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Category: Political Correctness

May 14 2023

Baizuo Seeks Advice on How to Grovel

No shame is more pathetic to behold than the theatrical self-loathing of white guys who have internalized liberal ideology. One baizuo with more self-abasement than he knows how to express wrote in to a Female Moonbat of Color advice column at the leftist Guardian:

I’m a 60-year-old white American male and have done some work and had training around acknowledging my racist background and lingering internalised superiority. In multicultural environments, is there a way to indicate my allyship with other people, letting them know I’m safe, or at least not hostile, without coming across as trying too hard? My approach has been “act naturally” but I kind of want to let people around me know they can relax a little. Perhaps it’s just a moment of eye contact and a head nod. And maybe this question reveals I’m not even ready to be that person. I’m wrestling …

Wrestling? More like floundering. It isn’t easy to be a woke white guy dealing with the need to grovel before every nonwhite he encounters without getting set upon by the men in white coats with their butterfly nets.

In response, he got a nice pat on the head for his servile intentions and surprisingly enough, some good advice:

I would strongly advise against making eye contact or nodding your head at random strangers who happen to be a people of colour. If you do they will probably conclude that you are racialising them and feel patronised and insulted.

If only Dan Cathy had written in to Ms Understanding (a.k.a. Sisonke Msimang) before cleaning the sneakers of a smirking rap performer in a public display of racial obeisance, Chick-fil-A sandwiches would taste a lot better.

On a tip from Steve T.

Apr 28 2023

Mad Hungarian Learns of Another Protected Group

His antics (combined with first class talent) made Al Hrabosky, a.k.a. the Mad Hungarian, fun to watch as a relief pitcher back in the 1970s. He is still an entertaining guy, thanks to his sense of humor. But his fellow sports analysts are not amused:

During the postgame show on Wednesday night, Hrabosky offered up a “suggestion” for St. Louis’ broadcast team which was to change their hotel room to the bottom floor because they “might jump” if they’re staying on a higher floor.

The 9–16 St Louis Cardinals are not doing as well as when Hrabosky was on the team during his heyday.

The co-host handled the horrendous, unfunny joke in stride, but you could tell she was definitely annoyed by Hrabosky’s remarks.

Apparently suicides are yet another protected group. Why not? Protected status is awarded on the basis of being perceived as defective, and wanting to kill yourself is certainly a defect.

The Outkick story scolds Hrabosky for whole paragraphs and then ends with this:

If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by calling or messaging 988.

Behold the Mad Hungarian’s thought crime:

Let’s hope his broadcast career survives.

This is why comedy usually isn’t funny anymore. You can have moonbattery or you can have a sense of humor; you can’t have both.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Apr 20 2023

New York Bans Indian Nicknames

They canceled Chief Wahoo, the iconic Indian Maiden on the Land O’Lakes packaging, and even the Crying Indian who rebuked us for littering. But that was not sufficient. All Indians must be sacrificed on the altar of moonbattery, so that they are no longer part of American culture. New York educrats have spoken:

The Board of Regents, which presides over the state’s education department, voted to phase out Native American-related nicknames as part of a politically correct national effort to scrub racially insensitive imagery from sports teams.

Warriors, Chiefs, Braves — all forbidden.

How honoring Indians by naming sports teams after them could possibly be “insensitive” has yet to be explained. The LSU Tigers have their name because tigers warrant respect. No one would name their team the Wokescolds.

Nearly 60 school districts will be required to “eliminate” all use of Indigenous-related mascots and imagery by the end of the 2024-2025 school year, or risk losing state aide, board members unanimously ruled.

The regents have learned well from the federal government. Anyone who accepts your aid has accepted your leash.

Good-bye, Indians. It was nice having you as part of our heritage — which liberals are systematically erasing.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Apr 14 2023

Open Thread

Political correctness is just tyranny with manners. I wish for you the courage to be unpopular. Popularity is history's pocket change. Courage is history's true currency. - Charlton Heston

On a tip from Jester.

Apr 03 2023

Words Constituting Microaggressions Proliferate Explosively

Authoritarians require criminals to punish. Thought criminals are in short supply, liberal attempts to generate hatred toward preferred groups through outrageously unjust favoritism (e.g., Affirmative Action, reparations) having largely failed. So they resort to the concept of microaggressions, the list of which must constantly expand.

