Category: Political Correctness

Nov 30 2019

No More White Guilt

No culture is so great that you cannot destroy it by turning it against itself. That’s the thinking behind political correctness. There is a counter strategy: don’t be sorry.

On a tip from Jester.

Nov 13 2019

Ultimate PC Life Gone Wrong

The grim example of Nicole Brown was wasted on humanitarian aid worker Jennifer Schlecht, who married a fellow from Ethiopia named Yonathan Tedla. They set up home in Harlem and had a daughter they named Abaynesh Schlecht Tedla (Abaynesh is Amharic for “you are the Nile”). All of them are dead now.

Via Daily Mail:

Police in New York City are investigating a grisly double murder-suicide in which they say a man decapitated his wife, slit the throat of their five-year-old daughter and then took his own life by hanging Wednesday night, just hours after the woman tried to get an order of protection.

Jennifer Schlecht’s credentials as a globalist do-gooder were impeccable:

Schlecht … graduated in 1999 from Boston University with a Bachelor’s degree in anthropology and went on to earn a Master’s degree in population and family health from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in 2004.

According to her online profile, Schlecht worked for 15 years in international relief and development, focusing on improving family planning for women and girls in areas affected by crises.

“Family health” and “family planning” are often euphemisms for abortion. Through poor life decisions likely influenced by political correctness, she ended up getting aborted herself.

No one promised that America’s gradual submersion into the Third World wouldn’t be messy.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

Nov 13 2019

The Two Words That Destroyed Don Cherry

If there is one phrase that must be deleted from your copy of the Newspeak Dictionary before any others, it is “you people.” These two seemingly harmless words ended the career of Canadian hockey icon Don Cherry, as he has confirmed:

“Hockey Night in Canada” analyst Don Cherry said he believes he was fired Monday because of two words he used during his Coach’s Corner segment.

“It’s the two words, ‘You people’ — and you know people are very sensitive like that — that got me,” he said Tuesday night during an appearance on Tucker Carlson’s show on Fox News.

Context is required to make the two words lethal:

The popular, outspoken former coach drew criticism for complaining Saturday night that people in Toronto were being disrespectful by not wearing poppies to honor Canada’s fallen military heroes leading up to Remembrance Day. His words were viewed as a criticism of immigrants.

Even implied criticism of the hordes imported to displace the population of North America is forbidden. Criticism in the context of lack of patriotism is doubly forbidden. Speaking the words “you people” in such a context will end the career of even a legend like Don Cherry.

Presenting Cherry’s thought crime:

“You people … you love our way of life, you love our milk and honey, at least you can pay a couple bucks for a poppy or something like that,” Cherry said. “These guys paid for your way of life that you enjoy in Canada, these guys paid the biggest price.”

What prior generation could have imagined living in a Canada where it would be forbidden to say something like that?

Moonbats must be delighted at Cherry’s downfall. Breitbart gives five reasons why:

1. Cherry Labeled the Canadian Left “Pinkos” and “Kooks”

2. Cherry Called Climate Change Alarmists “Cuckaloos”

3. Unashamed Support for President Donald J. Trump

4. Cherry Tells American Leftists to Stay Out of Canada

5. Unwavering Support for Canada’s Military and Veterans

Click through for details.

A Rebel News petition in support of Cherry can be found here.

For the record, here is video of Don Cherry committing his thought crime in full:

On tips from Dragon’s Lair, Bluto, Troy H, and Varla.

Oct 25 2019

Rich Lowry Finds His Own Medicine Tastes Bitter

What goes around comes around. Rich Lowry, who has policed the boundaries of permissible dissent on behalf of the liberal establishment, has received a wooden shampoo with his own thought cop night stick.

From his National Review:

The editor of New York University’s independent student-run newspaper, Washington Square News, pulled an advertisement for National Review editor Rich Lowry’s upcoming book from the paper because exposure to the ad may have “marginalized people of color,” according to a statement released Thursday.

