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Oct 06 2022

Open Thread

On a tip from ABC of the ANC. Hat tip: Not the Bee.

Oct 05 2022

How to Reverse Failure of Environmental Movement

The purpose of the environmental movement is not to preserve the environment, or it would not promote the use of electric cars, which are environmentally devastating. It would not cripple the energy industry through the leftist tool Biden (see here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, etc.), knowing that destroying the US economy will reduce it to a Third World country of the sort that cannot afford the luxury of environmental protection. The actual point is to advance modern leftism. This ideology is built upon a core of cultural Marxism. Yet many environmentalists continue to belong to the hated white race.

Wails Britain’s The Guardian:

The environment sector has failed to act on its ambitions to become more inclusive, suggests new research that finds just one in 20 organisations are enacting plans to increase ethnic diversity.

According to a sector-wide survey, out of 44 environment charities, 84% had considered or were taking action over a lack of inclusion, but only 4% said they had a consistently implemented action plan. …

[W]hile 86% of leaders agreed it should be a top priority for the sector, only 22% felt it actually was. …

[I]n 2021, just 4.8% of environment professionals had an ethnic minority heritage, compared with 12.6% of the workforce overall, according to official figures. Only farming had lower ethnic minority representation.

Only countries populated by whites or Asians are economically successful enough to indulge in environmentalism rather than focus on staving off starvation. Asians don’t seem that interested, and whites are politically unclean.

The current solution to this conundrum is to displace the population of white countries. But as the USA and UK come to resemble Venezuela and Jamaica, they will develop more pressing problems than the imaginary climate crisis.

The LGBT example suggests a more sensible solution. If men can identify as women and vice versa, why can’t the moonbats of the environmental movement identify as members of preferred races? The strategy works for Rachel Dolezal, who has launched a new career as a transracial lingerie model.

Some in the LGBT community identify as nonbinary, meaning that they are neither one sex nor the other. Likewise, environmentalists could identify as nonracial. That way, they could leap ahead to the day when miscegenation blends all races into one. As the ideological homogeneity of college faculties and newsrooms attests, only when we are all the same can we achieve true diversity.

On tips from Steve T and Wiggins.

Oct 05 2022

Velma From Scooby-Doo Was Now Lesbian

Because leftists’ cultural transformation of America is retroactive, nothing is safe from it — not even the cartoons we grew up with. Velma from Scooby-Doo has been brought into compliance with current political correctness by becoming a lesbian.

As early as 2001, our entertainment overlords were attempting to corrupt the cartoon by recasting Velma as a sexual deviant, according to James Gunn, writer of the early live-action films.

From Variety:

In 2020, Gunn tweeted that he “tried” to make Velma a lesbian in the live-action movies. “In 2001 Velma was explicitly gay in my initial script,” he wrote. “But the studio just kept watering it down & watering it down…”

Nothing is watered down anymore when it comes to promoting the LGBT agenda.

To make the political correctness intersectional, Velma’s lesbianism is interracial:

If the envelope-pushing continues at its current rate, viewers can expect explicit sex scenes between Scooby-Doo and Shaggy within the next few sequels — unless the blessed SMOD puts us out of our misery in the meantime.

On tips from Anonymous and Wiggins.

Oct 05 2022

Biden Raps: My Mind’s Going Blank Now

Despite ominous talk that Biden we will try to run for a second term, there is little chance of it. He has been such a disaster that not even most Democrats would vote for him. But at least the end of his political career will free him up for musical pursuits:

His next in line is hardly more coherent, and doesn’t have senility as an excuse. Looking back, no one will believe that America was destroyed by people like this.

On a tip from seaoh.

Oct 05 2022

Open Thread

...[T]he Constitution conferred only a few specific powers on the federal government, all others being denied to it (as the Tenth Amendment would make plain). Unfortunately, only a tiny fraction of the U.S. population today - subtle logicians like you - can grasp such nuances. Too bad. The Constitution wasn't meant to be a brain-twister. - Joseph Sobran

Oct 04 2022

Making Easy Bucks at New York Gun Buyback

Putting idiots in charge of spending other people’s money results in monstrous waste, but sometimes also the opportunity to make an easy buck, as with insane gun buybacks in New York:

A man who identified himself only as “Kem” saw people tweeting about using 3D printers to make guns for the sole purpose of selling them for big bucks at gun buyback programs, like the one the New York State Attorney General’s Office held at the Utica Police Department last month. He got to work on a $200 3D printer he got for Christmas.

