Category: Political Correctness

May 13 2019

Moonbats Go After Mother’s Day

For normal people, Mother’s Day provided an opportunity yesterday to express appreciation for their mothers. For moonbats, it was an opportunity to attack civilization and sanity — same as every day:

A school has renamed a Mother’s Day stall to avoid upsetting any children without a mother.

Brunswick East Primary School in Melbourne will call the stand an ‘appreciation stall’ instead.

Barks Principal Janet Di Pilla:

‘I sincerely hope that this change in name will show that we as a community recognise that our families are not made up of any particular combination of people and that we no longer subscribe to a binary world.’

Anything that reminds progressives of the traditional family that is the cornerstone of civilization is subject to attack. As usual, woke corporations thrust themselves forward to do their part:

Nabisco’s Chips Ahoy! brand caught some people by surprise when they chose to send their message to moms by way of reality TV contestant Jose Cancel, who goes by the stage names Vanessa Vanjie Mateoz or Miss Vanjie, in an in-your-face video explaining how you don’t have to be a mom to be a mom or something.

You don’t even need to be female:

On a tip from Jester.

May 12 2019

Microsoft Word to Gauge Political Correctness

Welcome to 1984. Even your computer works for the Thought Police. Microsoft Word will advance “more concise and inclusive language” by offering to replace “policeman” with “police officer,” “congressman” with “congressperson,” and “disabled person” with “person with a disability.”

Note that all of these are less concise, not more concise. But they are more politically correct, and that is the only thing that matters in a society succumbing to soft totalitarianism.

Computing Forever’s take:

Among the many strengths of Anglophile culture is the richness of the English language. Add this to the endless list of precious things liberals want to destroy.

On tips from ScrewyPuppy and Stormfax.

May 08 2019

Fired for Noticing Race and Gender of Failed Baltimore Mayors

One reason that we don’t have honest journalism is that many go into the field to impose a leftist political agenda. Another reason is that honesty is not allowed when it challenges the liberal narrative or is deemed insufficiently reverent toward protected groups. For example, when WJZ anchor Mary Bubala observed that Baltimore has had three disastrous black female mayors in a row, she was promptly fired.

Her thought crime, as reported by the Baltimore Sun:

The criticism of Bubala that started last week in the wake of the WJZ anchor asking Loyola University Maryland Professor Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead an on-air question about the race and gender of the past three Baltimore mayors has continued to build.

“We’ve had three female, African-American mayors in a row,” Bubala said in setting up her question. “They were all passionate public servants. Two resigned, though. Is this a signal that a different kind of leadership is needed to move Baltimore City forward?”

That’s all it takes to commit career suicide. Bubala was denounced as “racist and sexist.” Good luck to her; she will need it to get another job in the media.

As Steve Sailer notes, the actual firing offense was committing “lèse-majesté by asking an impudent question of somebody who not only has more intersectional PoCemon Points, but is also a Professor of Angry Blackness in the Department of Communications.”

As it swirls down the drain, Baltimore will continue to elect corrupt and incompetent mayors on the basis of being women of color. Anyone who doesn’t like it will keep their mouths shut if they know what’s good for them.

On a tip from StephaneDumas.

Apr 30 2019

Chase Bank Chastised for Advocating Frugality

The moonbattery has reached the point where it is no longer politically permissible to suggest that people spend their money wisely. This constitutes “poor shaming.” From Fox News:

Chase bank was blasted on Twitter Monday following a #MotivationalMonday tweet that offered suggestions on how those struggling could save money, such as make your coffee at home, eat food in the fridge and take a cab when you can.

Leading the charge against this thought crime was wealthy Marxist harridan Elizabeth Warren, who shrieked class warfare rhetoric, implying that individuals cannot be held responsible for their spending behavior and that it is the economy’s fault if some people run out of money.

Meanwhile, outside her bubble of liberal ideology, the economy grew by an impressive 3.2% in the first quarter of the year, thanks largely to a business-friendly administration in the White House.

