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Aug 23 2019

Open Thread

Socialism starts when government creates a problem, and then government steps in to solve the problem. - Carly Fiorina

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Aug 23 2019

Democratic Socialist Convention as South Park Episode

The reality of today’s leftists is so close to a cartoon spoof that real audio from the recent Democratic Socialist Convention in Atlanta has been successfully grafted onto scenes from South Park:

This is the moonbat cult that produced the Future of the Democratic Party.

On a tip from Troy H.

Aug 23 2019

Antiracism Artificial Intelligence Accused of Racism

Antiracism is fundamentally racist. No matter how obvious this is, you are never supposed to admit it. This poses a problem for the designers of artificial intelligence intended to sniff out racists. Machines only understand what you specifically tell them. They don’t speak the phony language of lies used to prop up political correctness.

From Campus Reform:

A new Cornell University study reveals that some artificial intelligence systems created by universities to identify “prejudice” and “hate speech” online might be racially biased themselves and that their implementation could backfire, leading to the over-policing of minority voices online.

The systems are racially biased against favored minorities because they are not racially biased against whites. This lack of racial bias causes them to notice that blacks are more racist than whites are — which is a racist observation.

A new study out of Cornell reveals that the machine learning practices behind AI, which are designed to flag offensive online content, may actually “discriminate against the groups who are often the targets of the abuse we are trying to detect,” according to the study abstract. …

“The results show evidence of systematic racial bias in all datasets, as classifiers trained on them tend to predict that tweets written in African-American English are abusive at substantially higher rates. If these abusive language detection systems are used in the field they will, therefore, have a disproportionate negative impact on African-American social media users,” the abstract continues.

Anything that has a disproportionate impact on sacred blacks is racist — including acknowledging that blacks tend to be racist, which is why they tend to side with their own even in outrageous cases like the O.J. verdict, and why they vote as a homogenous borg.

So the researchers attribute their findings to human error in the programming. They denounce the presumably liberal programmers for “internal biases”; the unthinkable alternative would be to admit that the ideology they share with these programmers is a crock of crap.

Several universities have been working on systems that will automatically identify politically incorrect thoughts, as well as “fake news” — i.e., information that has not been approved by authorities. For example, social engineers at University of California, Santa Barbara are working on a system that will determine whether information shared between users is to be designated as “genuine” (politically correct) or “misleading” (politically incorrect). The idea is to integrate their software “into browsers on the client side” so as to target “content that causes hate, aversion, and prejudice.”

They had better tweak their code to allow hate, aversion, and prejudice from persons of politically preferred pigmentation, or they will find themselves denounced for being racist.

On a tip from R F. Hat tip: Brass Pills.

Aug 23 2019

NYPD Arrests a Cop-Douser

Now where would Kenyan colonist Yak Dut get the idea that being black gives him a license to violate the law? Maybe he has been keeping up with events in New York City, where the latest fad among communities of color is to publicly douse police officers with buckets of water before jeering crowds.

The New York Post describes what happens when police attempt to arrest someone for pouring water on them:

Disturbing cellphone video shows an ex-con wanted in a water-bucket attack on NYPD cops boldly challenging the detectives who tracked him down in The Bronx — then bolting when they try to place him under arrest.

The arrogant hoodlum is one Keith Ford, who was on parole for attempted robbery.

When Ford — who’s 6 feet 5 and 255 pounds — shakes off one cop, a struggle ensues and the cops wind up facing off against Ford as he stands with his back to an iron fence.

The cops could have overpowered him — but they didn’t dare. Here’s why:

The brazen display of contempt for the NYPD emerged Tuesday, one day after Police Commissioner James O’Neill fired Officer Daniel Pantaleo over the fatal arrest of Eric Garner in 2014.

Pantaleo was cleared of intentionally choking Garner. Nonetheless, when a black law-breaker dies, the white cop is always in the wrong, according to the liberals in charge.

What if the cops used force against Ford and he got a bloody nose or something? It would be recorded on someone’s Obama phone, the media would run with it, and O’Neill would serve up their heads on a platter on orders from the commie cockroach that currently passes for a mayor, Bill de Blasio.