After printing up some lower receivers and frames, he drove 6 hours to Utica. There was some haggling over the 110 guns he presented.

“And it ended with the guy and a lady from the budget office finally coming around with the 42 gift cards and counting them in front of me,” said Kem. “$21,000 in $500 gift cards.”

You’re welcome, say the taxpayers. If they weren’t okay with flagrant waste, they wouldn’t elect Democrats. They certainly wouldn’t elect irresponsible fools like New York State Attorney General Letitia James.

Gifted as they are at throwing away money, moonbats fail at everything else they attempt. As Kem accurately observes,

“Gun buybacks are a fantastic way of showing, number one, that your policies don’t work, and, number 2, you’re creating perverse demand. You’re causing people to show up to these events, and, they don’t actually reduce crime whatsoever.”

Unless our rulers are even dumber than I thought, they don’t really expect these wasteful spectacles to reduce crime. That is not a priority for James, who has effectively legalized minor crime. Their actual purpose is to pose self-righteously as opponents of gun violence. However, the farcical nature of buybacks is so obvious that not even this purpose is served. They are not virtue signaling; they are idiocy signaling.

In August, James’s office triumphantly crowed that it had acquired 296 guns to be destroyed. Of these, 177 were “ghost guns” — i.e., homemade guns, possibly created to be sold to the state; 33 were admittedly “non-working guns.”

On tips from seaoh and Franco.

Oct 04 2022

Trans Tyranny: Girls Kicked Out of Their Own Locker Room

If there is any confusion among women regarding their status relative to men who pretend to be women, this story ought to clear it up. In Vermont, the Randolph High School girls basketball team has been banned from its own locker room while educrats investigate the girls for objecting to the presence of a boy who says he is transsexual.

Refreshingly, female student and volleyball player Blake Allen stands up for sanity:

“I feel like for stating my opinion — that I don’t want a biological man changing with me — that I should not have harassment charges or bullying charges. They should all be dropped.”

The dispute started when the transsexual made an inappropriate comment while the girls were getting changed.

[Miss Allen] says that fellow team members and parents have also raised similar concerns and have approached the school with them. They were told that under state law, the transgender student could use whatever locker room [he] identified with.

In an email to families, school officials wrote that the school has “plenty of space where students who feel uncomfortable with the laws may change in privacy.”

This refers to a restroom. Boys who proclaim themselves to be transsexual have access to this too, so the girls would have to change one at a time in the single stall, which hopefully has a secure lock. If that takes too long, maybe there are some bushes outdoors they can change behind.

In the email to parents, school officials say they are conducting an investigation into allegations the girls harassed the transgender student.

Kudos to the girls for incurring the wrath of the liberal establishment by standing up to an LGBT bully. Very few have the spine to do that nowadays, which is why these bullies are running roughshod over every aspect of society.

On tips from Jester, Franco, seaoh, and Mr. Freemarket.

Oct 04 2022

Open Thread

On a tip from Wiggins.

Oct 03 2022

California Silences Doctors on Covid

As United Nations propagandist Melissa Fleming crows, our leftist rulers “own the science.” That is, science has been repurposed to help them consolidate power. The main emphasis is the fictional climate crisis, but there is still opportunity to be wrung from Covid. Comically cheesy yet genuinely evil California Governor Gavin Newsom has just signed a bill to force doctors to toe the party line.

Via California Globe:

Newsom signed AB 2098 by Assemblyman Evan Low (D-Campbell), which will punish physicians and surgeons for “unprofessional conduct” for advocating for the potential benefits of early treatment with off-label drugs, or those who dare to ask questions about COVID vaccine safety.

Assembly Bill 2098 puts unconstitutional restrictions on free speech by medical professionals. Under AB 2098, doctors will be subject to disciplinary actions by the Medical Board of California and the Osteopathic Medical Board of California if they do not adhere to the “approved COVID treatment consensus.”