As usual, universities are at the vanguard of moonbattery. As reported by the New York Post, taxpayer-supported Michigan State University has issued an Inclusive Guide listing words that have been deleted from the Newspeak Dictionary and therefore constitute microaggressions.

Many of the forbidden terms apply to the War on Christmas, which has expanded to Easter. They include: merry, Christmas trees, wreaths, gifts, reindeer, bunnies, eggs (in an Easter context), and chicks.

Other forbidden terms reflect the thin skin of educrats and campus activists: crazy, insane, bonkers, nuts, loony, and lunatic.

“Terrorist” is banned, presumably because it might offend the ghost of Osama bin Laden or Audrey Hale. “Freshmen” and “upperclassmen” are no good, because students must avoid “male-centric and western father-son language.” Meanwhile, “female” made the list because it is a “pejorative term [that] reduces women to their assumed biological anatomy.” The word “America” is banned because it is “American-centric.”

MSU has plenty of company:

Other schools with similar lists include Indiana University at Bloomington, the University of Texas at Austin, Brandeis University and the University of San Francisco.

The disfavored words are not literally banned, but there might be consequences for using them.

It isn’t only students who must live in fear of committing microaggressions. From Easthampton, Massachusetts:

Superintendent finalist Vito Perrone said Friday that the School Committee rescinded its offer to hire him in executive session Thursday night, alleging that the reason was a perceived microaggression contained in an email he sent to the committee chairperson.

The committee had offered him an annual salary of $151,000/year to be an educrat. But then he deviated from permissible vocabulary when he sent an email to committee members Cynthia Kwiecinski and Suzanne Colby in which he referred to them as “ladies.”

Evidently they are not ladies, but moonbats.

According to Perrone, Kwiecinski said that using “ladies” was a microaggression and “the fact that he didn’t know that as an educator was a problem,” he said.

Respect and courtesy can now cost you a cushy job.

No matter how bad they make a situation, liberals can always make it worse still. Inevitably, Big Government will get involved, imposing fines if not prison terms for committing oppression by saying “ladies” or “Christmas tree.”

It is already a crime to call illegal immigrants “illegal immigrants” in New York City.

In France, a woman was just fined $13,000 for calling resident Emmanuel Macron “filth” in a Facebook post. That wasn’t even racist, sexist, or ableist.

Considering how fast forbidden words proliferate, fining them could represent the most promising revenue-raising opportunity for Big Government since carbon offsets — although it is less efficient than the current Democrat practice of simply printing as much money as they want and letting us pick up the tab through inflation.

On tips from Jack D, Barry A, and Wiggins.

Mar 17 2023

Professor Denounces Problematic Pantry Porn

The Smithsonian Institution has revealed that self-reliance, cohesive nuclear families, “objective, rational linear thinking,” hard work, personal responsibility, and delayed gratification are white supremacist. We can now add to that list keeping a tidy pantry.

Barks Jenna Drenten, an associate professor at Loyola University Chicago:

As someone who studies digital consumer culture, I’ve noticed an uptick in glamorized, stylized and fully stocked pantries on TikTok and Instagram, giving rise to a content genre I dub “pantry porn.”

These presentable pantries are a cause for concern:

Storing spices in coordinated glass jars and color coordinating dozens of sprinkles containers may seem trivial. But tidiness is tangled up with status, and messiness is loaded with assumptions about personal responsibility and respectability.

Personal responsibility and respectability are ominous terms, from the woke viewpoint.

Cleanliness has historically been used as a cultural gatekeeping mechanism to reinforce status distinctions based on a vague understanding of “niceness”: nice people, with nice yards, in nice houses, make for nice neighborhoods.

What lies beneath the surface of this anti-messiness, pro-niceness stance is a history of classist, racist and sexist social structures. In my research, influencers who produce pantry porn are predominantly white women who demonstrate what it looks like to maintain a “nice” home by creating a new status symbol: the perfectly organized, fully stocked pantry.

Classist, racist, and sexist: the trifecta of political unorthodoxy. When utopia has been achieved, the FBI will conduct door-to-door pantry checks to make sure no extremists commit oppression by keeping an orderly pantry.

