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Apr 25 2021

When Blacks Aren’t Black Enough

Even European countries are subject to the ravages of critical race theory. In Britain, the BBC employs a Diversity Manager named Miranda Wayland. “Diversity,” like “equity” and “antiracism,” is a euphemism for applied critical race theory.

Miranda is so good at finding insufficient diversity that she even denounced the show Luther, which trendily features a black hero. It turns out Luther hangs out with Caucasians and does not eat Caribbean food; therefore, he does not fulfill diversity quotas.

As Sarah Corriher explains in the video below, it is no longer enough to be a Person of Color; only moonbattery-compliant caricatures of a Person of Color are acceptable to the priests and priestesses of political correctness:

She is 100% correct that the objective of separating people into warring tribes with the dehumanizing ideology of critical race theory is to destroy our civilization so that a new authoritarian society can be constructed on its ashes, under the complete control of radical leftists.

On a tip from Lyle.

Apr 13 2021

Gran Torino Denounced for Anti-Asian Racism

Some laughed at the phoniness of the crisis the media fabricated after last month’s rampage against sex workers in Atlanta, as it twisted itself into knots to dupe the gullible into believing that “white supremacism” poses a threat to Asians. But racism against Asians coming from someone other than blacks did come to light. Surprisingly, it emerged in the wokest sector of society after academia, Hollywood:

Bee Vang, who starred opposite Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino, says the film “mainstreamed anti-Asian racism” in the United States.

Vang says he remains “haunted” by audiences laughing at the racist jokes said by Eastwood’s character in the 2008 film.

Vang knows enough to tell the media what it wants to hear. No doubt earning an approving wink from his agent, Vang whimpers about “the way the film mainstreamed anti-Asian racism, even as it increased Asian American representation. The laughter weaponized against us has beaten us into silent submission”.

What has been weaponized is crybullies’ hurt feelings. Despite having been beaten into silent submission, Vang continues to advance his career by barking divisive moonbattery:

“To this day, I am still haunted by the mirth of white audiences, the uproarious laughter when Eastwood’s curmudgeonly racist character, Walt Kowalski, growled a slur. ‘Gook.’ ‘Slope head’. ‘Eggroll’. It’s a ‘harmless joke’, right? Until it’s not just a joke, but rather one more excuse for ignoring white supremacy and racism.”

Kowalski is a Polish name. Vang is too young to remember the Polack jokes that used to be ubiquitous. Poles took them with good humor and have assimilated seamlessly into American society. No one tells those jokes now.

The point of the movie is that Kowalski overcomes his bigotry to form a bond with an Asian. Vang strategically ignores this, and sneers at the concept of Asians showing “American-ness.”

Enduring bigotry is an unfortunate but inevitable byproduct of lack of assimilation. Assimilation has been rejected in favor of cultural Marxism by the liberal ruling class. This is a major reason that the country is coming apart.

Like most people, Vang didn’t seem to think that the movie was racist at the time it was made. But it is racist now, so if you want to see it again, buy it on DVD before it is erased.

On a tip from Henry.

Apr 08 2021

Why They Call It “Tolerance”

They call themselves “progressives” because until recently they imposed their agenda gradually, knowing that the frog will jump out of the pot if you bring the water to a boil too quickly. What is less obvious is why they call their highest value “tolerance,” when they are so rigidly intolerant of those who fail to embrace their ideology with sufficient alacrity. To understand, it helps to put the word “tolerance” in the context of drug addiction.

It is through progressivism and tolerance that they have been able to use Hollywood to desecrate, debase, and destroy American culture.

Devon Stack spelled it out:

Hat tips: Oath Keepers, SSG_PAIN.

Mar 29 2021

NBCUniversal Politically Censors Pro Wrestling

In a free country, culture is spontaneous. In America under liberal occupation, everything must retroactively pass through the censors to ensure that it complies with current official orthodoxy before it is deemed fit for the cultural archives. Even professional wrestling needs to be filtered for political correctness:

NBCUniversal is methodically deleting anything it deems “racist” or “risqué” from past WWE wrestling matches for its new Peacock streaming service.

One particular match that the NBC streaming service deleted is from the 1990s WrestleMania VI in which Rowdy Roddy Piper painted half his face black as he faced black wrestler Bad News Brown, according to wrestling site PWInsider.

If Roddy Piper were still with us, he would not need the special glasses he wears in They Live to see that our society is under the domination of malevolent aliens. Piper did say that the movie is actually a documentary.

A portion of Piper’s comments in a prefight interview was also excised. Piper said, “I hear Bad News Brown, how he’s talking about Harlem, and how he’s proud to be from Harlem. Now I can stand here, and I can be black! I can be white! Don’t make no difference to me. … It’s what’s inside.”