As always when a corporation accidentally transgresses against the ideology of bullying ultra-leftists, an apology was not long in coming. The offending tweet was deleted. Chase Bank humbly submitted this:

Maybe if they cringe and grovel pathetically enough, Chase will be the last bank Democrats like Warren nationalize.

On a tip from Varla.

Apr 14 2019

American Flag on Police Cars Considered Controversial

Only in a society rotted through with moonbattery could the American flag on the side of a police car be considered controversial. From Laguna Beach, California:

The [city] council agreed in February to repaint its all-white squad cars in black and white with the image of Old Glory running through the word “police” on the doors.

Moonbats, who oppose what the American flag stands for, are enraged.

“People are screaming that the American flag on a police car is somehow or another … hurting people’s feelings who might be immigrants or visitors,” said Councilman Peter Blake.

If a foreigner cannot bear the sight of the American flag, a simple solution would be to stay home. But of course it is native progressives who react to Old Glory like Count Dracula to a cross.

The council is now reconsidering the new logo “out of an abundance of caution.”

On tips from Stormfax, Bluto, and 1-Bodhisattva.

Apr 11 2019

“Ugly Duckling” Denounced as Racist

Even the phrase “ugly duckling” is now regarded as racist — at least when applied to a duck made of dark chocolate:

The UK grocery store Waitrose has reportedly apologized and repackaged its Easter chocolate duckling trio in response to claims that the supermarket’s decision to name the darkest chocolate duck “Ugly” was racist.

The “Waitrose Trio of Chocolate Easter Ducklings” contained a white chocolate duckling named “Fluffy,” a milk chocolate duckling named “Crispy” and a dark chocolate duckling named “Ugly.”

A single tweet from a bullying SJW was enough to cause Waitrose to grovelingly apologize for its thought crime and to waste money repackaging the supposedly racist ducklings.

The name for the darkest duckling was a reference to the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale “The Ugly Duckling” in which a bullied young duckling feels out of place before developing into a beautiful swan.

In the current context, it is good to be an ugly duckling. However, context does not matter when it comes to the religion liberals have constructed around their condescending reverence for Africans. For example, speaking the forbidden n-word even in the context of denouncing others for using it can end your career, as Papa John Schnatter and Mary Beth Maxwell of the Human Rights Campaign learned the hard way.

Be forewarned that it is now regarded as blasphemy to associate anything dark with the word “ugly” in any context.

Political correctness has turned society into a cross between a bizarre racist cult and a lunatic asylum.

On a tip from Varla.

Apr 03 2019

Appalling New Edition of Newspeak Dictionary

Using Orwell’s 1984 not as a warning but as an instruction manual, progressives have attempted to control public debate and thought itself by controlling language. Academia continues to develop a version of Newspeak for this purpose.

This has resulted in perfectly innocuous terms being banned as “racist,” so that we are compelled to demonstrate obeisance to liberal ideology by using preferred terms instead. George Orwell fans will recall that Newspeak linguist Syme took delight in limiting thought by limiting permissible vocabulary. As Syme gushed,

“Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it.”

The thought police at Amherst College (tuition: $56,426) take it farther. They dictate what we must think words mean, imposing their malignant ideology through vocabulary definitions. The Office of Diversity & Inclusion has issued a 40-page Common Language Guide, available here. Through the definitions, we learn that even the concept of equality is now insufficiently politically correct:

EQUALITY Treating everyone exactly the same. An equality emphasis often ignores historical and structural factors that benefit some social groups/communities and harm other social groups/communities.

All the animals on the farm are equal. But “oppressed” animals are a lot more equal than you, so bow and show reverence.

Assimilation is also bad:

ASSIMILATION Distancing or dropping of one’s culture, language, values, politics and/or traditions in order to advance and seek to assume the culture and characteristics of the dominant group. This often happens as a response to forms of oppression including but not limited to: xenophobia, racism, cisheteronormativity and religious oppression, among other types of oppression.

