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Nov 24 2020

NASA Denounces Space Exploration

Formerly, the point of NASA was to explore outer space. But it has been so grotesquely deranged by moonbattery that it now embraces the opposite mission — preventing space exploration:

NASA’s Equity Diversity and Inclusion Working Group (EDIWG) publishes an anti-capitalist, anti-colonialist manifesto which, if followed, would effectively ban the USA from exploration of Mars, our Moon and other planetary bodies.

The manifesto is entitled, “Ethical Exploration and the Role of Planetary Protection in Disrupting Colonial Practices.” National Review has details:

[T]he EDIWG authors say that human space exploration must be stopped because it represents a continuation of the West’s tradition of resource development through free enterprise. “All of humanity is a stakeholder in how we, the planetary science and astrobiology community, engage with other worlds,” they say. “Violent colonial practices and structures — genocide, land appropriation, resource extraction, environmental devastation, and more — have governed exploration on Earth, and if not actively dismantled, will define the methodologies and mindsets we carry forward into space exploration. . . . It is critical that ethics and anticolonial practices are a central consideration of planetary protection. We must actively work to prevent capitalist extraction on other worlds, respect and preserve their environmental systems, and acknowledge the sovereignty and interconnectivity of all life.”

So far as we know, there is no life on other worlds. But just in case there is, we better not go out there, lest we infect it with free enterprise.

Look what happened when our ancestors discovered America. Stone Age savagery was displaced by a civilization that placed men on the moon. You wouldn’t want more of that, would you?

Even if there are only microbes on other planets, humans must be kept from disturbing them, because according to cutting edge progressive ideology, microbes are people too.

“There must be further discussion of what moral consideration microbial life on other worlds should have, beyond their scientific significance,” they say. “Consideration of ‘intelligence’ or ‘non-intelligence’ should not be used as a framework in this discussion. Not only do biological distinctions of intelligence have a racist history, they do not hold scientific merit. It is clear that microbiology is foundational to Earth as we know it, and microbes are deserving of moral consideration.”

Maybe it is just as well if we are kept from exploring outer space. If we do find microbes out there, liberals will want to given them voting rights and sign them up for welfare.

There is probably no life on Mars anyway. Humans still must be kept away:

“Even if there is no extant microbial life on Mars or beyond, we must consider the impacts of our actions on geological timescales,” they say. “A human presence on an astrobiologically significant world could disrupt evolutionary processes already in place. What moral obligation do we have towards potential future life that our presence on Mars could impact, or to hybrid forms of life that our presence could potentially create? These questions must be addressed by planetary protection policy.”

We have to stay away from the moon as well, because we might spoil the scenic beauty of a wasteland even more remote and uninhabited than the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and also because the moon might be sacred to indigenous peoples, and indigenous peoples are sacred to moonbats.

“Aesthetics should also be considered. If Moon mining is to be an extensive enterprise as planned, these changes will be visible from Earth,” they claim, “fundamentally changing one of the few communal human experiences of gazing at the Moon. In addition, the Moon and other planetary bodies are sacred to some cultures. Is it possible for those beliefs to be respected if we engage in resource utilization on those worlds?”

The EDIWG authors assert that the moon has a right to remain unchanged. Human rights for microbes were not the final extreme of absurdity. Now rocks floating through outer space have rights.

If NASA can’t explore space because it would be unethical to inflict colonial oppression on microbes and rocks, how about private industry? No dice:

[H]elping to meet the needs of humanity by entrepreneurial development of resources from space would be a bad thing, because “enabling those with the wealth to privately engage in space exploration efforts could exacerbate already extreme wealth inequality in the immediate future.”

Mankind cannot explore space or strive upward in any other meaningful way until it has first rid itself of moonbattery.

On a tip from Steve T.