On a tip from Barry A.

Mar 03 2023

Crying Indian Canceled

It would be hard to imagine anything more politically correct than an Indian weeping because Western Civilization has despoiled the planet. Yet like Chief Wahoo and the Indian maiden on the Land O’Lakes butter packaging, the iconic Crying Indian has been canceled:

Since its debut in 1971, an anti-pollution ad showing a man in Native American attire shed a single tear at the sight of smokestacks and litter taking over a once unblemished landscape has become an indelible piece of TV pop culture.

It’s been referenced over the decades since on shows like “The Simpsons” and “South Park” and in internet memes. …

But to many Native Americans, the public service announcement has been a painful reminder of the enduring stereotypes they face.

Consequently, the nonprofit Keep America Beautiful, which commissioned the ad, has transferred ownership to the National Congress of American Indians, which has consigned it to the memory hole.

NCAI plans to end the use of the ad and watch for any unauthorized use.

Somebody should tell the NCAI that it is racist to call American Indians “American Indians” now. They wouldn’t want to be inadvertent thought criminals like the United Negro College Fund.

Indian activist crybullies won’t be happy until they have erased their own culture from American consciousness. Then they still won’t be happy, but we won’t know about it, because no one will remember their existence.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Jan 18 2023

Asking People if They Speak English Is a Microaggression

Living in a woke society, it is a challenge to avoid committing microaggressions. Because new ones are invented each day by social engineers, constant attention must be devoted to staying on top of them, lest you inadvertently commit thoughtcrime. Now we learn that asking someone if they speak English is a microaggression:

According to documents obtained by the medical watchdog group Do No Harm and shared with the Washington Examiner, Covenant Medical Center in Texas required its employees to complete an implicit bias training [i.e., cultural Marxist brainwashing] that contained a list of microaggressions worthy of an apology, including asking if someone spoke English and asking to speak to a manager.

Regarding speaking to the manager, it should go without saying that bad service is to be expected, now that hiring and promotion are based on identity politics rather than merit. Failure to embrace this would be racist. However, this directive applies to patients, not employees. They should put up signs in the waiting room.

For once, the thought police offer a path to redemption for those who realize they have committed a microaggression:

The first steps listed are acknowledging a harm was committed and offering to “repair the issue.” To complete the apology, one must “repent for the problem” and “request forgiveness.”

Falling to your knees and groveling couldn’t hurt.

Ayn Rand explains why there are so many microaggressions:

The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.

Only when we are all thought criminals will our liberal overlords have the leverage to perfect utopia. Making thoughtcrime a federal offense will help in this regard by allowing more involvement by the FBI.

Covenant Medical Center is part of the West Coast-based Providence Health and Services system…

The healthcare system says it prioritizes diversity in hiring and promotion decisions and has a “zero-tolerance” policy for “behavior that perpetuates bias or stereotypes.” The system also says it is committed to “health equity” and acknowledges “long-standing inequities have led to health disparities.”

Rather than worrying about microaggressions, it would be wise to find a healthcare system that prioritizes patients’ health over punishing or rewarding them for their race.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Nov 19 2022

Moonbat Conception of a Female Vocalist

A depraved ideology produces a depraved culture. Assuming the description is accurate, this guy is not a woman and, being deaf-mute, unsurprisingly cannot sing. Therefore, he meets the LGBT/anti-ableist qualifications to be a female vocalist:

That’s what opera will sound like before moonbats are through wokefying the arts.

The audience cheering on this obscene farce may as well be throwing rotten tomatoes. They are exploiting someone with mental problems and encouraging him to make a fool of himself for the sake of their own sick gratification, as they congratulate themselves for regarding the spectacle as “stunning and brave.”

On tips from KirklesWorth and Wiggins.

Nov 10 2022

Miss Greater Derry Is Fat Ugly Guy

Political correctness has been pushed to the last extreme, creating the inversion of values, whereby whoever is least deserving gets the reward. At this point in our descent down the liberal rabbit hole, few will be surprised to see a fat ugly guy win a female beauty pageant. Presenting Brian, who has been crowned “Miss Greater Derry” in New Hampshire:

He is eminently qualified, being the least qualified candidate imaginable.