Ever wonder why moonbats who bark about “inclusion” go out their way to exclude whites, men, Christians, the sexually nonaberrant, and regular Americans in general? The answer can be found in Amherst’s definition:

INCLUSION An intentional effort to transform the status quo by creating opportunity for those who have been historically marginalized.

If you aren’t lucky enough to be “marginalized,” then no inclusion for you.

Interestingly, the definition of power is a list starting with this:

1. The ability to name or define.

The radical left is very much aware that it is exercising its power over us by naming and defining.

The entire document would raise the hair on the back of Orwell’s neck. Cultural Marxism is a truly sick ideology. Those who have been imposing it will not rest until it deforms every thought in our heads.

On a tip from 1-Bodhisattva. Hat tip: Power Line.

Mar 23 2019

Samuel Adams Devotes Beer to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

If you have any decent local breweries, you don’t need me to tell you not to waste your money on Samuel Adams. But just in case:

The Boston-based beer brand is planning to dedicate one of its latest brews to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg during an event next week.

In addition to honoring the most irresponsible left-wing ideologue on the court, the brewing company also honors the identity politics Ginsburg personifies:

The beer, which is to be named “When There Are Nine” after a response Ginsburg once offered to those who ask when will there be “enough” women on the Supreme Court, is set to debut on March 29 at the Sam Adams taproom on March 29.

The original Samuel Adams, who helped establish the American system that Ginsburg opposes (see here and here), spins in his grave.

On a tip from MAS.

Mar 15 2019

Politically Correcting Chess

Gerald Pauschmann reveals that the game of chess is a thought crime that violates the dictates of intersectional progressivism at multiple levels. Therefore, it must be renamed “choice,” with various appropriate changes to the rules as outlined below to bring it into compliance with liberal ideology:

The alternative to politically correcting chess is to ban it as racist and eradicate all references to chess from our culture, as is being done with the South.

On a tip from Lyle.

Mar 12 2019

Moonbat Tech: Genderless Voice

In utopia, even robots will be gender-free. Social engineers have developed a genderless voice:

Talk to Apple’s Siri or Amazon’s Alexa and you’ll notice a common trait: They both have female voices.

This has been found to be problematic.

While this can help make robotic assistants more relatable and natural to converse with, it has assigned a gender to a technology that’s otherwise genderless.

Assigning gender is wrong. You wouldn’t do it to your theyby, why do it to a robot?

Now, researchers are hoping to offer a new alternative by launching what they’re calling the world’s first ‘genderless voice.’

You thought political correctness couldn’t get any worse? It can always get worse.

The voice, called ‘Q’, was created by researchers from Copenhagen Pride, equality campaign organisation EqualAI and Virtue, a creative agency under Vice, to be gender neutral.

Binary gender is a patriarchal, transphobic concept. Gender is a thought crime. To build utopia, we must abolish gender.

To do this, they recorded voices from participants who identify as non-binary, or neither exclusively female nor male.

Here’s why AI assistants must not have female voices:

Experts say assigning a female voice to an AI assistant reinforces stereotypes that females are supposed to helpful, nurturing and caring. Additionally, that they’re more appropriate for administrative roles.

However, a male voice would also be a thought crime, because it would imply that men have all the answers, whereas political correctness requires us to believe that men are clueless and wrong.

On a tip from Lyle.

Feb 25 2019

9-Year-Old SJW Bullies Chuck E. Cheese

One advantage of leftism is that you don’t need to be big and strong to enjoy bullying. You just need to embrace the roll of the offended victim. Even kids can join in, as in the case of 9-year-old Marie Marcum, who bullied Chuck E. Cheese, game manufacturer Innovative Concepts in Entertainment, and Major League Baseball from her home in suburban Chicago.

Marie Marcum was attending a school fundraiser at Chuck E. Cheese when she stepped up to an MLB-licensed throwing game to show off her throwing skills. But after missing one of the targets the game taunted her by saying, “Hey, there’s always softball!”

As a person who plays softball, Marie took offense.

Nine-year-olds don’t really bully major corporations. Adults do it through them.

