong, they would stand without desperate appeals to the idea of “free speech.” If the only justification conservatives can offer for their ideas is that they merely exist, then let me say as Trotsky did: “You are miserable bankrupts, your role is played out; go where you ought to go — into the dustbin of history!”

You know we are in trouble when you hear an Ivy League student approvingly quote a communist tyrant like Trotsky while discussing free speech.

Born goes on to proclaim that “no human is under the obligation to listen to what has already been refuted.”

Therefore, speech deemed in advance to already have been refuted should be prevented through protests, boycotts, disinvitations, et cetera. Choosing not to listen to speakers you don’t expect to agree with isn’t enough; others must be prevented from listening. That way you can frog-march the opposition into the dustbin of history, the way it was done by Trotsky, Lenin, Stalin, et al.

Hopefully, someone at Princeton will impart some sense into this young fool before he graduates. But I wouldn’t count on it.

Born is majoring is philosophy, so he will probably end up teaching (if not preparing lattes for Starbucks).

On tips from J, JeffersonSpinningInGrave, and Torcer. Hat tip: Campus Reform.

Oct 14 2017

Open Thread

Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do--then do it with all your strength. - George Washington

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