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Mar 03 2021

Prices of Canceled Dr Seuss Books Skyrocket

This is a great time to invest in physical manifestations of American culture, which will become increasingly scarce due to the progressive drive to erase our heritage and identity. Already the thought police have moved beyond all things Southern and have started erasing Americana as anodyne as the works of Dr Seuss. Consequently, Dr Seuss books that have been canceled for being ideologically problematic are fetching a pretty penny:

Suddenly on Tuesday, after the company that publishes Dr. Seuss books announced it would stop selling six of his titles — “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” “If I Ran the Zoo,” “McElligot’s Pool,” “On Beyond Zebra!,” “Scrambled Eggs Super!” and “The Cat’s Quizzer” — those books could not be found on Amazon.com for their normal prices, and any editions for sale had astronomical prices.

For example, when searching for “If I Ran The Zoo,” the Amazon site listed “1 new,” “1 used,” and “1 collectible,” but when clicking on the links for “new” or “used,” a message popped up reading, “Currently there are no other sellers matching your location and/or item specification.” Yet a “collectible” link showed the book available for $1,500.

Imagine how much you might get for the last DVD of Gone With the Wind.

Eventually, we will reach the part where Democrat authorities go house to house confiscating forbidden cultural relics, as was done by the Red Guard during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Ray Bradbury predicted what we will do next in Fahrenheit 451: memorize the books, so that they will not be totally lost to tyranny.

On tips from Dragon’s Lair and Blackjack.

Mar 02 2021

Dr Seuss Sentenced to Cancelation

To achieve political perfection, everything that came before now must be erased. That means our entire culture. All of it is racist, even the anodyne Dr Seuss books we grew up on.

It was 2 years ago that Learning for Justice declared Dr Seuss to be politically unclean:

Until recently, Read Across America Day was—in everything but title—National Dr. Seuss Day. It’s even celebrated on March 2, his birthday.

Social engineers have discovered that this is yet another example of our shameful systemic racism. Now the National Education Association focuses on “Celebrating a Nation of Diverse Readers.” Diversity means eradicating anything not in full compliance with up-to-the-minute leftist dogma. This spells curtains for Dr Seuss.

Researchers Katie Ishizuka and Ramón Stephens examined 50 children’s books and 2,200 characters created over Theodore Seuss Geisel’s nearly 70-year career “to evaluate the claims that his children’s books are anti-racist.”

Naturally, the “researchers” found racism. If academics couldn’t find it wherever they look, they might be forced to find real jobs. Of the 2,240 human characters in Dr Seuss books, an insufficient percentage were non-Caucasians, and these were not depicted in strict accordance with today’s ideological requirements. Imagine having nothing better to do than count the characters in children’s book to see if they comply with current diversity quotas.

Even “The Sneetches” is racist, because it is antiracist. It makes the point that people should be seen as individuals rather than as faceless representatives of warring tribes. This is antiracist to a normal person, but racist to the woke social engineers who have redefined racist to mean not racist, and vice versa.

Presenting the politically correct way to read about Sneetches:

The solution to the story’s conflict is that the Plain-Belly Sneetches and Star-Bellied Sneetches simply get confused as to who is oppressed. As a result, they accept one another. This message of “acceptance” does not acknowledge structural power imbalances. It doesn’t address the idea that historical narratives impact present-day power structures. And instead of encouraging young readers to recognize and take action against injustice, the story promotes a race-neutral approach.

This pernicious lunacy is completely on the level. This is what they are teaching in colleges these days. The author, Gabriel Smith, is described in his bio as “a program associate with Teaching Tolerance.” By tolerance, they are presumably referring to Herbert Marcuse’s repressive tolerance — i.e., intolerance.

Now that progressives have destroyed the concept of tolerance by redefining it to mean intolerance, they can dispense with it altogether. That could be why Teaching Tolerance changed its name to the more vindictive Learning for Justice. As Rod Dreher notes:

It is a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, and has some influential partners.

Speaking of the hate group SPLC, it…

…recently decided as a formal matter not to care so much about black race hatred, saying it’s kind of justified. So now we have Good Race Hatred (that is, when propagated by black people) and Bad Race Hatred (when propagated by non-black people).

According to the enlightened ideology of our liberal ruling class, it is racist to disapprove of racism against whites, who are bad because they are all racist by dint of their race.

Smith’s denunciation of Dr Seuss has been getting traction as the cancel culture searches out new witches to burn. Explicitly in the name of inclusion, Dr Seuss has been excluded altogether from Read Across America Day in Loudon County, Virginia public schools.

On tips from ABC of the ANC and Varla.