Marcum’s mother, Lisa, who teaches high school, heard her daughter’s frustrations and suggested she write a letter to Innovative Concepts in Entertainment (ICE), the game’s manufacturer. …

Marcum’s uncle then suggested that, since the game was covered in MLB logos, she should also write a letter to the league.

Without having received the letter, MLB was already bowing, scraping, and making compliant noises.

Bleated Joe Coppola, President of ICE,

“I completely understand where she is coming from. I get it. There is probably a greater sensitivity today than there was 10 or 15 years ago. It’s something we all need to pay attention to.”

Imagine how much sensitivity we will have in another 10 or 15 years. No one will dare open their mouths except to announce that they are offended.

Coppola said it would be easy to remove the audio clip from the game. In the meantime, Chuck E. Cheese has already muted the game in all its arcades.

Lisa bubbles over with pride in her daughter. She should not let excess modesty prevent her from also taking pride in her own teaching skills. She has imparted the crucial lesson that if you position yourself as an offended victim, you can make other people do what you say. What else do kids really have to know nowadays?

The pint-sized progressive is not about to rest on her laurels. Progressives progress; when a demand is met, this invites further demands. Marie is no exception:

“I’m starting to wonder if there are other games like this that are rude or upsetting,” she said. “I might need to write some more letters.”

Another PC totalitarian is born.

On a tip from Adam.

Jan 29 2019

More Explicit Version of Anti-Man Gillette Commercial

Despite all the commentary, there may be some who found the message preached by the infamous anti-man Gillette commercial too subtle to clearly understand. A new version has been released that spells everything out more explicitly:

On a tip from Stormfax.

Jan 24 2019

Pronouns as Thoughtcrime

They start by demanding that you tolerate deviance and depravity. Then they impose deviance and depravity. Before you know it, nothing other than deviance and depravity is allowed, normality having been forbidden. Once again, we can watch our dystopian future unfold in California. There, the pronouns “he” and “she” are regarded as hate speech that cannot be spoken during State Senate committee hearings.

It is required to use the plural pronoun “they” instead, in order to demonstrate reverence for the sexually perplexed and compliance with their deranged agenda.

Senate Judiciary Committee chair Hannah-Beth Jackson’s announcement that the pronouns had been banned included this comic exchange:

“The world is a different place. My grammar teacher is long gone and we won’t be hearing from her,” the senator said as someone quickly corrected her. “— from them! From they!”

Spiked Online editor Brendan O’Neill comments:

“They now want to control not just hateful language and racist language, which we all agree is a bad thing, but everyday speech. ‘He’ and ‘she.’ The words that people use all the time in everyday conversation to describe men and women. They want to dig down so far into how we speak, and ultimately into how we think, that they are willing to ban the most common words in the English language.”

That’s what you get for letting them ban “hateful language and racist language.” Those who define what “hateful” and “racist” mean will soon ban every thought in your head.

Syme from Orwell’s 1984 would be delighted. At this rate, future editions of the Newspeak Dictionary will consist of no words at all. Inner party members will restrict vocalization to approving grunts in obeisance to leftism and hostile grunts against those failing to submit to it. MSNBC has effectively implemented this policy already.

On a tip from Lyle.

Jan 23 2019

Nathan Phillips Removed Some Masks

Hats off to provocateur Nathan Phillips. His hate hoax that directed the full fury of the liberal establishment was enlightening, removing the masks from progressives and their mushily moderate RINO enablers to reveal the terrifying visage beneath. Matthew Vadum provides a summary:

Islamic terrorism apologist Reza Aslan set the tone for exhortations to violence. “Honest question[,]” he tweeted. “Have you ever seen a more punchable face than this kid’s?”

CNN contributor Bakari Sellers tweeted the young man was “a deplorable” and therefore “can also be punched in the face.”

“Saturday Night Live” writer Sarah Beattie offered oral sex to would-be attackers. “I will blow whoever manages to punch that maga kid in the face.”

Failed comedian Kathy Griffin demanded the Covington kids be lynched and doxxed.

