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Apr 20 2018

Preschool Students Forbidden to Have a Best Friend

Social engineers aspiring to construct totalitarianism starting with impressionable children won’t stop at destroying the family. Close friendships also threaten to undermine utopia, because all of us must be the same and interchangeable, and our only loyalty must be to The State. Consequently, students at a preschool in Massachusetts are forbidden to have a best friend:

Pentucket Workshop Preschool’s “best friend” policy is being blasted by a parent who says her daughter got upset after reportedly being told by a teacher she couldn’t use the term because it could make other students feel excluded.

The appalled parent got a letter from Pentucket’s director, who will continue discouraging the concept.

“It has been our experience (which spans decades) that the use of the term ‘best friend,’ even when used in a loving way, can lead other children to feel excluded […] which can ultimately lead to the formation of ‘cliques’ and ‘outsiders,'” the letter was quoted as saying.

The coercive assimilation of any sort of outsider or “other” is a primary objective of cultural Marxists. We are not to form voluntary associations based on similarities. Equality as understood by progressives means no one is more similar than anyone else — unless of course you are an “other” yourself, in which case you are encouraged to exclude hated members of the core population.

In utopia, there will be no best friends or any other kind of friend, other than Big Brother.

On tips from Chronos Z. Wonderpig and The Grand Inquisitor.

Apr 20 2018

New York City to House Prisoners Based on Gender Preference

Lately, the moonbattery gushing out of New York has escalated from a river to a torrent. Andrew Cuomo unilaterally grants voting rights to felons on parole and bizarrely declares himself to be an illegal alien, who is therefore opposed to upholding the law regarding real illegal aliens. At the local level, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio decrees that prisoners will be housed according to their gender preference, rather than whether they are actually male or female:

“In New York City, we believe transgender rights are human rights. And we’ll fight to protect those rights in city jails as well,” he tweeted Monday.

De Blasio shouts that this lunacy is “crucial to ensuring all our facilities are welcoming and safe for all New Yorkers, no matter their gender identity.”

Throwing in men with the women is unlikely to make NYC clinks “welcoming and safe.” Prisons have always been segregated by sex for humane reasons.

But it would be transphobic to care if women get raped. That’s what they get for being cis-gender. For cultural Marxists like de Blasio, only transsexual freakazoids matter, not normal people — not even normal convicts.

De Blasio has already imposed a similar policy on public schools, so that boys curious as to what can be seen in the girls’ locker room can declare themselves transgender and find out. The escalation to creating situations that will surely result in actual rapes was inevitable. Progressives progress; that’s what they do.

What they progress toward is ever more surreal extremes of tyranny and depravity.

On a tip from Artfldgr.

Apr 20 2018

Refugees Enraged to Have to Clean Their Own Toilets

So-called “refugees” from what some might call “sh**hole countries” are enraged when they are asked to clean their own toilets. The story is clogged with metaphors:

Inhabitants of a Dutch asylum centre in Alkmaar are angry about the building’s new cleaning policy, Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant reports. The refugees now have to clean their own toilets and need a key to visit their own toilet block.

They might avoid such oppression by staying in their own countries. No chance of that though.

“They want us to clean our own toilets on our knees,” says Ahmad from Palestine. Another migrant says: “Even Syria’s prisons are better!”

Abu Barak of Syria is so traumatized by the idea of having to clean up the mess he makes in the bathroom that he describes himself as “in shock.”

Spokeswoman of the asylum centre, Alet Bouwmeester, says the new cleaning policy has to do with bad hygiene in the toilets: “The idea is that by making persons responsible, things will improve. When you go to a toilet you leave it behind in a clean state, that’s part of our programme”.

They wouldn’t clean up their own countries but rather chose to leave the mess for others to deal with. What makes her think they will clean up the restroom?

At least the toilets allow the refugees to enrich Holland’s multicultural tapestry by eschewing toilet paper:

The toilets in the facility have no toilet paper as refugees use water for cleaning. They bring watering cans with them and as a result faeces spread through the room.

As for toilets, so for Holland.

In two years, the Netherlands accepted more than 32,000 asylum seekers. Most of them come from Syria and Eritrea.

If freshly arrived refugees show this little gratitude, imagine the attitude their entitled, welfare-bred, and staggeringly numerous offspring will take to the streets to express.

On a tip from Sean C.