They tried to tase him when he ran away…

…but Ford appears to yank the barb from his clothing as he leads the cops on a chase down the block and around a corner, with shouting onlookers encouraging him to escape.

Those responsible for upholding law and order know what side “the community” is on; it’s the same side that de Blasio and most of the media are on.

The head of the NYPD Detectives’ Endowment Association [Michael Palladino] said the Thursday incident showed “how emboldened criminals have become, thanks to the rhetoric of our phony [i.e., left-wing] politicians.”

Civilized people are advised to leave New York before the situation deteriorates any further.

Watch the video here. Ford is apprehended in the end, but he’ll be loose soon and he knows it.

On a tip from Varla.

Aug 23 2019

Obama to Buy Extravagant Mansion in Martha’s Vineyard

When people earn their money, they can spend it as they please. True, it can be irritating when the ultrarich rub their massive wealth in everyone’s face with showy extravagance. But we have no right to complain, because the wealth they created benefits us too. Carnegie gave us steel, Ford gave us cars, Rockefeller gave us oil, Gates gave us software.

Then there are those who did not create any wealth, but end up outlandishly rich anyway. Other than 8 years of bitter division and national degradation, what did Barack Obama ever give us? Yet we read this:

Barack and Michelle Obama are close to buying a massive Martha’s Vineyard estate.

Martha’s Vineyard is the premier Northeast playground of the liberal rich and powerful.

TMZ reports that the former president and first lady are in escrow — aka in contract to purchase — a 29-acre beachfront plot with a 6,892-square-foot main house.

This palace was most recently on the market for $14.85 million. It is doubtful it would serve as a primary residence, considering that he just bought an expensive mansion in the District of Corruption 2 years ago. The Martha’s Vineyard estate will probably serve as a part-time summer home.

Obama acquired his vast fortune through politics. His career was characterized by inflating the size and greed of the government while spewing Marxist rhetoric like this:

I mean, I do think at a certain point you've made enough money. - Barack Obama

At a certain point, we have all we need and politicians like Obama are entitled to confiscate the rest. But too much is never enough for Obama himself.

Obama largely owes his political success to being part African. Meanwhile, according to the ideology he personifies, we must believe that blacks are inherently oppressed, and we are expected to hate ourselves and our country over it.

Are there really people with stomachs strong enough to digest all this?

On tips from Varla, Stormfax, KirklesWorth, and Dragon’s Lair.

Aug 23 2019

San Francisco Board of Supervisors Revises Newspeak Dictionary

At least in 1984, party apparatchiks streamlined the language. Recent revisions to the Newspeak Dictionary by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors are anything but streamlined. But then, Shakespeare did say that “brevity is the soul of wit” — and as we know, moonbattery is the soul of witlessness.

The San Francisco Comical describes the new “person first” language guidelines adopted by the board:

Going forward, what was once called a convicted felon or an offender released from jail will be a “formerly incarcerated person,” or a “justice-involved” person or simply a “returning resident.”

A parolee or someone on criminal probation will be referred to as a “person under supervision.”

A juvenile “delinquent” will become a “young person with justice system involvement,” or a “young person impacted by the juvenile justice system.”

And drug addicts or substance abusers will become “a person with a history of substance use.”

The idea is to destigmatize criminals, so that they will not be “forever labeled.”

According to the board’s language resolution, words that acknowledge the criminality of criminals “only serve to obstruct and separate people from society and make the institutionalization of racism and supremacy appear normal.”

At the current rate of deterioration into sheer lunacy, it won’t be long before “felon” goes from “returning resident” to “angelic victim of racist injustice.”

In their resolution, the Supervisors go on to lament that

“Inaccurate information, unfounded assumptions, generalizations and other negative predispositions associated with justice-involved individuals create societal stigmas, attitudinal barriers and continued negative stereotypes.”

Social engineers must be delighted that medical technology may provide a cure for people who have negative stereotypes of criminals.