Lowry bought the ad to promote a talk he was scheduled to give at NYU last night to push his forthcoming book The Case for Nationalism: How It Made Us Powerful, United, And Free. When they killed the ad, his only notification was a refund of his payment.

After he publicly complained,

[T]he Washington Square News editor explained that she had unilaterally decided to pull the ad in order to shield “people of color on campus” from exposure to the phrase “Nationalism is a good thing,” which, in keeping with the book’s topic, was placed prominently at the top of the page.

Nationalism and racism obviously are not the same thing — except when antinationalist moonbats proclaim that they are.

The editor is never named in the National Review source article. She must be Woman of Color Sakshi Venkatraman. Ms Venkatraman barks the following:

“The word ‘nationalism,’ as it exists in today’s political lexicon, connotes xenophobia and white supremacy, and printing it in large letters on the back of our paper would have marginalized people of color on our campus and our staff.”

If it “connotes” something liberals don’t like, it can be banned. That’s why Nike nixed a line of sneakers with the Betsy Ross Flag. The original flag of the USA was proclaimed by Colin Kaepernick to connote racism.

Sakshi reassures her fellow snowflakes not to worry; they will be safe from the word “nationalism” in the future:

“[W]e have put practices in place to ensure that an ad of this nature does not again get so far along in the process before being canceled.”

“But… but……,” gasps Lowry.

Lowry responded to the statement on Twitter Thursday afternoon, arguing that the editor’s contention that nationalism is inherently linked to “xenophobia and white supremacy” represents a “lazy misunderstanding” and, ironically, illustrates the book’s relevance to the contemporary political environment.

Lowry can still try to explain himself on Twitter for now, but not in the pages of the Washington Square News, from which he has been deplatformed.

Speaking of deplatforming, Lowry would be a more sympathetic character if he had not pulled something far worse on John Derbyshire, a former National Review regular who was piously fired by the pearl-clutching Lowry for a valuable piece he published elsewhere that was deemed racist by politically correct information gatekeepers.

Turns out that feeding the totalitarian crocodile people to your right does not guarantee that it won’t eat you too.

On a tip from Varla.

Oct 19 2019

N-Word Hysteria Taken to New Extreme

The ultimate blasphemy in the Cultural Marxist religion is to utter the forbidden n-word. The proscription is so severe that merely to quote someone else as using the word, in the context of disapproving of its use, destroyed John Schnatter of Papa John’s and cost Mary Beth Maxwell of the Human Rights Campaign her job.

That might seem to be as far as even the most demented moonbats could push their puritanical hysteria. But progressives always find a way to progress still further. A black school security guard has now lost his job for uttering the blasphemous word in the context of asking a student to stop calling him that.

From moonbatty Madison, Wisconsin:

[Marlon] Anderson is filing a grievance following his termination, saying that the Madison Metropolitan School District should consider the context in which he used the slur.

Context? Context doesn’t matter when it comes to blasphemy.

Anderson worked at the district for 11 years – the last three years as a security guard at West High.

He said a student who was refusing to leave the school pushed the assistant principal, so he felt it was his job to help. That’s when Anderson said the student began calling him names using expletives, including the N-word at least 15 times. …

“You have no tolerance for a word, but yet you let students call me that word 15 times without correcting that behavior,” Anderson said, adding that no other staff member tried to stop the student from calling him the slur.

Context may not matter, but who spoke the word does. It was Anderson’s job to prevent the school from deteriorating into total chaos. That makes him an oppressor. The kid shoving the assistant principal was no doubt oppressed. This status makes all the difference.

Oct 10 2019

Atlanta Braves Axe Tomahawk Chop

I’m delighted that the Atlanta Braves were ignominiously ejected from the playoffs yesterday in a 13-1 home drubbing by the St Louis Cardinals in decisive game 5 of a divisional series. The Braves deserve it, after knuckling under to the bullies by agreeing to abandon the team’s traditional Tomahawk Chop:

Cardinals rookie pitcher Ryan Helsley, who is of Cherokee descent, had criticized the chant, calling it “a disappointment.”

