Category: Cultural Marxism

Apr 10 2020

Journal Nature Subordinates Reality to Cultural Marxism

We have come to a pretty pass when a prestigious journal like Nature kowtows to political correctness at the expense of objective truth and therefore its own credibility. Groveling self-accusation is an integral feature of totalitarian leftism, as students of Chinese communism can attest. Nature shows how it’s done:

When the World Health Organization (WHO) announced in February that the disease caused by the new coronavirus would be called COVID‑19, the name was quickly adopted by organizations involved in communicating public-health information. As well as naming the illness, the WHO was implicitly sending a reminder to those who had erroneously been associating the virus with Wuhan and with China in their news coverage— including Nature. That we did so was an error on our part, for which we take responsibility and apologize.

According to this premiere scientific journal, it is an error to associate with Wuhan or China a virus that originated in Wuhan and that spread due to the gross irresponsibility of China’s communist government.

Obviously, this is not an error in the sense of being factually untrue. It is an error because it violates Cultural Marxism, according to which no non-Caucasian can be associated with anything bad.

Similarly, the mainstream media referred to it as the Wuhan/China/Chinese virus, until the memo circulated that this is now a thoughtcrime. This designation provided an opportunity to shift the narrative from “It’s all Trump’s fault because he put an imaginary gag order on Fauci” to “It’s all Trump’s fault because he’s a racist for calling it the ‘Chinese virus.’”

When it comes to its political motivation, Nature is at least more transparent than the ChiComs:

[A] minority of politicians are sticking with the outdated script. US President Donald Trump has repeatedly associated the virus with China. Brazilian lawmaker Eduardo Bolsonaro — the son of President Jair Bolsonaro — has called it “China’s fault”. Politicians elsewhere, including in the United Kingdom, are also saying that China bears responsibility.

That’s because China does bear responsibility, not only for spawning the disease as it has others (e.g., SARS) with its horrific wet markets, but for the disease not being contained in its early stages. No reasonable person denies this. Nature’s editors bear responsibility for subordinating objective reality to political ideology.

On a tip from Lyle.

Apr 06 2020

Asian Cultural Marxists Exploit Wuhan Coronavirus

After September 11, the chimerical backlash against Muslims allowed them to throw their weight around as newly validated members of The Oppressed. The economic devastation caused by the Chinese-caused Wuhan coronavirus will accomplish the same for Asians, if the victim studies priesthood has its way.

From Inside Higher Ed:

Jason Chang, an associate professor of history and Asian American studies at the University of Connecticut, started putting together a crowdsourced document with resources on teaching about coronavirus-related racism back in January.

Moonbats are never slow to capitalize on current events, as we know from the screeching about gun control that occurs before the bodies have cooled after each mass shooting.

“The way that I’ve begun to teach about this is to put the racist response to the pandemic in the context of an Asian American history of ‘yellow peril,’” Chang said.

You may well ask, What racist response? The answer is that, just as the Spanish flu is often referred to as the “Spanish flu,”

Trump and some other prominent figures have described [COVID-19, as we are now supposed to call it] as the “Chinese virus” despite warnings from experts who say such terminology fuels xenophobia.

Did you really think they would let go of the phony problems they exploit just because we have a real problem now?

If there is no racism, Cultural Marxists invent it — or invite others to do so:

Russell Jeung, a professor and chair of the Asian American studies department at San Francisco State University, started a new online reporting center for bias incidents against Asian Americans in collaboration with two civil rights and advocacy organizations. Jeung said the reporting center is receiving 100 bias reports daily and has collected more than 1,200 reports total since it was launched March 19.

Whimpers Jeung,

“People aren’t just being yelled at; they’re being yelled at with a vehemence and a virulence that is scary.”

People are dying by the thousands and losing their jobs by the millions. Meanwhile, academics fret about Asians supposedly being yelled at.

The form for harvesting alleged microaggressions may not provide any verification, but it is now available in eight languages. Jeung also has other means of collecting racism:

“Now we have 12 students and two other faculty working with me on just gathering data on coronavirus discrimination. We’re doing news content analysis, we’re doing these daily incident reports and we’re looking at social media.” Jeung said researchers are monitoring social media sites for viral racist memes and tracking how the term #Chinesevirus gets tweeted, and its impact.

