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Jun 19 2021

Nonwhites Given Another Advantage at Goldsmiths

Among the many advantages of being oppressed is that you don’t have to turn in your work on time at Goldsmiths, University of London, and you are allowed to defer tests if you don’t feel ready to take them. The pretext is “racial trauma,” although no proof of having been made upset by anything in particular is required. Whites are a minority at Goldsmiths, but they have to take their tests and turn in their work on time, unlike other minorities.

Paul Joseph Watson reports on the latest offering laid at the feet of sacred nonwhites by the leftist educrats who worship them:

The objective is the same as with everything else inspired by cultural Marxism: to stack the deck against representatives of the core population.

Following Saint George Floyd’s fentanyl overdose, UCLA accounting lecturer Gordon Klein was suspended for refusing to “give black students special treatment” regarding the final exam. The hysterical obsequiousness that characterized official reaction to the Black Lives Matter riots is now becoming permanent policy, as evidenced by the new US federal holiday these riots inspired.

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

Jun 17 2021

Open Thread

American [public] schools are failing because they are organized according to a bureaucratic, monopolistic model; their organizing principle is basically the same as that of a socialist economy. - David Boaz
Jun 16 2021

School Board Meetings Gone Wild

If you enjoyed watching esteemed countermoonbats Tatiana Ibrahim, Xi Van Fleet, and Becky Swan lay into school boards for subjecting innocent children to toxic liberal ideology, this compilation video of School Board Meetings Gone Wild should be a treat:

Just to register objections takes guts in the kind of country this is turning into. But it isn’t enough. Pushback against political correctness needs to be relentless. Progressives never give an inch. Americans can’t afford to either.

On a tip from seaoh.

Jun 15 2021

Illinois Mom Pushes Back Against Leftist Education

Tatiana Ibrahim of Carmel, New York is not the only mom who has had enough of the depravity that is force fed to children by the leftists who control schools. Becky Swan let loose at a school board meeting in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois:

Swan’s statement came in response to a new bill, S.B. 0818, which mandates that schools teaching sex education in the state must comply with the National Sex Education Standards. The bill has passed both chambers of the Illinois legislature and now awaits signing by Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker.

With left-wing maniacs in control of Washington, no parent should want national standards inflicted on their children. But Democrats are all about ending local control so as to implement their centralized, top-down, authoritarian approach to everything from education to elections.

Swan observed that the Democrat approach to sex ed “sexually grooms young children by introducing sensitive and inappropriate topics.”

Reading a sampling from the NSES, she noted that students in kindergarten through second grade are expected to “list medically accurate names for body parts, including the genitals” …

Grade 3–5 education features sexual feelings and masturbation.

Those children are also taught that “gender expression and gender identity exist along a spectrum” and are expected to “distinguish between sex assigned at birth and gender identity” as well as be able to “describe the role hormones play in the physical, social, cognitive, and emotional changes during adolescence and the potential role of hormone blockers on young people who identify as transgender.”

By the time children reach grades 6-8, they are expected to be able to “define vaginal, oral, and anal sex” …

In healthier times, adults would have been arrested for talking to children about these subjects.

Swan brandished a book with an Orwellian title that is apparently used in Illinois schools. Illustrations make it obvious that the book is not suitable for children.

The book, “It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health,” has been the subject of controversy and outrage before. It includes illustrated depictions of naked teens and adults, sexual intercourse, different types of birth control, homosexuality, and masturbation.

Despite the outrage, the book is still widely used in public schools. It is not enough to complain. To prevent children from being molded into degenerate moonbats, parents need to push as hard and as relentlessly as leftists have been pushing their deranged ideology down the country’s throat.

Swan also takes a swing at critical race theory indoctrination. Watch and admire:

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

Jun 07 2021

Democrats Leave Bill Maher Behind on Free College

Bill Maher was once the quintessential moonbat, but progressives have progressed so far as to leave him behind. Regarding Biden’s plan to make us pay for everyone to go to college, he sounded relatively sane last Friday:

Maher railed against “free college” by stating, “I know free college is a left-wing thing, but is it really liberal for someone who doesn’t go to college and makes less money to pay for people who do go and make more?”

“The answer isn’t to make college free,” Maher proclaimed. “The answer is to make it more unnecessary, which it is for most jobs, so that the two-thirds of Americans who either can’t afford to or just don’t want to go don’t feel shut out.”

What he didn’t mention is why college is necessary. The insane Griggs v. Duke Power ruling made it illegal for employers to use IQ tests; such tests were deemed racist because they invariably produce disparate racial outcomes. A college degree is a substitute IQ test. For most students, that is its only value. But given how easy it is to obtain a degree these days, college has become useless even as a certificate of intelligence.