Apr 20 2018

EarthNow Works to Enable Panopticon State

When utopia has been imposed, progressive social engineers will work together with the thought police to ensure that there is no deviation from political correctness anywhere. To achieve this, we must build the Panopticon State, which will allow the authorities to see everything we do. Bill Gates & friends have been tackling the technical challenges:

EarthNow is a new company looking to provide satellite imagery and live video in virtually real-time. Its unsettling pitch describes a network of satellites that can see any corner of the globe and provide live video with a latency of about a second.

This is a serious project, backed by serious money.

Its first round of investors is comprised of a small group of complimentary powerhouses: AirBus, the SoftBank Group, Bill Gates, and satellite-industry vet Greg Wyler.

They aren’t starting from scratch.

Wyler’s OneWeb has already deployed highly advanced satellites with a blazing fast 130ms latency and its goal is to have a constellation of hundreds of satellites beaming broadband around the globe by 2020.

The involvement of Bill Gates is especially alarming. He is a moonbat of the first order, a leftist social engineer who has used his vast fortune and the status it affords him to meddle in education, attack capitalism in the name of the global warming hoax, help Africa’s population to explode at the rest of the world’s expense, and undermine gun rights.

The company’s goal is to make money selling its service to government and enterprise clients—and that’s kind of terrifying.

Yeah, kind of.

On a tip from Stormfax.

Apr 20 2018

Andrew Cuomo Says He Is an Illegal Alien

If they will tell a lie this brazen, what won’t they lie about? New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, the son of earlier New York Governor Mario Cuomo, was born and raised in America with a silver spoon in his mouth. Watch in amazement as he shouts that he is “undocumented” — which is liberalese for an illegal alien:

As for “Wop” being an acronym for “without papers,” that too is untrue.

Comparing the Italian immigrants of 100 years ago with the current tsunami of Third World welfare colonists is an insult to Cuomo’s proud heritage. Italians arrived from a compatible culture, hit the ground running, and quickly assimilated. The welfare state, multiculturalism, and contempt for immigration law have created a very different situation with the largely unassimilable immigrants flooding in to transform (or to put it less mildly, destroy) our country today.

The implication of Cuomo’s absurd proclamation is that no illegal immigrant should be deported, that is, that America should have no borders, no sovereignty, no right to determine how many millions or theoretically billions flood in for the welfare benefits. This irresponsible jackass — who just recently granted felons on parole the right to vote by unilateral decree — is Governor of the third most populous state. The reason he has been barking so shrilly lately is that he faces an opponent who is even worse.

On a tip from TCS III.

Apr 20 2018

California Bill May Ban the Bible

Following the trajectory of progressivism leads to two easy predictions regarding what liberals will do in the future if their power is not checked: (1) ban the Bible and (2) not merely allow sexual perversion but coercively impose it on the culture. The reason these predictions are easy is that this bleak future is already happening in California, where tyrannical legislation has been sailing through the state assembly. The bill may ban the Bible:

The bill in question is California Assembly Bill 2943. It would treat as a criminal violation of the state’s consumer fraud act “the sale or lease of goods or services to any consumer” that consists of “advertising, offering to engage in, or engaging in sexual orientation change efforts with an individual.”

The ostensible point is to outlaw counselors who help people overcome unwanted perverse sexual attractions. Not allowing people to push back against sin is depraved and tyrannical — but it gets worse.

The bill forbids “efforts to change behaviors or gender expressions, or to eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attractions or feelings toward individuals of the same sex.”

California’s filthy air could get even smoggier, because this bill may require some massive book bonfires:

To sell any materials or offer any counseling for a fee that present homosexual practice and transgender identity as wrong or a sin, including all commentaries on the Bible and theological or exegetical treatments that affirm the biblical position on these matters (perhaps even the Bible itself) is to incur criminal sanctions in the state of California.

The Bible affirms the biblical position on homosexuality in no uncertain terms.

Any books or articles that indicate that the Bible and the church have a role in encouraging people not to engage in such behavior or self-identification can be banned. …

No church, Christian bookstore, or internet site could be a conduit for the sale of any literature that challenges homosexual practice or transgender identity. Amazon could not sell to California residents any such literature.

The LGBT agenda in all its sickness may soon have the same legal status in California that the Koran has in Iran. Anyone challenging it in any way will be silenced by the government.

That gives an idea of what Democrats would like to do to the whole country once they have marginalized resistance as they have done in California.

On a tip from seaoh.