This contradicts critical race theory, according to which your racial group is your only meaningful characteristic. Attempts to assert individuality go down the memory hole at NBCUniversal.

According to the New York Post, Peacock is reviewing all 17,000 hours of its WWE catalog to look for “racist” content to delete.

Winston Smith would have no problem finding a job in the USSA. There is no limit to content that must be reviewed for thought crimes. As soon as the censors get through it all, they will have to start over again. Leftist orthodoxy constantly evolves toward ever more ludicrous extremes of rigidity. Positions held by prominent Democrats a decade ago would get people canceled today.

The same sort of censors will soon go through every movie Hollywood produced during its Golden Age.

Here’s a clip that will make the censors’ heads explode.

On a tip from Henry.

Mar 28 2021

Cinderella Canceled Because Cast Was Too White

Racial hostility has not been this normalized since the Third Reich. Discrimination against Caucasians, who until as recently as 1990 constituted over 80% of the American population, is becoming ubiquitous.

An example from suburban Minneapolis:

”After careful consideration and with our ongoing commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres has made the decision to cancel our upcoming production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” the company said in a statement on its website.

The production was nixed because too many of the cast members are white.

The company mulled recasting, but instead chose to ”scrap this and start fresh with a clean slate.”

Don’t worry; it won’t happen again:

The dinner theater has hired a diversity consultant, Kelli Foster Warder, to address theater operations in the future.

We used to laugh at the job prospects of dumb or lazy students who majored in sociology or victim studies instead of studying something constructive. They now constitute our nomenklatura.

How long before the entire output of Hollywood’s Golden Age is erased due to excessively Caucasian casts?

Meanwhile, the gaslighting media shouts that racism works in favor of the whites it is directed against, and oppresses the nonwhites who benefit from it, as if a production could be canceled for including too many blacks.

On a tip from Brian Brandt.

Mar 20 2021

The Woke Award Shows

Like the news media, entertainment awards are a propaganda tool of the liberal establishment. You don’t have to be talented or even involved in the entertainment industry to win a Grammy or an Emmy. You just have to represent something the liberal establishment wants to promote. The Oscars will make this explicit by imposing a convoluted quota system based mainly on race.

John Stossel presents the Woke Award Shows:

The concept of “diversity” is sacred in the liberal religion, yet diversity of thought is profane. The Grammys given out for spoken word performances are illustrative:

Three US Presidents have won the award: Jimmy Carter (who has won the award three times), Bill Clinton and Barack Obama (who has won the award twice), along with spoken recordings of John F. Kennedy and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Four U.S. Senators have won: Barack Obama, Everett Dirksen, Al Franken (won prior to his election), and Hillary Clinton (won when she was First Lady). First Lady Michelle Obama has also won the award after she was First Lady.

What is Everett Dirksen doing in there? He was a Republican. Here’s why they made an exception for him:

He helped write and pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Civil Rights Act of 1968, both landmark pieces of legislation during the civil rights movement.

These acts were milestones in undermining the fundamental right of freedom of association, allowing for expansion of the scope of government coercion.

The repulsively vulgar Grammys ended as we have come to expect, with a Caucasian apologizing for getting an award that supposedly should have gone to a black person. Small wonder people are tuning out from this crap.

The culture presented by our television sets is not American culture; it is moonbat culture, not only alien but hostile to our own. We have to create our own venues.

On tips from Lyle and ABC of the ANC.

Mar 16 2021

Our Culture Under Moonbats

We will still have a culture, even after leftists have canceled classical literature like Shakespeare, classical music like Beethoven, classic movies like Gone With the Wind, classic TV shows like The Dukes of Hazard, classic Christmas songs like “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” classic children’s authors like Dr Seuss, classic cartoons like Pepe le Pew, classic brands like Aunt Jemima, et cetera. It just won’t be our culture.

It will be an alien culture consisting only of that which bears the liberal ruling class’s stamp of approval. This culture was on display at the 2021 Grammys, where Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion performed a 5X platinum song that is known by the acronym “WAP” because its title is obscene. The pornographic lyrics are the state of the art in vulgarity as an end in itself.

Here’s what our rulers feed your kids while they forbid them to read Dr Seuss and stick offensive content warnings on The Muppet Show:

If there is a way for humanity to become even more debased, progressives will discover it and ram it down our throats.

The Culture War is not over so long as one decent person is left alive. Losing this war is not an option.

On a tip from Varla.

Mar 11 2021

Profiles in Cowardice: Winston Marshall

A society becomes free due to courage. It stays free by the same means. Courage is a manifestation of character, which has been eroded in the West by moonbattery. Britain will degenerate into Airstrip One if it becomes a nation of cringing cowards like Winston Marshall, banjo player for the folk rock band Mumford & Sons.