The HBO host pointed out that some colleges look more like vacation resorts than institutions of higher learning. He grumbled that colleges are now “giant luxury daycare centers” staffed with “overpaid babysitters.”

Then we wonder why people in their 20s behave like spoilt children, as during the BLM/Antifa riots.

Maher also blasted the work ethic of students, claiming that a “third of students now spend less than five hours a week studying.” He also slammed the curriculum of current-day universities, wisecracking that courses include “sports marketing history through Twitter,” “advanced racist spotting,” “intro to microaggressions,” and “you owe me an apology 101.”

Outside of the hard sciences, college is almost entirely a scam. It has become increasingly lucrative thanks to Big Government:

Maher highlighted the ever-growing costs to attend college, “Since 1985, the average cost of college has risen 500 percent — it doubles every nine years. Every year it increases at four times the rate of inflation.”

That’s because the feds keep pouring other people’s money into it. As the Biden Administration has been teaching us, the more money the government “invests,” the higher prices rise.

“Colleges are businesses, selling a consumer product for hundreds of thousands of dollars,” providing their customers with a “magical piece of paper,” he said. “In 1960, colleges awarded A’s to 15% of the students. Well now it’s 45% and it’s not because they got smarter.”

On the contrary, college students keep getting dumber. English professors spend much of their time teaching students who were accepted in order to enhance “diversity” things they should have learned early on in grade school — like how to read. This problem would best be addressed not by teaching the ABC’s to adults, but by abolishing teachers’ unions so that we can reestablish quality K-12 education.

“Say what you want about Lori Loughlin, at least she understood that one good scam deserves another,” he joked about the Hollywood actress who was involved in the 2019 college admissions bribery scandal, which got her two daughters into the University of Southern California.

What Loughlin also understood is that what you are paying for is not education. It is that magical piece of paper.

He referred to a quote by Loughlin’s daughter, “And in the immortal words of Olivia Jade, ‘I don’t know how much school I’m going to attend, but I do want the experience of, like, game days and partying.'” Maher yelled, “Yeah, I’m not paying for that!”

Maher isn’t the only one expected to pay for it. Young people who graduate high school and move on to adult life by getting jobs and starting families are punished, so that loafers who would rather extend their adolescence can coast. The incentives are perverse in the extreme.

To paraphrase the liberal icon LBJ, if Democrats have lost Bill Maher, they have lost America. Now it’s just a matter of prying these kooks out of power before they bankrupt us.

On a tip from Varla.

Jun 04 2021

Watch Parent Push Back Against Leftist School Board

What do normal parents think of the moonbat propaganda with which their children are brainwashed in public schools? Let’s ask Tatiana Ibrahim of Carmel, New York. Sounds like she is fed up with malevolent social engineers indoctrinating children to hate the police, to embrace LGBT depravity, to support Black Lives Matter maniacs, and to reject God:

That’s going to leave a bruise. Bob Brenly must wish he had the nerve to stand up to the leftist bullies in control. If more people did, the country could still be saved from a miserable and degrading ruin.

On a tip from DM.

Jun 02 2021

Profiles in Countermoonbattery: Tanner Cross

They say courage is contagious. Let’s all catch some from Tanner Cross, a phys ed teacher in Loudoun County, Virginia, where the schools have been subverted by leftist social engineers (see here, here, and here). He was suspended for proclaiming his Christian faith as he insisted on referring to students by their biologically correct pronouns.

Instead of issuing the conventional groveling apology, which would then be followed by his formal firing, Cross is fighting back with a lawsuit:

At a school board meeting on May 25, Byron Tanner Cross, a physical education teacher at Leesburg Elementary School, said he will not “affirm that a biological boy can be a girl and vice versa because it’s against my religion. It’s lying to a child. It’s abuse to a child, and it’s sinning against our God.”

The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) is representing Cross and said that two days after making his comments, Cross received a letter stating that he was being placed on administrative leave “pending an investigation of allegations that [he] engaged in conduct that had a disruptive impact on the operations of Leesburg Elementary School.”

The ADF pointed out that this suspension violates his First Amendment rights and requested that Cross be reinstated.

Accustomed to getting their way, leftist educrats refused. So it heads to court.

“I love all of my students, but I would never lie to them, regardless of the consequences,” [Cross] said. “I am a teacher, but I serve God first.”

Is it permissible to call a boy “him” and a girl “her” in contravention of liberal ideology, and even to profess Christian faith at a school board meeting? Or does that conduct have too much of a disruptive impact on progressive social engineering schemes? Stay tuned.

Watch the aptly named Cross get himself suspended.

On tips from Dragon’s Lair and MrRightWingDave.