As noted earlier, Hollyweird writer/producer Michael Green also belongs on this list. So does Jim Carrey, who compared the Covington Catholic kids to baby snakes. Actor Michael Rapaport even better reflected the level of decency prevailing in Tinseltown by calling the kids “sh*t stains,” “f*ckboys,” and “c*cksuckers.” Preferring blatant lies to vulgar insults, Islamoleftist congresscritter Ilhan Omar has set herself up to be sued for libel.

Figures associated with the right provided pandering support for this onslaught. Their servile eagerness to throw the kids under the bus on behalf of political correctness provides context for whatever else they have to say. Getting back to Vadum’s piece:

National Review deputy managing editor Nicholas Frankovich wrote an op-ed titled, “The Covington Students Might as Well Have Just Spit on the Cross,” in which he absurdly likened Phillips to Jesus Christ and the high schoolers to his Roman tormentors.

Left-leaning former RNC Chairman Michael Steele instinctively sided with the wrongdoers. “His name is #NathanPhilips, an elder of the Omaha Nation and a Vietnam veteran. I stand with him. Where do you stand on bigotry?” he tweeted.

Incidentally, Phillips did not serve in Vietnam. Nor is there any reason to believe that the young victims of his vituperation are bigots.

Weekly Standard founder Bill Kristol went after the innocent kids with gusto on Twitter. …

Laid off Weekly Standard dead-ender Jim Swift metaphorically shot the schoolchildren in the back. “If I were the Bishop of the Diocese of Covington, I would humbly ask Mr. Phillips be the commencement speaker at a certain high School.”

The frequently underwhelming S.E. Cupp upbraided the kids.

Let’s not forget about the Resurgent. Then again, maybe forgetting about the Resurgent is not such a bad idea.

Due to her reach, Sarah Beattie’s input is the most appalling. Nothing could be more loathsome than offering to provide oral sex to any random person who inflicts violence on an innocent child. Yet as DC Chronicle notes,

Sarah was named one of five Comedians Who Might Help You Stay Sane for the Next 4 Years by Vogue.

The program she writes for is a central pillar of the liberal establishment. For decades, it has dictated what opinions are cool or uncool to people too young, too weak, or too foolish to figure things out for themselves. A snide remark or unfunny skit on Saturday Night Live can overpower even the most intelligent argument in terms of the number of people it will persuade.

People of the caliber of Sarah Beattie have been remaking American society in their image. If Nathan Phillips has helped bring this to public attention, kudos to him, even if he is kind of a cockroach.

On tips from Lauran N, 1-Bodhisattva, and Kate P.

Jan 18 2019

Asian Trapped in White Congresscritter’s Body

What keeps political correctness interesting is that you don’t know the rules of the game until you are denounced for violating them. If a guy says he is a woman in a man’s body, the liberal establishment puts him on the cover of Vogue. So it must be okay to say you are an Asian in a white person’s body, right? Wrong:

A white member of Congress said Wednesday that he regrets offending Asian people after he reportedly said he is an “Asian trapped in a white body.”

Democratic Rep. Ed Case of Hawaii made the comment to a crowd Tuesday at an event for Asian and Pacific Islander American members of the new Congress…

At least he didn’t stretch back the corners of his eyes and make buck teeth.

Case says he is “fiercely proud” of representing a state where white people like himself are not in the majority. Too bad the thought criminal may not be representing it for long, considering the hyperbolic reactions that often result nowadays from transgressions of this nature.

Case has bid for the Senate twice, losing in the primaries both times to genuine nonwhites (Daniel Akaka and the infamous Crazy Mazie Hirono).

It might seem unfair that Case could see his career end over this when he clearly meant no offense and was only trying to pander to a group of nonwhites like a typical Democrat. However, intent counts for nothing in the PC Reign of Terror. Just ask Megyn Kelly.

The idea is to keep everyone in constant fear of accidently saying something politically incorrect, so that we go through life as if we were tiptoeing across a minefield. That way we are always off balance and easily cowed.