Feb 28 2021

Thought Police Crack Down on Matt Christiansen

At first, they went after fringe characters who are easy to demonize, like Alex Jones. But just as the campaign against Robert E. Lee quickly and predictably led to the cancelation of Abraham Lincoln, the thought police are already targeting even the calmest and most reasonable conservatives, including the esteemed countermoonbat Matt Christiansen.

Christiansen has been canceled by Streamlabs, which produces livestream software, apparently not because he said anything in particular that was “offensive,” but because he makes good arguments against leftism and is therefore regarded as a threat to the liberal establishment. Sarah Corriher, another threat to the liberal establishment who is no doubt in leftists’ crosshairs, explains the situation:

Christiansen was denied a refund for a service that he paid for but was also denied. This is theft, as surely as when Google’s AdSense and Taboola abruptly cut off advertising on Moonbattery.com without paying what they owed. It’s okay to steal from canceled thought criminals. They are no longer people, once they have been unpersoned.

On a tip from Blackjack.

Feb 28 2021

Bill Maher Realizes That Cancel Culture Stinks

Bill Maher is a moonbat for the most part and often an exceedingly annoying one, but he is right on leftist cancel culture:

It’s almost as if Maher is starting to understand that the guillotine does not spare the Jacobins who helped build it. He knows his turn at cancelation will come. Let’s hope others wise up and show some spine, before the situation degenerates even further into Reign of Terror territory.

On a tip from Occam’s Stubble.

Feb 12 2021

Gina Carano Confirms Hollywood Zero Tolerance

It is no coincidence that virtually everyone in Tinseltown adopts the moonbat point of view. The immolation of Mandalorian actress Gina Carano confirms that the entertainment industry now imposes a policy of zero tolerance for countermoonbattery. When the actress made a valid point regarding liberal cancel culture, her point was promptly confirmed by her own cancelation:

“Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future,” said a spokesperson for LucasFilm on Wednesday. “Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”

Carano obviously was not denigrating anyone. Here’s the thought crime that got her sent to the guillotine to the delight of the social media mob that had demanded her head (the Instagram post was deleted almost immediately):

“Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors…even by children,” the post read.

“Because history is edited, most people today don’t realize that to get to the point where Nazi soldiers could easily round up thousands of Jews, the government first made their own neighbors hate them simply for being Jews. How is that any different from hating someone for their political views?” the post continued.

Liberals can’t say it isn’t true, so they pretend that it is racist and destroy the person who said it.

Or maybe it is against the rules now to use the Third Reich as a cautionary example. Yet her fellow Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal, a leftist, tweeted this without consequence:

As The Blaze notes,

Here, Pascal is comparing former President Donald Trump’s immigration policies to the Holocaust. The tweet leaves out important context. The “kids in cages” narrative surrounding Trump’s policies was misleading, given that the Obama administration built the facilities where migrants detained under Trump’s “zero-tolerance” immigration enforcement policies were held.

Since it is leftist propaganda rather than a plea for free speech and tolerance, it is still up there on Twitter, even though it is a lie. The kids in cages did not cross the American border as illegal aliens as we are led to believe. They are Palestinians detained in Israel.

Hollywood intolerance is a one-way street.

Paul Joseph Watson weighs in on Carano getting figuratively lynched for pointing out the liberal establishment’s dehumanization of anyone regarded as ideologically intransigent:

On tips from Henry, Mr. Freemarket, Anonymous, KirklesWorth, and Jester.

Jan 12 2021

Sports Announcer Mike Milbury Canceled for Offhand Remark

Progressives relish the death of free speech because it allows them to silence opposing arguments that are difficult to refute and facts that undermine their narrative. However, the monster they have unleashed will devour all and sundry, them eventually included. We now live in a country where anyone can be destroyed at any time for saying anything deemed afterward to be politically incorrect. Since political correctness is a totalitarian ideology, this applies to every corner of society. For example, an offhand remark by a sports announcer can result in cancelation:

Nearly five months after drawing criticism for making a sexist comment while broadcasting a game, Mike Milbury is out at NBC Sports, the network confirmed.

Prior to his cancelation, Milbury announced hockey games.

Presenting the thought crime that wrecked his career:

After play-by-play man John Forslund said, “If you think about it, [the bubble is] a terrific environment with regard to — if you enjoy playing and enjoy being with your teammates for long periods of time, it’s a perfect place,” Milbury replied, “Not even any women here to disrupt your concentration.’’

That’s all it takes.