Jun 01 2021

Construction Cable With American Flag Denounced as Noose

If garage door pulls and discarded parts of swing sets can be declared nooses so as to prop up the phony critical race theory narrative, why not a steel loop in a construction cable?

The College Fix reports:

A construction company building a parking structure at Central Connecticut State University had hoisted an American flag at the end of one of its steel cable loops to mark Memorial Day — but a complaint that the cable was a noose prompted campus officials to apologize and pledge to take down the cable as soon as possible.

The proximity to Old Glory — flag of a systemically racist nation — must have clued in social justice warriors that the loop in the cable was actually a noose. Nooses and things that vaguely resemble nooses can have but one purpose: to oppress blacks.

CCSU President Zulma Toro admitted that it was “not a noose but a standard steel cable loop hanging from a crane.” Being an educrat, she denounced it as racist anyway.

“Quite frankly, I think it is reckless and tone deaf behavior,” Toro [squawked] in her email to the campus. “We have been in contact with the construction company and demanded that the cable be lowered tonight. We have a team on site tonight monitoring the situation.”

Media attention quickly stoked the loop in the cable into a crisis. On Sunday morning, as the cable continued to traumatize sacred persons of oppressedness,

[A] beleaguered-looking campus administrator, interim Vice President for Student Affairs John Tully, explained to a local news television station that it was difficult to find someone who could safely operate the crane at such short notice on a holiday weekend to get the cable loop down.

They should have contacted Lloyd Austin. Given the politics and priorities of our moonbat Secretary of Defense, he would have called in an air strike.

Professional crybullies of color were quick to capitalize:

Ronald Davis, president of the New Britain NAACP, told FOX 61 that “Regardless of what someone else says about that, what I see, as a black man? That’s a noose. Period. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. Take it down.”

NAACP militants don’t worry about beclowning themselves. Not even their most moronic paranoid delusions could make them look half as ridiculous as the cringing white liberals who scurry to obey their commands.

There are actually several cables hanging from the crane that terminate in loops, but apparently only the cable with the American flag on it triggers snowflakes.

On a tip from Wiggins.

May 31 2021

Wake Forest to Rename Renamed Building

Where moonbattery prevails, the renaming never stops, because few names can be woke enough to avoid offending the perpetually offended. Woke Forest University went only 19 days after renaming a building before agreeing to rename it again:

On May 7, Wake Forest University announced it would rename its Wingate Hall to “May 7, 1860 Hall” to mark the date it sold 16 slaves about 161 years ago.

“May 7, 1860, is the date Wake Forest sold at auction 16 human beings that a slave-owning benefactor bequeathed to the institution through his estate. By renaming this building, the University acknowledges participation in slavery, recognizes this aspect of its history and remembers those who labored at the institution against their will,” the university said in a news release at the time.

It seems our entire civilization now revolves around slavery, which existed throughout the world for millennia, and ended in this country going on 2 centuries ago.

Washington Manly Wingate, fourth president of Wake Forest, had to be erased for defending slavery in the mid-19th century. Wingate has been canceled, because blacks find him offensive.

But the new name offended blacks too. So the educrats obediently agreed to rename the building again. At last word, they were trying to come up with something blacks will tolerate. George Floyd Hall and Huey Newton Hall have already been suggested.

What fun it would be to be an aggrieved black student. You could proclaim that you find it traumatic and offensive that educrats don’t wear their underpants on their heads whenever they appear in public, and threaten to riot if they don’t comply.

On a tip from R F.

May 31 2021

First-Graders Taught Masturbation

Progressives have not yet progressed to incorporating pansexuality into the grade school curriculum. For now, they are teaching children about monosexuality:

Last fall, parents at the posh, $55,000-per-year Dalton School got wind of their first-graders being taught sex education lessons that included masturbation.

The kids were taught by educator Justine Ang Fonte, who recently led a porn literacy workshop at another pricey prep school.

At Manhattan’s Dalton, kids were shown a video cartoon of children discussing masturbation:

“Hey, how come sometimes my penis gets big sometimes and points in the air?” asks the little boy in the cartoon, leading to an explanation of what an “erection” is.

The boy nods and says, “Sometimes I touch my penis because it feels good.”

Then the little girl character chimes in: “Sometimes, when I’m in my bath or when Mom puts me to bed, I like to touch my vulva too.”

Don’t be surprised if your 6-year-old comes home from school talking about her vulva.

Since moonbats apply depraved sexuality to everything, children are also taught that they should demand that their parents and grandparents obtain their permission before touching them.

Fonte’s lessons for first-graders also include subjects such as gender assigned at birth, gender identity and gender expression.

“Kids have no less than five classes on gender identity — this is pure indoctrination,” a Dalton mother said. “This person should absolutely not be teaching children. Ironically, she teaches kids about ‘consent’ yet she has never gotten consent from parents about the sexually explicit, and age-inappropriate material about transgender to first-graders.”