Apr 19 2018

Open Thread

Crime expands according to our willingness to put up with it. - Barry Farber

Apr 19 2018

Searching for New Yorkers with Republican Friends

Will Witt explored Washington Square Park by New York University to see if he could find any tolerant liberals with Republican friends:

Now we know why moonbats refuse to have friendly relations with Republicans. They will not tolerate the extremism of anyone who does not conform to their radical ideology; they are too open-minded to put up with such bigots.

This explains why liberals are able to believe in such absurd caricatures regarding regular Americans. In places like New York, it is easy to keep anyone who does not think just like them completely out of their lives.

On a tip from Lyle.

Apr 19 2018

Mark Dice: Idiocracy at Starbucks

Anyone who takes the moonbat point of view even half seriously must have missed the Starbucks spectacle. Black power militants and their self-hating, pale-skinned fellow travelers boil over with rage because a store manager (who appears to be a moonbat herself) had to call the police to get a pair of black troublemakers to stop loitering in a Philadelphia cafe. In response, the belly-crawling suits at Starbucks grovel for forgiveness. Mark Dice weighs in on the idiocracy at Starbucks:

Some shops really will honor the phony free coffee coupons. We already saw someone get a free coffee just by presenting his race card.

What porn-watching homeless people did to public libraries, shiftless losers blessed with black skin will now do to Starbucks. No doubt all employees have been told that not letting blacks do whatever they please without buying anything is a firing offense. The resulting environment will drive out paying customers. Adios to the insufferable Starbucks phenomenon.

On a tip from StephaneDumas.

Apr 19 2018

Feds Give Researcher Another $1 Million to Promote Transgender Children

When government finances science, you get the science government wants. No matter who you vote for, government will largely consist of progressives, because they are naturally drawn to positions where they can boss others around, whereas countermoonbats tend to shy away from government, regarding it as an unpleasant necessary evil. Consequently, taxpayers are forced to finance the promotion of transgender children:

The National Science Foundation is expanding a study of transgender children as young as three years old, giving the project’s researcher an additional $1 million.

The lucky recipient is Kristina Olson of the University of Washington, who has been wallowing in moonbattery since she was “just a child,” according to an NSF video announcing the award.

“In addition to transgender children, we are recruiting intersex children, gender nonconforming children, tomboys, princess boys, pink boys, non-binary children, gender creative kids—you name it!” according to the project’s website.

Already the study has produced results unsurprisingly confirming that it is good to impose transgenderism on children too small to comprehend much less resist it. With politically driven “science,” you find what you are paid to find.

Olson has already received $635,711 from the federal government for her gender studies.

Get to work; someone has to pay for all this social engineering.

On a tip from Jester.

Apr 19 2018

Andrew Cuomo Unilaterally Letting Felons Vote

If it’s that easy to help your party to votes, you have to wonder why New York Governor Andrew Cuomo didn’t do it long ago. He just issued an executive order letting felons vote while on parole:

Republicans immediately slammed the move as bad public policy and potentially illegal, since Cuomo chose to circumvent the Legislature.

To hell with the legislature. Not letting felons vote is racist!

Cuomo said the voting prohibition disproportionately impacts minorities, noting that nearly three-fourths of those currently on parole in New York are black or Latino.

That’s because minorities are vastly more likely to commit crimes. Uncoincidentally, they are also vastly more likely to vote for Democrats. Criminals and the Democrat Party share a common mission: to use force to expropriate wealth from those who create it.

Cuomo’s move could net up to 35,000 votes for the Dems. This was a good move, providing he doesn’t mind positioning himself as a dictator ruling on behalf of sociopaths — and that never bothered him before.

On a tip from Bodhisattva.

Apr 19 2018

Islamized Sweden: More Violence, Higher Taxes

Change a country’s population, and you change the country, because the country is the population. As a result of taking in more Third World welfare colonists per capita than any other E.U. nation, Islamized Sweden will never be the same:

Sweden may be known for its popular music, IKEA and a generous welfare state. It is also increasingly associated with a rising number of Islamic State recruits, bombings and hand grenade attacks.

In a period of two weeks earlier this year, five explosions took place in the country. It’s not unusual these days — Swedes have grown accustomed to headlines of violent crime, witness intimidation and gangland executions. In a country long renowned for its safety, voters cite “law and order” as the most important issue ahead of the general election in September.