What language to use for the victims of criminals? Applying the new terminology, here’s how you could refer to someone whose car was stolen by a paroled junky:

“A person who has come in contact with a returning resident who was involved with the justice system and who is currently under supervision with a history of substance use.”

On tips from Chuck A, Jack Bauer, KirklesWorth, and Pierre.

Aug 22 2019

Open Thread

In business, poor performance leads to bankruptcy or, at a minimum, a restructuring of the company. In American education, failure entitles the bankrupt system to even more taxpayer dollars. - Cal Thomas
Aug 22 2019

Profiles in Moonbattery: Hasan Piker of the Young Turks

To get an idea of what countermoonbats are up against, consider the Young Turks. For a brief summary, Wikipedia will do:

The Young Turks (TYT) is a progressive left-wing American news and commentary program on YouTube. It serves as the flagship program of the TYT Network, a multi-channel network of associated web series focusing on news and current events. The program was created by Cenk Uygur, Ben Mankiewicz, and Dave Koller.

Cenk Uygur crosses the line from a barking to a rabid moonbat. Ben Mankiewicz is also a prominent host on Turner Classic Movies, which gives an idea of the kind of people who control our cinematic cultural heritage. Dave Koller is a childhood friend of Ben Monkeybusiness.

Fill-in hosts and recurring guests include Uygur’s nephew Hasan Piker. If you don’t mind a little obscenity, let’s hear what Piker has to say about the horrific Muslim terror attacks of 9/11:

“America deserved 9/11.” We can expect an increasing number of progressives to publicly admit that they feel this way and have all along.

In terms of obscenity, it gets worse. Here’s what Piker has to say about Representative Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), who lost an eye fighting Islamic terrorists. Warning — Piker is really sick:

Transcript via Twitchy:

“What the f***? What the f*** is wrong with this dude? Didn’t he go to war and like literally lose his eye because some Mujahideen — a brave f***ing soldier — f***ed his eyehole, with their d*ck? Isn’t that how he lost his f***king dumba** eye? Cause he got his fucking eyehole f***ed? By a brave soldier?”

To say that Piker sides with Islam against America would be putting it mildly.

These are not people you reason with. They are more like something you would scrape off your shoe.

Aug 22 2019

African Who Savaged Australian Policewomen Plans to Play Race Card

The “oppressed” are obviously privileged in the extreme — but maybe not as privileged as some have come to believe. An African thinks he has free reign to assault Australian Policewomen:

Yak Dut was pursued by the female police officers when they saw him driving a Volkswagen with a missing wheel in February last year in Mill Park, near Melbourne.

The then 21-year-old stopped outside his house in South Morang and assaulted the officers so violently they were rushed to hospital.

One of the officers suffered ligament damage in her neck. Both endured trauma.

Following his arrest, he threatened to hunt the women down and kill them with their own guns, reported the Herald Sun.

This has understandably caused the officers continuing anxiety.

Dut has been in custody for a year and four months, but is confident he’ll be free to walk to streets again because he’s Kenyan-born with dark skin.

‘I will get away with anything because I’m black. I will play the race card,’ he told police.

The race card can accomplish some amazing magic, but even given Australia’s advanced stage of moonbattery, it is hard to believe that Dut will walk free after his sentencing, which is scheduled for tomorrow.

Even so, political correctness has convinced innumerable low-IQ sociopaths of color that they can get away with anything. The result of this perception is escalating violent chaos.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Aug 22 2019

Wrist Slap for Subjecting Baby to Vegan Diet

The scariest thing about moonbats is that they often mean well. That’s why they never tire of inflicting their malevolent ideology; they think they are doing good. This may also help them to avoid serious legal consequences. An example is the Australian couple who got community service for putting their daughter on a vegan diet that could have robbed her of the opportunity to live a normal life:

A Sydney vegan couple who had their three children taken away from them after police found their 20-month-old girl was severely malnourished and suffering from rickets have avoided jail over the neglect of their child.

The girl was described as “floppy,” unable to speak or crawl. A vitamin D level so low as to be “undetectable” probably caused the rickets.

The couple was sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment, however they will not have to spend time behind bars with the sentence in the form of an intensive correction order. Both will undertake 300 hours community service.