This is how we ended up with Joe Biden as President of the United States.

Sickest of all, liberals no doubt felt self-righteous about choosing Brian. The reason Democrats so relentlessly ram sexual depravity down our throats is that their ideology is fundamentally depraved. Depravity is not just its most salient characteristic but its core principle.

On a tip from DCGere.

Oct 22 2022

Botanical Sexism

A gifted moonbat can see thoughtcrime anywhere. For example, when horticulturalist Tom Ogren looks at trees, he sees “botanical sexism”:

He says city planners and urban landscapers prefer to plant male trees over female trees because they’re easier to maintain. The problem is, that may be making your allergies worse.

“The males produce millions of flowers, and each flower has hundreds of anthers that produce tons of pollen. The female trees produce seeds. They produce no pollen,” he explained.

But female trees do produce fruit and seeds, which litter sidewalks and streets, and that can get messy.

That’s why he says urban areas don’t have many female trees, which means the pollen from male trees isn’t getting absorbed and instead ends up in the air.

This is what happens when the federal government fails to regulate arboreal sexual equity.

Because sexism/racism/homophobia/transphobia/et cetera/ad nauseam saturates everything imaginable, we must have an all-powerful government that saturates everything imaginable to rid the world of wrongthink.

On a tip from seaoh.

Oct 12 2022

When Russians Move to America

Russians have been escaping their country so as not to have to serve in the debacle in Ukraine. They might want to look before they leap. This Russian propaganda doesn’t exaggerate by much regarding the suffocating moonbattery they will subject themselves to if they come here:

Hat tip: Not the Bee.

Sep 02 2022

Fighting the ChiComs With Woke Pronouns

Even as Biden and his leftist handlers weaken America from within by driving up inflation with $trillions upon $trillions of wasteful spending and by pushing divisiveness to alarming extremes

…they weaken us militarily by subordinating the armed forces to depraved moonbattery:

A division of the U.S. Pacific Air Forces (PACAF), the branch tasked with confronting China, has ordered its senior leaders and commanders to stop using gender pronouns in written formats, saying the shift to more neutral language will help improve the fighting force’s “lethality.”

As they make their designs on Taiwan and beyond, the ChiComs are unlikely to agree that complying with LGBT ideology on pronoun usage enhances our military’s lethality.

The policy change is part of a larger effort by the Biden administration and U.S. military to foster what it says is a more culturally sensitive environment. The U.S. Navy, for instance, recently published a video instructing its sailors on proper gender pronouns. The Army also mandates gender identity training and trains officers on when to offer subordinates gender-transition surgery…

As a defense policy expert, Hudson Institute senior fellow Rebeccah Heinrichs can’t figure out what our rulers are up to:

“It is painful to think about the amount of time servicemen have already spent writing these rules instead of figuring out how to beat China,” Henrichs said. “Somebody needs to remind DoD leadership that they’re in the business of preventing and winning wars and not in the Oberlin lounge.”

Actually, under the control of leftists like Mark Milley and Lloyd Austin, the Department of Defense is in exactly the same business as the faculty at pernicious liberal arts colleges: the business of weakening America.

China isn’t the enemy. As Biden has been making increasingly clear, we are.

On a tip from Franco.

Jul 27 2022

Our Next President Introduces Herself

Please tell me that this is all just a tasteless joke at the expense of moonbats:

An event with Vice President Kamala Harris on Tuesday featured her and guests at the table introducing themselves with their names, pronouns, and descriptions of their clothing…

“Good afternoon. I want to welcome these leaders for coming in to have this very important discussion about some of the most pressing issues of our time. I am Kamala Harris, my pronouns are she and her. I am a woman sitting at the table wearing a blue suit,” a masked Harris said while introducing herself.

Still wearing the pointless mask, in Year 3 of 15 days to slow the spread. Announcing her gender and her pronouns in obeisance to LGBT militants. Describing her clothes in case someone watching her on television is blind. To top it off, she was there to speak about how limitations on abortion oppress disabled people.

It could not be clearer where Kamala Harris places her emphasis: on jejune politically correct posturing.

Visibly crumbling Joe Biden has one foot in the grave. This is what the liberal establishment saw fit to put next in line:

On a tip from MrRightWingDave.


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