The situation may already have deteriorated beyond anything voting can fix. Even if they finally shut the barn door, the country would still find itself without horses. Something has to be done with the zillions of colonists Sweden’s treasonous ruling class has imported. Assimilation for more than a few outliers is not a realistic option.

Sweden has gone from being a low-crime country to having homicide rates significantly above the Western European average. Social unrest, with car torchings, attacks on first responders and even riots, is a recurring phenomenon.

It isn’t Swedes behaving like this. But it is Swedes who will have to put a stop to it or watch their country turn into Somalia.

This site has been referring to Sweden as the canary in the coalmine of moonbattery for years (see e.g. here, here, here, and here). Denmark’s Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen agrees:

“I often use Sweden as a deterring example.”

Not to worry, Big Government knows how to fix the problems it creates:

In response, the Swedish government has launched an international campaign for “the image of Sweden” playing down the rise in crime, both in its media strategy and through tax-funded PR campaigns.

Speaking of Big Government, the extravagantly generous welfare state that drew all these refugees will be needing a permanent massive cash infusion:

Chief forecaster of Sweden’s Economic Research Institute, Ylva Hedén Westerdahl, points out that unless more immigrants enter the labour market in Sweden, taxes will have to rise. …

Nearly six out of ten of those currently enrolled in the Employment Service are foreign born whilst only 25 percent of Swedish residents have a foreign background. The gap between home-born and foreign-born workers’ ability to obtain work is only growing.

Recently, SVT shared a story of a 35-year-old Kurdish single mother of five who has just taken her first job ever as a cleaner, having been in Sweden for 16 years. They intended it as an example of success…

The real success, as far as Sweden’s progressive ruling class is concerned, is the creation of a massive and explosively reproducing underclass that will never assimilate and that will always vote for an ever bigger government, so long as it takes from Swedes to give to them.

The complacency that causes Europeans to put up with this rather than hoist their rulers’ heads on pikes may prove terminal for the entire people.

On tips from Sean C and Artfldgr.

Apr 19 2018

Countermoonbattery from Morrissey

It has reached the point where even animal rights nut Morrissey is a countermoonbat compared to pure moonbats, who loathe him for it. He has been called a fascist and a racist for not supporting the full progressive agenda. His response:

[A]s far as racism goes, the modern Loony Left seem to forget that Hitler was Left wing! But of course, we are all called racist now, and the word is actually meaningless. It’s just a way of changing the subject. When someone calls you racist, what they are saying is “hmm, you actually have a point, and I don’t know how to answer it, so perhaps if I distract you by calling you a bigot we’ll both forget how enlightened your comment was.”

Yes, despite the nationalist aspect, Hitler was left wing. Stalin had a nationalist aspect too; WWII was known in the USSR as the Great Patriotic War. Both dictators imposed similar systems of totalitarian oligarchical collectivism, crushing the individual. That is, they embodied leftism. What Democrats attempt insidiously through brainwashing, incrementalism, and demographic transformation, Hitler and Stalin achieved through brute force.

Morrissey also has some interesting things to say about journalism…

Now, all journalists are megastars and the only aim of their interview is to express and establish their own personal views, and to hell with whatever the interviewee says.

…and Brexit:

People wanted to leave the EU because of the complete erosion of freedom under EU rules, and the fair-minded majority now see in even more frightening ways how very much they are hated by the EU, not to mention the British political elite.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t take him long to lapse back into moonbattery:

If animals spoke English then no one would eat them. You see, racism is at its most abhorrent in relation to eating animals. If you eat animals, isn’t it a display of hatred for a certain species? And what gives you the right to eat another species or race? Would you eat people from Sri Lanka?

No, but I would eat a cow from Sri Lanka. The reason animals don’t speak English is because they are animals.

On a tip from Jester.

Apr 19 2018

Eight of 10 Most Polluted Cities in the USA Are in California

A major reason that California has the lowest quality of life of any state in the union is that excessive taxes and regulations imposed in the name of The Planet make the place unlivable, for example, by driving up the cost of housing. Californians don’t seem to be getting much in return for enduring envirorepression. Their state is home to 8 of the top 10 most polluted cities in the USA in terms of ozone pollution, per an annual report from the American Lung Association:

The Los Angeles/Long Beach area took the dubious distinction of being the nation’s most ozone-polluted city as it has for nearly the entire 19-year history of the report. …

Bakersfield, Calif., was in second place for ozone pollution. Other California cities on the list include Fresno, Sacramento and San Diego. The only non-California metro areas in the top 10 list were Phoenix and New York City.