In addition to abandoning the chant, at least as long as Helsley was in the game, the Braves also agreed to refrain from playing the music that normally accompanied the chant.

No foam tomahawks either. The Braves released an official tweet:

Fans did the chant anyway, but it was no use. The Braves had already surrendered in spirit. This was reflected in the final score.

Ever since the Cleveland Indians shamefully caved to PC bullies and dumped Chief Wahoo, the Tomahawk Chop has been living on borrowed time. Within a year or two, fans will be ejected from the stadium for making tomahawk gestures. Maybe they will even get banned indefinitely, like the guy who made an okay sign at a Cub’s game.

Despite Helsley’s crybullying, traditions associated with teams like the Indians and the Braves are not disrespectful to Indian heritage, but rather celebrate it. Teams have names that are supposed to engender respect. We have the Eagles and Patriots, not the Pigeons and the Moonbats.

This is not about not offending, but about the thought police forcing compliance with the various arbitrary taboos of the liberal religion, in order to establish social dominance.

Since no one stands up to PC bullies anymore, eventually the Indians and the Braves will change their name. Indians will be a step closer to being forgotten.

Hat tip: Maggie’s Farm.

Oct 01 2019

Cancel Culture: Breitbart and the LAPD

Cancel culture does not only cancel individuals, like generous beer-drinker Carson King. It cancels whole sectors of society. The right-wing news media? Canceled. This includes Breitbart.

The Los Angeles Police Department allegedly ran a recruiting ad on Breitbart. Outrage ensued. The LAPD cringingly issued a PC apology, kowtowing before the jealous god Diversity, which precludes any ideological diversity:

Now the LAPD denies they even ran the ad and suggests it is some kind of hoax:

Breitbart is a legitimate, popular website that is supportive of law enforcement. Why would running a recruiting ad be such a scandal that the LAPD is in lockdown denial mode? Because it is not part of the liberal establishment, and therefore must be marginalized — or rather, canceled.

On a tip from Steve T.

Oct 01 2019

Carson King Cancelers Get Canceled Back

Brazilian–Belgian watery beer monger Anheuser-Busch InBev has gone out of its way to establish itself as producing beer for moonbats (see here, here, and here). Its treatment of Carson King should come as no surprise.

Via Fox News:

The 24-year-old Iowa man made headlines earlier [last] month when he went on a taping of ESPN’s “College Gameday” at Iowa State University asking people to send him money for beer. His sign read “Busch Light supply needs replenished” and included information on how to send him money through Venmo, the popular money-transfer app.

After King received hundreds of thousands of dollars, he decided to donate to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.

Soon after, Busch Light decided to match the donation — and said they would send King a year’s supply of beer with his face on the can.

But then the story went sour, when the Des Moines Register discovered that King had tweeted racially insensitive jokes as a 16-year-old in 2012. Despite the usual groveling apologies, Anheuser-Busch InBev severed it ties with King, treating him as a political leper (although still agreeing to match the donation).

Cancel culture strikes again. But this time the cancelers got canceled back.

Reporter Aaron Calvin dug up King’s adolescent thought crimes. Twitter users did some research themselves, and found that he too had sent allegedly racist tweets. Calvin has been fired.

Anheuser-Busch InBev got a taste of its own canceling too. Busch Light was pulled from Iowa Oktoberfest by enraged Iowans.

There should be no difficulty replacing Busch Light with better beer. Kudos to anyone who pushes back against the lunatic tyranny of political correctness.

Hat tip: Liberty Daily.

Sep 19 2019

Justin Trudeau Blackface Blasphemy

There is only one form of sacrilege against the liberal religion that is regarded as even more unforgivable than a white person uttering the forbidden n-word (regardless of context): blackface blasphemy.