Punishment for “unprofessional conduct” ranges from 5-year probation to revocation of the ideologically noncompliant doctor’s medical license.

The bill is aimed at physicians who acknowledged the 1% mortality rate, questioned mandatory masks, school closures, and challenged the claim that the vaccine would shield patients from getting or spreading Covid. It is also aimed at physicians who chose to prescribe therapeutic treatments during COVID.

Although he still exploits the supposed emergency as a pretext to waste hundreds of $billions on student loan bailouts, Biden has said that the pandemic is over. But we won’t have long to wait for the next one. Any virus will do, with sufficient hype from the media.

On a tip from seaoh.

Oct 03 2022

United Nations Moonbat: We Own the Science

Everything leftists infiltrate, they subvert and subordinate to their twisted agenda, rendering it useless for any other purpose. The Long March Through the Institutions has moved beyond the media, entertainment, schools, and the government to attack the most basic foundations of civilization — including even science.

This is accomplished not only through government control of funding, but by directly controlling the flow of information and redefining science through a political lens.

Two of the farthest left institutions on the planet are Google and the United Nations. Watch Melissa Fleming of the UN Department of Global Communications boast that the two are working together to suppress information that does not support their strategy of seizing wealth and power through the climate crisis hoax:

“We own the science,” crows Fleming. If this is true, there is no science, only propaganda.

“All sectors of society need to be very active” in promoting ruling class opinion (i.e., moonbattery) and suppressing dissent. That they are.

Modern leftism is heavily influenced by postmodernism. Academic moonbats literally believe that objective reality, if it even exists, is irrelevant. According to their ideology, all that matters is the consensus they create by controlling what we say.

The climate crisis will become real when they have achieved the leverage to force everyone to pretend it is real. The tyranny it will be used to justify will dwarf the cost of Covid.

On tips from Dragon’s Lair and Occam’s Stubble. Hat tip: Vlad Tepes.

Oct 03 2022

Open Thread

The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding. - Louis D. Brandeis

Oct 02 2022

How Much Energy Will the World Need?

Prior to taking power, Joe Biden explicitly promised to “end fossil fuels.” The entire economy is to run on wind and solar energy. This is the basis of Biden’s war on domestic energy production (see here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, etc.) and of the vast fortunes Democrats have spent incrementally imposing the Green New Deal, thereby driving up inflation.

It is all a lie. Wind and solar are not viable replacements. Virtually all of our energy continues to come from fossil fuels, despite all the hype and subsidies. Without oil, gas, and coal, we would experience absolute economic collapse, and most of us would die of starvation.

Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Mark Mills presents the stark reality that it is politically correct to ignore:

Good thing the climate crisis that we are supposed to believe is caused by fossil fuels is also a lie.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

Oct 02 2022

How Terrified They Are of the Racist Police

Moonbattery is based on lies so preposterous that you almost have to admire the ability of the media to recite them with a straight face. For example, the Black Lives Matter phenomenon — which featured hundreds of declared riots and $billions in donations from corporations — is based on the notion that due to systemic racism, blacks live in terror of the police. The situation outside the liberal propaganda bubble is on open display in Midtown Manhattan:

That is not what fear of the police looks like.

The New York Post reports:

The suspect – identified by police as Uchechukwu Godwin, 23 – used a metal pipe to repeatedly strike the turret lights of the traffic cruiser parked on Broadway near West 36th Street around 11:40 a.m. Wednesday, according to cops and video footage.

Godwin was arrested soon afterward, as he must have assumed he would be.

He was charged with criminal mischief, obstructing governmental administration, auto stripping, criminal possession of a weapon and disorderly conduct, cops said.

His past arrests include grand larceny and criminal mischief. No doubt they have already let him loose again. He will continue to wreak havoc until he kills someone, at which point the authorities may keep him locked up for a while.

In the meantime, he knows he will be mollycoddled. That’s why violent crime is so prevalent.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Oct 02 2022

Open Thread

On tips from seaoh and Occam’s Stubble.

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