Phoenix has the excuses that it is located in a valley surrounded by mountains that trap the smog and that it is hot here.

Smog forms on warm, sunny days and is made worse from chemicals that exit vehicle tailpipes and from power plant and industrial smokestacks. Warmer temperatures make ozone more likely to form.

For all the $zillions environmental regulations cost Californians, you would think they would at least have breathable air to show for it.

On a tip from Bodhisattva.

Apr 18 2018

Open Thread

There are bad examples which are worse than crimes; and more states have perished from the violation of morality than from the violation of law. - Baron de Montesquieu

Apr 18 2018

Bodycam Video of Entirely Appropriate Shooting of Elijah Smith

One of the latest Criminals of Color to be elevated to sainthood after getting himself shot by the police is Utah home invader Elijah Smith:

It was Elijah Smith’s smile that came up again and again, April 14, as roughly 75 protesters gathered to demand justice for the young Black man murdered by West Valley City police exactly one week earlier. It was a smile that caught everyone’s attention and brought light and levity to all who saw it, according to his friends and family. It was a smile that no one will have the privilege of seeing again due to the racist, corrupt, and violent practices of the West Valley City police department. …

After the rally ended, a half-dozen WVCPD officers exited city hall and walked to their vehicles. The remaining protesters spontaneously gathered again to shout “No more racist police!” “Murderers!” and “Justice for Elijah!”

That’s the liberal take. Here is objective reality, in the form of bodycam footage:

No cop without a death wish would wait to see what this lowlife was digging out of his pocket as he ignored 15 police orders to show his hands.

The Black Lives Matter crybully B.S. over Elijah Smith, Michael Brown, and the rest is not pro-black. It is pro–black criminal, at the expense of everyone who is not a criminal.

On a tip from Lyle.

Apr 18 2018

Starbucks Reparations

When outrage erupted after Starbucks had the police eject a pair of loitering troublemakers even though they are Persons of Privileged Pigmentation, I suggested that the company make amends by giving their coffee to black people for free. The idea is catching on. Watch in horror and disgust as a PPP barges into Starbucks brandishing his race card and demands free coffee as “Starbucks reparations” — and the barista leaps to comply:

In the foreseeable future, there will be no more white people to feed off, so parasites like this will quietly starve. In the meantime, here is how Starbucks has officially reacted to the absurd controversy:

Public outrage over the arrest of two African American men at a downtown Starbucks sparked a corporate crisis that led the company to take the unprecedented step of announcing it would close more than 8,000 stores for an afternoon in May to train baristas on how to recognize their racial biases.

That is, the employees are to undergo brainwashing with hardcore Black Lives Matter indoctrination. That is the official Starbucks reparations for the entirely reasonable expulsion of the arrogant loiterers.

Needless to say, black troublemakers will not be ejected from Starbucks in the future. They will be free to do whatever they like in the restrooms and throughout the shop without making a purchase. According to liberal ideology, they are “oppressed”; therefore, their every demand must be obsequiously acceded to.

If there is any “diversity” in your area, expect the environment at your local Starbucks to change. It will come to resemble a cross between a crack house and a homeless encampment. Paying customers will stay away.

Consequently, Starbucks will go out of business. So at least this nauseating story has a happy ending.

On tips from The Grand Inquisitor, Artfldgr, and Varla.

Apr 18 2018

Ingraham Angle Ratings up 20% Thanks to Teenage Tyrant David Hogg

Having been mildly disrespected by Laura Ingraham, 90-lb. bully David Hogg poo-pooed her apology and strove to make an example of her by driving The Ingraham Angle off the air. He was able to scare off some advertisers unwilling to risk his imperious disapproval. But it shouldn’t be hard to find new advertisers, considering that the controversy has lifted her ratings by 20%.

Fleeing advertisers may have thought they were avoiding controversy, but they are apparently skipping out on a TV audience that’s clearly quite loyal, and bigger than ever.

Ace Hardware is already back on board. MyPillow had the guts to stand up to Hogg and stick by Ingraham all the way through.

Having jacked up Ingraham’s ratings, Hogg now sets out to shame companies that invest in the firearms industry:

Given the effect anti–Second Amendment campaigns like the one professional leftists have been utilizing Hogg as a frontboy for have on gun sales, this is a good time to invest with BlackRock and Vanguard.

On tips from Jester.

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