It isn’t just students who finance this divisive idiocy. Every taxpayer does. This is particularly true at state universities like Jeung’s. He takes our money and uses it to prove that we are racist so as to advance an agenda that does not benefit society.

Hat tips: College Fix, Legal Insurrection.

Apr 02 2020

Democrats Racialize Coronavirus Testing

The issue is never the issue with Democrats; the issue is always ramming Cultural Marxism down our throats, often in the form of preferences for Persons of Politically Preferred Pigmentation. The Wuhan coronavirus crisis is not the issue; the issue is whether a high enough percentage of those tested for it are sacred non-Caucasians.

This ought to be from the Babylon Bee. Actually, it is from the Boston Globe, via Frontpage Magazine:

In a letter sent Friday to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, both from Massachusetts, said comprehensive demographic data on people who are tested or treated for the virus that causes COVID-19 does not exist.

Ayanna Pressley, is a member of the Squad, which seems to be steering the course for the Democrat Party. The other members are her fellow radicals Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib.

Warren’s fellow senators and 2020 presidential candidates Kamala Harris and Cory Booker also signed the letter.

The lawmakers urged the HHS secretary to direct the department’s sub-agencies, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration, to work with municipalities, states and private labs to ensure that racial and ethnic data are being collected.

As if healthcare officials don’t have better things to do with COVID-19 raging.

If it is up to these prominent Democrats, coronavirus testing will be based at least in part on the patient’s position in the hierarchy of political correctness.

Warren has already said that healthcare resources should be apportioned on a racial basis.

America dodged a bullet when her alarming presidential campaign collapsed, but there are other paths to power. The non compos mentis and visibly decrepit Joe Biden has enthused over her as a potential VP.

Hat tip: Maggie’s Farm.

Mar 11 2020

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Finally Finds Some Racism

“It sounds almost so silly to say.” But Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Future of the Democrat Party, is a silly person, so she says it anyway. In the midst of Wuhan virus panic, people are allegedly avoiding Chinese restaurants — because of “straight up racism.”

Moonbats were bound to find racism against someone other than whites if they looked long enough.

But wait, if people are avoiding Chinese restaurants because they are racist, why don’t they always avoid them? Is racism a symptom of the virus? If so, no wonder the media has gotten so hysterical about it.

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

Feb 05 2020

Intersectionality Debunked

Progressives have no reasonable arguments, so they attempt to make those who resist them appear reprehensible by attacking them on the grounds of their race, sex, sexuality, religion, et cetera. That is, they do exactly what they accuse their opponents of doing.

Jordan Peterson and Ben Shapiro pull back the curtain to reveal the hypocrisy, malevolence, foolishness, and inanity of intersectional moonbat ideology, aka Cultural Marxism:

Jan 26 2020

Dissecting Cultural Marxism

Political correctness, aka Cultural Marxism, is a strategy for attacking society in hopes of destroying it so that a very different social order can be imposed in its place. Douglas Murray and John Anderson explain how it works:

On a tip from Jester.

Jan 24 2020

How Goldman Sachs Imposes Cultural Marxism on Other Companies

The malignant discrimination inherent in identity politics is becoming inescapable. As with attacks on the Second Amendment, the private sector is as much a threat to freedom as Big Government. For example, Goldman Sachs demands that other companies select board members based on their membership in politically preferred identity groups:

Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon told CNBC on Thursday his investment bank will help companies go public only if they have at least one “diverse” board member.

Only one allegedly oppressed board member would be a token. No worries; Goldman Sachs will soon demand that companies add more.

“Starting on July 1st in the U.S. and Europe, we’re not going to take a company public unless there’s at least one diverse board candidate, with a focus on women,” Solomon said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “And we’re going to move towards 2021 requesting two,” he added.

Why stop there? They could signal even more virtue by declaring that no board members can be white men unless they are Muslim or homosexual. According to trendy ESG ideology, that would surely increase the return on investment.

The result of the growing discrimination against white men is that potential board members will be denied positions in favor of less qualified candidates who check the right boxes on the Cultural Marxist scorecard. Either that, or boards will be packed with dummy members who are there only to meet the quota. Neither favors efficiency.

On a tip from Ed McAninch.

Jan 13 2020

Fatphobia Is Thoughtcrime

Cultural Marxism requires that ever more “marginalized” groups be discovered or created to be arrayed against the shrinking minority of normal people. Even people who are overweight now qualify as aggrieved. Consequently, Jillian Michaels of the weight loss TV show The Biggest Loser is a thought criminal for failing to celebrate the body positivity of an obese exhibitionist named Lizzo.