Nov 20 2020

Red Skins Candy Renamed After Serial Killer

Nestlé had to rename its “Red Skins” candies for the same reason Aunt Jemima, Uncle Ben, the Land O’ Lakes Indian maiden, and the Cream of Wheat chef were abolished. So as to be less offensive, they named the candies after serial killer Andrei Chikatilo instead:

Chikatilo confessed to 56 murders and was tried for 53 of these killings in April 1992. He was convicted and sentenced to death for 52 of these murders in October 1992…

Chikatilo is remembered as the Red Ripper because he was an ardent communist. Put “Red Ripper” into your favorite search engine and learn all about him.

Enjoy your Red Ripper candies, secure in the knowledge that the name meets with the approval of the thought police.

On tips from R F and Dragon’s Lair.

Sep 29 2020

Students Enraged at School for Reporting Black on White Hate Crime

When is a hate crime not a hate crime? When it doesn’t support the Narrative.

Via Campus Reform:

On September 3, the Ohio State University sent a public safety notice to students, which mentioned a “hate crime” perpetrated by two African-American suspects near Ohio State’s campus.

The public safety notice was required by law, but the victims were Caucasian. According to the Narrative, Caucasians are oppressors, not victims.

One suspect allegedly yelled a racial slur at a student and punched him in the face.

Here’s why that isn’t a hate crime:

The group Student Solidarity at OSU argued that the incident was not a hate crime, as racial slurs directed toward White people “are not based on a history of violence & oppression towards White people.”

Never mind the FBI stats showing that there are vastly more incidents of blacks killing whites than whites killing blacks. That which does not support the Narrative is inadmissible as evidence.

So 100 students, having nothing better to do, rallied at OSU’s administrative offices to intimidate educrats into not being so politically incorrect in the future. Many more participated in the mob via social media.

Getting punched in the face can make people uncomfortable too. But white people deserve it, according to the Narrative.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Sep 28 2020

Cream of Wheat Chef Banished for Being Black

Politically correct totalitarianism apparently requires that non-Caucasians be removed from packaging. Aunt Jemima, gone. Uncle Ben, gone. The Land O’ Lakes Indian maiden, gone. The black chef on Cream of Wheat boxes, modeled on Chicago chef Frank White, now follows them down the memory hole:

Cream of Wheat is ditching the Black chef from its packaging as food companies reconsider marketing imagery that appears to rely on racial stereotypes.

Why is it racist for a chef to be black?

The brand dates back to 1893 and had previously used a Black chef character named “Rastus” in its advertising, Fox Business previously reported. The name had also appeared in pejorative “Uncle Remus” stories, and ads from the 1920s depicted the mascot as barely literate.

Since it isn’t possible to purge advertising from a century ago, the current packaging must be purged instead, so that B&G Foods can signal its obsequious compliance with the prevailing ideology.

The company is also working with culinary schools to provide race-based scholarships — because racism is bad.

Future packaging will have to be devoid of human faces, because replacing nonwhites with whites would be even more racist than leaving the nonwhites alone. Again we see that political correctness is correlated with cultural drabness.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

Sep 27 2020

Historic Mural at University of Rhode Island Canceled for Depicting White People

If the task is to demolish American civilization, you won’t find a better tool than political correctness. The USA was overwhelming Caucasian until very recently. That means any aspect of our heritage that predates current times can be abolished on grounds of lack of inclusion. For example, since 1954, the Memorial Union at the University of Rhode Island has featured a special mural …

When veterans returned from World War II and enrolled at URI, they and other community members raised money in memory of those who lost their lives in the war.

Money raised was for a modern student union, which gave it the name, “Memorial Union.”

For almost 70 years, a prominent feature of Memorial Union has been a mural painted by decorated veteran and member of the class of 1950 Art Sherman, depicting “servicemen returning to Kingston, a class reunion, URI commencement, a South County beach scene, and students piled into a jalopy wearing letter sweaters.”

URI had fewer than 2,000 students at the time. They were mostly white. Consequently, the figures in the mural are mostly white.

So the mural must come down.