Breitbart reports:

On Saturday, Marshall had fallen under fire by leftists on social media after tweeting, “Congratulations @MrAndyNgo. Finally had the time to read your important book. You’re a brave man,” alongside an image of Ngo’s new book, Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy.

At least Marshall recognizes bravery when he sees it. Ngo has done the crucial work the “mainstream” media refuses to do by getting up close to Antifa and reporting back. Antifa has responded as you would expect of fascist thugs (sorry, I mean antifascist thugs), sending him to the emergency room with a brain hemorrhage and threatening to kill him. After his book came out, he was forced to seek refuge abroad (ironically, in Marshall’s UK), but don’t expect him to quit.

Marshall’s endorsement produced the predictable response from tolerant liberals on Twitter. He was denounced as a “Nazi sh**bag” et cetera. Not being of Ngo’s caliber, he quickly caved to the mob, deleting the tweet.

That wasn’t enough. In hopes of appeasing unappeasable cancel culture, Marshall dropped to his knees and begged moonbats to forgive him.

This may be the most disgusting thing you ever see. Marshall tweeted the following:

“Over the past few days I have come to better understand the pain caused by the book I endorsed. I have offended not only a lot of people I don’t know, but also those closest to me, including my bandmates and for that I am truly sorry. As a result of my actions I am taking time away from the band to examine my blindspots.

“For now, please know that I realise how my endorsements have the potential to be viewed as approvals of hateful, divisive behaviour. I apologise, as this was not at all my intention.”

Paul Joseph Watson comments:

Quite how anyone thinks it’s controversial to be critical of Antifa, a disgusting, violent, extremist group that routinely attacks innocent people, including the disabled, is anyone’s guess.

Antifa is perhaps the most “hateful” and “divisive” organization in existence, although they’d face stiff competition from Black Lives Matter.

Antifa violence has been inflicted in support of Black Lives Matter so often that when it comes to mayhem, there is little point distinguishing between them.

Despite Antifa enjoying the overt support of the media and the tacit support of the Democratic Party, a recent Harvard/Harris poll found that 71% understand it to be a terrorist group. People just can’t say so publicly, because bullies are scary.

Tipping your hat to Andy Ngo is clearly extreme thoughtcrime. This gives the lie to woke ideology. Ngo is gay and nonwhite. Given the treatment he has received from Antifa thugs, he is far more of a victim than pampered campus crybullies who whimper about microaggressions. Progressives demand that we submit to them in the name of gays and nonwhites, who are sacred in the liberal religion due to their alleged victimhood. Yet Ngo is anathema, because he exposes the tactics of leftist brownshirts. On the Left, the issue is never the issue; the issue is always seizing power as an end in itself.

Mar 10 2021

Disney Banishes Iconic Movies From Kids Section

First come denunciations (as with classic movies by Turner Classic Movies), censorship (as with Bugs Bunny cartoons), and warning labels (as with The Muppet Show). Then classic movies and TV shows will be ghettoized, like pornography. For example, Disney has been taking iconic children’s movies out of the children’s section because moonbats now regard them as offensive:

DISNEY+ has stripped its children’s movie selection of classic movies like Dumbo, The Aristocats, and Peter Pan because of their “racist” stereotypes.

Settings on the streaming site’s app will deter children from watching the once-loved, now controversial, titles.

Since not everyone has a PhD in Social Justice, Disney helpfully explains in a Stories Matter section why the iconic movies are now to be regarded as thoughtcrime.

For Dumbo they explained that “the crows and musical number pay homage to racist minstrel shows, where white performers with blackened faces and tattered clothing imitated and ridiculed enslaved Africans on Southern plantations.”

Education in Critical Theory allows you to find something problematic in every conceivable aspect of American culture. That no kid watching the movie will superimpose nonsense about enslaved Africans on a bunch of birds is irrelevant.

Another ideological sin:

[F]or Peter Pan they stated that “the film portrays Native people in a stereotypical manner that reflects neither the diversity of Native peoples nor their authentic cultural traditions.”

Any portrayal of Indians deemed “stereotypical” by leftists is to be erased. That’s why Indians are disappearing as an aspect of American society, no longer to be seen on butter packaging, baseball hats, et cetera.

However, despite this, adults will still be able to access the taboo movies – but they will be shown with disclaimers warning viewers of what is to come.

Viewers wanting to watch the animated flicks will be told: “This program includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures.

“These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now.”

If you are going to watch classic movies, you should at least watch them feeling guilty, or better still, feeling smugly superior to the society that produced them.

You can guess the last stage of this process. Classic shows that have helped comprise American culture will disappear altogether, leaving us nothing but unwatchable woke garbage that imposes a fake culture rather than reflecting the real one that social engineers are in the process of abolishing.