Lest you too fall into thoughtcrime, be mindful that exerting the effort to keep yourself fit makes you guilty of “thin privilege.” According to liberal ideology, achieving anything through effort or discipline is wrong, because it undermines equity and leads to privilege. You can only deserve what the government has forcibly confiscated from someone else and bestowed upon you in honor of your status as a victim.

Now that the obese have joined the exalted ranks of the marginalized, normal chairs are regarded as a microaggression against them. As we draw closer to utopia, such chairs will be phased out, along with physical fitness and everything else liberal social engineers regard as problematic.

Mark Dice sounds the alarm on fatphobic thoughtcrime:

On tips from Kate P and KirklesWorth.

Dec 21 2019

Moonbattery Eats Its Own: J.K. Rowling

Moonbat children’s author J.K. Rowling is getting canceled by the outrage mob she helped create with her political correctness. Paul Joseph Watson can’t stop laughing at the poetic justice:

Being an icon of wokeness like J.K. Rowling is not enough to spare you from the guillotine if you cannot refrain from insisting that 2 + 2 = 4. Once Jacobinism spirals out of control, no one is safe, as the architect of the Reign of Terror Maximilien Robespierre could have told you on his way to the guillotine.

Feminists take note: Cultural Marxism is a caste system. Your caste clearly falls below the LGBT caste.

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

Dec 18 2019

It’s “Sickening and Disgusting” to Think It’s Okay to Be White

Rebellious types, tired of being bullied, demonized, and treated as second-class citizens on account of their race, have enraged liberal establishmentarians by posting stickers reading, “It’s okay to be white.” This is a Class A thought crime, because the power of the Cultural Marxist ruling class rests on an ideology that requires whites to despise themselves for the accomplishments of their kind.

In light of someone posting the forbidden message on lampposts and drainpipes throughout Perth, Scotland over the weekend, the BBC expresses the mandatory attitude toward the concept that it’s okay to be white with the usual tactic of quoting those we are supposed to agree with.

John Swinney, Scotland’s deputy first minister, calls the notion “atrocious.” Perth Against Racism proclaims that it makes people feel unsafe — a menacing response, when coming from leftists.

An anonymous citizen who I presume probably exists is quoted regarding the stickers:

“It’s sickening and disgusting to know that people think like this.”

No one is quoted asking the obvious question, “Why is it not okay to be white?”

No worries, moonbats; the police are on the case:

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Although no complaint has been made to police regarding these posters, they have been brought to our attention and officers are currently looking into the matter.”

Someone could be in for a stay in George Orwell’s Room 101 if apprehended. Coincidentally, Room 101 “was named after a conference room at the BBC where Orwell would have to sit through tortuously boring meetings.”

Hat tip: Liberty Daily.

Dec 13 2019

Iowa State University Imposes “Cultural Humility”

Campus indoctrination goes beyond instruction on which identity groups must be revered. If you are a member of the core population that created and still constitutes the main populace of American, you must be trained to hate yourself, your kind, and your heritage. Iowa State University calls this “cultural humility.” Students, educrats, and instructors alike are subjected to the brainwashing.

Via The College Fix:

In response to [radical] student demands, last month the school’s administration released a statement outlining the significant diversity initiatives the school will be implementing. Those include “cultural competency and cultural humility training before the start of spring semester 2020″ for the school’s president, senior vice presidents, deans and other high-ranking administrators.

As well, next semester, the school’s Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching will “conduct annual training for faculty in each academic department on the importance of, and approaches to, creating an inclusive classroom environment.”

“Inclusive” is Orwellian for rigidly exclusive of anything not in full compliance with the lunatic fringe of leftist ideology.

The school’s hiring and tenure processes will also be subject to “diversity, equity and inclusion training.”

You don’t want white male heterosexuals getting hired or promoted if you can help it. That would not be consistent with cultural humility.

As for the students,

Further, starting next semester, “everyone who lives in a residence hall will be required to take annual online diversity, equity, and inclusion training,” according to the university.

School officials were almost uniformly silent on the content of the proposed trainings.

The public is not ready for the extreme moonbattery inculcated on campus just yet. But if the universities churn out enough indoctrinated zombies, it soon will be.