Barks Kathy Collins, Vice President of Student Affairs:

“I have received complaints about the murals that portray a very homogeneous population predominately the persons painted and depicted on the wall are predominantly white and that does not represent who our institution is today.”

Cultural vandals screeched that “they didn’t feel comfortable sitting in that space” because the mural features too many white people.

To intimidate those who might resist their heritage being erased, Collins brandishes the Black Lives Matter cudgel:

“I think we have to recognize the horrible incidents and the tragic murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and most recently Jacob Blake in Kenosha Wisconsin during this is heightened time and we as an institution have to look at the systems in place across this institution that maybe are not representing who we are today and representing the true diversity of URI today,” said Collins.

None of those people was murdered. Floyd apparently died of a fentanyl overdose while resisting arrest. Taylor was accidently hit in the crossfire after her boyfriend initiated a gunfight with police. Blake, who was shot in self-defense as he went for a knife, isn’t even dead.

However, facts don’t matter. Those who fail to cower before the narrative are subject to cancelation, just like the mural.

Woke bullies have no mercy. They will extirpate every trace of American culture. A very different culture has already begun to take its place.

On a tip from Adam.

Sep 26 2020

Now Beer Is Racist

If it is worth having, moonbats will denounce it as “racist.” Nothing is sacred. Not even beer.

Next month, the book Beer and Racism: How Beer Became White, Why It Matters, and the Movements to Change It by Nathaniel Chapman and David Brunsma will go on sale on Amazon. Here’s the product description:

Beer in the United States has always been bound up with race, racism, and the construction of white institutions and identities. Given the very quick rise of craft beer, as well as the myopic scholarly focus on economic and historical trends in the field, there is an urgent need to take stock of the intersectional inequalities that such realities gloss over. This unique book carves a much-needed critical and interdisciplinary path to examine and understand the racial dynamics in the craft beer industry and the popular consumption of beer.

Some liberal killjoys must have no life outside of inventing racism to screech about.

Chapman appears to be making a career out of denouncing beer as racist. He also cowrote this:

[T]he modern craft brewery is a predominantly “white space”. While women represent a growing segment of craft drinkers, people of color, particularly African Americans, have not seen a rise in consumption. … Currently, there are fewer than 50 African American-owned breweries operating in the US. Given the rapid growth in the industry, and the sheer number of breweries opening each year, this is a tremendously disproportionate representation in the industry. This has trickled down to the culture as well. Less than two percent of craft beer is consumed by African Americans, a growing problem for a craft culture that promotes the idea that beer is without race or gender.

Obviously, nothing is without race or gender. To suggest otherwise is to challenge the fundamental truth that leftist dogma applies to every aspect of reality.

It is unsurprising that blacks aren’t as into craft beer as whites are, considering the importance of beer in European culture going back many centuries.

Since beer is not sufficiently inclusive, it must be canceled. As an interim step, look for Anheuser-Busch InBev and Molson Coors to start pushing African sorghum beer — if they can do it without Chapman accusing them of cultural appropriation.

On a tip from Steve T. Hat tip: Gun Free Zone.

Sep 18 2020

Oxford Museum Removes Displays to Advance Decolonization

All information that could be construed as unflattering to favored groups must be erased. This is bad news for any anthropologists who are more loyal to their field than to moonbattery. The Pitt Rivers Museum at the University of Oxford has thrown its collection of shrunken heads down the memory hole, explicitly for purposes of political correctness — or as curator Marenka Thompson-Odlum puts it, “decolonization.”

Via Fox News:

The museum, known as one of the world’s leading institutions for anthropology, ethnography and archaeology, had faced charges of racism and cultural insensitivity because it continued to display the items, The Associated Press reported. Museum director Laura Van Broekhoven told the outlet that visitors of the museum viewed the displays as “testament to other cultures being ‘savage’, ‘primitive’ or ‘gruesome’” and “reinforced racist and stereotypical thinking.”