On a tip from Stormfax.

Mar 09 2021

Countermoonbat Rap: Tom MacDonald

If you are looking for popular music with a countermoonbat point of view and Hank Williams Jr isn’t your style, you might prefer something more contemporary, like Canadian rapper Tom MacDonald. With the sound off, his video of “Clown World” looks as creepily degenerate as Cardi B, Lady Gaga, or anything else excreted by today’s liberal entertainment establishment. But check out the lyrics. Highlights:

Entire generation offended at everything
Getting mad that a human thinks all lives matter …
Trump can’t build a wall, why does your house have a fence?
I believe in two genders, I’m not mad at the rest
I’m just confused when a dude has a beard and some breasts …
I don’t hate all police, no
I don’t think that the system’s racist …
And half of the country hates all of the nation, it’s
Funny that we think the world owes us something
All the phones got smart but the people so dumb
We care more about the likes on a selfie than our moms…
United States is great regardless, that’s what we forgot in here
Black lives matter, all lives matter, what’s all this division for
It’s modern segregation, this is setting up a civil war …
They tell you, “Be yourself”, and then they judge you on the internet
Till everybody hates you for it
If Jesus was alive, I swear to God that y’all would cancel him

Not exactly wholesome, but encouraging all the same:

On a tip from Troy H.

Mar 08 2021

Turner Classic Movies Denounces Classic Movies

At this point in our cultural decline into unmitigated moonbattery, you may be tempted to nail boards over the windows and retreat into the world of classic movies. They were made for an audience of decent people who held American values. But these movies won’t survive cancel culture for long.

The main television source of classic movies is Turner Classic Movies. Can we trust anything spawned by Ted Turner of CNN infamy as a cultural repository? We cannot:

Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho and Rope are among the films that Turner Classic Movies has deemed “troubling and problematic,” joining the ranks of Gone with the Wind in a new series called “Reframed: Classic Films in the Rearview Mirror,” which seeks to scrutinize old movies through the lens of today’s identity politics.

The new TCM series, which launched on Thursday, also seeks to pick apart such innocuous movies as Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? and My Fair Lady.

“Many of the beloved classics that we enjoy on TCM have stood the test of time in several ways, nevertheless when viewed by contemporary standards, certain aspects of these films can be troubling and problematic,” the cable network said.

Anything deemed “troubling and problematic” by cultural gatekeepers is living on borrowed time.

Next after subjecting ideologically problematic movies to a Two Minutes Hate, TCM will probably put “offensive content” warnings on them, like Disney does with The Muppet Show. Then classics like The Searchers will be passed over, so that the controllers can run The Color Purple for the third time of the week — until The Color Purple is discovered to be problematic in its turn for infractions against political correctness that we cannot even imagine now. How long can John Wayne movies survive in a world controlled by people who would cancel Dr Seuss?

If it is worth having, liberals will see it as worth erasing, so get it on DVD.

On tips from Steve T and Wiggins.

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.

Feb 09 2021

Late Show: Giants of US History Were “Douche Nozzles”

The leftist ruling class has no reverence for or even comprehension of what they are destroying. If the great composer Richard Wagner can be dismissed as a “buttmunch” at the University of Cambridge, why shouldn’t George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Benjamin Franklin be characterized as “douche nozzles” by the knuckle-dragging wokesters who write Stephen Colbert’s “jokes”?

Colbert crows with delight that Andrew Jackson will be replaced on the $20 bill by someone more politically correct:

“So it looks like Tubman is on her way to the 20. That’s pretty great, right?”

But John Thibodeaux, who writes for the show, is not satisfied. US currency is not good enough for Harriet Tubman if she has to share it with the malefactors who built our nation.

Barks Thibodeaux,

“She repeatedly risked her life for other people’s freedom and now we’re asking her to hang out with those douche-nozzles? She needs a squad! I’m talking Frederick Douglass on the one, Rosa Parks on the five, W.E.B Dubois on the hundo.”

W.E.B. Dubois wanted to impose the antithesis of the nation that Washington, Lincoln, Franklin, and other maligned giants of American history bequeathed to us. He was a communist.

Viewing what we are told is our culture through the lens of network television is like watching barbarians sack Rome or Byzantium. Crude, malevolent fools grunt and smash where great men once flourished.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair. Hat tip: Legal Insurrection.

Feb 03 2021

Wokeyleaks

We already knew that the sanctimonious moonbat ruling class is phony to the core, but it couldn’t hurt to have detailed confirmation from an entertainment industry insider disgusted by ersatz virtue signaling to the point of becoming a whistleblower. Paul Joseph Watson offers a preview of Wokeyleaks:

On a tip from Occam’s Stubble.

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