Campus police will also be subjected to brainwashing, so that they know who they can expect to obey the law and who must be treated with special deference, under the rubric of “racial intelligence training.”

Surprisingly, a leftist student demand was no acceded to. Students Against Racism displayed its open-minded tolerance by demanding that the Students for Trump club be shut down. That won’t happen for now, so long as SfT follows the Student Organization Recognition policy, because “We cannot punish individuals for having bigoted or hateful thoughts.” Even if a club supporting the POTUS is not officially banned, no one is left wondering whose side the educrats are on.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

Dec 13 2019

More Woke Astronomy

As noted earlier, political correctness is a totalitarian ideology whose adherents demand that absolutely everything be subordinated to it, including astrophysics. Progressives have their work cut out for them, but they are progressing.

The Heising-Simons Foundation launched a postdoctoral fellowship to develop talent in planetary astronomy. Only two of the first 12 awardees were female. According to the prevailing ideology, this could not possibly be because men are more likely to excel in this field. It could only be a consequence of patriarchal oppression.

Science Magazine reports:

That low ratio sent shock waves through the small family charity, which is based in Los Altos, California. “We realized we needed to self-reflect before we went any further,” says the foundation’s Cyndi Atherton.

The established solution to imaginary discrimination is to impose real discrimination. For that, Joyce Yen was brought in from the University of Washington.

Atherton and Yen spent 1 year revamping the process by which young scientists applied and were chosen for the 3-year, $375,000 fellowships. …

Atherton also hired Yen to lead the panels rather than using a scientist from the discipline. As facilitator, her role was to watch out for comments that might bias the process by straying from the stated criteria for selection.

Let’s not get distracted with irrelevant science stuff when the purpose of astrophysics is to destroy the patriarchy.

The changes had the desired effect: Four of the six fellows in this year’s class are women.

Success! But… how many of the fellows are persons of politically preferred pigmentation? How many are transgender? How many are undocumented immigrants? The work of social justice warriors is never finished.

As for the Final Frontier, it looks like the Russians and Chinese will have to be the pioneers. Americans have other priorities.

On a tip from Steve T.

Nov 29 2019

Student Group Wants Limit on Materials by White Authors

The Notre Dame student group “End Hate at ND” demands fewer reading materials produced by white scholars so as to “eliminate the violence of only privileging white scholarship.” In the funhouse world of academia, “violence” can be used to mean, “failure to marginalize hated Caucasians.”

The College Fix reports:

The group describes itself as “an initiative for organizing civil action against racist, xenophobic, sexist, trans-exclusionary, & queer-phobic structures at Notre Dame.”

Other demands include more “diversity” indoctrination and an end to the proscription against spending the night in opposite sex dorms, on the grounds that this rule enforces “white, cis-heteronormative hegemony.”

As for the demand labeled “Decolonize Academia,” the student activists argue “cultural competence is key in building empathy for marginalized folks.”

“Cultural competence” means purifying the curriculum of our own culture, in the hope that one day America can be replaced by a utopia consisting of swarthy savages engaging in perverted sex acts on the floors of their dung huts.

End Hate at ND wants to advance toward this goal by evaluating all course materials through the lens of Cultural Marxism, and dictating that at least half of readings not be produced by male Caucasians. If the goal is to rescind civilization, they are on the right track.

On a tip from Byron.

Nov 26 2019

Now It Is Racist Not to Like Indian Food

Every opinion is now interpreted through the lens of Cultural Marxism. That means we are no longer permitted to dislike Indian food, because that would be racist.

Via the BBC:

“Indian food is terrible and we pretend it isn’t,” said international affairs professor Tom Nichols. …

The remark led to a wider discussion of the immigrant experience and how many in the US have experienced racism in relation to food. …

[Screeching moonbats] pointed out how smell and flavour have long been prevalent in racist comments towards minorities, and accused Mr Nichols of intolerance. …

[S]ome foodies dismissed the row outright saying simply: “I see someone on twitter has racist views on Indian food. Well, more for me then.”

Good thing I love Mexican food. That means I am a good person. Unless it means I am a bad person for committing the sin of cultural appropriation.

Let’s hope they discover a Third World country where the favorite cuisine is dried monkey turds. It would be hilarious to watch self-righteous moonbats munch on them and pretend to enjoy it. But then, if they can swallow their own ideology, maybe they would like the taste.

On a tip from Steve T.

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