Their baby daughter weighed just 4.89kg, looked like a three-month-old and had no teeth when she was taken into care.

They were keeping her alive on oats and vegetables, presumably for the good of the climate or the animals or whatever.

Both parents cried in the courtroom, the father sobbing loudly, as if somehow they were the victims. The judge should have given them 10 years of hard labor for that alone.

What are their names, you ask? We don’t get to know. For “legal reasons” — i.e., to protect the guilty.

It is widely known that vegan diets are particularly harmful to children. A human being cannot develop properly without a proper human diet. Yet vegans insist that children grow on sheer moonbattery. The results are tragic.

Hat tips: Liberty Daily, Epoch Times.

Aug 22 2019

Why Media Supports Stacey Abrams in Her Refusal to Concede

The absurd Stacey Abrams — who once burned the Georgia flag on the steps of the state capitol — still refuses to concede the gubernatorial election held last fall.

Since that time, Abrams has turned “sore loser” into almost an art form. She’s made countless TV appearances where [the] interviewers treat her like a queen. Other outlets have published fawning puff pieces in major newspapers like the New York Times. We have seen nearly every 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful bend over backward to kiss the Abrams ring.

Abrams appeared on “CBS This Morning” on Monday. The anchors gave her the same type of softball questioning and adoring coverage she’s received since she first refused to concede.

During the interview, Abrams talked about her announcement last week that she was open to being the vice presidential nominee for any of the Democrats currently running for president.

Don’t be surprised if she ends up on the ballot. The Democrat Party has become a whirling circus of incontinent moonbattery, and a circus always has a prominent place for clowns.

Her claims that the election that she lost by 55,000 votes was somehow rigged remain unsubstantiated. Yet the fawning media refuses to call her out on this. This is not only because she is a sacred left-wing Woman of Color, but also because her fellow leftists believe that generating discontent by undermining faith in the electoral process can help them in future elections by undermining Republican officeholders and by driving turnout, especially among strategically aggrieved blacks. Eroding elections fits nicely on an agenda that also includes undermining the American system of government by packing the Supreme Court, disabling the Electoral College, abolishing the Senate, and even passing H.R.1.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

Aug 22 2019

Using Medical Technology to Impose PC Attitudes

1984 isn’t the only fictional work to serve as an instruction manual for progressives. A Clockwork Orange has also been influential. Remember the part where pharmaceuticals are used to condition Alex to be horrified by violence? Liberal social engineers take it further. They want to utilize medical technology to reengineer us into believing in the leftist narrative on race and other social issues.

An Italian psychologist has proposed modifying people’s unconscious prejudices and stereotypes by subjecting parts of the brain to electric and magnetic impulses.

Maddalena Marini believes that the barrage of Cultural Marxist propaganda we are subjected to every day of our lives has produced only limited results that may not permanently override the natural tendency to generalize based on observation.

Marini says that these stereotypes are so instilled in the human mind that “the only way to change them is to change the biological mechanisms of the brain responsible for generating and controlling these stereotypes.”

To accomplish this, Marini proposes the use of “non-invasive brain stimulation techniques,” which “modulate the mechanisms through which the brain regulates our behavior” by introducing transcranial electric or magnetic currents.

Activity in certain areas of the brain is associated with thoughts that progressives want to eradicate. Marini specifically refers to “the prejudice that leads to associating acts of terrorism with being of Arab origin” as a thought process to be ablated. That’s only the beginning:

Scientific research “has shown that our mind contains stereotypes and prejudices that are linked to the different social characteristics of individuals, such as, for example, ethnicity, skin color, weight, gender, age, sexual, political, or religious orientation, disability and physical or mental illness,” she asserts.

If electric current fails to blast all of this out of our heads, authorities might have to go in with a scalpel.

Maybe A Clockwork Orange wasn’t the inspiration for this after all. Marini might have been inspired by One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, where R.P. McMurphy gets lobotomized into a zombie so that he will stop being problematic.

Our progressive future would have given even Stalin nightmares.

On a tip from Jester.

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