The next day, the NHL issued a statement criticizing Milbury’s remark, saying the league “condemns the insensitive and insulting comment that Mike Milbury made during last night’s broadcast and we have communicated our feelings to NBC. The comment did not reflect the NHL’s values and commitment to making our game more inclusive and welcoming to all.” …

As we learned while watching ballplayers kneel to Black Lives Matter rioters as they looted stores, set fire to police stations, and tore down statues of the Founding Fathers, no bastion of the liberal establishment is more militant than professional sports.

Milbury promptly issued an apology, but this was futile, as usual.

If you enjoy old movies, get them on DVD. Half the dialog in anything made early enough to be worth watching would now qualify as wrongthink. It is only a matter of time before everything from the unwoke past is erased.

Soon even liberals will realize that they don’t like living in a country where you constantly have to walk on eggshells and can never speak naturally. By then it will be too late — if it isn’t too late already. Repression has a mind of its own.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Dec 30 2020

Cancelation of Abraham Lincoln Escalates

No one who lived in the past can conform to au courant leftist ideology with sufficient wokeness to escape cancelation — not even the Great Emancipator Abraham Lincoln, under whose presidency America expended 620,000 lives to free blacks. His erasure continues.

In Boston:

Workers removed the Emancipation Memorial, also known as the Emancipation Group and the Freedman’s Memorial, early Tuesday from a park just off Boston Common, where it had stood since 1879.

It takes a long time for a country to accrue a history, but not that long to erase it so that a contrived history can be presented in its place.

City officials had agreed in late June to take down the memorial after complaints and a bitter debate over the design. Mayor Marty Walsh acknowledged at the time that the statue made residents and visitors alike “uncomfortable.”

Having their history erased makes patriotic Americans uncomfortable. But patriotic Americans are not woke; therefore, their discomfort is a good thing.

It was created to celebrate the freeing of slaves in America and was based on Archer Alexander, a Black man who escaped slavery, helped the Union Army and was the last man recaptured under the Fugitive Slave Act.

But while some saw the shirtless man rising to his feet while shaking off the broken shackles on his wrists, others perceived him as kneeling before Lincoln, his White emancipator.

Casting whites in a positive light is forbidden in the context of race relations.

The Boston statue is a copy of an original in Washington that was paid for by freed black slaves. These donors were unwoke, so the monument they wanted to leave behind warrants erasure, just like Honest Abe. The National Guard was deployed to defend the original from leftist vandals, but it is living on borrowed time.

In San Francisco:

Lincoln personally saved 265 of 303 marauding Indians who had been sentenced to death after the Santee Sioux uprising. The innocent whites killed in this spasm of savagery are forgotten. The 38 maniacs Lincoln did not save constitute the main evidence that he deserves to be forgotten too.

Everyone knew this would not stop with the cancelation of Robert E. Lee. America’s entire heritage has been targeted for cancelation. In its place we will get a new heritage, fabricated to recast the greatest nation in history as an abomination.

Only one side can survive this conflict. Either wokeness or America will be eradicated.

On a tip from R F.

Dec 28 2020

A Moonbat Gets Canceled

Thanks to the rigid intolerance of the liberal cancel culture, anyone who has ever committed even the slightest infraction against political correctness can be destroyed at any time. The media will cheer like a drunken mob at a witch burning.

The Daily Wire reports:

Four years ago, 15-year-old Mimi Groves, then a freshman at Heritage High School in Virginia, was excited to get her learner’s permit. After receiving it, she sent her friend a 3-second Snapchat video in which she said: “I can drive, [n-word]!”

Biracial classmate Jimmy Galligan got hold of the video. He held onto it until it could be employed to maximum effect.

Groves had been accepted to the University of Tennessee and was set to join the school’s cheer team, which at the time was the reigning national champion. When Galligan posted the video of Groves online and it went viral, she lost her position on the cheer team and was forced to withdraw from the university after facing pressure from admissions officials.

For his act of malice, Galligan was richly rewarded by the media establishment.

Galligan received a New York Times profile and the story presented from his point of view, along with a headline clearly favoring his actions. “A Racial Slur, a Viral Video, and a Reckoning,” reads the Times headline about Galligan’s act.

Groves abjectly apologizes for once as a 15-year-old having uttered the word that is forbidden to Caucasians under our racial caste system. She whimpers that the n-word was used in “all the songs we listened to, and I’m not using that as an excuse.”

Listening to politically fashionable crap didn’t help Mimi Groves. Neither did being a racially self-hating moonbat.

Groves had clearly become on the side of the mob after the police-involved death of George Floyd on May 25. She posted on Instagram at the time that people should “protest, donate, sign a petition, rally, do something” to support the Black Lives Matter movement.

This was the same day Galligan struck.

She wanted people to do something. They did something. They canceled a white person in the name of political correctness. Mimi got her wish.

On a tip from Brian Brandt.

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