Jan 16 2019

Army Cracks Down on Acknowledging Lower Standards

By necessity if not design, political correctness corrodes standards of value. That’s why its first victim is excellence. Those who draw attention to the corrosion are punished as thought criminals.

Progressives are in the process of reducing the military to a social engineering laboratory. It provides an example:

Two Army Green Berets are fighting for their military careers after being associated with an anonymous email that accused their commanders of lowering standards to enable more soldiers — particularly female — to graduate from its prestigious Q-course.

The anonymous email, signed, “A concerned Green Beret,” accused the leaders of the school of “moral cowardice” for lowering the standards…

The author of the email has already been punished. Now the Army is rooting out people who seem likely to agree with it.

Maybe the lower standards won’t get anyone killed if everyone obediently pretends that the standards are the same as they were before it became liberal doctrine that men and women must be made to seem the same.

On a tip from 1-Bodhisattva.

Jan 14 2019

James Watson: “And Yet It Moves”

Pastors are not the only ones who get in big trouble for telling the truth during a time of universal deceit. James Watson is possibly the greatest living biologist. Being a great scientist, he can’t help telling the truth, even when it is politically incorrect. For that, he is to become an unperson, stripped of his honors:

Watson, who discovered DNA’s double helix structure alongside Francis Crick and Rosalind Franklin in the 1950s, said that genes cause a difference on IQ tests between blacks and whites, in a recent PBS documentary “American Masters: Decoding Watson.”

Anyone who doubts that what Watson says is true was likely cursed with some very dumb genes. But we are not allowed to say it, because admitting it will bring down the entire ideological house of cards that is political correctness. The thought police can’t have people consciously aware that they succeed or fail on their own merits, rather than due to the contrived concepts of “privilege” and “oppression.”

The leaders of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on Long Island said in a statement his comments were “reprehensible, unsupported by science.”

They know that thought criminals are last in line for grant money. That’s why they are stripping Watson of his honorary titles.

Watson has stepped out of line before:

He lost his position as chancellor at the lab in 2007 after he told the Sunday Times he was “inherently gloomy about the prospect of Africa” because “all our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours, whereas all the testing says not really.”

Stating this indisputable fact brought down a ton of bricks on his head. He actually sold his Nobel Prize as part of a campaign to get back into the good graces of polite society. But despite his attempts at ideological rehabilitation, something inside him keeps bursting out with “And yet it moves.”

On a tip from Lyle.

Jan 13 2019

Indians Fail to Be Offended

Social justice warriors are never more self-righteous than when they are defending Indians from the offensiveness of cultural appropriation. But do Indians themselves find it offensive? Only if they are woke activist Indians who have been taught by liberals to weaponize thin skin. Others are perfectly sane about it, as Will Witt learned in Navajo country:

“The most offensive questions are the questions that need to be asked and answered. Because that’s the only way we learn.” There is a smart guy who has no future in the media or Democrat politics.

On a tip from Lyle.

Jan 10 2019

High School Basketball Coach Fired for Harmless Joke

Spontaneity and humor are incompatible with political correctness. You must watch every word, lest you say something insufficiently reverential toward the allegedly oppressed. When a high school basketball coach at Walden Grove High School in Sahuarita forgot this, the Arizona Interscholastic Association came down hard:

An AIA spokesman said the official, who it would not name, asked visiting Pueblo High School’s coach if his players had their green cards. The comment came just before tipoff, as the coaches and officials were getting together on the court for introductions.

Snitches reported the harmless joke thought crime to authorities, resulting in the coach’s prompt termination.

Likely due to the ongoing demographic transformation of the Southwest — largely a result of illegal immigration — Pueblo High School is almost entirely Hispanic.

Pueblo athletic director Brandon Sanders was out of town when the incident occurred, but said Wednesday that the school will begin its own investigation as soon as possible.

The guy has already been fired, what do they need an investigation for?

Maybe it will turn up another thought crime, so they can fire him some more. Or maybe the investigation will be an end in itself; in that case, they should ask Robert Mueller to take charge of it.

On a tip from Varla.

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