Megyn Kelly suggested that having worn blackface decades ago may not be the worst thing imaginable if no disrespect was intended. This was enough to completely destroy her extravagantly lucrative career.

Let’s hope blackface blasphemy does the same to the insufferable Justin Trudeau — who has committed this capital thought crime no fewer than three times. If anyone deserves the PC Cancel Culture guillotine, Trudeau does.

Unless the double standard often applied to prominent liberals prevents Trudeau from getting hoisted on his own PC petard, his well-known penchant for making a fool of himself could save Canada from doing the same in the October 21 election.

On tips from ABC of the ANC, Kate P, Lyle, and KirklesWorth.

Sep 19 2019

Apparent Terror Ties for Sabotaging Airline Mechanic

We have some follow-up on the sabotaging airline mechanic who was probably allowed to continue plying his trade despite his alarming work history on the grounds that it would be Islamophobic not to let a guy named Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani service airplanes. Big surprise: looks like he has terrorist ties.

Via the Miami Herald:

An American Airlines mechanic accused of sabotaging a navigation system on a flight with 150 people aboard at Miami International Airport was denied bond by a federal judge on Wednesday after prosecutors suggested he may have links to a Middle East terrorist organization.

Among the reasons Magistrate Judge Chris McAliley regards Alani as a potential terrorist,

FBI … agents found a “disturbing” ISIS video in which a person was being shot in the head, and that he sent the video to someone with an Arabic message asking “Allah” to take revenge against non-Muslims.

Alani also lied about a trip to Iraq, told a coworker that his brother was a member of ISIS, and has been sending money to Iraq. It’s okay to notice stuff like this once he has already been caught sabotaging an airplane; otherwise, it would be Islamophobic.

One of these days, political correctness is going to get a whole lot of people killed.

On tips from Dragon’s Lair, Jester, and Lyle.

Sep 18 2019

Royal National Lifeboat Institution Blows Donations Abroad

Give generously, but give wisely. Your money might not be going where you thought it would. For example, people who give to Britain’s Royal National Lifeboat Institution probably don’t expect their donations to purchase frivolities in Africa, even while the RNLI slashes jobs at home in the UK.

From Daily Mail:

Donations are being spent on swimsuits for devout Muslim women in Tanzania and on funding creches in Bangladesh which the RNLI claims helps to prevent drownings overseas.

The swimsuits consist of Islamocompliant burkinis. The creches supposedly prevent Bangladeshi children from playing in the water, where they might drown.

Most donors probably expect the organization to prevent drownings by more conventional means — and much closer to home. After all, the N stands for “National.”

[T]he charity’s £189,000-a-year chief executive Mark Dowie warned last week that it is ‘facing some major challenges’ after making a loss of £6.3 million last year, and announcing 135 job cuts.

£189,000 comes to $236,035. Not bad pay, considering he does not seem to be managing the outfit very efficiently. Maybe they should make that 136 job cuts and save themselves a small fortune.

[T]he charity intends to increase its annual spend on foreign projects by £400,000 this year. Its overseas spending has now soared from £1.13 million to £3.3 million over the past five years.

So much for “charity starts at home.” I think we’ve found the source of the problem:

The RNLI, founded in 1824, has been accused of becoming obsessed with political correctness in recent years, leading to resignations among volunteers.

For example,

It has a ‘national team of health, safety and environment advisers’, and a ‘diversity leadership group’ tasked with promoting the ‘International Day Against Homophobia’.

The oikophobia inherent in moonbattery means that money lavished upon alien cultures far, far away counts for more PC Brownie points.

As usual, the moonbattery crosses the line from do-gooder flakiness to causing active harm:

In 2016, the charity announced it was providing training to Greek, German, Dutch and Swedish organisations to help save migrants crossing from Turkey to Greece.

“Saving” in this context effectively means “helping to invade.”

Never trust your money to moonbats.

On a tip from Steve T.