Reality itself reinforces stereotypical thinking. That’s why pattern recognition causes stereotypes to exist. Therefore, reality must be banned.

Fake displays of what it would make liberals feel self-righteous to pretend savages were like will be required to fill the empty display cases. Maybe they can replace the shrunken heads with displays of the iPhones manufactured in backward jungles.

Roughly 2,800 human remains are now in storage as the museum contacts communities from where the remains came from to address either returning them or for different treatment of them while in the museum’s care.

“Different treatment” may entail the dumpster out back. Otherwise, there is no way to ensure that future racists won’t display the artifacts.

The remains … were acquired by the museum at different times since its foundation in 1884…

Museums embody culture. It takes a lot longer to build a culture than it does to tear one down or erase it.

On tips from Varla, ABC of the ANC, and Adam.

Sep 16 2020

How to Be a Woke White Person

Don’t be caught unprepared. If the media is able to drag Biden across the finish line, leftists could secure the same total hegemony in the federal government that they have in Silicon Valley. White people who cannot pass for woke will face cancelation. Fortunately, AwakenWithJP offers a tutorial on how to be a woke white person:

On a tip from Blackjack.

Sep 05 2020

The Word “Happy” Is Discriminatory

Virtually anything can be forbidden on the grounds that it discriminates, including expecting hair stylists to have a cheerful demeanor.

Alison Birch listed a job ad looking for a part-time qualified hairdresser at her AJ’s Unisex Hair Salon in Stroud, England.

The ad discriminated by including this:

“This is a busy, friendly, small salon, so only happy, friendly stylists need apply.”

The local job center nixed the ad on the grounds that the word “happy” discriminates against sourpusses.

Birch reports that she was told by the job center,

“[T]he word happy is a discriminatory word and we aren’t allowed to use it, as somebody who is not happy will be discriminated against.”

When utopia has been achieved, there will be no standards of any kind, and therefore no discrimination.

On tips from Varla, R F, and Dragon’s Lair.

Aug 21 2020

Sociology Professor Proves That Disapproving of Obesity = Racism

According to the prevailing ideology, pretty much everything centers on the oppression of blacks, so it should surprise no one that Sabrina Strings, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine, has been able to prove that fat-shaming is racist:

“[O]ne of the things that the colonists believed was that Black people were inherently more sensuous, that people love sex and they love food, and so the idea was that … Black people were inherently obese, because they lack self-control. And of course, self-control and rationality, after the Enlightenment, were characteristics that were deemed integral to Whiteness.”

As usual, Christianity shares in the blame:

“What they wanted to do was show that they were both morally upright and racially proper, in the way in which they ate and how they maintained their figures,” said Strings. “And so, they were very clear that to be of the elite race and to be a Christian peoples means that you need to show what they would call temperance in the face of food — or restraint is the way we might think of today — because if you did not show temperance, that was evidence that you were one of the savages, and also, that you were un-Christian.”

Keeping your weight under control is a consequence of racism and Christianity, the two most evil forces known to academia. Therefore, obesity is to be celebrated, regardless of the disastrous health effects.

The science is settled:

“We cannot deny the fact that fat-phobia is rooted in anti-Blackness. That’s simply an historical reality,” she said. “Today, when people talk about it, they often claim that they don’t intend to be anti-Black … they don’t intend all of these negative associations, and yet they exist already, so whenever people start trafficking in fat-phobia, they are inherently picking up on these historical forms of oppression.”

To think it is inadvisable to lose control of your weight is racist. Revise your opinions as necessary or prepared to be canceled as a thought criminal.

On a tip from Henry B.

Aug 14 2020

Open Thread

There is a theory behind the culture of victimhood: It's called
Aug 11 2020

Open Thread

My mother told me if I work hard and I really believed in American principles and I believed in God, anything is possible. That's why I'm not anxious to give away American values and principles for the sake of political correctness. - Benjamin Carson

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