Another mother, who describes herself as “furious” and “horrified” at the sexual indoctrination kids are subjected to at Dalton, complained that “it’s so hard to fight back because you’ll get canceled and your child will suffer.”

The parents spoke on the condition of anonymity because they are afraid of retaliation.

That’s how progressives have managed to progress this far. Having taken over the media and schools, they intimidate people into going along by wielding their legendary liberal tolerance. The same applies to other aspects of the liberal agenda, prominently including critical race theory indoctrination.

For $55,000 a year, you would think the kids would learn something more cutting edge than masturbation. Maybe they will move on to furry sex soon. Kids will love being told that they can sexually identify as their favorite cartoon animal.

First-grade education in a world run by moonbats.

On tips from Varla and Dragon’s Lair.

May 25 2021

Watch Ami Horowitz Raise Money to Kill Jews

Looks like Ami Horowitz has gone over to the dark side. Watch as he raises money for Hamas to kill Jews. Specifically, Hamas needs money to hit soft targets with suicide bombers: schools, cafes, schools, shopping malls, places of worship. That’s how Hamas serves as a logical extension of the media. Horowitz’s message of peace and love was well received at Portland State University:

He ought to do a follow-up video where he tries to raise money to compensate for funding Democrats blocked for the Iron Dome system that defends Israeli civilians from terrorist missiles. He would have to wear a helmet, since woke students would throw rocks at him.

On a tip from Lyle.

May 24 2021

Brooklyn Principal Urges Staff to Support Hamas

There is no moral nuance in the terror campaign Hamas recently inflicted on Israeli citizens. It would be hard to imagine a more straightforward confrontation between good and evil. The moonbats who run public schools in New York City can be expected to join many Democrats by siding with evil:

In an email sent amid the since-suspended fighting between Israel and Hamas terrorists, Principal Amanda Bueno told staffers at MS 136, “If you have been watching the news in absolute horror, you are not alone.”

“You can take action today by protesting, attending a vigil, making a public commitment to Palestinian Liberation, signing a petition, or calling your government officials to place sanctions on Isreal (sic),” she wrote Wednesday morning.

These days, you can’t expect educrats to be able to spell Israel.

“The time is now to take a stand for those impacted by state-sanctioned violence and crimes against the humanity of the most vulnerable in our world.”

The phrase “most vulnerable” presumably includes both Islamic terrorists and the Arab civilians they use as human shields. It does not include the Israeli civilians Hamas targeted for attack after it became apparent that the Biden Regime, like the Obama Regime before it, will side with the bad guys in the Middle East.

Bueno’s email included a list of links to leftist propaganda articles supporting Islamic terrorists, including one featuring rabidly anti-Israel Squad member Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).

(Inna) Vernikov, the Republican candidate running to succeed crooked ex-City Councilman Chaim Deutsch (D-Brooklyn) said she knew MS 136 teachers with “close family members who live in Israel.”

But she said the educators “are intimidated and afraid to speak out to counter such messages in fear of losing their jobs.”

That’s how things work where leftists have hegemony. Their Hamas allies run Gaza with the same degree of tolerance.

On a tip from TCS III.

May 20 2021

Burning Police Station Wins College Art Award

The reason America’s decline has been so precipitous, taking us from Ronald Reagan to Joe Biden in less than half a century, is that the country is not falling on its own. It is being pushed. Progressives promote our national decline wherever they have established hegemony, nowhere more blatantly than in the arts and education:

A painting of a Minneapolis police station going up in flames won a recent award from a student-run art magazine at Valparaiso University.

As you might expect, the painting looks like a little kid did it.

“Order is Not Justice,” a work by Sam “Doc” Janowiak, received a first-place award in the annual “Artivism” contest run by The Lighter, a campus magazine featuring promoting poetry, short stories, and visual arts.

Evidently there are no grownups at Indiana’s extravagantly pricey Valparaiso University to point out that savages burning down a police station in honor of a criminal is not an event to celebrate.

The announcement of Janowiak’s award on Instagram was “liked” by the Valparaiso Department of Communications, several fraternities and sororities (Janowiak is a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon), and a number of student government accounts.

What we celebrate, we will get more of.

Hat tip: Legal Insurrection.

May 19 2021

Ten-Year-Old Schools School Board on Mask Madness

After this lesson from fourth grader John Provenzano, the hysterical Covid tyrants running the schools in Martin County, Florida won’t be able to sit down for a week:

There was never any sane reason to make kids wear masks, much less to close schools. Smart children can figure out that this is crazy; why can’t Democrats?

On a tip from Mr. Freemarket.

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