Sep 05 2019

NY Times Shows That Plants Are People Too

When animals have been accorded full human rights and militant veganism is imposed by force of law, will utopia have been achieved? No. There is always one more freedom that must be crushed before we can all be happy forevermore. Once meat and leather are criminal offenses, progressives will move on to plant products. The New York Times has already begun to lay the groundwork:

Monica Gagliano says that she has received Yoda-like advice from trees and shrubbery. She recalls being rocked like a baby by the spirit of a fern. She has ridden on the back of an invisible bear conjured by an osha root. She once accidentally bent space and time while playing the ocarina, an ancient wind instrument, in a redwood forest. “Oryngham,” she says, means “thank you” in plant language. These interactions have taken place in dreams, visions, songs and telekinetic interactions, sometimes with the help of shamans or ayahuasca.

Ayahuasca is a hallucinogenic vine that grows in the Amazon.

At this point, you might think Monica Gagliano is a neo-hippy screwball with mental and substance abuse issues. Wrong. She is a scientist — the kind whose whimsical fantasies are approvingly indulged at length by the flagship publication of the liberal establishment.

Currently at the University of Sydney in Australia, she has published a number of studies that support the view that plants are, to some extent, intelligent. Her experiments suggest that they can learn behaviors and remember them. Her work also suggests that plants can “hear” running water and even produce clicking noises, perhaps to communicate.

If past developments are any guide, it won’t take long for moonbats to get from here to shrieking, “Plants Are People Too” as they sabotage the salad bar.

Plants have directly shaped her experiments and career path. In 2012, she says, an oak tree assured her that a risky grant application — proposing research on sound communication in plants — would be successful. “You are here to tell our stories,” the tree told her.

If that can be reported with a straight face in The Paper of Record, moonbattery knows no limits.

Intelligent plants fit into the broader progressive war on human exceptionalism:

Language, for example, doesn’t seem to be limited to humans. Prairie dogs use adjectives (lots of them) and Alston’s singing mice, a species found in Central America, chirp “politely.” Ravens have demonstrated advanced planning, another blow to human exceptionalism, by bartering for food and selecting the best tools for future use.

Liberal dogma decrees that we are no better than animals. Soon it will decree that we are no better than plants.

Plants share nutrients and recognize kin. They communicate with each other. They can count. They can feel you touching them.

Mow your lawn while it is still legal.

Dr Gagliano isn’t alone:

“I’m really interested in the notion of plants as teachers, what we can learn from them as models,” said Robin Wall Kimmerer, an author, botanist and SUNY professor, and a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. “And that comes from my work with indigenous knowledge, because that is a fundamental assumption of indigenous environmental philosophy.”

We won’t be splitting any atoms or putting men on the moon with “indigenous environmental philosophy.” Yet that is the direction that social engineers have decided on.

The plants speak to Dr Kimmerer too.

The problem with talking about these experiences, Dr. Kimmerer said, is that they “are grounded in a cultural context that is so different from Western science that they are easily dismissed.”

When political correctness totally absorbs science, the goal won’t be to find answers that are true. It will be to find answers that defy Eurocentric patriarchal white male know-it-alls who won’t let go of 2 + 2 = 4.

On a tip from Steve T.

Sep 02 2019

Lesson Not Learned From Diversity Bridge

Remember Diversity Bridge, which collapsed at Florida International University in March 2018, killing six people? No doubt there are women including Women of Color who could build a bridge that doesn’t collapse, but as noted at Taki’s Magazine at the time,

[T]hese days we live in a world in which “diversity” is the goal, rather than competence.

Irrational priorities are bound to have consequences.

As also noted at Taki’s Magazine,

[I]n the months prior to the bridge collapse, FIU was awarded millions of federal dollars to “diversify” its STEM classes.

Have we learned anything from the lethal collapse of Diversity Bridge? Not at the University of Technology Sydney:

A culture that rejects merit in favor of political correctness can expect to fail in every possible way.

On a tip from Kate P. Hat tip: Weasel Zippers.

Aug 31 2019

PC Song “Melting Pot” by Multiracial Pop Group Banned

Not even George Orwell could have foreseen the level of totalitarian repression that political correctness has wrought in the UK. “Melting Pot,” a 1969 hit song celebrating diversity by the multiracial pop group Blue Mink, has literally been banned from the airwaves by the British government’s Office of Communications for not keeping up with the evolving conception of racism. The song is officially “racist” and “offensive”; therefore, it is forbidden.

The thought police object to the phrases “curly Latin kinkies,” “yellow Chinkies,” and “Red Indian boy.” The liberal intent of the song is irrelevant.

As political correctness evolves, it becomes easier to find thoughtcrime in everything. In time, every last statue and pop song will be purged.

The objective is the eradication of our culture, from the top to the bottom. When we have no culture, we won’t know who we are. So we will let the social engineers tell us. That’s when utopia is achieved.

On a tip from StephaneDumas.

Aug 26 2019

To Say There Are Two Genders Is “Incendiary”

Even stating a fundamental scientific fact is regarded as “incendiary” if it conflicts with progressive dogma. Via Breitbart:

MSNBC anchor Chris Jansing ripped into Louisiana Republican gubernatorial candidate Ralph Abraham — who happens to be a medical doctor — over his claim in a TV ad that there are only two genders.

“And in Louisiana the Republican candidate for governor, Ralph Abrahama, is out with a new TV ad this week making incendiary comments about gender,” Jansing told her viewers before running a clip from the ad in which Abrahama says, “As a doctor I can assure you there are only two genders.”

In contrast, to produce some random number of imaginary genders and demand that people regard them as real is not incendiary; it is woke.

It is unincendiary to believe in any number of genders other than the real number. Standing by objective reality in opposition to moonbat doctrine is intolerant, and therefore cannot be tolerated.

Meanwhile, every cell in your body carries DNA that indisputably marks it with your gender, which is one or the other of two, just as 2 + 2 = 4, regardless of what the demented tyrants on MSNBC self-righteously shriek.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Aug 22 2019

Using Medical Technology to Impose PC Attitudes

1984 isn’t the only fictional work to serve as an instruction manual for progressives. A Clockwork Orange has also been influential. Remember the part where pharmaceuticals are used to condition Alex to be horrified by violence? Liberal social engineers take it further. They want to utilize medical technology to reengineer us into believing in the leftist narrative on race and other social issues.

An Italian psychologist has proposed modifying people’s unconscious prejudices and stereotypes by subjecting parts of the brain to electric and magnetic impulses.

Maddalena Marini believes that the barrage of Cultural Marxist propaganda we are subjected to every day of our lives has produced only limited results that may not permanently override the natural tendency to generalize based on observation.

Marini says that these stereotypes are so instilled in the human mind that “the only way to change them is to change the biological mechanisms of the brain responsible for generating and controlling these stereotypes.”

To accomplish this, Marini proposes the use of “non-invasive brain stimulation techniques,” which “modulate the mechanisms through which the brain regulates our behavior” by introducing transcranial electric or magnetic currents.

Activity in certain areas of the brain is associated with thoughts that progressives want to eradicate. Marini specifically refers to “the prejudice that leads to associating acts of terrorism with being of Arab origin” as a thought process to be ablated. That’s only the beginning:

Scientific research “has shown that our mind contains stereotypes and prejudices that are linked to the different social characteristics of individuals, such as, for example, ethnicity, skin color, weight, gender, age, sexual, political, or religious orientation, disability and physical or mental illness,” she asserts.

If electric current fails to blast all of this out of our heads, authorities might have to go in with a scalpel.

Maybe A Clockwork Orange wasn’t the inspiration for this after all. Marini might have been inspired by One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, where R.P. McMurphy gets lobotomized into a zombie so that he will stop being problematic.

Our progressive future would have given even Stalin nightmares.

On a tip from Jester.

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